December 8: Here are the milestones for the latest AP football poll:
- Michigan State makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 10/24/2010 poll (54 polls)
- LSU's Top 25 streak reaches 80
- Missouri's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Northern Illinois' Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Ohio State's Top 5 streak ends at 19
- Missouri ties Purdue for #34
- Oklahoma State ties two others for #40
- UCF ties two others for #110
December 3: The latest AP MBB poll has been posted and the Total Appearances are now current.
December 3: The latest AP WBB poll has been posted and the Total Appearances are now current.
November 24: Random stat... Michigan has broken the all-time consecutive games scoring streak.
November 19: New research about AP #1s in football has been added.
November 16: A missing poll has been discovered and submitted by Kevin B. The November 18, 2003 poll (2004 season) has been verified and added to the database. Total Appearances for those teams appearing in the poll have been updated, which includes Stanford now with 200.
Any existing links to polls on or after 11/18/2003 will open the wrong poll.
November 12: Kentucky vs Michigan State was the 40th meeting of #1 and #2 (ESPN reported it as the 39th, but has not replied to my tweet). Each has won 20 games and averaged 74 points. The #1 team has lost seven of the last nine games.
Note: Since ESPN was also reporting prior/during the game that #1 had lost six of the last seven games, and I had six of eight, the one game in question may be the 1999 game between Duke and Michigan State. This game was also missing from the NCAA Records Book (my original source) and was brought to my attention by Kevin B.
November 1: "So you're telling me there's a chance." Since 1936, eight eventual AP National Champions (10%) were ranked outside the Top 10 at some point in November... Lowest Rank by Month for AP National Champions
September 24: Michigan's drop in two straight AP polls after winning games was the 10th such instance that I could find since 2008 and the third just this season. It was also the largest net drop of those instances.
|Team||Season||# Weeks (Poll Weeks)||Rankings* (Net)
|USC||2010||3 (1-3)||14 - 16 - 18 - 20 (-6)|
|Michigan||2013||2 (3-4)||11 - 15 - 18 (-7)|
|Florida||2010||2 (1-2)||4 - 8 - 10 (-6)|
|Nebraska||2013||2 (1-2)||18 - 22 - 23 (-5)|
|Ohio State||2008||2 (1-2)||2 - 3 - 5 (-3)|
|Ohio State||2013||2 (1-2)||2 - 3 - 4 (-2)|
|Clemson||2012||2 (11-12)||10 - 11 - 12 (-2)|
|LSU||2012||2 (4-5)||2 - 3 - 4 (-2)|
|Oklahoma||2011||2 (4-5)||1 - 2 - 3 (-2)|
|Texas||2010||2 (2-3)||5 - 6 - 7 (-2)|
* The first ranking does not count in the number of weeks. It is only used to calculate the net loss.
Note: The Wall Street Journal has published a story related to this.
September 17: Alabama's win over Texas A&M was the sixth straight for the AP #1 team on the road against a Top 10 opponent. The last loss was Texas at Texas Tech in 2008.
September 15: Based on an error with Miami (FL) on Chris Fowler's ballot, an updated AP poll was published. There were no actual changes to the rankings, just to the total points:
- South Carolina 821 before, 820 after
- Michigan 672 > 671
- Miami (FL) 641 > 653
- Washington 496 > 495
- Northwestern 487 > 486
- Florida 412 > 411
- Baylor 355 > 354
- Mississippi 300 > 299
- Notre Dame 277 > 276
- Arizona State 229 > 228
- Wisconsin 87 > 86
September 15: Three Florida teams have been ranked in the AP Poll 287 times out of 1057 polls through September 15. Here are the top three streaks with the Gators, Seminoles, and Canes all being ranked in the AP poll:
August 15: Two days ahead of its release, here are some pre-preseason AP football poll notes:
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).