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1947 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Notre Dame (107) Ind 9-0 1410 W 38-7 A #3 USC
2 < 2 Michigan (25) Big Ten 9-0 1289  
3 < 4 SMU Southwest 9-0-1 975  
4 < 5 Penn State (1) Ind 9-0 853  
5 < 6 Texas Southwest 9-1 757  
6 < 7 Alabama (1) SEC 8-2 617  
7 < 8 Penn Ind 7-0-1 525  
8 < 3 USC PCC 7-1-1 354  
9 < 10 North Carolina (7) Southern 8-2 295  
10 < 9 Georgia Tech SEC 9-1 278  
11 < 11 Army Ind 5-2-2 151  
12 < 13 Kansas Big 6 8-0-2 81 DNP
13 < 12 Mississippi SEC 8-2 67  
14 < 13 William & Mary Southern 9-1 52 DNP
15 < 15 California PCC 9-1 36  
16 < 18 Oklahoma (1) Big 6 7-2-1 30 DNP
17 < 16 NC State Southern 5-3-1 29  
18 < 17 Rice Southwest 6-3-1 21  
19 < NR Duke Southern 4-3-2 11  
20 < NR Columbia Ind 7-2 7 DNP
NR < 20 Catawba Other 0  
NR < 19 UCLA PCC 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 5 8.6 2946
Southern 4 14.8 387
Southwest 3 8.7 1753
SEC 3 9.7 962
PCC 2 11.5 390
Big 6 2 14.0 111
Big Ten 1 2.0 1289

Notes

  • * = Received first place votes (non-AP rankings); Hold the mouse cursor over these rankings to see the first place votes (where available) in a tooltip (for browsers that support tooltips)
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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.