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1973 Standings

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National Champions: Notre Dame (AP, FWAA, NFF), Alabama (UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: John Cappelletti (Penn State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Johnny Majors (Pittsburgh)

AP Preseason #1: Southern California ▪ AP Final #1: Notre Dame

129 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 State ACC 9 3 0 .750 6 0 0 1.000 33.0 20.9 16.29 6.79 17 14 16
2 Maryland ACC 8 4 0 .667 5 1 0 .833 27.9 11.8 13.33 2.16 18 20
3 Clemson ACC 5 6 0 .455 4 2 0 .667 21.0 23.9 -0.89 1.66
4 Virginia ACC 4 7 0 .364 3 3 0 .500 18.1 27.3 -7.06 0.85
5 Duke ACC 2 8 1 .227 1 4 1 .250 12.0 18.5 -4.26 2.83
6 North Carolina ACC 4 7 0 .364 1 5 0 .167 22.0 24.2 -0.18 3.73 19 19
7 Wake Forest ACC 1 9 1 .136 0 5 1 .083 6.6 29.6 -12.71 2.83
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 10 0 1 .955 7 0 0 1.000 36.4 12.1 32.87 13.23 11 2 3
9 Nebraska Big 8 9 2 1 .792 4 2 1 .643 25.5 13.6 25.89 15.56 4 2 7
10 Kansas Big 8 7 4 1 .625 4 2 1 .643 21.1 18.3 15.73 12.64 17 18
11 Missouri Big 8 8 4 0 .667 3 4 0 .429 18.3 12.7 17.10 11.18 7 17
12 Oklahoma State Big 8 5 4 2 .545 2 3 2 .429 27.5 16.9 14.79 10.70 11
13 Colorado Big 8 5 6 0 .455 2 5 0 .286 21.8 22.7 12.82 13.64 11 10
14 Kansas State Big 8 5 6 0 .455 2 5 0 .286 16.0 23.6 7.70 12.24
15 Iowa State Big 8 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 22.3 21.5 9.63 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
16 Michigan Big Ten 10 0 1 .955 7 0 1 .938 30.0 6.2 28.08 7.99 5 4 6
17 Ohio State Big Ten 10 0 1 .955 7 0 1 .938 37.5 5.8 29.66 8.11 2 1 2
18 Minnesota Big Ten 7 4 0 .636 6 2 0 .750 23.6 26.8 11.41 10.22
19 Illinois Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 4 4 0 .500 14.9 14.3 7.95 9.04
20 Michigan State Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 4 4 0 .500 10.4 14.9 8.33 11.15
21 Purdue Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 4 4 0 .500 18.2 19.4 7.85 9.03
22 Northwestern Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 4 4 0 .500 17.1 27.2 4.52 9.25
23 Wisconsin Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 19.6 21.5 8.43 11.43
24 Indiana Big Ten 2 9 0 .182 0 8 0 .000 13.7 24.6 0.87 11.42
25 Iowa Big Ten 0 11 0 .000 0 8 0 .000 12.7 36.5 -4.23 14.23
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
26 Notre Dame Ind 11 0 0 1.000 34.7 8.1 25.67 7.40 8 1 1
27 Penn State Ind 12 0 0 1.000 37.3 10.8 22.78 4.53 7 5 5
28 Houston Ind 11 1 0 .917 30.3 11.8 16.98 1.48 18 9 9
29 Temple Ind 9 1 0 .900 35.3 16.7 6.11 -9.89
30 Tulane Ind 9 3 0 .750 19.0 16.2 9.26 5.01 14 20
31 Memphis Ind 8 3 0 .727 24.0 15.2 3.74 -3.63
32 Tampa Ind 8 3 0 .727 23.1 13.1 -0.99 -9.81
33 Boston College Ind 7 4 0 .636 28.3 15.8 8.18 0.82
34 South Carolina Ind 7 4 0 .636 31.5 23.7 7.40 1.40
35 Utah State Ind 7 4 0 .636 20.9 18.4 -1.04 -3.59
36 Air Force Ind 6 4 0 .600 22.3 23.9 3.88 3.38
37 Southern Mississippi Ind 6 4 1 .591 20.6 15.1 2.37 -2.91
38 Northern Illinois Ind 6 5 0 .545 29.7 24.5 -9.01 -12.38
39 Rutgers Ind 6 5 0 .545 22.3 18.9 -7.01 -11.28
40 West Virginia Ind 6 5 0 .545 19.3 24.2 2.45 4.81 20
41 Pittsburgh Ind 6 5 1 .542 18.8 17.6 7.46 7.38 20
42 Colgate Ind 5 5 0 .500 29.5 26.4 -9.64 -10.84
43 Dayton Ind 5 5 1 .500 14.4 18.7 -11.69 -9.14
44 Lamar Ind 5 5 0 .500 13.0 15.2 -19.42 -17.52
45 Xavier Ind 5 5 1 .500 17.4 34.2 -16.73 -9.00
46 Georgia Tech Ind 5 6 0 .455 17.5 19.2 2.42 3.69
47 Holy Cross Ind 5 6 0 .455 20.1 20.1 -7.96 -6.68
48 Miami (FL) Ind 5 6 0 .455 14.8 21.8 5.63 9.99 15
49 Texas-Arlington Ind 4 6 0 .400 17.0 29.5 -14.94 -8.94
50 Chattanooga Ind 4 7 0 .364 11.9 21.9 -15.92 -9.01
51 Cincinnati Ind 4 7 0 .364 19.1 9.9 -2.87 -6.87
52 Idaho Ind 4 7 0 .364 23.7 29.0 -14.27 -7.72
53 Marshall Ind 4 7 0 .364 19.3 26.2 -11.31 -5.13
54 Navy Ind 4 7 0 .364 20.1 21.1 4.48 6.84
55 Southern Illinois Ind 3 7 1 .318 24.3 26.9 -11.60 -7.96
56 Villanova Ind 3 8 0 .273 13.9 19.3 -7.82 -2.55
57 Syracuse Ind 2 9 0 .182 11.7 26.2 -5.60 5.22
58 Virginia Tech Ind 2 9 0 .182 20.3 34.5 -6.67 2.70
59 Army Ind 0 10 0 .000 6.7 38.2 -11.43 7.47
60 Florida State Ind 0 11 0 .000 8.9 30.1 -13.25 4.20
61 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 0 10 0 .000 7.5 27.5 -28.52 -11.52
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
62 Dartmouth Ivy 6 3 0 .667 6 1 0 .857 20.4 13.2 -5.06 -11.62
63 Harvard Ivy 7 2 0 .778 5 2 0 .714 24.9 17.4 -5.99 -11.99
64 Pennsylvania Ivy 6 3 0 .667 5 2 0 .714 26.6 17.8 -5.59 -12.04
65 Yale Ivy 6 3 0 .667 5 2 0 .714 23.7 15.6 -4.93 -11.82
66 Brown Ivy 4 3 1 .563 4 3 0 .571 22.9 20.4 -8.85 -11.60
67 Cornell Ivy 3 5 1 .389 2 5 0 .286 18.9 17.1 -10.93 -11.15
68 Columbia Ivy 1 7 1 .167 1 6 0 .143 6.4 30.4 -26.27 -9.16
69 Princeton Ivy 1 8 0 .111 0 7 0 .000 14.1 25.9 -21.81 -9.36
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
70 Miami (OH) MAC 11 0 0 1.000 5 0 0 1.000 20.3 6.9 12.62 -0.93 15 15
71 Kent State MAC 9 2 0 .818 4 1 0 .800 27.3 11.9 9.82 -3.36 19
72 Bowling Green State MAC 7 3 0 .700 2 3 0 .400 26.6 20.9 1.24 -4.56 20
73 Ohio MAC 5 5 0 .500 2 3 0 .400 15.6 23.1 -1.64 2.77
74 Western Michigan MAC 6 5 0 .545 1 4 0 .200 17.3 19.8 -7.50 -5.77
75 Toledo MAC 3 8 0 .273 1 4 0 .200 20.8 26.2 -9.03 -4.12
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
76 Tulsa MVC 6 5 0 .545 5 1 0 .833 23.5 17.5 -4.38 -6.29
77 North Texas MVC 5 5 1 .500 5 1 0 .833 13.9 22.1 -13.35 -10.07
78 Louisville MVC 5 6 0 .455 3 2 0 .600 15.6 13.5 -6.34 -7.89
79 New Mexico State MVC 5 6 0 .455 3 2 0 .600 22.2 27.2 -14.56 -11.29
80 Wichita State MVC 4 7 0 .364 2 4 0 .333 15.0 25.5 -19.28 -11.55
81 Drake MVC 2 9 0 .182 1 5 0 .167 12.0 24.5 -22.64 -11.83
82 West Texas A&M MVC 2 9 0 .182 1 5 0 .167 10.5 28.2 -23.33 -9.88
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
83 Southern California Pac-8 9 2 1 .792 7 0 0 1.000 26.8 16.8 19.64 10.14 1 1 8
84 UCLA Pac-8 9 2 0 .818 6 1 0 .857 42.7 18.1 19.45 5.45 10 8 12
85 Stanford Pac-8 7 4 0 .636 5 2 0 .714 22.2 21.8 11.47 8.56
86 Washington State Pac-8 5 6 0 .455 4 3 0 .571 22.7 26.4 5.20 8.20
87 California Pac-8 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 22.3 34.5 -0.97 6.40
88 Oregon Pac-8 2 9 0 .182 2 5 0 .286 18.6 21.7 1.65 8.93
89 Oregon State Pac-8 2 9 0 .182 2 5 0 .286 15.1 26.6 -2.10 7.54
90 Washington Pac-8 2 9 0 .182 0 7 0 .000 19.8 34.2 -8.46 1.63
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
91 San Diego State PCAA 9 1 1 .864 3 0 1 .875 29.2 11.7 10.54 -3.37
92 San Jose State PCAA 5 4 2 .545 2 0 2 .750 17.5 15.7 0.92 -1.44
93 Pacific PCAA 7 2 1 .750 2 1 1 .625 27.9 11.0 2.43 -9.37
94 Fresno State PCAA 2 9 0 .182 1 3 0 .250 13.5 26.0 -17.86 -8.41
95 Long Beach State PCAA 1 9 1 .136 0 4 0 .000 11.3 18.1 -16.74 -8.47
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 8 0 0 1.000 39.8 9.4 26.10 7.68 6 1 4
97 Louisiana State SEC 9 3 0 .750 5 1 0 .833 22.3 14.1 17.86 10.36 16 7 13
98 Mississippi SEC 6 5 0 .545 4 3 0 .571 18.4 16.1 8.45 6.82
99 Tennessee SEC 8 4 0 .667 3 3 0 .500 24.3 20.6 11.31 6.97 9 8 19
100 Georgia SEC 7 4 1 .625 3 4 0 .429 18.7 13.8 13.68 9.01
101 Florida SEC 7 5 0 .583 3 4 0 .429 15.6 15.6 7.50 8.25 15 14
102 Kentucky SEC 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 20.5 17.8 8.91 7.46
103 Auburn SEC 6 6 0 .500 2 5 0 .286 14.2 16.1 6.94 8.78 13 11
104 Mississippi State SEC 4 5 2 .455 2 5 0 .286 19.9 23.2 1.97 4.24
105 Vanderbilt SEC 5 6 0 .455 1 5 0 .167 16.5 23.8 0.36 4.45
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 East Carolina Southern 9 2 0 .818 7 0 0 1.000 32.0 13.7 7.77 -6.23
107 Richmond Southern 8 2 0 .800 5 1 0 .833 29.8 11.2 6.08 -7.82 20
108 William & Mary Southern 6 5 0 .545 3 2 0 .600 25.3 26.2 -6.74 -7.01
109 Furman Southern 7 4 0 .636 3 3 0 .500 23.2 16.5 -4.77 -10.14
110 Appalachian State Southern 3 7 1 .318 2 2 0 .500 14.9 23.2 -15.64 -9.28
111 Virginia Military Institute Southern 3 8 0 .273 2 4 0 .333 10.5 28.7 -15.46 -3.10
112 Citadel Southern 3 8 0 .273 1 6 0 .143 12.5 22.7 -17.91 -8.28
113 Davidson Southern 2 8 0 .200 1 6 0 .143 12.5 32.1 -20.93 -6.73
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
114 Texas SWC 8 3 0 .727 7 0 0 1.000 33.4 14.7 20.47 8.01 3 3 14
115 Texas Tech SWC 11 1 0 .917 6 1 0 .857 28.5 15.6 17.73 6.23 20 11 11
116 Rice SWC 5 6 0 .455 4 3 0 .571 13.9 20.3 4.93 9.12
117 Southern Methodist SWC 6 4 1 .591 3 3 1 .500 23.5 20.7 6.59 4.22 19
118 Arkansas SWC 5 5 1 .500 3 3 1 .500 11.3 16.7 4.80 8.35
119 Texas A&M SWC 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 26.5 21.0 7.24 5.05
120 Texas Christian SWC 3 8 0 .273 1 6 0 .143 17.2 26.4 -0.94 6.33
121 Baylor SWC 2 9 0 .182 0 7 0 .000 17.5 32.6 -3.85 9.15
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
122 Arizona State WAC 11 1 0 .917 6 1 0 .857 43.3 14.3 18.42 -0.25 14 8 9
123 Arizona WAC 8 3 0 .727 6 1 0 .857 26.0 19.4 8.05 1.14 19
124 Utah WAC 7 5 0 .583 4 2 0 .667 32.1 28.7 3.59 2.68
125 Brigham Young WAC 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 30.4 22.5 2.96 -0.58
126 New Mexico WAC 4 7 0 .364 3 4 0 .429 23.4 26.1 -2.22 1.14
127 Wyoming WAC 4 7 0 .364 3 4 0 .429 22.5 26.4 0.60 2.60
128 Colorado State WAC 5 6 0 .455 2 4 0 .333 22.7 30.3 -6.93 -1.48
129 Texas-El Paso WAC 0 11 0 .000 0 7 0 .000 12.9 49.5 -22.12 -1.94