1945 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1945 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .543 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.774.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.56 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 Army .937 .801 .665 45.78 5.11 9 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
2 Alabama .899 .462 .595 43.00 8.00 10 0 0 1.000 SEC
3 Indiana .878 .697 .610 27.90 5.60 9 0 1 .950 Western
4 Oklahoma State .876 .645 .612 31.67 8.44 9 0 0 1.000 MVC
5 Navy .871 .792 .823 24.44 7.22 7 1 1 .833 Eastern Independent
6 Georgia .829 .660 .734 28.55 9.09 9 2 0 .818 SEC
7 Tennessee .823 .489 .541 26.44 5.78 8 1 0 .889 SEC
8 Michigan .822 .841 .950 18.70 9.90 7 3 0 .700 Western
9 Louisiana State .789 .567 .654 27.22 10.22 7 2 0 .778 SEC
10 Texas .786 .723 .482 23.36 7.82 10 1 0 .909 SWC
11 Ohio State .770 .786 .621 21.56 7.89 7 2 0 .778 Western
12 Miami (Florida) .753 .252 .509 19.18 9.00 9 1 1 .864 South/West Independent
13 Notre Dame .749 .872 .652 25.50 12.20 7 2 1 .750 Eastern Independent
14 Tulsa .731 .735 .562 25.00 7.64 8 3 0 .727 MVC
15 Purdue .727 .663 .719 19.80 12.50 7 3 0 .700 Western
16 Duke .700 .767 .611 28.63 14.25 6 2 0 .750 Southern
17 Holy Cross .695 .575 .308 22.30 5.20 8 2 0 .800 Northeast Independent
18 St. Mary's .692 .251 .318 31.33 7.22 7 2 0 .778 South/West Independent
19 Pennsylvania .681 .664 .513 29.63 11.00 6 2 0 .750 Eastern Independent
20 Columbia .676 .288 .203 27.89 11.67 8 1 0 .889 Northeast Independent
21 Mississippi State .650 .413 .422 24.56 12.00 6 3 0 .667 SEC
22 Texas A&M .648 .670 .626 17.90 10.30 6 4 0 .600 SWC
23 Northwestern .644 .579 .824 14.11 16.44 4 4 1 .500 Western
24 Great Lakes Navy .640 .729 .539 22.10 12.90 6 3 1 .650 Eastern Independent
25 Wake Forest .636 .622 .662 18.11 17.78 5 3 1 .611 Southern
26 Clemson .635 .474 .469 21.10 7.30 6 3 1 .650 Southern
27 Temple .618 .372 .144 24.75 6.38 7 1 0 .875 Eastern Independent
28 Virginia .618 .534 .166 29.44 8.78 7 2 0 .778 South/West Independent
29 Washington State .609 .251 .302 17.44 7.78 6 2 1 .722 PCC
30 William & Mary .607 .389 .425 20.00 12.22 6 3 0 .667 Southern
31 Missouri .602 .570 .591 17.00 17.40 6 4 0 .600 Big 6
32 Maryland .600 .321 .269 24.33 11.67 6 2 1 .722 Southern
33 Southern California .593 .704 .441 18.64 13.64 7 4 0 .636 PCC
34 Washington .592 .397 .316 10.11 6.00 6 3 0 .667 PCC
35 New Mexico .590 .241 .183 26.00 7.63 6 1 1 .813 Border
36 Michigan State .582 .416 .540 13.33 14.22 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
37 Wisconsin .578 .507 .744 14.22 14.22 3 4 2 .444 Western
38 Marquette .577 .441 .528 23.80 15.60 5 4 1 .550 Eastern Independent
39 Southern Methodist .572 .477 .594 18.27 10.00 5 6 0 .455 SWC
40 Detroit Mercy .560 .251 .298 21.44 12.67 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
41 Texas Christian .559 .569 .722 9.10 15.60 5 5 0 .500 SWC
42 Georgia Tech .556 .751 .753 15.70 16.50 4 6 0 .400 SEC
43 North Carolina .552 .498 .580 11.30 14.90 5 5 0 .500 Southern
44 Oklahoma .548 .659 .557 16.90 13.80 5 5 0 .500 Big 6
45 Minnesota .548 .693 .654 19.67 17.22 4 5 0 .444 Western
46 Baylor .541 .251 .523 16.18 12.82 5 5 1 .500 SWC
47 Villanova .540 .428 .719 11.13 21.13 4 4 0 .500 Eastern Independent
48 Yale .532 .550 .223 17.78 11.33 6 3 0 .667 Northeast Independent
49 Tennessee-Chattanooga .520 .251 .420 19.13 16.13 5 3 0 .625 South/West Independent
50 Rice .520 .501 .546 11.82 13.91 5 6 0 .455 SWC
51 Penn State .507 .606 .337 21.63 11.13 5 3 0 .625 Eastern Independent
52 Drake .497 .416 .297 21.70 11.50 5 4 1 .550 MVC
53 Iowa State .491 .545 .360 19.50 12.13 4 3 1 .563 Big 6
54 Colorado .486 .583 .215 13.88 7.25 5 3 0 .625 Mountain States
55 UCLA .485 .467 .210 15.00 8.78 5 4 0 .556 PCC
56 Texas Tech .485 .466 .661 6.30 14.50 3 5 2 .400 Border
57 Auburn .483 .353 .407 17.20 12.90 5 5 0 .500 SEC
58 Virginia Military Institute .477 .282 .290 17.22 15.33 5 4 0 .556 Southern
59 Denver .476 .476 .442 20.10 18.20 4 5 1 .450 Mountain States
60 Illinois .475 .617 .794 10.33 11.56 2 6 1 .278 Western
61 South Carolina .470 .441 .566 12.56 21.33 2 4 3 .389 Southern
62 Cornell .468 .542 .264 18.78 18.44 5 4 0 .556 Northeast Independent
63 Mississippi .468 .305 .547 11.11 20.33 4 5 0 .444 SEC
64 Arkansas .468 .473 .729 11.20 22.20 3 7 0 .300 SWC
65 St. Louis .462 .251 .296 21.56 15.44 5 4 0 .556 MVC
66 Utah .459 .456 .402 18.25 20.63 4 4 0 .500 Mountain States
67 Oregon State .454 .251 .394 11.11 14.56 4 4 1 .500 PCC
68 North Carolina State .450 .524 .547 14.56 16.00 3 6 0 .333 Southern
69 Wichita State .448 .251 .140 20.70 14.20 6 4 0 .600 MVC
70 Kansas .445 .377 .419 13.90 17.50 4 5 1 .450 Big 6
71 California .444 .438 .382 9.30 10.70 4 5 1 .450 PCC
72 Nebraska .444 .360 .414 16.11 22.22 4 5 0 .444 Big 6
73 Merchant Marine .439 .251 .160 21.88 15.88 5 3 0 .625 Northeast Independent
74 Florida .428 .316 .313 15.50 10.00 4 5 1 .450 SEC
75 Pittsburgh .411 .533 .642 8.70 14.10 3 7 0 .300 Eastern Independent
76 Colorado College .410 .433 .185 16.00 11.88 4 3 1 .563 South/West Independent
77 Harvard .407 .251 .056 20.13 10.00 5 3 0 .625 Northeast Independent
78 Oregon .401 .251 .467 12.89 13.78 3 6 0 .333 PCC
79 Vanderbilt .399 .251 .567 7.89 23.89 3 6 0 .333 SEC
80 Tulane .398 .525 .620 10.33 23.56 2 6 1 .278 SEC
81 Brown .398 .463 .389 15.38 17.63 3 4 1 .438 Northeast Independent
82 Colgate .394 .441 .337 16.00 13.88 3 4 1 .438 Northeast Independent
83 Utah State .389 .278 .144 24.71 13.14 4 3 0 .571 Mountain States
84 Iowa .362 .416 .705 8.22 34.44 2 7 0 .222 Western
85 Kentucky .361 .353 .593 9.60 21.70 2 8 0 .200 SEC
86 Princeton .328 .251 .286 9.86 16.00 2 3 2 .429 Eastern Independent
87 Virginia Tech .301 .251 .482 9.75 18.75 2 6 0 .250 Southern
88 Boston College .300 .278 .242 11.29 24.43 3 4 0 .429 Northeast Independent
89 Dartmouth .292 .512 .569 5.00 14.88 1 6 1 .188 Northeast Independent
90 West Virginia .290 .495 .231 13.56 14.00 2 6 1 .278 Eastern Independent
91 West Texas A&M .274 .331 .322 14.38 16.88 2 6 0 .250 Border
92 Colorado State .253 .251 .201 11.13 22.38 2 5 1 .313 Mountain States
93 Wild Card U .252 .251 .414 7.86 28.21 30 116 2 .209  
94 Bucknell .245 .412 .301 9.71 27.71 2 5 0 .286 Eastern Independent
95 New York University .241 .217 .050 12.71 17.86 3 4 0 .429 Northeast Independent
96 Richmond .227 .360 .278 10.88 27.00 2 6 0 .250 Southern
97 Kansas State .211 .266 .399 8.88 33.50 1 7 0 .125 Big 6
98 Syracuse .209 .255 .343 5.43 15.14 1 6 0 .143 Northeast Independent
99 Lafayette .199 .251 .268 6.44 23.33 1 7 1 .167 Eastern Independent
100 Idaho .185 .251 .312 9.75 21.88 1 7 0 .125 PCC
101 Presbyterian .150 .262 .282 8.00 41.14 1 6 0 .143 South/West Independent
102 Coast Guard .141 .436 .341 3.88 26.13 0 7 1 .063 Northeast Independent

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Western .645 .644 .736 45 34 5 .565 9
MVC .603 .460 .381 33 15 1 .684 5
SEC .590 .454 .562 64 49 2 .565 12
SWC .585 .524 .603 39 34 1 .534 7
Eastern Independent .546 .520 .468 77 54 9 .582 16
South/West Independent .524 .330 .313 33 17 2 .654 6
Southern .514 .448 .471 48 44 6 .520 11
PCC .470 .376 .353 36 35 3 .507 8
Big 6 .457 .463 .457 24 29 2 .455 6
Border .449 .346 .389 11 12 3 .481 3
Mountain States .413 .409 .281 19 20 2 .488 5
Northeast Independent .399 .389 .268 51 51 4 .500 13

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