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1996-97 Season: Final AP Top 25 Poll

Voted on by panel of 67 sportswriters & broadcasters and released on Jan. 3, 1997, following the Sugar Bowl: winning team receives the Bear Bryant Trophy, given since 1983; first place votes in parentheses, records, total points (based on 25 for 1st, 24 for 2nd, etc.) bowl game result, head coach and career record, preseason rank (released on Aug. 11, 1996) and final regular season rank (released Dec. 8, 1996).

Final RecordPointsBowl GameHead CoachAug. 11 RankDec. 8 Rank
1Florida (651/2)12-1-016731/2won SugarSteve Spurrier (10 yrs: 93-27-2)43
2Ohio St. (11/2)11-1-015851/2won RoseJohn Cooper (20 yrs: 157-70-6)94
3Florida St.11-1-01529lost SugarBobby Bowden (31 yrs: 270-82-4)31
4Arizona St.11-1-01486lost RoseBruce Snyder (17 yrs: 100-85-5)202
5Brigham Young14-1-01360won CottonLaVell Edwards (25 yrs: 228-81-3)NR5
6Nebraska11-2-01316won OrangeTom Osborne (24 yrs: 242-49-3)16
7Penn St.11-2-01293won FiestaJoe Paterno (31 yrs: 289-74-3)117
8Colorado10-2-01228won HolidayRick Neuheisel (2 yrs: 20-4-0)58
9Tennessee10-2-01172won CitrusPhillip Fulmer (5 yrs: 42-9-0)29
10North Carolina10-2-01070won GatorMack Brown (13 yrs: 76-73-1)NR12
11Alabama10-3-0977won OutbackGene Stallings (14 yrs: 97-61-2)1516
12LSU10-2-0849won PeachGerry DiNardo (6 yrs: 36-31-1)1917
13Virginia Tech10-2-0786lost OrangeFrank Beamer (16 yrs: 103-74-4)1610
14Miami-FL9-3-0690won CarquestButch Davis (2 yrs: 17-6-0)1219
15Northwestern9-3-0663lost CitrusGary Barnett (7 yrs: 35-40-2)1811
16Washington9-3-0643lost HolidayJim Lambright (3 yrs: 30-14-1)NR13
17Kansas St.9-3-0625lost CottonBill Snyder (8 yrs: 55-36-1)2114
18Iowa9-3-0535won AlamoHayden Fry (35 yrs: 222-165-10)2221
19Notre Dame8-3-0511no bowlLou Holtz (27 yrs: 216-95-7)618
20Michigan8-4-0466lost OutbackLloyd Carr (2 yrs: 17-8-0)1415
21Syracuse9-3-0451won LibertyPaul Pasqualoni (11 yrs: 85-35-1)1023
22Wyoming10-2-0314no bowlJoe Tiller (6 yrs: 39-30-1)NR22
23Texas8-5-0169lost FiestaJohn Mackovic (12 yrs: 81-57-3)820
24Auburn8-4-0130won IndependenceTerry Bowden (13 yrs: 101-44-2)17NR
25Army10-2-071lost IndependenceBob Sutton (6 yrs: 34-32-1)NR24
Other teams receiving votes: 26. West Virginia (8-4-0, 43 points, lost Gator); 27. East Carolina (8-3-0, 37 pts, no bowl); 28. Southern Mississippi (8-3-0, 22 pts, no bowl); 29. Stanford (7-5-0, 16 pts, won Sun); 30. Wisconsin (8-5-0, 14 pts, won Copper); 31. San Diego St. (8-3-0, 4 pts, no bowl); 32. Virginia (7-5-0, 3 pts, lost Carquest); 33. Clemson (7-5-0, 2 pts, lost Peach).

No more laters for the Gators1996-97 SeasonAP Preseason and Final Regular Season Polls

1997-98 Season: Final AP Top 25 Poll

Voted on by panel of 67 sportswriters & broadcasters and released on Jan. 3, 1998, following the Orange Bowl: winning team receives the Bear Bryant Trophy, given since 1983; first place votes in parentheses, records, total points (based on 25 for 1st, 24 for 2nd, etc.) bowl game result, head coach and career record, preseason rank (released on Aug. 10, 1997) and final regular season rank (released Dec. 7, 1997).

Final
Record
PointsBowl GameHead CoachAug. 10
Rank
Dec. 7
Rank
1Michigan (511/2)12-017311/2won RoseLloyd Carr (3 yrs: 29-8-0)141
2Nebraska (181/2)13-016981/2won OrangeTom Osborne (25 yrs: 255-49-3)62
3Florida St.11-11599won SugarBobby Bowden (32 yrs: 281-83-4)34
4Florida10-21455won CitrusSteve Spurrier (11 yrs: 103-29-2)26
5UCLA10-21413won CottonBob Toledo (8 yrs: 44-43-0)305
6North Carolina11-11397won GatorMack Brown (14 yrs: 87-74-1)77
7Tennessee11-21320lost OrangePhillip Fulmer (6 yrs: 53-11-0)53
8Kansas St.11-11302won FiestaBill Snyder (9 yrs: 66-37-1)2310
9Washington St.10-21259lost RoseMike Price (17 yrs: 99-93-0)44t8
10Georgia10-21121won OutbackJim Donnan (8 yrs: 79-29-0)3612
11Auburn10-31025won PeachTerry Bowden (14 yrs: 111-47-2)1613
12Ohio St. 10-3975lost SugarJohn Cooper (21 yrs: 167-73-6)99
13LSU9-3856won IndependenceGerry DiNardo (7 yrs: 45-34-1)1015
14Arizona St.8-3773won SunBruce Snyder (18 yrs: 108-88-5)2716
15Purdue9-3715won AlamoJoe Tiller (7 yrs: 48-33-1)NR17
16Penn St.9-3706lost CitrusJoe Paterno (32 yrs: 298-77-3)111
17Colorado St.11-2673won HolidaySonny Lubick (9 yrs: 62-38-0)2618
18Washington8-4617won AlohaJim Lambright (4 yrs: 38-18-1)421
19So. Mississippi9-3490won LibertyJeff Bower (8 yrs: 43-35-1)3722
20Texas A&M9-4421lost CottonR.C. Slocum (9 yrs: 83-25-2)2820
21Syracuse9-4331lost FiestaPaul Pasqualoni (12 yrs: 104-39-1)1714
22Mississippi8-4255won Motor CityTommy Tuberville (3 yrs: 19-15-0)NRNR
23Missouri7-5175lost HolidayLarry Smith (21 yrs: 128-107-7)NR19
24Oklahoma St.8-472lost AlamoBob Simmons (3 yrs: 17-18-0)NR24
25Georgia Tech7-564won CarquestGeorge O'Leary (3 yrs: 18-19-0)41tNR
Other teams receiving votes: 26. Arizona (7-5, 59 points, won Insight.com); 27. Oregon (7-5, 50 pts, won Las Vegas); 28. Air Force (10-3, 37 pts, lost Las Vegas); 29. Marshall (10-3, 33 pts, lost Motor City); 30. Virginia (7-4, 31 pts, no bowl); 31. Clemson (7-5, 27 pts, lost Peach); 32. Louisiana Tech (9-2, 20 pts, no bowl); 33. Mississippi St. (7-4, 15 pts, no bowl); 34. Michigan St. (7-5, 9 pts, lost Aloha); 35. Wisconsin (8-5, 8 pts, no bowl); 36. New Mexico (9-4, 6 pts, lost Insight.com); 37. Cincinnati (8-4, 5 pts, won Humanitarian); 38. Notre Dame (7-6, 3 pts, lost Independence); 39. Iowa (7-5, 2 pts, lost Sun); 40. Virginia Tech (7-5, 1 pt, lost Gator).

Getting their share1997-98 SeasonAP Preseason and Final Regular Season Polls

1936 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Minnesota7–1–0Bernie Biermansame
2LSU9–0–1Bernie Moore9–1–1
3Pittsburgh7–1–1Jock Sutherland8–1–1
4Alabama8–0–1Frank Thomassame
5Washington7–1–1Jimmy Phelan7–2–1
6Santa Clara7–1–0Buck Show8–1–0
7Northwestern7–1–0Pappy Waldorfsame
8Notre Dame6–2–1Elmer Laydensame
9Nebraska7–2–0Dana X. Biblesame
10Pennsylvania7–1–0Harvey Harmansame
11Duke9–1–0Wallace Wadesame
12Yale7–1–0Ducky Pondsame
13Dartmouth7–1–1Red Blaiksame
14Duquesne7–2–0John Smith8–2–0
15Fordham5–1–2Jim Crowleysame
16TCU8–2–2Dutch Meyer9–2–2
17Tennessee6–2–2Bob Neylandsame
18Arkansas7–3–0Fred Thomsensame
19Navy6–3–0Tom Hamiltonsame
20Marquette7–1–0Frank Murray7–2–0

1936 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1937 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Pittsburgh9–0–1Jock Sutherlandsame
2California9–0–1Stub Allison10–0–1
3Fordham7–0–1Jim Crowleysame
4Alabama9–0–0Frank Thomas9–1–0
5Minnesota6–2–0Bernie Biermansame
6Villanova8–0–1Clipper Smithsame
7Dartmouth7–0–2Red Blaiksame
8LSU9–1–0Bernie Moore9–2–0
9Notre Dame6–2–1Elmer Laydensame
Santa Clara8–0–0Buck Shaw9–0–0
11Nebraska6–1–2Biff Jonessame
12Yale6–1–1Ducky Pondsame
13Ohio St.6–2–0Francis Schmidtsame
14Holy Cross8–0–2Eddie Andersonsame
Arkansas6–2–2Fred Thomsensame
16TCU4–2–2Dutch Meyersame
17Colorado8–0–0Bunnie Oakes8–1–0
18Rice5–3–2Jimmy Kitts6–3–2
19N. Carolina7–1–1Ray Wolfsame
20Duke7–2–1Wallace Wadesame

1937 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1938 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1TCU10–0–0Dutch Meyer11–0–0
2Tennessee10–0–0Bob Neyland11–0–0
3Duke9–0–0Wallace Wade9–1–0
4Oklahoma10–0–0Tom Stidham10–1–0
5Notre Dame8–1–0Elmer Laydensame
6Carnegie Tech7–1–0Bill Kern7–2–0
7Southern Cal8–2–0Howard Jones9–2–0
8Pittsburgh8–2–0Jock Sutherlandsame
9Holy Cross8–1–0Eddie Andersonsame
10Minnesota6–2–0Bernie Biermansame
11Texas Tech10–0–0Pete Cawthon10–1–0
12Cornell5–1–1Carl Snavelysame
13Alabama7–1–1Frank Thomassame
14California10–1–0Stub Allisonsame
15Fordham6–1–2Jim Crowleysame
16Michigan6–1–1Fritz Crislersame
17Northwestern4–2–2Pappy Waldorfsame
18Villanova8–0–1Clipper Smithsame
19Tulane7–2–1Red Dawsonsame
20Dartmouth7–2–0Red Blaiksame

1938 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1939 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Texas A&M10–0–0Homer Norton11–0–0
2Tennessee10–0–0Bob Neyland10–1–0
3Southern Cal7–0–2Howard Jones8–0–2
4Cornell8–0–0Carl Snavelysame
5Tulane8–0–1Red Dawson8–1–1
6Missouri8–1–0Don Faurot8–2–0
7UCLA6–0–4Babe Horrellsame
8Duke8–1–0Wallace Wadesame
9Iowa6–1–1Eddie Andersonsame
10Duquesne8–0–1Buff Donellisame
11Boston College9–1–0Frank Leahy9–2–0
12Clemson8–1–0Jess Neely9–1–0
13Notre Dame7–2–0Elmer Laydensame
14Santa Clara5–1–3Buck Shawsame
15Ohio St.6–2–0Francis Schmidtsame
16Georgia Tech7–2–0Bill Alexander8–2–0
17Fordham6–2–0Jim Crowleysame
18Nebraska7–1–1Biff Jonessame
19Oklahoma6–2–1Tom Stidhamsame
20Michigan6–2–0Fritz Crislersame

1939 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1940 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Minnesota8–0–0Bernie Biermansame
2Stanford9–0–0C. Shaughnessy10–0–0
3Michigan7–1–0Fritz Crislersame
4Tennessee10–0–0Bob Neyland10–1–0
5Boston Col.10–0–0Frank Leahy11–0–0
6Texas A&M8–1–0Homer Norton9–1–0
7Nebraska8–1–0Biff Jones8–2–0
8Northwestern6–2–0Pappy Waldorfsame
9Miss. St.9–0–1Allyn McKeen10–0–1
10Washington7–2–0Jimmy Phelansame
11Santa Clara6–1–1Buck Shawsame
12Fordham7–1–0Jim Crowley7–2–0
13Georgetown8–1–0Jack Hagerty8–2–0
14Pennsylvania6–1–1George Mungersame
15Cornell6–2–0Carl Snavelysame
16SMU8–1–1Matty Bellsame
17Hard.-Simmons9–0–0Abe Woodsonsame
18Duke7–2–0Wallace Wadesame
19Lafayette9–0–0Hooks Mylinsame
20

1940 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1941 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Minnesota8–0–0Bernie Biermansame
2Duke9–0–0Wallace Wade9–1–0
3Notre Dame8–0–1Frank Leahysame
4Texas8–1–1Dana X. Biblesame
5Michigan6–1–1Fritz Crislersame
6Fordham7–1–0Jim Crowley8–1–0
7Missouri8–1–0Don Faurot8–2–0
8Duquesne8–0–0Buff Donellisame
9Texas A&M9–1–0Homer Norton9–2–0
10Navy7–1–1Swede Larsonsame
11Northwestern5–3–0Pappy Waldorfsame
12Oregon St.7–2–0Lon Stiner8–2–0
13Ohio St.6–1–1Paul Brownsame
14Georgia8–1–1Wally Butts9–1–1
15Pennsylvania7–1–1George Mungersame
16Miss. St.8–1–1Allyn McKeensame
17Mississippi6–2–1Harry Mehresame
18Tennessee8–2–0John Barnhillsame
19Washington St.6–4–0Babe Hollingberysame
20Alabama8–2–0Frank Thomas9–2–0

1941 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1942 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Ohio St.9–1–0Paul Brownsame
2Georgia10–1–0Wally Butts11–1–0
3Wisconsin8–1–1H. Stuhldrehersame
4Tulsa10–0–0Henry Frnka10–1–0
5Georgia Tech9–1–0Bill Alexander9–2–0
6Notre Dame7–2–2Frank Leahysame
7Tennessee8–1–1John Barnhill9–1–1
8Boston Col.8–1–0Denny Myers8–2–0
9Michigan7–3–0Fritz Crislersame
10Alabama7–3–0Frank Thomas8–3–0
11Texas8–2–0Dana X. Bible9–2–0
12Stanford6–4–0Marchie Schwartzsame
13UCLA7–3–0Babe Horrell7–4–0
14Wm.& Mary9–1–1Carl Voylessame
15Santa Clara7–2–0Buck Shawsame
16Auburn6–4–1Jack Meaghersame
17Wash. St.6–2–2Babe Hollingberysame
18Miss. St.8–2–0Allyn McKeensame
19Minnesota5–4–0George Hausersame
Holy Cross5–4–1Ank Scanlonsame
Penn St.6–1–1Bob Higginssame

1942 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1943 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Notre Dame9–1–0Frank Leahysame
2Iowa Pre-Flight9–1–0Don Faurotsame
3Michigan8–1–0Fritz Crislersame
4Navy8–1–0Billick Whelchelsame
5Purdue9–0–0Elmer Burnhamsame
6Great Lakes10–2–0Tony Hinklesame
7Duke8–1–0Eddie Cameronsame
8Del Monte P-F7–1–0Bill Kernsame
9Northwestern6–2–0Pappy Waldorfsame
10March Field9–1–0Paul Schisslersame
11Army7–2–1Red Blaiksame
12Washington4–0–0Ralph Welch4–1–0
13Georgia Tech7–3–0Bill Alexander8–3–0
14Texas7–1–0Dana X. Bible7–1–1
15Tulsa6–0–1Henry Frnka6–1–1
16Dartmouth6–1–0Earl Brownsame
17Bainbridge NTS7–0–0Joe Maniacisame
18Colorado Col.7–0–0Hal Whitesame
19Pacific7–2–0Amos A. Staggsame
20Pennsylvania6–2–1George Mungersame
Note: March Field beat Pacific, 19–0, on Dec.11 after final poll was released.

1943 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1944 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Army9–0–0Red Blaiksame
2Ohio St9–0–0Carroll Widdoessame
3Randolph Field11–0–0Frank Triticosame
4Navy6–3–0Oscar Hagbergsame
5Bainbridge NTS9–0–0Joe Maniacisame
6Iowa Pre-Flight10–1–0Jack Meaghersame
7Southern Cal7–0–2Jeff Cravath8–0–2
8Michigan8–2–0Fritz Crislersame
9Notre Dame8–2–0Ed McKeeversame
10March Field7–1–2Paul Schisslersame
11Duke5–4–0Eddie Cameron6–4–0
12Tennessee8–0–1John Barnhill8–1–1
13Georgia Tech8–2–0Bill Alexander8–3–0
Norman P-F6–0–0John Greggsame
15Illinois5–4–1Ray Eliotsame
16El Toro Marines8–1–0Dick Hanleysame
17Great Lakes9–2–1Paul Brownsame
18Fort Pierce9–0–0Hamp Poolsame
19St. Mary's P-F4–4–0Jules Sikessame
202nd Air Force7–2–1Bill Reesesame

1944 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1945 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Army9–0–0Red Blaiksame
2Alabama9–0–0Frank Thomas10–0–0
3Navy7–1–1Oscar Hagbergsame
4Indiana9–0–1Bo McMillansame
5Oklahoma A&M8–0–0Jim Lookabaugh9–0–0
6Michigan7–3–0Fritz Crislersame
7St. Mary's7–1–0Jimmy Phelan7–2–0
8Pennsylvania6–2–0George Mungersame
9Notre Dame7–2–1Hugh Devoresame
10Texas9–1–0Dana X. Bible10–1–0
11Southern Cal7–3–0Jeff Cravath7–4–0
12Ohio St.7–2–0Carroll Widdoessame
13Duke6–2–0Eddie Cameronsame
14Tennessee8–1–0John Barnhillsame
15LSU7–2–0Bernie Mooresame
16Holy Cross8–1–0John DeGrosa8–2–0
17Tulsa8–2–0Henry Frnka8–3–0
18Georgia8–2–0Wally Butts9–2–0
19Wake Forest4–3–1Peahead Walker5–3–1
20Columbia8–1–0Lou Littlesame

1945 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1946 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Notre Dame8–0–1Frank Leahysame
2Army9–0–1Red Blaiksame
3Georgia10–0–0Wally Butts11–0–0
4UCLA10–0–0B. LaBrucherie10–1–0
5Illinois7–2–0Ray Eliot8–2–0
6Michigan6–2–1Fritz Crislersame
7Tennessee9–1–0Bob Neyland9–2–0
8LSU9–1–0Bernie Moore9–1–1
9N.Carolina8–1–1Carl Snavely8–2–1
10Rice8–2–0Jess Neely9–2–0
11Georgia Tech8–2–0Bobby Dodd9–2–0
12Yale7–1–1Howard Odellsame
13Pennsylvania6–2–0George Mungersame
14Oklahoma7–3–0Jim Tatum8–3–0
15Texas8–2–0Dana X. Biblesame
16Arkansas6–3–1John Barnhill6–3–2
17Tulsa9–1–0J.O. Brotherssame
18N.C. State8–2–0Beattie Feathers8–3–0
19Delaware9–0–0Bill Murray10–0–0
20Indiana6–3–0Bo McMillansame

1946 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1947 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Notre Dame9–0–0Frank Leahysame
2Michigan9–0–0Fritz Crisler10–0–0
3SMU9–0–1Matty Bell9–0–2
4Penn St.9–0–0Bob Higgins9–0–1
5Texas9–1–0Blair Cherry10–1–0
6Alabama8–2–0Red Drew8–3–0
7Pennsylvania7–0–1George Mungersame
8Southern Cal7–1–1Jeff Cravath7–2–1
9N.Carolina8–2–0Carl Snavelysame
10Georgia Tech9–1–0Bobby Dodd10–1–0
11Army5–2–2Red Blaiksame
12Kansas8–0–2George Sauer8–1–2
13Mississippi8–2–0Johnny Vaught9–2–0
14Wm.& Mary9–1–0Rube McCray9–2–0
15California9–1–0Pappy Waldorfsame
16Oklahoma7–2–1Bud Wilkinsonsame
17N.C. State5–3–1Beattie Featherssame
18Rice6–3–1Jess Neelysame
19Duke4–3–2Wallace Wadesame
20Columbia7–2–0Lou Littlesame

1947 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1948 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Michigan9–0–0Bennie Oosterbaansame
2Notre Dame9–0–1Frank Leahysame
3N. Carolina9–0–1Carl Snavely9–1–1
4California10–0–0Pappy Waldorf10–1–0
5Oklahoma9–1–0Bud Wilkinson10–1–0
6Army8–0–1Red Blaiksame
7Northwestern7–2–0Bob Voigts8–2–0
8Georgia9–1–0Wally Butts9–2–0
9Oregon9–1–0Jim Aiken9–2–0
10SMU8–1–1Matty Bell9–1–1
11Clemson10–0–0Frank Howard11–0–0
12Vanderbilt8–2–1Red Sanderssame
13Tulane9–1–0Henry Frnkasame
14Michigan St.6–2–2Biggie Munnsame
15Mississippi8–1–0Johnny Vaughtsame
16Minnesota7–2–0Bernie Biermansame
17Wm.& Mary6–2–2Rube McCray7–2–2
18Penn St.7–1–1Bob Higginssame
19Cornell8–1–0Lefty Jamessame
20Wake Forest6–3–0Peahead Walker6–4–0

1948 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1949 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Notre Dame10–0–0Frank Leahysame
2Oklahoma10–0–0Bud Wilkinson11–0–0
3California10–0–0Pappy Waldorf10–1–0
4Army9–0–0Red Blaiksame
5Rice9–1–0Jess Neely10–1–0
6Ohio St.6–1–2Wes Fesler7–1–2
7Michigan6–2–1Bennie Oosterbaansame
8Minnesota7–2–0Bernie Biermansame
9LSU8–2–0Gaynell Tinsley8–3–0
10Pacific11–0–0Larry Siemeringsame
11Kentucky9–2–0Bear Bryant9–3–0
12Cornell8–1–0Lefty Jamessame
13Villanova8–1–0Jim Leonardsame
14Maryland8–1–0Jim Tatum9–1–0
15Santa Clara7–2–1Len Casanova8–2–1
16N. Carolina7–3–0Carl Snavely7–4–0
17Tennessee7–2–1Bob Neylandsame
18Princeton6–3–0Charlie Caldwellsame
19Michigan St.6–3–0Biggie Munnsame
20Missouri7–3–0Don Faurot7–4–0
Baylor8–2–0Bob Woodruffsame

1949 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1950 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Oklahoma10–0–0Bud Wilkinson10–1–0
2Army8–1–0Red Blaiksame
3Texas9–1–0Blair Cherry9–2–1
4Tennessee10–1–0Bob Neyland11–1–0
5California9–0–1Pappy Waldorf9–1–1
6Princeton9–0–0Charlie Caldwellsame
7Kentucky10–1–0Bear Bryant11–1–0
8Michigan St.8–1–0Biggie Munnsame
9Michigan5–3–1Bennie Oosterhaan6–3–1
10Clemson8–0–1Frank Howard9–0–1
11Washington8–2–0Howard Odellsame
12Wyoming9–0–0Bowden Wyatt10–0–0
13Illinois7–2–0Ray Eliotsame
14Ohio St.6–3–0Wes Feslersame
15Miami, FL9–0–1Andy Gustafson9–1–1
16Alabama9–2–0Red Drewsame
17Nebraska6–2–1Bill Glassfordsame
18Wash.& Lee8–2–0George Barclay8–3–0
19Tulsa9–1–1J.O. Brotherssame
20Tulane6–2–1Henry Frnkasame

1950 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1951 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Tennessee10–0–0Bob Neyland10–1–0
2Michigan St.9–0–0Biggie Munnsame
3Maryland9–0–0Jim Tatum10–0–0
4Illinois8–0–1Ray Eliot9–0–1
5Ga. Tech10–0–1Bobby Dodd11–0–1
6Princeton9–0–0Charlie Caldwellsame
7Stanford9–1–0Chuck Taylor9–2–0
8Wisconsin7–1–1Ivy Williamsonsame
9Baylor8–1–1George Sauer8–2–1
10Oklahoma8–2–0Bud Wilkinsonsame
11TCU6–4–0Dutch Meyer6–5–0
12California8–2–0Pappy Waldorfsame
13Virginia8–1–0Art Guepesame
14San Fran9–0–0Joe Kuharichsame
15Kentucky7–4–0Bear Bryant8–4–0
16Boston Univ.6–4–0Buff Donellisame
17UCLA5–3–1Red Sanderssame
18Wash. St.7–3–0Forest Evashevskisame
19Holy Cross8–2–0Eddie Andersonsame
20Clemson7–2–0Frank Howard7–3–0

1951 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1952 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Michigan St.9–0–0Biggie Munnsame
2Ga. Tech11–0–0Bobby Dodd12–0–0
3Notre Dame7–2–1Frank Leahysame
4Oklahoma8–1–1Bud Wilkinsonsame
5Southern Cal.9–1–0Jess Hill10–1–0
6UCLA8–1–0Red Sanderssame
7Mississippi8–0–2Johnny Vaught8–1–2
8Tennessee8–1–1Bob Neyland8–2–1
9Alabama9–2–0Red Drew10–2–0
10Texas8–2–0Ed Price9–2–0
11Wisconsin6–2–1Ivy Williamson6–3–1
12Tulsa8–1–1J.O. Brothers8–2–1
13Maryland7–2–0Jim Tatumsame
14Syracuse7–2–0Ben Schwartzwalder7–3–0
15Florida7–3–0Bob Woodruff8–3–0
16Duke8–2–0Bill Murraysame
17Ohio St.6–3–0Woody Hayessame
18Purdue4–3–2Stu Holcombsame
19Princeton8–1–0Charlie Caldwellsame
20Kentucky5–4–2Bear Bryantsame

1952 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1953 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Maryland10–0–0Jim Tatum10–1–0
2Notre Dame9–0–1Frank Leahysame
3Michigan St.8–1–0Biggie Munn9–1–0
4Oklahoma8–1–1Bud Wilkinson9–1–1
5UCLA8–1–0Red Sanders8–2–0
6Rice8–2–0Jess Neely9–2–0
7Illinois7–1–1Ray Eliotsame
8Georgia Tech8–2–1Bobby Dodd9–2–1
9Iowa5–3–1Forest Evashevskisame
10West Va.8–1–0Art Lewis8–2–0
11Texas7–3–0Ed Pricesame
12Texas Tech10–1–0DeWitt Weaver11–1–0
13Alabama6–2–3Red Drew6–3–3
14Army7–1–1Red Blaiksame
15Wisconsin6–2–1Ivy Williamsonsame
16Kentucky7–2–1Bear Bryantsame
17Auburn7–2–1Shug Jordon7–3–1
18Duke7–2–1Bill Murraysame
19Stanford6–3–1Chuck Taylorsame
20Michigan6–3–0Bennie Oosterbaansame

1953 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1954 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Ohio St.9–0–0Woody Hayes10–0–0
2UCLA9–0–0Red Sanderssame
3Oklahoma10–0–0Bud Wilkinsonsame
4Notre Dame9–1–0Terry Brennansame
5Navy7–2–0Eddie Erdelatz8–2–0
6Mississippi9–1–0Johnny Vaught9–2–0
7Army7–2–0Red Blaiksame
8Maryland7–2–1Jim Tatumsame
9Wisconsin7–2–0Ivy Williamsonsame
10Arkansas8–2–0Bowden Wyatt8–3–0
11Miami, FL8–1–0Andy Gustafsonsame
12West Va.8–1–0Art Lewissame
13Auburn7–3–0Shug Jordan8–3–0
14Duke7–2–1Bill Murray8–2–1
15Michigan6–3–0Bennie Oosterbaansame
16Va. Tech8–0–1Frank Moseleysame
17Southern Cal.8–3–0Jess Hill8–4–0
18Baylor7–3–0George Sauer7–4–0
19Rice7–3–0Jess Neelysame
20Penn St.7–2–0Rip Englesame

1954 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1955 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Oklahoma10–0–0Bud Wilkinson11–0–0
2Michigan St.8–1–0Duffy Daugherty9–1–0
3Maryland10–0–0Jim Tatum10–1–0
4UCLA9–1–0Red Sanders9–2–0
5Ohio St.7–2–0Woody Hayessame
6TCU9–1–0Abe Martin9–2–0
7Georgia Tech8–1–1Bobby Dodd9–1–1
8Auburn8–1–1Shug Jordan8–2–1
9Notre Dame8–2–0Terry Brennansame
10Mississippi9–1–0Johnny Vaught10–1–0
11Pittsburgh7–3–0John Michelosen7–4–0
12Michigan7–2–0Bennie Oosterbaansame
13Southern Cal.6–4–0Jess Hillsame
14Miami, FL6–3–0Andy Gustafsonsame
15Miami, OH9–0–0Ara Parseghiansame
16Stanford6–3–1Chuck Taylorsame
17Texas A&M7–2–1Bear Bryantsame
18Navy6–2–1Eddie Erdelatzsame
19West Va.8–2–0Art Lewissame
20Army6–3–0Red Blaiksame

1955 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1956 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Oklahoma10–0–0Bud Wilkinsonsame
2Tennessee10–0–0Bowden Wyatt10–1–0
3Iowa8–1–0Forest Evashevski9–1–0
4Georgia Tech9–1–0Bobby Dodd10–1–0
5Texas A&M9–0–1Bear Bryantsame
6Miami, FL8–1–1Andy Gustafsonsame
7Michigan7–2–0Bennie Oosterbaansame
8Syracuse7–1–0Ben Schwartzwalder7–2–0
9Michigan St.7–2–0Duffy Daughertysame
10Oregon St.7–2–1Tommy Prothro7–3–1
11Baylor8–2–0Sam Boyd9–2–0
12Minnesota6–1–2Murray Warmathsame
13Pittsburgh7–2–1John Michelosen7–3–1
14TCU7–3–0Abe Martin8–3–0
15Ohio St.6–3–0Woody Hayessame
16Navy6–1–2Eddie Erdelatzsame
17G.Washington7–1–1Gene Sherman8–1–1
18Southern Cal.8–2–0Jess Hillsame
19Clemson7–1–2Frank Howard7–2–2
20Colorado7–2–1Dallas Ward8–2–1
Penn St.6–2–1Rip Englesame

1956 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1957 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Auburn10–0–0Shug Jordansame
2Ohio St.8–1–0Woody Hayes9–1–0
3Michigan St.8–1–0Duffy Daughertysame
4Oklahoma9–1–0Bud Wilkinson10–1–0
5Navy8–1–1Eddie Erdelatz9–1–1
6Iowa7–1–1Forest Evashevskisame
7Mississippi8–1–1Johnny Vaught9–1–1
8Rice7–3–0Jess Neely7–4–0
9Texas A&M8–2–0Bear Bryant8–3–0
10Notre Dame7–3–0Terry Brennansame
11Texas6–3–1Darrell Royal6–4–1
12Arizona St.10–0–0Dan Devinesame
13Tennessee7–3–0Bowden Wyatt8–3–0
14Miss. St.6–2–1Wade Walkersame
15N.C.State7–1–2Earle Edwardssame
16Duke6–2–2Bill Murray6–3–2
17Florida6–2–1Bob Woodruffsame
18Army7–2–0Red Blaiksame
19Wisconsin6–3–0Milt Bruhnsame
20VMI9–0–1John McKennasame

1957 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1958 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1LSU10–0–0Paul Dietzel11–0–0
2Iowa7–1–1Forest Evashevski8–1–1
3Army8–0–1Red Blaiksame
4Auburn9–0–1Shug Jordansame
5Oklahoma9–1–0Bud Wilkinson10–1–0
6Air Force9–0–1Ben Martin9–0–2
7Wisconsin7–1–1Milt Bruhnsame
8Ohio St.6–1–2Woody Hayessame
9Syracuse8–1–0Ben Schwartzwalder8–2–0
10TCU8–2–0Abe Martin8–2–1
11Mississippi8–2–0Johnny Vaught9–2–0
12Clemson8–2–0Frank Howard8–3–0
13Purdue6–1–2Jack Mollenkopfsame
14Florida6–3–1Bob Woodruff6–4–1
15S.Carolina7–3–0Warren Giesesame
16California7–3–0Pete Elliott7–4–0
17Notre Dame6–4–0Terry Brennansame
18SMU6–4–0Bill Meeksame
19Oklahoma St.7–3–0Cliff Speegle8–3–0
20Rutgers8–1–0John Stiegmansame

1958 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1959 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Syracuse10–0–0Ben Schwartzwalder11–0–0
2Mississippi9–1–0Johnny Vaught10–1–0
3LSU9–1–0Paul Dietzel9–2–0
4Texas9–1–0Darrell Royal9–2–0
5Georgia9–1–0Wally Butts10–1–0
6Wisconsin7–2–0Milt Bruhn7–3–0
7TCU8–2–0Abe Martin8–3–0
8Washington9–1–0Jim Owens10–1–0
9Arkansas8–2–0Frank Broyles9–2–0
10Alabama7–1–2Bear Bryant7–2–2
11Clemson8–2–0Frank Howard9–2–0
12Penn St.8–2–0Rip Engle9–2–0
13Illinois5–3–1Ray Eliotsame
14Southern Cal.8–2–0Don Clarksame
15Oklahoma7–3–0Bud Wilkinsonsame
16Wyoming9–1–0Bob Devaneysame
17Notre Dame5–5–0Joe Kuharichsame
18Missouri6–4–0Dan Devine6–5–0
19Florida5–4–1Bob Woodruffsame
20Pittsburgh6–4–0John Michelosensame

1959 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1960 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Minnesota8–1–0Murray Warmath8–2–0
2Mississippi9–0–1Johnny Vaught10–0–1
3Iowa8–1–0Forest Evashevskisame
4Navy9–1–0Wayne Hardin9–2–0
5Missouri9–1–0Dan Devine10–1–0
6Washington9–1–0Jim Owens10–1–0
7Arkansas8–2–0Frank Broyles8–3–0
8Ohio St.7–2–0Woody Hayessame
9Alabama8–1–1Bear Bryant8–1–2
10Duke7–3–0Bill Murray8–3–0
11Kansas7–2–1Jack Mitchellsame
12Baylor8–2–0John Bridgers8–3–0
13Auburn8–2–0Shug Jordansame
14Yale9–0–0Jordan Olivarsame
15Michigan St.6–2–1Duffy Daughertysame
16Penn St.6–3–0Rip Engle7–3–0
17New Mex.St.10–0–0Warren Woodson11–0–0
18Florida8–2–0Ray Graves9–2–0
19Syracuse7–2–0Ben Schwartzwaldersame
Purdue4–4–1Jack Mollenkopfsame

1960 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1961 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

8–3–0 Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Alabama10–0–0Bear Bryant11–0–0
2Ohio St.8–0–1Woody Hayessame
3Texas9–1–0Darrell Royal10–1–0
4LSU9–1–0Paul Dietzel10–1–0
5Mississippi9–1–0Johnny Vaught9–2–0
6Minnesota7–2–0Murray Warmath8–2–0
7Colorado9–1–0Sonny Grandelius9–2–0
8Michigan St.7–2–0Duffy Daughertysame
9Arkansas8–2–0Frank Broyles8–3–0
10Utah St.9–0–1John Ralston9–1–1
11Missouri7–2–1Dan Devinesame
12Purdue6–3–0Jack Mollenkopfsame
13Georgia Tech7–3–0Bobby Dodd7–4–0
14Syracuse7–3–0Ben Schwartzwalder8–3–0
15Rutgers9–0–0John Batemansame
16UCLA7–3–0Bill Barnes7–4–0
17Rice7–3–0Jess Neely7–4–0
Penn St.7–3–0Rip Engle8–3–0
Arizona8–1–1Jim LaRuesame
20Duke7–3–0Bill Murraysame

1961 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1962 College Football Final AP Top 10

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

From 1962–67, AP ranked only 10 teams.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Southern Cal.10–0–0John McKay11–0–0
2Wisconsin8–1–0Milt Bruhn8–2–0
3Mississippi9–0–0Johnny Vaught10–0–0
4Texas9–0–1Darrell Royal9–1–1
5Alabama9–1–0Bear Bryant10–1–0
6Arkansas9–1–0Frank Broyles9–2–0
7LSU8–1–1Charlie McClendon9–1–1
8Oklahoma8–2–0Bud Wilkinson8–3–0
9Penn St.9–1–0Rip Engle9–2–0
10Minnesota6–2–1Murray Warmathsame

1962 College Football RecapFinal UPI, 11–20

1963 College Football Final AP Top 10

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

From 1962–67, AP ranked only 10 teams.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Texas10–0–0Darrell Royal11–0–0
2Navy9–1–0Wayne Hardin9–2–0
3Illinois7–1–1Pete Elliott8–1–1
4Pittsburgh9–1–0John Michelosensame
5Auburn9–1–0Shug Jordan9–2–0
6Nebraska9–1–0Bob Devaney10–1–0
7Mississippi7–0–2Johnny Vaught7–1–2
8Alabama8–2–0Bear Bryant9–2–0
9Oklahoma8–2–0Bud Wilkinsonsame
10Michigan St.6–2–1Duffy Daughertysame

1963 College Football RecapFinal UPI, 11–20

1964 College Football Final AP Top 10

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

From 1962–67, AP ranked only 10 teams.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Alabama10–0–0Bear Bryant10–1–0
2Arkansas10–0–0Frank Broyles11–0–0
3Notre Dame9–1–0Ara Parseghiansame
4Michigan8–1–0Bump Elliott9–1–0
5Texas9–1–0Darrell Royal10–1–0
6Nebraska9–1–0Bob Devaney9–2–0
7LSU7–2–1Charlie McClendon8–2–1
8Oregon St.8–2–0Tommy Prothro8–3–0
9Ohio St.7–2–0Woody Hayessame
10Southern Cal.7–3–0John McKaysame

1964 College Football RecapFinal UPI, 11–20

1965 College Football 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

1966 College Football Final AP Top 10

After waiting until the bowl games were played last year, the writers' poll returned to a final vote before the bowl games in 1966. From 1962–67, AP ranked only 10 teams.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Notre Dame9–0–1Ara Parseghiansame
2Michigan St.9–0–1Duffy Daughertysame
3Alabama10–0–0Bear Bryant11–0–0
4Georgia9–1–0Vince Dooley10–1–0
5UCLA9–1–0Tommy Prothrosame
6Nebraska9–1–0Bob Devaney9–2–0
7Purdue8–2–0Jack Mollenkopf9–2–0
8Georgia Tech9–1–0Bobby Dodd9–2–0
9Miami, FL7–2–1Charlie Tate8–2–1
10SMU8–2–0Hayden Fry8–3–0

1966 College Football RecapFinal UPI, 11–20

1967 College Football Final AP Top 10

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

From 1962–67, AP ranked only 10 teams.

Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Southern Cal9–1–0John McKay10–1–0
2Tennessee9–1–0Doug Dickey9–2–0
3Oklahoma9–1–0Chuck Fairbanks10–1–0
4Indiana9–1–0John Pont9–2–0
5Notre Dame8–2–0Ara Parseghiansame
6Wyoming10–0–0Lloyd Eaton10–1–0
7Oregon St.7–2–1Dee Androssame
8Alabama8–1–1Bear Bryant8–2–1
9Purdue8–2–0Jack Mollenkopfsame
10Penn St.8–2–0Joe Paterno8–2–1

1967 College Football RecapFinal UPI, 11–20

1968 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Ohio St.10–0–0Woody Hayes9–0–0
2Penn St.11–0–0Joe Paterno10–0–0
3Texas9–1–1Darrell Royal8–1–1
4Southern Cal9–1–1John McKay9–0–1
5Notre Dame7–2–1Ara Parseghiansame
6Arkansas10–1–0Frank Broyles9–1–0
7Kansas9–2–0Pepper Rodgers9–1–0
8Georgia8–1–2Vince Dooley8–0–2
9Missouri8–3–0Dan Devine7–3–0
10Purdue8–2–0Jack Mollenkopfsame
11Oklahoma7–4–0Chuck Fairbanks7–3–0
12Michigan8–2–0Bump Elliottsame
13Tennessee8–2–1Doug Dickey8–1–1
14SMU8–3–0Hayden Fry7–3–0
15Oregon St.7–3–0Dee Androssame
16Auburn7–4–0Shug Jordan6–4–0
17Alabama8–3–0Bear Bryant8–2–0
18Houston6–2–2Bill Yeomansame
19LSU8–3–0Charlie McClendon7–3–0
20Ohio Univ.10–1–0Bill Hess10–0–0

1968 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1969 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Texas11–0–0Darrell Royal10–0–0
2Penn St.11–0–0Joe Paterno10–0–0
3Southern Cal.10–0–1John McKay9–0–1
4Ohio St.8–1–0Woody Hayessame
5Notre Dame8–2–1Ara Parseghian8–1–1
6Missouri9–2–0Dan Devine9–1–0
7Arkansas9–2–0Frank Broyles9–1–0
8Mississippi8–3–0Johnny Vaught7–3–0
9Michigan8–3–0Bo Schembechler8–2–0
10LSU9–1–0Charlie McClendonsame
11Nebraska9–2–0Bob Devaney8–2–0
12Houston9–2–0Bill Yeoman8–2–0
13UCLA8–1–1Tommy Prothrosame
14Florida9–1–1Ray Graves8–1–1
15Tennessee9–2–0Doug Dickey9–1–0
16Colorado8–3–0Eddie Crowder7–3–0
17W.Virginia10–1–0Jim Carlen9–1–0
18Purdue8–2–0Jack Mollenkopfsame
19Stanford7–2–1John Ralstonsame
20Auburn8–3–0Shug Jordan8–2–0

1969 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1970 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Nebraska11–0–1Bob Devaney10–0–1
2Notre Dame10–1–0Ara Parseghian9–1–0
3Texas10–1–0Darrell Royal10–0–0
4Tennessee11–1–0Bill Battle10–1–0
5Ohio St.9–1–0Woody Hayes9–0–0
6Arizona St.11–0–0Frank Kush10–0–0
7LSU9–3–0Charlie McClendon9–2–0
8Stanford9–3–0John Ralston8–3–0
9Michigan9–1–0Bo Schembechlersame
10Auburn9–2–0Shug Jordan8–2–0
11Arkansas9–2–0Frank Broylessame
12Toledo12–0–0Frank Lauterbur11–0–0
13Georgia Tech9–3–0Bud Carson8–3–0
14Dartmouth9–0–0Bob Blackmansame
15Southern Cal6–4–1John McKaysame
16Air Force9–3–0Ben Martin9–2–0
17Tulane8–4–0Jim Pittman7–4–0
18Penn St.7–3–0Joe Paternosame
19Houston8–3–0Bill Yeomansame
20Oklahoma7–4–1Chuck Fairbanks7–4–0
Mississippi7–4–0Johnny Vaught7–3–0

1970 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1971 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Nebraska13–0–0Bob Devaney12–0–0
2Oklahoma11–1–0Chuck Fairbanks10–1–0
3Colorado10–2–0Eddie Crowder9–2–0
4Alabama11–1–0Bear Bryant11–0–0
5Penn St.11–1–0Joe Paterno10–1–0
6Michigan11–1–0Bo Schembechler11–0–0
7Georgia11–1–0Vince Dooley10–1–0
8Arizona St.11–1–0Frank Kush10–1–0
9Tennessee10–2–0Bill Battle9–2–0
10Stanford9–3–0John Ralston8–3–0
11LSU9–3–0Charlie McClendon8–3–0
12Auburn9–2–0Shug Jordan9–1–0
13Notre Dame8–2–0Ara Parseghiansame
14Toledo12–0–0John Murphy11–0–0
15Mississippi10–2–0Billy Kinard9–2–0
16Arkansas8–3–1Frank Broyles8–2–1
17Houston9–3–0Bill Yeoman9–2–0
18Texas8–3–0Darrell Royal8–2–0
19Washington8–3–0Jim Owenssame
20Southern Cal6–4–1John McKaysame

1971 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1972 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Southern Cal12–0–0John McKay11–0–0
2Oklahoma11–1–0Chuck Fairbanks10–1–0
3Texas10–1–0Darrell Royal9–1–0
4Nebraska9–2–1Bob Devaney8–2–1
5Auburn10–1–0Shug Jordan9–1–0
6Michigan10–1–0Bo Schembechlersame
7Alabama10–2–0Bear Bryant10–1–0
8Tennessee10–2–0Bill Battle9–2–0
9Ohio St.9–2–0Woody Hayes9–1–0
10Penn St.10–2–0Joe Paterno10–1–0
11LSU9–2–1Charlie McClendon9–1–1
12N.Carolina11–1–0Bill Dooley10–1–0
13Arizona St.10–2–0Frank Kush9–2–0
14Notre Dame8–3–0Ara Parseghian8–2–0
15UCLA8–3–0Pepper Rodgerssame
16Colorado8–4–0Eddie Crowder8–3–0
17N.C.State8–3–1Lou Holtz7–3–1
18Louisville9–1–0Lee Corsosame
19Wash.St.7–4–0Jim Sweeneysame
20Georgia Tech7–4–1Bill Fulcher6–4–1

1972 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1973 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Notre Dame11–0–0Ara Parseghian10–0–0
2Ohio St.10–0–1Woody Hayes9–0–1
3Oklahoma10–0–1Barry Switzersame
4Alabama11–1–0Bear Bryant11–0–0
5Penn St.12–0–0Joe Paterno11–0–0
6Michigan10–0–1Bo Schembechlersame
7Nebraska9–2–1Tom Osborne8–2–1
8Southern Cal9–2–1John McKay9–1–1
9Arizona St.11–1–0Frank Kush10–1–0
Houston11–1–0Bill Yeoman10–1–0
11Texas Tech11–1–0Jim Carlen10–1–0
12UCLA9–2–0Pepper Rodgerssame
13LSU9–3–0Charlie McClendon9–2–0
14Texas8–3–0Darrell Royal8–2–0
15Miami, OH11–0–0Bill Mallory10–0–0
16N.C. State9–3–0Lou Holtz8–3–0
17Missouri8–4–0Al Onofrio7–4–0
18Kansas7–4–1Don Fambrough7–3–1
19Tennessee8–4–0Bill Battle8–3–0
20Maryland8–4–0Jerry Claiborne8–3–0
Tulane9–3–0Bennie Ellender9–2–0

1973 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1974 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Oklahoma11–0–0Barry Switzersame
2Southern Cal10–1–1John McKay9–1–1
3Michigan10–1–0Bo Schembechlersame
4Ohio St.10–2–0Woody Hayes10–1–0
5Alabama11–1–0Bear Bryant11–0–0
6Notre Dame10–2–0Ara Parseghian9–2–0
7Penn St.10–2–0Joe Paterno9–2–0
8Auburn10–2–0Shug Jordan9–2–0
9Nebraska9–3–0Tom Osborne8–3–0
10Miami, OH10–0–1Dick Crum9–0–1
11N.C. State9–2–1Lou Holtz9–2–0
12Michigan St.7–3–1Denny Stolzsame
13Maryland8–4–0Jerry Claiborne8–3–0
14Baylor8–4–0Grant Teaff8–3–0
15Florida8–4–0Doug Dickey8–3–0
16Texas A&M8–3–0Emory Ballardsame
17Miss. St.9–3–0Bob Tyler8–3–0
Texas8–4–0Darrell Royal8–3–0
19Houston8–3–1Bill Yeoman8–3–0
20Tennessee7–3–2Bill Battle6–3–2

1974 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1975 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Oklahoma11–1–0Barry Switzer10–1–0
2Arizona St.12–0–0Frank Kush11–0–0
3Alabama11–1–0Bear Bryant10–1–0
4Ohio St.11–1–0Woody Hayes11–0–0
5UCLA9–2–1Dick Vermeil8–2–1
6Texas10–2–0Darrell Royal9–2–0
7Arkansas10–2–0Frank Broyles9–2–0
8Michigan8–2–2Bo Schembechler8–1–2
9Nebraska10–2–0Tom Osborne10–1–0
10Penn St.9–3–0Joe Paterno9–2–0
11Texas A&M10–2–0Emory Bellard10–1–0
12Miami, OH11–1–0Dick Crum10–1–0
13Maryland9–2–1Jerry Claiborne8–2–1
14California8–3–0Mike Whitesame
15Pittsburgh8–4–0Johnny Majors7–4–0
16Colorado9–3–0Bill Mallory9–2–0
17Southern Cal8–4–0John McKay7–4–0
18Arizona9–2–0Jim Youngsame
19Georgia9–3–0Vince Dooley9–2–0
20West Virginia9–3–0Bobby Bowden8–3–0

1975 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1976 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Pittsburgh12–0–0Johnny Majors11–0–0
2Southern Cal11–1–0John Robinson10–1–0
3Michigan10–2–0Bo Schembechler10–1–0
4Houston10–2–0Bill Yeoman9–2–0
5Oklahoma9–2–1Barry Switzer8–2–1
6Ohio St.9–2–1Woody Hayes8–2–1
7Texas A&M10–2–0Emory Bellard9–2–0
8Maryland11–1–0Jerry Claiborne11–0–0
9Nebraska9–3–1Tom Osborne8–3–1
10Georgia10–2–0Vince Dooley10–1–0
11Alabama9–3–0Bear Bryant8–3–0
12Notre Dame9–3–0Dan Devine8–3–0
13Texas Tech10–2–0Steve Sloan10–1–0
14Oklahoma St.9–3–0Jim Stanley8–3–0
15UCLA9–2–1Terry Donahue9–1–1
16Colorado8–4–0Bill Mallory8–3–0
17Rutgers11–0–0Frank Burnssame
18Kentucky9–3–0Fran Curci8–3–0
19Iowa St.8–3–0Earle Brucesame
20Miss. St.9–2–0Bob Tylersame

1976 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1977 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Notre Dame11–1–0Dan Devine10–1–0
2Alabama11–1–0Bear Bryant10–1–0
3Arkansas11–1–0Lou Holtz10–1–0
4Texas11–1–0Fred Akers11–0–0
5Penn St.11–1–0Joe Paterno10–1–0
6Kentucky10–1–0Fran Curcisame
7Oklahoma10–2–0Barry Switzer10–1–0
8Pittsburgh9–2–1Jackie Sherrill8–2–1
9Michigan10–2–0Bo Schembechler10–1–0
10Washington10–2–0Don James9–2–0
11Ohio St.9–3–0Woody Hayes9–2–0
12Nebraska9–3–0Tom Osborne8–3–0
13Southern Cal8–4–0John Robinson7–4–0
14Florida St.10–2–0Bobby Bowden9–2–0
15Stanford9–3–0Bill Walsh8–3–0
16S. Diego St.10–1–0Claude Gilbertsame
17N. Carolina8–3–1Bill Dooley8–2–1
18Arizona St.9–3–0Frank Kush9–2–0
19Clemson8–3–1Charley Pell8–2–1
20BYU9–2–0LaVell Edwardssame

1977 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1978 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Alabama11–1–0Bear Bryant10–1–0
2Southern Cal12–1–0John Robinson11–1–0
3Oklahoma11–1–0Barry Switzer10–1–0
4Penn St.11–1–0Joe Paterno11–0–0
5Michigan10–2–0Bo Schembechler10–1–0
6Clemson11–1–0Charley Pell10–1–0
7Notre Dame9–3–0Dan Devine8–3–0
8Nebraska9–3–0Tom Osborne9–2–0
9Texas9–3–0Fred Akers8–3–0
10Houston9–3–0Bill Yeoman9–2–0
11Arkansas9–2–1Lou Holtz9–2–0
12Michigan St.8–3–0Darryl Rogerssame
13Purdue9–2–1Jim Young8–2–1
14UCLA8–3–1Terry Donahue8–3–0
15Missouri8–4–0Warren Powers7–4–0
16Georgia9–2–1Vince Dooley9–1–1
17Stanford8–4–0Bill Walsh7–4–0
18N.C. State9–3–0Bo Rein8–3–0
19Texas A&M8–4–0Emory Bellard (4–2)7–4–0
Tom Wilson (4–2)
20Maryland9–3–0Jerry Claiborne9–2–0

1978 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1979 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Alabama12–0–0Bear Bryant11–0–0
2Southern Cal11–0–1John Robinson10–0–1
3Oklahoma11–1–0Barry Switzer10–1–0
4Ohio St.11–1–0Earle Bruce11–0–0
5Houston11–1–0Bill Yeoman10–1–0
6Florida St.11–1–0Bobby Bowden11–0–0
7Pittsburgh11–1–0Jackie Sherrill10–1–0
8Arkansas10–2–0Lou Holtz10–1–0
9Nebraska10–2–0Tom Osborne10–1–0
10Purdue10–2–0Jim Young9–2–0
11Washington9–3–0Don James9–2–0
12Texas9–3–0Fred Akers9–2–0
13BYU11–1–0LaVell Edwards11–0–0
14Baylor8–4–0Grant Teaff7–4–0
15N. Carolina8–3–1Dick Crum7–3–1
16Auburn8–3–0Doug Barfieldsame
17Temple10–2–0Wayne Hardin9–2–0
18Michigan8–4–0Bo Schembechler8–3–0
19Indiana8–4–0Lee Corso7–4–0
20Penn St.8–4–0Joe Paterno7–4–0

1979 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1980 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Georgia12–0–0Vince Dooley11–0–0
2Pittsburgh11–1–0Jackie Sherrill10–1–0
3Oklahoma10–2–0Barry Switzer9–2–0
4Michigan10–2–0Bo Schembechler9–2–0
5Florida St.10–2–0Bobby Bowden10–1–0
6Alabama10–2–0Bear Bryant9–2–0
7Nebraska10–2–0Tom Osborne9–2–0
8Penn St.10–2–0Joe Paterno9–2–0
9Notre Dame9–2–1Dan Devine9–1–1
10N. Carolina11–1–0Dick Crum10–1–0
11Southern Cal8–2–1John Robinsonsame
12BYU12–1–0LaVell Edwards11–1–0
13UCLA9–2–0Terry Donahuesame
14Baylor10–2–0Grant Teaff10–1–0
15Ohio St.9–3–0Earle Bruce9–2–0
16Washington9–3–0Don James9–2–0
17Purdue9–3–0Jim Young8–3–0
18Miami, FL9–3–0H. Schnellenberger8–3–0
19Miss. St.9–3–0Emory Bellard9–2–0
20SMU8–4–0Ron Meyer8–3–0

1980 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1981 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Clemson12–0–0Danny Ford11–0–0
2Texas10–1–1Fred Akers9–1–1
3Penn St.10–2–0Joe Paterno9–2–0
4Pittsburgh11–1–0Jackie Sherrill10–1–0
5SMU10–1–0Ron Meyersame
6Georgia10–2–0Vince Dooley10–1–0
7Alabama9–2–1Bear Bryant9–1–1
8Miami, FL9–2–0H. Schnellenbergersame
9N. Carolina10–2–0Dick Crum9–2–0
10Washington10–2–0Don James9–2–0
11Nebraska9–3–0Tom Osborne9–2–0
12Michigan9–3–0Bo Schembechler8–3–0
13BYU11–2–0LaVell Edwards10–2–0
14Southern Cal9–3–0John Robinson9–2–0
15Ohio St.9–3–0Earle Bruce8–3–0
16Arizona St.9–2–0Darryl Rogerssame
17W. Virginia9–3–0Don Nehlen8–3–0
18Iowa8–4–0Hayden Fry8–3–0
19Missouri8–4–0Warren Powers7–4–0
20Oklahoma7–4–1Barry Switzer6–4–1

1981 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1982 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Penn St.11–1–0Joe Paterno10–1–0
2SMU11–0–1Bobby Collins10–0–1
3Nebraska12–1–0Tom Osborne11–1–0
4Georgia11–1–0Vince Dooley11–0–0
5UCLA10–1–1Terry Donahue9–1–1
6Arizona St.10–2–0Darryl Rogers9–2–0
7Washington10–2–0Don James9–2–0
8Clemson9–1–1Danny Fordsame
9Arkansas9–2–1Lou Holtz8–2–1
10Pittsburgh9–3–0Foge Fazio9–2–0
11LSU8–3–1Jerry Stovall8–2–1
12Ohio St.9–3–0Earle Bruce8–3–0
13Florida St.9–3–0Bobby Bowden8–3–0
14Auburn9–3–0Pat Dye8–3–0
15Southern Cal8–3–0John Robinsonsame
16Oklahoma8–4–0Barry Switzer8–3–0
17Texas9–3–0Fred Akers9–2–0
18N. Carolina8–4–0Dick Crum7–4–0
19W. Virginia9–3–0Don Nehlen9–2–0
20Maryland8–4–0Bobby Ross8–3–0

1982 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1983 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Miami, FL11–1–0H. Schnellenberger10–1–0
2Nebraska12–1–0Tom Osborne12–0–0
3Auburn11–1–0Pat Dye10–1–0
4Georgia10–1–1Vince Dooley9–1–1
5Texas11–1–0Fred Akers11–0–0
6Florida9–2–1Charley Pell8–2–1
7BYU11–1–0LaVell Edwards10–1–0
8Michigan9–3–0Bo Schembechler9–2–0
9Ohio St.9–3–0Earle Bruce8–3–0
10Illinois10–2–0Mike White10–1–0
11Clemson9–1–1Danny Fordsame
12SMU10–2–0Bobby Collins10–1–0
13Air Force10–2–0Ken Hatfield9–2–0
14Iowa9–3–0Hayden Fry9–2–0
15Alabama8–4–0Ray Perkins7–4–0
16W. Virginia9–3–0Don Nehlen8–3–0
17UCLA7–4–1Terry Donahue6–4–1
18Pittsburgh8–3–1Foge Fazio8–2–1
19Boston Col.9–3–0Jack Bicknell9–2–0
20E. Carolina8–3–0Ed Emorysame

1983 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1984 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1BYU13–0–0LaVell Edwards12–0–0
2Washington11–1–0Don James10–1–0
3Florida9–1–1Chas. Pell (0–1–1)same
Galen Hall (9–0)
4Nebraska10–2–0Tom Osborne9–2–0
5Boston Col.10–2–0Jack Bicknell9–2–0
6Oklahoma9–2–1Barry Switzer9–1–1
7Oklahoma St.10–2–0Pat Jones9–2–0
8SMU10–2–0Bobby Collins9–2–0
9UCLA9–3–0Terry Donahue8–3–0
10Southern Cal9–3–0Ted Tollner8–3–0
11S. Carolina10–2–0Joe Morrison10–1–0
12Maryland9–3–0Bobby Ross8–3–0
13Ohio St.9–3–0Earle Bruce9–2–0
14Auburn9–4–0Pat Dye8–4–0
15LSU8–3–1Bill Arnsparger8–2–1
16Iowa8–4–1Hayden Fry7–4–1
17Florida St.7–3–2Bobby Bowden7–3–1
18Miami, FL8–5–0Jimmy Johnson8–4–0
19Kentucky9–3–0Jerry Claiborne8–3–0
20Virginia8–2–2George Welsh7–2–2

1984 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1985 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Oklahoma11–1–0Barry Switzer10–1–0
2Michigan10–1–1Bo Schembechler9–1–1
3Penn St.11–1–0Joe Paterno11–0–0
4Tennessee9–1–2Johnny Majors8–1–2
5Florida9–1–1Galen Hallsame
6Texas A&M10–2–0Jackie Sherrill9–2–0
7UCLA9–2–1Terry Donahue8–2–1
8Air Force12–1–0Fisher DeBerry11–1–0
9Miami, FL10–2–0Jimmy Johnson10–1–0
10Iowa10–2–0Hayden Fry10–1–0
11Nebraska9–3–0Tom Osborne9–2–0
12Arkansas10–2–0Ken Hatfield9–2–0
13Alabama9–2–1Ray Perkins8–2–1
14Ohio St.9–3–0Earle Bruce8–3–0
15Florida St.9–3–0Bobby Bowden8–3–0
16BYU11–3–0LaVell Edwards11–2–0
17Baylor9–3–0Grant Teaff8–3–0
18Maryland9–3–0Bobby Ross8–3–0
19Georgia Tech9–2–1Bill Curry8–2–1
20LSU9–2–1Bill Arnsparger9–1–1

1985 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1986 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Penn St.12–0–0Joe Paterno11–0–0
2Miami, FL11–1–0Jimmy Johnson11–0–0
3Oklahoma11–1–0Barry Switzer10–1–0
4Arizona St.10–1–1John Cooper9–1–1
5Nebraska10–2–0Tom Osborne9–2–0
6Auburn10–2–0Pat Dye9–2–0
7Ohio St.10–3–0Earle Bruce9–3–0
8Michigan11–2–0Bo Schembechler11–1–0
9Alabama10–3–0Ray Perkins9–3–0
10LSU9–3–0Bill Arnsparger9–2–0
11Arizona9–3–0Larry Smith8–3–0
12Baylor9–3–0Grant Teaff8–3–0
13Texas A&M9–3–0Jackie Sherrill9–2–0
14UCLA8–3–1Terry Donahue7–3–1
15Arkansas9–3–0Ken Hatfield9–2–0
16Iowa9–3–0Hayden Fry8–3–0
17Clemson8–2–2Danny Ford7–2–2
18Washington8–3–1Don James8–2–1
19Boston Col.9–3–0Jack Bicknell8–3–0
20Va. Tech9–2–1Bill Dooley8–2–1

1986 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1987 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Miami, FL12–0–0Jimmy Johnson11–0–0
2Florida St.11–1–0Bobby Bowden10–1–0
3Oklahoma11–1–0Barry Switzer11–0–0
4Syracuse11–0–1Dick MacPherson11–0–0
5LSU10–1–1Mike Archer9–1–1
6Nebraska10–2–0Tom Osborne10–1–0
7Auburn9–1–2Pat Dye9–1–1
8Michigan St.9–2–1George Perles8–2–1
9UCLA10–2–0Terry Donahue9–2–0
10Texas A&M10–2–0Jackie Sherrill9–2–0
11Oklahoma St.10–2–0Pat Jones9–2–0
12Clemson10–2–0Danny Ford9–2–0
13Georgia9–3–0Vince Dooley8–3–0
14Tennessee10–2–1Johnny Majors9–2–1
15S. Carolina8–4–0Joe Morrison8–3–0
16Iowa10–3–0Hayden Fry9–3–0
17Notre Dame8–4–0Lou Holtz8–3–0
18Southern Cal8–4–0Larry Smith8–3–0
19Michigan8–4–0Bo Schembechler7–4–0
20Arizona St.7–4–1John Cooper6–4–1

1987 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1988 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Notre Dame12–0–0Lou Holtz11–0–0
2Miami, FL11–1–0Jimmy Johnson10–1–0
3Florida St.11–1–0Bobby Bowden10–1–0
4Michigan9–2–1Bo Schembechler8–2–1
5W. Virginia11–1–0Don Nehlen11–0–0
6UCLA10–2–0Terry Donahue9–2–0
7Southern Cal10–2–0Larry Smith10–1–0
8Auburn10–2–0Pat Dye10–1–0
9Clemson10–2–0Danny Ford9–2–0
10Nebraska11–2–0Tom Osborne11–1–0
11Oklahoma St.10–2–0Pat Jones9–2–0
12Arkansas10–2–0Ken Hatfield10–1–0
13Syracuse10–2–0Dick MacPherson9–2–0
14Oklahoma9–3–0Barry Switzer9–2–0
15Georgia9–3–0Vince Dooley8–3–0
16Wash. St.9–3–0Dennis Erickson8–3–0
17Alabama9–3–0Bill Curry8–3–0
18Houston9–3–0Jack Pardee9–2–0
19LSU8–4–0Mike Archer8–3–0
20Indiana8–3–1Bill Mallory7–3–1

1988 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1989 College Football Recap: Final AP Top 25

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Miami, FL11-1-0Dennis Erickson10-1-0
2Notre Dame12-1-0Lou Holtz11-1-0
3Florida St.10-2-0Bobby Bowden9-2-0
4Colorado11-1-0Bill McCartney11-0-0
5Tennessee11-1-0Johnny Majors10-1-0
6Auburn10-2-0Pat Dye9-2-0
7Michigan10-2-0Bo Schembechler10-1-0
8Southern Cal9-2-1Larry Smith8-2-1
9Alabama10-2-0Bill Curry10-1-0
10Illinois10-2-0John Mackovic9-2-0
11Nebraska10-2-0Tom Osborne10-1-0
12Clemson10-2-0Danny Ford9-2-0
13Arkansas10-2-0Ken Hatfield10-1-0
14Houston9-2-0Jack PardeeSame
15Penn St.8-3-1Joe Paterno7-3-1
16Michigan St.8-4-0George Perles7-4-0
17Pittsburgh8-3-1Mike Gottfried7-3-1
18Virginia10-3-0George Welsh10-2-0
19Texas Tech9-3-0Spike Dykes8-3-0
20Texas A&M8-4-0R.C. Slocum8-3-0
21West Virginia8-3-1Don Nehlen8-2-1
22BYU10-3-0LaVell Edwards10-2-0
23Washington8-4-0Don James7-4-0
24Ohio St.8-4-0John Cooper8-3-0
25Arizona8-4-0Dick Tomey7-4-0
Note: Pittsburgh fired Mike Gottfried as head coach on Dec. 14. Pitt beat Texas A&M in John Hancock Bowl on Dec. 30 for new coach Paul Hackett.

1989 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 25 Teams

1990 College Football Recap: Final AP Top 25

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Colorado11-1-1Bill McCartney10-1-1
2Georgia Tech11-0-1Bobby Ross10-0-1
3Miami-FL10-2-0Dennis Erickson9-2-0
4Florida St.10-2-0Bobby Bowden9-2-0
5Washington10-2-0Don James9-2-0
6Notre Dame9-3-0Lou Holtz9-2-0
7Michigan9-3-0Gary Moeller8-3-0
8Tennessee9-2-2Johnny Majors8-2-2
9Clemson10-2-0Ken Hatfield9-2-0
10Houston10-1-0John Jenkinssame
11Penn St.9-3-0Joe Paterno9-2-0
12Texas10-2-0David McWilliams10-1-0
13Florida9-2-0Steve Spurriersame
14Louisville10-1-1Howard Schnellenberger9-1-1
15Texas A&M9-3-1R.C. Slocum8-3-1
16Michigan St.8-3-1George Perles7-3-1
17Oklahoma8-3-0Gary Gibbssame
18Iowa8-4-0Hayden Fry8-3-0
19Auburn8-3-1Pat Dye7-3-1
20USC8-4-1Larry Smith8-3-1
21Mississippi9-3-0Billy Brewer9-2-0
22BYU10-3-0LaVell Edwards10-2-0
23Virginia8-4-0George Welsh8-3-0
24Nebraska9-3-0Tom Osborne9-2-0
25Illinois8-4-0John Mackovic8-3-0

1990 College Football RecapBowl Games

1991 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Miami-FL12-0-0Dennis Erickson11-0-0
2Washington12-0-0Don James11-0-0
3Penn St.11-2-0Joe Paterno10-2-0
4Florida St.11-2-0Bobby Bowden10-2-0
5Alabama11-1-0Gene Stallings10-1-0
6Michigan10-2-0Gary Moeller10-1-0
7Florida10-2-0Steve Spurrier10-1-0
8California10-2-0Bruce Snyder9-2-0
9East Carolina11-1-0Bill Lewis10-1-0
10Iowa10-1-1Hayden Fry10-1-0
11Syracuse10-2-0Paul Pasqualoni9-2-0
12Texas A&M10-2-0R.C. Slocum10-1-0
13Notre Dame10-3-0Lou Holtz9-3-0
14Tennessee9-3-0Johnny Majors9-2-0
15Nebraska9-2-1Tom Osborne9-1-1
16Oklahoma9-3-0Gary Gibbs8-3-0
17Georgia9-3-0Ray Goff8-3-0
18Clemson9-2-1Ken Hatfield9-1-1
19UCLA9-3-0Terry Donahue8-3-0
20Colorado8-3-1Bill McCartney8-2-1

1991 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams

1992 College Football Recap: Final AP Top 25

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Alabama13-0-0Gene Stallings12-0-0
2Florida St.11-1-0Bobby Bowden10-1-0
3Miami, FL11-1-0Dennis Erickson11-0-0
4Notre Dame10-1-0Lou Holtz9-1-0
5Michigan9-0-3Gary Moeller8-0-3
6Syracuse10-2-0Paul Pasqualoni9-2-0
7Texas A&M12-1-0R.C. Slocum12-0-0
8Georgia10-2-0Ray Goff9-2-0
9Stanford10-3-0Bill Walsh9-3-0
10Florida9-4-0Steve Spurrier8-4-0
11Washington9-3-0Don James9-2-0
12Tennessee9-3-0Johnny Majors (5-3)8-3-0
& Phillip Fulmer (4-0)
13Colorado9-2-1Bill McCartney9-1-1
14Nebraska9-3-0Tom Osborne9-2-0
15Washington St.9-3-0Mike Price8-3-0
16Mississippi9-3-0Billy Brewer8-3-0
17N.C. State9-3-1Dick Sheridan9-2-1
18Ohio St.8-3-1John Cooper8-2-1
19North Carolina9-3-0Mack Brown8-3-0
20Hawaii11-2-0Bob Wagner10-2-0
21Boston College8-3-1Tom Coughlin8-2-1
22Kansas8-4-0Glen Mason7-4-0
23Mississippi St.7-5-0Jackie Sherrill7-4-0
24Fresno St.9-4-0Jim Sweeney8-4-0
25Wake Forest8-4-0Bill Dooley7-4-0

1992 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 25 Teams

1993 College Football Recap: Final AP Top 25

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Florida St.12-1-0Bobby Bowden11-1-0
2Notre Dame11-1-0Lou Holtz10-1-0
3Nebraska11-1-0Tom Osborne11-0-0
4Auburn11-0-0Terry Bowden11-0-0
5Florida11-2-0Steve Spurrier10-2-0
6Wisconsin10-1-1Barry Alvarez9-1-1
7West Virginia11-1-0Don Nehlen11-0-0
8Penn St.10-2-0Joe Paterno9-2-0
9Texas A&M10-2-0R.C. Slocum10-1-0
10Arizona10-2-0Dick Tomey9-2-0
11Ohio St.10-1-1John Cooper9-1-1
12Tennessee9-2-1Philip Fulmer9-1-1
13Boston College9-3-0Tom Coughlin8-3-0
14Alabama9-3-1Gene Stallings8-3-1
15Miami-FL9-3-0Dennis Erickson9-2-0
16Colorado8-3-1Bill McCartney7-3-1
17Oklahoma9-3-0Gary Gibbs8-3-0
18UCLA8-4-0Terry Donahue8-3-0
19North Carolina10-3-0Mack Brown10-2-0
20Kansas St.9-2-1Bill Snyder8-2-1
21Michigan8-4-0Gary Moeller7-4-0
22Virginia Tech9-3-0Frank Beamer8-3-0
23Clemson9-3-0Ken Hatfield/Tommy West8-3-0
24Louisville9-3-0Howard Schellenberger8-3-0
25California9-4-0Keith Gilbertson8-4-0

1993 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 25 Teams

1994 College Football Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken after bowl games.

Final RecordHead CoachBefore Bowls
1Nebraska13-0-0Tom Osborne12-0-0
2Penn St. 12-0-0Joe Paterno11-0-0
3Colorado11-1-0Bill McCartney10-1-0
4Florida St.10-1-1Bobby Bowden9-1-1
5Alabama12-1-0Gene Stallings11-1-0
6Miami-FL10-2-0Dennis Erickson10-1-0
7Florida10-2-1Steve Spurrier10-1-1
8Texas A&M10-0-1R.C. Slocumsame
9Auburn9-1-1Terry Bowdensame
10Utah10-2-0Ron McBride9-2-0
11Oregon9-4-0Rich Brooks9-3-0
12Michigan8-4-0Gary Moeller7-4-0
13USC8-3-1John Robinson7-3-1
14Ohio St.9-4-0John Cooper9-3-0
15Virginia9-3-0George Welsh8-3-0
16Colorado St.10-2-0Sonny Lubick10-1-0
17N.C. State9-3-0Mike O'Cain8-3-0
18BYU10-3-0LaVell Edwards9-3-0
19Kansas St.9-3-0Bill Snyder9-2-0
20Arizona8-4-0Dick Tomey8-3-0

1994 College Football RecapBowl Games with Top 20 Teams
1997 NCAA College Football Season Overview