1975 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1975 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .556 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.624.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.76 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 Oklahoma .927 .943 .911 28.67 12.83 11 1 0 .917 Big 8
2 Alabama .918 .910 .709 31.17 6.00 11 1 0 .917 SEC
3 Ohio State .916 .850 .729 32.00 8.50 11 1 0 .917 Big Ten
4 Arizona State .876 .695 .481 28.92 10.58 12 0 0 1.000 WAC
5 Nebraska .873 .849 .756 30.58 11.42 10 2 0 .833 Big 8
6 Arkansas State .870 .405 .365 32.27 7.36 11 0 0 1.000 Southland
7 Texas .863 .808 .769 33.42 15.08 10 2 0 .833 SWC
8 Arkansas .856 .677 .699 28.00 10.25 10 2 0 .833 SWC
9 Texas A&M .838 .669 .713 22.08 10.33 10 2 0 .833 SWC
10 Penn State .837 .834 .857 20.00 10.25 9 3 0 .750 Eastern Independent
11 Miami (Ohio) .828 .809 .528 25.50 11.75 11 1 0 .917 MAC
12 Michigan .813 .882 .730 27.00 10.83 8 2 2 .750 Big Ten
13 UCLA .808 .709 .760 29.08 20.25 9 2 1 .792 Pac 8
14 Colorado .803 .660 .816 27.58 20.92 9 3 0 .750 Big 8
15 Pittsburgh .792 .617 .835 26.83 13.42 8 4 0 .667 Eastern Independent
16 Florida .786 .723 .668 25.17 9.75 9 3 0 .750 SEC
17 Arizona .783 .633 .522 30.00 15.36 9 2 0 .818 WAC
18 San Jose State .781 .586 .539 26.45 14.00 9 2 0 .818 PCAA
19 Maryland .779 .687 .587 26.00 12.50 9 2 1 .792 ACC
20 West Virginia .777 .549 .757 23.58 15.75 9 3 0 .750 Eastern Independent
21 Georgia .774 .715 .755 24.92 16.42 9 3 0 .750 SEC
22 California .766 .608 .762 30.00 21.18 8 3 0 .727 Pac 8
23 Missouri .763 .692 .950 25.64 21.91 6 5 0 .545 Big 8
24 Oklahoma State .758 .706 .837 25.91 16.18 7 4 0 .636 Big 8
25 Notre Dame .752 .850 .653 22.18 13.09 8 3 0 .727 Eastern Independent
26 Kansas .744 .593 .775 21.83 15.00 7 5 0 .583 Big 8
27 Southern California .742 .862 .663 20.58 11.67 8 4 0 .667 Pac 8
28 Ball State .732 .325 .513 22.18 15.55 9 2 0 .818 MAC
29 Southern Mississippi .710 .563 .644 25.36 11.73 7 4 0 .636 South/West Independent
30 Michigan State .704 .660 .740 20.18 15.18 7 4 0 .636 Big Ten
31 Bowling Green State .701 .595 .522 25.27 15.09 8 3 0 .727 MAC
32 San Diego State .700 .718 .444 29.09 13.18 8 3 0 .727 PCAA
33 North Carolina State .691 .724 .710 21.67 17.50 7 4 1 .625 ACC
34 Navy .688 .474 .571 20.64 11.36 7 4 0 .636 Eastern Independent
35 Long Beach State .687 .418 .338 24.91 15.36 9 2 0 .818 PCAA
36 Rutgers .684 .499 .161 31.55 8.27 9 2 0 .818 Eastern Independent
37 Stanford .677 .670 .744 29.27 25.36 6 4 1 .591 Pac 8
38 Central Michigan .667 .325 .222 28.09 9.27 8 2 1 .773 MAC
39 Tennessee .664 .764 .685 21.08 16.08 7 5 0 .583 SEC
40 Mississippi .664 .582 .822 15.45 14.73 6 5 0 .545 SEC
41 Mississippi State .659 .643 .751 15.00 15.09 6 4 1 .591 SEC
42 Washington .654 .530 .871 17.82 22.73 6 5 0 .545 Pac 8
43 Louisiana Tech .651 .325 .381 29.70 18.50 8 2 0 .800 Southland
44 Texas Tech .651 .716 .740 24.73 22.82 6 5 0 .545 SWC
45 East Carolina .647 .603 .330 26.91 14.00 8 3 0 .727 Southern
46 Appalachian State .633 .396 .378 30.64 21.18 8 3 0 .727 Southern
47 Cincinnati .628 .522 .655 19.00 16.55 6 5 0 .545 Eastern Independent
48 Virginia Tech .625 .473 .324 21.64 13.73 8 3 0 .727 South/West Independent
49 Georgia Tech .623 .614 .501 24.55 18.18 7 4 0 .636 South/West Independent
50 Boston College .622 .648 .447 20.64 13.27 7 4 0 .636 Eastern Independent
51 South Carolina .621 .532 .627 27.33 22.83 7 5 0 .583 South/West Independent
52 Memphis .604 .617 .557 16.36 15.27 7 4 0 .636 South/West Independent
53 Tulsa .602 .580 .320 33.45 16.45 7 4 0 .636 MVC
54 New Mexico .600 .444 .537 26.45 21.09 6 5 0 .545 WAC
55 Syracuse .597 .401 .697 15.82 16.55 6 5 0 .545 Eastern Independent
56 North Texas .588 .345 .494 18.18 19.09 7 4 0 .636 South/West Independent
57 Temple .578 .593 .527 26.27 20.45 6 5 0 .545 Eastern Independent
58 Brigham Young .577 .565 .593 22.18 20.73 6 5 0 .545 WAC
59 Minnesota .574 .490 .511 21.45 17.45 6 5 0 .545 Big Ten
60 Vanderbilt .568 .611 .594 10.82 18.18 7 4 0 .636 SEC
61 Illinois .565 .568 .731 20.82 23.64 5 6 0 .455 Big Ten
62 Ohio .561 .540 .544 14.91 13.00 5 5 1 .500 MAC
63 Louisiana State .555 .723 .840 14.45 18.36 4 7 0 .364 SEC
64 McNeese State .554 .325 .367 21.64 18.27 7 4 0 .636 Southland
65 Baylor .551 .602 .795 16.45 21.36 3 6 2 .364 SWC
66 Colorado State .546 .443 .636 15.64 21.27 6 5 0 .545 WAC
67 Richmond .544 .479 .672 16.91 20.55 5 6 0 .455 Southern
68 Louisiana-Lafayette .544 .211 .449 23.55 21.18 6 5 0 .545 Southland
69 Auburn .524 .802 .817 15.82 22.09 3 6 2 .364 SEC
70 Utah State .522 .622 .544 17.55 21.82 6 5 0 .545 South/West Independent
71 Iowa State .513 .615 .817 14.64 23.91 4 7 0 .364 Big 8
72 Akron .508 .325 .245 17.18 15.09 7 4 0 .636 Eastern Independent
73 Southern Methodist .506 .609 .774 18.91 27.36 4 7 0 .364 SWC
74 Duke .504 .536 .576 17.91 19.27 4 5 2 .455 ACC
75 Citadel .500 .359 .338 13.09 8.82 6 5 0 .545 Southern
76 Pacific .494 .528 .591 19.25 23.00 5 6 1 .458 PCAA
77 Yale .489 .529 .090 21.78 13.67 7 2 0 .778 Ivy
78 Harvard .486 .478 .050 24.00 14.78 7 2 0 .778 Ivy
79 Toledo .485 .507 .476 22.18 25.18 5 6 0 .455 MAC
80 Miami (Florida) .473 .602 .828 15.70 23.90 2 8 0 .200 South/West Independent
81 Hawaii .472 .385 .347 16.36 18.27 6 5 0 .545 South/West Independent
82 Furman .470 .387 .290 19.09 14.09 5 5 1 .500 Southern
83 Kentucky .470 .614 .826 12.00 16.64 2 8 1 .227 SEC
84 Purdue .465 .578 .764 11.64 20.00 4 7 0 .364 Big Ten
85 Wisconsin .464 .603 .638 15.82 24.45 4 6 1 .409 Big Ten
86 Dayton .461 .341 .449 18.36 20.18 5 6 0 .455 Eastern Independent
87 Brown .458 .309 .068 28.67 18.67 6 2 1 .722 Ivy
88 Washington State .458 .463 .672 23.82 26.82 3 8 0 .273 Pac 8
89 Tennessee-Chattanooga .454 .317 .359 16.00 17.36 5 5 1 .500 South/West Independent
90 Texas-Arlington .444 .223 .603 19.36 26.00 4 7 0 .364 Southland
91 Tulane .441 .564 .551 11.18 17.45 4 7 0 .364 South/West Independent
92 West Texas A&M .430 .424 .272 23.55 19.82 5 6 0 .455 MVC
93 Colgate .430 .376 .206 20.50 21.80 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
94 Oregon .428 .396 .768 13.45 24.18 3 8 0 .273 Pac 8
95 Kent .424 .613 .557 18.36 26.27 4 7 0 .364 MAC
96 North Carolina .420 .640 .561 18.82 24.73 3 7 1 .318 ACC
97 Indiana State .416 .325 .297 21.60 23.90 5 5 0 .500 Eastern Independent
98 Iowa .415 .409 .689 16.55 25.36 3 8 0 .273 Big Ten
99 Florida State .412 .435 .580 17.00 19.36 3 8 0 .273 South/West Independent
100 Rice .401 .488 .698 16.00 22.91 2 9 0 .182 SWC
101 Kansas State .400 .545 .901 8.09 22.55 3 8 0 .273 Big 8
102 Wake Forest .397 .283 .544 20.09 24.00 3 8 0 .273 ACC
103 Air Force .395 .446 .722 14.18 24.09 2 8 1 .227 South/West Independent
104 Dartmouth .394 .399 .103 17.78 13.44 5 3 1 .611 Ivy
105 New Mexico State .388 .394 .363 16.27 27.27 5 6 0 .455 MVC
106 Eastern Michigan .387 .325 .292 19.80 17.10 4 6 0 .400 Eastern Independent
107 Wyoming .380 .371 .575 15.82 19.91 2 9 0 .182 WAC
108 Indiana .372 .388 .683 9.45 23.09 2 8 1 .227 Big Ten
109 Louisiana-Monroe .364 .325 .219 22.91 24.82 4 6 1 .409 South/West Independent
110 Northwestern .354 .411 .624 13.55 28.91 3 8 0 .273 Big Ten
111 Texas Christian .350 .369 .936 9.36 29.55 1 10 0 .091 SWC
112 Wild Card U .348 .325 .394 15.84 24.75 41 61 2 .404  
113 Princeton .347 .309 .189 18.11 17.44 4 5 0 .444 Ivy
114 Virginia Military Institute .343 .421 .408 14.73 17.00 3 8 0 .273 Southern
115 Clemson .342 .573 .702 16.09 34.64 2 9 0 .182 ACC
116 Fresno State .335 .386 .446 19.91 24.91 3 8 0 .273 PCAA
117 Villanova .328 .344 .352 11.18 22.00 4 7 0 .364 Eastern Independent
118 Northern Illinois .305 .374 .346 17.55 20.91 3 8 0 .273 MAC
119 Houston .304 .751 .440 18.50 24.50 2 8 0 .200 South/West Independent
120 Oregon State .297 .467 .759 9.36 24.00 1 10 0 .091 Pac 8
121 Drake .282 .317 .346 17.09 28.36 3 8 0 .273 MVC
122 Army .270 .358 .538 15.00 30.64 2 9 0 .182 Eastern Independent
123 William & Mary .270 .437 .596 8.64 23.73 2 9 0 .182 Southern
124 Wichita State .268 .265 .349 12.73 26.00 3 8 0 .273 MVC
125 Utah .258 .403 .628 12.00 30.18 1 10 0 .091 WAC
126 Pennsylvania .258 .420 .169 16.78 20.44 3 6 0 .333 Ivy
127 Virginia .254 .448 .609 15.91 38.91 1 10 0 .091 ACC
128 Fullerton State .253 .325 .517 12.55 35.00 2 9 0 .182 PCAA
129 Texas-El Paso .247 .320 .622 9.91 25.55 1 10 0 .091 WAC
130 Marshall .237 .258 .417 13.45 26.91 2 9 0 .182 Eastern Independent
131 Southern Illinois .225 .266 .395 16.27 33.09 1 9 1 .136 Eastern Independent
132 Illinois State .221 .325 .273 14.00 29.80 2 7 1 .250 Eastern Independent
133 Western Michigan .217 .420 .531 10.82 27.00 1 10 0 .091 MAC
134 Lamar .211 .454 .481 11.00 23.00 1 10 0 .091 Southland
135 Columbia .202 .166 .252 16.78 29.00 2 7 0 .222 Ivy
136 Louisville .198 .474 .407 13.45 28.73 1 10 0 .091 South/West Independent
137 Holy Cross .151 .408 .287 10.82 24.91 1 10 0 .091 Eastern Independent
138 Cornell .149 .335 .188 16.78 27.44 1 8 0 .111 Ivy

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Big 8 .723 .700 .845 57 35 0 .620 8
SEC .658 .709 .747 64 46 4 .579 10
SWC .627 .617 .766 46 43 2 .516 8
Pac 8 .604 .588 .750 44 44 2 .500 8
Big Ten .564 .584 .684 53 55 4 .491 10
MAC .547 .501 .471 54 44 2 .550 9
Southland .546 .324 .441 37 28 0 .569 6
PCAA .542 .493 .479 36 30 1 .545 6
WAC .533 .484 .574 43 46 0 .483 8
Eastern Independent .504 .459 .472 114 114 2 .500 21
South/West Independent .488 .504 .509 78 94 3 .454 16
Southern .487 .440 .430 37 39 1 .487 7
ACC .484 .556 .613 29 45 5 .399 7
MVC .394 .396 .330 23 32 0 .418 5
Ivy .348 .368 .139 35 35 2 .500 8

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