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1969 School Ratings

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Steve Owens (Oklahoma)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bo Schembechler (Michigan)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ 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.

122 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Missouri Big 8 15.36 8.35 23.71 41.18 9.69
2 Ohio State Big Ten 10.76 12.63 23.39 45.09 5.52
3 Texas SWC 12.30 11.03 23.32 44.05 7.20
4 Nebraska Big 8 6.33 15.62 21.96 31.51 2.89
5 Southern California Pac-8 9.83 12.10 21.93 33.84 4.47
6 Penn State Ind 6.70 14.95 21.66 30.62 5.29
7 UCLA Pac-8 8.43 12.26 20.69 37.42 5.54
8 Louisiana State SEC 8.58 12.10 20.68 39.05 5.73
9 Stanford Pac-8 13.21 6.70 19.91 41.44 10.42
10 Houston Ind 14.37 5.37 19.74 42.56 13.64
11 Michigan Big Ten 6.54 12.57 19.11 36.57 4.65
12 Tennessee SEC 10.82 8.21 19.04 35.95 10.86
13 Florida SEC 13.44 5.58 19.02 36.78 12.42
14 Notre Dame Ind 7.92 10.99 18.91 37.85 7.29
15 Arkansas SWC 7.23 10.88 18.12 35.04 7.12
16 Mississippi SEC 9.40 8.40 17.80 34.80 8.36
17 Purdue Big Ten 19.33 -1.62 17.72 41.64 17.87
18 Auburn SEC 8.50 9.07 17.57 38.52 9.01
19 Kansas State Big 8 14.39 0.91 15.30 38.77 16.54
20 Colorado Big 8 8.95 6.23 15.18 30.95 12.40
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Arizona State WAC 12.63 2.24 14.87 40.84 17.44
22 Georgia SEC 1.16 12.27 13.43 27.12 7.08
23 Oklahoma Big 8 12.42 1.00 13.42 35.39 19.79
24 Oklahoma State Big 8 3.92 9.10 13.03 27.54 9.09
25 Utah WAC 3.18 9.77 12.96 24.93 9.13
26 Toledo MAC 9.94 2.95 12.89 29.69 18.99
27 Oregon State Pac-8 -0.07 12.81 12.74 24.62 6.29
28 San Diego State PCAA 13.52 -1.26 12.26 39.19 24.18
29 Air Force Ind 7.86 4.27 12.13 31.73 12.73
30 West Virginia Ind 3.30 6.49 9.80 25.50 15.25
31 Alabama SEC 9.46 -0.44 9.03 33.22 17.81
32 California Pac-8 1.66 7.12 8.77 25.04 10.62
33 Memphis MVC 5.05 3.54 8.59 30.76 19.32
34 Florida State Ind 2.94 3.72 6.67 22.59 15.48
35 Wyoming WAC 1.40 5.27 6.67 25.14 14.39
36 Michigan State Big Ten 2.16 3.27 5.44 26.70 13.73
37 Dartmouth Ivy 3.17 1.73 4.90 25.76 22.04
38 Texas Tech SWC 3.71 0.68 4.39 25.70 19.53
39 Minnesota Big Ten 4.22 0.15 4.37 26.88 17.09
40 Brigham Young WAC -2.02 6.28 4.26 18.85 14.62
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Oregon Pac-8 3.51 0.57 4.08 28.13 19.76
42 Texas Christian SWC 1.64 2.17 3.81 24.62 21.49
43 Pacific PCAA 0.09 3.50 3.59 21.97 18.03
44 Miami (FL) Ind 0.26 3.01 3.27 23.38 15.61
45 Iowa Big Ten 4.55 -1.41 3.14 28.57 22.18
46 Georgia Tech Ind -1.14 4.04 2.91 20.76 13.00
47 North Texas MVC 3.77 -0.95 2.82 24.61 22.45
48 Indiana Big Ten 4.98 -2.24 2.74 27.83 20.01
49 Vanderbilt SEC 4.86 -2.20 2.66 30.48 21.28
50 Iowa State Big 8 -0.59 3.08 2.49 22.18 16.94
51 Syracuse Ind -4.74 7.16 2.43 16.45 11.57
52 Southern Methodist SWC 2.92 -1.10 1.82 25.16 18.34
53 Army Ind -6.14 7.91 1.77 16.63 13.47
54 Texas A&M SWC -2.84 4.56 1.73 19.38 13.16
55 Miami (OH) MAC -0.27 1.87 1.61 18.36 19.41
56 South Carolina ACC -0.36 1.50 1.14 19.46 18.45
57 Ohio MAC 2.74 -1.93 0.81 24.74 25.20
58 Mississippi State SEC 3.59 -2.94 0.66 25.28 30.26
59 Arizona WAC 3.96 -3.47 0.49 25.82 22.27
60 Kansas Big 8 2.00 -1.95 0.05 24.95 21.98
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 North Carolina ACC -4.76 4.69 -0.07 18.07 18.21
62 Virginia Tech Ind -4.51 4.39 -0.12 20.88 16.07
63 Villanova Ind 4.50 -5.04 -0.54 26.90 28.83
64 Tulane Ind -2.04 1.49 -0.55 20.78 18.27
65 Pittsburgh Ind 2.39 -3.31 -0.93 23.32 25.48
66 Princeton Ivy 0.46 -1.43 -0.98 21.70 24.37
67 Buffalo Ind -5.80 4.75 -1.06 14.78 17.19
68 Rice SWC -2.93 1.29 -1.65 21.22 18.41
69 Bowling Green State MAC -4.87 3.20 -1.67 14.11 18.44
70 Northwestern Big Ten -2.10 0.29 -1.81 20.60 20.70
71 Yale Ivy -1.85 -0.04 -1.89 16.84 22.53
72 Washington Pac-8 -1.24 -0.66 -1.90 22.60 20.29
73 Kentucky SEC -2.38 0.23 -2.15 19.70 19.72
74 Long Beach State PCAA 1.14 -3.63 -2.49 22.18 26.98
75 North Carolina State ACC -0.85 -1.73 -2.59 20.65 21.55
76 Western Michigan MAC -1.27 -2.19 -3.45 19.29 24.41
77 West Texas A&M Ind -3.39 -0.07 -3.46 15.10 21.43
78 Wisconsin Big Ten 2.08 -5.88 -3.80 25.73 27.81
79 Rutgers Ind -2.89 -1.54 -4.42 17.40 27.12
80 Richmond Southern -2.78 -1.74 -4.51 14.95 23.67
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Boston College Ind 5.74 -10.38 -4.64 24.48 31.86
82 Colorado State WAC -0.07 -5.23 -5.30 20.61 30.50
83 Clemson ACC -2.47 -3.16 -5.63 20.45 26.40
84 San Jose State PCAA -0.68 -5.31 -5.99 20.55 28.00
85 Davidson Southern 2.05 -8.07 -6.02 25.48 33.72
86 Kent State MAC -5.53 -0.92 -6.45 13.87 24.70
87 Washington State Pac-8 -0.46 -6.49 -6.95 21.38 27.93
88 Texas-El Paso WAC -3.23 -3.90 -7.13 16.69 24.33
89 Fresno State PCAA 0.04 -7.19 -7.15 18.14 30.66
90 New Mexico WAC -1.11 -6.16 -7.27 19.61 27.00
91 Citadel Southern -0.27 -7.30 -7.58 16.50 31.12
92 New Mexico State Ind -2.56 -5.07 -7.63 15.76 28.31
93 Utah State Ind -5.48 -3.64 -9.12 14.57 26.60
94 California-Santa Barbara PCAA -6.36 -2.79 -9.15 10.64 28.76
95 Duke ACC -4.21 -5.30 -9.50 15.87 26.74
96 Southern Mississippi Ind -4.80 -4.97 -9.77 13.38 33.61
97 Baylor SWC -6.84 -3.03 -9.87 16.54 26.94
98 Dayton Ind -5.85 -4.40 -10.25 13.99 27.28
99 Colgate Ind -3.53 -6.87 -10.41 14.70 31.80
100 Cornell Ivy -6.84 -3.73 -10.58 10.75 25.82
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Maryland ACC -8.19 -2.80 -10.99 12.03 28.07
102 Wake Forest ACC -5.73 -5.70 -11.43 14.01 30.27
103 Louisville MVC -3.69 -7.84 -11.53 14.04 33.22
104 Navy Ind -6.62 -5.18 -11.80 14.83 28.59
105 Illinois Big Ten -7.67 -4.67 -12.34 15.16 30.53
106 Harvard Ivy -7.79 -4.61 -12.40 13.43 28.12
107 Cincinnati MVC -3.12 -9.79 -12.91 15.17 37.08
108 Marshall MAC -2.62 -10.42 -13.04 16.89 34.02
109 Tulsa MVC -1.51 -11.84 -13.35 18.48 36.32
110 Virginia ACC -12.19 -2.11 -14.30 6.10 23.86
111 Pennsylvania Ivy -11.67 -2.74 -14.40 6.81 29.49
112 Wichita State MVC -11.06 -3.61 -14.67 8.17 29.62
113 William & Mary Southern -8.77 -6.52 -15.28 8.39 30.32
114 Northern Illinois Ind -4.10 -11.24 -15.34 14.31 35.17
115 Brown Ivy -12.74 -6.05 -18.79 5.25 29.25
116 Xavier Ind -14.30 -4.65 -18.95 4.33 28.50
117 Idaho Ind -3.23 -16.66 -19.90 15.34 41.61
118 Columbia Ivy -13.30 -6.69 -19.99 5.10 34.15
119 East Carolina Southern -14.27 -6.55 -20.82 2.59 30.89
120 Furman Southern -9.17 -14.74 -23.91 8.97 44.85
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
121 Virginia Military Institute Southern -14.31 -10.83 -25.14 5.47 44.66
122 Cal State Los Angeles PCAA -16.54 -11.14 -27.68 2.07 43.44