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2015 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L PTS CP Last Week
1 < 1 Ohio State (61) Big Ten 0-0 1525 *1 DNP
2 < 3 TCU Big 12 0-0 1428 *2 DNP
3 < 4 Alabama SEC 0-0 1322 *3 DNP
4 < 7 Baylor Big 12 0-0 1263 4 DNP
5 < 5 Michigan State Big Ten 0-0 1256 6 DNP
6 < 22 Auburn SEC 0-0 1192 7 DNP
7 < 2 Oregon Pac-12 0-0 1156 5 DNP
8 < 20 USC Pac-12 0-0 1085 10 DNP
9 < 9 Georgia SEC 0-0 991 9 DNP
10 < 5 Florida State ACC 0-0 959 8 DNP
11 < NR Notre Dame Ind 0-0 873 11 DNP
12 < 15 Clemson ACC 0-0 862 12 DNP
13 < 10 UCLA Pac-12 0-0 698 14 DNP
14 < NR LSU SEC 0-0 675 13 DNP
15 < 12 Arizona State Pac-12 0-0 605 16 DNP
16 < 8 Georgia Tech ACC 0-0 588 17 DNP
17 < 17 Mississippi SEC 0-0 563 15 DNP
18 < NR Arkansas SEC 0-0 410 20 DNP
19 < NR Oklahoma Big 12 0-0 394 19 DNP
20 < 13 Wisconsin Big Ten 0-0 393 18 DNP
21 < NR Stanford Pac-12 0-0 347 21 DNP
22 < 19 Arizona Pac-12 0-0 311 22 DNP
23 < 16 Boise State MWC 0-0 240 24 DNP
24 < 14 Missouri SEC 0-0 219 23 DNP
25 < NR Tennessee SEC 0-0 114 25 DNP
RV < 11 Mississippi State SEC 0-0 100 RV DNP
RV < NR Texas A&M SEC 0-0 61 RV DNP
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 0-0 46 RV DNP
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 0-0 42 RV DNP
RV < 21 Utah Pac-12 0-0 36 RV DNP
RV < NR Penn State Big Ten 0-0 20 RV DNP
RV < 24 Louisville ACC 0-0 12 RV DNP
RV < NR Cincinnati AAC 0-0 8 RV DNP
RV < NR Nebraska Big Ten 0-0 6 RV DNP
RV < 18 Kansas State Big 12 0-0 5 RV DNP
RV < NR Florida SEC 0-0 4 RV DNP
RV < NR NC State ACC 0-0 4 RV DNP
RV < NR Texas Big 12 0-0 3 RV DNP
RV < NR BYU Ind 0-0 2 RV DNP
RV < NR Michigan Big Ten 0-0 2 RV DNP
RV < NR Northern Illinois MAC 0-0 2 NR DNP
RV < NR California Pac-12 0-0 1 NR DNP
RV < NR West Virginia Big 12 0-0 1 RV DNP
RV < NR Western Kentucky C-USA 0-0 1 NR DNP
NR < NR Air Force MWC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Duke ACC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Georgia Southern Sun Belt 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Illinois Big Ten 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Kentucky SEC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Louisiana Tech C-USA 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < 23 Marshall (WV) C-USA 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Maryland ACC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < 25 Memphis AAC 0-0 0 NR DNP
NR < NR Miami (FL) ACC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Minnesota Big Ten 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR North Carolina ACC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR South Carolina SEC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR UCF AAC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Utah State MWC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Washington Pac-12 0-0 0 RV DNP

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Arkansas makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/4/2012 poll (48 polls)
- Tennessee makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/9/2012 poll (47 polls)
- USC makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 9/7/2014 poll (14 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Alabama's Top 5 streak reaches 10
- Kansas State's Top 25 streak ends at 17
- Mississipppi State's Top 25 streak ends at 13
- TCU's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- UCLA's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Season Streaks:
- Clemson's season streak reaches 5
- LSU's preseason poll streak reaches 15
- Nebraska's preseason poll streak ends at 6
- Notre Dame's season streak reaches 5

Total Appearances:
- Arkansas reaches 410 appearances
- Arizona State reaches 280 appearances
- Baylor ties Houston and Mississippi State for #46
- Michigan State reaches 360 appearances
- Missouri reaches 250 appearances
- Stanford reaches 260 appearances

Miscellaneous:
- Ohio State is the first team in the history of the preseason AP poll (1950-present) to be a unanimous #1
- Conferences with Multiple Teams in Preseason AP Top 5
- Total appearances in the preseason AP poll 1950-2015
- Longest active appearance streaks in the preseason AP poll
- The AP preseason #1 has finished #1 15.4% of the time (10 out of 65 seasons), last in 2004 (USC)
- AP preseason poll position the eventual champion came from:

#1: 10
#2-5: 22
#6-10: 16
#11-25: 11
NR: 6
Avg: 6.5
- Here's the final rank breakdown of the AP preseason #1:
#1: 10
#2-5: 29
#6-10: 12
#11-25: 8
NR: 6
Avg: 5.4

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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