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1996 Polls

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Danny Wuerffel (Florida)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bruce Snyder (Arizona State)

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Florida

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Nebraska NA Big 12 (North)
1 Preseason 2 Tennessee NA SEC (East)
1 Preseason 3 Florida State NA ACC
1 Preseason 4 Florida NA SEC (East)
1 Preseason 5 Colorado NA Big 12 (North)
1 Preseason 6 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 7 Southern California NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 8 Texas NA Big 12 (South)
1 Preseason 9 Ohio State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 10 Syracuse NA Big East
1 Preseason 11 Penn State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 12 Miami (FL) NA Big East
1 Preseason 13 Texas A&M NA Big 12 (South)
1 Preseason 14 Michigan NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 15 Alabama NA SEC (West)
1 Preseason 16 Virginia Tech NA Big East
1 Preseason 17 Auburn NA SEC (West)
1 Preseason 18 Northwestern NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 19 Louisiana State NA SEC (West)
1 Preseason 20 Arizona State NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 21 Kansas State NA Big 12 (North)
1 Preseason 22 Iowa NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 23 Virginia NA ACC
1 Preseason 24 Kansas NA Big 12 (North)
1 Preseason 25 Clemson NA ACC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1996-08-26 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 12 (North)
2 1996-08-26 2 Tennessee 2 NC SEC (East)
2 1996-08-26 3 Florida State 3 NC ACC
2 1996-08-26 4 Florida 4 NC SEC (East)
2 1996-08-26 5 Colorado 5 NC Big 12 (North)
2 1996-08-26 6 Notre Dame 6 NC Ind
2 1996-08-26 7 Penn State (1-0) 11 Up 4 Big Ten
2 1996-08-26 8 Texas 8 NC Big 12 (South)
2 1996-08-26 9 Ohio State 9 NC Big Ten
2 1996-08-26 10 Syracuse 10 NC Big East
2 1996-08-26 11 Miami (FL) 12 Up 1 Big East
2 1996-08-26 12 Michigan 14 Up 2 Big Ten
2 1996-08-26 13 Alabama 15 Up 2 SEC (West)
2 1996-08-26 14 Virginia Tech 16 Up 2 Big East
2 1996-08-26 15 Northwestern 18 Up 3 Big Ten
2 1996-08-26 16 Auburn 17 Up 1 SEC (West)
2 1996-08-26 17 Southern California (0-1) 7 Down 10 Pac-10
2 1996-08-26 18 Louisiana State 19 Up 1 SEC (West)
2 1996-08-26 19 Brigham Young (1-0) Up  WAC (Mountain)
2 1996-08-26 20 Arizona State 20 NC Pac-10
2 1996-08-26 21 Kansas State 21 NC Big 12 (North)
2 1996-08-26 22 Iowa 22 NC Big Ten
2 1996-08-26 23 Texas A&M (0-1) 13 Down 10 Big 12 (South)
2 1996-08-26 24 Virginia 23 Down 1 ACC
2 1996-08-26 25 Kansas 24 Down 1 Big 12 (North)
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1996-09-02 1 Nebraska 1 NC Big 12 (North)
3 1996-09-02 2 Tennessee (1-0) 2 NC SEC (East)
3 1996-09-02 3 Florida State 3 NC ACC
3 1996-09-02 4 Florida (1-0) 4 NC SEC (East)
3 1996-09-02 5 Colorado (1-0) 5 NC Big 12 (North)
3 1996-09-02 6 Notre Dame 6 NC Ind
3 1996-09-02 7 Penn State (1-0) 7 NC Big Ten
3 1996-09-02 8 Texas (1-0) 8 NC Big 12 (South)
3 1996-09-02 9 Syracuse 10 Up 1 Big East
3 1996-09-02 10 Ohio State 9 Down 1 Big Ten
3 1996-09-02 11 Miami (FL) (1-0) 11 NC Big East
3 1996-09-02 12 Michigan (1-0) 12 NC Big Ten
3 1996-09-02 13 Northwestern 15 Up 2 Big Ten
3 1996-09-02 14 Alabama (1-0) 13 Down 1 SEC (West)
3 1996-09-02 15 Virginia Tech 14 Down 1 Big East
3 1996-09-02 16 Brigham Young (2-0) 19 Up 3 WAC (Mountain)
3 1996-09-02 17 Louisiana State 18 Up 1 SEC (West)
3 1996-09-02 18 Auburn (1-0) 16 Down 2 SEC (West)
3 1996-09-02 19 Southern California (0-1) 17 Down 2 Pac-10
3 1996-09-02 20 Arizona State 20 NC Pac-10
3 1996-09-02 21 Kansas State (1-0) 21 NC Big 12 (North)
3 1996-09-02 22 Iowa 22 NC Big Ten
3 1996-09-02 23 Virginia 24 Up 1 ACC
3 1996-09-02 24 North Carolina (1-0) Up  ACC
3 1996-09-02 25 Texas A&M (0-1) 23 Down 2 Big 12 (South)
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1996-09-09 1 Nebraska (1-0) 1 NC Big 12 (North)
4 1996-09-09 2 Tennessee (2-0) 2 NC SEC (East)
4 1996-09-09 3 Florida State (1-0) 3 NC ACC
4 1996-09-09 4 Florida (2-0) 4 NC SEC (East)
4 1996-09-09 5 Colorado (2-0) 5 NC Big 12 (North)
4 1996-09-09 6 Penn State (2-0) 7 Up 1 Big Ten
4 1996-09-09 7 Texas (2-0) 8 Up 1 Big 12 (South)
4 1996-09-09 8 Ohio State (1-0) 10 Up 2 Big Ten
4 1996-09-09 9 Notre Dame (1-0) 6 Down 3 Ind
4 1996-09-09 10 Miami (FL) (2-0) 11 Up 1 Big East
4 1996-09-09 11 Michigan (1-0) 12 Up 1 Big Ten
4 1996-09-09 12 North Carolina (2-0) 24 Up 12 ACC
4 1996-09-09 13 Alabama (2-0) 14 Up 1 SEC (West)
4 1996-09-09 14 Brigham Young (2-0) 16 Up 2 WAC (Mountain)
4 1996-09-09 15 Auburn (2-0) 18 Up 3 SEC (West)
4 1996-09-09 16 Southern California (1-1) 19 Up 3 Pac-10
4 1996-09-09 17 Kansas State (2-0) 21 Up 4 Big 12 (North)
4 1996-09-09 18 Arizona State (1-0) 20 Up 2 Pac-10
4 1996-09-09 19 Virginia Tech (1-0) 15 Down 4 Big East
4 1996-09-09 20 Louisiana State (1-0) 17 Down 3 SEC (West)
4 1996-09-09 21 Iowa (1-0) 22 Up 1 Big Ten
4 1996-09-09 22 Virginia (1-0) 23 Up 1 ACC
4 1996-09-09 23 Syracuse (0-1) 9 Down 14 Big East
4 1996-09-09 24 Kansas (1-0) Up  Big 12 (North)
4 1996-09-09 25 Texas A&M (0-1) 25 NC Big 12 (South)
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1996-09-16 1 Nebraska (1-0) 1 NC Big 12 (North)
5 1996-09-16 2 Tennessee (2-0) 2 NC SEC (East)
5 1996-09-16 3 Florida State (1-0) 3 NC ACC
5 1996-09-16 4 Florida (2-0) 4 NC SEC (East)
5 1996-09-16 5 Penn State (3-0) 6 Up 1 Big Ten
5 1996-09-16 6 Texas (2-0) 7 Up 1 Big 12 (South)
5 1996-09-16 7 Ohio State (1-0) 8 Up 1 Big Ten
5 1996-09-16 8 Michigan (2-0) 11 Up 3 Big Ten
5 1996-09-16 9 Notre Dame (2-0) 9 NC Ind
5 1996-09-16 10 Miami (FL) (3-0) 10 NC Big East
5 1996-09-16 11 North Carolina (2-0) 12 Up 1 ACC
5 1996-09-16 12 Colorado (2-1) 5 Down 7 Big 12 (North)
5 1996-09-16 13 Auburn (3-0) 15 Up 2 SEC (West)
5 1996-09-16 13 Alabama (3-0) 13 NC SEC (West)
5 1996-09-16 15 Southern California (2-1) 16 Up 1 Pac-10
5 1996-09-16 16 Kansas State (3-0) 17 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
5 1996-09-16 17 Arizona State (2-0) 18 Up 1 Pac-10
5 1996-09-16 18 Virginia Tech (2-0) 19 Up 1 Big East
5 1996-09-16 19 Iowa (2-0) 21 Up 2 Big Ten
5 1996-09-16 20 Virginia (2-0) 22 Up 2 ACC
5 1996-09-16 21 Louisiana State (1-0) 20 Down 1 SEC (West)
5 1996-09-16 22 Kansas (2-0) 24 Up 2 Big 12 (North)
5 1996-09-16 23 Syracuse (0-1) 23 NC Big East
5 1996-09-16 24 Washington (1-1) Up  Pac-10
5 1996-09-16 25 Oregon (3-0) Up  Pac-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1996-09-23 1 Florida (3-0) 4 Up 3 SEC (East)
6 1996-09-23 2 Florida State (2-0) 3 Up 1 ACC
6 1996-09-23 3 Penn State (4-0) 5 Up 2 Big Ten
6 1996-09-23 4 Ohio State (2-0) 7 Up 3 Big Ten
6 1996-09-23 5 Notre Dame (3-0) 9 Up 4 Ind
6 1996-09-23 6 Arizona State (3-0) 17 Up 11 Pac-10
6 1996-09-23 7 Michigan (3-0) 8 Up 1 Big Ten
6 1996-09-23 8 Nebraska (1-1) 1 Down 7 Big 12 (North)
6 1996-09-23 9 Tennessee (2-1) 2 Down 7 SEC (East)
6 1996-09-23 10 Miami (FL) (3-0) 10 NC Big East
6 1996-09-23 11 North Carolina (3-0) 11 NC ACC
6 1996-09-23 12 Colorado (2-1) 12 NC Big 12 (North)
6 1996-09-23 13 Texas (2-1) 6 Down 7 Big 12 (South)
6 1996-09-23 14 Alabama (4-0) 13 Down 1 SEC (West)
6 1996-09-23 15 Southern California (3-1) 15 NC Pac-10
6 1996-09-23 16 Kansas State (4-0) 16 NC Big 12 (North)
6 1996-09-23 17 Louisiana State (2-0) 21 Up 4 SEC (West)
6 1996-09-23 18 Virginia Tech (3-0) 18 NC Big East
6 1996-09-23 19 Virginia (3-0) 20 Up 1 ACC
6 1996-09-23 20 Kansas (2-0) 22 Up 2 Big 12 (North)
6 1996-09-23 21 Washington (2-1) 24 Up 3 Pac-10
6 1996-09-23 22 Auburn (3-1) 13 Down 9 SEC (West)
6 1996-09-23 23 West Virginia (4-0) Up  Big East
6 1996-09-23 24 Brigham Young (3-1) Up  WAC (Mountain)
6 1996-09-23 25 Northwestern (2-1) Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1996-09-30 1 Florida (4-0) 1 NC SEC (East)
7 1996-09-30 2 Florida State (3-0) 2 NC ACC
7 1996-09-30 3 Ohio State (3-0) 4 Up 1 Big Ten
7 1996-09-30 4 Penn State (5-0) 3 Down 1 Big Ten
7 1996-09-30 5 Arizona State (4-0) 6 Up 1 Pac-10
7 1996-09-30 6 Michigan (4-0) 7 Up 1 Big Ten
7 1996-09-30 7 Nebraska (2-1) 8 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
7 1996-09-30 8 Miami (FL) (4-0) 10 Up 2 Big East
7 1996-09-30 9 Tennessee (2-1) 9 NC SEC (East)
7 1996-09-30 10 Colorado (3-1) 12 Up 2 Big 12 (North)
7 1996-09-30 11 Notre Dame (3-1) 5 Down 6 Ind
7 1996-09-30 12 Virginia (4-0) 19 Up 7 ACC
7 1996-09-30 13 Alabama (4-0) 14 Up 1 SEC (West)
7 1996-09-30 14 Louisiana State (3-0) 17 Up 3 SEC (West)
7 1996-09-30 15 North Carolina (3-1) 11 Down 4 ACC
7 1996-09-30 16 Kansas State (4-0) 16 NC Big 12 (North)
7 1996-09-30 17 Southern California (3-1) 15 Down 2 Pac-10
7 1996-09-30 18 Washington (2-1) 21 Up 3 Pac-10
7 1996-09-30 19 West Virginia (5-0) 23 Up 4 Big East
7 1996-09-30 20 Auburn (3-1) 22 Up 2 SEC (West)
7 1996-09-30 21 Brigham Young (4-1) 24 Up 3 WAC (Mountain)
7 1996-09-30 22 Northwestern (3-1) 25 Up 3 Big Ten
7 1996-09-30 23 Texas (2-2) 13 Down 10 Big 12 (South)
7 1996-09-30 24 Utah (4-1) Up  WAC (Mountain)
7 1996-09-30 25 Wyoming (5-0) Up  WAC (Pacific)
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1996-10-07 1 Florida (5-0) 1 NC SEC (East)
8 1996-10-07 2 Ohio State (4-0) 3 Up 1 Big Ten
8 1996-10-07 3 Florida State (4-0) 2 Down 1 ACC
8 1996-10-07 4 Arizona State (5-0) 5 Up 1 Pac-10
8 1996-10-07 5 Nebraska (3-1) 7 Up 2 Big 12 (North)
8 1996-10-07 6 Miami (FL) (4-0) 8 Up 2 Big East
8 1996-10-07 7 Tennessee (3-1) 9 Up 2 SEC (East)
8 1996-10-07 8 Alabama (5-0) 13 Up 5 SEC (West)
8 1996-10-07 9 Colorado (3-1) 10 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
8 1996-10-07 10 Penn State (5-1) 4 Down 6 Big Ten
8 1996-10-07 11 Notre Dame (3-1) 11 NC Ind
8 1996-10-07 12 Louisiana State (4-0) 14 Up 2 SEC (West)
8 1996-10-07 13 North Carolina (4-1) 15 Up 2 ACC
8 1996-10-07 14 Michigan (4-1) 6 Down 8 Big Ten
8 1996-10-07 15 Northwestern (4-1) 22 Up 7 Big Ten
8 1996-10-07 16 Washington (3-1) 18 Up 2 Pac-10
8 1996-10-07 17 West Virginia (6-0) 19 Up 2 Big East
8 1996-10-07 18 Auburn (4-1) 20 Up 2 SEC (West)
8 1996-10-07 19 Brigham Young (5-1) 21 Up 2 WAC (Mountain)
8 1996-10-07 20 Virginia (4-1) 12 Down 8 ACC
8 1996-10-07 21 California (5-0) Up  Pac-10
8 1996-10-07 22 Kansas State (4-1) 16 Down 6 Big 12 (North)
8 1996-10-07 23 Georgia Tech (4-1) Up  ACC
8 1996-10-07 24 Wyoming (6-0) 25 Up 1 WAC (Pacific)
8 1996-10-07 25 Texas (3-2) 23 Down 2 Big 12 (South)
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1996-10-14 1 Florida (6-0) 1 NC SEC (East)
9 1996-10-14 2 Ohio State (5-0) 2 NC Big Ten
9 1996-10-14 3 Florida State (5-0) 3 NC ACC
9 1996-10-14 4 Arizona State (6-0) 4 NC Pac-10
9 1996-10-14 5 Nebraska (4-1) 5 NC Big 12 (North)
9 1996-10-14 6 Tennessee (4-1) 7 Up 1 SEC (East)
9 1996-10-14 7 Alabama (6-0) 8 Up 1 SEC (West)
9 1996-10-14 8 Notre Dame (4-1) 11 Up 3 Ind
9 1996-10-14 9 Colorado (4-1) 9 NC Big 12 (North)
9 1996-10-14 10 Penn State (6-1) 10 NC Big Ten
9 1996-10-14 11 North Carolina (5-1) 13 Up 2 ACC
9 1996-10-14 12 Miami (FL) (4-1) 6 Down 6 Big East
9 1996-10-14 13 Michigan (4-1) 14 Up 1 Big Ten
9 1996-10-14 14 Northwestern (5-1) 15 Up 1 Big Ten
9 1996-10-14 15 West Virginia (6-0) 17 Up 2 Big East
9 1996-10-14 16 Auburn (5-1) 18 Up 2 SEC (West)
9 1996-10-14 17 Louisiana State (4-1) 12 Down 5 SEC (West)
9 1996-10-14 18 Brigham Young (6-1) 19 Up 1 WAC (Mountain)
9 1996-10-14 19 California (5-0) 21 Up 2 Pac-10
9 1996-10-14 20 Virginia (4-1) 20 NC ACC
9 1996-10-14 21 Kansas State (5-1) 22 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
9 1996-10-14 22 Georgia Tech (4-1) 23 Up 1 ACC
9 1996-10-14 23 Wyoming (7-0) 24 Up 1 WAC (Pacific)
9 1996-10-14 24 Utah (5-1) Up  WAC (Mountain)
9 1996-10-14 25 Washington (3-2) 16 Down 9 Pac-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1996-10-21 1 Florida (7-0) 1 NC SEC (East)
10 1996-10-21 2 Ohio State (6-0) 2 NC Big Ten
10 1996-10-21 3 Florida State (5-0) 3 NC ACC
10 1996-10-21 4 Arizona State (7-0) 4 NC Pac-10
10 1996-10-21 5 Nebraska (5-1) 5 NC Big 12 (North)
10 1996-10-21 6 Tennessee (4-1) 6 NC SEC (East)
10 1996-10-21 7 Alabama (7-0) 7 NC SEC (West)
10 1996-10-21 8 Colorado (5-1) 9 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
10 1996-10-21 9 North Carolina (5-1) 11 Up 2 ACC
10 1996-10-21 10 Michigan (5-1) 13 Up 3 Big Ten
10 1996-10-21 11 Northwestern (6-1) 14 Up 3 Big Ten
10 1996-10-21 12 West Virginia (7-0) 15 Up 3 Big East
10 1996-10-21 13 Louisiana State (5-1) 17 Up 4 SEC (West)
10 1996-10-21 14 Virginia (5-1) 20 Up 6 ACC
10 1996-10-21 15 Brigham Young (7-1) 18 Up 3 WAC (Mountain)
10 1996-10-21 16 Kansas State (6-1) 21 Up 5 Big 12 (North)
10 1996-10-21 17 Penn State (6-2) 10 Down 7 Big Ten
10 1996-10-21 18 Wyoming (8-0) 23 Up 5 WAC (Pacific)
10 1996-10-21 19 Notre Dame (4-2) 8 Down 11 Ind
10 1996-10-21 20 Iowa (5-1) Up  Big Ten
10 1996-10-21 21 Utah (6-1) 24 Up 3 WAC (Mountain)
10 1996-10-21 22 Auburn (5-2) 16 Down 6 SEC (West)
10 1996-10-21 23 Washington (4-2) 25 Up 2 Pac-10
10 1996-10-21 24 Southern Mississippi (6-1) Up  CUSA
10 1996-10-21 25 Miami (FL) (4-2) 12 Down 13 Big East
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1996-10-28 1 Florida (7-0) 1 NC SEC (East)
11 1996-10-28 2 Ohio State (7-0) 2 NC Big Ten
11 1996-10-28 3 Florida State (6-0) 3 NC ACC
11 1996-10-28 4 Arizona State (8-0) 4 NC Pac-10
11 1996-10-28 5 Nebraska (6-1) 5 NC Big 12 (North)
11 1996-10-28 6 Tennessee (5-1) 6 NC SEC (East)
11 1996-10-28 7 Colorado (6-1) 8 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
11 1996-10-28 8 North Carolina (6-1) 9 Up 1 ACC
11 1996-10-28 9 Michigan (6-1) 10 Up 1 Big Ten
11 1996-10-28 10 Alabama (7-1) 7 Down 3 SEC (West)
11 1996-10-28 11 Northwestern (7-1) 11 NC Big Ten
11 1996-10-28 12 Louisiana State (6-1) 13 Up 1 SEC (West)
11 1996-10-28 13 Brigham Young (8-1) 15 Up 2 WAC (Mountain)
11 1996-10-28 14 Kansas State (7-1) 16 Up 2 Big 12 (North)
11 1996-10-28 15 Penn State (7-2) 17 Up 2 Big Ten
11 1996-10-28 16 Virginia (5-2) 14 Down 2 ACC
11 1996-10-28 17 Wyoming (8-0) 18 Up 1 WAC (Pacific)
11 1996-10-28 18 West Virginia (7-1) 12 Down 6 Big East
11 1996-10-28 19 Notre Dame (4-2) 19 NC Ind
11 1996-10-28 20 Utah (7-1) 21 Up 1 WAC (Mountain)
11 1996-10-28 21 Washington (5-2) 23 Up 2 Pac-10
11 1996-10-28 22 Miami (FL) (5-2) 25 Up 3 Big East
11 1996-10-28 23 Southern Mississippi (7-1) 24 Up 1 CUSA
11 1996-10-28 24 Auburn (5-2) 22 Down 2 SEC (West)
11 1996-10-28 25 Iowa (5-2) 20 Down 5 Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 1996-11-04 1 Florida (8-0) 1 NC SEC (East)
12 1996-11-04 2 Ohio State (8-0) 2 NC Big Ten
12 1996-11-04 3 Florida State (7-0) 3 NC ACC
12 1996-11-04 4 Arizona State (9-0) 4 NC Pac-10
12 1996-11-04 5 Nebraska (7-1) 5 NC Big 12 (North)
12 1996-11-04 6 Tennessee (6-1) 6 NC SEC (East)
12 1996-11-04 7 Colorado (7-1) 7 NC Big 12 (North)
12 1996-11-04 8 North Carolina (7-1) 8 NC ACC
12 1996-11-04 9 Michigan (7-1) 9 NC Big Ten
12 1996-11-04 10 Alabama (7-1) 10 NC SEC (West)
12 1996-11-04 11 Louisiana State (6-1) 12 Up 1 SEC (West)
12 1996-11-04 12 Brigham Young (9-1) 13 Up 1 WAC (Mountain)
12 1996-11-04 13 Kansas State (7-1) 14 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
12 1996-11-04 14 Penn State (8-2) 15 Up 1 Big Ten
12 1996-11-04 15 Virginia (6-2) 16 Up 1 ACC
12 1996-11-04 16 Wyoming (9-0) 17 Up 1 WAC (Pacific)
12 1996-11-04 17 Notre Dame (5-2) 19 Up 2 Ind
12 1996-11-04 18 Northwestern (7-2) 11 Down 7 Big Ten
12 1996-11-04 19 Washington (6-2) 21 Up 2 Pac-10
12 1996-11-04 20 Southern Mississippi (8-1) 23 Up 3 CUSA
12 1996-11-04 21 Miami (FL) (6-2) 22 Up 1 Big East
12 1996-11-04 22 Auburn (6-2) 24 Up 2 SEC (West)
12 1996-11-04 23 Iowa (6-2) 25 Up 2 Big Ten
12 1996-11-04 24 Syracuse (5-2) Up  Big East
12 1996-11-04 25 Virginia Tech (6-1) Up  Big East
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
13 1996-11-11 1 Florida (9-0) 1 NC SEC (East)
13 1996-11-11 2 Ohio State (9-0) 2 NC Big Ten
13 1996-11-11 3 Florida State (8-0) 3 NC ACC
13 1996-11-11 4 Arizona State (10-0) 4 NC Pac-10
13 1996-11-11 5 Nebraska (8-1) 5 NC Big 12 (North)
13 1996-11-11 6 Colorado (8-1) 7 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
13 1996-11-11 6 North Carolina (8-1) 8 Up 2 ACC
13 1996-11-11 8 Alabama (8-1) 10 Up 2 SEC (West)
13 1996-11-11 9 Kansas State (8-1) 13 Up 4 Big 12 (North)
13 1996-11-11 10 Brigham Young (10-1) 12 Up 2 WAC (Mountain)
13 1996-11-11 11 Penn State (8-2) 14 Up 3 Big Ten
13 1996-11-11 12 Tennessee (6-2) 6 Down 6 SEC (East)
13 1996-11-11 13 Northwestern (8-2) 18 Up 5 Big Ten
13 1996-11-11 14 Notre Dame (6-2) 17 Up 3 Ind
13 1996-11-11 15 Washington (7-2) 19 Up 4 Pac-10
13 1996-11-11 16 Michigan (7-2) 9 Down 7 Big Ten
13 1996-11-11 17 Louisiana State (6-2) 11 Down 6 SEC (West)
13 1996-11-11 18 Miami (FL) (6-2) 21 Up 3 Big East
13 1996-11-11 19 Syracuse (6-2) 24 Up 5 Big East
13 1996-11-11 20 Auburn (7-2) 22 Up 2 SEC (West)
13 1996-11-11 21 Virginia Tech (7-1) 25 Up 4 Big East
13 1996-11-11 22 Army (9-0) Up  Ind
13 1996-11-11 23 Wyoming (9-1) 16 Down 7 WAC (Pacific)
13 1996-11-11 24 Virginia (6-3) 15 Down 9 ACC
13 1996-11-11 25 Southern Mississippi (8-2) 20 Down 5 CUSA
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
14 1996-11-18 1 Florida (10-0) 1 NC SEC (East)
14 1996-11-18 2 Ohio State (10-0) 2 NC Big Ten
14 1996-11-18 3 Florida State (9-0) 3 NC ACC
14 1996-11-18 4 Arizona State (10-0) 4 NC Pac-10
14 1996-11-18 5 Nebraska (9-1) 5 NC Big 12 (North)
14 1996-11-18 6 Colorado (9-1) 6 NC Big 12 (North)
14 1996-11-18 7 Penn State (9-2) 11 Up 4 Big Ten
14 1996-11-18 8 Brigham Young (11-1) 10 Up 2 WAC (Mountain)
14 1996-11-18 9 Tennessee (7-2) 12 Up 3 SEC (East)
14 1996-11-18 10 Notre Dame (7-2) 14 Up 4 Ind
14 1996-11-18 11 Northwestern (9-2) 13 Up 2 Big Ten
14 1996-11-18 12 Washington (8-2) 15 Up 3 Pac-10
14 1996-11-18 13 North Carolina (8-2) 6 Down 7 ACC
14 1996-11-18 14 Kansas State (8-2) 9 Down 5 Big 12 (North)
14 1996-11-18 15 Alabama (8-2) 8 Down 7 SEC (West)
14 1996-11-18 16 Syracuse (7-2) 19 Up 3 Big East
14 1996-11-18 17 Virginia Tech (8-1) 21 Up 4 Big East
14 1996-11-18 18 Louisiana State (7-2) 17 Down 1 SEC (West)
14 1996-11-18 19 Virginia (7-3) 24 Up 5 ACC
14 1996-11-18 20 Wyoming (10-1) 23 Up 3 WAC (Pacific)
14 1996-11-18 21 Michigan (7-3) 16 Down 5 Big Ten
14 1996-11-18 22 Clemson (7-3) Up  ACC
14 1996-11-18 23 West Virginia (8-2) Up  Big East
14 1996-11-18 24 Iowa (7-3) Up  Big Ten
14 1996-11-18 25 Miami (FL) (6-3) 18 Down 7 Big East
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
15 1996-11-25 1 Florida (10-0) 1 NC SEC (East)
15 1996-11-25 2 Florida State (10-0) 3 Up 1 ACC
15 1996-11-25 3 Arizona State (11-0) 4 Up 1 Pac-10
15 1996-11-25 4 Nebraska (9-1) 5 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
15 1996-11-25 5 Colorado (9-1) 6 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
15 1996-11-25 6 Ohio State (10-1) 2 Down 4 Big Ten
15 1996-11-25 7 Brigham Young (12-1) 8 Up 1 WAC (Mountain)
15 1996-11-25 8 Penn State (10-2) 7 Down 1 Big Ten
15 1996-11-25 9 Tennessee (8-2) 9 NC SEC (East)
15 1996-11-25 10 Notre Dame (8-2) 10 NC Ind
15 1996-11-25 11 Northwestern (9-2) 11 NC Big Ten
15 1996-11-25 12 Washington (9-2) 12 NC Pac-10
15 1996-11-25 13 North Carolina (9-2) 13 NC ACC
15 1996-11-25 14 Kansas State (9-2) 14 NC Big 12 (North)
15 1996-11-25 15 Alabama (9-2) 15 NC SEC (West)
15 1996-11-25 16 Syracuse (8-2) 16 NC Big East
15 1996-11-25 17 Virginia Tech (9-1) 17 NC Big East
15 1996-11-25 18 Michigan (8-3) 21 Up 3 Big Ten
15 1996-11-25 19 Louisiana State (8-2) 18 Down 1 SEC (West)
15 1996-11-25 20 Virginia (7-3) 19 Down 1 ACC
15 1996-11-25 21 Wyoming (10-1) 20 Down 1 WAC (Pacific)
15 1996-11-25 22 Iowa (8-3) 24 Up 2 Big Ten
15 1996-11-25 23 Miami (FL) (7-3) 25 Up 2 Big East
15 1996-11-25 24 Army (9-1) Up  Ind
15 1996-11-25 25 West Virginia (8-3) 23 Down 2 Big East
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
16 1996-12-02 1 Florida State (11-0) 2 Up 1 ACC
16 1996-12-02 2 Arizona State (11-0) 3 Up 1 Pac-10
16 1996-12-02 3 Nebraska (10-1) 4 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
16 1996-12-02 4 Florida (10-1) 1 Down 3 SEC (East)
16 1996-12-02 5 Ohio State (10-1) 6 Up 1 Big Ten
16 1996-12-02 6 Brigham Young (12-1) 7 Up 1 WAC (Mountain)
16 1996-12-02 7 Colorado (9-2) 5 Down 2 Big 12 (North)
16 1996-12-02 8 Penn State (10-2) 8 NC Big Ten
16 1996-12-02 9 Tennessee (9-2) 9 NC SEC (East)
16 1996-12-02 10 Northwestern (9-2) 11 Up 1 Big Ten
16 1996-12-02 11 Alabama (9-2) 15 Up 4 SEC (West)
16 1996-12-02 12 Washington (9-2) 12 NC Pac-10
16 1996-12-02 13 North Carolina (9-2) 13 NC ACC
16 1996-12-02 14 Kansas State (9-2) 14 NC Big 12 (North)
16 1996-12-02 15 Virginia Tech (10-1) 17 Up 2 Big East
16 1996-12-02 16 Michigan (8-3) 18 Up 2 Big Ten
16 1996-12-02 17 Louisiana State (9-2) 19 Up 2 SEC (West)
16 1996-12-02 18 Notre Dame (8-3) 10 Down 8 Ind
16 1996-12-02 19 Miami (FL) (8-3) 23 Up 4 Big East
16 1996-12-02 20 Wyoming (10-1) 21 Up 1 WAC (Pacific)
16 1996-12-02 21 Iowa (8-3) 22 Up 1 Big Ten
16 1996-12-02 22 Syracuse (8-3) 16 Down 6 Big East
16 1996-12-02 23 Army (9-1) 24 Up 1 Ind
16 1996-12-02 24 West Virginia (8-3) 25 Up 1 Big East
16 1996-12-02 25 Virginia (7-4) 20 Down 5 ACC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
17 1996-12-09 1 Florida State (11-0) 1 NC ACC
17 1996-12-09 2 Arizona State (11-0) 2 NC Pac-10
17 1996-12-09 3 Florida (11-1) 4 Up 1 SEC (East)
17 1996-12-09 4 Ohio State (10-1) 5 Up 1 Big Ten
17 1996-12-09 5 Brigham Young (13-1) 6 Up 1 WAC (Mountain)
17 1996-12-09 6 Nebraska (10-2) 3 Down 3 Big 12 (North)
17 1996-12-09 7 Penn State (10-2) 8 Up 1 Big Ten
17 1996-12-09 8 Colorado (9-2) 7 Down 1 Big 12 (North)
17 1996-12-09 9 Tennessee (9-2) 9 NC SEC (East)
17 1996-12-09 10 Virginia Tech (10-1) 15 Up 5 Big East
17 1996-12-09 11 Northwestern (9-2) 10 Down 1 Big Ten
17 1996-12-09 12 North Carolina (9-2) 13 Up 1 ACC
17 1996-12-09 13 Washington (9-2) 12 Down 1 Pac-10
17 1996-12-09 14 Kansas State (9-2) 14 NC Big 12 (North)
17 1996-12-09 15 Michigan (8-3) 16 Up 1 Big Ten
17 1996-12-09 16 Alabama (9-3) 11 Down 5 SEC (West)
17 1996-12-09 17 Louisiana State (9-2) 17 NC SEC (West)
17 1996-12-09 18 Notre Dame (8-3) 18 NC Ind
17 1996-12-09 19 Miami (FL) (8-3) 19 NC Big East
17 1996-12-09 20 Texas (8-4) Up  Big 12 (South)
17 1996-12-09 21 Iowa (8-3) 21 NC Big Ten
17 1996-12-09 22 Wyoming (10-2) 20 Down 2 WAC (Pacific)
17 1996-12-09 23 Syracuse (8-3) 22 Down 1 Big East
17 1996-12-09 24 Army (10-1) 23 Down 1 Ind
17 1996-12-09 25 West Virginia (8-3) 24 Down 1 Big East
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
18 Final 1 Florida 3 Up 2 SEC (East)
18 Final 2 Ohio State 4 Up 2 Big Ten
18 Final 3 Florida State 1 Down 2 ACC
18 Final 4 Arizona State 2 Down 2 Pac-10
18 Final 5 Brigham Young 5 NC WAC (Mountain)
18 Final 6 Nebraska 6 NC Big 12 (North)
18 Final 7 Penn State 7 NC Big Ten
18 Final 8 Colorado 8 NC Big 12 (North)
18 Final 9 Tennessee 9 NC SEC (East)
18 Final 10 North Carolina 12 Up 2 ACC
18 Final 11 Alabama 16 Up 5 SEC (West)
18 Final 12 Louisiana State 17 Up 5 SEC (West)
18 Final 13 Virginia Tech 10 Down 3 Big East
18 Final 14 Miami (FL) 19 Up 5 Big East
18 Final 15 Northwestern 11 Down 4 Big Ten
18 Final 16 Washington 13 Down 3 Pac-10
18 Final 17 Kansas State 14 Down 3 Big 12 (North)
18 Final 18 Iowa 21 Up 3 Big Ten
18 Final 19 Notre Dame 18 Down 1 Ind
18 Final 20 Michigan 15 Down 5 Big Ten
18 Final 21 Syracuse 23 Up 2 Big East
18 Final 22 Wyoming 22 NC WAC (Pacific)
18 Final 23 Texas 20 Down 3 Big 12 (South)
18 Final 24 Auburn Up  SEC (West)
18 Final 25 Army 24 Down 1 Ind