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October 12, 1959 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L-T Points Last Week
1 < 1 LSU (83) SEC 4-0 1223 W 27-3 H Miami (FL)
2 < 2 Northwestern (10) Big Ten 3-0 1006  
3 < 4 Texas (10) Southwest 4-0 968  
4 < 3 Georgia Tech (6) SEC 4-0 713  
5 < 5 Mississippi (6) SEC 4-0 712  
6 < 7 Purdue (5) Big Ten 2-0-1 575  
7 < 6 USC (7) Pac-10 3-0 559  
8 < 12 Syracuse (2) Ind 3-0 386  
9 < 10 Iowa (5) Big Ten 2-1 357  
10 < 16 Penn State (4) Ind 4-0 207  
11 < 14 Auburn (1) SEC 2-1 165  
12 < 19 Arkansas Southwest 4-0 142  
13 < 20 Illinois Big Ten 2-1 91  
14 < 8 Tennessee SEC 2-1 79  
15 < NR Clemson ACC 3-1 64  
15 < 15 SMU Southwest 2-1 64  
17 < 18 Air Force Ind 3-0 55  
18 < NR Washington Pac-10 4-0 43  
19 < 17 Florida SEC 3-0-1 38  
20 < NR Pittsburgh Ind 3-1 36  
NR < 13 Oklahoma Big 8 1-2 0 L 19-12 N #4 Texas
NR < 11 South Carolina ACC 0  
NR < 9 Wisconsin Big Ten 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 9.0 2930
Big Ten 4 7.5 2029
Ind 4 13.8 684
Southwest 3 10.0 1174
Pac-10 2 12.5 602
ACC 1 15.0 64

Notes

  • * = Received first place votes (non-AP rankings); Hold the mouse cursor over these rankings to see the first place votes (where available) in a tooltip (for browsers that support tooltips)
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  • Regular season polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-67 had 10 teams (except for the 1961 final poll which had 20), 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.


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