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1962 Year Summary

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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

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L T Pct G W L T Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Big Ten Conference 10 91 47 42 2 .527 1 0 1 0 .000 14.10 12.19 3 2 Wisconsin
2 Athletic Association of Western Universities 6 61 33 25 3 .566 1 1 0 0 1.000 8.12 6.28 1 1 Southern California
3 Southeastern Conference 12 123 63 52 8 .545 5 4 1 0 .800 8.08 6.59 3 3 Mississippi
4 Southwest Conference 8 82 36 43 3 .457 2 0 2 0 .000 4.54 5.77 1 2 Texas
5 Big Eight Conference 8 83 42 38 3 .524 3 2 1 0 .667 3.56 3.66 0 1 Oklahoma
6 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 80 35 43 2 .450 0 0 0 0 -0.65 0.77 1 0 Duke
7 Independent 34 339 173 159 7 .521 6 3 3 0 .500 -1.23 -1.62 1 1
8 Western Athletic Conference 6 60 32 25 3 .558 0 0 0 0 -1.57 -4.41 0 0 New Mexico
9 Mid-American Conference 7 68 38 28 2 .574 2 0 2 0 .000 -2.22 -4.04 0 0 Bowling Green State
10 Missouri Valley Conference 4 40 16 24 0 .400 0 0 0 0 -6.11 -4.43 0 0 Tulsa
11 Southern Conference 9 88 42 44 2 .489 0 0 0 0 -7.71 -6.33 0 0 Virginia Military Institute
12 Ivy Group 8 72 35 33 4 .514 0 0 0 0 -11.33 -11.48 0 0 Dartmouth

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 Final
Southern California AAWU   9 6 4 3 4 3 2 2 1 1 1
Wisconsin Big Ten         10 5   8 4 3 2 2
Mississippi SEC 6 7 7 5 5 7 6 4 3 2 3 3
Texas SWC 2 3 3 2 1 1 5 5 5 4 4 4
Alabama SEC 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 1 6 5 5
Arkansas SWC       8 7 9 8 6 7 7 6 6
Louisiana State SEC 5 5   6 4 6 4 9 10 8 7 7
Oklahoma Big 8                   10 8 8
Penn State Ind 9 4 4 3           9 9 9
Minnesota Big Ten               10 8 5 10 10
School Conf Pre 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 Final
Army Ind     10                  
Auburn SEC             10          
Duke ACC 8                      
Georgia Tech SEC   8 5                  
Miami (FL) Ind     9                  
Michigan State Big Ten 4 6       10 7          
Missouri Big 8   10           7 6      
Northwestern Big Ten         8 3 1 1 9      
Ohio State Big Ten 1 2 1 10 6              
Purdue Big Ten 7     9                
Washington AAWU 10   8 7 9 8 9          

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Archie Roberts (Columbia) 60.0
2. Dick Shiner (Maryland) 59.6
3. Tom Myers (Northwestern) 59.5
4. Ron Vander Kelen* (Wisconsin) 57.4
5. Pete Liske (Penn State) 56.2
6. Junior Edge (North Carolina) 55.7
7. Terry Baker (Oregon State) 55.2
8. Don Trull (Baylor) 54.6
9. Gary Cuozzo (Virginia) 54.1
10. Jack Concannon (Boston College) 53.6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Terry Baker (Oregon State) 146.5
2. Jack Concannon (Boston College) 141.6
3. Tom Myers (Northwestern) 133.3
4. Ron Vander Kelen* (Wisconsin) 131.1
5. Pete Liske (Penn State) 129.4
6. Dave Mathieson (Washington State) 127.1
7. Don Trull (Baylor) 119.6
8. Jerry Yost (West Virginia) 118.8
9. Archie Roberts (Columbia) 117.8
10. Stu McBirnie (Tulsa) 115.7

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Gale Sayers (Kansas) 7.1
2. Scott Tyler* (Miami (OH)) 7.0
3. Tony Lorick (Arizona State) 6.7
4. John Cook (Furman) 6.6
5. Willie Brown* (Southern California) 6.5
6. Tom Kosser (Arizona) 6.5
7. Paul Warfield (Ohio State) 6.4
8. Larry Hill (Oregon) 6.4
9. Bill Taylor (Harvard) 6.3
10. Ron Rubick (Michigan State) 6.3

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Hal Bedsole* (Southern California) 25.1
2. Ted Watkins (Pacific) 21.4
3. Red Wilkins (Alabama) 20.5
  Richard Williamson (Alabama) 20.5
5. Artie Graham (Boston College) 20.1
6. Steve Heckard (Davidson) 20.0
7. Charlie Brendle (Citadel) 19.6
8. Gerry Shaw (Washington State) 18.7
9. Bill Craft (Rutgers) 18.5
10. Dale Keller (Arizona State) 17.9