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1978 Independent School Ratings

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Record: 189-176-5, .518 W-L% (5th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.20 (7th of 14) ▪ SOS: -0.60 (7th of 14)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Notre Dame, Penn State and Pittsburgh)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(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 7.41 14.50 21.91 31.60 4.15
2 Notre Dame 11.34 8.38 19.72 31.85 8.56
3 Florida State 11.34 3.79 15.13 33.64 15.31
4 Pittsburgh 2.81 6.87 9.68 24.60 12.67
5 North Texas 3.57 5.46 9.03 25.59 14.06
6 Navy -0.54 8.49 7.95 22.12 11.94
7 South Carolina 3.82 3.30 7.11 24.82 14.93
8 Georgia Tech 6.21 0.30 6.51 26.91 18.84
9 Miami (FL) 0.19 5.86 6.04 20.65 13.21
10 East Carolina 0.43 5.46 5.89 22.82 14.59
11 Southern Mississippi 1.27 3.95 5.22 21.12 14.61
12 Louisville 2.99 0.46 3.45 27.13 21.26
13 Temple 3.77 -1.02 2.75 24.26 20.16
14 Cincinnati 4.67 -2.97 1.70 26.12 21.69
15 Rutgers -1.25 2.62 1.37 20.71 18.12
16 Hawaii 2.73 -2.40 0.33 22.63 23.74
17 Tulane -2.04 2.13 0.08 18.40 16.92
18 Virginia Tech -2.32 2.33 0.01 18.10 18.45
19 Nevada-Las Vegas -2.45 1.75 -0.70 18.49 18.37
20 Syracuse 2.10 -3.53 -1.44 22.08 22.65
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Memphis -0.25 -1.32 -1.56 20.35 23.35
22 William & Mary -4.36 1.76 -2.60 14.78 17.65
23 Richmond -5.32 0.71 -4.61 14.47 17.81
24 Louisiana-Monroe -8.34 3.02 -5.32 12.93 17.54
25 Holy Cross -2.10 -4.13 -6.22 17.58 25.18
26 West Virginia -1.26 -6.15 -7.41 19.20 29.52
27 Army -4.64 -3.65 -8.29 15.62 24.19
28 Villanova -2.81 -5.94 -8.75 16.34 25.60
29 Northwestern State -7.08 -6.82 -13.90 11.28 30.74
30 Air Force -2.93 -11.09 -14.03 16.47 31.30
31 Boston College -6.78 -7.77 -14.55 13.71 27.57
32 Colgate -10.83 -5.72 -16.55 7.92 26.98
33 Illinois State -12.15 -12.35 -24.50 6.44 36.85