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November 21, 2021 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP CFP Last Week
1 < 1 Georgia (62) SEC 11-0 1550 *1 1 W 56-7 H Charleston Southern
2 < 5 Ohio State Big Ten 10-1 1434 3 2 W 56-7 H #7 Michigan State
3 < 2 Alabama SEC 10-1 1423 2 3 W 42-35 H #21 Arkansas
4 < 3 Cincinnati AAC 11-0 1416 4 4 W 48-14 H SMU
5 < 6 Notre Dame Ind 10-1 1262 5 6 W 55-0 H Georgia Tech
6 < 8 Michigan Big Ten 10-1 1246 6 5 W 59-18 A Maryland
7 < 9 Oklahoma State Big 12 10-1 1209 7 7 W 23-0 A Texas Tech
8 < 10 Mississippi SEC 9-2 1060 8 9 W 31-17 H Vanderbilt
9 < 11 Baylor Big 12 9-2 1046 10 8 W 20-10 A Kansas State
10 < 12 Oklahoma Big 12 10-1 1001 9 10 W 28-21 H Iowa State
11 < 4 Oregon Pac-12 9-2 849 11 11 L 38-7 A #24 Utah
12 < 7 Michigan State Big Ten 9-2 778 13 12 L 56-7 A #5 Ohio State
13 < 14 BYU Ind 9-2 771 15 13 W 34-17 A Georgia Southern
14 < 16 Texas A&M SEC 8-3 628 14 15 W 52-3 H Prairie View A&M
15 < 15 UTSA C-USA 11-0 583 20 22 W 34-31 H UAB
16 < 24 Utah Pac-12 8-3 561 19 19 W 38-7 H #4 Oregon
17 < 18 Iowa Big Ten 9-2 538 12 16 W 33-23 H Illinois
18 < 19 Wisconsin Big Ten 8-3 517 18 14 W 35-28 H Nebraska
19 < 17 Houston AAC 10-1 516 16 24 W 31-13 H Memphis
20 < 20 Pittsburgh ACC 9-2 445 17 17 W 48-38 H Virginia
21 < 13 Wake Forest ACC 9-2 344 21 18 L 48-27 A Clemson
22 < 23 San Diego State MWC 10-1 273 22 21 W 28-20 A UNLV
23 < 22 Louisiana Sun Belt 10-1 246 23 NR W 42-14 A Liberty
24 < 25 NC State ACC 8-3 141 24 20 W 41-17 H Syracuse
25 < 21 Arkansas SEC 7-4 105 RV 25 L 42-35 A #2 Alabama
RV < NR Clemson ACC 101 RV 23 W 48-27 H #13 Wake Forest
RV < NR Mississippi State SEC 44 RV NR W 55-10 H Tennessee State
RV < NR Penn State Big Ten 26 RV NR W 28-0 H Rutgers
RV < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 24 RV NR W 45-7 A Troy
RV < NR Kentucky SEC 10 25 NR W 56-16 H New Mexico State
RV < NR Purdue Big Ten 3 RV NR W 32-14 A Northwestern
NR < NR Air Force MWC 0 RV NR W 41-39 (3OT) A Nevada
NR < NR Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 0 RV NR W 35-21 H Texas State
NR < NR Oregon State Pac-12 0 RV NR W 24-10 H Arizona State

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 5 10.2 4766
Big Ten 5 11.0 4513
Big 12 3 8.7 3256
ACC 3 21.7 930
Ind 2 9.0 2033
AAC 2 11.5 1932
Pac-12 2 13.5 1410
C-USA 1 15.0 583
MWC 1 22.0 273
Sun Belt 1 23.0 246

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Baylor makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 12/8/2019 poll (30 polls)
- Notre Dame makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the final 2020 poll (12 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Alabama's Top 5 streak reaches 30
- Michigan State's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Oregon's Top 10 streak ends at 10

Total Appearances:
- Baylor ties Kansas State for #40
- BYU reaches 270 appearances (#34)
- Pittsburgh ties Colorado for #29
- San Diego State reaches 30 appearances and ties Yale for #93
- Utah ties Louisville for #60
- UTSA ties four others for #129
- Wake Forest ties two others for #75

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)
  • Clicking on the team name will display the week-by-week ranking for that team.
  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.