1891 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1891 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .607 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.467.

The average home field advantage for this year is 4.70 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 .902 .858 .328 37.54 0.00 13 0 0 1.000 Independent
2 Princeton .835 .847 .322 30.08 1.46 12 1 0 .923 Independent
3 Harvard .803 .797 .263 42.00 1.86 13 1 0 .929 Independent
4 Pennsylvania .699 .593 .288 20.54 8.38 11 2 0 .846 Independent
5 Williams .640 .521 .175 27.82 7.64 8 2 1 .773 Independent
6 Cornell .607 .531 .226 29.80 3.40 7 3 0 .700 Independent
7 Bucknell .555 .298 .207 19.56 11.78 6 2 1 .722 Independent
8 Amherst .527 .367 .181 21.20 10.27 8 4 3 .633 Independent
9 Penn State .513 .159 .211 24.57 6.57 5 2 0 .714 Independent
10 Lehigh .501 .631 .450 13.38 15.23 7 6 0 .538 Independent
11 Rutgers .490 .312 .260 18.93 9.86 8 6 0 .571 Independent
12 Trinity (Connecticut) .482 .330 .298 12.50 14.00 6 4 0 .600 Independent
13 Navy .387 .159 .057 17.29 8.86 5 2 0 .714 Independent
14 Dartmouth .371 .458 .459 12.00 12.40 2 2 1 .500 Independent
15 Springfield .339 .159 .194 13.71 17.86 5 8 1 .393 Independent
16 Army .335 .159 .050 13.33 12.17 4 1 1 .750 Independent
17 Brown .289 .159 .146 11.00 17.60 4 6 0 .400 Independent
18 Lafayette .276 .434 .396 7.17 13.42 2 9 1 .208 Independent
19 M.I.T. .263 .159 .445 6.75 15.25 2 6 0 .250 Independent
20 Wesleyan .249 .403 .525 7.50 42.13 2 6 0 .250 Independent
21 Franklin & Marshall .228 .506 .372 7.83 20.33 2 4 0 .333 Independent
22 Dickinson .218 .246 .122 15.60 16.80 2 2 1 .500 Independent
23 Massachusetts .204 .159 .344 8.00 20.29 2 5 0 .286 Independent
24 Wild Card U .195 .159 .523 7.34 28.05 12 48 2 .210  
25 Stevens .170 .159 .383 10.75 30.50 1 7 0 .125 Independent
26 Columbia .077 .161 .134 5.33 36.67 1 5 0 .167 Independent
27 Haverford .056 .159 .322 1.33 40.83 0 6 0 .000 Independent

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By James Howell
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