1950 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1950 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .541 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.351.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.29 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 Tennessee .903 .705 .699 27.92 5.92 11 1 0 .917 SEC
2 Wyoming .867 .566 .331 36.30 5.90 10 0 0 1.000 Skyline
3 Kentucky .865 .708 .538 32.75 5.75 11 1 0 .917 SEC
4 Oklahoma .862 .869 .690 32.00 13.45 10 1 0 .909 Big 7
5 Texas .858 .803 .887 22.91 13.45 9 2 0 .818 SWC
6 California .819 .797 .610 20.36 8.18 9 1 1 .864 PCC
7 Clemson .812 .568 .312 34.40 7.60 9 0 1 .950 Southern
8 Army .797 .809 .425 29.67 4.44 8 1 0 .889 Northeast Independent
9 Alabama .784 .665 .487 29.82 9.73 9 2 0 .818 SEC
10 Illinois .770 .569 .636 15.22 6.22 7 2 0 .778 Western
11 Baylor .766 .703 .825 18.30 12.80 7 3 0 .700 SWC
12 Tulsa .764 .467 .420 30.82 11.27 9 1 1 .864 MVC
13 Princeton .752 .518 .189 38.78 10.44 9 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
14 Washington .743 .457 .510 26.50 13.40 8 2 0 .800 PCC
15 Michigan State .738 .712 .407 27.00 11.89 8 1 0 .889 Eastern Independent
16 Miami (Florida) .735 .529 .320 22.82 8.82 9 1 1 .864 South/West Independent
17 Southern Methodist .733 .764 .820 25.10 14.60 6 4 0 .600 SWC
18 Texas A&M .733 .473 .784 31.27 18.73 7 4 0 .636 SWC
19 Loyola Marymount .718 .373 .364 32.89 15.22 8 1 0 .889 South/West Independent
20 Maryland .718 .710 .478 27.40 12.00 7 2 1 .750 Southern
21 Michigan .714 .825 .766 15.00 11.40 6 3 1 .650 Western
22 Virginia .710 .602 .442 26.00 15.10 8 2 0 .800 South/West Independent
23 Wake Forest .705 .585 .433 18.67 6.00 6 1 2 .778 Southern
24 Pennsylvania .692 .591 .590 24.78 10.56 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
25 Ohio State .690 .712 .589 31.78 12.33 6 3 0 .667 Western
26 San Francisco .688 .498 .644 26.45 16.45 7 4 0 .636 South/West Independent
27 Duke .686 .631 .496 20.20 10.80 7 3 0 .700 Southern
28 Tulane .681 .703 .461 28.89 10.78 6 2 1 .722 SEC
29 Washington & Lee .676 .355 .333 29.55 12.73 8 3 0 .727 Southern
30 West Texas A&M .676 .448 .117 35.09 17.27 10 1 0 .909 Border
31 Wisconsin .671 .559 .646 15.22 10.78 6 3 0 .667 Western
32 Stanford .670 .579 .703 18.80 12.40 5 3 2 .600 PCC
33 Cornell .666 .636 .385 18.89 9.44 7 2 0 .778 Northeast Independent
34 UCLA .661 .596 .546 21.78 10.67 6 3 0 .667 PCC
35 Georgia .646 .653 .549 14.83 8.75 6 3 3 .625 SEC
36 Texas Christian .645 .657 .836 15.70 16.10 5 5 0 .500 SWC
37 Nebraska .639 .423 .485 29.67 24.11 6 2 1 .722 Big 7
38 Rice .635 .791 .728 16.80 19.60 6 4 0 .600 SWC
39 Kansas .630 .624 .581 28.40 18.80 6 4 0 .600 Big 7
40 Detroit Mercy .628 .511 .464 22.60 14.30 6 3 1 .650 MVC
41 Mississippi State .627 .424 .726 18.78 15.22 4 5 0 .444 SEC
42 Fordham .620 .371 .185 19.33 13.67 8 1 0 .889 Northeast Independent
43 Louisiana State .618 .668 .855 15.00 13.73 4 5 2 .455 SEC
44 Northwestern .617 .605 .544 17.22 15.89 6 3 0 .667 Western
45 Arizona State .616 .426 .050 36.73 14.00 9 2 0 .818 Border
46 San Jose State .602 .248 .404 20.10 11.80 6 3 1 .650 South/West Independent
47 Pacific .602 .248 .259 31.64 11.82 7 3 1 .682 South/West Independent
48 Vanderbilt .596 .636 .501 22.91 19.64 7 4 0 .636 SEC
49 Colorado .590 .399 .525 22.70 17.20 5 4 1 .550 Big 7
50 Drake .582 .490 .232 27.44 13.00 6 2 1 .722 MVC
51 Mississippi .572 .624 .649 20.70 18.30 5 5 0 .500 SEC
52 Georgia Tech .570 .735 .683 16.55 17.55 5 6 0 .455 SEC
53 Marquette .560 .415 .471 22.67 16.22 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
54 Missouri .559 .691 .780 16.60 21.50 4 5 1 .450 Big 7
55 Colorado State .550 .577 .336 23.89 15.67 6 3 0 .667 Skyline
56 North Carolina .534 .757 .778 10.10 12.20 3 5 2 .400 Southern
57 Virginia Military Institute .521 .426 .326 18.90 16.60 6 4 0 .600 Southern
58 Texas-El Paso .520 .565 .176 27.20 23.20 7 3 0 .700 Border
59 Florida .516 .471 .547 15.70 18.10 5 5 0 .500 SEC
60 Oklahoma State .514 .570 .772 14.45 23.55 4 6 1 .409 MVC
61 South Carolina .512 .474 .592 12.22 12.67 3 4 2 .444 Southern
62 Hardin-Simmons .509 .562 .346 27.80 18.00 5 5 0 .500 Border
63 Arkansas .501 .605 .813 15.60 16.30 2 8 0 .200 SWC
64 North Carolina State .500 .471 .439 9.20 11.90 5 4 1 .550 Southern
65 Yale .498 .442 .267 15.78 13.33 6 3 0 .667 Northeast Independent
66 Notre Dame .497 .906 .457 15.44 15.56 4 4 1 .500 Eastern Independent
67 Texas Tech .494 .602 .809 20.18 21.91 3 8 0 .273 Border
68 Navy .493 .469 .729 13.56 19.56 3 6 0 .333 Eastern Independent
69 Villanova .486 .705 .585 15.67 18.44 4 5 0 .444 Eastern Independent
70 George Washington .486 .376 .394 17.00 15.00 5 4 0 .556 Southern
71 Washington State .480 .434 .387 18.67 20.22 4 3 2 .556 PCC
72 Colgate .480 .313 .409 23.00 24.13 5 3 0 .625 Northeast Independent
73 Syracuse .478 .334 .313 19.90 13.90 5 5 0 .500 Northeast Independent
74 Santa Clara .472 .681 .715 16.50 19.80 3 7 0 .300 South/West Independent
75 Iowa State .468 .489 .596 17.40 20.00 3 6 1 .350 Big 7
76 Indiana .468 .433 .704 11.00 17.22 3 5 1 .389 Western
77 Penn State .466 .634 .313 15.67 17.22 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
78 Utah .454 .499 .420 24.00 25.40 3 4 3 .450 Skyline
79 Wichita State .447 .395 .268 20.30 24.30 5 4 1 .550 MVC
80 Dartmouth .435 .536 .503 13.67 17.44 3 5 1 .389 Northeast Independent
81 Arizona .434 .372 .460 21.40 25.70 4 6 0 .400 Border
82 Iowa .429 .506 .595 13.44 22.33 3 5 1 .389 Western
83 Purdue .424 .545 .663 15.89 22.22 2 7 0 .222 Western
84 Citadel .421 .273 .435 13.20 13.50 4 6 0 .400 Southern
85 Idaho .418 .344 .426 20.00 23.56 3 5 1 .389 PCC
86 Southern California .415 .703 .586 12.67 20.22 2 5 2 .333 PCC
87 Holy Cross .410 .327 .222 24.70 20.90 4 5 1 .450 Northeast Independent
88 Oregon State .409 .601 .615 12.67 20.33 3 6 0 .333 PCC
89 Houston .408 .341 .278 23.30 19.00 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
90 Montana .407 .374 .130 22.70 14.70 5 5 0 .500 South/West Independent
91 Columbia .404 .397 .381 16.78 18.78 4 5 0 .444 Northeast Independent
92 William & Mary .402 .664 .430 20.00 20.91 4 7 0 .364 Southern
93 Temple .401 .390 .161 19.22 14.67 4 4 1 .500 Eastern Independent
94 Bradley .379 .295 .157 23.90 27.10 5 5 0 .500 MVC
95 Rutgers .377 .542 .164 23.25 19.25 4 4 0 .500 Eastern Independent
96 Denver .376 .425 .472 22.08 21.67 3 8 1 .292 Skyline
97 Georgetown .361 .428 .594 12.89 20.78 2 7 0 .222 South/West Independent
98 Brigham Young .357 .234 .278 16.90 29.20 4 5 1 .450 Skyline
99 St. Mary's .345 .458 .606 9.50 23.50 2 7 1 .250 South/West Independent
100 Minnesota .336 .727 .739 8.78 21.78 1 7 1 .167 Western
101 Davidson .319 .273 .278 19.78 22.78 3 6 0 .333 Southern
102 Pittsburgh .299 .547 .670 11.00 22.67 1 8 0 .111 Eastern Independent
103 West Virginia .299 .501 .476 16.30 25.90 2 8 0 .200 Southern
104 Boston University .296 .468 .243 17.38 23.38 3 5 0 .375 Northeast Independent
105 Duquesne .296 .272 .323 18.78 29.44 2 6 1 .278 Eastern Independent
106 Furman .295 .273 .542 10.18 25.91 2 8 1 .227 Southern
107 Kansas State .282 .261 .697 11.09 32.27 1 9 1 .136 Big 7
108 New Mexico .268 .310 .501 16.00 33.00 2 8 0 .200 Border
109 Wild Card U .258 .248 .413 12.75 30.37 33 89 4 .278  
110 Oregon .254 .591 .564 9.70 21.40 1 9 0 .100 PCC
111 Boston College .234 .542 .659 7.80 27.00 0 9 1 .050 Northeast Independent
112 Utah State .216 .360 .411 9.73 34.00 2 9 0 .182 Skyline
113 Nevada .204 .526 .462 11.70 36.30 1 9 0 .100 South/West Independent
114 Richmond .197 .341 .341 8.60 32.70 2 8 0 .200 Southern
115 Brown .194 .577 .363 16.33 30.11 1 8 0 .111 Northeast Independent
116 Harvard .189 .341 .421 9.25 31.00 1 7 0 .125 Northeast Independent
117 Auburn .157 .379 .660 3.10 25.50 0 10 0 .000 SEC
118 New Mexico State .154 .283 .109 10.56 27.67 2 7 0 .222 Border
119 Northern Arizona .152 .194 .126 12.67 41.56 2 7 0 .222 Border
120 New York University .139 .259 .106 12.57 22.43 1 5 1 .214 Northeast Independent
121 Virginia Tech .135 .279 .538 7.20 43.00 0 10 0 .000 Southern

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SWC .696 .685 .813 42 30 0 .583 7
SEC .628 .614 .613 73 49 6 .594 12
Big 7 .576 .536 .622 35 31 5 .528 7
Western .569 .609 .654 40 38 4 .512 9
MVC .552 .455 .385 35 21 5 .615 6
PCC .541 .567 .550 41 37 8 .523 9
South/West Independent .521 .442 .435 62 55 4 .529 12
Eastern Independent .505 .558 .422 55 47 5 .537 12
Southern .483 .468 .448 76 83 10 .479 17
Skyline .470 .443 .375 28 29 5 .492 6
Border .425 .418 .299 44 47 0 .484 9
Northeast Independent .417 .454 .349 56 64 4 .468 14

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