Semi-Legitimate Power 65 Rankings 

This is the preseason Semi-Legitimate Power 65 Ranking.
Why is this semi-legitimate? Well because no one (except Phil Steele) can truly know where all the teams rank. Check out his “Inside The Press Box” newsletter.
Why the Top 65? There are 65 schools in the Power 5 Conferences. Theoretically these schools should be the Top 65 schools in the nation, but they aren’t. There are other schools that do more with less. Plus, when I was a kid I was always intrigued by the “Others Receiving Votes” category of the AP Top 25. I thought this would be a fun way to take a look at it and rank the schools and see who should face relegation and who should be promoted.
Why a Power Ranking? Power rankings reflect where the school is now as opposed to the ability to climb from preseason rankings, so this list is essentially who you would not to face this week, in order.
What’s with all the questions? I’m not sure, you’re the one writing this at midnight on the eve of football season, go to bed.

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Ohio State
  5. Florida State
  6. Stanford
  7. Michigan
  8. Baylor
  9. LSU
  10. Tennessee
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Houston
  13. LOUISVILLE
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. Ole Miss
  16. Iowa
  17. USC
  18. North Carolina
  19. Washington
  20. Michigan State
  21. UCLA
  22. Texas A&M
  23. Oregon
  24. Miami
  25. Georgia





  26. San Diego State
  27. TCU
  28. Washington State
  29. Northwestern
  30. Boise State
  31. Auburn
  32. Florida
  33. Utah
  34. Nebraska
  35. Wisconsin
  36. Pitt
  37. USF
  38. Arkansas
  39. West Virginia
  40. Texas
  41. BYU
  42. Georgia Tech
  43. Virginia Tech
  44. Texas Tech
  45. Arizona State
  46. Penn State
  47. Arizona
  48. Southern Miss
  49. Western Michigan
  50. Temple





  51. Northern Illinois
  52. Cincinnati
  53. Western Kentucky
  54. Kansas State
  55. Virginia
  56. Duke
  57. South Carolina
  58. Minnesota
  59. Missouri
  60. Mississippi State
  61. NC State
  62. MTSU
  63. Cal
  64. Vanderbilt
  65. Arkansas State