2017 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for 2017 are listed below. Home field advantage is .535 and the root for determining point spreads is 1.574.

The average home field advantage equates to 2.52 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 .916 .926 .749 .749 37.07 11.93 13 1 .929 0 SEC
2 Wisconsin .899 .776 .738 .738 33.79 13.93 13 1 .929 0 Big Ten
3 Georgia .892 .698 .842 .842 35.40 16.40 13 2 .867 0 SEC
4 Ohio State .883 .859 .829 .829 41.14 19.00 12 2 .857 0 Big Ten
5 Clemson .880 .876 .797 .797 33.29 13.57 12 2 .857 0 ACC
6 Penn State .866 .698 .725 .725 41.08 16.46 11 2 .846 0 Big Ten
7 Central Florida .860 .459 .534 .534 48.23 25.31 13 0 1.000 0 American
8 Oklahoma .845 .790 .727 .727 45.14 27.07 12 2 .857 0 Big 12
9 Notre Dame .828 .631 .862 .862 34.23 21.46 10 3 .769 0 Independent
10 Auburn .811 .716 .809 .809 33.86 18.50 10 4 .714 0 SEC
11 Texas Christian .788 .647 .680 .680 33.57 19.00 11 3 .786 0 Big 12
12 Michigan State .775 .629 .768 .768 24.54 20.00 10 3 .769 0 Big Ten
13 Washington .772 .746 .575 .575 36.23 16.08 10 3 .769 0 Pac 12
14 Miami (Florida) .772 .680 .714 .714 29.08 21.00 10 3 .769 0 ACC
15 Southern California .760 .754 .737 .737 32.57 26.14 11 3 .786 0 Pac 12
16 Northwestern .758 .625 .661 .661 29.23 20.08 10 3 .769 0 Big Ten
17 Iowa .751 .666 .853 .853 28.23 19.92 8 5 .615 0 Big Ten
18 Oklahoma State .750 .711 .614 .614 45.00 29.38 10 3 .769 0 Big 12
19 Boise State .738 .699 .584 .584 32.50 22.86 11 3 .786 0 MWC
20 Mississippi State .727 .642 .663 .663 32.00 20.92 9 4 .692 0 SEC
21 North Carolina State .726 .609 .720 .720 32.23 25.23 9 4 .692 0 ACC
22 Stanford .725 .773 .753 .753 32.36 22.71 9 5 .643 0 Pac 12
23 Virginia Tech .722 .683 .586 .586 28.15 14.77 9 4 .692 0 ACC
24 Florida Atlantic .715 .316 .447 .447 40.57 22.71 11 3 .786 0 CUSA
25 Louisiana State .714 .744 .642 .642 27.23 18.92 9 4 .692 0 SEC
26 Michigan .704 .758 .740 .740 25.23 18.85 8 5 .615 0 Big Ten
27 Memphis .704 .609 .501 .501 45.54 32.46 10 3 .769 0 American
28 Wake Forest .695 .488 .737 .737 35.31 28.31 8 5 .615 0 ACC
29 Iowa State .692 .409 .669 .669 29.23 20.92 8 5 .615 0 Big 12
30 Fresno State .686 .339 .514 .514 27.14 17.93 10 4 .714 0 MWC
31 Troy .685 .528 .285 .285 31.54 18.46 11 2 .846 0 Sun Belt
32 South Carolina .684 .560 .639 .639 24.23 20.69 9 4 .692 0 SEC
33 Washington State .677 .620 .605 .605 30.31 25.77 9 4 .692 0 Pac 12
34 Louisville .674 .711 .647 .647 38.08 27.38 8 5 .615 0 ACC
35 San Diego State .674 .648 .412 .412 30.77 20.23 10 3 .769 0 MWC
36 Army .670 .410 .423 .423 30.69 22.00 10 3 .769 0 Independent
37 South Florida .669 .604 .289 .289 38.25 23.50 10 2 .833 0 American
38 Boston College .663 .519 .816 .816 25.69 22.85 7 6 .538 0 ACC
39 Toledo .659 .644 .374 .374 36.36 26.21 11 3 .786 0 MAC
40 Florida State .656 .802 .743 .743 27.85 21.23 7 6 .538 0 ACC
41 Purdue .644 .383 .697 .697 25.23 20.54 7 6 .538 0 Big Ten
42 Texas .642 .540 .646 .646 29.46 21.23 7 6 .538 0 Big 12
43 Navy .630 .654 .676 .676 30.46 26.31 7 6 .538 0 American
44 Kansas State .623 .649 .536 .536 32.31 25.15 8 5 .615 0 Big 12
45 Arizona State .606 .578 .675 .675 31.85 32.85 7 6 .538 0 Pac 12
46 Texas A&M .605 .693 .630 .630 32.69 30.69 7 6 .538 0 SEC
47 Duke .605 .537 .612 .612 26.54 20.31 7 6 .538 0 ACC
48 Appalachian State .604 .619 .269 .269 33.46 20.23 9 4 .692 0 Sun Belt
49 Utah .601 .692 .566 .566 29.54 23.15 7 6 .538 0 Pac 12
50 West Virginia .599 .664 .618 .618 34.54 31.46 7 6 .538 0 Big 12
51 Ohio .598 .523 .275 .275 39.08 24.23 9 4 .692 0 MAC
52 Oregon .587 .643 .595 .595 36.00 29.00 7 6 .538 0 Pac 12
53 North Texas .584 .350 .479 .479 35.50 35.00 9 5 .643 0 CUSA
54 Houston .577 .674 .499 .499 28.25 23.83 7 5 .583 0 American
55 Kentucky .573 .526 .608 .608 25.54 28.23 7 6 .538 0 SEC
56 Missouri .571 .554 .540 .540 37.54 31.85 7 6 .538 0 SEC
57 Texas Tech .568 .533 .667 .667 34.31 32.23 6 7 .462 0 Big 12
58 Marshall .565 .487 .341 .341 26.69 19.92 8 5 .615 0 CUSA
59 Northern Illinois .565 .530 .372 .372 29.00 22.00 8 5 .615 0 MAC
60 Southern Methodist .563 .391 .528 .528 37.85 36.69 7 6 .538 0 American
61 UCLA .560 .606 .697 .697 32.46 36.62 6 7 .462 0 Pac 12
62 Arizona .558 .529 .481 .481 41.31 34.38 7 6 .538 0 Pac 12
63 Wyoming .557 .457 .364 .364 23.46 17.54 8 5 .615 0 MWC
64 Georgia Tech .546 .650 .637 .637 28.09 26.55 5 6 .455 0 ACC
65 Temple .545 .617 .513 .513 25.08 25.77 7 6 .538 0 American
66 Indiana .543 .523 .657 .657 26.83 25.33 5 7 .417 0 Big Ten
67 Mississippi .525 .681 .557 .557 32.83 34.58 6 6 .500 0 SEC
68 Colorado State .521 .548 .340 .340 33.38 27.77 7 6 .538 0 MWC
69 Central Michigan .520 .481 .344 .344 28.46 27.54 8 5 .615 0 MAC
70 Louisiana Tech .518 .586 .359 .359 30.46 25.38 7 6 .538 0 CUSA
71 Syracuse .515 .470 .723 .723 27.42 32.17 4 8 .333 0 ACC
72 Virginia .514 .412 .618 .618 22.54 28.38 6 7 .462 0 ACC
73 Florida International .511 .341 .324 .324 25.62 28.46 8 5 .615 0 CUSA
74 Minnesota .509 .629 .646 .646 22.08 22.83 5 7 .417 0 Big Ten
75 Pittsburgh .509 .650 .603 .603 23.92 26.58 5 7 .417 0 ACC
76 Nebraska .507 .664 .770 .770 25.75 36.42 4 8 .333 0 Big Ten
77 Southern Mississippi .507 .485 .253 .253 29.15 24.46 8 5 .615 0 CUSA
78 Maryland .500 .499 .851 .851 24.08 37.08 4 8 .333 0 Big Ten
79 California .495 .560 .550 .550 27.75 27.92 5 7 .417 0 Pac 12
80 Akron .491 .414 .523 .523 22.14 28.00 7 7 .500 0 MAC
81 Western Michigan .486 .650 .393 .393 33.92 29.00 6 6 .500 0 MAC
82 Arkansas State .484 .564 .204 .204 37.83 25.75 7 5 .583 0 Sun Belt
83 Tulane .478 .355 .537 .537 27.50 29.17 5 7 .417 0 American
84 Vanderbilt .477 .527 .593 .593 24.58 31.33 5 7 .417 0 SEC
85 Middle Tennessee State .473 .518 .307 .307 25.54 24.69 7 6 .538 0 CUSA
86 Florida .471 .724 .666 .666 22.09 27.27 4 7 .364 0 SEC
87 Alabama-Birmingham .470 .233 .150 .150 27.77 25.62 8 5 .615 0 CUSA
88 Utah State .470 .488 .406 .406 30.15 26.92 6 7 .462 0 MWC
89 Buffalo .467 .303 .335 .335 28.50 24.83 6 6 .500 0 MAC
90 Arkansas .461 .650 .675 .675 28.75 36.17 4 8 .333 0 SEC
91 Air Force .457 .602 .499 .499 31.42 32.42 5 7 .417 0 MWC
92 Colorado .456 .578 .496 .496 26.42 28.17 5 7 .417 0 Pac 12
93 New Mexico State .454 .299 .247 .247 29.31 29.69 7 6 .538 0 Sun Belt
94 Eastern Michigan .443 .363 .383 .383 26.08 23.33 5 7 .417 0 MAC
95 Texas-San Antonio .424 .408 .185 .185 23.55 17.00 6 5 .545 0 CUSA
96 Rutgers .422 .413 .676 .676 18.00 28.33 4 8 .333 0 Big Ten
97 Tennessee .419 .704 .618 .618 19.83 29.08 4 8 .333 0 SEC
98 Georgia State .413 .333 .188 .188 20.33 24.75 7 5 .583 0 Sun Belt
99 Miami (Ohio) .408 .349 .301 .301 24.42 24.08 5 7 .417 0 MAC
100 North Carolina .407 .662 .628 .628 25.50 31.25 3 9 .250 0 ACC
101 Nevada-Las Vegas .403 .353 .309 .309 28.83 31.75 5 7 .417 0 MWC
102 Western Kentucky .391 .676 .216 .216 25.46 26.85 6 7 .462 0 CUSA
103 Cincinnati .387 .493 .513 .513 20.92 31.83 4 8 .333 0 American
104 Nevada .371 .432 .510 .510 28.17 33.92 3 9 .250 0 MWC
105 Brigham Young .370 .661 .505 .505 17.08 24.69 4 9 .308 0 Independent
106 Louisiana-Monroe .365 .348 .388 .388 33.92 41.00 4 8 .333 0 Sun Belt
107 Old Dominion .359 .496 .321 .321 20.67 31.67 5 7 .417 0 CUSA
108 Massachusetts .349 .293 .285 .285 30.58 31.83 4 8 .333 0 Independent
109 Tulsa .349 .550 .562 .562 29.33 37.50 2 10 .167 0 American
110 Connecticut .347 .350 .509 .509 23.58 37.92 3 9 .250 0 American
111 South Alabama .341 .428 .320 .320 19.83 26.50 4 8 .333 0 Sun Belt
112 Idaho .335 .435 .287 .287 20.92 25.75 4 8 .333 0 Sun Belt
113 Illinois .334 .434 .664 .664 15.42 31.50 2 10 .167 0 Big Ten
114 Louisiana-Lafayette .330 .455 .223 .223 28.17 40.00 5 7 .417 0 Sun Belt
115 East Carolina .329 .454 .525 .525 24.92 45.00 3 9 .250 0 American
116 Baylor .325 .666 .629 .629 24.33 35.92 1 11 .083 0 Big 12
117 New Mexico .318 .496 .470 .470 20.67 31.83 3 9 .250 0 MWC
118 Bowling Green State .289 .484 .484 .484 25.33 38.00 2 10 .167 0 MAC
119 Hawaii .280 .389 .338 .338 22.75 33.92 3 9 .250 0 MWC
120 Oregon State .268 .470 .619 .619 20.67 43.00 1 11 .083 0 Pac 12
121 Kansas .262 .299 .661 .661 18.67 43.42 1 11 .083 0 Big 12
122 Coastal Carolina .257 .233 .233 .233 23.67 34.00 3 9 .250 0 Sun Belt
123 Georgia Southern .242 .503 .364 .364 20.83 32.17 2 10 .167 0 Sun Belt
124 San Jose State .231 .410 .473 .473 15.85 41.69 2 11 .154 0 MWC
125 Kent .229 .317 .501 .501 12.75 35.08 2 10 .167 0 MAC
126 Wild Card U .219 .233 .564 .564 14.65 42.20 9 89 .092 0  
127 Texas State .205 .300 .306 .306 17.25 33.58 2 10 .167 0 Sun Belt
128 Ball State .204 .379 .347 .347 17.92 40.67 2 10 .167 0 MAC
129 Rice .199 .377 .459 .459 16.25 35.75 1 11 .083 0 CUSA
130 Charlotte .177 .281 .395 .395 14.17 32.75 1 11 .083 0 CUSA
131 Texas-El Paso .147 .336 .487 .487 11.75 36.75 0 12 .000 0 CUSA

Conference PR PS SOS YTD Wins Losses Pct Teams
Big Ten .650 .611 .734 .734 103 75 .579 14
ACC .635 .625 .684 .684 100 78 .562 14
SEC .632 .668 .659 .659 107 73 .594 14
Big 12 .609 .591 .645 .645 71 59 .546 10
Pac 12 .589 .629 .613 .613 84 71 .542 12
Independent .554 .499 .519 .519 28 23 .549 4
American .537 .518 .515 .515 78 71 .523 12
MWC .475 .488 .435 .435 73 80 .477 12
MAC .447 .453 .386 .386 71 80 .470 12
CUSA .431 .421 .337 .337 85 93 .478 14
Sun Belt .393 .420 .276 .276 65 82 .442 12


Last Updated on 01/09/18
By James Howell
Email: cfootball@jhowell.net