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1972 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Nebraska (28) Big 8 0-0 920 DNP
2 < 3 Colorado (13) Big 8 0-0 746 DNP
3 < NR Ohio State (4) Big Ten 0-0 620 DNP
4 < 16 Arkansas (2) Southwest 0-0 578 DNP
5 < 5 Penn State Ind 0-0 550 DNP
6 < 2 Oklahoma (2) Big 8 0-0 538 DNP
7 < 4 Alabama SEC 0-0 410 DNP
8 < 20 USC Pac-8 0-0 299 DNP
9 < 19 Washington (1) Pac-8 0-0 294 DNP
10 < 6 Michigan Big Ten 0-0 266 DNP
11 < 11 LSU SEC 0-0 257 DNP
12 < 8 Arizona State WAC 0-0 221 DNP
13 < 13 Notre Dame Ind 0-0 205 DNP
14 < 18 Texas Southwest 0-0 202 DNP
15 < 9 Tennessee SEC 0-0 163 DNP
16 < 15 Mississippi SEC 0-0 88 DNP
17 < 7 Georgia SEC 0-0 79 DNP
18 < NR Purdue Big Ten 0-0 67 DNP
19 < NR Florida State Ind 0-0 40 DNP
20 < 10 Stanford Pac-8 0-0 27 DNP
NR < 12 Auburn SEC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 17 Houston Ind 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 14 Toledo MAC 0-0 0 DNP
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 5 13.2 997
Big 8 3 3.0 2204
Big Ten 3 10.3 953
Pac-8 3 12.3 620
Ind 3 12.3 795
Southwest 2 9.0 780
WAC 1 12.0 221

Notes

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