2014 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 2013 season are listed below. Home field advantage was .538 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.656.

The average home field advantage equates to 2.70 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 Ohio State .904 .780 .801 44.80 22.00 14 1 .933 Big Ten
2 Oregon .878 .844 .819 45.40 23.60 13 2 .867 Pac 12
3 Alabama .869 .877 .796 36.93 18.43 12 2 .857 SEC
4 Texas Christian .848 .595 .518 46.46 19.00 12 1 .923 Big 12
5 Florida State .832 .843 .709 33.71 25.57 13 1 .929 ACC
6 Michigan State .814 .766 .587 43.00 21.54 11 2 .846 Big Ten
7 Georgia .803 .750 .674 41.31 20.69 10 3 .769 SEC
8 UCLA .797 .703 .865 33.46 28.08 10 3 .769 Pac 12
9 Georgia Tech .797 .619 .735 37.86 25.71 11 3 .786 ACC
10 Mississippi .796 .612 .832 28.31 16.00 9 4 .692 SEC
11 Boise State .779 .691 .609 39.71 26.79 12 2 .857 MWC
12 Baylor .779 .733 .490 48.23 25.54 11 2 .846 Big 12
13 Mississippi State .777 .638 .650 36.92 21.69 10 3 .769 SEC
14 Marshall .769 .538 .300 45.57 21.00 13 1 .929 CUSA
15 Clemson .764 .761 .610 30.85 16.69 10 3 .769 ACC
16 Missouri .764 .750 .705 27.79 21.07 11 3 .786 SEC
17 Wisconsin .763 .729 .627 34.57 20.79 11 3 .786 Big Ten
18 Arizona State .758 .704 .680 36.92 27.92 10 3 .769 Pac 12
19 Southern California .752 .738 .761 35.85 25.15 9 4 .692 Pac 12
20 Arizona .752 .652 .782 34.50 28.21 10 4 .714 Pac 12
21 Auburn .744 .709 .838 35.46 26.69 8 5 .615 SEC
22 Utah .729 .592 .728 31.31 24.92 9 4 .692 Pac 12
23 Arkansas .722 .511 .811 31.92 19.23 7 6 .538 SEC
24 Kansas State .715 .687 .607 35.77 23.15 9 4 .692 Big 12
25 Stanford .713 .834 .694 27.15 16.38 8 5 .615 Pac 12
26 Louisville .704 .709 .606 31.15 21.77 9 4 .692 ACC
27 Louisiana State .704 .801 .717 27.62 17.54 8 5 .615 SEC
28 Nebraska .694 .685 .570 37.77 26.38 9 4 .692 Big Ten
29 Texas A&M .682 .748 .721 35.23 28.38 8 5 .615 SEC
30 Memphis .680 .315 .351 36.23 19.46 10 3 .769 American
31 Notre Dame .680 .752 .724 32.85 29.15 8 5 .615 Independent
32 Oklahoma .675 .798 .641 36.38 25.92 8 5 .615 Big 12
33 Colorado State .671 .411 .430 33.92 25.08 10 3 .769 MWC
34 Air Force .658 .361 .389 31.46 24.15 10 3 .769 MWC
35 Minnesota .654 .521 .630 28.38 24.15 8 5 .615 Big Ten
36 Florida .652 .647 .628 30.25 21.08 7 5 .583 SEC
37 Utah State .648 .634 .437 26.93 19.71 10 4 .714 MWC
38 Louisiana Tech .647 .417 .514 37.36 24.71 9 5 .643 CUSA
39 Duke .643 .560 .408 32.38 21.77 9 4 .692 ACC
40 Tennessee .640 .538 .716 28.92 24.23 7 6 .538 SEC
41 West Virginia .640 .530 .676 33.46 27.62 7 6 .538 Big 12
42 Virginia Tech .638 .677 .630 24.08 20.15 7 6 .538 ACC
43 Cincinnati .631 .625 .424 34.00 27.23 9 4 .692 American
44 Northern Illinois .628 .668 .313 31.50 25.64 11 3 .786 MAC
45 North Carolina State .621 .464 .587 30.15 27.00 8 5 .615 ACC
46 Washington .621 .672 .599 30.21 24.79 8 6 .571 Pac 12
47 South Carolina .620 .809 .679 32.62 30.38 7 6 .538 SEC
48 Brigham Young .619 .677 .493 37.08 27.54 8 5 .615 Independent
49 Boston College .615 .490 .598 26.23 21.31 7 6 .538 ACC
50 Miami (Florida) .609 .631 .706 29.23 24.31 6 7 .462 ACC
51 Rutgers .608 .537 .643 26.69 30.15 8 5 .615 Big Ten
52 Central Florida .605 .688 .316 28.08 19.15 9 4 .692 American
53 Navy .602 .594 .501 31.85 27.31 8 5 .615 Independent
54 Georgia Southern .598 .239 .221 39.08 23.42 9 3 .750 Sun Belt
55 Penn State .591 .619 .582 20.62 18.62 7 6 .538 Big Ten
56 Maryland .589 .462 .657 28.46 30.15 7 6 .538 Big Ten
57 Louisiana-Lafayette .577 .565 .326 29.46 26.00 9 4 .692 Sun Belt
58 Western Kentucky .576 .491 .438 44.38 39.92 8 5 .615 CUSA
59 Toledo .574 .562 .300 36.62 30.46 9 4 .692 MAC
60 Oklahoma State .565 .775 .612 27.62 31.23 7 6 .538 Big 12
61 East Carolina .560 .581 .326 35.85 25.85 8 5 .615 American
62 Nevada .556 .473 .498 29.15 27.23 7 6 .538 MWC
63 Rice .554 .524 .419 28.77 28.46 8 5 .615 CUSA
64 Iowa .553 .598 .482 28.23 25.62 7 6 .538 Big Ten
65 North Carolina .552 .616 .691 33.23 39.00 6 7 .462 ACC
66 Texas .549 .678 .687 21.38 23.85 6 7 .462 Big 12
67 Houston .545 .580 .268 29.77 20.62 8 5 .615 American
68 Virginia .545 .394 .660 25.83 24.08 5 7 .417 ACC
69 California .542 .410 .674 38.25 39.75 5 7 .417 Pac 12
70 Western Michigan .540 .304 .287 33.77 24.92 8 5 .615 MAC
71 Pittsburgh .532 .594 .506 31.85 26.31 6 7 .462 ACC
72 Michigan .529 .650 .659 20.92 22.42 5 7 .417 Big Ten
73 San Diego State .517 .542 .345 25.00 19.85 7 6 .538 MWC
74 Illinois .517 .409 .638 25.92 34.00 6 7 .462 Big Ten
75 Kentucky .508 .390 .618 29.17 31.25 5 7 .417 SEC
76 Northwestern .502 .550 .586 23.00 25.17 5 7 .417 Big Ten
77 Oregon State .491 .633 .622 25.67 31.58 5 7 .417 Pac 12
78 Texas-El Paso .490 .279 .390 26.62 28.08 7 6 .538 CUSA
79 Alabama-Birmingham .488 .288 .398 33.17 29.92 6 6 .500 CUSA
80 Arkansas State .486 .580 .277 36.69 30.46 7 6 .538 Sun Belt
81 Temple .484 .369 .372 23.08 17.50 6 6 .500 American
82 Middle Tennessee State .480 .470 .434 31.58 31.50 6 6 .500 CUSA
83 Bowling Green State .480 .567 .326 30.00 33.50 8 6 .571 MAC
84 Fresno State .477 .622 .550 26.50 32.43 6 8 .429 MWC
85 Washington State .472 .491 .747 31.83 38.58 3 9 .250 Pac 12
86 Central Michigan .459 .399 .228 26.92 25.15 7 6 .538 MAC
87 Indiana .452 .449 .591 25.08 32.83 4 8 .333 Big Ten
88 Texas State .449 .339 .171 33.83 27.67 7 5 .583 Sun Belt
89 Old Dominion .447 .359 .366 32.67 38.00 6 6 .500 CUSA
90 Appalachian State .447 .239 .141 35.67 27.33 7 5 .583 Sun Belt
91 Texas Tech .438 .624 .607 30.50 41.25 4 8 .333 Big 12
92 South Alabama .420 .355 .354 22.54 26.38 6 7 .462 Sun Belt
93 Colorado .414 .371 .742 28.50 39.00 2 10 .167 Pac 12
94 New Mexico .402 .284 .494 27.67 35.92 4 8 .333 MWC
95 Wyoming .397 .385 .549 21.08 32.83 4 8 .333 MWC
96 Purdue .390 .374 .594 23.83 31.67 3 9 .250 Big Ten
97 Ohio .387 .508 .244 20.50 24.83 6 6 .500 MAC
98 Syracuse .386 .553 .632 17.08 24.33 3 9 .250 ACC
99 Ball State .369 .558 .219 27.67 27.17 5 7 .417 MAC
100 Wake Forest .357 .429 .585 14.83 26.33 3 9 .250 ACC
101 Texas-San Antonio .357 .436 .421 17.08 25.92 4 8 .333 CUSA
102 Kansas .356 .332 .612 17.83 33.25 3 9 .250 Big 12
103 Hawaii .356 .323 .404 20.92 26.85 4 9 .308 MWC
104 Akron .347 .301 .184 22.58 23.08 5 7 .417 MAC
105 Florida International .344 .262 .312 23.00 24.83 4 8 .333 CUSA
106 Louisiana-Monroe .343 .460 .356 20.08 26.25 4 8 .333 Sun Belt
107 Vanderbilt .340 .625 .599 17.17 33.25 3 9 .250 SEC
108 South Florida .336 .372 .409 17.17 27.00 4 8 .333 American
109 Iowa State .329 .456 .605 23.17 38.83 2 10 .167 Big 12
110 Buffalo .325 .424 .104 32.27 31.55 5 6 .455 MAC
111 San Jose State .323 .526 .485 19.33 29.42 3 9 .250 MWC
112 Southern Mississippi .321 .287 .531 19.00 35.42 3 9 .250 CUSA
113 Florida Atlantic .321 .389 .458 24.00 34.42 3 9 .250 CUSA
114 Tulane .317 .380 .503 16.00 28.42 3 9 .250 American
115 North Texas .313 .494 .254 27.17 29.83 4 8 .333 CUSA
116 Army .301 .291 .268 24.92 32.92 4 8 .333 Independent
117 Nevada-Las Vegas .280 .372 .514 21.92 38.46 2 11 .154 MWC
118 Tulsa .257 .484 .415 24.67 39.25 2 10 .167 American
119 Massachusetts .254 .171 .209 27.33 33.00 3 9 .250 MAC
120 Miami (Ohio) .250 .234 .328 22.33 31.83 2 10 .167 MAC
121 Troy .243 .451 .282 21.83 36.17 3 9 .250 Sun Belt
122 Connecticut .231 .383 .376 15.50 29.83 2 10 .167 American
123 Kent .226 .441 .335 16.36 29.00 2 9 .182 MAC
124 Wild Card U .221 .239 .610 14.63 43.14 8 100 .074  
125 Eastern Michigan .200 .243 .388 15.17 40.92 2 10 .167 MAC
126 New Mexico State .196 .218 .228 24.50 39.08 2 10 .167 Sun Belt
127 Georgia State .190 .174 .383 22.67 43.33 1 11 .083 Sun Belt
128 Southern Methodist .181 .465 .539 11.08 41.33 1 11 .083 American
129 Idaho .178 .237 .266 25.00 37.27 1 10 .091 Sun Belt

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Pct Teams
SEC .687 .672 .713 112 69 .619 14
Pac 12 .660 .637 .726 92 64 .590 12
ACC .614 .596 .619 103 78 .569 14
Big Ten .611 .581 .618 105 76 .580 14
Big 12 .589 .621 .606 69 58 .543 10
Independent .551 .578 .496 28 23 .549 4
MWC .505 .469 .475 79 77 .506 12
CUSA .470 .402 .403 81 82 .497 13
American .439 .477 .391 62 75 .453 11
MAC .388 .414 .266 73 88 .453 13
Sun Belt .375 .351 .273 56 78 .418 11

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