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
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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] This would be the last time that the final poll was conducted before bowl season.

The AP 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.GeorgiaUCLA (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.UCLAMiami (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.TennesseeColorado (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.ColoradoNebraska (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 Conference Bowl
1 USC Pac-8 Won Rose, 14–3
2 Tennessee SEC Lost Orange, 24–26
3 Oklahoma Big Eight Won Orange, 26–24
4 Notre Dame Independent none
5 Wyoming WAC Lost Sugar, 13–20
6 Indiana Big Ten Lost Rose, 3–14
7 Alabama SEC Lost Cotton, 16–20
8 Oregon State Pac-8 none
9 Purdue Big Ten
10 UCLA Pac-8
11 Penn State Independent Tied Gator, 17–17
12 Syracuse Independent none
13 Colorado Big Eight Won Bluebonnet, 31–21
14 Minnesota Big Ten none
15 Florida State Independent Tied Gator, 17–17
16 Miami (FL) Independent Lost Bluebonnet, 21–31
17 NC State ACC Won Liberty, 14–7
18 Georgia SEC Lost Liberty, 7–14
19 Houston Independent none
20 Arizona State WAC

Source:[15][16]

  • Prior to the 1975 season, the Big Ten and Pac-8 conferences allowed only one postseason participant each, for the Rose Bowl.
  • The Ivy League has prohibited its members from participating in postseason football since the league was officially formed in 1954.

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