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1944 School Ratings

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National Champion: Army (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Les Horvath (Ohio State)

AP First #1: Notre Dame ▪ AP Final #1: Army

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.

95 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Army Ind 17.05 15.12 32.17 64.49 -4.41
2 Ohio State Western 16.93 12.94 29.87 42.93 -5.84
3 Notre Dame Ind 11.66 13.03 24.70 39.85 -3.66
4 Michigan Western 11.69 12.77 24.46 34.20 -6.81
5 Navy Ind 12.07 11.12 23.19 36.22 -5.33
6 Indiana Western 7.64 11.75 19.39 38.36 -4.04
7 Iowa Pre-Flight Ind 11.17 7.89 19.06 31.17 2.16
8 Norman Naval Air Station Ind 8.08 9.93 18.01 26.39 2.60
9 Oklahoma State MVC 11.52 6.08 17.60 31.32 7.09
10 Illinois Western 11.79 5.62 17.41 39.43 0.95
11 Georgia Tech SEC 7.46 9.88 17.34 30.82 -0.50
12 Tulsa MVC 15.00 1.33 16.33 40.54 11.71
13 Randolph Field Ind 6.88 9.26 16.14 38.80 4.75
14 Great Lakes Navy Ind 10.85 5.15 16.00 35.25 3.71
15 Pennsylvania Ind 10.49 4.97 15.46 32.59 6.70
16 Purdue Western 10.71 4.73 15.44 34.98 2.90
17 Minnesota Western 12.90 1.77 14.68 37.23 5.82
18 Alabama SEC 8.72 5.92 14.64 34.95 4.98
19 Duke Southern 8.53 6.03 14.56 30.56 2.06
20 Second Air Force Ind 4.05 8.39 12.44 32.62 3.94
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Tennessee SEC 4.61 7.65 12.26 24.32 5.19
22 Yale Ind 2.09 9.48 11.58 17.43 4.46
23 Coast Guard Ind 5.31 5.87 11.18 23.09 10.64
24 Georgia SEC 6.27 4.15 10.42 30.43 9.72
25 Southern California PCC 6.30 3.86 10.17 22.03 9.17
26 Texas SWC 1.48 8.40 9.88 18.13 2.33
27 Iowa State Big 6 2.05 7.39 9.44 23.78 5.81
28 Mississippi State SEC 5.90 3.17 9.07 27.93 8.78
29 Oklahoma Big 6 7.99 0.77 8.76 28.90 11.23
30 Texas A&M SWC 4.03 4.29 8.32 28.57 8.60
31 Michigan State Ind 3.40 4.87 8.27 20.73 9.56
32 Wake Forest Southern 2.49 5.67 8.16 21.20 8.81
33 Louisiana State SEC 2.17 5.83 8.01 20.74 1.88
34 Wisconsin Western 5.06 2.64 7.70 26.39 4.77
35 Pittsburgh Ind 5.68 1.00 6.67 25.29 17.07
36 Virginia Ind 2.01 4.65 6.66 19.83 10.46
37 Tulane SEC 6.05 0.50 6.55 24.11 10.01
38 North Carolina State Southern 1.45 4.20 5.65 15.12 9.14
39 Missouri Big 6 5.70 -0.48 5.22 25.03 15.53
40 Amarillo Field Ind 3.93 1.17 5.10 19.99 13.83
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Colorado MSAC 3.04 1.49 4.53 19.31 12.23
42 Cornell Ind 1.82 2.65 4.47 18.22 13.45
43 William & Mary Southern -1.41 5.82 4.41 20.11 11.25
44 Texas Christian SWC -0.82 5.07 4.25 15.43 8.06
45 Penn State Ind 5.23 -1.39 3.84 23.81 16.26
46 Holy Cross Ind 3.08 0.71 3.79 17.22 14.04
47 Drake MVC 1.75 1.91 3.65 16.57 11.11
48 March Field Ind -0.19 3.68 3.48 15.49 7.97
49 Northwestern Western -1.11 4.49 3.39 24.57 1.52
50 Denver MSAC 3.94 -0.92 3.02 19.84 14.35
51 Dartmouth Ind -1.75 4.56 2.81 14.34 11.92
52 Kentucky SEC 1.29 1.51 2.80 19.16 10.27
53 Brown Ind 3.26 -0.57 2.70 20.98 14.47
54 Arkansas SWC -0.93 3.21 2.28 15.87 8.97
55 Utah MSAC -0.02 1.51 1.50 15.85 14.77
56 Clemson Southern 2.65 -1.93 0.72 22.53 17.61
57 Rice SWC -1.51 2.16 0.66 17.91 12.26
58 Auburn SEC 2.66 -2.20 0.46 21.90 15.37
59 West Virginia Ind 1.53 -1.53 0.00 19.47 16.10
60 Washington PCC 2.73 -2.95 -0.22 32.51 21.24
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Bucknell Ind -2.28 1.82 -0.46 14.44 13.37
62 Saint Mary's (CA) Pre-Flight Ind -3.70 2.72 -0.98 10.04 11.99
63 Lubbock Field Ind -1.00 -0.45 -1.45 17.72 17.45
64 Alameda Coast Guard Ind -0.38 -1.73 -2.11 13.65 16.53
65 Iowa Western -2.00 -0.49 -2.49 20.03 13.24
66 North Carolina Southern -4.57 1.76 -2.81 12.20 10.66
67 Southern Methodist SWC 0.29 -3.12 -2.83 17.57 17.67
68 UCLA PCC 0.74 -3.72 -2.97 19.08 18.94
69 Temple Ind -4.27 1.08 -3.19 10.08 12.80
70 Kansas Big 6 -3.80 0.23 -3.56 13.21 12.39
71 South Carolina Southern -3.55 -0.36 -3.91 11.99 13.89
72 Texas Tech BIAA -2.51 -1.46 -3.97 11.11 12.92
73 Mississippi SEC -2.64 -1.39 -4.02 14.01 15.57
74 Fort Warren Ind -1.41 -2.72 -4.13 14.34 16.82
75 Marquette Ind -4.01 -0.44 -4.46 17.74 13.26
76 Columbia Ind -4.33 -0.82 -5.15 10.33 15.15
77 Nebraska Big 6 -2.26 -3.98 -6.23 16.65 19.00
78 Florida SEC -0.80 -5.51 -6.31 13.37 21.21
79 West Texas A&M BIAA -0.60 -6.30 -6.90 12.70 23.60
80 Utah State MSAC -4.38 -2.85 -7.24 8.54 22.93
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Colgate Ind -4.09 -3.47 -7.56 10.02 18.51
82 California PCC -7.82 -0.21 -8.03 5.78 14.58
83 Syracuse Ind -2.46 -5.89 -8.35 12.92 25.02
84 Boston College Ind -1.68 -6.93 -8.61 10.49 24.96
85 Villanova Ind -7.48 -2.38 -9.86 3.61 20.64
86 Maryland Southern -8.81 -1.62 -10.42 5.52 18.01
87 Colorado College Ind -4.30 -6.50 -10.80 14.07 22.68
88 Kansas State Big 6 -9.41 -1.64 -11.05 4.51 22.81
89 Idaho State Ind -6.12 -5.52 -11.65 4.46 26.92
90 Richmond Southern -6.03 -6.28 -12.31 8.94 29.03
91 Miami (FL) Ind -6.11 -7.99 -14.10 8.95 28.61
92 Presbyterian Ind -9.32 -5.99 -15.31 4.12 28.49
93 New Mexico BIAA -7.12 -9.18 -16.29 8.34 34.54
94 Virginia Military Institute Southern -5.93 -10.47 -16.40 8.14 27.10
95 New York University Ind -10.21 -10.16 -20.37 4.13 28.57