Preseason AP Top 25 College Football Poll

AP Top 25 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 62 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country votes on the poll weekly.
WEEK 1 Released August 19
RANK TEAM PV RANK CONFERENCE POINTS
1

Clemson (15-0) 1 ACC 1,540
2

Alabama (14-1) 2 SEC 1,496
3

Georgia (11-3) 7 SEC 1,403
4

Oklahoma (12-2) 4 Big 12 1,331
5

Ohio State (13-1) 3 Big Ten 1,261
6

LSU (10-3) 6 SEC 1,199
7

Michigan (10-3) 14 Big Ten 1,164
8

Florida (10-3) 7 SEC 1,054
9

Notre Dame (12-1) 5 IA Independents 1,044
10

Texas (10-4) 9 Big 12 1,005
11

Oregon (9-4) Pac-12 860
12

Texas A&M (9-4) 16 SEC 852
13

Washington (10-4) 13 Pac-12 786
14

Utah (9-5) Pac-12 772
15

Penn State (9-4) 17 Big Ten 651
16

Auburn (8-5) SEC 578
17

UCF (12-1) 11 American Athletic 410
18

Michigan State (7-6) Big Ten 377
19

Wisconsin (8-5) Big Ten 370
20

Iowa (9-4) 25 Big Ten 330
21

Iowa State (8-5) Big 12 302
22

Syracuse (10-3) 15 ACC 209
23

Washington State (11-2) 10 Pac-12 200
24

Nebraska (4-8) Big Ten 154
25

Stanford (9-4) Pac-12 141
Others receiving votes:

Missouri 117, Army 94, Mississippi State 87, Miami (FL) 70, Northwestern 63, TCU 57, Virginia 44, Boise State 38, Cincinnati 16, South Carolina 15, Virginia Tech 12, Fresno State 8, Utah State 8, Minnesota 7, Memphis 6, Appalachian State 5, West Virginia 3, Oklahoma State 3, Arizona State 3, Arizona 1, USC 1