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November 20, 1961 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 2 Alabama (39) SEC 9-0 469 W 10-0 H Georgia Tech
2 < 3 Ohio State (6) Big Ten 7-0-1 408  
3 < 5 Minnesota (2) Big Ten 7-1 354  
4 < 4 LSU (1) SEC 8-1 353  
5 < 1 Texas Southwest 8-1 321 L 6-0 H TCU
6 < 6 Mississippi (1) SEC 8-1 266  
7 < 8 Colorado Big 8 7-1 114  
8 < 9 Michigan State Big Ten 6-2 113  
9 < NR Arkansas Southwest 7-2 71  
10 < NR Kansas Big 8 6-2-1 46 W 53-7 A California
NR < NR Arizona Ind 0  
NR < NR Duke ACC 0  
NR < NR Georgia Tech SEC 0  
NR < NR Maryland ACC 0  
NR < NR Michigan Big Ten 0  
NR < NR Missouri Big 8 0  
NR < NR Notre Dame Ind 0  
NR < 7 Purdue Big Ten 0  
NR < NR Rutgers MID3 0  
NR < 10 Syracuse Ind 0  
NR < NR Utah MSAC 0  
NR < NR Utah State MSAC 0  
NR < NR Wyoming MSAC 0  

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Purdue, Michigan, Utah State, Maryland, Missouri, Duke, Syracuse, Rutgers, Notre Dame, Arizona, Georgia Tech, Wyoming, Utah

CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 3 3.7 1088
Big Ten 3 4.3 875
Southwest 2 7.0 392
Big 8 2 8.5 160

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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