Poll Released: Sep 23
Rank Trend Team Conference Overall Record Points Game scores Share
1 - Alabama SEC 4-0 1,523 vs Texas A&M W 45-23
2 - Georgia SEC 4-0 1,422 @ Missouri W 43-29
3 - Clemson ACC 4-0 1,409 @ Georgia Tech W 49-21
4 - Ohio State Big Ten 4-0 1,363 vs Tulane W 49-6
5 1 LSU SEC 4-0 1,238 vs Louisiana Tech W 38-21
6 1 Oklahoma Big 12 4-0 1,201 vs Army W 28-21
7 - Stanford Pac-12 4-0 1,143 @ Oregon W 38-31
8 - Notre Dame Division I FBS Ind 4-0 1,067 @ Wake Forest W 56-27
9 1 Penn State Big Ten 4-0 1,001 @ Illinois W 63-24
10 1 Auburn SEC 3-1 987 vs Arkansas W 34-3
11 1 Washington Pac-12 3-1 946 vs Arizona State W 27-20
12 - West Virginia Big 12 3-0 923 vs Kansas State W 35-6
13 3 UCF The American 3-0 727 vs Florida Atlantic W 56-36
14 5 Michigan Big Ten 3-1 698 vs Nebraska W 56-10
15 3 Wisconsin Big Ten 3-1 662 @ Iowa W 28-17
16 5 Miami (FL) ACC 3-1 571 vs FIU W 31-17
17 - Kentucky SEC 4-0 541 vs Mississippi State W 28-7
18 - Texas Big 12 3-1 308 vs TCU W 31-16
19 1 Oregon Pac-12 3-1 297 vs Stanford L 38-31
20 5 Brigham Young Division I FBS Ind 3-1 270 vs McNeese State W 30-3
21 3 Michigan State Big Ten 2-1 256 @ Indiana W 35-21
22 - Duke ACC 4-0 244 vs North Carolina Central W 55-13
23 9 Mississippi State SEC 3-1 241 @ Kentucky L 28-7
24 - California Pac-12 3-0 118 _
25 - Texas Tech Big 12 3-1 106 @ Oklahoma State W 41-17

Others Receiving Votes:
Others receiving votes:Colorado 83, Boise St. 58, Virginia Tech 55, South Florida 50, Oklahoma St. 44, Texas A&M 41, Iowa 31, South Carolina 31, Florida 29, NC State 28, Syracuse 25, TCU 24, North Texas 10, Cincinnati 10, Utah 9, Mississippi 7, Missouri 7, Buffalo 6, Maryland 6, San Diego St. 5, Arizona St. 4.

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