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1965 Year Summary

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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

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 Southeastern Conference 11 116 64 47 5 .573 6 4 2 0 .667 13.41 11.10 2 3 Alabama
2 Big Ten Conference 10 100 48 49 3 .495 1 0 1 0 .000 10.05 10.08 3 1 Michigan State
3 Athletic Association of Western Universities 8 81 47 30 4 .605 1 1 0 0 1.000 9.58 7.08 1 2 UCLA
4 Southwest Conference 8 83 44 38 1 .536 3 0 3 0 .000 8.73 8.07 2 1 Arkansas
5 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 80 37 43 0 .463 0 0 0 0 2.46 4.33 0 0 Clemson
North Carolina State
6 Big Eight Conference 8 82 37 41 4 .476 2 1 1 0 .500 1.49 2.05 1 2 Nebraska
7 Independent 32 317 156 147 14 .514 2 2 0 0 1.000 -1.99 -2.96 1 1
8 Western Athletic Conference 6 60 27 33 0 .450 0 0 0 0 -3.86 -2.43 0 0 Brigham Young
9 Missouri Valley Conference 5 50 24 26 0 .480 1 0 1 0 .000 -4.78 -4.34 0 0 Tulsa
10 Mid-American Conference 7 68 35 31 2 .529 0 0 0 0 -6.86 -7.52 0 0 Bowling Green State
Miami (OH)
11 Ivy Group 8 72 37 30 5 .549 0 0 0 0 -7.36 -9.44 0 0 Dartmouth
12 Southern Conference 9 90 42 48 0 .467 1 1 0 0 1.000 -10.71 -9.67 0 0 West Virginia

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 Final
Alabama SEC 5           10 5 5 5 5 4 1
Michigan State Big Ten     9 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Arkansas SWC 6 5 4 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
UCLA AAWU               8 7 7 4 5 4
Nebraska Big 8 1 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5
Missouri Big 8               9 9 8 7 6 6
Tennessee SEC                 8   9 7 7
Louisiana State SEC 8 7 5     9 5           8
Notre Dame Ind 3 1 8 7 8 7 4 4 4 4 6 9 9
Southern California AAWU 7     8 6 4 8 6 6 6 8 8 10
School Conf Pre 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 Final
Florida SEC   8   10 9 8 7     10      
Georgia SEC     10 4 5 10              
Georgia Tech Ind               7          
Kentucky SEC   10 6         10 10        
Michigan Big Ten 4 4 7                    
Mississippi State SEC       9 10                
Ohio State Big Ten 10                        
Purdue Big Ten 9 6 2 6 7 6 6            
Syracuse Ind   9                      
Texas SWC 2 3 1 1 1 5 9            
Texas Tech SWC                   9 10 10  

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Tom Wilson (Texas Tech) 60.8
2. Steve Sloan (Alabama) 60.6
3. Bob Griese (Purdue) 59.7
4. Kim King (Georgia Tech) 58.6
5. Bill Anderson (Tulsa) 58.2
6. John Goodman (Arizona State) 54.9
7. Tom Wilkinson (Wyoming) 54.5
8. Ron Edwards (Utah State) 53.8
9. Kenny Lucas (Pittsburgh) 53.7
10. Tod Hullin (Washington) 53.6

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Sloan (Alabama) 9.1
2. Tom Wilkinson (Wyoming) 8.5
3. Rick Norton (Kentucky) 8.5
4. Ken Berry (San Jose State) 7.9
5. Tod Hullin (Washington) 7.8
6. Ron Landeck (Princeton) 7.6
7. Tom Wilson (Texas Tech) 7.5
8. Benny Russell (Louisville) 7.3
9. Bob Griese (Purdue) 7.2
10. Bo Burris (Houston) 7.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Sloan (Alabama) 9.5
2. Ron Landeck (Princeton) 7.9
3. Allen McCune (West Virginia) 7.2
4. Tod Hullin (Washington) 7.0
5. Tom Wilkinson (Wyoming) 7.0
6. Bill Anderson (Tulsa) 6.7
7. John Goodman (Arizona State) 6.7
8. Ron Edwards (Utah State) 6.7
9. Bob Griese (Purdue) 6.6
10. Virgil Carter (Brigham Young) 6.4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Steve Sloan (Alabama) 153.8
2. Ron Landeck (Princeton) 139.0
3. Tod Hullin (Washington) 134.3
4. Tom Wilson (Texas Tech) 133.4
5. Allen McCune (West Virginia) 129.4
6. Bill Anderson (Tulsa) 129.3
7. Bob Griese (Purdue) 128.9
8. Tom Wilkinson (Wyoming) 128.6
9. Ron Edwards (Utah State) 128.5
10. Kim King (Georgia Tech) 127.8

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Larry Seiple (Kentucky) 23.5
2. Mike Dennis (Louisville) 21.0
3. Dave Williams (Washington) 20.9
4. Harry Kellogg (San Jose State) 20.6
5. Jack Schunke (Villanova) 20.0
6. Tim Russell (Brigham Young) 19.2
7. Chuck Hughes* (Texas-El Paso) 19.0
8. Kurt Altenberg* (UCLA) 18.7
9. Dave Dunaway (Duke) 18.7
10. Bobby Collins (Maryland) 18.5

Total Yards Per Play

1. Bill Anderson (Tulsa) 5.8