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2018 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (42) SEC 0-0 1505 *1 DNP
2 < 4 Clemson (18) ACC 0-0 1476 *2 DNP
3 < 2 Georgia SEC 0-0 1350 4 DNP
4 < 7 Wisconsin (1) Big Ten 0-0 1271 7 DNP
5 < 5 Ohio State Big Ten 0-0 1256 *3 DNP
6 < 16 Washington Pac-12 0-0 1215 6 DNP
7 < 3 Oklahoma Big 12 0-0 1173 5 DNP
8 < 13 Miami (FL) ACC 0-0 1027 8 DNP
9 < 10 Auburn SEC 0-0 1013 10 DNP
10 < 8 Penn State Big Ten 0-0 1012 9 DNP
11 < 15 Michigan State Big Ten 0-0 877 12 DNP
12 < 11 Notre Dame Ind 0-0 804 11 DNP
13 < 20 Stanford Pac-12 0-0 778 13 DNP
14 < NR Michigan Big Ten 0-0 773 14 DNP
15 < 12 USC Pac-12 0-0 543 15 DNP
16 < 9 TCU Big 12 0-0 533 16 DNP
17 < NR West Virginia Big 12 0-0 511 20 DNP
18 < 19 Mississippi State SEC 0-0 450 18 DNP
19 < NR Florida State ACC 0-0 384 19 DNP
20 < 24 Virginia Tech ACC 0-0 351 17 DNP
21 < 6 UCF AAC 0-0 312 23 DNP
22 < 22 Boise State MWC 0-0 292 22 DNP
23 < NR Texas Big 12 0-0 216 21 DNP
24 < NR Oregon Pac-12 0-0 148 RV DNP
25 < 18 LSU SEC 0-0 106 24 DNP
RV < NR South Carolina SEC 0-0 96 RV DNP
RV < NR Florida SEC 0-0 68 RV DNP
RV < NR Utah Pac-12 0-0 60 RV DNP
RV < 14 Oklahoma State Big 12 0-0 51 25 DNP
RV < NR Florida Atlantic C-USA 0-0 38 RV DNP
RV < NR Arizona Pac-12 0-0 28 RV DNP
RV < 23 NC State ACC 0-0 22 RV DNP
RV < NR Texas A&M SEC 0-0 21 RV DNP
RV < NR Boston College ACC 0-0 18 RV DNP
RV < 17 Northwestern Big Ten 0-0 13 RV DNP
RV < NR Kansas State Big 12 0-0 10 RV DNP
RV < NR Iowa State Big 12 0-0 8 RV DNP
RV < NR Houston AAC 0-0 6 RV DNP
RV < 25 Memphis AAC 0-0 3 RV DNP
RV < NR Iowa Big Ten 0-0 2 RV DNP
RV < NR Troy Sun Belt 0-0 2 RV DNP
RV < NR Arkansas State Sun Belt 0-0 1 RV DNP
RV < NR Fresno State MWC 0-0 1 RV DNP
RV < NR Kentucky SEC 0-0 1 RV DNP
NR < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Army Ind 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Duke ACC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Louisville ACC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Northern Illinois MAC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR San Diego State MWC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < 21 South Florida AAC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Washington State Pac-12 0-0 0 RV DNP

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 5 8.8 5189
SEC 5 11.2 4424
ACC 4 12.3 3238
Pac-12 4 14.5 2684
Big 12 4 15.8 2433
Ind 1 12.0 804
AAC 1 21.0 312
MWC 1 22.0 292

Milestones

AP Top 25 Preseason Poll Notes

Last Appearances:
- Florida State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/17/2017 poll (12 polls)
- Oregon makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/17/2017 poll (12 polls)
- Texas makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2017 preseason poll (15 polls)
- UCF makes first ever appearance in the preseason Top 25

Weekly Streaks:
- Oklahoma's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Oklahoma State's Top 25 streak ends at 23

Season Streaks:
- Alabama's #1 streak reaches 11
- Florida State's preseason streak reaches 10
- Ohio State's preseason streak reaches 30
- Oklahoma's season streak reaches 20
- Stanford's season streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Auburn reaches 560 appearances
- Boise State ties three others for #58
- Clemson reaches 420 appearances
- Florida State reaches 560 appearances
- Mississippi State reaches 190 appearances

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.