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September 25, 2022 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Georgia (55) SEC 4-0 1565 *1 W 39-22 H Kent State
2 < 2 Alabama (4) SEC 4-0 1487 *2 W 55-3 H Vanderbilt
3 < 3 Ohio State (4) Big Ten 4-0 1483 *3 W 52-21 H Wisconsin
4 < 4 Michigan Big Ten 4-0 1354 4 W 34-27 H Maryland
5 < 5 Clemson ACC 4-0 1311 5 W 51-45 (2OT) A #21 Wake Forest
6 < 7 USC Pac-12 4-0 1236 6 W 17-14 A Oregon State
7 < 8 Kentucky SEC 4-0 1127 8 W 31-23 H Northern Illinois
8 < 11 Tennessee SEC 4-0 1119 9 W 38-33 H #20 Florida
9 < 9 Oklahoma State Big 12 3-0 1081 7 DNP
10 < 12 NC State ACC 4-0 920 10 W 41-10 H Connecticut
11 < 14 Penn State Big Ten 4-0 876 12 W 33-14 H Central Michigan
12 < 13 Utah Pac-12 3-1 760 13 W 34-13 A Arizona State
13 < 15 Oregon Pac-12 3-1 727 15 W 44-41 A Washington State
14 < 16 Mississippi SEC 4-0 691 11 W 35-27 H Tulsa
15 < 18 Washington Pac-12 4-0 657 18 W 40-22 H Stanford
16 < 17 Baylor Big 12 3-1 550 14 W 31-24 A Iowa State
17 < 23 Texas A&M SEC 3-1 543 17 W 23-21 N #10 Arkansas (Southwest Classic)
18 < 6 Oklahoma Big 12 3-1 529 16 L 41-34 H Kansas State
19 < 19 BYU Ind 3-1 482 20 W 38-24 A Wyoming
20 < 10 Arkansas SEC 3-1 457 19 L 23-21 N #23 Texas A&M (Southwest Classic)
21 < NR Minnesota Big Ten 4-0 288 23 W 34-7 A Michigan State
22 < 21 Wake Forest ACC 3-1 265 21 L 51-45 (2OT) H #5 Clemson
23 < NR Florida State ACC 4-0 244 22 W 44-14 H Boston College
24 < 24 Pittsburgh ACC 3-1 209 24 W 45-24 H Rhode Island
25 < NR Kansas State Big 12 3-1 166 RV W 41-34 A #6 Oklahoma
RV < NR Kansas Big 12 125 RV W 35-27 H Duke
RV < NR Cincinnati AAC 60 RV W 45-24 H Indiana
RV < 20 Florida SEC 56 RV L 38-33 A #11 Tennessee
RV < NR Washington State Pac-12 31 RV L 44-41 H #15 Oregon
RV < NR Syracuse ACC 22 25 W 22-20 H Virginia
RV < NR Oregon State Pac-12 16 RV L 17-14 H #7 USC
RV < NR Texas Tech Big 12 11 RV W 37-34 (1OT) H #22 Texas
RV < NR North Carolina ACC 9 NR L 45-32 H Notre Dame
RV < NR LSU SEC 7 RV W 38-0 H New Mexico
RV < NR James Madison Sun Belt 4 RV W 32-28 A Appalachian State
RV < NR Tulane AAC 3 NR L 27-24 H Southern Miss
RV < NR UCLA Pac-12 3 RV W 45-17 A Colorado
RV < NR TCU Big 12 1 RV W 42-34 A SMU
NR < 22 Texas Big 12 0 RV L 37-34 (1OT) A Texas Tech
NR < 25 Miami (FL) ACC 0 NR L 45-31 H Middle Tennessee
NR < NR Air Force MWC 0 RV W 48-20 H Nevada
NR < NR Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 0 RV W 41-24 A Georgia State
NR < NR Iowa State Big 12 0 RV L 31-24 H #17 Baylor
NR < NR Maryland Big Ten 0 RV L 34-27 A #4 Michigan
NR < NR Michigan State Big Ten 0 RV L 34-7 H Minnesota
NR < NR Mississippi State SEC 0 RV W 45-14 H Bowling Green
NR < NR Notre Dame Ind 0 RV W 45-32 A North Carolina

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 7 9.9 6989
ACC 5 16.8 2949
Big Ten 4 9.8 4001
Pac-12 4 11.5 3380
Big 12 4 17.0 2326
Ind 1 19.0 482

Milestones

Last Appearances

  • Florida State makes first appearance since the 2018 preseason poll (69 polls)
  • Kansas State makes first appearance since the 9/19/2021 poll (16 polls)
  • Kentucky reaches highest rank since #6 in the final 1977 poll (726 polls)
  • Minnesota makes first Top 25 appearance since the 10/18/2020 poll (30 polls)
  • NC State makes first Top 10 appearance and reaches highest rank and since #10 in the 10/27/2002 poll (321 polls)
  • Tennessee makes first Top 10 appearance and reaches highest rank since #9 in the 10/10/2016 poll (95 polls)

Weekly Streaks

  • Arkansas' Top 25 streak reaches 10
  • Mississippi's Top 25 streak reaches 20
  • Utah's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Miscellaneous

  • Prior to 2021, the last time six or more Top 10 teams had lost in the first four weeks of a season was 2014 (six). That has now happened in both 2021 and 2022.
  • The last time the Pac-12 had four teams in the Top 15 was the 11/13/2016 poll. (credit Jake Bramande/Jon Wilner)
  • Arkansas: The drop of 10 spots (while staying ranked) is their largest in the Top 25 era (1989-present) since going from #11 to #21 in the 10/19/2003 poll.
  • Florida State: First poll since 9/20/2015 where they were the only team from Florida ranked. (credit Eric Lyman)
  • Oklahoma:
    • The drop of 12 spots ties their largest ever in the Top 25 era (1989-present) since going from #4 to #16 in the 10/16/1990 poll.
    • Lowest ranking since the 11/15/2020 poll (#18).

Trends

  • Tennessee +16 since Week 1 (4 straight weeks with jumps)
  • Penn State +15 (from NR) since Week 1
  • Kentucky +13 since Week 1 (3 straight weeks with jumps)
  • Oregon +13 (from NR) since Week 1 (3 straight weeks with jumps)
  • Washington +11 (from NR) since Week 2
  • USC +8 since preseason
  • NC State +8 since Week 1 (3 straight weeks with jumps)
  • Mississippi +8 since Week 1 (3 straight weeks with jumps)
  • Texas A&M +7 since Week 2
  • Florida -14 (to NR) since Week 1
  • Miami -13 (to NR) since Week 2

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.