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October 21, 1940 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Cornell (83) Ind 3-0 1473 W 33-6 H Syracuse
2 < 6 Notre Dame (30) Ind 3-0 1152  
3 < 3 Michigan (18) Big Ten 4-0 1040  
4 < 2 Texas A&M (15) Southwest 4-0 1037  
5 < 5 Tennessee (6) SEC 4-0 880  
6 < 7 Minnesota (8) Big Ten 3-0 817 W 13-7 A #15 Ohio State
7 < 4 Northwestern Big Ten 3-0 592  
8 < 9 Penn Ind 3-0 539  
9 < 10 Stanford Pacific Coast 4-0 350  
10 < 8 Boston College Ind 4-0 334  
11 < 11 Fordham Ind 3-0 304 W 24-12 A Pittsburgh
12 < 14 Texas Southwest 4-0 107  
13 < 12 Clemson (1) Southern 4-0 86  
14 < 13 Mississippi (1) SEC 5-0 80  
15 < NR Georgetown Ind 4-0 38 W 46-4 H Virginia Tech
16 < 16 Washington Pacific Coast 3-1 28  
17 < 17 USC Pacific Coast 2-0-2 13  
18 < NR Nebraska Big 6 2-1 12  
19 < NR SMU Southwest 3-0-1 11  
20 < NR Columbia Ind 3-0 8 W 19-13 H Georgia
NR < 20 Iowa Big Ten 0  
NR < 15 Ohio State Big Ten 0  
NR < 18 Oregon State Pacific Coast 0  
NR < 19 Washington State Pacific Coast 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 7 9.6 3848
Big Ten 3 5.3 2449
Southwest 3 11.7 1155
Pacific Coast 3 14.0 391
SEC 2 9.5 960
Southern 1 13.0 86
Big 6 1 18.0 12

Notes

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