1957 Auburn Tigers football team

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1957 Auburn Tigers football
AuburnTigers.svg
Associated Press National Champions
SEC Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #1
1957 record 10–0 (7–0 SEC)
Head coach Ralph Jordan
Home stadium Cliff Hare Stadium
Seasons
« 1956 1958 »
1957 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Auburn 7 0 0     10 0 0
#7 Ole Miss 5 0 1     9 1 1
#14 Mississippi State 4 2 1     6 2 1
#17 Florida 4 2 1     6 2 1
#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

The 1957 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1957 college 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 with a record of ten wins and zero losses (10–0 overall, 7–0 in the SEC), as SEC champions and as AP National Champions.

Auburn was recognized as national champions by the AP Poll even though they were on probation and did not participate in a bowl game.[1] Ohio State was named the national champion by the Coaches' Poll.[1] 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).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 28 at #8 Tennessee Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 7–0  
October 5 Chattanooga* #7 Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 40–7  
October 12 Kentucky #9 Cliff Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 6–0  
October 19 at Georgia Tech #9 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 3–0  
October 26 at Houston* #5 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 48–7  
November 2 #19 Florida #4 Cliff Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Rivalry) W 13–0  
November 9 #17 Mississippi State #3 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 15–7  
November 16 vs. Georgia #3 Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 6–0  
November 23 at Florida State* #2 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 29–7  
November 30 vs. Alabama #1 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) W 40–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1957 Auburn football schedule[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The USA Today College Football Encyclopedia 2009–2010. New York City: Skyhorse Publishing. 2009. p. 79. ISBN 1602396779. 
  2. ^ 2009 Auburn Football Media Guide (PDF). Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. 2009. p. 188.