1912 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1912 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .548 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.836.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.39 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 .904 .741 .509 19.56 2.44 9 0 0 1.000 Northeast Independent
2 Vanderbilt .861 .775 .577 39.10 1.90 8 1 1 .850 South/West Independent
3 Penn State .826 .723 .204 35.63 0.75 8 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
4 Carlisle .825 .749 .581 36.07 8.57 12 1 1 .893 Eastern Independent
5 Auburn .822 .687 .742 20.50 5.63 6 1 1 .813 South/West Independent
6 Princeton .821 .762 .542 35.78 3.89 7 1 1 .833 Eastern Independent
7 Yale .789 .783 .588 9.89 3.56 7 1 1 .833 Northeast Independent
8 Georgetown .783 .633 .380 35.00 6.67 8 1 0 .889 Mid-Atlantic Independent
9 Georgia .764 .681 .661 18.88 10.00 6 1 1 .813 South/West Independent
10 Wisconsin .753 .487 .286 35.14 4.14 7 0 0 1.000 Western
11 Lehigh .749 .447 .452 20.18 6.55 9 2 0 .818 Eastern Independent
12 Texas A&M .748 .674 .184 40.67 2.89 8 1 0 .889 South/West Independent
13 Colorado Mines .745 .285 .231 18.90 3.50 9 1 0 .900 Rocky Mountain
14 Swarthmore .730 .251 .395 16.89 3.44 7 1 1 .833 Eastern Independent
15 Nebraska .725 .660 .305 30.00 4.63 7 1 0 .875 MVIAA
16 Sewanee .717 .684 .485 27.63 5.13 5 1 2 .750 South/West Independent
17 Washington & Lee .695 .509 .224 22.44 6.56 8 1 0 .889 Mid-Atlantic Independent
18 Dartmouth .690 .251 .331 31.22 3.78 7 2 0 .778 Northeast Independent
19 Chicago .664 .545 .348 12.29 6.29 6 1 0 .857 Western
20 Washington & Jefferson .655 .519 .385 24.50 5.00 8 3 1 .708 Eastern Independent
21 Utah .636 .436 .289 21.86 2.29 5 1 1 .786 Rocky Mountain
22 Kansas State .634 .251 .247 20.40 10.30 8 2 0 .800 South/West Independent
23 Alabama .633 .605 .520 17.33 6.11 5 3 1 .611 South/West Independent
24 Colorado .628 .602 .486 16.33 9.00 6 3 0 .667 Rocky Mountain
25 Georgia Tech .626 .668 .667 11.11 9.56 5 3 1 .611 South/West Independent
26 Florida .619 .388 .332 25.25 6.75 5 2 1 .688 South/West Independent
27 Texas .617 .629 .050 25.13 7.75 7 1 0 .875 South/West Independent
28 Bucknell .611 .454 .373 20.70 6.40 6 3 1 .650 Eastern Independent
29 Oklahoma .600 .251 .525 21.89 8.89 5 4 0 .556 South/West Independent
30 Virginia .596 .627 .245 24.44 5.33 6 3 0 .667 Mid-Atlantic Independent
31 Iowa State .596 .582 .196 18.88 5.63 6 2 0 .750 MVIAA
32 Pennsylvania .580 .707 .396 17.36 9.64 7 4 0 .636 Eastern Independent
33 South Carolina .578 .315 .253 25.50 5.88 5 2 1 .688 Mid-Atlantic Independent
34 Navy .577 .753 .310 14.00 6.78 6 3 0 .667 Mid-Atlantic Independent
35 Missouri .562 .481 .391 16.88 8.63 5 3 0 .625 MVIAA
36 Brown .557 .651 .450 11.70 10.70 6 4 0 .600 Northeast Independent
37 Minnesota .556 .715 .504 12.43 5.43 4 3 0 .571 Western
38 Mississippi State .552 .601 .531 13.71 10.71 4 3 0 .571 South/West Independent
39 Army .533 .682 .356 13.50 7.38 5 3 0 .625 Northeast Independent
40 Mercer .526 .448 .298 20.89 12.67 5 3 1 .611 South/West Independent
41 Clemson .524 .485 .514 22.25 15.75 4 4 0 .500 Mid-Atlantic Independent
42 Utah State .519 .251 .291 22.00 5.71 4 2 1 .643 South/West Independent
43 Mississippi .507 .575 .454 18.00 14.29 4 3 0 .571 South/West Independent
44 Louisiana State .505 .538 .371 23.57 5.14 4 3 0 .571 South/West Independent
45 Virginia Tech .505 .668 .309 22.44 10.22 5 4 0 .556 Mid-Atlantic Independent
46 Kansas .499 .564 .368 16.00 5.63 4 4 0 .500 MVIAA
47 Colgate .490 .491 .161 12.86 6.71 5 2 0 .714 Northeast Independent
48 Iowa .487 .446 .408 18.57 19.71 4 3 0 .571 Western
49 Drake .486 .488 .119 25.13 9.13 5 3 0 .625 MVIAA
50 Tulane .482 .426 .206 27.00 12.38 5 3 0 .625 South/West Independent
51 Michigan .474 .638 .078 22.57 9.29 5 2 0 .714 Eastern Independent
52 Purdue .464 .273 .228 25.14 10.00 4 2 1 .643 Western
53 Syracuse .463 .536 .600 10.56 17.78 4 5 0 .444 Northeast Independent
54 Lafayette .453 .689 .546 7.10 11.80 4 5 1 .450 Eastern Independent
55 Colorado College .448 .531 .204 13.56 12.56 5 4 0 .556 Rocky Mountain
56 Tennessee .441 .379 .197 36.75 10.00 4 4 0 .500 South/West Independent
57 North Carolina State .423 .570 .323 7.57 15.00 4 3 0 .571 Mid-Atlantic Independent
58 Colorado State .418 .104 .357 13.60 8.00 3 2 0 .600 Rocky Mountain
59 North Carolina .403 .552 .419 10.63 21.00 3 4 1 .438 Mid-Atlantic Independent
60 Illinois .392 .541 .240 17.43 6.86 3 3 1 .500 Western
61 Villanova .381 .290 .513 10.33 28.33 3 3 0 .500 Eastern Independent
62 Arkansas .377 .612 .344 14.90 17.90 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
63 Cornell .375 .618 .486 6.30 13.60 3 7 0 .300 Northeast Independent
64 Washington (Missouri) .374 .397 .146 20.25 14.63 4 4 0 .500 MVIAA
65 Pittsburgh .362 .620 .419 12.56 13.44 3 6 0 .333 Eastern Independent
66 Citadel .339 .395 .416 23.00 21.83 2 4 0 .333 Mid-Atlantic Independent
67 Mississippi College .298 .231 .205 12.00 15.43 3 4 0 .429 South/West Independent
68 Northwestern .290 .293 .312 5.33 14.50 2 3 1 .417 Western
69 Davidson .286 .540 .089 26.14 14.57 3 4 0 .429 Mid-Atlantic Independent
70 Southwestern (Texas) .283 .392 .113 13.33 14.33 3 3 0 .500 South/West Independent
71 Denver .280 .497 .292 9.67 14.44 2 6 1 .278 Rocky Mountain
72 Baylor .279 .498 .107 9.88 15.38 3 5 0 .375 South/West Independent
73 Wake Forest .255 .317 .203 13.50 10.88 2 6 0 .250 Mid-Atlantic Independent
74 Indiana .252 .453 .218 11.43 14.29 2 5 0 .286 Western
75 Wyoming .235 .383 .415 7.11 32.33 2 7 0 .222 Rocky Mountain
76 Wild Card U .217 .251 .614 3.76 32.25 23 191 4 .115  
77 Samford .094 .263 .137 2.00 31.43 1 6 0 .143 South/West Independent

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct. Teams
Eastern Independent .622 .572 .407 79 31 6 .707 12
Northeast Independent .600 .595 .435 46 24 1 .655 8
South/West Independent .544 .502 .358 112 65 10 .626 23
MVIAA .540 .530 .254 31 17 0 .646 6
Mid-Atlantic Independent .497 .532 .307 56 39 2 .588 12
Rocky Mountain .484 .406 .325 32 24 2 .569 7
Western .482 .471 .318 32 20 3 .609 8

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