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1971 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 182-171-5, .515 W-L% (5th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -1.12 (9th of 13) ▪ SOS: -1.36 (8th of 13)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Penn State and Syracuse)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Houston, Notre Dame and Penn State)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Penn State 11 1 0 .917 40.3 11.4 19.51 0.59
Boston College 9 2 0 .818 23.5 10.6 7.29 -3.53
Notre Dame 8 2 0 .800 22.5 8.6 16.60 6.50
Houston 9 3 0 .750 28.3 16.6 16.77 6.68
Idaho 8 3 0 .727 20.6 15.5 -3.43 -7.70
Utah State 8 3 0 .727 22.1 16.6 6.87 0.41
Temple 6 2 1 .722 27.6 15.1 2.61 -6.95
Florida State 8 4 0 .667 25.8 14.5 13.25 3.67
Cincinnati 7 4 0 .636 20.5 17.1 -0.43 -4.43
Hawaii 7 4 0 .636 23.2 20.5 -2.60 -5.60
West Virginia 7 4 0 .636 25.5 20.0 4.12 -0.88
Air Force 6 4 0 .600 18.7 18.7 5.50 4.30
Army 6 4 0 .600 14.6 20.6 0.39 1.89
Colgate 6 4 0 .600 28.7 26.2 -8.99 -10.29
Villanova 6 4 1 .591 19.2 14.9 -1.02 -3.66
Southern Mississippi 6 5 0 .545 18.4 17.5 1.52 1.52
Tampa 6 5 0 .545 29.9 14.7 1.80 -5.75
Georgia Tech 6 6 0 .500 17.3 17.3 7.80 8.55
New Mexico State 5 5 1 .500 20.0 18.9 -6.35 -7.89
Northern Illinois 5 5 1 .500 18.4 21.1 -6.78 -5.24
Syracuse 5 5 1 .500 17.9 16.3 1.69 1.23
Dayton 5 6 0 .455 15.0 21.4 -9.75 -4.94
Holy Cross 4 6 0 .400 18.8 23.9 -10.36 -6.66
Miami (FL) 4 7 0 .364 15.8 20.1 0.54 4.64
Rutgers 4 7 0 .364 17.5 22.1 -11.82 -8.18
Virginia Tech 4 7 0 .364 22.6 24.7 -3.06 -0.33
Navy 3 8 0 .273 13.3 30.1 -4.31 6.06
Pittsburgh 3 8 0 .273 19.6 35.3 -3.20 8.25
Tulane 3 8 0 .273 13.8 19.5 0.94 6.85
Marshall 2 8 0 .200 5.7 29.9 -20.46 -4.66
Chattanooga 2 9 0 .182 18.6 30.3 -13.24 -4.96
Texas-Arlington 2 9 0 .182 8.5 24.5 -21.63 -8.08
Xavier 1 9 0 .100 13.4 24.2 -16.61 -6.41

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/6 Final
Penn State 12 14 12 9 9 9 7 6 6 5 6 6 5 10 5
Notre Dame 1 2 2 4 7 7 6 12 8 8 7 13 14 13 13
Houston   20             19 18 16 15 15 15 17
Air Force             20 18              
Florida State           19   19              
Georgia Tech 17                            
Syracuse 13 15                          

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1972-01-01 Cotton Bowl Penn State 30 Texas 6 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1971-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Colorado 29 Houston 17 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1971-12-30 Peach Bowl Mississippi 41 Georgia Tech 18 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1971-12-27 Fiesta Bowl Arizona State 45 Florida State 38 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)