1930 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1930 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .563 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.305.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.52 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 Notre Dame .985 .880 .950 26.50 7.40 10 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
2 Alabama .978 .737 .711 27.10 1.30 10 0 0 1.000 Southern
3 Tennessee .895 .848 .570 20.90 3.10 9 1 0 .900 Southern
4 Army .862 .688 .273 24.36 2.00 9 1 1 .864 Northeast Independent
5 Washington State .859 .697 .598 21.80 5.60 9 1 0 .900 PCC
6 Texas .840 .737 .526 17.90 2.00 8 1 1 .850 SWC
7 Colgate .834 .739 .398 38.30 2.70 9 1 0 .900 Northeast Independent
8 Southern California .833 .877 .629 38.20 6.60 8 2 0 .800 PCC
9 Michigan .824 .637 .398 12.33 2.56 8 0 1 .944 Western
10 Vanderbilt .824 .770 .468 22.50 4.50 8 2 0 .800 Southern
11 Northwestern .821 .666 .647 22.75 4.50 7 1 0 .875 Western
12 Fordham .816 .544 .391 23.89 3.22 8 1 0 .889 Northeast Independent
13 Southern Methodist .809 .738 .656 18.70 8.60 6 3 1 .650 SWC
14 Pittsburgh .803 .787 .641 20.67 7.67 6 2 1 .722 Eastern Independent
15 Marquette .796 .459 .210 17.22 0.78 8 0 1 .944 Eastern Independent
16 Tulane .779 .721 .329 29.22 3.33 8 1 0 .889 Southern
17 Utah .775 .651 .219 42.50 2.50 8 0 0 1.000 Rocky Mountain
18 Stanford .769 .765 .380 22.91 6.27 9 1 1 .864 PCC
19 Carnegie Tech .762 .706 .528 30.56 8.56 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
20 Georgia .758 .704 .647 18.50 7.10 7 2 1 .750 Southern
21 Duke .754 .454 .440 13.36 4.36 8 1 2 .818 Southern
22 St. Mary's .752 .254 .231 18.67 3.44 8 1 0 .889 South/West Independent
23 Texas Christian .747 .748 .359 24.83 4.08 9 2 1 .792 SWC
24 Dartmouth .747 .673 .338 33.44 4.78 7 1 1 .833 Northeast Independent
25 Centenary .742 .254 .289 12.70 3.30 8 1 1 .850 South/West Independent
26 Wisconsin .717 .645 .433 25.22 4.44 6 2 1 .722 Western
27 Purdue .716 .726 .498 18.75 5.13 6 2 0 .750 Western
28 Oregon State .710 .652 .468 20.80 6.00 7 3 0 .700 PCC
29 Oregon .706 .629 .351 14.56 3.89 7 2 0 .778 PCC
30 Baylor .704 .605 .628 20.50 8.00 6 3 1 .650 SWC
31 New York University .699 .643 .423 20.10 4.00 7 3 0 .700 Northeast Independent
32 Ohio State .696 .603 .639 17.38 6.00 5 2 1 .688 Western
33 Florida .680 .743 .487 19.90 6.00 6 3 1 .650 Southern
34 Michigan State .664 .450 .335 18.88 4.00 5 1 2 .750 Eastern Independent
35 Detroit Mercy .662 .696 .456 20.80 3.50 5 3 2 .600 Eastern Independent
36 Yale .659 .636 .427 21.78 6.44 5 2 2 .667 Northeast Independent
37 North Carolina .658 .735 .624 15.30 10.30 5 3 2 .600 Southern
38 Clemson .657 .608 .253 23.90 8.20 8 2 0 .800 Southern
39 Drake .641 .621 .522 18.44 13.33 5 4 0 .556 MVC
40 Temple .630 .254 .354 22.10 11.00 7 3 0 .700 Eastern Independent
41 Oklahoma State .628 .397 .176 12.40 4.00 7 2 1 .750 MVC
42 Pennsylvania .614 .703 .457 25.00 16.11 5 4 0 .556 Eastern Independent
43 Bucknell .612 .254 .351 18.11 6.56 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
44 Rice .608 .287 .378 11.25 7.58 8 4 0 .667 SWC
45 Washington & Jefferson .607 .558 .292 18.22 7.22 6 2 1 .722 Eastern Independent
46 Kansas .603 .431 .284 18.00 6.25 6 2 0 .750 Big 6
47 Navy .598 .709 .621 13.45 10.64 6 5 0 .545 Eastern Independent
48 Colorado .598 .515 .269 15.00 8.50 6 1 1 .813 Rocky Mountain
49 Kentucky .592 .658 .462 25.88 6.88 5 3 0 .625 Southern
50 Syracuse .590 .611 .327 23.00 8.78 5 2 2 .667 Northeast Independent
51 Louisiana State .589 .607 .324 29.60 7.20 6 4 0 .600 Southern
52 Washington .588 .574 .520 20.22 7.44 5 4 0 .556 PCC
53 Nebraska .585 .708 .454 13.22 6.78 4 3 2 .556 Big 6
54 Cornell .583 .534 .186 34.13 7.88 6 2 0 .750 Northeast Independent
55 Wake Forest .540 .400 .301 13.89 8.56 5 3 1 .611 South/West Independent
56 Brown .535 .532 .233 13.50 7.80 6 3 1 .650 Northeast Independent
57 Maryland .528 .552 .294 20.75 12.33 7 5 0 .583 Southern
58 Iowa .528 .643 .601 11.00 9.25 4 4 0 .500 Western
59 Montana State .527 .465 .247 19.44 13.67 6 3 0 .667 Rocky Mountain
60 West Virginia .522 .603 .570 11.10 10.30 5 5 0 .500 Eastern Independent
61 Oklahoma .515 .492 .421 12.50 7.13 4 3 1 .563 Big 6
62 Davidson .514 .444 .241 11.80 5.70 6 4 0 .600 South/West Independent
63 Virginia Tech .513 .609 .366 13.56 14.44 5 3 1 .611 Southern
64 Harvard .508 .588 .356 14.00 6.56 4 4 1 .500 Northeast Independent
65 Minnesota .508 .723 .606 15.75 10.13 3 4 1 .438 Western
66 South Carolina .506 .551 .269 10.80 12.30 6 4 0 .600 Southern
67 Brigham Young .487 .378 .170 16.27 14.55 5 2 4 .636 Rocky Mountain
68 Villanova .486 .254 .427 8.60 8.10 5 5 0 .500 Eastern Independent
69 Denver .484 .468 .335 15.56 16.44 5 4 0 .556 Rocky Mountain
70 Kansas State .472 .432 .278 11.38 8.25 5 3 0 .625 Big 6
71 Columbia .471 .491 .360 15.67 15.33 5 4 0 .556 Northeast Independent
72 Penn State .462 .558 .421 15.78 12.33 3 4 2 .444 Eastern Independent
73 Washington (Missouri) .459 .359 .178 11.00 5.88 4 2 2 .625 MVC
74 Regis .454 .235 .050 17.67 13.44 6 3 0 .667 South/West Independent
75 Montana .444 .413 .340 15.25 21.88 5 3 0 .625 PCC
76 Grinnell .442 .450 .294 9.89 10.78 5 4 0 .556 MVC
77 Illinois .436 .754 .591 9.75 12.13 3 5 0 .375 Western
78 Georgetown .434 .659 .322 13.80 10.70 5 5 0 .500 South/West Independent
79 California .423 .746 .531 9.67 18.89 4 5 0 .444 PCC
80 Mississippi .415 .486 .518 14.22 15.56 3 5 1 .389 Southern
81 Texas A&M .405 .675 .748 7.33 11.11 2 7 0 .222 SWC
82 Georgia Tech .397 .738 .780 8.78 20.56 2 6 1 .278 Southern
83 Virginia .390 .540 .448 14.40 21.50 4 6 0 .400 Southern
84 Arkansas .388 .699 .535 8.67 17.11 3 6 0 .333 SWC
85 Indiana .385 .477 .813 3.50 15.13 2 5 1 .313 Western
86 UCLA .375 .389 .564 9.63 15.63 3 5 0 .375 PCC
87 Colorado State .364 .545 .366 7.44 11.56 3 5 1 .389 Rocky Mountain
88 Idaho .357 .466 .342 14.00 16.00 4 7 0 .364 PCC
89 Sewanee .355 .383 .468 7.10 13.30 3 6 1 .350 Southern
90 Auburn .351 .326 .480 10.10 13.50 3 7 0 .300 Southern
91 Missouri .345 .632 .514 4.56 14.67 2 5 2 .333 Big 6
92 Washington & Lee .342 .478 .356 10.20 14.90 3 6 1 .350 Southern
93 Utah State .333 .466 .412 8.11 22.78 3 5 1 .389 Rocky Mountain
94 Wyoming .312 .226 .396 10.75 20.13 2 5 1 .313 Rocky Mountain
95 Colorado College .304 .476 .222 10.63 11.13 2 4 2 .375 Rocky Mountain
96 Chicago .286 .509 .413 3.67 14.33 2 5 2 .333 Western
97 Northern Colorado .286 .319 .105 6.86 10.43 2 2 3 .500 Rocky Mountain
98 Virginia Military Institute .268 .666 .303 3.33 13.56 3 6 0 .333 Southern
99 North Carolina State .249 .383 .468 5.40 12.50 2 8 0 .200 Southern
100 Wild Card U .221 .254 .688 3.78 28.94 31 224 11 .137  
101 Princeton .213 .508 .267 6.57 10.43 1 5 1 .214 Eastern Independent
102 Gonzaga .207 .254 .385 6.11 19.22 1 7 1 .167 South/West Independent
103 Iowa State .199 .352 .508 7.11 14.89 0 9 0 .000 Big 6
104 Creighton .195 .324 .459 5.00 18.38 1 7 0 .125 MVC
105 Mississippi State .178 .348 .183 5.22 18.89 2 7 0 .222 Southern
106 Colorado Mines .145 .221 .220 5.83 13.17 1 5 0 .167 Rocky Mountain
107 Western State .031 .148 .159 2.33 23.67 0 6 0 .000 Rocky Mountain

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Northeast Independent .664 .607 .337 71 24 8 .728 11
SWC .643 .641 .547 42 26 4 .611 7
Eastern Independent .628 .558 .459 84 45 10 .640 15
PCC .607 .621 .472 61 33 1 .647 10
Western .592 .638 .564 46 30 7 .596 10
Southern .550 .593 .446 123 91 11 .571 23
South/West Independent .521 .357 .260 39 24 3 .614 7
MVC .473 .430 .326 22 19 3 .534 5
Big 6 .453 .508 .410 21 25 5 .461 6
Rocky Mountain .387 .406 .260 43 42 13 .505 12

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