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1952 Year Summary

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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

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 Southeastern Conference 12 128 76 45 7 .621 5 3 2 0 .600 9.67 5.56 2 6 Georgia Tech
2 Western Conference 9 82 35 41 6 .463 1 0 1 0 .000 9.33 9.91 3 3 Purdue
Wisconsin
3 Pacific Coast Conference 9 88 49 37 2 .568 1 1 0 0 1.000 9.14 7.10 5 2 Southern California
4 Southwest Conference 7 71 31 34 6 .479 1 1 0 0 1.000 7.36 8.23 2 1 Texas
5 Big Seven Conference 7 69 35 30 4 .536 0 0 0 0 7.05 5.00 2 1 Oklahoma
6 Independent 33 306 159 129 18 .549 2 1 1 0 .500 0.09 -1.42 5 5
7 Missouri Valley Conference 5 50 25 23 2 .520 1 0 1 0 .000 -0.78 -2.42 0 1 Houston
8 Southern Conference 15 144 63 76 5 .455 0 0 0 0 -6.33 -4.04 1 1 Duke
9 Skyline Conference 8 79 36 40 3 .475 0 0 0 0 -8.48 -7.73 0 0 Utah
10 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 8 76 33 38 5 .467 0 0 0 0 -9.96 -8.99 0 0 Arizona State

AP Poll Summary

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