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September 6, 2016 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (54) SEC 1-0 1518 *1 W 52-6 N #20 USC
2 < 2 Clemson (2) ACC 1-0 1416 2 W 19-13 A Auburn
3 < 4 Florida State (4) ACC 1-0 1413 3 W 45-34 N #11 Mississippi
4 < 6 Ohio State Big Ten 1-0 1324 4 W 77-10 H Bowling Green
5 < 7 Michigan (1) Big Ten 1-0 1261 6 W 63-3 H Hawaii
6 < 15 Houston AAC 1-0 1243 7 W 33-23 N #3 Oklahoma
7 < 8 Stanford Pac-12 1-0 1140 5 W 26-13 H Kansas State
8 < 14 Washington Pac-12 1-0 884 11 W 48-13 H Rutgers
9 < 18 Georgia SEC 1-0 877 9 W 33-24 N #22 North Carolina
10 < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 1-0 759 16 W 16-14 N #5 LSU
11 < NR Texas Big 12 1-0 743 20 W 50-47 (2OT) H #10 Notre Dame
12 < 12 Michigan State Big Ten 1-0 722 8 W 28-13 H Furman
13 < 19 Louisville ACC 1-0 686 15 W 70-14 H Charlotte
14 < 3 Oklahoma Big 12 0-1 664 13 L 33-23 N #15 Houston
15 < 13 TCU Big 12 1-0 635 12 W 59-41 H South Dakota State
16 < 17 Iowa Big Ten 1-0 588 10 W 45-21 H Miami (OH)
17 < 9 Tennessee SEC 1-0 573 14 W 20-13 (1OT) H Appalachian State
18 < 10 Notre Dame Ind 0-1 528 21 L 50-47 (2OT) A Texas
19 < 11 Mississippi SEC 0-1 493 18 L 45-34 N #4 Florida State
20 < NR Texas A&M SEC 1-0 477 24 W 31-24 (1OT) H #16 UCLA
21 < 5 LSU SEC 0-1 423 22 L 16-14 N Wisconsin
22 < 21 Oklahoma State Big 12 1-0 409 17 W 61-7 H Southeastern Louisiana
23 < 23 Baylor Big 12 1-0 296 19 W 55-7 H Northwestern State
24 < 24 Oregon Pac-12 1-0 242 23 W 53-28 H UC Davis
25 < NR Miami (FL) ACC 1-0 137 RV W 70-3 H Florida A&M
RV < 25 Florida SEC 1-0 117 25 W 24-7 H Massachusetts
RV < 16 UCLA Pac-12 0-1 62 RV L 31-24 (1OT) A Texas A&M
RV < NR Boise State MWC 1-0 50 RV W 45-10 A Louisiana-Lafayette
RV < NR Utah Pac-12 1-0 43 RV W 24-0 H Southern Utah
RV < NR San Diego State MWC 1-0 37 RV W 31-0 H New Hampshire
RV < 22 North Carolina ACC 0-1 23 RV L 33-24 N #18 Georgia
RV < NR Auburn SEC 0-1 13 RV L 19-13 H #2 Clemson
RV < NR Nebraska Big Ten 1-0 13 RV W 43-10 H Fresno State
RV < NR Pittsburgh ACC 1-0 7 RV W 28-7 H Villanova
RV < NR BYU Ind 1-0 5 RV W 18-16 N Arizona
RV < NR Navy AAC 1-0 2 RV W 52-16 H Fordham
RV < NR Colorado Pac-12 1-0 1 RV W 44-7 N Colorado State
RV < NR West Virginia Big 12 1-0 1 RV W 26-11 H Missouri
NR < NR Appalachian State Sun Belt 0-1 0 RV L 20-13 (1OT) A #9 Tennessee
NR < NR Arkansas SEC 1-0 0 RV W 21-20 H Louisiana Tech
NR < NR Duke ACC 1-0 0 RV W 49-6 H North Carolina Central
NR < NR NC State ACC 1-0 0 RV W 48-14 H William & Mary
NR < NR South Alabama Sun Belt 1-0 0 RV W 21-20 A Mississippi State
NR < NR South Florida AAC 1-0 0 RV W 56-20 H Towson
NR < NR Southern Miss C-USA 1-0 0 RV W 44-35 A Kentucky
NR < NR Toledo MAC 1-0 0 RV W 31-10 A Arkansas State
NR < 20 USC Pac-12 0-1 0 RV L 52-6 N #1 Alabama
NR < NR Western Kentucky C-USA 1-0 0 RV W 46-14 H Rice
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 14.5 4361
Big Ten 5 9.4 4654
Big 12 5 17.0 2747
ACC 4 10.8 3652
Pac-12 3 13.0 2266
AAC 1 6.0 1243
Ind 1 18.0 528

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Michigan makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 2007 preseason poll (147 polls)
- Georgia makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 9/27/2015 poll (12 polls)
- Miami (FL) makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/10/2013 poll (39 polls)
- Texas makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/1/2013 poll (36 polls)
- Washington makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 2002 preseason poll (230 polls)
- Wisconsin makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the final 2011 poll (67 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Clemson's Top 5 streak reaches 10
- Florida's Top 25 streak ends at 13
- TCU's Top 25 streak reaches 30

Season Streaks:
- Wisconsin's season streak reaches 20

Total Appearances:
- Houston ties South Carolina for #45
- Iowa reaches 310 appearances
- Tennessee reaches 570 appearances

Miscellaneous:
- The last time Texas and Texas A&M were both ranked was in the 12/1/2013 poll.
- Texas has 5 teams ranked for the first time since the 9/20/1954 poll. That is also the last time there has been 5 from one state. The most teams from one state is 6 (also Texas) in the 9/23/1957 poll.
- The last time Michigan and Ohio State were both ranked in the Top 5 was in the 12/3/2006 poll.
- The last time Washington was ranked #8 or higher was in the 11/4/2001 poll (#8).
- The last time Houston was ranked #6 or higher was in the 11/6/1990 poll (#3).
- Wisconsin and Texas make big jumps into the poll.

Notes

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  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.

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