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1966 School Ratings

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Steve Spurrier (Florida)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Thomas Cahill (Army)

AP Preseason #1: Alabama ▪ AP Final #1: Notre Dame

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.

119 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Notre Dame Ind 10.59 15.42 26.01 40.81 -0.18
2 Alabama SEC 10.63 13.12 23.75 32.14 2.80
3 Michigan State Big Ten 11.81 9.64 21.45 33.14 4.15
4 Wyoming WAC 8.13 10.10 18.23 32.59 3.75
5 Mississippi SEC 3.73 13.85 17.58 23.06 0.94
6 Georgia Tech Ind 6.52 10.95 17.47 26.86 4.91
7 Florida SEC 11.05 6.11 17.16 30.12 9.33
8 Georgia SEC 7.77 8.76 16.53 26.49 6.35
9 Arkansas SWC 5.34 11.16 16.50 25.83 4.02
10 Tennessee SEC 7.92 8.26 16.17 26.83 6.25
11 Purdue Big Ten 11.12 4.95 16.07 31.65 8.87
12 Houston Ind 12.21 3.83 16.03 37.40 11.32
13 UCLA AAWU 10.07 5.55 15.63 31.56 9.56
14 Southern California AAWU 4.90 10.64 15.54 25.01 5.05
15 Miami (FL) Ind 4.45 9.88 14.34 23.10 4.50
16 Texas SWC 4.98 8.93 13.91 24.81 4.91
17 Southern Methodist SWC 7.79 5.33 13.12 25.86 9.61
18 Florida State Ind 12.03 -0.19 11.84 30.78 13.47
19 Syracuse Ind 7.02 4.72 11.74 25.55 11.41
20 Nebraska Big 8 5.55 4.40 9.95 24.78 10.24
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Oklahoma Big 8 4.61 4.81 9.42 24.92 9.39
22 Brigham Young WAC 7.22 2.05 9.27 26.84 12.54
23 Baylor SWC 3.67 5.40 9.07 22.63 8.73
24 Louisiana State SEC 1.81 7.23 9.04 20.57 7.44
25 Miami (OH) MAC 2.71 5.43 8.13 20.22 11.54
26 Colorado Big 8 6.03 2.01 8.04 24.12 11.78
27 Michigan Big Ten 4.50 3.44 7.94 27.66 11.24
28 Harvard Ivy 0.57 7.24 7.81 18.50 10.58
29 Texas A&M SWC 3.40 4.32 7.72 22.21 12.78
30 Colorado State Ind 9.05 -1.92 7.12 27.49 15.43
31 Clemson ACC 4.90 1.45 6.34 21.77 13.99
32 Virginia Tech Ind -0.45 6.78 6.33 21.11 9.79
33 West Texas A&M Ind 3.42 2.72 6.14 23.96 13.48
34 North Texas MVC 5.76 0.23 5.99 24.95 14.91
35 Memphis Ind -0.55 6.26 5.71 15.91 8.65
36 New Mexico State Ind 8.01 -2.31 5.70 27.50 16.56
37 North Carolina State ACC 4.51 1.03 5.54 22.15 13.74
38 Army Ind -2.78 8.10 5.32 14.36 9.41
39 Texas-El Paso Ind 6.19 -0.93 5.26 30.36 14.87
40 Washington AAWU 3.18 1.80 4.98 21.33 12.24
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Dartmouth Ivy 6.21 -1.50 4.71 25.04 19.07
42 Missouri Big 8 -3.44 7.49 4.05 15.42 8.88
43 Tulane Ind 2.66 1.27 3.92 20.21 13.93
44 Rice SWC 5.01 -1.16 3.85 23.59 14.59
45 Texas Tech SWC 6.24 -2.48 3.75 24.95 17.30
46 Penn State Ind 3.56 0.10 3.66 22.14 17.36
47 Oregon State AAWU 0.77 2.85 3.62 19.16 13.96
48 Tulsa MVC 2.47 1.04 3.51 21.94 17.78
49 Stanford AAWU 0.69 2.27 2.96 19.05 11.74
50 Illinois Big Ten 3.43 -0.58 2.85 22.78 15.00
51 Colgate Ind -2.82 5.61 2.80 16.31 12.31
52 Auburn SEC -0.50 3.21 2.71 17.08 12.75
53 Southern Mississippi Ind -2.32 4.65 2.33 14.65 12.17
54 Oklahoma State Big 8 -2.85 4.73 1.88 14.34 9.13
55 Duke ACC 1.12 0.46 1.58 18.98 19.55
56 Navy Ind -0.31 1.79 1.48 16.64 12.66
57 Arizona State WAC 1.24 -0.33 0.92 18.59 12.99
58 Utah WAC 1.22 -0.82 0.40 20.15 14.83
59 Kentucky SEC -0.95 1.28 0.32 17.03 15.36
60 Princeton Ivy -4.73 4.91 0.17 9.76 12.72
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Mississippi State SEC -3.94 3.90 -0.04 13.84 10.92
62 Northwestern Big Ten 0.13 -0.31 -0.17 18.28 15.48
63 Ohio State Big Ten -2.35 2.03 -0.32 15.34 11.59
64 Air Force Ind -2.61 2.28 -0.33 19.70 12.32
65 Maryland ACC 1.28 -1.62 -0.34 19.02 16.89
66 Cornell Ivy 1.17 -1.93 -0.76 15.84 19.35
67 Bowling Green State MAC 0.20 -1.19 -0.99 17.60 18.14
68 Virginia ACC 5.81 -7.06 -1.25 23.15 22.08
69 Minnesota Big Ten -2.66 1.37 -1.29 15.38 15.03
70 Texas Christian SWC -6.68 5.30 -1.38 12.04 9.41
71 Dayton Ind -5.43 3.89 -1.54 10.31 14.14
72 Utah State Ind -3.96 2.01 -1.95 17.80 12.42
73 Louisville MVC 1.43 -3.57 -2.14 18.64 19.31
74 Oregon AAWU -4.48 1.81 -2.67 14.50 11.38
75 Kent State MAC 0.69 -3.50 -2.82 17.63 19.33
76 Indiana Big Ten -2.40 -0.70 -3.10 16.28 18.39
77 South Carolina ACC -2.62 -0.59 -3.22 16.40 16.04
78 California AAWU -1.81 -1.66 -3.47 16.13 16.24
79 Wake Forest ACC -6.11 2.38 -3.73 12.07 13.33
80 North Carolina ACC -4.45 0.54 -3.91 13.41 13.83
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Holy Cross Ind -4.01 -0.20 -4.21 10.37 18.12
82 Yale Ivy -5.03 0.81 -4.23 10.12 16.10
83 Vanderbilt SEC -3.87 -0.52 -4.39 14.32 19.27
84 Ohio MAC -3.19 -1.27 -4.45 13.88 20.50
85 Iowa State Big 8 -0.15 -4.60 -4.75 18.78 19.66
86 Buffalo Ind 0.85 -5.72 -4.87 17.55 23.33
87 Wisconsin Big Ten -5.49 0.08 -5.41 12.48 17.20
88 Western Michigan MAC 0.29 -5.75 -5.46 14.63 22.63
89 Washington State AAWU -2.95 -2.55 -5.50 15.91 17.85
90 Rutgers Ind 2.49 -8.01 -5.52 17.19 25.38
91 Kansas Big 8 -5.38 -0.57 -5.95 13.12 16.76
92 Arizona WAC 2.69 -8.99 -6.30 20.35 23.20
93 West Virginia Southern -3.27 -3.57 -6.84 14.27 20.73
94 Iowa Big Ten -5.51 -1.41 -6.92 12.56 22.00
95 Cincinnati MVC -2.60 -4.50 -7.11 14.31 20.95
96 Idaho Ind -4.09 -3.52 -7.61 14.36 19.93
97 William & Mary Southern -3.50 -4.36 -7.85 12.29 20.83
98 San Jose State Ind -3.87 -4.71 -8.58 14.16 19.68
99 Villanova Ind -6.89 -1.89 -8.77 7.76 19.15
100 Xavier Ind -7.13 -1.85 -8.98 9.30 19.95
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Tampa Ind -6.83 -2.54 -9.36 10.97 24.00
102 Toledo MAC -5.10 -4.38 -9.48 11.29 20.61
103 Boston College Ind -4.92 -4.79 -9.71 10.05 22.79
104 Pittsburgh Ind -1.81 -8.85 -10.66 15.57 27.46
105 Wichita State MVC -5.31 -6.15 -11.46 12.52 27.43
106 George Washington Southern -7.94 -4.10 -12.03 7.75 23.85
107 Pacific Ind -2.76 -9.41 -12.18 15.72 29.22
108 New Mexico WAC -7.37 -5.89 -13.26 12.41 26.08
109 Pennsylvania Ivy -0.92 -12.37 -13.29 14.52 29.81
110 East Carolina Southern -7.13 -6.71 -13.84 10.47 24.90
111 Kansas State Big 8 -8.59 -5.65 -14.24 9.56 22.16
112 Marshall MAC -9.07 -6.70 -15.77 7.33 24.04
113 Columbia Ivy -0.96 -15.07 -16.03 14.66 35.82
114 Virginia Military Institute Southern -5.42 -11.27 -16.69 10.72 34.48
115 Davidson Southern -2.10 -15.39 -17.49 13.49 34.44
116 Brown Ivy -4.86 -13.14 -17.99 11.04 33.30
117 Citadel Southern -11.90 -6.20 -18.10 2.40 24.72
118 Richmond Southern -9.26 -13.08 -22.35 6.58 31.92
119 Furman Southern -10.47 -11.92 -22.39 3.71 30.94