Poll Released: Nov 25
Rank Trend Team Conference Record Points Game scores Share
1 - Alabama SEC 12-0 1,525(61) vs Auburn W 52-21
2 - Clemson ACC 12-0 1,458 vs South Carolina W 56-35
3 - Notre Dame Division I FBS Ind 12-0 1,409 @ USC W 24-17
4 1 Georgia SEC 11-1 1,336 vs Georgia Tech W 45-21
5 1 Oklahoma Big 12 11-1 1,266 @ West Virginia W 59-56
6 4 Ohio State Big Ten 11-1 1,229 vs Michigan W 62-39
7 1 UCF The American 11-0 1,146 @ South Florida W 38-10
8 4 Michigan Big Ten 10-2 1,058 @ Ohio State L 62-39
9 2 Texas Big 12 9-3 959 @ Kansas W 24-17
10 6 Washington Pac-12 9-3 897 @ Washington State W 28-15
11 2 Florida SEC 9-3 876 @ Florida State W 41-14
12 5 Washington State Pac-12 10-2 818 vs Washington L 28-15
12 4 LSU SEC 9-3 818 @ Texas A&M L 74-72
14 1 Penn State Big Ten 9-3 751 vs Maryland W 38-3
15 3 West Virginia Big 12 8-3 672 vs Oklahoma L 59-56
16 1 Kentucky SEC 9-3 602 @ Louisville W 56-10
17 1 Utah Pac-12 9-3 536 vs Brigham Young W 35-27
18 1 Syracuse ACC 9-3 475 @ Boston College W 42-21
19 2 Boise State Mountain West 10-2 409 vs Utah State W 33-24
20 2 Mississippi State SEC 8-4 324 @ Ole Miss W 35-3
21 1 Northwestern Big Ten 8-4 322 vs Illinois W 24-16
22 - Texas A&M SEC 8-4 283 vs LSU W 74-72
23 - Army Division I FBS Ind 9-2 169 _
24 1 Iowa State Big 12 7-4 116 vs Kansas State W 42-38
25 - Fresno State Mountain West 10-2 102 vs San Jose State W 31-13

Others Receiving Votes:
Others receiving votes:Utah St. 92, Missouri 88, NC State 39, Cincinnati 33, Stanford 10, Iowa 4, Appalachian St. 1, Buffalo 1, Oregon 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