Week 11 College Football Rankings: Brett McMurphy’s AP Top 25 Poll Ballot vs. Our Betting Power Ratings

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Georgia remains on top of my Associated Press Top 25 ballot.

While the majority of the Top 10 either struggled or lost on Saturday, the Bulldogs had no such issues.

Alabama remains at No. 2 on my ballot, while Michigan State (previously No. 3) and Wake Forest (previously No. 9) dropped out of my Top 10 after losing on Saturday.

Rounding out my Top 10 after Georgia and Alabama is No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 4 Cincinnati, No. 5 Oregon, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 8 Oklahoma State, No. 9 Michigan and No. 10 Texas A&M.

Action Network senior writer Collin Wilson’s updated college football betting power ratings continue to agree with my top two teams: Georgia and Alabama.

Here’s my updated AP ballot compared with Wilson’s updated power ratings entering Week 11 of the college football season.

Updated 2021 College Football Betting Power Ratings

Brett McMurphy’s AP Top 25 Ballot Entering Week 11

AP denotes Brett McMurphy’s Associated Press Top 25 ballot.
PR denotes Collin Wilson’s College Football Betting Power Ratings.


1

AP

Georgia

1

PR

2

AP

Alabama

2

PR

3

AP

Oklahoma

4

PR

4

AP

Cincinnati

15

PR

5

AP

Oregon

6

PR

6

AP

Ohio State

3

PR

7

AP

Notre Dame

11

PR

8

AP

Oklahoma State

15

PR

9

AP

Michigan

7

PR

10

AP

Texas A&M

5

PR

Seven of my top 10 teams also are rated by Collin in his top 10. The only teams in my top 10 that are rated outside Collin’s top 10 are:

Team My Rating Collin’s Rating
Cincinnati No. 4 Tied-15
Notre Dame No. 7 Tied-11
Oklahoma State No. 8 Tied-15

11

AP

Ole Miss

11

PR

12

AP

Michigan State

29

PR

13

AP

Wake Forest

19

PR

14

AP

Auburn

7

PR

15

AP

BYU

48

PR

16

AP

UTSA

62

PR

17

AP

Houston

50

PR

18

AP

Arkansas

19

PR

19

AP

Iowa

32

PR

20

AP

Kentucky

26

PR

There are only two teams that Collin and I both ranked between Nos. 11 and 20: Ole Miss and Arkansas.

There is little agreement for the remaining teams I ranked between Nos. 11 and 20. The biggest differences were BYU, UTSA and Houston, which I respectively ranked Nos. 15-17. Collin rated the three schools much lower: BYU (48), UTSA (62) and Houston (50).


21

AP

NC State

19

PR

22

AP

Coastal Carolina

22

PR

23

AP

Baylor

22

PR

24

AP

Purdue

44

PR

25

AP

Wisconsin

11

PR

Collin and I agreed on three teams between Nos. 21 and 25 — NC State, Coastal Carolina and Baylor. Collin also had seven teams rated in his top 25 that I did not include on my Top 25 ballot. Collin’s rankings were:

  • Penn State (tied-7th)
  • Utah (tied-7th)
  • Iowa State (tied-11th)
  • Pitt (tied-15th)
  • Arizona State (18th)
  • North Carolina (tied-22nd)
  • Tennessee (tied-22nd)

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