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1953 Year Summary

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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

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 Big Ten Conference 10 91 50 37 4 .571 1 1 0 0 1.000 13.76 11.73 2 5 Illinois
Michigan State
2 Southwest Conference 7 71 38 32 1 .542 1 1 0 0 1.000 10.51 8.76 3 2 Rice
Texas
3 Big Seven Conference 7 70 34 33 3 .507 1 1 0 0 1.000 5.51 5.45 1 1 Oklahoma
4 Southeastern Conference 12 128 62 49 17 .551 3 1 2 0 .333 5.18 3.03 4 4 Alabama
5 Pacific Coast Conference 9 88 39 43 6 .477 1 0 1 0 .000 2.90 4.43 3 2 UCLA
6 Missouri Valley Conference 5 48 24 22 2 .521 0 0 0 0 1.51 0.76 0 0 Detroit Mercy
Oklahoma State
7 Atlantic Coast Conference 7 70 35 32 3 .521 1 0 1 0 .000 0.12 -1.67 2 2 Duke
Maryland
8 Independent 28 255 120 114 21 .512 0 0 0 0 -2.31 -2.96 4 2
9 Skyline Conference 8 77 38 34 5 .526 0 0 0 0 -3.42 -4.91 0 0 Utah
10 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 7 72 36 33 3 .521 2 2 0 0 1.000 -4.83 -4.99 0 1 Texas Tech
11 Southern Conference 10 95 46 47 2 .495 1 0 1 0 .000 -11.03 -9.63 1 1 West Virginia

AP Poll Summary

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