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1986 Standings

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Vinny Testaverde (Miami (FL))
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Joe Paterno (Penn State)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Penn State

105 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 Clemson ACC 8 2 2 .750 5 1 1 .786 24.7 15.6 10.14 1.72 15 17
2 North Carolina State ACC 8 3 1 .708 5 2 0 .714 27.3 22.8 5.80 -0.04 15
3 North Carolina ACC 7 4 1 .625 5 2 0 .714 25.4 23.3 4.70 2.11 18
4 Georgia Tech ACC 5 5 1 .500 3 3 0 .500 25.6 19.2 2.70 0.25
5 Maryland ACC 5 5 1 .500 2 3 1 .417 23.8 19.2 5.79 2.70 13
6 Wake Forest ACC 5 6 0 .455 2 5 0 .286 29.5 26.8 -0.76 -1.40
7 Duke ACC 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 18.2 25.8 -7.09 -0.91
8 Virginia ACC 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 18.0 28.6 -8.39 0.33
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
9 Oklahoma Big 8 11 1 0 .917 7 0 0 1.000 42.3 6.8 23.38 4.21 1 1 3
10 Colorado Big 8 6 6 0 .500 6 1 0 .857 20.2 16.1 6.13 4.80
11 Nebraska Big 8 10 2 0 .833 5 2 0 .714 37.2 13.8 18.05 2.80 8 3 5
12 Oklahoma State Big 8 6 5 0 .545 4 3 0 .571 16.5 17.4 -1.41 -1.05
13 Iowa State Big 8 6 5 0 .545 3 4 0 .429 23.4 22.2 0.88 -0.13
14 Missouri Big 8 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 17.8 28.5 -5.93 1.71
15 Kansas State Big 8 2 9 0 .182 1 6 0 .143 12.2 31.2 -13.12 -0.40
16 Kansas Big 8 3 8 0 .273 0 7 0 .000 10.2 29.7 -10.65 -0.83
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
17 Michigan Big Ten 11 2 0 .846 7 1 0 .875 29.2 15.6 17.71 5.40 2 2 8
18 Ohio State Big Ten 10 3 0 .769 7 1 0 .875 26.7 13.8 15.04 4.81 9 7 7
19 Iowa Big Ten 9 3 0 .750 5 3 0 .625 32.6 17.8 9.31 0.98 8 16
20 Minnesota Big Ten 6 6 0 .500 5 3 0 .625 21.8 26.3 3.52 3.77
21 Michigan State Big Ten 6 5 0 .545 4 4 0 .500 25.9 17.9 7.67 3.31 20 17
22 Indiana Big Ten 6 6 0 .500 3 5 0 .375 22.8 18.9 3.81 1.06
23 Illinois Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 17.2 27.2 0.37 5.37
24 Northwestern Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 2 6 0 .250 19.7 22.8 -3.89 0.39
25 Purdue Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 2 6 0 .250 14.5 30.5 -6.83 5.44
26 Wisconsin Big Ten 3 9 0 .250 2 6 0 .250 16.8 22.2 -2.83 2.84
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
27 Penn State Ind 12 0 0 1.000 28.3 11.1 22.16 5.91 6 1 1
28 Miami (FL) Ind 11 1 0 .917 35.8 12.5 21.64 4.30 3 1 2
29 Virginia Tech Ind 9 2 1 .792 23.8 17.3 4.44 -1.98 20 20 W-L-T adjusted to 10-1-1 by NCAA.
30 Boston College Ind 9 3 0 .750 28.2 19.4 8.63 1.46 19 19
31 Tulsa Ind 7 4 0 .636 26.6 16.9 0.13 -5.50
32 Florida State Ind 7 4 1 .625 32.8 18.2 11.10 2.60 11 11
33 Army Ind 6 5 0 .545 25.1 26.5 -4.01 -4.01
34 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 6 5 0 .545 22.0 18.5 -6.29 -8.84
35 Southern Mississippi Ind 6 5 0 .545 18.0 22.9 -5.13 -2.94
36 Temple Ind 6 5 0 .545 28.0 24.6 5.90 2.99 W-L-T adjusted to 0-11 by NCAA.
37 Pittsburgh Ind 5 5 1 .500 23.0 19.0 7.09 5.37 W-L-T adjusted to 6-4-1 by NCAA.
38 Rutgers Ind 5 5 1 .500 20.1 17.2 4.98 3.35 W-L-T adjusted to 6-4-1 by NCAA.
39 Cincinnati Ind 5 6 0 .455 24.3 31.4 -2.90 1.92
40 Notre Dame Ind 5 6 0 .455 27.2 19.9 11.44 7.35 20
41 Syracuse Ind 5 6 0 .455 21.9 24.2 1.28 2.55
42 South Carolina Ind 3 6 2 .364 28.5 26.0 4.46 4.37
43 Tulane Ind 4 7 0 .364 24.1 30.4 -9.75 -4.20
44 West Virginia Ind 4 7 0 .364 19.1 26.0 -1.35 3.56
45 Louisville Ind 3 8 0 .273 16.3 27.5 -11.41 -2.14
46 Navy Ind 3 8 0 .273 21.6 27.8 -11.78 -4.42
47 Wichita State Ind 3 8 0 .273 19.0 29.5 -13.12 -4.58
48 East Carolina Ind 2 9 0 .182 17.0 33.1 -8.79 4.12 W-L-T adjusted to 3-8 by NCAA.
49 Northern Illinois Ind 2 9 0 .182 13.1 28.0 -16.62 -5.62
50 Memphis Ind 1 10 0 .091 9.5 26.5 -18.58 -3.76
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
51 Miami (OH) MAC 8 4 0 .667 6 2 0 .750 28.8 19.0 -1.80 -9.30
52 Toledo MAC 7 4 0 .636 5 3 0 .625 19.6 17.9 -9.11 -11.48
53 Bowling Green State MAC 5 6 0 .455 5 3 0 .625 13.5 20.2 -13.00 -9.00
54 Kent State MAC 5 6 0 .455 5 3 0 .625 16.3 26.2 -15.67 -9.49
55 Ball State MAC 6 5 0 .545 4 4 0 .500 18.1 18.3 -12.24 -12.97
56 Eastern Michigan MAC 6 5 0 .545 4 4 0 .500 20.2 20.7 -13.23 -13.60
57 Central Michigan MAC 5 5 0 .500 4 4 0 .500 25.8 28.4 -12.76 -11.86
58 Western Michigan MAC 3 8 0 .273 3 5 0 .375 16.6 23.4 -14.48 -8.57 W-L-T adjusted to 4-7 by NCAA.
59 Ohio MAC 1 10 0 .091 0 8 0 .000 17.8 29.9 -24.43 -11.88
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
60 Arizona State Pac-10 10 1 1 .875 5 1 1 .786 31.6 13.9 18.23 6.40 4 4
61 UCLA Pac-10 8 3 1 .708 5 2 1 .688 32.1 18.5 19.16 8.83 4 4 14
62 Washington Pac-10 8 3 1 .708 5 2 1 .688 31.5 16.4 17.83 7.66 16 6 18
63 Arizona Pac-10 9 3 0 .750 5 3 0 .625 29.3 17.0 17.21 5.88 10 11
64 Stanford Pac-10 8 4 0 .667 5 3 0 .625 23.3 15.9 14.14 7.97 16
65 Southern California Pac-10 7 5 0 .583 5 3 0 .625 22.0 19.9 12.45 10.62 9
66 Oregon Pac-10 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 21.4 30.7 4.11 10.20
67 Washington State Pac-10 3 7 1 .318 2 6 1 .278 20.1 28.4 3.09 9.46
68 California Pac-10 2 9 0 .182 2 7 0 .222 13.2 29.5 -2.43 11.12
69 Oregon State Pac-10 3 8 0 .273 1 6 0 .143 13.0 24.5 -1.14 7.68
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
70 San Jose State PCAA 10 2 0 .833 7 0 0 1.000 33.1 19.3 8.60 -3.65
71 Fresno State PCAA 9 2 0 .818 6 1 0 .857 27.5 13.6 3.30 -7.79 19
72 Long Beach State PCAA 6 5 0 .545 4 3 0 .571 22.7 23.6 -5.63 -4.82
73 Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 6 5 0 .545 3 4 0 .429 26.0 21.9 -4.13 -7.04
74 Utah State PCAA 3 8 0 .273 3 4 0 .429 12.2 22.1 -12.38 -5.47
75 Pacific PCAA 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 24.6 24.5 -7.63 -6.36
76 Cal State Fullerton PCAA 3 9 0 .250 2 5 0 .286 21.7 29.6 -13.53 -6.86
77 New Mexico State PCAA 1 10 0 .091 1 6 0 .143 17.2 37.8 -20.95 -4.49
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
78 Louisiana State SEC 9 3 0 .750 5 1 0 .833 25.5 15.4 14.24 6.08 15 5 10
79 Auburn SEC 10 2 0 .833 4 2 0 .667 32.9 10.2 15.70 -0.05 14 5 6
80 Alabama SEC 10 3 0 .769 4 2 0 .667 27.0 12.5 17.24 5.93 5 2 9
81 Mississippi SEC 8 3 1 .708 4 2 0 .667 20.0 13.9 5.23 -1.77 20
82 Georgia SEC 8 4 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 25.8 19.4 9.62 3.29 16 14
83 Tennessee SEC 7 5 0 .583 3 3 0 .500 24.4 20.8 2.48 -0.19 10 8
84 Florida SEC 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 20.3 15.7 9.37 5.83 13 13
85 Mississippi State SEC 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 17.7 25.0 -2.06 1.58 13
86 Kentucky SEC 5 5 1 .500 2 4 0 .333 20.7 18.8 2.04 1.40
87 Vanderbilt SEC 1 10 0 .091 0 6 0 .000 17.5 31.5 -11.26 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
88 Texas A&M SWC 9 3 0 .750 7 1 0 .875 31.0 17.9 8.84 0.59 7 7 13
89 Arkansas SWC 9 3 0 .750 6 2 0 .750 25.9 15.3 9.48 0.40 19 8 15
90 Baylor SWC 9 3 0 .750 6 2 0 .750 27.1 17.3 8.54 0.21 12 9 12
91 Texas Tech SWC 7 5 0 .583 5 3 0 .625 22.6 22.3 3.57 0.91
92 Southern Methodist SWC 6 5 0 .545 5 3 0 .625 22.3 25.6 1.73 3.91 18
93 Texas SWC 5 6 0 .455 4 4 0 .500 20.8 22.3 2.84 3.20
94 Rice SWC 4 7 0 .364 2 6 0 .250 16.8 30.0 -10.24 -1.24
95 Texas Christian SWC 3 8 0 .273 1 7 0 .125 23.5 34.2 -8.93 -2.02
96 Houston SWC 1 10 0 .091 0 8 0 .000 11.4 24.3 -9.39 2.89
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
97 San Diego State WAC 8 4 0 .667 7 1 0 .875 24.3 23.3 3.79 1.87
98 Brigham Young WAC 8 5 0 .615 6 2 0 .750 23.8 18.2 5.05 1.05 18 11
99 Air Force WAC 6 5 0 .545 5 2 0 .714 20.8 19.5 -0.88 -1.70
100 Hawaii WAC 7 5 0 .583 4 4 0 .500 19.8 19.6 0.53 -0.55
101 Colorado State WAC 6 5 0 .545 4 4 0 .500 24.2 21.5 1.49 -0.33
102 Wyoming WAC 6 6 0 .500 4 4 0 .500 24.9 22.7 0.71 -1.04
103 New Mexico WAC 4 8 0 .333 2 5 0 .286 26.4 28.2 -5.71 -3.12
104 Texas-El Paso WAC 4 8 0 .333 2 6 0 .250 25.8 32.6 -7.05 -2.30
105 Utah WAC 2 9 0 .182 1 7 0 .125 25.3 40.4 -8.65 1.71