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November 4, 1996 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Florida (59) SEC 7-0 1667 W 47-7 N Georgia
2 < 2 Ohio State (5) Big Ten 8-0 1582  
3 < 3 Florida State (2) ACC 7-0 1564  
4 < 4 Arizona State (1) Pac-10 9-0 1477  
5 < 5 Nebraska Big 12 7-1 1406 W 73-21 A Oklahoma
6 < 6 Tennessee SEC 6-1 1344  
7 < 7 Colorado Big 12 7-1 1218  
8 < 8 North Carolina ACC 7-1 1204  
9 < 9 Michigan Big Ten 7-1 1133  
10 < 10 Alabama SEC 7-1 1086  
11 < 12 LSU SEC 7-1 902  
12 < 13 BYU WAC 9-1 858  
13 < 14 Kansas State Big 12 8-1 813  
14 < 15 Penn State Big Ten 8-2 810  
15 < 16 Virginia ACC 6-2 684  
16 < 17 Wyoming WAC 9-0 646 W 59-17 H SMU
17 < 19 Notre Dame Ind 5-2 583  
18 < 11 Northwestern Big Ten 7-2 518  
19 < 21 Washington Pac-10 6-2 439  
20 < 23 Southern Miss C-USA 8-1 341 W 21-17 H Cincinnati
21 < 22 Miami (FL) Big East 6-2 336  
22 < 24 Auburn SEC 6-2 298  
23 < 25 Iowa Big Ten 6-2 269  
24 < NR Syracuse Big East 5-2 233  
25 < NR Virginia Tech Big East 6-1 137  
NR < 18 West Virginia Big East 0  
NR < 20 Utah WAC 0  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 5 10.0 5297
Big Ten 5 13.2 4312
Big 12 3 8.3 3437
ACC 3 8.7 3452
Big East 3 23.3 706
Pac-10 2 11.5 1916
WAC 2 14.0 1504
Ind 1 17.0 583
C-USA 1 20.0 341

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)
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  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.