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1951 Western Conference Year Summary

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Record: 40-35-7, .530 W-L% (5th of 10) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 11.35 (2nd of 10) ▪ SOS: 10.68 (1st of 10)

Conference Champion: Illinois

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Illinois 9 0 1 .950 5 0 1 .917 22.0 8.3 24.08 10.88
Purdue 5 4 0 .556 4 1 0 .800 17.0 16.9 9.60 9.49
Wisconsin 7 1 1 .833 5 1 1 .786 21.8 5.9 22.02 8.57
Michigan 4 5 0 .444 4 2 0 .667 15.0 13.6 12.72 11.61
Ohio State 4 3 2 .556 2 2 2 .500 12.1 11.6 13.79 12.79
Northwestern 5 4 0 .556 2 4 0 .333 12.4 13.8 10.06 10.17
Minnesota 2 6 1 .278 1 4 1 .250 18.0 28.7 0.74 8.97
Indiana 2 7 0 .222 1 5 0 .167 13.1 21.2 6.76 13.87
Iowa 2 5 2 .333 0 5 1 .083 17.9 25.9 2.36 9.81

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 Final
Illinois 10 8 7 8 4 3 2 3 6 4 4
Wisconsin 15       14 10 9 8 8 7 8
Michigan 17         15          
Northwestern       18 13            
Ohio State 3 7 9 17     20        

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1952-01-01 Rose Bowl Illinois 40 Stanford 7 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)