1975 NCAA Division I football rankings

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Two human polls comprised the 1975 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 8[2]
Week 2
Sep 15[3]
Week 3
Sep 22[4]
Week 4
Sep 29[5]
Week 5
Oct 6[6]
Week 6
Oct 13[7]
Week 7
Oct 20[8]
Week 8
Oct 27[9]
Week 9
Nov 3[10]
Week 10
Nov 10[11]
Week 11
Nov 17[12]
Week 12
Nov 24[13]
Week 13
Dec 1[14]
Week 14 (Final)
Jan 2[15]
1. Oklahoma (54) Oklahoma (0-0) (51) Oklahoma (1-0) (53) Oklahoma (2-0) (56) Oklahoma (3-0) (30) Ohio State (4-0) (47) Ohio State (5-0) (42) Ohio State (6-0) (51) Ohio State (7-0) (50) Ohio State (8-0) (38) Ohio State (9-0) (49) Ohio State (10-0) (46) Ohio State (11-0) (56) Ohio State (11-0) (50) Oklahoma (11-1) (54 ½) 1.
2. Alabama (1) Michigan (0-0) (1) Michigan (1-0) (2) Ohio State (2-0) (3) Ohio State (3-0) (26) Oklahoma (4-0) (14) Oklahoma (5-0) (12) Oklahoma (6-0) (8) Oklahoma (7-0) (8) Oklahoma (8-0) (19) Nebraska (9-0) (8) Nebraska (10-0) (11) Texas A&M (9-0) (1) Texas A&M (10-0) (7) Arizona State (12-0) (5) 2.
3. Michigan (1) Ohio State (0-0) (3) Ohio State (1-0) (2) USC (2-0) (1) USC (3-0) (1) USC (4-0) (1) USC (5-0) (1) USC (6-0) Nebraska (7-0) (2) Nebraska (8-0) (6) Texas A&M (8-0) (1) Texas A&M (9-0) (1) Oklahoma (10-1) (2) Oklahoma (10-1) (1) Alabama (11-1) (3 ½) 3.
4. Ohio State (3) USC (0-0) USC (1-0) Nebraska (2-0) Nebraska (3-0) Nebraska (4-0) Nebraska (5-0) Nebraska (6-0) USC (7-0) (1) Texas A&M (7-0) Michigan (7-0-2) Michigan (8-0-2) Alabama (9-1) Alabama (10-1) Ohio State (11-1) 4.
5. USC Missouri (1-0) (1) Missouri (1-0) Missouri (2-0) Missouri (3-0) Texas (4-0) Texas A&M (5-0) Texas A&M (6-0) Texas A&M (7-0) Alabama (7-1) Alabama (8-1) Alabama (9-1) Texas (9-1) Michigan (8-1-2) UCLA (9-2-1) 5.
6. Penn State (1) Nebraska (0-0) Nebraska (1-0) Texas (2-0) Texas A&M (3-0) (1) Texas A&M (4-0) Alabama (4-1) Alabama (5-1) Alabama (6-1) Michigan (6-0-2) Oklahoma (8-1) Texas (9-1) Michigan (8-1-2) Nebraska (10-1) Texas (10-2) 6.
7. Nebraska Auburn (0-0) Penn State (2-0) Notre Dame (2-0) Texas (3-0) Alabama (3-1) Michigan (3-0-2) Michigan (4-0-2) Michigan (5-0-2) Texas (7-1) Texas (8-1) Oklahoma (9-1) Nebraska (10-1) Arizona State (11-0) Arkansas (10-2) 7.
8. Auburn Texas A&M (0-0) Texas (1-0) Texas A&M (2-0) Notre Dame (3-0) Michigan (2-0-2) Texas (4-1) Texas (5-1) Texas (6-1) Penn State (8-1) Arizona State (9-0) Arizona State (10-0) Arizona State (10-0) Penn State (9-2) Michigan (8-2-2) 8.
9. Texas A&M Notre Dame (0-0) Notre Dame (1-0) Michigan (1-0-1) Alabama (2-1) Penn State (4-1) Penn State (5-1) Penn State (6-1) Penn State (7-1) USC (7-1) Notre Dame (7-2) Colorado (8-2) Colorado (9-2) Texas (9-2) Nebraska (10-2) 9.
10. Notre Dame Penn State (1-0) Tennessee (1-0) UCLA (2-0) Penn State (3-1) West Virginia (4-0) Missouri (4-1) Colorado (5-1) Arizona State (7-0) Arizona State (8-0) Colorado (7-2) Penn State (8-2) Penn State (9-2) Colorado (9-3) Penn State (9-3) 10.
11. Texas Michigan State (0-0) Texas A&M (1-0) Alabama (1-1) West Virginia (3-0) Arizona State (4-0) Arizona State (5-0) Arizona State (6-0) Florida (6-1) Florida (7-1) Penn State (8-2) Arizona (8-1) California (8-3) UCLA (8-2-1) Texas A&M (10-2) 11.
12. Michigan State Texas (0-0) UCLA (1-0) Penn State (2-1) Michigan (1-0-2) Missouri (3-1) Colorado (4-1) Florida (5-1) Missouri (5-2) Notre Dame (6-2) Arizona (7-1) Florida (8-2) Arizona (9-1) Georgia (9-2) Miami (OH) (11-1) 12.
13. NC State Alabama (0-1) Florida (1-0) Arizona State (2-0) UCLA (2-0-1) Colorado (3-1) Arizona (4-0) Arizona (5-0) UCLA (5-1-1) San Diego State (8-0) USC (7-2) California (7-3) Florida (8-2) Florida (9-2) Maryland (9-2-1) 13.
14. UCLA Maryland (1-0) Alabama (0-1) West Virginia (2-0) Arizona State (3-0) Oklahoma State (4-0) Florida (4-1) Notre Dame (5-1) Maryland (5-1-1) Colorado (6-2) Florida (7-2) UCLA (7-2-1) UCLA (7-2-1) California (8-3) California (8-3) 14.
15. Florida NC State (1-0) Pittsburgh (1-0) Arizona (1-0) Oklahoma State (3-0) Michigan State (3-1) т Notre Dame (4-1) Missouri (4-2) Notre Dame (5-2) Arizona (6-1) California (6-3) Georgia (8-2) Georgia (8-2) Arizona (9-2) Pittsburgh (8-4) 15.
16. Arizona UCLA (0-0) Arkansas (1-0) Tennessee (1-1) Tennessee (2-1) Notre Dame (3-1) т Tennessee (3-1) Michigan State (4-2) Colorado (5-2) Maryland (5-2-1) Miami (OH) (8-1) Miami (OH) (9-1) Miami (OH) (10-1) Miami (OH) (10-1) Colorado (9-3) 16.
17. Maryland Arizona (0-0) Arizona (0-0) Oklahoma State (2-0) Arizona (2-0) Arizona (3-0) Michigan State (3-2) Pittsburgh (5-1) Arizona (5-1) Miami (OH) (7-1) Kansas (6-3) Pittsburgh (7-3) Maryland (8-2-1) Maryland (8-2-1) USC (8-4) 17.
18. Tennessee Pittsburgh (1-0) Arizona State (1-0) Stanford (0-1-1) Baylor (1-0-2) Florida (3-1) UCLA (3-1-1) Maryland (5-1-1) San Diego State (7-0) California (5-3) Missouri (6-3) Missouri (6-4) Kansas (7-4) Arkansas (8-2) Arizona (9-2) 18.
19. Arkansas Florida (0-0) Miami (OH) (1-0) Florida (1-1) Colorado (3-0) Tennessee (2-1) Maryland (4-1-1) UCLA (4-1-1) Miami (OH) (6-1) т Missouri (5-3) UCLA (6-2-1) Arkansas (7-2) Arkansas (8-2) Kansas (7-4) Georgia (9-3) 19.
20. Stanford Tennessee (0-0) West Virginia (1-0) Maryland (2-1) Florida (2-1) Miami (OH) (3-1) Arkansas (4-1) South Carolina (5-1) Oklahoma State (5-2) т Pittsburgh (6-2) Georgia (7-2) Maryland (7-2-1) San Jose State (9-1) Pittsburgh (7-4) West Virginia (9-3) 20.
Preseason
Aug[1]
Week 1
Sep 8[2]
Week 2
Sep 15[3]
Week 3
Sep 22[4]
Week 4
Sep 29[5]
Week 5
Oct 6[6]
Week 6
Oct 13[7]
Week 7
Oct 20[8]
Week 8
Oct 27[9]
Week 9
Nov 3[10]
Week 10
Nov 10[11]
Week 11
Nov 17[12]
Week 12
Nov 24[13]
Week 13
Dec 1[14]
Week 14 (Final)
Jan 2[15]
Dropped:
  • Arkansas
  • Stanford
Dropped:
  • Auburn
  • Maryland
  • Michigan State
  • NC State
Dropped:
  • Arkansas
  • Miami (OH)
  • Pittsburgh
Dropped:
  • Maryland
  • Stanford
Dropped:
  • Baylor
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • Miami (OH)
  • Oklahoma State
  • West Virginia
Dropped:
  • Arkansas
  • Tennessee
Dropped:
  • Michigan State
  • Pittsburgh
  • South Carolina
Dropped:
  • Oklahoma State
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • Maryland
  • Pittsburgh
  • San Diego State
Dropped:
  • Kansas
  • Notre Dame
  • USC
Dropped:
  • Missouri
  • Pittsburgh
Dropped:
  • San Jose State
Dropped:
  • Florida
  • Kansas

Final Coaches' poll[edit]

For the second year, the final UPI Coaches Poll was released after the bowl games, on January 2, 1976.[16]
Oklahoma received 21 of the 36 first-place votes; Alabama received seven, Arizona State five, and Ohio State three.[17]

Ranking Team
1 Oklahoma
2 Arizona State
3 Alabama
4 Ohio State
5 UCLA
6 Arkansas
7 Texas
8 Michigan
9 Nebraska
10 Penn State
11 Maryland
12 Texas A&M
13 Arizona
Pittsburgh
15 California
16 Miami (OH)
17 Notre Dame
West Virginia
19 Georgia
USC

Source:[16][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1975 Preseason AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ "September 8, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ "September 15, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ "September 22, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  5. ^ "September 29, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  6. ^ "October 6, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  7. ^ "October 13, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  8. ^ "October 20, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  9. ^ "October 27, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  10. ^ "November 3, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  11. ^ "November 10, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  12. ^ "November 17, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  13. ^ "November 24, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  14. ^ "December 1, 1975 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  15. ^ "1975 Final AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  16. ^ a b "Sooners pass, too". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). UPI. January 3, 1976. p. 7. 
  17. ^ "Most agree: Oklahoma the champ". St. Petersburg Times. (Florida). AP, UPI. January 3, 1976. p. 1C. 
  18. ^ http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~dwilson/rfsc/history/CoachPolls.txt