2017 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Pre-season power ratings for 2017 are listed below. Home field advantage is expected to be .53* and the root for determining point spreads is expected to be 1.522.

The average home field advantage equates to 2.92 points.

KEY: PR=Power Rating, PS=Pre-season power rating, SOS=strength of schedule, YTD=year-to-date strength of schedule, PF=points scored per game, PA=points allowed per game, Left=number of games remaining


Rank Team PR PS SOS YTD PF PA Wins Losses Pct Left Conference
1 Alabama .926 .926 .700       0 0   12 SEC
2 Clemson .876 .876 .600       0 0   12 ACC
3 Ohio State .859 .859 .614       0 0   12 Big Ten
4 Florida State .802 .802 .681       0 0   12 ACC
5 Oklahoma .790 .790 .583       0 0   12 Big 12
6 Wisconsin .776 .776 .577       0 0   12 Big Ten
7 Stanford .773 .773 .718       0 0   12 Pac 12
8 Michigan .758 .758 .702       0 0   12 Big Ten
9 Southern California .754 .754 .697       0 0   12 Pac 12
10 Washington .746 .746 .550       0 0   12 Pac 12
11 Louisiana State .744 .744 .771       0 0   12 SEC
12 Florida .724 .724 .650       0 0   12 SEC
13 Auburn .716 .716 .755       0 0   12 SEC
14 Oklahoma State .711 .711 .630       0 0   12 Big 12
15 Louisville .711 .711 .527       0 0   12 ACC
16 Tennessee .704 .704 .631       0 0   12 SEC
17 Boise State .699 .699 .505       0 0   12 MWC
18 Georgia .698 .698 .669       0 0   12 SEC
19 Penn State .698 .698 .648       0 0   12 Big Ten
20 Texas A&M .693 .693 .730       0 0   12 SEC
21 Utah .692 .692 .667       0 0   12 Pac 12
22 Virginia Tech .683 .683 .627       0 0   12 ACC
23 Mississippi .681 .681 .659       0 0   12 SEC
24 Miami (Florida) .680 .680 .631       0 0   12 ACC
25 Western Kentucky .676 .676 .256       0 0   12 CUSA
26 Houston .674 .674 .465       0 0   12 American
27 Baylor .666 .666 .528       0 0   12 Big 12
28 Iowa .666 .666 .629       0 0   12 Big Ten
29 Nebraska .664 .664 .695       0 0   12 Big Ten
30 West Virginia .664 .664 .576       0 0   12 Big 12
31 North Carolina .662 .662 .617       0 0   12 ACC
32 Brigham Young .661 .661 .489       0 0   13 Independent
33 Navy .654 .654 .485       0 0   12 American
34 Arkansas .650 .650 .620       0 0   12 SEC
35 Western Michigan .650 .650 .365       0 0   12 MAC
36 Pittsburgh .650 .650 .590       0 0   12 ACC
37 Georgia Tech .650 .650 .664       0 0   12 ACC
38 Kansas State .649 .649 .510       0 0   12 Big 12
39 San Diego State .648 .648 .419       0 0   12 MWC
40 Texas Christian .647 .647 .565       0 0   12 Big 12
41 Toledo .644 .644 .410       0 0   12 MAC
42 Oregon .643 .643 .629       0 0   12 Pac 12
43 Mississippi State .642 .642 .731       0 0   12 SEC
44 Notre Dame .631 .631 .731       0 0   12 Independent
45 Minnesota .629 .629 .591       0 0   12 Big Ten
46 Michigan State .629 .629 .727       0 0   12 Big Ten
47 Northwestern .625 .625 .609       0 0   12 Big Ten
48 Washington State .620 .620 .666       0 0   12 Pac 12
49 Appalachian State .619 .619 .196       0 0   12 Sun Belt
50 Temple .617 .617 .431       0 0   12 American
51 Memphis .609 .609 .334       0 0   12 American
52 North Carolina State .609 .609 .675       0 0   12 ACC
53 UCLA .606 .606 .764       0 0   12 Pac 12
54 South Florida .604 .604 .318       0 0   12 American
55 Air Force .602 .602 .493       0 0   12 MWC
56 Louisiana Tech .586 .586 .259       0 0   12 CUSA
57 Colorado .578 .578 .585       0 0   12 Pac 12
58 Arizona State .578 .578 .698       0 0   12 Pac 12
59 Arkansas State .564 .564 .283       0 0   12 Sun Belt
60 South Carolina .560 .560 .720       0 0   12 SEC
61 California .560 .560 .718       0 0   12 Pac 12
62 Missouri .554 .554 .550       0 0   12 SEC
63 Tulsa .550 .550 .574       0 0   12 American
64 Colorado State .548 .548 .490       0 0   12 MWC
65 Texas .540 .540 .659       0 0   12 Big 12
66 Duke .537 .537 .642       0 0   12 ACC
67 Texas Tech .533 .533 .629       0 0   12 Big 12
68 Northern Illinois .530 .530 .402       0 0   12 MAC
69 Arizona .529 .529 .608       0 0   12 Pac 12
70 Troy .528 .528 .303       0 0   12 Sun Belt
71 Vanderbilt .527 .527 .741       0 0   12 SEC
72 Kentucky .526 .526 .628       0 0   12 SEC
73 Indiana .523 .523 .611       0 0   12 Big Ten
74 Ohio .523 .523 .181       0 0   12 MAC
75 Boston College .519 .519 .668       0 0   12 ACC
76 Middle Tennessee State .518 .518 .318       0 0   12 CUSA
77 Georgia Southern .503 .503 .325       0 0   12 Sun Belt
78 Maryland .499 .499 .689       0 0   12 Big Ten
79 New Mexico .496 .496 .445       0 0   12 MWC
80 Old Dominion .496 .496 .312       0 0   12 CUSA
81 Cincinnati .493 .493 .405       0 0   12 American
82 Wake Forest .488 .488 .686       0 0   12 ACC
83 Utah State .488 .488 .492       0 0   12 MWC
84 Marshall .487 .487 .322       0 0   12 CUSA
85 Southern Mississippi .485 .485 .247       0 0   12 CUSA
86 Bowling Green State .484 .484 .372       0 0   12 MAC
87 Central Michigan .481 .481 .331       0 0   12 MAC
88 Oregon State .470 .470 .697       0 0   12 Pac 12
89 Syracuse .470 .470 .701       0 0   12 ACC
90 Central Florida .459 .459 .430       0 0   12 American
91 Wyoming .457 .457 .416       0 0   12 MWC
92 Louisiana-Lafayette .455 .455 .409       0 0   12 Sun Belt
93 East Carolina .454 .454 .527       0 0   12 American
94 Idaho .435 .435 .275       0 0   12 Sun Belt
95 Illinois .434 .434 .681       0 0   12 Big Ten
96 Nevada .432 .432 .486       0 0   12 MWC
97 South Alabama .428 .428 .403       0 0   12 Sun Belt
98 Akron .414 .414 .374       0 0   12 MAC
99 Rutgers .413 .413 .612       0 0   12 Big Ten
100 Virginia .412 .412 .623       0 0   12 ACC
101 Army .410 .410 .367       0 0   12 Independent
102 San Jose State .410 .410 .468       0 0   13 MWC
103 Iowa State .409 .409 .622       0 0   12 Big 12
104 Texas-San Antonio .408 .408 .298       0 0   12 CUSA
105 Southern Methodist .391 .391 .435       0 0   12 American
106 Hawaii .389 .389 .357       0 0   12 MWC
107 Purdue .383 .383 .702       0 0   12 Big Ten
108 Ball State .379 .379 .333       0 0   12 MAC
109 Rice .377 .377 .415       0 0   12 CUSA
110 Eastern Michigan .363 .363 .413       0 0   12 MAC
111 Tulane .355 .355 .500       0 0   12 American
112 Nevada-Las Vegas .353 .353 .455       0 0   12 MWC
113 Connecticut .350 .350 .428       0 0   12 American
114 North Texas .350 .350 .256       0 0   12 CUSA
115 Miami (Ohio) .349 .349 .290       0 0   12 MAC
116 Louisiana-Monroe .348 .348 .472       0 0   12 Sun Belt
117 Florida International .341 .341 .296       0 0   12 CUSA
118 Fresno State .339 .339 .548       0 0   12 MWC
119 Texas-El Paso .336 .336 .412       0 0   12 CUSA
120 Georgia State .333 .333 .298       0 0   12 Sun Belt
121 Kent .317 .317 .489       0 0   12 MAC
122 Florida Atlantic .316 .316 .406       0 0   12 CUSA
123 Buffalo .303 .303 .316       0 0   12 MAC
124 Texas State .300 .300 .280       0 0   12 Sun Belt
125 New Mexico State .299 .299 .456       0 0   12 Sun Belt
126 Kansas .299 .299 .618       0 0   12 Big 12
127 Massachusetts .293 .293 .503       0 0   12 Independent
128 Charlotte .281 .281 .294       0 0   12 CUSA
129 Wild Card U .233 .233 .607       0 0   98  
130 Alabama-Birmingham .233 .233 .247       0 0   12 CUSA
131 Coastal Carolina .233 .233 .274       0 0   12 Sun Belt

Conference PR PS SOS YTD Wins Losses Pct Teams
SEC .668 .668 .682   0 0   14
Pac 12 .629 .629 .666   0 0   12
ACC .625 .625 .638   0 0   14
Big Ten .611 .611 .649   0 0   14
Big 12 .591 .591 .592   0 0   10
American .518 .518 .444   0 0   12
Independent .499 .499 .522   0 0   4
MWC .488 .488 .464   0 0   12
MAC .453 .453 .356   0 0   12
CUSA .421 .421 .310   0 0   14
Sun Belt .420 .420 .331   0 0   12


Last Updated on 05/11/17
By James Howell
Email: cfootball@jhowell.net