2018 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Pre-season power ratings for 2018 are listed below. Home field advantage is expected to be .537 and the root for determining point spreads is expected to be 1.548.

The average home field advantage equates to 2.71 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 .921 .921 .632       0 0   12 SEC
2 Clemson .878 .878 .605       0 0   12 ACC
3 Ohio State .871 .871 .610       0 0   12 Big Ten
4 Wisconsin .837 .837 .609       0 0   12 Big Ten
5 Oklahoma .817 .817 .606       0 0   12 Big 12
6 Georgia .795 .795 .546       0 0   12 SEC
7 Penn State .782 .782 .684       0 0   12 Big Ten
8 Auburn .763 .763 .680       0 0   12 SEC
9 Washington .759 .759 .612       0 0   12 Pac 12
10 Southern California .757 .757 .634       0 0   12 Pac 12
11 Stanford .749 .749 .686       0 0   12 Pac 12
12 Oklahoma State .731 .731 .562       0 0   12 Big 12
13 Michigan .731 .731 .782       0 0   12 Big Ten
14 Notre Dame .729 .729 .747       0 0   12 Independent
15 Louisiana State .729 .729 .719       0 0   12 SEC
16 Florida State .729 .729 .738       0 0   12 ACC
17 Miami (Florida) .726 .726 .618       0 0   12 ACC
18 Boise State .718 .718 .510       0 0   12 MWC
19 Texas Christian .717 .717 .625       0 0   12 Big 12
20 Iowa .708 .708 .599       0 0   12 Big Ten
21 Virginia Tech .702 .702 .567       0 0   12 ACC
22 Michigan State .702 .702 .688       0 0   12 Big Ten
23 Louisville .693 .693 .691       0 0   12 ACC
24 Northwestern .692 .692 .689       0 0   12 Big Ten
25 Mississippi State .684 .684 .674       0 0   12 SEC
26 North Carolina State .667 .667 .586       0 0   12 ACC
27 San Diego State .661 .661 .366       0 0   12 MWC
28 Central Florida .660 .660 .454       0 0   12 American
29 Memphis .656 .656 .363       0 0   12 American
30 Toledo .652 .652 .295       0 0   12 MAC
31 Texas A&M .649 .649 .676       0 0   12 SEC
32 Washington State .649 .649 .557       0 0   12 Pac 12
33 Utah .647 .647 .670       0 0   12 Pac 12
34 Navy .642 .642 .519       0 0   13 American
35 South Florida .636 .636 .355       0 0   12 American
36 Kansas State .636 .636 .581       0 0   12 Big 12
37 West Virginia .631 .631 .626       0 0   12 Big 12
38 Houston .626 .626 .435       0 0   12 American
39 South Carolina .622 .622 .586       0 0   12 SEC
40 Oregon .615 .615 .521       0 0   12 Pac 12
41 Appalachian State .611 .611 .240       0 0   12 Sun Belt
42 Troy .607 .607 .222       0 0   12 Sun Belt
43 Mississippi .603 .603 .624       0 0   12 SEC
44 Georgia Tech .598 .598 .697       0 0   12 ACC
45 Florida .598 .598 .583       0 0   12 SEC
46 Arizona State .592 .592 .720       0 0   12 Pac 12
47 Wake Forest .591 .591 .622       0 0   12 ACC
48 Boston College .591 .591 .673       0 0   12 ACC
49 Texas .591 .591 .675       0 0   12 Big 12
50 Nebraska .586 .586 .748       0 0   12 Big Ten
51 UCLA .583 .583 .742       0 0   12 Pac 12
52 Temple .581 .581 .439       0 0   12 American
53 Pittsburgh .579 .579 .675       0 0   12 ACC
54 Duke .571 .571 .662       0 0   12 ACC
55 Minnesota .569 .569 .617       0 0   12 Big Ten
56 Western Michigan .568 .568 .374       0 0   12 MAC
57 Missouri .563 .563 .643       0 0   12 SEC
58 Tennessee .562 .562 .574       0 0   12 SEC
59 Ohio .560 .560 .214       0 0   12 MAC
60 Arkansas .556 .556 .667       0 0   12 SEC
61 Louisiana Tech .552 .552 .347       0 0   12 CUSA
62 Iowa State .551 .551 .612       0 0   12 Big 12
63 Texas Tech .550 .550 .623       0 0   12 Big 12
64 Kentucky .549 .549 .629       0 0   12 SEC
65 Northern Illinois .547 .547 .558       0 0   12 MAC
66 Arizona .544 .544 .572       0 0   12 Pac 12
67 Army .540 .540 .273       0 0   12 Independent
68 North Carolina .535 .535 .585       0 0   12 ACC
69 Colorado State .535 .535 .375       0 0   12 MWC
70 Western Kentucky .534 .534 .374       0 0   12 CUSA
71 Indiana .533 .533 .642       0 0   12 Big Ten
72 Air Force .530 .530 .466       0 0   12 MWC
73 California .527 .527 .613       0 0   12 Pac 12
74 Marshall .526 .526 .355       0 0   12 CUSA
75 Arkansas State .524 .524 .250       0 0   12 Sun Belt
76 Colorado .517 .517 .609       0 0   12 Pac 12
77 Brigham Young .516 .516 .522       0 0   12 Independent
78 Florida Atlantic .516 .516 .445       0 0   12 CUSA
79 Purdue .513 .513 .744       0 0   12 Big Ten
80 Fresno State .513 .513 .414       0 0   12 MWC
81 Wyoming .507 .507 .394       0 0   12 MWC
82 Vanderbilt .502 .502 .523       0 0   12 SEC
83 Central Michigan .501 .501 .356       0 0   12 MAC
84 Maryland .499 .499 .696       0 0   12 Big Ten
85 Southern Mississippi .496 .496 .266       0 0   12 CUSA
86 Baylor .496 .496 .597       0 0   12 Big 12
87 Middle Tennessee State .495 .495 .346       0 0   12 CUSA
88 Syracuse .493 .493 .677       0 0   12 ACC
89 Utah State .479 .479 .378       0 0   12 MWC
90 Southern Methodist .477 .477 .541       0 0   12 American
91 North Texas .467 .467 .220       0 0   12 CUSA
92 Virginia .463 .463 .571       0 0   12 ACC
93 Akron .452 .452 .380       0 0   12 MAC
94 Tulsa .449 .449 .516       0 0   12 American
95 Cincinnati .440 .440 .446       0 0   12 American
96 Old Dominion .428 .428 .267       0 0   12 CUSA
97 Florida International .426 .426 .299       0 0   12 CUSA
98 Rutgers .417 .417 .628       0 0   12 Big Ten
99 Texas-San Antonio .416 .416 .334       0 0   12 CUSA
100 Tulane .416 .416 .534       0 0   12 American
101 New Mexico .407 .407 .463       0 0   12 MWC
102 Eastern Michigan .403 .403 .385       0 0   12 MAC
103 Nevada .402 .402 .374       0 0   12 MWC
104 Louisiana .392 .392 .369       0 0   12 Sun Belt
105 East Carolina .392 .392 .498       0 0   12 American
106 Bowling Green .387 .387 .411       0 0   12 MAC
107 Buffalo .385 .385 .341       0 0   12 MAC
108 South Alabama .385 .385 .371       0 0   12 Sun Belt
109 Illinois .384 .384 .596       0 0   12 Big Ten
110 Miami (Ohio) .378 .378 .376       0 0   12 MAC
111 Nevada-Las Vegas .378 .378 .348       0 0   12 MWC
112 New Mexico State .376 .376 .164       0 0   12 Independent
113 Georgia State .373 .373 .362       0 0   12 Sun Belt
114 Georgia Southern .373 .373 .237       0 0   12 Sun Belt
115 Oregon State .369 .369 .703       0 0   12 Pac 12
116 Louisiana-Monroe .356 .356 .306       0 0   12 Sun Belt
117 Alabama-Birmingham .352 .352 .210       0 0   12 CUSA
118 Connecticut .349 .349 .474       0 0   12 American
119 Hawaii .334 .334 .387       0 0   13 MWC
120 Massachusetts .321 .321 .305       0 0   12 Independent
121 San Jose State .320 .320 .433       0 0   12 MWC
122 Ball State .292 .292 .443       0 0   12 MAC
123 Rice .288 .288 .373       0 0   13 CUSA
124 Kansas .280 .280 .632       0 0   12 Big 12
125 Kent State .273 .273 .379       0 0   12 MAC
126 Texas State .252 .252 .280       0 0   12 Sun Belt
127 Coastal Carolina .245 .245 .299       0 0   12 Sun Belt
128 Texas-El Paso .241 .241 .292       0 0   12 CUSA
129 Charlotte .229 .229 .362       0 0   12 CUSA
130 Liberty .226 .226 .308       0 0   12 Independent
131 Wild Card U .226 .226 .587       0 0   111  

Conference PR PS SOS YTD Wins Losses Pct Teams
SEC .650 .650 .625   0 0   14
Big Ten .630 .630 .667   0 0   14
ACC .630 .630 .640   0 0   14
Pac 12 .609 .609 .637   0 0   12
Big 12 .600 .600 .614   0 0   10
American .527 .527 .465   0 0   12
MWC .482 .482 .409   0 0   12
Independent .451 .451 .387   0 0   6
MAC .450 .450 .376   0 0   12
CUSA .426 .426 .321   0 0   14
Sun Belt .412 .412 .294   0 0   10


Last Updated on 04/08/18
By James Howell
Email: cfootball@jhowell.net