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Stand Tall: Arizona State Joins Top 25

NCAA football week 3 power rankings

By Jake Westrich - WhatIfSports.com
Sept. 12, 2011

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its NCAA football simulation to present the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking of all 120 FBS teams. We simulated thousands of games and used those winning percentages 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 rosters and depth charts so significant week-to-week changes may occur once the regular season kicks off.

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

 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
1.Stanford Cardinal-90.241.118.2
2.Oregon Ducks-88.841.719.1
3.Alabama Crimson Tide-88.635.915.2
4.Boise State Broncos-87.641.320.9
5.Oklahoma Sooners-86.939.421.2
6.Wisconsin Badgers-86.437.118.1
7.Oklahoma State Cowboys-83.940.923.7
8.Florida State Seminoles-83.337.219.9
9.LSU Tigers-83.333.917.9
10.TCU Horned Frogs-81.035.820.8
11.West Virginia Mountaineers+278.833.018.9
12.Texas A&M Aggies-178.536.422.2
13.South Carolina Gamecocks+377.433.720.5
14.Arkansas Razorbacks+376.834.421.3
15.Ohio State Buckeyes-376.431.318.5
16.Virginia Tech Hokies+876.232.620.2
17.Georgia Bulldogs-276.134.021.0
18.Nebraska Cornhuskers-474.828.717.4
19.USC Trojans-74.433.821.9
20.Michigan State Spartans+173.933.422.3
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
21.Mississippi State Bulldogs+273.833.421.7
22.Arizona State Sun Devils+771.931.721.1
23.Pittsburgh Panthers-171.931.821.8
24.Notre Dame Fighting Irish+171.531.222.1
25.Florida Gators+371.129.019.1
26.Arizona Wildcats-871.029.720.5
27.Penn State Nittany Lions-69.630.621.4
28.Utah Utes-869.431.923.1
29.Missouri Tigers+169.429.120.4
30.Clemson Tigers-468.729.721.1
31.Texas Longhorns+468.228.321.1
32.Baylor Bears-65.633.426.5
33.Maryland Terrapins-265.529.321.5
34.Auburn Tigers+264.429.622.6
35.North Carolina Tar Heels+264.328.421.9
36.Tennessee Volunteers+1064.028.022.0
37.Miami (FL) Hurricanes+663.628.222.0
38.Southern Methodist Mustangs+262.933.126.8
39.Michigan Wolverines+362.332.126.8
40.Cincinnati Bearcats-262.231.326.6
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
41.San Diego State Aztecs-860.229.124.3
42.Northwestern Wildcats+559.528.924.7
43.Iowa Hawkeyes-459.226.922.6
44.Syracuse Orange+558.627.022.8
45.North Carolina State Wolfpack-458.429.825.8
46.Northern Illinois Huskies-1258.231.527.5
47.South Florida Bulls+358.227.023.0
48.UCF Knights+556.830.026.9
49.Hawaii Warriors-156.032.229.4
50.California Golden Bears-555.724.421.5
51.Washington Huskies+955.126.624.2
52.Boston College Eagles-154.923.521.4
53.Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets+354.225.623.7
54.Texas Tech Red Raiders-254.027.625.7
55.Oregon State Beavers+653.625.624.2
56.Nevada Wolf Pack-253.630.228.8
57.Toledo Rockets+1751.729.327.7
58.Temple Owls-51.126.125.6
59.Tulsa Golden Hurricane+450.630.730.8
60.Brigham Young Cougars-550.426.825.5
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
61.UCLA Bruins+450.225.325.3
62.Kansas State Wildcats+250.126.625.9
63.Colorado Buffaloes+1349.827.226.8
64.Illinois Fighting Illini-549.525.024.9
65.Connecticut Huskies-849.124.524.5
66.Southern Miss Golden Eagles-2249.030.229.8
67.East Carolina Pirates-148.928.528.9
68.Navy Midshipmen-148.624.925.8
69.Houston Cougars-147.830.731.6
70.Fresno State Bulldogs-147.528.029.2
71.Air Force Falcons-147.524.325.0
72.Ohio Bobcats+147.223.724.9
73.Louisville Cardinals-246.523.625.1
74.Purdue Boilermakers-1246.524.425.7
75.Mississippi Rebels-345.327.128.3
76.Kentucky Wildcats-144.922.224.0
77.Troy Trojans-43.726.630.1
78.Virginia Cavaliers+141.921.725.6
79.Western Michigan Broncos+240.625.429.5
80.Wake Forest Demon Deacons+539.724.028.3
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
81.Iowa State Cyclones+1039.322.427.3
82.FIU Golden Panthers+438.824.029.0
83.Rutgers Scarlet Knights+438.022.127.7
84.Duke Blue Devils-637.824.830.0
85.Central Michigan Chippewas-237.222.127.7
86.Miami (OH) RedHawks-236.721.627.4
87.Washington State Cougars+236.624.330.5
88.Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks-836.423.829.2
89.Louisiana Tech Bulldogs-735.725.230.9
90.Vanderbilt Commodores-34.119.926.5
91.Army Black Knights+532.118.326.2
92.Indiana Hoosiers-431.224.432.5
93.Arkansas State Red Wolves+230.123.131.9
94.Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders-230.020.329.2
95.Utah State Aggies-229.622.231.4
96.Marshall Thundering Herd+628.719.629.1
97.Kent State Golden Flashes-328.717.426.3
98.UAB Blazers-127.323.033.5
99.Rice Owls+925.121.633.7
100.Kansas Jayhawks+725.120.032.2
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
101.Minnesota Golden Gophers-324.318.229.9
102.Colorado State Rams-224.119.831.4
103.Buffalo Bulls-423.417.630.1
104.Tulane Green Wave-322.618.430.9
105.UTEP Miners-120.818.132.0
106.North Texas Mean Green-320.719.633.5
107.Idaho Vandals-220.318.432.0
108.Bowling Green Falcons-220.116.631.8
109.San Jose State Spartans+118.216.332.8
110.Western Kentucky Hilltoppers-117.718.634.5
111.Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns-17.517.132.6
112.Wyoming Cowboys-15.513.930.5
113.Florida Atlantic Owls-14.215.734.3
114.UNLV Rebels-11.614.935.0
115.Akron Zips+110.713.235.0
116.New Mexico Lobos-110.613.133.9
117.Ball State Cardinals-10.112.234.0
118.Eastern Michigan Eagles-8.112.337.4
119.New Mexico State Aggies-6.711.737.6
120.Memphis Tigers-4.510.338.5

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