NCAAF Power Rankings: Week 4

By Jesse Schule - Covers Expert

The top three remain unchanged, but Auburn and Texas A&M now hold the fourth and fifth spots respectively. Southern Cal plummets from No. 6 to No. 19 following its loss to Boston College.

NCAAF Power Rankings

Current Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-T
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 3-0-0
(1-2-0)
-25 Oregon
The Ducks bid for a conference title got a huge boost in Week 3, with Pac-12 rivals USC losing to Boston College.
2 2 same 3-0-0
(0-3-0)
-24.5 Alabama
Blake Sims appears to have won the starting job after throwing for 168 yards and 2 TDs, while picking up 46 yards and a TD on the ground.
3 3 same 2-0-0
(0-2-0)
-24 Florida State
The Seminoles run defense looked a little suspect allowing 250 rushing yards to Citadel in Week 2.
4 7 up 3 2-0-0
(2-0-0)
-23.5 Auburn
Cameron Artis-Payne is off to a fantastic start to the season, running for 289 yards and four TDs in the first two weeks.
5 10 up 5 3-0-0
(2-1-0)
-22 Texas A&M
Kenny Hill has thrown for 1,094 yards and 11 TDs in his first three games, that's 376 yards and three TDs more than Jameis Winston totaled in his first three games last year.
6 4 down 2 3-0-0
(2-1-0)
-21.5 Oklahoma
The Sooners are 3-0, but they should be tested on the road this week at West Virginia. They'll need to get it done without star RB Keith Ford.
7 9 up 2 3-0-0
(3-0-0)
-20 Baylor
The Bears have suffered injuries to their starting QB and two of their top receivers, but that hasn't stopped them from leading the nation in scoring averaging 59 points per game.
8 13 up 5 3-0-0
(3-0-0)
-19.5 Louisiana State
The Tigers own the nation's No. 2 ranked defense, allowing an average of just 8 points per game.
9 11 up 2 3-0-0
(3-0-0)
-19 Mississippi
Bo Wallace is off to a fantastic start, leading the Rebels to a 3-0 record, throwing for over 1,000 yards and nine TDs.
10 5 down 5 1-1-0
(1-1-0)
-18.5 Georgia
The Bulldogs were upset at South Carolina this week, but they play their next three games at home against unranked opponents.
11 12 up 1 3-0-0
(2-1-0)
-18 Notre Dame
The Irish defeated the Boilermakers by a score of 30-14 to move to 3-0, and they have a bye week coming up.
12 8 down 4 1-1-0
(1-1-0)
-17 Michigan State
The Spartans are still the team to beat in the Big-10, and they are coming off a bye week following the loss at Oregon in Week 2.
13 14 up 1 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-16 Stanford
The Cardinal own the top defense in the nation, having allowed a total of 13 points in three games. All of those points came against USC in a 13-10 loss.
14 15 up 1 3-0-0
(0-3-0)
-15.5 UCLA
The Bruins survived an injury to Brett Hundley, narrowly defeating the Longhorns in Texas on Saturday.
15 29 up 14 2-1-0
(1-2-0)
-15 South Carolina
The Gamecocks kept their season alive with an upset win over rivals Georgia this week.
16 19 up 3 3-0-0
(1-2-0)
-14.5 Arizona State
RB D.J. Foster is putting up big numbers for the Sun Devils, with over 500 yards and five TDs so far.
17 18 up 1 2-0-0
(0-2-0)
-14 Kansas State
The Wildcats will host Auburn on Thursday night, and they'll have had plenty of time to prepare coming off a bye week.
18 27 up 9 3-0-0
(2-1-0)
-13.5 Missouri
Maty Mauk has already thrown 12 TD passes for the Tigers, who are 3-0 on the season so far.
19 6 down 13 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-13 Southern California
The Trojan slipped way down in the rankings this week after a loss at Boston College on Saturday.
20 17 down 3 3-0-0
(2-1-0)
-12.75 Nebraska
The Cornhuskers won big on the road in Week 3 (55-19) at Fresno State.
21 21 same 1-1-0
(1-1-0)
-12.5 Clemson
Clemson scored 73 points in a win over South Carolina State, it's highest points total in 33 years.
22 20 down 2 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-12 Ohio State
J.T. Barrett picked apart Kent State, throwing for over 300 yards and 6 TDs.
23 23 same 1-1-0
(0-2-0)
-11.5 Wisconsin
The Badgers won in convincing fashion at home against Western Illinois in Week 2, and the schedule is loaded with cupcakes from here on out.
24 24 same 3-0-0
(2-1-0)
-11 Brigham Young
The Cougars survived a late rally from Houston in Provo, moving to 3-0 on the season.
25 25 same 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-10.5 Oklahoma State
The Cowboys host Texas Tech this week, looking to move to 3-1.
26 26 same 3-0-0
(2-1-0)
-9.75 Marshall
27 28 up 1 2-0-0
(1-1-0)
-9 Florida
28 22 down 6 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-8.75 Louisville
29 30 up 1 3-0-0
(2-1-0)
-8.5 Mississippi State
30 31 up 1 2-0-0
(2-0-0)
-8.25 Texas Christian
31 32 up 1 1-2-0
(2-1-0)
-8 Texas
32 33 up 1 2-1-0
(0-3-0)
-7.7 Iowa
33 34 up 1 3-0-0
(2-1-0)
-7.5 Penn State
34 42 up 8 3-0-0
(1-2-0)
-7.4 Washington
35 36 up 1 2-1-0
(1-2-0)
-7.2 Michigan
36 37 up 1 2-1-0
(1-2-0)
-7 Tennessee
37 38 up 1 1-0-0
(1-0-0)
-6.9 Cincinnati
38 39 up 1 0-2-0
(0-2-0)
-6.7 Central Florida
39 40 up 1 3-0-0
(1-2-0)
-6.5 Arizona
40 41 up 1 2-1-0
(1-2-0)
-6.3 Minnesota
41 35 down 6 2-1-0
(1-2-0)
-6 Miami
42 44 up 2 2-1-0
(0-3-0)
-5.5 Texas Tech
43 53 up 10 1-2-0
(2-1-0)
-5.5 Texas-San Antonio
44 45 up 1 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
-5.3 Western Kentucky
45 46 up 1 3-0-0
(1-1-1)
-5 Duke
46 47 up 1 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-4.7 Boise State
47 48 up 1 3-0-0
(1-2-0)
-4.5 Georgia Tech
48 49 up 1 3-0-0
(3-0-0)
-4.2 Northern Illinois
49 50 up 1 2-0-0
(0-2-0)
-4 Oregon State
50 16 down 34 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-3.8 Virginia Tech
51 56 up 5 3-0-0
(2-1-0)
-3.764875 Pittsburgh
52 52 same 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-3.75 Alabama-Birmingham
53 55 up 2 2-1-0
(3-0-0)
-3.654208 Kentucky
54 60 up 6 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-3.571083 Boston College
55 70 up 15 2-1-0
(3-0-0)
-3.36475 Texas El Paso
56 43 down 13 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
-2.950875 UL Lafayette
57 64 up 7 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-2.812333 Navy
58 54 down 4 2-1-0
(1-2-0)
-2.651833 Central Michigan
59 51 down 8 0-2-0
(0-2-0)
-2.555625 Northwestern
60 57 down 3 2-1-0
(1-2-0)
-2.373042 Illinois
61 59 down 2 2-0-0
(2-0-0)
-2.364333 Utah
62 58 down 4 1-1-0
(1-1-0)
-2.274708 Temple
63 61 down 2 2-1-0
(1-2-0)
-2.010083 UL Monroe
64 79 up 15 2-0-0
(1-1-0)
-1.837667 Syracuse
65 71 up 6 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-1.75 Rutgers
66 63 down 3 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-1.667944 Nevada
67 66 down 1 3-0-0
(1-2-0)
-1.60125 North Carolina State
68 62 down 6 2-0-0
(2-0-0)
-1.453917 California
69 73 up 4 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-1.03625 Wyoming
70 85 up 15 1-2-0
(2-1-0)
-0.9837083 Iowa State
71 67 down 4 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
-0.8662916 Colorado State
72 65 down 7 1-1-0
(1-1-0)
-0.8304722 South Alabama
73 69 down 4 2-1-0
(1-2-0)
-0.7651666 Maryland
74 72 down 2 2-0-0
(0-2-0)
-0.4236667 North Carolina
75 68 down 7 1-1-0
(1-1-0)
-0.335125 Army
76 87 up 11 1-2-0
(2-1-0)
-0.03866667 Purdue
77 99 up 22 2-1-0
(3-0-0)
-0.00225 Virginia
78 75 down 3 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
0.1396875 New Mexico State
79 82 up 3 2-1-0
(1-2-0)
0.13975 Air Force
80 77 down 3 1-1-0
(0-2-0)
0.15525 Indiana
81 81 same 1-2-0
(3-0-0)
0.2814583 Georgia Southern
82 84 up 2 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
0.3011667 Ball State
83 76 down 7 1-2-0
(3-0-0)
0.3380833 Florida International
84 86 up 2 1-1-0
(2-0-0)
0.3611667 San Diego State
85 104 up 19 2-1-0
(3-0-0)
0.3890417 West Virginia
86 80 down 6 1-1-0
(1-1-0)
0.3953333 Texas State
87 92 up 5 2-1-0
(3-0-0)
0.427 East Carolina
88 83 down 5 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
0.4492917 Georgia State
89 90 up 1 1-1-0
(2-0-0)
0.5664167 Memphis
90 93 up 3 2-1-0
(3-0-0)
0.5834583 Middle Tennessee
91 89 down 2 0-2-0
(1-1-0)
0.7345417 Idaho
92 95 up 3 2-1-0
(1-2-0)
0.7627292 Old Dominion
93 78 down 15 1-1-0
(0-2-0)
0.8073334 Kansas
94 74 down 20 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
0.8783426 Tulsa
95 94 down 1 1-2-0
(3-0-0)
0.946625 Hawaii
96 88 down 8 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
1.022875 South Florida
97 96 down 1 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
1.235667 Ohio
98 101 up 3 1-1-0
(1-1-0)
1.276125 Western Michigan
99 91 down 8 1-2-0
(0-3-0)
1.314583 Buffalo
100 97 down 3 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
1.334542 Wake Forest
101 110 up 9 2-1-0
(3-0-0)
1.441333 Louisiana Tech
102 102 same 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
1.590583 Washington State
103 98 down 5 1-2-0
(2-1-0)
1.6865 Arkansas State
104 103 down 1 1-1-0
(1-1-0)
1.7065 Akron
105 113 up 8 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
1.861375 Arkansas
106 105 down 1 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
1.868009 North Texas
107 106 down 1 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
2.061458 Colorado
108 109 up 1 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
2.316 Tulane
109 108 down 1 0-3-0
(2-1-0)
2.485375 Miami (Ohio)
110 100 down 10 0-3-0
(0-3-0)
2.506083 Kent State
111 111 same 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
2.568667 Houston
112 107 down 5 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
2.573292 Toledo
113 112 down 1 0-3-0
(2-1-0)
2.776917 Massachusetts
114 114 same 1-2-0
(0-3-0)
3.20925 Connecticut
115 115 same 0-2-0
(0-2-0)
3.35925 New Mexico
116 117 up 1 2-1-0
(2-1-0)
3.607292 Bowling Green
117 116 down 1 1-1-0
(1-1-0)
3.722167 San Jose State
118 119 up 1 2-1-0
(0-3-0)
3.734542 Utah State
119 118 down 1 0-2-0
(1-1-0)
4.198709 Rice
120 121 up 1 1-1-0
(1-1-0)
4.474833 Appalachian State
121 122 up 1 0-3-0
(1-2-0)
4.883542 Troy
122 120 down 2 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
4.899542 Eastern Michigan
123 123 same 1-2-0
(0-3-0)
5.136209 UNLV
124 124 same 1-2-0
(0-3-0)
5.400417 Vanderbilt
125 125 same 1-2-0
(1-2-0)
5.999959 Southern Mississippi
126 126 same 0-3-0
(0-3-0)
6.617417 Fresno State
127 127 same 0-2-0
(0-2-0)
7.010917 Southern Methodist
128 128 same 1-2-0
(2-1-0)
7.883148 Florida Atlantic