United Press International Final Season Polls

1970 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 12-08-1970

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Tulane (LA) 8-4-0
Mississippi 7-4-0
1 Texas 10-0-0 10-1-0
10 Stanford (CA) 8-3-0 9-3-0
11 Air Force (CO) 9-2-0 9-3-0
12 Arkansas 9-2-0 9-2-0
13 Dartmouth (NH) 9-0-0 9-0-0
13 Houston (TX) 8-3-0 8-3-0
15 Oklahoma 7-4-0 7-4-1
16 Colorado 6-4-0 6-5-0
17 Toledo (OH) 11-0-0 12-0-0
17 Georgia Tech 8-3-0 9-3-0
19 Penn St. 7-3-0 7-3-0
19 Southern California 6-4-1 6-4-1
2 Ohio St. 9-0-0 9-1-0
3 Nebraska 10-0-1 11-0-1
4 Tennessee 10-1-0 11-1-0
5 Notre Dame (IN) 9-1-0 10-1-0
6 Louisiana St. 9-2-0 9-3-0
7 Michigan 9-1-0 9-1-0
8 Arizona St. 10-0-0 11-0-0
9 Auburn (AL) 8-2-0 9-2-0

1972 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 12-05-1972

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Georgia Tech 7-4-1
North Carolina St. 8-3-1
1 Southern California 11-0-0 12-0-0
10 Louisiana St. 9-1-1 9-2-1
11 Tennessee 9-2-0 10-2-0
12 Notre Dame (IN) 8-2-0 8-3-0
13 Arizona St. 9-2-0 10-2-0
14 Colorado 8-3-0 8-4-0
14 North Carolina 10-1-0 11-1-0
16 Louisville (KY) 9-1-0 9-1-0
17 UCLA 8-3-0 8-3-0
17 Washington St. 7-4-0 7-4-0
19 Utah St. 8-3-0 8-3-0
2 Oklahoma 10-1-0 11-1-0
20 San Diego St. (CA) 10-1-0 10-1-0
3 Ohio St. 9-1-0 9-2-0
4 Alabama 10-1-0 10-2-0
5 Texas 9-1-0 10-1-0
6 Michigan 10-1-0 10-1-0
7 Auburn (AL) 9-1-0 10-1-0
8 Penn St. 10-1-0 10-1-0
9 Nebraska 8-2-1 9-2-1

1973 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 12-04-1973

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Tennessee 8-4-0
Missouri 8-4-0
North Carolina St. 9-3-0
1 Alabama 11-0-0 11-1-0
10 Arizona St. 10-1-0 11-1-0
11 Texas Tech 10-1-0 11-1-0
11 Nebraska 8-2-1 9-2-1
13 Houston (TX) 10-1-0 11-1-0
14 Louisiana St. 9-2-0 9-3-0
15 Tulane (LA) 9-2-0 9-3-0
15 Kansas 7-3-1 7-4-1
17 Miami (OH) 10-0-0 11-0-0
18 Maryland 8-3-0 8-4-0
19 Florida 7-4-0 7-5-0
19 San Diego St. (CA) 9-1-1 9-1-1
2 Oklahoma 10-0-1 10-0-1
3 Ohio St. 9-0-1 10-0-1
4 Notre Dame (IN) 10-0-0 11-0-0
5 Penn St. 11-0-0 12-0-0
6 Michigan 10-0-1 10-0-1
7 Southern California 9-1-1 9-2-1
8 Texas 8-2-0 8-3-0
9 UCLA 9-2-0 9-2-0

1974 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Texas 8-4-0
Oklahoma 11-0-0
1 Southern California 10-1-1
10 Miami (OH) 10-0-1
11 Houston (TX) 8-3-1
12 Florida 8-4-0
13 Maryland 8-4-0
14 Baylor (TX) 8-4-0
15 Tennessee 7-3-2
15 Texas A&M 8-3-0
17 Mississippi St. 9-3-0
18 Michigan St. 7-3-1
19 Tulsa (OK) 8-3-0
2 Alabama 11-1-0
3 Ohio St. 10-2-0
4 Notre Dame (IN) 10-2-0
5 Michigan 10-1-0
6 Auburn (AL) 10-2-0
7 Penn St. 10-2-0
8 Nebraska 9-3-0
9 North Carolina St. 9-2-1

1975 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Colorado 9-3-0
1 Oklahoma 11-1-0
10 Penn St. 9-3-0
11 Maryland 9-2-1
12 Texas A&M 10-2-0
13 Arizona 9-2-0
13 Pittsburgh (PA) 8-4-0
15 California 8-3-0
16 Miami (OH) 11-1-0
17 West Virginia 9-3-0
17 Notre Dame (IN) 8-3-0
19 Georgia 9-3-0
19 Southern California 8-4-0
2 Arizona St. 12-0-0
3 Alabama 11-1-0
4 Ohio St. 11-1-0
5 UCLA 9-2-1
6 Arkansas 10-2-0
7 Texas 10-2-0
8 Michigan 8-2-2
9 Nebraska 10-2-0

1976 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Mississippi St. 9-2-0
1 Pittsburgh (PA) 12-0-0
10 Georgia 10-2-0
11 Maryland 11-1-0
12 Notre Dame (IN) 9-3-0
13 Texas Tech 10-2-0
14 Oklahoma St. 9-3-0
15 UCLA 9-2-1
16 Colorado 8-4-0
17 Rutgers (NJ) 11-0-0
18 Iowa St. 8-3-0
19 Baylor (TX) 7-3-1
19 Kentucky 8-4-0
2 Southern California 11-1-0
3 Michigan 10-2-0
4 Houston (TX) 10-2-0
5 Ohio St. 9-2-1
6 Oklahoma 9-2-1
7 Nebraska 9-3-1
8 Texas A&M 10-2-0
9 Alabama 9-3-0

1977 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Clemson (SC) 8-3-1
Kentucky 10-1-0
1 Notre Dame (IN) 11-1-0
10 Nebraska 9-3-0
11 Florida St. 10-2-0
12 Ohio St. 9-3-0
12 Southern California 8-4-0
14 North Carolina 8-3-1
15 Stanford (CA) 9-3-0
16 Brigham Young (UT) 9-2-0
16 North Texas 10-1-0
18 Arizona St. 9-3-0
19 North Carolina St. 8-4-0
19 San Diego St. (CA) 10-1-0
2 Alabama 11-1-0
3 Arkansas 11-1-0
4 Penn St. 11-1-0
5 Texas 11-1-0
6 Oklahoma 10-2-0
7 Pittsburgh (PA) 9-2-1
8 Michigan 10-2-0
9 Washington 8-4-0

1978 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Maryland 9-3-0
Michigan St. 8-3-0
1 Southern California 12-1-0
10 Arkansas 9-2-1
11 Houston (TX) 9-3-0
12 UCLA 8-3-1
13 Purdue (IN) 9-2-1
14 Missouri 8-4-0
15 Georgia 9-2-1
16 Stanford (CA) 8-4-0
17 Navy (MD) 9-3-0
18 Texas A&M 8-4-0
19 Arizona St. 9-3-0
19 North Carolina St. 9-3-0
2 Alabama 11-1-0
3 Oklahoma 11-1-0
4 Penn St. 11-1-0
5 Michigan 10-2-0
6 Notre Dame (IN) 9-3-0
7 Clemson (SC) 11-1-0
8 Nebraska 9-3-0
9 Texas 9-3-0

1979 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Auburn (AL) 8-3-0
1 Alabama 12-0-0
10 Purdue (IN) 10-2-0
11 Washington 9-3-0
12 Brigham Young (UT) 11-1-0
13 Texas 9-3-0
14 North Carolina 8-3-1
15 Baylor (TX) 8-4-0
16 Indiana 8-4-0
17 Temple (PA) 10-2-0
18 Penn St. 8-4-0
19 Michigan 8-4-0
2 Southern California 11-0-1
20 Missouri 7-5-0
3 Oklahoma 11-1-0
4 Ohio St. 11-1-0
5 Houston (TX) 11-1-0
6 Pittsburgh (PA) 11-1-0
7 Nebraska 10-2-0
8 Florida St. 11-1-0
9 Arkansas 10-2-0