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Other Final Division I-A Polls

USA Today/CNN Coaches Poll

Voted on by panel of 62 Division I-A head coaches; winning team receives the Sears Trophy (originally the McDonald's Trophy, 1991-93); first place votes in parentheses with total points (based on 25 for 1st, 24 for 2nd, etc.).

  Pts
1Florida (58)1546
2Ohio St. (4)1466
3Florida St.1408
4Arizona St.1341
5Brigham Young1261
6Nebraska1235
7Penn St.1205
8Colorado1128
9Tennessee1077
10North Carolina971
11Alabama906
12Virginia Tech791
13LSU746
14Miami-FL636
15Washington622
16Northwestern594
17Kansas St.564
18Iowa549
19Syracuse446
20Michigan390
21Notre Dame381
22Wyoming259
23Texas141
24Army106
25Auburn103
Other teams receiving votes: West Virginia (85 pts); Navy (76); Virginia (30); Stanford (24); East Carolina (19); Wisconsin (15); Southern Mississippi (13); Nevada and San Diego St. (5); Clemson (4); Texas Tech (2).. Teams on probation : Mississippi.

NFF/Hall of Fame Poll

Voted on by panel of 62 members of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame; winning team receives the NFF's MacArthur Bowl, given since 1959; first place votes in parentheses with total points (based on 25 for 1st, 24 for 2nd, etc.).

  Pts
1Florida (63)1,646
2Ohio St. (2)1,563
3Florida St.1,507
4Arizona St.1,463
5Brigham Young (1)1,320
6Nebraska1,318
7Penn St.1,271
8Colorado1,208
9Tennessee1,156
10North Carolina1,004
11Alabama959
12Virginia Tech802
13LSU790
14Northwestern710
15Washington659
16Miami-FL656
17Kansas St.614
18Michigan489
19Iowa477
20Syracuse453
21Notre Dame425
22Texas247
23Wyoming197
24Auburn165
25Army124

FWAA Poll

Voted on by a five-man panel comprised of Bob Hammel of the Bloomington (Ind.) Herald-Times, Ed Joyce of ESPN, Blair Kerkhoff of The Kansas City Star, Ivan Maisel of Newsday and Corky Simpson of the Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen. Each selector voted for one team.

Winning team receives the Grantland Rice Award, given since 1954.

1Florida (5)

NY Times Computer Ratings

Based on an analysis of each team's scores with emphasis on three factors: who won, by what margin, and against what quality of opposition. Computer balances lop-sided scores, notes home field advantage and gives late-season games more weight than those played earlier in the schedule.

The top team is assigned a rating of 1.000, ratings of all other teams reflect their strength relative to strength of No.1 team. Rankings include all regular season games.

  Rating
1Florida St.1.000
2Arizona St..989
3Florida.965
4Nebraska.930
5Ohio St..921
6Washington.908
7Brigham Young.906
8Virginia Tech.894
9Colorado.845
10Penn St..809
11Syracuse.806
12North Carolina.801
13Notre Dame.800
14Tennessee.798
15Kansas St..790
16Texas.770
17Army.757
18Miami-FL.739
19LSU.735
20Michigan.735
21Iowa.725
22East Carolina.724
23Rice.721
24Texas Tech.719
25Wyoming.717

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