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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
1Tennessee (62)1550
2Ohio St.1473
3Florida St.1376
4Arizona1347
5Wisconsin1289
6Florida1282
7Tulane1117
8UCLA998
9Kansas St.991
10Air Force971
11Georgia Tech932
12Michigan863
13Texas A&M839
14Georgia677
15Penn St.640
16Texas577
17Arkansas566
18Virginia485
19Virginia Tech471
20Nebraska321
21Miami-FL291
22Notre Dame256
23Purdue233
24Syracuse192
25Missouri171
Other teams receiving votes: Mississippi St. (50 pts); Marshall (49); Colorado (38); Oregon (37); West Virginia (18); Kentucky (15); TCU (11); Mississippi (8); Miami-OH (7); Wyoming (6); Idaho (2); North Carolina (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, Chris Dufresne of The Los Angeles Times, Ivan Maisel of CNN-Sports Illustrated and Steve Weiberg of USA Today. Each selector voted for one team.

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

Tennessee (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.

Tennessee

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
1Tennessee1.000
2Ohio St..962
3Florida St..937
4Florida.888
4Wisconsin.888
6Air Force.881
7Georgia Tech.858
8Arizona.852
8Purdue.852
10Michigan.850
11Penn St..830
12Texas.828
13Kansas St..823
14Texas A&M.811
15UCLA.804
16Miami-FL.801
17Syracuse.795
18Tulane.771
19Virginia Tech.766
20Missouri.758
21Georgia.748
22Nebraska.743
23West Virginia.717
24Virginia.716
25Wyoming.714

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