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1992 NCAA Division I-A football season

1992 NCAA Division I-A season
Number of teams 107[1]
Preseason AP #1 Miami Hurricanes[2]
Post-season
Bowl games 18
Heisman Trophy Gino Torretta, Miami, QB
Championship bowl game
1993 Sugar Bowl
Site Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Winner Alabama Crimson Tide
Division I-A football seasons
← 1991
1993 →

The 1992 NCAA Division I-A football season was the first year of the Bowl Coalition and concluded with Alabama's first national championship in thirteen years—their first since the departure of Bear Bryant. One of Bryant's former players, Gene Stallings, was the head coach, and he used a style similar to Bryant's, a smashmouth running game combined with a tough defense.

The members of the Bowl Coalition were the Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl Classic, and Fiesta Bowl. Under the agreement the Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Cotton Bowl Classic hosted the Southeastern Conference, Big 8, and Southwest Conference champions, respectively, and then a pool of at large teams was formed between the Atlantic Coast Conference champ, the Big East champ, Notre Dame, and two conference runner ups from the Big 8, SWC, ACC, Big East and Pac-10. The highest ranked host team would play the highest ranked at-large team. If the two highest ranked teams were both at-large teams, the championship game would be hosted by the Fiesta Bowl.

So for this year, (host) SEC champ Alabama played (at-large) Big East Champ Miami-FL, the Orange Bowl featured (host) Big-8 champ Nebraska and (at-large) ACC champ Florida St., the Cotton Bowl Classic featured (host) SWC champ Texas A&M and (at-large) independent Notre Dame, and the Fiesta Bowl featured (at-large) Big East runner up Syracuse and (at-large) Big 8 runner up Colorado.

The 1992 season also saw the expansion of the SEC and the first conference championship game to be played in the country. Before the 1992 season, the Arkansas Razorbacks and the South Carolina Gamecocks joined the SEC, which expanded the conference to twelve teams. The conference then split into two divisions, and the winner of each division would face off in the SEC Championship Game in Birmingham's historic Legion Field (later moved to Atlanta's Georgia Dome, in 1994). In the first year of the new system, Alabama won the SEC West, Florida won the SEC East, and the Tide won the match-up 28-21 on an Antonio Langham interception return for a touchdown in the closing minutes.

In the Sugar Bowl, to decide the national champion, Miami came in a heavy favorite with even heavier swagger. The Tide defense, however, with its eleven man fronts and zone blitzes, heavily confused Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta and Alabama won in a defensive rout, 34-13.

In other circles, the Big West Conference lost two members; Fresno State left for the WAC and Long Beach State stopped sponsoring football, but they also gained a member in Nevada, which made the jump from Division I-AA. Possibly in a show of how weak the conference was, Nevada went 5-1 in conference, winning the Big West championship and representing the conference in the 1992 Las Vegas Bowl (formerly the California Bowl held in Fresno, California).

Rule changes

  • Fumbles can now be recovered and advanced by the defense anywhere on the field (previously it only applied to fumbles beyond the line of scrimmage), except for backward passes and muffed punts/kickoffs.
  • While overtime was not introduced for regular season games until 1996 (and Division 1-A bowl games in 1995), the Kansas tiebreaker procedure was permitted (but not needed) for the Southeastern Conference Championship beginning in 1992. Both teams would be allowed a chance to score by beginning their drive at the opponent's 25-yard-line.

Conference standings

1992 ACC football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #2 Florida State
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This page is a soft redirect. #17 NC State
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This page is a soft redirect. #19 [[North Carolina Tar Heels football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.North Carolina]]
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This page is a soft redirect. #25 Wake Forest
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Virginia Cavaliers football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Virginia]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Georgia Tech]]
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This page is a soft redirect. Clemson
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This page is a soft redirect. Maryland
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Duke Blue Devils football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Duke]]
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Rankings from AP Poll
1992 Big East football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #3 Miami (FL)
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This page is a soft redirect. #6 Syracuse
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Rutgers Scarlet Knights football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Rutgers]]
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This page is a soft redirect.Boston College]]
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This page is a soft redirect. West Virginia
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This page is a soft redirect. Virginia Tech
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This page is a soft redirect. Temple
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Rankings from AP Poll
1992 Big 8 football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #14 Nebraska
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This page is a soft redirect. #13 Colorado
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This page is a soft redirect. #22 Kansas
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This page is a soft redirect. Oklahoma
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This page is a soft redirect. Oklahoma State
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This page is a soft redirect. Kansas State
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This page is a soft redirect. Iowa State
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This page is a soft redirect. Missouri
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‡ – Bowl Coalition at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll
1992 Big Ten football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #5 Michigan
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This page is a soft redirect. #18 Ohio State
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This page is a soft redirect. Michigan State
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This page is a soft redirect. Iowa
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Indiana Hoosiers football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. Wisconsin
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This page is a soft redirect. Purdue
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Northwestern Wildcats football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Northwestern]]
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This page is a soft redirect. Minnesota
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† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1992 Big West Conference football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Nevada Wolf Pack football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Nevada]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[San Jose State Spartans football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Utah State Aggies football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. [[New Mexico State Aggies football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Cal State Fullerton Titans football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Cal State Fullerton]]
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† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1992 Mid-American Conference football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Bowling Green Falcons football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Bowling Green]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Western Michigan Broncos football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Western Michigan]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Toledo Rockets football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Toledo]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Akron Zips football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Akron]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Miami RedHawks football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Miami]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Ball State Cardinals football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Ball State]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Central Michigan Chippewas football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Central Michigan]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Kent State Golden Flashes football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Kent State]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Eastern Michigan Eagles football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Eastern Michigan]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Ohio Bobcats football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Ohio]]
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† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1992 Pacific-10 football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #11 Washington §
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This page is a soft redirect. #9 Stanford §
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This page is a soft redirect. #15 Washington State
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This page is a soft redirect. USC
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Arizona Wildcats football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Arizona]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Arizona State Sun Devils football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Arizona State]]
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This page is a soft redirect. Oregon
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This page is a soft redirect. UCLA
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This page is a soft redirect. [[California Golden Bears football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.California]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Oregon State Beavers football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Oregon State]]
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Rankings from AP Poll
1992 SEC football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. Eastern Division
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This page is a soft redirect. #10 Florida xy
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This page is a soft redirect. #8 Georgia x
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This page is a soft redirect. #12 Tennessee
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This page is a soft redirect. South Carolina
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Kentucky Wildcats football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Kentucky]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Vanderbilt Commodores football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Vanderbilt]]
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This page is a soft redirect. Western Division
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This page is a soft redirect. #1 Alabama x
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This page is a soft redirect. #16 [[Ole Miss Rebels football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Ole Miss]]
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This page is a soft redirect. #23 Mississippi State
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This page is a soft redirect. Arkansas
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This page is a soft redirect. Auburn
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This page is a soft redirect. LSU
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This page is a soft redirect.Championship: Alabama 28, Florida 21
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x – Division champion/co-champions
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Rankings from AP Poll
1992 Southwest Conference football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #7 Texas A&M
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This page is a soft redirect. Baylor
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Rice Owls football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Rice]]
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This page is a soft redirect. Texas
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This page is a soft redirect. Texas Tech
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This page is a soft redirect. SMU
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Houston Cougars football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Houston]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[TCU Horned Frogs football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.TCU]]
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† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1992 WAC football standings
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This page is a soft redirect. #20 Hawaii §
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This page is a soft redirect. #24 Fresno State §
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This page is a soft redirect. BYU §
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This page is a soft redirect. [[San Diego State Aztecs football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Air Force Falcons football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Air Force]]
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This page is a soft redirect. Utah
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Colorado State Rams football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Colorado State]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Wyoming Cowboys football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. [[New Mexico Lobos football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. [[UTEP Miners football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Rankings from AP Poll
1992 Division I-A independents football records
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This page is a soft redirect. #4 Notre Dame
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Southern Miss Golden Eagles football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. Penn State
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Memphis Tigers football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Memphis]]
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Army Black Knights football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Army]]
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This page is a soft redirect. East Carolina
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This page is a soft redirect. Louisiana Tech
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This page is a soft redirect. Northern Illinois
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Tulsa Golden Hurricane football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Cincinnati Bearcats football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Arkansas State Indians football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. [[Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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This page is a soft redirect. Tulane
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Rankings from AP Poll

#1 and #2 progress

Until the November 10, 1992 poll, #1 and #2 shifted between Miami and Seattle, as the Miami Hurricanes and the Washington Huskies were only points apart at the top. In the preseason poll, Miami had 40 of the 62 first place votes cast, and Washington 12. After both teams went 5-0, they each got first place votes from 31 electors, split 31½ each, and on October 13, the Huskies were ahead by a single point 1,517½ to 1,516½. The following week, there was a tie for first place for the first time in the history of the AP poll, with Miami and Washington each collecting 1,517 points (Miami had more first place votes, 31 to 30, as another writer went with 7-0-0 Alabama). The next week, Miami was ahead 1,517 to 1,516, and the week after, Washington was on top again. On November 7, the Huskies lost at [[Arizona Wildcats football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Arizona]], 16-3 to fall to 8-1-0. In the remaining polls, Miami was the clear cut favorite for #1, with 61 of the 62 votes, and Alabama was everyone's favorite #2. Both finished the regular season unbeaten. Since Miami was an "at-large" school, and Alabama was the highest ranked of the "host schools" (qualifying for the Sugar Bowl as the Southeastern Conference champion), the #1 vs. #2 matchup would take place in New Orleans.

Bowl games

Bowl Game Winning Team Losing Team Date
Peach Bowl #19 [[North Carolina Tar Heels football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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21 Mississippi State 17 1/2/93
Sugar Bowl (National Championship Game) #2 Alabama 34 #1 Miami 13 1/1/93
Orange Bowl #3 Florida State 27 #11 Nebraska 14 1/1/93
#5 Notre Dame 28 #4 Texas A&M 3 1/1/93
Fiesta Bowl #6 Syracuse 26 #10 Colorado 22 1/1/93
Rose Bowl #7 Michigan 38 #9 Washington 31 1/1/93
#8 Georgia 21 #15 Ohio State 14 1/1/93
#13 Stanford 24 #21 Penn State 3 1/1/93
Hall of Fame Bowl #17 Tennessee 38 #16 [[Boston College Eagles football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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23 1/1/93
#14 Florida 27 #12 NC State 10 12/31/92
#20 [[Ole Miss Rebels football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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13 [[Air Force Falcons football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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0 12/31/92
Wake Forest 39 Oregon 35 12/31/92
Baylor 20 #22 [[Arizona Wildcats football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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15 12/31/92
Holiday Bowl Hawaii 27 [[Illinois Fighting Illini football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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17 12/30/92
Copper Bowl #18 Washington St. 31 Utah 28 12/29/92
Fresno State 24 #23 USC 7 12/28/92
Aloha Bowl Kansas 23 #25 BYU 20 12/25/92
[[Bowling Green Falcons football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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35 [[Nevada Wolf Pack football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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34 12/18/92

Final rankings

Final AP Poll

  1. Alabama
  2. Florida State
  3. Miami (FL)
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Michigan
  6. Syracuse
  7. Texas A&M
  8. Georgia
  9. Stanford
  10. Florida
  11. Washington
  12. Tennessee
  13. Colorado
  14. Nebraska
  15. Washington State
  16. [[Ole Miss Rebels football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Mississippi]]
  17. N.C. State
  18. Ohio State
  19. [[North Carolina Tar Heels football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.North Carolina]]
  20. Hawaii
  21. [[Boston College Eagles football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Boston College]]
  22. Kansas
  23. Mississippi State
  24. Fresno State
  25. Wake Forest

Final Coaches Poll

  1. Alabama
  2. Florida State
  3. Miami (FL)
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Michigan
  6. Texas A&M
  7. Syracuse
  8. Georgia
  9. Stanford
  10. Washington
  11. Florida
  12. Tennessee
  13. Colorado
  14. Nebraska
  15. N.C. State
  16. [[Ole Miss Rebels football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Mississippi]]
  17. Washington State
  18. [[North Carolina Tar Heels football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.North Carolina]]
  19. Ohio State
  20. Hawaii
  21. [[Boston College Eagles football#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Boston College]]
  22. Fresno State
  23. Kansas
  24. Penn State
  25. Wake Forest

Awards and honors

Heisman Trophy

The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award is given to the Most Outstanding Player of the year.

Winner: Gino Torretta, Miami-FL, Sr. QB (1400 votes)

Other major awards

Coaching changes

In-season

School Outgoing coach Date Reason Replacement
Arkansas Jack Crowe September 6 resigned [3] Joe Kines (interim)
Eastern Michigan Jim Harkema September 29 resigned [4] Jan Quarless (interim)
Pittsburgh Paul Hackett November 25 resigned [5] Sal Sunseri (interim)

References

  1. ^ http://www.jhowell.net/cf/cf1992.htm
  2. ^ http://www.appollarchive.com/football/ap/seasons.cfm?appollid=685
  3. ^ Associated Press (September 7, 1992). "Arkansas Coach Quits After Loss to The Citadel". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Blade staff and wire reports (September 30, 1992). "Harkema Quits". Toledo Blade. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (November 28, 1992). "Sunseri takes over Panthers for now". Observer–Reporter. Retrieved December 11, 2013.