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1958 Year Summary

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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

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 47 35 9 .566 1 1 0 0 1.000 13.10 10.84 4 4 Iowa
2 Southwest Conference 7 71 37 33 1 .528 1 0 0 1 .500 8.74 7.69 4 2 Texas Christian
3 Southeastern Conference 12 122 69 45 8 .598 3 2 1 0 .667 8.60 5.04 3 4 Louisiana State
4 Big Seven Conference 7 71 35 34 2 .507 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.60 2.66 1 1 Oklahoma
5 Missouri Valley Conference 5 49 29 16 4 .633 0 0 0 0 2.13 -2.20 0 0 North Texas
6 Pacific Coast Conference 9 90 40 48 2 .456 1 0 1 0 .000 1.68 2.98 1 1 California
7 Independent 23 224 120 97 7 .551 4 1 2 1 .375 1.22 -0.33 5 6
8 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 81 36 44 1 .451 1 0 1 0 .000 -0.43 1.25 2 2 Clemson
9 Skyline Conference 8 82 36 46 0 .439 1 1 0 0 1.000 -7.05 -5.53 0 0 Wyoming
10 Ivy Group 8 72 36 36 0 .500 0 0 0 0 -7.51 -7.28 0 0 Dartmouth
11 Southern Conference 9 85 34 46 5 .429 0 0 0 0 -9.80 -7.11 0 0 West Virginia
12 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 6 60 23 37 0 .383 1 0 1 0 .000 -12.22 -7.60 0 0 Hardin-Simmons

AP Poll Summary

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

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Randy Duncan* (Iowa) 59.2
2. Buddy Humphrey (Baylor) 57.4
3. Rich Mayo (Air Force) 56.3
4. Ralph Hunsaker (Arizona) 55.5
5. Bob Nicolet (Stanford) 52.7
6. Charles Milstead (Texas A&M) 52.7
7. Dick Longfellow (West Virginia) 50.6
8. Frank Finney (Brown) 50.0
9. Arnold Dempsey (Virginia) 48.7
10. Norm Snead (Wake Forest) 44.4

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Randy Duncan* (Iowa) 7.8
2. Tom Greene (Holy Cross) 7.1
3. Frank Finney (Brown) 6.9
4. Charles Milstead (Texas A&M) 6.8
5. Buddy Humphrey (Baylor) 6.7
6. Norm Snead (Wake Forest) 6.6
7. Dick Longfellow (West Virginia) 6.1
8. Ralph Hunsaker (Arizona) 5.9
9. Rich Mayo (Air Force) 5.9
10. Bob Nicolet (Stanford) 5.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Randy Duncan* (Iowa) 6.9
2. Buddy Humphrey (Baylor) 5.6
3. Rich Mayo (Air Force) 5.6
4. Frank Finney (Brown) 4.9
5. Charles Milstead (Texas A&M) 4.7
6. Bob Nicolet (Stanford) 3.7
7. Tom Greene (Holy Cross) 3.4
8. Dick Longfellow (West Virginia) 3.4
9. Ralph Hunsaker (Arizona) 3.4
10. Norm Snead (Wake Forest) 2.2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Randy Duncan* (Iowa) 136.8
2. Rich Mayo (Air Force) 119.5
3. Buddy Humphrey (Baylor) 117.8
4. Frank Finney (Brown) 112.6
5. Charles Milstead (Texas A&M) 107.7
6. Ralph Hunsaker (Arizona) 100.2
7. Dick Longfellow (West Virginia) 99.0
8. Tom Greene (Holy Cross) 93.6
9. Bob Nicolet (Stanford) 92.1
10. Norm Snead (Wake Forest) 88.6

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Jeter* (Iowa) 7.2
2. Willie Fleming* (Iowa) 7.1
3. Weldon Jackson (Brigham Young) 6.9
4. Wayne Schneider (Colorado State) 6.9
5. Ray Jauch* (Iowa) 6.9
6. Dick Bass (Pacific) 6.6
7. Bobby Renn (Florida State) 6.4
8. Red Mack (Notre Dame) 6.0
9. Larry Wilson (Utah) 6.0
10. Sam Horner (Virginia Military Institute) 6.0