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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. Louisiana State (1613)
2. Florida (1601)
3. Clemson (1585)
4. Georgia Tech (1577)
5. Alabama (1574)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Brigham Young Northern Illinois
Nickname Cougars Huskies
Colors Dark Blue & White Cardinal & Black
Location Provo, UT De Kalb, IL
Years
From 1978 1978
To 2015 2015
Yrs 38 38
All Games
G 484 447
W 339 231
L 143 213
T 2 3
Pct .702 .520
Bowl Games
G 32 10
W 13 4
L 18 6
T 1 0
Pct .422 .400
Points Scored and Allowed
PS/G 32.1 25.1
PA/G 21.9 24.4
MOV 10.2 0.8
SRS 7.37 -6.90
SOS -0.20 -6.96
Miscellaneous
NC 1 0
CC 19 4
AP 16 1
AA 13 1
HT 1 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 BYU NIL
2015 NR NR
2014 NR NR
2013 NR NR
2012 NR 22
2011 NR NR
2010 NR NR
2009 12 NR
2008 25 NR
2007 14 NR
2006 16 NR
2005 NR NR
2004 NR NR
2003 NR NR
2002 NR NR
2001 25 NR
2000 NR NR
1999 NR NR
1998 NR NR
1997 NR NR
1996 5 NR
1995 NR NR
1994 18 NR
1993 NR NR
1992 NR NR
1991 23 NR
1990 22 NR
1989 22 NR
1988 NR NR
1987 NR NR
1986 NR NR
1985 16 NR
1984 1 NR
1983 7 NR
1982 NR NR
1981 13 NR
1980 12 NR
1979 13 NR
1978 NR NR
Total 16 1
Simple Rating System
Year BYU NIL
2015 7.5 1.6
2014 4.4 -1.1
2013 10.2 3.6
2012 8.8 4.6
2011 4.8 5.5
2010 1.3 4.3
2009 9.7 -4.2
2008 5.0 -2.7
2007 11.1 -18.1
2006 15.2 -2.3
2005 1.6 2.8
2004 4.2 0.1
2003 -3.0 2.5
2002 -6.0 -0.4
2001 8.0 -3.7
2000 -0.7 -0.4
1999 7.4 -12.2
1998 4.2 -17.7
1997 -2.0 -19.4
1996 13.7 -25.6
1995 2.2 -14.9
1994 6.9 -7.9
1993 2.1 -12.7
1992 7.5 -9.6
1991 9.7 -17.0
1990 12.4 -2.7
1989 10.8 -2.8
1988 5.3 -9.1
1987 3.4 -9.9
1986 5.0 -16.6
1985 13.3 -13.9
1984 14.7 -11.5
1983 15.4 4.7
1982 8.9 -13.2
1981 12.4 -14.0
1980 18.5 -6.5
1979 18.1 -6.3
1978 7.9 -15.2
Avg 7.4 -6.9
Head-to-Head Results
Date BYU NIL
No results