2005 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 2005 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .542 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.440.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.07 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 Texas .951 .826 .794 50.15 16.38 13 0 1.000 Big 12
2 Southern California .895 .887 .768 49.08 22.85 12 1 .923 Pac 10
3 Penn State .870 .513 .726 34.42 17.00 11 1 .917 Big Ten
4 Ohio State .864 .756 .785 32.67 15.25 10 2 .833 Big Ten
5 Virginia Tech .857 .756 .735 33.85 12.92 11 2 .846 ACC
6 Louisiana State .812 .778 .626 29.46 14.23 11 2 .846 SEC
7 West Virginia .810 .620 .541 32.08 17.83 11 1 .917 Big East
8 Alabama .797 .606 .590 21.92 10.67 10 2 .833 SEC
9 Texas Christian .791 .567 .497 33.17 18.58 11 1 .917 MWC
10 Georgia .785 .799 .693 29.54 16.38 10 3 .769 SEC
11 Miami (Florida) .781 .829 .677 27.08 14.25 9 3 .750 ACC
12 Oregon .764 .610 .605 34.50 23.17 10 2 .833 Pac 10
13 Boston College .762 .659 .692 25.83 15.92 9 3 .750 ACC
14 Notre Dame .758 .626 .666 36.67 24.50 9 3 .750 Independent
15 Texas Tech .756 .702 .578 39.42 18.83 9 3 .750 Big 12
16 Oklahoma .752 .872 .868 26.92 23.08 8 4 .667 Big 12
17 Florida .751 .705 .665 28.58 18.83 9 3 .750 SEC
18 Auburn .750 .801 .572 32.17 15.50 9 3 .750 SEC
19 Wisconsin .748 .674 .658 34.31 23.77 10 3 .769 Big Ten
20 UCLA .741 .624 .616 39.08 34.17 10 2 .833 Pac 10
21 Michigan .723 .768 .834 28.75 20.33 7 5 .583 Big Ten
22 Louisville .711 .720 .478 43.42 23.75 9 3 .750 Big East
23 Clemson .710 .630 .662 26.33 17.58 8 4 .667 ACC
24 Florida State .699 .786 .740 28.92 22.00 8 5 .615 ACC
25 Minnesota .686 .630 .760 35.75 29.00 7 5 .583 Big Ten
26 Nebraska .683 .615 .650 24.67 21.00 8 4 .667 Big 12
27 Iowa .665 .762 .665 30.00 20.00 7 5 .583 Big Ten
28 Northwestern .661 .525 .796 32.33 33.92 7 5 .583 Big Ten
29 Iowa State .654 .514 .610 28.25 19.17 7 5 .583 Big 12
30 Tulsa .652 .394 .499 33.08 23.46 9 4 .692 CUSA
31 Georgia Tech .651 .644 .761 18.50 20.08 7 5 .583 ACC
32 California .650 .735 .465 32.92 21.17 8 4 .667 Pac 10
33 Colorado .649 .628 .809 23.46 23.62 7 6 .538 Big 12
34 Arizona State .648 .650 .647 36.83 29.92 7 5 .583 Pac 10
35 North Carolina State .644 .624 .663 20.75 17.67 7 5 .583 ACC
36 Fresno State .634 .652 .425 37.77 22.46 8 5 .615 WAC
37 South Carolina .632 .557 .694 23.67 23.25 7 5 .583 SEC
38 Virginia .625 .685 .628 26.67 23.25 7 5 .583 ACC
39 Kansas .621 .476 .644 22.42 22.00 7 5 .583 Big 12
40 Missouri .620 .541 .634 30.75 29.17 7 5 .583 Big 12
41 Toledo .616 .592 .250 35.75 21.75 9 3 .750 MAC
42 Boise State .609 .767 .364 36.08 24.38 9 4 .692 WAC
43 South Florida .594 .460 .635 23.00 18.00 6 6 .500 Big East
44 Texas A&M .592 .628 .690 32.00 31.18 5 6 .455 Big 12
45 Michigan State .584 .556 .656 33.82 28.73 5 6 .455 Big Ten
46 Southern Mississippi .582 .596 .458 29.58 22.67 7 5 .583 CUSA
47 Maryland .580 .615 .750 24.55 25.00 5 6 .455 ACC
48 Utah .579 .756 .452 30.00 24.08 7 5 .583 MWC
49 Purdue .575 .683 .692 30.00 28.09 5 6 .455 Big Ten
50 Northern Illinois .574 .591 .401 32.42 22.83 7 5 .583 MAC
51 Nevada .572 .404 .257 34.17 31.92 9 3 .750 WAC
52 Tennessee .572 .752 .690 18.64 18.64 5 6 .455 SEC
53 Central Florida .567 .265 .474 28.69 28.69 8 5 .615 CUSA
54 Navy .556 .508 .267 34.17 26.08 8 4 .667 Independent
55 North Carolina .556 .519 .801 18.00 26.18 5 6 .455 ACC
56 Memphis .550 .557 .413 27.17 23.00 7 5 .583 CUSA
57 Texas-El Paso .547 .445 .264 31.83 25.92 8 4 .667 CUSA
58 Brigham Young .547 .527 .548 33.00 29.25 6 6 .500 MWC
59 Rutgers .544 .367 .397 28.67 25.58 7 5 .583 Big East
60 Stanford .543 .518 .694 24.45 30.64 5 6 .455 Pac 10
61 Miami (Ohio) .531 .621 .254 33.73 23.45 7 4 .636 MAC
62 Baylor .531 .353 .693 21.45 26.45 5 6 .455 Big 12
63 Colorado State .528 .549 .579 26.75 30.75 6 6 .500 MWC
64 Kansas State .527 .636 .600 26.27 27.73 5 6 .455 Big 12
65 Louisiana Tech .519 .497 .317 28.73 25.55 7 4 .636 WAC
66 Arkansas .518 .642 .622 25.73 24.64 4 7 .364 SEC
67 New Mexico .517 .591 .438 29.64 29.73 6 5 .545 MWC
68 Central Michigan .514 .298 .459 23.64 23.64 6 5 .545 MAC
69 Pittsburgh .505 .622 .501 24.27 22.09 5 6 .455 Big East
70 Houston .504 .401 .426 28.08 27.00 6 6 .500 CUSA
71 San Diego State .503 .453 .554 26.92 27.08 5 7 .417 MWC
72 Wake Forest .503 .497 .704 24.45 28.73 4 7 .364 ACC
73 Oregon State .501 .685 .587 26.64 33.18 5 6 .455 Pac 10
74 Vanderbilt .495 .332 .525 27.18 29.18 5 6 .455 SEC
75 Washington State .494 .632 .577 33.45 31.45 4 7 .364 Pac 10
76 Bowling Green State .485 .652 .292 33.82 27.64 6 5 .545 MAC
77 Akron .479 .426 .334 23.62 24.46 7 6 .538 MAC
78 Western Michigan .478 .319 .213 32.18 31.09 7 4 .636 MAC
79 Oklahoma State .478 .651 .615 20.18 31.27 4 7 .364 Big 12
80 Connecticut .465 .523 .386 24.73 19.18 5 6 .455 Big East
81 Arizona .465 .418 .648 22.91 26.36 3 8 .273 Pac 10
82 East Carolina .460 .310 .458 24.27 28.82 5 6 .455 CUSA
83 Southern Methodist .460 .280 .441 20.82 25.45 5 6 .455 CUSA
84 Hawaii .447 .546 .467 30.67 35.67 5 7 .417 WAC
85 Alabama-Birmingham .445 .502 .337 26.18 22.82 5 6 .455 CUSA
86 Indiana .442 .367 .609 22.55 32.82 4 7 .364 Big Ten
87 Air Force .428 .531 .469 30.00 31.73 4 7 .364 MWC
88 Wyoming .427 .466 .487 24.64 27.00 4 7 .364 MWC
89 Army .414 .236 .493 20.00 26.73 4 7 .364 Independent
90 Louisiana-Lafayette .411 .313 .191 26.00 27.64 6 5 .545 Sun Belt
91 Cincinnati .403 .539 .528 17.45 31.36 4 7 .364 Big East
92 Ball State .401 .313 .582 21.18 37.82 4 7 .364 MAC
93 Arkansas State .398 .311 .171 24.50 25.25 6 6 .500 Sun Belt
94 Washington .394 .448 .651 21.55 30.64 2 9 .182 Pac 10
95 Marshall .382 .566 .426 18.00 25.09 4 7 .364 CUSA
96 Kentucky .374 .389 .563 21.73 34.09 3 8 .273 SEC
97 Mississippi .359 .568 .522 13.45 22.27 3 8 .273 SEC
98 Eastern Michigan .358 .273 .348 21.82 26.82 4 7 .364 MAC
99 Middle Tennessee State .351 .396 .271 19.09 18.73 4 7 .364 Sun Belt
100 Ohio .348 .320 .428 17.45 30.55 4 7 .364 MAC
101 Mississippi State .348 .358 .568 13.91 23.55 3 8 .273 SEC
102 Illinois .338 .397 .731 17.00 39.55 2 9 .182 Big Ten
103 Louisiana-Monroe .333 .310 .172 21.73 30.82 5 6 .455 Sun Belt
104 Florida International .327 .223 .136 23.36 29.36 5 6 .455 Sun Belt
105 Rice .292 .388 .595 21.27 39.73 1 10 .091 CUSA
106 Utah State .289 .329 .370 18.91 32.73 3 8 .273 WAC
107 Troy .288 .492 .180 15.91 23.18 4 7 .364 Sun Belt
108 Duke .280 .353 .679 16.09 37.09 1 10 .091 ACC
109 Syracuse .279 .542 .604 13.82 26.82 1 10 .091 Big East
110 Tulane .270 .423 .384 21.27 31.64 2 9 .182 CUSA
111 San Jose State .270 .315 .255 22.55 32.45 3 8 .273 WAC
112 Nevada-Las Vegas .269 .413 .439 18.82 34.64 2 9 .182 MWC
113 Idaho .222 .289 .293 22.09 38.09 2 9 .182 WAC
114 Florida Atlantic .216 .406 .337 13.45 30.82 2 9 .182 Sun Belt
115 North Texas .214 .510 .318 14.27 31.45 2 9 .182 Sun Belt
116 Wild Card U .206 .237 .567 14.06 39.50 2 52 .037  
117 Temple .194 .317 .724 9.73 45.27 0 11 .000 Independent
118 Kent .176 .372 .307 16.36 30.09 1 10 .091 MAC
119 New Mexico State .158 .412 .463 16.50 38.75 0 12 .000 WAC
120 Buffalo .146 .186 .301 10.00 29.73 1 10 .091 MAC

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Pct Teams
Big 12 .651 .620 .682 85 57 .599 12
Big Ten .651 .603 .719 75 54 .581 11
ACC .637 .633 .708 81 61 .570 12
Pac 10 .609 .621 .626 66 50 .569 10
SEC .599 .607 .611 79 61 .564 12
Big East .539 .549 .509 48 44 .522 8
MWC .510 .539 .496 51 53 .490 9
Independent .481 .422 .538 21 25 .457 4
CUSA .476 .427 .431 67 73 .479 12
MAC .426 .414 .347 63 73 .463 12
WAC .413 .468 .357 46 60 .434 9
Sun Belt .317 .370 .222 34 55 .382 8

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