WhatIfSports college football Week 6 power rankings: Gators are back

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 6 Power Rankings
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
1. Ohio State Buckeyes - 75.9 34.0 24.6
2. TCU Horned Frogs +2 74.4 34.1 25.7
3. Baylor Bears -1 72.6 34.2 26.2
4. Michigan State Spartans -1 71.3 31.3 23.3
5. Alabama Crimson Tide +2 70.9 30.0 22.0
6. Texas A&M Aggies +5 69.3 33.5 26.0
7. Florida State Seminoles -2 69.0 32.6 25.1
8. Ole Miss Rebels -2 68.7 30.6 24.3
9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish +1 68.4 31.7 24.9
10. Clemson Tigers +2 67.8 30.4 24.3
11. Florida Gators +4 67.7 29.2 22.7
12. UCLA Bruins +7 67.6 31.3 25.5
13. Georgia Bulldogs -5 67.4 31.1 24.4
14. LSU Tigers -5 65.9 30.9 24.5
15. Utah Utes +1 65.8 30.5 25.0
16. Stanford Cardinal +4 65.6 31.1 25.9
17. Oklahoma Sooners -4 65.3 30.6 25.2
18. USC Trojans -4 65.1 32.2 26.9
19. Oklahoma State Cowboys +2 64.3 30.2 25.8
20. Mississippi State Bulldogs -3 64.2 30.3 25.2
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
21. Michigan Wolverines +4 64.1 28.6 23.9
22. Missouri Tigers +13 62.3 28.5 24.5
23. Kansas State Wildcats -5 61.5 31.9 28.0
24. Louisville Cardinals +15 60.7 29.0 25.4
25. Kentucky Wildcats -1 60.5 30.0 25.8
26. West Virginia Mountaineers +6 60.5 31.2 27.6
27. North Carolina Tar Heels +10 60.2 31.4 28.4
28. Duke Blue Devils +3 60.2 29.4 25.9
29. Miami (FL) Hurricanes +1 60.2 30.9 27.4
30. Iowa Hawkeyes +23 60.0 29.2 25.9
31. Arizona State Sun Devils -4 60.0 30.3 26.6
32. Auburn Tigers -9 60.0 29.8 26.0
33. Northwestern Wildcats +11 59.7 27.4 23.5
34. California Golden Bears -5 59.4 32.1 28.7
35. Arkansas Razorbacks +5 59.3 29.4 26.6
36. Oregon Ducks -3 59.2 31.2 28.0
37. Temple Owls -1 58.5 29.2 26.1
38. Minnesota Golden Gophers +5 58.1 28.7 26.1
39. Wisconsin Badgers -11 57.6 28.2 25.3
40. Tennessee Volunteers -18 57.4 29.9 26.7
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
41. Texas Tech Red Raiders +6 57.3 32.6 29.8
42. Arizona Wildcats +3 57.2 30.8 27.8
43. Pittsburgh Panthers +12 56.9 30.0 27.8
44. BYU Cougars -6 56.7 29.6 27.1
45. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -3 56.6 29.4 26.6
46. Cincinnati Bearcats +10 56.5 33.0 30.9
47. Boise State Broncos +2 56.5 29.4 27.2
48. Washington Huskies -7 56.4 29.0 26.6
49. Nebraska Cornhuskers -23 55.5 28.7 26.6
50. North Carolina State Wolfpack -4 55.5 28.9 27.3
51. Boston College Eagles -1 55.4 27.1 25.7
52. Virginia Tech Hokies -4 55.2 27.2 25.4
53. South Carolina Gamecocks -19 54.7 29.6 27.7
54. Houston Cougars -3 54.2 29.3 28.0
55. Memphis Tigers -1 53.9 28.8 27.6
56. Penn State Nittany Lions +2 52.8 26.3 24.9
57. Illinois Fighting Illini +7 51.7 28.8 28.2
58. Indiana Hoosiers +3 51.4 28.9 28.5
59. Utah State Aggies - 51.1 29.2 28.7
60. Navy Midshipmen -8 50.8 30.0 29.6
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
61. East Carolina Pirates +1 50.3 29.8 29.8
62. Texas Longhorns -5 49.9 27.8 27.7
63. Toledo Rockets -3 49.4 29.3 29.8
64. Arkansas State Red Wolves +7 49.4 29.1 29.8
65. Colorado State Rams +8 48.8 30.1 30.8
66. Bowling Green Falcons -3 48.8 31.0 31.5
67. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -1 48.6 28.7 29.5
68. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +2 48.6 32.4 32.5
69. Colorado Buffaloes +3 48.1 30.0 30.7
70. Oregon State Beavers -1 47.3 28.8 29.2
71. Georgia Southern Eagles -4 47.3 29.0 29.7
72. Washington State Cougars +4 47.0 30.4 31.4
73. Marshall Thundering Herd -5 46.3 28.7 29.8
74. Virginia Cavaliers +6 46.1 25.1 26.5
75. Iowa State Cyclones - 45.6 28.3 29.5
76. Maryland Terrapins -11 45.3 27.0 28.5
77. Air Force Falcons +4 44.8 27.8 29.8
78. Vanderbilt Commodores +6 44.6 26.7 28.5
79. Appalachian State Mountaineers +4 44.6 28.2 30.2
80. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +6 44.5 27.8 30.1
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
81. San Diego State Aztecs +1 44.4 26.7 29.1
82. Purdue Boilermakers -4 44.2 26.5 28.3
83. Western Michigan Broncos +6 43.9 28.1 30.2
84. Rice Owls -5 43.9 27.4 29.7
85. Rutgers Scarlet Knights - 43.7 26.8 28.9
86. Ohio Bobcats +7 43.4 26.9 28.6
87. Northern Illinois Huskies -13 43.1 26.8 29.2
88. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -1 42.9 27.5 29.8
89. Wake Forest Demon Deacons +2 42.5 25.1 27.5
90. Akron Zips -13 42.3 28.4 31.6
91. Syracuse Orange -3 42.2 24.6 27.4
92. Ball State Cardinals - 41.8 28.4 31.6
93. Southern Miss Golden Eagles +7 41.6 28.9 31.9
94. South Florida Bulls +2 41.6 25.7 28.6
95. Texas State Bobcats +4 40.9 28.4 31.8
96. Central Michigan Chippewas +5 40.3 26.2 29.8
97. FIU Golden Panthers -3 40.1 25.0 28.5
98. San Jose State Spartans -1 39.9 27.7 31.3
99. UCF Knights +3 39.8 23.9 27.3
100. Buffalo Bulls +4 39.7 29.1 32.8
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
101. Fresno State Bulldogs +2 39.6 28.1 31.6
102. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns +3 39.3 27.4 31.0
103. Tulane Green Wave -5 38.9 25.2 29.2
104. Nevada Wolf Pack -14 38.4 25.9 29.8
105. Connecticut Huskies +1 37.9 25.1 29.3
106. Troy Trojans +12 37.7 25.8 29.6
107. Massachusetts Minutemen - 37.5 27.7 32.9
108. UTEP Miners -13 36.7 24.9 29.8
109. New Mexico State Aggies +1 36.7 28.0 32.2
110. South Alabama Jaguars +3 36.6 25.7 30.2
111. New Mexico Lobos +1 36.1 27.1 32.4
112. UNLV Rebels +10 36.0 26.5 31.5
113. SMU Mustangs +1 35.7 25.3 30.3
114. Tulsa Golden Hurricane -6 35.5 26.9 32.0
115. Old Dominion Monarchs +1 35.3 28.0 33.3
116. Kansas Jayhawks -7 34.7 24.9 29.8
117. UTSA Roadrunners +4 34.2 23.0 28.7
118. Florida Atlantic Owls -7 33.4 26.5 32.5
119. Wyoming Cowboys +1 32.1 26.7 33.6
120. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks -5 31.7 24.6 31.0
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
121. Kent State Golden Flashes -4 31.6 26.4 33.0
122. Miami (OH) RedHawks -3 30.6 24.9 31.7
123. Georgia State Panthers - 29.9 25.9 33.5
124. Army West Point Black Knights +1 28.3 23.8 32.4
125. North Texas Mean Green -1 27.7 22.3 30.4
126. Eastern Michigan Eagles - 26.7 24.9 33.7
127. Charlotte 49ers - 26.2 25.0 34.0
128. Idaho Vandals - 24.5 23.7 33.1

In addition, view our Week 6 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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