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1964 Year Summary

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National Champions: Alabama (AP, UPI), Arkansas (FWAA), Notre Dame (NFF)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: John Huarte (Notre Dame)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Ara Parseghian (Notre Dame)

AP Preseason #1: Mississippi ▪ AP Final #1: Alabama

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 48 43 0 .527 1 1 0 0 1.000 12.25 11.79 2 2 Michigan
2 Athletic Association of Western Universities 8 81 43 36 2 .543 1 0 1 0 .000 8.80 8.35 1 2 Oregon State
Southern California
3 Southeastern Conference 11 114 62 47 5 .566 4 2 2 0 .500 8.65 6.78 3 2 Alabama
4 Southwest Conference 8 83 42 39 2 .518 3 2 1 0 .667 7.39 7.11 1 2 Arkansas
5 Western Athletic Conference 6 62 41 17 4 .694 1 1 0 0 1.000 6.20 -0.33 0 0 Arizona
New Mexico
Utah
6 Big Eight Conference 8 82 37 42 3 .470 2 0 2 0 .000 4.65 5.40 1 1 Nebraska
7 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 80 35 42 3 .456 0 0 0 0 0.18 1.72 0 0 North Carolina State
8 Independent 32 312 145 154 13 .486 2 1 1 0 .500 -2.42 -2.29 2 1
9 Missouri Valley Conference 5 51 24 26 1 .480 1 1 0 0 1.000 -5.10 -5.00 0 0 Cincinnati
10 Ivy Group 8 72 38 31 3 .549 0 0 0 0 -5.97 -7.74 0 0 Princeton
11 Mid-American Conference 7 68 35 30 3 .537 0 0 0 0 -7.14 -8.16 0 0 Bowling Green State
12 Southern Conference 9 89 36 53 0 .404 1 0 1 0 .000 -12.56 -9.06 0 0 West Virginia

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 Final
Alabama SEC 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 1
Arkansas SWC     9 8 4 4 4 3 3 3 2
Notre Dame Ind   9 6 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 3
Michigan Big Ten   8 7 5       6 6 4 4
Texas SWC 4 1 1 1 6 6 6 5 5 5 5
Nebraska Big 8     8 6 5 5 5 4 4 7 6
Louisiana State SEC       9 7 9 8 9 8 6 7
Oregon State AAWU               8   8 8
Ohio State Big Ten 5 5 4 2 1 1 2 7 7 9 9
Southern California AAWU   2                 10
School Conf Pre 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 Final
Auburn SEC 8 7                  
Florida SEC         9 10 9        
Florida State Ind       10 10         10  
Georgia Tech Ind           8 7 10      
Illinois Big Ten 3 3 2                
Kentucky SEC     5                
Michigan State Big Ten     9                
Mississippi SEC 1                    
Navy Ind 10 6                  
Oklahoma Big 8 2                    
Oregon AAWU           7     10    
Purdue Big Ten             10        
Syracuse Ind 9     7 8       9    
Washington AAWU 7 10                  

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Jerry Rhome (Tulsa) 68.7
2. Craig Morton (California) 60.1
3. Steve Tensi* (Florida State) 60.0
4. Ernie Kellermann (Miami (OH)) 59.1
5. Tim Murphy (Air Force) 58.8
6. Roger Staubach (Navy) 58.3
7. Archie Roberts (Columbia) 56.1
8. John Huarte (Notre Dame) 55.6
9. John Torok (Arizona State) 55.4
10. Scotty Glacken (Duke) 54.2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jerry Rhome (Tulsa) 172.6
2. John Huarte (Notre Dame) 155.1
3. John Torok (Arizona State) 149.4
4. Steve Tensi* (Florida State) 144.0
5. Ernie Kellermann (Miami (OH)) 142.4
6. Archie Roberts (Columbia) 132.1
7. Craig Fertig (Southern California) 127.1
8. Craig Morton (California) 126.0
9. Bob Berry (Oregon) 125.8
10. Tim Murphy (Air Force) 123.8

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Tom Brown (Villanova) 6.4
2. Don Kunit (Penn State) 6.4
3. Hal Davis (Clemson) 6.1
4. Ron Coleman* (Utah) 6.1
5. Dick Gordon (Michigan State) 6.0
6. Bob Daugherty (Tulsa) 5.9
7. Bill Goods (Tulsa) 5.9
8. Jim Bohl (New Mexico State) 5.8
9. Stew Williams (Bowling Green State) 5.6
10. Kip Paskewich (Navy) 5.6

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Joe Chapman (Idaho) 25.4
2. Bill Cronin (Boston College) 20.5
3. Kent Kramer (Minnesota) 20.1
4. Peter Beaulieu (Colgate) 19.3
5. Rod Sherman (Southern California) 18.6
6. Jack Snow (Notre Dame) 18.6
7. Chuck Hughes (Texas-El Paso) 18.1
8. Larry Todd (Arizona State) 18.1
9. John Pease* (Utah) 17.7
10. Ben Hawkins (Arizona State) 17.1

Total Yards Per Play

1. Jerry Rhome (Tulsa) 6.7