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1957 Year Summary

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: John David Crow (Texas A&M)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Woody Hayes (Ohio State)

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

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 40 2 .549 1 1 0 0 1.000 10.60 8.65 5 4 Ohio State
2 Southwest Conference 7 73 39 30 4 .562 3 0 3 0 .000 9.82 7.77 2 3 Rice
3 Southeastern Conference 12 120 63 49 8 .558 2 2 0 0 1.000 8.63 6.15 4 5 Auburn
4 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 81 39 37 5 .512 1 0 1 0 .000 6.14 5.78 1 2 North Carolina State
5 Pacific Coast Conference 9 90 44 44 2 .500 1 0 1 0 .000 5.93 5.28 2 0 Oregon
Oregon State
6 Big Seven Conference 7 71 34 32 5 .514 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.95 1.98 1 1 Oklahoma
7 Independent 23 219 113 97 9 .537 2 1 1 0 .500 -0.30 -2.07 5 3
8 Southern Conference 9 87 43 41 3 .511 0 0 0 0 -5.01 -4.32 0 1 Virginia Military Institute
9 Ivy Group 8 71 35 34 2 .507 0 0 0 0 -6.24 -6.33 0 0 Princeton
10 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 6 59 32 26 1 .551 0 0 0 0 -7.22 -8.45 0 1 Arizona State
11 Missouri Valley Conference 5 50 20 28 2 .420 0 0 0 0 -8.24 -4.76 0 0 Houston
12 Skyline Conference 8 79 32 41 6 .443 0 0 0 0 -12.07 -10.21 0 0 Utah

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 Final
Auburn SEC 15   7 9 9 5 4 3 3 2 1 1
Ohio State Big Ten 17         12 8 6 6 3 2 2
Michigan State Big Ten 3 4 2 2 1 8 6 4 4 1 3 3
Oklahoma Big 7 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 6 5 4
Navy Ind 12 5 6   15 16 16 7 9 7 8 5
Iowa Big Ten 9 12 8 8 6 3 3 5 5 8 6 6
Mississippi SEC   19 15 14 11 6 14 14 8 5 7 7
Rice SWC   18   15 19 13     20 13 9 8
Texas A&M SWC 2 2 5 3 3 2 1 1 1 4 4 9
Notre Dame Ind 18   16 12 8 7 5 15   9 12 10
Texas SWC   13 20     19 13         11
Arizona State BIAA                   17 11 12
Tennessee SEC 5 8   19     17 9 7 12 18 13
Mississippi State SEC               17 12 14 13 14
North Carolina State ACC     13 13 12 11 10 10 19 20 15 15
Duke ACC 10 7 4 5 5 4 7 16 11 11 16 16
Florida SEC             19       20 17
Army Ind     12 10 19 9 9 8 10 10 10 18
Wisconsin Big Ten       16 13         18 14 19
Virginia Military Institute Southern               20 13 16 17 20
School Conf Pre 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 Final
Arkansas SWC       11 10   11 12        
Baylor SWC 7 11 11                  
Clemson ACC                 14      
Colorado Big 7             18          
Dartmouth Ivy             20          
Georgia Tech SEC 11 3 14 17       18        
Houston MVC   14                    
Illinois Big Ten           16     15      
Kentucky SEC 20                      
Louisiana State SEC         17 10            
Miami (FL) Ind 14                      
Michigan Big Ten 6 10 10 6 18 20 12 11 18 19    
Minnesota Big Ten 4 6 3 4 4 14            
Missouri Big 7               19        
North Carolina ACC       18 14              
Oregon PCC           18 15 13 16 15    
Oregon State PCC 13 9 9 7 7           19  
Penn State Ind 16 19                    
Pittsburgh Ind 8 16   20 16              
Southern California PCC 19                      
Southern Methodist SWC   15                    
Stanford PCC   16 17                  
Texas Christian SWC     18           17      
UCLA PCC     19     15            
Washington State PCC         19              

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 115
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 104
3. Lee Grosscup (UT) 94
4. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 93
5. Bob Winters (UTST) 92
6. Tom Flores (PAC) 82
7. Billy Baker (FURM) 79
8. Jack Douglas (STAN) 78
9. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 74
  Tom Greene (HC) 74
Pass Attempts
1. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 205
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 188
3. Tom Flores (PAC) 184
4. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 183
5. Bob Winters (UTST) 179
6. Tom Greene (HC) 159
7. Ray Harding (COLG) 152
8. Jack Douglas (STAN) 146
9. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 145
10. Ralph Hunsaker (AZ) 138
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 56.1
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 55.3
3. Jack Douglas (STAN) 53.4
4. Bob Winters (UTST) 51.4
5. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 51.0
6. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 50.8
7. Tom Greene (HC) 46.5
8. Tom Flores (PAC) 44.6
9. Ray Harding (COLG) 42.1
Passing Yards
1. Lee Grosscup (UT) 1398
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 1391
3. Tom Greene (HC) 1297
4. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 1270
5. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 1254
6. John Hangartner (AZST) 1203
7. Bob Winters (UTST) 1139
8. Randy Duncan (IA) 1124
9. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 1054
10. Tom Flores (PAC) 980
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Tom Greene (HC) 8.2
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 7.4
3. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 7.3
4. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 6.9
5. Jack Douglas (STAN) 6.6
6. Bob Winters (UTST) 6.4
7. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 6.1
8. Tom Flores (PAC) 5.3
9. Ray Harding (COLG) 5.0
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jack Douglas (STAN) 5.9
2. Tom Greene (HC) 5.9
3. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 5.8
4. Bob Newman (WAST) 5.7
5. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 5.1
6. Bob Winters (UTST) 4.9
7. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 3.4
8. Tom Flores (PAC) 3.3
9. Ray Harding (COLG) 2.1
Passing Touchdowns
1. Dick Winterbauer (YALE) 14
  Ken Ford (HA-SI) 14
  John Hangartner (AZST) 14
4. Bob Newman (WAST) 13
5. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 12
6. Tom Greene (HC) 11
  Harvey White (CLEM) 11
8. Lee Grosscup (UT) 10
  Randy Duncan (IA) 10
10. Jack Douglas (STAN) 9
Passing Interceptions
1. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 18
2. Don Allard (BC) 15
  Ernie Safran (MARQ) 15
  Tom McDonald (IN) 15
  Larry Zowada (WY) 15
6. Charley Britt (GA) 13
  Ray Harding (COLG) 13
  Tom Greene (HC) 13
  Bob Newman (WAST) 13
10. Randy Duncan (IA) 12
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Bob Newman (WAST) 126.5
2. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 125.6
3. Tom Greene (HC) 121.5
4. Jack Douglas (STAN) 120.6
5. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 119.3
6. Bob Winters (UTST) 107.7
7. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 103.9
8. Tom Flores (PAC) 85.6
9. Ray Harding (COLG) 82.3
Rush Attempts
1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 211
2. Bobby Gordon* (TN) 199
3. Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 194
4. Billy Austin (RUT) 193
5. Bob Stransky (CO) 183
6. Nub Beamer (ORST) 172
7. Chuck Shea (STAN) 163
8. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 162
9. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 158
10. Bob Anderson (ARMY) 153
Rushing Yards
1. Leon Burton (AZST) 1126
2. Bob Stransky (CO) 1097
3. Bob Anderson (ARMY) 983
4. Billy Austin (RUT) 946
5. Charles Sanders (WTXAM) 933
6. Clendon Thomas* (OK) 905
7. Chuck Shea (STAN) 840
8. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 833
9. Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 822
10. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 762
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Leon Burton (AZST) 9.6
2. Eddie Dove (CO) 7.0
3. Collins Hagler (IA) 6.8
4. Merrill Douglas (UT) 6.7
5. Don Perkins (NM) 6.6
6. Jack Larscheid (PAC) 6.6
7. Charles Sanders (WTXAM) 6.6
8. Ray Nitschke (IL) 6.5
9. Danny Lewis (WI) 6.4
10. Bob Anderson (ARMY) 6.4
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Bob Anderson (ARMY) 13
2. Leon Burton (AZST) 12
  Joe Belland (AZST) 12
  Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 12
5. Billy Atkins (AUB) 11
  Bob Stransky (CO) 11
7. Clendon Thomas* (OK) 10
  Jim Wiggins (OKST) 10
  Merrill Douglas (UT) 10
  Billy Austin (RUT) 10
Receptions
1. Stuart Vaughan (UT) 53
2. Gary Kapp (UTST) 45
  Don Ellingsen (WAST) 45
4. Fred Dugan (DAYT) 37
5. Jim Gibbons (IA) 36
6. Alfred Jamison (COLG) 33
7. Pete Jokanovich* (NAVY) 32
8. Gene Leek (AZ) 29
  Jerry Mertens (DRAKE) 29
10. Chuck Chatfield (PAC) 28
Receiving Yards
1. Stuart Vaughan (UT) 756
2. Gary Kapp (UTST) 635
3. Jim Gibbons (IA) 587
4. Don Ellingsen (WAST) 559
5. Fred Dugan (DAYT) 546
6. Jerry Mertens (DRAKE) 509
7. Buddy Dial (RICE) 508
8. Jack Fanning (WAST) 457
9. Craig Wall (DAVID) 446
10. Les Walters (PAST) 440
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Buddy Dial (RICE) 24.2
2. Paul Maguire (CIT) 21.4
3. Dick Scherer (PITT) 20.1
4. Dick Berardino (HC) 19.1
5. Jack Fanning (WAST) 19.0
6. Craig Wall (DAVID) 18.6
7. Les Walters (PAST) 18.3
8. Jerry Mertens (DRAKE) 17.6
9. Clancey Osborne (AZST) 17.6
10. Dave Moss (DART) 16.7
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Jack Fanning (WAST) 9
2. Craig Wall (DAVID) 6
  Albert Korpak (DET) 6
  Jerry Mertens (DRAKE) 6
  Alfred Jamison (COLG) 6
6. Bill Spanko (AZST) 5
  Les Walters (PAST) 5
  Herbert Hallas (YALE) 5
  Stuart Vaughan (UT) 5
10. Bobby Jordan (VAMI) 4
  Jim Colclough (BC) 4
  Dick Scherer (PITT) 4
  Jim Shanley (OR) 4
  Jimmy Phillips (AUB) 4
  Leon Burton (AZST) 4
  Dick Berardino (HC) 4
  Buddy Dial (RICE) 4
  Bob Dehlinger (ID) 4
  Mike Cavallon (YALE) 4
  Ray Wellborn* (NAVY) 4
  Fred Polzer (VA) 4
  Gary Kapp (UTST) 4
  Dick Christy (NCST) 4
  Claude Chaney (DAYT) 4
  Jim Gibbons (IA) 4
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 211
2. Bobby Gordon* (TN) 199
3. Billy Austin (RUT) 195
  Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 195
5. Bob Stransky (CO) 186
6. Nub Beamer (ORST) 173
7. Chuck Shea (STAN) 172
8. Overton Curtis (UTST) 170
9. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 166
10. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 164
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Leon Burton (AZST) 1320
2. Bob Stransky (CO) 1131
3. Bob Anderson (ARMY) 1065
4. Bobby Mulgado (AZST) 1020
5. Billy Austin (RUT) 1010
6. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 1007
7. Clendon Thomas* (OK) 947
8. Charles Sanders (WTXAM) 924
9. Don Perkins (NM) 906
10. Chuck Shea (STAN) 905
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Leon Burton (AZST) 16
2. Bob Anderson (ARMY) 14
3. Joe Belland (AZST) 13
4. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 12
5. Pete Dawkins (ARMY) 11
  Billy Atkins (AUB) 11
  Dick Christy (NCST) 11
  Bob Stransky (CO) 11
9. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 10
  Merrill Douglas (UT) 10
  Billy Austin (RUT) 10
  Herbert Hallas (YALE) 10
  Clendon Thomas* (OK) 10
  Jim Wiggins (OKST) 10
Total Plays
1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 310
2. Billy Austin (RUT) 273
3. Bob Newman (WAST) 263
4. Bobby Gordon* (TN) 245
5. Bob Winters (UTST) 240
6. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 228
7. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 222
8. Tom Flores (PAC) 219
9. Bob Stransky (CO) 215
10. Tom Greene (HC) 212
Total Yards
1. Bob Newman (WAST) 1444
2. Billy Austin (RUT) 1425
3. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 1419
4. Bob Stransky (CO) 1387
5. Tom Greene (HC) 1381
6. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 1356
7. Lee Grosscup (UT) 1274
8. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 1257
9. King Hill (RICE) 1244
10. Randy Duncan (IA) 1183
Total Touchdowns
1. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 18
2. Tom Greene (HC) 16
  Bob Newman (WAST) 16
4. Lee Grosscup (UT) 15
5. Dick Winterbauer (YALE) 14
  Bob Anderson (ARMY) 14
  Randy Duncan (IA) 14
  Bob Stransky (CO) 14
  John Hangartner (AZST) 14
10. Billy Austin (RUT) 13
  Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 13
  Ray Brown (MS) 13