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1991 School Ratings

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Desmond Howard (Michigan)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Don James (Washington)

AP Preseason #1: Florida State ▪ 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.

107 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Washington Pac-10 10.24 15.97 26.22 45.28 3.76
2 Miami (FL) Big East 6.80 16.96 23.76 33.85 3.18
3 Penn State Ind 9.76 10.14 19.90 40.30 11.05
4 Florida State Ind 10.76 9.07 19.82 37.00 10.81
5 Michigan Big Ten 12.05 7.49 19.54 40.84 12.11
6 Florida SEC 9.65 9.60 19.24 36.13 10.76
7 California Pac-10 13.25 4.83 18.08 40.03 14.91
8 Notre Dame Ind 13.24 3.23 16.47 39.66 16.53
9 Texas A&M SWC 6.60 9.24 15.83 35.40 11.13
10 Nebraska Big 8 12.01 3.80 15.81 42.92 15.70
11 Oklahoma Big 8 6.74 7.62 14.36 34.74 11.85
12 Syracuse Big East 6.92 6.76 13.68 29.32 14.93
13 Stanford Pac-10 8.47 4.99 13.46 35.31 14.55
14 UCLA Pac-10 3.40 10.04 13.43 30.10 10.24
15 Alabama SEC 0.73 11.35 12.08 29.19 9.96
16 Tennessee SEC 10.17 1.88 12.06 34.99 17.64
17 Colorado Big 8 3.55 7.68 11.24 30.63 11.19
18 Iowa Big Ten 4.50 6.68 11.18 30.16 14.92
19 Clemson ACC 3.43 6.68 10.12 27.52 14.51
20 Brigham Young WAC 10.81 -1.11 9.71 33.13 22.76
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Georgia SEC 6.42 2.95 9.38 31.12 18.70
22 East Carolina Ind 11.87 -2.59 9.29 33.43 24.81
23 Ohio State Big Ten 2.09 6.81 8.90 25.30 14.07
24 Georgia Tech ACC 2.52 6.37 8.89 24.03 13.40
25 Virginia ACC 0.56 8.22 8.78 28.02 13.75
26 Indiana Big Ten 4.24 3.75 8.00 28.04 16.60
27 Baylor SWC 1.45 5.41 6.87 25.35 14.48
28 Illinois Big Ten 0.08 6.69 6.77 23.67 12.21
29 Kansas Big 8 4.50 2.10 6.60 30.81 20.13
30 Arizona State Pac-10 0.83 5.75 6.58 24.10 13.33
31 North Carolina State ACC 2.16 3.60 5.77 25.09 18.67
32 Kansas State Big 8 1.31 4.05 5.36 24.64 17.82
33 Southern California Pac-10 3.75 1.52 5.27 27.84 15.73
34 Tulsa Ind 4.72 0.52 5.23 27.04 20.92
35 Texas SWC -4.43 9.63 5.20 20.55 9.20
36 Mississippi State SEC 0.48 4.65 5.13 27.32 15.62
37 Air Force WAC 3.39 1.34 4.73 24.87 20.96
38 Boston College Big East 4.22 0.39 4.61 27.87 20.09
39 Pittsburgh Big East 2.81 1.62 4.42 24.95 19.78
40 North Carolina ACC 2.45 1.82 4.27 25.54 19.94
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 West Virginia Big East -1.13 5.33 4.20 21.58 17.95
42 Virginia Tech Big East 0.86 3.08 3.94 25.13 19.41
43 Bowling Green State MAC 0.21 3.04 3.25 19.09 21.02
44 Auburn SEC 0.83 1.93 2.75 24.94 18.21
45 San Diego State WAC 7.38 -4.77 2.61 28.94 27.18
46 Fresno State Big West 4.95 -2.57 2.38 32.57 25.72
47 Arkansas SWC -4.54 6.40 1.87 17.41 13.85
48 Arizona Pac-10 5.41 -3.66 1.75 28.84 26.75
49 Houston SWC 9.29 -7.62 1.67 37.34 29.85
50 Louisiana State SEC 1.42 0.08 1.50 25.91 20.93
51 Texas Tech SWC 5.48 -4.23 1.25 29.32 24.79
52 Mississippi SEC 0.52 0.36 0.88 23.32 20.27
53 South Carolina Ind 0.91 -0.57 0.35 25.19 22.30
54 Memphis Ind -1.73 1.76 0.02 20.97 19.28
55 Washington State Pac-10 3.93 -3.91 0.01 29.71 26.99
56 Oregon Pac-10 -3.26 3.25 -0.01 20.61 17.28
57 Louisiana Tech Ind -3.87 3.24 -0.63 18.08 24.19
58 San Jose State Big West 5.12 -5.93 -0.81 27.95 28.94
59 Texas Christian SWC 1.76 -2.67 -0.91 26.29 25.17
60 Purdue Big Ten -0.76 -0.15 -0.92 23.78 22.00
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Rutgers Big East -2.35 1.14 -1.21 20.39 20.24
62 Vanderbilt SEC -1.39 -0.05 -1.44 21.17 22.79
63 Utah WAC -0.66 -1.41 -2.07 20.13 24.34
64 Miami (OH) MAC -5.39 2.89 -2.49 15.22 21.22
65 Central Michigan MAC -4.98 2.14 -2.85 14.12 22.78
66 Wisconsin Big Ten -4.21 1.35 -2.86 16.94 20.11
67 Duke ACC 0.36 -3.49 -3.13 22.60 26.00
68 Hawaii WAC 2.06 -5.57 -3.51 23.60 29.47
69 Toledo MAC -4.68 0.52 -4.16 15.03 24.01
70 Kentucky SEC -2.39 -1.81 -4.20 19.23 22.46
71 Missouri Big 8 1.78 -6.19 -4.40 26.64 32.87
72 Michigan State Big Ten -3.81 -0.76 -4.57 18.82 23.48
73 Texas-El Paso WAC -4.47 -0.23 -4.70 15.78 22.08
74 Cincinnati Ind -4.19 -0.84 -5.03 17.35 30.95
75 Western Michigan MAC -2.89 -2.43 -5.32 16.46 30.19
76 Iowa State Big 8 -5.75 0.29 -5.46 16.51 20.71
77 Rice SWC 0.25 -5.86 -5.62 22.91 25.67
78 Southern Mississippi Ind -5.56 -0.08 -5.64 15.81 22.38
79 Ball State MAC -8.81 2.73 -6.07 9.14 21.09
80 Maryland ACC -4.99 -1.46 -6.44 17.34 24.36
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Wyoming WAC 3.27 -9.92 -6.65 24.78 32.37
82 Northwestern Big Ten -5.16 -1.71 -6.87 18.30 26.37
83 Utah State Big West -6.51 -0.54 -7.05 14.10 23.18
84 Minnesota Big Ten -8.72 1.53 -7.19 14.59 23.89
85 Oklahoma State Big 8 -8.57 0.58 -7.99 15.00 21.89
86 Pacific Big West 6.71 -15.76 -9.05 28.74 43.13
87 Colorado State WAC -1.33 -8.20 -9.52 20.09 33.87
88 Army Ind -8.15 -1.69 -9.84 12.85 24.67
89 Temple Big East -8.62 -1.41 -10.03 15.08 25.20
90 Oregon State Pac-10 -8.36 -1.73 -10.08 14.79 27.27
91 Eastern Michigan MAC -8.25 -2.35 -10.60 10.88 28.20
92 Wake Forest ACC -4.99 -5.79 -10.78 16.98 29.25
93 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind -8.76 -4.12 -12.88 11.40 28.16
94 Southern Methodist SWC -8.53 -4.50 -13.03 14.72 30.25
95 Tulane Ind -7.80 -5.41 -13.22 15.39 33.15
96 Louisville Ind -8.47 -5.13 -13.61 13.78 29.81
97 Akron Ind -3.68 -10.22 -13.90 16.53 34.49
98 Ohio MAC -6.64 -8.56 -15.20 13.47 34.78
99 New Mexico WAC -5.72 -10.27 -15.99 14.94 39.51
100 Kent State MAC -6.93 -9.43 -16.36 12.32 34.89
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Navy Ind -8.52 -7.95 -16.47 12.37 32.96
102 Northern Illinois Ind -9.51 -7.45 -16.95 10.03 35.53
103 New Mexico State Big West -6.70 -11.51 -18.20 13.26 35.26
104 Nevada-Las Vegas Big West -8.71 -10.05 -18.76 10.28 36.36
105 Long Beach State Big West -7.80 -11.61 -19.41 12.36 38.62
106 Arkansas State Ind -9.80 -13.23 -23.02 9.46 39.21
107 Cal State Fullerton Big West -14.51 -8.93 -23.44 5.86 35.11