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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. Alabama (1599)
2. Louisiana State (1599)
3. Arkansas (1593)
4. Georgia (1585)
5. South Carolina (1576)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Florida State Iowa State
Nickname Seminoles Cyclones
Colors Garnet & Gold Cardinal & Gold
Location Tallahassee, FL Ames, IA
Years
From 1978 1978
To 2015 2015
Yrs 38 38
All Games
G 476 440
W 368 164
L 104 269
T 4 7
Pct .777 .381
Bowl Games
G 35 9
W 23 3
L 11 6
T 1 0
Pct .671 .333
Points Scored and Allowed
PS/G 34.0 21.4
PA/G 17.9 28.0
MOV 16.1 -6.5
SRS 16.14 -1.95
SOS 4.89 2.87
Miscellaneous
NC 3 0
CC 15 0
AP 31 1
AA 41 3
HT 3 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 FLST IAST
2015 14 NR
2014 5 NR
2013 1 NR
2012 10 NR
2011 23 NR
2010 17 NR
2009 NR NR
2008 21 NR
2007 NR NR
2006 NR NR
2005 23 NR
2004 15 NR
2003 11 NR
2002 21 NR
2001 15 NR
2000 5 25
1999 1 NR
1998 3 NR
1997 3 NR
1996 3 NR
1995 4 NR
1994 4 NR
1993 1 NR
1992 2 NR
1991 4 NR
1990 4 NR
1989 3 NR
1988 3 NR
1987 2 NR
1986 NR NR
1985 15 NR
1984 17 NR
1983 NR NR
1982 13 NR
1981 NR NR
1980 5 NR
1979 6 NR
1978 NR NR
Total 31 1
Simple Rating System
Year FLST IAST
2015 13.6 -2.1
2014 14.5 -8.6
2013 23.4 -3.6
2012 13.6 5.4
2011 11.2 2.1
2010 14.2 0.4
2009 6.1 -1.0
2008 10.7 -7.8
2007 5.0 -7.2
2006 6.2 -9.9
2005 9.4 8.5
2004 15.0 2.1
2003 17.8 -10.3
2002 14.9 6.2
2001 12.8 4.1
2000 23.1 6.4
1999 23.5 -0.6
1998 20.3 -2.6
1997 23.4 -12.3
1996 21.5 -3.4
1995 17.6 -6.0
1994 21.0 -13.2
1993 24.7 -1.6
1992 21.0 -2.5
1991 19.8 -5.5
1990 16.9 1.1
1989 21.4 -0.6
1988 20.5 -3.8
1987 23.5 -9.6
1986 11.1 0.9
1985 11.1 -5.4
1984 13.5 -7.6
1983 14.0 -4.5
1982 15.6 0.7
1981 6.7 2.5
1980 23.8 8.6
1979 16.1 -1.6
1978 15.1 8.0
Avg 16.1 -2.0
Head-to-Head Results
Date FLST IAST
2002-08-24 38 31
W-L-T 1-0-0 0-1-0