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1896 School Ratings

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National Champions: Princeton (HELMS, NCF), Lafayette (NCF)

The SRS columns are SRS broken up into offensive and defensive components.
The Scoring columns are points per game adjusted for strength of opposition.
The Passing, Rushing, and Total columns are yards per attempt adjusted for strength of opposition.

30 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Princeton Ind 9.47 9.24 18.71 31.35 -4.23
2 Pennsylvania Ind 10.12 8.03 18.15 25.45 -3.21
3 Lafayette Ind 5.55 7.74 13.29 20.93 -2.48
4 Michigan Western 5.85 5.57 11.42 25.84 -0.59
5 Yale Ind 4.60 6.78 11.38 18.97 -1.44
6 Wisconsin Western 5.36 4.76 10.13 24.19 0.71
7 Carlisle Ind 6.79 1.24 8.03 23.04 2.93
8 Harvard Ind 1.92 5.99 7.91 16.46 -2.19
9 Army Ind 3.62 3.09 6.71 21.06 2.26
10 Chicago Western 3.24 3.10 6.34 19.42 3.09
11 Brown Ind 4.18 1.84 6.01 19.80 2.91
12 Navy Ind 4.02 1.73 5.75 23.50 4.14
13 Dartmouth Ind 4.64 1.05 5.70 19.79 7.84
14 Northwestern Western 2.64 2.99 5.63 18.22 1.87
15 Minnesota Western 0.38 4.40 4.77 15.80 0.41
16 Illinois Western 1.54 2.72 4.26 21.68 2.73
17 Cornell Ind 2.99 1.04 4.03 22.02 6.62
18 Purdue Western 4.12 -0.93 3.19 18.75 5.56
19 Williams Ind -1.73 2.74 1.01 10.45 2.84
20 Dickinson Ind -0.33 -0.63 -0.96 16.13 7.10
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Lehigh Ind 0.82 -2.03 -1.22 17.97 9.15
22 Wesleyan (CT) Ind 0.59 -1.99 -1.41 14.47 7.99
23 Trinity (CT) Ind -1.46 -0.21 -1.67 13.03 7.84
24 Bucknell Ind -4.24 1.72 -2.52 7.42 9.51
25 Penn State Ind -1.59 -1.87 -3.45 13.67 12.09
26 Amherst Ind -3.59 -0.04 -3.63 11.41 8.75
27 Franklin & Marshall Ind -3.86 -1.23 -5.08 8.84 11.47
28 Lake Forest Ind -4.90 -1.60 -6.50 11.62 14.03
29 Bowdoin Ind -4.78 -3.00 -7.78 6.31 9.75
30 Tufts Ind -7.10 -6.04 -13.14 4.62 11.62