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December 6, 2020 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP CFP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (62) SEC 9-0 1550 *1 1 W 55-17 A LSU
2 < 2 Notre Dame ACC 10-0 1482 *2 2 W 45-21 H Syracuse
3 < 3 Ohio State Big Ten 5-0 1407 *4 4 W 52-12 A Michigan State
4 < 4 Clemson ACC 9-1 1387 3 3 W 45-10 A Virginia Tech
5 < 5 Texas A&M SEC 7-1 1274 5 5 W 31-20 A Auburn
6 < 6 Florida SEC 8-1 1233 6 6 W 31-19 A Tennessee
7 < 7 Cincinnati AAC 8-0 1204 7 8 DNP
8 < 10 Indiana Big Ten 6-1 1047 9 12 W 14-6 A #18 Wisconsin
9 < 9 Miami (FL) ACC 8-1 1039 8 10 W 48-0 A Duke
10 < 12 Iowa State Big 12 8-2 947 11 7 W 42-6 H West Virginia
11 < 14 Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 10-0 923 13 13 W 22-17 H #8 BYU
12 < 11 Georgia SEC 6-2 914 10 9 DNP
13 < 13 Oklahoma Big 12 7-2 837 12 11 W 27-14 H Baylor
14 < 8 BYU Ind 9-1 713 16 18 L 22-17 A #14 Coastal Carolina
15 < 16 Northwestern Big Ten 5-1 647 14 14 DNP
16 < 17 USC Pac-12 3-0 624 15 15 DNP
17 < 20 Louisiana Sun Belt 9-1 560 17 19 W 24-21 A Appalachian State
18 < 22 Tulsa AAC 6-1 444 19 24 W 19-6 A Navy
19 < 24 Iowa Big Ten 5-2 424 18 16 W 35-21 A Illinois
20 < NR North Carolina ACC 7-3 306 20 17 W 49-9 H Western Carolina
21 < NR Colorado Pac-12 4-0 253 22 21 W 24-13 A Arizona
22 < 25 Liberty Ind 9-1 191 21 NR DNP
23 < NR Texas Big 12 6-3 164 23 20 W 69-31 A Kansas State
24 < NR Buffalo MAC 4-0 145 RV NR DNP
25 < 18 Wisconsin Big Ten 2-2 115 25 NR L 14-6 H #10 Indiana
RV < NR NC State ACC 8-3 98 24 23 W 23-13 H Georgia Tech
RV < 15 Marshall C-USA 7-1 66 RV NR L 20-0 H Rice
RV < NR San Jose State MWC 5-0 66 RV NR W 35-24 A Hawaii
RV < 19 Oklahoma State Big 12 6-3 33 RV 22 L 29-22 A TCU
RV < NR UCF AAC 6-3 11 NR NR DNP
RV < NR Boise State MWC 4-1 10 RV NR DNP
RV < 23 Washington Pac-12 3-1 10 RV NR L 31-26 H Stanford
RV < NR Auburn SEC 5-4 9 RV NR L 31-20 H #5 Texas A&M
RV < NR Missouri SEC 5-3 8 RV 25 W 50-48 H Arkansas
RV < NR Nevada MWC 6-1 5 RV NR W 37-26 H Fresno State
RV < NR Army Ind 7-2 2 RV NR DNP
RV < NR TCU Big 12 5-4 1 NR NR W 29-22 H #19 Oklahoma State
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 3-2 1 NR NR W 25-18 A Arizona State
NR < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 7-3 0 NR NR L 24-21 H #20 Louisiana
NR < 21 Oregon Pac-12 3-2 0 RV NR L 21-17 A California
NR < NR SMU AAC 7-3 0 NR NR DNP

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 5 14.0 3640
SEC 4 6.0 4971
ACC 4 8.8 4214
Big 12 3 15.3 1948
AAC 2 12.5 1648
Sun Belt 2 14.0 1483
Ind 2 18.0 904
Pac-12 2 18.5 877
MAC 1 24.0 145

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Buffalo makes first ever appearance in the Top 25
- Colorado makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/7/2018 poll (39 polls)
- Iowa State makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 10/13/2002 poll (299 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Alabama's Top 10 streak reaches 90, Top 25 streak reaches 210
- Clemson's Top 10 streak reaches 90
- Iowa State's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Oklahoma State's Top 25 streak ends at 13
- Oregon's Top 25 streak ends at 10

Total Appearances:
- Buffalo ties 13 others for #155
- Coastal Carolina ties San Francisco for #122
- Georgia reaches 610 appearances (#12)
- Liberty ties eight others for #131
- Louisiana ties Georgetown for #113
- Notre Dame reaches 830 appearances (#4)

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.