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1987 Polls

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Tim Brown (Notre Dame)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Dick MacPherson (Syracuse)

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

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Oklahoma NA Big 8
1 Preseason 2 Nebraska NA Big 8
1 Preseason 3 UCLA NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 4 Ohio State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 5 Auburn NA SEC
1 Preseason 6 Louisiana State NA SEC
1 Preseason 7 Michigan NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 8 Florida State NA Ind
1 Preseason 9 Clemson NA ACC
1 Preseason 10 Miami (FL) NA Ind
1 Preseason 11 Penn State NA Ind
1 Preseason 12 Arkansas NA SWC
1 Preseason 13 Washington NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 14 Arizona State NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 15 Texas A&M NA SWC
1 Preseason 16 Iowa NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 17 Tennessee NA SEC
1 Preseason 18 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 19 Southern California NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 20 Georgia NA SEC
1 Preseason 20 Florida NA SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1987-09-08 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 8
2 1987-09-08 2 Nebraska 2 NC Big 8
2 1987-09-08 3 UCLA 3 NC Pac-10
2 1987-09-08 4 Auburn 5 Up 1 SEC
2 1987-09-08 5 Ohio State 4 Down 1 Big Ten
2 1987-09-08 6 Louisiana State 6 NC SEC
2 1987-09-08 7 Miami (FL) 10 Up 3 Ind
2 1987-09-08 8 Florida State 8 NC Ind
2 1987-09-08 9 Michigan 7 Down 2 Big Ten
2 1987-09-08 10 Clemson 9 Down 1 ACC
2 1987-09-08 11 Penn State 11 NC Ind
2 1987-09-08 12 Washington 13 Up 1 Pac-10
2 1987-09-08 13 Arkansas 12 Down 1 SWC
2 1987-09-08 14 Tennessee 17 Up 3 SEC
2 1987-09-08 15 Arizona State 14 Down 1 Pac-10
2 1987-09-08 16 Notre Dame 18 Up 2 Ind
2 1987-09-08 17 Michigan State Up  Big Ten
2 1987-09-08 18 Pittsburgh Up  Ind
2 1987-09-08 19 Alabama Up  SEC
2 1987-09-08 20 Georgia 20 NC SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1987-09-15 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 8
3 1987-09-15 2 Nebraska 2 NC Big 8
3 1987-09-15 3 Auburn 4 Up 1 SEC
3 1987-09-15 4 Louisiana State 6 Up 2 SEC
3 1987-09-15 5 Ohio State 5 NC Big Ten
3 1987-09-15 6 Miami (FL) 7 Up 1 Ind
3 1987-09-15 7 Florida State 8 Up 1 Ind
3 1987-09-15 8 Clemson 10 Up 2 ACC
3 1987-09-15 9 Notre Dame 16 Up 7 Ind
3 1987-09-15 10 Washington 12 Up 2 Pac-10
3 1987-09-15 11 Alabama 19 Up 8 SEC
3 1987-09-15 12 Arkansas 13 Up 1 SWC
3 1987-09-15 13 UCLA 3 Down 10 Pac-10
3 1987-09-15 14 Tennessee 14 NC SEC
3 1987-09-15 15 Arizona State 15 NC Pac-10
3 1987-09-15 16 Pittsburgh 18 Up 2 Ind
3 1987-09-15 17 Michigan State 17 NC Big Ten
3 1987-09-15 18 Georgia 20 Up 2 SEC
3 1987-09-15 19 Michigan 9 Down 10 Big Ten
3 1987-09-15 20 Penn State 11 Down 9 Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1987-09-22 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 8
4 1987-09-22 2 Nebraska 2 NC Big 8
4 1987-09-22 3 Auburn 3 NC SEC
4 1987-09-22 4 Louisiana State 4 NC SEC
4 1987-09-22 5 Miami (FL) 6 Up 1 Ind
4 1987-09-22 6 Florida State 7 Up 1 Ind
4 1987-09-22 7 Ohio State 5 Down 2 Big Ten
4 1987-09-22 8 Notre Dame 9 Up 1 Ind
4 1987-09-22 9 Clemson 8 Down 1 ACC
4 1987-09-22 10 Arkansas 12 Up 2 SWC
4 1987-09-22 11 Tennessee 14 Up 3 SEC
4 1987-09-22 12 Arizona State 15 Up 3 Pac-10
4 1987-09-22 13 UCLA 13 NC Pac-10
4 1987-09-22 14 Michigan 19 Up 5 Big Ten
4 1987-09-22 15 Penn State 20 Up 5 Ind
4 1987-09-22 16 Texas A&M Up  SWC
4 1987-09-22 17 Alabama 11 Down 6 SEC
4 1987-09-22 18 Washington 10 Down 8 Pac-10
4 1987-09-22 19 Iowa Up  Big Ten
4 1987-09-22 20 Georgia 18 Down 2 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1987-09-29 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 8
5 1987-09-29 2 Nebraska 2 NC Big 8
5 1987-09-29 3 Miami (FL) 5 Up 2 Ind
5 1987-09-29 4 Florida State 6 Up 2 Ind
5 1987-09-29 5 Notre Dame 8 Up 3 Ind
5 1987-09-29 6 Auburn 3 Down 3 SEC
5 1987-09-29 7 Louisiana State 4 Down 3 SEC
5 1987-09-29 8 Clemson 9 Up 1 ACC
5 1987-09-29 9 Ohio State 7 Down 2 Big Ten
5 1987-09-29 10 Tennessee 11 Up 1 SEC
5 1987-09-29 11 UCLA 13 Up 2 Pac-10
5 1987-09-29 12 Michigan 14 Up 2 Big Ten
5 1987-09-29 13 Arizona State 12 Down 1 Pac-10
5 1987-09-29 14 Penn State 15 Up 1 Ind
5 1987-09-29 15 Texas A&M 16 Up 1 SWC
5 1987-09-29 16 Washington 18 Up 2 Pac-10
5 1987-09-29 17 Iowa 19 Up 2 Big Ten
5 1987-09-29 17 Alabama 17 NC SEC
5 1987-09-29 19 Florida Up  SEC
5 1987-09-29 20 Georgia 20 NC SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1987-10-06 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 8
6 1987-10-06 2 Nebraska 2 NC Big 8
6 1987-10-06 3 Miami (FL) 3 NC Ind
6 1987-10-06 4 Notre Dame 5 Up 1 Ind
6 1987-10-06 5 Auburn 6 Up 1 SEC
6 1987-10-06 6 Florida State 4 Down 2 Ind
6 1987-10-06 7 Louisiana State 7 NC SEC
6 1987-10-06 8 Clemson 8 NC ACC
6 1987-10-06 9 Ohio State 9 NC Big Ten
6 1987-10-06 10 Tennessee 10 NC SEC
6 1987-10-06 11 UCLA 11 NC Pac-10
6 1987-10-06 12 Michigan 12 NC Big Ten
6 1987-10-06 13 Arizona State 13 NC Pac-10
6 1987-10-06 14 Penn State 14 NC Ind
6 1987-10-06 15 Alabama 17 Up 2 SEC
6 1987-10-06 16 Georgia 20 Up 4 SEC
6 1987-10-06 17 Syracuse Up  Ind
6 1987-10-06 18 Florida 19 Up 1 SEC
6 1987-10-06 19 Oklahoma State Up  Big 8
6 1987-10-06 20 Arkansas Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1987-10-13 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 8
7 1987-10-13 2 Nebraska 2 NC Big 8
7 1987-10-13 3 Miami (FL) 3 NC Ind
7 1987-10-13 4 Florida State 6 Up 2 Ind
7 1987-10-13 5 Auburn 5 NC SEC
7 1987-10-13 6 Louisiana State 7 Up 1 SEC
7 1987-10-13 7 Clemson 8 Up 1 ACC
7 1987-10-13 8 Tennessee 10 Up 2 SEC
7 1987-10-13 9 UCLA 11 Up 2 Pac-10
7 1987-10-13 10 Penn State 14 Up 4 Ind
7 1987-10-13 11 Notre Dame 4 Down 7 Ind
7 1987-10-13 12 Oklahoma State 19 Up 7 Big 8
7 1987-10-13 13 Syracuse 17 Up 4 Ind
7 1987-10-13 14 Florida 18 Up 4 SEC
7 1987-10-13 15 Arkansas 20 Up 5 SWC
7 1987-10-13 16 Oregon Up  Pac-10
7 1987-10-13 17 Ohio State 9 Down 8 Big Ten
7 1987-10-13 18 Georgia 16 Down 2 SEC
7 1987-10-13 19 Michigan State Up  Big Ten
7 1987-10-13 20 Indiana Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1987-10-20 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 8
8 1987-10-20 2 Nebraska 2 NC Big 8
8 1987-10-20 3 Miami (FL) 3 NC Ind
8 1987-10-20 4 Florida State 4 NC Ind
8 1987-10-20 5 Louisiana State 6 Up 1 SEC
8 1987-10-20 6 Auburn 5 Down 1 SEC
8 1987-10-20 7 Clemson 7 NC ACC
8 1987-10-20 8 UCLA 9 Up 1 Pac-10
8 1987-10-20 9 Syracuse 13 Up 4 Ind
8 1987-10-20 10 Notre Dame 11 Up 1 Ind
8 1987-10-20 11 Florida 14 Up 3 SEC
8 1987-10-20 12 Georgia 18 Up 6 SEC
8 1987-10-20 13 Tennessee 8 Down 5 SEC
8 1987-10-20 14 Michigan State 19 Up 5 Big Ten
8 1987-10-20 15 Indiana 20 Up 5 Big Ten
8 1987-10-20 16 Ohio State 17 Up 1 Big Ten
8 1987-10-20 17 Alabama Up  SEC
8 1987-10-20 18 Penn State 10 Down 8 Ind
8 1987-10-20 19 Oklahoma State 12 Down 7 Big 8
8 1987-10-20 20 Michigan Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1987-10-27 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 8
9 1987-10-27 2 Nebraska 2 NC Big 8
9 1987-10-27 3 Miami (FL) 3 NC Ind
9 1987-10-27 4 Florida State 4 NC Ind
9 1987-10-27 5 Louisiana State 5 NC SEC
9 1987-10-27 6 Auburn 6 NC SEC
9 1987-10-27 7 UCLA 8 Up 1 Pac-10
9 1987-10-27 8 Syracuse 9 Up 1 Ind
9 1987-10-27 9 Notre Dame 10 Up 1 Ind
9 1987-10-27 10 Florida 11 Up 1 SEC
9 1987-10-27 11 Indiana 15 Up 4 Big Ten
9 1987-10-27 12 Georgia 12 NC SEC
9 1987-10-27 13 Tennessee 13 NC SEC
9 1987-10-27 14 Clemson 7 Down 7 ACC
9 1987-10-27 15 Ohio State 16 Up 1 Big Ten
9 1987-10-27 16 Alabama 17 Up 1 SEC
9 1987-10-27 17 Oklahoma State 19 Up 2 Big 8
9 1987-10-27 18 Penn State 18 NC Ind
9 1987-10-27 19 South Carolina Up  Ind
9 1987-10-27 20 Michigan State 14 Down 6 Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1987-11-03 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 8
10 1987-11-03 2 Nebraska 2 NC Big 8
10 1987-11-03 3 Miami (FL) 3 NC Ind
10 1987-11-03 4 Florida State 4 NC Ind
10 1987-11-03 5 Louisiana State 5 NC SEC
10 1987-11-03 6 Auburn 6 NC SEC
10 1987-11-03 7 UCLA 7 NC Pac-10
10 1987-11-03 8 Syracuse 8 NC Ind
10 1987-11-03 9 Notre Dame 9 NC Ind
10 1987-11-03 10 Georgia 12 Up 2 SEC
10 1987-11-03 10 Clemson 14 Up 4 ACC
10 1987-11-03 12 Oklahoma State 17 Up 5 Big 8
10 1987-11-03 13 South Carolina 19 Up 6 Ind
10 1987-11-03 13 Alabama 16 Up 3 SEC
10 1987-11-03 15 Michigan State 20 Up 5 Big Ten
10 1987-11-03 16 Penn State 18 Up 2 Ind
10 1987-11-03 17 Florida 10 Down 7 SEC
10 1987-11-03 18 Indiana 11 Down 7 Big Ten
10 1987-11-03 19 Tennessee 13 Down 6 SEC
10 1987-11-03 20 Texas A&M Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1987-11-10 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 8
11 1987-11-10 2 Nebraska 2 NC Big 8
11 1987-11-10 3 Miami (FL) 3 NC Ind
11 1987-11-10 4 Florida State 4 NC Ind
11 1987-11-10 5 UCLA 7 Up 2 Pac-10
11 1987-11-10 6 Syracuse 8 Up 2 Ind
11 1987-11-10 7 Notre Dame 9 Up 2 Ind
11 1987-11-10 8 Georgia 10 Up 2 SEC
11 1987-11-10 9 Clemson 10 Up 1 ACC
11 1987-11-10 10 Louisiana State 5 Down 5 SEC
11 1987-11-10 11 Alabama 13 Up 2 SEC
11 1987-11-10 12 Auburn 6 Down 6 SEC
11 1987-11-10 13 Michigan State 15 Up 2 Big Ten
11 1987-11-10 14 South Carolina 13 Down 1 Ind
11 1987-11-10 15 Penn State 16 Up 1 Ind
11 1987-11-10 16 Indiana 18 Up 2 Big Ten
11 1987-11-10 17 Oklahoma State 12 Down 5 Big 8
11 1987-11-10 18 Tennessee 19 Up 1 SEC
11 1987-11-10 19 Texas A&M 20 Up 1 SWC
11 1987-11-10 20 Arkansas Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 1987-11-17 1 Nebraska 2 Up 1 Big 8
12 1987-11-17 2 Oklahoma 1 Down 1 Big 8
12 1987-11-17 3 Miami (FL) 3 NC Ind
12 1987-11-17 4 Florida State 4 NC Ind
12 1987-11-17 5 UCLA 5 NC Pac-10
12 1987-11-17 6 Syracuse 6 NC Ind
12 1987-11-17 7 Notre Dame 7 NC Ind
12 1987-11-17 8 Clemson 9 Up 1 ACC
12 1987-11-17 9 Louisiana State 10 Up 1 SEC
12 1987-11-17 10 Auburn 12 Up 2 SEC
12 1987-11-17 11 Michigan State 13 Up 2 Big Ten
12 1987-11-17 12 South Carolina 14 Up 2 Ind
12 1987-11-17 13 Oklahoma State 17 Up 4 Big 8
12 1987-11-17 14 Georgia 8 Down 6 SEC
12 1987-11-17 15 Tennessee 18 Up 3 SEC
12 1987-11-17 16 Texas A&M 19 Up 3 SWC
12 1987-11-17 17 Alabama 11 Down 6 SEC
12 1987-11-17 18 Iowa Up  Big Ten
12 1987-11-17 19 Pittsburgh Up  Ind
12 1987-11-17 20 Indiana 16 Down 4 Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
13 1987-11-24 1 Oklahoma 2 Up 1 Big 8
13 1987-11-24 2 Miami (FL) 3 Up 1 Ind
13 1987-11-24 3 Florida State 4 Up 1 Ind
13 1987-11-24 4 Syracuse 6 Up 2 Ind
13 1987-11-24 5 Nebraska 1 Down 4 Big 8
13 1987-11-24 6 Louisiana State 9 Up 3 SEC
13 1987-11-24 7 Auburn 10 Up 3 SEC
13 1987-11-24 8 South Carolina 12 Up 4 Ind
13 1987-11-24 9 Michigan State 11 Up 2 Big Ten
13 1987-11-24 10 Notre Dame 7 Down 3 Ind
13 1987-11-24 11 UCLA 5 Down 6 Pac-10
13 1987-11-24 12 Oklahoma State 13 Up 1 Big 8
13 1987-11-24 13 Clemson 8 Down 5 ACC
13 1987-11-24 14 Georgia 14 NC SEC
13 1987-11-24 15 Texas A&M 16 Up 1 SWC
13 1987-11-24 16 Tennessee 15 Down 1 SEC
13 1987-11-24 17 Southern California Up  Pac-10
13 1987-11-24 18 Alabama 17 Down 1 SEC
13 1987-11-24 19 Iowa 18 Down 1 Big Ten
13 1987-11-24 20 Pittsburgh 19 Down 1 Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
14 1987-12-01 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 8
14 1987-12-01 2 Miami (FL) 2 NC Ind
14 1987-12-01 3 Florida State 3 NC Ind
14 1987-12-01 4 Syracuse 4 NC Ind
14 1987-12-01 5 Nebraska 5 NC Big 8
14 1987-12-01 6 Auburn 7 Up 1 SEC
14 1987-12-01 7 Louisiana State 6 Down 1 SEC
14 1987-12-01 8 South Carolina 8 NC Ind
14 1987-12-01 9 Michigan State 9 NC Big Ten
14 1987-12-01 10 UCLA 11 Up 1 Pac-10
14 1987-12-01 11 Oklahoma State 12 Up 1 Big 8
14 1987-12-01 12 Notre Dame 10 Down 2 Ind
14 1987-12-01 13 Clemson 13 NC ACC
14 1987-12-01 14 Georgia 14 NC SEC
14 1987-12-01 15 Texas A&M 15 NC SWC
14 1987-12-01 16 Tennessee 16 NC SEC
14 1987-12-01 17 Southern California 17 NC Pac-10
14 1987-12-01 18 Iowa 19 Up 1 Big Ten
14 1987-12-01 19 Pittsburgh 20 Up 1 Ind
14 1987-12-01 20 Penn State Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
15 1987-12-08 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 8
15 1987-12-08 2 Miami (FL) 2 NC Ind
15 1987-12-08 3 Florida State 3 NC Ind
15 1987-12-08 4 Syracuse 4 NC Ind
15 1987-12-08 5 Nebraska 5 NC Big 8
15 1987-12-08 6 Auburn 6 NC SEC
15 1987-12-08 7 Louisiana State 7 NC SEC
15 1987-12-08 8 Michigan State 9 Up 1 Big Ten
15 1987-12-08 9 South Carolina 8 Down 1 Ind
15 1987-12-08 10 UCLA 10 NC Pac-10
15 1987-12-08 11 Oklahoma State 11 NC Big 8
15 1987-12-08 12 Notre Dame 12 NC Ind
15 1987-12-08 13 Texas A&M 15 Up 2 SWC
15 1987-12-08 14 Clemson 13 Down 1 ACC
15 1987-12-08 15 Georgia 14 Down 1 SEC
15 1987-12-08 16 Southern California 17 Up 1 Pac-10
15 1987-12-08 17 Tennessee 16 Down 1 SEC
15 1987-12-08 18 Iowa 18 NC Big Ten
15 1987-12-08 19 Pittsburgh 19 NC Ind
15 1987-12-08 20 Penn State 20 NC Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
16 Final 1 Miami (FL) 2 Up 1 Ind
16 Final 2 Florida State 3 Up 1 Ind
16 Final 3 Oklahoma 1 Down 2 Big 8
16 Final 4 Syracuse 4 NC Ind
16 Final 5 Louisiana State 7 Up 2 SEC
16 Final 6 Nebraska 5 Down 1 Big 8
16 Final 7 Auburn 6 Down 1 SEC
16 Final 8 Michigan State 8 NC Big Ten
16 Final 9 UCLA 10 Up 1 Pac-10
16 Final 10 Texas A&M 13 Up 3 SWC
16 Final 11 Oklahoma State 11 NC Big 8
16 Final 12 Clemson 14 Up 2 ACC
16 Final 13 Georgia 15 Up 2 SEC
16 Final 14 Tennessee 17 Up 3 SEC
16 Final 15 South Carolina 9 Down 6 Ind
16 Final 16 Iowa 18 Up 2 Big Ten
16 Final 17 Notre Dame 12 Down 5 Ind
16 Final 18 Southern California 16 Down 2 Pac-10
16 Final 19 Michigan Up  Big Ten
16 Final 20 Arizona State Up  Pac-10