1968 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON REVISITED

1968 FINAL AP TOP 20
1Ohio State10-0-0
2Penn State11-0-0
3Texas9-1-1
4Southern Cal9-1-1
5Notre Dame7-2-1
6Arkansas10-1-0
7Kansas9-2-0
8Georgia8-1-2
9Missouri8-3-0
10Purdue8-2-0
11Oklahoma7-4-0
12Michigan8-2-0
13Tennessee8-2-1
14SMU8-3-0
15Oregon State7-3-0
16Auburn7-4-0
17Alabama8-3-0
18Houston6-2-2
19LSU8-3-0
20Ohio10-1-0
Here is a glance back at the 1968 college football season. Despite an undefeated season Penn State finished 2nd in both major polls. #1 Ohio State defeated #2 Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl to become consensus champions.

Penn State's 15-14 victory over Kansas included a late touchdown and the famous second-chance two point conversion, after Kansas was called for having 12 men on the field on Penn State's first 2-point attempt.

Here are the relevant schedules and bowl games for the 1968 season. Rankings listed in schedules are from the final AP poll.

Please contact me with any thoughts or corrections.

1968 Bowl Games
Rose#1 Ohio State 27#4 Southern Cal 16
Orange#2 Penn State 15#7 Kansas 14
Cotton#3 Texas 36#13 Tennessee 13
Sugar#6 Arkansas 16#8 Georgia 2
LibertyMississippi 34Virginia Tech 17
TangerineRichmond 49#20 Ohio 42
Sun#16 Auburn 34Arizona 10
Gator#9 Missouri 35#17 Alabama 10
Peach#19 LSU 31Florida State 27
Bluebonnet#14 SMU 28#11 Oklahoma 27
1968 FINAL UPI TOP 20
1Ohio State10-0-0
2Southern Cal9-1-1
3Penn State11-0-0
4Georgia8-1-2
5Texas9-1-1
6Kansas9-2-0
7Tennessee8-2-1
8Notre Dame7-2-1
9Arkansas10-1-0
10Oklahoma7-4-0
11Purdue8-2-0
12Alabama8-3-0
13Oregon State7-3-0
14Florida State8-3-0
15Michigan8-2-0
16SMU8-3-0
17Missouri8-3-0
18Ohio10-1-0
Minnesota6-4-0
20Houston6-2-2
Stanford6-3-1

#2 PENN STATE 11-0
NAVY (2-8)W316
KANSAS STATE (4-6)W259
at West Virginia (7-3)W3120
at UCLA (3-7)W216
at Boston College (6-3)W290
ARMY (7-3)W2824
MIAMI FLA (5-5)W227
at Maryland (2-8)W5713
at Pitt (1-9)W659
SYRACUSE (6-4)W3012
#7 KANSAS (9-2) Orange BowlW1514
354120
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 43-56
Opponents Bowl Record: 0-0
#1 OHIO STATE 10-0
#14 SMU (8-3)W3514
OREGON (4-6)W216
#10 PURDUE (8-2)W130
NORTHWESTERN (1-9)W4521
at Illinois (1-9)W3124
MICHIGAN STATE (5-5)W2520
at Wisconsin (0-10)W438
at Iowa (5-5)W3327
#12 MICHIGAN (8-2)W5014
#4 USC (9-1-1) Rose BowlW2716
323150
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 40-51
Opponents Bowl Record: 1-0
W-SMU 28 Oklahoma 27


#7 KANSAS 9-2
at Illinois (1-9)W477
INDIANA (6-4)W3820
NEW MEXICO (0-10)W687
at Nebraska (6-4)W2313
OKLAHOMA STATE (3-7)W4914
at Iowa State (3-7)W4625
COLORADO (4-6)W2714
#11 OKLAHOMA (7-4)L2327
at Kansas State (4-6)W3829
at #9 Missouri (8-3)W2119
#2 PENN STATE (11-0) Orange BowlL1415
394190
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 42-60
Opponents Bowl Record: 1-1
L-SMU 28 Oklahoma 27
W-Missouri 35 Alabama 10
#4 SOUTHERN CAL 9-1-1
at Minnesota (6-4)W2920
at Northwestern (1-9)W247
MIAMI FLA (5-5)W283
at Stanford (6-3-1)W2724
WASHINGTON (3-5-2)W147
at Oregon (4-6)W2013
CALIFORNIA (7-3-1)W3517
#15 OREGON STATE (7-3)W1713
at UCLA (3-7)W2816
#5 NOTRE DAME (7-2-1)T2121
#1 OHIO STATE (10-0) Rose BowlL1627
259168
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 49-47-5
Opponents Bowl Record: 0-0





SOURCES:
http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~dwilson/rsfc/history/APpolls.txt
http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~dwilson/rsfc/history/CoachPolls.txt
http://www.jhowell.net/cf/scores/ScoresIndex.htm
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