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1952 Polls

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National Champion: Michigan State (AP, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Billy Vessels (Oklahoma)

AP Preseason #1: Michigan State ▪ AP Final #1: Michigan State

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Michigan State NA Ind
1 Preseason 2 Maryland NA Ind
1 Preseason 3 Georgia Tech NA SEC
1 Preseason 4 Oklahoma NA Big 7
1 Preseason 5 Illinois NA Western
1 Preseason 6 Tennessee NA SEC
1 Preseason 7 Wisconsin NA Western
1 Preseason 8 California NA PCC
1 Preseason 9 Texas Christian NA SWC
1 Preseason 10 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 11 Texas NA SWC
1 Preseason 12 Pennsylvania NA Ind
1 Preseason 13 Stanford NA PCC
1 Preseason 14 Princeton NA Ind
1 Preseason 15 Washington State NA PCC
1 Preseason 16 Southern California NA PCC
1 Preseason 17 Kansas NA Big 7
1 Preseason 18 UCLA NA PCC
1 Preseason 19 Duke NA Southern
1 Preseason 20 Ohio State NA Western
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1952-09-29 1 Michigan State 1 NC Ind
2 1952-09-29 2 Illinois 5 Up 3 Western
2 1952-09-29 3 Maryland 2 Down 1 Ind
2 1952-09-29 4 California 8 Up 4 PCC
2 1952-09-29 5 Texas 11 Up 6 SWC
2 1952-09-29 6 Georgia Tech 3 Down 3 SEC
2 1952-09-29 7 Southern California 16 Up 9 PCC
2 1952-09-29 8 Wisconsin 7 Down 1 Western
2 1952-09-29 9 Kansas 17 Up 8 Big 7
2 1952-09-29 10 Duke 19 Up 9 Southern
2 1952-09-29 11 Tennessee 6 Down 5 SEC
2 1952-09-29 12 Villanova Up  Ind
2 1952-09-29 13 Princeton 14 Up 1 Ind
2 1952-09-29 14 UCLA 18 Up 4 PCC
2 1952-09-29 15 Ohio State 20 Up 5 Western
2 1952-09-29 16 Virginia Up  Ind
2 1952-09-29 17 Rice Up  SWC
2 1952-09-29 18 Mississippi Up  SEC
2 1952-09-29 19 Notre Dame 10 Down 9 Ind
2 1952-09-29 20 Oklahoma 4 Down 16 Big 7
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1952-10-06 1 Wisconsin 8 Up 7 Western
3 1952-10-06 2 Michigan State 1 Down 1 Ind
3 1952-10-06 3 California 4 Up 1 PCC
3 1952-10-06 4 Maryland 3 Down 1 Ind
3 1952-10-06 5 Georgia Tech 6 Up 1 SEC
3 1952-10-06 6 Duke 10 Up 4 Southern
3 1952-10-06 7 Southern California 7 NC PCC
3 1952-10-06 8 Notre Dame 19 Up 11 Ind
3 1952-10-06 9 Kansas 9 NC Big 7
3 1952-10-06 10 Princeton 13 Up 3 Ind
3 1952-10-06 11 UCLA 14 Up 3 PCC
3 1952-10-06 12 Oklahoma 20 Up 8 Big 7
3 1952-10-06 13 Illinois 2 Down 11 Western
3 1952-10-06 14 Villanova 12 Down 2 Ind
3 1952-10-06 15 Virginia 16 Up 1 Ind
3 1952-10-06 16 Purdue Up  Western
3 1952-10-06 17 Navy Up  Ind
3 1952-10-06 18 Alabama Up  SEC
3 1952-10-06 19 Georgia Up  SEC
3 1952-10-06 20 Penn State Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1952-10-13 1 Michigan State 2 Up 1 Ind
4 1952-10-13 2 Maryland 4 Up 2 Ind
4 1952-10-13 3 California 3 NC PCC
4 1952-10-13 4 Georgia Tech 5 Up 1 SEC
4 1952-10-13 5 Duke 6 Up 1 Southern
4 1952-10-13 6 Oklahoma 12 Up 6 Big 7
4 1952-10-13 7 Southern California 7 NC PCC
4 1952-10-13 8 Kansas 9 Up 1 Big 7
4 1952-10-13 9 Purdue 16 Up 7 Western
4 1952-10-13 10 UCLA 11 Up 1 PCC
4 1952-10-13 11 Virginia 15 Up 4 Ind
4 1952-10-13 12 Wisconsin 1 Down 11 Western
4 1952-10-13 13 Stanford Up  PCC
4 1952-10-13 14 Pennsylvania Up  Ind
4 1952-10-13 15 Villanova 14 Down 1 Ind
4 1952-10-13 16 Ohio State Up  Western
4 1952-10-13 17 Illinois 13 Down 4 Western
4 1952-10-13 18 Alabama 18 NC SEC
4 1952-10-13 19 Penn State 20 Up 1 Ind
4 1952-10-13 20 Navy 17 Down 3 Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1952-10-22 1 Michigan State 1 NC Ind
5 1952-10-22 2 Maryland 2 NC Ind
5 1952-10-22 3 Oklahoma 6 Up 3 Big 7
5 1952-10-22 4 California 3 Down 1 PCC
5 1952-10-22 5 Georgia Tech 4 Down 1 SEC
5 1952-10-22 6 Duke 5 Down 1 Southern
5 1952-10-22 7 Southern California 7 NC PCC
5 1952-10-22 8 UCLA 10 Up 2 PCC
5 1952-10-22 9 Virginia 11 Up 2 Ind
5 1952-10-22 10 Wisconsin 12 Up 2 Western
5 1952-10-22 11 Pennsylvania 14 Up 3 Ind
5 1952-10-22 12 Villanova 15 Up 3 Ind
5 1952-10-22 13 Tennessee Up  SEC
5 1952-10-22 14 Ohio State 16 Up 2 Western
5 1952-10-22 15 Kansas 8 Down 7 Big 7
5 1952-10-22 16 Notre Dame Up  Ind
5 1952-10-22 17 Penn State 19 Up 2 Ind
5 1952-10-22 18 Pittsburgh Up  Ind
5 1952-10-22 19 Michigan Up  Western
5 1952-10-22 20 Texas Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1952-10-27 1 Michigan State 1 NC Ind
6 1952-10-27 2 Maryland 2 NC Ind
6 1952-10-27 3 Oklahoma 3 NC Big 7
6 1952-10-27 4 Georgia Tech 5 Up 1 SEC
6 1952-10-27 5 Southern California 7 Up 2 PCC
6 1952-10-27 6 Duke 6 NC Southern
6 1952-10-27 7 UCLA 8 Up 1 PCC
6 1952-10-27 8 Purdue Up  Western
6 1952-10-27 9 Kansas 15 Up 6 Big 7
6 1952-10-27 10 Villanova 12 Up 2 Ind
6 1952-10-27 11 California 4 Down 7 PCC
6 1952-10-27 12 Tennessee 13 Up 1 SEC
6 1952-10-27 13 Notre Dame 16 Up 3 Ind
6 1952-10-27 14 Texas 20 Up 6 SWC
6 1952-10-27 15 Michigan 19 Up 4 Western
6 1952-10-27 16 Virginia 9 Down 7 Ind
6 1952-10-27 17 Pennsylvania 11 Down 6 Ind
6 1952-10-27 18 Wisconsin 10 Down 8 Western
6 1952-10-27 19 Alabama Up  SEC
6 1952-10-27 20 Florida Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1952-11-03 1 Michigan State 1 NC Ind
7 1952-11-03 2 Maryland 2 NC Ind
7 1952-11-03 3 Georgia Tech 4 Up 1 SEC
7 1952-11-03 4 Oklahoma 3 Down 1 Big 7
7 1952-11-03 5 UCLA 7 Up 2 PCC
7 1952-11-03 6 Southern California 5 Down 1 PCC
7 1952-11-03 7 Kansas 9 Up 2 Big 7
7 1952-11-03 8 Tennessee 12 Up 4 SEC
7 1952-11-03 9 Purdue 8 Down 1 Western
7 1952-11-03 10 Notre Dame 13 Up 3 Ind
7 1952-11-03 11 Villanova 10 Down 1 Ind
7 1952-11-03 12 Duke 6 Down 6 Southern
7 1952-11-03 13 Texas 14 Up 1 SWC
7 1952-11-03 14 Mississippi Up  SEC
7 1952-11-03 15 Penn State Up  Ind
7 1952-11-03 16 Alabama 19 Up 3 SEC
7 1952-11-03 17 Florida 20 Up 3 SEC
7 1952-11-03 18 Wisconsin 18 NC Western
7 1952-11-03 19 Princeton Up  Ind
7 1952-11-03 20 Holy Cross Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1952-11-10 1 Michigan State 1 NC Ind
8 1952-11-10 2 Georgia Tech 3 Up 1 SEC
8 1952-11-10 3 Maryland 2 Down 1 Ind
8 1952-11-10 4 UCLA 5 Up 1 PCC
8 1952-11-10 5 Southern California 6 Up 1 PCC
8 1952-11-10 6 Notre Dame 10 Up 4 Ind
8 1952-11-10 7 Tennessee 8 Up 1 SEC
8 1952-11-10 8 Oklahoma 4 Down 4 Big 7
8 1952-11-10 9 Texas 13 Up 4 SWC
8 1952-11-10 10 Purdue 9 Down 1 Western
8 1952-11-10 11 Mississippi 14 Up 3 SEC
8 1952-11-10 12 Alabama 16 Up 4 SEC
8 1952-11-10 13 Syracuse Up  Ind
8 1952-11-10 14 Pittsburgh Up  Ind
8 1952-11-10 15 Wisconsin 18 Up 3 Western
8 1952-11-10 16 Princeton 19 Up 3 Ind
8 1952-11-10 17 Washington Up  PCC
8 1952-11-10 18 Florida 17 Down 1 SEC
8 1952-11-10 19 Kansas 7 Down 12 Big 7
8 1952-11-10 20 Michigan Up  Western
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1952-11-17 1 Michigan State 1 NC Ind
9 1952-11-17 2 Georgia Tech 2 NC SEC
9 1952-11-17 3 UCLA 4 Up 1 PCC
9 1952-11-17 4 Southern California 5 Up 1 PCC
9 1952-11-17 5 Oklahoma 8 Up 3 Big 7
9 1952-11-17 6 Mississippi 11 Up 5 SEC
9 1952-11-17 7 Tennessee 7 NC SEC
9 1952-11-17 8 Maryland 3 Down 5 Ind
9 1952-11-17 9 Notre Dame 6 Down 3 Ind
9 1952-11-17 10 Texas 9 Down 1 SWC
9 1952-11-17 11 Tulsa Up  MVC
9 1952-11-17 12 Michigan 20 Up 8 Western
9 1952-11-17 13 Wisconsin 15 Up 2 Western
9 1952-11-17 14 Alabama 12 Down 2 SEC
9 1952-11-17 15 Syracuse 13 Down 2 Ind
9 1952-11-17 16 Pittsburgh 14 Down 2 Ind
9 1952-11-17 17 Princeton 16 Down 1 Ind
9 1952-11-17 18 Kansas 19 Up 1 Big 7
9 1952-11-17 19 Houston Up  MVC
9 1952-11-17 20 Duke Up  Southern
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1952-11-24 1 Michigan State 1 NC Ind
10 1952-11-24 2 Southern California 4 Up 2 PCC
10 1952-11-24 3 Georgia Tech 2 Down 1 SEC
10 1952-11-24 4 Oklahoma 5 Up 1 Big 7
10 1952-11-24 5 UCLA 3 Down 2 PCC
10 1952-11-24 6 Mississippi 6 NC SEC
10 1952-11-24 7 Notre Dame 9 Up 2 Ind
10 1952-11-24 8 Alabama 14 Up 6 SEC
10 1952-11-24 9 Tennessee 7 Down 2 SEC
10 1952-11-24 10 Texas 10 NC SWC
10 1952-11-24 11 Tulsa 11 NC MVC
10 1952-11-24 12 Wisconsin 13 Up 1 Western
10 1952-11-24 13 Duke 20 Up 7 Southern
10 1952-11-24 14 Purdue Up  Western
10 1952-11-24 15 Maryland 8 Down 7 Ind
10 1952-11-24 16 Syracuse 15 Down 1 Ind
10 1952-11-24 17 Florida Up  SEC
10 1952-11-24 18 Princeton 17 Down 1 Ind
10 1952-11-24 19 Kentucky Up  SEC
10 1952-11-24 20 Virginia Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 Final 1 Michigan State 1 NC Ind
11 Final 2 Georgia Tech 3 Up 1 SEC
11 Final 3 Notre Dame 7 Up 4 Ind
11 Final 4 Oklahoma 4 NC Big 7
11 Final 5 Southern California 2 Down 3 PCC
11 Final 6 UCLA 5 Down 1 PCC
11 Final 7 Mississippi 6 Down 1 SEC
11 Final 8 Tennessee 9 Up 1 SEC
11 Final 9 Alabama 8 Down 1 SEC
11 Final 10 Texas 10 NC SWC
11 Final 11 Wisconsin 12 Up 1 Western
11 Final 12 Tulsa 11 Down 1 MVC
11 Final 13 Maryland 15 Up 2 Ind
11 Final 14 Syracuse 16 Up 2 Ind
11 Final 15 Florida 17 Up 2 SEC
11 Final 16 Duke 13 Down 3 Southern
11 Final 17 Ohio State Up  Western
11 Final 18 Purdue 14 Down 4 Western
11 Final 19 Princeton 18 Down 1 Ind
11 Final 20 Kentucky 19 Down 1 SEC