December 2, 1940 Final AP Football Poll

RK

 

PVS

 

Team (FPV)

 

WLT

 

PTS

 

Last Week

1.

 

1

 

Minnesota (65)

 

8-0

 

1,244

 

2.

3

 

Stanford (44)

 

9-0

 

1,125

 

3.

5

 

Michigan (5)

 

7-1

 

914

 

4.

6

 

Tennessee (10)

 

10-0

 

885

 

5.

4

 

Boston College (7)

 

10-0

 

798

 

6.

2

 

Texas A&M (1)

 

8-1

 

728

 

7.

8

 

Nebraska

 

8-1

 

514

 

8.

7

 

Northwestern

 

6-2

 

323

 

9.

11

 

Mississippi State (1)

 

8-0-1

 

233 1/8

 

10.

12

 

Washington

 

7-2

 

210 1/8

 

11.

15

 

Santa Clara

 

6-1-1

 

198 1/8

 

12.

14

 

Fordham

 

7-1

 

157 1/8

 

W 26-0 vs New York

13.

9

 

Georgetown


8-1

 

133 1/8

 

DNP

14.

10

 

Pennsylvania

 

6-1-1

 

87 1/8

  DNP

15.

13

 

Cornell

 

6-2

 

30 1/8

 

DNP

16.

 

16

 

SMU

 

7-1-1

 

9 1/8

 

17.

20

 

Hardin-Simmons

 

8-0

 

9

 

W 27-7 at Howard Payne

18.

20

 

Duke

 

7-2

 

8

 

19.

18

 

Lafayette

 

9-0

 

4

 

DNP

 

Dropped From Rankings

NR

17

 

Alabama

 
   

NR

18

 

Texas Tech

 
   



November 25, 1940 AP Football Poll

RK

 

PVS

 

Team (FPV)

 

WLT

 

PTS

 

Last Week

1.

 

1

 

Minnesota (88)

 

8-0

 

1,562

 

2.

 

2

 

Texas A&M (41)

 

8-0

 

1,476

 

3.

 

3

 

Stanford (15)

 

8-0

 

1,264

 

4.

 

4

 

Boston College (15)

 

9-0

 

1,114

 

5.

7

 

Michigan (3)

 

7-1

 

1,042

 

6.

 

6

 

Tennessee (8)

 

9-0

 

959

 

7.

10

 

Northwestern

 

6-2

 

396

 

8.

 

8

 

Nebraska

 

7-1

 

391

 

9.

 

9

 

Georgetown

 

8-1

 

229 3/7

 

W 8-0 at George Washington

10.

12

 

Pennsylvania

 

6-1-1

 

227 3/7

  W 22-20 vs #5 Cornell

11.

16

 

Mississippi State

 

8-0-1

 

177 13/14

 

12.

13

 

Washington

 

6-2

 

135 3/7

 

13.

5

 

Cornell

 

6-2

 

87 3/7

 

L 22-20 at #12 Pennsylvania

14.

15

 

Fordham

 

6-1

 

85

 

W 27-7 vs Arkansas

15.

19

 

Santa Clara

 

5-1-1

 

59 3/7

 

16.

18

 

SMU

 

6-1-1

 

34

 

17.

 

17

 

Alabama

 

7-1

 

16 1/2

 

18.

NR

 

Lafayette

 

9-0

 

7

 

W 46-0 vs Lehigh

18.

20

 

Texas Tech

 

8-0-1

 

7

 

20.

NR

 

Duke

 

6-2

 

5

 

20.

NR

 

Hardin-Simmons

 

7-0

 

5

 

W 28-18 vs San Francisco

 

Dropped From Rankings

NR

11

 

Mississippi

 
   

NR

14

 

Notre Dame

 
   

NR

20

 

Penn State

 
   



November 18, 1940 AP Football Poll

RK

 

PVS

 

Team (FPV)

 

WLT

 

PTS

 

Last Week

1.

 

1

 

Minnesota (68)

 

7-0

 

1,544

 

2.

3

 

Texas A&M (59)

 

8-0

 

1,485

 

3.

4

 

Stanford (24)

 

8-0

 

1,331

 

4.

8

 

Boston College (12)

 

8-0

 

1,043 1/2

 

5.

2

 

Cornell (6)

 

6-1

 

885

 

L 3-0 at Dartmouth

6.

5

 

Tennessee (3)

 

8-0

 

851

 

7.

6

 

Michigan

 

6-1

 

821

 

8.

11

 

Nebraska

 

6-1

 

329

 

9.

 

9

 

Georgetown

 

7-1

 

318 1/2

 

L 19-18 at Boston College

10.

 

10

 

Northwestern

 

5-2

 

105

 

11.

17

 

Mississippi

 

8-1

 

86 1/4

 

12.

NR

 

Pennsylvania

 

5-1-1

 

84

  W 48-0 vs Army

13.

17

 

Washington

 

5-2

 

60

 

14.

7

 

Notre Dame

 

6-1

 

59 1/4

 

15.

13

 

Fordham

 

5-1

 

57 1/4

 

DNP

16.

15

 

Mississippi State

 

7-0-1

 

47 1/4

 

17.

14

 

Alabama

 

6-1

 

47

 

18.

20

 

SMU

 

5-1-1

 

46

 

19.

16

 

Santa Clara

 

4-1-1

 

33

 

20.

 

20

 

Penn State

 

6-0-1

 

25

 

20.

NR

 

Texas Tech

 

7-0-1

 

25

 
 

Dropped From Rankings

NR

12

 

Duke

 
   

NR

19

 

Oregon State

 
   



November 11, 1940 AP Football Poll

RK

 

PVS

 

Team (FPV)

 

WLT

 

PTS

 

Last Week

1.

2

 

Minnesota (55)

 

6-0

 

1,314

 

2.

1

 

Cornell (45)

 

6-0

 

1,260

 

W 21-0 at Yale

3.

4

 

Texas A&M (31)

 

7-0

 

1,202

 

4.

6

 

Stanford (12)

 

7-0

 

1,066

 

5.

 

5

 

Tennessee (2)

 

7-0

 

698 1/2

 

6.

3

 

Michigan

 

5-1

 

585

 

7.

 

7

 

Notre Dame

 

6-0

 

581

 

8.

 

8

 

Boston College

 

7-0

 

548 1/2

 

9.

 

9

 

Georgetown

 

7-0

 

352 1/2

 

W 41-0 at Maryland

10.

 

10

 

Northwestern

 

5-1

 

276

 

11.

12

 

Nebraska

 

5-1

 

139 1/2

 

12.

 

12

 

Duke (2)

 

5-1

 

59

 

13.

17

 

Fordham

 

5-1

 

36

 

W 13-7 vs Purdue

14.

NR

 

Alabama

 

5-1

 

26

 

15.

19

 

Mississippi State

 

6-0-1

 

24

 

16.

19

 

Santa Clara

 

3-1-1

 

19

 

17.

NR

 

Mississippi

 

7-1

 

15

 

17.

11

 

Washington

 

4-2

 

15

 

19.

NR

 

Oregon State

 

5-1-1

 

11

 

20.

16

 

Penn State

 

5-0-1

 

4

 

20.

14

 

SMU

 

4-1-1

 

4

 
 

Dropped From Rankings

NR

15

 

Pennsylvania

  4-1-1
    T 10-10 vs Harvard

NR

18

 

Lafayette

 
   



November 4, 1940 AP Football Poll

RK

 

PVS

 

Team (FPV)

 

WLT

 

PTS

 

Last Week

1.

 

1

 

Cornell (119)

 

5-0

 

1,560

 

W 27-0 vs Columbia

2.

4

 

Minnesota (18)

 

5-0

 

1,420

 

3.

 

3

 

Michigan (11)

 

5-0

 

1,258

 

4.

5

 

Texas A&M (14)

 

6-0

 

1,185

 

5.

7

 

Tennessee (11)

 

6-0

 

929

 

6.

 

6

 

Stanford (3)

 

6-0

 

906

 

7.

2

 

Notre Dame

 

5-0

 

769

 

8.

9

 

Boston College (2)

 

6-0

 

527

 

9.

10

 

Georgetown

 

6-0

 

347

 

W 28-6 at Syracuse

10.

8

 

Northwestern

 

4-1

 

316

 

11.

13

 

Washington

 

4-1

 

87

 

12.

18

 

Duke

 

4-1

 

84

 

12.

 

12

 

Nebraska

 

4-1

 

84

 

14.

15

 

SMU

 

4-0-1

 

58

 

15.

 

15

 

Pennsylvania

 

4-1

 

23

  W 20-0 vs #14 Navy

16.

18

 

Penn State

 

5-0

 

17

 

17.

NR

 

Fordham

 

4-1

 

16

 

W 14-0 vs North Carolina

18.

NR

 

Lafayette

 

6-0

 

10

 

W 25-0 vs Washington & Jefferson

19.

20

 

Mississippi State

 

5-0-1

 

9

 

19.

20

 

Santa Clara

 

3-1-1

 

9

 
 

Dropped From Rankings

NR

10

 

Clemson

 
   

NR

14

 

Navy

 
    L 20-0 at #15 Pennsylvania

NR

17

 

Detroit

 
   



October 28, 1940 AP Football Poll

RK

 

PVS

 

Team (FPV)

 

WLT

 

PTS

 

Last Week

1.

 

1

 

Cornell (81)

 

4-0

 

1,461 1/2

 

W 21-7 vs Ohio State

2.

 

2

 

Notre Dame (40)

 

4-0

 

1,315 1/2

 

3.

 

3

 

Michigan (16)

 

5-0

 

1,208

  W 14-0 vs #8 Pennsylvania

4.

6

 

Minnesota (13)

 

4-0

 

1,044

 

5.

4

 

Texas A&M (9)

 

5-0

 

970

 

6.

9

 

Stanford

 

5-0

 

738

 

7.

5

 

Tennessee

 

5-0

 

665

 

8.

7

 

Northwestern (1)

 

4-0

 

639

 

9.

10

 

Boston College (2)

 

5-0

 

401

 

10.

13

 

Clemson (2)

 

5-0

 

132

 

10.

15

 

Georgetown (2)

 

5-0

 

132

 

W 26-0 at New York

12.

18

 

Nebraska

 

3-1

 

42

 

13.

16

 

Washington

 

4-1

 

35

 

14.

NR

 

Navy

 

5-0

 

23

 

15.

8

 

Pennsylvania

 

3-1

 

17

  L 14-0 at #3 Michigan

15.

19

 

SMU

 

3-0-1

 

17

 

17.

NR

 

Detroit

 

5-0

 

11

 

W 10-0 at Villianova

18.

NR

 

Duke

 

3-1

 

10

 

18.

NR

 

Penn State

 

4-0

 

10

 

20.

NR

 

Mississippi State

 

4-0-1

 

9

 

20.

NR

 

Santa Clara

 

2-1-1

 

9

 
 

Dropped From Rankings

NR

11

 

Fordham

 
   

NR

12

 

Texas

 
   

NR

14

 

Mississippi

 
   

NR

17

 

USC

 
   

NR

20

 

Columbia

 
   



October 21, 1940 AP Football Poll

RK

 

PVS

 

Team (FPV)

 

WLT

 

PTS

 

Last Week

1.

 

1

 

Cornell (83)

 

3-0

 

1,473

 

W 33-6 vs Syracuse

2.

6

 

Notre Dame (30)

 

3-0

 

1,152

 

3.

 

3

 

Michigan (18)

 

4-0

 

1,040

 

4.

2

 

Texas A&M (15)

 

4-0

 

1,037

 

5.

 

5

 

Tennessee (6)

 

4-0

 

880

 

6.

7

 

Minnesota (8)

 

3-0

 

817

 

7.

4

 

Northwestern

 

3-0

 

592

 

8.

9

 

Pennsylvania

 

3-0

 

539

  W 46-28 vs Princeton

9.

10

 

Stanford

 

4-0

 

350

 

10.

8

 

Boston College

 

4-0

 

334

 

11.

 

11

 

Fordham

 

3-0

 

304

 

W 24-12 at Pittsburgh

12.

14

 

Texas

 

4-0

 

107

 

13.

12

 

Clemson (1)

 

4-0

 

86

 

14.

13

 

Mississippi (1)

 

5-0

 

80

 

15.

NR

 

Georgetown

 

4-0

 

38

 

W 46-4 vs Virginia Tech

16.

 

16

 

Washington

 

3-1

 

28

 

17.

 

17

 

USC

 

2-0-2

 

13

 

18.

NR

 

Nebraska

 

2-1

 

12

 

19.

NR

 

SMU

 

3-0-1

 

11

 

20.

NR

 

Columbia

 

3-0

 

8

 

W 19-13 vs Georgia

 

Dropped From Rankings

NR

15

 

Ohio State

 
   

NR

18

 

Oregon State

 
   

NR

19

 

Washington State

 
   

NR

20

 

Iowa

 
   



October 14, 1940 AP Football Poll

RK

 

PVS

 

Team (FPV)

 

WLT

 

PTS

 

Last Week

1.

4

 

Cornell (90)

 

2-0

 

1,396

 

W 45-0 at Army

2.

1

 

Texas A&M (25)

 

3-0

 

1,015

 

3.

20

 

Michigan (26)

 

3-0

 

1,004

 

4.

NR

 

Northwestern (1)

 

2-0

 

898

 

5.

2

 

Tennessee (7)

 

3-0

 

772

 

6.

13

 

Notre Dame (5)

 

2-0

 

753

 

7.

NR

 

Minnesota (2)

 

2-0

 

630

 

8.

11

 

Boston College

 

3-0

 

449

 

9.

NR

 

Pennsylvania

 

2-0

 

354

  W 50-7 vs Yale

10.

NR

 

Stanford

 

3-0

 

267

 

11.

17

 

Fordham

 

2-0

 

195

 

W 20-7 vs Tulane

12.

 

12

 

Clemson

 

4-0

 

160

 

13.

NR

 

Mississippi

 

4-0

 

134

 

14.

NR

 

Texas

 

3-0

 

99

 

15.

 

15

 

Ohio State

 

2-1

 

92

 

16.

NR

 

Washington

 

2-1

 

72

 

17.

3

 

USC

 

1-0-2

 

34

 

18.

NR

 

Oregon State

 

2-0-1

 

32

 

19.

NR

 

Washington State

 

2-0-1

 

23

 

W 9-6 at California

20.

9

 

Iowa

 

2-0

 

22

 
 

Dropped From Rankings

NR

5

 

Tulane

 
    L 20-7 at Fordham

NR

6

 

Missouri

 
   

NR

7

 

UCLA

 
   

NR

8

 

Duke

 
   

NR

10

 

Duquesne

 
   

NR

14

 

Santa Clara

 
   

NR

16

 

Georgia Tech

 
   

NR

18

 

Nebraska

 
   

NR

19

 

Oklahoma