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1977 Standings

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National Champion: Notre Dame (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Earl Campbell (Texas)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Lou Holtz (Arkansas)

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

145 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 ACC 8 3 1 .708 5 0 1 .917 20.9 8.5 15.34 5.26 14 17
2 Clemson ACC 8 3 1 .708 4 1 1 .750 19.0 13.6 14.16 8.08 11 19
3 Maryland ACC 8 4 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 21.2 14.9 10.82 5.07 10 10
4 North Carolina State ACC 8 4 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 21.6 15.1 12.65 7.15
5 Duke ACC 5 6 0 .455 2 4 0 .333 21.0 20.1 8.18 7.27
6 Virginia ACC 1 9 1 .136 1 5 0 .167 5.1 25.5 -7.33 7.94
7 Wake Forest ACC 1 10 0 .091 0 6 0 .000 10.3 24.5 -9.64 4.63
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
8 Oklahoma Big 8 10 2 0 .833 7 0 0 1.000 33.4 18.1 20.75 8.75 1 1 7
9 Nebraska Big 8 9 3 0 .750 5 2 0 .714 26.3 16.7 17.75 9.42 15 9 12
10 Iowa State Big 8 8 4 0 .667 5 2 0 .714 20.8 14.8 8.71 4.13 16
11 Colorado Big 8 7 3 1 .682 3 3 1 .500 24.2 15.8 12.43 5.79 12 3
12 Missouri Big 8 4 7 0 .364 3 4 0 .429 17.7 16.4 9.02 8.93
13 Kansas Big 8 3 7 1 .318 2 4 1 .357 11.9 24.5 1.20 9.65 W-L-T adjusted to 4-6-1 by NCAA.
14 Oklahoma State Big 8 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 21.4 24.3 2.44 6.99 20 15
15 Kansas State Big 8 1 10 0 .091 0 7 0 .000 11.9 26.0 -2.70 9.39 W-L-T adjusted to 2-9 by NCAA.
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 29.4 10.3 19.65 7.07 2 1 9
17 Ohio State Big Ten 9 3 0 .750 7 1 0 .875 28.6 10.0 19.94 6.94 5 3 11
18 Michigan State Big Ten 7 3 1 .682 6 1 1 .813 23.6 14.7 13.04 5.86
19 Indiana Big Ten 5 5 1 .500 4 3 1 .563 18.6 20.7 4.83 6.47
20 Minnesota Big Ten 7 5 0 .583 4 4 0 .500 14.3 15.0 7.64 7.23 19
21 Purdue Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 21.0 22.5 4.69 4.69
22 Iowa Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 15.5 20.8 3.63 7.99 W-L-T adjusted to 5-6 by NCAA.
23 Wisconsin Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 3 6 0 .333 12.1 18.2 1.49 3.77 14
24 Illinois Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 2 6 0 .250 12.8 26.5 -3.13 8.32
25 Northwestern Big Ten 1 10 0 .091 1 8 0 .111 9.3 30.6 -7.38 9.08
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 1 0 .917 35.0 11.6 26.18 9.93 3 1 1
27 Penn State Ind 11 1 0 .917 32.5 15.6 22.11 8.52 13 4 5
28 Colgate Ind 10 1 0 .909 34.5 19.7 2.13 -11.88 20
29 San Diego State Ind 10 1 0 .909 31.7 15.0 11.13 -3.32 16 16
30 Tennessee State Ind 8 1 1 .850 24.5 9.1 3.58 -8.72
31 Florida State Ind 10 2 0 .833 26.2 14.2 16.23 4.56 13 14
32 North Texas Ind 9 2 0 .818 29.1 16.3 10.33 -0.49 W-L-T adjusted to 10-1 by NCAA.
33 Pittsburgh Ind 9 2 1 .792 35.7 11.2 22.30 7.89 7 7 8
34 East Carolina Ind 8 3 0 .727 24.4 14.0 4.42 -4.67
35 Rutgers Ind 8 3 0 .727 26.5 16.5 2.81 -5.10
36 Army Ind 7 4 0 .636 26.1 22.3 3.95 1.23
37 Louisville Ind 7 4 1 .625 24.3 16.2 -0.89 -6.39
38 Boston College Ind 6 5 0 .545 22.0 24.5 3.23 2.23
39 Cincinnati Ind 5 4 2 .545 22.7 11.0 0.93 -4.53
40 Georgia Tech Ind 6 5 0 .545 20.4 20.1 8.88 6.61
41 Memphis Ind 6 5 0 .545 20.7 17.6 5.56 3.47
42 Northwestern State Ind 6 5 0 .545 17.8 16.6 -8.40 -9.40
43 Syracuse Ind 6 5 0 .545 19.8 21.3 8.60 7.96
44 William & Mary Ind 6 5 0 .545 18.6 18.5 0.29 -0.26
45 Southern Mississippi Ind 6 6 0 .500 17.9 20.8 0.22 2.22
46 Temple Ind 5 5 1 .500 20.8 26.0 -1.40 -0.22
47 Hawaii Ind 5 6 0 .455 22.7 21.2 -1.00 -2.36
48 Navy Ind 5 6 0 .455 20.8 20.9 6.52 6.25
49 West Virginia Ind 5 6 0 .455 22.2 24.0 4.04 5.77 17
50 South Carolina Ind 5 7 0 .417 17.9 16.8 4.56 4.31
51 Utah State Ind 4 7 0 .364 16.1 22.6 -3.08 0.65
52 Villanova Ind 4 7 0 .364 21.0 21.6 -4.89 -3.26
53 Illinois State Ind 3 7 1 .318 17.6 21.6 -12.51 -8.06
54 Virginia Tech Ind 3 7 1 .318 15.8 19.1 0.18 4.18
55 Indiana State Ind 3 7 0 .300 14.9 24.0 -18.12 -9.32
56 Miami (FL) Ind 3 8 0 .273 11.4 22.3 3.11 10.84
57 Richmond Ind 3 8 0 .273 11.7 26.6 -10.00 2.18
58 Tulane Ind 3 8 0 .273 16.5 26.3 -1.10 6.18
59 Air Force Ind 2 8 1 .227 10.4 26.9 -6.24 6.85
60 Holy Cross Ind 2 9 0 .182 11.8 24.5 -17.99 -6.53
61 Louisiana-Monroe Ind 2 9 0 .182 11.1 27.0 -20.63 -8.63
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
62 Yale Ivy 7 2 0 .778 6 1 0 .857 23.6 12.0 2.11 -8.00
63 Brown Ivy 7 2 0 .778 5 2 0 .714 19.2 10.7 -1.64 -9.86
64 Dartmouth Ivy 6 3 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 15.7 10.7 -5.24 -9.46
65 Pennsylvania Ivy 5 4 0 .556 4 3 0 .571 18.0 16.0 -7.73 -8.73
66 Harvard Ivy 4 5 0 .444 4 3 0 .571 17.0 19.2 -9.13 -6.79
67 Princeton Ivy 3 6 0 .333 3 4 0 .429 15.2 16.0 -6.96 -5.18
68 Columbia Ivy 2 7 0 .222 1 6 0 .143 16.6 24.7 -14.33 -6.22
69 Cornell Ivy 1 8 0 .111 1 6 0 .143 9.6 22.1 -15.66 -4.21
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 10 1 0 .909 5 0 0 1.000 23.8 15.7 2.46 -6.99
71 Central Michigan MAC 10 1 0 .909 7 1 0 .875 28.6 14.1 1.12 -10.61
72 Ball State MAC 9 2 0 .818 5 1 0 .833 34.3 15.4 2.90 -10.65
73 Eastern Michigan MAC 8 3 0 .727 4 3 0 .571 21.7 17.7 -5.18 -10.09
74 Bowling Green State MAC 5 7 0 .417 4 3 0 .571 22.9 24.7 -7.40 -5.15
75 Kent State MAC 6 5 0 .545 5 4 0 .556 18.2 21.9 -6.22 -5.77
76 Western Michigan MAC 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 23.1 21.0 -6.01 -7.01
77 Northern Illinois MAC 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 12.5 22.6 -16.02 -7.38
78 Toledo MAC 2 9 0 .182 2 7 0 .222 10.2 26.1 -18.31 -6.13
79 Ohio MAC 1 10 0 .091 0 8 0 .000 21.9 32.8 -16.95 -6.41
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 West Texas A&M MVC 6 4 1 .591 4 1 0 .800 23.9 16.6 -3.65 -9.65
81 Wichita State MVC 5 6 0 .455 3 1 0 .750 23.8 24.5 -6.31 -5.67
82 New Mexico State MVC 4 7 0 .364 3 2 0 .600 21.6 25.5 -9.18 -6.18
83 Tulsa MVC 3 8 0 .273 2 2 0 .500 17.5 36.2 -15.87 -2.33
84 Drake MVC 2 9 0 .182 1 4 0 .200 16.7 28.8 -20.36 -9.90
85 Southern Illinois MVC 3 8 0 .273 0 3 0 .000 8.7 21.1 -20.68 -9.68
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
86 Washington Pac-8 8 4 0 .667 6 1 0 .857 28.7 16.2 17.05 7.89 10 10 W-L-T adjusted to 10-2 by NCAA.
87 Stanford Pac-8 9 3 0 .750 5 2 0 .714 23.8 23.3 10.04 6.45 15 15
88 Southern California Pac-8 8 4 0 .667 5 2 0 .714 29.8 17.7 16.95 9.95 4 1 13
89 UCLA Pac-8 7 4 0 .636 5 2 0 .714 24.5 17.8 12.81 7.27 11 11 W-L-T adjusted to 0-11 by NCAA.
90 California Pac-8 7 4 0 .636 3 4 0 .429 27.3 19.2 11.04 6.04 14 W-L-T adjusted to 8-3 by NCAA.
91 Washington State Pac-8 6 5 0 .545 3 4 0 .429 23.9 21.5 8.71 7.26 15 W-L-T adjusted to 7-4 by NCAA.
92 Oregon Pac-8 2 9 0 .182 1 6 0 .143 14.9 34.3 -5.42 7.85 W-L-T adjusted to 3-8 by NCAA.
93 Oregon State Pac-8 2 9 0 .182 0 7 0 .000 15.7 27.5 -0.68 10.23 W-L-T adjusted to 3-8 by NCAA.
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
94 Fresno State PCAA 9 2 0 .818 4 0 0 1.000 32.2 14.8 6.73 -6.90
95 Pacific PCAA 6 5 0 .545 3 1 0 .750 20.9 14.6 0.24 -2.77
96 San Jose State PCAA 4 7 0 .364 2 2 0 .500 21.0 27.2 -2.26 2.20
97 Long Beach State PCAA 4 6 0 .400 1 3 0 .250 23.4 25.2 -4.72 -3.12
98 Cal State Fullerton PCAA 4 7 0 .364 0 4 0 .000 25.9 26.4 -9.36 -7.18
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
99 Alabama SEC 11 1 0 .917 7 0 0 1.000 31.7 11.6 24.48 8.15 6 2 2
100 Kentucky SEC 10 1 0 .909 6 0 0 1.000 22.9 10.1 19.83 7.64 6 6
101 Louisiana State SEC 8 4 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 32.4 18.3 11.07 5.24 16
102 Auburn SEC 5 6 0 .455 4 2 0 .667 18.5 22.1 5.95 9.13 W-L-T adjusted to 6-5 by NCAA.
103 Florida SEC 6 4 1 .591 3 3 0 .500 22.8 21.4 8.06 7.51 17 9
104 Georgia SEC 5 6 0 .455 2 4 0 .333 14.3 17.4 4.86 6.86 19 17
105 Mississippi State SEC 5 6 0 .455 2 4 0 .333 17.5 20.6 7.57 9.85 16 12 W-L-T adjusted to 0-11 by NCAA.
106 Mississippi SEC 5 6 0 .455 2 5 0 .286 18.9 17.8 8.50 8.50 W-L-T adjusted to 6-5 by NCAA.
107 Tennessee SEC 4 7 0 .364 1 5 0 .167 20.8 20.8 6.49 8.30
108 Vanderbilt SEC 2 9 0 .182 0 6 0 .000 12.8 25.1 -3.47 7.26
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
109 Virginia Military Institute Southern 7 4 0 .636 2 0 0 1.000 20.3 14.1 -0.28 -6.19
110 Chattanooga Southern 9 1 1 .864 4 1 0 .800 24.1 15.2 -1.88 -11.06
111 Citadel Southern 5 6 0 .455 3 2 0 .600 12.1 14.7 -9.14 -6.05
112 Furman Southern 4 5 2 .455 3 2 1 .583 20.9 17.9 -8.84 -10.75
113 Western Carolina Southern 6 4 1 .591 2 2 1 .500 26.2 18.8 -8.01 -13.19
114 Appalachian State Southern 2 9 0 .182 1 4 0 .200 17.7 29.9 -17.12 -6.76
115 Marshall Southern 2 9 0 .182 0 4 0 .000 21.3 35.4 -20.57 -9.39
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
116 Louisiana Tech Southland 9 1 2 .833 4 0 1 .900 25.4 12.3 3.17 -7.58
117 Louisiana-Lafayette Southland 6 4 2 .583 2 1 2 .600 19.9 15.1 -1.55 -6.39
118 Texas-Arlington Southland 5 6 0 .455 3 2 0 .600 17.0 16.8 -5.72 -4.82
119 Arkansas State Southland 7 4 0 .636 2 3 0 .400 16.7 19.5 -10.98 -10.43
120 McNeese State Southland 5 5 1 .500 1 3 1 .300 13.5 14.4 -9.82 -9.28
121 Lamar Southland 2 9 0 .182 1 4 0 .200 11.2 19.5 -17.12 -9.39
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 Grambling State SWAC 10 1 0 .909 6 0 0 1.000 42.0 15.9 6.73 -10.00
123 Jackson State SWAC 8 3 0 .727 5 1 0 .833 21.0 10.2 -1.31 -10.40
124 Texas Southern SWAC 6 4 1 .591 3 2 1 .583 26.5 17.4 -5.98 -9.98
125 Mississippi Valley State SWAC 5 5 0 .500 2 4 0 .333 21.6 19.3 -11.39 -10.79
126 Alcorn State SWAC 3 8 0 .273 2 4 0 .333 14.8 22.7 -17.10 -9.19
127 Southern SWAC 3 7 1 .318 1 4 1 .250 14.8 21.9 -15.39 -9.12
128 Prairie View A&M SWAC 3 8 0 .273 1 5 0 .167 14.5 27.9 -19.35 -10.35
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
129 Texas SWC 11 1 0 .917 8 0 0 1.000 36.8 12.7 23.30 7.80 1 4
130 Arkansas SWC 11 1 0 .917 7 1 0 .875 32.4 8.4 22.48 4.14 3 3
131 Texas A&M SWC 8 4 0 .667 6 2 0 .750 29.2 25.3 13.16 8.24 9 5
132 Texas Tech SWC 7 5 0 .583 4 4 0 .500 23.3 20.5 9.53 8.12 8 7
133 Houston SWC 6 5 0 .545 4 4 0 .500 25.6 23.5 9.82 8.46 14 9
134 Baylor SWC 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 20.7 20.0 7.87 8.87
135 Southern Methodist SWC 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 20.5 29.0 3.52 9.06
136 Texas Christian SWC 2 9 0 .182 1 7 0 .125 16.7 39.5 -6.94 8.69
137 Rice SWC 1 10 0 .091 0 8 0 .000 13.7 41.6 -8.64 7.99
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
138 Brigham Young WAC 9 2 0 .818 6 1 0 .857 39.4 15.0 13.51 -1.04 13 20
139 Arizona State WAC 9 3 0 .750 6 1 0 .857 33.3 16.3 12.78 1.44 17 12 18
140 Colorado State WAC 9 2 1 .792 5 2 0 .714 25.1 17.2 6.68 -1.23
141 Wyoming WAC 4 6 1 .409 4 3 0 .571 15.1 24.8 -1.83 2.72
142 Arizona WAC 5 7 0 .417 3 4 0 .429 21.3 20.8 2.50 3.33
143 New Mexico WAC 5 7 0 .417 2 5 0 .286 22.8 26.6 -1.17 1.66
144 Utah WAC 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 19.3 34.5 -6.10 4.99
145 Texas-El Paso WAC 1 10 0 .091 0 7 0 .000 13.7 41.8 -13.08 3.73