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October 31, 2021 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP CFP Last Week
1 < 1 Georgia (63) SEC 8-0 1575 *1 1 W 34-7 N Florida
2 < 2 Cincinnati AAC 8-0 1455 2 6 W 31-12 A Tulane
3 < 3 Alabama SEC 7-1 1413 3 2 DNP
4 < 4 Oklahoma Big 12 9-0 1382 4 8 W 52-21 H Texas Tech
5 < 8 Michigan State Big Ten 8-0 1340 6 3 W 37-33 H #6 Michigan
6 < 5 Ohio State Big Ten 7-1 1296 5 5 W 33-24 H #20 Penn State
7 < 7 Oregon Pac-12 7-1 1233 7 4 W 52-29 H Colorado
8 < 11 Notre Dame Ind 7-1 1067 8 10 W 44-34 H North Carolina
9 < 6 Michigan Big Ten 7-1 1048 10 7 L 37-33 A #8 Michigan State
10 < 13 Wake Forest ACC 8-0 1025 9 9 W 45-7 H Duke
11 < 15 Oklahoma State Big 12 7-1 915 11 11 W 55-3 H Kansas
12 < 18 Auburn SEC 6-2 853 14 13 W 31-20 H #10 Mississippi
13 < 14 Texas A&M SEC 6-2 847 12 14 DNP
14 < 16 Baylor Big 12 7-1 833 13 12 W 31-24 H Texas
15 < 10 Mississippi SEC 6-2 678 15 16 L 31-20 A #18 Auburn
16 < 23 UTSA C-USA 8-0 460 18 NR DNP
17 < 25 BYU Ind 7-2 450 20 15 W 66-49 H Virginia
18 < 12 Kentucky SEC 6-2 409 17 18 L 31-17 A Mississippi State
19 < 9 Iowa Big Ten 6-2 342 16 22 L 27-7 A Wisconsin
20 < NR Houston AAC 7-1 338 19 NR W 44-37 H #19 SMU
21 < 24 Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 7-1 237 21 NR W 35-28 H Troy
22 < 20 Penn State Big Ten 5-3 182 23 NR L 33-24 A #5 Ohio State
23 < 19 SMU AAC 7-1 176 24 NR L 44-37 A Houston
24 < NR Louisiana Sun Belt 7-1 161 RV NR W 45-0 H Texas State
25 < NR Fresno State MWC 7-2 151 RV 23 W 30-20 A #21 San Diego State
RV < 17 Pittsburgh ACC 117 25 25 L 38-34 H Miami (FL)
RV < NR NC State ACC 104 22 19 W 28-13 H Louisville
RV < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 91 RV 21 W 27-7 H #9 Iowa
RV < NR Mississippi State SEC 79 RV 17 W 31-17 H #12 Kentucky
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 72 RV NR DNP
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 51 RV 20 W 41-14 A Northwestern
RV < 21 San Diego State MWC 50 RV 24 L 30-20 H Fresno State
RV < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 23 RV NR W 59-28 H Louisiana Monroe
RV < NR Utah Pac-12 11 RV NR W 44-24 H UCLA
RV < 22 Iowa State Big 12 9 RV NR L 38-31 A West Virginia
RV < NR Nevada MWC 2 NR NR W 51-20 H UNLV
NR < NR Air Force MWC 0 RV NR DNP
NR < NR Arizona State Pac-12 0 RV NR L 34-21 H Washington State
NR < NR Clemson ACC 0 RV NR W 30-20 H Florida State
NR < NR Liberty Ind 0 RV NR W 62-17 H Massachusetts

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 10.3 5775
Big Ten 5 12.2 4208
Big 12 3 9.7 3130
AAC 3 15.0 1969
Ind 2 12.5 1517
Sun Belt 2 22.5 398
Pac-12 1 7.0 1233
ACC 1 10.0 1025
C-USA 1 16.0 460
MWC 1 25.0 151

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Houston makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/28/2018 poll (49 polls)
- Michigan State makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 12/6/2015 poll (92 polls)
- Wake Forest makes first ever appearance in the Top 10 (1194 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Coastal Carolina's Top 25 streak reaches 20
- Georgia's Top 10 and Top 5 streaks reaches 10
- Oklahoma's Top 25 streak reaches 20
- Oregon's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Penn State's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Louisiana ties five others for #103
- Michigan State reaches 410 appearances (#22)
- SMU reaches 80 appearances (#50)
- UTSA ties seven others for #141

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.