1898 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1898 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .701 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.611.

The average home field advantage for this year is 6.03 points.

Some game locations are unknown and have been estimated. Research continues.

KEY: PR=Final power rating, PS=Pre-season power rating, SOS=strength of schedule.


Rank Team PR PS SOS PF PA Wins Losses Ties Pct Conference
1 Harvard .880 .755 .282 23.36 1.73 11 0 0 1.000 Northeast Independent
2 Princeton .844 .815 .273 22.17 0.42 11 0 1 .958 Eastern Independent
3 Michigan .791 .599 .089 20.50 2.60 10 0 0 1.000 Western
4 Pennsylvania .786 .849 .231 30.62 2.46 12 1 0 .923 Eastern Independent
5 Wisconsin .768 .640 .259 29.80 1.70 9 1 0 .900 Western
6 Yale .767 .817 .431 13.27 3.09 9 2 0 .818 Northeast Independent
7 Chicago .731 .640 .255 19.45 3.64 9 2 0 .818 Western
8 Cornell .727 .554 .250 24.67 2.42 10 2 0 .833 Northeast Independent
9 Wesleyan .713 .462 .502 21.50 5.40 7 3 0 .700 Northeast Independent
10 Carlisle .671 .538 .588 20.50 9.90 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
11 Penn State .654 .338 .627 17.40 9.10 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
12 Dickinson .649 .424 .197 21.10 8.80 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
13 Bowdoin .573 .226 .173 17.00 7.50 8 3 1 .708 Northeast Independent
14 Brown .567 .563 .412 13.50 9.60 6 4 0 .600 Northeast Independent
15 Navy .539 .446 .063 16.25 7.00 7 1 0 .875 Eastern Independent
16 Dartmouth .523 .487 .545 18.64 12.36 5 6 0 .455 Northeast Independent
17 Northwestern .521 .401 .216 18.36 7.82 7 4 0 .636 Western
18 Amherst .453 .335 .578 14.60 22.30 4 5 1 .450 Northeast Independent
19 Beloit .449 .226 .504 8.90 9.50 4 5 1 .450 Eastern Independent
20 Bucknell .438 .348 .433 6.18 9.36 4 4 3 .500 Eastern Independent
21 Army .425 .562 .381 15.00 8.50 3 2 1 .583 Northeast Independent
22 Franklin & Marshall .405 .285 .361 7.50 15.20 4 4 2 .500 Eastern Independent
23 Illinois .340 .458 .209 9.22 8.67 4 5 0 .444 Western
24 Lehigh .340 .358 .459 4.90 10.60 3 6 1 .350 Eastern Independent
25 Minnesota .340 .444 .231 10.22 8.11 4 5 0 .444 Western
26 M.I.T. .337 .226 .050 8.40 3.20 3 1 1 .700 Northeast Independent
27 Lafayette .278 .663 .568 3.55 17.36 3 8 0 .273 Eastern Independent
28 Trinity (Connecticut) .271 .415 .418 3.89 15.11 2 5 2 .333 Northeast Independent
29 Williams .265 .328 .391 4.73 10.64 3 8 0 .273 Northeast Independent
30 Purdue .258 .420 .144 5.67 5.50 3 3 0 .500 Western
31 Wild Card U .228 .226 .697 3.15 20.25 22 99 6 .197  
32 Tufts .136 .342 .277 3.90 15.00 1 9 0 .100 Northeast Independent

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Eastern Independent .550 .481 .391 68 39 8 .626 11
Western .536 .514 .201 46 20 0 .697 7
Northeast Independent .511 .467 .361 72 50 6 .586 13

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