Major Conference Champions
|Atlantic Coast||North Carolina||6–0|
|Big Ten||Ohio St./Michigan||7–1|
|Pacific Coast AA||San Diego St.||4–0|
|Western Athletic||Arizona St.||5–1|
‡Oklahoma was 6–1 in the Big Eight, but after the season had to forfeit three wins for using an ineligible player.
|Bowl Games with Top 20 Teams||1972 College Football Recap||Heisman Trophy Voting|