Poll Released: Oct 28
Rank Trend Team Conference Record Points Game scores Share
1 - Alabama SEC 8-0 1,500(60) _
2 - Clemson ACC 8-0 1,433 @ Florida State W 59-10
3 - Notre Dame Division I FBS Ind 8-0 1,374 @ Navy W 44-22
4 - LSU SEC 7-1 1,317 _
5 - Michigan Big Ten 7-1 1,240 _
6 1 Georgia SEC 7-1 1,202 vs Florida W 36-17
7 1 Oklahoma Big 12 7-1 1,132 vs Kansas State W 51-14
8 3 Ohio State Big Ten 7-1 1,022 _
9 1 UCF The American 7-0 1,014 _
10 4 Washington State Pac-12 7-1 938 @ Stanford W 41-38
11 1 Kentucky SEC 7-1 905 @ Missouri W 15-14
12 1 West Virginia Big 12 6-1 891 vs Baylor W 58-14
13 4 Florida SEC 6-2 734 @ Georgia L 36-17
14 3 Penn State Big Ten 6-2 733 vs Iowa W 30-24
15 9 Texas Big 12 6-2 719 @ Oklahoma State L 38-35
16 7 Utah Pac-12 6-2 593 @ UCLA W 41-10
17 - Houston The American 7-1 403 vs South Florida W 57-36
18 - Utah State Mountain West 7-1 340 vs New Mexico W 61-19
19 1 Iowa Big Ten 6-2 323 @ Penn State L 30-24
20 - Fresno State Mountain West 7-1 261 vs Hawaii W 50-20
21 - Mississippi State SEC 5-3 204 vs Texas A&M W 28-13
22 - Syracuse ACC 6-2 192 vs North Carolina State W 51-41
23 - Virginia ACC 6-2 175 vs North Carolina W 31-21
24 - Boston College ACC 6-2 169 vs Miami (FL) W 27-14
25 9 Texas A&M SEC 5-3 132 @ Mississippi State L 28-13

Others Receiving Votes:
Others receiving votes:Washington 120, Northwestern 86, Georgia Southern 62, Michigan St. 51, Cincinnati 45, Iowa St. 42, South Florida 29, Stanford 26, Oklahoma St. 24, UAB 17, Oregon 13, Wisconsin 12, Auburn 7, San Diego St. 6, Army 6, NC State 5, California 2, Buffalo 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