2008 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 2008 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .544 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.216.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.79 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 Florida .909 .798 .753 43.64 12.93 13 1 .929 SEC
2 Southern California .886 .851 .626 37.54 9.00 12 1 .923 Pac 10
3 Texas .872 .777 .714 42.38 18.77 12 1 .923 Big 12
4 Oklahoma .856 .797 .779 51.14 24.50 12 2 .857 Big 12
5 Utah .846 .658 .514 36.92 17.23 13 0 1.000 MWC
6 Alabama .816 .641 .632 30.14 14.29 12 2 .857 SEC
7 Penn State .815 .690 .570 38.92 14.38 11 2 .846 Big Ten
8 Boise State .807 .721 .415 37.62 12.62 12 1 .923 WAC
9 Texas Christian .801 .666 .533 33.62 11.31 11 2 .846 MWC
10 Texas Tech .771 .672 .575 43.77 27.85 11 2 .846 Big 12
11 Ohio State .768 .825 .644 27.62 13.92 10 3 .769 Big Ten
12 Georgia .746 .789 .690 31.46 24.54 10 3 .769 SEC
13 Oregon State .732 .685 .696 30.54 23.08 9 4 .692 Pac 10
14 Oregon .729 .707 .598 41.92 28.08 10 3 .769 Pac 10
15 Mississippi .727 .453 .610 32.08 19.00 9 4 .692 SEC
16 Missouri .725 .714 .649 42.21 27.21 10 4 .714 Big 12
17 Virginia Tech .719 .786 .673 22.07 16.71 10 4 .714 ACC
18 Cincinnati .714 .657 .575 25.86 20.14 11 3 .786 Big East
19 Florida State .710 .653 .638 33.38 20.15 9 4 .692 ACC
20 Oklahoma State .704 .613 .600 40.77 28.08 9 4 .692 Big 12
21 Iowa .700 .556 .511 30.31 13.00 9 4 .692 Big Ten
22 Pittsburgh .697 .546 .685 27.08 21.46 9 4 .692 Big East
23 California .695 .688 .602 32.46 19.92 9 4 .692 Pac 10
24 Ball State .686 .451 .293 34.93 20.50 12 2 .857 MAC
25 Nebraska .684 .609 .611 35.38 28.54 9 4 .692 Big 12
26 Michigan State .682 .552 .639 25.08 22.08 9 4 .692 Big Ten
27 Boston College .680 .735 .661 24.71 18.36 9 5 .643 ACC
28 Brigham Young .675 .714 .414 34.23 21.92 10 3 .769 MWC
29 West Virginia .668 .794 .542 24.54 17.00 9 4 .692 Big East
30 Georgia Tech .666 .625 .579 24.38 20.31 9 4 .692 ACC
31 Wake Forest .661 .648 .691 21.00 18.31 8 5 .615 ACC
32 North Carolina .660 .446 .643 27.69 21.15 8 5 .615 ACC
33 Tulsa .653 .592 .306 47.21 27.93 11 3 .786 CUSA
34 Kansas .648 .668 .625 33.38 28.85 8 5 .615 Big 12
35 Rice .645 .361 .403 41.31 33.31 10 3 .769 CUSA
36 Louisiana State .644 .837 .562 30.92 24.15 8 5 .615 SEC
37 Rutgers .637 .630 .546 29.00 18.85 8 5 .615 Big East
38 Arizona .636 .536 .492 36.62 21.31 8 5 .615 Pac 10
39 Northwestern .633 .475 .478 24.38 20.15 9 4 .692 Big Ten
40 Connecticut .622 .564 .568 24.92 19.77 8 5 .615 Big East
41 Clemson .621 .692 .616 25.15 17.31 7 6 .538 ACC
42 East Carolina .612 .516 .528 23.43 21.07 9 5 .643 CUSA
43 South Florida .612 .663 .515 27.62 20.00 8 5 .615 Big East
44 Miami (Florida) .611 .578 .670 27.08 24.15 7 6 .538 ACC
45 Maryland .611 .599 .600 21.77 22.46 8 5 .615 ACC
46 Air Force .607 .547 .505 26.77 22.23 8 5 .615 MWC
47 Navy .605 .545 .489 27.15 22.00 8 5 .615 Independent
48 Vanderbilt .604 .491 .668 19.15 19.62 7 6 .538 SEC
49 South Carolina .600 .638 .665 20.77 21.08 7 6 .538 SEC
50 Western Michigan .597 .446 .391 28.62 24.92 9 4 .692 MAC
51 Houston .592 .543 .444 40.62 30.92 8 5 .615 CUSA
52 Kentucky .572 .596 .549 22.62 21.46 7 6 .538 SEC
53 Troy .570 .538 .351 32.77 21.31 8 5 .615 Sun Belt
54 Notre Dame .567 .557 .573 24.69 22.15 7 6 .538 Independent
55 Wisconsin .564 .706 .564 27.46 26.54 7 6 .538 Big Ten
56 Buffalo .557 .291 .476 30.29 28.21 8 6 .571 MAC
57 North Carolina State .554 .493 .677 23.46 26.31 6 7 .462 ACC
58 Nevada .552 .495 .474 37.62 32.31 7 6 .538 WAC
59 Central Michigan .543 .512 .397 29.54 30.23 8 5 .615 MAC
60 Southern Mississippi .541 .560 .435 30.62 24.08 7 6 .538 CUSA
61 Colorado State .540 .411 .548 25.15 30.23 7 6 .538 MWC
62 Minnesota .539 .450 .498 23.23 24.77 7 6 .538 Big Ten
63 Stanford .533 .436 .650 26.25 27.42 5 7 .417 Pac 10
64 Virginia .523 .602 .704 16.08 21.67 5 7 .417 ACC
65 Illinois .520 .521 .595 28.67 26.58 5 7 .417 Big Ten
66 Fresno State .520 .570 .437 29.62 31.08 7 6 .538 WAC
67 Louisiana Tech .520 .396 .339 24.62 23.69 8 5 .615 WAC
68 Tennessee .507 .728 .586 17.33 16.75 5 7 .417 SEC
69 Hawaii .506 .661 .510 24.64 28.86 7 7 .500 WAC
70 Arkansas .506 .671 .678 21.92 31.17 5 7 .417 SEC
71 Baylor .499 .386 .651 28.00 29.33 4 8 .333 Big 12
72 Auburn .490 .768 .564 17.33 18.00 5 7 .417 SEC
73 Colorado .490 .517 .638 20.17 29.25 5 7 .417 Big 12
74 Bowling Green State .485 .473 .364 27.67 23.17 6 6 .500 MAC
75 Arizona State .482 .690 .536 22.83 22.67 5 7 .417 Pac 10
76 Florida Atlantic .480 .436 .403 25.08 28.69 7 6 .538 Sun Belt
77 Northern Illinois .474 .372 .371 24.15 18.00 6 7 .462 MAC
78 Kansas State .471 .547 .487 34.92 35.83 5 7 .417 Big 12
79 Purdue .466 .588 .626 24.67 25.08 4 8 .333 Big Ten
80 Duke .465 .280 .639 20.08 23.42 4 8 .333 ACC
81 Texas-El Paso .457 .409 .484 32.92 37.00 5 7 .417 CUSA
82 Nevada-Las Vegas .455 .317 .486 25.58 32.58 5 7 .417 MWC
83 Memphis .452 .422 .361 27.15 27.15 6 7 .462 CUSA
84 San Jose State .447 .413 .373 18.67 21.58 6 6 .500 WAC
85 Louisville .447 .694 .505 24.67 29.83 5 7 .417 Big East
86 Arkansas State .442 .382 .317 27.00 23.75 6 6 .500 Sun Belt
87 New Mexico .442 .554 .576 21.08 22.75 4 8 .333 MWC
88 Temple .437 .264 .415 23.42 23.08 5 7 .417 MAC
89 Texas A&M .430 .630 .580 25.00 37.42 4 8 .333 Big 12
90 Louisiana-Lafayette .429 .342 .297 33.08 33.67 6 6 .500 Sun Belt
91 UCLA .423 .648 .605 17.67 29.00 4 8 .333 Pac 10
92 Michigan .422 .738 .629 20.25 28.92 3 9 .250 Big Ten
93 Akron .420 .376 .375 30.00 31.25 5 7 .417 MAC
94 Marshall .408 .398 .526 20.50 27.67 4 8 .333 CUSA
95 Mississippi State .405 .515 .573 15.25 24.67 4 8 .333 SEC
96 Florida International .391 .209 .336 24.67 28.33 5 7 .417 Sun Belt
97 Syracuse .389 .376 .659 18.08 32.67 3 9 .250 Big East
98 Middle Tennessee State .389 .437 .301 22.83 24.92 5 7 .417 Sun Belt
99 Utah State .381 .272 .572 24.00 34.67 3 9 .250 WAC
100 Ohio .376 .422 .390 24.08 27.25 4 8 .333 MAC
101 Alabama-Birmingham .370 .348 .418 22.75 31.25 4 8 .333 CUSA
102 Central Florida .369 .511 .425 16.58 24.08 4 8 .333 CUSA
103 Indiana .353 .478 .543 20.50 35.25 3 9 .250 Big Ten
104 Wyoming .347 .458 .484 12.67 27.75 4 8 .333 MWC
105 Kent .344 .303 .328 25.67 31.67 4 8 .333 MAC
106 Eastern Michigan .327 .297 .424 25.75 35.58 3 9 .250 MAC
107 Louisiana-Monroe .326 .404 .304 23.67 31.17 4 8 .333 Sun Belt
108 Iowa State .322 .419 .526 25.33 35.83 2 10 .167 Big 12
109 Toledo .317 .426 .406 22.42 31.42 3 9 .250 MAC
110 New Mexico State .311 .326 .418 22.17 34.08 3 9 .250 WAC
111 Army .301 .320 .380 14.75 23.67 3 9 .250 Independent
112 San Diego State .284 .404 .495 19.25 37.17 2 10 .167 MWC
113 Tulane .278 .342 .480 16.67 34.50 2 10 .167 CUSA
114 Washington State .268 .545 .624 12.69 43.85 2 11 .154 Pac 10
115 Western Kentucky .263 .351 .398 17.50 27.17 2 10 .167 Sun Belt
116 Southern Methodist .261 .323 .530 21.33 38.17 1 11 .083 CUSA
117 Miami (Ohio) .259 .413 .385 18.42 32.67 2 10 .167 MAC
118 Washington .250 .516 .712 13.25 38.58 0 12 .000 Pac 10
119 Idaho .246 .252 .416 19.58 42.75 2 10 .167 WAC
120 Wild Card U .233 .241 .646 12.63 41.51 2 85 .023  
121 North Texas .193 .271 .406 20.00 47.58 1 11 .083 Sun Belt

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Pct Teams
SEC .627 .660 .628 92 62 .597 12
ACC .623 .595 .649 90 66 .577 12
Big 12 .623 .612 .619 91 62 .595 12
Big East .598 .615 .574 61 42 .592 8
Big Ten .588 .598 .572 77 62 .554 11
Pac 10 .563 .630 .614 64 62 .508 10
MWC .555 .525 .506 64 49 .566 9
Independent .491 .474 .480 18 20 .474 3
WAC .477 .456 .439 55 59 .482 9
CUSA .470 .444 .445 71 81 .467 12
MAC .448 .388 .386 75 88 .460 13
Sun Belt .387 .375 .346 44 66 .400 9

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