Notre Dame football ranked No. 3 in Associated Press all-time top 25


Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Which program is the greatest in the history of college football?

According to the Associated Press, it's Ohio State. The AP, which has been ranking teams since 1936, released its all-time rankings on Tuesday, ordering programs from No. 1 to 100. The formula used to amass the rankings consisted of poll appearances (one point), No. 1 rankings (one point) and AP championships (10 points).

Notre Dame was ranked No. 3 with 1,042 points, behind No. 1 Ohio State (1,112 points) and Oklahoma (1,055 points).

In the 80 years the Associated Press has been releasing polls, Notre Dame has racked up 766 poll appearances, 98 No. 1 rankings and eight championships.

What do you think of the Associated Press rankings? Was Notre Dame ranked too high, too low or just right? Let us know in the comments section.

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly leads his team onto the field before the Notre Dame Blue-Gold Spring football game on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN

Here's the all-time college football top 10, according to the Associated Press.

10. Florida (674 points)

9. Florida State (714 points)

8. Texas (822 points)

7. Michigan (894 points)

6. Nebraska (901 points)

5. USC (974 points)

4. Alabama (933 points)

3. Notre Dame (1,042 points)

2. Oklahoma (1,055 points)

1. Ohio State (1,112 points)