Vegas Ranks College Football’s Top 25 Teams After Week 1

first_imgA detail of a Nike official NCAA size football as it sits in the end zone while the West Virginia Mountaineers stretchon the field prior to playing against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Today is the day for all of the new polls following Week 1. The Coaches and AP Top 25 rankings have been released.This afternoon, Phil Steele released his Vegas power ratings on ESPN. They are a little different than your typical rankings.Steele combines his power ratings with the ratings from the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, Will Harris of ESPN and Bruce Marshall of the Gold Sheet. The resulting rankings are the final product.“These ratings are less about a team’s record and more about the overall talent that each team possesses, reflecting which team would be favored if meeting at a neutral site,” Steele wrote.”Here’s the top 10 according to Steele’s formula:AlabamaClemsonGeorgiaOhio StateOklahomaAuburnWashingtonWisconsinNotre DameMichiganAs you can see, these definitely look different than other polls. Washington is still at No. 7 and Michigan remains at No. 10 after Week 1 losses.You can view the rest of the Vegas top 25 here.last_img read more