2011 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 2011 season are listed below. Home field advantage was  .570 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.893.

The average home field advantage equates to 4.08 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 .935 .797 .774 35.71 11.29 13 1 .929 SEC
2 Alabama .926 .842 .650 34.85 8.15 12 1 .923 SEC
3 Oklahoma State .907 .737 .835 48.69 26.77 12 1 .923 Big 12
4 Boise State .841 .840 .484 44.23 18.69 12 1 .923 MWC
5 Oklahoma .831 .812 .786 39.54 22.08 10 3 .769 Big 12
6 Oregon .830 .812 .616 46.07 24.64 12 2 .857 Pac 12
7 Stanford .821 .725 .587 43.15 21.92 11 2 .846 Pac 12
8 Houston .816 .534 .431 49.29 22.43 13 1 .929 CUSA
9 Michigan .807 .560 .598 33.31 17.38 11 2 .846 Big Ten
10 Arkansas .802 .732 .596 36.77 22.23 11 2 .846 SEC
11 South Carolina .797 .690 .592 30.08 18.38 11 2 .846 SEC
12 Wisconsin .788 .739 .543 44.14 19.00 11 3 .786 Big Ten
13 Texas Christian .769 .845 .433 40.85 21.46 11 2 .846 MWC
14 Southern California .766 .740 .584 35.75 23.58 10 2 .833 Pac 12
15 Southern Mississippi .763 .552 .434 36.86 20.79 12 2 .857 CUSA
16 Kansas State .762 .538 .732 31.77 27.92 10 3 .769 Big 12
17 Baylor .761 .514 .722 45.31 37.23 10 3 .769 Big 12
18 Michigan State .752 .673 .561 31.00 18.36 11 3 .786 Big Ten
19 Virginia Tech .751 .787 .589 27.93 17.64 11 3 .786 ACC
20 Georgia .740 .666 .664 32.00 20.57 10 4 .714 SEC
21 West Virginia .721 .712 .537 37.62 26.77 10 3 .769 Big East
22 Texas .713 .694 .798 28.08 22.23 8 5 .615 Big 12
23 Missouri .712 .727 .708 32.85 23.54 8 5 .615 Big 12
24 Texas A&M .701 .641 .775 39.08 28.15 7 6 .538 Big 12
25 Florida State .701 .713 .481 30.62 15.08 9 4 .692 ACC
26 Nebraska .698 .726 .629 29.15 23.38 9 4 .692 Big Ten
27 Clemson .695 .651 .611 33.57 29.29 10 4 .714 ACC
28 Cincinnati .691 .624 .428 33.31 20.31 10 3 .769 Big East
29 Notre Dame .688 .640 .664 29.23 20.69 8 5 .615 Independent
30 Penn State .682 .682 .622 19.31 16.77 9 4 .692 Big Ten
31 Brigham Young .669 .660 .371 30.08 20.38 10 3 .769 Independent
32 Rutgers .662 .533 .474 26.38 18.31 9 4 .692 Big East
33 Northern Illinois .658 .556 .368 38.29 30.29 11 3 .786 MAC
34 Tulsa .657 .593 .639 33.08 27.31 8 5 .615 CUSA
35 Toledo .645 .448 .454 42.23 31.69 9 4 .692 MAC
36 Auburn .637 .790 .697 25.69 28.92 8 5 .615 SEC
37 Arkansas State .631 .392 .271 32.46 20.77 10 3 .769 Sun Belt
38 Mississippi State .618 .625 .648 25.31 19.69 7 6 .538 SEC
39 Louisiana Tech .618 .469 .471 30.08 23.15 8 5 .615 WAC
40 Temple .618 .492 .244 30.62 13.92 9 4 .692 MAC
41 Utah .613 .728 .498 25.00 20.23 8 5 .615 Pac 12
42 Ohio .603 .489 .286 30.50 22.14 10 4 .714 MAC
43 Florida .602 .786 .607 25.46 20.31 7 6 .538 SEC
44 California .598 .610 .595 28.31 24.15 7 6 .538 Pac 12
45 Georgia Tech .596 .615 .455 34.31 26.08 8 5 .615 ACC
46 Louisiana-Lafayette .593 .340 .341 32.31 29.85 9 4 .692 Sun Belt
47 Southern Methodist .584 .481 .487 25.85 23.08 8 5 .615 CUSA
48 North Carolina .582 .628 .562 28.00 24.85 7 6 .538 ACC
49 Iowa .576 .708 .558 27.54 23.85 7 6 .538 Big Ten
50 North Carolina State .575 .610 .424 28.23 24.69 8 5 .615 ACC
51 Iowa State .573 .476 .774 22.69 29.38 6 7 .462 Big 12
52 Arizona State .572 .570 .592 33.15 28.62 6 7 .462 Pac 12
53 Washington .571 .538 .601 33.38 35.92 7 6 .538 Pac 12
54 Ohio State .569 .834 .605 24.46 21.00 6 7 .462 Big Ten
55 Louisville .567 .531 .532 21.92 20.08 7 6 .538 Big East
56 Virginia .561 .455 .454 23.23 23.85 8 5 .615 ACC
57 Miami (Florida) .559 .661 .486 26.50 20.08 6 6 .500 ACC
58 Vanderbilt .555 .386 .587 26.69 21.62 6 7 .462 SEC
59 San Diego State .552 .514 .374 29.46 25.77 8 5 .615 MWC
60 Illinois .552 .544 .511 22.62 19.62 7 6 .538 Big Ten
61 Nevada .541 .673 .431 31.69 25.15 7 6 .538 WAC
62 Marshall .541 .433 .621 21.85 28.62 7 6 .538 CUSA
63 Wyoming .535 .401 .396 26.08 27.77 8 5 .615 MWC
64 Western Michigan .532 .440 .409 35.62 28.69 7 6 .538 MAC
65 Texas Tech .526 .671 .679 33.83 39.25 5 7 .417 Big 12
66 UCLA .524 .512 .722 23.07 31.36 6 8 .429 Pac 12
67 Air Force .523 .649 .349 34.92 28.38 7 6 .538 MWC
68 Purdue .523 .469 .465 26.92 26.85 7 6 .538 Big Ten
69 Northwestern .520 .553 .523 28.92 27.69 6 7 .462 Big Ten
70 Florida International .519 .414 .230 25.00 19.46 8 5 .615 Sun Belt
71 Utah State .517 .399 .358 33.62 27.92 7 6 .538 WAC
72 Pittsburgh .514 .676 .509 24.23 22.85 6 7 .462 Big East
73 South Florida .504 .615 .505 29.25 22.67 5 7 .417 Big East
74 Wake Forest .501 .486 .525 26.00 27.38 6 7 .462 ACC
75 Navy .488 .631 .494 29.67 28.92 5 7 .417 Independent
76 Tennessee .488 .615 .640 20.33 22.58 5 7 .417 SEC
77 Arizona .484 .642 .673 30.75 35.42 4 8 .333 Pac 12
78 Central Florida .481 .587 .395 27.08 18.33 5 7 .417 CUSA
79 Western Kentucky .466 .236 .287 22.92 24.83 7 5 .583 Sun Belt
80 Connecticut .464 .621 .469 24.25 24.33 5 7 .417 Big East
81 Ball State .450 .337 .455 25.33 34.67 6 6 .500 MAC
82 Syracuse .448 .491 .509 24.17 28.50 5 7 .417 Big East
83 East Carolina .441 .560 .509 26.25 32.25 5 7 .417 CUSA
84 Hawaii .423 .588 .241 31.46 29.08 6 7 .462 WAC
85 Rice .422 .365 .604 23.33 33.33 4 8 .333 CUSA
86 Eastern Michigan .422 .223 .334 21.25 24.33 6 6 .500 MAC
87 Washington State .421 .354 .512 29.83 31.75 4 8 .333 Pac 12
88 Bowling Green State .420 .384 .416 26.50 28.83 5 7 .417 MAC
89 Kentucky .420 .578 .526 15.83 24.67 5 7 .417 SEC
90 Texas-El Paso .416 .405 .405 26.58 30.33 5 7 .417 CUSA
91 San Jose State .415 .304 .441 24.50 30.33 5 7 .417 WAC
92 North Texas .403 .258 .446 24.83 30.67 5 7 .417 Sun Belt
93 Boston College .402 .624 .515 18.17 23.50 4 8 .333 ACC
94 Kent .392 .358 .456 17.08 24.25 5 7 .417 MAC
95 Oregon State .390 .650 .661 21.83 30.83 3 9 .250 Pac 12
96 Miami (Ohio) .382 .418 .413 21.33 22.92 4 8 .333 MAC
97 Louisiana-Monroe .379 .391 .395 24.58 25.42 4 8 .333 Sun Belt
98 Kansas .374 .455 .814 22.33 43.75 2 10 .167 Big 12
99 Fresno State .374 .575 .445 28.54 35.15 4 9 .308 WAC
100 Minnesota .366 .466 .601 18.42 31.67 3 9 .250 Big Ten
101 Colorado .354 .477 .677 19.77 36.54 3 10 .231 Pac 12
102 Duke .348 .397 .519 22.50 31.17 3 9 .250 ACC
103 Army .346 .408 .466 24.83 28.25 3 9 .250 Independent
104 Mississippi .331 .574 .743 16.08 32.08 2 10 .167 SEC
105 New Mexico State .324 .262 .401 24.54 36.77 4 9 .308 WAC
106 Maryland .317 .571 .565 23.08 34.25 2 10 .167 ACC
107 Central Michigan .310 .486 .439 22.58 33.33 3 9 .250 MAC
108 Troy .310 .557 .411 22.42 33.67 3 9 .250 Sun Belt
109 Alabama-Birmingham .291 .384 .442 20.17 36.75 3 9 .250 CUSA
110 Buffalo .282 .314 .348 22.17 29.42 3 9 .250 MAC
111 Colorado State .280 .374 .341 21.42 31.25 3 9 .250 MWC
112 Indiana .245 .426 .546 21.42 37.33 1 11 .083 Big Ten
113 Idaho .244 .438 .409 20.25 33.25 2 10 .167 WAC
114 Nevada-Las Vegas .243 .373 .490 18.08 40.08 2 10 .167 MWC
115 Wild Card U .230 .238 .675 14.85 43.00 6 91 .062  
116 Middle Tennessee State .211 .445 .313 22.25 36.75 2 10 .167 Sun Belt
117 Tulane .204 .312 .330 21.08 37.46 2 11 .154 CUSA
118 Memphis .192 .284 .337 16.25 35.08 2 10 .167 CUSA
119 Florida Atlantic .171 .369 .437 12.92 34.67 1 11 .083 Sun Belt
120 New Mexico .155 .301 .470 12.00 41.67 1 11 .083 MWC
121 Akron .148 .250 .368 14.17 38.83 1 11 .083 MAC

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Pct Teams
Big 12 .686 .627 .762 78 50 .609 10
SEC .654 .673 .644 97 58 .626 12
Big Ten .590 .615 .564 88 68 .564 12
Pac 12 .579 .613 .610 81 73 .526 12
Big East .571 .601 .495 57 44 .564 8
ACC .549 .600 .516 82 72 .532 12
Independent .548 .585 .499 26 24 .520 4
MWC .487 .537 .417 52 49 .515 8
CUSA .484 .458 .469 74 78 .487 12
MAC .451 .400 .384 79 84 .485 13
WAC .432 .463 .400 43 59 .422 8
Sun Belt .409 .378 .348 49 62 .441 9

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