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1976 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf WLT PTS Last Week
1 < 1 Pittsburgh (59) Ind 12-0 1234 W 27-3 N #5 Georgia
2 < 3 USC (3) Pac-10 11-1 1118  
3 < 2 Michigan Big Ten 10-2 847  
4 < 6 Houston SWC 10-2 804  
5 < 8 Oklahoma Big 8 9-2-1 638 W 41-7 N Wyoming (Fiesta)
6 < 11 Ohio State Big Ten 9-2-1 510  
7 < 10 Texas A&M SWC 10-2 487  
8 < 4 Maryland ACC 11-1 445  
9 < 13 Nebraska Big 8 9-3-1 422  
10 < 5 Georgia SEC 10-2 388  
11 < 16 Alabama SEC 9-3 331  
12 < 15 Notre Dame Ind 9-3 321  
13 < 9 Texas Tech SWC 10-2 276  
14 < 14 Oklahoma State Big 8 9-3 190 W 49-21 N BYU (Tangerine)
15 < 7 UCLA Pac-10 9-2-1 172  
16 < 12 Colorado Big 8 8-4 52  
17 < 17 Rutgers Ind 11-0 50  
18 < NR Kentucky SEC 8-4 30  
19 < NR Iowa State Big 8 8-3 14 DNP
20 < 20 Mississippi State SEC 9-2 13  
NR < 18 Baylor SWC  
NR < 19 North Carolina ACC  
NR < 20 Penn State Ind  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg RK Total Pts
Big 8 5 12.6 1316
Southeastern 4 14.8 762
Southwest 3 8.0 1567
Independent 3 10.0 1605
Big Ten 2 4.5 1357
Pacific-10 2 8.5 1290
Atlantic Coast 1 8.0 445

Notes

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  • Regular season polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-67 had 10 teams (except for the 1961 final poll which had 20), 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.


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