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1977 School Ratings

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National Champion: Notre Dame (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Earl Campbell (Texas)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Lou Holtz (Arkansas)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ 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.

145 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Notre Dame Ind 13.78 12.39 26.18 42.49 4.55
2 Alabama SEC 13.25 11.23 24.48 38.95 5.68
3 Texas SWC 10.88 12.42 23.30 39.59 6.03
4 Arkansas SWC 6.77 15.71 22.48 31.78 2.68
5 Pittsburgh Ind 8.84 13.47 22.30 39.81 4.58
6 Penn State Ind 14.65 7.46 22.11 38.33 10.12
7 Oklahoma Big 8 15.85 4.90 20.75 40.63 12.32
8 Ohio State Big Ten 7.53 12.41 19.94 33.80 5.69
9 Kentucky SEC 6.40 13.43 19.83 29.23 4.42
10 Michigan Big Ten 6.76 12.89 19.65 34.36 5.71
11 Nebraska Big 8 10.33 7.43 17.75 33.84 10.64
12 Washington Pac-8 10.09 6.96 17.05 34.13 10.23
13 Southern California Pac-8 8.51 8.45 16.95 34.91 8.93
14 Florida State Ind 9.03 7.20 16.23 30.57 11.34
15 North Carolina ACC 3.61 11.73 15.34 25.83 6.07
16 Clemson ACC 5.16 9.01 14.16 26.29 8.94
17 Brigham Young WAC 8.86 4.65 13.51 37.92 15.08
18 Texas A&M SWC 13.50 -0.34 13.16 33.94 19.18
19 Michigan State Big Ten 6.71 6.34 13.04 28.58 11.38
20 UCLA Pac-8 8.02 4.80 12.81 29.46 12.35
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Arizona State WAC 8.23 4.54 12.78 33.47 14.44
22 North Carolina State ACC 5.88 6.78 12.65 27.74 11.50
23 Colorado Big 8 3.79 8.64 12.43 28.03 11.36
24 San Diego State Ind 6.89 4.24 11.13 28.03 15.66
25 Louisiana State SEC 7.19 3.88 11.07 35.76 14.71
26 California Pac-8 7.43 3.61 11.04 31.67 14.10
27 Maryland ACC 4.44 6.38 10.82 25.87 12.52
28 North Texas Ind 7.21 3.12 10.33 28.40 16.37
29 Stanford Pac-8 7.44 2.60 10.04 27.66 16.74
30 Houston SWC 6.90 2.92 9.82 28.43 16.16
31 Texas Tech SWC 4.29 5.25 9.53 26.86 14.36
32 Missouri Big 8 2.03 6.98 9.02 23.77 8.98
33 Georgia Tech Ind 4.61 4.27 8.88 26.34 16.19
34 Iowa State Big 8 2.14 6.57 8.71 23.83 11.31
35 Washington State Pac-8 6.31 2.41 8.71 28.49 15.64
36 Syracuse Ind 4.71 3.88 8.60 25.17 15.12
37 Mississippi SEC 3.32 5.17 8.50 25.82 11.18
38 Duke ACC 7.28 0.90 8.18 27.64 16.69
39 Florida SEC 6.13 1.93 8.06 28.00 15.80
40 Baylor SWC 3.22 4.65 7.87 24.70 13.24
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Minnesota Big Ten -0.69 8.33 7.64 19.94 10.41
42 Mississippi State SEC 3.63 3.95 7.57 24.74 13.24
43 Fresno State PCAA 5.24 1.50 6.73 27.70 18.83
44 Grambling State SWAC 9.20 -2.47 6.73 37.45 22.35
45 Colorado State WAC 2.41 4.27 6.68 23.21 16.88
46 Navy Ind 4.83 1.70 6.52 25.88 16.27
47 Tennessee SEC 3.37 3.12 6.49 27.10 14.72
48 Auburn SEC 4.05 1.90 5.95 25.63 16.28
49 Memphis Ind 3.33 2.23 5.56 23.98 15.23
50 Georgia SEC -0.60 5.47 4.86 19.83 12.98
51 Indiana Big Ten 3.71 1.12 4.83 23.76 16.76
52 Purdue Big Ten 2.80 1.89 4.69 24.92 18.46
53 South Carolina Ind 0.88 3.68 4.56 21.84 14.73
54 East Carolina Ind 3.55 0.87 4.42 23.77 18.64
55 West Virginia Ind 5.10 -1.06 4.04 26.56 20.38
56 Army Ind 5.79 -1.83 3.95 27.83 21.01
57 Iowa Big Ten 1.74 1.89 3.63 22.52 16.70
58 Tennessee State Ind -1.50 5.08 3.58 19.60 13.93
59 Southern Methodist SWC 4.80 -1.28 3.52 24.64 21.75
60 Boston College Ind 3.87 -0.64 3.23 24.05 21.59
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Louisiana Tech Southland 0.62 2.55 3.17 22.42 18.29
62 Miami (FL) Ind -3.24 6.35 3.11 17.78 14.03
63 Ball State MAC 4.58 -1.69 2.90 28.48 22.37
64 Rutgers Ind 0.77 2.04 2.81 23.07 19.33
65 Arizona WAC 1.45 1.05 2.50 21.64 17.16
66 Miami (OH) MAC 1.43 1.03 2.46 19.42 19.31
67 Oklahoma State Big 8 2.65 -0.21 2.44 25.70 19.43
68 Colgate Ind 9.57 -7.45 2.13 28.56 27.96
69 Yale Ivy 0.68 1.43 2.11 21.23 18.93
70 Wisconsin Big Ten -4.99 6.49 1.49 15.67 15.85
71 Kansas Big 8 -2.42 3.61 1.20 18.59 17.53
72 Central Michigan MAC 0.10 1.02 1.12 22.04 19.97
73 Cincinnati Ind -5.48 6.41 0.93 19.25 12.68
74 William & Mary Ind 0.88 -0.59 0.29 20.24 18.91
75 Pacific PCAA -3.39 3.63 0.24 18.76 15.77
76 Southern Mississippi Ind 0.09 0.13 0.22 20.67 19.74
77 Virginia Tech Ind -1.48 1.66 0.18 19.49 17.05
78 Virginia Military Institute Southern -1.01 0.72 -0.28 17.93 18.96
79 Oregon State Pac-8 0.01 -0.69 -0.68 21.40 18.24
80 Louisville Ind -3.83 2.93 -0.89 20.28 18.68
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Hawaii Ind 1.83 -2.83 -1.00 21.72 22.89
82 Tulane Ind 0.54 -1.63 -1.10 21.10 21.33
83 New Mexico WAC 3.12 -4.30 -1.17 22.10 23.84
84 Jackson State SWAC -5.46 4.15 -1.31 15.39 15.53
85 Temple Ind -0.18 -1.22 -1.40 21.28 24.43
86 Louisiana-Lafayette Southland -2.03 0.47 -1.55 16.59 19.50
87 Brown Ivy -3.18 1.54 -1.64 15.80 18.33
88 Wyoming WAC -3.01 1.18 -1.83 15.48 21.12
89 Chattanooga Southern -1.16 -0.72 -1.88 17.32 21.61
90 San Jose State PCAA 1.32 -3.58 -2.26 21.69 24.40
91 Kansas State Big 8 -3.36 0.66 -2.70 18.22 18.67
92 Utah State Ind -3.71 0.63 -3.08 15.33 21.20
93 Illinois Big Ten -1.08 -2.06 -3.13 19.79 22.27
94 Vanderbilt SEC -1.82 -1.65 -3.47 19.48 19.59
95 West Texas A&M MVC -1.25 -2.40 -3.65 18.66 22.67
96 Long Beach State PCAA 1.48 -6.20 -4.72 20.48 24.56
97 Villanova Ind -0.68 -4.22 -4.89 18.27 22.71
98 Eastern Michigan MAC -1.96 -3.22 -5.18 15.60 23.72
99 Dartmouth Ivy -6.98 1.74 -5.24 12.20 17.93
100 Oregon Pac-8 -1.29 -4.13 -5.42 19.89 27.67
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Texas-Arlington Southland -4.99 -0.73 -5.72 14.97 20.67
102 Texas Southern SWAC -2.39 -3.58 -5.98 21.64 23.28
103 Western Michigan MAC -0.89 -5.12 -6.01 18.42 24.78
104 Utah WAC 0.91 -7.01 -6.10 20.71 29.61
105 Kent State MAC -4.30 -1.93 -6.22 14.37 24.69
106 Air Force Ind -5.81 -0.43 -6.24 14.87 21.21
107 Wichita State MVC -0.35 -5.96 -6.31 20.46 26.77
108 Texas Christian SWC 1.42 -8.37 -6.94 21.17 32.86
109 Princeton Ivy -7.77 0.81 -6.96 13.13 19.71
110 Virginia ACC -9.65 2.31 -7.33 11.57 20.91
111 Northwestern Big Ten -4.38 -2.99 -7.38 16.88 25.62
112 Bowling Green State MAC 0.43 -7.83 -7.40 19.66 28.06
113 Pennsylvania Ivy -5.08 -2.65 -7.73 15.04 23.14
114 Western Carolina Southern -1.87 -6.13 -8.01 18.24 27.18
115 Northwestern State Ind -5.92 -2.48 -8.40 14.21 24.33
116 Rice SWC -3.08 -5.57 -8.64 17.49 34.48
117 Furman Southern -4.54 -4.30 -8.84 14.55 24.56
118 Harvard Ivy -5.11 -4.02 -9.13 14.32 24.37
119 Citadel Southern -10.85 1.71 -9.14 8.44 18.55
120 New Mexico State MVC -1.22 -7.95 -9.18 16.98 28.66
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
121 Cal State Fullerton PCAA -0.30 -9.05 -9.36 21.29 30.67
122 Wake Forest ACC -5.85 -3.79 -9.64 15.40 22.93
123 McNeese State Southland -9.47 -0.35 -9.82 9.27 21.40
124 Richmond Ind -6.31 -3.69 -10.00 14.20 25.86
125 Arkansas State Southland -4.27 -6.71 -10.98 12.51 27.64
126 Mississippi Valley State SWAC -5.00 -6.39 -11.39 15.71 25.10
127 Illinois State Ind -5.28 -7.23 -12.51 13.49 27.34
128 Texas-El Paso WAC -5.11 -7.98 -13.08 14.56 37.62
129 Columbia Ivy -5.08 -9.25 -14.33 14.48 29.83
130 Southern SWAC -10.25 -5.14 -15.39 10.23 26.78
131 Cornell Ivy -11.81 -3.85 -15.66 8.08 25.26
132 Tulsa MVC -2.07 -13.80 -15.87 16.89 37.28
133 Northern Illinois MAC -10.19 -5.83 -16.02 8.70 27.43
134 Ohio MAC -0.88 -16.07 -16.95 18.21 36.91
135 Alcorn State SWAC -8.89 -8.21 -17.10 9.73 27.34
136 Appalachian State Southern -5.44 -11.68 -17.12 13.61 33.80
137 Lamar Southland -12.65 -4.47 -17.12 7.02 26.49
138 Holy Cross Ind -11.43 -6.56 -17.99 7.43 28.57
139 Indiana State Ind -8.53 -9.59 -18.12 9.87 29.25
140 Toledo MAC -14.06 -4.26 -18.31 4.80 28.23
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
141 Prairie View A&M SWAC -10.05 -9.30 -19.35 9.17 33.44
142 Drake MVC -8.13 -12.23 -20.36 10.71 34.24
143 Marshall Southern -3.43 -17.15 -20.57 15.27 40.82
144 Louisiana-Monroe Ind -11.61 -9.03 -20.63 6.95 32.75
145 Southern Illinois MVC -15.36 -5.31 -20.68 3.38 27.27