1879 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1879 season are listed below. There is insufficient data to adequately calculate a home field advantage. I have used a constant home field advantage value of .556 and a root for determining point spreads of 1.294 which match a long-term analysis.

The average home field advantage for this year is 0.21 points.

Some game locations are unknown and have been estimated. Research continues.

KEY: PR=Final power rating, PS=Pre-season power rating, SOS=strength of schedule.


Rank Team PR PS SOS PF PA Wins Losses Ties Pct Conference
1 Princeton .831 .876 .348 3.20 0.00 4 0 1 .900 Independent
2 Yale .801 .780 .476 2.00 0.00 3 0 2 .800 Independent
3 Harvard .619 .604 .432 0.60 0.20 2 1 2 .600 Independent
4 Pennsylvania .412 .465 .466 2.00 2.25 2 2 0 .500 Independent
5 Rutgers .398 .279 .050 1.00 1.60 2 1 2 .600 Independent
6 Stevens .196 .317 .330 0.60 2.40 0 3 2 .200 Independent
7 Columbia .190 .521 .410 0.00 1.00 0 3 2 .200 Independent
8 Wild Card U .172 .167 .554 0.00 2.50 0 3 1 .125  

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Last Updated on 09/15/13
By James Howell
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