WhatIfSports college football Week 15 power rankings: Baylor falls out of Top 25

Baylor's loss to Texas was its third defeat in four games. 

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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.

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College Football Week 15 Power Rankings
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
1. Clemson Tigers 74.5 33.1 24.1
2. Alabama Crimson Tide 72.4 30.9 22.1
3. Michigan State Spartans 72.1 31.8 24.0
4. Oklahoma Sooners 71.1 31.2 24.1
5. Notre Dame Fighting Irish +2 69.7 31.8 25.1
6. Ohio State Buckeyes 69.1 31.1 24.0
7. Stanford Cardinal +2 67.4 32.0 26.0
8. TCU Horned Frogs -3 67.3 33.7 27.4
9. Ole Miss Rebels +5 66.6 31.9 26.1
10. Mississippi State Bulldogs +7 65.9 30.2 25.1
11. Iowa Hawkeyes 65.8 30.5 25.0
12. North Carolina Tar Heels +3 65.2 32.9 27.8
13. Michigan Wolverines -1 65.2 28.8 23.0
14. Florida Gators -4 65.2 28.1 22.7
15. Oklahoma State Cowboys -2 64.7 30.7 25.2
16. LSU Tigers 64.0 30.5 25.6
17. Tennessee Volunteers +3 63.5 31.1 26.7
18. USC Trojans +16 63.3 31.6 27.3
19. Florida State Seminoles +2 62.6 31.4 26.5
20. Texas A&M Aggies -2 62.4 31.8 27.3
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
21. Oregon Ducks -2 62.0 31.8 27.7
22. Washington Huskies +8 61.2 28.9 25.4
23. Arkansas Razorbacks 61.1 30.7 26.7
24. Northwestern Wildcats +1 61.0 28.0 23.9
25. Utah Utes -1 60.6 29.8 25.8
26. Houston Cougars +11 60.3 30.5 27.1
27. Baylor Bears -19 59.8 30.0 26.5
28. Georgia Bulldogs -2 59.8 28.1 24.8
29. Penn State Nittany Lions +4 59.6 28.5 25.2
30. Wisconsin Badgers +1 59.3 28.6 25.3
31. BYU Cougars +1 59.1 30.2 26.8
32. UCLA Bruins -10 58.9 30.5 27.5
33. Miami (FL) Hurricanes -6 58.6 30.6 27.5
34. West Virginia Mountaineers +2 58.5 30.1 27.6
35. Temple Owls -7 58.5 29.4 26.8
36. Nebraska Cornhuskers +4 58.4 29.3 26.3
37. Minnesota Golden Gophers +1 58.3 28.7 26.1
38. Auburn Tigers -9 58.1 29.8 26.7
39. Duke Blue Devils +13 57.4 29.5 27.1
40. Texas Tech Red Raiders +3 57.2 33.0 29.9
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
41. Missouri Tigers -6 57.0 27.8 24.8
42. Arizona Wildcats +6 56.7 31.0 28.9
43. Washington State Cougars -4 56.4 32.8 30.7
44. Kansas State Wildcats +3 56.0 30.3 28.1
45. Memphis Tigers -4 55.9 28.5 26.3
46. Arizona State Sun Devils +9 55.8 31.4 29.2
47. South Carolina Gamecocks +3 55.4 29.7 28.2
48. Navy Midshipmen +3 54.7 30.6 28.7
49. Louisville Cardinals -4 54.6 28.4 26.5
50. Virginia Tech Hokies -6 54.6 27.6 25.9
51. Pittsburgh Panthers -2 54.4 29.5 27.8
52. California Golden Bears -6 54.3 31.4 29.9
53. Indiana Hoosiers +10 54.0 29.4 28.3
54. North Carolina State Wolfpack -12 53.6 28.8 27.5
55. Kentucky Wildcats +2 52.6 28.8 28.0
56. Boise State Broncos +2 52.6 29.0 28.5
57. Toledo Rockets +4 52.3 28.9 28.0
58. Texas Longhorns +1 52.2 27.4 26.8
59. South Florida Bulls -3 51.7 28.8 28.5
60. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +2 51.7 33.0 32.7
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
61. Illinois Fighting Illini -1 51.5 28.6 28.2
62. Virginia Cavaliers -8 51.0 27.0 26.5
63. Bowling Green Falcons +3 50.9 31.9 31.4
64. Colorado Buffaloes +1 49.7 30.2 30.4
65. Southern Miss Golden Eagles -12 49.3 30.8 31.0
66. Marshall Thundering Herd +5 49.0 28.9 28.9
67. Iowa State Cyclones 49.0 28.5 29.1
68. Arkansas State Red Wolves +1 48.9 29.6 30.2
69. Northern Illinois Huskies +1 48.6 27.7 28.3
70. East Carolina Pirates +7 48.5 30.0 30.4
71. Cincinnati Bearcats -7 48.1 31.1 31.5
72. San Diego State Aztecs +1 47.7 27.5 28.1
73. Maryland Terrapins +1 47.6 28.1 28.9
74. Vanderbilt Commodores -6 47.4 27.1 27.8
75. Ohio Bobcats +4 47.0 27.1 28.6
76. Purdue Boilermakers +4 47.0 27.2 27.9
77. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +1 45.5 27.6 29.4
78. Appalachian State Mountaineers +6 45.4 29.1 30.3
79. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -4 45.4 26.2 27.9
80. Utah State Aggies -4 45.0 27.2 28.9
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
81. Air Force Falcons +5 44.6 28.4 30.3
82. Connecticut Huskies 44.2 27.0 28.9
83. Syracuse Orange +7 44.1 24.6 26.8
84. Georgia Southern Eagles -12 44.0 27.8 29.8
85. Nevada Wolf Pack +7 43.9 28.2 29.9
86. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +7 43.4 27.8 30.1
87. Central Michigan Chippewas +4 43.2 26.7 29.3
88. Old Dominion Monarchs -3 43.2 28.7 31.2
89. Rutgers Scarlet Knights -8 43.0 27.6 30.1
90. Oregon State Beavers -3 43.0 27.6 29.5
91. Western Michigan Broncos -3 43.0 29.0 31.2
92. Wake Forest Demon Deacons -9 42.8 24.9 27.2
93. Georgia State Panthers +5 42.5 29.8 32.5
94. Colorado State Rams +2 42.2 28.5 30.7
95. New Mexico Lobos -6 42.0 28.4 31.0
96. SMU Mustangs +6 41.2 27.1 30.5
97. Akron Zips -2 41.0 27.8 31.3
98. San Jose State Spartans -1 40.9 27.7 30.8
99. Troy Trojans +4 40.1 26.1 30.0
100. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns 39.7 26.6 30.1
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
101. UTEP Miners -7 39.2 25.9 29.7
102. Ball State Cardinals -3 38.6 27.8 31.9
103. Tulane Green Wave +8 38.4 25.0 29.2
104. Kansas Jayhawks 37.8 25.0 29.1
105. Tulsa Golden Hurricane +5 37.8 27.5 32.1
106. Massachusetts Minutemen +8 37.6 27.7 32.7
107. FIU Golden Panthers 37.4 24.2 28.6
108. Wyoming Cowboys +7 37.1 29.0 33.5
109. Fresno State Bulldogs 37.0 27.4 32.1
110. New Mexico State Aggies -9 37.0 28.4 33.3
111. UNLV Rebels -3 36.7 27.1 32.0
112. Boston College Eagles -7 36.7 21.8 26.4
113. Buffalo Bulls 36.7 28.9 33.7
114. Florida Atlantic Owls -2 36.2 27.4 31.8
115. South Alabama Jaguars -9 35.4 25.7 30.3
116. Kent State Golden Flashes +4 34.8 27.2 32.6
117. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors +6 34.5 26.0 31.5
118. Rice Owls +3 34.1 25.8 31.5
119. Miami (OH) RedHawks -3 33.9 25.8 31.3
120. Texas State Bobcats -2 33.9 27.2 33.1
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
121. Idaho Vandals +1 33.6 26.0 32.0
122. UCF Knights -5 33.5 23.1 28.8
123. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +1 32.2 24.2 30.6
124. UTSA Roadrunners -5 32.0 24.4 30.7
125. Charlotte 49ers +2 29.3 26.2 33.7
126. Army West Point Black Knights -1 28.4 24.5 32.4
127. North Texas Mean Green -1 27.8 22.8 30.8
128. Eastern Michigan Eagles 26.4 25.0 33.8