April 6: Ways to make college football’s Final Four perfect – No. 1, expand it to eight teams (Ed. note: And have first round games hosted on the campus of higher-ranked/seeded teams).
March 19: The latest AP MBB poll has been posted and the Total Appearances are now current.
March 19: The latest AP WBB poll has been posted and the Total Appearances are now current.
February 27: The Most Appearances at #2 Without Reaching #1 page for men's basketball has been updated. An edited version also appears in the Wall Street Journal.
February 17: Changed the season filter and added a percent column to the football, men's basketball, and women's basketball total appearances pages. Let me know if you have any problems or suggestions.
January 28: College Basketball's Rip Van Winkles (Wall Street Journal)
January 8: Here are the milestones for the latest AP football poll:
- Texas A&M makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 9/26/1999 poll (224 polls)
- Vanderbilt makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/12/2008 poll (72 polls)
- Kansas State's Top 10 streak ends at 11
- LSU's Top 10 streak ends at 32
- Ohio State's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Oregon's Top 25 streak reaches 60
- Texas A&M's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Alabama's final poll streak reaches 5
- Auburn's streak ends at 12
- Boise State's final poll streak reaches 5
- Georgia Tech's streak ends at 7
- Missouri's streak ends at 6
- Penn State's streak ends at 7
- Virginia Tech's final poll streak ends at 8
- Kansas State ties Maryland for #40
- Northern Illinois ties two others for #105
- San Jose State ties several others for #125
- Texas A&M ties Washington for #19
- Utah State ties three others for #117
- Vanderbilt ties Yale for #88
January 7: Alabama is the 1st team to win back-to-back AP National Championships three separate times.
January 7: Here are the worst losses by the AP #1 football team.
December 5: I have started the process of backfilling the basketball conference affiliations as of the date of the poll starting with the women.
November 18: Just published the AP #1 Game Results repurposed from the list of AP #1 losses. Oregon's loss yesterday is the 5th time that the AP #1 has lost consecutive games. The last time was in 2007.
November 10: Alabama's loss today is the 33rd loss at home by an AP #1. The last AP #1 to lose at home was LSU in 2007 (50-48 3OT vs Arkansas).
October 22: A correction has been made to Alabama's weekly streaks at #1. There were two streaks of seven polls under Bear Bryant, one in 1979 and one in 1980. However, they had another streak of seven polls (now corrected to be eight) from 2009 to 2010.
UPDATE: I have re-validated the #1 and Top 5 streaks for all teams and will do the same for Top 10, and Top 25 streaks as soon as possible. Only one other problem (Air Force, Top 5) has been found.
October 18: On a slightly different subject, here are the longest FBS scoring streaks.
October 11: RIP to the "Cardinal of college football", Beano Cook.
October 7: In today's AP poll, Alabama was a unanimous #1 for the third time. See all AP polls with a unanimous #1 on this new page.
September 30: A Flashback page has been added that has links to AP polls that occurred on the same date in the past.
September 8: Some minor improvements have been made to the Last Appearances page. Note: If the Ohio Bobcats keep winning, they could make their first appearance in the Top 25 since 1968.
September 4: Here is a list of teams ranked #1 in the AP poll who won their game but dropped to #2 in the next poll.
March 7: Amen... Whether it's football or basketball, college coaches polls need to go.