1984 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1984 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .531 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.292.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.08 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 Brigham Young .860 .799 .524 35.08 14.08 13 0 0 1.000 WAC
2 Washington .837 .719 .587 29.33 12.08 11 1 0 .917 Pac 10
3 Florida .835 .783 .726 31.00 15.45 9 1 1 .864 SEC
4 Nebraska .830 .889 .624 32.25 9.58 10 2 0 .833 Big 8
5 Oklahoma State .786 .622 .609 26.00 12.33 10 2 0 .833 Big 8
6 Boston College .785 .677 .675 37.42 24.67 10 2 0 .833 Eastern Independent
7 Oklahoma .784 .734 .652 25.50 13.67 9 2 1 .792 Big 8
8 Southern Methodist .772 .756 .610 27.33 16.50 10 2 0 .833 SWC
9 Maryland .747 .723 .726 31.67 23.33 9 3 0 .750 ACC
10 Southern California .744 .652 .730 18.33 14.42 9 3 0 .750 Pac 10
11 Louisiana State .743 .580 .727 26.25 18.83 8 3 1 .708 SEC
12 South Carolina .742 .536 .543 30.92 21.50 10 2 0 .833 Southern Independent
13 Ohio State .737 .750 .577 32.58 16.67 9 3 0 .750 Big Ten
14 Auburn .736 .802 .778 27.69 19.54 9 4 0 .692 SEC
15 Fullerton State .731 .412 .339 28.08 17.58 11 1 0 .917 PCAA
16 Virginia .728 .433 .628 27.08 19.42 8 2 2 .750 ACC
17 Nevada-Las Vegas .720 .511 .448 29.77 19.62 11 2 0 .846 PCAA
18 West Virginia .720 .744 .715 21.58 14.17 8 4 0 .667 Eastern Independent
19 Florida State .712 .744 .652 33.83 21.17 7 3 2 .667 Southern Independent
20 Kentucky .707 .504 .606 24.42 18.42 9 3 0 .750 SEC
21 Tennessee .703 .680 .803 27.25 23.00 7 4 1 .625 SEC
22 Miami (Florida) .699 .808 .760 30.92 24.15 8 5 0 .615 Southern Independent
23 Arkansas .698 .639 .655 22.33 13.25 7 4 1 .625 SWC
24 Iowa .697 .689 .616 27.62 15.46 8 4 1 .654 Big Ten
25 Air Force .697 .614 .584 30.75 16.50 8 4 0 .667 WAC
26 Georgia .692 .853 .786 21.92 19.17 7 4 1 .625 SEC
27 Texas .686 .826 .779 22.00 21.75 7 4 1 .625 SWC
28 Notre Dame .686 .692 .783 24.92 19.92 7 5 0 .583 Eastern Independent
29 UCLA .683 .752 .583 22.92 20.67 9 3 0 .750 Pac 10
30 Clemson .683 .786 .634 31.45 19.55 7 4 0 .636 ACC
31 Army .673 .293 .517 26.67 18.17 8 3 1 .708 Eastern Independent
32 Texas Christian .659 .363 .574 31.33 23.33 8 4 0 .667 SWC
33 Virginia Tech .659 .634 .529 21.08 12.50 8 4 0 .667 Southern Independent
34 Rutgers .658 .435 .585 21.30 15.50 7 3 0 .700 Eastern Independent
35 Syracuse .655 .524 .830 13.73 13.73 6 5 0 .545 Eastern Independent
36 Georgia Tech .651 .460 .619 26.91 18.27 6 4 1 .591 ACC
37 Illinois .644 .686 .543 29.36 19.00 7 4 0 .636 Big Ten
38 Arizona .636 .632 .540 24.73 17.45 7 4 0 .636 Pac 10
39 Houston .629 .513 .684 22.17 22.25 7 5 0 .583 SWC
40 Wisconsin .628 .622 .579 20.17 17.17 7 4 1 .625 Big Ten
41 Hawaii .624 .539 .587 19.73 16.45 7 4 0 .636 WAC
42 Purdue .621 .476 .676 23.83 23.58 7 5 0 .583 Big Ten
43 Penn State .619 .800 .776 19.00 20.91 6 5 0 .545 Eastern Independent
44 Bowling Green State .609 .570 .323 29.73 18.00 8 3 0 .727 MAC
45 Michigan .609 .774 .726 17.83 16.67 6 6 0 .500 Big Ten
46 Washington State .600 .562 .664 28.82 29.00 6 5 0 .545 Pac 10
47 Central Michigan .600 .608 .204 25.64 12.82 8 2 1 .773 MAC
48 Utah .595 .531 .550 28.92 21.08 6 5 1 .542 WAC
49 Toledo .592 .583 .348 15.58 13.67 8 3 1 .708 MAC
50 Alabama .589 .781 .709 20.55 18.91 5 6 0 .455 SEC
51 Baylor .582 .599 .740 22.55 23.73 5 6 0 .455 SWC
52 Temple .574 .507 .522 20.55 16.36 6 5 0 .545 Eastern Independent
53 Vanderbilt .573 .491 .700 25.09 25.18 5 6 0 .455 SEC
54 Arizona State .565 .679 .615 27.00 18.45 5 6 0 .455 Pac 10
55 Indiana State .559 .498 .050 27.67 13.42 9 3 0 .750 MVC
56 Michigan State .557 .467 .606 16.08 16.92 6 6 0 .500 Big Ten
57 Oregon .556 .426 .550 21.91 22.45 6 5 0 .545 Pac 10
58 Stanford .554 .447 .721 21.73 25.36 5 6 0 .455 Pac 10
59 Texas A&M .552 .526 .504 22.27 19.73 6 5 0 .545 SWC
60 North Carolina .549 .722 .646 21.27 24.91 5 5 1 .500 ACC
61 Wyoming .537 .548 .529 27.83 28.50 6 6 0 .500 WAC
62 Navy .532 .475 .698 21.82 23.09 4 6 1 .409 Eastern Independent
63 Wake Forest .531 .443 .524 18.64 21.09 6 5 0 .545 ACC
64 San Diego State .528 .459 .680 22.08 20.83 4 7 1 .375 WAC
65 San Jose State .523 .534 .418 23.64 20.45 6 5 0 .545 PCAA
66 Mississippi .523 .518 .620 17.64 18.45 4 6 1 .409 SEC
67 Tulsa .520 .612 .389 23.73 18.73 6 5 0 .545 MVC
68 Memphis .503 .440 .461 18.27 16.18 5 5 1 .500 Southern Independent
69 Fresno State .498 .519 .392 24.42 21.08 6 6 0 .500 PCAA
70 Pittsburgh .496 .807 .758 16.18 22.45 3 7 1 .318 Eastern Independent
71 Kansas .495 .474 .593 19.82 27.09 5 6 0 .455 Big 8
72 Missouri .493 .674 .658 28.18 27.36 3 7 1 .318 Big 8
73 Mississippi State .491 .563 .634 18.00 20.91 4 7 0 .364 SEC
74 Texas Tech .461 .433 .590 18.18 19.27 4 7 0 .364 SWC
75 Long Beach State .454 .512 .571 22.00 27.36 4 7 0 .364 PCAA
76 Louisiana-Lafayette .443 .380 .242 18.82 18.00 6 5 0 .545 Southern Independent
77 Tulane .438 .486 .705 16.09 25.00 3 8 0 .273 Southern Independent
78 Minnesota .436 .348 .611 17.64 28.73 4 7 0 .364 Big Ten
79 Kansas State .421 .437 .656 16.82 30.00 3 7 1 .318 Big 8
80 Colorado State .412 .416 .645 20.91 32.73 3 8 0 .273 WAC
81 Western Michigan .409 .516 .266 21.27 19.36 5 6 0 .455 MAC
82 Miami (Ohio) .409 .492 .450 15.91 20.09 4 7 0 .364 MAC
83 North Carolina State .408 .488 .545 23.91 28.27 3 8 0 .273 ACC
84 Southern Mississippi .385 .659 .407 17.09 22.09 4 7 0 .364 Southern Independent
85 New Mexico .382 .552 .493 20.92 29.92 4 8 0 .333 WAC
86 Pacific .382 .314 .383 19.00 25.45 4 7 0 .364 PCAA
87 Iowa State .378 .473 .551 13.55 23.91 2 7 2 .273 Big 8
88 Northern Illinois .372 .559 .303 13.91 17.09 4 6 1 .409 MAC
89 Illinois State .366 .347 .127 21.55 16.55 5 6 0 .455 MVC
90 California .362 .527 .653 13.64 24.00 2 9 0 .182 Pac 10
91 Ohio .360 .396 .388 12.18 24.00 4 6 1 .409 MAC
92 Oregon State .358 .290 .650 14.36 25.36 2 9 0 .182 Pac 10
93 Kent .357 .229 .356 12.27 18.09 4 7 0 .364 MAC
94 Utah State .338 .487 .737 17.82 35.45 1 10 0 .091 PCAA
95 Duke .335 .486 .700 11.64 27.36 2 9 0 .182 ACC
96 Wild Card U .332 .304 .431 17.60 28.89 29 66 0 .305  
97 Northwestern .331 .277 .721 12.55 31.73 2 9 0 .182 Big Ten
98 Colorado .325 .413 .706 15.64 33.09 1 10 0 .091 Big 8
99 Rice .317 .254 .678 19.36 34.73 1 10 0 .091 SWC
100 Louisville .315 .402 .501 21.55 32.73 2 9 0 .182 Southern Independent
101 East Carolina .315 .633 .495 19.09 28.09 2 9 0 .182 Southern Independent
102 Cincinnati .300 .506 .553 18.00 38.55 2 9 0 .182 Eastern Independent
103 Texas-El Paso .297 .268 .516 16.36 34.00 2 9 0 .182 WAC
104 Eastern Michigan .291 .178 .296 13.73 20.09 2 7 2 .273 MAC
105 Ball State .289 .439 .376 12.18 25.00 3 8 0 .273 MAC
106 Indiana .261 .426 .638 16.82 30.73 0 11 0 .000 Big Ten
107 Drake .254 .279 .059 17.91 23.64 4 7 0 .364 MVC
108 Southern Illinois .230 .581 .128 18.73 25.36 3 8 0 .273 MVC
109 New Mexico State .220 .314 .296 16.82 30.55 2 9 0 .182 PCAA
110 Wichita State .220 .402 .289 15.27 29.55 2 9 0 .182 MVC
111 West Texas A&M .204 .248 .079 14.64 22.64 3 8 0 .273 MVC

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SEC .659 .655 .709 67 44 5 .599 10
Eastern Independent .609 .587 .674 67 54 3 .552 11
SWC .595 .545 .646 55 47 2 .538 9
Pac 10 .589 .569 .629 62 51 0 .549 10
ACC .579 .568 .628 46 40 4 .533 8
Big 8 .564 .589 .631 43 43 5 .500 8
Big Ten .552 .552 .629 56 59 2 .487 10
WAC .548 .525 .568 53 51 2 .509 9
Southern Independent .521 .572 .529 55 57 3 .491 10
PCAA .483 .450 .448 45 47 0 .489 8
MAC .429 .457 .331 50 55 6 .477 10
MVC .336 .424 .160 32 46 0 .410 7

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