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National Champions: Nebraska (AP, FWAA), Texas (NFF, UPI), Ohio State (NFF)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Jim Plunkett (Stanford)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Alex Agase (Northwestern)

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

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Ohio State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 2 Texas NA SWC
1 Preseason 3 Southern California NA Pac-8
1 Preseason 4 Arkansas NA SWC
1 Preseason 5 Mississippi NA SEC
1 Preseason 6 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 7 Penn State NA Ind
1 Preseason 8 Michigan NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 9 Nebraska NA Big 8
1 Preseason 10 Stanford NA Pac-8
1 Preseason 11 Missouri NA Big 8
1 Preseason 12 Louisiana State NA SEC
1 Preseason 13 Houston NA Ind
1 Preseason 14 Kansas State NA Big 8
1 Preseason 15 Florida NA SEC
1 Preseason 16 Alabama NA SEC
1 Preseason 17 South Carolina NA ACC
1 Preseason 18 UCLA NA Pac-8
1 Preseason 19 Arizona State NA WAC
1 Preseason 20 Auburn NA SEC
1 Preseason 20 Oklahoma NA Big 8
1 Preseason 20 West Virginia NA Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1970-09-14 1 Ohio State 1 NC Big Ten
2 1970-09-14 2 Texas 2 NC SWC
2 1970-09-14 3 Southern California (1-0-0) 3 NC Pac-8
2 1970-09-14 4 Stanford (1-0-0) 10 Up 6 Pac-8
2 1970-09-14 5 Mississippi 5 NC SEC
2 1970-09-14 6 Notre Dame 6 NC Ind
2 1970-09-14 7 Penn State 7 NC Ind
2 1970-09-14 8 Michigan 8 NC Big Ten
2 1970-09-14 9 Nebraska (1-0-0) 9 NC Big 8
2 1970-09-14 10 Missouri (1-0-0) 11 Up 1 Big 8
2 1970-09-14 11 Arkansas (0-1-0) 4 Down 7 SWC
2 1970-09-14 12 Louisiana State 12 NC SEC
2 1970-09-14 13 Kansas State (1-0-0) 14 Up 1 Big 8
2 1970-09-14 14 Florida (1-0-0) 15 Up 1 SEC
2 1970-09-14 15 Houston 13 Down 2 Ind
2 1970-09-14 16 UCLA (1-0-0) 18 Up 2 Pac-8
2 1970-09-14 17 West Virginia (1-0-0) 20 Up 3 Ind
2 1970-09-14 18 Oklahoma (1-0-0) 20 Up 2 Big 8
2 1970-09-14 19 Georgia Up  SEC
2 1970-09-14 20 Arizona State 19 Down 1 WAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1970-09-21 1 Ohio State 1 NC Big Ten
3 1970-09-21 2 Texas (1-0-0) 2 NC SWC
3 1970-09-21 3 Stanford (2-0-0) 4 Up 1 Pac-8
3 1970-09-21 4 Penn State (1-0-0) 7 Up 3 Ind
3 1970-09-21 5 Mississippi (1-0-0) 5 NC SEC
3 1970-09-21 6 Notre Dame (1-0-0) 6 NC Ind
3 1970-09-21 7 Southern California (1-0-1) 3 Down 4 Pac-8
3 1970-09-21 8 Nebraska (1-0-1) 9 Up 1 Big 8
3 1970-09-21 9 Missouri (2-0-0) 10 Up 1 Big 8
3 1970-09-21 10 Michigan (1-0-0) 8 Down 2 Big Ten
3 1970-09-21 11 Houston (1-0-0) 15 Up 4 Ind
3 1970-09-21 12 Arkansas (1-1-0) 11 Down 1 SWC
3 1970-09-21 13 Florida (2-0-0) 14 Up 1 SEC
3 1970-09-21 14 Oklahoma (2-0-0) 18 Up 4 Big 8
3 1970-09-21 15 UCLA (2-0-0) 16 Up 1 Pac-8
3 1970-09-21 16 West Virginia (2-0-0) 17 Up 1 Ind
3 1970-09-21 17 Tennessee (1-0-0) Up  SEC
3 1970-09-21 18 Colorado (1-0-0) Up  Big 8
3 1970-09-21 19 Georgia Tech (2-0-0) Up  Ind
3 1970-09-21 20 Air Force (2-0-0) Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1970-09-28 1 Ohio State (1-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
4 1970-09-28 2 Texas (2-0-0) 2 NC SWC
4 1970-09-28 3 Stanford (3-0-0) 3 NC Pac-8
4 1970-09-28 4 Notre Dame (2-0-0) 6 Up 2 Ind
4 1970-09-28 5 Southern California (2-0-1) 7 Up 2 Pac-8
4 1970-09-28 6 Nebraska (2-0-1) 8 Up 2 Big 8
4 1970-09-28 7 Mississippi (2-0-0) 5 Down 2 SEC
4 1970-09-28 8 Colorado (2-0-0) 18 Up 10 Big 8
4 1970-09-28 9 Michigan (2-0-0) 10 Up 1 Big Ten
4 1970-09-28 10 Air Force (3-0-0) 20 Up 10 Ind
4 1970-09-28 11 Arkansas (2-1-0) 12 Up 1 SWC
4 1970-09-28 12 Auburn (2-0-0) Up  SEC
4 1970-09-28 13 UCLA (3-0-0) 15 Up 2 Pac-8
4 1970-09-28 14 West Virginia (3-0-0) 16 Up 2 Ind
4 1970-09-28 15 Georgia Tech (3-0-0) 19 Up 4 Ind
4 1970-09-28 16 Penn State (1-1-0) 4 Down 12 Ind
4 1970-09-28 17 Alabama (2-1-0) Up  SEC
4 1970-09-28 18 Arizona State (2-0-0) Up  WAC
4 1970-09-28 19 North Carolina (3-0-0) Up  ACC
4 1970-09-28 20 Missouri (2-1-0) 9 Down 11 Big 8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1970-10-05 1 Ohio State (2-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
5 1970-10-05 2 Texas (3-0-0) 2 NC SWC
5 1970-10-05 3 Notre Dame (3-0-0) 4 Up 1 Ind
5 1970-10-05 4 Southern California (3-0-1) 5 Up 1 Pac-8
5 1970-10-05 5 Mississippi (3-0-0) 7 Up 2 SEC
5 1970-10-05 6 Nebraska (3-0-1) 6 NC Big 8
5 1970-10-05 7 Michigan (3-0-0) 9 Up 2 Big Ten
5 1970-10-05 8 Air Force (4-0-0) 10 Up 2 Ind
5 1970-10-05 9 Auburn (3-0-0) 12 Up 3 SEC
5 1970-10-05 10 Arkansas (3-1-0) 11 Up 1 SWC
5 1970-10-05 11 West Virginia (4-0-0) 14 Up 3 Ind
5 1970-10-05 12 Stanford (3-1-0) 3 Down 9 Pac-8
5 1970-10-05 13 Georgia Tech (4-0-0) 15 Up 2 Ind
5 1970-10-05 14 Arizona State (3-0-0) 18 Up 4 WAC
5 1970-10-05 15 UCLA (3-1-0) 13 Down 2 Pac-8
5 1970-10-05 16 Missouri (3-1-0) 20 Up 4 Big 8
5 1970-10-05 17 Colorado (2-1-0) 8 Down 9 Big 8
5 1970-10-05 18 North Carolina (4-0-0) 19 Up 1 ACC
5 1970-10-05 19 Louisiana State (2-1-0) Up  SEC
5 1970-10-05 20 Tennessee (2-1-0) Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1970-10-12 1 Ohio State (3-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
6 1970-10-12 2 Texas (4-0-0) 2 NC SWC
6 1970-10-12 3 Notre Dame (4-0-0) 3 NC Ind
6 1970-10-12 4 Mississippi (4-0-0) 5 Up 1 SEC
6 1970-10-12 5 Nebraska (4-0-1) 6 Up 1 Big 8
6 1970-10-12 6 Michigan (4-0-0) 7 Up 1 Big Ten
6 1970-10-12 7 Air Force (5-0-0) 8 Up 1 Ind
6 1970-10-12 8 Auburn (4-0-0) 9 Up 1 SEC
6 1970-10-12 9 Stanford (4-1-0) 12 Up 3 Pac-8
6 1970-10-12 10 Arkansas (4-1-0) 10 NC SWC
6 1970-10-12 11 Southern California (3-1-1) 4 Down 7 Pac-8
6 1970-10-12 12 Arizona State (4-0-0) 14 Up 2 WAC
6 1970-10-12 13 Colorado (3-1-0) 17 Up 4 Big 8
6 1970-10-12 14 Tennessee (3-1-0) 20 Up 6 SEC
6 1970-10-12 15 Louisiana State (3-1-0) 19 Up 4 SEC
6 1970-10-12 16 Georgia Tech (4-1-0) 13 Down 3 Ind
6 1970-10-12 17 Texas Tech (4-1-0) Up  SWC
6 1970-10-12 18 Missouri (3-2-0) 16 Down 2 Big 8
6 1970-10-12 19 Houston (2-1-0) Up  Ind
6 1970-10-12 19 UCLA (3-2-0) 15 Down 4 Pac-8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1970-10-19 1 Ohio State (4-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
7 1970-10-19 2 Texas (4-0-0) 2 NC SWC
7 1970-10-19 3 Notre Dame (5-0-0) 3 NC Ind
7 1970-10-19 4 Nebraska (5-0-1) 5 Up 1 Big 8
7 1970-10-19 5 Michigan (5-0-0) 6 Up 1 Big Ten
7 1970-10-19 6 Auburn (5-0-0) 8 Up 2 SEC
7 1970-10-19 7 Air Force (6-0-0) 7 NC Ind
7 1970-10-19 8 Stanford (5-1-0) 9 Up 1 Pac-8
7 1970-10-19 9 Arkansas (4-1-0) 10 Up 1 SWC
7 1970-10-19 10 Southern California (4-1-1) 11 Up 1 Pac-8
7 1970-10-19 11 Tennessee (4-1-0) 14 Up 3 SEC
7 1970-10-19 12 Arizona State (5-0-0) 12 NC WAC
7 1970-10-19 13 Mississippi (4-1-0) 4 Down 9 SEC
7 1970-10-19 14 Louisiana State (4-1-0) 15 Up 1 SEC
7 1970-10-19 15 Houston (3-1-0) 19 Up 4 Ind
7 1970-10-19 16 UCLA (4-2-0) 19 Up 3 Pac-8
7 1970-10-19 17 San Diego State (6-0-0) Up  PCAA
7 1970-10-19 18 Pittsburgh (4-1-0) Up  Ind
7 1970-10-19 19 Colorado (3-2-0) 13 Down 6 Big 8
7 1970-10-19 19 Toledo (6-0-0) Up  MAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1970-10-26 1 Texas (5-0-0) 2 Up 1 SWC
8 1970-10-26 2 Ohio State (5-0-0) 1 Down 1 Big Ten
8 1970-10-26 3 Notre Dame (5-0-0) 3 NC Ind
8 1970-10-26 4 Nebraska (6-0-1) 4 NC Big 8
8 1970-10-26 5 Michigan (6-0-0) 5 NC Big Ten
8 1970-10-26 6 Stanford (6-1-0) 8 Up 2 Pac-8
8 1970-10-26 7 Air Force (7-0-0) 7 NC Ind
8 1970-10-26 8 Arkansas (5-1-0) 9 Up 1 SWC
8 1970-10-26 9 Tennessee (5-1-0) 11 Up 2 SEC
8 1970-10-26 10 Louisiana State (5-1-0) 14 Up 4 SEC
8 1970-10-26 11 Arizona State (6-0-0) 12 Up 1 WAC
8 1970-10-26 12 Auburn (5-1-0) 6 Down 6 SEC
8 1970-10-26 13 Mississippi (5-1-0) 13 NC SEC
8 1970-10-26 14 San Diego State (6-0-0) 17 Up 3 PCAA
8 1970-10-26 15 Pittsburgh (5-1-0) 18 Up 3 Ind
8 1970-10-26 16 Oregon (5-2-0) Up  Pac-8
8 1970-10-26 17 Missouri (4-3-0) Up  Big 8
8 1970-10-26 18 Southern California (4-2-1) 10 Down 8 Pac-8
8 1970-10-26 19 UCLA (4-3-0) 16 Down 3 Pac-8
8 1970-10-26 20 Northwestern (3-3-0) Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1970-11-02 1 Texas (6-0-0) 1 NC SWC
9 1970-11-02 2 Notre Dame (6-0-0) 3 Up 1 Ind
9 1970-11-02 3 Ohio State (6-0-0) 2 Down 1 Big Ten
9 1970-11-02 4 Nebraska (7-0-1) 4 NC Big 8
9 1970-11-02 5 Michigan (7-0-0) 5 NC Big Ten
9 1970-11-02 6 Stanford (7-1-0) 6 NC Pac-8
9 1970-11-02 7 Arkansas (6-1-0) 8 Up 1 SWC
9 1970-11-02 8 Tennessee (6-1-0) 9 Up 1 SEC
9 1970-11-02 9 Air Force (8-0-0) 7 Down 2 Ind
9 1970-11-02 10 Auburn (6-1-0) 12 Up 2 SEC
9 1970-11-02 11 Louisiana State (5-1-0) 10 Down 1 SEC
9 1970-11-02 12 Arizona State (6-0-0) 11 Down 1 WAC
9 1970-11-02 13 Mississippi (5-1-0) 13 NC SEC
9 1970-11-02 14 San Diego State (7-0-0) 14 NC PCAA
9 1970-11-02 15 Toledo (8-0-0) Up  MAC
9 1970-11-02 16 UCLA (5-3-0) 19 Up 3 Pac-8
9 1970-11-02 17 Dartmouth (6-0-0) Up  Ivy
9 1970-11-02 18 Houston (4-2-0) Up  Ind
9 1970-11-02 19 Alabama (5-3-0) Up  SEC
9 1970-11-02 20 Syracuse (4-3-0) Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1970-11-09 1 Notre Dame (7-0-0) 2 Up 1 Ind
10 1970-11-09 2 Texas (7-0-0) 1 Down 1 SWC
10 1970-11-09 3 Ohio State (7-0-0) 3 NC Big Ten
10 1970-11-09 4 Nebraska (8-0-1) 4 NC Big 8
10 1970-11-09 5 Michigan (8-0-0) 5 NC Big Ten
10 1970-11-09 6 Stanford (8-1-0) 6 NC Pac-8
10 1970-11-09 7 Arkansas (7-1-0) 7 NC SWC
10 1970-11-09 8 Auburn (7-1-0) 10 Up 2 SEC
10 1970-11-09 9 Louisiana State (6-1-0) 11 Up 2 SEC
10 1970-11-09 10 Tennessee (7-1-0) 8 Down 2 SEC
10 1970-11-09 11 Arizona State (7-0-0) 12 Up 1 WAC
10 1970-11-09 12 Mississippi (6-1-0) 13 Up 1 SEC
10 1970-11-09 13 Air Force (8-1-0) 9 Down 4 Ind
10 1970-11-09 14 San Diego State (8-0-0) 14 NC PCAA
10 1970-11-09 15 Dartmouth (7-0-0) 17 Up 2 Ivy
10 1970-11-09 16 Toledo (9-0-0) 15 Down 1 MAC
10 1970-11-09 17 UCLA (5-3-0) 16 Down 1 Pac-8
10 1970-11-09 18 Southern California (5-3-1) Up  Pac-8
10 1970-11-09 19 Oregon (6-3-0) Up  Pac-8
10 1970-11-09 20 Kansas State (6-3-0) Up  Big 8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1970-11-16 1 Texas (8-0-0) 2 Up 1 SWC
11 1970-11-16 2 Notre Dame (8-0-0) 1 Down 1 Ind
11 1970-11-16 3 Nebraska (9-0-1) 4 Up 1 Big 8
11 1970-11-16 4 Michigan (9-0-0) 5 Up 1 Big Ten
11 1970-11-16 5 Ohio State (8-0-0) 3 Down 2 Big Ten
11 1970-11-16 6 Arkansas (8-1-0) 7 Up 1 SWC
11 1970-11-16 7 Louisiana State (7-1-0) 9 Up 2 SEC
11 1970-11-16 8 Tennessee (7-1-0) 10 Up 2 SEC
11 1970-11-16 9 Arizona State (8-0-0) 11 Up 2 WAC
11 1970-11-16 10 Air Force (9-1-0) 13 Up 3 Ind
11 1970-11-16 11 Stanford (8-2-0) 6 Down 5 Pac-8
11 1970-11-16 12 Mississippi (7-1-0) 12 NC SEC
11 1970-11-16 13 Auburn (7-2-0) 8 Down 5 SEC
11 1970-11-16 14 San Diego State (9-0-0) 14 NC PCAA
11 1970-11-16 15 Toledo (10-0-0) 16 Up 1 MAC
11 1970-11-16 16 Dartmouth (8-0-0) 15 Down 1 Ivy
11 1970-11-16 17 Georgia Tech (7-3-0) Up  Ind
11 1970-11-16 18 Northwestern (5-4-0) Up  Big Ten
11 1970-11-16 19 Texas Tech (8-2-0) Up  SWC
11 1970-11-16 20 Penn State (6-3-0) Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 1970-11-23 1 Texas (8-0-0) 1 NC SWC
12 1970-11-23 2 Ohio State (9-0-0) 5 Up 3 Big Ten
12 1970-11-23 3 Nebraska (10-0-1) 3 NC Big 8
12 1970-11-23 4 Notre Dame (9-0-0) 2 Down 2 Ind
12 1970-11-23 5 Arkansas (9-1-0) 6 Up 1 SWC
12 1970-11-23 6 Louisiana State (7-2-0) 7 Up 1 SEC
12 1970-11-23 7 Tennessee (8-1-0) 8 Up 1 SEC
12 1970-11-23 8 Michigan (9-1-0) 4 Down 4 Big Ten
12 1970-11-23 9 Arizona State (9-0-0) 9 NC WAC
12 1970-11-23 10 Mississippi (7-1-0) 12 Up 2 SEC
12 1970-11-23 11 Auburn (7-2-0) 13 Up 2 SEC
12 1970-11-23 12 Air Force (9-2-0) 10 Down 2 Ind
12 1970-11-23 13 Stanford (8-3-0) 11 Down 2 Pac-8
12 1970-11-23 14 Dartmouth (9-0-0) 16 Up 2 Ivy
12 1970-11-23 15 Toledo (11-0-0) 15 NC MAC
12 1970-11-23 16 Georgia Tech (7-3-0) 17 Up 1 Ind
12 1970-11-23 17 Penn State (7-3-0) 20 Up 3 Ind
12 1970-11-23 18 Northwestern (6-4-0) 18 NC Big Ten
12 1970-11-23 19 Colorado (6-4-0) Up  Big 8
12 1970-11-23 20 Washington (6-4-0) Up  Pac-8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
13 1970-11-30 1 Texas (9-0-0) 1 NC SWC
13 1970-11-30 2 Ohio State (9-0-0) 2 NC Big Ten
13 1970-11-30 3 Nebraska (10-0-1) 3 NC Big 8
13 1970-11-30 4 Arkansas (9-1-0) 5 Up 1 SWC
13 1970-11-30 5 Tennessee (9-1-0) 7 Up 2 SEC
13 1970-11-30 6 Notre Dame (9-1-0) 4 Down 2 Ind
13 1970-11-30 7 Michigan (9-1-0) 8 Up 1 Big Ten
13 1970-11-30 8 Louisiana State (8-2-0) 6 Down 2 SEC
13 1970-11-30 9 Arizona State (9-0-0) 9 NC WAC
13 1970-11-30 10 Auburn (8-2-0) 11 Up 1 SEC
13 1970-11-30 11 Air Force (9-2-0) 12 Up 1 Ind
13 1970-11-30 12 Stanford (8-3-0) 13 Up 1 Pac-8
13 1970-11-30 13 Georgia Tech (8-3-0) 16 Up 3 Ind
13 1970-11-30 14 Toledo (11-0-0) 15 Up 1 MAC
13 1970-11-30 15 Dartmouth (9-0-0) 14 Down 1 Ivy
13 1970-11-30 16 Mississippi (7-2-0) 10 Down 6 SEC
13 1970-11-30 17 Southern California (6-4-1) Up  Pac-8
13 1970-11-30 18 Penn State (7-3-0) 17 Down 1 Ind
13 1970-11-30 19 Northwestern (6-4-0) 18 Down 1 Big Ten
13 1970-11-30 20 Oklahoma (7-4-0) Up  Big 8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
14 1970-12-07 1 Texas (10-0-0) 1 NC SWC
14 1970-12-07 2 Ohio State (9-0-0) 2 NC Big Ten
14 1970-12-07 3 Nebraska (10-0-1) 3 NC Big 8
14 1970-12-07 4 Tennessee (10-1-0) 5 Up 1 SEC
14 1970-12-07 5 Louisiana State (9-2-0) 8 Up 3 SEC
14 1970-12-07 6 Notre Dame (9-1-0) 6 NC Ind
14 1970-12-07 7 Michigan (9-1-0) 7 NC Big Ten
14 1970-12-07 8 Arizona State (10-0-0) 9 Up 1 WAC
14 1970-12-07 9 Arkansas (9-2-0) 4 Down 5 SWC
14 1970-12-07 10 Auburn (8-2-0) 10 NC SEC
14 1970-12-07 11 Air Force (9-2-0) 11 NC Ind
14 1970-12-07 12 Stanford (8-3-0) 12 NC Pac-8
14 1970-12-07 13 Georgia Tech (8-3-0) 13 NC Ind
14 1970-12-07 14 Dartmouth (9-0-0) 15 Up 1 Ivy
14 1970-12-07 15 Toledo (11-0-0) 14 Down 1 MAC
14 1970-12-07 16 Southern California (6-4-1) 17 Up 1 Pac-8
14 1970-12-07 17 Houston (8-3-0) Up  Ind
14 1970-12-07 18 Penn State (7-3-0) 18 NC Ind
14 1970-12-07 19 Texas Tech (8-3-0) Up  SWC
14 1970-12-07 20 Oklahoma (7-4-0) 20 NC Big 8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
15 Final 1 Nebraska 3 Up 2 Big 8
15 Final 2 Notre Dame 6 Up 4 Ind
15 Final 3 Texas 1 Down 2 SWC
15 Final 4 Tennessee 4 NC SEC
15 Final 5 Ohio State 2 Down 3 Big Ten
15 Final 6 Arizona State 8 Up 2 WAC
15 Final 7 Louisiana State 5 Down 2 SEC
15 Final 8 Stanford 12 Up 4 Pac-8
15 Final 9 Michigan 7 Down 2 Big Ten
15 Final 10 Auburn 10 NC SEC
15 Final 11 Arkansas 9 Down 2 SWC
15 Final 12 Toledo 15 Up 3 MAC
15 Final 13 Georgia Tech 13 NC Ind
15 Final 14 Dartmouth 14 NC Ivy
15 Final 15 Southern California 16 Up 1 Pac-8
15 Final 16 Air Force 11 Down 5 Ind
15 Final 17 Tulane Up  Ind
15 Final 18 Penn State 18 NC Ind
15 Final 19 Houston 17 Down 2 Ind
15 Final 20 Mississippi Up  SEC
15 Final 20 Oklahoma 20 NC Big 8