Poll Released: Sep 16
Rank Trend Team Conference Overall Record Points Game scores Share
1 - Alabama SEC 3-0 1,521 @ Ole Miss W 62-7
2 1 Georgia SEC 3-0 1,416 vs Middle Tennessee W 49-7
3 1 Clemson ACC 3-0 1,405 vs Georgia Southern W 38-7
4 - Ohio State Big Ten 3-0 1,357 @ TCU W 40-28
5 - Oklahoma Big 12 3-0 1,283 @ Iowa State W 37-27
6 6 LSU SEC 3-0 1,241 @ Auburn W 22-21
7 2 Stanford Pac-12 3-0 1,055 vs UC Davis W 30-10
8 - Notre Dame Division I FBS Ind 3-0 1,034 vs Vanderbilt W 22-17
9 2 Auburn SEC 2-1 958 vs LSU L 22-21
10 - Washington Pac-12 2-1 947 @ Utah W 21-7
10 1 Penn State Big Ten 3-0 947 vs Kent State W 63-10
12 2 West Virginia Big 12 2-0 841 _
13 - Virginia Tech ACC 2-0 816 _
14 2 Mississippi State SEC 3-0 790 vs Louisiana-Lafayette W 56-10
15 9 Oklahoma State Big 12 3-0 587 vs Boise State W 44-21
16 2 UCF The American 2-0 556 _
17 2 TCU Big 12 2-1 502 vs Ohio State L 40-28
18 12 Wisconsin Big Ten 2-1 486 vs Brigham Young L 24-21
19 - Michigan Big Ten 2-1 448 vs Southern Methodist W 45-20
20 - Oregon Pac-12 3-0 399 vs San Jose State W 35-22
21 - Miami (FL) ACC 2-1 362 @ Toledo W 49-24
22 - Texas A&M SEC 2-1 193 vs Louisiana-Monroe W 48-10
23 - Boston College ACC 3-0 130 @ Wake Forest W 41-34
24 1 Michigan State Big Ten 1-1 86 _
25 - Brigham Young Division I FBS Ind 2-1 75 @ Wisconsin W 24-21

Others Receiving Votes:
Others receiving votes:Iowa 64, Boise St. 62, Duke 61, Colorado 49, California 40, Kentucky 38, South Florida 14, Texas 12, NC State 10, Arizona St. 9, Missouri 8, Utah 6, San Diego St. 5, North Texas 4, South Carolina 4, Washington St. 2, Syracuse 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