Yes, there is a Week 15 in college football, which is by the NCAAF Power Rankings are titled the way they are. It’s called the Army/Navy Game. James Madison also continues to be ranked, which means that the FCS Playoffs also impact Week 15 in college football. It all works out.
Speaking of James Madison, history is made today at Power Rankings and More. Stay tuned to see what it is.
This week, I will be commenting only on the teams that played in Championship Week. Next week, I will have the Bowl Mania Power Rankings where I will react to where teams are placed in Bowl Mania. Of course, the NCAAF Week 15 Power Rankings were made before the College Football Playoff Selection Show, so I will be reacting to that too next week.
1. Clemson (12-1)
- ACC Champs. Clemson dominated Miami. There no way of sugarcoating it. Clemson has finally proven to me that they deserve to be the #1 team in the country. Dabo Swinney is the best coach in college football right now.
2. Oklahoma (12-1)
- Big 12 Champs. We all know Baker Mayfield is going to win the Heisman and Oklahoma’s domination (There’s that word again.) over TCU showed us that the Sooners’ loss to Iowa State was just a case of the flukes.
3. Georgia (12-1)
- SEC Champs. You can’t beat an SEC team twice in a single season. It doesn’t work. Just like what Auburn did to them a few weeks ago, Georgia dominated (Wow, I’ve used that word for three teams in a row.) Auburn in the SEC Championship to secure a spot in the College Football Playoff.
4. Ohio State (11-2)
- Big Ten Champs. Ohio State is a better team than Alabama. I understand the Iowa loss happened but I think that a conference champion has a lot of leeway over a team that didn’t even play in a conference championship game. I know it’s all about the four-best teams, and if I still have that BCS mentality, then I apologize. Regardless, Ohio State deserves to be in over Alabama.
5. Alabama (11-1)
6. Wisconsin (12-1)
- People were right about Wisconsin. Or wait, were they just wrong about Ohio State???
7. Auburn (10-3)
- Despite no trip to the College Football Playoff in the works, it was still a very successful season for Auburn. It’s not over, too. They’ve got a New Year’s Six Bowl Game coming up.
8. USC (11-2)
- PAC-12 Champs. Imagine if USC hadn’t lost badly to Notre Dame earlier in the year. How much of an impact would the Trojans have on the College Football Playoff discussion if they only had one loss?
9. UCF (12-0)
- AAC Champs. UCF is 12-0 after only two years removed from a 0-12 season. Sadly, they will be without Scott Frost heading into next season as he agreed to become the new Nebraska coach with a 7-year, $35 million deal.
10. Penn State (10-2)
11. Miami (FL) (10-2)
- To everyone who said that the U was back, U are an idiot.
12. Washington (10-2)
13. Stanford (9-4)
- Stanford played their hearts out against USC in the PAC-12 Championship Game. I hope everyone now knows how important Bryce Love is to this team. If he goes off, Stanford wins.
14. Memphis (10-2)
- Memphis had two losses this season and they were both to Central Florida. At least the second go-around was a lot more entertaining.
15. TCU (10-3)
- TCU’s defense was supposed to be the best in the Big 12. Was.
16. Notre Dame (9-3)
17. Northwestern (9-3)
18. Michigan State (9-3)
19. LSU (9-3)
20. Oklahoma State (9-3)
21. Washington State (9-3)
22. Virginia Tech (9-3)
23. North Carolina State (8-4)
24. San Diego State (10-2)
25. James Madison (12-0)
- No, it’s not a joke. James Madison has made history. They are the first FCS team to ever be ranked in the Top 25 of the NCAAF Power Rankings after their 2nd Round victory in the FCS Playoffs over Stony Brook. Do I genuinely think that they can beat the numerous amounts of teams below them? Yes. I may be the only person in the world that thinks that, but these are my rankings. You can always go to the comment section and say you disagree. Just saying.
26. South Florida (9-2)
27. Louisville (8-4)
28. Florida Atlantic (10-3)
- Conference-USA Champs. Lane Kiffin has made his mark.
“I would love to play Alabama. I’d feel sorry for our players, but I’d like it.” – Lane Kiffin
29. Boise State (10-3)
- Mountain West Champs. Boise State played Fresno State two weeks in a row. And you could tell that this Boise State team that we saw on Saturday was way different than the one we saw the week before. It’s amazing what happens when you try.
30. Toledo (11-2)
- MAC Champs. We knew all season long that this was going to happen. It’s a shame they ended up losing to Ohio a month ago because if UCF would’ve tripped up, they would’ve been real threats in the New Year’s Six Bowl Game race.
31. Mississippi State (8-4)
32. Michigan (8-4)
33. South Carolina (8-4)
34. Troy (10-2)
- Sun Belt Champs. Well, they shared it with Appalachian State, even though Troy is the best team in the conference. Luckily for us all, we will get a Sun Belt Championship Game next year, so we never have to worry about this thing happening again.
35. Kansas State (7-5)
36. Iowa State (7-5)
37. Fresno State (9-4)
- Fresno State shouldn’t have been ranked in the College Football Playoff rankings last week. That’s all I can say.
38. Boston College (7-5)
39. Iowa (7-5)
40. Missouri (7-5)
Dropped From Rankings:
- North Texas (38)
That’ll do it for the NCAAF Week 15 Power Rankings. What did you think of the list this week? Where would you rank these teams as Bowl Mania approaches soon? Be sure to tell us all about it and more in the comment section below. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter: @PowerRank_More, Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and follow us on our Instagram page for all of the latest information from Power Rankings and More.
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