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1961 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 147-117-3, .556 W-L% (3rd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.81 (7th of 12) ▪ SOS: -2.47 (7th of 12)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Penn State and Syracuse)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Arizona, Penn State, Rutgers and Syracuse)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Rutgers 9 0 0 1.000 27.3 11.3 2.80 -12.87
Arizona 8 1 1 .850 28.8 13.1 4.72 -7.18
Memphis 8 2 0 .800 33.2 7.5 4.54 -11.36
Villanova 8 2 0 .800 23.9 8.9 3.82 -8.98
Penn State 8 3 0 .727 23.7 13.0 14.19 4.74
Syracuse 8 3 0 .727 24.4 11.9 12.82 2.91
Holy Cross 7 3 0 .700 20.7 15.2 -0.50 -5.00
Navy 7 3 0 .700 20.1 13.6 7.86 2.26
Miami (FL) 7 4 0 .636 13.3 7.7 11.08 6.62
Army 6 4 0 .600 22.4 11.8 7.42 -0.18
San Jose State 6 4 0 .600 18.3 18.5 -7.24 -8.64
Xavier 6 4 0 .600 8.6 8.6 -10.75 -11.15
Colgate 5 4 0 .556 12.9 16.1 -8.98 -8.87
Detroit Mercy 5 4 0 .556 20.1 19.2 -3.56 -5.01
Pacific 5 4 0 .556 22.2 20.8 -9.47 -12.36
Houston 5 4 1 .550 14.4 13.8 4.61 3.01
Notre Dame 5 5 0 .500 17.5 18.2 8.87 9.97
Oregon State 5 5 0 .500 16.5 13.7 0.43 -0.57
Florida State 4 5 1 .450 9.3 12.8 -3.45 0.26
Boston University 4 5 0 .444 11.1 15.8 -7.53 -3.42
Boston College 4 6 0 .400 11.7 18.9 -3.68 0.72
Oregon 4 6 0 .400 15.2 11.2 2.55 1.55
Air Force 3 7 0 .300 8.7 17.3 -9.71 -1.41
Pittsburgh 3 7 0 .300 14.5 20.9 1.47 7.57
Washington State 3 7 0 .300 16.3 21.3 -3.41 2.29
Idaho 2 7 0 .222 7.2 39.0 -17.87 -0.98
Dayton 2 8 0 .200 9.8 24.5 -22.89 -10.59

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 Final
Syracuse 10 5 7           10     14
Rutgers                       15
Arizona                       17
Penn State 7 8                   17
Notre Dame       8 6 8            

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1961-12-30 Gator Bowl Penn State 30 Georgia Tech 15 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1961-12-30 Sun Bowl Villanova 17 Wichita State 9 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1961-12-16 Liberty Bowl Syracuse 15 Miami (FL) 14 Liberty Bowl (Philadelphia, PA)