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October 10, 2021 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 2 Georgia (62) SEC 6-0 1550 *1 W 34-10 A #18 Auburn
2 < 3 Iowa Big Ten 6-0 1476 *2 W 23-20 H #4 Penn State
3 < 5 Cincinnati AAC 5-0 1407 4 W 52-3 H Temple
4 < 6 Oklahoma Big 12 6-0 1336 3 W 55-48 N #21 Texas
5 < 1 Alabama SEC 5-1 1286 5 L 41-38 A Texas A&M
6 < 7 Ohio State Big Ten 5-1 1157 6 W 66-17 H Maryland
7 < 4 Penn State Big Ten 5-1 1147 8 L 23-20 A #3 Iowa
8 < 9 Michigan Big Ten 6-0 1139 7 W 32-29 A Nebraska
9 < 8 Oregon Pac-12 4-1 1057 10 DNP
10 < 11 Michigan State Big Ten 6-0 992 9 W 31-13 A Rutgers
11 < 16 Kentucky SEC 6-0 918 11 W 42-21 H LSU
12 < 12 Oklahoma State Big 12 5-0 830 12 DNP
13 < 17 Mississippi SEC 4-1 779 14 W 52-51 H #13 Arkansas
14 < 14 Notre Dame Ind 5-1 732 13 W 32-29 A Virginia Tech
15 < 15 Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 6-0 712 15 W 52-20 A Arkansas State
16 < 19 Wake Forest ACC 6-0 526 16 W 40-37 (1OT) A Syracuse
17 < 13 Arkansas SEC 4-2 470 19 L 52-51 A #17 Mississippi
18 < 22 Arizona State Pac-12 5-1 428 22 W 28-10 H Stanford
19 < 10 BYU Ind 5-1 421 20 L 26-17 H Boise State
20 < 20 Florida SEC 4-2 397 17 W 42-0 H Vanderbilt
21 < NR Texas A&M SEC 4-2 348 18 W 41-38 H #1 Alabama
22 < 23 NC State ACC 4-1 265 21 DNP
23 < 24 SMU AAC 6-0 225 23 W 31-24 A Navy
24 < 25 San Diego State MWC 5-0 176 24 W 31-7 H New Mexico
25 < 21 Texas Big 12 4-2 108 RV L 55-48 N #6 Oklahoma
RV < 18 Auburn SEC 106 RV L 34-10 H #2 Georgia
RV < NR Clemson ACC 63 25 DNP
RV < NR Baylor Big 12 62 RV W 45-20 H West Virginia
RV < NR UTSA C-USA 22 RV W 52-46 A Western Kentucky
RV < NR Mississippi State SEC 7 RV DNP
RV < NR Kansas State Big 12 3 NR DNP
RV < NR Air Force MWC 2 RV W 24-14 H Wyoming
RV < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 2 RV DNP
RV < NR Pittsburgh ACC 1 RV DNP
NR < NR Boston College ACC 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Fresno State MWC 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Houston AAC 0 RV W 40-22 A Tulane
NR < NR Iowa State Big 12 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Liberty Ind 0 RV W 41-13 H Middle Tennessee
NR < NR Louisiana Sun Belt 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Nevada MWC 0 RV W 55-28 H New Mexico State
NR < NR Tennessee SEC 0 RV W 45-20 H South Carolina
NR < NR UCLA Pac-12 0 RV W 34-16 A Arizona

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 7 12.6 5748
Big Ten 5 6.6 5911
Big 12 3 13.7 2274
AAC 2 13.0 1632
Pac-12 2 13.5 1485
Ind 2 16.5 1153
ACC 2 19.0 791
Sun Belt 1 15.0 712
MWC 1 24.0 176

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Michigan State makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 9/18/2016 poll (84 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Alabama's Number 1 streak ends at 14, Top 10 streak reaches 100, Top 25 streak reaches 220

Total Appearances:
- Cincinnati ties Air Force for #68
- Coastal Carolina ties Iowa Pre-Flight for #101
- Georgia reaches 620 appearances (#12)
- Notre Dame reaches 840 appearances (#4)
- Oklahoma State ties North Carolina for #35
- Penn State reaches 660 appearances (#9)
- Wake Forest reaches 50 appearances (#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.