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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 Completion Percentage

1. Ken Ford (Hardin-Simmons) 56.1
2. Bob Newman (Washington State) 55.3
3. Jack Douglas (Stanford) 53.4
4. Bob Winters (Utah State) 51.4
5. Roger LaBrasca (Drake) 51.0
6. Tom Forrestal* (Navy) 50.8
7. Tom Greene (Holy Cross) 46.5
8. Tom Flores (Pacific) 44.6
9. Ray Harding (Colgate) 42.1

Passing Yards

1. Lee Grosscup (Utah) 1398
2. Bob Newman (Washington State) 1391
3. Tom Greene (Holy Cross) 1297
4. Tom Forrestal* (Navy) 1270
5. Ken Ford (Hardin-Simmons) 1254
6. John Hangartner (Arizona State) 1203
7. Bob Winters (Utah State) 1139
8. Randy Duncan (Iowa) 1124
9. Roger LaBrasca (Drake) 1054
10. Tom Flores (Pacific) 980

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Tom Greene (Holy Cross) 8.2
2. Bob Newman (Washington State) 7.4
3. Roger LaBrasca (Drake) 7.3
4. Tom Forrestal* (Navy) 6.9
5. Jack Douglas (Stanford) 6.6
6. Bob Winters (Utah State) 6.4
7. Ken Ford (Hardin-Simmons) 6.1
8. Tom Flores (Pacific) 5.3
9. Ray Harding (Colgate) 5.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jack Douglas (Stanford) 5.9
2. Tom Greene (Holy Cross) 5.9
3. Roger LaBrasca (Drake) 5.8
4. Bob Newman (Washington State) 5.7
5. Ken Ford (Hardin-Simmons) 5.1
6. Bob Winters (Utah State) 4.9
7. Tom Forrestal* (Navy) 3.4
8. Tom Flores (Pacific) 3.3
9. Ray Harding (Colgate) 2.1

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bob Newman (Washington State) 126.5
2. Roger LaBrasca (Drake) 125.6
3. Tom Greene (Holy Cross) 121.5
4. Jack Douglas (Stanford) 120.6
5. Ken Ford (Hardin-Simmons) 119.3
6. Bob Winters (Utah State) 107.7
7. Tom Forrestal* (Navy) 103.9
8. Tom Flores (Pacific) 85.6
9. Ray Harding (Colgate) 82.3

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Buddy Dial (Rice) 24.2
2. Paul Maguire (Citadel) 21.4
3. Dick Scherer (Pittsburgh) 20.1
4. Dick Berardino (Holy Cross) 19.1
5. Jack Fanning (Washington State) 19.0
6. Craig Wall (Davidson) 18.6
7. Les Walters (Penn State) 18.3
8. Jerry Mertens (Drake) 17.6
9. Clancey Osborne (Arizona State) 17.6
10. Dave Moss (Dartmouth) 16.7

Total Yards

1. Bob Newman (Washington State) 1444
2. Billy Austin (Rutgers) 1425
3. Dwight Nichols (Iowa State) 1419
4. Bob Stransky (Colorado) 1387
5. Tom Greene (Holy Cross) 1381
6. Tom Forrestal* (Navy) 1356
7. Lee Grosscup (Utah) 1274
8. Ken Ford (Hardin-Simmons) 1257
9. King Hill (Rice) 1244
10. Randy Duncan (Iowa) 1183