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1945 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Army (115) Ind 9-0 1159 W 32-13 N #2 Navy
2 < 3 Alabama (1) SEC 9-0 942  
3 < 2 Navy Ind 7-1-1 941 L 32-13 N #1 Army
4 < 4 Indiana Big Ten 9-0-1 720 DNP
5 < 6 Oklahoma State MVC 8-0 651 DNP
6 < 7 Michigan Big Ten 7-3 378  
7 < 9 St. Mary's Ind 7-1 320  
8 < 8 Penn Ind 6-2 218  
9 < 5 Notre Dame Ind 7-2-1 217 L 39-7 A Great Lakes Naval (IL)
10 < 10 Texas Southwest 9-1 163  
11 < 16 USC PCC 7-3 121  
12 < 12 Ohio State Big Ten 7-2 82  
13 < 11 Duke Southern 6-2 74  
14 < 17 Tennessee SEC 8-1 73  
15 < NR LSU SEC 7-2 62  
16 < 13 Holy Cross Ind 8-1 56 DNP
17 < 14 Tulsa MVC 7-2 35 W 20-18 H Hondo AAF
18 < NR Georgia SEC 8-2 29  
19 < NR Wake Forest Southern 4-3-1 11 W 13-6 A Clemson
20 < 19 Columbia Ind 8-1 10 DNP
NR < 18 Clemson Southern 0  
NR < 14 Missouri Big 6 0  
NR < 20 Virginia Ind 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 7 9.1 2921
SEC 4 12.3 1106
Big Ten 3 7.3 1180
MVC 2 11.0 686
Southern 2 16.0 85
Southwest 1 10.0 163
PCC 1 11.0 121

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.