1954 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1954 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .541 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.618.

The average home field advantage for this year is 1.77 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 Ohio State .951 .662 .743 24.90 7.50 10 0 0 1.000 Big Ten
2 Oklahoma .943 .869 .654 30.40 6.20 10 0 0 1.000 Big 7
3 Notre Dame .893 .841 .756 26.10 11.50 9 1 0 .900 Eastern Independent
4 UCLA .869 .790 .425 40.78 4.44 9 0 0 1.000 PCC
5 Maryland .823 .854 .652 28.40 6.70 7 2 1 .750 ACC
6 Navy .822 .606 .583 30.40 7.30 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
7 Miami (Florida) .821 .529 .590 28.56 10.44 8 1 0 .889 South/West Independent
8 Georgia Tech .809 .833 .802 17.18 8.82 8 3 0 .727 SEC
9 Wisconsin .802 .716 .714 22.22 10.89 7 2 0 .778 Big Ten
10 Mississippi .800 .744 .541 25.73 6.18 9 2 0 .818 SEC
11 Auburn .797 .579 .641 25.09 7.82 8 3 0 .727 SEC
12 Arkansas .789 .519 .730 17.73 9.45 8 3 0 .727 SWC
13 Wichita State .779 .393 .288 32.50 7.90 9 1 0 .900 MVC
14 Duke .767 .745 .681 24.55 14.64 8 2 1 .773 ACC
15 Southern Methodist .757 .671 .822 18.40 13.50 6 3 1 .650 SWC
16 Denver .750 .399 .226 29.80 9.60 9 1 0 .900 Skyline
17 Rice .749 .736 .765 20.50 14.80 7 3 0 .700 SWC
18 Colorado .745 .645 .477 28.30 9.10 7 2 1 .750 Big 7
19 West Virginia .739 .636 .335 23.22 8.22 8 1 0 .889 Southern
20 Virginia Tech .738 .379 .260 22.00 8.33 8 0 1 .944 Southern
21 Baylor .735 .710 .796 22.73 15.82 7 4 0 .636 SWC
22 Army .735 .629 .470 36.11 14.11 7 2 0 .778 Northeast Independent
23 Iowa .734 .575 .849 21.33 15.67 5 4 0 .556 Big Ten
24 Southern California .733 .718 .740 21.50 13.25 8 4 0 .667 PCC
25 Purdue .727 .559 .847 18.33 14.89 5 3 1 .611 Big Ten
26 Kentucky .695 .730 .649 15.10 12.90 7 3 0 .700 SEC
27 Michigan .693 .653 .619 15.44 9.67 6 3 0 .667 Big Ten
28 Minnesota .692 .554 .546 21.67 14.11 7 2 0 .778 Big Ten
29 Texas Tech .679 .676 .349 36.70 15.70 7 2 1 .750 Border
30 California .675 .680 .716 24.90 17.70 5 5 0 .500 PCC
31 Penn State .662 .632 .332 22.89 10.22 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
32 Florida .655 .635 .885 11.50 12.80 5 5 0 .500 SEC
33 Texas Christian .647 .597 .881 16.40 15.50 4 6 0 .400 SWC
34 Boston College .647 .454 .115 21.78 8.22 8 1 0 .889 Northeast Independent
35 Texas .642 .796 .912 15.80 16.10 4 5 1 .450 SWC
36 Georgia .638 .563 .621 8.90 8.90 6 3 1 .650 SEC
37 Cincinnati .628 .263 .152 24.90 10.70 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
38 Mississippi State .622 .645 .546 19.20 12.00 6 4 0 .600 SEC
39 South Carolina .621 .609 .626 17.20 15.30 6 4 0 .600 ACC
40 Kansas State .621 .456 .443 19.10 15.40 7 3 0 .700 Big 7
41 Arizona .614 .528 .315 38.50 21.50 7 3 0 .700 Border
42 San Jose State .606 .443 .396 19.10 15.10 7 3 0 .700 South/West Independent
43 Oregon .602 .431 .494 21.80 15.90 6 4 0 .600 PCC
44 Clemson .595 .497 .640 19.30 12.10 5 5 0 .500 ACC
45 Nebraska .592 .500 .618 21.18 18.36 6 5 0 .545 Big 7
46 Boston University .586 .503 .090 28.44 10.33 7 2 0 .778 Northeast Independent
47 Texas-El Paso .583 .520 .181 26.36 17.91 8 3 0 .727 Border
48 Missouri .573 .608 .782 19.80 26.10 4 5 1 .450 Big 7
49 Oklahoma State .571 .586 .502 16.10 11.90 5 4 1 .550 MVC
50 Michigan State .564 .842 .782 19.67 16.56 3 6 0 .333 Big Ten
51 Florida State .561 .263 .314 23.08 15.83 8 4 0 .667 South/West Independent
52 Louisiana State .557 .652 .786 11.36 15.73 5 6 0 .455 SEC
53 Brown .544 .303 .140 25.00 13.33 6 2 1 .722 Northeast Independent
54 Pittsburgh .544 .547 .950 9.22 20.89 4 5 0 .444 Eastern Independent
55 Wyoming .542 .587 .350 21.50 17.10 6 4 0 .600 Skyline
56 Colgate .541 .431 .314 15.67 13.00 5 2 2 .667 Northeast Independent
57 Alabama .530 .710 .602 11.18 9.45 4 5 2 .455 SEC
58 Houston .495 .611 .583 12.50 20.30 5 5 0 .500 MVC
59 North Carolina .490 .505 .650 14.00 22.20 4 5 1 .450 ACC
60 Davidson .490 .163 .050 17.44 7.56 6 3 0 .667 Southern
61 Yale .488 .489 .289 18.78 17.11 5 3 1 .611 Northeast Independent
62 Cornell .482 .483 .275 21.56 17.00 5 4 0 .556 Northeast Independent
63 Richmond .481 .343 .189 16.67 6.00 5 4 0 .556 Southern
64 Princeton .473 .559 .181 20.22 13.78 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
65 Indiana .459 .435 .690 12.22 15.89 3 6 0 .333 Big Ten
66 William & Mary .458 .496 .454 8.20 13.70 4 4 2 .500 Southern
67 Stanford .456 .660 .665 12.30 22.90 4 6 0 .400 PCC
68 Tennessee .454 .736 .585 10.50 16.40 4 6 0 .400 SEC
69 Northwestern .439 .489 .735 11.22 15.78 2 7 0 .222 Big Ten
70 Furman .437 .487 .377 14.30 19.60 5 5 0 .500 Southern
71 Pacific .430 .527 .392 11.00 13.11 4 5 0 .444 South/West Independent
72 Wake Forest .423 .511 .650 12.90 16.50 2 7 1 .250 ACC
73 New Mexico .415 .482 .265 15.20 16.80 5 5 0 .500 Skyline
74 Washington State .414 .504 .508 14.90 22.50 4 6 0 .400 PCC
75 North Texas .409 .324 .396 15.10 17.60 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
76 Utah .406 .617 .430 15.64 19.27 4 7 0 .364 Skyline
77 Arizona State .403 .493 .263 17.80 22.80 5 5 0 .500 Border
78 Utah State .402 .473 .407 15.80 18.70 4 6 0 .400 Skyline
79 Texas A&M .402 .609 .884 9.70 17.70 1 9 0 .100 SWC
80 Virginia .397 .469 .559 12.56 18.00 3 6 0 .333 ACC
81 Harvard .397 .416 .172 13.50 12.13 4 3 1 .563 Northeast Independent
82 Virginia Military Institute .395 .435 .486 13.20 22.30 4 6 0 .400 Southern
83 Iowa State .384 .387 .522 16.78 20.22 3 6 0 .333 Big 7
84 Vanderbilt .381 .504 .611 14.89 18.78 2 7 0 .222 SEC
85 Syracuse .380 .582 .288 16.88 18.38 4 4 0 .500 Northeast Independent
86 North Carolina State .373 .289 .715 10.40 19.30 2 8 0 .200 ACC
87 Holy Cross .370 .527 .455 18.00 24.30 3 7 0 .300 Northeast Independent
88 Illinois .359 .707 .782 11.44 20.00 1 8 0 .111 Big Ten
89 Marquette .358 .579 .391 15.11 24.00 3 5 1 .389 Eastern Independent
90 Idaho .352 .296 .295 10.67 17.00 4 5 0 .444 PCC
91 Hardin-Simmons .343 .515 .249 15.30 20.40 4 6 0 .400 Border
92 Tulane .332 .494 .675 4.60 14.40 1 6 3 .250 SEC
93 Dartmouth .331 .356 .479 13.44 27.78 3 6 0 .333 Northeast Independent
94 Washington .327 .572 .675 7.80 21.50 2 8 0 .200 PCC
95 Montana .317 .308 .284 18.89 25.00 3 6 0 .333 Skyline
96 Rutgers .306 .337 .206 15.56 16.11 3 6 0 .333 Eastern Independent
97 Wild Card U .296 .263 .381 11.45 24.17 31 60 1 .342  
98 Colorado State .285 .524 .440 9.30 24.80 3 7 0 .300 Skyline
99 George Washington .278 .480 .499 10.89 19.11 1 7 1 .167 Southern
100 Detroit Mercy .263 .509 .359 11.89 17.56 2 7 0 .222 MVC
101 Drake .252 .338 .469 13.00 35.44 2 7 0 .222 South/West Independent
102 Kansas .242 .554 .895 9.30 37.70 0 10 0 .000 Big 7
103 Fordham .220 .452 .445 10.67 32.44 1 7 1 .167 Northeast Independent
104 Oregon State .219 .432 .663 6.67 32.89 1 8 0 .111 PCC
105 Tulsa .205 .539 .682 10.73 30.73 0 11 0 .000 MVC
106 Citadel .193 .291 .282 9.40 25.60 2 8 0 .200 Southern
107 Columbia .179 .397 .473 7.89 34.00 1 8 0 .111 Northeast Independent
108 Villanova .177 .544 .465 9.50 29.70 1 9 0 .100 Eastern Independent
109 Pennsylvania .176 .567 .675 8.11 34.22 0 9 0 .000 Eastern Independent
110 West Texas A&M .173 .278 .272 16.22 25.22 1 8 0 .111 Border
111 Brigham Young .161 .369 .284 10.67 20.89 1 8 0 .111 Skyline
112 New Mexico State .049 .207 .156 9.67 34.00 0 9 0 .000 Border

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SWC .675 .663 .827 37 33 2 .528 7
Big Ten .642 .619 .731 49 41 1 .544 10
SEC .606 .652 .662 65 53 6 .548 12
Big 7 .586 .574 .627 37 31 2 .543 7
ACC .561 .560 .647 37 39 4 .488 8
PCC .516 .565 .576 43 46 0 .483 9
South/West Independent .513 .404 .426 33 26 0 .559 6
Eastern Independent .504 .547 .469 48 44 2 .521 10
Southern .468 .412 .326 43 38 4 .529 9
MVC .463 .528 .483 21 28 1 .430 5
Northeast Independent .454 .463 .308 59 51 6 .534 13
Skyline .410 .470 .336 35 44 0 .443 8
Border .406 .460 .255 32 36 1 .471 7

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