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1955 Year Summary

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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

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 Southwest Conference 7 71 37 31 3 .542 1 0 1 0 .000 11.37 9.23 2 2 Texas Christian
2 Southeastern Conference 12 124 69 48 7 .585 4 3 1 0 .750 8.02 5.26 3 3 Mississippi
3 Big Ten Conference 10 91 46 41 4 .527 1 1 0 0 1.000 7.41 6.74 5 3 Ohio State
4 Pacific Coast Conference 9 89 43 41 5 .511 1 0 1 0 .000 7.32 6.25 2 3 UCLA
5 Big Seven Conference 7 70 31 37 2 .457 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 2.74 1 1 Oklahoma
6 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 80 40 37 3 .519 1 0 1 0 .000 0.85 0.83 2 1 Duke
Maryland
7 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 7 71 38 27 6 .577 1 0 1 0 .000 0.12 -3.25 0 0 Texas Tech
8 Missouri Valley Conference 5 49 22 24 3 .480 0 0 0 0 -2.06 -1.68 0 0 Detroit Mercy
Wichita State
9 Independent 28 253 121 124 8 .494 1 0 1 0 .000 -4.22 -4.18 4 5
10 Skyline Conference 8 80 40 40 0 .500 1 1 0 0 1.000 -5.31 -4.42 0 0 Colorado State
11 Southern Conference 9 85 36 45 4 .447 0 0 0 0 -8.37 -6.76 1 1 West Virginia

AP Poll Summary

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