Amateur Football Power Ratings
Welcome to the Amateur Football Power Ratings web site. These power ratings are intended to
be an entertaining method of assessing the hundreds of amateur football teams across the USA.
This is done to generate interest and discussion for this level of our sport.
Disclaimer: These ratings are strictly for entertainment purposes. We do not award
any trophies. We do not crown any "national" champions. We do not conduct any post season
- Teams must have played a minimum of
THREE games (excluding
any forfeit victories)
against QUALIFIED opponents
before appearing in the rating. See the next bullet point for a
definition of non-qualifying opponents.
- Games against foreign teams, all-star teams, college teams,
prison teams, or military teams are NOT included; however,
Canadian teams that participate in a U.S. league ARE included.
- Forfeit victories are NOT included in a team's winning
percentage. Only games won on the field are included as
- Forfeit losses ARE included in a team's winning percentage. If
a team forfeits a game, then their won/loss record
- Forfeit victories/losses are NOT included in a team's
opponent winning percentage. Only games won/lost on
the field are included as valid games when calculating the
opponents' winning percentage.
- Non-league games ARE included. Non-league games include
pre-season, mid-season, and post season games played between two teams
from different leagues. Non-league games may also be referred to as
non-conference, pre-season, or exhibitions. Non-league games are defined as those contests
played under regulation rules and conditions with referees, scoreboard, fans in the stands,
regulation sized field, etc. Scrimmages are defined as "glorified practices" between two teams,
and are NOT included. Scrimmages have non-regulation rules or conditions such as no special
teams, no tackling of quarterbacks, etc. Why are non-leagues games counted? The semi-pro
level is similar to the NCAA in the fact that there are numerous individual leagues across
the nation whereas the NFL is one big league. In the NCAA, non-league games count. If the
University of Michigan plays Notre Dame, it is a non-league game, and the game counts in the
teams' overall records. Likewise, semi-pro non-league games are treated similarly.