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1961 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 3 Iowa (22) Big Ten 0-0 400 DNP
2 < 8 Ohio State (15) Big Ten 0-0 360 DNP
3 < 9 Alabama (3) SEC 0-0 198 DNP
4 < NR Texas (1) Southwest 0-0 196 DNP
5 < NR LSU SEC 0-0 195 DNP
6 < 15 Michigan State Big Ten 0-0 168 DNP
7 < 16 Penn State (1) Ind 0-0 164 DNP
8 < 11 Kansas (1) Big 8 0-0 163 DNP
9 < 2 Mississippi (2) SEC 0-0 135 DNP
10 < 19 Syracuse Ind 0-0 118 DNP
NR < 7 Arkansas Southwest 0-0 0 DNP
NR < NR Army Ind 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 13 Auburn SEC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 12 Baylor Southwest 0-0 0 DNP
NR < NR Clemson ACC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < NR Colorado Big 8 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 10 Duke ACC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 18 Florida SEC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < NR Maryland ACC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 1 Minnesota Big Ten 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 5 Missouri Big 8 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 4 Navy Ind 0-0 0 DNP
NR < NR NC State ACC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 17 New Mexico State BIAA 0-0 0 DNP
NR < NR Notre Dame Ind 0-0 0 DNP
NR < NR Oregon Ind 0-0 0 DNP
NR < NR Oregon State Ind 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 19 Purdue Big Ten 0-0 0 DNP
NR < NR Rice Southwest 0-0 0 DNP
NR < NR Tennessee SEC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < NR UCLA AAWU 0-0 0 DNP
NR < NR USC AAWU 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 6 Washington AAWU 0-0 0 DNP
NR < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 14 Yale Ivy 0-0 0 DNP

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Rice, Arkansas, UCLA, Washington, Baylor, Tennessee, Oregon State, Duke, USC, NC State, Auburn, Purdue, Colorado, Minnesota, Maryland, Army, Notre Dame, Navy, Oregon, Missouri, Wisconsin, Clemson, Florida

CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 3 3.0 928
SEC 3 5.7 528
Ind 2 8.5 282
Southwest 1 4.0 196
Big 8 1 8.0 163

Notes

  • * = Received first place votes (non-AP rankings); Hold the mouse cursor over these rankings to see the first place votes (where available) in a tooltip (for browsers that support tooltips)
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  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.

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