1959 College Football AP Poll

Name the teams that cracked the AP Top 20 during the 1959 college football season
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Preseason
1
LSU
0
0
 
SEC
2
Oklahoma
0
0
Big Seven
3
Auburn
0
0
SEC
4
SMU
0
0
Southwest
5
Army
0
0
Independent
6
Wisconsin
0
0
Big Ten
7
Ohio State
0
0
Big Ten
8
Ole Miss
0
0
SEC
9
Iowa
0
0
Big Ten
10
Northwestern
0
0
Big Ten
11
Purdue
0
0
Big Ten
12
North Carolina
0
0
ACC
13
TCU
0
0
Southwest
14
South Carolina
0
0
ACC
15
Air Force
0
0
Independent
16
Notre Dame
0
0
Independent
17
Texas
0
0
Southwest
18
Clemson
0
0
ACC
19
Michigan State
0
0
Big Ten
20
Syracuse
0
0
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 2 (9/28)
1
LSU
2
0
 
SEC
2
Northwestern
1
0
Big Ten
3
Ole Miss
2
0
SEC
4
Army
1
0
Independent
5
Iowa
1
0
Big Ten
6
Clemson
2
0
ACC
7
Georgia Tech
2
0
SEC
8
Notre Dame
1
0
Independent
9
Tennessee
1
0
SEC
10
Texas
2
0
Southwest
11
USC
2
0
Western Universities
12
Wisconsin
1
0
Big Ten
13
Georgia
2
0
SEC
14
Ohio State
1
0
Big Ten
15
Navy
2
0
Independent
16
South Carolina
2
0
ACC
17
Auburn
0
1
SEC
18
Air Force
1
0
Independent
19
Florida
2
0
SEC
20
Syracuse
1
0
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 4 (10/12)
1
LSU
4
0
 
SEC
2
Northwestern
3
0
Big Ten
3
Texas
4
0
Southwest
4
Georgia Tech
4
0
SEC
5
Ole Miss
4
0
SEC
6
Purdue
2
0
1
Big Ten
7
USC
3
0
 
Western Universities
8
Syracuse
3
0
Independent
9
Iowa
2
1
Big Ten
10
Penn State
4
0
Independent
11
Auburn
2
1
SEC
12
Arkansas
4
0
Southwest
13
Illinois
2
1
Big Ten
14
Tennessee
2
1
SEC
15
Clemson
3
1
ACC
SMU
2
1
Southwest
17
Air Force
3
0
Independent
18
Washington
4
0
Western Universities
19
Florida
3
0
1
SEC
20
Pittsburgh
3
1
 
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 6 (10/26)
1
LSU
6
0
 
SEC
2
Northwestern
5
0
Big Ten
3
Ole Miss
6
0
SEC
4
Texas
6
0
Southwest
5
Syracuse
5
0
Independent
6
USC
5
0
Western Universities
7
Penn State
6
0
Independent
8
Auburn
4
1
SEC
9
Georgia Tech
5
1
SEC
10
Wisconsin
4
1
Big Ten
11
Purdue
3
1
1
Big Ten
12
Clemson
4
1
 
ACC
13
Yale
5
0
Ivy League
14
Georgia
5
1
SEC
15
TCU
4
2
Southwest
16
Oregon
5
1
Independent
17
Arkansas
4
2
Southwest
Washington
5
1
Western Universities
19
Oklahoma
3
2
Big Seven
20
Tennessee
3
1
1
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 8 (11/9)
1
Syracuse
7
0
 
Independent
2
Texas
8
0
Southwest
3
LSU
7
1
SEC
4
USC
7
0
Western Universities
5
Ole Miss
7
1
SEC
6
Northwestern
6
1
Big Ten
7
Wisconsin
6
1
Big Ten
8
Auburn
6
1
SEC
9
Tennessee
5
1
1
SEC
10
Penn State
7
1
 
Independent
11
Clemson
6
1
ACC
12
Georgia
7
1
SEC
13
Washington
7
1
Western Universities
14
Oregon
7
1
Independent
15
Georgia Tech
6
2
SEC
16
Iowa
4
3
Big Ten
North Texas State
8
0
Missouri Valley
18
TCU
5
2
Southwest
19
Michigan State
4
3
Big Ten
20
Arkansas
6
2
Southwest
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 10 (11/23)
1
Syracuse
9
0
 
Independent
2
Ole Miss
8
1
SEC
3
LSU
9
1
SEC
4
Texas
8
1
Southwest
5
Wisconsin
7
2
Big Ten
6
Georgia
8
1
SEC
7
USC
8
1
Western Universities
8
TCU
7
2
Southwest
9
Washington
9
1
Western Universities
10
Arkansas
8
2
Southwest
11
Auburn
7
2
SEC
12
Miami
6
3
Independent
13
Illinois
5
3
1
Big Ten
14
Clemson
7
2
 
ACC
15
Penn State
8
2
Independent
16
Pittsburgh
6
4
Independent
17
Oklahoma
6
3
Big Seven
18
Missouri
6
4
Big Seven
19
Alabama
6
1
2
SEC
20
UCLA
4
3
1
Western Universities
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 12 (12/7)
1
Syracuse
10
0
 
Independent
2
Ole Miss
9
1
SEC
3
LSU
9
1
SEC
4
Texas
9
1
Southwest
5
Georgia
9
1
SEC
6
Wisconsin
7
2
Big Ten
7
TCU
8
2
Southwest
8
Washington
9
1
Western Universities
9
Arkansas
8
2
Southwest
10
Alabama
7
1
2
SEC
11
Clemson
8
2
 
ACC
12
Penn State
8
2
Independent
13
Illinois
5
3
1
Big Ten
14
USC
8
2
 
Western Universities
15
Oklahoma
7
3
Big Seven
16
Wyoming
9
1
Skyline Conference
17
Notre Dame
5
5
Independent
18
Missouri
6
4
Big Seven
19
Florida
5
4
1
SEC
20
Pittsburgh
6
4
 
Independent
Week 1 (9/21)
1
LSU
1
0
 
SEC
2
Oklahoma
0
0
Big Seven
3
Auburn
0
0
SEC
4
Ole Miss
1
0
SEC
5
Clemson
1
0
ACC
6
SMU
0
0
Southwest
7
Army
0
0
Independent
8
Wisconsin
0
0
Big Ten
9
TCU
1
0
Southwest
10
Northwestern
0
0
Big Ten
11
USC
1
0
Western Universities
12
Ohio State
0
0
Big Ten
13
Iowa
0
0
Big Ten
Navy
1
0
Independent
15
Texas
1
0
Southwest
16
Georgia Tech
1
0
SEC
17
Georgia
1
0
SEC
18
Penn State
1
0
Independent
19
Florida
1
0
SEC
20
South Carolina
1
0
ACC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 3 (10/5)
1
LSU
3
0
 
SEC
2
Northwestern
2
0
Big Ten
3
Georgia Tech
3
0
SEC
4
Texas
3
0
Southwest
5
Ole Miss
3
0
SEC
6
USC
3
0
Western Universities
7
Purdue
1
0
1
Big Ten
8
Tennessee
2
0
 
SEC
9
Wisconsin
2
0
Big Ten
10
Iowa
1
1
Big Ten
11
South Carolina
3
0
ACC
12
Syracuse
2
0
Independent
13
Oklahoma
1
1
Big Seven
14
Auburn
1
1
SEC
15
SMU
1
1
Southwest
16
Penn State
3
0
Independent
17
Florida
3
0
SEC
18
Air Force
2
0
Independent
19
Arkansas
3
0
Southwest
20
Illinois
1
1
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 5 (10/19)
1
LSU
5
0
 
SEC
2
Northwestern
4
0
Big Ten
3
Texas
5
0
Southwest
4
Ole Miss
5
0
SEC
5
USC
4
0
Western Universities
6
Syracuse
4
0
Independent
7
Auburn
3
1
SEC
8
Penn State
5
0
Independent
9
Georgia Tech
4
1
SEC
10
Arkansas
4
1
Southwest
11
Oregon
5
0
Independent
12
Wisconsin
3
1
Big Ten
13
Illinois
3
1
Big Ten
14
Purdue
2
1
1
Big Ten
15
Iowa
2
2
 
Big Ten
16
TCU
3
2
Southwest
17
Clemson
3
1
ACC
18
Oklahoma
2
2
Big Seven
19
Yale
4
0
Ivy League
20
Ohio State
2
2
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 7 (11/2)
1
LSU
7
0
 
SEC
2
Northwestern
6
0
Big Ten
3
Texas
7
0
Southwest
4
Syracuse
6
0
Independent
5
Ole Miss
6
1
SEC
6
USC
6
0
Western Universities
7
Penn State
7
0
Independent
8
Auburn
5
1
SEC
9
Wisconsin
5
1
Big Ten
10
Clemson
5
1
ACC
11
Georgia
6
1
SEC
12
Washington
6
1
Western Universities
13
Tennessee
4
1
1
SEC
14
Purdue
3
1
2
Big Ten
15
Oregon
6
1
 
Independent
16
Arkansas
5
2
Southwest
17
TCU
5
2
Southwest
18
Air Force
4
1
1
Independent
19
Georgia Tech
5
2
 
SEC
20
North Texas State
7
0
Missouri Valley
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 9 (11/16)
1
Syracuse
8
0
 
Independent
2
Ole Miss
8
1
SEC
3
LSU
8
1
SEC
4
USC
8
0
Western Universities
5
Texas
8
1
Southwest
6
Georgia
8
1
SEC
7
Penn State
8
1
Independent
8
Northwestern
6
2
Big Ten
9
Wisconsin
6
2
Big Ten
10
TCU
6
2
Southwest
11
Michigan State
5
3
Big Ten
12
Auburn
6
2
SEC
13
Arkansas
7
2
Southwest
14
Washington
8
1
Western Universities
15
Oregon
8
1
Independent
16
Iowa
5
3
Big Ten
17
Alabama
5
1
2
SEC
18
Miami
5
3
 
Independent
19
Clemson
6
2
ACC
20
Tennessee
5
2
1
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 11 (11/30)
1
Syracuse
9
0
 
Independent
2
Ole Miss
9
1
SEC
3
LSU
9
1
SEC
4
Texas
9
1
Southwest
5
Georgia
9
1
SEC
6
Wisconsin
7
2
Big Ten
7
TCU
8
2
Southwest
8
Washington
9
1
Western Universities
9
Arkansas
8
2
Southwest
10
Clemson
8
2
ACC
11
Alabama
7
1
2
SEC
12
Illinois
5
3
1
Big Ten
13
USC
8
2
 
Western Universities
14
Penn State
8
2
Independent
15
Oklahoma
7
3
Big Seven
16
Wyoming
9
1
Skyline Conference
17
UCLA
5
3
1
Western Universities
18
Florida
5
4
1
SEC
19
Notre Dame
5
5
 
Independent
20
Missouri
6
4
Big Seven
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