CFB Talent Ratings

The SSA Talent Ratings are a combination of recruit quality and player development. The model captures both the raw talent of players coming out of high school along with their progression as they become upper classmen. Like our Power Ratings, an average college football team gets a C (75). Teams with top talent approach an A+ (100) and teams with no talent get an F (<60). While the ratings are point based you’re better off handicapping a game using our power numbers. These talent ratings have been updated for the 2019 season.

SchoolConferenceRatingNat RankConf Rank
AlabamaSEC99.111
GeorgiaSEC96.622
Ohio StateBig1093.931
MichiganBig1093.242
OklahomaBig1292.551
LSUSEC92.263
FloridaSEC91.374
TexasBig1291.382
Texas A&MSEC91.195
AuburnSEC90.6106
Florida StateACC89.5111
TennesseeSEC89.4127
Penn StateBig1089.3133
Notre DameInd89.114NA
OregonPac1288.8151
ClemsonACC88.6162
USCPac1288.2172
South CarolinaSEC87.5188
WashingtonPac1286.4193
ArkansasSEC85.2209
NebraskaBig1084.8214
StanfordPac1284.7224
Mississippi StateSEC84.52310
Miami FLACC84.1243
Ole MissSEC83.72511
Virginia TechACC83.7264
WisconsinBig1082.5275
KentuckySEC81.62812
Michigan StateBig1081.5296
North CarolinaACC81.2305
UtahPac1280.8315
TCUBig1280.7323
UCLAPac1280.6336
NC StateACC80.3346
PurdueBig1079.8357
Arizona StatePac1279.7367
Oklahoma StateBig1279.3374
MarylandBig1079.3388
MissouriSEC79.33913
IowaBig1079.3409
Iowa StateBig1279.1415
West VirginiaBig1279.0426
VirginiaACC78.8437
BaylorBig1278.5447
PittsburghACC78.5458
MinnesotaBig1078.44610
LouisvilleACC78.3479
IndianaBig1078.24811
IllinoisBig1077.94912
CaliforniaPac1277.6508
NorthwesternBig1077.35113
Georgia TechACC77.35210
ColoradoPac1277.2539
DukeACC77.15411
Washington StatePac1277.15510
Boise StateMW76.9561
SyracuseACC76.15712
ArizonaPac1275.85811
VanderbiltSEC75.75914
RutgersBig1075.66014
Texas TechBig1275.2618
Oregon StatePac1275.06212
Boston CollegeACC74.86313
UCFAAC74.8641
Wake ForestACC74.56514
MemphisAAC74.4662
Kansas StateBig1273.7679
CincinnatiAAC73.6683
KansasBig1273.36910
HoustonAAC72.2704
Florida AtlanticCUSA72.1711
Colorado StateMW71.8722
SMUAAC71.7735
South FloridaAAC71.6746
MarshallCUSA71.2752
East CarolinaAAC70.9767
ToledoMAC70.6771
TroySunBelt70.3781
Brigham YoungInd70.279NA
Florida InternationalCUSA69.9803
San Diego StateMW69.7813
Southern MissCUSA69.7824
Louisiana TechCUSA69.7835
UABCUSA69.3846
TulaneAAC69.2858
Western MichiganMAC69.1862
North TexasCUSA68.9877
ArmyInd68.888NA
Fresno StateMW68.8894
Middle TennesseeCUSA68.5908
Air ForceMW68.4915
UTSACUSA68.3929
NevadaMW68.3936
Western KentuckyCUSA68.19410
OhioMAC67.7953
NavyAAC67.6969
Utah StateMW67.4977
Louisiana-LafayetteSunBelt67.3982
TempleAAC67.19910
Arkansas StateSunBelt67.01003
Georgia StateSunBelt66.91014
Appalachian StateSunBelt66.91025
Miami OHMAC66.81034
WyomingMW66.81048
Georgia SouthernSunBelt66.71056
Ball StateMAC66.31065
Texas StateSunBelt66.31077
Northern IllinoisMAC66.21086
TulsaAAC66.210911
LibertyInd66.2110NA
MassachusettsInd66.1111NA
UNLVMW65.71129
Central MichiganMAC65.41137
San Jose StateMW65.211410
Bowling GreenMAC64.81158
ConnecticutAAC64.811612
HawaiiMW64.411711
Old DominionCUSA64.111811
BuffaloMAC64.11199
New Mexico StateInd63.8120NA
Louisiana-MonroeSunBelt63.71218
South AlabamaSunBelt63.71229
RiceCUSA63.612312
New MexicoMW63.512412
Kent StateMAC63.112510
Eastern MichiganMAC62.812611
CharlotteCUSA62.512713
UTEPCUSA62.312814
AkronMAC61.512912
Coastal CarolinaSunBelt53.313010