2018 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Power ratings for 2018 through the games of 10-13-18 are listed below. Home field advantage is .543 and the root for determining point spreads is 1.733.

The average home field advantage equates to 2.84 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 .913 .921 .574 .528 53.57 15.14 7 0 1.000 5 SEC
2 Clemson .877 .878 .625 .545 42.17 14.50 6 0 1.000 6 ACC
3 Notre Dame .871 .729 .703 .699 32.57 18.71 7 0 1.000 5 Independent
4 Ohio State .866 .871 .579 .472 46.29 19.14 7 0 1.000 5 Big Ten
5 Louisiana State .843 .729 .738 .768 32.00 16.86 6 1 .857 5 SEC
6 Michigan .837 .731 .717 .680 38.14 15.43 6 1 .857 5 Big Ten
7 Georgia .818 .795 .620 .574 39.00 16.29 6 1 .857 5 SEC
8 Florida .796 .598 .607 .640 34.43 16.57 6 1 .857 5 SEC
9 Oklahoma .792 .817 .630 .616 48.00 27.33 5 1 .833 6 Big 12
10 Texas .766 .591 .670 .681 30.71 23.00 6 1 .857 5 Big 12
11 Iowa .752 .708 .560 .530 31.83 16.50 5 1 .833 6 Big Ten
12 Central Florida .746 .660 .376 .282 45.67 19.50 6 0 1.000 5 American
13 Washington .744 .759 .605 .607 28.86 16.00 5 2 .714 5 Pac 12
14 Texas A&M .738 .649 .750 .659 32.29 20.57 5 2 .714 5 SEC
15 Penn State .734 .782 .685 .584 44.17 21.00 4 2 .667 6 Big Ten
16 Kentucky .731 .549 .611 .574 29.33 13.83 5 1 .833 6 SEC
17 Stanford .718 .749 .680 .716 25.67 22.00 4 2 .667 6 Pac 12
18 Duke .714 .571 .646 .568 32.00 17.67 5 1 .833 6 ACC
19 Wisconsin .714 .837 .533 .537 30.33 20.00 4 2 .667 6 Big Ten
20 Miami (Florida) .713 .726 .621 .530 37.43 18.14 5 2 .714 5 ACC
21 North Carolina State .699 .667 .485 .335 33.00 16.80 5 0 1.000 6 ACC
22 Mississippi State .692 .684 .741 .569 31.00 12.67 4 2 .667 6 SEC
23 West Virginia .691 .631 .583 .416 36.83 20.50 5 1 .833 5 Big 12
24 Utah .686 .647 .661 .594 28.50 16.00 4 2 .667 6 Pac 12
25 South Florida .686 .636 .401 .223 35.17 25.00 6 0 1.000 6 American
26 San Diego State .679 .661 .423 .501 21.50 19.33 5 1 .833 6 MWC
27 Michigan State .676 .702 .657 .633 26.17 22.33 4 2 .667 6 Big Ten
28 Cincinnati .675 .440 .390 .247 38.33 13.67 6 0 1.000 6 American
29 Virginia Tech .675 .702 .572 .536 32.83 24.50 4 2 .667 5 ACC
30 Southern California .673 .757 .674 .674 25.67 25.17 4 2 .667 6 Pac 12
31 Washington State .673 .649 .500 .314 41.83 23.83 5 1 .833 6 Pac 12
32 Auburn .665 .763 .718 .569 28.00 16.57 4 3 .571 5 SEC
33 Boise State .664 .718 .499 .486 36.17 21.83 4 2 .667 6 MWC
34 Fresno State .660 .513 .375 .334 38.00 13.50 5 1 .833 6 MWC
35 Oregon .657 .615 .436 .302 43.00 24.83 5 1 .833 6 Pac 12
36 North Texas .657 .467 .191 .212 39.86 17.57 6 1 .857 5 CUSA
37 Army .653 .540 .390 .601 32.50 18.83 4 2 .667 6 Independent
38 Mississippi .650 .603 .649 .552 41.57 35.14 5 2 .714 5 SEC
39 Houston .645 .626 .364 .234 48.67 28.00 5 1 .833 6 American
40 Appalachian State .644 .611 .285 .322 48.40 15.40 4 1 .800 6 Sun Belt
41 Texas Tech .642 .550 .654 .592 43.17 28.17 4 2 .667 6 Big 12
42 Boston College .641 .591 .619 .435 39.57 26.00 5 2 .714 5 ACC
43 Colorado .641 .517 .494 .376 34.83 20.50 5 1 .833 6 Pac 12
44 Texas Christian .639 .717 .661 .630 28.67 20.17 3 3 .500 6 Big 12
45 Buffalo .636 .385 .270 .315 33.14 21.71 6 1 .857 5 MAC
46 Syracuse .633 .493 .591 .508 43.00 25.17 4 2 .667 6 ACC
47 Utah State .629 .479 .326 .301 51.67 23.83 5 1 .833 6 MWC
48 Maryland .610 .499 .714 .539 31.67 23.33 4 2 .667 6 Big Ten
49 South Carolina .609 .622 .724 .720 28.83 25.83 3 3 .500 5 SEC
50 Western Michigan .605 .568 .391 .436 36.57 31.00 5 2 .714 5 MAC
51 Iowa State .604 .551 .640 .778 24.67 22.67 3 3 .500 6 Big 12
52 Northwestern .603 .692 .685 .641 25.33 26.17 3 3 .500 6 Big Ten
53 Louisiana Tech .598 .552 .347 .479 28.67 23.17 4 2 .667 6 CUSA
54 Arizona State .597 .592 .684 .614 29.83 21.17 3 3 .500 6 Pac 12
55 Indiana .595 .533 .721 .656 26.14 28.14 4 3 .571 5 Big Ten
56 Troy .588 .607 .281 .283 33.71 24.57 5 2 .714 5 Sun Belt
57 Virginia .587 .463 .530 .486 27.83 19.17 4 2 .667 6 ACC
58 Oklahoma State .585 .731 .607 .402 39.43 28.43 4 3 .571 5 Big 12
59 Temple .580 .581 .533 .420 31.43 22.00 4 3 .571 5 American
60 Minnesota .576 .569 .615 .638 25.50 24.50 3 3 .500 6 Big Ten
61 Missouri .575 .563 .659 .628 34.17 30.50 3 3 .500 6 SEC
62 Brigham Young .573 .516 .538 .576 25.14 24.43 4 3 .571 5 Independent
63 Baylor .571 .496 .625 .537 33.14 31.00 4 3 .571 5 Big 12
64 Florida State .571 .729 .777 .549 23.00 25.17 3 3 .500 6 ACC
65 Alabama-Birmingham .570 .352 .272 .200 34.17 14.17 5 1 .833 6 CUSA
66 Hawaii .560 .334 .369 .275 36.50 32.00 6 2 .750 5 MWC
67 Vanderbilt .556 .502 .674 .675 25.43 25.86 3 4 .429 5 SEC
68 Georgia Southern .555 .373 .242 .253 28.17 17.33 5 1 .833 6 Sun Belt
69 Memphis .551 .656 .312 .258 43.86 25.43 4 3 .571 5 American
70 Georgia Tech .548 .598 .655 .564 37.43 28.29 3 4 .429 5 ACC
71 Tennessee .547 .562 .666 .580 26.67 25.33 3 3 .500 6 SEC
72 Northern Illinois .544 .547 .552 .590 18.57 23.29 4 3 .571 5 MAC
73 Purdue .544 .513 .716 .483 33.50 23.17 3 3 .500 6 Big Ten
74 Pittsburgh .538 .579 .732 .670 24.29 30.86 3 4 .429 5 ACC
75 Toledo .534 .652 .379 .379 43.00 34.83 3 3 .500 6 MAC
76 Marshall .528 .526 .257 .287 28.83 25.33 4 2 .667 5 CUSA
77 Wake Forest .528 .591 .631 .533 32.33 36.83 3 3 .500 6 ACC
78 Florida International .527 .426 .247 .331 35.83 23.83 4 2 .667 6 CUSA
79 Kansas State .519 .636 .626 .573 23.29 25.00 3 4 .429 5 Big 12
80 Eastern Michigan .510 .403 .440 .581 27.71 24.71 3 4 .429 5 MAC
81 Florida Atlantic .496 .516 .470 .481 34.67 38.67 3 3 .500 6 CUSA
82 Ohio .496 .560 .359 .370 34.17 33.83 3 3 .500 6 MAC
83 Middle Tennessee State .488 .495 .394 .548 25.83 32.17 3 3 .500 6 CUSA
84 Arizona .484 .544 .577 .512 27.43 28.71 3 4 .429 5 Pac 12
85 Arkansas State .481 .524 .308 .484 23.50 30.17 3 3 .500 6 Sun Belt
86 Air Force .470 .530 .426 .432 29.00 21.83 2 4 .333 6 MWC
87 California .468 .527 .570 .371 23.00 26.83 3 3 .500 6 Pac 12
88 UCLA .466 .583 .806 .801 21.50 31.50 1 5 .167 6 Pac 12
89 Navy .453 .642 .636 .416 28.00 31.83 2 4 .333 7 American
90 Southern Methodist .449 .477 .573 .659 28.17 39.67 2 4 .333 6 American
91 Miami (Ohio) .436 .378 .486 .432 25.71 24.00 3 4 .429 5 MAC
92 Nevada .436 .402 .404 .464 31.57 33.57 3 4 .429 5 MWC
93 New Mexico .435 .407 .442 .282 38.17 31.00 3 3 .500 6 MWC
94 Tulane .432 .416 .542 .608 25.00 30.17 2 4 .333 6 American
95 Louisiana .429 .392 .369 .356 34.83 37.33 3 3 .500 6 Sun Belt
96 Louisville .427 .693 .701 .572 20.43 33.43 2 5 .286 5 ACC
97 Ball State .427 .292 .413 .369 25.71 23.86 3 4 .429 5 MAC
98 Southern Mississippi .424 .496 .274 .304 27.00 20.80 2 3 .400 6 CUSA
99 Akron .420 .452 .341 .464 23.20 26.40 2 3 .400 6 MAC
100 Colorado State .418 .535 .432 .397 24.57 35.14 3 4 .429 5 MWC
101 Arkansas .414 .556 .716 .718 26.14 36.86 1 6 .143 5 SEC
102 Illinois .407 .384 .527 .318 25.50 31.50 3 3 .500 6 Big Ten
103 Louisiana-Monroe .406 .356 .365 .489 24.57 38.57 3 4 .429 5 Sun Belt
104 North Carolina .401 .535 .589 .551 20.60 33.80 1 4 .200 6 ACC
105 Coastal Carolina .400 .245 .405 .438 31.83 35.33 3 3 .500 6 Sun Belt
106 Liberty .395 .226 .325 .432 31.33 33.83 3 3 .500 6 Independent
107 Nebraska .394 .586 .728 .781 23.33 38.33 0 6 .000 6 Big Ten
108 Tulsa .394 .449 .458 .590 24.33 30.17 1 5 .167 6 American
109 Wyoming .379 .507 .432 .542 15.43 25.71 2 5 .286 5 MWC
110 Georgia State .364 .373 .427 .493 22.33 34.17 2 4 .333 6 Sun Belt
111 Massachusetts .361 .321 .454 .494 36.29 44.86 2 5 .286 5 Independent
112 East Carolina .357 .392 .426 .377 23.33 32.17 2 4 .333 5 American
113 Texas-San Antonio .356 .416 .389 .292 17.43 29.00 3 4 .429 5 CUSA
114 Nevada-Las Vegas .350 .378 .397 .341 30.17 36.67 2 4 .333 6 MWC
115 Kansas .344 .280 .590 .357 27.67 26.50 2 4 .333 6 Big 12
116 Oregon State .343 .369 .701 .571 31.50 47.00 1 5 .167 6 Pac 12
117 South Alabama .342 .385 .405 .470 25.71 39.29 2 5 .286 5 Sun Belt
118 Charlotte .339 .229 .360 .248 24.83 28.50 3 3 .500 6 CUSA
119 Central Michigan .337 .501 .460 .508 18.14 26.29 1 6 .143 5 MAC
120 Western Kentucky .332 .534 .338 .385 17.83 27.50 1 5 .167 6 CUSA
121 Old Dominion .301 .428 .316 .442 27.43 39.14 1 6 .143 5 CUSA
122 Connecticut .291 .349 .533 .651 20.33 53.67 1 5 .167 6 American
123 New Mexico State .290 .376 .268 .335 24.14 43.71 2 5 .286 5 Independent
124 Bowling Green .288 .387 .428 .518 27.29 47.57 1 6 .143 5 MAC
125 Rutgers .265 .417 .689 .519 15.14 36.00 1 6 .143 5 Big Ten
126 Kent State .264 .273 .435 .488 23.00 36.57 1 6 .143 5 MAC
127 Rice .233 .288 .473 .415 19.43 39.14 1 6 .143 6 CUSA
128 Wild Card U .231 .226 .629 .730 15.79 47.30 7 93 .070 12  
129 San Jose State .224 .320 .526 .498 22.33 41.33 0 6 .000 6 MWC
130 Texas State .211 .252 .258 .179 22.50 29.67 1 5 .167 6 Sun Belt
131 Texas-El Paso .150 .241 .278 .273 16.50 31.67 0 6 .000 6 CUSA

Conference PR PS SOS YTD Wins Losses Pct Teams
SEC .682 .650 .675 .625 61 32 .656 14
Big 12 .615 .600 .629 .558 39 25 .609 10
Big Ten .612 .630 .652 .572 51 37 .580 14
ACC .611 .630 .627 .527 53 34 .609 14
Pac 12 .596 .609 .616 .538 43 31 .581 12
Independent .524 .451 .446 .523 22 18 .550 6
American .522 .527 .462 .414 41 33 .554 12
MWC .492 .482 .421 .404 40 37 .519 12
MAC .458 .450 .413 .454 35 45 .438 12
Sun Belt .442 .412 .334 .377 31 31 .500 10
CUSA .429 .426 .329 .350 40 47 .460 14


Last Updated on 10/14/18
By James Howell
Email: cfootball@jhowell.net