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1968 Polls

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