WhatIfSports college football Week 2 power rankings: Houston upsets OU

BY foxsports • 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 2 Power Rankings
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
1. Alabama Crimson Tide - 73.8 29.6 21.5
2. Clemson Tigers +2 70.7 31.8 24.7
3. Michigan Wolverines - 69.8 30.7 23.3
4. Stanford Cardinal +4 68.8 31.7 25.2
5. Houston Cougars +6 67.4 31.0 25.1
6. Georgia Bulldogs +4 67.1 29.6 23.8
7. Ohio State Buckeyes -1 67.0 30.1 24.0
8. Ole Miss Rebels +5 66.7 30.9 24.9
9. Florida State Seminoles - 66.7 31.4 25.4
10. Tennessee Volunteers -5 65.8 29.3 24.1
11. Oklahoma Sooners -9 65.2 30.4 25.1
12. Michigan State Spartans +3 65.1 29.1 24.0
13. UCLA Bruins +5 65.1 30.8 25.6
14. Iowa Hawkeyes +2 64.8 28.2 23.5
15. Baylor Bears +4 64.1 31.0 26.4
16. Washington Huskies -4 63.8 30.3 25.5
17. Oklahoma State Cowboys +3 63.8 31.3 26.8
18. TCU Horned Frogs -1 63.6 30.4 25.3
19. Notre Dame Fighting Irish -5 63.4 31.8 26.4
20. Wisconsin Badgers +8 63.3 28.0 23.2
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
21. LSU Tigers -14 62.8 29.4 24.8
22. North Carolina Tar Heels +3 62.4 30.7 26.6
23. Oregon Ducks - 61.7 32.0 27.7
24. Florida Gators +5 61.0 26.8 23.0
25. Louisville Cardinals -1 60.6 29.4 25.4
26. Utah Utes +13 60.5 27.5 24.1
27. Texas A&M Aggies - 60.4 29.3 26.0
28. Arkansas Razorbacks -6 60.2 28.7 25.1
29. Texas Longhorns +24 60.0 28.9 25.7
30. Boise State Broncos +2 59.7 30.4 27.6
31. Miami (FL) Hurricanes +4 59.7 29.8 26.5
32. San Diego State Aztecs -1 59.2 29.2 26.3
33. USC Trojans -12 59.1 30.3 27.2
34. Pittsburgh Panthers +9 58.5 27.8 24.8
35. Virginia Tech Hokies +3 58.4 28.2 25.1
36. West Virginia Mountaineers -3 58.3 28.1 25.1
37. Auburn Tigers -11 57.4 28.9 25.9
38. Penn State Nittany Lions -2 57.1 28.8 26.1
39. Appalachian State Mountaineers +9 56.7 29.2 27.3
40. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +12 56.6 32.0 30.2
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
41. South Florida Bulls +1 56.4 28.9 26.6
42. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +20 56.3 27.8 25.8
43. Northwestern Wildcats +8 56.1 25.7 23.4
44. Washington State Cougars -14 56.0 32.1 30.8
45. BYU Cougars -8 56.0 28.3 26.2
46. Navy Midshipmen -2 55.9 29.1 27.4
47. Kansas State Wildcats +12 55.7 27.4 25.4
48. Arizona State Sun Devils -1 55.7 29.2 27.3
49. California Golden Bears -4 55.7 30.9 29.0
50. Nebraska Cornhuskers -16 55.6 29.5 27.6
51. Mississippi State Bulldogs -11 55.5 29.5 27.3
52. Arizona Wildcats -3 55.5 30.6 28.5
53. Texas Tech Red Raiders -12 55.1 32.2 30.1
54. Duke Blue Devils +2 55.0 27.3 25.9
55. Cincinnati Bearcats +2 54.9 29.3 28.0
56. North Carolina State Wolfpack -1 54.9 27.2 25.6
57. Air Force Falcons -3 54.7 29.0 27.8
58. South Carolina Gamecocks - 53.5 28.3 27.2
59. Missouri Tigers +2 52.9 25.0 24.1
60. Toledo Rockets -14 52.2 30.1 29.0
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
61. Western Michigan Broncos +5 51.8 31.2 30.9
62. Colorado Buffaloes +14 51.2 28.1 27.8
63. Memphis Tigers +2 51.1 28.5 28.0
64. Minnesota Golden Gophers +6 50.5 27.4 27.1
65. Vanderbilt Commodores +9 50.3 25.3 25.4
66. Indiana Hoosiers -2 49.5 28.9 28.8
67. Temple Owls -17 48.6 27.0 27.5
68. Maryland Terrapins +1 48.3 27.0 27.4
69. Southern Miss Golden Eagles -1 48.2 29.7 30.5
70. Arkansas State Red Wolves +5 48.1 27.0 27.8
71. Marshall Thundering Herd +1 47.8 27.7 28.4
72. Tulsa Golden Hurricane +12 47.7 28.5 29.4
73. Northern Illinois Huskies -6 47.4 27.6 28.3
74. East Carolina Pirates +12 47.0 27.3 28.6
75. Georgia Southern Eagles +4 47.0 28.3 28.9
76. Kentucky Wildcats -16 46.8 28.0 28.9
77. Connecticut Huskies +4 46.0 25.8 27.1
78. Illinois Fighting Illini -5 45.9 27.1 28.3
79. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -8 45.8 29.2 30.2
80. Boston College Eagles +5 45.6 22.7 23.8
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
81. Utah State Aggies +2 45.0 28.3 29.9
82. Virginia Cavaliers -19 45.0 26.4 28.0
83. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +5 44.8 27.5 29.7
84. Iowa State Cyclones -6 44.4 26.2 28.6
85. Bowling Green Falcons -8 44.3 28.3 30.2
86. Rutgers Scarlet Knights +5 44.1 27.4 29.6
87. South Alabama Jaguars +28 43.8 27.3 29.8
88. Wake Forest Demon Deacons -6 43.4 25.1 27.0
89. Central Michigan Chippewas +5 43.4 26.7 28.9
90. New Mexico Lobos +8 43.0 26.4 29.2
91. Ball State Cardinals +12 42.1 28.5 31.2
92. Ohio Bobcats -12 42.0 27.6 30.6
93. Syracuse Orange -6 41.9 25.5 27.8
94. Nevada Wolf Pack -1 41.7 27.5 30.1
95. Georgia State Panthers +2 41.3 27.5 30.9
96. Akron Zips +3 40.7 25.0 28.1
97. Oregon State Beavers -7 40.5 26.0 29.1
98. Florida Atlantic Owls +4 39.5 24.1 27.7
99. San Jose State Spartans -10 39.2 27.3 30.7
100. Army West Point Black Knights +18 39.1 26.0 29.4
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
101. Troy Trojans -5 39.0 26.3 29.8
102. Purdue Boilermakers -2 39.0 26.4 30.2
103. FIU Golden Panthers -8 39.0 26.6 30.6
104. Texas State Bobcats +20 38.9 28.8 32.5
105. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns -1 38.0 27.5 31.3
106. Old Dominion Monarchs -5 37.6 26.9 31.1
107. Kent State Golden Flashes +3 37.2 23.8 28.0
108. UNLV Rebels +6 37.0 26.5 30.7
109. Colorado State Rams -17 36.9 26.2 30.5
110. Rice Owls -1 36.9 26.2 30.7
111. Fresno State Bulldogs -5 36.8 26.0 31.0
112. Kansas Jayhawks -4 36.5 24.3 28.9
113. Wyoming Cowboys -1 36.5 27.7 32.0
114. UTEP Miners +2 36.3 26.2 31.0
115. UTSA Roadrunners +4 35.4 24.1 29.3
116. Miami (OH) RedHawks -3 35.2 25.1 30.7
117. SMU Mustangs -6 34.9 25.5 30.6
118. Tulane Green Wave +2 34.6 24.4 29.7
119. Eastern Michigan Eagles -2 34.3 27.7 33.4
120. UCF Knights -13 33.6 24.9 30.4
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
121. Buffalo Bulls -16 32.8 24.7 30.9
122. Idaho Vandals -1 32.8 26.1 32.4
123. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors - 31.1 24.8 30.9
124. Massachusetts Minutemen +1 30.9 25.8 32.3
125. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +1 30.1 25.8 32.5
126. New Mexico State Aggies -4 27.3 25.3 33.1
127. North Texas Mean Green - 24.5 23.5 32.6
128. Charlotte 49ers - 22.9 20.8 30.6

In addition, view our Week 2 predictions or visit our college football archive for power rankings from past weeks. 


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