The 1950 college football season finished with the unbeaten and untied Oklahoma Sooners (9–0) being the consensus choice for national champion. On New Year's Day, however, the Sooners were upset by the Kentucky Wildcats (ranked No. 7 in the AP and UP polls) in the Sugar Bowl. The Army Cadets, ranked No. 2 in the AP Poll, had been defeated in their final regular season game by 2–6 Navy, 14–2. However, the final poll had been issued on November 27, and the bowl games had no effect on Oklahoma's status as the No. 1 team.

During the 20th century, the NCAA had no playoff for the college football teams that would later be described as "Division I-A". While the NCAA has never officially endorsed a championship team, it has documented the choices of some selectors in its official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records publication.[2] The AP Poll in 1950 consisted of the votes of as many as 317 sportswriters. Though not all writers voted in every poll, the sportswriters who did cast ballots voted on the ten best teams. Under a point system of 10 points for first place, 9 for second, etc., the "overall" ranking was determined, and the top twenty colleges were ranked based on their overall points.

For the first time, the Associated Press issued a "preseason poll", before most teams played their first games.[3]

Starting in 1950, the United Press began the "Coaches Poll." "Thirty-five of the nation's foremost football coaches will rate the country's top collegiate football teams each week for the United Press this coming season," an announcement stated, with "five coaches from each section of the country -- the east, midlands, midwest, Pacific coast, the Rockies, south and southwest". The UP added, referring to the AP writers' poll, "The nature of the board giving each section of the country equal representation avoids the sectional bias and ballot box stuffing for which other football polls have been criticized.".[4] The coaches named Notre Dame as the No. 1 team in the first UP poll, with 25 of the 35 first place votes.[5]

Generally, the top teams played on New Year's Day in the four major postseason bowl games: the Rose Bowl (near Los Angeles at Pasadena), the Sugar Bowl (New Orleans), the Orange Bowl (Miami), and the Cotton Bowl (Dallas).

Conference and program changes

Conference changes

Membership changes

School 1949 conference 1950 conference
Butler Bulldogs MAC Independent
Idaho State Bengals Independent Rocky Mountain
Montana Grizzlies PCC Independent
Portland Pilots Independent Dropped Program
Saint Louis Billikens Missouri Valley Dropped Program
West Virginia Mountaineers Independent SoCon

September

In the preseason AP poll released on September 25, 1950, the defending champion Fighting Irish of Notre Dame were the overwhelming choice for first, with 101 of 123 first place votes. Far behind were No. 2 Army, No. 3 Michigan, No. 4 Tennessee and No. 5 Texas (which had won at Texas Tech 28–14). As the regular season progressed, a new poll would be issued on the Monday following the weekend's games.

On September 30 No. 1 Notre Dame beat No. 20 North Carolina 14–7. No. 2 Army beat Colgate 28–0, No. 3 Michigan lost to No. 19 Michigan State 14–7. No. 4 Tennessee lost at Mississippi State, 7–0. No. 5 Texas beat Purdue, 34–26, but fell to 7th. No. 6 Oklahoma beat Boston College 28–0. No. 10 SMU, which had already beaten Georgia Tech 33–13, defeated No. 11 Ohio State 32–27. The next AP Poll featured No. 1 Notre Dame, No. 2 Michigan State, No. 3 SMU, No. 4 Army, and No. 5 Oklahoma.

October

October 7 No. 1 Notre Dame lost to Purdue, 28–14, and eventually finished with a 4–4–1 record. No. 2 Michigan State lost to Maryland, 34–7. No. 3 SMU won at Missouri 21–0. No. 4 Army beat Penn State 41–7 and was elevated to the first spot in the next poll. No. 5 Oklahoma beat Texas A&M 34–28. No. 6 Kentucky registered a fourth shutout and a 4–0 record, with a 40–0 win against Dayton. No. 7 Texas, which was idle, rose to 4th place behind Army, SMU, and Oklahoma and ahead of Kentucky.

October 14 No. 1 Army beat No. 18 Michigan 27–6 at Yankee Stadium. No. 2 SMU beat Oklahoma A&M 56–0. No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 4 Texas met in Dallas, with Oklahoma winning narrowly, 14–13. No. 5 Kentucky beat Cincinnati 41–7. No. 7 California, which had beaten USC 13–7, rose to 5th in the next poll behind Army, Oklahoma, SMU, and Kentucky.

October 21 All of the top five teams stayed undefeated with blowout victories. No. 1 Army won at Harvard 49–0. No. 2 Oklahoma beat Kansas State 58–0. In Houston, No. 3 SMU beat No. 15 Rice 42–21. In Philadelphia, No. 4 Kentucky beat Villanova 34–7. No. 5 California beat Oregon State in Portland 27–0. With their victory over a ranked opponent, SMU jumped to No. 1 in the next poll, ahead of Army, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and California.

October 28 No. 1 SMU was idle. No. 2 Army won at Columbia 34–0. No. 3 Oklahoma won at Iowa State 20–7. In Atlanta, No. 4 Kentucky beat Georgia Tech 28–14. No. 5 California beat St. Mary's 40–25, but still dropped in the next poll. They were replaced in the top five by No. 6 Ohio State, which had lost only to SMU and had just beaten Iowa 83–21; eventual Heisman winner Vic Janowicz accounted for six touchdowns and kicked eight extra points in the Iowa game.[6] The Buckeyes were elevated to No. 4 behind SMU, Army, and Oklahoma and ahead of Kentucky.

November

November 4 No. 1 SMU lost at No. 7 Texas, 23–20. No. 2 Army won at No. 15 Pennsylvania 28–13. No. 3 Oklahoma won at Colorado 27–18. No. 4 Ohio State won at Northwestern 32–0. No. 5 Kentucky beat No. 17 Florida 40–6. No. 7 Texas beat SMU 23–20, and returned to fifth place behind Army, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Kentucky.

November 11 No. 1 Army beat New Mexico 51–0. No. 2 Ohio State beat No. 15 Wisconsin 19–14. No. 3 Oklahoma won at No. 19 Kansas, 33–13. No. 4 Kentucky won at Mississippi State, 48–21. No. 5 Texas beat Baylor 27–20. No. 6 California, moved to 7–0–0 after a 35–0 win against No. 19 UCLA. The next AP Poll elevated Ohio State to No. 1 and Oklahoma to No. 2, with Army falling to 3rd even though they received the largest number of first-place votes.[7] California moved up to No. 4, ahead of Kentucky and Texas.

November 18 No. 1 Ohio State lost at No. 8 Illinois, 14–7. No. 2 Oklahoma beat Missouri 41–7. No. 3 Army won at Stanford 7–0. No. 4 California defeated San Francisco 13–7. No. 5 Kentucky handed visiting North Dakota an 83–0 defeat to extend its record to 9–0–0, but still faced a final game against No. 9 Tennessee, whose only loss was by a single touchdown. No. 6 Texas won at TCU 21–7. The next poll featured No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 2 Army, No. 3 Kentucky, No. 4 California, and No. 5 Texas.

November 25 No. 1 Oklahoma beat No. 16 Nebraska 49–35. No. 2 Army was idle as it prepared for the Army–Navy Game. No. 3 Kentucky lost at No. 9 Tennessee, 7–0. No. 4 California and unranked Stanford played to a 7–7 tie in Berkeley. No. 5 Texas beat Texas A&M 21–6. Michigan beat No. 8 Ohio State in the famous Snow Bowl 9–3 and earned a berth in the Rose Bowl against California. The final AP poll was released on November 27, although some colleges had not completed their schedules. Undefeated Oklahoma and Army were chosen as No. 1 and No. 2, with Texas (whose only loss was to Oklahoma by one point) at No. 3. Tennessee and California rounded out the top five, with undefeated Princeton at No. 6 and Kentucky moving down to No. 7 after their loss to Tennessee.

On December 2, with its champion status assured, No. 1 Oklahoma beat Oklahoma A&M 41–14. No. 2 Army (9–0–0) was heavily favored to beat unranked, and 2–6–0, Navy. Instead, the Philadelphia game turned into a 14–2 win for the Midshipmen. No. 3 Texas played a game on December 9, beating LSU 21–6. The Coaches Poll, which waited until the end of the regular season to release its final rankings, kept Oklahoma at No. 1 but dropped Army to No. 5 behind Texas, Tennessee, and California.

Conference standings

Major conference standings

1950 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 9 Michigan $ 4 1 1 6 3 1
No. 14 Ohio State 5 2 0 6 3 0
Wisconsin 5 2 0 6 3 0
No. 13 Illinois 4 2 0 7 2 0
Northwestern 3 3 0 6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0 3 5 1
Minnesota 1 4 1 1 7 1
Indiana 1 4 0 3 5 1
Purdue 1 4 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1950 Big Seven Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Oklahoma $ 6 0 0 10 1 0
No. 17 Nebraska 4 2 0 6 2 1
Missouri 3 2 1 4 5 1
Kansas 3 3 0 6 4 0
Iowa State 2 3 1 3 6 1
Colorado 2 4 0 5 4 1
Kansas State 0 6 0 1 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1950 Border Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
West Texas State $ 6 0 0 10 1 0
Arizona State 4 1 0 9 2 0
Texas Western 4 2 0 7 3 0
Texas Tech 3 2 0 3 8 0
Hardin–Simmons 3 3 0 5 5 0
Arizona 2 4 0 4 6 0
New Mexico 2 5 0 2 8 0
New Mexico A&M 1 4 0 2 7 0
Arizona State–Flagstaff 0 4 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Middle Three Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Lehigh $ 2 0 0 9 0 0
Rutgers 1 1 0 4 4 0
Lafayette 0 2 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 19 Tulsa $ 3 0 1 9 1 1
Detroit 2 1 1 6 3 1
Wichita 3 2 0 5 4 1
Drake 1 2 1 6 2 1
Oklahoma A&M 1 2 1 4 6 1
Bradley 0 3 0 5 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1950 Pacific Coast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 5 California $ 5 0 1 9 1 1
No. 11 Washington 6 1 0 8 2 0
UCLA 5 2 0 6 3 0
Stanford 2 2 2 5 3 2
Idaho 1 1 1 3 5 1
Washington State 2 3 2 4 3 2
USC 1 3 2 2 5 2
Oregon State 2 5 0 3 6 0
Oregon 0 7 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1950 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Colorado College $ 5 0 0 9 1 0
Colorado State–Greeley 3 2 0 6 2 1
Idaho State 3 2 0 4 4 0
Western State (CO) 2 3 0 4 4 0
Montana State 1 3 0 1 8 0
Colorado Mines 0 4 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Skyline Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 12 Wyoming $ 5 0 0 10 0 0
Colorado A&M 4 1 0 6 3 0
Denver 2 2 1 3 8 1
Utah 1 2 2 3 4 3
BYU 1 3 1 4 5 1
Utah State 0 5 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1950 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 7 Kentucky $ 5 1 0 11 1 0
No. 4 Tennessee 4 1 0 11 1 0
No. 16 Alabama 6 2 0 9 2 0
No. 20 Tulane 3 1 1 6 2 1
Georgia Tech 4 2 0 5 6 0
Georgia 3 2 1 6 3 3
Mississippi State 3 4 0 4 5 0
Vanderbilt 3 4 0 7 4 0
LSU 2 3 2 4 5 2
Florida 2 4 0 5 5 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0 5 5 0
Auburn 0 7 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1950 Southern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 18 Washington and Lee $ 6 0 0 8 3 0
No. 10 Clemson 3 0 1 9 0 1
VMI 5 1 0 6 4 0
Wake Forest 6 1 1 6 1 2
Maryland 4 1 1 7 2 1
Duke 5 2 0 7 3 0
North Carolina 3 2 1 3 5 2
George Washington 4 3 0 5 4 0
NC State 4 4 1 5 4 1
William & Mary 3 3 0 4 7 0
The Citadel 2 3 0 4 6 0
South Carolina 2 4 1 3 4 2
Furman 2 4 0 2 8 1
West Virginia 1 3 0 2 8 0
Davidson 1 5 0 3 6 0
Richmond 1 8 0 2 8 0
VPI 0 8 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
1950 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Texas $ 6 0 0 9 2 0
Baylor 4 2 0 7 3 0
Texas A&M 3 3 0 7 4 0
TCU 3 3 0 5 5 0
Rice 2 4 0 6 4 0
SMU 2 4 0 6 4 0
Arkansas 1 5 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Independents

1950 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Franklin & Marshall     9 0 0
No. 6 Princeton     9 0 0
No. 2 Army     8 1 0
Fordham     8 1 0
Carnegie Tech     7 1 0
Drexel     6 1 0
Cornell     7 2 0
Bucknell     6 3 0
Penn     6 3 0
Yale     6 3 0
Buffalo     5 3 0
Colgate     5 3 0
Penn State     5 3 1
Syracuse     5 5 0
Temple     4 4 1
Tufts     4 4 1
Columbia     4 5 0
Villanova     4 5 0
Holy Cross     4 5 1
Dartmouth     3 5 1
Boston University     3 5 0
Duquesne     2 6 1
Hofstra     2 6 0
NYU     1 5 1
CCNY     1 7 0
Harvard     1 7 0
Brown     1 8 0
Pittsburgh     1 8 0
Boston College     0 9 1
Rankings from AP Poll
1950 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Valparaiso     9 1 0
No. 8 Michigan State     8 1 0
Xavier     8 1 0
John Carroll     8 2 0
Baldwin–Wallace     5 2 1
Marquette     5 3 1
Wabash     4 2 3
Butler     4 4 1
Notre Dame     4 4 1
Toledo     4 5 0
Bowling Green     3 4 2
Dayton     4 6 0
Youngstown     3 5 0
Ball State     2 4 1
Washington University     2 7 0
Wayne     2 7 0
Indiana State     1 7 1
Rose Poly     0 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll
1950 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Maryland State     8 0 0
No. 15 Miami (FL)     9 1 1
Memphis State     9 2 0
Virginia     8 2 0
Grambling     6 4 1
Tampa     5 4 0
Houston     4 6 0
Louisville     3 6 1
Navy     3 6 0
Sewanee     3 6 0
Delaware     2 5 1
Georgetown     2 7 0
Chattanooga     1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll
1950 Western college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Loyola (CA)     8 1 0
Pacific (CA)     7 3 1
San Francisco     7 4 0
San Jose State     6 3 1
Hawaii     5 4 2
Montana     5 5 0
La Verne     3 5 0
Santa Clara     3 7 0
Saint Mary's     2 7 1
Cal Poly San Dimas     1 6 1
Nevada     1 9 0

Minor conferences

Conference Champion(s) Record
California Collegiate Athletic Association San Diego State 3–0–1
Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association North Carolina A&T 5–0–1
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Kansas State Teachers 5–0
College Conference of Illinois Wheaton (IL) 5–0
Evergreen Conference Eastern Washington College 5–1
Far Western Conference San Francisco State 4–0
Gulf Coast Conference North Texas State
Midwestern State
1–0–1
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Saint Ambrose 5–0
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Ottawa 6–0
Lone Star Conference Sul Ross State College 3–0–1
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Alma 4–0–1
Mid-American Conference Miami (OH) 4–0
Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference Coe
Knox
Ripon
5–1
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Gustavus Adolphus 6–0
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Missouri School of Mines 4–1
Nebraska College Conference Doane 4–1–1
New Mexico Intercollegiate Conference Eastern New Mexico 5–1
North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Dakota State 5–0–1
North Dakota College Athletic Conference Valley City State 4–0
Ohio Athletic Conference Muskingum 6–0
Ohio Valley Conference Murray State 5–0–1
Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference Central State College (OK)
Southwestern State Teachers (OK)
4–1
Oregon Collegiate Conference Oregon College
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Chester State Teachers 4–0
Pacific Northwest Conference Lewis & Clark 5–0
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Colorado College 5–0
South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference Northern State Teachers (SD) 4–0
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pomona-Pitzer
Redlands
Whittier
3–1
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Florida A&M College
Xavier (LA)
6–0
Southwestern Athletic Conference Southern 7–0
State Teacher's College Conference of Minnesota Bemidji State Teachers
Mankato State Teachers
3–0–1
Texas Collegiate Athletic Conference Abilene Christian 5–0
Upper Peninsula Conference Northern Michigan 4-3
Wisconsin State Teachers College Conference La Crosse State Teachers
Whitewater State Teachers
4–0
4–0

Minor conference standings

1950 Badger-Illini Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Mission House $ 6 0 0 6 0 0
Northwestern (WI) 5 1 0 5 1 0
Wisconsin–Extension 4 1 1 4 1 1
Milton 2 3 1 2 3 2
Concordia (IL) 1 3 1 2 4 1
St. Procopius 2 5 0 2 5 0
Wisconsin Tech 1 4 1 1 5 1
Aurora 1 5 0 1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
San Diego State $ 3 0 1 5 3 1
Santa Barbara 3 1 0 7 3 0
Pepperdine 2 2 0 4 5 0
Fresno State 1 2 1 2 6 1
Cal Poly 0 4 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Central Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Emporia State $ 5 0 0 6 2 1
Pittsburg State 4 1 0 5 5 0
Washburn 2 2 1 3 4 1
St. Benedict's 1 3 1 4 4 1
Fort Hays State 0 3 2 3 4 2
Southwestern (KS) 0 3 2 3 4 2
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 College Conference of Illinois football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wheaton (IL) $ 5 0 0 7 2 0
Illinois Wesleyan 5 1 0 5 3 0
Millikin 4 1 0 4 4 0
Lake Forest 3 2 0 3 4 1
North Central (IL) 2 3 0 4 4 0
Elmhurst 1 4 0 3 5 0
Illinois College 1 4 0 3 5 0
Augustana (IL) 1 4 0 2 6 0
Carthage 1 4 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
North Carolina A&T $ 5 0 1 6 2 1
North Carolina College 6 1 0 7 2 0
Morgan State 5 0 2 6 0 2
West Virginia State 3 2 1 5 3 1
St. Augustine's 6 1 0 8 1 0
Bluefield State 4 2 1 6 3 1\
Virginia Union 6 3 0 6 3 0
Howard 5 4 0 5 4 0
Lincoln (PA) 2 3 1 3 3 1
Virginia State 3 5 0 3 5 0
Winston-Salem State 2 3 2 2 3 2
Johnson C. Smith 2 4 1 2 5 1
Hampton 2 5 0 2 7 0
Delaware State 2 6 1 2 7 1
Shaw 1 8 0 1 8 0
Saint Paul's (VA) 0 7 0 0 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Evergreen Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Eastern Washington $ 5 1 0 8 2 0
Western Washington 4 1 1 7 2 1
Pacific Lutheran 3 2 1 4 3 1
Puget Sound 2 2 2 3 3 3
Whitworth 2 4 0 4 3 1
Saint Martin's 1 4 1 2 5 1
Central Washington 1 4 1 1 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
San Francisco State $ 4 0 0 6 2 0
Cal Aggies 3 1 0 3 5 0
Chico State 2 2 0 2 6 0
Southern Oregon 1 3 0 3 7 0
Humboldt State 0 4 0 0 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Gulf Coast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
North Texas State + 1 0 1 7 2 1
Midwestern (TX) + 1 0 1 4 5 1
Trinity (TX) 0 2 0 5 4 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
1950 Gulf States Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Mississippi Southern $ 3 1 0 5 5 0
Louisiana Tech 3 2 0 5 4 1
Louisiana College 2 2 0 5 5 0
Northwestern State 2 3 0 6 4 0
Southeastern Louisiana 2 3 0 6 4 0
Southwestern Louisiana 2 3 0 5 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Hoosier Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Canterbury $ 6 0 0 8 0 0
Anderson (IN) 4 1 1 4 3 2
Hanover 3 2 0 3 5 1
Taylor 3 2 0 5 4 0
Indiana Central 2 4 1 3 5 1
Manchester (IN) 2 4 0 3 6 0
Earlham 1 4 0 3 5 0
Franklin (IN) 1 5 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Illinois State Normal $ 5 0 1 7 1 2
Western Illinois 4 1 0 7 1 0
Central Michigan 2 2 0 6 4 0
Eastern Illinois 2 2 0 5 3 0
Northern Illinois State 2 4 0 3 6 0
Southern Illinois 1 3 1 3 5 1
Michigan State Normal 0 4 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Iowa Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Northern Division
Loras xy 5 0 0 8 3 0
Upper Iowa 4 1 0 5 3 0
Buena Vista 3 2 0 6 3 0
Westmar 2 3 0 3 6 0
Luther 1 4 0 1 7 0
Wartburg 0 5 0 1 8 0
Southern Division
St. Ambrose xy$ 5 0 0 12 1 0
Parsons 4 1 0 6 2 0
Iowa Wesleyan 3 2 0 4 5 0
Dubuque 1 4 0 3 5 0
Simpson 1 4 0 3 6 0
Central (IA) 1 4 0 2 7 0
Championship: St. Ambrose 27, Loras 6
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
1950 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ottawa $ 6 0 0 7 2 0
Baker 5 1 0 6 3 0
Kansas Wesleyan 3 2 1 3 6 1
Bethany (KS) 2 3 1 3 5 1
McPherson 2 4 0 3 5 0
College of Emporia 2 4 0 2 7 0
Bethel (KS) 0 6 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Lone Star Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Sul Ross $ 3 0 1 8 2 1
Southwest Texas State 2 2 0 6 3 0
Stephen F. Austin 2 2 0 5 5 0
East Texas State 1 2 1 4 5 2
Sam Houston State 1 3 0 5 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Mason–Dixon Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Randolph–Macon $ 4 0 0 5 4 0
Western Maryland 3 0 0 6 2 0
Washington College 3 1 0 5 3 0
Mount St. Mary's 1 1 0 1 5 1
Gallaudet 1 1 0 1 4 0
Catholic University 2 3 1 2 3 1
Hampden–Sydney 1 3 0 4 5 0
Johns Hopkins 0 2 1 3 4 1
Bridgewater 0 4 0 0 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Conference standings were based on the Dickinson Scoring System.
1950 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Alma $ 4 0 1 6 2 1
Kalamazoo 4 1 0 5 4 0
Albion 2 2 1 6 2 1
Hope 2 2 1 4 3 1
Hillsdale 1 3 1 2 6 1
Adrian 0 5 0 2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Miami (OH) $ 4 0 0 9 1 0
Cincinnati 3 1 0 8 4 0
Ohio 2 2 0 6 4 0
Western Reserve 1 3 0 2 8 0
Western Michigan 1 3 0 5 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Mid-Ohio League football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ohio Northern $ 5 0 0 9 1 0
Ashland 3 1 1 5 3 1
Findlay 3 1 1 3 4 1
Bluffton 2 3 0 4 4 0
Defiance 1 4 0 3 6 0
Cedarville 0 5 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Gustavus Adolphus $ 6 0 0 9 2 0
St. Thomas (MN) 5 1 0 5 3 0
Hamline 4 2 0 5 2 0
Macalester 3 2 1 5 3 1
Saint John's (MN) 3 3 0 4 3 0
Minnesota–Duluth 3 3 0 4 3 0
Concordia (MN) 2 4 0 3 4 0
St. Olaf 2 4 0 2 6 0
Augsburg 1 5 0 1 5 1
Saint Mary's (MN) 0 5 1 1 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Missouri College Athletic Union football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
William Jewell $ 3 0 0 8 1 0
Missouri Valley 2 1 0 8 3 0
Central Methodist 0 2 1 5 3 1
Culver–Stockton 0 2 1 3 4 2
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Missouri Mines $ 4 1 0 7 2 0
SW Missouri State 3 1 1 6 3 1
Central Missouri State 3 2 0 8 3 0
SE Missouri State 1 3 1 4 5 1
NW Missouri State 1 3 1 3 5 1
Kirksville State 0 2 3 2 4 3
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Montana Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Carroll (MT) $ 4 0 0 5 2 0
Western Montana 3 1 0 5 1 0
Eastern Montana 1 3 0 1 4 0
Montana Mines 1 3 0 ? ? ?
Rocky Mountain 1 3 0 ? ? ?
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Nebraska College Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Doane $ 4 1 1 7 2 1
Peru State 5 2 0 7 2 0
Wayne State (NE) 5 2 0 6 3 0
Hastings 4 2 1 5 2 1
Chadron State 4 2 1 5 4 1
Nebraska Wesleyan 4 3 0 5 5 0
Kearney State 3 5 0 4 5 0
Midland 1 6 1 2 6 1
York (NE) 0 7 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 New Mexico Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Eastern New Mexico $ 5 1 0 5 5 0
New Mexico Western 3 1 1 5 3 1
Adams State 2 2 1 2 5 2
New Mexico Military 2 3 1 3 6 1
St. Michael's (NM) 2 3 0 3 4 0
New Mexico Highlands 2 4 0 2 5 1
Panhandle A&M 1 3 1 3 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 North Central Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
South Dakota State $ 5 0 1 9 0 1
Iowa State Teachers 4 2 0 4 4 0
North Dakota 3 1 2 5 2 2
Morningside 3 2 1 6 2 1
South Dakota 3 3 0 4 5 0
Augustana (SD) 1 5 0 2 7 0
North Dakota State 0 6 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 North State Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Appalachian State $ 7 0 1 9 2 1
Elon 6 1 1 7 2 1
Lenoir–Rhyne 6 2 0 8 2 0
East Carolina 5 2 0 7 3 0
Catawba 2 3 0 4 6 0
Guilford 2 5 0 4 5 0
Western Carolina 1 4 0 3 6 0
Atlantic Christian 0 5 0 2 7 0
High Point 0 7 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Lewis & Clark $ 5 0 0 9 0 0
Pacific (OR) 3 2 0 7 2 0
Linfield 3 2 0 6 3 0
College of Idaho 2 3 0 4 5 0
Willamette 1 4 0 4 4 2
Whitman 1 4 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Murray State $ 5 0 1 7 2 1
Western Kentucky 3 1 2 6 2 2
Eastern Kentucky 4 2 0 6 4 0
Morehead State 3 3 0 4 4 0
Marshall 2 4 0 2 8 0
Evansville 1 4 1 3 6 1
Tennessee Tech 1 5 0 4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Oklahoma Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Central State (OK) + 4 1 0 7 3 0
SW Oklahoma State + 4 1 0 6 5 0
SE Oklahoma State 2 2 1 4 4 2
NW Oklahoma State 2 3 0 5 4 0
East Central 2 3 0 4 5 0
Northeastern State 0 4 1 1 7 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
1950 Oregon Collegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Oregon College $ 3 0 0 6 2 0
Oregon Tech 1 1 1 2 7 1
Eastern Oregon 1 2 0 1 8 0
Vanport 0 2 1 1 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Smoky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Emory and Henry $ 4 0 0 10 2 0
Carson–Newman 2 1 1 3 5 1
Milligan 1 1 2 3 4 2
East Tennessee State 1 2 1 3 5 1
Tusculum 0 4 0 2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Northern State $ 4 0 0 5 3 0
Huron 6 1 0 6 3 0
Black Hills 4 1 0 5 2 1
Southern State 5 2 0 6 2 0
General Beadle 3 2 0 4 2 0
South Dakota Mines 2 4 0 3 5 0
Dakota Wesleyan 1 5 1 1 6 1
Yankton 0 5 2 1 6 2
Sioux Falls 0 5 1 0 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Whittier + 3 1 0 9 1 0
Redlands + 3 1 0 5 3 0
Pomona + 3 1 0 4 3 1
Occidental 1 3 0 4 4 0
Caltech 0 4 0 1 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1950 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Southern $ 7 0 0 10 0 1
Langston 6 1 0 9 1 0
Bishop 5 2 0 7 3 1
Prairie View A&M 4 3 0 6 4 1
Arkansas AM&N 2 5 0 4 6 1
Wiley 2 5 0 3 6 1
Texas College 1 5 1 1 9 1
Samuel Huston 0 6 1 0 6 2
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Texas Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Abilene Christian $ 5 0 0 11 0 0
Texas A&I 4 1 0 6 3 0
Southwestern (TX) 2 3 0 5 5 0
Howard Payne 2 3 0 4 5 1
McMurry 2 3 0 4 5 0
Austin 0 5 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Volunteer State Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Middle Tennessee $ 4 0 0 9 2 0
Milligan 1 1 1 3 4 2
Austin Peay 1 2 0 5 2 1
East Tennessee State 0 1 1 3 5 1
Union (TN) 0 2 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1950 Wisconsin State Teachers College Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
La Crosse State + 6 0 0 10 0 0
Whitewater State + 6 0 0 6 0 0
Platteville State 5 2 0 5 2 0
Stout State 3 2 1 5 2 1
River Falls State 2 3 1 3 3 2
Milwaukee 2 3 1 3 4 1
Stevens Point State 2 4 0 3 4 1
Superior State 1 3 2 3 4 2
Eau Claire State 1 4 1 3 4 1
Oshkosh State 0 6 0 0 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1950 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
New Hampshire $ 4 0 0 8 0 0
Maine 3 1 0 5 1 1
Rhode Island State 2 2 0 3 5 0
UMass 1 1 0 3 5 0
Vermont 0 3 0 2 5 0
Connecticut 0 3 0 3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion

Rankings

Main article: 1950 NCAA football rankings

Bowl games

Bowl game Winning team Losing team
Sugar Bowl No. 7 Kentucky 13 No. 1 Oklahoma 7
Cotton Bowl No. 4 Tennessee 20 No. 3 Texas 14
Rose Bowl No. 9 Michigan 14 No. 5 California 6
Orange Bowl No. 10 Clemson 15 No. 15 Miami (FL) 14
Gator Bowl No. 12 Wyoming 20 No. 18 Washington & Lee 7
Sun Bowl West Texas State 14 Cincinnati 13
Salad Bowl Miami (OH) 34 Arizona State 21
Pineapple Bowl Hawaii 28 Denver 27
Presidential Cup Texas A&M 40 Georgia 20

Heisman Trophy

  1. Vic Janowicz, RB - Ohio State, 633 points
  2. Kyle Rote, RB - Southern Methodist, 280
  3. Reds Bagnell, RB - Pennsylvania, 231
  4. Babe Parilli, QB - Kentucky, 214
  5. Bobby Reynolds, RB - Nebraska, 174
  6. Bob Williams, QB - Notre Dame, 159
  7. Leon Heath, RB - Oklahoma, 125
  8. Dan Foldberg, E - Army, 103
Source:[8][9][10]

See also

References

  1. ^ "1950 Preseason AP Football Poll". CollegePollArchive.com. Archived from the original on March 2, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "Football Bowl Subdivision Records" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-06-12. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  3. ^ "Oh, Hum-- AP Writers' Vote Picks Notre Dame Once More," Jefferson City (Mo.) Post-Tribune, Sep. 20, 1950, p. 7
  4. ^ "United Press Will Poll Coaches For Ratings On Leading College Events," Coshocton (O.) Tribune, Sept. 13, 1950, p. 5
  5. ^ "Notre Dame Is Rated No. 1 by 25 of 35 Coaches in United Press Poll," The Berkshire Evening Eagle (Pittsfield, Mass.), Sept. 19, 1950, p. 9
  6. ^ "Vic Janowicz".
  7. ^ "November 13, 1950 Football Polls - College Poll Archive - Historical College Football, Basketball, and Softball Polls and Rankings".
  8. ^ "Janowicz to get Heisman award". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. December 6, 1950. p. 50.
  9. ^ "Janowicz awarded Heisman Trophy". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. December 6, 1950. p. 46.
  10. ^ "Janowicz chosen Heisman winner". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. December 6, 1950. p. 25.