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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. Stanford (1708)
2. Washington State (1688)
3. California (1671)
4. Oregon (1661)
5. Boise State (1659)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Alabama-Birmingham Western Michigan
Nickname Blazers Broncos
Colors Forest Green & Old Gold Brown & Gold
Location Birmingham, AL Kalamazoo, MI
Years
From 1996 1978
To 2014 2014
Yrs 19 37
All Games
G 221 425
W 86 219
L 135 201
T 0 5
Pct .389 .521
Bowl Games
G 1 5
W 0 0
L 1 5
T 0 0
Pct .000 .000
Points Scored and Allowed
PS/G 24.2 24.2
PA/G 29.0 22.7
MOV -4.8 1.5
SRS -7.58 -7.35
SOS -3.79 -8.29
Miscellaneous
NC 0 0
CC 0 1
AP 0 0
AA 0 0
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 ALBIRM WMI
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 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 0 0
Simple Rating System
Year ALBIRM WMI
2014 -0.3 -1.8
2013 -15.8 -19.2
2012 -11.7 -9.5
2011 -15.0 0.4
2010 -9.2 -4.1
2009 -5.8 -10.5
2008 -9.8 -0.9
2007 -14.0 -7.4
2006 -7.3 -2.8
2005 -4.0 -5.6
2004 -2.2 -18.8
2003 -5.5 -6.4
2002 -8.8 -6.7
2001 -2.2 -4.2
2000 -0.7 6.0
1999 -0.7 -5.1
1998 -9.5 -7.9
1997 -11.5 -3.4
1996 -10.2 -19.0
1995 -4.6
1994 -10.4
1993 -9.5
1992 -7.5
1991 -5.3
1990 -9.0
1989 -15.9
1988 -1.2
1987 -13.8
1986 -14.5
1985 -9.4
1984 -8.7
1983 -8.3
1982 -5.1
1981 -6.4
1980 -6.6
1979 -0.8
1978 -7.9
Avg -7.6 -7.3
Head-to-Head Results
Date ALBIRM WMI
No results