Poll Released: Nov 10

Scott Hamilton

Newspaper: Winston-Salem Journal

Rank Trend Team Conference Record Points Game scores Share
1 - Alabama SEC 10-0 1525(61) vs Mississippi State W 24-0
2 - Clemson ACC 10-0 1459 @ Boston College W 27-7
3 - Notre Dame Division I FBS Ind 10-0 1406 vs Florida State W 42-13
4 - Michigan Big Ten 9-1 1327 @ Rutgers W 42-7
5 - Georgia SEC 9-1 1288 vs Auburn W 27-10
6 - West Virginia Big 12 8-1 1111 vs TCU W 47-10
7 - Oklahoma Big 12 9-1 1188 vs Oklahoma State W 48-47
8 - UCF The American 9-0 983 vs Navy W 35-24
9 1 Ohio State Big Ten 9-1 1050 @ Michigan State W 26-6
10 1 LSU SEC 8-2 1019 @ Arkansas W 24-17
11 2 Washington State Pac-12 9-1 1052 @ Colorado W 31-7
12 1 Syracuse ACC 8-2 787 vs Louisville W 54-23
13 - Utah State Mountain West 9-1 689 vs San Jose State W 62-24
14 2 Texas Big 12 7-3 726 @ Texas Tech W 41-34
15 4 Florida SEC 7-3 575 vs South Carolina W 35-31
16 6 Cincinnati The American 9-1 344 vs South Florida W 35-23
17 5 Penn State Big Ten 7-3 542 vs Wisconsin W 22-10
18 5 Boston College ACC 7-3 254 vs Clemson L 27-7
19 5 Iowa State Big 12 6-3 497 vs Baylor W 28-14
20 - Utah Pac-12 7-3 307 vs Oregon W 32-25
21 3 Washington Pac-12 7-3 501 _
22 - Army Division I FBS Ind 8-2 128 vs Lafayette W 31-13
23 - Northwestern Big Ten 6-4 136 @ Iowa W 14-10
24 - UAB Conference USA 9-1 78 _
25 8 Kentucky SEC 7-3 337 @ Tennessee L 24-7
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