1960 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1960 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .529 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.147.

The average home field advantage for this year is 1.58 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 Mississippi .916 .891 .732 25.45 6.36 10 0 1 .955 SEC
2 Missouri .851 .611 .604 26.82 8.45 10 1 0 .909 Big 8
3 Alabama .828 .649 .660 16.64 5.09 8 1 2 .818 SEC
4 New Mexico State .824 .493 .325 35.82 10.27 11 0 0 1.000 Border
5 Iowa .814 .695 .692 26.00 12.00 8 1 0 .889 Big Ten
6 Washington .811 .670 .528 24.73 9.73 10 1 0 .909 AAWU
7 Florida .807 .685 .739 14.27 7.82 9 2 0 .818 SEC
8 Arkansas .790 .733 .720 16.82 7.91 8 3 0 .727 SWC
9 Kansas .788 .592 .675 21.90 8.90 7 2 1 .750 Big 8
10 Auburn .783 .815 .704 15.50 8.00 8 2 0 .800 SEC
11 Minnesota .780 .422 .555 22.80 8.80 8 2 0 .800 Big Ten
12 Baylor .776 .585 .725 16.45 8.27 8 3 0 .727 SWC
13 Rice .767 .574 .788 15.82 6.55 7 4 0 .636 SWC
14 Wyoming .757 .711 .465 21.20 7.10 8 2 0 .800 Skyline
15 UCLA .753 .639 .589 17.50 8.40 7 2 1 .750 AAWU
16 Utah State .748 .411 .453 24.91 7.73 9 2 0 .818 Skyline
17 Navy .745 .660 .438 23.82 9.36 9 2 0 .818 Eastern Independent
18 Tennessee .743 .681 .615 20.90 7.90 6 2 2 .700 SEC
19 Texas .737 .769 .678 15.18 7.09 7 3 1 .682 SWC
20 Duke .734 .590 .665 15.73 10.36 8 3 0 .727 ACC
21 Penn State .730 .747 .619 22.80 11.30 7 3 0 .700 Eastern Independent
22 Ohio State .718 .604 .500 23.22 10.00 7 2 0 .778 Big Ten
23 Georgia Tech .718 .719 .950 11.80 9.70 5 5 0 .500 SEC
24 Syracuse .706 .824 .500 22.56 8.22 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
25 Utah .699 .522 .494 19.40 9.00 7 3 0 .700 Skyline
26 Kentucky .691 .643 .660 20.60 8.10 5 4 1 .550 SEC
27 Yale .690 .465 .067 28.11 8.11 9 0 0 1.000 Ivy
28 Louisiana State .685 .835 .684 10.50 5.00 5 4 1 .550 SEC
29 Michigan State .684 .613 .597 21.44 13.11 6 2 1 .722 Big Ten
30 Georgia .678 .730 .707 17.40 11.80 6 4 0 .600 SEC
31 Memphis .673 .300 .199 30.30 8.50 8 2 0 .800 South/West Independent
32 Iowa State .656 .543 .521 18.50 13.60 7 3 0 .700 Big 8
33 Oregon .649 .662 .479 18.73 11.82 7 3 1 .682 South/West Independent
34 Pittsburgh .648 .650 .631 13.40 7.70 4 3 3 .550 Eastern Independent
35 Arizona .646 .366 .462 23.30 15.20 7 3 0 .700 Border
36 Colorado .640 .624 .664 14.00 13.30 6 4 0 .600 Big 8
37 Army .640 .664 .431 22.20 9.50 6 3 1 .650 Eastern Independent
38 Arizona State .627 .684 .338 22.30 12.00 7 3 0 .700 Border
39 Oregon State .627 .544 .462 19.70 14.50 6 3 1 .650 South/West Independent
40 Rutgers .618 .445 .050 25.00 7.67 8 1 0 .889 Eastern Independent
41 Virginia Military Institute .614 .619 .272 21.80 13.50 7 2 1 .750 Southern
42 Michigan .611 .507 .638 14.78 9.33 5 4 0 .556 Big Ten
43 Wichita State .605 .464 .188 21.10 14.20 8 2 0 .800 MVC
44 Purdue .602 .655 .649 23.56 18.11 4 4 1 .500 Big Ten
45 Citadel .594 .483 .156 16.45 8.45 8 2 1 .773 Southern
46 Texas Christian .587 .789 .715 8.50 9.40 4 4 2 .500 SWC
47 North Carolina State .585 .416 .404 14.80 11.30 6 3 1 .650 ACC
48 Miami (Florida) .577 .605 .514 16.30 14.30 6 4 0 .600 South/West Independent
49 Princeton .572 .463 .191 25.78 14.78 7 2 0 .778 Ivy
50 Houston .567 .540 .525 14.10 15.00 6 4 0 .600 South/West Independent
51 Illinois .563 .578 .544 15.56 13.00 5 4 0 .556 Big Ten
52 Detroit Mercy .558 .463 .193 20.11 15.11 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
53 Northwestern .557 .572 .582 11.89 11.44 5 4 0 .556 Big Ten
54 Tulane .555 .528 .736 13.20 14.00 3 6 1 .350 SEC
55 Clemson .538 .745 .292 19.70 12.40 6 4 0 .600 ACC
56 Maryland .538 .568 .412 17.10 16.40 6 4 0 .600 ACC
57 Mississippi State .529 .532 .812 11.22 13.22 2 6 1 .278 SEC
58 George Washington .524 .295 .367 14.22 12.33 5 3 1 .611 Southern
59 New Mexico .516 .561 .478 23.40 18.20 5 5 0 .500 Skyline
60 Nebraska .509 .444 .743 9.50 16.40 4 6 0 .400 Big 8
61 Tulsa .509 .558 .524 16.90 23.00 5 5 0 .500 MVC
62 Virginia Tech .509 .496 .211 17.30 10.30 6 4 0 .600 Southern
63 Oklahoma .505 .817 .702 13.60 15.80 3 6 1 .350 Big 8
64 Holy Cross .504 .553 .233 17.20 11.90 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
65 Washington State .494 .619 .414 21.00 16.10 4 5 1 .450 South/West Independent
66 Wisconsin .492 .671 .579 16.44 20.33 4 5 0 .444 Big Ten
67 Southern California .490 .659 .647 9.50 15.20 4 6 0 .400 AAWU
68 Air Force .484 .608 .629 14.70 17.80 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
69 Texas Tech .478 .483 .673 14.80 18.20 3 6 1 .350 SWC
70 Oklahoma State .471 .631 .707 10.20 12.60 3 7 0 .300 Big 8
71 Montana .457 .194 .353 13.20 13.50 5 5 0 .500 Skyline
72 Texas-El Paso .443 .401 .374 16.70 17.60 4 5 1 .450 Border
73 Dartmouth .438 .537 .221 10.89 7.33 5 4 0 .556 Ivy
74 Boston College .426 .567 .458 14.40 14.80 3 6 1 .350 Eastern Independent
75 Furman .420 .304 .212 19.60 24.40 5 4 1 .550 Southern
76 San Jose State .419 .426 .218 19.44 19.56 5 4 0 .556 South/West Independent
77 Texas A&M .419 .575 .683 7.30 11.70 1 6 3 .250 SWC
78 Florida State .415 .516 .491 11.10 13.60 3 6 1 .350 South/West Independent
79 Harvard .406 .438 .205 10.00 13.22 5 4 0 .556 Ivy
80 Xavier .386 .307 .185 12.30 16.00 5 5 0 .500 Eastern Independent
81 South Carolina .382 .616 .498 11.70 18.60 3 6 1 .350 ACC
82 Vanderbilt .382 .665 .725 7.40 19.30 3 7 0 .300 SEC
83 Notre Dame .378 .663 .643 11.10 18.80 2 8 0 .200 Eastern Independent
84 North Carolina .368 .598 .443 11.70 16.10 3 7 0 .300 ACC
85 Boston University .365 .450 .296 13.00 17.20 3 5 2 .400 Eastern Independent
86 California .359 .496 .588 9.30 19.50 2 7 1 .250 AAWU
87 Denver .356 .382 .528 13.30 30.00 3 7 0 .300 Skyline
88 West Texas A&M .350 .297 .359 14.10 17.90 3 7 0 .300 Border
89 Pacific .349 .513 .332 14.00 27.80 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
90 Richmond .323 .405 .287 12.00 17.10 3 6 1 .350 Southern
91 Brigham Young .322 .417 .481 9.27 18.82 3 8 0 .273 Skyline
92 Columbia .309 .212 .320 14.00 21.22 3 6 0 .333 Ivy
93 Cincinnati .306 .525 .170 11.30 15.00 4 6 0 .400 MVC
94 Wake Forest .292 .517 .452 11.90 21.50 2 8 0 .200 ACC
95 Pennsylvania .287 .508 .292 11.56 16.56 3 6 0 .333 Ivy
96 Colorado State .285 .516 .527 9.20 24.00 2 8 0 .200 Skyline
97 Idaho .273 .332 .587 10.40 25.60 1 9 0 .100 South/West Independent
98 Southern Methodist .272 .665 .873 3.10 22.10 0 9 1 .050 SWC
99 Kansas State .270 .390 .708 7.80 31.60 1 9 0 .100 Big 8
100 Wild Card U .270 .300 .368 11.36 23.44 23 64 1 .267  
101 Davidson .268 .295 .160 11.00 15.25 3 5 0 .375 Southern
102 Colgate .264 .321 .326 17.56 29.67 2 7 0 .222 Eastern Independent
103 Marquette .263 .356 .213 11.22 22.44 3 6 0 .333 Eastern Independent
104 North Texas .259 .645 .289 11.89 23.11 2 6 1 .278 MVC
105 Indiana .257 .495 .654 7.67 27.00 1 8 0 .111 Big Ten
106 William & Mary .252 .372 .370 12.00 23.20 2 8 0 .200 Southern
107 Brown .249 .357 .213 11.11 23.56 3 6 0 .333 Ivy
108 Villanova .236 .312 .328 8.20 22.50 2 8 0 .200 Eastern Independent
109 Stanford .231 .490 .576 11.10 25.40 0 10 0 .000 AAWU
110 Cornell .214 .426 .204 8.67 18.56 2 7 0 .222 Ivy
111 West Virginia .212 .505 .583 4.00 25.90 0 8 2 .100 Southern
112 Virginia .146 .294 .426 10.30 33.20 0 10 0 .000 ACC
113 Dayton .136 .287 .182 7.40 20.20 1 9 0 .100 Eastern Independent
114 Hardin-Simmons .114 .511 .387 6.80 30.80 0 10 0 .000 Border

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SEC .693 .698 .727 70 43 9 .611 12
Big Ten .608 .581 .599 53 36 2 .593 10
SWC .603 .647 .732 38 38 8 .500 8
Big 8 .586 .581 .666 41 38 2 .519 8
AAWU .529 .591 .585 23 26 2 .471 5
Skyline .517 .464 .472 42 40 0 .512 8
South/West Independent .502 .515 .441 54 52 4 .509 11
Border .501 .459 .374 32 28 1 .533 6
Eastern Independent .475 .517 .358 75 74 7 .503 16
ACC .448 .543 .449 34 45 2 .432 8
MVC .420 .548 .293 19 19 1 .500 4
Southern .413 .419 .291 39 42 7 .483 9
Ivy .396 .426 .214 37 35 0 .514 8

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