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1985 Year Summary

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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

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 10 115 68 38 9 .630 5 2 2 1 .500 9.25 5.54 3 4 Tennessee
2 Big Ten Conference 10 116 66 48 2 .578 6 3 3 0 .500 7.63 5.37 3 3 Iowa
3 Pacific-10 Conference 10 115 58 55 2 .513 5 2 2 1 .500 3.86 3.21 3 1 UCLA
4 Southwest Conference 9 103 57 46 0 .553 4 3 1 0 .750 3.84 2.88 2 3 Texas A&M
5 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 91 46 44 1 .511 3 2 1 0 .667 3.07 2.47 1 2 Maryland
6 Big Eight Conference 8 93 48 45 0 .516 4 1 3 0 .250 3.06 2.13 3 2 Oklahoma
7 Independent 21 237 111 121 5 .479 5 2 3 0 .400 1.39 2.05 4 3
8 Western Athletic Conference 9 108 52 53 3 .495 2 1 1 0 .500 -0.25 0.13 1 2 Air Force
Brigham Young
9 Missouri Valley Conference 7 75 33 39 3 .460 0 0 0 0 -9.31 -8.04 0 0 Tulsa
10 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 8 91 39 49 3 .445 1 1 0 0 1.000 -11.02 -8.38 0 0 Fresno State
11 Mid-American Conference 10 110 51 57 2 .473 1 0 1 0 .000 -11.51 -9.67 0 0 Bowling Green State

AP Poll Summary

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

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Doug Gaynor (Long Beach State) 71.2
2. John Paye (Stanford) 66.9
3. Robbie Bosco (Brigham Young) 66.1
4. Chuck Long (Iowa) 65.8
5. Jim Harbaugh* (Michigan) 63.9
6. Jack Trudeau (Illinois) 63.7
7. David Norrie* (UCLA) 63.6
8. Jim Everett (Purdue) 63.3
9. Todd Santos (San Diego State) 63.3
10. Foy White (Wake Forest) 62.9

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Kerwin Bell (Florida) 9.3
2. Billy Rucker (New Mexico) 9.2
3. Vinny Testaverde (Miami (FL)) 9.2
4. Kevin Sweeney (Fresno State) 8.8
5. Mike Shula (Alabama) 8.8
6. Jim Harbaugh* (Michigan) 8.7
7. David Norrie* (UCLA) 8.5
8. Chuck Long (Iowa) 8.5
9. Robbie Bosco (Brigham Young) 8.4
10. Sammy Garza (Texas-El Paso) 8.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Kerwin Bell (Florida) 9.5
2. Jim Harbaugh* (Michigan) 9.1
3. Kevin Sweeney (Fresno State) 8.7
4. Mike Shula (Alabama) 8.6
5. Vinny Testaverde (Miami (FL)) 8.5
6. Jim Karsatos* (Ohio State) 8.1
7. Chuck Long (Iowa) 8.0
8. Jim Everett (Purdue) 8.0
9. Danny McCoin (Cincinnati) 7.9
10. Lee Saltz (Temple) 7.8

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Kerwin Bell (Florida) 159.4
2. Jim Harbaugh* (Michigan) 157.9
3. Chuck Long (Iowa) 153.0
4. Mike Shula (Alabama) 150.0
5. Vinny Testaverde (Miami (FL)) 149.8
6. Robbie Bosco (Brigham Young) 146.4
7. Kevin Sweeney (Fresno State) 145.1
8. Jim Karsatos* (Ohio State) 144.6
9. Jim Everett (Purdue) 143.5
10. Doug Gaynor (Long Beach State) 143.5

Total Yards Per Play

1. Vinny Testaverde (Miami (FL)) 7.3
2. Robbie Bosco (Brigham Young) 7.2
3. Jim Everett (Purdue) 6.9
4. Mike Norseth (Kansas) 5.9
5. Doug Gaynor (Long Beach State) 5.9

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Erroll Tucker (Utah) 2
  Scott Schwedes (Syracuse) 2