Poll Released: Oct 20

Rachel Richlinski

Newspaper: WLBT/FOX40

Rank Trend Team Conference Overall Record Points Game scores Share
1 - Alabama SEC 8-0 1525 @ Tennessee W 58-21
2 1 Clemson ACC 7-0 1454 vs North Carolina State W 41-7
3 1 Notre Dame Division I FBS Ind 7-0 1400 _
4 1 LSU SEC 7-1 1327 vs Mississippi State W 19-3
5 1 Georgia SEC 6-1 1136 _
6 1 Texas Big 12 6-1 1186 _
7 1 Michigan Big Ten 7-1 1250 @ Michigan State W 21-7
8 - UCF The American 7-0 996 @ East Carolina W 37-10
9 1 Oklahoma Big 12 6-1 1065 @ TCU W 52-27
10 2 Florida SEC 6-1 998 _
11 11 Washington State Pac-12 6-1 692 vs Oregon W 34-20
12 9 Ohio State Big Ten 7-1 985 @ Purdue L 49-20
13 - West Virginia Big 12 5-1 747 _
14 - Washington Pac-12 6-2 677 vs Colorado W 27-13
15 2 Kentucky SEC 6-1 754 vs Vanderbilt W 14-7
16 1 Penn State Big Ten 5-2 528 @ Indiana W 33-28
17 1 Texas A&M SEC 5-2 622 _
18 3 Wisconsin Big Ten 5-2 357 vs Illinois W 49-20
19 1 Iowa Big Ten 6-1 489 vs Maryland W 23-0
20 - South Florida The American 7-0 291 vs Connecticut W 38-30
21 7 Oregon Pac-12 5-2 450 @ Washington State L 34-20
22 6 North Carolina State ACC 5-1 186 @ Clemson L 41-7
23 - Appalachian State Sun Belt 5-1 79 vs Louisiana-Lafayette W 27-17
24 - Virginia ACC 5-2 25 @ Duke W 28-14
25 - San Diego State Mountain West 6-1 48 vs San Jose State W 16-13

Others Receiving Votes:
Others receiving votes:Texas Tech 54, Utah St. 50, San Diego St. 48, Fresno St. 35, Miami 34, Virginia 25, Houston 19, Purdue 17, Michigan St. 8, Cincinnati 7, Auburn 5, Mississippi St. 2, Boston College 2, UAB 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