1932 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1932 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .572 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.335.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.45 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 Southern California .985 .910 .880 20.10 1.30 10 0 0 1.000 PCC
2 Michigan .884 .741 .617 15.38 1.63 8 0 0 1.000 Western
3 Tennessee .872 .888 .567 23.80 3.60 9 0 1 .950 Southern
4 Texas Christian .865 .755 .477 25.73 2.09 10 0 1 .955 SWC
5 Colgate .848 .768 .266 29.33 0.00 9 0 0 1.000 Northeast Independent
6 Pittsburgh .844 .808 .818 16.55 5.45 8 1 2 .818 Eastern Independent
7 Auburn .843 .478 .498 27.50 5.40 9 0 1 .950 Southern
8 Centenary .834 .487 .431 20.33 2.89 8 0 1 .944 South/West Independent
9 Alabama .823 .833 .749 20.00 5.10 8 2 0 .800 Southern
10 Washington State .816 .732 .625 14.44 3.11 7 1 1 .833 PCC
11 Notre Dame .815 .893 .688 28.33 3.44 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
12 Purdue .812 .769 .590 20.50 5.25 7 0 1 .938 Western
13 Virginia Tech .810 .483 .470 17.00 3.11 8 1 0 .889 Southern
14 Washington .807 .626 .710 19.30 5.60 6 2 2 .700 PCC
15 Texas .789 .744 .635 22.00 4.90 8 2 0 .800 SWC
16 Vanderbilt .763 .751 .625 14.22 5.11 6 1 2 .778 Southern
17 Nebraska .762 .695 .571 11.67 5.78 7 1 1 .833 Big 6
18 Duke .749 .614 .630 15.30 4.00 7 3 0 .700 Southern
19 Army .734 .773 .403 26.10 3.90 8 2 0 .800 Northeast Independent
20 Oregon .731 .681 .815 10.90 6.40 6 3 1 .650 PCC
21 Louisiana State .728 .589 .663 18.70 3.10 6 3 1 .650 Southern
22 North Carolina State .726 .317 .493 10.78 3.22 6 1 2 .778 Southern
23 Wisconsin .725 .615 .530 18.88 6.00 6 1 1 .813 Western
24 Michigan State .719 .599 .443 27.50 8.00 7 1 0 .875 Eastern Independent
25 California .716 .678 .646 14.08 7.42 7 3 2 .667 PCC
26 Utah .715 .728 .498 20.25 5.88 6 1 1 .813 Rocky Mountain
27 Tulane .709 .836 .720 14.56 10.56 6 2 1 .722 Southern
28 Ohio State .707 .680 .695 11.25 5.13 4 1 3 .688 Western
29 St. Mary's .706 .662 .631 13.11 6.56 6 2 1 .722 South/West Independent
30 Brigham Young .702 .396 .226 20.89 5.56 8 1 0 .889 Rocky Mountain
31 Columbia .702 .596 .283 22.11 3.56 7 1 1 .833 Northeast Independent
32 Detroit Mercy .691 .669 .434 13.60 6.60 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
33 Rice .685 .553 .612 14.10 7.70 7 3 0 .700 SWC
34 Stanford .681 .751 .727 15.55 5.27 6 4 1 .591 PCC
35 Fordham .666 .692 .399 24.13 3.50 6 2 0 .750 Northeast Independent
36 Brown .661 .532 .362 10.13 5.25 7 1 0 .875 Northeast Independent
37 Santa Clara .659 .253 .482 13.44 4.56 6 3 0 .667 South/West Independent
38 Villanova .657 .465 .259 21.33 5.89 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
39 Oklahoma State .647 .565 .168 14.83 4.00 9 1 2 .833 MVC
40 Texas Tech .641 .253 .073 31.83 2.92 10 2 0 .833 Border
41 Minnesota .634 .651 .659 10.75 5.25 5 3 0 .625 Western
42 UCLA .622 .456 .573 14.90 6.10 6 4 0 .600 PCC
43 Pennsylvania .613 .588 .362 22.25 7.25 6 2 0 .750 Eastern Independent
44 William & Mary .605 .253 .447 18.42 8.00 8 4 0 .667 South/West Independent
45 George Washington .593 .253 .285 16.56 8.44 6 2 1 .722 South/West Independent
46 Georgia Tech .592 .479 .821 11.40 10.50 4 5 1 .450 Southern
47 Kansas .590 .497 .602 11.13 9.63 5 3 0 .625 Big 6
48 Cornell .584 .618 .355 21.75 4.88 5 2 1 .688 Northeast Independent
49 South Carolina .580 .523 .609 8.45 6.18 5 4 2 .545 Southern
50 Temple .572 .590 .322 13.13 6.63 5 1 2 .750 Eastern Independent
51 Creighton .562 .320 .383 14.38 8.13 5 2 1 .688 MVC
52 Northwestern .560 .776 .716 14.50 9.50 3 4 1 .438 Western
53 Gonzaga .559 .315 .424 22.25 9.63 5 3 0 .625 South/West Independent
54 Texas A&M .559 .636 .689 7.50 7.80 4 4 2 .500 SWC
55 Washington & Jefferson .557 .573 .370 10.44 4.22 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
56 Georgia .553 .779 .829 13.56 12.89 2 5 2 .333 Southern
57 Kentucky .550 .664 .703 12.89 8.56 4 5 0 .444 Southern
58 Marquette .541 .686 .484 12.25 6.00 4 3 1 .563 Eastern Independent
59 Oklahoma .539 .463 .616 10.00 9.00 4 4 1 .500 Big 6
60 Oregon State .536 .683 .752 13.00 10.90 4 6 0 .400 PCC
61 New York University .533 .692 .443 16.00 8.50 5 3 0 .625 Northeast Independent
62 Mississippi .528 .401 .636 13.45 13.45 5 6 0 .455 Southern
63 Carnegie Tech .525 .641 .464 12.33 8.22 4 3 2 .556 Eastern Independent
64 Illinois .513 .447 .520 10.67 11.22 5 4 0 .556 Western
65 North Carolina .512 .630 .785 8.40 14.20 3 5 2 .400 Southern
66 Kansas State .503 .588 .474 20.00 10.00 4 4 0 .500 Big 6
67 Wake Forest .498 .407 .535 4.88 4.50 3 3 2 .500 South/West Independent
68 Princeton .493 .272 .427 13.71 5.86 2 2 3 .500 Eastern Independent
69 West Virginia .484 .504 .448 13.70 11.50 5 5 0 .500 Eastern Independent
70 Colorado College .480 .373 .294 13.29 11.71 5 2 0 .714 Rocky Mountain
71 Colorado State .479 .494 .341 12.50 5.63 4 3 1 .563 Rocky Mountain
72 Davidson .479 .440 .399 9.11 5.78 4 4 1 .500 South/West Independent
73 Syracuse .463 .652 .366 15.22 10.67 4 4 1 .500 Northeast Independent
74 Florida .462 .559 .683 12.00 15.11 3 6 0 .333 Southern
75 Virginia .462 .370 .307 10.56 7.44 5 4 0 .556 Southern
76 Harvard .458 .624 .268 21.13 12.38 5 3 0 .625 Northeast Independent
77 Indiana .456 .419 .576 8.13 9.50 3 4 1 .438 Western
78 Southern Methodist .452 .808 .767 6.83 9.33 3 7 2 .333 SWC
79 Richmond .450 .253 .291 5.50 6.13 4 2 2 .625 South/West Independent
80 Dartmouth .449 .661 .294 19.50 6.38 4 4 0 .500 Northeast Independent
81 St. Louis .440 .253 .150 14.71 7.14 5 2 0 .714 South/West Independent
82 Idaho .432 .411 .603 14.25 12.13 3 5 0 .375 PCC
83 Baylor .431 .540 .603 8.56 10.22 3 5 1 .389 SWC
84 Chicago .429 .356 .528 11.88 11.75 3 4 1 .438 Western
85 Denver .425 .410 .340 7.50 9.25 4 3 1 .563 Rocky Mountain
86 Utah State .412 .477 .363 15.38 13.13 4 4 0 .500 Rocky Mountain
87 Bucknell .406 .587 .385 9.11 11.11 4 4 1 .500 Eastern Independent
88 Yale .406 .651 .395 5.86 5.86 2 2 3 .500 Northeast Independent
89 Clemson .395 .426 .475 9.89 12.33 3 5 1 .389 Southern
90 Maryland .393 .620 .366 13.45 14.36 5 6 0 .455 Southern
91 Arkansas .390 .483 .677 7.22 14.78 1 6 2 .222 SWC
92 Iowa State .384 .391 .355 13.13 12.63 3 4 1 .438 Big 6
93 Northern Colorado .383 .274 .154 10.29 7.14 4 2 1 .643 Rocky Mountain
94 Grinnell .380 .427 .373 8.38 9.63 3 4 1 .438 MVC
95 Arizona State .378 .369 .112 22.75 11.50 4 3 1 .563 Border
96 Navy .369 .587 .597 7.44 8.89 2 6 1 .278 Eastern Independent
97 Northern Arizona .361 .272 .175 5.71 4.43 3 2 2 .571 Border
98 Arizona .349 .268 .245 9.11 11.78 4 5 0 .444 Border
99 Washington (Missouri) .344 .276 .194 10.00 11.50 4 4 0 .500 MVC
100 New Mexico State .343 .336 .050 25.20 8.80 4 5 1 .450 Border
101 Lafayette .339 .253 .345 11.75 9.38 3 5 0 .375 Eastern Independent
102 Citadel .333 .253 .263 7.11 13.67 4 5 0 .444 South/West Independent
103 Montana State .310 .324 .224 6.57 8.43 3 3 1 .500 Rocky Mountain
104 Mississippi State .309 .255 .560 4.13 19.38 3 5 0 .375 Southern
105 Colorado .303 .515 .381 10.50 7.67 2 4 0 .333 Rocky Mountain
106 San Francisco .294 .253 .427 9.63 11.25 2 6 0 .250 South/West Independent
107 Montana .292 .332 .553 9.33 24.89 2 7 0 .222 PCC
108 Penn State .281 .380 .385 11.71 16.43 2 5 0 .286 Eastern Independent
109 Iowa .277 .422 .718 7.75 21.38 1 7 0 .125 Western
110 Drake .271 .528 .470 6.33 21.78 2 6 1 .278 MVC
111 Wyoming .268 .379 .437 5.89 15.22 2 6 1 .278 Rocky Mountain
112 Sewanee .264 .469 .541 3.50 15.90 2 7 1 .250 Southern
113 Missouri .263 .408 .658 3.56 20.44 1 7 1 .167 Big 6
114 Virginia Military Institute .251 .396 .570 4.40 16.60 2 8 0 .200 Southern
115 Georgetown .227 .498 .313 5.78 17.78 2 6 1 .278 South/West Independent
116 Washington & Lee .226 .412 .752 2.00 18.80 1 9 0 .100 Southern
117 Wild Card U .226 .253 .638 4.37 24.74 38 207 13 .172  
118 Butler .181 .253 .054 5.86 11.29 2 4 1 .357 MVC
119 New Mexico .158 .278 .277 3.88 23.88 1 6 1 .188 Border
120 Colorado Mines .157 .147 .357 5.00 18.75 1 7 0 .125 Rocky Mountain
121 Western State .132 .111 .317 4.17 22.83 1 5 0 .167 Rocky Mountain

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
PCC .662 .626 .688 57 35 7 .611 10
Western .600 .588 .615 45 28 8 .605 10
SWC .596 .645 .637 36 27 8 .563 7
Northeast Independent .591 .660 .349 62 24 6 .707 11
Southern .569 .555 .611 112 93 17 .543 23
Eastern Independent .557 .568 .452 79 47 13 .615 16
South/West Independent .514 .352 .391 63 42 9 .592 13
Big 6 .507 .507 .546 24 23 4 .510 6
MVC .398 .395 .274 25 21 6 .538 6
Rocky Mountain .397 .386 .328 44 41 6 .516 12
Border .372 .296 .156 26 23 5 .528 6

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