1963 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1963 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .559 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.420.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.63 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 Texas .947 .835 .750 22.09 6.45 11 0 0 1.000 SWC
2 Mississippi .851 .904 .661 21.40 4.50 7 1 2 .800 SEC
3 Pittsburgh .849 .574 .711 23.60 13.00 9 1 0 .900 Eastern Independent
4 Memphis .837 .635 .386 19.90 5.20 9 0 1 .950 South/West Independent
5 Auburn .836 .694 .812 17.82 10.55 9 2 0 .818 SEC
6 Nebraska .834 .614 .568 24.82 10.36 10 1 0 .909 Big 8
7 Alabama .832 .881 .709 20.64 8.64 9 2 0 .818 SEC
8 Navy .819 .673 .720 29.09 15.00 9 2 0 .818 Eastern Independent
9 Illinois .812 .424 .638 17.00 9.60 8 1 1 .850 Big Ten
10 Mississippi State .811 .554 .813 16.82 8.55 7 2 2 .727 SEC
11 Oklahoma .795 .741 .667 23.60 13.70 8 2 0 .800 Big 8
12 Georgia Tech .783 .787 .741 17.30 8.90 7 3 0 .700 SEC
13 Baylor .776 .590 .791 18.64 10.91 8 3 0 .727 SWC
14 Syracuse .763 .707 .505 25.50 10.10 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
15 Michigan State .752 .665 .684 16.44 7.00 6 2 1 .722 Big Ten
16 North Carolina .750 .463 .505 17.91 9.36 9 2 0 .818 ACC
17 Penn State .735 .787 .703 16.50 11.40 7 3 0 .700 Eastern Independent
18 Rice .734 .620 .801 14.50 11.40 6 4 0 .600 SWC
19 Louisiana State .733 .877 .811 12.91 10.18 7 4 0 .636 SEC
20 North Carolina State .724 .483 .599 17.09 9.73 8 3 0 .727 ACC
21 Missouri .721 .786 .620 15.10 8.60 7 3 0 .700 Big 8
22 Southern California .714 .735 .587 20.70 11.40 7 3 0 .700 AAWU
23 Oregon .707 .660 .553 24.91 13.91 8 3 0 .727 South/West Independent
24 Florida .698 .697 .774 13.00 12.00 6 3 1 .650 SEC
25 Virginia Tech .697 .448 .389 21.60 12.60 8 2 0 .800 Southern
26 Army .691 .607 .526 17.70 9.70 7 3 0 .700 Eastern Independent
27 Utah State .690 .660 .243 31.80 9.90 8 2 0 .800 South/West Independent
28 Arizona State .689 .650 .300 27.67 13.56 8 1 0 .889 WAC
29 Arkansas .675 .780 .723 17.90 9.60 5 5 0 .500 SWC
30 Air Force .669 .485 .606 22.64 13.64 7 4 0 .636 South/West Independent
31 Northwestern .652 .657 .716 18.00 13.78 5 4 0 .556 Big Ten
32 Washington .652 .715 .733 16.64 12.82 6 5 0 .545 AAWU
33 Ohio State .641 .704 .688 12.22 11.33 5 3 1 .611 Big Ten
34 Kansas .641 .704 .651 20.70 12.20 5 5 0 .500 Big 8
35 Wichita State .637 .412 .308 25.89 13.00 7 2 0 .778 MVC
36 Dartmouth .626 .611 .306 19.44 10.44 7 2 0 .778 Ivy
37 Princeton .624 .433 .214 27.44 9.22 7 2 0 .778 Ivy
38 Southern Methodist .618 .423 .950 12.82 15.91 4 7 0 .364 SWC
39 Florida State .611 .573 .666 16.70 9.30 4 5 1 .450 South/West Independent
40 Texas Christian .609 .656 .885 13.10 16.60 4 5 1 .450 SWC
41 Clemson .606 .615 .593 18.10 14.00 5 4 1 .550 ACC
42 Bowling Green State .597 .489 .127 20.10 11.60 8 2 0 .800 MAC
43 Tennessee .588 .599 .647 16.80 12.10 5 5 0 .500 SEC
44 Oregon State .587 .676 .669 19.80 19.20 5 5 0 .500 South/West Independent
45 Duke .584 .739 .566 23.00 19.80 5 4 1 .550 ACC
46 Michigan .577 .485 .703 14.56 14.11 3 4 2 .444 Big Ten
47 Texas Tech .569 .380 .653 14.70 17.80 5 5 0 .500 SWC
48 Wisconsin .568 .725 .573 16.67 13.78 5 4 0 .556 Big Ten
49 Wyoming .557 .609 .415 19.10 15.20 6 4 0 .600 WAC
50 Georgia .555 .561 .747 13.30 15.10 4 5 1 .450 SEC
51 Yale .551 .350 .258 15.00 8.67 6 3 0 .667 Ivy
52 Cincinnati .549 .310 .321 23.80 13.80 6 4 0 .600 MVC
53 Boston College .549 .591 .325 18.67 14.44 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
54 Purdue .547 .643 .609 13.22 16.56 5 4 0 .556 Big Ten
55 California .546 .407 .678 19.50 21.30 4 5 1 .450 AAWU
56 Harvard .534 .463 .257 13.56 8.44 5 2 2 .667 Ivy
57 Kentucky .529 .575 .703 14.20 16.80 3 6 1 .350 SEC
58 Southern Mississippi .528 .263 .298 14.22 7.11 5 3 1 .611 South/West Independent
59 New Mexico .525 .572 .304 17.70 14.30 6 4 0 .600 WAC
60 Miami (Ohio) .524 .483 .320 20.80 17.80 5 3 2 .600 MAC
61 Texas A&M .523 .502 .896 9.00 15.30 2 7 1 .250 SWC
62 Utah .506 .521 .535 20.40 18.70 4 6 0 .400 WAC
63 West Virginia .506 .566 .668 15.40 20.10 4 6 0 .400 Southern
64 Minnesota .505 .731 .713 10.56 13.00 3 6 0 .333 Big Ten
65 San Jose State .502 .376 .454 18.70 19.40 5 5 0 .500 South/West Independent
66 Iowa .501 .620 .521 15.75 14.00 3 3 2 .500 Big Ten
67 Ohio .498 .503 .206 13.50 10.30 6 4 0 .600 MAC
68 Iowa State .496 .576 .570 14.33 15.89 4 5 0 .444 Big 8
69 Furman .495 .379 .111 21.30 19.80 7 3 0 .700 Southern
70 Xavier .490 .460 .249 15.80 10.90 5 4 1 .550 Eastern Independent
71 Idaho .490 .283 .359 20.67 16.44 5 4 0 .556 South/West Independent
72 Miami (Florida) .488 .678 .765 11.60 17.40 3 7 0 .300 South/West Independent
73 Indiana .476 .424 .684 16.78 20.89 3 6 0 .333 Big Ten
74 Tulsa .472 .468 .379 21.40 24.10 5 5 0 .500 MVC
75 Arizona .470 .551 .429 13.60 16.60 5 5 0 .500 WAC
76 Buffalo .457 .377 .138 13.33 9.44 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
77 Houston .453 .628 .834 14.90 20.80 2 8 0 .200 South/West Independent
78 Notre Dame .443 .604 .761 12.00 17.67 2 7 0 .222 Eastern Independent
79 Cornell .442 .324 .272 16.89 18.33 5 4 0 .556 Ivy
80 Columbia .438 .355 .299 21.11 18.33 4 4 1 .500 Ivy
81 Stanford .432 .473 .601 15.40 19.90 3 7 0 .300 AAWU
82 Marshall .431 .308 .177 13.90 13.90 5 4 1 .550 MAC
83 Maryland .427 .611 .618 14.80 20.10 3 7 0 .300 ACC
84 Washington State .424 .556 .633 9.50 16.00 3 6 1 .350 AAWU
85 West Texas A&M .416 .564 .233 19.22 16.67 4 4 1 .500 South/West Independent
86 UCLA .415 .577 .844 9.60 21.90 2 8 0 .200 AAWU
87 Virginia Military Institute .406 .551 .307 14.00 13.40 3 5 2 .400 Southern
88 William & Mary .402 .355 .346 15.30 17.10 4 6 0 .400 Southern
89 Brown .375 .188 .374 19.63 21.00 3 5 0 .375 Ivy
90 Richmond .362 .430 .425 11.50 20.20 3 6 1 .350 Southern
91 Oklahoma State .362 .509 .809 11.89 28.89 1 8 0 .111 Big 8
92 New Mexico State .361 .486 .307 15.80 20.90 3 6 1 .350 South/West Independent
93 Villanova .354 .540 .118 12.22 17.22 5 4 0 .556 Eastern Independent
94 Colorado .345 .507 .719 10.00 24.50 2 8 0 .200 Big 8
95 Virginia .344 .391 .559 7.60 16.90 2 7 1 .250 ACC
96 Vanderbilt .326 .374 .615 7.30 14.60 1 7 2 .200 SEC
97 Texas-El Paso .323 .379 .370 9.80 14.20 3 7 0 .300 South/West Independent
98 Kansas State .323 .258 .618 10.11 24.67 2 7 0 .222 Big 8
99 Kent .320 .315 .206 11.89 13.56 3 5 1 .389 MAC
100 Holy Cross .311 .571 .388 8.56 17.11 2 6 1 .278 Eastern Independent
101 North Texas .310 .460 .341 12.11 21.67 3 6 0 .333 MVC
102 Detroit Mercy .304 .353 .389 12.89 24.56 2 6 1 .278 Eastern Independent
103 Citadel .299 .418 .114 14.60 19.20 4 6 0 .400 Southern
104 Tulane .296 .353 .829 4.30 19.10 1 8 1 .150 SEC
105 Colorado State .292 .240 .404 11.80 29.90 3 7 0 .300 South/West Independent
106 Pennsylvania .289 .253 .318 10.78 21.00 3 6 0 .333 Ivy
107 South Carolina .286 .508 .537 10.40 17.00 1 8 1 .150 ACC
108 Louisville .282 .411 .300 11.80 21.30 3 7 0 .300 MVC
109 Wild Card U .280 .263 .268 11.72 20.54 25 45 2 .361  
110 Colgate .269 .318 .178 9.38 18.38 3 4 1 .438 Eastern Independent
111 Dayton .258 .241 .367 11.00 19.90 1 7 2 .200 MVC
112 George Washington .257 .374 .275 14.89 19.67 2 7 0 .222 Southern
113 Rutgers .252 .476 .105 16.11 16.44 3 6 0 .333 Eastern Independent
114 Western Michigan .232 .407 .279 12.33 22.33 2 7 0 .222 MAC
115 Toledo .230 .318 .199 13.11 19.56 2 7 0 .222 MAC
116 Brigham Young .209 .398 .310 9.10 22.20 2 8 0 .200 WAC
117 Wake Forest .191 .302 .643 3.70 31.80 1 9 0 .100 ACC
118 Pacific .186 .404 .188 9.90 27.50 2 8 0 .200 South/West Independent
119 Davidson .156 .300 .075 8.63 18.13 1 5 2 .250 Southern
120 Boston University .143 .338 .189 5.38 20.25 1 6 1 .188 Eastern Independent
121 Lehigh .084 .263 .050 9.22 24.33 1 8 0 .111 Eastern Independent

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SWC .681 .598 .806 45 36 2 .554 8
SEC .653 .655 .738 66 48 10 .573 12
Big Ten .603 .608 .653 46 37 7 .550 10
Big 8 .565 .587 .653 39 39 0 .500 8
AAWU .531 .577 .679 25 34 2 .426 6
South/West Independent .509 .499 .458 76 78 5 .494 16
WAC .493 .550 .382 31 28 0 .525 6
ACC .489 .514 .578 34 44 4 .439 8
Ivy .485 .372 .287 40 28 3 .585 8
Eastern Independent .470 .515 .378 75 68 6 .523 16
MVC .418 .384 .336 25 31 2 .448 6
MAC .405 .403 .216 31 32 4 .493 7
Southern .398 .425 .301 36 46 5 .443 9

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