2014 College Football Power Rankings – Week 12

Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:47 PM UTC

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 7:47 PM UTC

We are in the middle of November and it is crunch time in college football. Those making sports picks on the collegiate gridiron have to be sharp in  studying the betting odds with what occurs.

<p>We have huge upsets like Auburn last week and fantastic matchups like <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/tide-cover-8-5-mississippi-state-battles-alabama/51130/" target="_blank" title="Check SBR's Pick for Mississippi State vs. Alabama">Mississippi State vs. Alabama</a> this Saturday that warms every college football handicappers and sports bettor’s heart taking on the sportsbooks. Take a long look at our latest college football power rankings and among the elements to follow is our outright upset picks which are 17-11 ATS this season. If you would like to play along, add four points to the home team in the grid. </p> <p>This week our score-based rankings Top 5 have Ohio State first, followed by Oregon, Alabama, TCU and Baylor. You can view our complete Top 25 by looking for numbers next to the teams. </p> <p> </p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:448px" width="446"> <colgroup> <col></col> <col></col> <col></col> <col></col> <col></col> <col></col> </colgroup> <tbody> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;width:119px"><strong>Power Ratings</strong></td> <td style="width:51px"><strong>Start</strong></td> <td style="width:55px"><strong>Current</strong></td> <td style="width:119px"><strong>Power Ratings</strong></td> <td style="width:49px"><strong>Start</strong></td> <td style="width:56px"><strong>Current</strong></td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"><strong>ACC</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td><strong>Big  12</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Atlantic</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Oklahoma (15)</td> <td>97</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Florida State (10)</td> <td>100</td> <td>101</td> <td>West Virgina </td> <td>83</td> <td>94</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Clemson (25)</td> <td>93</td> <td>94</td> <td>Oklahoma State</td> <td>89</td> <td>84</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Louisville (22)</td> <td>89</td> <td>95</td> <td>TCU (4)</td> <td>89</td> <td>105</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">NC State</td> <td>83</td> <td>80</td> <td>Texas</td> <td>90</td> <td>91</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Boston College </td> <td>80</td> <td>84</td> <td>Baylor (5)</td> <td>95</td> <td>105</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Wake Forest</td> <td>81</td> <td>74</td> <td>Texas Tech</td> <td>86</td> <td>75</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Syracuse</td> <td>86</td> <td>82</td> <td>Kansas</td> <td>79</td> <td>73</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Kansas State (18)</td> <td>89</td> <td>98</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"><strong>Coastal</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Iowa State</td> <td>83</td> <td>78</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Virginia Tech</td> <td>89</td> <td>85</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Miami</td> <td>88</td> <td>95</td> <td><strong>Conference USA</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">North Carolina</td> <td>89</td> <td>83</td> <td><strong>East</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Virginia</td> <td>81</td> <td>85</td> <td>Marshall (13)</td> <td>91</td> <td>101</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Georgia Tech</td> <td>85</td> <td>93</td> <td>Mid. Tenn. State</td> <td>79</td> <td>77</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Duke</td> <td>86</td> <td>93</td> <td>Western Kentucky</td> <td>75</td> <td>77</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Pittsburgh</td> <td>86</td> <td>84</td> <td>Florida Int</td> <td>70</td> <td>72</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Florida Atl.</td> <td>78</td> <td>74</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"><strong>Big Ten</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>UAB </td> <td>70</td> <td>73</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"><strong>East</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Old Dominion</td> <td>74</td> <td>69</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Ohio State (1)</td> <td>94</td> <td>107</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Michigan State (9)</td> <td>95</td> <td>102</td> <td><strong>West </strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Penn State</td> <td>88</td> <td>88</td> <td>North Texas</td> <td>80</td> <td>70</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Michigan  </td> <td>92</td> <td>87</td> <td>Louisiana Tech</td> <td>74</td> <td>84</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Maryland</td> <td>87</td> <td>88</td> <td>UT- San Antonio</td> <td>82</td> <td>74</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Indiana </td> <td>85</td> <td>79</td> <td>Southern Miss</td> <td>70</td> <td>66</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Rutgers</td> <td>83</td> <td>81</td> <td>Rice  </td> <td>82</td> <td>85</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>UTEP</td> <td>70</td> <td>76</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"><strong>West</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Nebraska (14)</td> <td>88</td> <td>100</td> <td><strong>American Athletic</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Wisconsin (17)</td> <td>93</td> <td>98</td> <td>Tulane</td> <td>78</td> <td>73</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Iowa </td> <td>91</td> <td>91</td> <td>Central Florida</td> <td>91</td> <td>87</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Minnesota</td> <td>86</td> <td>88</td> <td>Houston</td> <td>88</td> <td>89</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Northwestern</td> <td>89</td> <td>83</td> <td>Cincinnati</td> <td>87</td> <td>85</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Illinois</td> <td>86</td> <td>79</td> <td>South Florida</td> <td>76</td> <td>71</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Purdue </td> <td>81</td> <td>82</td> <td>East Carolina</td> <td>85</td> <td>84</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Connecticut</td> <td>74</td> <td>71</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"><strong>MAC</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Tulsa</td> <td>77</td> <td>68</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"><strong>East</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Temple</td> <td>74</td> <td>80</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Ohio U.</td> <td>78</td> <td>71</td> <td>Memphis </td> <td>82</td> <td>90</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Massachusetts </td> <td>65</td> <td>70</td> <td>SMU</td> <td>80</td> <td>60</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Miami-Ohio </td> <td>69</td> <td>68</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Kent State </td> <td>73</td> <td>66</td> <td><strong>PAC-12</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Akron</td> <td>76</td> <td>72</td> <td><strong>North</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Buffalo </td> <td>73</td> <td>67</td> <td>Stanford (23)</td> <td>96</td> <td>95</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Bowling Green</td> <td>85</td> <td>77</td> <td>Oregon (2)</td> <td>99</td> <td>107</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Washington </td> <td>92</td> <td>88</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"><strong>West</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>California</td> <td>79</td> <td>84</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Northern Illinois </td> <td>84</td> <td>78</td> <td>Oregon State</td> <td>89</td> <td>81</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Toledo</td> <td>82</td> <td>79</td> <td>Washington State</td> <td>85</td> <td>82</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Western Michigan </td> <td>71</td> <td>82</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Central Michigan </td> <td>78</td> <td>80</td> <td><strong>South</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Ball State </td> <td>75</td> <td>75</td> <td>USC (16)</td> <td>95</td> <td>99</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Eastern Michigan </td> <td>67</td> <td>57</td> <td>Arizona State (19)</td> <td>88</td> <td>97</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Utah </td> <td>85</td> <td>92</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"><strong>Mountain West</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Colorado </td> <td>80</td> <td>78</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">West</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Arizona </td> <td>87</td> <td>93</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Fresno State</td> <td>86</td> <td>76</td> <td>UCLA (20)</td> <td>97</td> <td>95</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Hawai'i </td> <td>74</td> <td>70</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Nevada </td> <td>77</td> <td>85</td> <td><strong>SEC</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">San Diego State </td> <td>82</td> <td>76</td> <td><strong>East</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">San Jose State </td> <td>76</td> <td>72</td> <td>Georgia (8)</td> <td>94</td> <td>102</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">UNLV </td> <td>76</td> <td>66</td> <td>South Carolina</td> <td>93</td> <td>90</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Florida</td> <td>91</td> <td>93</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"><strong>East</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Tennessee</td> <td>86</td> <td>88</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Air Force</td> <td>77</td> <td>79</td> <td>Kentucky</td> <td>82</td> <td>85</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Boise State</td> <td>90</td> <td>92</td> <td>Vanderbilt</td> <td>84</td> <td>76</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Colorado State</td> <td>83</td> <td>87</td> <td>Missouri </td> <td>92</td> <td>94</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">New Mexico</td> <td>72</td> <td>71</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Utah State</td> <td>86</td> <td>87</td> <td><strong>West</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Wyoming</td> <td>75</td> <td>73</td> <td>Alabama (3)</td> <td>99</td> <td>105</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>LSU (12)</td> <td>95</td> <td>101</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px"><strong>Sun Belt</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Arkansas </td> <td>86</td> <td>94</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Troy </td> <td>72</td> <td>64</td> <td>Ole Miss (6)</td> <td>95</td> <td>105</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Texas State</td> <td>72</td> <td>72</td> <td>Mississippi State (7)</td> <td>90</td> <td>103</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">UL Monroe </td> <td>77</td> <td>72</td> <td>Auburn (11)</td> <td>96</td> <td>101</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Arkansas State </td> <td>80</td> <td>82</td> <td>Texas A&amp;M (24)</td> <td>90</td> <td>94</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Louisiana </td> <td>87</td> <td>83</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Georgia State</td> <td>65</td> <td>58</td> <td><strong>Independents</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Idaho</td> <td>71</td> <td>64</td> <td>Notre Dame </td> <td>91</td> <td>94</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">South Alabama </td> <td>78</td> <td>75</td> <td>BYU</td> <td>89</td> <td>86</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">New Mexico State</td> <td>69</td> <td>59</td> <td>Navy</td> <td>83</td> <td>81</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Appalachian State</td> <td>66</td> <td>69</td> <td>Army  </td> <td>73</td> <td>68</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px">Georgia Southern </td> <td>66</td> <td>82</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <p><strong>Sportsbook Review – Situation Conference Games of the Week</strong></p> <p><strong>AAC </strong>– While East Carolina has played like the stronger team most of the season, the pressure seems to have gotten to them. Cincinnati’s defense has improved and our numbers have the underdog Bearcats winning this game outright and we will use with our <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/" target="_blank" title="Read Here SBR's College Football Picks">college football picks</a>.</p> <p><strong>ACC</strong> – <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/add-clemson-3-vs-georgia-tech-week-12-ncaaf-picks/51199/" target="_blank" title="Read this Capper's Pick for Clemson vs. Georgia Tech ">Clemson</a> gets QB Deshaun Harris back, but he’s been out almost a month and the Tigers offense has gotten off kilter while Georgia Tech option attack is rolling. We are calling for another home underdog to triumph.</p> <p><strong>Big 12 </strong>– Our numbers match the light slate in the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/college-football-picks-big-12-conference-betting-futures/32905/" target="_blank" title="Revisit SBR's Big 12 Betting Futures">Big 12</a> this week. However, we are curious to see what <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/bet-tcu-5-5-over-kansas-state-college-football-pick/50923/" target="_blank" title="Bet TCU -5.5 over Kansas State ">TCU does at Kansas</a> as chalk favorites and see if they let down against the spread in Lawrence.</p> <p><strong>Big Ten</strong> – As listed, we have <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/ncaa-football-picks-ohio-state-favored-big-ten-title/40489/" target="_blank" title="Ohio State Favored for Big Ten Title">Ohio State as the best team</a> in the country right now and we have them at -17 compared to <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/" target="_blank" title="College Football Odds">college football odds</a> of -12.5. The Buckeyes have to keep punishing teams to have a chance to make the Final Four and we think they do.</p> <p><strong>C-USA </strong>– The UTEP Miners are a much improved football team this season and we have them favored by two more points than the odds makers at home. We believe North Texas used up their upset chance last week at home against Florida Atlantic.</p> <p><strong>Independents</strong> – While we agree in principle with the sportsbooks <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/ncaaf-picks-good-value-northwestern-vs-notre-dame/51189/" target="_blank" title="Think Notre Dame is a Lousy Home Fav? Check this Out.">Notre Dame</a> should be a 18-point favorite, over the years they have been a lousy home favorite and will stick with our number at -15.</p> <p><strong>MAC</strong> – Our <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/2014-college-football-power-rankings-week-11/51016/" target="_blank" title="College Football Power Rankings Week 11 ">college football power rankings</a> are score-based as we mentioned and they are evidently too high on <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/trends-suggest-picking-over-ball-state-vs-massachusetts/51117/" target="_blank" title="Trends Suggest Picking ">Ball State</a>, as for a second week in a row we called for the Cardinals to pull off the upset and they were not close.</p> <p><strong>MWC</strong> – Nevada was originally listed as a one-point road favorite at Air Force which is what we had. The betting public moved the Flyboys to -2.5. We will see who ends up correct.</p> <p><strong>Pac-12</strong> – Our numbers have <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/bet-notre-dame-2-5-vs-arizona-state-ncaaf-picks/50945/" target="_blank" title="Read the Previous Pick for Notre Dame vs. Arizona State">Arizona State</a> favored by 12 compared to -9 by the odds makers. Those setting the numbers are considering the Sun Devils being flat after a big Notre Dame win and the fact they have had issues in Corvallis (2-9-1 ATS). Our numbers lack emotion.</p> <p><strong>SEC</strong> – We just missed being correct with LSU last week against Alabama, and we find it hard to believe <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/bet-notre-dame-2-5-vs-arizona-state-ncaaf-picks/50945/" target="_blank" title="Top Betting Value on the LSU Moneyline vs. Arkansas">Arkansas is favored</a> over the Tigers having not won a SEC contest in 17 tries.</p> <p><strong>Sun Belt </strong>– We and the books are very close on Louisiana as the favorite at UL –Monroe (-8 vs. -7), but we will share this nugget of info in this great rivalry, the underdog is 14-2 ATS last 16 years!</p>
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