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.

NCF Power Rankings

Week 14 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 no change in rankings Alabama 11-0
(6-4-1)
-25.0 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 no change in rankings Florida State 11-0
(9-2-0)
-24.5 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 move up in rankings1 Ohio State 11-0
(6-4-1)
-24.0 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 move up in rankings4 Auburn 10-1
(9-2-0)
-23.5 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 move up in rankings2 Missouri 10-1
(9-1-1)
-22.0 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 no change in rankings Clemson 10-1
(6-5-0)
-21.5 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 move up in rankings4 Oklahoma State 10-1
(8-3-0)
-20.0 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 move down in rankings5 Baylor 9-1
(8-2-0)
-19.7 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 move up in rankings1 Stanford 9-2
(6-5-0)
-19.5 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 move up in rankings3 South Carolina 9-2
(5-6-0)
-19.0 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 move up in rankings1 Michigan State 10-1
(7-3-1)
-17.5 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 move down in rankings7 Oregon 9-2
(7-4-0)
-17.0 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 move up in rankings5 Arizona State 9-2
(6-5-0)
-16.8 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 no change in rankings Wisconsin 9-2
(9-1-1)
-16.5 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 move up in rankings2 Louisiana State 8-3
(5-5-1)
-16.0 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 no change in rankings Central Florida 9-1
(7-3-0)
-15.5 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 move up in rankings3 Louisville 10-1
(4-7-0)
-13.0 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 move down in rankings9 Texas A&M 8-3
(5-6-0)
-12.5 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 no change in rankings Fresno State 10-0
(4-6-0)
-12.0 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 move up in rankings3 Oklahoma 9-2
(6-5-0)
-11.8 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 no change in rankings Northern Illinois 11-0
(8-3-0)
-11.5 The Huskies keep on knocking off inferior opponents, but they face a daunting task in Toledo this Wednesday.
22 22 no change in rankings Southern California 9-3
(6-6-0)
-11.0 The Trojans have turned things around since firing Lane Kiffin. They have won five straight, including an upset at home over Stanford.
23 15 move down in rankings8 UCLA 8-3
(7-4-0)
-10.8 The Bruins lost to another great team on Saturday, with a late rally coming up just short at home versus Arizona State.
24 24 no change in rankings Duke 9-2
(9-2-0)
-10.3 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 move up in rankings19 Cincinnati 9-2
(6-5-0)
-10.0 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 no change in rankings Texas 7-3
(5-5-0)
-9.8
27 27 no change in rankings Michigan 7-4
(6-5-0)
-9.5
28 25 move down in rankings3 Mississippi 7-4
(6-5-0)
-9.0
29 29 no change in rankings Virginia Tech 7-4
(4-6-1)
-8.8
30 51 move up in rankings21 Miami 8-3
(4-7-0)
-8.5
31 31 no change in rankings Georgia 7-4
(2-8-1)
-8.3
32 32 no change in rankings Notre Dame 8-3
(4-6-1)
-8.0
33 65 move up in rankings32 Mississippi State 5-6
(6-5-0)
-7.7
34 34 no change in rankings Brigham Young 7-4
(5-5-1)
-7.5
35 73 move up in rankings38 Boston College 7-4
(7-4-0)
-7.4
36 36 no change in rankings Houston 7-4
(9-2-0)
-7.2
37 60 move up in rankings23 Utah State 7-4
(7-4-0)
-7.0
38 38 no change in rankings East Carolina 9-2
(6-5-0)
-6.9
39 39 no change in rankings Nebraska 8-3
(6-5-0)
-6.7
40 40 no change in rankings Arizona 7-4
(5-6-0)
-6.5
41 41 no change in rankings Minnesota 8-3
(8-3-0)
-6.3
42 42 no change in rankings Washington 7-4
(6-5-0)
-6.0
43 43 no change in rankings UL Lafayette 8-2
(4-6-0)
-5.5
44 47 move up in rankings3 Buffalo 8-3
(8-3-0)
-5.4
45 63 move up in rankings18 Vanderbilt 7-4
(6-5-0)
-5.3
46 46 no change in rankings Toledo 7-4
(7-3-1)
-5.0
47 58 move up in rankings11 Bowling Green 8-3
(8-3-0)
-4.7
48 48 no change in rankings Ball State 9-2
(7-4-0)
-4.5
49 49 no change in rankings Iowa 7-4
(6-5-0)
-4.2
50 76 move up in rankings26 San Diego State 7-4
(6-5-0)
-4.0
51 50 move down in rankings1 Texas Tech 7-4
(5-6-0)
-3.9
52 30 move down in rankings22 Oregon State 6-5
(5-6-0)
-3.9
53 28 move down in rankings25 Florida 4-7
(4-7-0)
-3.8
54 35 move down in rankings19 Penn State 6-5
(4-7-0)
-3.8
55 52 move down in rankings3 Georgia Tech 7-4
(5-5-1)
-3.7
56 56 no change in rankings Marshall 8-3
(7-4-0)
-3.7
57 33 move down in rankings24 Northwestern 4-7
(3-8-0)
-3.7
58 55 move down in rankings3 North Texas 7-4
(8-3-0)
-3.6
59 37 move down in rankings22 Utah 4-7
(6-5-0)
-3.5
60 57 move down in rankings3 Kansas State 6-5
(6-5-0)
-3.4
61 45 move down in rankings16 Indiana 4-7
(5-6-0)
-3.3
62 59 move down in rankings3 Boise State 7-4
(6-5-0)
-3.3
63 61 move down in rankings2 Rice 8-3
(7-4-0)
-3.0
64 54 move down in rankings10 Pittsburgh 6-5
(5-6-0)
-2.9
65 62 move down in rankings3 North Carolina 6-5
(7-4-0)
-1.7
66 53 move down in rankings13 Rutgers 5-5
(3-7-0)
-1.7
67 70 move up in rankings3 Navy 7-4
(8-3-0)
-0.5
68 67 move down in rankings1 Colorado State 6-6
(8-4-0)
-0.5
69 71 move up in rankings2 Western Kentucky 7-4
(5-6-0)
-0.2
70 68 move down in rankings2 South Alabama 4-6
(6-4-0)
-0.1
71 66 move down in rankings5 Maryland 6-5
(6-5-0)
0.0
72 69 move down in rankings3 Washington State 6-5
(8-3-0)
0.1
73 75 move up in rankings2 Tulane 7-4
(8-3-0)
0.2
74 64 move down in rankings10 Ohio 6-5
(5-6-0)
0.2
75 83 move up in rankings8 Florida Atlantic 5-6
(9-2-0)
0.8
76 74 move down in rankings2 Texas Christian 4-7
(3-8-0)
0.9
77 82 move up in rankings5 Texas-San Antonio 6-5
(7-4-0)
1.1
78 80 move up in rankings2 Memphis 3-7
(6-4-0)
1.2
79 72 move down in rankings7 Texas State 6-5
(5-6-0)
1.2
80 86 move up in rankings6 Arkansas State 7-4
(4-6-1)
1.8
81 77 move down in rankings4 Wyoming 5-6
(5-6-0)
1.9
82 78 move down in rankings4 North Carolina State 3-8
(4-7-0)
2.0
83 90 move up in rankings7 Middle Tennessee 7-4
(4-7-0)
2.1
84 81 move down in rankings3 Illinois 4-7
(5-6-0)
2.2
85 79 move down in rankings6 Tennessee 4-7
(4-7-0)
2.3
86 84 move down in rankings2 Wake Forest 4-7
(4-7-0)
2.5
87 85 move down in rankings2 Syracuse 5-6
(6-5-0)
2.8
88 89 move up in rankings1 San Jose State 5-6
(5-6-0)
3.0
89 88 move down in rankings1 West Virginia 4-7
(3-8-0)
3.1
90 87 move down in rankings3 New Mexico 3-8
(5-6-0)
3.3
91 93 move up in rankings2 Southern Methodist 5-5
(5-5-0)
3.7
92 91 move down in rankings1 Louisiana Tech 4-7
(4-7-0)
4.0
93 96 move up in rankings3 UNLV 6-5
(7-4-0)
4.1
94 92 move down in rankings2 Army 3-7
(4-6-0)
4.1
95 94 move down in rankings1 Temple 1-10
(7-4-0)
4.3
96 95 move down in rankings1 Troy 5-6
(4-6-1)
4.7
97 98 move up in rankings1 South Florida 2-8
(4-6-0)
5.1
98 99 move up in rankings1 Arkansas 3-8
(3-8-0)
5.3
99 97 move down in rankings2 Kentucky 2-9
(4-7-0)
5.5
100 101 move up in rankings1 Akron 4-7
(5-6-0)
6.0
101 106 move up in rankings5 Kent State 4-8
(4-8-0)
6.3
102 100 move down in rankings2 Tulsa 3-8
(3-8-0)
6.3
103 104 move up in rankings1 Nevada 4-7
(5-6-0)
6.5
104 102 move down in rankings2 Iowa State 2-9
(5-6-0)
6.6
105 103 move down in rankings2 UL Monroe 5-6
(4-7-0)
6.7
106 110 move up in rankings4 Central Michigan 5-6
(5-6-0)
6.7
107 108 move up in rankings1 Connecticut 1-9
(3-7-0)
7.5
108 107 move down in rankings1 Hawaii 0-11
(6-5-0)
7.5
109 111 move up in rankings2 Georgia State 0-11
(8-2-1)
7.7
110 105 move down in rankings5 Texas El Paso 2-9
(2-9-0)
7.8
111 109 move down in rankings2 Kansas 3-8
(4-7-0)
8.1
112 112 no change in rankings Colorado 4-7
(6-5-0)
8.5
113 114 move up in rankings1 Air Force 2-9
(3-8-0)
8.5
114 113 move down in rankings1 Alabama-Birmingham 2-9
(4-7-0)
9.0
115 115 no change in rankings Virginia 2-9
(4-6-1)
9.2
116 116 no change in rankings Massachusetts 1-10
(5-6-0)
10.3
117 117 no change in rankings Western Michigan 1-10
(3-8-0)
11.0
118 118 no change in rankings California 1-11
(2-10-0)
12.4
119 119 no change in rankings Miami (Ohio) 0-11
(3-8-0)
12.5
120 121 move up in rankings1 Purdue 1-10
(3-8-0)
12.9
121 120 move down in rankings1 Florida International 1-10
(3-8-0)
13.2
122 122 no change in rankings Eastern Michigan 2-9
(2-9-0)
13.6
123 123 no change in rankings Idaho 1-10
(3-8-0)
14.6
124 124 no change in rankings New Mexico State 1-10
(3-7-0)
14.7
125 125 no change in rankings Southern Mississippi 0-11
(2-9-0)
15.5
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