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November 5, 1973 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Ohio State (35) Big Ten 7-0 1146 W 30-0 A Illinois
2 < 2 Alabama (14) SEC 8-0 1096  
3 < 3 Oklahoma (7) Big 8 6-0-1 910 W 34-17 H Iowa State
4 < 4 Michigan (1) Big Ten 8-0 888  
5 < 5 Notre Dame (1) Ind 7-0 746  
6 < 6 Penn State (4) Ind 8-0 714  
7 < 7 LSU SEC 8-0 580  
8 < 9 USC Pac-8 6-1-1 450  
9 < 10 UCLA Pac-8 7-1 431  
10 < 12 Missouri Big 8 7-1 352  
11 < 13 Nebraska Big 8 6-1-1 310  
12 < 15 Texas Tech Southwest 7-1 133  
13 < 19 Texas Southwest 5-2 129  
14 < 8 Arizona State WAC 7-1 126  
15 < 18 Houston Ind 7-1 112  
16 < 11 Tennessee SEC 6-2 80  
17 < 16 Miami (OH) MAC 8-0 75  
18 < NR Kansas Big 8 5-2-1 15 T 10-10 H Oklahoma State
19 < NR Kent State MAC 7-1 14 W 35-3 H Marshall
20 < NR Pittsburgh Ind 5-2-1 13  
NR < 19 Auburn SEC 0  
NR < 17 Colorado Big 8 0  
NR < 14 Tulane Ind 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 8 4 10.5 1587
Ind 4 11.5 1585
SEC 3 8.3 1756
Big Ten 2 2.5 2034
Pac-8 2 8.5 881
Southwest 2 12.5 262
MAC 2 18.0 89
WAC 1 14.0 126

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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  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.