National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Division 1A 1991-92

NCAA F D1 Final Standings 1991

Big East Conference
*Miami Hurricanes (C)1100364100
*Syracuse Orangemen920297183
Pittsburgh Panthers650244241
Rutgers Scarlet Knights650217217
West Virginia Mountaineers650187224
Virginia Tech Hokies560275229
Boston College Eagles470247239
Temple Owls290145290
ACC Atlantic Coast Conference
*Clemson Tigers (C)60118090911304144
*North Carolina State Wolfpack520163150920270185
*Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets52016591750265197
*Virginia Cavaliers42118590821313119
North Carolina Tar Heels340131118740282119
Maryland Terrapins25087163290138302
Duke Blue Devils16085174461231280
Wake Forest Deacons16086194380195300
SEC Southeastern Conference
*Florida Gators (C)700226741010361152
*Alabama Crimson Tide6101281011010294118
*Tennessee Volunteers520190136920335221
*Georgia Bulldogs430192163830312204
*Mississippi State Bulldogs430127192740276156
Vanderbilt Commodores340127192560205297
Louisians State LSU Tigers340116157560248283
Auburn Tigers250128170560233214
Mississippi Rebels160148189560242223
Kentucky Wildcats070113212380190268
Big Ten Conference
*Michigan Wolverines (C)8001901391010330166
*Iowa Hawkeyes7101010
*Ohio State Buckeyes530166115830260163
*Indiana Hoosiers530214138641281224
*Illinois Fighting Illini440153118650261182
Purdue Boilermakers350132182470219272
Michigan State Spartans350142193380162272
Wisconsin Badgers260113169560172194
Northwestern Wildcats26094234380160296
Minnesota Golden Gophers ^17065210290104302
Big 8 Conference
*Nebraska Cornhuskers (CT)601285121911454208
*Colorado Buffaloes (CT)60118193821284150
*Oklahoma Sooners52020696830335143
Kansas State Cowboys430159121740263226
Kansas Jayhawks340187175650313244
Iowa State Cyclones15171190371157256
Missouri Tigers160121280371221403
Oklahoma State Cowboys ^061722000101106307
SWC Southwestern Conference
*Texas A&M Aggies (C)800289981010402144
*Baylor Bears530192138830282180
*Arkansas Razorbacks530131117650180179
Texas Tech Red Raiders530244215650315272
Texas Longhorns440169111560195145
Texas Christian TCU Horned Frogs440173223740279267
Houston Cougars350260250470353344
Rice Owls260148233470239287
Southern Methodist SMU Mustangs080752971100141359
WAC Western Athletic Conference
*Brigham Young BYU Cougars (C)701324194831420308
*San Diego State Aztecs611275214831403337
*Air Force Fighting Falcons620210183930344248
Utah Utes440203222750276277
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors350218231471325388
Wyoming Cowboys251242295461305357
Texas-El Paso UTEP Miners251194183471254252
Colorado State Rams260206241380265375
New Mexico Lobos260177286390240473
PAC 10 Pacific 10 Conference
*Washington Cougars (C)80032177110046191
*California Golden Bears620237164920406226
*California-Los Angeles UCLA Bruins620237122830317187
*Stanford Cardinal620241199830351228
Arizona State Sun Devils440158174650218310
Washington State Cougars350191260470280340
Arizona Wildcats350180266470248361
Southern-California USC Trojans260178218380229276
Oregon Ducks170112206380188248
Oregon State Beavers170862961100125365
IND Independents
*East Carolina Pirates1010362243
*Penn State Nittany Lions1020432167
*Florida State Seminoles1020439186
*Tulsa Golden Hurricane920305208
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs812280194
*Notre Dame Fighting Irish930426261
Memphis State Tigers560228229
Akron Zips560257308
Army Black Knights460193202
South Carolina Gamecocks362250265
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles470212225
Cincinnati Bearcats470201323
SW Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns281148269
Louisville Cardinals290135335
Northern Illinois Huskies290143364
Tulane Green Wave1100146384
Navy Midshipmen0100136318
NCAA Football Division 1A Final Standings 1991 [Ref; 1; 4]

Legend: left-to-right W-L-T-PF_PA (Conference) W-L-T-PF-Pa (All Games)

(C) Conference Champions ^ Ineligible for Conference title. * Qualify for Bowl Game.

NCAA D1A Bowl Games 1992

Major Bowl Games
OrangeMiami Hurricanes22Nebraska Cornhuskers0
RoseWashington Huskies34Michigan Wolverines14
CottonFlorida State Seminoles10TexasA&M Aggies2
CitrusCalifornia Golden Bears37Clemson Tigers13
SugarNotre Dame Fighting Irish39Florida Gators28
Holiday =Brigham Young BYU Cougars13Iowa Hawkeyes13
Other Bowl Games
BlockbusterAlabama Crimson Tide30Colorado Buffaloes 25
GatorOklahoma Sooners48Virginia Cavaliers14
FiestaPenn State Nittany Lions42Tennessee Volunteers17
PeachEast Carolina Pirates37North Carolina Wolfpack34
FreedomTulsa Golden Hurricane28San Diego State Aztecs17
LibertyAir Force Fighting Falcons38Mississippi State Bulldogs15
AlohaGeorgia Tech Yellow Jackets18Stanford Cardinal17
Hall of FameSyracuse Orangemen24Ohio State Buckeyes17
IndependenceGeorgia Bulldogs24Arkansas Razorbacks15
HancockCalifornia-Los Angeles UCLA Bruins6Illinois Fighting Illini3
CopperIndiana Hoosiers24Baylor Bears0
NCAA Football Division 1A Bowl Games 1991 [Ref: 2-3; 5-7]

Note: = Tied Game. Note 2: Bowl Games took place in January 1992.


Miami Hurricanes won the National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Division 1A title after beating #11 ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers 22-0 in the Orange Bowl in Nebraska’s first shutout for 18 years. At the end of the season they were 12-0 (Won-Loss), tied with Washington Huskies (also 12-0) but got the vote from the Press, who decided the National Champions by vote in the absence of a National Playoff system. Miami had won the Big East conference and Nebraska the Big 8 (Prairie States) Conference.

Washington had beaten Michigan Wolverines 34-14 in the Rose Bowl, a match-up between the Pacific-10 Conference champions and the Big 10 Champions (Upper Midwest). In the Cotton bowl, Florida State Seminoles, an independent, had defeated Texas A&M Aggies, the SWC Southwestern Conference Champions, 10-2. In another match-up between an independent and a Conference Champion, Notre Dame Fighting Irish won the Sugar Bowl with a 39-28 victory over Florida Gators, the SEC Southeastern Conference Champions. The other Bowl featuring a Conference Champion was the Holiday Bowl, featuring the WAC Western Athletic Conference Champions, Brigham Young Cougars and Iowa Hawkeyes, whih finisjed in a 13-all tie.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish players Mirer and Bettis celebrating victory over Florida in the 1992 Sugar Bowl [Ref: 8]



[1] Anon. (1991) “Final Standings” First Down. December 7, 1991. pg. 17

[2] Anon. (1991) “First Down on the Top U.S. College Bowl Games” First Down. January 4, 1992. pg. 21

[3] Anon. (1991) “FD Special on the Big Post-Season Bowl Games as America’s Top colleges Close Out the Season” First Down. January 4, 1992. pg. 22-23


[4] Hawkeye Sports (2020) 1991 Football Schedule [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 4 May 2020]

[5] Data Omaha (2020) Nebraska Bowl Games [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 4 May 2020]

[6] Data Omaha (2020) Orange Bowl #1 Miami (Fl) 22 #11 Nebraska 0 – Jan 1, 1992, Orange Bowl Stadium, Miami [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 4 May 2020]

[7] University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library (2020) Michigan’s Bowl Game History 1992 Rose Bowl [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 4 May 2020]

[8] One Foot down (2020) Throwback Thursday: notre Dame vs Florida 1992 Sugar Bowl [Internet] Available from:×342/1200×800/filters:focal(188×96:256×164)/ [Accessed 4 May 2020]


Thanks to Todd Zboyan, and Tim Leadingham

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