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The AP Top 25 Poll

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As Voted by Kirk Bohls

Austin American-Statesman
(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Clemson (15)3-01,4463
2Alabama (45)3-01,5041
3Penn State3-01,3065
4Oklahoma State3-01,1549
5Oklahoma (1)3-01,4322
6USC3-01,2414
7Washington3-01,1416
8Wisconsin3-01,03110
9Georgia3-094013
10Ohio State2-11,0158
11Mississippi State3-0532-
12Florida State0-192211
13TCU3-055320
14Michigan3-01,0817
15San Diego State3-0201-
16Florida1-130824
17Auburn2-159615
18Miami (FL)1-060617
19Washington State3-041921
20Memphis2-021-
21South Florida3-027222
22Vanderbilt3-083-
23Louisville2-135614
24Stanford1-21619
25Utah3-0194-

Kirk Bohls

Columnist for the Austin American-Statesman since 1994 and covered college football since college days at the University of Texas since 1971. Double-major at Texas until I decided not to run for president and fell nine hours shy of a second degree in political science. Proud Taylor Duck where he was the monster man and kick returner on the football team (think Honey Badger without talent). Voted in the AP Poll since (I believe) 1990. Loves to play tennis, watch all movies from Alfed Hitchcock to James Bond, travel everywhere and read everything that Michael Connelly, David Baldacci and Ralph Russo write.

Austin American-Statesman

Poll Methodology

The AP Top 25 is determined by a simple points system based on how each voter ranks college football's best teams. A team receives 25 points for each first place vote, 24 for second place and so on through to the 25th team, which receives one point. The rankings are set by listing the teams' point totals from highest to lowest. The mathematical formula is the same as the one used for the AP Pro 32 rankings and the AP Top 25 rankings for men's and women's basketball.

History of the Poll

The Associated Press began its college football poll on Oct. 19, 1936, and it is now the longest-running poll of those that award national titles at the end of the season. The preseason poll was started in 1950. A panel of 61 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country votes on the poll weekly. All of the voters have an extensive background in covering college football. Alabama's ten AP national titles lead the way, with Notre Dame sitting second with eight. Oklahoma has seven, while Miami and Southern California have five each. Each team's ranking will be mentioned in AP stories throughout the preseason and the regular season, along with a link to the Top 25: collegefootball.ap.org/poll