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1997 School Ratings

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National Champions: Michigan (AP, FWAA, NFF), Nebraska (USA-ESPN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Charles Woodson (Michigan)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Mike Price (Washington State)

AP Preseason #1: Penn State ▪ AP Final #1: Michigan

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.

112 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Florida State ACC 11.93 11.45 23.38 44.71 11.63
2 Nebraska Big 12 (North) 12.38 9.93 22.30 47.53 13.46
3 Florida SEC (East) 9.77 11.29 21.07 41.44 11.02
4 Tennessee SEC (East) 14.53 6.33 20.87 41.24 15.75
5 Michigan Big Ten 3.71 16.42 20.14 31.26 6.18
6 UCLA Pac-10 11.25 7.87 19.12 43.28 14.19
7 Washington Pac-10 11.72 6.93 18.65 40.98 14.49
8 Georgia SEC (East) 7.03 10.40 17.42 36.06 13.96
9 Ohio State Big Ten 5.99 11.43 17.41 34.91 10.93
10 North Carolina ACC 3.85 12.61 16.46 30.95 11.04
11 Auburn SEC (West) 7.15 9.18 16.33 32.84 13.51
12 Kansas State Big 12 (North) 6.48 8.95 15.43 35.56 14.51
13 Washington State Pac-10 12.27 1.94 14.21 43.19 20.91
14 Louisiana State SEC (West) 5.82 8.35 14.18 36.25 15.06
15 Arizona State Pac-10 3.12 9.31 12.43 30.08 12.97
16 Mississippi SEC (West) 4.43 7.40 11.83 28.75 15.77
17 Colorado State WAC (Mountain) 2.57 8.74 11.31 34.61 15.57
18 Penn State Big Ten 5.14 5.17 10.31 33.35 19.26
19 Southern California Pac-10 0.58 9.64 10.22 26.89 12.68
20 Michigan State Big Ten 5.09 4.39 9.47 33.13 18.44
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Oregon Pac-10 11.91 -2.62 9.29 37.96 24.52
22 Mississippi State SEC (West) -0.04 9.05 9.00 25.02 16.09
23 Iowa Big Ten 0.20 8.57 8.77 34.57 14.02
24 Southern Mississippi CUSA 1.35 7.27 8.62 27.96 16.59
25 Purdue Big Ten 7.78 0.71 8.49 36.32 23.07
26 Clemson ACC 2.04 6.37 8.41 26.89 16.88
27 Georgia Tech ACC 6.21 1.86 8.07 30.70 21.63
28 Arizona Pac-10 5.49 2.43 7.91 31.32 20.05
29 Marshall MAC (East) 5.99 1.56 7.55 31.77 23.71
30 Miami (OH) MAC (East) 7.89 -0.37 7.51 33.86 25.50
31 Texas A&M Big 12 (South) 0.45 6.76 7.22 31.71 17.32
32 North Carolina State ACC 7.90 -0.86 7.03 32.81 23.22
33 South Carolina SEC (East) 3.89 2.96 6.85 30.11 20.60
34 Virginia ACC 2.62 4.16 6.79 28.65 20.04
35 Notre Dame Ind 0.50 6.12 6.62 25.97 16.62
36 Syracuse Big East 0.72 5.61 6.34 32.25 17.99
37 Alabama SEC (West) 2.15 3.40 5.55 27.26 19.35
38 Colorado Big 12 (North) 6.68 -1.34 5.34 31.85 22.41
39 Missouri Big 12 (North) 9.19 -4.22 4.97 33.27 27.27
40 Oklahoma State Big 12 (South) 1.19 3.66 4.86 25.70 19.68
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Stanford Pac-10 5.32 -0.68 4.64 30.90 23.07
42 Tulane CUSA 2.20 1.51 3.70 31.26 23.11
43 Kentucky SEC (East) 9.36 -5.78 3.58 36.88 30.45
44 Central Florida Ind 7.22 -4.06 3.16 33.74 27.28
45 Texas Tech Big 12 (South) -2.99 6.04 3.05 21.86 18.08
46 Air Force WAC (Mountain) -4.61 7.46 2.85 18.69 16.23
47 Arkansas SEC (West) -2.04 4.64 2.60 22.79 21.50
48 Northwestern Big Ten 0.27 2.29 2.56 24.53 21.02
49 Toledo MAC (West) 0.39 1.89 2.28 24.30 23.45
50 Navy Ind 2.48 -0.21 2.27 29.77 25.33
51 Wyoming WAC (Mountain) -2.92 4.97 2.06 23.13 18.30
52 New Mexico WAC (Pacific) 1.73 0.19 1.92 27.99 24.29
53 Wisconsin Big Ten 0.38 1.28 1.66 24.83 22.39
54 West Virginia Big East 2.71 -1.09 1.62 28.41 25.25
55 Ohio MAC (East) -4.32 5.82 1.50 21.14 19.13
56 Cincinnati CUSA 0.45 0.96 1.41 23.82 23.28
57 Wake Forest ACC 0.46 0.79 1.25 24.51 24.58
58 California Pac-10 4.60 -3.37 1.24 30.94 25.63
59 Virginia Tech Big East -3.94 4.98 1.04 24.16 20.90
60 Louisiana Tech Ind 4.76 -4.18 0.59 27.28 30.94
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Southern Methodist WAC (Mountain) -0.67 0.35 -0.33 22.50 23.80
62 Rice WAC (Mountain) 3.01 -4.03 -1.02 27.25 28.96
63 Vanderbilt SEC (East) -9.60 8.53 -1.07 15.63 14.56
64 Miami (FL) Big East 0.68 -1.90 -1.22 26.43 27.00
65 Fresno State WAC (Pacific) 0.08 -1.35 -1.27 26.10 26.39
66 Brigham Young WAC (Pacific) -1.50 -0.45 -1.95 22.48 24.29
67 Utah State Big West 2.81 -5.18 -2.37 29.57 28.54
68 Utah WAC (Pacific) -7.66 5.00 -2.66 19.29 19.07
69 East Carolina CUSA -3.88 0.82 -3.07 20.05 25.94
70 Nevada Big West 2.76 -5.84 -3.07 30.04 29.86
71 Western Michigan MAC (West) -0.49 -2.95 -3.44 21.62 29.25
72 Oregon State Pac-10 -5.86 2.28 -3.58 20.60 20.22
73 San Diego State WAC (Pacific) -1.20 -2.67 -3.88 23.37 26.54
74 Duke ACC -0.61 -4.07 -4.68 24.26 28.53
75 Texas Big 12 (South) 0.65 -5.37 -4.72 25.92 32.52
76 Oklahoma Big 12 (South) -2.35 -2.73 -5.08 22.05 29.17
77 Pittsburgh Big East 2.18 -7.67 -5.48 24.67 31.11
78 Kansas Big 12 (North) -8.45 2.90 -5.55 15.79 23.99
79 Minnesota Big Ten -1.31 -4.47 -5.78 22.45 26.33
80 Memphis CUSA -5.71 -0.41 -6.12 18.43 24.78
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Indiana Big Ten -9.71 2.48 -7.23 16.56 29.40
82 Ball State MAC (West) -6.37 -1.37 -7.74 15.45 26.43
83 Maryland ACC -6.09 -2.10 -8.19 18.64 29.53
84 Boston College Big East -3.07 -5.22 -8.28 20.15 29.98
85 Louisiana-Monroe Ind -6.76 -1.57 -8.33 15.03 28.64
86 Eastern Michigan MAC (West) -0.78 -8.28 -9.06 24.21 34.19
87 Bowling Green State MAC (East) -7.36 -1.90 -9.26 15.72 30.60
88 Nevada-Las Vegas WAC (Mountain) 0.32 -9.92 -9.60 25.11 33.10
89 Baylor Big 12 (South) -3.46 -6.27 -9.73 20.19 30.83
90 Hawaii WAC (Pacific) -9.28 -1.16 -10.44 15.39 28.60
91 San Jose State WAC (Pacific) -2.10 -8.73 -10.83 22.24 37.44
92 Idaho Big West -7.60 -3.29 -10.89 18.73 30.53
93 Alabama-Birmingham Ind -8.77 -2.71 -11.48 12.88 28.99
94 Houston CUSA -4.30 -7.22 -11.52 20.71 36.13
95 Texas-El Paso WAC (Pacific) -11.82 -0.09 -11.91 12.60 30.11
96 Iowa State Big 12 (North) -1.96 -10.33 -12.28 24.19 41.04
97 Army Ind -7.42 -5.10 -12.52 15.15 31.35
98 Tulsa WAC (Mountain) -0.01 -12.67 -12.69 24.97 39.22
99 Boise State Big West -5.68 -7.11 -12.80 18.06 35.38
100 Temple Big East -7.90 -5.02 -12.92 17.31 34.20
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Illinois Big Ten -10.34 -2.63 -12.97 15.01 28.75
102 Akron MAC (East) -7.19 -5.92 -13.11 17.71 38.09
103 North Texas Big West -5.60 -8.09 -13.68 18.55 34.99
104 Louisville CUSA -1.64 -13.25 -14.89 22.60 38.03
105 Texas Christian WAC (Mountain) -7.87 -8.17 -16.04 16.34 32.78
106 Kent State MAC (East) 3.38 -19.53 -16.15 25.28 46.25
107 Central Michigan MAC (West) -3.11 -13.18 -16.29 20.64 45.53
108 Northern Illinois MAC (West) -12.70 -6.67 -19.37 11.16 36.47
109 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind -9.43 -11.93 -21.36 14.03 52.51
110 New Mexico State Big West -8.72 -13.28 -22.01 13.72 41.76
111 Rutgers Big East -8.56 -13.50 -22.06 15.54 46.13
112 Arkansas State Ind -9.65 -13.13 -22.77 10.71 42.49