NCAA Football 14 Ratings Revealed, Multiple WTFs Ensue

Scott Olmos-US PRESSWIRE

The guys over at Tradition Sports Online got their hands on EA Sports NCAA Football 14 at E3 this week and revealed the ratings for all 126 teams today (credit to the mothership for the table).

TEAM OVERALL OFFENSE DEFENSE
Air Force 70 68 71
Akron 63 61 65
Alabama 99 99 99
Arizona 86 86 88
Arizona State 84 86 83
Arkansas 88 88 87
Arkansas State 77 79 76
Army 72 72 73
Auburn 88 88 90
BYU 83 84 83
Ball State 79 86 73
Baylor 90 90 88
Boise State 86 90 82
Boston College 86 86 85
Bowling Green 74 75 75
Buffalo 79 81 78
Cal 84 86 83
Central Michigan 72 72 71
Cincinnati 81 81 83
Clemson 93 95 90
Colorado 79 81 78
Colorado State 72 74 73
UConn 81 84 80
Duke 79 79 78
ECU 84 86 83
Eastern Michigan 65 68 65
FIU 79 77 80
Florida 90 90 92
FAU 75 77 76
Florida State 91 93 92
Fresno State 81 84 78
Georgia State 60 60 60
Georgia 91 95 88
Georgia Tech 86 83 88
Hawaii 77 77 76
Houston 84 86 83
Idaho 63 67 61
Illinois 83 86 80
Indiana 81 83 82
Iowa 88 88 90
Iowa State 81 81 83
Kansas 81 84 78
Kansas State 86 91 83
Kent State 74 75 75
Kentucky 84 84 83
LSU 93 93 92
La Tech 74 75 73
Louisville 90 93 88
Marshall 74 77 73
Maryland 86 86 85
Memphis 70 72 70
Miami (FL) 90 91 88
Miami (OH) 72 74 71
Michigan 91 91 92
Michigan State 91 90 93
MTSU 74 75 75
Minnesota 79 79 80
Mississippi State 88 90 85
Missouri 88 90 87
North Carolina State 84 84 85
Navy 74 74 75
Nebraska 88 91 85
Nevada 75 77 73
New Mexico 65 67 66
New Mexico State 65 68 65
North Carolina 91 91 90
North Texas 72 72 75
NIU 79 83 78
Northwestern 86 86 87
Notre Dame 93 93 93
Ohio 79 83 76
Ohio State 95 97 92
Oklahoma 91 97 88
Oklahoma State 91 93 92
Old Dominion 70 74 68
Ole Miss 90 91 88
Oregon 95 99 92
Oregon State 84 86 83
Penn State 84 86 85
Pitt 77 77 80
Purdue 84 84 85
Rice 75 75 76
Rutgers 84 86 82
SMU 81 83 78
San Diego State 84 84 83
San Jose 77 81 76
South Carolina 90 88 90
South Alabama 68 67 70
Southern Miss 74 72 75
Stanford 91 91 93
Syracuse 81 83 80
TCU 84 86 85
Temple 81 81 82
Tennessee 86 84 88
Texas 93 95 93
Texas A&M 91 95 88
Texas State 68 67 70
Texas Tech 86 90 83
Toledo 81 84 78
Troy 75 75 75
Tulane 75 77 68
Tulsa 79 84 75
UAB 68 68 68
UCF 83 86 82
UCLA 88 88 87
UL Lafayette 77 81 75
UL Monroe 75 79 75
UMass 61 61 65
UNLV 72 75 70
USC 91 95 90
USF 84 81 87
UTEP 75 77 73
UTSA 68 68 70
Utah 86 84 87
Utah State 75 77 75
Vanderbilt 83 84 82
Virginia 84 86 83
Virginia Tech 93 91 95
Wake Forest 83 83 85
Washington 91 91 90
Washington State 81 83 80
West Virginia 84 83 87
Western Kentucky 75 72 78
Western Michigan 72 74 71
Wisconsin 88 88 88
Wyoming 75 77 75

Well, at least Alabama seems legit. Employ Satan, earn 99s. Pretty simple. Then it gets a little weird.

Apparently the reintroduction of Gus Malzahn is good enough to vault Auburn to 88 overall with an 88 for offense. The only problem here is Malzahn doesn't have a Cam Newton waiting for him, but no Gene Chizik is at least worth a five point boost.

In addition to Auburn, Arizona, Arkansas, and West Virginia are part of a series of teams that are known for their offenses, but have higher rated defenses instead.

Somehow Florida and LSU walk away with their offenses being ranked on par, or even better in LSU's case, than their defense. Maybe this whole Ed O'Bannon case the NCAA is dealing with is forcing EA to just turn things on their head.

As for Iowa State, the ratings seem fair. 81 overall, 81 on offense, and 83 on defense. Given where this team has been historically in this game it's hard to ask for much more. Then there's Iowa. EA obviously read our article about Greg Davis and thought it warranted an 88 rating for offense. Greg Davis: Record Setting Coordinator, Bubble Screen Aficionado, Savior of Iowa Football.

The Big XII is all sorts of crazy. Highest ranked offense: Oklahoma (In Belldozer We Trust). Lowest: Iowa State (Fuck that Sam Richardson guy).

Highest ranked defense: Texas (Ok, that's fair). Lowest: Kansas (This reminded me that Kansas DC Dave Campo used to be the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. FML.)

Projected Big XII Standings Based on Overall Rating:

Texas
Oklahoma State
Oklahoma
Baylor
Kansas State
Texas Tech
West Virginia
TCU
Iowa State
Kansas

Don't worry, that 88 rated defense for Baylor can be sneaky and after the top three beat each other up they'll go, SURPRISE! BEAR ATTACK! and steal the Big XII with that defensive mind of Art Briles at the helm. Screw the overalls, Baylor Bears for 2013 Big XII Champions!

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