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2020 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 2 Clemson (38) ACC 0-0 1520 *1 DNP
2 < 3 Ohio State (21) Big Ten 0-0 1504 *2 DNP
3 < 8 Alabama (2) SEC 0-0 1422 *3 DNP
4 < 4 Georgia SEC 0-0 1270 4 DNP
5 < 7 Oklahoma Big 12 0-0 1269 6 DNP
6 < 1 LSU (1) SEC 0-0 1186 5 DNP
7 < 9 Penn State Big Ten 0-0 1147 7 DNP
8 < 6 Florida SEC 0-0 1125 8 DNP
9 < 5 Oregon Pac-12 0-0 1119 9 DNP
10 < 12 Notre Dame ACC 0-0 995 10 DNP
11 < 14 Auburn SEC 0-0 852 11 DNP
12 < 11 Wisconsin Big Ten 0-0 840 12 DNP
13 < NR Texas A&M SEC 0-0 764 13 DNP
14 < 25 Texas Big 12 0-0 703 14 DNP
15 < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 0-0 672 16 DNP
16 < 18 Michigan Big Ten 0-0 611 15 DNP
17 < NR USC Pac-12 0-0 534 17 DNP
18 < NR North Carolina ACC 0-0 496 19 DNP
19 < 10 Minnesota Big Ten 0-0 451 18 DNP
20 < 21 Cincinnati AAC 0-0 234 22 DNP
21 < 24 UCF AAC 0-0 229 21 DNP
22 < 16 Utah Pac-12 0-0 211 20 DNP
23 < NR Iowa State Big 12 0-0 199 25 DNP
24 < 15 Iowa Big Ten 0-0 134 23 DNP
25 < NR Tennessee SEC 0-0 133 RV DNP
RV < 17 Memphis AAC 0-0 86 RV DNP
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 0-0 85 25 DNP
RV < 23 Boise State MWC 0-0 68 RV DNP
RV < NR Arizona State Pac-12 0-0 66 RV DNP
RV < NR Miami (FL) ACC 0-0 42 RV DNP
RV < NR Louisville ACC 0-0 32 RV DNP
RV < 19 Appalachian State Sun Belt 0-0 26 RV DNP
RV < NR Washington Pac-12 0-0 21 RV DNP
RV < NR Kentucky SEC 0-0 20 RV DNP
RV < NR Indiana Big Ten 0-0 19 RV DNP
RV < 13 Baylor Big 12 0-0 15 RV DNP
RV < NR California Pac-12 0-0 11 RV DNP
RV < NR TCU Big 12 0-0 9 RV DNP
RV < NR Virginia ACC 0-0 7 RV DNP
RV < NR Florida State ACC 0-0 6 NR DNP
RV < 20 Navy AAC 0-0 6 RV DNP
RV < 22 Air Force MWC 0-0 3 RV DNP
RV < NR Mississippi State SEC 0-0 3 RV DNP
RV < NR SMU AAC 0-0 3 RV DNP
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 0-0 1 NR DNP
RV < NR UAB C-USA 0-0 1 NR DNP
NR < NR Duke ACC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Kansas State Big 12 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Louisiana Sun Belt 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Nebraska Big Ten 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Pittsburgh ACC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Stanford Pac-12 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Tulane AAC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Washington State Pac-12 0-0 0 RV DNP
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 7 10.0 6752
Big Ten 6 13.3 4687
Big 12 4 14.3 2843
ACC 3 9.7 3011
Pac-12 3 16.0 1864
AAC 2 20.5 463

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- North Carolina makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/6/2016 poll (54 polls)
- Tennessee makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/10/2017 poll (54 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Clemson's Top 5 streak reaches 40
- Baylor's Top 25 streak ends at 11
- Boise State's Top 25 streak ends at 16
- Georgia's Top 25 streak reaches 50
- LSU's Top 5 streak ends at 15

Season Streaks:
- Clemson's season streak reaches 10
- LSU's preseason streak reaches 20
- Notre Dame's season streak reaches 10
- Penn State's season streak reaches 5
- Stanford's preseason streak ends at 9
- Texas' season streak reaches 5

Total Appearances:
- Ohio State reaches 920 appearances (#1)
- Utah ties Navy for #62

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.

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