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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. California (1611)
2. Alabama (1605)
3. Louisiana State (1601)
4. San Jose State (1600)
5. Nebraska (1591)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Cincinnati Rutgers
Nickname Bearcats Scarlet Knights
Colors Red & Black Scarlet
Location Cincinnati, OH Piscataway, NJ
Years
From 1978 1978
To 2015 2015
Yrs 38 38
All Games
G 446 439
W 215 199
L 228 235
T 3 5
Pct .485 .459
Bowl Games
G 14 9
W 6 6
L 8 3
T 0 0
Pct .429 .667
Points Scored and Allowed
PS/G 24.1 22.4
PA/G 25.4 25.5
MOV -1.2 -3.1
SRS -1.92 -2.39
SOS -0.81 0.05
Miscellaneous
NC 0 0
CC 6 1
AP 4 1
AA 3 1
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 CIN RUT
2015 NR NR
2014 NR NR
2013 NR NR
2012 NR NR
2011 25 NR
2010 NR NR
2009 8 NR
2008 17 NR
2007 17 NR
2006 NR 12
2005 NR NR
2004 NR NR
2003 NR NR
2002 NR NR
2001 NR NR
2000 NR NR
1999 NR NR
1998 NR NR
1997 NR NR
1996 NR NR
1995 NR NR
1994 NR NR
1993 NR NR
1992 NR NR
1991 NR NR
1990 NR NR
1989 NR NR
1988 NR NR
1987 NR NR
1986 NR NR
1985 NR NR
1984 NR NR
1983 NR NR
1982 NR NR
1981 NR NR
1980 NR NR
1979 NR NR
1978 NR NR
Total 4 1
Simple Rating System
Year CIN RUT
2015 1.2 -3.6
2014 2.4 3.2
2013 0.4 -5.7
2012 8.7 3.9
2011 7.3 6.4
2010 -1.9 -6.8
2009 14.2 6.3
2008 6.0 6.4
2007 13.4 6.7
2006 5.3 12.9
2005 -9.2 1.3
2004 2.3 -8.2
2003 -5.9 -1.7
2002 2.8 -16.8
2001 -2.2 -13.0
2000 -0.1 -8.7
1999 -2.5 -14.0
1998 -13.9 -8.4
1997 1.4 -22.1
1996 1.0 -10.5
1995 6.9 -6.1
1994 -12.4 -0.8
1993 -0.3 -2.6
1992 -8.0 1.5
1991 -5.0 -1.2
1990 -18.9 -10.4
1989 -17.5 -9.6
1988 -11.6 3.1
1987 -8.0 -0.2
1986 -2.9 5.0
1985 -1.7 -4.2
1984 -12.5 8.0
1983 1.3 -5.9
1982 1.1 -4.6
1981 2.9 -0.9
1980 -12.2 5.4
1979 -6.9 3.8
1978 1.7 1.4
Avg -1.9 -2.4
Head-to-Head Results
Date CIN RUT
2013-11-16 52 17
2012-11-17 3 10
2011-11-19 3 20
2010-11-20 69 38
2009-09-07 47 15
2008-10-11 13 10
2007-10-06 28 23
2006-11-18 30 11
2005-11-26 9 44
1994-10-15 9 14
1992-11-07 26 24
1989-09-02 17 17
1988-10-01 9 38
1987-09-05 7 10
1986-09-20 28 48
1984-09-29 15 43
1983-11-05 18 7
1981-09-26 10 0
1980-09-20 7 24
W-L-T 9-9-1 9-9-1