2016 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

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Two human polls and a committee's selections comprised the 2016 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, instead that title is bestowed by one or more different polling agencies. There are two main weekly polls that began in the preseason—the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll. One additional poll was released midway through the season; the College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings are released after the eighth week.

This was the third season of the four-team College Football Playoff system which replaced the previous Bowl Championship Series system. At the conclusion of the regular season, on Sunday, December 4, 2016, the final CFP rankings determined who would play in the two bowl games designated as semifinals for the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship on January 9, 2017, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Legend[edit]

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  Selected for College Football Playoff
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AP Poll[edit]

Preseason
Aug 21[1]
Week 1
Sep 6[2]
Week 2
Sep 11[3]
Week 3
Sep 18[4]
Week 4
Sep 25[5]
Week 5
Oct 2[6]
Week 6
Oct 10[7]
Week 7
Oct 16[8]
Week 8
Oct 23[9]
Week 9
Oct 30[10]
Week 10
Nov 6[11]
Week 11
Nov 13[12]
Week 12
Nov 20[13]
Week 13
Nov 27[14]
Week 14
Dec 4[15]
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 10
1.Alabama (33)Alabama (1–0) (54)Alabama (2–0) (56)Alabama (3–0) (50)Alabama (4–0) (50)Alabama (5–0) (53)Alabama (6–0) (56)Alabama (7–0) (60)Alabama (8–0) (60)Alabama (8–0) (60)Alabama (9–0) (60)Alabama (10–0) (61)Alabama (11–0) (61)Alabama (12–0) (61)Alabama (13–0)Clemson (14–1) (60)1.
2.Clemson (16)Clemson (1–0) (2)Florida State (2–0) (4)Ohio State (3–0) (4)Ohio State (3–0) (4)Ohio State (4–0) (6)Ohio State (5–0) (2)Ohio State (6–0)Michigan (7–0) (1)Michigan (8–0) (1)Michigan (9–0) (1)Ohio State (9–1)Ohio State (10–1)Ohio State (11–1)Ohio State (11-1)Alabama (14–1)2.
3.Oklahoma (4)Florida State (1–0) (4)Ohio State (2–0)Louisville (3–0) (6)Louisville (4–0) (6)Clemson (5–0) (1)Clemson (6–0) (2)Michigan (6–0) (1)Clemson (7–0)Clemson (8–0)Clemson (9–0)Louisville (9–1)Michigan (10–1)Clemson (11–1)Clemson (12-1)USC (10–3)3.
4.Florida State (5)Ohio State (1–0)Michigan (2–0) (1)Michigan (3–0) (1)Michigan (4–0) (1)Michigan (5–0) (1)Michigan (6–0) (1)Clemson (7–0)Washington (7–0)Washington (8–0)Washington (9–0)Michigan (9–1)Clemson (10–1)Washington (11–1)Washington (12-1)Washington (12–2)4.
5.LSU (1)Michigan (1–0) (1)Clemson (2–0)Clemson (3–0)Clemson (4–0)Washington (5–0)Washington (6–0)Washington (6–0)Louisville (6–1)Louisville (7–1)Louisville (8–1)Clemson (9–1)Wisconsin (9–2)Michigan (10–2)Penn State (11–2)Oklahoma (11–2)5.
6.Ohio State (1)Houston (1–0)Houston (2–0)Houston (3–0)Houston (4–0)Houston (5–0)Texas A&M (6–0)Texas A&M (6–0)Ohio State (6–1)Ohio State (7–1)Ohio State (8–1)Wisconsin (8–2)Washington (10–1)Wisconsin (10–2)Michigan (10–2)Ohio State (11–2)6.
7.Michigan (1)Stanford (1–0)Stanford (1–0)Stanford (2–0)Stanford (3–0)Louisville (4–1)Louisville (4–1)Louisville (5–1)Nebraska (7–0)Texas A&M (7–1)Wisconsin (7–2)Washington (9–1)Oklahoma (9–2)Oklahoma (9–2)Oklahoma (10–2)Penn State (11–3)7.
8.StanfordWashington (1–0)Washington (2–0)Michigan State (2–0)Wisconsin (4–0)Texas A&M (5–0)Wisconsin (4–1)Nebraska (6–0)Baylor (6–0)Wisconsin (6–2)Auburn (7–2)Oklahoma (8–2)Penn State (9–2)Penn State (10–2)Wisconsin (10–3)Florida State (10–3)8.
9.TennesseeGeorgia (1–0)Wisconsin (2–0)Washington (3–0)Texas A&M (4–0)Tennessee (5–0)Tennessee (5–1)Baylor (6–0)Texas A&M (6–1)Nebraska (7–1)Oklahoma (7–2)Penn State (8–2)Colorado (9–2)Colorado (10–2)USC (9–3)Wisconsin (11–3)9.
10.Notre DameWisconsin (1–0)Louisville (2–0)Texas A&M (3–0)Washington (4–0)Miami (FL) (4–0)Nebraska (5–0)Wisconsin (4–2)West Virginia (6–0)Florida (6–1)Texas A&M (7–2)West Virginia (8–1)Oklahoma State (9–2)USC (9–3)Florida State (9–3)Michigan (10–3)10.
11.Ole MissTexas (1–0)Texas (2–0)Wisconsin (3–0)Tennessee (4–0)Wisconsin (4–1)Baylor (5–0)Houston (6–1)Wisconsin (5–2)Auburn (6–2)West Virginia (7–1)Utah (8–2)Louisville (9–2)Oklahoma State (9–2)Colorado (10–3)Oklahoma State (10–3)11.
12.Michigan StateMichigan State (1–0)Michigan State (1–0)Georgia (3–0)Florida State (3–1)Nebraska (5–0)Ole Miss (3–2)West Virginia (5–0)Florida State (5–2)Oklahoma (6–2)Penn State (7–2)Colorado (8–2)USC (8–3)Florida State (9–3)Western Michigan (13–0)Stanford (10–3)12.
13.TCULouisville (1–0)Iowa (2–0)Florida State (2–1)Baylor (4–0)Baylor (5–0)Houston (5–1)Florida State (5–2)Boise State (7–0)Baylor (6–1)Utah (7–2)Oklahoma State (8–2)Florida (8–2)Western Michigan (12–0)Oklahoma State (9–3)LSU (8–4)13.
14.WashingtonOklahoma (0–1)Oklahoma (1–1)Tennessee (3–0)Miami (FL) (3–0)Ole Miss (3–2)Florida State (4–2)Boise State (6–0)Florida (5–1)West Virginia (6–1)Western Michigan (9–0)Western Michigan (10–0)Western Michigan (11–0)West Virginia (9–2)West Virginia (10–2)Florida (9–4)14.
15.HoustonTCU (1–0)Tennessee (2–0)Miami (FL) (3–0)Nebraska (4–0)Stanford (3–1)Boise State (5–0)Florida (5–1)Auburn (5–2)LSU (5–2)North Carolina (7–2)USC (7–3)Florida State (8–3)Florida (8–3)Louisville (9–3)Western Michigan (13-1)15.
16.UCLAIowa (1–0)Georgia (2–0)Baylor (3–0)Ole Miss (2–2)Arkansas (4–1)Miami (FL) (4–1)Oklahoma (4–2)Oklahoma (5–2)Utah (7–2)Colorado (7–2)LSU (6–3)Auburn (8–3)Louisville (9–3)Stanford (9–3)Virginia Tech (10–4)16.
17.IowaTennessee (1–0)Texas A&M (2–0)Arkansas (3–0)Michigan State (2–1)North Carolina (4–1)Virginia Tech (4–1)Arkansas (5–2)Utah (7–1)Western Michigan (8–0)Oklahoma State (7–2)Florida State (7–3)Nebraska (9–2)Stanford (9–3)Auburn (8–4)Colorado (10–4)17.
18.GeorgiaNotre Dame (0–1)Notre Dame (1–1)LSU (2–1)Utah (4–0)Florida (4–1)Florida (4–1)Tennessee (5–2)Tennessee (5–2)North Carolina (6–2)Virginia Tech (7–2)Auburn (7–3)Houston (9–2)Auburn (8–4)Virginia Tech (9–4)West Virginia (10–3)18.
19.LouisvilleOle Miss (0–1)Ole Miss (1–1)Florida (3–0)San Diego State (3–0)Boise State (4–0)Oklahoma (3–2)Utah (6–1)LSU (5–2)Florida State (5–3)LSU (5–3)Nebraska (8–2)West Virginia (8–2)Virginia Tech (9–3)LSU (7–4)South Florida (11–2)19.
20.USCTexas A&M (1–0)LSU (1–1)Nebraska (3–0)Arkansas (3–1)Oklahoma (2–2)West Virginia (4–0)Western Michigan (7–0)Western Michigan (8–0)Penn State (6–2)Florida State (6–3)Washington State (8–2)Boise State (10–1)Navy (9–2)Florida (8–4)Miami (FL) (9–4)20.
21.Oklahoma StateLSU (0–1)Baylor (2–0)Texas (2–1)TCU (3–1)Colorado (4–1)Utah (5–1)Auburn (4–2)North Carolina (6–2)Colorado (6–2)Nebraska (7–2)Florida (7–2)Utah (8–3)LSU (7–4)Iowa (8–4)Louisville (9–4)21.
22.North CarolinaOklahoma State (1–0)Oregon (2–0)San Diego State (3–0)Texas (2–1)West Virginia (4–0)Arkansas (4–2)North Carolina (5–2)Navy (5–1)Oklahoma State (6–2)Florida (6–2)Boise State (9–1)Texas A&M (8–3)Iowa (8–4)Pittsburgh (8–4)Tennessee (9–4)22.
23.BaylorBaylor (1–0)Florida (2–0)Ole Miss (1–2)Florida (3–1)Florida State (3–2)Auburn (4–2)Ole Miss (3–3)Colorado (6–2)Virginia Tech (6–2)Washington State (7–2)Texas A&M (7–3)Washington State (8–3)Nebraska (9–3)Temple (10–3)Utah (9–4)23.
24.OregonOregon (1–0)Arkansas (2–0)Utah (3–0)Boise State (3–0)Utah (4–1)Western Michigan (6–0)Navy (4–1)Penn State (5–2)Boise State (7–1)Boise State (8–1)San Diego State (9–1)Tennessee (8–3)Pittsburgh (8–4) тNebraska (9–3)Auburn (8–5)24.
25.FloridaMiami (FL) (1–0)Miami (FL) (2–0)Oklahoma (1–2)Georgia (3–1)Virginia Tech (3–1)Navy (4–1)LSU (4–2)Virginia Tech (5–2)Washington State (6–2)Baylor (6–2)Troy (8–1)LSU (6–4)South Florida (10–2) тSouth Florida (10–2)San Diego State (11–3)25.
Preseason
Aug 21[1]
Week 1
Sep 6[2]
Week 2
Sep 11[3]
Week 3
Sep 18[4]
Week 4
Sep 25[5]
Week 5
Oct 2[6]
Week 6
Oct 10[7]
Week 7
Oct 16[8]
Week 8
Oct 23[9]
Week 9
Oct 30[10]
Week 10
Nov 6[11]
Week 11
Nov 13[12]
Week 12
Nov 20[13]
Week 13
Nov 27[14]
Week 14
Dec 4[15]
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 10
Dropped:
  • UCLA
  • USC
  • North Carolina
  • Florida
Dropped:
  • TCU
  • Oklahoma State
Dropped:
  • Iowa
  • Notre Dame
  • Oregon
Dropped:
  • LSU
  • Oklahoma
Dropped:
  • Michigan State
  • San Diego State
  • TCU
  • Texas
  • Georgia
Dropped:
  • Stanford
  • North Carolina
  • Colorado
Dropped:
  • Miami (FL)
  • Virginia Tech
Dropped:
  • Houston
  • Arkansas
  • Ole Miss
Dropped:
  • Tennessee
  • Navy
NoneDropped:
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia Tech
  • Baylor
Dropped:
  • San Diego State
  • Troy
Dropped:
  • Houston
  • Boise State
  • Utah
  • Texas A&M
  • Washington State
  • Tennessee
Dropped:
  • Navy
Dropped:
  • Iowa
  • Pittsburgh
  • Temple
  • Nebraska

Coaches' Poll[edit]

Preseason
Aug 4[16]
Week 1
Sep 6[17]
Week 2
Sep 11[18]
Week 3
Sep 18[19]
Week 4
Sep 25[20]
Week 5
Oct 2[21]
Week 6
Oct 10[22]
Week 7
Oct 16[23]
Week 8
Oct 23[24]
Week 9
Oct 30[25]
Week 10
Nov 6[26]
Week 11
Nov 13[27]
Week 12
Nov 20[28]
Week 13
Nov 27[29]
Week 14
Dec 4[30]
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 10
1.Alabama (55)Alabama (1–0) (62)Alabama (2–0) (62)Alabama (3–0) (60)Alabama (4–0) (61)Alabama (5–0) (57)Alabama (6–0) (58)Alabama (7–0) (61)Alabama (8–0) (63)Alabama (8–0) (63)Alabama (9–0) (62)Alabama (10–0) (63)Alabama (11–0) (63)Alabama (12–0) (64)Alabama (13–0)Clemson (14–1)1.
2.Clemson (7)Clemson (1–0) (2)Florida State (2–0) (1)Ohio State (3–0) (3)Ohio State (3–0) (2)Ohio State (4–0) (3)Ohio State (5–0) (4)Ohio State (6–0) (2)Michigan (7–0) (1)Michigan (8–0)Clemson (9–0) (2)Ohio State (9–1)Ohio State (10–1)Ohio State (11–1)Ohio State (11–1)Alabama (14–1)2.
3.OklahomaFlorida State (1–0)Clemson (2–0) (1)Clemson (3–0) (1)Clemson (4–0) (1)Clemson (5–0) (2)Clemson (6–0) (1)Clemson (7–0) (1)Clemson (7–0)Clemson (8–0) (1)Michigan (9–0)Louisville (9–1)Clemson (10–1)Clemson (11–1)Clemson (12–1)Oklahoma (11–2)3.
4.Florida State (1)Ohio State (1–0)Ohio State (2–0)Louisville (3–0)Louisville (4–0)Michigan (5–0) (1)Michigan (6–0)Michigan (6–0)Washington (7–0)Washington (8–0)Washington (9–0)Michigan (9–1)Michigan (10–1)Washington (11–1)Washington (12–1)Washington (12–2)4.
5.Ohio StateStanford (1–0)Michigan (2–0)Michigan (3–0)Michigan (4–0)Houston (5–0)Washington (6–0)Washington (6–0)Louisville (6–1)Louisville (7–1)Ohio State (8–1)Clemson (9–1)Washington (10–1)Wisconsin (10–2)Penn State (11–2)USC (10–3)5.
6.LSUMichigan (1–0)Stanford (1–0)Stanford (2–0)Stanford (3–0)Washington (5–0)Texas A&M (6–0)Texas A&M (6–0)Nebraska (7–0)Ohio State (7–1)Louisville (8–1)Wisconsin (8–2)Wisconsin (9–2)Michigan (10–2)Michigan (10–2)Ohio State (11–2)6.
7.StanfordHouston (1–0)Houston (2–0)Houston (3–0)Houston (4–0)Texas A&M (5–0)Louisville (4–1)Louisville (5–1)Baylor (6–0)Texas A&M (7–1)Wisconsin (7–2)Washington (9–1)Oklahoma (9–2)Oklahoma (9–2)Oklahoma (10–2)Penn State (11–3)7.
8.MichiganMichigan State (1–0)Michigan State (1–0)Michigan State (2–0)Wisconsin (4–0)Louisville (4–1)Baylor (5–0)Baylor (6–0)Ohio State (6–1)Wisconsin (6–2)Auburn (7–2)Oklahoma (8–2)Penn State (9–2)Penn State (10–2)Wisconsin (10–3)Florida State (10–3)8.
9.Notre DameGeorgia (1–0)Washington (2–0)Washington (3–0)Washington (4–0)Tennessee (5–0)Nebraska (5–0)Nebraska (6–0)West Virginia (6–0)Florida (6–1)Oklahoma (7–2)West Virginia (8–1)Colorado (9–2)Colorado (10–2)USC (9–3)Wisconsin (11–3)9.
10.Tennessee (1)Iowa (1–0)Louisville (2–0)Wisconsin (3–0)Texas A&M (4–0)Miami (FL) (4–0)Wisconsin (4–1)Wisconsin (4–2)Texas A&M (6–1)Nebraska (7–1)West Virginia (7–1)Penn State (8–2)Oklahoma State (9–2)Oklahoma State (9–2)Florida State (9–3)Michigan (10–3)10.
11.Michigan StateWashington (1–0)Iowa (2–0)Georgia (3–0)Tennessee (4–0)Baylor (5–0)Tennessee (5–1)Houston (6–1)Wisconsin (5–2)Oklahoma (6–2)Texas A&M (7–2)Utah (8–2)Louisville (9–2)USC (9–3)Colorado (10–3)Oklahoma State (10–3)11.
12.Ole MissTCU (1–0)Wisconsin (2–0)Tennessee (3–0)Florida State (3–1)Nebraska (5–0)Houston (5–1)Florida (5–1)Florida (5–1)Auburn (6–2)Utah (7–2)Colorado (8–2)USC (8–3)Florida State (9–3)West Virginia (10–2)Stanford (10–3)12.
13.HoustonOklahoma (0–1)Georgia (2–0)Texas A&M (3–0)Baylor (4–0)Wisconsin (4–1)Ole Miss (3–2)West Virginia (5–0)Boise State (7–0)Baylor (6–1)North Carolina (7–2)Oklahoma State (8–2)Florida (8–2)West Virginia (9–2)Oklahoma State (9–3)Florida (9–4)13.
14.TCUTennessee (1–0)Oklahoma (1–1)Florida State (2–1)Miami (FL) (3–0)Ole Miss (3–2)Florida (4–1)Boise State (6–0)Florida State (5–2)LSU (5–2)Penn State (7–2)LSU (6–3)Florida State (8–3)Western Michigan (12–0)Louisville (9–3)LSU (8–4)14.
15.IowaLouisville (1–0)Tennessee (2–0)Baylor (3–0)Nebraska (4–0)Stanford (3–1)Boise State (5–0)Florida State (5–2)Oklahoma (5–2)West Virginia (6–1)Colorado (7–2)Florida State (7–3)Nebraska (9–2)Louisville (9–3)Western Michigan (13–0)Colorado (10–4)15.
16.GeorgiaWisconsin (1–0)Texas (2–0)Florida (3–0)Michigan State (2–1)North Carolina (4–1)Florida State (4–2)Oklahoma (4–2)Utah (7–1)Utah (7–2)Florida (6–2)Auburn (7–3)Auburn (8–3)Florida (8–3)Stanford (9–3)Virginia Tech (10–4)16.
17.USCOklahoma State (1–0)Ole Miss (1–1)LSU (2–1)Ole Miss (2–2)Arkansas (4–1)Miami (FL) (4–1)Arkansas (5–2)Auburn (5–2)North Carolina (6–2)Oklahoma State (7–2)Nebraska (8–2)West Virginia (8–2)Stanford (9–3)Auburn (8–4)West Virginia (10–3)17.
18.WashingtonOle Miss (0–1)Notre Dame (1–1)Arkansas (3–0)Utah (4–0)Florida (4–1)West Virginia (4–0)Utah (6–1)Tennessee (5–2)Western Michigan (8–0)Florida State (6–3)Florida (7–2)Western Michigan (11–0)Virginia Tech (9–3)Florida (8–4)Western Michigan (13–1)18.
19.Oklahoma StateBaylor (1–0)Baylor (2–0)Miami (FL) (3–0)TCU (3–1)Boise State (4–0)Virginia Tech (4–1)Tennessee (5–2)LSU (5–2)Florida State (5–3)LSU (5–3)USC (7–3)Boise State (10–1)Auburn (8–4)Virginia Tech (9–4)South Florida (11–2)19.
20.North CarolinaTexas (1–0)Texas A&M (2–0)Nebraska (3–0)Georgia (3–1)West Virginia (4–0)Oklahoma (3–2)Western Michigan (7–0)North Carolina (6–2)Colorado (6–2)Nebraska (7–2)Washington State (8–2)Utah (8–3)Navy (9–2)LSU (7–4)Louisville (9–4)20.
21.BaylorNotre Dame (0–1)Oregon (2–0)Ole Miss (1–2)Florida (3–1)Florida State (3–2)Utah (5–1)North Carolina (5–2)Western Michigan (8–0)Virginia Tech (6–2)Western Michigan (9–0)Western Michigan (10–0)Houston (9–2)LSU (7–4)Nebraska (9–3)Utah (9–4)21.
22.OregonLSU (0–1)LSU (1–1)TCU (2–1)Arkansas (3–1)Oklahoma (2–2)Arkansas (4–2)Ole Miss (3–3)Navy (5–1)Oklahoma State (6–2)Virginia Tech (7–2)Texas A&M (7–3)Texas A&M (8–3)Nebraska (9–3)South Florida (10–2)Auburn (8–5)22.
23.LouisvilleOregon (1–0)Florida (2–0)Utah (3–0)North Carolina (3–1)Colorado (4–1)Western Michigan (6–0)LSU (4–2)Colorado (6–2)Penn State (6–2)Washington State (7–2)Boise State (9–1)Washington State (8–3)South Florida (10–2)Utah (8–4)Miami (9–4)23.
24.UCLATexas A&M (1–0)Arkansas (2–0)Texas (2–1)San Diego State (3–0)Utah (4–1)Arizona State (5–1)Auburn (4–2)Houston (6–2)Boise State (7–1)Boise State (8–1)North Carolina (7–3)Tennessee (8–3)Utah (8–4)Temple (10–3)Tennessee (9–4)24.
25.FloridaFlorida (1–0)Miami (FL) (2–0)Iowa (2–1)Texas (2–1)Western Michigan (5–0)LSU (3–2)Navy (4–1)Virginia Tech (5–2)Washington State (6–2)Baylor (7–2)San Diego State (9–1)North Carolina (8–3)Iowa (8–4)Iowa (8–4)San Diego State (11–3)25.
Preseason
Aug 4[16]
Week 1
Sep 6[17]
Week 2
Sep 11[18]
Week 3
Sep 18[19]
Week 4
Sep 25[20]
Week 5
Oct 2[21]
Week 6
Oct 10[22]
Week 7
Oct 16[23]
Week 8
Oct 23[24]
Week 9
Oct 30[25]
Week 10
Nov 6[26]
Week 11
Nov 13[27]
Week 12
Nov 20[28]
Week 13
Nov 27[29]
Week 14
Dec 4[30]
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 10
Dropped:
  • USC
  • North Carolina
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • TCU
  • Oklahoma State
Dropped:
  • Oklahoma
  • Notre Dame
  • Oregon
Dropped:
  • LSU
  • Iowa
Dropped:
  • Michigan State
  • TCU
  • Georgia
  • San Diego State
  • Texas
Dropped:
  • Stanford
  • North Carolina
  • Colorado
Dropped:
  • Miami (FL)
  • Virginia Tech
  • Arizona State
Dropped:
  • Arkansas
  • Ole Miss
Dropped:
  • Tennessee
  • Navy
  • Houston
NoneDropped:
  • Virginia Tech
  • Baylor
Dropped:
  • LSU
  • San Diego State
Dropped:
  • Boise State
  • Houston
  • Texas A&M
  • Washington State
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
Dropped:
  • Navy
Dropped:
  • Nebraska
  • Temple
  • Iowa

CFP Rankings[edit]

Week 9
Nov 1[31]
Week 10
Nov 8[32]
Week 11
Nov 15[33]
Week 12
Nov 22[34]
Week 13
Nov 29[35]
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 4[36]
1.Alabama (8–0)Alabama (9–0)Alabama (10–0)Alabama (11–0)Alabama (12–0)Alabama (13–0)1.
2.Clemson (8–0)Clemson (9–0)Ohio State (9–1)Ohio State (10–1)Ohio State (11–1)Clemson (12–1)2.
3.Michigan (8–0)Michigan (9–0)Michigan (9–1)Michigan (10–1)Clemson (11–1)Ohio State (11–1)3.
4.Texas A&M (7–1)Washington (9–0)Clemson (9–1)Clemson (10–1)Washington (11–1)Washington (12–1)4.
5.Washington (8–0)Ohio State (8–1)Louisville (9–1)Washington (10–1)Michigan (10–2)Penn State (11–2)5.
6.Ohio State (7–1)Louisville (8–1)Washington (9–1)Wisconsin (9–2)Wisconsin (10–2)Michigan (10–2)6.
7.Louisville (7–1)Wisconsin (7–2)Wisconsin (8–2)Penn State (9–2)Penn State (10–2)Oklahoma (10–2)7.
8.Wisconsin (6–2)Texas A&M (7–2)Penn State (8–2)Oklahoma (9–2)Colorado (10–2)Wisconsin (10–3)8.
9.Auburn (6–2)Auburn (7–2)Oklahoma (8–2)Colorado (9–2)Oklahoma (9–2)USC (9–3)9.
10.Nebraska (7–1)Penn State (7–2)Colorado (8–2)Oklahoma State (9–2)Oklahoma State (9–2)Colorado (10–3)10.
11.Florida (6–1)Oklahoma (7–2)Oklahoma State (8–2)Louisville (9–2)USC (9–3)Florida State (9–3)11.
12.Penn State (6–2)Colorado (7–2)Utah (8–2)USC (8–3)Florida State (9–3)Oklahoma State (9–3)12.
13.LSU (5–2)Oklahoma State (7–2)USC (7–3)Auburn (8–3)Louisville (9–3)Louisville (9–3)13.
14.Oklahoma (6–2)Virginia Tech (7–2)West Virginia (8–1)Florida State (8–3)Auburn (8–4)Auburn (8–4)14.
15.Colorado (6–2)Utah (7–2)Auburn (7–3)Florida (8–2)Florida (8–3)Western Michigan (13–0)15.
16.Utah (7–2)West Virginia (7–1)LSU (6–3)Nebraska (9–3)West Virginia (9–2)West Virginia (10–2)16.
17.Baylor (6–1)North Carolina (7–2)Florida State (7–3)Tennessee (8–3)Western Michigan (12–0)Florida (8–4)17.
18.Oklahoma State (6–2)Florida State (6–3)Nebraska (8–2)West Virginia (8–2)Stanford (9–3)Stanford (9–3)18.
19.Virginia Tech (6–2)Nebraska (7–2)Tennessee (7–3)Boise State (10–1)Navy (9–2)Utah (8–4)19.
20.West Virginia (6–1)USC (6–3)Boise State (9–1)Houston (9–2)Utah (8–4)LSU (7–4)20.
21.North Carolina (6–2)Western Michigan (9–0)Western Michigan (10–0)Western Michigan (11–0)LSU (7–4)Tennessee (8–4)21.
22.Florida State (5–3)Boise State (8–1)Washington State (8–2)Utah (8–3)Tennessee (8–4)Virginia Tech (9–4)22.
23.Western Michigan (8–0)Washington State (7–2)Florida (7–2)Washington State (8–3)Virginia Tech (9–3)Pittsburgh (8–4)23.
24.Boise State (7–1)LSU (5–3)Stanford (7–3)Stanford (8–3)Houston (9–3)Temple (10–3)24.
25.Washington State (6–2)Arkansas (6–3)Texas A&M (7–3)Navy (8–2)Pittsburgh (8–4)Navy (9–3)25.
Week 9
Nov 1[31]
Week 10
Nov 8[32]
Week 11
Nov 15[33]
Week 12
Nov 22[34]
Week 13
Nov 29[35]
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 4[36]
Dropped:
  • Florida
  • Baylor
Dropped:
  • Virginia Tech
  • North Carolina
  • Arkansas
Dropped:
  • LSU
  • Texas A&M
Dropped:
  • Nebraska
  • Boise State
  • Washington State
Dropped:
  • Houston

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