College Football Power Ratings, Preseason

With the college football season just a couple of weeks ago, it it time to release the IAW power ratings.

We have switched things up slightly this year. In previous years, the PR number was equalized to where the top team was a 0, and then the teams below had a PR equal to what they would be underdogs by against the top team. This year, we are flipping that to more mirror what people are accustomed to–higher number means better team.

The power rating is still equalized relative to the top team, but now the numbers would be subtracted for a spread number. For example, Alabama would be a 7.5-point favorite against Georgia in a neutral site game. Adjust for home field advantage. There are plenty of HFA numbers out there, or for the simplest method, use an average of 3.

Kedon Slovis, USC football (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
1Alabama100.0
2Clemson98.0
3Oklahoma96.7
4Ohio St95.0
5Georgia92.5
6Iowa St91.1
7Texas A&M90.2
8Wisconsin88.3
9Oregon88.2
10Miami88.2
11North Carolina88.0
12Florida87.5
13Penn St87.3
14Texas86.8
15Cincinnati86.2
16Notre Dame85.6
17Iowa85.1
18Utah85.0
19LSU84.8
20USC84.5
21Arizona St84.4
22Washington84.4
23Auburn83.9
24Oklahoma St83.7
25TCU83.7
26Ole Miss83.5
27Indiana82.8
28Michigan81.7
29UCLA81.0
30West Virginia80.1
31Virginia Tech79.9
32UCF79.8
33Minnesota79.7
34Arkansas79.2
35Nebraska79.0
36Mississippi St78.6
37Pitt78.6
38Coastal Carolina78.3
39Appalachian St78.2
40Louisiana78.1
41NC State78.0
42Louisville76.9
43Boston College76.6
44Purdue76.5
45Boise St76.3
46Kentucky76.2
47Wake Forest76.2
48Liberty76.0
49Missouri76.0
50Virginia75.9
51BYU75.4
52Baylor75.4
53Maryland75.4
54Florida St74.9
55Northwestern74.5
56California74.4
57Washington St74.4
58Texas Tech74.3
59Colorado74.2
60Tulsa73.8
61Georgia Tech73.7
62Memphis73.6
63Tennessee73.6
64Michigan St73.2
65Tulane73.1
66SMU73.1
67Kansas St73.0
68Stanford72.6
69Houston72.4
70Oregon St72.2
71Toledo71.9
72Nevada71.5
73UAB71.3
74Ball St70.7
75San Jose St70.2
76Troy70.0
77Army69.5
78San Diego St69.4
79Wyoming69.1
80Illinois68.9
81Rutgers68.3
82Fresno St68.3
83Buffalo68.3
84Western Michigan68.0
85Marshall67.8
86Georgia St67.6
87Central Michigan67.4
88South Carolina66.7
89UTSA66.0
90FAU65.7
91Arizona65.7
92Air Force65.6
93East Carolina65.4
94Ohio65.2
95Georgia Southern65.0
96Syracuse64.8
97Duke64.5
98Hawaii64.4
99Colorado St63.9
100Eastern Michigan63.5
101Kent St62.7
102Vanderbilt62.4
103USF61.9
104Western Kentucky61.8
105Arkansas St61.8
106Miami OH61.7
107Navy60.7
108Rice60.6
109Southern Miss60.2
110Texas St59.7
111Middle Tennessee59.4
112North Texas58.5
113Northern Illinois58.4
114South Alabama57.7
115Louisiana Tech57.2
116Kansas57.2
117Utah St56.5
118New Mexico56.4
119FIU56.3
120Temple56.1
121Charlotte55.9
122UNLV51.4
123Old Dominion51.0
124UTEP50.4
125Louisiana Monroe48.9
126Akron48.8
127UConn46.6
128Bowling Green44.7
129UMass43.4
130New Mexico St40.2

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