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1948 Polls

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AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 1948-10-04 1 Notre Dame (2-0-0) NA Ind
1 1948-10-04 2 North Carolina (2-0-0) NA Southern
1 1948-10-04 3 Northwestern (2-0-0) NA Western
1 1948-10-04 4 Southern Methodist (2-0-0) NA SWC
1 1948-10-04 5 Army (2-0-0) NA Ind
1 1948-10-04 6 Georgia Tech (2-0-0) NA SEC
1 1948-10-04 7 Michigan (2-0-0) NA Western
1 1948-10-04 8 Minnesota (2-0-0) NA Western
1 1948-10-04 9 California (3-0-0) NA PCC
1 1948-10-04 10 Penn State (1-0-0) NA Ind
1 1948-10-04 11 Ohio State (2-0-0) NA Western
1 1948-10-04 12 Pennsylvania (1-0-0) NA Ind
1 1948-10-04 13 Arkansas (3-0-0) NA SWC
1 1948-10-04 13 Mississippi (2-0-0) NA SEC
1 1948-10-04 15 Purdue (0-2-0) NA Western
1 1948-10-04 16 Texas (2-1-0) NA SWC
1 1948-10-04 17 Indiana (2-0-0) NA Western
1 1948-10-04 18 Harvard (1-0-0) NA Ind
1 1948-10-04 19 Nevada (2-0-0) NA Ind
1 1948-10-04 20 Tennessee (0-1-1) NA SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1948-10-11 1 North Carolina (3-0-0) 2 Up 1 Southern
2 1948-10-11 2 Notre Dame (3-0-0) 1 Down 1 Ind
2 1948-10-11 3 Northwestern (3-0-0) 3 NC Western
2 1948-10-11 4 Michigan (3-0-0) 7 Up 3 Western
2 1948-10-11 5 Army (3-0-0) 5 NC Ind
2 1948-10-11 6 California (4-0-0) 9 Up 3 PCC
2 1948-10-11 7 Georgia Tech (3-0-0) 6 Down 1 SEC
2 1948-10-11 8 Pennsylvania (2-0-0) 12 Up 4 Ind
2 1948-10-11 9 Penn State (2-0-0) 10 Up 1 Ind
2 1948-10-11 10 Mississippi (3-0-0) 13 Up 3 SEC
2 1948-10-11 11 Minnesota (2-1-0) 8 Down 3 Western
2 1948-10-11 12 Missouri (2-1-0) Up  Big 7
2 1948-10-11 13 Cornell (3-0-0) Up  Ind
2 1948-10-11 14 Southern Methodist (2-1-0) 4 Down 10 SWC
2 1948-10-11 15 Clemson (3-0-0) Up  Southern
2 1948-10-11 16 Georgia (2-1-0) Up  SEC
2 1948-10-11 17 Nevada (3-0-0) 19 Up 2 Ind
2 1948-10-11 18 Duke (1-0-2) Up  Southern
2 1948-10-11 19 Baylor (2-0-1) Up  SWC
2 1948-10-11 20 Oklahoma (2-1-0) Up  Big 7
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1948-10-18 1 Michigan (4-0-0) 4 Up 3 Western
3 1948-10-18 2 Notre Dame (4-0-0) 2 NC Ind
3 1948-10-18 3 North Carolina (4-0-0) 1 Down 2 Southern
3 1948-10-18 4 California (5-0-0) 6 Up 2 PCC
3 1948-10-18 5 Army (4-0-0) 5 NC Ind
3 1948-10-18 6 Georgia Tech (4-0-0) 7 Up 1 SEC
3 1948-10-18 7 Pennsylvania (3-0-0) 8 Up 1 Ind
3 1948-10-18 8 Penn State (3-0-0) 9 Up 1 Ind
3 1948-10-18 9 Missouri (3-1-0) 12 Up 3 Big 7
3 1948-10-18 10 Northwestern (3-1-0) 3 Down 7 Western
3 1948-10-18 11 Southern Methodist (3-1-0) 14 Up 3 SWC
3 1948-10-18 12 Cornell (4-0-0) 13 Up 1 Ind
3 1948-10-18 13 Minnesota (3-1-0) 11 Down 2 Western
3 1948-10-18 14 Clemson (3-0-0) 15 Up 1 Southern
3 1948-10-18 15 Duke (2-0-2) 18 Up 3 Southern
3 1948-10-18 15 Nevada (4-0-0) 17 Up 2 Ind
3 1948-10-18 17 Tulane (3-1-0) Up  SEC
3 1948-10-18 18 Oklahoma (3-1-0) 20 Up 2 Big 7
3 1948-10-18 19 Michigan State (2-2-0) Up  Ind
3 1948-10-18 20 Mississippi (3-1-0) 10 Down 10 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1948-10-25 1 Michigan (5-0-0) 1 NC Western
4 1948-10-25 2 Notre Dame (5-0-0) 2 NC Ind
4 1948-10-25 3 North Carolina (5-0-0) 3 NC Southern
4 1948-10-25 4 California (6-0-0) 4 NC PCC
4 1948-10-25 5 Army (5-0-0) 5 NC Ind
4 1948-10-25 6 Georgia Tech (5-0-0) 6 NC SEC
4 1948-10-25 7 Pennsylvania (4-0-0) 7 NC Ind
4 1948-10-25 8 Missouri (4-1-0) 9 Up 1 Big 7
4 1948-10-25 9 Northwestern (4-1-0) 10 Up 1 Western
4 1948-10-25 10 Nevada (5-0-0) 15 Up 5 Ind
4 1948-10-25 11 Southern Methodist (4-1-0) 11 NC SWC
4 1948-10-25 12 Penn State (3-0-1) 8 Down 4 Ind
4 1948-10-25 13 Clemson (4-0-0) 14 Up 1 Southern
4 1948-10-25 14 Oregon (5-1-0) Up  PCC
4 1948-10-25 15 Minnesota (3-2-0) 13 Down 2 Western
4 1948-10-25 16 Oklahoma (4-1-0) 18 Up 2 Big 7
4 1948-10-25 17 Michigan State (2-2-1) 19 Up 2 Ind
4 1948-10-25 18 Georgia (4-1-0) Up  SEC
4 1948-10-25 19 Tulane (4-1-0) 17 Down 2 SEC
4 1948-10-25 20 Texas (4-2-0) Up  SWC
4 1948-10-25 20 Baylor (4-0-1) Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1948-11-01 1 Notre Dame (6-0-0) 2 Up 1 Ind
5 1948-11-01 2 Michigan (6-0-0) 1 Down 1 Western
5 1948-11-01 3 North Carolina (6-0-0) 3 NC Southern
5 1948-11-01 4 Army (6-0-0) 5 Up 1 Ind
5 1948-11-01 5 California (7-0-0) 4 Down 1 PCC
5 1948-11-01 6 Georgia Tech (6-0-0) 6 NC SEC
5 1948-11-01 7 Pennsylvania (5-0-0) 7 NC Ind
5 1948-11-01 8 Southern Methodist (5-1-0) 11 Up 3 SWC
5 1948-11-01 9 Missouri (5-1-0) 8 Down 1 Big 7
5 1948-11-01 10 Northwestern (5-1-0) 9 Down 1 Western
5 1948-11-01 11 Nevada (6-0-0) 10 Down 1 Ind
5 1948-11-01 12 Clemson (5-0-0) 13 Up 1 Southern
5 1948-11-01 13 Georgia (5-1-0) 18 Up 5 SEC
5 1948-11-01 14 Penn State (4-0-1) 12 Down 2 Ind
5 1948-11-01 15 Oklahoma (5-1-0) 16 Up 1 Big 7
5 1948-11-01 16 Oregon (6-1-0) 14 Down 2 PCC
5 1948-11-01 17 Michigan State (3-2-1) 17 NC Ind
5 1948-11-01 18 Wake Forest (4-2-0) Up  Southern
5 1948-11-01 19 Minnesota (4-2-0) 15 Down 4 Western
5 1948-11-01 20 Tulane (5-1-0) 19 Down 1 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1948-11-08 1 Michigan (7-0-0) 2 Up 1 Western
6 1948-11-08 2 Notre Dame (7-0-0) 1 Down 1 Ind
6 1948-11-08 3 Army (7-0-0) 4 Up 1 Ind
6 1948-11-08 4 California (8-0-0) 5 Up 1 PCC
6 1948-11-08 5 Penn State (5-0-1) 14 Up 9 Ind
6 1948-11-08 6 North Carolina (6-0-1) 3 Down 3 Southern
6 1948-11-08 7 Southern Methodist (6-1-0) 8 Up 1 SWC
6 1948-11-08 8 Northwestern (6-1-0) 10 Up 2 Western
6 1948-11-08 9 Oklahoma (6-1-0) 15 Up 6 Big 7
6 1948-11-08 10 Clemson (6-0-0) 12 Up 2 Southern
6 1948-11-08 11 Georgia Tech (6-1-0) 6 Down 5 SEC
6 1948-11-08 12 Michigan State (4-2-1) 17 Up 5 Ind
6 1948-11-08 13 Georgia (6-1-0) 13 NC SEC
6 1948-11-08 14 Minnesota (5-2-0) 19 Up 5 Western
6 1948-11-08 15 Oregon (7-1-0) 16 Up 1 PCC
6 1948-11-08 16 Nevada (6-1-0) 11 Down 5 Ind
6 1948-11-08 17 Pennsylvania (5-1-0) 7 Down 10 Ind
6 1948-11-08 18 Tennessee (4-2-1) Up  SEC
6 1948-11-08 19 Wake Forest (5-2-0) 18 Down 1 Southern
6 1948-11-08 20 Missouri (5-2-0) 9 Down 11 Big 7
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1948-11-15 1 Michigan (8-0-0) 1 NC Western
7 1948-11-15 2 Notre Dame (8-0-0) 2 NC Ind
7 1948-11-15 3 Army (8-0-0) 3 NC Ind
7 1948-11-15 4 California (9-0-0) 4 NC PCC
7 1948-11-15 5 North Carolina (7-0-1) 6 Up 1 Southern
7 1948-11-15 6 Penn State (6-0-1) 5 Down 1 Ind
7 1948-11-15 7 Northwestern (6-2-0) 8 Up 1 Western
7 1948-11-15 8 Oklahoma (7-1-0) 9 Up 1 Big 7
7 1948-11-15 9 Clemson (7-0-0) 10 Up 1 Southern
7 1948-11-15 10 Southern Methodist (7-1-0) 7 Down 3 SWC
7 1948-11-15 11 Georgia (7-1-0) 13 Up 2 SEC
7 1948-11-15 12 Michigan State (5-2-1) 12 NC Ind
7 1948-11-15 13 Oregon (8-1-0) 15 Up 2 PCC
7 1948-11-15 14 Tulane (7-1-0) Up  SEC
7 1948-11-15 15 Minnesota (6-2-0) 14 Down 1 Western
7 1948-11-15 16 Pennsylvania (5-2-0) 17 Up 1 Ind
7 1948-11-15 17 Mississippi (7-1-0) Up  SEC
7 1948-11-15 18 Ohio State (6-2-0) Up  Western
7 1948-11-15 19 Cornell (7-1-0) Up  Ind
7 1948-11-15 20 Georgia Tech (6-2-0) 11 Down 9 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1948-11-22 1 Michigan (9-0-0) 1 NC Western
8 1948-11-22 2 Notre Dame (8-0-0) 2 NC Ind
8 1948-11-22 3 Army (8-0-0) 3 NC Ind
8 1948-11-22 4 North Carolina (8-0-1) 5 Up 1 Southern
8 1948-11-22 5 California (10-0-0) 4 Down 1 PCC
8 1948-11-22 6 Oklahoma (8-1-0) 8 Up 2 Big 7
8 1948-11-22 7 Northwestern (7-2-0) 7 NC Western
8 1948-11-22 8 Southern Methodist (8-1-0) 10 Up 2 SWC
8 1948-11-22 9 Clemson (8-0-0) 9 NC Southern
8 1948-11-22 10 Oregon (9-1-0) 13 Up 3 PCC
8 1948-11-22 11 Michigan State (6-2-1) 12 Up 1 Ind
8 1948-11-22 12 Georgia (8-1-0) 11 Down 1 SEC
8 1948-11-22 13 Minnesota (7-2-0) 15 Up 2 Western
8 1948-11-22 14 Tulane (8-1-0) 14 NC SEC
8 1948-11-22 15 Vanderbilt (6-2-1) Up  SEC
8 1948-11-22 16 Mississippi (7-1-0) 17 Up 1 SEC
8 1948-11-22 17 Ohio State (6-3-0) 18 Up 1 Western
8 1948-11-22 18 Penn State (6-1-1) 6 Down 12 Ind
8 1948-11-22 19 Pennsylvania (5-2-0) 16 Down 3 Ind
8 1948-11-22 20 William & Mary (5-2-2) 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