1905 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1905 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .597 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.928.

The average home field advantage for this year is 5.60 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 .985 .906 .784 22.70 0.40 10 0 0 1.000 Northeast Independent
2 Chicago .971 .800 .719 24.73 0.45 11 0 0 1.000 Western
3 Pennsylvania .871 .854 .570 19.92 2.54 12 0 1 .962 Eastern Independent
4 Michigan .843 .848 .426 38.08 0.15 12 1 0 .923 Western
5 Princeton .840 .872 .666 22.90 4.50 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
6 Dartmouth .834 .808 .689 15.00 3.40 7 1 2 .800 Northeast Independent
7 Swarthmore .817 .566 .635 22.25 2.75 7 1 0 .875 Eastern Independent
8 Minnesota .813 .842 .340 49.27 2.00 10 1 0 .909 Western
9 Navy .807 .594 .489 20.25 1.92 10 1 1 .875 Eastern Independent
10 Harvard .806 .832 .744 13.36 3.73 8 2 1 .773 Northeast Independent
11 Kansas .797 .595 .389 22.73 2.36 10 1 0 .909 Western Independent
12 Colorado .797 .582 .446 39.89 3.11 8 1 0 .889 Western Independent
13 Virginia Tech .796 .467 .355 30.50 2.40 9 1 0 .900 Southern Independent
14 Indiana .795 .479 .375 24.00 3.80 8 1 1 .850 Western
15 Wisconsin .762 .657 .517 22.60 2.80 8 2 0 .800 Western
16 Purdue .739 .569 .561 22.13 3.75 6 1 1 .813 Western
17 Lafayette .738 .663 .513 31.30 5.50 7 2 1 .750 Eastern Independent
18 Nebraska .725 .758 .437 28.73 7.55 9 2 0 .818 Western Independent
19 Penn State .716 .558 .512 17.73 3.09 8 3 0 .727 Eastern Independent
20 Iowa .714 .628 .439 30.90 8.60 8 2 0 .800 Western
21 Carlisle .713 .742 .535 25.29 3.93 10 4 0 .714 Eastern Independent
22 Brown .700 .602 .641 25.55 5.27 7 4 0 .636 Northeast Independent
23 Pittsburgh .698 .233 .273 33.75 3.00 10 2 0 .833 Eastern Independent
24 Wesleyan .694 .439 .548 18.70 9.80 7 2 1 .750 Northeast Independent
25 Vanderbilt .692 .683 .322 46.50 2.75 7 1 0 .875 Southern Independent
26 Cornell .665 .643 .579 17.30 5.90 6 4 0 .600 Northeast Independent
27 Northwestern .658 .645 .413 19.45 11.09 8 2 1 .773 Western
28 Syracuse .654 .233 .458 20.36 6.27 8 3 0 .727 Northeast Independent
29 Washington & Jefferson .643 .233 .354 22.75 4.58 9 3 0 .750 Eastern Independent
30 Holy Cross .639 .569 .564 13.22 8.22 6 3 0 .667 Northeast Independent
31 Oklahoma .632 .233 .298 25.44 6.11 7 2 0 .778 Western Independent
32 Army .630 .748 .792 11.56 6.67 4 4 1 .500 Northeast Independent
33 Washburn .612 .233 .424 13.70 8.30 7 3 0 .700 Western Independent
34 Colorado Mines .610 .400 .335 20.83 2.67 5 0 1 .917 Western Independent
35 Colorado College .601 .386 .246 11.13 0.75 5 1 2 .750 Western Independent
36 Colgate .592 .233 .501 24.11 9.22 5 4 0 .556 Northeast Independent
37 Amherst .588 .711 .636 11.00 4.67 3 1 2 .667 Northeast Independent
38 Iowa State .586 .606 .456 22.56 10.33 6 3 0 .667 Western Independent
39 Columbia .577 .698 .756 8.56 12.11 4 3 2 .556 Northeast Independent
40 Utah .561 .233 .266 32.50 9.25 6 2 0 .750 Western Independent
41 Georgia Tech .554 .419 .091 30.00 4.71 6 0 1 .929 Southern Independent
42 Grinnell .547 .319 .212 13.50 10.30 7 2 1 .750 Western Independent
43 Lawrence .538 .233 .459 18.00 12.67 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
44 Williams .537 .476 .548 11.09 8.45 6 5 0 .545 Northeast Independent
45 Tufts .536 .317 .500 9.75 7.88 5 3 0 .625 Northeast Independent
46 Notre Dame .536 .354 .472 34.67 8.89 5 4 0 .556 Eastern Independent
47 Wabash .534 .344 .675 18.56 8.67 4 5 0 .444 Eastern Independent
48 Vermont .528 .330 .432 10.27 9.36 6 4 1 .591 Northeast Independent
49 Texas A&M .519 .372 .050 20.00 9.22 7 2 0 .778 Western Independent
50 Washington (Missouri) .516 .364 .270 15.90 8.80 6 3 1 .650 Western Independent
51 Virginia .511 .604 .505 18.78 8.67 5 4 0 .556 Southern Independent
52 Illinois .503 .714 .564 9.33 15.11 5 4 0 .556 Western
53 Sewanee .502 .619 .448 19.43 16.43 4 2 1 .643 Southern Independent
54 Bucknell .488 .459 .599 12.00 18.20 5 5 0 .500 Eastern Independent
55 North Carolina .485 .546 .443 10.25 11.25 4 3 1 .563 Southern Independent
56 Alabama .475 .410 .226 17.80 11.30 6 4 0 .600 Southern Independent
57 Maine .461 .331 .442 9.00 8.50 4 3 1 .563 Northeast Independent
58 Missouri .457 .294 .344 10.44 8.78 5 4 0 .556 Western Independent
59 Texas .456 .517 .312 10.89 7.56 5 4 0 .556 Western Independent
60 Dickinson .452 .549 .517 13.22 10.67 4 5 0 .444 Eastern Independent
61 Lehigh .452 .446 .563 11.85 15.46 6 7 0 .462 Eastern Independent
62 Drake .420 .491 .422 18.88 17.63 4 4 0 .500 Western Independent
63 Bates .418 .337 .292 8.00 5.71 3 2 2 .571 Northeast Independent
64 Clemson .408 .463 .350 13.50 10.50 3 2 1 .583 Southern Independent
65 Bowdoin .383 .367 .403 4.56 8.67 4 5 0 .444 Northeast Independent
66 Tennessee .376 .380 .437 18.00 16.78 3 5 1 .389 Southern Independent
67 Beloit .369 .385 .505 12.50 17.00 3 6 1 .350 Eastern Independent
68 Texas Christian .368 .137 .241 9.63 8.13 4 4 0 .500 Western Independent
69 Haskell .362 .652 .395 7.44 15.33 3 5 1 .389 Western Independent
70 Villanova .358 .233 .632 7.00 18.50 3 7 0 .300 Eastern Independent
71 Denver .353 .293 .413 6.10 13.00 3 5 2 .400 Western Independent
72 Knox .353 .233 .360 8.27 14.09 4 6 1 .409 Eastern Independent
73 Cumberland .346 .233 .418 9.71 9.57 3 4 0 .429 Eastern Independent
74 Colorado State .345 .237 .411 9.57 13.57 3 4 0 .429 Western Independent
75 Massachusetts .326 .530 .540 4.70 12.50 3 7 0 .300 Northeast Independent
76 Wyoming .326 .233 .453 9.00 23.14 3 4 0 .429 Western Independent
77 New Hampshire .323 .197 .402 2.13 7.50 2 4 2 .375 Northeast Independent
78 Georgetown .251 .617 .610 2.44 25.67 2 7 0 .222 Southern Independent
79 Wild Card U .222 .233 .740 2.51 28.82 22 241 10 .099  
80 Coe .206 .233 .415 4.56 23.67 1 7 1 .167 Western Independent
81 Auburn .204 .462 .253 6.33 16.00 2 4 0 .333 Southern Independent
82 Baylor .148 .231 .342 2.86 22.71 1 6 0 .143 Western Independent
83 Georgia .109 .276 .235 4.33 31.33 1 5 0 .167 Southern Independent

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Western .755 .687 .484 76 14 3 .833 9
Northeast Independent .594 .515 .563 108 64 15 .618 20
Eastern Independent .593 .463 .513 123 70 6 .633 19
Western Independent .497 .382 .344 115 69 9 .619 22
Southern Independent .447 .495 .356 52 38 5 .574 12

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