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October 26, 1976 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Michigan (53) Big Ten 7-0 1184 W 35-0 A Indiana
2 < 2 Pittsburgh (6) Ind 7-0 1068  
3 < 4 UCLA Pac-8 6-0-1 944  
4 < 7 USC Pac-8 5-1 707  
5 < 6 Maryland ACC 7-0 705  
6 < 8 Texas Tech (1) Southwest 5-0 618  
7 < 10 Georgia SEC 6-1 483  
8 < 9 Ohio State Big Ten 5-1-1 475  
9 < 3 Nebraska Big 8 5-1-1 368  
10 < 17 Missouri Big 8 5-2 293  
11 < 12 Notre Dame Ind 5-1 292  
12 < 11 Florida SEC 5-1 287  
13 < 5 Oklahoma Big 8 5-1-1 268 L 31-24 H Oklahoma State
14 < 15 Arkansas Southwest 4-1 159  
15 < 13 Texas Southwest 3-1-1 81  
16 < NR Oklahoma State Big 8 4-2 33 W 31-24 A Oklahoma
17 < 18 Alabama SEC 5-2 29  
18 < 20 Mississippi State SEC 6-1 25  
19 < NR Colorado Big 8 5-2 12  
20 < NR Cincinnati Ind 5-1 10 DNP
NR < 20 East Carolina Southern 0  
NR < 14 Houston Southwest 0  
NR < 16 Iowa State Big 8 0  
NR < 19 South Carolina Ind 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 8 5 13.4 974
SEC 4 13.5 824
Ind 3 11.0 1370
Southwest 3 11.7 858
Pac-8 2 3.5 1651
Big Ten 2 4.5 1659
ACC 1 5.0 705

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.