1933 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1933 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .568 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.908.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.02 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 Southern California .917 .948 .860 21.42 2.50 10 1 1 .875 PCC
2 Nebraska .889 .729 .725 15.33 2.11 8 1 0 .889 Big 6
3 Pittsburgh .884 .826 .584 16.33 1.44 8 1 0 .889 Eastern Independent
4 Princeton .870 .382 .290 24.11 0.89 9 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
5 Louisiana State .861 .658 .683 17.60 2.70 7 0 3 .850 SEC
6 Oregon .859 .706 .668 16.50 5.00 9 1 0 .900 PCC
7 Michigan .840 .812 .629 16.38 2.25 7 0 1 .938 Western
8 Alabama .836 .828 .636 14.44 1.89 7 1 1 .833 SEC
9 Centenary .826 .661 .608 15.08 2.08 8 0 4 .833 South/West Independent
10 Army .799 .754 .340 22.70 2.60 9 1 0 .900 Northeast Independent
11 Duke .799 .682 .473 18.10 4.20 9 1 0 .900 Southern
12 Tennessee .795 .880 .827 17.60 4.70 7 3 0 .700 SEC
13 Columbia .792 .649 .457 19.89 5.00 8 1 0 .889 Northeast Independent
14 Georgia .783 .666 .733 14.80 8.60 8 2 0 .800 SEC
15 Stanford .780 .716 .633 11.91 3.91 8 2 1 .773 PCC
16 Duquesne .765 .239 .294 18.73 3.00 10 1 0 .909 Eastern Independent
17 St. Mary's .764 .684 .797 16.10 7.30 6 3 1 .650 South/West Independent
18 Texas Tech .760 .447 .289 16.00 3.33 8 1 0 .889 Border
19 Kansas State .743 .546 .638 11.67 3.22 6 2 1 .722 Big 6
20 Texas Christian .739 .810 .494 17.33 4.08 9 2 1 .792 SWC
21 Ohio State .733 .693 .419 20.13 3.25 7 1 0 .875 Western
22 Tulane .731 .772 .676 16.00 6.80 6 3 1 .650 SEC
23 California .722 .697 .688 14.64 3.55 6 3 2 .636 PCC
24 Oregon State .717 .610 .639 8.80 4.80 6 2 2 .700 PCC
25 Purdue .715 .791 .492 13.63 4.63 6 1 1 .813 Western
26 Arkansas .714 .436 .618 19.36 5.55 7 3 1 .682 SWC
27 Iowa .707 .349 .669 16.38 7.00 5 3 0 .625 Western
28 Bucknell .699 .497 .392 22.56 6.33 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
29 Minnesota .697 .643 .546 8.00 4.00 4 0 4 .750 Western
30 Tulsa .690 .239 .442 13.29 2.71 6 1 0 .857 South/West Independent
31 Detroit Mercy .684 .680 .245 19.63 2.50 7 1 0 .875 Eastern Independent
32 Oklahoma State .682 .606 .435 14.67 6.33 6 2 1 .722 MVC
33 Colorado .681 .409 .286 20.33 5.67 7 2 0 .778 Rocky Mountain
34 Fordham .681 .679 .390 24.38 5.00 6 2 0 .750 Northeast Independent
35 Furman .678 .239 .347 13.11 3.33 6 1 2 .778 South/West Independent
36 Washington .670 .716 .743 9.78 9.00 5 4 0 .556 PCC
37 Mississippi .669 .464 .568 15.18 7.18 6 3 2 .636 SEC
38 Washington State .662 .774 .716 13.56 7.44 5 3 1 .611 PCC
39 Georgia Tech .661 .535 .787 11.70 6.30 5 5 0 .500 SEC
40 Santa Clara .658 .456 .364 11.22 4.44 6 2 1 .722 South/West Independent
41 Navy .652 .478 .745 10.00 9.56 5 4 0 .556 Eastern Independent
42 UCLA .649 .539 .704 11.18 5.64 6 4 1 .591 PCC
43 Illinois .648 .480 .595 9.63 4.00 5 3 0 .625 Western
44 Baylor .641 .486 .705 8.50 8.40 6 4 0 .600 SWC
45 Vanderbilt .640 .757 .762 12.60 10.70 4 3 3 .550 SEC
46 Texas A&M .639 .597 .529 16.00 8.90 6 3 1 .650 SWC
47 Villanova .639 .561 .222 23.40 5.40 7 2 1 .750 Eastern Independent
48 Colgate .637 .808 .205 23.63 1.50 6 1 1 .813 Northeast Independent
49 South Carolina .629 .552 .494 11.10 9.10 6 3 1 .650 Southern
50 Florida .625 .510 .510 12.67 5.89 5 3 1 .611 SEC
51 Oklahoma .620 .501 .730 9.11 7.78 4 4 1 .500 Big 6
52 Auburn .620 .660 .693 13.30 10.40 5 5 0 .500 SEC
53 Loyola Marymount .613 .239 .281 17.80 7.10 7 2 1 .750 South/West Independent
54 Mercer .593 .239 .485 13.89 7.33 4 3 2 .556 South/West Independent
55 Utah .587 .721 .526 16.13 9.75 5 3 0 .625 Rocky Mountain
56 Kansas .584 .544 .555 10.20 5.10 5 4 1 .550 Big 6
57 Davidson .580 .459 .273 12.11 7.78 6 2 1 .722 South/West Independent
58 Colorado State .577 .486 .303 11.14 3.71 5 1 1 .786 Rocky Mountain
59 Carnegie Tech .571 .583 .493 6.78 4.44 4 3 2 .556 Eastern Independent
60 Michigan State .567 .659 .457 9.13 6.13 4 2 2 .625 Eastern Independent
61 George Washington .563 .423 .380 13.89 5.67 5 3 1 .611 South/West Independent
62 Texas .561 .766 .742 10.18 9.45 4 5 2 .455 SWC
63 Denver .536 .418 .218 11.89 5.11 5 3 1 .611 Rocky Mountain
64 Southern Methodist .533 .630 .788 8.25 8.67 4 7 1 .375 SWC
65 Drake .528 .399 .228 10.50 7.40 6 3 1 .650 MVC
66 Temple .519 .581 .407 13.75 12.00 5 3 0 .625 Eastern Independent
67 Kentucky .514 .607 .603 9.10 11.60 5 5 0 .500 SEC
68 Virginia Tech .512 .647 .515 5.40 8.60 4 3 3 .550 Southern
69 Notre Dame .507 .854 .852 3.56 8.89 3 5 1 .389 Eastern Independent
70 North Carolina .505 .571 .606 7.89 10.00 4 5 0 .444 Southern
71 Arizona .504 .309 .233 14.13 4.38 5 3 0 .625 Border
72 Cornell .491 .601 .435 16.57 12.71 4 3 0 .571 Northeast Independent
73 St. Louis .489 .347 .050 14.33 8.56 6 3 0 .667 South/West Independent
74 William & Mary .482 .429 .326 9.82 8.00 6 5 0 .545 South/West Independent
75 Harvard .479 .541 .116 17.38 7.00 5 2 1 .688 Northeast Independent
76 Idaho .474 .422 .492 14.63 11.13 4 4 0 .500 PCC
77 Iowa State .473 .388 .671 8.11 13.33 3 5 1 .389 Big 6
78 Dartmouth .458 .555 .345 14.22 9.67 4 4 1 .500 Northeast Independent
79 Washington & Lee .458 .319 .407 5.40 7.80 4 4 2 .500 Southern
80 Chicago .454 .392 .389 14.75 7.00 3 3 2 .500 Western
81 Richmond .450 .351 .174 11.11 6.11 5 4 0 .556 South/West Independent
82 Mississippi State .448 .282 .715 6.90 14.90 3 6 1 .350 SEC
83 Syracuse .446 .558 .366 16.38 9.88 4 4 0 .500 Northeast Independent
84 Yale .443 .528 .511 8.00 12.50 4 4 0 .500 Northeast Independent
85 Wisconsin .429 .670 .679 6.75 9.88 2 5 1 .313 Western
86 Montana .428 .312 .481 13.00 12.14 3 4 0 .429 PCC
87 Brigham Young .427 .549 .174 9.00 7.44 5 4 0 .556 Rocky Mountain
88 Northern Arizona .423 .316 .064 9.83 6.33 5 1 0 .833 Border
89 West Virginia .418 .494 .494 7.91 13.18 3 5 3 .409 Eastern Independent
90 Utah State .416 .445 .279 14.38 7.63 4 4 0 .500 Rocky Mountain
91 Lafayette .408 .296 .364 13.78 14.22 3 5 1 .389 Eastern Independent
92 Marquette .407 .613 .445 7.75 10.25 3 4 1 .438 Eastern Independent
93 Rice .398 .619 .713 5.09 12.45 3 8 0 .273 SWC
94 Clemson .389 .411 .524 4.55 8.91 3 6 2 .364 Southern
95 Northwestern .387 .668 .708 3.13 5.25 1 5 2 .250 Western
96 Sewanee .382 .366 .527 8.33 18.33 3 6 0 .333 SEC
97 Virginia .366 .416 .479 8.30 14.90 2 6 2 .300 Southern
98 Citadel .366 .293 .275 8.56 7.89 3 5 1 .389 South/West Independent
99 Washington & Jefferson .362 .565 .664 4.70 12.20 2 7 1 .250 Eastern Independent
100 Creighton .359 .441 .294 7.50 10.00 3 4 1 .438 MVC
101 Gonzaga .353 .437 .566 4.44 10.67 2 6 1 .278 South/West Independent
102 Washington (Missouri) .350 .310 .220 12.89 13.78 4 5 0 .444 MVC
103 North Carolina State .348 .521 .530 2.56 6.89 1 5 3 .278 Southern
104 New York University .347 .612 .436 5.43 10.43 2 4 1 .357 Northeast Independent
105 Brown .345 .597 .394 8.50 14.50 3 5 0 .375 Northeast Independent
106 Penn State .345 .331 .176 16.71 9.43 3 3 1 .500 Eastern Independent
107 Northern Colorado .342 .328 .060 10.57 6.86 4 3 0 .571 Rocky Mountain
108 Maryland .342 .506 .451 10.70 14.90 3 7 0 .300 Southern
109 San Francisco .329 .274 .543 5.25 9.25 1 6 1 .188 South/West Independent
110 Virginia Military Institute .320 .324 .600 4.40 17.00 2 7 1 .250 Southern
111 New Mexico .303 .218 .110 11.50 13.50 3 4 1 .438 Border
112 Indiana .301 .437 .498 3.13 12.00 1 5 2 .250 Western
113 Pennsylvania .301 .601 .288 8.14 11.43 2 4 1 .357 Eastern Independent
114 Wofford .284 .239 .303 7.44 20.78 3 6 0 .333 South/West Independent
115 Wyoming .257 .323 .244 6.00 12.67 2 6 1 .278 Rocky Mountain
116 Wild Card U .244 .239 .578 4.70 21.57 42 188 12 .198  
117 Arizona State .244 .374 .118 9.13 15.63 3 5 0 .375 Border
118 Colorado College .240 .427 .276 4.88 16.00 2 5 1 .313 Rocky Mountain
119 Missouri .234 .335 .561 6.44 21.44 1 8 0 .111 Big 6
120 Montana State .216 .317 .274 5.43 24.43 2 5 0 .286 Rocky Mountain
121 New Mexico State .204 .339 .080 12.50 9.00 2 6 0 .250 Border
122 Butler .170 .217 .057 9.63 19.00 2 6 0 .250 MVC
123 Wake Forest .157 .453 .431 2.17 15.50 0 5 1 .083 South/West Independent
124 Georgetown .156 .363 .130 7.00 16.25 1 6 1 .188 South/West Independent
125 Colorado Mines .140 .152 .236 6.83 23.67 1 5 0 .167 Rocky Mountain
126 Grinnell .111 .403 .258 2.78 11.44 0 8 1 .056 MVC
127 Western State .031 .121 .129 2.60 14.40 0 5 0 .000 Rocky Mountain

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
PCC .688 .644 .662 62 28 8 .673 10
SEC .659 .614 .671 71 45 12 .602 13
SWC .604 .621 .656 39 32 6 .545 7
Western .591 .594 .563 41 26 13 .594 10
Big 6 .591 .507 .647 27 24 4 .527 6
Eastern Independent .565 .543 .436 85 52 14 .609 17
Northeast Independent .538 .626 .363 55 31 4 .633 11
South/West Independent .502 .379 .377 81 63 18 .556 18
Southern .467 .495 .508 38 47 14 .455 10
Border .406 .334 .149 26 20 1 .564 6
Rocky Mountain .371 .391 .250 42 46 4 .478 12
MVC .367 .396 .249 21 28 4 .434 6

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