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1948 School Ratings

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National Champion: Michigan (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Doak Walker (Southern Methodist)

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

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.

117 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Michigan Western 12.13 16.36 28.49 39.30 -5.42
2 Notre Dame Ind 15.06 8.82 23.89 40.58 3.12
3 North Carolina Southern 11.22 11.58 22.80 31.09 1.05
4 Mississippi SEC 13.75 8.19 21.94 33.46 4.93
5 California PCC 11.61 8.95 20.56 33.41 4.08
6 Southern Methodist SWC 10.16 10.18 20.34 31.42 2.11
7 Ohio State Western 10.00 10.09 20.09 31.79 1.49
8 Northwestern Western 5.95 14.08 20.03 28.40 -2.53
9 Oklahoma Big 7 12.67 6.86 19.53 36.76 6.00
10 Minnesota Western 11.30 7.95 19.24 31.88 3.35
11 Vanderbilt SEC 7.82 11.00 18.82 34.72 2.21
12 Army Ind 11.90 6.77 18.67 37.43 6.46
13 Georgia SEC 13.17 4.42 17.60 33.49 9.14
14 Tulane SEC 5.63 10.85 16.48 25.24 2.93
15 Michigan State Ind 11.44 4.71 16.15 40.76 7.60
16 Georgia Tech SEC 5.49 9.97 15.47 28.17 2.74
17 Southern California PCC 3.60 11.79 15.39 23.00 -0.34
18 Texas SWC 6.42 7.61 14.04 28.50 5.24
19 Dartmouth Ind 11.54 1.67 13.21 31.41 10.80
20 Penn State Ind 3.00 9.88 12.89 24.83 3.64
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Pennsylvania Ind 6.81 5.87 12.68 27.41 6.29
22 Oregon PCC 4.16 8.47 12.63 24.57 4.63
23 Missouri Big 7 9.69 2.85 12.53 33.59 10.87
24 Villanova Ind 6.72 5.50 12.22 28.57 7.49
25 Cornell Ind 5.89 6.15 12.04 27.26 7.35
26 Baylor SWC 3.29 8.02 11.31 22.48 4.60
27 Tennessee SEC 2.12 8.76 10.89 22.95 3.29
28 Clemson Southern 4.56 6.02 10.58 25.72 8.63
29 Illinois Western 3.68 5.88 9.56 25.05 5.02
30 Kentucky SEC 3.83 5.66 9.49 23.73 7.36
31 Rice SWC 2.56 6.88 9.45 23.96 6.53
32 Santa Clara Ind 4.81 4.54 9.35 26.08 7.86
33 William & Mary Southern 0.21 8.93 9.13 18.97 5.33
34 Wake Forest Southern 9.06 -0.81 8.25 28.45 14.58
35 Texas Christian SWC 2.76 5.18 7.93 20.96 6.04
36 Utah Skyline 1.87 5.76 7.62 22.04 9.51
37 Mississippi State SEC -0.81 8.37 7.57 17.37 5.03
38 Alabama SEC 4.24 3.26 7.50 25.67 10.94
39 Pittsburgh Ind 1.42 5.54 6.97 20.00 10.38
40 Arkansas SWC 4.31 2.61 6.92 26.68 10.72
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Iowa Western 2.75 4.15 6.89 21.88 8.16
42 Duke Southern 0.00 6.71 6.72 22.12 6.76
43 Nevada Ind 6.66 -0.09 6.57 38.27 15.42
44 Purdue Western 3.92 2.58 6.50 25.27 9.73
45 Texas Tech BIAA 1.85 4.54 6.40 22.17 10.59
46 Boston College Ind 3.96 2.41 6.38 21.92 11.86
47 Kansas Big 7 1.41 4.76 6.16 21.17 11.15
48 Brown Ind 3.28 2.11 5.39 24.76 12.52
49 Maryland Southern 4.05 1.24 5.30 23.86 13.14
50 Columbia Ind 6.75 -1.56 5.20 25.73 13.50
51 Princeton Ind 4.70 0.13 4.84 27.07 12.57
52 Stanford PCC 2.21 2.56 4.77 21.32 10.84
53 Oklahoma State MVC 2.48 1.86 4.34 21.72 12.09
54 Oregon State PCC 5.48 -1.17 4.31 24.35 15.54
55 Harvard Ind 2.53 1.15 3.68 22.33 14.19
56 Florida SEC 5.65 -2.47 3.18 23.94 17.37
57 West Virginia Ind 1.67 1.44 3.11 18.59 13.73
58 Indiana Western -1.38 4.48 3.10 19.92 12.88
59 Wisconsin Western 4.28 -1.41 2.87 24.08 13.30
60 Louisiana State SEC 1.45 1.09 2.53 20.69 16.75
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Virginia Military Institute Southern 3.61 -1.41 2.20 20.23 18.08
62 Rutgers Ind 2.73 -1.36 1.37 20.77 15.92
63 Washington PCC -3.37 4.72 1.35 16.87 10.00
64 Navy Ind -0.53 1.62 1.09 19.82 10.54
65 North Carolina State Southern -3.73 4.36 0.63 15.76 9.22
66 Texas-El Paso BIAA 4.24 -3.88 0.36 26.49 21.63
67 Virginia Ind 1.48 -1.31 0.17 19.91 18.30
68 Miami (FL) Ind -0.07 0.07 0.00 18.41 13.51
69 Yale Ind -0.89 0.88 -0.01 20.56 13.21
70 Washington State PCC 0.67 -0.97 -0.30 21.67 15.64
71 Detroit Mercy Ind 0.23 -0.84 -0.61 18.98 15.05
72 Hardin-Simmons BIAA 7.15 -7.91 -0.76 25.18 23.37
73 UCLA PCC 3.74 -4.55 -0.81 23.33 17.88
74 Colorado State Skyline 0.49 -2.18 -1.68 15.64 16.76
75 Texas A&M SWC 2.29 -4.13 -1.83 21.85 15.66
76 Holy Cross Ind -2.80 0.93 -1.87 13.73 12.17
77 Saint Mary's (CA) Ind -1.80 -1.04 -2.84 15.23 13.46
78 Chattanooga Ind -5.63 2.73 -2.90 12.76 12.47
79 South Carolina Southern -5.70 2.09 -3.61 14.26 14.09
80 Denver Skyline -2.20 -1.60 -3.80 17.09 17.56
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Iowa State Big 7 -4.90 0.73 -4.17 11.83 15.57
82 Drake MVC -2.46 -2.10 -4.56 13.13 17.53
83 Colorado Big 7 -0.58 -4.28 -4.86 18.41 18.34
84 Idaho PCC -2.25 -2.97 -5.21 16.72 17.10
85 Wyoming Skyline 1.58 -6.79 -5.22 24.54 21.65
86 Richmond Southern -6.25 0.89 -5.36 9.69 15.14
87 Arizona BIAA -2.49 -3.27 -5.75 14.29 20.33
88 Colgate Ind -0.48 -5.42 -5.91 16.98 19.66
89 Georgetown Ind -7.81 1.35 -6.47 9.95 13.94
90 Boston University Ind -4.85 -1.69 -6.54 9.65 17.53
91 Nebraska Big 7 -1.14 -5.46 -6.59 17.73 19.34
92 Auburn SEC -5.55 -2.04 -7.59 12.33 20.38
93 Marquette Ind -5.39 -2.26 -7.66 15.04 18.08
94 West Texas A&M BIAA -5.33 -3.56 -8.90 9.51 18.92
95 Arizona State BIAA 0.23 -9.21 -8.99 17.90 26.39
96 George Washington Southern -6.76 -2.75 -9.51 9.80 23.60
97 Temple Ind -6.96 -3.14 -10.10 10.12 22.02
98 Wichita State MVC -1.99 -8.15 -10.14 13.22 24.79
99 Washington & Lee Southern -5.14 -5.38 -10.52 10.59 22.11
100 Davidson Southern -7.83 -2.88 -10.71 8.11 20.46
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Utah State Skyline -3.12 -7.60 -10.73 13.11 24.42
102 San Francisco Ind -4.43 -7.08 -11.51 13.35 22.03
103 Duquesne Ind -5.73 -6.20 -11.92 11.95 25.92
104 Furman Southern -11.81 -0.16 -11.98 4.23 18.51
105 New Mexico BIAA -9.54 -2.62 -12.16 8.97 19.66
106 Syracuse Ind -4.46 -8.63 -13.09 13.49 26.01
107 Fordham Ind -5.11 -8.76 -13.87 15.20 28.37
108 Tulsa MVC -1.46 -12.65 -14.11 16.79 29.02
109 Brigham Young Skyline -8.50 -5.72 -14.22 5.58 20.79
110 Citadel Southern -12.78 -1.62 -14.39 2.39 20.76
111 Virginia Tech Southern -11.22 -3.24 -14.47 5.95 21.23
112 Saint Louis MVC -8.74 -6.79 -15.53 6.26 27.67
113 Kansas State Big 7 -8.99 -6.77 -15.76 9.49 29.45
114 New York University Ind -9.42 -6.76 -16.18 5.87 25.61
115 Montana PCC -9.27 -7.36 -16.64 8.27 27.52
116 Northern Arizona BIAA -10.27 -10.21 -20.47 4.04 29.10
117 New Mexico State BIAA -9.41 -12.75 -22.16 5.29 45.06