2011 College Football Week 10 Power Rankings: LSU Climbs as Showdown Looms

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2011 College Football Week 10 Power Rankings: LSU Climbs as Showdown Looms
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WhatIfSports.com utilizes its NCAA football simulation to present the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking of all 120 FBS teams. We simulated thousands of games and used those winning percentages to evaluate every team. All 120 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 - 90.6 37.6 14.5
2. LSU Tigers +2 89.0 36.2 15.9
3. Boise State Broncos +2 88.8 41.0 20.6
4. Stanford Cardinal -2 88.8 40.9 20.4
5. Oklahoma Sooners +2 87.4 38.8 19.9
6. Wisconsin Badgers - 84.9 36.9 19.1
7. Oklahoma State Cowboys +1 84.5 40.5 23.4
8. Oregon Ducks -5 84.1 37.4 20.6
9. Arkansas Razorbacks - 78.4 34.9 21.7
10. TCU Horned Frogs +2 78.2 34.7 21.6
11. USC Trojans +2 77.9 35.2 21.7
12. Georgia Bulldogs +2 77.4 34.1 21.2
13. Clemson Tigers -2 77.1 32.5 20.9
14. Michigan State Spartans -4 76.9 33.0 20.4
15. West Virginia Mountaineers +6 75.9 32.9 22.0
16. Florida State Seminoles -1 75.3 33.3 20.8
17. Texas A&M Aggies -1 75.2 34.7 22.8
18. Nebraska Cornhuskers +1 74.9 28.9 18.0
19. Virginia Tech Hokies -2 72.8 30.7 20.5
20. Missouri Tigers +6 72.2 29.7 20.6
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
21. Ohio State Buckeyes +7 71.9 28.9 19.3
22. Arizona State Sun Devils -4 71.7 30.9 21.2
23. South Carolina Gamecocks -3 71.7 29.3 20.3
24. Texas Longhorns -2 68.9 29.3 20.9
25. Notre Dame Fighting Irish +7 67.9 29.6 21.9
26. Mississippi State Bulldogs -1 67.4 29.8 22.0
27. Florida Gators - 67.1 27.1 20.2
28. Auburn Tigers -4 66.0 29.8 22.2
29. Miami (FL) Hurricanes -6 65.9 30.0 22.9
30. Penn State Nittany Lions - 65.5 26.8 20.6
31. Baylor Bears - 64.6 33.1 27.2
32. Washington Huskies +2 64.6 30.0 23.5
33. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +4 64.3 26.8 20.3
34. Houston Cougars +13 64.3 36.8 31.1
35. Kansas State Wildcats -6 63.6 30.0 24.2
36. Iowa Hawkeyes -3 63.4 28.2 22.4
37. Cincinnati Bearcats +1 62.7 31.3 25.5
38. North Carolina Tar Heels +6 62.5 28.3 22.8
39. Texas Tech Red Raiders -3 62.5 32.0 26.7
40. South Florida Bulls +5 62.3 28.7 23.4
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
41. Pittsburgh Panthers -1 62.1 27.0 21.7
42. Michigan Wolverines - 61.9 30.6 25.3
43. Tennessee Volunteers - 61.1 27.1 21.9
44. Arizona Wildcats -5 60.3 28.8 23.9
45. Illinois Fighting Illini +1 59.9 27.3 23.3
46. California Golden Bears -5 59.4 25.4 21.7
47. Syracuse Orange -12 57.9 27.0 23.9
48. Utah Utes +1 56.3 27.5 24.3
49. Brigham Young Cougars +5 55.9 27.5 24.8
50. Northern Illinois Huskies +2 55.6 30.3 27.7
51. Oregon State Beavers - 55.3 26.7 24.0
52. UCLA Bruins +6 54.7 27.4 25.0
53. UCF Knights +3 54.0 29.1 27.5
54. San Diego State Aztecs -6 53.1 28.2 26.0
55. Toledo Rockets -5 52.6 28.7 27.1
56. Southern Miss Golden Eagles +4 51.7 30.6 29.3
57. Hawaii Warriors +2 51.7 30.8 29.7
58. Boston College Eagles +5 50.8 24.1 23.7
59. Louisville Cardinals +11 50.5 24.4 24.0
60. Northwestern Wildcats -3 50.5 26.3 26.3
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
61. Tulsa Golden Hurricane +3 50.0 31.3 31.4
62. Purdue Boilermakers -1 49.4 25.2 25.7
63. North Carolina State Wolfpack -8 48.8 26.1 26.1
64. Temple Owls +1 48.4 24.6 24.9
65. Vanderbilt Commodores +15 48.3 23.6 24.5
66. Virginia Cavaliers +8 48.0 24.8 25.3
67. Air Force Falcons -5 47.9 24.8 25.1
68. Wake Forest Demon Deacons -2 47.5 26.7 27.6
69. Maryland Terrapins -16 47.2 23.4 24.8
70. Connecticut Huskies +3 46.9 22.8 24.5
71. Mississippi Rebels -2 46.4 26.3 27.6
72. Kentucky Wildcats +3 46.3 22.4 24.1
73. East Carolina Pirates -5 45.8 28.1 29.6
74. Rutgers Scarlet Knights -2 45.3 23.1 24.6
75. Duke Blue Devils +1 45.1 26.4 29.0
76. Colorado Buffaloes +2 44.5 25.2 28.0
77. Washington State Cougars +6 44.2 26.4 28.8
78. Navy Midshipmen -7 43.1 24.3 27.0
79. Fresno State Bulldogs - 41.7 25.5 29.7
80. Iowa State Cyclones +2 41.4 22.8 26.8
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
81. Southern Methodist Mustangs -14 40.0 24.9 29.2
82. Ohio Bobcats -5 39.8 23.5 27.1
83. Nevada Wolf Pack -2 39.1 24.4 28.7
84. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs - 38.4 25.7 30.3
85. FIU Golden Panthers +1 36.7 23.7 29.6
86. Arkansas State Red Wolves -1 34.8 24.0 30.6
87. Marshall Thundering Herd +13 33.3 21.3 28.5
88. Central Michigan Chippewas -1 32.8 22.8 29.5
89. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +3 32.8 20.8 28.7
90. Army Black Knights +1 32.0 19.5 27.6
91. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns -1 31.6 23.1 30.7
92. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +4 30.4 21.3 30.1
93. Wyoming Cowboys +15 29.1 19.5 29.2
94. Kent State Golden Flashes +1 28.9 17.5 27.0
95. Western Michigan Broncos -2 28.7 21.7 30.5
96. Miami (OH) RedHawks -7 28.5 20.3 29.8
97. Tulane Green Wave - 28.2 21.3 31.0
98. Bowling Green Falcons +1 28.2 20.4 30.2
99. Indiana Hoosiers +2 27.7 22.3 32.2
100. Kansas Jayhawks -12 27.6 22.0 32.2
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
101. Troy Trojans -3 27.3 20.8 31.3
102. Utah State Aggies -8 26.6 21.5 31.8
103. Rice Owls +3 25.6 21.6 33.2
104. Buffalo Bulls +3 25.1 18.0 29.0
105. Ball State Cardinals +4 24.8 19.6 31.8
106. North Texas Mean Green -3 24.4 21.0 32.6
107. UTEP Miners -3 24.3 18.9 30.2
108. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +4 23.7 20.2 31.9
109. San Jose State Spartans +2 23.0 19.3 31.9
110. Minnesota Golden Gophers - 22.5 17.2 29.6
111. UAB Blazers -9 20.7 20.5 33.5
112. Colorado State Rams -7 19.9 18.5 32.3
113. Idaho Vandals - 18.5 17.1 32.7
114. Eastern Michigan Eagles - 15.6 16.3 32.7
115. New Mexico State Aggies - 12.7 15.3 35.3
116. UNLV Rebels +3 11.7 15.1 34.8
117. Florida Atlantic Owls - 10.0 13.4 35.8
118. Akron Zips -2 9.4 13.0 34.8
119. New Mexico Lobos +1 7.3 11.7 36.3
120. Memphis Tigers -2 7.1 12.0 35.5
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