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October 15, 1945 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Army (90) Ind 3-0 1035 W 28-7 N #9 Michigan
2 < 2 Navy (14) Ind 3-0 803  
3 < 3 Notre Dame Ind 3-0 768 W 34-0 H Dartmouth
4 < 4 Ohio State (1) Big Ten 3-0 655  
5 < 5 Minnesota Big Ten 3-0 581  
6 < 7 Alabama SEC 3-0 511  
7 < 11 Penn Ind 3-0 310  
8 < 8 Indiana Big Ten 3-0-1 292 W 54-14 H Nebraska
9 < 15 Purdue Big Ten 4-0 184  
10 < 10 Texas Southwest 4-0 117  
11 < 19 St. Mary's Ind 4-0 114  
12 < NR Georgia SEC 4-0 113  
13 < 9 Michigan Big Ten 3-2 94  
14 < 6 USC PCC 3-1 45  
15 < 14 Oklahoma State MVC 3-0 42 W 26-12 N SMU
16 < 13 Duke Southern 3-1 40  
17 < NR Columbia Ind 3-0 27 W 27-13 H Yale
18 < 16 Tulsa MVC 3-0 24 W 18-7 A Texas Tech
19 < 12 Holy Cross Ind 3-0 22 W 26-7 H Villanova
20 < 20 Mississippi State SEC 3-0 18  
NR < 18 Tennessee SEC 0  
NR < 17 Texas A&M Southwest 0  
NR < 20 Virginia Ind 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 7 8.6 3079
Big Ten 5 7.8 1806
SEC 3 12.7 642
MVC 2 16.5 66
Southwest 1 10.0 117
PCC 1 14.0 45
Southern 1 16.0 40

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.