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1988 School Ratings

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Lou Holtz (Notre Dame)

AP Preseason #1: Florida State ▪ 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.

105 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Notre Dame Ind 12.25 12.10 24.35 40.04 7.08
2 Miami (FL) Ind 9.00 15.08 24.08 39.51 3.84
3 Southern California Pac-10 11.39 10.81 22.20 39.64 9.21
4 Florida State Ind 11.80 8.69 20.49 42.82 12.75
5 West Virginia Ind 13.94 5.13 19.06 43.97 15.84
6 Michigan Big Ten 7.95 10.09 18.04 36.23 9.44
7 UCLA Pac-10 8.32 9.62 17.94 37.76 10.57
8 Auburn SEC 0.69 15.91 16.61 29.25 4.66
9 Clemson ACC 6.75 9.76 16.50 31.35 11.25
10 Syracuse Ind 5.92 8.69 14.61 31.86 12.14
11 Oklahoma State Big 8 20.88 -6.85 14.03 48.11 27.60
12 Washington State Pac-10 14.93 -1.08 13.85 41.04 21.27
13 Nebraska Big 8 6.59 6.95 13.55 37.34 14.12
14 Houston SWC 9.32 4.20 13.51 40.15 16.34
15 Oklahoma Big 8 1.42 11.51 12.93 28.16 8.71
16 Wyoming WAC 7.34 4.61 11.94 36.02 19.45
17 Alabama SEC 5.93 5.62 11.55 31.11 15.10
18 Georgia SEC 9.48 1.70 11.19 34.38 19.17
19 Arkansas SWC 4.43 6.52 10.95 31.67 13.64
20 Louisiana State SEC 3.00 7.90 10.91 27.12 13.69
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Indiana Big Ten 9.70 1.19 10.90 36.45 20.08
22 Arizona Pac-10 4.15 6.05 10.20 31.42 14.48
23 Michigan State Big Ten -0.90 10.65 9.75 26.73 9.76
24 Pittsburgh Ind 1.22 7.66 8.88 31.35 12.50
25 Washington Pac-10 5.55 2.76 8.31 28.32 15.49
26 Stanford Pac-10 1.72 6.26 7.98 27.02 13.20
27 Southern Mississippi Ind 7.80 -0.24 7.56 30.18 23.60
28 North Carolina State ACC -1.24 8.71 7.48 26.93 12.88
29 Penn State Ind -0.35 7.73 7.38 25.26 12.15
30 Colorado Big 8 0.66 6.44 7.10 26.66 13.67
31 Iowa Big Ten 4.13 2.45 6.58 28.14 17.99
32 Texas A&M SWC 1.13 5.06 6.19 26.77 16.39
33 Brigham Young WAC 3.35 1.97 5.32 30.33 20.16
34 Texas-El Paso WAC 2.91 2.15 5.05 27.94 22.21
35 South Carolina Ind -3.37 8.40 5.03 20.93 16.30
36 Oregon Pac-10 0.44 4.47 4.91 27.57 16.82
37 Oregon State Pac-10 4.90 -0.13 4.77 28.66 19.53
38 Hawaii WAC 6.16 -1.44 4.72 27.90 22.56
39 Illinois Big Ten -0.22 4.05 3.83 22.51 17.74
40 Kentucky SEC 0.53 2.99 3.52 23.21 16.97
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Florida SEC -4.18 7.62 3.44 25.56 14.82
42 California Pac-10 -0.19 3.35 3.17 23.72 17.70
43 Rutgers Ind 4.47 -1.34 3.13 27.94 20.72
44 Wake Forest ACC 2.20 0.81 3.01 25.46 21.13
45 Virginia ACC 3.17 -0.23 2.94 25.05 21.56
46 Maryland ACC 4.97 -2.47 2.50 28.46 23.45
47 Arizona State Pac-10 -1.08 3.24 2.16 22.42 20.38
48 Army Ind 0.39 1.67 2.06 24.58 20.38
49 Louisville Ind 0.24 1.61 1.85 21.42 21.87
50 Ohio State Big Ten 3.54 -1.75 1.78 27.18 23.31
51 Duke ACC 8.09 -6.62 1.47 30.49 29.32
52 Fresno State Big West -2.67 4.11 1.44 24.82 21.45
53 Mississippi SEC -1.26 2.14 0.88 22.37 19.19
54 Tennessee SEC -0.03 0.73 0.70 24.12 21.81
55 Utah WAC 9.31 -8.63 0.68 32.08 33.24
56 Memphis Ind -2.45 2.27 -0.18 19.75 19.56
57 Air Force WAC 9.22 -9.75 -0.53 33.72 31.08
58 Texas Tech SWC 6.82 -7.47 -0.65 30.24 27.79
59 Georgia Tech ACC -5.73 4.73 -1.01 18.37 16.04
60 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 0.16 -1.28 -1.12 24.24 24.40
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Western Michigan MAC 3.42 -4.63 -1.21 24.02 28.73
62 Virginia Tech Ind -4.35 3.01 -1.34 18.85 19.51
63 Tulsa Ind 0.94 -2.32 -1.38 23.78 25.96
64 East Carolina Ind 3.90 -5.43 -1.53 28.90 25.19
65 Central Michigan MAC -2.60 0.73 -1.88 20.12 24.04
66 Baylor SWC -5.52 3.59 -1.93 18.64 18.62
67 Missouri Big 8 -2.03 -0.19 -2.22 22.77 24.32
68 Boston College Ind 1.81 -4.17 -2.36 26.30 25.10
69 Ball State MAC -1.42 -1.07 -2.49 18.84 24.86
70 Vanderbilt SEC -2.07 -1.67 -3.74 21.54 23.10
71 Iowa State Big 8 -5.80 2.02 -3.78 16.59 21.43
72 Temple Ind -1.66 -2.31 -3.97 22.59 26.56
73 Texas SWC -0.61 -3.74 -4.35 23.78 26.89
74 Navy Ind -3.70 -1.43 -5.12 19.56 24.75
75 Minnesota Big Ten -5.31 -0.01 -5.32 18.28 22.58
76 Texas Christian SWC -5.14 -0.28 -5.42 19.90 23.31
77 Tulane Ind 1.71 -8.33 -6.62 23.02 30.92
78 Louisiana Tech Ind -6.33 -0.59 -6.93 14.61 30.36
79 Eastern Michigan MAC -8.22 0.87 -7.35 11.61 26.35
80 Purdue Big Ten -8.64 1.05 -7.60 14.37 26.42
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Northwestern Big Ten -3.73 -3.98 -7.71 19.96 29.54
82 North Carolina ACC 2.62 -10.41 -7.79 26.39 33.24
83 San Diego State WAC -3.55 -4.83 -8.39 18.53 30.72
84 Cal State Fullerton Big West -8.08 -0.69 -8.77 13.98 23.04
85 Northern Illinois Ind -10.78 1.64 -9.13 8.15 23.46
86 Kent State MAC -3.36 -5.93 -9.29 17.90 30.56
87 San Jose State Big West -2.33 -7.14 -9.47 23.56 32.49
88 Toledo MAC -5.01 -4.56 -9.57 15.42 29.18
89 Mississippi State SEC -3.63 -6.22 -9.85 19.84 28.51
90 Akron Ind -6.69 -3.29 -9.97 15.49 27.64
91 Colorado State WAC -6.08 -5.06 -11.13 15.51 28.94
92 Cincinnati Ind -6.30 -5.26 -11.56 19.10 33.52
93 Rice SWC -6.10 -5.83 -11.93 17.80 28.39
94 Wisconsin Big Ten -9.42 -3.57 -12.99 13.97 28.12
95 Kansas Big 8 -3.18 -12.27 -15.45 19.93 43.88
96 Utah State Big West -6.22 -9.27 -15.48 14.40 36.19
97 Ohio MAC -8.34 -7.67 -16.02 11.27 34.67
98 Kansas State Big 8 -6.77 -10.07 -16.84 15.68 38.12
99 New Mexico WAC -10.15 -7.00 -17.15 10.71 42.43
100 Long Beach State Big West -8.37 -8.80 -17.17 12.33 36.85
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Nevada-Las Vegas Big West -9.66 -7.91 -17.57 10.54 34.25
102 Bowling Green State MAC -12.42 -7.11 -19.53 9.99 35.10
103 Pacific Big West -10.17 -10.36 -20.53 9.77 35.82
104 Miami (OH) MAC -10.80 -11.22 -22.02 10.02 36.98
105 New Mexico State Big West -12.16 -12.39 -24.55 6.84 41.27