1926 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1926 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .592 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.273.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.51 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 Alabama .923 .866 .618 24.90 2.70 9 0 1 .950 Southern
2 Notre Dame .910 .814 .736 21.00 3.80 9 1 0 .900 Eastern Independent
3 Vanderbilt .841 .706 .507 26.78 4.67 8 1 0 .889 Southern
4 Stanford .841 .669 .419 24.36 6.64 10 0 1 .955 PCC
5 Michigan .823 .775 .611 23.88 4.75 7 1 0 .875 Western
6 Southern Methodist .822 .612 .386 25.44 5.22 8 0 1 .944 SWC
7 Navy .805 .522 .384 23.60 8.80 9 0 1 .950 Eastern Independent
8 Tennessee .803 .560 .379 16.78 3.78 8 1 0 .889 Southern
9 Southern California .800 .698 .496 31.70 5.20 8 2 0 .800 PCC
10 Furman .795 .672 .465 16.90 4.60 8 1 1 .850 South/West Independent
11 Carnegie Tech .782 .575 .427 23.00 2.56 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
12 Brown .774 .545 .143 22.30 3.60 9 0 1 .950 Northeast Independent
13 Ohio State .751 .472 .385 24.50 5.38 7 1 0 .875 Western
14 Presbyterian .749 .369 .429 16.44 3.22 7 2 0 .778 South/West Independent
15 Washington & Jefferson .738 .661 .305 15.89 5.11 7 1 1 .833 Eastern Independent
16 Northwestern .738 .505 .336 22.38 2.75 7 1 0 .875 Western
17 Missouri .729 .698 .533 15.25 4.13 5 1 2 .750 MVIAA
18 Army .727 .656 .349 26.67 7.89 7 1 1 .833 Northeast Independent
19 Louisiana State .724 .528 .614 14.22 5.00 6 3 0 .667 Southern
20 Oregon State .723 .564 .267 27.63 3.75 7 1 0 .875 PCC
21 Washington .715 .757 .336 21.30 6.00 8 2 0 .800 PCC
22 Utah .715 .580 .208 23.43 3.29 7 0 0 1.000 Rocky Mountain
23 Washington State .712 .473 .458 12.14 4.00 6 1 0 .857 PCC
24 Davidson .706 .605 .340 12.20 3.30 7 2 1 .750 South/West Independent
25 Pennsylvania .706 .686 .184 22.67 2.22 7 1 1 .833 Eastern Independent
26 Colgate .692 .700 .440 24.22 6.44 5 2 2 .667 Northeast Independent
27 Minnesota .676 .536 .594 33.63 8.00 5 3 0 .625 Western
28 Virginia .674 .689 .439 16.10 5.30 6 2 2 .700 Southern
29 Georgia .673 .721 .770 15.00 12.78 5 4 0 .556 Southern
30 Syracuse .673 .757 .270 22.70 5.80 7 2 1 .750 Northeast Independent
31 Texas Christian .669 .522 .339 12.22 8.22 6 1 2 .778 SWC
32 Illinois .645 .648 .364 15.13 5.75 6 2 0 .750 Western
33 Nebraska .645 .723 .334 15.38 5.75 6 2 0 .750 MVIAA
34 Cornell .631 .611 .197 23.88 8.00 6 1 1 .813 Northeast Independent
35 Colorado State .626 .655 .255 16.56 4.89 6 2 1 .722 Rocky Mountain
36 Texas A&M .625 .716 .398 20.44 6.56 5 3 1 .611 SWC
37 Utah State .615 .583 .283 11.63 5.38 5 1 2 .750 Rocky Mountain
38 Purdue .607 .410 .382 18.25 8.38 5 2 1 .688 Western
39 Grinnell .604 .367 .115 13.63 3.38 6 1 1 .813 MVIAA
40 Oklahoma .603 .530 .320 17.13 6.50 5 2 1 .688 MVIAA
41 Texas .600 .698 .521 16.22 7.67 5 4 0 .556 SWC
42 South Carolina .593 .632 .404 15.90 6.20 6 4 0 .600 Southern
43 Wisconsin .591 .621 .397 15.25 9.00 5 2 1 .688 Western
44 Wake Forest .589 .708 .452 18.60 4.60 5 4 1 .550 South/West Independent
45 Columbia .581 .515 .344 16.00 8.11 6 3 0 .667 Northeast Independent
46 Pittsburgh .581 .740 .306 18.89 8.11 5 2 2 .667 Eastern Independent
47 Citadel .581 .546 .279 9.90 5.10 7 3 0 .700 South/West Independent
48 Mississippi State .577 .534 .530 14.89 10.89 5 4 0 .556 Southern
49 Virginia Tech .576 .595 .433 14.89 8.89 5 3 1 .611 Southern
50 Kansas State .567 .561 .404 10.63 5.25 5 3 0 .625 MVIAA
51 West Virginia .562 .798 .442 14.10 9.30 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
52 Washington & Lee .562 .679 .550 10.33 10.44 4 3 2 .556 Southern
53 Baylor .541 .532 .299 10.30 9.30 6 3 1 .650 SWC
54 Arkansas .536 .544 .456 17.90 8.80 5 5 0 .500 SWC
55 Maryland .535 .474 .438 16.10 9.30 5 4 1 .550 Southern
56 Princeton .526 .591 .191 12.86 7.71 5 1 1 .786 Eastern Independent
57 Georgia Tech .526 .741 .654 9.67 9.67 4 5 0 .444 Southern
58 Penn State .525 .624 .384 22.22 9.22 5 4 0 .556 Eastern Independent
59 Iowa State .517 .501 .487 6.38 7.50 4 3 1 .563 MVIAA
60 Mississippi .509 .465 .457 12.56 12.22 5 4 0 .556 Southern
61 Dartmouth .508 .756 .344 25.38 8.00 4 4 0 .500 Northeast Independent
62 North Carolina .508 .759 .680 6.56 8.22 4 5 0 .444 Southern
63 Auburn .502 .604 .317 13.56 9.44 5 4 0 .556 Southern
64 Colorado College .492 .507 .143 15.86 4.71 5 2 0 .714 Rocky Mountain
65 Yale .479 .719 .447 12.88 9.88 4 4 0 .500 Northeast Independent
66 Tulane .464 .765 .522 7.89 6.67 3 5 1 .389 Southern
67 Oklahoma State .449 .397 .543 9.88 14.25 3 4 1 .438 MVIAA
68 Iowa .447 .606 .555 14.13 14.63 3 5 0 .375 Western
69 Virginia Military Institute .445 .604 .357 8.00 9.80 5 5 0 .500 Southern
70 Idaho .444 .472 .528 9.38 9.38 3 4 1 .438 PCC
71 Rice .439 .419 .340 9.33 9.00 4 4 1 .500 SWC
72 Northern Colorado .438 .274 .050 14.50 8.30 6 4 0 .600 Rocky Mountain
73 Indiana .434 .386 .703 10.00 17.13 3 5 0 .375 Western
74 Montana State .429 .496 .188 7.43 6.14 4 2 1 .643 Rocky Mountain
75 Oregon .425 .436 .614 12.29 12.57 2 4 1 .357 PCC
76 Sewanee .412 .585 .711 9.13 8.38 2 6 0 .250 Southern
77 Montana .410 .492 .519 16.13 21.00 3 5 0 .375 PCC
78 North Carolina State .392 .504 .455 6.60 10.20 4 6 0 .400 Southern
79 Drake .385 .583 .760 7.50 14.75 2 6 0 .250 MVIAA
80 Denver .379 .335 .146 13.25 9.00 4 4 0 .500 Rocky Mountain
81 Kentucky .372 .572 .526 9.33 10.11 2 6 1 .278 Southern
82 Michigan State .361 .326 .320 12.13 21.38 3 4 1 .438 Eastern Independent
83 California .351 .695 .417 11.67 18.56 3 6 0 .333 PCC
84 Duke .351 .444 .357 13.78 11.78 3 6 0 .333 South/West Independent
85 Colorado .330 .647 .244 8.56 11.44 3 5 1 .389 Rocky Mountain
86 Chicago .325 .561 .633 5.88 14.50 2 6 0 .250 Western
87 Harvard .316 .504 .195 17.50 13.13 3 5 0 .375 Northeast Independent
88 Florida .316 .740 .345 9.40 13.60 2 6 2 .300 Southern
89 Wyoming .297 .433 .109 19.00 11.38 2 4 2 .375 Rocky Mountain
90 Kansas .281 .451 .600 4.25 16.88 2 6 0 .250 MVIAA
91 Wild Card U .280 .255 .760 4.43 26.53 33 206 8 .150  
92 Wofford .238 .374 .423 7.00 18.20 2 8 0 .200 South/West Independent
93 Clemson .238 .365 .517 2.22 18.78 2 7 0 .222 Southern
94 Brigham Young .229 .355 .363 7.00 16.43 1 5 1 .214 Rocky Mountain
95 Washington (Missouri) .199 .340 .512 5.00 18.88 1 7 0 .125 MVIAA
96 Colorado Mines .114 .297 .245 3.43 25.29 1 6 0 .143 Rocky Mountain
97 Western State .057 .260 .278 2.38 31.13 0 8 0 .000 Rocky Mountain

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Eastern Independent .650 .634 .368 63 20 7 .739 10
SWC .604 .578 .391 39 20 6 .646 7
Western .604 .552 .496 50 28 2 .638 10
PCC .602 .584 .451 50 25 3 .660 9
Northeast Independent .598 .640 .303 51 22 6 .684 9
South/West Independent .573 .531 .392 39 26 3 .596 7
Southern .553 .622 .510 105 88 11 .542 22
MVIAA .498 .515 .461 39 35 6 .525 10
Rocky Mountain .394 .452 .209 44 43 8 .505 12

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