1957 Auburn Tigers football
AP Poll national champion
SEC champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 1
1957 record10–0 (7–0 SEC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home stadiumCliff Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Auburn $ 7 0 0 10 0 0
No. 7 Ole Miss 5 0 1 9 1 1
No. 14 Mississippi State 4 2 1 6 2 1
No. 17 Florida 4 2 1 6 2 1
No. 13 Tennessee 4 3 0 8 3 0
Vanderbilt 3 3 1 5 3 2
LSU 4 4 0 5 5 0
Georgia Tech 3 4 1 4 4 2
Georgia 3 4 0 3 7 0
Tulane 1 5 0 2 8 0
Alabama 1 6 1 2 7 1
Kentucky 1 7 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1957 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1957 NCAA University Division football season. It was the Tigers' 66th overall and 25th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Cliff Hare Stadium in Auburn and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished their undefeated season (10–0 overall, 7–0 in the SEC) as SEC champion and national champion,[1] as selected by NCAA-designated major selectors of Associated Press, Billingsley, Football Research, Helms, National Championship Foundation, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess), and Williamson.[1]

Ohio State was named the national champion by the Coaches' Poll, despite having one loss.[2] This has led to questions as to whom the championship should really go to. Most writers chose Ohio State due to their Rose Bowl win over Oregon.[citation needed]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultSource
September 28at No. 8 TennesseeW 7–0
October 5Chattanooga*No. 7W 40–7[3]
October 12KentuckyNo. 9
  • Cliff Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 6–0[4]
October 19at Georgia TechNo. 9W 3–0
October 26at Houston*No. 5W 48–7
November 2No. 19 FloridaNo. 4
  • Cliff Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama (rivalry)
W 13–0
November 9No. 17 Mississippi StateNo. 3W 15–7
November 16vs. GeorgiaNo. 3W 6–0
November 23at Florida State*No. 2W 29–7
November 30vs. AlabamaNo. 1
W 40–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

References

  1. ^ a b 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2018. pp. 113, 120. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  2. ^ The USA Today College Football Encyclopedia 2009–2010. New York City: Skyhorse Publishing. 2009. p. 79. ISBN 978-1602396777.
  3. ^ "Plainsmen gallop over Chattanooga, 40–7". The Montgomery Advertiser. October 6, 1957. Retrieved September 10, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Auburn conquers Kentucky by 6–0 score". Messenger-Inquirer. October 13, 1957. Retrieved May 18, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ 2009 Auburn Football Media Guide (PDF). Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. 2009. p. 188.