Was ND the only NC to play and defeat 4 teams in the Top 7 final AP Poll?


In the final AP poll in 1988 Notre Dame is the only undefeated team having beaten No. 2 Miami, No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 West Virginia and No. 7 USC.

What I'm looking to find out is if any other national championship team in college football history beat three of the top five and/or four of the top seven teams in the final AP poll?


Here are teams 4 or more games vs Final AP Top 10

Year NC # G Record Range of Teams Rank
1943 Notre Dame 5 4-1 2--9
1988 Notre Dame 4 4-0 2--7
1995 Nebraska 4 4-0 2--9
1940 Minnesota 4 4-0 3--10
1945 Army 4 4-0 3--9
2000 Oklahoma 4 4-0 5--9

The list includes all AP #1s 1936-2011; so if you want all of NDs for comparision, I would have it.

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