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AP Ranks Georgia Bulldogs No. 15 in All-Time Poll

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The 1980s and 2000s were great decades. The 90s and 50s, not so much.

Vince Dooley

Who’s the best college football team of all-time? It’s an endless debate, but the Associated Press has used its 80-year history of polls to come up with a pretty interesting answer.

The AP has compiled information from its rankings, which date to 1936 (1,103 total polls), to create an all-time top 25. The service awarded one point for each poll appearance, an additional point for each No. 1 ranking and 10 points for an AP national title.

The top 25:

  1. Ohio State
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Alabama
  5. USC
  6. Nebraska
  7. Michigan
  8. Texas
  9. Florida State
  10. Florida
  11. LSU
  12. Penn State
  13. Miami
  14. Tennessee
  15. Georgia
  16. Auburn
  17. UCLA
  18. Texas A&M
  19. Michigan State
  20. Washington
  21. Arkansas
  22. Clemson
  23. Pitt
  24. Wisconsin
  25. Iowa

Here are the deets on Georgia’s ranking:

Total appearances: 532, 48.23% of all polls

First appearance: 1941

No.1 ranking: 15

Championships: One (1980)

Best full decade: 2000s appeared in 85.54% of polls.

Worst full decade: 1950s appeared in 11.21% of polls.

Poll point: Since 1975, the Bulldogs have had only two seasons (1990 and '96) during which they have not been ranked for at least one week.

Interestingly, UGA and Auburn are separated by only one space. The two teams have met 119 times, with Georgia holding the smallest edge possible at 56 wins to 55 with eight ties.

Georgia Tech came in at No. 26. Wump wump.