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1958 School Ratings

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National Champions: Louisiana State (AP, UPI), Iowa (FWAA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Pete Dawkins (Army)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Paul Dietzel (Louisiana State)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Louisiana 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.

112 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Iowa Big Ten 17.49 7.29 24.78 35.39 5.65
2 Wisconsin Big Ten 8.95 12.88 21.83 28.82 0.07
3 Louisiana State SEC 9.75 11.75 21.50 32.03 2.11
4 Purdue Big Ten 10.35 9.73 20.08 28.55 3.33
5 Army Ind 8.67 11.31 19.98 31.06 3.10
6 Oklahoma Big 7 9.03 10.74 19.77 31.71 1.48
7 Ohio State Big Ten 9.84 7.61 17.45 28.89 5.29
8 Texas Christian SWC 5.12 12.20 17.32 24.14 1.41
9 Northwestern Big Ten 11.28 5.33 16.61 29.63 6.59
10 Notre Dame Ind 11.96 3.44 15.40 29.09 9.14
11 Southern Methodist SWC 8.85 6.19 15.04 27.11 6.50
12 Mississippi SEC 5.24 9.27 14.50 22.62 3.33
13 Air Force Ind 6.64 7.67 14.31 24.49 6.40
14 Auburn SEC 5.56 8.49 14.05 21.77 4.79
15 Syracuse Ind 5.04 7.88 12.92 28.26 5.22
16 Rice SWC 7.63 4.98 12.61 25.22 7.06
17 Florida SEC 3.12 7.18 10.30 20.91 4.31
18 Texas SWC 5.88 4.23 10.11 21.79 8.21
19 Penn State Ind 2.23 7.76 9.99 23.01 6.00
20 Pittsburgh Ind 4.89 4.48 9.37 21.75 6.70
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Oklahoma State Ind 5.25 3.84 9.08 21.27 9.33
22 Illinois Big Ten 5.68 3.38 9.06 23.88 8.33
23 Washington State PCC 4.56 4.06 8.62 24.04 8.25
24 Vanderbilt SEC -0.05 8.25 8.20 17.14 4.75
25 Georgia SEC 4.42 3.40 7.82 26.83 9.82
26 North Carolina ACC 3.79 3.83 7.61 21.73 9.85
27 Georgia Tech SEC -0.56 8.01 7.46 16.04 5.29
28 Michigan State Big Ten 1.64 5.80 7.45 19.66 7.22
29 Houston MVC 7.04 0.11 7.16 26.48 16.84
30 Alabama SEC -1.76 8.87 7.12 14.03 4.20
31 Navy Ind 5.91 0.88 6.79 22.88 13.47
32 South Carolina ACC 1.34 5.07 6.41 17.08 9.33
33 Indiana Big Ten -2.23 8.36 6.13 13.45 6.51
34 California PCC 7.59 -1.54 6.05 23.97 14.07
35 Missouri Big 7 3.34 2.59 5.93 20.55 11.53
36 Southern California PCC 1.76 3.99 5.74 19.87 7.51
37 Oregon PCC -4.79 10.43 5.64 13.61 1.23
38 Kentucky SEC -0.14 5.54 5.40 18.85 8.17
39 Clemson ACC 2.01 3.00 5.01 16.89 10.71
40 Tulsa MVC 1.82 3.08 4.90 20.19 11.25
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Boston College Ind 3.17 1.55 4.72 21.94 12.46
42 Colorado Big 7 3.19 1.32 4.51 22.64 11.44
43 Duke ACC 0.38 4.10 4.49 16.30 8.75
44 Minnesota Big Ten 2.44 1.76 4.20 20.99 9.65
45 Arkansas SWC 1.34 2.77 4.11 20.69 10.12
46 Florida State Ind 0.72 3.28 4.00 19.52 11.13
47 North Texas MVC 0.03 3.55 3.58 15.77 11.49
48 Michigan Big Ten 5.78 -2.32 3.47 22.49 15.24
49 Rutgers Ind 3.11 0.23 3.34 21.88 15.70
50 West Virginia Southern 8.70 -5.46 3.24 28.60 19.04
51 Pacific Ind 5.03 -1.86 3.16 25.43 17.00
52 Tulane SEC 1.22 1.47 2.69 18.81 15.12
53 Baylor SWC 4.11 -1.52 2.59 21.55 14.35
54 Mississippi State SEC 1.81 0.43 2.23 19.87 11.79
55 Tennessee SEC -1.61 3.58 1.97 14.39 9.73
56 Dartmouth Ivy -0.19 2.04 1.85 12.19 15.95
57 Holy Cross Ind -2.27 3.70 1.43 12.09 11.32
58 Wyoming Skyline 1.79 -0.52 1.27 17.16 14.32
59 UCLA PCC 2.41 -1.46 0.95 20.46 13.55
60 Oregon State PCC -3.45 4.04 0.60 13.63 9.70
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Cincinnati MVC -3.56 3.85 0.30 10.60 10.47
62 Kansas Big 7 -2.70 2.88 0.17 14.00 13.86
63 Arizona State BIAA 2.51 -2.67 -0.16 20.03 17.45
64 Colorado State Skyline -2.61 2.03 -0.58 14.31 12.66
65 Texas A&M SWC 0.72 -1.34 -0.62 17.47 15.83
66 Miami (FL) Ind -0.38 -0.40 -0.78 16.12 13.46
67 Washington PCC -2.00 1.09 -0.91 15.84 10.41
68 Boston University Ind 3.28 -5.33 -2.05 18.62 21.40
69 Hardin-Simmons BIAA -3.56 1.48 -2.08 12.31 14.71
70 Virginia Military Institute Southern -1.75 -0.36 -2.10 12.85 16.77
71 San Jose State Ind -1.49 -0.86 -2.34 16.47 13.50
72 Cornell Ivy -2.34 -0.08 -2.42 9.32 20.33
73 Brigham Young Skyline -0.51 -1.99 -2.50 15.27 16.85
74 Maryland ACC -2.56 -0.21 -2.77 14.80 15.89
75 Iowa State Big 7 -7.30 4.16 -3.14 10.99 8.99
76 Texas Tech Ind -2.63 -0.64 -3.27 12.82 13.70
77 Princeton Ivy 3.20 -6.57 -3.37 16.46 25.06
78 New Mexico Skyline 2.04 -5.64 -3.60 16.38 22.46
79 Brown Ivy 2.39 -6.09 -3.69 14.47 23.54
80 Kansas State Big 7 -1.58 -2.58 -4.16 14.89 16.81
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Wake Forest ACC -1.98 -2.23 -4.21 15.26 16.26
82 Nebraska Big 7 -2.55 -2.30 -4.86 14.19 17.51
83 Pennsylvania Ivy -1.91 -3.02 -4.93 11.82 23.65
84 Stanford PCC -1.49 -3.49 -4.98 16.45 17.17
85 Harvard Ivy -4.60 -0.48 -5.08 7.05 17.44
86 Wichita State MVC -0.81 -4.48 -5.29 13.40 22.49
87 Utah Skyline -2.77 -3.76 -6.53 12.95 17.57
88 Idaho PCC -4.22 -2.39 -6.61 12.06 17.62
89 Detroit Mercy Ind -4.15 -2.84 -6.99 10.62 20.82
90 Villanova Ind -5.50 -1.82 -7.32 7.28 17.15
91 Marquette Ind -1.75 -5.58 -7.33 14.02 22.72
92 North Carolina State ACC -4.29 -3.18 -7.47 10.69 17.81
93 Denver Skyline -4.09 -3.77 -7.85 12.39 16.72
94 Virginia Tech Southern -3.21 -5.87 -9.08 10.76 22.30
95 Davidson Southern -2.79 -8.11 -10.90 8.37 24.52
96 Richmond Southern -2.27 -8.73 -10.99 11.68 25.47
97 Virginia ACC -3.26 -9.22 -12.47 12.60 28.81
98 Citadel Southern -9.57 -3.26 -12.84 5.10 23.81
99 New Mexico State BIAA -1.97 -11.30 -13.27 10.31 27.36
100 Utah State Skyline -6.95 -6.78 -13.73 8.16 21.72
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 William & Mary Southern -11.44 -2.39 -13.82 3.34 21.43
102 George Washington Southern -9.42 -6.43 -15.85 3.50 21.82
103 Furman Southern -0.96 -14.92 -15.88 13.01 32.53
104 Colgate Ind -10.81 -5.18 -15.99 3.02 27.43
105 Texas-El Paso BIAA -10.87 -6.04 -16.91 2.89 23.84
106 Arizona BIAA -8.79 -9.02 -17.81 6.00 30.09
107 Yale Ivy -8.42 -9.78 -18.19 1.87 29.14
108 Drake Ind -9.01 -9.76 -18.78 4.61 31.11
109 Dayton Ind -12.90 -8.69 -21.59 0.06 25.95
110 Montana Skyline -9.54 -13.35 -22.89 5.82 32.57
111 West Texas A&M BIAA -8.31 -14.80 -23.12 5.36 30.87
112 Columbia Ivy -14.74 -9.53 -24.26 -2.36 36.35