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National Champion: Texas (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Steve Owens (Oklahoma)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bo Schembechler (Michigan)

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

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Ohio State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 2 Arkansas NA SWC
1 Preseason 3 Penn State NA Ind
1 Preseason 4 Texas NA SWC
1 Preseason 5 Southern California NA Pac-8
1 Preseason 6 Oklahoma NA Big 8
1 Preseason 7 Houston NA Ind
1 Preseason 8 Georgia NA SEC
1 Preseason 9 Mississippi NA SEC
1 Preseason 10 Missouri NA Big 8
1 Preseason 11 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 12 Michigan State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 13 Alabama NA SEC
1 Preseason 14 Indiana NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 15 Tennessee NA SEC
1 Preseason 16 Stanford NA Pac-8
1 Preseason 17 UCLA NA Pac-8
1 Preseason 18 Purdue NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 19 Minnesota NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 20 Auburn NA SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1969-09-22 1 Ohio State 1 NC Big Ten
2 1969-09-22 2 Penn State (1-0-0) 3 Up 1 Ind
2 1969-09-22 3 Arkansas (1-0-0) 2 Down 1 SWC
2 1969-09-22 4 Texas (1-0-0) 4 NC SWC
2 1969-09-22 5 Southern California (1-0-0) 5 NC Pac-8
2 1969-09-22 6 Oklahoma (1-0-0) 6 NC Big 8
2 1969-09-22 7 Georgia (1-0-0) 8 Up 1 SEC
2 1969-09-22 8 Mississippi (1-0-0) 9 Up 1 SEC
2 1969-09-22 9 Notre Dame (1-0-0) 11 Up 2 Ind
2 1969-09-22 10 Indiana (1-0-0) 14 Up 4 Big Ten
2 1969-09-22 11 Missouri (1-0-0) 10 Down 1 Big 8
2 1969-09-22 12 Florida (1-0-0) Up  SEC
2 1969-09-22 13 Michigan State (1-0-0) 12 Down 1 Big Ten
2 1969-09-22 14 UCLA (2-0-0) 17 Up 3 Pac-8
2 1969-09-22 15 Alabama (1-0-0) 13 Down 2 SEC
2 1969-09-22 16 Purdue (1-0-0) 18 Up 2 Big Ten
2 1969-09-22 17 Auburn (1-0-0) 20 Up 3 SEC
2 1969-09-22 18 Arizona State (1-0-0) Up  WAC
2 1969-09-22 19 Tennessee (1-0-0) 15 Down 4 SEC
2 1969-09-22 20 Michigan (1-0-0) Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1969-09-29 1 Ohio State (1-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
3 1969-09-29 2 Penn State (2-0-0) 2 NC Ind
3 1969-09-29 3 Arkansas (2-0-0) 3 NC SWC
3 1969-09-29 4 Texas (2-0-0) 4 NC SWC
3 1969-09-29 5 Southern California (2-0-0) 5 NC Pac-8
3 1969-09-29 6 Oklahoma (2-0-0) 6 NC Big 8
3 1969-09-29 7 Georgia (2-0-0) 7 NC SEC
3 1969-09-29 8 Purdue (2-0-0) 16 Up 8 Big Ten
3 1969-09-29 9 Missouri (2-0-0) 11 Up 2 Big 8
3 1969-09-29 10 Tennessee (2-0-0) 19 Up 9 SEC
3 1969-09-29 11 UCLA (3-0-0) 14 Up 3 Pac-8
3 1969-09-29 12 Florida (2-0-0) 12 NC SEC
3 1969-09-29 13 Michigan (2-0-0) 20 Up 7 Big Ten
3 1969-09-29 14 Michigan State (2-0-0) 13 Down 1 Big Ten
3 1969-09-29 15 Alabama (2-0-0) 15 NC SEC
3 1969-09-29 16 Louisiana State (2-0-0) Up  SEC
3 1969-09-29 17 Stanford (2-0-0) Up  Pac-8
3 1969-09-29 18 West Virginia (3-0-0) Up  Ind
3 1969-09-29 19 Wyoming (2-0-0) Up  WAC
3 1969-09-29 20 Mississippi (1-1-0) 8 Down 12 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1969-10-06 1 Ohio State (2-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
4 1969-10-06 2 Texas (3-0-0) 4 Up 2 SWC
4 1969-10-06 3 Arkansas (3-0-0) 3 NC SWC
4 1969-10-06 4 Southern California (3-0-0) 5 Up 1 Pac-8
4 1969-10-06 5 Penn State (3-0-0) 2 Down 3 Ind
4 1969-10-06 6 Georgia (3-0-0) 7 Up 1 SEC
4 1969-10-06 7 Missouri (3-0-0) 9 Up 2 Big 8
4 1969-10-06 8 Oklahoma (2-0-0) 6 Down 2 Big 8
4 1969-10-06 9 Purdue (3-0-0) 8 Down 1 Big Ten
4 1969-10-06 10 Tennessee (3-0-0) 10 NC SEC
4 1969-10-06 11 UCLA (4-0-0) 11 NC Pac-8
4 1969-10-06 12 Florida (3-0-0) 12 NC SEC
4 1969-10-06 13 Alabama (3-0-0) 15 Up 2 SEC
4 1969-10-06 14 Louisiana State (3-0-0) 16 Up 2 SEC
4 1969-10-06 15 Notre Dame (2-1-0) Up  Ind
4 1969-10-06 16 Stanford (2-1-0) 17 Up 1 Pac-8
4 1969-10-06 17 West Virginia (4-0-0) 18 Up 1 Ind
4 1969-10-06 18 Wyoming (3-0-0) 19 Up 1 WAC
4 1969-10-06 19 Michigan State (2-1-0) 14 Down 5 Big Ten
4 1969-10-06 20 Nebraska (2-1-0) Up  Big 8
4 1969-10-06 20 Auburn (2-1-0) Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1969-10-13 1 Ohio State (3-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
5 1969-10-13 2 Texas (4-0-0) 2 NC SWC
5 1969-10-13 3 Southern California (4-0-0) 4 Up 1 Pac-8
5 1969-10-13 4 Arkansas (3-0-0) 3 Down 1 SWC
5 1969-10-13 5 Penn State (4-0-0) 5 NC Ind
5 1969-10-13 6 Missouri (4-0-0) 7 Up 1 Big 8
5 1969-10-13 7 Tennessee (4-0-0) 10 Up 3 SEC
5 1969-10-13 8 UCLA (5-0-0) 11 Up 3 Pac-8
5 1969-10-13 9 Louisiana State (4-0-0) 14 Up 5 SEC
5 1969-10-13 10 Florida (4-0-0) 12 Up 2 SEC
5 1969-10-13 11 Notre Dame (3-1-0) 15 Up 4 Ind
5 1969-10-13 12 Oklahoma (2-1-0) 8 Down 4 Big 8
5 1969-10-13 13 Michigan (3-1-0) Up  Big Ten
5 1969-10-13 14 Georgia (3-1-0) 6 Down 8 SEC
5 1969-10-13 15 Auburn (3-1-0) 20 Up 5 SEC
5 1969-10-13 16 Wyoming (4-0-0) 18 Up 2 WAC
5 1969-10-13 17 Purdue (3-1-0) 9 Down 8 Big Ten
5 1969-10-13 18 Stanford (2-2-0) 16 Down 2 Pac-8
5 1969-10-13 19 Mississippi (2-2-0) Up  SEC
5 1969-10-13 20 Alabama (3-1-0) 13 Down 7 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1969-10-20 1 Ohio State (4-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
6 1969-10-20 2 Texas (4-0-0) 2 NC SWC
6 1969-10-20 3 Tennessee (5-0-0) 7 Up 4 SEC
6 1969-10-20 4 Arkansas (4-0-0) 4 NC SWC
6 1969-10-20 5 Missouri (5-0-0) 6 Up 1 Big 8
6 1969-10-20 6 UCLA (6-0-0) 8 Up 2 Pac-8
6 1969-10-20 7 Southern California (4-0-1) 3 Down 4 Pac-8
6 1969-10-20 8 Penn State (5-0-0) 5 Down 3 Ind
6 1969-10-20 9 Louisiana State (5-0-0) 9 NC SEC
6 1969-10-20 10 Florida (5-0-0) 10 NC SEC
6 1969-10-20 11 Oklahoma (3-1-0) 12 Up 1 Big 8
6 1969-10-20 12 Notre Dame (3-1-1) 11 Down 1 Ind
6 1969-10-20 13 Georgia (4-1-0) 14 Up 1 SEC
6 1969-10-20 14 Auburn (4-1-0) 15 Up 1 SEC
6 1969-10-20 15 Purdue (4-1-0) 17 Up 2 Big Ten
6 1969-10-20 16 Wyoming (5-0-0) 16 NC WAC
6 1969-10-20 17 Mississippi (3-2-0) 19 Up 2 SEC
6 1969-10-20 18 Kansas State (4-1-0) Up  Big 8
6 1969-10-20 19 Stanford (3-2-0) 18 Down 1 Pac-8
6 1969-10-20 20 Air Force (3-2-0) Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1969-10-27 1 Ohio State (5-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
7 1969-10-27 2 Texas (5-0-0) 2 NC SWC
7 1969-10-27 3 Tennessee (5-0-0) 3 NC SEC
7 1969-10-27 4 Arkansas (5-0-0) 4 NC SWC
7 1969-10-27 5 Penn State (6-0-0) 8 Up 3 Ind
7 1969-10-27 6 Southern California (5-0-1) 7 Up 1 Pac-8
7 1969-10-27 7 Florida (6-0-0) 10 Up 3 SEC
7 1969-10-27 8 Louisiana State (6-0-0) 9 Up 1 SEC
7 1969-10-27 9 UCLA (6-0-1) 6 Down 3 Pac-8
7 1969-10-27 10 Notre Dame (4-1-1) 12 Up 2 Ind
7 1969-10-27 11 Georgia (5-1-0) 13 Up 2 SEC
7 1969-10-27 12 Kansas State (5-1-0) 18 Up 6 Big 8
7 1969-10-27 13 Purdue (5-1-0) 15 Up 2 Big Ten
7 1969-10-27 14 Missouri (5-1-0) 5 Down 9 Big 8
7 1969-10-27 15 Wyoming (6-0-0) 16 Up 1 WAC
7 1969-10-27 16 Stanford (3-2-1) 19 Up 3 Pac-8
7 1969-10-27 17 Auburn (4-2-0) 14 Down 3 SEC
7 1969-10-27 18 Colorado (4-2-0) Up  Big 8
7 1969-10-27 19 Air Force (4-2-0) 20 Up 1 Ind
7 1969-10-27 20 Michigan (4-2-0) Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1969-11-03 1 Ohio State (6-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
8 1969-11-03 2 Texas (6-0-0) 2 NC SWC
8 1969-11-03 3 Tennessee (6-0-0) 3 NC SEC
8 1969-11-03 4 Arkansas (6-0-0) 4 NC SWC
8 1969-11-03 5 Penn State (7-0-0) 5 NC Ind
8 1969-11-03 6 Southern California (6-0-1) 6 NC Pac-8
8 1969-11-03 7 UCLA (7-0-1) 9 Up 2 Pac-8
8 1969-11-03 8 Notre Dame (5-1-1) 10 Up 2 Ind
8 1969-11-03 9 Missouri (6-1-0) 14 Up 5 Big 8
8 1969-11-03 10 Purdue (6-1-0) 13 Up 3 Big Ten
8 1969-11-03 11 Auburn (5-2-0) 17 Up 6 SEC
8 1969-11-03 12 Louisiana State (6-1-0) 8 Down 4 SEC
8 1969-11-03 13 Florida (6-1-0) 7 Down 6 SEC
8 1969-11-03 14 Stanford (4-2-1) 16 Up 2 Pac-8
8 1969-11-03 15 Kansas State (5-2-0) 12 Down 3 Big 8
8 1969-11-03 16 Georgia (5-2-0) 11 Down 5 SEC
8 1969-11-03 17 Mississippi (4-3-0) Up  SEC
8 1969-11-03 18 Michigan (5-2-0) 20 Up 2 Big Ten
8 1969-11-03 19 Air Force (5-2-0) 19 NC Ind
8 1969-11-03 20 Nebraska (5-2-0) Up  Big 8
8 1969-11-03 20 Oklahoma (4-2-0) Up  Big 8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1969-11-10 1 Ohio State (7-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
9 1969-11-10 2 Texas (7-0-0) 2 NC SWC
9 1969-11-10 3 Tennessee (7-0-0) 3 NC SEC
9 1969-11-10 4 Arkansas (7-0-0) 4 NC SWC
9 1969-11-10 5 Penn State (7-0-0) 5 NC Ind
9 1969-11-10 6 Southern California (7-0-1) 6 NC Pac-8
9 1969-11-10 7 UCLA (7-0-1) 7 NC Pac-8
9 1969-11-10 8 Missouri (7-1-0) 9 Up 1 Big 8
9 1969-11-10 9 Notre Dame (6-1-1) 8 Down 1 Ind
9 1969-11-10 10 Purdue (7-1-0) 10 NC Big Ten
9 1969-11-10 11 Auburn (6-2-0) 11 NC SEC
9 1969-11-10 12 Louisiana State (7-1-0) 12 NC SEC
9 1969-11-10 13 Stanford (5-2-1) 14 Up 1 Pac-8
9 1969-11-10 14 Michigan (6-2-0) 18 Up 4 Big Ten
9 1969-11-10 15 Florida (6-1-1) 13 Down 2 SEC
9 1969-11-10 16 Georgia (5-2-1) 16 NC SEC
9 1969-11-10 17 Nebraska (6-2-0) 20 Up 3 Big 8
9 1969-11-10 18 Houston (5-2-0) Up  Ind
9 1969-11-10 18 Mississippi (5-3-0) 17 Down 1 SEC
9 1969-11-10 20 Air Force (6-2-0) 19 Down 1 Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1969-11-17 1 Ohio State (8-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
10 1969-11-17 2 Texas (8-0-0) 2 NC SWC
10 1969-11-17 3 Arkansas (8-0-0) 4 Up 1 SWC
10 1969-11-17 4 Penn State (8-0-0) 5 Up 1 Ind
10 1969-11-17 5 Southern California (8-0-1) 6 Up 1 Pac-8
10 1969-11-17 6 UCLA (8-0-1) 7 Up 1 Pac-8
10 1969-11-17 7 Missouri (8-1-0) 8 Up 1 Big 8
10 1969-11-17 8 Notre Dame (7-1-1) 9 Up 1 Ind
10 1969-11-17 9 Tennessee (7-1-0) 3 Down 6 SEC
10 1969-11-17 10 Louisiana State (8-1-0) 12 Up 2 SEC
10 1969-11-17 11 Auburn (7-2-0) 11 NC SEC
10 1969-11-17 12 Michigan (7-2-0) 14 Up 2 Big Ten
10 1969-11-17 13 Mississippi (6-3-0) 18 Up 5 SEC
10 1969-11-17 14 Stanford (6-2-1) 13 Down 1 Pac-8
10 1969-11-17 15 Florida (7-1-1) 15 NC SEC
10 1969-11-17 16 Nebraska (7-2-0) 17 Up 1 Big 8
10 1969-11-17 17 Purdue (7-2-0) 10 Down 7 Big Ten
10 1969-11-17 18 West Virginia (8-1-0) Up  Ind
10 1969-11-17 19 Houston (6-2-0) 18 Down 1 Ind
10 1969-11-17 20 Toledo (9-0-0) Up  MAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1969-11-24 1 Texas (8-0-0) 2 Up 1 SWC
11 1969-11-24 2 Arkansas (8-0-0) 3 Up 1 SWC
11 1969-11-24 3 Penn State (9-0-0) 4 Up 1 Ind
11 1969-11-24 4 Ohio State (8-1-0) 1 Down 3 Big Ten
11 1969-11-24 5 Southern California (9-0-1) 5 NC Pac-8
11 1969-11-24 6 Missouri (9-1-0) 7 Up 1 Big 8
11 1969-11-24 7 Michigan (8-2-0) 12 Up 5 Big Ten
11 1969-11-24 8 Notre Dame (8-1-1) 8 NC Ind
11 1969-11-24 9 Louisiana State (9-1-0) 10 Up 1 SEC
11 1969-11-24 10 Tennessee (8-1-0) 9 Down 1 SEC
11 1969-11-24 11 UCLA (8-1-1) 6 Down 5 Pac-8
11 1969-11-24 12 Auburn (7-2-0) 11 Down 1 SEC
11 1969-11-24 13 Nebraska (8-2-0) 16 Up 3 Big 8
11 1969-11-24 14 Mississippi (6-3-0) 13 Down 1 SEC
11 1969-11-24 15 Stanford (7-2-1) 14 Down 1 Pac-8
11 1969-11-24 16 Purdue (8-2-0) 17 Up 1 Big Ten
11 1969-11-24 17 Florida (7-1-1) 15 Down 2 SEC
11 1969-11-24 18 Houston (7-2-0) 19 Up 1 Ind
11 1969-11-24 19 West Virginia (9-1-0) 18 Down 1 Ind
11 1969-11-24 20 Toledo (10-0-0) 20 NC MAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 1969-12-01 1 Texas (9-0-0) 1 NC SWC
12 1969-12-01 2 Arkansas (9-0-0) 2 NC SWC
12 1969-12-01 3 Penn State (10-0-0) 3 NC Ind
12 1969-12-01 4 Ohio State (8-1-0) 4 NC Big Ten
12 1969-12-01 5 Southern California (9-0-1) 5 NC Pac-8
12 1969-12-01 6 Missouri (9-1-0) 6 NC Big 8
12 1969-12-01 7 Michigan (8-2-0) 7 NC Big Ten
12 1969-12-01 8 Louisiana State (9-1-0) 9 Up 1 SEC
12 1969-12-01 9 Notre Dame (8-1-1) 8 Down 1 Ind
12 1969-12-01 10 UCLA (8-1-1) 11 Up 1 Pac-8
12 1969-12-01 11 Auburn (8-2-0) 12 Up 1 SEC
12 1969-12-01 12 Tennessee (9-1-0) 10 Down 2 SEC
12 1969-12-01 13 Nebraska (8-2-0) 13 NC Big 8
12 1969-12-01 14 Mississippi (7-3-0) 14 NC SEC
12 1969-12-01 15 Purdue (8-2-0) 16 Up 1 Big Ten
12 1969-12-01 16 West Virginia (9-1-0) 19 Up 3 Ind
12 1969-12-01 17 Stanford (7-2-1) 15 Down 2 Pac-8
12 1969-12-01 18 Florida (8-1-1) 17 Down 1 SEC
12 1969-12-01 19 Houston (8-2-0) 18 Down 1 Ind
12 1969-12-01 20 Toledo (10-0-0) 20 NC MAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
13 1969-12-08 1 Texas (10-0-0) 1 NC SWC
13 1969-12-08 2 Penn State (10-0-0) 3 Up 1 Ind
13 1969-12-08 3 Arkansas (9-1-0) 2 Down 1 SWC
13 1969-12-08 4 Ohio State (8-1-0) 4 NC Big Ten
13 1969-12-08 5 Southern California (9-0-1) 5 NC Pac-8
13 1969-12-08 6 Missouri (9-1-0) 6 NC Big 8
13 1969-12-08 7 Michigan (8-2-0) 7 NC Big Ten
13 1969-12-08 8 Louisiana State (9-1-0) 8 NC SEC
13 1969-12-08 9 Notre Dame (8-1-1) 9 NC Ind
13 1969-12-08 10 UCLA (8-1-1) 10 NC Pac-8
13 1969-12-08 11 Tennessee (9-1-0) 12 Up 1 SEC
13 1969-12-08 12 Auburn (8-2-0) 11 Down 1 SEC
13 1969-12-08 13 Mississippi (7-3-0) 14 Up 1 SEC
13 1969-12-08 14 Nebraska (8-2-0) 13 Down 1 Big 8
13 1969-12-08 15 Florida (8-1-1) 18 Up 3 SEC
13 1969-12-08 16 Stanford (7-2-1) 17 Up 1 Pac-8
13 1969-12-08 17 Houston (8-2-0) 19 Up 2 Ind
13 1969-12-08 17 Purdue (8-2-0) 15 Down 2 Big Ten
13 1969-12-08 19 West Virginia (9-1-0) 16 Down 3 Ind
13 1969-12-08 20 Toledo (10-0-0) 20 NC MAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
14 Final 1 Texas 1 NC SWC
14 Final 2 Penn State 2 NC Ind
14 Final 3 Southern California 5 Up 2 Pac-8
14 Final 4 Ohio State 4 NC Big Ten
14 Final 5 Notre Dame 9 Up 4 Ind
14 Final 6 Missouri 6 NC Big 8
14 Final 7 Arkansas 3 Down 4 SWC
14 Final 8 Mississippi 13 Up 5 SEC
14 Final 9 Michigan 7 Down 2 Big Ten
14 Final 10 Louisiana State 8 Down 2 SEC
14 Final 11 Nebraska 14 Up 3 Big 8
14 Final 12 Houston 17 Up 5 Ind
14 Final 13 UCLA 10 Down 3 Pac-8
14 Final 14 Florida 15 Up 1 SEC
14 Final 15 Tennessee 11 Down 4 SEC
14 Final 16 Colorado Up  Big 8
14 Final 17 West Virginia 19 Up 2 Ind
14 Final 18 Purdue 17 Down 1 Big Ten
14 Final 19 Stanford 16 Down 3 Pac-8
14 Final 20 Auburn 12 Down 8 SEC