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1983 Polls

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National Champion: Miami (FL) (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Mike Rozier (Nebraska)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Howard Schnellenberger (Miami (FL))

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Miami (FL)

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Nebraska NA Big 8
1 Preseason 2 Oklahoma NA Big 8
1 Preseason 3 Texas NA SWC
1 Preseason 4 Penn State NA Ind
1 Preseason 5 Auburn NA SEC
1 Preseason 6 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 7 Florida State NA Ind
1 Preseason 8 Southern California NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 9 Ohio State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 10 Michigan NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 11 North Carolina NA ACC
1 Preseason 12 Louisiana State NA SEC
1 Preseason 13 Alabama NA SEC
1 Preseason 14 Arizona NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 15 Georgia NA SEC
1 Preseason 16 Iowa NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 17 Maryland NA ACC
1 Preseason 18 Washington NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 19 Southern Methodist NA SWC
1 Preseason 20 UCLA NA Pac-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1983-09-05 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 8
2 1983-09-05 2 Oklahoma 2 NC Big 8
2 1983-09-05 3 Texas 3 NC SWC
2 1983-09-05 4 Auburn 5 Up 1 SEC
2 1983-09-05 5 Notre Dame 6 Up 1 Ind
2 1983-09-05 6 Michigan 10 Up 4 Big Ten
2 1983-09-05 7 Ohio State 9 Up 2 Big Ten
2 1983-09-05 8 North Carolina 11 Up 3 ACC
2 1983-09-05 9 Southern California 8 Down 1 Pac-10
2 1983-09-05 10 Georgia 15 Up 5 SEC
2 1983-09-05 11 Arizona 14 Up 3 Pac-10
2 1983-09-05 12 Florida State 7 Down 5 Ind
2 1983-09-05 13 Louisiana State 12 Down 1 SEC
2 1983-09-05 14 Alabama 13 Down 1 SEC
2 1983-09-05 15 Southern Methodist 19 Up 4 SWC
2 1983-09-05 16 Iowa 16 NC Big Ten
2 1983-09-05 17 Maryland 17 NC ACC
2 1983-09-05 18 Florida Up  SEC
2 1983-09-05 19 Washington 18 Down 1 Pac-10
2 1983-09-05 20 Penn State 4 Down 16 Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1983-09-12 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 8
3 1983-09-12 2 Oklahoma 2 NC Big 8
3 1983-09-12 3 Texas 3 NC SWC
3 1983-09-12 4 Notre Dame 5 Up 1 Ind
3 1983-09-12 5 Auburn 4 Down 1 SEC
3 1983-09-12 6 Ohio State 7 Up 1 Big Ten
3 1983-09-12 7 Arizona 11 Up 4 Pac-10
3 1983-09-12 8 Michigan 6 Down 2 Big Ten
3 1983-09-12 9 Florida State 12 Up 3 Ind
3 1983-09-12 10 North Carolina 8 Down 2 ACC
3 1983-09-12 11 Georgia 10 Down 1 SEC
3 1983-09-12 12 Alabama 14 Up 2 SEC
3 1983-09-12 13 Iowa 16 Up 3 Big Ten
3 1983-09-12 14 Southern California 9 Down 5 Pac-10
3 1983-09-12 15 Florida 18 Up 3 SEC
3 1983-09-12 16 Washington 19 Up 3 Pac-10
3 1983-09-12 17 Maryland 17 NC ACC
3 1983-09-12 18 Southern Methodist 15 Down 3 SWC
3 1983-09-12 19 Pittsburgh Up  Ind
3 1983-09-12 20 West Virginia Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1983-09-19 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 8
4 1983-09-19 2 Texas 3 Up 1 SWC
4 1983-09-19 3 Ohio State 6 Up 3 Big Ten
4 1983-09-19 4 Arizona 7 Up 3 Pac-10
4 1983-09-19 5 North Carolina 10 Up 5 ACC
4 1983-09-19 6 Alabama 12 Up 6 SEC
4 1983-09-19 7 Iowa 13 Up 6 Big Ten
4 1983-09-19 8 Oklahoma 2 Down 6 Big 8
4 1983-09-19 9 Washington 16 Up 7 Pac-10
4 1983-09-19 10 Southern California 14 Up 4 Pac-10
4 1983-09-19 11 Auburn 5 Down 6 SEC
4 1983-09-19 12 West Virginia 20 Up 8 Ind
4 1983-09-19 13 Notre Dame 4 Down 9 Ind
4 1983-09-19 14 Georgia 11 Down 3 SEC
4 1983-09-19 15 Florida 15 NC SEC
4 1983-09-19 16 Pittsburgh 19 Up 3 Ind
4 1983-09-19 17 Michigan 8 Down 9 Big Ten
4 1983-09-19 18 Southern Methodist 18 NC SWC
4 1983-09-19 19 Boston College Up  Ind
4 1983-09-19 20 Florida State 9 Down 11 Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1983-09-26 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 8
5 1983-09-26 2 Texas 2 NC SWC
5 1983-09-26 3 Arizona 4 Up 1 Pac-10
5 1983-09-26 4 Iowa 7 Up 3 Big Ten
5 1983-09-26 5 North Carolina 5 NC ACC
5 1983-09-26 6 Alabama 6 NC SEC
5 1983-09-26 7 West Virginia 12 Up 5 Ind
5 1983-09-26 8 Ohio State 3 Down 5 Big Ten
5 1983-09-26 9 Oklahoma 8 Down 1 Big 8
5 1983-09-26 10 Auburn 11 Up 1 SEC
5 1983-09-26 11 Georgia 14 Up 3 SEC
5 1983-09-26 12 Florida 15 Up 3 SEC
5 1983-09-26 13 Southern Methodist 18 Up 5 SWC
5 1983-09-26 14 Michigan 17 Up 3 Big Ten
5 1983-09-26 15 Miami (FL) Up  Ind
5 1983-09-26 16 Louisiana State Up  SEC
5 1983-09-26 17 Florida State 20 Up 3 Ind
5 1983-09-26 18 Washington 9 Down 9 Pac-10
5 1983-09-26 19 Maryland Up  ACC
5 1983-09-26 20 Arizona State Up  Pac-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1983-10-03 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 8
6 1983-10-03 2 Texas 2 NC SWC
6 1983-10-03 3 Alabama 6 Up 3 SEC
6 1983-10-03 4 North Carolina 5 Up 1 ACC
6 1983-10-03 5 West Virginia 7 Up 2 Ind
6 1983-10-03 6 Ohio State 8 Up 2 Big Ten
6 1983-10-03 7 Auburn 10 Up 3 SEC
6 1983-10-03 8 Oklahoma 9 Up 1 Big 8
6 1983-10-03 9 Florida 12 Up 3 SEC
6 1983-10-03 10 Arizona 3 Down 7 Pac-10
6 1983-10-03 11 Georgia 11 NC SEC
6 1983-10-03 12 Miami (FL) 15 Up 3 Ind
6 1983-10-03 13 Southern Methodist 13 NC SWC
6 1983-10-03 14 Michigan 14 NC Big Ten
6 1983-10-03 15 Iowa 4 Down 11 Big Ten
6 1983-10-03 16 Maryland 19 Up 3 ACC
6 1983-10-03 16 Washington 18 Up 2 Pac-10
6 1983-10-03 18 Arizona State 20 Up 2 Pac-10
6 1983-10-03 19 Illinois Up  Big Ten
6 1983-10-03 20 Brigham Young Up  WAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1983-10-10 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 8
7 1983-10-10 2 Texas 2 NC SWC
7 1983-10-10 3 North Carolina 4 Up 1 ACC
7 1983-10-10 4 West Virginia 5 Up 1 Ind
7 1983-10-10 5 Auburn 7 Up 2 SEC
7 1983-10-10 6 Ohio State 6 NC Big Ten
7 1983-10-10 7 Florida 9 Up 2 SEC
7 1983-10-10 8 Georgia 11 Up 3 SEC
7 1983-10-10 9 Arizona 10 Up 1 Pac-10
7 1983-10-10 10 Miami (FL) 12 Up 2 Ind
7 1983-10-10 11 Alabama 3 Down 8 SEC
7 1983-10-10 12 Southern Methodist 13 Up 1 SWC
7 1983-10-10 13 Michigan 14 Up 1 Big Ten
7 1983-10-10 14 Iowa 15 Up 1 Big Ten
7 1983-10-10 15 Oklahoma 8 Down 7 Big 8
7 1983-10-10 16 Maryland 16 NC ACC
7 1983-10-10 17 Washington 16 Down 1 Pac-10
7 1983-10-10 18 Arizona State 18 NC Pac-10
7 1983-10-10 19 Illinois 19 NC Big Ten
7 1983-10-10 20 Brigham Young 20 NC WAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1983-10-17 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 8
8 1983-10-17 2 Texas 2 NC SWC
8 1983-10-17 3 North Carolina 3 NC ACC
8 1983-10-17 4 West Virginia 4 NC Ind
8 1983-10-17 5 Auburn 5 NC SEC
8 1983-10-17 6 Florida 7 Up 1 SEC
8 1983-10-17 7 Georgia 8 Up 1 SEC
8 1983-10-17 8 Miami (FL) 10 Up 2 Ind
8 1983-10-17 9 Southern Methodist 12 Up 3 SWC
8 1983-10-17 10 Michigan 13 Up 3 Big Ten
8 1983-10-17 11 Illinois 19 Up 8 Big Ten
8 1983-10-17 12 Iowa 14 Up 2 Big Ten
8 1983-10-17 13 Arizona State 18 Up 5 Pac-10
8 1983-10-17 14 Washington 17 Up 3 Pac-10
8 1983-10-17 15 Maryland 16 Up 1 ACC
8 1983-10-17 16 Oklahoma 15 Down 1 Big 8
8 1983-10-17 17 Ohio State 6 Down 11 Big Ten
8 1983-10-17 18 Brigham Young 20 Up 2 WAC
8 1983-10-17 19 Arizona 9 Down 10 Pac-10
8 1983-10-17 20 Alabama 11 Down 9 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1983-10-24 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 8
9 1983-10-24 2 Texas 2 NC SWC
9 1983-10-24 3 North Carolina 3 NC ACC
9 1983-10-24 4 Auburn 5 Up 1 SEC
9 1983-10-24 5 Florida 6 Up 1 SEC
9 1983-10-24 6 Georgia 7 Up 1 SEC
9 1983-10-24 7 Miami (FL) 8 Up 1 Ind
9 1983-10-24 8 Michigan 10 Up 2 Big Ten
9 1983-10-24 9 Illinois 11 Up 2 Big Ten
9 1983-10-24 10 Southern Methodist 9 Down 1 SWC
9 1983-10-24 11 Washington 14 Up 3 Pac-10
9 1983-10-24 12 West Virginia 4 Down 8 Ind
9 1983-10-24 13 Maryland 15 Up 2 ACC
9 1983-10-24 14 Oklahoma 16 Up 2 Big 8
9 1983-10-24 15 Brigham Young 18 Up 3 WAC
9 1983-10-24 16 Ohio State 17 Up 1 Big Ten
9 1983-10-24 17 Iowa 12 Down 5 Big Ten
9 1983-10-24 18 Alabama 20 Up 2 SEC
9 1983-10-24 19 Boston College Up  Ind
9 1983-10-24 19 Notre Dame Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1983-10-31 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 8
10 1983-10-31 2 Texas 2 NC SWC
10 1983-10-31 3 Auburn 4 Up 1 SEC
10 1983-10-31 4 Georgia 6 Up 2 SEC
10 1983-10-31 5 Miami (FL) 7 Up 2 Ind
10 1983-10-31 6 Illinois 9 Up 3 Big Ten
10 1983-10-31 7 Maryland 13 Up 6 ACC
10 1983-10-31 8 Southern Methodist 10 Up 2 SWC
10 1983-10-31 9 Florida 5 Down 4 SEC
10 1983-10-31 10 North Carolina 3 Down 7 ACC
10 1983-10-31 11 Oklahoma 14 Up 3 Big 8
10 1983-10-31 12 Brigham Young 15 Up 3 WAC
10 1983-10-31 13 Michigan 8 Down 5 Big Ten
10 1983-10-31 14 Ohio State 16 Up 2 Big Ten
10 1983-10-31 15 Iowa 17 Up 2 Big Ten
10 1983-10-31 16 Boston College 19 Up 3 Ind
10 1983-10-31 17 West Virginia 12 Down 5 Ind
10 1983-10-31 18 Notre Dame 19 Up 1 Ind
10 1983-10-31 19 Alabama 18 Down 1 SEC
10 1983-10-31 20 Washington 11 Down 9 Pac-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1983-11-07 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 8
11 1983-11-07 2 Texas 2 NC SWC
11 1983-11-07 3 Auburn 3 NC SEC
11 1983-11-07 4 Georgia 4 NC SEC
11 1983-11-07 5 Illinois 6 Up 1 Big Ten
11 1983-11-07 6 Miami (FL) 5 Down 1 Ind
11 1983-11-07 7 Southern Methodist 8 Up 1 SWC
11 1983-11-07 8 Brigham Young 12 Up 4 WAC
11 1983-11-07 9 Michigan 13 Up 4 Big Ten
11 1983-11-07 10 Ohio State 14 Up 4 Big Ten
11 1983-11-07 11 Maryland 7 Down 4 ACC
11 1983-11-07 12 Iowa 15 Up 3 Big Ten
11 1983-11-07 13 Boston College 16 Up 3 Ind
11 1983-11-07 14 Florida 9 Down 5 SEC
11 1983-11-07 15 West Virginia 17 Up 2 Ind
11 1983-11-07 16 Alabama 19 Up 3 SEC
11 1983-11-07 17 Clemson Up  ACC
11 1983-11-07 18 Washington 20 Up 2 Pac-10
11 1983-11-07 19 North Carolina 10 Down 9 ACC
11 1983-11-07 20 Pittsburgh Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 1983-11-14 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 8
12 1983-11-14 2 Texas 2 NC SWC
12 1983-11-14 3 Auburn 3 NC SEC
12 1983-11-14 4 Illinois 5 Up 1 Big Ten
12 1983-11-14 5 Miami (FL) 6 Up 1 Ind
12 1983-11-14 6 Southern Methodist 7 Up 1 SWC
12 1983-11-14 7 Georgia 4 Down 3 SEC
12 1983-11-14 8 Michigan 9 Up 1 Big Ten
12 1983-11-14 9 Brigham Young 8 Down 1 WAC
12 1983-11-14 10 Ohio State 10 NC Big Ten
12 1983-11-14 11 Iowa 12 Up 1 Big Ten
12 1983-11-14 12 Florida 14 Up 2 SEC
12 1983-11-14 13 Clemson 17 Up 4 ACC
12 1983-11-14 14 West Virginia 15 Up 1 Ind
12 1983-11-14 15 Washington 18 Up 3 Pac-10
12 1983-11-14 16 Alabama 16 NC SEC
12 1983-11-14 17 Pittsburgh 20 Up 3 Ind
12 1983-11-14 18 Boston College 13 Down 5 Ind
12 1983-11-14 19 Missouri Up  Big 8
12 1983-11-14 20 Maryland 11 Down 9 ACC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
13 1983-11-21 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 8
13 1983-11-21 2 Texas 2 NC SWC
13 1983-11-21 3 Auburn 3 NC SEC
13 1983-11-21 4 Illinois 4 NC Big Ten
13 1983-11-21 5 Miami (FL) 5 NC Ind
13 1983-11-21 6 Southern Methodist 6 NC SWC
13 1983-11-21 7 Georgia 7 NC SEC
13 1983-11-21 8 Michigan 8 NC Big Ten
13 1983-11-21 9 Brigham Young 9 NC WAC
13 1983-11-21 10 Iowa 11 Up 1 Big Ten
13 1983-11-21 11 Florida 12 Up 1 SEC
13 1983-11-21 12 Clemson 13 Up 1 ACC
13 1983-11-21 13 Alabama 16 Up 3 SEC
13 1983-11-21 14 Ohio State 10 Down 4 Big Ten
13 1983-11-21 15 Boston College 18 Up 3 Ind
13 1983-11-21 16 Pittsburgh 17 Up 1 Ind
13 1983-11-21 17 Maryland 20 Up 3 ACC
13 1983-11-21 18 Air Force Up  WAC
13 1983-11-21 19 West Virginia 14 Down 5 Ind
13 1983-11-21 20 East Carolina Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
14 1983-11-28 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 8
14 1983-11-28 2 Texas 2 NC SWC
14 1983-11-28 3 Auburn 3 NC SEC
14 1983-11-28 4 Illinois 4 NC Big Ten
14 1983-11-28 5 Miami (FL) 5 NC Ind
14 1983-11-28 6 Southern Methodist 6 NC SWC
14 1983-11-28 7 Georgia 7 NC SEC
14 1983-11-28 8 Michigan 8 NC Big Ten
14 1983-11-28 9 Brigham Young 9 NC WAC
14 1983-11-28 10 Iowa 10 NC Big Ten
14 1983-11-28 11 Clemson 12 Up 1 ACC
14 1983-11-28 12 Florida 11 Down 1 SEC
14 1983-11-28 13 Boston College 15 Up 2 Ind
14 1983-11-28 14 Ohio State 14 NC Big Ten
14 1983-11-28 15 Pittsburgh 16 Up 1 Ind
14 1983-11-28 16 Maryland 17 Up 1 ACC
14 1983-11-28 17 Air Force 18 Up 1 WAC
14 1983-11-28 18 West Virginia 19 Up 1 Ind
14 1983-11-28 19 Alabama 13 Down 6 SEC
14 1983-11-28 20 East Carolina 20 NC Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
15 1983-12-05 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 8
15 1983-12-05 2 Texas 2 NC SWC
15 1983-12-05 3 Auburn 3 NC SEC
15 1983-12-05 4 Illinois 4 NC Big Ten
15 1983-12-05 5 Miami (FL) 5 NC Ind
15 1983-12-05 6 Southern Methodist 6 NC SWC
15 1983-12-05 7 Georgia 7 NC SEC
15 1983-12-05 8 Michigan 8 NC Big Ten
15 1983-12-05 9 Brigham Young 9 NC WAC
15 1983-12-05 10 Iowa 10 NC Big Ten
15 1983-12-05 11 Florida 12 Up 1 SEC
15 1983-12-05 12 Clemson 11 Down 1 ACC
15 1983-12-05 13 Boston College 13 NC Ind
15 1983-12-05 14 Ohio State 14 NC Big Ten
15 1983-12-05 15 Pittsburgh 15 NC Ind
15 1983-12-05 16 Air Force 17 Up 1 WAC
15 1983-12-05 16 Maryland 16 NC ACC
15 1983-12-05 18 West Virginia 18 NC Ind
15 1983-12-05 19 East Carolina 20 Up 1 Ind
15 1983-12-05 20 Baylor Up  SWC
15 1983-12-05 20 Oklahoma Up  Big 8
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
16 Final 1 Miami (FL) 5 Up 4 Ind
16 Final 2 Nebraska 1 Down 1 Big 8
16 Final 3 Auburn 3 NC SEC
16 Final 4 Georgia 7 Up 3 SEC
16 Final 5 Texas 2 Down 3 SWC
16 Final 6 Florida 11 Up 5 SEC
16 Final 7 Brigham Young 9 Up 2 WAC
16 Final 8 Michigan 8 NC Big Ten
16 Final 9 Ohio State 14 Up 5 Big Ten
16 Final 10 Illinois 4 Down 6 Big Ten
16 Final 11 Clemson 12 Up 1 ACC
16 Final 12 Southern Methodist 6 Down 6 SWC
16 Final 13 Air Force 16 Up 3 WAC
16 Final 14 Iowa 10 Down 4 Big Ten
16 Final 15 Alabama Up  SEC
16 Final 16 West Virginia 18 Up 2 Ind
16 Final 17 UCLA Up  Pac-10
16 Final 18 Pittsburgh 15 Down 3 Ind
16 Final 19 Boston College 13 Down 6 Ind
16 Final 20 East Carolina 19 Down 1 Ind