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An all-time first for venerable AP Top 25

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By RALPH D. RUSSO
AP College Football Writer

The Associated Press has been ranking the best teams in college football for the last 80 seasons.

READ MORE | Ohio State tops AP's all-time Top 100

For the first time since that first poll in 1936, the AP has compiled an all-time Top 100 based on a formula that counts poll appearances (one point) to mark consistency, No. 1 rankings (one bonus point) to acknowledge elite programs, and a bonus for AP championships won (10 points).

The top five teams using those criteria: Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Alabama and Southern California.

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