1968 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1968 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .543 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.530.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.42 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 Penn State .899 .717 .570 32.18 10.91 11 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
2 Ohio State .888 .564 .586 32.30 15.00 10 0 0 1.000 Big Ten
3 Texas .868 .719 .794 34.45 18.00 9 1 1 .864 SWC
4 Georgia .866 .762 .834 25.82 10.36 8 1 2 .818 SEC
5 Arkansas .859 .663 .671 31.82 17.18 10 1 0 .909 SWC
6 Southern California .834 .829 .758 23.55 15.27 9 1 1 .864 Pac 8
7 Kansas .812 .534 .644 35.82 17.27 9 2 0 .818 Big 8
8 Tennessee .812 .790 .791 23.73 13.27 8 2 1 .773 SEC
9 Missouri .794 .695 .736 28.00 12.36 8 3 0 .727 Big 8
10 Houston .787 .709 .655 42.50 15.40 6 2 2 .700 South/West Independent
11 Oklahoma .770 .737 .858 31.18 20.45 7 4 0 .636 Big 8
12 Southern Methodist .770 .522 .849 28.27 24.82 8 3 0 .727 SWC
13 Purdue .767 .787 .620 29.10 16.70 8 2 0 .800 Big Ten
14 Alabama .760 .855 .760 16.73 12.64 8 3 0 .727 SEC
15 Auburn .749 .639 .800 23.36 14.45 7 4 0 .636 SEC
16 Notre Dame .739 .830 .496 37.60 17.00 7 2 1 .750 Eastern Independent
17 Ohio .730 .532 .267 38.00 20.73 10 1 0 .909 MAC
18 Army .730 .654 .566 27.00 13.70 7 3 0 .700 Eastern Independent
19 Oregon State .727 .703 .621 28.50 17.90 7 3 0 .700 Pac 8
20 Michigan .727 .560 .474 27.70 15.50 8 2 0 .800 Big Ten
21 California .727 .529 .613 22.09 10.36 7 3 1 .682 Pac 8
22 Florida State .715 .735 .605 28.00 19.18 8 3 0 .727 South/West Independent
23 Stanford .700 .576 .604 26.80 16.20 6 3 1 .650 Pac 8
24 Mississippi .700 .746 .745 19.27 17.91 7 3 1 .682 SEC
25 Yale .681 .531 .175 35.22 16.33 8 0 1 .944 Ivy
26 Harvard .678 .554 .144 26.22 10.00 8 0 1 .944 Ivy
27 Virginia Tech .674 .661 .617 21.82 15.00 7 4 0 .636 South/West Independent
28 Arizona State .672 .659 .235 41.40 16.30 8 2 0 .800 WAC
29 West Virginia .668 .557 .454 20.70 14.10 7 3 0 .700 Southern
30 North Texas .667 .609 .293 29.70 18.40 8 2 0 .800 MVC
31 Louisiana State .667 .744 .512 20.09 15.55 8 3 0 .727 SEC
32 Miami (Ohio) .652 .668 .332 24.00 9.90 7 3 0 .700 MAC
33 Memphis .651 .648 .597 25.80 17.00 6 4 0 .600 MVC
34 Air Force .649 .473 .417 25.10 15.60 7 3 0 .700 South/West Independent
35 Arizona .649 .459 .449 16.91 13.55 8 3 0 .727 WAC
36 Wyoming .645 .787 .385 24.20 11.80 7 3 0 .700 WAC
37 Nebraska .642 .731 .715 15.50 16.10 6 4 0 .600 Big 8
38 Minnesota .639 .626 .620 20.70 19.00 6 4 0 .600 Big Ten
39 Florida .633 .720 .629 15.10 17.50 6 3 1 .650 SEC
40 Richmond .622 .370 .301 26.36 15.55 8 3 0 .727 Southern
41 Indiana .620 .576 .640 25.00 26.20 6 4 0 .600 Big Ten
42 West Texas A&M .619 .583 .154 29.90 16.30 8 2 0 .800 South/West Independent
43 Michigan State .619 .681 .653 20.20 15.10 5 5 0 .500 Big Ten
44 Miami (Florida) .618 .724 .725 16.10 13.10 5 5 0 .500 South/West Independent
45 North Carolina State .611 .700 .569 20.50 18.50 6 4 0 .600 ACC
46 Texas Tech .608 .579 .561 25.50 24.10 5 3 2 .600 SWC
47 Syracuse .601 .733 .447 25.20 15.40 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
48 Vanderbilt .593 .408 .575 16.30 14.70 5 4 1 .550 SEC
49 Rutgers .588 .364 .138 27.60 18.20 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
50 Iowa .585 .367 .614 32.20 28.90 5 5 0 .500 Big Ten
51 Virginia .582 .490 .292 32.80 22.20 7 3 0 .700 ACC
52 Kansas State .567 .279 .764 19.40 24.70 4 6 0 .400 Big 8
53 Utah State .563 .635 .175 24.70 14.20 7 3 0 .700 South/West Independent
54 Bowling Green State .561 .575 .239 26.70 14.70 6 3 1 .650 MAC
55 Colorado .559 .690 .778 22.00 24.40 4 6 0 .400 Big 8
56 Cincinnati .547 .431 .503 30.00 32.70 5 4 1 .550 MVC
57 Toledo .546 .595 .382 23.00 15.60 5 4 1 .550 MAC
58 Kentucky .544 .511 .950 14.10 20.60 3 7 0 .300 SEC
59 Clemson .543 .613 .603 18.40 17.90 4 5 1 .450 ACC
60 Boston College .541 .480 .344 28.11 21.78 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
61 Texas A&M .538 .617 .724 19.60 18.40 3 7 0 .300 SWC
62 Pennsylvania .532 .287 .177 18.33 14.56 7 2 0 .778 Ivy
63 South Carolina .521 .469 .619 21.40 22.30 4 6 0 .400 ACC
64 Oklahoma State .520 .525 .937 16.10 28.80 3 7 0 .300 Big 8
65 Villanova .517 .418 .251 24.20 18.20 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
66 Tampa .515 .272 .101 20.90 16.20 7 3 0 .700 South/West Independent
67 Oregon .512 .452 .719 13.20 20.10 4 6 0 .400 Pac 8
68 Pacific .504 .317 .301 17.90 15.80 6 4 0 .600 South/West Independent
69 UCLA .496 .784 .797 19.70 24.60 3 7 0 .300 Pac 8
70 Xavier .493 .526 .290 19.70 20.40 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
71 Baylor .489 .477 .784 20.60 32.20 3 7 0 .300 SWC
72 Buffalo .484 .494 .106 18.50 18.30 7 3 0 .700 Eastern Independent
73 Texas Christian .484 .469 .737 17.60 21.50 3 7 0 .300 SWC
74 Washington .476 .613 .536 15.40 17.70 3 5 2 .400 Pac 8
75 Dayton .469 .531 .296 22.20 16.50 5 5 0 .500 Eastern Independent
76 Georgia Tech .466 .649 .643 15.80 26.30 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
77 Washington State .454 .436 .528 18.90 18.80 3 6 1 .350 Pac 8
78 Duke .449 .535 .525 21.40 28.70 4 6 0 .400 ACC
79 Iowa State .444 .382 .693 17.80 26.30 3 7 0 .300 Big 8
80 Princeton .444 .564 .323 25.33 16.33 4 5 0 .444 Ivy
81 Southern Mississippi .442 .566 .419 22.80 23.10 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
82 Wake Forest .433 .436 .596 21.20 22.80 2 7 1 .250 ACC
83 Colgate .413 .399 .205 20.80 22.00 5 5 0 .500 Eastern Independent
84 Idaho .412 .359 .280 24.60 30.10 5 5 0 .500 South/West Independent
85 Texas-El Paso .409 .666 .261 23.20 22.50 4 5 1 .450 WAC
86 Dartmouth .397 .612 .271 22.89 20.33 4 5 0 .444 Ivy
87 North Carolina .392 .386 .536 17.80 27.20 3 7 0 .300 ACC
88 Utah .388 .523 .539 16.20 23.40 3 7 0 .300 WAC
89 New Mexico State .384 .628 .146 22.80 24.40 5 5 0 .500 South/West Independent
90 Citadel .381 .375 .158 17.70 20.00 5 5 0 .500 Southern
91 Louisville .377 .499 .153 19.20 23.30 5 5 0 .500 MVC
92 Holy Cross .363 .459 .379 17.90 24.70 3 6 1 .350 Eastern Independent
93 Navy .362 .577 .731 13.60 30.30 2 8 0 .200 Eastern Independent
94 Tulsa .359 .635 .544 14.90 31.40 3 7 0 .300 MVC
95 Illinois .352 .544 .894 10.70 33.30 1 9 0 .100 Big Ten
96 Maryland .346 .358 .624 17.10 29.90 2 8 0 .200 ACC
97 Mississippi State .341 .440 .694 14.60 26.00 0 8 2 .100 SEC
98 Tulane .336 .478 .626 16.30 30.00 2 8 0 .200 South/West Independent
99 Rice .336 .487 .811 15.10 32.60 0 9 1 .050 SWC
100 Cornell .333 .504 .343 14.44 18.11 3 6 0 .333 Ivy
101 Western Michigan .323 .519 .287 17.78 21.22 3 6 0 .333 MAC
102 William & Mary .309 .524 .432 9.70 19.50 3 7 0 .300 Southern
103 Northwestern .302 .464 .765 10.90 32.50 1 9 0 .100 Big Ten
104 Wild Card U .290 .273 .245 17.44 25.03 28 56 3 .339  
105 East Carolina .282 .526 .073 17.50 24.40 4 6 0 .400 Southern
106 Davidson .274 .355 .159 20.11 24.78 3 6 0 .333 Southern
107 Columbia .266 .260 .339 19.33 27.44 2 7 0 .222 Ivy
108 Brigham Young .262 .631 .318 17.90 24.70 2 8 0 .200 WAC
109 Colorado State .261 .549 .419 13.30 26.20 2 8 0 .200 WAC
110 San Jose State .256 .370 .339 14.80 40.30 3 7 0 .300 South/West Independent
111 Pittsburgh .251 .362 .708 9.90 39.30 1 9 0 .100 Eastern Independent
112 Northern Illinois .220 .273 .221 15.40 25.80 2 8 0 .200 Eastern Independent
113 Virginia Military Institute .208 .442 .516 9.00 29.00 1 9 0 .100 Southern
114 Brown .208 .249 .303 10.78 31.78 2 7 0 .222 Ivy
115 Wisconsin .206 .349 .690 8.60 31.00 0 10 0 .000 Big Ten
116 Kent .183 .506 .398 10.10 23.00 1 9 0 .100 MAC
117 Marshall .137 .279 .326 12.90 35.80 0 9 1 .050 MAC
118 Wichita State .133 .387 .409 13.10 34.20 0 10 0 .000 MVC
119 New Mexico .118 .329 .391 12.00 40.30 0 10 0 .000 WAC
120 Furman .088 .327 .057 9.70 22.90 1 9 0 .100 Southern

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SEC .666 .661 .729 60 38 8 .604 10
Big 8 .638 .572 .766 44 39 0 .530 8
SWC .619 .567 .741 41 38 4 .518 8
Pac 8 .616 .615 .647 42 34 6 .549 8
Big Ten .571 .552 .656 50 50 0 .500 10
South/West Independent .529 .544 .414 84 66 2 .559 15
Eastern Independent .511 .521 .383 82 66 2 .553 15
ACC .485 .498 .546 32 46 2 .413 8
MVC .456 .535 .416 27 32 1 .458 6
MAC .448 .525 .319 32 35 3 .479 7
Ivy .442 .445 .260 38 32 2 .542 8
WAC .425 .575 .375 34 46 1 .426 8
Southern .354 .435 .269 32 48 0 .400 8

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