1972 College Football AP Poll

Name the teams that cracked the AP Top 20 during the 1972 college football season
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Preseason
1
Nebraska
0
0
 
Big Eight
2
Colorado
0
0
Big Eight
3
Ohio State
0
0
Big Ten
4
Arkansas
0
0
Southwest
5
Penn State
0
0
Independent
6
Oklahoma
0
0
Big Eight
7
Alabama
0
0
SEC
8
USC
0
0
Pacific-8
9
Washington
0
0
Pacific-8
10
Michigan
0
0
Big Ten
11
LSU
0
0
SEC
12
Arizona State
0
0
WAC
13
Notre Dame
0
0
Independent
14
Texas
0
0
Southwest
15
Tennessee
0
0
SEC
16
Ole Miss
0
0
SEC
17
Georgia
0
0
SEC
18
Purdue
0
0
Big Ten
19
Florida State
0
0
Independent
20
Stanford
0
0
Pacific-8
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 1 (9/11)
1
USC
1
0
 
Pacific-8
2
Colorado
1
0
Big Eight
3
Ohio State
0
0
Big Ten
4
Oklahoma
0
0
Big Eight
5
Alabama
1
0
SEC
6
Penn State
0
0
Independent
7
Tennessee
1
0
SEC
8
UCLA
1
0
Pacific-8
9
LSU
0
0
SEC
10
Nebraska
0
1
Big Eight
11
Michigan
0
0
Big Ten
12
Washington
1
0
Pacific-8
13
Arizona State
0
0
WAC
14
Notre Dame
0
0
Independent
15
Texas
0
0
Southwest
16
Georgia
0
0
SEC
17
Arkansas
0
1
Southwest
18
Purdue
0
0
Big Ten
19
Ole Miss
0
0
SEC
20
Florida State
1
0
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 2 (9/18)
1
USC
2
0
 
Pacific-8
2
Oklahoma
1
0
Big Eight
3
Colorado
2
0
Big Eight
4
Ohio State
1
0
Big Ten
5
Tennessee
2
0
SEC
6
UCLA
2
0
Pacific-8
7
Alabama
1
0
SEC
8
LSU
1
0
SEC
9
Nebraska
1
1
Big Eight
10
Arizona State
1
0
WAC
11
Penn State
0
1
Independent
12
Michigan
1
0
Big Ten
13
Notre Dame
0
0
Independent
14
Texas
0
0
Southwest
15
Washington
2
0
Pacific-8
16
Georgia
1
0
SEC
17
Florida State
2
0
Independent
18
Michigan State
1
0
Big Ten
19
Stanford
1
0
Pacific-8
20
Ole Miss
1
0
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 3 (9/25)
1
USC
3
0
 
Pacific-8
2
Oklahoma
2
0
Big Eight
3
Colorado
3
0
Big Eight
4
Tennessee
3
0
SEC
5
Ohio State
1
0
Big Ten
6
Alabama
2
0
SEC
7
Nebraska
2
1
Big Eight
8
Michigan
2
0
Big Ten
9
LSU
2
0
SEC
10
Notre Dame
1
0
Independent
11
Arizona State
2
0
WAC
12
Texas
1
0
Southwest
13
Penn State
1
1
Independent
14
Washington
3
0
Pacific-8
15
UCLA
2
1
Pacific-8
16
Florida State
3
0
Independent
17
Ole Miss
2
0
SEC
18
Tulane
2
0
Independent
19
Stanford
2
0
Pacific-8
20
West Virginia
3
0
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 4 (10/2)
1
USC
4
0
 
Pacific-8
2
Oklahoma
3
0
Big Eight
3
Ohio State
2
0
Big Ten
4
Alabama
3
0
SEC
5
Michigan
3
0
Big Ten
6
Nebraska
3
1
Big Eight
7
Notre Dame
2
0
Independent
8
LSU
3
0
SEC
9
Texas
2
0
Southwest
10
Tennessee
3
1
SEC
11
Washington
4
0
Pacific-8
12
Colorado
3
1
Big Eight
13
Florida State
4
0
Independent
14
UCLA
3
1
Pacific-8
15
Stanford
3
0
Pacific-8
16
Penn State
2
1
Independent
17
Auburn
3
0
SEC
18
Ole Miss
3
0
SEC
19
Air Force
3
0
Independent
20
Iowa State
3
0
Big Eight
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 5 (10/9)
1
USC
5
0
 
Pacific-8
2
Oklahoma
3
0
Big Eight
3
Alabama
4
0
SEC
4
Ohio State
3
0
Big Ten
5
Michigan
4
0
Big Ten
6
Nebraska
3
1
Big Eight
7
Notre Dame
3
0
Independent
8
LSU
4
0
SEC
9
Auburn
4
0
SEC
10
Texas
3
0
Southwest
11
Tennessee
4
1
SEC
12
Washington
5
0
Pacific-8
13
Colorado
4
1
Big Eight
14
UCLA
4
1
Pacific-8
15
Penn State
3
1
Independent
16
Air Force
4
0
Independent
17
Stanford
3
1
Pacific-8
18
Iowa State
3
0
Big Eight
19
Oklahoma State
3
1
Big Eight
20
Arkansas
3
1
Southwest
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 6 (10/16)
1
USC
6
0
 
Pacific-8
2
Oklahoma
4
0
Big Eight
3
Alabama
5
0
SEC
4
Ohio State
4
0
Big Ten
5
Nebraska
4
1
Big Eight
6
Michigan
5
0
Big Ten
7
LSU
5
0
SEC
8
Notre Dame
4
0
Independent
9
Colorado
5
1
Big Eight
10
Tennessee
4
1
SEC
11
UCLA
5
1
Pacific-8
12
Penn State
4
1
Independent
13
Stanford
4
1
Pacific-8
14
Auburn
4
1
SEC
Texas
3
1
Southwest
16
Air Force
5
0
Independent
17
Arkansas
4
1
Southwest
18
Washington
5
1
Pacific-8
19
Arizona State
4
1
WAC
20
Iowa State
3
1
Big Eight
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 7 (10/23)
1
USC
7
0
 
Pacific-8
2
Alabama
6
0
SEC
3
Nebraska
5
1
Big Eight
4
Ohio State
5
0
Big Ten
5
Michigan
6
0
Big Ten
6
LSU
6
0
SEC
7
Colorado
6
1
Big Eight
8
Oklahoma
4
1
Big Eight
9
UCLA
6
1
Pacific-8
10
Texas
4
1
Southwest
11
Penn State
5
1
Independent
12
Auburn
5
1
SEC
13
Notre Dame
4
1
Independent
14
Tennessee
4
2
SEC
15
Iowa State
4
1
Big Eight
16
Arizona State
5
1
WAC
17
Florida State
6
1
Independent
18
Arkansas
4
2
Southwest
SMU
4
1
Southwest
West Virginia
5
2
Independent
Week 8 (10/30)
1
USC
8
0
 
Pacific-8
2
Alabama
7
0
SEC
3
Nebraska
6
1
Big Eight
4
Michigan
7
0
Big Ten
5
Ohio State
6
0
Big Ten
6
LSU
6
0
SEC
7
Oklahoma
5
1
Big Eight
8
UCLA
7
1
Pacific-8
9
Texas
5
1
Southwest
10
Penn State
6
1
Independent
11
Auburn
6
1
SEC
12
Notre Dame
5
1
Independent
13
Tennessee
5
2
SEC
14
Iowa State
5
1
Big Eight
15
Colorado
6
2
Big Eight
16
Missouri
4
3
Big Eight
17
Louisville
6
0
Missouri Valley
18
Texas Tech
6
1
Southwest
19
Air Force
6
1
Independent
20
Arkansas
5
2
Southwest
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 9 (11/6)
1
USC
9
0
 
Pacific-8
2
Alabama
8
0
SEC
3
Nebraska
7
1
Big Eight
4
Michigan
8
0
Big Ten
5
Ohio State
7
0
Big Ten
6
LSU
7
0
SEC
7
Oklahoma
6
1
Big Eight
8
UCLA
8
1
Pacific-8
9
Texas
6
1
Southwest
10
Penn State
7
1
Independent
11
Auburn
7
1
SEC
12
Notre Dame
6
1
Independent
13
Tennessee
6
2
SEC
14
Missouri
5
3
Big Eight
15
Texas Tech
7
1
Southwest
16
Colorado
6
3
Big Eight
17
Iowa State
5
2
Big Eight
18
North Carolina
6
1
ACC
19
Arizona State
6
2
WAC
20
Stanford
5
3
Pacific-8
Yale
5
1
Ivy League
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 10 (11/13)
1
USC
9
0
 
Pacific-8
2
Alabama
9
0
SEC
3
Michigan
9
0
Big Ten
4
Oklahoma
7
1
Big Eight
5
Nebraska
7
1
1
Big Eight
6
Penn State
8
1
 
Independent
7
Texas
7
1
Southwest
8
LSU
7
1
SEC
9
Ohio State
7
1
Big Ten
10
Notre Dame
7
1
Independent
11
Auburn
7
1
SEC
12
Iowa State
5
2
1
Big Eight
13
Tennessee
6
2
 
SEC
14
UCLA
8
2
Pacific-8
15
Colorado
7
3
Big Eight
16
North Carolina
7
1
ACC
17
Washington
8
2
Pacific-8
18
Arizona State
7
2
WAC
19
Missouri
5
4
Big Eight
20
Washington State
6
4
Pacific-8
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 11 (11/20)
1
USC
10
0
 
Pacific-8
2
Alabama
10
0
SEC
3
Michigan
10
0
Big Ten
4
Oklahoma
8
1
Big Eight
5
Nebraska
8
1
1
Big Eight
6
Penn State
9
1
 
Independent
7
Texas
8
1
Southwest
8
LSU
8
1
SEC
9
Ohio State
8
1
Big Ten
10
Auburn
8
1
SEC
11
Notre Dame
8
1
Independent
12
Tennessee
7
2
SEC
13
Colorado
8
3
Big Eight
14
UCLA
8
3
Pacific-8
15
North Carolina
8
1
ACC
16
Missouri
6
4
Big Eight
17
Iowa State
5
3
1
Big Eight
18
Arizona State
8
2
 
WAC
19
Washington State
7
4
Pacific-8
20
Texas Tech
8
2
Southwest
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 12 (11/27)
1
USC
10
0
 
Pacific-8
2
Alabama
10
0
SEC
3
Oklahoma
9
1
Big Eight
4
Ohio State
9
1
Big Ten
5
Penn State
10
1
Independent
6
Texas
9
1
Southwest
7
Michigan
10
1
Big Ten
8
Nebraska
8
2
1
Big Eight
9
Auburn
8
1
 
SEC
10
Notre Dame
8
1
Independent
11
LSU
8
1
1
SEC
12
Tennessee
8
2
 
SEC
13
Colorado
8
3
Big Eight
14
North Carolina
9
1
ACC
15
UCLA
8
3
Pacific-8
16
Arizona State
9
2
WAC
17
Louisville
9
1
Missouri Valley
18
West Virginia
8
3
Independent
19
Washington State
7
4
Pacific-8
20
Oklahoma State
6
4
Big Eight
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 13 (12/4)
1
USC
11
0
 
Pacific-8
2
Oklahoma
10
1
Big Eight
3
Ohio State
9
1
Big Ten
4
Alabama
10
1
SEC
5
Penn State
10
1
Independent
6
Auburn
9
1
SEC
7
Texas
9
1
Southwest
8
Michigan
10
1
Big Ten
9
Nebraska
8
2
1
Big Eight
10
LSU
9
1
1
SEC
11
Tennessee
9
2
 
SEC
12
Notre Dame
8
2
Independent
13
Colorado
8
3
Big Eight
14
UCLA
8
3
Pacific-8
15
Arizona State
9
2
WAC
16
North Carolina
9
1
ACC
17
Louisville
9
1
Missouri Valley
18
West Virginia
8
3
Independent
19
Washington State
7
4
Pacific-8
20
Purdue
6
5
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
 
Postseason
1
USC
12
0
 
Pacific-8
2
Oklahoma
11
1
Big Eight
3
Texas
10
1
Southwest
4
Nebraska
9
2
1
Big Eight
5
Auburn
10
1
 
SEC
6
Michigan
10
1
Big Ten
7
Alabama
10
2
SEC
8
Tennessee
10
2
SEC
9
Ohio State
9
2
Big Ten
10
Penn State
10
2
Independent
11
LSU
9
2
1
SEC
12
North Carolina
11
1
 
ACC
13
Arizona State
10
2
WAC
14
Notre Dame
8
3
Independent
15
UCLA
8
3
Pacific-8
16
Colorado
8
4
Big Eight
17
NC State
8
3
1
ACC
18
Louisville
9
1
 
Missouri Valley
19
Washington State
7
4
Pacific-8
20
Georgia Tech
7
4
1
Independent
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