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Final AP Top 20

Writers' poll taken before bowl games.

  Regular SeasonHead CoachAfter Bowls
1Syracuse10–0–0Ben Schwartzwalder11–0–0
2Mississippi9–1–0Johnny Vaught10–1–0
3LSU9–1–0Paul Dietzel9–2–0
4Texas9–1–0Darrell Royal9–2–0
5Georgia9–1–0Wally Butts10–1–0
6Wisconsin7–2–0Milt Bruhn7–3–0
7TCU8–2–0Abe Martin8–3–0
8Washington9–1–0Jim Owens10–1–0
9Arkansas8–2–0Frank Broyles9–2–0
10Alabama7–1–2Bear Bryant7–2–2
11Clemson8–2–0Frank Howard9–2–0
12Penn St.8–2–0Rip Engle9–2–0
13Illinois5–3–1Ray Eliotsame
14Southern Cal.8–2–0Don Clarksame
15Oklahoma7–3–0Bud Wilkinsonsame
16Wyoming9–1–0Bob Devaneysame
17Notre Dame5–5–0Joe Kuharichsame
18Missouri6–4–0Dan Devine6–5–0
19Florida5–4–1Bob Woodruffsame
20Pittsburgh6–4–0John Michelosensame

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