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The Rankings this week look at the top 16 national title contenders' biggest strengths and scariest flaws.

By Luke Winn
January 20, 2017

For SI’s Midseason Report week—and Midseason Report week only—the Power Rankings have adopted new criteria. Rather than basing the 1–16 on overall résumés and recent performance, teams are ranked in order of likelihood of winning the national championship. And since no team this season is a juggernaut, I make a case for each contender as well as address its flaws.

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