Updated Pac-12 AP CFP Poll Appearances by Season

The Associated Press (AP) Football Poll has run continuously since 1936. Up to 1960, the poll ranked only 20 teams. From 1961 to 1967, it was reduced to just the Top 10.

The Poll returned to ranking the Top 20 teams in 1968, retaining that format through 1988. In 1989, it was expanded to the Top 25, and has not altered its count since.

Initially, AP did not conduct a preseason poll, adding it in 1950.

Through 1968, with the exception of the 1965 poll, AP crowned its national football champion after the regular season, before the bowl games were played.

That changed in 1964, when the regular-season AP champ, Alabama, lost the Orange Bowl to Texas. Consequently, the news organization made plans to hold its poll after the bowl season, beginning in 1967, for the purpose of awarding its national title.

Below you will find tables for each Pac-12 football program, including:

  • The years in which they have appeared in the AP Poll
  • The number of appearances for each season
  • The percentage of the season in which they were ranked
  • Their high and low rankings for each year
  • Their preseason and final rankings, if any

Below the table, you’ll also find the total number of polls in which each program has appeared in its history. USC leads the way in that category, having missed just five of the 86 polls all-time.


Arizona football Pac-12Arizona
YearAppPctPreHighLowFinal
201716%NR2323NR
2015425%221622NR
20141165%NR82119
2012319%NR2224NR
20101169%NR924NR
2009425%NR1823NR
2000318%NR2124NR
1999424%4419NR
199816100%244244
1995529%191725NR
199417100%762020
199317100%1471910
1992847%NR923NR
1990744%NR1625NR
1989953%18152525
19861387%NR101711
1983850%14319NR
197515100%16111818
1974960%17919NR
1973213%NR1919NR
196817%NR1919NR

*Arizona has been ranked in 21 out of 86 seasons.


Arizona State
YearAppPctPreHighLowFinal
2021563%251825TBD
2019529%NR1724NR
201816%NR2323NR
201516%151515NR
20141694%1972012
20131059%NR112520
2011744%NR1825NR
2008318%151515NR
20071275%NR62316
2006425%242225NR
2005638%201420NR
20041381%NR152319
2003424%221622NR
2002317%NR1625NR
1999424%252225NR
1998213%8814NR
19971372%NR122514
199618100%202204
199316%NR2323NR
1991213%NR2425NR
1990319%NR2125NR
1987744%14122020
19861387%NR4184
1984213%131213NR
1983425%NR1320NR
198216100%193196
19811387%2092016
198016%NR2020NR
197917%181818NR
1978213%NR1214NR
1977857%17122018
1976214%3318NR
19751387%NR2182
19741067%15718NR
197315100%148149
19721280%12101913
197115100%148168
19701493%196206
196917%NR1818NR
1968536%171420NR
196018%NR1818NR
1957325%NR111712

*Arizona State has been ranked in 42 out of 86 seasons.


California
YearAppPctPreHighLowFinal
2019212%NR1523NR
201816%NR2424NR
2015425%NR2024NR
2009850%12624NR
2008318%NR2125NR
20071063%12224NR
200616100%982214
20051169%19102525
200416100%124129
200216%NR2323NR
1996211%NR1921NR
1993635%NR162525
1992424%201724NR
19911381%NR6248
1977536%NR1420NR
197617%151515NR
1975640%NR111814
1974427%NR1820NR
1968750%NR818NR
1958325%NR161916
1954325%121218NR
1953218%141416NR
1952655%8311NR
195111100%511912
195010100%144145
19499100%NA2103
19489100%NA494
194710100%NA41515
1944111%NA1212NR
1943111%NA2020NR
19388100%NA31414
19377100%NA122

*Cal has been ranked in 32 out of 86 seasons.


Colorado
YearAppPctPreHighLowFinal
202016%NR2121NR
2018213%NR1921NR
2016956%NR92317
2005319%NR2225NR
2003212%NR1724NR
20021478%772320
20011165%NR3259
2000212%242324NR
1999212%151415NR
1998850%NR1424NR
1997844%8824NR
199618100%55128
199517100%134145
199417100%8283
199317100%1172316
199217100%1271613
199116100%13122520
199016100%51201
198917100%141144
198816%NR1919NR
1978427%NR1319NR
1977857%12315NR
1976750%NR121916
19751173%NR91916
1973747%111019NR
197215100%221616
19711493%NR3133
1970640%NR819NR
1969214%NR161816
1967867%10310NR
1961867%NR6107
196018%NR1818NR
1958325%NR919NR
195718%NR1818NR
1956433%NR182020
1955217%NR1420NR
1954217%NR1117NR
1937457%NA161717

*Colorado has been ranked in 38 out of 86 seasons.


Oregon Ducks Logo Pac-12Oregon
YearAppPctPreHighLowFinal
20218100%11312TBD
20201271%9925NR
201917100%115165
2018956%241224NR
201716%NR2424NR
2016319%242224NR
2015956%772319
201417100%32122
201317100%32129
201216100%5162
201116100%33134
201016100%111113
20091381%1671611
20081165%21102410
20071381%NR22323
20061169%211125NR
20051275%NR62512
2004213%232324NR
2003318%NR1022NR
20021372%15623NR
200117100%72112
20001271%NR5207
1999212%NR192519
19981488%NR1124NR
199616%NR2525NR
19951588%NR102418
1994741%NR112111
1990531%NR1925NR
1989212%NR2223NR
1988318%NR1820NR
198716%NR1616NR
1970213%NR1619NR
1964218%NR710NR
196018%NR1919NR
1959538%NR1116NR
1958217%NR1415NR
1957542%NR1318NR
195618%NR1818NR
1954217%181618NR
1948667%NA9169
1946111%NA1919NR
1941113%NA1616NR
1939111%NA1111NR

*Oregon has been ranked in 43 out of 86 seasons.


Oregon State
YearAppPctPreHighLowFinal
201316%252525NR
20121275%NR72020
2010425%242425NR
2009425%NR1320NR
2008635%NR172518
200716%NR252525
2006213%NR212421
2003212%NR2224NR
200216%NR2323NR
2001529%111022NR
20001165%NR4234
19681071%662015
1967325%NR787
1964327%NR888
1960433%NR1018NR
195818%121212NR
1957650%13719NR
1956650%NR101710
195518%NR1919NR
1951218%NR1518NR
1941563%NA121812
1940225%NA1819NR
1939333%NA1119NR

*Oregon State has been ranked in 23 out of 86 seasons.


Stanford
YearAppPctPreHighLowFinal
2019212%252325NR
2018744%13724NR
20171275%14142320
2016956%871712
20151488%213213
2014847%111125NR
201317100%441311
201216100%217257
201116100%7387
20101594%NR4254
2009425%NR1425NR
20011165%NR102316
1999212%NR2222NR
1997950%181625NR
1995424%NR1623NR
1994212%NR2425NR
1993529%151523NR
199217100%178219
1991531%NR172222
1986533%NR1620NR
1981213%181819NR
1980638%151120NR
197917%131313NR
1978427%NR172017
197717%NR151515
1975213%201820NR
1974213%NR1920NR
1972747%201320NR
197115100%19101910
197015100%103138
19691393%16131919
1968214%NR1418NR
1957217%NR1617NR
1956433%141020NR
1955433%NR162016
195418%NR1717NR
1953764%NR112019
1952218%131313NR
1951982%NR3197
1950440%768NR
1949333%NA1217NR
1946111%NA1717NR
1942225%NA121212
1941563%NA619NR
19408100%NA2102
1937114%NA1313NR

*Stanford has been ranked in 46 out of 86.


UCLA
YearAppPctPreHighLowFinal
2021450%NR1324TBD
201716%NR1625NR
201616%161616NR
20151169%13724NR
20141694%772510
201317100%2192216
2012956%NR1525NR
200816%NR2323NR
2007319%141114NR
20051381%NR72516
2002317%NR2025NR
20011271%17420NR
2000741%NR623NR
1999529%161421NR
199816100%7288
19971478%NR5245
1995741%161224NR
1994529%141318NR
19931165%NR102518
1992741%181119NR
19911063%24192519
1990213%191919NR
1989635%9625NR
198817100%5196
198716100%33139
19861493%441914
19851588%207207
19841063%54199
1983213%20172017
198216100%205205
19811067%13619NR
19801381%NR21813
1979213%NR1720NR
197815100%1281814
1977536%111120NR
197614100%1721715
19751387%145195
1974427%121218NR
197315100%1081812
19721493%NR61515
197117%151515NR
19701067%181319NR
196914100%1761713
1968429%16816NR
19671192%818NR
196613100%4285
1965646%NR484
196118%NR99NR
1960867%NR819NR
1959215%NR1720NR
1957217%NR1519NR
1956217%171719NR
195512100%1194
195412100%8182
195311100%44125
195211100%183186
1951327%NR151817
1950440%NR1319NR
1949333%NA1320NR
1947660%NA1619NR
19469100%NA454
1945111%NA1212NR
1942788%NA101813
1939778%NA7197

*UCLA has been ranked in 63 out of 86.


usc logoUSC
YearAppPctPreHighLowFinal
2021225%151415TBD
20201376%17132521
2019529%NR2125NR
2018319%151522NR
201716100%442112
2016638%203203
2015850%8624NR
20141165%1592420
2013529%24192519
20121275%1121NR
20111063%255256
2010744%141424NR
20091594%432422
200817100%3193
200716100%11133
200616100%6294
200516100%1122
200416100%1111
200317100%81101
200218100%204204
2000741%15818NR
1999635%191622NR
1998531%NR1822NR
1997422%222223NR
1996739%7719NR
199517100%751812
19941482%17132513
1993212%181822NR
19921271%NR1123NR
1991319%161622NR
199016100%952320
198917100%55138
198817100%6287
1987531%19161918
1986960%NR918NR
1985529%6318NR
19841169%NR72010
1983425%8814NR
198216100%10101915
198115100%511414
198016100%421711
197915100%1142
197815100%9292
19771286%412013
19761393%82192
19751280%531717
197415100%52182
197315100%1198
197215100%8181
1971960%552020
19701280%331815
196914100%5373
196814100%2144
196712100%7171
19661185%9510NR
19651185%741010
1964218%NR21010
1963431%118NR
19621192%NR191
196018%666NR
19591292%NR41414
195718%191919NR
19561192%1562018
1955975%1391613
19541192%1771717
19531091%8720NR
195211100%162165
1951873%NR620NR
1950110%121212NR
1949667%NA819NR
194710100%NA3208
1946444%NA1016NR
1945556%NA62011
1944778%NA7157
1943667%NA410NR
1942225%NA1416NR
1940225%NA1717NR
19399100%NA183
1938788%NA7197
1937114%NA1111NR
1936457%NA615NR

*USC has been ranked in 81 out of 86 seasons.


Utah
YearAppPctPreHighLowFinal
2021225%242124TBD
202016%222222NR
201917100%1451916
2018638%NR1623NR
2017319%NR2023NR
20161169%NR112423
20151488%NR32417
20141059%NR182521
20101488%NR625NR
20091275%19162418
20081694%NR2222
200416100%204204
2003318%NR212521
1996422%NR2024NR
19941165%NR92510
1947110%NA1818NR

*Utah has been ranked in 16 out of 86 seasons.


Washington football pac-12Washington
YearAppPctPreHighLowFinal
2021113%202020TBD
202016%NR2323NR
2019741%131325NR
20181594%662013
201716100%851616
201616100%144144
201416%252525NR
2013847%NR152525
201216%NR2323NR
201116%NR2222NR
200916%NR2424NR
2003635%171722NR
2002950%9922NR
200117100%1582119
200017100%133153
199916%NR2323NR
1998531%18920NR
199718100%422118
19961478%NR122516
19951694%241524NR
19941376%23925NR
19931165%121225NR
199217100%211111
199116100%4242
199016100%202225
1989424%NR112323
1988741%NR1620NR
1987531%131018NR
198615100%1661818
1985212%121212NR
198416100%181192
19831275%18920NR
198216100%21137
19811173%15101810
19801063%20132016
197915100%1562011
1978533%111120NR
1977429%NR101910
1972853%9918NR
19711067%NR112019
197017%NR2020NR
1964218%7710NR
196318%101010NR
1962650%10710NR
196012100%33136
1959862%NR8188
1955433%NR1219NR
195219%NR1717NR
1951327%8820NR
1950880%NR101911
1945222%NA1818NR
1943778%NA111912
1941113%NA2020NR
19408100%NA101710
1937114%NA1313NR
19367100%NA4105

*Washington has been ranked in 56 out of 86 seasons.


Washington State
YearAppPctPreHighLowFinal
2019424%231923NR
2018956%NR72510
20171594%24825NR
2016425%NR2025NR
2015213%NR2024NR
200616%NR2525NR
20031482%NR6249
200218100%1131710
20011059%NR91910
19971478%NR8199
19941376%NR162421
199316%NR2525NR
1992953%NR132515
1989741%NR1523NR
1988635%NR162016
1981747%NR1420NR
197717%NR1515NR
1972533%NR192019
195818%NR1010NR
195718%NR1919NR
195219%151515NR
1951764%NR161818
1942563%NA101717
1941113%NA191919
1940113%NA1919NR
1936457%NA1420NR

*Washington State has been ranked in 26 out of 86 seasons.




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