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2004 Year Summary

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Matt Leinart (Southern California)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Urban Meyer (Utah)

AP Preseason #1: Southern California ▪ 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 Pacific-10 Conference 10 116 63 53 .543 5 3 2 .600 9.17 7.36 3 3 Southern California
2 Atlantic Coast Conference 11 128 71 57 .555 6 3 3 .500 7.27 4.83 5 4 Virginia Tech
3 Big 12 Conference 12 141 81 60 .574 7 4 3 .571 7.02 4.69 4 3 Oklahoma
4 Big Ten Conference 11 129 71 58 .550 6 3 3 .500 5.55 3.39 6 4 Iowa
Michigan
5 Southeastern Conference 12 140 77 63 .550 6 3 3 .500 4.85 2.80 5 4 Auburn
6 Mountain West Conference 8 91 46 45 .505 3 2 1 .667 2.70 2.40 1 1 Utah
7 Big East Conference 7 82 45 37 .549 5 2 3 .400 -0.75 -1.73 1 2 Boston College
Pittsburgh
Syracuse
West Virginia
8 Western Athletic Conference 10 118 59 59 .500 4 2 2 .500 -2.24 -1.73 0 2 Boise State
9 Conference USA 11 126 61 65 .484 5 3 2 .600 -2.89 -1.73 0 1 Louisville
10 Independent 3 35 19 16 .543 2 1 1 .500 -4.74 -4.10 0 1
11 Mid-American Conference 14 161 69 92 .429 5 2 3 .400 -10.32 -7.60 0 0 Toledo
12 Sun Belt Conference 11 124 54 70 .435 2 0 2 .000 -11.57 -7.86 0 0 North Texas

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 Final
Southern California Pac-10 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Auburn SEC 17 18 14 9 8 6 4 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2
Oklahoma Big 12 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Utah MWC 20 17 15 14 14 11 11 9 9 7 7 5 5 5 5 4
Texas Big 12 7 7 6 5 5 5 9 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 5
Louisville CUSA     24 24 22 20 18 15 14 14 12 8 7 7 7 6
Georgia SEC 3 3 3 3 3 3 12 10 10 8 8 11 8 8 8 7
Iowa Big Ten 19 16 16         25 23 20 19 17 12 12 11 8
California Pac-10 12 12 10 10 10 7 8 7 7 4 5 4 4 4 4 9
Virginia Tech ACC               23 22 18 16 15 11 10 9 10
Miami (FL) ACC 6 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 11 18 12 9 9 14 11
Boise State WAC     23 21 23 21 21 19 18 16 14 13 10 11 10 12
Tennessee SEC 14 14 13 11 10 17 13 11 11 9 15 15 15 15 15 13
Michigan Big Ten 8 8 17 18 19 14 14 13 12 10 9 7 13 14 13 14
Florida State ACC 5 4 8 8 9 8 7 5 5 13 11 10 19 16 17 15
Louisiana State SEC 4 6 5 13 13 24 20 18 19 17 17 14 14 13 12 16
Wisconsin Big Ten 21 21 20 20 20 15 10 6 6 5 4 9 20 17 16 17
Texas Tech Big 12                           24 23 18
Arizona State Pac-10       22 21 19 15 21 20 23 20 20 18 21 21 19
Ohio State Big Ten 9 9 9 7 7 18 25             25 24 20
Boston College Big East                 25 24 21 19 17 23 25 21
Fresno State WAC     19 17 17                     22
Virginia ACC 16 15 12 12 12 10 6 14 13 12 10 18 16 18 18 23
Navy Ind                               24
Pittsburgh Big East                           19 19 25
School Conf Pre 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 Final
Bowling Green State MAC                       25        
Clemson ACC 15 20                            
Florida SEC 11 11 11 16 16 12 22 20         25 20 20  
Kansas State Big 12 13 13                            
Maryland ACC 22 23 21 23 24 23                    
Memphis CUSA     25                          
Minnesota Big Ten 25 22 22 19 18 13 19   24              
Missouri Big 12 18 19                            
Notre Dame Ind               24     24          
Oklahoma State Big 12       25 25 22 16 22 20 19 25 23 23      
Oregon Pac-10 23 24                            
Purdue Big Ten 24 25 18 15 15 9 5 12 17              
South Carolina SEC           25                    
Southern Mississippi CUSA             24   25 21            
Texas A&M Big 12             23 17 16 22 22 22 22 22 22  
Texas-El Paso WAC                   25 23 24 24      
West Virginia Big East 10 10 7 6 6 16 17 15 15 15 13 21 21      

Year Leaders

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Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Stefan Lefors* (Louisville) 11.1
2. Alex Smith* (Utah) 10.8
3. Jason Campbell* (Auburn) 10.3
4. Omar Jacobs* (Bowling Green State) 10.0
5. Bruce Gradkowski* (Toledo) 9.3
6. David Greene* (Georgia) 9.1
7. Darrell Hackney* (Alabama-Birmingham) 9.0
8. Matt Leinart* (Southern California) 9.0
9. Jason White* (Oklahoma) 9.0
10. Kyle Orton* (Purdue) 9.0

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Stefan Lefors* (Louisville) 181.7
2. Alex Smith* (Utah) 176.5
3. Jason Campbell* (Auburn) 172.9
4. Omar Jacobs* (Bowling Green State) 167.2
5. Bruce Gradkowski* (Toledo) 162.6
6. Jason White* (Oklahoma) 159.4
7. Matt Leinart* (Southern California) 156.5
8. Aaron Rodgers* (California) 154.3
9. Rasheed Marshall* (West Virginia) 153.6
10. Lester Ricard (Tulane) 152.5

Field Goal Percentage

1. Arthur Carmody* (Louisville) 80.0
2. Mark Myers (Florida Atlantic) 71.4
3. David Rayner (Michigan State) 71.0

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Kyle Turano* (Ohio State) 42.8
2. Michael Wafzig* (Miami (OH)) 42.4
3. Blake Ferguson* (Oklahoma) 42.0
4. Mike Brown (Florida Atlantic) 41.9
5. Tony Mikulec (Central Michigan) 37.5

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Anthony Jackson (Florida Atlantic) 24.8
2. Ellis Hobbs III* (Iowa State) 24.0
3. Greg Heaggans (Kansas) 23.9
  Gary Heaggans (Kansas) 23.9
5. Adam Jones* (West Virginia) 23.4
6. Emmanuel Spann* (Marshall) 13.5

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Ashlan Davis (Tulsa) 5
2. Justin Miller (Clemson) 2