2019 College Football Rankings: AP Poll Top 25 vs. Our Betting Power Ratings

Sep 23, 2019 07:29 PM EDT
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  • College football rankings come in all shapes and sizes, including the AP Poll and our Vegas-style betting power ratings.
  • We're comparing the two to see how national perception of each team differs from our approach.
  • Action Network EDGE members can get access to Collin Wilson's power ratings and create point spreads between any two teams.

Saturday was a fairly chalky day in college football, with most favorites surviving despite a few scares (sorry, Washington State and UCF).

So while the AP Poll might not look too different at the top, true boxscore performance will dictate changes in The Action Network power ratings.

Here is our top 25 after Week 4. Action EDGE members can get our entire 1-130 rankings and the rating for each team to create point spreads on a neutral field.

2019 College Football Rankings

Biggest Movers

Georgia fell from No. 3 to No. 6 despite hanging on to beat Notre Dame, while LSU swapped spots with the Bulldogs thanks to a blowout win over Vanderbilt.

Texas and Wisconsin both moved up a couple spots thanks to big conference wins, while Michigan dropped from No. 18 to No. 8. That was the biggest drop of the week for any top 50 team.

Some risers in the mid-tier include SMU, which upset TCU outright and Utah State, which held on for a solid road win over San Diego State.

But the biggest mover of the entire day? Coastal Carolina which jumped from 115 to 96 after a blowout win over UMass. The Chanticleers have looked much improved this season, and now face Appalachian State on Saturday.

Updated AP Poll

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. LSU
  5. Ohio State
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Auburn
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Florida
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Texas
  12. Penn State
  13. Oregon
  14. Iowa
  15. Cal
  16. Boise State
  17. Washington
  18. Virginia
  19. Utah
  20. Michigan
  21. USC
  22. UCF
  23. Texas A&M
  24. Kansas State
  25. Michigan State

College Football Power Ratings

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. LSU
  4. Ohio State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Georgia
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Texas
  11. Utah
  12. Oregon
  13. Florida
  14. Washington
  15. Iowa
  16. Penn State
  17. Auburn
  18. Michigan
  19. Oklahoma State
  20. Michigan State
  21. Missouri
  22. USC
  23. Virginia
  24. Washington
  25. Iowa State
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