1939 NCAA football rankings

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One human poll comprised the 1939 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. The Coaches' Poll began operation in 1950; in addition, the AP Poll did not begin conducting preseason polls until that same year.

Legend[edit]

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

AP Poll[edit]

The final AP Poll was released on December 11, at the end of the 1939 regular season, weeks before the major bowls. The AP would not release a post-bowl season final poll regularly until 1968.

Week 1
Oct 16[1]
Week 2
Oct 23[2]
Week 3
Oct 30[3]
Week 4
Nov 6[4]
Week 5
Nov 13[5]
Week 6
Nov 20[6]
Week 7
Nov 27[7]
Week 8
Dec 4[8]
Week 9 (Final)
Dec 11[9]
1. Pittsburgh (3-0) (25) Tennessee (4-0) (83) Tennessee (5-0) (67) Tennessee (6-0) (81) Tennessee (7-0) (66) Texas A&M (9-0) (38) Texas A&M (9-0) (27) т Tennessee (9-0) (19) Texas A&M (10-0) (55) 1.
2. Notre Dame (3-0) (16) Notre Dame (4-0) (12) Michigan (4-0) (20) Texas A&M (7-0) (6) Texas A&M (8-0) Tennessee (8-0) (33) USC (6-0-1) (25) т Texas A&M (10-0) (28) Tennessee (10-0) (26) 2.
3. Oklahoma (2-0-1) (10) Michigan (3-0) (8) Cornell (4-0) (18) Notre Dame (6-0) (11) USC (5-0-1) (10) Cornell (7-0) (20) Cornell (8-0) (34) USC (7-0-1) (18) USC (7-0-2) (9) 3.
4. Tulane (3-0) (14) Ohio State (3-0) (5) Notre Dame (5-0) (12) USC (4-0-1) (5) Cornell (6-0) (3) USC (5-0-1) (11) Tennessee (8-0) (18) Cornell (8-0) (15) Cornell (8-0) (16) 4.
5. Tennessee (3-0) (26.5) Texas A&M (5-0) (6) Texas A&M (6-0) (6) Cornell (5-0) (1) Oklahoma (6-0-1) (2) Tulane (6-0-1) (3) Tulane (7-0-1) (4) Tulane (8-0-1) (5) Tulane (8-0-1) 5.
6. Michigan (2-0) (10) Oklahoma (3-0-1) (2) Oklahoma (4-0-1) (2) Oklahoma (5-0-1) (3) Tulane (5-0-1) (2) Ohio State (6-1) (1) Duquesne (8-0) Duke (8-1) (1) Missouri (8-1) 6.
7. USC (2-0-1) Cornell (3-0) (1) USC (3-0-1) (1) Tulane (4-0-1) North Carolina (7-0-1) (1) Notre Dame (7-1) Duke (8-1) (2) Missouri (8-1) UCLA (6-0-4) 7.
8. Alabama (3-0) (2.5) USC (2-0-1) Tulane (4-0-1) (1) North Carolina (6-0-1) (1) Ohio State (5-1) Duke (7-1) (2) Missouri (8-1) Iowa (6-1-1) Duke (8-1) (2) 8.
9. Texas A&M (4-0) (5) Tulane (3-0-1) (1) North Carolina (5-0-1) (1) Ohio State (4-1) Notre Dame (6-1) Iowa (6-1) (1) Iowa (6-1-1) UCLA (6-0-3) Iowa (6-1-1) 9.
10. Ohio State (2-0) (11) Nebraska (3-0-1) Nebraska (4-0-1) Michigan (4-1) Duquesne (7-0) Missouri (7-1) Holy Cross (7-1) Duquesne (8-0-1) Duquesne (8-0-1) 10.
11. Oregon (2-0-1) (2) Duquesne (4-0) Oregon State (5-0) UCLA (5-0-1) UCLA (5-0-1) Holy Cross (7-1) Notre Dame (7-2) Notre Dame (7-2) Boston College (9-1) 11.
12. Cornell (2-0) (1) Duke (3-1) Duke (4-1) Duquesne (6-0) Missouri (6-1) Duquesne (7-0) Ohio State (6-2) Ohio State (6-2) Clemson (8-1) 12.
13. Duke (2-1) North Carolina (4-0-1) Duquesne (5-0) SMU (3-1-1) Duke (6-1) UCLA (5-0-2) UCLA (5-0-3) Georgia Tech (7-2) Notre Dame (7-2) 13.
14. North Carolina (4-0) Mississippi (4-0) Ohio State (3-1) Dartmouth (5-0-1) Santa Clara (4-1-2) Oklahoma (6-1-1) Clemson (8-1) (1) Boston College (9-1) Santa Clara (5-1-3) 14.
15. Carnegie Mellon (3-0) Oregon State (4-0) Kentucky (5-0) Duke (5-1) Iowa (5-1) Clemson (7-1) (1) Michigan (6-2) Clemson (8-1) (1) Ohio State (6-2) 15.
16. Nebraska (2-0-1) Penn (3-0) SMU (2-1-1) Santa Clara (3-1-2) Clemson (6-1) (1) Georgetown (7-0-1) North Carolina (7-1-1) Santa Clara (5-1-3) Georgia Tech (8-2) 16.
17. Mississippi (3-0) SMU (2-1-1) New York (4-1) New York (5-1) SMU (3-2-1) North Carolina (7-1-1) т Georgetown (7-0-1) Nebraska (7-1-1) Fordham (6-2) 17.
18. SMU (1-1-1) Pittsburgh (3-1) LSU (4-1) Kentucky (5-0-1) Holy Cross (6-1) Santa Clara (4-1-3) т Nebraska (7-1-1) Fordham (6-2) т Nebraska (7-1-1) 18.
19. Baylor (3-0) New York (3-1) Alabama (4-1) т Mississippi (5-1) Oregon State (6-1) Georgia Tech (5-2) т San Jose State (12-0) San Jose State (13-0) т Oklahoma (6-2-1) 19.
20. St. Mary's (2-0) Alabama (3-1) UCLA (4-0-1) т Alabama (4-1-1)
Princeton (6-1) т Santa Clara (5-1-3) Georgetown (7-0-1) Michigan (6-2) 20.
Week 1
Oct 16[1]
Week 2
Oct 23[2]
Week 3
Oct 30[3]
Week 4
Nov 6[4]
Week 5
Nov 13[5]
Week 6
Nov 20[6]
Week 7
Nov 27[7]
Week 8
Dec 4[8]
Week 9 (Final)
Dec 11[9]
Dropped:
  • Baylor
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Oregon
  • St. Mary's
Dropped:
  • Mississippi
  • Penn
  • Pittsburgh
Dropped:
  • LSU
  • Nebraska
  • Oregon State
Dropped:
  • Alabama
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • New York
Dropped:
  • Dartmouth
  • Minnesota
  • Oregon State
  • SMU
Dropped:
  • Georgia Tech
  • Oklahoma
  • Princeton
Dropped:
  • Holy Cross
  • Michigan
  • North Carolina
Dropped:
  • Georgetown
  • San Jose State

References[edit]

  1. ^ "October 16, 1939 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "October 23, 1939 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  3. ^ "October 30, 1939 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  4. ^ "November 6, 1939 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  5. ^ "November 13, 1939 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  6. ^ "November 20, 1939 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  7. ^ "November 27, 1939 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  8. ^ "December 4, 1939 AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  9. ^ "1939 Final AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved March 26, 2017.