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2002 School Ratings

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Carson Palmer (Southern California)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Jim Tressel (Ohio State)

AP Preseason #1: Miami (FL) ▪ AP Final #1: Ohio State

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.

117 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Southern California Pac-10 12.93 11.26 24.19 43.37 10.81 8.26 5.57 4.04 3.01 6.51 3.94
2 Miami (FL) Big East 14.02 6.33 20.35 44.95 17.78 8.29 4.75 5.26 4.05 7.17 3.92
3 Oklahoma Big 12 (South) 6.67 12.36 19.02 41.30 11.53 6.59 6.40 4.34 3.39 5.72 4.18
4 Georgia SEC (East) 6.94 11.23 18.18 36.67 13.28 7.53 6.59 3.52 3.10 5.81 4.20
5 Ohio State Big Ten 2.02 16.11 18.13 30.54 8.33 8.50 6.48 3.99 2.40 5.85 4.08
6 Texas Big 12 (South) 7.40 9.92 17.32 37.67 12.47 7.89 5.64 3.28 4.22 5.83 4.36
7 Kansas State Big 12 (North) 2.95 13.55 16.49 43.87 10.07 8.69 6.12 4.70 2.58 6.20 3.70
8 Iowa Big Ten 7.19 8.76 15.94 38.04 15.70 8.32 6.85 4.81 2.61 6.52 4.44
9 Alabama SEC (West) 5.61 10.20 15.80 34.32 13.67 8.05 6.56 4.43 2.71 6.18 4.11
10 Florida State ACC 8.99 5.87 14.86 36.86 17.52 7.16 7.20 4.82 3.96 6.25 5.03
11 Penn State Big Ten 4.78 9.81 14.59 37.11 13.94 6.83 6.12 5.59 2.98 6.52 4.04
12 Washington State Pac-10 8.63 4.84 13.47 36.13 18.76 7.67 6.22 3.85 3.30 6.33 4.29
13 Michigan Big Ten 6.91 6.52 13.44 34.62 16.99 6.59 6.74 4.24 3.52 5.73 4.62
14 North Carolina State ACC 5.18 7.68 12.86 33.32 16.68 6.92 6.19 3.61 3.66 5.64 4.33
15 Maryland ACC 2.72 10.00 12.73 33.71 16.24 7.56 7.18 4.46 3.75 6.00 4.82
16 Auburn SEC (West) 3.60 8.77 12.36 33.57 14.76 7.75 5.98 4.74 4.06 6.21 4.45
17 Boise State WAC 5.89 6.39 12.28 38.65 20.85 8.31 6.58 3.99 3.97 6.30 4.65
18 Colorado Big 12 (North) 5.62 6.16 11.77 32.86 16.39 6.01 6.08 4.96 4.45 5.76 4.68
19 Virginia Tech Big East 3.68 7.48 11.16 33.17 16.86 8.11 7.33 4.34 3.70 5.95 4.88
20 Notre Dame Ind -0.59 11.48 10.89 26.92 12.65 6.47 6.09 3.45 2.85 5.07 4.11
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Arkansas SEC (West) 4.60 5.73 10.33 32.54 18.03 6.39 7.09 4.98 3.50 5.90 4.77
22 California Pac-10 10.10 0.22 10.32 38.27 22.54 6.75 7.49 3.24 3.65 5.56 4.96
23 Pittsburgh Big East 1.79 8.20 9.99 28.16 15.39 7.26 6.21 3.39 3.41 5.41 4.25
24 Texas Tech Big 12 (South) 12.38 -2.86 9.53 43.57 28.00 7.00 7.41 3.66 4.57 6.38 5.36
25 Oregon State Pac-10 2.82 6.62 9.45 34.02 17.87 6.82 5.90 3.91 3.38 5.82 3.97
26 Boston College Big East 3.14 6.09 9.22 31.48 18.14 6.71 6.61 4.19 4.13 5.81 4.77
27 UCLA Pac-10 5.04 3.93 8.97 34.15 20.16 8.03 7.06 3.33 4.04 5.73 4.76
28 Virginia ACC 6.70 1.90 8.60 33.87 22.22 6.84 7.17 3.66 4.43 5.65 5.17
29 Florida SEC (East) 2.08 6.50 8.58 31.30 17.65 6.84 5.89 3.73 3.99 5.85 4.35
30 Wisconsin Big Ten 4.95 3.60 8.55 30.81 19.90 6.96 7.38 4.19 3.92 5.47 5.06
31 Washington Pac-10 5.35 3.01 8.36 33.11 20.95 6.76 7.44 2.10 3.45 5.30 4.75
32 Louisiana State SEC (West) 0.38 7.97 8.35 29.13 16.16 5.88 5.57 4.49 4.19 5.46 4.29
33 Purdue Big Ten 4.57 3.02 7.59 31.82 20.50 6.98 6.48 4.37 3.62 5.92 4.54
34 Tennessee SEC (East) -1.66 9.06 7.41 26.33 14.99 7.16 6.00 3.67 3.52 5.57 4.08
35 West Virginia Big East 2.93 4.37 7.30 32.56 20.67 5.84 6.93 4.96 3.85 5.63 4.91
36 South Florida Ind 0.57 6.55 7.11 29.84 19.55 5.64 7.03 3.15 2.64 4.98 4.30
37 Texas A&M Big 12 (South) 2.94 3.46 6.40 30.39 19.76 6.93 6.54 3.11 3.79 5.55 4.47
38 Iowa State Big 12 (North) 3.17 3.00 6.17 33.54 22.60 7.05 6.39 3.62 4.23 5.63 4.70
39 Texas Christian CUSA 2.16 3.74 5.90 28.09 21.73 6.04 6.23 3.49 2.55 4.95 3.86
40 Colorado State MWC 4.23 1.19 5.42 30.42 24.00 6.73 7.22 4.57 4.77 5.85 5.26
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Arizona State Pac-10 6.39 -1.01 5.38 35.52 25.00 7.25 6.99 2.64 4.02 5.64 4.81
42 Minnesota Big Ten 3.25 1.77 5.02 30.03 23.53 6.46 6.67 4.55 4.48 5.65 4.94
43 Oklahoma State Big 12 (South) 7.05 -2.24 4.81 35.72 25.46 7.00 7.23 4.01 4.02 6.08 5.00
44 Wake Forest ACC 3.40 1.41 4.81 29.58 22.46 7.19 7.59 4.27 4.23 5.43 5.30
45 Georgia Tech ACC -2.77 7.32 4.56 25.16 18.47 5.84 6.86 4.18 3.95 5.45 4.83
46 Oregon Pac-10 5.44 -0.93 4.51 34.00 25.34 6.74 8.10 3.88 3.86 5.72 5.26
47 Mississippi SEC (West) 3.50 0.94 4.44 30.58 23.36 7.03 7.43 2.78 4.03 5.56 4.90
48 Clemson ACC 2.40 1.76 4.16 29.18 24.14 6.28 6.86 3.28 4.03 5.26 4.69
49 Kentucky SEC (East) 5.25 -1.14 4.12 34.46 25.71 6.69 7.98 3.99 4.48 5.70 5.51
50 Nebraska Big 12 (North) 0.16 3.93 4.09 29.64 20.15 5.91 6.97 5.04 4.16 5.73 4.85
51 Missouri Big 12 (North) 4.89 -1.20 3.69 33.82 24.95 6.20 8.68 4.30 4.00 5.63 5.61
52 Toledo MAC (West) 5.34 -2.10 3.24 32.57 28.27 7.23 7.82 4.57 4.63 6.22 5.47
53 Marshall MAC (East) 5.77 -2.80 2.97 31.44 29.07 7.22 6.97 3.46 4.83 6.32 5.19
54 Air Force MWC 2.29 0.68 2.96 31.92 24.86 6.63 7.74 4.89 4.29 5.54 5.19
55 Cincinnati CUSA 2.58 0.26 2.84 30.67 23.98 7.15 6.64 3.41 4.14 5.65 4.72
56 Bowling Green State MAC (West) 6.17 -3.46 2.70 34.71 29.62 5.45 7.83 4.55 4.42 5.51 5.44
57 Hawaii WAC 8.35 -5.78 2.56 32.14 31.86 6.44 7.33 4.35 4.82 6.46 5.34
58 Illinois Big Ten 2.10 0.46 2.56 31.30 23.93 6.97 7.25 4.11 4.26 6.01 5.16
59 Tulane CUSA -3.00 3.91 0.91 23.30 23.52 5.12 6.43 2.33 4.99 4.27 5.07
60 South Carolina SEC (East) -3.91 4.81 0.90 23.19 19.57 6.95 6.66 4.18 4.27 5.65 4.82
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Louisville CUSA 0.14 0.63 0.77 27.53 24.36 5.89 6.89 2.64 3.24 4.79 4.33
62 Fresno State WAC 0.33 0.34 0.67 25.34 27.68 6.14 8.09 3.10 4.26 5.10 5.34
63 North Texas Sun Belt -7.99 8.60 0.61 17.98 17.36 5.29 6.58 3.68 3.97 4.57 4.48
64 Central Florida MAC (East) 2.92 -2.63 0.29 28.40 27.52 7.65 7.33 3.29 4.05 6.30 4.84
65 Miami (OH) MAC (East) 3.09 -2.86 0.23 30.29 27.87 6.69 8.20 2.98 4.53 5.40 5.86
66 Southern Mississippi CUSA -6.64 6.40 -0.24 20.73 18.39 6.16 6.58 3.41 4.56 5.04 4.77
67 Northern Illinois MAC (West) 1.05 -1.47 -0.42 27.26 27.21 6.76 8.36 3.87 3.92 5.25 5.52
68 Connecticut Ind -0.81 0.06 -0.75 28.51 25.30 6.05 7.01 3.07 4.22 5.03 4.96
69 Utah MWC -6.01 3.78 -2.23 20.16 21.61 5.21 7.21 3.63 3.49 4.93 4.59
70 Michigan State Big Ten -1.34 -1.33 -2.67 28.10 30.47 6.75 7.13 3.94 4.67 5.69 5.24
71 Arizona Pac-10 -5.28 2.55 -2.73 22.33 22.94 7.79 7.73 1.57 4.46 5.47 5.23
72 New Mexico MWC -4.07 1.04 -3.03 21.32 25.89 4.91 7.21 3.69 3.69 4.68 4.67
73 Stanford Pac-10 -2.86 -1.64 -4.50 26.04 27.99 5.27 7.37 3.63 4.36 4.81 5.16
74 Syracuse Big East 3.02 -7.65 -4.63 31.32 33.10 6.56 9.82 4.12 4.55 5.57 6.34
75 New Mexico State Sun Belt -0.22 -4.84 -5.05 23.97 31.51 7.38 8.17 3.96 5.29 5.58 5.95
76 Temple Big East -2.79 -2.44 -5.22 23.24 26.91 5.58 7.29 3.31 3.12 4.78 4.49
77 North Carolina ACC -3.33 -2.19 -5.52 23.36 30.38 7.02 9.18 2.93 5.05 5.45 6.00
78 Brigham Young MWC -5.20 -0.79 -5.99 19.78 28.26 5.17 7.31 3.03 4.32 4.81 4.89
79 Nevada WAC -0.38 -5.96 -6.33 23.97 32.74 6.49 8.89 3.46 5.02 5.65 6.10
80 Nevada-Las Vegas MWC -1.51 -4.95 -6.46 23.33 31.08 5.97 7.97 4.81 4.32 5.84 5.35
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Western Michigan MAC (West) -3.23 -3.43 -6.65 21.95 28.77 5.37 6.81 2.75 4.11 4.77 4.75
82 Duke ACC -5.97 -1.08 -7.05 20.32 26.83 5.35 7.85 3.66 3.54 4.97 5.19
83 San Jose State WAC 1.56 -8.70 -7.13 26.53 38.01 6.13 9.01 3.08 5.38 5.30 6.47
84 East Carolina CUSA 2.15 -9.30 -7.15 28.48 34.40 5.85 8.75 3.40 5.16 5.05 6.13
85 Mississippi State SEC (West) -4.41 -2.87 -7.28 23.42 27.48 5.80 7.00 3.35 4.05 5.11 4.65
86 Vanderbilt SEC (East) -3.83 -3.51 -7.34 23.42 28.99 6.37 7.94 4.28 4.84 5.48 5.62
87 San Diego State MWC -2.55 -4.89 -7.44 23.35 31.17 6.66 7.85 2.20 4.16 5.57 5.14
88 Memphis CUSA -4.08 -3.53 -7.61 23.92 29.53 5.82 6.84 3.40 5.36 5.27 5.32
89 Houston CUSA 0.26 -7.95 -7.70 25.96 34.51 7.07 9.16 3.69 4.70 5.58 6.22
90 Northwestern Big Ten -0.31 -7.74 -8.05 25.71 38.14 5.92 9.57 4.56 5.15 5.65 6.05
91 Ball State MAC (West) -5.86 -2.45 -8.30 18.09 29.12 4.95 8.39 3.31 5.20 4.52 6.04
92 Alabama-Birmingham CUSA -3.06 -5.72 -8.78 22.31 33.87 6.01 8.53 3.05 4.67 4.89 5.69
93 Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt -2.64 -6.33 -8.97 21.49 31.65 6.13 8.64 4.09 5.00 5.29 5.99
94 Akron MAC (East) -2.83 -6.59 -9.42 22.71 33.79 6.16 8.85 3.23 4.54 5.11 5.71
95 Rice WAC -7.30 -2.91 -10.21 16.26 29.71 5.76 8.10 3.69 4.13 4.52 5.37
96 Troy Ind -12.88 2.59 -10.29 12.67 23.26 3.90 7.22 3.21 3.41 3.99 4.38
97 Indiana Big Ten -1.70 -8.71 -10.42 23.72 35.49 6.17 7.30 3.31 5.31 5.24 5.71
98 Arkansas State Sun Belt -9.05 -1.43 -10.48 14.73 32.59 5.09 8.11 3.48 4.96 4.59 5.57
99 Ohio MAC (East) -6.26 -4.46 -10.71 20.46 33.14 5.61 8.36 3.72 4.71 4.60 5.61
100 Baylor Big 12 (South) -8.36 -2.67 -11.02 19.21 36.77 6.68 8.14 2.46 4.88 4.96 5.83
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Louisiana Tech WAC -1.33 -9.80 -11.13 24.49 36.97 6.04 9.07 3.98 4.60 5.86 5.93
102 Central Michigan MAC (West) -8.52 -3.37 -11.89 16.51 33.51 4.10 8.88 3.62 4.12 4.35 5.61
103 Utah State Ind 3.69 -15.66 -11.97 27.06 42.45 6.26 8.75 2.84 5.38 5.57 6.28
104 Navy Ind -3.50 -8.70 -12.20 24.66 38.51 6.75 10.17 4.74 4.68 5.55 6.21
105 Wyoming MWC -1.02 -11.25 -12.27 24.10 37.72 6.53 9.27 2.99 5.05 5.54 6.28
106 Idaho Sun Belt -2.64 -10.85 -13.50 21.75 38.04 5.89 9.87 3.05 5.52 5.26 6.70
107 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt -10.07 -3.73 -13.80 15.51 32.00 5.46 8.53 1.32 4.56 4.09 5.64
108 Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt -6.79 -7.01 -13.80 18.09 40.22 5.44 8.69 2.91 5.38 4.79 6.23
109 Kansas Big 12 (North) -5.04 -9.83 -14.87 20.99 40.10 4.83 9.20 2.85 5.88 4.29 6.63
110 Southern Methodist WAC -12.50 -3.84 -16.34 11.24 32.44 4.50 8.76 3.37 4.94 4.29 6.05
111 Kent State MAC (East) -11.24 -5.23 -16.47 13.18 37.22 4.10 7.74 4.84 5.46 5.04 5.80
112 Rutgers Big East -12.27 -4.58 -16.85 15.57 32.92 4.37 7.70 1.40 5.05 3.36 5.66
113 Texas-El Paso WAC -10.85 -7.25 -18.11 14.12 44.10 4.54 9.12 2.84 5.25 4.10 6.31
114 Tulsa WAC -8.78 -9.62 -18.40 14.23 37.70 4.53 8.09 2.76 6.28 4.21 6.42
115 Buffalo MAC (East) -11.13 -9.23 -20.36 13.68 38.40 4.12 8.83 2.39 5.28 3.87 6.04
116 Eastern Michigan MAC (West) -4.02 -16.62 -20.64 19.36 50.04 5.51 10.69 2.92 6.56 4.89 7.52
117 Army CUSA -9.15 -13.49 -22.64 15.65 43.67 4.80 8.49 2.84 5.15 4.34 5.84