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Ohio State Named AP's Top All-Time College Program

Ohio State has been named the No. 1 college football program of all-time by the Associated Press, it was announced today.

The Buckeyes tallied 1,112 total points according to the ranking formula the AP used. No. 2 Oklahoma managed 1,055 points, while No. 3 Notre Dame (1,042 points) was the only other school to crack the 1,000-point plateau.

The AP explained its scoring system, which included all poll data going back to the inaugural AP poll in 1936, as follows:

To determine the all-time Top 25, the AP formula counted poll appearances (one point) to mark consistency, No. 1 rankings (one point) to acknowledge elite programs and gave a bonus for AP championships (10 points).

You can view the entire top 100 here.

Per the AP's formula, here's how No's 25-11 shook out.

25. Iowa
24. Wisconsin
23. Pittsburgh
22. Clemson
21. Arkansas
20. Washington
19. Michigan State
18. Texas A&M
17. UCLA
16. Auburn
15. Georgia
14. Tennessee
13. Miami
12. Penn State
11. LSU

Here are the AP's top 10 all-time college football programs: