E3: NCAA Football '13 Team Ratings Are Here

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With SB Nation's sister sites The Verge and Polygon doing absolute work at E3 (seriously, how insane does The Last Of Us and Watch Dogs look?), that can only mean one thing: the unofficial beginning of college football season. No, it's not media days nor the players moving into the dorms for fall ball, it's the release of Phil Steele's preview magazine and the demo for NCAA Football '13.

Tradition Sports Online went to the trouble of compiling all the various teams' overall ratings as well as their offense, defense, and prestige ratings. Visit them as the conquering gods that they are.

Without further adieu, the NCAA Football '13 team ratings:

Team Overall Offense Defense Prestige
Air Force 75 75 74 3
Akron 63 67 61 1
Alabama 97 92 95 6
Arizona 83 81 84 3
Arizona St. 85 84 80 3
Arkansas 95 95 87 5
Arkansas St 81 86 74 2
Army 73 75 71 1
Auburn 93 89 91 6
BYU 89 89 84 4
Ball State 73 77 71 2
Baylor 87 88 84 3
Boise St. 89 89 82 6
Boston College 85 83 86 3
Bowling Green 75 75 76 2
Buffalo 71 75 69 1
Cal 85 89 76 3
Central Michigan 73 77 69 2
Cincinnati 89 84 87 3
Clemson 97 95 91 5
Colarado 83 80 82 2
Colorado State 83 81 80 2
UConn 83 83 80 3
Duke 83 84 78 2
ECU 83 80 82 2
Eastern Michigan 77 78 73 1
FIU 85 83 82 1
Florida 91 84 93 6
FAU 60 60 63 1
Florida St. 97 92 95 5
Fresno St. 87 89 78 2
Georgia 97 95 91 5
Georgia Tech 87 86 84 4
Hawaii 79 78 80 2
Houston 87 84 86 3
Idaho 65 64 67 1
Illinois 83 81 82 3
Indiana 77 77 76 2
Iowa 91 89 89 4
Iowa St. 83 81 82 2
Kansas 79 80 76 2
Kansas St. 91 92 86 3
Kent St. 71 69 74 1
Kentucky 83 83 80 2
LSU 99 92 95 6
La Tech 81 81 78 1
Louisville 87 84 86 3
Marshall 73 75 71 2
Maryland 85 80 87 3
Memphis 61 66 60 1
Miami(FL) 91 88 89 6
Miami(OH) 79 80 74 2
Michigan 97 94 91 6
Michigan St. 93 89 89 4
MTSU 65 70 61 1
Minnesota 77 75 76 2
Mississippi St. 87 84 86 3
Missouri 89 89 84 4
North Carolina St. 91 89 87 3
Navy 77 77 76 3
Nebraska 91 91 87 5
Nevada 83 83 80 3
New Mexico 65 64 69 1
New Mexico St. 65 70 60 1
North Carolina 91 89 87 4
North Texas 69 70 69 1
NIU 79 78 76 2
Northwestern 87 86 84 3
Notre Dame 97 94 95 6
Ohio 81 81 80 2
Ohio St. 95 89 95 6
Oklahoma 97 95 93 6
Oklahoma St. 95 92 91 5
Ole Miss 83 81 84 2
Oregon 99 94 95 6
Oregon St. 79 81 76 2
Penn St. 89 86 89 5
Pitt 85 89 76 3
Purdue 87 84 84 3
Rice 73 75 73 2
Rutgers 87 83 87 3
SMU 89 89 84 3
San Diego State 83 84 76 3
San Jose 73 75 73 1
South Carolina 95 92 91 4
Southern Miss 83 81 80 2
Stanford 93 91 89 5
Syracuse 81 83 78 3
TCU 93 94 87 5
Temple 81 83 84 2
Tennessee 89 88 84 4
Texas 99 91 99 6
Texas Am 93 92 87 4
Texas St. 65 67 65 1
Texas Tech 87 89 82 3
Toledo 83 81 80 2
Troy 73 74 73 2
Tulane 65 69 63 1
Tulsa 91 89 86 2
UAB 65 69 65 1
UCF 85 84 82 3
UCLA 87 88 82 2
UL Lafayette 77 81 71 1
UL Monroe 69 74 65 1
UMass 63 67 61 1
UNLV 63 67 61 2
USC 99 99 91 6
USF 81 80 80 3
UTEP 75 74 76 2
UTSA 63 66 63 1
Utah 95 92 91 4
Utah St. 75 78 73 1
Vanderbilt 77 80 74 2
Virginia 89 88 84 3
Virginia Tech 95 88 99 5
Wake Forest 81 84 76 2
Washington 93 92 86 4
Washington St. 79 83 74 1
West Virginia 87 91 76 4
Western Kentucky 73 74 73 1
West Michigan 77 78 74 1
Wisconsin 99 97 95 5
Wyoming 79 78 80 2

Ohio State checks in 95 overall, with an 89 offense, a 95 defense, and as one of the few elite 6 prestige teams.

Wisconsin and Texas joining LSU and Oregon as "99 overall" teams ensures this could be one of the sloppiest NCAA Footballs in a string of substandard offerings. Additionally Boise State and Auburn as "6 prestige" teams makes one wonder if they ever knew what the definition of the word prestige even meant in the first place. Michigan checks in as tied as the 6th best overall team in the country, for whatever that's worth.

The lack of the vaunted infinity engine, probable few non-aesthetic improvements from 2012 to 2013, and the removal of the ability to import draft classes in Madden 2013 will unquestionably make the routine of buying the game more trying than ever. And yet we'll do it. Baaaaah.

The demo for NCAA Football '13 is now available in both the XBOX Live Marketplace and the PSN Store.

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