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National Champion: Maryland (AP, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: John Lattner (Notre Dame)

AP Preseason #1: Notre Dame ▪ AP Final #1: Maryland

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 2 Michigan State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 3 Georgia Tech NA SEC
1 Preseason 4 UCLA NA PCC
1 Preseason 5 Alabama NA SEC
1 Preseason 6 Oklahoma NA Big 7
1 Preseason 7 Ohio State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 8 Southern California NA PCC
1 Preseason 9 Maryland NA ACC
1 Preseason 10 Duke NA ACC
1 Preseason 11 Texas NA SWC
1 Preseason 12 Rice NA SWC
1 Preseason 13 Navy NA Ind
1 Preseason 14 California NA PCC
1 Preseason 15 Florida NA SEC
1 Preseason 16 West Virginia NA Southern
1 Preseason 17 Pittsburgh NA Ind
1 Preseason 17 Tennessee NA SEC
1 Preseason 19 Princeton NA Ind
1 Preseason 20 Baylor NA SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1953-09-28 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
2 1953-09-28 2 Michigan State 2 NC Big Ten
2 1953-09-28 3 Maryland 9 Up 6 ACC
2 1953-09-28 4 Michigan Up  Big Ten
2 1953-09-28 5 UCLA 4 Down 1 PCC
2 1953-09-28 6 Ohio State 7 Up 1 Big Ten
2 1953-09-28 7 Southern California 8 Up 1 PCC
2 1953-09-28 8 Oklahoma 6 Down 2 Big 7
2 1953-09-28 9 Georgia Tech 3 Down 6 SEC
2 1953-09-28 10 Baylor 20 Up 10 SWC
2 1953-09-28 11 Mississippi State Up  SEC
2 1953-09-28 12 Duke 10 Down 2 ACC
2 1953-09-28 13 West Virginia 16 Up 3 Southern
2 1953-09-28 14 Rice 12 Down 2 SWC
2 1953-09-28 15 Mississippi Up  SEC
2 1953-09-28 16 Wisconsin Up  Big Ten
2 1953-09-28 17 Texas 11 Down 6 SWC
2 1953-09-28 18 Georgia Up  SEC
2 1953-09-28 19 Louisiana State Up  SEC
2 1953-09-28 20 Holy Cross Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1953-10-05 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
3 1953-10-05 2 Michigan State 2 NC Big Ten
3 1953-10-05 3 Ohio State 6 Up 3 Big Ten
3 1953-10-05 4 Maryland 3 Down 1 ACC
3 1953-10-05 5 Michigan 4 Down 1 Big Ten
3 1953-10-05 6 UCLA 5 Down 1 PCC
3 1953-10-05 7 Southern California 7 NC PCC
3 1953-10-05 8 Duke 12 Up 4 ACC
3 1953-10-05 9 Baylor 10 Up 1 SWC
3 1953-10-05 10 Georgia Tech 9 Down 1 SEC
3 1953-10-05 11 Rice 14 Up 3 SWC
3 1953-10-05 12 West Virginia 13 Up 1 Southern
3 1953-10-05 13 Mississippi State 11 Down 2 SEC
3 1953-10-05 14 Louisiana State 19 Up 5 SEC
3 1953-10-05 15 Texas 17 Up 2 SWC
3 1953-10-05 16 Oklahoma 8 Down 8 Big 7
3 1953-10-05 17 Pittsburgh Up  Ind
3 1953-10-05 18 Northwestern Up  Big Ten
3 1953-10-05 19 Holy Cross 20 Up 1 Ind
3 1953-10-05 20 Pennsylvania Up  Ind
3 1953-10-05 20 Southern Mississippi Up 
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1953-10-12 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
4 1953-10-12 2 Michigan State 2 NC Big Ten
4 1953-10-12 3 Maryland 4 Up 1 ACC
4 1953-10-12 4 UCLA 6 Up 2 PCC
4 1953-10-12 5 Michigan 5 NC Big Ten
4 1953-10-12 6 Georgia Tech 10 Up 4 SEC
4 1953-10-12 7 Duke 8 Up 1 ACC
4 1953-10-12 8 Baylor 9 Up 1 SWC
4 1953-10-12 9 Illinois Up  Big Ten
4 1953-10-12 10 West Virginia 12 Up 2 Southern
4 1953-10-12 11 Rice 11 NC SWC
4 1953-10-12 12 Oklahoma 16 Up 4 Big 7
4 1953-10-12 13 Southern California 7 Down 6 PCC
4 1953-10-12 14 Navy Up  Ind
4 1953-10-12 15 Pittsburgh 17 Up 2 Ind
4 1953-10-12 16 California Up  PCC
4 1953-10-12 17 Ohio State 3 Down 14 Big Ten
4 1953-10-12 17 Southern Mississippi 20 Up 3
4 1953-10-12 19 Auburn Up  SEC
4 1953-10-12 20 Mississippi State 13 Down 7 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1953-10-19 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
5 1953-10-19 2 Michigan State 2 NC Big Ten
5 1953-10-19 3 Maryland 3 NC ACC
5 1953-10-19 4 Georgia Tech 6 Up 2 SEC
5 1953-10-19 5 Michigan 5 NC Big Ten
5 1953-10-19 6 Baylor 8 Up 2 SWC
5 1953-10-19 7 Illinois 9 Up 2 Big Ten
5 1953-10-19 8 West Virginia 10 Up 2 Southern
5 1953-10-19 9 Oklahoma 12 Up 3 Big 7
5 1953-10-19 10 Navy 14 Up 4 Ind
5 1953-10-19 11 Southern California 13 Up 2 PCC
5 1953-10-19 12 UCLA 4 Down 8 PCC
5 1953-10-19 13 Southern Methodist Up  SWC
5 1953-10-19 14 Louisiana State Up  SEC
5 1953-10-19 15 Texas A&M Up  SWC
5 1953-10-19 16 Kentucky Up  SEC
5 1953-10-19 16 Duke 7 Down 9 ACC
5 1953-10-19 18 Pittsburgh 15 Down 3 Ind
5 1953-10-19 19 Southern Mississippi 17 Down 2
5 1953-10-19 20 Stanford Up  PCC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1953-10-26 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
6 1953-10-26 2 Maryland 3 Up 1 ACC
6 1953-10-26 3 Baylor 6 Up 3 SWC
6 1953-10-26 4 Illinois 7 Up 3 Big Ten
6 1953-10-26 5 West Virginia 8 Up 3 Southern
6 1953-10-26 6 Michigan State 2 Down 4 Big Ten
6 1953-10-26 7 Southern California 11 Up 4 PCC
6 1953-10-26 8 Georgia Tech 4 Down 4 SEC
6 1953-10-26 9 Oklahoma 9 NC Big 7
6 1953-10-26 10 UCLA 12 Up 2 PCC
6 1953-10-26 11 Southern Methodist 13 Up 2 SWC
6 1953-10-26 12 Rice Up  SWC
6 1953-10-26 13 Duke 16 Up 3 ACC
6 1953-10-26 14 Minnesota Up  Big Ten
6 1953-10-26 15 Army Up  Ind
6 1953-10-26 16 Michigan 5 Down 11 Big Ten
6 1953-10-26 17 Stanford 20 Up 3 PCC
6 1953-10-26 18 Mississippi Up  SEC
6 1953-10-26 19 Kentucky 16 Down 3 SEC
6 1953-10-26 20 Navy 10 Down 10 Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1953-11-02 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
7 1953-11-02 2 Maryland 2 NC ACC
7 1953-11-02 3 Baylor 3 NC SWC
7 1953-11-02 4 Illinois 4 NC Big Ten
7 1953-11-02 5 Michigan State 6 Up 1 Big Ten
7 1953-11-02 6 Georgia Tech 8 Up 2 SEC
7 1953-11-02 7 West Virginia 5 Down 2 Southern
7 1953-11-02 8 Oklahoma 9 Up 1 Big 7
7 1953-11-02 9 UCLA 10 Up 1 PCC
7 1953-11-02 10 Duke 13 Up 3 ACC
7 1953-11-02 11 Stanford 17 Up 6 PCC
7 1953-11-02 12 Mississippi 18 Up 6 SEC
7 1953-11-02 13 Minnesota 14 Up 1 Big Ten
7 1953-11-02 14 Kentucky 19 Up 5 SEC
7 1953-11-02 15 Auburn Up  SEC
7 1953-11-02 16 Ohio State Up  Big Ten
7 1953-11-02 17 Southern California 7 Down 10 PCC
7 1953-11-02 17 Michigan 16 Down 1 Big Ten
7 1953-11-02 19 Texas Up  SWC
7 1953-11-02 20 Alabama Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1953-11-09 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
8 1953-11-09 2 Maryland 2 NC ACC
8 1953-11-09 3 Illinois 4 Up 1 Big Ten
8 1953-11-09 4 Michigan State 5 Up 1 Big Ten
8 1953-11-09 5 Georgia Tech 6 Up 1 SEC
8 1953-11-09 6 Oklahoma 8 Up 2 Big 7
8 1953-11-09 7 UCLA 9 Up 2 PCC
8 1953-11-09 8 West Virginia 7 Down 1 Southern
8 1953-11-09 9 Baylor 3 Down 6 SWC
8 1953-11-09 10 Texas 19 Up 9 SWC
8 1953-11-09 11 Mississippi 12 Up 1 SEC
8 1953-11-09 12 Southern California 17 Up 5 PCC
8 1953-11-09 13 Kentucky 14 Up 1 SEC
8 1953-11-09 14 Duke 10 Down 4 ACC
8 1953-11-09 15 Minnesota 13 Down 2 Big Ten
8 1953-11-09 16 Rice Up  SWC
8 1953-11-09 16 Stanford 11 Down 5 PCC
8 1953-11-09 18 Tennessee Up  SEC
8 1953-11-09 19 Texas Tech Up  BIAA
8 1953-11-09 20 Auburn 15 Down 5 SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1953-11-16 1 Notre Dame 1 NC Ind
9 1953-11-16 2 Maryland 2 NC ACC
9 1953-11-16 3 Michigan State 4 Up 1 Big Ten
9 1953-11-16 4 Oklahoma 6 Up 2 Big 7
9 1953-11-16 5 UCLA 7 Up 2 PCC
9 1953-11-16 6 Texas 10 Up 4 SWC
9 1953-11-16 7 Illinois 3 Down 4 Big Ten
9 1953-11-16 8 Wisconsin Up  Big Ten
9 1953-11-16 9 Southern California 12 Up 3 PCC
9 1953-11-16 10 Rice 16 Up 6 SWC
9 1953-11-16 11 Alabama Up  SEC
9 1953-11-16 12 Georgia Tech 5 Down 7 SEC
9 1953-11-16 13 Kentucky 13 NC SEC
9 1953-11-16 14 Auburn 20 Up 6 SEC
9 1953-11-16 15 Duke 14 Down 1 ACC
9 1953-11-16 16 Stanford 16 NC PCC
9 1953-11-16 17 Texas Tech 19 Up 2 BIAA
9 1953-11-16 18 South Carolina Up  ACC
9 1953-11-16 19 West Virginia 8 Down 11 Southern
9 1953-11-16 20 Iowa Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1953-11-23 1 Maryland 2 Up 1 ACC
10 1953-11-23 2 Notre Dame 1 Down 1 Ind
10 1953-11-23 3 Michigan State 3 NC Big Ten
10 1953-11-23 4 Oklahoma 4 NC Big 7
10 1953-11-23 5 UCLA 5 NC PCC
10 1953-11-23 6 Illinois 7 Up 1 Big Ten
10 1953-11-23 7 Texas 6 Down 1 SWC
10 1953-11-23 8 Rice 10 Up 2 SWC
10 1953-11-23 9 Iowa 20 Up 11 Big Ten
10 1953-11-23 10 Georgia Tech 12 Up 2 SEC
10 1953-11-23 11 West Virginia 19 Up 8 Southern
10 1953-11-23 12 Wisconsin 8 Down 4 Big Ten
10 1953-11-23 13 Kentucky 13 NC SEC
10 1953-11-23 14 Texas Tech 17 Up 3 BIAA
10 1953-11-23 15 South Carolina 18 Up 3 ACC
10 1953-11-23 16 Auburn 14 Down 2 SEC
10 1953-11-23 17 Baylor Up  SWC
10 1953-11-23 18 Army Up  Ind
10 1953-11-23 19 Stanford 16 Down 3 PCC
10 1953-11-23 20 Southern California 9 Down 11 PCC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 Final 1 Maryland 1 NC ACC
11 Final 2 Notre Dame 2 NC Ind
11 Final 3 Michigan State 3 NC Big Ten
11 Final 4 Oklahoma 4 NC Big 7
11 Final 5 UCLA 5 NC PCC
11 Final 6 Rice 8 Up 2 SWC
11 Final 7 Illinois 6 Down 1 Big Ten
11 Final 8 Georgia Tech 10 Up 2 SEC
11 Final 9 Iowa 9 NC Big Ten
11 Final 10 West Virginia 11 Up 1 Southern
11 Final 11 Texas 7 Down 4 SWC
11 Final 12 Texas Tech 14 Up 2 BIAA
11 Final 13 Alabama Up  SEC
11 Final 14 Army 18 Up 4 Ind
11 Final 15 Wisconsin 12 Down 3 Big Ten
11 Final 16 Kentucky 13 Down 3 SEC
11 Final 17 Auburn 16 Down 1 SEC
11 Final 18 Duke Up  ACC
11 Final 19 Stanford 19 NC PCC
11 Final 20 Michigan Up  Big Ten