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Total Appearances in the AP Poll

(1185 total polls since 1936)

# Team APP PCT AVG RK HIGH RK
1. Ohio State 934 78.8% 8.1 1
2. Michigan 873 73.7% 9.5 1
3. Oklahoma 861 72.7% 7.7 1
4. Notre Dame 833 70.3% 8.3 1
5. Alabama 825 69.6% 7.3 1
6. USC 785 66.2% 9.5 1
7. Texas 744 62.8% 9.3 1
8. Nebraska 730 61.6% 8.3 1
9. Penn State 653 55.1% 10.1 1
10. LSU 639 53.9% 10.7 1
11. Florida 634 53.5% 10.2 1
12. Georgia 613 51.7% 10.8 1
13. Auburn 593 50.0% 11.2 1
14. Tennessee 588 49.6% 10.6 1
15. Florida State 560 47.3% 8.6 1
16. UCLA 532 44.9% 11.8 1
17. Miami (FL) 506 42.7% 9.0 1
18. Clemson 469 39.6% 11.8 1
  Texas A&M 469 39.6% 12.5 1
20. Washington 455 38.4% 12.3 1
21. Arkansas 417 35.2% 11.6 1
22. Wisconsin 405 34.2% 13.0 1
23. Michigan State 403 34.0% 11.7 1
24. Iowa 341 28.8% 13.1 1
25. Oregon 319 26.9% 11.7 1
26. Virginia Tech 309 26.1% 13.7 2
27. Georgia Tech 306 25.8% 12.2 2
  West Virginia 306 25.8% 14.5 2
29. Colorado 305 25.7% 11.8 1
30. Stanford 303 25.6% 13.6 2
31. Pittsburgh 300 25.3% 12.2 1
32. Mississippi 289 24.4% 12.2 1
33. Arizona State 286 24.1% 14.6 2
34. BYU 260 21.9% 15.3 1
35. Oklahoma State 259 21.9% 14.4 2
36. North Carolina 258 21.8% 13.5 1
37. Missouri 254 21.4% 14.1 1
38. TCU 243 20.5% 12.7 1
39. Purdue 236 19.9% 13.0 1
40. Kansas State 217 18.3% 13.2 2
41. Baylor 211 17.8% 13.0 2
42. Syracuse 205 17.3% 13.9 1
43. Mississippi State 203 17.1% 17.4 1
44. California 200 16.9% 12.1 1
45. Houston 194 16.4% 13.6 2
46. Maryland 193 16.3% 12.2 1
47. Northwestern 188 15.9% 13.3 1
48. South Carolina 187 15.8% 15.2 2
49. Illinois 181 15.3% 12.3 2
50. SMU 175 14.8% 12.1 1
51. Minnesota 174 14.7% 11.8 1
  Virginia 174 14.7% 16.8 1
53. Duke 172 14.5% 13.3 2
54. Arizona 168 14.2% 15.4 3
55. Boise State 165 13.9% 14.7 2
56. NC State 164 13.8% 17.7 3
57. Washington State 161 13.6% 15.9 3
58. Army (NY) 146 12.3% 7.7 1
59. Boston College 144 12.2% 15.8 1
60. Louisville 143 12.1% 15.4 3
61. Texas Tech 141 11.9% 15.9 2
62. Navy (MD) 139 11.7% 10.6 2
  Utah 139 11.7% 15.5 2
64. Kansas 109 9.2% 14.1 2
65. Oregon State 95 8.0% 15.2 4
66. Kentucky 92 7.8% 13.3 3
67. Penn 89 7.5% 11.2 3
68. Air Force 81 6.8% 16.0 4
69. Cincinnati 74 6.2% 15.1 4
70. Rice (TX) 69 5.8% 13.2 5
71. Indiana 66 5.6% 14.6 4
72. Iowa State 65 5.5% 18.2 8
73. Tulane (LA) 59 5.0% 14.3 4
  Fresno State 59 5.0% 19.9 8
75. Wyoming 56 4.7% 16.5 6
  Southern Miss 56 4.7% 20.5 9
77. UCF 49 4.1% 15.2 6
78. Tulsa 48 4.1% 17.0 4
79. Cornell (NY) 47 4.0% 10.7 1
  South Florida 47 4.0% 18.7 2
  Wake Forest (NC) 47 4.0% 18.8 11
82. Toledo (OH) 45 3.8% 19.3 12
83. Santa Clara (CA) 43 3.6% 12.7 5
  Colorado State 43 3.6% 19.7 10
85. Miami (OH) 42 3.5% 16.0 10
86. Fordham (NY) 40 3.4% 10.0 3
87. Holy Cross (MA) 39 3.3% 15.1 9
88. Dartmouth (NH) 37 3.1% 13.2 4
  Marshall (WV) 37 3.1% 17.7 10
  Rutgers (NJ) 37 3.1% 18.1 7
91. East Carolina 34 2.9% 18.5 9
92. Vanderbilt 31 2.6% 15.9 7
93. Yale (CT) 30 2.5% 13.6 5
94. Princeton (NJ) 29 2.4% 12.1 4
95. Hawaii 28 2.4% 19.4 10
96. Memphis 27 2.3% 19.8 15
97. Villanova (PA) 25 2.1% 13.8 6
98. San Diego State 24 2.0% 19.1 13
99. Northern Illinois 23 1.9% 19.9 12
100. Duquesne (PA) 20 1.7% 11.4 5
101. Iowa Pre-Flight 18 1.5% 6.3 2
102. William & Mary (VA) 16 1.4% 15.8 12
  Columbia (NY) 16 1.4% 15.9 10
  Nevada 16 1.4% 17.2 10
  Temple (PA) 16 1.4% 20.1 13
  Bowling Green (OH) 16 1.4% 21.4 15
107. March Field/4th AF (CA) 15 1.3% 11.3 8
108. Pacific (CA) 14 1.2% 13.9 6
  Louisiana 14 1.2% 19.1 14
110. St. Mary's (CA) 13 1.1% 11.6 5
  Great Lakes Naval (IL) 13 1.1% 12.2 5
112. Bainbridge Naval (MD) 12 1.0% 11.4 5
  Utah State 12 1.0% 17.3 10
114. Georgetown (DC) 11 0.9% 13.4 9
  Coastal Carolina (SC) 11 0.9% 14.8 9
  Ball State 11 0.9% 18.5 12
117. Randolph Field (TX) 10 0.8% 4.8 2
  Western Michigan 10 0.8% 16.3 12
  Appalachian State (NC) 10 0.8% 21.7 19
120. Carnegie Mellon (PA) 9 0.8% 10.4 6
  Del Monte Pre-Flight (CA) 9 0.8% 13.0 8
  Ohio 9 0.8% 18.8 15
123. San Francisco 8 0.7% 16.3 13
  San Jose State (CA) 8 0.7% 21.3 18
  Liberty (VA) 8 0.7% 22.1 17
126. North Carolina Pre-Flight 7 0.6% 11.9 2
  Marquette (WI) 7 0.6% 12.0 4
  George Washington (DC) 7 0.6% 16.4 14
129. New Mexico State 6 0.5% 16.5 14
  2nd Air Force 6 0.5% 18.0 15
  Connecticut 6 0.5% 21.0 16
  Louisiana Tech 6 0.5% 22.0 19
133. Norman Pre-Flight (OK) 5 0.4% 15.2 13
  El Toro Marines (CA) 5 0.4% 16.4 15
  Colorado College 5 0.4% 17.2 16
  VMI 5 0.4% 17.2 13
  Harvard (MA) 5 0.4% 18.2 17
  Kent State (OH) 5 0.4% 22.0 18
  UTEP 5 0.4% 24.0 23
140. Hardin-Simmons (TX) 4 0.3% 18.3 17
141. Southwestern (TX) 3 0.3% 13.3 11
  Memphis Naval 3 0.3% 15.7 13
  Boston 3 0.3% 16.3 15
  Delaware 3 0.3% 16.7 15
  New York 3 0.3% 17.7 17
  Lafayette (PA) 3 0.3% 18.3 18
  Buffalo 3 0.3% 24.0 23
148. Colgate (NY) 2 0.2% 14.5 9
  Camp Peary (VA) 2 0.2% 15.5 14
  Detroit 2 0.2% 17.5 17
  North Texas 2 0.2% 18.0 16
  San Diego Naval 2 0.2% 18.5 17
  Washington & Lee (VA) 2 0.2% 18.5 18
  Central Michigan 2 0.2% 24.0 23
  Western Kentucky 2 0.2% 24.5 24
156. Arkansas-Monticello 1 0.1% 17.0 17
  Fort Pierce Naval (FL) 1 0.1% 18.0 18
  3rd Air Force 1 0.1% 19.0 19
  Lehigh (PA) 1 0.1% 19.0 19
  Muhlenberg (PA) 1 0.1% 19.0 19
  St. Mary's Pre-Flight (CA) 1 0.1% 19.0 19
  Bucknell (PA) 1 0.1% 20.0 20
  Camp Grant (IL) 1 0.1% 20.0 20
  Catawba (NC) 1 0.1% 20.0 20
  Loyola Marymount (CA) 1 0.1% 20.0 20
  Richmond (VA) 1 0.1% 20.0 20
  Williams (MA) 1 0.1% 20.0 20
  Troy (AL) 1 0.1% 25.0 25

Notes

  • Teams in the latest poll are in bold.
  • Updated through January 12, 2021.