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1964 School Ratings

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National Champions: Alabama (AP, UPI), Arkansas (FWAA), Notre Dame (NFF)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: John Huarte (Notre Dame)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Ara Parseghian (Notre Dame)

AP Preseason #1: Mississippi ▪ AP Final #1: Alabama

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 Notre Dame Ind 14.86 12.47 27.33 32.93 0.93
2 Michigan Big Ten 13.08 11.16 24.24 30.39 2.27
3 Alabama SEC 13.62 8.44 22.06 30.41 5.32
4 Arkansas SWC 8.26 11.79 20.05 24.87 0.70
5 Texas SWC 9.30 9.54 18.84 25.42 3.16
6 Ohio State Big Ten 5.60 12.80 18.40 21.38 1.03
7 Southern California AAWU 11.59 6.26 17.84 27.44 6.58
8 Florida State Ind 7.24 9.08 16.32 25.65 4.79
9 Florida SEC 8.44 7.71 16.15 25.10 5.19
10 Illinois Big Ten 5.70 10.24 15.94 22.08 3.94
11 Purdue Big Ten 10.11 5.17 15.29 25.15 8.53
12 Nebraska Big 8 6.09 7.62 13.70 26.65 6.17
13 Utah WAC 4.07 9.49 13.56 22.02 3.97
14 Louisiana State SEC 2.26 10.99 13.25 16.70 2.13
15 Michigan State Big Ten 5.66 7.42 13.09 21.80 6.28
16 Penn State Ind 5.73 7.03 12.77 22.84 6.54
17 Minnesota Big Ten 5.28 7.28 12.55 20.16 5.75
18 Oregon State AAWU 2.89 8.46 11.35 18.03 5.09
19 Washington AAWU 2.57 8.67 11.24 17.43 4.09
20 Oregon AAWU 5.30 5.81 11.10 21.27 6.68
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Syracuse Ind 9.52 1.43 10.95 27.56 11.86
22 Georgia Tech Ind 3.16 7.72 10.88 18.01 5.80
23 Georgia SEC 1.93 8.86 10.79 17.72 4.58
24 Missouri Big 8 2.45 7.84 10.29 18.30 4.99
25 Stanford AAWU 4.64 5.49 10.13 20.20 7.91
26 Tulsa MVC 9.69 0.23 9.92 35.30 14.10
27 Oklahoma Big 8 6.82 2.19 9.01 24.67 10.79
28 Wyoming WAC 5.40 3.41 8.81 19.28 9.84
29 Iowa Big Ten 11.36 -2.77 8.59 26.98 15.37
30 Mississippi SEC 5.18 3.38 8.56 23.05 8.69
31 Auburn SEC 0.12 7.97 8.09 15.81 5.68
32 Rice SWC 1.30 6.05 7.35 17.66 7.38
33 Arizona State WAC 7.45 -0.21 7.24 22.59 14.01
34 Princeton Ivy 2.00 5.19 7.20 19.92 9.46
35 Arizona WAC -0.66 7.83 7.18 15.71 6.09
36 Texas Tech SWC 1.03 6.10 7.13 18.64 7.52
37 Baylor SWC 7.96 -0.83 7.12 22.92 13.98
38 Miami (FL) Ind 3.91 2.98 6.89 19.81 9.59
39 California AAWU 6.88 -0.03 6.86 22.61 12.76
40 Mississippi State SEC 4.90 1.59 6.49 21.90 10.50
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Indiana Big Ten 7.98 -1.81 6.17 24.31 14.52
42 Cincinnati MVC 3.32 2.59 5.91 18.63 10.75
43 North Carolina ACC 5.20 0.59 5.78 21.16 12.11
44 Pittsburgh Ind 2.43 3.29 5.72 18.73 9.83
45 Air Force Ind 1.70 3.90 5.60 17.18 10.09
46 Utah State Ind 5.23 0.36 5.59 29.14 14.17
47 Kansas Big 8 2.25 3.15 5.40 17.50 10.62
48 Northwestern Big Ten 3.03 2.31 5.35 17.61 11.62
49 New Mexico WAC 0.88 4.31 5.20 15.12 9.73
50 Maryland ACC 1.97 2.99 4.96 17.78 9.77
51 UCLA AAWU 6.25 -1.42 4.83 22.01 15.68
52 Bowling Green State MAC 4.65 -0.11 4.55 21.83 16.04
53 Oklahoma State Big 8 6.00 -1.58 4.42 21.04 14.78
54 Navy Ind 3.07 1.25 4.32 19.72 13.08
55 Villanova Ind 0.41 3.90 4.30 19.17 10.18
56 Kentucky SEC 5.66 -2.03 3.63 20.88 17.05
57 Tennessee SEC -1.59 5.02 3.42 13.05 9.04
58 Boston College Ind 0.80 2.44 3.25 15.35 10.41
59 Wisconsin Big Ten 2.67 0.22 2.89 18.30 14.04
60 Duke ACC -0.58 2.37 1.79 16.64 11.74
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Vanderbilt SEC -3.10 4.71 1.61 12.43 8.30
62 Texas Christian SWC 0.68 0.83 1.51 15.79 12.77
63 Idaho Ind -0.63 1.89 1.26 15.44 10.75
64 Tulane SEC -2.44 3.52 1.09 14.00 10.40
65 Army Ind -0.88 1.64 0.76 14.83 11.37
66 Texas A&M SWC -0.74 1.06 0.32 15.63 11.39
67 Colorado Big 8 -0.19 0.45 0.27 15.35 11.41
68 Virginia Tech Southern 3.95 -3.69 0.26 19.92 17.38
69 Wake Forest ACC 3.11 -3.54 -0.44 18.57 17.13
70 Miami (OH) MAC 3.38 -3.85 -0.48 17.84 18.31
71 Houston Ind 0.49 -1.18 -0.69 16.88 13.79
72 North Carolina State ACC 0.01 -1.00 -0.99 14.13 15.33
73 Memphis Ind -2.36 1.22 -1.14 14.06 12.25
74 Kansas State Big 8 -4.25 2.74 -1.50 10.37 14.57
75 West Virginia Southern 1.37 -3.02 -1.65 15.22 17.21
76 Southern Mississippi Ind -1.47 -0.73 -2.20 14.16 17.95
77 Clemson ACC -4.99 2.77 -2.22 11.18 12.86
78 Dartmouth Ivy 2.12 -4.35 -2.23 20.66 19.62
79 Colgate Ind -6.72 4.39 -2.33 8.24 10.40
80 South Carolina ACC -1.79 -0.95 -2.74 13.17 15.06
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Washington State AAWU 2.93 -5.91 -2.99 20.31 20.26
82 Southern Methodist SWC -4.51 1.34 -3.17 11.62 13.35
83 Cornell Ivy 2.22 -5.86 -3.64 19.09 18.38
84 George Washington Southern -1.64 -2.12 -3.76 13.27 16.80
85 Ohio MAC -5.63 1.45 -4.19 7.17 13.23
86 Iowa State Big 8 -5.23 0.82 -4.41 10.56 13.45
87 Yale Ivy -0.73 -3.71 -4.44 15.36 17.84
88 Virginia ACC 2.04 -6.71 -4.67 16.01 21.19
89 Brigham Young WAC 1.99 -6.74 -4.75 17.04 21.91
90 Harvard Ivy -5.39 -0.09 -5.49 9.15 16.55
91 Wichita State MVC -3.93 -2.61 -6.54 10.43 17.42
92 New Mexico State Ind -6.35 -0.48 -6.83 8.04 21.10
93 Marshall MAC -7.37 0.52 -6.85 5.93 15.08
94 Brown Ivy -5.44 -1.64 -7.09 7.72 15.73
95 Detroit Mercy Ind -4.85 -2.32 -7.16 10.71 16.52
96 Colorado State Ind -5.82 -1.61 -7.42 8.19 18.19
97 Buffalo Ind -3.89 -4.51 -8.40 12.99 17.58
98 San Jose State Ind -3.89 -4.70 -8.58 9.06 18.20
99 Holy Cross Ind -5.18 -4.28 -9.46 10.16 19.19
100 Rutgers Ind -3.64 -6.37 -10.01 8.08 21.16
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Columbia Ivy -0.80 -9.61 -10.40 13.70 24.44
102 Xavier Ind -2.80 -8.55 -11.35 11.14 24.03
103 Citadel Southern -9.92 -1.98 -11.90 6.25 18.08
104 William & Mary Southern -5.44 -6.67 -12.11 9.27 21.42
105 Kent State MAC -9.45 -2.69 -12.14 3.99 18.57
106 West Texas A&M Ind -5.79 -7.08 -12.87 8.19 27.53
107 Texas-El Paso Ind -7.70 -5.58 -13.28 6.14 22.86
108 North Texas MVC -10.24 -3.67 -13.92 2.01 19.91
109 Toledo MAC -3.84 -10.20 -14.04 10.41 23.63
110 Dayton Ind -7.29 -6.90 -14.19 8.34 23.03
111 Western Michigan MAC -9.39 -7.43 -16.82 3.61 25.26
112 Virginia Military Institute Southern -7.63 -10.84 -18.47 8.45 23.45
113 Richmond Southern -5.73 -13.92 -19.65 8.08 28.86
114 Louisville MVC -11.54 -9.34 -20.88 2.34 27.13
115 Pennsylvania Ivy -13.51 -8.17 -21.68 0.54 27.29
116 Furman Southern -8.86 -13.39 -22.25 3.88 29.13
117 Davidson Southern -13.78 -9.75 -23.52 -1.09 26.57
118 Boston University Ind -12.43 -11.59 -24.02 1.79 28.78
119 Pacific Ind -13.99 -12.45 -26.44 0.18 35.43
120 Lehigh Ind -15.54 -11.60 -27.14 -2.54 34.67