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1954 School Ratings

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National Champions: UCLA (FWAA, UPI), Ohio State (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Alan Ameche (Wisconsin)

AP Preseason #1: Notre Dame ▪ AP Final #1: Ohio State

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.

111 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Ohio State Big Ten 13.39 13.69 27.08 35.00 -0.38
2 Notre Dame Ind 12.74 9.36 22.11 33.22 4.03
3 Wisconsin Big Ten 9.16 11.26 20.42 30.46 1.98
4 UCLA PCC 7.65 12.30 19.95 41.78 1.51
5 Oklahoma Big 7 7.14 12.45 19.59 33.97 1.62
6 Navy Ind 9.01 9.73 18.74 31.25 4.18
7 Maryland ACC 6.89 11.11 18.00 32.54 0.94
8 Auburn SEC 8.97 8.72 17.69 31.32 5.36
9 Purdue Big Ten 7.35 8.88 16.23 27.63 3.97
10 Iowa Big Ten 10.12 5.74 15.86 31.34 6.04
11 Miami (FL) Ind 8.50 6.83 15.33 31.98 6.87
12 Michigan Big Ten 3.28 11.37 14.65 23.71 0.96
13 Rice SWC 8.79 5.59 14.38 28.30 8.80
14 Army Ind 11.70 2.51 14.22 36.69 13.36
15 Minnesota Big Ten 7.34 6.76 14.10 28.92 8.15
16 Georgia Tech SEC 6.98 7.05 14.03 26.08 6.28
17 Mississippi SEC 4.71 8.92 13.62 27.98 6.36
18 Southern Methodist SWC 5.73 7.88 13.61 24.65 5.65
19 Arkansas SWC 3.87 9.60 13.47 23.91 4.05
20 Southern California PCC 5.93 7.30 13.22 27.56 6.46
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Duke ACC 7.47 5.02 12.49 28.54 9.74
22 Baylor SWC 9.28 3.13 12.41 30.29 10.03
23 Penn State Ind 5.29 5.90 11.19 23.16 10.60
24 West Virginia Southern 5.48 5.46 10.94 23.43 10.28
25 Texas SWC 5.41 5.04 10.45 24.53 8.16
26 Colorado Big 7 2.48 7.92 10.40 25.25 6.19
27 Texas Christian SWC 5.49 4.31 9.80 23.99 7.72
28 Michigan State Big Ten 5.50 4.20 9.69 28.01 8.46
29 California PCC 8.97 0.49 9.46 30.27 10.91
30 Texas Tech BIAA 10.39 -1.47 8.92 35.37 17.04
31 Virginia Tech Southern 3.03 4.18 7.21 22.63 11.14
32 Wichita State MVC 3.26 3.92 7.17 28.26 12.19
33 Florida SEC 0.92 6.09 7.00 19.54 7.22
34 Kentucky SEC 2.17 4.65 6.81 19.62 9.17
35 Pittsburgh Ind 1.12 5.33 6.45 19.16 10.81
36 Mississippi State SEC 3.97 2.06 6.03 22.53 12.88
37 Northwestern Big Ten 1.77 4.02 5.79 21.01 8.40
38 Indiana Big Ten 1.20 4.31 5.51 19.90 9.67
39 Oregon PCC 4.64 0.80 5.44 23.77 13.25
40 Georgia SEC -3.30 8.64 5.34 14.49 5.92
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Nebraska Big 7 3.68 1.25 4.93 23.02 14.49
42 South Carolina ACC 2.61 2.32 4.93 19.95 11.02
43 Missouri Big 7 7.49 -2.73 4.76 26.78 19.75
44 Clemson ACC 0.88 3.83 4.70 23.18 10.80
45 Denver Skyline 1.94 2.16 4.11 23.61 13.66
46 Boston University Ind 4.12 -0.82 3.31 20.19 17.12
47 Illinois Big Ten 1.48 1.69 3.17 20.90 12.74
48 Cincinnati Ind 1.43 0.88 2.32 19.37 15.63
49 Louisiana State SEC 0.54 1.61 2.15 18.06 11.85
50 Arizona BIAA 10.04 -7.95 2.09 34.66 23.81
51 Alabama SEC -5.05 7.03 1.98 14.97 7.61
52 Boston College Ind -2.42 4.00 1.59 13.94 13.35
53 Oklahoma State MVC -3.25 3.99 0.74 15.35 9.41
54 Brown Ind 3.82 -3.13 0.69 18.70 20.97
55 Kansas State Big 7 -1.07 1.41 0.34 16.23 13.19
56 Stanford PCC 0.16 0.18 0.34 18.07 16.81
57 Texas A&M SWC -1.68 1.81 0.13 17.66 11.45
58 Yale Ind 0.53 -0.55 -0.02 14.29 19.83
59 San Jose State Ind -0.32 0.10 -0.21 17.90 18.26
60 Cornell Ind 3.27 -3.70 -0.43 17.64 21.19
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Richmond Southern -6.03 5.45 -0.58 14.40 10.28
62 North Carolina ACC 2.02 -2.96 -0.93 21.04 19.70
63 Wake Forest ACC -0.92 -0.13 -1.06 17.99 13.80
64 Texas-El Paso BIAA 3.44 -4.72 -1.28 18.55 20.84
65 Vanderbilt SEC 1.97 -4.05 -2.08 20.57 17.52
66 Colgate Ind -3.99 1.89 -2.10 10.27 16.50
67 Washington State PCC -0.04 -2.13 -2.17 18.58 20.47
68 Princeton Ind -1.61 -0.67 -2.27 14.46 19.04
69 Florida State Ind 0.23 -2.53 -2.31 18.71 19.98
70 Wyoming Skyline 1.94 -4.41 -2.47 18.71 19.09
71 Houston MVC -2.80 0.01 -2.79 14.76 16.62
72 Virginia ACC -2.41 -0.47 -2.88 13.58 14.84
73 Iowa State Big 7 -2.10 -1.44 -3.54 16.60 17.16
74 Syracuse Ind -1.86 -2.39 -4.25 13.19 20.11
75 Tennessee SEC -4.14 -0.30 -4.44 13.44 14.68
76 Pacific Ind -6.52 1.88 -4.64 9.58 12.62
77 Harvard Ind -5.32 0.64 -4.68 6.30 16.79
78 Tulane SEC -8.34 3.53 -4.80 9.88 11.14
79 William & Mary Southern -6.87 2.02 -4.86 9.44 13.46
80 Davidson Southern -6.44 1.16 -5.28 8.36 15.95
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 North Carolina State ACC -3.66 -2.35 -6.02 14.57 16.50
82 George Washington Southern -3.16 -3.35 -6.51 13.94 18.49
83 Washington PCC -5.51 -1.03 -6.53 12.47 14.84
84 Holy Cross Ind 1.96 -9.31 -7.35 15.53 25.91
85 Dartmouth Ind -2.99 -4.47 -7.46 11.83 28.07
86 Furman Southern -3.29 -4.75 -8.04 12.46 21.96
87 Virginia Military Institute Southern -3.56 -4.53 -8.09 14.71 25.13
88 Marquette Ind -0.75 -7.74 -8.49 14.94 25.35
89 Utah Skyline -2.97 -5.56 -8.53 13.79 19.40
90 North Texas Ind -4.10 -4.72 -8.82 10.97 20.53
91 Rutgers Ind -4.46 -5.50 -9.96 9.95 22.41
92 New Mexico Skyline -6.91 -3.21 -10.12 8.32 19.18
93 Utah State Skyline -4.93 -5.32 -10.25 12.18 20.97
94 Arizona State BIAA -3.03 -7.57 -10.60 12.34 25.81
95 Idaho PCC -10.77 -0.30 -11.07 7.32 18.14
96 Pennsylvania Ind -5.06 -6.20 -11.26 12.73 28.39
97 Detroit Mercy MVC -6.59 -5.18 -11.77 9.25 19.62
98 Montana Skyline -0.65 -11.37 -12.02 15.68 28.74
99 Oregon State PCC -6.66 -5.42 -12.07 11.94 26.46
100 Hardin-Simmons BIAA -6.59 -5.77 -12.35 9.49 23.24
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Kansas Big 7 -2.12 -12.33 -14.44 16.93 30.26
102 Tulsa MVC -4.51 -10.07 -14.59 13.69 29.35
103 Colorado State Skyline -7.74 -7.14 -14.88 8.81 27.12
104 Fordham Ind -7.55 -8.22 -15.77 8.83 32.95
105 Columbia Ind -8.16 -8.08 -16.24 6.76 33.42
106 Drake Ind -3.66 -12.67 -16.33 11.49 36.65
107 Citadel Southern -8.15 -9.03 -17.18 6.50 30.11
108 West Texas A&M BIAA -7.87 -10.45 -18.32 8.02 27.08
109 Brigham Young Skyline -10.23 -8.42 -18.65 6.62 24.79
110 Villanova Ind -9.90 -10.11 -20.01 8.18 30.83
111 New Mexico State BIAA -12.66 -16.39 -29.05 2.41 38.64