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Wake Forest football program's poll history
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Wake Forest football program's poll history

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Wake Forest's football team has been a regular in the Associated Press top 25 poll this season. But poll appearances haven't the norm for the program that played its first game in 1888. The seasons in which the Demon Deacons have been ranked, totaling 52 weeks. 

1944

Weeks ranked: Four

Highest ranking: No. 12

Final record: 8-1

Notable win(s): 21-7 vs. N.C. State; 19-13 vs. South Carolina in Charlotte.

1945

Weeks ranked: One

Highest ranking: No. 19

Final record: 5-3-1

Notable win(s): 13-6 vs. No. 16 Clemson

1946

Weeks ranked: Two

Highest ranking: No. 12

Final record: 6-3

Notable win(s): 19-6 vs. No. 4 Tennessee

1947

Weeks ranked: Three

Highest ranking: No. 11, the program's all-time highest

Final record: 6-4

Notable win(s): 19-7 vs. No. 19 UNC

1948

Weeks ranked: Three

Highest ranking: No. 18

Final record: 6-4

Notable win(s): 34-13 vs. N.C. State; 27-20 vs Duke.

1949

Weeks ranked: One

Highest ranking: No. 18

Final record: 4-6

Notable win(s): 35-21 vs. Clemson; 27-7 vs. Duke.

1950

Weeks ranked: Three

Highest ranking: No. 16

Final record: 6-1-2

Notable win(s): 13-7 vs. UNC; 13-7 vs. Duke.

1979

Weeks ranked: Four

Highest ranking: No. 14

Final record: 8-4

Notable win(s): 22-21 vs. No. 12 Georgia; 24-19 vs. No. 14 UNC; 42-38 vs. No. 13 Auburn.

1992

Weeks ranked: Two

Highest ranking: No. 25

Final record: 8-4

Notable win(s): 39-35 vs. Oregon in the Independence Bowl.

2003

Weeks ranked: One

Highest ranking: No. 20

Final record: 5-7

Notable win(s): 38-24 vs. No. 14 N.C. State.

2006

Weeks ranked: Nine

Highest ranking: No. 14

Final record: 11-3

Notable win(s): 21-14 vs. No. 16 Boston College; 9-6 vs. No. 23 Georgia Tech.

2007

Weeks ranked: One

Highest ranking: No. 21

Final record: 9-4

Notable win(s): 24-21 vs. No. 21 Florida State).

2008

Weeks ranked: Eight

Highest ranking: No. 16

Final record: 8-5

Notable win(s): 12-3 vs. No. 24 Florida State; 33-30 (OT) vs. Duke.

2019

Weeks ranked: Five

Highest ranking: No. 19

Final record: 8-5

Notable win(s): 24-18 vs. UNC: 44-10 vs. N.C. State; 39-27 vs. Duke.

2021

Weeks ranked: Five

Highest ranking: No. 13 (current ranking)

Current record: 7-0

Remaining games: Duke, 4 p.m. Saturday; at North Carolina (non-conference), Nov. 6; N.C. State, Nov. 13; at Clemson, Nov. 20; at Boston College, Nov. 27

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