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Highest AP College Football Poll Ranking by Team

Posted by Andrew McKillop on January 27, 2011

Listed below are the highest rankings each FBS school has attained in the AP College Football Poll since 1936 (includes all the weeks the poll was conducted).

Legend: Rk (Highest Rank Team Attained), Year(s) (The Year the Team Attained the Ranking)

Team Rk Year(s)
Alabama 1 1961-62, 64-66, 73, 78-80, 92, 08-10
Arkansas 1 1965
Army 1 1944-46, 50, 58
Auburn 1 1957-58, 84-85, 10
Boston College 1 1942
BYU 1 1984
California 1 1937, 51
Clemson 1 1981
Colorado 1 1989-90
Florida 1 1985, 94, 96-97, 01, 06, 08-09
Florida St 1 1988, 91, 93, 95-96, 99-00
Georgia 1 1942, 80, 82, 08
Iowa 1 1960-61, 85
LSU 1 1958-59, 07
Maryland 1 1953, 55
Miami FL 1 1983-84, 86-92, 01-02
Michigan 1 1947-49, 55, 76-77, 81, 89-90, 97
Michigan St 1 1951-52, 56-57, 61, 65-66
Minnesota 1 1936, 40-41, 60
Mississippi 1 1960-61, 64
Missouri 1 1960, 07
Nebraska 1 1965, 70-72, 76, 83-84, 87, 94-97, 00
North Carolina 1 1948
Northwestern 1 1936, 62
Notre Dame 1 1938, 43-44, 46-50, 53-54, 64-67, 70-71, 73-74, 77, 80-81, 88-90, 93
Ohio St 1 1942, 50, 54, 58, 62, 64, 68-70, 73-75, 79-80, 98, 02, 06-07, 10
Oklahoma 1 1950, 54-58, 63, 74-75, 77-78, 85-87, 00, 02-03, 08
Oregon 1 2010
Penn St 1 1978, 81-82, 85-86. 94, 97
Pittsburgh 1 1937-39, 76, 81-82
Purdue 1 1968
SMU 1 1950
Syracuse 1 1959-60
TCU 1 1938
Tennessee 1 1939, 51, 56, 98
Texas 1 1941, 46, 61-65, 69-70, 77, 81, 84, 05, 08
Texas A&M 1 1939, 57
UCLA 1 1954-55, 67, 88
USC 1 1939, 62-63, 67-68, 72-73, 77, 79, 81, 03-05, 07-08
Virginia 1 1990
Washington 1 1982, 84, 92
Wisconsin 1 1952
Arizona St 2 1975, 96
Boise St 2 2010
Duke 2 1936, 41
Georgia Tech 2 1942, 52, 55-56, 90
Houston 2 1967
Illinois 2 1951-52, 63-64
Kansas 2 2007
Kansas St 2 1998, 00
Navy 2 1944-45, 63
South Carolina 2 1984
South Florida 2 2007
Stanford 2 1940
Texas Tech 2 2008
Utah 2 2008
Virginia Tech 2 1999-00
West Virginia 2 2007
Arizona 3 1983
Baylor 3 1953
Kentucky 3 1950
Louisville 3 2006
NC St 3 1967
Oklahoma St 3 1984
Washington St 3 2002
Air Force 4 1985
Cincinnati 4 2009
Indiana 4 1945, 67
Oregon St 4 2000
Tulane 4 1939, 49
Tulsa 4 1942
Rice 5 1946, 49
Wyoming 6 1967
Mississippi St 7 1981
Rutgers 7 2006
Vanderbilt 7 1937
Fresno St 8 2001
East Carolina 9 1991
Iowa St 9 2002
Southern Miss 9 1981
Colorado St 10 1994
Hawaii 10 2007
Marshall 10 1999
Miami OH 10 1974, 03
Nevada 10 1948
Utah St 10 1961
Wake Forest 11 1947
Ball St 12 2008
Northern Illinois 12 2003
Toledo 12 1970
San Diego St 13 1975
Temple 13 1941
New Mexico St 14 1960
Bowling Green 15 2003
Ohio 15 1968
Connecticut 16 2007
North Texas 16 1959
San Jose St 18 1939
Kent St 19 1973
Central Florida 21 2010
C Michigan 23 2009
UTEP 23 2004
Louisiana Tech 25 1999
Memphis 25 2004
Akron NR
Arkansas St NR
Buffalo NR
E Michigan NR
Florida Atlantic NR
Florida Intl NR
Idaho NR
Mid Ten St NR
New Mexico NR
Troy NR
UAB NR
UL Lafayette NR
UL Monroe NR
UNLV NR
W Kentucky NR
W Michigan NR

 

References: College-Football-Reference.com, USA Today College Football Encyclopedia (2008) by Bob Boyles and Paul Guido

 

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