1957 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1957 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .529 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.063.

The average home field advantage for this year is 1.71 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 Auburn .937 .735 .600 20.70 2.80 10 0 0 1.000 SEC
2 Oklahoma .871 .896 .698 30.27 8.09 10 1 0 .909 Big 7
3 Mississippi .869 .803 .724 24.64 5.36 9 1 1 .864 SEC
4 Navy .860 .669 .702 25.55 6.45 9 1 1 .864 Eastern Independent
5 Ohio State .813 .705 .546 26.70 9.20 9 1 0 .900 Big Ten
6 Tennessee .812 .780 .859 14.91 6.82 8 3 0 .727 SEC
7 Texas A&M .804 .778 .800 14.36 4.55 8 3 0 .727 SWC
8 North Carolina State .801 .382 .657 15.50 6.70 7 1 2 .800 ACC
9 Arizona State .785 .685 .121 39.70 6.60 10 0 0 1.000 Border
10 Michigan State .782 .763 .488 29.33 8.33 8 1 0 .889 Big Ten
11 Rice .766 .575 .950 15.91 11.00 7 4 0 .636 SWC
12 Notre Dame .764 .606 .759 20.00 13.60 7 3 0 .700 Eastern Independent
13 Duke .758 .709 .916 16.55 12.27 6 3 2 .636 ACC
14 Virginia Military Institute .740 .336 .278 20.10 10.10 9 0 1 .950 Southern
15 Iowa .739 .722 .501 29.22 12.44 7 1 1 .833 Big Ten
16 Clemson .739 .656 .619 21.60 7.80 7 3 0 .700 ACC
17 UCLA .736 .780 .524 19.00 9.00 8 2 0 .800 PCC
18 Mississippi State .731 .587 .641 19.44 11.11 6 2 1 .722 SEC
19 Oregon State .719 .602 .522 20.30 12.90 8 2 0 .800 PCC
20 Florida .717 .685 .678 14.78 7.78 6 2 1 .722 SEC
21 Texas .710 .549 .868 14.45 13.55 6 4 1 .591 SWC
22 North Carolina .701 .402 .843 14.20 12.90 6 4 0 .600 ACC
23 Arkansas .696 .657 .746 18.70 13.40 6 4 0 .600 SWC
24 Army .677 .621 .497 27.89 14.33 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
25 Oregon .673 .615 .622 14.55 8.82 7 4 0 .636 PCC
26 West Virginia .672 .662 .449 17.90 11.80 7 2 1 .750 Southern
27 Wisconsin .661 .523 .582 26.00 13.56 6 3 0 .667 Big Ten
28 Vanderbilt .645 .582 .706 11.30 10.80 5 3 2 .600 SEC
29 Colorado .633 .702 .417 25.00 13.70 6 3 1 .650 Big 7
30 Maryland .629 .644 .856 11.90 14.40 5 5 0 .500 ACC
31 Texas Christian .627 .770 .701 13.40 10.10 5 4 1 .550 SWC
32 Washington State .627 .415 .601 19.30 16.10 6 4 0 .600 PCC
33 Dartmouth .624 .411 .192 18.11 8.56 7 1 1 .833 Ivy
34 Louisiana State .621 .561 .675 15.90 11.00 5 5 0 .500 SEC
35 Oklahoma State .616 .461 .495 18.20 12.90 6 3 1 .650 South/West Independent
36 Stanford .616 .606 .530 22.70 15.80 6 4 0 .600 PCC
37 Georgia Tech .608 .892 .743 7.50 7.10 4 4 2 .500 SEC
38 Penn State .607 .645 .498 18.56 15.00 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
39 Miami (Florida) .605 .774 .626 16.10 10.30 5 4 1 .550 South/West Independent
40 Houston .602 .671 .651 11.30 14.10 5 4 1 .550 MVC
41 Boston College .589 .480 .333 17.56 14.33 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
42 South Carolina .588 .569 .620 20.20 14.70 5 5 0 .500 ACC
43 Southern Methodist .586 .604 .824 12.70 17.50 4 5 1 .450 SWC
44 Missouri .583 .489 .621 14.90 15.70 5 4 1 .550 Big 7
45 Purdue .582 .571 .535 19.78 12.67 5 4 0 .556 Big Ten
46 Michigan .578 .720 .480 20.78 16.33 5 3 1 .611 Big Ten
47 Holy Cross .572 .477 .431 21.22 14.44 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
48 Princeton .572 .545 .124 22.89 10.56 7 2 0 .778 Ivy
49 Kansas .549 .425 .687 11.50 23.00 5 4 1 .550 Big 7
50 Utah .548 .545 .285 26.20 13.60 6 4 0 .600 Skyline
51 Yale .544 .584 .112 23.56 9.78 6 2 1 .722 Ivy
52 Illinois .543 .520 .615 18.56 14.78 4 5 0 .444 Big Ten
53 Syracuse .540 .651 .381 20.33 12.22 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
54 Pittsburgh .535 .713 .721 13.40 15.70 4 6 0 .400 Eastern Independent
55 Drake .528 .272 .055 20.56 12.44 7 2 0 .778 South/West Independent
56 West Texas A&M .524 .529 .124 20.40 14.90 7 3 0 .700 Border
57 Idaho .513 .394 .487 15.56 12.00 4 4 1 .500 PCC
58 Iowa State .506 .297 .511 14.20 16.00 4 5 1 .450 Big 7
59 William & Mary .505 .288 .638 11.10 13.80 4 6 0 .400 Southern
60 Dayton .501 .296 .192 20.10 17.50 6 3 1 .650 Eastern Independent
61 Hardin-Simmons .500 .483 .435 21.10 24.00 5 5 0 .500 Border
62 Pacific .499 .540 .314 14.50 12.70 5 3 2 .600 South/West Independent
63 Texas-El Paso .496 .697 .228 22.44 18.67 6 3 0 .667 Border
64 Virginia .494 .343 .769 11.70 17.10 3 6 1 .350 ACC
65 Kentucky .494 .698 .775 12.80 12.70 3 7 0 .300 SEC
66 Minnesota .493 .635 .528 22.33 20.89 4 5 0 .444 Big Ten
67 Georgia .487 .521 .797 9.30 15.00 3 7 0 .300 SEC
68 Detroit Mercy .485 .330 .093 19.89 10.89 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
69 Baylor .483 .765 .727 8.00 12.50 3 6 1 .350 SWC
70 Washington .478 .572 .713 12.00 21.20 3 6 1 .350 PCC
71 Boston University .475 .350 .279 24.50 17.63 5 3 0 .625 Eastern Independent
72 Kansas State .459 .431 .634 12.40 16.60 3 6 1 .350 Big 7
73 Denver .450 .553 .167 15.00 15.50 6 4 0 .600 Skyline
74 Wyoming .448 .690 .210 13.90 13.50 4 3 3 .550 Skyline
75 Citadel .445 .302 .240 11.10 13.50 5 4 1 .550 Southern
76 Brigham Young .441 .254 .126 13.40 13.80 5 3 2 .600 Skyline
77 Cincinnati .429 .352 .124 13.00 10.10 5 4 1 .550 MVC
78 Davidson .424 .394 .146 17.25 13.25 5 3 0 .625 Southern
79 Virginia Tech .422 .606 .487 11.40 14.80 4 6 0 .400 Southern
80 Florida State .422 .491 .411 13.60 16.50 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
81 North Texas .419 .534 .163 19.10 15.00 5 5 0 .500 MVC
82 Tulsa .411 .483 .382 11.00 14.50 4 6 0 .400 MVC
83 Brown .409 .383 .158 17.11 13.89 5 4 0 .556 Ivy
84 California .400 .529 .803 10.90 17.60 1 9 0 .100 PCC
85 Alabama .383 .412 .736 6.90 17.30 2 7 1 .250 SEC
86 Rutgers .381 .243 .065 20.11 14.78 5 4 0 .556 Eastern Independent
87 Richmond .379 .406 .298 15.70 17.70 4 6 0 .400 Southern
88 Tulane .360 .578 .637 9.10 19.50 2 8 0 .200 SEC
89 Pennsylvania .357 .292 .311 13.44 15.33 3 6 0 .333 Ivy
90 Villanova .344 .407 .279 12.11 10.67 3 6 0 .333 Eastern Independent
91 George Washington .333 .570 .493 9.44 17.56 2 7 0 .222 Southern
92 Air Force .330 .285 .297 12.50 18.40 3 6 1 .350 South/West Independent
93 Texas Tech .329 .575 .554 12.00 19.00 2 8 0 .200 South/West Independent
94 Southern California .326 .726 .731 8.60 20.40 1 9 0 .100 PCC
95 San Jose State .324 .403 .368 12.30 19.60 3 7 0 .300 South/West Independent
96 New Mexico .316 .361 .094 14.00 14.40 4 6 0 .400 Skyline
97 Colgate .310 .494 .420 9.33 27.89 3 6 0 .333 Eastern Independent
98 Cornell .307 .314 .252 11.11 17.67 3 6 0 .333 Ivy
99 Nebraska .282 .476 .672 6.70 24.30 1 9 0 .100 Big 7
100 New Mexico State .278 .208 .212 15.70 21.50 3 7 0 .300 Border
101 Wake Forest .277 .456 .835 6.40 22.50 0 10 0 .000 ACC
102 Utah State .276 .470 .299 15.30 25.50 2 7 1 .250 Skyline
103 Furman .268 .293 .262 8.40 23.60 3 7 0 .300 Southern
104 Wild Card U .267 .285 .368 10.76 24.29 21 65 1 .247  
105 Colorado State .266 .423 .229 10.90 22.40 3 7 0 .300 Skyline
106 Harvard .255 .298 .188 9.75 22.50 3 5 0 .375 Ivy
107 Indiana .246 .403 .713 5.22 34.11 1 8 0 .111 Big Ten
108 Arizona .241 .517 .392 12.50 29.90 1 8 1 .150 Border
109 Northwestern .239 .423 .774 6.33 30.11 0 9 0 .000 Big Ten
110 Montana .225 .253 .216 13.56 22.33 2 7 0 .222 Skyline
111 Wichita State .214 .495 .510 6.60 25.00 1 9 0 .100 MVC
112 Marquette .166 .237 .489 6.80 23.70 0 10 0 .000 Eastern Independent
113 Columbia .130 .236 .243 6.00 23.78 1 8 0 .111 Ivy

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SWC .668 .671 .802 39 30 4 .562 7
SEC .639 .653 .714 63 49 8 .558 12
ACC .623 .520 .765 39 37 5 .512 8
Big Ten .568 .599 .576 49 40 2 .549 10
PCC .565 .582 .615 44 44 2 .500 9
Big 7 .555 .531 .606 34 32 5 .514 7
Eastern Independent .521 .481 .409 78 58 4 .571 15
Border .470 .520 .252 32 26 1 .551 6
Southern .466 .429 .366 43 41 3 .511 9
South/West Independent .457 .475 .390 35 39 5 .475 8
MVC .415 .507 .366 20 28 2 .420 5
Ivy .400 .383 .197 35 34 2 .507 8
Skyline .371 .444 .203 32 41 6 .443 8

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