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September 26, 2021 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (58) SEC 4-0 1546 *1 W 63-14 H Southern Miss
2 < 2 Georgia (4) SEC 4-0 1492 *2 W 62-0 A Vanderbilt
3 < 3 Oregon Pac-12 4-0 1411 3 W 41-19 H Arizona
4 < 6 Penn State Big Ten 4-0 1283 6 W 38-17 H Villanova
5 < 5 Iowa Big Ten 4-0 1277 5 W 24-14 H Colorado State
6 < 4 Oklahoma Big 12 4-0 1212 4 W 16-13 H West Virginia
7 < 8 Cincinnati AAC 3-0 1154 8 DNP
8 < 16 Arkansas SEC 4-0 1094 11 W 20-10 N #7 Texas A&M
9 < 12 Notre Dame Ind 4-0 1076 7 W 41-13 N #18 Wisconsin
10 < 11 Florida SEC 3-1 1019 9 W 38-14 H Tennessee
11 < 10 Ohio State Big Ten 3-1 1005 10 W 59-7 H Akron
12 < 13 Mississippi SEC 3-0 852 12 DNP
13 < 15 BYU Ind 4-0 748 15 W 35-27 H South Florida
14 < 19 Michigan Big Ten 4-0 677 14 W 20-13 H Rutgers
15 < 7 Texas A&M SEC 3-1 651 13 L 20-10 N #16 Arkansas
16 < 17 Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 4-0 613 16 W 53-3 H Massachusetts
17 < 20 Michigan State Big Ten 4-0 581 16 W 23-20 (1OT) H Nebraska
18 < 22 Fresno State MWC 4-1 415 21 W 38-30 H UNLV
19 < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 4-0 341 18 W 31-20 H #25 Kansas State
20 < 24 UCLA Pac-12 3-1 316 20 W 35-24 A Stanford
21 < NR Baylor Big 12 4-0 233 24 W 31-29 H #14 Iowa State
22 < 23 Auburn SEC 3-1 197 22 W 34-24 H Georgia State
23 < NR NC State ACC 3-1 145 RV W 27-21 (2OT) H #9 Clemson
24 < NR Wake Forest ACC 4-0 142 25 W 37-17 A Virginia
25 < 9 Clemson ACC 2-2 138 19 L 27-21 (2OT) A NC State
RV < NR Texas Big 12 131 RV W 70-35 H Texas Tech
RV < NR Maryland Big Ten 91 RV W 37-16 H Kent State
RV < NR San Diego State MWC 57 RV W 48-21 H Towson
RV < NR Boston College ACC 55 RV W 41-34 (1OT) H Missouri
RV < NR SMU AAC 44 RV W 42-34 A TCU
RV < NR Kentucky SEC 26 23 W 16-10 A South Carolina
RV < 14 Iowa State Big 12 25 RV L 31-29 A Baylor
RV < NR LSU SEC 24 RV W 28-25 A Mississippi State
RV < NR Arizona State Pac-12 23 RV W 35-13 H Colorado
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 20 RV W 21-10 H Richmond
RV < 18 Wisconsin Big Ten 13 RV L 41-13 N #12 Notre Dame
RV < NR Rutgers Big Ten 6 NR L 20-13 A #19 Michigan
RV < 25 Kansas State Big 12 5 NR L 31-20 A Oklahoma State
RV < NR Oregon State Pac-12 4 RV W 45-27 A USC
RV < NR UTSA C-USA 4 RV W 31-28 A Memphis
RV < NR Louisville ACC 3 RV W 31-23 A Florida State
RV < 21 North Carolina ACC 1 RV L 45-22 A Georgia Tech
NR < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 0 RV W 31-30 H Marshall
NR < NR Army Ind 0 RV W 23-10 H Miami (OH)
NR < NR Indiana Big Ten 0 RV W 33-31 A Western Kentucky
NR < NR Liberty Ind 0 RV L 24-21 A Syracuse
NR < NR Louisiana Sun Belt 0 RV W 28-20 A Georgia Southern
NR < NR UCF AAC 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Wyoming MWC 0 RV W 24-22 A Connecticut
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 7 10.0 6851
Big Ten 5 10.2 4823
Big 12 3 15.3 1786
ACC 3 24.0 425
Ind 2 11.0 1824
Pac-12 2 11.5 1727
AAC 1 7.0 1154
Sun Belt 1 16.0 613
MWC 1 18.0 415

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Arkansas makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 9/4/2012 poll (150 polls)
- Baylor makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2019 poll (21 polls)
- Penn State makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 11/3/2019 poll (27 polls)
- Wake Forest makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/3/2019 poll (27 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Clemson's Top 10 streak ends at 97
- Florida's Top 25 streak reaches 50
- Iowa's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Iowa State's Top 25 streak ends at 17
- Ohio State's Top 10 streak ends at 18
- Texas A&M's Top 10 streak ends at 15

Total Appearances:
- Alabama reaches 830 appearances (#5)
- Arkansas reaches 420 appearances (#21)
- Coastal Carolina ties five others for #102
- NC State ties Boise State for #55
- Oklahoma State reaches 260 appearances (#36)
- Wake Forest ties Tulsa for #78

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.

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