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1987 School Ratings

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Tim Brown (Notre Dame)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Dick MacPherson (Syracuse)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ 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.

104 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Florida State Ind 13.89 9.61 23.50 44.08 9.57
2 Miami (FL) Ind 9.98 12.75 22.73 39.28 6.74
3 Nebraska Big 8 8.74 10.43 19.18 40.68 9.04
4 UCLA Pac-10 11.15 8.01 19.17 39.18 12.12
5 Oklahoma Big 8 4.55 14.04 18.60 41.06 6.99
6 Auburn SEC 3.05 15.20 18.25 30.44 5.22
7 Louisiana State SEC 9.26 8.77 18.03 34.34 11.92
8 Syracuse Ind 9.75 6.72 16.47 34.91 15.27
9 South Carolina Ind 3.87 12.51 16.38 32.05 8.28
10 Notre Dame Ind 9.48 5.77 15.25 35.43 14.18
11 Michigan State Big Ten 1.12 13.19 14.31 27.31 7.73
12 Georgia SEC 7.82 6.48 14.29 31.31 12.39
13 Texas A&M SWC 3.87 10.38 14.25 26.77 11.24
14 Clemson ACC 5.96 7.75 13.71 30.56 13.42
15 Southern California Pac-10 7.53 5.43 12.96 31.62 14.69
16 Tennessee SEC 8.82 3.84 12.66 34.76 16.91
17 Michigan Big Ten 3.31 8.59 11.90 30.66 12.29
18 Oklahoma State Big 8 8.92 2.58 11.50 34.68 18.79
19 Iowa Big Ten 8.03 3.13 11.16 31.02 17.79
20 Florida SEC 0.78 10.36 11.14 31.47 9.34
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Alabama SEC 3.85 6.95 10.80 28.07 13.10
22 Ohio State Big Ten 2.29 6.54 8.83 25.97 13.35
23 Arizona State Pac-10 7.57 1.10 8.68 30.85 19.34
24 Indiana Big Ten 4.82 3.41 8.24 27.47 17.42
25 Pittsburgh Ind -2.75 10.85 8.11 20.72 10.35
26 Arkansas SWC 0.07 7.80 7.87 22.52 14.36
27 West Virginia Ind 4.45 3.28 7.73 29.96 16.88
28 Washington Pac-10 3.60 4.12 7.72 26.43 18.05
29 Wyoming WAC 5.01 2.61 7.62 28.93 18.67
30 Penn State Ind 3.86 3.39 7.26 27.91 18.56
31 Colorado Big 8 0.72 5.83 6.55 24.76 13.88
32 Virginia ACC 4.70 1.49 6.19 27.59 21.76
33 Texas SWC 8.35 -2.57 5.78 31.78 24.33
34 San Jose State PCAA 6.97 -1.30 5.67 29.23 24.09
35 Kentucky SEC 0.37 5.07 5.45 26.35 14.82
36 Air Force WAC 2.69 2.22 4.91 28.67 19.52
37 Stanford Pac-10 1.59 3.32 4.90 25.65 20.11
38 Missouri Big 8 0.13 4.34 4.47 22.19 15.73
39 Oregon Pac-10 -1.15 5.44 4.30 23.07 15.88
40 Boston College Ind 4.76 -0.61 4.15 27.70 22.02
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Arizona Pac-10 0.22 3.85 4.07 23.72 16.50
42 North Carolina ACC 0.50 2.94 3.44 23.91 16.89
43 Brigham Young WAC 3.50 -0.07 3.43 24.84 21.52
44 Texas Christian SWC 0.85 2.43 3.28 23.83 18.78
45 Wake Forest ACC -3.08 5.57 2.49 19.02 16.51
46 Tulane Ind 8.46 -6.02 2.44 31.12 29.97
47 Texas Tech SWC 2.62 -0.32 2.29 28.25 22.91
48 Duke ACC 3.61 -1.70 1.91 28.01 22.44
49 California Pac-10 -0.12 1.22 1.10 24.80 19.81
50 Houston SWC 3.68 -2.84 0.84 26.63 25.33
51 Minnesota Big Ten 2.66 -2.40 0.26 25.09 24.44
52 Vanderbilt SEC 7.14 -7.14 0.00 31.08 28.94
53 Maryland ACC -0.34 0.20 -0.14 22.13 21.77
54 Rutgers Ind -4.80 4.55 -0.25 17.38 16.69
55 Texas-El Paso WAC -1.14 0.57 -0.57 23.17 22.21
56 East Carolina Ind 0.75 -2.19 -1.44 23.71 27.57
57 Washington State Pac-10 3.49 -5.05 -1.56 27.44 29.20
58 Southern Mississippi Ind 0.40 -1.98 -1.59 24.73 27.35
59 Memphis Ind -4.33 2.66 -1.67 17.73 18.25
60 Eastern Michigan MAC 2.19 -4.03 -1.84 22.93 27.42
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Fresno State PCAA -3.76 1.78 -1.98 17.76 20.46
62 Baylor SWC -3.12 1.09 -2.03 18.77 21.08
63 Illinois Big Ten -5.82 3.74 -2.07 17.13 16.79
64 Virginia Tech Ind -0.38 -1.74 -2.12 21.93 22.10
65 Mississippi State SEC -3.35 1.16 -2.20 18.91 20.78
66 North Carolina State ACC 0.44 -2.90 -2.46 22.82 26.63
67 Mississippi SEC -1.93 -1.76 -3.69 22.88 26.00
68 San Diego State WAC 6.23 -10.16 -3.93 28.85 34.37
69 Purdue Big Ten -2.81 -1.60 -4.41 21.26 24.15
70 Georgia Tech ACC -4.47 -0.22 -4.69 21.40 23.01
71 Hawaii WAC -0.93 -4.23 -5.15 24.18 25.57
72 Army Ind -1.80 -4.09 -5.89 21.44 26.17
73 Cal State Fullerton PCAA -2.81 -3.12 -5.94 19.11 32.62
74 Wisconsin Big Ten -2.89 -3.41 -6.30 20.26 26.58
75 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind -7.04 0.53 -6.50 14.88 24.01
76 Miami (OH) MAC -7.65 -0.21 -7.86 13.94 24.91
77 Cincinnati Ind -2.21 -5.75 -7.96 20.42 30.59
78 Kent State MAC -3.28 -4.86 -8.15 16.82 27.51
79 Oregon State Pac-10 -2.11 -6.03 -8.15 21.23 34.79
80 Northwestern Big Ten -3.12 -5.20 -8.31 20.26 28.28
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Utah State PCAA -4.14 -4.56 -8.70 16.29 30.02
82 Temple Ind -7.09 -1.83 -8.92 14.38 24.33
83 Utah WAC 0.74 -9.95 -9.20 22.06 31.63
84 Central Michigan MAC -6.53 -2.78 -9.31 14.31 25.58
85 Colorado State WAC -3.63 -5.73 -9.36 19.14 28.79
86 Iowa State Big 8 -1.83 -7.79 -9.63 19.52 34.11
87 Bowling Green State MAC -5.35 -4.51 -9.85 16.14 29.07
88 Northern Illinois Ind -1.26 -8.63 -9.89 20.03 31.23
89 Pacific PCAA -8.36 -1.62 -9.98 11.99 26.39
90 Louisville Ind -4.72 -5.88 -10.60 16.45 32.04
91 Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA -2.33 -8.39 -10.73 17.21 32.90
92 Long Beach State PCAA -5.83 -4.95 -10.78 15.57 30.72
93 Rice SWC 0.94 -12.34 -11.41 23.47 37.56
94 Tulsa Ind -4.81 -6.67 -11.48 17.05 34.28
95 Kansas Big 8 -7.66 -5.56 -13.22 14.22 34.66
96 Toledo MAC -9.83 -3.63 -13.47 11.93 27.54
97 Ball State MAC -5.90 -7.66 -13.56 15.21 30.56
98 Western Michigan MAC -7.46 -6.34 -13.80 13.98 29.93
99 Navy Ind -8.19 -5.80 -13.99 14.47 29.96
100 Kansas State Big 8 -9.02 -7.15 -16.16 13.15 35.85
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Akron Ind -8.94 -8.18 -17.13 10.95 31.53
102 New Mexico WAC -4.96 -14.42 -19.38 17.66 40.63
103 Ohio MAC -13.55 -7.15 -20.70 8.53 29.95
104 New Mexico State PCAA -15.35 -7.50 -22.85 4.50 35.14