Total Appearances in the Final AP Poll




RK

 

Team

 

App*

 

Avg RK

 

High RK

1.

 

Michigan

 

55

 

9.15

 

1

2.

 

Oklahoma

 

49

 

7.39

 

1

3.

 

Notre Dame

 

49

 

7.71

 

1

4.

 

Ohio State

 

48

 

8.40

 

1

5.

 

Alabama

 

45

 

7.98

 

1

6.

 

Nebraska

 

44

 

8.68

 

1

7.

 

Texas

 

43

 

9.28

 

1

8.

 

USC

 

42

 

8.50

 

1

9.

 

Tennessee

 

42

 

9.86

 

1

10.

 

Penn State

 

38

 

9.87

 

1

11.

 

Auburn

 

34

 

11.26

 

1

12.

 

LSU

 

32

 

9.53

 

1

13.

 

Georgia

 

31

 

10.19

 

1

14.

 

UCLA

 

30

 

10.10

 

2

15.

 

Miami (FL)

 

29

 

8.62

 

1

16.

 

Florida

 

26

 

9.81

 

1

17.

 

Arkansas

 

26

 

10.46

 

2

18.

 

Florida State

 

25

 

7.88

 

1

19.

 

Texas A&M

 

23

 

11.70

 

1

20.

 

Clemson

 

23

 

13.87

 

1

21.

 

Washington

 

22

 

11.00

 

2

22.

 

Georgia Tech

 

22

 

12.00

 

2

23.

 

Mississippi

 

21

 

11.52

 

2

24.

 

Michigan State

 

20

 

8.40

 

1

25.

 

Iowa

 

19

 

11.42

 

2

26.

 

Pittsburgh

 

18

 

10.33

 

1

27.

 

Colorado

 

18

 

11.67

 

1

28.

 

Wisconsin

 

17

 

10.71

 

2

29.

 

Maryland

 

17

 

12.18

 

1

30.

 

Purdue

 

17

 

14.47

 

5

31.

 

Duke

 

16

 

12.88

 

2

32.

 

Arizona State

 

15

 

11.13

 

2

33.

 

Missouri

 

15

 

12.47

 

4

34.

 

North Carolina

 

15

 

12.73

 

3

35.

 

Syracuse

 

15

 

13.27

 

1

36.

 

West Virginia

 

15

 

13.93

 

5

37.

 

BYU

 

15

 

15.13

 

1

38.

 

Army

 

14

 

8.93

 

1

39.

 

Minnesota

 

14

 

9.14

 

1

40.

 

California

 

14

 

11.86

 

2

41.

 

Virginia Tech

 

14

 

13.79

 

2

42.

 

Boston College

 

14

 

15.29

 

5

43.

 

Illinois

 

13

 

12.38

 

3

44.

 

Stanford

 

13

 

13.23

 

2

45.

 

TCU

 

13

 

14.08

 

1

46.

 

Navy

 

12

 

9.33

 

2

47.

 

Houston

 

12

 

12.92

 

4

48.

 

SMU

 

11

 

10.73

 

2

49.

 

Washington State

 

11

 

14.82

 

9

50.

 

NC State

 

11

 

16.55

 

11

51.

 

Mississippi State

 

11

 

17.91

 

9

52.

 

Kansas State

 

10

 

11.70

 

6

53.

 

Baylor

 

10

 

14.10

 

9

54.

 

Texas Tech

 

9

 

16.56

 

11

55.

 

Virginia

 

9

 

18.67

 

13

56.

 

Northwestern

 

8

 

10.25

 

7

57.

 

Oregon

 

8

 

12.63

 

2

58.

 

Rice

 

8

 

12.63

 

5

59.

 

Oregon State

 

8

 

12.75

 

4

60.

 

Kentucky

 

8

 

14.00

 

6

61.

 

Kansas

 

7

 

12.29

 

7

62.

 

Pennsylvania

 

7

 

12.43

 

7

63.

 

Oklahoma State

 

7

 

13.00

 

5

64.

 

Tulane

 

7

 

14.43

 

5

65.

 

Louisville

 

7

 

14.86

 

6

66.

 

Tulsa

 

7

 

14.86

 

4

67.

 

Arizona

 

7

 

15.00

 

4

68.

 

Fordham

 

6

 

11.33

 

3

69.

 

Santa Clara

 

6

 

11.67

 

6

70.

 

Air Force

 

6

 

13.50

 

6

71.

 

Cornell

 

5

 

12.40

 

4

72.

 

Miami (OH)

 

5

 

12.40

 

10

73.

 

Indiana

 

5

 

13.40

 

4

74.

 

Dartmouth

 

5

 

14.00

 

7

75.

 

South Carolina

 

5

 

14.60

 

11

76.

 

Holy Cross

 

5

 

15.40

 

9

77.

 

Boise State

 

4

 

12.00

 

5

78.

 

Princeton

 

4

 

12.25

 

6

79.

 

Yale

 

4

 

12.50

 

12

80.

 

Wyoming

 

4

 

14.00

 

6

81.

 

Rutgers

 

4

 

16.00

 

12

82.

 

Toledo

 

4

 

18.25

 

12

83.

 

Wake Forest

 

4

 

20.50

 

18

84.

 

Duquesne

 

3

 

10.67

 

8

85.

 

Utah

 

3

 

11.67

 

4

86.

 

Villanova

 

3

 

12.33

 

6

87.

 

William & Mary

 

3

 

15.00

 

14

88.

 

Colorado State

 

3

 

15.67

 

14

89.

 

Iowa Pre-Flight

 

2

 

4.00

 

2

90.

 

Bainbridge (MD) Naval

 

2

 

11.00

 

5

91.

 

Great Lakes

 

2

 

11.50

 

6

92.

 

College of Pacific

 

2

 

14.50

 

10

93.

 

East Carolina

 

2

 

14.50

 

9

94.

 

Southern Miss

 

2

 

16.50

 

14

95.

 

Marshall

 

2

 

17.00

 

10

96.

 

Hawaii

 

2

 

19.50

 

19

97.

 

Columbia

 

2

 

20.00

 

20

98.

 

Iowa State

 

2

 

22.00

 

19

99.

 

Fresno State

 

2

 

23.00

 

22

100.

 

Randolph Field

 

1

 

3.00

 

3

101.

 

Carnegie Tech

 

1

 

6.00

 

6

102.

 

St. Mary's

 

1

 

7.00

 

7

103.

 

Del Monte Pre-Flight

 

1

 

8.00

 

8

104.

 

4th Air Force

 

1

 

10.00

 

10

105.

 

March Field

 

1

 

10.00

 

10

106.

 

Utah State

 

1

 

10.00

 

10

107.

 

Vanderbilt

 

1

 

12.00

 

12

108.

 

Georgetown

 

1

 

13.00

 

13

109.

 

Norman (OK) Pre-Flight

 

1

 

13.00

 

13

110.

 

San Fransisco

 

1

 

14.00

 

14

111.

 

Boston

 

1

 

16.00

 

16

112.

 

El Toro (CA) Marines

 

1

 

16.00

 

16

113.

 

San Diego State

 

1

 

16.00

 

16

114.

 

Cincinnati

 

1

 

17.00

 

17

115.

 

George Washington

 

1

 

17.00

 

17

116.

 

Hardin-Simmons

 

1

 

17.00

 

17

117.

 

New Mexico State

 

1

 

17.00

 

17

118.

 

Temple

 

1

 

17.00

 

17

119.

 

Colorado College

 

1

 

18.00

 

18

120.

 

Fort Pierce

 

1

 

18.00

 

18

121.

 

Washington & Lee

 

1

 

18.00

 

18

122.

 

Delaware

 

1

 

19.00

 

19

123.

 

Lafayette

 

1

 

19.00

 

19

124.

 

St. Mary's Naval Pre-Flight

 

1

 

19.00

 

19

125.

 

2nd Air Force

 

1

 

20.00

 

20

126.

 

Marquette

 

1

 

20.00

 

20

127.

 

Ohio

 

1

 

20.00

 

20

128.

 

VMI

 

1

 

20.00

 

20

129.

 

Bowling Green

 

1

 

23.00

 

23

* Out of 72 total final polls since 1936

NOTES:
- Ties go the lowest average rank, then alphabetically.





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