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1954 Year Summary

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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

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 49 41 1 .544 1 1 0 0 1.000 13.25 10.84 5 3 Ohio State
2 Southwest Conference 7 72 37 33 2 .528 2 0 2 0 .000 10.61 8.57 2 3 Arkansas
3 Southeastern Conference 12 124 65 53 6 .548 3 2 1 0 .667 5.28 3.52 3 2 Mississippi
4 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 80 37 39 4 .488 1 1 0 0 1.000 3.65 3.29 2 2 Duke
5 Big Seven Conference 7 70 37 31 2 .543 1 0 1 0 .000 3.15 2.24 1 1 Oklahoma
6 Pacific Coast Conference 9 89 43 46 0 .483 1 0 1 0 .000 1.84 2.86 4 2 UCLA
7 Independent 29 269 140 121 8 .535 2 1 1 0 .500 -1.61 -2.33 2 5
8 Southern Conference 9 85 43 38 4 .529 0 0 0 0 -3.60 -4.27 0 2 West Virginia
9 Missouri Valley Conference 5 50 21 28 1 .430 0 0 0 0 -4.25 -2.68 0 0 Wichita State
10 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 7 69 32 36 1 .471 1 1 0 0 1.000 -8.65 -8.23 1 0 Texas Tech
11 Skyline Conference 8 79 35 44 0 .443 0 0 0 0 -9.10 -7.40 0 0 Denver

AP Poll Summary

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