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Major Conference Champions

Atlantic CoastDuke4–0
Big SevenOklahoma‡6–0
Big TenOhio St.7–0
Ivy League*Yale/Cornell4–2
Mid-AmericanMiami, OH4–0
Missouri ValleyWichita4–0
Pacific CoastUCLA‡6–0
SouthernWest Virginia3–0
*not a formal league until 1956
‡Both Oklahoma (Orange Bowl) and UCLA (Rose Bowl) were ineligible for conference bowl game berths because of “no repeat” rules.

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