Comparing Our College Football Betting Power Rankings to AP Top 25 Poll

Sep 09, 2019 10:45 PM EDT
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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Joe Burrow

College football might need a rankings overhaul, but until it gets one, we can continue to use the AP Poll and Coaches Poll to see which teams are being overvalued and undervalued in the national landscape.

Our oddsmaker-style betting power ratings estimate points spreads on a neutral field and aim to gauge the true ability of a team much better than traditional college football polls.

Action EDGE members can get full access to the power ratings to project point spreads and find betting value for Week 3.

Here are our top 25 teams entering Week 3, and where they rank in the AP Poll.

Biggest Movers in Our Power Ratings After Week 2

LSU made the jump from No. 7 to No. 4 after its gutsy win at Texas. The offense looked excellent again, as Joe Burrow threw for almost 500 yards and four scores.

Texas A&M also made a 3-spot jump to No. 8 after hanging tough with Clemson.

Maryland is all the way up to No. 30 from No. 44 in our power ratings after decimating Syracuse on Saturday. The Terps have been one of the biggest offensive surprises of 2019. Syracuse fell from 32nd to 40th after its loss.

UNC, also 2-0 after scoring two straight-up upsets, jumped from 49th and 37th.

UCLA continues to plummet after losing outright to San Diego State, dropping from 55th to 63rd. But it was West Virginia that took the biggest tumble of the weekend from No. 40 to No. 68 after a bad loss to Missouri.

Army, maybe the hardest team in the country to power rate, climbed from 91st to 65th after taking Michigan to overtime.

Congratulations to UMass, now ranked 130 out of 130 in our power ratings after losing at home to Southern Illinois. That was one week after getting blown out by Rutgers.

 

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