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1939 School Ratings

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National Champion: Texas A&M (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Nile Kinnick (Iowa)

AP First #1: Pittsburgh ▪ AP Final #1: Texas A&M

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.

124 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Cornell Ind 15.19 7.83 23.02 31.99 0.63
2 Texas A&M SWC 11.16 9.80 20.96 24.30 -1.14
3 Tulane SEC 11.27 8.80 20.07 26.88 -0.89
4 Ohio State Western 12.09 7.08 19.17 27.71 0.01
5 Duke Southern 10.08 8.67 18.75 24.76 -1.28
6 North Carolina Southern 9.59 8.23 17.82 26.67 0.18
7 Southern California PCC 8.15 8.86 17.00 21.92 0.82
8 Tennessee SEC 5.85 9.40 15.24 20.33 0.25
9 Oklahoma Big 6 10.80 4.38 15.18 25.91 4.09
10 Georgia Tech SEC 7.36 6.61 13.97 20.95 1.71
11 Missouri Big 6 7.09 6.48 13.57 19.56 2.71
12 Princeton Ind 8.04 5.48 13.52 20.12 2.00
13 Michigan Western 11.50 1.81 13.31 30.30 6.27
14 Clemson Southern 6.55 6.50 13.05 18.31 1.57
15 Holy Cross Ind 6.91 5.84 12.76 22.87 2.87
16 Notre Dame Ind 7.63 5.11 12.74 19.16 2.81
17 Mississippi State SEC 5.83 6.84 12.68 22.94 2.55
18 Nebraska Big 6 5.44 6.86 12.31 17.47 1.66
19 Fordham Ind 6.20 5.91 12.11 19.75 2.45
20 Boston College Ind 5.95 5.37 11.33 20.92 4.25
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Minnesota Western 7.59 3.72 11.31 26.03 3.33
22 Mississippi SEC 7.59 3.03 10.62 26.06 6.39
23 Alabama SEC 2.15 8.11 10.25 15.53 0.07
24 Southern Methodist SWC 2.18 7.96 10.14 15.48 0.53
25 Iowa Western 7.72 2.27 9.99 21.70 5.54
26 Duquesne Ind 3.63 5.45 9.08 16.78 4.45
27 Georgetown Ind 3.17 5.88 9.04 14.97 4.21
28 Pittsburgh Ind 7.53 1.19 8.73 19.68 6.82
29 Kentucky SEC 4.28 3.84 8.11 20.42 5.44
30 UCLA PCC 3.10 4.98 8.08 15.19 4.63
31 Wake Forest Southern 5.90 2.17 8.07 25.70 7.94
32 Santa Clara Ind 1.10 6.70 7.79 15.26 2.43
33 Baylor SWC 3.60 3.92 7.51 17.26 5.56
34 Purdue Western 0.75 6.65 7.41 13.79 0.51
35 Dartmouth Ind 3.38 3.86 7.24 17.94 4.92
36 Penn State Ind 1.44 5.76 7.20 16.97 6.78
37 Auburn SEC 0.02 6.90 6.92 12.32 0.85
38 Northwestern Western -0.82 7.44 6.62 13.60 -0.17
39 Columbia Ind 2.09 4.52 6.61 15.65 3.22
40 Oregon State PCC 4.40 2.03 6.43 15.74 8.13
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Louisiana State SEC 4.95 0.89 5.84 17.76 6.37
42 Villanova Ind 1.91 3.89 5.80 16.60 5.60
43 Navy Ind 2.33 3.41 5.74 15.92 6.45
44 Utah MSAC 7.02 -1.64 5.38 24.66 12.66
45 Richmond Southern -0.29 5.62 5.33 12.08 4.62
46 New York University Ind 2.54 2.68 5.22 15.75 6.42
47 Texas SWC 4.92 0.07 4.99 17.77 8.72
48 Indiana Western 2.71 1.39 4.10 16.27 5.94
49 Virginia Ind 2.76 1.28 4.04 15.59 6.86
50 Arkansas SWC 3.11 0.86 3.97 15.61 7.62
51 Kansas State Big 6 3.16 0.67 3.83 15.47 8.69
52 Pennsylvania Ind 0.85 2.81 3.66 13.09 3.49
53 Oregon PCC 1.35 2.07 3.42 15.13 7.54
54 Virginia Military Institute Southern 1.74 1.61 3.35 15.35 7.63
55 Colgate Ind -0.53 3.74 3.21 13.41 4.36
56 Detroit Mercy Ind 4.47 -1.56 2.92 16.04 10.53
57 Syracuse Ind 0.36 2.23 2.59 12.45 6.70
58 Harvard Ind 1.17 1.39 2.56 18.81 7.80
59 Furman Southern 0.72 1.70 2.42 13.59 8.13
60 Georgia SEC 0.63 1.69 2.32 13.04 6.90
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Texas Christian SWC 3.20 -0.94 2.26 16.54 9.27
62 Yale Ind 1.91 0.32 2.24 15.09 7.91
63 William & Mary Southern 4.38 -2.27 2.11 16.87 12.47
64 Carnegie Mellon Ind -1.70 3.77 2.07 12.13 4.75
65 Marquette Ind 4.34 -2.58 1.76 15.65 10.53
66 Michigan State Ind 0.94 0.72 1.66 14.04 7.76
67 Brown Ind 2.38 -1.07 1.31 19.35 10.86
68 Florida SEC -3.38 4.68 1.29 9.03 4.30
69 Illinois Western -2.42 3.54 1.12 11.17 3.90
70 Arizona State BIAA -0.18 0.97 0.79 11.83 10.49
71 Virginia Tech Southern -1.02 1.80 0.79 11.41 7.62
72 Army Ind 1.26 -0.56 0.70 13.92 9.13
73 George Washington Ind -1.47 2.12 0.65 9.09 8.08
74 Temple Ind -1.92 2.12 0.19 10.75 5.62
75 Washington PCC -0.85 0.90 0.05 11.01 8.22
76 Gonzaga Ind -1.04 0.83 -0.21 10.14 9.25
77 Oklahoma State MVC -2.84 2.49 -0.35 10.99 10.04
78 Hardin-Simmons Ind 0.03 -0.41 -0.38 10.33 11.42
79 Vanderbilt SEC 1.50 -2.22 -0.71 13.42 12.06
80 Washington (MO) MVC 2.65 -3.49 -0.84 14.35 13.29
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Manhattan Ind -1.42 0.55 -0.87 10.85 9.09
82 Wisconsin Western -0.55 -0.41 -0.96 13.26 8.43
83 Washington & Lee Southern -4.85 3.39 -1.46 6.55 5.97
84 New Mexico BIAA 1.61 -3.25 -1.64 10.34 14.12
85 Saint Mary's (CA) Ind -3.04 0.55 -2.49 9.14 9.28
86 Bucknell Ind -1.65 -1.26 -2.91 9.37 10.48
87 Denver MSAC -1.22 -1.71 -2.93 9.54 11.32
88 Texas Tech BIAA -3.70 0.71 -2.99 10.66 9.66
89 Miami (FL) Ind -0.18 -2.89 -3.08 11.68 12.55
90 Arizona BIAA -3.27 -0.11 -3.38 7.90 13.95
91 Rice SWC -2.23 -1.19 -3.43 10.84 9.10
92 Colorado MSAC -0.36 -3.30 -3.66 10.69 14.26
93 Texas-El Paso BIAA -3.26 -0.73 -3.98 8.22 11.32
94 Washington State PCC -2.59 -1.64 -4.23 9.64 13.52
95 California PCC -1.39 -3.31 -4.70 10.17 12.96
96 North Carolina State Southern -2.17 -2.53 -4.70 10.31 11.94
97 Stanford PCC -2.15 -2.95 -5.10 10.28 12.86
98 Kansas Big 6 -3.53 -1.61 -5.14 8.98 11.55
99 Iowa State Big 6 -4.96 -0.36 -5.32 7.61 10.76
100 Rhodes Ind -3.00 -2.40 -5.39 9.11 14.95
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 West Virginia Ind -5.37 -0.86 -6.23 8.70 10.96
102 Davidson Southern -1.54 -4.73 -6.27 10.73 14.62
103 Maryland Southern -3.85 -2.74 -6.59 7.96 11.68
104 Tulsa MVC -4.05 -2.58 -6.64 7.43 12.02
105 Creighton MVC 1.23 -8.62 -7.39 14.94 20.08
106 Citadel Southern -3.01 -4.42 -7.43 9.03 17.56
107 Brigham Young MSAC -4.16 -3.32 -7.48 4.45 13.62
108 Saint Louis MVC -7.11 -0.44 -7.55 4.01 11.81
109 Centenary (LA) Ind -6.88 -1.28 -8.17 4.67 10.98
110 Sewanee SEC -4.93 -3.55 -8.48 5.52 18.21
111 San Francisco Ind -5.51 -3.01 -8.52 4.88 12.90
112 Washburn MVC -1.88 -6.72 -8.60 8.35 18.80
113 Drake MVC -6.54 -2.33 -8.87 4.58 13.03
114 South Carolina Southern -5.66 -3.47 -9.12 6.08 14.39
115 Hampden-Sydney Ind -3.46 -6.23 -9.69 8.83 17.28
116 Utah State MSAC -8.17 -1.94 -10.11 3.55 12.98
117 Montana PCC -8.05 -2.08 -10.13 3.02 12.34
118 Colorado State MSAC -5.33 -6.14 -11.47 5.35 16.56
119 New Mexico State BIAA -4.16 -7.33 -11.49 5.65 19.06
120 Chicago Western -7.11 -4.58 -11.70 5.44 35.09
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
121 Idaho PCC -6.14 -6.91 -13.05 4.44 17.55
122 Loyola Marymount Ind -6.80 -8.46 -15.26 3.56 21.94
123 Northern Arizona BIAA -7.78 -14.54 -22.32 2.18 32.17
124 Wyoming MSAC -7.71 -15.35 -23.06 3.76 32.35