Each week I will get the power ratings from the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, ESPN's Will Harris and Bruce Marshall of the Gold Sheet, then combine them with my power ratings to give you the consensus Vegas power ratings.
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.
Here are the top 25 bettor power rankings.
Last updated: Sept. 17
Week 4 notes: The team with the biggest difference between where they stand in the Vegas rankings and the AP poll is Virginia Tech. The Hokies are No. 22 in the Vegas Power Ratings, but No. 13 in the country. Alabama remains in the No. 1 spot, and the Tide have widened the gap between themselves and the rest of the pack once again. They were rated 4.9 points ahead of No. 2 Georgia last week, and that has risen to an 8.2-point differential this week. Miami beat Toledo on the road last week and the team Miami lost to in the opener, LSU, upset Auburn -- giving Miami the biggest jump of any team in the rankings this week as they moved up from No. 24 to No. 18.