It’s July, so let’s talk college football

One of the perils of being a prep sports writer was almost never having fall Saturdays free. Enter, my new job; which allows me weekends off. One of the things I am most looking forward to with this new found freedom is the return of college football to my life. The man cave is set. Five screens. Sports package is added to the Dish account.

I. Am. Pumped. Even with my childhood favorite USC Trojans on the downswing hoping to right the ship under a coach I’m not confident in.

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JT Daniels, USC Quarterback. (Photo courtesy of USCTrojans.com)

So with that in mind. I have put together an early draft of some power ratings of all 130 teams. From Alabama to UTEP.

Ratings are equalized to a point spread format. Subtracting the two numbers would give you a neutral-site point spread. Need to know home field advantage? Check out the work by Collin Wilson here.

1Alabama0.58
2Clemson1.65
3Georgia5.80
4LSU8.62
5Oklahoma9.44
6Michigan9.84
7Ohio State11.15
8Florida11.26
9Auburn12.55
10Notre Dame13.55
11Texas A&M14.09
12Penn State14.70
13Oregon15.49
14Mississippi St15.70
15Washington15.89
16Michigan State16.05
17Wisconsin17.26
18Utah17.45
19Florida St18.06
20Missouri18.08
21Iowa18.62
22South Carolina19.12
23Texas19.54
24Miami19.91
25Tennessee19.97
26USC20.92
27Nebraska21.18
28Iowa St21.21
29Washington State21.42
30Virginia Tech21.58
31UCF21.65
32Minnesota21.83
33Stanford21.93
34Oklahoma St22.08
35Boise State22.18
36TCU22.46
37Baylor22.80
38Virginia23.16
39UCLA23.49
40Memphis23.55
41Cincinnati23.75
42Arizona State24.48
43Syracuse24.75
44Arizona25.04
45Ole Miss25.33
46Northwestern25.42
47Indiana25.48
48Kentucky25.49
49BYU25.61
50Appalachian State25.77
51Texas Tech26.31
52NC State26.58
53Purdue27.12
54Pittsburgh27.44
55West Virginia27.59
56California28.24
57Vanderbilt28.27
58Arkansas28.56
59Fresno State28.93
60Kansas St29.07
61Wake Forest29.24
62Utah State29.45
63Duke29.48
64North Carolina29.72
65Boston College30.05
66Maryland30.60
67San Diego State30.77
68Army31.01
69Colorado31.21
70Houston31.99
71Temple32.34
72Southern Miss32.37
73Western Michigan32.48
74Marshall32.54
75USF33.22
76FIU33.22
77Air Force33.38
78Toledo33.98
79Troy34.10
80Louisville34.45
81Florida Atlantic34.65
82SMU34.86
83Georgia Tech34.95
84Ohio35.09
85Arkansas State35.21
86Georgia Southern35.33
87Louisiana Tech35.48
88North Texas35.49
89Illinois35.81
90Northern Illinois36.37
91Tulane36.63
92Hawaii36.79
93Nevada37.21
94Oregon State38.13
95Wyoming38.20
96Tulsa38.74
97UL-Lafayette39.16
98Miami (OH)39.53
99UAB39.90
100Western Kentucky40.36
101Middle Tennessee40.46
102Rutgers40.58
103Eastern Michigan40.84
104Buffalo40.94
105UNLV41.41
106UL-Monroe42.30
107Kansas42.55
108Colorado State43.59
109East Carolina43.81
110Texas State44.18
111Ball State44.27
112Navy44.48
113Liberty45.17
114Kent State45.41
115Charlotte46.88
116Georgia State46.94
117Coastal Carolina47.02
118San Jose State47.17
119New Mexico47.30
120Central Michigan48.86
121Bowling Green50.06
122UTSA50.16
123Old Dominion50.42
124Akron50.69
125New Mexico St50.86
126Massachusetts52.96
127Rice53.02
128South Alabama53.31
129Connecticut54.32
130UTEP55.74

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