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GeorgeReymond
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AP Poll History/SEC Rankings
In the upcoming days (Aug 19th at 12:00 ET), the Associated Press will release their 2019 AP preseason Top 25 poll.

Below shows how the SEC compares historically in the number of weeks ranked & the number of weeks ranked at AP No. 1.

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AP History

The Associated Press began its college football poll on Oct. 19, 1936, and it is now the longest-running poll of those that award national titles at the end of the season. A panel of 62 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country vote on the poll weekly. All of the voters have an extensive background in covering college football.

While the AP Poll currently lists the Top 25 teams in the nation, from 1936 to 1961 the wire service only ranked 20 teams. From 1962 to 1967 only 10 teams were recognized. From 1968 to 1988, the AP again resumed its Top 20 before expanding to the current 25 teams in 1989.

The first AP preseason poll started in 1950.

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HempHead
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re: AP Poll History/SEC Rankings
14% of the time Alabama has been ranked, it has been #1.


TigerMeister
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re: AP Poll History/SEC Rankings
118 weeks at no.1 is insane. I’m curious as to how many of those are under Saban. I’m guessing close to half.


CNB
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re: AP Poll History/SEC Rankings
I’d cry, but as a Gamecock fan I’m not happy unless I’m disappointed


remaster916
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re: AP Poll History/SEC Rankings
More then half, around 80 weeks Bama has been number 1 under Saban.

Since the final poll of the 15 season, Bama has only not been ranked number 1 in 4 polls.
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GeorgeReymond
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re: AP Poll History/SEC Rankings
Absolutely insane


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armytide373
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Since the final poll of the 15 season, Bama has only not been ranked number 1 in 4 polls.

That will grow this year. Bama's streak on consecutive years ranked #1 at some point in the season may also be in jeopardy.


skrayper
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Percentage of time in the AP poll that was spent at #1:

Alabama - 14.92%
Florida - 6.83%
LSU - 4.86%
Tennessee - 3.26%
Georgia - 2.59%
Mississippi State - 2.48%
Ole Miss - 1.73%
Auburn - 1.59%
Texas A&M - 1.38%
Missouri - 0.79%
Arkansas - 0.24%

Only 43 schools have ever been ranked #1.

The top 6 schools (Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, USC, Florida State) have been ranked #1 (585 times) more than the rest of college football combined (566 times). That means that 4.7% of the schools have 50.8% of the #1 rankings.

If you combined every school with at least 11 times (#21 on the list) or less, they'd have less than Alabama (118 vs 113) - or essentially more than 109 schools combined.

Alabama has more than than #3-#14 in the SEC combined (Florida pushes the the number over Alabama's total for the rest of the SEC combined).

If Clemson stays number #1 throughout the season (Preseason + 15 weeks), they will go from #21 on the list to #14 on the list.


remaster916
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That will grow this year. Bama's streak on consecutive years ranked #1 at some point in the season may also be in jeopardy


Clemson will be number 1 until the final poll, Bama will take over after beating Clemson in the natty.


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CapstoneGrad06
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re: AP Poll History/SEC Rankings
Alabama has spent 118 weeks at #1. The rest of the SEC combines for 133 weeks.


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Korin
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re: AP Poll History/SEC Rankings
It's only a matter of time before Alabama breaks or record of spending like 12+ consecutive years ranked.

our, not or

http://collegepollarchive.com/football/ap/app_streaks_weeks.cfm?streak=top25&active=no
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Korin
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Percentage of time in the AP poll that was spent at #1:

Alabama - 14.92%
Florida - 6.83%
LSU - 4.86%
Tennessee - 3.26%
Georgia - 2.59%
Mississippi State - 2.48%
Ole Miss - 1.73%
Auburn - 1.59%
Texas A&M - 1.38%
Missouri - 0.79%
Arkansas - 0.24%

Only 43 schools have ever been ranked #1.

The top 6 schools (Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, USC, Florida State) have been ranked #1 (585 times) more than the rest of college football combined (566 times). That means that 4.7% of the schools have 50.8% of the #1 rankings.

If you combined every school with at least 11 times (#21 on the list) or less, they'd have less than Alabama (118 vs 113) - or essentially more than 109 schools combined.

Alabama has more than than #3-#14 in the SEC combined (Florida pushes the the number over Alabama's total for the rest of the SEC combined).

If Clemson stays number #1 throughout the season (Preseason + 15 weeks), they will go from #21 on the list to #14 on the list.

I know this would only go back to 98 but I'd like to see BCS/CFP rankings since they actually waited until halfway through the season and didn't do any preseason BS.


skrayper
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I know this would only go back to 98 but I'd like to see BCS/CFP rankings since they actually waited until halfway through the season and didn't do any preseason BS.


That would be interesting, but way too much time for me to spend on it.


Korin
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Didn't take as long as I thought it would.



bamagreycoat
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Clemson will remain #1 this entire season unless they get upset and I don’t see that happening if A&M can’t pull it off. So yes this season will stop our Bama streak of being #1 at some point in a season. That sucks.


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EasterEgg
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re: AP Poll History/SEC Rankings
The Big 6 strikes again. Sorry to the other 8. Better luck next century.


Farmer1906
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re: AP Poll History/SEC Rankings
Big 6.
Middle 1.
Little 7.


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KaiserSoze99
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I’d cry, but as a Gamecock fan I’m not happy unless I’m disappointed





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BobLeeDagger
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re: AP Poll History/SEC Rankings
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GeorgeReymond



Long time no talk George. Hope you can make it up to Stark this year.


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EasterEgg
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Didn't take as long as I thought it would. 

Nice work. But Tenn better shape up before they slip to 7.


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