October 5, 2008 AP Football Poll
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Wisconsin 96, Tulsa 85, Illinois 81, California 80, Northwestern 78, TCU 70, Georgia Tech 59, Kentucky 49, Florida State 36, Notre Dame 6, Fresno State 5, Arizona 5, Oregon 4, Boston College 3
- Ball State makes first ever appearance in the Top 25.
- North Carolina makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/28/2001 poll (112 polls).
- Michigan State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/16/2005 poll (46 polls).
- Texas makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 8/18/2007 poll (21 polls).
- Wisconsin's weekly Top 25 streak ends at 11.
- Oklahoma's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 40.
- Missouri's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 20.
- USC's weekly Top 10 streak reaches 10.
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