1934 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1934 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .581 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.390.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.64 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 .940 .832 .592 31.60 4.50 10 0 0 1.000 SEC
2 Pittsburgh .901 .855 .694 22.78 4.89 8 1 0 .889 Eastern Independent
3 Rice .895 .508 .749 18.55 4.00 9 1 1 .864 SWC
4 Stanford .877 .748 .653 20.36 3.91 9 1 1 .864 PCC
5 Tennessee .876 .838 .807 17.50 5.80 8 2 0 .800 SEC
6 Louisiana State .864 .760 .950 15.64 7.00 7 2 2 .727 SEC
7 Navy .863 .565 .746 15.33 7.78 8 1 0 .889 Eastern Independent
8 Tulane .855 .751 .637 19.55 7.55 10 1 0 .909 SEC
9 Minnesota .844 .670 .366 33.75 4.75 8 0 0 1.000 Western
10 Texas .841 .664 .946 13.70 8.50 7 2 1 .750 SWC
11 North Carolina .837 .538 .605 13.89 3.78 7 1 1 .833 Southern
12 Southern Methodist .823 .582 .752 18.67 5.25 8 2 2 .750 SWC
13 Centenary .809 .743 .536 12.08 3.25 10 2 0 .833 South/West Independent
14 Temple .791 .550 .527 22.00 5.70 7 1 2 .800 Eastern Independent
15 Santa Clara .786 .557 .590 13.30 3.50 7 2 1 .750 South/West Independent
16 Texas Christian .782 .775 .882 14.42 9.67 8 4 0 .667 SWC
17 Colgate .768 .722 .417 23.50 4.75 7 1 0 .875 Northeast Independent
18 Georgia .767 .725 .671 14.10 5.60 7 3 0 .700 SEC
19 St. Mary's .767 .724 .546 13.89 4.44 7 2 0 .778 South/West Independent
20 Notre Dame .766 .681 .791 12.00 6.22 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
21 Ohio State .765 .713 .414 33.38 4.25 7 1 0 .875 Western
22 Michigan State .761 .613 .392 17.00 6.22 8 1 0 .889 Eastern Independent
23 Duke .760 .740 .504 20.56 4.44 7 2 0 .778 Southern
24 Illinois .743 .564 .503 12.88 5.38 7 1 0 .875 Western
25 Loyola Marymount .739 .426 .501 17.30 4.70 7 2 1 .750 South/West Independent
26 Colorado .734 .545 .435 18.56 4.44 6 1 2 .778 Rocky Mountain
27 Washington & Lee .724 .388 .670 9.90 6.60 7 3 0 .700 Southern
28 Colorado State .723 .532 .528 19.22 7.44 6 2 1 .722 Rocky Mountain
29 Columbia .722 .721 .417 17.50 6.13 7 1 0 .875 Northeast Independent
30 Washington .705 .693 .527 13.00 6.38 6 1 1 .813 PCC
31 Duquesne .704 .502 .242 32.20 2.20 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
32 Arizona .696 .406 .428 13.80 5.40 7 2 1 .750 Border
33 New Mexico .694 .261 .167 27.89 8.11 8 1 0 .889 Border
34 Kansas State .693 .645 .460 14.90 8.10 7 2 1 .750 Big 6
35 Army .692 .776 .468 21.50 4.00 7 3 0 .700 Northeast Independent
36 Tulsa .690 .464 .578 13.25 4.88 5 2 1 .688 South/West Independent
37 Maryland .690 .424 .422 14.30 4.90 7 3 0 .700 Southern
38 Oregon .689 .783 .754 10.80 9.80 6 4 0 .600 PCC
39 UCLA .680 .594 .523 14.60 6.90 7 3 0 .700 PCC
40 Bucknell .677 .598 .403 9.82 3.45 7 2 2 .727 Eastern Independent
41 Richmond .676 .401 .074 14.00 3.56 8 1 0 .889 South/West Independent
42 Syracuse .673 .502 .454 17.63 5.25 6 2 0 .750 Northeast Independent
43 George Washington .671 .493 .492 10.20 2.90 6 3 1 .650 South/West Independent
44 Princeton .668 .626 .213 35.00 4.75 7 1 0 .875 Eastern Independent
45 Texas Tech .664 .603 .319 19.20 8.40 7 2 1 .750 Border
46 Washington State .659 .718 .624 13.50 3.50 4 3 1 .563 PCC
47 Utah .657 .654 .523 18.75 5.25 5 3 0 .625 Rocky Mountain
48 West Virginia .655 .456 .656 11.70 11.30 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
49 Arkansas .655 .575 .808 9.50 7.60 4 4 2 .500 SWC
50 Purdue .645 .753 .700 11.63 9.38 5 3 0 .625 Western
51 Gonzaga .641 .395 .278 16.36 6.45 8 2 1 .773 South/West Independent
52 Fordham .636 .680 .587 20.63 11.50 5 3 0 .625 Northeast Independent
53 Utah State .630 .431 .370 18.71 6.00 5 1 1 .786 Rocky Mountain
54 Nebraska .630 .809 .490 11.78 9.89 6 3 0 .667 Big 6
55 Vanderbilt .627 .698 .582 11.67 11.11 6 3 0 .667 SEC
56 Washington (Missouri) .619 .330 .287 21.20 5.90 7 3 0 .700 MVC
57 Yale .616 .486 .501 13.00 6.75 5 3 0 .625 Northeast Independent
58 San Francisco .613 .301 .707 6.71 2.29 3 3 1 .500 South/West Independent
59 Detroit Mercy .609 .682 .440 12.44 6.67 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
60 Kentucky .603 .561 .692 12.30 8.60 5 5 0 .500 SEC
61 Northern Colorado .591 .335 .212 21.14 4.57 6 1 0 .857 Rocky Mountain
62 Florida .588 .568 .501 11.30 11.00 6 3 1 .650 SEC
63 Oklahoma .583 .561 .697 7.11 4.78 3 4 2 .444 Big 6
64 Clemson .571 .400 .576 9.89 9.44 5 4 0 .556 Southern
65 Kansas .570 .564 .698 7.40 4.80 3 4 3 .450 Big 6
66 New Mexico State .565 .272 .203 21.13 3.13 4 1 3 .688 Border
67 Dartmouth .562 .507 .227 19.67 8.11 6 3 0 .667 Northeast Independent
68 Iowa State .561 .430 .365 14.67 7.33 5 3 1 .611 Big 6
69 California .554 .709 .545 14.67 9.17 6 6 0 .500 PCC
70 Indiana .553 .369 .757 8.38 13.75 3 3 2 .500 Western
71 Mississippi .524 .567 .623 11.40 9.80 4 5 1 .450 SEC
72 Marquette .518 .510 .563 14.44 11.56 4 5 0 .444 Eastern Independent
73 South Carolina .505 .590 .355 10.67 7.89 5 4 0 .556 Southern
74 Virginia Tech .501 .579 .512 9.50 11.30 5 5 0 .500 Southern
75 Southern California .500 .932 .629 10.91 10.00 4 6 1 .409 PCC
76 Baylor .489 .563 .859 9.10 14.00 3 7 0 .300 SWC
77 Georgetown .477 .259 .268 8.13 4.13 4 3 1 .563 South/West Independent
78 Arizona State .471 .309 .425 11.38 14.13 4 3 1 .563 Border
79 Chicago .471 .423 .477 14.13 13.25 4 4 0 .500 Western
80 Furman .470 .458 .382 4.44 5.11 5 4 0 .556 South/West Independent
81 Denver .469 .477 .384 11.09 8.27 5 5 1 .500 Rocky Mountain
82 Wisconsin .460 .549 .587 6.00 10.50 4 4 0 .500 Western
83 Penn State .455 .338 .337 14.38 7.25 4 4 0 .500 Eastern Independent
84 Washington & Jefferson .453 .464 .450 9.67 12.00 4 5 0 .444 Eastern Independent
85 Carnegie Tech .446 .577 .670 3.89 11.89 4 5 0 .444 Eastern Independent
86 Mississippi State .443 .365 .635 7.90 12.60 4 6 0 .400 SEC
87 Oregon State .443 .663 .633 9.45 11.91 3 6 2 .364 PCC
88 Pennsylvania .439 .451 .332 14.75 10.38 4 4 0 .500 Eastern Independent
89 Villanova .436 .600 .332 11.11 6.00 3 4 2 .444 Eastern Independent
90 Texas A&M .430 .618 .897 7.64 16.91 2 7 2 .273 SWC
91 Iowa .430 .528 .682 12.25 19.13 2 5 1 .313 Western
92 Davidson .423 .520 .373 11.67 13.67 4 4 1 .500 South/West Independent
93 Loyola (New Orleans) .419 .242 .417 9.00 9.89 4 5 0 .444 South/West Independent
94 North Carolina State .417 .435 .698 4.89 12.44 2 6 1 .278 Southern
95 Idaho .402 .448 .559 9.63 15.00 3 5 0 .375 PCC
96 Oklahoma State .399 .644 .459 5.40 13.00 4 5 1 .450 MVC
97 Brigham Young .394 .488 .388 16.00 18.78 4 5 0 .444 Rocky Mountain
98 Northwestern .393 .527 .595 8.00 15.00 3 5 0 .375 Western
99 Wake Forest .390 .305 .564 11.80 14.10 3 7 0 .300 South/West Independent
100 Montana .390 .370 .537 11.25 10.25 2 5 1 .313 PCC
101 Virginia .380 .391 .618 7.78 16.78 3 6 0 .333 Southern
102 Auburn .377 .640 .745 5.80 10.70 2 8 0 .200 SEC
103 Wyoming .369 .290 .487 9.75 13.63 3 5 0 .375 Rocky Mountain
104 St. Louis .340 .418 .151 7.38 8.38 3 3 2 .500 South/West Independent
105 William & Mary .332 .456 .540 6.00 8.63 2 6 0 .250 South/West Independent
106 Georgia Tech .330 .598 .867 5.60 18.70 1 9 0 .100 SEC
107 Citadel .324 .330 .330 7.56 14.56 3 5 1 .389 South/West Independent
108 Drake .321 .464 .381 5.90 13.50 3 6 1 .350 MVC
109 Cornell .315 .546 .563 7.86 16.29 2 5 0 .286 Northeast Independent
110 Harvard .304 .510 .290 10.50 12.38 3 5 0 .375 Northeast Independent
111 Brown .296 .471 .371 7.11 18.78 3 6 0 .333 Northeast Independent
112 New York University .287 .480 .097 13.13 13.50 3 4 1 .438 Northeast Independent
113 Mercer .283 .416 .196 7.80 12.50 3 6 1 .350 South/West Independent
114 Sewanee .277 .374 .536 4.44 16.33 2 7 0 .222 SEC
115 Virginia Military Institute .243 .322 .677 5.67 21.11 1 8 0 .111 Southern
116 Wild Card U .241 .242 .624 4.52 21.82 36 198 10 .168  
117 Missouri .223 .285 .689 2.78 19.11 0 8 1 .056 Big 6
118 Michigan .221 .826 .639 2.63 17.88 1 7 0 .125 Western
119 Grinnell .218 .257 .211 8.22 14.11 2 7 0 .222 MVC
120 Northern Arizona .210 .370 .314 6.29 14.14 1 5 1 .214 Border
121 Montana State .207 .267 .286 5.43 13.57 2 5 0 .286 Rocky Mountain
122 Creighton .207 .400 .276 4.89 16.78 2 7 0 .222 MVC
123 Colorado College .201 .333 .577 6.25 31.50 1 7 0 .125 Rocky Mountain
124 Colorado Mines .172 .146 .517 3.57 32.71 1 6 0 .143 Rocky Mountain
125 Western State .141 .076 .050 8.14 22.14 2 5 0 .286 Rocky Mountain

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SWC .702 .612 .842 41 27 8 .592 7
Eastern Independent .634 .567 .487 93 46 7 .661 16
SEC .621 .637 .680 72 54 4 .569 13
PCC .590 .666 .598 50 40 7 .552 10
Southern .563 .481 .564 49 42 2 .538 10
Western .553 .592 .572 44 33 3 .569 10
Border .550 .370 .309 31 14 7 .663 6
South/West Independent .547 .439 .418 92 62 12 .590 18
Big 6 .543 .549 .566 24 24 8 .500 6
Northeast Independent .534 .582 .399 54 36 1 .599 11
Rocky Mountain .441 .381 .396 46 46 5 .500 12
MVC .353 .419 .323 18 28 2 .396 5

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