September 28, 2008 AP Football Poll
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Maryland 46, Michigan State 42, Kentucky 40, Ball State 38, Northwestern 32, Tulsa 32, TCU 30, Illinois 24, North Carolina 21, Florida State 14, Mississippi 13, Georgia Tech 10, California 5, Nebraska 5, Oregon State 3, Boston College 3, Colorado 2
- Oklahoma makes first appearance at #1 since the 11/30/2003 poll (71 polls) and takes sole possession of 1st place in total number of appearances at #1 with 96.
- Alabama makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 11/6/2005 poll (42 polls) and first appearance at #2 since the 10/12/1993 poll (250 polls).
- Texas makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 2007 preseason poll (20 polls).
- Penn State makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 9/16/2007 poll (17 polls).
- BYU makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 12/2/2001 poll (106 polls).
- South Florida makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 10/14/2007 poll (13 polls).
- Oklahoma State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/21/2004 poll (56 polls).
- Georgia's weekly Top 10 streak ends at 12.
- Illinois' weekly Top 25 streak ends at 10.
- BYU's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 10.
- Auburn's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 10.
- Texas' weekly Top 25 streak reaches 130.
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