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1974 Year Summary

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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

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 Southeastern Conference 10 117 72 40 5 .637 7 3 3 1 .500 12.90 8.14 3 5 Alabama
2 Big Eight Conference 8 90 51 39 0 .567 2 2 0 0 1.000 11.04 8.63 2 2 Oklahoma
3 Southwest Conference 8 91 45 41 5 .522 3 0 2 1 .167 7.70 7.46 3 3 Baylor
4 Big Ten Conference 10 111 55 53 3 .509 1 0 1 0 .000 7.27 7.24 2 3 Michigan
Ohio State
5 Atlantic Coast Conference 7 80 42 37 1 .531 3 0 2 1 .167 6.86 5.97 2 2 Maryland
6 Pacific-8 Conference 8 89 40 43 6 .483 1 1 0 0 1.000 4.43 5.16 2 1 Southern California
7 Mid-American Conference 6 66 38 26 2 .591 1 1 0 0 1.000 -2.23 -5.83 0 1 Miami (OH)
8 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 5 57 33 22 2 .596 0 0 0 0 -2.73 -7.01 0 0 San Diego State
9 Independent 37 406 185 217 4 .461 3 2 0 1 .833 -3.86 -2.10 4 3
10 Western Athletic Conference 8 90 38 49 3 .439 1 0 1 0 .000 -4.31 -2.28 2 0 Brigham Young
11 Ivy Group 8 72 37 32 3 .535 0 0 0 0 -4.78 -6.05 0 0 Harvard
Yale
12 Southern Conference 7 76 38 38 0 .500 0 0 0 0 -7.45 -7.00 0 0 Virginia Military Institute
13 Missouri Valley Conference 7 77 29 44 4 .403 0 0 0 0 -7.67 -4.66 0 0 Tulsa

AP Poll Summary

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

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Gene Swick (Toledo) 62.0
2. Gary Sheide (Brigham Young) 60.3
3. Bob Avellini* (Maryland) 60.2
4. Terry Jones (Indiana) 58.6
5. Steve Joachim (Temple) 57.9
6. Kevin Sigler (Cornell) 57.7
7. Tom Clements (Notre Dame) 56.7
8. Dave Humm* (Nebraska) 56.7
9. Scott Gardner (Virginia) 56.4
10. Craig Penrose (San Diego State) 56.2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Steve Joachim (Temple) 150.1
2. Bob Avellini* (Maryland) 135.5
3. Gary Sheide (Brigham Young) 133.8
4. Gene Swick (Toledo) 133.3
5. Mark Driscoll (Colorado State) 132.5
6. Steve Bartkowski (California) 130.6
7. Tom Shuman (Penn State) 130.3
8. Dave Humm* (Nebraska) 130.2
9. Milt Holt (Harvard) 129.0
10. Jeff Bower (Southern Mississippi) 126.3