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1971 Independent School Ratings

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Record: 182-171-5, .515 W-L% (5th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -1.12 (9th of 13) ▪ SOS: -1.36 (8th of 13)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Penn State and Syracuse)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Houston, Notre Dame and Penn State)

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.

33 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Penn State 10.67 8.83 19.51 40.57 10.37
2 Houston 10.31 6.46 16.77 31.95 10.98
3 Notre Dame 1.95 14.65 16.60 27.29 3.61
4 Florida State 5.99 7.26 13.25 26.77 10.90
5 Georgia Tech 3.35 4.45 7.80 23.93 13.03
6 Boston College 0.02 7.27 7.29 22.18 13.48
7 Utah State 2.67 4.20 6.87 21.43 15.82
8 Air Force 1.13 4.37 5.50 20.32 14.40
9 West Virginia 6.20 -2.07 4.12 26.13 20.69
10 Temple 1.67 0.94 2.61 23.48 19.75
11 Tampa 1.19 0.61 1.80 26.46 19.04
12 Syracuse -3.92 5.61 1.69 17.47 12.90
13 Southern Mississippi -2.04 3.56 1.52 19.66 16.46
14 Tulane -1.68 2.62 0.94 19.63 15.54
15 Miami (FL) 0.06 0.49 0.54 20.51 18.27
16 Army -2.25 2.65 0.39 16.34 19.28
17 Cincinnati -0.98 0.55 -0.43 18.81 20.51
18 Villanova -3.61 2.59 -1.02 17.54 16.92
19 Hawaii -0.93 -1.67 -2.60 18.80 23.93
20 Virginia Tech 2.72 -5.78 -3.06 23.26 25.48
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Pittsburgh 5.69 -8.89 -3.20 25.35 29.45
22 Idaho -4.23 0.80 -3.43 15.83 21.34
23 Navy -0.17 -4.14 -4.31 18.88 26.38
24 New Mexico State -2.97 -3.38 -6.35 15.20 24.33
25 Northern Illinois -3.19 -3.59 -6.78 14.74 24.35
26 Colgate 2.91 -11.89 -8.99 21.85 33.71
27 Dayton -5.61 -4.15 -9.75 12.86 25.27
28 Holy Cross -3.57 -6.79 -10.36 14.44 29.35
29 Rutgers -5.92 -5.90 -11.82 11.25 28.10
30 Chattanooga -3.70 -9.54 -13.24 15.01 32.87
31 Xavier -8.46 -8.15 -16.61 9.68 28.99
32 Marshall -14.98 -5.48 -20.46 3.08 33.03
33 Texas-Arlington -14.80 -6.83 -21.63 3.11 29.87