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November 2, 1959 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 LSU (132) SEC 7-0 1859 W 7-3 H #3 Mississippi
2 < 2 Northwestern (30) Big Ten 6-0 1596  
3 < 4 Texas (6) Southwest 7-0 1442  
4 < 5 Syracuse (14) Ind 6-0 1374  
5 < 3 Mississippi (1) SEC 6-1 1123 L 7-3 A #1 LSU
6 < 6 USC (4) AAWU 6-0 878  
7 < 7 Penn State (8) Ind 7-0 810  
8 < 8 Auburn (3) SEC 5-1 677  
9 < 10 Wisconsin (2) Big Ten 5-1 446  
10 < 12 Clemson (2) ACC 5-1 224  
11 < 14 Georgia SEC 6-1 142  
12 < 17 Washington AAWU 6-1 87  
13 < 20 Tennessee SEC 4-1-1 76  
14 < 11 Purdue Big Ten 3-1-2 58  
15 < 16 Oregon Ind 6-1 53  
16 < 17 Arkansas Southwest 5-2 37  
17 < 15 TCU Southwest 5-2 36 W 14-0 A Baylor
18 < NR Air Force Ind 4-1-1 27  
19 < 9 Georgia Tech SEC 5-2 25  
20 < NR North Texas MVC 7-0 20 W 12-0 H Wichita State
NR < 19 Oklahoma Big 8 3-3 0 L 25-21 A Nebraska
NR < 13 Yale Ivy 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 9.5 3902
Ind 4 11.0 2264
Big Ten 3 8.3 2100
Southwest 3 12.0 1515
AAWU 2 9.0 965
ACC 1 10.0 224
MVC 1 20.0 20

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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