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Associated Press Poll (1936-Present)


Total *, Preseason, Final Polls | Weekly, Season Streaks | Last

Number 1

National Championships (by team, conference, and coach)

Split National Championships

Total Appearances at #1 | Progression

AP #1 Game Results

Most Games Played as AP #1 | Progression

Most Wins as AP #1 Progression

Most Games Coached as AP #1

#1 Weekly Progression

Preseason vs Final Rankings of #1 Teams

Wire-to-Wire at #1 *

AP Polls With Unanimous #1

Percent of First Place Votes for the AP Preseason #1 Team

AP National Champion that lost their last game:
1943 Notre Dame

AP #1 wins but drops to #2

AP Preseason #1 Drops Before First Game

Most Points Allowed in One Game By an AP National Champion

AP Polls Where #1 Had Less Than 30 First Place Votes

Biggest Jumps to AP Number 1

Lowest Rank by Month for AP National Champions

Multiple Games vs #1 in One Season

More Research

Total Points in the AP Poll

Most AP Top 10 Opponents in One Season Since 2010

Biggest Jumps From Unranked to Ranked in the AP Poll

Biggest Jumps into the AP Top 5

Biggest Drops Within the AP Poll

Biggest Jumps Within the AP Poll

Team Loses but Jumps in Poll

Teams Outside AP Top 10 Receiving First Place Votes

Most Teams Ranked in the AP Poll in One Season

Most Teams Receiving First Place Votes in One AP Poll

Conferences with Multiple Teams in Preseason AP Top 5

Most Years Between Appearances in the AP Top 10

Most Appearances at #2 Without Reaching #1 (see Rk #1? column)

NEW  Final 1961 AP Football Poll: How Many Teams Ranked? *

January 7, 1948 Special Poll (Michigan/Notre Dame controversy)

1935 Final United Press Sportswriters Poll

November 15, 1934 Poll

Milestone AP Polls

Dates of Preseason/First Polls 1998-Present

AP Poll vs Harris Poll (preseason poll argument)

Research from Others


Modern Era of the AP Poll

AP Voting Guidelines

Others Receiving Votes (ORV) data is available from 2003 to present and some select polls from 1936 to 2002. Older polls – mainly before the 1970s – may or may not include points.

I have ORV data for many of the pre-2003 polls, but it takes time to add it to the database. Once all existing sets of ORV data have been added, you will be able to look it up on the team summary pages.

The weekly appearance streaks of the Big Ten and Pac-12 teams that were ranked in the preseason Top 25 but ruled ineligible by the Associated Press for the first two regular season polls will remain broken on this website.

There are several factors to consider. Some are technical due to the changes that would be required on multiple pages and/or in the database itself. Others relate to questions about teams like Oregon, who was ranked in the preseason Top 10 but reentered the poll at #14. Or Utah who still hasn't reentered the poll (as of October 11).

Regardless of the situation, my goal was to treat each team the same.

Football Poll Features survey suggestions and replies

College Football Playoff Rankings (2014-Present)

Total Appearances

BCS Rankings (1998-2013)

Total Appearances | National Championships

All BCS rankings have been added to the AP poll pages with the exception of a small percentage (3%) of teams ranked from #19 to #25 in the BCS that only appeared in the Others Receiving Votes section in the AP Poll. These BCS rankings will not display in the AP team week-by-week view, but are counted in the BCS total appearances.