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.

SchoolConferenceRatingNat RankConf Rank
GeorgiaSEC99.511
Ohio StateBig1098.921
USCPac1297.831
AlabamaSEC95.942
ClemsonACC95.851
TexasBig1294.961
Florida StateACC92.372
Penn StateBig1092.282
OklahomaBig1292.192
AuburnSEC91.8103
LSUSEC91.6114
FloridaSEC90.7125
Miami FLACC90.0133
Notre DameInd89.214
South CarolinaSEC88.8156
Texas A&MSEC88.2167
WashingtonPac1287.6172
TennesseeSEC86.8188
MichiganBig1086.5193
UCLAPac1285.9203
OregonPac1285.9214
StanfordPac1285.2225
Ole MissSEC84.5239
Mississippi StateSEC83.72410
NebraskaBig1083.4254
Virginia TechACC83.0264
LouisvilleACC82.4275
TCUBig1282.4283
UtahPac1282.3296
North CarolinaACC82.2306
Michigan StateBig1081.8315
West VirginiaBig1281.2324
MarylandBig1081.1336
Arizona StatePac1280.9347
KentuckySEC80.93511
ArkansasSEC80.43612
NC StateACC80.3377
WisconsinBig1079.9387
Oklahoma StateBig1279.6395
CaliforniaPac1279.5408
MinnesotaBig1079.4418
BaylorBig1279.1426
IowaBig1078.6439
PittsburghACC78.4448
MissouriSEC78.34513
Washington StatePac1277.9469
Georgia TechACC77.8479
ArizonaPac1277.54810
Iowa StateBig1277.4497
DukeACC77.35010
CincinnatiAAC77.2511
SyracuseACC77.25211
VanderbiltSEC77.25314
PurdueBig1076.75410
NorthwesternBig1076.65511
IndianaBig1076.45612
ColoradoPac1276.05711
IllinoisBig1075.95813
RutgersBig1075.85914
VirginiaACC75.76012
KansasBig1275.4618
Boise StateMW75.2621
Wake ForestACC74.96313
Kansas StateBig1274.9649
Texas TechBig1274.76510
Oregon StatePac1274.66612
Boston CollegeACC74.06714
Western MichiganMAC73.3681
HoustonAAC73.1692
UCFAAC72.9703
MarshallCUSA72.8711
MemphisAAC72.7724
South FloridaAAC72.6735
UTSACUSA71.5742
Brigham YoungInd71.475
SMUAAC71.3766
Florida AtlanticCUSA70.8773
ToledoMAC70.7782
San Diego StateMW70.7792
Florida InternationalCUSA70.6804
Southern MissCUSA70.3815
TempleAAC70.3827
Louisiana TechCUSA70.2836
TulaneAAC70.0848
Western KentuckyCUSA69.4857
Georgia SouthernSunBelt69.3861
Arkansas StateSunBelt69.1872
Northern IllinoisMAC68.8883
TroySunBelt68.3893
East CarolinaAAC68.3909
Colorado StateMW67.8913
San Jose StateMW67.7924
UNLVMW67.7935
Bowling GreenMAC67.2944
NavyAAC66.89510
Miami OHMAC66.8965
Fresno StateMW66.8976
Middle TennesseeCUSA66.7988
TulsaAAC66.79911
North TexasCUSA66.61009
MassachusettsInd66.5101
Louisiana-LafayetteSunBelt66.51024
Texas StateSunBelt66.21035
NevadaMW66.11047
Georgia StateSunBelt65.61056
Ball StateMAC65.41066
ConnecticutAAC65.410712
OhioMAC65.01087
Louisiana-MonroeSunBelt64.81097
Eastern MichiganMAC64.71108
ArmyInd64.7111
Air ForceMW64.71128
South AlabamaSunBelt64.61138
Appalachian StateSunBelt64.21149
Utah StateMW64.21159
New MexicoMW63.611610
HawaiiMW63.411711
Kent StateMAC63.21189
WyomingMW63.211912
Old DominionCUSA63.112010
New Mexico StateInd63.0121
Central MichiganMAC62.812210
RiceCUSA62.512311
CharlotteCUSA62.212412
LibertyInd62.0125
AkronMAC61.212611
BuffaloMAC60.612712
UTEPCUSA60.112813
UABCUSA59.712914
Coastal CarolinaSunBelt54.513010