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1985 School Ratings

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Bo Jackson (Auburn)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Fisher DeBerry (Air Force)

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.

110 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Michigan Big Ten 5.44 18.37 23.81 32.99 0.21
2 Oklahoma Big 8 6.51 14.44 20.95 34.79 6.02
3 Tennessee SEC 6.99 12.55 19.54 32.54 7.86
4 Alabama SEC 10.69 7.26 17.95 33.23 12.26
5 Miami (FL) Ind 8.45 8.79 17.24 36.37 11.73
6 UCLA Pac-10 11.92 5.30 17.22 35.37 13.55
7 Florida SEC 7.37 9.80 17.16 30.98 10.09
8 Iowa Big Ten 8.53 7.95 16.48 39.61 13.08
9 Air Force WAC 6.27 10.09 16.36 34.71 10.57
10 Penn State Ind 6.17 10.04 16.20 28.40 10.30
11 Maryland ACC 9.23 6.40 15.63 32.91 13.17
12 Texas A&M SWC 8.19 7.27 15.46 31.75 14.27
13 Nebraska Big 8 5.81 9.42 15.23 37.12 10.55
14 Ohio State Big Ten 8.55 6.58 15.13 31.86 12.11
15 Auburn SEC 8.17 6.86 15.03 34.00 12.92
16 Georgia SEC 4.87 8.71 13.58 29.81 11.48
17 Brigham Young WAC 3.59 9.71 13.29 31.15 10.60
18 Arkansas SWC 3.27 9.85 13.12 25.75 11.37
19 Baylor SWC 3.60 9.52 13.12 26.50 11.33
20 Notre Dame Ind 5.24 6.42 11.65 29.25 15.02
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Georgia Tech ACC 0.50 10.91 11.42 24.16 9.30
22 Florida State Ind 8.79 2.35 11.15 36.09 17.93
23 Arizona State Pac-10 2.22 8.60 10.82 26.30 11.38
24 Louisiana State SEC -1.71 12.03 10.33 21.27 9.30
25 Michigan State Big Ten 3.11 5.70 8.82 26.28 13.91
26 Arizona Pac-10 -0.88 9.62 8.74 22.22 10.63
27 Southern Methodist SWC 5.07 3.15 8.23 27.51 17.53
28 Minnesota Big Ten 3.47 4.53 8.00 28.22 16.27
29 Illinois Big Ten 7.95 -0.45 7.50 30.12 21.54
30 Army Ind 6.20 1.27 7.48 32.76 20.83
31 Texas SWC 3.30 3.81 7.11 24.20 18.07
32 Colorado Big 8 -0.97 8.06 7.10 22.20 12.32
33 Southern California Pac-10 -3.93 10.55 6.62 21.72 10.68
34 Oklahoma State Big 8 0.71 5.84 6.54 21.99 14.29
35 Purdue Big Ten 8.36 -2.29 6.07 30.88 23.33
36 Fresno State PCAA 6.87 -0.91 5.96 32.99 23.96
37 Syracuse Ind -0.34 5.72 5.38 24.71 15.25
38 Virginia ACC 4.75 0.48 5.24 26.94 19.27
39 Clemson ACC 1.27 3.90 5.17 23.84 15.72
40 West Virginia Ind -4.18 9.06 4.88 19.19 12.65
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Washington Pac-10 0.20 4.55 4.75 22.85 15.69
42 Pittsburgh Ind -2.16 6.54 4.38 21.39 14.38
43 Southern Mississippi Ind -2.02 5.57 3.56 20.21 15.84
44 Washington State Pac-10 7.02 -3.52 3.50 31.74 23.05
45 Utah WAC 10.76 -7.48 3.28 32.80 27.32
46 Kansas Big 8 3.03 0.12 3.14 25.60 23.37
47 Kentucky SEC -1.06 4.10 3.04 20.45 18.00
48 Virginia Tech Ind 3.66 -0.62 3.04 25.45 21.56
49 Oregon Pac-10 5.16 -3.01 2.15 27.17 25.61
50 Bowling Green State MAC 3.50 -1.44 2.05 24.55 25.63
51 North Carolina ACC 0.07 1.97 2.03 24.04 18.39
52 Mississippi State SEC 6.53 -4.73 1.80 27.84 25.15
53 Wisconsin Big Ten 2.27 -0.62 1.65 23.82 21.44
54 San Diego State WAC 3.27 -2.17 1.10 26.96 22.73
55 Mississippi SEC 1.44 -0.79 0.65 23.29 23.14
56 Navy Ind 1.76 -1.16 0.60 24.88 18.93
57 Temple Ind 2.52 -2.33 0.19 24.19 21.53
58 South Carolina Ind 2.26 -2.26 0.00 27.65 25.54
59 Boston College Ind 1.15 -1.61 -0.45 23.77 22.64
60 Hawaii WAC -2.23 1.22 -1.01 19.54 18.27
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Texas Tech SWC -1.72 0.37 -1.35 20.80 20.26
62 Tulsa MVC 2.56 -3.92 -1.36 24.12 30.39
63 Cincinnati Ind -2.83 1.17 -1.66 18.31 22.40
64 Colorado State WAC 1.44 -3.44 -2.00 23.41 24.20
65 Memphis Ind -5.19 2.78 -2.40 17.17 19.26
66 Indiana Big Ten 2.29 -4.72 -2.43 24.71 27.21
67 California Pac-10 0.33 -2.82 -2.48 22.37 22.29
68 Wake Forest ACC -0.92 -2.05 -2.97 21.56 22.38
69 Stanford Pac-10 2.37 -5.52 -3.15 25.02 27.07
70 Miami (OH) MAC -0.50 -3.27 -3.77 19.89 26.95
71 Houston SWC 3.26 -7.28 -4.03 22.76 29.43
72 Rutgers Ind -3.65 -0.60 -4.24 18.24 22.14
73 Duke ACC -2.76 -1.69 -4.44 19.35 22.57
74 Iowa State Big 8 -4.16 -1.21 -5.37 16.21 28.11
75 Rice SWC 4.22 -10.81 -6.59 24.49 33.63
76 Vanderbilt SEC -3.49 -3.15 -6.63 17.84 26.74
77 Illinois State MVC -8.72 1.87 -6.85 11.19 20.86
78 Central Michigan MAC -7.26 0.23 -7.03 12.57 21.92
79 East Carolina Ind -5.10 -2.11 -7.21 16.41 23.76
80 North Carolina State ACC -1.68 -5.86 -7.54 19.77 26.99
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Long Beach State PCAA 1.39 -9.15 -7.76 20.71 29.95
82 Missouri Big 8 0.25 -8.51 -8.26 21.32 30.19
83 Wyoming WAC -3.11 -5.47 -8.58 19.18 31.01
84 Northwestern Big Ten -5.19 -3.57 -8.76 16.80 26.20
85 West Texas A&M MVC -0.04 -8.78 -8.82 18.47 32.17
86 New Mexico WAC 4.20 -13.32 -9.12 26.31 35.20
87 Southern Illinois MVC -1.26 -7.90 -9.16 23.99 30.05
88 Pacific PCAA -1.30 -8.00 -9.29 20.06 30.42
89 Western Michigan MAC -10.04 0.64 -9.40 12.22 24.64
90 Drake MVC -7.40 -2.08 -9.48 12.15 26.68
91 Oregon State Pac-10 -5.45 -4.11 -9.56 15.88 30.54
92 Texas Christian SWC -6.93 -3.58 -10.51 13.78 34.96
93 Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA -10.53 -0.44 -10.97 9.75 23.85
94 Tulane Ind -4.74 -6.91 -11.65 16.10 30.66
95 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind -6.30 -6.41 -12.71 13.70 31.88
96 Indiana State MVC -2.31 -10.58 -12.89 17.21 32.76
97 Cal State Fullerton PCAA -5.17 -8.36 -13.53 13.53 30.98
98 Northern Illinois MAC -8.37 -5.50 -13.88 12.39 28.32
99 Utah State PCAA -8.02 -6.24 -14.26 12.29 30.39
100 Toledo MAC -12.59 -1.74 -14.33 7.07 24.20
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Kansas State Big 8 -11.25 -3.60 -14.84 8.64 27.81
102 Kent State MAC -6.82 -8.39 -15.22 14.44 32.23
103 Texas-El Paso WAC -6.16 -9.36 -15.53 15.86 32.16
104 Ball State MAC -7.48 -8.35 -15.83 12.87 32.15
105 San Jose State PCAA -6.86 -9.29 -16.16 15.00 33.33
106 Louisville Ind -2.91 -13.33 -16.24 18.31 39.82
107 Wichita State MVC -7.50 -9.12 -16.62 11.52 33.32
108 Eastern Michigan MAC -8.12 -8.59 -16.71 11.26 30.90
109 Ohio MAC -8.70 -12.28 -20.98 11.59 35.32
110 New Mexico State PCAA -9.46 -12.67 -22.12 11.00 36.64