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2003 Year Summary

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National Champions: Louisiana State (BCS, NFF, USA-ESPN), Southern California (AP, FWAA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Jason White (Oklahoma)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Nick Saban (Louisiana State)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Southern California

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 Southeastern Conference 12 154 86 68 .558 7 5 2 .714 7.10 4.54 4 5 Louisiana State
2 Atlantic Coast Conference 9 114 63 51 .553 6 5 1 .833 7.04 4.75 4 3 Florida State
3 Big Ten Conference 11 140 77 63 .550 8 3 5 .375 5.83 3.91 4 5 Michigan
4 Big 12 Conference 12 155 88 67 .568 8 2 6 .250 5.29 2.88 4 4 Kansas State
5 Pacific-10 Conference 10 126 69 57 .548 6 4 2 .667 5.07 3.63 3 2 Southern California
6 Big East Conference 8 101 55 46 .545 5 2 3 .400 4.02 1.53 3 1 Miami (FL)
West Virginia
7 Mountain West Conference 8 98 52 46 .531 3 1 2 .333 1.21 0.07 1 1 Utah
8 Independent 4 49 28 21 .571 1 0 1 .000 -0.51 -2.00 1 0
9 Conference USA 11 137 68 69 .496 5 1 4 .200 -5.08 -3.96 1 1 Southern Mississippi
10 Western Athletic Conference 10 127 60 67 .472 4 3 1 .750 -6.09 -4.19 0 1 Boise State
11 Mid-American Conference 14 172 83 89 .483 2 2 0 1.000 -6.42 -4.84 0 2 Miami (OH)
12 Sun Belt Conference 8 97 32 65 .330 1 0 1 .000 -11.51 -5.83 0 0 North Texas

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/1 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
Southern California Pac-10 8 4 4 4 3 10 9 5 5 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
Louisiana State SEC 14 13 12 11 7 6 6 10 9 7 4 3 3 3 3 2 2
Oklahoma Big 12 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3
Ohio State Big Ten 2 2 3 5 4 3 3 8 8 8 7 4 4 8 8 7 4
Miami (FL) Big East 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 14 13 10 10 10 5
Michigan Big Ten 4 5 5 3 11 9 20 17 13 11 8 5 5 4 4 4 6
Georgia SEC 11 8 8 7 12 11 8 4 4 4 9 7 6 5 5 11 7
Iowa Big Ten     23 18 13 23 14 9 16 13 10 20 17 13 12 13 8
Washington State Pac-10       24 21 14 12 6 6 6 12 8 8 16 15 15 9
Miami (OH) MAC                       23 18 15 14 14 10
Florida State ACC 13 11 10 10 6 5 5 7 6 5 3 13 11 9 9 9 11
Texas Big 12 5 6 6 13 14 13 11 20 19 16 11 6 7 6 6 5 12
Mississippi SEC                   20 20 17 15 17 17 16 13
Kansas State Big 12 7 7 7 6 16 16 22           19 14 13 8 14
Tennessee SEC 12 12 13 12 8 7 13 21 22 19 18 9 9 7 7 6 15
Boise State WAC                       24 20 18 18 18 16
Maryland ACC 15                           24 23 17
Purdue Big Ten 19 16   25 22 22 18 13 10 18 16 11 16 12 11 12 18
Nebraska Big 12   23 18 15 15 12 10 18 14 12 19 18 23 25 23 22 19
Minnesota Big Ten         24 21 17 25   24 24 19     25 24 20
Utah MWC                 24             25 21
Clemson ACC                                 22
Bowling Green State MAC                 23 17 15 25 22 22 20   23
Florida SEC   21 19 17 25 24     25 23 17 15 13 11 16 17 24
Texas Christian CUSA 25 25 22 20 19 20 18 16 15 15 13 10 10 19 19 19 25
School Conf Pre 9/1 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       21                          
Arizona State Pac-10 22 20 16 16                          
Arkansas SEC       14 9 8 7 11 21                
Auburn SEC 6 17           19 17                
Colorado Big 12   24 17                            
Colorado State MWC 23                                
Michigan State Big Ten           25 21 15 11 9 14 21          
Missouri Big 12       23 23     24   21 22            
North Carolina State ACC 16 14 24                            
Northern Illinois MAC         20 17 16 12 12 21 23 21          
Notre Dame Ind 20 19 15                            
Oklahoma State Big 12 24             23 18 14 21   24 23 22 21  
Oregon Pac-10       22 10 19                      
Oregon State Pac-10             24 22                  
Pittsburgh Big East 10 10 11 9 17 15 15     25 25 16 21 20      
South Carolina SEC     25                            
Virginia ACC 18 15         25                    
Virginia Tech Big East 9 9 9 8 5 4 4 3 3 10 5 12 12 21      
Wake Forest ACC     20                            
Washington Pac-10 17 22 21 19 18 18                      
West Virginia Big East                         25 24 21 20  
Wisconsin Big Ten 21 18 14       23 14 20                

Year Leaders

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Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ryan Dinwiddie* (Boise State) 10.5
2. Asad Abdul-Khaliq* (Minnesota) 10.1
3. Philip Rivers* (North Carolina State) 10.1
4. Matt Leinart* (Southern California) 9.7
5. Ben Roethlisberger* (Miami (OH)) 9.6
6. Bill Whittemore* (Kansas) 9.4
7. Kevin Kolb* (Houston) 9.3
  Kelvin Kolb* (Houston) 9.3
9. Jason White* (Oklahoma) 9.3
10. Chance Mock* (Texas) 9.3

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Lawrence Bady* (Boise State) 25.0
2. Dwight Counter* (New Mexico) 25.0
3. Chris Henry* (West Virginia) 24.5
4. Mike Hass* (Oregon State) 23.0
5. Brandon Middleton* (Houston) 22.7
6. Johnny Quinn (North Texas) 21.8
7. Roddy White (Alabama-Birmingham) 21.6
8. Jared Ellerson* (Minnesota) 20.7
9. Scott Mayle (Ohio) 20.6
10. Craphonso Thorpe* (Florida State) 19.5

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Deandra Cobb* (Michigan State) 3
2. Maurice Drew* (UCLA) 2
  Robert Quiroga (Baylor) 2