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1951 School Ratings

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National Champion: Tennessee (AP, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Dick Kazmaier (Princeton)

AP Preseason #1: Tennessee ▪ AP Final #1: Tennessee

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.

116 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Illinois Western 10.39 13.69 24.08 31.77 1.33
2 Michigan State Ind 14.75 8.31 23.06 37.80 7.05
3 Maryland Southern 11.99 10.75 22.74 41.95 4.04
4 Wisconsin Western 6.74 15.28 22.02 29.64 0.55
5 Tennessee SEC 11.81 8.58 20.39 38.75 5.58
6 Georgia Tech SEC 8.49 11.61 20.10 30.75 3.70
7 California PCC 12.89 5.80 18.69 36.46 9.86
8 Baylor SWC 8.86 9.26 18.12 30.89 5.22
9 Texas SWC 7.99 8.71 16.70 28.88 4.13
10 Oklahoma Big 7 6.75 9.74 16.49 32.94 6.20
11 Kentucky SEC 6.36 10.01 16.38 32.77 4.94
12 UCLA PCC 5.20 10.84 16.05 27.99 4.35
13 Notre Dame Ind 5.15 10.55 15.70 29.95 6.20
14 Stanford PCC 7.58 6.72 14.30 27.82 9.47
15 Southern California PCC 8.31 5.82 14.13 28.63 8.99
16 Ohio State Western 2.30 11.49 13.79 22.64 3.11
17 Princeton Ind 7.58 6.06 13.63 33.12 11.03
18 San Francisco Ind 6.49 6.86 13.35 27.74 10.81
19 Virginia Ind 7.20 5.92 13.12 30.28 11.45
20 Michigan Western 2.12 10.60 12.72 23.25 5.09
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Texas A&M SWC 8.67 3.48 12.15 30.45 10.70
22 Texas Christian SWC 5.97 5.89 11.85 27.60 8.25
23 Southern Methodist SWC 2.75 8.15 10.91 27.25 6.30
24 Washington State PCC 9.85 1.03 10.88 30.53 14.54
25 Mississippi SEC 8.40 2.40 10.80 31.54 13.32
26 Holy Cross Ind 7.75 2.98 10.73 31.83 14.47
27 Northwestern Western 0.70 9.35 10.06 21.36 7.04
28 Rice SWC 3.54 6.40 9.93 25.50 7.84
29 Kansas Big 7 12.44 -2.56 9.88 31.85 18.25
30 Pennsylvania Ind 0.18 9.59 9.77 19.90 6.89
31 Purdue Western 4.53 5.07 9.60 25.49 10.52
32 Oregon State PCC 4.40 4.99 9.40 25.98 9.68
33 Cornell Ind 6.20 3.14 9.34 27.81 13.72
34 Arkansas SWC 2.20 6.91 9.11 23.88 8.79
35 Miami (FL) Ind 1.06 7.44 8.50 20.56 8.24
36 Colorado Big 7 8.28 0.17 8.45 31.66 18.81
37 Washington PCC 7.48 0.89 8.37 32.98 14.38
38 Louisiana State SEC -2.80 10.74 7.95 17.22 4.06
39 Florida SEC 1.52 5.65 7.17 22.83 8.57
40 Indiana Western 3.18 3.58 6.76 24.21 12.41
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Wyoming Skyline -1.01 7.41 6.40 20.47 8.65
42 Clemson Southern -1.38 7.34 5.96 21.39 9.39
43 Georgia SEC 2.65 2.83 5.48 24.99 14.40
44 Duke Southern 1.89 3.40 5.28 23.86 11.79
45 Navy Ind 2.06 2.39 4.45 23.91 11.22
46 Washington & Lee Southern 2.89 1.50 4.38 27.92 17.94
47 South Carolina Southern 2.56 1.72 4.28 22.35 13.14
48 Columbia Ind 0.70 3.53 4.23 21.47 12.90
49 Tulsa MVC 9.06 -4.90 4.16 31.16 22.19
50 Texas Tech BIAA 1.26 2.66 3.92 25.42 14.48
51 Wake Forest Southern -0.47 4.08 3.61 22.72 14.09
52 Alabama SEC 2.31 0.88 3.19 28.07 14.40
53 Pittsburgh Ind 2.84 0.30 3.13 23.57 15.16
54 Pacific Ind 5.19 -2.31 2.88 24.92 18.78
55 Denver Skyline 1.21 1.51 2.73 25.84 15.17
56 Vanderbilt SEC 2.83 -0.16 2.67 21.12 14.42
57 Villanova Ind 5.09 -2.52 2.58 25.64 20.48
58 Penn State Ind 0.51 2.04 2.55 19.94 13.34
59 Boston University Ind 4.63 -2.14 2.49 24.90 19.88
60 Iowa Western 6.88 -4.52 2.36 27.62 20.55
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Syracuse Ind -0.14 2.48 2.34 21.63 14.53
62 Tulane SEC -0.68 2.73 2.05 20.86 12.99
63 Fordham Ind 4.74 -2.96 1.78 25.60 20.41
64 William & Mary Southern 1.90 -0.78 1.12 19.01 21.10
65 Santa Clara Ind 0.67 0.16 0.84 20.37 17.21
66 Minnesota Western 5.38 -4.63 0.74 25.67 21.38
67 North Carolina Southern -0.33 0.83 0.50 20.37 13.69
68 Mississippi State SEC -6.56 7.01 0.45 13.14 9.01
69 Utah Skyline 0.86 -0.81 0.05 21.17 20.78
70 Marquette Ind -0.03 0.03 0.01 19.84 16.29
71 Dartmouth Ind -2.13 1.90 -0.23 17.00 13.77
72 Auburn SEC 0.03 -0.60 -0.57 21.37 17.77
73 Colorado State Skyline 0.07 -1.10 -1.02 20.37 16.75
74 Virginia Military Institute Southern 0.16 -2.07 -1.91 16.93 20.26
75 Iowa State Big 7 3.08 -5.33 -2.26 23.31 22.60
76 Drake MVC -3.17 0.39 -2.78 14.12 16.91
77 West Virginia Southern -4.07 0.50 -3.58 20.74 18.94
78 Houston MVC 1.59 -5.55 -3.96 18.65 22.02
79 Brigham Young Skyline -2.76 -1.23 -3.98 16.36 21.08
80 Army Ind -2.64 -1.70 -4.34 17.09 18.02
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Yale Ind -7.74 3.05 -4.69 14.17 13.10
82 Boston College Ind -2.40 -2.84 -5.24 16.34 18.67
83 Oregon PCC -2.84 -2.71 -5.55 16.93 24.76
84 Rutgers Ind -5.08 -0.73 -5.81 16.58 18.45
85 Arizona State BIAA -0.26 -5.90 -6.16 23.80 24.27
86 Missouri Big 7 0.57 -6.95 -6.38 19.92 22.75
87 George Washington Southern -1.81 -4.71 -6.53 17.40 21.39
88 Colgate Ind -0.50 -6.07 -6.57 17.71 22.05
89 Loyola Marymount Ind 0.42 -6.98 -6.57 19.03 24.89
90 Hardin-Simmons BIAA -3.04 -3.73 -6.77 15.23 20.18
91 Utah State Skyline -1.59 -5.64 -7.23 15.95 21.68
92 Oklahoma State MVC -3.98 -3.43 -7.41 17.68 22.26
93 Temple Ind -7.09 -0.75 -7.84 10.94 19.00
94 Furman Southern -3.12 -4.84 -7.96 14.83 19.85
95 Harvard Ind -0.82 -7.32 -8.14 17.77 27.69
96 North Carolina State Southern -6.29 -1.97 -8.26 12.80 20.73
97 Citadel Southern -4.42 -4.46 -8.88 15.66 23.51
98 Idaho PCC -5.96 -3.07 -9.03 12.36 19.18
99 San Jose State Ind -8.17 -1.13 -9.30 10.35 20.94
100 Nebraska Big 7 -5.24 -4.63 -9.87 15.11 20.85
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Brown Ind -4.15 -7.18 -11.34 13.72 24.20
102 Detroit Mercy MVC -6.30 -6.61 -12.91 10.63 24.76
103 Montana Skyline -9.10 -3.90 -13.00 11.87 28.06
104 Arizona BIAA -4.12 -9.35 -13.47 14.87 29.81
105 Kansas State Big 7 -12.12 -1.41 -13.53 6.55 19.31
106 Bradley MVC -6.98 -6.94 -13.92 10.38 24.99
107 New Mexico Skyline -5.69 -8.81 -14.50 14.36 28.97
108 Richmond Southern -10.05 -6.12 -16.17 6.14 26.86
109 Wichita State MVC -14.10 -2.47 -16.57 4.16 23.99
110 Virginia Tech Southern -9.56 -8.64 -18.20 7.96 32.93
111 New York University Ind -9.62 -10.28 -19.89 7.85 39.42
112 Texas-El Paso BIAA -11.58 -8.62 -20.20 5.11 29.84
113 Davidson Southern -10.59 -11.86 -22.45 5.67 30.90
114 West Texas A&M BIAA -11.21 -12.96 -24.17 4.87 33.51
115 Northern Arizona BIAA -17.40 -13.11 -30.51 -4.62 35.17
116 New Mexico State BIAA -16.47 -16.69 -33.16 0.12 42.43