2019 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Power ratings for 2019 through the championship game are listed below. Home field advantage is .559 and the root for determining point spreads is 1.852

The average home field advantage equates to 3.58 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 Louisiana State .957 .764 .840 .840 48.40 21.87 15 0 1.000 0 SEC
2 Ohio State .944 .859 .806 .806 46.86 13.71 13 1 .929 0 Big Ten
3 Clemson .912 .932 .641 .641 43.93 13.53 14 1 .933 0 ACC
4 Georgia .875 .826 .737 .737 30.79 12.57 12 2 .857 0 SEC
5 Penn State .849 .762 .652 .652 35.77 16.00 11 2 .846 0 Big Ten
6 Alabama .848 .928 .571 .571 47.23 18.62 11 2 .846 0 SEC
7 Florida .843 .694 .623 .623 33.23 15.46 11 2 .846 0 SEC
8 Oregon .839 .633 .639 .639 35.36 16.50 12 2 .857 0 Pac 12
9 Notre Dame .826 .804 .633 .633 36.69 17.92 11 2 .846 0 Independent
10 Oklahoma .816 .820 .659 .659 42.14 27.29 12 2 .857 0 Big 12
11 Auburn .813 .741 .806 .806 33.23 19.54 9 4 .692 0 SEC
12 Wisconsin .808 .735 .771 .771 34.07 16.93 10 4 .714 0 Big Ten
13 Memphis .802 .608 .631 .631 40.43 26.43 12 2 .857 0 American
14 Appalachian State .802 .690 .413 .413 38.79 20.00 13 1 .929 0 Sun Belt
15 Utah .785 .670 .591 .591 32.29 15.00 11 3 .786 0 Pac 12
16 Navy .776 .519 .528 .528 37.15 22.31 11 2 .846 0 American
17 Michigan .776 .766 .764 .764 31.69 20.69 9 4 .692 0 Big Ten
18 Iowa .771 .717 .625 .625 25.77 14.00 10 3 .769 0 Big Ten
19 Baylor .767 .526 .599 .599 33.64 19.79 11 3 .786 0 Big 12
20 Boise State .764 .727 .506 .506 34.71 21.86 12 2 .857 0 MWC
21 Minnesota .762 .593 .510 .510 34.08 22.54 11 2 .846 0 Big Ten
22 Cincinnati .759 .590 .643 .643 29.64 20.57 11 3 .786 0 American
23 Air Force .757 .495 .454 .454 34.08 19.85 11 2 .846 0 MWC
24 Central Florida .733 .728 .454 .454 43.38 23.00 10 3 .769 0 American
25 Louisiana .731 .453 .460 .460 37.93 19.71 11 3 .786 0 Sun Belt
26 Florida Atlantic .728 .487 .469 .469 36.43 22.71 11 3 .786 0 CUSA
27 Texas .716 .661 .723 .723 35.23 27.46 8 5 .615 0 Big 12
28 Southern Methodist .714 .461 .551 .551 41.85 33.38 10 3 .769 0 American
29 Washington .699 .760 .621 .621 32.00 19.38 8 5 .615 0 Pac 12
30 Texas A&M .681 .737 .667 .667 29.54 22.54 8 5 .615 0 SEC
31 Southern California .678 .636 .723 .723 32.46 29.31 8 5 .615 0 Pac 12
32 San Diego State .669 .593 .321 .321 21.23 12.69 10 3 .769 0 MWC
33 Virginia .655 .559 .605 .605 32.07 27.14 9 5 .643 0 ACC
34 Kansas State .648 .558 .571 .571 29.62 21.38 8 5 .615 0 Big 12
35 Oklahoma State .648 .671 .612 .612 32.46 26.77 8 5 .615 0 Big 12
36 Tennessee .630 .554 .612 .612 24.15 21.69 8 5 .615 0 SEC
37 North Carolina .629 .460 .586 .586 33.08 23.69 7 6 .538 0 ACC
38 Iowa State .629 .595 .642 .642 32.15 25.92 7 6 .538 0 Big 12
39 Arizona State .623 .592 .565 .565 24.77 22.38 8 5 .615 0 Pac 12
40 Kentucky .616 .667 .510 .510 27.15 19.31 8 5 .615 0 SEC
41 Louisville .616 .535 .633 .633 33.08 33.38 8 5 .615 0 ACC
42 Indiana .614 .530 .488 .488 31.77 24.38 8 5 .615 0 Big Ten
43 Hawaii .610 .418 .501 .501 33.87 31.87 10 5 .667 0 MWC
44 Western Kentucky .608 .407 .352 .352 25.38 20.08 9 4 .692 0 CUSA
45 Tulane .602 .474 .591 .591 33.08 26.31 7 6 .538 0 American
46 California .600 .539 .578 .578 21.23 21.92 8 5 .615 0 Pac 12
47 Louisiana Tech .599 .540 .184 .184 32.46 21.85 10 3 .769 0 CUSA
48 Virginia Tech .597 .631 .418 .418 30.85 24.69 8 5 .615 0 ACC
49 Wyoming .595 .489 .402 .402 25.38 17.77 8 5 .615 0 MWC
50 Michigan State .589 .656 .652 .652 22.38 22.54 7 6 .538 0 Big Ten
51 Temple .586 .593 .490 .490 26.31 25.92 8 5 .615 0 American
52 Mississippi State .583 .710 .737 .737 27.62 28.85 6 7 .462 0 SEC
53 Pittsburgh .580 .621 .522 .522 21.15 22.46 8 5 .615 0 ACC
54 Wake Forest .579 .600 .480 .480 31.85 29.08 8 5 .615 0 ACC
55 Marshall .577 .562 .476 .476 25.77 25.00 8 5 .615 0 CUSA
56 Buffalo .573 .501 .336 .336 31.46 21.31 8 5 .615 0 MAC
57 Brigham Young .572 .550 .559 .559 28.46 25.46 7 6 .538 0 Independent
58 Washington State .557 .701 .562 .562 37.77 31.38 6 7 .462 0 Pac 12
59 Miami (Florida) .553 .678 .540 .540 25.69 20.23 6 7 .462 0 ACC
60 Georgia Southern .553 .526 .500 .500 28.15 28.15 7 6 .538 0 Sun Belt
61 Utah State .552 .601 .567 .567 29.23 30.69 7 6 .538 0 MWC
62 Florida State .548 .626 .615 .615 27.92 27.85 6 7 .462 0 ACC
63 Texas Christian .542 .654 .607 .607 30.33 26.42 5 7 .417 0 Big 12
64 Arkansas State .541 .541 .405 .405 33.69 34.15 8 5 .615 0 Sun Belt
65 Miami (Ohio) .540 .448 .529 .529 24.14 28.14 8 6 .571 0 MAC
66 South Carolina .537 .673 .794 .794 22.42 26.08 4 8 .333 0 SEC
67 Missouri .522 .640 .496 .496 25.33 19.42 6 6 .500 0 SEC
68 Mississippi .517 .557 .609 .609 26.58 26.50 4 8 .333 0 SEC
69 Alabama-Birmingham .516 .518 .263 .263 23.14 21.57 9 5 .643 0 CUSA
70 Western Michigan .513 .534 .340 .340 33.08 25.92 7 6 .538 0 MAC
71 Ohio .511 .598 .328 .328 34.31 26.54 7 6 .538 0 MAC
72 Southern Mississippi .507 .476 .420 .420 26.62 26.23 7 6 .538 0 CUSA
73 Oregon State .503 .351 .622 .622 31.17 32.50 5 7 .417 0 Pac 12
74 Boston College .502 .614 .556 .556 29.00 32.15 6 7 .462 0 ACC
75 Illinois .498 .375 .462 .462 26.69 26.15 6 7 .462 0 Big Ten
76 Tulsa .496 .383 .737 .737 26.42 31.33 4 8 .333 0 American
77 Central Michigan .495 .353 .325 .325 30.43 28.29 8 6 .571 0 MAC
78 Kent State .495 .261 .427 .427 29.23 31.85 7 6 .538 0 MAC
79 Liberty .491 .324 .192 .192 32.85 28.08 8 5 .615 0 Independent
80 Nebraska .491 .544 .573 .573 28.00 27.75 5 7 .417 0 Big Ten
81 Houston .485 .584 .648 .648 30.67 34.00 4 8 .333 0 American
82 Georgia State .485 .331 .403 .403 31.23 36.23 7 6 .538 0 Sun Belt
83 Charlotte .484 .314 .360 .360 29.85 32.38 7 6 .538 0 CUSA
84 Colorado .476 .481 .646 .646 23.50 31.83 5 7 .417 0 Pac 12
85 Duke .469 .626 .566 .566 25.25 29.17 5 7 .417 0 ACC
86 UCLA .462 .516 .698 .698 26.67 34.75 4 8 .333 0 Pac 12
87 Army .454 .639 .401 .401 28.46 23.00 5 8 .385 0 Independent
88 West Virginia .454 .656 .563 .563 20.58 28.83 5 7 .417 0 Big 12
89 Syracuse .451 .654 .487 .487 28.25 30.67 5 7 .417 0 ACC
90 Louisiana-Monroe .447 .406 .498 .498 31.58 38.67 5 7 .417 0 Sun Belt
91 Nevada .446 .478 .371 .371 21.31 31.92 7 6 .538 0 MWC
92 Stanford .444 .728 .653 .653 21.67 29.83 4 8 .333 0 Pac 12
93 Purdue .440 .559 .581 .581 25.83 30.58 4 8 .333 0 Big Ten
94 Texas Tech .440 .537 .505 .505 30.50 30.33 4 8 .333 0 Big 12
95 Ball State .439 .322 .382 .382 34.83 31.42 5 7 .417 0 MAC
96 Eastern Michigan .434 .468 .335 .335 29.15 30.62 6 7 .462 0 MAC
97 San Jose State .433 .286 .410 .410 30.08 31.92 5 7 .417 0 MWC
98 Florida International .431 .496 .329 .329 26.46 27.23 6 7 .462 0 CUSA
99 Toledo .420 .587 .329 .329 27.25 32.17 6 6 .500 0 MAC
100 Fresno State .419 .649 .459 .459 30.00 30.08 4 8 .333 0 MWC
101 Arizona .412 .502 .595 .595 26.92 35.75 4 8 .333 0 Pac 12
102 Coastal Carolina .408 .342 .321 .321 30.33 30.50 5 7 .417 0 Sun Belt
103 South Florida .400 .563 .600 .600 20.83 28.92 4 8 .333 0 American
104 Troy .393 .639 .331 .331 33.83 34.75 5 7 .417 0 Sun Belt
105 Middle Tennessee State .384 .537 .428 .428 26.33 29.92 4 8 .333 0 CUSA
106 Northern Illinois .381 .551 .336 .336 22.83 28.17 5 7 .417 0 MAC
107 Maryland .381 .508 .628 .628 25.25 34.67 3 9 .250 0 Big Ten
108 Colorado State .376 .415 .408 .408 28.08 31.17 4 8 .333 0 MWC
109 Northwestern .366 .690 .596 .596 16.33 23.58 3 9 .250 0 Big Ten
110 East Carolina .362 .344 .376 .376 26.75 33.67 4 8 .333 0 American
111 Vanderbilt .361 .553 .605 .605 16.50 31.75 3 9 .250 0 SEC
112 Kansas .360 .322 .574 .574 23.50 36.08 3 9 .250 0 Big 12
113 North Carolina State .356 .679 .442 .442 22.08 30.08 4 8 .333 0 ACC
114 Arkansas .345 .462 .621 .621 21.42 36.83 2 10 .167 0 SEC
115 Nevada-Las Vegas .344 .361 .408 .408 24.17 33.00 4 8 .333 0 MWC
116 North Texas .344 .519 .304 .304 30.58 32.50 4 8 .333 0 CUSA
117 Georgia Tech .337 .619 .588 .588 16.67 32.42 3 9 .250 0 ACC
118 Texas State .305 .261 .499 .499 18.42 32.58 3 9 .250 0 Sun Belt
119 Texas-San Antonio .301 .334 .328 .328 20.33 33.92 4 8 .333 0 CUSA
120 Rice .298 .260 .402 .402 17.92 25.92 3 9 .250 0 CUSA
121 Rutgers .278 .332 .668 .668 13.25 36.67 2 10 .167 0 Big Ten
122 South Alabama .273 .350 .510 .510 18.42 30.67 2 10 .167 0 Sun Belt
123 New Mexico .270 .356 .494 .494 22.25 37.17 2 10 .167 0 MWC
124 Bowling Green .248 .334 .425 .425 16.00 38.58 3 9 .250 0 MAC
125 Connecticut .228 .281 .461 .461 18.92 40.50 2 10 .167 0 American
126 New Mexico State .221 .319 .405 .405 21.67 41.00 2 10 .167 0 Independent
127 Wild Card U .202 .220 .652 .652 13.94 43.02 3 111 .026 0  
128 Old Dominion .199 .376 .421 .421 16.25 29.83 1 11 .083 0 CUSA
129 Texas-El Paso .131 .192 .219 .219 19.58 35.92 1 11 .083 0 CUSA
130 Massachusetts .098 .349 .195 .195 19.75 52.67 1 11 .083 0 Independent
131 Akron .079 .402 .284 .284 10.50 36.25 0 12 .000 0 MAC

Conference PR PS SOS YTD Wins Losses Pct Teams
SEC .652 .679 .659 .659 107 73 .594 14
Big Ten .612 .616 .627 .627 102 77 .570 14
Big 12 .602 .600 .605 .605 71 57 .555 10
Pac 12 .590 .593 .624 .624 83 70 .542 12
American .579 .511 .559 .559 87 66 .569 12
ACC .556 .631 .548 .548 97 84 .536 14
MWC .520 .489 .442 .442 84 70 .545 12
Sun Belt .494 .454 .434 .434 66 61 .520 10
Independent .444 .498 .398 .398 34 42 .447 6
CUSA .436 .430 .354 .354 84 94 .472 14
MAC .427 .447 .365 .365 70 83 .458 12


Last Updated on 01/14/20
By James Howell
Email: cfootball@jhowell.net