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1990 School Ratings

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National Champions: Colorado (AP, FWAA, NFF, USA-CNN), Georgia Tech (UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Ty Detmer (Brigham Young)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bobby Ross (Georgia Tech)

AP Preseason #1: Miami (FL) ▪ AP Final #1: Colorado

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.

107 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Miami (FL) Ind 8.92 14.97 23.90 39.38 6.33
2 Washington Pac-10 9.37 12.25 21.62 40.59 9.55
3 Colorado Big 8 9.62 9.82 19.45 36.42 10.47
4 Georgia Tech ACC 10.56 8.72 19.28 36.65 11.65
5 Michigan Big Ten 10.35 8.51 18.86 37.62 12.54
6 Texas SWC 7.61 10.14 17.75 34.34 12.44
7 Oklahoma Big 8 8.65 8.82 17.47 39.09 12.32
8 Notre Dame Ind 12.93 4.14 17.07 37.25 16.49
9 Florida State Ind 11.40 5.54 16.94 41.33 15.97
10 Nebraska Big 8 5.76 9.71 15.48 39.11 13.44
11 Clemson ACC 0.57 14.80 15.36 30.78 6.65
12 Tennessee SEC 6.74 8.27 15.01 37.39 13.61
13 Penn State Ind 4.00 10.37 14.37 29.96 11.30
14 Virginia ACC 10.10 3.87 13.98 43.17 16.74
15 Florida SEC 5.40 8.55 13.95 37.61 15.71
16 Houston SWC 17.94 -4.73 13.21 45.99 27.65
17 Iowa Big Ten 11.78 1.11 12.89 39.83 20.28
18 Brigham Young WAC 12.13 0.24 12.38 40.27 25.48
19 Michigan State Big Ten 6.73 5.53 12.26 30.22 15.10
20 Texas A&M SWC 6.01 5.79 11.80 35.46 16.05
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Southern California Pac-10 5.09 6.33 11.42 31.63 15.71
22 Ohio State Big Ten 5.05 5.92 10.96 32.04 15.59
23 Oregon Pac-10 2.00 7.64 9.64 27.64 14.17
24 Illinois Big Ten 4.15 4.98 9.13 29.36 16.89
25 Syracuse Ind 1.36 7.28 8.64 28.38 14.89
26 San Jose State Big West 6.76 1.41 8.17 32.05 21.42
27 California Pac-10 8.63 -0.66 7.97 32.58 23.69
28 Louisville Ind 0.22 7.70 7.93 27.11 15.90
29 Auburn SEC 0.86 6.94 7.80 25.62 15.65
30 Alabama SEC -0.94 8.32 7.38 24.12 12.79
31 Virginia Tech Ind 3.39 3.81 7.20 27.95 17.00
32 South Carolina Ind 4.87 1.97 6.84 30.24 19.81
33 North Carolina State ACC -1.28 8.03 6.75 29.00 13.40
34 Stanford Pac-10 3.26 3.38 6.64 28.52 19.44
35 UCLA Pac-10 7.89 -2.36 5.53 31.61 22.89
36 North Carolina ACC -1.21 6.73 5.52 23.92 14.03
37 Maryland ACC 2.54 2.56 5.10 27.36 18.19
38 Indiana Big Ten 0.97 3.92 4.88 29.57 18.96
39 Southern Mississippi Ind -1.32 5.53 4.21 21.73 15.66
40 San Diego State WAC 15.77 -11.73 4.04 42.24 34.95
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Baylor SWC -3.81 7.65 3.85 20.53 13.71
42 Colorado State WAC 3.60 -0.18 3.42 27.42 25.17
43 Arizona Pac-10 1.22 2.11 3.33 25.56 21.96
44 Arizona State Pac-10 3.05 0.27 3.31 27.16 21.73
45 Mississippi SEC -1.52 4.68 3.16 21.86 18.86
46 Minnesota Big Ten -0.18 3.13 2.95 24.05 21.56
47 Hawaii WAC 1.11 1.29 2.40 25.30 21.71
48 Louisiana Tech Ind 2.44 -0.07 2.37 27.12 23.75
49 Pittsburgh Ind 1.10 1.12 2.22 26.47 24.08
50 Temple Ind 3.02 -1.14 1.88 26.65 24.94
51 Missouri Big 8 3.20 -2.01 1.19 28.28 28.62
52 Iowa State Big 8 3.39 -2.25 1.15 26.42 24.22
53 Wyoming WAC -0.72 1.50 0.79 20.99 22.54
54 Air Force WAC -2.98 3.76 0.78 19.82 22.34
55 Rice SWC -0.52 1.02 0.50 22.59 19.72
56 Texas Tech SWC 5.48 -5.43 0.05 32.06 27.76
57 Duke ACC 0.20 -0.25 -0.04 25.83 23.41
58 Texas Christian SWC 2.99 -3.76 -0.77 26.79 28.04
59 Fresno State Big West -3.35 2.34 -1.01 21.66 26.73
60 Kansas Big 8 1.11 -2.14 -1.03 24.78 26.75
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 East Carolina Ind 0.06 -1.19 -1.13 23.80 23.20
62 Mississippi State SEC -1.76 0.52 -1.23 21.96 21.61
63 Kansas State Big 8 -3.38 1.73 -1.65 22.18 24.80
64 Oklahoma State Big 8 -0.18 -1.80 -1.99 23.12 24.44
65 Washington State Pac-10 3.54 -5.54 -2.00 28.35 29.90
66 Louisiana State SEC -5.76 3.16 -2.60 18.28 19.89
67 Northern Illinois Ind 0.35 -3.10 -2.75 27.19 27.51
68 West Virginia Ind -2.99 -0.34 -3.32 20.81 22.03
69 Georgia SEC -1.40 -2.20 -3.60 22.11 24.97
70 Tulane Ind -3.05 -0.71 -3.75 22.93 24.75
71 Purdue Big Ten -3.90 -0.02 -3.92 21.13 24.38
72 Boston College Ind -2.61 -1.53 -4.14 21.54 24.67
73 Memphis Ind -3.35 -0.94 -4.29 20.37 23.62
74 Central Michigan MAC -8.46 4.05 -4.41 17.24 20.35
75 Arkansas SWC 1.26 -5.75 -4.49 25.37 30.01
76 Toledo MAC -2.51 -2.10 -4.61 20.07 25.98
77 Wake Forest ACC -0.43 -4.68 -5.10 26.02 29.22
78 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind -6.00 0.62 -5.37 18.34 24.10
79 Kentucky SEC 0.74 -6.72 -5.98 23.51 28.64
80 Utah State Big West -4.03 -2.23 -6.26 19.16 30.41
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Army Ind -2.09 -4.36 -6.45 22.11 28.57
82 Northwestern Big Ten -1.83 -4.80 -6.62 23.07 30.95
83 Wisconsin Big Ten -8.33 1.61 -6.73 16.35 21.49
84 Utah WAC -4.45 -4.31 -8.76 17.13 31.13
85 Western Michigan MAC -3.59 -5.42 -9.01 18.52 29.96
86 Ball State MAC -11.93 2.80 -9.13 12.26 21.31
87 Navy Ind -5.27 -4.92 -10.19 15.67 29.80
88 Long Beach State Big West -4.11 -6.26 -10.37 14.77 33.07
89 Rutgers Ind -7.04 -3.40 -10.44 16.64 28.33
90 New Mexico WAC -2.26 -8.51 -10.77 19.63 32.80
91 Tulsa Ind -8.09 -2.86 -10.95 14.35 27.55
92 Akron Ind -7.13 -4.02 -11.15 15.59 29.03
93 Texas-El Paso WAC -7.49 -4.61 -12.09 13.71 30.51
94 Pacific Big West 3.23 -15.42 -12.20 25.63 42.27
95 Miami (OH) MAC -8.29 -4.00 -12.29 13.99 29.50
96 Oregon State Pac-10 -8.79 -5.39 -14.19 15.09 31.75
97 Southern Methodist SWC -7.88 -6.49 -14.37 17.13 35.62
98 Bowling Green State MAC -13.98 -0.40 -14.38 7.95 24.63
99 Arkansas State Ind -6.74 -8.11 -14.84 14.63 33.68
100 Vanderbilt SEC -0.80 -14.22 -15.01 22.99 41.74
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 -7.74 -7.49 -15.23 12.26 33.29
102 Cincinnati Ind -6.38 -12.49 -18.87 17.47 43.48
103 Eastern Michigan MAC -8.87 -11.44 -20.32 12.32 35.77
104 New Mexico State Big West -11.12 -12.04 -23.16 10.99 43.80
105 Kent State MAC -11.11 -12.30 -23.40 11.21 39.14
106 Cal State Fullerton Big West -7.97 -16.47 -24.45 13.48 44.94
107 Ohio MAC -12.09 -12.87 -24.97 9.93 40.27