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1966 Polls

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Steve Spurrier (Florida)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Thomas Cahill (Army)

AP Preseason #1: Alabama ▪ AP Final #1: Notre Dame

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Alabama NA SEC
1 Preseason 2 Michigan State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 3 Nebraska NA Big 8
1 Preseason 4 UCLA NA AAWU
1 Preseason 5 Arkansas NA SWC
1 Preseason 6 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 7 Syracuse NA Ind
1 Preseason 8 Purdue NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 9 Southern California NA AAWU
1 Preseason 10 Tennessee NA SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1966-09-19 1 Michigan State 2 Up 1 Big Ten
2 1966-09-19 2 UCLA 4 Up 2 AAWU
2 1966-09-19 3 Alabama 1 Down 2 SEC
2 1966-09-19 4 Nebraska 3 Down 1 Big 8
2 1966-09-19 5 Southern California 9 Up 4 AAWU
2 1966-09-19 6 Arkansas 5 Down 1 SWC
2 1966-09-19 7 Purdue 8 Up 1 Big Ten
2 1966-09-19 8 Notre Dame 6 Down 2 Ind
2 1966-09-19 9 Michigan Up  Big Ten
2 1966-09-19 10 Baylor Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1966-09-26 1 Michigan State 1 NC Big Ten
3 1966-09-26 2 UCLA 2 NC AAWU
3 1966-09-26 3 Alabama 3 NC SEC
3 1966-09-26 4 Notre Dame 8 Up 4 Ind
3 1966-09-26 5 Southern California 5 NC AAWU
3 1966-09-26 6 Nebraska 4 Down 2 Big 8
3 1966-09-26 7 Arkansas 6 Down 1 SWC
3 1966-09-26 8 Michigan 9 Up 1 Big Ten
3 1966-09-26 9 Georgia Tech Up  Ind
3 1966-09-26 10 Tennessee Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1966-10-03 1 Michigan State 1 NC Big Ten
4 1966-10-03 2 UCLA 2 NC AAWU
4 1966-10-03 3 Notre Dame 4 Up 1 Ind
4 1966-10-03 4 Alabama 3 Down 1 SEC
4 1966-10-03 5 Arkansas 7 Up 2 SWC
4 1966-10-03 6 Southern California 5 Down 1 AAWU
4 1966-10-03 7 Nebraska 6 Down 1 Big 8
4 1966-10-03 8 Tennessee 10 Up 2 SEC
4 1966-10-03 9 Georgia Tech 9 NC Ind
4 1966-10-03 10 Florida Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1966-10-10 1 Michigan State 1 NC Big Ten
5 1966-10-10 2 Notre Dame 3 Up 1 Ind
5 1966-10-10 3 Alabama 4 Up 1 SEC
5 1966-10-10 4 UCLA 2 Down 2 AAWU
5 1966-10-10 5 Southern California 6 Up 1 AAWU
5 1966-10-10 6 Nebraska 7 Up 1 Big 8
5 1966-10-10 7 Georgia Tech 9 Up 2 Ind
5 1966-10-10 8 Florida 10 Up 2 SEC
5 1966-10-10 9 Purdue Up  Big Ten
5 1966-10-10 10 Baylor Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1966-10-17 1 Notre Dame 2 Up 1 Ind
6 1966-10-17 2 Michigan State 1 Down 1 Big Ten
6 1966-10-17 3 UCLA 4 Up 1 AAWU
6 1966-10-17 4 Alabama 3 Down 1 SEC
6 1966-10-17 5 Southern California 5 NC AAWU
6 1966-10-17 6 Georgia Tech 7 Up 1 Ind
6 1966-10-17 7 Nebraska 6 Down 1 Big 8
6 1966-10-17 8 Florida 8 NC SEC
6 1966-10-17 9 Purdue 9 NC Big Ten
6 1966-10-17 10 Oklahoma Up  Big 8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1966-10-24 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
7 1966-10-24 2 Michigan State 2 NC Big Ten
7 1966-10-24 3 UCLA 3 NC AAWU
7 1966-10-24 4 Alabama 4 NC SEC
7 1966-10-24 5 Southern California 5 NC AAWU
7 1966-10-24 6 Georgia Tech 6 NC Ind
7 1966-10-24 7 Florida 8 Up 1 SEC
7 1966-10-24 8 Nebraska 7 Down 1 Big 8
7 1966-10-24 9 Arkansas Up  SWC
7 1966-10-24 10 Wyoming Up  WAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1966-10-31 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
8 1966-10-31 2 Michigan State 2 NC Big Ten
8 1966-10-31 3 UCLA 3 NC AAWU
8 1966-10-31 4 Alabama 4 NC SEC
8 1966-10-31 5 Georgia Tech 6 Up 1 Ind
8 1966-10-31 6 Nebraska 8 Up 2 Big 8
8 1966-10-31 7 Florida 7 NC SEC
8 1966-10-31 8 Arkansas 9 Up 1 SWC
8 1966-10-31 9 Southern California 5 Down 4 AAWU
8 1966-10-31 10 Tennessee Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1966-11-07 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
9 1966-11-07 2 Michigan State 2 NC Big Ten
9 1966-11-07 3 Alabama 4 Up 1 SEC
9 1966-11-07 4 Nebraska 6 Up 2 Big 8
9 1966-11-07 5 Georgia Tech 5 NC Ind
9 1966-11-07 6 Arkansas 8 Up 2 SWC
9 1966-11-07 7 Southern California 9 Up 2 AAWU
9 1966-11-07 8 UCLA 3 Down 5 AAWU
9 1966-11-07 9 Georgia Up  SEC
9 1966-11-07 10 Tennessee 10 NC SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1966-11-14 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
10 1966-11-14 2 Michigan State 2 NC Big Ten
10 1966-11-14 3 Alabama 3 NC SEC
10 1966-11-14 4 Nebraska 4 NC Big 8
10 1966-11-14 5 Georgia Tech 5 NC Ind
10 1966-11-14 6 Arkansas 6 NC SWC
10 1966-11-14 7 Southern California 7 NC AAWU
10 1966-11-14 8 UCLA 8 NC AAWU
10 1966-11-14 9 Georgia 9 NC SEC
10 1966-11-14 10 Purdue Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1966-11-21 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
11 1966-11-21 2 Michigan State 2 NC Big Ten
11 1966-11-21 3 Alabama 3 NC SEC
11 1966-11-21 4 Nebraska 4 NC Big 8
11 1966-11-21 5 Georgia Tech 5 NC Ind
11 1966-11-21 6 UCLA 8 Up 2 AAWU
11 1966-11-21 7 Georgia 9 Up 2 SEC
11 1966-11-21 8 Purdue 10 Up 2 Big Ten
11 1966-11-21 9 Florida Up  SEC
11 1966-11-21 10 Southern California 7 Down 3 AAWU
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 1966-11-28 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
12 1966-11-28 2 Michigan State 2 NC Big Ten
12 1966-11-28 3 Alabama 3 NC SEC
12 1966-11-28 4 Georgia 7 Up 3 SEC
12 1966-11-28 5 UCLA 6 Up 1 AAWU
12 1966-11-28 6 Nebraska 4 Down 2 Big 8
12 1966-11-28 7 Purdue 8 Up 1 Big Ten
12 1966-11-28 8 Georgia Tech 5 Down 3 Ind
12 1966-11-28 9 Miami (FL) Up  Ind
12 1966-11-28 10 Southern Methodist Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
13 Final 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
13 Final 2 Michigan State 2 NC Big Ten
13 Final 3 Alabama 3 NC SEC
13 Final 4 Georgia 4 NC SEC
13 Final 5 UCLA 5 NC AAWU
13 Final 6 Nebraska 6 NC Big 8
13 Final 7 Purdue 7 NC Big Ten
13 Final 8 Georgia Tech 8 NC Ind
13 Final 9 Miami (FL) 9 NC Ind
13 Final 10 Southern Methodist 10 NC SWC