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Southern Methodist Mustangs AP Poll History

Location: Dallas, Texas ▪ Colors: Red & Blue
Stadium: Gerald J. Ford Stadium (cap. 32,000)
Record*: 97 Years, 471-501-54, .485 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 467-495-54 by NCAA.

Conferences: American, CUSA, WAC, SWC and Ind
Conference Champion: 10 Times
Bowls: 15 Bowls, 7-7-1, .500 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 8 Times (Preseason), 11 Times (Final), 161 Weeks (Total)

161 Polls

Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
1 1986 7 1986-10-14 20 Up 
2 1986 8 1986-10-21 18 20 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
3 1985 1 Preseason 3 NA
4 1985 2 1985-09-03 3 3 NC
5 1985 3 1985-09-10 6 3 Down 3
6 1985 4 1985-09-17 5 6 Up 1
7 1985 5 1985-09-24 6 5 Down 1
8 1985 6 1985-10-01 3 6 Up 3
9 1985 7 1985-10-08 16 3 Down 13
10 1985 10 1985-10-29 20 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
11 1984 1 Preseason 15 NA
12 1984 2 1984-09-04 15 15 NC
13 1984 3 1984-09-11 14 15 Up 1
14 1984 4 1984-09-18 13 14 Up 1
15 1984 5 1984-09-25 11 13 Up 2
16 1984 6 1984-10-02 10 11 Up 1
17 1984 7 1984-10-09 7 10 Up 3
18 1984 8 1984-10-16 6 7 Up 1
19 1984 9 1984-10-23 14 6 Down 8
20 1984 10 1984-10-30 19 14 Down 5
21 1984 11 1984-11-06 17 19 Up 2
22 1984 12 1984-11-13 16 17 Up 1
23 1984 13 1984-11-20 11 16 Up 5
24 1984 14 1984-11-27 10 11 Up 1
25 1984 15 1984-12-04 10 10 NC
26 1984 16 Final 8 10 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
27 1983 1 Preseason 19 NA
28 1983 2 1983-09-05 15 19 Up 4
29 1983 3 1983-09-12 18 15 Down 3
30 1983 4 1983-09-19 18 18 NC
31 1983 5 1983-09-26 13 18 Up 5
32 1983 6 1983-10-03 13 13 NC
33 1983 7 1983-10-10 12 13 Up 1
34 1983 8 1983-10-17 9 12 Up 3
35 1983 9 1983-10-24 10 9 Down 1
36 1983 10 1983-10-31 8 10 Up 2
37 1983 11 1983-11-07 7 8 Up 1
38 1983 12 1983-11-14 6 7 Up 1
39 1983 13 1983-11-21 6 6 NC
40 1983 14 1983-11-28 6 6 NC
41 1983 15 1983-12-05 6 6 NC
42 1983 16 Final 12 6 Down 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
43 1982 1 Preseason 6 NA
44 1982 2 1982-09-06 8 6 Down 2
45 1982 3 1982-09-13 6 8 Up 2
46 1982 4 1982-09-20 6 6 NC
47 1982 5 1982-09-27 7 6 Down 1
48 1982 6 1982-10-04 6 7 Up 1
49 1982 7 1982-10-11 5 6 Up 1
50 1982 8 1982-10-18 4 5 Up 1
51 1982 9 1982-10-25 4 4 NC
52 1982 10 1982-11-01 2 4 Up 2
53 1982 11 1982-11-08 2 2 NC
54 1982 12 1982-11-15 2 2 NC
55 1982 13 1982-11-22 4 2 Down 2
56 1982 14 1982-11-29 4 4 NC
57 1982 15 1982-12-06 4 4 NC
58 1982 16 Final 2 4 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
59 1981 4 1981-09-21 20 Up 
60 1981 5 1981-09-28 15 20 Up 5
61 1981 6 1981-10-05 14 15 Up 1
62 1981 7 1981-10-12 10 14 Up 4
63 1981 8 1981-10-19 8 10 Up 2
64 1981 9 1981-10-26 13 8 Down 5
65 1981 10 1981-11-02 10 13 Up 3
66 1981 11 1981-11-09 8 10 Up 2
67 1981 12 1981-11-16 6 8 Up 2
68 1981 13 1981-11-23 6 6 NC
69 1981 14 1981-11-30 5 6 Up 1
70 1981 15 Final 5 5 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
71 1980 6 1980-10-06 20 Up 
72 1980 9 1980-10-27 19 Up 
73 1980 10 1980-11-03 18 19 Up 1
74 1980 11 1980-11-10 18 18 NC
75 1980 13 1980-11-24 20 Up 
76 1980 14 1980-12-01 19 20 Up 1
77 1980 15 1980-12-08 19 19 NC
78 1980 16 Final 20 19 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
79 1979 2 1979-09-10 20 Up 
80 1979 3 1979-09-17 18 20 Up 2
81 1979 4 1979-09-24 19 18 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
82 1973 5 1973-10-01 19 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
83 1972 8 1972-10-23 18 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
84 1968 8 1968-10-28 13 Up 
85 1968 13 1968-12-02 20 Up 
86 1968 14 Final 14 20 Up 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
87 1966 12 1966-11-28 10 Up 
88 1966 13 Final 10 10 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
89 1959 1 Preseason 4 NA
90 1959 2 1959-09-21 6 4 Down 2
91 1959 4 1959-10-05 15 Up 
92 1959 5 1959-10-12 15 15 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
93 1958 1 Preseason 17 NA
94 1958 2 1958-09-22 20 17 Down 3
95 1958 3 1958-09-29 17 20 Up 3
96 1958 4 1958-10-06 18 17 Down 1
97 1958 5 1958-10-13 16 18 Up 2
98 1958 8 1958-11-03 20 Up 
99 1958 9 1958-11-10 15 20 Up 5
100 1958 12 Final 18 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
101 1957 2 1957-09-23 15 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
102 1956 2 1956-09-24 5 Up 
103 1956 3 1956-10-01 12 5 Down 7
104 1956 4 1956-10-08 19 12 Down 7
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
105 1955 1 Preseason 16 NA
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
106 1954 7 1954-10-25 18 Up 
107 1954 9 1954-11-08 19 Up 
108 1954 10 1954-11-15 11 19 Up 8
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
109 1953 5 1953-10-19 13 Up 
110 1953 6 1953-10-26 11 13 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
111 1951 4 1951-10-15 15 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
112 1950 1 Preseason 10 NA
113 1950 2 1950-10-02 3 10 Up 7
114 1950 3 1950-10-09 2 3 Up 1
115 1950 4 1950-10-16 3 2 Down 1
116 1950 5 1950-10-23 1 3 Up 2
117 1950 6 1950-10-30 1 1 NC
118 1950 7 1950-11-06 7 1 Down 6
119 1950 8 1950-11-13 14 7 Down 7
120 1950 9 1950-11-20 15 14 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
121 1949 1 1949-10-03 9 NA
122 1949 2 1949-10-10 10 9 Down 1
123 1949 3 1949-10-17 17 10 Down 7
124 1949 4 1949-10-24 11 17 Up 6
125 1949 5 1949-10-31 9 11 Up 2
126 1949 6 1949-11-07 12 9 Down 3
127 1949 7 1949-11-14 10 12 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
128 1948 1 1948-10-04 4 NA
129 1948 2 1948-10-11 14 4 Down 10
130 1948 3 1948-10-18 11 14 Up 3
131 1948 4 1948-10-25 11 11 NC
132 1948 5 1948-11-01 8 11 Up 3
133 1948 6 1948-11-08 7 8 Up 1
134 1948 7 1948-11-15 10 7 Down 3
135 1948 8 1948-11-22 8 10 Up 2
136 1948 9 Final 10 8 Down 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
137 1947 3 1947-10-20 12 Up 
138 1947 4 1947-10-27 8 12 Up 4
139 1947 5 1947-11-03 3 8 Up 5
140 1947 6 1947-11-10 4 3 Down 1
141 1947 7 1947-11-17 3 4 Up 1
142 1947 8 1947-11-24 3 3 NC
143 1947 9 1947-12-01 4 3 Down 1
144 1947 10 Final 3 4 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
145 1941 3 1941-10-27 20 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
146 1940 2 1940-10-21 19 Up 
147 1940 3 1940-10-28 15 19 Up 4
148 1940 4 1940-11-04 14 15 Up 1
149 1940 5 1940-11-11 20 14 Down 6
150 1940 6 1940-11-18 18 20 Up 2
151 1940 7 1940-11-25 16 18 Up 2
152 1940 8 Final 16 16 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
153 1939 1 1939-10-16 18 NA
154 1939 2 1939-10-23 17 18 Up 1
155 1939 3 1939-10-30 16 17 Up 1
156 1939 4 1939-11-06 13 16 Up 3
157 1939 5 1939-11-13 17 13 Down 4
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
158 1936 1 1936-10-19 19 NA
159 1936 2 1936-10-26 15 19 Up 4
160 1936 3 1936-11-02 12 15 Up 3
161 1936 4 1936-11-09 19 12 Down 7