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1949 Year Summary

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National Champion: Notre Dame (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Leon Hart (Notre Dame)

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

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 41 35 6 .537 1 1 0 0 1.000 16.78 15.50 0 3 Michigan
Ohio State
2 Southwest Conference 7 71 41 27 3 .599 1 1 0 0 1.000 12.54 9.30 0 2 Rice
3 Pacific Coast Conference 10 96 53 41 2 .563 1 0 1 0 .000 9.87 7.82 0 1 California
4 Big Seven Conference 7 70 37 32 1 .536 2 1 1 0 .500 4.67 3.30 0 2 Oklahoma
5 Southeastern Conference 12 122 63 49 10 .557 2 0 2 0 .000 4.41 2.06 0 3 Tulane
6 Independent 36 331 184 141 6 .565 2 1 1 0 .500 2.05 -0.59 0 7
7 Southern Conference 16 155 66 83 6 .445 2 1 1 0 .500 -4.98 -3.24 0 2 North Carolina
8 Missouri Valley Conference 7 68 30 32 6 .485 0 0 0 0 -7.65 -6.50 0 0 Detroit Mercy
9 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 9 91 42 45 4 .484 3 1 2 0 .333 -9.70 -8.90 0 0 Texas Tech
10 Skyline Conference 6 61 27 33 1 .451 0 0 0 0 -10.68 -9.52 0 0 Wyoming

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 Final
Notre Dame Ind 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Oklahoma Big 7 3 3 4 3 3 3 2 3 2
California PCC 10 9 5 4 4 4 3 2 3
Army Ind 7 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4
Rice SWC     9 5 8 7 6 7 5
Ohio State Western 11 11   18 11 11 7 5 6
Michigan Western 1 7 12 6 5 5 5 6 7
Minnesota Western 5 5 3 7   9 8 8 8
Louisiana State SEC       17 17 16 13 13 9
Pacific           19   11 10
Kentucky SEC 15 8 7 14 13 14 11 20 11
Cornell Ind 17 14 8 8 7 6 17 20 12
Villanova Ind 16 17           16 13
Maryland Southern             16 15 14
Santa Clara Ind           20 19 14 15
North Carolina Southern 6 6 6 13       19 16
Tennessee SEC         14     18 17
Princeton Ind                 18
Michigan State Ind 13 19 15 12 10 8 18   19
Baylor SWC   20 11 10 6   15 9 20
Missouri Big 7 20   18 16         20
School Conf 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 Final
Boston University Ind         18 15      
Dartmouth Ind             14    
Duke Southern 14       16        
Fordham Ind         20        
Iowa Western         15        
Navy Ind   18              
Northwestern Western 20   13            
Pennsylvania Ind 20   14 9 20        
Pittsburgh Ind 19 15 16            
Southern California PCC 8 12 19 15 12     17  
Southern Methodist SWC 9 10 17 11 9 12 10    
Stanford PCC           17 12 12  
Texas SWC 12 16 10 19   13      
Tulane SEC 4 4 20       19 10  
UCLA PCC 18 13   20          
Virginia Ind         19 10 9    
Wake Forest Southern           18