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December 13, 2020 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP CFP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (62) SEC 10-0 1550 *1 1 W 52-3 A Arkansas
2 < 2 Notre Dame ACC 10-0 1482 *2 2 DNP
3 < 3 Ohio State Big Ten 5-0 1405 4 4 DNP
4 < 4 Clemson ACC 9-1 1388 3 3 DNP
5 < 5 Texas A&M SEC 7-1 1286 5 5 DNP
6 < 7 Cincinnati AAC 8-0 1248 6 9 DNP
7 < 8 Indiana Big Ten 6-1 1140 7 11 DNP
8 < 10 Iowa State Big 12 8-2 1059 8 6 DNP
9 < 11 Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 11-0 994 12 12 W 42-38 A Troy
10 < 12 Georgia SEC 7-2 968 9 8 W 49-14 A Missouri
11 < 6 Florida SEC 8-2 940 11 7 L 37-34 H LSU
12 < 13 Oklahoma Big 12 7-2 902 10 10 DNP
13 < 16 USC Pac-12 5-0 774 13 13 W 43-38 A UCLA
14 < 14 BYU Ind 10-1 724 16 17 W 28-14 H San Diego State
15 < 15 Northwestern Big Ten 6-1 691 14 14 W 28-10 H Illinois
16 < 20 North Carolina ACC 8-3 631 15 15 W 62-26 A #9 Miami (FL)
17 < 17 Louisiana Sun Belt 9-1 566 18 19 DNP
18 < 19 Iowa Big Ten 6-2 502 17 16 W 28-7 H #25 Wisconsin
19 < 9 Miami (FL) ACC 8-2 454 19 18 L 62-26 H #20 North Carolina
20 < 18 Tulsa AAC 6-1 408 20 23 DNP
21 < 23 Texas Big 12 6-3 227 24 20 DNP
22 < 22 Liberty Ind 9-1 184 21 NR DNP
23 < 24 Buffalo MAC 5-0 183 RV NR W 56-7 H Akron
24 < NR NC State ACC 8-3 137 23 22 DNP
25 < NR San Jose State MWC 6-0 124 25 24 W 30-20 H Nevada
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 7-3 83 22 21 W 42-3 A Baylor
RV < NR Marshall C-USA 7-1 47 RV NR DNP
RV < NR Boise State MWC 5-1 12 RV NR W 17-9 A Wyoming
RV < NR UCF AAC 6-3 11 NR NR DNP
RV < NR Army Ind 8-2 9 RV NR W 15-0 H Navy
RV < NR Washington Pac-12 3-1 9 RV NR DNP
RV < NR Auburn SEC 6-4 8 RV NR W 24-10 A Mississippi State
RV < NR TCU Big 12 6-4 3 NR NR W 52-10 H Louisiana Tech
RV < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 8-3 1 NR NR W 34-26 A Georgia Southern
NR < 21 Colorado Pac-12 4-1 0 RV 25 L 38-21 H Utah
NR < NR Missouri SEC 5-4 0 RV NR L 49-14 H #12 Georgia
NR < NR Nevada MWC 6-2 0 RV NR L 30-20 A San Jose State
NR < NR Oregon Pac-12 3-2 0 RV NR DNP
NR < NR SMU AAC 7-3 0 RV NR DNP
NR < NR Utah Pac-12 2-2 0 RV NR W 38-21 A #21 Colorado
NR < 25 Wisconsin Big Ten 2-3 0 RV NR L 28-7 A #19 Iowa

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
ACC 5 13.0 4092
SEC 4 6.8 4744
Big Ten 4 10.8 3738
Big 12 3 13.7 2188
Sun Belt 2 13.0 1560
AAC 2 13.0 1656
Ind 2 18.0 908
Pac-12 1 13.0 774
MAC 1 23.0 183
MWC 1 25.0 124

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Coastal Carolina makes first ever appearance in the Top 10
- San Jose State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2012 poll (129 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Cincinnati's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Clemson's Top 25 streak reaches 100
- Florida's Top 10 streak ends at 19
- Notre Dame's Top 25 streak reaches 60
- USC's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Wisconsin's Top 25 streak ends at 11

Total Appearances:
- Buffalo ties eight others for #147
- BYU ties Oklahoma State for #34
- Coastal Carolina ties three others for #119
- Liberty ties five others for #127
- Louisiana ties two others for #111
- San Jose State ties five others for #127
- Tulsa ties three others for #78

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.