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September 4, 2018 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (48) SEC 1-0 1511 *1 W 51-14 N Louisville (Camping World Kickoff)
2 < 2 Clemson (12) ACC 1-0 1467 *2 W 48-7 H Furman
3 < 3 Georgia SEC 1-0 1350 3 W 45-0 H Austin Peay
4 < 5 Ohio State Big Ten 1-0 1262 *4 W 77-31 H Oregon State
5 < 4 Wisconsin (1) Big Ten 1-0 1258 6 W 34-3 H Western Kentucky
6 < 7 Oklahoma Big 12 1-0 1251 5 W 63-14 H Florida Atlantic
7 < 9 Auburn SEC 1-0 1236 7 W 21-16 N #6 Washington (Chick-fil-A Kickoff)
8 < 12 Notre Dame Ind 1-0 1080 8 W 24-17 H #14 Michigan
9 < 6 Washington Pac-12 0-1 870 11 L 21-16 N #9 Auburn (Chick-fil-A Kickoff)
10 < 13 Stanford Pac-12 1-0 865 9 W 31-10 H San Diego State
11 < 25 LSU SEC 1-0 801 15 W 33-17 N #8 Miami (FL)
12 < 20 Virginia Tech ACC 1-0 777 14 W 24-3 A #19 Florida State
13 < 10 Penn State Big Ten 1-0 768 10 W 45-38 (1OT) H Appalachian State
14 < 17 West Virginia Big 12 1-0 762 17 W 40-14 N Tennessee
15 < 11 Michigan State Big Ten 1-0 684 13 W 38-31 H Utah State
16 < 16 TCU Big 12 1-0 632 16 W 55-7 H Southern
17 < 15 USC Pac-12 1-0 628 12 W 43-21 H UNLV
18 < 18 Mississippi State SEC 1-0 538 18 W 63-6 H Stephen F. Austin
19 < 21 UCF AAC 1-0 407 20 W 56-17 A Connecticut
20 < 22 Boise State MWC 1-0 391 19 W 56-20 A Troy
21 < 14 Michigan Big Ten 0-1 318 22 L 24-17 A #12 Notre Dame
22 < 8 Miami (FL) ACC 0-1 241 21 L 33-17 N #25 LSU
23 < 24 Oregon Pac-12 1-0 217 RV W 58-24 H Bowling Green
24 < NR South Carolina SEC 1-0 125 24 W 49-15 H Coastal Carolina
25 < NR Florida SEC 1-0 89 25 W 53-6 H Charleston Southern
RV < NR Utah Pac-12 1-0 71 RV W 41-10 H Weber State
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 1-0 62 23 W 58-17 H Missouri State
RV < NR Boston College ACC 1-0 31 RV W 55-21 H Massachusetts
RV < NR Texas A&M SEC 1-0 29 RV W 59-7 H Northwestern State
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 1-0 28 RV W 31-27 A Purdue
RV < NR Maryland Big Ten 1-0 12 RV W 34-29 N #23 Texas
RV < NR Mississippi SEC 1-0 11 NR W 47-27 N Texas Tech (Advocare Texas Kickoff)
RV < NR NC State ACC 1-0 9 RV W 24-13 H James Madison
RV < 19 Florida State ACC 0-1 8 RV L 24-3 H #20 Virginia Tech
RV < NR Houston AAC 1-0 6 RV W 45-27 A Rice
RV < NR Memphis AAC 1-0 6 RV W 66-14 H Mercer
RV < NR Washington State Pac-12 1-0 6 RV W 41-19 A Wyoming
RV < NR Iowa State Big 12 0-0 4 RV DNP
RV < NR BYU Ind 1-0 3 NR W 28-23 A Arizona
RV < NR Hawaii MWC 2-0 3 RV W 43-34 A Colorado State
RV < NR Iowa Big Ten 1-0 3 RV W 33-7 H Northern Illinois
RV < NR Kansas State Big 12 1-0 3 RV W 27-24 H South Dakota
RV < NR Arkansas State Sun Belt 1-0 1 RV W 48-21 H Southeast Missouri State
RV < NR Fresno State MWC 1-0 1 RV W 79-13 H Idaho
NR < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 0-1 0 RV L 45-38 (1OT) A #10 Penn State
NR < NR Arkansas SEC 1-0 0 RV W 55-20 H Eastern Illinois
NR < NR Cincinnati AAC 1-0 0 RV W 26-17 A UCLA
NR < NR Duke ACC 1-0 0 RV W 34-14 H Army
NR < NR Georgia Tech ACC 1-0 0 RV W 41-0 H Alcorn State
NR < NR Kentucky SEC 1-0 0 RV W 35-20 H Central Michigan
NR < NR San Diego State MWC 0-1 0 RV L 31-10 A #13 Stanford
NR < NR South Florida AAC 1-0 0 RV W 34-14 H Elon
NR < 23 Texas Big 12 0-1 0 NR L 34-29 N Maryland

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 7 12.7 5650
Big Ten 5 11.6 4290
Pac-12 4 14.8 2580
ACC 3 12.0 2485
Big 12 3 12.0 2645
Ind 1 8.0 1080
AAC 1 19.0 407
MWC 1 20.0 391

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Florida makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/1/2017 poll (11 polls)
- South Carolina makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/21/2014 poll (61 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Alabama's Top 5 streak reaches 40
- Ohio State's Top 25 streak reaches 100

Total Appearances:
- Boise State ties Louisville for #57
- TCU reaches 240 appearances
- Stanford ties Pittsburgh for #28

Miscellaneous:
- LSU's jump from #25 to #11 ties for the second-largest jump by a ranked team in the modern era of the AP Poll.

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.