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November 16, 1976 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Pittsburgh (44) Ind 10-0 1206 W 24-16 H West Virginia
2 < 2 UCLA (13) Pac-8 9-0-1 1093  
3 < 3 USC (1) Pac-8 8-1 866  
4 < 4 Michigan (2) Big Ten 9-1 834  
5 < 5 Texas Tech (1) Southwest 8-0 786  
6 < 7 Georgia SEC 9-1 663  
6 < 6 Maryland ACC 10-0 663  
8 < 8 Ohio State Big Ten 8-1-1 555  
9 < 12 Houston Southwest 6-2 315  
10 < 14 Oklahoma Big 8 7-2-1 285 W 27-20 H #11 Missouri
11 < 16 Texas A&M (1) Southwest 7-2 271  
12 < 9 Nebraska Big 8 7-2-1 203  
13 < 18 Notre Dame Ind 7-2 189  
14 < NR Iowa State Big 8 8-2 188 W 37-28 H Nebraska
15 < 19 Colorado Big 8 7-3 100  
16 < 17 Oklahoma State Big 8 6-3 99 W 45-21 A Kansas State
17 < NR Penn State Ind 7-3 31  
18 < 10 Alabama SEC 7-3 28  
19 < 11 Missouri Big 8 6-4 26  
19 < NR Rutgers Ind 10-0 26  
NR < 13 Arkansas Southwest 0  
NR < 15 Florida SEC 0  
NR < 20 South Carolina Ind 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 8 6 14.3 901
Ind 4 12.5 1452
Southwest 3 8.3 1372
Pac-8 2 2.5 1959
Big Ten 2 6.0 1389
SEC 2 12.0 691
ACC 1 6.0 663

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.