WhatIfSports college football Week 12 power rankings: Sooners knock off Baylor

December 24, 2016

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 12 Power Rankings
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
1. Ohio State Buckeyes - 77.4 34.3 24.1
2. Clemson Tigers - 75.3 33.3 24.0
3. Alabama Crimson Tide - 73.1 30.3 22.2
4. Michigan State Spartans +1 71.2 31.6 23.6
5. Oklahoma Sooners +9 71.0 31.4 23.8
6. Florida Gators - 69.6 30.1 22.9
7. TCU Horned Frogs - 69.5 33.4 26.6
8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - 69.3 31.8 24.9
9. Utah Utes - 67.4 30.9 24.9
10. Oklahoma State Cowboys - 66.8 30.5 24.5
11. Michigan Wolverines - 66.7 29.2 23.3
12. Mississippi State Bulldogs +7 65.0 30.8 25.1
13. USC Trojans +2 64.3 32.3 27.5
14. LSU Tigers -2 64.2 30.5 25.2
15. Baylor Bears -11 64.2 31.8 26.7
16. Ole Miss Rebels -3 64.0 30.3 25.7
17. Texas A&M Aggies +4 63.9 32.1 27.3
18. North Carolina Tar Heels -2 63.6 32.7 27.8
19. Stanford Cardinal -2 63.4 31.3 26.5
20. Penn State Nittany Lions +5 63.3 28.7 24.3
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
21. Arkansas Razorbacks +9 63.2 30.8 26.4
22. Florida State Seminoles - 63.2 30.9 26.3
23. Oregon Ducks +11 62.7 32.0 27.3
24. Iowa Hawkeyes -6 62.7 29.6 25.4
25. Tennessee Volunteers +2 61.7 31.0 26.8
26. Houston Cougars -2 61.3 31.2 27.3
27. Georgia Bulldogs -4 61.0 27.8 24.5
28. Louisville Cardinals +12 60.9 29.0 25.4
29. Northwestern Wildcats +2 60.7 27.8 24.1
30. Washington State Cougars -2 60.7 34.5 30.9
31. Memphis Tigers +4 60.4 29.6 26.3
32. Texas Tech Red Raiders +7 60.1 33.2 29.7
33. Washington Huskies -1 60.1 29.3 26.1
34. UCLA Bruins -14 59.7 31.3 27.1
35. Duke Blue Devils +10 59.3 29.7 26.5
36. BYU Cougars +2 59.2 29.7 26.6
37. Wisconsin Badgers - 59.0 28.4 25.0
38. Miami (FL) Hurricanes +9 57.6 30.2 27.6
39. Auburn Tigers +5 57.4 29.2 26.4
40. Pittsburgh Panthers -14 56.9 30.6 28.1
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
41. Nebraska Cornhuskers +8 56.9 29.1 26.7
42. Arizona Wildcats +14 56.8 31.4 28.9
43. Temple Owls -14 56.7 29.1 26.7
44. Minnesota Golden Gophers +4 56.7 28.7 26.8
45. Missouri Tigers -9 56.4 27.4 24.5
46. Virginia Tech Hokies +5 56.1 27.5 25.6
47. West Virginia Mountaineers -14 55.7 30.2 28.0
48. South Carolina Gamecocks -2 55.5 29.7 27.4
49. North Carolina State Wolfpack -8 55.3 29.1 27.3
50. Boise State Broncos +2 55.2 29.2 27.6
51. Cincinnati Bearcats -9 54.6 32.8 30.9
52. Kansas State Wildcats -9 54.6 30.4 28.8
53. Bowling Green Falcons +4 54.6 32.5 31.1
54. California Golden Bears - 53.9 30.6 29.5
55. Arizona State Sun Devils -5 53.7 30.4 28.6
56. Navy Midshipmen -1 53.2 30.5 28.8
57. Illinois Fighting Illini +2 51.4 28.7 28.2
58. Kentucky Wildcats -5 50.6 29.2 28.3
59. Texas Longhorns +7 50.6 27.4 27.1
60. Iowa State Cyclones +2 50.2 28.4 28.5
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
61. Colorado Buffaloes -1 49.8 30.2 30.2
62. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +3 49.8 32.7 32.9
63. Arkansas State Red Wolves - 49.7 29.6 29.7
64. Georgia Southern Eagles +6 49.5 29.0 29.4
65. Air Force Falcons +22 49.5 29.4 29.6
66. Indiana Hoosiers -8 49.0 28.9 28.9
67. San Diego State Aztecs +8 48.7 27.4 28.3
68. Toledo Rockets -4 48.5 28.0 28.6
69. South Florida Bulls +9 48.2 28.3 28.5
70. Purdue Boilermakers +9 48.1 27.1 28.2
71. Western Michigan Broncos +2 47.8 29.1 30.6
72. Marshall Thundering Herd +2 47.6 28.7 29.3
73. Vanderbilt Commodores -5 47.5 27.2 28.4
74. Maryland Terrapins +3 47.4 27.1 28.7
75. Northern Illinois Huskies -4 46.8 27.4 28.5
76. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -15 46.6 28.1 28.9
77. Rutgers Scarlet Knights -5 46.5 27.9 29.1
78. Southern Miss Golden Eagles +7 46.1 31.0 31.8
79. Virginia Cavaliers -3 45.9 25.2 26.7
80. East Carolina Pirates -11 45.5 29.5 30.9
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
81. Oregon State Beavers -1 45.1 27.6 29.3
82. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +2 44.0 26.1 27.9
83. Appalachian State Mountaineers -1 43.9 28.4 30.2
84. Connecticut Huskies -3 43.6 26.8 29.0
85. Nevada Wolf Pack +3 43.3 28.0 30.2
86. Utah State Aggies -19 42.8 26.5 29.0
87. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -4 42.6 27.6 30.0
88. Central Michigan Chippewas +1 42.5 26.6 29.4
89. Ohio Bobcats +3 42.3 26.2 28.5
90. South Alabama Jaguars +16 42.1 26.9 29.6
91. Wake Forest Demon Deacons +4 42.0 24.5 27.4
92. Colorado State Rams -2 41.6 28.2 30.9
93. Old Dominion Monarchs -7 41.6 28.5 31.3
94. Boston College Eagles -1 41.6 23.3 26.4
95. New Mexico Lobos +5 41.1 28.0 30.9
96. San Jose State Spartans +1 40.3 28.1 31.4
97. Buffalo Bulls +2 40.1 29.0 32.8
98. Syracuse Orange -7 40.0 23.9 27.2
99. UTEP Miners +5 39.7 25.9 29.6
100. Ball State Cardinals +1 39.7 27.9 31.7
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
101. Akron Zips -3 39.5 27.7 32.0
102. Tulane Green Wave -8 39.2 25.4 29.3
103. Georgia State Panthers +12 38.9 29.0 33.1
104. New Mexico State Aggies +4 37.4 27.7 32.5
105. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns -9 37.4 26.2 30.8
106. Kansas Jayhawks -1 37.2 24.7 29.3
107. FIU Golden Panthers - 37.0 24.1 28.5
108. Rice Owls +1 36.7 25.9 30.6
109. Fresno State Bulldogs -6 36.5 27.5 32.4
110. SMU Mustangs +2 36.1 25.6 31.0
111. UNLV Rebels +2 36.0 26.9 31.7
112. Florida Atlantic Owls -1 35.4 27.3 31.9
113. Texas State Bobcats -3 35.4 27.0 32.5
114. Troy Trojans -12 35.2 25.7 30.6
115. Tulsa Golden Hurricane -1 35.1 27.4 32.0
116. Wyoming Cowboys +3 34.3 27.6 33.5
117. Massachusetts Minutemen - 33.8 27.3 33.2
118. Kent State Golden Flashes - 33.6 26.6 32.5
119. UCF Knights +1 33.5 23.2 28.9
120. Idaho Vandals +2 32.9 26.1 32.4
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
121. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors - 32.2 25.4 31.9
122. Miami (OH) RedHawks -6 31.8 25.4 31.8
123. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks - 31.3 24.5 31.3
124. UTSA Roadrunners +2 29.0 23.0 30.6
125. North Texas Mean Green -1 28.2 23.1 31.1
126. Army West Point Black Knights -1 27.8 24.0 32.1
127. Charlotte 49ers +1 25.4 25.2 34.3
128. Eastern Michigan Eagles -1 25.2 24.9 34.0

In addition, view our Week 12 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.


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