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1997 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L Points Last Week
1 < 1 Michigan (51.5) Big Ten 12-0 1731.5 W 21-16 N #8 Washington State (Rose)
2 < 2 Nebraska (18.5) Big 12 13-0 1698.5  
3 < 4 Florida State ACC 11-1 1599  
4 < 6 Florida SEC 10-2 1455  
5 < 5 UCLA Pac-10 10-2 1413  
6 < 7 North Carolina ACC 11-1 1397  
7 < 3 Tennessee SEC 11-2 1320  
8 < 10 Kansas State Big 12 11-1 1302  
9 < 8 Washington State Pac-10 10-2 1259 L 21-16 N #0 Michigan (Rose)
10 < 12 Georgia SEC 10-2 1121  
11 < 13 Auburn SEC 10-3 1025  
12 < 9 Ohio State Big Ten 10-3 975  
13 < 15 LSU SEC 9-3 856  
14 < 16 Arizona State Pac-10 8-3 773  
15 < 17 Purdue Big Ten 9-3 715  
16 < 11 Penn State Big Ten 9-3 706  
17 < 18 Colorado State WAC 11-2 673 W 35-24 N #0 Missouri (Holiday)
18 < 21 Washington Pac-10 8-4 617  
19 < 22 Southern Miss C-USA 9-3 490 W 41-7 N #0 Pittsburgh (Liberty)
20 < 20 Texas A&M Big 12 9-4 421  
21 < 14 Syracuse Big East 9-4 331  
22 < NR Mississippi SEC 8-4 255  
23 < 19 Missouri Big 12 7-5 175  
24 < 24 Oklahoma State Big 12 8-4 72 L 33-20 N #0 Purdue (Alamo)
25 < NR Georgia Tech ACC 7-5 64  
NR < 23 Air Force WAC 0  
NR < 25 Michigan State Big Ten 0  

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Arizona 59, Oregon 50, Air Force 37, Marshall 33, Virginia 31, Clemson 27, Louisiana Tech 20, Mississippi State 15, Michigan State 9, Wisconsin 8, New Mexico 6, Cincinnati 5, Notre Dame 3, Iowa 2, Virginia Tech 1

CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 11.2 6032
Big 12 5 15.4 3668.5
Big Ten 4 11.0 4127.5
Pac-10 4 11.5 4062
ACC 3 11.3 3060
WAC 1 17.0 673
C-USA 1 19.0 490
Big East 1 21.0 331

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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  • 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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