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1940 School Ratings

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National Champion: Minnesota (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Tom Harmon (Michigan)

AP First #1: Cornell ▪ AP Final #1: Minnesota

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.

121 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Michigan Western 13.93 14.28 28.21 35.50 -6.10
2 Minnesota Western 15.39 12.26 27.66 30.84 -3.81
3 Northwestern Western 13.22 11.15 24.37 31.28 -3.06
4 Stanford PCC 12.57 7.56 20.14 26.80 3.52
5 Cornell Ind 10.13 9.38 19.51 29.66 -1.09
6 Washington PCC 9.39 9.93 19.31 24.83 1.32
7 Tennessee SEC 10.22 8.84 19.06 32.39 1.34
8 Texas A&M SWC 7.75 11.01 18.76 23.09 0.20
9 Pennsylvania Ind 13.58 3.85 17.43 37.01 6.35
10 Duke Southern 8.60 8.81 17.41 27.19 0.18
11 Santa Clara Ind 8.35 8.42 16.77 23.53 2.85
12 Boston College Ind 9.88 6.77 16.65 30.67 2.99
13 Texas SWC 8.19 8.16 16.35 23.94 2.82
14 Ohio State Western 7.97 7.98 15.95 24.90 2.19
15 Nebraska Big 6 6.50 9.40 15.90 24.09 1.45
16 Mississippi State SEC 6.81 7.45 14.27 22.02 3.32
17 Fordham Ind 7.67 6.55 14.21 23.42 2.94
18 Southern Methodist SWC 5.49 8.18 13.67 19.34 3.07
19 Georgetown Ind 6.50 5.32 11.82 28.31 4.98
20 Indiana Western 3.27 6.93 10.21 18.99 1.88
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Notre Dame Ind 4.25 5.90 10.15 22.59 4.84
22 Alabama SEC 5.92 3.83 9.75 19.84 6.18
23 Rice SWC 3.39 6.30 9.69 17.58 4.37
24 Wisconsin Western 8.29 1.21 9.51 24.51 7.96
25 Mississippi SEC 7.53 1.93 9.46 23.02 9.12
26 Iowa Western 4.23 4.95 9.18 22.78 4.98
27 Michigan State Ind 2.48 6.10 8.58 19.92 2.16
28 Missouri Big 6 10.36 -2.14 8.21 25.96 13.32
29 Oregon PCC -0.83 8.78 7.95 14.63 3.17
30 Pittsburgh Ind 3.60 4.29 7.89 18.41 5.15
31 Oregon State PCC 2.38 5.50 7.87 17.76 6.14
32 Southern California PCC 2.12 5.58 7.69 16.86 4.82
33 California PCC 1.95 5.55 7.50 16.19 5.60
34 Oklahoma Big 6 3.18 4.05 7.22 16.94 6.08
35 Auburn SEC 5.68 1.45 7.13 20.23 8.04
36 Navy Ind -0.85 7.82 6.97 13.12 1.63
37 Purdue Western 3.59 3.23 6.82 20.07 5.10
38 Duquesne Ind 0.86 5.89 6.75 13.69 5.48
39 Tulane SEC 2.76 3.73 6.49 19.84 6.32
40 Columbia Ind -0.62 7.02 6.40 13.37 3.03
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Colgate Ind 1.84 4.50 6.34 18.81 6.69
42 Penn State Ind 0.75 5.38 6.13 15.81 5.45
43 Louisiana State SEC 2.25 3.65 5.90 17.78 7.26
44 Detroit Mercy Ind -3.17 9.04 5.87 13.43 2.29
45 Georgia SEC 5.62 0.00 5.62 22.76 10.60
46 North Carolina Southern 2.08 3.30 5.38 18.62 5.69
47 Texas Christian SWC 2.75 2.62 5.36 18.29 8.07
48 Hardin-Simmons Ind 6.78 -1.44 5.33 20.13 14.37
49 Clemson Southern 1.74 3.57 5.31 18.65 6.98
50 Harvard Ind -3.06 8.36 5.30 11.88 0.88
51 Saint Mary's (CA) Ind 2.04 3.04 5.08 15.53 8.13
52 Tulsa MVC 3.19 1.67 4.85 18.66 10.93
53 Baylor SWC 1.15 3.19 4.34 15.36 6.95
54 Kentucky SEC 1.96 1.98 3.94 20.43 9.11
55 Wake Forest Southern 1.16 2.75 3.91 20.53 9.22
56 Temple Ind 3.07 0.65 3.73 20.83 8.53
57 Texas Tech BIAA 5.17 -1.49 3.68 19.50 14.00
58 William & Mary Southern 0.55 3.03 3.58 20.06 9.06
59 Syracuse Ind 3.40 -0.05 3.35 20.40 11.11
60 Washington State PCC 3.87 -0.59 3.28 17.46 12.62
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Villanova Ind 1.70 1.41 3.11 18.58 9.07
62 UCLA PCC 2.14 0.95 3.09 16.88 10.67
63 Utah MSAC 3.58 -0.50 3.08 16.50 12.90
64 Dartmouth Ind 1.61 1.41 3.03 16.39 8.77
65 Princeton Ind 5.18 -2.25 2.93 18.36 12.48
66 Georgia Tech SEC 3.40 -1.06 2.34 18.91 10.98
67 Arizona BIAA 0.62 1.37 1.98 17.18 11.48
68 Illinois Western 0.72 1.19 1.91 17.28 8.22
69 Arkansas SWC 2.08 -0.29 1.80 17.30 11.81
70 Florida SEC 0.46 1.31 1.76 16.15 9.63
71 Colorado MSAC 1.58 0.09 1.67 18.92 13.70
72 Virginia Military Institute Southern -3.32 4.98 1.66 10.81 5.77
73 Vanderbilt SEC -3.08 3.96 0.88 11.59 5.25
74 Furman Southern 2.36 -1.79 0.57 19.13 12.63
75 Oklahoma State MVC 4.27 -3.72 0.55 18.85 15.25
76 Creighton MVC -3.01 2.62 -0.39 13.15 9.97
77 Denver MSAC 1.32 -1.76 -0.43 14.48 14.59
78 Holy Cross Ind -1.45 0.95 -0.50 13.14 9.32
79 North Carolina State Southern 1.21 -2.16 -0.94 17.21 12.49
80 Brown Ind -1.18 0.17 -1.01 12.54 11.22
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Virginia Ind -0.67 -0.77 -1.44 13.99 10.68
82 Marquette Ind 7.91 -9.39 -1.48 22.26 19.09
83 Richmond Southern -0.90 -0.60 -1.50 12.83 11.57
84 Manhattan Ind 3.84 -5.81 -1.97 20.23 15.94
85 West Virginia Ind -2.02 -0.29 -2.31 14.44 10.98
86 Iowa State Big 6 -1.31 -1.03 -2.34 12.39 12.24
87 Virginia Tech Southern -0.20 -2.44 -2.64 12.85 14.45
88 Gonzaga Ind -2.43 -0.38 -2.81 9.19 11.93
89 George Washington Ind -5.84 2.20 -3.64 6.91 7.20
90 New Mexico BIAA -0.07 -3.96 -4.02 12.17 15.58
91 San Francisco Ind -2.71 -1.31 -4.02 10.72 12.51
92 South Carolina Southern -0.41 -3.74 -4.15 14.03 14.35
93 Arizona State BIAA -3.54 -0.86 -4.40 10.31 14.19
94 Kansas State Big 6 -4.30 -1.98 -6.28 9.64 12.81
95 Carnegie Mellon Ind -6.01 -0.32 -6.33 6.64 15.66
96 Yale Ind -3.75 -2.66 -6.41 12.33 14.45
97 Davidson Southern 0.32 -7.30 -6.98 14.55 20.79
98 Army Ind -4.01 -3.01 -7.02 10.03 17.66
99 Saint Louis MVC -7.09 -0.17 -7.26 5.55 11.07
100 Texas-El Paso BIAA -3.30 -4.25 -7.55 7.58 16.94
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Kansas Big 6 -4.46 -4.42 -8.88 10.90 19.09
102 Brigham Young MSAC -6.24 -2.83 -9.07 5.78 14.69
103 Miami (FL) Ind -3.79 -5.64 -9.43 8.82 20.30
104 Drake MVC -5.09 -4.52 -9.61 11.08 16.23
105 Loyola Marymount Ind -5.91 -4.11 -10.01 6.42 17.32
106 Montana PCC -4.66 -5.92 -10.58 6.21 19.79
107 New York University Ind -5.73 -5.27 -11.00 8.09 17.64
108 Sewanee Ind -3.84 -7.17 -11.01 12.08 19.10
109 Washington (MO) MVC -3.70 -7.61 -11.30 9.46 20.54
110 Colorado State MSAC -5.73 -5.79 -11.52 5.39 18.32
111 Washington & Lee Southern -5.05 -6.77 -11.82 9.49 19.04
112 Citadel Southern -6.78 -5.16 -11.94 7.65 17.05
113 Centenary (LA) Ind -6.48 -5.60 -12.07 6.13 18.14
114 Maryland Southern -9.77 -3.28 -13.05 3.85 17.51
115 Idaho PCC -9.01 -4.35 -13.36 4.57 22.63
116 Hampden-Sydney Ind -7.87 -6.54 -14.41 4.81 20.41
117 Utah State MSAC -10.47 -4.83 -15.30 1.16 17.35
118 Washburn MVC -6.14 -9.65 -15.79 4.53 23.30
119 New Mexico State BIAA -7.66 -9.91 -17.56 3.88 26.84
120 Northern Arizona BIAA -5.81 -12.29 -18.10 5.69 27.17
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
121 Wyoming MSAC -12.65 -7.35 -20.01 -0.29 24.75