WhatIfSports college football Week 4 power rankings: Stanford upsets USC

Stanford rejoins the Top 25 with its victory over the ranked Trojans.

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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 Week 4 Power Rankings
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
1. Ohio State Buckeyes 76.4 34.2 24.2
2. Baylor Bears +5 73.9 34.7 26.1
3. TCU Horned Frogs 73.0 33.9 25.3
4. Georgia Bulldogs 72.1 32.4 24.0
5. Michigan State Spartans 71.8 31.4 23.3
6. Alabama Crimson Tide -4 70.9 30.6 23.0
7. Ole Miss Rebels +1 70.8 31.5 23.7
8. Florida State Seminoles -2 70.2 32.7 25.5
9. LSU Tigers +3 69.1 31.2 24.5
10. Notre Dame Fighting Irish +5 68.8 31.9 25.3
11. Texas A&M Aggies +3 67.7 32.8 26.6
12. Clemson Tigers -1 67.3 30.1 24.2
13. Oregon Ducks 67.2 33.4 27.4
14. Oklahoma Sooners +9 66.8 30.6 24.8
15. UCLA Bruins +3 65.0 31.4 26.1
16. Auburn Tigers 64.8 31.4 26.2
17. Missouri Tigers +3 64.3 29.1 23.5
18. USC Trojans -8 63.9 32.5 27.8
19. Oklahoma State Cowboys +5 63.7 29.9 25.6
20. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -11 63.2 31.5 26.5
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
21. Stanford Cardinal +19 63.2 31.1 26.7
22. Kansas State Wildcats +6 63.0 32.3 27.9
23. Mississippi State Bulldogs -1 62.7 30.4 25.6
24. Arizona Wildcats -5 62.4 32.0 27.8
25. Tennessee Volunteers -4 61.9 29.7 25.3
26. Wisconsin Badgers -1 61.7 29.4 25.0
27. West Virginia Mountaineers +8 61.5 31.3 27.4
28. Louisville Cardinals +11 61.3 29.1 25.0
29. Virginia Tech Hokies +4 60.4 27.7 24.3
30. Arizona State Sun Devils 60.3 30.5 26.5
31. Utah Utes +1 60.2 29.4 25.9
32. Florida Gators -15 59.9 27.4 23.6
33. Temple Owls +3 59.7 29.4 25.7
34. Nebraska Cornhuskers -5 59.7 30.1 26.6
35. Arkansas Razorbacks -9 59.6 29.7 26.4
36. California Golden Bears -5 59.3 32.1 28.9
37. Washington Huskies 58.7 28.8 26.3
38. Miami (FL) Hurricanes -11 58.6 30.7 27.4
39. Texas Tech Red Raiders +18 58.6 33.0 29.9
40. Northwestern Wildcats +6 58.1 27.7 24.8
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
41. North Carolina Tar Heels +14 58.1 31.0 28.0
42. South Carolina Gamecocks +1 58.1 30.6 27.6
43. Minnesota Golden Gophers -9 57.8 28.6 25.8
44. Michigan Wolverines -6 57.7 27.7 24.9
45. BYU Cougars -4 57.4 29.4 27.0
46. Kentucky Wildcats -4 57.1 28.9 26.3
47. Duke Blue Devils 55.9 28.7 26.7
48. Utah State Aggies +6 55.6 29.4 27.9
49. Iowa Hawkeyes -5 55.2 28.6 26.4
50. North Carolina State Wolfpack -2 54.6 29.4 27.4
51. Boston College Eagles -1 54.2 27.5 25.8
52. Houston Cougars +7 53.7 29.5 27.8
53. Cincinnati Bearcats 53.4 32.0 30.8
54. Penn State Nittany Lions -5 53.2 26.0 24.9
55. Pittsburgh Panthers -10 53.0 30.0 28.9
56. Memphis Tigers -5 52.6 29.0 28.1
57. Navy Midshipmen -1 52.5 30.4 29.7
58. Boise State Broncos 52.3 28.3 27.5
59. Virginia Cavaliers +1 51.7 26.7 26.2
60. Texas Longhorns -8 51.5 28.4 27.4
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
61. Toledo Rockets +1 50.1 29.4 29.3
62. Indiana Hoosiers +18 50.1 28.9 28.9
63. Oregon State Beavers +2 49.9 28.9 29.1
64. East Carolina Pirates +14 48.8 29.1 29.9
65. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -2 48.7 32.1 32.6
66. Colorado Buffaloes +30 48.6 29.7 30.3
67. Bowling Green Falcons -1 48.1 31.1 31.6
68. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 48.0 28.5 29.2
69. Georgia Southern Eagles +1 47.6 28.8 29.7
70. Maryland Terrapins -6 47.5 27.2 27.8
71. Colorado State Rams -10 47.1 30.0 31.2
72. Illinois Fighting Illini -1 47.0 28.6 29.0
73. Marshall Thundering Herd -6 46.7 28.5 29.7
74. Iowa State Cyclones +7 46.6 28.0 29.1
75. Arkansas State Red Wolves -2 46.1 29.1 30.5
76. Northern Illinois Huskies -1 45.9 27.8 29.2
77. Washington State Cougars -1 44.9 30.0 31.7
78. Rutgers Scarlet Knights -9 44.7 27.1 29.0
79. Western Michigan Broncos +10 44.4 28.4 30.5
80. Purdue Boilermakers -1 44.2 26.6 28.5
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
81. Vanderbilt Commodores -7 44.1 26.7 28.4
82. Ball State Cardinals +8 44.0 28.9 31.2
83. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns +3 44.0 27.8 30.0
84. Rice Owls 43.9 27.7 29.7
85. Appalachian State Mountaineers +3 43.9 27.7 30.1
86. Nevada Wolf Pack -3 43.6 27.5 29.4
87. Fresno State Bulldogs +8 43.3 28.3 30.6
88. Air Force Falcons -6 43.2 27.6 30.2
89. Ohio Bobcats -2 42.3 26.7 29.2
90. UCF Knights -13 41.7 24.1 27.1
91. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 41.6 27.1 30.0
92. Syracuse Orange +2 41.6 24.3 27.6
93. FIU Golden Panthers -8 41.6 25.6 28.4
94. Texas State Bobcats +6 41.2 28.2 31.2
95. San Diego State Aztecs -23 41.1 26.2 29.2
96. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -3 41.0 27.6 30.4
97. Akron Zips +2 40.8 27.2 30.3
98. South Florida Bulls -6 40.7 25.3 28.7
99. Wake Forest Demon Deacons -2 39.9 24.2 27.8
100. Southern Miss Golden Eagles +1 39.8 28.6 31.9
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
101. UTEP Miners +1 39.1 26.1 30.1
102. Central Michigan Chippewas -4 38.9 26.3 29.7
103. Connecticut Huskies +2 38.6 24.8 29.3
104. Tulane Green Wave +5 38.4 24.9 29.2
105. Buffalo Bulls -1 38.2 29.0 33.4
106. Massachusetts Minutemen 37.4 27.6 32.8
107. New Mexico State Aggies -4 37.4 28.2 32.9
108. San Jose State Spartans 37.1 26.9 31.8
109. Kansas Jayhawks +1 35.6 24.4 29.6
110. New Mexico Lobos +1 35.5 26.9 32.5
111. South Alabama Jaguars +6 35.4 25.7 30.5
112. Florida Atlantic Owls +1 35.1 26.9 32.5
113. Tulsa Golden Hurricane -6 34.8 26.9 32.3
114. SMU Mustangs +4 33.5 24.8 30.7
115. Wyoming Cowboys +4 33.3 27.1 33.8
116. Old Dominion Monarchs -2 32.8 27.3 33.4
117. Troy Trojans +3 32.8 25.7 31.9
118. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks -3 32.7 24.7 30.8
119. UNLV Rebels +4 32.6 25.7 32.3
120. Kent State Golden Flashes -4 31.9 26.5 33.0
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
121. Miami (OH) RedHawks +3 30.9 25.1 32.2
122. UTSA Roadrunners -10 29.6 22.7 29.7
123. Eastern Michigan Eagles +2 29.5 24.9 32.2
124. Georgia State Panthers -2 28.5 25.9 33.5
125. North Texas Mean Green -4 28.0 22.5 30.2
126. Charlotte 49ers 26.2 25.1 34.3
127. Army West Point Black Knights +1 25.1 23.1 32.4
128. Idaho Vandals -1 25.1 24.2 33.4

In addition, view our Week 4 predictions or visit our college football archive for power rankings from past weeks. For more rankings, check out the FOX Sports weekly Top 25 power rankings.