1982 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1982 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .565 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.688.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.35 points.

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 .923 .877 .890 32.92 16.33 11 1 0 .917 Eastern Independent
2 Nebraska .904 .864 .692 39.54 12.85 12 1 0 .923 Big 8
3 Georgia .879 .818 .692 28.17 13.33 11 1 0 .917 SEC
4 UCLA .847 .754 .741 33.25 19.25 10 1 1 .875 Pac 10
5 Southern Methodist .831 .751 .444 29.50 13.33 11 0 1 .958 SWC
6 Pittsburgh .830 .890 .786 25.00 10.75 9 3 0 .750 Eastern Independent
7 Arizona State .822 .739 .650 24.50 12.08 10 2 0 .833 Pac 10
8 Washington .818 .764 .662 29.50 16.08 10 2 0 .833 Pac 10
9 Southern California .816 .823 .793 27.45 13.00 8 3 0 .727 Pac 10
10 Florida State .798 .743 .765 34.92 21.17 9 3 0 .750 Southern Independent
11 Clemson .788 .821 .544 26.27 13.36 9 1 1 .864 ACC
12 West Virginia .778 .663 .752 23.67 15.17 9 3 0 .750 Eastern Independent
13 Arkansas .777 .735 .559 25.25 11.58 9 2 1 .792 SWC
14 Maryland .772 .668 .743 31.08 18.33 8 4 0 .667 ACC
15 Texas .766 .803 .609 29.75 14.17 9 3 0 .750 SWC
16 Auburn .762 .614 .714 22.83 16.42 9 3 0 .750 SEC
17 North Carolina .761 .811 .669 29.00 12.42 8 4 0 .667 ACC
18 Alabama .761 .854 .756 28.17 18.00 8 4 0 .667 SEC
19 Louisiana State .751 .555 .556 32.08 15.92 8 3 1 .708 SEC
20 Oklahoma .749 .804 .728 26.42 16.92 8 4 0 .667 Big 8
21 New Mexico .745 .489 .392 34.00 20.45 10 1 0 .909 WAC
22 Florida .740 .668 .796 24.67 19.00 8 4 0 .667 SEC
23 Michigan .737 .802 .685 28.75 17.00 8 4 0 .667 Big Ten
24 Ohio State .732 .763 .585 29.00 17.33 9 3 0 .750 Big Ten
25 Brigham Young .731 .800 .635 31.25 17.83 8 4 0 .667 WAC
26 Tulsa .727 .611 .330 31.09 17.82 10 1 0 .909 MVC
27 Notre Dame .712 .731 .809 18.73 15.82 6 4 1 .591 Eastern Independent
28 Boston College .709 .565 .608 24.50 18.25 8 3 1 .708 Eastern Independent
29 Miami (Florida) .699 .765 .669 21.91 13.91 7 4 0 .636 Southern Independent
30 Fresno State .696 .439 .164 31.75 19.00 11 1 0 .917 PCAA
31 Arizona .693 .565 .710 28.27 19.91 6 4 1 .591 Pac 10
32 Vanderbilt .663 .437 .583 24.42 20.17 8 4 0 .667 SEC
33 Stanford .647 .611 .821 29.82 27.00 5 6 0 .455 Pac 10
34 Air Force .646 .393 .671 30.38 28.23 8 5 0 .615 WAC
35 Illinois .641 .546 .621 28.17 19.08 7 5 0 .583 Big Ten
36 Iowa .640 .599 .632 19.08 19.17 8 4 0 .667 Big Ten
37 San Jose State .637 .633 .367 30.09 18.09 8 3 0 .727 PCAA
38 Southern Mississippi .634 .729 .443 27.64 16.36 7 4 0 .636 Southern Independent
39 California .633 .509 .684 20.00 21.18 7 4 0 .636 Pac 10
40 Wisconsin .622 .555 .582 23.92 21.00 7 5 0 .583 Big Ten
41 San Diego State .617 .548 .687 25.67 26.67 7 5 0 .583 WAC
42 Tennessee .604 .627 .589 23.42 19.92 6 5 1 .542 SEC
43 Western Michigan .597 .528 .183 16.91 7.09 7 2 2 .727 MAC
44 Duke .594 .526 .633 27.91 26.36 6 5 0 .545 ACC
45 Missouri .584 .717 .552 18.82 17.82 5 4 2 .545 Big 8
46 Kansas State .577 .413 .534 19.17 15.00 6 5 1 .542 Big 8
47 Mississippi State .577 .698 .706 22.91 22.18 5 6 0 .455 SEC
48 Bowling Green State .559 .466 .396 22.08 16.58 7 5 0 .583 MAC
49 Cincinnati .558 .472 .475 25.09 18.73 6 5 0 .545 Eastern Independent
50 Hawaii .555 .652 .508 21.82 20.91 6 5 0 .545 WAC
51 North Carolina State .554 .614 .649 18.73 23.18 6 5 0 .545 ACC
52 Wichita State .552 .453 .198 28.45 21.09 8 3 0 .727 MVC
53 East Carolina .548 .541 .365 23.55 20.73 7 4 0 .636 Southern Independent
54 Navy .548 .645 .480 20.91 17.82 6 5 0 .545 Eastern Independent
55 Utah .539 .614 .542 22.45 17.09 5 6 0 .455 WAC
56 Georgia Tech .537 .415 .580 21.73 26.00 6 5 0 .545 Southern Independent
57 Long Beach State .528 .446 .534 22.09 26.73 6 5 0 .545 PCAA
58 Virginia Tech .525 .608 .235 19.18 12.82 7 4 0 .636 Southern Independent
59 Houston .524 .741 .602 19.55 23.82 5 5 1 .500 SWC
60 Miami (Ohio) .521 .608 .231 17.73 11.00 7 4 0 .636 MAC
61 Temple .510 .563 .615 20.00 18.36 4 7 0 .364 Eastern Independent
62 Oklahoma State .506 .579 .578 21.91 24.27 4 5 2 .455 Big 8
63 Wyoming .492 .599 .551 22.25 23.33 5 7 0 .417 WAC
64 Indiana .492 .491 .570 18.45 22.73 5 6 0 .455 Big Ten
65 Baylor .490 .657 .556 21.18 23.73 4 6 1 .409 SWC
66 Mississippi .485 .531 .674 18.91 23.82 4 7 0 .364 SEC
67 Toledo .479 .545 .270 16.73 14.73 6 5 0 .545 MAC
68 Iowa State .477 .580 .543 19.36 20.09 4 6 1 .409 Big 8
69 Central Michigan .473 .638 .234 20.73 18.09 6 4 1 .591 MAC
70 Louisiana-Lafayette .472 .383 .050 22.55 17.91 7 3 1 .682 Southern Independent
71 Rutgers .471 .569 .551 16.36 25.27 5 6 0 .455 Eastern Independent
72 Texas Tech .458 .503 .715 14.27 21.27 4 7 0 .364 SWC
73 Colorado State .457 .394 .558 20.00 24.27 4 7 0 .364 WAC
74 Texas A&M .453 .649 .471 26.00 28.55 5 6 0 .455 SWC
75 South Carolina .440 .682 .543 20.36 23.55 4 7 0 .364 Southern Independent
76 Tulane .436 .594 .555 18.27 24.64 4 7 0 .364 Southern Independent
77 Southern Illinois .428 .506 .223 18.36 19.00 6 5 0 .545 MVC
78 Oregon .421 .479 .842 9.36 20.27 2 8 1 .227 Pac 10
79 Washington State .413 .610 .575 15.45 23.18 3 7 1 .318 Pac 10
80 Utah State .413 .564 .383 17.45 23.82 5 6 0 .455 PCAA
81 Louisville .412 .504 .457 20.00 32.27 5 6 0 .455 Southern Independent
82 Michigan State .405 .550 .667 18.36 22.00 2 9 0 .182 Big Ten
83 Wake Forest .397 .518 .629 18.18 29.27 3 8 0 .273 ACC
84 Purdue .397 .635 .624 19.18 29.45 3 8 0 .273 Big Ten
85 Northern Illinois .396 .392 .245 13.70 13.60 5 5 0 .500 MAC
86 Ohio .392 .460 .208 14.91 23.55 6 5 0 .545 MAC
87 Texas Christian .390 .434 .531 18.45 24.18 3 8 0 .273 SWC
88 Syracuse .384 .585 .750 14.45 22.18 2 9 0 .182 Eastern Independent
89 Indiana State .381 .486 .315 15.00 21.73 5 6 0 .455 MVC
90 Nevada-Las Vegas .374 .569 .535 22.36 30.18 3 8 0 .273 PCAA
91 Ball State .372 .463 .216 16.09 18.82 5 6 0 .455 MAC
92 Minnesota .369 .549 .512 22.45 27.18 3 8 0 .273 Big Ten
93 Army .364 .374 .481 14.91 24.64 4 7 0 .364 Eastern Independent
94 Colorado .359 .431 .663 14.55 27.36 2 8 1 .227 Big 8
95 Kansas .356 .581 .591 13.64 25.09 2 7 2 .273 Big 8
96 Northwestern .347 .227 .580 18.73 34.45 3 8 0 .273 Big Ten
97 Oregon State .336 .274 .776 12.18 27.82 1 9 1 .136 Pac 10
98 Virginia .326 .413 .581 18.91 30.00 2 9 0 .182 ACC
99 Texas-El Paso .320 .240 .746 14.75 34.75 2 10 0 .167 WAC
100 Drake .318 .587 .196 25.00 28.36 4 7 0 .364 MVC
101 New Mexico State .302 .336 .392 19.64 32.09 3 8 0 .273 MVC
102 Wild Card U .294 .348 .340 15.99 26.34 30 64 1 .321  
103 Kentucky .282 .494 .859 8.73 26.09 0 10 1 .045 SEC
104 North Texas .273 .464 .397 16.27 25.73 2 9 0 .182 Southern Independent
105 West Texas A&M .268 .560 .281 20.55 33.36 3 8 0 .273 MVC
106 Fullerton State .262 .380 .344 10.58 21.25 3 9 0 .250 PCAA
107 Pacific .248 .454 .361 18.18 30.00 2 9 0 .182 PCAA
108 William & Mary .247 .394 .229 18.55 30.27 3 8 0 .273 Southern Independent
109 Memphis .237 .334 .567 11.73 25.82 1 10 0 .091 Southern Independent
110 Rice .208 .475 .654 12.55 32.82 0 11 0 .000 SWC
111 Eastern Michigan .170 .177 .273 7.73 18.64 1 9 1 .136 MAC
112 Illinois State .163 .298 .156 15.73 28.45 2 9 0 .182 MVC
113 Kent .108 .351 .309 10.36 24.55 0 11 0 .000 MAC
114 Richmond .103 .413 .312 10.10 27.00 0 10 0 .000 Southern Independent

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SEC .650 .630 .693 67 47 3 .585 10
Pac 10 .645 .613 .726 62 46 5 .571 10
Eastern Independent .617 .630 .654 70 53 2 .568 11
ACC .599 .624 .635 42 36 1 .538 7
WAC .567 .526 .588 55 50 0 .524 9
Big 8 .564 .621 .610 43 40 9 .516 8
SWC .544 .639 .571 50 48 4 .510 9
Big Ten .538 .572 .606 55 60 0 .478 10
Southern Independent .454 .541 .441 69 84 1 .451 14
PCAA .451 .498 .384 38 41 0 .481 7
MAC .407 .463 .256 50 56 4 .473 10
MVC .392 .480 .261 41 47 0 .466 8

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