1994 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON REVISITED

1994 FINAL AP TOP 25
1Nebraska13-0-0
2Penn State12-0-0
3Colorado11-1-0
4Florida State10-1-1
5Alabama12-1-0
6Miami Fla10-2-0
7Florida10-2-1
8Texas A&M10-0-1
9Auburn9-1-1
10Utah10-2-0
11Oregon9-4-0
12Michigan8-4-0
13Southern Cal8-3-1
14Ohio State9-4-0
15Virginia9-3-0
16Colorado State10-2-0
17N.C. State9-3-0
18BYU10-3-0
19Kansas State9-3-0
20Arizona8-4-0
21Washington State8-4-0
22Tennessee8-4-0
23Boston College7-4-1
24Mississippi State8-4-0
25Texas8-4-0
Here is a glance back at the 1994 college football season. Despite an undefeated season and fielding one of the greatest college offenses of all time, Penn State finished 2nd behind Nebraska in both major polls. Two Hail Marys influenced the final polls - both to Penn State's detriment. Colorado's Kordell Stewart's famous Hail Mary defeated Michigan on the final play, boosting Colorado's ranking. Indiana also completed a Hail Mary and a 2-point conversion on the game's final play against Penn State, making the score appear to be closer than the actual game.

Here are the relevant schedules and bowl games for the 1994 season. Rankings listed in schedules are from the final AP poll.

Please contact me with any thoughts or corrections.

Relevant Bowl Games
Orange#1 Nebraska 24#6 Miami Fla 17
Rose#2 Penn State 38#11 Oregon 20
Fiesta#3 Colorado 41Notre Dame 24
Sugar#4 Florida State 23#7 Florida 17
Citrus#5 Alabama 24#14 Ohio State 17
Cotton#13 USC 55Texas Tech 14
Holiday#12 Michigan 24#16 Colorado State 14
LibertyIllinois 30East Carolina 0
Aloha#23 Boston College 12#19 Kansas State 7
Copper#18 BYU 31Oklahoma 6
Peach#17 N.C. State 28#24 Mississippi State 24
CarquestS.Carolina 24West Virginia 21
Hall of FameWisconsin 34Duke 20
1994 FINAL CNN
USA Today TOP 25
1Nebraska13-0-0
2Penn State12-0-0
3Colorado11-1-0
4Alabama12-1-0
5Florida State10-1-1
6Miami Fla10-2-0
7Florida10-2-1
8Utah10-2-0
9Ohio State9-4-0
10BYU10-3-0
11Oregon9-4-0
12Michigan8-4-0
13Virginia9-3-0
14Colorado State10-2-0
15Southern Cal8-3-1
16Kansas State9-3-0
17N.C. State9-3-0
18Tennessee8-4-0
19Washington State8-4-0
20Arizona8-4-0
21North Carolina8-4-0
22Boston College7-4-1
23Texas8-4-0
24Virginia Tech8-4-0
25Mississippi State8-4-0

#2 PENN STATE 12-0-0
at Minnesota (3-8)W563
#13 USC (8-3-1)W3814
IOWA (5-5-1)W6121
RUTGERS (5-5-1)W5527
at Temple (2-9)W4821
at #12 Michigan (8-4)W3124
#14 OHIO STATE (9-4)W6314
at Indiana (6-5)W3529
at Illinois (7-5)W3531
NORTHWESTERN (3-7-1)W4517
MICHIGAN STATE (5-6)W5931
#11 OREGON (9-4) Rose BowlW3820
564252
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 61-61-4
Opponents Bowl Record: 3-1
W-USC 55 Texas Tech 14
W-Michigan 24 Colorado State 14
L-Alabama 24 Ohio State 17
W-Illinois 30 E. Carolina 0
#1 NEBRASKA 13-0-0
WEST VIRGINIA (7-6)W310
at Texas Tech (6-6)W4216
UCLA (5-6)W4921
PACIFIC (6-5)W7021
WYOMING (6-6)W4232
OKLAHOMA STATE (3-7-1)W323
at #19 Kansas State (9-3)W176
at Missouri (3-8-1)W427
#3 COLORADO (11-1)W247
KANSAS (6-5)W4517
at Iowa State (0-10-1)W2812
at Oklahoma (6-6)W133
#6 Miami Fla (10-2) Orange BowlW247
459162
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 68-69-3
Opponents Bowl Record: 1-4
L-S.Carolina 24 W.Virginia 21
L-USC 55 Texas Tech 14
L-Boston College 12 Kansas State 7
W-Colorado 41 Notre Dame 24
L-BYU 31 Oklahoma 6


#3 COLORADO 11-1-0
LOUISIANA-MONROE (3-8)W4813
WISCONSIN (7-4-1)W5517
at #12 Michigan (8-4)W2726
at #25 Texas (8-4)W3431
at Missouri (3-8-1)W3823
OKLAHOMA (6-6)W457
at #19 Kansas State (9-3)W3521
at #1 Nebraska (13-0)L724
OKLAHOMA STATE (3-7-1)W173
at Kansas (6-5)W5126
IOWA STATE (0-10-1)W4120
NOTRE DAME (6-5-1) Fiesta BowlW4127
439235
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 66-59-4
Opponents Bowl Record: 4-2
W-Wisconsin 34 Duke 20
W-Michigan 24 Colorado State 14
W-Texas 35 N.Carolina 31
L-BYU 31 Oklahoma 6
L-Boston College 12 Kansas St 7
W-Nebraska 24 Miami Fla 17
#6 MIAMI FLA 10-2-0
GEORGIA SOUTHERN (I-AA)W560
at Arizona State (3-8)W4710
WASHINGTON (7-4)L2038
at Rutgers (5-5-1)W243
#4 FLORIDA STATE (10-1-1)W3420
at West Virginia (7-6)W386
VIRGINIA TECH (8-4)W243
at Syracuse (7-4)W276
PITTSBURGH (3-8)W1712
at Temple (2-9)W3814
#23 BOSTON COLLEGE (7-4-1)W237
#1 NEBRASKA (12-0) Orange BowlL1724
365143
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 59-53-3
Opponents Bowl Record: 2-2
W-Florida State 23 Florida 17
L-South Carolina 24 W Virginia 21
L-Tennessee 45 Virginia Tech 23
W-Boston College 12 Kansas St 7


#11 OREGON 9-4-0
PORTLAND STATE (non-1A)W5816
at Hawaii (3-8-1)L1636
#10 UTAH (10-2)L1634
Iowa (5-5-1)W4018
at #13 Southern Cal (8-3-1)W227
at #21 Washington State (8-4)L721
CALIFORNIA (4-7)W237
WASHINGTON (7-4)W3120
#20 ARIZONA (8-4)W109
ARIZONA STATE (3-8)W3410
at Stanford (3-7-1)W5521
at Oregon State (4-7)W1713
#2 PENN STATE (12-0) Rose BowlL2038
349250
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 63-59-4
Opponents Bowl Record: 3-1
W,L-Utah 16 Arizona 13
W-Southern Cal 55 Texas Tech 14
W-Washington State 10 Baylor 3
#12 MICHIGAN 8-4-0
#23 BOSTON COLLEGE (7-4-1)W3426
at Notre Dame (6-5-1)W2624
#3 COLORADO (11-1)L2627
at Iowa (5-5-1)W2914
MICHIGAN STATE (5-6)W4020
#2 PENN STATE (12-0)L2431
at Illinois (7-5)W1914
WISCONSIN (7-4-1)L1931
at Purdue (4-5-2)W4523
MINNESOTA (3-8)W3822
at #14 Ohio State (9-4)L622
#16 COLORADO STATE (10-2-0) Holiday BowlW2414
330268
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 76-47-6
Opponents Bowl Record: 5-2
W-Boston College 12 Kansas St 7
W,L-Colorado 41 Notre Dame 24
W-Penn State 38 Oregon 20
W-Illinois 30 E. Carolina 0
W-Wisconsin 34 Duke 20
L-Alabama 24 Ohio State 17


#14 OHIO STATE 9-4-0
Fresno State (5-7-1)W3410
at Washington (7-4)L1625
PITTSBURGH (3-8)W273
HOUSTON (1-10)W520
at Northwestern (3-7-1)W1715
ILLINOIS (7-5)L1024
at Michigan State (5-6)W237
PURDUE (4-5-2)W4814
at #2 Penn State (12-0)L1463
WISCONSIN (7-4-1)W243
at Indiana (6-5)W3217
#12 MICHIGAN (8-4)W226
#5 ALABAMA (12-1) Citrus BowlL1724
336211
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 68-65-5
Opponents Bowl Record: 4-0
W-Illinois 30 E. Carolina 0
W-Penn State 38 Oregon 20
W-Wisconsin 34 Duke 20
W-Michigan 24 Colorado State 14
#19 KANSAS STATE 9-3-0
LA-LAFAYETTE (6-5)W346
RICE (5-6)W2718
MINNESOTA (3-8)W350
at Kansas (6-5)W2113
#1 NEBRASKA (13-0)L617
at #3 Colorado (11-1)L2135
at Oklahoma (6-6)W3720
IOWA STATE (0-10-1)W3820
at Missouri (3-8-1)W2118
OKLAHOMA STATE (3-7-1)W236
at UNLV (7-5)W423
#23 BOSTON COLLEGE (7-4-1) Aloha BowlL712
312168
Reg Season Opponents Rec: 63-61-3
Opponents Bowl Record: 3-1
W-Nebraska 24 Miami Fla 17
W-Colorado 41 Notre Dame 27
L-BYU 31 Oklahoma 6
W-UNLV 52 C. Michigan 24





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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