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1955 Polls

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National Champion: Oklahoma (AP, FWAA, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Howard Cassady (Ohio State)

AP Preseason #1: UCLA ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 UCLA NA PCC
1 Preseason 2 Oklahoma NA Big 7
1 Preseason 3 Michigan NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 4 Ohio State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 5 Maryland NA ACC
1 Preseason 6 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 7 Army NA Ind
1 Preseason 8 Navy NA Ind
1 Preseason 9 Miami (FL) NA Ind
1 Preseason 10 Georgia Tech NA SEC
1 Preseason 11 Rice NA SWC
1 Preseason 12 Iowa NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 13 Southern California NA PCC
1 Preseason 14 Wisconsin NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 15 Mississippi NA SEC
1 Preseason 16 Southern Methodist NA SWC
1 Preseason 17 Auburn NA SEC
1 Preseason 18 Duke NA ACC
1 Preseason 19 West Virginia NA Southern
1 Preseason 20 Purdue NA Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1955-09-19 1 UCLA 1 NC PCC
2 1955-09-19 2 Georgia Tech 10 Up 8 SEC
2 1955-09-19 3 Oklahoma 2 Down 1 Big 7
2 1955-09-19 4 Michigan 3 Down 1 Big Ten
2 1955-09-19 5 Maryland 5 NC ACC
2 1955-09-19 6 Ohio State 4 Down 2 Big Ten
2 1955-09-19 7 Pittsburgh Up  Ind
2 1955-09-19 8 Mississippi 15 Up 7 SEC
2 1955-09-19 9 Navy 8 Down 1 Ind
2 1955-09-19 9 Southern California 13 Up 4 PCC
2 1955-09-19 11 Notre Dame 6 Down 5 Ind
2 1955-09-19 12 Texas Tech Up  BIAA
2 1955-09-19 13 Rice 11 Down 2 SWC
2 1955-09-19 14 Army 7 Down 7 Ind
2 1955-09-19 15 Miami (FL) 9 Down 6 Ind
2 1955-09-19 16 Louisiana State Up  SEC
2 1955-09-19 17 Arkansas Up  SWC
2 1955-09-19 18 Baylor Up  SWC
2 1955-09-19 19 Purdue 20 Up 1 Big Ten
2 1955-09-19 19 Florida Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1955-09-26 1 Maryland 5 Up 4 ACC
3 1955-09-26 2 Michigan 4 Up 2 Big Ten
3 1955-09-26 3 Georgia Tech 2 Down 1 SEC
3 1955-09-26 4 Notre Dame 11 Up 7 Ind
3 1955-09-26 5 Oklahoma 3 Down 2 Big 7
3 1955-09-26 6 Army 14 Up 8 Ind
3 1955-09-26 7 UCLA 1 Down 6 PCC
3 1955-09-26 8 Ohio State 6 Down 2 Big Ten
3 1955-09-26 9 Southern California 9 NC PCC
3 1955-09-26 10 Texas Christian Up  SWC
3 1955-09-26 11 Rice 13 Up 2 SWC
3 1955-09-26 12 Pittsburgh 7 Down 5 Ind
3 1955-09-26 13 West Virginia Up  Southern
3 1955-09-26 14 Iowa Up  Big Ten
3 1955-09-26 15 Navy 9 Down 6 Ind
3 1955-09-26 16 Duke Up  ACC
3 1955-09-26 17 Wisconsin Up  Big Ten
3 1955-09-26 18 Penn State Up  Ind
3 1955-09-26 19 Washington Up  PCC
3 1955-09-26 20 Baylor 18 Down 2 SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1955-10-03 1 Maryland 1 NC ACC
4 1955-10-03 2 Michigan 2 NC Big Ten
4 1955-10-03 3 Oklahoma 5 Up 2 Big 7
4 1955-10-03 4 Georgia Tech 3 Down 1 SEC
4 1955-10-03 5 Notre Dame 4 Down 1 Ind
4 1955-10-03 6 Army 6 NC Ind
4 1955-10-03 7 UCLA 7 NC PCC
4 1955-10-03 8 Texas Christian 10 Up 2 SWC
4 1955-10-03 9 Wisconsin 17 Up 8 Big Ten
4 1955-10-03 10 Southern California 9 Down 1 PCC
4 1955-10-03 11 West Virginia 13 Up 2 Southern
4 1955-10-03 12 Navy 15 Up 3 Ind
4 1955-10-03 13 Duke 16 Up 3 ACC
4 1955-10-03 14 Auburn Up  SEC
4 1955-10-03 15 Miami (FL) Up  Ind
4 1955-10-03 16 Clemson Up  ACC
4 1955-10-03 17 Purdue Up  Big Ten
4 1955-10-03 18 Washington 19 Up 1 PCC
4 1955-10-03 19 Kentucky Up  SEC
4 1955-10-03 20 Stanford Up  PCC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1955-10-10 1 Michigan 2 Up 1 Big Ten
5 1955-10-10 2 Maryland 1 Down 1 ACC
5 1955-10-10 3 Oklahoma 3 NC Big 7
5 1955-10-10 4 Notre Dame 5 Up 1 Ind
5 1955-10-10 5 Georgia Tech 4 Down 1 SEC
5 1955-10-10 6 Wisconsin 9 Up 3 Big Ten
5 1955-10-10 7 Texas Christian 8 Up 1 SWC
5 1955-10-10 8 Navy 12 Up 4 Ind
5 1955-10-10 9 UCLA 7 Down 2 PCC
5 1955-10-10 10 West Virginia 11 Up 1 Southern
5 1955-10-10 11 Duke 13 Up 2 ACC
5 1955-10-10 12 Washington 18 Up 6 PCC
5 1955-10-10 13 Michigan State Up  Big Ten
5 1955-10-10 14 Ohio State Up  Big Ten
5 1955-10-10 15 Rice Up  SWC
5 1955-10-10 16 Southern California 10 Down 6 PCC
5 1955-10-10 17 Auburn 14 Down 3 SEC
5 1955-10-10 18 Army 6 Down 12 Ind
5 1955-10-10 19 Texas A&M Up  SWC
5 1955-10-10 20 Kentucky 19 Down 1 SEC
5 1955-10-10 20 Colorado Up  Big 7
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1955-10-17 1 Michigan 1 NC Big Ten
6 1955-10-17 2 Maryland 2 NC ACC
6 1955-10-17 3 Oklahoma 3 NC Big 7
6 1955-10-17 4 Navy 8 Up 4 Ind
6 1955-10-17 5 Duke 11 Up 6 ACC
6 1955-10-17 6 Michigan State 13 Up 7 Big Ten
6 1955-10-17 7 UCLA 9 Up 2 PCC
6 1955-10-17 8 West Virginia 10 Up 2 Southern
6 1955-10-17 9 Auburn 17 Up 8 SEC
6 1955-10-17 10 Southern California 16 Up 6 PCC
6 1955-10-17 11 Notre Dame 4 Down 7 Ind
6 1955-10-17 12 Texas A&M 19 Up 7 SWC
6 1955-10-17 13 Georgia Tech 5 Down 8 SEC
6 1955-10-17 14 Colorado 20 Up 6 Big 7
6 1955-10-17 15 Wisconsin 6 Down 9 Big Ten
6 1955-10-17 16 Baylor Up  SWC
6 1955-10-17 17 Boston College Up  Ind
6 1955-10-17 18 Texas Christian 7 Down 11 SWC
6 1955-10-17 19 Yale Up  Ind
6 1955-10-17 20 Holy Cross Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1955-10-24 1 Maryland 2 Up 1 ACC
7 1955-10-24 2 Oklahoma 3 Up 1 Big 7
7 1955-10-24 3 Michigan 1 Down 2 Big Ten
7 1955-10-24 4 Navy 4 NC Ind
7 1955-10-24 5 Michigan State 6 Up 1 Big Ten
7 1955-10-24 6 UCLA 7 Up 1 PCC
7 1955-10-24 7 West Virginia 8 Up 1 Southern
7 1955-10-24 8 Auburn 9 Up 1 SEC
7 1955-10-24 9 Notre Dame 11 Up 2 Ind
7 1955-10-24 10 Southern California 10 NC PCC
7 1955-10-24 11 Texas A&M 12 Up 1 SWC
7 1955-10-24 12 Georgia Tech 13 Up 1 SEC
7 1955-10-24 13 Holy Cross 20 Up 7 Ind
7 1955-10-24 14 Texas Christian 18 Up 4 SWC
7 1955-10-24 15 Ohio State Up  Big Ten
7 1955-10-24 16 Pittsburgh Up  Ind
7 1955-10-24 17 Duke 5 Down 12 ACC
7 1955-10-24 18 Miami (OH) Up 
7 1955-10-24 19 Washington Up  PCC
7 1955-10-24 20 Mississippi Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1955-10-31 1 Maryland 1 NC ACC
8 1955-10-31 2 Oklahoma 2 NC Big 7
8 1955-10-31 3 Michigan 3 NC Big Ten
8 1955-10-31 4 Michigan State 5 Up 1 Big Ten
8 1955-10-31 5 UCLA 6 Up 1 PCC
8 1955-10-31 6 Notre Dame 9 Up 3 Ind
8 1955-10-31 7 West Virginia 7 NC Southern
8 1955-10-31 8 Georgia Tech 12 Up 4 SEC
8 1955-10-31 9 Navy 4 Down 5 Ind
8 1955-10-31 10 Texas Christian 14 Up 4 SWC
8 1955-10-31 11 Ohio State 15 Up 4 Big Ten
8 1955-10-31 12 Texas A&M 11 Down 1 SWC
8 1955-10-31 13 Miami (OH) 18 Up 5
8 1955-10-31 14 Auburn 8 Down 6 SEC
8 1955-10-31 15 Mississippi 20 Up 5 SEC
8 1955-10-31 16 Southern California 10 Down 6 PCC
8 1955-10-31 17 Kentucky Up  SEC
8 1955-10-31 18 Syracuse Up  Ind
8 1955-10-31 19 Army Up  Ind
8 1955-10-31 20 Mississippi State Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1955-11-07 1 Oklahoma 2 Up 1 Big 7
9 1955-11-07 2 Maryland 1 Down 1 ACC
9 1955-11-07 3 Michigan State 4 Up 1 Big Ten
9 1955-11-07 4 UCLA 5 Up 1 PCC
9 1955-11-07 5 Notre Dame 6 Up 1 Ind
9 1955-11-07 6 West Virginia 7 Up 1 Southern
9 1955-11-07 7 Michigan 3 Down 4 Big Ten
9 1955-11-07 8 Texas Christian 10 Up 2 SWC
9 1955-11-07 9 Texas A&M 12 Up 3 SWC
9 1955-11-07 10 Ohio State 11 Up 1 Big Ten
9 1955-11-07 11 Georgia Tech 8 Down 3 SEC
9 1955-11-07 12 Auburn 14 Up 2 SEC
9 1955-11-07 13 Navy 9 Down 4 Ind
9 1955-11-07 14 Mississippi 15 Up 1 SEC
9 1955-11-07 15 Miami (OH) 13 Down 2
9 1955-11-07 16 Illinois Up  Big Ten
9 1955-11-07 17 Pittsburgh Up  Ind
9 1955-11-07 18 Duke Up  ACC
9 1955-11-07 18 Mississippi State 20 Up 2 SEC
9 1955-11-07 20 Iowa Up  Big Ten
9 1955-11-07 20 Miami (FL) Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1955-11-14 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 7
10 1955-11-14 2 Maryland 2 NC ACC
10 1955-11-14 3 Michigan State 3 NC Big Ten
10 1955-11-14 4 Notre Dame 5 Up 1 Ind
10 1955-11-14 5 UCLA 4 Down 1 PCC
10 1955-11-14 6 Michigan 7 Up 1 Big Ten
10 1955-11-14 7 Texas Christian 8 Up 1 SWC
10 1955-11-14 8 Texas A&M 9 Up 1 SWC
10 1955-11-14 9 Ohio State 10 Up 1 Big Ten
10 1955-11-14 10 Georgia Tech 11 Up 1 SEC
10 1955-11-14 11 Navy 13 Up 2 Ind
10 1955-11-14 12 Auburn 12 NC SEC
10 1955-11-14 13 West Virginia 6 Down 7 Southern
10 1955-11-14 14 Mississippi 14 NC SEC
10 1955-11-14 15 Pittsburgh 17 Up 2 Ind
10 1955-11-14 16 Miami (OH) 15 Down 1
10 1955-11-14 17 Tennessee Up  SEC
10 1955-11-14 18 Stanford Up  PCC
10 1955-11-14 19 Oregon State Up  PCC
10 1955-11-14 20 Duke 18 Down 2 ACC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1955-11-21 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 7
11 1955-11-21 2 Michigan State 3 Up 1 Big Ten
11 1955-11-21 3 Maryland 2 Down 1 ACC
11 1955-11-21 4 UCLA 5 Up 1 PCC
11 1955-11-21 5 Notre Dame 4 Down 1 Ind
11 1955-11-21 6 Ohio State 9 Up 3 Big Ten
11 1955-11-21 7 Texas Christian 7 NC SWC
11 1955-11-21 8 Texas A&M 8 NC SWC
11 1955-11-21 9 Georgia Tech 10 Up 1 SEC
11 1955-11-21 10 Auburn 12 Up 2 SEC
11 1955-11-21 11 Navy 11 NC Ind
11 1955-11-21 12 Michigan 6 Down 6 Big Ten
11 1955-11-21 13 Pittsburgh 15 Up 2 Ind
11 1955-11-21 14 Miami (FL) Up  Ind
11 1955-11-21 15 Mississippi 14 Down 1 SEC
11 1955-11-21 16 Miami (OH) 16 NC
11 1955-11-21 17 Stanford 18 Up 1 PCC
11 1955-11-21 18 Duke 20 Up 2 ACC
11 1955-11-21 19 Vanderbilt Up  SEC
11 1955-11-21 20 Syracuse Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 Final 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 7
12 Final 2 Michigan State 2 NC Big Ten
12 Final 3 Maryland 3 NC ACC
12 Final 4 UCLA 4 NC PCC
12 Final 5 Ohio State 6 Up 1 Big Ten
12 Final 6 Texas Christian 7 Up 1 SWC
12 Final 7 Georgia Tech 9 Up 2 SEC
12 Final 8 Auburn 10 Up 2 SEC
12 Final 9 Notre Dame 5 Down 4 Ind
12 Final 10 Mississippi 15 Up 5 SEC
12 Final 11 Pittsburgh 13 Up 2 Ind
12 Final 12 Michigan 12 NC Big Ten
12 Final 13 Southern California Up  PCC
12 Final 14 Miami (FL) 14 NC Ind
12 Final 15 Miami (OH) 16 Up 1
12 Final 16 Stanford 17 Up 1 PCC
12 Final 17 Texas A&M 8 Down 9 SWC
12 Final 18 Navy 11 Down 7 Ind
12 Final 19 West Virginia Up  Southern
12 Final 20 Army Up  Ind