1942 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1942 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .539 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.922.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.36 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 Georgia .878 .722 .642 31.33 6.33 11 1 0 .917 SEC
2 Ohio State .832 .639 .611 33.70 11.40 9 1 0 .900 Western
3 Georgia Tech .831 .532 .743 19.91 7.91 9 2 0 .818 SEC
4 Notre Dame .831 .790 .934 16.73 9.00 7 2 2 .727 Eastern Independent
5 Tulsa .828 .668 .415 39.45 4.18 10 1 0 .909 MVC
6 Wisconsin .826 .434 .729 14.90 6.80 8 1 1 .850 Western
7 Tennessee .808 .818 .551 23.55 5.55 9 1 1 .864 SEC
8 Georgia Pre-Flight .808 .222 .790 20.33 11.67 7 1 1 .833 South/West Independent
9 Texas .805 .807 .599 22.18 4.45 9 2 0 .818 SWC
10 North Carolina Pre-Flight .795 .222 .637 14.73 3.91 8 2 1 .773 South/West Independent
11 Mississippi State .794 .815 .645 20.00 7.70 8 2 0 .800 SEC
12 Great Lakes Navy .792 .222 .746 18.50 4.58 8 3 1 .708 Eastern Independent
13 Alabama .792 .799 .749 22.36 8.82 8 3 0 .727 SEC
14 Michigan .773 .727 .798 22.10 13.40 7 3 0 .700 Western
15 Boston College .771 .720 .562 28.20 11.10 8 2 0 .800 Northeast Independent
16 Rice .760 .657 .648 17.70 7.40 7 2 1 .750 SWC
17 Louisiana State .754 .664 .769 19.20 11.70 7 3 0 .700 SEC
18 William & Mary .751 .625 .358 22.27 5.00 9 1 1 .864 Southern
19 Santa Clara .741 .755 .645 11.22 5.78 7 2 0 .778 South/West Independent
20 Iowa Pre-Flight .726 .222 .720 21.10 12.10 7 3 0 .700 South/West Independent
21 Hardin-Simmons .710 .572 .260 23.09 6.45 9 1 1 .864 Border
22 Missouri .703 .730 .551 24.00 8.92 8 3 1 .708 Big 6
23 Texas Christian .697 .703 .632 12.90 8.20 7 3 0 .700 SWC
24 Indiana .692 .454 .436 25.60 7.90 7 3 0 .700 Western
25 Marquette .680 .494 .460 21.44 10.00 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
26 UCLA .680 .555 .681 15.82 8.91 7 4 0 .636 PCC
27 Duke .677 .853 .726 21.10 9.80 5 4 1 .550 Southern
28 Jacksonville NAS .673 .222 .373 19.33 6.33 9 3 0 .750 South/West Independent
29 Fordham .673 .769 .792 11.44 17.22 5 3 1 .611 Northeast Independent
30 Auburn .668 .636 .766 15.82 12.09 6 4 1 .591 SEC
31 Illinois .662 .361 .640 22.70 12.60 6 4 0 .600 Western
32 Baylor .661 .617 .790 13.45 10.55 6 4 1 .591 SWC
33 Oklahoma State .654 .553 .555 23.50 11.60 6 3 1 .650 MVC
34 St. Mary's Pre-Flight .654 .222 .459 17.91 8.36 7 3 1 .682 South/West Independent
35 Stanford .653 .713 .695 20.40 12.10 6 4 0 .600 PCC
36 Colorado .651 .486 .325 27.89 8.11 7 2 0 .778 Mountain States
37 Colgate .641 .543 .472 19.11 11.56 6 2 1 .722 Northeast Independent
38 Wake Forest .640 .600 .493 14.89 7.33 6 2 1 .722 Southern
39 St. Mary's .639 .559 .462 13.50 4.60 6 3 1 .650 South/West Independent
40 Minnesota .638 .792 .700 16.89 10.11 5 4 0 .556 Western
41 Iowa .634 .462 .615 14.70 13.50 6 4 0 .600 Western
42 Washington State .630 .641 .402 15.70 9.50 6 2 2 .700 PCC
43 North Carolina .621 .563 .503 16.56 11.33 5 2 2 .667 Southern
44 Duquesne .619 .750 .374 14.30 5.80 6 3 1 .650 Eastern Independent
45 Texas A&M .614 .862 .727 13.00 7.90 4 5 1 .450 SWC
46 Miami (Florida) .613 .524 .277 21.67 6.67 7 2 0 .778 South/West Independent
47 Vanderbilt .600 .616 .465 23.20 11.30 6 4 0 .600 SEC
48 Southern California .596 .594 .672 16.73 11.64 5 5 1 .500 PCC
49 Tulane .593 .717 .900 13.44 17.11 4 5 0 .444 SEC
50 Utah .591 .657 .428 17.22 9.33 6 3 0 .667 Mountain States
51 Virginia Tech .588 .502 .258 16.10 11.40 7 2 1 .750 Southern
52 Texas Tech .587 .713 .716 11.10 8.70 4 5 1 .450 Border
53 Army .584 .501 .435 16.56 8.22 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
54 Pennsylvania .583 .632 .445 18.67 8.00 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
55 Penn State .583 .629 .367 11.38 8.75 6 1 1 .813 Eastern Independent
56 Holy Cross .571 .559 .441 21.00 9.90 5 4 1 .550 Northeast Independent
57 Michigan State .568 .580 .527 13.33 11.00 4 3 2 .556 Eastern Independent
58 Washington .567 .703 .451 11.30 6.00 4 3 3 .550 PCC
59 Syracuse .563 .521 .321 16.89 6.78 6 3 0 .667 Northeast Independent
60 Navy .557 .714 .577 9.11 6.44 5 4 0 .556 Eastern Independent
61 California .549 .598 .573 9.80 10.70 5 5 0 .500 PCC
62 Arizona .544 .589 .347 18.90 13.90 6 4 0 .600 Border
63 West Virginia .544 .440 .472 13.22 10.11 5 4 0 .556 Eastern Independent
64 Georgetown .541 .663 .503 10.22 12.78 5 3 1 .611 South/West Independent
65 Denver .535 .515 .226 18.20 9.80 6 3 1 .650 Mountain States
66 Dartmouth .532 .545 .427 21.44 15.00 5 4 0 .556 Northeast Independent
67 San Francisco .523 .477 .258 22.10 10.60 6 4 0 .600 South/West Independent
68 Maryland .522 .305 .088 22.00 13.78 7 2 0 .778 Southern
69 Utah State .522 .218 .239 20.10 13.70 6 3 1 .650 Mountain States
70 North Carolina State .516 .457 .586 7.00 14.20 4 4 2 .500 Southern
71 Oklahoma .505 .710 .587 13.50 7.80 3 5 2 .400 Big 6
72 West Texas A&M .504 .412 .086 14.44 12.44 7 2 0 .778 Border
73 Detroit Mercy .493 .681 .362 10.22 7.33 5 4 0 .556 Eastern Independent
74 Oregon State .492 .763 .528 15.70 14.20 4 5 1 .450 PCC
75 Kentucky .492 .556 .664 15.50 15.40 3 6 1 .350 SEC
76 Creighton .491 .498 .314 18.89 14.11 5 4 0 .556 MVC
77 Southern Methodist .486 .717 .593 11.45 12.09 3 6 2 .364 SWC
78 Northwestern .484 .655 .950 9.60 20.90 1 9 0 .100 Western
79 Yale .469 .278 .270 14.50 10.38 5 3 0 .625 Northeast Independent
80 Florida .454 .530 .709 10.60 18.50 3 7 0 .300 SEC
81 Loyola Marymount .453 .417 .229 13.60 10.30 5 4 1 .550 South/West Independent
82 Pittsburgh .449 .566 .644 10.00 21.11 3 6 0 .333 Eastern Independent
83 Furman .443 .453 .607 8.67 17.44 3 6 0 .333 Southern
84 St. Louis .441 .418 .535 12.22 23.89 4 5 0 .444 MVC
85 Arkansas .431 .566 .718 8.90 22.80 3 7 0 .300 SWC
86 Washington (Missouri) .426 .381 .362 12.00 18.90 5 5 0 .500 MVC
87 Colorado State .426 .379 .331 13.86 14.14 4 3 0 .571 Mountain States
88 Clemson .425 .728 .514 10.00 13.80 3 6 1 .350 Southern
89 Villanova .423 .593 .312 14.50 8.25 4 4 0 .500 Eastern Independent
90 Cornell .420 .642 .498 10.56 16.44 3 5 1 .389 Northeast Independent
91 Mississippi .408 .757 .645 14.67 18.11 2 7 0 .222 SEC
92 Virginia Military Institute .396 .556 .402 12.33 14.44 3 5 1 .389 Southern
93 Texas-El Paso .394 .430 .111 18.00 12.33 5 4 0 .556 Border
94 Citadel .394 .374 .061 19.29 9.14 5 2 0 .714 Southern
95 Princeton .376 .408 .318 12.11 15.00 3 5 1 .389 Eastern Independent
96 New Mexico .373 .490 .192 12.18 9.00 4 5 2 .455 Border
97 Harvard .373 .528 .605 5.78 13.67 2 6 1 .278 Northeast Independent
98 Brown .366 .444 .271 12.00 14.25 4 4 0 .500 Northeast Independent
99 Temple .365 .591 .523 4.80 13.50 2 5 3 .350 Eastern Independent
100 Columbia .358 .503 .351 19.33 21.44 3 6 0 .333 Northeast Independent
101 Nebraska .352 .622 .557 5.50 15.80 3 7 0 .300 Big 6
102 Iowa State .348 .390 .386 10.44 19.67 3 6 0 .333 Big 6
103 Oregon .346 .610 .571 8.38 17.25 2 6 0 .250 PCC
104 Wyoming .345 .194 .325 13.25 14.38 3 5 0 .375 Mountain States
105 South Carolina .340 .484 .665 5.11 14.44 1 7 1 .167 Southern
106 Manhattan .319 .470 .538 7.88 18.50 2 6 0 .250 Northeast Independent
107 George Washington .312 .335 .380 6.89 16.56 3 6 0 .333 Southern
108 Davidson .309 .311 .476 7.56 18.56 2 6 1 .278 Southern
109 Purdue .306 .436 .856 3.00 19.89 1 8 0 .111 Western
110 Drake .296 .401 .305 11.50 22.50 3 7 0 .300 MVC
111 Idaho .292 .371 .326 9.60 20.90 3 7 0 .300 PCC
112 Kansas .290 .337 .547 7.70 24.80 2 8 0 .200 Big 6
113 Richmond .286 .383 .182 8.10 10.50 3 6 1 .350 Southern
114 Virginia .281 .577 .260 13.67 20.11 2 6 1 .278 South/West Independent
115 Kansas State .275 .392 .432 7.18 30.36 3 8 0 .273 Big 6
116 Brigham Young .242 .458 .273 7.86 19.00 2 5 0 .286 Mountain States
117 Wild Card U .226 .222 .534 6.04 26.72 24 139 3 .154  
118 Arizona State .169 .449 .226 5.30 25.60 2 8 0 .200 Border
119 Washington & Lee .169 .299 .268 9.67 27.44 1 8 0 .111 Southern
120 Montana .101 .487 .374 4.38 29.88 0 8 0 .000 PCC
121 Northern Arizona .078 .258 .050 3.00 15.50 1 5 0 .167 Border
122 New Mexico State .071 .271 .074 3.67 24.78 1 8 0 .111 Border

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SEC .673 .680 .687 76 45 3 .625 12
Western .650 .551 .704 50 37 1 .574 9
SWC .636 .704 .672 39 29 5 .568 7
South/West Independent .620 .424 .468 76 36 7 .668 12
Eastern Independent .563 .573 .500 76 52 12 .586 15
MVC .523 .486 .414 33 25 1 .568 6
Northeast Independent .505 .543 .462 54 48 5 .528 12
PCC .491 .604 .527 42 49 7 .464 10
Mountain States .473 .415 .307 34 24 2 .583 7
Southern .462 .489 .410 67 69 13 .493 16
Big 6 .412 .530 .510 22 37 3 .379 6
Border .381 .465 .229 39 42 4 .482 9

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