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.

NCF Power Rankings

Week 10 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 no change in rankings Alabama 8-0
(5-3-0)
-25.0 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 no change in rankings Oregon 8-0
(7-1-0)
-24.5 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 no change in rankings Baylor 7-0
(6-1-0)
-24.0 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 no change in rankings Florida State 7-0
(5-2-0)
-23.5 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 move up in rankings1 Ohio State 8-0
(5-2-1)
-22.0 The Buckeyes won big over Penn State on Saturday, and they appear to be well on their way to another perfect season.
6 7 move up in rankings1 Stanford 7-1
(4-4-0)
-21.5 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 move up in rankings1 Miami 7-0
(4-3-0)
-20.0 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 move up in rankings1 Clemson 7-1
(3-5-0)
-19.7 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 move up in rankings1 Auburn 7-1
(6-2-0)
-19.5 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 move up in rankings3 Louisiana State 7-2
(4-4-1)
-19.0 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 move down in rankings6 Missouri 7-1
(6-1-1)
-17.5 Missouri was upset by South Carolina in overtime on Saturday, falling to 7-1. They host the Vols next week.
12 16 move up in rankings4 Texas A&M 6-2
(4-4-0)
-17.3 The Aggies terrorized Vanderbilt's backup quarterback in a blowout win. They have an easy game coming up against Utep.
13 21 move up in rankings8 South Carolina 6-2
(3-5-0)
-17.0 The Gamecocks are back in business after upsetting Missouri this week. They host the Mississippi State Bulldogs next week.
14 14 no change in rankings Oklahoma 7-1
(4-4-0)
-16.5 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 move up in rankings5 Louisville 7-1
(4-4-0)
-16.0 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 move down in rankings4 Texas Tech 7-1
(5-3-0)
-15.5 The Red Raiders lost a close game in Oklahoma by a score of 38-30, and they host Oklahoma State next week.
17 17 no change in rankings Fresno State 7-0
(2-5-0)
-13.0 The Bulldogs are 7-0, and they should be favored to win in each of their final four games.
18 18 no change in rankings Oklahoma State 6-1
(4-3-0)
-12.5 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 move down in rankings8 UCLA 5-2
(5-2-0)
-12.0 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 move up in rankings2 Central Florida 6-1
(6-1-0)
-11.8 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 move down in rankings2 Northern Illinois 8-0
(5-3-0)
-11.5 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 move up in rankings8 Brigham Young 6-2
(5-3-0)
-11.0 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 move up in rankings4 Michigan State 7-1
(4-3-1)
-10.8 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 move down in rankings1 Michigan 6-1
(4-3-0)
-10.3 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 move up in rankings4 Arizona State 5-2
(4-3-0)
-10.0 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 no change in rankings Notre Dame 6-2
(3-4-1)
-9.8
27 24 move down in rankings3 Wisconsin 5-2
(6-0-1)
-9.5
28 28 no change in rankings Florida 4-3
(2-5-0)
-9.0
29 15 move down in rankings14 Virginia Tech 6-2
(3-4-1)
-8.8
30 25 move down in rankings5 Oregon State 6-2
(4-4-0)
-8.5
31 31 no change in rankings Georgia 4-3
(1-5-1)
-8.3
32 32 no change in rankings Rutgers 4-3
(3-4-0)
-8.0
33 33 no change in rankings Northwestern 4-4
(2-6-0)
-7.7
34 34 no change in rankings Mississippi 5-3
(5-3-0)
-7.5
35 35 no change in rankings Penn State 4-3
(3-4-0)
-7.4
36 36 no change in rankings Georgia Tech 5-3
(4-3-1)
-7.2
37 37 no change in rankings Utah 4-4
(4-4-0)
-7.0
38 38 no change in rankings Pittsburgh 4-3
(2-5-0)
-6.9
39 39 no change in rankings Nebraska 5-2
(4-3-0)
-6.7
40 40 no change in rankings Arizona 5-2
(4-3-0)
-6.5
41 41 no change in rankings Minnesota 6-2
(5-3-0)
-6.3
42 42 no change in rankings Washington 5-3
(4-4-0)
-6.0
43 43 no change in rankings UL Lafayette 5-2
(4-3-0)
-5.8
44 44 no change in rankings Cincinnati 5-2
(3-4-0)
-5.5
45 45 no change in rankings Indiana 3-4
(3-4-0)
-5.3
46 46 no change in rankings Texas 5-2
(4-3-0)
-5.0
47 47 no change in rankings Houston 6-1
(7-0-0)
-4.7
48 48 no change in rankings Ball State 8-1
(7-2-0)
-4.5
49 49 no change in rankings Iowa 5-3
(5-3-0)
-4.2
50 50 no change in rankings Duke 6-2
(6-2-0)
-4.0
51 53 move up in rankings2 East Carolina 5-2
(3-4-0)
-3.8
52 51 move down in rankings1 Utah State 4-4
(5-3-0)
-3.7
53 52 move down in rankings1 Southern California 5-3
(3-5-0)
-3.6
54 56 move up in rankings2 Boise State 5-3
(4-4-0)
-3.0
55 66 move up in rankings11 North Texas 5-3
(6-2-0)
-2.9
56 58 move up in rankings2 Marshall 4-3
(4-3-0)
-2.8
57 55 move down in rankings2 Bowling Green 5-3
(5-3-0)
-2.8
58 62 move up in rankings4 Kansas State 3-4
(4-3-0)
-2.6
59 54 move down in rankings5 Vanderbilt 4-4
(3-5-0)
-2.3
60 57 move down in rankings3 Washington State 4-4
(6-2-0)
-2.2
61 65 move up in rankings4 Tennessee 4-4
(4-4-0)
-2.0
62 63 move up in rankings1 Mississippi State 4-3
(3-4-0)
-2.0
63 60 move down in rankings3 Maryland 5-3
(5-3-0)
-1.9
64 69 move up in rankings5 Ohio 6-2
(5-3-0)
-1.8
65 61 move down in rankings4 North Carolina State 3-4
(4-3-0)
-1.7
66 59 move down in rankings7 Illinois 3-4
(3-4-0)
-1.7
67 64 move down in rankings3 North Carolina 2-5
(3-4-0)
-1.6
68 68 no change in rankings Wyoming 4-4
(5-3-0)
-1.2
69 67 move down in rankings2 Texas Christian 3-5
(2-6-0)
-1.1
70 76 move up in rankings6 Rice 6-2
(6-2-0)
-0.8
71 73 move up in rankings2 South Alabama 3-4
(5-2-0)
-0.6
72 72 no change in rankings Western Kentucky 4-4
(4-4-0)
-0.2
73 83 move up in rankings10 Buffalo 6-2
(6-2-0)
-0.1
74 74 no change in rankings Texas State 5-3
(4-4-0)
0.0
75 78 move up in rankings3 Tulane 6-2
(6-2-0)
0.0
76 70 move down in rankings6 West Virginia 3-5
(2-6-0)
0.1
77 79 move up in rankings2 Toledo 5-3
(5-2-1)
0.1
78 84 move up in rankings6 Wake Forest 4-4
(4-4-0)
0.2
79 75 move down in rankings4 Boston College 3-4
(4-3-0)
0.4
80 77 move down in rankings3 Memphis 1-5
(3-3-0)
0.4
81 80 move down in rankings1 Navy 4-3
(5-2-0)
0.6
82 85 move up in rankings3 Colorado State 4-4
(6-2-0)
0.8
83 71 move down in rankings12 Arkansas 3-5
(2-6-0)
0.9
84 87 move up in rankings3 San Diego State 3-4
(3-4-0)
1.2
85 86 move up in rankings1 New Mexico 2-5
(3-4-0)
1.4
86 82 move down in rankings4 Syracuse 3-4
(4-3-0)
1.5
87 88 move up in rankings1 Texas-San Antonio 3-5
(5-3-0)
1.8
88 81 move down in rankings7 Iowa State 1-6
(3-4-0)
1.8
89 89 no change in rankings Kentucky 1-6
(3-4-0)
2.1
90 91 move up in rankings1 Florida Atlantic 2-6
(6-2-0)
2.3
91 93 move up in rankings2 San Jose State 4-3
(4-3-0)
2.3
92 90 move down in rankings2 Texas El Paso 1-6
(1-6-0)
2.7
93 95 move up in rankings2 Army 3-5
(3-5-0)
2.7
94 96 move up in rankings2 South Florida 2-5
(3-4-0)
3.1
95 100 move up in rankings5 Troy 5-3
(3-4-1)
3.1
96 98 move up in rankings2 Arkansas State 3-4
(1-5-1)
3.1
97 99 move up in rankings2 Middle Tennessee 4-4
(3-5-0)
3.3
98 101 move up in rankings3 Temple 1-7
(5-3-0)
3.4
99 103 move up in rankings4 Louisiana Tech 3-5
(3-5-0)
3.4
100 92 move down in rankings8 Colorado 3-4
(3-4-0)
3.4
101 104 move up in rankings3 UNLV 5-3
(5-3-0)
3.5
102 102 no change in rankings Tulsa 2-5
(1-6-0)
3.5
103 94 move down in rankings9 Kansas 2-5
(2-5-0)
3.5
104 97 move down in rankings7 Connecticut 0-7
(1-6-0)
3.9
105 108 move up in rankings3 Southern Methodist 3-4
(2-5-0)
4.1
106 107 move up in rankings1 Hawaii 0-7
(4-3-0)
4.3
107 105 move down in rankings2 Virginia 2-6
(3-4-1)
4.3
108 106 move down in rankings2 Georgia State 0-8
(5-2-1)
4.8
109 110 move up in rankings1 Alabama-Birmingham 2-5
(2-5-0)
4.8
110 111 move up in rankings1 Nevada 3-5
(3-5-0)
4.9
111 109 move down in rankings2 Kent State 2-7
(3-6-0)
4.9
112 112 no change in rankings Akron 2-7
(4-5-0)
5.2
113 115 move up in rankings2 Central Michigan 3-5
(2-6-0)
6.1
114 117 move up in rankings3 UL Monroe 4-4
(3-5-0)
6.1
115 113 move down in rankings2 Air Force 1-7
(2-6-0)
6.4
116 116 no change in rankings Massachusetts 1-7
(4-4-0)
6.6
117 114 move down in rankings3 California 1-7
(1-7-0)
7.0
118 118 no change in rankings Purdue 1-6
(2-5-0)
7.4
119 121 move up in rankings2 Miami (Ohio) 0-8
(2-6-0)
8.0
120 122 move up in rankings2 Florida International 1-6
(2-5-0)
8.2
121 119 move down in rankings2 Eastern Michigan 1-7
(1-7-0)
8.2
122 120 move down in rankings2 Southern Mississippi 0-7
(1-6-0)
8.5
123 123 no change in rankings Western Michigan 1-8
(3-6-0)
8.6
124 124 no change in rankings Idaho 1-7
(3-5-0)
9.9
125 125 no change in rankings New Mexico State 1-7
(1-6-0)
10.9
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