2014 College Football Power Rankings Going into Week 9

Doug Upstone

Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:43 PM GMT

In an effort to always bring you the best here at Sports Book Review, we have developed a new element to lend you a helping hand for your college football picks against the sportsbooks betting odds.

Our team of experts have created our own college football power rankings which are score-differential based. Just like the ones we introduced in the NFL, we have developed a formula that that takes our number against the eventual outcome and adjust the power rankings accordingly from week to week, in similar fashion to what many of the college football handicappers, including many here that write articles or do videos for us.

Our goal is to help our readers and followers with a unique betting tool that could increase your understanding of all the teams and have a discussion point with these college power rankings.

Our intent is to make it easy to understand and you can see what teams have made improvements, regressed or stayed the same all season. While we have a modest variance in looking the college football odds, if you would like to play along, add four points to any home team. You can also see our Top 25, the listing next to the particular team, using this formula.

 

Power Ratings Start Current Power Ratings Start Current
ACC     Big  12    
Atlantic     Oklahoma (15) 97 99
Florida State (10) 100 101 West Virgina 83 91
Clemson (19) 93 95 Oklahoma State 89 89
Louisville (22) 89 94 TCU (8) 89 102
NC State 83 80 Texas 90 90
Boston College  80 87 Baylor (11) 95 101
Wake Forest 81 72 Texas Tech 86 80
Syracuse 86 86 Kansas 79 74
      Kansas State (21) 89 94
Coastal     Iowa State 83 83
Virginia Tech 89 88      
Miami 88 90 Conference USA    
North Carolina 89 85 East    
Virginia 81 87 Marshall (13) 91 100
Georgia Tech 85 86 Mid. Tenn. State 79 79
Duke 86 91 Western Kentucky 75 79
Pittsburgh 86 88 Florida Int 70 74
      Florida Atl. 78 76
Big Ten     UAB  70 74
East     Old Dominion 74 68
Ohio State (3) 94 104      
Michigan State (9) 95 102 West     
Penn State 88 88 North Texas 80 69
Michigan   92 86 Louisiana Tech 74 81
Maryland 87 91 UT- San Antonio 82 77
Indiana  85 81 Southern Miss 70 70
Rutgers 83 83 Rice   82 84
      UTEP 70 72
West          
Nebraska (14) 88 99 American Athletic    
Wisconsin 93 92 Tulane 78 73
Iowa  91 90 Central Florida 91 88
Minnesota 86 88 Houston 88 89
Northwestern 89 86 Cincinnati 87 81
Illinois 86 79 South Florida 76 74
Purdue  81 83 East Carolina 85 89
      Connecticut 74 68
MAC     Tulsa 77 68
East     Temple 74 81
Ohio U. 78 71 Memphis  82 89
Massachusetts  65 70 SMU 80 62
Miami-Ohio  69 69      
Kent State  73 66 PAC-12    
Akron 76 77 North    
Buffalo  73 69 Stanford (20) 96 95
Bowling Green 85 75 Oregon (6) 99 103
      Washington  92 91
West     California 79 82
Northern Illinois  84 77 Oregon State 89 87
Toledo 82 79 Washington State 85 85
Western Michigan  71 78      
Central Michigan  78 78 South    
Ball State  75 74 USC (16) 95 99
Eastern Michigan  67 58 Arizona State (25) 88 93
      Utah 85 93
Mountain West     Colorado  80 76
West     Arizona  87 93
Fresno State 86 86 UCLA (24) 97 92
Hawai'i  74 73      
Nevada  77 83 SEC    
San Diego State  82 78 East    
San Jose State  76 74 Georgia (5) 94 103
UNLV  76 67 South Carolina 93 90
      Florida 91 89
East     Tennessee 86 87
Air Force 77 78 Kentucky 82 88
Boise State 90 89 Vanderbilt 84 75
Colorado State 83 86 Missouri (18) 92 95
New Mexico 72 71      
Utah State 86 87 West    
Wyoming 75 71 Alabama (2) 99 104
      LSU (12) 95 100
Sun Belt     Arkansas  86 93
Troy  72 64 Ole Miss (1) 95 109
Texas State 72 70 Mississippi State (4) 90 103
UL Monroe  77 70 Auburn (7) 96 102
Arkansas State  80 83 Texas A&M (23) 90 94
Louisiana  87 78      
Georgia State 65 65 Independents    
Idaho 71 64 Notre Dame (17) 91 97
South Alabama  78 77 BYU 89 87
New Mexico State 69 60 Navy 83 79
Appalachian State 66 65 Army   73 67
Georgia Southern  66 79    

 

 

Sports Books Review : Situation Conference Games of the Week

AACWe were in accord with the oddsmakers on Central Florida as -10 favorites, but others making sports picks have lowered the Knights

to -7. We disagree.

ACC Last week we correctly said Pittsburgh would upset Virginia Tech and we come right back with the Hokies, this time having them as

live home underdogs. Our outright upsets are 12-6 ATS since Week 2.

Big 12 While we respect what West Virginia is accomplishing; we are convinced Oklahoma State at -3 is the right choice with their home

field edge.

Big Ten We have Ohio State a couple points higher the most recent number and with the Buckeyes offense humming and Penn State

scuffling on offense, two touchdowns sounds right.

C-USA – The Rice Owls are four points lower than our projected line and with North Texas up and down they could cover. But if the same

Mean Green shows up as last week, Rice will roll.

Independents – No real differences with this group, but we’ll be watching to see if BYU can overcome mistakes and cover at Boise State.

MAC – Though Akron is the sportsbooks favorite, we have Ball State winning outright as underdogs over the Zips on their home field.

MWC – No doubt in our mind Nevada is six points better than Hawai’i as our Power Rankings suggest, but we do respect the Warriors at

home as underdogs.

Pac-12 Arizona State moved into our Top 25 and is 6-1 ATS at Washington, but our figures are calling for the Huskies to come through as

home underdogs.

SEC We have Mississippi State three points lower than the oddsmakers and will be curious as to how the Bulldogs react to being No. 1

playing on the road.

Sun Belt – Georgia Southern has the ground game to justify being -17 point favorites over Georgia State, but the home team proved last

week they could keep it closer to our number of 12.

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