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October 12, 1953 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L-T Points Last Week
1 < 1 Notre Dame (74) Ind 2-0 1226 DNP
2 < 2 Michigan State (14) Big Ten 3-0 977  
3 < 4 Maryland (21) ACC 4-0 961  
4 < 6 UCLA (8) Pacific Coast 4-0 755  
5 < 5 Michigan Big Ten 3-0 537  
6 < 10 Georgia Tech SEC 3-0-1 490  
7 < 8 Duke (3) ACC 4-0 485  
8 < 9 Baylor Southwest 3-0 397  
9 < NR Illinois Big Ten 2-0-1 284  
10 < 12 West Virginia (9) Southern 3-0 181  
11 < 11 Rice Southwest 3-0 170  
12 < 16 Oklahoma (1) Big 7 1-1-1 152 W 19-14 N #15 Texas
13 < 7 USC Pacific Coast 3-0-1 148  
14 < NR Navy Ind 2-0-1 53  
15 < 17 Pittsburgh Ind 1-1-1 45  
16 < NR California Pacific Coast 3-1 44  
17 < 3 Ohio State Big Ten 2-1 42  
17 < 20 Southern Miss (1) Ind 4-0 42 W 41-14 A Louisiana-Lafayette
19 < NR Auburn SEC 2-0-1 37  
20 < 13 Mississippi State SEC 3-0-1 36  
NR < 19 Holy Cross Ind 0  
NR < 14 LSU SEC 0  
NR < 18 Northwestern Big Ten 0  
NR < 20 Penn Ind 0  
NR < 15 Texas Southwest 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 4 8.3 1840
Ind 4 11.8 1366
Pacific Coast 3 11.0 947
SEC 3 15.0 563
ACC 2 5.0 1446
Southwest 2 9.5 567
Southern 1 10.0 181
Big 7 1 12.0 152

Notes

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