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1948 Polls

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National Champion: Michigan (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Doak Walker (Southern Methodist)

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

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 1948-10-04 1 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 1948-10-04 2 North Carolina NA Southern
1 1948-10-04 3 Northwestern NA Western
1 1948-10-04 4 Southern Methodist NA SWC
1 1948-10-04 5 Army NA Ind
1 1948-10-04 6 Georgia Tech NA SEC
1 1948-10-04 7 Michigan NA Western
1 1948-10-04 8 Minnesota NA Western
1 1948-10-04 9 California NA PCC
1 1948-10-04 10 Penn State NA Ind
1 1948-10-04 11 Ohio State NA Western
1 1948-10-04 12 Pennsylvania NA Ind
1 1948-10-04 13 Arkansas NA SWC
1 1948-10-04 13 Mississippi NA SEC
1 1948-10-04 15 Purdue NA Western
1 1948-10-04 16 Texas NA SWC
1 1948-10-04 17 Indiana NA Western
1 1948-10-04 18 Harvard NA Ind
1 1948-10-04 19 Nevada NA Ind
1 1948-10-04 20 Tennessee NA SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1948-10-11 1 North Carolina 2 Up 1 Southern
2 1948-10-11 2 Notre Dame 1 Down 1 Ind
2 1948-10-11 3 Northwestern 3 NC Western
2 1948-10-11 4 Michigan 7 Up 3 Western
2 1948-10-11 5 Army 5 NC Ind
2 1948-10-11 6 California 9 Up 3 PCC
2 1948-10-11 7 Georgia Tech 6 Down 1 SEC
2 1948-10-11 8 Pennsylvania 12 Up 4 Ind
2 1948-10-11 9 Penn State 10 Up 1 Ind
2 1948-10-11 10 Mississippi 13 Up 3 SEC
2 1948-10-11 11 Minnesota 8 Down 3 Western
2 1948-10-11 12 Missouri Up  Big 7
2 1948-10-11 13 Cornell Up  Ind
2 1948-10-11 14 Southern Methodist 4 Down 10 SWC
2 1948-10-11 15 Clemson Up  Southern
2 1948-10-11 16 Georgia Up  SEC
2 1948-10-11 17 Nevada 19 Up 2 Ind
2 1948-10-11 18 Duke Up  Southern
2 1948-10-11 19 Baylor Up  SWC
2 1948-10-11 20 Oklahoma Up  Big 7
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1948-10-18 1 Michigan 4 Up 3 Western
3 1948-10-18 2 Notre Dame 2 NC Ind
3 1948-10-18 3 North Carolina 1 Down 2 Southern
3 1948-10-18 4 California 6 Up 2 PCC
3 1948-10-18 5 Army 5 NC Ind
3 1948-10-18 6 Georgia Tech 7 Up 1 SEC
3 1948-10-18 7 Pennsylvania 8 Up 1 Ind
3 1948-10-18 8 Penn State 9 Up 1 Ind
3 1948-10-18 9 Missouri 12 Up 3 Big 7
3 1948-10-18 10 Northwestern 3 Down 7 Western
3 1948-10-18 11 Southern Methodist 14 Up 3 SWC
3 1948-10-18 12 Cornell 13 Up 1 Ind
3 1948-10-18 13 Minnesota 11 Down 2 Western
3 1948-10-18 14 Clemson 15 Up 1 Southern
3 1948-10-18 15 Duke 18 Up 3 Southern
3 1948-10-18 15 Nevada 17 Up 2 Ind
3 1948-10-18 17 Tulane Up  SEC
3 1948-10-18 18 Oklahoma 20 Up 2 Big 7
3 1948-10-18 19 Michigan State Up  Ind
3 1948-10-18 20 Mississippi 10 Down 10 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1948-10-25 1 Michigan 1 NC Western
4 1948-10-25 2 Notre Dame 2 NC Ind
4 1948-10-25 3 North Carolina 3 NC Southern
4 1948-10-25 4 California 4 NC PCC
4 1948-10-25 5 Army 5 NC Ind
4 1948-10-25 6 Georgia Tech 6 NC SEC
4 1948-10-25 7 Pennsylvania 7 NC Ind
4 1948-10-25 8 Missouri 9 Up 1 Big 7
4 1948-10-25 9 Northwestern 10 Up 1 Western
4 1948-10-25 10 Nevada 15 Up 5 Ind
4 1948-10-25 11 Southern Methodist 11 NC SWC
4 1948-10-25 12 Penn State 8 Down 4 Ind
4 1948-10-25 13 Clemson 14 Up 1 Southern
4 1948-10-25 14 Oregon Up  PCC
4 1948-10-25 15 Minnesota 13 Down 2 Western
4 1948-10-25 16 Oklahoma 18 Up 2 Big 7
4 1948-10-25 17 Michigan State 19 Up 2 Ind
4 1948-10-25 18 Georgia Up  SEC
4 1948-10-25 19 Tulane 17 Down 2 SEC
4 1948-10-25 20 Texas Up  SWC
4 1948-10-25 20 Baylor Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1948-11-01 1 Notre Dame 2 Up 1 Ind
5 1948-11-01 2 Michigan 1 Down 1 Western
5 1948-11-01 3 North Carolina 3 NC Southern
5 1948-11-01 4 Army 5 Up 1 Ind
5 1948-11-01 5 California 4 Down 1 PCC
5 1948-11-01 6 Georgia Tech 6 NC SEC
5 1948-11-01 7 Pennsylvania 7 NC Ind
5 1948-11-01 8 Southern Methodist 11 Up 3 SWC
5 1948-11-01 9 Missouri 8 Down 1 Big 7
5 1948-11-01 10 Northwestern 9 Down 1 Western
5 1948-11-01 11 Nevada 10 Down 1 Ind
5 1948-11-01 12 Clemson 13 Up 1 Southern
5 1948-11-01 13 Georgia 18 Up 5 SEC
5 1948-11-01 14 Penn State 12 Down 2 Ind
5 1948-11-01 15 Oklahoma 16 Up 1 Big 7
5 1948-11-01 16 Oregon 14 Down 2 PCC
5 1948-11-01 17 Michigan State 17 NC Ind
5 1948-11-01 18 Wake Forest Up  Southern
5 1948-11-01 19 Minnesota 15 Down 4 Western
5 1948-11-01 20 Tulane 19 Down 1 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1948-11-08 1 Michigan 2 Up 1 Western
6 1948-11-08 2 Notre Dame 1 Down 1 Ind
6 1948-11-08 3 Army 4 Up 1 Ind
6 1948-11-08 4 California 5 Up 1 PCC
6 1948-11-08 5 Penn State 14 Up 9 Ind
6 1948-11-08 6 North Carolina 3 Down 3 Southern
6 1948-11-08 7 Southern Methodist 8 Up 1 SWC
6 1948-11-08 8 Northwestern 10 Up 2 Western
6 1948-11-08 9 Oklahoma 15 Up 6 Big 7
6 1948-11-08 10 Clemson 12 Up 2 Southern
6 1948-11-08 11 Georgia Tech 6 Down 5 SEC
6 1948-11-08 12 Michigan State 17 Up 5 Ind
6 1948-11-08 13 Georgia 13 NC SEC
6 1948-11-08 14 Minnesota 19 Up 5 Western
6 1948-11-08 15 Oregon 16 Up 1 PCC
6 1948-11-08 16 Nevada 11 Down 5 Ind
6 1948-11-08 17 Pennsylvania 7 Down 10 Ind
6 1948-11-08 18 Tennessee Up  SEC
6 1948-11-08 19 Wake Forest 18 Down 1 Southern
6 1948-11-08 20 Missouri 9 Down 11 Big 7
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1948-11-15 1 Michigan 1 NC Western
7 1948-11-15 2 Notre Dame 2 NC Ind
7 1948-11-15 3 Army 3 NC Ind
7 1948-11-15 4 California 4 NC PCC
7 1948-11-15 5 North Carolina 6 Up 1 Southern
7 1948-11-15 6 Penn State 5 Down 1 Ind
7 1948-11-15 7 Northwestern 8 Up 1 Western
7 1948-11-15 8 Oklahoma 9 Up 1 Big 7
7 1948-11-15 9 Clemson 10 Up 1 Southern
7 1948-11-15 10 Southern Methodist 7 Down 3 SWC
7 1948-11-15 11 Georgia 13 Up 2 SEC
7 1948-11-15 12 Michigan State 12 NC Ind
7 1948-11-15 13 Oregon 15 Up 2 PCC
7 1948-11-15 14 Tulane Up  SEC
7 1948-11-15 15 Minnesota 14 Down 1 Western
7 1948-11-15 16 Pennsylvania 17 Up 1 Ind
7 1948-11-15 17 Mississippi Up  SEC
7 1948-11-15 18 Ohio State Up  Western
7 1948-11-15 19 Cornell Up  Ind
7 1948-11-15 20 Georgia Tech 11 Down 9 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1948-11-22 1 Michigan 1 NC Western
8 1948-11-22 2 Notre Dame 2 NC Ind
8 1948-11-22 3 Army 3 NC Ind
8 1948-11-22 4 North Carolina 5 Up 1 Southern
8 1948-11-22 5 California 4 Down 1 PCC
8 1948-11-22 6 Oklahoma 8 Up 2 Big 7
8 1948-11-22 7 Northwestern 7 NC Western
8 1948-11-22 8 Southern Methodist 10 Up 2 SWC
8 1948-11-22 9 Clemson 9 NC Southern
8 1948-11-22 10 Oregon 13 Up 3 PCC
8 1948-11-22 11 Michigan State 12 Up 1 Ind
8 1948-11-22 12 Georgia 11 Down 1 SEC
8 1948-11-22 13 Minnesota 15 Up 2 Western
8 1948-11-22 14 Tulane 14 NC SEC
8 1948-11-22 15 Vanderbilt Up  SEC
8 1948-11-22 16 Mississippi 17 Up 1 SEC
8 1948-11-22 17 Ohio State 18 Up 1 Western
8 1948-11-22 18 Penn State 6 Down 12 Ind
8 1948-11-22 19 Pennsylvania 16 Down 3 Ind
8 1948-11-22 20 William & Mary Up  Southern
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 Final 1 Michigan 1 NC Western
9 Final 2 Notre Dame 2 NC Ind
9 Final 3 North Carolina 4 Up 1 Southern
9 Final 4 California 5 Up 1 PCC
9 Final 5 Oklahoma 6 Up 1 Big 7
9 Final 6 Army 3 Down 3 Ind
9 Final 7 Northwestern 7 NC Western
9 Final 8 Georgia 12 Up 4 SEC
9 Final 9 Oregon 10 Up 1 PCC
9 Final 10 Southern Methodist 8 Down 2 SWC
9 Final 11 Clemson 9 Down 2 Southern
9 Final 12 Vanderbilt 15 Up 3 SEC
9 Final 13 Tulane 14 Up 1 SEC
9 Final 14 Michigan State 11 Down 3 Ind
9 Final 15 Mississippi 16 Up 1 SEC
9 Final 16 Minnesota 13 Down 3 Western
9 Final 17 William & Mary 20 Up 3 Southern
9 Final 18 Penn State 18 NC Ind
9 Final 19 Cornell Up  Ind
9 Final 20 Wake Forest Up  Southern