College Rankings (9/17/2012)

Not only does the Predictalator run every upcoming game 50,000 times, it plays every team against every other team to come up with the ultimate Power Rankings. The Predictalator is successful because it best accounts for actual matchups and team's abilities to exploit opponent's weaknesses using strength-of-schedule-adjusted statistics, so the Power Rankings are not necessarily the best way to know who would win between two teams. They are, however, the best possible way to measure which teams have put together the most impressive seasons. The best team may not be favored against the second-best team, but it would be favored more significantly against the rest of the teams in the sport.

To build the college football Power Rankings below, we "played" every team against every other team 50,000 times each and ranked by overall winning percentage of those games. These Power Rankings are as of (9/17/2012) rosters and projected depth charts.

In addition to the college football Power Rankings, we have also included each team’s overall Offensive and Defensive rankings as well as Pass and Rush efficiency rankings relative to the league based on our strength-of-schedule-adjusted statistics and current rosters.

2012 College Football Team Rankings (9/17/2012)

Rank Team O-Rank D-Rank O-Pass Eff O-Rush Eff D-Pass Eff D-Rush Eff
1 Alabama Tide 9 2 5 2 4 3
2 LSU Tigers 27 1 15 4 1 2
3 Georgia Bulldogs 13 3 3 24 2 6
4 Oklahoma Sooners 1 13 2 7 6 24
5 Oregon Ducks 2 42 4 1 19 34
6 West Virginia Mountaineers 3 26 1 46 10 40
7 Texas Longhorns 10 4 19 3 5 13
8 Florida State Seminoles 14 5 7 44 3 1
9 USC Trojans 6 19 6 5 15 17
10 Florida Gators 42 8 29 20 7 5
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 43 6 33 25 8 9
12 Notre Dame Irish 17 9 22 13 16 10
13 Ohio State Buckeyes 21 23 40 10 12 23
14 Stanford Cardinal 22 21 23 11 43 4
15 Missouri Tigers 18 32 21 18 34 27
16 UCLA Bruins 5 76 9 14 13 69
17 Texas A&M Aggies 16 45 44 9 41 16
18 Texas Tech Raiders 4 64 12 39 60 45
19 Nebraska Cornhuskers 12 68 28 16 42 33
20 Michigan State Spartans 57 7 50 51 11 11
21 Tennessee Volunteers 30 18 16 93 22 25
22 Michigan Wolverines 37 22 25 12 31 54
23 Baylor Bears 8 72 10 8 48 83
24 Oklahoma State Cowboys 11 73 27 15 25 53
25 Kansas State Wildcats 34 20 36 17 33 15
26 Clemson Tigers 15 34 17 26 36 67
27 Arkansas Razorbacks 24 66 13 28 37 78
28 UCF Knights 41 28 35 32 28 28
29 TCU Frogs 28 35 8 27 76 20
30 Virginia Tech Hokies 59 12 18 61 23 19
31 Utah Utes 66 14 58 67 14 8
32 Arizona Wildcats 7 90 24 22 86 56
33 Vanderbilt Commodores 83 10 70 40 17 14
34 Georgia Tech Jackets 39 30 20 6 27 86
35 Louisville Cardinals 70 17 37 73 29 7
36 Boise State Broncos 35 27 32 60 53 37
37 Oregon State Beavers 46 37 39 64 24 43
38 North Carolina Tar Heels 20 77 11 38 75 41
39 Brigham Young Cougars 53 24 61 76 30 18
40 Iowa State Cyclones 36 41 73 19 45 42
41 Wisconsin Badgers 56 29 55 21 46 72
42 California Bears 38 46 47 47 49 58
43 Purdue Boilermakers 45 52 64 34 52 38
44 South Florida Bulls 44 51 49 56 47 21
45 Nevada Pack 19 69 26 42 50 95
46 Mississippi State Bulldogs 65 38 46 31 44 55
47 Illinois Illini 86 16 97 65 21 31
48 Auburn Tigers 64 48 78 23 26 47
49 Arizona State Devils 29 71 38 41 68 62
50 Iowa Hawkeyes 68 31 42 62 65 32
51 Utah State Aggies 33 78 30 37 74 46
52 Rutgers Knights 92 11 76 117 9 35
53 Ohio Bobcats 26 86 43 82 56 57
54 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 23 102 62 83 51 51
55 Ole Miss Rebels 82 43 84 53 20 59
56 Connecticut Huskies 97 15 91 99 32 12
57 Washington Huskies 31 79 14 45 66 100
58 Cincinnati Bearcats 75 40 92 52 40 22
59 Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 49 61 99 71 57 48
60 Pittsburgh Panthers 69 39 98 50 39 50
61 Northwestern Wildcats 50 54 60 63 93 52
62 North Carolina State Wolfpack 87 25 75 100 18 71
63 Tulsa Hurricane 63 67 71 49 55 44
64 Washington State Cougars 25 88 31 109 105 80
65 Syracuse Orange 67 55 69 90 77 36
66 Virginia Cavaliers 71 44 59 75 67 64
67 Western Michigan Broncos 32 89 41 66 82 102
68 Miami (FL) Hurricanes 79 47 45 43 78 63
69 Penn State Lions 104 33 79 96 38 39
70 Southern Methodist Mustangs 91 50 83 68 61 30
71 Wake Forest Deacons 55 82 57 104 69 68
72 Duke Devils 60 60 51 94 99 65
73 Bowling Green Falcons 74 59 68 91 70 75
74 Minnesota Gophers 84 63 52 35 59 82
75 Miami (OH) Redhawks 78 58 65 110 71 66
76 Boston College Eagles 108 36 72 95 58 26
77 San Diego State Aztecs 61 75 56 57 88 90
78 East Carolina Pirates 72 70 103 92 81 61
79 Kansas Jayhawks 48 94 48 72 89 91
80 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 95 57 85 89 64 76
81 Kent State Flashes 105 62 114 98 35 29
82 UTEP Miners 73 81 88 33 54 110
83 Maryland Terrapins 100 56 117 30 73 49
84 Marshall Herd 54 107 66 107 80 79
85 Toledo Rockets 47 105 54 69 106 89
86 Arkansas State Wolves 58 99 77 103 85 81
87 Fresno State Bulldogs 62 97 34 78 100 109
88 Temple Owls 110 53 63 70 63 96
89 Navy Midshipmen 89 65 95 36 97 94
90 Army Knights 85 49 118 29 94 103
91 Houston Cougars 40 116 107 54 79 107
92 Florida International Panthers 90 91 102 101 72 70
93 Central Michigan Chippewas 94 80 67 87 101 74
94 Southern Miss Eagles 80 93 101 79 83 77
95 Kentucky Wildcats 93 84 110 85 62 85
96 Buffalo Bulls 99 74 111 59 103 73
97 Louisiana-Lafayette Cajuns 76 111 53 106 107 84
98 Rice Owls 51 117 86 77 98 104
99 Northern Illinois Huskies 88 95 74 80 87 98
100 North Texas Green 107 85 81 108 91 88
101 Ball State Cardinals 52 115 80 48 120 99
102 Indiana Hoosiers 77 104 89 74 104 111
103 Wyoming Cowboys 98 108 93 81 96 118
104 Eastern Michigan Eagles 103 98 96 58 92 106
105 Troy Trojans 81 114 82 112 118 97
106 Air Force Falcons 96 109 87 86 108 122
107 Texas State Bobcats 111 106 109 84 84 113
108 San Jose State Spartans 109 92 94 114 110 105
109 Idaho Vandals 113 103 105 116 109 87
110 UNLV Rebels 116 100 113 55 116 101
111 Colorado State Rams 120 96 120 88 90 116
112 Florida Atlantic Owls 122 83 122 113 95 60
113 Colorado Buffaloes 106 113 104 97 111 120
114 Middle Tennessee Raiders 102 110 108 119 121 92
115 New Mexico Lobos 112 120 100 105 114 108
116 Tulane Wave 119 101 112 115 102 117
117 UAB Blazers 101 118 90 118 123 115
118 Hawaii Warriors 118 119 116 102 119 121
119 South Alabama Jaguars 123 87 124 123 113 93
120 New Mexico State Aggies 115 123 106 111 115 123
121 UTSA Roadrunners 117 112 115 120 124 112
122 Akron Zips 114 124 121 121 122 114
123 Memphis Tigers 121 122 119 122 117 119
124 Massachusetts Minutemen 124 121 123 124 112 124

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