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Rice Owls AP Poll History

Location: Houston, Texas ▪ Colors: Blue & Gray
Stadium: Rice Stadium (cap. 70,000)
Record*: 101 Years, 445-573-32, .439 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 446-572-32 by NCAA.

Conferences: CUSA, WAC and SWC
Conference Champion: 7 Times
Bowls: 10 Bowls, 6-4, .600 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 3 Times (Preseason), 8 Times (Final), 70 Weeks (Total)

70 Polls

Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
1 1961 2 1961-09-25 7 Up 
2 1961 12 Final 17 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
3 1960 6 1960-10-17 20 Up 
4 1960 7 1960-10-24 13 20 Up 7
5 1960 8 1960-10-31 10 13 Up 3
6 1960 9 1960-11-07 16 10 Down 6
7 1960 10 1960-11-14 14 16 Up 2
8 1960 11 1960-11-21 12 14 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
9 1958 7 1958-10-27 14 Up 
10 1958 8 1958-11-03 13 14 Up 1
11 1958 9 1958-11-10 17 13 Down 4
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
12 1957 2 1957-09-23 18 Up 
13 1957 4 1957-10-07 15 Up 
14 1957 5 1957-10-14 19 15 Down 4
15 1957 6 1957-10-21 13 19 Up 6
16 1957 9 1957-11-11 20 Up 
17 1957 10 1957-11-18 13 20 Up 7
18 1957 11 1957-11-25 9 13 Up 4
19 1957 12 Final 8 9 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
20 1955 1 Preseason 11 NA
21 1955 2 1955-09-19 13 11 Down 2
22 1955 3 1955-09-26 11 13 Up 2
23 1955 5 1955-10-10 15 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
24 1954 1 Preseason 16 NA
25 1954 2 1954-09-20 13 16 Up 3
26 1954 3 1954-09-27 16 13 Down 3
27 1954 4 1954-10-04 11 16 Up 5
28 1954 5 1954-10-11 15 11 Down 4
29 1954 7 1954-10-25 19 Up 
30 1954 8 1954-11-01 15 19 Up 4
31 1954 12 Final 19 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
32 1953 1 Preseason 12 NA
33 1953 2 1953-09-28 14 12 Down 2
34 1953 3 1953-10-05 11 14 Up 3
35 1953 4 1953-10-12 11 11 NC
36 1953 6 1953-10-26 12 Up 
37 1953 8 1953-11-09 16 Up 
38 1953 9 1953-11-16 10 16 Up 6
39 1953 10 1953-11-23 8 10 Up 2
40 1953 11 Final 6 8 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
41 1952 2 1952-09-29 17 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
42 1951 8 1951-11-12 19 Up 
43 1951 9 1951-11-19 18 19 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
44 1950 3 1950-10-09 15 Up 
45 1950 4 1950-10-16 15 15 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
46 1949 3 1949-10-17 9 Up 
47 1949 4 1949-10-24 5 9 Up 4
48 1949 5 1949-10-31 8 5 Down 3
49 1949 6 1949-11-07 7 8 Up 1
50 1949 7 1949-11-14 6 7 Up 1
51 1949 8 1949-11-21 7 6 Down 1
52 1949 9 Final 5 7 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
53 1947 1 1947-10-06 16 NA
54 1947 2 1947-10-13 15 16 Up 1
55 1947 7 1947-11-17 20 Up 
56 1947 8 1947-11-24 18 20 Up 2
57 1947 9 1947-12-01 17 18 Up 1
58 1947 10 Final 18 17 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
59 1946 2 1946-10-14 16 Up 
60 1946 3 1946-10-21 16 16 NC
61 1946 4 1946-10-28 8 16 Up 8
62 1946 5 1946-11-04 5 8 Up 3
63 1946 6 1946-11-11 14 5 Down 9
64 1946 7 1946-11-18 12 14 Up 2
65 1946 8 1946-11-25 13 12 Down 1
66 1946 9 Final 10 13 Up 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
67 1941 1 1941-10-13 12 NA
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
68 1937 4 1937-11-08 15 Up 
69 1937 5 1937-11-15 15 15 NC
70 1937 7 Final 18 Up