NCAAF Power Rankings: Week 11

By Jesse Schule - Covers Expert

With a blowout win over Miami, Florida State climbs up to No. 3 in this week's Power Rankings. 'Bama remains No. 1 after a bye week, but a meeting with LSU looms large.

NCAAF Power Rankings

Week 11 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, limiting the Vols to just 10 points in another blowout victory. The Tide have had an extra week to prepare for a home meeting with bitter rivals LSU on Saturday.
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 this Thursday.
3 4 up 1 8-0-0
(6-2-0)
-24 Florida State
The Seminoles ended Miami's bid for a perfect season, blowing out the Hurricanes by a score of 41-14. None of their remaining four games come against teams with a winning record.
4 3 down 1 7-0-0
(6-1-0)
-23.5 Baylor
The Bears have blown away the competition so far, but we'll find out if they are for real on Thursday night when they host the Oklahoma Sooners.
5 5 same 9-0-0
(6-2-1)
-22 Ohio State
The Buckeyes pitched a shutout for the second time this season, winning on the road by a score of 56-0 over Purdue. It looks like we could see the Buckeyes run the table for the second season in a row.
6 6 same 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 9 up 2 8-1-0
(7-2-0)
-20 Auburn
The Tigers moved to 8-1 with a win on the road over the Razorbacks, and their only loss of the season was a close game on the road versus LSU.
8 8 same 8-1-0
(4-5-0)
-19.7 Clemson
The Tigers are at 8-1, with back to back blowout victories over Maryland and Virginia since losing at home to FSU.
9 11 up 2 8-1-0
(7-1-1)
-19.5 Missouri
A week after losing in overtime to South Carolina, the Tigers defeated Tennessee by a score of 31-3. They will be on the road at Kentucky this week.
10 10 same 7-2-0
(4-4-1)
-19 Louisiana State
One of the most anticipated games of the year is coming up on November 9th when the Tigers face the Crimson Tide in Alabama.
11 12 up 1 7-2-0
(5-4-0)
-17.5 Texas A&M
The Aggies are averaging just short of 50 points per game, and they've recorded back to back blowout victories since being upset by Auburn three weeks ago.
12 14 up 2 7-1-0
(4-4-0)
-17 Oklahoma
The Sooners have a tough game coming up this Thursday, on the road against the nation's No. 1 offense in Baylor.
13 13 same 7-2-0
(4-5-0)
-16.75 South Carolina
The Gamecocks are coming off a pair of impressive victories over Missouri and Mississippi State, and they are at home this week hosting the Gators.
14 18 up 4 7-1-0
(5-3-0)
-16.5 Oklahoma State
The Cowboys won a big game on the road over Texas Tech, and they shouldn't have much trouble hosting Kansas this week.
15 19 up 4 6-2-0
(5-3-0)
-16 UCLA
Brett Hundley threw for a pair of TDs and ran in two more in a 45-23 win at Colorado, as the Bruins bounced back from losses on the road to Oregon and Stanford. They are in Arizona this Saturday.
16 7 down 9 7-1-0
(4-4-0)
-15.5 Miami
The Hurricanes flirted with disaster in back to back come from behind wins over North Carolina and Wake Forest, but they couldn't come back in a blowout loss to FSU this week.
17 20 up 3 6-1-0
(6-1-0)
-13 Central Florida
The Knights are 6-1, with their only loss coming against the Gamecocks in a close game. They upset Louisville on the road a few weeks ago, and they won't face a ranked opponent in any of their remaining games this season.
18 23 up 5 8-1-0
(5-3-1)
-12.5 Michigan State
The Spartans defeated their rivals Michigan in East Lansing by a score of 29-6, and they own the nation's #3 defense, allowing just 11.6 points per game.
19 15 down 4 7-1-0
(4-4-0)
-12 Louisville
The Cardinals bounced back from a loss to UCF with a convincing road win over the South Florida Bulls. They will be a big favorite on the road against the Connecticut Huskies on Friday.
20 27 up 7 6-2-0
(7-0-1)
-11.75 Wisconsin
The Badgers offense failed to get anything going in the first half in Iowa, but they went on to win 28-9 with 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. They will face another tough defensive team this week hosting BYU.
21 21 same 9-0-0
(6-3-0)
-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 22 same 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 17 down 6 8-0-0
(2-6-0)
-10.75 Fresno State
The Bulldogs have taken full advantage of a soft schedule, winning all eight games so far, but they've only covered the points in one of those games.
24 25 up 1 6-2-0
(5-3-0)
-10.25 Arizona State
The Sun Devils are 6-2 and they rank 6th in the nation averaging over 46 points per game. They don't have any easy games on the upcoming schedule, facing the Utes in Utah, hosting the Beavers, then taking on the Bruins on the road, and finishing off with a home game against the Wildcats.
25 26 up 1 7-2-0
(3-5-1)
-10 Notre Dame
The Irish move back into the rankings after winning four straight since losing at home to Oklahoma in September.
26 16 down 10 7-2-0
(5-4-0)
-9.75 Texas Tech
27 24 down 3 6-2-0
(4-4-0)
-9.5 Michigan
28 28 same 4-4-0
(3-5-0)
-9 Florida
29 29 same 6-3-0
(3-5-1)
-8.75 Virginia Tech
30 30 same 6-3-0
(4-5-0)
-8.5 Oregon State
31 31 same 5-3-0
(1-6-1)
-8.25 Georgia
32 32 same 5-3-0
(3-5-0)
-8 Rutgers
33 33 same 4-5-0
(3-6-0)
-7.7 Northwestern
34 34 same 5-3-0
(5-3-0)
-7.5 Mississippi
35 35 same 5-3-0
(3-5-0)
-7.4 Penn State
36 36 same 6-3-0
(4-4-1)
-7.2 Georgia Tech
37 37 same 4-4-0
(4-4-0)
-7 Utah
38 38 same 4-4-0
(3-5-0)
-6.9 Pittsburgh
39 39 same 6-2-0
(4-4-0)
-6.7 Nebraska
40 40 same 6-2-0
(4-4-0)
-6.5 Arizona
41 41 same 7-2-0
(6-3-0)
-6.3 Minnesota
42 42 same 5-3-0
(4-4-0)
-6 Washington
43 43 same 6-2-0
(4-4-0)
-5.75 UL Lafayette
44 44 same 6-2-0
(4-4-0)
-5.5 Cincinnati
45 45 same 3-5-0
(3-5-0)
-5.3 Indiana
46 46 same 6-2-0
(4-4-0)
-5 Texas
47 47 same 7-1-0
(7-1-0)
-4.7 Houston
48 48 same 8-1-0
(7-2-0)
-4.5 Ball State
49 49 same 5-4-0
(5-4-0)
-4.2 Iowa
50 50 same 6-2-0
(6-2-0)
-4 Duke
51 51 same 6-2-0
(3-5-0)
-3.9 East Carolina
52 55 up 3 6-3-0
(7-2-0)
-3.862523 North Texas
53 53 same 6-3-0
(4-5-0)
-3.75 Southern California
54 56 up 2 5-3-0
(5-3-0)
-3.444165 Marshall
55 54 down 1 6-3-0
(5-4-0)
-3.30023 Boise State
56 58 up 2 4-4-0
(5-3-0)
-3.252312 Kansas State
57 52 down 5 5-4-0
(6-3-0)
-3 Utah State
58 57 down 1 5-3-0
(5-3-0)
-2.669676 Bowling Green
59 64 up 5 6-2-0
(5-3-0)
-2.105534 Ohio
60 59 down 1 4-4-0
(3-5-0)
-1.519426 Vanderbilt
61 63 up 2 5-3-0
(5-3-0)
-1.430703 Maryland
62 62 same 4-4-0
(3-5-0)
-1.371675 Mississippi State
63 67 up 4 3-5-0
(4-4-0)
-1.244475 North Carolina
64 70 up 6 6-3-0
(6-3-0)
-1.224053 Rice
65 60 down 5 4-5-0
(6-3-0)
-1.161405 Washington State
66 61 down 5 4-5-0
(4-5-0)
-1.151848 Tennessee
67 73 up 6 6-2-0
(6-2-0)
-0.9150897 Buffalo
68 68 same 4-4-0
(5-3-0)
-0.8620105 Wyoming
69 65 down 4 3-5-0
(4-4-0)
-0.8016825 North Carolina State
70 66 down 4 3-5-0
(4-4-0)
-0.7432439 Illinois
71 77 up 6 6-3-0
(6-2-1)
-0.6575363 Toledo
72 71 down 1 3-5-0
(5-3-0)
-0.5615945 South Alabama
73 69 down 4 3-6-0
(2-7-0)
-0.3778722 Texas Christian
74 72 down 2 5-4-0
(4-5-0)
-0.02307607 Western Kentucky
75 74 down 1 6-3-0
(5-4-0)
0.09860371 Texas State
76 75 down 1 6-3-0
(6-3-0)
0.2349924 Tulane
77 78 up 1 4-5-0
(4-5-0)
0.2569099 Wake Forest
78 79 up 1 4-4-0
(5-3-0)
0.4985661 Boston College
79 81 up 2 4-4-0
(6-2-0)
0.6153129 Navy
80 82 up 2 4-5-0
(6-3-0)
0.7670743 Colorado State
81 80 down 1 1-6-0
(3-4-0)
0.8385342 Memphis
82 76 down 6 4-5-0
(3-6-0)
0.8568354 West Virginia
83 84 up 1 4-4-0
(3-5-0)
1.167958 San Diego State
84 85 up 1 2-6-0
(4-4-0)
1.740131 New Mexico
85 86 up 1 4-4-0
(5-3-0)
1.866142 Syracuse
86 87 up 1 4-5-0
(6-3-0)
1.881363 Texas-San Antonio
87 90 up 3 3-6-0
(7-2-0)
2.149216 Florida Atlantic
88 91 up 3 5-3-0
(5-3-0)
2.161974 San Jose State
89 83 down 6 3-6-0
(2-7-0)
2.349827 Arkansas
90 89 down 1 2-6-0
(4-4-0)
2.511731 Kentucky
91 93 up 2 3-6-0
(3-6-0)
3.197521 Army
92 96 up 4 4-4-0
(2-5-1)
3.278477 Arkansas State
93 95 up 2 5-4-0
(3-5-1)
3.32984 Troy
94 88 down 6 1-7-0
(3-5-0)
3.354902 Iowa State
95 94 down 1 2-6-0
(4-4-0)
3.409626 South Florida
96 99 up 3 3-5-0
(3-5-0)
3.461885 Louisiana Tech
97 97 same 5-4-0
(3-6-0)
3.582478 Middle Tennessee
98 98 same 1-8-0
(6-3-0)
3.643061 Temple
99 101 up 2 5-4-0
(5-4-0)
3.751053 UNLV
100 102 up 2 2-6-0
(1-7-0)
4.026098 Tulsa
101 92 down 9 1-7-0
(1-7-0)
4.134342 Texas El Paso
102 105 up 3 3-4-0
(2-5-0)
4.147054 Southern Methodist
103 103 same 2-6-0
(3-5-0)
4.704785 Kansas
104 100 down 4 3-5-0
(4-4-0)
4.716268 Colorado
105 104 down 1 0-7-0
(1-6-0)
4.830103 Connecticut
106 106 same 0-8-0
(4-4-0)
5.186587 Hawaii
107 109 up 2 2-6-0
(3-5-0)
5.27735 Alabama-Birmingham
108 110 up 2 3-6-0
(4-5-0)
5.419795 Nevada
109 112 up 3 3-7-0
(5-5-0)
5.500657 Akron
110 107 down 3 2-7-0
(3-5-1)
5.584213 Virginia
111 108 down 3 0-9-0
(6-2-1)
5.693846 Georgia State
112 111 down 1 2-8-0
(3-7-0)
5.769065 Kent State
113 114 up 1 5-4-0
(4-5-0)
5.797233 UL Monroe
114 113 down 1 3-5-0
(2-6-0)
6.363716 Central Michigan
115 115 same 2-7-0
(3-6-0)
6.957685 Air Force
116 116 same 1-8-0
(4-5-0)
7.75035 Massachusetts
117 117 same 1-8-0
(2-7-0)
8.114995 California
118 119 up 1 0-8-0
(2-6-0)
8.714643 Miami (Ohio)
119 118 down 1 1-7-0
(2-6-0)
8.853714 Purdue
120 120 same 1-7-0
(3-5-0)
8.90975 Florida International
121 123 up 2 1-8-0
(3-6-0)
9.37139 Western Michigan
122 121 down 1 1-8-0
(1-8-0)
10.00408 Eastern Michigan
123 122 down 1 0-8-0
(1-7-0)
10.29736 Southern Mississippi
124 124 same 1-8-0
(3-6-0)
11.22905 Idaho
125 125 same 1-8-0
(2-6-0)
11.88056 New Mexico State
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