1957 Auburn Tigers football team
|1957 Auburn Tigers football|
AP Poll national champion
|1957 record||10–0 (7–0 SEC)|
|Head coach||Ralph Jordan (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
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. Ohio State was named the national champion by the Coaches' Poll, despite having 1 loss. This has led to questions as to whom the chamoionship 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||Shields–Watkins Field • Knoxville, Tennessee||W 7–0|
|October 5||Chattanooga*||No. 7||Cliff Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama||W 40–7|
|October 12||Kentucky||No. 9||Cliff Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama||W 6–0|
|October 19||at Georgia Tech||No. 9||Grant Field • Atlanta||W 3–0|
|October 26||at Houston*||No. 5||Rice Stadium • Houston, Texas||W 48–7|
|November 2||No. 19 Florida||No. 4||Cliff Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama (Rivalry)||W 13–0|
|November 9||No. 17 Mississippi State||No. 3||Legion Field • Birmingham, Alabama||W 15–7|
|November 16||vs. Georgia||No. 3||Memorial Stadium • Columbus, Georgia (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry)||W 6–0|
|November 23||at Florida State*||No. 2||Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, Florida||W 29–7|
|November 30||vs. Alabama||No. 1||Legion Field • Birmingham, Alabama (Iron Bowl)||W 40–0|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
- Source: 1957 Auburn football schedule
- 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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