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Final 2008 CFB Power Rankings

Post-Bowl College Football Rankings
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
January 9th, 2009

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its NCAA football simulation to present the most comprehensive, deterministic and unbiased ranking of all teams. We simulated every possible DI FBS match-up one hundred times, and used the winning percentages from 700,000+ games 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, strength-of-schedule-adjusted stats, so significant week-to-week changes could occur.

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

 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
1.USC Trojans+298.947.33.0
2.Florida Gators-98.048.14.6
3.Utah Utes+895.237.95.5
4.Oklahoma Sooners-394.942.99.7
5.Texas Longhorns-193.336.57.6
6.TCU Horned Frogs+291.028.04.7
7.Penn State Nittany Lions-289.833.58.1
8.Mississippi Rebels+689.434.510.1
9.Alabama Crimson Tide+189.329.16.8
10.Oregon Ducks+1187.435.512.3
11.Texas Tech Red Raiders-287.036.114.6
12.California Golden Bears+686.232.110.3
13.Boise State Broncos-786.231.210.5
14.Ohio State Buckeyes-285.028.18.6
15.Iowa Hawkeyes-83.729.511.0
16.Tulsa Golden Hurricane+1483.636.717.8
17.Georgia Bulldogs-482.730.912.5
18.Oregon State Beavers+1580.927.712.5
19.West Virginia Mountaineers+679.426.511.1
20.Florida State Seminoles+678.426.811.7
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
21.Houston Cougars+1078.232.317.4
22.Missouri Tigers-677.130.114.9
23.Oklahoma State Cowboys-1673.530.117.4
24.Rutgers Scarlet Knights+572.826.615.9
25.Nebraska Cornhuskers-372.126.515.7
26.South Florida Bulls+1371.521.612.5
27.Connecticut Huskies+2870.923.913.3
28.LSU Tigers+2070.223.813.6
29.Ball State Cardinals-670.126.916.9
30.Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets-1069.121.913.0
31.Wisconsin Badgers+568.725.517.0
32.Kansas Jayhawks+667.923.516.0
33.Arizona Wildcats-566.420.813.9
34.Brigham Young Cougars-1566.024.217.1
35.Pittsburgh Panthers-66.020.213.9
36.North Carolina Tar Heels-1263.119.615.0
37.Cincinnati Bearcats-2063.019.013.9
38.Wake Forest Demon Deacons+1262.515.211.6
39.Maryland Terrapins+862.420.615.7
40.Rice Owls+260.725.521.0
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
41.Virginia Tech Hokies-160.615.812.6
42.Boston College Eagles+758.815.212.0
43.Stanford Cardinal+2257.921.918.7
44.Illinois Fighting Illini-157.220.918.5
45.Arkansas State Red Wolves+1156.221.019.0
46.Troy Trojans-256.018.616.9
47.Southern Miss Golden Eagles+1355.919.917.8
48.Arkansas Razorbacks+2355.721.320.2
49.Louisiana Tech Bulldogs+2155.619.917.8
50.Michigan State Spartans+155.217.517.0
51.Clemson Tigers-2454.615.014.0
52.Miami (FL) Hurricanes-53.317.516.9
53.Nevada Wolf Pack-1953.121.120.4
54.Colorado State Rams+2553.022.822.7
55.North Carolina State Wolfpack+652.718.519.1
56.Western Michigan Broncos-1151.419.019.6
57.Notre Dame Fighting Irish+951.417.017.8
58.Tennessee Volunteers+551.313.414.0
59.Baylor Bears-1851.218.318.9
60.Arizona State Sun Devils+1550.115.916.5
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
61.Air Force Falcons-2948.916.017.0
62.South Carolina Gamecocks-348.014.116.4
63.Navy Midshipmen-2646.416.018.0
64.Kentucky Wildcats+2744.613.416.5
65.East Carolina Pirates-1943.713.517.7
66.New Mexico Lobos+1843.415.419.6
67.Virginia Cavaliers+943.113.217.3
68.Fresno State Bulldogs-642.520.725.3
69.Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns-142.421.426.5
70.Northwestern Wildcats-1642.312.116.1
71.Louisville Cardinals+1541.716.921.6
72.Buffalo Bulls-1941.517.022.3
73.Florida International Golden Panthers+1041.014.219.5
74.Bowling Green Falcons-740.514.420.1
75.Akron Zips-340.417.823.2
76.Marshall Thundering Herd+1839.816.021.9
77.Vanderbilt Commodores+539.510.916.0
78.Auburn Tigers+1139.311.917.7
79.Northern Illinois Huskies-2238.914.520.8
80.Florida Atlantic Owls-238.616.822.9
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
81.Purdue Boilermakers-34.913.621.6
82.Central Michigan Chippewas-2433.714.022.1
83.UNLV Rebels+1533.415.624.4
84.Duke Blue Devils+433.211.219.5
85.Ohio Bobcats-1132.513.922.7
86.UTEP Miners-131.917.227.0
87.Minnesota Golden Gophers-1831.912.922.1
88.Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders+531.612.421.5
89.San Jose State Spartans+331.410.320.0
90.Colorado Buffaloes+730.511.521.7
91.Syracuse Orange+1430.515.425.9
92.Toledo Rockets+730.414.425.0
93.UAB Blazers+829.813.524.1
94.Iowa State Cyclones+628.615.727.2
95.Kent State Golden Flashes-827.913.824.9
96.Hawaii Warriors-2327.412.423.4
97.Memphis Tigers-2027.113.125.5
98.Wyoming Cowboys+626.511.223.5
99.Temple Owls-1926.410.522.7
100.Indiana Hoosiers-525.211.824.8
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
101.Mississippi State Bulldogs+925.19.622.1
102.New Mexico State Aggies-23.811.726.1
103.Michigan Wolverines-23.29.823.0
104.Texas A&M Aggies-1422.313.428.7
105.Utah State Aggies-921.89.523.2
106.UCF Knights+321.58.021.6
107.Eastern Michigan Eagles-120.612.828.7
108.UCLA Bruins-120.39.324.4
109.Kansas State Wildcats-4520.112.327.8
110.Army Black Knights-218.89.125.4
111.San Diego State Aztecs+316.69.827.9
112.Tulane Green Wave+116.110.629.9
113.Southern Methodist Mustangs-116.09.828.0
114.Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks-313.710.131.8
115.Miami (OH) RedHawks+19.88.433.2
116.Western Kentucky Hilltoppers-18.86.930.2
117.North Texas Mean Green+17.67.935.1
118.Idaho Vandals-17.17.434.8
119.Washington State Cougars+15.15.935.3
120.Washington Huskies-15.06.134.9

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