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1897 School Ratings

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National Champion: Pennsylvania (HELMS, 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.

28 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Pennsylvania Ind 10.41 9.43 19.83 34.19 -2.84
2 Princeton Ind 9.30 10.14 19.45 35.11 -3.85
3 Harvard Ind 8.12 8.87 16.99 23.71 -2.45
4 Army Ind 9.01 6.15 15.16 28.72 2.34
5 Yale Ind 5.13 8.20 13.33 19.79 -1.70
6 Lafayette Ind 5.85 4.74 10.59 24.38 6.24
7 Chicago Western 8.98 0.94 9.92 27.95 7.00
8 Wisconsin Western 5.14 4.57 9.71 20.72 3.49
9 Cornell Ind 2.25 5.92 8.16 20.39 -0.46
10 Carlisle Ind 7.47 0.48 7.96 28.91 4.81
11 Michigan Western 4.68 3.13 7.81 20.57 4.86
12 Brown Ind 6.35 0.71 7.06 22.47 8.95
13 Dartmouth Ind 5.09 1.50 6.58 28.20 6.51
14 Illinois Western 3.66 2.24 5.90 24.07 4.84
15 Navy Ind 0.75 3.35 4.10 14.08 3.93
16 Wesleyan (CT) Ind 0.98 -0.71 0.27 14.02 9.67
17 Trinity (CT) Ind 0.40 -0.45 -0.05 14.39 9.17
18 Dickinson Ind -3.58 2.06 -1.51 11.47 6.24
19 Minnesota Western -0.43 -1.34 -1.77 14.75 10.79
20 Penn State Ind -0.51 -1.33 -1.84 15.12 9.58
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Northwestern Western -3.46 0.01 -3.45 8.80 7.62
22 Bucknell Ind -0.18 -3.29 -3.46 15.89 10.10
23 Purdue Western -0.79 -4.02 -4.81 12.27 12.91
24 Lehigh Ind -0.23 -5.71 -5.94 15.17 18.91
25 Tufts Ind -4.12 -2.91 -7.03 8.66 10.48
26 Franklin & Marshall Ind -4.38 -4.91 -9.29 9.02 17.45
27 Amherst Ind -5.61 -5.04 -10.65 7.44 17.37
28 Williams Ind -7.99 -5.79 -13.78 5.62 18.77