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1962 Polls

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National Champion: Southern California (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Terry Baker (Oregon State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: John McKay (Southern California)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Southern California

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Ohio State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 2 Texas NA SWC
1 Preseason 3 Alabama NA SEC
1 Preseason 4 Michigan State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 5 Louisiana State NA SEC
1 Preseason 6 Mississippi NA SEC
1 Preseason 7 Purdue NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 8 Duke NA ACC
1 Preseason 9 Penn State NA Ind
1 Preseason 10 Washington NA AAWU
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1962-09-24 1 Alabama 3 Up 2 SEC
2 1962-09-24 2 Ohio State 1 Down 1 Big Ten
2 1962-09-24 3 Texas 2 Down 1 SWC
2 1962-09-24 4 Penn State 9 Up 5 Ind
2 1962-09-24 5 Louisiana State 5 NC SEC
2 1962-09-24 6 Michigan State 4 Down 2 Big Ten
2 1962-09-24 7 Mississippi 6 Down 1 SEC
2 1962-09-24 8 Georgia Tech Up  SEC
2 1962-09-24 9 Southern California Up  AAWU
2 1962-09-24 10 Missouri Up  Big 8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1962-10-01 1 Ohio State 2 Up 1 Big Ten
3 1962-10-01 2 Alabama 1 Down 1 SEC
3 1962-10-01 3 Texas 3 NC SWC
3 1962-10-01 4 Penn State 4 NC Ind
3 1962-10-01 5 Georgia Tech 8 Up 3 SEC
3 1962-10-01 6 Southern California 9 Up 3 AAWU
3 1962-10-01 7 Mississippi 7 NC SEC
3 1962-10-01 8 Washington Up  AAWU
3 1962-10-01 9 Miami (FL) Up  Ind
3 1962-10-01 10 Army Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1962-10-08 1 Alabama 2 Up 1 SEC
4 1962-10-08 2 Texas 3 Up 1 SWC
4 1962-10-08 3 Penn State 4 Up 1 Ind
4 1962-10-08 4 Southern California 6 Up 2 AAWU
4 1962-10-08 5 Mississippi 7 Up 2 SEC
4 1962-10-08 6 Louisiana State Up  SEC
4 1962-10-08 7 Washington 8 Up 1 AAWU
4 1962-10-08 8 Arkansas Up  SWC
4 1962-10-08 9 Purdue Up  Big Ten
4 1962-10-08 10 Ohio State 1 Down 9 Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1962-10-15 1 Texas 2 Up 1 SWC
5 1962-10-15 2 Alabama 1 Down 1 SEC
5 1962-10-15 3 Southern California 4 Up 1 AAWU
5 1962-10-15 4 Louisiana State 6 Up 2 SEC
5 1962-10-15 5 Mississippi 5 NC SEC
5 1962-10-15 6 Ohio State 10 Up 4 Big Ten
5 1962-10-15 7 Arkansas 8 Up 1 SWC
5 1962-10-15 8 Northwestern Up  Big Ten
5 1962-10-15 9 Washington 7 Down 2 AAWU
5 1962-10-15 10 Wisconsin Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1962-10-22 1 Texas 1 NC SWC
6 1962-10-22 2 Alabama 2 NC SEC
6 1962-10-22 3 Northwestern 8 Up 5 Big Ten
6 1962-10-22 4 Southern California 3 Down 1 AAWU
6 1962-10-22 5 Wisconsin 10 Up 5 Big Ten
6 1962-10-22 6 Louisiana State 4 Down 2 SEC
6 1962-10-22 7 Mississippi 5 Down 2 SEC
6 1962-10-22 8 Washington 9 Up 1 AAWU
6 1962-10-22 9 Arkansas 7 Down 2 SWC
6 1962-10-22 10 Michigan State Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1962-10-29 1 Northwestern 3 Up 2 Big Ten
7 1962-10-29 2 Alabama 2 NC SEC
7 1962-10-29 3 Southern California 4 Up 1 AAWU
7 1962-10-29 4 Louisiana State 6 Up 2 SEC
7 1962-10-29 5 Texas 1 Down 4 SWC
7 1962-10-29 6 Mississippi 7 Up 1 SEC
7 1962-10-29 7 Michigan State 10 Up 3 Big Ten
7 1962-10-29 8 Arkansas 9 Up 1 SWC
7 1962-10-29 9 Washington 8 Down 1 AAWU
7 1962-10-29 10 Auburn Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1962-11-05 1 Northwestern 1 NC Big Ten
8 1962-11-05 2 Southern California 3 Up 1 AAWU
8 1962-11-05 3 Alabama 2 Down 1 SEC
8 1962-11-05 4 Mississippi 6 Up 2 SEC
8 1962-11-05 5 Texas 5 NC SWC
8 1962-11-05 6 Arkansas 8 Up 2 SWC
8 1962-11-05 7 Missouri Up  Big 8
8 1962-11-05 8 Wisconsin Up  Big Ten
8 1962-11-05 9 Louisiana State 4 Down 5 SEC
8 1962-11-05 10 Minnesota Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1962-11-12 1 Alabama 3 Up 2 SEC
9 1962-11-12 2 Southern California 2 NC AAWU
9 1962-11-12 3 Mississippi 4 Up 1 SEC
9 1962-11-12 4 Wisconsin 8 Up 4 Big Ten
9 1962-11-12 5 Texas 5 NC SWC
9 1962-11-12 6 Missouri 7 Up 1 Big 8
9 1962-11-12 7 Arkansas 6 Down 1 SWC
9 1962-11-12 8 Minnesota 10 Up 2 Big Ten
9 1962-11-12 9 Northwestern 1 Down 8 Big Ten
9 1962-11-12 10 Louisiana State 9 Down 1 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1962-11-19 1 Southern California 2 Up 1 AAWU
10 1962-11-19 2 Mississippi 3 Up 1 SEC
10 1962-11-19 3 Wisconsin 4 Up 1 Big Ten
10 1962-11-19 4 Texas 5 Up 1 SWC
10 1962-11-19 5 Minnesota 8 Up 3 Big Ten
10 1962-11-19 6 Alabama 1 Down 5 SEC
10 1962-11-19 7 Arkansas 7 NC SWC
10 1962-11-19 8 Louisiana State 10 Up 2 SEC
10 1962-11-19 9 Penn State Up  Ind
10 1962-11-19 10 Oklahoma Up  Big 8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1962-11-26 1 Southern California 1 NC AAWU
11 1962-11-26 2 Wisconsin 3 Up 1 Big Ten
11 1962-11-26 3 Mississippi 2 Down 1 SEC
11 1962-11-26 4 Texas 4 NC SWC
11 1962-11-26 5 Alabama 6 Up 1 SEC
11 1962-11-26 6 Arkansas 7 Up 1 SWC
11 1962-11-26 7 Louisiana State 8 Up 1 SEC
11 1962-11-26 8 Oklahoma 10 Up 2 Big 8
11 1962-11-26 9 Penn State 9 NC Ind
11 1962-11-26 10 Minnesota 5 Down 5 Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 Final 1 Southern California 1 NC AAWU
12 Final 2 Wisconsin 2 NC Big Ten
12 Final 3 Mississippi 3 NC SEC
12 Final 4 Texas 4 NC SWC
12 Final 5 Alabama 5 NC SEC
12 Final 6 Arkansas 6 NC SWC
12 Final 7 Louisiana State 7 NC SEC
12 Final 8 Oklahoma 8 NC Big 8
12 Final 9 Penn State 9 NC Ind
12 Final 10 Minnesota 10 NC Big Ten