College Football Power Rankings (11/12/2017)

Last Updated: 11/15/2017 7:28 PM ET

Our college football simulation engine plays every team against every other team in the nation to come up with the ultimate Power Rankings. Our models have typically been successful because they best account for actual matchups and team's abilities to exploit opponent's weaknesses, 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 (11/12/2017) 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.

2017 College Football Team Rankings (11/12/2017)

Rank Team O-Rank D-Rank O-Pass Eff O-Rush Eff D-Pass Eff D-Rush Eff
1 Alabama Tide 6 1 10 5 2 1
2 Ohio State Buckeyes 1 13 9 4 10 3
3 Oklahoma Sooners 2 30 1 7 61 28
4 Auburn Tigers 15 5 8 11 14 4
5 Penn State Lions 20 9 3 14 8 5
6 Clemson Tigers 14 6 33 13 5 8
7 Oklahoma State Cowboys 3 44 2 35 47 19
8 Notre Dame Irish 10 22 61 1 27 11
9 TCU Frogs 21 8 20 22 20 2
10 Georgia Bulldogs 27 4 26 15 12 14
11 Washington Huskies 44 2 14 26 3 10
12 Wisconsin Badgers 38 3 30 30 4 12
13 USC Trojans 11 36 6 9 16 46
14 Miami (FL) Hurricanes 22 19 21 12 6 20
15 UCF Knights 8 40 4 56 43 35
16 Louisville Cardinals 4 77 16 6 81 18
17 Michigan Wolverines 50 7 62 20 1 23
18 Texas Longhorns 30 15 37 49 26 6
19 Virginia Tech Hokies 28 10 25 90 15 29
20 North Carolina State Wolfpack 16 33 19 44 36 16
21 LSU Tigers 54 16 11 8 9 43
22 Stanford Cardinal 37 21 46 2 19 50
23 Washington State Cougars 25 12 56 55 17 22
24 Wake Forest Deacons 12 50 18 40 22 60
25 Arizona Wildcats 5 91 47 3 60 63
26 Texas Tech Raiders 7 79 5 33 70 47
27 West Virginia Mountaineers 9 63 15 41 67 62
28 Georgia Tech Jackets 48 11 24 16 30 37
29 Michigan State Spartans 45 20 45 71 25 9
30 Iowa State Cyclones 41 17 23 66 55 25
31 Oregon Ducks 39 55 34 10 31 32
32 Mississippi State Bulldogs 33 14 80 21 52 45
33 Northwestern Wildcats 43 47 60 65 33 7
34 South Florida Bulls 23 43 52 42 41 67
35 Indiana Hoosiers 34 39 63 96 21 17
36 Utah Utes 53 27 53 63 18 34
37 Syracuse Orange 13 81 43 51 80 44
38 Texas A&M Aggies 46 46 41 27 28 39
39 Florida State Seminoles 94 28 55 17 13 13
40 Kansas State Wildcats 57 49 36 23 66 15
41 Iowa Hawkeyes 77 18 44 75 11 26
42 Arizona State Devils 18 57 22 43 58 92
43 Purdue Boilermakers 40 37 85 46 64 27
44 Boston College Eagles 52 34 109 59 7 51
45 UCLA Bruins 19 108 17 58 35 79
46 Memphis Tigers 17 110 28 48 62 57
47 Boise State Broncos 60 35 31 92 34 48
48 San Diego State Aztecs 75 23 69 28 48 42
49 Florida Gators 79 25 64 31 24 38
50 Missouri Tigers 29 101 7 24 72 74
51 South Carolina Gamecocks 87 26 54 52 32 31
52 Houston Cougars 49 70 50 83 53 30
53 Ole Miss Rebels 26 106 12 25 50 115
54 Duke Devils 70 29 100 60 46 40
55 Virginia Cavaliers 55 32 101 94 40 69
56 Nebraska Cornhuskers 51 60 49 68 37 78
57 Colorado Buffaloes 32 84 40 64 51 77
58 Kentucky Wildcats 66 54 39 39 68 56
59 Northern Illinois Huskies 74 45 108 89 45 24
60 Pittsburgh Panthers 90 41 35 32 83 41
61 Maryland Terrapins 67 65 98 19 44 53
62 Toledo Rockets 31 86 13 70 69 120
63 Minnesota Gophers 100 24 92 76 23 55
64 Navy Midshipmen 56 52 32 18 112 83
65 California Bears 58 71 67 80 49 64
66 Baylor Bears 35 94 38 79 89 61
67 UTSA Roadrunners 82 48 71 69 71 59
68 Arkansas Razorbacks 69 61 42 29 75 94
69 Vanderbilt Commodores 86 59 51 72 42 81
70 Colorado State Rams 42 82 29 62 102 113
71 North Carolina Tar Heels 84 85 74 38 59 33
72 Ohio Bobcats 71 78 82 82 76 52
73 Southern Methodist Mustangs 24 117 48 57 93 114
74 Fresno State Bulldogs 88 42 81 112 77 66
75 Tennessee Volunteers 113 53 93 36 29 89
76 Troy Trojans 92 66 97 100 79 36
77 Tulane Wave 63 72 111 50 87 99
78 Eastern Michigan Eagles 96 62 76 118 65 71
79 Western Michigan Broncos 78 73 83 77 92 82
80 Central Michigan Chippewas 103 67 96 103 38 93
81 Rutgers Knights 106 68 125 78 54 65
82 Florida Atlantic Owls 47 115 86 37 85 117
83 Temple Owls 104 74 70 105 56 85
84 Oregon State Beavers 99 98 72 54 63 70
85 Appalachian State Mountaineers 93 75 68 87 78 90
86 Cincinnati Bearcats 80 88 106 85 99 49
87 Brigham Young Cougars 117 76 114 67 86 21
88 Buffalo Bulls 73 69 66 116 104 95
89 Wyoming Cowboys 125 38 73 111 39 68
90 Air Force Falcons 83 51 27 81 106 122
91 Illinois Illini 111 83 117 73 57 54
92 Massachusetts Minutemen 61 90 89 104 98 100
93 Arkansas State Wolves 59 111 87 126 91 75
94 Southern Miss Eagles 95 56 84 110 94 96
95 Miami (OH) Redhawks 98 87 78 113 74 87
96 North Texas Green 64 109 94 84 96 108
97 Army Knights 102 31 128 53 84 124
98 Marshall Herd 101 58 99 125 101 80
99 New Mexico Lobos 105 64 113 45 113 76
100 Utah State Aggies 108 103 115 91 73 73
101 UNLV Rebels 72 100 103 47 109 111
102 Middle Tennessee Raiders 116 89 102 88 82 72
103 New Mexico State Aggies 62 120 107 102 100 110
104 Tulsa Hurricane 36 126 57 34 122 119
105 Nevada Pack 76 122 75 74 107 91
106 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 91 99 59 97 97 123
107 Kansas Jayhawks 109 112 112 106 105 58
108 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 89 104 77 129 103 107
109 Akron Zips 115 105 90 115 90 98
110 South Alabama Jaguars 120 80 105 120 111 86
111 Connecticut Huskies 65 129 79 117 120 88
112 East Carolina Pirates 68 125 58 107 126 101
113 Hawaii Warriors 85 102 95 61 123 128
114 Idaho Vandals 114 92 91 119 121 102
115 Florida International Panthers 110 95 104 109 117 118
116 Bowling Green Falcons 97 124 116 93 114 109
117 Georgia State Panthers 118 96 88 130 115 103
118 Old Dominion Monarchs 122 113 118 99 95 106
119 UAB Blazers 112 93 124 124 110 129
120 Louisiana-Lafayette Cajuns 107 130 120 98 119 105
121 Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 81 123 65 101 129 130
122 Rice Owls 124 97 119 86 124 125
123 San Jose State Spartans 121 128 122 121 108 116
124 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 119 127 110 127 128 104
125 Kent State Flashes 129 107 130 108 88 121
126 Georgia Southern Eagles 126 121 123 114 118 112
127 Texas State Bobcats 123 119 121 128 130 84
128 Charlotte 49ers 128 116 127 95 125 97
129 UTEP Miners 130 114 126 122 116 126
130 Ball State Cardinals 127 118 129 123 127 127