1967 NCAA University Division football rankings

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Two human polls comprised the 1967 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]

  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
  National Champion
(#–#)
  Win-loss 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 in late November, at the end of the 1967 regular season.[1] Two seasons earlier in 1965, it was released in January for the first time, after the bowl games, but not in 1966 or 1967. Since the 1968 season, the final AP Poll has been released in January; it ranked only the top ten teams from 1962 through 1967.

Preseason
Aug[2]
Week 1
Sep 18[3]
Week 2
Sep 25[4]
Week 3
Oct 2[5]
Week 4
Oct 9[6]
Week 5
Oct 16[7]
Week 6
Oct 23[8]
Week 7
Oct 30[9]
Week 8
Nov 6[10]
Week 9
Nov 13[11]
Week 10
Nov 20[12]
Week 11 (Final)
Nov 27[13]
1. Notre Dame (17) Notre Dame (0-0) (22) Notre Dame (1-0) (31) USC (3-0) (20) USC (4-0) (36) USC (5-0) (36) USC (6-0) (37) USC (7-0) (43) USC (8-0) (39) UCLA (7-0-1) (19) USC (9-1) (21) USC (9-1) (36) 1.
2. Alabama (11) Alabama (0-0) (7) USC (2-0) (4) Houston (3-0) (10) Purdue (3-0) (10) Purdue (4-0) (7) UCLA (6-0) UCLA (6-0) Tennessee (5-1) Tennessee (6-1) (13) Tennessee (7-1) (15) Tennessee (8-1) (11) 2.
3. Michigan State (1) Michigan State (0-0) (1) Houston (2-0) (6) UCLA (3-0) (6) Georgia (3-0) UCLA (5-0) Colorado (5-0) Tennessee (4-1) NC State (8-0) Purdue (7-1) (8) Purdue (8-1) (9) Oklahoma (8-1) 3.
4. Texas (2) USC (1-0) UCLA (2-0) Purdue (2-0) (9) UCLA (4-0) Colorado (4-0) Tennessee (3-1) NC State (7-0) UCLA (6-0-1) USC (8-1) (5) UCLA (7-1-1) Indiana (9-1) 4.
5. Miami (FL) Texas (0-0) (2) Georgia (1-0) Georgia (2-0) (1) Notre Dame (2-1) NC State (5-0) (1) NC State (6-0) Georgia (5-1) Purdue (6-1) (1) Indiana (8-0) (1) Oklahoma (7-1) (1) Notre Dame (8-2) (1) 5.
6. Georgia UCLA (1-0) (3) Colorado (2-0) Notre Dame (1-1) Colorado (3-0) Alabama (3-0-1) Georgia (4-1) Purdue (5-1) Indiana (7-0) Wyoming (9-0) Notre Dame (7-2) Wyoming (10-0) (1) 6.
7. USC (1) Georgia (0-0) Nebraska (1-0) Nebraska (2-0) Alabama (2-0-1) Tennessee (2-1) Purdue (4-1) Indiana (6-0) Wyoming (8-0) Oklahoma (6-1) Wyoming (10-0) (1) Oregon State (7-2-1) 7.
8. UCLA Miami (FL) (0-0) Texas (0-1) Colorado (2-0) Nebraska (3-0) Georgia (3-1) Wyoming (6-0) Wyoming (7-0) Oklahoma (5-1) Oregon State (6-2-1) (1) Oregon State (7-2-1) Alabama (7-1-1) 8.
9. Tennessee Colorado (1-0) Alabama (0-0-1) Alabama (1-0-1) NC State (4-0) (4) Houston (3-1) Houston (4-1) Colorado (5-1) Notre Dame (5-2) Notre Dame (6-2) Alabama (7-1-1) Purdue (8-2) 9.
10. Colorado Nebraska (1-0) (1) Purdue (1-0) Texas Tech (2-0) Houston (3-1) Wyoming (5-0) Indiana (5-0) Notre Dame (4-2) Houston (5-2) NC State (8-1) Houston (7-2) Penn State (8-2) 10.
Preseason
Aug[2]
Week 1
Sep 18[3]
Week 2
Sep 25[4]
Week 3
Oct 2[5]
Week 4
Oct 9[6]
Week 5
Oct 16[7]
Week 6
Oct 23[8]
Week 7
Oct 30[9]
Week 8
Nov 6[10]
Week 9
Nov 13[11]
Week 10
Nov 20[12]
Week 11 (Final)
Nov 27[13]
Dropped:
  • Tennessee
Dropped:
  • Miami (FL)
  • Michigan State
Dropped:
  • Texas
Dropped:
  • Texas Tech
Dropped:
  • Nebraska
  • Notre Dame
Dropped:
  • Alabama
Dropped:
  • Houston
Dropped:
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
Dropped:
  • Houston
Dropped:
  • Indiana
  • NC State
Dropped:
  • Houston
  • UCLA

Final Coaches' poll[edit]

The final UPI Coaches Poll was released prior to the bowl games, in late November.[14]
USC received 27 of the 34 first-place votes; Tennessee received six and Oklahoma one.[15]

Ranking Team
1 USC
2 Tennessee
3 Oklahoma
4 Notre Dame
5 Wyoming
6 Indiana
7 Alabama
8 Oregon State
9 Purdue
10 UCLA
11 Penn State
12 Syracuse
13 Colorado
14 Minnesota
15 Florida State
16 Miami (FL)
17 North Carolina State
18 Georgia
19 Houston
20 Arizona State

Source:[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schuyler, Ed, Jr. (November 28, 1967). "Trojans No. 1 in AP final voting of writers". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. p. 18. 
  2. ^ "1967 Preseason AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ "September 18, 1967 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ "September 25, 1967 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ "October 2, 1967 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ "October 9, 1967 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  7. ^ "October 16, 1967 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  8. ^ "October 23, 1967 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  9. ^ "October 30, 1967 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  10. ^ "November 6, 1967 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  11. ^ "November 13, 1967 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  12. ^ "November 20, 1967 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  13. ^ "1967 Final AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  14. ^ "USC becomes football's elite". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). UPI. November 28, 1967. p. 8. 
  15. ^ a b "UPI grid ratings". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). UPI. November 28, 1967. p. 18. 
  16. ^ http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~dwilson/rfsc/history/CoachPolls.txt