Total, Preseason, Final Polls | Weekly, Season Streaks | Last
National Championships (by team, conference, and coach)
Total Appearances at #1 | Progression
Most Games Played as AP #1 | Progression
Most Wins as AP #1 Progression
Preseason vs Final Rankings of #1 Teams
Previous Rank of AP Preseason #1
AP Preseason Rank of Previous National Champion
Percent of First Place Votes for the AP Preseason #1 Team
AP Preseason #1 that Finished #1 with Fewest Regular Season Weeks at #1
AP National Champions with No Other Appearances at #1 During the Season
AP Preseason #1 with No Other Appearances at #1 During the Season
AP National Champions that Lost/Tied their First Game
AP National Champion that Lost their Last Game:
1943 Notre Dame
AP Preseason #1 Drops Before First Game
AP #1 Ranked Lower in College Football Playoff or BCS Rankings
Most Points Allowed in One Game by an AP National Champion
AP Polls where #1 had Fewer than 30 First Place Votes
Lowest Rank by Month for AP National Champions
Biggest Jumps From Unranked to Ranked in the AP Poll
Biggest Jumps into the AP Top 5
Biggest Drops Within the AP Poll
Biggest Jumps Within the AP Poll
Teams Outside AP Top 10 Receiving First Place Votes
Most Teams Ranked in the AP Poll in One Season
Preseason vs Final Poll Turnover
Final vs Preseason Poll Turnover
Most Ranked Teams Losing in One Season
Most Ranked Opponents in One Season
Most Teams Receiving First Place Votes in One AP Poll
Conferences with Multiple Teams in Preseason AP Top 5
Most Years Between Appearances in the AP Top 10
Most Appearances at #2 Without Reaching #1 (see Rk #1? column)
NEWFinal AP Rank of Heisman Trophy Winner's Team
Dates of Preseason Polls/First Rankings
Final 1961 AP Football Poll: How Many Teams Ranked?
January 7, 1948 Special Poll (Michigan/Notre Dame controversy)
1935 Final United Press Sportswriters Poll
Others Receiving Votes (ORV) data is available from 2003 to present and some select polls from 1936 to 2002. Older polls – mainly before the 1970s – may or may not include points.
I have ORV data for many of the pre-2003 polls, but it takes time to add it to the database. Once all existing sets of ORV data have been added, you will be able to look it up on the team summary pages.
2020 Weekly Appearance Streaks
The weekly appearance streaks of the Big Ten and Pac-12 teams that were ranked in the preseason Top 25 but ruled ineligible by the Associated Press for the first two regular season polls will remain broken on this website.
There are several factors to consider. Some are technical due to the changes that would be required on multiple pages and/or in the database itself. Others relate to questions about teams like Oregon, who was ranked in the preseason Top 10 but reentered the poll at #14. Or Utah who still hasn't reentered the poll (as of October 11).
Regardless of the situation, my goal was to treat each team the same.
Total Appearances | National Championships
All BCS rankings have been added to the AP poll pages with the exception of a small percentage (3%) of teams ranked from #19 to #25 in the BCS that only appeared in the Others Receiving Votes section in the AP Poll. These BCS rankings will not display in the AP team week-by-week view, but are counted in the BCS total appearances.