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1953 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 38-32-1, .542 W-L% (3rd of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 10.51 (2nd of 11) ▪ SOS: 8.76 (2nd of 11)

Conference Champion: Rice and Texas

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Baylor, Rice and Texas)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Rice and Texas)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Rice 9 2 0 .818 5 1 0 .833 26.8 9.5 19.76 6.12
Texas 7 3 0 .700 5 1 0 .833 19.0 12.5 14.86 8.66
Baylor 7 3 0 .700 4 2 0 .667 21.9 16.6 11.54 7.34
Southern Methodist 5 5 0 .500 3 3 0 .500 12.8 12.9 10.72 10.92
Arkansas 3 7 0 .300 2 4 0 .333 11.6 16.1 5.56 8.96
Texas A&M 4 5 1 .450 1 5 0 .167 12.8 18.6 4.99 9.69
Texas Christian 3 7 0 .300 1 5 0 .167 11.6 15.0 6.16 9.66

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 Final
Rice 12 14 11 11   12   16 10 8 6
Texas 11 17 15       19 10 6 7 11
Baylor 20 10 9 8 6 3 3 9   17  
Southern Methodist         13 11          
Texas A&M         15            

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1954-01-01 Cotton Bowl Rice 28 Alabama 6 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)