KELSO STURGEON'S NFL POWER RATINGS

The following power ratings are simple to use. Just remember the lower the rating the better the team. Each team has a home and a road power rating. To use these power ratings, take the appropriate lower power rating and subtract it from the appropriate higher power rating, giving you the projected margin of victory in the game. Then compare that figure with the actual Las Vegas line on the game and bet accordingly. Power ratings are best used when fine-tuned with other elements of handicapping such as weather, injury reports, travel problems etc. A power rating is the numerical rating of a team if it played to 100% of its ability.

Updated on Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Team Home
Rating
Road
Rating

KELSO STURGEON’S COLLEGE POWER RATINGS

Explanation-How To Use

Kelso Sturgeon’s power ratings reflect the accurate numerical strength of each team if it plays up to 100% of its potential. The lower the figure, the better the team.

The power ratings are simple to use. In each game, just take the home power rating of the host team and the road power rating of the visitor, subtract the lower figure from the higher figure and you will have the projected margin of each game.

For instance, let us say Arizona State is playing at home against Clemson. The home power rating of Arizona State is 11.0 while the road power rating of Clemson is 4.0. Subtract the 4 from the 11 and the power ratings predict Clemson will be a 7-point winner. Compare the number to the actual betting line and wager accordingly.

For instance, if Clemson is listed at 6½ or less, bet on Clemson. If Clemson is favored by more than 7½ points, you would take ASU.

The power ratings alone predict winners but they are even more powerful and effective when fine-tuned with other elements of the handicapping process. They will up updated after the second game of the season and then revised each week after that. Please feel free to submit all questions and suggestions concerning the power ratings to Kelso at 1-800-755-2255.

Updated on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Team Home
Rating
Road
Rating
Air Force 19.5 21.0
Akron
Alabama 1.0 1.0
Appalachian St 19.0 20.0
Arizona 11.0 12.5
Arizona St 9.0 10.5
Arkansas 13.5 15.0
Arkansas St
Army
Auburn
Ball St
Baylor 13.0 15.0
Boise St 5.0 6.0
Boston College 10.5 11.5
Bowling Green
Buffalo 21.5 23.0
BYU
California 12.0 13.0
Central Florida
Central Michigan 20.5 22.5
Charlotte
Cincinnati
Clemson
Colorado
Colorado St
Connecticut 29.5 31.0
Duke
East Carolina
Eastern Michigan 20.0 21.0
Florida
Florida Atlantic
Florida International 26.0 27.5
Florida St
Fresno St
Georgia 1.0 2.0
Georgia Southern 23.5 25.5
Georgia State
Georgia Tech
Hawaii
Houston
Idaho 29.5 30.0
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Iowa St
Kansas 23.0 25.0
Kansas St
Kent St 30.5 32.0
Kentucky
Louisiana Tech 19.0 21.0
Louisville
LSU 10.0 11.0
Marshall
Maryland
Massachusetts 26.5 28.5
Memphis 8.0 9.5
Miami-FL
Miami-OH
Michigan
Michigan St 10.0 110
Middle Tennessee 17.0 18.0
Minnesota
Mississippi
Mississippi St 13.0 14.0
Missouri
Navy
Nebraska
Nevada 26.0 27.5
New Mexico
New Mexico St 19.0 21.0
North Carolina 14.5 16.0
North Carolina St 6.5 7.5
Northern Illinois 14.5 16.0
North Texas
Northwestern 13.0 14.0
Notre Dame 3.0 4.0
Ohio
Ohio St 3.5 4.5
Oklahoma
Oklahoma St
Old Dominion 22.0 23.0
Oregon 10.0 11.0
Oregon St
Penn St 3.0 4.0
Pittsburgh 14.0 15.0
Purdue
Rice 27.0 28.0
Rutgers
San Diego St 140 15.0
San Jose St 32.0 33.0
SMU 14.0 16.0
South Alabama
South Carolina
Southern Mississippi 18.0 19.5
South Florida
Stanford
Syracuse
TCU
Temple 20.0 22.0
Tennessee 13.0 14.0
Texas
Texas A&M 11.0 12.0
Texas El-Paso
Texas State 31.0 32.0
Texas Tech 13.0 15.5
Toledo 13.5 14.5
Troy
Tulane
Tulsa 17.0 18.0
UCLA
UL-Lafayette 23.0 25.0
UL-Monroe
UNLV 24.0 25.0
USC
Utah 11.0 12.0
Utah St 14.0 15.0
Vanderbilt 13.5 14.5
Virginia 11.0 12.0
Virginia Tech 6.0 7.0
Wake Forest 11.5 13.0
Washington
Washington St 12.5 14.5
Western Kentucky 23.0 25.0
Western Michigan
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming 14.0 15.0