1887 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1887 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .534 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.977.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.98 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 .836 .411 57.22 1.33 9 0 0 1.000 Independent
2 Harvard .823 .424 .317 60.00 2.09 10 1 0 .909 Independent
3 Princeton .766 .812 .496 46.67 2.67 7 2 0 .778 Independent
4 Lafayette .622 .431 .269 15.67 7.44 7 2 0 .778 Independent
5 M.I.T. .509 .207 .185 34.33 12.83 5 1 0 .833 Independent
6 Lehigh .425 .275 .327 13.71 15.14 4 3 0 .571 Independent
7 Wesleyan .402 .369 .408 13.78 45.44 4 5 0 .444 Independent
8 Dartmouth .401 .184 .094 37.80 5.60 3 1 1 .700 Independent
9 Williams .393 .319 .395 28.67 25.00 3 3 0 .500 Independent
10 Pennsylvania .345 .477 .235 10.54 25.85 6 7 0 .462 Independent
11 Trinity (Connecticut) .278 .160 .108 13.43 31.43 3 3 1 .500 Independent
12 Amherst .275 .205 .184 9.80 32.00 4 6 0 .400 Independent
13 Tufts .242 .107 .212 8.11 32.11 3 6 0 .333 Independent
14 Rutgers .194 .192 .163 5.88 23.38 2 6 0 .250 Independent
15 Wild Card U .130 .160 .333 4.04 29.36 3 21 1 .140  
16 Stevens .050 .214 .050 2.29 15.29 0 6 1 .071 Independent

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