2013 Preseason College Football Rankings

These preseason rankings for the 2013 season are based on a regression model that considers team performance in previous years, turnovers and returning starters.

Since 2005, a higher ranked team in these preseason rankings have beaten a lower ranked team in 60.6% of bowl games that season. These rankings also predicted the winner of 70.5% of regular season games. The preseason rankings achieve this accuracy without knowledge of any regular season games during the season.


RankTeamRatingRecord
1Alabama22.930-0
2Oregon22.480-0
3Stanford15.830-0
4Texas A&M15.550-0
5LSU14.560-0
6Georgia14.170-0
7Florida13.420-0
8South Carolina12.980-0
9Texas12.040-0
10USC11.430-0
11TCU11.130-0
12Notre Dame11.110-0
13Ohio State10.810-0
14Mississippi10.720-0
15Oklahoma State10.580-0
16Wisconsin10.560-0
17Oklahoma10.450-0
18Oregon State10.220-0
19Clemson10.090-0
20Florida State9.590-0
21Utah State9.370-0
22Arizona9.340-0
23Brigham Young8.660-0
24Arizona State7.340-0
25Nebraska7.280-0
26Baylor7.250-0
27Boise State7.230-0
28Michigan State6.530-0
29Michigan6.250-0
30Miami (FL)6.190-0
31Missouri6.020-0
32Cincinnati5.760-0
33Louisville5.620-0
34Tennessee5.570-0
35Washington5.530-0
36Georgia Tech5.420-0
37Kansas State5.290-0
38Auburn4.760-0
39UCLA4.720-0
40Fresno State4.610-0
41North Carolina4.060-0
42Texas Tech4.040-0
43Penn State3.840-0
44Pittsburgh3.760-0
45Virginia Tech3.680-0
46Arkansas3.530-0
47Vanderbilt3.490-0
48San Jose State3.360-0
49Syracuse2.970-0
50Utah2.390-0
51Northwestern2.210-0
52West Virginia2.040-0
53San Diego State1.580-0
54Northern Illinois1.490-0
55Mississippi State1.480-0
56Louisiana Tech1.200-0
57UCF0.460-0
58Bowling Green0.280-0
59Arkansas State0.180-0
60Iowa State0.030-0
61Iowa-0.280-0
62North Carolina State-0.320-0
63Tulsa-0.500-0
64Kentucky-1.200-0
65Rutgers-1.320-0
66Indiana-1.330-0
67Minnesota-1.360-0
68Nevada-1.370-0
69Connecticut-1.570-0
70Purdue-1.740-0
71Washington State-1.900-0
72California-2.040-0
73Virginia-2.260-0
74East Carolina-2.360-0
75Louisiana Monroe-2.370-0
76Louisiana Lafayette-2.470-0
77South Florida-2.820-0
78Toledo-3.380-0
79Ohio-3.610-0
80Middle Tennessee State-3.960-0
81Rice-4.000-0
82Houston-4.060-0
83SMU-4.230-0
84Air Force-4.270-0
85Western Kentucky-4.360-0
86Boston College-4.670-0
87Navy-4.880-0
88Temple-5.220-0
89Ball State-5.280-0
90Troy-5.500-0
91Duke-5.620-0
92North Texas-5.770-0
93Kent State-5.780-0
94Maryland-6.440-0
95Colorado State-6.560-0
96Buffalo-6.760-0
97Texas State-6.770-0
98Marshall-6.980-0
99UAB-7.940-0
100Western Michigan-8.290-0
101Wake Forest-8.290-0
102UNLV-8.370-0
103Southern Miss-8.400-0
104Central Michigan-8.860-0
105Colorado-9.370-0
106Wyoming-9.650-0
107Kansas-9.750-0
108UTEP-9.760-0
109UTSA-9.800-0
110Illinois-10.070-0
111Florida Atlantic-10.710-0
112Florida International-10.990-0
113South Alabama-11.250-0
114Army-11.370-0
115Miami (OH)-11.400-0
116Hawaii-12.190-0
117Tulane-12.920-0
118Memphis-14.410-0
119Akron-15.540-0
120Eastern Michigan-15.770-0
121New Mexico-16.470-0
122New Mexico State-17.090-0
123Idaho-17.440-0
124Massachusetts-19.880-0
125Georgia State-27.100-0