1994 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

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Two human polls comprised the 1994 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I-A 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]

Preseason
Aug 21[1]
Week 1
Aug 31[2]
Week 2
Sep 6[3]
Week 3
Sep 13[4]
Week 4
Sep 20[5]
Week 5
Sep 27[6]
Week 6
Oct 4[7]
Week 7
Oct 11[8]
Week 8
Oct 18[9]
Week 9
Oct 25[10]
Week 10
Nov 1[11]
Week 11
Nov 8[12]
Week 12
Nov 15[13]
Week 13
Nov 22[14]
Week 14
Nov 29[15]
Week 15
Dec 6[16]
Week 16 (Final)
Jan 3[17]
1. Florida (15) Florida (0-0) (14) Nebraska (1-0) (23) Florida (2-0) (27) Florida (3-0) (33) Florida (3-0) (31) Florida (4-0) (39) Florida (5-0) (44) Penn State (6-0) (19) Penn State (6-0) (19) Nebraska (9-0) (33) Nebraska (10-0) (39) Nebraska (11-0) (39) Nebraska (11-0) (39) Nebraska (12-0) (38) Nebraska (12-0) (38) Nebraska (13-0) (51 ½) 1.
2. Notre Dame (13) Nebraska (1-0) (23) Florida (1-0) (15) Nebraska (2-0) (22) Nebraska (3-0) (20) Nebraska (4-0) (22) Nebraska (5-0) (13) Nebraska (6-0) (12) Colorado (6-0) (15) Colorado (7-0) (16) Penn State (7-0) (28) Penn State (8-0) (22) Penn State (9-0) (23) Penn State (10-0) (22) Penn State (11-0) (23) Penn State (11-0) (24) Penn State (12-0) (10 ½) 2.
3. Florida State (10) Notre Dame (0-0) (12) Notre Dame (1-0) (10) Florida State (2-0) (5) Florida State (3-0) (3) Florida State (4-0) (4) Florida State (4-0) (4) Penn State (5-0) (2) Nebraska (7-0) (25) Nebraska (8-0) (24) Auburn (8-0) (1) Auburn (9-0) (1) Florida (8-1) Alabama (11-0) (1) Alabama (11-0) (1) Miami (FL) (10-1) Colorado (11-1) 3.
4. Nebraska (18) Florida State (0-0) (8) Florida State (1-0) (8) Michigan (2-0) (2) Michigan (2-0) (1) Penn State (4-0) (3) Penn State (5-0) (2) Colorado (5-0) (4) Auburn (7-0) (3) Auburn (7-0) (3) Florida (6-1) Florida (7-1) Alabama (10-0) Florida (9-1) Miami (FL) (10-1) Colorado (10-1) Florida State (10-1-1) 4.
5. Michigan (2) Michigan (0-0) (1) Miami (FL) (1-0) (1) Miami (FL) (2-0) (1) Penn State (3-0) (3) Colorado (3-0) (1) Colorado (4-0) (3) Michigan (4-1) Florida (5-1) Florida (5-1) Miami (FL) (6-1) Miami (FL) (7-1) Miami (FL) (8-1) Miami (FL) (9-1) Colorado (10-1) Florida (10-1-1) Alabama (12-1) 5.
6. Miami (FL) (1) Miami (FL) (0-0) (1) Michigan (1-0) (1) Penn State (2-0) (2) Miami (FL) (2-0) (1) Arizona (3-0) (1) Arizona (4-0) (1) Auburn (6-0) Texas A&M (6-0) Miami (FL) (5-1) Alabama (8-0) Alabama (9-0) Auburn (9-0-1) Colorado (10-1) Florida (9-1-1) Alabama (11-1) Miami (FL) (10-2) 6.
7. Arizona (2) Arizona (0-0) (2) Colorado (1-0) Colorado (1-0) Colorado (2-0) Michigan (2-1) Michigan (3-1) Texas A&M (5-0) Miami (FL) (4-1) Texas A&M (7-0) Colorado (7-1) Colorado (8-1) Colorado (9-1) Florida State (9-1) Florida State (9-1-1) Florida State (9-1-1) Florida (10-2-1) 7.
8. Colorado Colorado (0-0) Penn State (1-0) (1) Notre Dame (1-1) Arizona (2-0) (1) Notre Dame (3-1) Notre Dame (4-1) Miami (FL) (4-1) Alabama (7-0) Alabama (8-0) Florida State (6-1) Florida State (7-1) Florida State (8-1) Texas A&M (10-0-1) Texas A&M (10-0-1) Texas A&M (10-0-1) Texas A&M (10-0-1) 8.
9. Penn State Penn State (0-0) Arizona (1-0) (2) Arizona (2-0) (2) Notre Dame (2-1) Auburn (4-0) Auburn (5-0) Washington (4-1) Washington (5-1) Florida State (5-1) Utah (8-0) Texas A&M (8-0-1) Texas A&M (9-0-1) Auburn (9-1-1) Auburn (9-1-1) Auburn (9-1-1) Auburn (9-1-1) 9.
10. Wisconsin Wisconsin (0-0) Wisconsin (0-0) Wisconsin (1-0) Auburn (3-0) Texas A&M (3-0) Texas A&M (4-0) Alabama (6-0) Florida State (4-1) Michigan (5-2) Syracuse (6-1) Colorado State (8-1) Colorado State (9-1) Colorado State (10-1) Colorado State (10-1) Colorado State (10-1) Utah (10-2) 10.
11. Auburn Alabama (0-0) (1) Alabama (1-0) (1) Auburn (2-0) Alabama (3-0) Alabama (4-0) Alabama (5-0) Florida State (4-1) Michigan (4-2) Arizona (6-1) Texas A&M (7-0-1) Kansas State (6-2) Kansas State (7-2) Kansas State (8-2) Kansas State (9-2) Kansas State (9-2) Oregon (8-4) 11.
12. Alabama (1) Auburn (0-0) Auburn (1-0) Alabama (2-0) (1) Texas A&M (2-0) Washington (2-1) Washington (3-1) Texas (4-1) Colorado State (7-0) Utah (7-0) Washington (6-2) Utah (8-1) Oregon (8-3) Oregon (9-3) Oregon (9-3) Oregon (9-3) Michigan (9-4) 12.
13. Tennessee Tennessee (0-0) UCLA (1-0) UCLA (2-0) North Carolina (2-0) Miami (FL) (2-1) Miami (FL) (3-1) Colorado State (6-0) Texas (4-1) Virginia Tech (7-1) Virginia (6-1) Arizona (7-2) USC (7-2) Virginia (8-2) Ohio State (9-3) Ohio State (9-3) USC (8-3-1) 13.
14. UCLA UCLA (0-0) USC (1-0) Texas A&M (2-0) Virginia Tech (3-0) Virginia Tech (4-0) North Carolina (3-1) Arizona (4-1) Arizona (5-1) Syracuse (6-1) Colorado State (7-1) Syracuse (6-2) Virginia Tech (8-2) Ohio State (9-3) Utah (9-2) Utah (9-2) Ohio State (9-4) 14.
15. Texas A&M Texas A&M (0-0) Oklahoma (1-0) Tennessee (1-1) Texas (2-0) Wisconsin (2-1) Texas (3-1) North Carolina (4-1) North Carolina (5-1) Washington (5-2) Kansas State (5-2) Oregon (7-3) Michigan (7-3) Utah (9-2) Arizona (8-3) Arizona (8-3) Virginia (8-3) 15.
16. Oklahoma Oklahoma (0-0) Texas A&M (1-0) North Carolina (1-0) Wisconsin (1-1) Texas (3-0) Oklahoma (3-1) Kansas State (4-0) Syracuse (5-1) Duke (7-0) Washington State (6-2) Virginia Tech (7-2) Virginia (7-2) Arizona (7-3) Mississippi State (8-3) Mississippi State (8-3) Colorado State (10-2) 16.
17. USC USC (0-0) North Carolina (1-0) Texas (2-0) Washington (1-1) Washington State (3-0) Ohio State (4-1) Notre Dame (4-2) Virginia Tech (6-1) Colorado State (7-1) Virginia Tech (7-2) USC (6-2) Boston College (6-2-1) USC (7-3) Virginia Tech (8-3) Virginia Tech (8-3) NC State (9-3) 17.
18. Texas North Carolina (0-0) Ohio State (1-0) Virginia Tech (2-0) UCLA (2-1) North Carolina (2-1) NC State (4-0) Syracuse (5-1) Utah (6-0) Virginia (6-1) Arizona (6-2) Duke (8-1) Washington (7-3) Virginia Tech (8-3) North Carolina (8-3) Virginia (8-3) BYU (10-3) 18.
19. North Carolina Texas (0-0) Tennessee (0-1) Washington (1-1) USC (1-1) USC (2-1) Kansas State (3-0) Virginia Tech (5-1) Kansas State (4-1) Texas (5-2) North Carolina (6-2) Michigan (6-3) Arizona (7-3) Mississippi State (7-3) Virginia (8-3) North Carolina (8-3) Kansas State (9-3) 19.
20. Ohio State Ohio State (1-0) Texas (1-0) USC (1-1) Ohio State (2-1) Ohio State (3-1) Virginia Tech (4-1) Washington State (4-1) Duke (6-0) BYU (7-1) Michigan (5-3) Mississippi State (7-2) BYU (9-2) Michigan (7-4) Michigan (7-4) Michigan (7-4) Arizona (8-4) 20.
21. Illinois Virginia Tech (0-0) Virginia Tech (1-0) Oklahoma (1-1) Oklahoma (2-1) Oklahoma (2-1) Syracuse (4-1) Utah (5-0) BYU (6-1) Ohio State (6-2) Oregon (6-3) Virginia (6-2) Utah (8-2) North Carolina (8-3) USC (7-3-1) USC (7-3-1) Washington State (8-4) 21.
22. Virginia Tech Illinois (0-0) Clemson (1-0) BYU (2-0) Washington State (2-0) NC State (3-0) Washington State (3-1) Oklahoma (3-2) Boston College (3-2) Washington State (5-2) USC (5-2) Washington (6-3) Ohio State (8-3) Syracuse (7-3) BYU (9-3) BYU (9-3) Tennessee (8-4) 22.
23. Washington Washington (0-0) Georgia (1-0) Ohio State (1-1) Tennessee (1-2) Kansas State (3-0) Colorado State (5-0) Wisconsin (3-2) Washington State (4-2) Kansas State (4-2) Duke (7-1) BYU (8-2) Mississippi State (7-3) BYU (9-3) NC State (8-3) NC State (8-3) Boston College (7-4-1) 23.
24. West Virginia Clemson (0-0) Stanford (0-0) Washington State (2-0) NC State (2-0) Colorado State (4-0) Wisconsin (2-2) Boston College (2-2) Ohio State (5-2) North Carolina (5-2) Mississippi State (6-2) Washington State (6-3) Duke (8-2) Washington State (7-4) Washington State (7-4) Washington State (7-4) Mississippi State (8-4) 24.
25. Clemson Stanford (0-0) Washington (0-1) NC State (2-0) Indiana (3-0) Illinois (2-1) Utah (4-0) Duke (5-0) Virginia (5-1) USC (5-2) BYU (7-2) Boston College (5-2-1) NC State (7-2) Boston College (6-3-1) Duke (8-3) Duke (8-3) Texas (8-4) 25.
Preseason
Aug 21[1]
Week 1
Aug 31[2]
Week 2
Sep 6[3]
Week 3
Sep 13[4]
Week 4
Sep 20[5]
Week 5
Sep 27[6]
Week 6
Oct 4[7]
Week 7
Oct 11[8]
Week 8
Oct 18[9]
Week 9
Oct 25[10]
Week 10
Nov 1[11]
Week 11
Nov 8[12]
Week 12
Nov 15[13]
Week 13
Nov 22[14]
Week 14
Nov 29[15]
Week 15
Dec 6[16]
Week 16 (Final)
Jan 3[17]
Dropped:
  • West Virginia
Dropped:
  • Illinois
Dropped:
  • Clemson
  • Georgia
  • Stanford
Dropped:
  • BYU
Dropped:
  • Indiana
  • Tennessee
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • Illinois
  • USC
Dropped:
  • NC State
  • Ohio State
Dropped:
  • Notre Dame
  • Oklahoma
  • Wisconsin
Dropped:
  • Boston College
Dropped:
  • Ohio State
  • Texas
Dropped:
  • North Carolina
Dropped:
  • Syracuse
  • Washington State
Dropped:
  • Duke
  • NC State
  • Washington
Dropped:
  • Boston College
  • Syracuse
None Dropped:
  • Virginia Tech
  • North Carolina
  • Duke

Coaches' Poll[edit]

Preseason
Aug 21[18]
Week 1
Aug 31
Week 2
Sep 6
Week 3
Sep 13
Week 4
Sep 20
Week 5
Sep 27
Week 6
Oct 4
Week 7
Oct 11
Week 8
Oct 18
Week 9
Oct 25
Week 10
Nov 1
Week 11
Nov 8
Week 12
Nov 15
Week 13
Nov 22
Week 14
Nov 29
Week 15
Dec 6[19]
Week 16 (Final)
Jan 3[20]
1. Florida (17) Nebraska (13-0) (54) 1.
2. Florida State (13) Penn State (12-0) (8) 2.
3. Nebraska (12) Colorado (11-1) 3.
4. Notre Dame (12) Alabama (12-1) 4.
5. Michigan (3) Florida State (10-1-1) 5.
6. Miami (FL) (2) Miami (FL) (10-2) 6.
7. Colorado Florida (10-2-1) 7.
8. Arizona (2) Utah (10-2) 8.
9. Penn State (1) Ohio State (9-4) 9.
10. Alabama BYU (10-3) 10.
11. Wisconsin Oregon (8-4) 11.
12. Tennessee Michigan (9-4) 12.
13. Oklahoma Virginia (8-3) 13.
14. USC Colorado State (10-2) 14.
15. UCLA USC (8-3-1) 15.
16. Ohio State Kansas State (9-3) 16.
17. North Carolina NC State (9-3) 17.
18. Texas Tennessee (8-4) 18.
19. Virginia Tech Washington State (8-4) 19.
20. BYU Arizona (8-4) 20.
21. Clemson North Carolina (8-4) 21.
22. Illinois Boston College (7-4-1) 22.
23. West Virginia Texas (8-4) 23.
24. Georgia Virginia Tech (8-4) 24.
25. Virginia Mississippi State (8-4) 25.
Preseason
Aug 21[18]
Week 1
Aug 31
Week 2
Sep 6
Week 3
Sep 13
Week 4
Sep 20
Week 5
Sep 27
Week 6
Oct 4
Week 7
Oct 11
Week 8
Oct 18
Week 9
Oct 25
Week 10
Nov 1
Week 11
Nov 8
Week 12
Nov 15
Week 13
Nov 22
Week 14
Nov 29
Week 15
Dec 6[19]
Week 16 (Final)
Jan 3[20]
None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None Dropped:
  • Duke

References[edit]

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