Associated Press Final Season Polls

1970 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

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

1971 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Iowa St. 8-4-0
North Carolina 9-3-0
Florida St. 8-4-0
1 Nebraska 13-0-0
10 Stanford (CA) 9-3-0
11 Louisiana St. 9-3-0
12 Auburn (AL) 9-2-0
13 Notre Dame (IN) 8-2-0
14 Toledo (OH) 12-0-0
15 Mississippi 10-2-0
16 Arkansas 8-3-1
17 Houston (TX) 9-3-0
18 Texas 8-3-0
19 Washington 8-3-0
2 Oklahoma 11-1-0
20 Southern California 6-4-1
3 Colorado 10-2-0
4 Alabama 11-1-0
5 Penn St. 11-1-0
6 Michigan 11-1-0
7 Georgia 11-1-0
8 Arizona St. 11-1-0
9 Tennessee 10-2-0

1972 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

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

1973 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

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

1974 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

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

1975 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

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

1976 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Baylor (TX) 7-3-1
1 Pittsburgh (PA) 12-0-0
10 Georgia 10-2-0
11 Alabama 9-3-0
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 Kentucky 8-4-0
19 Iowa St. 8-3-0
2 Southern California 11-1-0
20 Mississippi St. 9-2-0
3 Michigan 10-2-0
4 Houston (TX) 10-2-0
5 Oklahoma 9-2-1
6 Ohio St. 9-2-1
7 Texas A&M 10-2-0
8 Maryland 11-1-0
9 Nebraska 9-3-1

1977 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

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

1978 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

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

1979 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

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