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August 18: Added the Percent of First-Place Votes for the AP Preseason #1 Team page.


August 17: Here are the milestones for the latest AP football poll:

Last Appearances:
- Kansas State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2012 poll (17 polls)
- North Carolina makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2010 preseason poll (64 polls)
- Oklahoma makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 9/9/2012 poll (30 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Louisville's Top 25 streak ends at 19
- Oklahoma State's Top 25 streak ends at 17

Season Streaks:
- Boise State's preseason poll streak ends at 5
- Florida's preseason poll streak ends at 10
- LSU's season streak reaches 15
- TCU's preseason poll streak ends at 5

Total Appearances:
- Kansas State ties Maryland and TCU for #41
- Mississippi is at 250 and counting
- Texas A&M ties Arkansas for #18
- Washington is at 400 and counting

Active AP Preseason Poll Streaks

Total Appearances in AP Preseason Poll


August 17: Since the AP Preseason football poll began in 1950, the defending national champ has been the preseason #1 team the following season 23 times out of 65 polls. Here's how those teams finished:

2014	Florida State	??
2013	Alabama		7
2010	Alabama		10
2009	Florida		3
2005	USC		2
2004	USC		1
2002	Miami (FL)	2
1996	Nebraska	6
1992	Miami (FL)	3
1990	Miami (FL)	3
1986	Oklahoma	3
1975	Oklahoma	1
1973	USC		8
1972	Nebraska	4
1969	Ohio State	4
1967	Notre Dame	5
1966	Alabama		3
1963	USC		NR
1960	Syracuse	19
1959	LSU		3
1957	Oklahoma	4
1956	Oklahoma	1
1950	Notre Dame	NR

August 17: In 44 AP preseason polls since 1970, the #1 team has finished:

  • #1 - 7 times
  • Top 5 - 26 times
  • Top 10 - 36 times
  • Top 20/25 - 43 times
  • Not Ranked - 1 time

August 1: Why does the coaches poll still exist?




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