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1970 - Final UPI Poll

Final Poll released 12-08-1970

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

Mississippi

7-4-0

Tulane (LA)

8-4-0

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

Georgia Tech

8-3-0

9-3-0

17

Toledo (OH)

11-0-0

12-0-0

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

1971 - Final UPI Poll

Final Poll released 12-07-1971

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

Southern California

6-4-1

Washington

8-3-0

1

Nebraska

12-0-0

13-0-0

10

Louisiana St.

8-3-0

9-3-0

11

Penn St.

10-1-0

11-1-0

12

Texas

8-2-0

8-3-0

13

Toledo (OH)

11-0-0

12-0-0

14

Houston (TX)

9-2-0

9-3-0

15

Notre Dame (IN)

8-2-0

8-2-0

16

Stanford (CA)

8-3-0

9-3-0

17

Iowa St.

8-3-0

8-4-0

18

North Carolina

9-2-0

9-3-0

19

Florida St.

8-3-0

8-4-0

2

Alabama

11-0-0

11-1-0

20

Arkansas

8-2-1

8-3-1

20

Mississippi

9-2-0

10-2-0

3

Oklahoma

10-1-0

11-1-0

4

Michigan

11-0-0

11-1-0

5

Auburn (AL)

9-1-0

9-2-0

6

Arizona St.

10-1-0

11-1-0

7

Colorado

9-2-0

10-2-0

8

Georgia

10-1-0

11-1-0

9

Tennessee

9-2-0

10-2-0

1972 - Final UPI 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 UPI Poll

Final Poll released 12-04-1973

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

Missouri

8-4-0

North Carolina St.

9-3-0

Tennessee

8-4-0

1

Alabama

11-0-0

11-1-0

10

Arizona St.

10-1-0

11-1-0

11

Nebraska

8-2-1

9-2-1

11

Texas Tech

10-1-0

11-1-0

13

Houston (TX)

10-1-0

11-1-0

14

Louisiana St.

9-2-0

9-3-0

15

Kansas

7-3-1

7-4-1

15

Tulane (LA)

9-2-0

9-3-0

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 UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

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

Texas A&M

8-3-0

15

Tennessee

7-3-2

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 UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

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

Pittsburgh (PA)

8-4-0

13

Arizona

9-2-0

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 UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

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

Kentucky

8-4-0

19

Baylor (TX)

7-3-1

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 UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Kentucky

10-1-0

Clemson (SC)

8-3-1

1

Notre Dame (IN)

11-1-0

10

Nebraska

9-3-0

11

Florida St.

10-2-0

12

Southern California

8-4-0

12

Ohio St.

9-3-0

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

San Diego St. (CA)

10-1-0

19

North Carolina St.

8-4-0

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 UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

Record

Michigan St.

8-3-0

Maryland

9-3-0

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

North Carolina St.

9-3-0

19

Arizona 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 UPI Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank

Team

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

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