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Ohio State passes Alabama for No. 2 in Westgate ratings

The Westgate SuperBook has come to the same conclusion as the College Football Playoff committee and The Associated Press rankings: Ohio State is better than Alabama.

The Buckeyes moved past the Crimson Tide from No. 3 to No. 2 this week behind No. 1 Georgia in the Westgate’s college football power ratings.

Ohio State gained three points to 106.5 after crushing Michigan State 56-7, while Alabama lost three points to 105.5 after sliding past Arkansas 42-35.

The Westgate makes Georgia a 4-point favorite over Ohio State on a neutral field and a 5-point favorite over Alabama.

Here are the Westgate’s power ratings of all 130 Football Bowl Subdivision teams, from No. 1 Georgia to No. 130 Massachusetts:

WESTGATE RATINGS

1. Georgia, 110.5

2. Ohio State, 106.5

3. Alabama, 105.5

4. Michigan, 96.5

5. Cincinnati, 92.5

6. Wisconsin, 92.5

7. Texas A&M, 91.5

8. Utah, 90.5

9. Pittsburgh, 89.5

10. Notre Dame, 89.5

11. Mississippi, 89.5

12. Oklahoma, 88.5

13. Oklahoma State, 88.5

14. North Carolina State, 87.5

15. Penn State, 87.5

16. Iowa State, 87.5

17. Oregon, 87.5

18. Arkansas, 87.5

19. Clemson, 86.5

20. North Carolina, 86.5

21. Baylor, 86.5

22. Mississippi State, 86.5

23. Tennessee, 86.5

24. Houston, 85.5

25. Wake Forest, 85.5

26. Michigan State, 85.5

27. Nebraska, 84.5

28. Appalachian State, 84.5

29. Miami (Fla.), 83.5

30. Brigham Young, 83.5

31. Arizona State, 83.5

32. UCLA, 83.5

33. Iowa, 82.5

34. Minnesota, 82.5

35. Florida, 82.5

36. LSU, 82.5

37. Auburn, 82.5

38. Kentucky, 82.5

39. SMU, 81.5

40. Purdue, 81.5

41. Kansas State, 81.5

42. Fresno State, 81.5

43. Oregon State, 81.5

44. Virginia, 80.5

45. Louisville, 80.5

46. Texas, 80.5

47. West Virginia, 80.5

48. Western Kentucky, 80.5

49. Boise State, 80.5

50. Coastal Carolina, 80.5

51. Florida State, 79.5

52. UAB, 79.5

53. Marshall, 79.5

54. UTSA, 79.5

55. Army, 79.5

56. Air Force, 79.5

57. Louisiana (Lafayette), 79.5

58. Boston College, 78.5

59. Liberty, 78.5

60. San Diego State, 78.5

61. California, 78.5

62. Washington State, 78.5

63. East Carolina, 77.5

64. Central Florida, 76.5

65. Tulsa, 76.5

66. Memphis, 76.5

67. Toledo, 76.5

68. UNR, 76.5

69. Virginia Tech, 75.5

70. Syracuse, 75.5

71. Maryland, 75.5

72. Western Michigan, 75.5

73. Southern California, 75.5

74. Washington, 75.5

75. Rutgers, 74.5

76. TCU, 74.5

77. Texas Tech, 74.5

78. Illinois, 73.5

79. Central Michigan, 73.5

80. South Carolina, 73.5

81. Georgia Tech, 72.5

82. Miami (Ohio), 72.5

83. Utah State, 72.5

84. Georgia State, 72.5

85. Missouri, 72.5

86. Kent State, 71.5

87. Wyoming, 71.5

88. Tulane, 70.5

89. Stanford, 70.5

90. Navy, 69.5

91. Indiana, 69.5

92. Northern Illinois, 69.5

93. San Jose State, 69.5

94. Colorado, 69.5

95. Florida Atlantic, 68.5

96. Colorado State, 68.5

97. Northwestern, 67.5

98. Ball State, 66.5

99. Eastern Michigan, 66.5

100. Troy, 66.5

101. Hawaii, 65.5

102. South Florida, 64.5

103. Middle Tennessee, 64.5

104. Old Dominion, 64.5

105. Ohio, 64.5

106. Buffalo, 64.5

107. Arizona, 64.5

108. Louisiana Tech, 63.5

109. UNLV, 63.5

110. North Texas, 62.5

111. UTEP, 62.5

112. South Alabama, 61.5

113. Charlotte, 60.5

114. Duke, 59.5

115. Georgia Southern, 59.5

116. Rice, 58.5

117. Bowling Green, 58.5

118. Kansas, 57.5

119. Arkansas State, 57.5

120. Vanderbilt, 57.5

121. Temple, 55.5

122. Southern Mississippi, 55.5

123. New Mexico, 54.5

124. Louisiana-Monroe, 54.5

125. Texas State, 53.5

126. Akron, 47.5

127. Connecticut, 45.5

128. New Mexico State, 45.5

129. Florida International, 44.5

130. Massachusetts, 42.5

BIGGEST RISE

— Southern Mississippi gained five points to 55.5, moving from No. 125 to No. 122, after beating Louisiana Tech 35-19.

BIGGEST FALL

— Florida plummeted seven points to 82.5, moving from No. 9 to No. 35, after losing to Missouri 24-23 in overtime.

WEEK 13 POINT SPREAD COMPARISON

Here is a comparison of Week 13 point spreads to spreads created by two popular power rating services, ESPN’s FPI and Jeff Sagarin, along with the raw numbers from the Westgate SuperBook (which sometimes differ from actual spreads).

Notes: Power rating spreads are rounded to the nearest half-point and reflect three points added for home-field advantage. ESPN FPI does not produce ratings for Football Championship Subdivision teams. Teams are listed with Associated Press poll ranking where applicable.

Thursday

— Fresno State (-7½, total 52½) at San Jose State, 12:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Fresno State -9½

Sagarin: Fresno State -9½

Westgate: Fresno State -9

— No. 8 Mississippi at Mississippi State (-2, 64), 4:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Mississippi State -1½

Sagarin: Mississippi -3½

Westgate: Mississippi PK

Friday

— Boise State (-3, 44½) vs. No. 22 San Diego State, 9 a.m. (at Carson, Calif.)

ESPN FPI: Boise State -5

Sagarin: Boise State -4½

Westgate: Boise State PK

— Kansas State at Texas (-3, 52½), 9 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Texas -6½

Sagarin: Kansas State PK

Westgate: Texas -2

— Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan (-9, 63), 9 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Central Michigan -4½

Sagarin: Central Michigan -6

Westgate: Central Michigan -10

— Ohio (-6, 49) at Bowling Green, 9 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Ohio -2

Sagarin: Ohio -6½

Westgate: Ohio -3

— Utah State (-16, 49) at New Mexico, 10 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Utah State -12

Sagarin: Utah State -13½

Westgate: Utah State -15

— No. 17 Iowa (PK, 41½) at Nebraska, 10:30 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Nebraska -3

Sagarin: Iowa -5

Westgate: Nebraska -5

— UTEP at UAB (-13½, 50½), 11 a.m.

ESPN FPI: UAB -16½

Sagarin: UAB -14

Westgate: UAB -20

— No. 4 Cincinnati (-14, 58½) at East Carolina, 12:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Cincinnati -14½

Sagarin: Cincinnati -15

Westgate: Cincinnati -12

— Missouri at No. 25 Arkansas (-14½, 62½), 12:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Arkansas -13½

Sagarin: Arkansas -10

Westgate: Arkansas -18

— South Florida at Central Florida (-17½, 62½), 12:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Central Florida -17

Sagarin: Central Florida -17½

Westgate: Central Florida -15

— Coastal Carolina (-15½, 56) at South Alabama, 12:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Coastal Carolina -15

Sagarin: Coastal Carolina -15

Westgate: Coastal Carolina -16

— UNLV at Air Force (-18, 50), 12:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Air Force -16

Sagarin: Air Force -17

Westgate: Air Force -19

— Colorado at No. 16 Utah (-23, 52), 1 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Utah -22

Sagarin: Utah -20½

Westgate: Utah -24

— TCU at Iowa State (-15, 59), 1:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Iowa State -16½

Sagarin: Iowa State -13

Westgate: Iowa State -16

— North Carolina at No. 24 North Carolina State (-6, 62½), 4 p.m.

ESPN FPI: N.C. State -9

Sagarin: N.C. State -9½

Westgate: N.C. State -4

— Washington State (-1, 43½) at Washington, 5 p.m

ESPN FPI: Washington -5

Sagarin: Washington State PK

Westgate: Washington State PK

Saturday

— No. 1 Georgia (-35, 54½) at Georgia Tech, 9 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Georgia -28

Sagarin: Georgia -31

Westgate: Georgia -35

— No. 2 Ohio State (-8, 64½) at No. 6 Michigan, 9 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Ohio State -3½

Sagarin: Ohio State -5½

Westgate: Ohio State -7

— Texas Tech at No. 9 Baylor (-14½, 51½), 9 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Baylor -14

Sagarin: Baylor -15½

Westgate: Baylor -15

— No. 21 Wake Forest (-5, 64) at Boston College, 9 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Wake Forest -3

Sagarin: Wake Forest -7½

Westgate: Wake Forest -4

— No. 19 Houston (-33, 55½) at Connecticut, 9 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Houston -30

Sagarin: Houston -32½

Westgate: Houston -37

— Florida State at Florida (-3, 59½), 9 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Florida -8½

Sagarin: Florida -5½

Westgate: Florida -6

— Maryland (-1, 54) at Rutgers, 9 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Rutgers -5½

Sagarin: Rutgers -5

Westgate: Rutgers -2

— Army at Liberty (-3, 53), 9 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Liberty -4

Sagarin: Liberty -3½

Westgate: Liberty -2

— Navy (-11½, 42½) at Temple, 9 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Navy -8½

Sagarin: Navy -12

Westgate: Navy -11

— Miami (Ohio) at Kent State (-1, 66), 9 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Miami -1

Sagarin: Miami -1

Westgate: Kent State -2

— Akron at Toledo (-28½, 57½), 9 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Toledo -30

Sagarin: Toledo -26

Westgate: Toledo -32

— Miami (Fla.) (-21, 68) at Duke, 9:30 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Miami -19

Sagarin: Miami -17

Westgate: Miami -21

— Louisiana Tech (-3½, 53) at Rice, 10 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Louisiana Tech -6½

Sagarin: Louisiana Tech -4½

Westgate: Louisiana Tech -2

— No. 15 UTSA (-10½, 60) at North Texas, 11 a.m.

ESPN FPI: UTSA -9½

Sagarin: UTSA -15½

Westgate: UTSA -14

— Charlotte at Old Dominion (-9½, 56), 11 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Old Dominion -7

Sagarin: Old Dominion -7

Westgate: Old Dominion -7

— Texas State at Arkansas State (-2½, 61½), 11 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Arkansas State -4

Sagarin: Arkansas State -5½

Westgate: Arkansas State -7

— Troy at Georgia State (-7, 49), 11 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Georgia State -4

Sagarin: Georgia State -6

Westgate: Georgia State -9

— Georgia Southern at Appalachian State (-24½, 55), 11:30 a.m.

ESPN FPI: Appalachian State -27

Sagarin: Appalachian State -24½

Westgate: Appalachian State -28

— Florida International at Southern Mississippi (-11, 45½), noon

ESPN FPI: Southern Mississippi -11

Sagarin: Southern Mississippi -10½

Westgate: Southern Mississippi -14

— Massachusetts at New Mexico State (-6, 59), noon

ESPN FPI: New Mexico State -6½

Sagarin: New Mexico State -6½

Westgate: New Mexico State -6

— Hawaii at Wyoming (-10½, 48), noon

ESPN FPI: Wyoming -10½

Sagarin: Wyoming -11

Westgate: Wyoming -9

— No. 3 Alabama (-20, 55½) at Auburn, 12:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Alabama -12

Sagarin: Alabama -13

Westgate: Alabama -20

— Oregon State at No. 11 Oregon (-7, 60½), 12:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Oregon -9

Sagarin: Oregon -8

Westgate: Oregon -9

— Penn State (-1, 51½) at No. 12 Michigan State, 12:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Penn State -1

Sagarin: Penn State -4

Westgate: Michigan State -1

— Western Kentucky at Marshall (-2, 73½), 12:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Marshall -2½

Sagarin: Marshall -1½

Westgate: Marshall -2

— Northwestern at Illinois (-6½, 43½), 12:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Illinois -7½

Sagarin: Illinois -5

Westgate: Illinois -9

— Indiana at Purdue (-16, 50½), 12:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Purdue -15

Sagarin: Purdue -15½

Westgate: Purdue -15

— Vanderbilt at Tennessee (-32½, 64), 12:45 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Tennessee -30

Sagarin: Tennessee -26½

Westgate: Tennessee -32

— Virginia Tech at Virginia (-7, 62½), 12:45 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Virginia -5

Sagarin: Virginia -5½

Westgate: Virginia -8

— No. 18 Wisconsin (-7, 38) at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Wisconsin -4

Sagarin: Wisconsin -7

Westgate: Wisconsin -7

— Tulsa at SMU (-6½, 63), 1 p.m.

ESPN FPI: SMU -11½

Sagarin: SMU -9½

Westgate: SMU -8

— Louisiana-Monroe at No. 23 Louisiana (Lafayette) (-21½, 55), 1 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Louisiana -25½

Sagarin: Louisiana -25½

Westgate: Louisiana -28

— Arizona at Arizona State (-20, 53), 1 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Arizona State -20½

Sagarin: Arizona State -19

Westgate: Arizona State -22

— No. 14 Texas A&M (-6½, 45½) at LSU, 4 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Texas A&M -3½

Sagarin: Texas A&M -5½

Westgate: Texas A&M -6

— Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic (-3½, 49½), 4 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Florida Atlantic -2½

Sagarin: Florida Atlantic -2

Westgate: Florida Atlantic -7

— West Virginia (-16½, 55½) at Kansas, 4 p.m.

ESPN FPI: West Virginia -17½

Sagarin: West Virginia -17½

Westgate: West Virginia -20

— No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 7 Oklahoma State (-4, 49), 4:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Oklahoma State -2

Sagarin: Oklahoma State -2½

Westgate: Oklahoma State -3

— No. 20 Pittsburgh (-13½, 57) at Syracuse, 4:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Pitt -11½

Sagarin: Pitt -11

Westgate: Pitt -11

— Clemson (-11½, 42½) at South Carolina, 4:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Clemson -11½

Sagarin: Clemson -11

Westgate: Clemson -10

— Kentucky at Louisville (-3, 57), 4:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Louisville -3½

Sagarin: Louisville -1

Westgate: Louisville -1

— Tulane at Memphis (-6, 58), 4:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Memphis -6

Sagarin: Memphis -7

Westgate: Memphis -9

— No. 5 Notre Dame (-19½, 52½) at Stanford, 5 p.m.

ESPN FPI: Notre Dame -18

Sagarin: Notre Dame -19½

Westgate: Notre Dame -16

— UNR (-4, 55½) at Colorado State, 6 p.m.

ESPN FPI: UNR -4½

Sagarin: UNR -7½

Westgate: UNR -5

— No. 13 Brigham Young (-6½, 63½) at Southern California, 7:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: BYU -1

Sagarin: BYU -4½

Westgate: BYU -5

— California at UCLA (-6½, 58½), 7:30 p.m.

ESPN FPI: UCLA -9

Sagarin: UCLA -7½

Westgate: UCLA -8

Contact Jim Barnes at jbarnes@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0277. Follow @JimBarnesLV on Twitter.

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