College Football: Defending AP No. 1 in the AP Preseason Poll
Posted by Andrew McKillop on August 20, 2011
- Auburn’s No. 23 ranking in the AP preseason poll, is the lowest ranking by a defending AP No. 1 since Minnesota was unranked in 1961.
- Auburn is one of only five defending AP No. 1”s to be ranked out of the top ten of the AP preseason poll.
- The defending AP No. 1 has an average ranking of No. 4 in the AP preseason poll.
In 2010 Auburn finished with college football’s No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press poll. In 2011 the AP ranked Auburn No. 23 in their preseason poll. It’s the lowest ranking a defending AP No. 1 has received in the AP preseason poll since 1961, when defending AP No. 1 Minnesota was unranked in the 1961 AP preseason poll. It’s important to keep in mind though that the AP only ranked ten teams in the 1961 preseason poll. Check out the table below for a complete listing.
Defending AP No. 1 in the AP Preseason Poll
|Def AP #1||AP Pre||Rk||Def AP #1||AP Pre||Rk|
|Florida State||2000||2||Ohio State||1969||1|
|Miami FL||1984||10||Michigan State||1953||2|
The defending AP No. 1 has an average ranking of No. 4 in the AP preseason poll.
The defending AP No. 1 has been ranked No. 1 in the following AP preseason poll 21 times. It’s the most common ranking for a defending AP No. 1. The second most common preseason ranking for a defending AP No. 1 has been No. 2 (13 times).
Only five defending AP No. 1′s have been ranked out of the top ten in the AP preseason poll.
|Def AP #1||AP Pre||Rk||Finished||AP Rk|
Reference: College Football at Sports-Reference.com