WhatIfSports final college football power rankings: Michigan denied Playoff berth

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 Final Power Rankings
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
1. Alabama Crimson Tide - 75.2 30.3 21.5
2. Ohio State Buckeyes - 68.2 30.2 23.9
3. Clemson Tigers +1 67.5 31.2 25.2
4. Michigan Wolverines -1 66.9 30.1 24.4
5. Penn State Nittany Lions +11 65.2 30.6 25.4
6. Washington Huskies - 64.8 30.5 24.9
7. Oklahoma Sooners - 64.0 30.2 25.5
8. Oklahoma State Cowboys +2 62.2 31.4 27.6
9. Miami (FL) Hurricanes +4 61.7 31.0 27.4
10. West Virginia Mountaineers +2 61.7 28.9 24.9
11. Wisconsin Badgers -6 61.4 28.1 24.0
12. USC Trojans +12 61.3 31.0 26.9
13. Auburn Tigers +20 60.8 28.5 25.4
14. Florida Gators +1 60.5 27.1 23.2
15. Colorado Buffaloes -4 60.5 30.1 26.5
16. LSU Tigers +3 60.4 29.1 25.3
17. Nebraska Cornhuskers - 60.0 30.3 26.8
18. Florida State Seminoles -9 60.0 30.1 26.2
19. Louisville Cardinals -11 59.9 30.9 27.2
20. Virginia Tech Hokies +7 59.6 28.8 25.9
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
21. Texas A&M Aggies -3 59.4 30.8 27.5
22. Utah Utes +7 59.3 27.9 24.9
23. Maryland Terrapins - 59.3 29.7 26.8
24. Western Michigan Broncos +1 59.0 31.3 28.5
25. Washington State Cougars -11 58.9 33.1 29.7
26. Houston Cougars -4 58.7 29.1 26.2
27. Boise State Broncos +14 58.5 30.2 27.6
28. BYU Cougars -2 58.4 29.1 26.2
29. Iowa Hawkeyes -8 58.2 28.3 25.5
30. South Florida Bulls +1 57.9 29.9 27.7
31. Pittsburgh Panthers -3 57.6 28.9 26.3
32. Tennessee Volunteers -12 57.0 28.1 25.8
33. Northwestern Wildcats +3 56.9 26.8 24.5
34. Stanford Cardinal -4 56.9 29.6 26.7
35. Texas Tech Red Raiders +14 56.5 32.5 30.6
36. Baylor Bears +14 56.3 30.0 28.1
37. Kansas State Wildcats +8 56.0 28.0 26.2
38. Notre Dame Fighting Irish -4 55.8 29.2 27.2
39. North Carolina Tar Heels -2 55.5 29.8 27.9
40. TCU Horned Frogs -5 55.5 29.8 28.2
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
41. Temple Owls +12 55.5 28.6 27.1
42. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -10 55.4 28.2 26.0
43. Arkansas Razorbacks - 55.4 28.1 26.2
44. Mississippi State Bulldogs +10 55.2 30.0 28.1
45. North Carolina State Wolfpack +2 55.0 26.8 25.0
46. Ole Miss Rebels +2 54.9 29.6 28.2
47. California Golden Bears +4 54.5 32.2 30.5
48. Duke Blue Devils -9 54.3 28.6 27.2
49. Minnesota Golden Gophers -9 54.0 27.9 26.5
50. Toledo Rockets +9 53.4 30.1 28.9
51. Memphis Tigers +6 53.3 29.8 28.6
52. Missouri Tigers +4 53.2 26.6 25.6
53. UCLA Bruins -11 53.1 29.8 29.0
54. Tulsa Golden Hurricane +12 53.0 30.0 28.9
55. San Diego State Aztecs -11 52.6 29.4 28.2
56. Boston College Eagles +15 52.5 25.4 24.8
57. Appalachian State Mountaineers -11 52.4 29.7 28.8
58. Navy Midshipmen -20 52.1 29.1 27.8
59. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +16 52.0 31.9 31.5
60. Kentucky Wildcats +2 51.9 29.4 29.0
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
61. Georgia Bulldogs +2 51.7 27.1 26.8
62. Virginia Cavaliers -1 51.4 28.8 28.5
63. Vanderbilt Commodores +2 51.4 26.4 26.1
64. South Carolina Gamecocks -6 51.3 27.1 27.0
65. Indiana Hoosiers -10 51.2 29.7 29.0
66. Oregon State Beavers +1 50.7 27.4 27.3
67. Michigan State Spartans +5 50.5 26.8 27.0
68. Texas Longhorns - 50.3 27.7 27.4
69. Arizona State Sun Devils -5 50.3 30.2 29.7
70. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +4 49.7 30.2 30.7
71. Syracuse Orange +2 49.5 27.4 27.2
72. Troy Trojans -20 49.5 28.8 29.1
73. Oregon Ducks -13 49.4 28.6 28.8
74. Wake Forest Demon Deacons +8 49.1 26.6 26.9
75. UCF Knights -5 49.0 28.2 28.7
76. Arkansas State Red Wolves -7 48.8 27.8 28.0
77. Iowa State Cyclones +3 48.6 27.9 28.3
78. Cincinnati Bearcats +5 47.4 28.1 29.1
79. Wyoming Cowboys - 46.0 28.1 29.4
80. Southern Miss Golden Eagles -2 45.8 29.2 30.5
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
81. Air Force Falcons +4 45.7 26.8 28.2
82. New Mexico Lobos -6 45.7 27.4 28.6
83. Old Dominion Monarchs +3 45.6 28.8 30.6
84. Illinois Fighting Illini +5 45.4 28.0 29.5
85. Arizona Wildcats -4 45.4 28.6 30.0
86. Colorado State Rams -2 45.3 28.9 30.2
87. Georgia Southern Eagles +6 45.2 27.9 29.8
88. Northern Illinois Huskies -11 45.1 27.7 29.4
89. Central Michigan Chippewas -1 45.0 27.2 28.8
90. Miami (OH) RedHawks +7 44.7 26.8 29.0
91. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns +12 43.4 27.7 30.3
92. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -1 43.2 27.9 30.2
93. Purdue Boilermakers -6 42.6 27.7 29.9
94. Eastern Michigan Eagles +1 42.6 29.8 32.0
95. SMU Mustangs -5 42.5 26.9 29.4
96. East Carolina Pirates -2 42.3 27.2 29.5
97. Nevada Wolf Pack -1 41.4 27.1 30.1
98. Tulane Green Wave - 40.8 26.6 29.6
99. South Alabama Jaguars +8 40.5 27.7 30.8
100. Kansas Jayhawks +16 40.5 24.9 28.5
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
101. Rutgers Scarlet Knights +9 40.4 26.7 30.0
102. Utah State Aggies -10 40.1 28.2 31.3
103. Ball State Cardinals +14 39.9 28.9 32.4
104. North Texas Mean Green +9 39.9 27.3 30.8
105. Connecticut Huskies +1 39.7 25.3 28.7
106. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -6 39.7 27.3 30.8
107. Ohio Bobcats -2 39.3 27.6 31.2
108. FIU Golden Panthers +4 39.0 27.5 31.3
109. Florida Atlantic Owls -10 38.9 25.9 29.8
110. UTEP Miners +12 38.6 27.7 31.9
111. Akron Zips - 38.5 25.9 30.5
112. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks -3 38.5 26.5 30.2
113. New Mexico State Aggies -5 38.2 29.0 32.8
114. Idaho Vandals -12 38.0 26.9 31.0
115. UTSA Roadrunners -14 37.9 26.2 29.9
116. Bowling Green Falcons +4 37.8 27.8 32.0
117. San Jose State Spartans -2 37.6 26.6 30.7
118. Georgia State Panthers -14 36.8 27.8 32.0
119. Rice Owls +7 36.6 27.0 31.5
120. Marshall Thundering Herd -2 36.4 26.9 31.3
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
121. Army West Point Black Knights - 36.3 25.1 29.8
122. Charlotte 49ers -8 36.1 25.7 30.2
123. Kent State Golden Flashes - 34.8 25.2 30.1
124. Buffalo Bulls -5 34.8 26.0 31.2
125. Fresno State Bulldogs -1 34.4 26.3 31.7
126. Texas State Bobcats -1 34.4 29.0 34.2
127. UNLV Rebels - 33.8 25.9 31.4
128. Massachusetts Minutemen - 32.3 25.9 32.5

In addition, view our Week 15 predictions or visit our college football archive for power rankings from past weeks. 


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