Poll Released: Nov 04
Rank Trend Team Conference Record Points Game scores Share
1 - Alabama SEC 9-0 1,500(60) @ LSU W 29-0
2 - Clemson ACC 9-0 1,435 vs Louisville W 77-16
3 - Notre Dame Division I FBS Ind 9-0 1,381 @ Northwestern W 31-21
4 1 Michigan Big Ten 8-1 1,304 vs Penn State W 42-7
5 1 Georgia SEC 8-1 1,263 @ Kentucky W 34-17
6 1 Oklahoma Big 12 8-1 1,181 @ Texas Tech W 51-46
7 5 West Virginia Big 12 7-1 1,065 @ Texas W 42-41
8 - Ohio State Big Ten 8-1 1,025 vs Nebraska W 36-31
9 5 LSU SEC 7-2 1,020 vs Alabama L 29-0
10 - Washington State Pac-12 8-1 1,010 vs California W 19-13
11 2 UCF The American 8-0 1,001 vs Temple W 52-40
12 1 Kentucky SEC 7-2 780 vs Georgia L 34-17
13 9 Syracuse ACC 7-2 624 @ Wake Forest W 41-24
14 4 Utah State Mountain West 8-1 586 @ Hawaii W 56-17
15 - Texas Big 12 6-3 559 vs West Virginia L 42-41
16 4 Fresno State Mountain West 8-1 506 @ UNLV W 48-3
17 7 Boston College ACC 7-2 490 @ Virginia Tech W 31-21
18 3 Mississippi State SEC 6-3 486 vs Louisiana Tech W 45-3
19 6 Florida SEC 6-3 400 vs Missouri L 38-17
20 - Washington Pac-12 7-3 342 vs Stanford W 27-23
21 7 Penn State Big Ten 6-3 278 @ Michigan L 42-7
22 - North Carolina State ACC 6-2 264 vs Florida State W 47-28
23 - Iowa State Big 12 5-3 230 @ Kansas W 27-3
24 - Michigan State Big Ten 6-3 215 @ Maryland W 24-3
25 - Cincinnati The American 8-1 141 vs Navy W 42-0

Others Receiving Votes:
Others receiving votes:Utah 110, Auburn 93, Wisconsin 37, Army 32, UAB 31, Northwestern 28, Iowa 17, Boise St. 15, Purdue 14, Buffalo 11, Oregon 9, San Diego St. 5, Duke 4, Texas A&M 3, Houston 3, Texas Tech 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