Poll Released: Oct 14
Rank Trend Team Conference Overall Record Points Game scores Share
1 - Alabama SEC 7-0 1,524 vs Missouri W 39-10
2 1 Ohio State Big Ten 7-0 1,457 vs Minnesota W 30-14
3 1 Clemson ACC 6-0 1,392 _
4 1 Notre Dame Division I FBS Ind 7-0 1,355 vs Pittsburgh W 19-14
5 8 LSU SEC 6-1 1,244 vs Georgia W 36-16
6 6 Michigan Big Ten 6-1 1,146 vs Wisconsin W 38-13
7 2 Texas Big 12 6-1 1,144 vs Baylor W 23-17
8 6 Georgia SEC 6-1 1,085 @ LSU L 36-16
9 2 Oklahoma Big 12 5-1 999 _
10 - UCF The American 6-0 979 @ Memphis W 31-30
11 3 Florida SEC 6-1 931 @ Vanderbilt W 37-27
12 5 Oregon Pac-12 5-1 917 vs Washington W 30-27
13 7 West Virginia Big 12 5-1 700 @ Iowa State L 30-14
14 4 Kentucky SEC 5-1 678 _
15 8 Washington Pac-12 5-2 640 @ Oregon L 30-27
16 4 North Carolina State ACC 5-0 592 _
17 5 Texas A&M SEC 5-2 551 @ South Carolina W 26-23
18 10 Penn State Big Ten 4-2 523 vs Michigan State L 21-17
19 - Iowa Big Ten 5-1 266 @ Indiana W 42-16
20 5 Cincinnati The American 6-0 243 _
21 2 South Florida The American 6-0 242 @ Tulsa W 25-24
22 2 Mississippi State SEC 4-2 231 _
23 8 Wisconsin Big Ten 4-2 226 @ Michigan L 38-13
24 - Michigan State Big Ten 4-2 199 @ Penn State W 21-17
25 - Washington State Pac-12 5-1 136 _

Others Receiving Votes:
Others receiving votes:Stanford 71, San Diego St. 53, Southern Cal 53, Appalachian St. 51, Colorado 49, Utah St. 38, Miami 38, Utah 33, Duke 17, Texas Tech 8, Fresno St. 7, Houston 3, Maryland 2, Virginia 2.

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