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1938 Polls

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National Champion: Texas Christian (AP)

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AP First #1: Pittsburgh ▪ AP Final #1: Texas Christian

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 1938-10-17 1 Pittsburgh (4-0-0) NA Ind
1 1938-10-17 2 Minnesota (4-0-0) NA Western
1 1938-10-17 3 California (5-0-0) NA PCC
1 1938-10-17 4 Dartmouth (4-0-0) NA Ind
1 1938-10-17 5 Notre Dame (3-0-0) NA Ind
1 1938-10-17 6 Santa Clara (3-0-0) NA Ind
1 1938-10-17 7 Texas Christian (4-0-0) NA SWC
1 1938-10-17 8 Tennessee (4-0-0) NA SEC
1 1938-10-17 9 Duke (4-0-0) NA Southern
1 1938-10-17 10 Syracuse (3-0-0) NA Ind
1 1938-10-17 11 Fordham (2-0-1) NA Ind
1 1938-10-17 12 Michigan (2-1-0) NA Western
1 1938-10-17 13 Carnegie Mellon (3-0-0) NA Ind
1 1938-10-17 14 Oklahoma (3-0-0) NA Big 6
1 1938-10-17 15 Alabama (3-1-0) NA SEC
1 1938-10-17 16 Vanderbilt (4-0-0) NA SEC
1 1938-10-17 17 Baylor (3-0-0) NA SWC
1 1938-10-17 18 Northwestern (2-0-1) NA Western
1 1938-10-17 19 North Carolina (3-1-0) NA Southern
1 1938-10-17 20 Villanova (3-0-0) NA Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1938-10-24 1 Pittsburgh (5-0-0) 1 NC Ind
2 1938-10-24 2 Minnesota (4-0-0) 2 NC Western
2 1938-10-24 3 California (6-0-0) 3 NC PCC
2 1938-10-24 4 Texas Christian (5-0-0) 7 Up 3 SWC
2 1938-10-24 5 Santa Clara (4-0-0) 6 Up 1 Ind
2 1938-10-24 6 Dartmouth (5-0-0) 4 Down 2 Ind
2 1938-10-24 7 Notre Dame (4-0-0) 5 Down 2 Ind
2 1938-10-24 8 Tennessee (5-0-0) 8 NC SEC
2 1938-10-24 9 Fordham (3-0-1) 11 Up 2 Ind
2 1938-10-24 10 Oklahoma (4-0-0) 14 Up 4 Big 6
2 1938-10-24 11 Duke (5-0-0) 9 Down 2 Southern
2 1938-10-24 12 Northwestern (3-0-1) 18 Up 6 Western
2 1938-10-24 13 Michigan (3-1-0) 12 Down 1 Western
2 1938-10-24 14 Holy Cross (3-1-0) Up  Ind
2 1938-10-24 15 Villanova (4-0-0) 20 Up 5 Ind
2 1938-10-24 16 Carnegie Mellon (3-1-0) 13 Down 3 Ind
2 1938-10-24 17 Cornell (3-1-0) Up  Ind
2 1938-10-24 18 Alabama (4-1-0) 15 Down 3 SEC
2 1938-10-24 19 Southern California (4-1-0) Up  PCC
2 1938-10-24 20 Ohio State (2-1-1) Up  Western
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1938-10-31 1 Pittsburgh (6-0-0) 1 NC Ind
3 1938-10-31 2 Texas Christian (6-0-0) 4 Up 2 SWC
3 1938-10-31 3 California (7-0-0) 3 NC PCC
3 1938-10-31 4 Notre Dame (5-0-0) 7 Up 3 Ind
3 1938-10-31 5 Dartmouth (6-0-0) 6 Up 1 Ind
3 1938-10-31 6 Tennessee (6-0-0) 8 Up 2 SEC
3 1938-10-31 7 Northwestern (4-0-1) 12 Up 5 Western
3 1938-10-31 8 Santa Clara (5-0-0) 5 Down 3 Ind
3 1938-10-31 9 Duke (6-0-0) 11 Up 2 Southern
3 1938-10-31 10 Fordham (3-1-1) 9 Down 1 Ind
3 1938-10-31 11 Oklahoma (5-0-0) 10 Down 1 Big 6
3 1938-10-31 12 Minnesota (4-1-0) 2 Down 10 Western
3 1938-10-31 13 Holy Cross (5-1-0) 14 Up 1 Ind
3 1938-10-31 13 Southern California (5-1-0) 19 Up 6 PCC
3 1938-10-31 15 Alabama (5-1-0) 18 Up 3 SEC
3 1938-10-31 16 Cornell (4-1-0) 17 Up 1 Ind
3 1938-10-31 16 Michigan (4-1-0) 13 Down 3 Western
3 1938-10-31 18 Iowa State (6-0-0) Up  Big 6
3 1938-10-31 19 Carnegie Mellon (4-1-0) 16 Down 3 Ind
3 1938-10-31 19 Texas A&M (3-2-1) Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1938-11-07 1 Texas Christian (7-0-0) 2 Up 1 SWC
4 1938-11-07 2 Notre Dame (6-0-0) 4 Up 2 Ind
4 1938-11-07 3 Pittsburgh (6-1-0) 1 Down 2 Ind
4 1938-11-07 4 Tennessee (7-0-0) 6 Up 2 SEC
4 1938-11-07 5 Dartmouth (7-0-0) 5 NC Ind
4 1938-11-07 6 Carnegie Mellon (5-1-0) 19 Up 13 Ind
4 1938-11-07 7 Duke (6-0-0) 9 Up 2 Southern
4 1938-11-07 8 Santa Clara (6-0-0) 8 NC Ind
4 1938-11-07 9 Southern California (6-1-0) 13 Up 4 PCC
4 1938-11-07 10 Oklahoma (6-0-0) 11 Up 1 Big 6
4 1938-11-07 11 Holy Cross (6-1-0) 13 Up 2 Ind
4 1938-11-07 12 Minnesota (5-1-0) 12 NC Western
4 1938-11-07 13 Fordham (4-1-1) 10 Down 3 Ind
4 1938-11-07 14 California (7-1-0) 3 Down 11 PCC
4 1938-11-07 15 Wisconsin (4-2-0) Up  Western
4 1938-11-07 16 Alabama (6-1-0) 15 Down 1 SEC
4 1938-11-07 17 Northwestern (4-1-1) 7 Down 10 Western
4 1938-11-07 18 Michigan (5-1-0) 16 Down 2 Western
4 1938-11-07 19 Villanova (5-0-1) Up  Ind
4 1938-11-07 20 Cornell (4-1-0) 16 Down 4 Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1938-11-14 1 Notre Dame (7-0-0) 2 Up 1 Ind
5 1938-11-14 2 Texas Christian (8-0-0) 1 Down 1 SWC
5 1938-11-14 3 Tennessee (8-0-0) 4 Up 1 SEC
5 1938-11-14 4 Duke (7-0-0) 7 Up 3 Southern
5 1938-11-14 5 Pittsburgh (7-1-0) 3 Down 2 Ind
5 1938-11-14 6 Carnegie Mellon (6-1-0) 6 NC Ind
5 1938-11-14 7 Oklahoma (7-0-0) 10 Up 3 Big 6
5 1938-11-14 8 Cornell (5-1-0) 20 Up 12 Ind
5 1938-11-14 9 California (8-1-0) 14 Up 5 PCC
5 1938-11-14 10 Holy Cross (7-1-0) 11 Up 1 Ind
5 1938-11-14 11 Santa Clara (6-1-0) 8 Down 3 Ind
5 1938-11-14 12 Wisconsin (5-2-0) 15 Up 3 Western
5 1938-11-14 13 Southern California (6-2-0) 9 Down 4 PCC
5 1938-11-14 14 Dartmouth (7-1-0) 5 Down 9 Ind
5 1938-11-14 15 Villanova (6-0-1) 19 Up 4 Ind
5 1938-11-14 16 Northwestern (4-1-2) 17 Up 1 Western
5 1938-11-14 17 Michigan (5-1-1) 18 Up 1 Western
5 1938-11-14 18 Fordham (4-1-2) 13 Down 5 Ind
5 1938-11-14 19 Texas Tech (8-0-0) Up  BIAA
5 1938-11-14 20 Alabama (6-1-1) 16 Down 4 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1938-11-21 1 Notre Dame (8-0-0) 1 NC Ind
6 1938-11-21 2 Texas Christian (9-0-0) 2 NC SWC
6 1938-11-21 3 Duke (8-0-0) 4 Up 1 Southern
6 1938-11-21 4 Pittsburgh (8-1-0) 5 Up 1 Ind
6 1938-11-21 4 Tennessee (8-0-0) 3 Down 1 SEC
6 1938-11-21 6 Oklahoma (8-0-0) 7 Up 1 Big 6
6 1938-11-21 7 Carnegie Mellon (6-1-0) 6 Down 1 Ind
6 1938-11-21 8 Minnesota (6-2-0) Up  Western
6 1938-11-21 9 California (9-1-0) 9 NC PCC
6 1938-11-21 10 Cornell (5-1-0) 8 Down 2 Ind
6 1938-11-21 11 Holy Cross (7-1-0) 10 Down 1 Ind
6 1938-11-21 12 Michigan (6-1-1) 17 Up 5 Western
6 1938-11-21 13 Dartmouth (7-1-0) 14 Up 1 Ind
6 1938-11-21 14 Southern California (6-2-0) 13 Down 1 PCC
6 1938-11-21 15 Northwestern (4-2-2) 16 Up 1 Western
6 1938-11-21 16 Villanova (7-0-1) 15 Down 1 Ind
6 1938-11-21 17 Texas Tech (9-0-0) 19 Up 2 BIAA
6 1938-11-21 18 Fordham (5-1-2) 18 NC Ind
6 1938-11-21 19 Santa Clara (6-1-0) 11 Down 8 Ind
6 1938-11-21 20 Georgetown (8-0-0) Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1938-11-28 1 Notre Dame (8-0-0) 1 NC Ind
7 1938-11-28 2 Texas Christian (10-0-0) 2 NC SWC
7 1938-11-28 3 Duke (9-0-0) 3 NC Southern
7 1938-11-28 4 Tennessee (9-0-0) 4 NC SEC
7 1938-11-28 5 Oklahoma (9-0-0) 6 Up 1 Big 6
7 1938-11-28 6 Carnegie Mellon (7-1-0) 7 Up 1 Ind
7 1938-11-28 7 Pittsburgh (8-2-0) 4 Down 3 Ind
7 1938-11-28 8 Southern California (7-2-0) 14 Up 6 PCC
7 1938-11-28 9 Holy Cross (8-1-0) 11 Up 2 Ind
7 1938-11-28 10 Minnesota (6-2-0) 8 Down 2 Western
7 1938-11-28 11 Cornell (5-1-1) 10 Down 1 Ind
7 1938-11-28 12 California (9-1-0) 9 Down 3 PCC
7 1938-11-28 13 Fordham (6-1-2) 18 Up 5 Ind
7 1938-11-28 14 Texas Tech (10-0-0) 17 Up 3 BIAA
7 1938-11-28 15 Villanova (8-0-1) 16 Up 1 Ind
7 1938-11-28 16 Michigan (6-1-1) 12 Down 4 Western
7 1938-11-28 17 Alabama (7-1-1) Up  SEC
7 1938-11-28 18 Tulane (7-2-1) Up  SEC
7 1938-11-28 19 Northwestern (4-2-2) 15 Down 4 Western
7 1938-11-28 20 Dartmouth (7-2-0) 13 Down 7 Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 Final 1 Texas Christian 2 Up 1 SWC
8 Final 2 Tennessee 4 Up 2 SEC
8 Final 3 Duke 3 NC Southern
8 Final 4 Oklahoma 5 Up 1 Big 6
8 Final 5 Notre Dame 1 Down 4 Ind
8 Final 6 Carnegie Mellon 6 NC Ind
8 Final 7 Southern California 8 Up 1 PCC
8 Final 8 Pittsburgh 7 Down 1 Ind
8 Final 9 Holy Cross 9 NC Ind
8 Final 10 Minnesota 10 NC Western
8 Final 11 Texas Tech 14 Up 3 BIAA
8 Final 12 Cornell 11 Down 1 Ind
8 Final 13 Alabama 17 Up 4 SEC
8 Final 14 California 12 Down 2 PCC
8 Final 15 Fordham 13 Down 2 Ind
8 Final 16 Michigan 16 NC Western
8 Final 17 Northwestern 19 Up 2 Western
8 Final 18 Villanova 15 Down 3 Ind
8 Final 19 Tulane 18 Down 1 SEC
8 Final 20 Dartmouth 20 NC Ind