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

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December 01, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 1, 1936 

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

The sport's section (page 33) has one column headings: "MINNESOTA HOLDS TOP PLACE IN POLL" "Gophers Picked by 25 of 35 Experts in Final Associated Press Ranking List" and more with 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 50 pages, rag edition, some residue along the spine from disbinding, otherwise very nice.

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