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September 15, 1997 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Penn State (25) Big Ten 2-0 1641 W 52-10 H Temple
2 < 3 Washington (19) Pac-10 2-0 1615  
3 < 2 Florida (14) SEC 2-0 1598  
4 < 4 Tennessee (6) SEC 2-0 1543  
5 < 5 Florida State (3) ACC 2-0 1483  
6 < 7 North Carolina (1) ACC 2-0 1379  
7 < 6 Nebraska (2) Big 12 2-0 1364  
8 < 14 Michigan Big Ten 1-0 1253  
9 < 9 Ohio State Big Ten 2-0 1235  
10 < 10 LSU SEC 2-0 1165  
11 < 15 Alabama SEC 2-0 1007  
12 < 16 Auburn SEC 2-0 878  
13 < 18 Iowa Big Ten 2-0 850  
14 < 24 Arizona State Pac-10 2-0 698  
15 < 8 Colorado Big 12 1-1 696  
16 < 19 Clemson ACC 2-0 669  
17 < 21 Michigan State Big Ten 2-0 660  
18 < 22 Virginia Tech Big East 2-0 603  
19 < NR Washington State Pac-10 2-0 490 W 28-21 A USC
20 < 20 Kansas State Big 12 2-0 431  
21 < 17 Stanford Pac-10 1-1 323  
22 < 13 Miami (FL) Big East 1-1 244  
23 < 25 Colorado State WAC 2-1 172 W 35-24 A Utah State
24 < NR UCLA Pac-10 1-2 131  
25 < NR Georgia SEC 2-0 127  
NR < 12 Notre Dame Ind 0  
NR < 11 Texas Big 12 0  
NR < 23 USC Pac-10 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 10.8 6318
Big Ten 5 9.6 5639
Pac-10 5 16.0 3257
ACC 3 9.0 3531
Big 12 3 14.0 2491
Big East 2 20.0 847
WAC 1 23.0 172

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.