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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 Completion Percentage

1. Daunte Culpepper (Central Florida) 73.6
2. Tim Couch (Kentucky) 72.3
3. Tim Rattay (Louisiana Tech) 68.0
4. Shaun King* (Tulane) 67.2
5. Marc Bulger* (West Virginia) 65.4
6. Chris Redman (Louisville) 65.3
7. Chad Pennington* (Marshall) 65.1
8. Drew Brees* (Purdue) 63.4
9. Donovan McNabb (Syracuse) 62.5
10. Tom Brady (Michigan) 61.9

Passing Yards

1. Tim Rattay (Louisiana Tech) 4943
2. Tim Couch (Kentucky) 4275
3. Chris Redman (Louisville) 4042
4. Drew Brees* (Purdue) 3983
5. Chad Pennington* (Marshall) 3830
6. Akili Smith* (Oregon) 3763
7. Daunte Culpepper (Central Florida) 3690
8. Marc Bulger* (West Virginia) 3607
9. Shaun King* (Tulane) 3508
10. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 3470

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Shaun King* (Tulane) 10.9
2. Akili Smith* (Oregon) 10.9
3. Michael Bishop (Kansas State) 10.4
4. David Neill (Nevada) 10.0
5. Daunte Culpepper (Central Florida) 9.8
6. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 9.7
7. Tim Rattay (Louisiana Tech) 9.4
8. Donovan McNabb (Syracuse) 9.4
9. Jarious Jackson* (Notre Dame) 9.2
10. Joe Germaine* (Ohio State) 9.2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Shaun King* (Tulane) 178.7
2. Daunte Culpepper (Central Florida) 170.2
3. Akili Smith* (Oregon) 167.3
4. Tim Rattay (Louisiana Tech) 164.8
5. David Neill (Nevada) 159.8
6. Michael Bishop (Kansas State) 158.9
7. Donovan McNabb (Syracuse) 158.9
8. Marc Bulger* (West Virginia) 157.3
9. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 156.6
10. Tim Couch (Kentucky) 153.3

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Kevin Coffey (Virginia) 25.3
2. Anthony Lucas (Arkansas) 23.3
3. Robert Kilow (Arkansas State) 22.8
4. James Williams* (Marshall) 22.7
5. Darrius Malone (Alabama-Birmingham) 22.1
6. Danny Farmer* (UCLA) 22.0
7. Corey Alston (Western Michigan) 21.9
8. Dez White (Georgia Tech) 21.2
9. Tony Hartley* (Oregon) 21.1
10. Aaron Lockett (Kansas State) 21.1

Total Yards

1. Tim Rattay (Louisiana Tech) 4865
2. Drew Brees* (Purdue) 4176
3. Daunte Culpepper (Central Florida) 4153
4. Tim Couch (Kentucky) 4151
5. Shaun King* (Tulane) 4149
6. Chris Redman (Louisville) 4009
7. Akili Smith* (Oregon) 3947
8. Chad Pennington* (Marshall) 3838
9. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 3652
10. Michael Bishop (Kansas State) 3592