1890 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1890 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .802 and the root for determining point spreads was 2.163.

The average home field advantage for this year is 10.68 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 Harvard .847 .747 .193 50.45 1.09 11 0 0 1.000 Independent
2 Yale .832 .883 .285 34.71 1.29 13 1 0 .929 Independent
3 Princeton .801 .894 .309 36.77 4.46 11 1 1 .885 Independent
4 Pennsylvania .717 .470 .352 18.50 9.57 11 3 0 .786 Independent
5 Franklin & Marshall .692 .320 .312 21.20 9.60 8 2 0 .800 Independent
6 Lehigh .668 .594 .563 24.80 11.90 6 4 0 .600 Independent
7 Williams .630 .413 .050 22.60 8.20 8 2 0 .800 Independent
8 Cornell .599 .464 .196 28.50 11.17 8 4 0 .667 Independent
9 Rutgers .478 .146 .263 20.18 13.36 5 5 1 .500 Independent
10 Amherst .443 .291 .230 15.33 15.42 6 5 1 .542 Independent
11 Dartmouth .423 .494 .445 16.63 15.25 4 4 0 .500 Independent
12 Wesleyan .420 .386 .606 6.91 23.09 5 6 0 .455 Independent
13 Bucknell .409 .188 .687 5.60 12.00 1 3 1 .300 Independent
14 Virginia .385 .152 .097 32.00 28.14 5 2 0 .714 Independent
15 Lafayette .365 .503 .587 12.75 20.75 2 5 1 .313 Independent
16 Trinity (Connecticut) .252 .408 .243 8.25 16.75 2 5 1 .313 Independent
17 Dickinson .220 .273 .215 4.56 14.00 3 6 0 .333 Independent
18 Wild Card U .167 .152 .690 2.98 34.57 3 50 1 .065  
19 Columbia .131 .190 .275 6.57 25.43 1 5 1 .214 Independent

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