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1939 Year Summary

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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

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 Southeastern Conference 13 128 76 46 6 .617 3 1 2 0 .333 7.55 3.06 0 3 Georgia Tech
Tennessee
Tulane
2 Southwest Conference 7 71 37 31 3 .542 1 1 0 0 1.000 6.63 4.43 0 1 Texas A&M
3 Western Conference 10 80 35 36 9 .494 0 0 0 0 6.04 5.96 0 3 Ohio State
4 Big Six Conference 6 54 29 23 2 .556 1 0 1 0 .000 5.74 3.86 0 3 Missouri
5 Independent 42 366 192 145 29 .564 1 0 1 0 .000 2.96 0.52 0 6
6 Southern Conference 15 144 75 61 8 .549 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.41 0.25 0 2 Duke
7 Pacific Coast Conference 10 93 43 41 9 .511 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0.22 0.19 0 2 Washington
8 Missouri Valley Conference 7 69 35 29 5 .543 0 0 0 0 -5.75 -6.68 0 0 Washington (MO)
9 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 7 68 36 29 3 .551 1 0 0 1 .500 -6.43 -7.72 0 0 Arizona State
10 Mountain States Athletic Conference 7 60 26 27 7 .492 0 0 0 0 -7.62 -7.38 0 0 Colorado

AP Poll Summary

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