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December 4, 2011 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP BCS Last Week
1 < 1 LSU (60) SEC 13-0 1500 *1 1 W 42-10 N #12 Georgia (SEC CG)
2 < 2 Alabama SEC 11-1 1418 2 2 DNP
3 < 3 Oklahoma State Big 12 11-1 1400 3 3 W 44-10 H #13 Oklahoma
4 < 4 Stanford Pac-12 11-1 1283 4 4 DNP
5 < 9 USC Pac-12 10-2 1179 NR NR DNP
6 < 8 Oregon Pac-12 11-2 1170 5 5 W 49-31 H UCLA (Pac-12)
7 < 6 Arkansas SEC 10-2 1148 7 6 DNP
8 < 9 Boise State MWC 11-1 1107 6 7 W 45-0 H New Mexico
9 < 15 Wisconsin Big Ten 11-2 1038 8 10 W 42-39 N #11 Michigan State (Big Ten)
10 < 14 South Carolina SEC 10-2 946 9 9 DNP
11 < 16 Kansas State Big 12 10-2 829 10 8 W 30-23 H Iowa State
12 < 11 Michigan State Big Ten 10-3 733 13 17 L 42-39 N #15 Wisconsin (Big Ten)
13 < 17 Michigan Big Ten 10-2 707 12 13 DNP
14 < 21 Clemson ACC 10-3 663 14 15 W 38-10 N #5 Virginia Tech (ACC)
15 < 19 Baylor Big 12 9-3 656 16 12 W 48-24 H Texas
16 < 18 TCU MWC 10-2 632 15 18 W 56-9 H UNLV
17 < 5 Virginia Tech ACC 11-2 591 11 11 L 38-10 N #21 Clemson (ACC)
18 < 12 Georgia SEC 10-3 566 18 16 L 42-10 N #1 LSU (SEC)
19 < 13 Oklahoma Big 12 9-3 386 19 14 L 44-10 A #3 Oklahoma State
20 < 7 Houston C-USA 12-1 370 17 19 L 49-28 H #24 Southern Miss (C-USA)
21 < 20 Nebraska Big Ten 9-3 363 20 20 DNP
22 < 24 Southern Miss C-USA 11-2 336 21 21 W 49-28 A #7 Houston (C-USA)
23 < 22 West Virginia Big East 9-3 199 22 23 W 30-27 A South Florida
24 < 23 Penn State Big Ten 9-3 129 23 22 DNP
25 < 25 Florida State ACC 8-4 49 25 NR DNP
RV < NR Notre Dame Ind 8-4 23 RV NR DNP
RV < NR Cincinnati Big East 9-3 22 24 NR W 35-27 H Connecticut
RV < NR Arkansas State Sun Belt 10-2 18 RV NR W 45-14 H Troy
RV < NR BYU Ind 9-3 12 RV NR W 41-20 A Hawaii
RV < NR Georgia Tech ACC 8-4 7 RV NR DNP
RV < NR Northern Illinois MAC 10-3 7 RV NR W 23-20 N Ohio (MAC)
RV < NR Missouri Big 12 7-5 5 RV NR DNP
RV < NR Virginia ACC 8-4 5 RV NR DNP
RV < NR Tulsa C-USA 8-4 2 NR NR DNP
RV < NR Louisville Big East 7-5 1 NR NR DNP
NR < NR Auburn SEC 7-5 0 NR 25 DNP
NR < NR Louisiana Tech WAC 8-4 0 RV NR DNP
NR < NR Rutgers Big East 8-4 0 RV NR DNP
NR < NR Texas Big 12 7-5 0 RV 24 L 48-24 A #19 Baylor

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 5 7.6 5578
Big Ten 5 15.8 2970
Big 12 4 12.0 3271
Pac-12 3 5.0 3632
ACC 3 18.7 1303
MWC 2 12.0 1739
C-USA 2 21.0 706
Big East 1 23.0 199

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- USC makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 10/25/2009 poll (37 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Arkansas' Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Boise State's Top 25 streak reaches 60
- Kansas State's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- South Carolina's Top 25 streak reaches 30
- Stanford's Top 25 streak reaches 30

Total Appearances:
- Southern Miss ties Indiana for #55
- Wisconsin ties Georgia Tech for #24

Notes

  • * = Received first place votes (non-AP rankings); Hold the mouse cursor over these rankings to see the first place votes (where available) in a tooltip (for browsers that support tooltips)
  • Clicking on the team name will display the week-by-week ranking for that team.
  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.