Division I-AA College Football Performance Ratings 1/4/99

For a combined Division I-A/I-AA list, see: http://www.cae.wisc.edu/~dwilson/byrate98.html

My system has changed. It now includes a small weight (0.05) for wins that lower a rating and loses that raise a rating. These games use to be ignored. This, in effect, gives some weight to the strength of a team's entire schedule.

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

#=Division I-AA Non-scholarship
                       W  L
                       -  -
  1  Massachusetts    12  3   883
  2  Georgia Southern 14  1   874
  3 #Lehigh           12  1   854
  4  Connecticut      10  3   841
  5  Richmond          9  3   835
  6  NW Louisiana     11  3   826
  7  Delaware          7  4   809
  8  William & Mary    7  4   797
  9  W. Illinois      11  3   793
     Appalachian St.  10  3   793
 11  Hofstra           8  3   786
 12  Maine             6  5   781
     Villanova         6  5   781
 14  McNeese St.       9  3   770
 15  Florida A&M      11  2   768
 16  Northeastern      5  6   762
 17  New Hampshire     4  7   756
 18  Illinois St.      8  4   752
 19  Troy St.          8  4   750
 20  Jacksonville St.  7  4   744
 21  James Madison     3  8   736
     Hampton U.        9  3   736
 23  Tennessee St.     9  3   734
 24  Citadel           5  6   732
     N. Iowa           7  4   732
 26  W. Carolina       6  5   731
     Rhode Island      3  8   731
 28  South Florida     8  3   730
 29  Youngstown St.    6  5   722
     Murray St.        7  4   722
 31  Tn.-Chattanooga   5  6   720
 32 #Colgate           8  4   718
 33  W. Kentucky       7  4   717
     CS Northridge     7  4   717
 35  Montana           8  4   711
     Southern U.       9  3   711
 37  SW Missouri St.   5  6   707
 38  E. Kentucky       6  5   706
     Middle Tenn.      5  5   706
 40  Furman            5  6   704
     Montana St.       7  4   704
 42  Indiana St.       5  6   703
     E. Illinois       6  5   703
 44  E. Tennessee St.  4  7   696
     Wofford           4  7   696
 46  Nicholls St.      4  7   687
 47  SW Texas St.      4  7   686
 48  Bethune-Cookman   8  3   682
 49  Weber St.         6  5   681
     Portland St.      5  6   681
 51  N. Arizona        6  5   674
     Howard U.         7  4   674
 53 #Penn              8  2   673
 54  Jackson St.       7  4   670
     E. Washington     5  6   670
 56  N. Carolina A&T   8  3   669
 57  Stephen F.Austin  3  8   666
 58 #Elon              5  6   664
 59  S. Utah           5  6   659
     Samford           6  5   659
 61  Ark.-Pine Bluff   8  3   655
 62  S. Illinois       3  8   652
 63  Sacramento St.    5  6   651
 64  Sam Houston St.   3  8   650
 65  Idaho St.         3  8   648
     Tennessee Tech    4  7   648
 67 #Brown             7  3   644
 68 #Yale              6  4   641
 69  SE Missouri       3  8   627
 70  Texas Southern    6  5   624
 71  Alabama St.       5  6   607
 72 #Princeton         5  5   604
 73 #Harvard           4  6   594
     Grambling St.     5  6   594
 75  S. Carolina St.   5  6   592
 76 #Morehead St.      9  2   582
 77 #Columbia          4  6   581
 78  Cal Poly-SLO      3  8   578
 79 #Bucknell          6  5   569
 80 #Cornell           4  6   565
 81  Liberty           5  6   563
 82  Alcorn St.        5  6   562
 83 #Fordham           4  7   559
 84 #Dartmouth         2  8   551
 85  Tenn.-Martin      0 11   534
 86 #Lafayette         3  8   526
 87  Buffalo           4  7   522
 88  VMI               1 10   504
 89 #Towson St.        5  6   493
 90 #Georgetown, D.C.  9  2   490
 91  Charleston So.    3  8   486
 92  St. Mary's, Cal.  2  8   480
 93 #Holy Cross        2  9   479
 94 #Drake             7  3   475
 95  Miss. Valley St.  1 10   468
 96 #Dayton            6  4   460
 97 #Fairfield         9  2   449
 98 #Valparaiso        5  6   442
 99  Austin Peay       4  7   436
100  Norfolk St.       2  9   434
101 #Duquesne          8  3   429
102 #Marist            7  3   396
103 #Butler            4  6   388
104 #Monmouth, N.J.    5  5   376
105  Morgan St.        1 10   375
106 #Wagner            7  3   371
107 #Robert Morris     4  6   368
108 #San Diego         2  8   356
109 #St. John's, NY    6  5   347
110 #Central Conn. St. 4  6   343
111  Jacksonville FL   4  5   326
     Prairie View      1 10   326
113  Delaware St.      0 11   300
114 #Canisius          3  7   286
115 #Iona              4  6   269
    #Siena             4  6   269
117 #Sacred Heart      2  8   173
118  LaSalle           3  6   155
119 #St. Peter's       0 10    73
120 #St. Francis, Pa.  0 10    71

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