2012 College Football Week 6 Power Rankings: Cincinnati Joins Top 25

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2012 College Football Week 6 Power Rankings: Cincinnati Joins Top 25
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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 - 85.5 32.4 16.0
2. Georgia Bulldogs - 82.6 31.8 17.0
3. USC Trojans - 82.6 34.7 19.9
4. LSU Tigers - 82.2 29.3 15.8
5. Oregon Ducks - 81.1 31.9 18.8
6. Florida State Seminoles - 77.8 29.5 17.9
7. West Virginia Mountaineers - 76.1 32.4 21.5
8. Ohio State Buckeyes +2 75.1 28.6 19.1
9. South Carolina Gamecocks - 74.6 27.1 17.5
10. Oklahoma Sooners -2 73.1 30.1 20.4
11. Clemson Tigers +1 72.5 29.6 21.3
12. Texas Longhorns -1 72.1 26.9 17.8
13. Notre Dame Fighting Irish +2 71.6 28.7 19.9
14. TCU Horned Frogs -1 71.5 30.2 21.4
15. Michigan Wolverines +3 71.1 27.3 18.7
16. Oklahoma State Cowboys +4 70.4 29.9 21.7
17. Michigan State Spartans - 70.2 26.8 18.8
18. Stanford Cardinal -4 69.4 27.0 19.4
19. Florida Gators -3 67.9 24.8 17.5
20. Texas A&M Aggies +5 67.6 27.3 20.6
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
21. Cincinnati Bearcats +28 66.9 26.5 19.9
22. Nebraska Cornhuskers -1 66.4 27.7 21.0
23. Virginia Tech Hokies -4 66.0 26.9 20.7
24. Louisville Cardinals +6 65.9 26.5 20.9
25. Rutgers Scarlet Knights -2 65.6 25.6 19.8
26. Kansas State Wildcats +1 65.3 26.1 20.5
27. Washington Huskies -1 65.2 28.4 22.6
28. Boise State Broncos -4 65.1 28.8 22.8
29. Mississippi State Bulldogs +2 64.5 26.1 20.5
30. North Carolina Tar Heels +8 63.6 27.3 22.0
31. Arizona State Sun Devils +2 63.5 27.5 21.7
32. UCLA Bruins +8 63.3 26.1 21.2
33. Tennessee Volunteers -4 63.2 25.3 20.0
34. Oregon State Beavers -2 62.8 28.1 22.9
35. Missouri Tigers - 62.3 24.8 20.2
36. Texas Tech Red Raiders +6 62.0 30.3 25.3
37. Miami (FL) Hurricanes +18 61.4 26.7 22.4
38. Wisconsin Badgers -1 60.8 26.1 21.7
39. Purdue Boilermakers -5 60.6 25.8 21.6
40. Penn State Nittany Lions +21 60.5 25.1 21.0
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
41. Brigham Young Cougars +7 60.3 25.2 21.1
42. Vanderbilt Commodores +1 60.2 23.6 19.9
43. Virginia Cavaliers +10 59.8 25.0 21.7
44. Northwestern Wildcats -3 59.6 26.5 22.5
45. North Carolina State Wolfpack -9 59.4 24.7 21.0
46. Baylor Bears -2 59.3 26.4 22.7
47. Arizona Wildcats -8 58.5 27.5 24.2
48. Iowa State Cyclones -1 58.3 25.1 22.5
49. Auburn Tigers -3 57.9 24.3 21.5
50. Utah Utes - 57.5 23.2 20.3
51. Washington State Cougars +1 57.3 27.3 24.8
52. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -30 56.6 27.1 24.2
53. Arkansas Razorbacks -25 56.3 26.4 23.7
54. South Florida Bulls - 55.9 25.4 22.6
55. Wake Forest Demon Deacons -4 55.5 25.3 22.9
56. Iowa Hawkeyes +1 55.1 24.9 22.4
57. Pittsburgh Panthers +1 54.8 25.4 23.3
58. Nevada Wolf Pack -2 54.5 25.7 23.8
59. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +4 54.4 28.3 26.3
60. Syracuse Orange +6 53.3 24.6 23.3
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
61. California Golden Bears -16 53.1 23.7 22.4
62. Tulsa Golden Hurricane - 53.1 26.1 25.3
63. UCF Knights -3 52.2 25.3 24.7
64. Toledo Rockets - 51.9 26.4 25.3
65. Fresno State Bulldogs +10 51.6 25.9 25.7
66. Ohio Bobcats -7 50.2 24.4 24.4
67. Connecticut Huskies -2 49.7 21.0 21.1
68. Boston College Eagles +2 49.6 22.6 22.8
69. Maryland Terrapins - 48.0 22.6 23.5
70. Illinois Fighting Illini -2 47.8 21.1 21.9
71. Duke Blue Devils -4 47.3 25.0 25.8
72. Northern Illinois Huskies +6 46.0 23.0 24.7
73. Utah State Aggies +3 45.8 24.2 25.6
74. Marshall Thundering Herd -2 45.5 24.6 26.2
75. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +5 45.4 24.7 26.4
76. Western Michigan Broncos +1 45.2 25.2 27.1
77. Minnesota Golden Gophers -3 44.7 22.2 23.7
78. Houston Cougars +3 44.2 24.6 27.2
79. Mississippi Rebels -8 43.3 20.6 22.5
80. Temple Owls -1 43.2 20.9 23.4
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
81. Kansas Jayhawks +5 41.9 23.3 26.2
82. Arkansas State Red Wolves -9 41.8 23.6 26.9
83. Southern Methodist Mustangs -1 41.4 23.1 26.3
84. Indiana Hoosiers +3 40.6 22.3 25.3
85. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns +3 40.5 24.0 27.3
86. Wyoming Cowboys +10 39.6 20.9 25.2
87. Kentucky Wildcats +3 39.3 17.8 21.4
88. San Jose State Spartans +14 39.1 24.3 28.7
89. Colorado Buffaloes - 39.1 21.3 26.0
90. Ball State Cardinals +4 39.0 23.4 27.4
91. Bowling Green Falcons +1 38.6 21.4 25.8
92. Miami (OH) RedHawks -8 38.5 21.5 25.6
93. Air Force Falcons - 38.3 22.7 27.0
94. FIU Golden Panthers -3 36.5 22.1 27.2
95. Rice Owls +3 36.1 23.0 28.4
96. East Carolina Pirates +1 36.1 21.9 27.1
97. Navy Midshipmen -14 35.7 20.8 25.7
98. San Diego State Aztecs -13 35.1 19.9 25.7
99. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +4 34.9 21.0 26.8
100. Central Michigan Chippewas - 34.1 22.4 28.6
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
101. Army Black Knights - 32.7 19.6 26.5
102. Southern Miss Golden Eagles +2 30.7 18.5 25.9
103. Kent State Golden Flashes +4 29.6 15.7 23.5
104. UTEP Miners -5 29.3 19.4 28.0
105. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +7 28.4 21.8 30.2
106. Troy Trojans +2 28.3 21.4 30.4
107. North Texas Mean Green -2 28.2 19.9 28.7
108. Colorado State Rams -2 27.3 17.5 26.0
109. Hawaii Warriors -14 26.3 18.0 27.5
110. UNLV Rebels - 26.2 18.6 28.3
111. Buffalo Bulls -2 25.8 17.4 27.3
112. UAB Blazers -1 24.4 19.7 30.0
113. New Mexico State Aggies +2 24.2 19.8 30.7
114. Eastern Michigan Eagles - 24.1 16.6 26.6
115. Tulane Green Wave -2 22.3 16.6 28.4
116. Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners +6 20.8 19.1 31.2
117. Florida Atlantic Owls - 19.2 16.2 29.5
118. Akron Zips - 18.6 16.2 29.8
119. Memphis Tigers -3 18.5 16.5 30.3
120. New Mexico Lobos -1 18.3 17.1 30.3
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
121. Idaho Vandals -1 17.9 17.0 30.6
122. Texas State Bobcats -1 15.0 16.0 31.5
123. Massachusetts Minutemen +1 13.9 14.6 30.7
124. South Alabama Jaguars -1 11.9 15.2 32.7
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