Power to the People

It’s official, the SSA College Football Power Ratings are out. Like many power ratings systems, the SSA ratings reflect a difference in points between teams. For example, Florida State is a 52.19 while Florida is a 41.15, meaning that on a neutral field Florida State is 11 points better than Florida. Unlike other power ratings systems, which are backwards looking, the SSA power ratings are optimized for forecasting, allowing us to peer into the future.¬†Yes, the list is long, we go all the way from #1 to #128 (sorry UMass).

SSA Rank Team SSA Power Rating
1 Florida State 52.19
2 Oklahoma 52.19
3 Alabama 51.69
4 Clemson 51.55
5 LSU 51.32
6 Tennessee 49.57
7 Washington 47.47
8 Baylor 46.42
9 Ole Miss 45.74
10 Ohio State 45.49
11 Stanford 45.25
12 Michigan 44.93
13 Notre Dame 44.87
14 USC 44.54
15 Louisville 44.37
16 UCLA 44.27
17 TCU 42.47
18 Georgia 42.44
19 Oklahoma State 42.42
20 Iowa 42.27
21 Miami FL 41.58
22 Florida 41.15
23 Boise State 40.88
24 Auburn 40.77
25 North Carolina 40.57
26 Nebraska 40.44
27 Oregon 40.37
28 Houston 40.13
29 Pittsburgh 40.10
30 Michigan State 39.90
31 Texas 39.40
32 Texas A&M 39.00
33 Arkansas 38.75
34 Brigham Young 38.09
35 Utah 38.06
36 West Virginia 37.53
37 South Florida 37.50
38 Virginia Tech 36.96
39 Washington State 36.88
40 Wisconsin 36.86
41 Georgia Tech 36.54
42 Northwestern 36.49
43 San Diego State 36.04
44 Mississippi State 35.47
45 Kansas State 35.23
46 Penn State 35.10
47 Arizona 35.06
48 Arizona State 34.03
49 NC State 33.97
50 Cincinnati 33.49
51 Boston College 33.48
52 Western Michigan 33.45
53 Colorado 33.33
54 Texas Tech 33.32
55 Duke 33.20
56 Temple 33.11
57 Minnesota 33.07
58 Missouri 33.02
59 Appalachian State 32.24
60 Virginia 31.70
61 Northern Illinois 31.42
62 Western Kentucky 31.30
63 California 31.28
64 Vanderbilt 30.43
65 Indiana 30.27
66 Air Force 29.99
67 Memphis 29.81
68 Marshall 29.65
69 South Carolina 29.53
70 Georgia Southern 29.43
71 Southern Miss 29.30
72 Arkansas State 28.93
73 Middle Tennessee 28.73
74 Central Michigan 28.64
75 Iowa State 28.50
76 Syracuse 28.26
77 Connecticut 27.95
78 Illinois 27.84
79 Wake Forest 27.83
80 Kentucky 27.70
81 Toledo 27.50
82 Maryland 27.17
83 Navy 26.95
84 Nevada 26.60
85 San Jose State 26.32
86 Utah State 25.82
87 Bowling Green 25.25
88 Rutgers 25.10
89 Tulsa 24.91
90 New Mexico 24.46
91 Purdue 24.29
92 Ohio 23.02
93 Oregon State 22.73
94 Colorado State 22.37
95 East Carolina 21.63
96 Akron 20.86
97 Louisiana Tech 20.82
98 Troy 20.80
99 Louisiana-Lafayette 19.87
100 Florida Atlantic 19.72
101 UNLV 19.14
102 Army 18.98
103 Fresno State 18.95
104 Kent State 18.84
105 Wyoming 18.56
106 Florida International 18.43
107 Old Dominion 18.02
108 Kansas 17.52
109 Rice 17.41
110 SMU 16.84
111 UTEP 15.75
112 UCF 15.22
113 Idaho 15.01
114 Buffalo 14.60
115 Georgia State 14.39
116 Ball State 14.30
117 Eastern Michigan 12.85
118 Charlotte 12.74
119 Miami OH 12.39
120 Hawaii 12.35
121 South Alabama 10.58
122 Tulane 10.29
123 New Mexico State 9.59
124 UTSA 9.26
125 Texas State 5.56
126 Louisiana-Monroe 5.29
127 North Texas 4.00
128 Massachusetts 2.45
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Jordan Sundheim is a veteran of the sports analytics field with a background in both athletics and statistics. He earned his master's at Duke, coached football at Stanford, and is currently a sports analytics consultant.