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Biggest Drops Within the AP Poll

NOTE: No preseason polls were included since they often have large drops from season to season. The default view is 1968-present which represents the modern era of the AP poll.

Drop PRV > RK Team Season Poll Week Result
-18 6 > 24 California 2009 Sep 27 4 L 42-3 at Oregon
-17 4 > 21 Mississippi 2009 Sep 27 4 L 16-10 at South Carolina
-17 8 > 25 West Virginia 2008 Sep 7 2 L 24-3 at East Carolina
-16 5 > 21 LSU 2016 Sep 6 1 L 16-14 vs Wisconsin
-16 9 > 25 Notre Dame 1995 Sep 5 2 L 17-15 vs Northwestern
-16 4 > 20 Penn State 1983 Sep 5 1 L 44-6 vs #1 Nebraska (Kickoff Classic)
-15 9 > 24 Louisville 2005 Sep 25 4 L 45-14 at South Florida
-15 3 > 18 USC 1985 Sep 24 4 L 20-13 vs Baylor
-15 3 > 18 Arizona State 1976 Sep 14 1 L 28-10 vs #17 UCLA
-14 8 > 22 Ohio State 2014 Sep 7 2 L 35-21 vs Virginia Tech
-14 11 > 25 West Virginia 2011 Oct 23 8 L 49-23 at Syracuse
-14 7 > 21 Texas 2010 Sep 26 4 L 34-12 vs UCLA
-14 5 > 19 Wisconsin 2007 Oct 7 6 L 31-26 at Illinois
-14 8 > 22 Iowa 2005 Sep 11 2 L 23-3 at Iowa State
-14 11 > 25 Texas 2000 Oct 8 7 L 63-14 vs #10 Oklahoma
-14 9 > 23 Georgia 2000 Sep 10 3 L 21-10 at South Carolina
-14 9 > 23 Syracuse 1996 Sep 9 3 L 27-10 vs #24 North Carolina
-14 8 > 22 Texas A&M 1995 Oct 10 7 L 14-7 at Texas Tech
-14 6 > 20 UCLA 1989 Sep 12 2 L 24-6 vs Tennessee
-14 7 > 21 LSU 1989 Sep 5 1 L 28-16 at Texas A&M
-14 3 > 17 Pittsburgh 1984 Sep 4 1 L 20-14 vs BYU
-13 10 > 23 Texas A&M 2016 Nov 13 11 L 29-28 vs Mississippi
-13 12 > 25 Georgia 2016 Sep 25 4 L 45-14 at #23 Mississippi
-13 7 > 20 UCLA 2015 Oct 4 5 L 38-23 vs Arizona State
-13 6 > 19 USC 2015 Sep 20 3 L 41-31 vs Stanford
-13 7 > 20 Houston 2011 Dec 4 14 L 49-28 vs #24 Southern Miss (C-USA)
-13 9 > 22 California 2006 Sep 5 1 L 35-18 at #23 Tennessee
-13 11 > 24 Syracuse 1998 Oct 5 5 L 38-17 at NC State
-13 10 > 23 Notre Dame 1998 Sep 14 2 L 45-23 at Michigan State
-13 12 > 25 Miami (FL) 1996 Oct 21 9 L 31-6 vs East Carolina
-13 5 > 18 USC 1990 Sep 25 4 L 31-0 at #21 Washington
-13 3 > 16 SMU 1985 Oct 8 6 L 28-6 at Arizona
-13 1 > 14 Auburn 1985 Oct 1 5 L 38-20 at Tennessee
-13 3 > 16 Michigan 1984 Sep 18 3 L 20-11 vs #16 Washington
-13 5 > 18 Michigan 1981 Oct 19 7 L 9-7 vs #12 Iowa
-13 4 > 17 Georgia 1981 Sep 21 3 L 13-3 at Clemson
-13 6 > 19 Texas 1974 Sep 30 4 L 26-3 at Texas Tech
-13 4 > 17 Arkansas 1972 Sep 11 1 L 31-10 vs #8 USC
-12 13 > 25 Baylor 2016 Nov 6 10 L 62-22 vs TCU
-12 10 > 22 Florida 2016 Nov 6 10 L 31-10 at Arkansas
-12 9 > 21 Nebraska 2016 Nov 6 10 L 62-3 at #6 Ohio State
-12 6 > 18 Auburn 2015 Sep 13 2 W 27-20 (1OT) vs Jacksonville State
-12 9 > 21 South Carolina 2014 Sep 2 1 L 52-28 vs #21 Texas A&M
-12 5 > 17 West Virginia 2012 Oct 14 7 L 49-14 at Texas Tech
-12 5 > 17 Virginia Tech 2011 Dec 4 14 L 38-10 vs #21 Clemson (ACC)
-12 11 > 23 Florida State 2011 Sep 25 4 L 35-30 at #21 Clemson
-12 7 > 19 BYU 2009 Sep 20 3 L 54-28 vs Florida State
-12 12 > 24 Georgia 2007 Oct 7 6 L 35-14 at Tennessee
-12 7 > 19 Texas 2007 Sep 30 5 L 41-21 vs Kansas State
-12 11 > 23 Georgia 2007 Sep 9 2 L 16-12 vs South Carolina
-12 12 > 24 Kansas State 2001 Oct 7 6 L 16-6 vs Colorado
-12 6 > 18 Florida State 2001 Sep 23 4 L 41-9 at North Carolina
-12 10 > 22 Oregon State 2001 Sep 2 2 L 44-24 at Fresno State
-12 13 > 25 Southern Miss 2000 Nov 5 11 L 49-28 vs Louisville
-12 6 > 18 Michigan 2000 Oct 8 7 L 32-31 at Purdue
-12 6 > 18 Clemson 1991 Oct 7 6 L 27-12 at Georgia
-12 5 > 17 Illinois 1990 Nov 6 10 L 54-28 vs #13 Iowa
-12 4 > 16 Oklahoma 1990 Oct 16 7 L 14-13 vs Texas
-12 13 > 25 Pittsburgh 1990 Sep 18 3 L 52-10 at #14 Oklahoma
-12 4 > 16 UCLA 1986 Sep 9 1 L 38-3 at #1 Oklahoma
-12 8 > 20 LSU 1985 Oct 8 6 L 20-0 vs #11 Florida
-12 4 > 16 Miami (FL) 1984 Sep 25 4 L 38-3 vs #15 Florida State
-12 1 > 13 Notre Dame 1981 Sep 21 3 L 25-7 at #11 Michigan
-12 6 > 18 Penn State 1979 Sep 24 3 L 27-14 vs Texas A&M
-12 5 > 17 Purdue 1979 Sep 17 2 L 31-21 at UCLA
-12 7 > 19 Texas 1976 Sep 14 1 L 14-13 at Boston College
-12 5 > 17 USC 1971 Sep 13 1 L 17-10 vs #16 Alabama
-12 4 > 16 Penn State 1970 Sep 28 3 L 41-13 at #18 Colorado
-12 8 > 20 Mississippi 1969 Sep 29 2 L 10-9 at Kentucky
-12 8 > 20 LSU 1968 Oct 14 5 L 30-0 at Miami (FL)
-11 13 > 24 Boise State 2016 Oct 30 9 L 30-28 at Wyoming
-11 12 > 23 Mississippi 2016 Oct 16 7 L 34-30 at #22 Arkansas
-11 12 > 23 Florida State 2016 Oct 2 5 L 37-35 vs North Carolina
-11 2 > 13 Florida State 2016 Sep 18 3 L 63-20 at #10 Louisville
-11 14 > 25 Oklahoma 2016 Sep 18 3 L 45-24 vs #3 Ohio State
-11 3 > 14 Oklahoma 2016 Sep 6 1 L 33-23 vs #15 Houston
-11 12 > 23 Northwestern 2015 Jan 12 Final L 45-6 vs Tennessee (Outback)
-11 13 > 24 Mississippi 2015 Oct 18 7 L 37-24 at Memphis
-11 8 > 19 Georgia 2015 Oct 4 5 L 38-10 vs #13 Alabama
-11 3 > 14 Mississippi 2015 Oct 4 5 L 38-10 at #25 Florida
-11 14 > 25 Stanford 2014 Oct 5 6 L 17-14 at #9 Notre Dame
-11 10 > 21 Michigan State 2012 Sep 16 3 L 20-3 vs #20 Notre Dame
-11 2 > 13 USC 2012 Sep 16 3 L 21-14 at #21 Stanford
-11 8 > 19 Michigan 2012 Sep 4 1 L 41-14 vs #2 Alabama (Cowboys Classic)
-11 7 > 18 Clemson 2011 Nov 20 12 L 37-13 at NC State
-11 11 > 22 Texas 2011 Oct 9 6 L 55-17 vs #3 Oklahoma
-11 14 > 25 TCU 2011 Sep 6 1 L 50-48 at Baylor
-11 5 > 16 Michigan State 2010 Oct 31 9 L 37-6 at #18 Iowa
-11 11 > 22 Oklahoma State 2009 Nov 29 13 L 27-0 at Oklahoma
-11 13 > 24 Houston 2009 Nov 15 11 L 37-32 at UCF
-11 11 > 22 USC 2009 Nov 15 11 L 55-21 vs #25 Stanford
-11 7 > 18 Ohio State 2009 Oct 18 7 L 26-18 at Purdue
-11 4 > 15 Virginia Tech 2009 Oct 18 7 L 28-23 at #19 Georgia Tech
-11 8 > 19 Oklahoma 2009 Oct 4 5 L 21-20 at #17 Miami (FL)
-11 5 > 16 Oklahoma State 2009 Sep 13 2 L 45-35 vs Houston
-11 12 > 23 Ball State 2008 Dec 7 15 L 42-24 vs Buffalo (MAC)
-11 10 > 21 Rutgers 2007 Sep 30 5  
-11 10 > 21 Penn State 2007 Sep 23 4  
-11 11 > 22 Purdue 2005 Sep 25 4  
-11 3 > 14 Michigan 2005 Sep 11 2  
-11 7 > 18 Oklahoma 2005 Sep 6 1 L 17-10 vs TCU
-11 9 > 20 Wisconsin 2004 Nov 21 12  
-11 13 > 24 LSU 2004 Oct 3 5  
-11 7 > 18 Ohio State 2004 Oct 3 5  
-11 9 > 20 Michigan 2003 Oct 5 6  
-11 6 > 17 Auburn 2003 Sep 1 1  
-11 10 > 21 Florida State 2001 Nov 11 11  
-11 12 > 23 Virginia Tech 2001 Nov 4 10  
-11 14 > 25 Colorado 2001 Oct 21 8  
-11 12 > 23 Northwestern 2000 Nov 12 12  
-11 9 > 20 Wisconsin 1999 Sep 19 4  
-11 4 > 15 Arizona 1999 Aug 30 1 L 41-7 at Penn State (Pigskin Classic)
-11 9 > 20 Washington 1998 Sep 28 4  
-11 14 > 25 Arizona State 1997 Sep 22 5  
-11 8 > 19 Notre Dame 1996 Oct 21 9  
-11 13 > 24 Michigan 1993 Oct 26 9  
-11 5 > 16 Texas A&M 1993 Sep 14 3  
-11 10 > 21 Houston 1991 Sep 17 3  
-11 4 > 15 Auburn 1990 Nov 6 10  
-11 9 > 20 Colorado 1990 Sep 18 3  
-11 9 > 20 West Virginia 1989 Oct 10 6  
-11 2 > 13 Clemson 1984 Sep 25 4  
-11 6 > 17 Ohio State 1983 Oct 17 7  
-11 4 > 15 Iowa 1983 Oct 3 5  
-11 9 > 20 Florida State 1983 Sep 19 3  
-11 9 > 20 Arizona State 1981 Nov 16 11  
-11 8 > 19 Missouri 1981 Oct 19 7  
-11 7 > 18 Ohio State 1981 Oct 5 5  
-11 9 > 20 Purdue 1980 Sep 8 1  
-11 9 > 20 Florida 1977 Oct 3 4  
-11 2 > 13 Alabama 1975 Sep 8 1  
-11 9 > 20 Florida 1974 Nov 18 11  
-11 5 > 16 Texas A&M 1974 Oct 7 5  
-11 7 > 18 Arizona State 1974 Sep 30 4  
-11 8 > 19 Penn State 1974 Sep 23 3  
-11 7 > 18 Arkansas 1971 Sep 27 3  
-11 9 > 20 Missouri 1970 Sep 28 3  
-10 11 > 21 Utah 2016 Nov 20 12 L 30-28 vs Oregon
-10 8 > 18 Auburn 2016 Nov 13 11 L 13-7 at Georgia
-10 11 > 21 Texas 2016 Sep 18 3 L 50-43 at California
-10 15 > 25 Memphis 2015 Nov 8 10 L 45-20 vs Navy
-10 3 > 13 Utah 2015 Oct 25 8 L 42-24 at USC
-10 2 > 12 Alabama 2015 Sep 20 3 L 43-37 vs #15 Mississippi
-10 8 > 18 Mississippi 2014 Nov 23 13 L 30-0 at Arkansas
-10 11 > 21 Nebraska 2014 Nov 16 12 L 59-24 at #22 Wisconsin
-10 2 > 12 Oregon 2014 Oct 5 6 L 31-24 vs Arizona
-10 8 > 18 UCLA 2014 Oct 5 6 L 30-28 vs Utah
-10 9 > 19 Texas A&M 2013 Nov 24 13 L 34-10 at #18 LSU
-10 14 > 24 Miami (FL) 2013 Nov 10 11 L 42-24 vs Virginia Tech
-10 12 > 22 Oklahoma 2013 Nov 10 11 L 41-12 at #5 Baylor
-10 15 > 25 Texas Tech 2013 Nov 3 10 L 52-34 vs #18 Oklahoma State
-10 8 > 18 Louisville 2013 Oct 20 8 L 38-35 at UCF
-10 11 > 21 Oklahoma State 2013 Sep 29 5 L 30-21 at West Virginia
-10 8 > 18 Stanford 2012 Sep 30 5 L 17-13 at Washington
-10 6 > 16 Oklahoma 2012 Sep 23 4 L 24-19 vs #15 Kansas State
-10 9 > 19 Nebraska 2011 Nov 6 10 L 28-25 vs Northwestern
-10 15 > 25 Baylor 2011 Oct 2 5 L 36-35 at Kansas State
-10 14 > 24 Texas A&M 2011 Oct 2 5 L 42-38 vs #18 Arkansas (Southwest Classic)
-10 11 > 21 Virginia Tech 2011 Oct 2 5 L 23-3 vs #13 Clemson
-10 3 > 13 Oregon 2011 Sep 6 1 L 40-27 vs #4 LSU (Cowboys Classic)
-10 15 > 25 Utah 2010 Nov 14 11 L 28-3 at Notre Dame
-10 1 > 11 Ohio State 2010 Oct 17 7 L 31-18 at #18 Wisconsin
-10 15 > 25 Clemson 2009 Nov 29 13 L 34-17 at South Carolina
-10 8 > 18 Miami (FL) 2009 Oct 25 8 L 40-37 (1OT) vs Clemson
-10 5 > 15 Penn State 2009 Sep 27 4 L 21-10 vs Iowa
-10 3 > 13 Oklahoma 2009 Sep 8 1 L 14-13 vs #20 BYU
-10 14 > 24 South Florida 2008 Oct 26 9 L 24-20 at Louisville
-10 8 > 18 Boston College 2007 Nov 11 11  
-10 13 > 23 Michigan 2007 Nov 11 11  
-10 14 > 24 Nebraska 2007 Sep 16 3  
-10 5 > 15 Auburn 2006 Nov 12 11  
-10 11 > 21 Virginia Tech 2006 Oct 1 5  
-10 2 > 12 Notre Dame 2006 Sep 17 3  
-10 15 > 25 Georgia Tech 2005 Sep 25 4  
-10 12 > 22 Florida 2004 Oct 10 6  
-10 6 > 16 West Virginia 2004 Oct 3 5  
-10 15 > 25 Bowling Green 2003 Nov 9 11 L 33-10 at Miami (OH)
-10 3 > 13 Florida State 2003 Nov 9 11  
-10 10 > 20 Iowa 2003 Nov 9 11  
-10 11 > 21 Arkansas 2003 Oct 19 8 L 33-28 vs Florida
-10 13 > 23 Iowa 2003 Sep 28 5  
-10 6 > 16 Kansas State 2003 Sep 21 4  
-10 14 > 24 NC State 2003 Sep 7 2  
-10 15 > 25 West Virginia 2002 Jan 4 Final  
-10 6 > 16 Florida 2002 Oct 6 7  
-10 12 > 22 Washington 2002 Oct 6 7  
-10 8 > 18 Nebraska 2002 Sep 15 4  
-10 7 > 17 Colorado 2002 Sep 2 2  
-10 14 > 24 LSU 2002 Sep 2 2  
-10 9 > 19 BYU 2001 Dec 9 15  
-10 8 > 18 Fresno State 2001 Oct 21 8 L 35-30 vs Boise State
-10 13 > 23 Mississippi State 2000 Nov 19 13  
-10 13 > 23 UCLA 2000 Oct 15 8  
-10 11 > 21 Tennessee 2000 Oct 1 6  
-10 8 > 18 USC 2000 Oct 1 6  
-10 7 > 17 Wisconsin 2000 Sep 24 5  
-10 5 > 15 Texas 2000 Sep 17 4  
-10 3 > 13 Alabama 2000 Sep 3 2  
-10 9 > 19 Penn State 1998 Nov 9 10  
-10 11 > 21 LSU 1998 Oct 12 6  
-10 12 > 22 Iowa 1997 Nov 10 12  
-10 11 > 21 Alabama 1997 Sep 22 5  
-10 13 > 23 Texas 1996 Sep 30 6  
-10 13 > 23 Texas A&M 1996 Aug 26 1  
-10 7 > 17 USC 1996 Aug 26 1  
-10 11 > 21 Auburn 1995 Oct 31 10  
-10 9 > 19 Virginia 1995 Oct 10 7  
-10 13 > 23 Alabama 1995 Sep 19 4  
-10 12 > 22 Washington 1994 Nov 8 11  
-10 10 > 20 Michigan 1994 Nov 1 10  
-10 12 > 22 Washington 1993 Oct 19 8  
-10 13 > 23 Syracuse 1993 Oct 5 6  
-10 15 > 25 Mississippi State 1992 Oct 20 8  
-10 13 > 23 Florida 1992 Oct 6 6  
-10 3 > 13 Nebraska 1990 Nov 6 10  
-10 1 > 11 Virginia 1990 Nov 6 10 L 41-38 vs #16 Georgia Tech
-10 10 > 20 Michigan 1990 Oct 23 8  
-10 13 > 23 Arkansas 1990 Sep 25 4  
-10 11 > 21 Illinois 1990 Sep 11 2  
-10 15 > 25 Arizona 1989 Nov 7 10 L 29-28 at California
-10 15 > 25 Oklahoma 1989 Oct 17 7 L 28-24 vs Texas
-10 11 > 21 Washington 1989 Sep 26 4  
-10 10 > 20 Illinois 1989 Sep 19 3  
-10 6 > 16 Oklahoma 1989 Sep 19 3 L 6-3 at Arizona
-10 6 > 16 Florida State 1989 Sep 5 1  
-10 8 > 18 South Carolina 1988 Oct 18 8 L 34-0 at Georgia Tech
-10 9 > 19 Michigan 1987 Sep 15 2  
-10 3 > 13 UCLA 1987 Sep 15 2  
-10 8 > 18 LSU 1986 Sep 23 3  
-10 7 > 17 Oklahoma State 1985 Nov 26 13 L 15-10 at Iowa State
-10 1 > 11 Florida 1985 Nov 12 11 L 24-3 vs #17 Georgia
-10 7 > 17 BYU 1985 Oct 29 9  
-10 4 > 14 Arkansas 1985 Oct 22 8  
-10 5 > 15 Ohio State 1985 Oct 8 6  
-10 7 > 17 Maryland 1985 Sep 10 2  
-10 6 > 16 Ohio State 1984 Oct 30 9  
-10 9 > 19 Alabama 1984 Sep 11 2  
-10 9 > 19 Arizona 1983 Oct 17 7 L 19-10 vs Oregon
-10 4 > 14 Florida 1982 Oct 4 5  
-10 10 > 20 Michigan 1982 Sep 20 3  
-10 6 > 16 Iowa 1981 Oct 26 8  
-10 9 > 19 Mississippi State 1981 Oct 5 5  
-10 6 > 16 UCLA 1981 Sep 28 4  
-10 2 > 12 Alabama 1981 Sep 14 2  
-10 1 > 11 Michigan 1981 Sep 14 2 L 21-14 at Wisconsin
-10 7 > 17 Nebraska 1981 Sep 14 2  
-10 2 > 12 USC 1980 Nov 17 11  
-10 2 > 12 Texas 1980 Oct 27 8  
-10 9 > 19 Missouri 1980 Oct 6 5  
-10 6 > 16 Arkansas 1980 Sep 8 1  
-10 5 > 15 Missouri 1979 Oct 1 4  
-10 5 > 15 Notre Dame 1979 Sep 24 3  
-10 8 > 18 UCLA 1978 Sep 25 3  
-10 6 > 16 Ohio State 1978 Sep 18 2  
-10 5 > 15 Notre Dame 1978 Sep 11 1  
-10 9 > 19 Houston 1977 Sep 19 2  
-10 7 > 17 Missouri 1976 Oct 19 6  
-10 7 > 17 LSU 1974 Sep 23 3  
-10 8 > 18 Oregon State 1968 Sep 23 2  


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