1919 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1919 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .517 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.386.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.16 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 Texas A&M .851 .752 .184 27.50 0.00 10 0 0 1.000 SWC
2 Auburn .840 .549 .668 14.67 3.67 8 1 0 .889 South/West Independent
3 Alabama .838 .268 .563 31.11 2.44 8 1 0 .889 South/West Independent
4 Washington & Lee .815 .451 .467 20.33 3.00 8 1 0 .889 Mid-Atlantic Independent
5 Georgia Tech .809 .814 .871 25.70 3.30 7 3 0 .700 South/West Independent
6 Penn State .808 .506 .564 21.63 4.13 7 1 0 .875 Eastern Independent
7 Centre .806 .268 .281 53.89 2.56 9 0 0 1.000 South/West Independent
8 Harvard .797 .297 .356 22.90 1.90 9 0 1 .950 Northeast Independent
9 Pittsburgh .766 .808 .842 13.22 7.33 6 2 1 .722 Eastern Independent
10 West Virginia .759 .268 .541 32.60 4.70 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
11 Notre Dame .757 .776 .258 25.44 5.22 9 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
12 Mississippi State .747 .548 .664 19.75 4.25 6 2 0 .750 South/West Independent
13 Syracuse .736 .766 .730 11.18 3.73 8 3 0 .727 Northeast Independent
14 Navy .733 .688 .331 37.25 2.25 7 1 0 .875 Mid-Atlantic Independent
15 Rice .709 .469 .285 21.11 6.67 8 1 0 .889 SWC
16 Vanderbilt .705 .629 .670 13.75 8.50 5 1 2 .750 South/West Independent
17 Pennsylvania .704 .584 .520 31.44 4.44 6 2 1 .722 Eastern Independent
18 Dartmouth .701 .530 .444 17.63 6.63 6 1 1 .813 Northeast Independent
19 Illinois .697 .713 .592 13.00 6.86 6 1 0 .857 Western
20 Clemson .695 .639 .680 15.20 5.50 6 2 2 .700 Mid-Atlantic Independent
21 North Carolina State .695 .424 .424 39.00 8.33 7 2 0 .778 Mid-Atlantic Independent
22 Washington & Jefferson .690 .598 .402 15.63 1.75 6 2 0 .750 Eastern Independent
23 Missouri .680 .268 .499 11.38 5.25 5 1 2 .750 MVIAA
24 Louisiana State .679 .268 .498 20.13 4.38 6 2 0 .750 South/West Independent
25 Ohio State .678 .651 .313 25.14 1.71 6 1 0 .857 Western
26 Colgate .673 .268 .463 15.86 3.86 5 1 1 .786 Northeast Independent
27 Georgetown .671 .268 .508 24.40 7.90 7 3 0 .700 Mid-Atlantic Independent
28 Tulane .671 .268 .500 24.89 6.11 6 2 1 .722 South/West Independent
29 Georgia .661 .268 .698 9.44 3.00 4 2 3 .611 South/West Independent
30 Iowa .643 .558 .555 12.86 6.29 5 2 0 .714 Western
31 Yale .633 .268 .487 18.50 4.38 5 3 0 .625 Northeast Independent
32 Nebraska .630 .639 .843 7.00 7.50 3 3 2 .500 South/West Independent
33 Furman .628 .335 .458 16.44 15.67 6 2 1 .722 Mid-Atlantic Independent
34 Iowa State .627 .355 .437 9.13 2.50 5 2 1 .688 MVIAA
35 Virginia Military Institute .622 .357 .377 15.13 5.63 6 2 0 .750 Mid-Atlantic Independent
36 Lafayette .618 .338 .303 21.75 5.00 6 2 0 .750 Eastern Independent
37 Lehigh .614 .563 .376 21.33 5.67 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
38 Army .611 .268 .375 15.56 4.22 6 3 0 .667 Northeast Independent
39 Oklahoma .607 .784 .448 27.50 6.30 5 2 3 .650 SWC
40 Texas .606 .761 .461 20.11 7.00 6 3 0 .667 SWC
41 Minnesota .598 .655 .545 18.57 6.43 4 2 1 .643 Western
42 North Carolina .598 .268 .622 7.25 11.75 4 3 1 .563 Mid-Atlantic Independent
43 Chicago .598 .387 .401 29.29 3.71 5 2 0 .714 Western
44 Colorado State .597 .260 .064 27.25 7.13 7 1 0 .875 Rocky Mountain
45 Princeton .591 .268 .604 13.43 7.71 4 2 1 .643 Eastern Independent
46 Rutgers .589 .644 .532 14.38 9.88 5 3 0 .625 Eastern Independent
47 Wisconsin .580 .565 .443 13.00 5.86 5 2 0 .714 Western
48 Boston College .571 .268 .513 9.75 7.75 5 3 0 .625 Northeast Independent
49 Washington .561 .289 .234 33.67 5.17 5 1 0 .833 PCC
50 Virginia Tech .561 .717 .499 20.67 5.78 5 4 0 .556 Mid-Atlantic Independent
51 Oregon .560 .514 .351 14.71 5.71 5 2 0 .714 PCC
52 Washington State .555 .268 .263 22.29 4.71 5 2 0 .714 PCC
53 Baylor .552 .406 .426 16.22 8.11 5 3 1 .611 SWC
54 Kansas .546 .561 .414 10.63 4.38 3 2 3 .563 MVIAA
55 Davidson .536 .579 .810 9.55 11.00 4 6 1 .409 Mid-Atlantic Independent
56 California .526 .469 .151 16.33 7.11 6 2 1 .722 PCC
57 Bucknell .526 .268 .472 14.20 6.20 5 4 1 .550 Eastern Independent
58 Utah .524 .268 .177 21.57 8.86 5 2 0 .714 Rocky Mountain
59 Brown .521 .526 .503 7.40 6.10 5 4 1 .550 Northeast Independent
60 Indiana .517 .408 .608 10.00 9.14 3 4 0 .429 Western
61 Utah State .505 .268 .180 33.43 6.29 5 2 0 .714 Rocky Mountain
62 Presbyterian .501 .498 .326 12.00 5.56 4 3 2 .556 Mid-Atlantic Independent
63 Mississippi .494 .246 .522 13.13 16.00 4 4 0 .500 South/West Independent
64 Southern Methodist .491 .387 .332 16.20 8.60 5 4 1 .550 SWC
65 Washington (Missouri) .491 .590 .140 18.14 4.29 5 2 0 .714 MVIAA
66 Florida .486 .268 .180 21.75 5.75 5 3 0 .625 South/West Independent
67 Tennessee .484 .268 .460 11.44 6.89 3 3 3 .500 South/West Independent
68 Maryland .476 .440 .297 10.22 8.22 5 4 0 .556 Mid-Atlantic Independent
69 Virginia .465 .268 .704 4.33 14.89 2 5 2 .333 Mid-Atlantic Independent
70 Sewanee .457 .498 .640 9.00 14.67 3 6 0 .333 South/West Independent
71 Kentucky .455 .425 .560 3.88 17.00 3 4 1 .438 South/West Independent
72 Spring Hill .449 .268 .449 5.71 7.86 3 3 1 .500 South/West Independent
73 Kansas State .442 .579 .390 8.40 10.90 4 5 1 .450 MVIAA
74 Citadel .440 .299 .381 9.56 13.33 4 4 1 .500 Mid-Atlantic Independent
75 Michigan .427 .765 .452 13.29 14.57 3 4 0 .429 Western
76 Oregon State .425 .360 .190 15.89 7.11 4 4 1 .500 PCC
77 Samford .424 .268 .444 13.40 14.90 3 5 2 .400 South/West Independent
78 Wofford .416 .238 .177 12.67 4.50 3 2 1 .583 Mid-Atlantic Independent
79 Cornell .407 .268 .559 4.25 11.88 3 5 0 .375 Northeast Independent
80 Colorado College .406 .405 .058 21.71 12.43 4 2 1 .643 Rocky Mountain
81 Drake .406 .345 .229 9.71 6.57 4 3 0 .571 MVIAA
82 Oklahoma State .401 .554 .203 15.75 11.75 3 3 2 .500 SWC
83 Arkansas .401 .473 .419 7.86 23.43 3 4 0 .429 SWC
84 Southwestern (Texas) .386 .425 .492 5.63 13.38 3 5 0 .375 South/West Independent
85 Purdue .384 .423 .456 10.14 14.86 2 4 1 .357 Western
86 Wake Forest .383 .306 .614 14.75 18.00 2 6 0 .250 Mid-Atlantic Independent
87 Mississippi College .383 .268 .383 11.22 17.44 3 5 1 .389 South/West Independent
88 Stanford .379 .155 .069 18.57 6.57 4 3 0 .571 PCC
89 Northwestern .351 .512 .483 7.00 15.86 2 5 0 .286 Western
90 South Carolina .308 .358 .608 2.78 11.67 1 7 1 .167 Mid-Atlantic Independent
91 Oglethorpe .301 .268 .231 13.25 11.00 2 5 1 .313 South/West Independent
92 Colorado .299 .409 .203 14.50 16.00 2 3 1 .417 Rocky Mountain
93 Wyoming .270 .268 .119 8.50 14.38 3 5 0 .375 Rocky Mountain
94 Erskine .262 .268 .312 8.14 21.71 2 5 0 .286 Mid-Atlantic Independent
95 Wild Card U .256 .268 .579 3.65 29.22 27 214 15 .135  
96 Texas Christian .238 .600 .276 3.50 13.88 2 6 0 .250 South/West Independent
97 Grinnell .194 .268 .193 4.50 10.67 1 4 1 .250 MVIAA
98 Newberry .193 .268 .109 2.00 16.86 1 4 2 .286 Mid-Atlantic Independent
99 Denver .147 .544 .050 3.29 27.29 1 5 1 .214 Rocky Mountain
100 Colorado Mines .141 .569 .100 2.50 14.83 0 4 2 .167 Rocky Mountain

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Eastern Independent .675 .511 .492 68 23 4 .737 11
Northeast Independent .628 .385 .492 52 23 4 .684 9
SWC .577 .573 .345 45 20 7 .674 8
South/West Independent .569 .397 .519 96 66 17 .584 21
Western .547 .564 .485 41 27 2 .600 10
Mid-Atlantic Independent .526 .404 .458 84 66 14 .555 19
PCC .501 .342 .210 29 14 2 .667 6
MVIAA .484 .424 .329 27 19 8 .574 7
Rocky Mountain .361 .374 .119 27 24 5 .527 8

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