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1965 School Ratings

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National Champions: Michigan State (FWAA, NFF, UPI), Alabama (AP, FWAA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Mike Garrett (Southern California)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Duffy Daugherty (Michigan State)

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ 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 Michigan State Big Ten 10.93 15.81 26.75 32.09 -2.77
2 Alabama SEC 13.43 10.96 24.39 30.37 2.83
3 Notre Dame Ind 10.54 13.32 23.87 34.03 0.68
4 Tennessee SEC 9.33 13.04 22.37 26.77 1.31
5 Arkansas SWC 12.91 9.33 22.24 33.27 5.77
6 UCLA AAWU 14.07 7.04 21.11 33.31 6.73
7 Southern California AAWU 8.66 11.99 20.65 30.03 2.46
8 Nebraska Big 8 12.99 4.57 17.55 34.69 11.17
9 Mississippi SEC 6.24 11.17 17.41 22.92 2.89
10 Purdue Big Ten 9.05 8.08 17.13 29.06 5.23
11 Florida SEC 10.68 6.18 16.86 29.28 7.62
12 Louisiana State SEC 9.36 7.01 16.37 30.90 7.94
13 Illinois Big Ten 7.68 8.38 16.05 30.21 5.71
14 Missouri Big 8 6.26 9.73 15.99 23.63 4.79
15 Kentucky SEC 9.66 5.27 14.92 27.51 9.09
16 Georgia Tech Ind 11.26 3.04 14.30 28.70 11.87
17 Miami (FL) Ind 7.76 6.35 14.10 24.80 7.06
18 Georgia SEC 8.33 5.46 13.79 26.01 8.97
19 Ohio State Big Ten 4.91 8.17 13.08 22.55 6.07
20 Texas SWC 9.40 2.55 11.95 27.32 11.88
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Michigan Big Ten 7.60 3.90 11.50 25.72 8.50
22 Auburn SEC 5.39 5.74 11.13 22.54 9.45
23 Minnesota Big Ten 7.30 3.79 11.08 25.25 10.73
24 Texas Tech SWC 11.70 -0.66 11.04 29.47 16.31
25 Syracuse Ind 6.94 3.74 10.68 25.83 10.62
26 Washington AAWU 8.94 0.72 9.66 26.97 14.00
27 Penn State Ind 5.66 3.78 9.44 23.81 9.33
28 Texas Christian SWC 2.64 6.40 9.04 19.51 7.52
29 Tulsa MVC 7.34 1.53 8.87 28.09 13.91
30 California AAWU 1.14 7.43 8.58 18.82 11.67
31 Florida State Ind 0.57 7.82 8.38 18.42 6.41
32 Duke ACC 5.71 2.59 8.30 24.03 11.79
33 Southern Methodist SWC 1.59 6.51 8.10 19.09 8.77
34 Stanford AAWU 2.96 4.97 7.93 18.27 10.79
35 Baylor SWC 3.70 3.84 7.54 21.43 11.02
36 Mississippi State SEC 5.72 1.57 7.29 25.22 12.87
37 North Carolina State ACC 0.38 6.27 6.65 17.17 8.35
38 Northwestern Big Ten 3.30 3.17 6.47 21.38 12.83
39 Houston Ind 3.21 3.21 6.41 21.45 13.46
40 Dartmouth Ivy 4.15 2.08 6.23 24.52 14.37
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Navy Ind -1.47 7.18 5.70 16.61 7.99
42 Texas-El Paso Ind 9.30 -3.73 5.57 26.33 20.29
43 Princeton Ivy 6.94 -1.64 5.30 27.09 18.13
44 Utah State Ind 5.53 -0.22 5.30 22.91 15.84
45 Wyoming WAC 2.66 2.04 4.71 20.12 17.26
46 Clemson ACC -1.14 5.30 4.16 15.62 9.85
47 Oregon State AAWU 1.73 2.42 4.16 17.40 11.35
48 Colorado Big 8 -0.60 4.68 4.08 16.05 10.74
49 South Carolina ACC 2.96 1.02 3.98 20.65 13.92
50 Memphis Ind 4.38 -0.62 3.76 21.40 15.33
51 Washington State AAWU -1.13 4.79 3.66 14.62 10.18
52 Miami (OH) MAC 4.90 -1.34 3.56 22.59 19.40
53 Texas A&M SWC -3.07 6.51 3.44 13.27 8.79
54 North Carolina ACC 3.95 -0.69 3.26 20.82 14.83
55 Vanderbilt SEC -2.00 5.05 3.05 15.50 11.58
56 East Carolina Southern 2.01 -0.45 1.56 20.64 17.16
57 Air Force Ind 0.34 1.11 1.44 18.42 13.91
58 Boston College Ind -0.52 1.76 1.23 19.05 14.35
59 Oklahoma State Big 8 0.06 1.04 1.10 15.72 12.47
60 Oregon AAWU 2.49 -1.62 0.87 18.50 16.35
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Pittsburgh Ind 6.14 -5.59 0.54 23.45 24.01
62 Army Ind -1.43 1.94 0.52 15.25 12.51
63 Iowa Big Ten -1.74 2.04 0.30 16.09 14.29
64 Tulane SEC -2.64 2.60 -0.04 14.98 18.09
65 Southern Mississippi Ind -5.74 5.63 -0.11 8.50 9.86
66 Iowa State Big 8 -0.40 -0.03 -0.43 16.07 17.11
67 Brigham Young WAC 2.56 -3.06 -0.50 19.70 19.60
68 Virginia ACC -0.02 -0.60 -0.62 18.38 15.90
69 West Virginia Southern 6.81 -7.43 -0.63 27.06 26.20
70 Indiana Big Ten 2.51 -3.28 -0.77 19.81 16.61
71 Virginia Tech Ind -0.40 -0.56 -0.96 15.14 15.50
72 New Mexico State Ind -0.06 -0.91 -0.98 15.66 19.44
73 Wisconsin Big Ten -1.75 0.63 -1.11 15.94 20.61
74 Maryland ACC -0.77 -0.54 -1.31 16.26 15.26
75 Oklahoma Big 8 -4.21 2.67 -1.54 12.40 12.18
76 Idaho Ind -2.57 0.59 -1.97 16.21 14.79
77 Arizona State WAC -3.44 1.19 -2.26 11.36 15.30
78 Xavier Ind 2.03 -5.06 -3.03 17.11 21.11
79 Kent State MAC -3.70 0.41 -3.29 11.40 15.99
80 Rice SWC 0.13 -3.67 -3.53 17.09 18.87
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Utah WAC -2.52 -1.26 -3.78 14.80 15.84
82 Louisville MVC 0.45 -4.41 -3.96 16.56 21.26
83 Harvard Ivy -8.90 4.53 -4.37 7.42 11.47
84 William & Mary Southern 0.49 -4.85 -4.37 17.28 20.73
85 West Texas A&M Ind -3.84 -0.74 -4.58 12.00 17.40
86 Wake Forest ACC -3.66 -1.12 -4.78 13.13 18.51
87 Cornell Ivy -0.70 -4.54 -5.24 15.95 20.63
88 Bowling Green State MAC -4.60 -0.66 -5.26 9.50 19.19
89 Quantico Marines Ind -5.58 -0.64 -6.22 10.54 17.17
90 Colorado State Ind 4.48 -10.72 -6.24 23.08 26.18
91 George Washington Southern -2.41 -3.87 -6.28 13.13 18.88
92 Kansas Big 8 -3.13 -3.54 -6.68 14.35 20.14
93 Western Michigan MAC -4.25 -2.81 -7.06 8.90 20.04
94 Cincinnati MVC -5.87 -1.45 -7.31 11.44 19.83
95 Toledo MAC -8.66 1.08 -7.59 5.90 15.70
96 San Jose State Ind -1.58 -6.57 -8.14 14.39 23.73
97 Colgate Ind -8.61 -0.38 -8.99 7.98 17.61
98 Buffalo Ind -8.31 -0.85 -9.16 6.22 17.29
99 Marshall MAC -3.88 -6.01 -9.89 10.44 22.90
100 North Texas MVC 0.44 -10.71 -10.27 15.41 30.26
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 New Mexico WAC -4.83 -5.57 -10.40 10.10 22.42
102 Arizona WAC -9.88 -1.06 -10.94 6.45 17.39
103 Wichita State MVC -6.12 -5.13 -11.25 8.54 20.43
104 Davidson Southern -7.47 -4.64 -12.11 8.04 22.32
105 Yale Ivy -9.41 -3.90 -13.31 4.83 19.21
106 Pennsylvania Ivy -5.56 -7.91 -13.47 9.13 26.08
107 Virginia Military Institute Southern -5.94 -7.99 -13.93 10.66 24.77
108 Brown Ivy -7.23 -7.48 -14.71 10.17 23.25
109 Holy Cross Ind -11.19 -5.36 -16.54 4.22 22.57
110 Furman Southern -8.09 -8.93 -17.02 8.69 26.08
111 Villanova Ind -6.62 -10.90 -17.52 9.27 28.08
112 Dayton Ind -15.54 -2.13 -17.67 -0.10 21.03
113 Citadel Southern -14.57 -3.13 -17.70 1.30 18.85
114 Kansas State Big 8 -10.69 -7.47 -18.15 6.45 27.83
115 Ohio MAC -10.20 -8.31 -18.51 5.51 26.21
116 Columbia Ivy -10.50 -8.83 -19.33 5.23 30.13
117 Rutgers Ind -13.06 -7.10 -20.17 1.06 24.00
118 Pacific Ind -12.55 -12.41 -24.96 1.59 33.27
119 Richmond Southern -14.00 -11.91 -25.91 2.33 31.66
120 Lehigh Ind -9.79 -17.79 -27.58 4.42 37.80