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NCAA Football Elo School Rater

This is a community-based project with the goal of rating the best schools of the FBS era (i.e., since 1978). In the matchup below, choose the school who you believe is the better football school. It is up to you to determine how much weight to give to head-to-head results, regular season games versus bowl games, etc.

Note: These ratings are generated using voting results from fans. These ratings do not represent the views of the owners of this website.

Current Top Five (All-Time):
1. San Diego State (1578)
2. Arkansas (1560)
3. Florida (1559)
4. Louisiana State (1557)
5. Auburn (1556)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Iowa Pittsburgh
Nickname Hawkeyes Panthers
Colors Black & Gold Gold & Blue
Location Iowa City, IA Pittsburgh, PA
Years
From 1978 1978
To 2014 2014
Yrs 37 37
All Games
G 449 440
W 260 237
L 183 197
T 6 6
Pct .586 .545
Bowl Games
G 26 21
W 12 9
L 13 12
T 1 0
Pct .481 .429
Points Scored and Allowed
PS/G 25.6 24.9
PA/G 20.3 22.0
MOV 5.3 2.9
SRS 6.68 4.93
SOS 3.49 2.87
Miscellaneous
NC 0 0
CC 5 2
AP 15 9
AA 16 16
HT 0 0

NC: National championships (major selectors) …
CC: Conference championships …
AP: Number of times ranked in final AP poll …
AA: Number of consensus All-America selections …
HT: Number of Heisman Trophy winners …

Rank in Final AP Poll
Year IA PITT
2014 NR NR
2013 NR NR
2012 NR NR
2011 NR NR
2010 NR NR
2009 7 15
2008 20 NR
2007 NR NR
2006 NR NR
2005 NR NR
2004 8 25
2003 8 NR
2002 8 19
2001 NR NR
2000 NR NR
1999 NR NR
1998 NR NR
1997 NR NR
1996 18 NR
1995 25 NR
1994 NR NR
1993 NR NR
1992 NR NR
1991 10 NR
1990 18 NR
1989 NR 17
1988 NR NR
1987 16 NR
1986 16 NR
1985 10 NR
1984 16 NR
1983 14 18
1982 NR 10
1981 18 4
1980 NR 2
1979 NR 7
1978 NR NR
Total 15 9
Simple Rating System
Year IA PITT
2014 1.4 2.7
2013 7.3 3.7
2012 -2.6 2.1
2011 4.4 1.1
2010 10.1 7.4
2009 10.3 12.8
2008 11.1 8.9
2007 -3.4 1.6
2006 1.9 4.6
2005 11.3 1.0
2004 14.4 3.0
2003 14.7 6.1
2002 15.9 10.0
2001 10.0 6.3
2000 -2.4 5.7
1999 -5.5 1.3
1998 -3.6 -8.7
1997 8.8 -5.5
1996 13.6 -3.9
1995 11.2 -5.7
1994 5.7 -3.7
1993 0.2 -6.6
1992 1.3 -8.6
1991 11.2 4.4
1990 12.9 2.2
1989 -2.0 7.7
1988 6.6 8.9
1987 11.2 8.1
1986 9.3 7.1
1985 16.5 4.4
1984 10.2 -0.2
1983 14.0 12.6
1982 6.6 17.3
1981 11.4 22.0
1980 1.5 24.5
1979 7.3 18.3
1978 -5.5 9.7
Avg 6.7 4.9
Head-to-Head Results
Date IA PITT
2014-09-20 24 20
2011-09-17 31 27
2008-09-20 20 21
W-L-T 2-1-0 1-2-0