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1973 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 3 Notre Dame (33) Ind 11-0 1128 W 24-23 N #1 Alabama (Sugar)
2 < 4 Ohio State (11) Big Ten 10-0-1 1002  
3 < 2 Oklahoma (16) Big 8 10-0-1 965 DNP
4 < 1 Alabama SEC 11-1 834 L 24-23 N #3 Notre Dame (Sugar)
5 < 6 Penn State Ind 12-0 709  
6 < 5 Michigan Big Ten 10-0-1 702  
7 < 12 Nebraska Big 8 9-2-1 430  
8 < 7 USC Pac-8 9-2-1 386  
9 < 10 Arizona State WAC 11-1 349  
9 < 14 Houston Ind 11-1 349  
11 < 11 Texas Tech Southwest 11-1 336  
12 < 9 UCLA Pac-8 9-2 251  
13 < 13 LSU SEC 9-3 179  
14 < 8 Texas Southwest 8-3 150  
15 < 15 Miami (OH) MAC 11-0 125  
16 < 16 NC State ACC 9-3 94  
17 < NR Missouri Big 8 8-4 52  
18 < 19 Kansas Big 8 7-4-1 11 L 31-18 N NC State (Liberty)
19 < 20 Tennessee SEC 8-4 10  
20 < 18 Maryland ACC 8-4 3  
20 < 17 Tulane Ind 9-3 3 L 47-7 A Houston

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 4 8.8 2189
Big 8 4 11.3 1458
SEC 3 12.0 1023
Big Ten 2 4.0 1704
Pac-8 2 10.0 637
Southwest 2 12.5 486
ACC 2 18.0 97
WAC 1 9.0 349
MAC 1 15.0 125

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.