AP All-Time College Football Rankings: Best Teams 2010 To 2016

AP All-Time College Football Rankings: Best Teams 2010 To 2016

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AP All-Time College Football Rankings: Best Teams 2010 To 2016

AP All-Time College Football Rankings: Best Teams 2010 To 2016


The AP poll is has been the most consistent ranking system over the long history of college football. Going by the final rankings, what programs come out best? Here are the top programs of the 2010s according to a CFN formula using all the AP’s final polls.


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All-Time Greatest Programs Ranking According to AP

The College Football Playoff has taken over the national championship discussion and focus, but the AP national title winners have mirrored the BCS and then the CFP champs. This one isn’t too tough – It’s Alabama’s decade so far with three national titles in the last seven years.

CFN has created a formula looking back at all the past AP national champions, giving the title winner 25 points, the No. 2 team 24 points, on down to the bottom. Where have the other top programs finished?

2010 AP National Champions
2010 Auburn
2011 Alabama
2012 Alabama
2013 Florida State
2014 Ohio State
2015 Alabama
2016 Clemson

2010s AP Rankings Greatest Teams

These rankings are created according to the CFN scoring system – this isn’t the official AP ranking of its all-time greatest teams.

Rank Team Points Last Year
1 Alabama 156 1
2 Ohio State 125 3
3 Oregon 117 2
4 Stanford 112 4
5 Florida State 104 6
6 Oklahoma 103 7
7 Clemson 99 10
8 Michigan State 90 5
9 LSU 89 9
10 TCU 78 8
11 Wisconsin 74 13
12 Oklahoma State 66 16
13 South Carolina 61 11
14 Baylor 58 12
15 USC 56 T23
16 Auburn 55 T14
17 Boise State 53 T14
18 Michigan 46 25
19 Georgia 45 17
20 Notre Dame 43 18
21 Mississippi State 42 19
22 Missouri 41 20
23 Texas A&M 36 21
24 Arkansas 35 22
25 Kansas State 33 T23
Others Receiving Votes
26 Louisville 31 T26
27 Florida 30 T31
T28 Houston 26 T26
T28 UCLA 26 T26
T30 Virginia Tech 25 T34
31 Washington 23 T57
32 UCF 21 29
T33 Arizona State 19 30
T33 Penn State 19 NR
T33 West Virginia 19 T40
36 Georgia Tech 18 T31
T37 Iowa 17 33
T37 Utah 17 36
39 Nevada 15 T34
50 Northwestern 12 37
T41 North Carolina 11 38
T41 Western Michigan 11 NR
43 Utah State 10 39
T44 Colorado 9 NR
T44 Nebraska 9 T40
T44 Ole Miss 9 T40
T44 Tennessee 9 T50
48 Navy 8 43
T49 Arizona 7 T44
T49 South Florida 7 NR
T49 Texas 7 T44
T52 Miami 6 NR
T52 Oregon State 6 T46
T52 Southern Miss 6 T46
T55 San Jose State 5 T48
T55 Vanderbilt 5 T48
57 Northern Illinois 4 T50
T58 Duke 3 T52
T58 Marshall 3 T52
T58 Maryland 3 T52
T61 Tulsa 2 T55
T61 Western Kentucky 2 T55
T63 Cincinnati 1 T57
T63 Memphis 1 T57
T63 N.C. State 1 T57
T63 San Diego State 1 NR
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