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2012 School Ratings

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National Champion: Alabama (AP, BCS, FWAA, NFF, USA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Brian Kelly (Notre Dame)

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

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.

124 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Alabama SEC (West) 6.53 17.98 24.51 43.90 6.55 9.05 5.94 5.06 3.12 7.02 4.00
2 Oregon Pac-12 (North) 17.21 6.22 23.43 53.39 17.73 7.56 6.03 5.04 5.26 6.52 5.08
3 Texas A&M SEC (West) 14.01 6.05 20.05 49.02 17.77 8.15 7.13 5.40 4.58 7.15 5.38
4 Georgia SEC (East) 9.85 8.08 17.93 42.55 16.84 9.99 7.09 4.30 4.92 7.30 5.31
5 Florida SEC (East) 2.27 15.09 17.35 32.00 9.35 6.61 5.49 4.01 3.71 5.45 4.19
6 Notre Dame Ind 1.84 15.15 16.98 33.52 9.71 7.69 6.17 4.27 4.34 6.24 4.82
7 Kansas State Big 12 7.52 9.40 16.92 42.41 14.11 8.02 6.98 3.88 4.40 5.97 5.21
8 South Carolina SEC (East) 5.03 10.94 15.97 35.18 14.29 8.18 6.62 3.05 4.09 5.71 4.63
9 Stanford Pac-12 (North) 2.47 13.11 15.58 32.54 10.99 6.81 6.03 3.51 4.07 5.43 4.61
10 Louisiana State SEC (West) 5.49 9.27 14.76 35.29 14.59 7.11 5.88 3.70 3.84 5.57 4.47
11 Clemson ACC (Atlantic) 13.72 1.04 14.75 43.99 24.65 8.66 7.67 3.42 5.57 6.29 6.13
12 Oklahoma Big 12 9.05 5.27 14.32 43.37 17.97 7.04 6.41 4.20 5.74 6.31 5.55
13 Ohio State Big Ten (Leaders) 9.92 3.89 13.81 39.52 21.50 7.44 6.87 4.21 4.64 5.87 5.34
14 Florida State ACC (Atlantic) 3.12 10.44 13.56 40.18 15.31 8.15 5.52 4.70 4.21 6.80 4.39
15 Oklahoma State Big 12 11.19 2.31 13.50 48.65 20.81 7.99 6.91 4.53 4.39 6.73 5.20
16 Oregon State Pac-12 (North) 4.20 7.94 12.14 38.08 15.41 7.88 6.51 2.86 5.04 6.03 5.32
17 Baylor Big 12 18.47 -7.25 11.22 49.04 30.33 8.71 7.82 4.36 5.36 6.79 6.10
18 Texas Big 12 8.01 3.18 11.18 40.32 21.21 8.06 7.98 3.77 5.35 6.15 5.77
19 Utah State WAC 1.91 8.80 10.71 31.81 17.64 7.14 6.63 4.17 4.53 6.10 4.99
20 Southern California Pac-12 (South) 5.71 4.82 10.53 36.49 18.91 7.91 6.96 4.08 4.90 6.62 5.42
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
21 Michigan Big Ten (Legends) 3.66 6.35 10.01 35.86 18.67 8.10 7.21 4.15 4.68 6.22 5.33
22 Vanderbilt SEC (East) 0.53 9.35 9.88 32.97 17.78 7.67 6.30 3.40 5.03 5.65 5.15
23 Nebraska Big Ten (Legends) 8.87 0.91 9.79 40.62 25.28 7.56 6.21 4.69 5.65 6.26 5.49
24 Wisconsin Big Ten (Leaders) 3.26 6.51 9.77 34.00 17.47 7.49 6.41 4.37 4.88 5.93 5.17
25 Penn State Big Ten (Leaders) 2.14 7.56 9.70 30.83 18.00 6.67 7.08 2.49 4.35 5.05 5.33
26 Arizona Pac-12 (South) 10.75 -1.37 9.38 41.98 29.31 7.05 7.85 4.38 5.54 6.19 6.08
27 Arizona State Pac-12 (South) 6.85 2.15 9.00 40.52 21.77 7.62 6.02 3.41 5.49 5.71 5.08
28 Northwestern Big Ten (Legends) 6.82 2.14 8.97 35.66 22.84 5.64 7.21 4.08 5.00 5.22 5.71
29 Brigham Young Ind -0.67 9.44 8.77 29.89 14.91 5.95 6.58 2.95 4.42 4.95 4.87
30 UCLA Pac-12 (South) 6.16 2.59 8.75 37.81 22.08 7.63 7.53 3.51 5.20 5.87 5.67
31 Cincinnati Big East 3.62 5.09 8.71 31.41 21.88 7.32 7.43 4.24 5.46 6.15 5.91
32 Mississippi SEC (West) 8.22 0.21 8.43 37.10 23.95 7.60 7.24 3.45 4.40 5.75 5.25
33 San Jose State WAC 5.23 2.67 7.90 33.56 24.12 8.43 7.61 2.06 4.92 5.82 5.75
34 Boise State MWC 0.47 7.38 7.85 29.07 18.64 6.73 7.00 3.22 5.24 5.38 5.36
35 Texas Christian Big 12 1.18 6.31 7.49 32.78 16.24 7.24 7.00 3.15 4.02 5.43 4.96
36 Central Florida CUSA (East) 2.85 3.81 6.65 33.34 21.83 6.85 7.48 3.71 5.45 5.62 5.84
37 Fresno State MWC 4.58 1.76 6.33 35.56 24.42 7.06 6.77 2.76 5.31 5.57 5.45
38 Louisiana Tech WAC 20.90 -14.57 6.33 49.52 40.83 6.90 9.15 3.91 6.11 5.95 7.08
39 Texas Tech Big 12 7.58 -1.25 6.33 40.72 26.59 7.06 7.30 3.54 5.02 6.11 5.45
40 Syracuse Big East 5.26 1.01 6.27 32.81 24.75 7.32 8.30 3.70 5.18 5.88 6.05
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
41 Tulsa CUSA (West) 4.33 1.91 6.24 34.15 23.56 5.28 7.64 3.77 4.71 4.93 5.43
42 Michigan State Big Ten (Legends) -4.34 10.55 6.21 24.46 13.40 5.66 5.74 3.04 4.01 4.77 4.53
43 Mississippi State SEC (West) 0.79 5.36 6.15 32.52 20.41 6.81 7.25 3.81 5.00 5.78 5.53
44 Louisville Big East 6.37 -0.49 5.88 33.13 26.56 7.82 7.37 2.74 5.50 5.82 5.87
45 Missouri SEC (East) 2.86 2.68 5.54 33.14 21.63 6.41 6.90 3.20 4.52 5.24 5.24
46 Iowa State Big 12 -1.69 7.09 5.40 28.67 16.30 5.42 7.65 3.56 5.03 5.02 5.74
47 Georgia Tech ACC (Coastal) 5.42 -0.24 5.18 36.72 25.48 9.18 7.19 4.50 5.42 6.09 5.74
48 Arkansas State Sun Belt 2.53 2.41 4.94 33.90 24.33 7.42 7.57 3.80 5.12 5.87 5.80
49 Washington Pac-12 (North) -1.29 6.19 4.90 28.16 20.39 6.15 6.91 3.15 5.58 5.09 5.57
50 Northern Illinois MAC (West) 1.94 2.70 4.64 34.13 24.14 6.49 7.62 3.91 4.63 5.55 5.46
51 North Carolina ACC (Coastal) 5.93 -1.41 4.52 39.00 27.40 7.33 7.50 3.88 5.32 6.07 5.81
52 Miami (FL) ACC (Coastal) 6.15 -2.08 4.07 35.23 28.38 7.79 7.68 3.92 6.06 6.47 6.28
53 Tennessee SEC (East) 12.79 -8.72 4.07 42.05 33.04 7.84 7.73 4.13 5.77 6.61 6.24
54 West Virginia Big 12 10.42 -6.39 4.03 42.78 31.47 7.50 9.61 4.07 4.69 6.40 6.32
55 Rutgers Big East -6.36 10.27 3.91 20.93 16.33 5.80 7.34 2.71 4.04 4.75 5.03
56 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 5.44 -1.99 3.45 34.91 29.41 7.84 8.56 4.20 5.48 6.35 6.45
57 Virginia Tech ACC (Coastal) -0.75 3.89 3.13 27.73 21.19 6.61 6.26 2.78 4.65 5.05 4.87
58 Kent State MAC (East) 4.10 -1.35 2.75 30.16 29.00 5.19 8.65 4.11 5.11 5.14 6.33
59 San Diego State MWC 3.01 -0.31 2.69 31.21 26.85 6.51 7.71 3.62 5.11 5.31 5.87
60 Utah Pac-12 (South) -0.37 2.88 2.51 30.00 22.25 6.28 7.42 2.61 4.98 4.79 5.53
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
61 Arkansas SEC (West) 0.72 1.68 2.40 30.38 26.94 7.78 8.55 3.63 4.16 6.42 5.88
62 Pittsburgh Big East -0.37 2.43 2.05 28.76 23.80 7.75 6.87 2.84 5.13 5.61 5.44
63 Southern Methodist CUSA (West) -1.72 3.36 1.64 30.63 24.30 5.09 7.43 3.12 5.01 4.76 5.89
64 North Carolina State ACC (Atlantic) 1.20 0.26 1.46 29.40 25.50 6.83 7.50 2.15 5.52 5.16 5.91
65 Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt 3.57 -3.61 -0.03 32.98 30.26 6.06 8.22 2.95 5.22 5.14 6.21
66 Toledo MAC (West) 3.00 -3.18 -0.18 28.74 30.43 6.41 8.63 3.48 6.47 5.40 7.01
67 Bowling Green State MAC (East) -7.22 6.95 -0.27 19.24 21.78 5.26 7.23 2.96 5.00 4.65 5.51
68 Duke ACC (Coastal) 5.48 -5.76 -0.28 34.16 34.43 6.58 9.09 2.85 6.11 5.33 6.91
69 California Pac-12 (North) -1.21 0.57 -0.65 28.15 27.14 6.83 7.33 4.03 5.41 5.81 5.79
70 Auburn SEC (West) -6.65 5.72 -0.92 23.55 22.32 7.02 7.11 3.55 5.70 5.30 5.78
71 Western Kentucky Sun Belt -0.31 -1.19 -1.50 26.97 26.93 6.98 7.49 3.55 5.07 5.45 5.70
72 Purdue Big Ten (Leaders) 0.85 -2.44 -1.58 30.84 29.44 5.93 7.38 3.57 5.78 5.24 6.08
73 Ball State MAC (West) 3.36 -4.96 -1.60 30.20 32.15 5.32 8.59 3.37 6.19 4.86 6.70
74 Navy Ind -4.64 2.88 -1.76 23.49 26.20 6.82 8.36 3.82 6.12 5.05 6.48
75 Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt -1.48 -0.97 -2.45 25.66 30.51 6.69 8.64 3.41 5.96 5.33 6.69
76 Iowa Big Ten (Legends) -5.36 2.74 -2.62 22.08 21.34 5.43 8.30 2.76 5.09 4.51 5.95
77 Ohio MAC (East) -0.84 -1.92 -2.75 25.64 29.40 6.57 7.84 2.89 6.16 4.96 6.32
78 Minnesota Big Ten (Legends) -4.29 1.04 -3.25 24.53 24.24 6.14 6.89 2.95 5.63 4.75 5.71
79 Troy Sun Belt 2.25 -5.70 -3.45 29.80 31.51 6.85 8.71 3.18 5.86 5.63 6.63
80 Rice CUSA (West) 0.99 -4.51 -3.52 28.14 30.30 6.15 9.19 2.89 6.29 4.71 6.99
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
81 Nevada MWC 7.57 -11.18 -3.60 35.55 36.19 6.78 8.01 3.85 6.31 5.58 6.56
82 Virginia ACC (Coastal) -3.97 0.13 -3.84 23.28 26.31 6.21 6.63 2.78 5.41 5.08 5.51
83 East Carolina CUSA (East) 0.98 -5.21 -4.23 28.33 32.73 6.22 8.24 2.44 5.85 4.97 6.53
84 Kentucky SEC (East) -6.88 1.59 -5.29 22.67 27.20 5.23 7.46 3.61 4.89 4.86 5.47
85 Connecticut Big East -9.80 4.45 -5.35 18.19 22.84 6.31 7.52 1.61 4.15 4.45 5.16
86 Indiana Big Ten (Leaders) 5.05 -10.58 -5.53 33.06 37.34 6.35 9.05 2.97 6.23 5.38 6.91
87 Houston CUSA (West) 1.01 -6.55 -5.54 28.83 34.40 5.47 7.83 3.09 5.89 5.01 6.19
88 Marshall CUSA (East) 9.91 -15.94 -6.04 37.74 43.81 6.06 8.16 2.88 6.05 5.22 6.44
89 South Florida Big East -5.09 -1.04 -6.13 22.02 26.75 5.70 8.52 3.30 4.70 5.00 5.77
90 Wake Forest ACC (Atlantic) -6.10 -0.10 -6.20 20.70 30.43 5.29 8.03 2.00 5.30 4.17 6.02
91 Maryland ACC (Atlantic) -6.07 -0.52 -6.59 20.76 25.64 6.60 7.07 1.71 4.74 4.18 5.25
92 Kansas Big 12 -7.26 0.56 -6.70 22.45 27.29 5.05 8.69 3.86 5.85 4.82 6.67
93 Boston College ACC (Atlantic) -5.75 -0.99 -6.74 22.49 27.91 6.23 6.97 2.26 5.72 5.00 5.85
94 Washington State Pac-12 (North) -2.75 -4.15 -6.89 24.74 30.83 6.21 8.30 0.38 5.18 4.88 6.07
95 Air Force MWC -2.64 -4.71 -7.35 23.88 31.74 7.59 8.96 3.53 5.74 4.88 6.48
96 Texas-San Antonio WAC -1.27 -6.22 -7.49 24.32 34.29 6.01 9.11 2.76 5.17 4.86 6.65
97 Temple Big East -1.50 -6.02 -7.52 27.11 34.43 5.25 9.37 4.03 6.19 4.96 6.85
98 Central Michigan MAC (West) 0.73 -8.64 -7.91 25.77 37.19 6.55 8.81 3.25 6.36 5.46 6.90
99 Texas State WAC -3.51 -4.52 -8.03 23.90 33.77 5.47 8.25 3.72 6.97 5.06 6.94
100 North Texas Sun Belt -6.85 -1.56 -8.41 21.03 27.57 6.14 7.78 3.37 6.15 5.10 6.52
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
101 Buffalo MAC (East) -5.41 -3.37 -8.78 20.09 31.77 5.34 8.21 3.21 5.21 4.71 5.78
102 Florida International Sun Belt -3.97 -5.14 -9.10 23.64 31.19 6.67 7.71 2.35 5.21 4.75 5.91
103 Texas-El Paso CUSA (West) -6.47 -2.82 -9.29 20.93 28.48 6.46 8.58 2.66 6.23 4.90 6.67
104 Western Michigan MAC (West) -1.41 -8.13 -9.54 25.87 35.06 5.61 8.95 3.06 5.47 5.06 6.52
105 Florida Atlantic Sun Belt -5.88 -3.95 -9.83 21.47 31.18 5.99 8.77 2.30 5.81 4.67 6.39
106 New Mexico MWC -6.08 -3.83 -9.91 22.22 32.10 4.85 9.16 4.14 6.83 5.08 7.48
107 Illinois Big Ten (Leaders) -12.42 2.07 -10.35 17.72 27.53 5.26 8.63 2.49 5.46 4.19 6.09
108 Wyoming MWC -1.85 -8.93 -10.78 24.27 35.53 6.66 8.50 1.86 6.47 4.76 6.81
109 Memphis CUSA (East) -7.30 -3.80 -11.09 19.87 30.87 5.75 7.74 2.21 5.56 4.08 6.04
110 Alabama-Birmingham CUSA (East) -3.52 -8.13 -11.66 25.79 37.37 6.89 9.19 1.99 6.14 5.15 6.83
111 Miami (OH) MAC (East) -4.20 -7.50 -11.70 21.34 38.24 6.30 8.91 1.76 6.72 4.99 7.05
112 Colorado State MWC -6.46 -6.08 -12.54 19.13 32.91 6.20 7.52 2.51 6.19 4.83 6.18
113 Colorado Pac-12 (South) -6.24 -6.42 -12.66 21.85 41.43 5.66 8.95 2.19 7.17 4.40 7.31
114 Hawaii MWC -10.47 -3.28 -13.75 21.00 37.91 4.90 8.03 1.71 5.59 3.80 5.98
115 Army Ind -3.33 -10.90 -14.23 22.65 38.80 5.80 10.42 4.27 6.63 5.07 7.51
116 Tulane CUSA (West) -6.46 -7.76 -14.23 21.25 38.20 5.33 9.11 0.71 6.47 4.23 6.98
117 Nevada-Las Vegas MWC -7.96 -6.61 -14.57 19.14 33.92 5.15 9.11 2.91 6.05 4.59 6.66
118 South Alabama Sun Belt -9.93 -5.34 -15.26 16.47 31.25 5.00 8.45 2.12 5.61 4.00 6.19
119 Akron MAC (East) -6.20 -9.11 -15.31 22.86 38.15 5.37 8.57 2.35 6.25 4.70 6.62
120 Eastern Michigan MAC (West) -7.28 -9.34 -16.61 19.59 39.90 5.58 8.61 3.13 7.32 4.67 7.33
SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School Conf OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
121 Idaho WAC -11.73 -5.65 -17.38 15.29 42.23 5.33 8.89 1.97 6.60 4.31 7.08
122 Southern Mississippi CUSA (East) -9.19 -8.85 -18.04 19.07 36.62 5.77 8.36 2.61 6.33 4.42 6.56
123 New Mexico State WAC -9.83 -9.17 -19.00 16.98 41.49 6.08 8.90 1.59 6.95 4.37 7.26
124 Massachusetts MAC (East) -15.59 -5.37 -20.97 11.63 42.24 4.19 8.80 1.60 6.69 3.51 6.89