United Press Final Season Polls

1935 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 12-17-1935

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
1 Minnesota 9-0-0 9-0-0
10 Pittsburgh (PA) 7-1-2 7-1-2
2 Southern Methodist (TX) 12-0-0 12-1-0
3 Princeton (NJ) 9-0-0 9-0-0
4 Texas Christian 11-1-0 12-1-0
5 Ohio St. 7-1-0 7-1-0
6 Stanford (CA) 7-1-0 8-1-0
7 Louisiana St. 9-1-0 9-2-0
8 Notre Dame (IN) 7-1-1 7-1-1
9 California 9-1-0 9-1-0

1936-1949 - Final UP Poll

No known Polls these years

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record

1950 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 11-28-1950

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Tulane (LA) 6-2-1
Tulsa (OK) 9-1-1
1 Oklahoma 9-0-0 10-1-0
10 Ohio St. 6-3-0 6-3-0
11 Illinois 7-2-0 7-2-0
12 Clemson (SC) 8-0-1 9-0-1
13 Miami (FL) 8-0-1 9-1-1
14 Wyoming 9-0-0 10-0-0
15 Washington 8-2-0 8-2-0
15 Baylor (TX) 7-3-0 7-3-0
17 Alabama 8-2-0 9-2-0
18 Washington & Lee (VA) 8-2-0 8-3-0
19 Navy (MD) 3-6-0 3-6-0
2 Texas 7-1-0 9-2-0
20 Cornell (NY) 7-2-0 7-2-0
20 Nebraska 6-2-1 6-2-1
20 Wisconsin 6-3-0 6-3-0
3 Tennessee 9-1-0 11-1-0
4 California 9-0-1 9-1-1
5 Army (NY) 8-0-0 8-1-0
6 Michigan 5-3-1 6-3-1
7 Kentucky 10-1-0 11-1-0
8 Princeton (NJ) 9-0-0 9-0-0
9 Michigan St. 8-1-0 8-1-0

1951 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 12-04-1951

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Boston (MA) 6-4-0
Clemson (SC) 7-3-0
Virginia 8-1-0
1 Tennessee 10-0-0 10-1-0
10 Texas Christian 6-4-0 6-5-0
11 Oklahoma 8-2-0 8-2-0
12 California 8-2-0 8-2-0
13 Notre Dame (IN) 7-2-1 7-2-1
14 Purdue (IN) 5-4-0 5-4-0
14 San Francisco (CA) 9-0-0 9-0-0
14 Washington St. 7-3-0 7-3-0
17 Holy Cross (MA) 8-2-0 8-2-0
17 Kentucky 7-4-0 8-4-0
17 UCLA 5-3-1 5-3-1
2 Michigan St. 9-0-0 9-0-0
20 Kansas 8-2-0 8-2-0
3 Illinois 8-0-1 9-0-1
4 Maryland 9-0-0 10-0-0
5 Georgia Tech 10-0-1 11-0-1
6 Princeton (NJ) 9-0-0 9-0-0
7 Stanford (CA) 9-1-0 9-2-0
8 Wisconsin 7-1-1 7-1-1
9 Baylor (TX) 8-1-1 8-2-1

1952 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 12-01-1952

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Florida 8-3-0
Syracuse (NY) 7-3-0
Tulsa (OK) 8-2-1
1 Michigan St. 9-0-0 9-0-0
10 Wisconsin 6-2-1 6-3-1
11 Texas 8-2-0 9-2-0
12 Purdue (IN) 4-3-2 4-3-2
13 Maryland 7-2-0 7-2-0
14 Princeton (NJ) 8-1-0 8-1-0
15 Ohio St. 6-3-0 6-3-0
15 Pittsburgh (PA) 6-3-0 6-3-0
17 Navy (MD) 6-2-1 6-2-1
18 Duke (NC) 8-2-0 8-2-0
19 Houston (TX) 8-2-0 8-2-0
19 Kentucky 5-3-2 5-4-2
2 Georgia Tech 11-0-0 12-0-0
3 Notre Dame (IN) 7-2-1 7-2-1
4 Oklahoma 8-1-1 8-1-1
4 Southern California 9-1-0 10-1-0
6 UCLA 8-1-0 8-1-0
7 Mississippi 8-0-2 8-1-2
8 Tennessee 8-1-1 8-2-1
9 Alabama 9-2-0 10-2-0

1953 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 12-01-1953

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Auburn (AL) 7-3-1
1 Maryland 10-0-0 10-1-0
10 Iowa 5-3-1 5-3-1
11 Alabama 6-2-3 6-3-3
12 Texas Tech 10-1-0 11-1-0
13 West Virginia 8-1-0 8-2-0
14 Wisconsin 6-2-1 6-2-1
15 Kentucky 7-2-1 7-2-1
16 Army (NY) 7-1-1 7-1-1
17 Stanford (CA) 6-3-1 6-3-1
18 Duke (NC) 7-2-1 7-2-1
19 Michigan 6-3-0 6-3-0
2 Notre Dame (IN) 8-0-1 9-0-1
20 Ohio St. 6-3-0 6-3-0
3 Michigan St. 8-1-0 9-1-0
4 UCLA 8-1-0 8-2-0
5 Oklahoma 8-1-1 9-1-1
6 Rice (TX) 8-2-0 9-2-0
7 Illinois 7-1-1 7-1-1
8 Texas 7-3-0 7-3-0
9 Georgia Tech 8-2-1 9-2-1

1954 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 11-30-1954

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Baylor (TX) 7-4-0
Virginia Tech 8-0-1
West Virginia 8-1-0
Auburn (AL) 8-3-0
1 UCLA 9-0-0 9-0-0
10 Wisconsin 7-2-0 7-2-0
11 Georgia Tech 7-3-0 8-3-0
11 Maryland 7-2-1 7-2-1
11 Southern California 8-3-0 8-4-0
14 Duke (NC) 7-2-1 8-2-1
15 Michigan 6-3-0 6-3-0
16 Penn St. 7-2-0 7-2-0
17 Southern Methodist (TX) 6-3-1 6-3-1
18 Denver (CO) 9-1-0 9-1-0
19 Rice (TX) 7-3-0 7-3-0
2 Ohio St. 9-0-0 10-0-0
20 Minnesota 7-2-0 7-2-0
3 Oklahoma 10-0-0 10-0-0
4 Notre Dame (IN) 8-1-0 9-1-0
5 Navy (MD) 7-2-0 8-2-0
6 Mississippi 9-1-0 9-2-0
7 Army (NY) 7-2-0 7-2-0
8 Arkansas 8-2-0 8-3-0
9 Miami (FL) 8-1-0 8-1-0

1955 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 11-29-1955

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
1 Oklahoma 10-0-0 11-0-0
10 Notre Dame (IN) 8-2-0 8-2-0
11 Pittsburgh (PA) 7-3-0 7-4-0
12 Southern California 6-4-0 6-4-0
13 Michigan 7-2-0 7-2-0
14 Texas A&M 7-2-1 7-2-1
15 Army (NY) 6-3-0 6-3-0
16 Duke (NC) 7-2-1 7-2-1
17 West Virginia 8-2-0 8-2-0
18 Miami (FL) 6-3-0 6-3-0
19 Iowa 3-5-1 3-5-1
2 Michigan St. 8-1-0 9-1-0
20 Miami (OH) 9-0-0 9-0-0
20 Navy (MD) 6-2-1 6-2-1
20 Stanford (CA) 6-3-1 6-3-1
3 Maryland 10-0-0 10-1-0
4 UCLA 9-1-0 9-2-0
5 Ohio St. 7-2-0 7-2-0
6 Texas Christian 9-1-0 9-2-0
7 Georgia Tech 8-1-1 9-1-1
8 Auburn (AL) 8-1-1 8-2-1
9 Mississippi 9-1-0 10-1-0

1956 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 12-04-1956

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Clemson (SC) 7-2-2
George Washington (DC) 8-1-1
Ohio St. 6-3-0
1 Oklahoma 10-0-0 10-0-0
10 Michigan St. 7-2-0 7-2-0
11 Baylor (TX) 8-2-0 9-2-0
12 Pittsburgh (PA) 6-2-1 7-3-1
13 Oregon St. 7-2-1 7-3-1
14 Texas Christian 7-3-0 8-3-0
15 Southern California 8-2-0 8-2-0
16 Wyoming 10-0-0 10-0-0
17 Yale (CT) 8-1-0 8-1-0
18 Colorado 7-2-1 8-2-1
19 Navy (MD) 6-1-2 6-1-2
2 Tennessee 10-0-0 10-1-0
20 Duke (NC) 5-4-1 5-4-1
3 Iowa 8-1-0 9-1-0
4 Georgia Tech 9-1-0 10-1-0
5 Texas A&M 9-0-1 9-0-1
6 Miami (FL) 8-0-1 8-1-1
7 Michigan 7-2-0 7-2-0
8 Syracuse (NY) 7-1-0 7-2-0
9 Minnesota 6-1-2 6-1-2

1957 - Final UP Poll

Final Poll released 12-03-1957

Rank Team Poll Record Final Record
Florida 6-2-1
Mississippi St. 6-2-1
Virginia Military Institute 9-0-1
1 Ohio St. 8-1-0 9-1-0
10 Texas A&M 8-2-0 8-3-0
11 Texas 6-3-1 6-4-1
12 Arizona St. 10-0-0 10-0-0
13 Army (NY) 7-2-0 7-2-0
14 Duke (NC) 6-2-2 6-3-2
14 Wisconsin 6-3-0 6-3-0
16 Tennessee 7-3-0 8-3-0
17 Oregon 7-3-0 7-4-0
18 Clemson (SC) 7-3-0 7-3-0
18 UCLA 8-2-0 8-2-0
2 Auburn (AL) 10-0-0 10-0-0
20 North Carolina St. 7-1-2 7-1-2
3 Michigan St. 8-1-0 8-1-0
4 Oklahoma 9-1-0 10-1-0
5 Iowa 7-1-1 7-1-1
6 Navy (MD) 8-1-1 9-1-1
7 Rice (TX) 7-3-0 7-4-0
8 Mississippi 8-1-1 9-1-1
9 Notre Dame (IN) 6-3-0 7-3-0