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Congrove Computer Rankings
Projected Final Regular Season
CCR Top 125
(Updated: 8/26/13)


These are the computer's Projected Final Rankings for the end of the regular season. They do not include the ACC, Big Ten, CUSA, MAC, Mountain West, PAC-12 and SEC Championship games or Bowl Games. These are NOT presented in order of team power. They reflect a combination of team power and W-L record.

College Football Poll.com's unique preseason forecast is based on the Congrove Computer Rankings which "plays" every game and projects what should happen based on a number of factors that include each teams' returning talent and difficulty of schedule.

Since its inception in 1993, the computer's preseason projections have correctly pegged at least one national title contestant 12 times (1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2011).

It's not unusual for the computer to forecast undefeated regular season records for multiple teams or, as is the case this year, multiple 1-loss teams. Given the fact that each team only plays about 10% of the 125-team field, the argument could be made that multiple teams should well out-perform the field each and every season. However, math can not predict which teams will succumb to pressure, make too many mistakes, take the huge underdog opponent lightly, lose key players to injuries, or encounter bad luck.

That's why no one can claim a trophy until the games are played and won.

About the computer.

Click on the School link to see projected game-by-game results.


PROJECTED TEAM RANKINGS (End of Regular Season)
Rank School W-L
1. Stanford 12-0
2. Texas 12-0
3. Georgia 12-0
4. Northwestern 12-0
5. Notre Dame 11-1
6. Louisville 12-0
7. Oregon 11-1
8. Oklahoma State 11-1
9. Alabama 11-1
10. Ohio State 11-1
11. San Diego State 11-1
12. Texas A&M 11-1
13. South Carolina 11-1
14. LSU 10-2
15. Louisiana-Lafayette 11-1
16. Clemson 10-2
17. Oklahoma 9-3
18. Utah State 10-2
19. Michigan State 10-2
20. Miami (Fla.) 10-2
21. Kent State 10-2
22. Bowling Green 10-2
23. Tulsa 10-2
24. Florida State 10-2
25. San Jose State 10-2
26. Fresno State 10-2
27. Penn State 10-2
28. Oregon State 9-3
29. Cincinnati 10-2
30. Florida 9-3
31. BYU 9-3
32. Texas Tech 9-3
33. Virginia Tech 9-3
34. Louisiana-Monroe 9-3
35. Rutgers 9-3
36. East Carolina 9-3
37. UCF 9-3
38. Ohio 9-3
39. Central Michigan 9-3
40. Georgia Tech 8-4
41. Washington 8-4
42. Vanderbilt 8-4
43. USC 9-4
44. Rice 9-3
45. Arizona State 8-4
46. Arizona 8-4
47. Kansas State 8-4
48. Arkansas State 9-3
49. Wisconsin 8-4
50. North Texas 9-3
51. Toledo 8-4
52. Northern Illinois 8-4
53. Ball State 8-4
54. Middle Tennessee 8-4
55. Mississippi 7-5
56. Michigan 7-5
57. North Carolina 7-5
58. Nebraska 7-5
59. Boise State 7-5
60. Western Kentucky 8-4
61. Syracuse 7-5
62. Colorado State 8-5
Rank School W-L
63. Marshall 7-5
64. TCU 6-6
65. Baylor 6-6
66. UCLA 6-6
67. Mississippi State 6-6
68. Pittsburgh 6-6
69. Minnesota 6-6
70. Missouri 6-6
71. UTSA 6-6
72. Buffalo 6-6
73. Wake Forest 6-6
74. Wyoming 6-6
75. Texas State 6-6
76. West Virginia 5-7
77. SMU 5-7
78. Duke 5-7
79. Tennessee 5-7
80. Navy 5-7
81. Houston 5-7
82. Connecticut 5-7
83. UAB 5-7
84. FAU 5-7
85. Purdue 4-8
86. Nevada 4-8
87. Indiana 4-8
88. N. C. State 4-8
89. Tulane 4-8
90. Louisiana Tech 4-8
91. UTEP 4-8
92. Utah 3-9
93. Iowa State 3-9
94. Virginia 3-9
95. Auburn 3-9
96. Memphis 3-9
97. Arkansas 3-9
98. Temple 3-9
99. Washington State 3-9
100. Miami (O.) 3-9
101. UNLV 3-9
102. Army 3-9
103. Boston College 3-9
104. Western Michigan 3-9
105. Maryland 3-9
106. Air Force 3-9
107. Troy 3-9
108. Iowa 2-10
109. Georgia State 3-9
110. Kentucky 2-10
111. South Alabama 2-10
112. New Mexico 2-10
113. Colorado 2-10
114. Akron 2-10
115. New Mexico State 2-10
116. Hawaii 1-11
117. California 1-11
118. USF 1-11
119. Eastern Michigan 1-11
120. Illinois 1-11
121. Southern Miss 1-11
122. Kansas 1-11
123. FIU 1-11
124. Massachusetts 1-11
125. Idaho 1-11

CONFERENCE POWER RANKINGS
Rank Conference Power
1. SEC 73.96
2. Big 12 72.87
3. PAC-12 72.39
4. Big Ten 71.45
5. ACC 69.40
6. American 66.92
Rank Conference Power
7. MWC 66.24
8. MAC 64.23
9. Independents 61.65
10. Sun Belt 60.95
11. CUSA 60.88

DIVISION POWER RANKINGS
Rank Conference Power
1. PAC-12 North 74.70
2. SEC West 74.34
3. SEC East 73.58
4. Big Ten Legends 73.22
5. Big 12 72.87
6. ACC Coastal 72.15
7. PAC-12 South 70.08
8. Big Ten Leaders 69.68
9. MWC West 68.69
Rank Conference Power
10. American 66.92
11. ACC Atlantic 66.65
12. MAC West 65.29
13. MWC Mountain 63.78
14. MAC East 63.32
15. CUSA West 62.44
16. Independents 61.65
17. Sun Belt 60.95
18. CUSA East 59.32