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2004 School Ratings

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Matt Leinart (Southern California)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Urban Meyer (Utah)

AP Preseason #1: Southern California ▪ 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.

120 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 11.18 14.88 26.06 46.12 7.50 9.46 4.45 5.01 2.85 7.05 3.70
2 Utah MWC 16.73 5.03 21.76 47.21 20.05 9.83 5.82 5.19 4.37 7.11 4.97
3 California Pac-10 9.23 12.03 21.26 41.76 10.95 9.66 5.78 6.00 2.91 7.57 4.39
4 Oklahoma Big 12 (South) 8.00 13.24 21.23 38.87 10.59 8.59 5.81 5.02 2.92 6.55 4.29
5 Auburn SEC (West) 6.69 13.18 19.86 35.39 10.79 10.64 5.82 4.25 3.28 6.68 4.46
6 Texas Big 12 (South) 9.01 10.26 19.27 38.54 13.66 7.55 6.09 5.86 3.19 6.48 4.58
7 Miami (FL) ACC 8.34 9.69 18.03 38.28 12.42 8.49 5.49 4.07 3.52 6.20 4.28
8 Louisville CUSA 10.61 6.60 17.21 46.88 17.96 9.26 5.87 5.36 3.19 7.04 4.38
9 Arizona State Pac-10 8.95 6.32 15.28 38.05 17.60 8.81 5.25 3.76 3.74 6.37 4.42
10 Florida State ACC 2.33 12.67 15.00 29.41 10.81 6.86 5.81 4.25 2.28 5.57 3.93
11 Iowa Big Ten 4.43 9.96 14.39 30.57 14.53 8.46 5.37 2.09 2.87 5.10 4.15
12 Virginia Tech ACC 1.42 12.68 14.10 34.89 10.02 8.07 5.30 4.11 3.28 5.72 4.04
13 Boise State WAC 13.62 0.43 14.04 45.75 23.28 9.26 6.69 4.06 3.75 6.19 5.21
14 Virginia ACC 4.72 8.85 13.57 34.43 15.35 8.14 6.78 5.21 3.66 6.39 4.97
15 Texas Tech Big 12 (South) 11.01 1.87 12.88 40.59 21.60 7.69 5.07 4.19 4.07 6.62 4.52
16 Georgia SEC (East) 4.02 8.64 12.66 32.56 15.28 8.83 6.02 4.07 3.19 6.20 4.42
17 Michigan Big Ten 8.92 3.31 12.24 35.39 19.78 7.29 5.98 3.95 3.77 5.42 4.72
18 Texas A&M Big 12 (South) 5.70 6.37 12.07 33.22 17.28 8.92 5.85 4.78 3.43 6.74 4.58
19 Louisiana State SEC (West) 3.79 8.11 11.89 33.77 15.76 8.35 4.90 4.74 3.23 6.25 3.93
20 Oregon State Pac-10 7.25 4.56 11.80 35.24 18.34 8.16 4.41 2.90 3.38 5.87 3.89
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Tennessee SEC (East) 8.75 2.94 11.69 34.74 20.48 8.20 6.25 4.81 3.42 6.27 4.87
22 Ohio State Big Ten 2.71 8.60 11.31 29.47 15.32 7.61 5.32 4.03 3.77 5.55 4.55
23 Purdue Big Ten 3.98 6.95 10.93 35.94 15.83 8.57 6.43 3.52 3.62 6.17 5.09
24 Oklahoma State Big 12 (South) 7.46 2.18 9.64 36.77 21.71 9.30 6.64 4.77 4.61 6.08 5.43
25 UCLA Pac-10 9.61 0.01 9.61 36.78 21.49 8.62 5.61 5.03 5.30 6.63 5.37
26 Florida SEC (East) 5.60 3.98 9.58 35.00 19.75 8.36 5.64 4.53 3.79 6.48 4.57
27 Fresno State WAC 5.61 3.94 9.55 36.11 20.17 6.95 5.65 4.83 4.33 5.79 4.80
28 Wisconsin Big Ten -1.08 9.76 8.69 25.11 14.67 6.84 5.03 3.69 4.09 4.92 4.52
29 Arkansas SEC (West) 6.15 0.43 6.58 35.24 22.85 9.06 7.58 4.45 4.45 6.34 5.66
30 Georgia Tech ACC -0.39 6.81 6.41 26.80 16.51 6.93 5.48 4.09 3.30 5.43 4.32
31 Stanford Pac-10 -2.00 8.27 6.27 27.39 14.12 7.85 6.10 2.76 3.69 5.42 4.67
32 Notre Dame Ind 2.81 3.41 6.22 30.77 19.52 8.26 7.02 3.50 2.95 5.58 5.04
33 North Carolina State ACC 0.87 5.16 6.04 29.34 18.52 7.07 4.58 3.93 2.89 5.42 3.43
34 Alabama SEC (West) -1.93 7.70 5.77 27.09 16.26 6.86 5.08 4.23 3.42 5.25 3.90
35 Minnesota Big Ten 3.63 2.11 5.74 32.51 22.53 8.81 6.92 5.14 4.13 6.49 5.57
36 Texas-El Paso WAC 4.73 0.93 5.65 31.69 23.64 7.66 6.13 3.09 4.03 5.31 4.84
37 Bowling Green State MAC (West) 6.44 -0.93 5.50 37.27 27.40 7.70 7.16 3.95 4.38 6.10 5.61
38 Boston College Big East -0.85 6.12 5.28 23.33 18.77 6.66 6.18 3.21 4.02 5.00 4.91
39 West Virginia Big East 3.66 1.60 5.27 29.65 23.17 7.42 5.97 4.92 4.55 5.85 5.02
40 Clemson ACC 1.61 3.62 5.23 28.35 19.69 6.57 5.39 3.46 3.40 5.03 4.19
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Kansas Big 12 (North) -1.10 6.15 5.05 27.00 17.17 6.26 6.55 2.85 3.19 4.63 4.73
42 Colorado Big 12 (North) 1.54 3.42 4.96 27.53 21.59 7.24 6.90 3.75 3.88 5.46 5.27
43 Oregon Pac-10 3.38 1.22 4.60 30.78 21.61 7.71 6.01 4.15 3.57 5.85 4.55
44 North Carolina ACC 7.42 -2.96 4.47 33.68 27.14 8.40 7.01 5.14 5.18 6.65 5.88
45 New Mexico MWC -4.65 8.90 4.24 21.41 14.75 6.43 5.29 3.75 3.19 4.84 4.14
46 Brigham Young MWC 1.95 2.23 4.18 29.14 21.29 8.20 5.69 3.04 3.94 5.66 4.76
47 South Carolina SEC (East) -1.09 4.93 3.85 25.93 19.67 8.42 5.68 4.11 4.10 5.84 4.82
48 Maryland ACC -3.87 7.40 3.54 22.94 18.07 7.12 6.32 3.03 3.26 4.82 4.41
49 Penn State Big Ten -6.67 9.91 3.24 20.58 14.15 6.08 5.28 3.62 3.72 4.77 4.26
50 Pittsburgh Big East 2.19 0.76 2.96 25.92 24.69 7.40 6.79 2.34 4.18 4.87 5.37
51 Washington State Pac-10 4.34 -1.67 2.67 31.13 25.06 7.98 6.00 3.60 3.55 5.72 4.50
52 Michigan State Big Ten 4.19 -1.89 2.30 31.91 26.29 7.11 6.58 5.64 5.00 6.28 5.59
53 Cincinnati CUSA -0.07 2.36 2.29 26.56 25.45 6.77 7.02 4.13 4.54 5.32 5.52
54 Iowa State Big 12 (North) -2.86 4.95 2.08 21.89 20.26 6.52 6.25 3.14 3.90 4.55 4.79
55 Kansas State Big 12 (North) 7.73 -5.70 2.04 33.68 29.33 6.86 7.78 4.27 4.32 5.36 5.58
56 Northwestern Big Ten 3.14 -1.44 1.71 28.80 24.91 6.82 6.24 4.66 3.88 5.69 4.98
57 Wake Forest ACC -1.56 3.14 1.58 25.21 22.31 7.11 6.89 4.49 4.58 5.51 5.53
58 Wyoming MWC 0.37 1.19 1.56 27.60 24.25 7.97 6.36 2.81 4.52 5.20 5.23
59 Nebraska Big 12 (North) -0.43 1.75 1.32 27.47 26.14 6.68 6.77 4.71 3.47 5.66 5.08
60 Memphis CUSA 7.81 -6.53 1.28 32.17 32.50 6.92 7.82 4.69 3.97 5.88 5.66
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Missouri Big 12 (North) -3.75 5.03 1.27 23.74 19.52 5.89 6.07 3.90 4.21 4.91 4.93
62 Navy Ind -1.63 2.83 1.20 23.84 23.69 9.43 6.97 4.51 4.55 5.39 5.53
63 Connecticut Big East 0.03 0.81 0.83 27.19 25.18 6.99 6.84 3.60 4.33 5.49 5.25
64 Hawaii WAC 6.79 -6.23 0.56 32.26 37.27 6.91 6.94 4.20 5.62 6.09 6.09
65 Air Force MWC 5.57 -5.04 0.52 31.44 30.38 9.33 7.42 4.46 5.09 5.80 6.00
66 Arizona Pac-10 -5.90 6.27 0.37 21.19 18.00 7.35 6.39 3.50 3.23 5.24 4.63
67 Colorado State MWC -0.07 0.15 0.08 26.75 26.62 8.95 5.66 3.07 5.32 5.82 5.43
68 Northern Illinois MAC (West) 4.84 -4.78 0.06 28.11 30.73 7.06 7.13 4.43 5.14 5.55 5.86
69 Louisiana Tech WAC -1.08 1.07 0.00 25.76 28.41 7.52 6.74 4.53 4.56 5.77 5.43
70 Syracuse Big East 0.83 -0.90 -0.07 26.71 28.62 6.60 7.67 4.41 4.85 5.37 5.85
71 Troy Sun Belt -3.95 3.48 -0.47 20.72 22.26 5.86 6.28 3.21 3.61 4.27 4.73
72 Southern Mississippi CUSA -1.95 0.86 -1.09 23.35 24.28 5.93 6.36 3.72 4.41 4.75 5.18
73 Toledo MAC (West) 2.64 -4.29 -1.65 28.15 33.42 7.94 7.75 3.30 4.65 5.59 5.96
74 Miami (OH) MAC (East) -0.48 -1.45 -1.93 26.11 27.73 7.32 7.32 2.70 4.47 5.21 5.59
75 Alabama-Birmingham CUSA 2.47 -4.63 -2.15 28.07 30.31 8.30 7.39 3.89 3.93 6.02 5.51
76 Mississippi SEC (West) -2.74 0.58 -2.17 22.82 23.51 6.51 6.33 3.95 4.46 5.17 5.25
77 San Diego State MWC -4.01 1.43 -2.57 21.67 23.13 6.69 5.74 3.28 3.70 5.09 4.64
78 Texas Christian CUSA 5.27 -8.31 -3.04 31.38 33.24 8.06 7.96 3.61 3.17 5.62 5.39
79 Illinois Big Ten -3.90 -0.63 -4.53 22.85 26.71 5.97 6.53 3.72 4.88 4.78 5.49
80 Marshall MAC (East) -3.19 -1.55 -4.74 21.66 25.36 5.60 7.29 2.78 4.02 4.37 5.36
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Indiana Big Ten -0.28 -4.70 -4.98 27.06 29.70 7.52 7.41 3.04 5.01 4.82 6.06
82 New Mexico State Sun Belt -1.70 -4.25 -5.95 23.91 36.00 7.77 7.68 3.08 5.79 5.33 6.25
83 Washington Pac-10 -7.58 1.31 -6.27 20.32 23.56 6.28 5.43 3.51 4.42 4.85 4.67
84 Houston CUSA -5.83 -1.01 -6.84 19.74 28.73 7.65 7.49 3.36 4.65 5.28 5.64
85 North Texas Sun Belt -1.83 -5.07 -6.90 21.35 35.94 7.17 7.45 3.77 5.39 5.13 6.14
86 Mississippi State SEC (West) -8.35 1.38 -6.97 17.78 24.75 5.87 6.33 4.22 4.53 5.02 5.08
87 Florida Atlantic Sun Belt -8.68 1.68 -6.99 14.33 25.61 7.86 7.22 1.99 4.33 4.81 5.55
88 South Florida CUSA -2.42 -4.61 -7.03 21.79 31.33 5.73 7.92 4.46 4.00 5.04 5.56
89 Kentucky SEC (East) -5.21 -2.05 -7.26 21.06 28.23 6.02 7.13 3.47 4.99 4.76 5.71
90 Vanderbilt SEC (East) -4.18 -3.10 -7.28 21.62 26.43 7.67 6.97 3.61 4.97 5.31 5.75
91 Baylor Big 12 (South) -1.49 -6.03 -7.51 23.36 33.72 6.40 7.71 3.01 4.45 4.76 5.58
92 Kent State MAC (East) -3.72 -3.81 -7.53 23.75 30.79 5.73 7.47 3.40 4.43 4.69 5.41
93 Tulsa WAC 0.00 -7.57 -7.57 25.16 32.32 6.44 6.57 3.38 5.06 4.72 5.63
94 Duke ACC -3.59 -4.46 -8.04 22.20 28.24 6.48 7.55 2.90 5.03 4.60 5.94
95 Tulane CUSA -1.39 -6.73 -8.12 23.12 33.53 7.16 7.23 3.39 4.52 5.32 5.58
96 Rutgers Big East -1.10 -7.06 -8.16 23.24 33.03 7.12 7.96 1.88 4.50 4.93 5.97
97 Nevada-Las Vegas MWC -3.57 -4.65 -8.21 22.97 31.18 6.37 5.85 4.03 4.58 5.09 5.06
98 Akron MAC (East) -2.02 -7.05 -9.06 21.82 36.98 6.99 7.63 2.25 6.05 4.74 6.62
99 Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt -4.49 -4.70 -9.19 18.38 33.85 7.01 8.64 2.19 4.77 4.87 6.37
100 Rice WAC -2.01 -7.30 -9.31 22.61 33.28 6.16 7.95 4.27 4.26 4.92 5.80
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Nevada WAC -2.01 -7.92 -9.93 24.30 35.76 6.73 7.90 3.30 5.20 5.11 6.09
102 Southern Methodist WAC -9.81 -1.14 -10.95 15.89 32.93 6.68 7.55 3.01 4.98 4.79 6.04
103 Temple Big East -4.06 -7.26 -11.33 21.20 35.70 6.82 8.23 3.84 5.51 5.26 6.41
104 Army CUSA -3.73 -7.63 -11.36 20.87 34.15 6.04 7.54 4.89 5.20 5.57 6.09
105 East Carolina CUSA -4.12 -8.77 -12.89 20.67 38.97 6.38 8.98 2.62 4.68 4.64 6.13
106 Ohio MAC (East) -9.91 -3.33 -13.25 14.76 28.65 5.77 6.80 2.15 4.46 3.98 5.22
107 Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt -8.13 -5.28 -13.40 14.24 33.22 5.69 6.50 2.92 5.52 4.42 5.78
108 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt -8.33 -5.35 -13.67 13.44 31.11 5.64 6.67 2.96 5.98 4.47 6.09
109 San Jose State WAC 1.31 -15.70 -14.39 25.97 42.09 7.50 7.78 3.52 5.66 5.16 6.14
110 Utah State Sun Belt -10.22 -4.33 -14.55 12.99 33.26 6.54 8.01 1.70 5.03 4.27 6.01
111 Ball State MAC (West) -8.95 -6.35 -15.30 15.27 38.74 5.86 8.88 2.26 5.69 4.04 6.74
112 Arkansas State Sun Belt -7.23 -8.82 -16.05 16.37 38.63 6.64 8.68 3.53 5.28 5.08 6.42
113 Eastern Michigan MAC (West) 0.19 -17.20 -17.01 21.73 46.06 5.50 8.45 3.36 5.24 4.68 6.42
114 Central Michigan MAC (West) -6.48 -10.59 -17.07 15.32 37.38 5.74 8.50 3.12 4.62 4.51 6.09
115 Idaho Sun Belt -8.75 -8.86 -17.61 14.83 42.37 6.11 7.93 2.76 5.77 4.45 6.47
116 Western Michigan MAC (West) -7.94 -10.87 -18.81 17.67 41.83 6.24 9.59 2.40 6.10 4.63 7.32
117 Florida A&M Ind -8.15 -13.51 -21.65 15.79 45.41 6.08 8.95 2.87 6.01 4.90 6.83
118 Central Florida MAC (East) -10.43 -11.25 -21.68 14.17 37.47 6.67 8.69 1.84 5.40 4.05 6.54
119 Buffalo MAC (East) -13.80 -8.15 -21.95 11.40 36.53 4.42 7.83 2.96 5.45 3.73 6.13
120 Florida International Sun Belt -5.29 -17.16 -22.45 15.98 44.10 5.58 8.85 3.09 5.84 4.67 6.81