All-time AP Poll NCAA Top 10

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  1. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    Someone has gone through and looked at the historic AP year end rankings and, by assigning points 1-25 in reverse order, determined the highest ranked/best programs of all time.

    Ill link below....but guess first...then lets give some people time for guesses before anyone gives anything away.


    Without looking please....
    Lets here some guesses on which teams you think make the top 10 and which teams are at the top of the list

    Edit: The links all have giveaway info in titles. You guys guess...and Ill post list after we get a fair share in...
     
  2. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Would you please tell us the first year they factored into these polls?
     
  3. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    Good question...
    1936-present
     
  4. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Thanks. So I won’t be saying Princeton or Yale…

    :beertoast:
     
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  5. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    Without Googling anything:

    OU
    Bama
    ND
    Michigan
    Ohio State
    USC
    Nebraska
    Texas
    ...
    ...
    ...
    I have no clue beyond those.
    Was thinking some of the SEC schools but a lot of them had issues over many, many years that kept them out of the Top 10.
    The Florida schools didn't have success until the 70s-80s.
    Clemson had a long dry spell so I doubt they're in.
    The rest of the B1G is kinda crappy throughout history... not enough sustained success from the likes of Wisconsin or Michigan State.
    DEFINITELY not A&M.
     
  6. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    My picks

    1. Notre Dame
    2. Alabama
    3. Oklahoma (sucks)
    4. Michigan
    5. Ohio State
    6. Texas
    7. Nebraska
    8. USC
    9. Penn State
    10. Clemson

    I think Georgia Tech might be a dark horse. They were usually good before the last 20 years or so. Arkansas might slip in there too???
     
  7. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    1 - Oklahoma
    2 - USC
    3 - ND
    4 - Ohio State
    5 - Michigan
    6 - Nebraska
    7 - Alabama
    8 - Georgia
    9 - LSU
    10 - Washington
     
  8. Ajo Macho

    Ajo Macho 250+ Posts

    My guess:

    1. Notre Dame
    2. Alabama
    3. OU
    4. Michigan
    5. USC
    6. Texas
    7. Nebraska
    8. Ohio State
    9. Washington
    10. Georgia

    Others I thought about (in no particular order):
    Georgia Tech, Clemson, Arkansas, Tennessee, Penn State, Pitt, Wisconsin
     
  9. Creek

    Creek 1,000+ Posts

    1. OU
    2. Bama
    3. ND
    4. Ohio State
    5. Michigan
    6. Texas
    7. USC
    8. Nebraska
    9. Penn State
    10. LSU

    just figuring/guessing
     
  10. AC

    AC 2,500+ Posts

    1 - Oklahoma
    2 - Alabama
    3 - Ohio State
    4 - ND
    5 - USC
    6 - Texas
    7 - Nebraska
    8 - Michigan
    9 - LSU
    10 - Washington
     
  11. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    Some who have already guessed may have sought out the ranking and found it....but as far as this thread goes....
    I will post top 10 tomorrow at around 10:30 am

    I will say a couple of you guys have some real good lists that will reflect fairly close
     
  12. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 10,000+ Posts

    I'll give it a shot:

    1. Michigan
    2. Alabama
    3. Ohio St.
    4. Notre Dame
    5. OU
    6. Texas
    7. Yale
    8. Nebraska
    9. Penn St.
    10. Harvard
     
  13. dukesteer

    dukesteer 5,000+ Posts

    1. Alabama
    2. Oklahoma
    3. ND
    4. Ohio State
    5. Michigan
    6. Texas
    7. USC
    8. Nebraska
    9. LSU
    10. Penn State
     
  14. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    1. Notre Dame
    2. Alabama
    3. Nebraska
    4. Oklahoma
    5. Ohio State
    6. Texas
    7. Michigan
    8. Penn State
    9. USC
    10. Florida State
     
  15. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    All right...

    Im sure some of you have searched this out at this point....

    But, here is the official list...

    1. OU
    2. Bama
    3. Ohio St.
    4. Notre Dame
    5. Michigan
    6. USC
    7. Nebraska
    8. Texas
    9. Penn State
    10. Tennessee
    114. aggy ;)
     
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  16. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    I am tied up at the moment with some business but wanted to declare a winner. Dont have time to do justice...
    At first glance -many good entries- some standouts might be:
    Horns11
    Creek
    Duke
    AC maybe
    ....??
    What do you guys think?

    Notable notes include most people overating UT relative to USC. Also many, like me, overating LSU, 5 people guessed #1 correctly, impressed some got Tennesse on there, some guys showing their age (either young or old) lol, and, of course, the absence of aggy....poor aggy.

    Great job, guys!
    (I couldn't participate as I had initially viewed the list)
     
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  17. Vino Bevo

    Vino Bevo Wine - how classy people get drunk

    I have to admit I cheated and looked after the post went up, so didn't place a "guess".

    At least I admitted it! :idk:
     
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  18. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 10,000+ Posts

    :lol: :lmao::trophy:
     
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  19. Creek

    Creek 1,000+ Posts

    I think I had 9 out 10 and some exactly. Almost put Tennessee but thought LSU would of caught up.
     
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  20. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad OSU Game Prediction Champion

    I would have had Bama 1. Not shocked Nebraska and Penn State are in there given history. If not for the last decade Texas might be higher. I'd have guesses 6 or 7 too but glad we are a solid top 10. A little surprised OU is 1.
     
  21. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    2003,

    You have to remember that OU had the two longest winning streaks in NCAA history during that period.
     
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  22. BornOrange0855

    BornOrange0855 250+ Posts

    Notre Dame
    Alabama
    OU
    Ohio State
    Michigan
    Texas
    Nebraska
    USC
    LSU
    Army

    Oops. I didn't look but I came in late. My life story.
     
  23. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    I think many fans (including me) are subconsciously conditioned to think of Notre Dame as the top program historically. Looks like the numbers don’t bear that out.
     

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