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Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

  Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Oklahoma10–0–0Bud Wilkinsonsame
2Tennessee10–0–0Bowden Wyatt10–1–0
3Iowa8–1–0Forest Evashevski9–1–0
4Georgia Tech9–1–0Bobby Dodd10–1–0
5Texas A&M9–0–1Bear Bryantsame
6Miami, FL8–1–1Andy Gustafsonsame
7Michigan7–2–0Bennie Oosterbaansame
8Syracuse7–1–0Ben Schwartzwalder7–2–0
9Michigan St.7–2–0Duffy Daughertysame
10Oregon St.7–2–1Tommy Prothro7–3–1
11Baylor8–2–0Sam Boyd9–2–0
12Minnesota6–1–2Murray Warmathsame
13Pittsburgh7–2–1John Michelosen7–3–1
14TCU7–3–0Abe Martin8–3–0
15Ohio St.6–3–0Woody Hayessame
16Navy6–1–2Eddie Erdelatzsame
17G.Washington7–1–1Gene Sherman8–1–1
18Southern Cal.8–2–0Jess Hillsame
19Clemson7–1–2Frank Howard7–2–2
20Colorado7–2–1Dallas Ward8–2–1
 Penn St.6–2–1Rip Englesame

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