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1973 Year Summary

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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

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L T Pct G W L T Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Big Eight Conference 8 91 53 33 5 .610 3 2 1 0 .667 17.06 12.64 3 4 Oklahoma
2 Southeastern Conference 10 116 68 45 3 .599 6 1 5 0 .167 10.31 7.40 5 3 Alabama
3 Big Ten Conference 10 110 52 56 2 .482 1 1 0 0 1.000 10.29 10.19 2 2 Michigan
Ohio State
4 Southwest Conference 8 89 45 42 2 .517 2 1 1 0 .500 7.12 7.06 2 2 Texas
5 Pacific-8 Conference 8 89 40 48 1 .455 1 0 1 0 .000 5.74 7.10 2 2 Southern California
6 Mid-American Conference 6 64 41 23 0 .641 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.92 -2.66 0 1 Miami (OH)
7 Atlantic Coast Conference 7 79 33 44 2 .430 2 1 1 0 .500 0.64 2.98 2 2 North Carolina State
8 Western Athletic Conference 8 90 44 46 0 .489 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.29 0.41 1 1 Arizona
Arizona State
9 Independent 36 393 194 194 5 .500 5 3 2 0 .600 -2.75 -2.50 3 4
10 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 5 54 24 25 5 .491 0 0 0 0 -4.14 -6.21 0 0 San Diego State
11 Southern Conference 8 86 41 44 1 .483 0 0 0 0 -8.45 -7.32 0 0 East Carolina
12 Ivy Group 8 71 34 34 3 .500 0 0 0 0 -11.18 -11.09 0 0 Dartmouth
13 Missouri Valley Conference 7 77 29 47 1 .383 0 0 0 0 -14.84 -9.83 0 0 North Texas
Tulsa

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 Final
Notre Dame Ind 8 8 8 7 8 9 8 8 5 5 5 5 5 3 1
Ohio State Big Ten 2 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 2
Oklahoma Big 8 11 11 9 8 6 6 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3
Alabama SEC 6 6 4 5 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 4
Penn State Ind 7 7 7 6 7 7 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 5
Michigan Big Ten 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 6
Nebraska Big 8 4 2 2 2 2 2 11 10 13 11 10 10 13 12 7
Southern California Pac-8 1 1 1 1 4 4 6 6 9 8 9 9 7 7 8
Arizona State WAC 14 13 13 13 12 11 12 11 8 14 13 13 11 10 9
Houston Ind 18 18 16 15 14 14 14 12 18 15 15 14 14 14 9
Texas Tech SWC 20 20           18 15 12 12 12 12 11 11
UCLA Pac-8 10 16 18 17 16 15 13 13 10 9 8 8 10 9 12
Louisiana State SEC 16 15 11 10 10 10 9 9 7 7 7 7 8 13 13
Texas SWC 3 4 6 14 13 13   19 19 13 11 11 9 8 14
Miami (OH) MAC           20 20 16 16 17 17 15 15 15 15
North Carolina State ACC 17 17 14 19             20 16 16 16 16
Missouri Big 8     20 20 15 12 7 7 12 10 14 19 20   17
Kansas Big 8           19 18 17   18 18 20 17 19 18
Tennessee SEC 9 9 10 9 9 8 10 14 11 16 16   19 20 19
Maryland ACC                         18 18 20
Tulane Ind           18 17 15 14     17   17 20
School Conf Pre 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 Final
Arizona WAC             19       19        
Auburn SEC 13 12 12 11         19            
Bowling Green State MAC     20                        
Colorado Big 8 11 10 19   18 17 16   17            
Florida SEC 15 14 15 16                      
Kent State MAC                   19          
Miami (FL) Ind       18 17 16 15                
North Carolina ACC 19 19                          
Oklahoma State Big 8     17 12 11             18      
Pittsburgh Ind                   20   20      
Richmond Southern               20              
Southern Methodist SWC         19                    
West Virginia Ind         20                    

Year Leaders

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Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Danny White (Arizona State) 157.4
2. Marty Vaughn (Pennsylvania) 150.4
3. Jesse Freitas (San Diego State) 148.0
4. Gary Sheide (Brigham Young) 143.9
5. Carl Summerell (East Carolina) 134.4
6. Steve Joachim (Temple) 129.9
7. Jeff Bower (Southern Mississippi) 126.3
8. Pat Haden* (Southern California) 126.2
9. Joe McCulley (Tulsa) 125.8
10. Dave Humm* (Nebraska) 124.4

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Wilbur Jackson (Alabama) 7.9
2. Kermit Johnson (UCLA) 7.5
3. Mark Harmon (UCLA) 7.2
4. Marshall Brantley (Idaho) 7.0
5. John Sciarra (UCLA) 6.9
6. Darrell Mitchell (Idaho) 6.8
7. Willie Hamilton (Arizona) 6.8
8. Willie Burden (North Carolina State) 6.8
9. Joe Washington (Oklahoma) 6.7
10. Tom Parr (Colgate) 6.5

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Larry Stokes (Chattanooga) 27.9
2. Bob Bucola (Pennsylvania) 27.3
3. Archie Gray (Wyoming) 24.7
4. Danny Buggs (West Virginia) 23.1
5. Vance Jackson (North Texas) 22.0
6. Morris Owens (Arizona State) 21.5
7. Ricky Scales (Virginia Tech) 21.4
8. T.C. Blair (Tulsa) 21.4
9. Mike Mahoney (Richmond) 20.1
10. Frosty Anderson* (Nebraska) 19.4