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National Champions: Michigan State (FWAA, NFF, UPI), Alabama (AP, FWAA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Mike Garrett (Southern California)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Duffy Daugherty (Michigan State)

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

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Nebraska NA Big 8
1 Preseason 2 Texas NA SWC
1 Preseason 3 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 4 Michigan NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 5 Alabama NA SEC
1 Preseason 6 Arkansas NA SWC
1 Preseason 7 Southern California NA AAWU
1 Preseason 8 Louisiana State NA SEC
1 Preseason 9 Purdue NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 10 Ohio State NA Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1965-09-20 1 Notre Dame (1-0-0) 3 Up 2 Ind
2 1965-09-20 2 Nebraska (1-0-0) 1 Down 1 Big 8
2 1965-09-20 3 Texas (1-0-0) 2 Down 1 SWC
2 1965-09-20 4 Michigan (1-0-0) 4 NC Big Ten
2 1965-09-20 5 Arkansas (1-0-0) 6 Up 1 SWC
2 1965-09-20 6 Purdue (1-0-0) 9 Up 3 Big Ten
2 1965-09-20 7 Louisiana State (1-0-0) 8 Up 1 SEC
2 1965-09-20 8 Florida (1-0-0) Up  SEC
2 1965-09-20 9 Syracuse (1-0-0) Up  Ind
2 1965-09-20 10 Kentucky (1-0-0) Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1965-09-27 1 Texas (2-0-0) 3 Up 2 SWC
3 1965-09-27 2 Purdue (2-0-0) 6 Up 4 Big Ten
3 1965-09-27 3 Nebraska (2-0-0) 2 Down 1 Big 8
3 1965-09-27 4 Arkansas (2-0-0) 5 Up 1 SWC
3 1965-09-27 5 Louisiana State (2-0-0) 7 Up 2 SEC
3 1965-09-27 6 Kentucky (2-0-0) 10 Up 4 SEC
3 1965-09-27 7 Michigan (2-0-0) 4 Down 3 Big Ten
3 1965-09-27 8 Notre Dame (1-1-0) 1 Down 7 Ind
3 1965-09-27 9 Michigan State (2-0-0) Up  Big Ten
3 1965-09-27 10 Georgia (2-0-0) Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1965-10-04 1 Texas (3-0-0) 1 NC SWC
4 1965-10-04 2 Nebraska (3-0-0) 3 Up 1 Big 8
4 1965-10-04 3 Arkansas (3-0-0) 4 Up 1 SWC
4 1965-10-04 4 Georgia (3-0-0) 10 Up 6 SEC
4 1965-10-04 5 Michigan State (3-0-0) 9 Up 4 Big Ten
4 1965-10-04 6 Purdue (2-0-1) 2 Down 4 Big Ten
4 1965-10-04 7 Notre Dame (2-1-0) 8 Up 1 Ind
4 1965-10-04 8 Southern California (2-0-1) Up  AAWU
4 1965-10-04 9 Mississippi State (3-0-0) Up  SEC
4 1965-10-04 10 Florida (2-1-0) Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1965-10-11 1 Texas (4-0-0) 1 NC SWC
5 1965-10-11 2 Nebraska (4-0-0) 2 NC Big 8
5 1965-10-11 3 Arkansas (4-0-0) 3 NC SWC
5 1965-10-11 4 Michigan State (4-0-0) 5 Up 1 Big Ten
5 1965-10-11 5 Georgia (4-0-0) 4 Down 1 SEC
5 1965-10-11 6 Southern California (3-0-1) 8 Up 2 AAWU
5 1965-10-11 7 Purdue (3-0-1) 6 Down 1 Big Ten
5 1965-10-11 8 Notre Dame (3-1-0) 7 Down 1 Ind
5 1965-10-11 9 Florida (3-1-0) 10 Up 1 SEC
5 1965-10-11 10 Mississippi State (4-0-0) 9 Down 1 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1965-10-18 1 Arkansas (5-0-0) 3 Up 2 SWC
6 1965-10-18 2 Michigan State (5-0-0) 4 Up 2 Big Ten
6 1965-10-18 3 Nebraska (5-0-0) 2 Down 1 Big 8
6 1965-10-18 4 Southern California (4-0-1) 6 Up 2 AAWU
6 1965-10-18 5 Texas (4-1-0) 1 Down 4 SWC
6 1965-10-18 6 Purdue (4-0-1) 7 Up 1 Big Ten
6 1965-10-18 7 Notre Dame (3-1-0) 8 Up 1 Ind
6 1965-10-18 8 Florida (4-1-0) 9 Up 1 SEC
6 1965-10-18 9 Louisiana State (4-1-0) Up  SEC
6 1965-10-18 10 Georgia (4-1-0) 5 Down 5 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1965-10-25 1 Michigan State (6-0-0) 2 Up 1 Big Ten
7 1965-10-25 2 Arkansas (6-0-0) 1 Down 1 SWC
7 1965-10-25 3 Nebraska (6-0-0) 3 NC Big 8
7 1965-10-25 4 Notre Dame (4-1-0) 7 Up 3 Ind
7 1965-10-25 5 Louisiana State (5-1-0) 9 Up 4 SEC
7 1965-10-25 6 Purdue (4-1-1) 6 NC Big Ten
7 1965-10-25 7 Florida (4-1-0) 8 Up 1 SEC
7 1965-10-25 8 Southern California (4-1-1) 4 Down 4 AAWU
7 1965-10-25 9 Texas (4-2-0) 5 Down 4 SWC
7 1965-10-25 10 Alabama (4-1-1) Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1965-11-01 1 Michigan State (7-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
8 1965-11-01 2 Arkansas (7-0-0) 2 NC SWC
8 1965-11-01 3 Nebraska (7-0-0) 3 NC Big 8
8 1965-11-01 4 Notre Dame (5-1-0) 4 NC Ind
8 1965-11-01 5 Alabama (5-1-1) 10 Up 5 SEC
8 1965-11-01 6 Southern California (4-1-1) 8 Up 2 AAWU
8 1965-11-01 7 Georgia Tech (5-1-1) Up  Ind
8 1965-11-01 8 UCLA (4-1-1) Up  AAWU
8 1965-11-01 9 Missouri (4-2-1) Up  Big 8
8 1965-11-01 10 Kentucky (5-2-0) Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1965-11-08 1 Michigan State (8-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
9 1965-11-08 2 Arkansas (8-0-0) 2 NC SWC
9 1965-11-08 3 Nebraska (8-0-0) 3 NC Big 8
9 1965-11-08 4 Notre Dame (6-1-0) 4 NC Ind
9 1965-11-08 5 Alabama (6-1-1) 5 NC SEC
9 1965-11-08 6 Southern California (5-1-1) 6 NC AAWU
9 1965-11-08 7 UCLA (5-1-1) 8 Up 1 AAWU
9 1965-11-08 8 Tennessee (4-0-2) Up  SEC
9 1965-11-08 9 Missouri (5-2-1) 9 NC Big 8
9 1965-11-08 10 Kentucky (6-2-0) 10 NC SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1965-11-15 1 Michigan State (9-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
10 1965-11-15 2 Arkansas (9-0-0) 2 NC SWC
10 1965-11-15 3 Nebraska (9-0-0) 3 NC Big 8
10 1965-11-15 4 Notre Dame (7-1-0) 4 NC Ind
10 1965-11-15 5 Alabama (7-1-1) 5 NC SEC
10 1965-11-15 6 Southern California (6-1-1) 6 NC AAWU
10 1965-11-15 7 UCLA (6-1-1) 7 NC AAWU
10 1965-11-15 8 Missouri (6-2-1) 9 Up 1 Big 8
10 1965-11-15 9 Texas Tech (8-1-0) Up  SWC
10 1965-11-15 10 Florida (6-2-0) Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1965-11-22 1 Michigan State (10-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
11 1965-11-22 2 Arkansas (10-0-0) 2 NC SWC
11 1965-11-22 3 Nebraska (9-0-0) 3 NC Big 8
11 1965-11-22 4 UCLA (7-1-1) 7 Up 3 AAWU
11 1965-11-22 5 Alabama (7-1-1) 5 NC SEC
11 1965-11-22 6 Notre Dame (7-2-0) 4 Down 2 Ind
11 1965-11-22 7 Missouri (7-2-1) 8 Up 1 Big 8
11 1965-11-22 8 Southern California (6-2-1) 6 Down 2 AAWU
11 1965-11-22 9 Tennessee (5-1-2) Up  SEC
11 1965-11-22 10 Texas Tech (8-2-0) 9 Down 1 SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 1965-11-29 1 Michigan State (10-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
12 1965-11-29 2 Arkansas (10-0-0) 2 NC SWC
12 1965-11-29 3 Nebraska (10-0-0) 3 NC Big 8
12 1965-11-29 4 Alabama (8-1-1) 5 Up 1 SEC
12 1965-11-29 5 UCLA (7-1-1) 4 Down 1 AAWU
12 1965-11-29 6 Missouri (7-2-1) 7 Up 1 Big 8
12 1965-11-29 7 Tennessee (6-1-2) 9 Up 2 SEC
12 1965-11-29 8 Southern California (7-2-1) 8 NC AAWU
12 1965-11-29 9 Notre Dame (7-2-1) 6 Down 3 Ind
12 1965-11-29 10 Texas Tech (8-2-0) 10 NC SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
13 Final 1 Alabama 4 Up 3 SEC
13 Final 2 Michigan State 1 Down 1 Big Ten
13 Final 3 Arkansas 2 Down 1 SWC
13 Final 4 UCLA 5 Up 1 AAWU
13 Final 5 Nebraska 3 Down 2 Big 8
13 Final 6 Missouri 6 NC Big 8
13 Final 7 Tennessee 7 NC SEC
13 Final 8 Louisiana State Up  SEC
13 Final 9 Notre Dame 9 NC Ind
13 Final 10 Southern California 8 Down 2 AAWU