1901 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1901 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .535 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.895.

The average home field advantage for this year is 1.80 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 .944 .843 .642 21.17 2.00 12 0 0 1.000 Northeast Independent
2 Michigan .872 .628 .256 50.00 0.00 11 0 0 1.000 Western
3 Yale .837 .845 .553 19.31 2.85 11 1 1 .885 Northeast Independent
4 Wisconsin .809 .733 .272 35.22 0.56 9 0 0 1.000 Western
5 Cornell .806 .701 .271 27.75 1.17 11 1 0 .917 Northeast Independent
6 Minnesota .788 .587 .370 16.64 1.64 9 1 1 .864 Western
7 Dartmouth .781 .400 .330 26.70 5.30 9 1 0 .900 Northeast Independent
8 Princeton .780 .814 .385 22.45 2.18 9 1 1 .864 Eastern Independent
9 Illinois .731 .466 .414 24.30 3.90 8 2 0 .800 Western
10 Northwestern .714 .510 .553 13.91 7.00 8 2 1 .773 Western
11 Army .700 .488 .634 12.25 2.75 5 1 2 .750 Northeast Independent
12 Notre Dame .683 .458 .213 14.50 1.90 8 1 1 .850 Eastern Independent
13 Massachusetts .669 .369 .265 9.89 3.22 8 1 0 .889 Northeast Independent
14 Pennsylvania .630 .807 .490 13.53 8.07 10 5 0 .667 Eastern Independent
15 Columbia .623 .567 .575 12.08 7.00 8 5 0 .615 Northeast Independent
16 Williams .617 .468 .581 11.90 5.20 6 4 0 .600 Northeast Independent
17 Syracuse .585 .463 .199 20.56 3.67 7 2 0 .778 Northeast Independent
18 Grinnell .581 .367 .088 16.78 3.00 7 1 1 .833 Western Independent
19 Holy Cross .573 .370 .135 14.00 4.78 7 1 1 .833 Northeast Independent
20 Lafayette .573 .691 .119 20.00 7.83 9 3 0 .750 Eastern Independent
21 Beloit .547 .525 .410 15.17 13.50 6 3 3 .625 Eastern Independent
22 Nebraska .545 .417 .172 19.00 5.78 7 2 0 .778 Western Independent
23 Indiana .528 .404 .336 23.78 9.67 6 3 0 .667 Western
24 Navy .521 .490 .351 10.27 7.36 6 4 1 .591 Eastern Independent
25 Iowa .509 .599 .450 9.44 12.78 6 3 0 .667 Western
26 Chicago .495 .654 .507 10.67 10.00 5 5 2 .500 Western
27 Tufts .488 .359 .456 7.92 8.23 6 6 1 .500 Northeast Independent
28 Purdue .487 .364 .405 15.33 7.33 4 4 1 .500 Western
29 Bucknell .486 .387 .213 14.50 4.60 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
30 Amherst .459 .395 .569 7.33 8.50 4 6 2 .417 Northeast Independent
31 Carlisle .453 .643 .562 10.23 12.92 5 7 1 .423 Eastern Independent
32 Bates .449 .216 .428 6.67 8.00 3 3 0 .500 Northeast Independent
33 Penn State .443 .440 .280 14.63 11.25 5 3 0 .625 Eastern Independent
34 Wesleyan .432 .569 .695 4.50 10.20 3 6 1 .350 Northeast Independent
35 Vermont .419 .216 .322 13.27 15.64 5 5 1 .500 Northeast Independent
36 Brown .370 .616 .533 5.83 17.67 4 7 1 .375 Northeast Independent
37 Dickinson .361 .490 .327 7.90 10.80 4 6 0 .400 Eastern Independent
38 Drake .360 .357 .115 14.13 4.25 4 4 0 .500 Western Independent
39 Kansas .306 .216 .161 9.20 14.70 3 5 2 .400 Western Independent
40 Iowa State .291 .306 .389 5.60 13.30 2 6 2 .300 Western Independent
41 Bowdoin .275 .442 .464 9.67 19.11 2 7 0 .222 Northeast Independent
42 Trinity (Connecticut) .232 .354 .555 2.88 14.00 1 6 1 .188 Northeast Independent
43 Wild Card U .224 .216 .569 3.80 21.03 26 137 9 .177  
44 Boston College .215 .216 .390 3.11 12.00 2 7 0 .222 Northeast Independent
45 Lehigh .163 .372 .527 2.17 23.17 1 11 0 .083 Eastern Independent
46 Missouri .094 .216 .050 3.63 19.38 1 6 1 .188 Western Independent

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Western .659 .550 .396 66 20 5 .753 9
Northeast Independent .551 .468 .452 114 70 11 .613 19
Eastern Independent .513 .556 .352 69 48 7 .585 11
Western Independent .363 .313 .162 24 24 6 .500 6

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