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1998 Year Summary

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National Champion: Tennessee (AP, BCS, FWAA, NFF, USA-ESPN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Ricky Williams (Texas)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Phillip Fulmer (Tennessee)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Tennessee

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L Pct G W L Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Big 12 Conference 12 143 82 61 .573 7 3 4 .429 8.03 5.24 3 5 Texas A&M
2 Big Ten Conference 11 130 74 56 .569 5 5 0 1.000 6.74 4.37 5 5 Michigan
Ohio State
Wisconsin
3 Pacific-10 Conference 10 117 65 52 .556 5 1 4 .200 5.82 4.64 4 2 UCLA
4 Southeastern Conference 12 142 80 62 .563 8 4 4 .500 5.52 3.62 5 4 Tennessee
5 Atlantic Coast Conference 9 105 57 48 .543 5 2 3 .400 3.06 2.10 3 3 Florida State
Georgia Tech
6 Big East Conference 8 92 47 45 .511 4 2 2 .500 1.92 0.97 2 3 Syracuse
7 Conference USA 8 91 42 49 .462 3 1 2 .333 -2.58 -1.47 1 1 Tulane
8 Western Athletic Conference 16 188 87 101 .463 4 2 2 .500 -2.98 -1.73 1 1 Air Force
9 Independent 8 91 42 49 .462 1 0 1 .000 -6.32 -3.99 1 1
10 Big West Conference 6 67 30 37 .448 1 1 0 1.000 -8.88 -6.16 0 0 Idaho
11 Mid-American Conference 12 135 62 73 .459 1 1 0 1.000 -11.05 -8.86 0 0 Marshall

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Tennessee SEC 10 8 6 4 3 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ohio State Big Ten 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 7 5 5 3 2
Florida State ACC 2 2 11 10 9 8 6 6 5 6 5 5 4 4 2 3
Arizona Pac-10 24 21 16 16 14 10 16 14 13 10 9 8 7 6 5 4
Florida SEC 3 3 2 8 8 6 5 5 6 5 4 4 8 7 7 5
Wisconsin Big Ten 20 17 14 14 13 12 9 9 9 8 8 13 10 8 9 6
Tulane CUSA           25 24 22 19 15 14 12 11 9 10 7
UCLA Pac-10 7 6 4 3 4 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 6 8
Georgia Tech ACC             25 20 23 23 22 21 17 12 12 9
Kansas State Big 12 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 4 10
Texas A&M Big 12 14 18 17 17 18 18 10 8 8 7 6 6 6 10 8 11
Michigan Big Ten 5 13     25       22 22 15 11 15 15 15 12
Air Force WAC       23           25 23 20 18 17 16 13
Georgia SEC 19 15 12 13 12 7 13 11 11 19 17 14 12 19 19 14
Texas Big 12   23               20 18 25   20 20 15
Arkansas SEC         22 20 17 15 14 11 10 9 13 11 11 16
Penn State Big Ten 13 9 8 7 7 13 12 10 10 9 19 16 23 22 22 17
Virginia ACC 16 12 10 11 10 9 7 16 15 12 21 18 16 14 13 18
Nebraska Big 12 4 4 3 2 2 2 8 7 7 14 11 17 14 13 14 19
Miami (FL) Big East                 25 24 24 22 19   24 20
Missouri Big 12   25 21 25 23 21 20 19 18 18 13 19 24 24 23 21
Notre Dame Ind 22 10 23 23 23 22 18 18 16 13 12 10 9 16 17 22
Virginia Tech Big East       21 19 17 14 23 20 15 16 23 20 25   23
Purdue Big Ten                               24
Syracuse Big East 17 19 13 12 11 24 23 21 17 15   24 21 18 18 25
School Conf Pre 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Alabama SEC     24 22                        
Arizona State Pac-10 8 14                            
Auburn SEC 25                              
Colorado Big 12   16 15 15 15 14 19 17 24              
Colorado State WAC 15                              
Louisiana State SEC 9 7 7 6 6 11 21                  
Michigan State Big Ten 23                              
Mississippi State SEC     25         24         25 23 25  
North Carolina ACC 12                              
North Carolina State ACC     20     23                    
Oregon Pac-10   24 22 20 17 15 11 12 12 21 20 15 22 21 21  
Southern California Pac-10   22 18 18 21 19                    
Southern Mississippi CUSA 21                              
Texas Tech Big 12             22 25                
Washington Pac-10 18 11 9 9 20                      
West Virginia Big East 11 20 19 19 16 16 15 13 21              
Wyoming WAC                     25          

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Tim Couch (KY) 400
2. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 380
3. Drew Brees* (PUR) 361
4. Chris Redman (LOU) 309
5. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 297
6. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 296
7. Marc Bulger* (WV) 274
8. Shaun King* (TLN) 246
9. Tim Lester (WMI) 236
10. Todd Husak (STAN) 233

Pass Attempts

1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 569
2. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 559
3. Tim Couch (KY) 553
4. Chris Redman (LOU) 473
5. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 456
6. Todd Husak (STAN) 447
7. Marc Bulger* (WV) 419
8. Tim Lester (WMI) 406
9. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 402
10. Chris Wallace (TOL) 400

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 73.6
2. Tim Couch (KY) 72.3
3. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 68.0
4. Shaun King* (TLN) 67.2
5. Marc Bulger* (WV) 65.4
6. Chris Redman (LOU) 65.3
7. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 65.1
8. Drew Brees* (PUR) 63.4
9. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 62.5
10. Tom Brady (MI) 61.9

Passing Yards

1. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 4943
2. Tim Couch (KY) 4275
3. Chris Redman (LOU) 4042
4. Drew Brees* (PUR) 3983
5. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 3830
6. Akili Smith* (OR) 3763
7. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 3690
8. Marc Bulger* (WV) 3607
9. Shaun King* (TLN) 3508
10. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 3470

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Akili Smith* (OR) 10.1
2. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 9.7
3. Michael Bishop (KSST) 9.6
4. Shaun King* (TLN) 9.6
5. David Neill (NV) 9.4
6. Jarious Jackson* (NDAME) 9.3
7. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 9.2
8. Major Applewhite (TX) 9.0
9. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 8.8
10. Chris Weinke (FLST) 8.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Shaun King* (TLN) 10.9
2. Akili Smith* (OR) 10.9
3. Michael Bishop (KSST) 10.4
4. David Neill (NV) 10.0
5. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 9.8
6. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 9.7
7. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 9.4
8. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 9.4
9. Jarious Jackson* (NDAME) 9.2
10. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 9.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 46
2. Drew Brees* (PUR) 39
3. Shaun King* (TLN) 38
4. Tim Couch (KY) 36
5. Akili Smith* (OR) 32
6. Marc Bulger* (WV) 31
7. David Neill (NV) 29
  Chris Redman (LOU) 29
9. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 28
  Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 28

Passing Interceptions

1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 20
  Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 20
3. Brian Kuklick (WAKE) 17
  Graham Leigh (NM) 17
5. Mike McMahon (RUT) 16
  Tim Lester (WMI) 16
7. Chris Redman (LOU) 15
  Tim Couch (KY) 15
9. Paul Mencke (WAST) 14
  Matt Lytle (PITT) 14
  Gavin Hoffman (NWEST) 14
  Brandon Streeter (CLEM) 14

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Shaun King* (TLN) 178.7
2. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 170.2
3. Akili Smith* (OR) 167.3
4. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 164.8
5. David Neill (NV) 159.8
6. Michael Bishop (KSST) 158.9
7. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 158.9
8. Marc Bulger* (WV) 157.3
9. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 156.6
10. Tim Couch (KY) 153.3

Rush Attempts

1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 365
2. Ricky Williams (TX) 361
3. Mike Cloud (BC) 308
4. Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 306
5. Ron Dayne* (WI) 295
6. Darren Davis (IAST) 294
7. Eric Flowers (CMI) 292
8. Devin West (MO) 283
  Amos Zereoue* (WV) 283
10. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 278

Rushing Yards

1. Ricky Williams (TX) 2124
2. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1787
3. Mike Cloud (BC) 1726
4. Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 1582
5. Devin West (MO) 1578
6. Ron Dayne* (WI) 1525
7. Denvis Manns (NMST) 1469
8. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 1462
9. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 1416
10. James Johnson (MSST) 1383

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Reuben Droughns* (OR) 7.4
2. Trung Canidate (AZ) 7.3
3. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 6.7
4. James Jackson (MIAFL) 6.6
5. Joe Montgomery* (OHST) 6.5
6. Eric McCoo (PAST) 6.5
7. Antwoine Womack (VA) 6.3
8. Michael Wiley* (OHST) 6.2
9. Teofilo Riley (MEM) 6.2
10. Edward Mack (CFL) 6.2

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Ricky Williams (TX) 27
2. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 19
  Leroy Collins (LOU) 19
4. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 17
  Devin West (MO) 17
  Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 17
7. Joel Thomas (ID) 16
  Eric Flowers (CMI) 16
  Kelvin Eafon (AZ) 16
10. Blane Morgan (AF) 15
  Ron Dayne* (WI) 15
  Autry Denson* (NDAME) 15

Receptions

1. Troy Edwards (LATECH) 140
2. Dameane Douglas (CA) 100
3. Geoff Noisy (NV) 94
4. Arnold Jackson (LOU) 90
5. Siaha Burley (CFL) 88
  Torry Holt (NCST) 88
7. Craig Yeast (KY) 85
  David Boston* (OHST) 85
9. D'Wayne Bates (NWEST) 83
  Isaac Jones* (PUR) 83

Receiving Yards

1. Troy Edwards (LATECH) 1996
2. Torry Holt (NCST) 1604
3. David Boston* (OHST) 1435
4. Geoff Noisy (NV) 1405
5. Travis McGriff (FL) 1357
6. Craig Yeast (KY) 1311
7. Danny Farmer* (UCLA) 1274
8. D'Wayne Bates (NWEST) 1245
9. Peter Warrick (FLST) 1232
10. P.J. Franklin* (TLN) 1221

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Kevin Coffey (VA) 25.3
2. Anthony Lucas (AR) 23.3
3. Robert Kilow (ARST) 22.8
4. James Williams* (MARSH) 22.7
5. Darrius Malone (ALBIRM) 22.1
6. Danny Farmer* (UCLA) 22.0
7. Corey Alston (WMI) 21.9
8. Dez White (GATECH) 21.2
9. Tony Hartley* (OR) 21.1
10. Aaron Lockett (KSST) 21.1

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Troy Edwards (LATECH) 27
2. Craig Yeast (KY) 14
3. Ryan Shaw (NMST) 13
  Sherrod Gideon (SMS) 13
  David Boston* (OHST) 13
6. Peter Warrick (FLST) 12
  JaJuan Dawson* (TLN) 12
  Ibn Green (LOU) 12
9. Tai Streets (MI) 11
  Marty Booker (LAMON) 11
  Torry Holt (NCST) 11
  Rodney Smith (BOISE) 11
  P.J. Franklin* (TLN) 11
  Trevor Insley (NV) 11

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Ricky Williams (TX) 385
2. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 376
3. Mike Cloud (BC) 332
4. Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 324
5. Darren Davis (IAST) 323
6. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 306
7. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 304
8. Ron Dayne* (WI) 301
9. Sedrick Irvin (MIST) 300
10. Eric Flowers (CMI) 296

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Ricky Williams (TX) 2386
2. Troy Edwards (LATECH) 2223
3. Mike Cloud (BC) 1924
4. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1894
5. Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 1758
6. Torry Holt (NCST) 1706
7. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 1671
8. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 1656
9. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 1646
10. Devin West (MO) 1621

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Troy Edwards (LATECH) 30
2. Ricky Williams (TX) 28
3. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 20
  Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 20
5. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 19
  Leroy Collins (LOU) 19
7. Devin West (MO) 18
8. Shaun Alexander (AL) 17
9. Joel Thomas (ID) 16
  Kelvin Eafon (AZ) 16
  Eric Flowers (CMI) 16

Total Plays

1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 638
2. Tim Couch (KY) 617
3. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 602
4. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 543
5. Shaun King* (TLN) 522
6. Chris Redman (LOU) 513
7. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 511
8. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 500
9. Todd Husak (STAN) 495
10. Chris Wallace (TOL) 493

Total Yards

1. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 4865
2. Drew Brees* (PUR) 4176
3. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 4153
4. Tim Couch (KY) 4151
5. Shaun King* (TLN) 4149
6. Chris Redman (LOU) 4009
7. Akili Smith* (OR) 3947
8. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 3838
9. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 3652
10. Michael Bishop (KSST) 3592

Total Yards Per Play

1. Akili Smith* (OR) 8.7
2. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 8.5
3. David Neill (NV) 8.2
4. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 8.1
5. Shaun King* (TLN) 7.9
6. Chris Redman (LOU) 7.8
7. Marc Bulger* (WV) 7.8
8. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 7.6
9. Michael Bishop (KSST) 7.6
10. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 7.5

Total Touchdowns

1. Shaun King* (TLN) 49
2. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 47
3. Drew Brees* (PUR) 42
4. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 40
5. Michael Bishop (KSST) 37
  Tim Couch (KY) 37
7. Akili Smith* (OR) 36
8. Marc Bulger* (WV) 31
  Chris Redman (LOU) 31
  David Neill (NV) 31