1952 College Football AP Poll

Name the teams that cracked the AP Top 20 during the 1952 college football season
(†) - not allowed to compete against SoCon teams during the regular season due to a conference post-season policy infraction at the end of the 1951 season
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Preseason
1
Michigan State
0
0
 
Independent
2
Maryland
0
0
SoCon (†)
3
Georgia Tech
0
0
SEC
4
Oklahoma
0
0
Big Seven
5
Illinois
0
0
Big Ten
6
Tennessee
0
0
SEC
7
Wisconsin
0
0
Big Ten
8
California
0
0
Pacific Coast
9
TCU
0
0
Southwest
10
Notre Dame
0
0
Independent
11
Texas
0
0
Southwest
12
Penn
0
0
Independent
13
Stanford
0
0
Pacific Coast
14
Princeton
0
0
Independent
15
Washington State
0
0
Pacific Coast
16
USC
0
0
Pacific Coast
17
Kansas
0
0
Big Seven
18
UCLA
0
0
Pacific Coast
19
Duke
0
0
SoCon
20
Ohio State
0
0
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 2 (10/6)
1
Wisconsin
2
0
 
Big Ten
2
Michigan State
2
0
Independent
3
California
3
0
Pacific Coast
4
Maryland
3
0
SoCon (†)
5
Georgia Tech
3
0
SEC
6
Duke
3
0
SoCon
7
USC
3
0
Pacific Coast
8
Notre Dame
1
0
1
Independent
9
Kansas
3
0
 
Big Seven
10
Princeton
2
0
Independent
11
UCLA
3
0
Pacific Coast
12
Oklahoma
1
0
1
Big Seven
13
Illinois
1
1
 
Big Ten
14
Villanova
3
0
Independent
15
Virginia
2
0
Independent
16
Purdue
1
0
1
Big Ten
17
Navy
2
0
 
Independent
18
Alabama
3
0
SEC
19
Georgia
3
0
SEC
20
Penn State
2
0
1
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 4 (10/20)
1
Michigan State
4
0
 
Independent
2
Maryland
5
0
SoCon (†)
3
Oklahoma
3
0
1
Big Seven
4
California
5
0
 
Pacific Coast
5
Georgia Tech
5
0
SEC
6
Duke
5
0
SoCon
7
USC
5
0
Pacific Coast
8
UCLA
5
0
Pacific Coast
9
Virginia
4
0
Independent
10
Wisconsin
3
1
Big Ten
11
Penn
3
0
1
Independent
12
Villanova
5
0
 
Independent
13
Tennessee
3
1
SEC
14
Ohio State
3
1
Big Ten
15
Kansas
4
1
Big Seven
16
Notre Dame
2
1
1
Independent
17
Penn State
4
0
1
Independent
18
Pittsburgh
3
1
 
Independent
19
Michigan
2
2
Big Ten
20
Texas
3
2
Southwest
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 6 (11/3)
1
Michigan State
6
0
 
Independent
2
Maryland
7
0
SoCon (†)
3
Georgia Tech
7
0
SEC
4
Oklahoma
5
0
1
Big Seven
5
UCLA
7
0
 
Pacific Coast
6
USC
6
0
Pacific Coast
7
Kansas
6
1
Big Seven
8
Tennessee
5
1
SEC
9
Purdue
3
2
1
Big Ten
10
Notre Dame
4
1
1
Independent
11
Villanova
6
0
1
Independent
12
Duke
6
1
 
SoCon
13
Texas
5
2
Southwest
14
Ole Miss
5
0
2
SEC
15
Penn State
5
1
1
Independent
16
Alabama
6
1
 
SEC
17
Florida
4
2
SEC
18
Wisconsin
4
2
Big Ten
19
Princeton
5
1
Independent
20
Holy Cross
5
1
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 8 (11/17)
1
Michigan State
8
0
 
Independent
2
Georgia Tech
9
0
SEC
3
UCLA
8
0
Pacific Coast
4
USC
8
0
Pacific Coast
5
Oklahoma
6
1
1
Big Seven
6
Ole Miss
7
0
2
SEC
7
Tennessee
7
1
 
SEC
8
Maryland
7
1
SoCon (†)
9
Notre Dame
5
2
1
Independent
10
Texas
7
2
 
Southwest
11
Tulsa
6
1
1
Missouri Valley
12
Michigan
5
3
 
Big Ten
13
Wisconsin
6
2
Big Ten
14
Alabama
7
2
SEC
15
Syracuse
6
2
Independent
16
Pittsburgh
6
2
Independent
17
Princeton
7
1
Independent
18
Kansas
7
2
Big Seven
19
Houston
6
2
Missouri Valley
20
Duke
7
2
SoCon
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 10 (12/1)
1
Michigan State
9
0
 
Independent
2
Georgia Tech
11
0
SEC
3
Notre Dame
7
2
1
Independent
4
Oklahoma
8
1
1
Big Seven
5
USC
9
1
 
Pacific Coast
6
UCLA
8
1
Pacific Coast
7
Ole Miss
8
0
2
SEC
8
Tennessee
8
1
1
SEC
9
Alabama
9
2
 
SEC
10
Texas
8
2
Southwest
11
Wisconsin
6
2
1
Big Ten
12
Tulsa
8
1
1
Missouri Valley
13
Maryland
7
2
 
SoCon (†)
14
Syracuse
7
2
Independent
15
Florida
6
3
SEC
16
Duke
8
2
SoCon
17
Ohio State
6
3
Big Ten
18
Purdue
4
3
2
Big Ten
19
Princeton
8
1
 
Independent
20
Kentucky
5
3
2
SEC
Week 1 (9/29)
1
Michigan State
1
0
 
Independent
2
Illinois
1
0
Big Ten
3
Maryland
2
0
SoCon (†)
4
California
2
0
Pacific Coast
5
Texas
2
0
Southwest
6
Georgia Tech
2
0
SEC
7
USC
2
0
Pacific Coast
8
Wisconsin
1
0
Big Ten
9
Kansas
2
0
Big Seven
10
Duke
2
0
SoCon
11
Tennessee
1
0
SEC
12
Villanova
2
0
Independent
13
Princeton
1
0
Independent
14
UCLA
2
0
Pacific Coast
15
Ohio State
1
0
Big Ten
16
Virginia
1
0
Independent
17
Rice
1
0
Southwest
18
Ole Miss
1
0
1
SEC
19
Notre Dame
0
0
1
Independent
20
Oklahoma
0
0
1
Big Seven
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 3 (10/13)
1
Michigan State
3
0
 
Big Ten
2
Maryland
4
0
SoCon (†)
3
California
4
0
Pacific Coast
4
Georgia Tech
4
0
SEC
5
Duke
4
0
SoCon
6
Oklahoma
2
0
1
Big Seven
7
USC
4
0
 
Pacific Coast
8
Kansas
4
0
Big Seven
9
Purdue
2
0
1
Big Ten
10
UCLA
4
0
 
Pacific Coast
11
Virginia
3
0
Independent
12
Wisconsin
2
1
Big Ten
13
Stanford
4
0
Pacific Coast
14
Penn
2
0
1
Independent
15
Villanova
4
0
 
Independent
16
Ohio State
2
1
Big Ten
17
Illinois
2
1
Big Ten
18
Alabama
4
0
SEC
19
Penn State
3
0
1
Independent
20
Navy
3
0
 
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 5 (10/27)
1
Michigan State
5
0
 
Independent
2
Maryland
6
0
SoCon (†)
3
Oklahoma
4
0
1
Big Seven
4
Georgia Tech
6
0
 
SEC
5
USC
6
0
Pacific Coast
6
Duke
6
0
SoCon
7
UCLA
6
0
Pacific Coast
8
Purdue
3
1
1
Big Ten
9
Kansas
5
1
 
Big Seven
10
Villanova
6
0
Independent
11
California
5
1
Pacific Coast
12
Tennessee
4
1
SEC
13
Notre Dame
3
1
1
Independent
14
Texas
4
2
 
Southwest
15
Michigan
3
2
Big Ten
16
Virginia
4
1
Independent
17
Penn
3
0
2
Independent
18
Wisconsin
3
2
 
Big Ten
19
Alabama
5
1
SEC
20
Florida
3
2
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 7 (11/10)
1
Michigan State
7
0
 
Independent
2
Georgia Tech
8
0
SEC
3
Maryland
7
0
SoCon (†)
4
UCLA
8
0
Pacific Coast
5
USC
7
0
Pacific Coast
6
Notre Dame
5
1
1
Independent
7
Tennessee
6
1
 
SEC
8
Oklahoma
5
1
1
Big Seven
9
Texas
6
2
 
Southwest
10
Purdue
3
2
2
Big Ten
11
Ole Miss
6
0
2
SEC
12
Alabama
7
1
 
SEC
13
Syracuse
5
2
Independent
14
Pittsburgh
5
2
Independent
15
Wisconsin
5
2
Big Ten
16
Princeton
6
1
Independent
17
Washington
6
2
Pacific Coast
18
Florida
5
2
SEC
19
Kansas
6
2
Big Seven
20
Michigan
4
3
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 9 (11/24)
1
Michigan State
9
0
 
Independent
2
USC
9
0
Pacific Coast
3
Georgia Tech
10
0
SEC
4
Oklahoma
7
1
1
Big Seven
5
UCLA
8
1
 
Pacific Coast
6
Ole Miss
7
0
2
SEC
7
Notre Dame
6
2
1
Independent
8
Alabama
8
2
 
SEC
9
Tennessee
7
1
1
SEC
10
Texas
7
2
 
Southwest
11
Tulsa
7
1
1
Missouri Valley
12
Wisconsin
6
2
1
Big Ten
13
Duke
8
2
 
SoCon
14
Purdue
4
3
2
Big Ten
15
Maryland
7
2
 
SoCon (†)
16
Syracuse
7
2
Independent
17
Florida
6
3
SEC
18
Princeton
8
1
Independent
19
Kentucky
5
3
2
SEC
20
Virginia
7
2
 
Independent
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