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The Associated Press (AP) Poll, along with the USA Today Coaches Poll, ranks the top 25 NCAA Division I college football and basketball teams, weekly. These rankings are based on strength of schedule and overall record, among other things. Associated Press logo This article concerns the news service. ... USA Today is a national American newspaper published by the Gannett Corporation. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... College basketball refers to the American basketball league organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. History The game of basketball was devised by James Naismith in 1892. ...


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


43. Stanford


44. SMU


45. Marshall


46. TCU


47. West Virginia


48. Virginia Tech


49. BYU


50. Kansas State


51. Boston College


52. Washington State


53. Baylor


54. Northwestern


55. NC State


56. Rice


57. Air Force


58. Mississippi State


59. Oregon


60. Kentucky


61. Oregon State


62. Oklahoma State


63. Texas Tech


64. Tulane


65. Tulsa


66. Arizona


67. Virginia


68. Kansas


69. Miami (OH)


70. Indiana


71. Louisville


72. South Carolina


73. Wyoming


74. Utah


75. Toledo


76. Colorado State


77. Rutgers


78. East Carolina


79. Southern Miss


79. Wake Forest


81. Utah State


82. Vanderbilt


83. Iowa State


84. Fresno State


84. San Diego State


86. New Mexico State


86. Temple


88. Hawaii


88. Ohio


90. Bowling Green


91. Akron


91. Arkansas State


91. Ball State


91. Buffalo


91. Central Florida


91. Central Michigan


91. Cincinnati


91. Connecticut


91. Eastern Michigan


91. Florida Atlantic


91. Florida International


91. Idaho


91. Kent State


91. Louisiana Tech


91. Louisiana-Lafayette


91. Louisiana-Monroe


91. Memphis


91. Middle Tennessee State


91. Nevada


91. New Mexico


91. North Texas


91. Northern Illinois


91. San Jose State


91. South Florida


91. Troy State


91. UAB


91. UNLV


91. UTEP


91. Western Michigan


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