1949 college football season

The 1949 college football season finished with four teams that were unbeaten and untied-- Notre Dame, Oklahoma, California, and Army had won all their games at season's end. Notre Dame, however, was the overwhelming choice for national champion in the AP Poll, with 172 of 208 first place votes.[2] The Fighting Irish did not participate in the New Year's Day bowl games, which were played on January 2, 1950.

Conference and program changesEdit

Conference changesEdit

Membership changesEdit

School 1948 Conference 1949 Conference
Detroit Titans Independent Missouri Valley
Louisville Cardinals Ohio Valley Independent
Marshall Thundering Herd Independent Ohio Valley
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Independent Ohio Valley

SeptemberEdit

The Associated Press did not poll the writers until the third week of the season. Among the five teams that had been ranked highest in 1948, California opened play on September 17 with a 21-7 win over Santa Clara.

By September 24, most teams were in action. Defending champion Michigan beat visiting Michigan State, 7-3. Notre Dame beat Indiana 49-6. North Carolina beat N.C. State 26-6. California beat St. Mary's 29-7. The night before, Oklahoma had won at Boston College, 46-0.

OctoberEdit

On October 1 in Seattle, Notre Dame beat Washington 27-7. Oklahoma beat Texas A&M 33-13, North Carolina beat Georgia 21-14, and Michigan won at Stanford, 27-7. When the first poll was issued, Michigan had 34 of the 80 votes cast, followed by Notre Dame and Oklahoma. Tulane University, which had beaten Alabama 28-14 and Georgia Tech 18-0, placed fourth. Minnesota, which had victories over Washington (48-20) and at Nebraska (28-6) was fifth. North Carolina, which had been in the final top five in 1948, was at sixth place.

October 8 #1 Michigan was beaten at home by #7 Army. #2 Notre Dame won at Purdue 35-12. #3 Oklahoma beat Texas in Dallas, 20-14. #4 Tulane beat Southeastern Louisiana 40-0. #5 Minnesota beat Northwestern 21-7.

October 15 In South Bend, #1 Notre Dame beat #4 Tulane 46-7. #2 Army won at Harvard, 54-14. #3 Oklahoma beat Kansas 48-26. #9 California, which beat USC 16-10, was fifth in the next poll. #5 Minnesota stayed unbeaten with a win in Columbus over Ohio State, 27-0.

October 22 #1 Notre Dame was idle. #2 Army beat Columbia 63-6. #3 Minnesota lost at Michigan, 14-7. #4 Oklahoma won at Nebraska 48-0. #5 California beat Washington 21-7. #9 Rice won at Texas, 17-15, and was fifth in the next poll.

October 29 In Baltimore, #1 Notre Dame defeated Navy, 40-0. #2 Army (the United States Military Academy) defeated the VMI (the Virginia Military Institute) 40-14. #3 Oklahoma beat Iowa State 34-7. In Los Angeles, #4 California beat UCLA 35-21. #5 Rice beat Texas Tech 28-0 to extend its record to 5-1-0. #6 Michigan, which won at Illinois 13-0, returned to the Top Five with a 4-2-0 record.

NovemberEdit

November 5 #1 Notre Dame won at Michigan State, 34-21. #2 Army defeated #20 Fordham, 35-0. #3 Oklahoma won at Kansas State 39-0. #4 California beat Washington State 33-14. #5 Michigan beat Purdue 20-12. The top five stayed unchanged.

November 12 At Yankee Stadium, #1 Notre Dame beat North Carolina, 42-6. #2 Army had a scare in Philadelphia, edging Penn 14-13. #3 Oklahoma won at Missouri, 27-7. #4 California beat Oregon 41-14. #5 Michigan beat Indiana 20-7.

November 19 #1 Notre Dame defeated Iowa 28-7. #2 Oklahoma beat Santa Clara 28-21. #3 California defeated Stanford 33-14 to finish its season unbeaten. #4 Army was idle as it prepared for the Army–Navy Game. #5 Michigan was tied by #7 Ohio State, 7-7.

November 26 #1 Notre Dame defeated visiting USC, 32-0. #3 Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State 41-0. #4 Army returned to Philadelphia for the Army–Navy Game and defeated Navy 38-0. #2 California at 10-0-0, and #5 Ohio State, at 6-1-2, accepted bids to play in the Rose Bowl.

The final poll was released on November 28, although some colleges had not completed their schedules. On December 3, the national champs, #1 Notre Dame closed a perfect season in Dallas with a 27-20 win over Southern Methodist University (SMU).

Conference standingsEdit

Major conference standingsEdit

1949 Big Nine Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Ohio State + 4 1 1     7 1 2
No. 7 Michigan + 4 1 1     6 2 1
No. 8 Minnesota 4 2 0     7 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1     3 4 2
Iowa 3 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     4 5 0
Purdue 2 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     1 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
1949 Big Seven Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Oklahoma $ 5 0 0     11 0 0
No. 20 Missouri 5 1 0     7 4 0
Iowa State 3 3 0     5 3 1
Nebraska 3 3 0     4 5 0
Kansas 2 4 0     5 5 0
Colorado 1 4 0     3 7 0
Kansas State 1 5 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1949 Border Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Texas Tech $ 5 0 0     7 5 0
Arizona State 4 1 0     7 3 0
Texas Western 4 2 0     8 2 1
Hardin–Simmons 4 2 0     6 4 1
West Texas State 3 2 0     5 4 0
Arizona 2 4 0     2 7 1
New Mexico A&M 1 4 0     4 6 0
New Mexico 1 6 0     2 8 0
Arizona State–Flagstaff 0 3 0     1 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Middle Three Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Rutgers $ 2 0 0     6 3 0
Lafayette 1 1 0     2 6 0
Lehigh 0 2 0     6 3 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Detroit $ 4 0 0     5 4 0
Drake 3 1 0     6 2 1
Oklahoma A&M 2 1 1     4 4 2
Wichita 2 3 1     3 6 1
Tulsa 1 2 1     5 5 1
Bradley 1 3 0     5 5 0
Saint Louis 0 3 1     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Pacific Coast Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 California $ 7 0 0     10 1 0
UCLA 5 2 0     6 3 0
Stanford 4 2 0     7 3 1
USC 4 2 0     5 3 1
Oregon State 5 3 0     7 3 0
Oregon 2 5 0     4 6 0
Washington 2 5 0     3 7 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 6 0
Idaho 1 4 0     3 5 0
Montana 0 3 0     5 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1949 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Colorado College $ 3 0 0     6 3 0
Colorado Mines 2 1 0     4 4 1
Western State 1 2 0     5 3 0
Colorado State–Greeley 0 3 0     0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Skyline Six Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wyoming $ 5 0 0     9 1 0
Colorado A&M 4 1 0     9 1 0
Denver 2 2 0     4 6 0
Utah 2 3 0     2 7 1
Utah State 1 3 0     3 7 0
BYU 0 5 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane $ 5 1 0     7 2 1
No. 11 Kentucky 4 1 0     9 3 0
No. 17 Tennessee 4 1 1     7 2 1
Georgia Tech 5 2 0     7 3 0
No. 9 LSU 4 2 0     8 3 0
Alabama 4 3 1     6 3 1
Vanderbilt 4 4 0     5 5 0
Auburn 2 4 2     2 4 3
Ole Miss 2 4 0     4 5 1
Florida 1 4 1     4 5 1
Georgia 1 4 1     4 6 1
Mississippi State 0 6 0     0 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1949 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 16 North Carolina $ 5 0 0     7 4 0
No. 14 Maryland 4 0 0     9 1 0
Washington and Lee 3 1 1     3 5 1
Duke 4 2 0     6 3 0
William & Mary 4 2 0     6 4 0
VMI 3 2 1     3 5 1
The Citadel 2 2 0     4 5 0
Clemson 2 2 0     4 4 2
Furman 3 3 0     3 6 0
South Carolina 3 3 0     4 6 0
Wake Forest 3 3 0     4 6 0
George Washington 2 3 0     4 5 0
NC State 3 6 0     3 7 0
VPI 1 5 2     1 7 2
Richmond 2 6 0     3 7 0
Davidson 1 5 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1949 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Rice $ 6 0 0     10 1 0
No. 20 Baylor 4 2 0     8 2 0
TCU 3 3 0     6 3 1
Texas 3 3 0     6 4 0
SMU 2 3 1     5 4 1
Arkansas 2 4 0     5 5 0
Texas A&M 0 5 1     1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

IndependentsEdit

1949 Eastern college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Army         9 0 0
Brown         8 1 0
No. 12 Cornell         8 1 0
No. 13 Villanova         8 1 0
Dartmouth         6 2 0
Buffalo         6 3 0
Pittsburgh         6 3 0
Princeton         6 3 0
Fordham         5 3 0
Tufts         5 3 1
Carnegie Tech         5 3 1
Penn State         5 4 0
Temple         5 4 0
Penn         4 4 0
Yale         4 4 0
Boston College         4 4 1
Syracuse         4 5 0
Drexel         3 3 1
Duquesne         3 6 0
Franklin & Marshall         2 5 2
NYU         3 6 0
Columbia         2 7 0
Colgate         1 8 0
Harvard         1 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll
1949 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame         10 0 0
Ball State         8 0 0
Xavier         10 1 0
Valparaiso         8 1 1
Washington University         7 2 0
Baldwin–Wallace         6 2 0
Wabash         5 2 1
Dayton         6 3 0
John Carroll         6 3 0
No. 19 Michigan State         6 3 0
Toledo         6 4 0
Youngstown         4 3 1
Bowling Green         4 5 0
Marquette         4 5 0
Central Michigan         3 4 0
Wayne         3 5 0
Indiana State         1 9 0
Michigan State Normal         0 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll
1949 Southern college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Maryland State         8 0 0
Delaware         8 1 0
Western Maryland         7 1 0
Virginia         7 2 0
Louisville         8 3 0
Grambling         7 3 2
Miami (FL)         6 3 0
Chattanooga         5 4 0
Georgetown         5 5 0
West Virginia         4 6 1
Navy         3 5 1
Catholic University         1 5 1
Oklahoma City         2 8 0
Tampa            
1949 Western college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Pacific (CA)         11 0 0
No. 15 Santa Clara         8 2 1
San Francisco         7 3 0
Idaho State         6 2 1
Hawaii         6 3 0
La Verne         5 3 2
Loyola (CA)         6 4 0
Nevada         5 5 0
Pepperdine         4 5 0
Saint Mary's         3 6 1
Portland         2 5 0
Cal Poly San Dimas         2 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

Minor conferencesEdit

Conference Champion(s) Record
California Collegiate Athletic Association San Jose State 4–0
Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association Morgan State College 7–0
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pittsburg State
Washburn
5–1
College Conference of Illinois Augustana (IL)
Wheaton (IL)
5–0
Evergreen Conference Eastern Washington College
Puget Sound
5–1
Far Western Conference NBAC 4–0
Gulf Coast Conference Hardin College (Midwestern) 3–0
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Simpson 6–0
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Baker 5–1
Lone Star Conference East Texas State Teachers 3–0
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Hillsdale 5–0
Mid-American Conference Cincinnati 4–0
Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference Lawrence 6–0
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Saint Thomas (MN) 6–0
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Missouri School of Mines 5–0
Nebraska College Conference Wayne State (NE) 8–0
New Mexico Intercollegiate Conference Sul Ross State College 5–0
North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Iowa State Teachers (Northern Iowa)
South Dakota State
5–1
North Dakota College Athletic Conference Valley City State 5–0
Ohio Athletic Conference Muskingum 7–0
Ohio Valley Conference Evansville 3–1–1
Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference Central State College (OK) 5–0
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Bloomsburg State Teachers
California State Teachers
6–0
Pacific Northwest Conference College of Idaho
Lewis & Clark
Boxer (OR)
4–1
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Colorado College 3–0
South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference Southern State Teachers (USD–Springfield) 5–0–1
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Whittier 4–0
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Florida A&M College 6–0
Southwestern Athletic Conference Langston
Southern
6–0–1
State Teacher's College Conference of Minnesota Mankato State Teachers 3–1
Texas Collegiate Athletic Conference McMurry (TX) 4–0–1
Wisconsin State Teachers College Conference La Crosse State Teachers
Stevens Point State Teachers
Stout State Teachers
6–1
5–1
4–2

Minor conference standingsEdit

1949 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Jose State $ 4 0 0     9 4 0
San Diego State 3 1 0     6 3 0
Cal Poly 1 3 0     4 6 0
Fresno State 1 3 0     3 8 0
Santa Barbara 1 3 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Central Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Pittsburg State + 5 1 0     8 2 1
Washburn + 5 1 0     7 2 0
Emporia State 4 2 0     6 4 0
Fort Hays State 4 2 0     5 4 0
St. Benedict's 2 4 0     4 5 0
Southwestern (KS) 1 5 0     2 7 0
Rockhurst 0 6 0     1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1949 Dixie Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Florida State $ 4 0 0     9 1 0
Howard (AL) 2 0 0     4 5 0
Stetson 2 2 0     4 5 1
Mississippi College 2 2 0     4 5 0
Tampa 0 2 0     0 8 0
Millsaps 0 4 0     2 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Evergreen Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Puget Sound + 5 1 0     7 1 0
Eastern Washington + 5 1 0     7 2 0
Western Washington 3 2 1     ? ? ?
Pacific Lutheran 2 3 1     2 5 2
Whitworth 2 4 0     5 4 0
Central Washington 2 4 0     3 6 0
Saint Martin's 1 5 0     ? ? ?
  • + – Conference co-champions
1949 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Cal Aggies $ 4 0 0     5 4 0
Southern Oregon 2 1 1     5 2 1
San Francisco State 1 2 1     3 4 1
Chico State 1 2 1     2 6 1
Humboldt State 0 3 1     0 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Gulf Coast Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Hardin $ 3 0 0     10 1 0
North Texas State 2 1 0     8 4 0
Houston 1 2 0     5 4 1
Trinity (TX) 0 3 0     6 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Gulf States Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Louisiana Tech $ 5 0 0     7 2 0
Mississippi Southern 2 1 0     7 3 0
Southwestern Louisiana 3 2 0     6 3 0
Southeastern Louisiana 1 2 1     4 5 1
Louisiana College 0 2 2     ? ? ?
Northwestern State 0 4 1     4 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Hoosier Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Hanover $ 6 0 0     8 0 0
Anderson (IN) 5 1 0     6 2 0
Taylor 2 1 2     4 3 2
Indiana Central 3 4 0     4 4 0
Franklin (IN) 2 3 1     3 4 1
Canterbury 2 3 1     2 5 1
Earlham 2 3 0     3 6 0
Rose Poly 1 3 1     4 3 1
Manchester (IN) 0 5 1     1 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Western Illinois $ 4 0 0     9 1 0
Northern Illinois State 2 1 1     7 2 1
Eastern Illinois 2 2 0     3 5 0
Illinois State 1 2 1     6 2 1
Southern Illinois 0 4 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Simpson $ 6 0 0     8 1 0
Dubuque 4 1 0     6 2 0
Central (IA) 3 1 0     4 4 1
Upper Iowa 3 2 0     6 3 0
Wartburg 4 3 0     5 4 0
Westmar 1 1 0     4 4 0
Parsons 2 4 0     3 5 0
Buena Vista 1 3 0     4 4 1
Luther 1 3 0     2 5 1
Iowa Wesleyan 1 4 0     3 6 0
William Penn 0 4 0     1 6 0
1949 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Baker $ 5 1 0     7 2 0
Ottawa 4 2 0     7 2 0
Bethany (KS) 4 2 0     5 4 0
Kansas Wesleyan 3 3 0     3 6 0
College of Emporia 3 3 0     4 5 0
Bethel (KS) 2 4 0     3 5 0
McPherson 0 6 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
East Texas State $ 3 0 0     5 3 1
Stephen F. Austin 2 1 0     7 2 0
Southwest Texas State 1 2 0     3 6 1
Sam Houston State 0 3 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Hillsdale $ 5 0 0     9 1 0
Hope 4 1 0     7 1 0
Alma 2 2 1     5 2 1
Adrian 2 2 1     4 3 1
Kalamazoo 1 4 0     2 6 0
Albion 0 5 0     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Cincinnati $ 4 0 0     7 4 0
Miami (OH) 3 1 0     5 4 0
Ohio 2 2 0     4 4 1
Western Michigan 2 3 0     4 4 0
Western Reserve 1 3 1     4 5 1
Butler 0 3 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Mid-Ohio League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Findlay $ 4 0 0     5 3 0
Ashland 3 1 0     6 4 0
Cedarville 2 2 0     3 6 1
Defiance 1 3 0     2 7 0
Bluffton 0 4 0     0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Missouri College Athletic Union football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Missouri Valley $ 3 0 0     8 3 0
Central Methodist 2 1 0     8 1 0
William Jewell 1 2 0     3 7 0
Culver–Stockton 0 3 0     3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Missouri Mines $ 5 0 0     6 2 0
NW Missouri State 3 1 1     6 1 1
SW Missouri State 3 1 1     5 3 1
Central Missouri State 2 3 0     3 5 0
Kirksville State 1 4 0     2 7 0
SE Missouri State 0 5 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Nebraska College Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wayne State (NE) $ 8 0 0     9 0 0
Chadron State 6 2 0     7 3 0
Doane 5 2 0     5 4 0
Kearney State 3 3 1     5 3 1
Hastings 3 3 1     4 3 1
Nebraska Wesleyan 4 4 0     4 5 0
Peru State 2 5 0     4 5 0
York (NE) 0 6 0     2 7 0
Midland 0 6 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 New Mexico Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Sul Ross $ 5 0 0     7 3 0
Adams State 3 1 1     5 3 1
Eastern New Mexico 4 2 1     6 4 1
New Mexico Western 4 3 0     6 3 0
New Mexico Military 3 4 0     4 5 0
Panhandle A&M 3 4 0     4 6 0
New Mexico Highlands 2 4 0     4 5 0
St. Michael's (NM) 0 6 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 North Central Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Iowa State Teachers + 5 1 0     5 2 0
South Dakota State + 5 1 0     7 3 0
Morningside 3 2 1     7 3 1
North Dakota 3 2 1     4 3 1
South Dakota 2 2 2     2 5 2
Augustana (SD) 1 5 0     2 6 0
North Dakota State 0 6 0     0 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1949 North State Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Western Carolina $ 4 0 0     8 3 0
Appalachian State 6 2 0     8 3 0
Elon 5 2 0     8 2 0
Catawba 4 2 0     5 5 0
Lenoir–Rhyne 5 3 0     7 3 0
Guilford 2 3 1     4 5 1
East Carolina 1 4 1     4 5 1
Atlantic Christian 0 5 2     1 7 2
High Point 0 6 0     0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Marshall 4 0 0     6 4 0
Louisville 3 0 0     8 3 0
Evansville $ 3 1 1     7 2 1
Morehead State 3 3 0     6 3 0
Eastern Kentucky 2 2 1     4 4 1
Western Kentucky 2 3 0     5 4 0
Murray State 1 6 0     1 7 1
Tennessee Tech 0 3 0     3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Evansville declared champion because Marshall and Louisville did not play required games in 1949
1949 Smoky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Emory and Henry $ 4 0 0     11 1 0
East Tennessee State 3 1 0     5 4 0
Milligan 1 2 1     3 5 2
Carson–Newman 1 3 0     2 7 1
Tusculum 0 3 1     2 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Southern + 6 0 1     10 0 1
No. 9 Langston + 6 0 1     8 1 1
No. 13 Prairie View A&M 5 2 0     8 3 0
No. 28 Bishop 4 3 0     5 3 1
Texas College 2 4 1     2 6 2
Arkansas AM&N 1 4 2     5 4 2
Samuel Huston 1 6 0     1 7 0
Wiley 0 6 1     0 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from the Pittsburgh Courier using the Dickinson Ratings System.[3]
1949 Texas Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
McMurry $ 4 0 1     8 2 1
Texas A&I 3 2 0     8 2 0
Howard Payne 3 2 0     6 5 0
Austin 3 2 0     5 5 0
Abilene Christian 1 4 0     3 6 0
Southwestern (TX) 0 4 1     3 7 2
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Volunteer State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Middle Tennessee $ 2 0 0     8 0 1
Austin Peay 1 0 0     8 2 0
Milligan 0 1 0     3 5 2
Union (TN) 0 2 0     1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1949 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vermont 2 0 0     6 2 0
Connecticut + 2 0 1     4 4 1
Maine + 2 0 1     2 4 1
UMass 1 1 0     3 5 0
New Hampshire 1 3 0     4 4 0
Rhode Island State 0 4 0     0 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

RankingsEdit

Bowl gamesEdit

Bowl game Winning team Losing team
Rose Bowl No. 6 Ohio State 17 No. 3 California 14
Sugar Bowl No. 2 Oklahoma 35 No. 9 LSU 0
Orange Bowl No. 15 Santa Clara 21 No. 11 Kentucky 13
Cotton Bowl No. 5 Rice 27 No. 16 North Carolina 13
Sun Bowl Texas Western 33 Georgetown 20
Gator Bowl No. 14 Maryland 20 No. 20 Missouri 7
Tangerine Bowl State Vincent 7 Emory and Henry 6
Raisin Bowl San Jose State 20 Texas Tech 13
Salad Bowl Xavier 33 Arizona State 21
Shrine Bowl Southern Illinois 41 Indiana State 14

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2009-01-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "1949 Final Football Polls - College Poll Archive - Historical College Football and Basketball Polls and Rankings".
  3. ^ "Southern, West Va. Lose on Final Ballot". The Pittsburgh Courier. December 10, 1949. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com.