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Not Just Luck: Stanford Takes Top Spot

NCAA football week 2 power rankings

By Jake Westrich - WhatIfSports.com
Sept. 5, 2011

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its NCAA football simulation to present the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking of all 120 FBS teams. We simulated thousands of games and used those winning percentages to evaluate every team. All 120 teams are ranked below with their average points for and against from the simulated games. Simulations are based on updated rosters and depth charts so significant week-to-week changes may occur once the regular season kicks off.

Teams Ranked by Winning Percentage
(everyone plays everyone 100 times)

 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
1.Stanford Cardinal90.940.817.8
2.Oregon Ducks90.341.918.1
3.Alabama Crimson Tide88.636.215.1
4.Boise State Broncos88.441.420.3
5.Oklahoma Sooners87.439.920.6
6.Wisconsin Badgers85.636.918.5
7.Oklahoma State Cowboys82.940.323.8
8.Florida State Seminoles82.837.119.9
9.LSU Tigers82.433.817.6
10.TCU Horned Frogs81.035.720.9
11.Texas A&M Aggies79.136.422.2
12.Ohio State Buckeyes79.031.517.3
13.West Virginia Mountaineers77.932.718.8
14.Nebraska Cornhuskers77.229.215.9
15.Georgia Bulldogs77.134.421.0
16.South Carolina Gamecocks77.133.320.2
17.Arkansas Razorbacks76.834.621.3
18.Arizona Wildcats76.430.518.8
19.USC Trojans76.234.121.5
20.Utah Utes75.533.422.1
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
21.Michigan State Spartans75.334.221.9
22.Pittsburgh Panthers73.933.422.0
23.Mississippi State Bulldogs73.733.021.3
24.Virginia Tech Hokies73.132.420.1
25.Notre Dame Fighting Irish71.731.321.7
26.Clemson Tigers70.930.120.4
27.Penn State Nittany Lions70.130.120.9
28.Florida Gators69.828.919.0
29.Arizona State Sun Devils68.730.121.1
30.Missouri Tigers68.529.420.4
31.Maryland Terrapins66.929.321.3
32.Baylor Bears66.433.926.1
33.San Diego State Aztecs66.232.124.5
34.Northern Illinois Huskies65.632.925.7
35.Texas Longhorns65.628.120.6
36.Auburn Tigers64.129.322.8
37.North Carolina Tar Heels64.028.221.8
38.Cincinnati Bearcats63.931.726.0
39.Iowa Hawkeyes61.027.222.0
40.Southern Methodist Mustangs60.532.727.4
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
41.North Carolina State Wolfpack60.230.025.2
42.Michigan Wolverines60.131.726.8
43.Miami (FL) Hurricanes59.827.022.7
44.Southern Miss Golden Eagles58.833.629.3
45.California Golden Bears58.724.820.4
46.Tennessee Volunteers58.426.322.1
47.Northwestern Wildcats57.928.524.8
48.Hawaii Warriors57.632.529.4
49.Syracuse Orange57.326.423.4
50.South Florida Bulls56.827.122.9
51.Boston College Eagles55.624.621.7
52.Texas Tech Red Raiders55.527.725.6
53.UCF Knights55.330.827.3
54.Nevada Wolf Pack54.830.228.0
55.Brigham Young Cougars53.727.225.3
56.Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets53.625.824.0
57.Connecticut Huskies53.026.123.8
58.Temple Owls52.626.325.0
59.Illinois Fighting Illini52.225.324.5
60.Washington Huskies51.624.323.9
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
61.Oregon State Beavers51.325.424.4
62.Purdue Boilermakers50.924.323.8
63.Tulsa Golden Hurricane49.231.030.9
64.Kansas State Wildcats48.826.326.1
65.UCLA Bruins48.525.125.0
66.East Carolina Pirates48.228.729.1
67.Navy Midshipmen47.924.825.3
68.Houston Cougars47.330.731.7
69.Fresno State Bulldogs47.328.329.5
70.Air Force Falcons46.924.224.4
71.Louisville Cardinals46.623.424.5
72.Mississippi Rebels46.526.928.3
73.Ohio Bobcats46.223.525.1
74.Toledo Rockets45.527.528.9
75.Kentucky Wildcats45.022.424.2
76.Colorado Buffaloes45.024.926.7
77.Troy Trojans44.927.229.6
78.Duke Blue Devils40.225.130.0
79.Virginia Cavaliers38.821.425.9
80.Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks38.623.428.7
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
81.Western Michigan Broncos38.225.530.6
82.Louisiana Tech Bulldogs37.625.130.1
83.Central Michigan Chippewas36.721.927.8
84.Miami (OH) RedHawks35.521.127.6
85.Wake Forest Demon Deacons35.522.028.6
86.FIU Golden Panthers35.024.130.9
87.Rutgers Scarlet Knights34.721.427.4
88.Indiana Hoosiers34.024.331.8
89.Washington State Cougars33.823.030.4
90.Vanderbilt Commodores33.419.927.3
91.Iowa State Cyclones31.519.628.6
92.Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders30.820.328.8
93.Utah State Aggies30.822.931.2
94.Kent State Golden Flashes30.517.626.5
95.Arkansas State Red Wolves30.223.131.9
96.Army Black Knights28.217.828.1
97.UAB Blazers27.923.033.3
98.Minnesota Golden Gophers27.818.529.1
99.Buffalo Bulls24.917.329.7
100.Colorado State Rams24.619.431.7
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
101.Tulane Green Wave24.618.430.5
102.Marshall Thundering Herd24.216.929.3
103.North Texas Mean Green22.119.433.1
104.UTEP Miners21.818.231.9
105.Idaho Vandals21.718.131.8
106.Bowling Green Falcons20.116.731.5
107.Kansas Jayhawks19.418.433.2
108.Rice Owls18.818.834.8
109.Western Kentucky Hilltoppers18.618.334.2
110.San Jose State Spartans17.216.132.9
111.Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns16.616.532.5
112.Wyoming Cowboys16.413.931.1
113.Florida Atlantic Owls14.515.734.6
114.UNLV Rebels12.814.935.2
115.New Mexico Lobos11.513.034.7
116.Akron Zips10.813.135.0
117.Ball State Cardinals10.712.534.4
118.Eastern Michigan Eagles6.612.037.3
119.New Mexico State Aggies5.69.938.2
120.Memphis Tigers4.810.538.0

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