1992 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1992 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .597 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.917.

The average home field advantage for this year is 4.67 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 Alabama .944 .781 .682 28.15 9.38 13 0 0 1.000 SEC
2 Florida State .901 .850 .710 37.17 15.50 11 1 0 .917 ACC
3 Miami (Florida) .878 .913 .664 30.75 13.42 11 1 0 .917 Big East *
4 Notre Dame .861 .826 .656 36.42 15.08 10 1 1 .875 Eastern Independent
5 Michigan .837 .829 .539 35.92 14.25 9 0 3 .875 Big Ten
6 Stanford .824 .649 .808 24.62 15.08 10 3 0 .769 Pac 10
7 Georgia .815 .639 .555 31.08 12.92 10 2 0 .833 SEC
8 Texas A&M .814 .753 .514 27.08 15.08 12 1 0 .923 SWC
9 Washington .804 .869 .725 28.08 15.50 9 3 0 .750 Pac 10
10 Syracuse .790 .733 .602 28.33 17.08 10 2 0 .833 Big East *
11 Tennessee .766 .769 .594 28.92 16.33 9 3 0 .750 SEC
12 Nebraska .764 .780 .572 36.75 16.58 9 3 0 .750 Big 8
13 Florida .761 .781 .803 24.23 21.85 9 4 0 .692 SEC
14 Ohio State .759 .637 .645 22.58 13.17 8 3 1 .708 Big Ten
15 North Carolina State .742 .654 .641 25.77 16.23 9 3 1 .731 ACC
16 Arizona .731 .566 .729 19.33 9.83 6 5 1 .542 Pac 10
17 Colorado .726 .772 .481 28.33 18.67 9 2 1 .792 Big 8
18 Hawaii .722 .526 .452 32.38 24.38 11 2 0 .846 WAC
19 Washington State .721 .517 .640 28.08 23.42 9 3 0 .750 Pac 10
20 Mississippi .710 .558 .523 20.25 14.50 9 3 0 .750 SEC
21 Bowling Green State .702 .533 .407 27.00 19.58 10 2 0 .833 MAC
22 North Carolina .699 .520 .540 24.08 19.42 9 3 0 .750 ACC
23 Southern California .690 .660 .882 22.00 20.75 6 5 1 .542 Pac 10
24 Fresno State .684 .628 .520 39.23 28.00 9 4 0 .692 WAC
25 Boston College .667 .493 .497 27.50 19.83 8 3 1 .708 Big East *
26 Mississippi State .665 .555 .667 21.00 16.42 7 5 0 .583 SEC
27 Penn State .665 .808 .577 32.58 19.50 7 5 0 .583 Eastern Independent
28 Brigham Young .663 .721 .636 28.85 22.92 8 5 0 .615 WAC
29 Wake Forest .650 .354 .620 22.17 21.67 8 4 0 .667 ACC
30 Arizona State .640 .564 .669 21.36 16.82 6 5 0 .545 Pac 10
31 Southern Mississippi .636 .526 .526 19.91 17.73 7 4 0 .636 Southern Independent
32 Kansas .630 .473 .444 31.08 21.83 8 4 0 .667 Big 8
33 Virginia .625 .702 .522 31.00 20.82 7 4 0 .636 ACC
34 Toledo .614 .485 .293 24.45 13.91 8 3 0 .727 MAC
35 Oregon .609 .546 .686 22.08 18.50 6 6 0 .500 Pac 10
36 Baylor .599 .603 .504 28.67 23.17 7 5 0 .583 SWC
37 West Virginia .591 .570 .537 26.00 21.64 5 4 2 .545 Big East *
38 Memphis .581 .463 .436 28.36 16.45 6 5 0 .545 Southern Independent
39 UCLA .569 .705 .650 18.27 20.73 6 5 0 .545 Pac 10
40 Rutgers .565 .443 .327 31.00 22.27 7 4 0 .636 Big East *
41 Utah .563 .484 .576 26.67 24.08 6 6 0 .500 WAC
42 Clemson .562 .775 .595 23.73 19.36 5 6 0 .455 ACC
43 Illinois .559 .633 .485 19.00 19.58 6 5 1 .542 Big Ten
44 Texas .556 .608 .543 26.55 25.64 6 5 0 .545 SWC
45 Oklahoma .553 .727 .454 24.64 17.82 5 4 2 .545 Big 8
46 Georgia Tech .548 .691 .695 21.55 26.00 5 6 0 .455 ACC
47 San Diego State .548 .587 .612 30.36 30.73 5 5 1 .500 WAC
48 California .536 .695 .743 25.82 25.82 4 7 0 .364 Pac 10
49 Auburn .533 .655 .562 20.73 18.64 5 5 1 .500 SEC
50 Western Michigan .530 .455 .248 17.91 16.09 7 3 1 .682 MAC
51 Louisville .530 .445 .642 19.45 22.09 5 6 0 .455 Southern Independent
52 San Jose State .529 .582 .347 30.00 28.09 7 4 0 .636 Big West
53 South Carolina .524 .554 .719 14.55 21.82 5 6 0 .455 SEC
54 Iowa .519 .709 .660 20.25 23.17 5 7 0 .417 Big Ten
55 Akron .511 .358 .176 19.82 16.91 7 3 1 .682 MAC
56 Air Force .510 .636 .387 19.08 19.83 7 5 0 .583 WAC
57 Vanderbilt .508 .394 .685 20.36 25.18 4 7 0 .364 SEC
58 Michigan State .505 .541 .599 21.64 23.73 5 6 0 .455 Big Ten
59 Louisiana Tech .505 .552 .534 18.09 15.18 5 6 0 .455 Southern Independent
60 Wisconsin .502 .355 .522 19.27 18.09 5 6 0 .455 Big Ten
61 Rice .493 .393 .346 26.73 23.73 6 5 0 .545 SWC
62 Wyoming .492 .522 .571 25.17 28.42 5 7 0 .417 WAC
63 Texas Tech .490 .528 .532 26.09 30.18 5 6 0 .455 SWC
64 Miami (Ohio) .488 .430 .290 19.09 18.55 6 4 1 .591 MAC
65 Nevada .481 .274 .208 26.50 23.58 7 5 0 .583 Big West
66 Central Michigan .478 .543 .345 22.45 15.45 5 6 0 .455 MAC
67 Arkansas .462 .545 .692 15.64 19.00 3 7 1 .318 SEC
68 Indiana .461 .611 .467 16.09 17.91 5 6 0 .455 Big Ten
69 East Carolina .454 .633 .495 26.27 33.36 5 6 0 .455 Eastern Independent
70 Houston .446 .605 .514 34.36 35.09 4 7 0 .364 SWC
71 Kentucky .446 .451 .618 18.82 25.45 4 7 0 .364 SEC
72 Utah State .444 .421 .440 27.27 29.82 5 6 0 .455 Big West
73 Maryland .442 .475 .687 26.55 33.18 3 8 0 .273 ACC
74 Purdue .440 .416 .566 19.18 24.27 4 7 0 .364 Big Ten
75 Kansas State .433 .442 .400 17.73 21.18 5 6 0 .455 Big 8
76 Colorado State .428 .449 .426 23.42 27.83 5 7 0 .417 WAC
77 New Mexico State .427 .171 .274 26.00 30.00 6 5 0 .545 Big West
78 Virginia Tech .419 .569 .611 24.55 25.64 2 8 1 .227 Big East *
79 Southern Methodist .417 .231 .408 19.27 25.09 5 6 0 .455 SWC
80 Nevada-Las Vegas .416 .293 .263 22.09 28.27 6 5 0 .545 Big West
81 Northern Illinois .408 .365 .269 18.45 17.55 5 6 0 .455 Eastern Independent
82 Northwestern .398 .316 .780 15.45 33.91 3 8 0 .273 Big Ten
83 Duke .397 .488 .661 24.09 31.18 2 9 0 .182 ACC
84 Ball State .396 .480 .372 15.55 22.09 5 6 0 .455 MAC
85 Oklahoma State .394 .375 .499 14.64 22.82 4 6 1 .409 Big 8
86 Tulsa .392 .536 .437 21.82 27.55 4 7 0 .364 Southern Independent
87 Iowa State .387 .418 .377 21.00 22.00 4 7 0 .364 Big 8
88 Louisiana State .385 .550 .695 15.91 23.73 2 9 0 .182 SEC
89 Missouri .381 .399 .567 19.45 24.45 3 8 0 .273 Big 8
90 Army .362 .377 .223 20.45 22.82 5 6 0 .455 Eastern Independent
91 Cincinnati .352 .324 .507 18.09 25.09 3 8 0 .273 Eastern Independent
92 New Mexico .349 .308 .394 22.45 26.09 3 8 0 .273 WAC
93 Pittsburgh .348 .573 .539 24.08 35.75 3 9 0 .250 Big East *
94 Oregon State .338 .310 .818 14.82 33.00 1 9 1 .136 Pac 10
95 Pacific .329 .351 .387 23.00 26.09 3 8 0 .273 Big West
96 Minnesota .315 .400 .566 18.18 28.45 2 9 0 .182 Big Ten
97 Texas Christian .314 .483 .511 17.73 29.00 2 8 1 .227 SWC
98 Wild Card U .305 .274 .486 15.53 29.65 12 36 1 .255  
99 Tulane .288 .329 .640 13.27 31.73 2 9 0 .182 Southern Independent
100 Texas-El Paso .268 .406 .521 23.09 35.09 1 10 0 .091 WAC
101 Navy .219 .271 .553 11.91 30.73 1 10 0 .091 Eastern Independent
102 Temple .215 .382 .634 12.00 34.82 1 10 0 .091 Big East *
103 Kent .204 .207 .320 12.09 27.36 2 9 0 .182 MAC
104 Fullerton State .204 .263 .361 12.36 30.27 2 9 0 .182 Big West
105 Louisiana-Lafayette .197 .383 .309 13.00 27.82 2 9 0 .182 Southern Independent
106 Arkansas State .188 .212 .391 10.73 36.55 2 9 0 .182 Southern Independent
107 Eastern Michigan .165 .338 .407 10.64 30.55 1 10 0 .091 MAC
108 Ohio .158 .229 .274 13.18 23.00 1 10 0 .091 MAC

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
Pac 10 .646 .608 .735 63 51 3 .551 10
SEC .627 .603 .650 80 58 2 .579 12
ACC .618 .612 .630 59 44 1 .572 9
Big East * .559 .585 .551 47 41 4 .533 8
Big 8 .533 .548 .474 47 40 4 .538 8
Big Ten .530 .545 .583 52 57 5 .478 10
WAC .523 .527 .510 60 59 1 .504 10
SWC .516 .526 .484 47 43 1 .522 8
Eastern Independent .474 .515 .469 36 42 1 .462 7
MAC .425 .406 .313 52 56 3 .482 10
Southern Independent .415 .431 .489 33 55 0 .375 8
Big West .404 .336 .326 36 42 0 .462 7

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


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