1907 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1907 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .536 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.682.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.59 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 Pennsylvania .901 .802 .765 21.33 3.33 11 1 0 .917 Eastern Independent
2 Yale .897 .964 .574 20.80 1.00 9 0 1 .950 Northeast Independent
3 Carlisle .870 .784 .756 24.27 5.64 10 1 0 .909 Eastern Independent
4 Sewanee .867 .693 .625 27.78 3.00 8 1 0 .889 Southern Independent
5 Princeton .831 .921 .603 31.33 2.56 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
6 Cornell .817 .760 .735 17.60 4.50 8 2 0 .800 Northeast Independent
7 Navy .751 .748 .563 9.83 2.83 9 2 1 .792 Eastern Independent
8 Swarthmore .742 .733 .590 18.75 6.63 6 2 0 .750 Eastern Independent
9 Texas .731 .606 .529 19.25 6.63 6 1 1 .813 Western Independent
10 Texas A&M .722 .527 .407 15.63 3.38 6 1 1 .813 Western Independent
11 Army .721 .685 .505 13.89 2.67 6 2 1 .722 Northeast Independent
12 Lafayette .695 .768 .505 19.80 5.00 7 2 1 .750 Eastern Independent
13 Pittsburgh .695 .538 .270 14.70 2.70 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
14 Nebraska .693 .650 .379 32.30 6.90 8 2 0 .800 MVIAA
15 Tennessee .689 .311 .367 16.90 1.70 7 2 1 .750 Southern Independent
16 Vanderbilt .681 .800 .427 34.57 5.14 5 1 1 .786 Southern Independent
17 Auburn .677 .342 .399 20.56 3.33 6 2 1 .722 Southern Independent
18 Louisiana State .675 .295 .443 26.60 5.20 7 3 0 .700 Southern Independent
19 Penn State .674 .752 .658 25.10 6.40 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
20 Alabama .672 .507 .487 8.75 8.00 5 1 2 .750 Southern Independent
21 Washington & Jefferson .661 .614 .384 17.44 7.11 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
22 Iowa State .643 .682 .325 17.25 5.00 6 2 0 .750 Western Independent
23 Harvard .633 .847 .404 12.20 7.10 7 3 0 .700 Northeast Independent
24 Virginia Tech .628 .637 .187 17.44 3.33 7 2 0 .778 Southern Independent
25 Michigan .620 .730 .288 17.83 1.00 5 1 0 .833 Eastern Independent
26 Georgia .619 .265 .629 12.88 5.88 4 3 1 .563 Southern Independent
27 Syracuse .618 .591 .551 14.78 7.11 5 3 1 .611 Northeast Independent
28 Missouri .613 .470 .152 30.89 4.56 7 2 0 .778 MVIAA
29 Brown .595 .676 .305 16.80 5.00 7 3 0 .700 Northeast Independent
30 Colorado Mines .578 .519 .214 29.17 3.33 5 1 0 .833 Western Independent
31 St. Louis .577 .251 .104 29.80 4.00 7 3 0 .700 Western Independent
32 Mississippi State .566 .287 .267 23.33 8.56 6 3 0 .667 Southern Independent
33 Georgia Tech .548 .537 .606 18.50 12.50 4 4 0 .500 Southern Independent
34 Texas Christian .540 .257 .350 11.25 8.63 4 2 2 .625 Western Independent
35 Lehigh .540 .482 .050 18.22 5.00 6 2 1 .722 Eastern Independent
36 Colorado .536 .544 .304 15.88 8.00 5 3 0 .625 Western Independent
37 Minnesota .528 .728 .598 11.00 10.40 2 2 1 .500 Western
38 Colorado College .527 .469 .206 15.00 5.14 5 2 0 .714 Western Independent
39 Kansas .524 .654 .239 13.88 7.13 5 3 0 .625 MVIAA
40 Grinnell .511 .251 .214 14.11 11.00 6 3 0 .667 Western Independent
41 Virginia .508 .251 .175 16.90 6.40 6 3 1 .650 Southern Independent
42 Davidson .508 .382 .271 12.17 4.67 4 1 1 .750 Southern Independent
43 Bucknell .503 .541 .888 7.45 18.09 4 7 0 .364 Eastern Independent
44 Baylor .502 .251 .358 11.38 13.13 4 3 1 .563 Western Independent
45 Utah .501 .453 .128 16.33 10.00 6 3 0 .667 Western Independent
46 Chicago .494 .701 .249 29.40 8.40 4 1 0 .800 Western
47 Clemson .481 .551 .454 8.38 5.63 4 4 0 .500 Southern Independent
48 North Carolina .464 .446 .394 10.33 10.78 4 4 1 .500 Southern Independent
49 Colgate .449 .582 .324 12.00 7.89 4 4 1 .500 Northeast Independent
50 Arkansas .448 .293 .345 10.00 13.56 4 4 1 .500 Western Independent
51 Iowa * .436 .492 .329 18.00 9.60 3 2 0 .600 Western & MVIAA
52 Washington & Lee .420 .251 .299 7.33 2.83 3 2 1 .583 Southern Independent
53 Villanova .412 .361 .891 6.00 22.43 1 5 1 .214 Eastern Independent
54 Drake .377 .368 .229 7.63 9.25 3 4 1 .438 Western Independent
55 Dickinson .344 .556 .523 3.40 20.20 3 6 1 .350 Eastern Independent
56 Tulane .344 .173 .123 14.20 8.80 3 2 0 .600 Southern Independent
57 Wisconsin .325 .599 .058 10.00 10.20 3 1 1 .700 Western
58 Illinois .297 .412 .098 12.80 16.20 3 2 0 .600 Western
59 Indiana .270 .575 .080 14.17 9.50 2 3 1 .417 Western
60 Samford .263 .251 .350 5.29 17.57 2 5 0 .286 Southern Independent
61 Denver .262 .295 .388 3.75 22.38 2 6 0 .250 Western Independent
62 Hamilton .238 .251 .560 3.20 21.60 1 4 0 .200 Northeast Independent
63 Wild Card U .235 .251 .618 3.25 23.91 25 166 6 .142  
64 Haskell .204 .319 .254 4.00 21.00 1 6 1 .188 Western Independent
65 Mississippi .152 .379 .665 1.00 32.50 0 6 0 .000 Southern Independent
66 Drury .146 .251 .253 2.40 12.60 1 4 0 .200 Western Independent
67 Washington (Missouri) .131 .251 .146 7.83 21.33 1 5 0 .167 MVIAA
68 Maryville .123 .353 .567 0.40 24.00 0 5 0 .000 Southern Independent
69 Purdue .028 .356 .086 2.00 21.60 0 5 0 .000 Western

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Eastern Independent .660 .666 .553 90 39 5 .690 14
Northeast Independent .621 .670 .495 47 21 4 .681 8
Southern Independent .520 .406 .407 85 54 10 .604 19
Western Independent .488 .396 .288 71 48 8 .591 16
MVIAA * .479 .503 .249 24 14 0 .632 5
Western * .340 .552 .214 17 16 3 .514 7

* Iowa was a member of both the Western and MVIAA conferences in 1907 and their performance is reflected in the conference statistics for both of these conferences.


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