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October 4, 2020 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Clemson (52) ACC 3-0 1536 *1 W 41-23 H Virginia
2 < 2 Alabama (8) SEC 2-0 1488 *2 W 52-24 H #13 Texas A&M
3 < 4 Georgia SEC 2-0 1380 3 W 27-6 H #7 Auburn
4 < 3 Florida SEC 2-0 1340 3 W 38-24 H South Carolina
5 < 5 Notre Dame ACC 2-0 1239 5 DNP
6 < 6 Ohio State (2) Big Ten 0-0 1165 *6 DNP
7 < 8 Miami (FL) ACC 3-0 1148 7 DNP
8 < 12 North Carolina ACC 2-0 944 9 W 26-22 A Boston College
9 < 10 Penn State Big Ten 0-0 935 8 DNP
10 < 17 Oklahoma State Big 12 3-0 919 10 W 47-7 A Kansas
11 < 15 Cincinnati AAC 3-0 895 11 W 28-7 H South Florida
12 < 14 Oregon Pac-12 0-0 786 17 DNP
13 < 7 Auburn SEC 1-1 731 13 L 27-6 A #4 Georgia
14 < 21 Tennessee SEC 2-0 717 12 W 35-12 H Missouri
15 < 22 BYU Ind 3-0 661 15 W 45-14 H Louisiana Tech
16 < 19 Wisconsin Big Ten 0-0 619 14 DNP
17 < 20 LSU SEC 1-1 478 16 W 41-7 A Vanderbilt
18 < NR SMU AAC 4-0 393 21 W 30-27 H #25 Memphis
19 < NR Virginia Tech ACC 2-0 391 18 W 38-31 A Duke
20 < 23 Michigan Big Ten 0-0 350 19 DNP
21 < 13 Texas A&M SEC 1-1 330 20 L 52-24 A #2 Alabama
22 < 9 Texas Big 12 2-1 228 22 L 33-31 H TCU
23 < NR Louisiana Sun Belt 3-0 216 23 DNP
24 < NR Iowa State Big 12 2-1 215 24 W 37-30 H #18 Oklahoma
25 < NR Minnesota Big Ten 0-0 145 RV DNP
RV < NR Kansas State Big 12 2-1 142 RV W 31-21 H Texas Tech
RV < NR USC Pac-12 0-0 115 RV DNP
RV < 16 Mississippi State SEC 1-1 112 RV L 21-14 H Arkansas
RV < 11 UCF AAC 2-1 112 25 L 34-26 H Tulsa
RV < NR TCU Big 12 1-1 97 RV W 33-31 A #9 Texas
RV < NR Marshall C-USA 2-0 49 RV DNP
RV < NR Tulsa AAC 1-1 46 RV W 34-26 A #11 UCF
RV < NR Utah Pac-12 0-0 30 RV DNP
RV < NR Iowa Big Ten 0-0 26 RV DNP
RV < NR Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 3-0 25 RV W 52-23 H Arkansas State
RV < 18 Oklahoma Big 12 1-2 20 RV L 37-30 A Iowa State
RV < NR Mississippi SEC 1-1 18 RV W 42-41 (1OT) A Kentucky
RV < NR NC State ACC 2-1 18 RV W 30-29 A #24 Pittsburgh
RV < NR UAB C-USA 3-1 15 RV W 21-13 H UTSA
RV < NR Army Ind 3-1 14 RV W 55-23 H Abilene Christian
RV < NR West Virginia Big 12 2-1 13 RV W 27-21 (2OT) H Baylor
RV < 25 Memphis AAC 1-1 12 RV L 30-27 A SMU
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 1-1 11 RV W 21-14 A #16 Mississippi State
RV < 24 Pittsburgh ACC 3-1 7 RV L 30-29 H NC State
RV < NR Arizona State Pac-12 0-0 5 RV DNP
RV < NR Virginia ACC 1-1 5 RV L 41-23 A #1 Clemson
RV < NR Air Force MWC 0-0 4 RV DNP
RV < NR Washington Pac-12 0-0 4 RV DNP
RV < NR Indiana Big Ten 0-0 1 NR DNP
NR < NR Baylor Big 12 1-1 0 RV L 27-21 A West Virginia
NR < NR Boise State MWC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Boston College ACC 2-1 0 RV L 26-22 H #12 North Carolina
NR < NR California Pac-12 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Kentucky SEC 0-2 0 RV L 42-41 (1OT) H Mississippi
NR < NR Liberty Ind 3-0 0 RV W 28-7 H North Alabama
NR < NR Nebraska Big Ten 0-0 0 RV DNP

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 7 10.6 6464
ACC 5 8.0 5258
Big Ten 5 15.2 3214
Big 12 3 18.7 1362
AAC 2 14.5 1288
Pac-12 1 12.0 786
Ind 1 15.0 661
Sun Belt 1 23.0 216

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- North Carolina makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 12/6/2015 poll (70 polls)
- Oklahoma State makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 11/12/2017 poll (41 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Clemson's Top 25 streak reaches 90
- Florida's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Georgia's Top 10 streak reaches 50
- Notre Dame's Top 25 streak reaches 50
- Oklahoma's Top 25 streak ends at 64

Total Appearances:
- Louisiana ties eight others for #129
- Minnesota ties Duke for #51
- North Carolina reaches 250 appearances (#35)
- Oklahoma State reaches 250 appearances (#35)
- Oregon reaches 310 appearances (#25)
- Penn State reaches 650 appearances (#9)
- SMU reaches 170 appearances (#53)

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.