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1944 Polls

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National Champion: Army (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Les Horvath (Ohio State)

AP First #1: Notre Dame ▪ AP Final #1: Army

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 1944-10-09 1 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 1944-10-09 2 North Carolina Pre-Flight NA
1 1944-10-09 3 Army NA Ind
1 1944-10-09 4 Randolph Field NA Ind
1 1944-10-09 5 Great Lakes Navy NA Ind
1 1944-10-09 6 Navy NA Ind
1 1944-10-09 7 Purdue NA Western
1 1944-10-09 8 Ohio State NA Western
1 1944-10-09 9 Pennsylvania NA Ind
1 1944-10-09 10 Georgia Tech NA SEC
1 1944-10-09 11 Iowa Pre-Flight NA Ind
1 1944-10-09 12 Michigan NA Western
1 1944-10-09 13 Tulsa NA MVC
1 1944-10-09 14 Illinois NA Western
1 1944-10-09 15 Second Air Force NA Ind
1 1944-10-09 15 Tennessee NA SEC
1 1944-10-09 17 Wake Forest NA Southern
1 1944-10-09 18 Bainbridge NTS NA
1 1944-10-09 19 Indiana NA Western
1 1944-10-09 19 Wisconsin NA Western
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1944-10-16 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
2 1944-10-16 2 Army 3 Up 1 Ind
2 1944-10-16 3 Randolph Field 4 Up 1 Ind
2 1944-10-16 4 Ohio State 8 Up 4 Western
2 1944-10-16 5 Iowa Pre-Flight 11 Up 6 Ind
2 1944-10-16 6 Great Lakes Navy 5 Down 1 Ind
2 1944-10-16 7 Pennsylvania 9 Up 2 Ind
2 1944-10-16 8 Georgia Tech 10 Up 2 SEC
2 1944-10-16 9 Navy 6 Down 3 Ind
2 1944-10-16 10 North Carolina Pre-Flight 2 Down 8
2 1944-10-16 11 Purdue 7 Down 4 Western
2 1944-10-16 12 California Up  PCC
2 1944-10-16 13 Tulsa 13 NC MVC
2 1944-10-16 14 March Field Up  Ind
2 1944-10-16 15 Southern California Up  PCC
2 1944-10-16 15 Michigan 12 Down 3 Western
2 1944-10-16 17 Tennessee 15 Down 2 SEC
2 1944-10-16 18 Bainbridge NTS 18 NC
2 1944-10-16 19 Second Air Force 15 Down 4 Ind
2 1944-10-16 20 Indiana 19 Down 1 Western
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1944-10-23 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
3 1944-10-23 2 Army 2 NC Ind
3 1944-10-23 3 Randolph Field 3 NC Ind
3 1944-10-23 4 Ohio State 4 NC Western
3 1944-10-23 5 Georgia Tech 8 Up 3 SEC
3 1944-10-23 6 Iowa Pre-Flight 5 Down 1 Ind
3 1944-10-23 7 Pennsylvania 7 NC Ind
3 1944-10-23 7 Tulsa 13 Up 6 MVC
3 1944-10-23 9 North Carolina Pre-Flight 10 Up 1
3 1944-10-23 10 Purdue 11 Up 1 Western
3 1944-10-23 11 March Field 14 Up 3 Ind
3 1944-10-23 12 Navy 9 Down 3 Ind
3 1944-10-23 13 Bainbridge NTS 18 Up 5
3 1944-10-23 14 Illinois Up  Western
3 1944-10-23 15 Second Air Force 19 Up 4 Ind
3 1944-10-23 16 Great Lakes Navy 6 Down 10 Ind
3 1944-10-23 17 Indiana 20 Up 3 Western
3 1944-10-23 18 Wake Forest Up  Southern
3 1944-10-23 19 Mississippi State Up  SEC
3 1944-10-23 19 Tennessee 17 Down 2 SEC
3 1944-10-23 19 Third Air Force Up 
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1944-10-30 1 Army 2 Up 1 Ind
4 1944-10-30 2 Notre Dame 1 Down 1 Ind
4 1944-10-30 3 Ohio State 4 Up 1 Western
4 1944-10-30 4 Randolph Field 3 Down 1 Ind
4 1944-10-30 5 Georgia Tech 5 NC SEC
4 1944-10-30 6 Navy 12 Up 6 Ind
4 1944-10-30 7 Iowa Pre-Flight 6 Down 1 Ind
4 1944-10-30 8 North Carolina Pre-Flight 9 Up 1
4 1944-10-30 9 Illinois 14 Up 5 Western
4 1944-10-30 10 Michigan Up  Western
4 1944-10-30 11 March Field 11 NC Ind
4 1944-10-30 12 Bainbridge NTS 13 Up 1
4 1944-10-30 13 Southern California Up  PCC
4 1944-10-30 14 Great Lakes Navy 16 Up 2 Ind
4 1944-10-30 15 Indiana 17 Up 2 Western
4 1944-10-30 16 Tennessee 19 Up 3 SEC
4 1944-10-30 17 Wake Forest 18 Up 1 Southern
4 1944-10-30 18 Mississippi State 19 Up 1 SEC
4 1944-10-30 19 Oklahoma State Up  MVC
4 1944-10-30 19 Alabama Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1944-11-06 1 Army 1 NC Ind
5 1944-11-06 2 Ohio State 3 Up 1 Western
5 1944-11-06 3 Navy 6 Up 3 Ind
5 1944-11-06 4 Randolph Field 4 NC Ind
5 1944-11-06 5 Notre Dame 2 Down 3 Ind
5 1944-11-06 6 Bainbridge NTS 12 Up 6
5 1944-11-06 7 Iowa Pre-Flight 7 NC Ind
5 1944-11-06 8 Michigan 10 Up 2 Western
5 1944-11-06 9 March Field 11 Up 2 Ind
5 1944-11-06 10 Illinois 9 Down 1 Western
5 1944-11-06 11 Southern California 13 Up 2 PCC
5 1944-11-06 12 Wake Forest 17 Up 5 Southern
5 1944-11-06 13 Georgia Tech 5 Down 8 SEC
5 1944-11-06 14 Great Lakes Navy 14 NC Ind
5 1944-11-06 15 Norman Naval Air Station Up  Ind
5 1944-11-06 16 North Carolina Pre-Flight 8 Down 8
5 1944-11-06 17 El Toro Marines Up 
5 1944-11-06 18 Tennessee 16 Down 2 SEC
5 1944-11-06 19 Mississippi State 18 Down 1 SEC
5 1944-11-06 20 Duke Up  Southern
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1944-11-13 1 Army 1 NC Ind
6 1944-11-13 2 Randolph Field 4 Up 2 Ind
6 1944-11-13 3 Navy 3 NC Ind
6 1944-11-13 4 Ohio State 2 Down 2 Western
6 1944-11-13 5 Michigan 8 Up 3 Western
6 1944-11-13 6 Bainbridge NTS 6 NC
6 1944-11-13 7 Iowa Pre-Flight 7 NC Ind
6 1944-11-13 8 March Field 9 Up 1 Ind
6 1944-11-13 9 Georgia Tech 13 Up 4 SEC
6 1944-11-13 10 Duke 20 Up 10 Southern
6 1944-11-13 11 Notre Dame 5 Down 6 Ind
6 1944-11-13 12 Southern California 11 Down 1 PCC
6 1944-11-13 13 Great Lakes Navy 14 Up 1 Ind
6 1944-11-13 14 Purdue Up  Western
6 1944-11-13 15 El Toro Marines 17 Up 2
6 1944-11-13 16 Mississippi State 19 Up 3 SEC
6 1944-11-13 17 Tennessee 18 Up 1 SEC
6 1944-11-13 18 North Carolina Pre-Flight 16 Down 2
6 1944-11-13 18 Norman Naval Air Station 15 Down 3 Ind
6 1944-11-13 20 Yale Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1944-11-20 1 Army 1 NC Ind
7 1944-11-20 2 Navy 3 Up 1 Ind
7 1944-11-20 3 Ohio State 4 Up 1 Western
7 1944-11-20 4 Randolph Field 2 Down 2 Ind
7 1944-11-20 5 Bainbridge NTS 6 Up 1
7 1944-11-20 6 Michigan 5 Down 1 Western
7 1944-11-20 7 Iowa Pre-Flight 7 NC Ind
7 1944-11-20 8 Southern California 12 Up 4 PCC
7 1944-11-20 9 March Field 8 Down 1 Ind
7 1944-11-20 10 Georgia Tech 9 Down 1 SEC
7 1944-11-20 11 Duke 10 Down 1 Southern
7 1944-11-20 12 Great Lakes Navy 13 Up 1 Ind
7 1944-11-20 13 Alabama Up  SEC
7 1944-11-20 14 Camp Peary Up 
7 1944-11-20 15 Tennessee 17 Up 2 SEC
7 1944-11-20 16 El Toro Marines 15 Down 1
7 1944-11-20 17 Norman Naval Air Station 18 Up 1 Ind
7 1944-11-20 18 Notre Dame 11 Down 7 Ind
7 1944-11-20 19 Second Air Force Up  Ind
7 1944-11-20 20 North Carolina Pre-Flight 18 Down 2
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1944-11-27 1 Army 1 NC Ind
8 1944-11-27 2 Navy 2 NC Ind
8 1944-11-27 3 Ohio State 3 NC Western
8 1944-11-27 3 Randolph Field 4 Up 1 Ind
8 1944-11-27 5 Bainbridge NTS 5 NC
8 1944-11-27 6 Iowa Pre-Flight 7 Up 1 Ind
8 1944-11-27 7 Southern California 8 Up 1 PCC
8 1944-11-27 8 Michigan 6 Down 2 Western
8 1944-11-27 9 Notre Dame 18 Up 9 Ind
8 1944-11-27 10 Tennessee 15 Up 5 SEC
8 1944-11-27 11 Duke 11 NC Southern
8 1944-11-27 12 Great Lakes Navy 12 NC Ind
8 1944-11-27 13 Norman Naval Air Station 17 Up 4 Ind
8 1944-11-27 14 March Field 9 Down 5 Ind
8 1944-11-27 15 Oklahoma State Up  MVC
8 1944-11-27 16 Alabama 13 Down 3 SEC
8 1944-11-27 17 Camp Peary 14 Down 3
8 1944-11-27 18 Yale Up  Ind
8 1944-11-27 18 El Toro Marines 16 Down 2
8 1944-11-27 20 Second Air Force 19 Down 1 Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 Final 1 Army 1 NC Ind
9 Final 2 Ohio State 3 Up 1 Western
9 Final 3 Randolph Field 3 NC Ind
9 Final 4 Navy 2 Down 2 Ind
9 Final 5 Bainbridge NTS 5 NC
9 Final 6 Iowa Pre-Flight 6 NC Ind
9 Final 7 Southern California 7 NC PCC
9 Final 8 Michigan 8 NC Western
9 Final 9 Notre Dame 9 NC Ind
9 Final 10 March Field 14 Up 4 Ind
9 Final 11 Duke 11 NC Southern
9 Final 12 Tennessee 10 Down 2 SEC
9 Final 13 Georgia Tech Up  SEC
9 Final 13 Norman Naval Air Station 13 NC Ind
9 Final 15 Illinois Up  Western
9 Final 16 El Toro Marines 18 Up 2
9 Final 17 Great Lakes Navy 12 Down 5 Ind
9 Final 18 Fort Pierce Up 
9 Final 19 Saint Mary's (CA) Pre-Flight Up  Ind
9 Final 20 Second Air Force 20 NC Ind