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1941 School Ratings

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National Champion: Minnesota (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Bruce Smith (Minnesota)

AP First #1: Minnesota ▪ 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.

119 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Texas SWC 15.21 11.12 26.32 41.33 -2.95
2 Minnesota Western 12.01 13.56 25.57 31.48 -4.39
3 Michigan Western 8.28 13.58 21.87 27.24 -4.92
4 Northwestern Western 9.36 10.22 19.59 29.15 -2.80
5 Oregon State PCC 6.23 12.90 19.13 21.26 -2.40
6 Notre Dame Ind 10.11 8.28 18.39 26.17 1.06
7 Navy Ind 7.52 10.46 17.98 26.86 0.06
8 Duke Southern 12.64 4.87 17.51 36.00 5.44
9 Missouri Big 6 7.30 10.20 17.50 24.41 0.02
10 Ohio State Western 14.04 3.38 17.41 30.31 5.54
11 Stanford PCC 9.82 7.41 17.23 25.44 3.55
12 Pennsylvania Ind 10.70 6.09 16.79 28.76 4.70
13 Fordham Ind 10.77 5.32 16.09 25.91 5.38
14 Georgia SEC 10.18 5.37 15.55 33.64 5.22
15 Washington PCC 8.59 6.88 15.47 23.00 2.93
16 California PCC 4.40 10.63 15.03 20.11 0.59
17 Texas A&M SWC 7.25 7.77 15.02 30.24 0.59
18 Alabama SEC 7.72 7.15 14.87 27.79 1.70
19 Santa Clara Ind 9.05 5.32 14.37 23.19 5.27
20 Washington State PCC 4.61 9.20 13.81 22.24 0.65
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Tulane SEC 9.39 3.73 13.12 30.54 4.07
22 Oklahoma Big 6 6.23 6.55 12.78 28.47 4.79
23 Oregon PCC 8.62 4.06 12.68 23.30 9.52
24 Mississippi SEC 4.90 7.37 12.26 19.59 1.70
25 Texas Christian SWC 5.78 4.87 10.65 21.65 2.42
26 Tennessee SEC 3.59 6.82 10.40 17.14 2.40
27 Cornell Ind 2.37 7.94 10.31 18.45 0.86
28 Duquesne Ind 2.34 7.83 10.17 15.44 3.81
29 Louisiana State SEC 3.31 6.70 10.00 19.28 2.60
30 Mississippi State SEC 2.28 7.42 9.70 20.18 4.00
31 Michigan State Ind 3.93 5.42 9.36 20.39 5.83
32 Harvard Ind -0.06 9.36 9.30 15.22 1.02
33 Virginia Ind 6.62 2.15 8.77 25.19 9.83
34 Clemson Southern 8.96 -0.24 8.73 24.71 10.83
35 Army Ind 2.74 5.75 8.50 17.63 4.76
36 Detroit Mercy Ind 2.08 6.22 8.30 21.39 4.12
37 Southern Methodist SWC 2.86 5.37 8.23 22.11 3.23
38 Penn State Ind 5.14 2.95 8.09 20.98 8.04
39 Vanderbilt SEC 5.72 2.37 8.09 27.83 8.64
40 Southern California PCC 2.37 5.41 7.78 17.17 5.14
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Rice SWC 2.37 5.36 7.73 22.45 4.51
42 Boston College Ind 4.76 2.94 7.70 24.15 8.15
43 Texas Tech BIAA 1.26 6.24 7.50 18.35 6.38
44 Nebraska Big 6 0.74 6.54 7.28 15.12 2.99
45 Temple Ind 7.59 -0.56 7.02 21.22 15.14
46 Tulsa MVC 2.21 4.28 6.49 18.97 7.34
47 Syracuse Ind 4.79 1.60 6.39 23.00 8.86
48 UCLA PCC 4.42 1.49 5.91 18.66 10.75
49 Indiana Western 5.36 0.42 5.79 22.81 8.20
50 Wisconsin Western 11.15 -5.58 5.57 27.69 16.35
51 Marquette Ind 5.64 -0.32 5.33 21.22 12.64
52 Columbia Ind 1.93 3.28 5.22 18.12 5.29
53 Iowa Western 3.40 1.74 5.14 19.58 6.16
54 Utah MSAC 3.74 0.92 4.66 22.50 11.44
55 Baylor SWC 2.88 1.66 4.54 19.61 8.78
56 Auburn SEC 0.71 3.77 4.48 16.68 6.16
57 Pittsburgh Ind 2.00 2.46 4.47 18.08 10.20
58 William & Mary Southern 1.74 2.73 4.47 21.68 10.05
59 Purdue Western -6.46 10.83 4.37 8.72 -2.69
60 Colgate Ind 2.94 0.92 3.86 23.52 8.51
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Villanova Ind -1.60 5.30 3.70 13.20 4.63
62 Miami (FL) Ind -0.67 4.25 3.58 12.53 7.03
63 Arkansas SWC 0.93 2.52 3.45 19.80 6.18
64 Dartmouth Ind 1.12 1.65 2.77 18.22 8.35
65 Florida SEC 1.81 0.56 2.38 17.22 8.62
66 Oklahoma State MVC 3.43 -1.49 1.94 17.37 11.86
67 Georgia Tech SEC -1.46 3.21 1.74 13.77 4.80
68 Georgetown Ind -1.48 3.10 1.62 11.56 8.66
69 Illinois Western 1.76 -0.57 1.18 22.29 12.31
70 Arizona BIAA 4.89 -3.92 0.97 21.34 17.18
71 Saint Mary's (CA) Ind 0.07 0.84 0.91 14.15 13.34
72 South Carolina Southern -1.86 2.51 0.65 12.11 6.76
73 Holy Cross Ind -1.97 2.59 0.62 12.02 7.47
74 Montana PCC -1.41 0.52 -0.88 10.68 12.32
75 Kentucky SEC 3.95 -5.55 -1.59 18.02 17.35
76 Denver MSAC -5.40 3.45 -1.95 11.28 8.00
77 West Virginia Ind -3.72 1.49 -2.23 8.89 10.61
78 West Texas A&M BIAA 1.36 -3.62 -2.26 19.62 17.46
79 Loyola Marymount Ind -0.94 -1.45 -2.39 10.94 14.37
80 San Francisco Ind 5.48 -8.62 -3.15 16.82 21.30
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Wake Forest Southern -1.07 -2.13 -3.19 18.95 13.88
82 Hardin-Simmons BIAA -2.57 -0.69 -3.26 8.53 12.23
83 Manhattan Ind -0.36 -2.94 -3.29 12.31 14.25
84 North Carolina Southern -1.49 -2.21 -3.70 14.13 13.71
85 Yale Ind -1.66 -2.18 -3.84 13.45 12.64
86 Kansas State Big 6 -3.15 -0.94 -4.10 10.47 14.71
87 Idaho PCC -1.61 -2.66 -4.27 12.75 15.80
88 Brigham Young MSAC -2.52 -1.76 -4.28 10.70 14.31
89 Colorado State MSAC -0.95 -3.39 -4.34 10.93 15.17
90 Citadel Southern -0.36 -4.22 -4.58 15.78 16.96
91 Virginia Military Institute Southern 0.41 -4.99 -4.58 13.64 16.70
92 Princeton Ind -1.79 -2.92 -4.71 13.23 13.30
93 Virginia Tech Southern -3.16 -1.61 -4.77 8.98 14.00
94 North Carolina State Southern -5.59 0.36 -5.23 9.48 11.84
95 Brown Ind -4.38 -1.03 -5.41 7.27 12.67
96 Colorado MSAC -0.63 -5.25 -5.88 13.86 18.40
97 Iowa State Big 6 -1.88 -4.45 -6.33 11.20 18.31
98 Creighton MVC -2.54 -5.66 -8.21 9.52 18.35
99 New Mexico BIAA -6.23 -2.66 -8.90 5.47 17.15
100 Kansas Big 6 -3.26 -6.03 -9.29 10.33 21.64
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 New York University Ind -5.33 -4.02 -9.35 9.13 20.70
102 Saint Louis MVC -5.63 -3.87 -9.50 5.82 18.03
103 Furman Southern 0.16 -9.71 -9.55 13.69 23.33
104 Drake MVC -8.14 -2.37 -10.51 3.46 15.55
105 Texas-El Paso BIAA -1.76 -10.17 -11.92 11.97 23.97
106 Maryland Southern -8.59 -3.82 -12.41 3.51 21.03
107 Washington & Lee Southern -8.73 -4.71 -13.44 3.75 16.28
108 Northern Arizona BIAA -6.54 -6.96 -13.50 6.53 22.18
109 Arizona State BIAA -9.47 -4.17 -13.64 1.55 17.44
110 Washington (MO) MVC -3.89 -10.95 -14.85 8.92 24.58
111 Davidson Southern -10.42 -4.54 -14.96 3.06 19.34
112 Richmond Southern -9.27 -7.45 -16.72 3.80 21.94
113 George Washington Southern -12.67 -4.07 -16.74 0.37 19.97
114 Gonzaga Ind -9.64 -7.27 -16.91 0.90 24.51
115 Utah State MSAC -10.21 -9.68 -19.89 2.25 21.80
116 Centenary (LA) Ind -10.69 -11.36 -22.04 1.46 27.32
117 Wyoming MSAC -12.43 -9.63 -22.06 -0.57 27.38
118 New Mexico State BIAA -10.97 -11.28 -22.25 2.29 29.52
119 Sewanee Ind -13.01 -10.26 -23.27 -2.64 23.92