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1974 School Ratings

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National Champions: Southern California (FWAA, NFF, UPI), Oklahoma (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Archie Griffin (Ohio State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Grant Teaff (Baylor)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

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.

129 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Oklahoma Big 8 14.04 13.75 27.80 49.18 3.00
2 Alabama SEC 9.89 12.66 22.55 33.49 4.11
3 Ohio State Big Ten 11.13 10.88 22.02 39.76 5.98
4 Southern California Pac-8 10.28 10.62 20.90 34.58 6.24
5 Michigan Big Ten 4.79 16.07 20.86 32.81 1.45
6 Auburn SEC 6.48 13.01 19.49 29.45 4.55
7 Nebraska Big 8 6.14 11.36 17.50 35.26 4.78
8 Maryland ACC 3.89 13.18 17.07 30.42 5.38
9 Texas SWC 11.52 5.36 16.88 37.09 9.74
10 Notre Dame Ind 5.88 9.88 15.77 31.01 9.10
11 Florida SEC 8.70 6.81 15.51 29.37 8.88
12 Penn State Ind 7.36 7.69 15.05 29.70 10.23
13 Texas A&M SWC 3.98 10.60 14.58 25.50 6.46
14 Wisconsin Big Ten 11.89 2.36 14.24 35.79 15.40
15 Mississippi State SEC 9.96 3.90 13.86 32.01 15.25
16 Michigan State Big Ten 7.65 6.15 13.80 29.59 11.93
17 Miami (OH) MAC 2.65 11.04 13.69 25.11 8.45
18 Tennessee SEC 5.29 8.14 13.43 25.20 9.00
19 Arkansas SWC 4.29 8.55 12.84 31.95 8.95
20 Oklahoma State Big 8 5.04 7.18 12.22 28.69 8.24
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Baylor SWC 8.16 4.04 12.19 28.99 11.46
22 North Carolina State ACC 10.97 1.18 12.15 29.38 17.46
23 Kentucky SEC 6.95 5.01 11.97 28.83 12.05
24 Vanderbilt SEC 7.34 4.03 11.38 30.45 14.79
25 Missouri Big 8 3.71 6.83 10.54 26.20 11.18
26 North Carolina ACC 12.32 -1.96 10.36 32.59 19.93
27 Pittsburgh Ind 5.92 4.43 10.35 25.64 11.90
28 Louisiana State SEC 3.11 7.18 10.29 24.30 10.92
29 Georgia Tech Ind 6.16 3.91 10.07 25.86 14.35
30 Texas Tech SWC 1.12 8.91 10.03 22.07 7.96
31 Georgia SEC 9.98 0.00 9.98 32.96 17.47
32 California Pac-8 8.03 1.46 9.49 27.71 16.10
33 Boston College Ind 5.13 4.15 9.28 33.77 14.79
34 Clemson ACC 7.40 1.82 9.21 26.51 17.73
35 Houston Ind 3.61 4.95 8.56 24.93 13.84
36 UCLA Pac-8 2.32 5.71 8.04 23.82 12.61
37 Yale Ivy 0.03 7.96 8.00 18.95 13.36
38 Illinois Big Ten 2.73 4.74 7.47 22.39 14.15
39 Tulsa MVC 4.99 2.06 7.06 25.06 20.55
40 Temple Ind 6.64 0.06 6.69 30.54 18.77
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Colorado Big 8 9.27 -2.63 6.64 29.74 19.17
42 Duke ACC 1.15 5.49 6.64 20.26 14.48
43 San Diego State PCAA 4.42 2.00 6.42 23.42 18.05
44 Iowa State Big 8 1.84 4.50 6.34 23.16 9.93
45 Stanford Pac-8 3.49 2.29 5.77 22.55 15.51
46 Purdue Big Ten 5.72 -0.16 5.57 24.93 18.98
47 Southern Methodist SWC 6.04 -0.63 5.41 25.45 16.78
48 Miami (FL) Ind 0.21 4.99 5.20 20.20 12.75
49 Memphis Ind 0.74 3.99 4.72 20.76 14.45
50 Arizona WAC 2.06 2.38 4.44 22.85 16.40
51 Brigham Young WAC 3.88 0.40 4.28 24.89 17.88
52 Arizona State WAC -0.46 4.65 4.19 20.50 13.55
53 Harvard Ivy 4.59 -0.63 3.96 23.36 21.07
54 Kansas Big 8 0.05 3.75 3.79 22.41 15.00
55 Kansas State Big 8 1.65 1.84 3.49 22.72 18.73
56 Washington Pac-8 5.85 -2.78 3.07 30.22 21.47
57 Cincinnati Ind 1.32 1.32 2.64 20.57 16.53
58 West Virginia Ind 1.34 0.76 2.10 21.66 16.41
59 San Jose State PCAA 2.11 -0.64 1.47 22.34 20.28
60 Virginia ACC 2.33 -1.20 1.13 20.72 19.08
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Oregon State Pac-8 2.90 -2.02 0.89 23.55 20.08
62 Utah State Ind -3.79 4.53 0.74 14.43 17.94
63 Virginia Tech Ind 3.94 -3.34 0.61 25.94 22.90
64 Mississippi SEC -2.71 3.30 0.59 17.61 16.57
65 Iowa Big Ten 0.89 -0.52 0.37 20.55 19.98
66 Tampa Ind 1.48 -1.45 0.04 20.87 20.42
67 Rice SWC -3.11 2.93 -0.18 18.00 14.29
68 Navy Ind -3.75 3.28 -0.47 16.09 16.79
69 Kent State MAC -0.11 -0.43 -0.54 19.00 19.45
70 East Carolina Southern -0.33 -0.81 -1.14 16.96 21.08
71 Ohio MAC -1.20 0.00 -1.20 20.17 20.89
72 Bowling Green State MAC 1.07 -2.33 -1.26 19.34 22.46
73 South Carolina Ind 3.26 -4.73 -1.47 21.80 24.96
74 West Texas A&M MVC -3.21 1.62 -1.59 15.43 19.52
75 Colorado State WAC 4.87 -6.53 -1.66 27.15 24.63
76 Tulane Ind -2.19 0.02 -2.17 17.17 17.67
77 Rutgers Ind -3.80 1.61 -2.20 15.32 18.42
78 Virginia Military Institute Southern -4.74 2.27 -2.48 14.29 18.44
79 Southern Mississippi Ind -4.03 1.40 -2.63 14.43 21.51
80 Indiana Big Ten -0.74 -1.94 -2.68 19.94 19.87
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Washington State Pac-8 -2.22 -0.89 -3.12 17.76 19.99
82 Syracuse Ind -4.08 0.89 -3.19 16.72 18.37
83 Minnesota Big Ten -0.74 -2.54 -3.27 17.77 25.31
84 Lamar Ind -6.84 3.37 -3.47 9.13 17.90
85 Florida State Ind -2.77 -0.93 -3.70 18.69 20.07
86 Princeton Ivy -1.17 -2.60 -3.77 16.64 23.08
87 Pennsylvania Ivy -0.56 -3.27 -3.83 16.69 26.23
88 Arkansas State Ind -5.03 -0.49 -5.52 12.71 21.38
89 Northwestern Big Ten -2.13 -3.50 -5.62 17.10 28.68
90 Brown Ivy -5.31 -1.16 -6.47 11.81 22.70
91 Pacific PCAA -1.82 -4.69 -6.50 17.69 26.27
92 New Mexico WAC -2.49 -4.09 -6.58 17.45 23.90
93 Army Ind -2.06 -4.90 -6.96 16.76 25.59
94 Holy Cross Ind -6.32 -0.68 -7.00 11.88 23.31
95 Air Force Ind -4.45 -2.57 -7.01 15.68 20.31
96 Dartmouth Ivy -9.36 2.29 -7.07 7.07 18.07
97 Louisville MVC -6.55 -0.55 -7.10 11.24 23.67
98 William & Mary Southern -2.21 -4.90 -7.11 17.47 25.77
99 Fresno State PCAA -3.76 -3.60 -7.37 14.70 22.66
100 Cornell Ivy -1.91 -5.60 -7.50 15.35 26.96
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Long Beach State PCAA -1.02 -6.68 -7.69 16.09 27.93
102 Appalachian State Southern -5.50 -2.28 -7.78 11.03 22.63
103 Hawaii Ind -5.84 -2.34 -8.18 12.03 22.85
104 New Mexico State MVC -3.43 -4.88 -8.30 14.68 23.87
105 Wake Forest ACC -9.57 0.99 -8.58 10.41 25.89
106 Toledo MAC 0.57 -9.22 -8.65 19.04 30.50
107 Oregon Pac-8 -7.26 -2.35 -9.61 12.63 26.44
108 Texas-El Paso WAC -0.08 -9.72 -9.80 18.92 29.26
109 Texas Christian SWC -8.04 -2.10 -10.14 13.04 27.29
110 Citadel Southern -3.18 -7.36 -10.54 15.71 28.96
111 Chattanooga Ind -6.53 -4.27 -10.80 12.60 26.31
112 Richmond Southern -0.98 -9.97 -10.95 15.15 32.56
113 Wyoming WAC -6.89 -4.89 -11.78 12.63 25.04
114 Furman Southern -10.85 -1.31 -12.16 5.27 21.53
115 North Texas MVC -8.08 -4.11 -12.19 9.63 25.95
116 Villanova Ind -12.89 -0.58 -13.47 5.14 25.89
117 Colgate Ind 1.17 -15.48 -14.31 18.07 37.75
118 Western Michigan MAC -6.51 -8.94 -15.45 11.07 29.94
119 Drake MVC -2.34 -13.40 -15.74 13.69 35.74
120 Wichita State MVC -11.25 -4.58 -15.83 7.65 29.72
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
121 Idaho Ind -4.59 -11.48 -16.07 12.60 33.06
122 Utah WAC -8.28 -9.30 -17.58 10.98 31.30
123 Northern Illinois Ind -8.31 -10.25 -18.56 7.73 31.12
124 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind -7.64 -11.40 -19.04 9.07 32.51
125 Dayton Ind -7.22 -13.69 -20.91 8.99 35.45
126 Marshall Ind -13.09 -7.84 -20.93 5.11 29.63
127 Southern Illinois Ind -11.01 -9.96 -20.97 6.52 33.29
128 Columbia Ivy -11.47 -10.06 -21.53 5.75 33.79
129 Texas-Arlington Ind -13.07 -12.66 -25.72 4.02 37.02