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1972 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 167-183-8, .478 W-L% (9th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -3.17 (9th of 13) ▪ SOS: -2.34 (8th of 13)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Notre Dame and Penn State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Georgia Tech, 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 10 2 0 .833 29.8 15.8 16.72 4.64
Tampa 10 2 0 .833 24.9 11.0 4.95 -5.80
Notre Dame 8 3 0 .727 26.3 17.5 16.88 8.42
Utah State 8 3 0 .727 29.9 20.9 4.75 -3.79
West Virginia 8 4 0 .667 34.6 24.1 7.55 -1.62
Florida State 7 4 0 .636 26.1 20.4 7.51 2.41
Northern Illinois 7 4 0 .636 18.0 12.8 -6.18 -10.73
Rutgers 7 4 0 .636 26.4 15.6 0.68 -7.13
Georgia Tech 7 4 1 .625 23.7 18.8 12.06 7.06
Air Force 6 4 0 .600 30.3 18.3 3.66 -2.24
Army 6 4 0 .600 16.0 28.2 -0.77 3.63
Houston 6 4 1 .591 29.5 18.4 5.98 -0.48
Virginia Tech 6 4 1 .591 27.9 23.0 5.99 1.53
Temple 5 4 0 .556 18.2 19.6 -9.46 -9.02
Colgate 5 4 1 .550 21.9 26.9 -8.25 -5.75
Holy Cross 5 4 1 .550 18.7 18.2 -6.01 -6.71
Tulane 6 5 0 .545 19.3 15.0 7.60 4.88
Miami (FL) 5 6 0 .455 19.5 15.5 9.89 7.71
Syracuse 5 6 0 .455 12.8 20.8 -4.00 1.63
Texas-Arlington 5 6 0 .455 14.9 20.5 -13.38 -8.20
Dayton 4 6 1 .409 15.6 16.5 -12.53 -10.08
Boston College 4 7 0 .364 21.8 23.5 -3.80 -1.44
Idaho 4 7 0 .364 15.0 25.3 -14.22 -7.04
Navy 4 7 0 .364 16.5 23.4 -1.63 4.92
South Carolina 4 7 0 .364 19.5 21.1 -1.88 1.39
Southern Mississippi 3 7 1 .318 16.5 21.0 -4.84 -0.84
Marshall 2 8 0 .200 9.3 25.4 -21.78 -9.58
Xavier 2 8 0 .200 10.8 24.6 -22.98 -11.78
Chattanooga 2 9 0 .182 8.5 18.8 -17.14 -7.51
Cincinnati 2 9 0 .182 12.5 29.4 -20.56 -7.38
Villanova 2 9 0 .182 12.7 19.7 -14.60 -7.14
Southern Illinois 1 8 1 .150 5.4 17.2 -17.07 -7.07
Pittsburgh 1 10 0 .091 17.5 31.8 -7.70 5.76

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
Penn State 5 6 11 13 16 15 12 11 10 10 6 6 5 5 10
Notre Dame 13 14 13 10 7 7 8 13 12 12 10 11 10 12 14
Georgia Tech                             20
Air Force         19 16 16   19            
Florida State 19 20 17 16 13     17              
Tulane       18                      
West Virginia       20       18         18 18  

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1973-01-01 Orange Bowl Nebraska 40 Notre Dame 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1972-12-31 Sugar Bowl Oklahoma 14 Penn State 0 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1972-12-29 Peach Bowl North Carolina State 49 West Virginia 13 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1972-12-29 Tangerine Bowl Tampa 21 Kent State 18 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1972-12-18 Liberty Bowl Georgia Tech 31 Iowa State 30 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)