1. Arizona State (9-0)
2. UCLA (6-2-1)
3. USC (7-2)
Two brothers and a barefoot freshman were instrumental in Southwest Conference wins by Texas and Texas A&M. Sophomore Fullback Earl Campbell rumbled past the 1,000-yard mark with 133 yards and scored twice to bring his touchdown total to 12 as the Longhorns whipped Baylor 37-21. One of his TDs was set up by his freshman brother Tim, a defensive end, with the first of his two fumble recoveries.
Shoeless Tony Franklin kicked field goals of 50, 35 and 27 yards as the Aggies toppled SMU 36-3. Linebacker Ed Simonini contributed a 48-yard scoring jaunt after picking off a fumble in midair. Texas Tech crunched TCU 34-0, and Arkansas overcame Rice 26-16 as Steve Little kicked four field goals.
Virginia Tech and Houston amassed 49 points in the second half, the Gobblers winning 34-28 when Linebacker Doug Thacker returned an interception 34 yards for a TD.
1. Texas A&M (8-0)
2. Texas (8-1)
3. Arkansas (6-2)