2006 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 2006 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .578 and the root for determining point spreads was 2.083.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.56 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 Florida .924 .728 .825 29.71 13.50 13 1 .929 SEC
2 Louisville .893 .715 .662 37.77 16.31 12 1 .923 Big East
3 Southern California .889 .891 .832 30.46 15.15 11 2 .846 Pac 10
4 Ohio State .885 .810 .594 34.62 12.77 12 1 .923 Big Ten
5 Boise State .863 .688 .425 39.69 17.62 13 0 1.000 WAC
6 Michigan .857 .745 .686 29.23 15.92 11 2 .846 Big Ten
7 Louisiana State .850 .795 .637 33.69 12.62 11 2 .846 SEC
8 Auburn .834 .776 .661 24.77 13.92 11 2 .846 SEC
9 Rutgers .819 .456 .565 29.77 14.31 11 2 .846 Big East
10 West Virginia .817 .715 .595 38.85 21.69 11 2 .846 Big East
11 Wisconsin .813 .711 .374 29.23 12.08 12 1 .923 Big Ten
12 Brigham Young .793 .537 .432 36.77 14.69 11 2 .846 MWC
13 California .793 .693 .671 32.85 19.31 10 3 .769 Pac 10
14 Oklahoma .792 .812 .636 30.29 17.29 11 3 .786 Big 12
15 Arkansas .784 .580 .723 28.86 18.29 10 4 .714 SEC
16 Tennessee .773 .662 .784 27.85 19.54 9 4 .692 SEC
17 Virginia Tech .771 .807 .505 25.85 11.00 10 3 .769 ACC
18 Texas .757 .888 .539 35.92 18.31 10 3 .769 Big 12
19 Boston College .755 .710 .570 26.00 15.69 10 3 .769 ACC
20 Notre Dame .749 .692 .638 31.00 23.77 10 3 .769 Independent
21 Wake Forest .747 .500 .589 21.57 15.36 11 3 .786 ACC
22 Georgia .743 .792 .622 25.15 17.62 9 4 .692 SEC
23 Texas Christian .739 .679 .309 29.23 12.31 11 2 .846 MWC
24 Oregon State .730 .593 .725 27.79 22.21 10 4 .714 Pac 10
25 South Carolina .727 .595 .728 26.62 18.69 8 5 .615 SEC
26 Hawaii .711 .496 .348 46.86 24.07 11 3 .786 WAC
27 Nebraska .696 .649 .613 30.57 18.29 9 5 .643 Big 12
28 Penn State .690 .692 .548 22.31 14.38 9 4 .692 Big Ten
29 Clemson .682 .670 .526 32.69 16.15 8 5 .615 ACC
30 Georgia Tech .679 .647 .604 24.93 18.36 9 5 .643 ACC
31 Texas A&M .674 .610 .510 27.85 20.54 9 4 .692 Big 12
32 UCLA .670 .682 .743 23.00 19.92 7 6 .538 Pac 10
33 South Florida .669 .527 .500 23.00 16.92 9 4 .692 Big East
34 Cincinnati .662 .471 .643 21.08 19.62 8 5 .615 Big East
35 Kentucky .652 .382 .733 26.69 28.38 8 5 .615 SEC
36 Maryland .644 .598 .548 21.85 21.85 9 4 .692 ACC
37 Houston .643 .452 .383 33.00 23.50 10 4 .714 CUSA
38 Central Michigan .642 .406 .398 29.71 22.29 10 4 .714 MAC
39 Missouri .642 .580 .497 30.08 19.54 8 5 .615 Big 12
40 Oregon .634 .687 .721 29.46 26.54 7 6 .538 Pac 10
41 Florida State .626 .743 .618 26.54 19.85 7 6 .538 ACC
42 Texas Tech .620 .729 .530 32.46 25.08 8 5 .615 Big 12
43 Arizona State .620 .649 .659 26.77 25.08 7 6 .538 Pac 10
44 Southern Mississippi .615 .589 .474 25.43 18.57 9 5 .643 CUSA
45 Oklahoma State .613 .564 .585 35.23 25.62 7 6 .538 Big 12
46 Utah .603 .667 .442 27.92 19.85 8 5 .615 MWC
47 Navy .599 .532 .307 28.23 20.08 9 4 .692 Independent
48 Washington State .598 .563 .681 24.58 23.08 6 6 .500 Pac 10
49 Tulsa .591 .523 .400 26.92 19.69 8 5 .615 CUSA
50 Alabama .586 .702 .600 22.92 19.23 6 7 .462 SEC
51 Nevada .584 .488 .347 30.08 19.15 8 5 .615 WAC
52 San Jose State .580 .292 .291 24.92 20.77 9 4 .692 WAC
53 Arizona .575 .441 .753 16.58 19.58 6 6 .500 Pac 10
54 Miami (Florida) .573 .805 .521 19.62 15.46 7 6 .538 ACC
55 Pittsburgh .572 .563 .537 31.75 22.83 6 6 .500 Big East
56 Washington .559 .421 .741 21.83 25.92 5 7 .417 Pac 10
57 Minnesota .548 .658 .625 28.92 26.00 6 7 .462 Big Ten
58 Western Michigan .545 .399 .339 23.00 19.92 8 5 .615 MAC
59 Ohio .540 .334 .336 19.71 18.07 9 5 .643 MAC
60 Iowa .539 .714 .541 23.85 20.69 6 7 .462 Big Ten
61 Purdue .537 .629 .497 26.00 26.71 8 6 .571 Big Ten
62 East Carolina .523 .385 .452 21.54 20.77 7 6 .538 CUSA
63 Kansas State .518 .581 .505 22.77 23.77 7 6 .538 Big 12
64 Middle Tennessee State .516 .374 .464 22.77 23.23 7 6 .538 Sun Belt
65 Troy .514 .390 .298 22.77 22.23 8 5 .615 Sun Belt
66 Rice .501 .340 .488 26.46 32.46 7 6 .538 CUSA
67 Northern Illinois .501 .583 .326 25.46 21.15 7 6 .538 MAC
68 Vanderbilt .496 .413 .681 22.00 23.67 4 8 .333 SEC
69 Kansas .494 .548 .388 29.00 25.50 6 6 .500 Big 12
70 Wyoming .470 .447 .410 21.50 22.00 6 6 .500 MWC
71 Connecticut .444 .494 .636 21.42 27.00 4 8 .333 Big East
72 Mississippi .442 .463 .655 15.67 22.92 4 8 .333 SEC
73 Southern Methodist .441 .370 .296 27.08 24.50 6 6 .500 CUSA
74 Virginia .433 .655 .505 15.08 17.83 5 7 .417 ACC
75 Syracuse .427 .411 .676 17.42 24.58 4 8 .333 Big East
76 Air Force .426 .479 .508 23.25 25.17 4 8 .333 MWC
77 New Mexico .425 .554 .341 21.85 24.00 6 7 .462 MWC
78 Michigan State .420 .570 .518 25.17 28.42 4 8 .333 Big Ten
79 Indiana .416 .405 .538 23.08 32.83 5 7 .417 Big Ten
80 Mississippi State .410 .353 .691 18.42 25.75 3 9 .250 SEC
81 Ball State .408 .357 .272 27.17 25.75 5 7 .417 MAC
82 Louisiana-Lafayette .407 .362 .273 20.67 24.67 6 6 .500 Sun Belt
83 Fresno State .397 .643 .480 23.00 28.25 4 8 .333 WAC
84 Baylor .397 .442 .557 23.58 32.58 4 8 .333 Big 12
85 Marshall .394 .474 .401 25.92 29.25 5 7 .417 CUSA
86 Akron .387 .453 .342 19.67 22.58 5 7 .417 MAC
87 North Carolina State .383 .634 .553 17.50 21.83 3 9 .250 ACC
88 Louisiana-Monroe .374 .322 .365 21.83 22.25 4 8 .333 Sun Belt
89 Texas-El Paso .373 .496 .294 27.33 31.25 5 7 .417 CUSA
90 Kent .368 .274 .174 17.83 20.08 6 6 .500 MAC
91 Arkansas State .367 .355 .271 15.17 24.08 6 6 .500 Sun Belt
92 Northwestern .365 .593 .513 16.50 26.17 4 8 .333 Big Ten
93 Toledo .352 .604 .254 23.42 27.67 5 7 .417 MAC
94 New Mexico State .347 .285 .276 31.17 30.75 4 8 .333 WAC
95 Tulane .345 .347 .530 18.67 33.33 4 8 .333 CUSA
96 Florida Atlantic .343 .311 .366 15.08 24.92 5 7 .417 Sun Belt
97 North Carolina .342 .538 .609 18.00 30.50 3 9 .250 ACC
98 Iowa State .338 .584 .460 18.83 30.75 4 8 .333 Big 12
99 Central Florida .336 .416 .411 19.33 28.75 4 8 .333 CUSA
100 Colorado State .334 .538 .376 16.83 21.92 4 8 .333 MWC
101 Alabama-Birmingham .332 .474 .431 18.75 24.75 3 9 .250 CUSA
102 Illinois .330 .368 .550 19.58 26.75 2 10 .167 Big Ten
103 Idaho .318 .256 .465 16.92 34.75 4 8 .333 WAC
104 Colorado .310 .638 .507 16.33 22.25 2 10 .167 Big 12
105 Bowling Green State .303 .568 .285 19.50 28.33 4 8 .333 MAC
106 Army .303 .325 .431 19.25 27.92 3 9 .250 Independent
107 Stanford .296 .530 .855 10.58 31.42 1 11 .083 Pac 10
108 San Diego State .279 .478 .448 14.17 27.08 3 9 .250 MWC
109 Louisiana Tech .268 .508 .512 18.62 41.69 3 10 .231 WAC
110 Memphis .253 .554 .359 23.42 30.42 2 10 .167 CUSA
111 Miami (Ohio) .244 .576 .338 18.50 25.33 2 10 .167 MAC
112 Nevada-Las Vegas .239 .341 .431 19.83 31.83 2 10 .167 MWC
113 North Texas .237 .362 .319 12.83 25.33 3 9 .250 Sun Belt
114 Buffalo .232 .166 .471 18.33 35.92 2 10 .167 MAC
115 Wild Card U .228 .221 .690 11.74 38.46 7 71 .090  
116 Duke .192 .317 .572 14.92 33.83 0 12 .000 ACC
117 Utah State .190 .309 .604 10.83 38.50 1 11 .083 WAC
118 Temple .187 .256 .612 10.92 41.33 1 11 .083 Independent
119 Eastern Michigan .177 .315 .377 13.92 26.83 1 11 .083 MAC
120 Florida International .129 .275 .374 9.58 26.08 0 12 .000 Sun Belt

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Pct Teams
SEC .685 .603 .695 96 59 .619 12
Big East .663 .544 .602 65 36 .644 8
Pac 10 .636 .615 .738 70 57 .551 10
Big Ten .582 .627 .544 79 61 .564 11
Big 12 .571 .636 .527 85 69 .552 12
ACC .569 .635 .560 82 72 .532 12
MWC .479 .524 .411 55 57 .491 9
WAC .473 .441 .416 57 57 .500 9
Independent .460 .451 .497 23 27 .460 4
CUSA .446 .452 .410 70 81 .464 12
MAC .392 .420 .326 64 86 .427 12
Sun Belt .361 .344 .341 39 59 .398 8

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