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ISR's -- 1992 Season

There are too many cases of unknown dates in the historical records that I used to re-create this data set for me to be able to do weekly updates as I have in later years, so these are end-of-year ratings only.

The score set behind this is incomplete, but it's close enough to justify publication. Teams with incomplete game records are listed at the bottom; in most cases, it's possible to find their D1 records by using "reflected light"; most missing D1 games can be identified through the missing team's opponents. Since most of these are unlikely to have played each other, it's likely that the great bulk of the missing games are against non-D1 competition and wouldn't have an impact on the ratings.

In keeping with my comments on 1993, we see a real confirmation that the game was different then. Overall, it was weaker, in keeping with Stephen Jay Gould's work on how dominant teams demonstrate weakness in the field at large, but that led to a world where a dozen teams stood head and shoulders against most others.

Which points out how delightful that Pepperdine championship team was. The feeling at the time among the small press and the fan base was that they had come out of nowhere and caught a hot streak to get through the postseason, but as you see here, this was a legitimate team, nearly the best the country had to offer that year.

A couple of other points of interest were also out in the LA area. The Cal State Northridge program went through a period of being heavily financially challenged during the 90's, but this was a really solid year for them; they were badly underseeded (remember that this is early days for even the bad information that the committee got from the RPI, so reputation counted for more than it probably should have; Pepperdine was also a #3 this year, which was part of the source of confusion at the time) as a #3 and didn't make it out of the regional.

Also of interest in light of current realities is Chapman at #39. Chapman has been a D3 power for so long (including a couple of national championships) that we tend to pigeonhole them there, but they had a string of successful seasons in D1 in the late '60's and early '70's. This was the peak of their early '90's attempt to rejoin D1 (I didn't include them in the 1993 or 1994 reports because they basically played hybrid schedules those years). Given that one of the things that would help out the West Coast a good bit on RPI bias would be adding a dozen or two more D1 teams out there, they should be kept in mind as a candidate (of course, this is being written in the fall of 2020, when all budgets are shot, so this is definitely long-term thinking).

             Div I     All
Rank  ISR    W   L    W   L   SoS  Team

  1  127.2   47  17   48  17    8  Texas
  2  126.9   45  11   48  11   36  Pepperdine
  3  126.6   44  10   55  10   40  Miami, Florida
  4  126.2   45  17   46  17   17  Cal State Fullerton
  5  123.7   38  23   39  23    4  Stanford
  6  123.2   38  15   38  16   28  Cal State Northridge
  7  123.1   48  16   50  16   41  Louisiana State
  8  122.7   47  14   50  14   57  Clemson
  9  122.6   52  11   56  11   96  Wichita State
 10  122.0   39  19   41  20   14  Texas A&M
 11  121.9   48  14   49  14   63  Hawaii
 12  120.6   32  23   34  23    5  Arizona
 13  120.2   38  19   44  20   25  Florida
 14  120.1   34  21   36  21   10  Long Beach State
 15  120.0   32  26   37  26    1  UCLA
 16  119.8   31  24   32  24    6  Arizona State
 17  119.5   36  10   43  11   94  Nevada
 18  119.2   34  28   35  28    3  California
 19  119.1   49  21   49  21   49  Florida State
 20  118.6   45  19   45  19   58  Georgia Tech
 21  118.6   36  19   37  20   31  Fresno State
 22  118.5   46  16   49  16   88  Oklahoma State
 23  118.2   28  26   28  26    2  Southern California
 24  117.1   33  18   40  22   38  Mississippi State
 25  116.9   44  18   46  18   76  North Carolina State
 26  116.9   29  14   38  15   50  Texas-Arlington
 27  116.8   44  16   44  16   89  South Alabama
 28  116.6   36  24   43  24   27  Oklahoma
 29  116.2   26  13   39  18   60  San Diego State
 30  115.7   33  17   41  19   55  Creighton
 31  114.7   42  22   42  22   69  South Carolina
 32  114.5   27  20   31  22   30  San Jose State
 33  114.5   33  25   35  25   24  Georgia
 34  113.9   30  22   38  23   39  Louisiana-Lafayette
 35  113.6   48  15   48  15  140  Notre Dame
 36  113.3   30  24   30  24   32  Nevada-Las Vegas
 37  113.2   38  21   40  21   74  Ohio State
 38  112.6   34  18   36  18   82  Nicholls State
 39  112.2   23  20   29  24   26  Chapman
 40  112.1   23  23   29  26   16  Baylor
 41  111.8   44  13   45  13  166  Kent State
 42  111.6   25  20   35  20   42  Tennessee
 43  111.5   28  26   29  26   21  Rice
 44  111.2   26  18   31  18   67  Louisiana Tech
 45  111.2   34  24   39  24   59  Tulane
 46  111.2   36  20   36  20   92  Illinois
 47  111.0   28  22   32  25   47  Cal State Sacramento
 48  111.0   18  23   29  25    7  Texas Tech
 49  110.9   29  19   38  19   77  Brigham Young
 50  110.8   33  21   42  21   75  Minnesota
 51  110.5   21  21   30  25   23  Auburn
 52  110.1   41  18   44  21  135  Western Carolina
 53  109.7   19  23   30  23   12  UC Santa Barbara
 54  109.6   31  15   36  19  125  Michigan State
 55  109.6   25  28   25  28   22  Houston
 56  109.6   30  23   33  23   68  Kentucky
 57  109.4   26  24   29  26   48  Mississippi
 58  109.3   35  17   38  21  131  Stetson
 59  109.3   34  17   34  17  132  Virginia Tech
 60  109.2   24  24   31  26   35  Arkansas
 61  109.2   29  21   31  22   71  Lamar
 62  109.0   35  22   35  22  102  Virginia Commonwealth
 63  108.9   19  24   23  27   15  UC Irvine
 64  108.8   26  25   34  25   43  New Mexico
 65  108.5   36  21   38  22  113  Southeastern Louisiana
 66  108.3   34  22   36  22  101  Wake Forest
 67  108.2   26  21   39  21   66  Washington
 68  108.2   21  18   29  19   64  Texas State
 69  108.1   38  17   39  18  152  George Mason
 70  107.4   21  22   28  24   45  San Diego
 71  107.2   34  19   40  19  130  Indiana State
 72  107.1   26  21   31  23   83  Washington State
 73  107.0   32  17   32  17  136  Richmond
 74  107.0   27  27   27  27   56  New Orleans
 75  106.6   32  21   34  21  119  Alabama
 76  106.1   25  22   30  22   70  McNeese State
 77  106.0   39  14   39  14  210  Delaware
 78  106.0   24  22   34  22   80  Missouri
 79  105.9   26  16   38  16  126  Duke
 80  105.8   26  22   29  24   79  Vanderbilt
 81  105.8   21  30   25  30   19  Texas Christian
 82  105.8   38  18   43  18  160  Alabama-Birmingham
 83  105.7   35  24   37  24  123  Louisville
 84  105.3   21  27   23  28   37  St. Mary's
 85  105.2   31  28   31  28   87  Southern Mississippi
 86  104.9   31  27   31  27   90  North Carolina
 87  104.7   27  20   30  22  116  Texas-Pan American
 88  104.7   28  23   31  23  103  Southwest Missouri State
 89  104.7   34  13   37  13  218  Maryland-Baltimore County
 90  104.4   29  23   35  23  106  Central Florida
 91  104.1   21  10   26  10  181  Yale
 92  104.0   19  22   33  23   62  Iowa State
 93  104.0   28  22   36  23  115  Florida International
 94  103.4   21  28   25  28   52  Kansas
 95  103.1   30  20   35  20  157  Indiana
 96  103.1   38  16   40  16  221  Wright State
 97  103.1   20  26   29  26   54  Northwestern State
 98  103.0   28  23   30  23  120  Western Kentucky
 99  103.0   21  28   28  28   53  Kansas State
100  102.5   34  19   39  19  194  Old Dominion
101  102.4   31  17   32  17  183  Rutgers
102  102.3   20  27   28  28   61  Sam Houston State
103  102.2   17  23   24  24   65  Louisiana-Monroe
104  102.2   28  18   35  21  167  Middle Tennessee State
105  102.0   29  26   31  27  121  Georgia Southern
106  101.9   24  22   31  27  112  Central Michigan
107  101.8   32  20   33  22  165  Ohio
108  101.7   21  25   31  25   72  Nebraska
109  101.7   20  23   29  26   86  Portland State
110  101.4   23  21   30  25  117  Purdue
111  101.4   20  36   25  37   34  Grand Canyon
112  101.2   18  34   21  34   29  Santa Clara
113  101.1   27  21   27  21  143  Hartford
114  100.9   29  12   31  12  248  Southern
115  100.8   31  22   34  23  158  Bradley
116  100.7   27  13   30  13  234  St. John's
117  100.5   18  23   26  23   73  Portland
118  100.4   27  29   29  30  104  North Carolina-Charlotte
119  100.2   24  18   32  22  155  Miami, Ohio
120  100.1   22  19   27  20  137  Mercer
121   99.9   15  36   15  37   13  Loyola Marymount
122   99.8   27  28   27  28  114  Maryland
123   99.8   17   9   25  13  220  West Chester
124   99.7   22  13   28  13  209  Vermont
125   99.7   27  31   27  31  105  South Florida
126   99.7   22  24   24  24  108  Penn State
127   99.7   18  23   19  24   91  Maine
128   99.6   12  25   27  28   33  Wyoming
129   99.5   13  33   20  33   11  New Mexico State
130   99.4   24  14   25  16  206  Massachusetts
131   98.8   24  29   26  30  110  Jacksonville
132   98.7   32  28   32  28  153  Evansville
133   98.6   24  18   26  19  187  Connecticut
134   98.5   30  19   30  19  207  Towson
135   98.3   12  31   17  33   20  Pacific
136   98.2   17  31   20  34   51  Utah
137   98.0   21  30   21  30   97  Virginia
138   97.8   17  26   22  30   85  Gonzaga
139   97.7   27  21   29  28  180  Austin Peay State
140   97.7   26  13   29  15  252  Fordham
141   97.7   18  13   31  20  195  East Tennessee State
142   97.7   20  27   31  27  100  Centenary
143   97.6   18  26   26  28   99  Iowa
144   97.2   20  12   22  12  242  Lafayette
145   97.1   26  23   26  24  169  James Madison
146   97.0   37  18   42  18  258  Akron
147   96.7   22  11   23  14  254  Fairfield
148   96.7   25  26   25  26  151  Western Michigan
149   96.5   25  20   29  23  199  Providence
150   96.5   17  29   22  30   81  Arkansas State
151   96.5   23  17   35  20  214  The Citadel
152   96.2   21  18   22  18  182  Northeastern
153   96.1   21  20   25  24  168  East Carolina
154   95.8   20  26   23  27  127  Ball State
155   95.8   28  25   28  25  173  Davidson
156   95.7   17  28   23  30   98  Oregon State
157   95.7   11  37   14  41   18  San Francisco
158   95.6   16  28   21  32   84  Michigan
159   95.4   19  16   22  21  205  Villanova
160   95.2   25  26   29  29  161  Winthrop
161   95.2   29  27   33  27  188  Coastal Carolina
162   95.1   22   7   28   9  273  LeMoyne
163   95.1   20  25   26  30  134  Arkansas-Little Rock
164   95.0   18  14   20  14  226  Princeton
165   94.7   25  22   25  22  203  West Virginia
166   94.4   28  27   28  27  184  Seton Hall
167   94.4   23  12   23  12  264  C. W. Post
168   94.2   17  27   21  31  111  Illinois State
169   93.8   20  26   25  26  145  Memphis
170   93.5   26  26   26  26  197  George Washington
171   93.2   12  36   12  36   44  Stephen F. Austin
172   93.0   11  34   21  39   46  Colorado State
173   93.0   22  35   23  38  128  North Carolina-Wilmington
174   92.9   14  23   23  24  122  Air Force
175   92.8   20  25   20  26  148  North Carolina-Greensboro
176   92.5   24  15   24  15  266  Long Island
177   92.4   23  19   23  19  243  Iona
178   92.4   17  30   18  31  109  Southern Illinois
179   92.1   20  20   27  21  216  Grambling State
180   92.1   16  26   22  26  129  Eastern Michigan
181   92.0   23  30   24  30  170  Eastern Illinois
182   91.6   15  18   16  20  186  New Hampshire
183   91.1   16  38   18  38   95  Northwestern
184   91.1   20  16   24  17  250  LaSalle
185   90.9   15  16   17  17  215  Pace
186   90.6   23  25   25  26  208  Jackson State
187   90.6   16  15   20  15  246  Harvard
188   90.4    7  20   19  35   78  Texas-San Antonio
189   90.1   15  23   22  26  159  Cincinnati
190   90.0   16  27   22  28  147  St. Louis
191   90.0   18  23   28  23  192  Radford
192   89.9   12  14   18  17  202  Boston College
193   89.9   16  29   16  29  138  College of Charleston
194   89.9   17  28   20  29  150  Detroit Mercy
195   89.7   18  13   24  14  269  Monmouth
196   89.6   22  30   22  30  172  Eastern Kentucky
197   89.2   13  25   18  27  141  William and Mary
198   89.1   17  24   19  26  179  Drexel
199   89.0   14  24   18  29  154  Toledo
200   88.9   11  12   22  26  223  Florida A&M
201   88.9   18  16   19  21  260  St. Francis
202   88.8   17  21   22  27  201  Southeast Missouri State
203   88.6   23  27   23  27  227  Illinois-Chicago
204   87.8   14  18   14  27  224  Brown
205   87.8   21  30   25  31  198  Dayton
206   87.5   17  26   20  28  196  North Carolina-Asheville
207   87.4   18  15   30  17  268  Alabama State
208   86.9   15  26   20  32  177  Tennessee Tech
209   86.5   15  40   16  43  118  Xavier
210   86.3   15  30   16  32  163  Northeastern Illinois
211   86.3   19  27   20  27  231  Liberty
212   86.2   13  32   17  34  142  Appalachian State
213   86.0   10  14   16  17  236  Pennsylvania
214   85.8   16  26   21  31  204  Furman
215   85.6   11  11   14  17  265  Lehigh
216   85.6   10  29   11  30  124  Texas Southern
217   85.5   13  19   18  20  230  Navy
218   85.4   13  14   18  17  257  Bucknell
219   85.4   17  23   20  24  241  St. Joseph's
220   85.3   15  23   26  26  211  Morehead State
221   85.3   18  32   18  35  193  Rider
222   85.2   14  20   19  22  233  Central Connecticut State
223   85.0    2  33    4  43    9  Southern Utah
224   84.7   14  31   16  31  164  Western Illinois
225   84.6   11  34   14  35  133  Bowling Green State
226   84.5   12  30   22  34  149  Northern Iowa
227   84.5   13  17   18  19  251  Cornell
228   84.5   15  17   17  21  262  Wagner
229   83.7   12  18   12  23  240  Columbia
230   83.2   13  19   20  24  247  Alcorn State
231   83.1   10  18   25  22  219  Pittsburgh
232   83.1   16  27   19  30  229  Valparaiso
233   83.1    9  39   13  43  107  Samford
234   82.8   11  24   14  27  191  Tennessee State
235   82.7   13  32   16  38  171  Campbell
236   82.6    9  25   15  26  162  Marshall
237   82.3   17  19   19  21  270  Fairleigh Dickinson
238   82.1   18  36   18  36  222  Northern Illinois
239   82.1   12  22   12  22  225  Brooklyn
240   82.1   13  27   15  35  200  Temple
241   81.9    9  31   18  35  146  Butler
242   81.6   11  19   12  19  245  Holy Cross
243   81.4   11  22   13  26  235  Army
244   81.0   10  26   12  27  178  Murray State
245   80.7    6  18    9  25  175  Dartmouth
246   80.4   11  16   22  19  267  St. Bonaventure
247   79.9    9  21   19  32  217  North Carolina A&T
248   79.8   10  26   13  29  190  Youngstown State
249   79.1   11  23   13  24  249  Hofstra
250   78.9    8  38   11  39  139  Virginia Military
251   78.9   12  34   12  34  189  Cleveland State
252   78.5   11  20   15  22  256  St. Peter's
253   78.2    6  25    8  30  156  Boston University
254   78.2   10   8   16  11  274  Delaware State
255   77.6    9  25   13  30  212  Georgetown
256   77.5    9  22    9  25  238  Mississippi Valley State
257   76.6    7  22    8  25  213  Rhode Island
258   76.1    5  29   12  33  144  Prairie View A&M
259   75.5    1  18    2  30   93  Georgia State
260   75.4    7  16   14  32  261  Wisconsin-Milwaukee
261   75.0    7  32   12  34  185  Charleston Southern
262   74.5    8  39    8  39  174  Howard
263   74.4    8  28    8  28  232  Chicago State
264   73.5   10  17   15  18  272  Niagara
265   73.3   11  21   13  22  271  Canisius
266   73.0    7  26    9  28  237  Mount St. Mary's
267   71.7    8  23    8  25  263  Siena
268   71.3    6  27    8  27  239  Marist
269   70.8    7  22   13  33  255  Maryland-Eastern Shore
270   70.3    6  32    7  33  228  Manhattan
271   69.2    4  19    4  27  244  Colgate
272   68.1    4  18   10  22  253  Duquesne
273   64.1    0  18    0  18  176  Bethune-Cookman
274   62.9    3  25    4  32  259  Coppin State

Team Missing Games
Howard 1
Stephen F. Austin 1
Chicago State 12
Bethune-Cookman 18

On the St. Francis NCAA report, they list their first three games as a series against "FDU", with FDU winning two of three. Those games don't appear on the NCAA report for Fairleigh Dickinson or for the D3 FDU-Florham campus. For now, I'm treating them as games against a non-D1 opponent for St. Francis.

On both the Pittsburgh NCAA report and in their media guide, they list a 13-0 win over New Hampshire. The New Hampshire NCAA report doesn't list that game at all, and the W-L record on that report checks out without it. I'm treating it as a non-D1 game against an unknown opponent for Pitt.

I don't have a full set of games for Bethune-Cookman. Only eighteen of their games show up on someone else's records, so I'm guessing that they played a mostly D2 schedule this year. However, they did play at least eighteen games against D1 opposition, including the MEAC tournament (there apparently was no MEAC regular season that year), so I'm including them in the D1 list.

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