1969 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

Return to the college football ratings index

Final power ratings for the 1969 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .578 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.626.

The average home field advantage for this year is 4.22 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 .933 .808 .645 29.27 8.18 11 0 0 1.000 Eastern Independent
2 Southern California .911 .831 .780 23.73 11.64 10 0 1 .955 Pac 8
3 Texas .886 .794 .454 39.55 10.82 11 0 0 1.000 SWC
4 San Diego State .861 .282 .448 44.73 17.64 11 0 0 1.000 PCAA
5 Nebraska .851 .687 .769 23.09 10.82 9 2 0 .818 Big 8
6 Toledo .847 .571 .414 35.00 14.55 11 0 0 1.000 MAC
7 UCLA .847 .640 .584 32.90 10.30 8 1 1 .850 Pac 8
8 Tennessee .844 .801 .784 29.82 16.27 9 2 0 .818 SEC
9 Missouri .843 .744 .789 33.18 17.36 9 2 0 .818 Big 8
10 Louisiana State .837 .706 .465 34.90 9.10 9 1 0 .900 SEC
11 Houston .829 .748 .706 38.36 18.91 9 2 0 .818 South/West Independent
12 Florida .824 .676 .689 31.18 18.18 9 1 1 .864 SEC
13 Notre Dame .819 .785 .681 31.91 12.18 8 2 1 .773 Eastern Independent
14 Mississippi .814 .723 .797 30.36 14.73 8 3 0 .727 SEC
15 Stanford .806 .638 .670 34.90 17.20 7 2 1 .750 Pac 8
16 Auburn .804 .694 .744 33.64 15.73 8 3 0 .727 SEC
17 West Virginia .788 .612 .399 27.45 10.27 10 1 0 .909 Eastern Independent
18 Utah .782 .455 .557 23.10 10.70 8 2 0 .800 WAC
19 Arkansas .764 .761 .368 32.09 9.36 9 2 0 .818 SWC
20 Arizona State .761 .666 .518 38.30 17.90 8 2 0 .800 WAC
21 Ohio State .760 .726 .368 42.56 10.33 8 1 0 .889 Big Ten
22 Michigan .758 .644 .613 32.00 13.45 8 3 0 .727 Big Ten
23 Colorado .747 .625 .773 25.09 20.64 8 3 0 .727 Big 8
24 Purdue .743 .777 .598 35.40 26.40 8 2 0 .800 Big Ten
25 Memphis .734 .650 .534 32.80 19.10 8 2 0 .800 MVC
26 Oregon State .701 .715 .830 17.50 14.80 6 4 0 .600 Pac 8
27 Air Force .697 .561 .672 26.70 17.70 6 4 0 .600 South/West Independent
28 Kansas State .683 .423 .770 31.60 23.30 5 5 0 .500 Big 8
29 Alabama .675 .807 .816 28.55 24.36 6 5 0 .545 SEC
30 Georgia .664 .814 .815 19.82 13.27 5 5 1 .500 SEC
31 Pacific .663 .411 .379 28.40 14.60 7 3 0 .700 PCAA
32 Oklahoma .659 .754 .747 28.50 28.90 6 4 0 .600 Big 8
33 Oklahoma State .657 .522 .863 19.70 20.00 5 5 0 .500 Big 8
34 Miami (Ohio) .655 .660 .464 23.10 13.90 7 3 0 .700 MAC
35 North Texas .653 .638 .360 31.60 17.40 7 3 0 .700 MVC
36 Dartmouth .647 .504 .114 31.33 11.00 8 1 0 .889 Ivy
37 Wyoming .645 .716 .634 23.20 18.70 6 4 0 .600 WAC
38 Florida State .639 .725 .564 22.00 18.20 6 3 1 .650 South/West Independent
39 Long Beach State .623 .282 .258 29.00 18.09 8 3 0 .727 PCAA
40 Bowling Green State .614 .568 .498 17.90 14.60 6 4 0 .600 MAC
41 South Carolina .593 .495 .524 17.18 17.73 7 4 0 .636 ACC
42 California .582 .628 .675 18.00 18.20 5 5 0 .500 Pac 8
43 Brigham Young .578 .446 .506 18.60 15.80 6 4 0 .600 WAC
44 West Texas A&M .568 .601 .396 21.00 15.80 6 4 0 .600 South/West Independent
45 Syracuse .567 .667 .468 16.90 12.60 5 5 0 .500 Eastern Independent
46 Ohio .567 .631 .535 25.60 22.20 5 4 1 .550 MAC
47 Oregon .564 .482 .573 24.64 22.00 5 5 1 .500 Pac 8
48 Davidson .553 .314 .289 33.27 24.91 7 4 0 .636 Southern
49 Vanderbilt .545 .500 .709 24.20 26.40 4 6 0 .400 SEC
50 Buffalo .543 .489 .231 19.33 9.89 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
51 Villanova .539 .468 .255 31.11 20.56 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
52 Richmond .538 .496 .284 24.10 17.00 6 4 0 .600 Southern
53 Yale .535 .606 .059 22.89 13.11 7 2 0 .778 Ivy
54 Minnesota .519 .633 .657 21.00 26.00 4 5 1 .450 Big Ten
55 Georgia Tech .516 .558 .591 14.40 18.30 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
56 Fresno State .516 .282 .328 23.70 22.70 6 4 0 .600 PCAA
57 Miami (Florida) .515 .671 .637 20.10 21.60 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
58 Michigan State .509 .650 .611 20.20 23.10 4 6 0 .400 Big Ten
59 Princeton .499 .504 .134 27.56 15.33 6 3 0 .667 Ivy
60 Virginia Tech .498 .667 .332 23.40 11.00 4 5 1 .450 South/West Independent
61 Citadel .497 .378 .050 26.20 19.40 7 3 0 .700 Southern
62 Kent .496 .345 .483 16.60 19.80 5 5 0 .500 MAC
63 Western Michigan .493 .421 .564 21.60 20.30 4 6 0 .400 MAC
64 Santa Barbara .488 .282 .350 16.20 20.80 6 4 0 .600 PCAA
65 New Mexico State .485 .506 .429 19.90 23.50 5 5 0 .500 South/West Independent
66 Pittsburgh .484 .306 .745 16.60 28.70 4 6 0 .400 Eastern Independent
67 Iowa .484 .476 .427 25.50 27.50 5 5 0 .500 Big Ten
68 Boston College .479 .510 .331 24.22 27.22 5 4 0 .556 Eastern Independent
69 Texas Tech .478 .594 .449 21.20 24.00 5 5 0 .500 SWC
70 Mississippi State .475 .390 .881 19.30 38.50 3 7 0 .300 SEC
71 Arizona .473 .554 .743 21.00 27.60 3 7 0 .300 WAC
72 North Carolina .473 .389 .357 20.00 16.40 5 5 0 .500 ACC
73 Indiana .461 .598 .457 25.20 24.20 4 6 0 .400 Big Ten
74 Army .460 .692 .413 16.10 16.00 4 5 1 .450 Eastern Independent
75 Rutgers .460 .476 .078 23.56 16.67 6 3 0 .667 Eastern Independent
76 Tulane .458 .407 .740 15.20 23.50 3 7 0 .300 South/West Independent
77 Colgate .455 .406 .274 19.11 21.89 5 3 1 .611 Eastern Independent
78 North Carolina State .445 .656 .516 18.30 20.10 3 6 1 .350 ACC
79 Louisville .444 .438 .309 20.60 27.30 5 4 1 .550 MVC
80 Texas Christian .443 .476 .601 17.70 29.30 4 6 0 .400 SWC
81 Southern Mississippi .442 .504 .484 16.20 30.70 5 5 0 .500 South/West Independent
82 Colorado State .439 .405 .525 21.80 28.80 4 6 0 .400 WAC
83 Texas-El Paso .434 .538 .554 15.80 24.20 4 6 0 .400 WAC
84 New Mexico .430 .224 .574 17.10 28.10 4 6 0 .400 WAC
85 Iowa State .424 .413 .700 15.20 23.10 3 7 0 .300 Big 8
86 Kentucky .420 .528 .950 10.40 29.50 2 8 0 .200 SEC
87 Texas A&M .415 .577 .685 11.60 19.20 3 7 0 .300 SWC
88 Clemson .413 .578 .478 17.80 25.00 4 6 0 .400 ACC
89 Southern Methodist .408 .646 .536 18.60 23.00 3 7 0 .300 SWC
90 San Jose State .401 .313 .887 15.20 34.60 2 8 0 .200 PCAA
91 Kansas .393 .673 .777 17.60 29.00 1 9 0 .100 Big 8
92 Northwestern .392 .383 .703 13.70 30.60 3 7 0 .300 Big Ten
93 Utah State .387 .599 .603 13.40 25.00 3 7 0 .300 South/West Independent
94 Cincinnati .379 .489 .432 19.20 32.90 4 6 0 .400 MVC
95 Dayton .376 .500 .514 17.20 21.30 3 7 0 .300 Eastern Independent
96 Marshall .371 .208 .485 20.70 28.10 3 7 0 .300 MAC
97 Wisconsin .367 .278 .579 19.60 34.90 3 7 0 .300 Big Ten
98 Wild Card U .359 .282 .322 17.60 21.24 36 56 3 .395  
99 Rice .350 .412 .474 16.80 22.50 3 7 0 .300 SWC
100 Duke .346 .492 .348 16.10 22.40 3 6 1 .350 ACC
101 Washington .339 .545 .877 11.60 30.40 1 9 0 .100 Pac 8
102 Cornell .334 .418 .193 16.44 18.00 4 5 0 .444 Ivy
103 Northern Illinois .333 .247 .385 19.10 28.40 3 7 0 .300 Eastern Independent
104 Maryland .317 .352 .519 10.00 24.90 3 7 0 .300 ACC
105 William & Mary .308 .416 .354 14.60 25.00 3 7 0 .300 Southern
106 Tulsa .297 .497 .682 18.30 37.70 1 9 0 .100 MVC
107 Wake Forest .296 .434 .415 12.50 27.90 3 7 0 .300 ACC
108 Washington State .295 .445 .719 14.30 33.90 1 9 0 .100 Pac 8
109 Navy .293 .469 .716 9.80 30.70 1 9 0 .100 Eastern Independent
110 Pennsylvania .282 .409 .144 11.56 20.56 4 5 0 .444 Ivy
111 Wichita State .273 .260 .505 12.10 27.30 2 8 0 .200 MVC
112 Harvard .273 .616 .144 18.33 18.44 3 6 0 .333 Ivy
113 Idaho .258 .385 .387 20.60 34.60 2 8 0 .200 South/West Independent
114 Virginia .228 .536 .099 11.50 17.00 3 7 0 .300 ACC
115 Xavier .206 .510 .553 7.40 24.90 1 9 0 .100 Eastern Independent
116 East Carolina .202 .404 .228 12.00 22.67 2 7 0 .222 Southern
117 Baylor .192 .483 .666 8.70 34.40 0 10 0 .000 SWC
118 Furman .177 .207 .262 15.20 34.30 1 8 1 .150 Southern
119 Brown .177 .228 .163 10.56 21.11 2 7 0 .222 Ivy
120 Illinois .156 .448 .574 10.60 39.70 0 10 0 .000 Big Ten
121 Columbia .120 .263 .196 9.33 26.33 1 8 0 .111 Ivy
122 Virginia Military Institute .109 .325 .462 7.80 40.90 0 10 0 .000 Southern
123 Los Angeles State .096 .282 .390 7.44 36.56 0 9 0 .000 PCAA

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SEC .690 .664 .765 63 41 2 .604 10
Big 8 .657 .605 .774 46 37 0 .554 8
Pac 8 .631 .615 .713 43 35 4 .549 8
MAC .578 .486 .492 41 29 1 .585 7
WAC .568 .500 .576 43 37 0 .538 8
South/West Independent .524 .578 .545 57 62 2 .479 12
PCAA .521 .305 .434 40 31 0 .563 7
Eastern Independent .516 .530 .446 78 67 3 .537 15
Big Ten .515 .561 .559 47 52 1 .475 10
SWC .492 .593 .529 38 44 0 .463 8
MVC .463 .495 .470 27 32 1 .458 6
ACC .389 .491 .407 31 48 2 .395 8
Ivy .358 .444 .143 35 37 0 .486 8
Southern .341 .363 .276 26 43 1 .379 7

This page has been accessed Hit Counter times since June 2, 1999.



Last Updated on 09/15/13
By James Howell
Email: cfootball@jhowell.net