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1938 Year Summary

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National Champion: Texas Christian (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Davey O'Brien (Texas Christian)

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

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L T Pct G W L T Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Pacific Coast Conference 10 99 54 40 5 .571 1 1 0 0 1.000 7.00 5.27 0 2 California
Southern California
2 Southwest Conference 7 69 35 31 3 .529 1 1 0 0 1.000 6.41 4.47 0 1 Texas Christian
3 Big Six Conference 6 56 33 20 3 .616 1 0 1 0 .000 6.15 3.45 0 1 Oklahoma
4 Western Conference 10 80 36 35 9 .506 0 0 0 0 5.15 4.72 0 3 Minnesota
5 Independent 40 349 199 133 17 .595 2 1 1 0 .500 4.08 0.09 0 8
6 Southeastern Conference 13 129 69 52 8 .566 1 1 0 0 1.000 3.79 1.16 0 3 Tennessee
7 Southern Conference 15 150 71 65 14 .520 1 0 1 0 .000 -1.52 -2.30 0 1 Duke
8 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 7 67 39 27 1 .590 2 0 2 0 .000 -2.83 -6.09 0 1 New Mexico
New Mexico State
9 Missouri Valley Conference 7 67 32 29 6 .522 0 0 0 0 -4.33 -5.49 0 0 Tulsa
10 Mountain States Athletic Conference 7 59 25 26 8 .492 1 1 0 0 1.000 -5.27 -5.08 0 0 Utah

AP Poll Summary

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