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October 17, 2021 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Georgia (63) SEC 7-0 1575 1 W 30-13 H #11 Kentucky
2 < 3 Cincinnati AAC 6-0 1483 3 W 56-21 H UCF
3 < 4 Oklahoma Big 12 7-0 1434 2 W 52-31 H TCU
4 < 5 Alabama SEC 6-1 1393 4 W 49-9 A Mississippi State
5 < 6 Ohio State Big Ten 5-1 1252 5 DNP
6 < 8 Michigan Big Ten 6-0 1214 6 DNP
7 < 7 Penn State Big Ten 5-1 1116 8 DNP
8 < 12 Oklahoma State Big 12 6-0 1082 9 W 32-24 A #25 Texas
9 < 10 Michigan State Big Ten 7-0 1076 7 W 20-15 A Indiana
10 < 9 Oregon Pac-12 5-1 1054 10 W 24-17 H California
11 < 2 Iowa Big Ten 6-1 1048 11 L 24-7 H Purdue
12 < 13 Mississippi SEC 5-1 879 12 W 31-26 A Tennessee
13 < 14 Notre Dame Ind 5-1 763 13 DNP
14 < 15 Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 6-0 736 16 DNP
15 < 11 Kentucky SEC 6-1 723 14 L 30-13 A #1 Georgia
16 < 16 Wake Forest ACC 6-0 629 15 DNP
17 < 21 Texas A&M SEC 5-2 536 17 W 35-14 A Missouri
18 < 22 NC State ACC 5-1 485 18 W 33-7 A Boston College
19 < NR Auburn SEC 5-2 397 22 W 38-23 A #17 Arkansas
20 < NR Baylor Big 12 6-1 378 20 W 38-24 H #19 BYU
21 < 23 SMU AAC 6-0 358 19 DNP
22 < 24 San Diego State MWC 6-0 284 21 W 19-13 (2OT) A San Jose State
23 < NR Pittsburgh ACC 5-1 177 23 W 28-7 A Virginia Tech
24 < NR UTSA C-USA 7-0 104 25 W 45-0 H Rice
25 < NR Purdue Big Ten 4-2 68 RV W 24-7 A #2 Iowa
RV < NR Clemson ACC 64 24 W 17-14 A Syracuse
RV < NR Utah Pac-12 43 RV W 35-21 H #18 Arizona State
RV < 17 Arkansas SEC 29 RV L 38-23 H Auburn
RV < 19 BYU Ind 21 RV L 38-24 A Baylor
RV < NR Air Force MWC 19 RV W 24-17 A Boise State
RV < NR Iowa State Big 12 14 RV W 33-20 A Kansas State
RV < NR Louisiana Sun Belt 13 RV W 41-13 H Appalachian State
RV < 18 Arizona State Pac-12 7 RV L 35-21 A Utah
RV < 20 Florida SEC 7 RV L 49-42 A LSU
RV < 25 Texas Big 12 5 RV L 32-24 H #12 Oklahoma State
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 4 NR W 24-17 A Washington
RV < NR Houston AAC 2 RV DNP
RV < NR LSU SEC 2 RV W 49-42 H #20 Florida
RV < NR Virginia ACC 1 RV W 48-0 H Duke
NR < NR Fresno State MWC 0 RV W 17-0 A Wyoming

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 6 10.5 5774
SEC 6 11.3 5503
Big 12 3 10.3 2894
ACC 3 19.0 1291
AAC 2 11.5 1841
Pac-12 1 10.0 1054
Ind 1 13.0 763
Sun Belt 1 14.0 736
MWC 1 22.0 284
C-USA 1 24.0 104

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Oklahoma State makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 10/25/2020 poll (16 polls)
- Pittsburgh makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/27/2020 poll (20 polls)
- Purdue makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/30/2007 poll (230 polls)
- UTSA makes first ever appearance in the Top 25 (1192 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Cincinnati's Top 10 streak reaches 20
- Notre Dame's Top 25 streak reaches 70
- Oklahoma's Top 10 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Kentucky ties Oregon State for #65
- NC State ties Arizona for #54
- San Diego State ties Memphis for #96
- UTSA ties 13 others for #156

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.