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1966 Year Summary

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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

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 10 105 61 42 2 .590 5 4 1 0 .800 9.88 7.15 2 2 Alabama
Georgia
2 Southwest Conference 8 82 40 41 1 .494 2 1 1 0 .500 8.32 7.81 1 1 Southern Methodist
3 Athletic Association of Western Universities 8 81 43 38 0 .531 1 0 1 0 .000 3.88 2.62 2 1 Southern California
4 Big Ten Conference 10 100 45 50 5 .475 1 1 0 0 1.000 3.11 4.36 2 2 Michigan State
5 Independent 32 322 188 128 6 .593 5 1 4 0 .200 1.84 -1.21 2 3
6 Western Athletic Conference 6 61 33 28 0 .541 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.54 0.78 0 0 Wyoming
7 Big Eight Conference 8 81 36 39 6 .481 1 0 1 0 .000 1.05 2.03 1 1 Nebraska
8 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 80 30 50 0 .375 0 0 0 0 0.13 4.29 0 0 Clemson
9 Missouri Valley Conference 5 50 25 25 0 .500 0 0 0 0 -2.24 -2.28 0 0 North Texas
Tulsa
10 Mid-American Conference 7 69 35 33 1 .514 0 0 0 0 -4.40 -5.43 0 0 Miami (OH)
Western Michigan
11 Ivy Group 8 72 37 35 0 .514 0 0 0 0 -4.95 -5.42 0 0 Dartmouth
Harvard
Princeton
12 Southern Conference 9 89 30 54 5 .365 0 0 0 0 -15.29 -10.54 0 0 East Carolina
William & Mary

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 Final
Notre Dame Ind 6 8 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Michigan State Big Ten 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Alabama SEC 1 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3
Georgia SEC                 9 9 7 4 4
UCLA AAWU 4 2 2 2 4 3 3 3 8 8 6 5 5
Nebraska Big 8 3 4 6 7 6 7 8 6 4 4 4 6 6
Purdue Big Ten 8 7     9 9       10 8 7 7
Georgia Tech Ind     9 9 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 8 8
Miami (FL) Ind                       9 9
Southern Methodist SWC                       10 10
School Conf Pre 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 Final
Arkansas SWC 5 6 7 5     9 8 6 6      
Baylor SWC   10     10                
Florida SEC       10 8 8 7 7     9    
Michigan Big Ten   9 8                    
Oklahoma Big 8           10              
Southern California AAWU 9 5 5 6 5 5 5 9 7 7 10    
Syracuse Ind 7                        
Tennessee SEC 10   10 8       10 10        
Wyoming WAC             10            

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Danny Holman (San Jose State) 61.5
2. Steve Spurrier (Florida) 61.5
3. Bob Griese (Purdue) 60.5
4. Jimmy Poole (Davidson) 60.2
5. Dewey Warren (Tennessee) 59.4
6. Hank Washington (West Texas A&M) 58.0
7. Gerry Bellotti (Villanova) 56.8
8. Greg Barton (Tulsa) 56.6
9. Jimmy Addison (Clemson) 55.4
10. William Long (Ohio State) 55.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dewey Warren (Tennessee) 7.7
2. Mickey Beard (Dartmouth) 7.1
3. Bob Griese (Purdue) 6.9
4. Steve Spurrier (Florida) 6.8
5. Dick Vidmer (Michigan) 6.6
6. Terry Hanratty (Notre Dame) 6.5
7. Jon Brittenum (Arkansas) 6.5
8. Virgil Carter (Brigham Young) 6.4
9. Danny Holman (San Jose State) 6.2
10. Alan Pastrana (Maryland) 6.2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Dewey Warren (Tennessee) 142.2
2. Mickey Beard (Dartmouth) 140.5
3. Bob Griese (Purdue) 137.0
4. Steve Spurrier (Florida) 132.2
5. Bo Burris (Houston) 131.6
6. Alan Pastrana (Maryland) 131.3
7. Danny Holman (San Jose State) 129.7
8. Hank Washington (West Texas A&M) 129.6
9. Terry Hanratty (Notre Dame) 128.7
10. Jimmy Addison (Clemson) 125.4

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Gene Washington (Michigan State) 25.1
2. Mike Dennis (Louisville) 24.6
3. Billy Van Heusen (Maryland) 21.4
4. Ken Hebert (Houston) 21.1
5. Dave Jones (Kansas State) 20.6
6. Robbie Hahn (Furman) 20.6
7. Tom Busch (Iowa State) 20.1
8. Emilio Vallez (New Mexico) 19.6
9. David Karns (Texas-El Paso) 19.4
10. Gary Crain (Western Michigan) 18.8

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Ray McDonald (Idaho) 1384
2. Jim Bohl (New Mexico State) 1259
3. Don Fitzgerald (Kent State) 1242
4. Dickie Post (Houston) 1151
5. Frank Quayle (Virginia) 1147
6. John Love (North Texas) 1125
7. Glenn Meltzer (Wichita State) 1115
8. Chris Gilbert (Texas) 1096
9. Pete Larson (Cornell) 1093
10. Cornelius Davis (Kansas State) 1091