1962 NCAA University Division football rankings

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Two human polls comprised the 1962 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football rankings. Unlike most sports, college football's governing body, the NCAA, does not bestow a national championship, instead that title is bestowed by one or more different polling agencies. There are two main weekly polls that begin in the preseason—the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll.

Legend[edit]

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

AP poll[edit]

The final AP Poll was released on December 4,[1] at the end of the 1962 regular season, weeks before the bowls. The poll ranked only the top ten teams from 1962 through 1967.

Preseason
Aug[2]
Week 1
Sep 24[3]
Week 2
Oct 1[4]
Week 3
Oct 8[5]
Week 4
Oct 15[6]
Week 5
Oct 22[7]
Week 6
Oct 29[8]
Week 7
Nov 5[9]
Week 8
Nov 12[10]
Week 9
Nov 19[11]
Week 10
Nov 26[12]
Week 11 (Final)
Dec 4[13]
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.
Preseason
Aug[2]
Week 1
Sep 24[3]
Week 2
Oct 1[4]
Week 3
Oct 8[5]
Week 4
Oct 15[6]
Week 5
Oct 22[7]
Week 6
Oct 29[8]
Week 7
Nov 5[9]
Week 8
Nov 12[10]
Week 9
Nov 19[11]
Week 10
Nov 26[12]
Week 11 (Final)
Dec 4[13]
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
None Dropped:
  • Missouri
  • Northwestern
None None

Final Coaches' poll[edit]

The final UPI Coaches Poll was released prior to the bowl games, on December 4.[14]
USC received 31 of the 35 first-place votes; Wisconsin received two, Mississippi one, and Texas one.

Ranking Team Conference Record Bowl
1 USC AAWU 11–0 Won Rose, 42–37
2 Wisconsin Big Ten 8–2 Lost Rose, 37–42
3 Mississippi SEC 10–0 Won Sugar, 17–13
4 Texas Southwest 9–1–1 Lost Cotton, 0–13
5 Alabama SEC 10–1 Won Orange, 17–0
6 Arkansas Southwest 9–1–1 Lost Sugar, 13–17
7 Oklahoma Big Eight 8–3 Lost Orange, 0–17
8 LSU SEC 9–1–1 Won Cotton, 13–0
9 Penn State Independent 9–2 Lost Gator, 7–17
10 Minnesota Big Ten 6–2–1 none
11 Georgia Tech SEC 7–3–1 Lost Bluebonnet, 10–14
12 Missouri Big Eight 8–1–2 Won Bluebonnet, 14–10
13 Ohio State Big Ten 6–3 none
14 Duke ACC 8–2 none
Washington AAWU 7–1–2 none
16 Northwestern Big Ten 7–2 none
Oregon State Independent 9–2 Won Liberty, 6–0
18 Arizona State WAC 7–2–1 none
Illinois Big Ten 2–7 none
Miami (FL) Independent 8–3 Won Gotham, 36–34

Source:[14][15]

  • Prior to the 1975 season, the Big Ten and AAWU (later Pac-8) conferences allowed only one postseason participant each, for the Rose Bowl.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California rated as national grid champion". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. (Florida). Associated Press. December 5, 1962. p. 14. 
  2. ^ "1962 Preseason AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ "September 24, 1962 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ "October 1, 1962 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ "October 8, 1962 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ "October 15, 1962 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  7. ^ "October 22, 1962 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  8. ^ "October 29, 1962 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  9. ^ "November 5, 1962 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  10. ^ "November 12, 1962 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  11. ^ "November 19, 1962 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  12. ^ "November 26, 1962 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  13. ^ "1962 Final AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "Trojans voted No. 1 in runaway". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). December 4, 1962. p. 2. 
  15. ^ http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~dwilson/rfsc/history/CoachPolls.txt