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1985 Polls

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Bo Jackson (Auburn)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Fisher DeBerry (Air Force)

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 Auburn NA SEC
1 Preseason 3 Southern Methodist NA SWC
1 Preseason 4 Iowa NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 5 Florida NA SEC
1 Preseason 6 Southern California NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 7 Maryland NA ACC
1 Preseason 8 Ohio State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 9 Nebraska NA Big 8
1 Preseason 10 Brigham Young NA WAC
1 Preseason 11 Illinois NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 12 Washington NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 13 Louisiana State NA SEC
1 Preseason 14 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 15 Arkansas NA SWC
1 Preseason 16 Oklahoma State NA Big 8
1 Preseason 17 South Carolina NA Ind
1 Preseason 18 Penn State NA Ind
1 Preseason 19 Florida State NA Ind
1 Preseason 20 UCLA NA Pac-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1985-09-03 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 8
2 1985-09-03 2 Auburn 2 NC SEC
2 1985-09-03 3 Southern Methodist 3 NC SWC
2 1985-09-03 4 Iowa 4 NC Big Ten
2 1985-09-03 5 Florida 5 NC SEC
2 1985-09-03 6 Southern California 6 NC Pac-10
2 1985-09-03 7 Maryland 7 NC ACC
2 1985-09-03 8 Brigham Young 10 Up 2 WAC
2 1985-09-03 9 Ohio State 8 Down 1 Big Ten
2 1985-09-03 10 Nebraska 9 Down 1 Big 8
2 1985-09-03 11 Illinois 11 NC Big Ten
2 1985-09-03 12 Washington 12 NC Pac-10
2 1985-09-03 13 Louisiana State 13 NC SEC
2 1985-09-03 14 Notre Dame 14 NC Ind
2 1985-09-03 15 Arkansas 15 NC SWC
2 1985-09-03 16 Oklahoma State 16 NC Big 8
2 1985-09-03 17 Florida State 19 Up 2 Ind
2 1985-09-03 18 South Carolina 17 Down 1 Ind
2 1985-09-03 19 Penn State 18 Down 1 Ind
2 1985-09-03 20 UCLA 20 NC Pac-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1985-09-10 1 Auburn 2 Up 1 SEC
3 1985-09-10 2 Oklahoma 1 Down 1 Big 8
3 1985-09-10 3 Florida 5 Up 2 SEC
3 1985-09-10 4 Southern California 6 Up 2 Pac-10
3 1985-09-10 5 Iowa 4 Down 1 Big Ten
3 1985-09-10 6 Southern Methodist 3 Down 3 SWC
3 1985-09-10 7 Florida State 17 Up 10 Ind
3 1985-09-10 8 Oklahoma State 16 Up 8 Big 8
3 1985-09-10 9 Ohio State 9 NC Big Ten
3 1985-09-10 10 UCLA 20 Up 10 Pac-10
3 1985-09-10 11 Penn State 19 Up 8 Ind
3 1985-09-10 12 Louisiana State 13 Up 1 SEC
3 1985-09-10 13 Notre Dame 14 Up 1 Ind
3 1985-09-10 14 Arkansas 15 Up 1 SWC
3 1985-09-10 15 South Carolina 18 Up 3 Ind
3 1985-09-10 16 Brigham Young 8 Down 8 WAC
3 1985-09-10 17 Maryland 7 Down 10 ACC
3 1985-09-10 18 Nebraska 10 Down 8 Big 8
3 1985-09-10 19 Illinois 11 Down 8 Big Ten
3 1985-09-10 20 Alabama Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1985-09-17 1 Auburn 1 NC SEC
4 1985-09-17 2 Oklahoma 2 NC Big 8
4 1985-09-17 3 Southern California 4 Up 1 Pac-10
4 1985-09-17 4 Iowa 5 Up 1 Big Ten
4 1985-09-17 5 Southern Methodist 6 Up 1 SWC
4 1985-09-17 6 Florida State 7 Up 1 Ind
4 1985-09-17 7 Ohio State 9 Up 2 Big Ten
4 1985-09-17 8 Oklahoma State 8 NC Big 8
4 1985-09-17 9 Louisiana State 12 Up 3 SEC
4 1985-09-17 10 Penn State 11 Up 1 Ind
4 1985-09-17 11 Florida 3 Down 8 SEC
4 1985-09-17 12 UCLA 10 Down 2 Pac-10
4 1985-09-17 13 Brigham Young 16 Up 3 WAC
4 1985-09-17 14 Arkansas 14 NC SWC
4 1985-09-17 15 South Carolina 15 NC Ind
4 1985-09-17 16 Alabama 20 Up 4 SEC
4 1985-09-17 17 Maryland 17 NC ACC
4 1985-09-17 18 Nebraska 18 NC Big 8
4 1985-09-17 19 Michigan Up  Big Ten
4 1985-09-17 20 Illinois 19 Down 1 Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1985-09-24 1 Auburn 1 NC SEC
5 1985-09-24 2 Oklahoma 2 NC Big 8
5 1985-09-24 3 Iowa 4 Up 1 Big Ten
5 1985-09-24 4 Florida State 6 Up 2 Ind
5 1985-09-24 5 Ohio State 7 Up 2 Big Ten
5 1985-09-24 6 Southern Methodist 5 Down 1 SWC
5 1985-09-24 7 Oklahoma State 8 Up 1 Big 8
5 1985-09-24 8 Louisiana State 9 Up 1 SEC
5 1985-09-24 9 Penn State 10 Up 1 Ind
5 1985-09-24 10 Arkansas 14 Up 4 SWC
5 1985-09-24 11 Florida 11 NC SEC
5 1985-09-24 12 Michigan 19 Up 7 Big Ten
5 1985-09-24 13 UCLA 12 Down 1 Pac-10
5 1985-09-24 14 Brigham Young 13 Down 1 WAC
5 1985-09-24 15 Alabama 16 Up 1 SEC
5 1985-09-24 16 Nebraska 18 Up 2 Big 8
5 1985-09-24 17 Maryland 17 NC ACC
5 1985-09-24 18 Southern California 3 Down 15 Pac-10
5 1985-09-24 19 Air Force Up  WAC
5 1985-09-24 20 Virginia Up  ACC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1985-10-01 1 Iowa 3 Up 2 Big Ten
6 1985-10-01 2 Oklahoma 2 NC Big 8
6 1985-10-01 3 Southern Methodist 6 Up 3 SWC
6 1985-10-01 4 Florida State 4 NC Ind
6 1985-10-01 5 Ohio State 5 NC Big Ten
6 1985-10-01 6 Oklahoma State 7 Up 1 Big 8
6 1985-10-01 7 Michigan 12 Up 5 Big Ten
6 1985-10-01 8 Louisiana State 8 NC SEC
6 1985-10-01 9 Penn State 9 NC Ind
6 1985-10-01 10 Arkansas 10 NC SWC
6 1985-10-01 11 Florida 11 NC SEC
6 1985-10-01 12 Alabama 15 Up 3 SEC
6 1985-10-01 13 Nebraska 16 Up 3 Big 8
6 1985-10-01 14 Auburn 1 Down 13 SEC
6 1985-10-01 15 Brigham Young 14 Down 1 WAC
6 1985-10-01 16 Tennessee Up  SEC
6 1985-10-01 17 Air Force 19 Up 2 WAC
6 1985-10-01 18 Georgia Up  SEC
6 1985-10-01 19 Baylor Up  SWC
6 1985-10-01 20 Texas Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1985-10-08 1 Iowa 1 NC Big Ten
7 1985-10-08 2 Oklahoma 2 NC Big 8
7 1985-10-08 3 Michigan 7 Up 4 Big Ten
7 1985-10-08 4 Florida State 4 NC Ind
7 1985-10-08 5 Oklahoma State 6 Up 1 Big 8
7 1985-10-08 6 Arkansas 10 Up 4 SWC
7 1985-10-08 7 Florida 11 Up 4 SEC
7 1985-10-08 8 Penn State 9 Up 1 Ind
7 1985-10-08 9 Nebraska 13 Up 4 Big 8
7 1985-10-08 10 Alabama 12 Up 2 SEC
7 1985-10-08 11 Brigham Young 15 Up 4 WAC
7 1985-10-08 12 Auburn 14 Up 2 SEC
7 1985-10-08 13 Air Force 17 Up 4 WAC
7 1985-10-08 14 Tennessee 16 Up 2 SEC
7 1985-10-08 15 Ohio State 5 Down 10 Big Ten
7 1985-10-08 16 Southern Methodist 3 Down 13 SWC
7 1985-10-08 17 Texas 20 Up 3 SWC
7 1985-10-08 18 Georgia 18 NC SEC
7 1985-10-08 19 Baylor 19 NC SWC
7 1985-10-08 20 Louisiana State 8 Down 12 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1985-10-15 1 Iowa 1 NC Big Ten
8 1985-10-15 2 Michigan 3 Up 1 Big Ten
8 1985-10-15 3 Oklahoma 2 Down 1 Big 8
8 1985-10-15 4 Arkansas 6 Up 2 SWC
8 1985-10-15 5 Florida 7 Up 2 SEC
8 1985-10-15 6 Penn State 8 Up 2 Ind
8 1985-10-15 7 Nebraska 9 Up 2 Big 8
8 1985-10-15 8 Auburn 12 Up 4 SEC
8 1985-10-15 9 Brigham Young 11 Up 2 WAC
8 1985-10-15 10 Air Force 13 Up 3 WAC
8 1985-10-15 11 Ohio State 15 Up 4 Big Ten
8 1985-10-15 12 Oklahoma State 5 Down 7 Big 8
8 1985-10-15 13 Florida State 4 Down 9 Ind
8 1985-10-15 14 Baylor 19 Up 5 SWC
8 1985-10-15 15 Alabama 10 Down 5 SEC
8 1985-10-15 16 Georgia 18 Up 2 SEC
8 1985-10-15 17 Louisiana State 20 Up 3 SEC
8 1985-10-15 18 UCLA Up  Pac-10
8 1985-10-15 19 Army Up  Ind
8 1985-10-15 20 Tennessee 14 Down 6 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1985-10-22 1 Iowa 1 NC Big Ten
9 1985-10-22 2 Florida 5 Up 3 SEC
9 1985-10-22 3 Penn State 6 Up 3 Ind
9 1985-10-22 4 Michigan 2 Down 2 Big Ten
9 1985-10-22 5 Nebraska 7 Up 2 Big 8
9 1985-10-22 6 Auburn 8 Up 2 SEC
9 1985-10-22 7 Brigham Young 9 Up 2 WAC
9 1985-10-22 8 Air Force 10 Up 2 WAC
9 1985-10-22 9 Ohio State 11 Up 2 Big Ten
9 1985-10-22 10 Oklahoma 3 Down 7 Big 8
9 1985-10-22 11 Florida State 13 Up 2 Ind
9 1985-10-22 12 Oklahoma State 12 NC Big 8
9 1985-10-22 13 Baylor 14 Up 1 SWC
9 1985-10-22 14 Arkansas 4 Down 10 SWC
9 1985-10-22 15 Miami (FL) Up  Ind
9 1985-10-22 16 Tennessee 20 Up 4 SEC
9 1985-10-22 17 UCLA 18 Up 1 Pac-10
9 1985-10-22 18 Louisiana State 17 Down 1 SEC
9 1985-10-22 19 Texas Up  SWC
9 1985-10-22 20 Minnesota Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1985-10-29 1 Iowa 1 NC Big Ten
10 1985-10-29 2 Florida 2 NC SEC
10 1985-10-29 3 Penn State 3 NC Ind
10 1985-10-29 4 Michigan 4 NC Big Ten
10 1985-10-29 5 Nebraska 5 NC Big 8
10 1985-10-29 6 Auburn 6 NC SEC
10 1985-10-29 7 Air Force 8 Up 1 WAC
10 1985-10-29 8 Ohio State 9 Up 1 Big Ten
10 1985-10-29 9 Oklahoma 10 Up 1 Big 8
10 1985-10-29 10 Florida State 11 Up 1 Ind
10 1985-10-29 11 Miami (FL) 15 Up 4 Ind
10 1985-10-29 12 Oklahoma State 12 NC Big 8
10 1985-10-29 13 Baylor 13 NC SWC
10 1985-10-29 14 Arkansas 14 NC SWC
10 1985-10-29 15 UCLA 17 Up 2 Pac-10
10 1985-10-29 16 Louisiana State 18 Up 2 SEC
10 1985-10-29 17 Brigham Young 7 Down 10 WAC
10 1985-10-29 18 Georgia Up  SEC
10 1985-10-29 19 Tennessee 16 Down 3 SEC
10 1985-10-29 20 Southern Methodist Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1985-11-05 1 Florida 2 Up 1 SEC
11 1985-11-05 2 Penn State 3 Up 1 Ind
11 1985-11-05 3 Nebraska 5 Up 2 Big 8
11 1985-11-05 4 Ohio State 8 Up 4 Big Ten
11 1985-11-05 5 Air Force 7 Up 2 WAC
11 1985-11-05 6 Iowa 1 Down 5 Big Ten
11 1985-11-05 7 Oklahoma 9 Up 2 Big 8
11 1985-11-05 8 Miami (FL) 11 Up 3 Ind
11 1985-11-05 9 Michigan 4 Down 5 Big Ten
11 1985-11-05 10 Oklahoma State 12 Up 2 Big 8
11 1985-11-05 11 Baylor 13 Up 2 SWC
11 1985-11-05 12 Arkansas 14 Up 2 SWC
11 1985-11-05 13 Auburn 6 Down 7 SEC
11 1985-11-05 14 UCLA 15 Up 1 Pac-10
11 1985-11-05 15 Louisiana State 16 Up 1 SEC
11 1985-11-05 16 Florida State 10 Down 6 Ind
11 1985-11-05 17 Georgia 18 Up 1 SEC
11 1985-11-05 18 Brigham Young 17 Down 1 WAC
11 1985-11-05 19 Tennessee 19 NC SEC
11 1985-11-05 20 Alabama Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 1985-11-12 1 Penn State 2 Up 1 Ind
12 1985-11-12 2 Nebraska 3 Up 1 Big 8
12 1985-11-12 3 Ohio State 4 Up 1 Big Ten
12 1985-11-12 4 Air Force 5 Up 1 WAC
12 1985-11-12 5 Iowa 6 Up 1 Big Ten
12 1985-11-12 6 Miami (FL) 8 Up 2 Ind
12 1985-11-12 7 Oklahoma 7 NC Big 8
12 1985-11-12 8 Michigan 9 Up 1 Big Ten
12 1985-11-12 9 Arkansas 12 Up 3 SWC
12 1985-11-12 10 Oklahoma State 10 NC Big 8
12 1985-11-12 11 Florida 1 Down 10 SEC
12 1985-11-12 12 Georgia 17 Up 5 SEC
12 1985-11-12 13 UCLA 14 Up 1 Pac-10
12 1985-11-12 14 Auburn 13 Down 1 SEC
12 1985-11-12 15 Florida State 16 Up 1 Ind
12 1985-11-12 16 Brigham Young 18 Up 2 WAC
12 1985-11-12 17 Baylor 11 Down 6 SWC
12 1985-11-12 18 Tennessee 19 Up 1 SEC
12 1985-11-12 19 Louisiana State 15 Down 4 SEC
12 1985-11-12 20 Alabama 20 NC SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
13 1985-11-19 1 Penn State 1 NC Ind
13 1985-11-19 2 Nebraska 2 NC Big 8
13 1985-11-19 3 Iowa 5 Up 2 Big Ten
13 1985-11-19 4 Miami (FL) 6 Up 2 Ind
13 1985-11-19 5 Oklahoma 7 Up 2 Big 8
13 1985-11-19 6 Michigan 8 Up 2 Big Ten
13 1985-11-19 7 Oklahoma State 10 Up 3 Big 8
13 1985-11-19 8 UCLA 13 Up 5 Pac-10
13 1985-11-19 9 Florida 11 Up 2 SEC
13 1985-11-19 10 Auburn 14 Up 4 SEC
13 1985-11-19 11 Brigham Young 16 Up 5 WAC
13 1985-11-19 12 Ohio State 3 Down 9 Big Ten
13 1985-11-19 13 Air Force 4 Down 9 WAC
13 1985-11-19 14 Florida State 15 Up 1 Ind
13 1985-11-19 15 Baylor 17 Up 2 SWC
13 1985-11-19 16 Tennessee 18 Up 2 SEC
13 1985-11-19 17 Louisiana State 19 Up 2 SEC
13 1985-11-19 18 Arkansas 9 Down 9 SWC
13 1985-11-19 19 Texas A&M Up  SWC
13 1985-11-19 20 Georgia 12 Down 8 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
14 1985-11-26 1 Penn State 1 NC Ind
14 1985-11-26 2 Iowa 3 Up 1 Big Ten
14 1985-11-26 3 Oklahoma 5 Up 2 Big 8
14 1985-11-26 4 Miami (FL) 4 NC Ind
14 1985-11-26 5 Michigan 6 Up 1 Big Ten
14 1985-11-26 6 Florida 9 Up 3 SEC
14 1985-11-26 7 Auburn 10 Up 3 SEC
14 1985-11-26 8 Nebraska 2 Down 6 Big 8
14 1985-11-26 9 Brigham Young 11 Up 2 WAC
14 1985-11-26 10 Tennessee 16 Up 6 SEC
14 1985-11-26 11 Air Force 13 Up 2 WAC
14 1985-11-26 12 Florida State 14 Up 2 Ind
14 1985-11-26 13 Louisiana State 17 Up 4 SEC
14 1985-11-26 14 Arkansas 18 Up 4 SWC
14 1985-11-26 15 Texas A&M 19 Up 4 SWC
14 1985-11-26 16 UCLA 8 Down 8 Pac-10
14 1985-11-26 17 Oklahoma State 7 Down 10 Big 8
14 1985-11-26 18 Texas Up  SWC
14 1985-11-26 19 Ohio State 12 Down 7 Big Ten
14 1985-11-26 20 Georgia 20 NC SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
15 1985-12-03 1 Penn State 1 NC Ind
15 1985-12-03 2 Miami (FL) 4 Up 2 Ind
15 1985-12-03 3 Iowa 2 Down 1 Big Ten
15 1985-12-03 4 Oklahoma 3 Down 1 Big 8
15 1985-12-03 5 Michigan 5 NC Big Ten
15 1985-12-03 6 Florida 6 NC SEC
15 1985-12-03 7 Nebraska 8 Up 1 Big 8
15 1985-12-03 8 Tennessee 10 Up 2 SEC
15 1985-12-03 9 Brigham Young 9 NC WAC
15 1985-12-03 10 Air Force 11 Up 1 WAC
15 1985-12-03 11 Texas A&M 15 Up 4 SWC
15 1985-12-03 12 Louisiana State 13 Up 1 SEC
15 1985-12-03 13 Arkansas 14 Up 1 SWC
15 1985-12-03 14 UCLA 16 Up 2 Pac-10
15 1985-12-03 15 Alabama Up  SEC
15 1985-12-03 16 Auburn 7 Down 9 SEC
15 1985-12-03 17 Ohio State 19 Up 2 Big Ten
15 1985-12-03 18 Florida State 12 Down 6 Ind
15 1985-12-03 19 Oklahoma State 17 Down 2 Big 8
15 1985-12-03 20 Bowling Green State Up  MAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
16 1985-12-10 1 Penn State 1 NC Ind
16 1985-12-10 2 Miami (FL) 2 NC Ind
16 1985-12-10 3 Oklahoma 4 Up 1 Big 8
16 1985-12-10 4 Iowa 3 Down 1 Big Ten
16 1985-12-10 5 Michigan 5 NC Big Ten
16 1985-12-10 6 Florida 6 NC SEC
16 1985-12-10 7 Nebraska 7 NC Big 8
16 1985-12-10 8 Tennessee 8 NC SEC
16 1985-12-10 9 Brigham Young 9 NC WAC
16 1985-12-10 10 Air Force 10 NC WAC
16 1985-12-10 11 Texas A&M 11 NC SWC
16 1985-12-10 12 Louisiana State 12 NC SEC
16 1985-12-10 13 UCLA 14 Up 1 Pac-10
16 1985-12-10 14 Arkansas 13 Down 1 SWC
16 1985-12-10 15 Alabama 15 NC SEC
16 1985-12-10 16 Auburn 16 NC SEC
16 1985-12-10 17 Ohio State 17 NC Big Ten
16 1985-12-10 18 Florida State 18 NC Ind
16 1985-12-10 19 Oklahoma State 19 NC Big 8
16 1985-12-10 20 Maryland Up  ACC
16 1985-12-10 20 Bowling Green State 20 NC MAC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
17 Final 1 Oklahoma 3 Up 2 Big 8
17 Final 2 Michigan 5 Up 3 Big Ten
17 Final 3 Penn State 1 Down 2 Ind
17 Final 4 Tennessee 8 Up 4 SEC
17 Final 5 Florida 6 Up 1 SEC
17 Final 6 Texas A&M 11 Up 5 SWC
17 Final 7 UCLA 13 Up 6 Pac-10
17 Final 8 Air Force 10 Up 2 WAC
17 Final 9 Miami (FL) 2 Down 7 Ind
17 Final 10 Iowa 4 Down 6 Big Ten
17 Final 11 Nebraska 7 Down 4 Big 8
17 Final 12 Arkansas 14 Up 2 SWC
17 Final 13 Alabama 15 Up 2 SEC
17 Final 14 Ohio State 17 Up 3 Big Ten
17 Final 15 Florida State 18 Up 3 Ind
17 Final 16 Brigham Young 9 Down 7 WAC
17 Final 17 Baylor Up  SWC
17 Final 18 Maryland 20 Up 2 ACC
17 Final 19 Georgia Tech Up  ACC
17 Final 20 Louisiana State 12 Down 8 SEC