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FSU in the Polls

AP Final Polls Since 1936
1936
 1. Minnesota
 2. Louisiana State
 3. Pittsburgh
 4. Alabama
 5. Washington
 6. Santa Clara
 7. Northwestern
 8. Notre Dame
 9. Nebraska
10. Pennsylvania
11. Duke
12. Yale
13. Dartmouth
14. Duquesne
15. Fordham
16. Texas Christian
17. Tennessee
18. Arkansas
    Navy
20. Marquette
1937
 1. Pittsburgh
 2. California
 3. Fordham
 4. Alabama
 5. Minnesota
 6. Villanova
 7. Dartmouth
 8. Louisiana State
 9. Notre Dame
    Santa Clara
11. Nebraska
12. Yale
13. Ohio State
14. Holy Cross
    Arkansas
16. Texas Christian
17. Colorado
18. Rice
19. North Carolina
20. Duke
1938
 1. Texas Christian
 2. Tennessee
 3. Duke
 4. Oklahoma
 5. Notre Dame
 6. Carnegie Tech
 7. Southern Cal
 8. Pittsburgh
 9. Holy Cross
10. Minnesota
11. Texas Tech
12. Cornell
13. Alabama
14. California
15. Fordham
16. Michigan
17. Northwestern
18. Villanova
19. Tulane
20. Dartmouth
1939
 1. Texas A&M
 2. Tennessee
 3. Southern Cal
 4. Cornell
 5. Tulane
 6. Missouri
 7. UCLA
 8. Duke
 9. Iowa
10. Duquesne
11. Boston College
12. Clemson
13. Notre Dame
14. Santa Clara
15. Ohio State
16. Georgia Tech
17. Fordham
18. Nebraska
19. Oklahoma
20. Michigan
1940
 1. Minnesota
 2. Stanford
 3. Michigan
 4. Tennessee
 5. Boston College
 6. Texas A&M
 7. Nebraska
 8. Northwestern
 9. Mississippi State
10. Washington
11. Santa Clara
12. Fordham
13. Georgetown
14. Pennsylvania
15. Cornell
16. So. Methodist
17. Hardin-Simmons
18. Duke
19. Lafayette
Only 19 teams ranked.
1941
 1. Minnesota
 2. Duke
 3. Notre Dame
 4. Texas
 5. Michigan
 6. Fordham
 7. Missouri
 8. Duquesne
 9. Texas A&M
10. Navy
11. Northwestern
12. Oregon State
13. Ohio State
14. Georgia
15. Pennsylvania
16. Mississippi State
17. Mississippi
18. Tennessee
19. Washington St.
20. Alabama
1942
 1. Ohio State
 2. Georgia
 3. Wisconsin
 4. Tulsa
 5. Georgia Tech
 6. Notre Dame
 7. Tennessee
 8. Boston College
 9. Michigan
10. Alabama
11. Texas
12. Stanford
13. UCLA
14. William & Mary
15. Santa Clara
16. Auburn
17. Washington St.
18. Mississippi State
19. Minnesota
    Holy Cross
    Penn State
1943
 1. Notre Dame
 2. Iowa Pre-Flight
 3. Michigan
 4. Navy
 5. Purdue
 6. Great Lakes
 7. Duke
 8. Del Monte P-F
 9. Northwestern
10. March Field
11. Army
12. Washington
13. Georgia Tech
14. Texas
15. Tulsa
16. Dartmouth
17. Bainbridge NTS
18. Colorado Col.
19. Pacific
20. Pennsylvania
1944
 1. Army
 2. Ohio State
 3. Randolph Field
 4. Navy
 5. Bainbridge NTS
 6. Iowa Pre-Flight
 7. Southern Cal
 8. Michigan
 9. Notre Dame
10. March Field
11. Duke
12. Tennessee
13. Georgia Tech
    Norman P-F
15. Illinois
16. El Toro Maines
17. Great Lakes
18. Fort Pierce
19. St. Mary's P-F
20. Sec. Air Force
1945
 1. Army
 2. Alabama
 3. Navy
 4. Indiana
 5. Oklahoma State
 6. Michigan
 7. St. Mary's (Cal.)
 8. Pennsylvania
 9. Notre Dame
10. Texas
11. Southern Cal
12. Ohio State
13. Duke
14. Tennessee
15. Louisiana State
16. Holy Cross
17. Tulsa
18. Georgia
19. Wake Forest
20. Columbia

1946
 1. Notre Dame
 2. Army    
 3. Georgia
 4. UCLA
 5. Illinois
 6. Michigan
 7. Tennessee
 8. Louisiana State
 9. North Carolina
10. Rice
11. Georgia Tech
12. Yale
13. Pennsylvania
14. Oklahoma
15. Texas
16. Arkansas
17. Tulsa
18. N. C. State
19. Delaware
20. Indiana
1947*
 1. Notre Dame
 2. Michigan
 3. So. Methodist
 4. Penn State
 5. Texas
 6. Alabama
 7. Pennsylvania
 8. Southern Cal
 9. North Carolina
10. Georgia Tech
11. Army
12. Kansas
13. Mississippi
14. William & Mary
15. California
16. Oklahoma
17. N. C. State
18. Rice
19. Duke
20. Columbia
1948
 1. Michigan
 2. Notre Dame
 3. North Carolina
 4. California
 5. Oklahoma
 6. Army
 7. Northwestern
 8. Georgia
 9. Oregon
10. So. Methodist
11. Clemson
12. Vanderbilt
13. Tulane
14. Michigan State
15. Mississippi
16. Minnesota
17. William & Mary
18. Penn State
19. Cornell
20. Wake Forest
1949
 1. Notre Dame
 2. Oklahoma
 3. California
 4. Army
 5. Rice
 6. Ohio State
 7. Michigan
 8. Minnesota
 9. Louisiana State
10. Pacific
11. Kentucky
12. Cornell
13. Villanova
14. Maryland
15. Santa Clara
16. North Carolina
17. Tennessee
18. Princeton
19. Michigan State
20. Missouri
    Baylor
1950
 1. Oklahoma
 2. Army    
 3. Texas
 4. Tennessee
 5. California
 6. Princeton
 7. Kentucky
 8. Michigan State
 9. Michigan
10. Clemson
11. Washington
12. Wyoming
13. Illinois
14. Ohio State
15. Miami (Fla.)
16. Alabama
17. Nebraska
18. Washing. & Lee
19. Tulsa
20. Tulane
1951
 1. Tennessee
 2. Michigan State
 3. Maryland
 4. Illinois
 5. Georgia Tech
 6. Princeton
 7. Stanford
 8. Wisconsin
 9. Baylor
10. Oklahoma
11. Texas Christian
12. California
13. Virginia
14. San Francisco
15. Kentucky
16. Boston University
17. UCLA
18. Washington St.
19. Holy Cross
20. Clemson
1952
 1. Michigan State
 2. Georgia Tech
 3. Notre Dame
 4. Oklahoma
 5. Southern Cal
 6. UCLA
 7. Mississippi
 8. Tennessee
 9. Alabama
10. Texas
11. Wisconsin
12. Tulsa
13. Maryland
14. Syracuse
15. Florida
16. Duke
17. Ohio State
18. Purdue
19. Princeton
20. Kentucky
1953
 1. Maryland
 2. Notre Dame
 3. Michigan State
 4. Oklahoma
 5. UCLA
 6. Rice
 7. Illinois 
 8. Georgia Tech
 9. Iowa
10. West Virginia
11. Texas
12. Texas Tech
13. Alabama
14. Army
15. Wisconsin
16. Kentucky
17. Auburn
18. Duke
19. Stanford
20. Michigan
1954
 1. Ohio State
 2. UCLA
 3. Oklahoma
 4. Notre Dame
 5. Navy
 6. Mississippi
 7. Army
 8. Maryland
 9. Wisconsin
10. Arkansas
11. Miami (Fla.)
12. West Virginia
13. Auburn
14. Duke
15. Michigan
16. Virginia Tech
17. Southern Cal
18. Baylor  
19. Rice
20. Penn State
1955
 1. Oklahoma
 2. Michigan State
 3. Maryland
 4. UCLA
 5. Ohio State
 6. Texas Christian
 7. Georgia Tech
 8. Auburn
 9. Notre Dame
10. Mississippi
11. Pittsburgh
12. Michigan
13. Southern Cal
14. Miami (Fla.)
15. Miami (Ohio)
16. Stanford
17. Texas A&M
18. Navy
19. West Virginia
20. Army
1956
 1. Oklahoma
 2. Tennessee
 3. Iowa
 4. Georgia Tech
 5. Texas A&M
 6. Miami (Fla.)
 7. Michigan
 8. Syracuse
 9. Michigan State
10. Oregon State
11. Baylor
12. Minnesota
13. Pittsburgh
14. Texas Christian     
15. Ohio State
16. Navy
17. Geo. Washing.
18. Southern Cal
19. Clemson
20. Colorado
1957
 1. Auburn
 2. Ohio State
 3. Michigan State
 4. Oklahoma
 5. Navy
 6. Iowa
 7. Mississippi
 8. Rice
 9. Texas A&M
10. Notre Dame
11. Texas
12. Arizona State
13. Tennessee
14. Mississippi State
15. N. C. State
16. Duke
17. Florida
18. Army
19. Wisconsin
20. Virginia Military
1958
 1. Louisiana State
 2. Iowa
 3. Army
 4. Auburn
 5. Oklahoma
 6. Air Force
 7. Wisconsin
 8. Ohio State
 9. Syracuse
10. Texas Christian
11. Mississippi
12. Clemson
13. Purdue
14. Florida
15. South Carolina
16. California
17. Notre Dame
18. So. Methodist
19. Oklahoma State
20. Rutgers
1959
 1. Syracuse
 2. Mississippi
 3. Louisiana State
 4. Texas
 5. Georgia
 6. Wisconsin
 7. Texas Christian
 8. Washington
 9. Arkansas
10. Alabama
11. Clemson
12. Penn State
13. Illinois
14. Southern Cal
15. Oklahoma
16. Wyoming
17. Notre Dame
18. Missouri
19. Florida
20. Pittsburgh
1960
 1. Minnesota
 2. Mississippi
 3. Iowa
 4. Navy
 5. Missouri
 6. Washington
 7. Arkansas
 8. Ohio State
 9. Alabama
10. Duke
11. Kansas
12. Baylor
13. Auburn
14. Yale
15. Michigan State
16. Penn State
17. New Mexico St.
18. Florida
19. Syracuse
    Purdue
1961
 1. Alabama
 2. Ohio State
 3. Texas
 4. Louisiana State
 5. Mississippi
 6. Minnesota
 7. Colorado
 8. Michigan State
 9. Arkansas
10. Utah State
11. Missouri
12. Purdue
13. Georgia Tech
14. Syracuse
15. Rutgers
16. UCLA
17. Rice
    Penn State
    Arizona
20. Duke
1962**
 1. Southern Cal
 2. Wisconsin
 3. Mississippi
 4. Texas
 5. Alabama
 6. Arkansas
 7. Louisiana State
 8. Oklahoma
 9. Penn State
10. Minnesota
1963**
 1. Texas
 2. Navy
 3. Illinois
 4. Pittsburgh
 5. Auburn
 6. Nebraska
 7. Mississippi
 8. Alabama
 9. Oklahoma
10. Michigan State
1964**
 1. Alabama
 2. Arkansas
 3. Notre Dame
 4. Michigan
 5. Texas
 6. Nebraska
 7. Louisiana State
 8. Oregon State
 9. Ohio State
10. Southern Cal
1965**
 1. Alabama
 2. Michigan State
 3. Arkansas
 4. UCLA
 5. Nebraska
 6. Missouri
 7. Tennessee
 8. Louisiana State
 9. Notre Dame
10. Southern Cal
1966**
 1. Notre Dame
 2. Michigan State
 3. Alabama
 4. Georgia
 5. UCLA
 6. Nebraska
 7. Purdue
 8. Georgia Tech
 9. Miami (Fla.)
10. So. Methodist
1967**
 1. Southern Cal
 2. Tennessee
 3. Oklahoma
 4. Indiana
 5. Notre Dame
 6. Wyoming
 7. Oregon State
 8. Alabama
 9. Purdue
10. Penn State
1968
 1. Ohio State
 2. Penn State
 3. Texas
 4. Southern Cal
 5. Notre Dame
 6. Arkansas
 7. Kansas
 8. Georgia
 9. Missouri
10. Purdue
11. Oklahoma
12. Michigan
13. Tennessee
14. So. Methodist
15. Oregon State
16. Auburn
17. Alabama
18. Houston
19. Louisiana State
20. Ohio
1969
 1. Texas
 2. Penn State
 3. Southern Cal
 4. Ohio State
 5. Notre Dame
 6.  Missouri
 7. Arkansas
 8. Mississippi
 9. Michigan
10. Louisiana State
11. Nebraska
12. Houston
13. UCLA
14. Florida
15. Tennessee
16. Colorado
17. West Virginia
18. Purdue
19. Stanford
20. Auburn
1970
 1. Nebraska
 2. Notre Dame
 3. Texas
 4. Tennessee
 5. Ohio State
 6. Arizona State
 7. Louisiana State
 8. Stanford
 9. Michigan
10. Auburn
11. Arkansas
12. Toledo
13. Georgia Tech
14. Dartmouth
15. Southern Cal
16. Air Force
17. Tulane
18. Penn State
19. Houston
20. Oklahoma 
    Mississippi
1971
 1. Nebraska
 2. Oklahoma
 3. Colorado
 4. Alabama
 5. Penn State
 6. Michigan
 7. Georgia
 8. Arizona State
 9. Tennessee
10. Stanford
11. Louisiana State
12. Auburn
13. Notre Dame
14. Toledo
15. Mississippi
16. Arkansas
17. Houston
18. Texas
19. Washington
20. Southern Cal
1972
 1. Southern Cal
 2. Oklahoma
 3. Texas
 4. Nebraska
 5. Auburn
 6. Michigan
 7. Alabama
 8. Tennessee
 9. Ohio State
10. Penn State
11. Louisiana State
12. North Carolina
13. Arizona State
14. Notre Dame
15. UCLA
16. Colorado
17. N. C. State
18. Louisville
19. Washington St.
20. Georgia Tech
1973
 1. Notre Dame
 2. Ohio State
 3. Oklahoma
 4. Alabama
 5. Penn State
 6. Michigan
 7. Nebraska
 8. Southern Cal
 9. Arizona State
    Houston
11. Texas Tech
12. UCLA
13. Louisiana State
14. Texas
15. Miami (Ohio)
16. N. C. State
17. Missouri
18. Kansas
19. Tennessee
20. Maryland
    Tulane
1974
 1. Oklahoma
 2. Southern Cal
 3. Michigan
 4. Ohio State
 5. Alabama
 6. Notre Dame
 7. Penn State
 8. Auburn
 9. Nebraska
10. Miami (Ohio)        
11. N. C. State
12. Michigan State
13. Maryland
14. Baylor
15. Florida
16. Texas A&M
17. Mississippi State
    Texas
19. Houston
20. Tennessee
1975
 1. Oklahoma
 2. Arizona State
 3. Alabama
 4. Ohio State
 5. UCLA
 6. Texas
 7. Arkansas
 8. Michigan
 9. Nebraska
10. Penn State
11. Texas A&M
12. Miami (Ohio)
13. Maryland
14. California
15. Pittsburgh
16. Colorado
17. Southern Cal
18. Arizona
19. Georgia
20. West Virginia
1976
 1. Pittsburgh
 2. Southern Cal
 3. Michigan
 4. Houston
 5. Oklahoma
 6. Ohio State
 7. Texas A&M
 8. Maryland
 9. Nebraska
10. Georgia
11. Alabama
12. Notre Dame
13. Texas Tech
14. Oklahoma State
15. UCLA
16. Colorado
17. Rutgers
18. Kentucky
19. Iowa State
20. Mississippi State
1977
 1. Notre Dame
 2. Alabama
 3. Arkansas
 4. Texas
 5. Penn State
 6. Kentucky
 7. Oklahoma
 8. Pittsburgh
 9. Michigan
10. Washington
11. Ohio State
12. Nebraska
13. Southern Cal
14. Florida State
15. Stanford
16. San Diego State
17. North Carolina
18. Arizona State
19. Clemson
20. Brigham Young
1978
 1. Alabama
 2. Southern Cal
 3. Oklahoma
 4. Penn State
 5. Michigan
 6. Clemson
 7. Notre Dame
 8. Nebraska
 9. Texas
10. Houston
11. Arkansas
12. Michigan State
13. Purdue
14. UCLA
15. Missouri
16. Georgia
17. Stanford
18. N. C. State
19. Texas A&M
20. Maryland
1979
 1. Alabama
 2. Southern Cal
 3. Oklahoma
 4. Ohio State
 5. Houston
 6. Florida State
 7. Pittsburgh
 8. Arkansas
 9. Nebraska
10. Purdue
11. Washington
12. Texas
13. Brigham Young
14. Baylor
15. North Carolina
16. Auburn
17. Temple
18. Michigan
19. Indiana
20. Penn State
1980
 1. Georgia
 2. Pittsburgh
 3. Oklahoma
 4. Michigan
 5. Florida State
 6. Alabama
 7. Nebraska
 8. Penn State
 9. Notre Dame
10. North Carolina
11. Southern Cal
12. Brigham Young
13. UCLA
14. Baylor
15. Ohio State
16. Washington
17. Purdue
18. Miami (Fla.)
19. Mississippi State
20. So. Methodist
1981
 1. Clemson
 2. Texas
 3. Penn State
 4. Pittsburgh
 5. So. Methodist
 6. Georgia
 7. Alabama
 8. Miami (Fla.)
 9. North Carolina
10. Washington
11. Nebraska
12. Michigan
13. Brigham Young
14. Southern Cal
15. Ohio State
16. Arizona State
17. West Virginia
18. Iowa
19. Missouri
20. Oklahoma
1982
 1. Penn State
 2. Sou. Methodist
 3. Nebraska
 4. Georgia
 5. UCLA
 6. Arizona State
 7. Washington
 8. Clemson
 9. Arkansas
10. Pittsburgh
11. Louisiana State
12. Ohio State
13. Florida State
14. Auburn
15. Southern Cal
16. Oklahoma
17. Texas
18. North Carolina
19. West Virginia
20. Maryland
1983
 1. Miami (Fla.)
 2. Nebraska
 3. Auburn
 4. Georgia
 5. Texas
 6. Florida
 7. Brigham Young
 8. Michigan
 9. Ohio State
10. Illinois
11. Clemson
12. So. Methodist
13. Air Force
14. Iowa
15. Alabama
16. West Virginia
17. UCLA
18. Pittsburgh
19. Boston College
20. East Carolina
1984
 1. Brigham Young
 2. Washington
 3. Florida
 4. Nebraska
 5. Boston College
 6. Oklahoma
 7. Oklahoma State
 8. So. Methodist
 9. UCLA
10. Southern Cal
11. South Carolina
12. Maryland
13. Ohio State
14. Auburn
15. Louisiana State
16. Iowa
17. Florida State
18. Miami (Fla.)
19. Kentucky
20. Virginia
1985
 1. Oklahoma
 2. Michigan
 3. Penn State
 4. Tennessee
 5. Florida
 6. Texas A&M
 7. UCLA
 8. Air Force
 9. Miami (Fla.)
10. Iowa
11. Nebraska
12. Arkansas
13. Alabama
14. Ohio State
15. Florida State
16. Brigham Young
17. Baylor
18. Maryland
19. Georgia Tech
20. Louisiana State
1986
 1. Penn State
 2. Miami (Fla.)
 3. Oklahoma
 4. Arizona State
 5. Nebraska
 6. Auburn
 7. Ohio State
 8. Michigan
 9. Alabama
10. Louisiana State
11. Arizona
12. Baylor
13. Texas A&M
14. UCLA
15. Arkansas
16. Iowa
17. Clemson
18. Washington
19. Boston College
20. Virginia Tech
1987
 1. Miami (Fla.)
 2. Florida State
 3. Oklahoma
 4. Syracuse
 5. Louisiana State
 6. Nebraska
 7. Auburn
 8. Michigan State
 9. UCLA
10. Texas A&M
11. Oklahoma State
12. Clemson
13. Georgia
14. Tennessee
15. South Carolina
16. Iowa
17. Notre Dame
18. Southern Cal
19. Michigan
20. Arizona State
1988
 1. Notre Dame
 2. Miami (Fla.)
 3. Florida State
 4. Michigan
 5. West Virginia
 6. UCLA
 7. Southern Cal
 8. Auburn
 9. Clemson
10. Nebraska
11. Oklahoma State
12. Arkansas
13. Syracuse
14. Oklahoma
15. Georgia
16. Washington St.
17. Alabama
18. Houston
19. Louisiana State
20. Indiana
1989
 1. Miami (Fla.)
 2. Notre Dame
 3. Florida State
 4. Colorado
 5. Tennessee
 6. Auburn
 7. Michigan
 8. Southern Cal
 9. Alabama
10. Illinois
11. Nebraska
12. Clemson
13. Arkansas
14. Houston
15. Penn State
16. Michigan State
17. Pittsburgh
18. Virginia
19. Texas Tech
20. Texas A&M
21. West Virginia
22. Brigham Young
23. Washington
24. Ohio State
25. Arizona
1990
 1. Colorado
 2. Georgia Tech
 3. Miami (Fla.)
 4. Florida State
 5. Washington
 6. Notre Dame
 7. Michigan
 8. Tennessee
 9. Clemson
10. Houston
11. Penn State
12. Texas
13. Florida
14. Louisville
15. Texas A&M
16. Michigan State
17. Oklahoma
18. Iowa
19. Auburn
20. Southern Cal
21. Mississippi
22. Brigham Young
23. Virginia
24. Nebraska
25. Illinois
1991
 1. Miami (Fla.)
 2. Washington
 3. Penn State
 4. Florida State
 5. Alabama
 6. Michigan
 7. Florida
 8. California
 9. East Carolina
10. Iowa
11. Syracuse
12. Texas A&M
13. Notre Dame
14. Tennessee
15. Nebraska
16. Oklahoma
17. Georgia
18. Clemson
19. UCLA
20. Colorado
21. Tulsa
22. Stanford
23. Brigham Young
24. N. C. State
25. Air Force
1992
 1. Alabama
 2. Florida State
 3. Miami (Fla.)
 4. Notre Dame
 5. Michigan
 6. Syracuse
 7. Texas A&M
 8. Georgia
 9. Stanford
10. Florida
11. Washington
12. Tennessee
13. Colorado
14. Nebraska
15. Washington St.
16. Mississippi
17. N. C. State
18. Ohio State
19. North Carolina
20. Hawaii
21. Boston College
22. Kansas
23. Mississippi State
24. Fresno State
25. Wake Forest
1993
 1. Florida State
 2. Notre Dame
 3. Nebraska
 4. Auburn
 5. Florida
 6. Wisconsin
 7. West Virginia
 8. Penn State
 9. Texas A&M
10. Arizona
11. Ohio State
12. Tennessee
13. Boston College
14. Alabama
15. Miami (Fla.)
16. Colorado
17. Oklahoma
18. UCLA
19. North Carolina
20. Kansas State
21. Michigan
22. Virginia Tech
23. Clemson
24. Louisville
25. California
1994
 1. Nebraska
 2. Penn State
 3. Colorado
 4. Florida State
 5. Alabama
 6. Miami (Fla.)
 7. Florida
 8. Texas A&M
 9. Auburn
10. Utah
11. Oregon
12. Michigan
13. Southern Cal
14. Ohio State
15. Virginia
16. Colorado State
17. N.C. State
18. Brigham Young
19. Kansas State
20. Arizona
21. Washington St.
22. Tennessee
23. Boston College
24. Mississippi St.
25. Texas
1995
 1. Nebraska
 2. Florida
 3. Tennessee
 4. Florida State
 5. Colorado
 6. Ohio State
 7. Kansas State
 8. Northwestern
 9. Kansas
10. Virginia Tech
11. Notre Dame
12. Southern Cal
13. Penn State
14. Texas
15. Texas A&M
16. Virginia
17. Michigan
18. Oregon
19. Syracuse
20. Miami
21. Alabama
22. Auburn
23. Texas Tech
24. Toledo
25. Iowa
1996
 1. Florida
 2. Ohio State
 3. Florida State
 4. Arizona State
 5. Brigham Young
 6. Nebraska
 7. Penn State
 8. Colorado
 9. Tennessee
10. North Carolina
11. Alabama
12. Louisiana State
13. Virginia Tech
14. Miami (Fla.)
15. Northwestern
16. Washington
17. Kansas State
18. Iowa
19. Notre Dame
20. Michigan
21. Syracuse
22. Wyoming
23. Texas
24. Auburn
25. Army


*On January 6, 1948, in a special post-season poll after the Rose Bowl,
the Associated Press voted Michigan No. 1 and Notre Dame No. 2. However,
the postseason poll did not supersede the final regular-season poll of
December 6, 1947.



**Only 10 ranked.

UPI Final Polls Since 1950
1950
 1. Oklahoma
 2. Texas
 3. Tennessee
 4. California
 5. Army
 6. Michigan 
 7. Kentucky
 8. Princeton
 9. Michigan State
10. Ohio State
11. Illinois
12. Clemson
13. Miami (Fla.)
14. Wyoming
15. Washington
    Baylor
17. Alabama
18. Wash. & Lee
19. Navy 
20. Nebraska
    Wisconsin
    Cornell
1951
 1. Tennessee
 2. Michigan State
 3. Illinois
 4. Maryland 
 5. Georgia Tech
 6. Princeton
 7. Stanford 
 8. Wisconsin
 9. Baylor
10. Texas Christian
11. Oklahoma
12. California
13. Notre Dame
14. San Francisco
    Purdue
    Washington St.
17. Holy Cross
    UCLA
    Kentucky
20. Kansas
1952
 1. Michigan State
 2. Georgia Tech
 3. Notre Dame
 4. Oklahoma 
    Southern Cal
 6. UCLA
 7. Mississippi
 8. Tennessee
 9. Alabama
10. Wisconsin
11. Texas
12. Purdue 
13. Maryland
14. Princeton
15. Ohio State
    Pittsburgh
17. Navy
18. Duke
19. Houston
    Kentucky
1953
 1. Maryland
 2. Notre Dame
 3. Michigan State
 4. UCLA 
 5. Oklahoma
 6. Rice
 7. Illinois
 8. Texas
 9. Georgia Tech
10. Iowa
11. Alabama
12. Texas Tech
13. West Virginia
14. Wisconsin
15. Kentucky
16. Army 
17. Stanford
18. Duke
19. Michigan
20. Ohio State
1954
 1. UCLA
 2. Ohio State
 3. Oklahoma 
 4. Notre Dame
 5. Navy 
 6. Mississippi
 7. Army 
 8. Arkansas
 9. Miami (Fla.)
10. Wisconsin
11. Southern Cal
    Maryland
    Georgia Tech
14. Duke
15. Michigan
16. Penn State
17. So. Methodist
18. Denver
19. Rice
20. Minnesota
1955
 1. Oklahoma
 2. Michigan State
 3. Maryland
 4. UCLA
 5. Ohio State
 6. Texas Christian
 7. Georgia Tech
 8. Auburn 
 9. Mississippi
10. Notre Dame
11. Pittsburgh
12. Southern Cal
13. Michigan
14. Texas A&M
15. Army
16. Duke
17. West Virginia
18. Miami (Fla.)
19. Iowa
20. Navy
    Stanford
    Miami (Ohio)
1956
 1. Oklahoma
 2. Tennessee
 3. Iowa
 4. Georgia Tech
 5. Texas A&M
 6. Miami (Fla.)
 7. Michigan
 8. Syracuse
 9. Minnesota
10. Michigan State
11. Baylor
12. Pittsburgh
13. Oregon State
14. Texas Christian 
15. Southern Cal
16. Wyoming 
17. Yale
18. Colorado
19. Navy
20. Duke
1957
 1. Ohio State
 2. Auburn
 3. Michigan State
 4. Oklahoma
 5. Iowa
 6. Navy
 7. Rice
 8. Mississippi
 9. Notre Dame
10. Texas A&M
11. Texas
12. Arizona State
13. Army
14. Duke
    Wisconsin
16. Tennessee
17. Oregon
18. Clemson
    UCLA
20. N. C. State
1958
 1. Louisiana State
 2. Iowa
 3. Army
 4. Auburn
 5. Oklahoma
 6. Wisconsin
 7. Ohio State
 8. Air Force
 9. Texas Christian
10. Syracuse
11. Purdue
12. Mississippi
13. Clemson
14. Notre Dame
15. Florida
16. California
17. Northwestern
18. So. Methodist 
1959
 1. Syracuse
 2. Mississippi
 3. Louisiana State
 4. Texas
 5. Georgia
 6. Wisconsin
 7. Washington
 8. Texas Christian
 9. Arkansas
10. Penn State
11. Illinois
12. Southern Cal
13. Alabama
14. Penn State
15. Oklahoma
16. Northwestern
    Michigan State
18. Wyoming
19. Auburn
    Missouri
1960
 1. Minnesota
 2. Iowa
 3. Mississippi
 4. Missouri
 5. Wisconsin
 6. Navy
 7. Arkansas
 8. Ohio State
 9. Kansas
10. Alabama
11. Duke
    Baylor
    Michigan State
14. Auburn
15. Purdue
16. Florida
17. Texas   
18. Yale
19. New Mexico St.
    Tennessee
1961
 1. Alabama
 2. Ohio State
 3. Louisiana State
 4. Texas
 5. Mississippi
 6. Minnesota
 7. Colorado
 8. Arkansas
 9. Michigan State
10. Utah State
11. Purdue
    Missouri
13. Georgia Tech
14. Duke
15. Kansas
16. Syracuse
17. Wyoming
18. Wisconsin
19. Miami (Fla.)
    Penn State
1962
 1. Southern Cal
 2. Wisconsin
 3. Mississippi
 4. Texas
 5. Alabama
 6. Arkansas
 7. Oklahoma
 8. Louisiana
 9. Penn State
10. Minnesota
11. Georgia Tech
12. Missouri
13. Ohio State
14. Duke
    Washington
16. Northwestern
    Oregon State
18. Arizona
    Illinois
    Miami (Fla.)
1963
 1. Texas
 2. Navy
 3. Pittsburgh
 4. Illinois
 5. Nebraska
 6. Auburn
 7. Mississippi
 8. Oklahoma
 9. Alabama
10. Michigan State
11. Mississippi State
12. Syracuse
13. Arizona State
14. Memphis State
15. Washington
16. Penn State
    Southern Cal
    Missouri
19. North Carolina
20. Baylor
1964
 1. Alabama
 2. Arkansas
 3. Notre Dame
 4. Michigan
 5. Texas
 6. Nebraska
 7. Louisiana State
 8. Oregon State
 9. Ohio State
10. Southern Cal
11. Florida State
12. Syracuse
13. Princeton
14. Penn State
    Utah
16. Illinois
    New Mexico
18. Tulsa
    Missouri
20. Mississippi
    Michigan State
1965
 1. Michigan State
 2. Arkansas
 3. Nebraska
 4. Alabama
 5. UCLA
 6. Missouri
 7. Tennessee
 8. Notre Dame
 9. Southern Cal
10. Texas Tech
11. Ohio State
12. Florida
13. Purdue 
14. Louisiana State
15. Georgia
16. Tulsa 
17. Mississippi
18. Kentucky
19. Syracuse
20. Colorado
1966
 1. Notre Dame
 2. Michigan State
 3. Alabama
 4. Georgia
 5. UCLA
 6. Purdue 
 7. Nebraska
 8. Georgia Tech
 9. So. Methodist
10. Miami (Fla.)
11. Florida
12. Mississippi
13. Arkansas
14. Tennessee
15. Wyoming
16. Syracuse 
17. Houston
18. Southern Cal
19. Oregon State
20. Virginia Tech
1967
 1. Southern Cal
 2. Tennessee
 3. Oklahoma
 4. Notre Dame
 5. Wyoming
 6. Indiana
 7. Alabama
 8. Oregon State
 9. Purdue
10. UCLA
11. Penn State
12. Syracuse
13. Colorado
14. Minnesota
15. Florida State
16. Miami (Fla.)
17. N. C. State
18. Georgia
19. Houston
20. Arizona State
1968
 1. Ohio State
 2. Southern Cal
 3. Penn State
 4. Georgia
 5. Texas
 6. Kansas
 7. Tennessee
 8. Notre Dame
 9. Arkansas
10. Oklahoma
11. Purdue
12. Alabama
13. Oregon State
14. Florida State
15. Michigan
16. So. Methodist
17. Missouri
18. Ohio
    Minnesota
20. Houston 
    Stanford
1969
 1. Texas
 2. Penn State
 3. Arkansas
 4. Southern Cal
 5. Ohio State
 6. Missouri
 7. Louisiana State
 8. Michigan
 9. Notre Dame
10. UCLA
11. Tennessee
12. Nebraska
13. Mississippi
14. Stanford
15. Auburn
16. Houston
17. Florida
18. Purdue
    San Diego State
    West Virginia
1970
 1. Texas
 2. Ohio State
 3. Nebraska
 4. Tennessee
 5. Notre Dame
 6. Louisiana State
 7. Michigan
 8. Arizona State
 9. Auburn
10. Stanford
11. Air Force
12. Arkansas
13. Houston
    Dartmouth
15. Oklahoma
16. Colorado
17. Georgia Tech
    Toledo
19. Penn State
    Southern Cal
1971
 1. Nebraska
 2. Alabama
 3. Oklahoma
 4. Michigan
 5. Auburn
 6. Arizona State
 7. Colorado
 8. Georgia 
 9. Tennessee
10. Louisiana State
11. Penn State
12. Texas
13. Toledo
14. Houston 
15. Notre Dame
16. Stanford
17. Iowa State
18. North Carolina
19. Florida State
20. Arkansas
    Mississippi
1972
 1. Southern Cal
 2. Oklahoma
 3. Ohio State
 4. Alabama
 5. Texas 
 6. Michigan
 7. Auburn
 8. Penn State
 9. Nebraska
10. Louisiana State
11. Tennessee
12. Notre Dame
13. Arizona State
14. Colorado
    North Carolina
16. Louisville
17. UCLA
    Washington St.
19. Utah State
20. San Diego State
1973
 1. Alabama
 2. Oklahoma
 3. Ohio State
 4. Notre Dame
 5. Penn State
 6. Michigan
 7. Southern Cal
 8. Texas
 9. UCLA
10. Arizona State
11. Nebraska
    Texas Tech
13. Houston
14. Louisiana State
15. Kansas
    Tulane
17. Miami (Ohio)
18. Maryland
19. San Diego State
    Florida
1974*
 1. Southern Cal
 2. Alabama
 3. Ohio State
 4. Notre Dame 
 5. Michigan
 6. Auburn
 7. Penn State
 8. Nebraska
 9. N. C. State
10. Miami (Ohio)
11. Houston 
12. Florida
13. Maryland
14. Baylor
15. Texas A&M
    Tennessee
17. Mississippi State
18. Michigan State
19. Tulsa
1975
 1. Oklahoma
 2. Arizona State
 3. Alabama
 4. Ohio State
 5. UCLA
 6. Arkansas
 7. Texas
 8. Michigan
 9. Nebraska
10. Penn State
11. Maryland
12. Texas A&M
13. Arizona
    Pittsburgh
15. California
16. Miami (Ohio)
17. Notre Dame
    West Virginia
19. Georgia
    Southern Cal
1976
 1. Pittsburgh
 2. Southern Cal
 3. Michigan 
 4. Houston
 5. Ohio State
 6. Oklahoma
 7. Nebraska
 8. Texas A&M
 9. Alabama
10. Georgia
11. Maryland
12. Notre Dame
13. Texas Tech
14. Oklahoma State
15. UCLA
16. Colorado
17. Rutgers
18. Iowa State
19. Baylor
    Kentucky
1977
 1. Notre Dame
 2. Alabama
 3. Arkansas
 4. Penn State
 5. Texas
 6. Oklahoma
 7. Pittsburgh
 8. Michigan
 9. Washington
10. Nebraska
11. Florida State
12. Ohio State
    Southern Cal
14. North Carolina
15. Stanford
16. North Texas St.
    Brigham Young
18. Arizona State
19. San Diego State
    N. C. State
1978
 1. Southern Cal
 2. Alabama
 3. Oklahoma
 4. Penn State
 5. Michigan
 6. Notre Dame
 7. Clemson
 8. Nebraska
 9. Texas
10. Arkansas
11. Houston 
12. UCLA
13. Purdue
14. Missouri
15. Georgia
16. Stanford
17. Navy
18. Texas A&M
19. Arizona State
    N. C. State
1979
 1. Alabama
 2. Southern Cal
 3. Oklahoma
 4. Ohio State
 5. Houston
 6. Pittsburgh
 7. Nebraska
 8. Florida State
 9. Arkansas
10. Purdue
11. Washington
12. Brigham Young
13. Texas
14. North Carolina
15. Baylor 
16. Indiana
17. Temple
18. Penn State
19. Michigan
20. Missouri
1980
 1. Georgia
 2. Pittsburgh
 3. Oklahoma
 4. Michigan 
 5. Florida State
 6. Alabama
 7. Nebraska
 8. Penn State
 9. North Carolina
10. Notre Dame
11. Brigham Young
12. Southern Cal
13. Baylor
14. UCLA
15. Ohio State
16. Purdue
17. Washington
18. Miami (Fla.)
19. Florida
20. So. Methodist
1981
 1. Clemson
 2. Pittsburgh
 3. Penn State
 4. Texas
 5. Georgia
 6. Alabama
 7. Washington
 8. North Carolina
 9. Nebraska
10. Michigan
11. Brigham Young
12. Ohio State
13. Southern Cal
14. Oklahoma 
15. Iowa
16. Arkansas
17. Mississippi State
18. West Virginia
19. So. Mississippi
20. Missouri
 
1982
 1. Penn State
 2. So. Methodist
 3. Nebraska
 4. Georgia
 5. UCLA
 6. Arizona State
 7. Washington
 8. Arkansas
 9. Pittsburgh
10. Florida State
11. Louisiana State
12. Ohio State
13. North Carolina
14. Auburn
15. Michigan
16. Oklahoma
17. Alabama
18. Texas
19. West Virginia
20. Maryland
1983
 1. Miami (Fla.)
 2. Nebraska
 3. Auburn
 4. Georgia
 5. Texas
 6. Florida
 7. Brigham Young
 8. Ohio State
 9. Michigan
10. Illinois
11. So. Methodist
12. Alabama
13. UCLA
14. Iowa
15. Air Force
16. West Virginia
17. Penn State
18. Oklahoma State
19. Pittsburgh
20. Boston College
1984
 1. Brigham Young
 2. Washington
 3. Nebraska
 4. Boston College
 5. Oklahoma State
 6. Oklahoma
 7. Florida
 8. So. Methodist
 9. Southern Cal
10. UCLA
11. Maryland
12. Ohio State
13. South Carolina
14. Auburn
15. Iowa
16. Louisiana State
17. Virginia
18. West Virginia
19. Kentucky
    Florida State
1985
 1. Oklahoma
 2. Michigan
 3. Penn State
 4. Tennessee
 5. Air Force
 6. UCLA
 7. Texas A&M
 8. Miami (Fla.)
 9. Iowa
10. Nebraska
11. Ohio State
12. Arkansas
13. Florida State
14. Alabama
15. Baylor
16. Fresno State  
17. Brigham Young
18. Georgia Tech
19. Maryland
20. Louisiana State
1986
 1. Penn State
 2. Miami (Fla.)
 3. Oklahoma
 4. Nebraska
 5. Arizona State
 6. Ohio State
 7. Michigan
 8. Auburn
 9. Alabama
10. Arizona
11. Louisiana State
12. Texas A&M
13. Baylor
14. UCLA
15. Iowa
16. Arkansas
17. Washington
18. Boston College
19. Clemson
20. Florida State
1987
 1. Miami (Fla.)
 2. Florida State
 3. Oklahoma
 4. Syracuse
 5. Louisiana State
 6. Nebraska
 7. Auburn
 8. Michigan State
 9. Texas A&M
10. Clemson
11. UCLA
12. Oklahoma State
13. Tennessee
14. Georgia
15. South Carolina
16. Iowa
17. Southern Cal
18. Michigan
19. Texas
20. Indiana
1988
 1. Notre Dame
 2. Miami (Fla.)
 3. Florida State
 4. Michigan
 5. West Virginia
 6. UCLA
 7. Auburn
 8. Clemson
 9. Southern Cal
10. Nebraska
11. Oklahoma State
12. Syracuse
13. Arkansas
14. Oklahoma
15. Georgia
16. Washington St.
17. N. C. State
    Alabama
19. Indiana 
20. Wyoming
1989
 1. Miami (Fla.)
 2. Florida State
 3. Notre Dame
 4. Colorado
 5. Tennessee
 6. Auburn
 7. Alabama
 8. Michigan
 9. Southern Cal
10. Illinois
11. Clemson
12. Nebraska
13. Arkansas
14. Penn State
15. Virginia
16. Texas Tech
    Michigan State
18. Brigham Young
19. Pittsburgh
20. Washington
1990
 1. Georgia Tech
 2. Colorado
 3. Miami (Fla.)
 4. Florida State
 5. Washington
 6. Notre Dame
 7. Tennessee
 8. Michigan
 9. Clemson
10.  Penn State
11. Texas
12. Louisville
13. Texas A&M
14. Michigan State
15. Virginia
16. Iowa
17. Brigham Young
    Nebraska
19. Auburn
20. San Jose State
21. Syracuse
22. Southern Cal
23. Mississippi
24. Illinois
25. Virginia Tech

*Beginning in 1974, by agreement with the American Football Coaches
Association, teams on probation by the NCAA were ineligible for ranking
and national championship consideration by the UPI Board of Coaches.

CNN / USA Today Final Polls Since 1991
1991
 1. Washington
 2. Miami (Fla.)
 3. Penn State
 4. Florida State
 5. Alabama
 6. Michigan 
 7. California
 8. Florida
 9. East Carolina
10. Iowa
11. Syracuse
12. Notre Dame
13. Texas A&M
14. Oklahoma
15. Tennessee
16. Nebraska
17. Clemson
18. UCLA
19. Georgia
20. Colorado
21. Tulsa
22. Stanford
23. Brigham Young
24. Air Force
25. N. C. State
1992
 1. Alabama
 2. Florida State
 3. Miami (Fla.)
 4. Notre Dame
 5. Michigan
 6. Texas A&M
 7. Syracuse
 8. Georgia
 9. Stanford
10. Washington
11. Florida
12. Tennessee
13. Colorado
14. Nebraska
15. N. C. State
16. Mississippi
17. Washington St.
18. Ohio State
19. Hawaii
20. North Carolina
21. Boston College
22. Fresno State
23. Kansas
24. Mississippi State
25. Penn State
 
1993
 1. Florida State
 2. Notre Dame
 3. Nebraska
 4. Florida
 5. Wisconsin
 6. West Virginia
 7. Penn State
 8. Texas A&M
 9. Arizona
10. Ohio State
11. Tennessee
12. Boston College
13. Alabama
14. Oklahoma
15. Miami (Fla.)
16. Colorado
17. UCLA
18. Kansas State
19. Michigan
20. Virginia Tech    
21. North Carolina
22. Clemson
23. Louisville
24. California
25. Southern Cal
1994
 1. Nebraska
 2. Penn State
 3. Colorado
 4. Alabama
 5. Florida State
 6. Miami (Fla.)
 7. Florida
 8. Utah
 9. Ohio State
10. Brigham Young
11. Oregon
12. Michigan 
13. Virginia
14. Colorado State
15. Southern Cal
16. Kansas State
17. N.C. State
18. Tennessee
19. Washington State
20. Arizona
21. North Carolina
22. Boston College
23. Texas
24. Virginia Tech
25. Mississippi State
1995
 1. Nebraska
 2. Tennessee
 3. Florida
 4. Colorado
 5. Florida State
 6. Kansas State
 7. Northwestern
 8. Ohio State
 9. Virginia Tech
10. Kansas
11. Southern Cal
12. Penn State
13. Notre Dame
14. Texas
15. Texas A&M
16. Syracuse 
17. Virginia
18. Oregon
19. Michigan
20. Texas Tech
21. Auburn
22. Iowa
23. East Carolina
24. Toledo
25. Louisiana State
1996
 1. Florida
 2. Ohio State
 3. Florida State
 4. Arizona State
 5. Brigham Young
 6. Nebraska
 7. Penn State
 8. Colorado
 9. Tennessee
10. North Carolina
11. Alabama
12. Virginia Tech
13. Louisiana State
14. Miami (Fla.)
15. Washington
16. Northwestern
17. Kansas State
18. Iowa
19. Syracuse
20. Michigan
21. Notre Dame
22. Wyoming
23. Texas
24. Army
25. Auburn


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