Division I-A College Football Performance Ratings 1/2/98

For unbeaten teams, the only game that matters is the victory over their strongest opponent. Nebraska's strongest opponent was Tennesee and Michigan's strongest opponent was Washington St. Tennesee's rating is based on the loss to Florida and the wins over Georgia, UCLA and Auburn. Washington State's rating is base on the loss to Arizona State and the wins over UCLA, Washington, Southern Cal., Oregon and Arizona.

A team's rating is the average of its opponents' ratings plus 100 for a win or minus 100 for a loss excluding wins that would lower the rating and losses that would raise the rating. Post-season games count double. These ratings are in the public domain and may be freely published.

                       W  L
                       -  -
  1  Nebraska         13  0  1028
  2  Michigan         12  0   968
  3  Tennessee        11  2   928
  4  Florida          10  2   895
  5  Florida St.      11  1   886
  6  Georgia          10  2   875
  7  Washington St.   10  2   868
  8  UCLA             10  2   859
  9  Auburn           10  3   857
 10  North Carolina   11  1   854
 11  Kansas St.       11  1   835
 12  Louisiana St.     9  3   818
 13  Washington        8  4   816
 14  Mississippi       8  4   804
 15  Penn St.          9  3   799
 16  Ohio St.         10  3   797
 17  Arizona St.       9  3   794
 18  Mississippi St.   7  4   791
 19  Southern Cal      6  5   789
 20  Virginia          7  4   784
 21  Oregon            7  5   774
 22  Arizona           7  5   773
 23  Georgia Tech      7  5   771
 24  Clemson           7  5   767
 25  South Carolina    5  6   764
 26  Stanford          5  6   763
 27  Louisiana Tech    9  2   760
 28  Purdue            9  3   751
 29  Arkansas          4  7   749
 30  Southern Miss.    9  3   747
 31  Notre Dame        7  6   742
 32  N. Carolina St.   6  5   738
 33  Michigan St.      7  5   737
 34  Colorado St.     11  2   735
     Texas A&M         9  4   735
 36  Kentucky          5  6   733
 37  Alabama           4  7   731
 38  Wisconsin         8  5   723
 39  Syracuse          9  4   715
 40  Wake Forest       5  6   714
 41  Marshall         10  3   704
 42  California        3  8   702
     Air Force        10  3   702
 44  Colorado          5  6   701
 45  Northwestern      5  7   698
 46  Iowa              7  5   697
 47  Missouri          7  5   695
 48  Oklahoma St.      8  4   693
 49  Texas Tech        6  5   689
 50  Tulane            7  4   686
 51  West Virginia     7  5   685
     Ohio U.           8  3   685
 53  Rice              7  4   680
     Toledo            9  3   680
 55  New Mexico        9  4   679
 56  Cent. Florida     5  6   677
     Miami, Ohio       8  3   677
 58  Oregon St.        3  8   675
 59  East Carolina     5  6   674
 60  W. Michigan       8  3   673
     Virginia Tech     7  5   673
 62  Cincinnati        8  4   670
 63  Southern Meth.    6  5   669
 64  Brigham Young     6  5   664
 65  San Diego St.     5  7   660
     Pittsburgh        6  6   660
 67  Wyoming           7  6   655
 68  NE Louisiana      5  7   652
 69  Fresno St.        6  6   650
 70  Kansas            5  6   648
     Oklahoma          4  8   648
 72  Navy              7  4   647
 73  Utah              6  5   646
 74  Maryland          2  9   644
     Texas             4  7   644
     Vanderbilt        3  8   644
 77  Miami             5  6   639
 78  San Jose St.      4  7   638
 79  Duke              2  9   635
 80  Boston College    4  7   628
 81  Texas-El Paso     4  7   616
 82  Houston           3  8   615
 83  Minnesota         3  9   614
 84  Bowling Green     3  8   610
 85  Temple            3  8   606
 86  Baylor            2  9   605
 87  Indiana           2  9   604
 88  Nevada            5  6   603
 89  Ball St.          5  6   601
     Utah St.          6  6   601
     Memphis           4  7   601
 92  E. Michigan       4  7   598
 93  Tulsa             2  9   597
 94  Kent              3  8   590
 95  Hawaii            3  9   589
 96  Iowa St.          1 10   581
 97  Nevada LV         3  8   579
 98  Army              4  7   573
 99  Akron             2  9   563
100  Texas Christian   1 10   557
101  North Texas       4  7   554
102  Ala.-Birmingham   5  6   544
103  Boise St.         4  7   526
104  Idaho             5  6   525
105  Cent. Michigan    2  9   516
106  Louisville        1 10   501
107  Rutgers           0 11   473
108  New Mexico St.    2  9   468
109  N. Illinois       0 11   416
110  Illinois          0 11   401
111  SW Louisiana      1 10   364
112  Arkansas St.      2  9   353

David L. Wilson / dwilson@engr.wisc.edu