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November 4, 1940 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Cornell (119) Ind 5-0 1560 W 27-0 H Columbia
2 < 4 Minnesota (18) Big Ten 5-0 1420 W 13-12 A #8 Northwestern
3 < 3 Michigan (11) Big Ten 5-0 1258  
4 < 5 Texas A&M (14) Southwest 6-0 1185  
5 < 7 Tennessee (11) SEC 6-0 929  
6 < 6 Stanford (3) Pacific Coast 6-0 906  
7 < 2 Notre Dame Ind 5-0 769  
8 < 9 Boston College (2) Ind 6-0 527  
9 < 10 Georgetown Ind 6-0 347 W 28-6 A Syracuse
10 < 8 Northwestern Big Ten 4-1 316  
11 < 13 Washington Pacific Coast 4-1 87  
12 < 18 Duke Southern 4-1 84  
12 < 12 Nebraska Big 6 4-1 84  
14 < 15 SMU Southwest 4-0-1 58  
15 < 15 Penn Ind 4-1 23  
16 < 18 Penn State Ind 5-0 17  
17 < NR Fordham Ind 4-1 16 W 14-0 H North Carolina
18 < NR Lafayette MID3 6-0 10 W 25-0 H Washington & Jefferson
19 < 20 Mississippi State SEC 5-0-1 9  
19 < 20 Santa Clara Ind 3-1-1 9  
NR < 10 Clemson Southern 0  
NR < 17 Detroit Ind 0  
NR < 14 Navy Ind 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 8 11.5 3268
Big Ten 3 5.0 2994
Pacific Coast 2 8.5 993
Southwest 2 9.0 1243
SEC 2 12.0 938
Southern 1 12.0 84
Big 6 1 12.0 84
MID3 1 18.0 10

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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