The Top 100: An all-time first for venerable AP Top 25
The Associated Press has been ranking the best teams in college football for the last 80 seasons.
For the first time since that first poll in 1936, the AP has compiled an all-time Top 100 based on a formula that counts poll appearances (one point) to mark consistency, No. 1 rankings (one bonus point) to acknowledge elite programs, and a bonus for AP championships won (10 points).
The top five teams using those criteria: Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Alabama and Southern California.