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November 2, 1976 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Michigan (57) Big Ten 8-0 1228 W 45-0 H Minnesota
2 < 2 Pittsburgh (5) Ind 8-0 1076  
3 < 3 UCLA Pac-8 7-0-1 976  
4 < 4 USC Pac-8 6-1 758  
5 < 6 Texas Tech Southwest 6-0 703  
6 < 5 Maryland ACC 8-0 668  
7 < 7 Georgia SEC 7-1 547  
8 < 8 Ohio State Big Ten 6-1-1 497  
9 < 9 Nebraska Big 8 6-1-1 451  
10 < 12 Florida SEC 6-1 342  
11 < 11 Notre Dame Ind 6-1 290  
12 < 14 Arkansas Southwest 5-1 267  
13 < 16 Oklahoma State Big 8 5-2 180 W 20-19 H Missouri
14 < 19 Colorado Big 8 6-2 146  
15 < 17 Alabama SEC 6-2 83  
16 < 10 Missouri Big 8 5-3 31  
17 < 13 Oklahoma Big 8 5-2-1 26 L 42-31 A #19 Colorado
18 < NR Texas A&M Southwest 6-2 19  
19 < NR Houston Southwest 5-2 18  
20 < 15 Texas Southwest 3-2-1 10  
NR < 20 Cincinnati Ind 0  
NR < 18 Mississippi State SEC 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 8 5 13.8 834
Southwest 5 14.8 1017
SEC 3 10.7 972
Pac-8 2 3.5 1734
Big Ten 2 4.5 1725
Ind 2 6.5 1366
ACC 1 6.0 668

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.