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Minnesota Gophers football... 1936 National champs...

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December 01, 1936

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., December 1, 1936 

* Minnesota Gophers 
* National champions (1st report) 
* NCAA college football 
* 1st year of the AP Poll

The sport's section (page 21) has a two column heading: "Minnesota Decisive Choice As Best Team in Nation" with subhead and standings (see photos) First report coverage on the Minnesota Gophers officially being named national champions of college football by the associated press (AP poll). This was the very 1st year that the AP poll was in effect.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 24 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally in good condition.

wikipedia notes: The 1936 college football season was the first in which the Associated Press writers' poll selected a national champion. The first AP poll, taken of 35 writers, was released on October 20, 1936. Each writer listed his choice for the top ten teams, and points were tallied based on 10 for first place, 9 for second, etc., and the AP then ranked the twenty teams with the highest number of points. In the first poll, Minnesota received 32 first place votes, and 3 votes for an additional 25 points, for a total of 345 altogether.

Category: The 20th Century