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1973 College Football Rankings

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                                                                  STRENGTH OF
                                     AVERAGE   OVERALL     CONF     SCHEDULE     AP
RANK TEAM                       CONF   SCORE    W- L-T   W- L-T     AVG  RANK   RANK

   1 Oklahoma                    BG8   98.82   10- 0-1   7- 0-0   79.90     2      3
   2 Notre Dame                  IND   97.70   11- 0-0   0- 0-0   65.22    31      1
   3 Alabama                     SEC   97.68   11- 1-0   8- 0-0   67.17    20      4
   4 Ohio State                  B10   97.23   10- 0-1   7- 0-1   63.55    38      2
   5 Nebraska                    BG8   96.64    9- 2-1   4- 2-1   83.33     1      7
   6 Penn State                  IND   96.16   12- 0-0   0- 0-0   59.72    49      5
   7 Michigan                    B10   95.56   10- 0-1   7- 0-1   63.45    39      6
   8 Texas Tech                  SWC   92.49   11- 1-0   6- 1-0   65.36    30     11
   9 Texas                       SWC   92.12    8- 3-0   7- 0-0   65.98    26     14
  10 Southern California         PC8   90.97    9- 2-1   7- 0-0   65.62    27      8
  11 UCLA                        PC8   90.63    9- 2-0   6- 1-0   57.86    55     12
  12 Louisiana State             SEC   90.48    9- 3-0   5- 1-0   74.76     7     13
  13 Houston                     IND   88.49   11- 1-0   0- 0-0   52.71    65     10
  14 Arizona State               WAC   88.01   11- 1-0   6- 1-0   47.35    75      9
  15 Missouri                    BG8   87.90    8- 4-0   3- 4-0   74.24     9     17
  16 North Carolina State        ACC   87.69    9- 3-0   6- 0-0   63.16    41     16
  17 Kansas                      BG8   87.42    7- 4-1   4- 2-1   76.64     4     18
  18 Oklahoma State              BG8   86.16    5- 4-2   2- 3-2   72.07    10       
  19 Miami (Ohio)                MID   84.71   11- 0-0   5- 0-0   48.88    73     15
  20 Georgia                     SEC   82.44    7- 4-1   3- 4-0   70.86    12       
  21 Colorado                    BG8   81.89    5- 6-0   2- 5-0   78.22     3       
  22 Maryland                    ACC   78.74    8- 4-0   5- 1-0   52.89    64     20
  23 Tulane                      IND   77.72    9- 3-0   0- 0-0   61.45    46     20
  24 Tennessee                   SEC   77.40    8- 4-0   3- 3-0   63.71    36     19
  25 Stanford                    PC8   77.14    7- 4-0   5- 2-0   63.36    40       
  26 Kent State                  MID   77.00    9- 2-0   4- 1-0   43.30    80       
  27 Minnesota                   B10   75.92    7- 4-0   6- 2-0   65.60    28       
  28 San Diego State             PCA   75.72    9- 1-1   3- 0-1   41.10    85       
  29 Florida                     SEC   75.15    7- 5-0   3- 4-0   69.68    15       
  30 East Carolina               SOU   74.91    9- 2-0   7- 0-0   36.72    90       
  31 Iowa State                  BG8   74.49    4- 7-0   2- 5-0   74.44     8       
  32 Pittsburgh                  IND   73.85    6- 5-1   0- 0-0   64.48    34       
  33 Kansas State                BG8   73.74    5- 6-0   2- 5-0   75.33     6       
  34 Boston College              IND   73.22    7- 4-0   0- 0-0   52.26    66       
  35 Mississippi                 SEC   72.84    6- 5-0   4- 3-0   66.50    23       
  36 Arizona                     WAC   71.22    8- 3-0   6- 1-0   49.62    72       
  37 Kentucky                    SEC   71.13    5- 6-0   3- 4-0   66.11    25       
  38 Southern Methodist          SWC   69.06    6- 4-1   3- 3-1   58.23    53       
  39 Auburn                      SEC   68.89    6- 6-0   2- 5-0   68.95    17       
  40 Richmond                    SOU   68.81    8- 2-0   5- 1-0   34.10    94       
  41 Texas A&M                   SWC   68.02    5- 6-0   3- 4-0   62.52    43       
  42 Michigan State              B10   67.21    5- 6-0   4- 4-0   66.83    22       
  43 Miami (Florida)             IND   66.76    5- 6-0   0- 0-0   67.23    19       
  44 South Carolina              IND   66.75    7- 4-0   0- 0-0   51.54    68       
  45 Rice                        SWC   66.45    5- 6-0   4- 3-0   69.93    13       
  46 Purdue                      B10   66.07    5- 6-0   4- 4-0   64.81    33       
  47 Illinois                    B10   65.55    5- 6-0   4- 4-0   64.95    32       
  48 Arkansas                    SWC   65.48    5- 5-1   3- 3-1   69.53    16       
  49 Washington State            PC8   65.03    5- 6-0   4- 3-0   63.03    42       
  50 Temple                      IND   64.80    9- 1-0   0- 0-0   25.66   115       
  51 Wisconsin                   B10   63.24    4- 7-0   3- 5-0   68.43    18       
  52 Utah                        WAC   63.08    7- 5-0   4- 2-0   53.49    63       
  53 Navy                        IND   62.03    4- 7-0   0- 0-0   62.11    45       
  54 West Virginia               IND   61.31    6- 5-0   0- 0-0   59.79    48       
  55 Air Force                   IND   60.73    6- 4-0   0- 0-0   54.07    62       
  56 Southern Mississippi        IND   59.11    6- 4-1   0- 0-0   46.30    76       
  57 Bowling Green               MID   58.59    7- 3-0   2- 3-0   39.74    88       
  58 Memphis State               IND   57.94    8- 3-0   0- 0-0   41.06    86       
  59 Mississippi State           SEC   54.39    4- 5-2   2- 5-0   59.01    51       
  60 Northwestern                B10   53.43    4- 7-0   4- 4-0   66.99    21       
  61 Ohio                        MID   53.12    5- 5-0   2- 3-0   55.41    58       
  62 Utah State                  IND   52.82    7- 4-0   0- 0-0   41.33    84       
  63 Vanderbilt                  SEC   52.04    5- 6-0   1- 5-0   59.85    47       
  64 Pacific                     PCA   50.16    7- 2-1   2- 1-1   26.41   112       
  65 Georgia Tech                IND   49.63    5- 6-0   0- 0-0   57.64    56       
  66 Brigham Young               WAC   48.93    5- 6-0   3- 4-0   47.39    74       
  67 North Carolina              ACC   47.44    4- 7-0   1- 5-0   58.13    54       
  68 San Jose State              PCA   47.36    5- 4-2   2- 0-2   44.91    77       
  69 Oregon                      PC8   46.58    2- 9-0   2- 5-0   66.39    24       
  70 Indiana                     B10   46.41    2- 9-0   0- 8-0   71.62    11       
  71 Clemson                     ACC   45.25    5- 6-0   4- 2-0   52.22    67       
  72 Texas Christian             SWC   45.09    3- 8-0   1- 6-0   63.62    37       
  73 California                  PC8   43.53    4- 7-0   2- 5-0   58.98    52       
  74 Tampa                       IND   43.00    8- 3-0   0- 0-0   26.64   111       
  75 Wyoming                     WAC   41.80    4- 7-0   3- 4-0   54.52    60       
  76 Baylor                      SWC   40.82    2- 9-0   0- 7-0   69.76    14       
  77 New Mexico                  WAC   39.39    4- 7-0   3- 4-0   51.16    69       
  78 Tulsa                       MVC   39.17    6- 5-0   5- 1-0   35.70    92       
  79 Furman                      SOU   38.84    7- 4-0   3- 3-0   27.15   110       
  80 Harvard                     IVY   37.52    7- 2-0   5- 2-0   20.73   129       
  81 Oregon State                PC8   36.59    2- 9-0   2- 5-0   64.35    35       
  82 Western Michigan            MID   35.83    6- 5-0   1- 4-0   37.51    89       
  83 Pennsylvania                IVY   34.61    6- 3-0   5- 2-0   21.05   128       
  84 Dartmouth                   IVY   34.58    6- 3-0   6- 1-0   21.82   126       
  85 William & Mary              SOU   33.91    6- 5-0   3- 2-0   34.07    95       
  86 Virginia                    ACC   33.49    4- 7-0   3- 3-0   50.26    70       
  87 Cincinnati                  IND   33.35    4- 7-0   0- 0-0   35.73    91       
  88 Yale                        IVY   32.93    6- 3-0   5- 2-0   21.99   125       
  89 Duke                        ACC   32.60    2- 8-1   1- 4-1   54.42    61       
  90 Colorado State              WAC   31.17    5- 6-0   2- 4-0   44.45    78       
  91 Iowa                        B10   30.62    0-11-0   0- 8-0   76.56     5       
  92 Syracuse                    IND   28.68    2- 9-0   0- 0-0   62.12    44       
  93 Louisville                  MVC   28.20    5- 6-0   3- 2-0   32.27    96       
  94 Northern Illinois           IND   26.71    6- 5-0   0- 0-0   22.05   124       
  95 Holy Cross                  IND   26.39    5- 6-0   0- 0-0   31.20    99       
  96 Colgate                     IND   26.26    5- 5-0   0- 0-0   21.77   127       
  97 Virginia Tech               IND   26.06    2- 9-0   0- 0-0   55.60    57       
  98 Villanova                   IND   25.80    3- 8-0   0- 0-0   43.06    82       
  99 Rutgers                     IND   25.38    6- 5-0   0- 0-0   23.74   119       
 100 Marshall                    IND   24.19    4- 7-0   0- 0-0   39.81    87       
 101 Toledo                      MID   24.10    3- 8-0   1- 4-0   42.36    83       
 102 Dayton                      IND   23.53    5- 5-1   0- 0-0   28.86   103       
 103 Brown                       IVY   21.69    4- 3-1   4- 3-0   22.86   120       
 104 Minor Teams                       19.50   46-63-6   0- 0-0   28.13   107       
 105 Southern Illinois           IND   19.33    3- 7-1   0- 0-0   32.01    98       
 106 Washington                  PC8   19.04    2- 9-0   0- 7-0   49.76    71       
 107 Virginia Military Institute SOU   17.72    3- 8-0   2- 4-0   44.09    79       
 108 Cornell                     IVY   16.52    3- 5-1   2- 5-0   23.81   118       
 109 Idaho                       IND   16.14    4- 7-0   0- 0-0   30.50   101       
 110 Wake Forest                 ACC   16.11    1- 9-1   0- 5-1   54.62    59       
 111 Xavier                      IND   15.30    5- 5-1   0- 0-0   27.83   108       
 112 North Texas                 MVC   14.87    5- 5-1   5- 1-0   26.39   113       
 113 New Mexico State            MVC   14.83    5- 6-0   3- 2-0   25.62   116       
 114 Texas-Arlington             IND   14.56    4- 6-0   0- 0-0   31.10   100       
 115 Tennessee-Chattanooga       IND   14.36    4- 7-0   0- 0-0   30.35   102       
 116 Florida State               IND   14.05    0-11-0   0- 0-0   59.60    50       
 117 Army                        IND   12.25    0-10-0   0- 0-0   65.42    29       
 118 Citadel                     SOU   11.49    3- 8-0   1- 6-0   32.03    97       
 119 Appalachian State           SOU   11.39    3- 7-1   2- 2-0   28.83   104       
 120 Long Beach State            PCA   10.67    1- 9-1   0- 4-0   28.78   105       
 121 Lamar                       IND    9.65    5- 5-0   0- 0-0   12.09   130       
 122 Davidson                    SOU    8.14    2- 8-0   1- 6-0   35.68    93       
 123 Fresno State                PCA    7.34    2- 9-0   1- 3-0   28.68   106       
 124 Wichita State               MVC    7.31    4- 7-0   2- 4-0   22.23   123       
 125 Princeton                   IVY    4.59    1- 8-0   0- 7-0   25.79   114       
 126 Drake                       MVC    4.53    2- 9-0   1- 5-0   22.29   122       
 127 West Texas A&M              MVC    4.01    2- 9-0   1- 5-0   27.29   109       
 128 Texas-El Paso               WAC    3.17    0-11-0   0- 7-0   43.13    81       
 129 Columbia                    IVY    2.61    1- 7-1   1- 6-0   25.26   117       
 130 Southwest Louisiana         IND    1.80    0-10-0   0- 0-0   22.32   121       

Team Rankings | Conference Rankings


                        # OF AVERAGE AVERAGE      OVERALL     NON-CONF                                   
CONFERENCE      ABBREV TEAMS   SCORE    RANK     W-  L- T     W-  L- T  BEST TEAM            RANK   SCORE

Big 8              BG8     8   85.88   17.63    53- 33- 5    27-  7- 1  Oklahoma                1   98.82
Southeastern       SEC    10   74.24   32.10    68- 45- 3    34- 11- 3  Alabama                 3   97.68
Southwest          SWC     8   67.44   42.13    45- 42- 2    18- 15- 0  Texas Tech              8   92.49
Big 10             B10    10   66.12   44.50    52- 56- 2    13- 17- 0  Ohio State              4   97.23
Pac 8              PC8     8   58.69   53.00    40- 48- 1    12- 20- 1  Southern California    10   90.97
Mid American       MID     6   55.56   57.67    41- 23- 0    26-  8- 0  Miami (Ohio)           19   84.71
Atlantic Coast     ACC     7   48.76   65.86    33- 44- 2    13- 24- 0  North Carolina State   16   87.69
Western Athletic   WAC     8   48.35   67.25    44- 46- 0    17- 19- 0  Arizona State          14   88.01
Independent        IND    36   42.66   75.61   194-194- 5   194-194- 5  Notre Dame              2   97.70
Pacific Coast Athl PCA     5   38.25   80.60    24- 25- 5    16- 17- 1  San Diego State        28   75.72
Southern           SOU     8   33.15   87.50    41- 44- 1    17- 20- 1  East Carolina          30   74.91
Ivy League         IVY     8   23.13  100.00    34- 34- 3     6-  6- 3  Harvard                80   37.52
Missouri Valley    MVC     7   16.13  110.43    29- 47- 1     9- 27- 1  Tulsa                  78   39.17

The database used to produce the above rankings was constructed from data listed on James Howell's website.
Click here for criteria used for determining what scores to use and which team was the home team.

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