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1976 Independent Year Summary

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Record*: 194-198-3, .495 W-L% (10th of 14) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 198-194-3 by NCAA.

SRS: -2.15 (8th of 14) ▪ SOS: -1.64 (8th of 14)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Notre Dame, Penn State and Pittsburgh)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Rutgers)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Pittsburgh 12 0 0 1.000 31.8 11.1 23.06 4.98
Rutgers 11 0 0 1.000 26.1 7.4 5.93 -8.53
San Diego State 10 1 0 .909 17.9 11.4 0.64 -7.18
Colgate 8 2 0 .800 17.3 13.4 -4.97 -9.47
Notre Dame 9 3 0 .750 24.5 13.2 16.62 8.53
Boston College 8 3 0 .727 21.7 11.4 6.56 -0.99
Cincinnati 8 3 0 .727 18.5 10.4 8.04 1.31
Memphis 7 4 0 .636 21.9 16.5 5.71 1.16 W-L-T adjusted to 8-3 by NCAA.
Southern Illinois 7 4 0 .636 22.2 20.3 -10.99 -12.44
Chattanooga 6 4 1 .591 21.1 18.6 -5.78 -9.23
Villanova 6 4 1 .591 23.1 18.2 -1.63 -5.63
Penn State 7 5 0 .583 20.1 14.4 12.16 7.08
North Texas 6 5 0 .545 21.1 13.2 1.67 -2.15 W-L-T adjusted to 7-4 by NCAA.
South Carolina 6 5 0 .545 17.7 13.0 9.92 6.10
Virginia Tech 6 5 0 .545 20.3 16.0 5.24 1.87
Northwestern State 5 5 0 .500 19.0 18.1 -10.44 -9.84
Army 5 6 0 .455 18.3 24.3 -2.96 1.59
Florida State 5 6 0 .455 18.6 23.5 3.17 5.35
Illinois State 5 6 0 .455 10.9 15.7 -17.75 -13.66
West Virginia 5 6 0 .455 16.7 18.4 4.29 6.29
Georgia Tech 4 6 1 .409 20.1 24.3 4.41 7.68
Temple 4 6 0 .400 19.6 21.6 -4.89 -3.69
Air Force 4 7 0 .364 16.4 24.8 -7.15 -0.06
Dayton 4 7 0 .364 16.8 20.7 -15.62 -11.99
Louisville 4 7 0 .364 16.1 21.3 -3.42 1.21 W-L-T adjusted to 5-6 by NCAA.
Marshall 4 7 0 .364 13.7 22.1 -18.39 -10.66
Navy 4 7 0 .364 17.0 23.4 3.18 5.36
Indiana State 3 7 0 .300 15.2 21.3 -18.85 -12.95
Hawaii 3 8 0 .273 14.0 34.3 -18.53 -8.08
Holy Cross 3 8 0 .273 18.5 29.7 -12.13 -5.68
Miami (FL) 3 8 0 .273 18.8 19.4 6.76 11.30
Syracuse 3 8 0 .273 14.0 23.9 -3.72 4.65
Utah State 3 8 0 .273 15.5 23.9 -11.18 -3.27
Louisiana-Monroe 2 9 0 .182 18.7 29.2 -18.82 -8.00
Southern Mississippi 2 9 0 .182 13.2 26.9 -3.86 5.96 W-L-T adjusted to 3-8 by NCAA.
Tulane 2 9 0 .182 13.5 20.7 -3.52 4.02

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
Pittsburgh 9 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Notre Dame 11     18 14 14 12 11 11 18 13 13 15 12
Rutgers                     19 17 17 17
Boston College   15 18 15 13                  
Cincinnati               20            
Penn State 10 7 11 20             17 16 20  
South Carolina             19     20        

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1977-01-01 Sugar Bowl Pittsburgh 27 Georgia 3 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1976-12-27 Gator Bowl Notre Dame 20 Penn State 9 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)