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1948 Year Summary

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National Champion: Michigan (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Doak Walker (Southern Methodist)

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

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L T Pct G W L T Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Western Conference 9 82 44 38 0 .537 1 1 0 0 1.000 12.97 11.05 0 3 Michigan
2 Southeastern Conference 12 121 69 44 8 .603 1 0 1 0 .000 10.32 6.02 0 4 Georgia
3 Southwest Conference 7 73 36 30 7 .541 3 3 0 0 1.000 9.74 7.81 0 1 Southern Methodist
4 Pacific Coast Conference 10 103 49 48 6 .505 2 0 2 0 .000 3.60 3.30 0 2 California
Oregon
5 Independent 36 332 178 141 13 .556 3 2 1 0 .667 1.79 -0.23 0 5
6 Big Seven Conference 7 71 35 36 0 .493 2 1 1 0 .500 0.98 1.53 0 1 Oklahoma
7 Southern Conference 16 155 75 69 11 .519 4 2 2 0 .500 -0.93 -1.02 0 4 Clemson
8 Skyline Conference 6 62 34 26 2 .565 1 0 1 0 .000 -4.67 -7.38 0 0 Utah
9 Missouri Valley Conference 5 51 22 27 2 .451 3 1 2 0 .333 -8.00 -6.30 0 0 Oklahoma State
10 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 9 94 47 43 4 .521 4 2 2 0 .500 -8.05 -9.11 0 0 Texas Tech

AP Poll Summary

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