Football

Home Last Poll Teams

1996 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 3 Florida (65.5) SEC 12-1 1673.5 W 52-20 N #1 Florida State (Sugar)
2 < 4 Ohio State (1.5) Big Ten 11-1 1585.5  
3 < 1 Florida State ACC 11-1 1529 L 52-20 N #3 Florida (Sugar)
4 < 2 Arizona State Pac-10 11-1 1486  
5 < 5 BYU WAC 14-1 1360  
6 < 6 Nebraska Big 12 11-2 1316 W 41-21 N #10 Virginia Tech (Orange)
7 < 7 Penn State Big Ten 11-2 1293  
8 < 8 Colorado Big 12 10-2 1228  
9 < 9 Tennessee SEC 10-2 1172  
10 < 12 North Carolina ACC 10-2 1070  
11 < 16 Alabama SEC 10-3 977  
12 < 17 LSU SEC 10-2 849  
13 < 10 Virginia Tech Big East 10-2 786  
14 < 19 Miami (FL) Big East 9-3 690  
15 < 11 Northwestern Big Ten 9-3 663  
16 < 13 Washington Pac-10 9-3 643  
17 < 14 Kansas State Big 12 9-3 625  
18 < 21 Iowa Big Ten 9-3 535  
19 < 18 Notre Dame Ind 8-3 511  
20 < 15 Michigan Big Ten 8-4 466  
21 < 23 Syracuse Big East 9-3 451  
22 < 22 Wyoming WAC 10-2 314 DNP
23 < 20 Texas Big 12 8-5 169  
24 < NR Auburn SEC 8-4 130  
25 < 24 Army Ind 10-2 71  
NR < 25 West Virginia Big East 0  

Others Receiving Votes

West Virginia 43, Navy 41, East Carolina 37, Southern Miss 22, Stanford 16, Wisconsin 14, San Diego State 4, Virginia 3, Clemson 2

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 5 11.4 4801.5
Big Ten 5 12.4 4542.5
Big 12 4 13.5 3338
Big East 3 16.0 1927
ACC 2 6.5 2599
Pac-10 2 10.0 2129
WAC 2 13.5 1674
Ind 2 22.0 582

Notes

  • * = Received first place votes (non-AP rankings); Hold the mouse cursor over these rankings to see the first place votes (where available) in a tooltip (for browsers that support tooltips)
  • Clicking on the team name will display the week-by-week ranking for that team.
  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.