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November 11, 1940 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 2 Minnesota (55.33) Big Ten 6-0 1314 W 7-6 H #3 Michigan
2 < 1 Cornell (45.33) Ind 6-0 1260 W 21-0 A Yale
3 < 4 Texas A&M (31.33) Southwest 7-0 1202  
4 < 6 Stanford (12) PCC 7-0 1066  
5 < 5 Tennessee (2) SEC 7-0 698.5  
6 < 3 Michigan Big Ten 5-1 585  
7 < 7 Notre Dame Ind 6-0 581  
8 < 8 Boston College Ind 7-0 548.5  
9 < 9 Georgetown Ind 7-0 352.5 W 41-0 A Maryland
10 < 10 Northwestern Big Ten 5-1 276  
11 < 12 Nebraska Big 6 5-1 139.5  
12 < 12 Duke (2) Southern 5-1 59  
13 < 17 Fordham Ind 5-1 36 W 13-7 H Purdue
14 < NR Alabama SEC 5-1 26  
15 < 19 Mississippi State SEC 6-0-1 24  
16 < 19 Santa Clara Ind 3-1-1 19  
17 < NR Mississippi SEC 7-1 15  
17 < 11 Washington PCC 4-2 15  
19 < NR Oregon State PCC 5-1-1 11  
20 < 16 Penn State Ind 5-0-1 4  
20 < 14 SMU Southwest 4-1-1 4  
NR < 18 Lafayette MID3 0  
NR < 15 Penn Ind 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 7 10.7 2801
SEC 4 12.8 763.5
Big Ten 3 5.7 2175
PCC 3 13.3 1092
Southwest 2 11.5 1206
Big 6 1 11.0 139.5
Southern 1 12.0 59

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.