Poll Released: Oct 02
Rank Trend Team Conference Overall Record Points Game scores Share
1 - Alabama SEC 5-0 1,497 vs Louisiana-Lafayette W 56-14
2 - Georgia SEC 5-0 1,405 vs Tennessee W 38-12
3 1 Ohio State Big Ten 5-0 1,395 @ Penn State W 27-26
4 1 Clemson ACC 5-0 1,278 vs Syracuse W 27-23
5 - LSU SEC 5-0 1,233 vs Ole Miss W 45-16
6 2 Notre Dame Division I FBS Ind 5-0 1,216 vs Stanford W 38-17
7 1 Oklahoma Big 12 5-0 1,193 vs Baylor W 66-33
8 2 Auburn SEC 4-1 1,002 vs Southern Miss W 24-13
9 3 West Virginia Big 12 4-0 998 @ Texas Tech W 42-34
10 1 Washington Pac-12 4-1 978 vs Brigham Young W 35-7
11 2 Penn State Big Ten 4-1 920 vs Ohio State L 27-26
12 1 UCF The American 4-0 759 vs Pittsburgh W 45-14
13 4 Kentucky SEC 5-0 707 vs South Carolina W 24-10
14 7 Stanford Pac-12 4-1 700 @ Notre Dame L 38-17
15 1 Michigan Big Ten 4-1 687 @ Northwestern W 20-17
16 1 Wisconsin Big Ten 3-1 642 _
17 1 Miami (FL) ACC 4-1 600 vs North Carolina W 47-10
18 1 Oregon Pac-12 4-1 462 @ California W 42-24
19 1 Texas Big 12 4-1 403 @ Kansas State W 19-14
20 1 Michigan State Big Ten 3-1 281 vs Central Michigan W 31-20
21 - Colorado Pac-12 4-0 225 vs UCLA W 38-16
22 - Florida SEC 4-1 210 @ Mississippi State W 13-6
23 - North Carolina State ACC 4-0 118 vs Virginia W 35-21
24 - Virginia Tech ACC 3-1 89 @ Duke W 31-14
25 - Oklahoma State Big 12 4-1 88 @ Kansas W 48-28

Others Receiving Votes:
Others receiving votes:Boise St. 86, South Florida 83, Syracuse 74, Cincinnati 35, Iowa 34, Texas A&M 31, Washington St. 14, TCU 13, California 10, Maryland 10, Missouri 8, Mississippi St. 3, Boston College 3, BYU 3, Arizona St. 2, Appalachian St. 2, Duke 1, Hawaii 1, San Diego 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