WhatIfSports college football Week 13 power rankings: OSU’s playoff hopes likely dashed

Ohio State drops from No. 1 to No. 6 after loss to Michigan State.

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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 13 Power Rankings
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
1. Clemson Tigers +1 76.4 33.3 23.6
2. Alabama Crimson Tide +1 73.0 30.6 22.1
3. Michigan State Spartans +1 72.3 31.6 23.6
4. Oklahoma Sooners +1 72.1 31.5 23.8
5. Notre Dame Fighting Irish +3 69.7 32.1 24.9
6. Ohio State Buckeyes -5 68.6 30.7 23.8
7. TCU Horned Frogs 68.3 33.4 26.9
8. Florida Gators -2 67.9 29.0 22.7
9. Stanford Cardinal +10 66.1 31.7 26.1
10. North Carolina Tar Heels +8 65.2 32.6 27.8
11. Michigan Wolverines 65.2 28.9 23.2
12. UCLA Bruins +22 65.1 31.3 26.5
13. Iowa Hawkeyes +11 64.9 30.2 25.1
14. Oklahoma State Cowboys -4 64.5 30.4 25.3
15. Baylor Bears 64.2 31.9 26.6
16. Mississippi State Bulldogs -4 63.7 30.3 25.6
17. Tennessee Volunteers +8 62.7 30.8 26.4
18. Ole Miss Rebels -2 62.7 30.7 26.3
19. LSU Tigers -5 62.6 30.4 25.5
20. Texas A&M Aggies -3 61.7 31.8 27.4
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
21. Florida State Seminoles +1 61.6 30.7 26.1
22. Northwestern Wildcats +7 61.4 27.9 23.8
23. Oregon Ducks 61.3 31.8 27.8
24. Penn State Nittany Lions -4 61.0 28.5 24.6
25. Utah Utes -16 61.0 29.4 25.7
26. Washington State Cougars +4 60.9 34.9 31.0
27. Arkansas Razorbacks -6 60.5 30.1 26.5
28. BYU Cougars +8 60.3 29.9 26.5
29. Wisconsin Badgers +8 59.9 28.7 24.8
30. Georgia Bulldogs -3 59.8 28.4 24.5
31. Washington Huskies +2 59.7 29.0 26.1
32. Arizona State Sun Devils +23 59.6 31.1 27.7
33. Houston Cougars -7 59.6 30.1 27.0
34. Missouri Tigers +11 59.0 27.7 24.5
35. Nebraska Cornhuskers +6 58.7 29.3 26.1
36. Texas Tech Red Raiders -4 58.5 33.1 30.1
37. Pittsburgh Panthers +3 58.3 30.7 27.9
38. West Virginia Mountaineers +9 58.1 30.0 27.1
39. Temple Owls +4 57.7 29.2 26.1
40. USC Trojans -27 57.6 30.6 27.9
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
41. Virginia Tech Hokies +5 57.0 27.2 25.5
42. Auburn Tigers -3 57.0 29.1 26.5
43. Louisville Cardinals -15 56.8 28.3 25.9
44. Memphis Tigers -13 56.7 28.5 26.2
45. Navy Midshipmen +11 56.3 31.0 28.7
46. Duke Blue Devils -11 56.1 28.7 26.7
47. Minnesota Golden Gophers -3 56.0 28.5 26.3
48. Miami (FL) Hurricanes -10 55.4 29.9 28.0
49. Arizona Wildcats -7 54.7 30.9 29.2
50. North Carolina State Wolfpack -1 54.7 29.0 27.3
51. Kansas State Wildcats +1 54.4 30.4 28.8
52. South Florida Bulls +17 52.3 28.9 28.5
53. Boise State Broncos -3 52.2 29.2 28.1
54. South Carolina Gamecocks -6 52.1 29.4 28.4
55. California Golden Bears -1 52.1 30.7 29.6
56. Illinois Fighting Illini +1 51.9 28.6 28.0
57. Toledo Rockets +11 51.7 28.4 28.2
58. Indiana Hoosiers +8 51.5 29.2 29.0
59. Kentucky Wildcats -1 51.5 28.9 28.1
60. Virginia Cavaliers +19 51.4 27.0 26.3
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
61. Air Force Falcons +4 51.2 29.5 29.1
62. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 50.4 32.5 32.9
63. Bowling Green Falcons -10 50.2 31.4 31.6
64. Arkansas State Red Wolves -1 49.7 29.8 30.4
65. Texas Longhorns -6 49.5 27.2 27.1
66. Georgia Southern Eagles -2 49.4 29.3 29.6
67. Cincinnati Bearcats -16 49.3 31.0 31.4
68. Iowa State Cyclones -8 48.8 28.6 28.8
69. Northern Illinois Huskies +6 48.8 27.3 28.0
70. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +6 48.6 28.2 28.7
71. Rutgers Scarlet Knights +6 47.8 28.2 28.9
72. Vanderbilt Commodores +1 47.5 27.3 27.7
73. Marshall Thundering Herd -1 47.4 28.7 29.6
74. East Carolina Pirates +6 47.3 29.6 30.5
75. Colorado Buffaloes -14 47.0 30.2 30.9
76. Southern Miss Golden Eagles +2 46.8 30.8 32.0
77. San Diego State Aztecs -10 46.5 27.8 28.9
78. Utah State Aggies +8 46.4 27.4 29.0
79. Purdue Boilermakers -9 46.1 27.4 28.8
80. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +2 46.0 26.1 27.3
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
81. Maryland Terrapins -7 45.4 27.3 29.0
82. Colorado State Rams +10 45.0 28.7 30.9
83. Boston College Eagles +11 44.8 24.3 26.1
84. Oregon State Beavers -3 44.7 27.6 29.5
85. Appalachian State Mountaineers -2 44.5 28.6 30.7
86. Ohio Bobcats +3 44.1 26.7 28.6
87. Nevada Wolf Pack -2 43.6 27.9 30.0
88. Connecticut Huskies -4 43.4 27.1 29.1
89. Western Michigan Broncos -18 43.4 28.7 30.9
90. Central Michigan Chippewas -2 43.2 26.5 28.8
91. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -4 42.6 27.3 30.2
92. Syracuse Orange +6 42.5 24.7 27.1
93. Old Dominion Monarchs 42.1 28.4 31.4
94. Wake Forest Demon Deacons -3 42.0 24.9 27.4
95. SMU Mustangs +15 41.0 26.8 30.4
96. San Jose State Spartans 41.0 27.6 30.9
97. New Mexico Lobos -2 40.5 28.0 31.0
98. New Mexico State Aggies +6 40.1 28.8 32.5
99. UTEP Miners 40.0 26.0 29.5
100. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns +5 40.0 26.7 30.0
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
101. Buffalo Bulls -4 39.8 29.2 32.5
102. Akron Zips -1 39.7 27.8 31.5
103. Georgia State Panthers 39.2 29.1 32.8
104. Kansas Jayhawks +2 38.8 25.1 28.8
105. Ball State Cardinals -5 38.6 28.1 31.7
106. Florida Atlantic Owls +6 37.7 28.0 32.1
107. South Alabama Jaguars -17 37.5 25.7 30.0
108. Tulane Green Wave -6 37.4 25.0 29.6
109. Troy Trojans +5 37.3 25.4 30.5
110. Tulsa Golden Hurricane +5 36.9 27.5 31.7
111. UNLV Rebels 36.8 26.8 31.3
112. Texas State Bobcats +1 36.5 27.3 32.3
113. Fresno State Bulldogs -4 35.7 27.3 32.2
114. Rice Owls -6 35.5 26.0 31.4
115. FIU Golden Panthers -8 35.1 23.5 29.1
116. Wyoming Cowboys 34.4 28.0 33.5
117. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors +4 34.2 25.7 31.6
118. UCF Knights +1 33.9 23.2 29.0
119. Kent State Golden Flashes -1 33.8 26.5 32.3
120. Miami (OH) RedHawks +2 33.0 25.1 31.4
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
121. Idaho Vandals -1 32.8 26.3 32.1
122. UTSA Roadrunners +2 32.8 24.5 30.5
123. Massachusetts Minutemen -6 32.5 26.8 33.2
124. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks -1 30.1 23.9 31.2
125. North Texas Mean Green 29.2 23.2 31.0
126. Army West Point Black Knights 27.7 23.9 32.3
127. Charlotte 49ers 25.8 25.6 34.2
128. Eastern Michigan Eagles 25.8 25.0 33.4

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