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1940 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released 12-03-1940

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

1

Minnesota

8-0-0

8-0-0

2

Stanford (CA)

9-0-0

10-0-0

3

Michigan

7-1-0

7-1-0

4

Tennessee

10-0-0

10-1-0

5

Boston College (MA)

10-0-0

11-0-0

6

Texas A&M

8-1-0

9-1-0

7

Nebraska

8-1-0

8-2-0

8

Northwestern (IL)

6-2-0

6-2-0

9

Mississippi St.

9-0-1

10-0-1

10

Washington

7-2-0

7-2-0

11

Santa Clara (CA)

6-1-1

6-1-1

12

Fordham (NY)

7-1-0

7-2-0

13

Georgetown (DC)

8-1-0

8-2-0

14

Pennsylvania

6-1-1

6-1-1

15

Cornell (NY)

6-2-0

6-2-0

16

Southern Methodist (TX)

7-1-1

8-1-1

17

Hardin-Simmons (TX)

9-0-0

9-0-0

18

Duke (NC)

7-2-0

7-2-0

19

Lafayette (PA)

9-0-0

9-0-0

1941 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released 12-02-1941

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

1

Minnesota

8-0-0

8-0-0

2

Duke (NC)

9-0-0

9-1-0

3

Notre Dame (IN)

8-0-1

8-0-1

4

Texas

7-1-1

8-1-1

5

Michigan

6-1-1

6-1-1

6

Fordham (NY)

7-1-0

8-1-0

7

Missouri

8-1-0

8-2-0

8

Duquesne (PA)

8-0-0

8-0-0

9

Texas A&M

8-1-0

9-2-0

10

Navy (MD)

7-1-1

7-1-1

11

Northwestern (IL)

5-3-0

5-3-0

12

Oregon St.

7-2-0

8-2-0

13

Ohio St.

6-1-1

6-1-1

14

Georgia

8-1-1

9-1-1

15

Pennsylvania

7-1-1

7-1-1

16

Mississippi St.

7-1-1

8-1-1

17

Mississippi

6-2-1

6-2-1

18

Tennessee

8-2-0

8-2-0

19

Washington St.

6-3-0

6-4-0

20

Alabama

8-2-0

9-2-0

1942 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released 12-01-1942

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

1

Ohio St.

9-1-0

9-1-0

2

Georgia

10-1-0

11-1-0

3

Wisconsin

8-1-1

8-1-1

4

Tulsa (OK)

10-0-0

10-1-0

5

Georgia Tech

9-1-0

9-2-0

6

Notre Dame (IN)

7-2-1

7-2-2

7

Tennessee

8-1-1

9-1-1

8

Boston College (MA)

8-1-0

8-2-0

9

Michigan

7-3-0

7-3-0

10

Alabama

7-3-0

8-3-0

11

Texas

8-2-0

9-2-0

12

Stanford (CA)

6-4-0

6-4-0

13

UCLA

5-3-0

7-4-0

14

William & Mary (VA)

8-1-1

9-1-1

15

Santa Clara (CA)

7-2-0

7-2-0

16

Auburn (AL)

6-4-1

6-4-1

17

Washington St.

6-1-2

6-2-2

18

Mississippi St.

7-2-0

8-2-0

19

Minnesota

5-4-0

5-4-0

19

Holy Cross (MA)

5-4-1

5-4-1

19

Penn St.

6-1-1

6-1-1

1943 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released 11-30-1943

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

1

Notre Dame (IN)

9-1-0

9-1-0

2

Iowa Navy Pre-Flight

9-1-0

9-1-0

3

Michigan

8-1-0

8-1-0

4

Navy (MD)

8-1-0

8-1-0

5

Purdue (IN)

9-0-0

9-0-0

6

Great Lakes NTS (IL)

10-2-0

10-2-0

7

Duke (NC)

8-1-0

8-1-0

8

Del Monte Pre-Flight (CA)

7-1-0

7-1-0

9

Northwestern (IL)

6-2-0

6-2-0

10

East Hartford Wheelmen Club (CT)

8-1-0

9-1-0

11

Army (NY)

7-2-1

7-2-1

12

Washington

4-0-0

4-1-0

13

Georgia Tech

7-3-0

8-3-0

14

Texas

7-1-0

7-1-1

15

Tulsa (OK)

6-0-1

6-1-1

16

Dartmouth (NH)

6-1-0

6-1-0

17

Bainbridge NTS (MD)

7-0-0

7-0-0

18

Colorado College

7-0-0

7-0-0

19

Pacific (CA)

7-1-0

7-2-0

20

Pennsylvania

6-2-1

6-2-1

1944 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released 12-05-1944

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

1

Army (NY)

9-0-0

9-0-0

2

Ohio St.

9-0-0

9-0-0

3

Randolph Field (TX)

10-0-0

12-0-0

4

Navy (MD)

6-3-0

6-3-0

5

Bainbridge NTS (MD)

10-0-0

10-0-0

6

Iowa Navy Pre-Flight

10-1-0

10-1-0

7

Southern California

7-0-2

8-0-2

8

Michigan

8-2-0

8-2-0

9

Notre Dame (IN)

8-2-0

8-2-0

10

East Hartford Wheelmen Club (CT)

7-0-2

7-1-2

11

Duke (NC)

5-4-0

6-4-0

12

Tennessee

7-0-1

7-1-1

13

Norman NAS (OK)

6-0-0

6-0-0

13

Georgia Tech

8-2-0

8-3-0

15

Illinois

5-4-1

5-4-1

16

El Toro Marines (CA)

8-1-0

8-1-0

17

Great Lakes NTS (IL)

9-2-1

9-2-1

18

Fort Pierce (FL)

8-0-0

9-0-0

19

Saint Mary's Pre-Flight (CA)

4-4-0

4-4-0

20

2nd Air Force (CO)

10-2-1

10-4-1

1945 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released 12-04-1945

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

1

Army (NY)

9-0-0

9-0-0

2

Alabama

9-0-0

10-0-0

3

Navy (MD)

7-1-1

7-1-1

4

Indiana

9-0-1

9-0-1

5

Oklahoma St.

8-0-0

9-0-0

6

Michigan

7-3-0

7-3-0

7

Saint Mary's (CA)

7-1-0

7-2-0

8

Pennsylvania

6-2-0

6-2-0

9

Notre Dame (IN)

7-2-1

7-2-1

10

Texas

9-1-0

10-1-0

11

Southern California

7-3-0

7-4-0

12

Ohio St.

7-2-0

7-2-0

13

Duke (NC)

6-2-0

6-2-0

14

Tennessee

8-1-0

8-1-0

15

Louisiana St.

7-2-0

7-2-0

16

Holy Cross (MA)

8-1-0

8-2-0

17

Tulsa (OK)

8-2-0

8-3-0

18

Georgia

8-2-0

9-2-0

19

Wake Forest (NC)

4-3-1

5-3-1

20

Columbia (NY)

8-1-0

8-1-0

1946 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released 12-03-1946

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

1

Notre Dame (IN)

8-0-1

8-0-1

2

Army (NY)

9-0-1

9-0-1

3

Georgia

10-0-0

11-0-0

4

UCLA

10-0-0

10-1-0

5

Illinois

7-2-0

8-2-0

6

Michigan

6-2-1

6-2-1

7

Tennessee

9-1-0

9-2-0

8

Louisiana St.

9-1-0

9-1-1

9

North Carolina

8-1-1

8-2-1

10

Rice (TX)

8-2-0

9-2-0

11

Georgia Tech

8-2-0

9-2-0

12

Yale (CT)

7-1-1

7-1-1

13

Pennsylvania

6-2-0

6-2-0

14

Oklahoma

7-3-0

8-3-0

15

Texas

8-2-0

8-2-0

16

Arkansas

6-3-1

6-3-2

17

Tulsa (OK)

9-1-0

9-1-0

18

North Carolina St.

8-2-0

8-3-0

19

Delaware

9-0-0

10-0-0

20

Indiana

6-3-0

6-3-0

1947 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released 12-09-1947

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

1

Notre Dame (IN)

9-0-0

9-0-0

2

Michigan

9-0-0

10-0-0

3

Southern Methodist (TX)

9-0-1

9-0-2

4

Penn St.

9-0-0

9-0-1

5

Texas

9-1-0

10-1-0

6

Alabama

8-2-0

8-3-0

7

Pennsylvania

7-0-1

7-0-1

8

Southern California

7-1-1

7-2-1

9

North Carolina

8-2-0

8-2-0

10

Georgia Tech

9-1-0

10-1-0

11

Army (NY)

5-2-2

5-2-2

12

Kansas

8-0-2

8-1-2

13

Mississippi

8-2-0

9-2-0

14

William & Mary (VA)

9-1-0

9-2-0

15

California

9-1-0

9-1-0

16

Oklahoma

7-2-1

7-2-1

17

North Carolina St.

5-3-1

5-3-1

18

Rice (TX)

6-3-1

6-3-1

19

Duke (NC)

4-3-2

4-3-2

20

Columbia (NY)

7-2-0

7-2-0

1948 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released 11-30-1948

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

1

Michigan

9-0-0

9-0-0

2

Notre Dame (IN)

9-0-0

9-0-1

3

North Carolina

9-0-1

9-1-1

4

California

10-0-0

10-1-0

5

Oklahoma

9-1-0

10-1-0

6

Army (NY)

8-0-1

8-0-1

7

Northwestern (IL)

7-2-0

8-2-0

8

Georgia

9-1-0

9-2-0

9

Oregon

9-1-0

9-2-0

10

Southern Methodist (TX)

8-1-1

9-1-1

11

Clemson (SC)

9-0-0

11-0-0

12

Vanderbilt (TN)

7-2-1

8-2-1

13

Tulane (LA)

9-1-0

9-1-0

14

Michigan St.

6-2-2

6-2-2

15

Mississippi

8-1-0

8-1-0

16

Minnesota

7-2-0

7-2-0

17

William & Mary (VA)

6-2-2

7-2-2

18

Penn St.

7-1-1

7-1-1

19

Cornell (NY)

8-1-0

8-1-0

20

Wake Forest (NC)

6-3-0

6-4-0

1949 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released 11-29-1949

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

1

Notre Dame (IN)

9-0-0

10-0-0

2

Oklahoma

10-0-0

11-0-0

3

California

10-0-0

10-1-0

4

Army (NY)

9-0-0

9-0-0

5

Rice (TX)

9-1-0

10-1-0

6

Ohio St.

6-1-2

7-1-2

7

Michigan

6-2-1

6-2-1

8

Minnesota

7-2-0

7-2-0

9

Louisiana St.

8-2-0

8-3-0

10

Pacific (CA)

10-0-0

11-0-0

11

Kentucky

9-2-0

9-3-0

12

Cornell (NY)

8-1-0

8-1-0

13

Villanova (PA)

8-1-0

8-1-0

14

Maryland

7-1-0

9-1-0

15

Santa Clara (CA)

7-2-1

8-2-1

16

North Carolina

7-3-0

7-4-0

17

Tennessee

7-2-1

7-2-1

18

Princeton (NJ)

6-3-0

6-3-0

19

Michigan St.

6-3-0

6-3-0

20

Baylor (TX)

8-2-0

8-2-0

20

Missouri

7-3-0

7-4-0

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