1927 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1927 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .552 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.891.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.11 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 Georgia .896 .697 .752 24.80 3.80 9 1 0 .900 Southern
2 Notre Dame .864 .862 .887 17.56 6.33 7 1 1 .833 Eastern Independent
3 Georgia Tech .843 .633 .652 12.50 3.90 8 1 1 .850 Southern
4 Tennessee .829 .681 .358 27.22 2.89 8 0 1 .944 Southern
5 Texas A&M .827 .670 .360 29.11 3.56 8 0 1 .944 SWC
6 Army .826 .691 .448 19.70 3.70 9 1 0 .900 Northeast Independent
7 Pittsburgh .814 .661 .495 28.90 2.70 8 1 1 .850 Eastern Independent
8 Yale .810 .599 .591 19.63 4.00 7 1 0 .875 Northeast Independent
9 Furman .809 .734 .439 25.82 5.36 10 1 0 .909 South/West Independent
10 Washington & Jefferson .796 .700 .379 16.89 2.33 7 0 2 .889 Eastern Independent
11 North Carolina State .794 .448 .520 21.60 6.90 9 1 0 .900 Southern
12 Illinois .792 .647 .427 19.00 3.00 7 0 1 .938 Western
13 Southern California .792 .749 .479 28.70 6.40 8 1 1 .850 PCC
14 Minnesota .780 .606 .534 26.13 6.38 6 0 2 .875 Western
15 Vanderbilt .771 .774 .567 26.82 8.45 8 1 2 .818 Southern
16 Georgetown .737 .267 .141 39.67 2.33 8 1 0 .889 South/West Independent
17 Washington .736 .736 .347 26.09 5.36 9 2 0 .818 PCC
18 Missouri .733 .713 .630 14.33 10.00 7 2 0 .778 MVIAA
19 Nebraska .729 .684 .555 26.38 7.38 6 2 0 .750 MVIAA
20 Arkansas .727 .540 .285 24.22 8.44 8 1 0 .889 SWC
21 Michigan .726 .799 .593 17.13 4.88 6 2 0 .750 Western
22 Southern Methodist .710 .717 .389 29.67 9.00 7 2 0 .778 SWC
23 New York University .701 .267 .297 34.50 6.50 7 1 2 .800 Northeast Independent
24 Detroit Mercy .694 .267 .403 26.22 5.22 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
25 Stanford .687 .755 .446 14.73 7.45 8 2 1 .773 PCC
26 Navy .683 .663 .543 21.33 9.33 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
27 Colorado State .669 .640 .187 22.00 3.25 7 1 0 .875 Rocky Mountain
28 Dartmouth .654 .632 .200 35.00 6.63 7 1 0 .875 Northeast Independent
29 Penn State .654 .574 .418 18.11 9.00 6 2 1 .722 Eastern Independent
30 Purdue .651 .508 .348 21.25 4.75 6 2 0 .750 Western
31 Texas .648 .649 .415 18.22 8.11 6 2 1 .722 SWC
32 Princeton .647 .559 .279 21.57 4.43 6 1 0 .857 Eastern Independent
33 Creighton .638 .267 .272 12.88 5.75 6 1 1 .813 South/West Independent
34 Florida .633 .528 .491 16.40 9.60 7 3 0 .700 Southern
35 California .623 .523 .381 18.40 6.40 7 3 0 .700 PCC
36 Alabama .602 .895 .581 15.40 7.30 5 4 1 .550 Southern
37 Carnegie Tech .600 .678 .543 22.10 9.60 5 4 1 .550 Eastern Independent
38 Marquette .599 .267 .292 17.22 5.44 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
39 Virginia Military Institute .599 .525 .475 14.40 6.40 6 4 0 .600 Southern
40 Virginia .597 .681 .669 13.00 13.56 5 4 0 .556 Southern
41 Pennsylvania .583 .696 .413 16.70 7.80 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
42 Colorado College .580 .500 .179 28.00 6.88 6 2 0 .750 Rocky Mountain
43 Virginia Tech .569 .586 .398 13.89 5.33 5 4 0 .556 Southern
44 Lafayette .563 .267 .408 29.33 12.67 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
45 Colgate .561 .696 .317 11.00 3.67 4 2 3 .611 Northeast Independent
46 Mississippi .559 .487 .333 19.67 8.89 5 3 1 .611 Southern
47 Clemson .555 .301 .450 8.11 9.33 5 3 1 .611 Southern
48 Syracuse .554 .715 .413 11.60 8.10 5 3 2 .600 Northeast Independent
49 Chicago .552 .443 .646 8.13 8.50 4 4 0 .500 Western
50 Duke .550 .398 .582 23.89 13.00 4 5 0 .444 South/West Independent
51 Texas Christian .546 .595 .420 9.89 7.11 4 3 2 .556 SWC
52 Washington & Lee .541 .620 .591 10.78 9.78 4 4 1 .500 Southern
53 Denver .539 .357 .266 17.14 7.29 5 2 0 .714 Rocky Mountain
54 Oklahoma State .538 .423 .653 13.75 17.25 4 4 0 .500 MVIAA
55 Columbia .538 .548 .172 15.00 6.00 5 2 2 .667 Northeast Independent
56 Iowa State .537 .509 .520 9.63 9.75 4 3 1 .563 MVIAA
57 Northwestern .537 .622 .539 16.13 12.25 4 4 0 .500 Western
58 Indiana .535 .410 .688 13.00 13.38 3 4 1 .438 Western
59 Washington (Missouri) .533 .270 .210 10.89 7.78 5 2 2 .667 MVIAA
60 Louisiana State .533 .626 .525 14.22 9.22 4 4 1 .500 Southern
61 North Carolina .528 .633 .782 8.60 10.70 4 6 0 .400 Southern
62 Maryland .528 .504 .707 16.91 13.09 4 7 0 .364 Southern
63 Idaho .519 .458 .195 15.38 6.00 4 1 3 .688 PCC
64 Oklahoma .515 .566 .514 14.63 12.63 3 3 2 .500 MVIAA
65 Mississippi State .510 .555 .256 11.63 6.75 5 3 0 .625 Southern
66 Ohio State .498 .612 .541 16.38 11.50 4 4 0 .500 Western
67 Iowa .496 .526 .507 13.38 10.38 4 4 0 .500 Western
68 Davidson .487 .655 .460 9.11 15.00 4 4 1 .500 South/West Independent
69 Wisconsin .487 .606 .475 12.00 9.38 4 4 0 .500 Western
70 Oregon State .485 .644 .455 14.00 11.14 3 3 1 .500 PCC
71 West Virginia .469 .680 .701 7.56 14.33 2 4 3 .389 Eastern Independent
72 Washington State .468 .593 .395 15.00 8.38 3 3 2 .500 PCC
73 Kansas State .447 .564 .595 12.63 18.25 3 5 0 .375 MVIAA
74 Kentucky .439 .472 .625 11.50 16.10 3 6 1 .350 Southern
75 Tulane .434 .614 .698 7.00 15.00 2 5 1 .313 Southern
76 Harvard .434 .410 .446 10.63 13.50 4 4 0 .500 Northeast Independent
77 South Carolina .432 .612 .622 5.11 19.11 4 5 0 .444 Southern
78 Kansas .424 .366 .443 11.13 18.25 3 4 1 .438 MVIAA
79 Montana State .424 .463 .336 9.88 13.00 4 4 0 .500 Rocky Mountain
80 Michigan State .419 .343 .388 12.33 14.22 4 5 0 .444 Eastern Independent
81 Cornell .417 .621 .292 17.00 15.13 3 3 2 .500 Northeast Independent
82 Colorado .413 .488 .369 15.11 21.67 4 5 0 .444 Rocky Mountain
83 Utah .402 .647 .299 13.29 8.57 3 3 1 .500 Rocky Mountain
84 Drake .399 .484 .587 9.89 17.56 3 6 0 .333 MVIAA
85 Sewanee .381 .498 .651 9.50 18.38 2 6 0 .250 Southern
86 Wyoming .374 .365 .243 13.56 11.67 4 5 0 .444 Rocky Mountain
87 Montana .373 .451 .372 6.50 17.75 3 4 1 .438 PCC
88 Brown .364 .659 .336 10.90 10.30 3 6 1 .350 Northeast Independent
89 Utah State .364 .599 .171 16.13 6.63 3 4 1 .438 Rocky Mountain
90 Oregon .330 .431 .435 6.43 9.86 2 4 1 .357 PCC
91 Wake Forest .318 .648 .423 6.50 22.30 2 6 2 .300 South/West Independent
92 Baylor .291 .536 .382 8.22 15.44 2 7 0 .222 SWC
93 Wild Card U .270 .267 .683 4.40 27.03 27 200 16 .144  
94 Auburn .259 .553 .623 3.33 13.78 0 7 2 .111 Southern
95 Rice .259 .429 .297 7.11 17.78 2 6 1 .278 SWC
96 Colorado Mines .226 .206 .191 19.57 28.57 2 5 0 .286 Rocky Mountain
97 Brigham Young .205 .292 .050 15.00 16.86 2 4 1 .357 Rocky Mountain
98 Northern Colorado .166 .356 .135 6.33 23.78 2 7 0 .222 Rocky Mountain
99 Grinnell .153 .485 .475 2.63 24.00 0 7 1 .063 MVIAA
100 Western State .094 .159 .101 4.43 34.57 1 6 0 .143 Rocky Mountain

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Eastern Independent .645 .555 .473 75 33 10 .678 13
Western .605 .578 .530 48 28 4 .625 10
South/West Independent .590 .495 .386 34 18 4 .643 6
Northeast Independent .586 .584 .351 54 24 12 .667 10
Southern .583 .588 .560 112 82 13 .572 22
SWC .572 .591 .364 37 21 5 .627 7
PCC .557 .593 .389 47 23 10 .650 9
MVIAA .501 .506 .518 38 38 7 .500 10
Rocky Mountain .371 .423 .210 43 48 3 .473 12

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