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Houston Cougars AP Poll History

Location: Houston, Texas ▪ Colors: Scarlet & White with Navy Trim
Stadium: TDECU Stadium (cap. 40000)
Record*: 68 Years, 405-332-15, .549 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 405-332-14 by NCAA.

Conferences: American, CUSA, SWC, MVC and Ind
Conference Champion: 11 Times
Bowls: 24 Bowls, 11-12-1, .479 W-L% (Major Bowls)
Professionals: NFL/AFL stats for Houston Cougars players at Pro-Football-Reference

Ranked in AP Poll: 10 Times (Preseason), 14 Times (Final), 184 Weeks (Total)

184 Polls

Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
1 2015 6 2015-10-11 24 Up 
2 2015 7 2015-10-18 21 24 Up 3
3 2015 8 2015-10-25 18 21 Up 3
4 2015 9 2015-11-01 18 18 NC
5 2015 10 2015-11-08 16 18 Up 2
6 2015 11 2015-11-15 13 16 Up 3
7 2015 12 2015-11-22 21 13 Down 8
8 2015 13 2015-11-29 17 21 Up 4
9 2015 14 2015-12-06 14 17 Up 3
10 2015 15 Final 8 14 Up 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
11 2011 7 2011-10-09 25 Up 
12 2011 8 2011-10-16 21 25 Up 4
13 2011 9 2011-10-23 18 21 Up 3
14 2011 10 2011-10-30 14 18 Up 4
15 2011 11 2011-11-06 11 14 Up 3
16 2011 12 2011-11-13 11 11 NC
17 2011 13 2011-11-20 8 11 Up 3
18 2011 14 2011-11-27 7 8 Up 1
19 2011 15 2011-12-05 20 7 Down 13
20 2011 16 Final 18 20 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
21 2010 3 2010-09-12 23 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
22 2009 3 2009-09-13 21 Up 
23 2009 4 2009-09-20 17 21 Up 4
24 2009 5 2009-09-27 12 17 Up 5
25 2009 7 2009-10-11 23 Up 
26 2009 8 2009-10-18 17 23 Up 6
27 2009 9 2009-10-25 15 17 Up 2
28 2009 10 2009-11-01 13 15 Up 2
29 2009 11 2009-11-08 13 13 NC
30 2009 12 2009-11-15 24 13 Down 11
31 2009 13 2009-11-22 25 24 Down 1
32 2009 14 2009-11-29 18 25 Up 7
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
33 1991 1 Preseason 12 NA
34 1991 2 1991-09-03 10 12 Up 2
35 1991 3 1991-09-10 10 10 NC
36 1991 4 1991-09-17 21 10 Down 11
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
37 1990 1 Preseason 24 NA
38 1990 2 1990-09-04 24 24 NC
39 1990 3 1990-09-11 18 24 Up 6
40 1990 4 1990-09-18 14 18 Up 4
41 1990 5 1990-09-25 13 14 Up 1
42 1990 6 1990-10-02 13 13 NC
43 1990 7 1990-10-09 12 13 Up 1
44 1990 8 1990-10-16 9 12 Up 3
45 1990 9 1990-10-23 6 9 Up 3
46 1990 10 1990-10-30 6 6 NC
47 1990 11 1990-11-06 3 6 Up 3
48 1990 12 1990-11-13 12 3 Down 9
49 1990 13 1990-11-20 12 12 NC
50 1990 14 1990-11-27 11 12 Up 1
51 1990 15 1990-12-04 9 11 Up 2
52 1990 16 Final 10 9 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
53 1989 1 Preseason 21 NA
54 1989 2 1989-09-05 22 21 Down 1
55 1989 3 1989-09-12 18 22 Up 4
56 1989 4 1989-09-19 17 18 Up 1
57 1989 5 1989-09-26 14 17 Up 3
58 1989 6 1989-10-03 12 14 Up 2
59 1989 7 1989-10-10 8 12 Up 4
60 1989 8 1989-10-17 16 8 Down 8
61 1989 9 1989-10-24 12 16 Up 4
62 1989 10 1989-10-31 17 12 Down 5
63 1989 11 1989-11-07 15 17 Up 2
64 1989 12 1989-11-14 13 15 Up 2
65 1989 13 1989-11-21 13 13 NC
66 1989 14 1989-11-28 13 13 NC
67 1989 15 1989-12-05 13 13 NC
68 1989 16 1989-12-12 13 13 NC
69 1989 17 Final 14 13 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
70 1988 13 1988-11-15 17 Up 
71 1988 14 1988-11-22 14 17 Up 3
72 1988 15 1988-11-29 14 14 NC
73 1988 16 1988-12-06 14 14 NC
74 1988 17 Final 18 14 Down 4
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
75 1980 1 Preseason 8 NA
76 1980 2 1980-09-08 9 8 Down 1
77 1980 3 1980-09-15 18 9 Down 9
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
78 1979 1 Preseason 16 NA
79 1979 2 1979-09-10 13 16 Up 3
80 1979 3 1979-09-17 10 13 Up 3
81 1979 4 1979-09-24 8 10 Up 2
82 1979 5 1979-10-01 6 8 Up 2
83 1979 6 1979-10-08 7 6 Down 1
84 1979 7 1979-10-15 5 7 Up 2
85 1979 8 1979-10-22 6 5 Down 1
86 1979 9 1979-10-29 4 6 Up 2
87 1979 10 1979-11-05 5 4 Down 1
88 1979 11 1979-11-12 9 5 Down 4
89 1979 12 1979-11-19 9 9 NC
90 1979 13 1979-11-26 10 9 Down 1
91 1979 14 1979-12-03 8 10 Up 2
92 1979 15 Final 5 8 Up 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
93 1978 6 1978-10-09 17 Up 
94 1978 7 1978-10-16 11 17 Up 6
95 1978 8 1978-10-23 11 11 NC
96 1978 9 1978-10-30 10 11 Up 1
97 1978 10 1978-11-06 8 10 Up 2
98 1978 11 1978-11-13 6 8 Up 2
99 1978 12 1978-11-20 5 6 Up 1
100 1978 13 1978-11-27 9 5 Down 4
101 1978 14 1978-12-04 9 9 NC
102 1978 15 Final 10 9 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
103 1977 1 Preseason 14 NA
104 1977 2 1977-09-12 9 14 Up 5
105 1977 3 1977-09-19 19 9 Down 10
106 1977 4 1977-09-26 19 19 NC
107 1977 6 1977-10-10 19 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
108 1976 6 1976-10-12 19 Up 
109 1976 7 1976-10-19 14 19 Up 5
110 1976 9 1976-11-02 19 Up 
111 1976 10 1976-11-09 12 19 Up 7
112 1976 11 1976-11-16 9 12 Up 3
113 1976 12 1976-11-23 7 9 Up 2
114 1976 13 1976-11-30 6 7 Up 1
115 1976 14 Final 4 6 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
116 1974 1 Preseason 11 NA
117 1974 2 1974-09-09 19 11 Down 8
118 1974 3 1974-09-16 19 19 NC
119 1974 10 1974-11-04 15 Up 
120 1974 11 1974-11-11 14 15 Up 1
121 1974 12 1974-11-18 15 14 Down 1
122 1974 13 1974-11-25 15 15 NC
123 1974 15 Final 19 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
124 1973 1 Preseason 18 NA
125 1973 2 1973-09-10 18 18 NC
126 1973 3 1973-09-17 16 18 Up 2
127 1973 4 1973-09-24 15 16 Up 1
128 1973 5 1973-10-01 14 15 Up 1
129 1973 6 1973-10-08 14 14 NC
130 1973 7 1973-10-15 14 14 NC
131 1973 8 1973-10-22 12 14 Up 2
132 1973 9 1973-10-29 18 12 Down 6
133 1973 10 1973-11-05 15 18 Up 3
134 1973 11 1973-11-12 15 15 NC
135 1973 12 1973-11-19 14 15 Up 1
136 1973 13 1973-11-26 14 14 NC
137 1973 14 1973-12-03 14 14 NC
138 1973 15 Final 9 14 Up 5
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
139 1971 2 1971-09-13 20 Up 
140 1971 9 1971-11-01 19 Up 
141 1971 10 1971-11-08 18 19 Up 1
142 1971 11 1971-11-15 16 18 Up 2
143 1971 12 1971-11-22 15 16 Up 1
144 1971 13 1971-11-29 15 15 NC
145 1971 14 1971-12-06 15 15 NC
146 1971 15 Final 17 15 Down 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
147 1970 1 Preseason 13 NA
148 1970 2 1970-09-14 15 13 Down 2
149 1970 3 1970-09-21 11 15 Up 4
150 1970 6 1970-10-12 19 Up 
151 1970 7 1970-10-19 15 19 Up 4
152 1970 9 1970-11-02 18 Up 
153 1970 14 1970-12-07 17 Up 
154 1970 15 Final 19 17 Down 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
155 1969 1 Preseason 7 NA
156 1969 9 1969-11-10 18 Up 
157 1969 10 1969-11-17 19 18 Down 1
158 1969 11 1969-11-24 18 19 Up 1
159 1969 12 1969-12-01 19 18 Down 1
160 1969 13 1969-12-08 17 19 Up 2
161 1969 14 Final 12 17 Up 5
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
162 1968 2 1968-09-16 11 Up 
163 1968 3 1968-09-23 10 11 Up 1
164 1968 4 1968-09-30 12 10 Down 2
165 1968 5 1968-10-07 11 12 Up 1
166 1968 8 1968-10-28 15 Up 
167 1968 9 1968-11-04 13 15 Up 2
168 1968 10 1968-11-11 14 13 Down 1
169 1968 11 1968-11-18 11 14 Up 3
170 1968 12 1968-11-25 10 11 Up 1
171 1968 13 1968-12-02 18 10 Down 8
172 1968 14 Final 18 18 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
173 1967 3 1967-09-25 3 Up 
174 1967 4 1967-10-02 2 3 Up 1
175 1967 5 1967-10-09 10 2 Down 8
176 1967 6 1967-10-16 9 10 Up 1
177 1967 7 1967-10-23 9 9 NC
178 1967 9 1967-11-06 10 Up 
179 1967 11 1967-11-20 10 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
180 1958 3 1958-09-29 19 Up 
181 1958 4 1958-10-06 19 19 NC
182 1958 5 1958-10-13 15 19 Up 4
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
183 1957 2 1957-09-23 14 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
184 1952 9 1952-11-17 19 Up