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1962 School Ratings

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National Champion: Southern California (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Terry Baker (Oregon State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: John McKay (Southern California)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Southern California

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.

120 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Wisconsin Big Ten 17.11 8.39 25.50 39.44 5.22
2 Southern California AAWU 11.54 11.76 23.29 29.84 1.91
3 Alabama SEC 8.03 14.44 22.47 30.66 -1.44
4 Minnesota Big Ten 5.93 15.32 21.25 22.75 -2.95
5 Northwestern Big Ten 14.16 6.04 20.19 35.21 8.35
6 Louisiana State SEC 3.89 15.87 19.76 22.95 -1.88
7 Mississippi SEC 7.79 10.90 18.68 28.62 3.03
8 Ohio State Big Ten 8.04 9.55 17.60 28.19 3.12
9 Georgia Tech SEC 8.75 8.79 17.54 27.23 2.69
10 Washington AAWU 5.99 11.00 16.98 24.95 3.44
11 Oklahoma Big 8 4.21 12.61 16.82 28.69 0.77
12 Michigan State Big Ten 9.07 7.71 16.78 28.48 5.24
13 Penn State Ind 8.16 7.83 15.99 25.88 6.39
14 Purdue Big Ten 3.98 11.54 15.51 23.34 1.04
15 Texas SWC 3.72 11.51 15.23 21.91 1.97
16 Arkansas SWC 10.14 4.88 15.01 30.69 9.09
17 Missouri Big 8 0.65 13.10 13.75 21.02 1.26
18 Florida SEC 8.26 4.96 13.22 28.26 8.39
19 Oregon Ind 10.05 2.16 12.20 27.47 11.99
20 Duke ACC 4.01 7.64 11.65 23.81 6.53
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Oregon State Ind 7.96 3.46 11.42 25.73 11.30
22 Iowa Big Ten 6.50 4.82 11.32 24.84 8.98
23 Notre Dame Ind 6.79 4.44 11.23 24.68 8.67
24 Nebraska Big 8 9.49 1.63 11.12 27.50 13.10
25 Miami (FL) Ind 9.23 1.09 10.32 25.37 12.61
26 Boston College Ind 7.20 2.26 9.46 25.19 13.54
27 Kansas Big 8 3.97 5.18 9.15 21.87 8.41
28 Houston Ind 5.82 3.17 8.99 22.76 11.40
29 Texas Christian SWC 6.57 2.21 8.77 23.39 11.51
30 Florida State Ind -2.04 10.79 8.75 18.82 3.60
31 Arizona State WAC 8.92 -0.18 8.74 27.35 15.02
32 Navy Ind 5.13 3.46 8.59 23.82 13.52
33 Syracuse Ind 1.59 6.83 8.42 19.46 6.61
34 Memphis Ind 2.23 5.55 7.78 24.53 11.00
35 Indiana Big Ten 2.55 4.75 7.30 20.04 7.03
36 Auburn SEC 5.49 1.80 7.29 24.49 13.10
37 Ohio MAC 3.51 3.35 6.86 20.65 11.57
38 West Texas A&M Ind 3.09 2.51 5.60 24.48 13.73
39 Maryland ACC 2.82 2.49 5.31 19.74 10.76
40 West Virginia Southern 3.34 1.79 5.13 21.70 15.21
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Bowling Green State MAC 1.25 3.60 4.85 18.87 12.51
42 Illinois Big Ten 2.73 2.04 4.77 20.17 14.51
43 Mississippi State SEC -1.63 6.25 4.62 15.83 6.35
44 Washington State AAWU 4.69 -0.17 4.53 22.70 14.81
45 Miami (OH) MAC 5.75 -1.58 4.17 21.52 17.95
46 Pittsburgh Ind 2.68 1.36 4.04 18.63 13.18
47 Dartmouth Ivy -1.12 4.86 3.73 15.86 14.14
48 Tennessee SEC 2.86 0.81 3.67 21.53 11.30
49 Army Ind -0.44 3.94 3.50 16.27 10.58
50 Kentucky SEC -3.14 6.64 3.50 13.87 7.35
51 Clemson ACC 0.72 2.77 3.49 18.80 11.16
52 Utah State Ind 4.99 -1.75 3.24 21.47 17.93
53 Baylor SWC 3.32 -0.25 3.07 20.70 13.82
54 UCLA AAWU -0.89 3.94 3.05 15.99 10.56
55 Villanova Ind 0.97 1.99 2.95 16.14 14.20
56 Stanford AAWU -0.52 3.31 2.79 15.87 11.34
57 Rice SWC 0.98 1.77 2.75 18.94 12.36
58 Iowa State Big 8 7.69 -5.21 2.48 25.23 20.71
59 Georgia SEC 0.43 1.77 2.19 18.54 13.36
60 South Carolina ACC 1.91 0.11 2.01 20.04 12.96
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Southern Methodist SWC -3.63 4.93 1.30 14.25 8.46
62 Michigan Big Ten -0.45 1.26 0.82 17.49 14.37
63 Tulsa MVC 3.20 -2.44 0.76 22.17 18.08
64 Air Force Ind 0.80 -0.35 0.45 18.03 15.80
65 Holy Cross Ind 5.81 -5.38 0.43 20.73 23.35
66 Texas A&M SWC -4.36 4.39 0.02 12.78 10.18
67 Western Michigan MAC -1.71 1.71 0.01 13.54 14.36
68 Louisville Ind 1.03 -2.14 -1.11 15.48 19.45
69 Oklahoma State Big 8 0.33 -1.54 -1.21 16.36 16.04
70 New Mexico WAC 1.69 -3.39 -1.70 16.10 19.94
71 California AAWU 4.58 -6.52 -1.94 21.92 20.29
72 North Carolina State ACC -5.18 2.51 -2.68 11.01 12.34
73 Wyoming WAC -2.39 -0.42 -2.81 13.15 16.57
74 Xavier Ind -3.63 0.62 -3.00 9.88 15.75
75 North Carolina ACC -1.74 -2.04 -3.79 15.57 16.56
76 Harvard Ivy -1.54 -2.43 -3.97 12.80 20.58
77 North Texas MVC -0.44 -3.59 -4.03 13.98 20.74
78 Arizona WAC -1.27 -3.01 -4.27 12.72 17.65
79 Virginia ACC 0.63 -4.92 -4.29 18.33 21.72
80 Virginia Tech Southern -2.77 -1.52 -4.29 12.07 16.27
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Utah WAC -1.31 -3.28 -4.59 13.60 19.37
82 Virginia Military Institute Southern -6.78 2.11 -4.66 7.81 14.75
83 Brigham Young WAC -0.38 -4.42 -4.80 15.85 20.77
84 Vanderbilt SEC -6.86 0.20 -6.66 9.76 15.95
85 Texas-El Paso Ind -8.58 1.91 -6.67 5.38 17.41
86 New Mexico State Ind 0.41 -7.10 -6.70 17.16 26.15
87 Buffalo Ind -3.84 -3.30 -7.14 11.48 22.72
88 William & Mary Southern -7.20 -0.35 -7.56 6.42 16.40
89 Pacific Ind -2.73 -5.99 -8.72 10.67 22.94
90 Toledo MAC -4.00 -5.08 -9.08 10.92 21.53
91 Tulane SEC -1.12 -8.20 -9.32 17.29 24.91
92 Princeton Ivy -1.43 -8.23 -9.66 12.12 25.69
93 Kent State MAC -4.86 -4.91 -9.77 9.92 22.53
94 George Washington Southern -5.67 -4.15 -9.82 9.53 19.88
95 Texas Tech SWC -4.93 -4.94 -9.87 11.92 20.57
96 Wichita State MVC -8.35 -1.82 -10.17 6.57 17.02
97 Boston University Ind -7.37 -3.23 -10.60 7.64 19.27
98 Citadel Southern -2.35 -8.26 -10.61 12.35 31.24
99 Richmond Southern -2.66 -8.02 -10.68 10.85 25.41
100 Colorado Big 8 -2.14 -8.73 -10.87 14.52 31.62
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Cincinnati MVC -3.88 -7.10 -10.98 12.65 21.88
102 San Jose State Ind -6.54 -4.59 -11.13 8.75 23.34
103 Marshall MAC -4.92 -7.65 -12.57 9.82 28.23
104 Furman Southern -4.58 -8.12 -12.70 10.62 27.92
105 Kansas State Big 8 -8.90 -3.88 -12.78 8.15 23.26
106 Detroit Mercy Ind -5.51 -7.49 -13.00 10.09 21.99
107 Rutgers Ind -7.42 -5.63 -13.05 7.34 25.44
108 Idaho Ind -6.71 -6.81 -13.51 7.48 25.53
109 Yale Ivy -10.80 -2.80 -13.61 1.82 20.47
110 Cornell Ivy 0.58 -14.28 -13.70 12.25 33.98
111 Montana Ind -4.85 -8.96 -13.81 8.57 26.81
112 Dayton Ind -7.46 -6.61 -14.07 7.85 22.61
113 Davidson Southern -10.57 -3.65 -14.22 2.46 21.44
114 Colgate Ind -11.80 -4.16 -15.96 0.69 22.01
115 Columbia Ivy -6.89 -9.53 -16.41 5.05 30.98
116 Wake Forest ACC -8.00 -8.94 -16.94 9.83 26.34
117 Pennsylvania Ivy -10.67 -7.44 -18.11 0.83 26.96
118 Hardin-Simmons Ind -11.85 -6.50 -18.35 2.69 24.13
119 Colorado State Ind -10.71 -7.77 -18.48 5.44 25.57
120 Brown Ivy -8.39 -10.51 -18.91 4.40 29.65