Poll Released: Sep 08
Rank Trend Team Conference Record Points Game scores Share
1 - Alabama SEC 2-0 1,517(54) vs Arkansas State W 57-7
2 - Clemson ACC 2-0 1,430(6) @ Texas A&M W 28-26
3 - Georgia SEC 2-0 1,407 @ South Carolina W 41-17
4 - Ohio State Big Ten 2-0 1,288 vs Rutgers W 52-3
5 1 Oklahoma Big 12 2-0 1,263 vs UCLA W 49-21
6 1 Wisconsin Big Ten 2-0 1,227(1) vs New Mexico W 45-14
7 - Auburn SEC 2-0 1,224 vs Alabama State W 63-9
8 - Notre Dame Division I FBS Ind 2-0 1,022 vs Ball State W 24-16
9 1 Stanford Pac-12 2-0 992 vs USC W 17-3
10 1 Washington Pac-12 1-1 884 vs North Dakota W 45-3
11 2 Penn State Big Ten 2-0 836 @ Pittsburgh W 51-6
12 1 LSU SEC 2-0 830 vs Southeastern Louisiana W 31-0
13 1 Virginia Tech ACC 2-0 794 vs William & Mary W 62-17
14 - West Virginia Big 12 2-0 793 vs Youngstown State W 52-17
15 1 TCU Big 12 2-0 678 @ Southern Methodist W 42-12
16 2 Mississippi State SEC 2-0 654 @ Kansas State W 31-10
17 3 Boise State Mountain West 2-0 500 vs Connecticut W 62-7
18 1 UCF The American 2-0 494 vs South Carolina State W 38-0
19 2 Michigan Big Ten 1-1 385 vs Western Michigan W 49-3
20 3 Oregon Pac-12 2-0 301 vs Portland State W 62-14
21 1 Miami (FL) ACC 1-1 299 vs Savannah State W 77-0
22 5 USC Pac-12 1-1 250 @ Stanford L 17-3
23 - Arizona State Pac-12 2-0 139 vs Michigan State W 16-13
24 - Oklahoma State Big 12 2-0 119 vs South Alabama W 55-13
25 10 Michigan State Big Ten 1-1 104 @ Arizona State L 16-13

Others Receiving Votes:
Others receiving votes:Utah 92, Texas A&M 90, Boston College 45, Houston 32, Maryland 30, Colorado 25, Iowa 23, Kentucky 19, Duke 10, NC State 9, Mississippi 5, Hawaii 5, Washington St. 4, South Florida 3, South Carolina 2, Florida St. 1.

Poll Methodology
The AP Top 25 Poll 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