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October 11, 2020 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Clemson (59) ACC 4-0 1546 *1 W 42-17 H #7 Miami (FL)
2 < 2 Alabama (2) SEC 3-0 1463 *2 W 63-48 A Mississippi
3 < 3 Georgia (1) SEC 3-0 1430 3 W 44-21 H #14 Tennessee
4 < 5 Notre Dame ACC 3-0 1317 4 W 42-26 H Florida State
5 < 8 North Carolina ACC 3-0 1190 *6 W 56-45 H #19 Virginia Tech
6 < 6 Ohio State Big Ten 0-0 1152 5 DNP
7 < 10 Oklahoma State Big 12 3-0 1069 7 DNP
8 < 11 Cincinnati AAC 3-0 971 10 DNP
9 < 9 Penn State Big Ten 0-0 970 8 DNP
10 < 4 Florida SEC 2-1 904 9 L 41-38 A #21 Texas A&M
11 < 21 Texas A&M SEC 2-1 883 11 W 41-38 H #4 Florida
12 < 12 Oregon Pac-12 0-0 817 16 DNP
13 < 7 Miami (FL) ACC 3-1 789 12 L 42-17 A #1 Clemson
14 < 15 BYU Ind 4-0 708 13 W 27-20 H UTSA
15 < 13 Auburn SEC 2-1 702 14 W 30-28 H Arkansas
16 < 16 Wisconsin Big Ten 0-0 633 15 DNP
17 < 18 SMU AAC 4-0 522 18 DNP
18 < 14 Tennessee SEC 2-1 462 17 L 44-21 A #3 Georgia
19 < 20 Michigan Big Ten 0-0 417 19 DNP
20 < 24 Iowa State Big 12 3-1 404 20 W 31-15 H Texas Tech
21 < 23 Louisiana Sun Belt 3-0 341 21 DNP
22 < NR Kansas State Big 12 3-1 301 22 W 21-14 A TCU
23 < 19 Virginia Tech ACC 2-1 198 23 L 56-45 A #8 North Carolina
24 < 25 Minnesota Big Ten 0-0 177 25 DNP
25 < NR USC Pac-12 0-0 124 24 DNP
RV < NR Marshall C-USA 3-0 105 RV W 38-14 A Western Kentucky
RV < NR NC State ACC 3-1 86 RV W 38-21 A Virginia
RV < NR Oklahoma Big 12 2-2 71 RV W 53-45 (4OT) N #22 Texas
RV < NR Tulsa AAC 1-1 61 RV DNP
RV < NR UCF AAC 2-1 57 RV DNP
RV < NR Boston College ACC 3-1 42 RV W 31-30 (1OT) H Pittsburgh
RV < NR Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 3-0 37 RV DNP
RV < NR UAB C-USA 3-1 29 RV DNP
RV < NR Utah Pac-12 0-0 29 RV DNP
RV < NR Iowa Big Ten 0-0 28 RV DNP
RV < NR West Virginia Big 12 2-1 25 RV DNP
RV < NR Army Ind 4-1 20 RV W 14-9 H Citadel
RV < NR Memphis AAC 1-1 12 RV DNP
RV < NR Air Force MWC 1-0 11 RV DNP
RV < NR Liberty Ind 4-0 8 RV W 40-7 H Louisiana-Monroe
RV < NR Arizona State Pac-12 0-0 6 RV DNP
RV < NR Mississippi SEC 1-2 6 RV L 63-48 H #2 Alabama
RV < NR Houston AAC 1-0 5 RV W 49-31 H Tulane
RV < 17 LSU SEC 1-2 5 RV L 45-41 A Missouri
RV < 22 Texas Big 12 2-2 5 RV L 53-45 (4OT) N Oklahoma
RV < NR Washington Pac-12 0-0 4 RV DNP
RV < NR Louisiana Tech C-USA 3-1 2 RV W 21-17 H UTEP
RV < NR Missouri SEC 1-2 2 RV W 45-41 H #17 LSU
RV < NR Virginia ACC 1-2 2 NR L 38-21 H NC State
RV < NR Indiana Big Ten 0-0 1 RV DNP
RV < NR TCU Big 12 1-2 1 RV L 21-14 H Kansas State
NR < NR Arkansas SEC 1-2 0 RV L 30-28 A #13 Auburn
NR < NR Boise State MWC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR California Pac-12 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Kentucky SEC 1-2 0 RV W 24-2 H Mississippi State
NR < NR Mississippi State SEC 1-2 0 RV L 24-2 A Kentucky
NR < NR Nebraska Big Ten 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Stanford Pac-12 0-0 0 RV DNP

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 9.8 5844
ACC 5 9.2 5040
Big Ten 5 14.8 3349
Big 12 3 16.3 1774
AAC 2 12.5 1493
Pac-12 2 18.5 941
Ind 1 14.0 708
Sun Belt 1 21.0 341

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Cincinnati makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the final 2010 poll (68 polls)
- Kansas State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/3/2019 poll (11 polls)
- North Carolina makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 11/3/1997 poll (373 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- LSU's Top 25 streak ends at 43

Total Appearances:
- Louisiana ties four others for #125
- Michigan reaches 870 appearances (#2)

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.