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1971 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Nebraska (55) Big 8 13-0 1100 W 38-6 N #2 Alabama (Orange)
2 < 3 Oklahoma Big 8 11-1 990 W 40-22 N #5 Auburn (Sugar)
3 < 7 Colorado Big 8 10-2 746  
4 < 2 Alabama SEC 11-1 674 L 38-6 N #1 Nebraska (Orange)
5 < 10 Penn State Ind 11-1 666  
6 < 4 Michigan Big Ten 11-1 479  
7 < 6 Georgia SEC 11-1 471  
8 < 8 Arizona State WAC 11-1 414  
9 < 9 Tennessee SEC 10-2 379  
10 < 16 Stanford Pac-8 9-3 347  
11 < 11 LSU SEC 9-3 324  
12 < 5 Auburn SEC 9-2 282  
13 < 13 Notre Dame Ind 8-2 164  
14 < 14 Toledo MAC 12-0 126 W 28-3 N Richmond (Tangerine)
15 < 17 Mississippi SEC 10-2 104  
16 < 18 Arkansas Southwest 8-3-1 39  
17 < 15 Houston Ind 9-3 37  
18 < 12 Texas Southwest 8-3 31  
19 < 20 Washington Pac-8 8-3 15  
20 < NR USC Pac-8 6-4-1 9  
RV < NR Boston College Ind 0  
RV < NR Florida State Ind 0  
RV < NR Iowa State Big 8 0  
RV < NR North Carolina ACC 0  
RV < 19 Northwestern Big Ten 0  
RV < NR Ohio State Big Ten 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 9.7 2234
Big 8 3 2.0 2836
Ind 3 11.7 867
Pac-8 3 16.3 371
Southwest 2 17.0 70
Big Ten 1 6.0 479
WAC 1 8.0 414
MAC 1 14.0 126

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.