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September 13, 1971 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 2 Nebraska (31) Big 8 1-0 931 W 34-7 H Oregon
2 < 1 Notre Dame (10) Ind 0-0 829 DNP
3 < 3 Texas (5) Southwest 0-0 672 DNP
4 < 4 Michigan (2) Big Ten 1-0 630  
5 < 11 Ohio State Big Ten 1-0 546  
6 < 7 Arkansas Southwest 1-0 541  
7 < 6 Auburn (2) SEC 0-0 437 DNP
8 < 8 Tennessee SEC 0-0 364 DNP
9 < 16 Alabama SEC 1-0 314 W 17-10 A #5 USC
10 < 10 Oklahoma Big 8 0-0 265 DNP
11 < 18 Georgia SEC 1-0 229  
12 < NR Colorado Big 8 1-0 194 W 31-21 A #9 LSU
13 < 19 Stanford Pac-8 1-0 167  
14 < 12 Penn State Ind 0-0 123 DNP
15 < 13 Syracuse Ind 0-0 99 DNP
16 < 14 Arizona State WAC 0-0 95 DNP
17 < 5 USC Pac-8 0-1 70 L 17-10 H #16 Alabama
18 < NR Michigan State Big Ten 1-0 60  
19 < NR South Carolina Ind 1-0 58 W 24-7 H Georgia Tech
20 < NR Houston Ind 1-0 46  
NR < 17 Georgia Tech Ind 0  
NR < 9 LSU SEC 0 L 31-21 H Colorado
NR < 20 Northwestern Big Ten 0  
NR < 15 UCLA Pac-8 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 5 14.0 1155
SEC 4 8.8 1344
Big 8 3 7.7 1390
Big Ten 3 9.0 1236
Southwest 2 4.5 1213
Pac-8 2 15.0 237
WAC 1 16.0 95

Notes

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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.