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2016 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L PTS CP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (33) SEC 0-0 1469 *1 DNP
2 < 2 Clemson (16) ACC 0-0 1443 *2 DNP
3 < 5 Oklahoma (4) Big 12 0-0 1352 3 DNP
4 < 14 Florida State (5) ACC 0-0 1325 *4 DNP
5 < 16 LSU (1) SEC 0-0 1269 6 DNP
6 < 4 Ohio State (1) Big Ten 0-0 1224 5 DNP
7 < 12 Michigan (1) Big Ten 0-0 1147 8 DNP
8 < 3 Stanford Pac-12 0-0 1029 7 DNP
9 < 22 Tennessee SEC 0-0 1021 *10 DNP
10 < 11 Notre Dame Ind 0-0 1006 9 DNP
11 < 10 Mississippi SEC 0-0 718 12 DNP
12 < 6 Michigan State Big Ten 0-0 710 11 DNP
13 < 7 TCU Big 12 0-0 707 14 DNP
14 < NR Washington Pac-12 0-0 651 18 DNP
15 < 8 Houston AAC 0-0 644 13 DNP
16 < NR UCLA Pac-12 0-0 496 24 DNP
17 < 9 Iowa Big Ten 0-0 484 15 DNP
18 < NR Georgia SEC 0-0 448 16 DNP
19 < NR Louisville ACC 0-0 447 23 DNP
20 < NR USC Pac-12 0-0 344 17 DNP
21 < 20 Oklahoma State Big 12 0-0 316 19 DNP
22 < 15 North Carolina ACC 0-0 283 20 DNP
23 < 13 Baylor Big 12 0-0 280 21 DNP
24 < 19 Oregon Pac-12 0-0 218 22 DNP
25 < 25 Florida SEC 0-0 180 25 DNP
RV < NR Miami (FL) ACC 0-0 159 RV DNP
RV < NR Texas A&M SEC 0-0 81 RV DNP
RV < 17 Utah Pac-12 0-0 74 RV DNP
RV < NR Washington State Pac-12 0-0 68 RV DNP
RV < NR Boise State MWC 0-0 49 RV DNP
RV < NR San Diego State MWC 0-0 46 RV DNP
RV < 21 Wisconsin Big Ten 0-0 42 RV DNP
RV < NR Auburn SEC 0-0 22 RV DNP
RV < NR Pittsburgh ACC 0-0 15 RV DNP
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 0-0 14 RV DNP
RV < NR Texas Big 12 0-0 12 RV DNP
RV < NR Nebraska Big Ten 0-0 11 RV DNP
RV < 18 Navy AAC 0-0 8 RV DNP
RV < 23 Northwestern Big Ten 0-0 5 RV DNP
RV < 24 Western Kentucky C-USA 0-0 4 RV DNP
RV < NR South Florida AAC 0-0 2 RV DNP
RV < NR Toledo MAC 0-0 2 RV DNP
NR < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Arizona Pac-12 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR BYU Ind 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Duke ACC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Indiana Big Ten 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Marshall C-USA 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Memphis AAC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Mississippi State SEC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Northern Illinois MAC 0-0 0 RV DNP
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg RK Total Pts
Southeastern 6 11.5 5105
Pacific-12 5 16.4 2738
Big Ten 4 10.5 3565
Atlantic Coast 4 11.8 3498
Big 12 4 15.0 2655
Independent 1 10.0 1006
American Athletic 1 15.0 644

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Florida State makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the final 2014 poll (16 polls)
- Georgia makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/4/2015 poll (10 polls)
- Louisville makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2014 poll (16 polls)
- Michigan makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 2012 preseason poll (65 polls)
- Tennessee makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 10/29/2006 poll (153 polls)
- Washington makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2014 preseason poll (32 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Baylor's Top 25 streak reaches 50
- Florida State's Top 25 streak reaches 70

Season Streaks:
- Alabama's season streak reaches 10
- Florida State's season streak reaches 40
- Georgia's season streak reaches 20
- UCLA's season streak reaches 5
- USC's season streak reaches 15
- Wisconsin's preseason poll streak ends at 6

Total Appearances:
- Baylor reaches 190 appearances
- Florida State reaches 540 appearances
- Louisville reaches 120 appearances
- North Carolina reaches 240 appearances
- Stanford ties Virginia Tech for #31

AP Top 25 Preseason Poll Notes

Miscellaneous:
- Clemson's 16 first-place votes is the most by the #2 team in the preseason poll since Alabama's 17 in 2012
- This will be the first time since 1998 that the preseason #1 team opens against a ranked opponent (Alabama vs #20 USC)
- Alabama has the lowest percent of first-place votes (54.1%) since Ohio State in 2006 (53.9%)
- This is the fourth consecutive season that the preseason #1 team was the #1 team from the previous season's final poll, and that has happened in 26 of the 67 preseason polls (39%)
- The AP preseason #1 has finished #1 15.2% of the time (10 out of 66 seasons), last in 2004 (USC)
- AP preseason poll position the eventual champion came from:

#1: 10
#2-5: 23
#6-10: 16
#11-25: 11
NR: 6
- Here's the final rank breakdown of the AP preseason #1:
#1: 10
#2-5: 30
#6-10: 12
#11-25: 8
NR: 6

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)
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  • Regular season polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-67 had 10 teams (except for the 1961 final poll which had 20), 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.


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