1904 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1904 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .518 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.573.

The average home field advantage for this year is 1.62 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 Pennsylvania .968 .741 .712 18.50 0.33 12 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
2 Yale .903 .909 .699 20.00 1.82 10 1 0 .909 Northeast Independent
3 Minnesota .888 .795 .393 55.77 0.92 13 0 0 1.000 Western
4 Chicago .870 .730 .773 32.00 4.40 8 1 1 .850 Western
5 Michigan .855 .842 .329 56.70 2.20 10 0 0 1.000 Western
6 Dartmouth .842 .773 .643 17.88 1.63 7 0 1 .938 Northeast Independent
7 Harvard .842 .822 .934 11.90 2.80 7 2 1 .750 Northeast Independent
8 Princeton .840 .905 .803 18.10 3.40 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
9 Amherst .821 .600 .490 17.90 2.70 9 1 0 .900 Northeast Independent
10 Vanderbilt .815 .551 .128 52.67 0.44 9 0 0 1.000 Southern Independent
11 Army .806 .689 .693 15.11 3.00 7 2 0 .778 Northeast Independent
12 Illinois .804 .624 .667 19.33 3.50 9 2 1 .792 Western
13 Haskell .795 .509 .480 24.56 5.56 8 1 0 .889 Western Independent
14 Carlisle .778 .707 .560 28.92 3.67 10 2 0 .833 Eastern Independent
15 Navy .757 .431 .703 14.90 3.80 7 2 1 .750 Eastern Independent
16 Swarthmore .739 .394 .508 20.78 3.11 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
17 Nebraska .725 .792 .488 28.25 4.33 9 3 0 .750 Western Independent
18 Lafayette .714 .612 .411 25.10 3.30 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
19 Northwestern .711 .578 .425 31.20 5.50 8 2 0 .800 Western
20 Kansas .711 .480 .294 17.90 3.80 8 1 1 .850 Western Independent
21 Georgetown .707 .527 .332 24.13 1.75 7 1 0 .875 Southern Independent
22 Columbia .695 .701 .671 12.00 6.80 7 3 0 .700 Northeast Independent
23 Sewanee .689 .549 .366 22.50 4.63 7 1 0 .875 Southern Independent
24 Iowa State .669 .543 .329 27.56 5.33 7 2 0 .778 Western Independent
25 Purdue .666 .473 .411 14.67 5.50 9 3 0 .750 Western
26 Virginia .662 .546 .628 8.67 6.00 6 3 0 .667 Southern Independent
27 Wisconsin .652 .663 .632 33.13 9.25 5 3 0 .625 Western
28 Georgia Tech .641 .197 .107 28.70 3.40 8 1 1 .850 Southern Independent
29 Iowa .638 .618 .636 22.82 9.91 7 4 0 .636 Western
30 Brown .637 .567 .724 16.45 4.64 6 5 0 .545 Northeast Independent
31 Colorado .632 .532 .295 20.78 6.44 6 2 1 .722 Western Independent
32 Cornell .624 .662 .420 22.60 9.20 7 3 0 .700 Northeast Independent
33 Dickinson .620 .477 .395 18.25 4.42 8 3 1 .708 Eastern Independent
34 Auburn .619 .304 .200 19.50 1.83 6 0 0 1.000 Southern Independent
35 Penn State .602 .514 .510 19.50 7.20 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
36 North Carolina .597 .494 .308 18.89 3.78 5 2 2 .667 Southern Independent
37 Massachusetts .565 .494 .410 12.13 6.25 5 2 1 .688 Northeast Independent
38 Texas .563 .471 .302 27.38 11.00 6 2 0 .750 Western Independent
39 Indiana .542 .417 .504 8.40 11.60 6 4 0 .600 Western
40 Alabama .523 .298 .146 10.00 6.20 7 3 0 .700 Southern Independent
41 Drake .518 .464 .458 23.67 18.33 5 4 0 .556 Western Independent
42 Bowdoin .517 .218 .464 15.67 9.33 5 4 0 .556 Northeast Independent
43 Holy Cross .516 .621 .818 7.22 15.00 2 5 2 .333 Northeast Independent
44 Ohio State .510 .218 .434 19.91 11.18 6 5 0 .545 Eastern Independent
45 Virginia Tech .506 .428 .325 15.13 3.38 5 3 0 .625 Southern Independent
46 North Carolina State .502 .218 .360 14.83 1.83 3 1 2 .667 Southern Independent
47 Notre Dame .491 .218 .376 11.75 15.88 5 3 0 .625 Eastern Independent
48 Clemson .482 .443 .522 7.14 6.43 3 3 1 .500 Southern Independent
49 Tulane .477 .218 .210 8.29 3.43 5 2 0 .714 Southern Independent
50 Wabash .469 .218 .411 14.88 5.63 4 4 0 .500 Eastern Independent
51 Bates .456 .218 .320 5.88 6.50 4 3 1 .563 Northeast Independent
52 Colorado College .447 .326 .050 8.50 8.90 6 3 1 .650 Western Independent
53 Maine .444 .218 .353 7.75 7.88 4 4 0 .500 Northeast Independent
54 Williams .439 .514 .688 11.36 10.27 3 7 1 .318 Northeast Independent
55 Bucknell .435 .483 .421 12.83 7.67 3 3 0 .500 Eastern Independent
56 Colorado Mines .425 .374 .121 18.20 5.20 4 0 1 .900 Western Independent
57 Beloit .408 .362 .253 14.64 10.64 5 5 1 .500 Eastern Independent
58 Wesleyan .405 .474 .705 10.00 17.50 3 7 0 .300 Northeast Independent
59 Texas A&M .399 .346 .143 17.33 8.50 4 2 0 .667 Western Independent
60 Washington (Missouri) .394 .335 .540 7.55 14.36 4 7 0 .364 Western Independent
61 Tennessee .390 .371 .446 5.00 8.56 3 5 1 .389 Southern Independent
62 Mississippi .371 .218 .208 26.43 15.14 4 3 0 .571 Southern Independent
63 Virginia Military Institute .368 .218 .346 9.11 9.11 3 5 1 .389 Southern Independent
64 Missouri .310 .277 .378 5.56 14.44 3 6 0 .333 Western Independent
65 Colby .298 .218 .438 5.00 18.86 2 4 1 .357 Northeast Independent
66 Lehigh .294 .599 .731 5.78 26.22 1 8 0 .111 Eastern Independent
67 Louisiana State .281 .218 .148 5.43 5.43 3 4 0 .429 Southern Independent
68 Mississippi State .252 .218 .300 14.43 18.00 2 5 0 .286 Southern Independent
69 Wild Card U .249 .218 .618 3.49 26.45 37 192 9 .174  
70 Tufts .238 .396 .431 5.69 16.62 2 10 1 .192 Northeast Independent
71 Georgia .237 .315 .343 11.50 11.33 1 5 0 .167 Southern Independent
72 Denver .234 .352 .251 6.29 15.00 2 5 0 .286 Western Independent
73 Grinnell .233 .405 .558 2.00 48.13 1 6 1 .188 Western Independent
74 Vermont .226 .434 .329 3.38 23.38 1 5 2 .250 Northeast Independent
75 Nashville .222 .218 .420 4.33 21.00 1 7 1 .167 Southern Independent
76 Tennessee Medical .218 .218 .299 4.33 36.33 2 4 0 .333 Southern Independent
77 Baylor .183 .280 .060 4.25 13.25 2 5 1 .313 Western Independent
78 New Hampshire .176 .218 .131 3.14 10.00 2 5 0 .286 Northeast Independent
79 Franklin & Marshall .144 .218 .595 1.10 30.30 0 10 0 .000 Eastern Independent
80 Texas Christian .125 .148 .130 0.83 15.00 1 4 1 .250 Western Independent
81 Colorado State .095 .380 .262 1.20 25.00 0 4 1 .100 Western Independent
82 Florida .065 .218 .373 0.00 45.00 0 5 0 .000 Southern Independent

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Western .736 .638 .530 75 19 2 .792 9
Eastern Independent .585 .473 .522 89 56 3 .611 15
Northeast Independent .550 .513 .545 93 73 11 .556 19
Southern Independent .458 .333 .310 90 63 9 .583 21
Western Independent .439 .413 .302 76 57 8 .567 17

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