1950 NCAA football rankings

Two human polls comprised the 1950 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football rankings. Unlike most sports, college football's governing body, the NCAA, does not bestow a national championship, instead that title is bestowed by one or more different polling agencies. There are two main weekly polls that begin in the preseason—the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll.

LegendEdit

  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
  National champion
(#–#)
  Win–loss record
(Italics)
  Number of first place votes
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Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

AP PollEdit

This was the first season that the AP released a preseason poll before any games were played in August.[1] The final AP Poll was released on November 27, near the end of the 1950 regular season, weeks before the major bowls. The AP would not release a post-bowl season final poll regularly until 1968.

Preseason
Aug[2]
Week 1
Oct 2[3]
Week 2
Oct 9[4]
Week 3
Oct 16[5]
Week 4
Oct 23[6]
Week 5
Oct 30[7]
Week 6
Nov 6[8]
Week 7
Nov 13[9]
Week 8
Nov 20[10]
Week 9 (Final)
Nov 27[11]
1.Notre Dame (101)Notre Dame (1–0) (63)Army (2–0) (115)Army (3–0) (124)SMU (5–0) (96)SMU (5–0) (153)Army (6–0) (88)Ohio State (6–1) (66)Oklahoma (8–0) (173)Oklahoma (10–0) (213)1.
2.Army (7)Michigan State (2–0) (32)SMU (3–0) (53)Oklahoma (3–0) (47)Army (4–0) (84)Army (5–0) (34)Ohio State (5–1) (94)Oklahoma (7–0) (63)Army (8–0) (36)Army (8–1) (38)2.
3.Michigan (3)SMU (2–0) (28)Oklahoma (2–0) (29)SMU (4–0) (63)Oklahoma (4–0) (35)Oklahoma (5–0) (25)Oklahoma (6–0) (48)Army (7–0) (72)Kentucky (10–0) (55)Texas (8–1) (4)3.
4.Tennessee (1)Army (1–0) (29)Texas (2–0) (9)Kentucky (5–0) (9)Kentucky (6–0) (15)Ohio State (4–1) (30)Kentucky (8–0) (35)California (8–0) (36)California (9–0) (20)Tennessee (9–1) (15)4.
5.Texas (7)Oklahoma (1–0) (17)Kentucky (4–0) (11)California (4–0) (1)California (5–0) (2)Kentucky (7–0) (17)Texas (5–1) (11)Kentucky (9–0) (43)Texas (7–1) (6)California (9–0–1) (8)5.
6.Oklahoma (3)Kentucky (3–0) (5)Stanford (3–0) (4)Stanford (4–0)Ohio State (3–1) (2)California (6–0) (2)California (7–0) (14)Texas (6–1) (10)Illinois (7–1) (14)Princeton (9–0) (6)6.
7.StanfordTexas (1–0) (2)California (3–0) (2)Texas (2–1)Texas (3–1)Texas (4–1)SMU (5–1) (2)Princeton (7–0) (3)Princeton (8–0) (8)Kentucky (10–1) (7)7.
8.Illinois (1)Stanford (2–0) (3)Maryland (2–1) (8)Maryland (3–1) (5)Tennessee (4–1)Miami (FL) (5–0) (12)Princeton (6–0) (4)Illinois (6–1) (1)Ohio State (6–2)Michigan State (8–1) (3)8.
9.CornellCalifornia (2–0) (2)Purdue (1–1) (1)Ohio State (2–1)Northwestern (4–0)Princeton (5–0) (2)Miami (FL) (6–0) (8)Tennessee (7–1)Tennessee (8–1) (2)Michigan (5–3–1)9.
10.SMUWashington (2–0)Notre Dame (1–1) (1)Washington (4–0) (5)Cornell (4–0) (2)Illinois (4–1)Illinois (5–1)Michigan State (7–1) (3)Michigan State (8–1) (4)Clemson (8–0–1) (9)10.
11.Ohio StateNorth Carolina (1–1) (1)Washington (3–0) (2)Notre Dame (2–1)Miami (FL) (4–0) (8)Tennessee (5–1)Tennessee (6–1)Clemson (6–0–1) (7)Clemson (7–0–1) (7)Washington (8–2) (4)11.
12.USCAlabama (2–0) (2)Ohio State (1–1)Clemson (3–0) (4)Illinois (3–1) (1)Washington (5–1)Michigan State (6–1)Texas A&M (6–2) (1)Wyoming (8–0) (3)Wyoming (9–0) (4)12.
13.KentuckyUCLA (2–0)Clemson (3–0) (4)Vanderbilt (4–0)Texas A&M (4–1)Michigan State (5–1)Clemson (5–0–1) (7)Wyoming (8–0) (2)Penn (6–2)Illinois (7–2)13.
14.CaliforniaDuke (2–0)Tennessee (2–1)Miami (FL) (3–0) (14)Michigan (2–2)Clemson (4–0–1) (3)Wyoming (7–0) (2)SMU (5–2)Miami (FL) (7–0–1) (1)Ohio State (6–3)14.
15.MarylandIllinois (1–0) (1)Rice (2–0) (1) тRice (3–0)Michigan State (4–1)Penn (4–1)Wisconsin (5–1)Wisconsin (6–1)SMU (6–2)Miami (FL) (8–0–1) (1)15.
16.DukeCornell (1–0)Wisconsin (2–0) тWisconsin (3–0)Clemson (3–0–1)Maryland (4–2)Nebraska (4–1–1)Wake Forest (5–1–1)Nebraska (6–1–1) (2)Ohio (8–2) (1)16.
17.MissouriIowa (1–0) (2)Cornell (2–0) (2)Cornell (3–0) (2)Wake Forest (4–0–1)Florida (5–1)Washington (5–2)Miami (FL) (6–0–1)Alabama (7–2)Nebraska (6–2–1) (2)17.
18.MinnesotaClemson (2–0) (3)Michigan (1–1)Tennessee (3–1)UCLA (3–2)Wyoming (6–0) (2)Maryland (5–2)Nebraska (5–1–1) (1)Washington (7–2)Washington & Lee (8–2) (2)18.
19.Michigan StateMichigan (0–1)Vanderbilt (3–0)Wake Forest (3–0–1) (1)Indiana (2–1–1)UCLA (4–2)Kansas (5–2) тWashington (6–2)Washington & Lee (7–2) (1)Tulsa (8–1–1)19.
20.North CarolinaPenn (1–0)Michigan State (2–1)Northwestern (3–0)Florida (4–1) (1)Wisconsin (4–1)
  • Lehigh (7–0) т
  • UCLA (5–2) т
Penn (5–2)Loyola Marymount (7–0) (1)Tulane (6–2)20.
Preseason
Aug[2]
Week 1
Oct 2[3]
Week 2
Oct 9[4]
Week 3
Oct 16[5]
Week 4
Oct 23[6]
Week 5
Oct 30[7]
Week 6
Nov 6[8]
Week 7
Nov 13[9]
Week 8
Nov 20[10]
Week 9 (Final)
Nov 27[11]
Dropped:
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Ohio State
  • Princeton
  • Tennessee
  • USC
Dropped:
  • Alabama
  • Duke
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • North Carolina
  • Penn
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • Michigan
  • Michigan State
  • Purdue
Dropped:
  • Maryland
  • Notre Dame
  • Rice
  • Stanford
  • Vanderbilt
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
Dropped:
  • Cornell
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Northwestern
  • Texas A&M
  • Wake Forest
Dropped:
  • Florida
  • Penn
Dropped:
  • Kansas
  • Lehigh
  • Maryland
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • Texas A&M
  • Wake Forest
  • Wisconsin
Dropped:
  • Loyola Marymount
  • Penn
  • SMU

Coaches PollEdit

This was the first year for the UP Coaches Poll, and its final edition was released prior to the bowl games, on December 5.[12][13]
Oklahoma received 32 of the 35 first-place votes, with one vote each to Princeton, Michigan State, and Wyoming.[12][13]

Ranking Team Conference Bowl
1 Oklahoma Big Seven Lost Sugar, 7–13
2 Texas Southwest Lost Cotton, 14–20
3 Tennessee SEC Won Cotton, 20–14
4 California Pacific Coast Lost Rose, 6–14
5 Army Independent none
6 Michigan Big Ten Won Rose, 14–6
7 Kentucky SEC Won Sugar, 13–7
8 Princeton Independent none
9 Michigan State Independent
10 Ohio State Big Ten
11 Illinois Big Ten
12 Clemson Southern Won Orange, 15–14
13 Miami (FL) Independent Lost Orange, 14–15
14 Wyoming Skyline none
15 Baylor Southwest
Washington Pacific Coast
17 Alabama SEC
18 Washington & Lee Southern
19 Navy Independent
20 Cornell Independent
Nebraska Big Seven
Wisconsin Big Ten

[12][13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AP Top 25 college football poll kicks off 81st year". Associated Press. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "1950 Preseason AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "October 2, 1950 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "October 9, 1950 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "October 16, 1950 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "October 23, 1950 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "October 30, 1950 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "November 6, 1950 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "November 13, 1950 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  10. ^ "November 20, 1950 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  11. ^ "1950 Final AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  12. ^ a b c "Sooners keep top grid spot". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). United Press. December 5, 1950. p. 16.
  13. ^ a b c Opotowsky, Stan (December 5, 1951). "Oklahoma expected to win Sugar Bowl tilt; extend its winning streak to 32 games". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). United Press. p. 2.