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2021 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 3 Georgia (61) SEC 14-1 1525 *1 W 33-18 N #1 Alabama (CFP Final)
2 < 1 Alabama SEC 13-2 1464 2 L 33-18 N #3 Georgia (CFP Final)
3 < 2 Michigan Big Ten 12-2 1361 3 L 34-11 N #3 Georgia (Orange/CFP Semifinal)
4 < 4 Cincinnati AAC 13-1 1349 4 L 27-6 N #1 Alabama (Cotton/CFP Semifinal)
5 < 6 Baylor Big 12 12-2 1259 6 W 21-7 N #8 Mississippi (Sugar)
6 < 7 Ohio State Big Ten 11-2 1247 5 W 48-45 N #10 Utah (Rose)
7 < 9 Oklahoma State Big 12 12-2 1177 7 W 37-35 N #5 Notre Dame (Fiesta)
8 < 5 Notre Dame Ind 11-2 1039 9 L 37-35 N #9 Oklahoma State (Fiesta)
9 < 11 Michigan State Big Ten 11-2 1026 8 W 31-21 N #13 Pittsburgh (Peach)
10 < 14 Oklahoma Big 12 11-2 966 10 W 47-32 N #15 Oregon (Alamo)
11 < 8 Mississippi SEC 10-3 926 11 L 21-7 N #6 Baylor (Sugar)
12 < 10 Utah Pac-12 10-4 851 12 L 48-45 N #7 Ohio State (Rose)
13 < 13 Pittsburgh ACC 11-3 741 13 L 31-21 N #11 Michigan State (Peach)
14 < 19 Clemson ACC 10-3 538 16 W 20-13 N Iowa State (Cheez-It)
15 < 20 Wake Forest ACC 11-3 533 14 W 38-10 N Rutgers (Gator)
16 < 16 Louisiana Sun Belt 13-1 517 18 W 36-21 N Marshall (New Orleans)
17 < 21 Houston AAC 12-2 513 17 W 17-13 N Auburn (Birmingham)
18 < 25 Kentucky SEC 10-3 446 15 W 20-17 N #17 Iowa (Citrus)
19 < 12 BYU Ind 10-3 435 22 L 31-28 N UAB (Independence)
20 < 18 NC State ACC 9-3 382 19 DNP
21 < 22 Arkansas SEC 9-4 371 20 W 24-10 N Penn State (Outback)
22 < 15 Oregon Pac-12 10-4 364 21 L 47-32 N #14 Oklahoma (Alamo)
23 < 17 Iowa Big Ten 10-4 171 23 L 20-17 N #25 Kentucky (Citrus)
24 < NR Utah State MWC 11-3 163 24 W 24-13 N Oregon State (Jimmy Kimmel LA)
25 < NR San Diego State MWC 12-2 137 RV W 38-24 N #24 UTSA (Frisco)
RV < 23 Texas A&M SEC 115 25 DNP
RV < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 97 RV W 20-13 N Arizona State (Las Vegas)
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 47 RV W 18-6 N West Virginia (Guaranteed Rate)
RV < NR Purdue Big Ten 44 RV W 48-45 (1OT) N Tennessee (Music City)
RV < 24 UTSA C-USA 9 RV L 38-24 N San Diego State (Frisco)
RV < NR Army Ind 6 RV W 24-22 N Missouri (Armed Forces)
RV < NR Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 2 RV W 47-41 N Northern Illinois (Tailgreeter Cure)
RV < NR Fresno State MWC 2 RV W 31-24 N UTEP (New Mexico)
RV < NR Air Force MWC 1 RV W 31-28 N Louisville (First Responder)
RV < NR UAB C-USA 1 NR W 31-28 N #12 BYU (Independence)
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 5 10.6 4732
Big Ten 4 10.3 3805
ACC 4 15.5 2194
Big 12 3 7.3 3402
AAC 2 10.5 1862
Ind 2 13.5 1474
Pac-12 2 17.0 1215
MWC 2 24.5 300
Sun Belt 1 16.0 517

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Baylor makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 11/8/2015 poll (102 polls)
- Utah State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2018 poll (49 polls)

Season Streaks:
- Georgia's final poll streak reaches 5
- Notre Dame's final poll streak reaches 5
- Ohio State's final poll streak reaches 10

Weekly Streaks:
- Ohio State's Top 25 streak reaches 30

Total Appearances:
- Cincinnati reaches 90 appearances (#67)
- Kentucky reaches 100 appearances (#65)
- Louisiana ties Coastal Carolina for #100
- NC State ties two others for #51
- Ohio State reaches 950 appearances (#1)
- Utah ties Army for #58
- Utah State ties two others for #111
- Wake Forest ties Tulane for #74

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)
  • Clicking on the team name will display the week-by-week ranking for that team.
  • 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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