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