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1955 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released 11-29-1955

Rank

Team

Record

Iowa

3-5-1

Duke (NC)

7-2-1

1

Oklahoma

11-0-0

10

Mississippi

10-1-0

11

Pittsburgh (PA)

7-4-0

12

Michigan

7-2-0

13

Southern California

6-4-0

14

Miami (FL)

6-3-0

15

Miami (OH)

9-0-0

16

Stanford (CA)

6-3-1

17

Texas A&M

7-2-1

18

Navy (MD)

6-2-1

19

West Virginia

8-2-0

2

Michigan St.

9-1-0

20

Army (NY)

6-3-0

3

Maryland

10-1-0

4

UCLA

9-2-0

5

Ohio St.

7-2-0

6

Texas Christian

9-2-0

7

Georgia Tech

9-1-1

8

Auburn (AL)

8-2-1

9

Notre Dame (IN)

8-2-0

1955 - Final Coaches Poll

Final Poll released 11-29-1955

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

1

Oklahoma

10-0-0

11-0-0

10

Notre Dame (IN)

8-2-0

8-2-0

11

Pittsburgh (PA)

7-3-0

7-4-0

12

Southern California

6-4-0

6-4-0

13

Michigan

7-2-0

7-2-0

14

Texas A&M

7-2-1

7-2-1

15

Army (NY)

6-3-0

6-3-0

16

Duke (NC)

7-2-1

7-2-1

17

West Virginia

8-2-0

8-2-0

18

Miami (FL)

6-3-0

6-3-0

19

Iowa

3-5-1

3-5-1

2

Michigan St.

8-1-0

9-1-0

20

Miami (OH)

9-0-0

9-0-0

20

Navy (MD)

6-2-1

6-2-1

20

Stanford (CA)

6-3-1

6-3-1

3

Maryland

10-0-0

10-1-0

4

UCLA

9-1-0

9-2-0

5

Ohio St.

7-2-0

7-2-0

6

Texas Christian

9-1-0

9-2-0

7

Georgia Tech

8-1-1

9-1-1

8

Auburn (AL)

8-1-1

8-2-1

9

Mississippi

9-1-0

10-1-0

1956 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released 12-04-1956

Rank

Team

Record

Duke (NC)

5-4-1

Yale (CT)

8-1-0

Wyoming

10-0-0

1

Oklahoma

10-0-0

10

Oregon St.

7-3-1

11

Baylor (TX)

9-2-0

12

Minnesota

6-1-2

13

Pittsburgh (PA)

7-3-1

14

Texas Christian

8-3-0

15

Ohio St.

6-3-0

16

Navy (MD)

6-1-2

17

George Washington (DC)

8-1-1

18

Southern California

8-2-0

19

Clemson (SC)

7-2-2

2

Tennessee

10-1-0

20

Colorado

8-2-1

3

Iowa

9-1-0

4

Georgia Tech

10-1-0

5

Texas A&M

9-0-1

6

Miami (FL)

8-1-1

7

Michigan

7-2-0

8

Syracuse (NY)

7-2-0

9

Michigan St.

7-2-0

1956 - Final Coaches Poll

Final Poll released 12-04-1956

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

Clemson (SC)

7-2-2

George Washington (DC)

8-1-1

Ohio St.

6-3-0

1

Oklahoma

10-0-0

10-0-0

10

Michigan St.

7-2-0

7-2-0

11

Baylor (TX)

8-2-0

9-2-0

12

Pittsburgh (PA)

6-2-1

7-3-1

13

Oregon St.

7-2-1

7-3-1

14

Texas Christian

7-3-0

8-3-0

15

Southern California

8-2-0

8-2-0

16

Wyoming

10-0-0

10-0-0

17

Yale (CT)

8-1-0

8-1-0

18

Colorado

7-2-1

8-2-1

19

Navy (MD)

6-1-2

6-1-2

2

Tennessee

10-0-0

10-1-0

20

Duke (NC)

5-4-1

5-4-1

3

Iowa

8-1-0

9-1-0

4

Georgia Tech

9-1-0

10-1-0

5

Texas A&M

9-0-1

9-0-1

6

Miami (FL)

8-0-1

8-1-1

7

Michigan

7-2-0

7-2-0

8

Syracuse (NY)

7-1-0

7-2-0

9

Minnesota

6-1-2

6-1-2

1957 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released 12-03-1957

Rank

Team

Record

Oregon

7-4-0

Clemson (SC)

7-3-0

UCLA

8-2-0

1

Auburn (AL)

10-0-0

10

Notre Dame (IN)

7-3-0

11

Texas

6-4-1

12

Arizona St.

10-0-0

13

Tennessee

8-3-0

14

Mississippi St.

6-2-1

15

North Carolina St.

7-1-2

16

Duke (NC)

6-3-2

17

Florida

6-2-1

18

Army (NY)

7-2-0

19

Wisconsin

6-3-0

2

Ohio St.

9-1-0

20

Virginia Military Institute

9-0-1

3

Michigan St.

8-1-0

4

Oklahoma

10-1-0

5

Navy (MD)

9-1-1

6

Iowa

7-1-1

7

Mississippi

9-1-1

8

Rice (TX)

7-4-0

9

Texas A&M

8-3-0

1957 - Final Coaches Poll

Final Poll released 12-03-1957

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

Florida

6-2-1

Mississippi St.

6-2-1

Virginia Military Institute

9-0-1

1

Ohio St.

8-1-0

9-1-0

10

Texas A&M

8-2-0

8-3-0

11

Texas

6-3-1

6-4-1

12

Arizona St.

10-0-0

10-0-0

13

Army (NY)

7-2-0

7-2-0

14

Duke (NC)

6-2-2

6-3-2

14

Wisconsin

6-3-0

6-3-0

16

Tennessee

7-3-0

8-3-0

17

Oregon

7-3-0

7-4-0

18

Clemson (SC)

7-3-0

7-3-0

18

UCLA

8-2-0

8-2-0

2

Auburn (AL)

10-0-0

10-0-0

20

North Carolina St.

7-1-2

7-1-2

3

Michigan St.

8-1-0

8-1-0

4

Oklahoma

9-1-0

10-1-0

5

Iowa

7-1-1

7-1-1

6

Navy (MD)

8-1-1

9-1-1

7

Rice (TX)

7-3-0

7-4-0

8

Mississippi

8-1-1

9-1-1

9

Notre Dame (IN)

6-3-0

7-3-0

1958 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released 12-02-1958

Rank

Team

Record

Northwestern (IL)

5-4-0

1

Louisiana St.

11-0-0

10

Texas Christian

8-2-1

11

Mississippi

9-2-0

12

Clemson (SC)

8-3-0

13

Purdue (IN)

6-1-2

14

Florida

6-4-1

15

South Carolina

7-3-0

16

California

7-4-0

17

Notre Dame (IN)

6-4-0

18

Southern Methodist (TX)

6-4-0

19

Oklahoma St.

8-3-0

2

Iowa

8-1-1

20

Rutgers (NJ)

8-1-0

3

Army (NY)

8-0-1

4

Auburn (AL)

9-0-1

5

Oklahoma

10-1-0

6

Air Force (CO)

9-0-2

7

Wisconsin

7-1-1

8

Ohio St.

6-1-2

9

Syracuse (NY)

8-2-0

1958 - Final Coaches Poll

Final Poll released 12-02-1958

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

Oklahoma St.

8-3-0

Rutgers (NJ)

8-1-0

South Carolina

7-3-0

1

Louisiana St.

10-0-0

11-0-0

10

Syracuse (NY)

8-1-0

8-2-0

11

Purdue (IN)

6-1-2

6-1-2

12

Mississippi

8-2-0

9-2-0

13

Clemson (SC)

8-2-0

8-3-0

14

Notre Dame (IN)

6-4-0

6-4-0

15

Florida

6-3-1

6-4-1

16

California

7-3-0

7-4-0

17

Northwestern (IL)

5-4-0

5-4-0

18

Southern Methodist (TX)

6-4-0

6-4-0

2

Iowa

7-1-1

8-1-1

3

Army (NY)

8-0-1

8-0-1

4

Auburn (AL)

9-0-1

9-0-1

5

Oklahoma

9-1-0

10-1-0

6

Wisconsin

7-1-1

7-1-1

7

Ohio St.

6-1-2

6-1-2

8

Air Force (CO)

9-0-1

9-0-2

9

Texas Christian

8-2-0

8-2-1

1959 - Final AP Poll

Final Poll released 12-08-1959

1959 - Final Coaches Poll

Final Poll released 12-08-1959

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

Wyoming

9-1-0

1

Syracuse (NY)

10-0-0

11-0-0

10

Penn St.

8-2-0

9-2-0

11

Clemson (SC)

8-2-0

9-2-0

12

Illinois

5-3-1

5-3-1

13

Alabama

7-1-2

7-2-2

13

Southern California

8-2-0

8-2-0

15

Auburn (AL)

7-3-0

7-3-0

16

Michigan St.

5-4-0

5-4-0

17

Oklahoma

7-3-0

7-3-0

18

Notre Dame (IN)

5-5-0

5-5-0

19

Florida

5-4-1

5-4-1

19

Missouri

6-4-0

6-5-0

19

Pittsburgh (PA)

6-4-0

6-4-0

2

Mississippi

9-1-0

10-1-0

3

Louisiana St.

9-1-0

9-2-0

4

Texas

9-1-0

9-2-0

5

Georgia

9-1-0

10-1-0

6

Wisconsin

7-2-0

7-3-0

7

Washington

9-1-0

10-1-0

8

Texas Christian

8-2-0

8-3-0

9

Arkansas

8-2-0

9-2-0

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