WhatIfSports college football Week 8 power rankings: Memphis stays perfect

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 8 Power Rankings
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
1. Ohio State Buckeyes - 77.9 34.4 23.9
2. Baylor Bears +2 74.6 34.7 25.6
3. Michigan State Spartans - 73.7 32.1 23.5
4. Alabama Crimson Tide -2 72.1 30.4 22.2
5. TCU Horned Frogs - 71.7 34.0 25.8
6. Florida State Seminoles - 70.8 32.8 25.1
7. Texas A&M Aggies +4 70.2 33.6 26.6
8. LSU Tigers +4 69.8 31.3 24.3
9. Florida Gators +1 68.6 29.4 22.8
10. Utah Utes -2 68.2 31.1 24.7
11. Notre Dame Fighting Irish -2 67.5 31.4 25.3
12. Clemson Tigers -5 67.0 30.5 24.1
13. Mississippi State Bulldogs +5 66.0 30.4 25.0
14. UCLA Bruins - 65.0 31.2 26.4
15. Michigan Wolverines +2 64.7 29.0 23.7
16. Ole Miss Rebels -3 64.6 30.6 25.5
17. Stanford Cardinal -1 64.0 30.8 25.7
18. USC Trojans -3 63.6 31.9 27.2
19. Auburn Tigers +5 63.2 30.5 25.9
20. Georgia Bulldogs +14 61.9 28.8 24.6
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
21. Oklahoma State Cowboys -1 61.7 30.2 25.9
22. Tennessee Volunteers - 61.7 30.5 26.5
23. Missouri Tigers +15 61.4 28.6 24.5
24. Arizona State Sun Devils +7 61.4 30.5 26.4
25. Kentucky Wildcats -6 61.4 30.1 25.9
26. Oklahoma Sooners +4 60.8 29.4 25.1
27. Arkansas Razorbacks +6 60.7 29.8 26.2
28. Duke Blue Devils +8 60.5 29.6 25.9
29. Oregon Ducks -2 60.1 31.5 28.2
30. BYU Cougars +17 59.9 29.9 26.5
31. Wisconsin Badgers +12 59.8 28.4 25.0
32. Memphis Tigers +24 59.7 29.3 25.9
33. Miami (FL) Hurricanes -5 59.4 30.7 27.5
34. Washington Huskies +3 59.4 29.0 25.7
35. Iowa Hawkeyes +5 59.2 29.4 25.6
36. Temple Owls -1 59.0 29.3 26.2
37. North Carolina Tar Heels -11 59.0 31.7 28.3
38. Northwestern Wildcats -9 58.9 27.7 24.3
39. Texas Tech Red Raiders +2 58.8 33.0 29.7
40. California Golden Bears -8 58.7 31.6 28.9
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
41. Louisville Cardinals -16 58.7 28.4 25.3
42. Boise State Broncos +6 57.8 29.4 26.8
43. Arizona Wildcats -4 57.7 31.1 28.3
44. West Virginia Mountaineers -21 57.6 30.8 27.7
45. Kansas State Wildcats -24 57.6 30.7 28.2
46. Nebraska Cornhuskers +6 57.5 29.0 26.5
47. Cincinnati Bearcats +2 57.2 33.0 30.5
48. South Carolina Gamecocks -4 57.1 29.8 27.6
49. Virginia Tech Hokies +4 56.2 27.5 25.3
50. Minnesota Golden Gophers -8 55.6 28.6 26.4
51. Pittsburgh Panthers -5 55.4 30.3 28.3
52. Penn State Nittany Lions -1 54.9 26.5 24.5
53. North Carolina State Wolfpack +6 54.2 29.0 28.0
54. Utah State Aggies +8 53.6 29.2 28.0
55. Toledo Rockets +5 53.2 29.5 28.5
56. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -11 53.1 29.2 27.9
57. Illinois Fighting Illini +1 52.7 28.7 28.1
58. Colorado Buffaloes +19 51.8 30.7 30.4
59. Houston Cougars -2 51.7 29.2 28.4
60. Texas Longhorns -6 51.7 28.0 27.1
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
61. Navy Midshipmen -11 51.2 30.5 29.6
62. Boston College Eagles +1 50.9 26.0 25.9
63. Indiana Hoosiers -8 50.9 29.2 28.8
64. East Carolina Pirates +4 50.7 29.8 29.8
65. Washington State Cougars -4 50.3 31.7 31.3
66. Colorado State Rams -1 49.9 30.4 30.5
67. Bowling Green Falcons +2 49.5 31.5 31.6
68. Oregon State Beavers -4 48.9 28.8 28.9
69. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -2 48.7 28.6 29.2
70. Rutgers Scarlet Knights +3 48.5 28.5 28.6
71. Marshall Thundering Herd +3 48.0 28.8 29.6
72. Virginia Cavaliers +7 47.7 25.0 26.3
73. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -7 47.6 32.4 33.1
74. Maryland Terrapins -2 47.0 27.0 28.4
75. Iowa State Cyclones +1 46.9 28.2 29.3
76. Arkansas State Red Wolves -6 46.0 29.3 30.3
77. Vanderbilt Commodores -2 45.5 26.8 28.4
78. Purdue Boilermakers - 45.5 26.8 28.5
79. Georgia Southern Eagles -8 45.3 28.5 29.8
80. Air Force Falcons +4 45.2 27.9 29.5
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
81. South Florida Bulls +6 45.0 26.7 28.7
82. Western Michigan Broncos +8 44.5 28.6 30.6
83. Ohio Bobcats -1 44.4 26.7 28.8
84. San Diego State Aztecs +8 44.2 27.2 29.3
85. Rice Owls +4 43.2 27.4 29.8
86. Northern Illinois Huskies -5 43.2 27.1 28.9
87. Appalachian State Mountaineers -1 42.8 27.8 30.1
88. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -8 42.5 27.2 30.2
89. Akron Zips +4 42.3 28.5 31.4
90. Syracuse Orange +9 42.2 24.5 27.2
91. Wake Forest Demon Deacons - 41.6 24.8 27.7
92. Fresno State Bulldogs +4 40.2 27.8 31.7
93. Tulane Green Wave +10 40.1 25.4 28.7
94. San Jose State Spartans +8 39.3 27.5 31.6
95. Buffalo Bulls +5 39.2 29.2 33.2
96. Southern Miss Golden Eagles -1 38.8 28.8 32.2
97. Central Michigan Chippewas - 38.6 26.1 30.2
98. Connecticut Huskies -10 38.5 26.4 29.9
99. New Mexico State Aggies +15 38.4 27.6 32.1
100. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns -6 37.6 26.8 30.5
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
101. Ball State Cardinals -18 37.4 27.9 32.0
102. Nevada Wolf Pack +6 37.3 25.8 30.6
103. Tulsa Golden Hurricane -2 36.9 27.1 31.2
104. Kansas Jayhawks +8 36.9 24.7 29.3
105. FIU Golden Panthers - 36.8 24.4 28.7
106. Troy Trojans -8 36.8 25.8 30.3
107. Texas State Bobcats +4 36.8 27.9 32.4
108. South Alabama Jaguars -2 36.7 25.9 30.3
109. New Mexico Lobos +1 36.1 27.5 32.5
110. UCF Knights -3 35.5 22.9 27.8
111. Old Dominion Monarchs +4 35.2 27.9 33.3
112. UTSA Roadrunners +4 35.0 23.2 28.8
113. UTEP Miners -4 34.9 25.2 30.3
114. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -29 34.8 25.5 31.5
115. Georgia State Panthers +9 34.4 28.0 33.6
116. SMU Mustangs +2 33.9 25.1 30.5
117. Massachusetts Minutemen -13 33.8 27.4 33.3
118. Wyoming Cowboys +3 33.7 27.6 33.5
119. Florida Atlantic Owls -2 33.6 26.5 32.2
120. Kent State Golden Flashes -1 33.2 26.5 32.8
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
121. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks -1 33.0 24.7 31.3
122. UNLV Rebels -9 32.6 25.2 31.9
123. Miami (OH) RedHawks -1 30.6 25.2 32.0
124. Idaho Vandals +2 27.4 24.1 33.0
125. Charlotte 49ers - 26.9 25.2 34.1
126. Army West Point Black Knights -3 26.6 23.9 32.7
127. Eastern Michigan Eagles - 26.5 24.7 33.4
128. North Texas Mean Green - 24.0 21.4 30.8

In addition, view our Week 8 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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