College Football Rankings Archive

The current system for ranking college football teams began with the AP Poll in the 1936 season. The UPI Poll was introduced in 1950, but was later replaced in 1991 by the USA Today Coaches Poll. Beginning in 1968, the AP Poll was released after the bowl games. The UPI Poll released final rankings of teams after the bowl games like the AP Poll in 1974.

Other polls and computer rankings have always been around, but the national champion has always been determined by who won the AP Poll and the UPI/USA Today Coaches Poll. If different teams won each poll, it was a split title that year.

Click a year below to see any season’s final rankings:

1930’s:

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1936
1937
1938
1939

1970’s:

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

2010’s:

2010
2011

1940’s:

1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949

1980’s:

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

1950’s:

1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959

1990’s:

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

1960’s:

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

2000’s:

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

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