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Total Appearances in the AP Final Poll

RK Team App* Pct* Avg RK High RK
1. Michigan 58 72.5% 9.50 1
2. Oklahoma 55 68.8% 7.55 1
  Ohio State 55 68.8% 8.04 1
4. Alabama 53 66.3% 7.34 1
5. Notre Dame 52 65.0% 7.96 1
6. Nebraska 48 60.0% 9.69 1
7. USC 47 58.8% 9.09 1
8. Texas 46 57.5% 9.22 1
9. Tennessee 43 53.8% 10.14 1
10. Penn State 40 50.0% 9.80 1
11. LSU 38 47.5% 9.89 1
12. Auburn 37 46.3% 11.03 1
13. Georgia 35 43.8% 10.34 1
14. Florida State 32 40.0% 9.00 1
  UCLA 32 40.0% 10.28 2
16. Miami (FL) 30 37.5% 8.97 1
  Florida 30 37.5% 9.77 1
18. Clemson 29 36.3% 13.83 1
19. Arkansas 28 35.0% 10.32 2
20. Michigan State 26 32.5% 8.88 1
  Texas A&M 26 32.5% 11.96 1
22. Mississippi 25 31.3% 12.12 2
  Georgia Tech 25 31.3% 12.28 2
24. Washington 23 28.7% 11.61 2
  Wisconsin 23 28.7% 11.78 2
26. Iowa 22 27.5% 11.50 2
27. Pittsburgh 19 23.8% 10.58 1
  TCU 19 23.8% 11.68 1
  Missouri 19 23.8% 12.79 4
30. Stanford 18 22.5% 11.33 2
  Colorado 18 22.5% 11.67 1
  Maryland 18 22.5% 12.78 1
  Virginia Tech 18 22.5% 14.17 2
  West Virginia 18 22.5% 15.22 5
35. Arizona State 17 21.3% 11.71 2
  Duke 17 21.3% 13.47 2
  Purdue 17 21.3% 14.47 5
  BYU 17 21.3% 15.53 1
39. Oregon 16 20.0% 10.06 2
  North Carolina 16 20.0% 12.88 3
41. Syracuse 15 18.8% 13.27 1
42. Army (NY) 14 17.5% 8.93 1
  Minnesota 14 17.5% 9.14 1
  California 14 17.5% 11.86 2
  Houston 14 17.5% 12.93 4
  Baylor 14 17.5% 13.36 7
  Boston College 14 17.5% 15.29 5
48. Navy (MD) 13 16.3% 10.08 2
  Illinois 13 16.3% 12.38 3
  Kansas State 13 16.3% 12.46 6
  Mississippi State 13 16.3% 17.15 9
52. Oklahoma State 12 15.0% 13.33 3
  NC State 12 15.0% 17.25 11
54. SMU 11 13.8% 10.73 2
  Washington State 11 13.8% 14.82 9
  Texas Tech 11 13.8% 16.55 11
57. Boise State 10 12.5% 11.40 4
  Northwestern 10 12.5% 12.20 7
  Oregon State 10 12.5% 14.00 4
  Louisville 10 12.5% 15.60 6
61. South Carolina 9 11.3% 12.89 4
  Virginia 9 11.3% 18.67 13
63. Rice (TX) 8 10.0% 12.63 5
  Kentucky 8 10.0% 14.00 6
  Arizona 8 10.0% 15.50 4
  Tulsa 8 10.0% 16.00 4
67. Kansas 7 8.8% 12.29 7
  Penn 7 8.8% 12.43 7
  Utah 7 8.8% 13.29 2
  Tulane (LA) 7 8.8% 14.43 5
71. Fordham (NY) 6 7.5% 11.33 3
  Santa Clara (CA) 6 7.5% 11.67 6
  Air Force 6 7.5% 13.50 6
74. Cornell (NY) 5 6.3% 12.40 4
  Miami (OH) 5 6.3% 12.40 10
  Indiana 5 6.3% 13.40 4
  Dartmouth (NH) 5 6.3% 14.00 7
  Holy Cross (MA) 5 6.3% 15.40 9
79. Princeton (NJ) 4 5.0% 12.25 6
  Yale (CT) 4 5.0% 12.50 12
  Wyoming 4 5.0% 14.00 6
  Rutgers (NJ) 4 5.0% 16.00 12
  Cincinnati 4 5.0% 16.75 8
  Toledo (OH) 4 5.0% 18.25 12
  Wake Forest (NC) 4 5.0% 20.50 18
86. Duquesne (PA) 3 3.8% 10.67 8
  Villanova (PA) 3 3.8% 12.33 6
  William & Mary (VA) 3 3.8% 15.00 14
  Colorado State 3 3.8% 15.67 14
  Southern Miss 3 3.8% 17.67 14
  Marshall (WV) 3 3.8% 19.00 10
  Vanderbilt 3 3.8% 19.67 12
93. Iowa Pre-Flight 2 2.5% 4.00 2
  March Field/4th AF (CA) 2 2.5% 10.00 10
  Bainbridge Naval (MD) 2 2.5% 11.00 5
  Great Lakes Naval (IL) 2 2.5% 11.50 6
  Utah State 2 2.5% 13.00 10
  East Carolina 2 2.5% 14.50 9
  Pacific (CA) 2 2.5% 14.50 10
  UCF 2 2.5% 15.50 10
  Hawaii 2 2.5% 19.50 19
  Columbia (NY) 2 2.5% 20.00 20
  Iowa State 2 2.5% 22.00 19
  Fresno State 2 2.5% 23.00 22
105. Randolph Field (TX) 1 1.3% 3.00 3
  Carnegie Mellon (PA) 1 1.3% 6.00 6
  St. Mary's (CA) 1 1.3% 7.00 7
  Del Monte Pre-Flight (CA) 1 1.3% 8.00 8
  Nevada 1 1.3% 11.00 11
  Georgetown (DC) 1 1.3% 13.00 13
  Norman Pre-Flight (OK) 1 1.3% 13.00 13
  San Francisco 1 1.3% 14.00 14
  Boston 1 1.3% 16.00 16
  El Toro Marines (CA) 1 1.3% 16.00 16
  San Diego State 1 1.3% 16.00 16
  George Washington (DC) 1 1.3% 17.00 17
  Hardin-Simmons (TX) 1 1.3% 17.00 17
  New Mexico State 1 1.3% 17.00 17
  Temple (PA) 1 1.3% 17.00 17
  Colorado College 1 1.3% 18.00 18
  Fort Pierce Naval (FL) 1 1.3% 18.00 18
  Washington & Lee (VA) 1 1.3% 18.00 18
  Delaware 1 1.3% 19.00 19
  Lafayette (PA) 1 1.3% 19.00 19
  St. Mary's Pre-Flight (CA) 1 1.3% 19.00 19
  2nd Air Force 1 1.3% 20.00 20
  Marquette (WI) 1 1.3% 20.00 20
  Ohio 1 1.3% 20.00 20
  VMI 1 1.3% 20.00 20
  San Jose State (CA) 1 1.3% 21.00 21
  Northern Illinois 1 1.3% 22.00 22
  Bowling Green (OH) 1 1.3% 23.00 23
  Central Michigan 1 1.3% 23.00 23
  Western Kentucky 1 1.3% 24.00 24
  Memphis 1 1.3% 25.00 25
* Out of 80 total final polls since 1936

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NOTES
- Ties are sorted by Average Rank, High Rank, then alphabetically.
- Updated through 2015.



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