NCAAF Power Rankings: Week 13

By Jesse Schule - Covers Expert

We have a new No. 1 team as Marcus Mariota and Oregon take over the top spot in this week's edition of the Power Rankings, but Alabama is hot on the Ducks' tails with a big win over former No. 1 Mississippi State.

NCAAF Power Rankings

Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-T (ATS) Power Rating Team Comments
1 3 up 2 9-1-0
(6-4-0)
-25 Oregon
The Ducks have the best quarterback in the country, and Marcus Mariota is the favorite to win the Heisman.
2 2 same 9-1-0
(3-7-0)
-24.5 Alabama
The Crimson Tide are back on top in the SEC after knocking off #1 Mississippi State this week.
3 1 down 2 9-1-0
(6-4-0)
-24 Mississippi State
The Bulldogs suffered their first lost of the season, but it was a "good loss" in a close game at Alabama.
4 4 same 10-0-0
(3-7-0)
-23.5 Florida State
While the Noles haven't yet lost, they have been very close on a number of occasions.
5 5 same 8-1-0
(6-2-1)
-22 Baylor
The Bears are coming off perhaps their most impressive win of the season, blowing out the Sooners in Oklahoma.
6 6 same 9-1-0
(7-3-0)
-21.5 Ohio State
The Buckeyes followed up their big win at Michigan State with another solid road victory at Minnesota.
7 14 up 7 8-2-0
(6-4-0)
-20 Georgia
Todd Gurley's return was short lived, as he suffered a torn ACL in the win over Auburn. The Bulldogs should be in good shape though with Nick Chubb.
8 7 down 1 9-1-0
(8-2-0)
-19.5 Texas Christian
The Horned Frogs struggled against Kansas this week, and they were lucky to escape with a win.
9 11 up 2 8-2-0
(6-4-0)
-19 Michigan State
The Spartans bounced back from a loss to the Buckeyes with a win over Maryland this week.
10 10 same 8-2-0
(6-3-1)
-18.5 Mississippi
The Rebels have just two losses, and both came in close games against Top 25 teams.
11 13 up 2 7-2-0
(6-3-0)
-18 Kansas State
The Wildcats are still a contender in the Big-12, with a 7-2 record and remaining games against WVU, KU and Baylor.
12 22 up 10 8-2-0
(5-5-0)
-17.5 Wisconsin
The Badgers RB Melvin Gordon rushed for record 408 yards and four TDs in a win over Nebraska.
13 15 up 2 8-2-0
(3-7-0)
-17 UCLA
The Bruins can take over the top spot in the Pac-12 South with a win at home over USC this Saturday.
14 8 down 6 8-2-0
(5-5-0)
-16 Arizona State
The Sun Devils will try to bounce back from a shocking loss to Oregon State as they host the Washington State Cougars this Saturday.
15 17 up 2 8-2-0
(3-7-0)
-15.5 Arizona
The Wildcats are one of four teams in the Pac-12 South with just two losses.
16 9 down 7 7-3-0
(4-6-0)
-15 Auburn
The Tigers season has taken a turn for the worse, with losses in back to back weeks to Texas A&M and Georgia.
17 23 up 6 9-2-0
(7-4-0)
-14.5 Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets welcomed Cole Stoudt to the game by picking off his first pass attempt, as they upset Clemson.
18 24 up 6 10-0-0
(8-2-0)
-14 Marshall
It's impossible to overlook The Thundering Herd's 10-0 record, regardless of who they've played.
19 31 up 12 8-2-0
(6-4-0)
-13.5 Missouri
The Tigers shocked the Aggies at College Station on Saturday, moving to 8-2 on the season.
20 12 down 8 8-2-0
(6-3-1)
-13 Nebraska
The Cornhuskers were once again out-classed by Wisconsin, losing 59-24 on Saturday.
21 21 same 9-1-0
(7-3-0)
-12.5 Colorado State
The Rams are 9-1, and with their final two games coming against New Mexico and Air Force, they should finish at the top of the Mountain West.
22 18 down 4 8-2-0
(6-3-1)
-12 Duke
After losing to Virginia Tech, the Blue Devils will finish the season with home games against North Carolina and Wake Forest.
23 26 up 3 7-3-0
(6-4-0)
-11.5 Southern California
The Trojans still have a shot at winning the Pac-12 South, with remaining games against UCLA and Notre Dame.
24 25 up 1 7-3-0
(8-2-0)
-11 Utah
The Utes deserve a lot of credit for winning seven of 10 games in the tough Pac-12 conference.
25 32 up 7 7-3-0
(4-6-0)
-10.5 Oklahoma
The Sooners won on the road at Texas Tech, and they finish the season at home against Kansas and Oklahoma State.
26 19 down 7 7-3-0
(4-6-0)
-9.75 Clemson
27 20 down 7 7-4-0
(7-4-0)
-9.5 Louisiana State
28 28 same 5-4-0
(4-5-0)
-9 Florida
29 29 same 6-3-0
(4-5-0)
-8.75 East Carolina
30 30 same 7-3-0
(6-4-0)
-8.5 Minnesota
31 27 down 4 5-5-0
(4-6-0)
-8.25 Stanford
32 16 down 16 7-3-0
(5-5-0)
-8 Notre Dame
33 33 same 7-3-0
(5-5-0)
-7.7 Iowa
34 34 same 7-4-0
(4-7-0)
-7.5 Texas A&M
35 35 same 6-4-0
(6-4-0)
-7.4 West Virginia
36 36 same 5-5-0
(3-7-0)
-7.2 Oklahoma State
37 37 same 5-5-0
(6-4-0)
-7 Tennessee
38 38 same 6-3-0
(5-4-0)
-6.9 Cincinnati
39 39 same 4-6-0
(6-3-1)
-6.7 Virginia
40 40 same 6-5-0
(5-6-0)
-6.5 Washington
41 41 same 5-5-0
(7-3-0)
-6.3 California
42 42 same 6-4-0
(3-7-0)
-6 Toledo
43 43 same 4-6-0
(3-6-1)
-5.5 Pittsburgh
44 44 same 5-6-0
(6-5-0)
-5.4 Kentucky
45 45 same 7-3-0
(6-3-1)
-5.3 Memphis
46 47 up 1 8-2-0
(5-5-0)
-5 Boise State
47 48 up 1 6-4-0
(6-4-0)
-4.7 Nevada
48 49 up 1 5-4-0
(5-4-0)
-4.5 Houston
49 50 up 1 7-3-0
(6-4-0)
-4.2 Louisville
50 46 down 4 8-3-0
(8-3-0)
-4 Georgia Southern
51 51 same 7-3-0
(8-2-0)
-3.9 Louisiana Tech
52 53 up 1 5-5-0
(8-2-0)
-3.8 Arkansas
53 52 down 1 6-4-0
(5-5-0)
-3.7 Miami
54 54 same 6-4-0
(3-7-0)
-3.304525 Brigham Young
55 56 up 1 6-5-0
(7-4-0)
-2.814608 Texas
56 66 up 10 7-3-0
(9-1-0)
-2.634297 Western Michigan
57 55 down 2 6-4-0
(6-4-0)
-2.447481 Boston College
58 57 down 1 6-4-0
(5-4-1)
-2.418266 Penn State
59 62 up 3 8-2-0
(6-4-0)
-2.331065 Air Force
60 65 up 5 8-3-0
(5-6-0)
-2.13533 Utah State
61 67 up 6 6-4-0
(6-4-0)
-1.985342 Arkansas State
62 59 down 3 8-2-0
(4-6-0)
-1.560908 Northern Illinois
63 64 up 1 5-5-0
(4-6-0)
-1.534937 Michigan
64 61 down 3 5-5-0
(5-5-0)
-1.424056 Temple
65 60 down 5 6-4-0
(5-5-0)
-1.32194 Maryland
66 58 down 8 5-5-0
(4-5-1)
-1.316843 San Diego State
67 63 down 4 5-5-0
(3-7-0)
-1.141781 South Carolina
68 69 up 1 5-5-0
(4-6-0)
-1.034551 Virginia Tech
69 71 up 2 6-3-0
(5-4-0)
-0.9889901 Central Florida
70 68 down 2 6-4-0
(6-4-0)
-0.6928068 Rutgers
71 73 up 2 5-5-0
(4-6-0)
-0.6616312 Western Kentucky
72 70 down 2 5-5-0
(5-5-0)
-0.6515755 Alabama-Birmingham
73 74 up 1 7-4-0
(5-6-0)
-0.5329761 Central Michigan
74 78 up 4 5-5-0
(5-5-0)
-0.5088249 Navy
75 76 up 1 6-4-0
(7-3-0)
-0.2575841 Rice
76 77 up 1 6-4-0
(8-2-0)
-0.03891633 Texas El Paso
77 72 down 5 6-5-0
(6-5-0)
0.08228492 North Carolina State
78 75 down 3 5-5-0
(3-7-0)
0.3773762 Oregon State
79 79 same 6-4-0
(3-7-0)
0.8178908 South Alabama
80 80 same 4-6-0
(4-6-0)
0.9299534 Northwestern
81 81 same 3-7-0
(4-6-0)
1.090332 Syracuse
82 82 same 5-5-0
(5-5-0)
1.485632 Middle Tennessee
83 88 up 5 7-3-0
(5-4-1)
1.529495 UL Lafayette
84 83 down 1 3-7-0
(4-6-0)
1.604051 Ball State
85 84 down 1 5-5-0
(7-3-0)
1.661007 Texas State
86 91 up 5 5-5-0
(4-6-0)
1.792202 Appalachian State
87 90 up 3 4-7-0
(8-3-0)
2.323041 Florida International
88 87 down 1 3-7-0
(6-3-1)
2.367256 Purdue
89 86 down 3 4-6-0
(2-8-0)
2.569799 Akron
90 94 up 4 3-7-0
(8-2-0)
2.785366 Massachusetts
91 85 down 6 3-7-0
(2-7-1)
3.01903 Indiana
92 93 up 1 3-7-0
(3-7-0)
3.268229 Texas-San Antonio
93 95 up 2 5-5-0
(4-6-0)
3.34128 North Carolina
94 92 down 2 2-7-0
(4-4-1)
3.372229 Iowa State
95 103 up 8 7-3-0
(4-6-0)
3.555318 Bowling Green
96 89 down 7 3-7-0
(4-6-0)
3.637596 Texas Tech
97 101 up 4 3-7-0
(5-5-0)
3.684901 New Mexico
98 97 down 1 3-7-0
(4-6-0)
3.745842 Washington State
99 104 up 5 4-6-0
(4-6-0)
3.807615 Buffalo
100 98 down 2 3-8-0
(5-5-1)
3.816571 Hawaii
101 99 down 2 2-8-0
(5-5-0)
3.907261 Colorado
102 100 down 2 3-7-0
(3-6-1)
3.922858 UL Monroe
103 96 down 7 4-6-0
(3-7-0)
3.967254 Illinois
104 106 up 2 5-5-0
(5-5-0)
3.97676 Ohio
105 102 down 3 3-7-0
(3-7-0)
4.369249 Army
106 105 down 1 3-7-0
(3-7-0)
4.45379 San Jose State
107 107 same 4-6-0
(2-8-0)
4.553985 Old Dominion
108 108 same 4-6-0
(5-5-0)
4.777112 South Florida
109 109 same 4-6-0
(4-6-0)
4.780122 Wyoming
110 111 up 1 2-9-0
(7-4-0)
5.347637 Miami (Ohio)
111 114 up 3 2-7-0
(2-7-0)
5.504445 Connecticut
112 113 up 1 3-7-0
(3-7-0)
5.520492 North Texas
113 110 down 3 1-9-0
(5-5-0)
5.599579 Idaho
114 116 up 2 3-7-0
(5-5-0)
5.78079 Kansas
115 117 up 2 3-7-0
(6-4-0)
5.939771 Florida Atlantic
116 112 down 4 2-8-0
(5-5-0)
5.964078 Wake Forest
117 115 down 2 3-7-0
(4-6-0)
5.965587 Tulane
118 118 same 4-6-0
(5-5-0)
6.762137 Fresno State
119 121 up 2 3-7-0
(5-5-0)
7.172392 Vanderbilt
120 119 down 1 2-8-0
(4-6-0)
7.395432 New Mexico State
121 120 down 1 2-8-0
(3-7-0)
7.415529 Tulsa
122 122 same 1-9-0
(4-6-0)
7.69815 Kent State
123 123 same 3-8-0
(5-6-0)
8.635682 Southern Mississippi
124 124 same 1-9-0
(4-6-0)
9.163032 Georgia State
125 126 up 1 3-8-0
(6-5-0)
9.199246 Troy
126 125 down 1 2-9-0
(4-7-0)
9.527038 UNLV
127 127 same 2-8-0
(4-6-0)
12.3022 Eastern Michigan
128 128 same 0-9-0
(3-6-0)
15.99338 Southern Methodist

Power Ratings compute offensive and defensive statistics into one number for each team, while accounting for factors like recent performances and strength of schedule. Power Ratings can be used as a baseline for relative spread index to compare current or future match-ups between two teams. The relative spread does not account for non-statistical factors like home-field advantage, recent injuries, game time decisions, rivalries, publicity, and weather.