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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,[1] as selected by NCAA-designated major selectors of Associated Press, Billingsley, Football Research, Helms, National Championship Foundation, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess), and Williamson.[1]

1957 Auburn Tigers football
AP national champion
SEC champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 1
1957 record10–0 (7–0 SEC)
Head coachRalph Jordan (7th season)
Assistant coachGeorge Atkins (2nd season)
Assistant coachVince Dooley (2nd season)
Assistant coachHal Herring (5th season)
Assistant coachGene Lorendo (7th season)
Home stadiumCliff Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
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
Vanderbilt 3 3 1     5 3 2
LSU 4 4 0     5 5 0
Georgia Tech 3 4 1     4 4 2
Georgia 3 4 0     3 7 0
Tulane 1 5 0     2 8 0
Alabama 1 6 1     2 7 1
Kentucky 1 7 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Ohio State was named the national champion by the Coaches' Poll, despite having 1 loss.[2] 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).

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 28at No. 8 TennesseeW 7–0
October 5Chattanooga*No. 7W 40–7
October 12KentuckyNo. 9
  • Cliff Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 6–0
October 19at Georgia TechNo. 9W 3–0
October 26at Houston*No. 5W 48–7
November 2No. 19 FloridaNo. 4
  • Cliff Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama (rivalry)
W 13–0
November 9No. 17 Mississippi StateNo. 3W 15–7
November 16vs. GeorgiaNo. 3W 6–0
November 23at Florida State*No. 2W 29–7
November 30vs. AlabamaNo. 1
W 40–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • Source: 1957 Auburn football schedule[3]

RosterEdit

  • C Jackie Burkett
  • HB Bobby Hoppe
  • HB Tommy Lorino
  • QB Lloyd Nix
  • E Jimmy Phillips
  • E Jerry Wilson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2018. pp. 113, 120. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  2. ^ The USA Today College Football Encyclopedia 2009–2010. New York City: Skyhorse Publishing. 2009. p. 79. ISBN 1602396779.
  3. ^ 2009 Auburn Football Media Guide (PDF). Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. 2009. p. 188.