1935 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1935 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .523 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.711.

The average home field advantage for this year is 1.52 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 Methodist .926 .702 .842 22.15 3.00 12 1 0 .923 SWC
2 Stanford .916 .812 .734 13.44 1.44 8 1 0 .889 PCC
3 Texas Christian .900 .778 .822 20.38 5.62 12 1 0 .923 SWC
4 Louisiana State .887 .812 .889 20.27 3.73 9 2 0 .818 SEC
5 California .879 .632 .669 16.30 2.20 9 1 0 .900 PCC
6 North Carolina .834 .688 .589 30.00 4.89 8 1 0 .889 Southern
7 Princeton .824 .647 .351 28.44 3.56 9 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
8 Auburn .822 .508 .727 20.10 4.60 8 2 0 .800 SEC
9 UCLA .810 .637 .817 16.00 7.90 8 2 0 .800 PCC
10 Duke .806 .750 .703 21.40 4.50 8 2 0 .800 Southern
11 Notre Dame .797 .723 .696 15.89 6.89 7 1 1 .833 Eastern Independent
12 Minnesota .794 .757 .506 24.25 5.75 8 0 0 1.000 Western
13 Pittsburgh .792 .878 .609 13.50 2.80 7 1 2 .800 Eastern Independent
14 Rice .787 .702 .884 18.27 9.18 8 3 0 .727 SWC
15 Alabama .785 .886 .743 20.56 6.11 6 2 1 .722 SEC
16 Ohio State .761 .739 .573 29.63 7.13 7 1 0 .875 Western
17 Mississippi State .754 .404 .643 17.27 6.91 8 3 0 .727 SEC
18 Furman .749 .464 .336 25.78 4.89 8 1 0 .889 South/West Independent
19 Vanderbilt .745 .662 .719 17.90 6.80 7 3 0 .700 SEC
20 Fordham .734 .658 .530 14.89 4.56 6 1 2 .778 Northeast Independent
21 Baylor .732 .526 .687 11.09 6.82 8 3 0 .727 SWC
22 St. Mary's .731 .746 .686 12.78 4.11 5 2 2 .667 South/West Independent
23 Marquette .730 .514 .531 21.63 8.13 7 1 0 .875 Eastern Independent
24 Army .722 .734 .589 19.56 6.89 6 2 1 .722 Northeast Independent
25 Temple .721 .671 .613 18.10 6.80 7 3 0 .700 Eastern Independent
26 Nebraska .719 .719 .697 15.33 7.89 6 2 1 .722 Big 6
27 Arizona .710 .551 .442 24.22 5.00 7 2 0 .778 Border
28 Georgia .709 .746 .793 16.90 8.80 6 4 0 .600 SEC
29 Villanova .700 .518 .415 22.11 7.44 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
30 Michigan State .700 .687 .559 25.88 7.13 6 2 0 .750 Eastern Independent
31 Mississippi .692 .545 .419 25.92 7.17 9 3 0 .750 SEC
32 Dartmouth .690 .534 .303 30.20 5.70 8 2 0 .800 Northeast Independent
33 Arkansas .683 .615 .827 15.20 10.90 5 5 0 .500 SWC
34 Oregon .669 .736 .666 7.78 7.00 6 3 0 .667 PCC
35 Oklahoma .669 .572 .575 11.00 4.89 6 3 0 .667 Big 6
36 Clemson .656 .485 .573 16.33 11.00 6 3 0 .667 Southern
37 New Mexico State .650 .418 .199 21.00 4.20 7 1 2 .800 Border
38 New York University .649 .383 .290 25.75 5.88 7 1 0 .875 Northeast Independent
39 Georgia Tech .646 .464 .799 16.20 14.20 5 5 0 .500 SEC
40 Kentucky .646 .582 .735 18.56 10.44 5 4 0 .556 SEC
41 Detroit Mercy .641 .646 .446 20.78 6.78 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
42 Washington .632 .699 .666 11.63 5.25 5 3 0 .625 PCC
43 Maryland .629 .557 .430 11.55 7.09 7 2 2 .727 Southern
44 Yale .626 .551 .485 20.22 11.00 6 3 0 .667 Northeast Independent
45 Washington (Missouri) .618 .475 .560 18.50 14.90 6 4 0 .600 MVC
46 Texas .617 .752 .950 13.80 17.40 4 6 0 .400 SWC
47 Tulane .610 .803 .652 15.60 12.30 6 4 0 .600 SEC
48 Xavier .610 .241 .351 18.22 3.89 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
49 Duquesne .604 .603 .463 11.00 7.78 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
50 Navy .600 .714 .628 15.11 9.89 5 4 0 .556 Eastern Independent
51 Centenary .597 .776 .662 10.36 8.82 6 5 0 .545 South/West Independent
52 Iowa .595 .479 .480 15.25 4.88 4 2 2 .625 Western
53 San Francisco .594 .457 .574 13.00 6.88 5 3 0 .625 South/West Independent
54 Oregon State .594 .553 .509 15.91 9.09 6 4 1 .591 PCC
55 Tennessee .587 .857 .806 10.89 17.22 4 5 0 .444 SEC
56 North Carolina State .585 .426 .549 8.70 7.60 6 4 0 .600 Southern
57 Kansas .585 .567 .672 11.33 13.11 4 4 1 .500 Big 6
58 Northwestern .578 .460 .594 11.25 9.88 4 3 1 .563 Western
59 George Washington .574 .582 .367 15.67 11.22 6 3 0 .667 South/West Independent
60 Washington State .572 .689 .452 15.33 9.00 5 3 1 .611 PCC
61 Syracuse .570 .587 .239 14.00 7.00 6 1 1 .813 Northeast Independent
62 Loyola Marymount .570 .582 .522 13.82 8.18 6 5 0 .545 South/West Independent
63 Santa Clara .569 .671 .781 9.11 7.67 3 6 0 .333 South/West Independent
64 Bucknell .564 .637 .467 5.00 10.89 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
65 Texas A&M .561 .524 .843 12.50 12.10 3 7 0 .300 SWC
66 Colorado .559 .639 .437 15.56 5.22 5 4 0 .556 Rocky Mountain
67 Purdue .554 .699 .607 8.13 7.13 4 4 0 .500 Western
68 Utah State .554 .530 .338 20.63 9.13 5 2 1 .688 Rocky Mountain
69 Southern California .553 .716 .706 12.92 10.33 5 7 0 .417 PCC
70 Denver .547 .473 .342 12.11 11.22 6 3 0 .667 Rocky Mountain
71 Colgate .544 .745 .286 22.63 3.63 5 3 0 .625 Northeast Independent
72 Missouri .537 .254 .529 10.78 8.56 3 3 3 .500 Big 6
73 Indiana .537 .461 .506 8.75 6.88 4 3 1 .563 Western
74 New Mexico .534 .477 .353 14.50 10.20 6 4 0 .600 Border
75 Texas Tech .529 .633 .304 11.00 5.50 5 3 2 .600 Border
76 Davidson .523 .471 .486 7.67 8.89 4 3 2 .556 South/West Independent
77 Pennsylvania .522 .445 .460 24.88 10.00 4 4 0 .500 Eastern Independent
78 Virginia Tech .506 .540 .394 7.56 5.22 4 3 2 .556 Southern
79 Utah .505 .656 .397 20.75 8.63 4 3 1 .563 Rocky Mountain
80 Gonzaga .499 .518 .381 12.50 10.90 5 4 1 .550 South/West Independent
81 Kansas State .493 .669 .643 4.44 5.44 2 4 3 .389 Big 6
82 West Virginia .478 .556 .448 14.33 10.67 3 4 2 .444 Eastern Independent
83 Michigan .477 .524 .606 8.50 16.38 4 4 0 .500 Western
84 Penn State .471 .396 .486 9.50 8.75 4 4 0 .500 Eastern Independent
85 Iowa State .458 .496 .559 9.11 11.22 2 4 3 .389 Big 6
86 Florida .454 .578 .668 11.30 15.40 3 7 0 .300 SEC
87 Drake .454 .392 .433 14.10 20.40 4 4 2 .500 MVC
88 St. Louis .453 .379 .382 16.82 10.36 5 6 0 .455 South/West Independent
89 Chicago .453 .447 .442 12.75 13.75 4 4 0 .500 Western
90 Illinois .446 .653 .546 7.38 6.75 3 5 0 .375 Western
91 Columbia .446 .721 .353 9.56 12.78 4 4 1 .500 Northeast Independent
92 Tulsa .433 .577 .643 5.80 9.40 3 6 1 .350 MVC
93 Citadel .433 .327 .339 10.50 10.88 4 3 1 .563 South/West Independent
94 Georgetown .428 .368 .251 8.88 5.00 4 4 0 .500 South/West Independent
95 William & Mary .414 .394 .401 8.60 11.00 3 4 3 .450 South/West Independent
96 Carnegie Tech .413 .512 .640 2.75 8.63 2 5 1 .313 Eastern Independent
97 Wyoming .410 .330 .282 9.50 7.38 4 4 0 .500 Rocky Mountain
98 Mercer .406 .350 .439 8.11 14.22 4 5 0 .444 South/West Independent
99 Colorado State .405 .627 .421 7.25 9.38 3 4 1 .438 Rocky Mountain
100 Creighton .400 .303 .466 6.44 12.44 3 5 1 .389 MVC
101 Wake Forest .392 .347 .691 5.78 11.78 2 7 0 .222 South/West Independent
102 Washington & Lee .390 .556 .420 6.50 8.75 3 4 1 .438 Southern
103 Harvard .390 .407 .437 13.38 11.13 3 5 0 .375 Northeast Independent
104 Colorado College .387 .267 .236 7.50 9.13 4 3 1 .563 Rocky Mountain
105 Northern Arizona .385 .290 .186 11.00 6.33 3 3 3 .500 Border
106 South Carolina .384 .547 .600 7.30 18.70 3 7 0 .300 Southern
107 Richmond .377 .539 .187 7.11 7.22 3 3 3 .500 South/West Independent
108 Brigham Young .366 .441 .229 9.75 11.25 4 4 0 .500 Rocky Mountain
109 Montana .347 .380 .572 6.00 13.50 1 5 2 .250 PCC
110 Virginia .343 .385 .471 3.90 13.30 1 5 4 .300 Southern
111 Oklahoma State .337 .522 .481 6.60 15.20 3 7 0 .300 MVC
112 Washburn .335 .241 .178 10.80 10.30 4 6 0 .400 MVC
113 Idaho .333 .425 .539 5.78 9.67 2 7 0 .222 PCC
114 Virginia Military Institute .331 .283 .527 6.30 15.70 2 7 1 .250 Southern
115 Arizona State .329 .390 .423 3.63 8.25 2 5 1 .313 Border
116 Grinnell .323 .238 .243 8.78 17.22 3 5 1 .389 MVC
117 Loyola (New Orleans) .322 .331 .423 9.78 11.22 2 6 1 .278 South/West Independent
118 Northern Colorado .315 .463 .050 9.86 9.29 4 3 0 .571 Rocky Mountain
119 Wisconsin .313 .505 .632 6.63 21.38 1 7 0 .125 Western
120 Presbyterian .287 .241 .442 6.56 16.00 2 7 0 .222 South/West Independent
121 Centre .284 .241 .488 7.56 16.78 1 7 1 .167 South/West Independent
122 Wild Card U .281 .241 .558 4.55 22.16 49 192 14 .220  
123 Sewanee .264 .326 .605 1.67 25.33 2 7 0 .222 SEC
124 Montana State .248 .237 .286 3.22 15.11 2 6 1 .278 Rocky Mountain
125 Cornell .221 .431 .480 8.43 28.71 0 6 1 .071 Northeast Independent
126 Brown .167 .383 .419 2.33 21.89 1 8 0 .111 Northeast Independent
127 Colorado Mines .142 .159 .347 2.86 29.00 1 6 0 .143 Rocky Mountain
128 Western State .134 .108 .127 9.43 16.14 1 6 0 .143 Rocky Mountain
129 Texas-El Paso .121 .241 .237 2.56 19.78 1 8 0 .111 Border

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SWC .744 .657 .836 52 26 0 .667 7
SEC .662 .629 .708 78 51 1 .604 13
Eastern Independent .635 .587 .510 92 43 6 .674 16
PCC .630 .628 .633 55 36 4 .600 10
Big 6 .577 .546 .613 23 20 11 .528 6
Western .551 .572 .549 43 33 4 .563 10
Southern .547 .522 .526 48 38 10 .552 10
Northeast Independent .523 .558 .401 52 36 6 .585 11
South/West Independent .484 .462 .465 78 84 14 .483 19
Border .465 .429 .306 31 26 8 .538 7
MVC .414 .393 .429 26 37 5 .419 7
Rocky Mountain .381 .411 .291 43 48 5 .474 12

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