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National Champions: Southern California (FWAA, NFF, UPI), Oklahoma (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Archie Griffin (Ohio State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Grant Teaff (Baylor)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Oklahoma NA Big 8
1 Preseason 2 Ohio State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 3 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 4 Alabama NA SEC
1 Preseason 5 Southern California NA Pac-8
1 Preseason 6 Michigan NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 7 Nebraska NA Big 8
1 Preseason 8 Penn State NA Ind
1 Preseason 9 Louisiana State NA SEC
1 Preseason 10 Texas NA SWC
1 Preseason 11 Houston NA Ind
1 Preseason 12 UCLA NA Pac-8
1 Preseason 13 Pittsburgh NA Ind
1 Preseason 14 Maryland NA ACC
1 Preseason 15 Arizona State NA WAC
1 Preseason 16 Tennessee NA SEC
1 Preseason 17 Arizona NA WAC
1 Preseason 18 North Carolina State NA ACC
1 Preseason 19 Arkansas NA SWC
1 Preseason 20 Texas A&M NA SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1974-09-09 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 8
2 1974-09-09 2 Notre Dame 3 Up 1 Ind
2 1974-09-09 3 Alabama 4 Up 1 SEC
2 1974-09-09 4 Ohio State 2 Down 2 Big Ten
2 1974-09-09 5 Southern California 5 NC Pac-8
2 1974-09-09 6 Michigan 6 NC Big Ten
2 1974-09-09 7 Nebraska 7 NC Big 8
2 1974-09-09 8 Penn State 8 NC Ind
2 1974-09-09 9 Louisiana State 9 NC SEC
2 1974-09-09 10 Texas 10 NC SWC
2 1974-09-09 11 Arizona State (1-0-0) 15 Up 4 WAC
2 1974-09-09 12 UCLA (0-0-1) 12 NC Pac-8
2 1974-09-09 13 Pittsburgh 13 NC Ind
2 1974-09-09 14 Maryland 14 NC ACC
2 1974-09-09 15 Tennessee (0-0-1) 16 Up 1 SEC
2 1974-09-09 16 North Carolina State (1-0-0) 18 Up 2 ACC
2 1974-09-09 17 Arizona 17 NC WAC
2 1974-09-09 18 Missouri Up  Big 8
2 1974-09-09 19 Houston (0-1-0) 11 Down 8 Ind
2 1974-09-09 20 Arkansas 19 Down 1 SWC
2 1974-09-09 20 Stanford Up  Pac-8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1974-09-16 1 Notre Dame (1-0-0) 2 Up 1 Ind
3 1974-09-16 2 Ohio State (1-0-0) 4 Up 2 Big Ten
3 1974-09-16 3 Oklahoma (1-0-0) 1 Down 2 Big 8
3 1974-09-16 4 Nebraska (1-0-0) 7 Up 3 Big 8
3 1974-09-16 5 Alabama (1-0-0) 3 Down 2 SEC
3 1974-09-16 6 Michigan (1-0-0) 6 NC Big Ten
3 1974-09-16 7 Louisiana State (1-0-0) 9 Up 2 SEC
3 1974-09-16 8 Penn State (1-0-0) 8 NC Ind
3 1974-09-16 9 Texas (1-0-0) 10 Up 1 SWC
3 1974-09-16 10 Arkansas (1-0-0) 20 Up 10 SWC
3 1974-09-16 11 Arizona State (1-0-0) 11 NC WAC
3 1974-09-16 12 UCLA (0-0-1) 12 NC Pac-8
3 1974-09-16 13 Southern California (0-1-0) 5 Down 8 Pac-8
3 1974-09-16 14 Maryland (0-1-0) 14 NC ACC
3 1974-09-16 15 Pittsburgh (1-0-0) 13 Down 2 Ind
3 1974-09-16 15 North Carolina State (2-0-0) 16 Up 1 ACC
3 1974-09-16 17 Arizona (1-0-0) 17 NC WAC
3 1974-09-16 17 Tennessee (0-0-1) 15 Down 2 SEC
3 1974-09-16 19 Houston (1-1-0) 19 NC Ind
3 1974-09-16 19 Stanford (0-1-0) 20 Up 1 Pac-8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1974-09-23 1 Ohio State (2-0-0) 2 Up 1 Big Ten
4 1974-09-23 2 Notre Dame (2-0-0) 1 Down 1 Ind
4 1974-09-23 3 Oklahoma (1-0-0) 3 NC Big 8
4 1974-09-23 4 Alabama (2-0-0) 5 Up 1 SEC
4 1974-09-23 5 Michigan (2-0-0) 6 Up 1 Big Ten
4 1974-09-23 6 Texas (2-0-0) 9 Up 3 SWC
4 1974-09-23 7 Arizona State (2-0-0) 11 Up 4 WAC
4 1974-09-23 8 Pittsburgh (2-0-0) 15 Up 7 Ind
4 1974-09-23 9 Texas A&M (2-0-0) Up  SWC
4 1974-09-23 10 Nebraska (1-1-0) 4 Down 6 Big 8
4 1974-09-23 11 Wisconsin (2-0-0) Up  Big Ten
4 1974-09-23 12 Oklahoma State (2-0-0) Up  Big 8
4 1974-09-23 13 North Carolina State (3-0-0) 15 Up 2 ACC
4 1974-09-23 14 Tennessee (1-0-1) 17 Up 3 SEC
4 1974-09-23 15 Arizona (2-0-0) 17 Up 2 WAC
4 1974-09-23 16 Illinois (2-0-0) Up  Big Ten
4 1974-09-23 17 Louisiana State (1-1-0) 7 Down 10 SEC
4 1974-09-23 18 Southern California (0-1-0) 13 Down 5 Pac-8
4 1974-09-23 19 Penn State (1-1-0) 8 Down 11 Ind
4 1974-09-23 20 Miami (FL) (1-0-0) Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1974-09-30 1 Ohio State (3-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
5 1974-09-30 2 Oklahoma (2-0-0) 3 Up 1 Big 8
5 1974-09-30 3 Alabama (3-0-0) 4 Up 1 SEC
5 1974-09-30 4 Michigan (3-0-0) 5 Up 1 Big Ten
5 1974-09-30 5 Texas A&M (3-0-0) 9 Up 4 SWC
5 1974-09-30 6 Nebraska (2-1-0) 10 Up 4 Big 8
5 1974-09-30 7 Notre Dame (2-1-0) 2 Down 5 Ind
5 1974-09-30 8 North Carolina State (4-0-0) 13 Up 5 ACC
5 1974-09-30 9 Southern California (1-1-0) 18 Up 9 Pac-8
5 1974-09-30 10 Texas Tech (2-0-1) Up  SWC
5 1974-09-30 11 Auburn (3-0-0) Up  SEC
5 1974-09-30 12 Arizona (3-0-0) 15 Up 3 WAC
5 1974-09-30 13 Florida (3-0-0) Up  SEC
5 1974-09-30 14 Illinois (3-0-0) 16 Up 2 Big Ten
5 1974-09-30 15 Penn State (2-1-0) 19 Up 4 Ind
5 1974-09-30 16 Miami (FL) (2-0-0) 20 Up 4 Ind
5 1974-09-30 17 Pittsburgh (2-1-0) 8 Down 9 Ind
5 1974-09-30 18 Arizona State (2-1-0) 7 Down 11 WAC
5 1974-09-30 19 Texas (2-1-0) 6 Down 13 SWC
5 1974-09-30 20 Arkansas (2-1-0) Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1974-10-07 1 Ohio State (4-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
6 1974-10-07 2 Oklahoma (3-0-0) 2 NC Big 8
6 1974-10-07 3 Alabama (4-0-0) 3 NC SEC
6 1974-10-07 4 Michigan (4-0-0) 4 NC Big Ten
6 1974-10-07 5 Nebraska (3-1-0) 6 Up 1 Big 8
6 1974-10-07 6 Notre Dame (3-1-0) 7 Up 1 Ind
6 1974-10-07 7 Southern California (2-1-0) 9 Up 2 Pac-8
6 1974-10-07 8 Florida (4-0-0) 13 Up 5 SEC
6 1974-10-07 9 Texas Tech (3-0-1) 10 Up 1 SWC
6 1974-10-07 10 Auburn (4-0-0) 11 Up 1 SEC
6 1974-10-07 11 North Carolina State (5-0-0) 8 Down 3 ACC
6 1974-10-07 12 Arizona (4-0-0) 12 NC WAC
6 1974-10-07 13 Wisconsin (3-1-0) Up  Big Ten
6 1974-10-07 14 Arkansas (3-1-0) 20 Up 6 SWC
6 1974-10-07 15 Penn State (3-1-0) 15 NC Ind
6 1974-10-07 16 Texas A&M (3-1-0) 5 Down 11 SWC
6 1974-10-07 17 Texas (3-1-0) 19 Up 2 SWC
6 1974-10-07 18 Arizona State (3-1-0) 18 NC WAC
6 1974-10-07 19 Kansas (3-1-0) Up  Big 8
6 1974-10-07 20 Miami (OH) (3-0-1) Up  MAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1974-10-14 1 Ohio State (5-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
7 1974-10-14 2 Oklahoma (4-0-0) 2 NC Big 8
7 1974-10-14 3 Michigan (5-0-0) 4 Up 1 Big Ten
7 1974-10-14 4 Alabama (5-0-0) 3 Down 1 SEC
7 1974-10-14 5 Auburn (5-0-0) 10 Up 5 SEC
7 1974-10-14 6 Southern California (3-1-0) 7 Up 1 Pac-8
7 1974-10-14 7 Notre Dame (4-1-0) 6 Down 1 Ind
7 1974-10-14 8 Texas A&M (4-1-0) 16 Up 8 SWC
7 1974-10-14 9 Arizona (5-0-0) 12 Up 3 WAC
7 1974-10-14 10 North Carolina State (6-0-0) 11 Up 1 ACC
7 1974-10-14 11 Penn State (4-1-0) 15 Up 4 Ind
7 1974-10-14 12 Nebraska (3-2-0) 5 Down 7 Big 8
7 1974-10-14 13 Kansas (4-1-0) 19 Up 6 Big 8
7 1974-10-14 14 Florida (4-1-0) 8 Down 6 SEC
7 1974-10-14 15 Arizona State (3-1-0) 18 Up 3 WAC
7 1974-10-14 16 Texas (3-2-0) 17 Up 1 SWC
7 1974-10-14 17 Texas Tech (3-1-1) 9 Down 8 SWC
7 1974-10-14 18 Maryland (3-2-0) Up  ACC
7 1974-10-14 19 Miami (OH) (4-0-1) 20 Up 1 MAC
7 1974-10-14 20 Tulane (4-0-0) Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1974-10-21 1 Ohio State (6-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
8 1974-10-21 2 Oklahoma (5-0-0) 2 NC Big 8
8 1974-10-21 3 Michigan (6-0-0) 3 NC Big Ten
8 1974-10-21 4 Alabama (6-0-0) 4 NC SEC
8 1974-10-21 5 Auburn (6-0-0) 5 NC SEC
8 1974-10-21 6 Southern California (4-1-0) 6 NC Pac-8
8 1974-10-21 7 Notre Dame (5-1-0) 7 NC Ind
8 1974-10-21 8 Texas A&M (5-1-0) 8 NC SWC
8 1974-10-21 9 Nebraska (4-2-0) 12 Up 3 Big 8
8 1974-10-21 10 Penn State (5-1-0) 11 Up 1 Ind
8 1974-10-21 11 Texas Tech (4-1-1) 17 Up 6 SWC
8 1974-10-21 12 Florida (5-1-0) 14 Up 2 SEC
8 1974-10-21 13 Texas (4-2-0) 16 Up 3 SWC
8 1974-10-21 14 Arizona State (4-1-0) 15 Up 1 WAC
8 1974-10-21 15 Maryland (4-2-0) 18 Up 3 ACC
8 1974-10-21 16 Arizona (5-1-0) 9 Down 7 WAC
8 1974-10-21 17 North Carolina State (6-1-0) 10 Down 7 ACC
8 1974-10-21 18 Tulane (5-0-0) 20 Up 2 Ind
8 1974-10-21 19 Miami (OH) (5-0-1) 19 NC MAC
8 1974-10-21 20 California (5-1-0) Up  Pac-8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1974-10-28 1 Ohio State (7-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
9 1974-10-28 2 Oklahoma (6-0-0) 2 NC Big 8
9 1974-10-28 3 Michigan (7-0-0) 3 NC Big Ten
9 1974-10-28 4 Alabama (7-0-0) 4 NC SEC
9 1974-10-28 5 Auburn (7-0-0) 5 NC SEC
9 1974-10-28 6 Southern California (5-1-0) 6 NC Pac-8
9 1974-10-28 7 Notre Dame (6-1-0) 7 NC Ind
9 1974-10-28 8 Texas A&M (6-1-0) 8 NC SWC
9 1974-10-28 9 Nebraska (5-2-0) 9 NC Big 8
9 1974-10-28 10 Penn State (6-1-0) 10 NC Ind
9 1974-10-28 11 Florida (6-1-0) 12 Up 1 SEC
9 1974-10-28 12 Texas (5-2-0) 13 Up 1 SWC
9 1974-10-28 13 Texas Tech (5-1-1) 11 Down 2 SWC
9 1974-10-28 14 Arizona State (5-1-0) 14 NC WAC
9 1974-10-28 15 Maryland (5-2-0) 15 NC ACC
9 1974-10-28 16 Miami (OH) (6-0-1) 19 Up 3 MAC
9 1974-10-28 17 Mississippi State (6-1-0) Up  SEC
9 1974-10-28 18 UCLA (4-1-2) Up  Pac-8
9 1974-10-28 19 Temple (6-0-0) Up  Ind
9 1974-10-28 20 Wisconsin (4-3-0) Up  Big Ten
9 1974-10-28 20 San Diego State (5-1-0) Up  PCAA
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1974-11-04 1 Ohio State (8-0-0) 1 NC Big Ten
10 1974-11-04 2 Oklahoma (7-0-0) 2 NC Big 8
10 1974-11-04 3 Alabama (8-0-0) 4 Up 1 SEC
10 1974-11-04 4 Michigan (8-0-0) 3 Down 1 Big Ten
10 1974-11-04 5 Texas A&M (7-1-0) 8 Up 3 SWC
10 1974-11-04 6 Florida (7-1-0) 11 Up 5 SEC
10 1974-11-04 7 Penn State (7-1-0) 10 Up 3 Ind
10 1974-11-04 8 Notre Dame (7-1-0) 7 Down 1 Ind
10 1974-11-04 9 Nebraska (6-2-0) 9 NC Big 8
10 1974-11-04 10 Auburn (7-1-0) 5 Down 5 SEC
10 1974-11-04 11 Southern California (5-1-1) 6 Down 5 Pac-8
10 1974-11-04 12 Texas (6-2-0) 12 NC SWC
10 1974-11-04 13 Miami (OH) (7-0-1) 16 Up 3 MAC
10 1974-11-04 14 Maryland (5-3-0) 15 Up 1 ACC
10 1974-11-04 15 Houston (6-2-0) Up  Ind
10 1974-11-04 16 Arizona State (5-2-0) 14 Down 2 WAC
10 1974-11-04 17 Oklahoma State (4-3-0) Up  Big 8
10 1974-11-04 18 California (5-2-1) Up  Pac-8
10 1974-11-04 19 Pittsburgh (6-2-0) Up  Ind
10 1974-11-04 19 Texas Tech (5-2-1) 13 Down 6 SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1974-11-11 1 Oklahoma (8-0-0) 2 Up 1 Big 8
11 1974-11-11 2 Alabama (9-0-0) 3 Up 1 SEC
11 1974-11-11 3 Michigan (9-0-0) 4 Up 1 Big Ten
11 1974-11-11 4 Ohio State (8-1-0) 1 Down 3 Big Ten
11 1974-11-11 5 Notre Dame (7-1-0) 8 Up 3 Ind
11 1974-11-11 6 Nebraska (7-2-0) 9 Up 3 Big 8
11 1974-11-11 7 Auburn (8-1-0) 10 Up 3 SEC
11 1974-11-11 8 Southern California (6-1-1) 11 Up 3 Pac-8
11 1974-11-11 9 Florida (7-2-0) 6 Down 3 SEC
11 1974-11-11 10 Texas A&M (7-2-0) 5 Down 5 SWC
11 1974-11-11 11 Penn State (7-2-0) 7 Down 4 Ind
11 1974-11-11 12 Miami (OH) (8-0-1) 13 Up 1 MAC
11 1974-11-11 13 Maryland (6-3-0) 14 Up 1 ACC
11 1974-11-11 14 Houston (6-2-0) 15 Up 1 Ind
11 1974-11-11 15 Michigan State (5-3-1) Up  Big Ten
11 1974-11-11 16 North Carolina State (8-2-0) Up  ACC
11 1974-11-11 17 Pittsburgh (7-2-0) 19 Up 2 Ind
11 1974-11-11 18 Oklahoma State (5-3-0) 17 Down 1 Big 8
11 1974-11-11 19 California (6-2-1) 18 Down 1 Pac-8
11 1974-11-11 20 Texas Tech (6-2-1) 19 Down 1 SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 1974-11-18 1 Oklahoma (9-0-0) 1 NC Big 8
12 1974-11-18 2 Alabama (10-0-0) 2 NC SEC
12 1974-11-18 3 Michigan (10-0-0) 3 NC Big Ten
12 1974-11-18 4 Ohio State (9-1-0) 4 NC Big Ten
12 1974-11-18 5 Notre Dame (8-1-0) 5 NC Ind
12 1974-11-18 6 Nebraska (8-2-0) 6 NC Big 8
12 1974-11-18 7 Auburn (9-1-0) 7 NC SEC
12 1974-11-18 8 Southern California (7-1-1) 8 NC Pac-8
12 1974-11-18 9 Texas A&M (8-2-0) 10 Up 1 SWC
12 1974-11-18 10 Penn State (8-2-0) 11 Up 1 Ind
12 1974-11-18 11 Maryland (7-3-0) 13 Up 2 ACC
12 1974-11-18 12 Miami (OH) (9-0-1) 12 NC MAC
12 1974-11-18 13 North Carolina State (9-2-0) 16 Up 3 ACC
12 1974-11-18 14 Michigan State (6-3-1) 15 Up 1 Big Ten
12 1974-11-18 15 Houston (7-2-0) 14 Down 1 Ind
12 1974-11-18 16 Baylor (6-3-0) Up  SWC
12 1974-11-18 17 Texas (7-3-0) Up  SWC
12 1974-11-18 18 Pittsburgh (7-3-0) 17 Down 1 Ind
12 1974-11-18 19 California (7-2-1) 19 NC Pac-8
12 1974-11-18 20 Florida (7-3-0) 9 Down 11 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
13 1974-11-25 1 Oklahoma (10-0-0) 1 NC Big 8
13 1974-11-25 2 Alabama (10-0-0) 2 NC SEC
13 1974-11-25 3 Ohio State (10-1-0) 4 Up 1 Big Ten
13 1974-11-25 4 Michigan (10-1-0) 3 Down 1 Big Ten
13 1974-11-25 5 Notre Dame (9-1-0) 5 NC Ind
13 1974-11-25 6 Southern California (8-1-1) 8 Up 2 Pac-8
13 1974-11-25 7 Auburn (9-1-0) 7 NC SEC
13 1974-11-25 8 Texas A&M (8-2-0) 9 Up 1 SWC
13 1974-11-25 9 Nebraska (8-3-0) 6 Down 3 Big 8
13 1974-11-25 10 Penn State (9-2-0) 10 NC Ind
13 1974-11-25 11 Maryland (8-3-0) 11 NC ACC
13 1974-11-25 12 Miami (OH) (9-0-1) 12 NC MAC
13 1974-11-25 13 North Carolina State (9-2-0) 13 NC ACC
13 1974-11-25 14 Michigan State (7-3-1) 14 NC Big Ten
13 1974-11-25 15 Houston (8-2-0) 15 NC Ind
13 1974-11-25 16 Baylor (7-3-0) 16 NC SWC
13 1974-11-25 17 Texas (7-3-0) 17 NC SWC
13 1974-11-25 18 Pittsburgh (7-4-0) 18 NC Ind
13 1974-11-25 19 Wisconsin (7-4-0) Up  Big Ten
13 1974-11-25 20 Brigham Young (7-3-1) Up  WAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
14 1974-12-02 1 Oklahoma (11-0-0) 1 NC Big 8
14 1974-12-02 2 Alabama (11-0-0) 2 NC SEC
14 1974-12-02 3 Ohio State (10-1-0) 3 NC Big Ten
14 1974-12-02 4 Michigan (10-1-0) 4 NC Big Ten
14 1974-12-02 5 Southern California (9-1-1) 6 Up 1 Pac-8
14 1974-12-02 6 Auburn (9-2-0) 7 Up 1 SEC
14 1974-12-02 7 Penn State (9-2-0) 10 Up 3 Ind
14 1974-12-02 8 Nebraska (8-3-0) 9 Up 1 Big 8
14 1974-12-02 9 Notre Dame (9-2-0) 5 Down 4 Ind
14 1974-12-02 10 Maryland (8-3-0) 11 Up 1 ACC
14 1974-12-02 11 Texas (8-3-0) 17 Up 6 SWC
14 1974-12-02 12 Baylor (8-3-0) 16 Up 4 SWC
14 1974-12-02 13 North Carolina State (9-2-0) 13 NC ACC
14 1974-12-02 14 Michigan State (7-3-1) 14 NC Big Ten
14 1974-12-02 15 Miami (OH) (9-0-1) 12 Down 3 MAC
14 1974-12-02 16 Texas A&M (8-3-0) 8 Down 8 SWC
14 1974-12-02 17 Brigham Young (7-3-1) 20 Up 3 WAC
14 1974-12-02 18 Florida (8-3-0) Up  SEC
14 1974-12-02 19 Arizona (9-2-0) Up  WAC
14 1974-12-02 20 Pittsburgh (7-4-0) 18 Down 2 Ind
14 1974-12-02 20 Wisconsin (7-4-0) 19 Down 1 Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
15 Final 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 8
15 Final 2 Southern California 5 Up 3 Pac-8
15 Final 3 Michigan 4 Up 1 Big Ten
15 Final 4 Ohio State 3 Down 1 Big Ten
15 Final 5 Alabama 2 Down 3 SEC
15 Final 6 Notre Dame 9 Up 3 Ind
15 Final 7 Penn State 7 NC Ind
15 Final 8 Auburn 6 Down 2 SEC
15 Final 9 Nebraska 8 Down 1 Big 8
15 Final 10 Miami (OH) 15 Up 5 MAC
15 Final 11 North Carolina State 13 Up 2 ACC
15 Final 12 Michigan State 14 Up 2 Big Ten
15 Final 13 Maryland 10 Down 3 ACC
15 Final 14 Baylor 12 Down 2 SWC
15 Final 15 Florida 18 Up 3 SEC
15 Final 16 Texas A&M 16 NC SWC
15 Final 17 Mississippi State Up  SEC
15 Final 17 Texas 11 Down 6 SWC
15 Final 19 Houston Up  Ind
15 Final 20 Tennessee Up  SEC