Alabama Football Ranked in AP Top 25 for 200th Consecutive Poll

Christopher Walsh

The University of Alabama football program hit an historic landmark when the Crimson Tide was ranked for the 200th consecutive AP Top 25 poll on Sunday. 

That streak is the longest active streak in college football. Second is Clemson at 89. Ohio State previously held the second-longest streak behind the Crimson Tide but did not appear in the Week 2 iteration of the poll. Prior to their absence, the Buckeyes had appeared in the AP rankings for 132 straight weeks. 

Alabama’s 200 straight weeks tops the Crimson Tide’s previous program-long streak of 71 straight weeks under head coach Gene Stallings in the mid-1990s.

The Crimson Tide remained at No. 2 following its 38-19 season-opening victory at Missouri. 

Clemson remained No. 1 with 55 first-place votes, followed by Alabama at No. 2 with three first-place votes.

AP Top 25

Team, Previous, Points 

1 Clemson (55) 1,542 1 2-0

2 Alabama (3) 1,473 2 1-0

3 Florida 1,324 5 1-0

4 Georgia 1,310 4 1-0

5 Notre Dame 1,231 7 2-0

6 *Ohio State (4) 1,169 NR 0-0

7 Auburn 1,133 8 1-0

8 Miami (Fla.) 1,045 12 3-0

9 Texas 862 8 2-0

10 *Penn State 840 NR 0-0

11 UCF 743 13 2-0

12 North Carolina 734 11 1-0

13 Texas A&M 705 10 1-0

14 *Oregon 651 NR 0-0

15 Cincinnati 646 14 2-0

16 Mississippi State 590 NR 1-0

17 Oklahoma State 555 15 2-0

18 Oklahoma 535 3 1-1

19 *Wisconsin 510 NR 0-0

20 LSU 401 6 0-1

21 Tennessee 377 16 1-0

22 Brigham Young 295 18 2-0

23 *Michigan 277 NR 0-0

24 Pittsburgh 248 21 3-0

25 Memphis 196 17 1-0

Others receiving votes: Virginia Tech 195, Louisiana-Lafayette 126, *Minnesota 110, *Southern Cal 104, Kansas State 60, SMU 37, Marshall 31, Baylor 22, *Iowa 16, *Utah 14, Virginia 12, Arkansas State 11, UAB 5, Washington 4, Kentucky 4, Louisville 4, Army 3 

* Have not played  game yet

USA Today Coaches Poll 

Alabama remained second in the latest coaches poll, but gained three first-place votes.

1 Clemson (42) 1,194 1 2-0

2 Alabama (4) 1,114 2 1-0

3 Florida 1,038 6 1-0

4 Georgia 1,006 3 01-0

5 Notre Dame 971 7 2-0

6 Ohio State 890 10 0-0

7 Auburn 889 8 1-0

8 Miami (Fla.) 795 14 3-0

9 Texas 745 9 2-0

10 Penn State 589 13 0-0

11 North Carolina 578 12 1-0

12 UCF 577 15 2-0

13 Texas A&M 561 11 1-0

14 Mississippi State 492 NR 1-0

15 Cincinnati 480 16 2-0

16 Oklahoma 473 3 1-1

17 LSU 445 5 0-1

18 Wisconsin 438 17 0-0 

19 Oklahoma State 374 18 2-0

20 Tennessee 321 21 1-0

21 Michigan 271 19 0-0

22 BYU 260 23 2-0

23 Virginia Tech 215 24 1-0

24 Memphis 510 16 1-0

25 Pittsburgh 179 NR 3-0

Dropped out: No. 22 Minnesota; No. 25 UL Lafayette.

Others receiving votes: UL Lafayette 108; Minnesota 106; Southern Methodist 46; Kansas State 33; Iowa 32; Virginia 29; Baylor 25; Marshall 22; Kentucky 17; Arkansas St. 16; Boston College 9; South Carolina 6; Nebraska 4; UAB 3; Coastal Carolina 3; Army 3; Louisiana Tech 2; Mississippi 1.

SI Top 10

1. Clemson

2. Alabama

3. Miami

4. Mississippi State

5. Notre Dame

6. UCF

7. Florida

8. Cincinnati 

9. North Carolina 

10. BYU

Also considered: Auburn, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Georgia, Louisiana, Marshall, Oklahoma State, SMU.

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