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1954 Polls

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National Champions: UCLA (FWAA, UPI), Ohio State (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Alan Ameche (Wisconsin)

AP Preseason #1: Notre Dame ▪ AP Final #1: Ohio State

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 2 Oklahoma NA Big 7
1 Preseason 3 Maryland NA ACC
1 Preseason 4 Texas NA SWC
1 Preseason 5 Illinois NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 6 Michigan State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 7 Georgia Tech NA SEC
1 Preseason 8 UCLA NA PCC
1 Preseason 9 Wisconsin NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 10 Mississippi NA SEC
1 Preseason 11 Iowa NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 12 California NA PCC
1 Preseason 13 Army NA Ind
1 Preseason 14 Alabama NA SEC
1 Preseason 15 Duke NA ACC
1 Preseason 16 Rice NA SWC
1 Preseason 17 Southern California NA PCC
1 Preseason 18 Oregon NA PCC
1 Preseason 19 Texas Tech NA BIAA
1 Preseason 20 Ohio State NA Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1954-09-20 1 Oklahoma 2 Up 1 Big 7
2 1954-09-20 2 Notre Dame 1 Down 1 Ind
2 1954-09-20 3 Maryland 3 NC ACC
2 1954-09-20 4 Texas 4 NC SWC
2 1954-09-20 5 Georgia Tech 7 Up 2 SEC
2 1954-09-20 6 Illinois 5 Down 1 Big Ten
2 1954-09-20 7 Michigan State 6 Down 1 Big Ten
2 1954-09-20 8 UCLA 8 NC PCC
2 1954-09-20 9 Mississippi 10 Up 1 SEC
2 1954-09-20 10 Wisconsin 9 Down 1 Big Ten
2 1954-09-20 10 Baylor Up  SWC
2 1954-09-20 12 Iowa 11 Down 1 Big Ten
2 1954-09-20 13 Rice 16 Up 3 SWC
2 1954-09-20 14 Texas Tech 19 Up 5 BIAA
2 1954-09-20 15 Southern California 17 Up 2 PCC
2 1954-09-20 16 Oregon 18 Up 2 PCC
2 1954-09-20 17 California 12 Down 5 PCC
2 1954-09-20 18 Army 13 Down 5 Ind
2 1954-09-20 19 Duke 15 Down 4 ACC
2 1954-09-20 20 Texas Christian Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1954-09-27 1 Notre Dame 2 Up 1 Ind
3 1954-09-27 2 Oklahoma 1 Down 1 Big 7
3 1954-09-27 3 Iowa 12 Up 9 Big Ten
3 1954-09-27 4 UCLA 8 Up 4 PCC
3 1954-09-27 5 Wisconsin 10 Up 5 Big Ten
3 1954-09-27 6 Maryland 3 Down 3 ACC
3 1954-09-27 7 Duke 19 Up 12 ACC
3 1954-09-27 8 Mississippi 9 Up 1 SEC
3 1954-09-27 9 Southern California 15 Up 6 PCC
3 1954-09-27 10 Penn State Up  Ind
3 1954-09-27 11 Baylor 10 Down 1 SWC
3 1954-09-27 12 Texas 4 Down 8 SWC
3 1954-09-27 13 Michigan State 7 Down 6 Big Ten
3 1954-09-27 14 Ohio State Up  Big Ten
3 1954-09-27 15 South Carolina Up  ACC
3 1954-09-27 16 Rice 13 Down 3 SWC
3 1954-09-27 17 Texas Tech 14 Down 3 BIAA
3 1954-09-27 18 California 17 Down 1 PCC
3 1954-09-27 19 Purdue Up  Big Ten
3 1954-09-27 20 Florida Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1954-10-04 1 Oklahoma 2 Up 1 Big 7
4 1954-10-04 2 UCLA 4 Up 2 PCC
4 1954-10-04 3 Wisconsin 5 Up 2 Big Ten
4 1954-10-04 4 Iowa 3 Down 1 Big Ten
4 1954-10-04 5 Purdue 19 Up 14 Big Ten
4 1954-10-04 6 Duke 7 Up 1 ACC
4 1954-10-04 7 Mississippi 8 Up 1 SEC
4 1954-10-04 8 Notre Dame 1 Down 7 Ind
4 1954-10-04 9 Southern California 9 NC PCC
4 1954-10-04 10 Ohio State 14 Up 4 Big Ten
4 1954-10-04 11 Rice 16 Up 5 SWC
4 1954-10-04 12 Penn State 10 Down 2 Ind
4 1954-10-04 13 Maryland 6 Down 7 ACC
4 1954-10-04 14 Florida 20 Up 6 SEC
4 1954-10-04 15 Texas 12 Down 3 SWC
4 1954-10-04 16 West Virginia Up  Southern
4 1954-10-04 17 Stanford Up  PCC
4 1954-10-04 18 Minnesota Up  Big Ten
4 1954-10-04 19 Navy Up  Ind
4 1954-10-04 19 Virginia Tech Up  Southern
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1954-10-11 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 7
5 1954-10-11 2 Wisconsin 3 Up 1 Big Ten
5 1954-10-11 3 UCLA 2 Down 1 PCC
5 1954-10-11 4 Ohio State 10 Up 6 Big Ten
5 1954-10-11 5 Purdue 5 NC Big Ten
5 1954-10-11 6 Duke 6 NC ACC
5 1954-10-11 7 Mississippi 7 NC SEC
5 1954-10-11 8 Notre Dame 8 NC Ind
5 1954-10-11 9 Navy 19 Up 10 Ind
5 1954-10-11 9 Penn State 12 Up 3 Ind
5 1954-10-11 11 Minnesota 18 Up 7 Big Ten
5 1954-10-11 12 Arkansas Up  SWC
5 1954-10-11 13 Iowa 4 Down 9 Big Ten
5 1954-10-11 14 West Virginia 16 Up 2 Southern
5 1954-10-11 15 Rice 11 Down 4 SWC
5 1954-10-11 16 Virginia Tech 19 Up 3 Southern
5 1954-10-11 17 Colorado Up  Big 7
5 1954-10-11 18 Army Up  Ind
5 1954-10-11 19 Georgia Tech Up  SEC
5 1954-10-11 20 Texas Tech Up  BIAA
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1954-10-18 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 7
6 1954-10-18 2 Wisconsin 2 NC Big Ten
6 1954-10-18 3 UCLA 3 NC PCC
6 1954-10-18 4 Ohio State 4 NC Big Ten
6 1954-10-18 5 Mississippi 7 Up 2 SEC
6 1954-10-18 6 Notre Dame 8 Up 2 Ind
6 1954-10-18 7 Arkansas 12 Up 5 SWC
6 1954-10-18 8 Minnesota 11 Up 3 Big Ten
6 1954-10-18 9 Army 18 Up 9 Ind
6 1954-10-18 10 West Virginia 14 Up 4 Southern
6 1954-10-18 11 Colorado 17 Up 6 Big 7
6 1954-10-18 12 Alabama Up  SEC
6 1954-10-18 13 Purdue 5 Down 8 Big Ten
6 1954-10-18 14 Virginia Tech 16 Up 2 Southern
6 1954-10-18 15 Georgia Tech 19 Up 4 SEC
6 1954-10-18 16 Miami (FL) Up  Ind
6 1954-10-18 17 Southern California Up  PCC
6 1954-10-18 18 Florida Up  SEC
6 1954-10-18 19 Duke 6 Down 13 ACC
6 1954-10-18 20 Texas Christian Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1954-10-25 1 Ohio State 4 Up 3 Big Ten
7 1954-10-25 2 Oklahoma 1 Down 1 Big 7
7 1954-10-25 3 UCLA 3 NC PCC
7 1954-10-25 4 Arkansas 7 Up 3 SWC
7 1954-10-25 5 Army 9 Up 4 Ind
7 1954-10-25 6 Notre Dame 6 NC Ind
7 1954-10-25 7 West Virginia 10 Up 3 Southern
7 1954-10-25 8 Wisconsin 2 Down 6 Big Ten
7 1954-10-25 9 Purdue 13 Up 4 Big Ten
7 1954-10-25 10 Miami (FL) 16 Up 6 Ind
7 1954-10-25 11 Michigan Up  Big Ten
7 1954-10-25 12 Mississippi 5 Down 7 SEC
7 1954-10-25 13 Southern California 17 Up 4 PCC
7 1954-10-25 14 Virginia Tech 14 NC Southern
7 1954-10-25 15 Navy Up  Ind
7 1954-10-25 16 Duke 19 Up 3 ACC
7 1954-10-25 17 Texas Christian 20 Up 3 SWC
7 1954-10-25 18 Southern Methodist Up  SWC
7 1954-10-25 19 Rice Up  SWC
7 1954-10-25 20 Cincinnati Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1954-11-01 1 UCLA 3 Up 2 PCC
8 1954-11-01 2 Ohio State 1 Down 1 Big Ten
8 1954-11-01 3 Oklahoma 2 Down 1 Big 7
8 1954-11-01 4 Arkansas 4 NC SWC
8 1954-11-01 5 Notre Dame 6 Up 1 Ind
8 1954-11-01 6 Miami (FL) 10 Up 4 Ind
8 1954-11-01 7 Army 5 Down 2 Ind
8 1954-11-01 8 Purdue 9 Up 1 Big Ten
8 1954-11-01 9 Mississippi 12 Up 3 SEC
8 1954-11-01 10 Southern California 13 Up 3 PCC
8 1954-11-01 11 Duke 16 Up 5 ACC
8 1954-11-01 12 Iowa Up  Big Ten
8 1954-11-01 13 Cincinnati 20 Up 7 Ind
8 1954-11-01 14 Minnesota Up  Big Ten
8 1954-11-01 15 Rice 19 Up 4 SWC
8 1954-11-01 16 Wisconsin 8 Down 8 Big Ten
8 1954-11-01 17 West Virginia 7 Down 10 Southern
8 1954-11-01 18 Virginia Tech 14 Down 4 Southern
8 1954-11-01 19 Navy 15 Down 4 Ind
8 1954-11-01 20 Pittsburgh Up  Ind
8 1954-11-01 20 Nebraska Up  Big 7
8 1954-11-01 20 Baylor Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1954-11-08 1 UCLA 1 NC PCC
9 1954-11-08 2 Ohio State 2 NC Big Ten
9 1954-11-08 3 Oklahoma 3 NC Big 7
9 1954-11-08 4 Arkansas 4 NC SWC
9 1954-11-08 5 Notre Dame 5 NC Ind
9 1954-11-08 6 Army 7 Up 1 Ind
9 1954-11-08 7 Mississippi 9 Up 2 SEC
9 1954-11-08 8 Southern California 10 Up 2 PCC
9 1954-11-08 9 Iowa 12 Up 3 Big Ten
9 1954-11-08 10 Navy 19 Up 9 Ind
9 1954-11-08 11 Miami (FL) 6 Down 5 Ind
9 1954-11-08 12 Cincinnati 13 Up 1 Ind
9 1954-11-08 13 Minnesota 14 Up 1 Big Ten
9 1954-11-08 14 Wisconsin 16 Up 2 Big Ten
9 1954-11-08 15 Virginia Tech 18 Up 3 Southern
9 1954-11-08 16 West Virginia 17 Up 1 Southern
9 1954-11-08 17 Maryland Up  ACC
9 1954-11-08 18 Baylor 20 Up 2 SWC
9 1954-11-08 19 Southern Methodist Up  SWC
9 1954-11-08 20 Georgia Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1954-11-15 1 Ohio State 2 Up 1 Big Ten
10 1954-11-15 2 UCLA 1 Down 1 PCC
10 1954-11-15 3 Oklahoma 3 NC Big 7
10 1954-11-15 4 Notre Dame 5 Up 1 Ind
10 1954-11-15 5 Army 6 Up 1 Ind
10 1954-11-15 6 Mississippi 7 Up 1 SEC
10 1954-11-15 7 Navy 10 Up 3 Ind
10 1954-11-15 7 Southern California 8 Up 1 PCC
10 1954-11-15 9 Arkansas 4 Down 5 SWC
10 1954-11-15 10 Minnesota 13 Up 3 Big Ten
10 1954-11-15 11 Southern Methodist 19 Up 8 SWC
10 1954-11-15 12 Michigan Up  Big Ten
10 1954-11-15 13 Maryland 17 Up 4 ACC
10 1954-11-15 14 West Virginia 16 Up 2 Southern
10 1954-11-15 15 Virginia Tech 15 NC Southern
10 1954-11-15 16 Miami (FL) 11 Down 5 Ind
10 1954-11-15 17 Wisconsin 14 Down 3 Big Ten
10 1954-11-15 18 Auburn Up  SEC
10 1954-11-15 19 Iowa 9 Down 10 Big Ten
10 1954-11-15 20 Baylor 18 Down 2 SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1954-11-22 1 Ohio State 1 NC Big Ten
11 1954-11-22 2 UCLA 2 NC PCC
11 1954-11-22 3 Oklahoma 3 NC Big 7
11 1954-11-22 4 Notre Dame 4 NC Ind
11 1954-11-22 5 Army 5 NC Ind
11 1954-11-22 6 Navy 7 Up 1 Ind
11 1954-11-22 7 Mississippi 6 Down 1 SEC
11 1954-11-22 8 Wisconsin 17 Up 9 Big Ten
11 1954-11-22 9 Baylor 20 Up 11 SWC
11 1954-11-22 10 Maryland 13 Up 3 ACC
11 1954-11-22 11 Miami (FL) 16 Up 5 Ind
11 1954-11-22 12 West Virginia 14 Up 2 Southern
11 1954-11-22 13 Arkansas 9 Down 4 SWC
11 1954-11-22 14 Michigan 12 Down 2 Big Ten
11 1954-11-22 15 Auburn 18 Up 3 SEC
11 1954-11-22 16 Virginia Tech 15 Down 1 Southern
11 1954-11-22 17 Southern California 7 Down 10 PCC
11 1954-11-22 18 Kentucky Up  SEC
11 1954-11-22 19 Penn State Up  Ind
11 1954-11-22 20 Minnesota 10 Down 10 Big Ten
11 1954-11-22 20 Duke Up  ACC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 Final 1 Ohio State 1 NC Big Ten
12 Final 2 UCLA 2 NC PCC
12 Final 3 Oklahoma 3 NC Big 7
12 Final 4 Notre Dame 4 NC Ind
12 Final 5 Navy 6 Up 1 Ind
12 Final 6 Mississippi 7 Up 1 SEC
12 Final 7 Army 5 Down 2 Ind
12 Final 8 Maryland 10 Up 2 ACC
12 Final 9 Wisconsin 8 Down 1 Big Ten
12 Final 10 Arkansas 13 Up 3 SWC
12 Final 11 Miami (FL) 11 NC Ind
12 Final 12 West Virginia 12 NC Southern
12 Final 13 Auburn 15 Up 2 SEC
12 Final 14 Duke 20 Up 6 ACC
12 Final 15 Michigan 14 Down 1 Big Ten
12 Final 16 Virginia Tech 16 NC Southern
12 Final 17 Southern California 17 NC PCC
12 Final 18 Baylor 9 Down 9 SWC
12 Final 19 Rice Up  SWC
12 Final 20 Penn State 19 Down 1 Ind