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October 16, 1972 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 USC (28) Pac-8 6-0 948 W 42-14 H California
2 < 2 Oklahoma (20) Big 8 4-0 930 W 27-0 N #10 Texas
3 < 3 Alabama SEC 5-0 689  
4 < 4 Ohio State (1) Big Ten 4-0 607  
5 < 6 Nebraska Big 8 4-1 601 W 62-0 H Missouri
6 < 5 Michigan (1) Big Ten 5-0 545  
7 < 8 LSU SEC 5-0 522  
8 < 7 Notre Dame Ind 4-0 473  
9 < 13 Colorado Big 8 5-1 268  
10 < 11 Tennessee SEC 4-1 258  
11 < 14 UCLA Pac-8 5-1 235  
12 < 15 Penn State Ind 4-1 183  
13 < 17 Stanford Pac-8 4-1 160  
14 < 9 Auburn SEC 4-1 87  
14 < 10 Texas Southwest 3-1 87  
16 < 16 Air Force Ind 5-0 73  
17 < 20 Arkansas Southwest 4-1 33  
18 < 12 Washington Pac-8 5-1 25  
19 < NR Arizona State WAC 4-1 21  
20 < 18 Iowa State Big 8 3-1 14 L 34-22 A Colorado
NR < 19 Oklahoma State Big 8 3-2 0 L 34-32 A Virginia Tech
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 4 8.5 1556
Big 8 4 9.0 1813
Pac-8 4 10.8 1368
Ind 3 12.0 729
Big Ten 2 5.0 1152
Southwest 2 15.5 120
WAC 1 19.0 21

Notes

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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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