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1941 Year Summary

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National Champion: Minnesota (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Bruce Smith (Minnesota)

AP First #1: Minnesota ▪ 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 37 32 3 .535 0 0 0 0 11.83 10.08 0 4 Minnesota
2 Southwest Conference 7 72 41 27 4 .597 2 0 2 0 .000 10.85 6.74 0 2 Texas A&M
3 Pacific Coast Conference 10 95 51 42 2 .547 1 1 0 0 1.000 10.19 8.62 0 2 Oregon State
4 Southeastern Conference 12 118 73 39 6 .644 2 2 0 0 1.000 8.42 2.66 0 5 Mississippi State
5 Independent 37 329 183 133 13 .576 1 1 0 0 1.000 3.05 0.62 0 5
6 Big Six Conference 6 55 25 27 3 .482 1 0 1 0 .000 2.97 3.34 0 1 Missouri
7 Southern Conference 16 153 65 74 14 .471 1 0 1 0 .000 -4.91 -4.28 0 1 Duke
8 Missouri Valley Conference 6 58 30 26 2 .534 1 1 0 0 1.000 -5.77 -5.94 0 0 Tulsa
9 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 9 90 50 36 4 .578 1 0 1 0 .000 -7.47 -9.92 0 0 Arizona
10 Mountain States Athletic Conference 7 59 23 27 9 .466 0 0 0 0 -7.68 -6.95 0 0 Utah

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 Final
Minnesota Western 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Duke Southern 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 2
Notre Dame Ind 8 7 6 7 5 4 4 3
Texas SWC 2 2 1 1 2 9 10 4
Michigan Western 6 3 7 8 7 5 6 5
Fordham Ind 4 6 3 3 11 11 8 6
Missouri Big 6     19 17 16 8 7 7
Duquesne Ind     16 12 10 6 5 8
Texas A&M SWC 14 9 5 5 4 2 2 9
Navy Ind 7 5 11 6 12 12 11 10
Northwestern Western 5 13 9 10 8 10 9 11
Oregon State PCC 16 18       16 17 12
Ohio State Western 10 11   20 20 14 15 13
Georgia SEC           20 20 14
Pennsylvania Ind 11 12 8 19 14 13 13 15
Mississippi State SEC 19   17 15 13     16
Mississippi SEC     17 16 15 15 14 17
Tennessee SEC               18
Washington State PCC               19
Alabama SEC     15 13 9 7 18 20
School Conf 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 Final
Army Ind     14 11 19      
Boston College Ind         18      
Clemson Southern 13 14       18 16  
Columbia Ind 20              
Harvard Ind         17   19  
Nebraska Big 6 15              
Oregon PCC   16            
Rice SWC 12              
Santa Clara Ind 9 8            
Southern Methodist SWC     20          
Stanford PCC   19 12 9 6 17    
Syracuse Ind       18        
Temple Ind   17 13          
Texas Christian SWC           19    
Tulane SEC 17 10   14        
Vanderbilt SEC 18 15 10       12  
Villanova Ind   19            
Washington PCC           20