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1951 Year Summary

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National Champion: Tennessee (AP, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Dick Kazmaier (Princeton)

AP Preseason #1: Tennessee ▪ AP Final #1: Tennessee

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 Southwest Conference 7 72 39 29 4 .569 2 0 2 0 .000 12.68 9.91 3 2 Texas Christian
2 Western Conference 9 82 40 35 7 .530 1 1 0 0 1.000 11.35 10.68 4 2 Illinois
3 Pacific Coast Conference 9 89 47 40 2 .539 1 0 1 0 .000 8.58 7.03 2 4 Stanford
4 Southeastern Conference 12 127 76 48 3 .610 3 2 1 0 .667 8.00 4.26 3 3 Georgia Tech
Tennessee
5 Independent 32 296 154 134 8 .534 2 1 1 0 .500 1.70 0.11 5 6
6 Big Seven Conference 7 68 31 34 3 .478 0 0 0 0 0.40 1.33 2 1 Oklahoma
7 Southern Conference 17 168 78 87 3 .473 2 1 1 0 .500 -2.71 -1.73 1 2 Maryland
Virginia Military Institute
8 Skyline Conference 8 80 40 36 4 .525 0 0 0 0 -3.82 -5.07 0 0 Utah
9 Missouri Valley Conference 7 70 35 35 0 .500 1 1 0 0 1.000 -7.63 -7.00 0 0 Tulsa
10 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 8 81 32 48 1 .401 1 1 0 0 1.000 -16.32 -12.32 0 0 Texas Tech

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 Final
Tennessee SEC 1 3 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Michigan State Ind 2 1 1 3 2 2 5 1 2 2 2
Maryland Southern 16 9 10 7 5 4 3 5 4 3 3
Illinois Western 10 8 7 8 4 3 2 3 6 4 4
Georgia Tech SEC   11 8 5 3 5 8 7 7 6 5
Princeton Ind 18 14 13 9 8 6 4 6 5 5 6
Stanford PCC     19 13 11 11 7 4 3 8 7
Wisconsin Western 15       14 10 9 8 8 7 8
Baylor SWC 13 19 12 10 7 8 16 10 10 9 9
Oklahoma Big 7 4 4 11 19   17 14 12 12 10 10
Texas Christian SWC             13 13   11 11
California PCC 5 2 2 1 9 9 17 16 19 12 12
Virginia Ind                 15 13 13
San Francisco Ind         20 20 15 14 13 14 14
Kentucky SEC 6 17     17 14 12 9 9 17 15
Boston University Ind                     16
UCLA PCC               18   15 17
Washington State PCC         18 16 17 17 17 18 18
Clemson Southern   18 16               19
Holy Cross Ind     15           16 19 19
School Conf Pre 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 Final
Alabama SEC 9                    
Arkansas SWC         19   20        
Bucknell                 20    
Cincinnati               20      
Cornell Ind 20   17 14 12            
Duke Southern   16                  
Georgia SEC   13                  
Kansas Big 7   20                  
Miami (FL) Ind           19          
Michigan Western 17         15          
Nebraska Big 7 12                    
Northwestern Western       18 13            
Notre Dame Ind 14 5 5   15 13 11        
Ohio State Western 3 7 9 17     20        
Oregon State PCC   15 18                
Pacific Ind     20 16     19        
Pennsylvania Ind 19                    
Rice SWC               19 18    
Southern California PCC     14 11 6 7 6 11 11 20  
Southern Methodist SWC       15              
Texas SWC 11 6 6 4 10 12 10 15 14 16  
Texas A&M SWC 6 10 4 6 16 18          
Villanova Ind       12              
Washington PCC 8 12   20