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October 2, 1972 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 USC (36) Pac-8 4-0 970 W 51-6 H Michigan State
2 < 2 Oklahoma (13) Big 8 3-0 907 W 52-3 H Clemson
3 < 5 Ohio State Big Ten 2-0 626  
4 < 6 Alabama SEC 3-0 612  
5 < 8 Michigan (1) Big Ten 3-0 565  
6 < 7 Nebraska Big 8 3-1 559 W 49-0 H Minnesota
7 < 10 Notre Dame Ind 2-0 490  
8 < 9 LSU SEC 3-0 467  
9 < 12 Texas Southwest 2-0 241  
10 < 4 Tennessee SEC 3-1 197  
11 < 14 Washington Pac-8 4-0 190  
12 < 3 Colorado Big 8 3-1 187  
13 < 16 Florida State Ind 4-0 162  
14 < 15 UCLA Pac-8 3-1 144  
15 < 19 Stanford Pac-8 3-0 100  
16 < 13 Penn State Ind 2-1 97  
17 < NR Auburn SEC 3-0 78  
18 < 17 Mississippi SEC 3-0 41  
19 < NR Air Force Ind 3-0 39  
20 < NR Iowa State Big 8 3-0 38 W 31-0 H New Mexico
NR < 11 Arizona State WAC 0  
NR < 18 Tulane Ind 0  
NR < 20 West Virginia Ind 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 5 11.4 1395
Big 8 4 10.0 1691
Pac-8 4 10.3 1404
Ind 4 13.8 788
Big Ten 2 4.0 1191
Southwest 1 9.0 241

Notes

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