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1971 Standings

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Pat Sullivan (Auburn)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bob Devaney (Nebraska)

AP Preseason #1: Notre Dame ▪ AP Final #1: Nebraska

128 Schools

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
1 North Carolina ACC 9 3 0 .750 6 0 0 1.000 24.0 12.7 10.91 0.82 18
2 Clemson ACC 5 6 0 .455 5 2 0 .714 14.1 18.4 0.42 3.69
3 South Carolina ACC 6 5 0 .545 4 2 0 .667 17.4 17.8 4.35 3.90 19
4 Duke ACC 6 5 0 .545 3 3 0 .500 15.5 13.5 3.87 2.14 14
5 Wake Forest ACC 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 19.8 16.2 -0.75 -3.30
6 Virginia ACC 3 8 0 .273 2 4 0 .333 12.2 24.7 -7.37 1.44
7 North Carolina State ACC 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 13.4 24.9 -10.79 -0.07
8 Maryland ACC 2 9 0 .182 1 5 0 .167 20.4 25.7 -6.49 0.06
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
9 Nebraska Big 8 13 0 0 1.000 7 0 0 1.000 39.0 8.0 31.49 8.79 2 1 1
10 Oklahoma Big 8 11 1 0 .917 6 1 0 .857 44.5 18.1 29.24 10.07 10 2 2
11 Colorado Big 8 10 2 0 .833 5 2 0 .714 30.8 18.3 21.25 11.75 3 3
12 Iowa State Big 8 8 4 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 28.1 20.8 14.95 8.53
13 Kansas State Big 8 5 6 0 .455 2 5 0 .286 19.9 26.9 4.84 9.66
14 Oklahoma State Big 8 4 6 1 .409 2 5 0 .286 16.7 29.3 3.34 10.06
15 Kansas Big 8 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 17.0 26.0 4.66 9.75
16 Missouri Big 8 1 10 0 .091 0 7 0 .000 8.5 23.6 -2.79 11.66
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
17 Michigan Big Ten 11 1 0 .917 8 0 0 1.000 35.1 6.9 19.54 2.79 4 2 6
18 Northwestern Big Ten 7 4 0 .636 6 3 0 .667 19.2 16.6 9.30 5.30 20 19
19 Ohio State Big Ten 6 4 0 .600 5 3 0 .625 22.4 12.0 14.20 5.70 11 5
20 Michigan State Big Ten 6 5 0 .545 5 3 0 .625 20.5 15.4 9.88 6.60 18
21 Illinois Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 5 3 0 .625 14.8 21.6 3.28 7.83
22 Wisconsin Big Ten 4 6 1 .409 3 5 0 .375 21.8 23.5 1.79 3.98
23 Minnesota Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 19.3 25.3 2.12 7.57
24 Purdue Big Ten 3 7 0 .300 3 5 0 .375 21.0 22.8 3.49 6.29 17
25 Indiana Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 2 6 0 .250 13.8 23.6 -4.62 2.75
26 Iowa Big Ten 1 10 0 .091 1 8 0 .111 11.0 34.5 -9.67 7.52
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
27 Penn State Ind 11 1 0 .917 40.3 11.4 19.51 0.59 12 5 5
28 Boston College Ind 9 2 0 .818 23.5 10.6 7.29 -3.53
29 Notre Dame Ind 8 2 0 .800 22.5 8.6 16.60 6.50 1 1 13
30 Houston Ind 9 3 0 .750 28.3 16.6 16.77 6.68 15 17
31 Idaho Ind 8 3 0 .727 20.6 15.5 -3.43 -7.70
32 Utah State Ind 8 3 0 .727 22.1 16.6 6.87 0.41
33 Temple Ind 6 2 1 .722 27.6 15.1 2.61 -6.95
34 Florida State Ind 8 4 0 .667 25.8 14.5 13.25 3.67 19
35 Cincinnati Ind 7 4 0 .636 20.5 17.1 -0.43 -4.43
36 Hawaii Ind 7 4 0 .636 23.2 20.5 -2.60 -5.60
37 West Virginia Ind 7 4 0 .636 25.5 20.0 4.12 -0.88
38 Air Force Ind 6 4 0 .600 18.7 18.7 5.50 4.30 18
39 Army Ind 6 4 0 .600 14.6 20.6 0.39 1.89
40 Colgate Ind 6 4 0 .600 28.7 26.2 -8.99 -10.29
41 Villanova Ind 6 4 1 .591 19.2 14.9 -1.02 -3.66
42 Southern Mississippi Ind 6 5 0 .545 18.4 17.5 1.52 1.52
43 Tampa Ind 6 5 0 .545 29.9 14.7 1.80 -5.75
44 Georgia Tech Ind 6 6 0 .500 17.3 17.3 7.80 8.55 17 17
45 New Mexico State Ind 5 5 1 .500 20.0 18.9 -6.35 -7.89
46 Northern Illinois Ind 5 5 1 .500 18.4 21.1 -6.78 -5.24
47 Syracuse Ind 5 5 1 .500 17.9 16.3 1.69 1.23 13 13
48 Dayton Ind 5 6 0 .455 15.0 21.4 -9.75 -4.94
49 Holy Cross Ind 4 6 0 .400 18.8 23.9 -10.36 -6.66
50 Miami (FL) Ind 4 7 0 .364 15.8 20.1 0.54 4.64
51 Rutgers Ind 4 7 0 .364 17.5 22.1 -11.82 -8.18
52 Virginia Tech Ind 4 7 0 .364 22.6 24.7 -3.06 -0.33
53 Navy Ind 3 8 0 .273 13.3 30.1 -4.31 6.06
54 Pittsburgh Ind 3 8 0 .273 19.6 35.3 -3.20 8.25
55 Tulane Ind 3 8 0 .273 13.8 19.5 0.94 6.85
56 Marshall Ind 2 8 0 .200 5.7 29.9 -20.46 -4.66
57 Chattanooga Ind 2 9 0 .182 18.6 30.3 -13.24 -4.96
58 Texas-Arlington Ind 2 9 0 .182 8.5 24.5 -21.63 -8.08
59 Xavier Ind 1 9 0 .100 13.4 24.2 -16.61 -6.41
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
60 Cornell Ivy 8 1 0 .889 6 1 0 .857 26.7 15.1 3.62 -8.16
61 Dartmouth Ivy 8 1 0 .889 6 1 0 .857 23.0 11.8 3.44 -8.44
62 Columbia Ivy 6 3 0 .667 5 2 0 .714 18.4 15.1 -3.50 -7.83
63 Harvard Ivy 5 4 0 .556 4 3 0 .571 20.0 18.6 -5.46 -7.46
64 Princeton Ivy 4 5 0 .444 3 4 0 .429 21.7 17.8 -5.18 -7.18
65 Yale Ivy 4 5 0 .444 3 4 0 .429 16.7 17.3 -8.52 -6.96
66 Pennsylvania Ivy 2 7 0 .222 1 6 0 .143 13.3 23.0 -15.64 -6.64
67 Brown Ivy 0 9 0 .000 0 7 0 .000 15.4 26.4 -17.82 -5.93
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
68 Toledo MAC 12 0 0 1.000 5 0 0 1.000 31.9 8.0 10.95 -7.72 13 14
69 Bowling Green State MAC 6 4 0 .600 4 1 0 .800 26.3 20.7 -2.63 -7.93
70 Miami (OH) MAC 7 3 0 .700 2 3 0 .400 20.7 11.7 0.13 -5.38
71 Western Michigan MAC 7 3 0 .700 2 3 0 .400 22.8 12.4 1.54 -6.16
72 Ohio MAC 5 5 0 .500 2 3 0 .400 24.0 17.3 2.26 -2.74
73 Kent State MAC 3 8 0 .273 0 5 0 .000 15.4 27.6 -12.53 -2.53
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
74 North Texas MVC 3 8 0 .273 3 1 0 .750 14.1 29.2 -14.38 -3.56
75 Drake MVC 7 4 0 .636 2 1 0 .667 24.3 16.8 -4.45 -10.64
76 Memphis MVC 5 6 0 .455 2 1 0 .667 23.2 18.4 4.41 1.68
77 Tulsa MVC 4 7 0 .364 2 1 0 .667 15.7 27.0 -6.97 0.94
78 Louisville MVC 6 3 1 .650 3 2 0 .600 19.0 11.1 0.37 -6.03
79 West Texas A&M MVC 2 9 0 .182 1 3 0 .250 13.0 25.5 -19.20 -7.65
80 Wichita State MVC 3 8 0 .273 0 4 0 .000 13.5 24.4 -18.40 -8.77
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
81 Stanford Pac-8 9 3 0 .750 6 1 0 .857 21.8 11.3 15.09 6.09 19 10 10
82 Southern California Pac-8 6 4 1 .591 3 2 1 .583 20.8 14.9 16.63 11.08 5 5 20
83 Washington Pac-8 8 3 0 .727 4 3 0 .571 32.5 17.1 14.69 4.33 11 19
84 California Pac-8 6 5 0 .545 4 3 0 .571 16.9 23.8 4.18 8.45
85 Oregon State Pac-8 5 6 0 .455 3 3 0 .500 24.4 28.8 4.24 7.79
86 Oregon Pac-8 5 6 0 .455 2 4 0 .333 21.4 26.0 5.81 9.72
87 Washington State Pac-8 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 22.4 26.0 3.25 5.98
88 UCLA Pac-8 2 7 1 .250 1 4 1 .250 16.6 24.3 2.09 8.69 15 15
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
89 Long Beach State PCAA 8 4 0 .667 5 1 0 .833 27.9 19.3 2.20 -5.88
90 San Jose State PCAA 5 6 1 .458 4 1 0 .800 21.5 24.1 1.17 4.17
91 Fresno State PCAA 6 5 0 .545 3 2 0 .600 19.5 15.0 -6.37 -8.65
92 San Diego State PCAA 6 5 0 .545 2 3 0 .400 22.3 20.9 0.60 -1.67
93 California-Santa Barbara PCAA 3 8 0 .273 2 3 0 .400 14.7 27.5 -10.52 -3.43
94 Pacific PCAA 3 8 0 .273 1 4 0 .200 16.0 18.0 -6.11 -3.30
95 Cal State Los Angeles PCAA 2 8 0 .200 0 3 0 .000 9.0 26.9 -24.35 -9.65
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
96 Alabama SEC 11 1 0 .917 7 0 0 1.000 30.7 10.2 27.66 11.91 16 2 4
97 Georgia SEC 11 1 0 .917 5 1 0 .833 30.0 9.6 22.22 5.47 18 6 7
98 Auburn SEC 9 2 0 .818 5 1 0 .833 30.5 16.5 18.69 8.42 6 4 12
99 Mississippi SEC 10 2 0 .833 4 2 0 .667 30.3 18.5 16.57 6.07 15 15
100 Tennessee SEC 10 2 0 .833 4 2 0 .667 22.5 10.1 16.33 6.16 8 8 9
101 Louisiana State SEC 9 3 0 .750 3 2 0 .600 29.4 12.8 20.87 8.29 9 9 11
102 Vanderbilt SEC 4 6 1 .409 1 5 0 .167 12.4 18.9 1.07 5.62
103 Florida SEC 4 7 0 .364 1 6 0 .143 15.8 27.1 4.13 10.31
104 Kentucky SEC 3 8 0 .273 1 6 0 .143 13.1 25.8 -1.83 8.63
105 Mississippi State SEC 2 9 0 .182 1 7 0 .125 10.9 28.3 -1.65 11.90
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
106 Richmond Southern 5 6 0 .455 5 1 0 .833 11.9 17.0 -8.57 -4.39
107 William & Mary Southern 5 6 0 .455 4 1 0 .800 25.3 21.9 -3.47 -5.38
108 Citadel Southern 8 3 0 .727 4 2 0 .667 33.3 24.7 -6.31 -13.76
109 East Carolina Southern 4 6 0 .400 3 2 0 .600 18.1 30.0 -13.16 -5.46
110 Furman Southern 5 5 1 .500 2 3 0 .400 18.3 17.0 -14.20 -13.93
111 Virginia Military Institute Southern 1 10 0 .091 1 4 0 .200 7.1 23.4 -20.39 -6.93
112 Davidson Southern 1 9 0 .100 0 6 0 .000 12.2 28.9 -25.55 -10.65
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
113 Texas SWC 8 3 0 .727 6 1 0 .857 25.5 15.3 13.42 4.69 3 3 18
114 Arkansas SWC 8 3 1 .708 5 1 1 .786 29.7 14.1 11.68 -0.07 7 6 16
115 Texas Christian SWC 6 4 1 .591 5 2 0 .714 19.5 25.0 0.11 2.20
116 Texas A&M SWC 5 6 0 .455 4 3 0 .571 13.1 19.3 -1.01 3.90
117 Southern Methodist SWC 4 7 0 .364 3 4 0 .429 13.7 20.6 -2.42 3.31
118 Rice SWC 3 7 1 .318 2 4 1 .357 13.3 20.0 0.05 5.78
119 Texas Tech SWC 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 11.9 12.5 0.22 1.85
120 Baylor SWC 1 9 0 .100 0 7 0 .000 7.4 23.6 -13.64 2.26
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
121 Arizona State WAC 11 1 0 .917 7 0 0 1.000 38.5 16.8 19.11 2.11 14 8 8
122 New Mexico WAC 6 3 2 .636 5 1 0 .833 31.0 26.5 4.90 1.35
123 Arizona WAC 5 6 0 .455 3 3 0 .500 17.4 21.1 -0.94 2.15
124 Brigham Young WAC 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 20.6 18.1 -0.18 -0.54
125 Wyoming WAC 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 20.2 28.1 -2.01 2.35
126 Utah WAC 3 8 0 .273 3 4 0 .429 22.2 28.6 -2.74 3.54
127 Colorado State WAC 3 8 0 .273 1 4 0 .200 16.1 25.1 -8.87 -2.42
128 Texas-El Paso WAC 5 6 0 .455 1 6 0 .143 15.1 19.7 -5.78 -2.06