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2020 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (61) SEC 13-0 1525 *1 W 52-24 N #3 Ohio State (CFP Final)
2 < 3 Ohio State Big Ten 7-1 1463 2 L 52-24 N #1 Alabama (CFP Final)
3 < 2 Clemson ACC 10-2 1378 3 L 49-28 N #3 Ohio State (Sugar/CFP Semifinal)
4 < 5 Texas A&M SEC 9-1 1324 4 W 41-27 N #14 North Carolina (Orange)
5 < 4 Notre Dame ACC 10-2 1279 5 L 31-14 N #1 Alabama (Rose/CFP Semifinal)
6 < 8 Oklahoma Big 12 9-2 1243 6 W 55-20 N #10 Florida (Cotton)
7 < 11 Georgia SEC 8-2 1144 7 W 24-21 N #6 Cincinnati (Peach)
8 < 6 Cincinnati AAC 9-1 1074 8 L 24-21 N #11 Georgia (Peach)
9 < 12 Iowa State Big 12 9-3 1035 9 W 34-17 N #25 Oregon (Fiesta)
10 < 15 Northwestern Big Ten 7-2 893 10 W 35-19 N Auburn (Citrus)
11 < 13 BYU Ind 11-1 862 11 W 49-23 N UCF (Boca Raton)
12 < 7 Indiana Big Ten 6-2 773 13 L 26-20 N Mississippi (Outback)
13 < 10 Florida SEC 8-4 764 12 L 55-20 N #8 Oklahoma (Cotton)
14 < 9 Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 11-1 725 14 L 37-34 (1OT) N #23 Liberty (FBC Mortgage Cure)
15 < 16 Louisiana Sun Belt 10-1 664 16 W 31-24 N UTSA (SERVPRO First Responder)
16 < 17 Iowa Big Ten 6-2 581 15 DNP
17 < 23 Liberty Ind 10-1 576 18 W 37-34 (1OT) N #9 Coastal Carolina (FBC Mortgage Cure)
18 < 14 North Carolina ACC 8-4 532 17 L 41-27 N #5 Texas A&M (Orange)
19 < 20 Texas Big 12 7-3 485 20 W 55-23 N Colorado (Alamo)
20 < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 8-3 417 19 W 37-34 N #18 Miami (FL) (Cheez-It)
21 < 21 USC Pac-12 5-1 306 21 DNP
22 < 18 Miami (FL) ACC 8-3 284 22 L 37-34 N Oklahoma State (Cheez-It)
23 < NR Ball State MAC 7-1 183 23 W 34-13 N #19 San Jose State (Arizona)
24 < 19 San Jose State MWC 7-1 80 24 L 34-13 N Ball State (Arizona)
25 < NR Buffalo MAC 6-1 51 25 W 17-10 N Marshall (Camelia)
RV < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 41 RV W 56-28 N North Texas (Myrtle Beach)
RV < 22 Tulsa AAC 35 RV L 28-26 N Mississippi State (Armed Forces)
RV < NR Army Ind 24 RV L 24-21 N West Virginia (Liberty)
RV < 25 Oregon Pac-12 21 RV L 34-17 N #12 Iowa State (Fiesta)
RV < NR Memphis AAC 12 RV W 25-10 N Florida Atlantic (Montgomery)
RV < NR TCU Big 12 12 NR DNP
RV < NR UAB C-USA 10 RV DNP
RV < NR Washington Pac-12 10 RV DNP
RV < 24 NC State ACC 7 RV L 23-21 N Kentucky (Gator)
RV < NR Nevada MWC 7 RV W 38-27 N Tulane (Famous Idaho Potato)
RV < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 3 RV W 42-28 N Wake Forest (Duke's Mayo)
RV < NR Marshall C-USA 1 RV L 17-10 N Buffalo (Camelia)
RV < NR West Virginia Big 12 1 RV W 24-21 N Army (Liberty)
NR < NR Auburn SEC 0 RV L 35-19 N #15 Northwestern (Citrus)
NR < NR Boise State MWC 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Colorado Pac-12 0 RV L 55-23 N #20 Texas (Alamo)
NR < NR Kentucky SEC 0 RV W 23-21 N #24 NC State (Gator)
NR < NR Mississippi SEC 0 RV W 26-20 N #7 Indiana (Outback)
NR < NR Missouri SEC 0 RV DNP
NR < NR SMU AAC 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Utah Pac-12 0 RV DNP

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 4 6.3 4757
Big Ten 4 10.0 3710
ACC 4 12.0 3473
Big 12 4 13.5 3180
Ind 2 14.0 1438
Sun Belt 2 14.5 1389
MAC 2 24.0 234
AAC 1 8.0 1074
Pac-12 1 21.0 306
MWC 1 24.0 80

Milestones

Last Appearances
- Ball State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/7/2008 poll (196 polls)
- Northwestern makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 12/2/1996 poll (398 polls)

Season Streaks:
- Clemson's final poll season streak reaches 10
- LSU's final poll season streak ends at 5
- Michigan State's season streak ends at 10
- Stanford's season streak ends at 11
- TCU's season streak ends at 15
- Washington State's season streak ends at 5

Weekly Streaks:
- Indiana's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Oklahoma's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Ball State ties two others for #114
- Buffalo ties six others for #141
- BYU reaches 260 appearances (#34)
- Coastal Carolina ties two others for #114
- Liberty ties two others for #123
- Louisiana ties Pacific for #108
- San Jose State ties two others for #123

Final Poll Appearances:
- Ball State makes first ever appearance in the final poll (#109)
- Buffalo makes first ever appearance in the final poll (#109)
- Coastal Carolina makes first ever appearance in the final poll (#109)
- Liberty makes first ever appearance in the final poll (#109)
- Louisiana makes first ever appearance in the final poll (#109)
- Ohio State makes 60th appearance in the final poll (#2)
- Oklahoma makes 60th appearance in the final poll (#2)
- USC makes 50th appearance in the final poll (#6)

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.