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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 (1589)
2. Georgia (1578)
3. Florida (1573)
4. South Carolina (1562)
5. Clemson (1546)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Florida State Mississippi
Nickname Seminoles Rebels
Colors Garnet & Gold Cardinal Red & Navy Blue
Location Tallahassee, FL University, MS
Years
From 1978 1978
To 2013 2013
Yrs 36 36
All Games
G 449 421
W 345 208
L 100 209
T 4 4
Pct .773 .499
Bowl Games
G 33 14
W 23 11
L 9 3
T 1 0
Pct .712 .786
Points Scored and Allowed
PS/G 34.0 22.9
PA/G 17.7 22.9
MOV 16.4 0.0
SRS 16.26 3.06
SOS 4.96 3.30
Miscellaneous
NC 2 0
CC 13 0
AP 29 7
AA 34 6
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 MS
2013 1 NR
2012 10 NR
2011 23 NR
2010 17 NR
2009 NR 20
2008 21 14
2007 NR NR
2006 NR NR
2005 23 NR
2004 15 NR
2003 11 13
2002 21 NR
2001 15 NR
2000 5 NR
1999 1 22
1998 3 NR
1997 3 22
1996 3 NR
1995 4 NR
1994 4 NR
1993 1 NR
1992 2 16
1991 4 NR
1990 4 21
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 29 7
Simple Rating System
Year FLST MS
2013 23.4 10.4
2012 13.6 8.4
2011 11.2 -6.7
2010 14.2 -1.8
2009 6.1 11.5
2008 10.7 12.1
2007 5.0 -1.3
2006 6.2 -1.7
2005 9.4 -7.5
2004 15.0 -2.2
2003 17.8 11.0
2002 14.9 4.4
2001 12.8 5.6
2000 23.1 4.2
1999 23.5 10.8
1998 20.3 1.5
1997 23.4 11.8
1996 21.5 -2.9
1995 17.6 0.4
1994 21.0 2.1
1993 24.7 4.0
1992 21.0 7.1
1991 19.8 0.9
1990 16.9 3.2
1989 21.4 4.8
1988 20.5 0.9
1987 23.5 -3.7
1986 11.1 5.2
1985 11.1 0.6
1984 13.5 2.1
1983 14.0 2.2
1982 15.6 2.2
1981 6.7 1.0
1980 23.8 4.7
1979 16.1 2.3
1978 15.1 2.5
Avg 16.3 3.1
Head-to-Head Results
Date FLST MS
No results