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1955 School Ratings

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National Champion: Oklahoma (AP, FWAA, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Howard Cassady (Ohio State)

AP Preseason #1: UCLA ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

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.

110 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Michigan State Big Ten 13.63 10.38 24.00 32.31 2.62
2 UCLA PCC 10.75 12.84 23.59 34.15 0.64
3 Texas Christian SWC 14.43 7.77 22.19 34.19 4.99
4 Oklahoma Big 7 11.26 10.36 21.62 37.30 3.97
5 Mississippi SEC 10.93 7.95 18.88 28.72 5.27
6 Maryland ACC 7.41 10.65 18.06 23.96 2.05
7 Southern California PCC 13.19 4.19 17.38 31.88 9.12
8 Georgia Tech SEC 4.59 12.77 17.36 23.41 -0.43
9 Texas A&M SWC 5.47 11.26 16.74 23.21 1.73
10 Notre Dame Ind 9.16 6.70 15.86 26.69 6.22
11 Stanford PCC 8.98 6.86 15.84 26.92 6.30
12 Ohio State Big Ten 7.04 7.50 14.53 26.96 5.74
13 Michigan Big Ten 6.24 7.20 13.43 24.69 5.08
14 Miami (FL) Ind 4.97 7.85 12.82 24.87 5.25
15 Pittsburgh Ind 5.21 7.29 12.49 22.46 4.66
16 Duke ACC 4.52 7.04 11.56 24.01 6.54
17 Vanderbilt SEC 4.48 6.85 11.33 24.39 6.11
18 Texas SWC 11.54 -0.36 11.18 27.69 13.05
19 West Virginia Southern 7.50 2.92 10.42 28.56 11.61
20 Washington PCC 1.64 8.49 10.13 18.26 4.06
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Arkansas SWC 1.68 8.14 9.82 18.65 5.37
22 Louisiana State SEC 5.71 3.91 9.62 23.71 9.15
23 Oregon PCC 6.32 3.25 9.57 23.29 12.45
24 Navy Ind 1.17 8.35 9.51 20.98 4.54
25 Auburn SEC 5.20 4.29 9.49 23.02 9.37
26 Kentucky SEC 4.78 4.71 9.49 22.57 9.33
27 Southern Methodist SWC 1.83 7.21 9.04 19.20 5.64
28 Illinois Big Ten 3.16 4.92 8.08 20.91 8.49
29 Baylor SWC 3.63 4.24 7.87 21.02 8.96
30 Tennessee SEC 1.97 5.82 7.79 22.50 7.36
31 Purdue Big Ten -0.27 7.95 7.68 17.16 6.00
32 Texas Tech BIAA 3.96 3.65 7.60 19.63 11.25
33 Arizona State BIAA 5.40 2.11 7.51 27.15 11.74
34 Iowa Big Ten 7.98 -0.53 7.45 25.68 12.48
35 Wisconsin Big Ten 7.01 0.27 7.28 23.98 12.71
36 Syracuse Ind 7.25 -0.41 6.84 26.16 12.38
37 Florida SEC 1.46 4.84 6.30 18.98 6.67
38 Colorado Big 7 3.88 2.23 6.11 21.77 12.65
39 Mississippi State SEC 3.82 2.22 6.05 21.51 10.80
40 Tulane SEC 1.52 4.26 5.78 18.43 9.11
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Army Ind 0.36 5.17 5.53 26.96 8.02
42 Denver Skyline 3.52 2.01 5.53 25.36 13.20
43 Oregon State PCC 0.59 4.86 5.45 16.07 10.55
44 Texas-El Paso BIAA 3.16 1.95 5.11 20.27 11.12
45 Pacific Ind 1.43 3.42 4.85 17.62 11.64
46 Georgia SEC 5.01 -0.32 4.69 22.58 13.19
47 Utah Skyline 3.97 0.01 3.99 19.58 14.14
48 Boston College Ind 4.16 -0.27 3.89 19.54 15.05
49 Wichita State MVC 1.87 1.49 3.36 22.88 15.02
50 Clemson ACC 3.85 -0.50 3.35 19.76 15.10
51 Rice SWC 0.12 2.66 2.77 17.79 11.58
52 Colorado State Skyline 0.02 2.71 2.73 14.73 11.85
53 Minnesota Big Ten 1.55 1.18 2.72 18.82 12.03
54 Wyoming Skyline 2.47 0.09 2.55 17.45 13.55
55 Houston MVC 1.65 0.35 2.00 18.93 13.65
56 Nebraska Big 7 0.94 0.32 1.26 16.13 14.45
57 Arizona BIAA 2.35 -1.45 0.89 18.78 15.91
58 Yale Ind -0.03 0.88 0.85 16.53 12.81
59 Wake Forest ACC -2.56 3.06 0.50 13.79 13.08
60 Colgate Ind 1.28 -1.27 0.01 17.49 14.28
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 West Texas A&M BIAA -0.33 0.05 -0.28 17.94 13.17
62 Penn State Ind 1.69 -2.02 -0.33 18.58 15.03
63 San Jose State Ind -0.20 -0.70 -0.90 15.20 15.12
64 Indiana Big Ten -2.35 1.20 -1.15 14.14 12.32
65 California PCC -0.14 -1.07 -1.20 16.01 16.37
66 George Washington Southern -5.47 3.79 -1.68 10.48 10.64
67 Virginia Tech Southern 0.25 -2.57 -2.31 15.93 17.17
68 North Carolina ACC -0.89 -1.89 -2.78 15.99 16.40
69 North Carolina State ACC 3.00 -6.48 -3.48 18.29 20.80
70 Oklahoma State MVC -4.45 0.95 -3.50 11.61 14.90
71 Detroit Mercy MVC -8.54 4.95 -3.58 7.81 9.69
72 Kansas State Big 7 -1.29 -2.60 -3.90 17.85 17.72
73 Missouri Big 7 -2.57 -1.75 -4.32 13.66 15.04
74 North Texas Ind -1.87 -2.55 -4.42 15.72 18.50
75 Richmond Southern -4.69 0.27 -4.42 10.68 13.69
76 Utah State Skyline -0.46 -4.27 -4.72 14.54 19.03
77 Hardin-Simmons BIAA 3.74 -8.54 -4.80 20.59 25.77
78 Princeton Ind -6.18 1.29 -4.89 9.83 12.96
79 Kansas Big 7 -3.28 -1.76 -5.04 12.10 19.05
80 Washington State PCC -5.25 -1.94 -7.19 10.80 21.89
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Florida State Ind -3.95 -3.29 -7.23 12.16 20.87
82 Idaho PCC -4.08 -3.61 -7.69 13.23 19.61
83 Holy Cross Ind -4.20 -3.69 -7.89 10.80 20.27
84 Marquette Ind -6.83 -1.51 -8.34 9.05 19.69
85 Tulsa MVC -2.14 -6.43 -8.56 12.91 23.83
86 Cornell Ind -2.96 -5.68 -8.64 13.27 20.74
87 Iowa State Big 7 -6.76 -1.98 -8.74 8.80 20.26
88 South Carolina ACC -1.09 -7.87 -8.96 14.22 23.65
89 William & Mary Southern -5.41 -4.02 -9.43 10.80 19.63
90 Northwestern Big Ten -4.42 -5.53 -9.95 12.63 23.62
91 Drake Ind 0.15 -10.16 -10.01 14.38 28.79
92 Alabama SEC -4.72 -5.86 -10.57 13.03 18.31
93 Davidson Southern -7.34 -3.45 -10.78 8.50 19.23
94 Harvard Ind -4.76 -6.12 -10.88 13.24 21.05
95 Virginia ACC -5.89 -5.55 -11.43 10.44 19.78
96 Boston University Ind -6.02 -5.58 -11.60 9.94 22.48
97 Villanova Ind -5.85 -6.60 -12.45 9.68 21.15
98 Dartmouth Ind -8.77 -4.32 -13.09 6.42 18.04
99 New Mexico State BIAA -6.30 -8.87 -15.17 9.47 26.09
100 Citadel Southern -7.28 -8.44 -15.72 4.12 25.29
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Cincinnati Ind -6.17 -9.59 -15.75 6.86 25.62
102 Montana Skyline -6.59 -9.42 -16.02 8.33 29.88
103 Brown Ind -10.21 -6.54 -16.75 5.22 20.59
104 New Mexico Skyline -11.58 -6.11 -17.69 3.28 22.01
105 Rutgers Ind -7.58 -10.84 -18.42 5.71 27.60
106 Brigham Young Skyline -7.39 -11.49 -18.88 8.53 32.01
107 Pennsylvania Ind -9.61 -9.75 -19.35 7.32 28.34
108 Columbia Ind -8.14 -11.62 -19.75 7.92 30.74
109 Virginia Military Institute Southern -8.29 -11.65 -19.95 7.40 29.37
110 Furman Southern -10.75 -10.71 -21.46 3.94 33.75