2012 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 2012 season are listed below. Home field advantage was  .567 and the root for determining point spreads was  2.001.

The average home field advantage equates to 3.83 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 Alabama .928 .884 .711 38.71 10.93 13 1 .929 SEC
2 Notre Dame .898 .664 .747 25.77 12.77 12 1 .923 Independent
3 Oregon .891 .821 .661 49.62 21.62 12 1 .923 Pac 12
4 Florida .872 .694 .792 26.46 14.46 11 2 .846 SEC
5 Texas A&M .865 .671 .710 44.46 21.77 11 2 .846 SEC
6 Stanford .858 .773 .792 27.86 17.21 12 2 .857 Pac 12
7 Georgia .844 .703 .645 37.79 19.64 12 2 .857 SEC
8 South Carolina .828 .744 .655 31.54 18.23 11 2 .846 SEC
9 Kansas State .828 .650 .668 38.85 22.15 11 2 .846 Big 12
10 Ohio State .817 .702 .485 37.17 22.83 12 0 1.000 Big Ten
11 Florida State .809 .707 .483 39.29 14.71 12 2 .857 ACC
12 Louisiana State .794 .866 .665 29.77 17.54 10 3 .769 SEC
13 Oklahoma .788 .821 .738 38.15 25.46 10 3 .769 Big 12
14 Clemson .777 .673 .517 41.00 24.85 11 2 .846 ACC
15 Oregon State .762 .520 .718 32.54 20.62 9 4 .692 Pac 12
16 San Jose State .761 .359 .451 34.77 21.31 11 2 .846 WAC
17 Utah State .758 .458 .355 34.92 15.38 11 2 .846 WAC
18 Nebraska .745 .712 .726 34.79 27.57 10 4 .714 Big Ten
19 Boise State .726 .841 .327 30.23 15.77 11 2 .846 MWC
20 Northwestern .721 .536 .522 31.69 22.54 10 3 .769 Big Ten
21 Louisville .720 .549 .401 31.15 23.77 11 2 .846 Big East
22 Texas .716 .704 .683 35.69 29.23 9 4 .692 Big 12
23 Oklahoma State .715 .822 .670 45.69 28.23 8 5 .615 Big 12
24 Michigan .708 .683 .707 29.85 19.85 8 5 .615 Big Ten
25 Arkansas State .702 .512 .468 34.92 24.46 10 3 .769 Sun Belt
26 Northern Illinois .702 .607 .240 38.57 19.86 12 2 .857 MAC
27 Brigham Young .701 .665 .538 28.69 14.00 8 5 .615 Independent
28 Vanderbilt .698 .470 .577 30.00 18.69 9 4 .692 SEC
29 UCLA .697 .518 .704 34.43 27.57 9 5 .643 Pac 12
30 Cincinnati .696 .657 .390 32.31 18.46 10 3 .769 Big East
31 Baylor .689 .638 .704 44.46 37.23 8 5 .615 Big 12
32 Wisconsin .685 .763 .686 29.57 19.14 8 6 .571 Big Ten
33 Tulsa .680 .625 .394 34.71 23.64 11 3 .786 CUSA
34 Southern California .676 .753 .735 32.08 24.31 7 6 .538 Pac 12
35 Kent .674 .375 .367 33.07 24.50 11 3 .786 MAC
36 Central Florida .666 .534 .406 35.43 22.07 10 4 .714 CUSA
37 Penn State .663 .682 .526 29.08 19.08 8 4 .667 Big Ten
38 Arizona .658 .563 .680 38.15 35.31 8 5 .615 Pac 12
39 Rutgers .657 .597 .421 21.46 14.15 9 4 .692 Big East
40 Arizona State .656 .571 .536 38.38 24.31 8 5 .615 Pac 12
41 Michigan State .654 .712 .736 20.00 16.31 7 6 .538 Big Ten
42 Fresno State .648 .474 .380 37.92 23.85 9 4 .692 MWC
43 Texas Christian .642 .807 .678 28.31 22.62 7 6 .538 Big 12
44 Syracuse .635 .470 .579 30.00 24.77 8 5 .615 Big East
45 Texas Tech .635 .599 .589 37.46 31.77 8 5 .615 Big 12
46 Louisiana Tech .630 .543 .335 51.50 38.50 9 3 .750 WAC
47 Louisiana-Lafayette .627 .466 .393 35.46 28.08 9 4 .692 Sun Belt
48 Mississippi State .624 .622 .556 29.46 23.31 8 5 .615 SEC
49 Mississippi .623 .452 .633 31.46 27.62 7 6 .538 SEC
50 Ball State .621 .394 .480 33.62 32.00 9 4 .692 MAC
51 Washington .615 .555 .686 24.00 24.15 7 6 .538 Pac 12
52 San Diego State .611 .533 .351 32.85 24.38 9 4 .692 MWC
53 Toledo .608 .547 .421 31.54 28.38 9 4 .692 MAC
54 North Carolina .603 .605 .348 40.58 25.67 8 4 .667 ACC
55 Georgia Tech .589 .606 .620 33.57 28.29 7 7 .500 ACC
56 West Virginia .588 .717 .625 39.46 38.08 7 6 .538 Big 12
57 Virginia Tech .588 .769 .599 25.08 22.85 7 6 .538 ACC
58 Missouri .580 .719 .834 25.75 28.42 5 7 .417 SEC
59 Iowa State .578 .525 .715 24.54 23.92 6 7 .462 Big 12
60 Bowling Green State .576 .402 .347 22.92 16.77 8 5 .615 MAC
61 Miami (Florida) .574 .610 .573 31.42 30.50 7 5 .583 ACC
62 Louisiana-Monroe .570 .385 .414 33.85 29.15 8 5 .615 Sun Belt
63 Ohio .568 .546 .251 31.69 24.77 9 4 .692 MAC
64 Pittsburgh .566 .595 .514 26.62 21.08 6 7 .462 Big East
65 Navy .549 .559 .453 25.00 25.69 8 5 .615 Independent
66 Tennessee .549 .552 .648 36.17 35.67 5 7 .417 SEC
67 North Carolina State .547 .593 .448 28.08 25.62 7 6 .538 ACC
68 Southern Methodist .537 .532 .429 31.00 25.69 7 6 .538 CUSA
69 Middle Tennessee State .527 .328 .340 26.58 28.00 8 4 .667 Sun Belt
70 Western Kentucky .521 .351 .386 28.15 25.46 7 6 .538 Sun Belt
71 Purdue .517 .496 .530 28.69 31.23 6 7 .462 Big Ten
72 East Carolina .504 .501 .304 31.46 31.62 8 5 .615 CUSA
73 Utah .502 .670 .589 26.67 25.08 5 7 .417 Pac 12
74 Duke .492 .372 .559 31.54 36.00 6 7 .462 ACC
75 Nevada .488 .607 .298 37.85 33.77 7 6 .538 MWC
76 Rice .484 .394 .313 31.85 30.46 7 6 .538 CUSA
77 Minnesota .478 .416 .502 22.08 24.69 6 7 .462 Big Ten
78 Texas-San Antonio .478 .234 .165 31.17 28.75 8 4 .667 WAC
79 Arkansas .461 .767 .697 23.50 30.42 4 8 .333 SEC
80 Central Michigan .449 .398 .291 28.85 32.38 7 6 .538 MAC
81 Iowa .444 .642 .591 19.33 22.92 4 8 .333 Big Ten
82 Troy .436 .433 .396 30.58 30.50 5 7 .417 Sun Belt
83 Indiana .423 .335 .510 30.75 35.25 4 8 .333 Big Ten
84 California .421 .604 .735 23.00 33.08 3 9 .250 Pac 12
85 Connecticut .416 .543 .411 17.75 19.83 5 7 .417 Big East
86 Air Force .408 .586 .271 27.38 29.00 6 7 .462 MWC
87 Marshall .405 .487 .351 40.92 43.08 5 7 .417 CUSA
88 Auburn .404 .714 .732 18.67 28.33 3 9 .250 SEC
89 North Texas .398 .330 .514 20.92 27.83 4 8 .333 Sun Belt
90 Virginia .389 .508 .486 22.75 28.92 4 8 .333 ACC
91 Houston .387 .675 .334 32.42 36.00 5 7 .417 CUSA
92 South Florida .387 .560 .594 20.58 27.42 3 9 .250 Big East
93 Wake Forest .382 .494 .495 18.50 31.83 5 7 .417 ACC
94 Maryland .368 .444 .453 20.08 27.17 4 8 .333 ACC
95 Washington State .367 .388 .603 20.42 33.67 3 9 .250 Pac 12
96 Buffalo .363 .298 .456 21.25 28.50 4 8 .333 MAC
97 Miami (Ohio) .360 .400 .499 23.33 34.92 4 8 .333 MAC
98 Temple .360 .555 .432 24.73 31.18 4 7 .364 Big East
99 Kentucky .356 .499 .746 17.92 31.00 2 10 .167 SEC
100 Texas State .356 .234 .379 28.58 33.50 4 8 .333 WAC
101 Western Michigan .355 .486 .316 29.33 29.67 4 8 .333 MAC
102 Wyoming .340 .468 .356 26.83 33.42 4 8 .333 MWC
103 Florida International .339 .466 .469 25.00 31.67 3 9 .250 Sun Belt
104 Florida Atlantic .334 .270 .500 20.50 30.83 3 9 .250 Sun Belt
105 Memphis .332 .238 .320 24.42 30.25 4 8 .333 CUSA
106 Colorado State .322 .327 .355 21.17 30.25 4 8 .333 MWC
107 New Mexico .321 .228 .295 25.77 30.23 4 9 .308 MWC
108 Boston College .318 .513 .594 19.83 29.67 2 10 .167 ACC
109 Texas-El Paso .310 .411 .447 21.17 29.75 3 9 .250 CUSA
110 Alabama-Birmingham .305 .338 .378 28.25 37.50 3 9 .250 CUSA
111 Kansas .303 .415 .739 18.25 36.08 1 11 .083 Big 12
112 Illinois .281 .548 .587 16.67 32.08 2 10 .167 Big Ten
113 Hawaii .260 .505 .389 21.17 35.67 3 9 .250 MWC
114 Eastern Michigan .257 .323 .498 21.33 37.58 2 10 .167 MAC
115 Army .247 .377 .375 24.25 35.33 2 10 .167 Independent
116 South Alabama .246 .234 .400 18.46 29.46 2 11 .154 Sun Belt
117 Tulane .240 .258 .450 21.42 38.42 2 10 .167 CUSA
118 Nevada-Las Vegas .233 .308 .352 22.00 32.62 2 11 .154 MWC
119 Akron .232 .199 .437 26.08 35.67 1 11 .083 MAC
120 Colorado .229 .415 .650 17.83 46.00 1 11 .083 Pac 12
121 Wild Card U .226 .234 .669 12.87 42.02 10 98 .093  
122 Idaho .198 .341 .548 15.83 42.42 1 11 .083 WAC
123 Southern Mississippi .185 .658 .507 19.67 37.83 0 12 .000 CUSA
124 New Mexico State .163 .293 .388 18.67 39.42 1 11 .083 WAC
125 Massachusetts .156 .234 .439 12.67 40.17 1 11 .083 MAC

Conference PR PS SOS YTD Wins Losses Pct Teams
SEC .673 .668 .686 .686 111 68 .620 14
Big 12 .648 .670 .681 .681 75 54 .581 10
Pac 12 .611 .596 .674 .674 84 70 .545 12
Independent .599 .566 .528 .528 30 21 .588 4
Big Ten .595 .602 .592 .592 85 68 .556 12
Big East .555 .566 .468 .468 56 44 .560 8
ACC .536 .574 .515 .515 80 72 .526 12
WAC .478 .352 .375 .375 45 41 .523 7
Sun Belt .470 .378 .428 .428 59 66 .472 10
MAC .456 .401 .388 .388 81 84 .491 13
MWC .436 .488 .337 .337 59 68 .465 10
CUSA .420 .471 .386 .386 65 86 .430 12

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