College Football Power Rankings Heading into Week 14

Doug Upstone

Thursday, November 27, 2014 7:22 PM GMT

It’s the last full weekend of the college football season which is your last chance for having a complete board to choose from for sports picks. It is all one of the trickiest weeks of the season.

With it being Rivalry Week, a lot of things can and will occur, one tool that can help you is our college football power rankings. Our score-based rankings can create different ways to view betting odds for your college football picks.

Take a look at our latest college football power rankings and among the elements to follow is our outright upset picks which are 21-15 ATS, 58.3 percent this season. If you would like to play along, add four points to the home team in the grid.

This week our college football rankings Top 5 have Oregon first, followed by Mississippi State, Baylor, Michigan State and Alabama in a significant shakeup. You can view our complete Top 25 by looking for numbers next to the teams. 

Power Ratings Start Current Power Ratings Start Current
ACC     Big  12    
Atlantic     Oklahoma (11) 97 100
Florida State (12) 100 99 West Virgina  83 94
Clemson  93 91 Oklahoma State 89 82
Louisville  89 95 TCU (8) 89 103
NC State 83 82 Texas 90 93
Boston College  80 86 Baylor (3) 95 105
Wake Forest 81 74 Texas Tech 86 77
Syracuse 86 80 Kansas 79 73
      Kansas State (16) 89 98
Coastal     Iowa State 83 78
Virginia Tech 89 84      
Miami  88 93 Conference USA    
North Carolina 89 86 East    
Virginia 81 87 Marshall (10) 91 101
Georgia Tech (24) 85 95 Mid. Tenn. State 79 75
Duke 86 90 Western Kentucky 75 81
Pittsburgh 86 85 Florida Int 70 72
      Florida Atl. 78 74
Big Ten     UAB  70 75
East     Old Dominion 74 71
Ohio State (7) 94 103      
Michigan State (4) 95 105 West     
Penn State 88 87 North Texas 80 69
Michigan   92 86 Louisiana Tech 74 82
Maryland 87 88 UT- San Antonio 82 71
Indiana  85 79 Southern Miss 70 67
Rutgers 83 81 Rice   82 85
      UTEP 70 76
West          
Nebraska (20) 88 96 American Athletic    
Wisconsin (13) 93 99 Tulane 78 69
Iowa  91 93 Central Florida 91 90
Minnesota 86 92 Houston 88 87
Northwestern 89 87 Cincinnati 87 88
Illinois 86 80 South Florida 76 71
Purdue  81 80 East Carolina 85 85
      Connecticut 74 69
MAC     Tulsa 77 69
East     Temple 74 79
Ohio U. 78 71 Memphis  82 90
Massachusetts  65 69 SMU 80 60
Miami-Ohio  69 69      
Kent State  73 66 PAC-12    
Akron 76 72 North    
Buffalo  73 69 Stanford (22) 96 96
Bowling Green 85 76 Oregon (1) 99 108
      Washington  92 90
West     California 79 83
Northern Illinois  84 78 Oregon State 89 81
Toledo 82 80 Washington State 85 81
Western Michigan  71 85      
Central Michigan  78 79 South    
Ball State  75 73 USC (21) 95 96
Eastern Michigan  67 55 Arizona State (19) 88 96
      Utah  85 91
Mountain West     Colorado  80 77
West     Arizona (25) 87 95
Fresno State 86 78 UCLA (18) 97 97
Hawai'i  74 72      
Nevada  77 81 SEC    
San Diego State  82 79 East    
San Jose State  76 68 Georgia (6) 94 104
UNLV  76 66 South Carolina 93 92
      Florida 91 93
East     Tennessee 86 90
Air Force 77 81 Kentucky 82 83
Boise State 90 91 Vanderbilt 84 74
Colorado State 83 89 Missouri (23) 92 95
New Mexico 72 72      
Utah State 86 88 West    
Wyoming 75 71 Alabama (5) 99 104
      LSU (14) 95 99
Sun Belt     Arkansas (15) 86 99
Troy  72 66 Ole Miss (9) 95 103
Texas State 72 73 Mississippi State (2) 90 105
UL Monroe  77 72 Auburn (17) 96 98
Arkansas State  80 78 Texas A&M  90 93
Louisiana  87 81      
Georgia State 65 59 Independents    
Idaho 71 62 Notre Dame  91 92
South Alabama  78 74 BYU 89 86
New Mexico State 69 59 Navy 83 83
Appalachian State 66 73 Army   73 64
Georgia Southern  66 80      

 

Sportsbook Review – Situation Conference Games of the Week

AAC – We have Central Florida as four-point higher favorites (-15 compared to -11),  and we really like how the way the offense is coming around and think they will handle South Florida comfortably.

ACC – Boston College continues to play tough physical football, and Syracuse is playing like they want the basketball season to take over. We have the Eagles two points higher, no problem.

Big 12 – The sportsbooks and our numbers agree TCU should be a six-point favorite. Interesting to note, about 55% of bettors are backing the Horned Frogs, but college football handicappers overwhelmingly are. Take the points with Texas and make add them to your college football picks.

Big Ten – After staggering in October and early November, Northwestern has heated up like the Thanksgiving gravy out of the microwave at 3-0 SU and ATS and should handle Illinois no problem at home with our college football odds three points higher at -11.

C-USA – Odds makers have Louisiana Tech as touchdown favorite over Rice at home, but the Bulldogs have suffered peculiar losses this season. We have this contest as pick and have no issue taking the points.

Independents – With how Cal plays defense, not sure they should be a four-point home favorite against a BYU squad that can also score points. Our numbers has this as a Pick.

MAC – Western Michigan was 1-11 last season and is 8-3 this year with an alarming 10 spread covers in a row! While we like the Northern Illinois football program, not about to go against the Broncos and we have them 2.5 points higher than the line.

MWC – Rivalry game for Air Force hosting a smoldering Colorado State crew. We can see the Flyboys giving a great effort and we back our figure being three points lower at +4.5.

Pac-12 – There is no good reason to think Oregon at -19.5 over Oregon State in the Civil War should not be correct unless you buy into the hungry home underdog in this type of contest, which has them 5-3 ATS in recent confrontations.

SEC – We have an upset that that would shake up the college football world if it comes true. In the Egg Bowl we have Ole Miss to knock off Mississippi State by 1!

Sun Belt – Georgia Southern’s top-ranked run defense should steam-roll UL-Monroe. However, the Eagles are trying to go unbeaten and win the Sun Belt in their first year and sometimes the pressure piles up. Bettors have the home team at -14, we are at -10, let’s see what happens.