The Associated Press has been ranking the best teams in college football for the last 80 seasons. Since the first top 20 in 1936, 1,103 polls have been taken and 164 schools have been ranked.
To determine an all-time top 100 for the first time, the AP counted poll appearances (one point) to mark consistency, No. 1 rankings (two points) to acknowledge elite programs and gave a big bonus for AP championships won (10 points). Here is a capsule look at the top 20 teams, ranked by poll points:
1. OHIO STATE — 1,112
Total appearances: 852, 77.2% of all polls
No. 1 rankings: 105;...