1888 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1888 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .577 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.316.

The average home field advantage for this year is 4.61 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 .892 .871 .324 53.38 0.00 13 0 0 1.000 Independent
2 Princeton .873 .789 .524 50.75 1.33 11 1 0 .917 Independent
3 Harvard .806 .623 .289 48.15 2.46 12 1 0 .923 Independent
4 Lehigh .695 .350 .365 20.67 9.92 10 2 0 .833 Independent
5 Lafayette .591 .527 .354 14.00 8.67 6 3 0 .667 Independent
6 Pennsylvania .514 .411 .367 17.38 18.50 9 7 0 .563 Independent
7 Trinity (Connecticut) .490 .219 .050 17.71 1.43 5 1 1 .786 Independent
8 Cornell .441 .145 .246 16.00 3.33 4 2 0 .667 Independent
9 Williams .410 .356 .198 21.38 13.00 4 4 0 .500 Independent
10 Dartmouth .324 .292 .307 17.14 19.43 3 4 0 .429 Independent
11 Wesleyan .321 .385 .760 9.56 41.89 2 7 0 .222 Independent
12 Amherst .248 .240 .515 9.36 38.73 2 8 1 .227 Independent
13 Stevens .235 .132 .604 6.50 34.13 1 6 1 .188 Independent
14 Worcester Tech .223 .145 .618 2.80 34.00 1 4 0 .200 Independent
15 Bucknell .221 .145 .422 5.60 32.00 2 3 0 .400 Independent
16 M.I.T. .213 .358 .568 8.00 30.00 1 5 0 .167 Independent
17 Rutgers .173 .193 .376 4.50 40.88 1 6 1 .188 Independent
18 Wild Card U .170 .145 .549 3.96 29.75 3 21 0 .125  
19 Swarthmore .091 .145 .343 2.80 26.00 0 5 0 .000 Independent

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