1976 NCAA Division II football rankings

The 1976 NCAA Division II football rankings are from the Associated Press. This is for the 1976 NCAA Division II football season.

LegendEdit

  Increase in ranking
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  Not ranked previous week
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  Win–loss record
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  Number of first place votes
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Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

Associated Press pollEdit

Week 1
Sept 22[1]
Week 2
Sept 29[2]
Week 3
Oct 6[3]
Week 4
Oct 13[4]
Week 5
Oct 20[5]
Week 6
Oct 27[6]
Week 7
Nov 3[7]
Week 8
Nov 10[8]
Week 9
Nov 17[9]
1.Northern Michigan (3–0)Northern Michigan (4–0)Northern Michigan (5–0)Northern Michigan (6–0)Northern Michigan (7–0)Northern Michigan (8–0)Northern Michigan (9–0)Northern Michigan (10–0)Montana State (9–1)1.
2.Alcorn State (2–0)Alcorn State (3–0)UNLV (4–0)Delaware (4–1)Southern (6–0)Alcorn State (5–1)Alcorn State (6–1)Alcorn State (7–1)Northern Michigan (10–1)2.
3.Montana State (2–0)Tennessee State (4–0)Western Illinois (4–0)Southern (5–0)Alcorn State (4–1)Akron (6–1)Montana State (7–1)Montana State (8–1)Akron (8–2)3.
4.New Hampshire (2–0)UNLV (3–0)Delaware (3–1)Alcorn State (4–1)Delaware (4–1–1)Montana State (6–1) тTennessee State (7–1)Delaware (6–2–1)Delaware (7–2–1)4.
5.Tennessee State (2–0)Western Illinois (3–0)Troy State (4–0–1)Akron (4–1) тAkron (5–1) тSouthern (6–1) тDelaware (5–2–1)Akron (7–2)Eastern Kentucky (7–2)5.
6.Western Carolina (3–0)Lehigh (3–0)Southern (4–0)UNLV (4–1) тUNLV (5–1) тTennessee Tech (6–1)Northern Arizona (6–1)South Carolina State (8–1)Troy State (8–1–1)6.
7.Delta State (2–0)Jacksonville State (3–0)Alcorn State (3–1) тTennessee State (5–1)Montana State (5–1)Tennessee State (6–1)Western Illinois (7–1)Eastern Kentucky (7–2)UNLV (8–2)7.
8.UMass (2–0) [note 1]Western Kentucky (2–0–1)Eastern Illinois (4–0) тMontana State (4–1)Eastern Kentucky (5–1)Delaware (4–2–1)Akron (6–2) тTroy State (7–1–1)Alcorn State (7–2) т8.
9.UNLV (2–0) [note 2]Troy State (3–0–1)Lehigh (3–1)Eastern Kentucky (5–1) тTennessee Tech (5–1)Western Illinois (6–1)South Carolina State (7–1) тUNLV (7–2)South Carolina State (9–1) т9.
10.North Carolina A&T (2–0) тCal State Northridge (3–0) т [note 3]Santa Clara (4–0)Western Illinois (4–1) тTennessee State (5–1) тNorthern Arizona (5–1)Troy State (6–1–1)Western Illinois (7–2)New Hampshire (8–2) т10.
11.Western Illinois (2–0) тEastern Illinois (3–0) т  Western Illinois (5–1) т   North Dakota State (8–2) т11.
Week 1
Sept 22[1]
Week 2
Sept 29[2]
Week 3
Oct 6[3]
Week 4
Oct 13[4]
Week 5
Oct 20[5]
Week 6
Oct 27[6]
Week 7
Nov 3[7]
Week 8
Nov 10[8]
Week 9
Nov 17[9]
Dropped:
  • 3 Montana State
  • 4 New Hampshire
  • 6 Western Carolina
  • 7 Delta State
  • 8 UMass
  • 10 North Carolina A&T
Dropped:
  • 3 Tennessee State
  • 7 Jacksonville State
  • 8 Western Kentucky
  • 10 Cal State Northridge
Dropped:
  • 5 Troy State
  • 8 Eastern Illinois
  • 9 Lehigh
  • 10 Santa Clara
NoneDropped:
  • 6 UNLV
  • 8 Eastern Kentucky
Dropped:
  • 5 Southern
  • 6 Tennessee Tech
Dropped:
  • 4 Tennessee State
  • 6 Northern Arizona
Dropped:
10 Western Illinois

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In the actual printed polls, UMass was listed as Massachusetts
  2. ^ In the actual printed polls, UNLV was listed as Nevada Las Vegas
  3. ^ In the actual printed polls, Cal State Northridge was listed as Northridge State

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NCAA Division II Poll". The Ithaca Journal. Ithaca, New York. September 22, 1976. p. 16. Retrieved May 29, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ "AP Division II poll". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, Kentucky. September 30, 1976. p. C2. Retrieved May 29, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Division II Poll". The Lawton Constitution. Lawton, Oklahoma. October 6, 1976. p. 15. Retrieved May 29, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "AP NCAA Division II Poll". The Pantagraph. Bloomington, Illinois. October 14, 1976. p. B-3. Retrieved May 29, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "NCAA Division II Poll". News-Press. Fort Myers, Florida. October 20, 1976. p. 2C. Retrieved May 29, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "NCAA Division II Poll". The Jackson Sun. Jackson, Tennessee. October 28, 1976. p. 4-B. Retrieved May 29, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Division II Poll". The Jackson Sun. Jackson, Tennessee. November 3, 1976. p. 6-B. Retrieved May 29, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "NCAA Division II". The Daily Times. Salisbury, Maryland. November 11, 1976. p. 28. Retrieved May 29, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "NCAA Division II poll". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, Kentucky. November 17, 1976. p. D3. Retrieved May 29, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.