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Purdue Boilermakers AP Poll History

Location: West Lafayette, Indiana ▪ Colors: Old Gold & Black
Stadium: Ross-Ade Stadium (cap. 62,500)
Record*: 123 Years, 582-522-48, .526 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 583-521-48 by NCAA.

Conferences: Big Ten, Western and Ind
Conference Champion: 8 Times
Bowls: 17 Bowls, 9-8, .529 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 15 Times (Preseason), 17 Times (Final), 237 Weeks (Total)

237 Polls

Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
1 2007 6 2007-09-30 23 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
2 2005 1 Preseason 15 NA
3 2005 2 2005-09-06 13 15 Up 2
4 2005 3 2005-09-11 12 13 Up 1
5 2005 4 2005-09-18 11 12 Up 1
6 2005 5 2005-09-25 22 11 Down 11
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
7 2004 1 Preseason 24 NA
8 2004 2 2004-09-05 25 24 Down 1
9 2004 3 2004-09-12 18 25 Up 7
10 2004 4 2004-09-19 15 18 Up 3
11 2004 5 2004-09-26 15 15 NC
12 2004 6 2004-10-03 9 15 Up 6
13 2004 7 2004-10-10 5 9 Up 4
14 2004 8 2004-10-17 12 5 Down 7
15 2004 9 2004-10-24 17 12 Down 5
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
16 2003 1 Preseason 19 NA
17 2003 2 2003-09-01 16 19 Up 3
18 2003 4 2003-09-14 25 Up 
19 2003 5 2003-09-21 22 25 Up 3
20 2003 6 2003-09-28 22 22 NC
21 2003 7 2003-10-05 18 22 Up 4
22 2003 8 2003-10-12 13 18 Up 5
23 2003 9 2003-10-19 10 13 Up 3
24 2003 10 2003-10-26 18 10 Down 8
25 2003 11 2003-11-02 16 18 Up 2
26 2003 12 2003-11-09 11 16 Up 5
27 2003 13 2003-11-16 16 11 Down 5
28 2003 14 2003-11-23 12 16 Up 4
29 2003 15 2003-11-30 11 12 Up 1
30 2003 16 2003-12-07 12 11 Down 1
31 2003 17 Final 18 12 Down 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
32 2001 5 2001-09-23 24 Up 
33 2001 6 2001-09-30 21 24 Up 3
34 2001 7 2001-10-07 17 21 Up 4
35 2001 8 2001-10-14 24 17 Down 7
36 2001 9 2001-10-21 24 24 NC
37 2001 10 2001-10-28 20 24 Up 4
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
38 2000 1 Preseason 14 NA
39 2000 2 2000-08-27 15 14 Down 1
40 2000 3 2000-09-03 14 15 Up 1
41 2000 4 2000-09-10 13 14 Up 1
42 2000 5 2000-09-17 21 13 Down 8
43 2000 6 2000-09-24 22 21 Down 1
44 2000 8 2000-10-08 21 Up 
45 2000 9 2000-10-15 17 21 Up 4
46 2000 10 2000-10-22 16 17 Up 1
47 2000 11 2000-10-29 11 16 Up 5
48 2000 12 2000-11-05 9 11 Up 2
49 2000 13 2000-11-12 17 9 Down 8
50 2000 14 2000-11-19 14 17 Up 3
51 2000 15 2000-11-26 14 14 NC
52 2000 16 2000-12-03 14 14 NC
53 2000 17 Final 13 14 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
54 1999 1 Preseason 23 NA
55 1999 2 1999-08-30 22 23 Up 1
56 1999 3 1999-09-06 20 22 Up 2
57 1999 4 1999-09-12 14 20 Up 6
58 1999 5 1999-09-19 13 14 Up 1
59 1999 6 1999-09-26 11 13 Up 2
60 1999 7 1999-10-03 17 11 Down 6
61 1999 8 1999-10-10 20 17 Down 3
62 1999 9 1999-10-17 16 20 Up 4
63 1999 10 1999-10-24 18 16 Down 2
64 1999 11 1999-10-31 17 18 Up 1
65 1999 12 1999-11-07 22 17 Down 5
66 1999 13 1999-11-14 19 22 Up 3
67 1999 14 1999-11-21 19 19 NC
68 1999 15 1999-11-28 19 19 NC
69 1999 16 1999-12-05 19 19 NC
70 1999 17 Final 25 19 Down 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
71 1998 16 Final 24 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
72 1997 10 1997-10-20 22 Up 
73 1997 11 1997-10-27 18 22 Up 4
74 1997 12 1997-11-03 23 18 Down 5
75 1997 13 1997-11-10 19 23 Up 4
76 1997 14 1997-11-17 23 19 Down 4
77 1997 15 1997-11-24 18 23 Up 5
78 1997 16 1997-12-01 18 18 NC
79 1997 17 1997-12-08 17 18 Up 1
80 1997 18 Final 15 17 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
81 1984 7 1984-10-09 14 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
82 1980 1 Preseason 9 NA
83 1980 2 1980-09-08 20 9 Down 11
84 1980 9 1980-10-27 20 Up 
85 1980 10 1980-11-03 17 20 Up 3
86 1980 11 1980-11-10 16 17 Up 1
87 1980 16 Final 17 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
88 1979 1 Preseason 6 NA
89 1979 2 1979-09-10 5 6 Up 1
90 1979 3 1979-09-17 17 5 Down 12
91 1979 4 1979-09-24 10 17 Up 7
92 1979 5 1979-10-01 12 10 Down 2
93 1979 6 1979-10-08 20 12 Down 8
94 1979 7 1979-10-15 16 20 Up 4
95 1979 8 1979-10-22 16 16 NC
96 1979 9 1979-10-29 15 16 Up 1
97 1979 10 1979-11-05 14 15 Up 1
98 1979 11 1979-11-12 12 14 Up 2
99 1979 12 1979-11-19 12 12 NC
100 1979 13 1979-11-26 12 12 NC
101 1979 14 1979-12-03 12 12 NC
102 1979 15 Final 10 12 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
103 1978 7 1978-10-16 19 Up 
104 1978 8 1978-10-23 17 19 Up 2
105 1978 9 1978-10-30 14 17 Up 3
106 1978 10 1978-11-06 12 14 Up 2
107 1978 11 1978-11-13 15 12 Down 3
108 1978 12 1978-11-20 18 15 Down 3
109 1978 13 1978-11-27 17 18 Up 1
110 1978 14 1978-12-04 17 17 NC
111 1978 15 Final 13 17 Up 4
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
112 1972 1 Preseason 18 NA
113 1972 2 1972-09-11 18 18 NC
114 1972 14 1972-12-04 20 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
115 1971 6 1971-10-11 20 Up 
116 1971 7 1971-10-18 17 20 Up 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
117 1969 1 Preseason 18 NA
118 1969 2 1969-09-22 16 18 Up 2
119 1969 3 1969-09-29 8 16 Up 8
120 1969 4 1969-10-06 9 8 Down 1
121 1969 5 1969-10-13 17 9 Down 8
122 1969 6 1969-10-20 15 17 Up 2
123 1969 7 1969-10-27 13 15 Up 2
124 1969 8 1969-11-03 10 13 Up 3
125 1969 9 1969-11-10 10 10 NC
126 1969 10 1969-11-17 17 10 Down 7
127 1969 11 1969-11-24 16 17 Up 1
128 1969 12 1969-12-01 15 16 Up 1
129 1969 13 1969-12-08 17 15 Down 2
130 1969 14 Final 18 17 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
131 1968 1 Preseason 1 NA
132 1968 2 1968-09-16 1 1 NC
133 1968 3 1968-09-23 1 1 NC
134 1968 4 1968-09-30 1 1 NC
135 1968 5 1968-10-07 1 1 NC
136 1968 6 1968-10-14 5 1 Down 4
137 1968 7 1968-10-21 7 5 Down 2
138 1968 8 1968-10-28 6 7 Up 1
139 1968 9 1968-11-04 6 6 NC
140 1968 10 1968-11-11 15 6 Down 9
141 1968 11 1968-11-18 12 15 Up 3
142 1968 12 1968-11-25 12 12 NC
143 1968 13 1968-12-02 11 12 Up 1
144 1968 14 Final 10 11 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
145 1967 3 1967-09-25 10 Up 
146 1967 4 1967-10-02 4 10 Up 6
147 1967 5 1967-10-09 2 4 Up 2
148 1967 6 1967-10-16 2 2 NC
149 1967 7 1967-10-23 7 2 Down 5
150 1967 8 1967-10-30 6 7 Up 1
151 1967 9 1967-11-06 5 6 Up 1
152 1967 10 1967-11-13 3 5 Up 2
153 1967 11 1967-11-20 3 3 NC
154 1967 12 Final 9 3 Down 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
155 1966 1 Preseason 8 NA
156 1966 2 1966-09-19 7 8 Up 1
157 1966 5 1966-10-10 9 Up 
158 1966 6 1966-10-17 9 9 NC
159 1966 10 1966-11-14 10 Up 
160 1966 11 1966-11-21 8 10 Up 2
161 1966 12 1966-11-28 7 8 Up 1
162 1966 13 Final 7 7 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
163 1965 1 Preseason 9 NA
164 1965 2 1965-09-20 6 9 Up 3
165 1965 3 1965-09-27 2 6 Up 4
166 1965 4 1965-10-04 6 2 Down 4
167 1965 5 1965-10-11 7 6 Down 1
168 1965 6 1965-10-18 6 7 Up 1
169 1965 7 1965-10-25 6 6 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
170 1964 7 1964-11-02 10 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
171 1962 1 Preseason 7 NA
172 1962 4 1962-10-08 9 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
173 1961 9 1961-11-13 7 Up 
174 1961 12 Final 12 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
175 1960 4 1960-10-03 7 Up 
176 1960 6 1960-10-17 10 Up 
177 1960 7 1960-10-24 15 10 Down 5
178 1960 10 1960-11-14 13 Up 
179 1960 12 Final 19 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
180 1959 1 Preseason 11 NA
181 1959 4 1959-10-05 7 Up 
182 1959 5 1959-10-12 6 7 Up 1
183 1959 6 1959-10-19 14 6 Down 8
184 1959 7 1959-10-26 11 14 Up 3
185 1959 8 1959-11-02 14 11 Down 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
186 1958 3 1958-09-29 14 Up 
187 1958 4 1958-10-06 13 14 Up 1
188 1958 6 1958-10-20 15 Up 
189 1958 7 1958-10-27 10 15 Up 5
190 1958 8 1958-11-03 8 10 Up 2
191 1958 9 1958-11-10 8 8 NC
192 1958 10 1958-11-17 8 8 NC
193 1958 11 1958-11-24 11 8 Down 3
194 1958 12 Final 13 11 Down 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
195 1956 5 1956-10-15 17 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
196 1955 1 Preseason 20 NA
197 1955 2 1955-09-19 19 20 Up 1
198 1955 4 1955-10-03 17 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
199 1954 3 1954-09-27 19 Up 
200 1954 4 1954-10-04 5 19 Up 14
201 1954 5 1954-10-11 5 5 NC
202 1954 6 1954-10-18 13 5 Down 8
203 1954 7 1954-10-25 9 13 Up 4
204 1954 8 1954-11-01 8 9 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
205 1952 3 1952-10-06 16 Up 
206 1952 4 1952-10-13 9 16 Up 7
207 1952 6 1952-10-27 8 Up 
208 1952 7 1952-11-03 9 8 Down 1
209 1952 8 1952-11-10 10 9 Down 1
210 1952 10 1952-11-24 14 Up 
211 1952 11 Final 18 14 Down 4
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
212 1950 3 1950-10-09 9 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
213 1948 1 1948-10-04 15 NA
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
214 1947 4 1947-10-27 16 Up 
215 1947 5 1947-11-03 14 16 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
216 1945 1 1945-10-08 15 NA
217 1945 2 1945-10-15 9 15 Up 6
218 1945 3 1945-10-22 4 9 Up 5
219 1945 4 1945-10-29 13 4 Down 9
220 1945 5 1945-11-05 12 13 Up 1
221 1945 6 1945-11-12 11 12 Up 1
222 1945 7 1945-11-19 18 11 Down 7
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
223 1944 1 1944-10-09 7 NA
224 1944 2 1944-10-16 11 7 Down 4
225 1944 3 1944-10-23 10 11 Up 1
226 1944 6 1944-11-13 14 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
227 1943 1 1943-10-04 7 NA
228 1943 2 1943-10-11 5 7 Up 2
229 1943 3 1943-10-18 4 5 Up 1
230 1943 4 1943-10-25 4 4 NC
231 1943 5 1943-11-01 2 4 Up 2
232 1943 6 1943-11-08 2 2 NC
233 1943 7 1943-11-15 3 2 Down 1
234 1943 8 1943-11-22 4 3 Down 1
235 1943 9 Final 5 4 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
236 1936 1 1936-10-19 5 NA
237 1936 2 1936-10-26 17 5 Down 12