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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 (1754)
2. Florida (1745)
3. Florida State (1743)
4. Clemson (1740)
5. South Carolina (1716)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Bowling Green State Southern Methodist
Nickname Falcons Mustangs
Colors Orange & Brown Red & Blue
Location Bowling Green, OH Dallas, TX
Years
From 1978 1978
To 2014 2014
Yrs 37 35
All Games
G 422 398
W 227 164
L 189 229
T 6 5
Pct .545 .418
Bowl Games
G 10 8
W 4 5
L 6 3
T 0 0
Pct .400 .625
Points Scored and Allowed
PS/G 25.2 22.1
PA/G 22.9 26.7
MOV 2.2 -4.6
SRS -5.53 -3.51
SOS -7.02 0.21
Miscellaneous
NC 0 0
CC 4 3
AP 1 5
AA 0 5
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 BGSU SMETH
2014 NR NR
2013 NR NR
2012 NR NR
2011 NR NR
2010 NR NR
2009 NR NR
2008 NR NR
2007 NR NR
2006 NR NR
2005 NR NR
2004 NR NR
2003 23 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 8
1983 NR 12
1982 NR 2
1981 NR 5
1980 NR 20
1979 NR NR
1978 NR NR
Total 1 5
Simple Rating System
Year BGSU SMETH
2014 -5.0 -12.3
2013 4.9 -7.4
2012 -0.3 1.6
2011 -4.7 0.8
2010 -16.8 -2.0
2009 -2.3 -3.1
2008 -2.0 -14.5
2007 -5.0 -15.4
2006 -14.9 -5.1
2005 -3.2 -4.9
2004 5.5 -11.0
2003 4.9 -18.5
2002 2.7 -16.3
2001 4.6 -8.9
2000 -13.9 -13.8
1999 -10.1 -8.8
1998 -4.0 -2.6
1997 -9.3 -0.3
1996 -13.3 -2.5
1995 -10.0 -13.2
1994 -0.9 -10.2
1993 -5.2 -5.7
1992 1.6 -6.3
1991 3.3 -13.0
1990 -14.4 -14.4
1989 -18.4 -10.1
1988 -19.5
1987 -9.9
1986 -13.0 1.7
1985 2.1 8.2
1984 2.3 10.7
1983 -0.5 7.7
1982 -5.2 13.4
1981 -5.8 19.5
1980 -10.1 15.1
1979 -8.0 6.5
1978 -10.9 12.1
Avg -5.5 -3.5
Head-to-Head Results
Date BGSU SMETH
No results