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1971 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 2 Notre Dame (15) Ind 0-0 885 DNP
2 < 1 Nebraska (26) Big 8 0-0 870 DNP
3 < 3 Texas (5) Southwest 0-0 662 DNP
4 < 9 Michigan (1) Big Ten 0-0 593 DNP
5 < 15 USC (1) Pac-8 0-0 525 DNP
6 < 10 Auburn (1) SEC 0-0 434 DNP
7 < 11 Arkansas Southwest 0-0 332 DNP
8 < 4 Tennessee SEC 0-0 323 DNP
9 < 7 LSU SEC 0-0 302 DNP
10 < 20 Oklahoma Big 8 0-0 242 DNP
11 < 5 Ohio State Big Ten 0-0 237 DNP
12 < 18 Penn State Ind 0-0 190 DNP
13 < NR Syracuse Ind 0-0 165 DNP
14 < 6 Arizona State WAC 0-0 154 DNP
15 < NR UCLA Pac-8 0-0 122 DNP
16 < NR Alabama SEC 0-0 88 DNP
17 < 13 Georgia Tech Ind 0-0 76 DNP
18 < NR Georgia SEC 0-0 71 DNP
19 < 8 Stanford Pac-8 0-0 62 DNP
20 < NR Northwestern (1) Big Ten 0-0 58 DNP
RV < 16 Air Force Ind 0-0 0 DNP
RV < NR California Pac-8 0-0 0 DNP
RV < NR Colorado Big 8 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 14 Dartmouth Ivy 0-0 0 DNP
RV < NR Florida SEC 0-0 0 DNP
RV < NR Florida State Ind 0-0 0 DNP
RV < 19 Houston Ind 0-0 0 DNP
RV < NR Illinois Big Ten 0-0 0 DNP
RV < NR Kansas State Big 8 0-0 0 DNP
RV < NR Michigan State Big Ten 0-0 0 DNP
RV < 20 Mississippi SEC 0-0 0 DNP
RV < NR Missouri Big 8 0-0 0 DNP
RV < NR Oregon Pac-8 0-0 0 DNP
RV < NR Purdue Big Ten 0-0 0 DNP
RV < NR San Diego State Big West 0-0 0 DNP
RV < NR South Carolina Ind 0-0 0 DNP
RV < NR Texas Tech Southwest 0-0 0 DNP
RV < 12 Toledo MAC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 17 Tulane Ind 0-0 0 DNP
RV < NR Wake Forest ACC 0-0 0 DNP
RV < NR Washington Pac-8 0-0 0 DNP

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 5 11.4 1218
Ind 4 10.8 1316
Big Ten 3 11.7 888
Pac-8 3 13.0 709
Southwest 2 5.0 994
Big 8 2 6.0 1112
WAC 1 14.0 154

Notes

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