1953 College Football AP Poll

Name the teams that cracked the AP Top 20 during the 1953 college football season
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Preseason
1
Notre Dame
0
0
 
Independent
2
Michigan State
0
0
Big Ten
3
Georgia Tech
0
0
SEC
4
UCLA
0
0
Pacific Coast
5
Alabama
0
0
SEC
6
Oklahoma
0
0
Big Seven
7
Ohio State
0
0
Big Ten
8
USC
0
0
Pacific Coast
9
Maryland
0
0
ACC
10
Duke
0
0
ACC
11
Texas
0
0
Southwest
12
Rice
0
0
Southwest
13
Navy
0
0
Independent
14
California
0
0
Pacific Coast
15
Florida
0
0
SEC
16
West Virginia
0
0
SoCon
17
Pittsburgh
0
0
Independent
Tennessee
0
0
SEC
19
Princeton
0
0
Independent
20
Baylor
0
0
Southwest
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 1 (9/28)
1
Notre Dame
1
0
 
Independent
2
Michigan State
1
0
Big Ten
3
Maryland
2
0
ACC
4
Michigan
1
0
Big Ten
5
UCLA
2
0
Pacific Coast
6
Ohio State
1
0
Big Ten
7
USC
2
0
Pacific Coast
8
Oklahoma
0
1
Big Seven
9
Georgia Tech
1
0
1
SEC
10
Baylor
1
0
 
Southwest
11
Mississippi State
2
0
SEC
12
Duke
2
0
ACC
13
West Virginia
1
0
SoCon
14
Rice
1
0
Southwest
15
Ole Miss
2
0
SEC
16
Wisconsin
1
0
Big Ten
17
Texas
1
1
Southwest
18
Georgia
2
0
SEC
19
LSU
1
0
1
SEC
20
Holy Cross
1
0
 
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 2 (10/5)
1
Notre Dame
2
0
 
Independent
2
Michigan State
2
0
Big Ten
3
Ohio State
2
0
Big Ten
4
Maryland
3
0
ACC
5
Michigan
2
0
Big Ten
6
UCLA
3
0
Pacific Coast
7
USC
3
0
Pacific Coast
8
Duke
3
0
ACC
9
Baylor
2
0
Southwest
10
Georgia Tech
2
0
1
SEC
11
Rice
2
0
 
Southwest
12
West Virginia
2
0
SoCon
13
Mississippi State
3
0
SEC
14
LSU
2
0
1
SEC
15
Texas
2
1
 
Southwest
16
Oklahoma
0
1
1
Big Seven
17
Pittsburgh
0
1
1
Independent
18
Northwestern
2
0
 
Big Ten
19
Holy Cross
2
0
Independent
20
Penn
2
0
Independent
Mississippi Southern
3
0
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 3 (10/12)
1
Notre Dame
2
0
 
Independent
2
Michigan State
3
0
Big Ten
3
Maryland
4
0
ACC
4
UCLA
4
0
Pacific Coast
5
Michigan
3
0
Big Ten
6
Georgia Tech
3
0
1
SEC
7
Duke
4
0
 
ACC
8
Baylor
3
0
Southwest
9
Illinois
2
0
1
Big Ten
10
West Virginia
3
0
 
SoCon
11
Rice
3
0
Southwest
12
Oklahoma
1
1
1
Big Seven
13
USC
3
0
1
Pacific Coast
14
Navy
2
0
1
Independent
15
Pittsburgh
1
1
1
Independent
16
California
2
2
 
Pacific Coast
17
Ohio State
2
1
Big Ten
Mississippi Southern
4
0
Independent
19
Auburn
2
0
1
SEC
20
Mississippi State
3
0
1
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 4 (10/19)
1
Notre Dame
3
0
 
Independent
2
Michigan State
4
0
Big Ten
3
Maryland
5
0
ACC
4
Georgia Tech
4
0
1
SEC
5
Michigan
4
0
 
Big Ten
6
Baylor
4
0
Southwest
7
Illinois
3
0
1
Big Ten
8
West Virginia
4
0
 
SoCon
9
Oklahoma
2
1
1
Big Seven
10
Navy
3
0
1
Independent
11
USC
4
0
1
Pacific Coast
12
UCLA
4
1
 
Pacific Coast
13
SMU
2
1
Southwest
14
LSU
3
0
2
SEC
15
Texas A&M
4
0
1
Southwest
16
Duke
4
1
 
ACC
Kentucky
2
2
1
SEC
18
Pittsburgh
1
2
1
Independent
19
Mississippi Southern
5
0
 
Independent
20
Stanford
3
2
Pacific Coast
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 5 (10/26)
1
Notre Dame
4
0
 
Independent
2
Maryland
6
0
ACC
3
Baylor
5
0
Southwest
4
Illinois
4
0
1
Big Ten
5
West Virginia
5
0
 
SoCon
6
Michigan State
4
1
Big Ten
7
USC
5
0
1
Pacific Coast
8
Georgia Tech
4
1
1
SEC
9
Oklahoma
3
1
1
Big Seven
10
UCLA
5
1
 
Pacific Coast
11
SMU
3
1
Southwest
12
Rice
4
1
Southwest
13
Duke
5
1
ACC
14
Minnesota
2
3
Big Ten
15
Army
4
1
Independent
16
Michigan
4
1
Big Ten
17
Stanford
4
2
Pacific Coast
18
Ole Miss
5
1
SEC
19
Kentucky
3
2
1
SEC
20
Navy
3
1
1
Independent
Week 6 (11/2)
1
Notre Dame
5
0
 
Independent
2
Maryland
7
0
ACC
3
Baylor
6
0
Southwest
4
Illinois
5
0
1
Big Ten
5
Michigan State
5
1
 
Big Ten
6
Georgia Tech
5
1
1
SEC
7
West Virginia
6
0
 
SoCon
8
Oklahoma
4
1
1
Big Seven
9
UCLA
6
1
 
Pacific Coast
10
Duke
6
1
ACC
11
Stanford
5
2
Pacific Coast
12
Ole Miss
6
1
SEC
13
Minnesota
3
3
Big Ten
14
Kentucky
4
2
1
SEC
15
Auburn
4
1
1
SEC
16
Ohio State
5
1
 
Big Ten
17
Michigan
5
1
Big Ten
USC
5
1
1
Pacific Coast
19
Texas
4
3
 
Southwest
20
Alabama
3
1
3
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 7 (11/9)
1
Notre Dame
6
0
 
Independent
2
Maryland
8
0
ACC
3
Illinois
6
0
1
Big Ten
4
Michigan State
6
1
 
Big Ten
5
Georgia Tech
6
1
1
SEC
6
Oklahoma
5
1
1
Big Seven
7
UCLA
6
1
 
Pacific Coast
8
West Virginia
7
0
SoCon
9
Baylor
6
1
Southwest
10
Texas
5
3
Southwest
11
Ole Miss
7
1
SEC
12
USC
6
1
1
Pacific Coast
13
Kentucky
5
2
1
SEC
14
Duke
6
1
1
ACC
15
Minnesota
4
3
 
Big Ten
16
Rice
5
2
Southwest
Stanford
5
3
Pacific Coast
18
Tennessee
4
2
1
SEC
19
Texas Tech
7
1
 
Border Conference
20
Auburn
5
1
1
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 8 (11/16)
1
Notre Dame
7
0
 
Independent
2
Maryland
9
0
ACC
3
Michigan State
7
1
Big Ten
4
Oklahoma
6
1
1
Big Seven
5
UCLA
7
1
 
Pacific Coast
6
Texas
6
3
Southwest
7
Illinois
6
1
1
Big Ten
8
Wisconsin
6
2
 
Big Ten
9
USC
6
1
1
Pacific Coast
10
Rice
6
2
 
Southwest
11
Alabama
5
1
3
SEC
12
Georgia Tech
6
2
1
SEC
13
Kentucky
6
2
1
SEC
14
Auburn
6
1
1
SEC
15
Duke
6
1
1
ACC
16
Stanford
6
3
 
Pacific Coast
17
Texas Tech
8
1
Border Conference
18
South Carolina
6
2
ACC
19
West Virginia
7
1
SoCon
20
Iowa
5
3
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 9 (11/23)
1
Maryland
10
0
 
ACC
2
Notre Dame
7
0
1
Independent
3
Michigan State
8
1
 
Big Ten
4
Oklahoma
7
1
1
Big Seven
5
UCLA
8
1
 
Pacific Coast
6
Illinois
7
1
1
Big Ten
7
Texas
6
3
 
Southwest
8
Rice
7
2
Southwest
9
Iowa
5
3
1
Big Ten
10
Georgia Tech
7
2
1
SEC
11
West Virginia
8
1
 
SoCon
12
Wisconsin
6
2
1
Big Ten
13
Kentucky
7
2
1
SEC
14
Texas Tech
9
1
 
Border Conference
15
South Carolina
7
2
ACC
16
Auburn
7
1
1
SEC
17
Baylor
7
2
 
Southwest
18
Army
6
1
1
Independent
19
Stanford
6
3
1
Pacific Coast
20
USC
6
2
1
Pacific Coast
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 10 (11/30)
1
Maryland
10
0
 
ACC
2
Notre Dame
8
0
1
Independent
3
Michigan State
8
1
 
Big Ten
4
Oklahoma
8
1
1
Big Seven
5
UCLA
8
1
 
Pacific Coast
6
Rice
8
2
Southwest
7
Illinois
7
1
1
Big Ten
8
Georgia Tech
8
2
1
SEC
9
Iowa
5
3
1
Big Ten
10
West Virginia
8
1
 
SoCon
11
Texas
7
3
Southwest
12
Texas Tech
10
1
Border Conference
13
Alabama
6
2
3
SEC
14
Army
7
1
1
Independent
15
Wisconsin
6
2
1
Big Ten
16
Kentucky
7
2
1
SEC
17
Auburn
7
2
1
SEC
18
Duke
7
2
1
ACC
19
Stanford
6
3
1
Pacific Coast
20
Michigan
6
3
 
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