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1959 Standings

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National Champion: Syracuse (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Billy Cannon (Louisiana State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Ben Schwartzwalder (Syracuse)

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

112 Schools

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
1 Washington AAWU 10 1 0 .909 3 1 0 .750 23.0 6.6 17.12 3.21 8 8
2 Southern California AAWU 8 2 0 .800 3 1 0 .750 19.5 9.0 14.86 5.06 4 14
3 UCLA AAWU 5 4 1 .550 3 1 0 .750 16.9 15.0 7.57 7.37 17
4 California AAWU 2 8 0 .200 1 3 0 .250 11.5 22.3 0.57 10.27
5 Stanford AAWU 3 7 0 .300 0 4 0 .000 23.2 26.1 2.39 5.49
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
6 Clemson ACC 9 2 0 .818 6 1 0 .857 25.9 9.4 11.88 -0.30 18 5 11
7 North Carolina ACC 5 5 0 .500 5 2 0 .714 19.8 14.2 3.33 2.03 12 12
8 Maryland ACC 5 5 0 .500 4 2 0 .667 18.4 18.8 1.97 3.37
9 South Carolina ACC 6 4 0 .600 4 3 0 .571 17.0 16.9 0.72 0.52 14 11
10 Wake Forest ACC 6 4 0 .600 4 3 0 .571 21.8 17.8 3.08 -1.12
11 Duke ACC 4 6 0 .400 2 3 0 .400 10.4 15.9 1.38 4.28
12 North Carolina State ACC 1 9 0 .100 0 6 0 .000 11.7 20.1 -7.34 1.86
13 Virginia ACC 0 10 0 .000 0 5 0 .000 8.0 39.3 -18.74 2.16
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
14 Oklahoma Big 7 7 3 0 .700 5 1 0 .833 23.4 14.6 14.63 6.53 2 2 15
15 Missouri Big 7 6 5 0 .545 4 2 0 .667 11.4 11.3 6.85 7.03 18 18
16 Iowa State Big 7 7 3 0 .700 3 3 0 .500 24.8 8.0 8.45 -1.95
17 Colorado Big 7 5 5 0 .500 3 3 0 .500 14.4 17.7 3.04 4.94
18 Kansas Big 7 5 5 0 .500 3 3 0 .500 16.3 13.4 8.74 6.74
19 Nebraska Big 7 4 6 0 .400 2 4 0 .333 10.8 16.0 3.11 6.91
20 Kansas State Big 7 2 8 0 .200 1 5 0 .167 10.9 26.6 -7.25 4.45
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
21 Wisconsin Big Ten 7 3 0 .700 5 2 0 .714 16.5 14.9 10.76 8.76 6 5 6
22 Michigan State Big Ten 5 4 0 .556 4 2 0 .667 16.6 13.1 13.06 9.95 19 11
23 Purdue Big Ten 5 2 2 .667 4 2 1 .643 12.1 9.0 13.86 10.19 11 6
24 Illinois Big Ten 5 3 1 .611 4 2 1 .643 12.3 10.3 11.43 9.54 12 13
25 Northwestern Big Ten 6 3 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 19.3 14.9 14.71 10.60 10 2
26 Iowa Big Ten 5 4 0 .556 3 3 0 .500 25.9 11.1 15.83 7.50 9 5
27 Michigan Big Ten 4 5 0 .444 3 4 0 .429 13.6 17.9 4.78 8.89
28 Indiana Big Ten 4 4 1 .500 2 4 1 .357 15.8 11.7 11.27 7.60
29 Ohio State Big Ten 3 5 1 .389 2 4 1 .357 9.2 12.7 8.13 10.80 7 7
30 Minnesota Big Ten 2 7 0 .222 1 6 0 .143 10.9 17.7 4.01 10.34
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
31 Arizona State BIAA 10 1 0 .909 5 0 0 1.000 24.7 13.7 1.40 -10.05
32 Arizona BIAA 4 6 0 .400 2 1 0 .667 11.8 21.1 -10.64 -5.04
33 New Mexico State BIAA 8 3 0 .727 2 2 0 .500 32.7 14.4 4.56 -8.26
34 Hardin-Simmons BIAA 3 7 0 .300 2 2 0 .500 15.4 24.4 -9.14 -1.04
35 Texas-El Paso BIAA 3 7 0 .300 2 3 0 .400 16.3 19.1 -11.07 -6.97
36 West Texas A&M BIAA 1 9 0 .100 0 5 0 .000 12.8 24.6 -19.53 -6.93
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
37 Syracuse Ind 11 0 0 1.000 37.5 6.6 23.36 3.18 20 1 1
38 Penn State Ind 9 2 0 .818 23.8 10.2 13.24 3.24 7 12
39 Oregon Ind 8 2 0 .800 20.9 11.3 10.12 0.82 11
40 Rutgers Ind 6 3 0 .667 14.7 13.4 -11.80 -14.69
41 Detroit Mercy Ind 6 4 0 .600 19.9 13.9 -3.96 -8.36
42 Holy Cross Ind 6 4 0 .600 14.2 16.0 -3.88 -4.98
43 Miami (FL) Ind 6 4 0 .600 14.0 14.0 8.49 7.69 12
44 Oklahoma State Ind 6 4 0 .600 18.1 15.1 3.03 0.13
45 Pittsburgh Ind 6 4 0 .600 14.8 16.4 7.28 7.38 16 20
46 Washington State Ind 6 4 0 .600 17.7 12.1 5.78 0.78
47 Boston College Ind 5 4 0 .556 18.0 15.9 -0.71 -3.15
48 Pacific Ind 5 4 0 .556 14.7 13.0 -5.02 -6.58
49 Air Force Ind 5 4 1 .550 16.0 12.4 3.06 0.06 15 15
50 Navy Ind 5 4 1 .550 19.9 16.6 5.15 3.05 13
51 Army Ind 4 4 1 .500 19.3 15.7 5.08 2.19 5 4
52 Notre Dame Ind 5 5 0 .500 17.1 18.0 9.65 9.95 16 8 17
53 Boston University Ind 4 5 0 .444 11.3 16.7 -4.26 -1.70
54 Florida State Ind 4 6 0 .400 14.9 13.2 -2.03 -2.43
55 San Jose State Ind 4 6 0 .400 19.2 27.8 -6.69 -0.99
56 Texas Tech Ind 4 6 0 .400 13.9 15.8 2.44 3.74
57 Xavier Ind 4 6 0 .400 15.5 22.8 -16.35 -10.85
58 Dayton Ind 3 7 0 .300 7.7 14.9 -17.49 -10.69
59 Marquette Ind 3 7 0 .300 17.2 21.4 -4.67 0.13
60 Oregon State Ind 3 7 0 .300 16.6 17.8 -0.20 4.30
61 Colgate Ind 2 7 0 .222 12.8 29.8 -13.11 -3.33
62 Idaho Ind 1 9 0 .100 7.9 29.3 -18.15 -1.45
63 Villanova Ind 1 9 0 .100 8.7 24.9 -22.48 -8.38
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
64 Pennsylvania Ivy 7 1 1 .833 6 1 0 .857 21.7 8.2 4.97 -7.92
65 Dartmouth Ivy 5 3 1 .611 5 1 1 .786 10.7 11.8 -6.66 -6.10
66 Harvard Ivy 6 3 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 19.7 11.2 -1.79 -9.34
67 Yale Ivy 6 3 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 17.7 10.6 -1.85 -9.19 13
68 Cornell Ivy 5 4 0 .556 3 4 0 .429 12.2 15.1 -10.45 -8.23
69 Princeton Ivy 4 5 0 .444 3 4 0 .429 13.8 10.8 -7.29 -8.29
70 Brown Ivy 2 6 1 .278 1 5 1 .214 5.7 15.4 -16.85 -7.52
71 Columbia Ivy 2 7 0 .222 1 6 0 .143 9.1 21.0 -17.07 -6.18
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
72 North Texas MVC 9 2 0 .818 3 1 0 .750 27.5 9.4 4.78 -8.22 16
73 Houston MVC 3 7 0 .300 3 1 0 .750 10.5 17.0 -2.47 4.13
74 Tulsa MVC 5 5 0 .500 2 2 0 .500 13.7 16.4 -1.68 0.62
75 Wichita State MVC 5 4 1 .550 1 2 1 .375 18.1 16.1 -4.75 -6.75
76 Cincinnati MVC 5 4 1 .550 0 3 1 .125 19.3 14.8 -3.01 -5.91
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
77 Georgia SEC 10 1 0 .909 7 0 0 1.000 20.7 8.1 16.00 4.91 5 5
78 Mississippi SEC 10 1 0 .909 6 1 0 .857 31.8 1.9 24.12 4.67 8 2 2
79 Louisiana State SEC 9 2 0 .818 5 2 0 .714 14.9 4.5 19.66 9.84 1 1 3
80 Alabama SEC 7 2 2 .727 4 1 2 .714 8.6 5.4 7.82 3.73 10 10
81 Auburn SEC 7 3 0 .700 4 3 0 .571 17.4 5.8 14.30 4.60 3 3
82 Vanderbilt SEC 5 3 2 .600 3 2 2 .571 13.8 10.6 7.37 5.07
83 Georgia Tech SEC 6 5 0 .545 3 3 0 .500 12.4 11.0 10.87 9.87 3
84 Tennessee SEC 5 4 1 .550 3 4 1 .438 11.2 11.8 9.17 8.17 8
85 Florida SEC 5 4 1 .550 2 4 0 .333 16.9 10.7 8.63 4.63 17 19
86 Kentucky SEC 4 6 0 .400 1 6 0 .143 14.0 10.7 10.67 8.97
87 Tulane SEC 3 6 1 .350 0 5 1 .083 9.4 17.6 3.45 8.85
88 Mississippi State SEC 2 7 0 .222 0 7 0 .000 10.7 22.0 -2.02 7.87
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
89 Wyoming Skyline 9 1 0 .900 7 0 0 1.000 28.7 6.2 8.92 -7.48 16 16
90 Colorado State Skyline 6 4 0 .600 5 2 0 .714 12.3 14.7 -5.95 -4.75
91 New Mexico Skyline 7 3 0 .700 4 2 0 .667 26.0 13.5 2.22 -6.98
92 Utah Skyline 5 5 0 .500 3 2 0 .600 22.4 19.5 -1.43 -2.73
93 Utah State Skyline 5 6 0 .455 2 5 0 .286 16.5 16.8 -10.80 -8.16
94 Brigham Young Skyline 3 7 0 .300 2 5 0 .286 10.2 16.9 -12.42 -6.62
95 Denver Skyline 2 8 0 .200 2 5 0 .286 10.4 23.0 -13.01 -3.71
96 Montana Skyline 1 8 0 .111 1 5 0 .167 9.4 30.0 -22.46 -8.68
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
97 Virginia Military Institute Southern 8 1 1 .850 5 0 1 .917 24.3 9.3 2.34 -10.66
98 Citadel Southern 8 2 0 .800 5 1 0 .833 20.7 14.2 -4.70 -10.70
99 Virginia Tech Southern 6 4 0 .600 3 1 0 .750 22.2 17.8 -5.81 -9.31
100 Furman Southern 3 7 0 .300 3 2 0 .600 13.1 21.6 -14.82 -9.72
101 Richmond Southern 4 5 1 .450 4 3 1 .563 18.1 14.4 -9.14 -10.24
102 West Virginia Southern 3 7 0 .300 2 2 0 .500 7.4 20.4 -7.31 1.70
103 William & Mary Southern 4 6 0 .400 2 5 0 .286 14.0 15.5 -11.94 -8.84
104 Davidson Southern 1 8 0 .111 0 5 0 .000 13.1 22.2 -20.79 -10.68
105 George Washington Southern 1 8 0 .111 0 5 0 .000 5.9 21.2 -19.85 -5.41
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
106 Arkansas SWC 9 2 0 .818 5 1 0 .833 14.8 9.2 14.75 8.39 9 9
107 Texas SWC 9 2 0 .818 5 1 0 .833 19.6 8.7 19.58 8.39 17 2 4
108 Texas Christian SWC 8 3 0 .727 5 1 0 .833 15.4 6.8 16.44 9.26 13 7 7
109 Southern Methodist SWC 5 4 1 .550 2 3 1 .417 14.7 13.3 9.51 8.41 4 4
110 Baylor SWC 4 6 0 .400 2 4 0 .333 10.6 15.4 5.39 10.29
111 Rice SWC 1 7 2 .200 1 4 1 .250 8.6 19.7 -0.20 11.00
112 Texas A&M SWC 3 7 0 .300 0 6 0 .000 10.1 14.1 2.80 6.40