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, November 21, 2018

Team Home
Rating
Road
Rating
Air Force 19.5 21.0
Akron
Alabama
Appalachian St
Arizona
Arizona St
Arkansas
Arkansas St 19.0 20.5
Army
Auburn 2.0 3.0
Ball St
Baylor
Boise St 5.0 6.0
Boston College 10.5 11.5
Bowling Green 28.0 30.5
Buffalo 21.5 23.0
BYU 11.0 12.0
California 12.0 13.0
Central Florida
Central Michigan 20.5 22.5
Charlotte 33.0 34.5
Cincinnati 12.0 13.5
Clemson 2.0 3.0
Colorado
Colorado St 23.0 25.0
Connecticut 29.5 31.0
Duke
East Carolina 25.0 26.5
Eastern Michigan 20.0 21.0
Florida
Florida Atlantic 24.0 26.0
Florida International
Florida St 8.5 9.5
Fresno St 5.5 7.0
Georgia 1.0 2.0
Georgia Southern 23.5 25.5
Georgia State 28.5 29.5
Georgia Tech
Hawaii
Houston
Idaho
Illinois 20.5 22.0
Indiana
Iowa
Iowa St
Kansas
Kansas St 9.0 10.5
Kent St
Kentucky
Louisiana Tech 19.0 21.0
Louisville 11.o0 12.0
LSU
Marshall 21.0 23.0
Maryland 16.0 17.0
Massachusetts 26.5 28.5
Memphis
Miami-FL 4.0 5.0
Miami-OH 20.0 22.0
Michigan
Michigan St
Middle Tennessee
Minnesota
Mississippi 11.5 13.0
Mississippi St 13.0 14.0
Missouri
Navy 9.5 10.5
Nebraska 10.0 11.0
Nevada 26.0 27.5
New Mexico 17.0 18.0
New Mexico St
North Carolina
North Carolina St 6.5 7.5
Northern Illinois
North Texas 20.0 21.0
Northwestern 13.0 14.0
Notre Dame
Ohio 17.0 18.0
Ohio St 3.5 4.5
Oklahoma
Oklahoma St
Old Dominion
Oregon 10.0 11.0
Oregon St
Penn St
Pittsburgh 14.0 15.0
Purdue 15.5 17.0
Rice 27.0 28.0
Rutgers
San Diego St
San Jose St
SMU
South Alabama
South Carolina 6.0 7.5
Southern Mississippi
South Florida
Stanford 6.5 8.0
Syracuse 16.0 17.5
TCU
Temple 20.0 22.0
Tennessee
Texas 11.0 12.0
Texas A&M 11.0 12.0
Texas El-Paso
Texas State
Texas Tech 13.0 15.5
Toledo 13.5 14.5
Troy
Tulane
Tulsa
UCLA
UL-Lafayette
UL-Monroe 22.5 24.0
UNLV 24.0 25.0
USC 5.0 6.0
Utah
Utah St
Vanderbilt 13.5 14.5
Virginia
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
Washington 2.0 3.0
Washington St 12.5 14.5
Western Kentucky
Western Michigan
West Virginia
Wisconsin 2.0 3.0
Wyoming 14.0 15.0