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1983 School Ratings

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National Champion: Miami (FL) (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Mike Rozier (Nebraska)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Howard Schnellenberger (Miami (FL))

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Miami (FL)

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.

112 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Auburn SEC 11.87 11.56 23.43 33.91 8.37
2 Nebraska Big 8 16.06 6.55 22.61 51.99 13.63
3 Florida SEC 8.06 12.42 20.48 32.15 7.50
4 Miami (FL) Ind 4.73 15.46 20.18 28.02 3.73
5 Georgia SEC 7.26 11.93 19.19 29.09 8.56
6 Alabama SEC 11.71 5.45 17.16 36.45 14.62
7 Michigan Big Ten 6.40 9.93 16.32 30.27 10.48
8 Brigham Young WAC 14.49 0.94 15.42 41.76 19.84
9 Clemson ACC 9.25 5.83 15.08 32.87 14.78
10 Ohio State Big Ten 9.89 4.62 14.51 35.18 15.94
11 Florida State Ind 15.23 -1.19 14.04 38.97 21.17
12 Texas SWC 3.13 10.89 14.02 26.46 9.54
13 Iowa Big Ten 4.74 9.24 13.98 31.05 12.68
14 Illinois Big Ten 7.35 6.34 13.69 29.23 15.50
15 Maryland ACC 8.98 3.67 12.65 31.65 16.43
16 Pittsburgh Ind 2.80 9.84 12.64 27.12 9.53
17 Tennessee SEC 2.64 9.62 12.26 27.36 10.80
18 West Virginia Ind 5.92 6.32 12.24 31.69 14.20
19 Notre Dame Ind 4.28 7.25 11.53 29.27 12.60
20 Virginia Tech Ind -1.88 13.27 11.39 25.09 7.74
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 North Carolina ACC 4.84 6.19 11.03 28.57 13.95
22 Boston College Ind 6.09 4.76 10.85 30.66 15.34
23 UCLA Pac-10 7.71 3.12 10.83 31.06 15.64
24 Missouri Big 8 1.96 8.64 10.59 26.61 9.76
25 Southern Mississippi Ind 0.04 10.42 10.46 22.80 10.17
26 Oklahoma Big 8 4.88 5.44 10.32 28.26 13.66
27 Wisconsin Big Ten 9.07 1.12 10.18 33.06 20.23
28 East Carolina Ind 5.18 4.83 10.00 27.73 15.03
29 Penn State Ind 8.68 1.13 9.81 30.36 18.67
30 Oklahoma State Big 8 0.89 8.52 9.40 23.04 9.33
31 Washington Pac-10 3.03 6.30 9.32 25.38 13.47
32 Memphis Ind 4.97 3.82 8.78 28.65 17.00
33 Arizona Pac-10 5.85 2.76 8.62 32.44 17.44
34 Air Force WAC 6.45 1.98 8.43 28.75 18.73
35 Arizona State Pac-10 4.75 2.99 7.74 29.02 15.91
36 Southern Methodist SWC 0.13 7.52 7.65 21.87 12.82
37 Kentucky SEC 2.02 4.77 6.79 24.43 16.24
38 Louisiana State SEC 5.07 0.71 5.78 27.81 18.93
39 Washington State Pac-10 2.01 3.55 5.56 24.68 17.58
40 South Carolina Ind 2.15 3.21 5.37 24.83 16.98
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Northern Illinois MAC 2.96 1.74 4.70 23.37 20.89
42 Baylor SWC 6.77 -2.57 4.21 30.27 22.89
43 Syracuse Ind -3.94 7.75 3.81 18.49 14.27
44 Central Michigan MAC -0.77 4.22 3.44 20.20 17.76
45 Mississippi State SEC 3.12 -0.11 3.01 26.25 19.99
46 Mississippi SEC -0.80 3.05 2.25 20.57 18.34
47 Southern California Pac-10 0.31 1.74 2.05 23.13 17.94
48 Vanderbilt SEC 1.47 0.40 1.87 23.57 19.53
49 Toledo MAC -0.84 2.47 1.64 20.92 20.78
50 Southern Illinois MVC -0.01 1.64 1.63 25.09 20.21
51 California Pac-10 1.45 -0.12 1.33 23.36 19.79
52 Cincinnati Ind -0.65 1.94 1.29 21.99 19.80
53 Tulane Ind -0.41 1.48 1.07 21.53 18.03
54 Wyoming WAC 3.20 -2.22 0.98 25.43 25.81
55 Arkansas SWC -2.47 3.43 0.96 19.70 17.05
56 Texas A&M SWC -2.28 3.11 0.83 21.26 17.47
57 Michigan State Big Ten -5.05 5.69 0.64 13.99 17.25
58 Virginia ACC 1.96 -1.64 0.32 23.99 23.51
59 Kansas Big 8 3.20 -3.36 -0.16 28.10 25.62
60 Georgia Tech ACC 2.38 -2.64 -0.26 24.46 23.33
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Bowling Green State MAC 2.80 -3.29 -0.49 22.81 25.66
62 Purdue Big Ten 5.47 -6.00 -0.53 25.45 30.14
63 Temple Ind -1.93 1.39 -0.55 19.49 19.46
64 Duke ACC 4.99 -5.59 -0.60 26.80 28.06
65 Tulsa MVC 0.13 -0.79 -0.66 22.98 21.94
66 Utah WAC 1.91 -2.77 -0.86 26.06 25.98
67 North Carolina State ACC -2.00 0.95 -1.05 22.22 19.65
68 Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA -1.06 -0.17 -1.23 20.37 21.21
69 Colorado Big 8 2.78 -4.56 -1.79 25.38 27.82
70 Wake Forest ACC 2.58 -4.78 -2.20 24.00 24.32
71 Hawaii WAC -0.94 -1.47 -2.41 20.91 22.70
72 Long Beach State PCAA -3.47 0.88 -2.59 17.82 20.34
73 New Mexico WAC -4.43 1.61 -2.82 17.68 20.50
74 Indiana State MVC -3.69 0.13 -3.56 16.80 20.81
75 Utah State PCAA -4.29 0.69 -3.60 16.97 19.02
76 Iowa State Big 8 3.24 -7.72 -4.49 24.85 31.10
77 San Jose State PCAA 0.86 -5.36 -4.50 23.14 26.39
78 Fresno State PCAA -2.15 -3.09 -5.25 18.20 24.52
79 Oregon Pac-10 -7.98 2.72 -5.26 13.96 17.79
80 Navy Ind -2.30 -3.35 -5.64 20.81 24.63
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Rutgers Ind -2.59 -3.33 -5.92 18.65 23.59
82 Illinois State MVC 0.53 -6.59 -6.06 22.61 28.01
83 Indiana Big Ten -1.03 -5.05 -6.08 18.30 29.50
84 Miami (OH) MAC -7.17 0.78 -6.39 13.38 20.30
85 Louisville Ind -2.33 -4.14 -6.47 20.05 30.35
86 Cal State Fullerton PCAA -5.84 -1.05 -6.89 14.03 23.28
87 Texas Tech SWC -5.44 -1.92 -7.36 16.24 23.35
88 Houston SWC 1.42 -8.82 -7.40 23.64 28.99
89 Kansas State Big 8 -1.88 -5.61 -7.48 19.27 26.64
90 Texas Christian SWC -5.96 -2.02 -7.97 16.66 23.43
91 Western Michigan MAC -6.14 -2.16 -8.29 12.59 23.78
92 Stanford Pac-10 -4.87 -3.50 -8.36 18.05 23.56
93 William & Mary Ind 1.21 -9.59 -8.37 21.57 33.35
94 Colorado State WAC -4.09 -4.41 -8.51 15.79 26.29
95 Ball State MAC -0.71 -8.90 -9.61 18.89 32.98
96 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind -4.34 -5.50 -9.85 16.96 25.89
97 Northwestern Big Ten -8.78 -1.88 -10.66 11.03 32.96
98 San Diego State WAC -3.98 -6.76 -10.74 17.72 28.45
99 Ohio MAC -7.14 -4.08 -11.22 12.71 28.68
100 Minnesota Big Ten -2.16 -9.99 -12.14 17.70 42.88
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Oregon State Pac-10 -6.24 -5.90 -12.14 17.47 29.55
102 Kent State MAC -8.23 -5.83 -14.06 12.30 28.86
103 Pacific PCAA -4.70 -9.87 -14.57 16.62 32.77
104 Wichita State MVC -3.71 -10.94 -14.65 18.32 35.33
105 Richmond Ind -8.23 -6.64 -14.87 12.89 30.32
106 Texas-El Paso WAC -6.46 -8.49 -14.95 14.44 29.94
107 Army Ind -8.77 -6.81 -15.58 12.01 28.74
108 New Mexico State MVC -8.47 -7.69 -16.16 12.49 32.34
109 Rice SWC -11.52 -5.69 -17.21 9.49 30.64
110 Eastern Michigan MAC -12.01 -7.74 -19.74 8.10 30.35
111 West Texas A&M MVC -12.49 -12.50 -24.99 7.71 33.73
112 Drake MVC -14.20 -12.28 -26.48 6.41 36.68