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LSU Football in the AP Poll

Published: October 19, 2014, 12:00 AM (CT)
Updated: October 19, 2014, 01:00 PM (CT)

by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

 

Since 1936, the Associated Press has ranked college football teams in weekly polls.

While the AP Poll currently lists the Top 25 teams in the nation, from 1936 to 1961 the wire service only ranked 20 teams. And from 1962 to 1967 only 10 teams were recognized. From 1968 to 1988, the AP again resumed its Top 20 before expanding to 25 teams in 1989.

At the end of the 1947 season, the AP released an unofficial post-bowl poll which differed from the regular season final poll. Until the 1968 college football season, the final AP poll of the season was released following the end of the regular season, with the exception of the 1965 season.

Beginning in the 1968 season, the post bowl game poll became permanent and the AP championship reflected the bowl game results.

Notes:

  • From Oct. 28, 1958, until Nov. 3, 1959, LSU was ranked No. 1 for 12-consecutive weeks.
  • LSU has been ranked No. 1 for 29 weeks dating back to 1958 (not including preseason polls)
  • LSU has two victories over AP No. 1-ranked teams (Oct. 11, 1997, 28-21 over Florida; Jan. 7, 2008, 38-24 over Ohio St.)
  • LSU was ranked No. 1 in the AP Preseason Top 25 in 1959

LSU Football in the AP Poll Week-by-Week

Year
Pre
W1
W2
W3
W4
W5
W6
W7
W8
W9
W10
W11
W12
W13
W14
W15
W16
Final
1936
 
13
8
7
7
5
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
1937
 
6
17
18
12
8
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8
1939
 
-
-
18
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-
1942
 
-
-
19
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-
1943
 
17
-
-
-
20
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-
1945
 
-
-
13
17
14
-
19
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15
1946
 
13
12
-
-
19
11
9
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8
1947
 
-
-
18
17
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-
1949
 
-
-
-
17
17
16
13
13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9
1953
 
19
14
-
14
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
-
1955
 
16
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
-
1957
 
-
-
-
17
10
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
-
1958
 
15
13
11
9
3
1
1
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
1959
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
3
3
3
 
 
 
 
 
3
1960
-
18
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
-
1961
5
-
-
-
10
7
6
4
4
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
1962
5
5
-
6
4
6
4
9
10
8
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
7
1964
-
-
-
9
7
9
8
9
8
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7
1965
8
7
5
-
-
9
5
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8
1968
18
20
14
10
8
20
18
14
20
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19
1969
-
-
16
14
9
9
8
12
12
10
9
8
8
 
 
 
 
10
1970
12
12
-
-
19
15
14
10
11
9
7
6
8
5
 
 
 
7
1971
9
-
18
16
16
12
13
11
18
20
14
10
10
11
 
 
 
11
1972
11
9
8
9
8
8
7
6
6
6
8
8
11
10
 
 
 
11
1973
16
15
11
10
10
10
9
9
7
7
7
7
8
13
 
 
 
13
1974
9
9
7
17
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
-
1976
-
16
16
11
20
16
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
-
1977
-
-
-
-
18
16
-
18
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
-
1978
13
13
10
11
11
11
16
14
12
10
17
-
-
-
-
 
 
-
1979
-
-
-
20
17
13
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
-
1982
-
-
-
-
-
18
16
14
13
11
6
12
7
13
13
 
 
11
1983
12
13
-
-
16
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
-
1984
-
-
-
-
-
15
12
10
7
15
12
9
16
14
11
 
 
15
1985
13
13
12
9
8
8
20
17
18
16
15
19
17
13
12
12
 
20
1986
15
14
8
18
18
16
12
12
12
18
12
8
5
5
 
 
 
10
1987
6
6
4
4
7
7
6
5
5
5
10
9
6
7
7
 
 
5
1988
18
17
11
9
7
14
-
19
16
13
13
12
11
16
16
16
 
19
1989
7
21
21
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
-
1995
-
-
-
-
18
14
21
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
-
1996
19
18
17
20
21
17
14
12
17
13
12
11
17
18
19
17
17
12
1997
10
10
10
10
10
13
13
14
8
17
16
14
11
20
17
16
15
13
1998
9
7
7
6
6
11
21
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
-
2000
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
24
-
 
 
22
2001
14
14
13
15
14
18
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
22
21
12
 
7
2002
14
14
24
25
24
22
21
18
14
10
17
16
14
21
18
-
 
-
2003
14
13
12
11
7
6
6
10
9
7
4
3
3
3
3
2
 
2
2004
4
6
5
13
13
24
20
18
19
17
17
14
14
13
12
 
 
16
2005
5
5
3
3
4
11
10
7
7
6
5
4
3
3
10
 
 
6
2006
8
8
6
10
9
9
14
14
14
13
12
9
9
5
4
 
 
3
2007
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
5
3
3
2
1
1
5
2
 
 
1
2008
7
7
7
6
5
3
4
13
11
15
15
19
18
-
-
 
 
-
2009
11
11
9
7
4
4
10
9
9
9
9
10
17
15
13
 
 
17
2010
21
19
15
15
12
12
9
6
12
12
5
5
6
11
11
 
 
8
2011
4
3
3
3
t2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
 
 
2
2012
3
3
3
2
3
4
9
6
6
5
9
8
8
9
9
 
 
14
2013
12 9 8 6 6 10 10 6 13 11 10 18 18 15 14 14   14
2014
13 12 10 8 17 15 RV RV 24                  
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