2012 College Football Week 4 Power Rankings: Notre Dame Back in the Spotlight

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2012 College Football Week 4 Power Rankings: Notre Dame Back in the Spotlight
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WhatIfSports.com utilizes its NCAA football simulation to present the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking of all 124 FBS teams. We simulated thousands of games and used those winning percentages to evaluate every team. All 124 teams are ranked below with their average points for and against from the simulated games. Simulations are based on updated rosters and depth charts so significant week-to-week changes may occur once the regular season kicks off.

Teams Ranked by Winning Percentage
(everyone plays everyone 100 times)

  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
1. Alabama Crimson Tide - 86.7 32.2 15.8
2. LSU Tigers +1 86.5 31.0 15.4
3. USC Trojans -1 84.0 34.8 19.9
4. Georgia Bulldogs - 81.9 31.0 17.4
5. Oregon Ducks - 80.1 32.0 19.2
6. Oklahoma Sooners - 78.7 31.9 19.3
7. Florida State Seminoles - 78.3 30.0 17.8
8. West Virginia Mountaineers - 76.3 32.6 21.5
9. South Carolina Gamecocks - 75.5 27.4 17.4
10. Notre Dame Fighting Irish +14 72.6 28.6 19.9
11. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +8 72.0 29.0 20.7
12. TCU Horned Frogs -2 72.0 30.3 21.2
13. Ohio State Buckeyes -2 71.8 28.6 19.3
14. Texas Longhorns -2 71.7 27.1 18.3
15. Clemson Tigers - 71.3 29.4 21.1
16. Oklahoma State Cowboys +4 71.2 29.7 21.3
17. Stanford Cardinal +5 71.1 27.8 19.4
18. Arkansas Razorbacks -1 70.5 29.0 20.9
19. Virginia Tech Hokies -5 70.0 26.5 18.6
20. Michigan Wolverines -4 70.0 27.8 19.0
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
21. Nebraska Cornhuskers +2 69.2 28.4 20.6
22. Texas A&M Aggies +13 69.1 27.5 20.3
23. Louisville Cardinals +4 69.0 27.6 20.5
24. Michigan State Spartans -11 67.9 26.5 19.1
25. Boise State Broncos -4 66.7 29.1 22.2
26. Florida Gators - 66.5 24.7 17.7
27. Missouri Tigers +11 65.3 26.1 20.5
28. UCLA Bruins +5 64.2 27.2 21.7
29. Arizona Wildcats +3 63.9 29.7 24.0
30. Tennessee Volunteers +4 63.6 25.6 20.1
31. North Carolina State Wolfpack +9 63.6 25.5 20.5
32. Washington Huskies -1 63.0 28.4 23.2
33. Kansas State Wildcats +4 63.0 26.2 21.2
34. Utah Utes +10 62.7 24.3 19.1
35. Mississippi State Bulldogs -6 61.7 25.4 20.6
36. North Carolina Tar Heels - 61.0 27.2 22.3
37. South Florida Bulls -7 60.9 25.7 21.4
38. Wisconsin Badgers -13 60.5 25.9 21.8
39. Purdue Boilermakers +7 60.0 25.6 21.7
40. Brigham Young Cougars -22 60.0 24.4 20.8
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
41. Northwestern Wildcats -2 59.8 26.7 22.5
42. Baylor Bears +5 59.5 26.7 23.0
43. Arizona State Sun Devils -15 59.2 26.2 22.3
44. Virginia Cavaliers -1 58.6 25.5 22.0
45. Vanderbilt Commodores -3 58.2 23.5 20.1
46. California Golden Bears -5 57.6 25.4 22.5
47. Cincinnati Bearcats +8 57.5 24.4 21.1
48. Texas Tech Red Raiders -3 57.4 29.0 25.8
49. Washington State Cougars +4 57.3 27.4 24.5
50. Iowa Hawkeyes +2 56.7 24.8 22.3
51. Iowa State Cyclones -3 56.6 25.1 22.6
52. Oregon State Beavers -2 56.6 25.6 22.9
53. Auburn Tigers -2 56.2 24.0 21.6
54. Miami (FL) Hurricanes - 56.1 25.2 22.3
55. Rutgers Scarlet Knights +1 55.9 23.3 20.2
56. Wake Forest Demon Deacons -7 55.6 24.9 22.9
57. Nevada Wolf Pack +1 54.5 25.6 23.7
58. Syracuse Orange -1 54.2 24.8 23.7
59. UCF Knights +5 53.0 25.4 24.6
60. Pittsburgh Panthers +3 52.6 24.9 23.9
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
61. Illinois Fighting Illini -2 52.4 21.7 20.7
62. Ohio Bobcats -2 51.4 24.2 23.8
63. Penn State Nittany Lions +6 49.7 21.7 21.5
64. Toledo Rockets +2 49.3 25.4 25.6
65. Connecticut Huskies +3 49.2 21.5 21.3
66. Tulsa Golden Hurricane -5 49.0 25.8 25.7
67. Duke Blue Devils - 48.8 25.2 25.4
68. Boston College Eagles +2 48.7 22.7 22.9
69. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -4 48.7 26.2 26.8
70. Utah State Aggies +5 47.9 24.3 25.1
71. Maryland Terrapins +1 46.8 22.4 23.5
72. Marshall Thundering Herd +2 45.7 24.5 25.9
73. Mississippi Rebels +11 45.5 20.5 22.3
74. Temple Owls +5 45.4 21.3 22.6
75. Arkansas State Red Wolves +5 45.3 25.0 26.5
76. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +15 44.2 24.7 27.1
77. Minnesota Golden Gophers +4 44.1 22.3 24.1
78. San Diego State Aztecs - 44.1 22.4 24.5
79. Fresno State Bulldogs +7 43.9 24.1 26.1
80. Kentucky Wildcats -7 43.7 19.6 21.7
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
81. Indiana Hoosiers +8 43.3 22.5 24.7
82. Western Michigan Broncos - 43.3 24.8 27.3
83. Northern Illinois Huskies -6 43.1 22.2 24.6
84. Houston Cougars -22 42.0 24.8 27.3
85. Navy Midshipmen -14 41.9 22.3 25.5
86. Kansas Jayhawks +1 41.7 23.0 26.1
87. Southern Miss Golden Eagles -11 41.4 21.8 25.2
88. Miami (OH) RedHawks - 40.8 21.6 25.0
89. Air Force Falcons -4 40.7 23.0 26.0
90. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns +3 40.1 24.0 27.8
91. Southern Methodist Mustangs -8 39.9 22.8 26.0
92. FIU Golden Panthers -2 39.0 22.6 26.6
93. Bowling Green Falcons -1 38.8 21.9 26.3
94. Wyoming Cowboys +1 38.6 20.6 25.3
95. Ball State Cardinals +2 37.8 22.9 27.7
96. East Carolina Pirates +2 36.2 21.7 26.8
97. Hawaii Warriors -3 36.2 20.3 25.5
98. UTEP Miners +3 35.6 21.5 27.4
99. Rice Owls - 34.9 22.3 28.3
100. Army Black Knights -4 34.0 19.2 25.9
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
101. Colorado Buffaloes -1 33.6 19.2 25.9
102. Tulane Green Wave +4 30.6 19.7 27.7
103. San Jose State Spartans +10 30.2 20.8 29.2
104. Central Michigan Chippewas -2 29.2 19.8 27.8
105. Troy Trojans -2 28.2 21.2 29.9
106. Colorado State Rams -2 27.7 17.7 26.4
107. Kent State Golden Flashes - 27.7 14.7 24.2
108. Eastern Michigan Eagles +4 25.7 16.8 26.8
109. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +1 25.6 18.8 28.4
110. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +1 25.3 19.6 30.1
111. North Texas Mean Green -6 25.0 19.8 29.0
112. New Mexico State Aggies +2 24.6 19.9 30.6
113. UAB Blazers -4 24.4 19.8 30.2
114. Buffalo Bulls -6 23.9 17.8 27.7
115. Florida Atlantic Owls +3 19.0 15.9 29.7
116. UNLV Rebels -1 18.9 15.8 28.9
117. Memphis Tigers -1 18.4 16.5 30.2
118. Akron Zips -1 17.6 16.0 30.0
119. New Mexico Lobos - 16.5 16.3 30.3
120. Idaho Vandals - 16.0 15.6 30.7
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
121. Texas State Bobcats - 15.5 15.9 31.2
122. South Alabama Jaguars +1 13.2 14.7 32.5
123. Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners -1 13.0 15.8 33.0
124. Massachusetts Minutemen - 9.9 12.2 31.9
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