2016 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for 2016 are listed below. Home field advantage was .531 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.242.

The average home field advantage equates to 2.91 points.

KEY: PR=Power Rating, PS=Pre-season power rating, SOS=strength of schedule, PF=points scored per game, PA=points allowed per game


Rank Team PR PS SOS PF PA Wins Losses Pct Conference
1 Alabama .939 .913 .885 38.80 13.00 14 1 .933 SEC
2 Clemson .921 .831 .899 39.20 18.00 14 1 .933 ACC
3 Ohio State .851 .867 .766 39.38 15.46 11 2 .846 Big Ten
4 Washington .828 .664 .664 41.79 17.71 12 2 .857 Pac 12
5 Michigan .810 .705 .678 40.31 14.08 10 3 .769 Big Ten
6 Florida State .798 .806 .801 35.08 25.00 10 3 .769 ACC
7 Wisconsin .796 .755 .737 28.36 15.57 11 3 .786 Big Ten
8 Oklahoma .789 .791 .660 43.92 28.85 11 2 .846 Big 12
9 Penn State .777 .618 .721 37.57 25.43 11 3 .786 Big Ten
10 Western Michigan .772 .529 .389 41.57 19.79 13 1 .929 MAC
11 Southern California .768 .740 .731 34.38 24.23 10 3 .769 Pac 12
12 Florida .746 .703 .738 23.92 16.77 9 4 .692 SEC
13 Auburn .737 .694 .770 31.23 17.08 8 5 .615 SEC
14 Colorado .736 .420 .723 31.07 21.71 10 4 .714 Pac 12
15 Virginia Tech .735 .630 .657 35.00 22.79 10 4 .714 ACC
16 Louisville .734 .687 .638 42.54 23.77 9 4 .692 ACC
17 Miami (Florida) .731 .629 .645 34.31 18.54 9 4 .692 ACC
18 Stanford .731 .815 .660 26.31 20.38 10 3 .769 Pac 12
19 Tennessee .728 .681 .753 36.38 28.85 9 4 .692 SEC
20 Louisiana State .726 .763 .750 28.33 15.75 8 4 .667 SEC
21 Oklahoma State .724 .698 .568 38.62 26.54 10 3 .769 Big 12
22 Western Kentucky .714 .639 .454 45.50 24.57 11 3 .786 CUSA
23 South Florida .713 .494 .448 43.77 31.62 11 2 .846 American
24 Appalachian State .712 .526 .506 29.23 17.85 10 3 .769 Sun Belt
25 West Virginia .704 .623 .569 31.15 24.00 10 3 .769 Big 12
26 Boise State .702 .696 .536 33.77 23.31 10 3 .769 MWC
27 Georgia Tech .693 .606 .672 28.23 24.46 9 4 .692 ACC
28 Troy .693 .362 .437 33.69 22.08 10 3 .769 Sun Belt
29 Texas A&M .687 .699 .663 34.85 24.54 8 5 .615 SEC
30 San Diego State .684 .611 .374 35.21 20.21 11 3 .786 MWC
31 Pittsburgh .681 .619 .674 40.92 35.23 8 5 .615 ACC
32 Kansas State .678 .619 .563 32.23 22.31 9 4 .692 Big 12
33 Temple .677 .557 .464 32.36 18.43 10 4 .714 American
34 Nebraska .670 .659 .617 26.54 23.92 9 4 .692 Big Ten
35 Utah .669 .715 .568 29.85 23.92 9 4 .692 Pac 12
36 Minnesota .667 .591 .553 29.31 22.08 9 4 .692 Big Ten
37 Tulsa .666 .434 .426 42.46 29.85 10 3 .769 American
38 Houston .663 .685 .496 35.85 23.46 9 4 .692 American
39 Washington State .661 .580 .619 38.15 26.38 8 5 .615 Pac 12
40 Air Force .657 .547 .399 35.15 26.23 10 3 .769 MWC
41 Brigham Young .654 .668 .472 29.54 19.54 9 4 .692 Independent
42 North Carolina .654 .671 .624 32.31 24.92 8 5 .615 ACC
43 Iowa .643 .689 .590 24.92 18.85 8 5 .615 Big Ten
44 North Carolina State .643 .575 .683 27.00 22.77 7 6 .538 ACC
45 Toledo .641 .647 .428 38.00 25.69 9 4 .692 MAC
46 Georgia .638 .758 .657 24.54 24.00 8 5 .615 SEC
47 Arkansas .626 .675 .705 30.31 31.08 7 6 .538 SEC
48 Navy .624 .684 .547 37.93 31.00 9 5 .643 American
49 Old Dominion .623 .368 .333 35.08 27.23 10 3 .769 CUSA
50 Memphis .619 .599 .517 38.85 28.85 8 5 .615 American
51 Northwestern .614 .636 .648 26.00 22.23 7 6 .538 Big Ten
52 Louisiana Tech .603 .569 .445 44.29 33.57 9 5 .643 CUSA
53 Kentucky .602 .450 .679 30.00 31.31 7 6 .538 SEC
54 Mississippi .597 .766 .757 32.58 34.00 5 7 .417 SEC
55 Idaho .596 .275 .451 30.77 31.31 9 4 .692 Sun Belt
56 Wyoming .591 .322 .584 35.93 34.07 8 6 .571 MWC
57 Baylor .582 .750 .534 34.62 29.00 7 6 .538 Big 12
58 Colorado State .582 .514 .550 35.31 29.00 7 6 .538 MWC
59 New Mexico .579 .412 .356 35.31 31.46 9 4 .692 MWC
60 Wake Forest .578 .398 .612 20.38 22.15 7 6 .538 ACC
61 Vanderbilt .576 .478 .721 23.00 24.00 6 7 .462 SEC
62 Arkansas State .568 .561 .378 27.31 21.46 8 5 .615 Sun Belt
63 Mississippi State .557 .728 .660 30.38 31.77 6 7 .462 SEC
64 Army .554 .267 .325 29.92 19.85 8 5 .615 Independent
65 Boston College .549 .490 .581 20.38 25.00 7 6 .538 ACC
66 Texas Christian .539 .755 .575 31.00 28.00 6 7 .462 Big 12
67 Ohio .538 .508 .372 26.29 22.64 8 6 .571 MAC
68 Indiana .536 .510 .601 25.77 28.62 6 7 .462 Big Ten
69 South Carolina .534 .587 .659 20.77 26.46 6 7 .462 SEC
70 Middle Tennessee State .532 .504 .328 39.69 35.77 8 5 .615 CUSA
71 California .531 .588 .685 37.08 42.58 5 7 .417 Pac 12
72 Southern Mississippi .521 .449 .410 32.85 29.54 7 6 .538 CUSA
73 Eastern Michigan .519 .208 .432 29.62 29.85 7 6 .538 MAC
74 Central Florida .517 .402 .486 28.77 24.62 6 7 .462 American
75 Maryland .505 .494 .579 25.77 29.54 6 7 .462 Big Ten
76 Texas .503 .577 .555 31.92 31.50 5 7 .417 Big 12
77 Notre Dame .501 .761 .639 30.92 27.83 4 8 .333 Independent
78 Texas Tech .499 .567 .554 43.67 43.50 5 7 .417 Big 12
79 Arizona State .492 .663 .599 33.33 39.83 5 7 .417 Pac 12
80 UCLA .491 .720 .682 24.92 27.50 4 8 .333 Pac 12
81 Oregon .489 .797 .674 35.42 41.42 4 8 .333 Pac 12
82 Missouri .486 .622 .662 31.42 31.50 4 8 .333 SEC
83 Georgia Southern .483 .524 .511 26.58 26.50 5 7 .417 Sun Belt
84 Texas-San Antonio .480 .336 .426 29.15 27.92 6 7 .462 CUSA
85 Oregon State .480 .460 .665 26.17 30.50 4 8 .333 Pac 12
86 Duke .477 .597 .652 23.33 28.17 4 8 .333 ACC
87 Central Michigan .471 .492 .450 26.31 30.31 6 7 .462 MAC
88 Hawaii .471 .307 .453 28.29 37.29 7 7 .500 MWC
89 South Alabama .469 .388 .421 25.38 27.00 6 7 .462 Sun Belt
90 Louisiana-Lafayette .467 .443 .432 23.62 25.31 6 7 .462 Sun Belt
91 Syracuse .466 .474 .703 25.67 38.58 4 8 .333 ACC
92 Southern Methodist .461 .321 .548 27.67 36.25 5 7 .417 American
93 Northern Illinois .453 .607 .435 30.50 30.33 5 7 .417 MAC
94 Michigan State .439 .818 .635 24.08 27.75 3 9 .250 Big Ten
95 Miami (Ohio) .438 .260 .329 22.85 23.77 6 7 .462 MAC
96 Arizona .414 .644 .669 24.75 38.33 3 9 .250 Pac 12
97 North Texas .404 .296 .435 24.77 32.62 5 8 .385 CUSA
98 Akron .402 .425 .396 27.42 33.58 5 7 .417 MAC
99 Iowa State .402 .417 .554 27.67 31.33 3 9 .250 Big 12
100 Tulane .396 .314 .478 24.08 27.67 4 8 .333 American
101 Utah State .395 .580 .576 23.92 29.33 3 9 .250 MWC
102 Cincinnati .385 .601 .487 19.33 26.92 4 8 .333 American
103 East Carolina .381 .528 .545 27.00 36.08 3 9 .250 American
104 Nevada-Las Vegas .380 .327 .416 31.58 36.75 4 8 .333 MWC
105 Illinois .379 .490 .627 19.67 31.92 3 9 .250 Big Ten
106 Louisiana-Monroe .377 .318 .505 23.33 39.08 4 8 .333 Sun Belt
107 San Jose State .375 .444 .453 24.42 34.67 4 8 .333 MWC
108 Purdue .372 .394 .555 24.58 38.25 3 9 .250 Big Ten
109 Nevada .370 .494 .271 25.42 29.00 5 7 .417 MWC
110 Georgia State .362 .304 .484 19.92 26.58 3 9 .250 Sun Belt
111 Ball State .359 .399 .334 27.00 30.08 4 8 .333 MAC
112 Bowling Green State .358 .610 .414 24.83 38.33 4 8 .333 MAC
113 Virginia .354 .470 .601 22.50 33.75 2 10 .167 ACC
114 New Mexico State .354 .243 .540 24.83 38.83 3 9 .250 Sun Belt
115 Florida International .354 .329 .371 25.50 34.83 4 8 .333 CUSA
116 Charlotte .353 .208 .380 25.17 34.58 4 8 .333 CUSA
117 Marshall .329 .645 .414 26.42 35.25 3 9 .250 CUSA
118 Kent .327 .308 .419 20.58 28.67 3 9 .250 MAC
119 Rutgers .326 .500 .684 15.67 37.50 2 10 .167 Big Ten
120 Kansas .325 .273 .604 20.25 37.33 2 10 .167 Big 12
121 Massachusetts .322 .264 .538 23.33 35.50 2 10 .167 Independent
122 Texas-El Paso .320 .352 .295 26.33 34.92 4 8 .333 CUSA
123 Rice .317 .436 .416 25.25 37.33 3 9 .250 CUSA
124 Connecticut .305 .395 .430 14.83 28.08 3 9 .250 American
125 Florida Atlantic .293 .339 .362 26.42 39.75 3 9 .250 CUSA
126 Texas State .259 .341 .485 18.58 41.08 2 10 .167 Sun Belt
127 Fresno State .246 .432 .481 17.67 30.92 1 11 .083 MWC
128 Wild Card U .246 .221 .589 14.90 43.50 10 103 .088  
129 Buffalo .218 .388 .327 16.50 32.33 2 10 .167 MAC

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Pct Teams
SEC .656 .680 .718 105 76 .580 14
ACC .644 .606 .674 108 74 .593 14
Pac 12 .607 .651 .662 84 68 .553 12
Big Ten .599 .623 .642 99 81 .550 14
Big 12 .574 .607 .574 68 58 .540 10
American .534 .501 .489 82 71 .536 12
Independent .508 .490 .493 23 27 .460 4
MWC .503 .474 .454 79 75 .513 12
Sun Belt .485 .390 .468 66 72 .478 11
MAC .458 .448 .394 72 80 .474 12
CUSA .450 .421 .390 77 88 .467 13

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