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1979 Independent School Ratings

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Record: 183-175-10, .511 W-L% (7th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.68 (8th of 14) ▪ SOS: -0.42 (7th of 14)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Notre Dame, Penn State and Pittsburgh)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Florida State, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Temple)

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 Pittsburgh 5.52 12.75 18.27 26.67 5.80
2 Florida State 9.01 7.06 16.08 32.09 10.55
3 Penn State 5.74 9.84 15.58 26.60 8.62
4 Temple 11.99 2.80 14.79 33.47 15.61
5 Tulane 7.31 5.92 13.23 28.37 11.73
6 Notre Dame 8.48 4.49 12.97 28.34 13.85
7 South Carolina 5.38 6.21 11.59 26.67 11.98
8 East Carolina 8.71 0.28 8.99 33.90 18.92
9 Syracuse 9.47 -1.47 8.00 29.97 21.10
10 Southern Mississippi 0.68 6.10 6.78 21.68 11.25
11 Rutgers 1.75 2.03 3.78 20.30 18.76
12 Navy -1.41 4.45 3.04 16.90 14.86
13 Georgia Tech -3.10 4.77 1.67 17.60 13.99
14 Virginia Tech 3.37 -2.11 1.26 23.85 19.34
15 West Virginia 2.68 -1.57 1.11 22.24 20.75
16 Boston College -0.83 1.60 0.77 19.80 18.17
17 Miami (FL) 0.92 -0.33 0.60 20.21 18.60
18 Nevada-Las Vegas 10.01 -10.93 -0.93 26.85 29.82
19 Louisville -3.84 1.54 -2.30 16.08 17.42
20 Memphis -3.57 -0.30 -3.87 15.41 20.32
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 North Texas -4.05 -2.23 -6.27 15.24 21.50
22 Cincinnati -2.01 -4.87 -6.88 18.06 23.94
23 Villanova -1.19 -5.90 -7.09 17.10 25.42
24 Army -6.78 -1.78 -8.56 13.00 26.63
25 Air Force -6.29 -3.98 -10.27 11.81 24.26
26 Holy Cross -6.73 -4.30 -11.03 10.87 24.59
27 Connecticut -8.23 -3.13 -11.35 8.11 23.32
28 William & Mary -9.10 -3.52 -12.62 10.60 24.37
29 Louisiana-Monroe -7.36 -6.52 -13.88 10.01 25.64
30 Colgate -9.75 -5.23 -14.98 6.64 25.96
31 Illinois State -7.22 -8.80 -16.03 10.72 29.18
32 Northwestern State -4.92 -11.78 -16.70 12.70 32.85
33 Richmond -13.78 -4.50 -18.28 5.97 25.39