WhatIfSports college football Week 14 power rankings: top four may be playoff-bound

Clemson, Alabama and Michigan State are all poised to join Oklahoma in the College Foobtall Playoff.

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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.

In addition, view our Week 14 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.

College Football Week 14 Power Rankings
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
1. Clemson Tigers 75.1 33.1 23.8
2. Alabama Crimson Tide 72.6 30.4 21.9
3. Michigan State Spartans 72.1 31.8 24.1
4. Oklahoma Sooners 70.2 31.0 23.9
5. TCU Horned Frogs +2 69.7 33.6 26.8
6. Ohio State Buckeyes 69.4 31.0 23.9
7. Notre Dame Fighting Irish -2 69.2 32.2 25.2
8. Baylor Bears +7 67.9 32.3 26.2
9. Stanford Cardinal 67.8 32.0 26.0
10. Florida Gators -2 66.1 27.9 22.7
11. Iowa Hawkeyes +2 65.7 30.4 24.9
12. Michigan Wolverines -1 65.3 28.8 23.4
13. Oklahoma State Cowboys +1 65.3 30.4 25.2
14. Ole Miss Rebels +4 64.9 32.0 26.1
15. North Carolina Tar Heels -5 64.7 33.3 27.7
16. LSU Tigers +3 64.2 30.3 25.1
17. Mississippi State Bulldogs -1 63.2 30.3 25.3
18. Texas A&M Aggies +2 62.3 32.0 27.4
19. Oregon Ducks +4 61.8 31.9 28.0
20. Tennessee Volunteers -3 61.1 30.6 26.6
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
21. Florida State Seminoles 61.0 30.9 26.5
22. UCLA Bruins -10 60.8 31.0 27.0
23. Arkansas Razorbacks +4 60.8 30.2 26.6
24. Utah Utes +1 60.5 29.4 25.8
25. Northwestern Wildcats -3 60.4 28.0 24.2
26. Georgia Bulldogs +4 60.3 28.2 24.1
27. Miami (FL) Hurricanes +21 59.8 30.7 27.9
28. Temple Owls +11 59.6 29.0 25.9
29. Auburn Tigers +13 59.5 29.6 26.4
30. Washington Huskies +1 59.4 29.3 26.0
31. Wisconsin Badgers -2 59.0 28.7 25.1
32. BYU Cougars -4 59.0 30.1 26.6
33. Penn State Nittany Lions -9 59.0 28.2 24.8
34. USC Trojans +6 58.5 31.3 27.9
35. Missouri Tigers -1 58.2 27.4 24.6
36. West Virginia Mountaineers +2 57.7 30.1 27.8
37. Houston Cougars -4 57.7 30.2 27.8
38. Minnesota Golden Gophers +9 57.6 28.9 26.0
39. Washington State Cougars -13 57.2 32.9 30.8
40. Nebraska Cornhuskers -5 57.1 29.4 26.5
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
41. Memphis Tigers +3 57.0 28.7 26.7
42. North Carolina State Wolfpack +8 56.8 29.1 27.0
43. Texas Tech Red Raiders -7 56.7 32.5 30.0
44. Virginia Tech Hokies -3 56.3 27.7 25.8
45. Louisville Cardinals -2 55.6 28.4 26.3
46. California Golden Bears +9 55.4 31.5 29.6
47. Kansas State Wildcats +4 55.2 30.7 28.6
48. Arizona Wildcats +1 54.9 31.2 29.3
49. Pittsburgh Panthers -12 54.6 29.6 27.9
50. South Carolina Gamecocks +4 54.5 29.7 28.4
51. Navy Midshipmen -6 54.4 30.5 28.5
52. Duke Blue Devils -6 53.9 28.8 26.9
53. Southern Miss Golden Eagles +23 53.2 32.2 30.7
54. Virginia Cavaliers +6 53.1 27.2 26.1
55. Arizona State Sun Devils -23 53.1 30.3 29.3
56. South Florida Bulls -4 52.2 29.0 28.3
57. Kentucky Wildcats +2 51.8 29.2 28.2
58. Boise State Broncos -5 51.7 29.3 28.4
59. Texas Longhorns +6 51.2 27.2 26.8
60. Illinois Fighting Illini -4 50.9 28.8 28.3
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
61. Toledo Rockets -4 50.7 28.6 28.2
62. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 50.6 32.9 32.7
63. Indiana Hoosiers -5 50.5 29.2 28.8
64. Cincinnati Bearcats +3 50.0 31.1 31.3
65. Colorado Buffaloes +10 49.8 30.3 30.5
66. Bowling Green Falcons -3 49.4 31.6 32.0
67. Iowa State Cyclones +1 49.2 28.7 29.0
68. Vanderbilt Commodores +4 48.2 27.2 28.1
69. Arkansas State Red Wolves -5 48.1 29.9 30.1
70. Northern Illinois Huskies -1 48.0 27.5 28.0
71. Marshall Thundering Herd +2 47.8 29.2 29.6
72. Georgia Southern Eagles -6 47.4 29.1 29.1
73. San Diego State Aztecs +4 47.2 27.7 28.7
74. Maryland Terrapins +7 46.9 27.9 29.1
75. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +5 46.3 26.6 27.6
76. Utah State Aggies +2 46.1 27.0 28.7
77. East Carolina Pirates -3 45.8 29.4 30.6
78. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -8 45.7 28.2 29.7
79. Ohio Bobcats +7 45.7 27.0 28.6
80. Purdue Boilermakers -1 45.4 26.7 28.1
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
81. Rutgers Scarlet Knights -10 45.4 27.9 29.7
82. Connecticut Huskies +6 45.1 26.9 28.4
83. Wake Forest Demon Deacons +11 45.0 25.3 27.2
84. Appalachian State Mountaineers +1 45.0 28.4 30.2
85. Old Dominion Monarchs +8 44.7 29.4 31.0
86. Air Force Falcons -25 44.5 28.7 30.2
87. Oregon State Beavers -3 44.5 27.7 29.7
88. Western Michigan Broncos +1 44.3 28.6 30.9
89. New Mexico Lobos +8 44.2 28.7 31.0
90. Syracuse Orange +2 43.9 24.5 26.7
91. Central Michigan Chippewas -1 43.1 26.7 29.3
92. Nevada Wolf Pack -5 43.1 28.0 30.1
93. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -2 42.6 27.9 30.5
94. UTEP Miners +5 42.1 26.4 29.6
95. Akron Zips +7 41.8 28.4 31.7
96. Colorado State Rams -14 41.5 28.1 31.2
97. San Jose State Spartans -1 41.2 27.7 31.0
98. Georgia State Panthers +5 40.8 29.1 32.3
99. Ball State Cardinals +6 39.7 27.6 31.8
100. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns 39.5 26.7 30.4
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
101. New Mexico State Aggies -3 39.3 28.6 32.3
102. SMU Mustangs -7 39.3 26.0 30.1
103. Troy Trojans +6 38.6 26.2 30.2
104. Kansas Jayhawks 38.3 25.1 29.1
105. Boston College Eagles -22 38.1 22.1 26.6
106. South Alabama Jaguars +1 38.1 25.2 29.9
107. FIU Golden Panthers +8 37.5 23.9 28.3
108. UNLV Rebels +3 37.4 26.9 31.8
109. Fresno State Bulldogs +4 37.1 28.1 32.4
110. Tulsa Golden Hurricane 37.0 27.4 32.1
111. Tulane Green Wave -3 36.5 24.9 29.8
112. Florida Atlantic Owls -6 36.2 27.6 32.0
113. Buffalo Bulls -12 35.9 29.1 34.3
114. Massachusetts Minutemen +9 35.5 27.7 33.1
115. Wyoming Cowboys +1 35.4 28.8 33.8
116. Miami (OH) RedHawks +4 35.3 25.5 31.4
117. UCF Knights +1 34.6 23.1 28.5
118. Texas State Bobcats -6 34.4 27.1 32.6
119. UTSA Roadrunners +3 34.4 24.4 29.9
120. Kent State Golden Flashes -1 34.1 26.6 32.6
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
121. Rice Owls -7 33.9 25.7 31.6
122. Idaho Vandals -1 32.8 26.3 32.2
123. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -6 31.7 25.5 31.9
124. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 31.6 24.4 31.2
125. Army West Point Black Knights +1 29.9 24.6 32.0
126. North Texas Mean Green -1 29.2 23.1 31.0
127. Charlotte 49ers 27.3 25.2 33.5
128. Eastern Michigan Eagles 25.6 24.9 33.9