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December 4, 1939 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
2 < 4 Tennessee (19) SEC 9-0 941  
1 < 1 Texas A&M (28) Southwest 10-0 763 W 20-0 H Texas
3 < 1 USC (18) PCC 7-0-1 709 W 9-7 H Washington
4 < 3 Cornell (15) Ind 8-0 665 DNP
5 < 5 Tulane (5) SEC 8-0-1 572 W 33-20 H LSU
6 < 7 Duke (1) Southern 8-1 307  
7 < 8 Missouri Big 6 8-1 242  
8 < 9 Iowa Big Ten 6-1-1 138  
9 < 13 UCLA PCC 6-0-3 99.5  
10 < 6 Duquesne Ind 8-0-1 90 T 10-10 A Detroit Mercy
11 < 11 Notre Dame Ind 7-2 88.5  
12 < 12 Ohio State Big Ten 6-2 82  
13 < NR Georgia Tech SEC 7-2 62  
14 < NR Boston College Ind 9-1 57  
15 < 14 Clemson (1) Southern 8-1 46  
16 < 20 Santa Clara Ind 5-1-3 39  
17 < 18 Nebraska Big 6 7-1-1 21  
18 < NR Fordham Ind 6-2 20 W 18-7 N New York
18 < 19 San Jose State CCAA 13-0 20 W 12-0 H Drake
20 < 17 Georgetown Ind 7-0-1 19 DNP
NR < 10 Holy Cross Ind 0  
NR < 15 Michigan Big Ten 0  
NR < 16 North Carolina Southern 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 7 13.3 978.5
SEC 3 6.7 1575
PCC 2 6.0 808.5
Big Ten 2 10.0 220
Southern 2 10.5 353
Big 6 2 12.0 263
Southwest 1 1.0 763
CCAA 1 18.0 20

Notes

  • * = Received first place votes (non-AP rankings); Hold the mouse cursor over these rankings to see the first place votes (where available) in a tooltip (for browsers that support tooltips)
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  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.