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1997 Polls

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National Champions: Michigan (AP, FWAA, NFF), Nebraska (USA-ESPN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Charles Woodson (Michigan)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Mike Price (Washington State)

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

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Penn State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 2 Florida NA SEC (East)
1 Preseason 3 Florida State NA ACC
1 Preseason 4 Washington NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 5 Tennessee NA SEC (East)
1 Preseason 6 Nebraska NA Big 12 (North)
1 Preseason 7 North Carolina NA ACC
1 Preseason 8 Colorado NA Big 12 (North)
1 Preseason 9 Ohio State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 10 Louisiana State NA SEC (West)
1 Preseason 11 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 12 Texas NA Big 12 (South)
1 Preseason 13 Miami (FL) NA Big East
1 Preseason 14 Michigan NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 15 Alabama NA SEC (West)
1 Preseason 16 Auburn NA SEC (West)
1 Preseason 17 Syracuse NA Big East
1 Preseason 18 Stanford NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 19 Brigham Young NA WAC (Pacific)
1 Preseason 20 Clemson NA ACC
1 Preseason 21 Iowa NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 22 Southern California NA Pac-10
1 Preseason 23 Kansas State NA Big 12 (North)
1 Preseason 24 Wisconsin NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 25 Michigan State NA Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1997-08-25 1 Penn State 1 NC Big Ten
2 1997-08-25 2 Florida 2 NC SEC (East)
2 1997-08-25 3 Florida State 3 NC ACC
2 1997-08-25 4 Washington 4 NC Pac-10
2 1997-08-25 5 Tennessee 5 NC SEC (East)
2 1997-08-25 6 Nebraska 6 NC Big 12 (North)
2 1997-08-25 7 North Carolina 7 NC ACC
2 1997-08-25 8 Colorado 8 NC Big 12 (North)
2 1997-08-25 9 Ohio State 9 NC Big Ten
2 1997-08-25 10 Louisiana State 10 NC SEC (West)
2 1997-08-25 11 Notre Dame 11 NC Ind
2 1997-08-25 12 Texas 12 NC Big 12 (South)
2 1997-08-25 13 Syracuse (1-0) 17 Up 4 Big East
2 1997-08-25 14 Miami (FL) 13 Down 1 Big East
2 1997-08-25 15 Michigan 14 Down 1 Big Ten
2 1997-08-25 16 Alabama 15 Down 1 SEC (West)
2 1997-08-25 17 Auburn 16 Down 1 SEC (West)
2 1997-08-25 18 Stanford 18 NC Pac-10
2 1997-08-25 19 Brigham Young 19 NC WAC (Pacific)
2 1997-08-25 20 Clemson 20 NC ACC
2 1997-08-25 21 Iowa 21 NC Big Ten
2 1997-08-25 22 Kansas State 23 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
2 1997-08-25 23 Southern California 22 Down 1 Pac-10
2 1997-08-25 24 Northwestern (1-0) Up  Big Ten
2 1997-08-25 25 Michigan State 25 NC Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1997-09-02 1 Penn State 1 NC Big Ten
3 1997-09-02 2 Florida (1-0) 2 NC SEC (East)
3 1997-09-02 3 Tennessee (1-0) 5 Up 2 SEC (East)
3 1997-09-02 4 Washington 4 NC Pac-10
3 1997-09-02 5 Florida State 3 Down 2 ACC
3 1997-09-02 6 Nebraska (1-0) 6 NC Big 12 (North)
3 1997-09-02 7 North Carolina 7 NC ACC
3 1997-09-02 8 Colorado 8 NC Big 12 (North)
3 1997-09-02 9 Ohio State (1-0) 9 NC Big Ten
3 1997-09-02 10 Louisiana State 10 NC SEC (West)
3 1997-09-02 11 Notre Dame 11 NC Ind
3 1997-09-02 12 Texas 12 NC Big 12 (South)
3 1997-09-02 13 Miami (FL) (1-0) 14 Up 1 Big East
3 1997-09-02 14 Michigan 15 Up 1 Big Ten
3 1997-09-02 15 Alabama (1-0) 16 Up 1 SEC (West)
3 1997-09-02 16 Auburn 17 Up 1 SEC (West)
3 1997-09-02 17 Stanford 18 Up 1 Pac-10
3 1997-09-02 18 Clemson 20 Up 2 ACC
3 1997-09-02 19 Brigham Young 19 NC WAC (Pacific)
3 1997-09-02 20 Iowa 21 Up 1 Big Ten
3 1997-09-02 21 Northwestern (1-0) 24 Up 3 Big Ten
3 1997-09-02 21 Kansas State 22 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
3 1997-09-02 23 Southern California 23 NC Pac-10
3 1997-09-02 24 Colorado State (1-0) Up  WAC (Mountain)
3 1997-09-02 25 Michigan State 25 NC Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1997-09-08 1 Penn State (1-0) 1 NC Big Ten
4 1997-09-08 2 Florida (2-0) 2 NC SEC (East)
4 1997-09-08 3 Washington (1-0) 4 Up 1 Pac-10
4 1997-09-08 4 Tennessee (2-0) 3 Down 1 SEC (East)
4 1997-09-08 5 Florida State (1-0) 5 NC ACC
4 1997-09-08 6 Nebraska (1-0) 6 NC Big 12 (North)
4 1997-09-08 7 North Carolina (1-0) 7 NC ACC
4 1997-09-08 8 Colorado (1-0) 8 NC Big 12 (North)
4 1997-09-08 9 Ohio State (1-0) 9 NC Big Ten
4 1997-09-08 10 Louisiana State (1-0) 10 NC SEC (West)
4 1997-09-08 11 Texas (1-0) 12 Up 1 Big 12 (South)
4 1997-09-08 12 Notre Dame (1-0) 11 Down 1 Ind
4 1997-09-08 13 Miami (FL) (1-0) 13 NC Big East
4 1997-09-08 14 Michigan 14 NC Big Ten
4 1997-09-08 15 Alabama (1-0) 15 NC SEC (West)
4 1997-09-08 16 Auburn (1-0) 16 NC SEC (West)
4 1997-09-08 17 Stanford (1-0) 17 NC Pac-10
4 1997-09-08 18 Iowa (1-0) 20 Up 2 Big Ten
4 1997-09-08 19 Clemson (1-0) 18 Down 1 ACC
4 1997-09-08 20 Kansas State (1-0) 21 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
4 1997-09-08 21 Michigan State (1-0) 25 Up 4 Big Ten
4 1997-09-08 22 Virginia Tech (1-0) Up  Big East
4 1997-09-08 23 Southern California (0-1) 23 NC Pac-10
4 1997-09-08 24 Arizona State (1-0) Up  Pac-10
4 1997-09-08 25 Colorado State (1-1) 24 Down 1 WAC (Mountain)
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1997-09-15 1 Penn State (2-0) 1 NC Big Ten
5 1997-09-15 2 Washington (2-0) 3 Up 1 Pac-10
5 1997-09-15 3 Florida (2-0) 2 Down 1 SEC (East)
5 1997-09-15 4 Tennessee (2-0) 4 NC SEC (East)
5 1997-09-15 5 Florida State (2-0) 5 NC ACC
5 1997-09-15 6 North Carolina (2-0) 7 Up 1 ACC
5 1997-09-15 7 Nebraska (2-0) 6 Down 1 Big 12 (North)
5 1997-09-15 8 Michigan (1-0) 14 Up 6 Big Ten
5 1997-09-15 9 Ohio State (2-0) 9 NC Big Ten
5 1997-09-15 10 Louisiana State (2-0) 10 NC SEC (West)
5 1997-09-15 11 Alabama (2-0) 15 Up 4 SEC (West)
5 1997-09-15 12 Auburn (2-0) 16 Up 4 SEC (West)
5 1997-09-15 13 Iowa (2-0) 18 Up 5 Big Ten
5 1997-09-15 14 Arizona State (2-0) 24 Up 10 Pac-10
5 1997-09-15 15 Colorado (1-1) 8 Down 7 Big 12 (North)
5 1997-09-15 16 Clemson (2-0) 19 Up 3 ACC
5 1997-09-15 17 Michigan State (2-0) 21 Up 4 Big Ten
5 1997-09-15 18 Virginia Tech (2-0) 22 Up 4 Big East
5 1997-09-15 19 Washington State (2-0) Up  Pac-10
5 1997-09-15 20 Kansas State (2-0) 20 NC Big 12 (North)
5 1997-09-15 21 Stanford (1-1) 17 Down 4 Pac-10
5 1997-09-15 22 Miami (FL) (1-1) 13 Down 9 Big East
5 1997-09-15 23 Colorado State (2-1) 25 Up 2 WAC (Mountain)
5 1997-09-15 24 UCLA (1-2) Up  Pac-10
5 1997-09-15 25 Georgia (2-0) Up  SEC (East)
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1997-09-22 1 Florida (3-0) 3 Up 2 SEC (East)
6 1997-09-22 2 Penn State (3-0) 1 Down 1 Big Ten
6 1997-09-22 3 Nebraska (3-0) 7 Up 4 Big 12 (North)
6 1997-09-22 4 Florida State (3-0) 5 Up 1 ACC
6 1997-09-22 5 North Carolina (3-0) 6 Up 1 ACC
6 1997-09-22 6 Michigan (2-0) 8 Up 2 Big Ten
6 1997-09-22 7 Ohio State (3-0) 9 Up 2 Big Ten
6 1997-09-22 8 Auburn (3-0) 12 Up 4 SEC (West)
6 1997-09-22 9 Tennessee (2-1) 4 Down 5 SEC (East)
6 1997-09-22 10 Washington (2-1) 2 Down 8 Pac-10
6 1997-09-22 11 Iowa (3-0) 13 Up 2 Big Ten
6 1997-09-22 12 Michigan State (3-0) 17 Up 5 Big Ten
6 1997-09-22 13 Louisiana State (2-1) 10 Down 3 SEC (West)
6 1997-09-22 14 Virginia Tech (3-0) 18 Up 4 Big East
6 1997-09-22 15 Washington State (3-0) 19 Up 4 Pac-10
6 1997-09-22 16 Colorado (1-1) 15 Down 1 Big 12 (North)
6 1997-09-22 17 Clemson (2-1) 16 Down 1 ACC
6 1997-09-22 18 Kansas State (2-0) 20 Up 2 Big 12 (North)
6 1997-09-22 19 Georgia (3-0) 25 Up 6 SEC (East)
6 1997-09-22 20 Stanford (2-1) 21 Up 1 Pac-10
6 1997-09-22 21 Alabama (2-1) 11 Down 10 SEC (West)
6 1997-09-22 22 Texas A&M (2-0) Up  Big 12 (South)
6 1997-09-22 23 Brigham Young (1-1) Up  WAC (Pacific)
6 1997-09-22 24 UCLA (1-2) 24 NC Pac-10
6 1997-09-22 25 Arizona State (2-1) 14 Down 11 Pac-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1997-09-29 1 Florida (4-0) 1 NC SEC (East)
7 1997-09-29 2 Penn State (3-0) 2 NC Big Ten
7 1997-09-29 3 Nebraska (3-0) 3 NC Big 12 (North)
7 1997-09-29 4 Florida State (3-0) 4 NC ACC
7 1997-09-29 5 North Carolina (4-0) 5 NC ACC
7 1997-09-29 6 Michigan (3-0) 6 NC Big Ten
7 1997-09-29 7 Ohio State (4-0) 7 NC Big Ten
7 1997-09-29 8 Auburn (4-0) 8 NC SEC (West)
7 1997-09-29 9 Tennessee (2-1) 9 NC SEC (East)
7 1997-09-29 10 Washington (2-1) 10 NC Pac-10
7 1997-09-29 11 Iowa (4-0) 11 NC Big Ten
7 1997-09-29 12 Michigan State (3-0) 12 NC Big Ten
7 1997-09-29 13 Louisiana State (3-1) 13 NC SEC (West)
7 1997-09-29 14 Virginia Tech (4-0) 14 NC Big East
7 1997-09-29 15 Washington State (4-0) 15 NC Pac-10
7 1997-09-29 16 Colorado (2-1) 16 NC Big 12 (North)
7 1997-09-29 17 Kansas State (3-0) 18 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
7 1997-09-29 18 Georgia (3-0) 19 Up 1 SEC (East)
7 1997-09-29 19 Stanford (3-1) 20 Up 1 Pac-10
7 1997-09-29 20 Alabama (3-1) 21 Up 1 SEC (West)
7 1997-09-29 21 Texas A&M (3-0) 22 Up 1 Big 12 (South)
7 1997-09-29 22 UCLA (2-2) 24 Up 2 Pac-10
7 1997-09-29 23 Air Force (5-0) Up  WAC (Mountain)
7 1997-09-29 24 Brigham Young (2-1) 23 Down 1 WAC (Pacific)
7 1997-09-29 25 Arizona State (3-1) 25 NC Pac-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1997-10-06 1 Florida (5-0) 1 NC SEC (East)
8 1997-10-06 2 Penn State (4-0) 2 NC Big Ten
8 1997-10-06 3 Nebraska (4-0) 3 NC Big 12 (North)
8 1997-10-06 4 Florida State (4-0) 4 NC ACC
8 1997-10-06 5 North Carolina (5-0) 5 NC ACC
8 1997-10-06 6 Michigan (4-0) 6 NC Big Ten
8 1997-10-06 7 Ohio State (5-0) 7 NC Big Ten
8 1997-10-06 8 Auburn (5-0) 8 NC SEC (West)
8 1997-10-06 9 Tennessee (3-1) 9 NC SEC (East)
8 1997-10-06 10 Washington (3-1) 10 NC Pac-10
8 1997-10-06 11 Michigan State (4-0) 12 Up 1 Big Ten
8 1997-10-06 12 Washington State (5-0) 15 Up 3 Pac-10
8 1997-10-06 13 Georgia (4-0) 18 Up 5 SEC (East)
8 1997-10-06 14 Louisiana State (4-1) 13 Down 1 SEC (West)
8 1997-10-06 15 Texas A&M (4-0) 21 Up 6 Big 12 (South)
8 1997-10-06 16 Stanford (4-1) 19 Up 3 Pac-10
8 1997-10-06 17 Iowa (4-1) 11 Down 6 Big Ten
8 1997-10-06 18 UCLA (3-2) 22 Up 4 Pac-10
8 1997-10-06 19 Air Force (6-0) 23 Up 4 WAC (Mountain)
8 1997-10-06 20 Oklahoma State (5-0) Up  Big 12 (South)
8 1997-10-06 21 Brigham Young (3-1) 24 Up 3 WAC (Pacific)
8 1997-10-06 22 Kansas State (3-1) 17 Down 5 Big 12 (North)
8 1997-10-06 23 Virginia Tech (4-1) 14 Down 9 Big East
8 1997-10-06 24 Colorado (2-2) 16 Down 8 Big 12 (North)
8 1997-10-06 25 Georgia Tech (3-1) Up  ACC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1997-10-13 1 Penn State (5-0) 2 Up 1 Big Ten
9 1997-10-13 2 Nebraska (5-0) 3 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
9 1997-10-13 3 Florida State (5-0) 4 Up 1 ACC
9 1997-10-13 4 North Carolina (6-0) 5 Up 1 ACC
9 1997-10-13 5 Michigan (5-0) 6 Up 1 Big Ten
9 1997-10-13 6 Auburn (6-0) 8 Up 2 SEC (West)
9 1997-10-13 7 Florida (5-1) 1 Down 6 SEC (East)
9 1997-10-13 8 Louisiana State (5-1) 14 Up 6 SEC (West)
9 1997-10-13 9 Tennessee (4-1) 9 NC SEC (East)
9 1997-10-13 10 Washington (4-1) 10 NC Pac-10
9 1997-10-13 11 Ohio State (5-1) 7 Down 4 Big Ten
9 1997-10-13 12 Michigan State (5-0) 11 Down 1 Big Ten
9 1997-10-13 13 Washington State (5-0) 12 Down 1 Pac-10
9 1997-10-13 14 Texas A&M (5-0) 15 Up 1 Big 12 (South)
9 1997-10-13 15 Iowa (4-1) 17 Up 2 Big Ten
9 1997-10-13 16 Oklahoma State (6-0) 20 Up 4 Big 12 (South)
9 1997-10-13 17 UCLA (4-2) 18 Up 1 Pac-10
9 1997-10-13 18 Air Force (7-0) 19 Up 1 WAC (Mountain)
9 1997-10-13 19 Georgia (4-1) 13 Down 6 SEC (East)
9 1997-10-13 20 Kansas State (4-1) 22 Up 2 Big 12 (North)
9 1997-10-13 21 Georgia Tech (4-1) 25 Up 4 ACC
9 1997-10-13 22 Virginia Tech (5-1) 23 Up 1 Big East
9 1997-10-13 23 West Virginia (5-1) Up  Big East
9 1997-10-13 24 Wisconsin (6-1) Up  Big Ten
9 1997-10-13 25 Stanford (4-2) 16 Down 9 Pac-10
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1997-10-20 1 Nebraska (6-0) 2 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
10 1997-10-20 2 Penn State (6-0) 1 Down 1 Big Ten
10 1997-10-20 3 Florida State (6-0) 3 NC ACC
10 1997-10-20 4 North Carolina (7-0) 4 NC ACC
10 1997-10-20 5 Michigan (6-0) 5 NC Big Ten
10 1997-10-20 6 Florida (6-1) 7 Up 1 SEC (East)
10 1997-10-20 7 Washington (5-1) 10 Up 3 Pac-10
10 1997-10-20 8 Tennessee (5-1) 9 Up 1 SEC (East)
10 1997-10-20 9 Ohio State (6-1) 11 Up 2 Big Ten
10 1997-10-20 10 Washington State (6-0) 13 Up 3 Pac-10
10 1997-10-20 11 Auburn (6-1) 6 Down 5 SEC (West)
10 1997-10-20 12 Oklahoma State (6-0) 16 Up 4 Big 12 (South)
10 1997-10-20 13 UCLA (5-2) 17 Up 4 Pac-10
10 1997-10-20 14 Kansas State (5-1) 20 Up 6 Big 12 (North)
10 1997-10-20 15 Michigan State (5-1) 12 Down 3 Big Ten
10 1997-10-20 16 Georgia (5-1) 19 Up 3 SEC (East)
10 1997-10-20 17 Louisiana State (5-2) 8 Down 9 SEC (West)
10 1997-10-20 18 Iowa (4-2) 15 Down 3 Big Ten
10 1997-10-20 19 Virginia Tech (5-1) 22 Up 3 Big East
10 1997-10-20 20 Texas A&M (5-1) 14 Down 6 Big 12 (South)
10 1997-10-20 21 West Virginia (5-1) 23 Up 2 Big East
10 1997-10-20 22 Purdue (5-1) Up  Big Ten
10 1997-10-20 23 Arizona State (5-2) Up  Pac-10
10 1997-10-20 24 Toledo (6-0) Up  MAC (West)
10 1997-10-20 25 Mississippi (4-2) Up  SEC (West)
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1997-10-27 1 Nebraska (7-0) 1 NC Big 12 (North)
11 1997-10-27 2 Penn State (6-0) 2 NC Big Ten
11 1997-10-27 3 Florida State (7-0) 3 NC ACC
11 1997-10-27 4 Michigan (7-0) 5 Up 1 Big Ten
11 1997-10-27 5 North Carolina (7-0) 4 Down 1 ACC
11 1997-10-27 6 Florida (6-1) 6 NC SEC (East)
11 1997-10-27 7 Washington (6-1) 7 NC Pac-10
11 1997-10-27 8 Tennessee (5-1) 8 NC SEC (East)
11 1997-10-27 9 Ohio State (7-1) 9 NC Big Ten
11 1997-10-27 10 Washington State (7-0) 10 NC Pac-10
11 1997-10-27 11 Auburn (7-1) 11 NC SEC (West)
11 1997-10-27 12 UCLA (6-2) 13 Up 1 Pac-10
11 1997-10-27 13 Kansas State (6-1) 14 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
11 1997-10-27 14 Georgia (6-1) 16 Up 2 SEC (East)
11 1997-10-27 15 Iowa (5-2) 18 Up 3 Big Ten
11 1997-10-27 16 Louisiana State (5-2) 17 Up 1 SEC (West)
11 1997-10-27 17 West Virginia (6-1) 21 Up 4 Big East
11 1997-10-27 18 Purdue (6-1) 22 Up 4 Big Ten
11 1997-10-27 19 Oklahoma State (6-1) 12 Down 7 Big 12 (South)
11 1997-10-27 20 Arizona State (5-2) 23 Up 3 Pac-10
11 1997-10-27 21 Michigan State (5-2) 15 Down 6 Big Ten
11 1997-10-27 22 Toledo (7-0) 24 Up 2 MAC (West)
11 1997-10-27 23 Virginia Tech (5-2) 19 Down 4 Big East
11 1997-10-27 24 Southern Mississippi (5-2) Up  CUSA
11 1997-10-27 25 Texas A&M (5-2) 20 Down 5 Big 12 (South)
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 1997-11-03 1 Nebraska (8-0) 1 NC Big 12 (North)
12 1997-11-03 2 Penn State (7-0) 2 NC Big Ten
12 1997-11-03 3 Florida State (8-0) 3 NC ACC
12 1997-11-03 4 Michigan (8-0) 4 NC Big Ten
12 1997-11-03 5 North Carolina (8-0) 5 NC ACC
12 1997-11-03 6 Washington (7-1) 7 Up 1 Pac-10
12 1997-11-03 7 Ohio State (8-1) 9 Up 2 Big Ten
12 1997-11-03 8 Tennessee (6-1) 8 NC SEC (East)
12 1997-11-03 9 Georgia (7-1) 14 Up 5 SEC (East)
12 1997-11-03 10 UCLA (7-2) 12 Up 2 Pac-10
12 1997-11-03 11 Kansas State (7-1) 13 Up 2 Big 12 (North)
12 1997-11-03 12 Iowa (6-2) 15 Up 3 Big Ten
12 1997-11-03 13 Florida (6-2) 6 Down 7 SEC (East)
12 1997-11-03 14 Louisiana State (6-2) 16 Up 2 SEC (West)
12 1997-11-03 15 Arizona State (6-2) 20 Up 5 Pac-10
12 1997-11-03 16 Washington State (7-1) 10 Down 6 Pac-10
12 1997-11-03 17 Auburn (7-2) 11 Down 6 SEC (West)
12 1997-11-03 18 Toledo (8-0) 22 Up 4 MAC (West)
12 1997-11-03 19 Mississippi State (6-2) Up  SEC (West)
12 1997-11-03 20 Virginia Tech (6-2) 23 Up 3 Big East
12 1997-11-03 21 Texas A&M (6-2) 25 Up 4 Big 12 (South)
12 1997-11-03 22 Syracuse (6-3) Up  Big East
12 1997-11-03 23 Purdue (6-2) 18 Down 5 Big Ten
12 1997-11-03 24 Southern Mississippi (6-2) 24 NC CUSA
12 1997-11-03 25 Oklahoma State (6-2) 19 Down 6 Big 12 (South)
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
13 1997-11-10 1 Michigan (9-0) 4 Up 3 Big Ten
13 1997-11-10 2 Florida State (9-0) 3 Up 1 ACC
13 1997-11-10 3 Nebraska (9-0) 1 Down 2 Big 12 (North)
13 1997-11-10 4 Ohio State (9-1) 7 Up 3 Big Ten
13 1997-11-10 5 Tennessee (7-1) 8 Up 3 SEC (East)
13 1997-11-10 6 Penn State (7-1) 2 Down 4 Big Ten
13 1997-11-10 7 Georgia (7-1) 9 Up 2 SEC (East)
13 1997-11-10 8 North Carolina (8-1) 5 Down 3 ACC
13 1997-11-10 9 UCLA (7-2) 10 Up 1 Pac-10
13 1997-11-10 10 Kansas State (8-1) 11 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
13 1997-11-10 11 Louisiana State (7-2) 14 Up 3 SEC (West)
13 1997-11-10 12 Florida (7-2) 13 Up 1 SEC (East)
13 1997-11-10 13 Washington (7-2) 6 Down 7 Pac-10
13 1997-11-10 14 Washington State (8-1) 16 Up 2 Pac-10
13 1997-11-10 15 Arizona State (7-2) 15 NC Pac-10
13 1997-11-10 16 Auburn (7-2) 17 Up 1 SEC (West)
13 1997-11-10 17 Mississippi State (6-2) 19 Up 2 SEC (West)
13 1997-11-10 18 Texas A&M (7-2) 21 Up 3 Big 12 (South)
13 1997-11-10 19 Virginia Tech (7-2) 20 Up 1 Big East
13 1997-11-10 19 Purdue (7-2) 23 Up 4 Big Ten
13 1997-11-10 21 Syracuse (7-3) 22 Up 1 Big East
13 1997-11-10 22 Iowa (6-3) 12 Down 10 Big Ten
13 1997-11-10 23 Wisconsin (8-2) Up  Big Ten
13 1997-11-10 24 Oklahoma State (7-2) 25 Up 1 Big 12 (South)
13 1997-11-10 25 Missouri (6-4) Up  Big 12 (North)
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
14 1997-11-17 1 Michigan (10-0) 1 NC Big Ten
14 1997-11-17 2 Florida State (10-0) 2 NC ACC
14 1997-11-17 3 Nebraska (10-0) 3 NC Big 12 (North)
14 1997-11-17 4 Ohio State (10-1) 4 NC Big Ten
14 1997-11-17 5 Tennessee (8-1) 5 NC SEC (East)
14 1997-11-17 6 Penn State (8-1) 6 NC Big Ten
14 1997-11-17 7 UCLA (8-2) 9 Up 2 Pac-10
14 1997-11-17 8 North Carolina (9-1) 8 NC ACC
14 1997-11-17 9 Kansas State (9-1) 10 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
14 1997-11-17 10 Florida (8-2) 12 Up 2 SEC (East)
14 1997-11-17 11 Washington State (9-1) 14 Up 3 Pac-10
14 1997-11-17 12 Arizona State (8-2) 15 Up 3 Pac-10
14 1997-11-17 13 Auburn (8-2) 16 Up 3 SEC (West)
14 1997-11-17 14 Georgia (7-2) 7 Down 7 SEC (East)
14 1997-11-17 15 Mississippi State (7-2) 17 Up 2 SEC (West)
14 1997-11-17 16 Texas A&M (8-2) 18 Up 2 Big 12 (South)
14 1997-11-17 17 Washington (7-3) 13 Down 4 Pac-10
14 1997-11-17 18 Syracuse (8-3) 21 Up 3 Big East
14 1997-11-17 19 Virginia Tech (7-2) 19 NC Big East
14 1997-11-17 20 Louisiana State (7-3) 11 Down 9 SEC (West)
14 1997-11-17 21 Missouri (7-4) 25 Up 4 Big 12 (North)
14 1997-11-17 22 West Virginia (7-2) Up  Big East
14 1997-11-17 23 Purdue (7-3) 19 Down 4 Big Ten
14 1997-11-17 24 Wisconsin (8-3) 23 Down 1 Big Ten
14 1997-11-17 25 Colorado State (8-2) Up  WAC (Mountain)
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
15 1997-11-24 1 Michigan (11-0) 1 NC Big Ten
15 1997-11-24 2 Nebraska (10-0) 3 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
15 1997-11-24 3 Tennessee (9-1) 5 Up 2 SEC (East)
15 1997-11-24 4 Penn State (9-1) 6 Up 2 Big Ten
15 1997-11-24 5 Florida State (10-1) 2 Down 3 ACC
15 1997-11-24 6 UCLA (9-2) 7 Up 1 Pac-10
15 1997-11-24 7 Florida (9-2) 10 Up 3 SEC (East)
15 1997-11-24 8 North Carolina (10-1) 8 NC ACC
15 1997-11-24 9 Ohio State (10-2) 4 Down 5 Big Ten
15 1997-11-24 10 Washington State (10-1) 11 Up 1 Pac-10
15 1997-11-24 11 Kansas State (10-1) 9 Down 2 Big 12 (North)
15 1997-11-24 12 Arizona State (8-2) 12 NC Pac-10
15 1997-11-24 13 Auburn (9-2) 13 NC SEC (West)
15 1997-11-24 14 Georgia (8-2) 14 NC SEC (East)
15 1997-11-24 15 Texas A&M (8-2) 16 Up 1 Big 12 (South)
15 1997-11-24 16 Syracuse (8-3) 18 Up 2 Big East
15 1997-11-24 17 Louisiana State (7-3) 20 Up 3 SEC (West)
15 1997-11-24 18 Purdue (8-3) 23 Up 5 Big Ten
15 1997-11-24 19 Missouri (7-4) 21 Up 2 Big 12 (North)
15 1997-11-24 20 Colorado State (9-2) 25 Up 5 WAC (Mountain)
15 1997-11-24 21 Washington (7-4) 17 Down 4 Pac-10
15 1997-11-24 22 Mississippi State (7-3) 15 Down 7 SEC (West)
15 1997-11-24 23 Southern Mississippi (8-3) Up  CUSA
15 1997-11-24 24 Air Force (10-2) Up  WAC (Mountain)
15 1997-11-24 25 Oklahoma State (8-3) Up  Big 12 (South)
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
16 1997-12-01 1 Michigan (11-0) 1 NC Big Ten
16 1997-12-01 2 Nebraska (11-0) 2 NC Big 12 (North)
16 1997-12-01 3 Tennessee (10-1) 3 NC SEC (East)
16 1997-12-01 4 Florida State (10-1) 5 Up 1 ACC
16 1997-12-01 5 UCLA (9-2) 6 Up 1 Pac-10
16 1997-12-01 6 Florida (9-2) 7 Up 1 SEC (East)
16 1997-12-01 7 North Carolina (10-1) 8 Up 1 ACC
16 1997-12-01 8 Washington State (10-1) 10 Up 2 Pac-10
16 1997-12-01 9 Ohio State (10-2) 9 NC Big Ten
16 1997-12-01 10 Kansas State (10-1) 11 Up 1 Big 12 (North)
16 1997-12-01 11 Auburn (9-2) 13 Up 2 SEC (West)
16 1997-12-01 12 Penn State (9-2) 4 Down 8 Big Ten
16 1997-12-01 13 Georgia (9-2) 14 Up 1 SEC (East)
16 1997-12-01 14 Texas A&M (9-2) 15 Up 1 Big 12 (South)
16 1997-12-01 15 Syracuse (9-3) 16 Up 1 Big East
16 1997-12-01 16 Louisiana State (8-3) 17 Up 1 SEC (West)
16 1997-12-01 17 Arizona State (8-3) 12 Down 5 Pac-10
16 1997-12-01 18 Purdue (8-3) 18 NC Big Ten
16 1997-12-01 19 Missouri (7-4) 19 NC Big 12 (North)
16 1997-12-01 20 Colorado State (9-2) 20 NC WAC (Mountain)
16 1997-12-01 21 Washington (7-4) 21 NC Pac-10
16 1997-12-01 22 Southern Mississippi (8-3) 23 Up 1 CUSA
16 1997-12-01 23 Air Force (10-2) 24 Up 1 WAC (Mountain)
16 1997-12-01 24 Oklahoma State (8-3) 25 Up 1 Big 12 (South)
16 1997-12-01 25 Michigan State (7-4) Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
17 1997-12-08 1 Michigan (11-0) 1 NC Big Ten
17 1997-12-08 2 Nebraska (12-0) 2 NC Big 12 (North)
17 1997-12-08 3 Tennessee (11-1) 3 NC SEC (East)
17 1997-12-08 4 Florida State (10-1) 4 NC ACC
17 1997-12-08 5 UCLA (9-2) 5 NC Pac-10
17 1997-12-08 6 Florida (9-2) 6 NC SEC (East)
17 1997-12-08 7 North Carolina (10-1) 7 NC ACC
17 1997-12-08 8 Washington State (10-1) 8 NC Pac-10
17 1997-12-08 9 Ohio State (10-2) 9 NC Big Ten
17 1997-12-08 10 Kansas State (10-1) 10 NC Big 12 (North)
17 1997-12-08 11 Penn State (9-2) 12 Up 1 Big Ten
17 1997-12-08 12 Georgia (9-2) 13 Up 1 SEC (East)
17 1997-12-08 13 Auburn (9-3) 11 Down 2 SEC (West)
17 1997-12-08 14 Syracuse (9-3) 15 Up 1 Big East
17 1997-12-08 15 Louisiana State (8-3) 16 Up 1 SEC (West)
17 1997-12-08 16 Arizona State (8-3) 17 Up 1 Pac-10
17 1997-12-08 17 Purdue (8-3) 18 Up 1 Big Ten
17 1997-12-08 18 Colorado State (10-2) 20 Up 2 WAC (Mountain)
17 1997-12-08 19 Missouri (7-4) 19 NC Big 12 (North)
17 1997-12-08 20 Texas A&M (9-3) 14 Down 6 Big 12 (South)
17 1997-12-08 21 Washington (7-4) 21 NC Pac-10
17 1997-12-08 22 Southern Mississippi (8-3) 22 NC CUSA
17 1997-12-08 23 Air Force (10-2) 23 NC WAC (Mountain)
17 1997-12-08 24 Oklahoma State (8-3) 24 NC Big 12 (South)
17 1997-12-08 25 Michigan State (7-4) 25 NC Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
18 Final 1 Michigan 1 NC Big Ten
18 Final 2 Nebraska 2 NC Big 12 (North)
18 Final 3 Florida State 4 Up 1 ACC
18 Final 4 Florida 6 Up 2 SEC (East)
18 Final 5 UCLA 5 NC Pac-10
18 Final 6 North Carolina 7 Up 1 ACC
18 Final 7 Tennessee 3 Down 4 SEC (East)
18 Final 8 Kansas State 10 Up 2 Big 12 (North)
18 Final 9 Washington State 8 Down 1 Pac-10
18 Final 10 Georgia 12 Up 2 SEC (East)
18 Final 11 Auburn 13 Up 2 SEC (West)
18 Final 12 Ohio State 9 Down 3 Big Ten
18 Final 13 Louisiana State 15 Up 2 SEC (West)
18 Final 14 Arizona State 16 Up 2 Pac-10
18 Final 15 Purdue 17 Up 2 Big Ten
18 Final 16 Penn State 11 Down 5 Big Ten
18 Final 17 Colorado State 18 Up 1 WAC (Mountain)
18 Final 18 Washington 21 Up 3 Pac-10
18 Final 19 Southern Mississippi 22 Up 3 CUSA
18 Final 20 Texas A&M 20 NC Big 12 (South)
18 Final 21 Syracuse 14 Down 7 Big East
18 Final 22 Mississippi Up  SEC (West)
18 Final 23 Missouri 19 Down 4 Big 12 (North)
18 Final 24 Oklahoma State 24 NC Big 12 (South)
18 Final 25 Georgia Tech Up  ACC