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November 22, 2020 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP CFP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (62) SEC 7-0 1550 *1 1 W 63-3 H Kentucky
2 < 2 Notre Dame ACC 8-0 1471 *2 2 DNP
3 < 3 Ohio State Big Ten 4-0 1440 *3 4 W 42-35 H #9 Indiana
4 < 4 Clemson ACC 7-1 1358 4 3 DNP
5 < 5 Texas A&M SEC 5-1 1249 6 5 DNP
6 < 6 Florida SEC 6-1 1223 5 6 W 38-17 A Vanderbilt
7 < 7 Cincinnati AAC 8-0 1201 7 7 W 36-33 A UCF
8 < 8 BYU Ind 9-0 1109 8 14 W 66-14 H North Alabama
9 < 11 Oregon Pac-12 3-0 951 11 15 W 38-35 H UCLA
10 < 12 Miami (FL) ACC 7-1 936 9 10 DNP
11 < 19 Northwestern Big Ten 5-0 922 13 8 W 17-7 H #10 Wisconsin
12 < 9 Indiana Big Ten 4-1 899 12 12 L 42-35 A #3 Ohio State
13 < 13 Georgia SEC 5-2 828 10 9 W 31-24 H Mississippi State
14 < 18 Oklahoma Big 12 6-2 693 14 11 W 41-13 H #14 Oklahoma State
15 < 17 Iowa State Big 12 6-2 658 15 13 W 45-0 H Kansas State
16 < 15 Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 8-0 622 17 20 W 34-23 H Appalachian State
17 < 15 Marshall C-USA 7-0 542 16 21 DNP
18 < 10 Wisconsin Big Ten 2-1 540 20 16 L 17-7 A #19 Northwestern
19 < 20 USC Pac-12 3-0 461 18 18 W 33-17 A Utah
20 < 22 Texas Big 12 5-2 321 21 17 DNP
21 < 14 Oklahoma State Big 12 5-2 289 22 23 L 41-13 A #18 Oklahoma
22 < 23 Auburn SEC 5-2 259 19 22 W 30-17 H Tennessee
23 < 24 Louisiana Sun Belt 7-1 218 24 NR DNP
24 < 25 Tulsa AAC 5-1 164 25 25 W 30-24 (2OT) H Tulane
25 < NR North Carolina ACC 6-2 108 23 19 DNP
RV < NR Washington Pac-12 2-0 35 RV NR W 44-27 H Arizona
RV < 21 Liberty Ind 8-1 31 RV NR L 15-14 A NC State
RV < NR Nevada MWC 5-0 23 RV NR W 26-21 H San Diego State
RV < NR SMU AAC 7-2 17 RV NR DNP
RV < NR Iowa Big Ten 3-2 15 RV 24 W 41-21 A Penn State
RV < NR Boise State MWC 4-1 6 RV NR W 40-32 A Hawaii
RV < NR Florida Atlantic C-USA 5-1 5 NR NR W 24-2 H Massachusetts
RV < NR Buffalo MAC 3-0 3 NR NR W 42-17 A Bowling Green
RV < NR San Jose State MWC 4-0 3 RV NR DNP
NR < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 6-2 0 NR NR L 34-23 A #15 Coastal Carolina
NR < NR Army Ind 7-2 0 NR NR W 28-27 H Georgia Southern
NR < NR Boston College ACC 5-4 0 NR NR DNP
NR < NR LSU SEC 3-3 0 NR NR W 27-24 A Arkansas
NR < NR Maryland Big Ten 2-1 0 NR NR DNP
NR < NR Memphis AAC 5-2 0 NR NR W 56-14 H Stephen F. Austin
NR < NR Missouri SEC 3-3 0 NR NR W 17-10 A South Carolina
NR < NR NC State ACC 6-3 0 NR NR W 15-14 H #21 Liberty
NR < NR Purdue Big Ten 2-2 0 NR NR L 34-31 A Minnesota

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 5 9.4 5109
ACC 4 10.3 3873
Big Ten 4 11.0 3801
Big 12 4 17.5 1961
Pac-12 2 14.0 1412
AAC 2 15.5 1365
Sun Belt 2 19.5 840
Ind 1 8.0 1109
C-USA 1 17.0 542

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Oregon makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 2020 preseason poll (10 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Florida's Top 25 streak reaches 40

Total Appearances:
- Alabama reaches 820 appearances (#5)
- Cincinnati ties Rice for #69
- Coastal Carolina ties four others for #126
- Iowa State reaches 60 appearances (#72)
- Louisiana ties three others for #118
- North Carolina ties Missouri for #36
- Texas reaches 740 appearances (#7)
- USC reaches 780 appearances (#6)
- Wisconsin ties Michigan State for #22

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.