College Football Power Rankings and Playoff Simulation: Ohio State With Best CFP Value

We ran computer simulations, in which every college football team faces off against each other on a neutral site, to determine our latest power rankings.

*You might be asking "Why is a team like Alabama ranked above Auburn who beat them?". The answer is because Auburn beat Alabama in Auburn, and our simulations have Alabama coming out ahead in a neutral-site matchup.*

Playoff Simulation:

1. LSU Tigers 

Championship Odds: 7/5, 41.7%

SportsLine Simulation%: 40.7%

Value: -1.0%

2. Ohio State Buckeyes

Championship Odds: 3/1, 25%

SportsLine Simulation%: 28.8%

Value: 3.8%

3. Clemson Tigers

Championship Odds: 2/1, 33%

SportsLine Simulation%: 27.1%

Value: -6.2%

4. Oklahoma Sooners

Championship Odds: 16/1, 5.9%

SportsLine Simulation%: 3.4%

Value: -2.5%

Neutral-Site Top-25 Power Rankings

1. (⭡1) LSU Tigers (13-0)

Neutral Site Win%: 92.7%

Next Game: Dec. 28 vs. Oklahoma

Auburn v LSU
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers in action against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Chris Graythen / Getty Images

2. (⭣1) Ohio State Buckeyes (13-0)

Neutral Site Win%: 92.0%

Next Game: Dec. 28 vs. Clemson

Wisconsin v Ohio State
COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 26: Chase Young #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes pressures the quarterback against the Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. Jamie Sabau / Getty Images

3. Clemson Tigers (13-0)

Neutral Site Win%: 89.9%

Next Game: Dec. 28 vs. Ohio State

Clemson v Louisville
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - OCTOBER 19: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers throws a touchdown pass against the Louisville Cardinals at Cardinal Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. / Getty Images

4. (⭡1) Alabama Crimson Tide (10-2)

Neutral Site Win%: 85.7%

Next Game: Jan. 1 vs. Michigan

Tennessee v Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - OCTOBER 19: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to pass against the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. / Getty Images

5. (⭣1) Georgia Bulldogs (11-2)

Neutral Site Win%: 84.6%

Next Game: Jan.1 vs. Baylor 

Kentucky v Georgia
ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 19: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs gestures during the first half of a game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Sanford Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Athens, Georgia. Carmen Mandato / Getty Images

6. (⭡2) Oregon Ducks (11-2)

Neutral Site Win%: 84.2%

Next Game: Jan.1 vs. Wisconsin

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Oregon at USC
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert (10) during a college football game between the Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans on November 02, 2019, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Icon Sportswire

7. Penn State Nittany Lions (10-2)

Neutral Site Win%: 83.6%

Next Game: Dec. 28 vs. Memphis

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 26 Penn State at Michigan State
EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 26: Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford (14) sprints up field during a college football game between the Michigan State Spartans and Penn State Nittany Lions on October 26, 2019 at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, MI. (Photo by Adam Ruff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Icon Sportswire

8. (⭣2) Utah Utes (11-2)

Neutral Site Win%: 82.4%

Next Game: Dec. 31 vs. Texas

Utah v USC
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Quarterback Tyler Huntley #1 of the Utah Utes runs the ball in the game against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. / Getty Images

9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-2)

Neutral Site Win%: 81.7%

Next Game: Dec. 28 vs. Iowa State

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 23 Boston College at Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 23: Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Ian Book (12) throws the football in game action during a game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Boston College Eagles on November 23, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Icon Sportswire

10. Wisconsin Badgers (10-3)  

Neutral Site Win%: 80.9%

Next Game: Jan. 1 vs. Oregon

Iowa v Wisconsin
MADISON, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 09: Jonathan Taylor #23 of the Wisconsin Badgers runs with the football in the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Camp Randall Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin. Quinn Harris / Getty Images

11. Florida Gators (10-2)

Neutral Site Win%: 79.8%

Next Game: Dec. 30 vs. Virginia

12. Michigan Wolverines (9-3)

Neutral Site Win%: 78.9%

Next Game: Jan. 1 vs. Alabama

13. Iowa Hawkeyes (9-3)

Neutral Site Win%: 77.2%  

Next Game: Dec. 27 vs. USC

14. Auburn Tigers (9-3)

Neutral Site Win%: 76.7%

Next Game: Jan. 1 vs. Minnesota

15. Iowa State Cyclones (7-5)

Neutral Site Win%: 76.1%

Next Game: Dec. 28 vs. Notre Dame

16. (⭡2) Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-2)

Neutral Site Win%: 74.8%

Next Game: Jan. 1 vs. Auburn

17. Texas A&M Aggies (7-5)

Neutral Site Win%: 74.7%

Next Game: Dec. 27 vs. Oklahoma State

18. (⭣2) Oklahoma Sooners (12-1)

Neutral Site Win%: 74.9%

Next Game: Dec. 28 vs. LSU

19. Baylor Bears (11-2)

Neutral Site Win%: 73.0%

Next Game: Jan. 1 vs. Georgia

20. Texas Longhorns (7-5)

Neutral Site Win% 72.9%

Next Game: Dec. 31 vs. Utah

21. SMU Mustangs (10-2)

Neutral Site Win%: 71.7%

Next Game: Dec. 21 vs. FAU

22. Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-4)

Neutral Site Win%: 70.7%

Next Game: Dec. 27 vs. Texas A&M

23. Washington Huskies (7-5)

Neutral Site Win%: 70.4%

Next Matchup: Dec. 21 vs. Boise State

24. Memphis Tigers (12-1)

Neutral Site Win%: 70.2%

Next Game: Dec. 28 vs. Penn State

25. Kentucky Wildcats (7-5)

Neutral Site Win%: 67.3%

Next Game: Dec. 31 vs. Virginia Tech