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1961 Independent School Ratings

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Record: 147-117-3, .556 W-L% (3rd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.81 (7th of 12) ▪ SOS: -2.47 (7th of 12)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Penn State and Syracuse)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Arizona, Penn State, Rutgers and Syracuse)

The SRS columns are SRS broken up into offensive and defensive components.
The Scoring columns are points per game adjusted for strength of opposition.
The Passing, Rushing, and Total columns are yards per attempt adjusted for strength of opposition.

27 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Penn State 10.25 3.95 14.19 27.80 9.90
2 Syracuse 9.26 3.56 12.82 27.33 10.17
3 Miami (FL) 1.39 9.69 11.08 18.47 3.06
4 Notre Dame 7.55 1.32 8.87 24.77 11.52
5 Navy 3.96 3.90 7.86 21.03 10.53
6 Army 2.73 4.68 7.42 20.08 10.41
7 Arizona 5.95 -1.24 4.72 23.39 15.53
8 Houston 2.84 1.77 4.61 19.53 11.42
9 Memphis 3.69 0.85 4.54 26.75 14.79
10 Villanova 1.38 2.44 3.82 18.17 13.42
11 Rutgers 5.25 -2.46 2.80 19.73 17.88
12 Oregon -1.15 3.70 2.55 16.62 10.01
13 Pittsburgh 3.73 -2.25 1.47 20.44 15.73
14 Oregon State -1.89 2.32 0.43 15.25 11.92
15 Holy Cross 0.84 -1.34 -0.50 17.41 17.04
16 Washington State 2.65 -6.06 -3.41 19.31 19.98
17 Florida State -6.22 2.77 -3.45 10.73 12.34
18 Detroit Mercy 2.07 -5.63 -3.56 18.20 22.32
19 Boston College -2.47 -1.21 -3.68 13.20 17.87
20 San Jose State -1.04 -6.20 -7.24 11.12 21.42
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Boston University -6.17 -1.36 -7.53 9.01 16.96
22 Colgate -6.93 -2.05 -8.98 7.94 20.56
23 Pacific -1.05 -8.42 -9.47 12.60 26.05
24 Air Force -6.14 -3.57 -9.71 8.97 17.10
25 Xavier -11.45 0.70 -10.75 1.92 14.61
26 Idaho -9.14 -8.73 -17.87 6.50 37.30
27 Dayton -10.35 -12.55 -22.89 3.89 30.41