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October 14, 1940 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < N/A Cornell (90) Ind 2-0 1396 W 45-0 A Army
2 < N/A Texas A&M (25) Southwest 3-0 1015  
3 < N/A Michigan (26) Big Ten 3-0 1004  
4 < N/A Northwestern (1) Big Ten 2-0 898  
5 < N/A Tennessee (7) SEC 3-0 772  
6 < N/A Notre Dame (5) Ind 2-0 753  
7 < N/A Minnesota (2) Big Ten 2-0 630 DNP
8 < N/A Boston College Ind 3-0 449  
9 < N/A Penn Ind 2-0 354  
10 < N/A Stanford Pacific Coast 3-0 267  
11 < N/A Fordham Ind 2-0 195 W 20-7 H Tulane
12 < N/A Clemson Southern 4-0 160  
13 < N/A Mississippi SEC 4-0 134  
14 < N/A Texas Southwest 3-0 99  
15 < N/A Ohio State Big Ten 2-1 92  
16 < N/A Washington Pacific Coast 2-1 72  
17 < N/A USC Pacific Coast 1-0-2 34  
18 < N/A Oregon State Pacific Coast 2-0-1 32  
19 < N/A Washington State Pacific Coast 2-0-1 23 W 9-6 A California
20 < N/A Iowa Big Ten 2-0 22  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 5 7.0 3147
Big Ten 5 9.8 2646
Pacific Coast 5 16.0 428
Southwest 2 8.0 1114
SEC 2 9.0 906
Southern 1 12.0 160

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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