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1940 Year Summary

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National Champion: Minnesota (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Tom Harmon (Michigan)

AP First #1: Cornell ▪ AP Final #1: Minnesota

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 Western Conference 9 72 39 33 0 .542 0 0 0 0 14.87 12.52 0 3 Minnesota
2 Southwest Conference 7 70 43 26 1 .621 1 1 0 0 1.000 9.99 6.39 0 2 Texas A&M
3 Southeastern Conference 12 123 74 43 6 .626 2 1 1 0 .500 7.22 1.96 0 2 Tennessee
4 Pacific Coast Conference 10 94 43 43 8 .500 1 1 0 0 1.000 5.29 5.65 0 2 Stanford
5 Big Six Conference 6 55 28 27 0 .509 1 0 1 0 .000 2.30 2.02 0 1 Nebraska
6 Independent 41 362 188 152 22 .550 3 1 2 0 .333 2.11 -0.10 0 7
7 Southern Conference 15 141 74 62 5 .543 0 0 0 0 -1.01 -2.67 0 1 Clemson
8 Missouri Valley Conference 7 68 33 31 4 .515 0 0 0 0 -5.56 -6.37 0 0 Tulsa
9 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 7 66 37 25 4 .591 1 0 1 0 .000 -6.57 -8.91 0 0 Arizona State
10 Mountain States Athletic Conference 7 61 26 27 8 .492 0 0 0 0 -7.37 -6.56 0 0 Utah

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 Final
Minnesota Western 7 6 4 2 1 1 1 1
Stanford PCC 10 9 6 6 4 3 3 2
Michigan Western 3 3 3 3 6 7 5 3
Tennessee SEC 5 5 7 5 5 6 6 4
Boston College Ind 8 10 9 8 8 4 4 5
Texas A&M SWC 2 4 5 4 3 2 2 6
Nebraska Big 6   18 12 12 11 8 8 7
Northwestern Western 4 7 8 10 10 10 7 8
Mississippi State SEC     20 19 15 16 11 9
Washington PCC 16 16 13 11 17 13 12 10
Santa Clara Ind     20 19 16 19 15 11
Fordham Ind 11 11   17 13 15 14 12
Georgetown Ind   15 10 9 9 9 9 13
Pennsylvania Ind 9 8 15 15   12 10 14
Cornell Ind 1 1 1 1 2 5 13 15
Southern Methodist SWC   19 15 14 20 18 16 16
Hardin-Simmons Ind             20 17
Duke Southern     18 12 12   20 18
Lafayette       18     18 19
School Conf 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 Final
Alabama SEC         14 17 17  
Clemson Southern 12 13 10          
Columbia Ind   20            
Detroit Mercy Ind     17          
Iowa Western 20              
Mississippi SEC 13 14     17 11    
Navy Ind     14          
Notre Dame Ind 6 2 2 7 7 14    
Ohio State Western 15              
Oregon State PCC 18       19      
Penn State Ind     18 16 20 20    
Southern California PCC 17 17            
Texas SWC 14 12            
Texas Tech BIAA           20 18  
Washington State PCC 19