NCAAF Power Rankings: Week 10

By Jesse Schule - Covers Expert

The Baylor Bears keep on winning and keep on climbing the college football Power Rankings as they move up three spots to No. 3. Alabama crushed Tennessee and hold on to the top spot.

NCAAF Power Rankings

Week 10 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-T
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 8-0-0
(5-3-0)
-25 Alabama
The No. 1 defense in the country was on full display Saturday, limiting the Vols to just 10 points in another blowout victory. The Tide will rest up this week, with another epic battle with LSU upcoming on November 9th.
2 2 same 8-0-0
(7-1-0)
-24.5 Oregon
Only the Stanford Cardinal stood in the way of a perfect season for Oregon last year, and the Ducks will get a chance to execute revenge against Stanford next Thursday.
3 3 same 7-0-0
(6-1-0)
-24 Baylor
The Bears just keep winning, and winning big. They are the highest scoring team in the nation, and off to a 7-0 start to the season. They face their toughest test yet, hosting the Sooners next Thursday.
4 4 same 7-0-0
(5-2-0)
-23.5 Florida State
The Seminoles have a big game upcoming, hosting the undefeated Miami Hurricanes. FSU is 7-0, and all of those victories have come by a double-digit margin.
5 6 up 1 8-0-0
(5-2-1)
-22 Ohio State
The Buckeyes won big over Penn State on Saturday, and they appear to be well on their way to another perfect season.
6 7 up 1 7-1-0
(4-4-0)
-21.5 Stanford
The Cardinal have bounced back with a pair of big wins over UCLA and Oregon State after losing to Utah three weeks ago. They have a tough game coming up against Oregon.
7 8 up 1 7-0-0
(4-3-0)
-20 Miami
The Hurricanes are still undefeated, although their last two victories have come in close games against unranked teams. They are a big underdog on the road against FSU next week.
8 9 up 1 7-1-0
(3-5-0)
-19.7 Clemson
The Tigers got back on track with a win over Maryland Saturday, and they will be on the road in Virginia this week.
9 10 up 1 7-1-0
(6-2-0)
-19.5 Auburn
The Tigers are 7-1, and their only loss has come on the road to LSU. Next week they play an Arkansas team that is winless in conference play.
10 13 up 3 7-2-0
(4-4-1)
-19 Louisiana State
One of the most anticipated games of the year is coming up on Nov. 9 when the Tigers face the Crimson Tide in Alabama.
11 5 down 6 7-1-0
(6-1-1)
-17.5 Missouri
Missouri was upset by South Carolina in overtime on Saturday, falling to 7-1. They host the Vols next week.
12 16 up 4 6-2-0
(4-4-0)
-17.25 Texas A&M
The Aggies terrorized Vanderbilt's backup quarterback in a blowout win. They have an easy game coming up against Utep.
13 21 up 8 6-2-0
(3-5-0)
-17 South Carolina
The Gamecocks are back in business after upsetting Missouri this week. They host the Mississippi State Bulldogs next week.
14 14 same 7-1-0
(4-4-0)
-16.5 Oklahoma
The Sooners are 7-1, but they will be on the road next Thursday facing Baylor, the highest scoring team in the country.
15 20 up 5 7-1-0
(4-4-0)
-16 Louisville
The Cardinals bounced back from a home loss to UCF by blowing out the South Florida Bulls. They have a pretty light schedule, facing four more unranked teams.
16 12 down 4 7-1-0
(5-3-0)
-15.5 Texas Tech
The Red Raiders lost a close game in Oklahoma by a score of 38-30, and they host Oklahoma State next week.
17 17 same 7-0-0
(2-5-0)
-13 Fresno State
The Bulldogs are 7-0, and they should be favored to win in each of their final four games.
18 18 same 6-1-0
(4-3-0)
-12.5 Oklahoma State
The Cowboys have won three straight over TCU, Kansas State and Iowa State, and they have another big game next week against Texas Tech.
19 11 down 8 5-2-0
(5-2-0)
-12 UCLA
The Bruins were close in Oregon this week through three quarters, but folded in the final period surrendering 21 unanswered points. The good news for UCLA is that the schedule gets a whole lot easier the rest of the way.
20 22 up 2 6-1-0
(6-1-0)
-11.75 Central Florida
The Knights racked up a very impressive 62 points in a blowout win over the Huskies this week. They will have a week off before facing Houston Nov. 9.
21 19 down 2 8-0-0
(5-3-0)
-11.5 Northern Illinois
The Huskies keep on knocking off inferior opponents, and a a light schedule seems to have paved a clear path to an undefeated season.
22 30 up 8 6-2-0
(5-3-0)
-11 Brigham Young
The Cougars have won five straight after losing two of their first three. They might be in for a tough fight in their next game in Wisconsin though.
23 27 up 4 7-1-0
(4-3-1)
-10.75 Michigan State
The Spartans own the third best defense in the nation, and with the offense showing signs of life in recent games, they figure to be a dangerous opponent. They will host the Wolverines next week.
24 23 down 1 6-1-0
(4-3-0)
-10.25 Michigan
The Wolverines bounced back from a loss to Penn State, winning in a shootout by a score of 63-47 over Indiana. They are on the road in East Lansing next week.
25 29 up 4 5-2-0
(4-3-0)
-10 Arizona State
The Sun Devils didn't play this weekend, after beating Washington the previous week. They will be on the road at Washington State Thursday.
26 26 same 6-2-0
(3-4-1)
-9.75 Notre Dame
27 24 down 3 5-2-0
(6-0-1)
-9.5 Wisconsin
28 28 same 4-3-0
(2-5-0)
-9 Florida
29 15 down 14 6-2-0
(3-4-1)
-8.75 Virginia Tech
30 25 down 5 6-2-0
(4-4-0)
-8.5 Oregon State
31 31 same 4-3-0
(1-5-1)
-8.25 Georgia
32 32 same 4-3-0
(3-4-0)
-8 Rutgers
33 33 same 4-4-0
(2-6-0)
-7.7 Northwestern
34 34 same 5-3-0
(5-3-0)
-7.5 Mississippi
35 35 same 4-3-0
(3-4-0)
-7.4 Penn State
36 36 same 5-3-0
(4-3-1)
-7.2 Georgia Tech
37 37 same 4-4-0
(4-4-0)
-7 Utah
38 38 same 4-3-0
(2-5-0)
-6.9 Pittsburgh
39 39 same 5-2-0
(4-3-0)
-6.7 Nebraska
40 40 same 5-2-0
(4-3-0)
-6.5 Arizona
41 41 same 6-2-0
(5-3-0)
-6.3 Minnesota
42 42 same 5-3-0
(4-4-0)
-6 Washington
43 43 same 5-2-0
(4-3-0)
-5.75 UL Lafayette
44 44 same 5-2-0
(3-4-0)
-5.5 Cincinnati
45 45 same 3-4-0
(3-4-0)
-5.3 Indiana
46 46 same 5-2-0
(4-3-0)
-5 Texas
47 47 same 6-1-0
(7-0-0)
-4.7 Houston
48 48 same 8-1-0
(7-2-0)
-4.5 Ball State
49 49 same 5-3-0
(5-3-0)
-4.2 Iowa
50 50 same 6-2-0
(6-2-0)
-4 Duke
51 53 up 2 5-2-0
(3-4-0)
-3.813394 East Carolina
52 51 down 1 4-4-0
(5-3-0)
-3.668659 Utah State
53 52 down 1 5-3-0
(3-5-0)
-3.553296 Southern California
54 56 up 2 5-3-0
(4-4-0)
-3.036585 Boise State
55 66 up 11 5-3-0
(6-2-0)
-2.872648 North Texas
56 58 up 2 4-3-0
(4-3-0)
-2.793387 Marshall
57 55 down 2 5-3-0
(5-3-0)
-2.792261 Bowling Green
58 62 up 4 3-4-0
(4-3-0)
-2.62965 Kansas State
59 54 down 5 4-4-0
(3-5-0)
-2.251221 Vanderbilt
60 57 down 3 4-4-0
(6-2-0)
-2.248919 Washington State
61 65 up 4 4-4-0
(4-4-0)
-2.037946 Tennessee
62 63 up 1 4-3-0
(3-4-0)
-2.022649 Mississippi State
63 60 down 3 5-3-0
(5-3-0)
-1.930337 Maryland
64 69 up 5 6-2-0
(5-3-0)
-1.827867 Ohio
65 61 down 4 3-4-0
(4-3-0)
-1.684226 North Carolina State
66 59 down 7 3-4-0
(3-4-0)
-1.669607 Illinois
67 64 down 3 2-5-0
(3-4-0)
-1.588365 North Carolina
68 68 same 4-4-0
(5-3-0)
-1.180467 Wyoming
69 67 down 2 3-5-0
(2-6-0)
-1.111954 Texas Christian
70 76 up 6 6-2-0
(6-2-0)
-0.7520744 Rice
71 73 up 2 3-4-0
(5-2-0)
-0.5669633 South Alabama
72 72 same 4-4-0
(4-4-0)
-0.2350208 Western Kentucky
73 83 up 10 6-2-0
(6-2-0)
-0.1207694 Buffalo
74 74 same 5-3-0
(4-4-0)
-0.004108015 Texas State
75 78 up 3 6-2-0
(6-2-0)
0.003635345 Tulane
76 70 down 6 3-5-0
(2-6-0)
0.0503027 West Virginia
77 79 up 2 5-3-0
(5-2-1)
0.0667136 Toledo
78 84 up 6 4-4-0
(4-4-0)
0.2409789 Wake Forest
79 75 down 4 3-4-0
(4-3-0)
0.3657921 Boston College
80 77 down 3 1-5-0
(3-3-0)
0.4221019 Memphis
81 80 down 1 4-3-0
(5-2-0)
0.5850835 Navy
82 85 up 3 4-4-0
(6-2-0)
0.8203378 Colorado State
83 71 down 12 3-5-0
(2-6-0)
0.8942899 Arkansas
84 87 up 3 3-4-0
(3-4-0)
1.243502 San Diego State
85 86 up 1 2-5-0
(3-4-0)
1.449239 New Mexico
86 82 down 4 3-4-0
(4-3-0)
1.534335 Syracuse
87 88 up 1 3-5-0
(5-3-0)
1.838232 Texas-San Antonio
88 81 down 7 1-6-0
(3-4-0)
1.839901 Iowa State
89 89 same 1-6-0
(3-4-0)
2.068419 Kentucky
90 91 up 1 2-6-0
(6-2-0)
2.333014 Florida Atlantic
91 93 up 2 4-3-0
(4-3-0)
2.347042 San Jose State
92 90 down 2 1-6-0
(1-6-0)
2.707115 Texas El Paso
93 95 up 2 3-5-0
(3-5-0)
2.747257 Army
94 96 up 2 2-5-0
(3-4-0)
3.052477 South Florida
95 100 up 5 5-3-0
(3-4-1)
3.06117 Troy
96 98 up 2 3-4-0
(1-5-1)
3.086937 Arkansas State
97 99 up 2 4-4-0
(3-5-0)
3.332354 Middle Tennessee
98 101 up 3 1-7-0
(5-3-0)
3.369945 Temple
99 103 up 4 3-5-0
(3-5-0)
3.385654 Louisiana Tech
100 92 down 8 3-4-0
(3-4-0)
3.418075 Colorado
101 104 up 3 5-3-0
(5-3-0)
3.461776 UNLV
102 102 same 2-5-0
(1-6-0)
3.473716 Tulsa
103 94 down 9 2-5-0
(2-5-0)
3.522608 Kansas
104 97 down 7 0-7-0
(1-6-0)
3.904527 Connecticut
105 108 up 3 3-4-0
(2-5-0)
4.080568 Southern Methodist
106 107 up 1 0-7-0
(4-3-0)
4.321671 Hawaii
107 105 down 2 2-6-0
(3-4-1)
4.334837 Virginia
108 106 down 2 0-8-0
(5-2-1)
4.778517 Georgia State
109 110 up 1 2-5-0
(2-5-0)
4.787004 Alabama-Birmingham
110 111 up 1 3-5-0
(3-5-0)
4.880166 Nevada
111 109 down 2 2-7-0
(3-6-0)
4.939637 Kent State
112 112 same 2-7-0
(4-5-0)
5.235837 Akron
113 115 up 2 3-5-0
(2-6-0)
6.065436 Central Michigan
114 117 up 3 4-4-0
(3-5-0)
6.12923 UL Monroe
115 113 down 2 1-7-0
(2-6-0)
6.431589 Air Force
116 116 same 1-7-0
(4-4-0)
6.640999 Massachusetts
117 114 down 3 1-7-0
(1-7-0)
7.009771 California
118 118 same 1-6-0
(2-5-0)
7.390563 Purdue
119 121 up 2 0-8-0
(2-6-0)
8.012829 Miami (Ohio)
120 122 up 2 1-6-0
(2-5-0)
8.181817 Florida International
121 119 down 2 1-7-0
(1-7-0)
8.23986 Eastern Michigan
122 120 down 2 0-7-0
(1-6-0)
8.460901 Southern Mississippi
123 123 same 1-8-0
(3-6-0)
8.616595 Western Michigan
124 124 same 1-7-0
(3-5-0)
9.857288 Idaho
125 125 same 1-7-0
(1-6-0)
10.93827 New Mexico State
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