1991 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1991 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .568 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.682.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.72 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 Washington .946 .792 .640 41.25 9.58 12 0 0 1.000 Pac 10
2 Miami (Florida) .938 .889 .640 32.17 8.33 12 0 0 1.000 Big East *
3 Penn State .865 .751 .712 36.46 14.15 11 2 0 .846 Eastern Independent
4 Florida State .865 .835 .697 34.54 14.46 11 2 0 .846 Southern Independent
5 Florida .862 .700 .767 32.42 15.92 10 2 0 .833 SEC
6 Michigan .848 .809 .718 35.00 16.92 10 2 0 .833 Big Ten
7 Alabama .837 .724 .572 27.00 11.92 11 1 0 .917 SEC
8 Notre Dame .806 .847 .774 35.77 22.23 10 3 0 .769 Eastern Independent
9 California .804 .586 .601 36.92 19.92 10 2 0 .833 Pac 10
10 Texas A&M .792 .714 .504 33.67 12.83 10 2 0 .833 SWC
11 Syracuse .790 .676 .609 26.75 16.67 10 2 0 .833 Big East *
12 Nebraska .783 .778 .619 37.83 19.17 9 2 1 .792 Big 8
13 Iowa .779 .639 .473 28.58 14.92 10 1 1 .875 Big Ten
14 East Carolina .772 .493 .463 34.08 23.08 11 1 0 .917 Eastern Independent
15 Tennessee .771 .766 .739 29.33 21.92 9 3 0 .750 SEC
16 UCLA .769 .642 .689 26.92 15.83 9 3 0 .750 Pac 10
17 Bowling Green State .741 .326 .321 23.25 14.00 11 1 0 .917 MAC
18 Colorado .732 .812 .582 27.42 15.00 8 3 1 .708 Big 8
19 Oklahoma .730 .725 .453 31.92 13.08 9 3 0 .750 Big 8
20 Clemson .727 .822 .486 26.42 15.42 9 2 1 .792 ACC
21 Stanford .726 .572 .712 30.67 20.50 8 4 0 .667 Pac 10
22 Brigham Young .717 .725 .677 33.31 24.85 8 3 2 .692 WAC
23 Georgia .710 .568 .551 28.00 18.25 9 3 0 .750 SEC
24 Tulsa .690 .382 .345 27.75 18.75 10 2 0 .833 Southern Independent
25 Virginia .689 .716 .448 27.25 13.92 8 3 1 .708 ACC
26 North Carolina State .678 .631 .452 25.33 18.50 9 3 0 .750 ACC
27 Georgia Tech .672 .709 .658 21.77 16.46 8 5 0 .615 ACC
28 Air Force .671 .601 .418 29.38 20.23 10 3 0 .769 WAC
29 Indiana .655 .566 .555 25.42 18.67 7 4 1 .625 Big Ten
30 Fresno State .649 .608 .127 42.25 19.58 10 2 0 .833 Big West
31 Baylor .646 .560 .501 23.50 17.00 8 4 0 .667 SWC
32 Mississippi State .640 .470 .574 24.25 16.17 7 5 0 .583 SEC
33 San Diego State .635 .538 .554 32.31 28.08 8 4 1 .654 WAC
34 Ohio State .634 .641 .469 23.08 15.58 8 4 0 .667 Big Ten
35 Illinois .587 .679 .580 22.00 15.67 6 6 0 .500 Big Ten
36 Pittsburgh .585 .561 .599 22.18 21.91 6 5 0 .545 Big East *
37 Louisiana Tech .585 .519 .114 25.45 17.64 8 1 2 .818 Southern Independent
38 Arizona State .583 .545 .594 19.82 19.09 6 5 0 .545 Pac 10
39 Kansas .583 .363 .549 28.45 22.18 6 5 0 .545 Big 8
40 Central Michigan .576 .509 .251 18.64 14.27 6 1 4 .727 MAC
41 West Virginia .573 .568 .669 17.00 20.36 6 5 0 .545 Big East *
42 Kansas State .573 .311 .448 23.91 20.55 7 4 0 .636 Big 8
43 North Carolina .566 .473 .384 25.64 18.09 7 4 0 .636 ACC
44 Boston College .550 .436 .690 22.45 22.36 4 7 0 .364 Big East *
45 Texas .545 .671 .558 17.73 13.18 5 6 0 .455 SWC
46 Virginia Tech .545 .594 .594 25.00 20.82 5 6 0 .455 Big East *
47 San Jose State .544 .620 .353 33.82 27.09 6 4 1 .591 Big West
48 Auburn .543 .766 .603 21.18 19.45 5 6 0 .455 SEC
49 Southern California .540 .780 .852 20.82 25.09 3 8 0 .273 Pac 10
50 Utah .539 .428 .426 23.00 23.08 7 5 0 .583 WAC
51 Miami (Ohio) .536 .323 .316 19.45 12.73 6 4 1 .591 MAC
52 Texas Christian .529 .438 .373 25.36 24.27 7 4 0 .636 SWC
53 Louisiana State .528 .572 .662 22.55 23.91 5 6 0 .455 SEC
54 Memphis .518 .407 .547 20.73 20.82 5 6 0 .455 Southern Independent
55 Arkansas .515 .576 .567 14.58 16.92 6 6 0 .500 SWC
56 Rutgers .512 .374 .437 19.73 19.73 6 5 0 .545 Big East *
57 Texas Tech .509 .547 .382 28.64 24.73 6 5 0 .545 SWC
58 Mississippi .507 .609 .487 22.00 20.27 5 6 0 .455 SEC
59 South Carolina .500 .608 .660 22.73 24.36 3 6 2 .364 Southern Independent
60 Houston .499 .711 .609 32.09 31.27 4 7 0 .364 SWC
61 Washington State .488 .547 .619 25.45 30.91 4 7 0 .364 Pac 10
62 Vanderbilt .488 .300 .590 18.64 24.27 5 6 0 .455 SEC
63 Arizona .484 .647 .750 22.55 32.82 4 7 0 .364 Pac 10
64 Ball State .473 .487 .307 14.45 13.64 6 5 0 .545 MAC
65 Hawaii .467 .585 .574 27.92 32.33 4 7 1 .375 WAC
66 Toledo .466 .503 .399 17.00 19.00 5 5 1 .500 MAC
67 Western Michigan .460 .449 .345 19.82 23.00 6 5 0 .545 MAC
68 Purdue .449 .383 .583 19.91 24.73 4 7 0 .364 Big Ten
69 Utah State .447 .395 .438 20.09 24.09 5 6 0 .455 Big West
70 Wyoming .444 .600 .472 27.73 32.45 4 6 1 .409 WAC
71 Texas-El Paso .442 .369 .443 21.17 21.00 4 7 1 .375 WAC
72 Duke .442 .534 .516 21.00 25.45 4 6 1 .409 ACC
73 Oregon .425 .667 .639 16.91 22.55 3 8 0 .273 Pac 10
74 Southern Mississippi .415 .636 .449 19.27 20.45 4 7 0 .364 Southern Independent
75 Kentucky .414 .487 .604 17.27 24.36 3 8 0 .273 SEC
76 Wisconsin .409 .300 .334 15.64 17.64 5 6 0 .455 Big Ten
77 Cincinnati .401 .247 .513 18.27 29.36 4 7 0 .364 Eastern Independent
78 Pacific .397 .304 .315 36.25 40.08 5 7 0 .417 Big West
79 Rice .397 .389 .430 21.73 26.09 4 7 0 .364 SWC
80 Missouri .390 .407 .636 20.27 36.64 3 7 1 .318 Big 8
81 Iowa State .367 .469 .533 14.27 24.18 3 7 1 .318 Big 8
82 Michigan State .367 .715 .575 14.73 24.73 3 8 0 .273 Big Ten
83 Maryland .362 .588 .765 12.55 27.45 2 9 0 .182 ACC
84 Akron .361 .355 .202 23.36 28.00 5 6 0 .455 Eastern Independent
85 Colorado State .355 .544 .481 24.09 34.09 3 8 0 .273 WAC
86 Northwestern .342 .289 .558 14.55 27.82 3 8 0 .273 Big Ten
87 Eastern Michigan .325 .351 .394 13.09 21.09 3 7 1 .318 MAC
88 New Mexico .312 .305 .499 20.00 39.42 3 9 0 .250 WAC
89 Temple .307 .458 .634 13.18 26.36 2 9 0 .182 Big East *
90 Army .301 .454 .170 17.82 20.55 4 7 0 .364 Eastern Independent
91 Wake Forest .298 .410 .407 17.73 27.27 3 8 0 .273 ACC
92 Minnesota .296 .505 .669 9.45 27.45 2 9 0 .182 Big Ten
93 Louisiana-Lafayette .294 .472 .445 13.45 24.45 2 8 1 .227 Southern Independent
94 Wild Card U .285 .263 .430 17.66 31.64 12 41 0 .226  
95 Ohio .279 .179 .429 16.00 28.00 2 8 1 .227 MAC
96 Louisville .271 .619 .554 12.27 30.45 2 9 0 .182 Southern Independent
97 Nevada-Las Vegas .267 .319 .135 20.00 32.45 4 7 0 .364 Big West
98 Oregon State .266 .354 .704 11.36 33.18 1 10 0 .091 Pac 10
99 Oklahoma State .252 .499 .723 9.64 27.91 0 10 1 .045 Big 8
100 Long Beach State .241 .375 .414 18.55 37.45 2 9 0 .182 Big West
101 Northern Illinois .237 .492 .460 13.00 33.09 2 9 0 .182 Eastern Independent
102 Tulane .234 .425 .568 13.27 34.91 1 10 0 .091 Southern Independent
103 Southern Methodist .218 .245 .531 12.82 32.64 1 10 0 .091 SWC
104 New Mexico State .213 .129 .258 20.36 31.82 2 9 0 .182 Big West
105 Fullerton State .208 .319 .388 12.55 34.18 2 9 0 .182 Big West
106 Kent .205 .210 .430 14.45 27.91 1 10 0 .091 MAC
107 Navy .184 .357 .338 14.55 29.18 1 10 0 .091 Eastern Independent
108 Arkansas State .119 .305 .140 17.18 32.82 1 10 0 .091 Southern Independent

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SEC .630 .596 .615 69 46 0 .600 10
Pac 10 .603 .613 .680 60 54 0 .526 10
Big East * .600 .569 .609 51 39 0 .567 8
ACC .554 .611 .515 50 40 3 .554 8
Big 8 .551 .545 .568 45 41 5 .522 8
Big Ten .537 .553 .552 58 55 2 .513 10
SWC .517 .539 .495 51 51 0 .500 9
WAC .509 .522 .505 51 52 6 .495 9
Eastern Independent .491 .500 .454 48 45 0 .516 8
MAC .451 .371 .355 46 46 8 .500 9
Southern Independent .449 .521 .452 47 61 5 .438 10
Big West .371 .383 .304 36 53 1 .406 8

* The Big East had been formed and is rated as a separate conference but had not yet begun conference play.


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