Bowl Subdivision Rankings

These preseason rankings come from a regression model that considers team performance, turnovers and returning starters. To learn more about the 2016 rankings, click here.


RankTeamRatingRecord
1Alabama21.180-0
2Florida State19.280-0
3LSU17.350-0
4Clemson16.300-0
5Oklahoma16.210-0
6Stanford15.740-0
7Tennessee14.850-0
8Mississippi13.170-0
9Michigan12.580-0
10Texas A&M12.260-0
11Ohio State12.070-0
12Arkansas11.790-0
13Notre Dame11.780-0
14Louisville11.300-0
15Baylor11.280-0
16Georgia11.020-0
17Oklahoma State10.770-0
18Oregon10.720-0
19USC10.370-0
20North Carolina10.140-0
21TCU9.880-0
22Wisconsin9.780-0
23Mississippi State9.540-0
24Utah8.900-0
25Nebraska8.660-0
26Washington8.620-0
27Brigham Young8.560-0
28Florida8.320-0
29Michigan State7.880-0
30Washington State7.310-0
31Virginia Tech7.210-0
32Auburn7.060-0
33Pittsburgh6.710-0
34South Carolina5.920-0
35West Virginia5.840-0
36Iowa5.810-0
37UCLA5.640-0
38Arizona5.520-0
39Texas5.370-0
40Miami (FL)5.190-0
41Houston5.170-0
42Texas Tech5.040-0
43Penn State3.850-0
44Vanderbilt3.690-0
45Memphis3.590-0
46Toledo3.490-0
47Georgia Tech3.410-0
48Cincinnati3.390-0
49Boise State3.380-0
50Kansas State3.250-0
51South Florida3.180-0
52Missouri2.980-0
53Arizona State2.630-0
54Temple2.570-0
55Boston College2.510-0
56California2.090-0
57Georgia Southern1.960-0
58Northwestern1.920-0
59North Carolina State1.890-0
60Minnesota1.780-0
61Navy1.350-0
62Western Kentucky1.340-0
63Iowa State1.000-0
64Syracuse0.880-0
65Northern Illinois0.700-0
66San Diego State0.640-0
67Indiana0.520-0
68Western Michigan0.280-0
69Bowling Green0.020-0
70Air Force-0.250-0
71Connecticut-0.270-0
72Virginia-0.450-0
73Wake Forest-0.560-0
74Utah State-0.580-0
75Duke-0.630-0
76Purdue-1.160-0
77Colorado-1.210-0
78Maryland-1.300-0
79Marshall-1.500-0
80East Carolina-1.750-0
81San Jose State-1.830-0
82Tulsa-2.160-0
83Kentucky-2.320-0
84Rutgers-2.390-0
85Appalachian State-2.430-0
86Central Michigan-2.440-0
87Oregon State-2.680-0
88Illinois-4.230-0
89UCF-5.500-0
90Arkansas State-5.740-0
91Army-5.940-0
92Middle Tennessee State-6.640-0
93Louisiana Tech-6.730-0
94SMU-6.920-0
95Nevada-7.030-0
96Ohio-7.520-0
97Colorado State-7.860-0
98Florida Atlantic-7.910-0
99Troy-8.000-0
100Southern Miss-8.010-0
101Kent State-8.090-0
102Ball State-8.630-0
103Georgia State-8.850-0
104New Mexico-9.120-0
105Wyoming-9.170-0
106Louisiana Lafayette-9.260-0
107Hawaii-9.410-0
108Rice-10.100-0
109Buffalo-10.290-0
110Tulane-10.980-0
111Kansas-11.430-0
112UNLV-11.990-0
113Akron-12.550-0
114Fresno State-12.580-0
115South Alabama-12.740-0
116Old Dominion-13.880-0
117Miami (OH)-14.340-0
118Florida International-14.360-0
119Louisiana Monroe-14.760-0
120North Texas-15.160-0
121Eastern Michigan-15.180-0
122UTEP-15.880-0
123Idaho-16.050-0
124Massachusetts-16.590-0
125UTSA-17.410-0
126New Mexico State-18.760-0
127Texas State-20.910-0
128Charlotte-24.000-0