2019 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Pre-season power ratings for 2019 are listed below. Home field advantage is .538 and the root for determining point spreads is 1.657.

The average home field advantage equates to 2.64 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 Clemson .932 .932 .592       0 0   12 ACC
2 Alabama .928 .928 .601       0 0   12 SEC
3 Ohio State .859 .859 .652       0 0   12 Big Ten
4 Georgia .826 .826 .729       0 0   12 SEC
5 Oklahoma .820 .820 .556       0 0   12 Big 12
6 Notre Dame .804 .804 .665       0 0   12 Independent
7 Michigan .766 .766 .736       0 0   12 Big Ten
8 Louisiana State .764 .764 .716       0 0   12 SEC
9 Penn State .762 .762 .612       0 0   12 Big Ten
10 Washington .760 .760 .530       0 0   12 Pac 12
11 Auburn .741 .741 .697       0 0   12 SEC
12 Texas A&M .737 .737 .713       0 0   12 SEC
13 Wisconsin .735 .735 .632       0 0   12 Big Ten
14 Stanford .728 .728 .716       0 0   12 Pac 12
15 Central Florida .728 .728 .440       0 0   12 American
16 Boise State .727 .727 .340       0 0   12 MWC
17 Iowa .717 .717 .627       0 0   12 Big Ten
18 Mississippi State .710 .710 .662       0 0   12 SEC
19 Washington State .701 .701 .537       0 0   12 Pac 12
20 Florida .694 .694 .678       0 0   12 SEC
21 Northwestern .690 .690 .651       0 0   12 Big Ten
22 Appalachian State .690 .690 .259       0 0   12 Sun Belt
23 North Carolina State .679 .679 .565       0 0   12 ACC
24 Miami (Florida) .678 .678 .535       0 0   12 ACC
25 South Carolina .673 .673 .818       0 0   12 SEC
26 Oklahoma State .671 .671 .524       0 0   12 Big 12
27 Utah .670 .670 .529       0 0   12 Pac 12
28 Kentucky .667 .667 .613       0 0   12 SEC
29 Texas .661 .661 .632       0 0   12 Big 12
30 West Virginia .656 .656 .631       0 0   12 Big 12
31 Michigan State .656 .656 .649       0 0   12 Big Ten
32 Texas Christian .654 .654 .573       0 0   12 Big 12
33 Syracuse .654 .654 .625       0 0   12 ACC
34 Fresno State .649 .649 .351       0 0   12 MWC
35 Missouri .640 .640 .640       0 0   12 SEC
36 Army .639 .639 .212       0 0   13 Independent
37 Troy .639 .639 .309       0 0   12 Sun Belt
38 Southern California .636 .636 .742       0 0   12 Pac 12
39 Oregon .633 .633 .586       0 0   12 Pac 12
40 Virginia Tech .631 .631 .524       0 0   12 ACC
41 Duke .626 .626 .720       0 0   12 ACC
42 Florida State .626 .626 .697       0 0   12 ACC
43 Pittsburgh .621 .621 .674       0 0   12 ACC
44 Georgia Tech .619 .619 .723       0 0   12 ACC
45 Boston College .614 .614 .642       0 0   12 ACC
46 Memphis .608 .608 .403       0 0   12 American
47 Utah State .601 .601 .529       0 0   12 MWC
48 Wake Forest .600 .600 .607       0 0   12 ACC
49 Ohio .598 .598 .305       0 0   12 MAC
50 Iowa State .595 .595 .590       0 0   12 Big 12
51 Minnesota .593 .593 .565       0 0   12 Big Ten
52 Temple .593 .593 .428       0 0   12 American
53 San Diego State .593 .593 .322       0 0   12 MWC
54 Arizona State .592 .592 .478       0 0   12 Pac 12
55 Cincinnati .590 .590 .553       0 0   12 American
56 Toledo .587 .587 .308       0 0   12 MAC
57 Houston .584 .584 .522       0 0   12 American
58 South Florida .563 .563 .499       0 0   12 American
59 Marshall .562 .562 .354       0 0   12 CUSA
60 Virginia .559 .559 .552       0 0   12 ACC
61 Purdue .559 .559 .664       0 0   12 Big Ten
62 Kansas State .558 .558 .584       0 0   12 Big 12
63 Mississippi .557 .557 .682       0 0   12 SEC
64 Tennessee .554 .554 .684       0 0   12 SEC
65 Vanderbilt .553 .553 .663       0 0   12 SEC
66 Northern Illinois .551 .551 .414       0 0   12 MAC
67 Brigham Young .550 .550 .583       0 0   12 Independent
68 Nebraska .544 .544 .638       0 0   12 Big Ten
69 Arkansas State .541 .541 .300       0 0   12 Sun Belt
70 Louisiana Tech .540 .540 .251       0 0   12 CUSA
71 California .539 .539 .633       0 0   12 Pac 12
72 Texas Tech .537 .537 .530       0 0   12 Big 12
73 Middle Tennessee State .537 .537 .416       0 0   12 CUSA
74 Louisville .535 .535 .747       0 0   12 ACC
75 Western Michigan .534 .534 .369       0 0   12 MAC
76 Indiana .530 .530 .559       0 0   12 Big Ten
77 Baylor .526 .526 .506       0 0   12 Big 12
78 Georgia Southern .526 .526 .398       0 0   12 Sun Belt
79 North Texas .519 .519 .262       0 0   12 CUSA
80 Navy .519 .519 .413       0 0   12 American
81 Alabama-Birmingham .518 .518 .196       0 0   12 CUSA
82 UCLA .516 .516 .696       0 0   12 Pac 12
83 Maryland .508 .508 .669       0 0   12 Big Ten
84 Arizona .502 .502 .571       0 0   12 Pac 12
85 Buffalo .501 .501 .333       0 0   12 MAC
86 Florida International .496 .496 .292       0 0   12 CUSA
87 Air Force .495 .495 .422       0 0   12 MWC
88 Wyoming .489 .489 .366       0 0   12 MWC
89 Florida Atlantic .487 .487 .391       0 0   12 CUSA
90 Colorado .481 .481 .688       0 0   12 Pac 12
91 Nevada .478 .478 .336       0 0   12 MWC
92 Southern Mississippi .476 .476 .422       0 0   12 CUSA
93 Tulane .474 .474 .511       0 0   12 American
94 Eastern Michigan .468 .468 .304       0 0   12 MAC
95 Arkansas .462 .462 .643       0 0   12 SEC
96 Southern Methodist .461 .461 .472       0 0   12 American
97 North Carolina .460 .460 .762       0 0   12 ACC
98 Louisiana .453 .453 .385       0 0   12 Sun Belt
99 Miami (Ohio) .448 .448 .451       0 0   12 MAC
100 Hawaii .418 .418 .444       0 0   13 MWC
101 Colorado State .415 .415 .460       0 0   12 MWC
102 Western Kentucky .407 .407 .380       0 0   12 CUSA
103 Louisiana-Monroe .406 .406 .368       0 0   12 Sun Belt
104 Akron .402 .402 .345       0 0   12 MAC
105 Tulsa .383 .383 .544       0 0   12 American
106 Old Dominion .376 .376 .345       0 0   12 CUSA
107 Illinois .375 .375 .590       0 0   12 Big Ten
108 Nevada-Las Vegas .361 .361 .475       0 0   12 MWC
109 New Mexico .356 .356 .369       0 0   12 MWC
110 Central Michigan .353 .353 .390       0 0   12 MAC
111 Oregon State .351 .351 .655       0 0   12 Pac 12
112 South Alabama .350 .350 .408       0 0   12 Sun Belt
113 Massachusetts .349 .349 .296       0 0   12 Independent
114 East Carolina .344 .344 .388       0 0   12 American
115 Coastal Carolina .342 .342 .308       0 0   12 Sun Belt
116 Texas-San Antonio .334 .334 .358       0 0   12 CUSA
117 Bowling Green .334 .334 .414       0 0   12 MAC
118 Rutgers .332 .332 .653       0 0   12 Big Ten
119 Georgia State .331 .331 .407       0 0   12 Sun Belt
120 Liberty .324 .324 .239       0 0   12 Independent
121 Kansas .322 .322 .613       0 0   12 Big 12
122 Ball State .322 .322 .397       0 0   12 MAC
123 New Mexico State .319 .319 .422       0 0   12 Independent
124 Charlotte .314 .314 .406       0 0   12 CUSA
125 San Jose State .286 .286 .421       0 0   12 MWC
126 Connecticut .281 .281 .435       0 0   12 American
127 Texas State .261 .261 .399       0 0   12 Sun Belt
128 Kent State .261 .261 .464       0 0   12 MAC
129 Rice .260 .260 .466       0 0   12 CUSA
130 Wild Card U .220 .220 .632       0 0   114  
131 Texas-El Paso .192 .192 .269       0 0   12 CUSA

Conference PR PS SOS YTD Wins Losses Pct Teams
SEC .679 .679 .681   0 0   14
ACC .631 .631 .640   0 0   14
Big Ten .616 .616 .636   0 0   14
Big 12 .600 .600 .574   0 0   10
Pac 12 .593 .593 .613   0 0   12
American .511 .511 .467   0 0   12
Independent .498 .498 .403   0 0   6
MWC .489 .489 .403   0 0   12
Sun Belt .454 .454 .354   0 0   10
MAC .447 .447 .375   0 0   12
CUSA .430 .430 .343   0 0   14


Last Updated on 04/16/19
By James Howell
Email: cfootball@jhowell.net