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1940 College Football Rankings

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                                                                  STRENGTH OF
                                     AVERAGE   OVERALL     CONF     SCHEDULE     AP
RANK TEAM                       CONF   SCORE    W- L-T   W- L-T     AVG  RANK   RANK

   1 Minnesota                   WES   98.95    8- 0-0   6- 0-0   82.97     1      1
   2 Michigan                    WES   98.79    7- 1-0   3- 1-0   70.05     9      3
   3 Northwestern                WES   96.59    6- 2-0   4- 2-0   73.88     6      8
   4 Stanford                    PCC   94.87   10- 0-0   7- 0-0   63.90    18      2
   5 Texas A&M                   SWC   94.44    9- 1-0   5- 1-0   63.72    20      6
   6 Texas                       SWC   93.80    8- 2-0   4- 2-0   69.05    11       
   7 Tennessee                   SEC   92.41   10- 1-0   5- 0-0   47.12    55      4
   8 Nebraska                    BG6   92.30    8- 2-0   5- 0-0   61.32    23      7
   9 Washington                  PCC   92.30    7- 2-0   7- 1-0   60.97    25     10
  10 Boston College              IND   91.66   11- 0-0   0- 0-0   43.18    66      5
  11 Mississippi State           SEC   91.48   10- 0-1   4- 0-1   45.32    60      9
  12 Duke                        SOU   90.89    7- 2-0   4- 1-0   56.77    33     18
  13 Santa Clara                 IND   89.08    6- 1-1   0- 0-0   51.71    43     11
  14 Southern Methodist          SWC   88.84    8- 1-1   5- 1-0   62.74    21     16
  15 Cornell                     IND   88.04    6- 2-0   0- 0-0   50.86    45     15
  16 Georgetown                  IND   88.03    8- 2-0   0- 0-0   38.86    74     13
  17 Fordham                     IND   85.41    7- 2-0   0- 0-0   57.59    31     12
  18 Ohio State                  WES   82.66    4- 4-0   3- 3-0   76.62     4       
  19 Mississippi                 SEC   82.60    9- 2-0   3- 1-0   40.94    69       
  20 Pennsylvania                IND   81.25    6- 1-1   0- 0-0   45.88    59     14
  21 Notre Dame                  IND   80.63    7- 2-0   0- 0-0   44.83    61       
  22 Rice                        SWC   78.48    7- 3-0   4- 2-0   60.89    26       
  23 Duquesne                    IND   74.17    7- 1-0   0- 0-0   38.34    77       
  24 Iowa                        WES   74.01    4- 4-0   2- 3-0   64.43    17       
  25 Clemson                     SOU   73.65    6- 2-1   4- 0-0   37.25    81       
  26 Oklahoma                    BG6   72.97    6- 3-0   4- 1-0   57.70    30       
  27 Alabama                     SEC   72.93    7- 2-0   4- 2-0   44.51    63       
  28 Indiana                     WES   72.86    3- 5-0   2- 3-0   78.71     2       
  29 Auburn                      SEC   72.56    6- 4-1   3- 2-1   62.30    22       
  30 Oregon State                PCC   71.41    5- 3-1   4- 3-1   53.10    41       
  31 Wisconsin                   WES   70.30    4- 4-0   3- 3-0   66.84    15       
  32 Wake Forest                 SOU   69.93    7- 3-0   4- 2-0   44.49    64       
  33 Hardin-Simmons              IND   69.46    9- 0-0   0- 0-0   13.77   122     17
  34 Colgate                     IND   68.19    5- 3-0   0- 0-0   47.52    52       
  35 Penn State                  IND   67.95    6- 1-1   0- 0-0   32.70    92       
  36 Missouri                    BG6   67.64    6- 3-0   3- 2-0   41.97    67       
  37 Tulane                      SEC   67.63    5- 5-0   1- 3-0   67.22    14       
  38 Tulsa                       MVC   67.11    7- 3-0   4- 0-0   47.73    50       
  39 Navy                        IND   65.79    6- 2-1   0- 0-0   41.79    68       
  40 North Carolina              SOU   65.64    6- 4-0   3- 2-0   50.97    44       
  41 Oregon                      PCC   64.90    4- 4-1   3- 4-1   54.97    36       
  42 Pittsburgh                  IND   64.60    3- 4-1   0- 0-0   74.04     5       
  43 Louisiana State             SEC   64.22    6- 4-0   3- 3-0   56.99    32       
  44 Detroit Mercy               IND   64.19    7- 2-0   0- 0-0   32.83    91       
  45 Columbia                    IND   63.44    5- 2-2   0- 0-0   54.24    37       
  46 Michigan State              IND   63.19    3- 4-1   0- 0-0   58.66    28       
  47 William & Mary              SOU   63.06    6- 2-1   2- 1-1   31.60    94       
  48 Texas Tech                  BRD   62.06    9- 1-1   0- 1-0   26.40   105       
  49 Arkansas                    SWC   61.07    4- 6-0   1- 5-0   71.78     7       
  50 St. Marys                   IND   60.58    5- 3-0   0- 0-0   47.06    56       
  51 Georgia                     SEC   60.41    5- 4-1   2- 3-1   47.54    51       
  52 Baylor                      SWC   60.11    4- 6-0   0- 6-0   63.86    19       
  53 Southern California         PCC   59.83    3- 4-2   2- 3-2   65.61    16       
  54 Texas Christian             SWC   59.77    3- 7-0   2- 4-0   68.55    12       
  55 Washington State            PCC   58.59    4- 4-2   3- 4-2   53.63    39       
  56 Temple                      IND   57.69    4- 4-1   0- 0-0   53.63    40       
  57 Purdue                      WES   56.83    2- 6-0   1- 4-0   69.33    10       
  58 Utah                        MSC   56.23    7- 2-0   5- 1-0   30.68    97       
  59 California                  PCC   56.18    4- 6-0   3- 4-0   67.46    13       
  60 Virginia Military Institute SOU   56.08    7- 2-1   3- 2-1   31.05    96       
  61 Kentucky                    SEC   55.74    5- 3-2   1- 2-2   39.76    73       
  62 Florida                     SEC   54.53    5- 5-0   2- 3-0   51.81    42       
  63 Arizona                     BRD   52.34    7- 2-0   3- 1-0   23.91   109       
  64 Oklahoma State              MVC   51.48    6- 3-1   4- 1-0   35.68    84       
  65 Syracuse                    IND   50.59    3- 4-1   0- 0-0   61.05    24       
  66 Creighton                   MVC   48.17    6- 2-2   2- 2-0   24.59   106       
  67 Villanova                   IND   47.63    4- 5-0   0- 0-0   48.17    48       
  68 Colorado                    MSC   47.44    5- 3-1   4- 1-1   35.09    87       
  69 Harvard                     IND   45.31    3- 2-3   0- 0-0   40.80    71       
  70 Princeton                   IND   42.35    5- 2-1   0- 0-0   36.74    82       
  71 Furman                      SOU   42.05    5- 4-0   4- 3-0   31.38    95       
  72 Dartmouth                   IND   41.62    5- 4-0   0- 0-0   34.69    89       
  73 Denver                      MSC   40.17    6- 2-1   4- 1-1   27.08   104       
  74 Richmond                    SOU   39.70    6- 3-0   3- 2-0   28.86   101       
  75 West Virginia               IND   38.65    4- 4-1   0- 0-0   37.92    79       
  76 Georgia Tech                SEC   37.97    3- 7-0   1- 5-0   58.46    29       
  77 Holy Cross                  IND   36.67    4- 5-1   0- 0-0   46.26    58       
  78 Illinois                    WES   36.29    1- 7-0   0- 5-0   71.26     8       
  79 Brown                       IND   35.98    6- 3-1   0- 0-0   29.62    99       
  80 Arizona State               BRD   35.94    7- 2-2   3- 0-1   17.11   121       
  81 Marquette                   IND   35.77    2- 6-1   0- 0-0   55.35    35       
  82 UCLA                        PCC   35.34    1- 9-0   1- 6-0   77.04     3       
  83 George Washington           IND   34.86    5- 3-1   0- 0-0   35.80    83       
  84 North Carolina State        SOU   34.54    3- 6-0   3- 5-0   58.72    27       
  85 Iowa State                  BG6   34.23    4- 5-0   2- 3-0   40.91    70       
  86 Gonzaga                     IND   33.87    5- 4-1   0- 0-0   27.60   103       
  87 Vanderbilt                  SEC   33.50    3- 6-1   0- 5-1   48.03    49       
  88 Virginia                    IND   32.99    4- 5-0   0- 0-0   38.42    76       
  89 Virginia Tech               SOU   31.32    5- 5-0   2- 3-0   35.61    86       
  90 Manhattan                   IND   29.51    3- 6-0   0- 0-0   44.39    65       
  91 South Carolina              SOU   26.69    3- 6-0   1- 3-0   47.20    54       
  92 New Mexico                  BRD   24.64    5- 4-0   4- 2-0   21.85   113       
  93 St. Louis                   MVC   24.35    3- 6-1   2- 3-0   35.06    88       
  94 Davidson                    SOU   21.61    5- 5-0   1- 5-0   33.58    90       
  95 Kansas State                BG6   19.59    2- 7-0   1- 4-0   47.24    53       
  96 San Francisco               IND   19.05    1- 6-1   0- 0-0   55.37    34       
  97 Drake                       MVC   18.98    4- 5-0   2- 2-0   23.97   108       
  98 Montana                     PCC   18.98    4- 4-1   1- 2-0   28.58   102       
  99 Texas-El Paso               BRD   16.63    4- 4-1   3- 1-1   23.49   112       
 100 Carnegie Tech               IND   16.62    3- 5-0   0- 0-0   35.65    85       
 101 Brigham Young               MSC   16.04    2- 4-2   2- 3-1   29.44   100       
 102 Kansas                      BG6   13.45    2- 7-0   0- 5-0   44.61    62       
 103 Colorado State              MSC   13.24    3- 4-2   1- 3-2   23.82   111       
 104 Sewanee                     IND   12.50    3- 5-0   0- 0-0   17.63   120       
 105 Washington & Lee            SOU   12.33    2- 7-1   1- 1-1   29.63    98       
 106 Centenary                   IND   11.79    3- 7-0   0- 0-0   37.71    80       
 107 Loyola Marymount            IND   11.44    3- 7-0   0- 0-0   38.17    78       
 108 Citadel                     SOU   10.13    4- 5-0   0- 4-0   18.50   118       
 109 Yale                        IND   10.07    1- 7-0   0- 0-0   54.17    38       
 110 Hampden-Sydney              IND    9.43    4- 5-0   0- 0-0   19.27   116       
 111 Army                        IND    9.09    1- 7-1   0- 0-0   50.43    46       
 112 New York University         IND    8.84    2- 7-0   0- 0-0   46.46    57       
 113 Washington (Missouri)       MVC    8.82    3- 6-0   1- 3-0   21.21   114       
 114 Idaho                       PCC    8.65    1- 7-1   0- 4-0   48.61    47       
 115 Maryland                    SOU    7.57    2- 6-1   0- 1-1   38.80    75       
 116 Minor Teams                        7.28   30-**-6   0- 0-0   39.77    72       
 117 Utah State                  MSC    7.18    2- 5-1   2- 4-0   23.88   110       
 118 Miami (Florida)             IND    6.95    3- 7-0   0- 0-0   32.27    93       
 119 Washburn                    MVC    6.41    4- 6-0   0- 4-0   19.01   117       
 120 Northern Arizona            BRD    3.63    2- 6-0   0- 5-0   19.37   115       
 121 New Mexico State            BRD    3.55    3- 6-0   1- 4-0   18.03   119       
 122 Wyoming                     MSC    1.96    1- 7-1   0- 5-1   24.39   107       

Team Rankings | Conference Rankings


                        # OF AVERAGE AVERAGE      OVERALL     NON-CONF                                   
CONFERENCE      ABBREV TEAMS   SCORE    RANK     W-  L- T     W-  L- T  BEST TEAM            RANK   SCORE

Southwest          SWC     7   76.64   28.86    43- 26- 1    22-  5- 1  Texas A&M               5   94.44
Western            WES     9   76.36   26.89    39- 33- 0    15-  9- 0  Minnesota               1   98.95
Southeastern       SEC    12   65.50   42.50    74- 43- 6    45- 14- 0  Tennessee               7   92.41
Pacific Coast      PCC    10   56.10   54.50    43- 43- 8    12- 12- 2  Stanford                4   94.87
Big 6              BG6     6   50.03   58.67    28- 27- 0    13- 12- 0  Nebraska                8   92.30
Independent        IND    41   47.44   64.24   188-152-22   188-152-22  Boston College         10   91.66
Southern           SOU    15   43.01   69.80    74- 62- 5    39- 27- 1  Duke                   12   90.89
Missouri Valley    MVC     7   32.19   84.29    33- 31- 4    18- 16- 4  Tulsa                  38   67.11
Border             BRD     7   28.40   89.00    37- 25- 4    23- 11- 2  Texas Tech             48   62.06
Mountain States    MSC     7   26.04   91.71    26- 27- 8     8-  9- 2  Utah                   58   56.23

The database used to produce the above rankings was constructed from data listed on James Howell's website.
Click here for criteria used for determining what scores to use and which team was the home team.

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