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November 1, 2020 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Clemson (33) ACC 7-0 1515 *1 W 34-28 H Boston College
2 < 2 Alabama (29) SEC 6-0 1513 *2 W 41-0 H Mississippi State
3 < 3 Ohio State Big Ten 2-0 1430 *3 W 38-25 A #18 Penn State
4 < 4 Notre Dame ACC 6-0 1351 4 W 31-13 A Georgia Tech
5 < 5 Georgia SEC 4-1 1289 5 W 14-3 A Kentucky
6 < 7 Cincinnati AAC 5-0 1199 6 W 49-10 H Memphis
7 < 8 Texas A&M SEC 4-1 1156 7 W 42-31 H Arkansas
8 < 10 Florida SEC 3-1 1066 8 W 41-17 H Missouri
9 < 11 BYU Ind 7-0 1014 9 W 41-10 H Western Kentucky
10 < 9 Wisconsin Big Ten 1-0 985 11 DNP
11 < 12 Miami (FL) ACC 5-1 946 10 DNP
12 < 14 Oregon Pac-12 0-0 831 14 DNP
13 < 17 Indiana Big Ten 2-0 765 13 W 37-21 A Rutgers
14 < 6 Oklahoma State Big 12 4-1 760 12 L 41-34 (1OT) H Texas
15 < 20 Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 6-0 527 16 W 51-0 A Georgia State
16 < 19 Marshall C-USA 5-0 523 15 DNP
17 < 23 Iowa State Big 12 4-2 427 17 W 52-22 A Kansas
18 < 22 SMU AAC 6-1 420 18 W 51-37 H Navy
19 < 24 Oklahoma Big 12 4-2 405 19 W 62-28 A Texas Tech
20 < 21 USC Pac-12 0-0 354 20 DNP
21 < 25 Boise State MWC 2-0 336 23 W 49-30 A Air Force
22 < NR Texas Big 12 4-2 190 RV W 41-34 (1OT) A #6 Oklahoma State
23 < 13 Michigan Big Ten 1-1 151 25 L 27-24 H Michigan State
24 < NR Auburn SEC 4-2 144 21 W 48-11 H LSU
25 < NR Liberty Ind 6-0 118 RV DNP
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 2-0 106 RV W 21-20 A Iowa
RV < NR Louisiana Sun Belt 5-1 101 RV W 44-34 A Texas State
RV < 15 North Carolina ACC 4-2 92 24 L 44-41 A Virginia
RV < 18 Penn State Big Ten 0-2 87 RV L 38-25 H #3 Ohio State
RV < NR Tulsa AAC 3-1 73 RV W 34-30 H East Carolina
RV < NR Army Ind 6-1 57 22 DNP
RV < 16 Kansas State Big 12 4-2 51 RV L 37-10 A West Virginia
RV < NR Utah Pac-12 0-0 44 RV DNP
RV < NR West Virginia Big 12 4-2 44 RV W 37-10 H #16 Kansas State
RV < NR Washington Pac-12 0-0 21 NR DNP
RV < NR Purdue Big Ten 2-0 15 RV W 31-24 A Illinois
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 4-2 11 RV W 42-35 A Louisville
RV < NR San Diego State MWC 2-0 8 RV W 38-7 A Utah State
RV < NR Arizona State Pac-12 0-0 7 RV DNP
RV < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 4-1 6 RV W 31-13 A Louisiana-Monroe
RV < NR Wake Forest ACC 4-2 5 RV W 38-14 A Syracuse
RV < NR Michigan State Big Ten 1-1 4 RV W 27-24 A #13 Michigan
RV < NR California Pac-12 0-0 3 RV DNP
NR < NR Arkansas SEC 2-3 0 RV L 42-31 A #8 Texas A&M
NR < NR Boston College ACC 4-3 0 RV L 34-28 A #1 Clemson
NR < NR Kentucky SEC 2-4 0 RV L 14-3 H #5 Georgia
NR < NR Memphis AAC 3-2 0 RV L 49-10 A #7 Cincinnati
NR < NR Missouri SEC 2-3 0 RV L 41-17 A #10 Florida
NR < NR NC State ACC 4-2 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Nevada MWC 2-0 0 RV W 37-19 A UNLV
NR < NR South Carolina SEC 2-3 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Tennessee SEC 2-3 0 RV DNP
NR < NR UCF AAC 4-2 0 RV W 44-21 A Houston
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 5 9.2 5168
Big Ten 4 12.3 3331
Big 12 4 18.0 1782
ACC 3 5.3 3812
AAC 2 12.0 1619
Pac-12 2 16.0 1185
Ind 2 17.0 1132
Sun Belt 1 15.0 527
C-USA 1 16.0 523
MWC 1 21.0 336

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- BYU makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 9/13/2009 poll (184 polls)
- Liberty makes first appearance ever in the Top 25

Weekly Streaks:
- Cincinnati's Top 25 streak reaches at 20

Total Appearances:
- Auburn reaches 590 appearances (#13)
- Coastal Carolina ties six others for #139
- Liberty ties 13 others for #154
- Oklahoma State ties Missouri for #34
- SMU ties two others for #50

Miscellaneous:
- Alabama's 29 first-place votes are the most for the #2 team since Florida State's 29 in the 11/30/2014 poll.
- The two point margin between #1 Clemson and #2 Alabama is the smallest since the 10/27/2019 poll when Alabama trailed LSU by two points.

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.

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