Welcome to the final Sunday Morning Coffee for the 2017 season.  This week we look at the final Power Ratings, which should help with determining if an opening Bowl line has value.  If you plan to hit postseason games, take a look at the numbers after our Week 14 box score review:

Team Power Ranking
Alabama 0
Georgia -1
Ohio State -1.5
Oklahoma -1.5
Clemson -1.5
Auburn -4
Penn State -5
Wisconsin -5.5
Washington -6
Oklahoma State -6.5
TCU -9.5
Notre Dame -9.5
USC -9.5
LSU -10.5
UCF -11.5
Oregon -11.5
Louisville -12
Michigan -13
Miami -13.5
Mississippi State -14
Stanford -14
Washington State -14.5
Memphis -15
Virginia Tech -15.5
Utah -15.5
Texas -16
South Florida -16.5
Missouri -16.5
Arizona -17
North Carolina State -17
Florida State -17
Georgia Tech -18
Michigan State -18
Wake Forest -18
Boise State -18.5
Arizona State -18.5
Iowa State -18.5
Northwestern -18.5
UCLA -19
Florida Atlantic -19
Boston College -19.5
Texas A&M -20
Texas Tech -20.5
San Diego State -20.5
Toledo -21
West Virginia -21.5
Iowa -21.5
South Carolina -21.5
Kansas State -21.5
Indiana -22
Colorado -22.5
Duke -22.5
Ole Miss -23
Purdue -23
Houston -23.5
California -23.5
Florida -24.5
Kentucky -25.5
Virginia -25.5
Fresno State -25.5
Pittsburgh -25.5
Syracuse -26
Colorado State -26
Northern Illinois -26.5
Arkansas -27
Vanderbilt -27.5
Ohio -27.5
North Carolina -27.5
Navy -27.5
Troy -28
Minnesota -28.5
SMU -28.5
Army -28.5
Arkansas State -28.5
Nebraska -29
Southern Miss -29
Temple -29
North Texas -29.5
Baylor -29.5
Middle Tennessee -29.5
Maryland -30
Central Michigan -30
Appalachian State -30
Air Force -30.5
Marshall -30.5
Tennessee -30.5
Western Michigan -31.5
Eastern Michigan -32
Wyoming -32
UTSA -32
Tulane -32
USU -32.5
Louisiana Tech -33
Buffalo -33
Oregon State -33.5
UAB -33.5
BYU -34
Western Kentucky -34
Miami Ohio -34.5
UMass -35
Rutgers -35
Nevada -35
New Mexico State -36
UNLV -36.5
Tulsa -37
FIU -37
Illinois -38
New Mexico -38
Akron -39
Cincinnati -39
ULM -39.5
South Alabama -40.5
Hawaii -41
UConn -41
Old Dominion -41.5
Georgia State -42
Idaho -42
East Carolina -42.5
Coastal Carolina -43
Kansas -43.5
Bowling Green -43.5
Georgia Southern -44
Rice -44
ULL -44.5
Charlotte -47
Kent State -47.5
San Jose State -49.5
Texas State -50
UTEP -52
Ball State -53

Notes

  • The College Football Playoff will be announced at noon EST.  We certainly expect Clemson, Oklahoma, and Georgia to be included
  • The battle for the last spot will come down to two-loss Ohio State as the Big 10 Champion, or one-loss Alabama.  Alabama’s résumé did not get any help from an Auburn and Fresno losses.  As the playoff lineup is announced, point spreads will soon follow from bookmakers in Las Vegas and offshore.  Here are the numbers I expect for the Semifinals:
    Clemson  Ohio State pk
    Clemson  Oklahoma pk
    Clemson  Georgia -0.5
    Oklahoma  Georgia -0.5
    Oklahoma  Alabama -1.5
    Oklahoma  Ohio State pk
    Georgia  Ohio State -0.5
    Georgia  Alabama -1