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Minnesota Golden Gophers AP Poll History

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota ▪ Colors: Maroon & Gold
Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium (cap. 50,000)
Record: 123 Years, 644-484-42, .568 W-L% (Major School)

Conferences: Big Ten, Western and Ind
Conference Champion: 18 Times
Bowls: 15 Bowls, 5-10, .333 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 5 Times (Preseason), 14 Times (Final), 159 Weeks (Total)

159 Polls

Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
1 2008 9 2008-10-19 25 Up 
2 2008 10 2008-10-26 20 25 Up 5
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
3 2005 5 2005-09-25 18 Up 
4 2005 7 2005-10-09 22 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
5 2004 1 Preseason 25 NA
6 2004 2 2004-09-05 22 25 Up 3
7 2004 3 2004-09-12 22 22 NC
8 2004 4 2004-09-19 19 22 Up 3
9 2004 5 2004-09-26 18 19 Up 1
10 2004 6 2004-10-03 13 18 Up 5
11 2004 7 2004-10-10 19 13 Down 6
12 2004 9 2004-10-24 24 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
13 2003 5 2003-09-21 24 Up 
14 2003 6 2003-09-28 21 24 Up 3
15 2003 7 2003-10-05 17 21 Up 4
16 2003 8 2003-10-12 25 17 Down 8
17 2003 10 2003-10-26 24 Up 
18 2003 11 2003-11-02 24 24 NC
19 2003 12 2003-11-09 19 24 Up 5
20 2003 15 2003-11-30 25 Up 
21 2003 16 2003-12-07 24 25 Up 1
22 2003 17 Final 20 24 Up 4
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
23 2002 10 2002-10-20 25 Up 
24 2002 11 2002-10-27 23 25 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
25 2000 9 2000-10-15 22 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
26 1999 7 1999-10-03 25 Up 
27 1999 9 1999-10-17 24 Up 
28 1999 12 1999-11-07 20 Up 
29 1999 13 1999-11-14 17 20 Up 3
30 1999 14 1999-11-21 13 17 Up 4
31 1999 15 1999-11-28 13 13 NC
32 1999 16 1999-12-05 12 13 Up 1
33 1999 17 Final 18 12 Down 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
34 1985 9 1985-10-22 20 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
35 1982 5 1982-09-27 19 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
36 1977 8 1977-10-24 19 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
37 1969 1 Preseason 19 NA
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
38 1968 1 Preseason 15 NA
39 1968 2 1968-09-16 16 15 Down 1
40 1968 3 1968-09-23 17 16 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
41 1962 8 1962-11-05 10 Up 
42 1962 9 1962-11-12 8 10 Up 2
43 1962 10 1962-11-19 5 8 Up 3
44 1962 11 1962-11-26 10 5 Down 5
45 1962 12 Final 10 10 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
46 1961 8 1961-11-06 5 Up 
47 1961 9 1961-11-13 5 5 NC
48 1961 10 1961-11-20 3 5 Up 2
49 1961 11 1961-11-27 7 3 Down 4
50 1961 12 Final 6 7 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
51 1960 3 1960-09-26 18 Up 
52 1960 4 1960-10-03 14 18 Up 4
53 1960 5 1960-10-10 10 14 Up 4
54 1960 6 1960-10-17 6 10 Up 4
55 1960 7 1960-10-24 6 6 NC
56 1960 8 1960-10-31 3 6 Up 3
57 1960 9 1960-11-07 1 3 Up 2
58 1960 10 1960-11-14 4 1 Down 3
59 1960 11 1960-11-21 1 4 Up 3
60 1960 12 Final 1 1 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
61 1957 1 Preseason 4 NA
62 1957 2 1957-09-23 6 4 Down 2
63 1957 3 1957-09-30 3 6 Up 3
64 1957 4 1957-10-07 4 3 Down 1
65 1957 5 1957-10-14 4 4 NC
66 1957 6 1957-10-21 14 4 Down 10
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
67 1956 4 1956-10-08 17 Up 
68 1956 7 1956-10-29 8 Up 
69 1956 8 1956-11-05 6 8 Up 2
70 1956 9 1956-11-12 17 6 Down 11
71 1956 10 1956-11-19 7 17 Up 10
72 1956 11 1956-11-26 10 7 Down 3
73 1956 12 Final 12 10 Down 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
74 1954 4 1954-10-04 18 Up 
75 1954 5 1954-10-11 11 18 Up 7
76 1954 6 1954-10-18 8 11 Up 3
77 1954 8 1954-11-01 14 Up 
78 1954 9 1954-11-08 13 14 Up 1
79 1954 10 1954-11-15 10 13 Up 3
80 1954 11 1954-11-22 20 10 Down 10
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
81 1953 6 1953-10-26 14 Up 
82 1953 7 1953-11-02 13 14 Up 1
83 1953 8 1953-11-09 15 13 Down 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
84 1950 1 Preseason 18 NA
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
85 1949 1 1949-10-03 5 NA
86 1949 2 1949-10-10 5 5 NC
87 1949 3 1949-10-17 3 5 Up 2
88 1949 4 1949-10-24 7 3 Down 4
89 1949 6 1949-11-07 9 Up 
90 1949 7 1949-11-14 8 9 Up 1
91 1949 8 1949-11-21 8 8 NC
92 1949 9 Final 8 8 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
93 1948 1 1948-10-04 8 NA
94 1948 2 1948-10-11 11 8 Down 3
95 1948 3 1948-10-18 13 11 Down 2
96 1948 4 1948-10-25 15 13 Down 2
97 1948 5 1948-11-01 19 15 Down 4
98 1948 6 1948-11-08 14 19 Up 5
99 1948 7 1948-11-15 15 14 Down 1
100 1948 8 1948-11-22 13 15 Up 2
101 1948 9 Final 16 13 Down 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
102 1947 1 1947-10-06 17 NA
103 1947 2 1947-10-13 13 17 Up 4
104 1947 6 1947-11-10 20 Up 
105 1947 8 1947-11-24 19 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
106 1945 1 1945-10-08 5 NA
107 1945 2 1945-10-15 5 5 NC
108 1945 3 1945-10-22 5 5 NC
109 1945 4 1945-10-29 16 5 Down 11
110 1945 5 1945-11-05 20 16 Down 4
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
111 1943 1 1943-10-04 9 NA
112 1943 2 1943-10-11 13 9 Down 4
113 1943 3 1943-10-18 11 13 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
114 1942 1 1942-10-12 14 NA
115 1942 2 1942-10-19 13 14 Up 1
116 1942 3 1942-10-26 10 13 Up 3
117 1942 4 1942-11-02 7 10 Up 3
118 1942 5 1942-11-09 16 7 Down 9
119 1942 6 1942-11-16 10 16 Up 6
120 1942 7 1942-11-23 20 10 Down 10
121 1942 8 Final 19 20 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
122 1941 1 1941-10-13 1 NA
123 1941 2 1941-10-20 1 1 NC
124 1941 3 1941-10-27 1 1 NC
125 1941 4 1941-11-03 2 1 Down 1
126 1941 5 1941-11-10 1 2 Up 1
127 1941 6 1941-11-17 1 1 NC
128 1941 7 1941-11-24 1 1 NC
129 1941 8 Final 1 1 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
130 1940 1 1940-10-14 7 NA
131 1940 2 1940-10-21 6 7 Up 1
132 1940 3 1940-10-28 4 6 Up 2
133 1940 4 1940-11-04 2 4 Up 2
134 1940 5 1940-11-11 1 2 Up 1
135 1940 6 1940-11-18 1 1 NC
136 1940 7 1940-11-25 1 1 NC
137 1940 8 Final 1 1 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
138 1939 5 1939-11-13 20 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
139 1938 1 1938-10-17 2 NA
140 1938 2 1938-10-24 2 2 NC
141 1938 3 1938-10-31 12 2 Down 10
142 1938 4 1938-11-07 12 12 NC
143 1938 6 1938-11-21 8 Up 
144 1938 7 1938-11-28 10 8 Down 2
145 1938 8 Final 10 10 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
146 1937 1 1937-10-18 4 NA
147 1937 2 1937-10-25 4 4 NC
148 1937 3 1937-11-01 14 4 Down 10
149 1937 4 1937-11-08 10 14 Up 4
150 1937 5 1937-11-15 7 10 Up 3
151 1937 6 1937-11-22 5 7 Up 2
152 1937 7 Final 5 5 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
153 1936 1 1936-10-19 1 NA
154 1936 2 1936-10-26 1 1 NC
155 1936 3 1936-11-02 2 1 Down 1
156 1936 4 1936-11-09 2 2 NC
157 1936 5 1936-11-16 2 2 NC
158 1936 6 1936-11-23 1 2 Up 1
159 1936 7 Final 1 1 NC