Final AP Top 10

For the first time, the complete writers' poll was taken after the bowl games. From 1962–67, AP ranked only 10 teams.

  After BowlsHead CoachRegular Season
1Alabama9–1–1Bear Bryant8–1–1
2Michigan St.10–1–0Duffy Daugherty10–0–0
3Arkansas10–1–0Frank Broyles10–0–0
4UCLA8–2–1Tommy Prothro7–2–1
5Nebraska10–1–0Bob Devaney10–0–0
6Missouri8–2–1Dan Devine7–2–1
7Tennessee8–1–2Doug Dickey7–1–2
8LSU8–3–0Charlie McClendon7–3–0
9Notre Dame7–2–1Ara Parseghiansame
10Southern Cal.7–2–1John McKaysame

1965 College Football RecapFinal UPI, 11–20