1973 NCAA Division I football rankings

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Two human polls comprised the 1973 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I 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]

Preseason
Aug[1]
Week 1
Sep 10[2]
Week 2
Sep 17[3]
Week 3
Sep 24[4]
Week 4
Oct 1[5]
Week 5
Oct 8[6]
Week 6
Oct 15[7]
Week 7
Oct 22[8]
Week 8
Oct 29[9]
Week 9
Nov 5[10]
Week 10
Nov 12[11]
Week 11
Nov 19[12]
Week 12
Nov 26[13]
Week 13
Dec 3[14]
Week 14 (Final)
Jan[15]
1. USC (55) USC (0-0) (49) USC (1-0) (38) USC (2-0) (36) Ohio State (2-0) (35) Ohio State (3-0) (41) Ohio State (4-0) (39) Ohio State (5-0) (35) Ohio State (6-0) (36) Ohio State (7-0) (35) Ohio State (8-0) (35) Ohio State (9-0) (34) Alabama (10-0) (36) Alabama (11-0) (34) Notre Dame (11-0) (33) 1.
2. Ohio State (2) Nebraska (1-0) (8) Nebraska (1-0) (8) Nebraska (2-0) (12) Nebraska (3-0) (10) Nebraska (4-0) (9) Alabama (5-0) (6) Alabama (6-0) (12) Alabama (7-0) (12) Alabama (8-0) (14) Alabama (8-0) (13) Alabama (9-0) (16) Oklahoma (9-0-1) (20) Oklahoma (10-0-1) (16) Ohio State (10-0-1) (11) 2.
3. Texas (1) Ohio State (0-0) (2) Ohio State (1-0) (11) Ohio State (1-0) (8) Alabama (3-0) (6) Alabama (4-0) (6) Oklahoma (3-0-1) (8) Oklahoma (4-0-1) (8) Oklahoma (5-0-1) (9) Oklahoma (6-0-1) (7) Oklahoma (7-0-1) (10) Oklahoma (8-0-1) (9) Ohio State (9-0-1) (2) Notre Dame (10-0) (2) Oklahoma (10-0-1) (16) 3.
4. Nebraska (2) Texas (0-0) Alabama (1-0) (2) Michigan (2-0) (1) USC (2-0-1) (3.5) USC (3-0-1) (1) Michigan (5-0) (1) Michigan (6-0) (1) Michigan (7-0) (1) Michigan (8-0) (1) Michigan (9-0) (1) Michigan (10-0) (1) Michigan (10-0-1) (1) Ohio State (9-0-1) (2) Alabama (11-1) 4.
5. Michigan (2) Michigan (0-0) (1) Michigan (1-0) Alabama (2-0) (1) Michigan (3-0) (2) Michigan (4-0) (1) Penn State (5-0) (4) Penn State (6-0) (4) Notre Dame (6-0) Notre Dame (7-0) (1) Notre Dame (8-0) (1) Notre Dame (8-0) (1) Notre Dame (9-0) (2) Michigan (10-0-1) (1) Penn State (12-0) 5.
6. Alabama Alabama (0-0) Texas (0-0) Penn State (2-0) (2) Oklahoma (1-0-1) (1.5) Oklahoma (2-0-1) USC (4-0-1) USC (5-0-1) Penn State (7-0) (4) Penn State (8-0) (4) Penn State (9-0) (1) Penn State (10-0) (1) Penn State (11-0) (2) Penn State (11-0) (3) Michigan (10-0-1) 6.
7. Penn State (1) Penn State (0-0) (1) Penn State (1-0) (1) Notre Dame (1-0) Penn State (3-0) (3) Penn State (4-0) (3) Missouri (5-0) (1) Missouri (6-0) (1) LSU (7-0) LSU (8-0) LSU (8-0) LSU (9-0) USC (9-1-1) USC (9-1-1) Nebraska (9-2-1) 7.
8. Notre Dame Notre Dame (0-0) Notre Dame (0-0) Oklahoma (1-0) (1) Notre Dame (2-0) Tennessee (4-0) Notre Dame (4-0) Notre Dame (5-0) Arizona State (7-0) USC (6-1-1) UCLA (8-1) UCLA (9-1) LSU (9-1) Texas (8-2) USC (9-2-1) 8.
9. Tennessee Tennessee (0-0) Oklahoma (1-0) Tennessee (2-0) Tennessee (3-0) Notre Dame (3-0) LSU (5-0) LSU (6-0) USC (5-1-1) UCLA (7-1) USC (7-1-1) USC (8-1-1) Texas (8-2) UCLA (9-2) Arizona State (11-1) т 9.
10. UCLA Colorado (0-0) Tennessee (1-0) LSU (2-0) LSU (3-0) LSU (4-0) Tennessee (5-0) Nebraska (5-1) UCLA (6-1) Missouri (7-1) Nebraska (7-1-1) Nebraska (8-1-1) UCLA (9-2) Arizona State (10-1) Houston (11-1) т 10.
11. Colorado т Oklahoma (0-0) LSU (1-0) Auburn (2-0) Oklahoma State (3-0) Arizona State (4-0) Nebraska (4-1) Arizona State (6-0) Tennessee (6-1) Nebraska (6-1-1) Texas (6-2) Texas (7-2) Arizona State (10-1) Texas Tech (10-1) Texas Tech (11-1) 11.
12. Oklahoma т Auburn (0-0) Auburn (1-0) Oklahoma State (2-0) Arizona State (3-0) Missouri (4-0) Arizona State (5-0) Houston (6-0) Missouri (6-1) Texas Tech (7-1) Texas Tech (8-1) Texas Tech (9-1) Texas Tech (10-1) Nebraska (8-2-1) UCLA (9-2) 12.
13. Auburn Arizona State (0-0) Arizona State (1-0) Arizona State (2-0) Texas (1-1) Texas (2-1) UCLA (4-1) UCLA (5-1) Nebraska (5-1-1) Texas (5-2) Arizona State (8-1) Arizona State (9-1) Nebraska (8-2-1) LSU (9-2) LSU (9-3) 13.
14. Arizona State Florida (0-0) NC State (2-0) Texas (0-1) Houston (3-0) Houston (4-0) Houston (5-0) Tennessee (5-1) Tulane (6-0) Arizona State (7-1) Missouri (7-2) Houston (8-1) Houston (9-1) Houston (10-1) Texas (8-3) 14.
15. Florida LSU (0-0) Florida (1-0) Houston (2-0) Missouri (3-0) UCLA (3-1) Miami (FL) (3-1) Tulane (5-0) Texas Tech (6-1) Houston (7-1) Houston (8-1) Miami (OH) (10-0) Miami (OH) (10-0) Miami (OH) (10-0) Miami (OH) (11-0) 15.
16. LSU UCLA (0-1) Houston (1-0) Florida (2-0) UCLA (2-1) Miami (FL) (2-1) Colorado (4-1) Miami (OH) (6-0) Miami (OH) (7-0) Tennessee (6-2) Tennessee (6-2) NC State (7-3) NC State (8-3) NC State (8-3) NC State (9-3) 16.
17. NC State NC State (2-0) Oklahoma State (1-0) UCLA (1-1) Miami (FL) (2-0) Colorado (3-1) Tulane (4-0) Kansas (4-2) Colorado (5-2) Miami (OH) (8-0) Miami (OH) (9-0) Tulane (8-1) Kansas (7-3-1) Tulane (9-2) Missouri (8-4) 17.
18. Houston Houston (0-0) UCLA (0-1) Miami (FL) (1-0) Colorado (2-1) Tulane (3-0) Kansas (4-1) Texas Tech (5-1) Houston (6-1) Kansas (5-2-1) Kansas (6-2-1) Oklahoma State (5-2-2) Maryland (8-3) Maryland (8-3) Kansas (7-4-1) 18.
19. North Carolina North Carolina (0-0) Colorado (0-1) NC State (2-1) SMU (3-0) Kansas (3-1) Arizona (5-0) Texas (3-2) Auburn (5-2) т Kent State (7-1) Arizona (8-1) Missouri (7-3) Tennessee (7-3) Kansas (7-3-1) Tennessee (8-4) 19.
20. Texas Tech Texas Tech (0-0)
Missouri (2-0) West Virginia (3-0) Miami (OH) (4-0) Miami (OH) (5-0) Richmond (6-0) Texas (4-2) т Pittsburgh (5-2-1) NC State (6-3)
  • Kansas (6-3-1) т
  • Pittsburgh (6-3-1) т
Missouri (7-4) Tennessee (8-3)
  • Maryland (8-4) т
  • Tulane (9-3) т
20.
Preseason
Aug[1]
Week 1
Sep 10[2]
Week 2
Sep 17[3]
Week 3
Sep 24[4]
Week 4
Oct 1[5]
Week 5
Oct 8[6]
Week 6
Oct 15[7]
Week 7
Oct 22[8]
Week 8
Oct 29[9]
Week 9
Nov 5[10]
Week 10
Nov 12[11]
Week 11
Nov 19[12]
Week 12
Nov 26[13]
Week 13
Dec 3[14]
Week 14 (Final)
Jan[15]
None Dropped:
  • North Carolina
  • Texas Tech
Dropped:
  • Bowling Green
  • Colorado
Dropped:
  • Auburn
  • Florida
  • NC State
Dropped:
  • Oklahoma State
  • SMU
  • West Virginia
Dropped:
  • Texas
Dropped:
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Miami (FL)
Dropped:
  • Kansas
  • Richmond
Dropped:
  • Auburn
  • Colorado
  • Tulane
Dropped:
  • Kent State
  • Pittsburgh
Dropped:
  • Arizona
  • Tennessee
Dropped:
  • Oklahoma State
  • Pittsburgh
  • Tulane
Dropped:
  • Missouri
None

Final Coaches' poll[edit]

This was the last season in which the final UPI Coaches Poll was released prior to the bowl games, in early December.[16]
Alabama received 21 of the 34 first-place votes; Oklahoma received nine, Ohio State two, Notre Dame one, and Michigan one.

Ranking Team
1 Alabama
2 Oklahoma
3 Ohio State
4 Notre Dame
5 Penn State
6 Michigan
7 USC
8 Texas
9 UCLA
10 Arizona State
11 Nebraska
Texas Tech
13 Houston
14 LSU
15 Kansas
Tulane
17 Miami (OH)
18 Maryland
19 San Diego State
Florida

Source:[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1973 Preseason AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  2. ^ "September 10, 1973 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ "September 17, 1973 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ "September 24, 1973 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  5. ^ "October 1, 1973 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  6. ^ "October 8, 1973 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  7. ^ "October 15, 1973 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  8. ^ "October 22, 1973 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  9. ^ "October 29, 1973 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  10. ^ "November 5, 1973 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  11. ^ "November 12, 1973 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  12. ^ "November 19, 1973 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  13. ^ "November 26, 1973 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  14. ^ "December 3, 1973 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  15. ^ "1973 Final AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Tide tops both polls". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). UPI/AP. December 4, 1973. p. 20. 
  17. ^ http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~dwilson/rfsc/history/CoachPolls.txt