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October 16, 1961 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 5 Michigan State (16) Big Ten 3-0 431 W 28-0 A #6 Michigan
2 < 1 Mississippi (21) SEC 4-0 429 W 47-7 N Houston
3 < 4 Texas (2) Southwest 4-0 352  
4 < 2 Iowa (2) Big Ten 3-0 330  
5 < 3 Alabama (4) SEC 4-0 318  
6 < 8 Notre Dame (1) Ind 3-0 268  
7 < 7 Ohio State (1) Big Ten 2-0-1 244  
8 < NR Georgia Tech SEC 3-1 77  
9 < NR Colorado Big 8 3-0 57  
10 < NR Arkansas Southwest 3-1 55  
10 < NR LSU SEC 3-1 55  
NR < NR Army Ind 0  
NR < 9 Baylor Southwest 0  
NR < NR Dartmouth Ivy 0  
NR < 10 Maryland ACC 0  
NR < NR Memphis Ind 0  
NR < 6 Michigan Big Ten 0  
NR < NR Minnesota Big Ten 0  
NR < NR Missouri (1) Big 8 0  
NR < NR Navy Ind 0  
NR < NR Purdue Big Ten 0  
NR < NR Rice Southwest 0  
NR < NR Syracuse Ind 0  
NR < NR Tennessee SEC 0  
NR < NR Utah State MSAC 0  
NR < NR Wyoming MSAC 0  

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Missouri (1), Syracuse, Purdue, Michigan, Utah State, Memphis, Rice, Maryland, Minnesota, Wyoming, Tennessee, Navy, Baylor, Dartmouth, Army

CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 4 6.3 879
Big Ten 3 4.0 1005
Southwest 2 6.5 407
Ind 1 6.0 268
Big 8 1 9.0 57

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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