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1997 Standings

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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

112 Schools

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
1 Florida State ACC 11 1 .917 8 0 1.000 39.0 15.1 23.38 6.88 3 2 3
2 North Carolina ACC 11 1 .917 7 1 .875 29.0 12.2 16.46 2.04 7 4 6
3 Virginia ACC 7 4 .636 5 3 .625 25.2 22.0 6.79 4.33
4 Georgia Tech ACC 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 26.2 24.7 8.07 5.65 21 25
5 Clemson ACC 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 24.3 18.3 8.41 3.33 20 16
6 North Carolina State ACC 6 5 .545 3 5 .375 29.5 24.4 7.03 3.22
7 Wake Forest ACC 5 6 .455 3 5 .375 22.3 26.2 1.25 3.15
8 Maryland ACC 2 9 .182 1 7 .125 14.6 32.3 -8.19 5.17
9 Duke ACC 2 9 .182 0 8 .000 20.3 31.0 -4.68 5.05
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
10 Nebraska Big 12 (North) 13 0 1.000 8 0 1.000 46.7 16.5 22.30 2.53 6 1 2
11 Kansas State Big 12 (North) 11 1 .917 7 1 .875 34.8 14.8 15.43 -0.07 23 8 8
12 Missouri Big 12 (North) 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 32.7 30.6 4.97 1.88 19 23
13 Colorado Big 12 (North) 5 6 .455 3 5 .375 27.3 26.8 5.34 5.97 8 8
14 Kansas Big 12 (North) 5 6 .455 3 5 .375 16.1 25.4 -5.55 0.26 W-L-T adjusted to 6-5 by NCAA.
15 Iowa State Big 12 (North) 1 10 .091 1 7 .125 19.5 44.8 -12.28 4.53 W-L-T adjusted to 2-9 by NCAA.
16 Texas A&M Big 12 (South) 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 34.2 18.2 7.22 -1.40 14 20
17 Oklahoma State Big 12 (South) 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 29.3 19.4 4.86 -2.81 12 24
18 Texas Tech Big 12 (South) 6 5 .545 5 3 .625 22.3 19.7 3.05 0.96
19 Texas Big 12 (South) 4 7 .364 2 6 .250 25.7 33.3 -4.72 0.10 12 11
20 Oklahoma Big 12 (South) 4 8 .333 2 6 .250 19.3 31.6 -5.08 2.34
21 Baylor Big 12 (South) 2 9 .182 1 7 .125 18.2 34.1 -9.73 3.45
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
22 Syracuse Big East 9 4 .692 6 1 .857 33.9 17.4 6.34 -2.13 17 13 21
23 Virginia Tech Big East 7 5 .583 5 2 .714 27.0 18.9 1.04 -3.79 14
24 West Virginia Big East 7 5 .583 4 3 .571 30.0 23.8 1.62 -2.63 17
25 Pittsburgh Big East 6 6 .500 4 3 .571 27.8 29.5 -5.48 -3.57
26 Miami (FL) Big East 5 6 .455 3 4 .429 28.5 25.9 -1.22 -3.31 13 13
27 Boston College Big East 4 7 .364 3 4 .429 21.5 28.5 -8.28 -2.65
28 Temple Big East 3 8 .273 3 4 .429 19.3 33.7 -12.92 -2.46
29 Rutgers Big East 0 11 .000 0 7 .000 17.4 45.1 -22.06 -2.97
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
30 Michigan Big Ten 12 0 1.000 8 0 1.000 26.8 9.5 20.14 4.47 14 1 1
31 Ohio State Big Ten 10 3 .769 6 2 .750 30.3 13.1 17.41 4.18 9 4 12
32 Penn State Big Ten 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 30.5 21.2 10.31 2.40 1 1 16
33 Purdue Big Ten 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 33.0 22.3 8.49 1.07 15 15
34 Wisconsin Big Ten 8 5 .615 5 3 .625 22.4 23.5 1.66 1.58 24 23
35 Iowa Big Ten 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 34.3 13.3 8.77 -0.81 21 11
36 Michigan State Big Ten 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 28.5 19.8 9.47 4.05 25 11
37 Northwestern Big Ten 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 20.3 24.0 2.56 4.48 21
38 Minnesota Big Ten 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 19.8 27.8 -5.78 2.39
39 Indiana Big Ten 2 9 .182 1 7 .125 10.9 32.6 -7.23 5.41
40 Illinois Big Ten 0 11 .000 0 8 .000 10.8 33.5 -12.97 5.40
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
41 Utah State Big West 6 6 .500 4 1 .800 32.4 24.7 -2.37 -6.46
42 Nevada Big West 5 6 .455 4 1 .800 32.1 29.1 -3.07 -3.44
43 Boise State Big West 4 7 .364 3 2 .600 25.9 32.5 -12.80 -8.62
44 Idaho Big West 5 6 .455 2 3 .400 27.5 23.9 -10.89 -12.16
45 North Texas Big West 4 7 .364 2 3 .400 21.1 30.1 -13.68 -7.23
46 New Mexico State Big West 2 9 .182 0 5 .000 20.1 36.2 -22.01 -9.64
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
47 Southern Mississippi CUSA 9 3 .750 6 0 1.000 28.1 17.5 8.62 -0.38 19 19
48 Tulane CUSA 7 4 .636 5 1 .833 34.1 20.5 3.70 -3.85
49 East Carolina CUSA 5 6 .455 4 2 .667 19.5 27.1 -3.07 0.39
50 Cincinnati CUSA 8 4 .667 2 4 .333 26.8 21.0 1.41 -4.68
51 Memphis CUSA 4 7 .364 2 4 .333 19.8 22.1 -6.12 -3.39
52 Houston CUSA 3 8 .273 2 4 .333 19.6 37.3 -11.52 0.39
53 Louisville CUSA 1 10 .091 0 6 .000 22.3 37.0 -14.89 -1.25
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
54 Louisiana Tech Ind 9 2 .818 33.1 25.5 0.59 -6.96
55 Navy Ind 7 4 .636 36.2 19.0 2.27 -9.64
56 Notre Dame Ind 7 6 .538 21.7 20.4 6.62 5.31 11 11
57 Alabama-Birmingham Ind 5 6 .455 20.2 21.6 -11.48 -9.93
58 Central Florida Ind 5 6 .455 34.0 27.5 3.16 0.25
59 Louisiana-Monroe Ind 5 7 .417 18.8 26.6 -8.33 -3.08
60 Army Ind 4 7 .364 20.1 28.3 -12.52 -6.16
61 Arkansas State Ind 2 9 .182 18.2 35.8 -22.77 -9.77
62 Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 1 10 .091 16.0 50.3 -21.36 -3.26
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
63 Marshall MAC (East) 10 3 .769 7 1 .875 37.2 19.9 7.55 -6.22
64 Miami (OH) MAC (East) 8 3 .727 6 2 .750 37.5 20.5 7.51 -5.85
65 Ohio MAC (East) 8 3 .727 6 2 .750 27.4 16.1 1.50 -6.32
66 Bowling Green State MAC (East) 3 8 .273 3 5 .375 17.4 31.0 -9.26 0.02
67 Kent State MAC (East) 3 8 .273 3 5 .375 30.6 44.5 -16.15 -4.60
68 Akron MAC (East) 2 9 .182 2 7 .222 19.8 39.5 -13.11 -0.29
69 Toledo MAC (West) 9 3 .750 7 1 .875 29.7 22.3 2.28 -4.55 18
70 Western Michigan MAC (West) 8 3 .727 6 2 .750 27.4 24.1 -3.44 -7.81
71 Ball State MAC (West) 5 6 .455 4 4 .500 21.7 23.6 -7.74 -5.83
72 Eastern Michigan MAC (West) 4 7 .364 4 5 .444 29.9 32.0 -9.06 -5.15
73 Central Michigan MAC (West) 2 9 .182 1 7 .125 25.6 43.5 -16.29 -4.56
74 Northern Illinois MAC (West) 0 11 .000 0 8 .000 11.7 34.7 -19.37 -1.19
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
75 UCLA Pac-10 10 2 .833 7 1 .875 39.8 20.6 19.12 6.20 5 5
76 Washington State Pac-10 10 2 .833 7 1 .875 40.3 24.7 14.21 4.71 8 9
77 Arizona State Pac-10 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 27.0 17.5 12.43 3.85 12 14
78 Washington Pac-10 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 35.0 21.6 18.65 8.07 4 2 18
79 Arizona Pac-10 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 26.4 26.0 7.91 6.66
80 Southern California Pac-10 6 5 .545 4 4 .500 21.2 21.2 10.22 8.76 22 22
81 Oregon Pac-10 7 5 .583 3 5 .375 31.7 29.2 9.29 6.62
82 Stanford Pac-10 5 6 .455 3 5 .375 25.1 28.8 4.64 7.55 18 16
83 California Pac-10 3 8 .273 1 7 .125 26.8 30.8 1.24 6.15
84 Oregon State Pac-10 3 8 .273 0 8 .000 17.7 25.9 -3.58 5.15
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
85 Tennessee SEC (East) 11 2 .846 7 1 .875 32.9 22.0 20.87 10.56 5 3 7
86 Florida SEC (East) 10 2 .833 6 2 .750 35.8 17.1 21.07 8.90 2 1 4
87 Georgia SEC (East) 10 2 .833 6 2 .750 31.7 16.3 17.42 5.59 7 10
88 South Carolina SEC (East) 5 6 .455 3 5 .375 23.5 25.4 6.85 8.94
89 Kentucky SEC (East) 5 6 .455 2 6 .250 31.6 32.9 3.58 5.76
90 Vanderbilt SEC (East) 3 8 .273 0 8 .000 12.5 18.5 -1.07 4.75
91 Auburn SEC (West) 10 3 .769 6 2 .750 26.2 19.2 16.33 9.87 16 6 11
92 Louisiana State SEC (West) 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 31.1 15.7 14.18 4.76 10 8 13
93 Mississippi SEC (West) 8 4 .667 4 4 .500 22.3 20.0 11.83 8.25 22 22
94 Mississippi State SEC (West) 7 4 .636 4 4 .500 20.5 19.5 9.00 6.09 15
95 Alabama SEC (West) 4 7 .364 2 6 .250 22.4 22.5 5.55 6.82 15 11
96 Arkansas SEC (West) 4 7 .364 2 6 .250 16.5 25.8 2.60 8.87
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
97 Colorado State WAC (Mountain) 11 2 .846 7 1 .875 36.7 15.6 11.31 -2.85 17 17 W-L-T adjusted to 12-1 by NCAA.
98 Air Force WAC (Mountain) 10 3 .769 6 2 .750 21.5 14.6 2.85 -4.38 18
99 Rice WAC (Mountain) 7 4 .636 5 3 .625 27.8 25.9 -1.02 -3.57
100 Southern Methodist WAC (Mountain) 6 5 .545 5 3 .625 22.5 21.5 -0.33 -2.33
101 Wyoming WAC (Mountain) 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 24.8 17.5 2.06 -2.79 W-L-T adjusted to 8-5 by NCAA.
102 Nevada-Las Vegas WAC (Mountain) 3 8 .273 2 6 .250 25.5 30.2 -9.60 -3.69
103 Tulsa WAC (Mountain) 2 9 .182 2 6 .250 23.5 38.7 -12.69 -0.50
104 Texas Christian WAC (Mountain) 1 10 .091 1 7 .125 15.6 29.5 -16.04 -2.58
105 New Mexico WAC (Pacific) 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 31.1 21.1 1.92 -5.93
106 Utah WAC (Pacific) 6 5 .545 5 3 .625 23.0 18.2 -2.66 -4.66
107 Fresno State WAC (Pacific) 6 6 .500 5 3 .625 26.5 24.0 -1.27 -3.19
108 Brigham Young WAC (Pacific) 6 5 .545 4 4 .500 22.7 23.1 -1.95 -2.22 19 19
109 San Diego State WAC (Pacific) 5 7 .417 4 4 .500 21.4 27.8 -3.88 1.37
110 San Jose State WAC (Pacific) 4 7 .364 4 4 .500 20.5 35.2 -10.83 -1.65
111 Texas-El Paso WAC (Pacific) 4 7 .364 3 5 .375 14.7 28.3 -11.91 -3.91
112 Hawaii WAC (Pacific) 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 15.8 25.7 -10.44 -3.36