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1972 Standings

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National Champion: Southern California (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Johnny Rodgers (Nebraska)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: John McKay (Southern California)

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Southern California

127 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 11 1 0 .917 6 0 0 1.000 27.0 17.5 14.38 3.72 12 12
2 North Carolina State ACC 8 3 1 .708 4 1 1 .750 34.1 20.0 14.81 2.81 17 17
3 Maryland ACC 5 5 1 .500 3 2 1 .583 22.1 19.7 2.45 0.18
4 Duke ACC 5 6 0 .455 3 3 0 .500 12.0 14.2 3.96 6.14
5 Clemson ACC 4 7 0 .364 2 4 0 .333 13.0 22.3 -2.25 4.66
6 Virginia ACC 4 7 0 .364 1 5 0 .167 18.1 25.1 -5.77 0.87
7 Wake Forest ACC 2 9 0 .182 1 5 0 .167 8.0 30.8 -12.23 4.22
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
8 Oklahoma Big 8 11 1 0 .917 6 1 0 .857 33.3 6.2 26.74 9.57 6 2 2
9 Nebraska Big 8 9 2 1 .792 5 1 1 .786 41.8 8.1 25.57 8.82 1 1 4
10 Colorado Big 8 8 4 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 26.1 17.2 13.23 7.32 2 2 16
11 Oklahoma State Big 8 6 5 0 .545 4 3 0 .571 23.5 18.5 12.35 8.53 19
12 Missouri Big 8 6 6 0 .500 3 4 0 .429 18.3 25.9 7.93 11.18 14
13 Iowa State Big 8 5 6 1 .458 2 4 1 .357 26.6 19.8 9.27 5.86 12
14 Kansas Big 8 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 18.9 27.7 1.53 9.08
15 Kansas State Big 8 3 8 0 .273 1 6 0 .143 15.4 37.0 -3.68 9.23
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
16 Michigan Big Ten 10 1 0 .909 7 1 0 .875 24.0 5.2 20.96 5.68 10 3 6
17 Ohio State Big Ten 9 2 0 .818 7 1 0 .875 25.5 15.5 16.46 7.28 3 3 9
18 Purdue Big Ten 6 5 0 .545 6 2 0 .750 22.3 12.3 11.78 5.24 18 18
19 Michigan State Big Ten 5 5 1 .500 5 2 1 .688 14.4 14.2 10.76 9.76 18
20 Minnesota Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 4 4 0 .500 16.8 27.6 2.13 8.67
21 Indiana Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 18.5 24.7 1.06 4.79
22 Illinois Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 3 5 0 .375 17.9 25.2 2.71 10.17
23 Iowa Big Ten 3 7 1 .318 2 6 1 .278 9.9 18.9 -1.20 6.90
24 Wisconsin Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 2 6 0 .250 13.8 20.8 -1.26 4.47
25 Northwestern Big Ten 2 9 0 .182 1 8 0 .111 13.3 26.4 -3.50 6.60
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
26 Penn State Ind 10 2 0 .833 29.8 15.8 16.72 4.64 5 5 10
27 Tampa Ind 10 2 0 .833 24.9 11.0 4.95 -5.80
28 Notre Dame Ind 8 3 0 .727 26.3 17.5 16.88 8.42 13 7 14
29 Utah State Ind 8 3 0 .727 29.9 20.9 4.75 -3.79
30 West Virginia Ind 8 4 0 .667 34.6 24.1 7.55 -1.62 18
31 Florida State Ind 7 4 0 .636 26.1 20.4 7.51 2.41 19 13
32 Northern Illinois Ind 7 4 0 .636 18.0 12.8 -6.18 -10.73
33 Rutgers Ind 7 4 0 .636 26.4 15.6 0.68 -7.13
34 Georgia Tech Ind 7 4 1 .625 23.7 18.8 12.06 7.06 20 20
35 Air Force Ind 6 4 0 .600 30.3 18.3 3.66 -2.24 16
36 Army Ind 6 4 0 .600 16.0 28.2 -0.77 3.63
37 Houston Ind 6 4 1 .591 29.5 18.4 5.98 -0.48
38 Virginia Tech Ind 6 4 1 .591 27.9 23.0 5.99 1.53
39 Temple Ind 5 4 0 .556 18.2 19.6 -9.46 -9.02
40 Colgate Ind 5 4 1 .550 21.9 26.9 -8.25 -5.75
41 Holy Cross Ind 5 4 1 .550 18.7 18.2 -6.01 -6.71
42 Tulane Ind 6 5 0 .545 19.3 15.0 7.60 4.88 18
43 Miami (FL) Ind 5 6 0 .455 19.5 15.5 9.89 7.71
44 Syracuse Ind 5 6 0 .455 12.8 20.8 -4.00 1.63
45 Texas-Arlington Ind 5 6 0 .455 14.9 20.5 -13.38 -8.20
46 Dayton Ind 4 6 1 .409 15.6 16.5 -12.53 -10.08
47 Boston College Ind 4 7 0 .364 21.8 23.5 -3.80 -1.44
48 Idaho Ind 4 7 0 .364 15.0 25.3 -14.22 -7.04
49 Navy Ind 4 7 0 .364 16.5 23.4 -1.63 4.92
50 South Carolina Ind 4 7 0 .364 19.5 21.1 -1.88 1.39
51 Southern Mississippi Ind 3 7 1 .318 16.5 21.0 -4.84 -0.84
52 Marshall Ind 2 8 0 .200 9.3 25.4 -21.78 -9.58
53 Xavier Ind 2 8 0 .200 10.8 24.6 -22.98 -11.78
54 Chattanooga Ind 2 9 0 .182 8.5 18.8 -17.14 -7.51
55 Cincinnati Ind 2 9 0 .182 12.5 29.4 -20.56 -7.38
56 Villanova Ind 2 9 0 .182 12.7 19.7 -14.60 -7.14
57 Southern Illinois Ind 1 8 1 .150 5.4 17.2 -17.07 -7.07
58 Pittsburgh Ind 1 10 0 .091 17.5 31.8 -7.70 5.76
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
59 Dartmouth Ivy 7 1 1 .833 5 1 1 .786 28.9 18.7 7.30 -2.47
60 Yale Ivy 7 2 0 .778 5 2 0 .714 31.4 17.4 9.18 -2.93 20
61 Cornell Ivy 6 3 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 25.3 20.3 3.79 -0.87
62 Pennsylvania Ivy 6 3 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 29.2 22.6 2.36 -2.64
63 Harvard Ivy 4 4 1 .500 3 3 1 .500 22.0 20.7 -0.84 -2.29
64 Columbia Ivy 3 5 1 .389 2 4 1 .357 15.9 13.8 -1.33 -0.77
65 Princeton Ivy 3 5 1 .389 2 4 1 .357 13.3 17.9 -3.71 -0.04
66 Brown Ivy 1 8 0 .111 1 6 0 .143 19.1 33.4 -13.30 -0.19
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
67 Kent State MAC 6 5 1 .542 4 1 0 .800 15.9 16.3 -6.45 -6.70
68 Bowling Green State MAC 6 3 1 .650 3 1 1 .700 18.4 12.7 -0.63 -5.13
69 Western Michigan MAC 7 3 1 .682 2 2 1 .500 20.8 18.3 -6.10 -9.37
70 Miami (OH) MAC 7 3 0 .700 2 3 0 .400 23.2 11.6 -1.31 -12.01
71 Toledo MAC 6 5 0 .545 2 3 0 .400 17.8 19.1 -9.42 -8.51
72 Ohio MAC 3 8 0 .273 1 4 0 .200 16.8 29.2 -17.76 -7.21
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
73 Louisville MVC 9 1 0 .900 4 1 0 .800 30.9 9.1 5.91 -10.19 17 18
74 Drake MVC 7 5 0 .583 4 1 0 .800 23.2 16.6 -6.52 -10.35
75 West Texas A&M MVC 5 5 0 .500 3 1 0 .750 21.7 19.8 -10.46 -11.26
76 Tulsa MVC 4 7 0 .364 3 1 0 .750 17.7 24.5 -6.55 -0.73
77 Memphis MVC 5 5 1 .500 3 2 0 .600 24.1 23.1 -2.95 -2.95
78 Wichita State MVC 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 14.2 20.7 -13.01 -10.46
79 New Mexico State MVC 2 9 0 .182 1 3 0 .250 17.5 36.4 -21.16 -8.61
80 North Texas MVC 1 10 0 .091 0 7 0 .000 13.5 32.2 -21.24 -6.34
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 Southern California Pac-8 12 0 0 1.000 7 0 0 1.000 38.9 11.2 30.33 9.08 8 1 1
82 UCLA Pac-8 8 3 0 .727 5 2 0 .714 31.9 21.7 16.34 9.16 6 15
83 Washington Pac-8 8 3 0 .727 4 3 0 .571 18.9 18.5 9.73 8.46 9 9
84 Washington State Pac-8 7 4 0 .636 4 3 0 .571 24.9 21.9 9.61 5.07 19 19
85 California Pac-8 3 8 0 .273 3 4 0 .429 20.7 28.5 3.69 10.05
86 Stanford Pac-8 6 5 0 .545 2 5 0 .286 24.2 16.6 10.39 5.93 20 13
87 Oregon Pac-8 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 17.6 25.9 5.73 9.09
88 Oregon State Pac-8 2 9 0 .182 1 6 0 .143 11.9 26.8 -1.96 8.95
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 San Diego State PCAA 10 1 0 .909 4 0 0 1.000 24.2 13.0 7.35 -4.11
90 Pacific PCAA 8 3 0 .727 3 1 0 .750 21.1 16.0 0.47 -5.07
91 Fresno State PCAA 6 4 1 .591 1 3 0 .250 21.5 14.4 -2.55 -8.46
92 Long Beach State PCAA 5 6 0 .455 1 3 0 .250 20.4 24.7 -10.38 -7.02
93 San Jose State PCAA 4 7 0 .364 1 3 0 .250 17.9 26.1 -7.25 -0.97
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
94 Alabama SEC 10 2 0 .833 7 1 0 .875 33.8 12.5 25.60 10.19 7 2 7
95 Auburn SEC 10 1 0 .909 6 1 0 .857 19.0 12.8 19.16 11.61 5 5
96 Tennessee SEC 10 2 0 .833 5 2 0 .714 24.8 8.3 20.53 7.45 15 4 8
97 Louisiana State SEC 9 2 1 .792 4 2 1 .643 21.0 12.1 19.14 9.97 11 6 11
98 Georgia SEC 7 4 0 .636 4 3 0 .571 15.8 14.8 14.58 12.58 17 16
99 Florida SEC 5 5 1 .500 3 3 1 .500 19.8 13.1 16.86 12.77
100 Mississippi SEC 5 5 0 .500 2 5 0 .286 19.2 14.2 10.97 8.07 16 16
101 Kentucky SEC 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 11.9 21.1 3.03 9.57
102 Mississippi State SEC 4 7 0 .364 1 6 0 .143 17.9 23.1 4.43 7.88
103 Vanderbilt SEC 3 8 0 .273 0 6 0 .000 11.7 22.1 -4.28 5.90
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
104 East Carolina Southern 9 2 0 .818 6 0 0 1.000 24.5 16.0 0.23 -8.14
105 Richmond Southern 6 4 0 .600 5 1 0 .833 18.3 15.0 -4.64 -6.84
106 William & Mary Southern 5 6 0 .455 4 2 0 .667 23.7 17.4 -3.89 -7.35
107 Citadel Southern 5 6 0 .455 4 3 0 .571 17.5 16.6 -11.69 -10.69
108 Davidson Southern 3 7 1 .318 2 3 1 .417 18.4 31.2 -17.53 -10.71
109 Virginia Military Institute Southern 2 9 0 .182 1 5 0 .167 13.6 27.2 -18.93 -7.66
110 Furman Southern 2 9 0 .182 1 6 0 .143 14.2 27.9 -21.25 -10.71
111 Appalachian State Southern 5 5 1 .500 0 3 1 .125 21.7 21.1 -11.53 -11.53
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
112 Texas SWC 10 1 0 .909 7 0 0 1.000 24.6 11.0 23.72 11.72 14 3 3
113 Texas Tech SWC 8 4 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 23.5 15.7 11.72 5.39 15
114 Southern Methodist SWC 7 4 0 .636 4 3 0 .571 24.5 14.0 11.76 5.76 18
115 Arkansas SWC 6 5 0 .545 3 4 0 .429 20.7 20.6 8.63 8.36 4 4
116 Rice SWC 5 5 1 .500 3 4 0 .429 17.8 21.6 8.39 10.20
117 Baylor SWC 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 16.4 14.2 12.04 10.77
118 Texas Christian SWC 5 6 0 .455 2 5 0 .286 19.4 22.3 5.56 7.10
119 Texas A&M SWC 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 15.0 22.1 3.89 10.25
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
120 Arizona State WAC 10 2 0 .833 5 1 0 .833 46.8 24.7 10.84 -3.99 12 10 13
121 Brigham Young WAC 7 4 0 .636 5 2 0 .714 22.8 20.6 -4.35 -6.35
122 Utah WAC 6 5 0 .545 5 2 0 .714 32.2 30.5 -0.29 -2.48
123 Arizona WAC 4 7 0 .364 4 3 0 .571 20.5 24.6 -5.54 -1.27
124 Wyoming WAC 4 7 0 .364 3 4 0 .429 20.3 28.1 -10.78 -4.96
125 New Mexico WAC 3 8 0 .273 2 4 0 .333 18.9 29.7 -11.35 -2.89
126 Colorado State WAC 1 10 0 .091 1 4 0 .200 11.6 37.5 -21.14 -1.87
127 Texas-El Paso WAC 2 8 0 .200 1 6 0 .143 17.2 34.5 -20.27 -7.57