1886 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1886 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .556 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.791.

The average home field advantage for this year is 5.87 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 .849 .823 .320 68.70 0.40 9 0 1 .950 Independent
2 Princeton .786 .838 .402 40.00 3.38 7 0 1 .938 Independent
3 Harvard .676 .173 .070 54.64 2.93 12 2 0 .857 Independent
4 Lafayette .626 .236 .129 17.58 6.25 10 2 0 .833 Independent
5 Williams .465 .173 .146 22.14 13.71 5 1 1 .786 Independent
6 Pennsylvania .445 .509 .180 20.24 16.82 9 7 1 .559 Independent
7 Lehigh .418 .131 .203 11.25 5.75 4 3 1 .563 Independent
8 Wesleyan .328 .410 .583 9.88 49.63 2 6 0 .250 Independent
9 M.I.T. .242 .173 .281 7.56 36.11 2 6 1 .278 Independent
10 Amherst .236 .173 .136 7.86 14.71 3 4 0 .429 Independent
11 Rutgers .211 .173 .315 17.50 29.75 1 3 0 .250 Independent
12 Dartmouth .194 .173 .050 28.25 23.50 2 2 0 .500 Independent
13 Stevens .174 .255 .626 0.75 36.75 0 7 1 .063 Independent
14 Wild Card U .148 .173 .402 3.76 40.76 3 17 1 .167  
15 Tufts .040 .173 .138 3.67 34.67 0 9 0 .000 Independent

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