2009 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 2009 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .561 and the root for determining point spreads was 2.090.

The average home field advantage for this year is 3.05 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 Alabama .979 .729 .859 32.07 11.71 14 0 1.000 SEC
2 Florida .939 .854 .800 35.86 12.43 13 1 .929 SEC
3 Texas .909 .825 .708 39.29 16.71 13 1 .929 Big 12
4 Boise State .873 .764 .417 42.21 17.14 14 0 1.000 WAC
5 Texas Christian .871 .733 .525 38.31 12.77 12 1 .923 MWC
6 Virginia Tech .859 .753 .769 31.85 15.62 10 3 .769 ACC
7 Cincinnati .855 .685 .636 38.62 23.08 12 1 .923 Big East
8 Ohio State .847 .797 .631 29.00 12.54 11 2 .846 Big Ten
9 Iowa .816 .628 .639 23.15 15.38 11 2 .846 Big Ten
10 Penn State .806 .752 .519 28.85 12.23 11 2 .846 Big Ten
11 Louisiana State .802 .741 .774 24.85 16.23 9 4 .692 SEC
12 Oregon .798 .718 .751 36.08 23.77 10 3 .769 Pac 10
13 Nebraska .795 .647 .659 25.14 10.43 10 4 .714 Big 12
14 Georgia Tech .790 .645 .753 33.79 24.79 11 3 .786 ACC
15 Pittsburgh .776 .622 .634 32.08 19.77 10 3 .769 Big East
16 Brigham Young .771 .694 .527 35.46 21.54 11 2 .846 MWC
17 Miami (Florida) .747 .595 .744 30.31 22.15 9 4 .692 ACC
18 Arkansas .747 .589 .754 36.00 25.08 8 5 .615 SEC
19 Oklahoma .744 .826 .710 31.08 14.54 8 5 .615 Big 12
20 Tennessee .738 .618 .718 29.31 22.23 7 6 .538 SEC
21 Wisconsin .737 .635 .589 31.77 21.77 10 3 .769 Big Ten
22 Mississippi .735 .590 .642 29.54 17.69 9 4 .692 SEC
23 Clemson .731 .656 .712 31.14 20.43 9 5 .643 ACC
24 Auburn .730 .629 .741 33.31 27.54 8 5 .615 SEC
25 Southern California .729 .869 .663 26.46 19.85 9 4 .692 Pac 10
26 Central Michigan .725 .527 .348 33.93 18.93 12 2 .857 MAC
27 Texas Tech .725 .722 .529 37.00 22.46 9 4 .692 Big 12
28 Utah .724 .752 .488 29.85 20.23 10 3 .769 MWC
29 West Virginia .711 .731 .650 26.15 21.69 9 4 .692 Big East
30 Georgia .703 .768 .797 28.92 25.92 8 5 .615 SEC
31 Connecticut .697 .593 .677 31.15 23.62 8 5 .615 Big East
32 Oklahoma State .695 .659 .626 28.38 21.69 9 4 .692 Big 12
33 North Carolina .689 .553 .632 23.77 17.08 8 5 .615 ACC
34 Arizona .685 .586 .728 27.38 23.92 8 5 .615 Pac 10
35 Navy .681 .575 .476 28.00 19.43 10 4 .714 Independent
36 Oregon State .680 .709 .659 31.46 25.00 8 5 .615 Pac 10
37 Rutgers .676 .633 .475 28.85 17.92 9 4 .692 Big East
38 Stanford .675 .485 .609 35.46 26.54 8 5 .615 Pac 10
39 South Carolina .663 .619 .789 20.62 20.38 7 6 .538 SEC
40 Houston .663 .567 .448 42.21 30.07 10 4 .714 CUSA
41 Air Force .663 .577 .490 29.69 15.69 8 5 .615 MWC
42 Kentucky .656 .584 .686 26.08 22.69 7 6 .538 SEC
43 Florida State .648 .682 .772 30.08 30.00 7 6 .538 ACC
44 South Florida .643 .637 .565 26.46 19.77 8 5 .615 Big East
45 East Carolina .630 .564 .549 27.00 21.93 9 5 .643 CUSA
46 Boston College .630 .708 .582 24.77 19.77 8 5 .615 ACC
47 Missouri .624 .719 .597 29.00 25.38 8 5 .615 Big 12
48 California .623 .692 .596 29.08 25.46 8 5 .615 Pac 10
49 Middle Tennessee State .620 .413 .284 32.00 23.69 10 3 .769 Sun Belt
50 Troy .620 .554 .447 33.69 29.77 9 4 .692 Sun Belt
51 Mississippi State .619 .460 .876 25.58 26.75 5 7 .417 SEC
52 Fresno State .614 .545 .488 33.85 28.38 8 5 .615 WAC
53 Nevada .599 .524 .429 38.23 28.54 8 5 .615 WAC
54 UCLA .597 .536 .655 22.00 21.23 7 6 .538 Pac 10
55 Northwestern .594 .554 .462 25.92 24.46 8 5 .615 Big Ten
56 Notre Dame .588 .562 .628 30.08 25.92 6 6 .500 Independent
57 Michigan State .573 .617 .635 29.69 26.31 6 7 .462 Big Ten
58 Central Florida .564 .440 .437 26.15 22.54 8 5 .615 CUSA
59 Ohio .561 .399 .343 24.79 21.29 9 5 .643 MAC
60 Temple .559 .351 .212 29.54 22.31 9 4 .692 MAC
61 Texas A&M .556 .530 .621 32.85 33.54 6 7 .462 Big 12
62 Southern Methodist .553 .292 .382 29.23 27.62 8 5 .615 CUSA
63 Iowa State .545 .370 .519 20.54 21.85 7 6 .538 Big 12
64 Washington .544 .383 .710 26.08 26.67 5 7 .417 Pac 10
65 Idaho .533 .249 .396 32.69 36.00 8 5 .615 WAC
66 Minnesota .531 .494 .674 20.92 23.77 6 7 .462 Big Ten
67 Southern Mississippi .527 .551 .367 32.92 25.85 7 6 .538 CUSA
68 Bowling Green State .517 .479 .434 28.46 27.46 7 6 .538 MAC
69 Purdue .513 .527 .591 27.83 29.08 5 7 .417 Big Ten
70 Wake Forest .511 .654 .585 26.33 26.25 5 7 .417 ACC
71 Marshall .505 .403 .444 21.77 24.31 7 6 .538 CUSA
72 Northern Illinois .504 .423 .291 28.62 21.62 7 6 .538 MAC
73 Kansas .499 .658 .574 29.42 28.42 5 7 .417 Big 12
74 Kansas State .493 .509 .489 23.00 23.33 6 6 .500 Big 12
75 Wyoming .486 .402 .561 18.31 27.31 7 6 .538 MWC
76 Michigan .478 .580 .494 29.50 27.50 5 7 .417 Big Ten
77 North Carolina State .476 .524 .550 30.33 31.17 5 7 .417 ACC
78 Louisiana Tech .473 .458 .558 29.17 25.75 4 8 .333 WAC
79 Arizona State .471 .586 .598 22.33 21.08 4 8 .333 Pac 10
80 Baylor .449 .442 .718 20.75 27.25 4 8 .333 Big 12
81 Louisiana-Monroe .445 .365 .367 25.58 27.33 6 6 .500 Sun Belt
82 Duke .441 .372 .477 25.17 28.33 5 7 .417 ACC
83 Louisville .437 .570 .688 18.08 26.25 4 8 .333 Big East
84 Hawaii .431 .584 .418 22.77 29.46 6 7 .462 WAC
85 Syracuse .430 .383 .647 21.17 27.92 4 8 .333 Big East
86 Tulsa .427 .623 .359 29.25 27.33 5 7 .417 CUSA
87 Indiana .424 .415 .539 23.50 29.50 4 8 .333 Big Ten
88 Nevada-Las Vegas .420 .386 .502 24.83 32.42 5 7 .417 MWC
89 Alabama-Birmingham .420 .359 .455 27.75 32.33 5 7 .417 CUSA
90 Virginia .419 .563 .677 19.33 26.33 3 9 .250 ACC
91 Utah State .418 .326 .530 29.08 34.00 4 8 .333 WAC
92 Buffalo .413 .424 .351 24.08 23.75 5 7 .417 MAC
93 Colorado .410 .504 .637 22.25 28.83 3 9 .250 Big 12
94 Illinois .407 .520 .635 24.17 30.17 3 9 .250 Big Ten
95 Louisiana-Lafayette .404 .386 .352 22.17 30.33 6 6 .500 Sun Belt
96 Florida Atlantic .393 .458 .395 27.42 33.75 5 7 .417 Sun Belt
97 Arkansas State .377 .412 .368 22.67 23.25 4 8 .333 Sun Belt
98 San Diego State .372 .344 .482 23.33 30.50 4 8 .333 MWC
99 Toledo .368 .372 .336 29.67 37.67 5 7 .417 MAC
100 Florida International .368 .300 .501 22.92 35.33 3 9 .250 Sun Belt
101 Vanderbilt .355 .547 .713 16.33 23.33 2 10 .167 SEC
102 Kent .349 .323 .226 19.25 22.42 5 7 .417 MAC
103 Colorado State .345 .476 .504 21.67 29.83 3 9 .250 MWC
104 Texas-El Paso .345 .433 .316 29.83 33.50 4 8 .333 CUSA
105 Western Michigan .341 .521 .218 24.67 27.50 5 7 .417 MAC
106 Maryland .331 .605 .606 21.33 31.25 2 10 .167 ACC
107 Army .316 .310 .238 15.33 21.92 5 7 .417 Independent
108 Memphis .279 .437 .526 21.83 34.83 2 10 .167 CUSA
109 Akron .277 .398 .388 19.25 28.75 3 9 .250 MAC
110 Tulane .252 .310 .440 16.08 36.67 3 9 .250 CUSA
111 North Texas .248 .232 .338 26.58 35.58 2 10 .167 Sun Belt
112 San Jose State .244 .430 .546 13.75 34.50 2 10 .167 WAC
113 Rice .236 .503 .510 18.25 43.08 2 10 .167 CUSA
114 New Mexico State .228 .318 .412 11.46 31.62 3 10 .231 WAC
115 New Mexico .226 .498 .565 16.33 35.92 1 11 .083 MWC
116 Ball State .224 .568 .295 19.17 28.17 2 10 .167 MAC
117 Miami (Ohio) .220 .336 .578 15.58 34.17 1 11 .083 MAC
118 Wild Card U .217 .237 .703 11.78 40.87 5 89 .053  
119 Washington State .216 .407 .696 12.00 38.50 1 11 .083 Pac 10
120 Western Kentucky .145 .307 .407 20.42 39.58 0 12 .000 Sun Belt
121 Eastern Michigan .122 .312 .373 16.42 38.25 0 12 .000 MAC

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Pct Teams
SEC .722 .644 .762 97 59 .622 12
Big East .653 .607 .622 64 38 .627 8
Big 12 .620 .618 .616 88 66 .571 12
Big Ten .611 .593 .583 80 59 .576 11
ACC .606 .609 .655 82 71 .536 12
Pac 10 .602 .597 .667 68 59 .535 10
MWC .542 .540 .516 61 52 .540 9
Independent .529 .482 .448 21 17 .553 3
WAC .490 .466 .466 57 58 .496 9
CUSA .450 .457 .436 70 82 .461 12
Sun Belt .402 .381 .384 45 65 .409 9
MAC .398 .418 .338 70 93 .429 13

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