From: "Herman Matthews" 
Subject: Initial Grid Ratings for 1999 Season
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 16:47:59 -0400
 
Here are the initial ratings for the 1999 NCAA teams in Division I (including CAL Davis, which plays a few games in this division). I think this is the same set of teams most others will be rating this year, excluding only a few (Dunkel and Rothman, for example). 
 
The web site will undergo several important changes this weekend and early next week, depending on the time required.  Among other things, we will not have any emphasis on gambling (as Kramer requested) and the price for the entire season package will be lowered to $29.95 for total access to the site for the season.  After I access the material you place in your site, I will give suggestions for changes that may need to be made.  I'm looking forward to the new season!
 
Surprisingly, people down our way on the Tennessee-Kentucky border are not only divided in their loyalties, but in their assessments of the Vols and the Wildcats.  Most Kentucky fans in Middlesboro think Tennessee will repeat, but most Tennessee fans think (fear?) the Vols will drop.  It will be interesting to see how this works out.  Generally, I think Penn State is being rated too high and Wisconsin too low. 
 
I hope you enjoy the season as much as we all anticipate it!
 
Herman
 

Rank, Team and Rating

1 Florida State 114.99

2 Tennessee 111.83

3 Penn State 110.41

4 Florida 110.25

5 Wisconsin 109.42

6 Ohio State 108.48

7 Nebraska 108.26

8 Arizona 108.15

9 Texas A&M 108.04

10 Michigan 106.26

11 Miami-FL 106.22

12 Colorado 106.13

13 Virginia Tech 105.92

14 U.C.L.A. 105.42

15 Southern Cal 104.64

16 Georgia 104.40

17 Georgia Tech 104.31

18 Texas 104.29

19 Purdue 103.94

20 Kansas State 103.57

21 Oregon 103.34

22 Missouri 103.25

23 Alabama 102.98

24 Arkansas 102.24

25 Air Force 102.06

26 Notre Dame 101.43

27 Virginia 101.31

28 Mich. State 101.26

29 Arizona State 100.55

30 Mississippi 100.53

31 California 99.87

32 Wyoming 99.84

33 Washington 99.56

34 Syracuse 99.14

35 Southern Miss 98.82

36 Tulane 98.23

37 Oklahoma 97.80

38 Brigham Young 97.61

39 L.S.U. 97.60

40 Marshall 97.45

41 Miss. State 97.22

42 West Virginia 97.18

43 N.C. State 96.58

44 Miami-OH 96.41

45 Texas Tech 96.33

46 Louisville 96.06

47 North Carolina 95.91

48 Minnesota 95.55

49 Okla. State 95.50

50 Rice 95.34

51 Auburn 94.90

52 Wash. State 94.71

53 T.C.U. 94.50

54 Stanford 94.49

55 Kentucky 94.25

56 Kansas 93.47

57 Wake Forest 93.26

58 Louisiana Tech 93.13

59 Indiana 92.60

60 Iowa State 92.51

61 Central Fla. 92.23

62 San Diego St. 92.04

63 Duke 92.03

64 East Carolina 91.92

65 Colo. State 91.65

66 Fresno State 91.19

67 Oregon State 90.84

68 Houston 90.81

69 Tulsa 89.97

70 South Carolina 89.78

71 Ga. Southern 89.75

72 Western Ill. 89.73

73 Baylor 88.91

74 Maryland 88.54

75 Utah 88.40

76 S.M.U. 88.29

77 Western Mich. 87.91

78 Rutgers 87.80

79 Army 87.26

80 Illinois 87.22

81 Toledo 87.18

82 Vanderbilt 87.17

83 Idaho 87.08

84 Iowa 86.92

85 Pittsburgh 86.90

86 Bowling Green 86.75

87 Richmond 85.94

88 Massachusetts 85.89

89 Nevada 85.85

90 Northwestern 85.56

91 Boston College 84.93

92 Connecticut 84.67

93 NW Louisiana 84.32

94 Clemson 83.94

95 Ohio 83.76

96 Appalachian St. 83.24

97 Central Mich. 83.18

98 Memphis 82.87

99 Ala.-B'ham 82.01

100 Delaware 81.43

101 Boise State 80.66

102 North Texas 80.64

103 Navy 80.59

104 McNeese State 80.53

105 San Jose St. 80.35

106 Temple 80.25

107 NE Louisiana 79.69

108 TX-El Paso 79.56

109 New Mex. State 79.54

110 Florida A&M 79.04

111 Cincinnati 79.00

112 Wm. & Mary 78.73

113 Lehigh 78.52

114 Cal Davis 77.94

115 Villanova 77.87

116 Hofstra 77.73

117 Maine 77.66

118 Akron 77.21

119 New Mexico 76.95

120 Utah State 76.48

121 South Florida 76.37

122 Eastern Mich. 76.31

123 Ark. State 76.14

124 Northern Iowa 75.62

125 Northeastern 75.54

126 Ill. State 75.43

127 NV-Las Vegas 75.23

128 SW Louisiana 75.13

129 Troy State 75.03

130 Cal Northridge 74.66

131 Hampton 74.02

132 Citadel 73.90

133 Western Caro. 73.76

134 Tenn. State 73.70

135 Mont. State 73.49

136 Colgate 73.39

137 East Tenn. St. 73.31

138 Montana 73.29

139 Youngstown St. 72.94

140 Pennsylvania 72.94

141 TN-Chattanooga 72.87

142 Furman 72.57

143 Ball State 72.02

144 Ind. State 71.82

145 Northern Ill. 71.76

146 SW Missouri St. 71.72

147 Western Ky. 71.44

148 Jack'ville St. 71.27

149 New Hampshire 71.19

150 Wofford 70.98

151 Rhode Island 70.92

152 James Madison 70.92

153 Murray State 70.89

154 Portland St. 70.61

155 Elon College 69.97

156 Eastern Ky. 69.95

157 Weber State 69.90

158 Northern Ariz. 69.68

159 Eastern Wash. 69.16

160 Middle Tenn. 68.83

161 Hawaii 68.76

162 Eastern Ill. 68.65

163 Southern Utah 68.18

164 Southern LA 67.76

165 Brown 67.60

166 Kent 67.22

167 Cal Sacramento 66.87

168 Princeton 66.25

169 Yale 66.21

170 S.F. Austin 65.88

171 Nicholls State 65.66

172 Beth.-Cookman 64.75

173 SW Texas St. 64.64

174 Howard 64.57

175 Jackson State 64.30

176 Southern Ill. 64.26

177 Idaho State 63.91

178 N.C. A&T 63.80

179 Samford 62.87

180 Liberty 62.84

181 Bucknell 62.58

182 Ark.-Pine Bluff 62.47

183 Harvard 62.23

184 Columbia 61.88

185 Cal Poly SLO 61.82

186 Sam Houston St. 60.99

187 Tennessee Tech 59.97

188 S.C. State 59.30

189 Cornell 59.24

190 Morehead St. 58.78

191 Fordham 58.76

192 Tex. Southern 58.73

193 Ala. A&M 57.99

194 Buffalo 57.98

195 Dartmouth 57.30

196 SE Missouri St. 57.12

197 Lafayette 56.81

198 V.M.I. 53.54

199 Ala. State 53.46

200 Grambling 52.21

201 St. Mary's 51.91

202 Drake 51.57

203 Holy Cross 51.22

204 Charleston So. 50.74

205 Towson State 49.85

206 Norfolk State 48.82

207 Dayton 48.81

208 Albany 48.70

209 Alcorn State 48.20

210 Fairfield 47.90

211 Georgetown 47.87

212 TN-Martin 47.77

213 Morgan State 46.87

214 Valparaiso 46.56

215 Dela. State 45.25

216 Miss. Valley 43.19

217 Duquesne 42.01

218 Austin Peay 40.06

219 Marist 38.73

220 Prairie View 37.81

221 Robert Morris 36.87

222 Monmouth 35.94

223 Davidson 35.39

224 San Diego 34.78

225 Butler 33.08

226 St. John's 30.43

227 Wagner 29.17

228 Cent. Conn. St. 27.94

229 Jacksonville 27.45

230 Stony Brook 27.15

231 Siena 22.81

232 Canisius 22.72

233 Iona 22.69

234 LaSalle 19.61

235 St. Francis PA 11.05

236 St. Peter's 10.67

237 Sacred Heart 10.37