1882 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1882 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 0.41 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 Yale .907 .825 .415 6.50 0.13 8 0 0 1.000 Independent
2 Princeton .687 .811 .104 5.00 0.44 7 2 0 .778 Independent
3 Harvard .684 .617 .064 2.38 0.25 7 1 0 .875 Independent
4 Rutgers .494 .343 .376 2.10 2.20 6 4 0 .600 Independent
5 Wesleyan .429 .142 .050 3.75 2.25 3 1 0 .750 Independent
6 Pennsylvania .260 .257 .328 1.00 3.50 2 4 0 .333 Independent
7 Dartmouth .199 .207 .226 2.50 4.00 1 1 0 .500 Independent
8 M.I.T. .183 .142 .930 0.00 3.33 0 3 0 .000 Independent
9 Columbia .157 .368 .806 0.00 5.20 0 5 0 .000 Independent
10 Amherst .150 .151 .197 0.50 2.75 1 3 0 .250 Independent
11 Wild Card U .086 .142 .473 0.00 4.80 0 5 0 .000  
12 Lafayette .046 .142 .286 0.00 4.50 0 2 0 .000 Independent
13 Stevens .043 .156 .271 0.00 2.00 0 1 0 .000 Independent
14 Massachusetts .020 .142 .161 0.00 5.33 0 3 0 .000 Independent

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By James Howell
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