1885 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1885 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .507 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.685.

The average home field advantage for this year is 1.06 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 .866 .809 .365 59.89 2.78 9 0 0 1.000 Independent
2 Yale .801 .844 .365 45.75 1.38 7 1 0 .875 Independent
3 Pennsylvania .547 .472 .426 27.23 26.38 8 5 0 .615 Independent
4 Wesleyan .434 .386 .574 23.57 34.86 3 4 0 .429 Independent
5 Lafayette .280 .192 .050 12.83 20.00 2 2 2 .500 Independent
6 Stevens .255 .254 .593 8.43 41.43 1 6 0 .143 Independent
7 Wild Card U .207 .138 .633 3.64 41.00 1 10 0 .091  
8 Lehigh .203 .059 .210 4.00 20.57 1 4 2 .286 Independent

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