2014 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

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Two human polls and a committee's selections comprised the 2014 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football rankings, in addition to various publications' preseason polls. Unlike most sports, college football's governing body, the NCAA, does not bestow a national championship. Various unofficial titles are bestowed by different polling agencies. Two primary weekly polls began before the season —the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll. Midway through the season, the College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings were released after the eighth week.

2014 was the first season with the new College Football Playoff system which replaced the previous Bowl Championship Series.[2] At the conclusion of the regular season, on December 7, the final CFP rankings determined who would play in the two bowl games designated as semifinals for the first College Football Playoff National Championship on January 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.[3]

Legend[edit]

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  Selected for College Football Playoff
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AP Poll[edit]

Preseason
Aug 17[1]
Week 1
Sep 2[4]
Week 2
Sep 7[5]
Week 3
Sep 14[6]
Week 4
Sep 21[7]
Week 5
Sep 28[8]
Week 6
Oct 5[9]
Week 7
Oct 12[10]
Week 8
Oct 19[11]
Week 9
Oct 26[12]
Week 10
Nov 2[13]
Week 11
Nov 9[14]
Week 12
Nov 16[15]
Week 13
Nov 23[16]
Week 14
Nov 30[17]
Week 15
Dec 7[18]
Week 16 (Final)
Jan 13[19]
1. Florida State (57) Florida State (1–0) (46) Florida State (2–0) (38) Florida State (2–0) (37) Florida State (3–0) (34) Florida State (4–0) (27) Florida State (5–0) (35) Mississippi State (6–0) (45) Mississippi State (6–0) (43) Mississippi State (7–0) (46) Mississippi State (8–0) (45) Mississippi State (9–0) (48) Florida State (10–0) (43) Florida State (11–0) (37) Alabama (11–1) (25) Alabama (12–1) (27) Ohio State (14–1) (59) 1.
2. Alabama (1) Alabama (1–0) (1) Oregon (2–0) (16) Oregon (3–0) (17) Oregon (4–0) (12) Oregon (4–0) (13) Auburn (5–0) (23) Florida State (6–0) (12) Florida State (7–0) (14) Florida State (7–0) (14) Florida State (8–0) (15) Florida State (9–0) (12) Alabama (9–1) (16) Alabama (10–1) (21) Florida State (12–0) (29) Florida State (13–0) (25) Oregon (13–2) 2.
3. Oregon (1) Oregon (1–0) (5) Alabama (2–0) (1) Alabama (3–0) (1) Alabama (4–0) (6) Alabama (4–0) (13) Mississippi State (5–0) (2) т Ole Miss (6–0) (3) Ole Miss (7–0) (3) Alabama (7–1) Auburn (7–1) Oregon (9–1) Oregon (9–1) (1) Oregon (10–1) (2) Oregon (11–1) (5) Oregon (12–1) (8) TCU (12–1) 3.
4. Oklahoma (1) Oklahoma (1–0) (2) Oklahoma (2–0) (2) Oklahoma (3–0) (2) Oklahoma (4–0) (4) Oklahoma (4–0) (7) Ole Miss (5–0) т Baylor (6–0) Alabama (6–1) Auburn (6–1) Alabama (7–1) Alabama (8–1) Mississippi State (9–1) Mississippi State (10–1) TCU (10–1) Ohio State (12–1) Alabama (12–2) 4.
5. Ohio State Auburn (1–0) Auburn (2–0) Auburn (2–0) Auburn (3–0) Auburn (4–0) Baylor (5–0) Notre Dame (6–0) Auburn (5–1) Oregon (7–1) Oregon (8–1) TCU (8–1) TCU (9–1) Baylor (9–1) Baylor (10–1) Baylor (11–1) Florida State (13–1) т 5.
6. Auburn Georgia (1–0) (2) Georgia (1–0) (1) Texas A&M (3–0) (3) Texas A&M (4–0) (4) Texas A&M (5–0) Notre Dame (5–0) Auburn (5–1) Oregon (6–1) Notre Dame (6–1) TCU (7–1) Baylor (8–1) Baylor (8–1) TCU (9–1) Ohio State (11–1) TCU (11–1) Michigan State (11–2) т 6.
7. UCLA Michigan State (1–0) Texas A&M (2–0) (2) Baylor (3–0) Baylor (3–0) Baylor (4–0) Alabama (4–1) Alabama (5–1) Notre Dame (6–1) Ole Miss (7–1) Michigan State (7–1) Arizona State (8–1) Ohio State (9–1) Ohio State (10–1) Michigan State (10–2) Michigan State (10–2) Baylor (11–2) 7.
8. Michigan State Ohio State (1–0) Baylor (2–0) LSU (3–0) Notre Dame (3–0) UCLA (4–0) Michigan State (4–1) Michigan State (5–1) Michigan State (6–1) Michigan State (7–1) Notre Dame (7–1) Ohio State (8–1) Ole Miss (8–2) Georgia (9–2) Arizona (10–2) Mississippi State (10–2) Georgia Tech (11–3) 8.
9. South Carolina Texas A&M (1–0) (2) USC (2–0) Notre Dame (3–0) Michigan State (2–1) Notre Dame (4–0) TCU (4–0) Oregon (5–1) Georgia (6–1) Georgia (6–1) Kansas State (7–1) Auburn (7–2) Georgia (8–2) UCLA (9–2) Kansas State (9–2) Ole Miss (9–3) Georgia (10–3) 9.
10. Baylor Baylor (1–0) LSU (2–0) Ole Miss (3–0) Ole Miss (3–0) Michigan State (3–1) Arizona (5–0) Georgia (5–1) TCU (5–1) TCU (6–1) Baylor (7–1) Ole Miss (8–2) Michigan State (8–2) Michigan State (9–2) Mississippi State (10–2) Georgia Tech (10–3) UCLA (10–3) 10.
11. Stanford UCLA (1–0) Notre Dame (2–0) Michigan State (1–1) UCLA (3–0) Ole Miss (4–0) Oklahoma (4–1) Oklahoma (5–1) Kansas State (5–1) Kansas State (6–1) Arizona State (7–1) Nebraska (8–1) UCLA (8–2) Kansas State (8–2) Wisconsin (10–2) Kansas State (9–3) Mississippi State (10–3) 11.
12. Georgia LSU (1–0) (1) UCLA (2–0) UCLA (3–0) Georgia (2–1) Mississippi State (4–0) Oregon (4–1) TCU (4–1) Baylor (6–1) Baylor (6–1) Ole Miss (7–2) Michigan State (7–2) Kansas State (7–2) Arizona (9–2) Georgia Tech (10–2) Arizona (10–3) Arizona State (10–3) 12.
13. LSU Stanford (1–0) Michigan State (1–1) Georgia (1–1) South Carolina (3–1) Georgia (3–1) Georgia (4–1) Ohio State (4–1) Ohio State (5–1) Ohio State (6–1) Ohio State (7–1) Kansas State (7–2) Arizona State (8–2) Arizona State (9–2) Ole Miss (9–3) Georgia (9–3) Wisconsin (11–3) 13.
14. Wisconsin USC (1–0) Ole Miss (2–0) South Carolina (2–1) Mississippi State (4–0) Stanford (3–1) Texas A&M (5–1) Kansas State (4–1) Arizona State (5–1) Arizona (6–1) LSU (7–2) UCLA (8–2) Wisconsin (8–2) Wisconsin (9–2) Missouri (10–2) UCLA (9–3) Missouri (11–3) 14.
15. USC Ole Miss (1–0) Stanford (1–1) Arizona State (3–0) Arizona State (3–0) LSU (4–1) Ohio State (4–1) Oklahoma State (5–1) Arizona (5–1) Arizona State (6–1) Nebraska (8–1) Notre Dame (7–2) Arizona (8–2) Auburn (8–3) Georgia (9–3) Arizona State (9–3) Clemson (10–3) 15.
16. Clemson Notre Dame (1–0) Arizona State (2–0) Stanford (2–1) Stanford (2–1) USC (3–1) Oklahoma State (4–1) Arizona (5–1) Nebraska (6–1) LSU (7–2) Oklahoma (6–2) Georgia (7–2) Auburn (7–3) Georgia Tech (9–2) UCLA (9–3) Missouri (10–3) Boise State (12–2) 16.
17. Notre Dame Arizona State (1–0) Virginia Tech (2–0) USC (2–1) LSU (3–1) Wisconsin (3–1) Kansas State (4–1) Arizona State (4–1) Oklahoma (5–2) Nebraska (7–1) Georgia (6–2) Arizona (7–2) Georgia Tech (9–2) Missouri (9–2) Arizona State (9–3) Wisconsin (10–3) Ole Miss (9–4) 17.
18. Ole Miss Wisconsin (0–1) Wisconsin (1–1) Missouri (3–0) USC (2–1) BYU (4–0) UCLA (4–1) East Carolina (5–1) East Carolina (5–1) Utah (6–1) UCLA (7–2) Clemson (7–2) Marshall (10–0) Ole Miss (8–3) Oklahoma (8–3) Clemson (9–3) Kansas State (9–4) 18.
19. Arizona State Nebraska (1–0) Kansas State (2–0) Wisconsin (1–1) Wisconsin (2–1) Nebraska (5–0) East Carolina (4–1) Nebraska (5–1) Utah (5–1) Oklahoma (5–2) Clemson (6–2) Duke (8–1) Missouri (8–2) Marshall (11–0) Clemson (9–3) Auburn (8–4) Arizona (10–4) 19.
20. Kansas State Kansas State (1–0) Missouri (2–0) Kansas State (2–0) BYU (4–0) Ohio State (3–1) Arizona State (4–1) Utah (4–1) USC (5–2) West Virginia (6–2) Utah (6–2) LSU (7–3) Utah (7–3) Oklahoma (8–3) Auburn (8–4) Louisville (9–3) USC (9–4) 20.
21. Texas A&M North Carolina (1–0) т Louisville (2–0) BYU (3–0) Nebraska (4–0) Oklahoma State (3–1) Nebraska (5–1) Texas A&M (5–2) Clemson (5–2) East Carolina (6–1) Arizona (6–2) Marshall (9–0) Nebraska (8–2) Colorado State (10–1) Louisville (9–3) Boise State (11–2) Utah (9–4) 21.
22. Nebraska South Carolina (0–1) т Ohio State (1–1) Clemson (1–1) Ohio State (2–1) East Carolina (3–1) Georgia Tech (5–0) USC (4–2) West Virginia (5–2) Clemson (6–2) Duke (7–1) Wisconsin (7–2) Colorado State (9–1) Minnesota (8–3) Boise State (10–2) LSU (8–4) Auburn (8–5) 22.
23. North Carolina Clemson (0–1) Clemson (1–1) Ohio State (2–1) East Carolina (3–1) Kansas State (3–1) Missouri (4–1) Stanford (4–2) Marshall (7–0) Marshall (8–0) Marshall (8–0) Colorado State (9–1) Oklahoma (7–3) Clemson (8–3) LSU (8–4) Utah (8–4) Marshall (13–1) 23.
24. Missouri Missouri (1–0) South Carolina (1–1) Nebraska (3–0) Oklahoma State (2–1) Missouri (4–1) Utah (4–1) Clemson (4–2) LSU (6–2) Duke (6–1) West Virginia (6–3) Georgia Tech (8–2) USC (7–3) Louisville (8–3) Utah (8–4) USC (8–4) Louisville (9–4) 24.
25. Washington Louisville (1–0) BYU (2–0) Oklahoma State (2–1) Kansas State (2–1) TCU (3–0) Stanford (3–2) Marshall (6–0) UCLA (5–2) UCLA (6–2) Wisconsin (6–2) Utah (6–3) Duke (8–2) Boise State (9–2) Nebraska (9–3) Nebraska (9–3) Memphis (10–3) 25.
Preseason
Aug 17[1]
Week 1
Sep 2[4]
Week 2
Sep 7[5]
Week 3
Sep 14[6]
Week 4
Sep 21[7]
Week 5
Sep 28[8]
Week 6
Oct 5[9]
Week 7
Oct 12[10]
Week 8
Oct 19[11]
Week 9
Oct 26[12]
Week 10
Nov 2[13]
Week 11
Nov 9[14]
Week 12
Nov 16[15]
Week 13
Nov 23[16]
Week 14
Nov 30[17]
Week 15
Dec 7[18]
Week 16 (Final)
Jan 13[19]
Dropped:
Washington
Dropped:
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
Dropped:
  • Virginia Tech
  • Louisville
Dropped:
  • Missouri
  • Clemson
Dropped:
  • South Carolina
  • Arizona State
Dropped:
  • LSU
  • USC
  • Wisconsin
  • BYU
Dropped:
  • UCLA
  • Georgia Tech
  • Missouri
Dropped:
  • Oklahoma State
  • Texas A&M
  • Stanford
Dropped:
USC
Dropped:
East Carolina
Dropped:
  • Oklahoma
  • West Virginia
Dropped:
  • Notre Dame
  • Clemson
  • LSU
Dropped:
  • Utah
  • Nebraska
  • USC
  • Duke
Dropped:
  • Marshall
  • Colorado State
  • Minnesota
Dropped:
Oklahoma
Dropped:
  • LSU
  • Nebraska

Coaches' Poll[edit]

Preseason
Jul 31[1]
Week 1
Sep 2[4]
Week 2
Sep 7[5]
Week 3
Sep 14[6]
Week 4
Sep 21[7]
Week 5
Sep 28[8]
Week 6
Oct 5[9]
Week 7
Oct 12[10]
Week 8
Oct 19[11]
Week 9
Oct 26[12]
Week 10
Nov 2[13]
Week 11
Nov 9[14]
Week 12
Nov 16[15]
Week 13
Nov 23[16]
Week 14
Nov 30[17]
Week 15
Dec 7[18]
Week 16 (Final)
Jan 13[19]
1. Florida State (56) Florida State (1–0) (57) Florida State (2–0) (51) Florida State (2–0) (50) Florida State (3–0) (36) Alabama (4–0) (15) Florida State (5–0) (44) Mississippi State (6–0) (26) Mississippi State (6–0) (36) Mississippi State (7–0) (41) Mississippi State (8–0) (40) Mississippi State (9–0) (41) Florida State (10–0) (39) Alabama (10–1) (25) Alabama (11–1) (28) Alabama (12–1) (28) Ohio State (14–1) (64) 1.
2. Alabama Alabama (1–0) Alabama (2–0) (1) Alabama (3–0) (1) Alabama (4–0) (11) Florida State (4–0) (26) Auburn (5–0) (16) Florida State (6–0) (31) Florida State (7–0) (22) Florida State (7–0) (21) Florida State (8–0) (22) Florida State (9–0) (20) Alabama (9–1) (17) Florida State (11–0) (30) Florida State (12–0) (28) Florida State (13–0) (25) Oregon (13–2) 2.
3. Oklahoma (3) Oklahoma (1–0) (2) Oklahoma (2–0) (3) Oregon (3–0) (6) Oklahoma (4–0) (12) Oklahoma (4–0) (14) Baylor (5–0) (1) Ole Miss (6–0) (5) Ole Miss (7–0) (4) Alabama (7–1) Auburn (7–1) Alabama (8–1) Oregon (9–1) (6) Oregon (10–1) (6) Oregon (11–1) (6) Oregon (12–1) (7) TCU (12–1) 3.
4. Oregon (1) Oregon (1–0) (2) Oregon (2–0) (6) Oklahoma (3–0) (4) Oregon (4–0) (3) Oregon (4–0) (7) Ole Miss (5–0) Baylor (6–0) Alabama (6–1) Auburn (6–1) Alabama (7–1) Oregon (9–1) (1) Mississippi State (9–1) Mississippi State (10–1) TCU (10–1) Ohio State (12–1) Alabama (12–2) 4.
5. Auburn Auburn (1–0) Auburn (2–0) Auburn (2–0) Auburn (3–0) Auburn (4–0) Notre Dame (5–0) Notre Dame (6–0) Michigan State (6–1) Michigan State (7–1) Oregon (8–1) TCU (8–1) TCU (9–1) TCU (9–1) Baylor (10–1) Baylor (11–1) Michigan State (11–2) 5.
6. Ohio State (1) Michigan State (1–0) Georgia (1–0) (1) Baylor (2–0) Baylor (3–0) Baylor (4–0) Mississippi State (5–0) Michigan State (5–1) Auburn (5–1) Oregon (7–1) Michigan State (7–1) Baylor (8–1) Baylor (8–1) Baylor (9–1) Ohio State (11–1) TCU (11–1) (1) Florida State (13–1) 6.
7. UCLA Ohio State (1–0) Baylor (2–0) Texas A&M (3–0) Texas A&M (4–0) Texas A&M (5–0) Alabama (4–1) Alabama (5–1) Oregon (6–1) Notre Dame (6–1) TCU (7–1) Ohio State (8–1) Ohio State (9–1) Ohio State (10–1) Michigan State (10–2) Michigan State (10–2) Georgia Tech (11–3) 7.
8. Michigan State Georgia (1–0) (1) Texas A&M (2–0) LSU (3–0) Notre Dame (3–0) Notre Dame (4–0) Michigan State (4–1) Auburn (5–1) Notre Dame (6–1) Georgia (6–1) Notre Dame (7–1) Arizona State (8–1) Ole Miss (8–2) Michigan State (9–2) Arizona (10–2) Mississippi State (10–2) Baylor (11–2) 8.
9. South Carolina (1) Baylor (1–0) LSU (2–0) Notre Dame (3–0) Michigan State (2–1) UCLA (4–0) Oklahoma (4–1) Oregon (5–1) Georgia (6–1) Ole Miss (7–1) Kansas State (7–1) Auburn (7–2) Michigan State (8–2) Georgia (9–2) Kansas State (9–2) Georgia Tech (10–3) Georgia (10–3) 9.
10. Baylor Stanford (1–0) USC (2–0) UCLA (3–0) UCLA (3–0) Michigan State (3–1) Georgia (4–1) Georgia (5–1) TCU (5–1) TCU (6–1) Baylor (7–1) Ole Miss (8–2) Georgia (8–2) UCLA (9–2) Mississippi State (10–2) Kansas State (9–3) UCLA (10–3) 10.
11. Stanford UCLA (1–0) Notre Dame (2–0) Michigan State (1–1) Ole Miss (3–0) Ole Miss (4–0) Oregon (4–1) Oklahoma (5–1) Kansas State (5–1) Kansas State (6–1) Ohio State (7–1) Nebraska (8–1) Kansas State (7–2) Kansas State (8–2) Wisconsin (10–2) Arizona (10–3) Missouri (11–3) 11.
12. Georgia LSU (1–0) UCLA (2–0) Ole Miss (3–0) Arizona State (3–0) Georgia (3–1) TCU (4–0) TCU (4–1) Ohio State (5–1) Baylor (6–1) Arizona State (7–1) Michigan State (7–2) UCLA (8–2) Arizona (9–2) Georgia Tech (10–2) Ole Miss (9–3) Mississippi State (10–3) 12.
13. LSU Texas A&M (1–0) Michigan State (1–1) Arizona State (3–0) Georgia (2–1) Stanford (3–1) Arizona (5–0) Ohio State (4–1) Baylor (6–1) Ohio State (6–1) Ole Miss (7–2) Kansas State (7–2) Arizona (8–2) Arizona State (9–2) Missouri (10–2) Georgia (9–3) Wisconsin (11–3) 13.
14. Wisconsin USC (1–0) Arizona State (2–0) Georgia (1–1) Stanford (2–1) Mississippi State (4–0) Texas A&M (5–1) Kansas State (4–1) Arizona State (5–1) Arizona State (6–1) Nebraska (8–1) Georgia (7–2) Arizona State (8–2) Wisconsin (9–2) Ole Miss (9–3) Missouri (10–3) Arizona State (10–3) 14.
15. USC Notre Dame (1–0) Ole Miss (2–0) Stanford (2–1) South Carolina (3–1) LSU (4–1) Ohio State (4–1) Oklahoma State (5–1) Arizona (5–1) Arizona (6–1) LSU (7–2) UCLA (8–2) Wisconsin (8–2) Georgia Tech (9–2) Georgia (9–3) UCLA (9–3) Clemson (10–3) 15.
16. Clemson Arizona State (1–0) Stanford (1–1) South Carolina (2–1) Mississippi State (4–0) Wisconsin (3–1) Kansas State (4–1) East Carolina (5–1) Nebraska (6–1) Nebraska (7–1) Oklahoma (6–2) Notre Dame (7–2) Georgia Tech (9–2) Auburn (8–3) Oklahoma (8–3) Arizona State (9–3) Boise State (12–2) 16.
17. Notre Dame Ole Miss (1–0) Wisconsin (1–1) Wisconsin (1–1) Wisconsin (2–1) Nebraska (5–0) UCLA (4–1) Arizona (5–1) East Carolina (5–1) LSU (7–2) Georgia (6–2) Clemson (7–2) Auburn (7–3) Missouri (9–2) UCLA (9–3) Wisconsin (10–3) Arizona (10–4) 17.
18. Arizona State Nebraska (1–0) Ohio State (1–1) Ohio State (2–1) LSU (3–1) Ohio State (3–1) Oklahoma State (4–1) Arizona State (4–1) Oklahoma (5–2) Utah (6–1) UCLA (7–2) Arizona (7–2) Marshall (10–0) Oklahoma (8–3) Arizona State (9–3) Clemson (9–3) Kansas State (9–4) 18.
19. Ole Miss Wisconsin (0–1) Virginia Tech (2–0) Missouri (3–0) Nebraska (4–0) BYU (4–0) East Carolina (4–1) Nebraska (5–1) Utah (5–1) East Carolina (6–1) Clemson (6–2) Duke (8–1) Nebraska (8–2) Ole Miss (8–3) Clemson (9–3) Auburn (8–4) Ole Miss (9–4) 19.
20. Texas A&M Kansas State (1–0) Kansas State (2–0) Kansas State (2–0) Ohio State (2–1) USC (3–1) Arizona State (4–1) Stanford (4–2) Clemson (5–2) Oklahoma (5–2) Duke (7–1) LSU (7–3) Missouri (8–2) Marshall (11–0) Louisville (9–3) Louisville (9–3) Utah (9–4) 20.
21. Kansas State South Carolina (0–1) Nebraska (2–0) USC (2–1) BYU (4–0) East Carolina (3–1) Nebraska (5–1) Texas A&M (5–2) USC (5–2) Clemson (6–2) Arizona (6–2) Marshall (9–0) Utah (7–3) Colorado State (10–1) Auburn (8–4) Boise State (11–2) USC (9–4) 21.
22. Nebraska Missouri (1–0) Missouri (2–0) Nebraska (3–0) USC (2–1) Kansas State (3–1) Stanford (3–2) Clemson (4–2) Marshall (7–0) West Virginia (6–2) Marshall (8–0) т Wisconsin (7–2) Oklahoma (7–3) Minnesota (8–3) Boise State (10–2) Nebraska (9–3) Marshall (13–1) 22.
23. North Carolina North Carolina (1–0) South Carolina (1–1) BYU (3–0) Duke (4–0) Oklahoma State (3–1) Georgia Tech (5–0) Utah (4–1) LSU (6–2) Marshall (8–0) Utah (6–2) т Georgia Tech (8–2) Colorado State (9–1) Louisville (8–3) Nebraska (9–3) LSU (8–4) Auburn (8–5) 23.
24. Texas Clemson (0–1) Clemson (1–1) Clemson (1–1) East Carolina (3–1) Arizona State (3–1) Missouri (4–1) Marshall (6–0) Minnesota (6–1) Duke (6–1) Wisconsin (6–2) Oklahoma (6–3) USC (7–3) Clemson (8–3) LSU (8–4) Oklahoma (8–4) Louisville (9–4) 24.
25. Washington Texas (1–0) North Carolina (2–0) North Carolina (2–0) Kansas State (2–1) TCU (3–0) Clemson (3–2) USC (4–2) West Virginia (5–2) UCLA (6–2) West Virginia (6–3) Colorado State (9–1) Duke (8–2) Boise State (9–2) Minnesota (8–4) Utah (8–4) Memphis (10–3) 25.
Preseason
Jul 31[1]
Week 1
Sep 2[4]
Week 2
Sep 7[5]
Week 3
Sep 14[6]
Week 4
Sep 21[7]
Week 5
Sep 28[8]
Week 6
Oct 5[9]
Week 7
Oct 12[10]
Week 8
Oct 19[11]
Week 9
Oct 26[12]
Week 10
Nov 2[13]
Week 11
Nov 9[14]
Week 12
Nov 16[15]
Week 13
Nov 23[16]
Week 14
Nov 30[17]
Week 15
Dec 7[18]
Week 16 (Final)
Jan 13[19]
Dropped:
Washington
Dropped:
Texas
Dropped:
Virginia Tech
Dropped:
  • Missouri
  • Clemson
  • North Carolina
Dropped:
  • South Carolina
  • Duke
Dropped:
  • LSU
  • Wisconsin
  • BYU
  • USC
Dropped:
  • UCLA
  • Georgia Tech
  • Missouri
Dropped:
  • Oklahoma State
  • Stanford
  • Texas A&M
Dropped:
  • USC
  • Minnesota
Dropped:
East Carolina
Dropped:
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
Dropped:
  • Notre Dame
  • Clemson
  • LSU
Dropped:
  • Nebraska
  • Utah
  • USC
  • Duke
Dropped:
  • Marshall
  • Colorado State
Dropped:
Minnesota
Dropped:
  • Nebraska
  • LSU
  • Oklahoma

CFP Rankings[edit]

Week 9
Oct 28[12]
Week 10
Nov 4[13]
Week 11
Nov 11[14]
Week 12
Nov 18[15]
Week 13
Nov 25[16]
Week 14
Dec 2[17]
Week 15 (Final)
Dec 7[18]
1. Mississippi State (7–0) Mississippi State (8–0) Mississippi State (9–0) Alabama (9–1) Alabama (10–1) Alabama (11–1) Alabama (12–1) 1.
2. Florida State (7–0) Florida State (8–0) Oregon (9–1) Oregon (9–1) Oregon (10–1) Oregon (11–1) Oregon (12–1) 2.
3. Auburn (6–1) Auburn (7–1) Florida State (9–0) Florida State (10–0) Florida State (11–0) TCU (10–1) Florida State (13–0) 3.
4. Ole Miss (7–1) Oregon (8–1) TCU (8–1) Mississippi State (9–1) Mississippi State (10–1) Florida State (12–0) Ohio State (12–1) 4.
5. Oregon (7–1) Alabama (7–1) Alabama (8–1) TCU (9–1) TCU (9–1) Ohio State (11–1) Baylor (11–1) 5.
6. Alabama (7–1) TCU (7–1) Arizona State (8–1) Ohio State (9–1) Ohio State (10–1) Baylor (10–1) TCU (11–1) 6.
7. TCU (6–1) Kansas State (7–1) Baylor (8–1) Baylor (8–1) Baylor (9–1) Arizona (10–2) Mississippi State (10–2) 7.
8. Michigan State (7–1) Michigan State (7–1) Ohio State (8–1) Ole Miss (8–2) UCLA (9–2) Michigan State (10–2) Michigan State (10–2) 8.
9. Kansas State (6–1) Arizona State (7–1) Auburn (7–2) UCLA (8–2) Georgia (9–2) Kansas State (9–2) Ole Miss (9–3) 9.
10. Notre Dame (6–1) Notre Dame (7–1) Ole Miss (8–2) Georgia (8–2) Michigan State (9–2) Mississippi State (10–2) Arizona (10–3) 10.
11. Georgia (6–1) Ole Miss (7–2) UCLA (8–2) Michigan State (8–2) Arizona (9–2) Georgia Tech (10–2) Kansas State (9–3) 11.
12. Arizona (6–1) Baylor (7–1) Michigan State (7–2) Kansas State (7–2) Kansas State (8–2) Ole Miss (9–3) Georgia Tech (10–3) 12.
13. Baylor (6–1) Nebraska (8–1) Kansas State (7–2) Arizona State (8–2) Arizona State (9–2) Wisconsin (10–2) Georgia (9–3) 13.
14. Arizona State (6–1) Ohio State (7–1) Arizona (7–2) Auburn (7–3) Wisconsin (9–2) Georgia (9–3) UCLA (9–3) 14.
15. Nebraska (7–1) Oklahoma (6–2) Georgia (7–2) Arizona (8–2) Auburn (8–3) UCLA (9–3) Arizona State (9–3) 15.
16. Ohio State (6–1) LSU (7–2) Nebraska (8–1) Wisconsin (8–2) Georgia Tech (9–2) Missouri (10–2) Missouri (10–3) 16.
17. Utah (6–1) Utah (6–2) LSU (7–3) Utah (7–3) Missouri (9–2) Arizona State (9–3) Clemson (9–3) 17.
18. Oklahoma (5–2) UCLA (7–2) Notre Dame (7–2) Georgia Tech (9–2) Minnesota (8–3) Clemson (9–3) Wisconsin (10–3) 18.
19. LSU (7–2) Arizona (6–2) Clemson (7–2) USC (7–3) Ole Miss (8–3) Auburn (8–4) Auburn (8–4) 19.
20. West Virginia (6–2) Georgia (6–2) Wisconsin (7–2) Missouri (8–2) Oklahoma (8–3) Oklahoma (8–3) Boise State (11–2) 20.
21. Clemson (6–2) Clemson (6–2) Duke (8–1) Oklahoma (7–3) Clemson (8–3) Louisville (9–3) Louisville (9–3) 21.
22. UCLA (6–2) Duke (7–1) Georgia Tech (8–2) Clemson (7–3) Louisville (8–3) Boise State (10–2) Utah (8–4) 22.
23. East Carolina (6–1) West Virginia (6–3) Utah (6–3) Nebraska (8–2) Boise State (9–2) Utah (8–4) LSU (8–4) 23.
24. Duke (6–1) Georgia Tech (7–2) Texas A&M (7–3) Louisville (7–3) Marshall (11–0) LSU (8–4) USC (8–4) 24.
25. Louisville (6–2) Wisconsin (6–2) Minnesota (7–2) Minnesota (7–3) Utah (7–4) USC (8–4) Minnesota (8–4) 25.
Week 9
Oct 28[12]
Week 10
Nov 4[13]
Week 11
Nov 11[14]
Week 12
Nov 18[15]
Week 13
Nov 25[16]
Week 14
Dec 2[17]
Week 15 (Final)
Dec 7[18]
Dropped:
  • East Carolina
  • Louisville
Dropped:
  • Oklahoma
  • West Virginia
Dropped:
  • LSU
  • Notre Dame
  • Duke
  • Texas A&M
Dropped:
  • USC
  • Nebraska
Dropped:
  • Minnesota
  • Marshall
Dropped:
Oklahoma

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