1937 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1937 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .547 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.950.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.14 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 Pittsburgh .922 .855 .715 20.30 3.40 9 0 1 .950 Eastern Independent
2 California .894 .680 .577 19.45 3.00 10 0 1 .955 PCC
3 Santa Clara .879 .756 .364 18.11 1.00 9 0 0 1.000 South/West Independent
4 Villanova .871 .680 .451 20.56 0.78 8 0 1 .944 Eastern Independent
5 Alabama .865 .860 .620 22.50 3.30 9 1 0 .900 SEC
6 Louisiana State .839 .885 .656 21.27 3.00 9 2 0 .818 SEC
7 Fordham .835 .697 .526 22.75 2.00 7 0 1 .938 Northeast Independent
8 Auburn .831 .750 .890 11.55 3.27 6 2 3 .682 SEC
9 North Carolina .788 .780 .532 19.22 4.33 7 1 1 .833 Southern
10 Dartmouth .778 .676 .352 27.56 3.67 7 0 2 .889 Northeast Independent
11 Duke .770 .852 .646 22.80 5.60 7 2 1 .750 Southern
12 Tennessee .754 .764 .675 18.90 4.70 6 3 1 .650 SEC
13 Holy Cross .753 .478 .276 10.70 1.90 8 0 2 .900 Northeast Independent
14 Vanderbilt .751 .586 .543 13.44 4.67 7 2 0 .778 SEC
15 Notre Dame .749 .737 .711 8.56 5.44 6 2 1 .722 Eastern Independent
16 Nebraska .741 .746 .501 11.00 4.67 6 1 2 .778 Big 6
17 Colorado .740 .590 .279 29.11 6.00 8 1 0 .889 Rocky Mountain
18 Rice .740 .682 .950 10.64 8.55 6 3 2 .636 SWC
19 Arkansas .737 .740 .654 18.60 8.90 6 2 2 .700 SWC
20 Baylor .731 .655 .566 17.80 6.40 7 3 0 .700 SWC
21 Texas A&M .728 .670 .711 13.00 6.56 5 2 2 .667 SWC
22 Michigan State .722 .713 .481 11.70 4.20 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
23 Georgia Tech .721 .602 .649 17.70 5.40 6 3 1 .650 SEC
24 Washington .720 .719 .462 17.00 4.73 7 2 2 .727 PCC
25 West Virginia .709 .516 .270 18.30 3.90 8 1 1 .850 Eastern Independent
26 Tulsa .706 .582 .595 19.50 9.00 6 2 2 .700 MVC
27 Yale .699 .640 .428 17.13 4.50 6 1 1 .813 Northeast Independent
28 Army .694 .663 .477 19.56 8.00 7 2 0 .778 Northeast Independent
29 Georgia .689 .684 .641 13.73 5.82 6 3 2 .636 SEC
30 Oklahoma .682 .573 .521 10.89 4.33 5 2 2 .667 Big 6
31 Texas Christian .676 .861 .881 7.30 6.60 4 4 2 .500 SWC
32 Ohio State .670 .697 .391 15.63 2.88 6 2 0 .750 Western
33 Tulane .666 .708 .693 16.40 6.90 5 4 1 .550 SEC
34 Maryland .665 .562 .279 12.40 6.50 8 2 0 .800 Southern
35 Texas Tech .655 .561 .512 13.58 7.75 8 4 0 .667 Border
36 Arizona .655 .627 .309 19.40 8.80 8 2 0 .800 Border
37 Minnesota .651 .782 .384 23.00 6.25 6 2 0 .750 Western
38 Manhattan .646 .448 .595 8.60 8.40 6 3 1 .650 Northeast Independent
39 Drake .638 .464 .172 23.50 7.30 8 2 0 .800 MVC
40 Stanford .636 .672 .705 7.56 5.89 4 3 2 .556 PCC
41 Montana .631 .485 .180 17.88 3.50 7 1 0 .875 PCC
42 Detroit Mercy .630 .677 .275 25.30 4.20 7 3 0 .700 Eastern Independent
43 Harvard .619 .413 .434 19.75 5.75 5 2 1 .688 Northeast Independent
44 Cornell .608 .363 .493 18.25 10.25 5 2 1 .688 Northeast Independent
45 New Mexico State .606 .504 .178 14.22 6.67 7 2 0 .778 Border
46 Southern California .597 .631 .660 13.60 9.80 4 4 2 .500 PCC
47 Oregon State .586 .531 .613 7.67 6.67 3 3 3 .500 PCC
48 Duquesne .582 .718 .421 15.10 5.20 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
49 Centenary .578 .663 .441 12.25 7.33 6 3 3 .625 South/West Independent
50 Temple .576 .672 .623 4.22 6.56 3 2 4 .556 Eastern Independent
51 North Carolina State .566 .459 .529 10.11 10.22 5 3 1 .611 Southern
52 Penn State .566 .424 .437 17.88 14.25 5 3 0 .625 Eastern Independent
53 St. Mary's .566 .730 .521 7.89 5.56 4 3 2 .556 South/West Independent
54 Texas-El Paso .566 .299 .053 21.50 9.10 7 1 2 .800 Border
55 Brigham Young .557 .419 .208 18.22 4.56 6 3 0 .667 Rocky Mountain
56 Clemson .555 .584 .585 14.22 7.11 4 4 1 .500 Southern
57 Mississippi State .547 .666 .556 11.90 11.70 5 4 1 .550 SEC
58 Indiana .546 .536 .375 9.00 4.00 5 3 0 .625 Western
59 Carnegie Tech .542 .457 .775 6.13 9.63 2 5 1 .313 Eastern Independent
60 Washington State .541 .640 .640 4.00 7.44 3 3 3 .500 PCC
61 Southern Methodist .536 .737 .625 8.45 7.27 5 6 0 .455 SWC
62 Mississippi .531 .656 .603 12.70 10.60 4 5 1 .450 SEC
63 Syracuse .527 .377 .289 16.50 7.13 5 2 1 .688 Northeast Independent
64 Citadel .527 .394 .246 18.09 10.82 7 4 0 .636 Southern
65 St. Louis .527 .433 .050 14.00 6.20 7 2 1 .750 MVC
66 Denver .526 .577 .157 13.56 6.78 6 3 0 .667 Rocky Mountain
67 Navy .525 .644 .433 16.67 8.22 4 4 1 .500 Eastern Independent
68 Purdue .518 .604 .471 10.38 8.63 4 3 1 .563 Western
69 Utah .514 .616 .263 16.63 6.50 5 3 0 .625 Rocky Mountain
70 Florida .510 .468 .688 7.82 8.09 4 7 0 .364 SEC
71 New York University .504 .535 .315 17.11 9.44 5 4 0 .556 Northeast Independent
72 Texas .498 .616 .870 6.67 11.44 2 6 1 .278 SWC
73 Furman .495 .638 .226 18.22 5.33 4 3 2 .556 Southern
74 Virginia Military Institute .495 .406 .362 13.40 9.40 5 5 0 .500 Southern
75 Idaho .493 .364 .495 4.38 6.63 4 3 1 .563 PCC
76 South Carolina .485 .466 .467 16.00 13.83 5 6 1 .458 Southern
77 Northwestern .480 .603 .489 8.50 5.00 4 4 0 .500 Western
78 Wisconsin .470 .368 .320 12.88 7.63 4 3 1 .563 Western
79 Kentucky .470 .635 .658 9.30 13.00 4 6 0 .400 SEC
80 Oregon .469 .506 .638 11.40 15.80 4 6 0 .400 PCC
81 Kansas .465 .401 .425 8.00 8.22 3 4 2 .444 Big 6
82 Virginia Tech .460 .453 .398 11.70 11.60 5 5 0 .500 Southern
83 Boston College .459 .253 .318 12.11 7.56 4 4 1 .500 Northeast Independent
84 George Washington .452 .667 .502 13.00 13.13 3 4 1 .438 South/West Independent
85 Colgate .452 .643 .516 11.13 10.75 3 5 0 .375 Northeast Independent
86 Brown .450 .279 .393 8.11 13.22 5 4 0 .556 Northeast Independent
87 Illinois .444 .477 .327 7.38 5.63 3 3 2 .500 Western
88 UCLA .442 .673 .638 10.33 14.78 2 6 1 .278 PCC
89 San Francisco .434 .529 .463 4.80 8.50 4 5 1 .450 South/West Independent
90 Missouri .430 .515 .581 4.20 6.40 3 6 1 .350 Big 6
91 Loyola Marymount .427 .575 .535 9.82 10.91 4 7 0 .364 South/West Independent
92 New Mexico .427 .367 .390 7.67 10.33 4 4 1 .500 Border
93 Princeton .424 .645 .384 12.00 15.75 4 4 0 .500 Eastern Independent
94 Bucknell .424 .551 .342 9.25 8.75 3 3 2 .500 Eastern Independent
95 Columbia .422 .550 .510 11.33 11.11 2 5 2 .333 Northeast Independent
96 Richmond .420 .393 .222 7.80 10.30 5 4 1 .550 Southern
97 Western State .419 .132 .170 11.88 12.13 5 3 0 .625 Rocky Mountain
98 Georgetown .414 .551 .444 8.75 8.88 2 4 2 .375 South/West Independent
99 Northern Arizona .406 .305 .191 14.80 10.80 5 5 0 .500 Border
100 Kansas State .406 .569 .332 8.44 9.33 4 5 0 .444 Big 6
101 Michigan .401 .372 .396 6.75 13.75 4 4 0 .500 Western
102 Washington & Lee .399 .432 .439 7.33 15.00 4 5 0 .444 Southern
103 Washington (Missouri) .397 .467 .389 10.40 14.90 4 6 0 .400 MVC
104 Colorado College .389 .339 .125 7.33 10.67 5 4 0 .556 Rocky Mountain
105 Miami (Florida) .384 .434 .157 13.11 7.44 4 4 1 .500 South/West Independent
106 Marquette .375 .710 .513 5.33 13.78 3 6 0 .333 Eastern Independent
107 Oklahoma State .371 .311 .369 10.10 14.10 4 6 0 .400 MVC
108 William & Mary .366 .259 .189 14.33 11.44 4 5 0 .444 Southern
109 Pennsylvania .353 .566 .479 9.38 16.13 2 5 1 .313 Eastern Independent
110 Iowa State .343 .436 .471 5.56 17.89 3 6 0 .333 Big 6
111 Montana State .343 .275 .202 21.38 13.13 3 4 1 .438 Rocky Mountain
112 Wake Forest .334 .487 .519 7.56 24.44 3 6 0 .333 Southern
113 Gonzaga .308 .511 .451 4.40 13.80 2 6 2 .300 South/West Independent
114 Utah State .298 .670 .362 5.88 19.00 2 4 2 .375 Rocky Mountain
115 Sewanee .293 .216 .549 8.67 23.67 2 7 0 .222 SEC
116 Wyoming .286 .336 .149 10.75 11.50 3 5 0 .375 Rocky Mountain
117 Davidson .279 .550 .499 5.60 14.20 2 8 0 .200 Southern
118 Virginia .261 .302 .422 5.78 18.78 2 7 0 .222 Southern
119 Creighton .225 .388 .259 5.00 15.67 2 7 0 .222 MVC
120 Iowa .224 .493 .520 4.50 15.00 1 7 0 .125 Western
121 Northern Colorado .223 .389 .241 10.38 15.13 2 6 0 .250 Rocky Mountain
122 Wild Card U .217 .253 .505 4.69 24.51 28 172 9 .156  
123 Colorado Mines .186 .190 .223 4.43 20.57 2 5 0 .286 Rocky Mountain
124 Chicago .179 .342 .368 6.43 20.43 1 6 0 .143 Western
125 Colorado State .142 .470 .376 0.75 22.75 1 7 0 .125 Rocky Mountain
126 Arizona State .117 .345 .273 3.56 15.56 0 8 1 .056 Border
127 Washburn .039 .252 .129 3.80 20.90 0 10 0 .000 MVC

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SWC .664 .709 .751 35 26 9 .564 7
SEC .651 .652 .648 73 49 10 .591 13
Northeast Independent .603 .501 .423 75 34 13 .668 14
PCC .601 .590 .561 48 31 15 .590 10
Eastern Independent .598 .638 .487 78 44 13 .626 15
Big 6 .511 .540 .472 24 24 7 .500 6
South/West Independent .493 .602 .431 38 36 12 .512 9
Southern .492 .501 .410 77 70 8 .523 16
Border .490 .430 .272 39 26 4 .594 7
Western .458 .527 .404 38 37 4 .506 10
MVC .415 .414 .280 31 35 3 .471 7
Rocky Mountain .385 .417 .230 48 48 3 .500 12

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