1957 Auburn Tigers football team
The 1957 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1957 NCAA University Division football season. It was the Tigers' 66th overall and 25th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Cliff Hare Stadium in Auburn and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished their undefeated season (10–0 overall, 7–0 in the SEC) as SEC champion and national champion, as selected by NCAA-designated major selectors of Associated Press, Billingsley, Football Research, Helms, National Championship Foundation, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess), and Williamson.
|1957 Auburn Tigers football|
AP national champion
|1957 record||10–0 (7–0 SEC)|
|Head coach||Ralph Jordan (7th season)|
|Assistant coach||George Atkins (2nd season)|
|Assistant coach||Vince Dooley (2nd season)|
|Assistant coach||Hal Herring (5th season)|
|Assistant coach||Gene Lorendo (7th season)|
|Home stadium||Cliff Hare Stadium|
|1957 SEC football standings|
|No. 1 Auburn $||7||–||0||–||0||10||–||0||–||0|
|No. 7 Ole Miss||5||–||0||–||1||9||–||1||–||1|
|No. 14 Mississippi State||4||–||2||–||1||6||–||2||–||1|
|No. 17 Florida||4||–||2||–||1||6||–||2||–||1|
|No. 13 Tennessee||4||–||3||–||0||8||–||3||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
Ohio State was named the national champion by the Coaches' Poll, despite having 1 loss. This has led to questions as to whom the championship should really go to. Most writers choose Ohio State due to their Rose Bowl win over Oregon. This was the first of only two times in the history of the AP championship that it was awarded to a team on probation not allowed to participate in a bowl game (it would occur again in 1974 with Oklahoma).
|September 28||at No. 8 Tennessee||W 7–0|
|October 5||Chattanooga*||No. 7||W 40–7|
|October 12||Kentucky||No. 9||W 6–0|
|October 19||at Georgia Tech||No. 9||W 3–0|
|October 26||at Houston*||No. 5||W 48–7|
|November 2||No. 19 Florida||No. 4||W 13–0|
|November 9||No. 17 Mississippi State||No. 3||W 15–7|
|November 16||vs. Georgia||No. 3||W 6–0|
|November 23||at Florida State*||No. 2||W 29–7|
|November 30||vs. Alabama||No. 1||W 40–0|
- Source: 1957 Auburn football schedule
- C Jackie Burkett
- HB Bobby Hoppe
- HB Tommy Lorino
- QB Lloyd Nix
- E Jimmy Phillips
- E Jerry Wilson
- 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2018. pp. 113, 120. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
- The USA Today College Football Encyclopedia 2009–2010. New York City: Skyhorse Publishing. 2009. p. 79. ISBN 1602396779.
- 2009 Auburn Football Media Guide (PDF). Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. 2009. p. 188.
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