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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 (1756)
2. Florida (1724)
3. Alabama (1695)
4. Tennessee (1688)
5. Clemson (1685)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Ohio State Oregon State
Nickname Buckeyes Beavers
Colors Scarlet & Gray Orange & Black
Location Columbus, OH Corvallis, OR
Years
From 1978 1978
To 2014 2014
Yrs 37 37
All Games
G 451 425
W 340 163
L 105 256
T 6 6
Pct .761 .391
Bowl Games
G 31 11
W 14 7
L 17 4
T 0 0
Pct .452 .636
Points Scored and Allowed
PS/G 30.1 21.9
PA/G 16.8 27.5
MOV 13.3 -5.6
SRS 14.30 -0.35
SOS 4.31 4.61
Miscellaneous
NC 1 0
CC 14 1
AP 27 5
AA 34 3
HT 2 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 OHST ORST
2014 NR NR
2013 12 NR
2012 3 20
2011 NR NR
2010 5 NR
2009 5 NR
2008 9 18
2007 5 25
2006 2 21
2005 4 NR
2004 20 NR
2003 4 NR
2002 1 NR
2001 NR NR
2000 NR 4
1999 NR NR
1998 2 NR
1997 12 NR
1996 2 NR
1995 6 NR
1994 14 NR
1993 11 NR
1992 18 NR
1991 NR NR
1990 NR NR
1989 24 NR
1988 NR NR
1987 NR NR
1986 7 NR
1985 14 NR
1984 13 NR
1983 9 NR
1982 12 NR
1981 15 NR
1980 15 NR
1979 4 NR
1978 NR NR
Total 27 5
Simple Rating System
Year OHST ORST
2014 17.2 2.8
2013 15.6 8.1
2012 13.8 12.1
2011 4.7 -4.3
2010 17.4 7.6
2009 14.7 8.5
2008 13.9 10.3
2007 14.8 9.9
2006 18.8 9.7
2005 23.0 -0.9
2004 11.3 11.8
2003 14.0 8.0
2002 18.1 9.4
2001 8.6 3.2
2000 11.0 17.3
1999 7.6 2.8
1998 23.0 1.5
1997 17.4 -3.6
1996 22.5 -12.0
1995 23.7 -12.7
1994 15.6 2.0
1993 16.4 1.5
1992 13.1 -5.3
1991 8.9 -10.1
1990 11.0 -14.2
1989 7.7 -2.4
1988 1.8 4.8
1987 8.8 -8.1
1986 15.0 -1.1
1985 15.1 -9.6
1984 12.0 -6.6
1983 14.5 -12.1
1982 15.0 -3.8
1981 11.5 -15.5
1980 16.7 -13.1
1979 21.7 -9.8
1978 13.0 1.1
Avg 14.3 -0.3
Head-to-Head Results
Date OHST ORST
1984-09-08 22 14
W-L-T 1-0-0 0-1-0