1944 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1944 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .525 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.791.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.13 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 Army .959 .643 .731 56.00 3.89 9 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
2 Ohio State .942 .629 .868 31.89 8.78 9 0 0 1.000 Western
3 Randolph Field .906 .241 .471 42.33 1.58 12 0 0 1.000 South/West Independent
4 Michigan .871 .810 .950 20.40 9.10 8 2 0 .800 Western
5 Iowa Pre-Flight .863 .676 .726 28.45 8.73 10 1 0 .909 South/West Independent
6 Notre Dame .857 .887 .921 27.20 11.80 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
7 Oklahoma State .857 .433 .820 25.33 11.44 8 1 0 .889 MVC
8 Navy .818 .766 .869 26.22 9.78 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
9 Indiana .817 .577 .790 29.20 7.90 7 3 0 .700 Western
10 Norman NAS .795 .241 .690 24.17 6.67 6 0 0 1.000 South/West Independent
11 Great Lakes Navy .775 .683 .643 29.08 11.17 9 2 1 .792 Eastern Independent
12 Second Air Force .772 .241 .697 33.40 5.07 10 4 1 .700 South/West Independent
13 Tulsa .770 .700 .545 38.00 12.80 8 2 0 .800 MVC
14 Georgia Tech .766 .736 .761 23.00 9.18 8 3 0 .727 SEC
15 Southern California .765 .643 .393 24.00 7.30 8 0 2 .900 PCC
16 Wake Forest .752 .492 .441 19.78 8.33 8 1 0 .889 Southern
17 March Field .750 .493 .503 21.90 7.40 7 1 2 .800 South/West Independent
18 Minnesota .740 .647 .829 25.00 18.00 5 3 1 .611 Western
19 Illinois .739 .495 .925 27.30 14.90 5 4 1 .550 Western
20 Tennessee .737 .241 .516 19.22 8.11 7 1 1 .833 SEC
21 Yale .721 .380 .342 15.00 4.00 7 0 1 .938 Northeast Independent
22 Duke .714 .820 .762 23.00 11.80 6 4 0 .600 Southern
23 Texas .706 .740 .813 13.22 8.44 5 4 0 .556 SWC
24 Oklahoma .697 .620 .753 22.70 14.90 6 3 1 .650 Big 6
25 Purdue .685 .640 .925 20.70 16.60 5 5 0 .500 Western
26 Alabama .682 .241 .517 30.22 9.22 5 2 2 .667 SEC
27 Texas Christian .681 .458 .681 12.18 9.91 7 3 1 .682 SWC
28 Iowa State .680 .409 .345 25.38 4.88 6 1 1 .813 Big 6
29 Pennsylvania .670 .658 .745 20.63 18.63 5 3 0 .625 Eastern Independent
30 North Carolina State .668 .380 .330 19.22 7.00 7 2 0 .778 Southern
31 Texas A&M .664 .677 .575 26.27 7.91 7 4 0 .636 SWC
32 Georgia .661 .659 .536 27.30 13.00 7 3 0 .700 SEC
33 Virginia .655 .414 .293 21.89 5.78 6 1 2 .778 South/West Independent
34 Colorado .647 .519 .428 25.13 9.00 6 2 0 .750 Mountain States
35 Coast Guard .630 .241 .480 22.89 13.56 6 3 0 .667 Northeast Independent
36 Pittsburgh .616 .450 .862 16.33 32.56 4 5 0 .444 Eastern Independent
37 Penn State .595 .616 .414 23.00 15.67 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
38 Arkansas .593 .353 .849 10.91 14.64 5 5 1 .500 SWC
39 Drake .590 .241 .130 24.44 6.33 7 2 0 .778 MVC
40 Michigan State .590 .241 .179 23.86 4.43 6 1 0 .857 Eastern Independent
41 Mississippi State .585 .241 .306 27.38 9.88 6 2 0 .750 SEC
42 Bucknell .582 .241 .180 20.40 7.90 7 2 1 .750 Eastern Independent
43 Denver .577 .375 .491 21.44 13.33 4 3 2 .556 Mountain States
44 Wisconsin .568 .445 .888 12.44 20.00 3 6 0 .333 Western
45 Missouri .567 .574 .817 17.60 22.40 3 5 2 .400 Big 6
46 Utah .563 .349 .381 20.13 10.75 5 2 1 .688 Mountain States
47 Alameda Coast Guard .560 .369 .300 18.30 10.30 5 2 3 .650 South/West Independent
48 Washington .553 .241 .432 36.63 16.50 5 3 0 .625 PCC
49 West Virginia .544 .446 .346 21.22 14.44 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
50 Clemson .544 .405 .681 18.33 19.89 4 5 0 .444 Southern
51 Holy Cross .544 .607 .234 19.22 10.00 5 2 2 .667 Northeast Independent
52 Southern Methodist .540 .414 .695 13.10 20.10 5 5 0 .500 SWC
53 Tulane .540 .510 .652 16.14 17.86 4 3 0 .571 SEC
54 Amarillo Field .537 .241 .567 17.00 15.00 4 3 0 .571 South/West Independent
55 William & Mary .536 .241 .258 23.88 8.13 5 2 1 .688 Southern
56 Rice .533 .469 .669 13.00 14.82 5 6 0 .455 SWC
57 Cornell .525 .559 .474 14.56 14.44 5 4 0 .556 Northeast Independent
58 Camp Warren .521 .241 .545 17.56 14.67 4 4 1 .500 South/West Independent
59 UCLA .513 .422 .513 18.90 14.90 4 5 1 .450 PCC
60 Louisiana State .494 .641 .763 11.50 12.63 2 5 1 .313 SEC
61 St. Mary's Pre-Flight .493 .499 .493 13.57 8.29 4 3 0 .571 South/West Independent
62 Brown .484 .442 .519 16.50 18.75 3 4 1 .438 Northeast Independent
63 Northwestern .468 .690 .940 11.33 17.78 1 7 1 .167 Western
64 Kentucky .465 .241 .661 13.89 16.33 3 6 0 .333 SEC
65 Auburn .464 .241 .397 22.63 17.13 4 4 0 .500 SEC
66 Texas Tech .460 .471 .587 12.18 15.45 4 7 0 .364 Border
67 South Carolina .436 .447 .304 15.00 11.78 3 4 2 .444 Southern
68 Colorado College .425 .442 .596 16.67 21.33 3 6 0 .333 South/West Independent
69 West Texas A&M .421 .241 .346 16.71 21.71 4 3 0 .571 Border
70 Kansas .412 .342 .575 12.80 15.30 3 6 1 .350 Big 6
71 Dartmouth .407 .617 .697 7.13 17.75 2 5 1 .313 Northeast Independent
72 California .402 .475 .499 7.80 14.90 3 6 1 .350 PCC
73 Florida .390 .241 .273 15.43 19.43 4 3 0 .571 SEC
74 Temple .386 .357 .403 11.63 12.00 2 4 2 .375 Eastern Independent
75 Iowa .378 .454 .937 6.63 30.00 1 7 0 .125 Western
76 Idaho State .378 .241 .350 10.44 22.11 4 5 0 .444 South/West Independent
77 Mississippi .368 .241 .622 9.63 22.25 2 6 0 .250 SEC
78 Villanova .363 .493 .334 6.63 22.50 4 4 0 .500 Eastern Independent
79 Nebraska .362 .357 .658 10.38 26.25 2 6 0 .250 Big 6
80 Lubbock Field .355 .241 .402 13.29 18.57 3 4 0 .429 South/West Independent
81 North Carolina .338 .657 .818 3.67 19.22 1 7 1 .167 Southern
82 Marquette .328 .554 .779 9.13 23.88 1 7 0 .125 Eastern Independent
83 Boston College .315 .241 .050 18.71 19.14 4 3 0 .571 Northeast Independent
84 Utah State .315 .241 .238 14.67 18.17 3 3 0 .500 Mountain States
85 Kansas State .307 .225 .414 5.00 23.89 2 5 2 .333 Big 6
86 Colgate .300 .582 .354 11.29 18.14 2 5 0 .286 Northeast Independent
87 Columbia .288 .288 .378 8.88 15.63 2 6 0 .250 Northeast Independent
88 Presbyterian .282 .241 .273 8.78 26.89 3 6 0 .333 South/West Independent
89 Maryland .277 .364 .555 5.11 18.89 1 7 1 .167 Southern
90 Syracuse .269 .241 .235 14.57 21.71 2 4 1 .357 Northeast Independent
91 Miami (Florida) .262 .241 .517 8.11 30.44 1 7 1 .167 South/West Independent
92 Wild Card U .260 .241 .560 6.55 29.62 26 133 7 .178  
93 Richmond .258 .461 .394 9.88 28.00 2 6 0 .250 Southern
94 New Mexico .241 .241 .503 10.88 32.63 1 7 0 .125 Border
95 Virginia Military Institute .236 .327 .505 7.22 26.33 1 8 0 .111 Southern
96 New York University .193 .241 .178 10.14 22.71 2 5 0 .286 Northeast Independent

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
MVC .739 .458 .498 23 5 0 .821 3
Western .690 .599 .894 44 37 3 .542 9
Eastern Independent .622 .541 .570 72 39 5 .642 13
SWC .620 .519 .713 34 27 2 .556 6
South/West Independent .570 .338 .495 82 47 10 .626 15
SEC .559 .385 .546 52 38 4 .574 11
PCC .558 .445 .459 20 14 4 .579 4
Mountain States .525 .371 .384 18 10 3 .629 4
Big 6 .504 .421 .594 22 26 7 .464 6
Southern .476 .460 .505 38 46 5 .455 10
Northeast Independent .425 .404 .358 40 41 6 .494 11
Border .374 .318 .478 9 17 0 .346 3

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