CFB Power Rankings

9/29/2008 Rankings
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 29th, 2008

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its NCAA football simulation to present the most comprehensive, deterministic and unbiased ranking of all teams. We simulated every possible DI FBS match-up one hundred times, and used the winning percentages from 700,000+ games to evaluate every team. All 120 teams are ranked below with their average points for and against from the simulated games. Simulations are based on updated, strength-of-schedule-adjusted stats, so significant week-to-week changes could occur.

Teams Ranked by Winning Percentage
(everyone plays everyone 100 times)

 TeamChangeWin PctPF/GPA/G
1.Oklahoma Sooners+198.5%49.37.5
2.Alabama Crimson Tide+796.3%45.47.8
3.Penn State Nittany Lions+596.2%46.610.4
4.Missouri Tigers095.6%50.818.4
5.Texas Longhorns+295.4%48.412.7
6.LSU Tigers-192.8%45.312.3
7.Texas Tech Red Raiders+588.1%43.916.6
8.Oklahoma State Cowboys+887.9%42.921.4
9.Brigham Young Cougars+286.7%40.615.2
10.Boise State Broncos+485.5%40.115.9
11.South Florida Bulls+785.3%38.413.0
12.USC Trojans-1183.6%35.213.8
13.Georgia Bulldogs-782.7%36.616.6
14.Ohio State Buckeyes+181.1%32.114.7
15.GA Tech Yellow Jackets+480.8%30.916.2
16.Utah Utes+679.6%33.214.6
17.Tulsa Golden Hurricane+2178.6%44.525.4
18.Ball State Cardinals-178.1%37.622.5
19.Wisconsin Badgers-976.9%31.217.4
20.Kentucky Wildcats+2975.0%27.012.0
 TeamChangeWin PctPF/GPA/G
21.Florida Gators-1874.8%28.815.3
22.Florida State Seminoles+2274.8%27.617.0
23.Maryland Terrapins+1474.4%31.221.0
24.Kansas Jayhawks-474.1%28.218.7
25.Kansas State Wildcats+571.9%32.222.8
26.Oregon Ducks+2271.8%33.020.1
27.Nebraska Cornhuskers-471.3%31.122.6
28.Arizona Wildcats+371.0%26.715.5
29.Northwestern Wildcats+2270.7%26.016.9
30.Virginia Tech Hokies+1570.6%26.718.6
31.Connecticut Huskies-670.1%29.315.6
32.W. Virginia Mountaineers+2570.0%27.519.4
33.North Carolina Tar Heels+969.7%27.922.1
34.Baylor Bears069.7%32.219.7
35.California Golden Bears+869.5%29.118.4
36.Navy Midshipmen+1168.9%36.923.9
37.Auburn Tigers-567.9%21.912.1
38.Iowa Hawkeyes-267.3%26.519.2
39.TCU Horned Frogs-1867.0%26.115.2
40.Mississippi Rebels+1866.4%30.220.8
 TeamChangeWin PctPF/GPA/G
41.Boston College Eagles+965.5%21.516.5
42.WF Demon Deacons-2965.4%24.219.8
43.Vanderbilt Commodores-464.5%25.016.9
44.Minn. Golden Gophers-1864.2%28.022.7
45.Fresno State Bulldogs-1063.6%34.124.4
46.Michigan State Spartans-1963.3%25.421.3
47.Northern Illinois Huskies+762.8%26.821.5
48.Duke Blue Devils+2662.7%21.319.6
49.W. Michigan Broncos+1359.1%26.723.0
50.Arizona St. Sun Devils-1759.0%26.822.4
51.Michigan Wolverines+1058.9%19.917.6
52.Clemson Tigers-2857.6%21.822.4
53.Cincinnati Bearcats-757.1%28.522.5
54.Tennessee Volunteers+555.9%23.219.3
55.Miami (FL) Hurricanes-1555.5%20.521.8
56.Oregon State Beavers+2254.3%22.820.5
57.Houston Cougars+3253.8%29.125.7
58.Louisville Cardinals-2953.2%24.821.3
59.Arkansas St. Indians-3152.8%24.725.2
60.Illinois Fighting Illini-450.8%23.726.4
 TeamChangeWin PctPF/GPA/G
61.Nevada Wolf Pack+1550.6%24.726.1
62.Pittsburgh Panthers-1050.2%19.022.3
63.Indiana Hoosiers049.3%23.126.0
64.Air Force Falcons+449.0%22.221.5
65.Purdue Boilermakers+548.6%21.925.0
66.Rice Owls+3747.1%26.126.0
67.S. Carolina Gamecocks-244.8%17.920.5
68.Troy Trojans-1544.4%22.322.4
69.Colorado Buffaloes-2843.9%16.123.1
70.Iowa State Cyclones-142.8%20.227.7
71.Notre Dame Fighting Irish+1042.4%22.824.1
72.UNLV Rebels-1741.4%21.628.3
73.S. Miss Golden Eagles+439.5%23.526.1
74.LA-Laf Ragin' Cajuns-338.9%23.230.8
75.Akron Zips-238.7%19.627.1
76.Rutgers Scarlet Knights+938.4%18.228.0
77.Tulane Green Wave-537.6%17.521.8
78.Ohio Bobcats-337.4%17.925.1
79.Stanford Cardinal+2537.1%18.826.3
80.C. Michigan Chippewas+236.2%18.927.3
 TeamChangeWin PctPF/GPA/G
81.East Carolina Pirates-1535.0%19.125.0
82.Memphis Tigers+1232.6%20.427.1
83.New Mexico State Aggies+1431.6%18.229.7
84.Bowling Green Falcons+1131.2%12.224.3
85.San Jose State Spartans-630.7%11.824.7
86.Texas A&M Aggies+128.8%17.328.0
87.Toledo Rockets-2327.6%15.528.5
88.Mid Tenn Blue Raiders-427.5%16.025.2
89.Marshall Thundering Herd-2227.5%17.227.1
90.Mississippi State Bulldogs+227.3%12.124.2
91.Hawaii Warriors+2025.6%14.126.5
92.Utah State Aggies-424.8%15.031.6
93.NC St. Wolfpack-3324.7%12.931.2
94.Buffalo Bulls-1424.4%16.827.0
95.Colorado St. Rams-924.3%14.827.7
96.Arkansas Razorbacks-1323.5%15.429.8
97.Syracuse Orange+1523.4%14.533.0
98.Florida Atlantic Owls+1123.2%17.328.7
99.UCLA Bruins-823.1%13.028.7
100.Kent St. Golden Flashes-123.1%16.332.6
 TeamChangeWin PctPF/GPA/G
101.Miami (OH) RedHawks-523.0%12.828.6
102.UAB Blazers+1221.8%18.031.6
103.UTEP Miners+421.4%15.029.8
104.Louisiana Tech Bulldogs-220.3%10.429.3
105.New Mexico Lobos-1219.8%12.628.9
106.San Diego State Aztecs+1119.4%13.930.3
107.E. Michigan Eagles-1716.5%12.533.9
108.Virginia Cavaliers-1016.4%7.529.7
109.Wyoming Cowboys+415.4%10.930.1
110.Temple Owls-515.2%8.231.6
111.LA-Monroe Warhawks-113.7%11.731.6
112.Western Kentucky Hilltoppers-613.5%11.830.0
113.SMU Mustangs-513.1%13.135.1
114.Washington Huskies-1411.0%10.035.0
115.UCF Knights010.7%9.130.3
116.Washington St. Cougars-1510.1%9.635.4
117.Fla. Int. Golden Panthers-17.0%6.830.6
118.Army Black Knights+16.8%7.134.6
119.Idaho Vandals+16.0%8.937.1
120.North Texas Mean Green-24.0%8.841.7

We hope that you enjoy our Beyond the Boxscore feature. As with all of our games, we are willing to listen to feedback and improve this page and content to make it as interesting and user-friendly as possible. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, please contact Customer Support. Thanks!

SimLeague Baseball

Compete in a full season with your dream team from MLB past and present. Lineups, player settings, trades, prizes and more.

Try It For Free


Hoops Dynasty

Coach, recruit, and run your own college basketball program.

Every DI, DII & DIII College Awaits


SimLeague Hockey

Compete in a full season with your dream team from NHL past and present. Line & pair management, goalie options, prizes and more.

Try It For Free

What is WhatIfSports?

WhatIfSports.com is a sports simulation and online gaming site providing free content and unique games for the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, NCAA sports and more.

Join WhatIfSports.com today to get these members only benefits:

  • Create your own Dream Team
  • Save your favorite SimMatchup results
  • Play a FREE SimLeague trial season
  • Start playing a Dynasty game
  • Manage baseball games LIVE
  • Access to SiteMail
  • Post in our Forums
  • Build a Buddy list to easily invite friends
  • Use our online Customer Service
  • Earn game credits by using our Referral & Affiliate program

Terms of Use Customer Support Privacy Statement Advertising Choices

Popular on WhatIfSports site: Baseball Simulation | College Basketball Game | College Football Game | Online Baseball Game | Hockey Simulation | NFL Picks | College Football Picks | Sports Games

© 1999-2014 WhatIfSports.com, Inc. All rights reserved. WhatIfSports is a trademark of WhatIfSports.com, Inc. SimLeague, SimMatchup and iSimNow are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts, Inc. Used under license. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.