Poll Released: Oct 07
Rank Trend Team Conference Record Points Game scores Share
1 - Alabama SEC 6-0 1,522(59) @ Arkansas W 65-31
2 - Georgia SEC 6-0 1,426 vs Vanderbilt W 41-13
3 - Ohio State Big Ten 6-0 1,420(1) vs Indiana W 49-26
4 - Clemson ACC 6-0 1,331(1) @ Wake Forest W 63-3
5 1 Notre Dame Division I FBS Ind 6-0 1,315 @ Virginia Tech W 45-23
6 3 West Virginia Big 12 5-0 1,174 vs Kansas W 38-22
7 3 Washington Pac-12 5-1 1,098 @ UCLA W 31-24
8 3 Penn State Big Ten 4-1 1,097 _
9 10 Texas Big 12 5-1 956 @ Oklahoma W 48-45
10 2 UCF The American 5-0 917 vs Southern Methodist W 48-20
11 4 Oklahoma Big 12 5-1 879 vs Texas L 48-45
12 3 Michigan Big Ten 5-1 875 vs Maryland W 42-21
13 8 LSU SEC 5-1 794 @ Florida L 27-19
14 8 Florida SEC 5-1 719 vs LSU W 27-19
15 1 Wisconsin Big Ten 4-1 710 vs Nebraska W 41-24
16 1 Miami (FL) ACC 5-1 591 vs Florida State W 28-27
17 1 Oregon Pac-12 4-1 505 _
18 5 Kentucky SEC 5-1 485 @ Texas A&M L 20-14
19 2 Colorado Pac-12 5-0 419 vs Arizona State W 28-21
20 3 North Carolina State ACC 5-0 342 vs Boston College W 28-23
21 13 Auburn SEC 4-2 335 @ Mississippi State L 23-9
22 - Texas A&M SEC 4-2 257 vs Kentucky W 20-14
23 - South Florida The American 5-0 144 @ Massachusetts W 58-42
24 - Mississippi State SEC 4-2 136 vs Auburn W 23-9
25 - Cincinnati The American 6-0 114 vs Tulane W 37-21

Others Receiving Votes:
Others receiving votes:Iowa 87, Stanford 59, Washington St. 46, San Diego St. 24, TCU 20, Appalachian St. 11, Utah 9, Utah 5, South Carolina 2, Hawaii 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