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NCAA football preseason power rankings

By Jake Westrich - WhatIfSports.com
Aug. 29, 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.Oregon Ducks93.843.617.4
2.Stanford Cardinal91.340.918.0
3.Alabama Crimson Tide89.836.115.2
4.Boise State Broncos88.941.220.3
5.Oklahoma Sooners86.039.621.2
6.Wisconsin Badgers85.837.718.4
7.Florida State Seminoles83.537.420.0
8.TCU Horned Frogs82.936.219.7
9.Oklahoma State Cowboys82.340.323.8
10.LSU Tigers81.233.818.2
11.South Carolina Gamecocks79.135.620.5
12.Ohio State Buckeyes79.032.017.2
13.Georgia Bulldogs78.735.320.8
14.West Virginia Mountaineers78.532.718.7
15.Texas A&M Aggies78.036.522.4
16.Arkansas Razorbacks76.434.521.3
17.Arizona Wildcats76.330.318.4
18.Nebraska Cornhuskers75.629.316.5
19.Notre Dame Fighting Irish74.933.821.7
20.Utah Utes74.433.522.2
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
21.Pittsburgh Panthers74.332.922.0
22.USC Trojans74.133.822.7
23.Virginia Tech Hokies73.032.421.0
24.Michigan State Spartans73.033.821.9
25.Mississippi State Bulldogs72.932.421.1
26.Penn State Nittany Lions72.631.220.7
27.Florida Gators69.328.519.0
28.Missouri Tigers68.829.020.6
29.San Diego State Aztecs67.631.923.9
30.Clemson Tigers67.029.020.6
31.Arizona State Sun Devils66.229.421.8
32.Northern Illinois Huskies66.132.625.5
33.Texas Longhorns65.928.421.0
34.North Carolina Tar Heels65.228.421.6
35.Maryland Terrapins64.928.721.6
36.Miami (FL) Hurricanes64.228.421.5
37.Auburn Tigers64.029.422.5
38.North Carolina State Wolfpack62.030.124.6
39.Southern Methodist Mustangs61.932.527.2
40.Michigan Wolverines61.532.026.9
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
41.Iowa Hawkeyes60.626.922.1
42.Cincinnati Bearcats60.531.326.4
43.Southern Miss Golden Eagles60.033.829.5
44.California Golden Bears59.724.720.5
45.Syracuse Orange59.427.223.0
46.Hawaii Warriors58.933.629.3
47.Baylor Bears58.531.527.5
48.UCF Knights57.930.427.2
49.Tennessee Volunteers57.726.422.7
50.Boston College Eagles56.624.221.2
51.South Florida Bulls56.426.823.4
52.Northwestern Wildcats55.228.025.3
53.Connecticut Huskies54.425.623.9
54.Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets54.325.723.8
55.Texas Tech Red Raiders53.327.526.2
56.Oregon State Beavers53.225.423.9
57.Brigham Young Cougars52.527.325.4
58.Nevada Wolf Pack52.530.328.8
59.Washington Huskies52.324.923.5
60.Houston Cougars51.530.731.1
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
61.Illinois Fighting Illini51.025.124.6
62.Air Force Falcons50.624.924.2
63.Temple Owls50.526.125.6
64.Purdue Boilermakers50.324.023.8
65.Kansas State Wildcats49.526.726.3
66.Tulsa Golden Hurricane48.231.031.2
67.UCLA Bruins47.924.625.6
68.Louisville Cardinals47.223.624.5
69.Navy Midshipmen47.124.525.6
70.Fresno State Bulldogs46.627.829.3
71.Kentucky Wildcats46.422.323.5
72.Ohio Bobcats46.023.424.6
73.Mississippi Rebels46.026.928.1
74.Colorado Buffaloes45.225.026.7
75.Toledo Rockets44.327.229.1
76.Troy Trojans44.227.029.8
77.Duke Blue Devils41.625.029.0
78.Virginia Cavaliers39.921.525.8
79.Western Michigan Broncos38.825.630.5
80.Rutgers Scarlet Knights38.721.927.2
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
81.Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks38.323.628.8
82.East Carolina Pirates38.125.930.8
83.Louisiana Tech Bulldogs37.425.230.5
84.Central Michigan Chippewas37.221.927.5
85.Wake Forest Demon Deacons35.522.328.3
86.Miami (OH) RedHawks35.320.927.5
87.Washington State Cougars34.224.030.6
88.Vanderbilt Commodores34.220.227.4
89.Iowa State Cyclones31.719.628.3
90.FIU Golden Panthers31.623.331.1
91.Indiana Hoosiers31.424.332.0
92.Arkansas State Red Wolves31.423.231.6
93.Kent State Golden Flashes30.617.526.4
94.Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders30.220.329.1
95.Idaho Vandals28.220.930.7
96.Utah State Aggies28.121.531.6
97.Army Black Knights27.818.128.0
98.UAB Blazers27.423.233.2
99.Minnesota Golden Gophers25.518.229.9
100.Marshall Thundering Herd25.317.129.7
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
101.Colorado State Rams25.019.931.6
102.Buffalo Bulls25.017.729.6
103.Tulane Green Wave22.718.030.7
104.UTEP Miners21.218.031.9
105.North Texas Mean Green21.019.533.7
106.Rice Owls20.519.334.7
107.Kansas Jayhawks20.218.332.6
108.Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns18.816.832.4
109.Wyoming Cowboys18.514.130.9
110.Western Kentucky Hilltoppers18.218.434.2
111.San Jose State Spartans17.516.433.2
112.Bowling Green Falcons16.514.632.0
113.Florida Atlantic Owls14.815.834.4
114.UNLV Rebels13.215.134.9
115.New Mexico Lobos12.013.133.9
116.Ball State Cardinals10.912.534.4
117.Akron Zips10.312.935.2
118.Eastern Michigan Eagles7.211.937.0
119.Memphis Tigers5.410.938.3
120.New Mexico State Aggies5.29.938.6

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