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1940 Western Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 39-33-0, .542 W-L% (6th of 10) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 14.87 (1st of 10) ▪ SOS: 12.52 (1st of 10)

Conference Champion: Minnesota

Ranked in First AP Poll:(Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Michigan, Minnesota and Northwestern)

24 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Oct 5, 1940 Sat Ohio State 17 Purdue 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2 Oct 12, 1940 Sat Iowa 30 Wisconsin 12
3 Oct 12, 1940 Sat Northwestern 6 Ohio State 3
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
4 Oct 19, 1940 Sat Indiana 10 (20) Iowa 6
5 Oct 19, 1940 Sat (3) Michigan 28 Illinois 0
6 Oct 19, 1940 Sat (7) Minnesota 13 @ (15) Ohio State 7
7 Oct 19, 1940 Sat (4) Northwestern 27 @ Wisconsin 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
8 Oct 26, 1940 Sat (6) Minnesota 34 Iowa 6
9 Oct 26, 1940 Sat (7) Northwestern 20 Indiana 7
10 Oct 26, 1940 Sat Wisconsin 14 @ Purdue 13
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
11 Nov 2, 1940 Sat (4) Minnesota 13 @ (8) Northwestern 12
12 Nov 2, 1940 Sat Ohio State 21 Indiana 6
13 Nov 2, 1940 Sat Purdue 21 @ Iowa 6
14 Nov 2, 1940 Sat Wisconsin 13 Illinois 6
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
15 Nov 9, 1940 Sat (2) Minnesota 7 (3) Michigan 6
16 Nov 9, 1940 Sat (10) Northwestern 32 Illinois 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
17 Nov 16, 1940 Sat (6) Michigan 20 (10) Northwestern 13
18 Nov 16, 1940 Sat (1) Minnesota 33 Purdue 6
19 Nov 16, 1940 Sat Ohio State 14 @ Illinois 6
20 Nov 16, 1940 Sat Wisconsin 27 Indiana 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
21 Nov 23, 1940 Sat Indiana 3 @ Purdue 0
22 Nov 23, 1940 Sat Iowa 18 Illinois 7
23 Nov 23, 1940 Sat (7) Michigan 40 @ Ohio State 0
24 Nov 23, 1940 Sat (1) Minnesota 22 @ Wisconsin 13