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November 27, 1972 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 USC (46) Pac-8 10-0 990 DNP
2 < 2 Alabama (4) SEC 10-0 890  
3 < 4 Oklahoma Big 8 9-1 790 W 17-14 A #5 Nebraska
4 < 9 Ohio State Big Ten 9-1 597  
5 < 6 Penn State Ind 10-1 563  
6 < 7 Texas Southwest 9-1 494  
7 < 3 Michigan Big Ten 10-1 487  
8 < 5 Nebraska Big 8 8-2-1 419 L 17-14 H #4 Oklahoma
9 < 10 Auburn SEC 8-1 323  
10 < 11 Notre Dame Ind 8-1 306  
11 < 8 LSU SEC 8-1-1 249  
12 < 12 Tennessee SEC 8-2 215  
13 < 13 Colorado Big 8 8-3 151  
14 < 15 North Carolina ACC 9-1 81  
15 < 14 UCLA Pac-8 8-3 70  
16 < 18 Arizona State WAC 9-2 50  
17 < NR Louisville MVC 9-1 22 W 27-0 H Drake
18 < NR West Virginia Ind 8-3 13  
19 < 19 Washington State Pac-8 7-4 11 DNP
20 < NR Oklahoma State Big 8 6-4 10 W 45-14 H Iowa State
NR < 17 Iowa State Big 8 0  
NR < 16 Missouri Big 8 0  
NR < 20 Texas Tech Southwest 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 4 8.5 1677
Big 8 4 11.0 1370
Ind 3 11.0 882
Pac-8 3 11.7 1071
Big Ten 2 5.5 1084
Southwest 1 6.0 494
ACC 1 14.0 81
WAC 1 16.0 50
MVC 1 17.0 22

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.