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1940 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf WLT Points Last Week
1 < 1 Minnesota (65) Big Ten 8-0 1244 DNP
2 < 3 Stanford (44) Pacific Coast 9-0 1125  
3 < 5 Michigan (5) Big Ten 7-1 914  
4 < 6 Tennessee (10) SEC 10-0 885  
5 < 4 Boston College (7) Ind 10-0 798  
6 < 2 Texas A&M (1) Southwest 8-1 728  
7 < 8 Nebraska Big 6 8-1 514  
8 < 7 Northwestern Big Ten 6-2 323  
9 < 11 Mississippi State (1) SEC 8-0-1 233.13  
10 < 12 Washington Pacific Coast 7-2 210.13  
11 < 15 Santa Clara Ind 6-1-1 198.13  
12 < 14 Fordham Ind 7-1 157.13 W 26-0 N New York
13 < 9 Georgetown Ind 8-1 133.13 DNP
14 < 10 Penn Ind 6-1-1 87.13  
15 < 13 Cornell Ind 6-2 30.13 DNP
16 < 16 SMU Southwest 7-1-1 9.13  
17 < 20 Hardin-Simmons Ind 8-0 9 W 27-7 A Howard Payne
18 < 20 Duke Southern 7-2 8  
19 < 18 Lafayette MID3 9-0 4 DNP
NR < 17 Alabama SEC  
NR < 18 Texas Tech BIAA  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 7 12.4 1412.65
Big Ten 3 4.0 2481
Pacific Coast 2 6.0 1335.13
SEC 2 6.5 1118.13
Southwest 2 11.0 737.13
Big 6 1 7.0 514
Southern 1 18.0 8
MID3 1 19.0 4

Notes

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  • Regular season polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-67 had 10 teams (except for the 1961 final poll which had 20), 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.


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