1969 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON REVISITED

1969 FINAL AP TOP 20
1Texas11-0-0
2Penn State11-0-0
3Southern Cal10-0-1
4Ohio State8-1-0
5Notre Dame8-2-1
6Missouri9-2-0
7Arkansas9-2-0
8Mississippi8-3-0
9Michigan8-3-0
10LSU9-1-0
11Nebraska9-2-0
12Houston9-2-0
13UCLA8-1-1
14Florida9-1-1
15Tennessee9-2-0
16Colorado8-3-0
17W.Virginia10-1-0
18Purdue8-2-0
19Stanford7-2-1
20Auburn8-3-0
Here is a glance back at the 1969 college football season. Despite a second consecutive undefeated season Penn State finished 2nd behind Texas in both major polls. This season included the famous Texas-Arkansas game, in which President Nixon declared the winner, Texas, the national champion.

Here are the relevant schedules and bowl games for the 1969 season. Rankings listed in schedules are from the final AP poll.

Please contact me with any thoughts or corrections.

Bowl Games with Top 20 Teams
Cotton#1 Texas 21#5 Notre Dame 17
Orange#2 Penn State 10#6 Missouri 3
Rose#3 USC 10#9 Michigan 3
Sugar#8 Mississippi 27#7 Arkansas 22
Liberty#16 Colorado 47Alabama 33
Sun#11 Nebraska 45Georgia 6
Gator#14 Florida 14#15 Tennessee 13
Peach#17 W.Virginia 14S.Carolina 3
Bluebonnet#12 Houston 36#20 Auburn 7
1969 FINAL UPI TOP 20
1Texas11-0-0
2Penn State11-0-0
3Arkansas9-2-0
4Southern Cal10-0-1
5Ohio State8-1-0
6Missouri9-2-0
7LSU9-1-0
8Michigan8-3-0
9Notre Dame8-2-1
10UCLA8-1-1
11Tennessee9-2-0
12Nebraska9-2-0
13Mississippi8-3-0
14Stanford7-2-1
15Auburn8-3-0
16Houston9-2-0
17Florida9-1-1
18Purdue8-2-0
18San Diego State11-0-0
18W.Virginia10-1-0

#2 PENN STATE 11-0-0
at Navy (1-9)W4522
#16 COLORADO (8-3)W273
at Kansas State (5-5)W1714
#17 WEST VIRGINIA (10-1)W200
at Syracuse (5-5)W1514
OHIO (5-4-1)W423
BOSTON COLLEGE (5-4)W3816
MARYLAND (3-7)W480
at Pitt (4-6)W277
at N.C. State (3-6-1)W338
#6 MISSOURI (9-2) Orange BowlW103
32290
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 49-50-3
Opponents Bowl Record: 2-0
W-Colorado 47 Alabama 33
W-W.Virginia 14 S.Carolina 3
#1 TEXAS 11-0-0
at California (5-5)W170
TEXAS TECH (5-5)W497
NAVY (1-9)W5617
OKLAHOMA (6-4)W2717
RICE (3-7)W310
at SMU (3-7)W4514
BAYLOR (0-10)W5614
TCU (4-6)W697
at Texas A&M (3-7)W4912
at #7 Arkansas (9-2)W1514
#5 NOTRE DAME (8-2-1) Cotton BowlW2117
435119
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 39-62-0
Opponents Bowl Record: 0-1
L-Mississippi 27 Arkansas 22


#5 NOTRE DAME 8-2-1
NORTHWESTERN (3-7)W3510
at #18 Purdue (8-2)L1428
MICHIGAN STATE (4-6)W4228
ARMY (4-5-1)W450
#3 Southern Cal (10-0-1)T1414
at Tulane (3-7)W370
NAVY (1-9)W470
at Pittsburgh (4-6)W497
at Georgia Tech (4-6)W3820
AIR FORCE (6-4)W136
#1 TEXAS (11-0-0) Cotton BowlL1721
351134
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 47-52-1
Opponents Bowl Record: 1-0
W-USC 10 Michigan 3
#7 ARKANSAS 9-2-0
OKLAHOMA STATE (5-5)W390
TULSA (1-9)W550
TEXAS CHRISTIAN (4-6)W246
at Baylor (0-10)W217
WICHITA STATE (2-8)W5214
TEXAS A&M (3-7)W3513
at Rice (3-7)W306
at SMU (3-7)W2815
TEXAS TECH (5-5)W330
#1 TEXAS (11-0)L1415
#8 MISSISSIPPI (8-3-0) Sugar BowlL2227
353103
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 37-64-0
Opponents Bowl Record: 1-0
W-Texas 21 Notre Dame 17
#6 MISSOURI 9-2-0
AIR FORCE (6-4)W1917
ILLINOIS (0-10)W376
at #9 Michigan (8-3)W4017
#11 NEBRASKA (9-2)W177
OKLAHOMA STATE (5-5)W3121
at #16 Colorado (8-3)L2431
KANSAS STATE (5-5)W4138
OKLAHOMA (6-4)W4410
at Iowa State (3-7)W4013
at Kansas (1-9)W6921
#2 PENN STATE (11-0) Orange BowlL310
365191
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 51-52-0
Opponents Bowl Record: 2-1
L-Southern Cal 10 Michigan 3
W-Nebraska 45 Georgia 6
W-Colorado 47 Alabama 33





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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