1903 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1903 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .511 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.681.

The average home field advantage for this year is 0.83 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 .985 .825 .865 23.55 0.55 11 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
2 Yale .911 .907 .670 26.00 2.17 11 1 0 .917 Northeast Independent
3 Dartmouth .890 .657 .752 24.20 2.30 9 1 0 .900 Northeast Independent
4 Nebraska .873 .711 .450 26.45 1.55 11 0 0 1.000 Western Independent
5 Minnesota .850 .741 .386 41.20 0.80 14 0 1 .967 Western
6 Michigan .843 .840 .344 47.08 0.50 11 0 1 .958 Western
7 Columbia .817 .584 .607 14.80 4.30 9 1 0 .900 Northeast Independent
8 Pennsylvania .775 .706 .658 30.83 4.75 9 3 0 .750 Eastern Independent
9 Carlisle .773 .640 .608 19.57 3.71 11 2 1 .821 Eastern Independent
10 Harvard .753 .892 .775 12.50 4.92 9 3 0 .750 Northeast Independent
11 Lehigh .738 .460 .584 27.58 3.75 9 2 1 .792 Eastern Independent
12 Chicago .737 .723 .532 26.15 4.69 10 2 1 .808 Western
13 Holy Cross .723 .519 .526 17.40 6.90 8 2 0 .800 Northeast Independent
14 Colorado .708 .356 .452 19.70 5.40 8 2 0 .800 Western Independent
15 Iowa .691 .545 .423 15.55 9.27 9 2 0 .818 Western
16 Army .683 .696 .540 18.22 3.67 6 2 1 .722 Northeast Independent
17 Sewanee .655 .443 .252 22.38 1.25 7 1 0 .875 Southern Independent
18 Georgetown .653 .401 .471 19.50 5.00 7 3 0 .700 Southern Independent
19 Iowa State .651 .434 .233 22.44 6.56 8 1 0 .889 Western Independent
20 Vanderbilt .634 .468 .357 24.00 2.00 6 1 1 .813 Southern Independent
21 Amherst .634 .567 .524 10.20 7.20 7 3 0 .700 Northeast Independent
22 Haskell .630 .389 .468 13.30 7.80 7 3 0 .700 Western Independent
23 Virginia .628 .464 .272 17.70 3.40 7 2 1 .750 Southern Independent
24 Northwestern .617 .538 .310 15.50 4.79 9 2 3 .750 Western
25 Wisconsin .613 .712 .478 30.50 6.70 6 3 1 .650 Western
26 Cornell .606 .718 .520 12.00 10.30 6 3 1 .650 Northeast Independent
27 South Carolina .603 .228 .118 23.90 3.50 8 2 0 .800 Southern Independent
28 Lafayette .580 .643 .340 18.70 6.90 7 3 0 .700 Eastern Independent
29 Texas .569 .373 .342 16.38 3.50 5 1 2 .750 Western Independent
30 Illinois .566 .683 .532 25.14 8.36 8 6 0 .571 Western
31 North Carolina .562 .427 .380 15.22 8.00 6 3 0 .667 Southern Independent
32 Swarthmore .561 .228 .486 9.90 6.70 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
33 Kansas .557 .402 .372 13.11 4.33 6 3 0 .667 Western Independent
34 Brown .547 .587 .674 9.80 16.10 5 4 1 .550 Northeast Independent
35 Williams .546 .482 .546 9.55 7.45 6 4 1 .591 Northeast Independent
36 Colorado State .541 .218 .352 12.86 5.71 6 1 0 .857 Western Independent
37 Dickinson .522 .432 .427 13.00 6.50 7 5 0 .583 Eastern Independent
38 Massachusetts .522 .467 .487 11.44 5.11 5 4 0 .556 Northeast Independent
39 Cumberland .519 .228 .352 21.67 2.83 4 1 1 .750 Southern Independent
40 Virginia Tech .517 .340 .296 18.00 3.50 5 1 0 .833 Southern Independent
41 Wesleyan .499 .449 .756 12.50 13.20 3 6 1 .350 Northeast Independent
42 Drake .493 .435 .405 21.25 11.63 5 3 0 .625 Western Independent
43 Penn State .489 .539 .405 22.75 9.63 5 3 0 .625 Eastern Independent
44 Clemson .469 .418 .247 27.83 3.67 4 1 1 .750 Southern Independent
45 Texas A&M .465 .228 .050 8.18 5.36 7 3 1 .682 Western Independent
46 Denver .461 .244 .477 12.62 8.54 6 7 0 .462 Western Independent
47 Oklahoma .440 .228 .250 10.50 7.08 5 4 3 .542 Western Independent
48 Colorado Mines .437 .311 .509 27.17 10.17 3 3 0 .500 Western Independent
49 Bucknell .435 .530 .533 13.44 13.44 4 5 0 .444 Eastern Independent
50 Grinnell .434 .377 .408 10.11 16.67 5 4 0 .556 Western Independent
51 Vermont .420 .447 .529 15.67 17.11 4 5 0 .444 Northeast Independent
52 Colorado College .413 .239 .347 15.00 11.78 4 5 0 .444 Western Independent
53 Navy .400 .462 .488 6.42 10.83 4 7 1 .375 Eastern Independent
54 Washington (Missouri) .396 .274 .296 12.11 11.44 4 4 1 .500 Western Independent
55 Indiana .390 .443 .340 18.50 15.50 4 4 0 .500 Western
56 Purdue .388 .558 .277 14.50 8.00 4 2 0 .667 Western
57 Lombard .371 .228 .468 19.17 17.83 3 3 0 .500 Eastern Independent
58 Knox .369 .496 .328 8.60 15.00 4 6 0 .400 Eastern Independent
59 Tufts .345 .447 .400 6.36 9.29 5 9 0 .357 Northeast Independent
60 Tennessee .343 .399 .292 8.44 12.22 4 5 0 .444 Southern Independent
61 Auburn .340 .268 .173 17.86 13.14 4 3 0 .571 Southern Independent
62 Baylor .333 .228 .115 5.75 8.63 4 3 1 .563 Western Independent
63 Beloit .327 .398 .389 7.00 29.00 4 6 0 .400 Eastern Independent
64 Alabama .305 .291 .356 8.57 16.29 3 4 0 .429 Southern Independent
65 Georgia .301 .329 .329 9.29 14.00 3 4 0 .429 Southern Independent
67 Simpson .226 .263 .469 4.60 23.00 1 4 0 .200 Western Independent
68 Missouri .220 .335 .399 5.11 9.22 1 7 1 .167 Western Independent
69 Wild Card U .209 .228 .637 2.46 26.31 28 220 6 .122  
70 Georgia Tech .202 .193 .242 8.43 21.14 2 5 0 .286 Southern Independent
71 Cornell (Iowa) .188 .228 .408 4.67 17.89 1 8 0 .111 Western Independent
72 Texas Christian .069 .228 .252 1.57 14.00 0 7 0 .000 Western Independent

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Northeast Independent .635 .601 .593 93 48 5 .654 14
Western .633 .643 .402 75 21 7 .762 9
Eastern Independent .564 .507 .506 84 49 3 .629 13
Southern Independent .481 .350 .296 70 36 4 .655 14
Western Independent .455 .325 .353 97 73 9 .567 20

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