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October 26, 1959 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 LSU (71) SEC 6-0 1556 W 9-0 A Florida
2 < 2 Northwestern (25) Big Ten 5-0 1474  
3 < 4 Mississippi (46) SEC 6-0 1444  
4 < 3 Texas (6) Southwest 6-0 1227  
5 < 6 Syracuse (11) Ind 5-0 994  
6 < 5 USC (6) AAWU 5-0 758  
7 < 8 Penn State (6) Ind 6-0 715  
8 < 7 Auburn (5) SEC 4-1 674  
9 < 9 Georgia Tech (1) SEC 5-1 344  
10 < 12 Wisconsin (2) Big Ten 4-1 276  
11 < 14 Purdue Big Ten 3-1-1 241  
12 < 17 Clemson (2) ACC 4-1 98  
13 < 19 Yale (1) Ivy 5-0 44 W 21-0 H Colgate
14 < NR Georgia SEC 5-1 31  
15 < 16 TCU Southwest 4-2 29 W 13-3 A Pittsburgh
16 < 11 Oregon Ind 5-1 25  
17 < 10 Arkansas Southwest 4-2 24  
17 < NR Washington AAWU 5-1 24  
19 < 18 Oklahoma Big 8 4-2 22 W 7-6 H Kansas
20 < NR Tennessee SEC 3-1-1 19  
NR < 13 Illinois Big Ten 0  
NR < 15 Iowa Big Ten 0  
NR < 20 Ohio State Big Ten 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 9.2 4068
Big Ten 3 7.7 1991
Ind 3 9.3 1734
Southwest 3 12.0 1280
AAWU 2 11.5 782
ACC 1 12.0 98
Ivy 1 13.0 44
Big 8 1 19.0 22

Notes

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  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.

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