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October 3, 2021 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (53) SEC 5-0 1541 *1 W 42-21 H #12 Mississippi
2 < 2 Georgia (9) SEC 5-0 1497 *2 W 37-0 H #8 Arkansas
3 < 5 Iowa Big Ten 5-0 1381 3 W 51-14 A Maryland
4 < 4 Penn State Big Ten 5-0 1360 4 W 24-0 H Indiana
5 < 7 Cincinnati AAC 4-0 1320 6 W 24-13 A #9 Notre Dame
6 < 6 Oklahoma Big 12 5-0 1248 5 W 37-31 A Kansas State
7 < 11 Ohio State Big Ten 4-1 1094 7 W 52-13 A Rutgers
8 < 3 Oregon Pac-12 4-1 1069 9 L 31-24 (1OT) A Stanford
9 < 14 Michigan Big Ten 5-0 1053 8 W 38-17 A Wisconsin
10 < 13 BYU Ind 5-0 990 10 W 34-20 A Utah State
11 < 17 Michigan State Big Ten 5-0 852 11 W 48-31 H Western Kentucky
12 < 19 Oklahoma State Big 12 5-0 749 12 W 24-14 H #21 Baylor
13 < 8 Arkansas SEC 4-1 745 16 L 37-0 A #2 Georgia
14 < 9 Notre Dame Ind 4-1 701 13 L 24-13 H #7 Cincinnati
15 < 16 Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 5-0 694 15 W 59-6 H Louisiana Monroe
16 < NR Kentucky SEC 5-0 662 14 W 20-13 H #10 Florida
17 < 12 Mississippi SEC 3-1 601 17 L 42-21 A #1 Alabama
18 < 22 Auburn SEC 4-1 448 19 W 24-19 A LSU
19 < 24 Wake Forest ACC 5-0 412 20 W 37-34 H Louisville
20 < 10 Florida SEC 3-2 343 18 L 20-13 A Kentucky
21 < NR Texas Big 12 4-1 303 23 W 32-27 A TCU
22 < NR Arizona State Pac-12 4-1 297 25 W 42-23 A #20 UCLA
23 < 23 NC State ACC 4-1 279 22 W 34-27 H Louisiana Tech
24 < NR SMU AAC 5-0 136 24 W 41-17 H South Florida
25 < NR San Diego State MWC 4-0 111 RV DNP
RV < 25 Clemson ACC 96 21 W 19-13 H Boston College
RV < 15 Texas A&M SEC 41 RV L 26-22 H Mississippi State
RV < NR Oregon State Pac-12 27 RV  
RV < 21 Baylor Big 12 24 RV L 24-14 A #19 Oklahoma State
RV < NR Mississippi State SEC 18 RV W 26-22 A #15 Texas A&M
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 13 RV DNP
RV < NR Stanford Pac-12 11 NR W 31-24 (1OT) H #3 Oregon
RV < NR UTSA C-USA 10 RV W 24-17 H UNLV
RV < NR Pittsburgh ACC 6 RV W 52-21 A Georgia Tech
RV < 18 Fresno State MWC 5 RV L 27-24 A Hawaii
RV < NR Texas Tech Big 12 4 RV W 23-20 A West Virginia
RV < NR Western Michigan MAC 3 RV W 24-17 A Buffalo
RV < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 2 RV W 45-16 A Georgia State
RV < NR Kansas State Big 12 2 NR L 37-31 H #6 Oklahoma
RV < 20 UCLA Pac-12 1 NR L 42-23 H Arizona State
RV < NR Boston College ACC 1 RV L 19-13 A #25 Clemson
NR < NR Iowa State Big 12 0 RV W 59-7 H Kansas
NR < NR Liberty Ind 0 RV W 36-12 A UAB
NR < NR Louisiana Sun Belt 0 RV W 20-18 A South Alabama
NR < NR Maryland Big Ten 0 RV L 51-14 H #5 Iowa
NR < NR Nevada MWC 0 RV W 41-31 A Boise State
NR < NR North Carolina ACC 0 RV W 38-7 H Duke

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 7 12.4 5837
Big Ten 5 6.8 5740
Big 12 3 13.0 2300
Ind 2 12.0 1691
AAC 2 14.5 1456
Pac-12 2 15.0 1366
ACC 2 21.0 691
Sun Belt 1 15.0 694
MWC 1 25.0 111

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Cincinnati makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 12/6/2009 poll (186 polls)
- Kentucky makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/20/2020 poll (19 polls)
- Michigan makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 11/10/2013 poll (125 polls)
- SMU makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/8/2020 poll (12 polls)
- San Diego State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/3/2019 poll (28 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Clemson's Top 25 streak ends at 107
- Ohio State's Top 25 streak reaches at 20
- Texas A&M's Top 25 streak ends at 22

Total Appearances:
- Arizona State reaches 290 appearances (#33)
- Cincinnati reaches 80 appearances (#69)
- Florida reaches 640 appearances and ties LSU for #10
- Ohio State reaches 940 appearances (#1)
- San Diego State ties Villanova for #97
- Wake Forest ties UCF for #77

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.