1964 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1964 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .559 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.109.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.21 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 Arkansas .946 .727 .788 21.00 5.82 11 0 0 1.000 SWC
2 Alabama .923 .856 .916 22.73 8.00 10 1 0 .909 SEC
3 Texas .904 .891 .799 20.00 7.36 10 1 0 .909 SWC
4 Notre Dame .887 .524 .727 28.70 7.70 9 1 0 .900 Eastern Independent
5 Michigan .886 .531 .760 23.50 8.30 9 1 0 .900 Big Ten
6 Florida State .882 .592 .811 23.91 7.73 9 1 1 .864 South/West Independent
7 Utah .859 .514 .779 21.27 6.18 9 2 0 .818 WAC
8 Nebraska .839 .724 .715 23.27 7.73 9 2 0 .818 Big 8
9 Princeton .825 .529 .456 24.00 5.89 9 0 0 1.000 Ivy
10 Florida .812 .698 .854 18.10 9.80 7 3 0 .700 SEC
11 Louisiana State .804 .805 .832 11.64 8.09 8 2 1 .773 SEC
12 Tulsa .798 .470 .544 36.18 12.73 9 2 0 .818 MVC
13 Georgia .788 .558 .918 11.82 8.91 7 3 1 .682 SEC
14 Oregon .781 .684 .760 17.00 10.70 7 2 1 .750 AAWU
15 Bowling Green State .761 .543 .356 27.50 8.70 9 1 0 .900 MAC
16 New Mexico .759 .549 .601 16.82 8.18 9 2 0 .818 WAC
17 Southern California .757 .725 .792 20.70 13.00 7 3 0 .700 AAWU
18 Wyoming .751 .583 .788 18.10 11.70 6 2 2 .700 WAC
19 Syracuse .751 .735 .854 24.00 14.27 7 4 0 .636 Eastern Independent
20 Oregon State .751 .631 .829 13.55 11.27 8 3 0 .727 AAWU
21 Cincinnati .737 .430 .530 21.10 9.90 8 2 0 .800 MVC
22 Missouri .732 .754 .760 14.20 8.80 6 3 1 .650 Big 8
23 Penn State .729 .761 .794 18.90 11.10 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
24 Ohio State .727 .673 .630 16.22 8.44 7 2 0 .778 Big Ten
25 Oklahoma .726 .768 .888 18.82 15.45 6 4 1 .591 Big 8
26 Arizona State .726 .670 .524 23.00 12.50 8 2 0 .800 WAC
27 Georgia Tech .724 .785 .700 12.10 7.90 7 3 0 .700 South/West Independent
28 Purdue .712 .595 .775 18.67 16.22 6 3 0 .667 Big Ten
29 Illinois .706 .618 .751 15.78 11.11 6 3 0 .667 Big Ten
30 Washington .701 .683 .810 13.90 11.00 6 4 0 .600 AAWU
31 Utah State .699 .675 .745 29.40 13.60 5 4 1 .550 South/West Independent
32 Arizona .696 .511 .677 14.70 7.60 6 3 1 .650 WAC
33 Auburn .686 .765 .729 12.30 9.10 6 4 0 .600 SEC
34 Kansas .666 .672 .782 13.60 14.60 6 4 0 .600 Big 8
35 Mississippi .660 .877 .746 19.73 11.55 5 5 1 .500 SEC
36 Colgate .660 .294 .415 15.00 5.78 7 2 0 .778 Eastern Independent
37 Baylor .659 .683 .841 16.20 17.60 5 5 0 .500 SWC
38 Texas Tech .654 .474 .774 15.09 10.91 6 4 1 .591 SWC
39 Miami (Ohio) .653 .504 .570 20.90 14.20 6 3 1 .650 MAC
40 Stanford .653 .453 .838 15.00 13.80 5 5 0 .500 AAWU
41 Kentucky .641 .552 .872 15.00 19.40 5 5 0 .500 SEC
42 Boston College .641 .570 .642 12.44 12.22 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
43 Air Force .633 .577 .916 10.60 14.60 4 5 1 .450 South/West Independent
44 Virginia Tech .632 .573 .578 22.40 17.80 6 4 0 .600 Southern
45 Minnesota .630 .618 .738 15.11 14.56 5 4 0 .556 Big Ten
46 Oklahoma State .630 .435 .809 16.50 19.20 4 6 0 .400 Big 8
47 West Virginia .624 .536 .717 14.73 19.18 7 4 0 .636 Southern
48 North Carolina .615 .607 .703 17.80 13.50 5 5 0 .500 ACC
49 Mississippi State .613 .682 .861 15.50 14.30 4 6 0 .400 SEC
50 Michigan State .613 .709 .846 15.11 15.67 4 5 0 .444 Big Ten
51 Rice .605 .677 .827 11.70 11.10 4 5 1 .450 SWC
52 Maryland .601 .519 .669 16.40 12.60 5 5 0 .500 ACC
53 Villanova .592 .447 .289 24.13 5.88 6 2 0 .750 Eastern Independent
54 Pittsburgh .584 .712 .781 15.20 15.40 3 5 2 .400 Eastern Independent
55 North Carolina State .583 .604 .816 11.90 19.40 5 5 0 .500 ACC
56 Tennessee .581 .594 .825 8.00 12.10 4 5 1 .450 SEC
57 Dartmouth .581 .619 .396 26.11 15.00 6 3 0 .667 Ivy
58 Yale .579 .450 .333 21.67 13.33 6 2 1 .722 Ivy
59 UCLA .576 .496 .945 14.50 23.60 4 6 0 .400 AAWU
60 Marshall .576 .370 .336 12.00 9.30 7 3 0 .700 MAC
61 Wake Forest .567 .247 .672 17.20 17.80 5 5 0 .500 ACC
62 Idaho .566 .387 .789 14.40 14.30 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
63 Ohio .566 .500 .501 12.20 9.90 5 4 1 .550 MAC
64 Miami (Florida) .564 .583 .692 14.70 13.30 4 5 1 .450 South/West Independent
65 Duke .562 .661 .677 14.80 13.50 4 5 1 .450 ACC
66 Southern Mississippi .556 .396 .470 15.89 16.00 6 3 0 .667 South/West Independent
67 Texas Christian .540 .633 .842 9.40 16.90 4 6 0 .400 SWC
68 Memphis .540 .736 .439 19.22 11.44 5 4 0 .556 South/West Independent
69 Navy .538 .746 .859 14.00 18.50 3 6 1 .350 Eastern Independent
70 Iowa .537 .561 .834 18.89 23.22 3 6 0 .333 Big Ten
71 New Mexico State .532 .423 .425 13.10 17.10 6 4 0 .600 South/West Independent
72 Harvard .526 .498 .347 14.56 13.67 6 3 0 .667 Ivy
73 California .526 .477 .842 15.20 18.70 3 7 0 .300 AAWU
74 Rutgers .518 .364 .240 16.56 12.78 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
75 South Carolina .518 .397 .790 9.50 17.60 3 5 2 .400 ACC
76 Vanderbilt .516 .350 .821 7.90 12.20 3 6 1 .350 SEC
77 George Washington .514 .315 .437 16.22 13.67 5 4 0 .556 Southern
78 Washington State .509 .490 .762 16.50 20.80 3 6 1 .350 AAWU
79 Brigham Young .508 .303 .695 17.30 21.00 3 6 1 .350 WAC
80 Army .508 .649 .647 11.80 14.30 4 6 0 .400 Eastern Independent
81 Colorado State .507 .266 .694 10.09 18.09 5 6 0 .455 South/West Independent
82 Tulane .501 .325 .853 7.90 14.70 3 7 0 .300 SEC
83 Cornell .490 .383 .542 21.78 15.44 3 5 1 .389 Ivy
84 Northwestern .485 .655 .819 10.56 18.22 3 6 0 .333 Big Ten
85 Virginia .481 .368 .510 16.30 21.40 5 5 0 .500 ACC
86 Brown .479 .281 .396 13.22 13.00 5 4 0 .556 Ivy
87 Wichita State .477 .524 .675 11.20 19.70 4 6 0 .400 MVC
88 Houston .476 .541 .757 12.78 19.33 2 6 1 .278 South/West Independent
89 Indiana .473 .450 .770 17.11 20.89 2 7 0 .222 Big Ten
90 Xavier .462 .475 .533 13.80 21.00 4 5 1 .450 Eastern Independent
91 Colorado .457 .426 .851 10.10 15.60 2 8 0 .200 Big 8
92 Holy Cross .454 .441 .365 14.60 15.30 5 5 0 .500 Eastern Independent
93 Clemson .454 .610 .675 10.50 13.50 3 7 0 .300 ACC
94 Wisconsin .450 .647 .754 10.89 21.11 3 6 0 .333 Big Ten
95 Buffalo .437 .417 .237 18.44 10.78 4 4 1 .500 Eastern Independent
96 Texas A&M .436 .512 .917 8.80 16.20 1 9 0 .100 SWC
97 Kansas State .434 .291 .820 6.40 18.60 3 7 0 .300 Big 8
98 San Jose State .420 .439 .397 15.10 14.50 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
99 William & Mary .408 .378 .433 13.80 19.40 4 6 0 .400 Southern
100 Detroit Mercy .395 .329 .533 12.70 15.80 3 7 0 .300 Eastern Independent
101 Columbia .395 .396 .559 16.11 21.56 2 6 1 .278 Ivy
102 Kent .387 .318 .414 9.67 13.44 3 5 1 .389 MAC
103 West Texas A&M .376 .490 .413 11.20 22.50 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
104 Citadel .375 .359 .278 12.80 12.20 4 6 0 .400 Southern
105 Iowa State .370 .536 .752 7.20 15.50 1 8 1 .150 Big 8
106 Dayton .361 .250 .461 12.90 18.50 3 7 0 .300 MVC
107 Toledo .349 .274 .598 12.70 21.80 2 8 0 .200 MAC
108 Western Michigan .334 .319 .455 8.56 20.56 3 6 0 .333 MAC
109 Southern Methodist .333 .520 .835 5.50 17.70 1 9 0 .100 SWC
110 Wild Card U .307 .272 .368 12.07 19.01 27 53 1 .340  
111 Richmond .302 .396 .292 14.70 22.40 3 7 0 .300 Southern
112 Texas-El Paso .297 .351 .731 6.40 21.70 0 8 2 .100 South/West Independent
113 North Texas .297 .385 .433 7.80 17.20 2 7 1 .250 MVC
114 Furman .249 .437 .187 11.50 21.20 3 7 0 .300 Southern
115 Virginia Military Institute .231 .478 .417 12.30 20.00 1 9 0 .100 Southern
116 Boston University .216 .240 .302 8.56 23.56 2 7 0 .222 Eastern Independent
117 Davidson .208 .228 .050 10.11 16.89 3 6 0 .333 Southern
118 Pennsylvania .193 .271 .496 5.33 24.67 1 8 0 .111 Ivy
119 Louisville .187 .346 .386 7.00 21.70 1 9 0 .100 MVC
120 Lehigh .149 .174 .247 5.22 25.78 1 7 1 .167 Eastern Independent
121 Pacific .136 .295 .308 6.80 30.40 1 9 0 .100 South/West Independent

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
WAC .716 .521 .678 41 17 4 .694 6
SEC .684 .642 .839 62 47 5 .566 11
AAWU .657 .580 .822 43 36 2 .543 8
SWC .635 .640 .828 42 39 2 .518 8
Big Ten .622 .606 .768 48 43 0 .527 10
Big 8 .607 .576 .797 37 42 3 .470 8
ACC .548 .502 .689 35 42 3 .456 8
Eastern Independent .532 .492 .529 76 71 6 .516 16
South/West Independent .527 .502 .619 66 76 7 .466 15
MAC .518 .404 .461 35 30 3 .537 7
Ivy .509 .428 .441 38 31 3 .549 8
MVC .476 .401 .505 27 33 1 .451 6
Southern .394 .411 .376 36 53 0 .404 9

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