2018 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final ower ratings for 2018 are listed below. Home field advantage is .540 and the root for determining point spreads is 1.766.

The average home field advantage equates to 2.57 points.

KEY: PR=Power Rating, PS=Pre-season power rating, SOS=strength of schedule, PF=points scored per game, PA=points allowed per game


Rank Team PR PS SOS PF PA Wins Losses Pct Left Conference
1 Clemson .985 .878 .899 44.27 13.13 15 0 1.000 0 ACC
2 Alabama .936 .921 .836 45.60 18.07 14 1 .933 0 SEC
3 Notre Dame .879 .729 .777 31.38 18.23 12 1 .923 0 Independent
4 Georgia .857 .795 .839 37.86 19.21 11 3 .786 0 SEC
5 Ohio State .847 .871 .662 42.36 25.50 13 1 .929 0 Big Ten
6 Texas A&M .824 .649 .825 36.00 25.31 9 4 .692 0 SEC
7 Oklahoma .823 .817 .726 48.36 33.29 12 2 .857 0 Big 12
8 Syracuse .816 .493 .612 40.23 27.00 10 3 .769 0 ACC
9 Michigan .801 .731 .706 35.15 19.38 10 3 .769 0 Big Ten
10 Louisiana State .798 .729 .751 32.38 21.77 10 3 .769 0 SEC
11 Central Florida .796 .660 .421 43.23 22.69 12 1 .923 0 American
12 Florida .790 .598 .690 35.00 20.00 10 3 .769 0 SEC
13 Kentucky .786 .549 .712 26.62 16.85 10 3 .769 0 SEC
14 Fresno State .785 .513 .456 34.64 14.14 12 2 .857 0 MWC
15 Appalachian State .768 .611 .410 37.31 15.46 11 2 .846 0 Sun Belt
16 Washington .761 .759 .700 26.36 16.36 10 4 .714 0 Pac 12
17 Washington State .753 .649 .492 37.54 23.31 11 2 .846 0 Pac 12
18 Penn State .743 .782 .683 33.77 20.54 9 4 .692 0 Big Ten
19 Cincinnati .740 .440 .399 34.92 17.23 11 2 .846 0 American
20 Army .738 .540 .401 32.77 17.69 11 2 .846 0 Independent
21 Mississippi State .737 .684 .756 28.54 13.15 8 5 .615 0 SEC
22 Boise State .735 .718 .560 35.38 22.08 10 3 .769 0 MWC
23 Texas .732 .591 .708 31.07 25.86 10 4 .714 0 Big 12
24 Iowa .725 .708 .606 31.15 17.77 9 4 .692 0 Big Ten
25 Utah State .723 .479 .306 47.54 22.23 11 2 .846 0 MWC
26 South Carolina .723 .622 .775 30.08 27.23 7 6 .538 0 SEC
27 Auburn .718 .763 .725 30.92 19.15 8 5 .615 0 SEC
28 Missouri .717 .563 .736 36.62 25.46 8 5 .615 0 SEC
29 Stanford .708 .749 .661 28.38 22.92 9 4 .692 0 Pac 12
30 Utah .694 .647 .683 28.07 19.43 9 5 .643 0 Pac 12
31 North Carolina State .690 .667 .565 33.85 24.92 9 4 .692 0 ACC
32 Northwestern .688 .692 .751 24.21 23.21 9 5 .643 0 Big Ten
33 Alabama-Birmingham .683 .352 .362 29.86 17.00 11 3 .786 0 CUSA
34 West Virginia .682 .631 .606 40.25 27.17 8 4 .667 0 Big 12
35 Duke .681 .571 .725 29.38 27.38 8 5 .615 0 ACC
36 Georgia Southern .680 .373 .392 30.46 21.54 10 3 .769 0 Sun Belt
37 Troy .671 .607 .419 30.69 22.00 10 3 .769 0 Sun Belt
38 Pittsburgh .662 .579 .889 25.64 27.79 7 7 .500 0 ACC
39 Virginia .655 .463 .568 28.46 20.08 8 5 .615 0 ACC
40 Oregon .651 .615 .482 34.85 25.38 9 4 .692 0 Pac 12
41 Georgia Tech .641 .598 .635 33.62 29.31 7 6 .538 0 ACC
42 Iowa State .640 .551 .623 26.77 22.92 8 5 .615 0 Big 12
43 Boston College .637 .591 .635 32.00 25.67 7 5 .583 0 ACC
44 Ohio .637 .560 .360 40.08 24.62 9 4 .692 0 MAC
45 Wisconsin .634 .837 .557 29.69 22.62 8 5 .615 0 Big Ten
46 Miami (Florida) .629 .726 .643 28.77 19.46 7 6 .538 0 ACC
47 Minnesota .618 .569 .655 28.92 26.54 7 6 .538 0 Big Ten
48 Buffalo .617 .385 .361 34.57 25.93 10 4 .714 0 MAC
49 Oklahoma State .611 .731 .611 38.38 32.46 7 6 .538 0 Big 12
50 Michigan State .610 .702 .676 18.69 17.15 7 6 .538 0 Big Ten
51 Wake Forest .608 .591 .707 32.85 33.31 7 6 .538 0 ACC
52 Purdue .605 .513 .759 30.54 30.00 6 7 .462 0 Big Ten
53 Temple .605 .581 .452 34.92 27.08 8 5 .615 0 American
54 Vanderbilt .605 .502 .736 28.46 26.62 6 7 .462 0 SEC
55 Marshall .599 .526 .343 28.23 21.85 9 4 .692 0 CUSA
56 Arizona State .593 .592 .590 29.92 25.54 7 6 .538 0 Pac 12
57 Texas Christian .591 .717 .635 23.54 23.08 7 6 .538 0 Big 12
58 Brigham Young .585 .516 .553 27.23 21.38 7 6 .538 0 Independent
59 Middle Tennessee State .578 .495 .552 28.00 26.71 8 6 .571 0 CUSA
60 North Texas .571 .467 .232 34.62 24.15 9 4 .692 0 CUSA
61 Florida International .567 .426 .249 34.62 25.23 9 4 .692 0 CUSA
62 Virginia Tech .559 .702 .652 29.85 31.00 6 7 .462 0 ACC
63 Memphis .559 .656 .388 42.93 31.93 8 6 .571 0 American
64 Baylor .557 .496 .579 29.54 31.69 7 6 .538 0 Big 12
65 Arkansas State .557 .524 .386 30.31 25.62 8 5 .615 0 Sun Belt
66 Northern Illinois .555 .547 .577 20.14 22.64 8 6 .571 0 MAC
67 Nevada .554 .402 .403 31.08 26.92 8 5 .615 0 MWC
68 California .551 .527 .517 21.54 20.38 7 6 .538 0 Pac 12
69 Tennessee .547 .562 .740 22.75 27.92 5 7 .417 0 SEC
70 Houston .543 .626 .338 43.92 37.15 8 5 .615 0 American
71 Eastern Michigan .532 .403 .398 27.00 22.08 7 6 .538 0 MAC
72 Tulane .531 .416 .494 26.85 27.54 7 6 .538 0 American
73 Louisiana Tech .528 .552 .330 24.69 23.00 8 5 .615 0 CUSA
74 Indiana .526 .533 .680 26.42 29.92 5 7 .417 0 Big Ten
75 San Diego State .525 .661 .472 20.62 22.15 7 6 .538 0 MWC
76 Texas Tech .525 .550 .577 37.33 31.08 5 7 .417 0 Big 12
77 Toledo .522 .652 .367 40.38 30.54 7 6 .538 0 MAC
78 Florida State .522 .729 .773 21.92 31.50 5 7 .417 0 ACC
79 Maryland .517 .499 .647 28.50 28.67 5 7 .417 0 Big Ten
80 Miami (Ohio) .517 .378 .495 28.08 25.50 6 6 .500 0 MAC
81 Southern California .515 .757 .633 26.08 27.00 5 7 .417 0 Pac 12
82 Louisiana .514 .392 .518 31.93 34.21 7 7 .500 0 Sun Belt
83 Mississippi .511 .603 .663 33.92 36.17 5 7 .417 0 SEC
84 Nebraska .503 .586 .667 30.00 31.25 4 8 .333 0 Big Ten
85 Hawaii .501 .334 .408 30.79 35.07 8 6 .571 0 MWC
86 Western Michigan .500 .568 .432 32.00 34.54 7 6 .538 0 MAC
87 South Florida .490 .636 .414 28.46 32.00 7 6 .538 0 American
88 Kansas State .480 .636 .572 22.50 25.42 5 7 .417 0 Big 12
89 Wyoming .472 .507 .447 20.67 22.00 6 6 .500 0 MWC
90 Arizona .461 .544 .495 31.33 32.58 5 7 .417 0 Pac 12
91 Air Force .460 .530 .402 30.25 25.75 5 7 .417 0 MWC
92 Florida Atlantic .459 .516 .478 31.08 31.75 5 7 .417 0 CUSA
93 Southern Mississippi .457 .496 .280 26.18 19.82 6 5 .545 0 CUSA
94 Louisiana-Monroe .456 .356 .412 26.58 31.75 6 6 .500 0 Sun Belt
95 UCLA .449 .583 .773 24.58 34.08 3 9 .250 0 Pac 12
96 Colorado .445 .517 .470 27.08 27.25 5 7 .417 0 Pac 12
97 Southern Methodist .445 .477 .499 30.42 35.25 5 7 .417 0 American
98 Coastal Carolina .438 .245 .522 26.67 33.17 5 7 .417 0 Sun Belt
99 Liberty .423 .226 .316 33.25 36.83 6 6 .500 0 Independent
100 Charlotte .400 .229 .427 21.67 26.58 5 7 .417 0 CUSA
101 Navy .396 .642 .625 25.00 33.54 3 10 .231 0 American
102 North Carolina .385 .535 .616 27.36 34.55 2 9 .182 0 ACC
103 Massachusetts .377 .321 .470 32.83 42.92 4 8 .333 0 Independent
104 Louisville .377 .693 .768 19.75 44.08 2 10 .167 0 ACC
105 Arkansas .368 .556 .672 21.67 34.75 2 10 .167 0 SEC
106 Illinois .366 .384 .484 26.00 39.42 4 8 .333 0 Big Ten
107 Kansas .364 .280 .506 23.83 30.00 3 9 .250 0 Big 12
108 Ball State .352 .292 .373 24.17 32.42 4 8 .333 0 MAC
109 Akron .351 .452 .436 18.92 27.17 4 8 .333 0 MAC
110 Nevada-Las Vegas .344 .378 .371 28.75 37.25 4 8 .333 0 MWC
111 Oregon State .334 .369 .654 26.08 45.67 2 10 .167 0 Pac 12
112 Old Dominion .324 .428 .290 30.83 35.92 4 8 .333 0 CUSA
113 Tulsa .316 .449 .382 24.08 29.58 3 9 .250 0 American
114 South Alabama .315 .385 .499 24.17 38.75 3 9 .250 0 Sun Belt
115 New Mexico .306 .407 .425 26.58 36.17 3 9 .250 0 MWC
116 East Carolina .295 .392 .453 22.75 37.33 3 9 .250 0 American
117 Colorado State .295 .535 .407 22.83 36.75 3 9 .250 0 MWC
118 Georgia State .289 .373 .508 23.92 37.42 2 10 .167 0 Sun Belt
119 Bowling Green .281 .387 .383 24.33 40.00 3 9 .250 0 MAC
120 Western Kentucky .280 .534 .315 21.08 27.83 3 9 .250 0 CUSA
121 Texas State .270 .252 .300 19.75 27.67 3 9 .250 0 Sun Belt
122 New Mexico State .261 .376 .339 25.25 41.33 3 9 .250 0 Independent
123 San Jose State .252 .320 .554 21.25 36.58 1 11 .083 0 MWC
124 Texas-San Antonio .251 .416 .391 14.17 31.17 3 9 .250 0 CUSA
125 Kent State .248 .273 .397 23.92 36.67 2 10 .167 0 MAC
126 Rutgers .246 .417 .623 13.50 31.42 1 11 .083 0 Big Ten
127 Rice .233 .288 .422 18.92 36.00 2 11 .154 0 CUSA
128 Wild Card U .213 .226 .618 16.21 47.33 7 105 .063 0  
129 Connecticut .213 .349 .528 22.17 50.42 1 11 .083 0 American
130 Central Michigan .205 .501 .394 15.00 27.33 1 11 .083 0 MAC
131 Texas-El Paso .142 .241 .244 17.67 32.75 1 11 .083 0 CUSA

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Pct Teams
SEC .708 .650 .747 113 69 .621 14
ACC .632 .630 .692 100 80 .556 14
Big Ten .602 .630 .654 97 82 .542 14
Big 12 .600 .600 .614 72 56 .563 10
Pac 12 .576 .609 .596 82 71 .536 12
Independent .544 .451 .476 43 32 .573 6
MWC .496 .482 .434 78 74 .513 12
Sun Belt .496 .412 .437 65 61 .516 10
American .494 .527 .450 76 77 .497 12
MAC .443 .450 .414 68 84 .447 12
CUSA .434 .426 .351 83 93 .472 14


Last Updated on 01/29/19
By James Howell
Email: cfootball@jhowell.net