WCE’s 2019 Just Another CFB Power Ranking: Post-Week 5

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
  • 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 5.

1Wisconsin13.750
2Alabama15.875
3Ohio State16.625
4Iowa23.125
5Auburn24.750
6Notre Dame25.500
7S Methodist26.750
8Clemson27.750
9LSU32.000
10Oregon32.125
11Michigan St34.000
11Penn State34.000
13Texas35.625
14Wake Forest36.125
15Memphis37.000
16Colorado38.125
17Arizona St40.125
18Missouri40.250
19Duke40.750
20Washington41.125
21Michigan41.750
22Central FL42.250
23Texas A&M42.500
24Miss State42.625
25Kansas St43.375
26Georgia44.875
27Florida St45.125
28California45.875
29Utah46.875
30Oklahoma St47.125
31Oklahoma47.250
32Boise State47.875
33Fla Atlantic48.000
33Houston48.000
35Baylor48.500
36Florida49.125
37Minnesota49.375
38Iowa State49.625
39App State50.000
40Arizona50.250
41TX Christian50.500
42Illinois51.750
42San Diego St51.750
44Cincinnati52.000
45Nebraska53.250
46Indiana56.000
47Virginia56.250
48NC State58.125
49Troy58.500
50Tulsa59.625
51LA Lafayette60.125
52N Carolina60.875
53USC61.125
54Oregon St61.500
55Maryland61.625
55North Texas61.625
57Wash State61.750
58Syracuse62.375
59Army62.500
60BYU63.000
60W Kentucky63.000
62Kentucky63.125
63Wyoming63.500
64UAB64.875
65W Michigan65.125
66Arkansas65.500
67Pittsburgh67.000
68Toledo67.500
68UCLA67.500
70W Virginia68.500
71Miami (OH)69.125
71Navy69.125
73San Jose St69.250
74Miami (FL)70.000
75Stanford70.125
75Tulane70.125
77LA Tech70.750
78Boston Col71.125
79Old Dominion71.625
80Utah State71.750
81E Michigan72.750
81Vanderbilt72.750
83Ohio73.375
84Hawaii73.750
85Northwestern74.000
86Mississippi74.875
87S Carolina75.250
88Purdue75.375
89Texas Tech76.125
90Kent State76.750
91GA Southern78.375
92S Mississippi79.375
93Rice79.625
94Louisville79.750
95Air Force79.875
96LA Monroe80.625
97Buffalo80.875
97Temple80.875
99Fresno St81.500
100Liberty81.625
101Georgia State81.750
102Arkansas St82.625
103Ball State84.875
104Coastal Car85.125
105Kansas85.750
106Nevada87.000
107VA Tech87.375
108Colorado St90.000
109New Mexico90.125
110Tennessee91.125
111Middle Tenn91.625
112Rutgers93.625
113Texas State95.375
114Charlotte95.500
115N Mex State95.625
116GA Tech96.000
117N Illinois97.250
118Marshall97.875
119Central Mich98.125
120Florida Intl98.250
121U Mass99.625
122UNLV100.500
123TX El Paso101.375
124S Florida102.750
125E Carolina106.500
126S Alabama107.750
127Connecticut108.625
128TX-San Ant110.250
129Bowling Grn117.750
130Akron118.750
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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