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1939 Polls

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National Champion: Texas A&M (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Nile Kinnick (Iowa)

AP First #1: Pittsburgh ▪ AP Final #1: Texas A&M

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 1939-10-16 1 Pittsburgh (3-0-0) NA Ind
1 1939-10-16 2 Notre Dame (3-0-0) NA Ind
1 1939-10-16 3 Oklahoma (2-0-1) NA Big 6
1 1939-10-16 4 Tulane (3-0-0) NA SEC
1 1939-10-16 5 Tennessee (3-0-0) NA SEC
1 1939-10-16 6 Michigan (2-0-0) NA Western
1 1939-10-16 7 Southern California (2-0-1) NA PCC
1 1939-10-16 8 Alabama (3-0-0) NA SEC
1 1939-10-16 9 Texas A&M (4-0-0) NA SWC
1 1939-10-16 10 Ohio State (2-0-0) NA Western
1 1939-10-16 11 Oregon (2-0-1) NA PCC
1 1939-10-16 12 Cornell (2-0-0) NA Ind
1 1939-10-16 13 Duke (2-1-0) NA Southern
1 1939-10-16 14 North Carolina (4-0-0) NA Southern
1 1939-10-16 15 Carnegie Mellon (3-0-0) NA Ind
1 1939-10-16 16 Nebraska (2-0-1) NA Big 6
1 1939-10-16 17 Mississippi (3-0-0) NA SEC
1 1939-10-16 18 Southern Methodist (1-1-1) NA SWC
1 1939-10-16 19 Baylor (3-0-0) NA SWC
1 1939-10-16 20 Saint Mary's (CA) (2-0-1) NA Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1939-10-23 1 Tennessee (4-0-0) 5 Up 4 SEC
2 1939-10-23 2 Notre Dame (4-0-0) 2 NC Ind
2 1939-10-23 3 Michigan (3-0-0) 6 Up 3 Western
2 1939-10-23 4 Ohio State (3-0-0) 10 Up 6 Western
2 1939-10-23 5 Texas A&M (5-0-0) 9 Up 4 SWC
2 1939-10-23 6 Oklahoma (3-0-1) 3 Down 3 Big 6
2 1939-10-23 7 Cornell (3-0-0) 12 Up 5 Ind
2 1939-10-23 8 Southern California (2-0-1) 7 Down 1 PCC
2 1939-10-23 9 Tulane (3-0-1) 4 Down 5 SEC
2 1939-10-23 10 Nebraska (3-0-1) 16 Up 6 Big 6
2 1939-10-23 11 Duquesne (4-0-0) Up  Ind
2 1939-10-23 12 Duke (3-1-0) 13 Up 1 Southern
2 1939-10-23 13 North Carolina (4-0-1) 14 Up 1 Southern
2 1939-10-23 14 Mississippi (4-0-0) 17 Up 3 SEC
2 1939-10-23 15 Oregon State (4-0-0) Up  PCC
2 1939-10-23 16 Pennsylvania (3-0-0) Up  Ind
2 1939-10-23 17 Southern Methodist (2-1-1) 18 Up 1 SWC
2 1939-10-23 18 Pittsburgh (3-1-0) 1 Down 17 Ind
2 1939-10-23 19 New York University (3-1-0) Up  Ind
2 1939-10-23 20 Alabama (3-1-0) 8 Down 12 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1939-10-30 1 Tennessee (5-0-0) 1 NC SEC
3 1939-10-30 2 Michigan (4-0-0) 3 Up 1 Western
3 1939-10-30 3 Cornell (4-0-0) 7 Up 4 Ind
3 1939-10-30 4 Notre Dame (5-0-0) 2 Down 2 Ind
3 1939-10-30 5 Texas A&M (6-0-0) 5 NC SWC
3 1939-10-30 6 Oklahoma (4-0-1) 6 NC Big 6
3 1939-10-30 7 Southern California (3-0-1) 8 Up 1 PCC
3 1939-10-30 8 Tulane (4-0-1) 9 Up 1 SEC
3 1939-10-30 9 North Carolina (5-0-1) 13 Up 4 Southern
3 1939-10-30 10 Nebraska (4-0-1) 10 NC Big 6
3 1939-10-30 11 Oregon State (5-0-0) 15 Up 4 PCC
3 1939-10-30 12 Duke (4-1-0) 12 NC Southern
3 1939-10-30 13 Duquesne (5-0-0) 11 Down 2 Ind
3 1939-10-30 14 Ohio State (3-1-0) 4 Down 10 Western
3 1939-10-30 15 Kentucky (5-0-0) Up  SEC
3 1939-10-30 16 Southern Methodist (2-1-1) 17 Up 1 SWC
3 1939-10-30 17 New York University (4-1-0) 19 Up 2 Ind
3 1939-10-30 18 Louisiana State (4-1-0) Up  SEC
3 1939-10-30 19 Alabama (4-1-0) 20 Up 1 SEC
3 1939-10-30 19 UCLA (4-0-1) Up  PCC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1939-11-06 1 Tennessee (6-0-0) 1 NC SEC
4 1939-11-06 2 Texas A&M (7-0-0) 5 Up 3 SWC
4 1939-11-06 3 Notre Dame (6-0-0) 4 Up 1 Ind
4 1939-11-06 4 Southern California (4-0-1) 7 Up 3 PCC
4 1939-11-06 5 Cornell (5-0-0) 3 Down 2 Ind
4 1939-11-06 6 Oklahoma (5-0-1) 6 NC Big 6
4 1939-11-06 7 Tulane (4-0-1) 8 Up 1 SEC
4 1939-11-06 8 North Carolina (6-0-1) 9 Up 1 Southern
4 1939-11-06 9 Ohio State (4-1-0) 14 Up 5 Western
4 1939-11-06 10 Michigan (4-1-0) 2 Down 8 Western
4 1939-11-06 11 UCLA (5-0-1) 19 Up 8 PCC
4 1939-11-06 12 Duquesne (6-0-0) 13 Up 1 Ind
4 1939-11-06 13 Southern Methodist (3-1-1) 16 Up 3 SWC
4 1939-11-06 14 Dartmouth (5-0-1) Up  Ind
4 1939-11-06 15 Duke (5-1-0) 12 Down 3 Southern
4 1939-11-06 16 Santa Clara (3-1-2) Up  Ind
4 1939-11-06 17 New York University (5-1-0) 17 NC Ind
4 1939-11-06 18 Kentucky (5-0-1) 15 Down 3 SEC
4 1939-11-06 19 Mississippi (5-1-0) Up  SEC
4 1939-11-06 20 Alabama (4-1-1) 19 Down 1 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1939-11-13 1 Tennessee (7-0-0) 1 NC SEC
5 1939-11-13 2 Texas A&M (8-0-0) 2 NC SWC
5 1939-11-13 3 Southern California (5-0-1) 4 Up 1 PCC
5 1939-11-13 4 Cornell (6-0-0) 5 Up 1 Ind
5 1939-11-13 5 Oklahoma (6-0-1) 6 Up 1 Big 6
5 1939-11-13 6 Tulane (5-0-1) 7 Up 1 SEC
5 1939-11-13 7 North Carolina (7-0-1) 8 Up 1 Southern
5 1939-11-13 8 Ohio State (5-1-0) 9 Up 1 Western
5 1939-11-13 9 Notre Dame (6-1-0) 3 Down 6 Ind
5 1939-11-13 10 Duquesne (7-0-0) 12 Up 2 Ind
5 1939-11-13 11 UCLA (5-0-1) 11 NC PCC
5 1939-11-13 12 Missouri (6-1-0) Up  Big 6
5 1939-11-13 13 Duke (6-1-0) 15 Up 2 Southern
5 1939-11-13 14 Santa Clara (4-1-2) 16 Up 2 Ind
5 1939-11-13 15 Iowa (5-1-0) Up  Western
5 1939-11-13 16 Clemson (6-1-0) Up  Southern
5 1939-11-13 17 Southern Methodist (3-2-1) 13 Down 4 SWC
5 1939-11-13 18 Holy Cross (6-1-0) Up  Ind
5 1939-11-13 19 Oregon State (6-1-0) Up  PCC
5 1939-11-13 20 Dartmouth (5-1-1) 14 Down 6 Ind
5 1939-11-13 20 Minnesota (2-3-1) Up  Western
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1939-11-20 1 Texas A&M (9-0-0) 2 Up 1 SWC
6 1939-11-20 2 Tennessee (8-0-0) 1 Down 1 SEC
6 1939-11-20 3 Cornell (7-0-0) 4 Up 1 Ind
6 1939-11-20 4 Southern California (5-0-1) 3 Down 1 PCC
6 1939-11-20 5 Tulane (6-0-1) 6 Up 1 SEC
6 1939-11-20 6 Ohio State (6-1-0) 8 Up 2 Western
6 1939-11-20 7 Notre Dame (7-1-0) 9 Up 2 Ind
6 1939-11-20 8 Duke (7-1-0) 13 Up 5 Southern
6 1939-11-20 9 Iowa (6-1-0) 15 Up 6 Western
6 1939-11-20 10 Missouri (7-1-0) 12 Up 2 Big 6
6 1939-11-20 11 Holy Cross (7-1-0) 18 Up 7 Ind
6 1939-11-20 12 Duquesne (7-0-0) 10 Down 2 Ind
6 1939-11-20 13 UCLA (5-0-2) 11 Down 2 PCC
6 1939-11-20 14 Oklahoma (6-1-1) 5 Down 9 Big 6
6 1939-11-20 15 Clemson (7-1-0) 16 Up 1 Southern
6 1939-11-20 16 Georgetown (7-0-1) Up  Ind
6 1939-11-20 17 North Carolina (7-1-1) 7 Down 10 Southern
6 1939-11-20 17 Santa Clara (4-1-3) 14 Down 3 Ind
6 1939-11-20 19 Princeton (6-1-0) Up  Ind
6 1939-11-20 19 Georgia Tech (5-2-0) Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1939-11-27 1 Southern California (6-0-1) 4 Up 3 PCC
7 1939-11-27 1 Texas A&M (9-0-0) 1 NC SWC
7 1939-11-27 3 Cornell (8-0-0) 3 NC Ind
7 1939-11-27 4 Tennessee (8-0-0) 2 Down 2 SEC
7 1939-11-27 5 Tulane (7-0-1) 5 NC SEC
7 1939-11-27 6 Duquesne (8-0-0) 12 Up 6 Ind
7 1939-11-27 7 Duke (8-1-0) 8 Up 1 Southern
7 1939-11-27 8 Missouri (8-1-0) 10 Up 2 Big 6
7 1939-11-27 9 Iowa (6-1-1) 9 NC Western
7 1939-11-27 10 Holy Cross (7-1-0) 11 Up 1 Ind
7 1939-11-27 11 Notre Dame (7-2-0) 7 Down 4 Ind
7 1939-11-27 12 Ohio State (6-2-0) 6 Down 6 Western
7 1939-11-27 13 UCLA (5-0-3) 13 NC PCC
7 1939-11-27 14 Clemson (8-1-0) 15 Up 1 Southern
7 1939-11-27 15 Michigan (6-2-0) Up  Western
7 1939-11-27 16 North Carolina (7-1-1) 17 Up 1 Southern
7 1939-11-27 17 Georgetown (7-0-1) 16 Down 1 Ind
7 1939-11-27 18 Nebraska (7-1-1) Up  Big 6
7 1939-11-27 19 San Jose State Up 
7 1939-11-27 20 Santa Clara (5-1-3) 17 Down 3 Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1939-12-04 1 Texas A&M (10-0-0) 1 NC SWC
8 1939-12-04 2 Tennessee (9-0-0) 4 Up 2 SEC
8 1939-12-04 3 Southern California (7-0-1) 1 Down 2 PCC
8 1939-12-04 4 Cornell (8-0-0) 3 Down 1 Ind
8 1939-12-04 5 Tulane (8-0-1) 5 NC SEC
8 1939-12-04 6 Duke (8-1-0) 7 Up 1 Southern
8 1939-12-04 7 Missouri (8-1-0) 8 Up 1 Big 6
8 1939-12-04 8 Iowa (6-1-1) 9 Up 1 Western
8 1939-12-04 9 UCLA (6-0-3) 13 Up 4 PCC
8 1939-12-04 10 Duquesne (8-0-1) 6 Down 4 Ind
8 1939-12-04 11 Notre Dame (7-2-0) 11 NC Ind
8 1939-12-04 12 Ohio State (6-2-0) 12 NC Western
8 1939-12-04 13 Georgia Tech (7-2-0) Up  SEC
8 1939-12-04 14 Boston College (9-1-0) Up  Ind
8 1939-12-04 15 Clemson (8-1-0) 14 Down 1 Southern
8 1939-12-04 16 Santa Clara (5-1-3) 20 Up 4 Ind
8 1939-12-04 17 Nebraska (7-1-1) 18 Up 1 Big 6
8 1939-12-04 18 San Jose State 19 Up 1
8 1939-12-04 18 Fordham (6-2-0) Up  Ind
8 1939-12-04 20 Georgetown (7-0-1) 17 Down 3 Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 Final 1 Texas A&M 1 NC SWC
9 Final 2 Tennessee 2 NC SEC
9 Final 3 Southern California 3 NC PCC
9 Final 4 Cornell 4 NC Ind
9 Final 5 Tulane 5 NC SEC
9 Final 6 Missouri 7 Up 1 Big 6
9 Final 7 UCLA 9 Up 2 PCC
9 Final 8 Duke 6 Down 2 Southern
9 Final 9 Iowa 8 Down 1 Western
9 Final 10 Duquesne 10 NC Ind
9 Final 11 Boston College 14 Up 3 Ind
9 Final 12 Clemson 15 Up 3 Southern
9 Final 13 Notre Dame 11 Down 2 Ind
9 Final 14 Santa Clara 16 Up 2 Ind
9 Final 15 Ohio State 12 Down 3 Western
9 Final 16 Georgia Tech 13 Down 3 SEC
9 Final 17 Fordham 18 Up 1 Ind
9 Final 18 Nebraska 17 Down 1 Big 6
9 Final 19 Oklahoma Up  Big 6
9 Final 20 Michigan Up  Western