1889 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1889 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .606 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.571.

The average home field advantage for this year is 4.84 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 .957 .831 .586 48.40 2.90 10 0 0 1.000 Independent
2 Yale .885 .881 .471 41.31 1.94 15 1 0 .938 Independent
3 Harvard .779 .715 .439 38.09 4.82 9 2 0 .818 Independent
4 Dartmouth .679 .308 .303 29.88 9.00 7 1 0 .875 Independent
5 Lehigh .666 .522 .429 27.38 6.85 8 3 2 .692 Independent
6 Cornell .635 .293 .206 39.33 14.44 7 2 0 .778 Independent
7 Franklin & Marshall .483 .157 .050 26.86 3.71 5 1 1 .786 Independent
8 Pennsylvania .477 .463 .280 15.23 12.85 7 6 0 .538 Independent
9 Trinity (Connecticut) .461 .355 .176 14.44 9.67 5 3 1 .611 Independent
10 Lafayette .448 .559 .499 8.67 9.78 3 4 2 .444 Independent
11 Williams .442 .383 .363 25.80 20.30 4 5 1 .450 Independent
12 Wesleyan .419 .353 .602 11.77 32.31 5 7 1 .423 Independent
13 Dickinson .388 .157 .101 12.50 7.00 4 1 1 .750 Independent
14 Amherst .339 .244 .222 17.30 19.80 3 5 2 .400 Independent
15 M.I.T. .297 .286 .510 14.00 26.20 2 3 0 .400 Independent
16 Stevens .243 .183 .777 3.22 22.11 1 8 0 .111 Independent
17 Columbia .223 .157 .327 4.91 27.09 2 7 2 .273 Independent
18 Bucknell .193 .183 .393 4.00 21.00 1 4 1 .250 Independent
19 Penn State .156 .157 .144 8.00 34.50 2 2 0 .500 Independent
20 Wild Card U .147 .157 .580 2.55 40.88 2 29 2 .091  
21 Rutgers .109 .183 .239 4.40 18.40 1 4 0 .200 Independent
22 Swarthmore .109 .118 .176 6.57 22.71 1 6 0 .143 Independent

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