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Other Final Division I-A Polls

USA Today/ESPN 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
1Nebraska (32)1520
2Michigan (30)1516
3Florida St. 1414
4N. Carolina1292
5UCLA1239
6Florida1209
7Kansas St.1192
8Tennessee1122
9Washington St.1076
10Georgia1007
11Auburn854
12Ohio St.826
13LSU786
14Arizona St.667
15Purdue666
16Colorado St.646
17Penn St.585
18Washington512
19So. Mississippi462
20Syracuse380
21Texas A&M359
22Mississippi188
23Missouri114
24Oklahoma St.103
25Air Force74
Other teams receiving votes: Clemson (58 pts); Georgia Tech (55); Iowa (32); Louisiana Tech (31); Oregon (25); Cincinnati (24); Arizona (23); Mississippi St. (20); Michigan St. (16); New Mexico and Wisconsin (13); Tulane (10); Virginia (9); West Virginia (7); Marshall (4); Notre Dame (1).

FWAA Poll

Voted on by a five-man panel comprised of Tony Barnhart of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mark Blaudschun of the Boston Globe, Blair Kerkhoff of The Kansas City Star, Ivan Maisel of CNN-Sports Illustrated and Dick Weiss of the New York Daily News. Each selector voted for one team.

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

Michigan (5)

NFF's MacArthur Bowl

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; The McArthur Bowl was the gift of an anonymous donor in the name of General Douglas MacArthur who served for several years as chairman of the Foundation's National Advisory Board. Almost 400 ounces of silver went into the bowl which represents a huge stadium with rows of seats carved in relief.

Michigan

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
1Nebraska1.000
2Michigan.996
3Florida St..967
4Tennessee.957
5Kansas St..910
6UCLA.901
7Colorado St..897
8Florida.881
9Ohio St..865
10Georgia.846
11Washington St..840
12N. Carolina.837
13Auburn.823
14Air Force.792
15Syracuse.780
16Washington.776
17Penn St..773
18Notre Dame.760
19LSU.752
20Arizona St..735
21Purdue.734
22Marshall.718
23Virginia.718
24Mississippi.709
25Michigan St..705

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