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1976 Standings

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National Champion: Pittsburgh (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Tony Dorsett (Pittsburgh)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Johnny Majors (Pittsburgh)

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Pittsburgh

137 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 Maryland ACC 11 1 0 .917 5 0 0 1.000 24.5 9.6 18.84 4.09 12 4 8
2 North Carolina ACC 9 3 0 .750 4 1 0 .800 20.3 18.3 7.43 3.43 14
3 Wake Forest ACC 5 6 0 .455 3 3 0 .500 16.1 18.7 3.61 6.07
4 Duke ACC 5 5 1 .500 2 3 1 .417 21.3 22.3 6.51 7.42
5 North Carolina State ACC 3 7 1 .318 2 3 0 .400 18.6 23.5 2.03 7.12
6 Virginia ACC 2 9 0 .182 1 3 0 .250 9.6 24.2 -8.51 4.49
7 Clemson ACC 3 6 2 .364 0 4 1 .100 15.6 21.5 3.29 7.75
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 9 2 1 .792 5 2 0 .714 27.2 16.0 19.16 8.91 5 3 5
9 Oklahoma State Big 8 9 3 0 .750 5 2 0 .714 27.4 17.8 16.90 7.81 13 14
10 Colorado Big 8 8 4 0 .667 5 2 0 .714 25.4 18.8 16.83 10.67 12 16
11 Nebraska Big 8 9 3 1 .731 4 3 0 .571 32.0 13.9 17.63 7.79 1 1 9
12 Iowa State Big 8 8 3 0 .727 4 3 0 .571 33.5 19.6 13.89 5.16 14 19
13 Missouri Big 8 6 5 0 .545 3 4 0 .429 22.4 21.9 14.47 13.93 6
14 Kansas Big 8 6 5 0 .545 2 5 0 .286 23.6 22.8 11.24 10.33 19 8
15 Kansas State Big 8 1 10 0 .091 0 7 0 .000 14.1 31.5 -0.73 13.18
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 2 0 .833 7 1 0 .875 36.0 7.9 24.67 7.00 2 1 3
17 Ohio State Big Ten 9 2 1 .792 7 1 0 .875 25.4 12.4 20.66 10.24 4 2 6
18 Minnesota Big Ten 6 5 0 .545 4 4 0 .500 18.3 19.2 7.51 6.06
19 Illinois Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 4 4 0 .500 21.4 22.5 9.19 10.37 14
20 Indiana Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 4 4 0 .500 11.8 23.1 0.86 8.68
21 Purdue Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 4 4 0 .500 17.1 21.2 5.63 8.45
22 Iowa Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 14.6 21.3 3.10 7.28
23 Wisconsin Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 27.1 24.2 7.03 5.94
24 Michigan State Big Ten 4 6 1 .409 3 5 0 .375 21.5 25.3 4.07 7.79
25 Northwestern Big Ten 1 10 0 .091 1 7 0 .125 12.2 28.3 -4.27 7.73
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
26 Pittsburgh Ind 12 0 0 1.000 31.8 11.1 23.06 4.98 9 1 1
27 Rutgers Ind 11 0 0 1.000 26.1 7.4 5.93 -8.53 17 17
28 San Diego State Ind 10 1 0 .909 17.9 11.4 0.64 -7.18
29 Colgate Ind 8 2 0 .800 17.3 13.4 -4.97 -9.47
30 Notre Dame Ind 9 3 0 .750 24.5 13.2 16.62 8.53 11 11 12
31 Boston College Ind 8 3 0 .727 21.7 11.4 6.56 -0.99 13
32 Cincinnati Ind 8 3 0 .727 18.5 10.4 8.04 1.31 20
33 Memphis Ind 7 4 0 .636 21.9 16.5 5.71 1.16 W-L-T adjusted to 8-3 by NCAA.
34 Southern Illinois Ind 7 4 0 .636 22.2 20.3 -10.99 -12.44
35 Chattanooga Ind 6 4 1 .591 21.1 18.6 -5.78 -9.23
36 Villanova Ind 6 4 1 .591 23.1 18.2 -1.63 -5.63
37 Penn State Ind 7 5 0 .583 20.1 14.4 12.16 7.08 10 7
38 North Texas Ind 6 5 0 .545 21.1 13.2 1.67 -2.15 W-L-T adjusted to 7-4 by NCAA.
39 South Carolina Ind 6 5 0 .545 17.7 13.0 9.92 6.10 19
40 Virginia Tech Ind 6 5 0 .545 20.3 16.0 5.24 1.87
41 Northwestern State Ind 5 5 0 .500 19.0 18.1 -10.44 -9.84
42 Army Ind 5 6 0 .455 18.3 24.3 -2.96 1.59
43 Florida State Ind 5 6 0 .455 18.6 23.5 3.17 5.35
44 Illinois State Ind 5 6 0 .455 10.9 15.7 -17.75 -13.66
45 West Virginia Ind 5 6 0 .455 16.7 18.4 4.29 6.29
46 Georgia Tech Ind 4 6 1 .409 20.1 24.3 4.41 7.68
47 Temple Ind 4 6 0 .400 19.6 21.6 -4.89 -3.69
48 Air Force Ind 4 7 0 .364 16.4 24.8 -7.15 -0.06
49 Dayton Ind 4 7 0 .364 16.8 20.7 -15.62 -11.99
50 Louisville Ind 4 7 0 .364 16.1 21.3 -3.42 1.21 W-L-T adjusted to 5-6 by NCAA.
51 Marshall Ind 4 7 0 .364 13.7 22.1 -18.39 -10.66
52 Navy Ind 4 7 0 .364 17.0 23.4 3.18 5.36
53 Indiana State Ind 3 7 0 .300 15.2 21.3 -18.85 -12.95
54 Hawaii Ind 3 8 0 .273 14.0 34.3 -18.53 -8.08
55 Holy Cross Ind 3 8 0 .273 18.5 29.7 -12.13 -5.68
56 Miami (FL) Ind 3 8 0 .273 18.8 19.4 6.76 11.30
57 Syracuse Ind 3 8 0 .273 14.0 23.9 -3.72 4.65
58 Utah State Ind 3 8 0 .273 15.5 23.9 -11.18 -3.27
59 Louisiana-Monroe Ind 2 9 0 .182 18.7 29.2 -18.82 -8.00
60 Southern Mississippi Ind 2 9 0 .182 13.2 26.9 -3.86 5.96 W-L-T adjusted to 3-8 by NCAA.
61 Tulane Ind 2 9 0 .182 13.5 20.7 -3.52 4.02
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 Brown Ivy 8 1 0 .889 6 1 0 .857 19.0 11.3 0.98 -7.13
63 Yale Ivy 8 1 0 .889 6 1 0 .857 22.0 8.6 4.52 -7.59
64 Dartmouth Ivy 6 3 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 26.2 12.3 3.18 -7.37
65 Harvard Ivy 6 3 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 19.6 12.8 -0.78 -7.00
66 Columbia Ivy 3 6 0 .333 2 5 0 .286 15.6 27.4 -12.31 -3.64
67 Pennsylvania Ivy 3 6 0 .333 2 5 0 .286 10.0 17.7 -12.08 -5.74
68 Cornell Ivy 2 7 0 .222 2 5 0 .286 12.1 19.7 -9.93 -3.05
69 Princeton Ivy 2 7 0 .222 2 5 0 .286 7.0 17.2 -11.93 -2.82
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 Ball State MAC 8 3 0 .727 4 1 0 .800 23.4 11.3 -4.63 -13.54
71 Kent State MAC 8 4 0 .667 6 2 0 .750 23.3 17.2 -3.93 -9.51
72 Ohio MAC 7 4 0 .636 6 2 0 .750 23.0 15.9 -4.83 -9.74
73 Western Michigan MAC 7 4 0 .636 6 3 0 .667 24.5 18.4 -5.59 -11.04
74 Central Michigan MAC 7 4 0 .636 4 3 0 .571 20.3 19.9 -12.28 -14.28
75 Bowling Green State MAC 6 5 0 .545 4 3 0 .571 26.5 22.6 -6.13 -8.68
76 Miami (OH) MAC 3 8 0 .273 2 4 0 .333 14.5 18.9 -9.96 -4.96 20 20
77 Toledo MAC 3 8 0 .273 2 6 0 .250 16.8 21.1 -16.53 -11.26
78 Eastern Michigan MAC 2 9 0 .182 1 5 0 .167 12.0 32.3 -22.53 -8.08
79 Northern Illinois MAC 1 10 0 .091 0 6 0 .000 5.1 33.3 -29.78 -10.42
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
80 Tulsa MVC 7 4 1 .625 2 1 1 .625 21.1 17.3 2.89 -1.20
81 New Mexico State MVC 4 6 1 .409 2 1 1 .625 13.8 21.9 -14.64 -9.36
82 West Texas A&M MVC 4 5 2 .455 1 1 2 .500 19.9 22.9 -9.26 -7.53
83 Wichita State MVC 4 7 0 .364 2 2 0 .500 16.4 20.6 -13.44 -9.08
84 Drake MVC 1 10 0 .091 1 3 0 .250 18.2 38.5 -17.29 -2.47
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
85 Southern California Pac-8 11 1 0 .917 7 0 0 1.000 32.2 11.6 21.01 7.84 8 2 2
86 UCLA Pac-8 9 2 1 .792 6 1 0 .857 32.6 14.4 17.36 5.11 17 2 15
87 Stanford Pac-8 6 5 0 .545 5 2 0 .714 21.7 25.8 5.55 7.37
88 California Pac-8 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 20.9 20.5 7.24 7.51 15 15
89 Washington Pac-8 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 21.5 18.8 7.44 5.44
90 Washington State Pac-8 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 21.8 30.1 -0.53 5.84
91 Oregon Pac-8 4 7 0 .364 1 6 0 .143 13.1 24.6 -1.93 3.98
92 Oregon State Pac-8 2 10 0 .167 1 6 0 .143 14.9 27.1 -5.50 5.92
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
93 San Jose State PCAA 7 4 0 .636 4 0 0 1.000 32.2 19.4 2.09 -6.91
94 Fresno State PCAA 5 6 0 .455 3 1 0 .750 21.5 15.0 -5.53 -8.98
95 Long Beach State PCAA 8 3 0 .727 2 2 0 .500 20.8 12.7 -5.82 -12.73
96 Cal State Fullerton PCAA 3 7 1 .318 1 3 0 .250 16.7 19.4 -14.71 -9.80
97 Pacific PCAA 2 9 0 .182 0 4 0 .000 17.3 27.4 -17.03 -7.58
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
98 Georgia SEC 10 2 0 .833 5 1 0 .833 27.3 12.1 20.78 9.03 16 4 10
99 Alabama SEC 9 3 0 .750 5 2 0 .714 27.3 11.7 18.41 7.33 6 6 11
100 Mississippi State SEC 9 2 0 .818 4 2 0 .667 24.5 16.2 11.57 4.84 18 20 W-L-T adjusted to 0-11 by NCAA.
101 Florida SEC 8 4 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 27.3 24.3 12.61 10.19 18 10
102 Kentucky SEC 8 4 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 17.4 12.6 14.47 9.47 18 18 W-L-T adjusted to 9-3 by NCAA.
103 Mississippi SEC 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 13.9 16.4 6.52 7.42 16 W-L-T adjusted to 6-5 by NCAA.
104 Louisiana State SEC 6 4 1 .591 2 4 0 .333 23.2 13.5 11.43 4.89 11 W-L-T adjusted to 7-3-1 by NCAA.
105 Tennessee SEC 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 21.5 14.7 10.77 5.77
106 Auburn SEC 3 8 0 .273 2 4 0 .333 17.6 24.3 2.42 9.33 W-L-T adjusted to 4-7 by NCAA.
107 Vanderbilt SEC 2 9 0 .182 0 6 0 .000 11.9 25.6 -1.95 9.32
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
108 East Carolina Southern 9 2 0 .818 5 1 0 .833 25.3 10.5 9.90 -1.37 20
109 Richmond Southern 5 6 0 .455 3 2 0 .600 15.7 14.2 2.63 2.91
110 William & Mary Southern 7 4 0 .636 3 3 0 .500 19.1 13.5 4.27 -0.82
111 Appalachian State Southern 6 4 1 .591 2 2 1 .500 25.2 15.0 2.14 -3.41
112 Furman Southern 6 4 1 .591 2 3 1 .417 20.6 14.5 1.75 -2.07
113 Citadel Southern 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 15.5 16.0 -2.27 -1.81
114 Virginia Military Institute Southern 5 5 0 .500 2 4 0 .333 13.8 20.6 -5.54 -1.64
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
115 McNeese State Southland 10 2 0 .833 4 1 0 .800 24.7 17.1 -1.47 -10.22
116 Louisiana-Lafayette Southland 9 2 0 .818 4 1 0 .800 23.7 13.5 2.29 -7.35
117 Texas-Arlington Southland 5 6 0 .455 3 2 0 .600 22.7 21.7 -7.83 -8.19
118 Louisiana Tech Southland 6 5 0 .545 2 3 0 .400 30.5 22.5 -1.70 -6.97
119 Arkansas State Southland 5 6 0 .455 2 3 0 .400 24.9 20.1 -6.79 -10.07
120 Lamar Southland 2 9 0 .182 0 5 0 .000 8.8 23.9 -21.04 -7.77
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
121 Houston SWC 10 2 0 .833 7 1 0 .875 28.6 15.7 18.08 6.49 4 4
122 Texas Tech SWC 10 2 0 .833 7 1 0 .875 28.0 17.2 17.89 6.55 5 13
123 Texas A&M SWC 10 2 0 .833 6 2 0 .750 30.3 11.7 21.57 5.98 14 7 7
124 Baylor SWC 7 3 1 .682 4 3 1 .563 19.0 16.6 9.71 7.17 18
125 Texas SWC 5 5 1 .500 4 4 0 .500 17.7 17.1 8.45 7.82 7 7
126 Arkansas SWC 5 5 1 .500 3 4 1 .438 20.0 18.5 6.64 6.27 13 12
127 Rice SWC 3 8 0 .273 2 6 0 .250 21.5 37.9 -6.11 7.89
128 Southern Methodist SWC 3 8 0 .273 2 6 0 .250 18.4 30.8 -0.26 8.46
129 Texas Christian SWC 0 11 0 .000 0 8 0 .000 11.6 39.1 -8.90 10.10
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
130 Brigham Young WAC 9 3 0 .750 6 1 0 .857 31.0 19.3 6.58 -3.08
131 Wyoming WAC 8 4 0 .667 6 1 0 .857 23.2 20.8 -0.23 -3.32
132 Arizona State WAC 4 7 0 .364 4 3 0 .571 20.3 21.9 -2.81 -0.35 3 3
133 Utah WAC 3 8 0 .273 3 3 0 .500 22.3 32.8 -10.35 -1.08
134 Arizona WAC 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 25.7 24.8 -1.07 0.21
135 New Mexico WAC 4 7 0 .364 3 4 0 .429 20.8 21.4 -3.93 -2.02
136 Colorado State WAC 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 18.6 16.9 -3.85 -5.85
137 Texas-El Paso WAC 1 11 0 .083 0 7 0 .000 14.3 29.7 -16.51 -3.26