College Rankings: 2013 Preview

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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 (8/15/2013) 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.

2013 College Football Team Rankings (8/15/2013)

Rank Team O-Rank D-Rank O-Pass Eff O-Rush Eff D-Pass Eff D-Rush Eff
1 Alabama Tide 12 1 2 3 9 1
2 Texas A&M Aggies 1 48 11 1 44 37
3 Oregon Ducks 3 21 14 2 3 27
4 Georgia Bulldogs 7 36 1 7 40 42
5 Texas Longhorns 9 16 3 6 24 36
6 South Carolina Gamecocks 34 6 10 32 10 10
7 Stanford Cardinal 22 8 13 18 5 4
8 Ohio State Buckeyes 17 23 25 4 17 29
9 TCU Frogs 31 5 8 58 11 2
10 Oklahoma State Cowboys 4 54 4 23 33 28
11 Oregon State Beavers 13 15 16 31 12 47
12 Florida State Seminoles 32 4 24 13 6 9
13 Michigan Wolverines 27 13 12 14 35 26
14 Florida Gators 60 7 52 17 4 3
15 Oklahoma Sooners 2 47 22 10 31 88
16 Ole Miss Rebels 20 20 20 22 30 20
17 LSU Tigers 44 11 31 37 15 5
18 Nebraska Cornhuskers 18 29 32 11 14 74
19 Clemson Tigers 5 30 6 46 43 31
20 Arizona State Devils 15 17 17 39 1 68
21 Michigan State Spartans 62 2 62 50 7 6
22 Notre Dame Irish 46 9 36 35 8 11
23 Louisville Cardinals 30 14 9 78 22 35
24 USC Trojans 24 46 30 9 25 40
25 Baylor Bears 6 82 7 28 57 32
26 Boise State Broncos 53 3 19 55 2 13
27 Northwestern Wildcats 37 26 41 27 20 22
28 Georgia Tech Jackets 28 18 35 5 34 39
29 UCLA Bruins 11 57 23 26 38 18
30 Washington Huskies 33 22 43 19 19 16
31 Miami (FL) Hurricanes 10 75 5 12 64 52
32 Arizona Wildcats 8 67 65 8 59 15
33 Wisconsin Badgers 35 40 38 16 23 48
34 Missouri Tigers 36 39 48 24 46 19
35 Fresno State Bulldogs 25 32 27 65 18 54
36 Auburn Tigers 40 37 50 36 37 41
37 Texas Tech Raiders 14 63 21 38 62 53
38 Virginia Tech Hokies 61 12 51 75 13 12
39 Cincinnati Bearcats 16 60 26 25 58 72
40 Utah State Aggies 41 45 42 20 32 21
41 North Carolina Tar Heels 26 58 18 49 39 56
42 Brigham Young Cougars 64 10 81 71 28 7
43 Vanderbilt Commodores 71 25 40 66 16 59
44 Kansas State Wildcats 58 28 39 15 36 50
45 Penn State Lions 52 31 47 92 26 49
46 Mississippi State Bulldogs 54 35 34 33 49 61
47 Indiana Hoosiers 23 78 29 43 53 85
48 Tennessee Volunteers 43 70 33 21 56 76
49 Arkansas Razorbacks 72 34 45 51 65 24
50 Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 39 59 56 47 77 45
51 Northern Illinois Huskies 42 77 37 30 48 70
52 Pittsburgh Panthers 74 24 54 107 27 34
53 San Jose State Spartans 47 53 15 106 54 69
54 Bowling Green Falcons 91 19 92 85 21 44
55 California Bears 21 95 99 34 75 60
56 San Diego State Aztecs 75 38 76 44 41 25
57 West Virginia Mountaineers 29 86 46 45 106 43
58 Tulsa Hurricane 55 56 80 64 60 63
59 Marshall Herd 19 97 60 82 78 87
60 East Carolina Pirates 57 68 64 56 79 62
61 Maryland Terrapins 89 27 79 100 47 30
62 Virginia Cavaliers 78 43 86 91 42 57
63 Kentucky Wildcats 69 65 95 53 71 33
64 Washington State Cougars 66 66 94 117 50 55
65 Rice Owls 48 74 63 54 85 93
66 Minnesota Gophers 92 44 78 81 29 81
67 Rutgers Knights 109 33 71 111 51 8
68 Utah Utes 87 50 74 94 61 51
69 Iowa State Cyclones 68 76 88 41 76 64
70 Syracuse Orange 50 80 57 97 84 82
71 UCF Knights 80 64 49 63 67 75
72 Kansas Jayhawks 59 79 66 42 94 77
73 UTSA Roadrunners 82 71 53 83 91 17
74 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 65 84 75 76 69 79
75 Southern Methodist Mustangs 85 62 97 72 52 65
76 Boston College Eagles 101 49 69 84 55 66
77 Wake Forest Deacons 100 51 89 115 68 38
78 Connecticut Huskies 105 42 87 114 70 46
79 Ball State Cardinals 38 103 59 57 100 104
80 Toledo Rockets 45 109 55 40 92 101
81 Purdue Boilermakers 102 61 96 69 45 73
82 Iowa Hawkeyes 116 41 98 95 83 14
83 Louisiana-Lafayette Cajuns 63 106 28 68 110 90
84 Middle Tennessee Raiders 77 89 44 62 93 89
85 Western Michigan Broncos 70 91 93 89 88 91
86 UAB Blazers 67 88 68 108 112 67
87 South Florida Bulls 108 52 109 74 96 23
88 Navy Midshipmen 97 72 77 52 89 97
89 Illinois Illini 107 55 108 87 82 71
90 North Texas Green 88 81 67 102 80 107
91 Nevada Pack 49 114 72 80 107 106
92 North Carolina State Wolfpack 95 96 100 73 73 84
93 Buffalo Bulls 104 69 115 93 63 80
94 Arkansas State Wolves 73 93 90 61 103 96
95 Memphis Tigers 122 73 73 116 72 58
96 Colorado State Rams 106 85 105 67 66 95
97 Houston Cougars 56 121 91 86 81 109
98 Ohio Bobcats 79 92 70 104 74 113
99 Wyoming Cowboys 81 107 58 113 99 110
100 Troy Trojans 51 117 61 109 122 105
101 Miami (OH) Redhawks 76 108 82 90 95 116
102 South Alabama Jaguars 110 83 116 118 87 92
103 UTEP Miners 96 102 84 88 104 102
104 Duke Devils 94 104 103 105 113 100
105 Kent State Flashes 112 94 120 60 97 78
106 Temple Owls 117 90 114 70 116 83
107 Southern Miss Eagles 84 116 110 79 111 99
108 New Mexico Lobos 90 111 121 29 121 118
109 UNLV Rebels 111 101 119 96 115 86
110 Tulane Wave 119 99 117 121 90 94
111 Air Force Falcons 115 100 85 101 114 111
112 Florida International Panthers 99 113 83 119 108 98
113 Colorado Buffaloes 113 105 112 99 101 117
114 Hawaii Warriors 123 87 122 123 86 103
115 Texas State Bobcats 103 118 111 59 98 121
116 Army Knights 83 110 113 48 124 124
117 Akron Zips 98 119 118 112 109 112
118 Central Michigan Chippewas 114 112 104 103 105 120
119 New Mexico State Aggies 86 123 102 110 119 122
120 Florida Atlantic Owls 121 98 106 122 117 108
121 Eastern Michigan Eagles 118 115 107 77 102 123
122 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 93 122 101 98 123 115
123 Idaho Vandals 120 124 123 124 120 114
124 Massachusetts Minutemen 124 120 125 125 118 119
125 Georgia State Panthers 125 125 124 120 125 125

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