2002 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 2002 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .549 and the root for determining point spreads was 1.684.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.15 points.

KEY: PR=Final power rating, PS=Pre-season power rating, SOS=strength of schedule.


Rank Team PR PS SOS PF PA Wins Losses Pct Conference
1 Ohio State .923 .682 .730 29.29 13.07 14 0 1.000 Big Ten
2 Southern California .891 .614 .892 35.77 18.46 11 2 .846 Pac 10
3 Miami (Florida) .880 .879 .673 40.54 19.08 12 1 .923 Big East
4 Georgia .876 .691 .688 32.14 15.14 13 1 .929 SEC
5 Oklahoma .864 .788 .701 38.64 15.43 12 2 .857 Big 12
6 Texas .838 .772 .679 33.77 16.31 11 2 .846 Big 12
7 Kansas State .819 .746 .472 44.77 11.85 11 2 .846 Big 12
8 Iowa .818 .538 .619 37.23 19.69 11 2 .846 Big Ten
9 Alabama .807 .631 .713 28.23 15.38 10 3 .769 SEC
10 Michigan .790 .757 .786 27.77 20.38 10 3 .769 Big Ten
11 Maryland .774 .614 .613 32.21 16.29 11 3 .786 ACC
12 North Carolina State .772 .597 .566 32.86 17.00 11 3 .786 ACC
13 Notre Dame .770 .634 .724 22.31 16.69 10 3 .769 Independent
14 Florida State .767 .820 .867 30.57 21.50 9 5 .643 ACC
15 Penn State .759 .596 .670 34.31 17.46 9 4 .692 Big Ten
16 Washington State .756 .623 .636 33.15 22.77 10 3 .769 Pac 10
17 Boise State .754 .597 .229 45.62 18.46 12 1 .923 WAC
18 Auburn .753 .634 .659 29.85 17.77 9 4 .692 SEC
19 Virginia Tech .746 .769 .628 30.64 18.79 10 4 .714 Big East
20 Texas Tech .721 .615 .806 38.36 31.36 9 5 .643 Big 12
21 Colorado .718 .692 .813 28.43 23.21 9 5 .643 Big 12
22 Pittsburgh .710 .573 .612 25.46 17.85 9 4 .692 Big East
23 West Virginia .704 .501 .639 30.46 23.23 9 4 .692 Big East
24 Arkansas .702 .625 .716 26.43 19.79 9 5 .643 SEC
25 Virginia .699 .540 .768 28.71 24.86 9 5 .643 ACC
26 Florida .697 .842 .735 25.85 21.46 8 5 .615 SEC
27 Boston College .685 .623 .526 30.15 19.46 9 4 .692 Big East
28 Texas Christian .682 .567 .320 30.08 18.50 10 2 .833 CUSA
29 UCLA .682 .664 .726 29.77 25.08 8 5 .615 Pac 10
30 Colorado State .678 .637 .565 29.86 23.71 10 4 .714 MWC
31 Wisconsin .669 .652 .761 26.57 23.00 8 6 .571 Big Ten
32 Louisiana State .669 .697 .664 24.85 18.31 8 5 .615 SEC
33 Marshall .663 .665 .252 35.15 24.23 11 2 .846 MAC
34 South Florida .661 .449 .402 30.82 18.55 9 2 .818 Independent
35 Oregon State .649 .625 .574 31.85 20.54 8 5 .615 Pac 10
36 Tennessee .645 .812 .595 22.77 17.46 8 5 .615 SEC
37 California .641 .405 .587 35.58 26.50 7 5 .583 Pac 10
38 Purdue .640 .626 .632 29.69 22.15 7 6 .538 Big Ten
39 Washington .633 .722 .665 30.62 26.31 7 6 .538 Pac 10
40 Oklahoma State .632 .478 .536 34.31 27.38 8 5 .615 Big 12
41 Minnesota .626 .514 .571 28.92 24.54 8 5 .615 Big Ten
42 Arizona State .620 .541 .634 32.29 29.07 8 6 .571 Pac 10
43 Iowa State .617 .574 .763 28.86 28.29 7 7 .500 Big 12
44 Toledo .616 .632 .482 35.36 27.00 9 5 .643 MAC
45 Clemson .613 .631 .696 25.38 26.85 7 6 .538 ACC
46 Georgia Tech .611 .688 .665 21.54 20.54 7 6 .538 ACC
47 Wake Forest .605 .461 .647 27.38 25.15 7 6 .538 ACC
48 Mississippi .597 .598 .616 27.00 25.46 7 6 .538 SEC
49 Hawaii .596 .487 .296 35.86 27.79 10 4 .714 WAC
50 Cincinnati .592 .498 .596 29.21 23.50 7 7 .500 CUSA
51 Fresno State .587 .648 .478 27.00 27.07 9 5 .643 WAC
52 Bowling Green State .587 .475 .230 40.83 25.33 9 3 .750 MAC
53 Oregon .582 .797 .545 32.08 27.85 7 6 .538 Pac 10
54 Texas A&M .580 .685 .582 28.75 23.33 6 6 .500 Big 12
55 Kentucky .578 .443 .488 32.08 25.08 7 5 .583 SEC
56 North Texas .577 .329 .434 19.15 14.77 8 5 .615 Sun Belt
57 Northern Illinois .574 .454 .372 31.25 24.83 8 4 .667 MAC
58 Air Force .574 .550 .365 33.85 23.31 8 5 .615 MWC
59 Nebraska .573 .848 .611 27.36 23.93 7 7 .500 Big 12
60 Miami (Ohio) .568 .540 .471 32.00 27.08 7 5 .583 MAC
61 Illinois .552 .640 .652 28.83 25.58 5 7 .417 Big Ten
62 Louisville .548 .672 .462 28.77 24.54 7 6 .538 CUSA
63 Tulane .542 .406 .308 27.77 21.69 8 5 .615 CUSA
64 Southern Mississippi .539 .618 .452 21.69 18.31 7 6 .538 CUSA
65 Missouri .536 .456 .656 30.00 29.33 5 7 .417 Big 12
66 Central Florida .527 .524 .339 32.58 26.25 7 5 .583 MAC
67 South Carolina .503 .627 .661 18.75 21.83 5 7 .417 SEC
68 New Mexico .491 .474 .448 24.36 25.57 7 7 .500 MWC
69 Connecticut .478 .214 .304 31.08 22.50 6 6 .500 Independent
70 New Mexico State .478 .366 .305 27.25 27.33 7 5 .583 Sun Belt
71 San Jose State .450 .402 .453 28.92 35.92 6 7 .462 WAC
72 Utah .445 .602 .368 22.64 20.55 5 6 .455 MWC
73 Syracuse .439 .696 .582 28.92 33.83 4 8 .333 Big East
74 Ball State .430 .350 .362 23.17 27.75 6 6 .500 MAC
75 Michigan State .428 .621 .600 26.33 33.17 4 8 .333 Big Ten
76 Arizona .421 .557 .597 18.92 25.83 4 8 .333 Pac 10
77 Temple .421 .366 .596 20.17 29.25 4 8 .333 Big East
78 Nevada .418 .340 .410 27.58 30.92 5 7 .417 WAC
79 Nevada-Las Vegas .416 .435 .428 24.33 30.50 5 7 .417 MWC
80 North Carolina .406 .615 .772 18.58 35.08 3 9 .250 ACC
81 Houston .404 .299 .393 26.67 32.75 5 7 .417 CUSA
82 East Carolina .401 .593 .493 27.92 33.25 4 8 .333 CUSA
83 San Diego State .399 .383 .540 23.77 31.62 4 9 .308 MWC
84 Brigham Young .397 .650 .392 22.67 27.75 5 7 .417 MWC
85 Stanford .387 .664 .778 20.45 34.27 2 9 .182 Pac 10
86 Western Michigan .383 .526 .415 25.25 27.50 4 8 .333 MAC
87 Akron .377 .403 .396 27.08 31.58 4 8 .333 MAC
88 Alabama-Birmingham .376 .488 .360 22.33 30.83 5 7 .417 CUSA
89 Northwestern .374 .503 .643 22.67 41.08 3 9 .250 Big Ten
90 Mississippi State .368 .567 .595 18.92 28.25 3 9 .250 SEC
91 Indiana .365 .484 .591 21.50 37.08 3 9 .250 Big Ten
92 Arkansas State .363 .214 .221 19.92 27.77 6 7 .462 Sun Belt
93 Ohio .353 .365 .378 24.92 31.17 4 8 .333 MAC
94 Louisiana Tech .351 .512 .416 26.67 35.50 4 8 .333 WAC
95 Middle Tennessee State .350 .444 .309 24.75 27.67 4 8 .333 Sun Belt
96 Memphis .339 .438 .394 25.25 27.25 3 9 .250 CUSA
97 Duke .338 .257 .608 18.92 29.42 2 10 .167 ACC
98 Vanderbilt .335 .359 .651 18.42 30.67 2 10 .167 SEC
99 Utah State .333 .405 .354 27.73 39.27 4 7 .364 Independent
100 Troy State .323 .393 .303 18.17 21.00 4 8 .333 Independent
101 Central Michigan .322 .286 .338 22.25 32.00 4 8 .333 MAC
102 Baylor .311 .327 .648 16.83 41.33 3 9 .250 Big 12
103 Rice .306 .488 .221 23.00 26.91 4 7 .364 WAC
104 Louisiana-Lafayette .285 .206 .401 16.92 29.33 3 9 .250 Sun Belt
105 Wyoming .284 .332 .470 24.00 36.00 2 10 .167 MWC
106 Kent .278 .320 .378 16.83 35.33 3 9 .250 MAC
107 Navy .272 .239 .420 24.17 36.33 2 10 .167 Independent
108 Idaho .262 .322 .404 23.75 35.67 2 10 .167 Sun Belt
109 Louisiana-Monroe .258 .208 .374 19.67 37.58 3 9 .250 Sun Belt
110 Southern Methodist .254 .361 .336 17.25 31.50 3 9 .250 WAC
111 Kansas .249 .425 .494 20.67 42.25 2 10 .167 Big 12
112 Eastern Michigan .238 .243 .319 23.83 47.17 3 9 .250 MAC
113 Rutgers .225 .257 .558 13.92 33.08 1 11 .083 Big East
114 Wild Card U .215 .246 .503 15.82 40.65 8 57 .123  
115 Texas-El Paso .198 .368 .362 18.33 42.58 2 10 .167 WAC
116 Tulsa .174 .274 .325 19.42 34.75 1 11 .083 WAC
117 Buffalo .154 .201 .281 17.83 34.67 1 11 .083 MAC
118 Army .151 .279 .264 18.83 40.92 1 11 .083 CUSA

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Pct. Teams
Big Ten .631 .601 .659 82 59 .582 11
SEC .628 .627 .648 89 65 .578 12
Pac 10 .626 .621 .663 72 55 .567 10
Big 12 .622 .617 .647 90 67 .573 12
ACC .620 .580 .689 66 53 .555 9
Big East .601 .583 .602 58 44 .569 8
Independent .473 .389 .418 35 36 .493 6
MWC .461 .508 .447 46 55 .455 8
CUSA .457 .486 .404 57 68 .456 10
MAC .434 .427 .358 80 91 .468 14
WAC .409 .448 .353 56 69 .448 10
Sun Belt .368 .298 .350 33 53 .384 7

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