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1953 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 50-37-4, .571 W-L% (1st of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 13.76 (1st of 11) ▪ SOS: 11.73 (1st of 11)

Conference Champion: Illinois and Michigan State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Michigan State and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Michigan State 9 1 0 .900 5 1 0 .833 24.0 11.0 21.74 9.64
Illinois 7 1 1 .833 5 1 0 .833 25.3 14.8 21.17 10.40
Wisconsin 6 2 1 .722 4 1 1 .750 19.9 12.2 20.36 12.80
Ohio State 6 3 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 20.2 18.2 14.53 11.75
Michigan 6 3 0 .667 3 3 0 .500 18.1 11.2 15.00 10.33
Iowa 5 3 1 .611 3 3 0 .500 20.8 10.1 18.58 11.36
Minnesota 4 4 1 .500 3 3 1 .500 16.7 17.8 12.37 13.15
Purdue 2 7 0 .222 2 4 0 .333 9.9 18.6 7.19 15.63
Indiana 2 7 0 .222 1 5 0 .167 13.2 25.2 1.76 11.98
Northwestern 3 6 0 .333 0 6 0 .000 18.4 22.8 4.90 10.24

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 Final
Michigan State 2 2 2 2 2 6 5 4 3 3 3
Illinois       9 7 4 4 3 7 6 7
Iowa                 20 9 9
Wisconsin   16             8 12 15
Michigan   4 5 5 5 16 17       20
Minnesota           14 13 15      
Northwestern     18                
Ohio State 7 6 3 17     16        

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1954-01-01 Rose Bowl Michigan State 28 UCLA 20 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)