1941 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1941 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .533 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.169.

The average home field advantage for this year is 1.57 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 Texas .919 .695 .851 33.80 5.50 8 1 1 .850 SWC
2 Texas A&M .863 .861 .751 25.55 6.82 9 2 0 .818 SWC
3 Duke .860 .845 .542 32.70 6.10 9 1 0 .900 Southern
4 Alabama .856 .741 .822 23.91 7.73 9 2 0 .818 SEC
5 Oregon State .854 .673 .820 14.30 4.90 8 2 0 .800 PCC
6 Minnesota .847 .737 .548 23.25 4.75 8 0 0 1.000 Western
7 Georgia .846 .599 .627 29.00 7.73 9 1 1 .864 SEC
8 Notre Dame .843 .737 .572 21.00 7.11 8 0 1 .944 Eastern Independent
9 Mississippi State .841 .788 .625 19.10 5.50 8 1 1 .850 SEC
10 Navy .833 .596 .615 21.33 3.78 7 1 1 .833 Eastern Independent
11 Duquesne .820 .680 .369 17.88 2.63 8 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
12 Fordham .813 .726 .554 20.22 7.44 8 1 0 .889 Northeast Independent
13 Missouri .791 .669 .533 22.60 3.90 8 2 0 .800 Big 6
14 Texas Christian .788 .618 .919 14.73 12.27 7 3 1 .682 SWC
15 Texas Tech .779 .647 .496 20.55 3.27 9 2 0 .818 Border
16 Tennessee .767 .870 .589 18.20 7.30 8 2 0 .800 SEC
17 Mississippi .765 .750 .757 14.56 7.44 6 2 1 .722 SEC
18 Michigan .755 .698 .612 18.38 5.13 6 1 1 .813 Western
19 Tulsa .749 .587 .487 19.40 6.50 8 2 0 .800 MVC
20 Vanderbilt .747 .486 .418 26.00 8.90 8 2 0 .800 SEC
21 Washington State .745 .538 .785 15.70 6.30 6 4 0 .600 PCC
22 Stanford .741 .686 .812 17.78 10.56 6 3 0 .667 PCC
23 Pennsylvania .735 .530 .455 22.50 6.88 7 1 0 .875 Eastern Independent
24 Santa Clara .730 .780 .734 18.89 11.44 6 3 0 .667 South/West Independent
25 Detroit Mercy .711 .651 .395 21.67 4.78 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
26 Clemson .710 .746 .429 25.89 10.00 7 2 0 .778 Southern
27 Washington .708 .698 .870 13.33 10.44 5 4 0 .556 PCC
28 Tulane .706 .728 .752 24.44 10.56 5 4 0 .556 SEC
29 Rice .702 .612 .749 16.70 12.10 6 3 1 .650 SWC
30 Oklahoma .702 .719 .612 24.22 10.56 6 3 0 .667 Big 6
31 Boston College .700 .740 .566 23.50 10.60 7 3 0 .700 Northeast Independent
32 Ohio State .696 .583 .574 20.88 13.75 6 1 1 .813 Western
33 Virginia .694 .461 .081 31.00 4.67 8 1 0 .889 South/West Independent
34 Miami (Florida) .693 .354 .306 16.20 5.40 8 2 0 .800 South/West Independent
35 Northwestern .685 .625 .638 21.63 8.38 5 3 0 .625 Western
36 William & Mary .685 .566 .271 25.90 6.40 8 2 0 .800 Southern
37 Temple .673 .508 .519 19.56 16.22 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
38 Penn State .668 .590 .389 22.22 8.67 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
39 Louisiana State .665 .663 .811 11.90 9.30 4 4 2 .500 SEC
40 Southern Methodist .658 .776 .779 16.90 10.60 5 5 0 .500 SWC
41 Utah .658 .657 .275 26.13 8.13 6 0 2 .875 Mountain States
42 California .648 .549 .850 11.89 7.89 4 5 0 .444 PCC
43 Oregon .646 .574 .921 13.60 18.40 5 5 0 .500 PCC
44 Army .632 .370 .614 11.67 9.67 5 3 1 .611 Northeast Independent
45 Arizona .619 .558 .383 25.30 14.60 7 3 0 .700 Border
46 Harvard .617 .438 .522 8.75 5.38 5 2 1 .688 Northeast Independent
47 Michigan State .613 .548 .548 16.67 8.56 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
48 Cornell .602 .681 .614 11.00 8.13 5 3 0 .625 Northeast Independent
49 West Texas A&M .595 .228 .050 29.80 10.00 8 2 0 .800 Border
50 Baylor .588 .646 .934 10.60 16.10 3 6 1 .350 SWC
51 Georgetown .582 .744 .478 12.67 6.78 5 4 0 .556 South/West Independent
52 UCLA .582 .528 .810 11.64 16.18 5 5 1 .500 PCC
53 Oklahoma State .581 .525 .609 17.89 13.67 5 4 0 .556 MVC
54 Syracuse .576 .467 .361 23.75 10.75 5 2 1 .688 Northeast Independent
55 Auburn .573 .700 .713 12.30 11.50 4 5 1 .450 SEC
56 Montana .569 .405 .402 13.22 10.44 6 3 0 .667 PCC
57 Colgate .559 .527 .597 18.75 14.00 3 3 2 .500 Northeast Independent
58 Arkansas .557 .575 .950 11.80 14.90 3 7 0 .300 SWC
59 Hardin-Simmons .556 .588 .242 16.18 8.00 7 3 1 .682 Border
60 Wake Forest .555 .644 .573 19.82 15.27 5 5 1 .500 Southern
61 St. Mary's .553 .565 .539 14.78 13.67 5 4 0 .556 South/West Independent
62 Villanova .552 .633 .612 10.50 7.25 4 4 0 .500 Eastern Independent
63 Marquette .551 .438 .647 18.00 16.78 4 5 0 .444 Eastern Independent
64 South Carolina .550 .418 .614 11.11 11.44 4 4 1 .500 Southern
65 Holy Cross .548 .570 .594 10.30 10.40 4 4 2 .500 Northeast Independent
66 San Francisco .547 .406 .447 19.30 20.60 6 4 0 .600 South/West Independent
67 Virginia Tech .528 .476 .371 11.20 12.00 6 4 0 .600 Southern
68 Southern California .524 .663 .924 7.11 14.89 2 6 1 .278 PCC
69 Loyola Marymount .524 .311 .497 15.00 12.50 5 5 0 .500 South/West Independent
70 Kentucky .523 .589 .474 16.78 17.11 5 4 0 .556 SEC
71 Dartmouth .523 .568 .452 16.22 11.56 5 4 0 .556 Northeast Independent
72 Florida .521 .538 .583 14.90 9.70 4 6 0 .400 SEC
73 Denver .490 .540 .213 15.67 5.11 4 3 2 .556 Mountain States
74 Brigham Young .489 .426 .297 15.11 11.11 4 3 2 .556 Mountain States
75 Columbia .485 .520 .666 10.13 12.88 3 5 0 .375 Northeast Independent
76 North Carolina State .484 .430 .514 11.09 13.00 4 5 2 .455 Southern
77 Manhattan .484 .456 .492 10.89 12.44 4 4 1 .500 Northeast Independent
78 Nebraska .483 .761 .533 10.33 9.00 4 5 0 .444 Big 6
79 Creighton .481 .516 .492 11.50 16.00 5 5 0 .500 MVC
80 Virginia Military Institute .480 .632 .618 13.40 17.30 4 6 0 .400 Southern
81 Pittsburgh .478 .653 .758 9.11 19.00 3 6 0 .333 Eastern Independent
82 Georgia Tech .474 .590 .819 9.11 14.44 3 6 0 .333 SEC
83 New Mexico .452 .528 .322 11.60 13.50 5 4 1 .550 Border
84 Indiana .447 .461 .678 12.63 15.75 2 6 0 .250 Western
85 Wisconsin .447 .422 .601 18.00 26.00 3 5 0 .375 Western
86 Colorado State .436 .322 .205 15.57 11.00 4 2 1 .643 Mountain States
87 West Virginia .429 .452 .537 8.50 12.60 4 6 0 .400 Eastern Independent
88 Iowa .425 .499 .517 11.38 12.38 3 5 0 .375 Western
89 Idaho .423 .319 .438 13.67 15.00 4 5 0 .444 PCC
90 Colorado .419 .553 .506 12.13 20.13 3 4 1 .438 Mountain States
91 Brown .418 .469 .139 11.33 9.00 5 4 0 .556 Northeast Independent
92 St. Louis .414 .422 .390 10.00 15.00 4 5 1 .450 MVC
93 Texas-El Paso .407 .453 .300 18.40 19.20 4 5 1 .450 Border
94 Citadel .402 .346 .113 21.88 11.13 4 3 1 .563 Southern
95 Furman .402 .504 .397 14.33 21.67 3 4 2 .444 Southern
96 North Carolina .402 .723 .584 13.00 17.20 3 7 0 .300 Southern
97 Illinois .396 .325 .669 14.00 20.38 2 6 0 .250 Western
98 Arizona State .392 .505 .198 10.09 12.45 5 5 1 .500 Border
99 Purdue .384 .488 .647 3.38 7.75 2 5 1 .313 Western
100 Kansas State .374 .410 .544 7.44 18.67 2 5 2 .333 Big 6
101 Drake .368 .433 .255 8.30 13.40 4 5 1 .450 MVC
102 Kansas .347 .328 .545 8.22 24.67 3 6 0 .333 Big 6
103 Washington (Missouri) .341 .420 .146 16.67 18.33 4 5 0 .444 MVC
104 Iowa State .323 .457 .458 9.44 19.22 2 6 1 .278 Big 6
105 Maryland .313 .297 .370 5.44 21.78 3 5 1 .389 Southern
106 Princeton .303 .513 .543 8.00 19.00 2 6 0 .250 Eastern Independent
107 Northern Arizona .301 .215 .248 14.88 17.88 3 5 0 .375 Border
108 New York University .299 .361 .666 5.22 27.00 2 7 0 .222 Northeast Independent
109 Yale .263 .293 .575 6.75 17.00 1 7 0 .125 Northeast Independent
110 Davidson .243 .378 .318 6.30 17.60 1 6 3 .250 Southern
111 Gonzaga .236 .493 .213 6.50 20.10 3 7 0 .300 South/West Independent
112 Washington & Lee .225 .373 .211 7.67 10.33 1 6 2 .222 Southern
113 Richmond .217 .549 .338 6.33 20.44 2 7 0 .222 Southern
114 Wild Card U .215 .228 .523 6.22 26.27 20 135 8 .147  
115 New Mexico State .201 .340 .246 10.33 25.33 2 7 0 .222 Border
116 Wyoming .194 .194 .244 4.40 23.30 2 7 1 .250 Mountain States
117 George Washington .179 .491 .374 3.44 19.56 1 7 1 .167 Southern
118 Centenary .174 .359 .418 5.30 25.10 0 8 2 .100 South/West Independent
119 Sewanee .145 .292 .117 3.86 20.14 2 5 0 .286 South/West Independent
120 Utah State .111 .325 .290 5.75 19.13 0 8 0 .000 Mountain States

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SWC .725 .683 .848 41 27 4 .597 7
SEC .690 .670 .666 73 39 6 .644 12
PCC .644 .563 .763 51 42 2 .547 10
Eastern Independent .631 .579 .535 73 38 3 .654 13
Western .565 .538 .609 37 32 3 .535 9
Northeast Independent .537 .513 .529 62 52 8 .541 14
Big 6 .503 .557 .538 25 27 3 .482 6
MVC .489 .484 .397 30 26 2 .534 6
South/West Independent .488 .477 .383 48 43 2 .527 10
Border .478 .451 .276 50 36 4 .578 9
Southern .452 .526 .415 65 74 14 .471 16
Mountain States .400 .431 .290 23 27 9 .466 7

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