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1984 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Two human polls comprised the 1984 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I-A 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
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  Not ranked previous week
  National champion
(#–#)
  Win–loss record
(Italics)
  Number of first place votes
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Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

AP PollEdit

Preseason
Aug[1]
Week 1
Sep 4[2]
Week 2
Sep 11[2]
Week 3
Sep 18[2]
Week 4
Sep 25[2]
Week 5
Oct 2[2]
Week 6
Oct 9[2]
Week 7
Oct 16[2]
Week 8
Oct 23[2]
Week 9
Oct 30[2]
Week 10
Nov 6[2]
Week 11
Nov 13[2]
Week 12
Nov 20[2]
Week 13
Nov 27[2]
Week 14
Dec 4[2]
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 2[3]
1.Auburn (30)Miami (FL) (2–0) (36)Nebraska (1–0) (35)Nebraska (2–0) (37)Nebraska (3–0) (52)Texas (2–0) (51)Texas (3–0) (55)Washington (6–0) (37)Washington (7–0) (45)Washington (8–0) (50)Washington (9–0)Nebraska (9–1) (37)BYU (11–0) (40)BYU (12–0) (34)BYU (12–0) (33)BYU (13–0) (38)1.
2.Nebraska (5)Nebraska (0–0) (7)Clemson (2–0) (15)Clemson (2–0) (15)Texas (1–0) (2)Ohio State (4–0) (5)Washington (5–0) (1)Oklahoma (4–0–1) (10)Oklahoma (5–0–1) (7)Texas (5–0–1) (3)Nebraska (8–1)South Carolina (9–0) (11)Oklahoma (8–1–1) (7)Oklahoma (9–1–1) (18)Oklahoma (9–1–1) (16)Washington (11–1) (16)2.
3.Pittsburgh (2)Clemson (1–0) (2)Michigan (1–0) (3)Texas (1–0) (4)Ohio State (3–0) (2)Washington (4–0) (1)Oklahoma (4–0) (1)Texas (3–0–1) (4)Texas (4–0–1) (3)Nebraska (7–1) (3)Texas (6–0–1)BYU (10–0) (11)Oklahoma State (9–1) (3)Florida (8–1–1) (5)Florida (9–1–1) (6)Florida (9–1–1) (6)3.
4.Clemson (11)UCLA (0–0) (6)Texas (0–0) (1)Miami (FL) (3–1) (1)Penn State (3–0)Boston College (3–0) (2)Boston College (3–0) (2)Boston College (4–0) (6)Nebraska (6–1)BYU (8–0) (4)BYU (9–0)Oklahoma State (8–1)Florida (8–1–1) (7)Washington (10–1) (1)Washington (10–1) (1)Nebraska (10–2)4.
5.UCLA (5)Texas (0–0)Iowa (1–0) (2) тOhio State (2–0)Boston College (3–0)Oklahoma (4–0) (1)BYU (5–0)Nebraska (5–1)BYU (7–0) (3)South Carolina (7–0)South Carolina (8–0)Florida (7–1–1)Washington (10–1) (1)Nebraska (9–2)Nebraska (9–2)Boston College (10–2)5.
6.TexasOhio State (0–0)Miami (FL) (2–1) (1) тBYU (3–0)Washington (3–0)Florida State (4–0)Nebraska (4–1)SMU (4–0) (1)Ohio State (6–1)Miami (FL) (7–2)Miami (FL) (8–2)Oklahoma (7–1–1)Texas (7–1–1)Ohio State (9–2)Ohio State (9–2)Oklahoma (9–2–1)6.
7.Ohio StateNotre Dame (0–0) (1)UCLA (1–0) (2)Penn State (2–0)Oklahoma (3–0)BYU (4–0)SMU (3–0)BYU (6–0)LSU (5–0–1) (1)Oklahoma State (6–1)Oklahoma State (7–1)USC (8–1)Nebraska (9–2)South Carolina (10–1)South Carolina (10–1)Oklahoma State (10–2)7.
8.Notre Dame (1)Auburn (0–1)BYU (2–0) (1)UCLA (2–0) (2)BYU (4–0)Nebraska (3–1)Ohio State (4–1)Ohio State (5–1)Miami (FL) (7–2)Georgia (6–1)Georgia (7–1)Washington (9–1)Ohio State (9–2)Boston College (8–2)Boston College (9–2)SMU (10–2)8.
9.Alabama (1)Alabama (0–0) (1)Ohio State (1–0)Washington (2–0)Florida State (3–0)Oklahoma State (4–0)Florida State (4–0–1)Miami (FL) (6–2)South Carolina (6–0)Boston College (5–1)Oklahoma (6–1–1)LSU (7–1–1)South Carolina (9–1)Oklahoma State (9–2)Oklahoma State (9–2)UCLA (9–3)9.
10.Miami (FL) (1)Iowa (0–0) (1)Boston College (2–0)Boston College (2–0)Oklahoma State (3–0)SMU (3–0)Miami (FL) (5–2)LSU (4–0–1)Oklahoma State (5–1)Oklahoma (5–1–1)Florida (6–1–1)Texas (6–1–1)Boston College (7–2)SMU (8–2)SMU (9–2)USC (9–3)10.
11.Penn StatePenn State (0–0)Auburn (0–1)Oklahoma (2–0)SMU (2–0)Penn State (3–1)Penn State (4–1)South Carolina (5–0)Boston College (4–1)Auburn (6–2)Florida State (6–1–1)Ohio State (8–2)SMU (7–2)Auburn (8–3)LSU (8–2–1)South Carolina (10–2)11.
12.Iowa (1)Arizona State (0–0)Penn State (1–0)Oklahoma State (2–0)Georgia (2–0)Georgia Tech (3–0)LSU (3–0–1)Oklahoma State (4–1)Auburn (5–2)West Virginia (7–1)LSU (6–1–1)TCU (8–1)Miami (FL) (8–3)Florida State (7–2–1)Maryland (8–3)Maryland (9–3)12.
13.Arizona State (2)BYU (1–0)Oklahoma State (1–0)SMU (1–0)Clemson (2–1)Michigan (3–1)Oklahoma State (4–1)Auburn (4–2)Georgia (5–1)Florida (5–1–1)Ohio State (7–2)Boston College (6–2)Auburn (8–3)Texas (7–2–1)Miami (FL) (8–4)Ohio State (9–3)13.
14.Michigan (1)Michigan (0–0) (1)SMU (0–0)Iowa (1–1)Michigan (2–1)Miami (FL) (4–2)Purdue (4–1)Georgia (4–1)SMU (4–1)Florida State (5–1–1)USC (7–1)Miami (FL) (8–3)USC (8–2)LSU (8–2–1)UCLA (8–3)Auburn (9–4)14.
15.SMUSMU (0–0)Oklahoma (1–0)Florida State (2–0)USC (2–0)LSU (3–0–1)Georgia (3–1)Florida State (4–1–1)Florida State (5–1–1)LSU (5–1–1)TCU (7–1)Georgia (7–2)Florida State (7–2–1)Maryland (8–3)Florida State (7–3–1)LSU (8–3–1)15.
16.OklahomaOklahoma (0–0)Washington (1–0)Michigan (1–1)Miami (FL) (3–2)Notre Dame (3–1)Auburn (3–2)Kentucky (5–0)Florida (5–1–1)Ohio State (6–2)Boston College (5–2)SMU (6–2)LSU (7–2–1)Miami (FL) (8–4)Auburn (8–3)Iowa (8–4–1)16.
17.FloridaPittsburgh (0–1)Pittsburgh (0–1)USC (1–0)UCLA (2–1)UCLA (3–1)South Carolina (4–0)Florida (4–1–1)Iowa (5–2)Iowa (6–2)SMU (5–2)Florida State (6–2–1)TCU (8–2)UCLA (8–3)Notre Dame (7–4)Florida State (7–3–2)17.
18.WashingtonBoston College (1–0)Florida State (1–0)West Virginia (3–0)Georgia Tech (2–0)Auburn (2–2)Florida (3–1–1)Iowa (4–2)West Virginia (6–1)USC (6–1)Iowa (6–2–1)Auburn (7–3)Maryland (7–3)Georgia (7–3)USC (8–3)Miami (FL) (8–5)18.
19.Boston CollegeWashington (0–0)Alabama (0–1)Auburn (0–2)Notre Dame (2–1)Vanderbilt (4–0)Kentucky (4–0)Penn State (4–2)Penn State (5–2)SMU (4–2)West Virginia (7–2)Virginia (7–1–1)UCLA (8–3)Notre Dame (7–4)Texas (7–3–1)Kentucky (9–3)19.
20.Florida StateFlorida State (1–0)USC (1–0)Georgia (1–0)Auburn (1–2)Georgia (2–1)Georgia Tech (3–1)West Virginia (5–1)USC (5–1)TCU (6–1)Auburn (6–3)Clemson (7–2)Georgia (7–3)USC (8–3)Wisconsin (7–3–1)Virginia (8–2–2)20.
Preseason
Aug[1]
Week 1
Sep 4[2]
Week 2
Sep 11[2]
Week 3
Sep 18[2]
Week 4
Sep 25[2]
Week 5
Oct 2[2]
Week 6
Oct 9[2]
Week 7
Oct 16[2]
Week 8
Oct 23[2]
Week 9
Oct 30[2]
Week 10
Nov 6[2]
Week 11
Nov 13[2]
Week 12
Nov 20[2]
Week 13
Nov 27[2]
Week 14
Dec 4[2]
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 2[3]
Dropped:
  • Florida
Dropped:
  • Notre Dame
  • Arizona State
Dropped:
  • Pittsburgh
  • Alabama
Dropped:
  • Iowa
  • West Virginia
Dropped:
  • Clemson
  • USC
Dropped:
  • Michigan
  • Notre Dame
  • UCLA
  • Vanderbilt
Dropped:
  • Purdue
  • Georgia Tech
Dropped:
  • Kentucky
Dropped:
  • Penn State
NoneDropped:
  • Iowa
  • West Virginia
Dropped:
  • Virginia
  • Clemson
Dropped:
  • TCU
Dropped:
  • Georgia
Dropped:
  • Notre Dame
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin

Coaches' PollEdit

Preseason
Aug 26[4]
Week 1
Sep 4[5]
Week 2
Sep 11[6]
Week 3
Sep 18[7]
Week 4
Sep 25[8]
Week 5
Oct 2[9]
Week 6
Oct 9[10]
Week 7
Oct 16[11]
Week 8
Oct 23[12]
Week 9
Oct 30[13]
Week 10
Nov 6[14]
Week 11
Nov 13[15]
Week 12
Nov 20[16]
Week 13
Nov 27[17]
Week 14
Dec 4[18]
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 2[19]
1.Auburn (32)Miami (FL) (2–0) (30)Nebraska (1–0) (32)Nebraska (2–0) (34)Nebraska (3–0) (39)Texas (2–0) (34)Texas (3–0) (34)Washington (6–0) (24)Washington (7–0) (30)Washington (8–0) (24)Washington (9–0) (30)Nebraska (9–1) (19)BYU (11–0) (30)BYU (12–0) (21)BYU (12–0) (24)BYU (13–0)1.
2.Nebraska (1)Nebraska (0–0) (4)Michigan (1–0) (4)Texas (1–0) (4)Texas (1–0)Ohio State (4–0) (1)Oklahoma (4–0) (1)Oklahoma (4–0–1) (3)Texas (4–0–1) (7)Texas (5–0–1)Texas (6–0–1) (6)South Carolina (9–0) (9)Oklahoma State (9–1) (2)Oklahoma (9–1–1) (10)Oklahoma (9–1–1) (8)Washington (11–1)2.
3.Texas (4)Texas (0–0)Texas (0–0) (2)Oklahoma (2–0)Ohio State (3–0)Oklahoma (4–0) (1)Washington (5–0) (3)Texas (3–0–1) (9)Oklahoma (5–0–1) (2)BYU (8–0) (5)Nebraska (8–1) (2)BYU (10–0) (12)Oklahoma (8–1–1) (2)Washington (10–1) (1)Washington (10–1) (1)Nebraska (10–2)3.
4.Miami (FL) (1)UCLA (0–0)Clemson (2–0)BYU (3–0)Oklahoma (3–0)Washington (4–0) (3)Boston College (3–0) (1)Boston College (4–0) (2)BYU (7–0) (1)Nebraska (7–1) (2)BYU (9–0) (4)Oklahoma State (8–1)Texas (7–1–1) (3)Nebraska (9–2)Nebraska (9–2)Boston College (10–2)4.
5.UCLA (1)Clemson (1–0)Iowa (1–0)Penn State (2–0)Washington (3–0)Boston College (3–0) (1)BYU (5–0)BYU (6–0) (1)Nebraska (6–1)South Carolina (7–0)South Carolina (8–0)Washington (9–1)Washington (10–1) (1)Ohio State (9–2)Ohio State (9–2)Oklahoma State (10–2)5.
6.Penn StateAuburn (0–1)BYU (2–0) (1)Ohio State (2–0)Penn State (3–0)BYU (4–0)Nebraska (4–1)Nebraska (5–1)LSU (5–0–1) (1)Miami (FL) (7–2)Miami (FL) (8–2)Oklahoma (7–1–1)Ohio State (9–2)South Carolina (10–1)Florida (9–1–1) (2)Oklahoma (9–2–1)6.
7.Pittsburgh (1)Penn State (0–0)UCLA (1–0)Boston College (2–0)Boston College (3–0) (1)Florida State (4–0)SMU (3–0)SMU (4–0)Ohio State (6–1) (1)Boston College (5–1)Oklahoma State (7–1)USC (8–1)Florida (8–1–1) (2)Florida (8–1–1) (1)South Carolina (10–1)Florida (9–1–1)7.
8.ClemsonOhio State (0–0)Miami (FL) (2–1)Washington (2–0)BYU (4–0)Oklahoma State (4–0)Florida State (4–0–1)Ohio State (5–1) (1)South Carolina (6–0)Georgia (6–1)Georgia (7–1)Florida (7–1–1)Nebraska (9–2)Boston College (9–2)Boston College (9–2)SMU (10–2)8.
9.Ohio StateMichigan (0–0)Boston College (2–0)Miami (FL) (3–1)Florida State (3–0)Nebraska (3–1)Ohio State (4–1)LSU (4–0–1)Miami (FL) (7–2)West Virginia (7–1)Oklahoma (6–1–1)Texas (6–1–1)South Carolina (9–1)Oklahoma State (9–2)Oklahoma State (9–2)USC (9–3)9.
10.MichiganOklahoma (0–0)Auburn (0–1)UCLA (2–0)Georgia (2–0)SMU (3–0)LSU (3–0–1)Miami (FL) (6–2)Boston College (4–1)Oklahoma State (6–1)Florida State (6–1–1)TCU (8–1)Boston College (7–2)SMU (8–2)SMU (9–2)UCLA (9–3)10.
11.OklahomaAlabama (0–0)Ohio State (1–0)Oklahoma State (2–0)Oklahoma State (3–0)Michigan (3–1)Miami (FL) (5–2)South Carolina (5–0)Oklahoma State (5–1)Auburn (6–2)Florida (6–1–1)Ohio State (8–2)Auburn (8–3)Auburn (8–3)Maryland (8–3)Maryland (9–3)11.
12.AlabamaBYU (1–0)Oklahoma (1–0)SMU (1–0)SMU (2–0)Georgia Tech (3–0)Penn State (4–1)Oklahoma State (4–1)Georgia (5–1)Oklahoma (5–1–1)USC (7–1)LSU (7–1–1)Miami (FL) (8–3) тTexas (7–2–1)LSU (8–2–1)Ohio State (9–3)12.
13.Arizona StateArizona State (0–0)Penn State (1–0)Florida State (2–0)Michigan (2–1)LSU (3–0–1)Oklahoma State (4–1)Auburn (4–2)Auburn (5–2)Iowa (6–2)Ohio State (7–2)Boston College (6–2)USC (8–2) тFlorida State (7–2–1)Miami (FL) 8–4South Carolina (10–2)13.
14.IowaIowa (0–0)Oklahoma State (1–0)Michigan (1–1)USC (2–0)Penn State (3–1)South Carolina (4–0)Georgia (4–1)West Virginia (6–1)Florida State (5–1–1)TCU (7–1)Virginia (7–1–1)SMU (7–2)Maryland (8–3)USC (8–3)Auburn (9–4)14.
15.Notre Dame (1)Notre Dame (0–0)SMU (0–0)Iowa (1–1)UCLA (2–1)Notre Dame (3–1)Georgia (3–1)Kentucky (5–0)Florida State (5–1–1)Florida (5–1–1)LSU (6–1–1)SMU (6–2)Florida State (7–2–1)LSU (8–2–1)UCLA (8–3)Iowa (8–4–1)15.
16.SMUBoston College (1–0)Washington (1–0)USC (1–0)Miami (FL) (3–2)Miami (FL) (4–2)Auburn (3–2)Florida State (4–1–1)SMU (4–1)USC (6–1)Boston College (5–2)Georgia (7–2)TCU (8–2)Miami (8–4)Florida State (7–3–1)LSU (8–3–1)16.
17.WashingtonSMU (0–0)Florida State (1–0)Georgia (1–0)Notre Dame (2–1)Vanderbilt (4–0)Purdue (4–1)Iowa (4–2)Iowa (5–2)LSU (5–1–1)Iowa (6–2–1)Miami (FL) (8–3)Virginia (7–1–2)USC (8–3)Wisconsin (7–3–1)Virginia (8–2–2)17.
18.FloridaWashington (0–0)USC (1–0)West Virginia (3–0)LSU (2–0–1)Auburn (2–2)Florida (3–1–1)Florida (4–1–1)Florida (5–1–1)Ohio State (6–2)West Virginia (7–2)Florida State (6–2–1)LSU (7–2–1)UCLA (8–3)Notre Dame (7–4)West Virginia (8–4)18.
19.GeorgiaFlorida State (1–0)Georgia (1–0)Tennessee (2–0)Auburn (1–2)Georgia (2–1)Iowa (3–2)West Virginia (5–1)USC (5–1)TCU (6–1)Virginia (6–1–1)Auburn (7–3)Maryland (7–3)Wisconsin (7–3–1)Auburn (8–4)Kentucky (9–3) т19.
20.Boston CollegePittsburgh (0–1)Alabama (0–1)Auburn (0–2)Iowa (1–2)South Carolina (3–0) т
Iowa (2–2) т
Kentucky (4–0)Michigan (4–2)Penn State (5–2)SMU (5–2)Penn State (6–3)Wisconsin (7–3–1)Notre Dame (7–4)Texas (7–3–1)Florida State (7–3–2) т20.
Preseason
Aug 26[4]
Week 1
Sep 4[5]
Week 2
Sep 11[6]
Week 3
Sep 18[7]
Week 4
Sep 25[8]
Week 5
Oct 2[9]
Week 6
Oct 9[10]
Week 7
Oct 16[11]
Week 8
Oct 23[12]
Week 9
Oct 30[13]
Week 10
Nov 6[14]
Week 11
Nov 13[15]
Week 12
Nov 20[16]
Week 13
Nov 27[17]
Week 14
Dec 4[18]
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 2[19]
Dropped:
  • Florida
  • Georgia
Dropped:
  • Arizona State
  • Notre Dame
  • Pittsburgh
Dropped:
  • Clemson
  • Alabama
Dropped:
  • West Virginia
  • Tennessee
Dropped:
  • USC
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • Michigan
  • Georgia Tech
  • Notre Dame
  • Vanderbilt
Dropped:
  • Penn State
  • Purdue
Dropped:
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
Dropped:
  • SMU
  • Penn State
Dropped:
  • Auburn
Dropped:
  • Iowa
Dropped:
  • Georgia
  • Penn State
Dropped:
  • TCU
  • Virginia
NoneDropped:
  • Miami (FL)
  • Wisconsin
  • Notre Dame
  • Texas

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