2014 College Football Power Rankings for Week 11

Thursday, November 6, 2014 6:37 PM UTC

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 6:37 PM UTC

A month ago SBR rolled out a new method to lend you a helping hand for your college football picks against the betting odds. The response has been extremely positive!

<p>We introduced <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/2014-college-football-power-rankings-heading-into-week-10/50802/" target="_blank" title="2014 College Football Power Rankings Heading into Week 10">college football power rankings</a> which are score-differentials based, developed with a formula that that takes our number against the eventual outcome and adjust the power rankings accordingly from week to week. Our goal is to help our readers with a unique betting tool that could increase your understanding of all the teams and think just like college football handicappers.</p> <p>While we have a modest variance in looking the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/" target="_blank" title="SBR's live college football odds">college football odds</a>, if you would like to play along, add four points to any home team. You can also see our Top 25; the listing is next to the particular team, using this formula.</p> <p>How we devised these is not going to follow the normal protocol. This week for instance we have Ohio State No. 1, why, because since losing to Virginia Tech, they have outscored six opponents by 33.8 PPG, which explains their 5-1 ATS record against the sportsbooks. If you would like a new devise to use for your <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/" target="_blank" title="Free college football picks">college football picks</a> against the betting odds, review what we have, it will help you.</p> <p>The rest of our Top 5 has Mississippi, Oregon, Alabama and Mississippi State. </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;"><strong>Atlantic</strong></td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Oklahoma (11)</td> <td>97</td> <td>102</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Florida State (12)</td> <td>100</td> <td>101</td> <td>West Virgina (20)</td> <td>83</td> <td>97</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Clemson (22)</td> <td>93</td> <td>95</td> <td>Oklahoma State</td> <td>89</td> <td>84</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Louisville </td> <td>89</td> <td>94</td> <td>TCU (8)</td> <td>89</td> <td>103</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">NC State</td> <td>83</td> <td>82</td> <td>Texas</td> <td>90</td> <td>89</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Boston College </td> <td>80</td> <td>86</td> <td>Baylor (7)</td> <td>95</td> <td>103</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Wake Forest</td> <td>81</td> <td>73</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>84</td> <td>Kansas</td> <td>79</td> <td>71</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;"> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Kansas State (14)</td> <td>89</td> <td>100</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>80</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 (16)</td> <td>91</td> <td>99</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Georgia Tech</td> <td>85</td> <td>91</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>91</td> <td>Western Kentucky</td> <td>75</td> <td>75</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>74</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;"> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Florida Atl.</td> <td>78</td> <td>76</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>74</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>67</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Ohio State (1)</td> <td>94</td> <td>106</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>103</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>89</td> <td>North Texas</td> <td>80</td> <td>68</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>83</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>78</td> <td>Southern Miss</td> <td>70</td> <td>67</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>78</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 (13)</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 (18)</td> <td>93</td> <td>98</td> <td>Tulane</td> <td>78</td> <td>71</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Iowa </td> <td>91</td> <td>93</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>86</td> <td>Houston</td> <td>88</td> <td>91</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>73</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>79</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Ohio U.</td> <td>78</td> <td>69</td> <td>Memphis </td> <td>82</td> <td>91</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>74</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>69</td> <td>Stanford (24)</td> <td>96</td> <td>95</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Bowling Green</td> <td>85</td> <td>75</td> <td>Oregon (3)</td> <td>99</td> <td>105</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;"> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Washington </td> <td>92</td> <td>9</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>76</td> <td>Oregon State</td> <td>89</td> <td>82</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>81</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Western Michigan </td> <td>71</td> <td>81</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>77</td> <td>USC (17)</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 (21)</td> <td>88</td> <td>95</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;"> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>Utah </td> <td>85</td> <td>94</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>74</td> <td>UCLA </td> <td>97</td> <td>93</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Hawai'i </td> <td>74</td> <td>72</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>74</td> <td>Georgia (15)</td> <td>94</td> <td>100</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">UNLV </td> <td>76</td> <td>68</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>92</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>87</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>77</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Colorado State</td> <td>83</td> <td>87</td> <td>Missouri (25)</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 (4)</td> <td>99</td> <td>104</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;"> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td>LSU (10)</td> <td>95</td> <td>102</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>62</td> <td>Ole Miss (2)</td> <td>95</td> <td>105</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Texas State</td> <td>72</td> <td>70</td> <td>Mississippi State (5)</td> <td>90</td> <td>103</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">UL Monroe </td> <td>77</td> <td>73</td> <td>Auburn (6)</td> <td>96</td> <td>103</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Arkansas State </td> <td>80</td> <td>80</td> <td>Texas A&amp;M </td> <td>90</td> <td>92</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Louisiana </td> <td>87</td> <td>81</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Georgia State</td> <td>65</td> <td>60</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 (19)</td> <td>91</td> <td>96</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">South Alabama </td> <td>78</td> <td>77</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>60</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>68</td> <td>Army  </td> <td>73</td> <td>66</td> </tr> <tr height="19"> <td height="19" style="height:19px;">Georgia Southern </td> <td>66</td> <td>84</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>– Temple had a great upset last week at home over East Carolina 20-10. But if you were following closely, the pressure seemed to be getting to the Pirates of late who were not playing well. <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/bet-memphis-vs-temple-week-11-college-football-predictions/50918/" target="_blank" title="Bet Memphis vs. Temple Week 11 College Football Predictions">Memphis has continued to play well</a> and we like them with our number of -9 compared to sportsbooks -7.5.</p> <p><strong>ACC –</strong> Louisville’s top-rated defense was torn apart by the skill and speed of <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/free-ncaa-football-pick-virginia-vs-florida-state/50920/" target="_blank" title="Free NCAA Football Pick for Virginia vs. Florida State">Florida State</a> the last 33 minutes. However, Boston College does not have the same type of players which is why we are comfortable with the Cardinals at -5.5 compared to actual line of -3.</p> <p><strong>Big 12 </strong>– Iowa State was no match for <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/oklahoma-home-best-college-football-pick-over-baylor/50963/" target="_blank" title="Oklahoma at Home is Best College Football Pick over Baylor">Oklahoma</a> last week and drops down significantly in class to face Kansas. The betting public shifted the Cyclones down to -3.5 at Lawrence, but we are more in accordance with the oddsmakers at -6.</p> <p><strong>Big Ten </strong>– Having a hard time believing <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/bet-under-ohio-st-vs-michigan-st-college-football-picks/50979/" target="_blank" title="Bet 'Under' for Ohio St. vs. Michigan St. College Football Picks">Michigan State</a> should be better than an field goal favorite at East Lansing given Ohio State almost always wins there and is playing with strong revenge. We have the Spartans at -1.5.</p> <p><strong>C-USA </strong>– Our outright upsets are a solid 14-8 ATS and we have several listed here including UTEP over Western Kentucky. The Miners have been playing super football and while the Hilltoppers can score, their defense is dreadful. UTEP with points is very inviting.</p> <p><strong>Independents </strong>– The sportsbooks and we both agree <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/bet-notre-dame-2-5-vs-arizona-state-ncaaf-picks/50945/" target="_blank" title="Bet Notre Dame +2.5 vs. Arizona State for NCAAF Picks">Notre Dame should be a 2.5 or 3-point underdog</a> at Arizona State.</p> <p><strong>MAC </strong>– The MAC games are complete for this week and we thought Ball State had a real chance to win as home underdog against Northern Illinois, but we were incorrect.</p> <p><strong>MWC </strong>– San Diego State should beat up on Idaho, but the Aztecs have been a middling team for weeks and after being thrashed at Nevada 30-14 and with Boise State on tap, not sure they should be 20+ point home favorites even against Idaho.</p> <p><strong>Pac-12 </strong>– <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/free-picks-ncaaf-pac-12-south-race-ucla-vs-washington/50964/" target="_blank" title="Free Picks for NCAAF Pac-12 South Race: UCLA vs. Washington">UCLA is a deserving 5-point road favorite</a>, but when breaking down the season against the betting odds, they are only somewhat better than Washington, which is why we are thinking the Huskies could win outright.</p> <p><strong>SEC </strong>– The world will be fixated on <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/lsu-cover-vs-alabama-sec-college-football-odds/50980/" target="_blank" title="LSU to Cover vs. Alabama on SEC College Football Odds">Alabama at LSU</a>. Looking around at our <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/college-football-handicapping/" target="_blank" title="Check out SBR's betting forum">SBR forum</a>, we can tell you we are not the only one’s thinking the Tigers could upset the Crimson Tide.</p> <p><strong>Sun Belt </strong>– Appalachian State crushed Georgia State last week 44-0 at home and we think having them favored over UL-Monroe is an overreaction and will side with the Warhawks to cover and possibly win.</p>
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