Week 13 FBS Rankings

We’re heading into the conference championships next week. The playoff picture is clear as long as Clemson and Washington win their conference championships.

FBS Top 25 Rankings:

  1. Alabama (12-0, 131.967)
  2. Ohio St (11-1, 129.444)
  3. Michigan (10-2, 128.300)
  4. Clemson (11-1, 127.202)
  5. Washington (11-1, 127.139)
  6. Wisconsin (10-2, 126.746)
  7. Colorado (10-2, 126.147)
  8. Penn St (10-2, 125.908)
  9. Southern Cal (9-3, 125.288)
  10. Florida St (9-3, 124.382)
  11. LSU (7-4, 123.996)
  12. Oklahoma (9-2, 123.877)
  13. Stanford (9-3, 123.866)
  14. Western Michigan (12-0, 123.705)
  15. Auburn (8-4, 123.637)
  16. Iowa (8-4, 123.213)
  17. Nebraska (9-3, 123.198)
  18. Florida (8-3, 123.145)
  19. Washington St (8-4, 123.010)
  20. Louisville (9-3, 122.964)
  21. West Virginia (9-2, 122.944)
  22. Texas A&M (8-4, 122.570)
  23. Virginia Tech (9-3, 122.330)
  24. Tennessee (8-4, 122.245)
  25. South Florida (10-2, 122.220)

 

FBS conference rankings:

  1. SEC 121.456
  2. Pac-12 121.314
  3. Big 10 120.849
  4. ACC 120.242
  5. Big 12 118.697
  6. AAC 117.852
  7. Mountain West 115.577
  8. Sun Belt 114.285
  9. MAC 114.014
  10. Conference USA 112.706

You can find my complete rankings for all 700+ schools here.

2015 College Football Final Rankings

Another season of college football has come and gone. Why does it seem to go by so fast? Alabama reclaims its throne as king of college football, winning it’s fourth national championship in the last seven years. Frank Beamer decides 29 years is enough at Virginia Tech and decides to retire. North Dakota State wins it’s fifth straight national championship in FCS.

Here is my final Top 25 in FBS:

  1. Alabama (14-1, 131.73)
  2. Clemson (14-1, 128.88)
  3. Ohio State (12-1, 128.57)
  4. Oklahoma (11-2, 127.97)
  5. Stanford (12-2, 127.02)
  6. Michigan St (12-2, 126.99)
  7. Mississippi (10-3, 126.93)
  8. Michigan (10-3, 126.42)
  9. TCU (11-2, 126.23)
  10. LSU (9-3, 126.07)
  11. Iowa (12-2, 126.06)
  12. Notre Dame (10-3, 125.70)
  13. Houston (13-1, 125.22)
  14. Tennessee (9-4, 125.21)
  15. Baylor (10-3, 124.95)
  16. Oklahoma St (10-3, 124.82)
  17. Florida (10-4, 124.71)
  18. Northwestern (10-3, 124.65)
  19. Wisconsin (10-3, 124.54)
  20. Arkansas (8-5, 124.45)
  21. Florida St (10-3, 124.45)
  22. Mississippi St (9-4, 124.22)
  23. Georgia (10-3, 124.02)
  24. Navy (11-2, 123.91)
  25. North Carolina (11-3, 123.845)

Here’s my final Top 25 in FCS:

  1. North Dakota St (13-2, 119.542)
  2. Jacksonville St (13-2, 118.316)
  3. Illinois St (10-3, 117.112)
  4. Dartmouth (9-1, 116.536)
  5. Harvard (9-1, 116.495)
  6. Northern Iowa (9-5, 116.003)
  7. Charleston Southern (10-3, 115.578)
  8. South Dakota St (8-4, 115.416)
  9. Chattanooga (9-4, 114.798)
  10. The Citadel (9-4, 114.731)
  11. Portland St (9-3, 114.666)
  12. Western Illinois (7-6, 114.226)
  13. Richmond (10-4, 114.176)
  14. McNeese St (10-1, 114.066)
  15. James Madison (9-3, 113.550)
  16. Southern Utah (8-4, 113.376)
  17. Pennsylvania (7-3, 113.309)
  18. Sam Houston St (11-4, 113.308)
  19. Montana (8-5, 113.060)
  20. William & Mary (9-4, 112.999)
  21. Coastal Carolina (9-3, 112.524)
  22. Western Carolina (7-4, 112.362)
  23. Youngstown St (5-6, 112.316)
  24. Fordham (9-3, 111.777)
  25. Villanova (6-5, 111.543)

My complete list of rankings can be found here.

FBS College Football Rankings Week 13

Well, we’re down to conference championship games. Oklahoma has snuck past Clemson into second in my rankings after their thrashing of Oklahoma State. Clemson has a chance to regain second when they play North Carolina for the ACC Championship. The winner of Iowa and Michigan State may overtake Ohio State this week. Ohio State jumped four spots this week after their blowout win over Michigan. TCU gained six spots after their victory of Baylor. Stanford moved up six spots after their last second win over Notre Dame. Florida fell seven spots after their pitiful performance against Florida State while Florida State moved up five spots. North Carolina still gets no love from my formula, but that could change with a victory over Clemson.

  1. Alabama (11-1, 130.208)
  2. Oklahoma (11-1, 129.738)
  3. Clemson (12-0, 128.949)
  4. Ohio State (11-1, 128.519)
  5. Iowa (12-0, 128.424)
  6. Michigan State (127.431)
  7. TCU (10-2, 127.102)
  8. Baylor (9-2, 126.980)
  9. Notre Dame (10-2, 126.967)
  10. Stanford (10-2, 126.562)
  11. Oklahoma State (10-2, 126.509)
  12. Mississippi (9-3, 126.300)
  13. Michigan (9-3, 126.192)
  14. Florida State (10-2, 126.116)
  15. Northwestern (10-2, 126.051)
  16. Florida (10-2, 125.717)
  17. North Carolina (11-1, 125.548)
  18. LSU (8-3, 125.477)
  19. Navy (9-2, 125.091)
  20. Houston (11-1, 124.976)
  21. West Virginia (7-4, 124.802)
  22. Wisconsin (9-3, 124.642)
  23. Tennessee (8-4, 124.571)
  24. Temple (10-2, 124.327)
  25. Southern Cal (8-4, 124.274)

You can find my complete rankings here.

Here’s my FBS conference rankings:

  1. Big 12 (122.937)
  2. SEC (122.857)
  3. Big 10 (122.611)
  4. Pac-12 (121.430)
  5. ACC (121.068)
  6. AAC (118.356)
  7. MAC (115.653)
  8. MWC (114.209)
  9. C-USA (113.698)
  10. Sun Belt (113.567)

FCS Playoffs Recap and Round 2 predictions

The first round of the FCS playoffs are over. Schools with higher power ratings went 5-3. The biggest upset was #24 Montana over #6 South Dakota State 24-17. #7 Northern Iowa cruised to an easy 53-17 win over #25 Eastern Illinois.#11 Citadel squeaked by #19 Coastal Carolina 41-38. #13 William & Mary had a big scare from #61 Duquesne before finally winning 52-49. #14 Western Illinois defeated #45 Dayton 24-7. #15 Chattanooga had little trouble with #21 Fordham, winning 50-20. #28 Sam Houston State pulled off an upset in beating #16 Southern Utah 42-39. #40 Colgate beat #37 New Hampshire 27-20.

Round #2 Matchups(Based on FCS seedings, record, my ratings and rankings in parentheses):

#1 Jacksonville State (10-1, 2, 118.183) vs. Chattanooga (9-3, 11, 115.648)

#2 Illinois State (9-2, 1, 118.350) vs. Western Illinois (7-5, 14, 114.777)

#3 North Dakota State (9-2, 3, 117.664) vs. Montana (8-4, 18, 113.599)

#4 McNeese State (10-0, 7, 115.964) vs. Sam Houston State (9-3, 20, 113.060)

#5 James Madison (9-2, 13, 115.180) vs. Colgate (8-4, 38, 110.690)

#6 Portland State (9-2, 9, 115.814) vs. Northern Iowa (8-4, 6, 116.009)

#7 Richmond (8-3, 19, 113.283) vs. William & Mary (9-3, 15, 114.324)

#8 Charleston Southern (9-2, 12, 115.527) vs. The Citadel (9-3, 8, 115.956)

Using my power ratings, here are the favorites and their chance of winning (not taking into account location of game):

James Madison has a 73.8% chance of winning over Colgate

North Dakota State has a 71.8% chance of winning over Montana

Illinois State has a 69.5% chance of winning over Western Illinois

McNeese State has a 66.1% chance of winning over Sam Houston State

Jacksonville State has a 64.2% chance of winning over Chattanooga

William & Mary has a 56.0% chance of winning over Richmond

The Citadel has a 52.5% chance of winning over Charleston Southern

Northern Iowa has a 51.9% chance of winning over Portland State

 

FCS College Football Rankings

We’ve come to the end of the FCS regular season. The 24 team playoff is set. How do the playoff teams fare in my top 25? Teams in bold have qualified for the playoffs.

  1. Illinois State (9-2, 118.932, #2 seed)
  2. Jacksonville State (10-1, 118.477, #1 seed)
  3. North Dakota State (9-2, 117.991, #3 seed)
  4. Dartmouth (9-1, 117.394)
  5. Harvard (9-1, 117.359)
  6. South Dakota State (8-3, 117.078)
  7. Northern Iowa (7-4, 116.140)
  8. Portland State (9-2, 116.039, #6 seed)
  9. Charleston Southern (9-2, 115.927, #8 seed)
  10. James Madison (9-2, 115.841, #5 seed)
  11. The Citadel (8-3, 115.598)
  12. McNeese State (10-0, 115.499, #4 seed)
  13. William & Mary (8-3, 115.189)
  14. Western Illinois (6-5, 115.084)
  15. Chattanooga (8-3, 115.048)
  16. Southern Utah (8-3, 114.845)
  17. Pennsylvania (7-3, 114.272)
  18. Richmond (8-3, 113.889, #7 seed)
  19. Coastal Carolina (9-2, 113.679)
  20. Youngstown State (5-6, 113.151)
  21. Fordham (9-2, 113.056)
  22. Western Carolina (7-4, 112.991)
  23. Villanova (6-5, 112.924)
  24. Montana (7-4, 112.851)
  25. Eastern Illinois (7-4, 112.735)

Other schools making the playoffs:

28. Sam Houston State (8-3, 111.970)
37. New Hampshire (7-4, 110.919)
40. Colgate (7-4, 110.721)
45. Dayton (10-1, 110.042)
61. Duquesne (8-3, 107.729)

FBS College Football Rankings Week 12

Another week, another shakeup. Two more teams fall from the undefeated ranks. Here’s my top 25:

  1. Alabama (10-1, 130.310)
  2. Clemson (11-0, 129.421)
  3. Oklahoma (10-1, 129.251)
  4. Iowa (11-0, 128.761)
  5. Baylor (9-1, 128.224)
  6. Notre Dame (10-1, 128.220)
  7. Oklahoma State (10-1, 127.516)
  8. Ohio State (10-1, 127.492)
  9. Florida (10-1, 127.146)
  10. Michigan (9-2, 127.083)
  11. Michigan State (10-1, 127.056)
  12. Navy (9-1, 126.758)
  13. TCU (9-2, 126.607)
  14. Ole Miss (8-3, 126.182)
  15. Northwestern (9-2, 126.157)
  16. Stanford (9-2, 125.953)
  17. North Carolina (10-1, 125.533)
  18. LSU (7-3, 125.176)
  19. Florida State (9-2, 124.882)
  20. Tennessee (7-4, 124.801)
  21. West Virginia (6-4, 124.583)
  22. Wisconsin (8-3, 124.514)
  23. Mississippi State (8-3, 124.393)
  24. Toledo (9-1, 124.392)
  25. Utah (8-3, 124.210)

You can find my complete rankings here.

There’s a new conference at the top of my conference rankings. The Big 12 sneaks past the SEC for the highest average rating.

  1. Big 12 (123.335)
  2. SEC (123.241)
  3. Big 10 (122.709)
  4. Pac-12 (121.453)
  5. ACC (121.141)
  6. AAC (118.402)
  7. MAC (115.755)
  8. Mountain West (114.411)
  9. CUSA (113.815)
  10. Sun Belt (113.764)

FBS College Football Rankings for Week 11

There’s a new number 1 team in my college rankings this week. Alabama has passed Clemson after their thumping of Mississippi State and Clemson’s struggles against Syracuse. Alabama is on a roll right now. Iowa continues to impress in my ratings and Ohio State is making its move now into 4th. Here is my top 25 for this week:

 

  1. Alabama (9-1)
  2. Clemson (10-0)
  3. Iowa (10-0)
  4. Ohio State (10-0)
  5. Notre Dame (9-1)
  6. Oklahoma (9-1)
  7. Oklahoma State (10-0)
  8. Florida (9-1)
  9. TCU (9-1)
  10. Navy (8-1)
  11. Houston (10-0)
  12. Baylor (8-1)
  13. LSU (7-2)
  14. Michigan (8-2)
  15. Mississippi (7-3)
  16. North Carolina (9-1)
  17. Wisconsin (8-2)
  18. Memphis (8-2)
  19. Michigan State (9-1)
  20. Northwestern (8-2)
  21. Stanford (8-2)
  22. Tennessee (6-4)
  23. Florida State (8-2)
  24. Utah (8-2)
  25. Arkansas (6-4)

 

You can find my entire rankings for all 759 schools here.