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1989 Year Summary

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Andre Ware (Houston)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bill McCartney (Colorado)

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

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 10 116 68 48 0 .586 6 3 3 0 .500 7.17 4.19 3 3 Alabama
Auburn
Tennessee
2 Pacific-10 Conference 10 115 59 52 4 .530 4 4 0 0 1.000 6.53 5.57 3 3 Southern California
3 Southwest Conference 9 102 54 47 1 .534 3 1 2 0 .333 5.86 4.60 2 4 Arkansas
4 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 93 48 43 2 .527 4 1 3 0 .250 3.60 2.54 2 2 Duke
Virginia
5 Big Ten Conference 10 114 57 57 0 .500 4 2 2 0 .500 2.68 3.09 4 4 Michigan
6 Big Eight Conference 8 90 45 45 0 .500 2 0 2 0 .000 1.00 0.76 3 2 Colorado
7 Independent 25 284 147 126 11 .537 8 6 2 0 .750 0.82 -0.06 7 6
8 Western Athletic Conference 9 109 51 54 4 .486 3 0 3 0 .000 -0.58 -0.58 1 1 Brigham Young
9 Big West Conference 8 91 37 53 1 .412 1 1 0 0 1.000 -10.59 -6.50 0 0 Fresno State
10 Mid-American Conference 9 100 38 56 6 .410 1 0 1 0 .000 -17.65 -13.90 0 0 Ball State

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 12/12 Final
Miami (FL) Ind 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 7 7 7 7 4 2 2 1
Notre Dame Ind 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 4 4 2
Florida State Ind 6 16     25 22 19 14 9 6 5 5 5 6 5 5 3
Colorado Big 8 14 9 8 6 5 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 4
Tennessee SEC     17 14 12 6 6 6 11 10 11 9 8 8 8 8 5
Auburn SEC 8 5 5 4 4 11 12 11 16 12 12 11 10 11 9 9 6
Michigan Big Ten 1 2 2 5 6 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 7
Southern California Pac-10 5 13 13 12 11 9 10 9 10 9 9 8 12 12 12 12 8
Alabama SEC 16 19 16 15 13 13 11 10 6 5 4 4 4 2 7 7 9
Illinois Big Ten 22 11 10 20 20 18 16 13 8 8 8 12 11 10 11 11 10
Nebraska Big 8 3 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 6 6 6 7 6 6 11
Clemson ACC 12 10 7 7 7 15 14   22 21 17 15 15 14 14 14 12
Arkansas SWC 10 7 9 8 8 7 7 7 13 11 10 10 9 9 10 10 13
Houston SWC 21 22 18 17 14 12 8 16 12 17 15 13 13 13 13 13 14
Penn State Ind 11 12         23 17 14 16 13 17 22 18 18 18 15
Michigan State Big Ten           24 21           25 22 22 22 16
Pittsburgh Ind 20 23 14 13 10 8 9 8 7 14 14 19 19 24 24 23 17
Virginia ACC                   24 18 16 16 15 15 15 18
Texas Tech SWC                     23 20 18 25 25 24 19
Texas A&M SWC   15 22 21 22 19   23 21 20 16 14 14 16 16 16 20
West Virginia Ind 17 17 12 9 9 9 20 18 15 13 19 18 17 17 17 17 21
Brigham Young WAC 19 24         25 21 18 23 21 21 21 19 19 19 22
Washington Pac-10     15 11 21                       23
Ohio State Big Ten 25     25               22 20 21 21 21 24
Arizona Pac-10 18 20   23 17     22 17 15 25           25
School Conf Pre 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 12/12 Final
Air Force WAC         24 20 17 19                  
Duke ACC                       25 23 20 20 20  
Florida SEC             25 20 19 19 20            
Fresno State Big West                   25 24 23          
Georgia SEC         23                        
Hawaii WAC                       24 24 23 23 25  
Iowa Big Ten 23   24                            
Louisiana State SEC 7 21 21                            
Mississippi State SEC     25                            
North Carolina State ACC 24 25 19 18 15 14 13 12 20 18 22            
Oklahoma Big 8 15 8 6 16 16 16 15 25                  
Oregon Pac-10       22   23                      
South Carolina Ind             24 24 25                
Southern Mississippi Ind   18                              
Syracuse Ind 13 14 11 10 18 17                      
Texas SWC                 24 22              
UCLA Pac-10 9 6 20 24   25 22                    
Washington State Pac-10     23 19 19 21 17 15 23                

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Dan Speltz (Cal State Fullerton) 69.3
2. Ty Detmer (Brigham Young) 64.3
3. Dave Brown (Duke) 63.8
4. Dan Enos* (Michigan State) 63.8
5. Billy Ray (Duke) 63.5
6. Bill Scharr (Syracuse) 63.3
7. Andre Ware (Houston) 63.1
8. Jeff George* (Illinois) 62.7
9. Todd Marinovich* (Southern California) 62.2
10. Bret Oberg (Iowa State) 62.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ty Detmer (Brigham Young) 11.0
2. Shawn Moore (Virginia) 9.6
3. Dave Brown (Duke) 9.1
4. Peter Tom Willis (Florida State) 9.0
5. Andre Ware (Houston) 8.6
6. Bill Scharr (Syracuse) 8.6
7. Dan Speltz (Cal State Fullerton) 8.3
8. Greg Frey* (Ohio State) 8.3
9. Bret Oberg (Iowa State) 8.2
10. Tommy Hodson (Louisiana State) 8.1

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Ty Detmer (Brigham Young) 175.6
2. Dave Brown (Duke) 161.0
3. Dan Speltz (Cal State Fullerton) 156.1
4. Shawn Moore (Virginia) 156.1
5. Andre Ware (Houston) 152.5
6. Bill Scharr (Syracuse) 152.2
7. Peter Tom Willis (Florida State) 150.7
8. Bret Oberg (Iowa State) 143.7
9. Garrett Gabriel (Hawaii) 143.5
10. Tommy Hodson (Louisiana State) 143.4

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Randy Jackson (Rutgers) 28.5
2. Paul Smith (Houston) 26.7
3. Brian Williams (Houston) 24.3
4. Alexander Wright (Auburn) 23.8
5. Henry Tuten (Pittsburgh) 23.8
6. Herman Moore (Virginia) 23.6
7. Chris Roscoe (Hawaii) 22.2
8. Stephen Shipley (Texas Christian) 21.3
9. Lynn James (Arizona State) 21.3
10. Dwight Pickens* (Fresno State) 21.0

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Jeff Sweitzer (Akron) 2
  Mike Dumas (Indiana) 2
  Larry Hargrove (Ohio) 2

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Robert Blackmon (Baylor) 2
  Cornelius Price (Houston) 2
  Wyatt Smith (Duke) 2
  Ken Swilling (Georgia Tech) 2