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 Bowls||Head Coach||Regular Season|
|2||Michigan St.||10–1–0||Duffy Daugherty||10–0–0|
|9||Notre Dame||7–2–1||Ara Parseghian||same|
|10||Southern Cal.||7–2–1||John McKay||same|
|1965 College Football Recap||Final UPI, 11–20|