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Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 1947-10-06 1 Notre Dame (1-0-0) NA Ind
1 1947-10-06 2 Michigan (2-0-0) NA Western
1 1947-10-06 3 Texas (3-0-0) NA SWC
1 1947-10-06 4 Georgia Tech (2-0-0) NA SEC
1 1947-10-06 5 Army (2-0-0) NA Ind
1 1947-10-06 6 Illinois (2-0-0) NA Western
1 1947-10-06 7 Pennsylvania (1-0-0) NA Ind
1 1947-10-06 8 California (3-0-0) NA PCC
1 1947-10-06 9 Georgia (2-1-0) NA SEC
1 1947-10-06 10 Vanderbilt (2-0-0) NA SEC
1 1947-10-06 11 Columbia (2-0-0) NA Ind
1 1947-10-06 12 Penn State (2-0-0) NA Ind
1 1947-10-06 13 Duke (2-0-0) NA Southern
1 1947-10-06 14 Yale (2-0-0) NA Ind
1 1947-10-06 15 Oklahoma (2-0-0) NA Big 6
1 1947-10-06 16 Rice (0-1-1) NA SWC
1 1947-10-06 17 Minnesota (2-0-0) NA Western
1 1947-10-06 18 Mississippi (3-0-0) NA SEC
1 1947-10-06 19 North Carolina (1-1-0) NA Southern
1 1947-10-06 20 Southern California (1-0-1) NA PCC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1947-10-13 1 Michigan (3-0-0) 2 Up 1 Western
2 1947-10-13 2 Notre Dame (2-0-0) 1 Down 1 Ind
2 1947-10-13 3 Texas (4-0-0) 3 NC SWC
2 1947-10-13 4 California (4-0-0) 8 Up 4 PCC
2 1947-10-13 5 Georgia Tech (3-0-0) 4 Down 1 SEC
2 1947-10-13 6 Illinois (2-0-1) 6 NC Western
2 1947-10-13 7 Army (2-0-1) 5 Down 2 Ind
2 1947-10-13 8 Pennsylvania (2-0-0) 7 Down 1 Ind
2 1947-10-13 9 Penn State (3-0-0) 12 Up 3 Ind
2 1947-10-13 10 Vanderbilt (3-0-0) 10 NC SEC
2 1947-10-13 11 Southern California (2-0-1) 20 Up 9 PCC
2 1947-10-13 12 Yale (3-0-0) 14 Up 2 Ind
2 1947-10-13 13 Minnesota (3-0-0) 17 Up 4 Western
2 1947-10-13 14 Wake Forest (3-0-0) Up  Southern
2 1947-10-13 15 Rice (1-1-1) 16 Up 1 SWC
2 1947-10-13 16 Virginia (3-0-0) Up  Ind
2 1947-10-13 17 Duke (2-0-1) 13 Down 4 Southern
2 1947-10-13 18 North Carolina State (2-1-0) Up  Southern
2 1947-10-13 19 UCLA (2-1-0) Up  PCC
2 1947-10-13 20 Kentucky (3-1-0) Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1947-10-20 1 Michigan (4-0-0) 1 NC Western
3 1947-10-20 2 Notre Dame (3-0-0) 2 NC Ind
3 1947-10-20 3 Texas (5-0-0) 3 NC SWC
3 1947-10-20 4 California (5-0-0) 4 NC PCC
3 1947-10-20 5 Illinois (3-0-1) 6 Up 1 Western
3 1947-10-20 6 Army (3-0-1) 7 Up 1 Ind
3 1947-10-20 7 Georgia Tech (4-0-0) 5 Down 2 SEC
3 1947-10-20 8 Pennsylvania (3-0-0) 8 NC Ind
3 1947-10-20 9 Penn State (4-0-0) 9 NC Ind
3 1947-10-20 10 Southern California (3-0-1) 11 Up 1 PCC
3 1947-10-20 11 Wake Forest (4-0-0) 14 Up 3 Southern
3 1947-10-20 12 Southern Methodist (4-0-0) Up  SWC
3 1947-10-20 13 Virginia (4-0-0) 16 Up 3 Ind
3 1947-10-20 14 Kentucky (4-1-0) 20 Up 6 SEC
3 1947-10-20 15 Duke (3-0-1) 17 Up 2 Southern
3 1947-10-20 16 UCLA (3-1-0) 19 Up 3 PCC
3 1947-10-20 17 Baylor (4-0-0) Up  SWC
3 1947-10-20 18 Louisiana State (3-1-0) Up  SEC
3 1947-10-20 19 Vanderbilt (3-1-0) 10 Down 9 SEC
3 1947-10-20 20 San Francisco (4-1-0) Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1947-10-27 1 Notre Dame (4-0-0) 2 Up 1 Ind
4 1947-10-27 2 Michigan (5-0-0) 1 Down 1 Western
4 1947-10-27 3 Texas (6-0-0) 3 NC SWC
4 1947-10-27 4 Pennsylvania (4-0-0) 8 Up 4 Ind
4 1947-10-27 5 Southern California (4-0-1) 10 Up 5 PCC
4 1947-10-27 6 Georgia Tech (5-0-0) 7 Up 1 SEC
4 1947-10-27 7 Penn State (5-0-0) 9 Up 2 Ind
4 1947-10-27 8 Southern Methodist (5-0-0) 12 Up 4 SWC
4 1947-10-27 9 Duke (4-0-1) 15 Up 6 Southern
4 1947-10-27 10 Army (3-1-1) 6 Down 4 Ind
4 1947-10-27 11 Illinois (3-1-1) 5 Down 6 Western
4 1947-10-27 12 Virginia (5-0-0) 13 Up 1 Ind
4 1947-10-27 13 Kentucky (5-1-0) 14 Up 1 SEC
4 1947-10-27 14 California (5-1-0) 4 Down 10 PCC
4 1947-10-27 15 Wake Forest (4-1-0) 11 Down 4 Southern
4 1947-10-27 16 Purdue (3-2-0) Up  Western
4 1947-10-27 17 Louisiana State (4-1-0) 18 Up 1 SEC
4 1947-10-27 18 Alabama (4-2-0) Up  SEC
4 1947-10-27 19 UCLA (3-2-0) 16 Down 3 PCC
4 1947-10-27 20 Columbia (3-2-0) Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1947-11-03 1 Notre Dame (5-0-0) 1 NC Ind
5 1947-11-03 2 Michigan (6-0-0) 2 NC Western
5 1947-11-03 3 Southern Methodist (6-0-0) 8 Up 5 SWC
5 1947-11-03 4 Pennsylvania (5-0-0) 4 NC Ind
5 1947-11-03 5 Southern California (5-0-1) 5 NC PCC
5 1947-11-03 6 Georgia Tech (6-0-0) 6 NC SEC
5 1947-11-03 7 Penn State (6-0-0) 7 NC Ind
5 1947-11-03 8 Texas (6-1-0) 3 Down 5 SWC
5 1947-11-03 9 Army (4-1-1) 10 Up 1 Ind
5 1947-11-03 10 Virginia (6-0-0) 12 Up 2 Ind
5 1947-11-03 11 Illinois (3-2-1) 11 NC Western
5 1947-11-03 12 California (6-1-0) 14 Up 2 PCC
5 1947-11-03 13 Duke (4-1-1) 9 Down 4 Southern
5 1947-11-03 14 Purdue (4-2-0) 16 Up 2 Western
5 1947-11-03 15 William & Mary (5-1-0) Up  Southern
5 1947-11-03 16 Alabama (5-2-0) 18 Up 2 SEC
5 1947-11-03 17 Columbia (4-2-0) 20 Up 3 Ind
5 1947-11-03 18 North Carolina (4-2-0) Up  Southern
5 1947-11-03 19 Wisconsin (4-1-1) Up  Western
5 1947-11-03 20 Yale (5-1-0) Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1947-11-10 1 Notre Dame (6-0-0) 1 NC Ind
6 1947-11-10 2 Michigan (7-0-0) 2 NC Western
6 1947-11-10 3 Pennsylvania (6-0-0) 4 Up 1 Ind
6 1947-11-10 4 Southern Methodist (7-0-0) 3 Down 1 SWC
6 1947-11-10 5 Southern California (6-0-1) 5 NC PCC
6 1947-11-10 6 Georgia Tech (7-0-0) 6 NC SEC
6 1947-11-10 7 Texas (7-1-0) 8 Up 1 SWC
6 1947-11-10 8 Penn State (7-0-0) 7 Down 1 Ind
6 1947-11-10 9 Wisconsin (5-1-1) 19 Up 10 Western
6 1947-11-10 10 California (7-1-0) 12 Up 2 PCC
6 1947-11-10 11 Illinois (4-2-1) 11 NC Western
6 1947-11-10 12 William & Mary (6-1-0) 15 Up 3 Southern
6 1947-11-10 13 Army (4-2-1) 9 Down 4 Ind
6 1947-11-10 14 Alabama (5-2-0) 16 Up 2 SEC
6 1947-11-10 15 Mississippi (6-2-0) Up  SEC
6 1947-11-10 15 Virginia (6-1-0) 10 Down 5 Ind
6 1947-11-10 17 Missouri (6-2-0) Up  Big 6
6 1947-11-10 18 Utah (7-0-0) Up  MSAC
6 1947-11-10 19 North Carolina (5-2-0) 18 Down 1 Southern
6 1947-11-10 20 Minnesota (5-2-0) Up  Western
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1947-11-17 1 Michigan (8-0-0) 2 Up 1 Western
7 1947-11-17 2 Notre Dame (7-0-0) 1 Down 1 Ind
7 1947-11-17 3 Southern Methodist (8-0-0) 4 Up 1 SWC
7 1947-11-17 4 Southern California (6-0-1) 5 Up 1 PCC
7 1947-11-17 5 Penn State (8-0-0) 8 Up 3 Ind
7 1947-11-17 6 Pennsylvania (6-0-1) 3 Down 3 Ind
7 1947-11-17 7 Texas (8-1-0) 7 NC SWC
7 1947-11-17 8 Alabama (6-2-0) 14 Up 6 SEC
7 1947-11-17 9 California (8-1-0) 10 Up 1 PCC
7 1947-11-17 10 Georgia Tech (7-1-0) 6 Down 4 SEC
7 1947-11-17 11 Army (4-2-2) 13 Up 2 Ind
7 1947-11-17 12 Illinois (5-2-1) 11 Down 1 Western
7 1947-11-17 13 North Carolina (6-2-0) 19 Up 6 Southern
7 1947-11-17 14 William & Mary (7-1-0) 12 Down 2 Southern
7 1947-11-17 15 Mississippi (7-2-0) 15 NC SEC
7 1947-11-17 16 Virginia (7-1-0) 15 Down 1 Ind
7 1947-11-17 17 Kansas (6-0-2) Up  Big 6
7 1947-11-17 18 UCLA (5-3-0) Up  PCC
7 1947-11-17 19 Columbia (6-2-0) Up  Ind
7 1947-11-17 20 Rice (4-3-1) Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1947-11-24 1 Notre Dame (8-0-0) 2 Up 1 Ind
8 1947-11-24 2 Michigan (9-0-0) 1 Down 1 Western
8 1947-11-24 3 Southern Methodist (9-0-0) 3 NC SWC
8 1947-11-24 4 Southern California (7-0-1) 4 NC PCC
8 1947-11-24 5 Penn State (9-0-0) 5 NC Ind
8 1947-11-24 6 Alabama (7-2-0) 8 Up 2 SEC
8 1947-11-24 7 Texas (8-1-0) 7 NC SWC
8 1947-11-24 8 Pennsylvania (6-0-1) 6 Down 2 Ind
8 1947-11-24 9 Georgia Tech (8-1-0) 10 Up 1 SEC
8 1947-11-24 10 North Carolina (7-2-0) 13 Up 3 Southern
8 1947-11-24 11 California (9-1-0) 9 Down 2 PCC
8 1947-11-24 12 Army (4-2-2) 11 Down 1 Ind
8 1947-11-24 13 Kansas (7-0-2) 17 Up 4 Big 6
8 1947-11-24 14 William & Mary (8-1-0) 14 NC Southern
8 1947-11-24 15 Mississippi (7-2-0) 15 NC SEC
8 1947-11-24 16 Columbia (7-2-0) 19 Up 3 Ind
8 1947-11-24 17 UCLA (5-4-0) 18 Up 1 PCC
8 1947-11-24 18 Rice (5-3-1) 20 Up 2 SWC
8 1947-11-24 19 Minnesota (6-3-0) Up  Western
8 1947-11-24 20 Oklahoma (6-2-1) Up  Big 6
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1947-12-01 1 Notre Dame (8-0-0) 1 NC Ind
9 1947-12-01 2 Michigan (9-0-0) 2 NC Western
9 1947-12-01 3 Southern California (7-0-1) 4 Up 1 PCC
9 1947-12-01 4 Southern Methodist (9-0-1) 3 Down 1 SWC
9 1947-12-01 5 Penn State (9-0-0) 5 NC Ind
9 1947-12-01 6 Texas (9-1-0) 7 Up 1 SWC
9 1947-12-01 7 Alabama (8-2-0) 6 Down 1 SEC
9 1947-12-01 8 Pennsylvania (7-0-1) 8 NC Ind
9 1947-12-01 9 Georgia Tech (9-1-0) 9 NC SEC
9 1947-12-01 10 North Carolina (8-2-0) 10 NC Southern
9 1947-12-01 11 Army (5-2-2) 12 Up 1 Ind
9 1947-12-01 12 Mississippi (8-2-0) 15 Up 3 SEC
9 1947-12-01 13 Kansas (8-0-2) 13 NC Big 6
9 1947-12-01 13 William & Mary (9-1-0) 14 Up 1 Southern
9 1947-12-01 15 California (9-1-0) 11 Down 4 PCC
9 1947-12-01 16 North Carolina State (5-3-1) Up  Southern
9 1947-12-01 17 Rice (6-3-1) 18 Up 1 SWC
9 1947-12-01 18 Oklahoma (7-2-1) 20 Up 2 Big 6
9 1947-12-01 19 UCLA (5-4-0) 17 Down 2 PCC
9 1947-12-01 20 Catawba College Up 
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 Final 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
10 Final 2 Michigan 2 NC Western
10 Final 3 Southern Methodist 4 Up 1 SWC
10 Final 4 Penn State 5 Up 1 Ind
10 Final 5 Texas 6 Up 1 SWC
10 Final 6 Alabama 7 Up 1 SEC
10 Final 7 Pennsylvania 8 Up 1 Ind
10 Final 8 Southern California 3 Down 5 PCC
10 Final 9 North Carolina 10 Up 1 Southern
10 Final 10 Georgia Tech 9 Down 1 SEC
10 Final 11 Army 11 NC Ind
10 Final 12 Kansas 13 Up 1 Big 6
10 Final 13 Mississippi 12 Down 1 SEC
10 Final 14 William & Mary 13 Down 1 Southern
10 Final 15 California 15 NC PCC
10 Final 16 Oklahoma 18 Up 2 Big 6
10 Final 17 North Carolina State 16 Down 1 Southern
10 Final 18 Rice 17 Down 1 SWC
10 Final 19 Duke Up  Southern
10 Final 20 Columbia Up  Ind