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1972 School Ratings

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National Champion: Southern California (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Johnny Rodgers (Nebraska)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: John McKay (Southern California)

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Southern California

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.

127 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Southern California Pac-8 16.77 13.56 30.33 44.07 5.55
2 Oklahoma Big 8 8.47 18.27 26.74 39.42 -1.51
3 Alabama SEC 16.20 9.41 25.60 42.79 8.72
4 Nebraska Big 8 9.10 16.47 25.57 46.84 0.42
5 Texas SWC 9.36 14.36 23.72 32.83 3.19
6 Michigan Big Ten 4.19 16.77 20.96 28.04 1.83
7 Tennessee SEC 6.16 14.37 20.53 29.94 4.33
8 Auburn SEC 6.95 12.21 19.16 27.53 6.11
9 Louisiana State SEC 7.95 11.18 19.14 28.73 7.36
10 Notre Dame Ind 10.56 6.32 16.88 32.78 10.92
11 Florida SEC 5.14 11.72 16.86 28.44 5.97
12 Penn State Ind 9.66 7.06 16.72 32.17 11.41
13 Ohio State Big Ten 8.74 7.72 16.46 29.76 11.35
14 UCLA Pac-8 14.32 2.02 16.34 37.92 15.30
15 North Carolina State ACC 14.81 0.00 14.81 36.23 19.32
16 Georgia SEC 4.32 10.26 14.58 24.87 7.66
17 North Carolina ACC 11.54 2.85 14.38 30.39 16.82
18 Colorado Big 8 7.30 5.93 13.23 31.16 10.30
19 Oklahoma State Big 8 7.50 4.85 12.35 30.08 11.04
20 Georgia Tech Ind 9.33 2.73 12.06 30.94 16.70
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Baylor SWC 1.92 10.12 12.04 24.57 8.25
22 Purdue Big Ten 4.29 7.49 11.78 26.83 10.62
23 Southern Methodist SWC 3.68 8.08 11.76 28.18 10.65
24 Texas Tech SWC 4.83 6.89 11.72 26.67 11.97
25 Mississippi SEC 4.29 6.68 10.97 26.34 10.86
26 Arizona State WAC 17.58 -6.74 10.84 43.39 26.02
27 Michigan State Big Ten -0.85 11.60 10.76 20.57 8.16
28 Stanford Pac-8 4.59 5.80 10.39 26.53 12.29
29 Miami (FL) Ind 2.85 7.04 9.89 25.13 11.00
30 Washington Pac-8 4.04 5.70 9.73 23.86 13.33
31 Washington State Pac-8 6.37 3.24 9.61 26.45 17.31
32 Iowa State Big 8 6.57 2.71 9.27 29.61 13.42
33 Yale Ivy 7.49 1.69 9.18 29.13 18.39
34 Arkansas SWC 6.43 2.20 8.63 26.80 15.44
35 Rice SWC 5.23 3.16 8.39 25.36 15.92
36 Missouri Big 8 4.74 3.19 7.93 24.90 15.42
37 Tulane Ind -0.43 8.04 7.60 22.44 11.49
38 West Virginia Ind 12.88 -5.34 7.55 35.07 25.64
39 Florida State Ind 7.00 0.51 7.51 28.16 18.09
40 San Diego State PCAA 2.09 5.26 7.35 22.14 16.34
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Dartmouth Ivy 6.65 0.66 7.30 27.95 20.19
42 Virginia Tech Ind 7.63 -1.64 5.99 29.17 20.72
43 Houston Ind 4.22 1.76 5.98 27.52 16.61
44 Louisville MVC 2.15 3.76 5.91 26.33 16.75
45 Oregon Pac-8 1.94 3.79 5.73 23.02 19.52
46 Texas Christian SWC 4.05 1.51 5.56 25.02 18.47
47 Tampa Ind 1.03 3.93 4.95 23.15 15.85
48 Utah State Ind 5.00 -0.24 4.75 26.56 22.00
49 Mississippi State SEC 2.08 2.34 4.43 24.19 18.75
50 Duke ACC -5.14 9.09 3.96 14.45 9.48
51 Texas A&M SWC 2.08 1.80 3.89 22.55 16.09
52 Cornell Ivy 3.59 0.21 3.79 23.83 19.50
53 California Pac-8 6.02 -2.34 3.69 26.28 22.00
54 Air Force Ind 0.54 3.12 3.66 26.20 16.07
55 Kentucky SEC -1.16 4.19 3.03 19.13 16.25
56 Illinois Big Ten 4.19 -1.48 2.71 25.41 20.42
57 Maryland ACC 3.66 -1.20 2.45 23.48 21.21
58 Pennsylvania Ivy 6.86 -4.50 2.36 27.98 24.17
59 Minnesota Big Ten 3.12 -0.99 2.13 24.33 22.64
60 Kansas Big 8 2.42 -0.89 1.53 24.71 19.50
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Indiana Big Ten 3.46 -2.40 1.06 23.03 23.47
62 Rutgers Ind 1.91 -1.23 0.68 23.06 21.35
63 Pacific PCAA -0.46 0.94 0.47 17.78 20.33
64 East Carolina Southern 1.69 -1.47 0.23 21.00 22.12
65 Utah WAC 8.15 -8.44 -0.29 28.77 30.03
66 Bowling Green State MAC -3.75 3.12 -0.63 16.06 17.39
67 Army Ind 0.57 -1.34 -0.77 20.39 25.51
68 Harvard Ivy 1.26 -2.10 -0.84 20.46 21.45
69 Iowa Big Ten -4.79 3.60 -1.20 14.84 15.72
70 Wisconsin Big Ten -1.65 0.39 -1.26 18.03 20.14
71 Miami (OH) MAC -2.41 1.10 -1.31 16.75 20.24
72 Columbia Ivy -8.13 6.81 -1.33 14.06 12.66
73 Navy Ind 0.54 -2.17 -1.63 20.59 20.51
74 South Carolina Ind -2.24 0.36 -1.88 19.11 19.04
75 Oregon State Pac-8 -4.46 2.50 -1.96 15.75 19.84
76 Clemson ACC -4.34 2.08 -2.25 16.16 19.44
77 Fresno State PCAA -3.22 0.68 -2.55 15.63 20.36
78 Memphis MVC 1.95 -4.90 -2.95 23.24 25.31
79 Northwestern Big Ten -2.32 -1.18 -3.50 18.32 23.00
80 Kansas State Big 8 0.17 -3.85 -3.68 21.85 28.09
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Princeton Ivy -7.35 3.64 -3.71 11.41 15.67
82 Boston College Ind 1.14 -4.94 -3.80 22.72 24.90
83 William & Mary Southern -2.24 -1.65 -3.89 19.04 21.15
84 Syracuse Ind -8.26 4.25 -4.00 11.30 17.32
85 Vanderbilt SEC -2.62 -1.67 -4.28 17.52 19.55
86 Brigham Young WAC -3.62 -0.73 -4.35 15.35 21.50
87 Richmond Southern -7.33 2.69 -4.64 12.67 18.09
88 Southern Mississippi Ind -3.56 -1.29 -4.84 16.33 20.98
89 Arizona WAC -2.09 -3.45 -5.54 16.52 22.57
90 Virginia ACC -2.12 -3.65 -5.77 17.75 23.85
91 Holy Cross Ind -5.63 -0.38 -6.01 13.20 20.89
92 Western Michigan MAC -2.83 -3.27 -6.10 15.65 25.89
93 Northern Illinois Ind -6.49 0.31 -6.18 11.51 20.72
94 Kent State MAC -5.24 -1.21 -6.45 12.43 21.87
95 Drake MVC -3.73 -2.79 -6.52 16.88 22.86
96 Tulsa MVC -1.62 -4.93 -6.55 16.51 23.82
97 San Jose State PCAA -3.28 -3.97 -7.25 15.70 25.77
98 Pittsburgh Ind -0.41 -7.29 -7.70 20.50 26.31
99 Colgate Ind 0.47 -8.72 -8.25 19.59 31.44
100 Toledo MAC -4.23 -5.18 -9.42 14.16 26.46
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Temple Ind -4.09 -5.37 -9.46 13.41 25.42
102 Long Beach State PCAA -0.84 -9.54 -10.38 16.56 30.89
103 West Texas A&M MVC -5.05 -5.40 -10.46 14.90 27.77
104 Wyoming WAC -3.32 -7.46 -10.78 14.83 28.08
105 New Mexico WAC -7.88 -3.47 -11.35 14.59 28.53
106 Appalachian State Southern -5.02 -6.51 -11.53 14.80 28.41
107 Citadel Southern -8.43 -3.26 -11.69 11.04 23.52
108 Wake Forest ACC -9.42 -2.81 -12.23 10.17 28.01
109 Dayton Ind -8.21 -4.32 -12.53 10.88 24.34
110 Wichita State MVC -9.53 -3.48 -13.01 7.72 26.85
111 Brown Ivy -0.41 -12.89 -13.30 19.71 34.05
112 Texas-Arlington Ind -8.57 -4.81 -13.38 9.69 25.22
113 Idaho Ind -7.24 -6.98 -14.22 10.27 30.21
114 Villanova Ind -10.94 -3.65 -14.60 8.07 23.57
115 Southern Illinois Ind -16.74 -0.34 -17.07 2.15 22.31
116 Chattanooga Ind -13.68 -3.46 -17.14 5.40 24.53
117 Davidson Southern -4.78 -12.75 -17.53 13.15 38.36
118 Ohio MAC -5.31 -12.45 -17.76 13.04 35.07
119 Virginia Military Institute Southern -10.09 -8.84 -18.93 9.04 31.68
120 Texas-El Paso WAC -7.87 -12.41 -20.27 9.52 36.62
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
121 Cincinnati Ind -10.19 -10.37 -20.56 8.48 33.62
122 Colorado State WAC -10.66 -10.48 -21.14 9.31 36.56
123 New Mexico State MVC -5.55 -15.60 -21.16 12.39 42.06
124 North Texas MVC -9.82 -11.43 -21.24 8.49 35.38
125 Furman Southern -9.94 -11.31 -21.25 8.14 34.90
126 Marshall Ind -13.61 -8.17 -21.78 4.58 33.20
127 Xavier Ind -13.05 -9.92 -22.98 5.64 34.16