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October 20, 1997 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L Points Last Week
1 < 2 Nebraska (33) Big 12 6-0 1698 W 29-0 H Texas Tech
2 < 1 Penn State (26) Big Ten 6-0 1668 W 16-15 H Minnesota
3 < 3 Florida State (9) ACC 6-0 1629  
4 < 4 North Carolina (2) ACC 7-0 1524  
5 < 5 Michigan Big Ten 6-0 1494  
6 < 7 Florida SEC 6-1 1401  
7 < 10 Washington Pac-10 5-1 1264  
8 < 9 Tennessee SEC 5-1 1253  
9 < 11 Ohio State Big Ten 6-1 1222  
10 < 13 Washington State Pac-10 6-0 1155 W 63-37 H California
11 < 6 Auburn SEC 6-1 1048  
12 < 16 Oklahoma State Big 12 6-0 883 DNP
13 < 17 UCLA Pac-10 5-2 868  
14 < 20 Kansas State Big 12 5-1 806  
15 < 12 Michigan State Big Ten 5-1 666  
16 < 19 Georgia SEC 5-1 664  
17 < 8 LSU SEC 5-2 642  
18 < 15 Iowa Big Ten 4-2 561  
19 < 22 Virginia Tech Big East 5-1 415  
20 < 14 Texas A&M Big 12 5-1 376  
21 < 23 West Virginia Big East 5-1 366  
22 < NR Purdue Big Ten 5-1 304  
23 < NR Arizona State Pac-10 5-2 290  
24 < NR Toledo MAC 6-0 134 W 41-14 H Northern Illinois
25 < NR Mississippi SEC 4-2 114  
NR < 18 Air Force WAC 0  
NR < 21 Georgia Tech ACC 0  
NR < 25 Stanford Pac-10 0  
NR < 24 Wisconsin Big Ten 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 6 11.8 5915
SEC 6 13.8 5122
Big 12 4 11.8 3763
Pac-10 4 13.3 3577
ACC 2 3.5 3153
Big East 2 20.0 781
MAC 1 24.0 134

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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  • Regular season polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-67 had 10 teams (except for the 1961 final poll which had 20), 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.


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