For 75 years, this pot boileth over

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For 75 years, this pot boileth over

Like it or not, the AP Top 25 is celebrating its 75th
The current Associated Press No. 1 team in the nation, Louisiana State, huddles before beating Tennessee 38-7 on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.
Oklahoma running back Dominique Whaley flashes his index finger after a touchdown last Saturday. Oklahoma, as Whaley suggests, started the season as No. 1, but the Sooners currently are ranked third behind LSU and Alabama.
The AP selects the voters, collects their ballots, tabulates them and releases the results weekly beginning in the preseason, then delivers a trophy to the team – like coach Ara Parseghian (right) and Notre Dame in 1966 – atop the poll at the conclusion of the bowl games.
The Associated Press trophy, symbolic of the national collegiate football championship, was presented in Pasadena, Calif., by AP sports writer Bob Myers, left, to Southern California head coach John McKay, center, and athletic director Jess Hill of Southern California. USC was named the No. 1 team in the final AP poll of the nation’s sports writers and sportscasters.
Associated Press sports writer Alan Gould, flanked by the New York Yankees’ Babe Ruth and manager Joe McCarthy, was looking for a way to spice up sports sections in 1935 – “something to keep the pot boiling,” was how he put it. The AP Top 25 Poll was born.

For 75 years, this pot boileth over

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The current Associated Press No. 1 team in the nation, Louisiana State, huddles before beating Tennessee 38-7 on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.
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Oklahoma running back Dominique Whaley flashes his index finger after a touchdown last Saturday. Oklahoma, as Whaley suggests, started the season as No. 1, but the Sooners currently are ranked third behind LSU and Alabama.
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The AP selects the voters, collects their ballots, tabulates them and releases the results weekly beginning in the preseason, then delivers a trophy to the team – like coach Ara Parseghian (right) and Notre Dame in 1966 – atop the poll at the conclusion of the bowl games.
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The Associated Press trophy, symbolic of the national collegiate football championship, was presented in Pasadena, Calif., by AP sports writer Bob Myers, left, to Southern California head coach John McKay, center, and athletic director Jess Hill of Southern California. USC was named the No. 1 team in the final AP poll of the nation’s sports writers and sportscasters.
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Associated Press sports writer Alan Gould, flanked by the New York Yankees’ Babe Ruth and manager Joe McCarthy, was looking for a way to spice up sports sections in 1935 – “something to keep the pot boiling,” was how he put it. The AP Top 25 Poll was born.
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