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2016 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L Points CP Last Week
1 < 3 Clemson (60) ACC 14-1 1500 *1  
2 < 1 Alabama SEC 14-1 1440 2  
3 < 9 USC Pac-12 10-3 1292 5  
4 < 4 Washington Pac-12 12-2 1277 4  
5 < 7 Oklahoma Big 12 11-2 1252 3  
6 < 2 Ohio State Big Ten 11-2 1240 6  
7 < 5 Penn State Big Ten 11-3 1130 7  
8 < 10 Florida State ACC 10-3 1105 8  
9 < 8 Wisconsin Big Ten 11-3 1032 9  
10 < 6 Michigan Big Ten 10-3 1001 10  
11 < 13 Oklahoma State Big 12 10-3 920 11  
12 < 16 Stanford Pac-12 10-3 730 12  
13 < 19 LSU SEC 8-4 651 14  
14 < 20 Florida SEC 9-4 640 13  
15 < 12 Western Michigan MAC 13-1 619 18  
16 < 18 Virginia Tech ACC 10-4 610 16  
17 < 11 Colorado Pac-12 10-4 585 15  
18 < 14 West Virginia Big 12 10-3 368 17  
19 < 25 South Florida American 11-2 358 19  
20 < NR Miami (FL) ACC 9-4 338 23  
21 < 15 Louisville ACC 9-4 277 20  
22 < NR Tennessee SEC 9-4 253 24  
23 < NR Utah Pac-12 9-4 222 21  
24 < 17 Auburn SEC 8-5 206 22  
25 < NR San Diego State MWC 11-3 113 25  
RV < NR Kansas State Big 12 9-4 83 RV  
RV < NR Georgia Tech ACC 9-4 47 RV  
RV < 24 Nebraska Big Ten 9-4 38 RV  
RV < NR Western Kentucky C-USA 11-3 32 RV  
RV < NR Air Force MWC 10-3 30 RV  
RV < 22 Pittsburgh ACC 8-5 21 NR  
RV < NR Boise State MWC 10-3 19 RV  
RV < 21 Iowa Big Ten 8-5 14 RV  
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 9-4 12 RV  
RV < NR Tulsa American 10-3 10 RV  
RV < NR BYU Ind 9-4 9 RV  
RV < NR Houston American 9-4 8 NR  
RV < NR North Carolina ACC 8-5 8 NR  
RV < 23 Temple American 10-4 8 RV  
RV < NR Navy American 9-5 1 RV  
RV < NR Washington State Pac-12 8-5 1 RV  
NR < NR Arkansas SEC 7-6 0 RV  
NR < NR Georgia SEC 8-5 0 RV  
NR < NR Troy Sun Belt 10-3 0 RV  
NR < NR Wake Forest ACC 7-6 0 RV  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Pac-12 5 11.8 4106
ACC 5 13.2 3830
SEC 5 15.0 3190
Big Ten 4 8.0 4403
Big 12 3 11.3 2540
MAC 1 15.0 619
American 1 19.0 358
MWC 1 25.0 113

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Clemson makes first appearance at #1 since the 12/6/2015 poll (16 polls)
- USC makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 9/9/2012 poll (78 polls)
- Oklahoma makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 2016 preseason poll (14 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Alabama's #1 streak ends at 16
- Auburn's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Nebraska's Top 25 streak ends at 12
- Western Michigan's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Season Streaks:
- Alabama has longest active final poll streak with 9
- Alabama's season streak reaches 10
- Boise State's season streak reaches 15
- Florida State's season streak reaches 40
- Ohio State's final poll streak reaches 5
- Ohio State has longest active season streak with 49
- Oregon's final poll streak ends at 9
- UCLA's season streak reaches 5
- USC's season streak reaches 15
- Wisconsin's season streak reaches 20

Total Appearances:
- Ohio State reaches 870 appearances
- San Diego State ties Iowa Pre-Flight for #98
- South Florida ties two others for #91
- Western Michigan reaches 10 appearances and ties two others for #112

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.
  • Regular season polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-67 had 10 teams (except for the 1961 final poll which had 20), 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.


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