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AP Top 25 College Football Poll

The Associated Press began its college football poll on Oct. 19, 1936, and it is now the longest-running poll of those that award national titles at the end of the season. The preseason poll was started in 1950. A panel of 62 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country votes on the poll weekly.

AP Top 25 College Football Poll
Released January 11
RankTeamPV RankConferencePoints
1
Georgia
(14-1)
3SEC1,525 (61)
2
Alabama
(13-2)
1SEC1,464
3
Michigan
(12-2)
2Big Ten1,361
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4
Cincinnati
(13-1)
4American Athletic1,349
5
Baylor
(12-2)
6Big 121,259
6
Ohio State
(11-2)
7Big Ten1,247
7
Oklahoma State
(12-2)
9Big 121,177
8
Notre Dame
(11-2)
5IA Independents1,039
9
Michigan State
(11-2)
11Big Ten1,026
10
Oklahoma
(11-2)
14Big 12966
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11
Ole Miss
(10-3)
8SEC926
12
Utah
(10-4)
10Pac-12851
13
Pittsburgh
(11-3)
13ACC741
14
Clemson
(10-3)
19ACC538
15
Wake Forest
(11-3)
20ACC533
16
Louisiana
(13-1)
16Sun Belt517
17
Houston
(12-2)
21American Athletic513
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18
Kentucky
(10-3)
25SEC446
19
Brigham Young
(10-3)
12IA Independents435
20
North Carolina State
(9-3)
18ACC382
21
Arkansas
(9-4)
22SEC371
22
Oregon
(10-4)
15Pac-12364
23
Iowa
(10-4)
17Big Ten171
24
Utah State
(11-3)
Mountain West163
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25
San Diego State
(12-2)
Mountain West137
Others receiving votes:
Texas A&M 115, Wisconsin 97, Minnesota 47, Purdue 44, UTSA 9, Army 6, Fresno State 2, Coastal Carolina 2, Air Force 1, UAB 1
Point values in parentheses indicate the number of first place votes.