1918 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1918 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .544 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.815.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.95 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 Oklahoma .868 .701 .335 46.33 1.17 6 0 0 1.000 SWC
2 Great Lakes Navy .863 .263 .950 15.10 5.00 7 1 2 .800 Eastern Independent
3 Texas .862 .659 .349 21.56 1.56 9 0 0 1.000 SWC
4 Michigan .861 .668 .450 19.20 1.20 5 0 0 1.000 Western
5 Washington (Missouri) .797 .384 .234 27.17 4.50 6 0 0 1.000 MVIAA
6 Syracuse .788 .743 .524 23.50 3.50 5 1 0 .833 Northeast Independent
7 Virginia Tech .771 .663 .097 21.71 1.86 7 0 0 1.000 Mid-Atlantic Independent
8 Georgia Tech .747 .882 .312 66.57 4.57 6 1 0 .857 South/West Independent
9 Mare Island Marines .735 .571 .226 41.27 4.09 10 1 0 .909 South/West Independent
10 Illinois .727 .699 .561 12.29 2.00 5 2 0 .714 Western
11 Pittsburgh .725 .891 .401 28.00 3.20 4 1 0 .800 Eastern Independent
12 Notre Dame .709 .843 .629 22.17 6.50 3 1 2 .667 Eastern Independent
13 Texas A&M .706 .797 .288 17.57 2.71 6 1 0 .857 SWC
14 Navy .691 .685 .319 56.60 4.00 4 1 0 .800 Mid-Atlantic Independent
15 Rutgers .681 .606 .524 27.43 11.14 5 2 0 .714 Eastern Independent
16 Iowa .677 .438 .512 13.67 4.00 6 2 1 .722 Western
17 Oklahoma State .622 .486 .537 18.17 12.17 4 2 0 .667 SWC
18 Colorado Mines .610 .527 .135 46.00 5.25 4 0 0 1.000 Rocky Mountain
19 Michigan State .596 .263 .533 19.14 9.71 4 3 0 .571 Eastern Independent
20 Clemson .586 .691 .282 28.43 14.43 5 2 0 .714 Mid-Atlantic Independent
21 Minnesota .579 .730 .287 16.63 4.88 5 2 1 .688 Western
22 Texas Christian .578 .623 .369 16.00 6.50 4 2 0 .667 South/West Independent
23 Kansas State .542 .616 .068 19.00 5.80 4 1 0 .800 MVIAA
24 Vanderbilt .541 .717 .155 29.33 5.17 4 2 0 .667 South/West Independent
25 California .540 .397 .050 23.25 7.75 6 2 0 .750 PCC
26 Ohio State .536 .766 .547 22.33 6.83 3 3 0 .500 Western
27 Northwestern .523 .502 .464 15.00 12.20 2 2 1 .500 Western
28 Oregon .522 .506 .225 13.50 5.83 4 2 0 .667 PCC
29 Pennsylvania .514 .654 .288 14.88 8.88 5 3 0 .625 Eastern Independent
30 Purdue .513 .332 .548 14.50 13.00 3 3 0 .500 Western
31 Maryland .507 .373 .101 9.50 8.17 4 1 1 .750 Mid-Atlantic Independent
32 Wisconsin .500 .629 .562 7.00 7.33 3 3 0 .500 Western
33 Nebraska .490 .788 .556 8.83 9.17 2 3 1 .417 MVIAA
34 Southwestern (Texas) .489 .361 .234 24.00 5.40 3 2 0 .600 South/West Independent
35 Dartmouth .452 .608 .387 13.00 13.83 3 3 0 .500 Northeast Independent
36 Lehigh .451 .675 .288 14.83 9.67 3 3 0 .500 Eastern Independent
37 Davidson .436 .721 .240 8.75 1.75 2 1 1 .625 Mid-Atlantic Independent
38 Southern Methodist .429 .344 .241 7.80 9.00 3 2 0 .600 SWC
39 Drake .424 .266 .295 16.80 23.40 3 2 0 .600 MVIAA
40 Mississippi State .424 .673 .063 13.00 2.60 3 2 0 .600 South/West Independent
41 Arkansas .418 .529 .320 8.20 24.20 3 2 0 .600 SWC
42 Denver .416 .673 .197 9.80 14.80 3 2 0 .600 Rocky Mountain
43 Kansas .396 .726 .547 8.25 16.50 2 2 0 .500 MVIAA
44 Kentucky .380 .469 .348 15.00 14.33 2 1 0 .667 South/West Independent
45 Presbyterian .378 .619 .159 16.50 3.50 2 0 0 1.000 Mid-Atlantic Independent
46 Brown .371 .681 .417 9.60 19.60 2 3 0 .400 Northeast Independent
47 Washington & Jefferson .369 .826 .309 18.75 9.25 2 2 0 .500 Eastern Independent
48 Penn State .363 .649 .554 5.50 16.50 1 2 1 .375 Eastern Independent
49 Indiana .333 .482 .158 16.00 7.75 2 2 0 .500 Western
50 Harvard .331 .263 .150 8.00 4.00 2 1 0 .667 Northeast Independent
51 Sewanee .325 .672 .259 23.00 16.50 2 2 0 .500 South/West Independent
52 Lafayette .315 .360 .203 6.86 13.14 3 4 0 .429 Eastern Independent
53 Furman .312 .358 .244 10.22 27.22 3 5 1 .389 Mid-Atlantic Independent
54 South Carolina .310 .405 .085 8.25 12.75 2 1 1 .625 Mid-Atlantic Independent
55 Oregon State .294 .426 .224 5.50 7.67 2 4 0 .333 PCC
56 Auburn .274 .825 .312 12.00 16.57 2 5 0 .286 South/West Independent
57 Wild Card U .274 .263 .541 7.45 22.55 53 125 7 .305  
58 Wake Forest .268 .345 .399 9.33 15.67 1 2 0 .333 Mid-Atlantic Independent
59 Colorado .260 .558 .098 8.60 8.40 2 3 0 .400 Rocky Mountain
60 North Carolina State .255 .593 .508 13.50 43.50 1 3 0 .250 Mid-Atlantic Independent
61 Washington .251 .328 .313 3.00 3.50 1 1 0 .500 PCC
62 Washington & Lee .247 .655 .434 6.67 13.67 1 2 0 .333 Mid-Atlantic Independent
63 Virginia Military Institute .246 .468 .408 6.25 15.00 1 3 0 .250 Mid-Atlantic Independent
64 Colorado College .210 .601 .362 4.67 23.67 1 2 0 .333 Rocky Mountain
65 Chicago .206 .569 .711 2.67 15.17 0 6 0 .000 Western
66 Rice .203 .734 .302 1.86 8.86 1 5 1 .214 SWC
67 Mississippi .193 .300 .241 9.75 13.25 1 3 0 .250 South/West Independent
68 Baylor .134 .679 .433 3.17 15.33 0 6 0 .000 SWC
69 Citadel .106 .493 .282 0.00 4.33 0 2 1 .167 Mid-Atlantic Independent
70 Colorado State .100 .421 .267 6.50 15.00 0 2 0 .000 Rocky Mountain
71 Iowa State .088 .622 .483 0.00 12.67 0 3 0 .000 MVIAA
72 Stanford .047 .263 .236 2.00 60.50 0 4 0 .000 PCC
73 Wofford .017 .460 .146 0.00 15.67 0 3 0 .000 Mid-Atlantic Independent

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Eastern Independent .559 .603 .468 37 22 5 .617 10
Western .545 .582 .480 34 25 3 .573 10
SWC .530 .616 .351 32 18 1 .637 8
Northeast Independent .485 .574 .370 12 8 0 .600 4
South/West Independent .469 .609 .252 37 21 0 .638 10
MVIAA .456 .567 .364 17 11 1 .603 6
Mid-Atlantic Independent .366 .538 .265 33 26 5 .555 14
PCC .331 .384 .209 13 13 0 .500 5
Rocky Mountain .319 .556 .212 10 9 0 .526 5

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