AP Poll History
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Updated 09/20/15

Auburn has a long and storied history with the Associated Press Poll since the service began in 1936. Auburn's standings in the poll are detailed below including a chart showing every weekly ranking for the Tigers.
 
AP Poll
Weeks Auburn Ranked: 533 of 1,090 polls since 1936
Weeks Ranked No. 1: 9
Weeks Ranked in Top 2: 21
Weeks Ranked in Top 5: 129
Weeks Ranked in Top 10: 271
Years Ranked in Preseason Poll: 37 (of 67 -- preseason poll begin in 1950)
Years Ranked in Final Poll: 37 (of 79 polls)
Seasons Auburn Ranked 54 of 80 seasons since 1936
Seasons with No. 1 Ranking: 5 (2010, 1985, 1984, 1958, 1957)
Average Rank in all AP Polls: 11.2
Average Rank in Final AP Poll: 10.9
Years Ranked No. 1 in Preseason: 1 (1984)
Years Ranked No. 1 in Final Poll: 2 (2010, 1957)

Longest Streaks
Ranked No. 1: 3 Weeks (1985)
Ranked in Top 5: 21 Weeks (1957-1959)
Ranked in Top 10: 24 Weeks (1957-1959)
Ranked in Top 25: 79 Weeks (1986-1990)
Seasons Ranked: 12 Seasons (2000-2011)
in Preseason Poll: 9 Seasons (1983-1991)
in Final Poll: 5 Seasons (1993-1997)
 
Auburn All-Time in AP Poll
The grid below shows every week of the AP poll and Auburn's ranking. The numbers along the top of the poll represent the week with "P" as the preseason poll and "F" as the final poll.
 

Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 F
2015 6 6 6 18 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2014 6 5 5 5 5 5 2 6 5 4 3 9 16 15 20 19 - 22
2013 - - - - - - - 24 11 8 7 7 6 4 3 2 - 2
2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2011 23 - 21 - - 15 24 19 - 25 24 - - - - - - -
2010 22 21 16 17 10 8 7 5 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 - - 1
2009 - - - - - 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
2008 10 9 9 10 15 13 20 - - - - - - - - - - -
2007 18 17 - - - - 22 18 23 19 18 - 25 23 22 - - 15
2006 4 4 3 2 2 2 11 8 7 6 5 15 14 11 10 - - 9
2005 16 - - - - 22 21 16 19 17 15 11 9 9 7 - - 14
2004 17 18 14 9 8 6 4 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 - - 2
2003 6 17 - - - - - 19 17 - - - - - - - - -
2002 - - - - - - - 24 - - - - 24 - 20 20 19 14
2001 - - - - - - - 20 17 - 24 17 - 25 - - - -
2000 - - - 24 20 19 15 19 - 25 23 22 18 17 18 20 - 18
1999 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1998 25 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1997 16 17 16 16 12 8 8 8 6 11 11 17 16 13 13 11 13 11
1996 17 16 18 15 13 22 20 18 16 22 24 22 20 - - - - 24
1995 6 6 6 5 14 13 11 7 13 11 21 20 21 16 17 16 - 22
1994 11 12 12 11 10 9 9 6 4 4 3 3 6 9 9 9 - 9
1993 - - - - 25 23 22 19 10 9 8 7 6 3 4 5 - 4
1992 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1991 17 18 15 13 13 16 24 - - - - - - - - - - -
1990 3 3 2 3 3 5 6 5 2 4 15 24 23 20 - - - 19
1989 8 5 5 4 4 11 12 11 16 12 12 11 10 11 9 9 - 6
1988 7 7 7 6 4 4 4 12 10 9 9 9 8 7 7 7 - 8
1987 5 4 3 3 6 5 5 6 6 6 12 10 7 6 6 - - 7
1986 14 9 10 8 7 7 7 7 5 9 8 15 14 10 - - - 6
1985 2 2 1 1 1 14 12 8 6 6 13 14 10 7 16 16 - -
1984 1 8 11 19 20 18 16 13 12 11 20 18 13 11 16 - - 14
1983 5 4 5 11 10 7 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 - - 3
1982 - - - - 20 - - - 19 - - - - 19 18 - - 14
1981 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1980 19 18 19 18 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1979 - - - - - 18 14 13 20 16 15 14 14 17 - - - 16
1978 - - - - 19 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1977 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1976 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1975 8 7 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1974 - - - - 11 10 5 5 5 10 7 7 7 6 - - - 8
1973 13 12 12 11 - - - - 19 - - - - - - - - -
1972 - - - - 17 9 14 12 11 11 11 10 9 6 - - - 5
1971 6 7 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 6 5 - - - 12
1970 20 - - 12 9 8 6 12 10 8 13 11 10 10 - - - 10
1969 20 17 - 20 15 14 17 11 11 11 12 11 12 - - - - 20
1968 - - - - - - - - 18 12 19 18 - - - - - 16
1967 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1966 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1965 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1964 8 7 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1963 - - - - - 8 5 5 9 9 9 5 5 - - - - 5
1962 - - - - - - 10 - - - - - - - - - - -
1961 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1960 12 - - - - 17 14 12 10 9 8 - - - - - - 13
1959 3 3 17 14 11 7 8 8 8 12 11 - - - - - - -
1958 5 3 2 1 2 5 4 5 4 2 2 - - - - - - 4
1957 15 - 7 9 9 5 4 3 3 2 1 - - - - - - 1
1956 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1955 17 - - 14 17 9 8 14 12 12 10 - - - - - - 8
1954 - - - - - - - - - 18 15 - - - - - - 13
1953 - - - 19 - - 15 20 14 16 - - - - - - - 17
1952 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1951 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1950 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1949 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1948 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1947 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1946 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1945 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1944 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1943
No team (World War II)
1942 - - - - - - - 16 - - - - - - - - - 16
1941 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1940 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1939 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1938 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1937 - 20 12 - 14 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1936 - - 16 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

All-Time AP Finishes
Auburn has finished at No. 1 in the AP Poll twice (2010, 1957). The Tigers have ended the season in the Top 5 nine times and been ranked in the Top 10 after 18 seasons:
 
Auburn Finished...
Ranked Times Seasons
No. 1 2 2010, 1957
No. 2 2 2013, 2004
No. 3 1 1983
No. 4 2 1993, 1958
No. 5 2 1972, 1963
No. 6 2 1989, 1986
No. 7 1 1987
No. 8 3 1988, 1974, 1955
No. 9 2 2006, 1994
No. 10 1 1970
No. 11 1 1997
No. 12 1 1971
No. 13 2 1960, 1954
No. 14 4 2005, 2002, 1984, 1982
No. 15 1 2007
No. 16 3 1979, 1968, 1942
No. 17 1 1953
No. 18 1 2000
No. 19 1 1990
No. 20 1 1969
No. 21 - -
No. 22 2 2014, 1995
No. 23 - -
No. 24 1 1996
No. 25 - -

Auburn as/against No. 1
Auburn has played in a total of 19 games involving the AP No. 1 team. The Tigers are 4-2 (.666) in six games ranked as the No. 1 team. Auburn is 4-9 (.307) in 13 games playing against a team ranked No. 1.
 
Auburn
as AP No. 1 4-2 (.666) | 6 games
... against AP No. 1 4-9 (.307) | 13 games
 
No. 1 Auburn vs. Opponent
Date - Score Location
01/10/11 W (1) Auburn 22, (2) Oregon 19 Glendale, Ariz. (BCS Championship)
09/28/85 L Tennessee 38, (1) Auburn 20 Knoxville, Tenn.
09/14/85 W (1) Auburn 29, Southern Miss 18 Auburn, Ala.
08/28/84 L (10) Miami 20, (1) Auburn 18 East Rutherford, N.J. (Kickoff Classic)
10/11/58 W (1) Auburn 8, Kentucky 0 Lexington, Ky.
11/30/57 W (1) Auburn 40, Alabama 0 Birmingham, Ala.
6 Games | Overall Record: 4-2 (.666)

Auburn vs. No. 1 Opponent
Date - Location
01/06/14 L (1) Florida State 34, (2) Auburn 31 Pasadena, Calif.
11/30/13 W (4) Auburn 34, (1) Alabama 28 Auburn, Ala.
10/22/11 L (1) LSU 45, (19) Auburn 10 Baton Rouge, La.
11/29/08 L (1) Alabama 36, Auburn 0 Tuscaloosa, Ala.
10/13/01 W Auburn 23, (1) Florida 20 Auburn, Ala.
10/19/96 L (1) Florida 51, (16) Auburn 10 Gainesville, Fla.
10/15/94 W (6) Auburn 36, (1) Florida 33 Gainesville, Fla.
11/13/82 L (1) Georgia 19, Auburn 14 Auburn, Ala.
11/15/80 L (1) Georgia 31, Auburn 21 Auburn, Ala.
12/01/79 L (1) Alabama 25, (14) Auburn 18 Birmingham, Ala.
12/01/73 L (1) Alabama 35, Auburn 0 Birmingham, Ala.
12/01/61 L (1) Alabama 34, Auburn 0 Birmingham, Ala.
11/21/42 W Auburn 27, (1) Georgia 13 Athens, Ga.
13 Games | Overall Record: 4-8 (.307)
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