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Historical rankings in the AP Poll (Updated through 2006):
1. Michigan: 2 AP National Championships, 37 Top Ten Finishes, 54 Top Twenty-Five Finishes The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM or U of M) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...
2. Notre Dame: 8 AP National Championships, 36 Top Ten Finishes, 49 Top Twenty-Five Finishes Not to be confused with the University of Notre Dame Australia The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located outside South Bend, Indiana, United States. ...
3. Oklahoma: 7 AP National Championships, 35 Top Ten Finishes, 48 Top Twenty-Five Finishes The University of Oklahoma (OU) is an institution of higher learning located in Oklahoma. ...
4. Alabama: 6 AP National Championships, 32 Top Ten Finishes, 46 Top Twenty-Five Finishes University of Alabama The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA, or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ...
5. Ohio State: 4 AP National Championships, 28 Top Ten Finishes, 47 Top Twenty-Five Finishes The Ohio State University The Ohio State University is currently the third largest university in the United States and currently ranked by US News as the best public university in Ohio and the twenty-first best public university in the nation. ...
6. Nebraska: 4 AP National Championships, 30 Top Ten Finishes, 45 Top Twenty-Five Finishes Seal of the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska is one of two public university systems in the state of Nebraska, USA. The system has four universities and a technical college: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska Medical...
7. Texas: 3 AP National Championships, 23 Top Ten Finishes, 42 Top Twenty-Five Finishes The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ...
8. USC: 5 AP National Championships, 25 Top Ten Finishes, 31 Top Twenty-Five Finishes The University of Southern California (also known as USC, SC, Southern California and Southern Cal), Californias oldest private research university, is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ...
9. Tennessee: 2 AP National Championships, 23 Top Ten Finishes, 41 Top Twenty-Five Finishes The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the primary institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee system, Tennessees flagship public university. ...
10. Penn State: 2 AP National Championships, 22 Top Ten Finishes, 38 Top Twenty-Five Finishes The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university based in State College, Pennsylvania (the university uses a University Park, Pennsylvania to differentiate University addresses from those in town), with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the...
11. Florida State: 2 AP National Championships, 16 Top Ten Finishes, 26 Top Twenty-Five Finishes Florida State University State University System of Florida FAMU FAU FGCU FIU FSU NCF UCF UF UNF USF UWF Florida State University, also commonly referred to as FSU or Florida State, is a comprehensive, graduate-national research university founded and located in Tallahassee, Florida in 1851. ...
12. Miami: 5 AP National Championships, 18 Top Ten Finishes, 30 Top Twenty-Five Finishes This is an article about the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. ...
13. Auburn: 1 AP National Championship, 15 Top Ten Finishes, 33 Top Twenty-Five Finishes Auburn University (AU) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama in the United States. ...
14. LSU: 1 AP National Championship, 18 Top Ten Finishes, 31 Top Twenty-Five Finishes Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge, or simply Louisiana State University (LSU) is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ...
15. UCLA: 16 Top Ten Finishes, 30 Top Twenty-Five Finishes The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ...
16. Georgia: 1 AP National Championship, 18 Top Ten Finishes, 30 Top Twenty-Five Finishes
17. Arkansas: 13 Top Ten Finishes, 25 Top Twenty-Five Finishes University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas, also known as the U. of A., or simply The Hill, is a public coeducational land-grant university system, and the main campus is located in Fayetteville in the state of Arkansas, USA. Founded as Arkansas Industrial University in 1871 (Arkansas is renowned...
18. Florida: 1 AP National Championship, 14 Top Ten Finishes, 25 Top Twenty-Five Finishes University of Florida State University System of Florida FAMU FAU FGCU FIU FSU NCF UCF UF UNF USF UWF The University of Florida is a public university located in Gainesville, Florida. ...
19. Michigan State: 1 AP National Championship, 13 Top Ten Finishes, 21 Top Twenty-Five Finishes Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ...
20. Texas A&M: 1 AP National Championship, 11 Top Ten Finishes, 24 Top Twenty-Five Finishes Texas A&M University, often Texas A&M, A&M or TAMU for short, is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. ...
21. Washington: 11 Top Ten Finishes, 22 Top Twenty-Five Finishes The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a major public research university in the Seattle metropolitan area. ...
22. Georgia Tech: 10 Top Ten Finishes, 22 Top Twenty-Five Finishes Georgia Institute of Technology The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is located in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. With over 16,000 students, Georgia Tech is one of four public research universities in the University System of Georgia. ...
23. Mississippi: 10 Top Ten Finishes, 21 Top Twenty-Five Finishes The University of Mississippi (also known as Ole Miss) is a public, coeducational research university located near Oxford, Mississippi. ...
24. Clemson: 1 AP National Championship, 6 Top Ten Finishes, 23 Top Twenty-Five Finishes This article discusses Clemson University. ...
25. Pittsburgh: 2 AP National Championships, 10 Top Ten Finishes, 19 Top Twenty-Five Finishes The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...
26. Iowa: 11, 19
27. Colorado: 1, 8, 19
28. Boise State: 3
28. Maryland: 1, 5, 18
30. Wisconsin: 9, 15
31. Army: 2, 8, 15
32. Minnesota: 4, 9, 15
33. Duke: 5, 16
34. Arizona State: 7, 14
35. Purdue: 5, 17
36. North Carolina: 7, 15
37. Syracuse: 1, 5, 16
38. Navy: 8, 12
39. Houston: 5, 12
40. California: 6, 13
41. Missouri: 6, 14
42. Illinois: 6, 12
47. West Virginia
48. Virginia Tech
50. Kansas State
51. Boston College
52. Washington State
55. NC State
57. Air Force
58. Mississippi State
61. Oregon State
62. Oklahoma State
63. Texas Tech
69. Miami (OH)
72. South Carolina
76. Colorado State
78. East Carolina
79. Southern Miss
79. Wake Forest
81. Utah State
83. Iowa State
84. Fresno State
84. San Diego State
86. New Mexico State
90. Bowling Green
91. Arkansas State
91. Ball State
91. Central Florida
91. Central Michigan
91. Eastern Michigan
91. Florida Atlantic
91. Florida International
91. Kent State
91. Louisiana Tech
91. Middle Tennessee State
91. New Mexico
91. North Texas
91. Northern Illinois
91. San Jose State
91. South Florida
91. Troy State
91. Western Michigan