WhatIfSports final college football power rankings: Michigan denied Playoff berth

The Michigan Wolverines finished No. 4 in WhatIfSports.com's final simulated power rankings, but will have to settle for the Orange Bowl.

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WhatIfSports.com utilizes its college football simulation engine to present a 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.

College Football Final Power Rankings
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
1. Alabama Crimson Tide 75.2 30.3 21.5
2. Ohio State Buckeyes 68.2 30.2 23.9
3. Clemson Tigers +1 67.5 31.2 25.2
4. Michigan Wolverines -1 66.9 30.1 24.4
5. Penn State Nittany Lions +11 65.2 30.6 25.4
6. Washington Huskies 64.8 30.5 24.9
7. Oklahoma Sooners 64.0 30.2 25.5
8. Oklahoma State Cowboys +2 62.2 31.4 27.6
9. Miami (FL) Hurricanes +4 61.7 31.0 27.4
10. West Virginia Mountaineers +2 61.7 28.9 24.9
11. Wisconsin Badgers -6 61.4 28.1 24.0
12. USC Trojans +12 61.3 31.0 26.9
13. Auburn Tigers +20 60.8 28.5 25.4
14. Florida Gators +1 60.5 27.1 23.2
15. Colorado Buffaloes -4 60.5 30.1 26.5
16. LSU Tigers +3 60.4 29.1 25.3
17. Nebraska Cornhuskers 60.0 30.3 26.8
18. Florida State Seminoles -9 60.0 30.1 26.2
19. Louisville Cardinals -11 59.9 30.9 27.2
20. Virginia Tech Hokies +7 59.6 28.8 25.9
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
21. Texas A&M Aggies -3 59.4 30.8 27.5
22. Utah Utes +7 59.3 27.9 24.9
23. Maryland Terrapins 59.3 29.7 26.8
24. Western Michigan Broncos +1 59.0 31.3 28.5
25. Washington State Cougars -11 58.9 33.1 29.7
26. Houston Cougars -4 58.7 29.1 26.2
27. Boise State Broncos +14 58.5 30.2 27.6
28. BYU Cougars -2 58.4 29.1 26.2
29. Iowa Hawkeyes -8 58.2 28.3 25.5
30. South Florida Bulls +1 57.9 29.9 27.7
31. Pittsburgh Panthers -3 57.6 28.9 26.3
32. Tennessee Volunteers -12 57.0 28.1 25.8
33. Northwestern Wildcats +3 56.9 26.8 24.5
34. Stanford Cardinal -4 56.9 29.6 26.7
35. Texas Tech Red Raiders +14 56.5 32.5 30.6
36. Baylor Bears +14 56.3 30.0 28.1
37. Kansas State Wildcats +8 56.0 28.0 26.2
38. Notre Dame Fighting Irish -4 55.8 29.2 27.2
39. North Carolina Tar Heels -2 55.5 29.8 27.9
40. TCU Horned Frogs -5 55.5 29.8 28.2
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
41. Temple Owls +12 55.5 28.6 27.1
42. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -10 55.4 28.2 26.0
43. Arkansas Razorbacks 55.4 28.1 26.2
44. Mississippi State Bulldogs +10 55.2 30.0 28.1
45. North Carolina State Wolfpack +2 55.0 26.8 25.0
46. Ole Miss Rebels +2 54.9 29.6 28.2
47. California Golden Bears +4 54.5 32.2 30.5
48. Duke Blue Devils -9 54.3 28.6 27.2
49. Minnesota Golden Gophers -9 54.0 27.9 26.5
50. Toledo Rockets +9 53.4 30.1 28.9
51. Memphis Tigers +6 53.3 29.8 28.6
52. Missouri Tigers +4 53.2 26.6 25.6
53. UCLA Bruins -11 53.1 29.8 29.0
54. Tulsa Golden Hurricane +12 53.0 30.0 28.9
55. San Diego State Aztecs -11 52.6 29.4 28.2
56. Boston College Eagles +15 52.5 25.4 24.8
57. Appalachian State Mountaineers -11 52.4 29.7 28.8
58. Navy Midshipmen -20 52.1 29.1 27.8
59. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +16 52.0 31.9 31.5
60. Kentucky Wildcats +2 51.9 29.4 29.0
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
61. Georgia Bulldogs +2 51.7 27.1 26.8
62. Virginia Cavaliers -1 51.4 28.8 28.5
63. Vanderbilt Commodores +2 51.4 26.4 26.1
64. South Carolina Gamecocks -6 51.3 27.1 27.0
65. Indiana Hoosiers -10 51.2 29.7 29.0
66. Oregon State Beavers +1 50.7 27.4 27.3
67. Michigan State Spartans +5 50.5 26.8 27.0
68. Texas Longhorns 50.3 27.7 27.4
69. Arizona State Sun Devils -5 50.3 30.2 29.7
70. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +4 49.7 30.2 30.7
71. Syracuse Orange +2 49.5 27.4 27.2
72. Troy Trojans -20 49.5 28.8 29.1
73. Oregon Ducks -13 49.4 28.6 28.8
74. Wake Forest Demon Deacons +8 49.1 26.6 26.9
75. UCF Knights -5 49.0 28.2 28.7
76. Arkansas State Red Wolves -7 48.8 27.8 28.0
77. Iowa State Cyclones +3 48.6 27.9 28.3
78. Cincinnati Bearcats +5 47.4 28.1 29.1
79. Wyoming Cowboys 46.0 28.1 29.4
80. Southern Miss Golden Eagles -2 45.8 29.2 30.5
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
81. Air Force Falcons +4 45.7 26.8 28.2
82. New Mexico Lobos -6 45.7 27.4 28.6
83. Old Dominion Monarchs +3 45.6 28.8 30.6
84. Illinois Fighting Illini +5 45.4 28.0 29.5
85. Arizona Wildcats -4 45.4 28.6 30.0
86. Colorado State Rams -2 45.3 28.9 30.2
87. Georgia Southern Eagles +6 45.2 27.9 29.8
88. Northern Illinois Huskies -11 45.1 27.7 29.4
89. Central Michigan Chippewas -1 45.0 27.2 28.8
90. Miami (OH) RedHawks +7 44.7 26.8 29.0
91. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns +12 43.4 27.7 30.3
92. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -1 43.2 27.9 30.2
93. Purdue Boilermakers -6 42.6 27.7 29.9
94. Eastern Michigan Eagles +1 42.6 29.8 32.0
95. SMU Mustangs -5 42.5 26.9 29.4
96. East Carolina Pirates -2 42.3 27.2 29.5
97. Nevada Wolf Pack -1 41.4 27.1 30.1
98. Tulane Green Wave 40.8 26.6 29.6
99. South Alabama Jaguars +8 40.5 27.7 30.8
100. Kansas Jayhawks +16 40.5 24.9 28.5
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
101. Rutgers Scarlet Knights +9 40.4 26.7 30.0
102. Utah State Aggies -10 40.1 28.2 31.3
103. Ball State Cardinals +14 39.9 28.9 32.4
104. North Texas Mean Green +9 39.9 27.3 30.8
105. Connecticut Huskies +1 39.7 25.3 28.7
106. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -6 39.7 27.3 30.8
107. Ohio Bobcats -2 39.3 27.6 31.2
108. FIU Golden Panthers +4 39.0 27.5 31.3
109. Florida Atlantic Owls -10 38.9 25.9 29.8
110. UTEP Miners +12 38.6 27.7 31.9
111. Akron Zips 38.5 25.9 30.5
112. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks -3 38.5 26.5 30.2
113. New Mexico State Aggies -5 38.2 29.0 32.8
114. Idaho Vandals -12 38.0 26.9 31.0
115. UTSA Roadrunners -14 37.9 26.2 29.9
116. Bowling Green Falcons +4 37.8 27.8 32.0
117. San Jose State Spartans -2 37.6 26.6 30.7
118. Georgia State Panthers -14 36.8 27.8 32.0
119. Rice Owls +7 36.6 27.0 31.5
120. Marshall Thundering Herd -2 36.4 26.9 31.3
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
121. Army West Point Black Knights 36.3 25.1 29.8
122. Charlotte 49ers -8 36.1 25.7 30.2
123. Kent State Golden Flashes 34.8 25.2 30.1
124. Buffalo Bulls -5 34.8 26.0 31.2
125. Fresno State Bulldogs -1 34.4 26.3 31.7
126. Texas State Bobcats -1 34.4 29.0 34.2
127. UNLV Rebels 33.8 25.9 31.4
128. Massachusetts Minutemen 32.3 25.9 32.5

In addition, view our Week 15 predictions or visit our college football archive for power rankings from past weeks.