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2008 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 2 Georgia (22) SEC 0-0 1528 1 DNP
2 < 5 Ohio State (21) Big Ten 0-0 1506 3 DNP
3 < 3 USC (12) Pac-10 0-0 1490 2 DNP
4 < 8 Oklahoma (4) Big 12 0-0 1444 4 DNP
5 < 13 Florida (6) SEC 0-0 1415 5 DNP
6 < 4 Missouri Big 12 0-0 1266 7 DNP
7 < 1 LSU SEC 0-0 1135 6 DNP
8 < 21 West Virginia Big East 0-0 1116 8 DNP
9 < 6 Clemson ACC 0-0 1105 9 DNP
10 < 10 Auburn SEC 0-0 968 11 DNP
11 < 15 Texas Big 12 0-0 966 10 DNP
12 < 22 Texas Tech Big 12 0-0 786 14 DNP
13 < 24 Wisconsin Big Ten 0-0 771 12 DNP
14 < 7 Kansas Big 12 0-0 707 13 DNP
15 < 16 Arizona State Pac-10 0-0 631 16 DNP
16 < 14 BYU MWC 0-0 590 17 DNP
17 < 9 Virginia Tech ACC 0-0 578 15 DNP
18 < 12 Tennessee SEC 0-0 509 18 DNP
19 < NR South Florida Big East 0-0 496 21 DNP
20 < 20 Illinois Big Ten 0-0 483 19 DNP
21 < 23 Oregon Pac-10 0-0 366 20 DNP
22 < NR Penn State Big Ten 0-0 293 22 DNP
23 < NR Wake Forest ACC 0-0 227 23 DNP
24 < NR Alabama SEC 0-0 89 NR DNP
25 < NR Pittsburgh Big East 0-0 85 NR DNP
NR < 10 Boston College ACC 0-0 0 0 DNP
NR < 17 Cincinnati Big East 0-0 0 0 DNP
NR < 19 Hawaii WAC 0-0 0 0 DNP
NR < 18 Michigan Big Ten 0-0 0 0 DNP
NR < 25 Oregon State Pac-10 0-0 0 0 DNP

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
South Carolina 84, Fresno State 83, California 59, Utah 53, Cincinnati 44, Florida State 41, Michigan 36, Boston College 32, Rutgers 32, Michigan State 21, Boise State 17, Arkansas 14, North Carolina 14, Connecticut 10, Tulsa 7, UCLA 6, Oregon State 5, Mississippi State 4, Virginia 4, Arizona 3, Nebraska 2, Notre Dame 2, Hawaii 1, Washington 1

CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 10.8 5644
Big 12 5 9.4 5169
Big Ten 4 14.3 3053
Pac-10 3 13.0 2487
ACC 3 16.3 1910
Big East 3 17.3 1697
MWC 1 16.0 590

MILESTONES
- Consecutive preseason appearance streaks for Florida State (1983-2007) and Michigan (1986-2007) have ended. Ohio State now owns the longest streak at 20 (1989-2008).
- LSU's weekly Top 5 streak ends at 19.
- Hawaii's weekly Top 25 streak ends at 16.
- BC's weekly Top 25 streak ends at 14.
- USC's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 100.
- Pittsburgh makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2005 preseason poll (47 polls).
- Clemson makes first appearance in Top 10 since 10/22/2006 (23 polls).
- Auburn makes first appearance in Top 10 since the 2006 final poll (16 polls).
- Georgia makes first appearance at #1 since 12/6/1982 (415 polls).

Notes

  • * = Received first place votes (non-AP rankings); Hold the mouse cursor over these rankings to see the first place votes (where available) in a tooltip (for browsers that support tooltips)
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  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.

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