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Associated Press College Football Poll

AP preseason No. 1s

The No. 1 ranked team in the annual Associated Press preseason 
college football poll. The preseason poll was started in 1950 
(x-denotes eventual national champion): 

1950 - Notre Dame 
1951 - Tennessee - x 
1952 - Michigan State - x 
1953 - Notre Dame 
1954 - Notre Dame 
1955 - UCLA 
1956 - Oklahoma - x 
1957 - Oklahoma 
1958 - Ohio State 
1959 - Louisiana St. 
1960 - Syracuse 
1961 - Iowa 
1962 - Ohio State 
1963 - Southern Cal 
1964 - Mississippi 
1965 - Nebraska 
1966 - Alabama 
1967 - Notre Dame 
1968 - Purdue 
1969 - Ohio State 
1970 - Ohio State 
1971 - Notre Dame 
1972 - Nebraska 
1973 - Southern Cal 
1974 - Oklahoma - x 
1975 - Oklahoma - x 
1976 - Nebraska 
1977 - Oklahoma 
1978 - Alabama - x 
1979 - Southern Cal 
1980 - Ohio State 
1981 - Michigan 
1982 - Pittsburgh 
1983 - Nebraska 
1984 - Auburn 
1985 - Oklahoma - x 
1986 - Oklahoma 
1987 - Oklahoma 
1988 - Florida State 
1989 - Michigan 
1990 - Miami 
1991 - Florida State 
1992 - Miami 
1993 - Florida State - x 
1994 - Florida 
1995 - Florida State 
1996 - Nebraska 
1997 - Penn State 
1998 - Ohio State 
1999 - Florida State - x 
2000 - Nebraska 
2001 - Florida 
2002 - Miami
2003 - Oklahoma
2004 - Southern Cal - x
2005 - Southern Cal
2006 - Ohio State
2007 - Southern Cal
2008 - Georgia
2009 - Florida
2010 - Alabama
2011 - Oklahoma
2012 - Southern Cal
2013 - Alabama
2014 - Florida State
2015 - Ohio State
2016 - Alabama
2017 - Alabama