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National Champion: Ohio State (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: O.J. Simpson (Southern California)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Woody Hayes (Ohio State)

AP Preseason #1: Purdue ▪ AP Final #1: Ohio State

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Purdue NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 2 Southern California NA Pac-8
1 Preseason 3 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 4 Oklahoma NA Big 8
1 Preseason 5 Texas NA SWC
1 Preseason 6 Oregon State NA Pac-8
1 Preseason 7 Florida NA SEC
1 Preseason 8 Penn State NA Ind
1 Preseason 9 Tennessee NA SEC
1 Preseason 10 Alabama NA SEC
1 Preseason 11 Ohio State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 12 Texas A&M NA SWC
1 Preseason 13 Indiana NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 14 Nebraska NA Big 8
1 Preseason 15 Minnesota NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 16 UCLA NA Pac-8
1 Preseason 17 Arizona State NA WAC
1 Preseason 18 Louisiana State NA SEC
1 Preseason 19 Syracuse NA Ind
1 Preseason 20 Miami (FL) NA Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1968-09-16 1 Purdue 1 NC Big Ten
2 1968-09-16 2 Southern California 2 NC Pac-8
2 1968-09-16 3 Notre Dame 3 NC Ind
2 1968-09-16 4 Texas 5 Up 1 SWC
2 1968-09-16 5 Oklahoma 4 Down 1 Big 8
2 1968-09-16 6 Florida 7 Up 1 SEC
2 1968-09-16 7 Alabama 10 Up 3 SEC
2 1968-09-16 8 Oregon State 6 Down 2 Pac-8
2 1968-09-16 9 Ohio State 11 Up 2 Big Ten
2 1968-09-16 10 Penn State 8 Down 2 Ind
2 1968-09-16 11 Houston (1-0-0) Up  Ind
2 1968-09-16 12 Tennessee (0-0-1) 9 Down 3 SEC
2 1968-09-16 13 Texas A&M 12 Down 1 SWC
2 1968-09-16 14 Nebraska (1-0-0) 14 NC Big 8
2 1968-09-16 15 Indiana 13 Down 2 Big Ten
2 1968-09-16 16 UCLA 16 NC Pac-8
2 1968-09-16 16 Minnesota 15 Down 1 Big Ten
2 1968-09-16 18 Georgia (0-0-1) Up  SEC
2 1968-09-16 19 Miami (FL) 20 Up 1 Ind
2 1968-09-16 20 Louisiana State 18 Down 2 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1968-09-23 1 Purdue (1-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
3 1968-09-23 2 Notre Dame (1-0-0) 3 Up 1 Ind
3 1968-09-23 3 Southern California (1-0-0) 2 Down 1 Pac-8
3 1968-09-23 4 Penn State (1-0-0) 10 Up 6 Ind
3 1968-09-23 5 Florida (1-0-0) 6 Up 1 SEC
3 1968-09-23 6 Texas (0-0-1) 4 Down 2 SWC
3 1968-09-23 7 Alabama (1-0-0) 7 NC SEC
3 1968-09-23 8 UCLA (1-0-0) 16 Up 8 Pac-8
3 1968-09-23 9 Nebraska (2-0-0) 14 Up 5 Big 8
3 1968-09-23 10 Houston (1-0-1) 11 Up 1 Ind
3 1968-09-23 11 Ohio State 9 Down 2 Big Ten
3 1968-09-23 12 Kansas (1-0-0) Up  Big 8
3 1968-09-23 13 Indiana (1-0-0) 15 Up 2 Big Ten
3 1968-09-23 14 Louisiana State (1-0-0) 20 Up 6 SEC
3 1968-09-23 15 Miami (FL) (1-0-0) 19 Up 4 Ind
3 1968-09-23 16 Tennessee (0-0-1) 12 Down 4 SEC
3 1968-09-23 17 Minnesota (0-1-0) 16 Down 1 Big Ten
3 1968-09-23 18 Oregon State (0-1-0) 8 Down 10 Pac-8
3 1968-09-23 19 Arizona State (1-0-0) Up  WAC
3 1968-09-23 20 Wyoming (1-1-0) Up  WAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1968-09-30 1 Purdue (2-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
4 1968-09-30 2 Southern California (2-0-0) 3 Up 1 Pac-8
4 1968-09-30 3 Penn State (2-0-0) 4 Up 1 Ind
4 1968-09-30 4 Florida (2-0-0) 5 Up 1 SEC
4 1968-09-30 5 Notre Dame (1-1-0) 2 Down 3 Ind
4 1968-09-30 6 Ohio State (1-0-0) 11 Up 5 Big Ten
4 1968-09-30 7 Nebraska (3-0-0) 9 Up 2 Big 8
4 1968-09-30 8 Kansas (2-0-0) 12 Up 4 Big 8
4 1968-09-30 9 UCLA (2-0-0) 8 Down 1 Pac-8
4 1968-09-30 10 Louisiana State (2-0-0) 14 Up 4 SEC
4 1968-09-30 11 Alabama (2-0-0) 7 Down 4 SEC
4 1968-09-30 12 Houston (1-0-1) 10 Down 2 Ind
4 1968-09-30 13 Miami (FL) (2-0-0) 15 Up 2 Ind
4 1968-09-30 14 Arizona State (2-0-0) 19 Up 5 WAC
4 1968-09-30 15 Tennessee (1-0-1) 16 Up 1 SEC
4 1968-09-30 16 Georgia (1-0-1) Up  SEC
4 1968-09-30 17 Texas A&M (1-1-0) Up  SWC
4 1968-09-30 18 California (2-0-0) Up  Pac-8
4 1968-09-30 19 Michigan State (2-0-0) Up  Big Ten
4 1968-09-30 20 Arkansas (2-0-0) Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1968-10-07 1 Purdue (3-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
5 1968-10-07 2 Southern California (3-0-0) 2 NC Pac-8
5 1968-10-07 3 Penn State (3-0-0) 3 NC Ind
5 1968-10-07 4 Ohio State (2-0-0) 6 Up 2 Big Ten
5 1968-10-07 5 Notre Dame (2-1-0) 5 NC Ind
5 1968-10-07 6 Kansas (3-0-0) 8 Up 2 Big 8
5 1968-10-07 7 Florida (3-0-0) 4 Down 3 SEC
5 1968-10-07 8 Louisiana State (3-0-0) 10 Up 2 SEC
5 1968-10-07 9 Nebraska (3-0-0) 7 Down 2 Big 8
5 1968-10-07 10 Tennessee (2-0-1) 15 Up 5 SEC
5 1968-10-07 11 Houston (2-0-1) 12 Up 1 Ind
5 1968-10-07 12 Michigan State (3-0-0) 19 Up 7 Big Ten
5 1968-10-07 13 Mississippi (3-0-0) Up  SEC
5 1968-10-07 14 Arkansas (3-0-0) 20 Up 6 SWC
5 1968-10-07 15 Syracuse (2-1-0) Up  Ind
5 1968-10-07 16 California (3-0-0) 18 Up 2 Pac-8
5 1968-10-07 17 Georgia (2-0-1) 16 Down 1 SEC
5 1968-10-07 18 Stanford (3-0-0) Up  Pac-8
5 1968-10-07 19 Florida State (2-1-0) Up  Ind
5 1968-10-07 20 Oregon State (2-1-0) Up  Pac-8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1968-10-14 1 Southern California (4-0-0) 2 Up 1 Pac-8
6 1968-10-14 2 Ohio State (3-0-0) 4 Up 2 Big Ten
6 1968-10-14 3 Penn State (4-0-0) 3 NC Ind
6 1968-10-14 4 Kansas (4-0-0) 6 Up 2 Big 8
6 1968-10-14 5 Purdue (3-1-0) 1 Down 4 Big Ten
6 1968-10-14 6 Notre Dame (3-1-0) 5 Down 1 Ind
6 1968-10-14 7 Florida (4-0-0) 7 NC SEC
6 1968-10-14 8 Tennessee (3-0-1) 10 Up 2 SEC
6 1968-10-14 9 Arkansas (4-0-0) 14 Up 5 SWC
6 1968-10-14 10 Georgia (3-0-1) 17 Up 7 SEC
6 1968-10-14 11 Syracuse (3-1-0) 15 Up 4 Ind
6 1968-10-14 12 Miami (FL) (3-1-0) Up  Ind
6 1968-10-14 13 Nebraska (3-1-0) 9 Down 4 Big 8
6 1968-10-14 14 Stanford (3-1-0) 18 Up 4 Pac-8
6 1968-10-14 15 Texas Tech (3-0-1) Up  SWC
6 1968-10-14 16 Mississippi (3-1-0) 13 Down 3 SEC
6 1968-10-14 17 Texas (2-1-1) Up  SWC
6 1968-10-14 18 Michigan (3-1-0) Up  Big Ten
6 1968-10-14 19 Indiana (3-1-0) Up  Big Ten
6 1968-10-14 20 Louisiana State (3-1-0) 8 Down 12 SEC
6 1968-10-14 20 Missouri (3-1-0) Up  Big 8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1968-10-21 1 Southern California (5-0-0) 1 NC Pac-8
7 1968-10-21 2 Ohio State (4-0-0) 2 NC Big Ten
7 1968-10-21 3 Kansas (5-0-0) 4 Up 1 Big 8
7 1968-10-21 4 Penn State (4-0-0) 3 Down 1 Ind
7 1968-10-21 5 Notre Dame (4-1-0) 6 Up 1 Ind
7 1968-10-21 6 Tennessee (4-0-1) 8 Up 2 SEC
7 1968-10-21 7 Purdue (4-1-0) 5 Down 2 Big Ten
7 1968-10-21 8 Georgia (4-0-1) 10 Up 2 SEC
7 1968-10-21 9 Miami (FL) (4-1-0) 12 Up 3 Ind
7 1968-10-21 10 Syracuse (3-1-0) 11 Up 1 Ind
7 1968-10-21 11 California (4-1-0) Up  Pac-8
7 1968-10-21 12 Michigan (4-1-0) 18 Up 6 Big Ten
7 1968-10-21 13 Texas (3-1-1) 17 Up 4 SWC
7 1968-10-21 14 Missouri (4-1-0) 20 Up 6 Big 8
7 1968-10-21 15 Florida (4-1-0) 7 Down 8 SEC
7 1968-10-21 16 Arkansas (4-1-0) 9 Down 7 SWC
7 1968-10-21 17 Mississippi (4-1-0) 16 Down 1 SEC
7 1968-10-21 18 Louisiana State (4-1-0) 20 Up 2 SEC
7 1968-10-21 19 Texas Tech (3-0-2) 15 Down 4 SWC
7 1968-10-21 20 Florida State (3-1-0) Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1968-10-28 1 Southern California (5-0-0) 1 NC Pac-8
8 1968-10-28 2 Ohio State (5-0-0) 2 NC Big Ten
8 1968-10-28 3 Kansas (6-0-0) 3 NC Big 8
8 1968-10-28 4 Penn State (5-0-0) 4 NC Ind
8 1968-10-28 5 Tennessee (4-0-1) 6 Up 1 SEC
8 1968-10-28 6 Purdue (5-1-0) 7 Up 1 Big Ten
8 1968-10-28 7 Georgia (5-0-1) 8 Up 1 SEC
8 1968-10-28 8 California (5-1-0) 11 Up 3 Pac-8
8 1968-10-28 9 Michigan (5-1-0) 12 Up 3 Big Ten
8 1968-10-28 10 Missouri (5-1-0) 14 Up 4 Big 8
8 1968-10-28 11 Texas (4-1-1) 13 Up 2 SWC
8 1968-10-28 12 Notre Dame (4-2-0) 5 Down 7 Ind
8 1968-10-28 13 Southern Methodist (5-1-0) Up  SWC
8 1968-10-28 14 Louisiana State (5-1-0) 18 Up 4 SEC
8 1968-10-28 15 Houston (3-1-1) Up  Ind
8 1968-10-28 16 Michigan State (4-2-0) Up  Big Ten
8 1968-10-28 17 Arkansas (5-1-0) 16 Down 1 SWC
8 1968-10-28 18 Florida State (4-1-0) 20 Up 2 Ind
8 1968-10-28 19 Ohio (6-0-0) Up  MAC
8 1968-10-28 20 Florida (4-1-1) 15 Down 5 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1968-11-04 1 Southern California (6-0-0) 1 NC Pac-8
9 1968-11-04 2 Ohio State (6-0-0) 2 NC Big Ten
9 1968-11-04 3 Kansas (7-0-0) 3 NC Big 8
9 1968-11-04 4 Penn State (6-0-0) 4 NC Ind
9 1968-11-04 5 Tennessee (5-0-1) 5 NC SEC
9 1968-11-04 6 Purdue (6-1-0) 6 NC Big Ten
9 1968-11-04 7 Michigan (6-1-0) 9 Up 2 Big Ten
9 1968-11-04 8 Missouri (6-1-0) 10 Up 2 Big 8
9 1968-11-04 9 Georgia (5-0-2) 7 Down 2 SEC
9 1968-11-04 10 Texas (5-1-1) 11 Up 1 SWC
9 1968-11-04 11 California (5-1-1) 8 Down 3 Pac-8
9 1968-11-04 12 Notre Dame (5-2-0) 12 NC Ind
9 1968-11-04 13 Houston (3-1-2) 15 Up 2 Ind
9 1968-11-04 14 Arkansas (6-1-0) 17 Up 3 SWC
9 1968-11-04 15 Oregon State (5-2-0) Up  Pac-8
9 1968-11-04 16 Ohio (7-0-0) 19 Up 3 MAC
9 1968-11-04 17 Michigan State (4-3-0) 16 Down 1 Big Ten
9 1968-11-04 18 Auburn (5-2-0) Up  SEC
9 1968-11-04 19 Wyoming (6-2-0) Up  WAC
9 1968-11-04 20 Louisiana State (5-2-0) 14 Down 6 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1968-11-11 1 Southern California (7-0-0) 1 NC Pac-8
10 1968-11-11 2 Ohio State (7-0-0) 2 NC Big Ten
10 1968-11-11 3 Penn State (7-0-0) 4 Up 1 Ind
10 1968-11-11 4 Michigan (7-1-0) 7 Up 3 Big Ten
10 1968-11-11 5 Georgia (6-0-2) 9 Up 4 SEC
10 1968-11-11 6 Missouri (7-1-0) 8 Up 2 Big 8
10 1968-11-11 7 Kansas (7-1-0) 3 Down 4 Big 8
10 1968-11-11 8 Texas (6-1-1) 10 Up 2 SWC
10 1968-11-11 9 Notre Dame (6-2-0) 12 Up 3 Ind
10 1968-11-11 10 Arkansas (7-1-0) 14 Up 4 SWC
10 1968-11-11 11 Tennessee (5-1-1) 5 Down 6 SEC
10 1968-11-11 12 Auburn (6-2-0) 18 Up 6 SEC
10 1968-11-11 13 Oregon State (6-2-0) 15 Up 2 Pac-8
10 1968-11-11 14 Houston (4-1-2) 13 Down 1 Ind
10 1968-11-11 15 Purdue (6-2-0) 6 Down 9 Big Ten
10 1968-11-11 16 Alabama (6-2-0) Up  SEC
10 1968-11-11 17 Ohio (8-0-0) 16 Down 1 MAC
10 1968-11-11 18 California (5-2-1) 11 Down 7 Pac-8
10 1968-11-11 19 Indiana (6-2-0) Up  Big Ten
10 1968-11-11 20 Wyoming (6-2-0) 19 Down 1 WAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1968-11-18 1 Southern California (8-0-0) 1 NC Pac-8
11 1968-11-18 2 Ohio State (8-0-0) 2 NC Big Ten
11 1968-11-18 3 Penn State (8-0-0) 3 NC Ind
11 1968-11-18 4 Michigan (8-1-0) 4 NC Big Ten
11 1968-11-18 5 Georgia (7-0-2) 5 NC SEC
11 1968-11-18 6 Texas (7-1-1) 8 Up 2 SWC
11 1968-11-18 7 Kansas (8-1-0) 7 NC Big 8
11 1968-11-18 8 Tennessee (6-1-1) 11 Up 3 SEC
11 1968-11-18 9 Arkansas (8-1-0) 10 Up 1 SWC
11 1968-11-18 10 Notre Dame (7-2-0) 9 Down 1 Ind
11 1968-11-18 11 Houston (5-1-2) 14 Up 3 Ind
11 1968-11-18 12 Purdue (7-2-0) 15 Up 3 Big Ten
11 1968-11-18 13 Missouri (7-2-0) 6 Down 7 Big 8
11 1968-11-18 14 Oklahoma (5-3-0) Up  Big 8
11 1968-11-18 15 Alabama (7-2-0) 16 Up 1 SEC
11 1968-11-18 16 Oregon State (6-3-0) 13 Down 3 Pac-8
11 1968-11-18 17 Ohio (9-0-0) 17 NC MAC
11 1968-11-18 18 California (6-2-1) 18 NC Pac-8
11 1968-11-18 19 Auburn (6-3-0) 12 Down 7 SEC
11 1968-11-18 20 Wyoming (7-2-0) 20 NC WAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 1968-11-25 1 Ohio State (9-0-0) 2 Up 1 Big Ten
12 1968-11-25 2 Southern California (9-0-0) 1 Down 1 Pac-8
12 1968-11-25 3 Penn State (9-0-0) 3 NC Ind
12 1968-11-25 4 Georgia (7-0-2) 5 Up 1 SEC
12 1968-11-25 5 Kansas (9-1-0) 7 Up 2 Big 8
12 1968-11-25 6 Texas (7-1-1) 6 NC SWC
12 1968-11-25 7 Tennessee (7-1-1) 8 Up 1 SEC
12 1968-11-25 8 Arkansas (9-1-0) 9 Up 1 SWC
12 1968-11-25 9 Notre Dame (7-2-0) 10 Up 1 Ind
12 1968-11-25 10 Houston (6-1-2) 11 Up 1 Ind
12 1968-11-25 11 Oklahoma (6-3-0) 14 Up 3 Big 8
12 1968-11-25 12 Purdue (8-2-0) 12 NC Big Ten
12 1968-11-25 13 Michigan (8-2-0) 4 Down 9 Big Ten
12 1968-11-25 14 Oregon State (7-3-0) 16 Up 2 Pac-8
12 1968-11-25 15 Alabama (7-2-0) 15 NC SEC
12 1968-11-25 16 Missouri (7-3-0) 13 Down 3 Big 8
12 1968-11-25 17 Ohio (10-0-0) 17 NC MAC
12 1968-11-25 18 Auburn (6-3-0) 19 Up 1 SEC
12 1968-11-25 19 Arizona (8-1-0) Up  WAC
12 1968-11-25 20 Arizona State (7-2-0) Up  WAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
13 1968-12-02 1 Ohio State (9-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
13 1968-12-02 2 Southern California (9-0-1) 2 NC Pac-8
13 1968-12-02 3 Penn State (9-0-0) 3 NC Ind
13 1968-12-02 4 Georgia (8-0-2) 4 NC SEC
13 1968-12-02 5 Texas (8-1-1) 6 Up 1 SWC
13 1968-12-02 6 Kansas (9-1-0) 5 Down 1 Big 8
13 1968-12-02 7 Notre Dame (7-2-1) 9 Up 2 Ind
13 1968-12-02 8 Tennessee (8-1-1) 7 Down 1 SEC
13 1968-12-02 9 Arkansas (9-1-0) 8 Down 1 SWC
13 1968-12-02 10 Oklahoma (7-3-0) 11 Up 1 Big 8
13 1968-12-02 11 Purdue (8-2-0) 12 Up 1 Big Ten
13 1968-12-02 12 Alabama (8-2-0) 15 Up 3 SEC
13 1968-12-02 13 Michigan (8-2-0) 13 NC Big Ten
13 1968-12-02 14 Oregon State (7-3-0) 14 NC Pac-8
13 1968-12-02 15 Ohio (10-0-0) 17 Up 2 MAC
13 1968-12-02 16 Missouri (7-3-0) 16 NC Big 8
13 1968-12-02 17 Arizona State (8-2-0) 20 Up 3 WAC
13 1968-12-02 18 Houston (6-2-2) 10 Down 8 Ind
13 1968-12-02 19 Florida State (8-2-0) Up  Ind
13 1968-12-02 20 Southern Methodist (7-3-0) Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
14 Final 1 Ohio State 1 NC Big Ten
14 Final 2 Penn State 3 Up 1 Ind
14 Final 3 Texas 5 Up 2 SWC
14 Final 4 Southern California 2 Down 2 Pac-8
14 Final 5 Notre Dame 7 Up 2 Ind
14 Final 6 Arkansas 9 Up 3 SWC
14 Final 7 Kansas 6 Down 1 Big 8
14 Final 8 Georgia 4 Down 4 SEC
14 Final 9 Missouri 16 Up 7 Big 8
14 Final 10 Purdue 11 Up 1 Big Ten
14 Final 11 Oklahoma 10 Down 1 Big 8
14 Final 12 Michigan 13 Up 1 Big Ten
14 Final 13 Tennessee 8 Down 5 SEC
14 Final 14 Southern Methodist 20 Up 6 SWC
14 Final 15 Oregon State 14 Down 1 Pac-8
14 Final 16 Auburn Up  SEC
14 Final 17 Alabama 12 Down 5 SEC
14 Final 18 Houston 18 NC Ind
14 Final 19 Louisiana State Up  SEC
14 Final 20 Ohio 15 Down 5 MAC