1923 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1923 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .564 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.938.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.24 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.


Team PR PS SOS PF PA Wins Losses Ties Pct Conference
1 Syracuse .873 .743 .545 26.33 2.11 8 1 0 .889 Northeast Independent
2 Illinois .867 .465 .526 17.00 2.50 8 0 0 1.000 Western
3 Yale .866 .701 .543 28.75 4.75 8 0 0 1.000 Northeast Independent
4 Colorado .844 .479 .315 31.11 3.00 9 0 0 1.000 Rocky Mountain
5 Texas .843 .722 .363 26.78 2.33 8 0 1 .944 SWC
6 Michigan .832 .694 .366 18.75 1.50 8 0 0 1.000 Western
7 Centre .821 .817 .652 15.44 4.44 7 1 1 .833 South/West Independent
8 Southern Methodist .818 .414 .141 23.00 1.00 9 0 0 1.000 SWC
9 Virginia Military Institute .818 .674 .376 22.40 2.30 9 1 0 .900 Mid-Atlantic Independent
10 Notre Dame .815 .808 .388 27.50 3.70 9 1 0 .900 Eastern Independent
11 California .814 .802 .227 18.20 0.70 9 0 1 .950 PCC
12 Cornell .812 .720 .309 40.00 4.13 8 0 0 1.000 Northeast Independent
13 West Virginia .800 .719 .506 33.00 4.56 7 1 1 .833 Eastern Independent
14 Furman .793 .682 .381 25.82 4.27 10 1 0 .909 Mid-Atlantic Independent
15 Penn State .768 .737 .682 17.67 5.11 6 2 1 .722 Eastern Independent
16 Washington & Jefferson .743 .683 .520 13.38 4.38 6 1 1 .813 Eastern Independent
17 Alabama .742 .676 .556 22.20 5.00 7 2 1 .750 Southern
18 Washington .734 .494 .284 24.83 4.83 10 1 1 .875 PCC
19 Lafayette .734 .731 .462 16.89 3.11 6 1 2 .778 Eastern Independent
20 Army .729 .551 .543 26.33 6.22 6 2 1 .722 Northeast Independent
21 Florida .728 .651 .503 19.89 6.67 6 1 2 .778 Southern
22 Maryland .728 .543 .430 21.40 5.60 7 2 1 .750 Southern
23 Vanderbilt .723 .859 .703 17.13 4.13 5 2 1 .688 Southern
24 Dartmouth .722 .656 .220 22.44 6.00 8 1 0 .889 Northeast Independent
25 Chicago .711 .607 .309 16.75 2.75 7 1 0 .875 Western
26 Rutgers .711 .463 .220 28.89 4.00 7 1 1 .833 Eastern Independent
27 Navy .703 .676 .522 18.67 6.89 5 1 3 .722 Mid-Atlantic Independent
28 Colgate .700 .542 .425 25.89 8.11 6 2 1 .722 Northeast Independent
29 Kansas .695 .552 .285 15.63 0.75 5 0 3 .813 MVIAA
30 Nebraska .693 .769 .811 14.00 8.88 4 2 2 .625 MVIAA
31 Clemson .682 .571 .661 11.38 8.13 5 2 1 .688 Southern
32 Colorado State .673 .543 .541 15.13 4.38 5 2 1 .688 Rocky Mountain
33 Virginia Tech .672 .716 .583 12.89 6.11 6 3 0 .667 Southern
34 Colorado College .672 .448 .331 16.63 5.63 6 1 1 .813 Rocky Mountain
35 Stanford .669 .415 .275 31.56 5.11 7 2 0 .778 PCC
36 Washington & Lee .668 .635 .608 11.67 12.67 6 2 1 .722 Southern
37 Pittsburgh .664 .790 .760 9.22 5.00 5 4 0 .556 Eastern Independent
38 Georgia .660 .734 .809 8.22 13.33 5 3 1 .611 Southern
39 North Carolina .660 .685 .799 8.56 9.44 5 3 1 .611 Southern
40 Baylor .651 .572 .401 13.00 4.88 5 1 2 .750 SWC
41 Southern California .647 .521 .391 21.63 7.75 6 2 0 .750 PCC
42 William & Mary .631 .484 .364 22.40 11.50 7 3 0 .700 Mid-Atlantic Independent
43 Georgia Tech .629 .790 .783 8.33 9.11 3 2 4 .556 Southern
44 Idaho .628 .408 .365 20.50 3.25 5 2 1 .688 PCC
45 Pennsylvania .627 .630 .641 10.56 7.00 5 4 0 .556 Eastern Independent
46 Texas A&M .625 .649 .446 15.00 2.56 5 3 1 .611 SWC
47 Lehigh .618 .500 .350 11.67 5.67 6 2 1 .722 Eastern Independent
48 Mississippi State .616 .506 .474 9.22 7.33 5 2 2 .667 Southern
49 Iowa .609 .692 .460 15.50 6.88 5 3 0 .625 Western
50 Wake Forest .604 .324 .390 13.89 7.11 6 3 0 .667 Mid-Atlantic Independent
51 Arkansas .596 .454 .164 17.56 4.44 6 2 1 .722 SWC
52 Tulane .585 .546 .466 11.70 8.90 6 3 1 .650 Southern
53 Brown .584 .620 .407 15.90 7.10 6 4 0 .600 Northeast Independent
54 Auburn .579 .762 .640 10.67 6.44 3 3 3 .500 Southern
55 Denver .574 .501 .428 13.00 11.00 6 3 0 .667 Rocky Mountain
56 Kentucky .569 .600 .454 15.00 5.89 4 3 2 .556 Southern
57 Citadel .567 .386 .359 13.22 6.56 5 3 1 .611 Mid-Atlantic Independent
58 Minnesota .562 .436 .345 16.29 8.57 5 1 1 .786 Western
59 Carnegie Tech .559 .439 .479 12.88 8.50 4 3 1 .563 Eastern Independent
60 Sewanee .556 .593 .510 10.20 5.00 5 4 1 .550 Southern
61 Mississippi College .551 .535 .130 6.63 2.63 5 1 2 .750 South/West Independent
62 Tennessee .545 .711 .649 8.20 16.70 5 4 1 .550 Southern
63 Presbyterian .542 .498 .482 12.38 5.75 4 3 1 .563 Mid-Atlantic Independent
64 Kansas State .541 .561 .350 13.38 9.00 4 2 2 .625 MVIAA
65 Utah State .536 .487 .262 21.00 8.43 5 2 0 .714 Rocky Mountain
66 Wisconsin .522 .589 .512 12.71 4.57 3 3 1 .500 Western
67 Virginia .519 .596 .713 9.67 9.00 3 5 1 .389 Southern
68 Utah .517 .498 .292 34.43 6.86 4 3 0 .571 Rocky Mountain
69 Drake .511 .588 .190 24.00 7.00 5 2 0 .714 MVIAA
70 Duke .504 .473 .331 23.44 11.56 5 4 0 .556 Mid-Atlantic Independent
71 South Carolina .501 .573 .599 10.40 7.70 4 6 0 .400 Southern
72 Oklahoma .497 .550 .571 18.00 13.88 3 5 0 .375 MVIAA
73 Iowa State .496 .419 .359 15.13 11.63 4 3 1 .563 MVIAA
74 Ohio State .491 .526 .619 15.50 12.38 3 4 1 .438 Western
75 Wofford .466 .233 .134 12.78 11.67 6 3 0 .667 Mid-Atlantic Independent
76 Harvard .464 .756 .301 9.38 6.88 4 3 1 .563 Northeast Independent
77 Oglethorpe .453 .411 .597 10.60 13.90 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
78 Montana State .450 .274 .050 30.22 7.67 5 4 0 .556 Rocky Mountain
79 North Carolina State .446 .547 .806 5.60 13.40 3 7 0 .300 Southern
80 Louisiana State .435 .458 .515 11.44 13.44 3 5 1 .389 Southern
81 Princeton .434 .736 .444 10.43 10.43 3 3 1 .500 Eastern Independent
82 Davidson .431 .485 .760 4.40 9.90 3 7 0 .300 Mid-Atlantic Independent
83 Oregon .431 .581 .338 14.13 8.25 3 4 1 .438 PCC
84 Missouri .428 .587 .410 3.88 5.00 2 3 3 .438 MVIAA
85 Oregon State .414 .387 .366 5.00 6.45 4 5 2 .455 PCC
86 Montana .407 .274 .263 13.50 14.63 4 4 0 .500 South/West Independent
87 Samford .402 .321 .312 7.10 7.90 3 4 3 .450 South/West Independent
88 Columbia .381 .344 .205 7.56 11.89 4 4 1 .500 Northeast Independent
89 Mississippi .364 .355 .392 8.10 14.50 4 6 0 .400 Southern
90 Gonzaga .361 .405 .099 17.00 9.14 4 3 0 .571 South/West Independent
91 Mercer .359 .398 .337 6.22 8.44 3 6 0 .333 South/West Independent
92 Washington State .357 .454 .470 8.00 12.00 2 4 1 .357 PCC
93 Richmond .340 .518 .490 4.88 18.63 3 5 0 .375 Mid-Atlantic Independent
94 Brigham Young .331 .204 .611 6.71 22.29 2 5 0 .286 Rocky Mountain
95 Purdue .331 .255 .403 8.13 13.25 2 5 1 .313 Western
96 Northwestern .323 .352 .454 11.25 14.00 2 6 0 .250 Western
97 Tennessee-Chattanooga .319 .449 .099 9.89 13.78 3 4 2 .444 South/West Independent
98 Texas Christian .313 .418 .091 10.33 15.22 4 5 0 .444 SWC
99 Washington (Missouri) .300 .370 .322 6.25 30.13 3 5 0 .375 MVIAA
100 Colorado Mines .295 .398 .498 7.57 18.86 2 5 0 .286 Rocky Mountain
101 Newberry .289 .297 .514 8.60 17.70 2 8 0 .200 Mid-Atlantic Independent
102 Rice .286 .468 .257 4.38 11.75 3 5 0 .375 SWC
103 Northern Colorado .262 .274 .235 9.83 23.00 2 3 1 .417 Rocky Mountain
104 Oklahoma State .260 .458 .470 4.00 9.70 2 8 0 .200 SWC
105 Indiana .249 .357 .120 6.86 16.71 3 4 0 .429 Western
106 Wild Card U .241 .274 .647 3.45 24.15 31 238 17 .138  
107 Grinnell .197 .302 .139 6.38 17.25 2 6 0 .250 MVIAA
108 Boston University .196 .274 .549 3.00 25.86 1 6 0 .143 Northeast Independent
109 Whitman .161 .274 .331 3.83 20.83 1 5 0 .167 South/West Independent
110 Wyoming .159 .238 .606 2.00 33.13 0 8 0 .000 Rocky Mountain

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Eastern Independent .679 .658 .496 64 23 9 .714 11
Northeast Independent .633 .591 .405 59 23 4 .709 10
Southern .600 .624 .603 100 70 25 .577 21
PCC .587 .508 .339 46 20 7 .678 8
Mid-Atlantic Independent .557 .477 .425 65 42 5 .603 12
Western .550 .497 .411 46 27 4 .623 10
SWC .549 .519 .292 42 24 5 .627 8
MVIAA .484 .522 .382 32 28 11 .528 9
Rocky Mountain .483 .395 .379 46 36 3 .559 11
South/West Independent .426 .432 .313 34 34 8 .500 9

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