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September 19, 2021 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (59) SEC 3-0 1547 *1 W 31-29 A #12 Florida
2 < 2 Georgia (3) SEC 3-0 1491 *2 W 40-13 H South Carolina
3 < 4 Oregon Pac-12 3-0 1385 4 W 48-7 H Stony Brook
4 < 3 Oklahoma Big 12 3-0 1302 3 W 23-16 H Nebraska
5 < 5 Iowa Big Ten 3-0 1298 6 W 30-7 H Kent State
6 < 10 Penn State Big Ten 3-0 1197 8 W 28-20 H #22 Auburn
7 < 7 Texas A&M SEC 3-0 1158 5 W 34-0 H New Mexico
8 < 8 Cincinnati AAC 3-0 1145 9 W 38-24 A Indiana
9 < 6 Clemson ACC 2-1 1074 7 W 14-8 H Georgia Tech
10 < 9 Ohio State Big Ten 2-1 976 12 W 41-20 H Tulsa
11 < 11 Florida SEC 2-1 930 11 L 31-29 H #1 Alabama
12 < 12 Notre Dame Ind 3-0 874 10 W 27-13 H Purdue
13 < 17 Mississippi SEC 3-0 717 13 W 61-21 H Tulane
14 < 14 Iowa State Big 12 2-1 664 14 W 48-3 A UNLV
15 < 23 BYU Ind 3-0 603 16 W 27-17 H #19 Arizona State
16 < 20 Arkansas SEC 3-0 537 18 W 45-10 H Georgia Southern
17 < 16 Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 3-0 526 17 W 28-25 A Buffalo
18 < 18 Wisconsin Big Ten 1-1 513 15 DNP
19 < 25 Michigan Big Ten 3-0 456 19 W 63-10 H Northern Illinois
20 < NR Michigan State Big Ten 3-0 389 21 W 38-17 A #24 Miami (FL)
21 < 21 North Carolina ACC 2-1 306 20 W 59-39 H Virginia
22 < NR Fresno State MWC 3-1 201 25 W 40-37 A #13 UCLA
23 < 22 Auburn SEC 2-1 166 23 L 28-20 A #10 Penn State
24 < 13 UCLA Pac-12 2-1 142 24 L 40-37 H Fresno State
25 < NR Kansas State Big 12 3-0 127 RV W 38-17 H Nevada
RV < NR TCU Big 12 91 RV DNP
RV < NR Liberty Ind 56 RV W 45-17 H Old Dominion
RV < 15 Virginia Tech ACC 52 RV L 27-21 A West Virginia
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 51 22 W 21-20 A Boise State
RV < NR Maryland Big Ten 29 RV W 20-17 A Illinois
RV < 19 Arizona State Pac-12 24 RV L 27-17 A #23 BYU
RV < NR Texas Big 12 22 RV W 58-0 H Rice
RV < NR San Diego State MWC 16 RV W 33-31 (3OT) H Utah
RV < NR USC Pac-12 16 RV W 45-14 A Washington State
RV < NR LSU SEC 14 RV W 49-21 H Central Michigan
RV < NR West Virginia Big 12 14 RV W 27-21 H #15 Virginia Tech
RV < NR Kentucky SEC 12 RV W 28-23 H Chattanooga
RV < NR Boston College ACC 9 RV W 28-3 A Temple
RV < NR Wake Forest ACC 7 RV W 35-14 H Florida State
RV < NR Texas Tech Big 12 5 NR W 54-21 H Florida International
RV < NR Memphis AAC 3 RV W 31-29 H Mississippi State
RV < NR Stanford Pac-12 3 RV W 41-23 A Vanderbilt
RV < NR Louisville ACC 1 NR W 42-35 H UCF
RV < NR Wyoming MWC 1 NR W 45-12 H Ball State
NR < 24 Miami (FL) ACC 0 RV L 38-17 H Michigan State
NR < NR Army Ind 0 NR W 52-21 H Connecticut
NR < NR Baylor Big 12 0 NR W 45-7 A Kansas
NR < NR Louisiana Sun Belt 0 RV W 49-14 H Ohio
NR < NR Nevada MWC 0 NR L 38-17 A Kansas State
NR < NR Rutgers Big Ten 0 NR W 45-13 H Delaware
NR < NR SMU AAC 0 NR W 39-37 A Louisiana Tech
NR < NR Tennessee SEC 0 NR W 56-0 H Tennessee Tech
NR < NR UCF AAC 0 NR L 42-35 A Louisville
NR < NR Utah State MWC 0 NR W 49-45 A Air Force
NR < NR UTSA C-USA 0 NR W 27-13 H Middle Tennessee

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 7 10.4 6546
Big Ten 6 13.0 4829
Big 12 3 14.3 2093
Pac-12 2 13.5 1527
Ind 2 13.5 1477
ACC 2 15.0 1380
AAC 1 8.0 1145
Sun Belt 1 17.0 526
MWC 1 22.0 201

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Fresno State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2018 poll (37 polls)
- Kansas State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/25/2020 poll (12 polls)
- Michigan State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/29/2019 poll (31 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Georgia's Top 25 streak reaches 70
- Miami (FL)'s Top 25 streak ends at 19

Total Appearances:
- Coastal Carolina ties two others for #107
- Iowa State ties Rice for #70
- Fresno State reaches 60 appearances (#73)

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.