Vegas Power Ratings Week 14 Dec 2nd.

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The Playoff Committee ratings are out but here but here are the real rankings, the Vegas Power Ratings. When I worked for ESPN full time, I put out a weekly article entitled the Vegas Power Ratings. I still have all the sources that I used to produce that article as it featured my plus/minus ratings which closely resemble Vegas’s numbers as well as three different casinos including the fine folks over at the Westgate Las Vegas Sportsbook @SuperBookSports.

This is not the AP poll but gives you an idea of how much teams would be favored over another team if they met on a neutral field. I use these to get an idea of lines on upcoming games. Keep in mind just because a team beat someone last week does not mean they would be favored over them in the Vegas ratings. Five weeks I pointed out that Oklahoma St was the only undefeated team in the Big 12 and #6 in the AP poll but was just #16 in the Vegas Poll and the Cowboys undefeated season ended and last week they were crushed by Oklahoma. Coastal Carolina is undefeated and has been impressive and deserves to be in the AP Top 25 (#18 this week) but they are just #35 in the Vegas power ratings. Clemson just lost to Notre Dame but if they met again Clemson would be favored so they are ranked higher in the Vegas ratings. Liberty was #21 in the AP ratings and they deserved to be there at #21. NCSt was rated higher in the Vegas Power ratings and were favored over #68 Liberty and beat the two weeks ago. BYU is #13 in the CFB rankings but #10 in the Vegas rankings.

Here are this weeks’ 2020 Vegas Power Rankings.