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Biggest Jumps From Unranked to Ranked in the AP Poll

NOTE: Only teams ranked 15 or higher are displayed. No preseason polls were included since they often have large jumps from season to season. The default view is 1968-present which represents the modern era of the AP poll (20 teams ranked). Beginning in 1989, 25 teams were ranked.

Since 1989

Rank Team Season Poll Week
5 Missouri 1975 September 8 1
6 Missouri 1976 September 14 1
8 UCLA 1972 September 11 1
9 Texas A&M 1974 September 23 3
10 Wisconsin 2016 September 6 1
10 Arizona 2014 October 5 6
10 Texas Tech 1974 September 30 4
11 Texas 2016 September 6 1
11 Missouri 1978 September 11 1
11 Auburn 1974 September 30 4
11 Wisconsin 1974 September 23 3
11 California 1968 October 21 6
11 Houston 1968 September 16 1
12 USC 1986 September 23 3
12 Arkansas 1981 October 19 7
12 Missouri 1976 September 28 3
12 Oklahoma State 1974 September 23 3
12 Colorado 1971 September 13 1
12 Auburn 1970 September 28 3
12 Florida 1969 September 22 1
12 Miami (FL) 1968 October 14 5
12 Kansas 1968 September 23 2
13 Iowa 2009 September 27 4
13 Maryland 1986 September 23 3
13 Oklahoma State 1984 September 11 2
13 BYU 1984 September 4 1
13 Florida State 1982 January 2 Final
13 Notre Dame 1982 November 8 10
13 Miami (FL) 1981 November 2 9
13 Missouri 1981 October 5 5
13 Miami (FL) 1980 September 29 4
13 Wisconsin 1974 October 7 5
13 Florida 1974 September 30 4
13 Michigan 1969 October 13 4
13 SMU 1968 October 28 7
13 Mississippi 1968 October 7 4
14 Mississippi State 2014 September 21 4
14 East Carolina 2008 September 7 2
14 Arkansas 2003 September 14 3
14 Purdue 1984 October 9 6
14 Iowa State 1981 October 19 7
14 Wisconsin 1981 October 12 6
14 Arizona State 1978 October 16 6
14 Nebraska 1977 September 19 2
14 Iowa State 1976 November 16 10
14 Illinois 1976 September 21 2
14 Oklahoma 1968 November 18 10
15 USC 2016 November 13 11
15 Miami (FL) 2013 September 8 2
15 Auburn 2011 October 2 5
15 TCU 2008 October 19 8
15 Penn State 2002 September 15 4
15 Texas A&M 1990 January 2 Final
15 Washington 1989 September 12 2
15 Texas A&M 1989 September 5 1
15 Iowa 1986 September 23 3
15 Alabama 1985 December 3 14
15 Miami (FL) 1985 October 22 8
15 LSU 1984 October 2 5
15 Alabama 1983 January 3 Final
15 Miami (FL) 1983 September 26 4
15 Ohio State 1981 November 23 12
15 Stanford 1980 September 29 4
15 North Carolina 1979 January 3 Final
15 Ohio State 1979 September 10 1
15 Stanford 1977 January 3 Final
15 Washington State 1977 September 19 2
15 Boston College 1976 September 14 1
15 Michigan State 1975 October 6 5
15 Michigan State 1974 November 11 10
15 Houston 1974 November 4 9
15 Toledo 1970 November 2 8
15 Notre Dame 1969 October 6 3
15 Oregon State 1968 November 4 8
15 Houston 1968 October 28 7
15 Texas Tech 1968 October 14 5
15 Syracuse 1968 October 7 4


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