1924 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1924 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .528 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.518.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.42 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 Notre Dame .896 .811 .695 28.50 5.40 10 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
2 Alabama .864 .709 .641 32.22 2.67 8 1 0 .889 Southern
3 Georgia .807 .697 .937 12.90 6.10 7 3 0 .700 Southern
4 Yale .805 .783 .700 18.00 4.50 6 0 2 .875 Northeast Independent
5 West Virginia .789 .760 .484 31.33 5.22 8 1 0 .889 Eastern Independent
6 California .784 .808 .479 16.20 5.10 8 0 2 .900 PCC
7 Stanford .775 .542 .550 19.89 7.67 7 1 1 .833 PCC
8 Centre .758 .819 .626 17.00 2.86 5 1 1 .786 South/West Independent
9 Florida .754 .690 .729 21.10 4.40 6 2 2 .700 Southern
10 Dartmouth .747 .689 .314 28.13 3.88 7 0 1 .938 Northeast Independent
11 Tulane .739 .565 .383 22.33 6.56 8 1 0 .889 Southern
12 Southern California .738 .584 .458 24.45 4.00 9 2 0 .818 PCC
13 Missouri .737 .508 .516 12.22 4.56 7 2 0 .778 MVIAA
14 Pennsylvania .733 .628 .378 18.45 2.82 9 1 1 .864 Eastern Independent
15 Washington .730 .614 .292 35.50 2.40 8 1 1 .850 PCC
16 Illinois .725 .666 .554 25.50 8.88 6 1 1 .813 Western
17 Georgia Tech .716 .710 .920 9.11 8.67 5 3 1 .611 Southern
18 Syracuse .704 .808 .553 14.00 5.27 8 2 1 .773 Northeast Independent
19 Army .703 .640 .513 13.88 5.13 5 1 2 .750 Northeast Independent
20 Wake Forest .701 .464 .515 23.00 6.89 7 2 0 .778 Mid-Atlantic Independent
21 Washington & Lee .700 .651 .749 16.30 6.00 6 3 1 .650 Southern
22 Texas A&M .700 .637 .460 22.90 3.50 7 2 1 .750 SWC
23 Vanderbilt .695 .791 .653 15.00 5.30 6 3 1 .650 Southern
24 Colorado .690 .662 .147 23.70 1.30 8 1 1 .850 Rocky Mountain
25 Michigan .685 .763 .495 19.38 6.75 6 2 0 .750 Western
26 Oklahoma State .668 .359 .312 13.00 5.56 6 1 2 .778 SWC
27 Iowa .667 .650 .440 13.25 6.25 6 1 1 .813 Western
28 Idaho .663 .518 .612 14.75 4.00 5 2 1 .688 PCC
29 Baylor .661 .611 .425 14.90 6.60 7 2 1 .750 SWC
30 Nebraska .659 .731 .659 15.00 9.63 5 3 0 .625 MVIAA
31 Southern Methodist .656 .616 .512 9.20 5.90 5 1 4 .700 SWC
32 Chicago .653 .659 .607 11.00 5.00 4 1 3 .688 Western
33 Penn State .652 .752 .521 20.20 6.50 6 3 1 .650 Eastern Independent
34 Arkansas .652 .525 .424 22.70 6.90 7 2 1 .750 SWC
35 Washington & Jefferson .651 .713 .316 15.67 9.44 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
36 Texas .642 .783 .550 12.11 7.11 5 3 1 .611 SWC
37 South Carolina .634 .537 .457 12.00 4.80 7 3 0 .700 Southern
38 Virginia Tech .611 .694 .455 11.44 2.00 4 2 3 .611 Southern
39 Gonzaga .609 .383 .276 19.71 3.71 5 0 2 .857 South/West Independent
40 Virginia Military Institute .607 .746 .455 15.20 2.90 6 3 1 .650 Southern
41 Pittsburgh .601 .727 .501 10.89 4.78 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
42 Mercer .601 .378 .530 11.00 8.90 5 3 2 .600 South/West Independent
43 Virginia .593 .558 .668 8.00 9.22 5 4 0 .556 Southern
44 Columbia .592 .362 .393 23.33 5.89 5 3 1 .611 Northeast Independent
45 Brown .587 .602 .472 17.11 7.22 5 4 0 .556 Northeast Independent
46 William & Mary .586 .558 .216 18.89 6.78 6 2 1 .722 Mid-Atlantic Independent
47 Davidson .582 .458 .189 12.50 3.80 7 2 1 .750 Mid-Atlantic Independent
48 Auburn .581 .671 .706 5.11 4.44 4 4 1 .500 Southern
49 Sewanee .577 .575 .657 8.10 4.70 5 5 0 .500 Southern
50 Carnegie Tech .576 .499 .459 16.56 8.67 5 4 0 .556 Eastern Independent
51 Newberry .574 .293 .085 10.20 5.50 8 2 0 .800 Mid-Atlantic Independent
52 North Carolina .566 .672 .739 4.22 6.33 4 5 0 .444 Southern
53 Oregon .566 .506 .424 10.44 6.67 4 2 3 .611 PCC
54 Oglethorpe .565 .432 .346 14.00 8.60 6 3 1 .650 South/West Independent
55 Colgate .565 .621 .438 24.22 10.67 5 4 0 .556 Northeast Independent
56 Louisiana State .557 .447 .531 13.78 9.00 5 4 0 .556 Southern
57 Drake .550 .549 .374 13.25 7.00 5 2 1 .688 MVIAA
58 Furman .547 .737 .699 4.00 9.40 5 5 0 .500 Mid-Atlantic Independent
59 Kentucky .538 .584 .583 14.33 11.00 4 5 0 .444 Southern
60 Citadel .538 .476 .327 9.40 7.00 6 4 0 .600 Mid-Atlantic Independent
61 Mississippi State .531 .561 .505 9.11 9.89 5 4 0 .556 Southern
62 Montana State .529 .362 .057 39.14 2.57 5 1 1 .786 Rocky Mountain
63 Purdue .526 .293 .313 19.57 6.57 5 2 0 .714 Western
64 Northwestern .518 .337 .500 13.63 8.25 4 4 0 .500 Western
65 Iowa State .514 .458 .452 10.88 8.50 4 3 1 .563 MVIAA
66 Wisconsin .510 .556 .623 8.25 11.75 2 3 3 .438 Western
67 Minnesota .510 .499 .577 8.50 7.88 3 3 2 .500 Western
68 Denver .502 .538 .288 4.50 4.38 4 2 2 .625 Rocky Mountain
69 Montana .502 .341 .455 33.00 21.75 4 4 0 .500 PCC
70 Maryland .499 .635 .461 8.22 8.67 3 3 3 .500 Southern
71 Princeton .492 .585 .393 16.00 6.86 4 2 1 .643 Eastern Independent
72 Ohio State .491 .508 .552 5.00 5.63 2 3 3 .438 Western
73 Colorado College .488 .560 .272 9.75 5.13 5 3 0 .625 Rocky Mountain
74 Rice .484 .377 .449 10.63 8.63 4 4 0 .500 SWC
75 Utah State .483 .512 .243 18.14 7.43 4 2 1 .643 Rocky Mountain
76 Cornell .476 .766 .329 26.13 8.88 4 4 0 .500 Northeast Independent
77 Harvard .471 .610 .459 7.63 9.75 4 4 0 .500 Northeast Independent
78 Texas Christian .469 .366 .565 9.22 10.67 4 5 0 .444 SWC
79 Washington State .468 .406 .720 13.38 11.00 1 5 2 .250 PCC
80 Indiana .466 .303 .391 18.38 12.50 4 4 0 .500 Western
81 Colorado State .466 .608 .343 13.50 10.50 4 2 0 .667 Rocky Mountain
82 North Carolina State .443 .497 .793 4.30 14.70 2 6 2 .300 Southern
83 Oregon State .440 .400 .568 8.88 10.63 3 5 0 .375 PCC
84 Kansas State .439 .551 .428 8.50 9.88 3 4 1 .438 MVIAA
85 Duke .435 .488 .386 14.33 11.00 4 5 0 .444 Mid-Atlantic Independent
86 Kansas .430 .623 .579 11.38 7.00 2 5 1 .313 MVIAA
87 Mississippi .425 .359 .524 4.00 15.78 4 5 0 .444 Southern
88 Tennessee .425 .628 .553 10.38 16.88 3 5 0 .375 Southern
89 Utah .418 .507 .433 14.50 11.88 3 4 1 .438 Rocky Mountain
90 Mississippi College .410 .543 .538 11.75 15.88 2 5 1 .313 South/West Independent
91 Birmingham-Southern .389 .257 .241 7.78 17.11 4 4 1 .500 South/West Independent
92 Colorado Mines .382 .347 .254 4.89 10.11 4 4 1 .500 Rocky Mountain
93 Washington (Missouri) .380 .335 .266 5.25 13.75 4 4 0 .500 MVIAA
94 Samford .363 .362 .259 11.56 9.22 3 5 1 .389 South/West Independent
95 Oklahoma .357 .523 .540 3.50 10.00 2 5 1 .313 MVIAA
96 Brigham Young .336 .267 .298 7.33 10.17 2 3 1 .417 Rocky Mountain
97 Millsaps .326 .257 .192 6.67 9.11 3 5 1 .389 South/West Independent
98 Grinnell .324 .250 .213 6.83 9.83 3 3 0 .500 MVIAA
99 Clemson .314 .627 .478 10.00 12.00 2 6 0 .250 Southern
100 Wofford .305 .349 .419 4.10 13.70 3 7 0 .300 Mid-Atlantic Independent
101 Navy .296 .689 .342 11.38 9.88 2 6 0 .250 Mid-Atlantic Independent
102 Wild Card U .296 .257 .627 4.02 23.92 38 199 17 .183  
103 Wyoming .287 .198 .420 7.38 17.50 2 6 0 .250 Rocky Mountain
104 Richmond .276 .429 .339 4.44 13.67 2 6 1 .278 Mid-Atlantic Independent
105 Boston University .219 .235 .506 2.17 20.33 1 5 0 .167 Northeast Independent
106 Whitman .205 .218 .504 2.17 37.50 1 5 0 .167 South/West Independent
107 Presbyterian .204 .520 .318 2.13 12.50 1 6 1 .188 Mid-Atlantic Independent
108 Northern Colorado .185 .268 .050 8.00 23.14 2 5 0 .286 Rocky Mountain
109 Western State .183 .257 .129 5.33 15.17 2 4 0 .333 South/West Independent
110 Tennessee-Chattanooga .182 .384 .202 5.22 16.78 1 7 1 .167 South/West Independent
111 Regis .110 .257 .118 4.86 17.86 1 6 0 .143 South/West Independent
112 Erskine .070 .257 .260 0.86 13.86 0 7 0 .000 Mid-Atlantic Independent

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Eastern Independent .674 .684 .468 54 16 4 .757 8
PCC .629 .524 .506 49 22 10 .667 9
SWC .616 .534 .462 45 20 10 .667 8
Southern .599 .618 .617 109 80 15 .571 22
Northeast Independent .587 .612 .468 50 27 7 .637 10
Western .575 .523 .505 42 24 13 .614 10
MVIAA .488 .503 .447 35 31 5 .528 9
Rocky Mountain .433 .439 .255 43 33 8 .560 11
Mid-Atlantic Independent .426 .477 .341 51 54 4 .486 12
South/West Independent .392 .379 .330 38 48 11 .448 12

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