College Football Power Rankings (9/24/2017)

Last Updated: 9/25/2017 2:30 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 (9/24/2017) 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 (9/24/2017)

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