December 4, 2016 AP Football Poll
- Florida State makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 9/11/2016 poll (11 polls)
- Penn State makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 9/20/2009 poll (124 polls)
- Temple makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/6/2015 poll (15 polls)
- Michigan's Top 5 streak ends at 13
- Oklahoma's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- West Virginia's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Oklahoma State reaches 220 appearances
- South Florida ties Hawaii for #93
- Temple ties four others for #100
- Western Michigan ties three others for #114
- Wisconsin reaches 350 appearances
- The state of Pennsylvania has three teams ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since the final 1979 poll. This has happened 19 times overall. Twice the state has had four teams ranked: 10/22/1952 and 11/16/1936.
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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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