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1961 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L-T Points Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (26) SEC 10-0 452 W 34-0 N Auburn
2 < 2 Ohio State (20) Big Ten 8-0-1 436  
3 < 4 Texas Southwest 9-1 348  
4 < 3 LSU (1) SEC 9-1 335  
5 < 5 Mississippi (1) SEC 9-1 284  
6 < 7 Minnesota Big Ten 7-2 225  
7 < 6 Colorado Big 8 9-1 171  
8 < 8 Michigan State Big Ten 7-2 128  
9 < 9 Arkansas Southwest 8-2 105  
10 < NR Utah State MSAC 9-0-1 33 DNP
11 < 10 Missouri Big 8 7-2-1 18  
12 < NR Purdue Big Ten 6-3 15  
13 < NR Georgia Tech SEC 7-3 12  
14 < NR Syracuse Ind 7-3 11  
15 < NR Rutgers MID3 9-0 9  
16 < NR UCLA Pac-10 7-3 7  
17 < NR Arizona Ind 8-1-1 5 W 22-13 A Arizona State
17 < NR Penn State Ind 6-3 5  
17 < NR Rice Southwest 7-3 5  
20 < NR Duke ACC 7-3 4  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 4 5.8 1083
Big Ten 4 7.0 804
Southwest 3 9.7 458
Ind 3 16.0 21
Big 8 2 9.0 189
MSAC 1 10.0 33
MID3 1 15.0 9
Pac-10 1 16.0 7
ACC 1 20.0 4

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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