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1963 School Ratings

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National Champion: Texas (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Roger Staubach (Navy)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Darrell Royal (Texas)

AP Preseason #1: Southern California ▪ AP Final #1: Texas

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 Texas SWC 9.77 13.49 23.25 28.12 -0.58
2 Michigan State Big Ten 5.75 14.01 19.76 24.53 -1.04
3 Pittsburgh Ind 12.57 6.52 19.09 29.31 6.61
4 Mississippi SEC 6.91 11.63 18.54 26.20 2.28
5 Illinois Big Ten 8.26 10.17 18.43 25.57 2.91
6 Alabama SEC 9.73 8.61 18.34 27.50 4.38
7 Navy Ind 13.76 3.31 17.07 34.11 10.52
8 Baylor SWC 8.07 8.63 16.71 25.86 4.53
9 Georgia Tech SEC 6.53 9.76 16.28 23.87 3.36
10 Southern California AAWU 8.54 7.23 15.77 26.73 5.46
11 Oklahoma Big 8 10.82 4.86 15.68 28.56 8.65
12 Auburn SEC 7.81 7.66 15.47 23.52 5.54
13 Nebraska Big 8 8.71 6.35 15.06 27.88 7.38
14 Mississippi State SEC 5.94 8.83 14.77 22.99 4.67
15 Syracuse Ind 6.86 7.37 14.23 28.24 7.06
16 Ohio State Big Ten 3.22 10.42 13.64 20.46 3.08
17 Louisiana State SEC 4.20 9.32 13.52 21.04 4.59
18 Rice SWC 5.02 8.39 13.41 23.06 4.64
19 Michigan Big Ten 6.39 6.85 13.23 24.48 5.80
20 Oregon Ind 9.51 3.54 13.05 28.12 10.38
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Northwestern Big Ten 8.11 4.92 13.03 26.66 7.65
22 Arkansas SWC 3.90 8.67 12.56 23.80 3.76
23 Penn State Ind 6.44 5.94 12.38 21.80 6.57
24 Washington AAWU 4.30 7.79 12.09 22.26 5.07
25 Missouri Big 8 2.26 9.32 11.58 18.13 3.13
26 Memphis Ind 2.55 8.97 11.52 18.12 6.46
27 North Carolina ACC 3.82 7.28 11.10 20.26 7.07
28 Wisconsin Big Ten 5.91 4.55 10.46 24.45 8.68
29 Florida SEC 3.54 6.23 9.78 20.18 7.92
30 Iowa Big Ten 5.71 4.05 9.77 23.86 8.58
31 Southern Methodist SWC 4.18 5.51 9.68 21.06 6.64
32 Kansas Big 8 4.92 4.46 9.38 23.82 7.50
33 Army Ind 1.56 7.69 9.25 19.52 6.82
34 Air Force Ind 5.32 3.65 8.97 25.10 11.26
35 Florida State Ind 0.66 8.11 8.76 19.46 6.83
36 Minnesota Big Ten 0.55 8.08 8.63 18.41 4.43
37 Tennessee SEC 2.93 5.65 8.58 22.00 9.45
38 Purdue Big Ten 4.95 3.20 8.15 21.97 9.62
39 Texas Christian SWC 4.50 3.37 7.87 22.81 9.75
40 North Carolina State ACC 2.08 5.76 7.84 19.13 8.68
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Oregon State Ind 6.71 0.50 7.22 24.98 12.69
42 Princeton Ivy 4.77 1.81 6.58 23.45 13.49
43 Arizona State WAC 6.16 0.22 6.38 23.72 15.66
44 Indiana Big Ten 6.92 -0.63 6.29 24.61 13.53
45 Georgia SEC 2.75 3.25 6.00 19.91 11.15
46 Utah State Ind 4.99 0.86 5.84 25.21 14.80
47 California AAWU 6.08 -0.36 5.72 24.21 15.14
48 Duke ACC 8.84 -3.38 5.46 25.42 16.84
49 Clemson ACC 2.75 2.70 5.45 20.57 11.54
50 Notre Dame Ind 2.06 3.36 5.43 19.48 8.18
51 Virginia Tech Southern 5.53 -0.26 5.27 20.28 15.02
52 Texas Tech SWC 3.13 1.84 4.97 21.92 14.13
53 Texas A&M SWC 0.34 4.10 4.44 18.00 8.33
54 Miami (FL) Ind 2.08 1.35 3.43 18.89 11.90
55 Kentucky SEC 2.91 0.19 3.10 19.64 12.85
56 Iowa State Big 8 0.72 1.97 2.69 16.77 11.72
57 Wichita State MVC 2.68 -0.57 2.12 19.54 15.85
58 Dartmouth Ivy 0.59 1.29 1.87 15.87 13.80
59 Stanford AAWU 2.86 -1.11 1.76 20.81 14.13
60 Cincinnati MVC 1.61 -1.24 0.37 19.02 15.81
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Southern Mississippi Ind -3.74 3.94 0.20 10.76 11.85
62 West Virginia Southern -1.38 1.14 -0.23 15.87 15.73
63 UCLA AAWU -0.10 -0.32 -0.42 17.10 13.31
64 Boston College Ind 1.53 -1.98 -0.45 17.60 16.89
65 Yale Ivy -3.75 3.18 -0.57 10.65 11.86
66 Wyoming WAC 0.81 -1.75 -0.94 16.22 16.90
67 Houston Ind 1.45 -2.67 -1.22 19.14 16.88
68 Harvard Ivy -5.68 4.44 -1.24 9.25 10.84
69 Utah WAC 2.95 -4.23 -1.28 18.68 16.67
70 Washington State AAWU -3.62 2.30 -1.32 12.80 10.82
71 Maryland ACC 0.31 -1.81 -1.51 17.25 16.44
72 Arizona WAC -3.35 0.68 -2.67 12.59 16.22
73 New Mexico WAC -1.37 -1.42 -2.79 13.59 16.87
74 Idaho Ind 0.10 -3.32 -3.22 18.81 18.77
75 San Jose State Ind 0.93 -4.30 -3.37 16.54 17.65
76 Tulane SEC -4.16 0.64 -3.52 13.36 13.53
77 Colorado Big 8 -2.88 -1.22 -4.10 14.59 17.92
78 Columbia Ivy 1.61 -5.93 -4.32 17.27 22.22
79 Vanderbilt SEC -6.96 2.59 -4.37 10.16 11.00
80 Bowling Green State MAC -1.85 -2.87 -4.72 12.30 19.65
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Tulsa MVC 2.92 -8.16 -5.24 18.85 25.47
82 Furman Southern 2.55 -7.93 -5.38 16.53 26.23
83 South Carolina ACC -3.25 -2.29 -5.54 12.50 15.82
84 Miami (OH) MAC 0.86 -6.59 -5.73 16.33 23.19
85 Virginia Military Institute Southern -4.68 -1.19 -5.87 10.77 16.31
86 West Texas A&M Ind 0.40 -6.35 -5.95 14.21 22.07
87 Xavier Ind -4.13 -1.82 -5.96 9.97 17.64
88 Cornell Ivy -0.40 -5.76 -6.15 12.91 22.38
89 Brown Ivy 2.16 -8.34 -6.18 17.44 23.87
90 Virginia ACC -7.06 0.44 -6.63 8.96 15.14
91 Oklahoma State Big 8 0.95 -7.97 -7.02 18.19 22.37
92 William & Mary Southern -4.08 -3.93 -8.01 11.37 19.20
93 Kansas State Big 8 -3.66 -4.59 -8.25 13.26 21.38
94 Richmond Southern -3.91 -4.53 -8.44 11.06 22.19
95 Ohio MAC -7.43 -1.85 -9.28 6.43 18.06
96 Texas-El Paso Ind -8.64 -1.00 -9.63 5.52 15.97
97 Buffalo Ind -8.36 -1.94 -10.30 6.27 18.74
98 New Mexico State Ind -3.19 -7.44 -10.63 11.18 24.15
99 Holy Cross Ind -7.67 -3.00 -10.66 6.94 20.37
100 Marshall MAC -6.75 -5.25 -12.00 6.31 21.98
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 George Washington Southern -4.31 -8.41 -12.72 10.71 24.13
102 Kent State MAC -9.93 -3.97 -13.90 4.66 20.86
103 Villanova Ind -7.82 -6.41 -14.23 5.28 24.28
104 Pennsylvania Ivy -8.92 -5.43 -14.34 7.85 23.24
105 North Texas MVC -6.18 -8.37 -14.55 8.01 24.83
106 Citadel Southern -4.94 -9.64 -14.58 8.15 26.29
107 Detroit Mercy Ind -5.96 -9.19 -15.16 9.27 27.61
108 Rutgers Ind -7.57 -8.26 -15.83 8.94 24.00
109 Wake Forest ACC -9.33 -6.80 -16.13 6.38 29.54
110 Colorado State Ind -6.80 -9.42 -16.22 8.41 31.72
111 Louisville MVC -7.51 -9.02 -16.52 6.46 25.78
112 Colgate Ind -11.00 -6.12 -17.12 3.14 25.48
113 Western Michigan MAC -7.83 -9.86 -17.69 6.81 28.24
114 Dayton Ind -8.84 -9.15 -17.99 5.54 24.67
115 Toledo MAC -7.40 -11.80 -19.20 5.91 27.59
116 Brigham Young WAC -11.05 -9.01 -20.07 3.18 25.27
117 Davidson Southern -13.43 -8.21 -21.63 0.09 25.15
118 Boston University Ind -12.92 -9.39 -22.32 0.83 26.96
119 Pacific Ind -11.12 -13.21 -24.33 2.37 32.29
120 Lehigh Ind -12.84 -16.30 -29.14 0.34 32.80