1928 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1928 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .578 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.417.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.87 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 Tech .947 .738 .696 22.10 4.70 10 0 0 1.000 Southern
2 Southern California .874 .770 .502 26.70 5.90 9 0 1 .950 PCC
3 Tennessee .863 .755 .463 24.90 5.10 9 0 1 .950 Southern
4 Detroit Mercy .829 .481 .159 29.67 3.00 9 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
5 Vanderbilt .816 .772 .683 15.20 5.70 8 2 0 .800 Southern
6 Wisconsin .815 .546 .527 18.11 4.22 7 1 1 .833 Western
7 Texas .808 .649 .573 13.56 3.56 7 2 0 .778 SWC
8 Florida .802 .581 .285 37.33 4.89 8 1 0 .889 Southern
9 Alabama .795 .749 .788 20.78 8.33 6 3 0 .667 Southern
10 California .789 .573 .606 14.10 3.60 6 2 2 .700 PCC
11 Carnegie Tech .788 .639 .451 26.75 6.75 7 1 0 .875 Eastern Independent
12 Georgetown .778 .502 .450 30.60 6.20 8 2 0 .800 South/West Independent
13 Oregon .776 .380 .453 21.27 5.36 9 2 0 .818 PCC
14 Nebraska .754 .706 .365 16.00 3.44 7 1 1 .833 Big 6
15 Arkansas .751 .634 .434 27.89 7.00 7 2 0 .778 SWC
16 Oregon State .748 .564 .654 22.89 5.89 6 3 0 .667 PCC
17 Minnesota .742 .693 .456 23.88 4.50 6 2 0 .750 Western
18 New York University .739 .484 .370 31.60 7.10 8 2 0 .800 Northeast Independent
19 Pennsylvania .734 .640 .130 30.11 2.89 8 1 0 .889 Eastern Independent
20 Army .733 .759 .420 21.50 7.90 8 2 0 .800 Northeast Independent
21 Stanford .731 .721 .503 22.83 5.75 8 3 1 .708 PCC
22 Washington State .731 .530 .583 20.20 6.50 7 3 0 .700 PCC
23 Texas Christian .725 .570 .301 14.20 2.80 8 2 0 .800 SWC
24 Louisiana State .712 .579 .518 20.00 5.00 6 2 1 .722 Southern
25 Baylor .710 .413 .339 21.90 5.40 8 2 0 .800 SWC
26 Illinois .702 .720 .220 18.13 2.00 7 1 0 .875 Western
27 Virginia Tech .695 .577 .408 22.00 10.22 7 2 0 .778 Southern
28 Clemson .695 .428 .419 17.45 7.00 8 3 0 .727 Southern
29 Notre Dame .692 .863 .908 11.00 11.89 5 4 0 .556 Eastern Independent
30 West Virginia .682 .575 .241 15.20 3.80 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
31 Colgate .675 .629 .529 19.44 11.89 6 3 0 .667 Northeast Independent
32 Pittsburgh .672 .737 .267 19.67 1.67 6 2 1 .722 Eastern Independent
33 Drake .670 .442 .214 17.63 6.50 7 1 0 .875 MVC
34 Brown .669 .512 .074 18.56 8.00 8 1 0 .889 Northeast Independent
35 Southern Methodist .665 .714 .410 25.40 7.80 6 3 1 .650 SWC
36 Utah .655 .525 .329 16.71 5.86 5 0 2 .857 Rocky Mountain
37 Ohio State .655 .555 .440 16.88 4.38 5 2 1 .688 Western
38 Iowa .653 .511 .366 18.38 5.25 6 2 0 .750 Western
39 Mississippi .651 .523 .663 17.33 13.44 5 4 0 .556 Southern
40 North Carolina .645 .581 .622 18.60 11.50 5 3 2 .600 Southern
41 Kentucky .642 .456 .608 12.50 5.13 4 3 1 .563 Southern
42 Maryland .634 .516 .440 13.20 7.00 6 3 1 .650 Southern
43 Tulane .627 .524 .391 26.40 7.60 6 3 1 .650 Southern
44 Purdue .626 .580 .361 17.88 5.13 5 2 1 .688 Western
45 Washington .625 .736 .476 17.09 6.73 7 4 0 .636 PCC
46 South Carolina .611 .522 .353 9.60 7.00 6 2 2 .700 Southern
47 Princeton .607 .603 .221 17.88 3.63 5 1 2 .750 Eastern Independent
48 Colorado State .607 .655 .336 18.88 8.75 6 2 0 .750 Rocky Mountain
49 Harvard .605 .422 .327 15.63 3.63 5 2 1 .688 Northeast Independent
50 Navy .604 .673 .271 13.44 2.33 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
51 Northwestern .595 .579 .577 8.13 5.38 5 3 0 .625 Western
52 Utah State .592 .481 .376 20.22 9.67 5 3 1 .611 Rocky Mountain
53 Colorado .566 .450 .335 18.33 9.50 5 1 0 .833 Rocky Mountain
54 Georgia .564 .796 .668 13.56 12.56 4 5 0 .444 Southern
55 Virginia Military Institute .564 .562 .454 9.50 7.50 5 3 2 .600 Southern
56 Texas A&M .537 .749 .337 20.50 7.70 5 4 1 .550 SWC
57 Indiana .522 .472 .607 6.88 8.50 4 4 0 .500 Western
58 Dartmouth .516 .643 .347 20.22 11.44 5 4 0 .556 Northeast Independent
59 Yale .510 .705 .513 13.25 9.13 4 4 0 .500 Northeast Independent
60 Colorado College .487 .540 .226 25.38 18.75 5 3 0 .625 Rocky Mountain
61 North Carolina State .484 .621 .429 15.70 10.00 4 5 1 .450 Southern
62 Syracuse .475 .634 .292 15.11 8.78 4 4 1 .500 Northeast Independent
63 Columbia .471 .543 .149 14.67 10.56 5 3 1 .611 Northeast Independent
64 Oklahoma .470 .541 .190 15.00 11.00 5 3 0 .625 Big 6
65 Marquette .464 .433 .050 13.44 7.56 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
66 Duke .457 .474 .355 15.50 11.60 5 5 0 .500 Southern
67 Furman .451 .771 .178 9.00 6.11 5 4 0 .556 South/West Independent
68 Michigan .450 .762 .564 4.50 7.75 3 4 1 .438 Western
69 UCLA .448 .269 .310 19.00 15.11 4 4 1 .500 PCC
70 Fordham .447 .269 .465 13.44 14.44 4 5 0 .444 Northeast Independent
71 Missouri .446 .723 .403 17.25 12.75 4 4 0 .500 Big 6
72 Virginia .425 .639 .709 13.44 15.78 2 6 1 .278 Southern
73 Montana State .418 .444 .313 9.00 13.44 4 4 1 .500 Rocky Mountain
74 Idaho .418 .488 .494 11.63 18.50 3 4 1 .438 PCC
75 Washington & Lee .412 .580 .810 13.90 18.40 2 8 0 .200 Southern
76 Montana .395 .412 .415 7.20 14.70 4 5 1 .450 PCC
77 Michigan State .387 .381 .247 19.13 8.25 3 4 1 .438 Eastern Independent
78 Denver .384 .448 .105 14.22 10.67 4 4 1 .500 Rocky Mountain
79 Brigham Young .384 .249 .245 10.71 8.00 3 3 1 .500 Rocky Mountain
80 Northern Colorado .383 .261 .111 21.38 10.75 4 4 0 .500 Rocky Mountain
81 Grinnell .382 .319 .113 9.38 9.75 4 3 1 .563 MVC
82 Cornell .370 .519 .248 9.00 10.75 3 3 2 .500 Northeast Independent
83 Penn State .367 .614 .316 10.33 7.56 3 5 1 .389 Eastern Independent
84 Creighton .344 .453 .342 9.44 14.22 3 5 1 .389 MVC
85 Sewanee .326 .440 .726 9.89 31.89 2 7 0 .222 Southern
86 Iowa State .318 .523 .448 4.88 8.38 2 5 1 .313 Big 6
87 Mississippi State .315 .533 .366 8.75 20.75 2 4 2 .375 Southern
88 Chicago .306 .497 .624 7.78 19.67 2 7 0 .222 Western
89 Washington & Jefferson .300 .748 .329 7.44 13.00 2 5 2 .333 Eastern Independent
90 Kansas .291 .395 .272 4.25 8.25 2 4 2 .375 Big 6
91 Kansas State .276 .505 .139 11.75 11.75 3 5 0 .375 Big 6
92 Rice .265 .344 .405 9.22 19.33 2 7 0 .222 SWC
93 Wild Card U .245 .269 .677 4.20 26.43 37 210 13 .167  
94 Wake Forest .228 .483 .208 6.40 20.30 2 6 2 .300 South/West Independent
95 Auburn .223 .406 .623 4.11 17.11 1 8 0 .111 Southern
96 Davidson .222 .571 .289 11.20 15.40 2 8 0 .200 South/West Independent
97 Colorado Mines .212 .216 .240 13.00 30.00 2 5 0 .286 Rocky Mountain
98 Washington (Missouri) .201 .401 .061 4.38 7.50 2 5 1 .313 MVC
99 Wyoming .200 .370 .200 11.78 24.89 2 7 0 .222 Rocky Mountain
100 Oklahoma State .098 .481 .182 3.13 25.00 1 7 0 .125 MVC
101 Western State .051 .126 .218 6.43 39.86 0 7 0 .000 Rocky Mountain

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
PCC .653 .544 .499 63 30 7 .665 10
SWC .637 .582 .400 43 22 2 .657 7
Western .607 .592 .474 50 28 4 .634 10
Southern .605 .581 .542 121 82 15 .589 23
Eastern Independent .594 .615 .299 66 31 9 .665 12
Northeast Independent .565 .556 .339 60 33 5 .638 11
Big 6 .426 .566 .303 23 22 4 .510 6
South/West Independent .420 .582 .281 17 20 2 .462 4
Rocky Mountain .412 .397 .253 45 43 6 .511 12
MVC .339 .419 .183 17 21 3 .451 5

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