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1968 School Ratings

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National Champion: Ohio State (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: O.J. Simpson (Southern California)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Woody Hayes (Ohio State)

AP Preseason #1: Purdue ▪ AP Final #1: Ohio State

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 Texas SWC 16.97 7.64 24.61 40.15 9.70
2 Ohio State Big Ten 13.58 8.26 21.84 36.38 11.19
3 Georgia SEC 7.56 13.88 21.44 33.36 4.45
4 Penn State Ind 8.94 11.25 20.18 34.18 7.88
5 Arkansas SWC 12.25 6.94 19.20 35.42 12.31
6 Missouri Big 8 7.59 11.26 18.85 34.06 6.94
7 Notre Dame Ind 13.04 5.62 18.66 39.50 13.53
8 Oklahoma Big 8 11.97 6.10 18.07 38.20 11.42
9 Kansas Big 8 12.59 5.42 18.01 39.24 12.59
10 Purdue Big Ten 8.24 9.45 17.69 32.03 9.87
11 Tennessee SEC 5.51 11.41 16.91 30.64 7.97
12 Southern California Pac-8 8.17 8.45 16.62 30.10 10.32
13 Houston Ind 7.04 9.32 16.36 43.95 10.33
14 Auburn SEC 8.68 7.34 16.02 31.10 11.55
15 Southern Methodist SWC 12.98 2.49 15.47 34.66 16.81
16 Michigan Big Ten 7.43 7.27 14.70 30.45 14.19
17 Oregon State Pac-8 10.27 3.66 13.93 32.29 13.23
18 Army Ind 6.86 6.79 13.65 28.76 11.82
19 Florida State Ind 9.75 2.62 12.37 33.32 15.55
20 Yale Ivy 11.42 -0.38 11.03 33.04 20.73
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Alabama SEC 2.30 8.66 10.96 23.77 9.06
22 Michigan State Big Ten 1.85 9.05 10.91 23.77 8.74
23 California Pac-8 -0.27 11.05 10.78 24.34 7.77
24 Stanford Pac-8 6.63 3.26 9.90 30.41 15.77
25 Nebraska Big 8 -1.01 10.84 9.83 20.92 9.22
26 Minnesota Big Ten 5.17 4.58 9.74 25.63 14.62
27 Arizona State WAC 8.50 0.63 9.12 38.84 19.84
28 Mississippi SEC 4.26 4.81 9.06 25.04 13.49
29 North Carolina State ACC 0.42 8.51 8.93 22.67 12.13
30 Louisiana State SEC 2.52 6.27 8.80 23.99 13.53
31 Iowa Big Ten 13.08 -4.33 8.76 36.42 24.01
32 Memphis MVC 4.92 3.50 8.43 25.77 14.67
33 Virginia Tech Ind 2.37 5.49 7.85 25.96 14.71
34 Indiana Big Ten 10.52 -3.10 7.43 29.46 21.60
35 Miami (FL) Ind -2.10 9.49 7.39 20.93 10.06
36 Florida SEC -0.77 8.04 7.28 20.02 14.21
37 Air Force Ind 5.03 2.13 7.17 24.91 17.30
38 Harvard Ivy -0.45 7.19 6.74 23.13 13.38
39 Colorado Big 8 6.98 -0.28 6.69 29.47 18.44
40 Syracuse Ind 1.44 5.21 6.65 27.35 16.39
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Texas A&M SWC 0.26 6.02 6.29 22.90 11.45
42 Texas Tech SWC 4.74 1.40 6.14 26.81 19.44
43 Virginia ACC 6.93 -0.98 5.95 31.51 22.97
44 Kentucky SEC 2.12 3.66 5.77 23.99 14.83
45 Wyoming WAC -0.23 5.77 5.53 23.29 13.66
46 West Virginia Southern 1.38 4.08 5.47 20.72 15.51
47 Clemson ACC 0.72 4.70 5.42 22.79 14.30
48 Ohio MAC 10.91 -5.54 5.37 35.11 25.67
49 Kansas State Big 8 3.67 1.05 4.72 25.85 17.98
50 Oklahoma State Big 8 1.73 2.39 4.12 24.24 17.08
51 Vanderbilt SEC -1.45 5.48 4.03 20.04 13.56
52 South Carolina ACC 3.72 0.28 4.00 25.02 17.52
53 Texas Christian SWC -1.96 5.43 3.47 20.89 13.78
54 Arizona WAC -4.27 7.43 3.16 16.39 11.90
55 North Texas MVC 3.58 -0.74 2.85 24.12 21.68
56 Miami (OH) MAC -3.52 6.12 2.61 20.19 12.76
57 Wake Forest ACC 3.25 -0.88 2.37 25.24 18.76
58 Boston College Ind 4.36 -2.25 2.10 26.32 24.44
59 Richmond Southern 1.36 0.28 1.64 22.81 20.53
60 Princeton Ivy -0.15 1.31 1.16 23.72 18.47
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Oregon Pac-8 -3.99 4.48 0.49 17.89 15.34
62 UCLA Pac-8 2.08 -1.65 0.43 26.27 19.71
63 Baylor SWC 4.72 -4.54 0.18 26.61 25.56
64 Rutgers Ind 2.97 -2.82 0.15 23.45 23.14
65 Washington Pac-8 -3.33 3.38 0.06 18.37 15.41
66 West Texas A&M Ind 1.91 -1.93 -0.02 24.77 23.19
67 Georgia Tech Ind 1.27 -1.47 -0.20 21.94 21.72
68 Toledo MAC -0.79 0.58 -0.21 20.44 18.22
69 Utah State Ind -3.78 3.13 -0.65 20.11 20.06
70 Iowa State Big 8 0.88 -1.95 -1.07 23.49 23.04
71 Duke ACC 3.26 -4.49 -1.23 24.47 25.01
72 Washington State Pac-8 -3.69 2.21 -1.48 19.17 16.86
73 Pennsylvania Ivy -4.45 2.78 -1.67 15.32 17.34
74 Illinois Big Ten -5.56 3.19 -2.37 16.58 22.60
75 Bowling Green State MAC -2.06 -0.97 -3.04 22.67 19.75
76 North Carolina ACC -0.07 -3.13 -3.20 21.11 24.80
77 Cincinnati MVC 8.72 -12.33 -3.61 28.25 32.88
78 Rice SWC -0.56 -3.93 -4.49 21.84 25.91
79 Dartmouth Ivy -2.00 -2.86 -4.86 20.92 23.47
80 Maryland ACC -0.40 -4.47 -4.86 20.90 24.49
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Navy Ind -3.25 -1.99 -5.24 16.30 23.60
82 Utah WAC -1.95 -3.37 -5.32 18.81 23.39
83 Pacific Ind -6.32 0.78 -5.54 12.52 19.41
84 Villanova Ind -2.64 -3.10 -5.74 20.54 24.70
85 Southern Mississippi Ind -4.23 -2.09 -6.31 21.28 26.81
86 Mississippi State SEC -2.88 -3.49 -6.38 18.36 24.33
87 Dayton Ind -5.44 -1.19 -6.63 18.78 20.77
88 Cornell Ivy -7.78 1.04 -6.74 12.90 19.04
89 Tampa Ind -5.50 -1.42 -6.93 12.45 21.52
90 Idaho Ind 2.42 -9.53 -7.11 21.77 34.10
91 Northwestern Big Ten -3.38 -3.95 -7.33 17.31 26.00
92 Texas-El Paso WAC -0.84 -6.72 -7.56 19.19 26.03
93 Tulane Ind -1.19 -6.63 -7.82 19.34 27.75
94 Tulsa MVC -7.95 -0.91 -8.86 12.94 29.26
95 Colgate Ind -4.26 -4.84 -9.10 15.68 26.58
96 Buffalo Ind -5.61 -3.73 -9.34 12.96 24.51
97 Wisconsin Big Ten -9.21 -0.24 -9.45 12.37 24.68
98 Xavier Ind -4.78 -4.77 -9.55 15.38 24.79
99 Holy Cross Ind -4.94 -5.06 -10.00 14.88 27.34
100 Citadel Southern -5.02 -5.86 -10.88 13.58 27.34
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 William & Mary Southern -12.10 1.19 -10.91 6.62 20.72
102 Columbia Ivy -2.20 -8.85 -11.04 18.49 29.36
103 Western Michigan MAC -7.15 -3.95 -11.09 14.37 23.93
104 Pittsburgh Ind -6.19 -5.07 -11.26 15.59 36.10
105 Brigham Young WAC -5.12 -6.65 -11.77 14.78 26.41
106 New Mexico State Ind -3.43 -9.19 -12.62 15.02 30.46
107 Davidson Southern -4.06 -8.99 -13.05 15.15 31.08
108 Louisville MVC -6.85 -7.14 -13.98 12.19 28.58
109 Colorado State WAC -9.53 -4.78 -14.31 11.00 27.56
110 Virginia Military Institute Southern -11.47 -3.19 -14.65 8.79 30.03
111 East Carolina Southern -9.29 -7.25 -16.55 10.92 33.21
112 San Jose State Ind -8.31 -9.16 -17.47 11.93 41.99
113 Brown Ivy -10.18 -7.98 -18.17 10.02 33.61
114 Northern Illinois Ind -10.44 -9.63 -20.08 8.93 30.82
115 Kent State MAC -13.80 -6.33 -20.14 7.55 26.16
116 Wichita State MVC -10.98 -13.11 -24.09 8.55 36.89
117 New Mexico WAC -10.36 -13.96 -24.32 9.96 40.80
118 Furman Southern -16.95 -8.21 -25.16 1.47 30.55
119 Marshall MAC -11.07 -15.50 -26.57 9.88 40.03