College Football Power Rankings Week 8 – 2017

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Week 7 was wild with a lot of upsets to shake up our power rankings. Who’s the best team this week?  Find out below in our week 8 college football rankings.

We’ve analyzed all 130 FBS college football teams and calculated our college football power rankings for week  of the 2017 season.

Biggest Movers Up – South Florida, Marshall, Arkansas State, Georgia Tech and UTSA.

Biggest Movers Down – Baylor, Maryland, Vanderbilt, Missouri and BYU.

College Football Power Rankings – Week 8

RANK TEAM Conference Division
1 Alabama SEC WEST
2 Ohio State BIG TEN EAST
3 Penn State BIG TEN EAST
4 Oklahoma State BIG 12
5 Georgia SEC EAST
6 Notre Dame IND
7 Oklahoma BIG 12
8 Clemson ACC ATLANTIC
9 UCF AMERICAN EAST
10 Auburn SEC WEST
11 TCU BIG 12
12 Washington PAC 12 NORTH
13 Wisconsin BIG TEN WEST
14 Stanford PAC 12 NORTH
15 Virginia Tech ACC COASTAL
16 Miami (Fla.) ACC COASTAL
17 USC PAC 12 SOUTH
18 Iowa State BIG 12
19 Texas BIG 12
20 Michigan BIG TEN EAST
21 Iowa BIG TEN WEST
22 West Virginia BIG 12
23 Utah PAC 12 SOUTH
24 Wake Forest ACC ATLANTIC
25 North Carolina State ACC ATLANTIC
26 Washington State PAC 12 NORTH
27 Georgia Tech ACC COASTAL
28 Texas Tech BIG 12
29 Arizona PAC 12 SOUTH
30 Michigan State BIG TEN EAST
31 Purdue BIG TEN WEST
32 Mississippi State SEC WEST
33 South Florida AMERICAN EAST
34 Texas A&M SEC WEST
35 South Carolina SEC EAST
36 Kansas State BIG 12
37 Minnesota BIG TEN WEST
38 Florida State ACC ATLANTIC
39 Northwestern BIG TEN WEST
40 Virginia ACC COASTAL
41 Louisville ACC ATLANTIC
42 San Diego State MWC WEST
43 Boise State MWC MOUNTAIN
44 LSU SEC WEST
45 Duke ACC COASTAL
46 Navy AMERICAN WEST
47 Kentucky SEC EAST
48 Florida SEC EAST
49 Arizona State PAC 12 SOUTH
50 Colorado PAC 12 SOUTH
51 Colorado State MWC MOUNTAIN
52 UCLA PAC 12 SOUTH
53 SMU AMERICAN WEST
54 Syracuse ACC ATLANTIC
55 Houston AMERICAN WEST
56 Oregon PAC 12 NORTH
57 Indiana BIG TEN EAST
58 California PAC 12 NORTH
59 Memphis AMERICAN WEST
60 Fresno State MWC WEST
61 Nebraska BIG TEN WEST
62 Army IND
63 Western Michigan MAC WEST
64 Boston College ACC ATLANTIC
65 North Carolina ACC COASTAL
66 Marshall C-USA EAST
67 Toledo MAC WEST
68 Northern Illinois MAC WEST
69 Arkansas State SUN BELT
70 Tulsa AMERICAN WEST
71 Eastern Michigan MAC WEST
72 Tulane AMERICAN WEST
73 Pittsburgh ACC COASTAL
74 Tennessee SEC EAST
75 UTSA C-USA WEST
76 Appalachian State SUN BELT
77 UNLV MWC WEST
78 Mississippi SEC WEST
79 Wyoming MWC MOUNTAIN
80 Buffalo MAC EAST
81 New Mexico State SUN BELT
82 Air Force MWC MOUNTAIN
83 Arkansas SEC WEST
84 Maryland BIG TEN EAST
85 Ohio MAC EAST
86 Utah State MWC MOUNTAIN
87 New Mexico MWC MOUNTAIN
88 Troy SUN BELT
89 Florida Atlantic C-USA EAST
90 Southern Miss C-USA WEST
91 Illinois BIG TEN WEST
92 Vanderbilt SEC EAST
93 Louisiana-Monroe SUN BELT
94 Baylor BIG 12
95 Rutgers BIG TEN EAST
96 Western Kentucky C-USA EAST
97 Temple AMERICAN EAST
98 Akron MAC EAST
99 Nevada MWC WEST
100 North Texas C-USA WEST
101 Louisiana Tech C-USA WEST
102 Georgia State SUN BELT
103 Middle Tennessee C-USA EAST
104 UAB SUN BELT
105 Miami (Ohio) MAC EAST
106 Cincinnati AMERICAN EAST
107 Hawaii MWC WEST
108 Idaho SUN BELT
109 La.-Lafayette SUN BELT
110 Central Michigan MAC WEST
111 Massachusetts MAC EAST
112 Missouri SEC EAST
113 BYU IND
114 Coastal Carolina SUN BELT
115 Connecticut AMERICAN EAST
116 South Alabama SUN BELT
117 Oregon State PAC 12 NORTH
118 Florida International C-USA EAST
119 Ball State MAC WEST
120 Bowling Green MAC EAST
121 Kansas BIG 12
122 Georgia Southern SUN BELT
123 Kent State MAC EAST
124 East Carolina AMERICAN EAST
125 Texas State SUN BELT
126 San Jose State MWC WEST
127 Charlotte C-USA EAST
128 Rice C-USA WEST
129 Old Dominion C-USA EAST
130 UTEP C-USA WEST

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College Football Power Rankings Week 7 – 2017

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Six weeks of the 2017 college football season are now over.  Who’s the best team so far?  Find out below in our week 7 college football rankings.

We’ve analyzed all 130 FBS college football teams and calculated our college football power rankings for week  of the 2017 season.

College Football Power Rankings – Week 7

RANK TEAM Conference Division
1 Alabama SEC WEST
2 Ohio State BIG TEN EAST
3 Clemson ACC ATLANTIC
4 Oklahoma BIG 12
5 Georgia SEC EAST
6 Penn State BIG TEN EAST
7 Auburn SEC WEST
8 Oklahoma State BIG 12
9 Notre Dame IND
10 Miami (Fla.) ACC COASTAL
11 TCU BIG 12
12 Stanford PAC 12 NORTH
13 USC PAC 12 SOUTH
14 Washington PAC 12 NORTH
15 Wisconsin BIG TEN WEST
16 Washington State PAC 12 NORTH
17 Texas BIG 12
18 UCF AMERICAN EAST
19 Virginia Tech ACC COASTAL
20 Florida State ACC ATLANTIC
21 Wake Forest ACC ATLANTIC
22 Michigan BIG TEN EAST
23 Iowa BIG TEN WEST
24 Texas Tech BIG 12
25 Michigan State BIG TEN EAST
26 West Virginia BIG 12
27 Mississippi State SEC WEST
28 Purdue BIG TEN WEST
29 Iowa State BIG 12
30 North Carolina State ACC ATLANTIC
31 Louisville ACC ATLANTIC
32 Kansas State BIG 12
33 Utah PAC 12 SOUTH
34 Texas A&M SEC WEST
35 Northwestern BIG TEN WEST
36 UCLA PAC 12 SOUTH
37 Arizona PAC 12 SOUTH
38 Oregon PAC 12 NORTH
39 South Carolina SEC EAST
40 Florida SEC EAST
41 San Diego State MWC WEST
42 Arizona State PAC 12 SOUTH
43 Houston AMERICAN WEST
44 Colorado PAC 12 SOUTH
45 Indiana BIG TEN EAST
46 Duke ACC COASTAL
47 Minnesota BIG TEN WEST
48 Georgia Tech ACC COASTAL
49 Colorado State MWC MOUNTAIN
50 LSU SEC WEST
51 Nebraska BIG TEN WEST
52 Virginia ACC COASTAL
53 Kentucky SEC EAST
54 Boise State MWC MOUNTAIN
55 Maryland BIG TEN EAST
56 Navy AMERICAN WEST
57 North Carolina ACC COASTAL
58 Boston College ACC ATLANTIC
59 SMU AMERICAN WEST
60 Syracuse ACC ATLANTIC
61 California PAC 12 NORTH
62 Memphis AMERICAN WEST
63 Pittsburgh ACC COASTAL
64 Baylor BIG 12
65 Arkansas SEC WEST
66 Vanderbilt SEC EAST
67 Tulane AMERICAN WEST
68 Tennessee SEC EAST
69 Army IND
70 Western Michigan MAC WEST
71 South Florida AMERICAN EAST
72 Air Force MWC MOUNTAIN
73 New Mexico MWC MOUNTAIN
74 Utah State MWC MOUNTAIN
75 Fresno State MWC WEST
76 Tulsa AMERICAN WEST
77 Northern Illinois MAC WEST
78 Illinois BIG TEN WEST
79 Appalachian State SUN BELT
80 Troy SUN BELT
81 New Mexico State SUN BELT
82 Mississippi SEC WEST
83 Eastern Michigan MAC WEST
84 Buffalo MAC EAST
85 UNLV MWC WEST
86 Rutgers BIG TEN EAST
87 Toledo MAC WEST
88 Temple AMERICAN EAST
89 Cincinnati AMERICAN EAST
90 Missouri SEC EAST
91 Florida Atlantic C-USA EAST
92 BYU IND
93 Wyoming MWC MOUNTAIN
94 Arkansas State SUN BELT
95 Marshall C-USA EAST
96 UTSA C-USA WEST
97 Oregon State PAC 12 NORTH
98 Nevada MWC WEST
99 Louisiana-Monroe SUN BELT
100 Ohio MAC EAST
101 Akron MAC EAST
102 Middle Tennessee C-USA EAST
103 North Texas C-USA WEST
104 Southern Miss C-USA WEST
105 Louisiana Tech C-USA WEST
106 Miami (Ohio) MAC EAST
107 Hawaii MWC WEST
108 Central Michigan MAC WEST
109 Massachusetts MAC EAST
110 Bowling Green MAC EAST
111 Kansas BIG 12
112 Coastal Carolina SUN BELT
113 La.-Lafayette SUN BELT
114 UAB SUN BELT
115 Ball State MAC WEST
116 Western Kentucky C-USA EAST
117 Georgia State SUN BELT
118 Idaho SUN BELT
119 Connecticut AMERICAN EAST
120 East Carolina AMERICAN EAST
121 South Alabama SUN BELT
122 Georgia Southern SUN BELT
123 Kent State MAC EAST
124 San Jose State MWC WEST
125 Texas State SUN BELT
126 Old Dominion C-USA EAST
127 Rice C-USA WEST
128 UTEP C-USA WEST
129 Florida International C-USA EAST
130 Charlotte C-USA EAST

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College Football Power Rankings Week 6 – 2017

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We’ve analyzed all 130 FBS college football teams and calculated our college football power rankings for week 6 of the 2017 season.

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Week 6 College Football Power Rankings

RANK TEAM Conference
1 Oklahoma BIG 12
2 Alabama SEC
3 Clemson ACC
4 Ohio State BIG TEN
5 Auburn SEC
6 TCU BIG 12
7 Florida State ACC
8 Georgia SEC
9 Oklahoma State BIG 12
10 Notre Dame IND
11 USC PAC 12
12 Penn State BIG TEN
13 Stanford PAC 12
14 Texas BIG 12
15 Miami (Fla.) ACC
16 Virginia Tech ACC
17 Mississippi State SEC
18 Indiana BIG TEN
19 Michigan BIG TEN
20 UCF AMERICAN
21 Louisville ACC
22 Washington PAC 12
23 Iowa BIG TEN
24 Wake Forest ACC
25 Purdue BIG TEN
26 Florida SEC
27 Maryland BIG TEN
28 Arizona State PAC 12
29 Texas Tech BIG 12
30 Northwestern BIG TEN
31 Michigan State BIG TEN
32 Wisconsin BIG TEN
33 UCLA PAC 12
34 North Carolina State ACC
35 Colorado PAC 12
36 Duke ACC
37 Washington State PAC 12
38 Oregon PAC 12
39 San Diego State MWC
40 South Carolina SEC
41 Boston College ACC
42 North Carolina ACC
43 Baylor BIG 12
44 Vanderbilt SEC
45 West Virginia BIG 12
46 Colorado State MWC
47 Houston AMERICAN
48 Texas A&M SEC
49 California PAC 12
50 Arkansas SEC
51 Kansas State BIG 12
52 Iowa State BIG 12
53 Utah PAC 12
54 Nebraska BIG TEN
55 LSU SEC
56 Georgia Tech ACC
57 Arizona PAC 12
58 Kentucky SEC
59 Tennessee SEC
60 Boise State MWC
61 Pittsburgh ACC
62 Minnesota BIG TEN
63 Navy AMERICAN
64 Western Michigan MAC
65 Tulsa AMERICAN
66 Virginia ACC
67 Syracuse ACC
68 SMU AMERICAN
69 Air Force MWC
70 Fresno State MWC
71 Tulane AMERICAN
72 Appalachian State SUN BELT
73 Utah State MWC
74 Illinois BIG TEN
75 Memphis AMERICAN
76 Northern Illinois MAC
77 Rutgers BIG TEN
78 New Mexico MWC
79 Cincinnati AMERICAN
80 BYU IND
81 Troy SUN BELT
82 New Mexico State SUN BELT
83 Army IND
84 Mississippi SEC
85 Toledo MAC
86 Oregon State PAC 12
87 Marshall C-USA
88 UNLV MWC
89 Eastern Michigan MAC
90 Temple AMERICAN
91 Missouri SEC
92 Buffalo MAC
93 Arkansas State SUN BELT
94 Middle Tennessee C-USA
95 Florida Atlantic C-USA
96 Nevada MWC
97 Wyoming MWC
98 Miami (Ohio) MAC
99 Louisiana Tech C-USA
100 Ohio MAC
101 UTSA C-USA
102 North Texas C-USA
103 South Florida AMERICAN
104 Hawaii MWC
105 Akron MAC
106 East Carolina AMERICAN
107 Kansas BIG 12
108 Louisiana-Monroe SUN BELT
109 Central Michigan MAC
110 Ball State MAC
111 Massachusetts MAC
112 Georgia Southern SUN BELT
113 Connecticut AMERICAN
114 Southern Miss C-USA
115 Idaho SUN BELT
116 Kent State MAC
117 South Alabama SUN BELT
118 Bowling Green MAC
119 Western Kentucky C-USA
120 Coastal Carolina SUN BELT
121 La.-Lafayette SUN BELT
122 San Jose State MWC
123 Old Dominion C-USA
124 Rice C-USA
125 Texas State SUN BELT
126 UTEP C-USA
127 UAB SUN BELT
128 Georgia State SUN BELT
129 Charlotte C-USA
130 Florida International C-USA

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College Football Power Rankings Week 5 – 2017

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We’ve analyzed all 130 FBS college football teams and calculated our college football power rankings for week 5 of the 2017 season.

College Football Power Rankings – Week 5

RANK TEAM CONFERENCE
1 Oklahoma BIG 12
2 Alabama SEC
3 Clemson ACC
4 Penn State BIG TEN
5 Oklahoma State BIG 12
6 Ohio State BIG TEN
7 Wisconsin BIG TEN
8 TCU BIG 12
9 Virginia Tech ACC
10 UCF AMERICAN
11 Auburn SEC
12 Washington PAC 12
13 Georgia SEC
14 Stanford PAC 12
15 Michigan BIG TEN
16 Notre Dame IND
17 Texas BIG 12
18 USC PAC 12
19 Mississippi State SEC
20 Wake Forest ACC
21 Kansas State BIG 12
22 Duke ACC
23 Louisville ACC
24 Minnesota BIG TEN
25 Miami (Fla.) ACC
26 West Virginia BIG 12
27 Utah PAC 12
28 Washington State PAC 12
29 Indiana BIG TEN
30 Iowa BIG TEN
31 Purdue BIG TEN
32 Oregon PAC 12
33 Arizona PAC 12
34 Texas A&M SEC
35 Northwestern BIG TEN
36 North Carolina State ACC
37 Iowa State BIG 12
38 Colorado PAC 12
39 Florida SEC
40 UCLA PAC 12
41 Kentucky SEC
42 Florida State ACC
43 Texas Tech BIG 12
44 Michigan State BIG TEN
45 Georgia Tech ACC
46 Houston AMERICAN
47 LSU SEC
48 South Carolina SEC
49 South Florida AMERICAN
50 North Carolina ACC
51 California PAC 12
52 Virginia ACC
53 San Diego State MWC
54 Arizona State PAC 12
55 Nebraska BIG TEN
56 Tennessee SEC
57 Navy AMERICAN
58 Syracuse ACC
59 Mississippi SEC
60 SMU AMERICAN
61 Illinois BIG TEN
62 Maryland BIG TEN
63 Baylor BIG 12
64 Vanderbilt SEC
65 Colorado State MWC
66 Boise State MWC
67 Boston College ACC
68 Arkansas SEC
69 Memphis AMERICAN
70 Rutgers BIG TEN
71 Tulsa AMERICAN
72 Air Force MWC
73 UNLV MWC
74 Cincinnati AMERICAN
75 New Mexico MWC
76 UTSA C-USA
77 Pittsburgh ACC
78 Army IND
79 Utah State MWC
80 Tulane AMERICAN
81 New Mexico State SUN BELT
82 Appalachian State SUN BELT
83 Eastern Michigan MAC
84 Northern Illinois MAC
85 Miami (Ohio) MAC
86 Toledo MAC
87 Ball State MAC
88 Kansas BIG 12
89 Buffalo MAC
90 Louisiana-Monroe SUN BELT
91 Troy SUN BELT
92 BYU IND
93 Ohio MAC
94 Western Michigan MAC
95 Hawaii MWC
96 Marshall C-USA
97 Wyoming MWC
98 Missouri SEC
99 Oregon State PAC 12
100 Coastal Carolina SUN BELT
101 Southern Miss C-USA
102 Fresno State MWC
103 Nevada MWC
104 Temple AMERICAN
105 Massachusetts MAC
106 Western Kentucky C-USA
107 Central Michigan MAC
108 Arkansas State SUN BELT
109 Middle Tennessee C-USA
110 Connecticut AMERICAN
111 UAB SUN BELT
112 Idaho SUN BELT
113 Louisiana Tech C-USA
114 Florida Atlantic C-USA
115 La.-Lafayette SUN BELT
116 North Texas C-USA
117 Georgia State SUN BELT
118 South Alabama SUN BELT
119 Akron MAC
120 Bowling Green MAC
121 Texas State SUN BELT
122 Old Dominion C-USA
123 East Carolina AMERICAN
124 Rice C-USA
125 Georgia Southern SUN BELT
126 Florida International C-USA
127 San Jose State MWC
128 Kent State MAC
129 UTEP C-USA
130 Charlotte C-USA

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College Football Power Rankings – Week 1 – 2017

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We’ve analyzed all 128 college football teams.  See our data driven preseason 2017 college football power rankings.

The Big Ten leads the way in our top 10 with 3 teams followed by the ACC, Pac-12 and SEC with two teams each and one team from the Big 12.

While only one team made the top 10, the Big 12 has six teams in our preseason top 25.  The ACC, Big Ten and SEC each have five teams in the top 25 and the Pac-12 has four teams.

College Football Power Rankings – Week 1

RANK TEAM CONFERENCE
1 Alabama SEC
2 Ohio State BIG TEN
3 Michigan BIG TEN
4 Clemson ACC
5 Washington PAC 12
6 Oklahoma BIG 12
7 Louisville ACC
8 Wisconsin BIG TEN
9 LSU SEC
10 USC PAC 12
11 Washington State PAC 12
12 Penn State BIG TEN
13 Auburn SEC
14 Florida State ACC
15 Virginia Tech ACC
16 Stanford PAC 12
17 Oklahoma State BIG 12
18 Miami (FL.) ACC
19 Florida SEC
20 Iowa BIG TEN
21 West Virginia BIG 12
22 Baylor BIG 12
23 Tennessee SEC
24 North Carolina ACC
25 Texas A&M SEC
26 Houston AMERICAN
27 Utah PAC 12
28 Kansas State BIG 12
29 TCU BIG 12
30 Boise State MWC
31 Temple AMERICAN
32 San Diego State MWC
33 Pittsburgh ACC
34 Colorado PAC 12
35 Memphis AMERICAN
36 Nebraska BIG TEN
37 Minnesota BIG TEN
38 South Florida AMERICAN
39 North Carolina State ACC
40 Northwestern BIG TEN
41 Georgia SEC
42 BYU IND
43 Mississippi SEC
44 Georgia Tech ACC
45 Tulsa AMERICAN
46 Navy AMERICAN
47 Mississippi State SEC
48 Western Michigan MAC
49 Notre Dame IND
50 UCLA PAC 12
51 Air Force MWC
52 Texas BIG 12
53 Indiana BIG TEN
54 Arkansas SEC
55 Michigan State BIG TEN
56 Western Kentucky C-USA
57 Texas Tech BIG 12
58 California PAC 12
59 Kentucky SEC
60 Colorado State MWC
61 Appalachian State SUN BELT
62 Toledo MAC
63 New Mexico MWC
64 Vanderbilt SEC
65 Wake Forest ACC
66 Iowa State BIG 12
67 Army IND
68 Oregon PAC 12
69 South Carolina SEC
70 Missouri SEC
71 Boston College ACC
72 Duke ACC
73 Arizona State PAC 12
74 Nevada MWC
75 Wyoming MWC
76 Maryland BIG TEN
77 UCF AMERICAN
78 Arkansas State SUN BELT
79 Troy SUN BELT
80 Virginia ACC
81 Utah State MWC
82 Oregon State PAC 12
83 Cincinnati AMERICAN
84 UNLV MWC
85 Ohio MAC
86 Louisiana Tech C-USA
87 Arizona PAC 12
88 San Jose State MWC
89 Northern Illinois MAC
90 Illinois BIG TEN
91 Hawaii MWC
92 Tulane AMERICAN
93 Purdue BIG TEN
94 Georgia Southern SUN BELT
95 Connecticut AMERICAN
96 East Carolina AMERICAN
97 Syracuse ACC
98 Idaho SUN BELT
99 La.-Lafayette SUN BELT
100 Miami (Ohio) MAC
101 SMU AMERICAN
102 Bowling Green MAC
103 Fresno State MWC
104 South Alabama SUN BELT
105 Central Michigan MAC
106 Georgia State SUN BELT
107 Southern Miss C-USA
108 Eastern Michigan MAC
109 Akron MAC
110 Old Dominion C-USA
111 Ball State MAC
112 Middle Tennessee C-USA
113 Rutgers BIG TEN
114 Buffalo MAC
115 Kent State MAC
116 UTSA C-USA
117 New Mexico State SUN BELT
118 Kansas BIG 12
119 UMass MAC
120 Louisiana-Monroe SUN BELT
121 Texas State SUN BELT
122 Marshall C-USA
123 UTEP C-USA
124 Florida International C-USA
125 Florida Atlantic C-USA
126 Charlotte C-USA
127 Rice C-USA
128 North Texas C-USA

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College Football Playoff Predictions – Week 9 2016

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As we head to the second half of the 2016 college football season, it’s time to look ahead to the College Football Playoff.  We project the four teams the committee will select and use our proprietary formula to predict the semi-finals and national championship game.

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We know the committee will pick four conference champions.  Talk of two teams from one conference just isn’t going to happen unless two of the Power 5 conferences totally collapse and have a four loss champion.

The Big XII’s resume is severely lacking this year.  Oklahoma looks to be the favorite in that conference but losses to Houston and Ohio State, make the Sooners highly unlikely to make the playoff.

That leaves the other four, Power 5 conferences to be considered for the playoff.

ACC

A lot could change this weekend with Clemson’s visit to Florida State but the Tigers of Clemson have the resume to make the college football playoff this season.  While Clemson hasn’t been quite as impressive as they were expected to be this season, they’re still undefeated.

The Big Ten

After Penn State’s upset of Ohio State, undefeated Michigan becomes the favorite in the conference.  The Buckeyes will have their chance to still make it to playoff but with the Wolverines sitting undefeated they’re the pick from the Big Ten for the playoff.

Pac-12

The Pac-12 has a clear front runner in Washington.  The Huskies have been lighting up the scoreboard in 2016.  They have to hope the rival Washington State continues to win and could boost their quality wins and improve their seed.

SEC

Alabama seems to have eliminated all other contenders.  They’ve been running over the competition this year and are far and above the pack of the SEC right now.  Auburn is surging and could make the Iron Bowl very interesting this year.

College Football Playoff – Final Four

We’ve given you the final four, Clemson (ACC), Michigan (Big Ten), Washington (Pac-12) and Alabama (SEC).  Now it’s time to seed them.

4 – Washington Huskies (Pac-12)

The Huskies are the clear four seed.  The non-conference schedule was weak and they’re in need of good wins.  They have the chance the rest of the year but the resume right now is the weakest of the four.

3 – Michigan (Big Ten)

Michigan’s win over Colorado gets better by the week.  They have a win over Wisconsin that looks solid but isn’t

2 – Clemson (ACC)

Clemson gets the nod over Michigan right now because of the wins.  They have good wins over Louisville and Auburn.  A win over Florida State this weekend keeps building a strong case for them over Michigan.

1 – Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC)

The Tide have crushed top 10 teams and seem to be rolling through the 2016 season outside of Ole Miss.  They still have hurdles to make it perfect through the season but they’ve set themselves above the rest of the field as the top seed for the playoff.

So who wins these College Football Playoff Semi-Finals and goes on to win the national championship?

Alabama vs. Washington – Semi-final #1

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Washington 43% 28
Alabama 57% 33

Clemson vs. Michigan – Semi-final #2

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Michigan 60% 29
Clemson 40% 23

Alabama vs. Michigan – National Championship

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Michigan 50% 27
Alabama 50% 28

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College Football Playoff Predictions – October 9, 2016

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We’re in October and it’s time to start looking ahead to the College Football Playoff.  We predict the four teams the committee will select and rank them.  With the two college football playoff semi-final match-ups set, we predict how the games will go and who will make the College Football Playoff Championship.

In picking our college football final four, we won’t be picking two teams from the same conference.  The chances of a non-conference champion making the college football playoff are almost 0.  The only way that could happen is if two of the Power 5 conference champions have 3 losses and the non-conference champion lost their only game of the season in their conference championship game.

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Ranking the College Football Playoff Final Four

In ranking the teams at this point in the season, it comes down to strength of victories.  The more impressive wins, the higher you will rank.

4 – Washington Huskies (Pac-12) – The Huskies let the country know they’re contenders with a nationally televised destruction of Stanford 44-6 and winning at Oregon 70-21.  The rest of the schedule is weak.  They’re the favorites to win the Pac-12 but will need a team from the South to show up for the Pac-12 Championship with a good record.

3 – Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten) – The Buckeyes thought the Oklahoma game would give them great strength of schedule but the Sooners’ struggles this season dampen that win.  Their other wins have been dominant performances over lesser teams.  The schedule gets tougher so the Buckeyes will have a chance to move up.  The 58-0 over Rutgers puts them ahead of Washington who beat Rutgers 48-13.

2 – Clemson Tigers (ACC) – The Louisville win looks good right now and should give them a slight edge over Ohio State.  The committee will reward them for opening at Auburn…and winning.  Clemson got a 56-10 road win on Friday night during a short week.

1 – Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC) – The Tide’s destruction of USC 52-6 and win at Ole Miss make them the top seed in the playoff at this point.  If they win the next three weeks, they’ll have the resume that the top seed is a lock for them unless they get upset in a game they should be heavily favored in.

College Football Playoff Semi-Final Match-up Predictions

Alabama vs. Washington

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Washington 45% 30
Alabama 55% 33

Clemson vs. Ohio State

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Clemson 28% 20
Ohio State 72% 35

College Football Playoff Champion Match-up Prediction

It’s another Urban Meyer vs. Nick Saban match-up…this time for a national championship.  The Buckeyes would win if the College Football Playoff happened today.

TEAM WIN % SCORE
Ohio State 54% 31
Alabama 46% 28

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College Football Power Rankings Week 5 – 2016

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We’ve analyzed all 128 college football teams and calculated our college football power rankings for week  of the 2016 season.  We have a new number 1 this week after our previous #1 had the week off.

College Football Power Rankings – Week 5

RANK TEAM CONFERENCE
1 Houston AAC
2 Ohio State B10
3 Wisconsin B10
4 Alabama SEC
5 Florida St ACC
6 Mississippi SEC
7 Louisville ACC
8 Michigan B10
9 Stanford P12
10 Texas A&M SEC
11 Memphis AAC
12 Clemson ACC
13 Virginia Tech ACC
14 Oklahoma B12
15 TCU B12
16 Nebraska B10
17 Miami (FL) ACC
18 Colorado P12
19 Georgia Tech ACC
20 Washington State P12
21 Washington P12
22 Tennessee SEC
23 Duke ACC
24 Baylor B12
25 Toledo MAC
26 BYU Ind
27 West Virginia B12
28 UCLA P12
29 Auburn SEC
30 Central Florida AAC
31 Western Michigan MAC
32 USC P12
33 Utah P12
34 Boise State MWC
35 Kansas St B12
36 Oregon P12
37 San Diego St MWC
38 Wake Forest ACC
39 Texas B12
40 Pittsburgh ACC
41 LSU SEC
42 South Florida AAC
43 NC State ACC
44 Texas Tech B12
45 Appalachian State Sun Belt
46 Air Force MWC
47 Michigan St B10
48 Arizona St P12
49 Notre Dame Ind
50 Missouri SEC
51 Vanderbilt SEC
52 Florida SEC
53 Syracuse ACC
54 Troy Sun Belt
55 North Carolina ACC
56 Navy AAC
57 Oklahoma St B12
58 Southern Miss CUSA
59 Mississippi State SEC
60 Arizona P12
61 Virginia ACC
62 Iowa B10
63 Arkansas SEC
64 Western Kentucky CUSA
65 Northwestern B10
66 Cincinnati AAC
67 Temple AAC
68 Indiana B10
69 Middle Tennessee CUSA
70 Minnesota B10
71 Louisiana Tech CUSA
72 Georgia SEC
73 California P12
74 Maryland B10
75 Iowa State B12
76 Kentucky SEC
77 Akron MAC
78 Ohio MAC
79 Utah State MWC
80 Miami (OH) MAC
81 Connecticut AAC
82 Georgia State Sun Belt
83 Georgia Southern Sun Belt
84 Colorado St MWC
85 Rutgers B10
86 South Carolina SEC
87 Tulsa AAC
88 Marshall CUSA
89 Buffalo MAC
90 Illinois B10
91 Central Michigan MAC
92 Army Ind
93 Oregon St P12
94 Purdue B10
95 Boston College ACC
96 Northern Illinois MAC
97 UMass MAC
98 Penn State B10
99 Arkansas St Sun Belt
100 LA Lafayette Sun Belt
101 Tulane AAC
102 Ball State MAC
103 Idaho Sun Belt
104 New Mexico MWC
105 South Alabama Sun Belt
106 East Carolina AAC
107 Nevada MWC
108 Old Dominion CUSA
109 North Texas CUSA
110 SMU AAC
111 UNLV MWC
112 Fresno St MWC
113 LA Monroe Sun Belt
114 Kent State MAC
115 Hawaii MWC
116 Wyoming MWC
117 Eastern Michigan MAC
118 Florida Atlantic CUSA
119 Rice CUSA
120 UTSA CUSA
121 Kansas B12
122 Texas State Sun Belt
123 Charlotte CUSA
124 UTEP CUSA
125 Florida International CUSA
126 San Jose St MWC
127 New Mexico St Sun Belt
128 Bowling Green MAC

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College Football Power Rankings Week 4 – 2016

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We’ve analyzed all 128 college football teams and calculated our college football power rankings for week 4 of the 2016 season.

College Football Power Rankings – Week 4

RANK TEAM CONFERENCE
1 Ohio State B10
2 Alabama SEC
3 Louisville ACC
4 Houston AAC
5 Mississippi SEC
6 Stanford P12
7 Michigan B10
8 Oklahoma B12
9 Texas A&M SEC
10 Washington P12
11 South Florida AAC
12 Clemson ACC
13 Michigan St B10
14 Iowa B10
15 Miami (FL) ACC
16 Georgia SEC
17 Arkansas SEC
18 LSU SEC
19 Virginia Tech ACC
20 Washington State P12
21 TCU B12
22 West Virginia B12
23 Oregon P12
24 Boise State MWC
25 Toledo MAC
26 UCLA P12
27 Florida SEC
28 Wisconsin B10
29 USC P12
30 Nebraska B10
31 Notre Dame Ind
32 Baylor B12
33 Mississippi State SEC
34 Tennessee SEC
35 California P12
36 Georgia Tech ACC
37 Kansas St B12
38 Memphis AAC
39 Western Michigan MAC
40 Utah P12
41 Army Ind
42 Florida St ACC
43 BYU Ind
44 Oklahoma St B12
45 San Diego St MWC
46 Texas B12
47 Auburn SEC
48 NC State ACC
49 Texas Tech B12
50 North Carolina ACC
51 Missouri SEC
52 Air Force MWC
53 Penn State B10
54 Western Kentucky CUSA
55 Pittsburgh ACC
56 Navy AAC
57 Colorado P12
58 Central Michigan MAC
59 Indiana B10
60 East Carolina AAC
61 Cincinnati AAC
62 Tulsa AAC
63 Arizona St P12
64 Louisiana Tech CUSA
65 Northwestern B10
66 Arizona P12
67 Southern Miss CUSA
68 Minnesota B10
69 South Carolina SEC
70 Temple AAC
71 Troy Sun Belt
72 Akron MAC
73 Connecticut AAC
74 Middle Tennessee CUSA
75 Maryland B10
76 Virginia ACC
77 Wake Forest ACC
78 Georgia Southern Sun Belt
79 Duke ACC
80 Nevada MWC
81 Utah State MWC
82 Ohio MAC
83 Appalachian State Sun Belt
84 Georgia State Sun Belt
85 Kentucky SEC
86 Vanderbilt SEC
87 Iowa State B12
88 Syracuse ACC
89 Bowling Green MAC
90 Illinois B10
91 Ball State MAC
92 Boston College ACC
93 Marshall CUSA
94 Oregon St P12
95 Northern Illinois MAC
96 Rutgers B10
97 Tulane AAC
98 Purdue B10
99 Arkansas St Sun Belt
100 Miami (OH) MAC
101 San Jose St MWC
102 New Mexico MWC
103 Buffalo MAC
104 UMass MAC
105 SMU AAC
106 UNLV MWC
107 South Alabama Sun Belt
108 Colorado St MWC
109 Kent State MAC
110 Wyoming MWC
111 Old Dominion CUSA
112 LA Monroe Sun Belt
113 LA Lafayette Sun Belt
114 UTSA CUSA
115 UCF AAC
116 Hawaii MWC
117 Texas State Sun Belt
118 New Mexico St Sun Belt
119 Florida International CUSA
120 Fresno St MWC
121 Rice CUSA
122 Eastern Michigan MAC
123 Florida Atlantic CUSA
124 Idaho Sun Belt
125 Kansas B12
126 UTEP CUSA
127 North Texas CUSA
128 Charlotte CUSA

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College Football Power Rankings Week 3 – 2016

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We’ve analyzed all 128 college football teams and calculated our college football power rankings for week  of the 2016 season.

College Football Power Rankings – Week 3:

RANK TEAM CONFERENCE
1 Ohio State B10
2 Alabama SEC
3 Florida St ACC
4 Houston AAC
5 Oklahoma B12
6 Wisconsin B10
7 Mississippi SEC
8 Michigan B10
9 Louisville ACC
10 Georgia SEC
11 LSU SEC
12 Washington P12
13 Stanford P12
14 Notre Dame Ind
15 Tennessee SEC
16 Clemson ACC
17 Iowa B10
18 USC P12
19 Florida SEC
20 TCU B12
21 Arkansas SEC
22 Auburn SEC
23 South Florida AAC
24 West Virginia B12
25 Oregon P12
26 Toledo MAC
27 Boise State MWC
28 Texas A&M SEC
29 Nebraska B10
30 Michigan St B10
31 Baylor B12
32 UCLA P12
33 BYU Ind
34 Memphis AAC
35 Western Kentucky CUSA
36 Utah P12
37 Washington State P12
38 Texas B12
39 California P12
40 San Diego St MWC
41 Navy AAC
42 Mississippi State SEC
43 Southern Miss CUSA
44 Oklahoma St B12
45 Arizona St P12
46 NC State ACC
47 Appalachian State Sun Belt
48 Penn State B10
49 North Carolina ACC
50 Pittsburgh ACC
51 Air Force MWC
52 Cincinnati AAC
53 Louisiana Tech CUSA
54 Georgia Southern Sun Belt
55 Miami (FL) ACC
56 Arizona P12
57 East Carolina AAC
58 Texas Tech B12
59 Missouri SEC
60 Western Michigan MAC
61 Indiana B10
62 Colorado P12
63 Central Michigan MAC
64 Boston College ACC
65 Georgia Tech ACC
66 Tulsa AAC
67 Maryland B10
68 Virginia Tech ACC
69 Minnesota B10
70 Northwestern B10
71 Temple AAC
72 Marshall CUSA
73 Bowling Green MAC
74 Connecticut AAC
75 Vanderbilt SEC
76 South Carolina SEC
77 Kansas St B12
78 Army Ind
79 Duke ACC
80 Virginia ACC
81 Wake Forest ACC
82 Illinois B10
83 Troy Sun Belt
84 Utah State MWC
85 Syracuse ACC
86 Kentucky SEC
87 Nevada MWC
88 Ohio MAC
89 Middle Tennessee CUSA
90 Iowa State B12
91 Akron MAC
92 Ball State MAC
93 Buffalo MAC
94 Oregon St P12
95 Northern Illinois MAC
96 Georgia State Sun Belt
97 Arkansas St Sun Belt
98 Rutgers B10
99 Purdue B10
100 South Alabama Sun Belt
101 New Mexico MWC
102 UMass MAC
103 UNLV MWC
104 Tulane AAC
105 San Jose St MWC
106 SMU AAC
107 Colorado St MWC
108 Florida Atlantic CUSA
109 Kent State MAC
110 Miami (OH) MAC
111 Wyoming MWC
112 Old Dominion CUSA
113 UTSA CUSA
114 Texas State Sun Belt
115 UTEP CUSA
116 New Mexico St Sun Belt
117 LA Lafayette Sun Belt
118 Rice CUSA
119 Fresno St MWC
120 Hawaii MWC
121 Florida International CUSA
122 UCF AAC
123 Idaho Sun Belt
124 LA Monroe Sun Belt
125 Eastern Michigan MAC
126 Kansas B12
127 North Texas CUSA
128 Charlotte CUSA

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