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1984 School Ratings

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National Champion: Brigham Young (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Doug Flutie (Boston College)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: LaVell Edwards (Brigham Young)

AP Preseason #1: Auburn ▪ AP Final #1: Brigham Young

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.

110 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Florida SEC 9.71 10.01 19.72 34.90 10.17
2 Nebraska Big 8 4.64 12.93 17.57 33.79 7.80
3 Washington Pac-10 6.71 9.18 15.89 31.60 12.18
4 Brigham Young WAC 7.75 6.93 14.68 34.19 13.43
5 Boston College Ind 17.83 -3.38 14.46 41.22 24.31
6 Oklahoma State Big 8 2.97 10.72 13.69 26.97 9.00
7 Florida State Ind 11.70 1.81 13.51 36.64 17.84
8 Oklahoma Big 8 4.05 9.22 13.27 27.52 10.73
9 Maryland ACC 13.30 -0.22 13.09 35.59 20.15
10 Auburn SEC 7.56 4.52 12.08 32.04 14.95
11 Louisiana State SEC 8.52 3.56 12.08 31.51 15.93
12 Ohio State Big Ten 7.73 4.28 12.00 35.37 15.23
13 Tennessee SEC 9.09 2.56 11.65 31.76 16.85
14 Virginia ACC 4.92 6.18 11.09 29.18 16.94
15 South Carolina Ind 10.22 0.75 10.97 32.23 19.23
16 Miami (FL) Ind 8.74 2.13 10.87 31.57 17.86
17 Arkansas SWC 1.54 9.28 10.82 24.31 10.28
18 Southern Methodist SWC 4.35 6.37 10.72 27.20 14.68
19 Clemson ACC 7.39 2.97 10.35 33.52 16.84
20 Georgia SEC 3.66 6.60 10.26 27.04 13.14
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 West Virginia Ind 1.70 8.54 10.24 23.98 11.38
22 Iowa Big Ten 4.99 5.19 10.18 30.73 14.26
23 Illinois Big Ten 5.67 3.79 9.46 31.45 15.89
24 Southern California Pac-10 -1.30 10.69 9.39 20.35 9.46
25 Georgia Tech ACC 4.78 4.40 9.18 29.43 15.47
26 Notre Dame Ind 4.51 4.39 8.90 28.59 15.09
27 Kentucky SEC 3.51 5.08 8.59 27.23 16.40
28 Air Force WAC 3.04 5.53 8.58 30.06 14.56
29 Syracuse Ind -3.95 12.25 8.30 18.24 7.68
30 Rutgers Ind 0.88 7.08 7.96 21.81 13.63
31 Arizona State Pac-10 2.78 5.01 7.80 29.58 17.05
32 Army Ind 4.75 2.83 7.57 26.90 18.06
33 Texas SWC 3.73 3.58 7.32 26.06 17.93
34 Alabama SEC 0.94 6.11 7.04 22.69 13.30
35 Virginia Tech Ind -1.11 7.90 6.79 21.71 12.15
36 Arizona Pac-10 3.14 3.42 6.56 25.76 16.51
37 UCLA Pac-10 3.93 2.39 6.32 24.36 18.51
38 Texas Christian SWC 8.18 -2.06 6.12 32.03 23.14
39 Michigan Big Ten -1.74 7.51 5.77 21.53 11.55
40 Penn State Ind 1.01 4.68 5.69 23.71 16.74
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Purdue Big Ten 4.71 0.63 5.34 27.67 19.65
42 Wisconsin Big Ten 0.84 4.30 5.14 22.20 14.36
43 Vanderbilt SEC 5.71 -1.02 4.68 29.18 21.65
44 Washington State Pac-10 10.03 -5.42 4.61 31.65 27.39
45 Utah WAC 4.00 0.50 4.50 26.44 19.01
46 Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 6.09 -1.75 4.35 26.43 23.74
47 Cal State Fullerton PCAA 2.81 0.75 3.56 21.95 21.38
48 Hawaii WAC -2.97 6.53 3.56 18.23 14.10
49 Houston SWC 1.57 1.91 3.48 23.13 18.81
50 Temple Ind -1.53 4.52 2.99 19.91 15.67
51 Baylor SWC 2.65 0.30 2.95 25.42 20.47
52 Stanford Pac-10 4.84 -2.13 2.72 25.95 22.37
53 Texas A&M SWC 1.27 1.19 2.46 22.04 19.46
54 Michigan State Big Ten -3.54 5.93 2.39 18.25 13.37
55 Bowling Green State MAC 5.49 -3.21 2.28 27.01 25.90
56 Missouri Big 8 6.81 -4.62 2.19 32.40 25.05
57 Mississippi SEC -1.34 3.42 2.08 21.14 15.80
58 North Carolina ACC 1.61 0.08 1.70 22.86 20.39
59 Oregon Pac-10 1.39 0.26 1.66 22.64 21.79
60 Navy Ind 2.07 -0.49 1.58 25.08 20.82
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Mississippi State SEC -0.74 1.67 0.93 21.46 17.25
62 Memphis Ind -5.12 5.78 0.67 18.50 15.39
63 Central Michigan MAC -0.87 1.39 0.52 20.75 20.95
64 San Diego State WAC -1.60 1.59 0.00 22.00 18.41
65 Pittsburgh Ind -1.42 1.18 -0.25 21.39 19.22
66 San Jose State PCAA -2.21 1.29 -0.92 20.04 22.56
67 Texas Tech SWC -4.43 3.50 -0.93 18.07 17.36
68 Kansas Big 8 -0.04 -1.20 -1.25 21.10 24.15
69 Indiana State MVC -3.22 1.52 -1.70 19.41 19.98
70 Tulane Ind -1.83 0.02 -1.82 21.08 21.34
71 Tulsa MVC 0.50 -2.42 -1.92 23.83 22.47
72 Wake Forest ACC -2.71 0.43 -2.28 18.19 19.53
73 Wyoming WAC 5.31 -7.65 -2.35 27.56 27.98
74 Fresno State PCAA -0.45 -3.20 -3.65 19.68 24.39
75 North Carolina State ACC 1.18 -5.06 -3.88 23.90 26.56
76 Toledo MAC -7.79 3.33 -4.46 11.87 19.85
77 Minnesota Big Ten -1.18 -3.64 -4.83 21.21 24.96
78 Kansas State Big 8 -4.44 -0.57 -5.00 18.13 25.89
79 Long Beach State PCAA -0.29 -5.97 -6.26 19.74 28.65
80 Oregon State Pac-10 -6.85 0.27 -6.58 15.06 21.21
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Colorado State WAC -0.15 -6.51 -6.65 22.12 30.34
82 California Pac-10 -5.82 -1.11 -6.92 15.69 22.11
83 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind -5.05 -1.93 -6.98 14.77 22.26
84 Iowa State Big 8 -6.90 -0.72 -7.62 14.59 23.05
85 Southern Mississippi Ind -5.73 -2.06 -7.79 16.69 23.37
86 Miami (OH) MAC -6.81 -1.09 -7.90 13.23 24.64
87 Northwestern Big Ten -4.24 -4.12 -8.35 18.25 28.19
88 Duke ACC -8.16 -0.20 -8.36 14.05 22.43
89 New Mexico WAC -3.56 -4.84 -8.41 19.87 30.38
90 Indiana Big Ten -1.98 -6.54 -8.52 20.80 28.20
91 Western Michigan MAC -3.25 -5.49 -8.74 17.46 27.59
92 Colorado Big 8 -1.80 -7.20 -8.99 19.79 30.52
93 East Carolina Ind -3.78 -6.69 -10.47 18.16 27.97
94 Illinois State MVC -9.84 -0.73 -10.57 13.86 22.74
95 Rice SWC -0.64 -10.42 -11.06 21.52 32.31
96 Northern Illinois MAC -9.05 -2.49 -11.54 10.73 24.77
97 Pacific PCAA -6.13 -5.47 -11.60 13.87 28.49
98 Utah State PCAA -3.40 -8.54 -11.93 18.67 33.60
99 Louisville Ind -0.38 -11.69 -12.07 20.48 33.60
100 Kent State MAC -11.21 -1.10 -12.31 8.74 24.31
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Cincinnati Ind -1.67 -10.88 -12.55 19.65 37.97
102 Ohio MAC -10.16 -4.11 -14.27 10.05 29.88
103 Texas-El Paso WAC -5.89 -9.15 -15.04 15.04 33.21
104 Eastern Michigan MAC -10.24 -5.01 -15.25 9.11 27.39
105 Ball State MAC -10.83 -6.12 -16.96 8.61 30.24
106 Southern Illinois MVC -8.90 -10.03 -18.93 11.90 31.90
107 Drake MVC -8.82 -10.13 -18.94 10.39 31.80
108 Wichita State MVC -10.07 -9.64 -19.70 10.61 34.06
109 New Mexico State PCAA -9.69 -10.46 -20.15 10.59 35.62
110 West Texas A&M MVC -13.05 -7.97 -21.02 6.63 29.96