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1959 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 132-131-3, .502 W-L% (4th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -1.26 (7th of 12) ▪ SOS: -1.15 (7th of 12)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Air Force, Army, Notre Dame and Syracuse)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Syracuse)

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Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Syracuse 11 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 37.5 6.6 23.36 3.18
Penn State 9 2 0 .818 0 0 0 23.8 10.2 13.24 3.24
Oregon 8 2 0 .800 0 0 0 20.9 11.3 10.12 0.82
Rutgers 6 3 0 .667 0 0 0 14.7 13.4 -11.80 -14.69
Detroit Mercy 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 19.9 13.9 -3.96 -8.36
Holy Cross 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 14.2 16.0 -3.88 -4.98
Miami (FL) 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 14.0 14.0 8.49 7.69
Oklahoma State 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 18.1 15.1 3.03 0.13
Pittsburgh 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 14.8 16.4 7.28 7.38
Washington State 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 17.7 12.1 5.78 0.78
Boston College 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 18.0 15.9 -0.71 -3.15
Pacific 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 14.7 13.0 -5.02 -6.58
Air Force 5 4 1 .550 0 0 0 16.0 12.4 3.06 0.06
Navy 5 4 1 .550 0 0 0 19.9 16.6 5.15 3.05
Army 4 4 1 .500 0 0 0 19.3 15.7 5.08 2.19
Notre Dame 5 5 0 .500 0 0 0 17.1 18.0 9.65 9.95
Boston University 4 5 0 .444 0 0 0 11.3 16.7 -4.26 -1.70
Florida State 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 14.9 13.2 -2.03 -2.43
San Jose State 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 19.2 27.8 -6.69 -0.99
Texas Tech 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 13.9 15.8 2.44 3.74
Xavier 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 15.5 22.8 -16.35 -10.85
Dayton 3 7 0 .300 0 0 0 7.7 14.9 -17.49 -10.69
Marquette 3 7 0 .300 0 0 0 17.2 21.4 -4.67 0.13
Oregon State 3 7 0 .300 0 0 0 16.6 17.8 -0.20 4.30
Colgate 2 7 0 .222 0 0 0 12.8 29.8 -13.11 -3.33
Idaho 1 9 0 .100 0 0 0 7.9 29.3 -18.15 -1.45
Villanova 1 9 0 .100 0 0 0 8.7 24.9 -22.48 -8.38

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
Syracuse 20   20 12 8 6 5 4 1 1 1 1 1
Penn State   18   16 10 8 7 7 10 7 15 14 12
Notre Dame 16   8                 19 17
Pittsburgh         20           16   20
Air Force 15   18 18 17     18          
Army 5 7 4                    
Miami (FL)                   18 12    
Navy   13 15                    
Oregon           11 16 15 14 15      

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1960-01-01 Cotton Bowl Syracuse 23 Texas 14 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1959-12-19 Liberty Bowl Penn State 7 Alabama 0 Liberty Bowl (Philadelphia, PA)