1968 NCAA College Division football rankings

The 1968 NCAA College Division football rankings are from the United Press International poll of College Division head coaches and from the Associated Press. The 1968 NCAA College Division football season was the 11th year UPI published a Coaches Poll in what was termed the "Small College" division and the ninth year for the AP version of the poll. This was the first year AP had a "Top 20" instead of a "Top 10".

The AP poll did not include Win/Loss records in the weekly rankings until the fifth week of polling. In the UPI poll, the Win/Loss records were published for the Top 10 in all weeks. If a team's record was provided in one poll in a particular week, it's been copied to the other poll.

Legend

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The AP poll

Week 1
Sept 26[1]
Week 2
Oct 3[2]
Week 3
Oct 10[3]
Week 4
Oct 17[4]
Week 5
Oct 24[5]
Week 6
Oct 31[6]
Week 7
Nov 7[7]
Week 8
Nov 14[8]
Week 9
Nov 21[9]
Week 10
Nov 28[10]
Week 11
Dec 5[11]
1.San Diego State (2–0) (12)San Diego State (3–0) (12)San Diego State (3–0) (9)San Diego State (4–0) (10)San Diego State (5–0) (10)San Diego State (6–0) (14)San Diego State (7–0) (10)San Diego State (8–0) (11)San Diego State (8–0) (12)North Dakota State (9–0) (5)North Dakota State (9–0) (6)1.
2.Eastern Kentucky (1–0) (1)North Dakota State (3–0)North Dakota State (4–0) (1)North Dakota State (5–0)North Dakota State (6–0)North Dakota State (7–0)North Dakota State (8–0) (1)North Dakota State (9–0) (1)North Dakota State (7–2) (1)San Diego State (8–0–1) (3)San Diego State (9–0–1) (3)2.
3.North Dakota State (2–0)Eastern Kentucky (2–0) (2)Eastern Kentucky (3–0)Eastern Kentucky (4–0)Western Kentucky (6–0) (2)Chattanooga (7–0) (1)Chattanooga (8–0) (1)New Mexico Highlands (9–0)New Mexico Highlands (9–0)New Mexico Highlands (9–0) (1)Chattanooga (10–1) (1)3.
4.Lenoir–RhyneNorthern Michigan (4–0)Northern Michigan (4–0) (1)Western Kentucky (4–0) (2)New Mexico Highlands (7–0)New Mexico Highlands (8–0)New Mexico Highlands (9–0) (1)Tampa (7–1)Chattanooga (9–1)Chattanooga (10–1) (1)New Mexico Highlands (9–0)4.
5.AkronLenoir–RhyneNew Mexico Highlands (4–0)Texas A&I (4–0) (1)Chattanooga (6–0)Weber State (6–0)Tampa (6–1)Chattanooga (8–1)IUP (9–0) (1)IUP (9–0) (1)IUP (9–0) (1)5.
6.Texas–Arlington (1–1) [note 1]Weber StateTexas A&I (3–0) (1)New Mexico Highlands (5–0)Weber State (6–0)Tampa (5–1)Eastern Kentucky (6–1)Eastern Kentucky (7–1) (1)Texas A&I (8–1) (1)Texas A&I (9–1) (1)Texas A&I (10–1) (1)6.
7.Northern Michigan (3–0) (1)Texas A&I (2–0)Weber StateWeber State (4–0)Northern Michigan (6–1)Eastern Kentucky (5–1)IUP (8–0) (1)Texas A&I (7–1) (1)Tampa (7–2)Eastern Michigan (8–2)Eastern Michigan (8–2)7.
8.Central MichiganNew Mexico Highlands (3–0)Lenoir–Rhyne (1)Northern MichiganArkansas State (6–1) (1)IUP (7–0) (1)Texas A&I (6–2)Western Kentucky (8–1)Eastern Michigan (8–2)South Dakota (9–1)South Dakota (9–1)8.
9.Fairmont StateFairmont StateMorgan StateChattanooga (4–0)IUP (6–0)Morgan State (5–0)Western Kentucky (7–1)IUP (9–0) (1)Western Kentucky (8–1–1)Eastern Kentucky (8–2)Eastern Kentucky (8–2)9.
10.Texas A&I (1–0)Tennessee A&IWestern Kentucky (1)Arkansas State (4–1)Texas A&I (4–2)Western Kentucky (6–1)Arkansas State (7–1–1)Weber State (7–1)Eastern Kentucky (7–2)Willamette (9–0) (2)Southwestern Louisiana (8–2)10.
11.Tennessee A&ILouisiana Tech (2–0)Arkansas State (3–1)Morgan StateEastern Kentucky (4–1)Texas A&I (5–2)Weber State (6–1)Central Missouri (7–0–1) (1)Morgan State (7–1)Morgan State (8–1)Troy State (9–1)11.
12.Weber StateTexas–ArlingtonLouisiana Tech (2–1)Texas–ArlingtonMorgan State (4–0)Texas–Arlington (4–3)Lenoir–Rhyne (6–1)Morgan State (6–1)Willamette (9–0)ManualMorgan State (8–1)12.
13.New Mexico HighlandsMorgan StateTennessee A&IIUP (1)Appalachian State (5–0) (2)Arkansas State (6–1–1)Appalachian State (6–1)Troy State (8–1)South Dakota (9–1)Humboldt State (9–1) (1)Willamette (9–0)13.
14.Western KentuckyEastern Washington (2–0)Trinity (TX)Tampa (3–1)Tampa (4–1)Northern Michigan (6–2)Morgan State (5–1)South Dakota (8–1)Central Missouri (7–1–1)Troy State (9–1)Tampa (7–3)14.
15.Louisiana TechArkansas StateIUP (1)Appalachian State (1)Akron (4–2)Akron (4–2)Akron (5–2)Akron (6–2)Troy State (9–1)Western Kentucky (8–2–1) (1)Arkansas State (7–2–1)15.
16.WittenbergWestern KentuckyTampa (3–0)Trinity (TX)East Texas State (4–1)Central Michigan (6–1) (1)Troy State (8–0)Willamette (8–0)Akron (6–2–1)Tampa (7–3)Humboldt State (9–1)16.
17.West ChesterTampa тChattanooga (3–0)Tennessee A&ILenoir–Rhyne (4–1) тEast Texas State (4–1)Kings Point (7–0)Texas–Arlington (5–3)Kings Point (7–1)Akron (7–2–1)Akron (7–2–1)17.
18.Eastern Michigan тAkron тIllinois StateEastern MichiganTennessee State (3–1) тLenoir–Rhyne (5–1)Texas–Arlington (7–1) тAppalachian State (7–1) тHumboldt State (8–1)Arkansas State (7–2–1)Ferris State (7–0–1)18.
19.Eastern Washington (1–0) тIUPWittenbergEmory & HenryTexas–Arlington (3–3) тTroy State (7–0) тEmory & Henry (7–1) тHumboldt State (7–1) тArkansas State (7–2–1)Central Missouri (7–1–1)Wilkes (8–0) т19.
20.Carson–NewmanTrinity (TX)Fairmont StateLenoir–RhyneTroy State (6–0) тAppalachian State (5–1) тNorthern Michigan (6–3)Kings Point (7–1)Weber State (7–2)Ferris State (7–0–1)Western Kentucky (8–2–1) т20.
21.    Willamette (5–0) т      21.
Week 1
Sept 26[1]
Week 2
Oct 3[2]
Week 3
Oct 10[3]
Week 4
Oct 17[4]
Week 5
Oct 24[5]
Week 6
Oct 31[6]
Week 7
Nov 7[7]
Week 8
Nov 14[8]
Week 9
Nov 21[9]
Week 10
Nov 28[10]
Week 11
Dec 5[11]
Dropped:
  • 8 Central Michigan
  • 16 Wittenberg
  • 17 West Chester
  • 18 Eastern Michigan
  • 20 Carson–Newman
Dropped:
  • 12 Texas–Arlington
  • 14 Eastern Washington
  • 18 Akron
Dropped:
  • 12 Louisiana Tech
  • 18 Illinois State
  • 19 Wittenberg
  • 20 Fairmont State
Dropped:
  • 16 Trinity (TX)
  • 17 Tennessee A&I
  • 18 Eastern Michigan
  • 19 Emory & Henry
Dropped:
  • 18 Tennessee State
  • 20 Willamette
Dropped:
  • 16 Central Michigan
  • 17 East Texas State
Dropped:
  • 10 Arkansas State
  • 12 Lenoir–Rhyne
  • 19 Emory & Henry
  • 20 Northern Michigan
Dropped:
  • 17 Texas–Arlington
  • 18 Appalachian State
Dropped:
  • 17 Kings Point
  • 20 Weber State
Dropped:
19 Central Missouri

The UPI Coaches poll

Week 1
Sept 25[12]
Week 2
Oct 2[13]
Week 3
Oct 9[14]
Week 4
Oct 16[15]
Week 5
Oct 23[16]
Week 6
Oct 30[17]
Week 7
Nov 6[18]
Week 8
Nov 13[19]
Week 9
Nov 20[20]
Week 10
Nov 27[21]
1.San Diego State (2–0) (26)San Diego State (3–0) (27)San Diego State (3–0) (25)San Diego State (4–0) (25)San Diego State (5–0) (22)San Diego State (6–0) (26)San Diego State (7–0) (28)San Diego State (8–0)San Diego State (8–0) (29)San Diego State (8–0–1) (21)1.
2.North Dakota State (2–0) (2)North Dakota State (3–0) (4)North Dakota State (4–0) (5)North Dakota State (5–0) (4)North Dakota State (6–0) (5)North Dakota State (7–0) (3)North Dakota State (8–0) (3)North Dakota State (9–0)North Dakota State (9–0) (3)North Dakota State (9–0) (9)2.
3.Northern Michigan (3–0)Northern Michigan (4–0) (1)Texas A&I (3–0)Texas A&I (4–0)New Mexico Highlands (6–0) (4)Chattanooga (6–0)Chattanooga (7–0)Tampa (8–1)New Mexico Highlands (9–0) (2)Chattanooga (9–1)3.
4.Eastern Kentucky (1–0) (2)Eastern Kentucky (2–0) (1)Northern Michigan (4–0) (1)Eastern Kentucky (4–0) (1)Chattanooga (5–0)Tampa (5–1)Tampa (6–1)New Mexico Highlands (9–0)Chattanooga (8–1)New Mexico Highlands (9–0) (4)4.
5.Texas A&I (1–0)Texas A&I (2–0) (1)Eastern Kentucky (3–0)New Mexico Highlands (5–0) (3)Tampa (4–1)New Mexico Highlands (7–0) (4)New Mexico Highlands (8–0) (3)Chattanooga (7–1)Texas A&I (8–1)Texas A&I (9–1)5.
6.West Chester State (1–0)Eastern Washington (2–0)New Mexico Highlands (4–0) (1)Chattanooga (4–0)Western Kentucky (5–0) (2)Weber State (6–0) (1)Eastern Kentucky (6–1)Eastern Kentucky (7–1)Morgan State (7–1)Morgan State (8–1)6.
7.Texas–Arlington (1–1)New Mexico Highlands (3–0)Chattanooga (3–0) (1)Arkansas State (4–1)Weber State (5–0) (1)Morgan State (5–0)Texas A&I (6–1)Texas A&I (7–1)Tampa (7–2)Troy State (9–1)7.
8.Eastern Washington (1–0)Louisiana Tech (2–0)Tampa (3–0) (1)Tampa (3–1)Morgan State (4–0)Eastern Kentucky (5–1)Troy State (8–0) (1)Weber State (7–1)Western Kentucky (7–1–1)Eastern Kentucky (8–2)8.
9.Montana State (2–0)Chattanooga (2–0)Arkansas State (3–1)Western Kentucky (4–0) (1)Northern Michigan (5–1)Texas A&I (5–1)Arkansas State (6–1)Morgan State (6–1)Troy State (9–1)Adams State (8–1)9.
10.Southwest Texas State (1–0)Adams State (2–0)Louisiana Tech (2–1)Weber State (4–0)Texas A&I (4–1)Troy State (6–0) (1)Weber State (6–1)Western Kentucky (7–1)Adams State (8–1)Humboldt State (9–1)10.
11.Fairmont StateArkansas StateWeber StateMorgan StateArkansas State (6–1)Arkansas State (6–1–1)Morgan State (5–1)Adams StateEastern Kentucky (7–2)Tampa (7–3)11.
12.New Mexico HighlandsMontana StateTexas–ArlingtonC.W. PostTroy State (6–0)Western Kentucky (6–1)Western Kentucky (7–1)Willamette (8–0)Humboldt State (8–1)Willamette (9–0)12.
13.San Francisco StateTexas–ArlingtonMorgan StateAlcorn A&MEastern Kentucky (4–1)WillametteWillametteHumboldt State (7–1)IUP (9–0)IUP (9–0)13.
14.Adams StateTempleWestern KentuckyTexas–ArlingtonEast Texas State (4–1)Northern Michigan (6–2)Arkansas TechNorth Carolina A&TWillamette (9–0)Arkansas State (7–2–1)14.
15.UMass [note 2]Morgan StateLenoir–RhyneNorthern IowaWillamette (5–0)Florida A&MAdams StateIUP (9–0)Weber State (7–2)Delaware15.
16.Chattanooga (1) тAlcorn A&MAlcorn A&MTroy StateArkansas TechTexas–Arlington (4–3)Florida A&MTroy State (8–1)Arkansas State (7–2–1)Weber State16.
17.Eastern Michigan тFairmont StateWest Chester StateMontana StateAppalachian State (5–0) тAshland тEast Texas StateGustavus AdolphusNorth Carolina A&TWestern Kentucky (8–2–1)17.
18.Louisiana Tech (1)West Chester State тNorthern IowaColorado State (Greeley) тAdams State тAdams State тKings Point (7–0)Eastern Michigan тKings Point (7–1) тFresno State18.
19.Whitewater [note 3]Western Kentucky тC.W. PostWillamette тSt. Norbert [note 4]Arkansas Tech тAlcorn StateCentral Missouri (7–0–1) тFlorida A&M тKings Point т19.
20.Alcorn A&MWeber StateEastern Washington тAppalachian State тTexas–Arlington (3–3) тKings Point тHumboldt StateKings Point (7–1) тDelawareFlorida A&M т20.
21.  Willamette т Gustavus Adolphus тEast Texas State (4–1) т   North Carolina A&T т21.
22.     Arkansas State College т    22.
Week 1
Sept 25[12]
Week 2
Oct 2[13]
Week 3
Oct 9[14]
Week 4
Oct 16[15]
Week 5
Oct 23[16]
Week 6
Oct 30[17]
Week 7
Nov 6[18]
Week 8
Nov 13[19]
Week 9
Nov 20[20]
Week 10
Nov 27[21]
Dropped:
  • 10 Southwest Texas State
  • 13 San Francisco State
  • 15 UMass
  • 17 Eastern Michigan
  • 19 Whitewater
Dropped:
  • 10 Adams State
  • 12 Montana State
  • 14 Temple
  • 17 Fairmont State
Dropped:
  • 4 Northern Michigan
  • 10 Louisiana Tech
  • 15 Lenoir–Rhyne
  • 17 West Chester State
  • 20 Eastern Washington
Dropped:
  • 12 C.W. Post
  • 13 Alcorn A&M
  • 15 Northern Iowa
  • 17 Montana State
  • 18 Colorado State (Greeley)
Dropped:
  • 17 Appalachian State
  • 19 St. Norbert
  • 20 Gustavus Adolphus
Dropped:
  • 14 Northern Michigan
  • 16 Texas–Arlington
  • 17 Ashland
  • 20 Arkansas State College
Dropped:
  • 9 Arkansas State
  • 14 Arkansas Tech
  • 16 Florida A&M
  • 17 East Texas State
  • 19 Alcorn State
Dropped:
  • 17 Gustavus Adolphus
  • 18 Eastern Michigan
  • 19 Central Missouri
None

Notes

  1. ^ In the actual printed polls, Texas–Arlington was listed as Texas at Arlington (UPI)
  2. ^ In the actual printed polls, UMass was listed as Massachusetts
  3. ^ In the actual printed polls, Whitewater State was listed as Whitewater
  4. ^ In the actual printed polls, St. Norbert was listed as St. Norbert’s

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