FBS 2021 Teams RANKINGS

View the latest FBS 2021 Teams Rankings based on the industry leading Dunkel Index rating system. The Dunkel Index analyzes game data to produce a power rating for each team. Those ratings are the basis for our game predictions.

FOOTBALL: FBS RANKINGS

Sport

League

Season


  • W / L RTG
    Index rating for the season adjusted for won/loss record.
  • SEA RTG
    Pure Index rating for season.
  • REC RTG
    Most recent pure Index rating.
  • HI
    Highest pure Index rating for season.
  • LO
    Lowest pure Index rating for season.
  • W/L +/-
    Percentage increase/decrease for pure Index rating over previous season.
  • SEA +/-
    Percentage increase/decrease for pure Index rating over previous season.
  • 20 W/L
    Adjusted Index rating for 2020 season.
  • 20 SEA
    Pure Index rating for 2020 season.

Regular Season

RANK TEAMS RECORD W / L RTG SEA RTG REC RTG HI LO 20 W/L 20 SEA W/L +/- SEA +/-
Rankings not yet available for this season
1 Alabama Crimson Tide 11-1 126.425 119.035 116.587 128.460 112.010 129.244 123.332 -0.02% -0.03%
2 Georgia Bulldogs 11-1 125.807 118.417 115.605 122.423 111.320 105.538 104.060 0.19% 0.14%
3 Ohio State Buckeyes 10-2 120.728 114.816 116.004 121.003 106.729 125.215 120.781 -0.04% -0.05%
4 Cincinnati Bearcats 12-0 115.364 106.496 105.419 113.254 100.504 108.740 104.306 0.06% 0.02%
5 Michigan Wolverines 12-1 111.487 103.358 115.716 115.716 90.571 96.271 97.749 0.16% 0.06%
6 Oklahoma Sooners 9-2 110.371 105.198 102.796 110.456 100.712 112.284 107.850 -0.02% -0.02%
7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 11-1 110.312 102.923 108.075 108.075 96.308 109.350 104.916 0.01% -0.02%
8 Oklahoma State Cowboys 10-2 110.035 104.124 105.974 111.536 96.679 97.316 96.577 0.13% 0.08%
9 Ole Miss Rebels 9-2 108.513 103.340 104.379 105.822 100.665 93.117 93.117 0.17% 0.11%
10 Iowa Hawkeyes 10-3 106.987 101.814 92.663 113.499 92.260 106.478 103.522 0.00% -0.02%
11 Texas A&M Aggies 7-4 106.612 104.395 100.972 110.721 97.475 109.076 104.643 -0.02% 0.00%
12 Michigan State Spartans 9-2 104.879 99.706 97.917 102.525 95.424 84.940 87.156 0.23% 0.14%
13 Utah Utes 9-3 104.088 99.654 106.532 106.532 92.208 95.753 95.014 0.09% 0.05%
14 Iowa State Cyclones 6-5 103.920 103.181 100.966 107.819 98.207 103.167 100.950 0.01% 0.02%
15 Penn State Nittany Lions 6-5 103.211 102.472 99.904 108.034 97.227 94.850 95.589 0.09% 0.07%
16 Baylor Bears 10-2 102.568 96.656 104.410 104.410 84.797 86.803 90.497 0.18% 0.07%
17 Arkansas Razorbacks 7-4 102.134 99.918 100.506 105.617 92.399 90.628 92.845 0.13% 0.08%
18 Oregon Ducks 9-3 102.055 97.621 93.889 104.660 93.889 104.273 102.795 -0.02% -0.05%
19 Clemson Tigers 8-3 101.538 97.844 100.901 108.566 93.489 119.198 115.503 -0.15% -0.15%
20 Wisconsin Badgers 8-4 100.836 97.880 100.865 106.283 87.008 105.980 105.980 -0.05% -0.08%
21 BYU Cougars 9-2 100.522 95.349 91.648 102.700 89.170 105.706 102.750 -0.05% -0.07%
22 Pittsburgh Panthers 10-2 99.511 93.599 99.646 99.894 81.611 83.498 83.498 0.19% 0.12%
23 Louisiana Ragin Cajuns 11-1 98.877 91.487 93.923 95.005 86.431 91.564 87.869 0.08% 0.04%
24 Arizona State Sun Devils 7-4 98.802 96.585 91.729 104.526 89.775 94.512 94.512 0.05% 0.02%
25 Auburn Tigers 5-6 98.793 99.532 97.134 107.050 94.452 104.535 103.797 -0.05% -0.04%
26 UCLA Bruins 8-4 98.535 95.579 100.099 100.821 91.685 90.683 91.422 0.09% 0.05%
27 Kentucky Wildcats 8-3 98.437 94.743 100.248 100.248 89.878 94.044 94.783 0.05% 0.00%
28 Houston Cougars 10-2 98.367 92.455 92.237 98.220 77.284 84.915 86.393 0.16% 0.07%
29 NC State Wolfpack 8-3 97.636 93.941 96.744 97.356 87.981 90.017 87.800 0.08% 0.07%
30 Wake Forest Demon Deacons 9-3 97.547 93.113 91.150 96.537 86.285 90.177 89.438 0.08% 0.04%
31 Texas Longhorns 5-7 96.427 97.905 90.449 107.621 87.198 104.764 102.547 -0.08% -0.05%
32 Florida Gators 5-6 95.940 96.679 88.792 104.137 87.464 112.962 110.006 -0.15% -0.12%
33 Appalachian State Mountaineers 9-3 95.730 91.297 92.916 96.449 84.154 90.320 87.364 0.06% 0.05%
34 Mississippi State Bulldogs 6-5 95.473 94.734 98.027 101.675 88.675 84.736 86.953 0.13% 0.09%
35 Purdue Boilermakers 8-4 95.198 92.242 98.941 98.941 83.054 87.741 89.219 0.08% 0.03%
36 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 9-2 95.156 89.983 82.330 95.868 82.329 100.658 94.747 -0.05% -0.05%
37 LSU Tigers 5-6 94.530 95.269 96.518 97.672 91.109 99.143 98.404 -0.05% -0.03%
38 Minnesota Golden Gophers 8-4 94.467 91.511 96.222 97.287 80.127 93.122 93.861 0.01% -0.03%
39 Kansas State Wildcats 6-5 94.212 93.473 92.925 97.551 90.478 87.467 90.423 0.08% 0.03%
40 UTSA Roadrunners 11-1 93.712 86.322 85.598 91.987 81.658 76.588 75.110 0.22% 0.15%
41 San Diego State Aztecs 10-2 93.704 87.792 84.926 91.752 82.404 86.252 86.252 0.09% 0.02%
42 Boise State Broncos 7-5 93.620 92.142 92.163 96.918 86.989 94.442 92.225 -0.01% 0.00%
43 Tennessee Volunteers 6-5 93.347 92.609 98.245 98.898 84.083 87.118 90.813 0.07% 0.02%
44 West Virginia Mountaineers 5-6 92.605 93.344 90.386 98.392 87.679 98.112 98.112 -0.06% -0.05%
45 Nevada Wolf Pack 7-4 92.265 90.048 91.838 92.586 85.312 84.117 81.161 0.10% 0.11%
46 Oregon State Beavers 6-5 92.180 91.441 92.101 96.080 85.824 86.758 88.975 0.06% 0.03%
47 Air Force Falcons 8-3 91.643 87.948 91.426 93.444 80.669 86.133 86.872 0.06% 0.01%
48 Miami Hurricanes 6-5 91.443 90.704 92.872 93.724 86.082 95.928 92.233 -0.05% -0.02%
49 North Carolina Tar Heels 5-6 91.384 92.123 90.910 101.562 86.161 97.621 96.882 -0.06% -0.05%
50 SMU Mustangs 7-4 91.353 89.136 86.410 93.028 82.808 85.761 85.761 0.07% 0.04%
51 Fresno State Bulldogs 8-3 90.616 86.921 91.978 93.838 78.156 76.626 76.626 0.18% 0.13%
52 Louisville Cardinals 5-6 90.576 91.315 90.123 96.449 88.475 86.597 87.336 0.05% 0.05%
53 Washington State Cougars 6-5 89.269 88.530 98.728 98.727 75.596 89.043 90.521 0.00% -0.02%
54 Nebraska Cornhuskers 2-9 89.017 94.189 92.366 101.436 86.919 86.727 88.205 0.03% 0.07%
55 Army Black Knights 7-3 88.624 85.668 84.869 92.369 81.680 86.010 83.793 0.03% 0.02%
56 UCF Knights 7-4 88.266 86.049 82.413 91.901 82.412 96.015 94.537 -0.08% -0.09%
57 Washington Huskies 4-7 87.562 89.779 83.745 92.707 83.745 50.476 48.998 0.73% 0.83%
58 Virginia Cavaliers 5-6 87.366 88.105 83.610 93.950 82.888 86.639 86.639 0.01% 0.02%
59 Virginia Tech Hokies 5-6 87.106 87.845 86.250 92.643 82.670 87.495 88.973 0.00% -0.01%
60 Texas Tech Red Raiders 5-6 86.986 87.725 90.981 90.981 84.914 87.267 87.267 0.00% 0.01%
61 TCU Horned Frogs 4-7 86.932 89.149 80.481 97.676 80.480 98.431 96.214 -0.12% -0.07%
62 Liberty Flames 6-5 86.810 86.071 78.441 95.704 78.441 87.959 85.742 -0.01% 0.00%
63 East Carolina Pirates 6-5 86.487 85.748 85.880 89.527 79.908 75.940 77.418 0.14% 0.11%
64 Utah State Aggies 9-3 85.818 81.384 89.939 89.939 74.683 66.781 69.737 0.29% 0.17%
65 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 7-5 85.675 84.197 89.024 92.964 77.618 72.957 72.957 0.17% 0.15%
66 Florida State Seminoles 5-6 85.334 86.073 88.446 91.621 77.812 74.749 75.488 0.14% 0.14%
67 Maryland Terrapins 5-6 85.268 86.007 85.794 92.503 79.915 83.835 84.574 0.02% 0.02%
68 California Golden Bears 4-7 85.094 87.311 89.426 93.131 79.025 82.006 83.484 0.04% 0.05%
69 USC Trojans 4-8 84.552 87.508 81.585 99.756 80.744 101.384 98.428 -0.17% -0.11%
70 Stanford Cardinal 3-9 83.738 88.171 77.399 95.643 77.399 87.135 85.657 -0.04% 0.03%
71 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 4-7 83.154 85.370 78.256 91.857 78.256 82.058 84.275 0.01% 0.01%
72 Tulsa Golden Hurricane 6-5 83.127 82.388 86.282 92.706 75.511 94.398 91.442 -0.12% -0.10%
73 UAB Blazers 7-4 83.080 80.863 82.752 86.433 74.765 82.306 82.306 0.01% -0.02%
74 Marshall Thundering Herd 6-5 82.992 82.253 77.845 88.880 77.650 86.868 85.390 -0.04% -0.04%
75 Syracuse Orange 4-7 82.847 85.064 81.454 90.085 81.454 71.891 77.064 0.15% 0.10%
76 Boston College Eagles 5-6 82.832 83.571 82.066 86.838 80.048 87.306 88.045 -0.05% -0.05%
77 Illinois Fighting Illini 5-7 81.775 83.253 89.362 89.362 77.614 82.056 85.012 0.00% -0.02%
78 Indiana Hoosiers 1-10 81.711 88.362 74.042 101.026 74.042 106.374 102.679 -0.23% -0.14%
79 Missouri Tigers 5-6 80.267 81.006 83.100 87.485 76.273 95.896 95.157 -0.16% -0.15%
80 South Carolina Gamecocks 5-6 80.224 80.963 81.821 84.854 76.354 83.517 87.212 -0.04% -0.07%
81 Ball State Cardinals 5-6 80.218 80.957 76.125 90.626 74.164 84.538 80.843 -0.05% 0.00%
82 Toledo Rockets 6-5 79.960 79.221 84.767 84.767 73.174 76.490 75.012 0.05% 0.06%
83 Memphis Tigers 5-6 79.513 80.252 82.393 85.098 75.652 87.609 85.392 -0.09% -0.06%
84 Georgia State Panthers 7-5 78.895 77.417 83.687 83.687 72.115 74.713 73.974 0.06% 0.05%
85 Miami (OH) RedHawks 5-6 78.346 79.085 80.506 82.772 74.851 78.278 77.539 0.00% 0.02%
86 Wyoming Cowboys 5-6 78.203 78.942 77.587 90.800 69.704 81.328 82.806 -0.04% -0.05%
87 Western Michigan Broncos 6-5 77.971 77.232 77.239 85.016 71.100 79.903 78.426 -0.02% -0.02%
88 Northwestern Wildcats 2-9 77.900 83.073 76.751 92.966 76.751 100.160 97.204 -0.22% -0.15%
89 Central Michigan Chippewas 7-4 77.301 75.084 84.933 84.933 70.201 76.052 76.052 0.02% -0.01%
90 Colorado State Rams 3-8 77.010 80.705 71.133 88.513 71.133 75.475 76.953 0.02% 0.05%
91 Colorado Buffaloes 3-8 76.979 80.674 83.119 88.033 76.197 89.289 87.072 -0.14% -0.07%
92 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 5-7 76.699 78.177 81.895 81.894 73.371 77.297 77.297 -0.01% 0.01%
93 Eastern Michigan Eagles 6-5 76.220 75.481 73.021 80.572 71.083 71.044 72.522 0.07% 0.04%
94 Kent State Golden Flashes 6-6 76.008 76.008 72.267 80.742 70.450 81.877 80.399 -0.07% -0.05%
95 San José State Spartans 4-7 75.130 77.347 71.751 86.091 71.751 92.220 87.048 -0.19% -0.11%
96 Northern Illinois Huskies 8-4 74.818 71.863 73.319 74.542 67.007 63.314 67.748 0.18% 0.06%
97 Tulane Green Wave 1-10 74.254 80.905 80.510 90.306 76.012 87.419 86.680 -0.15% -0.07%
98 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 2-9 74.176 79.349 75.742 91.274 74.581 74.511 77.467 0.00% 0.02%
99 Florida Atlantic Owls 4-7 73.660 75.877 68.627 81.891 68.627 82.344 81.605 -0.11% -0.07%
100 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 5-6 72.613 73.352 74.279 76.494 68.386 62.486 62.486 0.16% 0.17%
101 UTEP Miners 6-5 72.032 71.293 71.453 75.969 64.719 62.811 65.028 0.15% 0.10%
102 Buffalo Bulls 3-8 71.753 75.448 67.161 82.952 67.161 91.699 88.743 -0.22% -0.15%
103 Troy Trojans 4-7 70.935 73.152 69.484 78.849 67.806 74.412 76.629 -0.05% -0.05%
104 South Alabama Jaguars 4-7 69.122 71.339 70.460 76.660 67.233 66.922 68.400 0.03% 0.04%
105 Navy Midshipmen 3-8 69.092 72.787 79.159 79.159 60.940 73.472 76.428 -0.06% -0.05%
106 Arizona Wildcats 1-10 67.976 74.627 76.739 80.816 68.879 75.857 79.552 -0.10% -0.06%
107 North Texas Mean Green 5-6 66.444 67.183 80.705 80.705 60.172 69.266 68.527 -0.04% -0.02%
108 Ohio Bobcats 3-8 66.290 69.985 69.990 75.940 66.790 79.928 79.189 -0.17% -0.12%
109 UNLV Rebels 2-9 66.281 71.453 74.618 77.862 65.483 63.157 67.591 0.05% 0.06%
110 South Florida Bulls 1-10 66.111 72.762 74.955 77.592 64.601 63.560 67.255 0.04% 0.08%
111 Old Dominion Monarchs 5-6 65.610 66.349 77.620 77.620 57.943 0.000 0.000 0% 0%
112 Georgia Southern Eagles 2-9 65.320 70.492 70.480 76.755 65.941 75.490 74.752 -0.13% -0.06%
113 Vanderbilt Commodores 2-9 64.961 70.133 72.284 75.813 65.784 70.401 74.835 -0.08% -0.06%
114 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 2-9 64.482 69.655 61.284 77.018 61.284 75.797 76.536 -0.15% -0.09%
115 Duke Blue Devils 2-9 64.399 69.572 61.067 77.945 61.067 78.034 80.990 -0.17% -0.14%
116 Charlotte 49ers 4-7 64.134 66.351 61.440 70.363 61.440 74.057 74.796 -0.13% -0.11%
117 Texas State Bobcats 4-7 64.128 66.345 67.062 70.257 62.833 64.447 68.142 0.00% -0.03%
118 New Mexico Lobos 2-9 62.666 67.839 63.413 72.707 63.413 65.013 67.230 -0.04% 0.01%
119 Rice Owls 3-8 61.496 65.191 63.786 78.253 59.434 73.199 73.938 -0.16% -0.12%
120 Arkansas State Red Wolves 1-10 60.488 67.139 66.260 71.083 65.006 69.454 71.671 -0.13% -0.06%
121 Kansas Jayhawks 1-10 59.371 66.022 75.153 75.153 60.118 62.498 66.932 -0.05% -0.01%
122 UL Monroe Warhawks 3-8 59.355 63.049 71.214 71.214 50.796 49.537 53.232 0.20% 0.18%
123 Temple Owls 2-9 56.710 61.883 56.976 68.384 56.976 69.551 72.506 -0.18% -0.15%
124 Southern Miss Golden Eagles 2-9 55.488 60.661 64.907 64.907 54.503 61.423 63.640 -0.10% -0.05%
125 Bowling Green Falcons 3-8 55.063 58.757 63.756 67.952 46.200 43.469 47.164 0.27% 0.25%
126 New Mexico State Aggies 1-10 53.345 59.996 61.522 62.749 54.644 0.000 0.000 0% 0%
127 Florida International Panthers 0-11 49.690 57.819 47.698 65.712 47.698 65.902 67.380 -0.25% -0.14%
128 Akron Zips 1-10 48.880 55.531 55.674 61.457 48.336 45.325 48.281 0.08% 0.15%
129 UConn Huskies 0-10 45.448 52.838 53.906 59.789 49.438 0.000 0.000 0% 0%
130 UMass Minutemen 1-9 37.663 43.575 48.263 49.851 32.093 6.857 9.813 4.49% 3.44%

Postseason

RANK TEAMS RECORD W / L RTG SEA RTG REC RTG HI LO 20 W/L 20 SEA W/L +/- SEA +/-
Rankings not yet available for this season

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