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. The preseason poll was started in 1950. A panel of 62 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country votes on the poll weekly. Released November 14 RANK TEAM PV RANK CONFERENCE POINTS 1 Georgia (10-0) 1 SEC 1,550 (62) 2 Alabama (9-1) 3 SEC 1,449 3 Cincinnati (10-0) 2 American Athletic 1,420 4 Oregon (9-1) 5 Pac-12 1,353 5 Ohio State (9-1) 6 Big Ten 1,341 6 Notre Dame (9-1) 7 IA Independents 1,175 7 Michigan State (9-1) 8 Big Ten 1,161 8 Michigan (9-1) 9
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