2020 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

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Two human polls and a committee's selections comprise the 2020 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 begin in the preseason—the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll. One additional poll, the College Football Playoff (CFP) ranking, is released midway through the season after the ninth week. The CFP rankings determine who makes the four-team playoff which determines the College Football Playoff National Champion.

Legend[edit]

  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
  Selected for College Football Playoff
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  Win-loss record
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  Number of first place votes
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Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

AP Poll[edit]

Preseason
Aug 24[1]
Week 1
N/A[a]
Week 2
Sep 13[2]
Week 3
Sep 20[3]
Week 4
Sep 27[4]
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14
Dec 6
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 12
1.Clemson (38)Clemson (1–0) (60)Clemson (2–0) (59)Clemson (2–0) (55)1.
2.Ohio State* (21)Alabama (0–0)Alabama (0–0) (1)Alabama (1–0) (3)2.
3.Alabama (2)Oklahoma (1–0)Oklahoma (1–0)Florida (1–0)3.
4.GeorgiaGeorgia (0–0)Georgia (0–0)Georgia (1–0)4.
5.OklahomaFlorida (0–0)Florida (0–0)Notre Dame (2–0)5.
6.LSU (1)LSU (0–0) (1)LSU (0–0) (1)Ohio State (0–0) (4)6.
7.Penn State*Notre Dame (1–0)Notre Dame (2–0)Auburn (1–0)7.
8.FloridaAuburn (0–0)Auburn (0–0) тMiami (FL) (3–0)8.
9.Oregon*Texas (1–0)Texas (1–0) тTexas (2–0)9.
10.Notre DameTexas A&M (0–0)Texas A&M (0–0)Penn State (0–0)10.
11.AuburnOklahoma State (0–0)North Carolina (1–0)UCF (2–0)11.
12.Wisconsin*North Carolina (1–0)Miami (FL) (2–0)North Carolina (1–0)12.
13.Texas A&MCincinnati (0–0)UCF (1–0)Texas A&M (1–0)13.
14.TexasUCF (0–0)Cincinnati (1–0)Oregon (0–0)14.
15.Oklahoma StateTennessee (0–0)Oklahoma State (1–0)Cincinnati (2–0)15.
16.Michigan*Memphis (1–0)Tennessee (0–0)Mississippi State (1–0)16.
17.USC*Miami (FL) (1–0)Memphis (1–0)Oklahoma State (2–0)17.
18.North CarolinaLouisville (1–0)BYU (1–0)Oklahoma (1–1)18.
19.Minnesota*Louisiana (1–0)Louisiana (2–0)Wisconsin (0–0)19.
20.CincinnatiVirginia Tech (0–0)Virginia Tech (0–0)LSU (0–1)20.
21.UCFBYU (1–0)Pittsburgh (2–0)Tennessee (1–0)21.
22.Utah*Army (2–0)Army (2–0)BYU (2–0)22.
23.Iowa StateKentucky (0–0) тKentucky (0–0)Michigan (0–0)23.
24.Iowa*Appalachian State (1–0) тLouisville (1–1)Pittsburgh (3–0)24.
25.TennesseePittsburgh (1–0)Marshall (2–0)Memphis (1-0)25.
Preseason
Aug 24[1]
Week 1
N/A[a]
Week 2
Sep 13[2]
Week 3
Sep 20[3]
Week 4
Sep 27[4]
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14
Dec 6
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 12
NoneDropped:
  • Ohio State
  • Penn State
  • Oregon
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • USC
  • Minnesota
  • Utah
  • Iowa State
  • Iowa
Dropped:
Appalachian State
Dropped:
  • Louisiana
  • Virginia Tech
  • Army
  • Kentucky
  • Louisville
  • Marshall
NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone

*Teams whose season had been suspended were still ranked in the preseason poll; such teams were not considered after Week 1.[5]

Coaches Poll[edit]

Preseason
Aug 6[6]
Week 1
N/A[b]
Week 2
Sep 13[7]
Week 3
Sep 20[8]
Week 4
Sep 27[9]
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14
Dec 6
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 12
1.Clemson (38)Clemson (1–0) (37)Clemson (2–0) (44)Clemson (2–0) (42)1.
2.Ohio State (17)Alabama (0–0) (1)Alabama (0–0) (1)Alabama (1–0) (4)2.
3.Alabama (4)Oklahoma (1–0)Oklahoma (1–0) тFlorida (1–0)3.
4.GeorgiaGeorgia (0–0)Georgia (0–0) тGeorgia (1–0)4.
5.LSULSU (0–0) (3)LSU (0–0) (1)Notre Dame (2–0)5.
6.OklahomaFlorida (0–0)Florida (0–0)Ohio State (0–0) (2)6.
7.Penn StateNotre Dame (1–0)Notre Dame (0–0)Auburn (1–0)7.
8.FloridaTexas (1–0)Auburn (0–0)Miami (FL) (3–0)8.
9.OregonAuburn (0–0)Texas (1–0)Texas (2–0)9.
10.Notre DameTexas A&M (0–0)Ohio State (0–0) (2)Penn State (0–0)10.
11.AuburnNorth Carolina (1–0)Texas A&M (0–0)North Carolina (1–0)11.
12.WisconsinOklahoma State (0–0)North Carolina (1–0)UCF (2–0)12.
13.Texas A&MUCF (0–0)Penn State (0–0)Texas A&M (1–0)13.
14.TexasCincinnati (0–0)Miami (FL) (2–0)Mississippi State (1–0)14.
15.MichiganMemphis (1–0)UCF (1–0)Cincinnati (2–0)15.
16.Oklahoma StateLouisville (1–0)Cincinnati (1–0)Oklahoma (1–1)16.
17.USCTennessee (0–0)Wisconsin (0–0)LSU (0–1)17.
18.MinnesotaMiami (1–0)Oklahoma State (1–0)Wisconsin (0–0)18.
19.North CarolinaVirginia Tech (0–0)Michigan (0–0)Oklahoma State (2–0)19.
20.UtahKentucky (0–0)Memphis (1–0)Tennessee (1–0)20.
21.UCFLouisiana (1–0)Tennessee (0–0)Michigan (0–0)21.
22.CincinnatiBYU (1–0)Minnesota (0–0)BYU (2–0)22.
23.IowaAppalachian State (1–0)BYU (1–0)Virginia Tech (1–0)23.
24.Virginia TechBaylor (0–0)Virginia Tech (0–0)Memphis (1–0)24.
25.Iowa StateArmy (2–0)Louisiana (2–0)Pittsburgh (3–0)25.
Preseason
Aug 6[6]
Week 1
N/A[b]
Week 2
Sep 13[7]
Week 3
Sep 20[8]
Week 4
Sep 27[9]
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14
Dec 6
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 12
NoneDropped:
  • Ohio State
  • Penn State
  • Oregon
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • USC
  • Minnesota
  • Utah
  • Iowa
  • Iowa State
Dropped:
  • Louisville
  • Kentucky
  • Appalachian State
  • Baylor
  • Army
Dropped:
  • Minnesota
  • Louisiana
NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone

CFP Rankings[edit]

Week 11
Nov 17
Week 12
Nov 24
Week 13
Dec 1
Week 14
Dec 8
Week 15 (Final)
Dec 15
Week 11
Nov 17
Week 12
Nov 24
Week 13
Dec 1
Week 14
Dec 8
Week 15 (Final)
Dec 15
NoneNoneNoneNone

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No Rankings were announced, the top 25 rankings from the preseason remained the same.
  2. ^ No Rankings were announced, the top 25 rankings from the preseason remained the same.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AP Top 25 Poll". AP.org. Associated Press. August 24, 2020.
  2. ^ "AP Top 25 Poll". AP.org. Associated Press. September 13, 2020.
  3. ^ "AP Top 25 Poll". AP.org. Associated Press. September 20, 2020.
  4. ^ "AP Top 25 Poll". AP.org. Associated Press. September 27, 2020.
  5. ^ Russo, Ralph (September 13, 2020). "AP Top 25: La.-Lafayette leads 10 new teams in rankings". Associated Press. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
  6. ^ "Amway Coaches Poll: August 6, 2020". USAToday.com. August 6, 2020.
  7. ^ "Amway Coaches Poll: September 13, 2020". USAToday.com. September 13, 2020.
  8. ^ "Amway Coaches Poll: September 20, 2020". USAToday.com. September 20, 2020.
  9. ^ "Amway Coaches Poll: September 27, 2020". USAToday.com. September 27, 2020.