UPDATED: Projected Final Top 127

October 14, 2020 by Staff

With the release of schedules by the MAC, Mountain West and PAC-12, the projected final rankings and conference standings have naturally changed. This rankings reset includes the actual results of games already played through October 10, in addition to the projected outcomes for games currently scheduled through the end of the regular season.

Projected Final Four and Predicted Results

Semifinals:
1 seed Alabama over 4 seed Southern California
2 seed Clemson over 3 seed Wisconsin

National Championship:
Alabama over Clemson

Also See: Projected Conference Standings

Projected Top 127
(End of regular season)

RANK TEAM CONF. POWER RANK W L CW CL SCHED.
1 Alabama SEC-W 94.21 94.21 10 0 10 0 23
2 Clemson ACC 93.45 93.45 11 0 10 0 59
3 Wisconsin Big 10-W 93.07 93.07 8 0 8 0 7
4 Southern California PAC 12-S 85.76 85.76 6 0 6 0 50
5 California PAC 12-N 85.52 85.52 6 0 6 0 31
6 Notre Dame ACC 88.72 80.66 10 1 9 1 55
7 Ohio State Big 10-E 91.13 79.74 7 1 7 1 38
8 Minnesota Big 10-W 87.63 76.68 7 1 7 1 25
9 Oklahoma State Big 12 83.38 75.04 9 1 8 1 61
10 Oregon PAC 12-N 85.99 71.66 5 1 5 1 40
11 Virginia Tech ACC 86.79 71.01 9 2 8 2 47
12 Oklahoma Big 12 88.30 70.64 8 2 7 2 65
13 Georgia SEC-E 87.05 69.64 8 2 8 2 35
14 Boise State MWC 69.51 69.51 8 0 7 0 78
15 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun-W 69.10 69.10 10 0 7 0 95
16 Tennessee SEC-E 86.32 69.05 8 2 8 2 21
17 Marshall CUSA-E 68.77 68.77 8 0 6 0 105
18 Cincinnati American 74.53 67.08 9 1 7 1 76
19 Penn State Big 10-E 89.24 66.93 6 2 6 2 30
20 Indiana Big 10-E 87.21 65.41 6 2 6 2 20
21 North Carolina ACC 77.87 63.71 9 2 8 2 60
22 Appalachian State Sun-E 70.78 63.70 9 1 7 0 98
23 Louisiana State SEC-W 90.94 63.66 7 3 7 3 43
24 Brigham Young Ind. 69.96 62.96 9 1     93
25 Southern Methodist American 67.23 61.12 10 1 7 1 83
26 Texas A & M SEC-W 87.02 60.91 7 3 7 3 33
27 Memphis American 75.46 60.37 7 2 5 2 102
28 Virginia ACC 81.60 59.34 8 3 7 3 57
29 Central Michigan MAC-W 58.90 58.90 6 0 6 0 114
30 San Diego State MWC 66.81 58.46 7 1 7 0 81
31 Air Force MWC 66.27 57.99 7 1 5 1 91
32 Central Florida American 74.30 57.79 7 2 6 2 70
33 Texas Big 12 82.10 57.47 7 3 6 3 64
34 Iowa State Big 12 76.49 53.54 7 3 7 2 54
35 Utah PAC 12-S 79.90 53.27 4 2 4 2 41
36 Iowa Big 10-W 84.56 52.85 5 3 5 3 10
37 Florida SEC-E 86.77 52.06 6 4 6 4 32
38 Buffalo MAC-E 61.31 51.09 5 1 5 1 125
39 Washington PAC 12-N 76.16 50.77 4 2 4 2 22
40 Miami (O) MAC-E 60.64 50.53 5 1 5 1 122
41 Nevada MWC 61.82 46.37 6 2 6 2 100
42 Georgia Southern Sun-E 61.05 45.79 9 3 5 3 109
43 Ala.-Birmingham CUSA-W 63.70 44.59 7 3 5 1 111
44 Michigan Big 10-E 86.24 43.12 4 4 4 4 6
45 North Carolina State ACC 67.69 43.07 7 4 6 4 58
46 Georgia State Sun-E 64.56 43.04 6 3 5 3 82
47 Western Kentucky CUSA-E 66.88 42.56 7 4 6 1 85
48 Pittsburgh ACC 77.51 42.28 6 5 5 5 56
49 Kentucky SEC-E 84.45 42.22 5 5 5 5 24
50 Arkansas State Sun-W 65.12 41.44 7 4 5 3 84
51 Ohio MAC-E 61.63 41.09 4 2 4 2 118
52 Auburn SEC-W 80.98 40.49 5 5 5 5 15
53 Navy American 63.62 40.49 7 4 6 2 71
54 Wyoming MWC 62.98 39.36 5 3 5 3 92
55 Arizona State PAC 12-S 77.60 38.80 3 3 3 3 27
56 Arizona PAC 12-S 76.91 38.46 3 3 3 3 37
57 Hawaii MWC 60.95 38.09 5 3 5 3 96
58 Stanford PAC 12-N 73.81 36.91 3 3 3 3 29
59 Coastal Carolina Sun-E 56.96 36.25 7 4 4 4 97
60 Louisville ACC 79.56 36.17 5 6 4 6 42
61 Missouri SEC-E 71.99 36.00 5 5 5 5 17
62 Rice CUSA-W 53.23 35.49 4 2 4 2 127
63 Kansas State Big 12 70.94 35.47 5 5 5 4 53
64 Western Michigan MAC-W 53.02 35.35 4 2 4 2 126
65 Tulane American 62.74 34.22 6 5 3 5 72
66 Baylor Big 12 76.64 34.06 4 5 4 5 52
67 Louisiana Tech CUSA-W 53.07 33.77 7 4 5 3 116
68 Miami (FLA) ACC 73.78 33.54 5 6 4 6 34
69 Florida Atlantic CUSA-E 57.85 33.05 4 3 4 2 88
70 Boston College ACC 70.90 32.23 5 6 4 6 36
71 Southern Mississippi CUSA-W 56.00 30.55 6 5 4 3 123
72 Army Ind. 54.85 29.92 6 5     115
73 Illinois Big 10-W 75.60 28.35 3 5 3 5 9
74 Houston American 63.54 28.24 3 5 2 4 89
75 Kent State MAC-E 56.06 28.03 3 3 3 3 119
76 Purdue Big 10-W 73.71 27.64 3 5 3 5 12
77 West Virginia Big 12 67.92 27.17 4 6 3 6 63
78 Troy Sun-E 53.81 26.91 6 6 3 5 101
79 Mississippi SEC-W 67.20 26.88 4 6 4 6 19
80 Charlotte CUSA-E 60.28 26.79 4 5 4 3 90
81 Ball State MAC-W 53.57 26.79 3 3 3 3 110
82 Wake Forest ACC 72.91 26.51 4 7 3 7 45
83 Michigan State Big 10-E 70.59 26.47 3 5 3 5 13
84 Fresno State MWC 52.65 26.33 4 4 4 4 103
85 Liberty Ind. 52.07 26.04 5 5     94
86 Toledo MAC-W 51.66 25.83 3 3 3 3 124
87 Utah State MWC 61.07 22.90 3 5 3 5 80
88 Texas Christian Big 12 67.94 22.65 3 6 3 6 46
89 UTSA CUSA-W 48.36 20.15 5 7 3 5 120
90 Texas Tech Big 12 65.70 19.71 3 7 2 7 62
91 Tulsa American 57.36 19.12 3 6 3 5 66
92 Duke ACC 68.02 18.55 3 8 2 8 48
93 Georgia Tech ACC 67.57 18.43 3 8 3 7 39
94 Northwestern Big 10-W 72.05 18.01 2 6 2 6 26
95 Florida International CUSA-E 53.42 17.81 3 6 2 5 117
96 Syracuse ACC 64.78 17.67 3 8 2 8 44
97 Eastern Michigan MAC-W 52.97 17.66 2 4 2 4 113
98 Temple American 64.14 16.03 2 6 2 6 67
99 San Jose State MWC 55.50 13.88 2 6 2 6 87
100 Mississippi State SEC-W 66.95 13.39 2 8 2 8 18
101 Colorado State MWC 52.88 13.22 2 6 2 6 86
102 Oregon State PAC 12-N 74.72 12.45 1 5 1 5 14
103 Colorado PAC 12-S 66.74 11.12 1 5 1 5 28
104 North Texas CUSA-W 49.54 9.91 2 8 1 7 121
105 Texas-El Paso CUSA-W 37.69 9.42 3 9 0 8 112
106 Nebraska Big 10-W 73.28 9.16 1 7 1 7 1
107 Middle Tennessee CUSA-E 49.87 9.07 2 9 2 6 104
108 South Alabama Sun-W 48.81 8.88 2 9 1 7 77
109 Maryland Big 10-E 60.79 7.60 1 7 1 7 4
110 Bowling Green MAC-E 42.43 7.07 1 5 1 5 108
111 South Carolina SEC-E 67.31 6.73 1 9 1 9 3
112 Vanderbilt SEC-E 66.24 6.62 1 9 1 9 8
113 Florida State ACC 70.01 6.36 1 10 0 10 49
114 East Carolina American 53.64 5.96 1 8 1 7 69
115 Arkansas SEC-W 57.16 5.72 1 9 1 9 2
116 South Florida American 53.95 5.40 1 9 0 8 68
117 Louisiana-Monroe Sun-W 52.24 4.35 1 11 1 7 99
118 Texas State Sun-W 49.97 4.16 1 11 1 7 73
119 Washington State PAC 12-N 72.08 0.00 0 6 0 6 5
120 UCLA PAC 12-S 68.33 0.00 0 6 0 6 16
121 Rutgers Big 10-E 60.92 0.00 0 8 0 8 11
122 Kansas Big 12 55.26 0.00 0 10 0 9 51
123 Nevada-Las Vegas MWC 48.35 0.00 0 8 0 8 75
124 Northern Illinois MAC-W 48.13 0.00 0 6 0 6 107
125 New Mexico MWC 40.98 0.00 0 8 0 8 79
126 Massachusetts Ind. 40.07 0.00 0 1     74
127 Akron MAC-E 38.42 0.00 0 6 0 6 106

Projected Final Standings
(End of regular season)

 

RANK ACC W L CW CL POWER SOS
2 Clemson 11 0 10 0 93.45 59
6 Notre Dame 10 1 9 1 88.72 55
11 Virginia Tech 9 2 8 2 86.79 47
21 North Carolina 9 2 8 2 77.87 60
28 Virginia 8 3 7 3 81.60 57
45 North Carolina State 7 4 6 4 67.69 58
48 Pittsburgh 6 5 5 5 77.51 56
60 Louisville 5 6 4 6 79.56 42
68 Miami (FLA) 5 6 4 6 73.78 34
70 Boston College 5 6 4 6 70.90 36
82 Wake Forest 4 7 3 7 72.91 45
93 Georgia Tech 3 8 3 7 67.57 39
92 Duke 3 8 2 8 68.02 48
96 Syracuse 3 8 2 8 64.78 44
113 Florida State 1 10 0 10 70.01 49
               
RANK AMERICAN W L CW CL POWER SOS
18 Cincinnati 9 1 7 1 74.53 76
25 Southern Methodist 10 1 7 1 67.23 83
32 Central Florida 7 2 6 2 74.30 70
53 Navy 7 4 6 2 63.62 71
27 Memphis 7 2 5 2 75.46 102
65 Tulane 6 5 3 5 62.74 72
91 Tulsa 3 6 3 5 57.36 66
74 Houston 3 5 2 4 63.54 89
98 Temple 2 6 2 6 64.14 67
114 East Carolina 1 8 1 7 53.64 69
116 South Florida 1 9 0 8 53.95 68
               
RANK BIG TEN-East W L CW CL POWER SOS
7 Ohio State 7 1 7 1 91.13 38
19 Penn State 6 2 6 2 89.24 30
20 Indiana 6 2 6 2 87.21 20
44 Michigan 4 4 4 4 86.24 6
83 Michigan State 3 5 3 5 70.59 13
109 Maryland 1 7 1 7 60.79 4
121 Rutgers 0 8 0 8 60.92 11
  BIG TEN-West            
3 Wisconsin 8 0 8 0 93.07 7
8 Minnesota 7 1 7 1 87.63 25
36 Iowa 5 3 5 3 84.56 10
73 Illinois 3 5 3 5 75.60 9
76 Purdue 3 5 3 5 73.71 12
94 Northwestern 2 6 2 6 72.05 26
106 Nebraska 1 7 1 7 73.28 1
               
RANK BIG 12 W L CW CL POWER SOS
9 Oklahoma State 9 1 8 1 83.38 61
12 Oklahoma 8 2 7 2 88.30 65
34 Iowa State 7 3 7 2 76.49 54
33 Texas 7 3 6 3 82.10 64
63 Kansas State 5 5 5 4 70.94 53
66 Baylor 4 5 4 5 76.64 52
77 West Virginia 4 6 3 6 67.92 63
88 Texas Christian 3 6 3 6 67.94 46
90 Texas Tech 3 7 2 7 65.70 62
122 Kansas 0 10 0 9 55.26 51
               
RANK CUSA-East W L CW CL POWER SOS
17 Marshall 8 0 6 0 68.77 105
47 Western Kentucky 7 4 6 1 66.88 85
69 Florida Atlantic 4 3 4 2 57.85 88
80 Charlotte 4 5 4 3 60.28 90
95 Florida International 3 6 2 5 53.42 117
107 Middle Tennessee 2 9 2 6 49.87 104
  CUSA-West            
43 Ala.-Birmingham 7 3 5 1 63.70 111
62 Rice 4 2 4 2 53.23 127
67 Louisiana Tech 7 4 5 3 53.07 116
71 Southern Mississippi 6 5 4 3 56.00 123
89 UTSA 5 7 3 5 48.36 120
104 North Texas 2 8 1 7 49.54 121
105 Texas-El Paso 3 9 0 8 37.69 112
               
RANK INDEPENDENTS W L CW CL POWER SOS
24 Brigham Young 9 1     69.96 93
126 Massachusetts 0 1     40.07 74
72 Army 6 5     54.85 115
85 Liberty 5 5     52.07 94
               
RANK MAC-East W L CW CL POWER SOS
38 Buffalo 5 1 5 1 61.31 125
40 Miami (O) 5 1 5 1 60.64 122
51 Ohio 4 2 4 2 61.63 118
75 Kent State 3 3 3 3 56.06 119
110 Bowling Green 1 5 1 5 42.43 108
127 Akron 0 6 0 6 38.42 106
  MAC-West            
29 Central Michigan 6 0 6 0 58.90 114
64 Western Michigan 4 2 4 2 53.02 126
81 Ball State 3 3 3 3 53.57 110
86 Toledo 3 3 3 3 51.66 124
97 Eastern Michigan 2 4 2 4 52.97 113
124 Northern Illinois 0 6 0 6 48.13 107
               
RANK MWC W L CW CL POWER SOS
14 Boise State 8 0 7 0 69.51 78
30 San Diego State 7 1 7 0 66.81 81
31 Air Force 7 1 5 1 66.27 91
41 Nevada 6 2 6 2 61.82 100
54 Wyoming 5 3 5 3 62.98 92
57 Hawaii 5 3 5 3 60.95 96
84 Fresno State 4 4 4 4 52.65 103
87 Utah State 3 5 3 5 61.07 80
99 San Jose State 2 6 2 6 55.50 87
101 Colorado State 2 6 2 6 52.88 86
123 Nevada-Las Vegas 0 8 0 8 48.35 75
125 New Mexico 0 8 0 8 40.98 79
               
RANK PAC 12-North W L CW CL POWER SOS
5 California 6 0 6 0 85.52 31
10 Oregon 5 1 5 1 85.99 40
39 Washington 4 2 4 2 76.16 22
58 Stanford 3 3 3 3 73.81 29
102 Oregon State 1 5 1 5 74.72 14
119 Washington State 0 6 0 6 72.08 5
  PAC 12-South            
4 Southern California 6 0 6 0 85.76 50
35 Utah 4 2 4 2 79.90 41
55 Arizona State 3 3 3 3 77.60 27
56 Arizona 3 3 3 3 76.91 37
103 Colorado 1 5 1 5 66.74 28
120 UCLA 0 6 0 6 68.33 16
               
RANK SEC-Eastern W L CW CL POWER SOS
13 Georgia 8 2 8 2 87.05 35
16 Tennessee 8 2 8 2 86.32 21
37 Florida 6 4 6 4 86.77 32
49 Kentucky 5 5 5 5 84.45 24
61 Missouri 5 5 5 5 71.99 17
111 South Carolina 1 9 1 9 67.31 3
112 Vanderbilt 1 9 1 9 66.24 8
  SEC-Western            
1 Alabama 10 0 10 0 94.21 23
23 Louisiana State 7 3 7 3 90.94 43
26 Texas A & M 7 3 7 3 87.02 33
52 Auburn 5 5 5 5 80.98 15
79 Mississippi 4 6 4 6 67.20 19
100 Mississippi State 2 8 2 8 66.95 18
115 Arkansas 1 9 1 9 57.16 2
               
RANK SUN BELT-East W L CW CL POWER SOS
22 Appalachian State 9 1 7 0 70.78 98
42 Georgia Southern 9 3 5 3 61.05 109
46 Georgia State 6 3 5 3 64.56 82
59 Coastal Carolina 7 4 4 4 56.96 97
78 Troy 6 6 3 5 53.81 101
  SUN BELT-West            
15 Louisiana-Lafayette 10 0 7 0 69.10 95
50 Arkansas State 7 4 5 3 65.12 84
108 South Alabama 2 9 1 7 48.81 77
117 Louisiana-Monroe 1 11 1 7 52.24 99
118 Texas State 1 11 1 7 49.97 73