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1959 Year Summary

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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

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 Southeastern Conference 12 124 73 44 7 .617 5 2 3 0 .400 10.84 6.76 3 5 Georgia
2 Big Ten Conference 10 91 46 40 5 .533 1 0 1 0 .000 10.78 9.42 6 2 Wisconsin
3 Southwest Conference 7 73 39 31 3 .555 3 1 2 0 .333 9.75 8.88 3 3 Arkansas
Texas
Texas Christian
4 Athletic Association of Western Universities 5 51 28 22 1 .559 1 1 0 0 1.000 8.50 6.28 0 2 Southern California
UCLA
Washington
5 Big Seven Conference 7 71 36 35 0 .507 1 0 1 0 .000 5.37 4.95 1 2 Oklahoma
6 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 81 36 45 0 .444 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0.46 1.60 3 1 Clemson
7 Independent 27 266 132 131 3 .502 2 2 0 0 1.000 -1.26 -1.15 4 4
8 Missouri Valley Conference 5 51 27 22 2 .549 1 0 1 0 .000 -1.43 -3.23 0 0 Houston
North Texas
9 Skyline Conference 8 80 38 42 0 .475 0 0 0 0 -6.87 -6.14 0 1 Wyoming
10 Ivy Group 8 72 37 32 3 .535 0 0 0 0 -7.12 -7.85 0 0 Pennsylvania
11 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 6 62 29 33 0 .468 1 1 0 0 1.000 -7.40 -6.38 0 0 Arizona State
12 Southern Conference 9 88 38 48 2 .443 0 0 0 0 -10.22 -8.21 0 0 Virginia Military Institute

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
Syracuse Ind 20   20 12 8 6 5 4 1 1 1 1 1
Mississippi SEC 8 4 3 5 5 4 3 5 5 2 2 2 2
Louisiana State SEC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3
Texas SWC 17 15 10 4 3 3 4 3 2 5 4 4 4
Georgia SEC   17 13       14 11 12 6 6 5 5
Wisconsin Big Ten 6 8 12 9   12 10 9 7 9 5 6 6
Texas Christian SWC 13 9       16 15 17 18 10 8 7 7
Washington AAWU         18   17 12 13 14 9 8 8
Arkansas SWC       19 12 10 17 16 20 13 10 9 9
Alabama SEC                   17 19 11 10
Clemson ACC 18 5 6   15 17 12 10 11 19 14 10 11
Penn State Ind   18   16 10 8 7 7 10 7 15 14 12
Illinois Big Ten       20 13 13         13 12 13
Southern California AAWU   11 11 6 7 5 6 6 4 4 7 13 14
Oklahoma Big 7 2 2   13   18 19       17 15 15
Wyoming Skyline                       16 16
Notre Dame Ind 16   8                 19 17
Missouri Big 7                     18 20 18
Florida SEC   19 19 17 19             18 19
Pittsburgh Ind         20           16   20
School Conf Pre 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
Air Force Ind 15   18 18 17     18          
Army Ind 5 7 4                    
Auburn SEC 3 3 17 14 11 7 8 8 8 12 11    
Georgia Tech SEC   16 7 3 4 9 9 19 15        
Iowa Big Ten 9 13 5 10 9 15     16 16      
Miami (FL) Ind                   18 12    
Michigan State Big Ten 19               19 11      
Navy Ind   13 15                    
North Carolina ACC 12                        
North Texas MVC               20 16        
Northwestern Big Ten 10 10 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 8      
Ohio State Big Ten 7 12 14     20              
Oregon Ind           11 16 15 14 15      
Purdue Big Ten 11     7 6 14 11 14          
South Carolina ACC 14 20 16 11                  
Southern Methodist SWC 4 6   15 15                
Tennessee SEC     9 8 14   20 13 9 20      
UCLA AAWU                     20 17  
Yale Ivy           19 13            

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Ron Costello (Xavier) 61.6
2. Dick Soergel (Oklahoma State) 60.0
3. Olen Treadway (Iowa) 58.5
4. Don Meredith (Southern Methodist) 58.0
5. Dick Norman (Stanford) 57.8
6. Emmett Lee (San Jose State) 57.3
7. Ronnie Stanley (Baylor) 57.2
8. Jack Lee (Cincinnati) 56.9
9. Joe Caldwell (Army) 55.9
10. Joe Majors (Florida State) 53.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dick Soergel (Oklahoma State) 7.0
2. Olen Treadway (Iowa) 6.8
3. John Amabile (Boston College) 6.6
4. Joe Caldwell (Army) 6.4
5. Dick Norman (Stanford) 6.2
6. Jack Lee (Cincinnati) 6.1
7. Don Meredith (Southern Methodist) 5.7
8. Joe Majors (Florida State) 5.2
9. Ron Costello (Xavier) 5.1
10. Emmett Lee (San Jose State) 4.7

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Dick Soergel (Oklahoma State) 131.5
2. Olen Treadway (Iowa) 125.8
3. Don Meredith (Southern Methodist) 125.8
4. Dick Norman (Stanford) 125.2
5. John Amabile (Boston College) 124.7
6. Joe Caldwell (Army) 124.2
7. Ron Costello (Xavier) 121.9
8. Jack Lee (Cincinnati) 117.3
9. Emmett Lee (San Jose State) 115.2
10. Joe Majors (Florida State) 110.2