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1935 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 12-17-1935

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

1

Minnesota

9-0-0

9-0-0

10

Pittsburgh (PA)

7-1-2

7-1-2

2

Southern Methodist (TX)

12-0-0

12-1-0

3

Princeton (NJ)

9-0-0

9-0-0

4

Texas Christian

11-1-0

12-1-0

5

Ohio St.

7-1-0

7-1-0

6

Stanford (CA)

7-1-0

8-1-0

7

Louisiana St.

9-1-0

9-2-0

8

Notre Dame (IN)

7-1-1

7-1-1

9

California

9-1-0

9-1-0

1936-1949 - Final UP Poll

No known Polls these years

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

1950 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 11-28-1950

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

Tulane (LA)

6-2-1

Tulsa (OK)

9-1-1

1

Oklahoma

9-0-0

10-1-0

10

Ohio St.

6-3-0

6-3-0

11

Illinois

7-2-0

7-2-0

12

Clemson (SC)

8-0-1

9-0-1

13

Miami (FL)

8-0-1

9-1-1

14

Wyoming

9-0-0

10-0-0

15

Baylor (TX)

7-3-0

7-3-0

15

Washington

8-2-0

8-2-0

17

Alabama

8-2-0

9-2-0

18

Washington & Lee (VA)

8-2-0

8-3-0

19

Navy (MD)

3-6-0

3-6-0

2

Texas

7-1-0

9-2-0

20

Cornell (NY)

7-2-0

7-2-0

20

Nebraska

6-2-1

6-2-1

20

Wisconsin

6-3-0

6-3-0

3

Tennessee

9-1-0

11-1-0

4

California

9-0-1

9-1-1

5

Army (NY)

8-0-0

8-1-0

6

Michigan

5-3-1

6-3-1

7

Kentucky

10-1-0

11-1-0

8

Princeton (NJ)

9-0-0

9-0-0

9

Michigan St.

8-1-0

8-1-0

1951 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 12-04-1951

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

Boston (MA)

6-4-0

Clemson (SC)

7-3-0

Virginia

8-1-0

1

Tennessee

10-0-0

10-1-0

10

Texas Christian

6-4-0

6-5-0

11

Oklahoma

8-2-0

8-2-0

12

California

8-2-0

8-2-0

13

Notre Dame (IN)

7-2-1

7-2-1

14

Purdue (IN)

5-4-0

5-4-0

14

San Francisco (CA)

9-0-0

9-0-0

14

Washington St.

7-3-0

7-3-0

17

Holy Cross (MA)

8-2-0

8-2-0

17

Kentucky

7-4-0

8-4-0

17

UCLA

5-3-1

5-3-1

2

Michigan St.

9-0-0

9-0-0

20

Kansas

8-2-0

8-2-0

3

Illinois

8-0-1

9-0-1

4

Maryland

9-0-0

10-0-0

5

Georgia Tech

10-0-1

11-0-1

6

Princeton (NJ)

9-0-0

9-0-0

7

Stanford (CA)

9-1-0

9-2-0

8

Wisconsin

7-1-1

7-1-1

9

Baylor (TX)

8-1-1

8-2-1

1952 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 12-01-1952

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

Florida

8-3-0

Syracuse (NY)

7-3-0

Tulsa (OK)

8-2-1

1

Michigan St.

9-0-0

9-0-0

10

Wisconsin

6-2-1

6-3-1

11

Texas

8-2-0

9-2-0

12

Purdue (IN)

4-3-2

4-3-2

13

Maryland

7-2-0

7-2-0

14

Princeton (NJ)

8-1-0

8-1-0

15

Ohio St.

6-3-0

6-3-0

15

Pittsburgh (PA)

6-3-0

6-3-0

17

Navy (MD)

6-2-1

6-2-1

18

Duke (NC)

8-2-0

8-2-0

19

Houston (TX)

8-2-0

8-2-0

19

Kentucky

5-3-2

5-4-2

2

Georgia Tech

11-0-0

12-0-0

3

Notre Dame (IN)

7-2-1

7-2-1

4

Oklahoma

8-1-1

8-1-1

4

Southern California

9-1-0

10-1-0

6

UCLA

8-1-0

8-1-0

7

Mississippi

8-0-2

8-1-2

8

Tennessee

8-1-1

8-2-1

9

Alabama

9-2-0

10-2-0

1953 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 12-01-1953

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

Auburn (AL)

7-3-1

1

Maryland

10-0-0

10-1-0

10

Iowa

5-3-1

5-3-1

11

Alabama

6-2-3

6-3-3

12

Texas Tech

10-1-0

11-1-0

13

West Virginia

8-1-0

8-2-0

14

Wisconsin

6-2-1

6-2-1

15

Kentucky

7-2-1

7-2-1

16

Army (NY)

7-1-1

7-1-1

17

Stanford (CA)

6-3-1

6-3-1

18

Duke (NC)

7-2-1

7-2-1

19

Michigan

6-3-0

6-3-0

2

Notre Dame (IN)

8-0-1

9-0-1

20

Ohio St.

6-3-0

6-3-0

3

Michigan St.

8-1-0

9-1-0

4

UCLA

8-1-0

8-2-0

5

Oklahoma

8-1-1

9-1-1

6

Rice (TX)

8-2-0

9-2-0

7

Illinois

7-1-1

7-1-1

8

Texas

7-3-0

7-3-0

9

Georgia Tech

8-2-1

9-2-1

1954 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 11-30-1954

Rank

Team

Poll Record

Final Record

Auburn (AL)

8-3-0

Baylor (TX)

7-4-0

Virginia Tech

8-0-1

West Virginia

8-1-0

1

UCLA

9-0-0

9-0-0

10

Wisconsin

7-2-0

7-2-0

11

Georgia Tech

7-3-0

8-3-0

11

Maryland

7-2-1

7-2-1

11

Southern California

8-3-0

8-4-0

14

Duke (NC)

7-2-1

8-2-1

15

Michigan

6-3-0

6-3-0

16

Penn St.

7-2-0

7-2-0

17

Southern Methodist (TX)

6-3-1

6-3-1

18

Denver (CO)

9-1-0

9-1-0

19

Rice (TX)

7-3-0

7-3-0

2

Ohio St.

9-0-0

10-0-0

20

Minnesota

7-2-0

7-2-0

3

Oklahoma

10-0-0

10-0-0

4

Notre Dame (IN)

8-1-0

9-1-0

5

Navy (MD)

7-2-0

8-2-0

6

Mississippi

9-1-0

9-2-0

7

Army (NY)

7-2-0

7-2-0

8

Arkansas

8-2-0

8-3-0

9

Miami (FL)

8-1-0

8-1-0

1955 - Final UP 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 UP 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 UP 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

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