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1970 NCAA University Division football rankings

 

1970 NCAA University Division football rankings

Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
Italics   Number of first place votes
(#-#-#)   Win-loss-tie record
т Tied with team above or below also with this symbol


AP Poll

Preseason
Week 1
Sep 14
Week 2
Sep 21
Week 3
Sep 28
Week 4
Oct 5
Week 5
Oct 12
Week 6
Oct 19
Week 7
Oct 26
Week 8
Nov 2
Week 9
Nov 9
Week 10
Nov 16
Week 11
Nov 23
Week 12
Nov 30
Week 13
Dec 7
Week 14
(Final)
1. Ohio State (19) Ohio State (0–0) (24) Ohio State (0–0) (14) Ohio State (1–0) (25) Ohio State (2–0) (27) Ohio State (3–0) (20) Ohio State (4–0) (19) Texas (5–0) (15) Texas (6–0) (20) Notre Dame (7–0) (23) Texas (8–0) (26) Texas (8–0) (20) Texas (9–0) (23) Texas (10–0) (30) Nebraska (11–0–1) (39) 1.
2. Texas (7) Texas (0–0) (6) Texas (1–0) (16) Texas (2–0) (14) Texas (3–0) (6) Texas (4–0) (13) Texas (4–0) (9) Ohio State (5–0) (16) Notre Dame (6–0) (12) Texas (7–0) (13) Notre Dame (8–0) (7) Ohio State (9–0) (14) Ohio State (9–0) (12) Ohio State (9–0) (10) Notre Dame (10–1) (8) 2.
3. USC (6) USC (1–0) (7) Stanford (2–0) (1) Stanford (3–0) (1) Notre Dame (3–0) Notre Dame (4–0) (4) Notre Dame (5–0) (4) Notre Dame (5–0) (4) Ohio State (6–0) (5) Ohio State (7–0) (3) Nebraska (9–0–1) (5) Nebraska (10–0–1) (6) Nebraska (10–0–1) (5) Nebraska (10–0–1) (2) Texas (10–1) (3) 3.
4. Arkansas (1) Stanford (1–0) Penn State (1–0) (2) Notre Dame (2–0) USC (3–0–1) (3) Ole Miss (4–0) (1) Nebraska (5–0–1) (1) Nebraska (6–0–1) (1) Nebraska (7–0–1) Nebraska (8–0–1) (3) Michigan (9–0) (6) Notre Dame (9–0) (3) Arkansas (9–1) Tennessee (10–1) Tennessee (11–1) 4.
5. Ole Miss (1) Ole Miss (0–0) (1) Ole Miss (1–0) (1) USC (2–0–1) (1) Ole Miss (3–0) (1) Nebraska (4–0–1) (1) Michigan (5–0) (1) Michigan (6–0) (1) Michigan (7–0) (2) Michigan (8–0) (3) Ohio State (8–0) (1) Arkansas (9–1) Tennessee (9–1) LSU (9–2) Ohio State (9–1) 5.
6. Notre Dame Notre Dame (0–0) Notre Dame (1–0) Nebraska (2–0–1) Nebraska (3–0–1) Michigan (4–0) (1) Auburn (5–0) (1) Stanford (6–1) Stanford (7–1) (1) Stanford (8–1) Arkansas (8–1) LSU (7–2) Notre Dame (9–1) Notre Dame (9–1) Arizona State (11–0) (2) 6.
7. Penn State (1) Penn State (0–0) (1) USC (1–0–1) (2) Ole Miss (2–0) Michigan (3–0) (1) Air Force (5–0) Air Force (6–0) (1) Air Force (7–0) (1) Arkansas (6–1) Arkansas (7–1) LSU (7–1) Tennessee (8–1) Michigan (9–1) Michigan (9–1) LSU (9–3) 7.
8. Michigan Michigan (0–0) (1) Nebraska (1–0–1) Colorado (2–0) Air Force (4–0) Auburn (4–0) Stanford (5–1) Arkansas (5–1) Tennessee (6–1) Auburn (7–1) Tennessee (7–1) Michigan (9–1) LSU (8–2) Arizona State (10–0) (2) Stanford (9–3) 8.
9. Nebraska Nebraska (1–0) Missouri (2–0) Michigan (2–0) (1) Auburn (3–0) Stanford (4–1) Arkansas (4–1) Tennessee (5–1) Air Force (8–0) LSU (6–1) Arizona State (8–0) (1) Arizona State (9–0) (2) Arizona State (9–0) (2) Arkansas (9–2) Michigan (9–1) 9.
10. Stanford Missouri (1–0) Michigan (1–0) (1) Air Force (3–0) Arkansas (3–1) Arkansas (4–1) USC (4–1–1) LSU (5–1) Auburn (6–1) Tennessee (7–1) Air Force (9–1) Ole Miss (7–1) Auburn (8–2) Auburn (8–2) Auburn (9–2) 10.
11. Missouri Arkansas (0–1) Houston (1–0) Arkansas (2–1) West Virginia (4–0) USC (3–1–1) Tennessee (4–1) Arizona State (6–0) LSU (5–1) Arizona State (7–0) (1) Stanford (8–2) Auburn (7–2) Air Force (9–2) Air Force (9–2) Arkansas (9–2) 11.
12. LSU LSU (0–0) Arkansas (1–1) Auburn (2–0) Stanford (3–1) Arizona State (4–0) Arizona State (5–0) Auburn (5–1) Arizona State (6–0) Ole Miss (6–1) Ole Miss (7–1) Air Force (9–2) Stanford (8–3) Stanford (8–3) Toledo (12–0) 12.
13. Houston Kansas State (1–0) Florida (2–0) UCLA (3–0) Georgia Tech (4–0) Colorado (3–1) Ole Miss (4–1) Ole Miss (5–1) Ole Miss (5–1) Air Force (8–1) Auburn (7–2) Stanford (8–3) Georgia Tech (8–3) Georgia Tech (8–3) Georgia Tech (9–3) 13.
14. Kansas State Florida (1–0) Oklahoma (2–0) West Virginia (3–0) Arizona State (3–0) Tennessee (3–1) LSU (4–1) San Diego State (6–0) San Diego State (7–0) San Diego State (8–0) San Diego State (9–0) Dartmouth (9–0) Toledo (11–0) Dartmouth (9–0) Dartmouth (9–0) 14.
15. Florida Houston (0–0) UCLA (2–0) Georgia Tech (3–0) UCLA (3–1) LSU (3–1) Houston (3–1) Pittsburgh (5–1) Toledo (8–0) Dartmouth (7–0) Toledo (10–0) Toledo (11–0) Dartmouth (9–0) Toledo (11–0) USC (6–4–1) 15.
16. Alabama UCLA (1–0) West Virginia (2–0) Penn State (1–1) Missouri (3–1) Georgia Tech (4–1) UCLA (4–2) Oregon (5–2) UCLA (5–3) Toledo (9–0) Dartmouth (8–0) Georgia Tech (7–3) Ole Miss (7–2) USC (6–4–1) Air Force (9–3) 16.
17. South Carolina West Virginia (1–0) Tennessee (1–0) Alabama (2–1) Colorado (2–1) Texas Tech (4–1) San Diego State (6–0) Missouri (4–3) Dartmouth (6–0) UCLA (5–3) Georgia Tech (7–3) Penn State (7–3) USC (6–4–1) Houston (8–3) Tulane (8–4) 17.
18. UCLA Oklahoma (1–0) Colorado (1–0) Arizona State (2–0) North Carolina (4–0) Missouri (3–2) Pittsburgh (4–1) USC (4–2–1) Houston (3–2) USC (5–3–1) Northwestern (5–4) Northwestern (6–4) Penn State (7–3) Penn State (7–3) Penn State (7–3) 18.
19. Arizona State Georgia (0–0) Georgia Tech (2–0) North Carolina (3–0) LSU (2–1) Houston (2–1) т Colorado (3–2) т UCLA (4–3) Alabama (5–3) Oregon (6–3) Texas Tech (8–2) Colorado (6–4) Northwestern (6–4) Texas Tech (8–3) Houston (8–3) 19.
20. Auburn т Arizona State (0–0) Air Force (2–0) Missouri (2–1) Tennessee (2–1) UCLA (3–2) т Toledo (6–0) т Northwestern (3–3) Syracuse (4–3) Kansas State (6–3) Penn State (6–3) Washington (6–4) Oklahoma (7–4) Oklahoma (7–4) Oklahoma (7–4–1) т 20.
21. Oklahoma т Ole Miss (7–4) т 21.
22. West Virginia т 22.
23. 23.
24. 24.
25. 25.
Preseason
Week 1
Sep 14
Week 2
Sep 21
Week 3
Sep 28
Week 4
Oct 5
Week 5
Oct 12
Week 6
Oct 19
Week 7
Oct 26
Week 8
Nov 2
Week 9
Nov 9
Week 10
Nov 16
Week 11
Nov 23
Week 12
Nov 30
Week 13
Dec 7
Week 14
(Final)
Dropped:
Alabama
South Carolina
Auburn
Dropped:
LSU
Kansas State
Georgia
Arizona State
Dropped:
Houston
Florida
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Dropped:
Penn State
Alabama
Dropped:
West Virginia
North Carolina
Dropped:
Georgia Tech
Texas Tech
Missouri
Dropped:
Houston
Colorado
Toledo
Dropped:
Pittsburgh
Oregon
Missouri
USC
Northwestern
Dropped:
Houston
Alabama
Syracuse
Dropped:
UCLA
USC
Oregon
Kansas State
Dropped:
San Diego State
Texas Tech
Dropped:
Colorado
Washington
Dropped:
Ole Miss
Northwestern
Dropped:
Texas Tech
[1]

Final Coaches' poll

Ranking Team
1 Texas
2 Ohio State
3 Nebraska
4 Tennessee
5 Notre Dame
6 LSU
7 Michigan
8 Arizona State
9 Auburn
10 Stanford
11 Air Force
12 Arkansas
13 (t) Dartmouth
13 (t) Houston
15 Oklahoma
16 Colorado
17 (t) Georgia Tech
17 (t) Toledo
19 (t) Penn State
19 (t) USC
[2]

References

  1. ^ http://www.collegepollarchive.com/football/ap/seasons.cfm?seasonid=1970
  2. ^ http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~dwilson/rfsc/history/CoachPolls.txt


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