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October 19, 1959 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 LSU (68) SEC 5-0 1238 W 9-0 A Kentucky
2 < 2 Northwestern (23) Big Ten 4-0 1171  
3 < 3 Texas (8) Southwest 5-0 1010  
4 < 5 Mississippi (18) SEC 5-0 989  
5 < 7 USC (12) AAWU 4-0 769  
6 < 8 Syracuse (4) Ind 4-0 673  
7 < 11 Auburn (5) SEC 3-1 462  
8 < 10 Penn State (3) Ind 5-0 313  
9 < 4 Georgia Tech SEC 4-1 280  
10 < 12 Arkansas (1) Southwest 4-1 213  
11 < NR Oregon (1) Ind 5-0 192  
12 < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 3-1 170  
13 < 13 Illinois Big Ten 3-1 118  
14 < 6 Purdue Big Ten 2-1-1 87  
15 < 9 Iowa Big Ten 2-2 68  
16 < NR TCU Southwest 3-2 66 W 39-6 H Texas A&M
17 < 15 Clemson ACC 3-1 60  
18 < NR Oklahoma Big 8 3-2 56 W 23-0 A Missouri
19 < NR Yale (1) Ivy 4-0 52 W 23-0 A Cornell
20 < NR Ohio State Big Ten 2-0 43  
NR < 17 Air Force Ind 0  
NR < 19 Florida SEC 0  
NR < 20 Pittsburgh Ind 0  
NR < 15 SMU Southwest 0  
NR < 14 Tennessee SEC 0  
NR < 18 Washington AAWU 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 6 12.7 1657
SEC 4 5.3 2969
Ind 3 8.3 1178
Southwest 3 9.7 1289
AAWU 1 5.0 769
ACC 1 17.0 60
Big 8 1 18.0 56
Ivy 1 19.0 52

Notes

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