NCAA Power Rankings: Week 14

By Jesse Schule - Covers Expert

The top two teams in this week's power rankings remain unchanged as both 'Bama and Florida State steamrolled their opponents. Auburn jumps up to No. 4 and wait the No.1 Crimson Tide in the Iron Bowl.

NCAAF Power Rankings

Week 14 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-T
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 11-0-0
(6-4-1)
-25 Alabama
The Crimson Tide need to win on the road at Auburn to secure another undefeated season, and punch a ticket to the national championship game.
2 2 same 11-0-0
(9-2-0)
-24.5 Florida State
The Seminoles will meet rivals Florida in their final game of the season, and barring a major upset, we should see FSU play for the national title.
3 4 up 1 11-0-0
(6-4-1)
-24 Ohio State
You have to go back a long time since the Buckeyes last lost a football game. It looks like they have a clear path to another perfect season, but they've benefited from a pretty light schedule.
4 8 up 4 10-1-0
(9-2-0)
-23.5 Auburn
The Tigers will host Alabama in their final game of the season, and an upset will put them in the SEC championship game.
5 7 up 2 10-1-0
(9-1-1)
-22 Missouri
A win on the road over Ole Miss gives the Tigers a chance to book a ticket to the SEC title game with a win at home over Texas A&M this week.
6 6 same 10-1-0
(6-5-0)
-21.5 Clemson
The Tigers only loss came against a big, physical FSU team, and they might be hard pressed to see a better result on the road at South Carolina in their final game of the season.
7 11 up 4 10-1-0
(8-3-0)
-20 Oklahoma State
The Cowboys defense shut down Baylor's #1 ranked offense in an upset victory at home on Saturday. They will host Oklahoma in two weeks time.
8 3 down 5 9-1-0
(8-2-0)
-19.7 Baylor
The Bears bid for an undefeated season came to an end on the road at Oklahoma State Saturday, but they still have a shot at winning the Big-12. They will be on the road at TCU this week.
9 10 up 1 9-2-0
(6-5-0)
-19.5 Stanford
The Big Game was a big blowout win for the Cardinal over Cal, and Stanford will finish up the season at home against Notre Dame as a big favorite.
10 13 up 3 9-2-0
(5-6-0)
-19 South Carolina
The Gamecocks have won four straight, and they still have a shot at playing in the SEC championship game. It won't be easy, hosting Clemson at William Brice Stadium.
11 12 up 1 10-1-0
(7-3-1)
-17.5 Michigan State
The Spartans have won seven in a row, and this week's blowout win over Northwestern seals a date with Ohio State on December 7th in Big-10 title game.
12 5 down 7 9-2-0
(7-4-0)
-17 Oregon
The Ducks were shocked by Arizona on Saturday, not only losing their second game of the season, but getting blown out by a 26 point margin.
13 18 up 5 9-2-0
(6-5-0)
-16.75 Arizona State
The Sun Devils hung on to beat UCLA on the road Saturday, and the Pac-12 title is still in sight. Standing in their way will be rivals Arizona, who are coming off one of the biggest upsets of the year over Oregon.
14 14 same 9-2-0
(9-1-1)
-16.5 Wisconsin
The Badgers could be ranked a lot higher if it wasn't for that botched call by the officials back in Week 3 in Arizona.
15 17 up 2 8-3-0
(5-5-1)
-16 Louisiana State
When the Tigers hosted the Aggies this weekend, it looked like men against boys. LSU will finish the season with a home game against Arkansas.
16 16 same 9-1-0
(7-3-0)
-15.5 Central Florida
The Knights have won six straight since losing to South Carolina, and they will be big favorites in each of their last two games of the season.
17 20 up 3 10-1-0
(4-7-0)
-13 Louisville
The Cardinals still rank 2nd in the nation, with a defense that has allowed an average of just 11.4 points per game. They have a tough game on the road at Cincinnati to finish the season.
18 9 down 9 8-3-0
(5-6-0)
-12.5 Texas A&M
The Aggies didn't look good in a loss to LSU, and Johnny Manziel had one of the worst games of his career. He completed just 16-of-41 attempts for 224 yards, with a TD and an INT.
19 19 same 10-0-0
(4-6-0)
-12 Fresno State
The Bulldogs boast the nations' 5th ranked offense, averaging almost 47 points per game. Their impressive stats and 10-0 record has come against weak opposition though, as they haven't faced a ranked opponent.
20 23 up 3 9-2-0
(6-5-0)
-11.75 Oklahoma
The Sooners bounced back from an ugly loss to Baylor by winning on the road at Kansas State. They will finish the season on the road at Oklahoma State in two weeks time.
21 21 same 11-0-0
(8-3-0)
-11.5 Northern Illinois
The Huskies keep on knocking off inferior opponents, but they face a daunting task in Toledo this Wednesday.
22 22 same 9-3-0
(6-6-0)
-11 Southern California
The Trojans have turned things around since firing Lane Kiffin. They have won five straight, including an upset at home over Stanford.
23 15 down 8 8-3-0
(7-4-0)
-10.75 UCLA
The Bruins lost to another great team on Saturday, with a late rally coming up just short at home versus Arizona State.
24 24 same 9-2-0
(9-2-0)
-10.25 Duke
The Blue Devils have won seven straight, and two of those victories came against Top 25 teams. Two weeks ago they beat Miami by a score of 38-20.
25 44 up 19 9-2-0
(6-5-0)
-10 Cincinnati
The Bearcats have a 9-2 record, but they finish the season at home against Louisville, playing a Top 15 team for the first time this season.
26 26 same 7-3-0
(5-5-0)
-9.75 Texas
27 27 same 7-4-0
(6-5-0)
-9.5 Michigan
28 25 down 3 7-4-0
(6-5-0)
-9 Mississippi
29 29 same 7-4-0
(4-6-1)
-8.75 Virginia Tech
30 51 up 21 8-3-0
(4-7-0)
-8.5 Miami
31 31 same 7-4-0
(2-8-1)
-8.25 Georgia
32 32 same 8-3-0
(4-6-1)
-8 Notre Dame
33 65 up 32 5-6-0
(6-5-0)
-7.7 Mississippi State
34 34 same 7-4-0
(5-5-1)
-7.5 Brigham Young
35 73 up 38 7-4-0
(7-4-0)
-7.4 Boston College
36 36 same 7-4-0
(9-2-0)
-7.2 Houston
37 60 up 23 7-4-0
(7-4-0)
-7 Utah State
38 38 same 9-2-0
(6-5-0)
-6.9 East Carolina
39 39 same 8-3-0
(6-5-0)
-6.7 Nebraska
40 40 same 7-4-0
(5-6-0)
-6.5 Arizona
41 41 same 8-3-0
(8-3-0)
-6.3 Minnesota
42 42 same 7-4-0
(6-5-0)
-6 Washington
43 43 same 8-2-0
(4-6-0)
-5.5 UL Lafayette
44 47 up 3 8-3-0
(8-3-0)
-5.4 Buffalo
45 63 up 18 7-4-0
(6-5-0)
-5.3 Vanderbilt
46 46 same 7-4-0
(7-3-1)
-5 Toledo
47 58 up 11 8-3-0
(8-3-0)
-4.7 Bowling Green
48 48 same 9-2-0
(7-4-0)
-4.5 Ball State
49 49 same 7-4-0
(6-5-0)
-4.2 Iowa
50 76 up 26 7-4-0
(6-5-0)
-4 San Diego State
51 50 down 1 7-4-0
(5-6-0)
-3.918577 Texas Tech
52 30 down 22 6-5-0
(5-6-0)
-3.9 Oregon State
53 28 down 25 4-7-0
(4-7-0)
-3.8 Florida
54 35 down 19 6-5-0
(4-7-0)
-3.75 Penn State
55 52 down 3 7-4-0
(5-5-1)
-3.731893 Georgia Tech
56 56 same 8-3-0
(7-4-0)
-3.7 Marshall
57 33 down 24 4-7-0
(3-8-0)
-3.65 Northwestern
58 55 down 3 7-4-0
(8-3-0)
-3.6 North Texas
59 37 down 22 4-7-0
(6-5-0)
-3.5 Utah
60 57 down 3 6-5-0
(6-5-0)
-3.4 Kansas State
61 45 down 16 4-7-0
(5-6-0)
-3.328572 Indiana
62 59 down 3 7-4-0
(6-5-0)
-3.3 Boise State
63 61 down 2 8-3-0
(7-4-0)
-3.023776 Rice
64 54 down 10 6-5-0
(5-6-0)
-2.853946 Pittsburgh
65 62 down 3 6-5-0
(7-4-0)
-1.745739 North Carolina
66 53 down 13 5-5-0
(3-7-0)
-1.739045 Rutgers
67 70 up 3 7-4-0
(8-3-0)
-0.5237829 Navy
68 67 down 1 6-6-0
(8-4-0)
-0.4651743 Colorado State
69 71 up 2 7-4-0
(5-6-0)
-0.197985 Western Kentucky
70 68 down 2 4-6-0
(6-4-0)
-0.1461278 South Alabama
71 66 down 5 6-5-0
(6-5-0)
-0.01753444 Maryland
72 69 down 3 6-5-0
(8-3-0)
0.08297876 Washington State
73 75 up 2 7-4-0
(8-3-0)
0.1669222 Tulane
74 64 down 10 6-5-0
(5-6-0)
0.2423303 Ohio
75 83 up 8 5-6-0
(9-2-0)
0.7889951 Florida Atlantic
76 74 down 2 4-7-0
(3-8-0)
0.8606032 Texas Christian
77 82 up 5 6-5-0
(7-4-0)
1.117398 Texas-San Antonio
78 80 up 2 3-7-0
(6-4-0)
1.158699 Memphis
79 72 down 7 6-5-0
(5-6-0)
1.176655 Texas State
80 86 up 6 7-4-0
(4-6-1)
1.848954 Arkansas State
81 77 down 4 5-6-0
(5-6-0)
1.895792 Wyoming
82 78 down 4 3-8-0
(4-7-0)
1.980536 North Carolina State
83 90 up 7 7-4-0
(4-7-0)
2.110682 Middle Tennessee
84 81 down 3 4-7-0
(5-6-0)
2.150306 Illinois
85 79 down 6 4-7-0
(4-7-0)
2.275633 Tennessee
86 84 down 2 4-7-0
(4-7-0)
2.47096 Wake Forest
87 85 down 2 5-6-0
(6-5-0)
2.793205 Syracuse
88 89 up 1 5-6-0
(5-6-0)
2.96621 San Jose State
89 88 down 1 4-7-0
(3-8-0)
3.137297 West Virginia
90 87 down 3 3-8-0
(5-6-0)
3.335443 New Mexico
91 93 up 2 5-5-0
(5-5-0)
3.688249 Southern Methodist
92 91 down 1 4-7-0
(4-7-0)
3.987572 Louisiana Tech
93 96 up 3 6-5-0
(7-4-0)
4.07749 UNLV
94 92 down 2 3-7-0
(4-6-0)
4.112493 Army
95 94 down 1 1-10-0
(7-4-0)
4.314465 Temple
96 95 down 1 5-6-0
(4-6-1)
4.67398 Troy
97 98 up 1 2-8-0
(4-6-0)
5.133773 South Florida
98 99 up 1 3-8-0
(3-8-0)
5.333801 Arkansas
99 97 down 2 2-9-0
(4-7-0)
5.533118 Kentucky
100 101 up 1 4-7-0
(5-6-0)
6.037872 Akron
101 106 up 5 4-8-0
(4-8-0)
6.251904 Kent State
102 100 down 2 3-8-0
(3-8-0)
6.345432 Tulsa
103 104 up 1 4-7-0
(5-6-0)
6.480707 Nevada
104 102 down 2 2-9-0
(5-6-0)
6.565386 Iowa State
105 103 down 2 5-6-0
(4-7-0)
6.66723 UL Monroe
106 110 up 4 5-6-0
(5-6-0)
6.719798 Central Michigan
107 108 up 1 1-9-0
(3-7-0)
7.487753 Connecticut
108 107 down 1 0-11-0
(6-5-0)
7.5028 Hawaii
109 111 up 2 0-11-0
(8-2-1)
7.73324 Georgia State
110 105 down 5 2-9-0
(2-9-0)
7.835952 Texas El Paso
111 109 down 2 3-8-0
(4-7-0)
8.132745 Kansas
112 112 same 4-7-0
(6-5-0)
8.508696 Colorado
113 114 up 1 2-9-0
(3-8-0)
8.523137 Air Force
114 113 down 1 2-9-0
(4-7-0)
8.998759 Alabama-Birmingham
115 115 same 2-9-0
(4-6-1)
9.244031 Virginia
116 116 same 1-10-0
(5-6-0)
10.34881 Massachusetts
117 117 same 1-10-0
(3-8-0)
10.95423 Western Michigan
118 118 same 1-11-0
(2-10-0)
12.41901 California
119 119 same 0-11-0
(3-8-0)
12.53081 Miami (Ohio)
120 121 up 1 1-10-0
(3-8-0)
12.90385 Purdue
121 120 down 1 1-10-0
(3-8-0)
13.1712 Florida International
122 122 same 2-9-0
(2-9-0)
13.64313 Eastern Michigan
123 123 same 1-10-0
(3-8-0)
14.55489 Idaho
124 124 same 1-10-0
(3-7-0)
14.69937 New Mexico State
125 125 same 0-11-0
(2-9-0)
15.52274 Southern Mississippi
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