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2003 School Ratings

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National Champions: Louisiana State (BCS, NFF, USA-ESPN), Southern California (AP, FWAA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Jason White (Oklahoma)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Nick Saban (Louisiana State)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Southern California

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 16.29 6.85 23.14 44.70 16.67 9.03 6.38 5.14 1.71 7.05 4.25
2 Louisiana State SEC (West) 6.12 14.73 20.85 37.06 7.97 8.33 4.96 4.72 2.05 6.17 3.63
3 Oklahoma Big 12 (South) 8.33 11.95 20.27 45.66 11.61 9.02 4.48 3.95 3.22 6.32 3.84
4 Florida State ACC 7.01 10.74 17.75 38.68 11.57 8.50 5.76 4.04 3.00 6.23 4.26
5 Georgia SEC (East) 5.73 11.74 17.46 33.74 10.45 8.23 5.40 4.01 2.81 5.86 4.05
6 Michigan Big Ten 6.21 9.88 16.10 38.19 13.49 7.39 5.41 4.91 3.18 6.01 4.34
7 Kansas State Big 12 (North) 8.03 7.72 15.74 38.29 15.53 8.96 5.68 5.01 3.03 6.41 4.24
8 Texas Big 12 (South) 7.66 7.70 15.35 41.89 17.72 8.71 5.83 5.07 3.38 6.43 4.41
9 Iowa Big Ten 4.72 9.94 14.66 33.07 12.71 6.95 5.91 4.60 2.31 5.41 4.06
10 Miami (FL) Big East 2.43 12.04 14.47 31.32 10.83 7.04 5.08 4.81 3.12 5.83 3.85
11 Miami (OH) MAC (East) 9.63 4.59 14.21 41.45 20.40 8.74 6.67 3.86 3.43 6.44 5.07
12 Ohio State Big Ten 4.78 9.22 14.00 31.00 13.75 7.82 5.59 3.82 1.72 5.47 3.86
13 Maryland ACC 2.91 10.00 12.92 33.79 13.48 8.36 6.08 4.61 3.57 6.11 4.60
14 Arkansas SEC (West) 9.34 3.33 12.67 38.33 19.65 8.53 5.49 5.50 3.50 6.46 4.50
15 Washington State Pac-10 6.16 6.15 12.31 32.43 17.62 7.63 5.12 3.68 2.64 5.60 3.98
16 Minnesota Big Ten 10.99 0.89 11.88 40.94 22.84 9.55 6.45 5.76 3.46 6.85 5.01
17 Tennessee SEC (East) 4.50 7.03 11.53 33.72 16.37 7.77 5.68 4.14 3.35 5.92 4.41
18 Nebraska Big 12 (North) 0.31 10.87 11.18 27.41 12.65 7.91 5.17 4.39 3.39 5.23 4.25
19 Mississippi SEC (West) 7.02 3.97 10.99 35.74 18.33 8.55 7.61 4.20 2.66 6.28 5.20
20 Purdue Big Ten 3.49 7.30 10.79 32.35 15.44 7.32 6.31 3.96 2.25 5.40 4.27
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Florida SEC (East) 5.30 5.37 10.67 36.32 16.86 8.52 6.13 4.77 3.81 6.50 4.80
22 Clemson ACC 2.22 8.27 10.49 32.10 15.37 7.81 6.05 4.02 3.44 5.98 4.56
23 North Carolina State ACC 13.25 -2.84 10.41 41.27 25.56 9.52 6.84 3.49 3.63 6.86 5.20
24 Virginia ACC 3.90 6.25 10.15 32.17 16.35 7.35 6.41 4.05 4.09 5.78 5.02
25 Utah MWC 5.51 4.50 10.01 30.62 19.43 8.16 6.57 3.84 3.86 5.49 5.06
26 California Pac-10 8.29 1.44 9.73 35.91 21.78 8.50 6.96 4.88 3.63 6.49 5.26
27 Oklahoma State Big 12 (South) 6.96 2.36 9.32 36.08 23.04 7.51 6.71 5.30 4.12 6.22 5.26
28 Boise State WAC 4.70 4.23 8.92 38.42 22.00 9.19 6.11 3.35 3.55 6.12 4.85
29 Virginia Tech Big East 7.25 1.66 8.91 36.49 22.06 8.32 7.21 5.34 3.52 6.52 5.08
30 Auburn SEC (West) -2.34 10.43 8.09 30.23 12.64 8.09 6.27 5.12 2.47 6.12 4.20
31 Oregon State Pac-10 6.51 1.47 7.98 34.49 22.16 8.15 5.33 3.74 2.40 5.87 3.89
32 Michigan State Big Ten 4.22 3.73 7.95 31.84 20.12 7.20 7.06 3.61 2.93 5.65 4.94
33 Texas Tech Big 12 (South) 14.67 -7.17 7.50 43.99 30.58 8.17 7.56 4.65 4.67 7.12 5.93
34 West Virginia Big East 3.78 2.73 6.51 31.81 21.25 8.29 6.62 4.78 3.49 5.91 5.07
35 Missouri Big 12 (North) 2.45 4.00 6.45 30.14 19.15 6.03 6.01 5.43 4.01 5.74 4.83
36 Wisconsin Big Ten 4.13 2.32 6.44 32.16 20.11 8.86 6.28 4.64 3.61 6.08 4.93
37 Pittsburgh Big East 4.29 1.81 6.10 31.25 21.89 8.89 6.85 3.23 4.36 5.98 5.41
38 Boston College Big East 5.16 0.53 5.69 31.34 23.16 7.63 6.55 4.31 3.18 5.77 4.79
39 Georgia Tech ACC -1.42 7.02 5.60 26.62 16.11 6.33 6.24 4.43 2.72 5.28 4.40
40 Oregon Pac-10 2.92 2.40 5.32 29.63 24.60 8.00 6.72 3.95 2.92 5.79 4.88
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Alabama SEC (West) 3.95 1.32 5.27 31.94 20.51 7.19 6.35 4.71 3.65 5.74 4.93
42 Colorado State MWC 4.64 0.27 4.91 31.30 24.10 9.28 7.31 4.75 4.34 6.53 5.57
43 Bowling Green State MAC (West) 3.06 1.84 4.90 31.75 22.81 7.66 6.88 4.61 4.85 6.11 5.61
44 New Mexico MWC 2.14 2.60 4.74 30.93 22.82 8.41 6.59 4.60 2.84 5.91 4.77
45 Wake Forest ACC 5.34 -1.14 4.19 32.87 24.58 7.67 6.90 4.67 4.41 5.60 5.53
46 Syracuse Big East 0.96 3.15 4.11 27.61 22.66 6.77 6.43 4.51 3.32 5.44 4.69
47 Connecticut Ind 3.89 -0.15 3.73 29.58 25.73 6.74 6.15 4.27 4.20 5.64 4.96
48 Southern Mississippi CUSA -4.76 8.34 3.58 22.01 17.80 7.42 6.12 2.96 3.78 4.81 4.77
49 Memphis CUSA 0.35 2.96 3.31 26.25 22.34 6.93 6.17 4.27 3.18 5.56 4.54
50 Washington Pac-10 1.82 1.49 3.30 28.42 25.79 6.99 7.30 3.76 4.13 5.34 5.54
51 South Carolina SEC (East) 1.18 2.09 3.27 28.89 21.67 7.30 6.48 4.57 4.23 5.72 5.13
52 Notre Dame Ind -1.36 4.48 3.12 26.75 21.48 5.96 7.17 4.84 3.06 5.25 4.67
53 Texas Christian CUSA 2.55 0.28 2.83 26.31 24.30 8.15 7.95 3.82 3.02 5.43 5.46
54 Northern Illinois MAC (West) 3.57 -1.02 2.54 28.47 25.78 7.13 7.48 3.11 4.08 4.93 5.54
55 Marshall MAC (East) 1.65 0.78 2.42 26.61 24.91 7.53 7.01 4.44 4.52 5.85 5.34
56 Colorado Big 12 (North) 5.33 -3.88 1.45 31.34 28.35 8.23 7.46 2.73 3.94 5.48 5.62
57 Louisville CUSA 5.58 -4.26 1.32 30.80 29.36 8.29 7.46 5.67 4.74 6.87 5.96
58 Air Force MWC 0.10 1.04 1.14 27.41 23.41 6.84 7.01 4.83 4.24 5.23 5.35
59 Penn State Big Ten -4.66 5.42 0.77 24.26 18.57 6.08 5.53 4.33 4.10 5.14 4.73
60 UCLA Pac-10 -2.81 3.37 0.56 22.05 21.03 6.56 5.99 3.04 3.17 4.67 4.36
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Toledo MAC (West) 2.27 -1.88 0.39 29.36 27.60 7.56 7.62 4.33 4.48 6.05 5.78
62 Hawaii WAC 6.60 -6.39 0.21 30.49 32.09 6.70 7.48 4.26 3.93 6.04 5.41
63 Northwestern Big Ten -1.79 1.88 0.09 24.61 21.32 6.71 7.28 4.93 3.73 5.54 5.42
64 Kentucky SEC (East) 2.36 -2.52 -0.16 28.85 25.78 6.48 6.72 3.52 3.91 4.96 5.05
65 Nevada-Las Vegas MWC -3.06 2.80 -0.26 22.36 21.79 5.85 6.68 3.31 3.39 4.45 4.90
66 Kansas Big 12 (North) 3.99 -4.58 -0.59 30.16 29.88 8.19 7.05 4.29 5.01 6.08 5.86
67 Tulsa WAC 1.09 -1.72 -0.63 26.22 29.92 6.51 6.48 4.65 4.59 5.43 5.32
68 North Texas Sun Belt -1.08 0.28 -0.81 24.57 25.23 8.80 7.44 3.96 3.12 5.39 5.13
69 Arizona State Pac-10 -0.01 -0.85 -0.86 26.39 25.85 7.40 7.67 4.19 3.80 5.86 5.46
70 Rutgers Big East 2.96 -4.61 -1.65 28.93 28.99 6.89 7.51 3.47 4.20 5.05 5.58
71 Fresno State WAC -3.18 1.50 -1.69 20.75 23.22 5.62 6.27 4.18 4.91 4.90 5.42
72 Navy Ind -1.11 -0.62 -1.73 24.88 25.45 7.60 6.87 5.10 4.51 5.59 5.42
73 San Diego State MWC -7.19 4.88 -2.31 18.35 20.18 5.85 5.63 3.76 3.72 4.88 4.56
74 Stanford Pac-10 -5.48 2.66 -2.82 19.71 26.60 5.54 6.80 3.34 4.10 4.36 5.48
75 Brigham Young MWC -5.08 2.13 -2.95 20.66 23.66 6.14 6.33 3.50 3.10 4.85 4.39
76 Duke ACC -4.87 1.85 -3.02 21.64 24.71 5.94 6.96 3.94 4.18 4.75 5.37
77 Texas A&M Big 12 (South) 0.09 -3.55 -3.46 28.33 33.04 8.24 7.34 4.40 4.44 5.99 5.45
78 South Florida CUSA -3.39 -0.59 -3.98 22.39 25.51 5.34 5.93 3.23 3.49 4.23 4.46
79 Houston CUSA 6.27 -10.50 -4.23 31.58 38.20 8.39 8.18 4.10 5.23 5.67 6.36
80 North Carolina ACC 4.82 -9.97 -5.15 31.83 34.42 7.24 8.83 4.99 4.78 6.17 6.30
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Louisiana Tech WAC 0.17 -5.48 -5.31 25.35 33.96 7.45 8.53 4.59 5.43 6.23 6.68
82 Nevada WAC -2.17 -3.30 -5.46 20.12 30.89 6.41 7.79 4.01 4.33 5.11 5.71
83 Alabama-Birmingham CUSA -4.53 -0.94 -5.47 19.86 26.62 7.87 6.77 3.62 4.90 5.47 5.73
84 Wyoming MWC 0.08 -5.67 -5.59 25.29 29.91 7.50 7.43 2.87 5.06 5.37 5.95
85 Vanderbilt SEC (East) -4.07 -1.78 -5.85 24.18 27.96 7.36 6.90 4.16 4.09 5.48 5.23
86 Cincinnati CUSA -1.12 -4.81 -5.93 24.16 29.40 6.10 6.78 3.82 4.10 4.89 5.16
87 Akron MAC (East) 3.77 -9.73 -5.96 31.12 34.51 7.82 7.32 3.44 5.25 5.72 6.15
88 Western Michigan MAC (West) -0.38 -6.02 -6.40 25.74 32.91 8.01 8.10 2.37 4.44 5.70 5.82
89 Rice WAC -0.68 -6.28 -6.96 24.12 33.94 7.07 7.39 5.02 4.95 5.47 5.99
90 Troy Ind -10.71 3.56 -7.15 14.08 24.24 5.33 6.47 3.59 3.57 4.29 5.07
91 Arizona Pac-10 -7.87 -0.12 -7.99 19.27 31.52 5.99 7.90 4.90 3.92 5.34 5.51
92 Illinois Big Ten -4.97 -3.65 -8.63 21.88 30.30 6.41 7.51 4.12 4.37 5.33 5.58
93 Kent State MAC (East) 0.81 -9.46 -8.65 24.66 34.96 6.57 7.84 3.21 5.11 4.83 6.16
94 Tulane CUSA 1.96 -11.13 -9.17 25.53 37.78 6.92 7.26 3.74 5.09 5.45 5.95
95 Baylor Big 12 (South) -8.28 -1.18 -9.46 16.23 34.44 6.13 7.35 2.73 5.11 4.19 6.14
96 Mississippi State SEC (West) -4.28 -5.25 -9.53 22.44 34.53 6.66 8.45 4.36 4.04 5.48 5.90
97 Indiana Big Ten -7.83 -2.05 -9.87 18.46 30.11 6.46 9.02 3.83 4.44 4.74 6.17
98 Iowa State Big 12 (North) -8.73 -1.55 -10.27 17.90 31.15 6.12 7.32 3.45 4.96 4.68 5.90
99 Ball State MAC (West) -5.50 -4.81 -10.31 19.79 32.04 6.16 6.64 2.84 5.01 4.60 5.44
100 Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt 2.34 -12.79 -10.45 26.62 36.54 7.52 7.99 3.46 4.44 5.20 6.02
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 San Jose State WAC -4.35 -6.32 -10.67 19.96 38.59 6.50 8.70 2.91 5.03 4.99 6.66
102 Utah State Sun Belt -6.85 -3.90 -10.75 20.04 29.88 6.35 6.46 3.48 3.75 5.05 4.89
103 New Mexico State Sun Belt -7.48 -3.65 -11.13 18.05 30.19 8.34 7.36 4.39 4.32 5.66 5.63
104 Temple Big East -5.54 -6.41 -11.95 20.66 31.14 6.26 7.77 3.56 4.51 4.97 5.80
105 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt -6.43 -5.62 -12.05 18.26 36.03 5.58 7.24 2.96 5.11 4.35 6.08
106 Ohio MAC (East) -6.69 -6.85 -13.54 18.13 31.98 7.36 7.53 3.15 4.20 4.43 5.42
107 Idaho Sun Belt -8.56 -5.68 -14.24 15.11 30.63 6.55 7.21 3.66 5.39 5.20 6.04
108 Arkansas State Sun Belt -10.32 -4.18 -14.49 15.04 37.96 5.11 7.72 4.03 4.20 4.53 5.82
109 East Carolina CUSA -8.70 -7.32 -16.02 17.08 35.08 5.82 8.04 3.19 4.72 4.37 5.92
110 Central Florida MAC (East) -9.45 -6.92 -16.37 14.95 32.90 6.17 8.14 2.79 4.42 4.69 5.77
111 Central Michigan MAC (West) -4.59 -12.34 -16.93 19.56 38.73 5.75 8.17 3.82 5.79 4.72 6.57
112 Eastern Michigan MAC (West) -11.14 -6.66 -17.79 13.15 33.81 5.10 7.80 2.50 4.98 3.76 5.87
113 Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt -4.60 -13.59 -18.19 18.74 44.42 5.82 8.97 3.16 4.42 4.54 6.17
114 Buffalo MAC (East) -12.56 -5.90 -18.46 12.85 37.00 4.56 8.21 3.62 5.69 4.05 6.63
115 Southern Methodist WAC -16.68 -1.86 -18.53 6.88 32.29 5.00 8.07 2.57 4.20 3.48 5.72
116 Texas-El Paso WAC -6.36 -14.43 -20.78 17.41 42.92 5.89 8.94 3.60 4.82 4.65 6.47
117 Army CUSA -12.72 -9.43 -22.15 12.83 36.90 5.00 8.63 1.74 4.42 3.63 6.05