WhatIfSports 2014 College Football Week 3 Power Rankings

The Hokies leap into the Top 25 with a huge win at Ohio State.

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WhatIfSports.com utilizes its NCAA football simulation engine to present the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking of all 128 FBS teams. We simulate thousands of games and use those winning percentages to evaluate every team. All 128 teams are ranked below with their average points for and against from the simulated games. Simulations are based on updated rosters and depth charts.

  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
1. Florida State Seminoles 81.0 31.9 18.6
2. Oregon Ducks 76.4 30.0 19.8
3. Alabama Crimson Tide 75.4 27.8 17.9
4. Oklahoma Sooners 74.4 29.0 19.6
5. Auburn Tigers +1 73.7 29.0 19.8
6. Texas A&M Aggies +6 73.5 30.5 21.7
7. Baylor Bears -2 73.0 29.4 20.8
8. LSU Tigers 72.5 26.8 18.5
9. UCLA Bruins +4 72.4 28.7 20.2
10. Georgia Bulldogs -3 72.1 27.9 19.8
11. Notre Dame Fighting Irish -2 71.2 27.2 19.6
12. USC Trojans +4 70.0 27.7 19.8
13. Wisconsin Badgers +1 69.6 25.9 18.6
14. Ole Miss Rebels +17 69.6 26.5 19.1
15. Stanford Cardinal -4 69.6 27.3 20.0
16. South Carolina Gamecocks -1 68.9 26.8 19.7
17. Michigan State Spartans -7 68.8 25.1 18.0
18. Arizona State Sun Devils +1 67.7 27.7 20.9
19. Kansas State Wildcats -2 67.3 26.5 20.4
20. Clemson Tigers -2 66.1 26.5 20.3
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
21. Virginia Tech Hokies +15 65.3 23.5 17.9
22. Florida Gators +6 65.1 24.1 18.4
23. Duke Blue Devils +7 65.1 27.1 21.4
24. Ohio State Buckeyes -1 65.0 25.1 19.7
25. BYU Cougars -1 64.6 24.4 19.2
26. Louisville Cardinals -1 64.4 24.8 19.5
27. Nebraska Cornhuskers -6 64.3 25.3 19.5
28. Marshall Thundering Herd -8 64.0 29.1 23.7
29. North Carolina Tar Heels -7 62.4 25.6 20.6
30. Penn State Nittany Lions -3 62.4 25.4 20.4
31. Oklahoma State Cowboys +9 62.2 26.9 22.6
32. Boise State Broncos -6 61.9 28.5 24.2
33. Missouri Tigers +4 61.7 24.8 20.2
34. Mississippi State Bulldogs +9 60.7 23.7 19.9
35. Arizona Wildcats 60.4 25.4 21.7
36. Texas Tech Red Raiders +9 59.8 27.4 24.3
37. Miami (FL) Hurricanes -5 59.7 25.6 21.6
38. Cincinnati Bearcats +3 59.3 25.3 22.0
39. Pittsburgh Panthers 59.0 24.7 21.7
40. TCU Horned Frogs +4 58.7 23.5 20.6
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
41. Iowa Hawkeyes -8 58.6 22.5 19.4
42. Texas Longhorns -13 58.6 24.5 21.7
43. Washington Huskies -5 58.0 24.1 20.8
44. Tennessee Volunteers -2 57.7 23.3 20.4
45. UCF Knights +3 57.6 25.2 22.7
46. West Virginia Mountaineers 57.0 25.1 22.5
47. Michigan Wolverines -13 56.8 22.9 20.3
48. Maryland Terrapins +1 54.2 22.9 21.6
49. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +1 54.1 23.2 21.6
50. Minnesota Golden Gophers +3 54.0 23.8 22.4
51. Bowling Green Falcons +3 53.6 25.6 24.7
52. Oregon State Beavers -1 53.6 27.4 25.5
53. Northern Illinois Huskies +5 52.5 25.4 24.4
54. Utah Utes +6 52.2 23.3 22.7
55. Navy Midshipmen +7 51.7 25.0 24.5
56. Utah State Aggies -9 50.8 22.9 22.6
57. East Carolina Pirates +2 49.7 23.7 23.6
58. Houston Cougars -3 49.6 23.5 23.6
59. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -7 49.5 26.6 27.0
60. Arkansas Razorbacks +3 48.7 21.8 22.2
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
61. Boston College Eagles +3 48.4 22.4 22.9
62. San Diego State Aztecs +4 48.4 25.1 25.1
63. Washington State Cougars -6 48.3 26.2 26.7
64. Indiana Hoosiers +1 48.1 25.1 25.9
65. Toledo Rockets -4 47.9 24.3 25.4
66. Nevada Wolf Pack +18 47.8 24.6 25.3
67. North Texas Mean Green +3 47.7 22.2 23.6
68. North Carolina State Wolfpack +20 47.1 22.2 23.5
69. South Florida Bulls +21 46.5 22.7 23.9
70. Illinois Fighting Illini +21 46.4 25.2 26.6
71. Northwestern Wildcats -3 46.4 20.8 22.4
72. Ball State Cardinals -5 46.4 25.1 26.2
73. Rutgers Scarlet Knights 46.3 22.1 23.6
74. South Alabama Jaguars +3 46.2 22.9 24.3
75. Syracuse Orange +6 45.9 20.8 22.4
76. Rice Owls -7 45.9 22.9 24.1
77. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -2 45.3 23.3 24.6
78. California Golden Bears -4 45.3 24.6 26.2
79. UTSA Roadrunners -7 45.3 24.0 25.6
80. Virginia Cavaliers -9 45.3 20.2 21.6
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
81. Colorado State Rams -5 45.1 24.8 26.6
82. Fresno State Bulldogs -3 45.1 24.1 25.9
83. Kansas Jayhawks 44.9 20.5 22.9
84. Iowa State Cyclones +12 44.3 21.7 23.7
85. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns -29 44.3 23.9 25.9
86. Memphis Tigers +15 43.6 21.7 24.1
87. Arkansas State Red Wolves -5 42.7 23.0 25.1
88. Tulsa Golden Hurricane -10 42.5 21.7 24.2
89. Vanderbilt Commodores -3 42.4 18.7 21.4
90. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +17 42.4 22.0 24.8
91. Connecticut Huskies -4 41.8 21.7 24.1
92. Kentucky Wildcats -12 41.6 20.7 23.6
93. Akron Zips +6 41.5 22.1 25.5
94. Tulane Green Wave +6 41.5 19.6 23.1
95. Wyoming Cowboys +2 41.2 23.7 27.0
96. Texas State Bobcats -7 41.0 22.2 25.5
97. Ohio Bobcats -12 40.4 22.0 25.8
98. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks -4 39.8 22.5 25.8
99. Central Michigan Chippewas +12 39.6 22.3 25.8
100. Air Force Falcons -2 39.6 23.1 26.5
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
101. Purdue Boilermakers +1 39.1 21.9 26.0
102. San Jose State Spartans +1 39.1 23.9 28.1
103. Temple Owls -8 38.9 21.6 26.0
104. Florida Atlantic Owls +9 38.9 20.6 25.3
105. Wake Forest Demon Deacons +1 38.6 18.0 22.1
106. Colorado Buffaloes -13 38.0 21.4 25.9
107. New Mexico Lobos +1 37.8 24.1 28.7
108. UNLV Rebels -4 36.0 21.2 26.5
109. Buffalo Bulls -17 35.5 21.4 26.5
110. Old Dominion Monarchs +2 35.4 23.9 29.3
111. Troy Trojans +3 34.8 23.7 29.8
112. UAB Blazers -2 34.4 22.4 28.1
113. Kent State Golden Flashes -4 34.3 21.4 27.2
114. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors +1 33.1 21.0 27.1
115. Army Black Knights +3 30.8 20.3 27.1
116. Georgia Southern Eagles +1 29.6 20.0 28.0
117. UTEP Miners -1 29.1 21.6 29.0
118. Southern Miss Golden Eagles +2 28.5 19.5 28.2
119. SMU Mustangs -14 27.7 19.2 27.4
120. New Mexico State Aggies +1 26.1 20.5 29.4
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
121. Appalachian State Mountaineers +1 25.6 19.4 28.9
122. Georgia State Panthers +2 25.6 19.4 28.7
123. Western Michigan Broncos -4 25.3 18.6 27.8
124. Idaho Vandals -1 25.1 19.0 28.9
125. Miami (OH) RedHawks +1 21.3 16.3 27.7
126. Massachusetts Minutemen +1 20.8 16.9 28.3
127. Eastern Michigan Eagles -2 20.3 18.3 29.5
128. FIU Golden Panthers 12.1 13.8 29.8