AP Poll System

Here you can download instructions for a system to mimic a human college football poll such as the Associated Press Poll, useful when doing a replay of a college football. Each week's new rankings are obtained by combining the results of the games of the week with previous week's poll.

My goal in developing this system was to generate rankings that retained the feel of human polls, while remaining simple enough to be done with a hand calculator. The system is based on analysis of the Associated Press Polls from 1950 through 2008.

Download the AP Poll System

Associated Press Poll data obtained from the AP Poll Archive. Other scores and conference data obtained from James Howell's Historical Scores.

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