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September 7, 2021 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (59) SEC 1-0 1571 *1 W 44-13 N #14 Miami (FL) (Chick-fil-A Kickoff)
2 < 5 Georgia (4) SEC 1-0 1507 *2 W 10-3 N #3 Clemson (Duke's Mayo Classic)
3 < 4 Ohio State Big Ten 1-0 1437 3 W 45-31 A Minnesota
4 < 2 Oklahoma Big 12 1-0 1374 4 W 40-35 H Tulane
5 < 6 Texas A&M SEC 1-0 1288 5 W 41-10 H Kent State
6 < 3 Clemson ACC 0-1 1231 6 L 10-3 N #5 Georgia (Duke's Mayo Classic)
7 < 8 Cincinnati AAC 1-0 1136 8 W 49-14 H Miami (OH)
8 < 9 Notre Dame Ind 1-0 1070 7 W 41-38 (1OT) A Florida State
9 < 7 Iowa State Big 12 1-0 1045 10 W 16-10 H Northern Iowa
10 < 18 Iowa Big Ten 1-0 942 12 W 34-6 H #17 Indiana
11 < 19 Penn State Big Ten 1-0 908 13 W 16-10 A #12 Wisconsin
12 < 11 Oregon Pac-12 1-0 883 11 W 31-24 H Fresno State
13 < 13 Florida SEC 1-0 842 9 W 35-14 H Florida Atlantic
14 < 15 USC Pac-12 1-0 789 14 W 30-7 H San Jose State
15 < 21 Texas Big 12 1-0 683 15 W 38-18 H #23 Louisiana
16 < NR UCLA Pac-12 2-0 668 16 W 38-27 H #16 LSU
17 < 22 Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 1-0 384 19 W 52-14 H Citadel
18 < 12 Wisconsin Big Ten 0-1 376 17 L 16-10 H #19 Penn State
19 < NR Virginia Tech ACC 1-0 359 21 W 17-10 H #10 North Carolina
20 < NR Mississippi SEC 1-0 335 20 W 43-24 N Louisville (Chick-fil-A Kickoff)
21 < 24 Utah Pac-12 1-0 334 18 W 40-17 H Weber State
22 < 14 Miami (FL) ACC 0-1 229 24 L 44-13 N #1 Alabama (Chick-fil-A Kickoff)
23 < 25 Arizona State Pac-12 1-0 227 25 W 41-14 H Southern Utah
24 < 10 North Carolina ACC 0-1 198 22 L 17-10 A Virginia Tech
25 < NR Auburn SEC 1-0 83 RV W 60-10 H Akron
RV < NR TCU Big 12 80 RV W 45-3 H Duquesne
RV < NR NC State ACC 69 RV W 45-0 H South Florida
RV < NR UCF AAC 61 RV W 36-31 H Boise State
RV < NR Liberty Ind 57 RV W 48-7 H Campbell
RV < 16 LSU SEC 57 RV L 38-27 A UCLA
RV < NR Michigan Big Ten 52 RV W 47-14 H Western Michigan
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 39 23 W 23-16 H Missouri State
RV < 17 Indiana Big Ten 37 RV L 34-6 A #18 Iowa
RV < NR Michigan State Big Ten 28 RV W 38-21 A Northwestern
RV < NR Nevada MWC 23 RV W 22-17 A California
RV < NR Kansas State Big 12 13 RV W 24-7 N Stanford
RV < 23 Louisiana Sun Belt 12 RV L 38-18 A #21 Texas
RV < NR BYU Ind 10 RV W 24-16 N Arizona (Vegas Kickoff Classic)
RV < NR Boston College ACC 8 RV W 51-0 H Colgate
RV < NR Ball State MAC 7 RV W 31-21 H Western Illinois
RV < NR Maryland Big Ten 6 RV W 30-24 H West Virginia
RV < NR UAB C-USA 5 RV W 31-0 A Jacksonville State
RV < NR Florida State ACC 4 RV L 41-38 (1OT) H #9 Notre Dame
RV < NR Kentucky SEC 3 RV W 45-10 H UL Monroe
RV < NR Army Ind 2 RV W 43-10 A Georgia State
RV < NR Texas Tech Big 12 2 NR W 38-21 A Houston
RV < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 1 RV W 33-19 H East Carolina
NR < NR Air Force MWC 0 RV W 35-14 H Lafayette
NR < NR Charlotte C-USA 0 RV W 31-28 H Duke
NR < NR Fresno State MWC 0 RV L 31-24 A #11 Oregon
NR < NR Marshall C-USA 0 RV W 49-7 A Navy
NR < NR Missouri SEC 0 RV W 34-24 H Central Michigan
NR < NR Pittsburgh ACC 0 RV W 51-7 H Massachusetts
NR < NR Rutgers Big Ten 0 RV W 61-14 H Temple
NR < NR San Jose State MWC 0 RV L 30-7 A USC
NR < NR SMU AAC 0 RV W 56-9 H Abilene Christian
NR < NR Tennessee SEC 0 RV W 38-6 H Bowling Green
NR < NR Tulane AAC 0 RV L 40-35 A #2 Oklahoma
NR < NR Virginia ACC 0 RV W 43-0 H William & Mary
NR < 20 Washington Pac-12 0 NR L 13-7 H Montana
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 11.0 5626
Pac-12 5 17.2 2901
Big Ten 4 10.5 3663
ACC 4 17.8 2017
Big 12 3 9.3 3102
AAC 1 7.0 1136
Ind 1 8.0 1070
Sun Belt 1 17.0 384

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Iowa makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the final 2015 poll (83 polls)
- Mississippi makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/16/2016 poll (75 polls)
- UCLA makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/10/2017 poll (64 polls)
- Virginia Tech makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/18/2020 poll (11 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Alabama's Number 1 streak reaches 10
- Cincinnati's Top 25 streak reaches 30
- Clemson's Top 5 streak ends at 57
- Indiana's Top 25 streak ends at 11

Total Appearances:
- Coastal Carolina ties two others for #110
- Iowa State ties Indiana for #71
- North Carolina reaches 260 appearances and ties BYU for #34
- Mississippi reaches 290 appearances (#32)
- Utah ties Texas Tech for #61
- Virginia Tech reaches 310 appearances (#26)

Notes

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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.

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