Poll Released: Sep 03
Rank Trend Team Conference Record Points Game scores Share
1 - Alabama SEC 1-0 1,511(48) vs Louisville W 51-14
2 - Clemson ACC 1-0 1,467(12) vs Furman W 48-7
3 - Georgia SEC 1-0 1,350 vs Austin Peay W 45-0
4 1 Ohio State Big Ten 1-0 1,262 vs Oregon State W 77-31
5 1 Wisconsin Big Ten 1-0 1,258(1) vs Western Kentucky W 34-3
6 1 Oklahoma Big 12 1-0 1,251 vs Florida Atlantic W 63-14
7 2 Auburn SEC 1-0 1,236 vs Washington W 21-16
8 4 Notre Dame Division I FBS Ind 1-0 1,080 vs Michigan W 24-17
9 3 Washington Pac-12 0-1 870 @ Auburn L 21-16
10 3 Stanford Pac-12 1-0 865 vs San Diego State W 31-10
11 14 LSU SEC 1-0 801 vs Miami (FL) W 33-17
12 8 Virginia Tech ACC 1-0 777 @ Florida State W 24-3
13 3 Penn State Big Ten 1-0 768 vs Appalachian State W 45-38
14 3 West Virginia Big 12 1-0 762 @ Tennessee W 40-14
15 4 Michigan State Big Ten 1-0 684 vs Utah State W 38-31
16 - TCU Big 12 1-0 632 vs Southern University W 55-7
17 2 USC Pac-12 1-0 628 vs UNLV W 43-21
18 - Mississippi State SEC 1-0 538 vs Stephen F. Austin W 63-6
19 2 UCF The American 1-0 407 @ Connecticut W 56-17
20 2 Boise State Mountain West 1-0 391 @ Troy W 56-20
21 7 Michigan Big Ten 0-1 318 @ Notre Dame L 24-17
22 14 Miami (FL) ACC 0-1 241 @ LSU L 33-17
23 1 Oregon Pac-12 1-0 217 vs Bowling Green W 58-24
24 - South Carolina SEC 1-0 125 vs Coastal Carolina W 49-15
25 - Florida SEC 1-0 89 vs Charleston Southern W 53-6

Others Receiving Votes:
Others receiving votes:Utah 71, Oklahoma St. 62, Boston College 31, Texas A&M 29, Northwestern 28, Maryland 12, Mississippi 11, NC State 9, Florida St. 8, Memphis 6, Houston 6, Washington St. 6, Iowa St. 4, Kansas St. 3, Iowa 3, Hawaii 3, BYU 3, Fresno St. 1, Arkansas St. 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