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Friday, August 05, 2016

Preseason FBS College Football Rankings 2016-2017 by SportPundit

Preseason College Football Rankings FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit

As in preceding years, our preseason college football rankings are based on our final last season post-bowl and post-championship game rankings.

Our system is based on net average yards per play stats, which we calibrate primarily by adjusting for schedule difficulty, which we take as the average rank of the opponents played. Other adjustments are also made (*=adjustment). We take the cumulative yards per play stat data from cfbstats.com and from the college and university football athletic pages online, as linked here for each team, if possible.

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Preseason College Football Rankings FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit
Pre-
Season
RANK
2016
-2017
by 
Sport
Pundit



TEAM
Name







(# = head
coaching
change



 2015-2016
NAYPPA
net
average
yards per play
advantage
offense
over
defense
stats from
cfbstats.com

(our
calculation)


2015
yards
per
play
offense via
cfbstats
.com

the links
below
are
to the
school
sites

2015
yards
per
play
defense via
cfbstats
.com



Schedule
difficulty 

based on
Massey
Ratings,
Sagarin,

and our
own
ratings 
(*=
adjusted)

Won-loss
record (W-L)
for the
2015
-2016
season


2015
-2016

Team
Rating
by
Sport
Pundit









1
Alabama
1.6

5.89
4.30

20*
14-1
+0.8
2 Clemson 1.5

6.39
4.85

35*
14-1
+0.3
3Stanford  1.0

6.57
5.57

10*
12-2
+0.3
4 Ohio State 1.8

6.33
4.50

50*
12-1
+0.1
5 Notre Dame 1.5

7.02
5.57

30*
10-3
+0.0
6 Mississippi 2.2

7.07
4.87

55*
10-3
+0.0
7 LSU 1.5

6.70
5.17

30*
9-3
+0.0
8 Michigan 1.2

5.68
4.46

20*
9-3
+0.0
9 Oklahoma2.0

6.80
4.79

55*
11-2
+0.0
10 TCU 1.6

6.79
5.16

40*
11-2
+0.0
11 Baylor #
2.1


7.26
5.19


55*

10-3

-0.1

12
Florida State
1.9

6.53
4.68

50*
10-3
-0.2
13 North Carolina 1.8

7.28
5.50

50*
11-3
-0.3
14 Michigan State 0.0

5.44
5.47

25*
12-2
-0.4
15 Iowa
0.8


5.77
4.96

30*
12-2
-0.5
16Florida0.5

5.11
4.65

10*
10-4
-0.6
17 Tennessee 0.4

5.56
5.21

10*
9-4
-0.7
18 Georgia # 1.3

6.03
4.76

45*
10-3
-0.7
19 Oregon 1.0

7.05
6.03

35*
9-4
-0.8

20 Mississippi St.
1.1


6.46
5.32


35*

9-4

-0.8

21 Arkansas 0.7

6.83
6.07

15*
8-5
-0.8
22 Oklahoma State 0.7

6.39
5.69

30*
10-3
-0.8
23 Auburn 0.0

5.39
5.37

***
7-6
-0.8
24 Houston 0.7

6.16
5.48

45*
13-1
-0.9
25 Northwestern -0.1

4.47
4.53

***
10-3
-1.0
26 Wisconsin
0.9


5.29
4.41


45*

10-3

-1.0

27 USC # 0.5

6.19
5.70

10*
8-6
-1.0
28 UCLA 1.3

6.25
5.00

45*
8-5
-1.0
29 Utah  -0.1

5.11
5.18

***
10-3
-1.0
30 Washington 1.1

6.00
4.90

***
7-6
-1.1
31 Washington St. 0.1

5.92
5.78

***
9-4
-1.2
32 West Virginia 0.6

5.93
5.32

30*
8-5
-1.3
33 BYU  # 1.1

6.02
4.90

55*
9-4
-1.4
34 California 0.9

6.96
6.10

45*
8-5
-1.5
35 Louisville 1.2

6.01
4.82

60*
8-5
-1.6
36 Texas A&M 0.2

5.59
5.42

30*

8-5

-1.7

37 Penn State 0.7

5.47
4.78

40*
7-6
-1.7
38 Texas Tech 0.0

6.95
6.91

20*
7-6
-1.8
39 W. Kentucky 1.5

7.23
5.69

95*
12-2
-1.8
40 Nebraska 0.2

6.09
5.88

25*
6-7
-1.9
41 Toledo # 1.1

6.13
5.07

85*
10-2
-1.9
42 Bowling Gr. # 1.4

6.74
5.40

85*
10-4
-2.0
43 North. Illinois
0.2

5.33
5.18

35*
8-6
-2.0
44 West. Michigan 0.6

6.86
6.31

55*
8-5
-2.0
45 Temple 0.3

5.37
5.04

50*
10-4
-2.0

46 Miami (Florida) # 0.1

5.91
5.78

40*
8-5
-2.1
47 Navy 0.7

6.35
5.65

80*
11-2
-2.1
48 Pittsburgh 0.1

5.76
5.69

40*
8-5
-2.1
49 Memphis # 0.6

6.15
5.51

65*
9-4
-2.1
50 South Florida 1.2

6.43
5.24

75*
8-5
-2.1
51 Texas 0.1

5.70
5.63

25*
5-7
-2.1
52 Arizona State
-0.4


5.80
6.24


10*
6-7
-2.1
53 Minnesota # 0.4

5.34
4.90

35*
6-7
-2.1
54 Missouri # 0.1

4.38
4.32

25*
5-7
-2.1
55 Virginia Tech # -0.2

5.33
5.55

25*
7-6
-2.1
56 Louisiana Tech 1.6

6.90
5.29

95*
9-4
-2.1
57 Arizona  0.5

6.49
5.94

50*
7-6

-2.2
58 South Carolina #
-0.4


5.61
6.03

***
3-9
-2.3
59 San Diego State 1.0

5.67
4.66

90*
11-3
-2.3
60 Boise State 1.2


6.05
4.86

90*
9-4
-2.3
61 Kentucky -0.1

5.47
5.55

30*
5-7
-2.4
62 Virginia # -0.7

5.49
6.23

***
4-8
-2.4
63 Duke 0.2

5.53
5.37

55*
8-5
-2.5
64 Indiana -0.2

6.23
6.38

30*
6-7
-2.5
65 Vanderbilt -0.7

4.50
5.17

***
4-8
-2.5
66 N.C. State 0.1

5.63
5.51

50*
7-6
-2.6
67 Kansas State -1.3

4.95
6.24

***
6-7
-2.6
68 Georgia Tech 0.0

5.85
5.82

25*
3-9
-2.6
69 Air Force 0.7

6.40
5.71

75*
8-6
-2.7
70 Cincinnati 0.8

6.60
5.79

75*
7-6
-2.7
71  C. Michigan 0.6

5.71
5.14

70*
7-6
-2.7
72 Mid. Tennessee 0.5

5.92
5.46

65*
7-6
-2.7
73 Marshall 0.7

5.38
4.69

95*
10-3
-2.7
74 Syracuse # -1.1

5.11
6.21

***
4-8
-2.7
75 Boston College 0.3

4.40
4.07

40*
3-9
-2.7
76 Southern Miss # 1.6

6.91
5.32

110*
9-5
-2.7
77 Maryland # -0.2

5.43
5.58

25*
3-9
-2.7
78 Arkansas St. 0.1

5.86
5.76

70*
9-4
-2.8
79 East Carolina # 0.3

5.67
5.38

55*
5-7
-2.8
80 Akron 0.3

5.13
4.85

70*
8-5
-2.8
81 Utah State
0.6


5.44
4.85


75*

6-7

-2.8

82 Iowa State # -0.8

5.39
6.16

***
3-9
-2.8
83 Appalachian St. 2.1

6.74
4.69

***
11-2
-2.8
84 Ohio 0.1

5.76
5.70

65*

8-5

-2.8

85 Georgia State 0.9

6.23
5.30

75*
6-7
-2.8
86 Georgia South. # 0.9

6.41
5.47

95*
9-4
-2.8
87 Illinois # 0.0

4.93
4.90

50*
5-7
-2.9
88 UConn -0.3

4.93
5.20

45*
6-7
-3.0
89 Colorado St. 0.2

5.98
5.79

75*
7-6
-3.2
90 Tulsa -0.5

6.09
6.59

55*
6-7
-3.5
91 Purdue -1.3

4.80
6.13

***
2-10
-3.5
92 Colorado -0.6

5.12
5.72

35*
4-9
-3.6
93 San Jose St. 0.1

5.70
5.60

75*
6-7
-3.6

94 Wake Forest -0.8

4.80
5.57

35*
3-9
-3.6
95 New Mexico -0.3

5.83
6.11

75*
7-6
-3.7
96 South Alabama -0.8

5.19
6.01

50*
5-7
-3.7
97 Nevada -0.2

5.50
5.73

75*
7-6
-3.7
98 Oregon State -1.3

5.12
6.44

15*
2-10
-3.7
99 Troy 0.2

5.41
5.25

75*
4-8
-3.7
100  Fl. Atlantic -0.5

5.09
5.54

***
3-9
-3.7
101 Fl. Int'l FIU  -0.7

5.06
5.71

***
5-7
-3.7
102 Old Dominion -0.3

5.34
5.68

65*
5-7
-3.7
103 UTEP -1.9

4.93
6.82

***
5-7
-3.7
104 North Texas # -2.1

4.56
6.67

***
1-11
-3.7
105 Louis.-Lafayette -0.2

5.61
5.85

65*
4-8
-3.7
106 Buffalo -0.4

5.27
5.66

65*
5-7
-3.7
107 Wyoming -0.9

5.51
6.40

***
2-10
-3.8
108 Rice -1.8

5.32
7.13

***
5-7
-3.8
109 Ball State # -1.8

4.98
6.76

***
3-9
-3.8
110 UNLV -0.6

5.62
6.23

50*
3-9
-3.9
111 Rutgers # -1.2

5.61
6.85

40*
4-8
-4.0
112 New Mexico St. -1.0

5.80
6.79

45*

3-9

-4.1
113 UTSA # -1.0

4.99
5.97

***
3-9
-4.1
114 Fresno State -1.4

4.58
5.99

***
3-9
-4.1
115 SMU -1.8

5.29
7.06

***
2-10
-4.1
116 Kent State -0.8

4.11
4.86


***
3-9
-4.2
117 Miami (Oh.) -0.6

5.06
5.63

60*
3-9
-4.2
118 UMass -0.3

5.41
5.67

70*
3-9
-4.2
119 Hawaii # -0.7

4.85
5.55

65*
3-10
-4.6
120 Tulane # -1.1

4.76
5.81

55*
3-9
-4.6
121 Army -0.5

5.61
6.07

75*
2-10
-4.7
122 Texas State # -1.6

5.55
7.01

55*
3-9
-5.0
123
Charlotte 49ers -1.2

4.32
5.54

60*
2-10
-5.0
124 Louis.-Monroe # 
-1.1


4.48
5.61


60*

2-11

-5.1
125  Kansas -2.5

4.43
6.96

15*
0-12
-5.3
126 E. Michigan -1.5

5.51
7.02

60*
1-11
-5.5
127 UCF (C. Florida) # -2.4

4.12
6.54

***
0-12
-5.5
*** Idaho
(transitioning
to FCS)
-1.4

5.53
6.97

55*
4-8
-4.6
*** Coastal Carolina (transitioning to FBS) ---

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