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1959 Big Ten Conference School Ratings

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Record: 46-40-5, .533 W-L% (6th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 10.78 (2nd of 12) ▪ SOS: 9.42 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Wisconsin

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

The SRS columns are SRS broken up into offensive and defensive components.
The Scoring columns are points per game adjusted for strength of opposition.
The Passing, Rushing, and Total columns are yards per attempt adjusted for strength of opposition.

10 Schools

SRS Scoring Passing Rushing Total
Rk School OSRS DSRS SRS Off Def Off Def Off Def Off Def
1 Iowa 9.06 6.77 15.83 32.15 5.42
2 Northwestern 8.63 6.09 14.71 26.94 6.30
3 Purdue 3.03 10.83 13.86 20.67 1.56
4 Michigan State 6.46 6.60 13.06 24.70 5.93
5 Illinois 2.19 9.24 11.43 19.82 3.49
6 Indiana 5.02 6.25 11.27 22.80 6.57
7 Wisconsin 4.93 5.83 10.76 23.12 7.45
8 Ohio State 1.37 6.77 8.13 18.37 5.68
9 Michigan 4.09 0.68 4.78 21.98 12.25
10 Minnesota 1.79 2.22 4.01 19.82 10.88