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2015 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L PTS CP Last Week
1 < 2 Alabama (61) SEC 14-1 1525 *1 W 45-40 N #1 Clemson (CFP Final)
2 < 1 Clemson ACC 14-1 1464 2 L 45-40 N #2 Alabama (CFP Final)
3 < 5 Stanford Pac-12 12-2 1360 3 W 45-16 N #6 Iowa (Rose)
4 < 7 Ohio State Big Ten 12-1 1342 4 W 44-28 N #8 Notre Dame (Fiesta)
5 < 4 Oklahoma Big 12 11-2 1270 5 L 37-17 N #1 Clemson (CFP Semi/Orange)
6 < 3 Michigan State Big Ten 12-2 1227 6 L 38-0 N #2 Alabama (CFP Semi/Cotton)
7 < 11 TCU Big 12 11-2 1098 7 W 47-41 (3OT) N #15 Oregon (Alamo)
8 < 14 Houston AAC 13-1 1050 8 W 38-24 N #9 Florida State (Peach)
9 < 6 Iowa Big Ten 12-2 981 10 L 45-16 N #5 Stanford (Rose)
10 < 16 Mississippi SEC 10-3 975 9 W 48-20 N #13 Oklahoma State (Sugar)
11 < 8 Notre Dame Ind 10-3 953 12 L 44-28 N #7 Ohio State (Fiesta)
12 < 17 Michigan Big Ten 10-3 911 11 W 41-7 N #19 Florida (Citrus)
13 < 18 Baylor Big 12 10-3 820 13 W 49-38 N #10 North Carolina (Russell Athletic)
14 < 9 Florida State ACC 10-3 630 14 L 38-24 N #14 Houston (Peach)
15 < 10 North Carolina ACC 11-3 563 15 L 49-38 N #18 Baylor (Russell Athletic)
16 < 22 LSU SEC 9-3 546 17 W 56-27 N Texas Tech (Texas)
17 < 20 Utah Pac-12 10-3 499 16 W 35-28 N BYU (Las Vegas)
18 < 21 Navy AAC 11-2 465 18 W 44-28 N Pittsburgh (Military)
19 < 15 Oregon Pac-12 9-4 391 20 L 47-41 (3OT) N #11 TCU (Alamo)
20 < 13 Oklahoma State Big 12 10-3 372 19 L 48-20 N #16 Mississippi (Sugar)
21 < 23 Wisconsin Big Ten 10-3 332 21 W 23-21 N USC (Holiday)
22 < NR Tennessee SEC 9-4 260 23 W 45-6 N #12 Northwestern (Outback)
23 < 12 Northwestern Big Ten 10-3 203 22 L 45-6 N Tennessee (Outback)
24 < 25 Western Kentucky C-USA 12-2 128 RV W 45-35 N South Florida (Miami Beach)
25 < 19 Florida SEC 10-4 126 25 L 41-7 N #17 Michigan (Citrus)
RV < NR Georgia SEC 10-3 109 24 W 24-17 N Penn State (Taxslayer)
RV < NR Washington State Pac-12 9-4 51 RV W 20-14 N Miami (FL) (Sun)
RV < NR Mississippi State SEC 9-4 47 RV W 51-28 N NC State (Belk)
RV < NR San Diego State MWC 11-3 44 RV W 42-7 N Cincinnati (Hawaii)
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 8-5 28 RV W 45-23 N Kansas State (Liberty)
RV < NR Toledo MAC 10-2 28 RV W 32-17 N #24 Temple (Boca Raton)
RV < NR USC Pac-12 8-6 10 RV L 23-21 N #23 Wisconsin (Holiday)
RV < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 11-2 7 RV W 31-29 N Ohio (Camellia)
RV < NR Boise State MWC 9-4 4 RV W 55-7 N Northern Illinois (Poinsettia)
RV < NR Duke ACC 8-5 3 RV W 44-41 (1OT) N Indiana (Pinstripe)
RV < 24 Temple AAC 10-4 2 RV L 32-17 N Toledo (Boca Raton)
RV < NR BYU Ind 9-4 1 NR L 35-28 N #20 Utah (Las Vegas)
NR < NR Georgia Southern Sun Belt 9-4 0 RV W 58-27 N Bowling Green (GoDaddy)
NR < NR Louisville ACC 8-5 0 RV W 27-21 N Texas A&M (Music City)
NR < NR Marshall C-USA 10-3 0 RV W 16-10 N Connecticut (St. Petersburg)
NR < NR Memphis AAC 9-4 0 RV L 31-10 N Auburn (Birmingham)
NR < NR West Virginia Big 12 8-5 0 RV W 43-42 N Arizona State (Cactus)
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg RK Total Pts
Big Ten 6 12.5 4996
Southeastern 5 14.8 3432
Big 12 4 11.3 3560
Atlantic Coast 3 10.3 2657
Pacific-12 3 13.0 2250
American Athletic 2 13.0 1515
Independent 1 11.0 953
Conference USA 1 24.0 128

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Alabama makes first appearance at #1 since the 12/7/2014 poll (16 polls)
- Houston makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 11/27/2011 (67 polls)
- Tennessee makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/8/2015 (13 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Alabama has longest active Top 25 streak at 131
- Clemson's Top 25 streak reaches 20
- Clemson has longest active Top 5 streak at 8
- Houston's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Ohio State has longest active Top 10 streak at 22

Season Streaks:
- Clemson's season streak reaches 5
- Clemson's final poll streak reaches 5
- Nebraska's season streak ends at 6
- Notre Dame's season streak reaches 5
- Ohio State has longest active season streak with 48
- Oregon has longest active final poll streak with 9
- South Carolina's season streak ends at 8
- Virginia Tech's season streak ends at 22

Preseason vs Final Polls:
- Average number of teams that were ranked in the final poll that were not ranked in the preseason poll is 8 (7.98)
- Preseason turnover of 10 teams was highest since 12 in 2010
- Since 1992, there have been only two seasons where the turnover was less than the average: 2011 (7) and 1996 (5)

Total Appearances:
- Each of the Top 5 in total appearances finished ranked
- Alabama has the most Top 10 appearances in the final AP polls with 40
- Michigan has the most appearances in the final AP polls with 58
- Northwestern ties Duke for #49
- Ohio State has most Top 25, Top 10, and #1 appearances with 854, 577, and 105 respectively
- Oklahoma has the most Top 5 appearances in the final AP polls with 30
- Oklahoma has most Top 5 appearances with 393
- TCU reaches 220 appearances
- Western Kentucky ties several others for #142

Alabama:
- has won four of the last seven AP national championships. This matches Notre Dame's record from 1943 to 1949. Reference
- has won four straight games vs the AP #1 team. Miami (FL) holds the record with eight straight from 1981 to 1991.
- ties for second-most points allowed by an AP national champion with 43 (43-37 loss to Mississippi). Reference
- ties LSU for number of 40-point games allowed by an AP national champion with two.
- ties for second-lowest November-December rank (#7) since 1989 for an AP national champion. Reference
- becomes fifth team to win three AP national championships in one decade and first team to do it twice (also in the 1960s). Notre Dame had four in the 1940s, Miami (FL) had three in the 1980s, and Oklahoma had three in the 1950s.
- ties Notre Dame for number of #1 vs #2 games played with 10. They are 6-2 as the #2 team in those matchups which is twice as many wins as any other #2 team.

Miscellaneous:
- The College Football Playoff title game was the 50th matchup of AP #1 vs #2. Reference
- The AP #1 team has lost three of the last four game against the #2 team.
- The AP #1 team is now 297-2 when scoring 40 or more points. Reference

Notes

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  • Clicking on the points will display the voter detail for that team (this is a beta test depending on the accuracy and accessibility of the data from the AP's website).
  • 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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