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1958 Polls

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National Champions: Louisiana State (AP, UPI), Iowa (FWAA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Pete Dawkins (Army)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Paul Dietzel (Louisiana State)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Louisiana State

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Ohio State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 2 Oklahoma NA Big 7
1 Preseason 3 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 4 Michigan State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 5 Auburn NA SEC
1 Preseason 6 Mississippi NA SEC
1 Preseason 7 Navy NA Ind
1 Preseason 8 Texas Christian NA SWC
1 Preseason 9 Army NA Ind
1 Preseason 10 North Carolina NA ACC
1 Preseason 11 Texas NA SWC
1 Preseason 12 Oregon State NA PCC
1 Preseason 13 Iowa NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 14 Wisconsin NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 15 Mississippi State NA SEC
1 Preseason 16 Miami (FL) NA Ind
1 Preseason 17 Southern Methodist NA SWC
1 Preseason 18 Clemson NA ACC
1 Preseason 19 Pittsburgh NA Ind
1 Preseason 20 Texas A&M NA SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1958-09-22 1 Ohio State 1 NC Big Ten
2 1958-09-22 2 Oklahoma 2 NC Big 7
2 1958-09-22 3 Auburn 5 Up 2 SEC
2 1958-09-22 4 Michigan State 4 NC Big Ten
2 1958-09-22 5 Notre Dame 3 Down 2 Ind
2 1958-09-22 6 Texas Christian (1-0-0) 8 Up 2 SWC
2 1958-09-22 7 Pittsburgh (1-0-0) 19 Up 12 Ind
2 1958-09-22 8 Army 9 Up 1 Ind
2 1958-09-22 9 Mississippi (1-0-0) 6 Down 3 SEC
2 1958-09-22 10 Washington State (1-0-0) Up  PCC
2 1958-09-22 11 Mississippi State 15 Up 4 SEC
2 1958-09-22 12 Navy 7 Down 5 Ind
2 1958-09-22 13 West Virginia (1-0-0) Up  Southern
2 1958-09-22 14 Wisconsin 14 NC Big Ten
2 1958-09-22 15 Louisiana State (1-0-0) Up  SEC
2 1958-09-22 15 Miami (FL) 16 Up 1 Ind
2 1958-09-22 17 Kentucky (2-0-0) Up  SEC
2 1958-09-22 18 South Carolina (1-0-0) Up  ACC
2 1958-09-22 18 Florida (1-0-0) Up  SEC
2 1958-09-22 20 Southern Methodist 17 Down 3 SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1958-09-29 1 Oklahoma (1-0-0) 2 Up 1 Big 7
3 1958-09-29 2 Auburn (1-0-0) 3 Up 1 SEC
3 1958-09-29 3 Ohio State (1-0-0) 1 Down 2 Big Ten
3 1958-09-29 4 Michigan State (1-0-0) 4 NC Big Ten
3 1958-09-29 5 Army (1-0-0) 8 Up 3 Ind
3 1958-09-29 6 Mississippi (2-0-0) 9 Up 3 SEC
3 1958-09-29 7 Notre Dame (1-0-0) 5 Down 2 Ind
3 1958-09-29 8 Iowa (1-0-0) Up  Big Ten
3 1958-09-29 9 Wisconsin (1-0-0) 14 Up 5 Big Ten
3 1958-09-29 10 Clemson (2-0-0) Up  ACC
3 1958-09-29 11 Mississippi State (1-0-0) 11 NC SEC
3 1958-09-29 12 Pittsburgh (2-0-0) 7 Down 5 Ind
3 1958-09-29 13 Louisiana State (2-0-0) 15 Up 2 SEC
3 1958-09-29 14 Purdue (1-0-0) Up  Big Ten
3 1958-09-29 15 Navy (1-0-0) 12 Down 3 Ind
3 1958-09-29 16 Michigan (1-0-0) Up  Big Ten
3 1958-09-29 17 Southern Methodist (0-1-0) 20 Up 3 SWC
3 1958-09-29 17 Texas (2-0-0) Up  SWC
3 1958-09-29 19 Houston (1-0-0) Up  MVC
3 1958-09-29 20 Vanderbilt (2-0-0) Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1958-10-06 1 Auburn (2-0-0) 2 Up 1 SEC
4 1958-10-06 2 Oklahoma (2-0-0) 1 Down 1 Big 7
4 1958-10-06 3 Army (2-0-0) 5 Up 2 Ind
4 1958-10-06 4 Notre Dame (2-0-0) 7 Up 3 Ind
4 1958-10-06 5 Ohio State (2-0-0) 3 Down 2 Big Ten
4 1958-10-06 6 Wisconsin (2-0-0) 9 Up 3 Big Ten
4 1958-10-06 7 Mississippi (3-0-0) 6 Down 1 SEC
4 1958-10-06 8 Clemson (3-0-0) 10 Up 2 ACC
4 1958-10-06 9 Michigan State (1-0-1) 4 Down 5 Big Ten
4 1958-10-06 10 Pittsburgh (3-0-0) 12 Up 2 Ind
4 1958-10-06 11 Louisiana State (3-0-0) 13 Up 2 SEC
4 1958-10-06 12 Navy (2-0-0) 15 Up 3 Ind
4 1958-10-06 13 Purdue (2-0-0) 14 Up 1 Big Ten
4 1958-10-06 14 Michigan (1-0-1) 16 Up 2 Big Ten
4 1958-10-06 15 Oregon (1-1-0) Up  PCC
4 1958-10-06 16 Texas (3-0-0) 17 Up 1 SWC
4 1958-10-06 17 Iowa (1-0-1) 8 Down 9 Big Ten
4 1958-10-06 18 Southern Methodist (0-2-0) 17 Down 1 SWC
4 1958-10-06 19 Colorado (2-0-0) Up  Big 7
4 1958-10-06 19 Houston (2-0-0) 19 NC MVC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1958-10-13 1 Army (3-0-0) 3 Up 2 Ind
5 1958-10-13 2 Auburn (3-0-0) 1 Down 1 SEC
5 1958-10-13 3 Ohio State (3-0-0) 5 Up 2 Big Ten
5 1958-10-13 4 Wisconsin (3-0-0) 6 Up 2 Big Ten
5 1958-10-13 5 Michigan State (2-0-1) 9 Up 4 Big Ten
5 1958-10-13 6 Navy (3-0-0) 12 Up 6 Ind
5 1958-10-13 7 Texas (4-0-0) 16 Up 9 SWC
5 1958-10-13 8 Mississippi (4-0-0) 7 Down 1 SEC
5 1958-10-13 9 Louisiana State (4-0-0) 11 Up 2 SEC
5 1958-10-13 10 Clemson (4-0-0) 8 Down 2 ACC
5 1958-10-13 11 Oklahoma (2-1-0) 2 Down 9 Big 7
5 1958-10-13 12 Notre Dame (2-1-0) 4 Down 8 Ind
5 1958-10-13 13 Iowa (2-0-1) 17 Up 4 Big Ten
5 1958-10-13 14 Oregon (2-1-0) 15 Up 1 PCC
5 1958-10-13 15 Houston (3-0-0) 19 Up 4 MVC
5 1958-10-13 16 Southern Methodist (1-2-0) 18 Up 2 SWC
5 1958-10-13 17 Northwestern (3-0-0) Up  Big Ten
5 1958-10-13 18 Florida (2-1-0) Up  SEC
5 1958-10-13 19 Michigan (1-1-1) 14 Down 5 Big Ten
5 1958-10-13 20 Texas Christian (3-1-0) Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1958-10-20 1 Army (4-0-0) 1 NC Ind
6 1958-10-20 2 Ohio State (4-0-0) 3 Up 1 Big Ten
6 1958-10-20 3 Louisiana State (5-0-0) 9 Up 6 SEC
6 1958-10-20 4 Texas (5-0-0) 7 Up 3 SWC
6 1958-10-20 5 Auburn (3-0-1) 2 Down 3 SEC
6 1958-10-20 6 Mississippi (5-0-0) 8 Up 2 SEC
6 1958-10-20 7 Iowa (3-0-1) 13 Up 6 Big Ten
6 1958-10-20 8 Northwestern (4-0-0) 17 Up 9 Big Ten
6 1958-10-20 9 Oklahoma (3-1-0) 11 Up 2 Big 7
6 1958-10-20 10 Clemson (4-0-0) 10 NC ACC
6 1958-10-20 11 Notre Dame (3-1-0) 12 Up 1 Ind
6 1958-10-20 12 Colorado (4-0-0) Up  Big 7
6 1958-10-20 13 Wisconsin (3-1-0) 4 Down 9 Big Ten
6 1958-10-20 14 Air Force (3-0-1) Up  Ind
6 1958-10-20 15 Purdue (3-1-0) Up  Big Ten
6 1958-10-20 16 Texas Christian (4-1-0) 20 Up 4 SWC
6 1958-10-20 17 Georgia Tech (3-1-1) Up  SEC
6 1958-10-20 18 Navy (3-1-0) 6 Down 12 Ind
6 1958-10-20 19 Mississippi State (3-1-0) Up  SEC
6 1958-10-20 20 Michigan State (2-1-1) 5 Down 15 Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1958-10-27 1 Louisiana State (6-0-0) 3 Up 2 SEC
7 1958-10-27 2 Iowa (4-0-1) 7 Up 5 Big Ten
7 1958-10-27 3 Army (4-0-1) 1 Down 2 Ind
7 1958-10-27 4 Auburn (4-0-1) 5 Up 1 SEC
7 1958-10-27 5 Ohio State (4-0-1) 2 Down 3 Big Ten
7 1958-10-27 6 Mississippi (6-0-0) 6 NC SEC
7 1958-10-27 7 Oklahoma (4-1-0) 9 Up 2 Big 7
7 1958-10-27 8 Wisconsin (3-1-1) 13 Up 5 Big Ten
7 1958-10-27 9 Colorado (5-0-0) 12 Up 3 Big 7
7 1958-10-27 10 Purdue (4-1-0) 15 Up 5 Big Ten
7 1958-10-27 11 Northwestern (4-1-0) 8 Down 3 Big Ten
7 1958-10-27 12 Pittsburgh (4-1-1) Up  Ind
7 1958-10-27 13 Air Force (4-0-1) 14 Up 1 Ind
7 1958-10-27 14 Rice (4-2-0) Up  SWC
7 1958-10-27 15 Navy (4-1-0) 18 Up 3 Ind
7 1958-10-27 16 Texas (5-1-0) 4 Down 12 SWC
7 1958-10-27 17 North Carolina (4-2-0) Up  ACC
7 1958-10-27 18 Texas Christian (4-1-0) 16 Down 2 SWC
7 1958-10-27 19 Clemson (4-1-0) 10 Down 9 ACC
7 1958-10-27 20 Rutgers (5-0-0) Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1958-11-03 1 Louisiana State (7-0-0) 1 NC SEC
8 1958-11-03 2 Iowa (5-0-1) 2 NC Big Ten
8 1958-11-03 3 Army (5-0-1) 3 NC Ind
8 1958-11-03 4 Northwestern (5-1-0) 11 Up 7 Big Ten
8 1958-11-03 5 Auburn (5-0-1) 4 Down 1 SEC
8 1958-11-03 6 Oklahoma (5-1-0) 7 Up 1 Big 7
8 1958-11-03 7 Wisconsin (4-1-1) 8 Up 1 Big Ten
8 1958-11-03 8 Purdue (5-1-0) 10 Up 2 Big Ten
8 1958-11-03 9 Mississippi (6-1-0) 6 Down 3 SEC
8 1958-11-03 10 Air Force (5-0-1) 13 Up 3 Ind
8 1958-11-03 11 Texas Christian (5-1-0) 18 Up 7 SWC
8 1958-11-03 12 Syracuse (5-1-0) Up  Ind
8 1958-11-03 13 Rice (4-2-0) 14 Up 1 SWC
8 1958-11-03 14 Notre Dame (4-2-0) Up  Ind
8 1958-11-03 15 North Carolina (5-2-0) 17 Up 2 ACC
8 1958-11-03 16 Ohio State (4-1-1) 5 Down 11 Big Ten
8 1958-11-03 17 Clemson (5-1-0) 19 Up 2 ACC
8 1958-11-03 18 Rutgers (6-0-0) 20 Up 2 Ind
8 1958-11-03 19 Florida (2-3-1) Up  SEC
8 1958-11-03 20 Southern Methodist (3-3-0) Up  SWC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1958-11-10 1 Louisiana State (8-0-0) 1 NC SEC
9 1958-11-10 2 Iowa (6-0-1) 2 NC Big Ten
9 1958-11-10 3 Army (6-0-1) 3 NC Ind
9 1958-11-10 4 Auburn (6-0-1) 5 Up 1 SEC
9 1958-11-10 5 Wisconsin (5-1-1) 7 Up 2 Big Ten
9 1958-11-10 6 Oklahoma (6-1-0) 6 NC Big 7
9 1958-11-10 7 Mississippi (7-1-0) 9 Up 2 SEC
9 1958-11-10 8 Purdue (5-1-1) 8 NC Big Ten
9 1958-11-10 9 Texas Christian (6-1-0) 11 Up 2 SWC
9 1958-11-10 10 Air Force (6-0-1) 10 NC Ind
9 1958-11-10 11 North Carolina (6-2-0) 15 Up 4 ACC
9 1958-11-10 12 Syracuse (6-1-0) 12 NC Ind
9 1958-11-10 13 Northwestern (5-2-0) 4 Down 9 Big Ten
9 1958-11-10 14 Pittsburgh (5-2-1) Up  Ind
9 1958-11-10 15 Southern Methodist (4-3-0) 20 Up 5 SWC
9 1958-11-10 16 Ohio State (4-1-2) 16 NC Big Ten
9 1958-11-10 17 Rice (4-3-0) 13 Down 4 SWC
9 1958-11-10 18 Florida (3-3-1) 19 Up 1 SEC
9 1958-11-10 19 Rutgers (7-0-0) 18 Down 1 Ind
9 1958-11-10 20 Georgia Tech (5-2-1) Up  SEC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1958-11-17 1 Louisiana State (9-0-0) 1 NC SEC
10 1958-11-17 2 Auburn (7-0-1) 4 Up 2 SEC
10 1958-11-17 3 Army (7-0-1) 3 NC Ind
10 1958-11-17 4 Oklahoma (7-1-0) 6 Up 2 Big 7
10 1958-11-17 5 Wisconsin (6-1-1) 5 NC Big Ten
10 1958-11-17 6 Iowa (6-1-1) 2 Down 4 Big Ten
10 1958-11-17 7 Texas Christian (7-1-0) 9 Up 2 SWC
10 1958-11-17 8 Purdue (6-1-1) 8 NC Big Ten
10 1958-11-17 9 Air Force (7-0-1) 10 Up 1 Ind
10 1958-11-17 10 Syracuse (7-1-0) 12 Up 2 Ind
10 1958-11-17 11 Ohio State (5-1-2) 16 Up 5 Big Ten
10 1958-11-17 12 Florida (4-3-1) 18 Up 6 SEC
10 1958-11-17 13 Mississippi (7-2-0) 7 Down 6 SEC
10 1958-11-17 14 Vanderbilt (5-1-3) Up  SEC
10 1958-11-17 15 Notre Dame (5-3-0) Up  Ind
10 1958-11-17 16 Clemson (6-2-0) Up  ACC
10 1958-11-17 17 North Carolina (6-3-0) 11 Down 6 ACC
10 1958-11-17 18 Mississippi State (3-5-0) Up  SEC
10 1958-11-17 19 California (6-3-0) Up  PCC
10 1958-11-17 20 Northwestern (5-3-0) 13 Down 7 Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1958-11-24 1 Louisiana State (10-0-0) 1 NC SEC
11 1958-11-24 2 Auburn (8-0-1) 2 NC SEC
11 1958-11-24 3 Oklahoma (8-1-0) 4 Up 1 Big 7
11 1958-11-24 4 Iowa (7-1-1) 6 Up 2 Big Ten
11 1958-11-24 5 Army (7-0-1) 3 Down 2 Ind
11 1958-11-24 6 Wisconsin (7-1-1) 5 Down 1 Big Ten
11 1958-11-24 7 Texas Christian (8-1-0) 7 NC SWC
11 1958-11-24 8 Air Force (8-0-1) 9 Up 1 Ind
11 1958-11-24 9 Ohio State (6-1-2) 11 Up 2 Big Ten
11 1958-11-24 10 Syracuse (8-1-0) 10 NC Ind
11 1958-11-24 11 Purdue (6-1-2) 8 Down 3 Big Ten
11 1958-11-24 12 Clemson (7-2-0) 16 Up 4 ACC
11 1958-11-24 13 Mississippi (7-2-0) 13 NC SEC
11 1958-11-24 14 Florida (5-3-1) 12 Down 2 SEC
11 1958-11-24 15 Vanderbilt (5-1-3) 14 Down 1 SEC
11 1958-11-24 16 South Carolina (6-3-0) Up  ACC
11 1958-11-24 17 California (7-3-0) 19 Up 2 PCC
11 1958-11-24 18 Notre Dame (5-4-0) 15 Down 3 Ind
11 1958-11-24 19 Pittsburgh (5-3-1) Up  Ind
11 1958-11-24 20 Rutgers (8-1-0) Up  Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 Final 1 Louisiana State 1 NC SEC
12 Final 2 Iowa 4 Up 2 Big Ten
12 Final 3 Army 5 Up 2 Ind
12 Final 4 Auburn 2 Down 2 SEC
12 Final 5 Oklahoma 3 Down 2 Big 7
12 Final 6 Air Force 8 Up 2 Ind
12 Final 7 Wisconsin 6 Down 1 Big Ten
12 Final 8 Ohio State 9 Up 1 Big Ten
12 Final 9 Syracuse 10 Up 1 Ind
12 Final 10 Texas Christian 7 Down 3 SWC
12 Final 11 Mississippi 13 Up 2 SEC
12 Final 12 Clemson 12 NC ACC
12 Final 13 Purdue 11 Down 2 Big Ten
12 Final 14 Florida 14 NC SEC
12 Final 15 South Carolina 16 Up 1 ACC
12 Final 16 California 17 Up 1 PCC
12 Final 17 Notre Dame 18 Up 1 Ind
12 Final 18 Southern Methodist Up  SWC
12 Final 19 Oklahoma State Up  Ind
12 Final 20 Rutgers 20 NC Ind