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1947 School Ratings

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National Champion: Notre Dame (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: John Lujack (Notre Dame)

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

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.

120 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Michigan Western 16.51 13.88 30.39 50.50 -4.35
2 Texas SWC 16.07 12.68 28.75 36.10 -1.31
3 Notre Dame Ind 15.62 12.69 28.31 41.40 -3.74
4 Pennsylvania Ind 9.94 12.88 22.82 33.06 -0.85
5 Rice SWC 8.13 12.75 20.87 29.51 -1.22
6 Southern California PCC 8.78 11.90 20.68 31.67 -0.44
7 North Carolina Southern 9.70 10.64 20.35 29.09 3.16
8 Southern Methodist SWC 8.37 11.42 19.78 26.33 -0.96
9 UCLA PCC 7.74 9.95 17.68 28.82 -1.08
10 Illinois Western 9.42 8.09 17.51 32.01 -0.21
11 Army Ind 6.31 10.92 17.24 32.08 -0.65
12 Minnesota Western 10.11 6.24 16.35 30.26 1.64
13 Mississippi SEC 10.91 5.29 16.20 30.96 7.55
14 California PCC 10.35 5.37 15.72 34.44 6.56
15 Wisconsin Western 7.23 8.31 15.55 29.13 2.47
16 Georgia Tech SEC 5.10 10.19 15.29 24.88 3.00
17 Purdue Western 9.92 4.79 14.71 33.35 3.29
18 Penn State Ind 6.09 7.59 13.68 34.60 5.54
19 Alabama SEC 7.07 6.18 13.26 24.01 6.02
20 William & Mary Southern 7.75 5.20 12.95 27.89 8.65
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Columbia Ind 8.55 4.24 12.79 25.91 7.27
22 Indiana Western 3.39 8.86 12.25 26.18 -0.02
23 Virginia Ind 6.48 5.65 12.14 27.19 7.68
24 Texas Christian SWC 0.88 10.69 11.57 19.31 0.15
25 Kentucky SEC 2.43 8.30 10.73 18.25 3.78
26 Northwestern Western 10.24 0.42 10.65 30.08 6.66
27 Kansas Big 6 4.82 5.00 9.82 29.38 7.80
28 Georgia SEC 4.09 5.61 9.69 21.11 8.61
29 Missouri Big 6 7.16 2.36 9.53 28.16 9.48
30 Arkansas SWC 4.27 5.17 9.44 23.97 7.00
31 Maryland Southern 6.90 2.48 9.38 22.55 10.59
32 Louisiana State SEC 8.13 1.20 9.33 24.52 10.39
33 Michigan State Ind 2.59 6.71 9.29 22.21 8.85
34 Vanderbilt SEC 0.35 8.91 9.26 21.97 4.34
35 North Carolina State Southern -1.84 10.92 9.09 14.29 3.31
36 Princeton Ind 4.79 4.16 8.95 21.25 8.19
37 Oregon PCC 3.73 4.80 8.53 22.18 7.27
38 Oklahoma Big 6 7.63 0.68 8.31 24.45 10.48
39 Duke Southern -0.07 8.21 8.15 17.48 4.39
40 Rutgers Ind 7.18 0.01 7.19 23.46 14.65
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Texas A&M SWC 4.66 2.09 6.75 24.86 11.41
42 Tennessee SEC 3.89 2.81 6.69 22.81 10.65
43 Washington PCC -0.60 7.19 6.59 18.86 2.55
44 West Virginia Ind 1.54 4.90 6.44 24.90 8.28
45 Mississippi State SEC 0.84 5.53 6.37 16.54 7.47
46 Baylor SWC 1.86 4.14 6.00 19.93 8.53
47 Navy Ind 2.67 3.08 5.75 21.28 5.03
48 Yale Ind 2.10 3.60 5.70 20.99 9.62
49 Iowa Western 4.01 1.53 5.55 28.32 8.43
50 San Francisco Ind 6.51 -1.89 4.62 25.42 15.18
51 Ohio State Western -1.22 5.82 4.60 18.49 1.67
52 Wake Forest Southern 0.52 4.07 4.59 17.17 9.13
53 Utah MSAC 0.09 4.32 4.41 15.74 10.33
54 Villanova Ind 0.04 4.23 4.27 19.38 8.34
55 Hardin-Simmons BIAA 1.47 2.78 4.25 21.64 12.36
56 Oregon State PCC 2.36 1.42 3.79 22.86 11.39
57 South Carolina Southern -1.79 5.44 3.64 12.86 9.71
58 Dartmouth Ind 0.02 2.96 2.98 16.21 9.68
59 Tulane SEC -0.15 3.12 2.97 18.86 13.26
60 Boston College Ind 4.26 -1.70 2.56 22.28 13.24
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Detroit Mercy Ind 5.85 -3.66 2.19 24.08 15.97
62 Holy Cross Ind -3.66 5.30 1.65 15.01 7.89
63 Brown Ind 3.74 -2.99 0.75 20.92 16.04
64 Clemson Southern 5.86 -5.76 0.11 22.98 19.23
65 Nevada Ind 1.43 -1.72 -0.29 22.61 16.66
66 Marquette Ind 5.57 -5.98 -0.41 22.31 19.41
67 Texas Tech BIAA 2.36 -2.91 -0.56 19.10 17.04
68 Tulsa MVC -1.59 0.63 -0.96 15.23 11.49
69 Oklahoma State MVC -2.02 1.02 -1.00 15.58 11.62
70 Cornell Ind 1.23 -2.46 -1.23 18.54 15.38
71 Boston University Ind 3.61 -5.47 -1.85 19.89 23.94
72 Pittsburgh Ind -3.64 1.77 -1.86 17.37 13.11
73 Virginia Tech Southern 2.03 -3.98 -1.95 19.34 19.28
74 Florida SEC -0.58 -1.38 -1.96 13.29 15.57
75 Washington State PCC -2.79 0.82 -1.97 14.37 9.20
76 Harvard Ind -1.38 -1.24 -2.62 17.24 16.51
77 West Texas A&M BIAA -0.64 -2.73 -3.37 15.48 17.59
78 Arizona BIAA 6.22 -9.63 -3.42 22.23 23.85
79 Santa Clara Ind -0.09 -3.56 -3.64 14.09 16.26
80 Denver MSAC -2.94 -0.75 -3.69 12.56 15.06
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Nebraska Big 6 -3.51 -0.40 -3.92 15.32 12.11
82 Montana PCC -2.27 -1.71 -3.98 11.63 18.66
83 Davidson Southern -4.18 0.03 -4.14 11.19 15.89
84 Stanford PCC -1.33 -2.82 -4.15 17.61 13.54
85 Georgetown Ind -6.93 1.51 -5.42 9.25 11.54
86 Washington & Lee Southern -1.56 -4.34 -5.90 14.02 21.37
87 Colgate Ind -5.51 -0.48 -5.98 10.84 15.53
88 Virginia Military Institute Southern -1.60 -4.71 -6.32 12.84 17.48
89 Texas-El Paso BIAA -6.99 0.61 -6.38 8.86 13.51
90 Miami (FL) Ind -4.97 -1.67 -6.64 10.61 14.74
91 Iowa State Big 6 -4.47 -2.31 -6.78 11.99 14.42
92 Temple Ind -4.22 -2.76 -6.98 9.81 14.76
93 Utah State MSAC 1.69 -8.98 -7.28 15.56 24.14
94 Colorado MSAC -6.02 -1.47 -7.48 10.07 17.13
95 Wichita State MVC -4.90 -2.95 -7.85 13.43 18.06
96 Idaho PCC -3.72 -4.33 -8.05 11.41 18.71
97 Chattanooga Ind -5.92 -2.90 -8.82 8.89 20.11
98 Richmond Southern -5.80 -3.40 -9.20 7.77 19.41
99 Colorado State MSAC -3.06 -6.90 -9.96 10.39 23.05
100 Syracuse Ind -6.25 -3.77 -10.02 9.59 18.50
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 New Mexico BIAA -3.09 -7.15 -10.25 11.22 21.62
102 Saint Mary's (CA) Ind -1.88 -8.45 -10.33 16.43 22.58
103 Saint Louis MVC -2.27 -8.16 -10.43 16.21 23.43
104 Wyoming MSAC -3.58 -7.05 -10.63 13.69 22.39
105 Auburn SEC -4.72 -6.21 -10.93 10.21 21.64
106 Citadel Southern -8.65 -2.87 -11.51 4.79 22.03
107 Montana State Ind -3.89 -7.80 -11.70 8.68 25.60
108 Furman Southern -7.15 -5.28 -12.43 7.62 23.45
109 Brigham Young MSAC -4.99 -9.15 -14.15 10.29 23.54
110 George Washington Southern -8.73 -6.64 -15.37 8.14 22.37
111 Arizona State BIAA -5.94 -9.53 -15.47 7.41 25.81
112 Kansas State Big 6 -7.85 -7.96 -15.81 9.94 26.10
113 Duquesne Ind -11.75 -4.45 -16.20 3.91 23.93
114 Drake MVC -7.20 -10.53 -17.74 8.18 24.95
115 New York University Ind -9.71 -8.04 -17.75 3.63 27.34
116 Portland Ind -10.38 -8.58 -18.96 4.61 28.38
117 Fordham Ind -11.45 -7.85 -19.29 2.47 32.26
118 New Mexico State BIAA -9.15 -11.78 -20.92 5.30 27.27
119 Merchant Marine Ind -12.33 -11.47 -23.80 1.75 31.36
120 Northern Arizona BIAA -14.89 -15.78 -30.67 -1.30 42.05