Where is Ohio State when it comes to consecutive years of appearing in the AP college football poll?

The Associated Press college football poll has been around since 1936 and has been widely known as the most accurate and reliable since then until now. The College Football Playoff rankings is the one that matters these days, but the AP Poll is steeped in history.

There are quite a few programs that use the AP poll like a turnstile, entering and exiting in cyclical peaks and valleys. Then there are others that seem to always make an appearance in the poll.

Ohio State is among the latter group, but so are Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia and several others. But one team has a streak of making an appearance in the AP Poll much longer than any other. You might (or might not) be surprised at which team reigns supreme, but we will not keep you guessing any longer.

Here are the college football programs that have the 10 longest active streaks  (seasons) of appearing in the AP college football poll thanks to Fox’s College Football. As usual, we count down to No. 1. Where are THE Ohio State Buckeyes?

 

No. 10 (tie) - Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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Jan. 1, 2022; Glendale, Arizona; Detailed view of a gold Notre Dame Fighting Irish helmet during the 2022 Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Number of Consecutive Seasons Appearing in AP Poll

12 (2022-2022)

No. 10 (tie) - Clemson Tigers

The Clemson football helmet near the Fiesta Bowl trophy at the coaches’ press conference in Scottsdale, Arizona Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. USA TODAY Sports

Number of Consecutive Seasons Appearing in AP Poll

12 (2011-2022)

No. 9 - Oklahoma State Cowboys

Jan. 1, 2022; Glendale, Arizona; Detailed view of an Oklahoma State Cowboys helmet during the 2022 Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Number of Consecutive Seasons Appearing in AP Poll

15 (2008-2022)

No. 8 - Alabama Crimson Tide

July 18, 2018; Atlanta, Georgia; An Alabama Crimson Tide helmet is shown on the main stage during SEC football media day at the College Football Hall of Fame. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Number of Consecutive Seasons Appearing in AP Poll

16 (2007-2022)

No. 7 - USC Trojans

Dec. 29, 2017; Arlington, Texas; General overall view of the 2017 Cotton Bowl logo on the back of the helmet of Southern California Trojans long snapper Jake Olson at AT&T Stadium. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Number of Consecutive Seasons Appearing in AP Poll

21 (2002-2022)

No. 6 - LSU Tigers

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Oct. 6, 2018; Gainesville, Florida; A detailed view of LSU Tigers football helmets against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Number of Consecutive Seasons Appearing in AP Poll

23 (2000-2022)

No. 5 - Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma helmets are seen before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. USA TODAY Sports

Number of Consecutive Seasons Appearing in AP Poll

24 (1999-2022)

No. 4 - Oregon Ducks

An “End racism” sticker joins the American Flag on the helmets of Oregon players Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. USA TODAY Sports

Number of Consecutive Seasons Appearing in AP Poll

25 (1998-2022)

No. 2 (tie)- Wisconsin Badgers

Nov. 9, 2019; Madison, Wisconsin; A Wisconsin Badgers helmet during the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Camp Randall Stadium. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Number of Consecutive Seasons Appearing in AP Poll

26 (1997-2022)

Georgia Bulldogs

Dec. 12, 2020; Columbia, Missouri; A detailed view of a Georgia Bulldogs helmet during the second half against the Missouri Tigers at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Number of Consecutive Seasons Appearing in AP Poll

26 (1997-2022)

No. 1 - Ohio State Buckeyes

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Oct. 1, 2022; Columbus; A sticker-laden Ohio State Buckeyes helmet sits on the turf during warmups before Saturday’s game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in Columbus. Barbara Perenic/Columbus Dispatch

Number of Consecutive Seasons Appearing in AP Poll

55 (1968-2022)

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