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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 Completions
1. John Eckman (WICHST) 195
2. Mark Reed (AZ) 193
3. Steve Spurrier (FL) 179
4. Terry Southall (BAY) 173
5. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 163
6. Danny Holman (SJST) 160
7. Jesse Kaye (TAM) 157
8. Jimmy Poole (DAVID) 156
9. Benny Russell (LOU) 142
10. Virgil Carter (BYU) 141
Pass Attempts
1. John Eckman (WICHST) 458
2. Mark Reed (AZ) 365
3. Terry Southall (BAY) 337
4. Jesse Kaye (TAM) 331
5. Benny Russell (LOU) 310
6. Billy Stevens (TXEP) 305
7. Virgil Carter (BYU) 293
8. Vidal Carlin (NTX) 292
9. Steve Spurrier (FL) 291
10. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 281
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Danny Holman (SJST) 61.5
2. Steve Spurrier (FL) 61.5
3. Bob Griese (PUR) 60.5
4. Jimmy Poole (DAVID) 60.2
5. Dewey Warren (TN) 59.4
6. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 58.0
7. Gerry Bellotti (NOVA) 56.8
8. Greg Barton (TLS) 56.6
9. Jimmy Addison (CLEM) 55.4
10. William Long (OHST) 55.2
Passing Yards
1. Mark Reed (AZ) 2368
2. John Eckman (WICHST) 2339
3. Virgil Carter (BYU) 2182
4. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 2107
5. Billy Stevens (TXEP) 2088
6. Benny Russell (LOU) 2016
7. Steve Spurrier (FL) 2012
8. Terry Southall (BAY) 1986
9. Danny Holman (SJST) 1925
10. Jesse Kaye (TAM) 1891
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Terry Hanratty (NDAME) 8.5
2. Bo Burris (HOU) 8.2
3. Bob Griese (PUR) 8.1
4. Jimmy Addison (CLEM) 8.0
5. Gary Beban (UCLA) 7.9
6. Mickey Beard (DART) 7.9
7. Jon Brittenum (AR) 7.7
8. Alan Pastrana (MD) 7.7
9. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 7.5
10. John Goodman (AZST) 7.5
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Dewey Warren (TN) 7.7
2. Mickey Beard (DART) 7.1
3. Bob Griese (PUR) 6.9
4. Steve Spurrier (FL) 6.8
5. Dick Vidmer (MI) 6.6
6. Terry Hanratty (NDAME) 6.5
7. Jon Brittenum (AR) 6.5
8. Virgil Carter (BYU) 6.4
9. Danny Holman (SJST) 6.2
10. Alan Pastrana (MD) 6.2
Passing Touchdowns
1. Bo Burris (HOU) 22
2. Virgil Carter (BYU) 21
3. Mark Reed (AZ) 20
4. Billy Stevens (TXEP) 19
5. Dewey Warren (TN) 18
6. Alan Pastrana (MD) 17
  Hank Washington (WTXAM) 17
  Sal Olivas (NMST) 17
9. Steve Spurrier (FL) 16
  Terry Southall (BAY) 16
Passing Interceptions
1. John Eckman (WICHST) 34
2. Vidal Carlin (NTX) 24
3. Terry Southall (BAY) 23
4. Bo Burris (HOU) 21
5. Tom Sparlin (WA) 19
  Edd Hargett (TXAM) 19
  Jesse Kaye (TAM) 19
8. Ed Podolak (IA) 18
  Bob Lee (PAC) 18
10. John Cartwright (NAVY) 17
  Billy Stevens (TXEP) 17
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Dewey Warren (TN) 142.2
2. Mickey Beard (DART) 140.5
3. Bob Griese (PUR) 137.0
4. Steve Spurrier (FL) 132.2
5. Bo Burris (HOU) 131.6
6. Alan Pastrana (MD) 131.3
7. Danny Holman (SJST) 129.7
8. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 129.6
9. Terry Hanratty (NDAME) 128.7
10. Jimmy Addison (CLEM) 125.4
Rush Attempts
1. Don Fitzgerald (KENT) 296
2. Ray McDonald (ID) 259
3. Garrett Ford (WV) 236
4. Pete Pifer (ORST) 230
5. Jim Bohl (NMST) 218
6. Cornelius Davis (KSST) 210
7. Chris Gilbert (TX) 206
  Pete Larson (CORN) 206
9. John Ogden (BYU) 204
  Tim Majerle (WMI) 204
Rushing Yards
1. Ray McDonald (ID) 1329
2. Don Fitzgerald (KENT) 1245
3. Jim Bohl (NMST) 1148
4. Pete Pifer (ORST) 1088
5. Chris Gilbert (TX) 1080
6. Garrett Ford (WV) 1068
7. Dickie Post (HOU) 1061
8. Cornelius Davis (KSST) 1028
9. Larry Csonka (SYR) 1012
10. Pete Larson (CORN) 979
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. MacArthur Lane (UTST) 7.6
2. Gene Ryzewicz (DART) 7.4
3. Nick Eddy (NDAME) 7.1
4. Mercury Morris (WTXAM) 6.8
5. Mike Hull* (SCA) 6.7
6. Bob Grim (ORST) 6.6
7. Bobby Leo (HARV) 6.4
8. Larry Good (GATECH) 6.2
9. Doug Dalton (NMST) 6.1
10. Bob Campbell (PAST) 6.1
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Lee Jones (BUF) 16
2. Ray McDonald (ID) 14
3. Tommy Francisco (VATECH) 13
  Jim Bohl (NMST) 13
  Marv Hubbard (COLG) 13
6. Floyd Little (SYR) 12
  Don Fitzgerald (KENT) 12
  Lenny Snow (GATECH) 12
  Pete Pifer (ORST) 12
10. Oscar Reed (COST) 10
  Jay Calabrese (DUKE) 10
  Wilmer Cooks (CO) 10
  Mel Farr (UCLA) 10
  Tim Majerle (WMI) 10
  Gary Beban (UCLA) 10
Receptions
1. Glenn Meltzer (WICHST) 91
2. Jim Greth (AZ) 76
  Jack Clancy (MI) 76
4. John Love (NTX) 68
5. Chuck Albertson (WMMARY) 67
6. Jim Beirne (PUR) 64
7. Richard Trapp (FL) 63
8. Phil Odle (BYU) 60
  John Wright (IL) 60
10. Dave Szymakowski (WTXAM) 59
  Jim Zamberlan (LOU) 59
Receiving Yards
1. John Love (NTX) 1130
2. Glenn Meltzer (WICHST) 1115
3. Jack Clancy (MI) 1077
4. Jim Greth (AZ) 1003
5. Phil Odle (BYU) 920
6. Ron Sellers (FLST) 874
7. Richard Trapp (FL) 872
8. Jim Seymour (NDAME) 862
9. John Wright (IL) 831
10. Ken Hebert (HOU) 800
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Gene Washington (MIST) 25.1
2. Mike Dennis (LOU) 24.6
3. Billy Van Heusen (MD) 21.4
4. Ken Hebert (HOU) 21.1
5. Dave Jones (KSST) 20.6
6. Robbie Hahn (FURM) 20.6
7. Tom Busch (IAST) 20.1
8. Emilio Vallez (NM) 19.6
9. David Karns (TXEP) 19.4
10. Gary Crain (WMI) 18.8
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Ken Hebert (HOU) 11
2. Ned Carr (WMMARY) 10
  David Karns (TXEP) 10
  John Love (NTX) 10
5. Mike Carroll (NMST) 9
  John Erisman (MIAOH) 9
7. Jim Greth (AZ) 8
  Jim Beirne (PUR) 8
  Jim Seymour (NDAME) 8
10. Brent Roberts (TLS) 7
  Robbie Hahn (FURM) 7
  Gene Washington (MIST) 7
  Richard Trapp (FL) 7
  Jerry Marion (WY) 7
  Jerry Levias (SMETH) 7
  Austin Denney (TN) 7
  Billy Van Heusen (MD) 7
  Bob Wallace (TXEP) 7
  Ray Perkins (AL) 7
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Don Fitzgerald (KENT) 297
2. Ray McDonald (ID) 267
3. Garrett Ford (WV) 238
4. Jim Bohl (NMST) 230
  Pete Pifer (ORST) 230
6. Pete Larson (CORN) 216
  Lenny Snow (GATECH) 216
8. Cornelius Davis (KSST) 214
9. Tommy Francisco (VATECH) 211
10. Chris Gilbert (TX) 208
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Ray McDonald (ID) 1384
2. Jim Bohl (NMST) 1259
3. Don Fitzgerald (KENT) 1242
4. Dickie Post (HOU) 1151
5. Frank Quayle (VA) 1147
6. John Love (NTX) 1125
7. Glenn Meltzer (WICHST) 1115
8. Chris Gilbert (TX) 1096
9. Pete Larson (CORN) 1093
10. Cornelius Davis (KSST) 1091
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Lee Jones (BUF) 16
2. Ray McDonald (ID) 15
  Jim Bohl (NMST) 15
4. Tommy Francisco (VATECH) 14
  Floyd Little (SYR) 14
6. Marv Hubbard (COLG) 13
7. Lenny Snow (GATECH) 12
  Don Fitzgerald (KENT) 12
  Larry Smith (FL) 12
  Pete Pifer (ORST) 12
Total Plays
1. John Eckman (WICHST) 539
2. Benny Russell (LOU) 427
3. Mark Reed (AZ) 419
4. Terry Southall (BAY) 398
5. Virgil Carter (BYU) 388
6. Jesse Kaye (TAM) 375
7. Jimmy Poole (DAVID) 369
8. Danny Holman (SJST) 368
9. Steve Spurrier (FL) 367
10. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 362
Total Yards
1. Virgil Carter (BYU) 2545
2. Mark Reed (AZ) 2294
3. Benny Russell (LOU) 2289
4. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 2185
5. John Eckman (WICHST) 2174
6. Steve Spurrier (FL) 2078
7. Terry Southall (BAY) 1993
8. Bob Griese (PUR) 1964
9. Bill Creeden (PA) 1932
10. Jimmy Poole (DAVID) 1925
Total Touchdowns
1. Virgil Carter (BYU) 30
2. Bo Burris (HOU) 26
3. Mark Reed (AZ) 24
4. Dewey Warren (TN) 23
5. Alan Pastrana (MD) 21
  Billy Stevens (TXEP) 21
7. Sal Olivas (NMST) 20
  Hank Washington (WTXAM) 20
  Bruce Matte (MIAOH) 20
10. Bob Lee (PAC) 18
  Bob Griese (PUR) 18
  Jimmy Poole (DAVID) 18