WCE’s 2019 Just Another CFB Power Ranking: Post-Week 7



Everybody seems to have their own set of numbers to go by to determine their own top 25. Whenever one team gets praised, fans of other teams generally clap back with “WELL -insert team here- HASN’T PLAYED ANYBODY YET.” So, I decided to say screw it, and came up with my own set of CFB rankings.

Wins and Losses don’t tell the whole story, so those don’t matter in these rankings. I put together a formula that takes the average overall ranking of these specific statistics:

  • 4 Year Recruiting Rankings (yes, talent matters)
  • Turnover Margin (not worried about luck, etc. just numbers)
  • 3rd Down Conversion %
  • Opponent 3rd Down Conversion %
  • Points Per Play Margin
  • Yards Per Point Margin
  • Yards Per Play Margin
  • Red Zone Attempts Margin
  • Basic Strength of Schedule

Per ESPN’s Bill Connelly, the creator of the SP+ analytics system, the 5 main points that determine whether a team wins or losses a game are explosiveness, efficiency, field position, finishing drives, and turnovers. The stats I’ve chosen are some basic numbers that can give an idea of just how good these teams are. None of these numbers are weighted, so it gives an idea of how dominant some of the G5 teams really have been in numbers that matter.

So, without further ado, here are the 2019 WCE Power Rankings after Week 7.

1Ohio State8.375
2Wisconsin11.75
3Alabama13.5
4Clemson22.125
5Notre Dame23.125
6LSU23.5
7Penn State23.875
8Georgia24.875
9Iowa24.875
10Utah26.125
11Auburn26.375
12Texas28.125
13Oregon28.25
14Oklahoma28.875
15Washington32.75
16Florida33.375
17Michigan33.875
18Missouri35.25
19Michigan St35.75
20S Methodist38.125
21Wake Forest38.625
22Iowa State41.125
23Minnesota42.125
24Arizona St42.625
25Baylor43.25
26Boise State43.625
27Central FL44.125
28Miss State44.625
29Florida St45.875
30App State46
31Cincinnati46
32Memphis47.875
33Texas A&M48.25
34California48.75
35Duke49
36Colorado49.625
37Kansas St50
38TX Christian51
39USC51.125
40Houston52
41N Carolina53
42San Diego St53.75
43Arizona53.875
44LA Lafayette54.5
45Indiana54.875
46Wyoming55.375
47Navy55.5
48Fla Atlantic55.625
49NC State55.625
50UAB56.5
51Illinois57.25
52Maryland58.375
53Oklahoma St58.5
54Nebraska58.75
55Virginia59.5
56Mississippi60
57W Kentucky61
58Wash State61.75
59Stanford62.125
60Tulane62.625
61Purdue63.625
62Texas Tech63.625
63Tulsa65.375
64Pittsburgh65.5
65BYU65.75
66Syracuse66
67Kentucky66.25
68Oregon St66.25
69Arkansas67.875
70Army67.875
71Louisville67.875
72W Michigan68.125
73Toledo68.25
74S Carolina68.5
75Hawaii69
76Florida Intl69.375
77LA Tech69.375
78Northwestern69.625
79UCLA69.875
80VA Tech71
81Temple71.125
82S Mississippi75.125
83Troy75.125
84Fresno St75.375
85Boston Col75.75
86North Texas75.875
87San Jose St77.75
88Air Force78.25
89W Virginia78.375
90Vanderbilt78.75
91Miami (FL)79.125
92Georgia State79.875
93LA Monroe81.75
94Utah State81.75
95Ball State82.125
96Miami (OH)82.625
97Buffalo84.125
98E Michigan84.875
99Ohio85
100Tennessee85.625
101Coastal Car85.875
102Kent State86.125
103Arkansas St87.375
104Middle Tenn88.25
105Kansas90.625
106Liberty90.75
107Rice91.375
108GA Southern91.5
109S Florida91.75
110Colorado St92
111Central Mich94.75
112Old Dominion94.875
113GA Tech95.125
114Nevada96.25
115Rutgers97.25
116Texas State99.25
117N Illinois100.875
118Marshall101.5
119New Mexico102
120N Mex State103.375
121UNLV104.5
122Charlotte104.875
123E Carolina107.5
124Connecticut108
125TX-San Ant108.375
126U Mass109.25
127S Alabama110.625
128TX El Paso113
129Bowling Grn113.375
130Akron120.125
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Gary began his first website in 1998 as a sophomore in high school, writing reviews of cds and live shows in the Memphis area. He became editor of his college newspaper, then moved towards a career in music.He started the infamous MemphisTider.com blog during the 2006 football season, and was lucky enough to get into blogging just before the coaching search that landed Nick Saban at Alabama. The month and a half long coaching search netted his site, which was known for tracking airplanes, over 1 million hits in less than 90 days. The website introduced Gary to tons of new friends, including Nico and Todd, who had just started the site RollBamaRoll.com.After diving into more than just Alabama news, Gary started up his first installment of WinningCuresEverything.com in 2012. After keeping the site quiet for a while, it was started back up in April 2016. Gary then joined forces with high school friend Chris Giannini and began a podcast during the 2016 football season that runs at least 2 times a week, focusing on college football, NFL football, and sports wagering, and diving into other sports and pop-culture topics.E-mail: gary@winningcureseverything.com Twitter: @GaryWCE