Rank Team (First) Record Points Conference Previous
1 Penn State (12) 12-0 300 Big Ten 1
2 Iowa 14-0 287 Big Ten 2
3 N.C. State 20-0 277 ACC 3
4 Oklahoma State 8-2 264 Big 12 4
5 Missouri 11-1 251 MAC 5
6 Lehigh 11-1 239 EIWA 6
7 Oklahoma 9-3 219 Big 12 7
8 Michigan 10-2 210 Big Ten 8
9 Ohio State 9-2 207 Big Ten 9
10 Virginia Tech 11-2 203 ACC 10
11 Nebraska 8-4 175 Big Ten 11
12 Rutgers 13-3 172 Big Ten 12
13 Illinois 11-4 156 Big Ten 13
14 North Carolina 9-3 140 ACC 14
15 Cornell 3-4 119 EIWA 15
16 Iowa State 8-5 116 Big 12 17
17 Pittsburgh 9-3 115 ACC 16
18 Virginia 5-4 91 ACC 18
19 Kent State 11-3 79 MAC 19
20 Indiana 6-3 66 Big Ten 22
21 Minnesota 7-7 59 Big Ten 23
22 Stanford 9-2 41 Pac-12 NR
23 Central Michigan 6-4 29 MAC 21
24 Ohio 9-3 26 MAC NR
25 Chattanooga 10-3 19 SoCon NR
 
Dropped out: No. 20 Oregon State, No. 24 Purdue, No. 25 Appalachian State
Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 18, Purdue 16, Oregon State 5, Navy 1