2017 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Power ratings for 2017 through the games of 11-18-17 are listed below. Home field advantage is .543 and the root for determining point spreads is 1.799.

The average home field advantage equates to 2.68 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 Wisconsin .927 .776 .734 .659 35.18 13.09 11 0 1.000 2 Big Ten
2 Alabama .925 .926 .632 .573 41.36 10.18 11 0 1.000 1 SEC
3 Clemson .891 .876 .792 .690 35.27 13.91 10 1 .909 2 ACC
4 Georgia .883 .698 .675 .665 35.27 14.36 10 1 .909 1 SEC
5 Notre Dame .865 .631 .873 .852 36.73 20.36 9 2 .818 1 Independent
6 Miami (Florida) .861 .680 .697 .621 33.70 17.70 10 0 1.000 2 ACC
7 Penn State .856 .698 .710 .719 39.36 16.64 9 2 .818 1 Big Ten
8 Ohio State .843 .859 .837 .712 44.91 19.82 9 2 .818 2 Big Ten
9 Oklahoma .838 .790 .593 .587 44.00 25.18 10 1 .909 1 Big 12
10 Auburn .830 .716 .697 .632 37.64 16.64 9 2 .818 1 SEC
11 Texas Christian .818 .647 .572 .635 33.55 15.09 9 2 .818 1 Big 12
12 Central Florida .808 .459 .411 .384 48.20 20.50 10 0 1.000 1 American
13 Southern California .806 .754 .731 .765 34.83 26.17 10 2 .833 0 Pac 12
14 Washington .801 .746 .593 .557 36.55 14.55 9 2 .818 1 Pac 12
15 Washington State .766 .620 .641 .594 33.00 22.91 9 2 .818 1 Pac 12
16 Boise State .765 .699 .577 .544 34.82 22.73 9 2 .818 1 MWC
17 Mississippi State .765 .642 .657 .684 32.45 19.45 8 3 .727 1 SEC
18 Michigan .765 .758 .750 .710 26.27 17.09 8 3 .727 1 Big Ten
19 Michigan State .758 .629 .800 .834 21.55 21.45 8 3 .727 1 Big Ten
20 Northwestern .758 .625 .668 .714 28.55 21.00 8 3 .727 1 Big Ten
21 Stanford .755 .773 .739 .693 31.82 20.73 8 3 .727 1 Pac 12
22 Virginia Tech .749 .683 .597 .584 30.45 14.73 8 3 .727 1 ACC
23 Oklahoma State .742 .711 .579 .653 45.18 31.27 8 3 .727 1 Big 12
24 Wake Forest .727 .488 .731 .757 34.64 25.91 7 4 .636 1 ACC
25 Louisiana State .725 .744 .624 .615 26.55 18.55 8 3 .727 1 SEC
26 Iowa .724 .666 .867 .888 25.82 20.45 6 5 .545 1 Big Ten
27 North Carolina State .722 .609 .740 .791 30.36 25.09 7 4 .636 1 ACC
28 San Diego State .722 .648 .419 .460 30.00 19.18 9 2 .818 1 MWC
29 Toledo .707 .644 .414 .411 38.82 26.82 9 2 .818 1 MAC
30 Memphis .705 .609 .383 .426 44.70 32.60 9 1 .900 1 American
31 Iowa State .703 .409 .637 .630 30.91 21.09 7 4 .636 1 Big 12
32 South Carolina .696 .560 .640 .578 25.36 19.64 8 3 .727 1 SEC
33 Florida Atlantic .693 .316 .456 .486 40.55 26.00 8 3 .727 2 CUSA
34 Louisville .685 .711 .660 .646 38.55 28.00 7 4 .636 1 ACC
35 Boston College .676 .519 .853 .870 24.73 23.27 6 5 .545 1 ACC
36 Fresno State .675 .339 .465 .417 27.73 17.27 8 3 .727 1 MWC
37 Texas A&M .661 .693 .650 .615 32.00 27.18 7 4 .636 1 SEC
38 Texas .658 .540 .641 .659 29.73 21.18 6 5 .545 1 Big 12
39 Northern Illinois .654 .530 .414 .392 30.73 19.91 8 3 .727 1 MAC
40 South Florida .652 .604 .237 .141 37.90 19.90 9 1 .900 1 American
41 Purdue .642 .383 .753 .775 23.55 18.91 5 6 .455 1 Big Ten
42 West Virginia .638 .664 .601 .538 36.73 29.09 7 4 .636 1 Big 12
43 Arizona .629 .529 .526 .499 42.91 33.36 7 4 .636 1 Pac 12
44 Ohio .628 .523 .310 .297 40.27 25.27 8 3 .727 1 MAC
45 Navy .627 .654 .675 .641 32.00 29.70 6 4 .600 2 American
46 Army .625 .410 .369 .338 31.18 21.64 8 3 .727 1 Independent
47 Arizona State .624 .578 .697 .703 31.00 31.36 6 5 .545 1 Pac 12
48 Oregon .620 .643 .644 .711 33.73 29.91 6 5 .545 1 Pac 12
49 Kentucky .619 .526 .599 .583 26.55 27.18 7 4 .636 1 SEC
50 North Texas .618 .350 .437 .424 38.18 35.00 8 3 .727 2 CUSA
51 Georgia Tech .608 .650 .697 .642 30.20 25.40 5 5 .500 1 ACC
52 Troy .605 .528 .212 .229 26.60 17.60 8 2 .800 2 Sun Belt
53 Florida State .605 .802 .801 .861 24.00 23.10 4 6 .400 2 ACC
54 UCLA .600 .606 .772 .800 34.09 37.64 5 6 .455 1 Pac 12
55 Wyoming .589 .457 .378 .433 22.82 17.64 7 4 .636 1 MWC
56 Southern Methodist .588 .391 .534 .553 40.09 35.27 6 5 .545 1 American
57 Missouri .588 .554 .542 .546 38.55 30.55 6 5 .545 1 SEC
58 Utah .587 .692 .624 .645 29.09 24.91 5 6 .455 1 Pac 12
59 Virginia .586 .412 .638 .611 26.00 28.18 6 5 .545 1 ACC
60 Indiana .582 .523 .708 .695 27.09 24.82 5 6 .455 1 Big Ten
61 Marshall .580 .487 .330 .326 26.27 18.45 7 4 .636 1 CUSA
62 Kansas State .576 .649 .530 .503 33.18 26.45 6 5 .545 1 Big 12
63 Colorado State .567 .548 .374 .391 33.83 27.50 7 5 .583 0 MWC
64 Houston .565 .674 .468 .454 28.80 23.90 6 4 .600 1 American
65 California .565 .560 .663 .654 27.82 27.73 5 6 .455 1 Pac 12
66 Syracuse .562 .470 .756 .757 28.64 31.27 4 7 .364 1 ACC
67 Duke .552 .537 .641 .604 25.27 20.55 5 6 .455 1 ACC
68 Central Michigan .549 .481 .403 .378 29.55 27.00 7 4 .636 1 MAC
69 Nebraska .549 .664 .819 .815 26.82 34.64 4 7 .364 1 Big Ten
70 Texas Tech .548 .533 .650 .628 35.00 32.55 5 6 .455 1 Big 12
71 Minnesota .547 .629 .691 .625 24.09 22.09 5 6 .455 1 Big Ten
72 Western Michigan .546 .650 .461 .411 36.09 28.27 6 5 .545 1 MAC
73 Maryland .538 .499 .899 .870 26.00 34.45 4 7 .364 1 Big Ten
74 Utah State .534 .488 .450 .449 30.64 26.00 6 5 .545 1 MWC
75 Akron .529 .414 .464 .528 23.18 25.73 6 5 .545 1 MAC
76 Colorado .526 .578 .598 .589 27.64 27.64 5 6 .455 1 Pac 12
77 Florida .522 .724 .721 .738 22.10 26.20 4 6 .400 1 SEC
78 Mississippi .515 .681 .626 .580 33.00 35.18 5 6 .455 1 SEC
79 Southern Mississippi .512 .485 .237 .191 30.73 22.64 7 4 .636 1 CUSA
80 Alabama-Birmingham .497 .233 .113 .164 29.73 25.91 7 4 .636 1 CUSA
81 Tulane .494 .355 .537 .518 26.55 28.09 5 6 .455 1 American
82 Arkansas .485 .650 .702 .717 27.27 35.09 4 7 .364 1 SEC
83 Temple .481 .617 .502 .526 23.18 28.18 5 6 .455 1 American
84 Pittsburgh .481 .650 .670 .618 23.91 27.73 4 7 .364 1 ACC
85 Eastern Michigan .479 .363 .467 .519 25.36 22.64 4 7 .364 1 MAC
86 Florida International .476 .341 .309 .334 22.60 28.00 6 4 .600 2 CUSA
87 Texas-San Antonio .473 .408 .180 .154 25.30 16.70 6 4 .600 1 CUSA
88 Buffalo .471 .303 .405 .382 28.27 24.91 5 6 .455 1 MAC
89 Appalachian State .470 .619 .186 .183 30.70 23.90 6 4 .600 2 Sun Belt
90 Tennessee .470 .704 .675 .715 19.45 27.91 4 7 .364 1 SEC
91 Air Force .469 .602 .570 .584 30.82 32.18 4 7 .364 1 MWC
92 Arkansas State .465 .564 .152 .090 36.89 21.33 6 3 .667 2 Sun Belt
93 Rutgers .461 .413 .732 .711 19.00 27.27 4 7 .364 1 Big Ten
94 Vanderbilt .460 .527 .632 .648 23.00 32.00 4 7 .364 1 SEC
95 Louisiana Tech .458 .586 .361 .369 29.55 28.55 5 6 .455 1 CUSA
96 North Carolina .441 .662 .713 .684 25.91 31.09 3 8 .273 1 ACC
97 Nevada-Las Vegas .438 .353 .329 .337 30.00 32.55 5 6 .455 1 MWC
98 Western Kentucky .431 .676 .197 .170 27.00 25.55 6 5 .545 1 CUSA
99 Middle Tennessee State .426 .518 .322 .341 23.27 25.55 5 6 .455 1 CUSA
100 Miami (Ohio) .420 .349 .362 .403 24.09 25.64 4 7 .364 1 MAC
101 Old Dominion .400 .496 .342 .340 21.64 30.82 5 6 .455 1 CUSA
102 Georgia State .391 .333 .108 .111 21.89 25.00 6 3 .667 2 Sun Belt
103 Tulsa .378 .550 .587 .615 30.00 37.00 2 9 .182 1 American
104 Cincinnati .373 .493 .529 .577 20.82 32.82 3 8 .273 1 American
105 Nevada .372 .432 .583 .619 28.64 35.55 2 9 .182 1 MWC
106 Louisiana-Monroe .371 .348 .348 .297 34.70 38.30 4 6 .400 2 Sun Belt
107 Massachusetts .364 .293 .269 .250 29.27 29.00 4 7 .364 1 Independent
108 Louisiana-Lafayette .363 .455 .180 .192 30.00 38.30 5 5 .500 2 Sun Belt
109 Connecticut .359 .350 .524 .551 23.82 39.36 3 8 .273 1 American
110 Brigham Young .355 .661 .563 .602 16.00 25.08 3 9 .250 1 Independent
111 Illinois .353 .434 .718 .696 16.18 30.55 2 9 .182 1 Big Ten
112 New Mexico State .348 .299 .186 .228 31.60 33.90 4 6 .400 2 Sun Belt
113 New Mexico .341 .496 .530 .484 21.64 31.55 3 8 .273 1 MWC
114 South Alabama .340 .428 .261 .269 20.09 26.91 4 7 .364 1 Sun Belt
115 East Carolina .330 .454 .525 .481 26.00 42.73 3 8 .273 1 American
116 Hawaii .320 .389 .394 .429 23.00 34.27 3 8 .273 1 MWC
117 Oregon State .316 .470 .744 .738 21.64 40.64 1 10 .091 1 Pac 12
118 Bowling Green State .310 .484 .546 .551 24.82 38.36 2 9 .182 1 MAC
119 Baylor .305 .666 .647 .592 24.55 35.09 1 10 .091 1 Big 12
120 Idaho .287 .435 .252 .243 21.70 28.20 3 7 .300 2 Sun Belt
121 Kansas .257 .299 .688 .653 18.82 42.09 1 10 .091 1 Big 12
122 Kent .249 .317 .581 .579 12.64 36.09 2 9 .182 1 MAC
123 Ball State .245 .379 .439 .466 18.91 41.82 2 9 .182 1 MAC
124 Wild Card U .229 .233 .625 .655 14.65 42.20 9 89 .092 0  
125 Coastal Carolina .217 .233 .185 .232 23.27 35.55 2 9 .182 1 Sun Belt
126 Rice .194 .377 .473 .459 16.45 36.27 1 10 .091 1 CUSA
127 Texas State .193 .300 .276 .229 18.00 31.00 2 9 .182 1 Sun Belt
128 San Jose State .192 .410 .534 .531 15.50 43.75 1 11 .083 1 MWC
129 Georgia Southern .191 .503 .322 .363 19.90 33.40 1 9 .100 2 Sun Belt
130 Charlotte .166 .281 .408 .371 14.36 32.91 1 10 .091 1 CUSA
131 Texas-El Paso .138 .336 .494 .490 12.18 37.55 0 11 .000 1 CUSA

Conference PR PS SOS YTD Wins Losses Pct Teams
Big Ten .665 .611 .763 .744 88 66 .571 14
SEC .653 .668 .648 .635 95 58 .621 14
ACC .653 .625 .713 .696 86 65 .570 14
Pac 12 .633 .629 .664 .662 76 57 .571 12
Big 12 .608 .591 .614 .608 60 50 .545 10
Independent .552 .499 .518 .511 24 21 .533 4
American .530 .518 .493 .489 67 60 .528 12
MWC .499 .488 .467 .473 64 70 .478 12
MAC .482 .453 .439 .443 63 69 .477 12
CUSA .433 .421 .333 .330 72 80 .474 14
Sun Belt .353 .420 .222 .222 51 70 .421 12


Last Updated on 11/19/17
By James Howell
Email: cfootball@jhowell.net