1969 NCAA College Division football rankings

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The 1969 NCAA College Division football rankings are from the United Press International poll of College Division head coaches and from the Associated Press. The 1969 NCAA College Division football season was the 12th year UPI published a Coaches Poll in what was termed the "Small College" division. It was the tenth year for the AP version of the Small College poll.

Legend[edit]

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Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

The AP poll[edit]

Week 1
Sept 25[1]
Week 2
Oct 2[2]
Week 3
Oct 9[3]
Week 4
Oct 16[4]
Week 5
Oct 23[5]
Week 6
Oct 30[6]
Week 7
Nov 6[7]
Week 8
Nov 13[8]
Week 9
Nov 20[9]
Week 10
Nov 27[10]
1.North Dakota State (4)North Dakota State (3–0) (7)North Dakota State (4–0) (7)North Dakota State (5–0) (6)North Dakota State (6–0) (9)North Dakota State (7–0) (5)North Dakota State (8–0) (10)North Dakota State (9–0) (11)North Dakota State (9–0) (10)North Dakota State (9–0) (10)1.
2.IUP (1)IUP (2–0) (1)IUP (3–0) (2)IUP (4–0) (3)Montana (6–0) (1)Alcorn A&M (5–0)Montana (8–0) (1)Montana (9–0) (1)Montana (9–0)Montana (10–0) (1)2.
3.Grambling StateGrambling State (1–1)Texas A&I (3–0) (1)Texas A&I (4–0) (1)Texas A&I (5–0) (1)Montana (7–0) (2)Delaware (6–1)Delaware (7–1)Akron (9–1) (1)Akron (9–1) (1)3.
4.Northern ArizonaTexas A&I (2–0) (3)Montana (3–0)Montana (5–0) (1)Alcorn A&M (4–0)Texas A&I (6–0)Arkansas State (5–1)Akron (8–1) (1)Louisiana Tech (7–1)Louisiana Tech (8–1)4.
5.Arkansas StateLenoir–Rhyne (2–0) (1)Grambling State (2–1)Alcorn A&M (3–0) (1)IUP (5–0) (1)Louisiana Tech (5–0) (2)Akron (7–1) (1)New Mexico Highlands (7–0–1) (1)Alcorn A&M (7–0–1)Colorado State College (10–0) (1)5.
6.Weber StateAlcorn A&M (2–1) (2)Delaware (2–1)Delaware (3–1)Sacramento StateSacramento StateAlcorn A&M (5–0–1)Alcorn A&M (6–0–1)New Mexico Highlands (8–0–1)New Mexico Highlands (8–0–1)6.
7.Akron (2)Weber State (2–1)Sacramento State (2–1)Akron (4–1) (1)East Tennessee State (6–0)Delaware (5–1)New Mexico Highlands (6–0–1)Louisiana Tech (6–1)Colorado State College (9–0) (1)Arkansas State (7–1–1)7.
8.DelawareNorthern Arizona (2–1)Lenoir–Rhyne (3–1)Sacramento State (3–1)Delaware (4–1)Akron (6–1) (1)Louisiana Tech (5–1)Arkansas State (6–1–1)Tampa (6–2–1)Alcorn A&M (7–0–1)8.
9.Texas A&IMontana (3–0)Alcorn A&M (2–0)Lenoir–Rhyne (4–1) (2)Akron (5–1) (1)New Mexico Highlands (5–0–1)Texas A&I (6–1) (1) тNorthern Arizona (8–1)Arkansas State (6–1–1)Tampa (7–2–1)9.
10.Tennessee StateNorthwestern State (2–1)Akron (3–1) (1)East Tennessee State (5–0)Abilene Christian (5–0)Humboldt State (6–0)Wittenberg тTexas A&I (7–1) (1)Sacramento State (7–2)Delaware (8–2)10.
11.Northwestern State (1) [note 1]Sacramento State (1–1)Northern Arizona (3–1)Florida A&M (3–0)Lenoir–Rhyne (5–0)Arkansas State (4–1) (1)Abilene Christian (6–1)Tampa (6–1)Wittenberg (8–0)Texas A&I (9–1) (1)11.
12.Sacramento StateDelaware (1–1)Central Missouri State (3–0)Abilene Christian (4–0)Louisiana Tech (0)East Tennessee State (6–0–1)Northern Arizona (7–1)Sacramento StateTexas A&I (8–1) (1)Sacramento State (8–2)12.
13.Florida A&MFlorida A&M (0–0)Florida A&M (1–0)Northern Arizona (4–1)Florida A&M (3–0)Troy State (6–0–1)East Tennessee State (6–0–1)Abilene Christian (7–1)Western Carolina (9–0) (1)Wittenberg (9–0)13.
14.South DakotaNorthern Michigan (1–1)Arkansas State (2–1)New Mexico Highlands (3–0–1)New Mexico Highlands (4–0–1)Northern ArizonaWestern Carolina (7–0) (1)Western Carolina (8–0) (2)Delaware (7–2)Colorado College (7–2)14.
15.Troy StateMorehead State (2–0)Weber State (2–2)Wilkes (3–0)Indiana StateWittenbergColorado State College (7–0)Colorado State College (8–0)St. Olaf (8–1)Northern Arizona (7–3)15.
16.New Mexico HighlandsArkansas State (2–1)Humboldt State (3–0)Arkansas State (2–1)Colorado State College (5–0)Abilene Christian (5–1)Sacramento StateIUP (7–0–1)IUP (8–1)Florida A&M (6–1)16.
17.Montana StateTroy State (2–0–1)Wilkes (2–0)Louisiana TechNorthern ArizonaWestern Carolina (6–0) (1)Humboldt State (6–1)East Tennessee State (7–0–1)Western Illinois (8–2) (1)Concordia (MN) (9–0)17.
18.Morehead StateNew Mexico Highlands (1–0–1) тNew Mexico Highlands (2–0–1)Central Michigan (4–1)WittenbergTennessee StateIUP (6–1)WittenbergFlorida A&M (5–1)IUP (8–1)18.
19.Lenoir–RhyneAkron (2–1) тFairmont State (4–0) [note 2]Fairmont State (5–0) (1)Humboldt State (5–0)IUP (5–1)Tampa (6–1)Western Illinois (1)Colorado College (6–2)St. Olaf (8–1)19.
20.WilkesWilkes (1–0)Wittenberg (2–0)Idaho State (4–0)Troy State (5–0–1)Colorado State College (6–0)Indiana StateIndiana StateNorthern Arizona (7–3)East Tennessee State (9–0–1)20.
Week 1
Sept 25[1]
Week 2
Oct 2[2]
Week 3
Oct 9[3]
Week 4
Oct 16[4]
Week 5
Oct 23[5]
Week 6
Oct 30[6]
Week 7
Nov 6[7]
Week 8
Nov 13[8]
Week 9
Nov 20[9]
Week 10
Nov 27[10]
Dropped:
  • 10 Tennessee State
  • 14 South Dakota
  • 17 Montana State
Dropped:
  • 10 Northwestern State
  • 14 Northern Michigan
  • 15 Morehead State
  • 17 Troy State
Dropped:
  • 5 Grambling State
  • 12 Central Missouri State
  • 15 Weber State
  • 16 Humboldt State
  • 20 Wittenberg
Dropped:
  • 15 Wilkes
  • 16 Arkansas State
  • 18 Central Michigan
  • 19 Fairmont State
  • 20 Idaho State
Dropped:
  • 11 Lenoir–Rhyne
  • 13 Florida A&M
  • 15 Indiana State
Dropped:
  • 13 Troy State
  • 18 Tennessee State
Dropped:
17 Humboldt State
Dropped:
  • 13 Abilene Christian
  • 17 East Tennessee State
  • 20 Indiana State
Dropped:
  • 13 Western Carolina
  • 17 Western Illinois

The UPI Coaches poll[edit]

Week 1
Sept 24[11]
Week 2
Oct 1[12]
Week 3
Oct 8[13]
Week 4
Oct 15[14]
Week 5
Oct 22[15]
Week 6
Oct 29[16]
Week 7
Nov 5[17]
Week 8
Nov 12[18]
Week 9
Nov 19[19]
Week 10
Nov 26[20]
1.North Dakota State (2–0) (22)North Dakota State (3–0) (32)North Dakota State (4–0) (27)North Dakota State (5–0) (28)North Dakota State (6–0) (24)North Dakota State (7–0) (20)North Dakota State (8–0) (28)North Dakota State (9–0) (22)North Dakota State (9–0) (20)North Dakota State (9–0) (24)1.
2.Texas A&I (1–0)Texas A&I (2–0)Texas A&I (3–0)Texas A&I (4–0)Texas A&I (5–0)Texas A&I (6–0)Montana (8–0) (1)Montana (9–0) (5)Montana (10–0) (12)Montana (10–0) (8)2.
3.Arkansas State (1–0) (6)Humboldt State (2–0)Humboldt State (3–0)Montana (5–0)Montana (6–0) (2)Montana (7–0) (6)Arkansas State (5–1) (1)Delaware (7–1) (5)Colorado State College (9–0) (1)Colorado State College (10–0) (1)3.
4.Eastern Kentucky (1–0)Alcorn A&M (2–0)Montana (4–0) (1)Humboldt State (4–0)Troy State (5–0–1) (1)Troy State (6–0–1) (1)Delaware (6–1) (3)Colorado State College (8–0) (1)Akron (9–1)Akron (9–1)4.
5.Weber State (2–0) (1)Troy State (2–0–1)Arkansas State (2–1) (2)Troy State (4–0–1)Humboldt State (5–0)Arkansas State (4–1) (1)New Mexico Highlands (6–0–1)Akron (8–1)Arkansas State (7–1–1)Arkansas State (8–1–1)5.
6.Delaware (1–0)Fresno State (2–0)Troy State (3–0–1)Arkansas State (2–1) (1)Arkansas State (3–1) (1)Humboldt State (6–0)Colorado State College (7–0) (1)New Mexico Highlands (7–0–1)New Mexico Highlands (8–0–1)Tampa (9–1)6.
7.Humboldt State (1–0)Montana (3–0)Alcorn A&M (2–0)Alcorn A&M (3–0) (1)Alcorn A&M (4–0) (1)Delaware (5–1) (1)Akron (7–1)Arkansas State (6–1–1)Tampa (7–1)Louisiana Tech (8–1)7.
8.Troy State (1–0–1)Arkansas State (1–1)Delaware (2–1)Delaware (3–1)Delaware (4–1) (2)Alcorn A&M (5–0) (1)Texas A&I (6–1)Texas A&I (7–1)Louisiana Tech (7–1)New Mexico Highlands (8–0–1)8.
9.Alcorn A&M (1–0) (2)Delaware (1–1)IUP (3–0) (1)New Mexico Highlands (3–0–1)New Mexico Highlands (4–0–1)Louisiana Tech (5–0) (2)Tampa (6–1)Tampa (6–1)Texas A&I (8–1)Texas A&I (9–1)9.
10.Adams State (1–0)IUP (2–0)New Mexico Highlands (2–0–1)IUP (4–0) (1)IUP (5–0) (1)New Mexico Highlands (5–0–1) (2)Alcorn A&M (5–0–1)Alcorn A&M (6–0–1)Delaware (7–2)Delaware (8–2)10.
11.Akron (1–0) (2)Adams State (2–0)East Tennessee State (4–0)East Tennessee State (5–0) тAbilene Christian (5–0)Colorado State College (6–0) (1)Louisiana Tech (5–1)Louisiana Tech (6–1)Alcorn A&M (7–0–1)Troy State (8–1–1)11.
12.IUP (1–0)Weber State (2–1)Abilene Christian (4–0)Idaho State (3–1) (1) тEast Tennessee State (6–0)Akron (6–1)IUP (6–1)East Tennessee State (7–0–1)Troy State (8–1–1)Concordia (MN) (9–0)12.
13.Northern Arizona (1–0)Santa Clara (2–0)Northern Michigan (3–1)Abilene Christian (4–0)Akron (5–1)Tampa (5–1)East Tennessee State (6–0–1) тWestern Carolina (8–0) (1)Western Carolina (9–0) (1)Alcorn A&M (8–0–1)13.
14.Fresno State (1–0)East Tennessee State (3–0)Lenoir–Rhyne (3–0) (1)Lenoir–Rhyne (4–0) (1)Colorado State College (5–0) (1) тIUP (5–1)Troy State (6–1–1) тConcordia (MN) (9–0) тCal State Hayward (8–1)Southwestern Oklahoma State (8–1)14.
15.New Mexico Highlands (0–0–1)Abilene Christian (3–0)Northeastern OklahomaAkron (4–1)Lenoir–Rhyne (5–0) (1) тEast Tennessee State (6–0–1)Concordia (MN) (9–0)Abilene Christian (7–1) тEast Tennessee State (8–0–1)Cal State Hayward (9–1) (1)15.
16.Grambling State (1–1)Eastern Michigan (2–0)Idaho State (2–1) (1)Northeastern Oklahoma (1)Louisiana TechConcordia (MN) (8–0)Abilene Christian (6–1)IUP (7–0–1)Concordia (MN) (9–0)East Tennessee State (9–0–1)16.
17.Florida A&M (0–0)New Mexico Highlands (1–0–1)Akron (3–1)Fresno State (3–1)Idaho State (3–2)Western Carolina (6–0)Northern Arizona (7–1)Northern Arizona (8–1)IUP (8–0–1)Hillsdale (9–1)17.
18.Santa Clara (1–0) (1)Eastern Kentucky (1–1)Northern Arizona (2–1) тColorado State College (4–0) (1)TampaNortheastern Oklahoma (5–1)Humboldt State (6–1)Northeastern Oklahoma (7–1) (1)Southwestern Oklahoma State (8–1)IUP (8–0–1)18.
19.Western Kentucky (0–0–1)Connecticut (2–0) тFresno State (2–1) тNorthern Arizona (3–1)Missouri–Rolla (5–0) (1)Abilene Christian (5–1)Western Carolina (7–0)Southwestern Oklahoma StateNortheastern Oklahoma (9–1)Northeastern Oklahoma (9–1)19.
20.Montana (2–0) тNorthern Michigan (2–1) тColorado State College (3–0) (1)Missouri–Rolla [note 3]Florida A&M (3–0)Southwestern Oklahoma State [note 4]Northeastern Oklahoma (6–1) (1)Troy State (7–1–1)Wofford (7–2)Wofford (8–2) (1)20.
21.Texas–Arlington (1–0) тLenoir–Rhyne (2–0) т        21.
22.Abilene Christian (2–0) т         22.
Week 1
Sept 24[11]
Week 2
Oct 1[12]
Week 3
Oct 8[13]
Week 4
Oct 15[14]
Week 5
Oct 22[15]
Week 6
Oct 29[16]
Week 7
Nov 5[17]
Week 8
Nov 12[18]
Week 9
Nov 19[19]
Week 10
Nov 26[20]
Dropped:
  • 11 Akron
  • 13 Northern Arizona
  • 16 Grambling State
  • 17 Florida A&M
  • 19 Western Kentucky
  • 20 Texas–Arlington
Dropped:
  • 11 Adams State
  • 12 Weber State
  • 13 Santa Clara
  • 16 Eastern Michigan
  • 18 Eastern Kentucky
  • 19 Connecticut
Dropped:
13 Northern Michigan
Dropped:
  • 16 Northeastern Oklahoma
  • 17 Fresno State
  • 19 Northern Arizona
Dropped:
  • 15 Lenoir–Rhyne
  • 17 Idaho State
  • 19 Missouri–Rolla
  • 20 Florida A&M
Dropped:
20 Southwestern Oklahoma State
Dropped:
18 Humboldt State
Dropped:
  • 15 Abilene Christian
  • 17 Northern Arizona
Dropped:
13 Western Carolina

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In the actual printed polls, Northwestern State was listed as Northwestern Louisiana
  2. ^ In the actual printed polls, Fairmont State was listed as Fairmont
  3. ^ In the actual printed polls, Missouri–Rolla was listed as Missouri at Rolla
  4. ^ In the actual printed polls, Southwestern Oklahoma State was listed as Southwestern Oklahoma

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