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1975 NCAA Division I football rankings

Two human polls comprised the 1975 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I football rankings. Unlike most sports, college football's governing body, the NCAA, does not bestow a national championship, instead that title is bestowed by one or more different polling agencies. There are two main weekly polls that begin in the preseason—the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll.

Contents

LegendEdit

  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
  National champion
(#–#)
  Win–loss record
(Italics)
  Number of first place votes
т
Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

AP PollEdit

Preseason
Aug[1]
Week 1
Sep 8[2]
Week 2
Sep 15[3]
Week 3
Sep 22[4]
Week 4
Sep 29[5]
Week 5
Oct 6[6]
Week 6
Oct 13[7]
Week 7
Oct 20[8]
Week 8
Oct 27[9]
Week 9
Nov 3[10]
Week 10
Nov 10[11]
Week 11
Nov 17[12]
Week 12
Nov 24[13]
Week 13
Dec 1[14]
Week 14 (Final)
Jan 2[15]
1.Oklahoma (54)Oklahoma (0–0) (51)Oklahoma (1–0) (53)Oklahoma (2–0) (56)Oklahoma (3–0) (30)Ohio State (4–0) (47)Ohio State (5–0) (42)Ohio State (6–0) (51)Ohio State (7–0) (50)Ohio State (8–0) (38)Ohio State (9–0) (49)Ohio State (10–0) (46)Ohio State (11–0) (56)Ohio State (11–0) (50)Oklahoma (11–1) (54 ½)1.
2.Alabama (1)Michigan (0–0) (1)Michigan (1–0) (2)Ohio State (2–0) (3)Ohio State (3–0) (26)Oklahoma (4–0) (14)Oklahoma (5–0) (12)Oklahoma (6–0) (8)Oklahoma (7–0) (8)Oklahoma (8–0) (19)Nebraska (9–0) (8)Nebraska (10–0) (11)Texas A&M (9–0) (1)Texas A&M (10–0) (7)Arizona State (12–0) (5)2.
3.Michigan (1)Ohio State (0–0) (3)Ohio State (1–0) (2)USC (2–0) (1)USC (3–0) (1)USC (4–0) (1)USC (5–0) (1)USC (6–0)Nebraska (7–0) (2)Nebraska (8–0) (6)Texas A&M (8–0) (1)Texas A&M (9–0) (1)Oklahoma (10–1) (2)Oklahoma (10–1) (1)Alabama (11–1) (3 ½)3.
4.Ohio State (3)USC (0–0)USC (1–0)Nebraska (2–0)Nebraska (3–0)Nebraska (4–0)Nebraska (5–0)Nebraska (6–0)USC (7–0) (1)Texas A&M (7–0)Michigan (7–0–2)Michigan (8–0–2)Alabama (9–1)Alabama (10–1)Ohio State (11–1)4.
5.USCMissouri (1–0) (1)Missouri (1–0)Missouri (2–0)Missouri (3–0)Texas (4–0)Texas A&M (5–0)Texas A&M (6–0)Texas A&M (7–0)Alabama (7–1)Alabama (8–1)Alabama (9–1)Texas (9–1)Michigan (8–1–2)UCLA (9–2–1)5.
6.Penn State (1)Nebraska (0–0)Nebraska (1–0)Texas (2–0)Texas A&M (3–0) (1)Texas A&M (4–0)Alabama (4–1)Alabama (5–1)Alabama (6–1)Michigan (6–0–2)Oklahoma (8–1)Texas (9–1)Michigan (8–1–2)Nebraska (10–1)Texas (10–2)6.
7.NebraskaAuburn (0–0)Penn State (2–0)Notre Dame (2–0)Texas (3–0)Alabama (3–1)Michigan (3–0–2)Michigan (4–0–2)Michigan (5–0–2)Texas (7–1)Texas (8–1)Oklahoma (9–1)Nebraska (10–1)Arizona State (11–0)Arkansas (10–2)7.
8.AuburnTexas A&M (0–0)Texas (1–0)Texas A&M (2–0)Notre Dame (3–0)Michigan (2–0–2)Texas (4–1)Texas (5–1)Texas (6–1)Penn State (8–1)Arizona State (9–0)Arizona State (10–0)Arizona State (10–0)Penn State (9–2)Michigan (8–2–2)8.
9.Texas A&MNotre Dame (0–0)Notre Dame (1–0)Michigan (1–0–1)Alabama (2–1)Penn State (4–1)Penn State (5–1)Penn State (6–1)Penn State (7–1)USC (7–1)Notre Dame (7–2)Colorado (8–2)Colorado (9–2)Texas (9–2)Nebraska (10–2)9.
10.Notre DamePenn State (1–0)Tennessee (1–0)UCLA (2–0)Penn State (3–1)West Virginia (4–0)Missouri (4–1)Colorado (5–1)Arizona State (7–0)Arizona State (8–0)Colorado (7–2)Penn State (8–2)Penn State (9–2)Colorado (9–3)Penn State (9–3)10.
11.TexasMichigan State (0–0)Texas A&M (1–0)Alabama (1–1)West Virginia (3–0)Arizona State (4–0)Arizona State (5–0)Arizona State (6–0)Florida (6–1)Florida (7–1)Penn State (8–2)Arizona (8–1)California (8–3)UCLA (8–2–1)Texas A&M (10–2)11.
12.Michigan StateTexas (0–0)UCLA (1–0)Penn State (2–1)Michigan (1–0–2)Missouri (3–1)Colorado (4–1)Florida (5–1)Missouri (5–2)Notre Dame (6–2)Arizona (7–1)Florida (8–2)Arizona (9–1)Georgia (9–2)Miami (OH) (11–1)12.
13.NC StateAlabama (0–1)Florida (1–0)Arizona State (2–0)UCLA (2–0–1)Colorado (3–1)Arizona (4–0)Arizona (5–0)UCLA (5–1–1)San Diego State (8–0)USC (7–2)California (7–3)Florida (8–2)Florida (9–2)Maryland (9–2–1)13.
14.UCLAMaryland (1–0)Alabama (0–1)West Virginia (2–0)Arizona State (3–0)Oklahoma State (4–0)Florida (4–1)Notre Dame (5–1)Maryland (5–1–1)Colorado (6–2)Florida (7–2)UCLA (7–2–1)UCLA (7–2–1)California (8–3)California (8–3)14.
15.FloridaNC State (1–0)Pittsburgh (1–0)Arizona (1–0)Oklahoma State (3–0)Michigan State (3–1) тNotre Dame (4–1)Missouri (4–2)Notre Dame (5–2)Arizona (6–1)California (6–3)Georgia (8–2)Georgia (8–2)Arizona (9–2)Pittsburgh (8–4)15.
16.ArizonaUCLA (0–0)Arkansas (1–0)Tennessee (1–1)Tennessee (2–1)Notre Dame (3–1) тTennessee (3–1)Michigan State (4–2)Colorado (5–2)Maryland (5–2–1)Miami (OH) (8–1)Miami (OH) (9–1)Miami (OH) (10–1)Miami (OH) (10–1)Colorado (9–3)16.
17.MarylandArizona (0–0)Arizona (0–0)Oklahoma State (2–0)Arizona (2–0)Arizona (3–0)Michigan State (3–2)Pittsburgh (5–1)Arizona (5–1)Miami (OH) (7–1)Kansas (6–3)Pittsburgh (7–3)Maryland (8–2–1)Maryland (8–2–1)USC (8–4)17.
18.TennesseePittsburgh (1–0)Arizona State (1–0)Stanford (0–1–1)Baylor (1–0–2)Florida (3–1)UCLA (3–1–1)Maryland (5–1–1)San Diego State (7–0)California (5–3)Missouri (6–3)Missouri (6–4)Kansas (7–4)Arkansas (8–2)Arizona (9–2)18.
19.ArkansasFlorida (0–0)Miami (OH) (1–0)Florida (1–1)Colorado (3–0)Tennessee (2–1)Maryland (4–1–1)UCLA (4–1–1)Miami (OH) (6–1) тMissouri (5–3)UCLA (6–2–1)Arkansas (7–2)Arkansas (8–2)Kansas (7–4)Georgia (9–3)19.
20.StanfordTennessee (0–0)West Virginia (1–0)Maryland (2–1)Florida (2–1)Miami (OH) (3–1)Arkansas (4–1)South Carolina (5–1)Oklahoma State (5–2) тPittsburgh (6–2)Georgia (7–2)Maryland (7–2–1)San Jose State (9–1)Pittsburgh (7–4)West Virginia (9–3)20.
Preseason
Aug[1]
Week 1
Sep 8[2]
Week 2
Sep 15[3]
Week 3
Sep 22[4]
Week 4
Sep 29[5]
Week 5
Oct 6[6]
Week 6
Oct 13[7]
Week 7
Oct 20[8]
Week 8
Oct 27[9]
Week 9
Nov 3[10]
Week 10
Nov 10[11]
Week 11
Nov 17[12]
Week 12
Nov 24[13]
Week 13
Dec 1[14]
Week 14 (Final)
Jan 2[15]
Dropped:
  • Arkansas
  • Stanford
Dropped:
  • Auburn
  • Maryland
  • Michigan State
  • NC State
Dropped:
  • Arkansas
  • Miami (OH)
  • Pittsburgh
Dropped:
  • Maryland
  • Stanford
Dropped:
  • Baylor
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • Miami (OH)
  • Oklahoma State
  • West Virginia
Dropped:
  • Arkansas
  • Tennessee
Dropped:
  • Michigan State
  • Pittsburgh
  • South Carolina
Dropped:
  • Oklahoma State
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • Maryland
  • Pittsburgh
  • San Diego State
Dropped:
  • Kansas
  • Notre Dame
  • USC
Dropped:
  • Missouri
  • Pittsburgh
Dropped:
  • San Jose State
Dropped:
  • Florida
  • Kansas

Final Coaches' pollEdit

For the second year, the final UPI Coaches Poll was released after the bowl games, on January 2, 1976.[16]
Oklahoma received 21 of the 36 first-place votes; Alabama received seven, Arizona State five, and Ohio State three.[17]

Ranking Team Conference Bowl
1 Oklahoma Big Eight Won Orange, 14–6
2 Arizona State WAC Won Fiesta, 17–14
3 Alabama SEC Won Sugar, 13–6
4 Ohio State Big Ten Lost Rose, 10–23
5 UCLA Pac-8 Won Rose, 23–10
6 Arkansas Southwest Won Cotton, 31–10
7 Texas Southwest Won Bluebonnet, 38–21
8 Michigan Big Ten Lost Orange, 6–14
9 Nebraska Big Eight Lost Fiesta, 14–17
10 Penn State Independent Lost Sugar, 6–13
11 Maryland ACC Won Gator, 13–0
12 Texas A&M Southwest Lost Liberty, 0–20
13 Arizona WAC none
Pittsburgh Independent Won Sun, 33–19
15 California Pac-8 none
16 Miami (OH) Mid-American Won Tangerine, 20–7
17 Notre Dame Independent none
West Virginia Independent Won Peach, 13–10
19 Georgia SEC Lost Cotton, 10–31
USC Pac-8 Won Liberty, 20–0

Source:[16][18]

In the preceding poll in early December, Ohio State was first, followed by Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Michigan.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1975 Preseason AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "September 8, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "September 15, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "September 22, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "September 29, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  6. ^ "October 6, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "October 13, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "October 20, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  9. ^ "October 27, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  10. ^ "November 3, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  11. ^ "November 10, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  12. ^ "November 17, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  13. ^ "November 24, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  14. ^ "December 1, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  15. ^ "1975 Final AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  16. ^ a b "Sooners pass, too". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). UPI. January 3, 1976. p. 7.
  17. ^ "Most agree: Oklahoma the champ". St. Petersburg Times. (Florida). AP, UPI. January 3, 1976. p. 1C.
  18. ^ http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~dwilson/rfsc/history/CoachPolls.txt
  19. ^ "UPI Top 20". St. Petersburg Times. (Florida). UPI. December 3, 1975. p. 2C.