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Pittsburgh Panthers AP Poll History

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ▪ Colors: Gold & Blue
Stadium: Heinz Field (cap. 65050)
Record*: 111 Years, 655-463-37, .583 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 656-462-37 by NCAA.

Conferences: ACC, Big East and Ind
Conference Champion: 2 Times
Bowls: 32 Bowls, 13-19, .406 W-L% (Major Bowls)
Professionals: NFL/AFL stats for Pittsburgh Panthers players at Pro-Football-Reference

Ranked in AP Poll: 20 Times (Preseason), 19 Times (Final), 294 Weeks (Total)

294 Polls

Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
1 2015 7 2015-10-18 25 Up 
2 2015 8 2015-10-25 23 25 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
3 2010 1 Preseason 15 NA
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
4 2009 8 2009-10-18 20 Up 
5 2009 9 2009-10-25 16 20 Up 4
6 2009 10 2009-11-01 14 16 Up 2
7 2009 11 2009-11-08 8 14 Up 6
8 2009 12 2009-11-15 8 8 NC
9 2009 13 2009-11-22 8 8 NC
10 2009 14 2009-11-29 14 8 Down 6
11 2009 15 2009-12-06 17 14 Down 3
12 2009 16 Final 15 17 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
13 2008 1 Preseason 25 NA
14 2008 7 2008-10-05 24 Up 
15 2008 8 2008-10-12 23 24 Up 1
16 2008 9 2008-10-19 17 23 Up 6
17 2008 11 2008-11-02 25 Up 
18 2008 12 2008-11-09 21 25 Up 4
19 2008 13 2008-11-16 20 21 Up 1
20 2008 15 2008-11-30 23 Up 
21 2008 16 2008-12-07 18 23 Up 5
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
22 2005 1 Preseason 23 NA
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
23 2004 14 2004-11-28 19 Up 
24 2004 15 2004-12-05 19 19 NC
25 2004 16 Final 25 19 Down 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
26 2003 1 Preseason 10 NA
27 2003 2 2003-09-01 10 10 NC
28 2003 3 2003-09-07 11 10 Down 1
29 2003 4 2003-09-14 9 11 Up 2
30 2003 5 2003-09-21 17 9 Down 8
31 2003 6 2003-09-28 15 17 Up 2
32 2003 7 2003-10-05 15 15 NC
33 2003 10 2003-10-26 25 Up 
34 2003 11 2003-11-02 25 25 NC
35 2003 12 2003-11-09 16 25 Up 9
36 2003 13 2003-11-16 21 16 Down 5
37 2003 14 2003-11-23 20 21 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
38 2002 12 2002-11-03 22 Up 
39 2002 13 2002-11-10 18 22 Up 4
40 2002 14 2002-11-17 17 18 Up 1
41 2002 15 2002-11-24 17 17 NC
42 2002 16 2002-12-01 25 17 Down 8
43 2002 17 2002-12-08 24 25 Up 1
44 2002 18 Final 19 24 Up 5
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
45 1991 3 1991-09-10 24 Up 
46 1991 4 1991-09-17 20 24 Up 4
47 1991 5 1991-09-23 18 20 Up 2
48 1991 6 1991-09-30 17 18 Up 1
49 1991 7 1991-10-07 12 17 Up 5
50 1991 8 1991-10-14 20 12 Down 8
51 1991 9 1991-10-21 23 20 Down 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
52 1990 1 Preseason 18 NA
53 1990 2 1990-09-04 17 18 Up 1
54 1990 3 1990-09-11 13 17 Up 4
55 1990 4 1990-09-18 25 13 Down 12
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
56 1989 1 Preseason 20 NA
57 1989 2 1989-09-05 23 20 Down 3
58 1989 3 1989-09-12 14 23 Up 9
59 1989 4 1989-09-19 13 14 Up 1
60 1989 5 1989-09-26 10 13 Up 3
61 1989 6 1989-10-03 8 10 Up 2
62 1989 7 1989-10-10 9 8 Down 1
63 1989 8 1989-10-17 8 9 Up 1
64 1989 9 1989-10-24 7 8 Up 1
65 1989 10 1989-10-31 14 7 Down 7
66 1989 11 1989-11-07 14 14 NC
67 1989 12 1989-11-14 19 14 Down 5
68 1989 13 1989-11-21 19 19 NC
69 1989 14 1989-11-28 24 19 Down 5
70 1989 15 1989-12-05 24 24 NC
71 1989 16 1989-12-12 23 24 Up 1
72 1989 17 Final 17 23 Up 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
73 1988 5 1988-09-20 16 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
74 1987 2 1987-09-08 18 Up 
75 1987 3 1987-09-15 16 18 Up 2
76 1987 12 1987-11-17 19 Up 
77 1987 13 1987-11-24 20 19 Down 1
78 1987 14 1987-12-01 19 20 Up 1
79 1987 15 1987-12-08 19 19 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
80 1984 1 Preseason 3 NA
81 1984 2 1984-09-04 17 3 Down 14
82 1984 3 1984-09-11 17 17 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
83 1983 3 1983-09-12 19 Up 
84 1983 4 1983-09-19 16 19 Up 3
85 1983 11 1983-11-07 20 Up 
86 1983 12 1983-11-14 17 20 Up 3
87 1983 13 1983-11-21 16 17 Up 1
88 1983 14 1983-11-28 15 16 Up 1
89 1983 15 1983-12-05 15 15 NC
90 1983 16 Final 18 15 Down 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
91 1982 1 Preseason 1 NA
92 1982 2 1982-09-06 1 1 NC
93 1982 3 1982-09-13 2 1 Down 1
94 1982 4 1982-09-20 3 2 Down 1
95 1982 5 1982-09-27 2 3 Up 1
96 1982 6 1982-10-04 2 2 NC
97 1982 7 1982-10-11 3 2 Down 1
98 1982 8 1982-10-18 2 3 Up 1
99 1982 9 1982-10-25 1 2 Up 1
100 1982 10 1982-11-01 1 1 NC
101 1982 11 1982-11-08 8 1 Down 7
102 1982 12 1982-11-15 6 8 Up 2
103 1982 13 1982-11-22 5 6 Up 1
104 1982 14 1982-11-29 7 5 Down 2
105 1982 15 1982-12-06 6 7 Up 1
106 1982 16 Final 10 6 Down 4
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
107 1981 1 Preseason 8 NA
108 1981 2 1981-09-07 10 8 Down 2
109 1981 3 1981-09-14 7 10 Up 3
110 1981 4 1981-09-21 5 7 Up 2
111 1981 5 1981-09-28 4 5 Up 1
112 1981 6 1981-10-05 4 4 NC
113 1981 7 1981-10-12 3 4 Up 1
114 1981 8 1981-10-19 2 3 Up 1
115 1981 9 1981-10-26 2 2 NC
116 1981 10 1981-11-02 1 2 Up 1
117 1981 11 1981-11-09 1 1 NC
118 1981 12 1981-11-16 1 1 NC
119 1981 13 1981-11-23 1 1 NC
120 1981 14 1981-11-30 10 1 Down 9
121 1981 15 Final 4 10 Up 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
122 1980 1 Preseason 3 NA
123 1980 2 1980-09-08 3 3 NC
124 1980 3 1980-09-15 5 3 Down 2
125 1980 4 1980-09-22 6 5 Down 1
126 1980 5 1980-09-29 6 6 NC
127 1980 6 1980-10-06 4 6 Up 2
128 1980 7 1980-10-13 11 4 Down 7
129 1980 8 1980-10-20 12 11 Down 1
130 1980 9 1980-10-27 11 12 Up 1
131 1980 10 1980-11-03 9 11 Up 2
132 1980 11 1980-11-10 8 9 Up 1
133 1980 12 1980-11-17 6 8 Up 2
134 1980 13 1980-11-24 4 6 Up 2
135 1980 14 1980-12-01 4 4 NC
136 1980 15 1980-12-08 3 4 Up 1
137 1980 16 Final 2 3 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
138 1979 1 Preseason 17 NA
139 1979 2 1979-09-10 16 17 Up 1
140 1979 3 1979-09-17 13 16 Up 3
141 1979 7 1979-10-15 17 Up 
142 1979 8 1979-10-22 12 17 Up 5
143 1979 9 1979-10-29 12 12 NC
144 1979 10 1979-11-05 12 12 NC
145 1979 11 1979-11-12 11 12 Up 1
146 1979 12 1979-11-19 11 11 NC
147 1979 13 1979-11-26 11 11 NC
148 1979 14 1979-12-03 10 11 Up 1
149 1979 15 Final 7 10 Up 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
150 1978 1 Preseason 14 NA
151 1978 2 1978-09-11 14 14 NC
152 1978 3 1978-09-18 11 14 Up 3
153 1978 4 1978-09-25 9 11 Up 2
154 1978 5 1978-10-02 9 9 NC
155 1978 6 1978-10-09 9 9 NC
156 1978 7 1978-10-16 15 9 Down 6
157 1978 8 1978-10-23 15 15 NC
158 1978 9 1978-10-30 19 15 Down 4
159 1978 10 1978-11-06 20 19 Down 1
160 1978 11 1978-11-13 18 20 Up 2
161 1978 12 1978-11-20 15 18 Up 3
162 1978 13 1978-11-27 16 15 Down 1
163 1978 14 1978-12-04 16 16 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
164 1977 1 Preseason 7 NA
165 1977 2 1977-09-12 16 7 Down 9
166 1977 4 1977-09-26 16 Up 
167 1977 5 1977-10-03 15 16 Up 1
168 1977 6 1977-10-10 17 15 Down 2
169 1977 7 1977-10-17 14 17 Up 3
170 1977 8 1977-10-24 13 14 Up 1
171 1977 9 1977-10-31 12 13 Up 1
172 1977 10 1977-11-07 10 12 Up 2
173 1977 11 1977-11-14 10 10 NC
174 1977 12 1977-11-21 10 10 NC
175 1977 13 1977-11-28 10 10 NC
176 1977 14 Final 8 10 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
177 1976 1 Preseason 9 NA
178 1976 2 1976-09-14 3 9 Up 6
179 1976 3 1976-09-21 3 3 NC
180 1976 4 1976-09-28 2 3 Up 1
181 1976 5 1976-10-05 2 2 NC
182 1976 6 1976-10-12 2 2 NC
183 1976 7 1976-10-19 2 2 NC
184 1976 8 1976-10-26 2 2 NC
185 1976 9 1976-11-02 2 2 NC
186 1976 10 1976-11-09 1 2 Up 1
187 1976 11 1976-11-16 1 1 NC
188 1976 12 1976-11-23 1 1 NC
189 1976 13 1976-11-30 1 1 NC
190 1976 14 Final 1 1 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
191 1975 2 1975-09-08 18 Up 
192 1975 3 1975-09-15 15 18 Up 3
193 1975 8 1975-10-20 17 Up 
194 1975 10 1975-11-03 20 Up 
195 1975 12 1975-11-17 17 Up 
196 1975 14 1975-12-01 20 Up 
197 1975 15 Final 15 20 Up 5
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
198 1974 1 Preseason 13 NA
199 1974 2 1974-09-09 13 13 NC
200 1974 3 1974-09-16 15 13 Down 2
201 1974 4 1974-09-23 8 15 Up 7
202 1974 5 1974-09-30 17 8 Down 9
203 1974 10 1974-11-04 19 Up 
204 1974 11 1974-11-11 17 19 Up 2
205 1974 12 1974-11-18 18 17 Down 1
206 1974 13 1974-11-25 18 18 NC
207 1974 14 1974-12-02 20 18 Down 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
208 1973 10 1973-11-05 20 Up 
209 1973 12 1973-11-19 20 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
210 1970 7 1970-10-19 18 Up 
211 1970 8 1970-10-26 15 18 Up 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
212 1963 2 1963-09-23 10 Up 
213 1963 3 1963-09-30 9 10 Up 1
214 1963 4 1963-10-07 6 9 Up 3
215 1963 5 1963-10-14 3 6 Up 3
216 1963 6 1963-10-21 3 3 NC
217 1963 7 1963-10-28 10 3 Down 7
218 1963 8 1963-11-04 8 10 Up 2
219 1963 9 1963-11-11 6 8 Up 2
220 1963 10 1963-11-18 5 6 Up 1
221 1963 11 1963-11-25 5 5 NC
222 1963 12 1963-12-02 4 5 Up 1
223 1963 13 Final 4 4 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
224 1960 1 Preseason 7 NA
225 1960 2 1960-09-19 17 7 Down 10
226 1960 8 1960-10-31 14 Up 
227 1960 9 1960-11-07 12 14 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
228 1959 5 1959-10-12 20 Up 
229 1959 11 1959-11-23 16 Up 
230 1959 13 Final 20 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
231 1958 1 Preseason 19 NA
232 1958 2 1958-09-22 7 19 Up 12
233 1958 3 1958-09-29 12 7 Down 5
234 1958 4 1958-10-06 10 12 Up 2
235 1958 7 1958-10-27 12 Up 
236 1958 9 1958-11-10 14 Up 
237 1958 11 1958-11-24 19 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
238 1957 1 Preseason 8 NA
239 1957 2 1957-09-23 16 8 Down 8
240 1957 4 1957-10-07 20 Up 
241 1957 5 1957-10-14 16 20 Up 4
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
242 1956 1 Preseason 10 NA
243 1956 2 1956-09-24 10 10 NC
244 1956 3 1956-10-01 7 10 Up 3
245 1956 5 1956-10-15 16 Up 
246 1956 6 1956-10-22 13 16 Up 3
247 1956 7 1956-10-29 11 13 Up 2
248 1956 8 1956-11-05 20 11 Down 9
249 1956 9 1956-11-12 16 20 Up 4
250 1956 10 1956-11-19 14 16 Up 2
251 1956 11 1956-11-26 12 14 Up 2
252 1956 12 Final 13 12 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
253 1955 2 1955-09-19 7 Up 
254 1955 3 1955-09-26 12 7 Down 5
255 1955 7 1955-10-24 16 Up 
256 1955 9 1955-11-07 17 Up 
257 1955 10 1955-11-14 15 17 Up 2
258 1955 11 1955-11-21 13 15 Up 2
259 1955 12 Final 11 13 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
260 1954 8 1954-11-01 20 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
261 1953 1 Preseason 17 NA
262 1953 3 1953-10-05 17 Up 
263 1953 4 1953-10-12 15 17 Up 2
264 1953 5 1953-10-19 18 15 Down 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
265 1952 5 1952-10-22 18 Up 
266 1952 8 1952-11-10 14 Up 
267 1952 9 1952-11-17 16 14 Down 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
268 1949 1 1949-10-03 19 NA
269 1949 2 1949-10-10 15 19 Up 4
270 1949 3 1949-10-17 16 15 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
271 1939 1 1939-10-16 1 NA
272 1939 2 1939-10-23 18 1 Down 17
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
273 1938 1 1938-10-17 1 NA
274 1938 2 1938-10-24 1 1 NC
275 1938 3 1938-10-31 1 1 NC
276 1938 4 1938-11-07 3 1 Down 2
277 1938 5 1938-11-14 5 3 Down 2
278 1938 6 1938-11-21 4 5 Up 1
279 1938 7 1938-11-28 7 4 Down 3
280 1938 8 Final 8 7 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
281 1937 1 1937-10-18 3 NA
282 1937 2 1937-10-25 2 3 Up 1
283 1937 3 1937-11-01 3 2 Down 1
284 1937 4 1937-11-08 1 3 Up 2
285 1937 5 1937-11-15 1 1 NC
286 1937 6 1937-11-22 1 1 NC
287 1937 7 Final 1 1 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
288 1936 1 1936-10-19 9 NA
289 1936 2 1936-10-26 2 9 Up 7
290 1936 3 1936-11-02 5 2 Down 3
291 1936 4 1936-11-09 5 5 NC
292 1936 5 1936-11-16 4 5 Up 1
293 1936 6 1936-11-23 4 4 NC
294 1936 7 Final 3 4 Up 1