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November 30, 1976 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Pittsburgh (45) Ind 11-0 1128 W 24-7 H #16 Penn State
2 < 2 Michigan (8) Big Ten 10-1 988  
3 < 3 USC (3) Pac-8 10-1 931  
4 < 5 Maryland (2) ACC 11-0 749  
5 < 4 Georgia SEC 10-1 747  
6 < 7 Houston Southwest 8-2 526  
7 < 6 UCLA Pac-8 9-1-1 510  
8 < 8 Oklahoma Big 8 8-2-1 428 W 20-17 A #10 Nebraska
9 < 9 Texas Tech Southwest 9-1 421  
10 < 11 Texas A&M Southwest 9-2 316  
11 < 12 Ohio State Big Ten 8-2-1 296  
12 < 14 Colorado Big 8 8-3 194  
13 < 10 Nebraska Big 8 7-3-1 138  
14 < 14 Oklahoma State Big 8 8-3 114 W 42-13 A UTEP
15 < 13 Notre Dame Ind 8-3 112  
16 < 18 Alabama SEC 8-3 72  
17 < 17 Rutgers Ind 11-0 64  
18 < NR Baylor Southwest 7-2-1 20  
19 < 19 North Carolina ACC 9-2 17  
20 < 19 Mississippi State SEC 9-2 12  
20 < 16 Penn State Ind 7-4 12  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Southwest 4 10.8 1283
Big 8 4 11.8 874
Ind 4 13.3 1316
SEC 3 13.7 831
Pac-8 2 5.0 1441
Big Ten 2 6.5 1284
ACC 2 11.5 766

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.