1970 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1970 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .548 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.224.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.33 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 Nebraska .917 .769 .855 35.50 15.75 11 0 1 .958 Big 8
2 Tennessee .916 .823 .817 30.83 9.67 11 1 0 .917 SEC
3 Notre Dame .913 .802 .779 32.18 9.82 10 1 0 .909 Eastern Independent
4 Texas .906 .840 .832 38.45 13.55 10 1 0 .909 SWC
5 Arizona State .860 .713 .497 36.82 13.45 11 0 0 1.000 WAC
6 Auburn .859 .749 .844 35.45 16.09 9 2 0 .818 SEC
7 Louisiana State .832 .771 .832 24.08 9.42 9 3 0 .750 SEC
8 Toledo .830 .709 .297 32.00 7.33 12 0 0 1.000 MAC
9 Ohio State .823 .743 .642 29.00 12.00 9 1 0 .900 Big Ten
10 Stanford .822 .722 .913 28.58 17.17 9 3 0 .750 Pac 8
11 Arkansas .813 .762 .634 36.55 13.09 9 2 0 .818 SWC
12 Michigan .800 .701 .518 28.80 9.00 9 1 0 .900 Big Ten
13 Georgia Tech .799 .537 .860 19.42 13.75 9 3 0 .750 South/West Independent
14 Air Force .772 .629 .736 30.50 19.92 9 3 0 .750 South/West Independent
15 Southern California .770 .871 .947 31.18 21.18 6 4 1 .591 Pac 8
16 Dartmouth .767 .576 .259 34.56 4.67 9 0 0 1.000 Ivy
17 Oklahoma .763 .707 .948 25.42 19.92 7 4 1 .625 Big 8
18 Houston .756 .789 .680 27.91 14.55 8 3 0 .727 South/West Independent
19 UCLA .740 .744 .945 24.91 21.82 6 5 0 .545 Pac 8
20 Texas Tech .730 .536 .779 18.50 13.75 8 4 0 .667 SWC
21 Tulane .727 .433 .826 16.33 13.33 8 4 0 .667 South/West Independent
22 Alabama .717 .741 .946 27.83 22.00 6 5 1 .542 SEC
23 Colorado .714 .686 .865 28.09 18.73 6 5 0 .545 Big 8
24 Mississippi .701 .768 .740 28.45 23.18 7 4 0 .636 SEC
25 San Diego State .698 .571 .287 33.09 11.18 9 2 0 .818 PCAA
26 Washington .692 .442 .761 33.40 21.60 6 4 0 .600 Pac 8
27 Florida State .687 .682 .699 23.09 17.73 7 4 0 .636 South/West Independent
28 Kansas State .683 .553 .903 17.27 19.82 6 5 0 .545 Big 8
29 California .664 .605 .798 24.73 22.64 6 5 0 .545 Pac 8
30 North Carolina .664 .431 .533 31.00 18.92 8 4 0 .667 ACC
31 Georgia .664 .739 .755 24.20 15.30 5 5 0 .500 SEC
32 Oregon .661 .523 .744 25.91 23.27 6 4 1 .591 Pac 8
33 Oregon State .661 .708 .851 19.18 21.73 6 5 0 .545 Pac 8
34 Long Beach State .657 .452 .262 26.42 12.17 9 2 1 .792 PCAA
35 Penn State .655 .871 .491 30.00 16.30 7 3 0 .700 Eastern Independent
36 Florida .654 .750 .704 20.36 23.27 7 4 0 .636 SEC
37 Missouri .653 .794 .891 22.09 20.27 5 6 0 .455 Big 8
38 Northwestern .647 .388 .651 23.30 16.10 6 4 0 .600 Big Ten
39 Iowa State .647 .419 .927 22.55 25.82 5 6 0 .455 Big 8
40 New Mexico .645 .327 .531 29.10 22.20 7 3 0 .700 WAC
41 Boston College .643 .495 .310 30.70 14.20 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
42 Mississippi State .633 .432 .900 15.55 24.00 6 5 0 .545 SEC
43 Kansas .632 .533 .873 24.55 25.18 5 6 0 .455 Big 8
44 Wake Forest .631 .365 .804 17.36 21.91 6 5 0 .545 ACC
45 Louisville .616 .441 .412 21.00 17.33 8 3 1 .708 MVC
46 Western Michigan .612 .457 .366 27.70 13.20 7 3 0 .700 MAC
47 Duke .611 .419 .702 20.82 22.91 6 5 0 .545 ACC
48 Miami (Ohio) .609 .657 .361 18.70 11.20 7 3 0 .700 MAC
49 Cincinnati .606 .434 .400 20.82 9.82 7 4 0 .636 Eastern Independent
50 West Virginia .605 .700 .309 28.27 18.18 8 3 0 .727 Eastern Independent
51 Villanova .604 .503 .157 26.18 17.27 9 2 0 .818 Eastern Independent
52 Utah .602 .619 .556 20.80 17.60 6 4 0 .600 WAC
53 Yale .599 .570 .318 24.22 10.78 7 2 0 .778 Ivy
54 South Carolina .598 .544 .733 25.91 23.00 4 6 1 .409 ACC
55 Southern Methodist .589 .527 .834 13.91 20.73 5 6 0 .455 SWC
56 Oklahoma State .583 .590 .936 19.36 30.64 4 7 0 .364 Big 8
57 Rice .571 .381 .720 16.80 17.50 5 5 0 .500 SWC
58 Syracuse .568 .617 .491 24.80 20.80 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
59 Harvard .567 .444 .299 25.22 17.44 7 2 0 .778 Ivy
60 Memphis .566 .692 .481 22.70 18.40 6 4 0 .600 MVC
61 Texas-El Paso .547 .486 .452 25.80 23.60 6 4 0 .600 WAC
62 Tulsa .546 .397 .464 18.70 17.80 6 4 0 .600 MVC
63 Purdue .537 .760 .709 16.10 18.90 4 6 0 .400 Big Ten
64 Pittsburgh .530 .395 .626 17.90 24.50 5 5 0 .500 Eastern Independent
65 Wisconsin .525 .322 .625 19.80 19.50 4 5 1 .450 Big Ten
66 West Texas A&M .519 .584 .163 25.40 14.90 7 3 0 .700 South/West Independent
67 Fresno State .519 .399 .240 24.08 22.75 8 4 0 .667 PCAA
68 Texas Christian .511 .459 .716 17.18 24.09 4 6 1 .409 SWC
69 Cornell .508 .376 .378 21.44 20.56 6 3 0 .667 Ivy
70 Vanderbilt .503 .523 .696 18.27 19.36 4 7 0 .364 SEC
71 Dayton .501 .438 .400 19.10 15.10 5 4 1 .550 Eastern Independent
72 Colorado State .500 .422 .655 18.73 23.27 4 7 0 .364 WAC
73 Michigan State .499 .579 .670 19.00 21.50 4 6 0 .400 Big Ten
74 Southern Mississippi .496 .473 .556 20.73 27.18 5 6 0 .455 South/West Independent
75 Furman .493 .192 .050 23.73 18.55 8 3 0 .727 Southern
76 Minnesota .485 .576 .690 18.00 23.70 3 6 1 .350 Big Ten
77 Virginia Tech .481 .582 .523 18.09 20.73 5 6 0 .455 South/West Independent
78 Arizona .480 .513 .610 16.80 21.30 4 6 0 .400 WAC
79 Ohio .463 .599 .601 19.78 29.00 4 5 0 .444 MAC
80 Pacific .463 .537 .515 15.09 21.00 5 6 0 .455 PCAA
81 Virginia .458 .382 .351 21.82 17.00 5 6 0 .455 ACC
82 Utah State .458 .493 .407 21.70 22.50 5 5 0 .500 South/West Independent
83 Texas A&M .458 .496 .835 15.45 27.64 2 9 0 .182 SWC
84 Princeton .453 .501 .371 21.67 20.00 5 4 0 .556 Ivy
85 Kentucky .452 .474 .861 11.91 21.18 2 9 0 .182 SEC
86 Illinois .424 .302 .664 16.50 27.90 3 7 0 .300 Big Ten
87 Baylor .423 .337 .810 12.09 23.55 2 9 0 .182 SWC
88 Miami (Florida) .417 .593 .689 15.09 28.18 3 8 0 .273 South/West Independent
89 San Jose State .417 .357 .755 18.91 26.64 2 9 0 .182 PCAA
90 Clemson .413 .496 .725 14.91 28.45 3 8 0 .273 ACC
91 Washington State .413 .370 .909 21.00 41.82 1 10 0 .091 Pac 8
92 New Mexico State .410 .495 .390 28.20 27.70 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
93 Pennsylvania .395 .346 .351 20.56 21.67 4 5 0 .444 Ivy
94 Iowa .385 .480 .574 12.90 25.90 3 6 1 .350 Big Ten
95 Brigham Young .383 .512 .621 12.55 23.18 3 8 0 .273 WAC
96 North Carolina State .382 .550 .567 8.18 16.27 3 7 1 .318 ACC
97 Colgate .381 .431 .282 18.00 26.18 5 6 0 .455 Eastern Independent
98 William & Mary .380 .362 .358 18.17 27.92 5 7 0 .417 Southern
99 Idaho .377 .322 .412 20.55 30.45 4 7 0 .364 South/West Independent
100 Citadel .370 .437 .171 23.55 21.91 5 6 0 .455 Southern
101 Rutgers .369 .468 .166 19.30 21.50 5 5 0 .500 Eastern Independent
102 Navy .367 .381 .779 11.91 29.73 2 9 0 .182 Eastern Independent
103 Army .361 .576 .722 13.73 25.55 1 9 1 .136 Eastern Independent
104 Kent .360 .420 .423 16.10 22.20 3 7 0 .300 MAC
105 Richmond .354 .517 .283 20.80 23.20 4 6 0 .400 Southern
106 Columbia .339 .192 .390 18.22 24.89 3 6 0 .333 Ivy
107 North Texas .336 .646 .435 15.73 20.64 3 8 0 .273 MVC
108 Northern Illinois .334 .290 .440 16.80 28.10 3 7 0 .300 Eastern Independent
109 Wild Card U .334 .320 .277 19.92 23.39 39 62 1 .387  
110 Bowling Green State .321 .591 .482 13.11 19.78 2 6 1 .278 MAC
111 Marshall .318 .290 .353 15.33 22.44 3 6 0 .333 Eastern Independent
112 Maryland .311 .335 .578 10.18 21.91 2 9 0 .182 ACC
113 East Carolina .298 .303 .362 12.36 23.00 3 8 0 .273 Southern
114 Wyoming .290 .681 .706 11.00 30.90 1 9 0 .100 WAC
115 Brown .271 .202 .405 12.44 24.11 2 7 0 .222 Ivy
116 Indiana .247 .530 .587 10.20 30.00 1 9 0 .100 Big Ten
117 Buffalo .245 .516 .390 12.09 27.18 2 9 0 .182 Eastern Independent
118 Santa Barbara .238 .385 .360 14.00 30.45 2 9 0 .182 PCAA
119 Virginia Military Institute .199 .217 .479 10.91 41.00 1 10 0 .091 Southern
120 Davidson .194 .434 .122 22.40 29.50 2 8 0 .200 Southern
121 Xavier .166 .358 .335 12.30 32.80 1 9 0 .100 Eastern Independent
122 Wichita State .163 .267 .529 11.00 42.33 0 9 0 .000 MVC
123 Holy Cross .142 .320 .343 10.64 31.18 0 10 1 .045 Eastern Independent
124 Los Angeles State .119 .189 .287 5.40 32.50 1 9 0 .100 PCAA

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Big 8 .699 .631 .900 49 39 2 .556 8
SEC .693 .677 .810 66 45 1 .594 10
Pac 8 .678 .623 .858 46 40 2 .534 8
SWC .625 .542 .770 45 42 1 .517 8
South/West Independent .575 .551 .578 74 58 0 .561 12
WAC .538 .534 .579 42 41 0 .506 8
Big Ten .537 .538 .633 46 51 3 .475 10
MAC .533 .572 .422 35 24 1 .592 6
ACC .508 .440 .624 37 50 2 .427 8
Ivy .487 .401 .346 43 29 0 .597 8
Eastern Independent .462 .494 .432 87 98 3 .471 18
MVC .446 .488 .464 23 28 1 .452 5
PCAA .444 .413 .387 36 41 1 .468 7
Southern .327 .352 .261 28 48 0 .368 7

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