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December 5, 2021 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP CFP Last Week
1 < 4 Alabama (50) SEC 12-1 1535 *1 1 W 41-24 N #1 Georgia (SEC CG)
2 < 2 Michigan (9) Big Ten 12-1 1480 *2 2 W 42-3 N #15 Iowa (Big Ten CG)
3 < 1 Georgia SEC 12-1 1408 3 3 L 41-24 N #4 Alabama (SEC CG)
4 < 3 Cincinnati (3) AAC 13-0 1404 *4 4 W 35-20 H #16 Houston (AAC CG)
5 < 6 Notre Dame Ind 11-1 1280 5 5 DNP
6 < 9 Baylor Big 12 11-2 1228 6 7 W 21-16 N #5 Oklahoma State (Big 12 CG)
7 < 7 Ohio State Big Ten 10-2 1177 7 6 DNP
8 < 8 Mississippi SEC 10-2 1101 8 8 DNP
9 < 5 Oklahoma State Big 12 11-2 1060 9 9 L 21-16 N #9 Baylor (Big 12 CG)
10 < 14 Utah Pac-12 10-3 929 11 11 W 38-10 N #10 Oregon (Pac-12 CG)
11 < 11 Michigan State Big Ten 10-2 895 10 10 DNP
12 < 12 BYU Ind 10-2 866 14 13 DNP
13 < 17 Pittsburgh ACC 11-2 838 12 12 W 45-21 N #18 Wake Forest (ACC CG)
14 < 13 Oklahoma Big 12 10-2 807 13 16 DNP
15 < 10 Oregon Pac-12 10-3 594 15 14 L 38-10 N #14 Utah (Pac-12 CG)
16 < 20 Louisiana Sun Belt 12-1 490 17 23 W 24-16 H Appalachian State (Sun Belt CG)
17 < 15 Iowa Big Ten 10-3 446 16 15 L 42-3 N #2 Michigan (Big Ten CG)
18 < 21 NC State ACC 9-3 404 18 18 DNP
19 < 22 Clemson ACC 9-3 395 22 19 DNP
20 < 18 Wake Forest ACC 10-3 393 19 17 L 45-21 N #17 Pittsburgh (ACC CG)
21 < 16 Houston AAC 11-2 358 21 20 L 35-20 A #3 Cincinnati (AAC CG)
22 < 23 Arkansas SEC 8-4 279 24 21 DNP
23 < 24 Texas A&M SEC 8-4 171 23 25 DNP
24 < NR UTSA C-USA 12-1 146 25 NR W 49-41 H Western Kentucky (C-USA CG)
25 < 25 Kentucky SEC 9-3 129 20 22 DNP
RV < NR Utah State MWC 109 RV NR W 46-13 A #19 San Diego State (MWC CG)
RV < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 66 RV NR DNP
RV < 19 San Diego State MWC 63 RV 24 L 46-13 H Utah State (MWC CG)
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 38 RV NR DNP
RV < NR Purdue Big Ten 36 RV NR DNP
RV < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 9 RV NR L 24-16 A #20 Louisiana (Sun Belt CG)
RV < NR Army Ind 7 NR NR DNP
RV < NR Mississippi State SEC 4 RV NR DNP
RV < NR Penn State Big Ten 4 RV NR DNP
RV < NR Northern Illinois MAC 1 NR NR W 41-23 N Kent State (MAC CG)
NR < NR Arizona State Pac-12 0 RV NR DNP
NR < NR Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 0 RV NR DNP
NR < NR Fresno State MWC 0 RV NR DNP
NR < NR UCLA Pac-12 0 RV NR DNP

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 13.7 4623
Big Ten 4 9.3 3998
ACC 4 17.5 2030
Big 12 3 9.7 3095
Ind 2 8.5 2146
AAC 2 12.5 1762
Pac-12 2 12.5 1523
Sun Belt 1 16.0 490
C-USA 1 24.0 146

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Utah makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 12/1/2019 poll (33 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Cincinnati's Top 5 streak reaches 10
- Iowa's Top 25 streak reaches 20
- Michigan's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Ohio State's Top 10 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Alabama reaches 840 appearances (#5)
- Baylor reaches 220 appearances (#40)
- Cincinnati ties Penn for #67
- Houston reaches 200 appearances and ties California for #44
- Mississippi ties Stanford for #31
- Oklahoma State reaches 270 appearances (#35)
- UTSA ties three others for #126

Miscellaneous:
- This is the 1200th AP poll since it began in 1936.

Correction

ESPN included Louisiana Tech (3-9) in the Others Receiving Votes section (11 points).

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.