1983 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1983 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .550 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.658.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.68 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 Auburn .915 .688 .950 25.92 15.50 11 1 0 .917 SEC
2 Nebraska .894 .884 .651 50.31 16.69 12 1 0 .923 Big 8
3 Miami (Florida) .884 .732 .716 26.08 11.33 11 1 0 .917 Southern Independent
4 Texas .866 .785 .548 24.08 9.50 11 1 0 .917 SWC
5 Florida .862 .704 .838 25.33 13.00 9 2 1 .792 SEC
6 Georgia .858 .848 .771 22.83 13.17 10 1 1 .875 SEC
7 Brigham Young .832 .765 .547 42.08 20.58 11 1 0 .917 WAC
8 Michigan .779 .769 .634 29.58 13.33 9 3 0 .750 Big Ten
9 Illinois .778 .593 .567 28.92 17.75 10 2 0 .833 Big Ten
10 West Virginia .767 .721 .677 26.83 15.75 9 3 0 .750 Eastern Independent
11 Clemson .767 .804 .514 30.73 18.18 9 1 1 .864 ACC
12 Iowa .759 .619 .617 31.67 15.75 9 3 0 .750 Big Ten
13 Pittsburgh .754 .860 .679 24.00 13.75 8 3 1 .708 Eastern Independent
14 Alabama .754 .807 .727 30.50 19.08 8 4 0 .667 SEC
15 Ohio State .753 .748 .568 34.17 17.17 9 3 0 .750 Big Ten
16 Tennessee .743 .616 .581 23.50 13.75 9 3 0 .750 SEC
17 Maryland .725 .720 .721 26.33 21.08 8 4 0 .667 ACC
18 Northern Illinois .723 .394 .436 26.17 16.92 10 2 0 .833 MAC
19 Southern Methodist .721 .791 .340 22.83 11.42 10 2 0 .833 SWC
20 East Carolina .721 .545 .570 24.64 16.27 8 3 0 .727 Southern Independent
21 Florida State .718 .770 .801 31.75 26.00 7 5 0 .583 Southern Independent
22 Boston College .717 .637 .492 29.25 15.83 9 3 0 .750 Eastern Independent
23 Air Force .708 .519 .360 30.58 18.42 10 2 0 .833 WAC
24 UCLA .704 .800 .777 25.75 22.08 7 4 1 .625 Pac 10
25 Virginia Tech .702 .566 .296 27.36 8.27 9 2 0 .818 Southern Independent
26 Oklahoma State .701 .542 .576 22.58 13.50 8 4 0 .667 Big 8
27 Penn State .699 .900 .801 24.62 24.00 8 4 1 .654 Eastern Independent
28 Missouri .698 .650 .746 24.33 16.83 7 5 0 .583 Big 8
29 Southern Illinois .695 .467 .058 31.64 12.71 13 1 0 .929 MVC
30 Oklahoma .692 .777 .641 26.00 18.50 8 4 0 .667 Big 8
31 Notre Dame .663 .722 .604 26.33 14.75 7 5 0 .583 Eastern Independent
32 Central Michigan .661 .555 .375 23.36 12.55 8 3 0 .727 MAC
33 North Carolina .658 .786 .523 28.08 18.00 8 4 0 .667 ACC
34 Wisconsin .656 .588 .585 32.64 22.00 7 4 0 .636 Big Ten
35 Toledo .654 .512 .264 25.27 14.27 9 2 0 .818 MAC
36 Washington .648 .791 .458 23.75 14.83 8 4 0 .667 Pac 10
37 Southern Mississippi .637 .681 .479 21.36 11.64 7 4 0 .636 Southern Independent
38 Arizona .635 .629 .385 31.18 17.09 7 3 1 .682 Pac 10
39 Bowling Green State .627 .512 .450 25.18 22.00 8 3 0 .727 MAC
40 Baylor .625 .574 .486 28.25 22.17 7 4 1 .625 SWC
41 Kentucky .620 .388 .722 19.00 19.75 6 5 1 .542 SEC
42 Washington State .612 .512 .503 21.55 19.18 7 4 0 .636 Pac 10
43 Memphis .596 .285 .515 24.91 18.64 6 4 1 .591 Southern Independent
44 Arizona State .577 .781 .383 29.09 18.18 6 4 1 .591 Pac 10
45 Syracuse .563 .485 .591 16.18 18.18 6 5 0 .545 Eastern Independent
46 Indiana State .562 .434 .200 22.38 16.08 9 4 0 .692 MVC
47 Tulsa .555 .669 .168 27.00 16.82 8 3 0 .727 MVC
48 Wyoming .551 .546 .439 27.58 27.25 7 5 0 .583 WAC
49 Nevada-Las Vegas .550 .472 .289 23.18 17.45 7 4 0 .636 PCAA
50 Long Beach State .537 .487 .206 21.75 15.67 8 4 0 .667 PCAA
51 Mississippi .529 .508 .668 14.92 22.00 6 6 0 .500 SEC
52 Arkansas .522 .756 .436 18.55 15.64 6 5 0 .545 SWC
53 South Carolina .512 .561 .572 21.00 21.55 5 6 0 .455 Southern Independent
54 Louisiana State .507 .653 .635 22.82 23.00 4 7 0 .364 SEC
55 Fullerton State .503 .321 .404 16.58 20.92 7 5 0 .583 PCAA
56 Texas A&M .501 .551 .416 19.82 15.82 5 5 1 .500 SWC
57 Cincinnati .496 .515 .575 18.91 21.27 4 6 1 .409 Eastern Independent
58 Virginia .496 .369 .432 22.91 25.45 6 5 0 .545 ACC
59 Mississippi State .488 .637 .826 17.82 25.36 3 8 0 .273 SEC
60 New Mexico .486 .617 .406 19.92 19.42 6 6 0 .500 WAC
61 Utah State .485 .488 .486 17.55 19.45 5 6 0 .455 PCAA
62 Utah .484 .577 .494 26.91 26.27 5 6 0 .455 WAC
63 Southern California .483 .820 .573 19.09 21.64 4 6 1 .409 Pac 10
64 California .482 .571 .401 22.00 20.64 5 5 1 .500 Pac 10
65 Kansas .478 .469 .552 26.91 29.09 4 6 1 .409 Big 8
66 Temple .477 .536 .690 15.45 21.91 4 7 0 .364 Eastern Independent
67 Hawaii .474 .603 .356 22.82 21.45 5 5 1 .500 WAC
68 Fresno State .470 .567 .267 22.00 19.45 6 5 0 .545 PCAA
69 Western Michigan .469 .562 .371 16.27 18.91 6 5 0 .545 MAC
70 Illinois State .463 .230 .113 27.55 20.55 6 4 1 .591 MVC
71 Ball State .461 .417 .374 22.45 27.45 6 5 0 .545 MAC
72 Michigan State .457 .478 .595 14.73 21.18 4 6 1 .409 Big Ten
73 Tulane .456 .515 .586 17.45 21.91 4 7 0 .364 Southern Independent
74 Georgia Tech .443 .476 .705 20.18 28.45 3 8 0 .273 ACC
75 Purdue .437 .516 .682 22.82 33.27 3 7 1 .318 Big Ten
76 San Jose State .434 .635 .333 23.27 23.00 5 6 0 .455 PCAA
77 Vanderbilt .432 .550 .808 16.64 24.91 2 9 0 .182 SEC
78 Colorado .430 .395 .559 22.91 31.09 4 7 0 .364 Big 8
79 Wake Forest .429 .458 .418 23.36 25.55 4 7 0 .364 ACC
80 William & Mary .420 .321 .248 23.55 29.09 6 5 0 .545 Southern Independent
81 Miami (Ohio) .419 .565 .478 13.82 17.18 4 7 0 .364 MAC
82 Iowa State .418 .529 .564 22.55 35.00 4 7 0 .364 Big 8
83 Duke .413 .560 .643 22.36 31.82 3 8 0 .273 ACC
84 Colorado State .406 .425 .471 18.50 28.33 5 7 0 .417 WAC
85 Oregon .403 .450 .435 13.82 20.36 4 6 1 .409 Pac 10
86 Houston .393 .632 .492 20.45 26.73 4 7 0 .364 SWC
87 North Carolina State .392 .584 .496 21.45 22.36 3 8 0 .273 ACC
88 Texas Tech .385 .481 .511 14.55 23.00 3 7 1 .318 SWC
89 Kansas State .378 .495 .619 16.91 31.18 3 8 0 .273 Big 8
90 Ohio .365 .426 .444 14.82 24.55 4 7 0 .364 MAC
91 Indiana .360 .491 .575 18.27 32.73 3 8 0 .273 Big Ten
92 Navy .354 .596 .503 18.36 24.73 3 8 0 .273 Eastern Independent
93 Rutgers .349 .520 .479 17.73 23.45 3 8 0 .273 Eastern Independent
94 Louisville .346 .458 .643 14.27 31.91 3 8 0 .273 Southern Independent
95 San Diego State .335 .583 .580 18.42 29.33 2 9 1 .208 WAC
96 Louisiana-Lafayette .333 .427 .211 19.40 21.20 4 6 0 .400 Southern Independent
97 Texas Christian .313 .412 .445 15.82 22.91 1 8 2 .182 SWC
98 New Mexico State .309 .319 .110 19.18 26.55 5 6 0 .455 MVC
99 Wichita State .301 .503 .283 23.36 31.00 3 8 0 .273 MVC
100 Wild Card U .286 .321 .340 16.61 25.76 32 81 1 .285  
101 Pacific .276 .351 .348 17.58 28.92 3 9 0 .250 PCAA
102 Oregon State .275 .305 .459 15.55 30.18 2 8 1 .227 Pac 10
103 Northwestern .266 .287 .656 9.18 36.18 2 9 0 .182 Big Ten
104 Stanford .266 .629 .568 14.45 26.64 1 10 0 .091 Pac 10
105 Texas-El Paso .256 .280 .417 17.50 29.92 2 10 0 .167 WAC
106 Richmond .247 .258 .267 15.36 26.09 3 8 0 .273 Southern Independent
107 Minnesota .237 .459 .629 16.45 47.09 1 10 0 .091 Big Ten
108 Kent .228 .229 .441 14.27 23.64 1 10 0 .091 MAC
109 Army .218 .369 .335 12.73 27.64 2 9 0 .182 Eastern Independent
110 Eastern Michigan .183 .173 .376 11.27 25.09 1 10 0 .091 MAC
111 Rice .166 .341 .418 9.55 30.27 1 10 0 .091 SWC
112 Drake .106 .452 .154 12.36 30.64 1 10 0 .091 MVC
113 West Texas A&M .082 .414 .085 14.73 27.00 0 10 1 .045 MVC

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SEC .671 .640 .753 68 46 3 .594 10
Big 8 .586 .593 .614 50 42 1 .543 8
Eastern Independent .551 .624 .584 63 61 3 .508 11
Big Ten .548 .555 .611 57 55 2 .509 10
Southern Independent .548 .510 .492 73 59 1 .553 12
ACC .540 .595 .556 44 45 1 .494 8
Pac 10 .508 .629 .494 51 54 7 .487 10
WAC .504 .546 .452 53 51 2 .509 9
SWC .499 .591 .455 48 49 5 .495 9
MAC .479 .435 .401 57 54 0 .514 10
PCAA .465 .474 .333 41 39 0 .513 7
MVC .384 .436 .146 45 46 2 .495 8

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