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1989 School Ratings

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Andre Ware (Houston)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bill McCartney (Colorado)

AP Preseason #1: Michigan ▪ 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.

106 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Colorado Big 8 10.51 11.03 21.54 40.48 10.48
2 Florida State Ind 13.18 8.21 21.39 42.53 12.87
3 Notre Dame Ind 10.04 11.30 21.34 39.09 10.10
4 Miami (FL) Ind 5.58 14.71 20.29 36.49 7.48
5 Houston SWC 9.83 8.74 18.57 54.89 13.49
6 Southern California Pac-10 4.10 14.22 18.32 33.49 7.37
7 Clemson ACC 5.70 12.55 18.25 33.35 9.75
8 Michigan Big Ten 8.75 8.95 17.70 33.20 12.76
9 Auburn SEC 1.15 15.69 16.83 27.71 6.97
10 Nebraska Big 8 9.34 6.70 16.03 40.80 15.72
11 Alabama SEC 10.55 5.42 15.97 35.79 16.67
12 Tennessee SEC 7.71 7.87 15.57 33.02 14.22
13 Arkansas SWC 10.59 4.58 15.17 34.85 15.66
14 Washington Pac-10 8.48 6.16 14.64 35.02 14.41
15 Illinois Big Ten 4.38 10.24 14.62 30.06 12.60
16 Texas A&M SWC 4.54 9.10 13.64 32.52 10.18
17 Michigan State Big Ten 3.13 9.01 12.15 31.97 12.45
18 Virginia ACC 8.93 2.80 11.73 33.47 19.50
19 Penn State Ind -0.72 12.14 11.41 24.13 9.68
20 Brigham Young WAC 13.82 -2.98 10.84 38.58 27.11
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Arizona Pac-10 0.24 10.53 10.77 25.18 10.69
22 Texas Tech SWC 8.80 1.79 10.60 33.39 19.57
23 Oregon Pac-10 7.39 2.55 9.94 33.77 19.57
24 Florida SEC 1.52 7.71 9.24 26.12 14.22
25 Washington State Pac-10 9.57 -0.58 8.99 36.04 21.78
26 Oklahoma Big 8 5.58 3.29 8.87 35.20 18.25
27 West Virginia Ind 4.84 2.97 7.81 31.26 19.63
28 Pittsburgh Ind 6.50 1.24 7.74 31.02 21.65
29 Ohio State Big Ten 8.05 -0.35 7.70 31.34 24.33
30 Louisiana State SEC 5.76 1.80 7.56 32.47 19.34
31 Air Force WAC 10.00 -2.79 7.20 34.17 25.30
32 Georgia SEC 2.28 4.73 7.01 26.47 16.06
33 Baylor SWC -4.32 11.06 6.74 25.14 11.75
34 Georgia Tech ACC 2.78 3.81 6.58 26.35 18.92
35 Virginia Tech Ind -2.30 8.67 6.36 20.50 13.73
36 Duke ACC 9.08 -3.21 5.87 33.70 25.74
37 Syracuse Ind 1.64 3.89 5.52 26.04 19.00
38 Hawaii WAC 2.84 2.29 5.13 31.74 21.03
39 Texas SWC 2.44 2.52 4.96 26.34 19.43
40 Mississippi SEC 5.23 -0.41 4.82 28.82 23.89
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 South Carolina Ind 0.04 4.23 4.27 24.54 19.96
42 North Carolina State ACC 1.71 2.53 4.23 25.91 20.08
43 Fresno State Big West 3.42 0.31 3.72 27.35 25.30
44 UCLA Pac-10 0.66 3.03 3.68 25.43 18.13
45 Southern Mississippi Ind 2.17 0.42 2.59 26.21 20.44
46 Arizona State Pac-10 0.79 1.44 2.23 25.06 19.79
47 Louisville Ind 1.39 0.75 2.14 26.86 22.14
48 Minnesota Big Ten 0.60 1.33 1.93 23.85 24.22
49 Kentucky SEC -0.83 2.75 1.92 22.63 19.59
50 Indiana Big Ten 2.43 -0.78 1.66 26.46 23.80
51 Mississippi State SEC -3.37 4.89 1.52 21.77 17.87
52 Colorado State WAC 2.77 -1.29 1.47 30.31 24.45
53 Maryland ACC -1.73 2.30 0.57 23.76 19.76
54 Wyoming WAC -1.09 0.84 -0.26 22.38 22.91
55 California Pac-10 0.00 -0.28 -0.28 24.05 22.20
56 Army Ind -1.43 0.92 -0.52 24.99 22.89
57 Stanford Pac-10 -3.00 2.44 -0.56 20.69 18.83
58 Iowa State Big 8 3.54 -4.19 -0.65 25.55 27.64
59 Louisiana Tech Ind 4.99 -6.00 -1.01 27.28 30.00
60 San Diego State WAC 5.28 -6.72 -1.44 27.39 30.58
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Texas Christian SWC -3.71 1.84 -1.87 19.85 21.85
62 Iowa Big Ten -4.19 2.22 -1.98 19.12 23.01
63 East Carolina Ind 1.65 -3.90 -2.25 26.74 27.94
64 Oregon State Pac-10 -2.36 -0.01 -2.38 21.70 24.93
65 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind -2.72 0.09 -2.63 18.87 24.01
66 Northern Illinois Ind 2.50 -5.31 -2.81 25.09 30.38
67 San Jose State Big West 2.49 -5.57 -3.09 24.12 29.92
68 Tulsa Ind -1.69 -1.46 -3.15 21.66 24.97
69 Tulane Ind -0.37 -3.38 -3.76 23.15 27.06
70 Purdue Big Ten -4.91 0.95 -3.96 18.53 22.69
71 Boston College Ind -3.24 -1.43 -4.68 20.58 22.50
72 Rice SWC -5.05 0.12 -4.93 18.96 24.42
73 Oklahoma State Big 8 -1.40 -3.61 -5.01 21.27 25.67
74 Cal State Fullerton Big West -1.05 -5.02 -6.07 20.10 30.54
75 Akron Ind -3.53 -3.19 -6.72 20.71 29.48
76 New Mexico WAC -1.42 -6.20 -7.62 21.80 29.65
77 Utah WAC 6.01 -13.73 -7.72 29.04 40.94
78 Wake Forest ACC -3.51 -5.01 -8.52 19.51 28.48
79 Wisconsin Big Ten -5.09 -3.59 -8.67 17.97 28.37
80 Kansas Big 8 -0.33 -8.36 -8.68 22.42 34.59
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Vanderbilt SEC -8.20 -0.51 -8.71 17.66 24.01
82 Missouri Big 8 -5.46 -3.51 -8.97 18.33 29.48
83 Rutgers Ind -0.56 -9.05 -9.60 21.36 31.10
84 Ball State MAC -6.31 -3.48 -9.79 15.12 28.65
85 North Carolina ACC -10.66 0.71 -9.95 15.04 26.61
86 Navy Ind -9.66 -0.31 -9.97 12.51 24.07
87 Southern Methodist SWC -2.21 -7.93 -10.14 21.92 40.98
88 Eastern Michigan MAC -6.89 -3.71 -10.59 13.96 28.23
89 Memphis Ind -5.58 -5.94 -11.51 17.46 30.19
90 Nevada-Las Vegas Big West -6.17 -5.72 -11.89 13.89 34.45
91 Utah State Big West -9.04 -3.35 -12.39 11.94 33.64
92 Texas-El Paso WAC -6.56 -6.26 -12.82 15.80 32.26
93 Central Michigan MAC -11.08 -2.63 -13.72 12.03 27.27
94 Temple Ind -8.51 -5.73 -14.24 15.72 33.22
95 Northwestern Big Ten -0.72 -13.65 -14.37 23.04 43.14
96 Long Beach State Big West -6.67 -7.86 -14.53 13.86 38.10
97 Toledo MAC -5.36 -9.45 -14.81 15.37 34.36
98 Kansas State Big 8 -11.90 -3.21 -15.11 11.14 30.15
99 Western Michigan MAC -10.53 -5.35 -15.88 10.81 28.56
100 Pacific Big West -8.64 -7.80 -16.44 11.92 36.11
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Cincinnati Ind -14.67 -2.79 -17.46 8.45 36.14
102 Bowling Green State MAC -6.58 -11.83 -18.41 13.86 38.53
103 Miami (OH) MAC -16.46 -6.47 -22.93 4.31 33.41
104 Ohio MAC -11.36 -11.61 -22.97 11.24 40.33
105 New Mexico State Big West -12.41 -11.62 -24.04 8.62 43.31
106 Kent State MAC -12.50 -17.26 -29.75 9.23 43.39