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1998 School Ratings

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National Champion: Tennessee (AP, BCS, FWAA, NFF, USA-ESPN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Ricky Williams (Texas)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Phillip Fulmer (Tennessee)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Tennessee

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 Ohio State Big Ten 10.59 12.44 23.02 41.90 11.12
2 Florida State ACC 5.16 15.19 20.34 35.71 8.62
3 Tennessee SEC (East) 8.79 11.17 19.96 37.42 11.89
4 Kansas State Big 12 (North) 8.43 9.96 18.39 49.73 13.06
5 UCLA Pac-10 17.86 -0.46 17.40 43.91 22.79
6 Florida SEC (East) 6.06 10.95 17.02 33.90 12.05
7 Texas A&M Big 12 (South) 4.11 12.54 16.65 29.94 7.70
8 Nebraska Big 12 (North) 4.42 12.18 16.60 35.30 9.33
9 Wisconsin Big Ten 3.88 12.57 16.45 34.39 11.29
10 Arizona Pac-10 7.68 7.02 14.70 35.01 16.51
11 Purdue Big Ten 11.40 3.31 14.70 40.26 18.42
12 Texas Big 12 (South) 13.52 0.80 14.32 41.85 22.59
13 Penn State Big Ten 1.92 11.87 13.79 30.22 10.74
14 Missouri Big 12 (North) 6.86 6.78 13.64 32.90 14.50
15 Virginia Tech Big East 1.57 11.70 13.27 31.75 11.49
16 Arkansas SEC (West) 7.61 5.21 12.82 34.87 17.87
17 Southern California Pac-10 3.55 9.19 12.73 30.67 13.28
18 Air Force WAC (Mountain) 4.78 7.81 12.59 35.51 16.71
19 Georgia Tech ACC 11.44 0.93 12.37 37.47 23.73
20 Michigan Big Ten 4.84 7.18 12.01 31.71 15.62
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Miami (FL) Big East 8.24 3.71 11.94 36.87 22.18
22 Oregon Pac-10 10.92 0.64 11.56 41.65 23.24
23 Tulane CUSA 12.79 -1.27 11.51 39.88 25.57
24 Virginia ACC 7.45 3.76 11.22 33.21 19.92
25 Syracuse Big East 10.13 1.08 11.20 42.09 21.86
26 Notre Dame Ind 3.59 7.56 11.16 29.30 16.06
27 West Virginia Big East 8.93 2.11 11.04 35.94 20.35
28 Colorado Big 12 (North) 4.11 4.70 8.81 29.93 16.35
29 Michigan State Big Ten 6.53 1.61 8.13 33.03 21.18
30 Georgia SEC (East) 0.07 7.45 7.51 25.99 16.80
31 Kentucky SEC (East) 11.32 -4.72 6.60 38.80 28.72
32 Southern Mississippi CUSA 0.13 6.21 6.34 30.94 18.50
33 Mississippi State SEC (West) -1.10 7.31 6.21 28.00 17.28
34 Texas Tech Big 12 (South) 3.51 2.58 6.09 30.97 20.00
35 Oklahoma State Big 12 (South) 6.83 -0.78 6.05 32.54 22.53
36 Colorado State WAC (Mountain) 4.04 1.72 5.76 29.63 22.25
37 Louisiana State SEC (West) 6.55 -0.79 5.75 34.81 23.49
38 Alabama SEC (West) 2.06 3.32 5.38 26.98 20.96
39 Brigham Young WAC (Pacific) 1.80 2.42 4.22 26.28 21.64
40 North Carolina State ACC 8.19 -3.99 4.20 32.53 26.81
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Washington Pac-10 3.06 1.04 4.10 30.04 23.19
42 Minnesota Big Ten -0.89 4.01 3.12 25.75 19.83
43 Arizona State Pac-10 7.58 -4.61 2.98 34.39 28.52
44 Central Florida Ind 2.39 0.56 2.95 28.59 24.83
45 Texas Christian WAC (Mountain) 0.95 1.15 2.10 25.26 21.33
46 Auburn SEC (West) -5.43 7.21 1.78 20.00 15.03
47 California Pac-10 -3.91 5.59 1.68 20.61 18.03
48 Oklahoma Big 12 (South) -3.82 5.44 1.62 22.52 18.38
49 North Carolina ACC 0.84 0.77 1.61 25.64 22.96
50 Oregon State Pac-10 1.07 0.44 1.51 28.10 21.50
51 Mississippi SEC (West) 1.17 0.29 1.46 25.88 24.28
52 Miami (OH) MAC (East) -4.27 5.66 1.39 21.39 20.99
53 Wyoming WAC (Mountain) -3.59 4.85 1.26 20.16 19.69
54 Indiana Big Ten -0.99 1.77 0.78 24.58 23.22
55 Utah WAC (Pacific) 1.23 -0.65 0.58 27.31 24.15
56 Rice WAC (Mountain) -1.24 1.77 0.53 23.28 21.99
57 San Diego State WAC (Pacific) -2.86 3.28 0.42 21.66 20.92
58 Marshall MAC (East) 0.08 -0.12 -0.04 22.16 26.76
59 Louisville CUSA 10.49 -10.76 -0.28 36.55 36.95
60 Louisiana Tech Ind 8.92 -9.63 -0.70 40.28 36.88
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Kansas Big 12 (North) 2.72 -3.46 -0.74 30.24 28.89
62 Fresno State WAC (Pacific) -3.22 2.13 -1.09 23.28 21.77
63 Boston College Big East -0.53 -1.20 -1.73 24.59 23.93
64 Clemson ACC -4.75 2.80 -1.95 21.00 23.67
65 Baylor Big 12 (South) -3.05 0.60 -2.45 23.76 22.32
66 Southern Methodist WAC (Mountain) -6.33 3.74 -2.60 19.09 20.41
67 Iowa State Big 12 (North) -2.16 -0.45 -2.61 25.07 25.43
68 Stanford Pac-10 1.54 -4.24 -2.70 27.14 28.38
69 Idaho Big West 0.93 -4.30 -3.37 26.48 30.64
70 Iowa Big Ten -5.54 1.89 -3.65 20.54 23.46
71 Houston CUSA -0.76 -2.96 -3.72 24.26 27.22
72 Bowling Green State MAC (East) -0.55 -3.46 -4.00 23.75 33.16
73 Toledo MAC (West) -8.54 4.52 -4.02 13.98 23.36
74 Tulsa WAC (Mountain) -5.19 0.88 -4.31 21.84 24.07
75 Nevada Big West 1.22 -5.66 -4.45 30.07 31.57
76 East Carolina CUSA -1.81 -3.17 -4.98 21.78 28.60
77 Washington State Pac-10 -4.06 -1.69 -5.75 21.54 27.39
78 Northwestern Big Ten -4.88 -1.40 -6.28 21.49 26.59
79 Wake Forest ACC -2.62 -3.83 -6.45 21.97 29.18
80 Army CUSA -1.90 -4.71 -6.61 21.77 27.70
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Maryland ACC -6.24 -0.67 -6.90 18.46 25.09
82 Duke ACC -3.75 -3.18 -6.93 20.98 29.44
83 South Carolina SEC (East) -2.86 -4.10 -6.96 21.77 28.86
84 San Jose State WAC (Pacific) -3.05 -4.21 -7.26 22.19 32.36
85 Ohio MAC (East) -3.45 -4.13 -7.58 18.82 32.36
86 Western Michigan MAC (West) 4.79 -12.71 -7.92 25.26 39.12
87 Illinois Big Ten -8.84 0.91 -7.93 16.16 26.30
88 Rutgers Big East -6.28 -2.16 -8.44 17.62 31.87
89 Pittsburgh Big East -3.83 -4.90 -8.74 21.64 29.30
90 Texas-El Paso WAC (Pacific) -5.89 -3.02 -8.91 18.82 27.49
91 Memphis CUSA -4.76 -4.21 -8.97 19.62 29.07
92 Alabama-Birmingham Ind -6.02 -3.52 -9.54 17.68 29.60
93 Louisiana-Monroe Ind -8.19 -1.78 -9.97 14.59 30.77
94 Boise State Big West -0.25 -10.15 -10.39 21.89 35.39
95 Utah State Big West -6.97 -4.03 -11.00 17.48 29.28
96 Vanderbilt SEC (East) -9.22 -2.02 -11.23 15.59 30.82
97 Navy Ind -1.89 -9.45 -11.34 21.36 35.55
98 New Mexico State Big West 3.04 -14.67 -11.63 26.56 39.59
99 Central Michigan MAC (West) -9.13 -2.97 -12.10 12.83 31.89
100 North Texas Big West -11.24 -1.22 -12.45 14.18 25.67
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Temple Big East -5.87 -7.31 -13.18 17.40 33.41
102 Akron MAC (East) -5.52 -7.89 -13.41 17.44 36.29
103 New Mexico WAC (Pacific) -4.16 -9.37 -13.53 20.20 35.80
104 Cincinnati CUSA -3.92 -9.99 -13.91 21.93 39.71
105 Nevada-Las Vegas WAC (Mountain) -7.50 -7.93 -15.43 18.06 34.75
106 Arkansas State Ind -11.33 -4.95 -16.28 10.60 34.60
107 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind -8.48 -8.35 -16.84 14.17 41.69
108 Northern Illinois MAC (West) -12.56 -5.19 -17.75 9.60 34.68
109 Eastern Michigan MAC (West) -8.96 -9.31 -18.27 11.83 37.16
110 Ball State MAC (West) -13.48 -8.40 -21.88 9.17 37.57
111 Hawaii WAC (Pacific) -11.80 -10.29 -22.08 13.07 37.50
112 Kent State MAC (East) -15.07 -12.02 -27.09 7.10 47.37