2003 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 2003 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .566 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.795.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.90 points.

KEY: PR=Final power rating, PS=Pre-season power rating, SOS=strength of schedule.


Rank Team PR PS SOS PF PA Wins Losses Pct Conference
1 Louisiana State .896 .683 .636 33.93 11.00 13 1 .929 SEC
2 Southern California .869 .753 .608 41.08 18.38 12 1 .923 Pac 10
3 Oklahoma .852 .826 .642 42.93 15.29 12 2 .857 Big 12
4 Miami (Ohio) .832 .554 .506 43.00 19.43 13 1 .929 MAC
5 Georgia .829 .783 .764 26.50 14.50 11 3 .786 SEC
6 Florida State .819 .793 .773 32.23 16.69 10 3 .769 ACC
7 Miami (Florida) .810 .879 .625 27.77 15.08 11 2 .846 Big East
8 Ohio State .801 .803 .688 24.77 17.62 11 2 .846 Big Ten
9 Michigan .797 .774 .636 35.38 16.85 10 3 .769 Big Ten
10 Boise State .784 .675 .306 42.93 17.07 13 1 .929 WAC
11 Iowa .775 .678 .633 28.62 16.15 10 3 .769 Big Ten
12 Kansas State .765 .783 .548 36.60 16.27 11 4 .733 Big 12
13 Texas .765 .805 .587 41.00 21.54 10 3 .769 Big 12
14 Tennessee .763 .729 .626 28.08 18.38 10 3 .769 SEC
15 Maryland .759 .694 .586 31.23 15.85 10 3 .769 ACC
16 Mississippi .746 .598 .571 34.00 21.92 10 3 .769 SEC
17 Washington State .744 .690 .577 30.31 19.77 10 3 .769 Pac 10
18 Florida .740 .769 .750 30.00 20.85 8 5 .615 SEC
19 Utah .740 .523 .498 28.67 19.08 10 2 .833 MWC
20 Nebraska .739 .710 .529 24.77 14.46 10 3 .769 Big 12
21 Clemson .719 .622 .645 28.08 19.23 9 4 .692 ACC
22 Arkansas .717 .663 .648 33.54 23.46 9 4 .692 SEC
23 Purdue .716 .633 .611 26.85 17.31 9 4 .692 Big Ten
24 Bowling Green State .714 .531 .482 33.57 21.71 11 3 .786 MAC
25 Minnesota .713 .570 .444 38.69 21.92 10 3 .769 Big Ten
26 Texas Christian .690 .625 .325 29.23 21.23 11 2 .846 CUSA
27 Auburn .681 .693 .669 26.31 16.31 8 5 .615 SEC
28 Virginia .677 .620 .654 28.00 20.38 8 5 .615 ACC
29 North Carolina State .673 .684 .648 37.62 29.62 8 5 .615 ACC
30 California .666 .523 .689 32.64 24.36 8 6 .571 Pac 10
31 Oregon State .656 .637 .548 33.31 23.15 8 5 .615 Pac 10
32 Oklahoma State .655 .555 .494 35.38 25.08 9 4 .692 Big 12
33 Southern Mississippi .650 .578 .531 22.54 17.38 9 4 .692 CUSA
34 Texas Tech .643 .668 .575 42.46 34.00 8 5 .615 Big 12
35 Michigan State .642 .525 .581 27.92 22.54 8 5 .615 Big Ten
36 Virginia Tech .636 .758 .483 35.38 23.08 8 5 .615 Big East
37 Northern Illinois .635 .514 .215 32.17 21.50 10 2 .833 MAC
38 Georgia Tech .631 .649 .706 21.08 20.46 7 6 .538 ACC
39 Oregon .630 .690 .624 27.38 26.77 8 5 .615 Pac 10
40 Memphis .623 .389 .341 30.23 19.23 9 4 .692 CUSA
41 Pittsburgh .623 .641 .540 29.92 23.92 8 5 .615 Big East
42 West Virginia .620 .602 .519 28.92 22.85 8 5 .615 Big East
43 Boston College .613 .654 .558 28.46 25.46 8 5 .615 Big East
44 New Mexico .612 .483 .463 30.08 22.31 8 5 .615 MWC
45 Wisconsin .611 .661 .638 27.31 23.54 7 6 .538 Big Ten
46 Missouri .610 .496 .470 30.69 22.08 8 5 .615 Big 12
47 Colorado State .603 .657 .596 29.31 24.46 7 6 .538 MWC
48 Louisville .595 .610 .326 34.62 27.77 9 4 .692 CUSA
49 Marshall .593 .664 .380 29.17 23.17 8 4 .667 MAC
50 Connecticut .590 .346 .259 34.00 25.00 9 3 .750 Independent
51 Fresno State .588 .617 .473 23.00 22.64 9 5 .643 WAC
52 Toledo .570 .624 .330 32.42 23.75 8 4 .667 MAC
53 Hawaii .570 .542 .374 34.71 30.50 9 5 .643 WAC
54 North Texas .564 .453 .289 27.54 21.92 9 4 .692 Sun Belt
55 Air Force .556 .562 .419 26.83 20.17 7 5 .583 MWC
56 Alabama .554 .719 .826 25.46 25.62 4 9 .308 SEC
57 Tulsa .536 .224 .347 30.77 27.77 8 5 .615 WAC
58 Washington .535 .678 .553 26.00 26.33 6 6 .500 Pac 10
59 South Carolina .534 .565 .714 22.33 26.17 5 7 .417 SEC
60 Wake Forest .532 .533 .655 27.92 28.92 5 7 .417 ACC
61 Notre Dame .528 .702 .783 20.25 26.25 5 7 .417 Independent
62 Northwestern .526 .439 .671 20.23 25.08 6 7 .462 Big Ten
63 Nevada-Las Vegas .523 .426 .556 21.33 22.67 6 6 .500 MWC
64 UCLA .522 .673 .614 19.08 23.46 6 7 .462 Pac 10
65 Syracuse .514 .568 .489 26.75 25.08 6 6 .500 Big East
66 Colorado .512 .705 .698 26.58 33.17 5 7 .417 Big 12
67 Navy .511 .256 .209 30.46 21.77 8 5 .615 Independent
68 South Florida .497 .555 .283 25.09 20.36 7 4 .636 CUSA
69 Houston .497 .351 .403 34.46 36.00 7 6 .538 CUSA
70 San Diego State .497 .391 .413 18.67 17.25 6 6 .500 MWC
71 Kansas .478 .337 .473 29.54 30.46 6 7 .462 Big 12
72 Akron .476 .390 .205 36.25 29.42 7 5 .583 MAC
73 Arizona State .468 .580 .545 24.83 27.33 5 7 .417 Pac 10
74 Alabama-Birmingham .467 .432 .479 20.42 23.92 5 7 .417 CUSA
75 Rutgers .452 .241 .465 27.42 29.50 5 7 .417 Big East
76 Louisiana Tech .452 .432 .540 25.83 32.83 5 7 .417 WAC
77 Cincinnati .451 .545 .420 25.25 26.58 5 7 .417 CUSA
78 Nevada .450 .379 .380 23.50 28.17 6 6 .500 WAC
79 Brigham Young .440 .524 .675 16.33 25.83 4 8 .333 MWC
80 Troy State .434 .358 .462 15.42 22.67 6 6 .500 Independent
81 Penn State .427 .678 .631 19.42 21.25 3 9 .250 Big Ten
82 Texas A&M .426 .633 .677 25.33 38.75 4 8 .333 Big 12
83 Western Michigan .420 .454 .419 27.58 30.83 5 7 .417 MAC
84 Kentucky .414 .511 .459 27.33 26.75 4 8 .333 SEC
85 Wyoming .409 .308 .519 23.83 30.00 4 8 .333 MWC
86 Kent .407 .299 .381 26.75 33.00 5 7 .417 MAC
87 Duke .404 .298 .631 17.58 28.58 4 8 .333 ACC
88 Tulane .400 .474 .394 28.08 35.33 5 7 .417 CUSA
89 Stanford .397 .526 .578 16.91 29.45 4 7 .364 Pac 10
90 Rice .394 .397 .338 28.58 31.50 5 7 .417 WAC
91 Ball State .371 .390 .487 21.75 32.17 4 8 .333 MAC
92 North Carolina .356 .511 .644 26.42 38.25 2 10 .167 ACC
93 Vanderbilt .337 .347 .636 19.58 29.83 2 10 .167 SEC
94 Middle Tennessee State .336 .397 .271 27.67 31.25 4 8 .333 Sun Belt
95 Mississippi State .315 .468 .700 18.75 39.25 2 10 .167 SEC
96 Arizona .314 .489 .740 15.08 35.75 2 10 .167 Pac 10
97 Arkansas State .308 .288 .233 20.17 33.42 5 7 .417 Sun Belt
98 Louisiana-Lafayette .303 .246 .334 22.17 34.58 4 8 .333 Sun Belt
99 Utah State .302 .369 .352 22.00 26.25 3 9 .250 Sun Belt
100 Baylor .290 .319 .525 15.92 37.92 3 9 .250 Big 12
101 New Mexico State .289 .422 .318 21.83 28.42 3 9 .250 Sun Belt
102 Iowa State .287 .596 .676 14.42 36.42 2 10 .167 Big 12
103 Indiana .277 .424 .580 14.75 32.33 2 10 .167 Big Ten
104 San Jose State .274 .426 .339 23.55 35.09 3 8 .273 WAC
105 Central Florida .270 .526 .349 18.67 31.08 3 9 .250 MAC
106 Central Michigan .266 .304 .349 23.08 35.67 3 9 .250 MAC
107 Illinois .264 .596 .642 16.92 33.17 1 11 .083 Big Ten
108 Eastern Michigan .257 .240 .328 17.08 30.92 3 9 .250 MAC
109 Ohio .256 .359 .351 21.92 31.00 2 10 .167 MAC
110 Temple .252 .393 .530 19.58 32.75 1 11 .083 Big East
111 Idaho .248 .292 .227 20.67 26.17 3 9 .250 Sun Belt
112 East Carolina .209 .497 .477 18.08 35.67 1 11 .083 CUSA
113 Wild Card U .208 .231 .488 13.04 36.89 10 62 .139  
114 Texas-El Paso .201 .283 .282 22.15 38.23 2 11 .154 WAC
115 Buffalo .183 .177 .463 14.75 37.08 1 11 .083 MAC
116 Louisiana-Monroe .167 .233 .326 19.92 38.92 1 11 .083 Sun Belt
117 Army .146 .215 .472 15.85 36.62 0 13 .000 CUSA
118 Southern Methodist .137 .307 .452 11.17 32.17 0 12 .000 WAC

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Pct Teams
SEC .627 .627 .667 86 68 .558 12
ACC .619 .600 .660 63 51 .553 9
Big Ten .595 .616 .614 77 63 .550 11
Big 12 .585 .619 .574 88 67 .568 12
Pac 10 .580 .624 .608 69 57 .548 10
Big East .565 .592 .526 55 46 .545 8
MWC .547 .484 .517 52 46 .531 8
Independent .516 .415 .428 28 21 .571 4
CUSA .475 .479 .405 68 69 .496 11
MAC .446 .431 .375 83 89 .483 14
WAC .439 .428 .383 60 67 .472 10
Sun Belt .314 .338 .294 32 65 .330 8

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