1962 NCAA University Division football rankings

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Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
Italics   Number of first place votes
(#-#-#)   Win-loss-tie record
т Tied with team above or below also with this symbol


AP poll[edit]

The AP Poll only ranked 10 teams between 1962-1967.

Preseason
Week 1
Sep 24
Week 2
Oct 1
Week 3
Oct 8
Week 4
Oct 15
Week 5
Oct 22
Week 6
Oct 29
Week 7
Nov 5
Week 8
Nov 12
Week 9
Nov 19
Week 10
Nov 26
Week 11 (Final)
Dec 3
1. Ohio State (41) Alabama (1–0) (14) Ohio State (1–0) (18) Alabama (3–0) (23) Texas (4–0) (21) Texas (5–0) (23) Northwestern (5–0) (34) Northwestern (6–0) (24) Alabama (8–0) (22) USC (8–0) (20) USC (9–0) (19) USC (10–0) (42) 1.
2. Texas (1) Ohio State (0–0) (19) Alabama (2–0) (19) Texas (3–0) (20) Alabama (4–0) (24) Alabama (5–0) (18) Alabama (6–0) (15) USC (6–0) (6) USC (7–0) (17) Mississippi (8–0) (15) Wisconsin (8–1) (9) Wisconsin (8–1) (5) 2.
3. Alabama (3) Texas (1–0) (3) Texas (2–0) (3) Penn State (3–0) (3) USC (3–0) Northwestern (4–0) (8) USC (5–0) (1) Alabama (7–0) (9) Mississippi (7–0) (3) Wisconsin (7–1) (7) Mississippi (8–0) (12) Mississippi (9–0) (2) 3.
4. Michigan State (2) Penn State (1–0) (3) Penn State (2–0) USC (3–0) (1) LSU (3–0–1) USC (4–0) (1) LSU (5–0–1) Mississippi (6–0) (9) Wisconsin (6–1) (8) Texas (8–0–1) (3) Texas (9–0–1) Texas (9–0–1) 4.
5. LSU LSU (1–0) Georgia Tech (2–0) Mississippi (3–0) (1) Mississippi (3–0) Wisconsin (4–0) (1) Texas (5–0–1) Texas (6–0–1) (1) Texas (7–0–1) Minnesota (6–1–1) (1) Alabama (8–1) Alabama (9–1) (1) 5.
6. Mississippi (2) Michigan State (0–0) USC (2–0) LSU (2–0–1) Ohio State (2–1) (2) LSU (4–0–1) Mississippi (5–0) (1) Arkansas (6–1) Missouri (7–0–1) Alabama (8–1) Arkansas (9–1) Arkansas (9–1) 6.
7. Purdue Mississippi (1–0) (1) Mississippi (2–0) Washington (2–0–1) Arkansas (4–0) (1) Mississippi (4–0) Michigan State (4–1) (1) Missouri (6–0–1) Arkansas (7–1) Arkansas (8–1) LSU (8–1–1) LSU (8–1–1) 7.
8. Duke Georgia Tech (1–0) Washington (1–0–1) Arkansas (3–0) (1) Northwestern (3–0) (3) Washington (4–0–1) Arkansas (5–1) Wisconsin (5–1) Minnesota (5–1–1) LSU (7–1–1) Oklahoma (7–2) Oklahoma (8–2) 8.
9. Penn State USC (1–0) Miami (FL) (2–0) Purdue (1–0–1) Washington (3–0–1) Arkansas (4–1) Washington (4–0–2) LSU (5–1–1) Northwestern (6–1) Penn State (8–1) Penn State (9–1) (3) Penn State (9–1) (2) 9.
10. Washington Missouri (1–0) Army (2–0) Ohio State (1–1) Wisconsin (3–0) Michigan State (3–1) Auburn (5–0) Minnesota (4–1–1) LSU (6–1–1) Oklahoma (6–2) Minnesota (6–2–1) Minnesota (6–2–1) 10.
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Preseason
Week 1
Sep 24
Week 2
Oct 1
Week 3
Oct 8
Week 4
Oct 15
Week 5
Oct 22
Week 6
Oct 29
Week 7
Nov 5
Week 8
Nov 12
Week 9
Nov 19
Week 10
Nov 26
Week 11 (Final)
Dec 3
Dropped:
Purdue
Duke
Washington
Dropped:
LSU
Michigan State
Missouri
Dropped:
Georgia Tech
Miami (FL)
Army
Dropped:
Penn State
Purdue
Dropped:
Ohio State
Dropped:
Wisconsin
Dropped:
Michigan State
Washington
Auburn
Dropped:
None
Dropped:
Missouri
Northwestern
Dropped:
None
Dropped:
None

[1]

Final Coaches' poll[edit]

Ranking Team
1 USC
2 Wisconsin
3 Mississippi
4 Texas
5 Alabama
6 Arkansas
7 Oklahoma
8 LSU
9 Penn State
10 Minnesota
11 Georgia Tech
12 Missouri
13 Ohio State
14 (t) Duke
14 (t) Washington
16 (t) Northwestern
16 (t) Oregon State
18 (t) Arizona State
18 (t) Illinois
18 (t) Miami (FL)

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