1915 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1915 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .581 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.025.

The average home field advantage for this year is 4.55 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 Virginia .908 .784 .772 24.33 2.89 8 1 0 .889 Mid-Atlantic Independent
2 Georgia Tech .903 .737 .665 29.13 3.00 7 0 1 .938 South/West Independent
3 Cornell .889 .676 .434 31.89 5.56 9 0 0 1.000 Northeast Independent
4 Nebraska .874 .749 .427 35.25 4.88 8 0 0 1.000 MVIAA
5 Oklahoma .872 .675 .466 37.00 5.40 10 0 0 1.000 SWC
6 Harvard .866 .859 .642 18.22 4.00 8 1 0 .889 Northeast Independent
7 Notre Dame .865 .627 .559 28.75 3.63 7 1 0 .875 Eastern Independent
8 Pittsburgh .862 .746 .366 30.88 3.25 8 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
9 Vanderbilt .854 .657 .444 51.30 3.80 9 1 0 .900 South/West Independent
10 Auburn .830 .902 .758 22.75 3.00 6 2 0 .750 South/West Independent
11 Georgia .798 .690 .723 27.22 3.00 5 2 2 .667 South/West Independent
12 Washington & Jefferson .792 .821 .524 21.90 4.50 8 1 1 .850 Eastern Independent
13 Princeton .792 .719 .649 17.00 4.13 6 2 0 .750 Eastern Independent
14 Colorado State .776 .363 .342 34.86 4.43 7 0 0 1.000 Rocky Mountain
15 Syracuse .776 .590 .414 27.58 1.33 9 1 2 .833 Northeast Independent
16 Minnesota .774 .683 .464 27.29 5.00 6 0 1 .929 Western
17 Texas .766 .764 .720 37.22 7.67 6 3 0 .667 SWC
18 Washington & Lee .763 .771 .479 21.38 7.50 6 1 1 .813 Mid-Atlantic Independent
19 Baylor .760 .352 .309 23.50 2.75 7 1 0 .875 SWC
20 Penn State .754 .641 .594 16.33 5.67 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
21 Illinois .753 .671 .492 26.14 3.57 5 0 2 .857 Western
22 Georgetown .749 .550 .462 35.22 3.33 7 2 0 .778 Mid-Atlantic Independent
23 Mississippi State .725 .681 .642 13.75 4.50 5 2 1 .688 South/West Independent
24 Alabama .723 .620 .468 31.25 6.38 6 2 0 .750 South/West Independent
25 Dartmouth .722 .693 .289 21.56 4.44 7 1 1 .833 Northeast Independent
26 Louisiana State .717 .517 .546 15.75 6.13 6 2 0 .750 South/West Independent
27 Sewanee .701 .670 .837 17.00 9.67 4 3 2 .556 South/West Independent
28 Texas A&M .687 .616 .442 22.75 4.25 6 2 0 .750 SWC
29 Kentucky .677 .242 .286 18.63 4.75 6 1 1 .813 South/West Independent
30 North Carolina .677 .692 .914 13.13 12.25 4 3 1 .563 Mid-Atlantic Independent
31 West Virginia .672 .440 .373 29.71 2.71 5 1 1 .786 Eastern Independent
32 Colorado College .671 .550 .333 32.38 5.38 6 2 0 .750 Rocky Mountain
33 Kansas .661 .585 .405 19.13 9.88 6 2 0 .750 MVIAA
34 Lafayette .650 .520 .461 18.73 10.18 8 3 0 .727 Eastern Independent
35 Colgate .647 .667 .390 37.17 6.33 5 1 0 .833 Northeast Independent
36 Citadel .633 .371 .506 21.50 7.75 5 3 0 .625 Mid-Atlantic Independent
37 Iowa State .632 .565 .385 16.13 9.38 6 2 0 .750 MVIAA
38 Clemson .626 .646 .889 14.75 6.00 2 4 2 .375 Mid-Atlantic Independent
39 Davidson .626 .516 .670 19.50 13.50 4 3 1 .563 Mid-Atlantic Independent
40 Chicago .624 .660 .541 11.86 7.14 5 2 0 .714 Western
41 Rice .619 .337 .663 15.25 17.88 5 3 0 .625 SWC
42 Wisconsin .613 .554 .581 33.57 7.71 4 3 0 .571 Western
43 South Carolina .607 .504 .562 21.11 10.33 5 3 1 .611 Mid-Atlantic Independent
44 Ohio State .593 .423 .319 15.00 5.57 5 1 1 .786 Western
45 Virginia Military Institute .593 .489 .379 11.44 11.33 6 2 1 .722 Mid-Atlantic Independent
46 Lehigh .553 .675 .384 18.50 8.50 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
47 Pennsylvania .541 .558 .718 10.90 8.80 3 5 2 .400 Eastern Independent
48 Utah .539 .379 .253 23.14 10.14 5 2 0 .714 Rocky Mountain
49 West Virginia Wesleyan .539 .449 .547 18.56 11.00 4 4 1 .500 Eastern Independent
50 Florida .537 .530 .576 14.14 9.29 4 3 0 .571 South/West Independent
51 Brown .530 .576 .296 16.60 4.60 5 4 1 .550 Northeast Independent
52 Army .527 .766 .263 12.67 6.33 5 3 1 .611 Northeast Independent
53 Tennessee .524 .686 .487 37.88 7.25 4 4 0 .500 South/West Independent
54 Yale .517 .803 .718 9.22 10.89 4 5 0 .444 Northeast Independent
55 Oklahoma State .513 .448 .469 16.10 9.30 4 5 1 .450 SWC
56 Arkansas .503 .430 .320 17.29 7.86 4 2 1 .643 SWC
57 Michigan .502 .652 .328 16.25 10.13 4 3 1 .563 Eastern Independent
58 Indiana .491 .366 .420 12.14 6.14 3 3 1 .500 Western
59 Mississippi College .490 .242 .451 19.67 10.11 4 4 1 .500 South/West Independent
60 Virginia Tech .490 .651 .582 11.38 13.63 4 4 0 .500 Mid-Atlantic Independent
61 Furman .486 .242 .241 21.88 23.75 5 3 0 .625 Mid-Atlantic Independent
62 Colorado Mines .486 .589 .429 9.33 8.50 4 2 0 .667 Rocky Mountain
63 Haskell .469 .453 .540 7.50 15.00 5 5 0 .500 South/West Independent
64 Tulane .464 .380 .385 14.75 9.75 4 4 0 .500 South/West Independent
65 Texas Christian .459 .326 .547 14.44 20.22 4 5 0 .444 South/West Independent
66 Purdue .445 .496 .480 8.86 8.86 3 3 1 .500 Western
67 Iowa .440 .553 .558 13.14 21.43 3 4 0 .429 Western
68 Denver .438 .365 .345 14.71 11.86 4 3 0 .571 Rocky Mountain
69 Presbyterian .432 .242 .347 16.13 17.25 4 4 0 .500 Mid-Atlantic Independent
70 North Carolina State .432 .548 .456 10.14 16.29 3 3 1 .500 Mid-Atlantic Independent
71 Kansas State .425 .330 .468 5.38 10.50 3 4 1 .438 MVIAA
72 Wake Forest .404 .315 .417 23.00 12.86 3 4 0 .429 Mid-Atlantic Independent
73 Navy .404 .670 .445 11.00 13.11 3 5 1 .389 Mid-Atlantic Independent
74 Missouri .373 .597 .514 9.00 12.75 2 5 1 .313 MVIAA
75 Carlisle .360 .672 .470 7.73 17.82 3 6 2 .364 Eastern Independent
76 Southwestern (Texas) .345 .296 .399 7.17 13.67 3 3 0 .500 SWC
77 Newberry .329 .370 .579 14.14 26.57 2 5 0 .286 Mid-Atlantic Independent
78 Drake .326 .447 .421 16.38 30.00 2 6 0 .250 MVIAA
79 Wofford .320 .215 .365 5.38 17.75 3 5 0 .375 Mid-Atlantic Independent
80 Northwestern .312 .216 .448 9.86 16.00 2 5 0 .286 Western
81 Washington (Missouri) .296 .339 .050 16.60 9.20 3 2 0 .600 MVIAA
82 Utah State .287 .192 .209 8.00 14.14 3 4 0 .429 Rocky Mountain
83 Bucknell .283 .535 .336 3.27 7.18 2 6 3 .318 Eastern Independent
84 Mississippi .261 .526 .553 6.38 41.75 2 6 0 .250 South/West Independent
85 Wild Card U .237 .242 .742 3.21 31.19 20 200 15 .117  
86 Colorado .222 .637 .508 6.43 24.00 1 6 0 .143 Rocky Mountain
87 Wyoming .222 .147 .335 5.75 26.63 2 6 0 .250 Rocky Mountain

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Northeast Independent .684 .704 .431 52 16 5 .747 8
South/West Independent .633 .554 .557 81 46 8 .630 16
SWC .633 .490 .474 45 19 2 .697 8
Eastern Independent .628 .620 .485 71 38 11 .638 13
Western .561 .513 .478 36 21 6 .619 9
Mid-Atlantic Independent .558 .504 .533 74 55 9 .569 17
MVIAA .512 .516 .382 30 21 2 .585 7
Rocky Mountain .455 .403 .344 32 25 0 .561 8

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