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November 9, 1959 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 4 Syracuse (111) Ind 7-0 2325 W 20-18 A #7 Penn State
2 < 3 Texas (85) Southwest 8-0 2313  
3 < 1 LSU (13) SEC 7-1 1848 L 14-13 A #13 Tennessee
4 < 6 USC (14) AAWU 7-0 1576  
5 < 5 Mississippi (14) SEC 7-1 1488  
6 < 2 Northwestern (2) Big Ten 6-1 1311  
7 < 9 Wisconsin (19) Big Ten 6-1 1243  
8 < 8 Auburn (9) SEC 6-1 808  
9 < 13 Tennessee (4) SEC 5-1-1 674  
10 < 7 Penn State Ind 7-1 608  
11 < 10 Clemson (3) ACC 6-1 362  
12 < 11 Georgia (2) SEC 7-1 263  
13 < 12 Washington AAWU 7-1 159  
14 < 15 Oregon (2) Ind 7-1 101  
15 < 19 Georgia Tech SEC 6-2 92  
16 < NR Iowa (1) Big Ten 4-3 56  
16 < 20 North Texas MVC 8-0 56 W 39-7 H Louisville
18 < 17 TCU Southwest 5-2 40 DNP
19 < NR Michigan State Big Ten 4-3 33  
20 < 16 Arkansas Southwest 6-2 28  
NR < 18 Air Force Ind 0  
NR < 14 Purdue Big Ten 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 8.7 5173
Big Ten 4 12.0 2643
Ind 3 8.3 3034
Southwest 3 13.3 2381
AAWU 2 8.5 1735
ACC 1 11.0 362
MVC 1 16.0 56

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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