2018 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Power ratings for 2018 through the game of 12-8-18 are listed below. Home field advantage is .539 and the root for determining point spreads is 1.701.

The average home field advantage equates to 2.64 points.

KEY: PR=Power Rating, PS=Pre-season power rating, SOS=strength of schedule, YTD=year-to-date strength of schedule, PF=points scored per game, PA=points allowed per game, Left=number of games remaining


Rank Team PR PS SOS YTD PF PA Wins Losses Pct Left Conference
1 Alabama .955 .921 .776 .730 47.92 14.85 13 0 1.000 1 SEC
2 Clemson .950 .878 .788 .728 45.38 13.69 13 0 1.000 1 ACC
3 Notre Dame .910 .729 .798 .730 33.75 17.25 12 0 1.000 1 Independent
4 Georgia .892 .795 .862 .843 39.15 18.54 11 2 .846 1 SEC
5 Ohio State .848 .871 .704 .660 43.46 25.69 12 1 .923 1 Big Ten
6 Michigan .845 .731 .746 .708 36.83 17.58 10 2 .833 1 Big Ten
7 Central Florida .842 .660 .492 .435 44.17 21.25 12 0 1.000 1 American
8 Oklahoma .835 .817 .731 .660 49.46 32.38 12 1 .923 1 Big 12
9 Fresno State .794 .513 .514 .488 34.92 13.69 11 2 .846 1 MWC
10 Washington .793 .759 .750 .699 26.62 15.46 10 3 .769 1 Pac 12
11 Louisiana State .785 .729 .777 .728 31.75 20.92 9 3 .750 1 SEC
12 Kentucky .777 .549 .745 .708 26.58 16.25 9 3 .750 1 SEC
13 Texas A&M .774 .649 .832 .813 34.67 26.33 8 4 .667 1 SEC
14 Florida .770 .598 .734 .681 34.50 20.42 9 3 .750 1 SEC
15 Penn State .767 .782 .712 .670 34.58 20.00 9 3 .750 1 Big Ten
16 Appalachian State .763 .611 .462 .435 36.67 15.67 10 2 .833 1 Sun Belt
17 Washington State .760 .649 .560 .532 38.33 23.08 10 2 .833 1 Pac 12
18 Missouri .759 .563 .778 .778 36.92 24.42 8 4 .667 1 SEC
19 Mississippi State .754 .684 .756 .730 29.08 12.00 8 4 .667 1 SEC
20 Cincinnati .751 .440 .464 .445 34.92 16.08 10 2 .833 1 American
21 Syracuse .750 .493 .627 .596 40.75 27.75 9 3 .750 1 ACC
22 Boise State .747 .718 .624 .603 35.38 22.08 10 3 .769 1 MWC
23 Utah .739 .647 .740 .719 28.69 18.54 9 4 .692 1 Pac 12
24 Army .730 .540 .459 .436 29.67 18.00 10 2 .833 1 Independent
25 Utah State .716 .479 .365 .332 47.17 23.00 10 2 .833 1 MWC
26 Stanford .716 .749 .726 .707 29.58 23.75 8 4 .667 1 Pac 12
27 Iowa .712 .708 .641 .599 31.50 17.42 8 4 .667 1 Big Ten
28 South Carolina .710 .622 .792 .786 32.58 27.17 7 5 .583 1 SEC
29 Texas .709 .591 .737 .677 31.31 26.23 9 4 .692 1 Big 12
30 Auburn .707 .763 .764 .751 28.25 19.58 7 5 .583 1 SEC
31 North Carolina State .697 .667 .538 .486 35.58 22.67 9 3 .750 1 ACC
32 West Virginia .691 .631 .599 .554 42.27 26.55 8 3 .727 1 Big 12
33 Northwestern .680 .692 .784 .754 23.69 23.46 8 5 .615 1 Big Ten
34 Alabama-Birmingham .673 .352 .399 .371 29.31 17.31 10 3 .769 1 CUSA
35 Georgia Southern .665 .373 .431 .411 31.08 21.58 9 3 .750 1 Sun Belt
36 Buffalo .663 .385 .422 .384 34.77 24.69 10 3 .769 1 MAC
37 Pittsburgh .662 .579 .879 .860 26.62 28.85 7 6 .538 1 ACC
38 Troy .661 .607 .466 .430 29.75 21.17 9 3 .750 1 Sun Belt
39 Miami (Florida) .660 .726 .633 .618 30.92 18.17 7 5 .583 1 ACC
40 Temple .657 .581 .513 .484 35.58 24.67 8 4 .667 1 American
41 Oregon .653 .615 .550 .523 37.17 27.00 8 4 .667 1 Pac 12
42 Iowa State .650 .551 .626 .582 26.83 22.50 8 4 .667 1 Big 12
43 Vanderbilt .648 .502 .765 .774 27.67 25.08 6 6 .500 1 SEC
44 Michigan State .644 .702 .722 .705 19.75 18.00 7 5 .583 1 Big Ten
45 Purdue .642 .513 .778 .754 31.92 27.25 6 6 .500 1 Big Ten
46 Duke .641 .571 .718 .699 27.17 27.42 7 5 .583 1 ACC
47 Boston College .641 .591 .694 .658 32.00 25.67 7 5 .583 1 ACC
48 Georgia Tech .640 .598 .633 .621 35.58 28.92 7 5 .583 1 ACC
49 Ohio .629 .560 .424 .402 41.17 26.67 8 4 .667 1 MAC
50 Arizona State .629 .592 .660 .612 30.75 25.08 7 5 .583 1 Pac 12
51 Virginia .612 .463 .576 .538 28.50 21.75 7 5 .583 1 ACC
52 North Texas .610 .467 .271 .212 36.42 21.83 9 3 .750 1 CUSA
53 Middle Tennessee State .609 .495 .581 .535 29.15 25.31 8 5 .615 1 CUSA
54 Memphis .608 .656 .456 .434 43.62 31.54 8 5 .615 1 American
55 Wisconsin .607 .837 .590 .563 29.25 24.25 7 5 .583 1 Big Ten
56 Northern Illinois .600 .547 .632 .605 20.69 21.54 8 5 .615 1 MAC
57 Arkansas State .595 .524 .430 .412 31.75 26.42 8 4 .667 1 Sun Belt
58 Minnesota .593 .569 .683 .665 28.50 27.92 6 6 .500 1 Big Ten
59 Houston .591 .626 .404 .352 46.42 34.42 8 4 .667 1 American
60 Marshall .588 .526 .394 .370 27.42 22.00 8 4 .667 1 CUSA
61 California .587 .527 .560 .546 22.75 21.25 7 5 .583 1 Pac 12
62 Oklahoma State .585 .731 .630 .587 38.42 32.42 6 6 .500 1 Big 12
63 Wake Forest .584 .591 .698 .688 32.50 33.25 6 6 .500 1 ACC
64 Tennessee .577 .562 .770 .789 22.75 27.92 5 7 .417 0 SEC
65 Brigham Young .576 .516 .611 .607 25.42 21.67 6 6 .500 1 Independent
66 Texas Christian .575 .717 .653 .643 24.67 24.42 6 6 .500 1 Big 12
67 San Diego State .571 .661 .520 .494 22.33 21.75 7 5 .583 1 MWC
68 Eastern Michigan .568 .403 .467 .431 27.50 22.00 7 5 .583 1 MAC
69 Virginia Tech .568 .702 .660 .620 29.75 30.67 6 6 .500 1 ACC
70 Toledo .564 .652 .431 .411 41.08 30.17 7 5 .583 1 MAC
71 Florida International .562 .426 .304 .276 34.58 24.67 8 4 .667 1 CUSA
72 Southern California .557 .757 .695 .712 26.08 27.00 5 7 .417 0 Pac 12
73 Louisiana .556 .392 .553 .549 32.54 33.69 7 6 .538 1 Sun Belt
74 Indiana .554 .533 .709 .726 26.42 29.92 5 7 .417 0 Big Ten
75 Nevada .552 .402 .474 .451 32.33 28.08 7 5 .583 1 MWC
76 Miami (Ohio) .549 .378 .538 .550 28.08 25.50 6 6 .500 0 MAC
77 Maryland .545 .499 .683 .700 28.50 28.67 5 7 .417 0 Big Ten
78 Hawaii .543 .334 .442 .441 32.08 35.38 8 5 .615 1 MWC
79 Texas Tech .541 .550 .588 .603 37.33 31.08 5 7 .417 0 Big 12
80 Western Michigan .540 .568 .479 .460 33.17 33.33 7 5 .583 1 MAC
81 South Florida .533 .636 .469 .454 29.17 31.50 7 5 .583 1 American
82 Mississippi .533 .603 .686 .703 33.92 36.17 5 7 .417 0 SEC
83 Florida State .530 .729 .768 .787 21.92 31.50 5 7 .417 0 ACC
84 Baylor .530 .496 .587 .562 28.25 31.17 6 6 .500 1 Big 12
85 Tulane .522 .416 .552 .541 25.67 27.83 6 6 .500 1 American
86 Nebraska .522 .586 .689 .705 30.00 31.25 4 8 .333 0 Big Ten
87 Louisiana Tech .507 .552 .372 .345 24.17 23.75 7 5 .583 1 CUSA
88 Wyoming .506 .507 .494 .506 20.67 22.00 6 6 .500 0 MWC
89 Arizona .499 .544 .559 .573 31.33 32.58 5 7 .417 0 Pac 12
90 Kansas State .495 .636 .575 .589 22.50 25.42 5 7 .417 0 Big 12
91 Florida Atlantic .492 .516 .517 .529 31.08 31.75 5 7 .417 0 CUSA
92 Air Force .491 .530 .450 .460 30.25 25.75 5 7 .417 0 MWC
93 UCLA .487 .583 .834 .854 24.58 34.08 3 9 .250 0 Pac 12
94 Colorado .487 .517 .539 .552 27.08 27.25 5 7 .417 0 Pac 12
95 Southern Methodist .486 .477 .562 .575 30.42 35.25 5 7 .417 0 American
96 Louisiana-Monroe .483 .356 .443 .454 26.58 31.75 6 6 .500 0 Sun Belt
97 Southern Mississippi .478 .496 .301 .308 26.18 19.82 6 5 .545 0 CUSA
98 Coastal Carolina .462 .245 .547 .560 26.67 33.17 5 7 .417 0 Sun Belt
99 Liberty .446 .226 .340 .349 33.25 36.83 6 6 .500 0 Independent
100 Navy .435 .642 .696 .713 25.00 33.54 3 10 .231 0 American
101 Charlotte .426 .229 .460 .471 21.67 26.58 5 7 .417 0 CUSA
102 Massachusetts .405 .321 .501 .513 32.83 42.92 4 8 .333 0 Independent
103 Arkansas .397 .556 .709 .726 21.67 34.75 2 10 .167 0 SEC
104 Ball State .396 .292 .437 .448 24.17 32.42 4 8 .333 0 MAC
105 Illinois .389 .384 .513 .525 26.00 39.42 4 8 .333 0 Big Ten
106 North Carolina .385 .535 .614 .628 27.36 34.55 2 9 .182 0 ACC
107 Akron .379 .452 .483 .494 18.92 27.17 4 8 .333 0 MAC
108 Kansas .379 .280 .513 .526 23.83 30.00 3 9 .250 0 Big 12
109 Nevada-Las Vegas .376 .378 .424 .434 28.75 37.25 4 8 .333 0 MWC
110 Oregon State .363 .369 .703 .719 26.08 45.67 2 10 .167 0 Pac 12
111 Louisville .361 .693 .751 .769 19.75 44.08 2 10 .167 0 ACC
112 Old Dominion .352 .428 .335 .343 30.83 35.92 4 8 .333 0 CUSA
113 Tulsa .351 .449 .449 .459 24.08 29.58 3 9 .250 0 American
114 South Alabama .336 .385 .525 .537 24.17 38.75 3 9 .250 0 Sun Belt
115 New Mexico .332 .407 .468 .479 26.58 36.17 3 9 .250 0 MWC
116 East Carolina .328 .392 .514 .526 22.75 37.33 3 9 .250 0 American
117 Colorado State .320 .535 .450 .461 22.83 36.75 3 9 .250 0 MWC
118 Georgia State .314 .373 .552 .566 23.92 37.42 2 10 .167 0 Sun Belt
119 Bowling Green .311 .387 .438 .448 24.33 40.00 3 9 .250 0 MAC
120 Western Kentucky .297 .534 .337 .345 21.08 27.83 3 9 .250 0 CUSA
121 Texas State .293 .252 .340 .348 19.75 27.67 3 9 .250 0 Sun Belt
122 New Mexico State .281 .376 .369 .377 25.25 41.33 3 9 .250 0 Independent
123 Kent State .279 .273 .461 .472 23.92 36.67 2 10 .167 0 MAC
124 San Jose State .274 .320 .591 .605 21.25 36.58 1 11 .083 0 MWC
125 Rutgers .270 .417 .669 .685 13.50 31.42 1 11 .083 0 Big Ten
126 Texas-San Antonio .269 .416 .409 .418 14.17 31.17 3 9 .250 0 CUSA
127 Rice .248 .288 .451 .462 18.92 36.00 2 11 .154 0 CUSA
128 Connecticut .238 .349 .588 .603 22.17 50.42 1 11 .083 0 American
129 Central Michigan .236 .501 .463 .475 15.00 27.33 1 11 .083 0 MAC
130 Wild Card U .231 .226 .651 .667 16.21 47.33 7 105 .063 0  
131 Texas-El Paso .161 .241 .286 .293 17.67 32.75 1 11 .083 0 CUSA

Conference PR PS SOS YTD Wins Losses Pct Teams
SEC .717 .650 .768 .753 107 63 .629 14
ACC .620 .630 .684 .664 94 75 .556 14
Big Ten .616 .630 .687 .673 92 78 .541 14
Pac 12 .606 .609 .656 .646 79 67 .541 12
Big 12 .599 .600 .624 .598 68 53 .562 10
Independent .558 .451 .513 .502 41 31 .569 6
American .529 .527 .513 .502 74 72 .507 12
MWC .519 .482 .485 .480 75 72 .510 12
Sun Belt .513 .412 .475 .470 62 59 .512 10
MAC .476 .450 .473 .465 67 79 .459 12
CUSA .448 .426 .387 .377 79 91 .465 14


Last Updated on 12/09/18
By James Howell
Email: cfootball@jhowell.net