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2009 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L Points CP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (60) SEC 14-0 1500 *1 W 37-21 N #2 Texas (BCS NC)
2 < 2 Texas Big 12 13-1 1399 2 L 37-21 N #1 Alabama (BCS)
3 < 5 Florida SEC 13-1 1370 3 W 51-24 N #4 Cincinnati (Sugar)
4 < 6 Boise State WAC 14-0 1366 4 W 17-10 N #3 TCU (Fiesta)
5 < 8 Ohio State Big Ten 11-2 1224 5 W 26-17 N #7 Oregon (Rose)
6 < 3 TCU MWC 12-1 1163 6 L 17-10 N #6 Boise State (Fiesta)
7 < 10 Iowa Big Ten 11-2 1126 7 W 24-14 N #9 Georgia Tech (Orange)
8 < 4 Cincinnati Big East 12-1 1060 9 L 51-24 N #5 Florida (Sugar)
9 < 11 Penn State Big Ten 11-2 1016 8 W 19-17 N #13 LSU (Capital One)
10 < 12 Virginia Tech ACC 10-3 953 10 W 37-14 N Tennessee (Chick-fil-A)
11 < 7 Oregon Pac-10 10-3 886 11 L 26-17 N #8 Ohio State (Rose)
12 < 15 BYU MWC 11-2 806 12 W 44-20 N #16 Oregon State (Las Vegas)
13 < 9 Georgia Tech ACC 11-3 768 13 L 24-14 N #10 Iowa (Orange)
14 < 20 Nebraska Big 12 10-4 724 14 W 33-0 N #22 Arizona (Holiday)
15 < 17 Pittsburgh Big East 10-3 697 15 W 19-17 N North Carolina (Meineke Car Care)
16 < 24 Wisconsin Big Ten 10-3 571 16 W 20-14 N #14 Miami (FL) (Champ Sports)
17 < 13 LSU SEC 9-4 501 17 L 19-17 N #11 Penn State (Capital One)
18 < 23 Utah MWC 10-3 491 18 W 37-27 N California (Poinsettia)
19 < 14 Miami (FL) ACC 9-4 310 19 L 20-14 N #24 Wisconsin (Champ Sports)
20 < NR Mississippi SEC 9-4 296 21 W 21-7 N #21 Oklahoma State (Cotton)
21 < NR Texas Tech Big 12 9-4 224 23 W 41-31 N Michigan State (Alamo)
22 < NR USC Pac-10 9-4 216 20 W 24-13 N Boston College (Emerald)
23 < 25 Central Michigan MAC 12-2 166 24 W 44-41 (2OT) N Troy (GMAC)
24 < NR Clemson ACC 9-5 125 RV W 21-13 N Kentucky (Music City)
25 < 18 West Virginia Big East 9-4 91 22 L 33-21 N Florida State (Gator)
RV < NR Oklahoma Big 12 8-5 90 RV W 31-27 N #19 Stanford (Sun)
RV < 16 Oregon State Pac-10 8-5 89 RV L 44-20 N #15 BYU (Las Vegas)
RV < NR Navy Ind 10-4 85 RV W 35-13 N Missouri (Texas)
RV < 19 Stanford Pac-10 8-5 67 RV L 31-27 N Oklahoma (Sun)
RV < 21 Oklahoma State Big 12 9-4 40 25 L 21-7 N Mississippi (Cotton)
RV < NR Rutgers Big East 9-4 37 RV W 45-24 N UCF
RV < NR Auburn SEC 8-5 8 RV W 38-35 (1OT) N Northwestern (Outback)
RV < NR Georgia SEC 8-5 7 RV W 44-20 N Texas A&M (Independence)
RV < NR Florida State ACC 7-6 6 RV W 33-21 N #18 West Virginia (Gator)
RV < 22 Arizona Pac-10 8-5 5 RV L 33-0 N #20 Nebraska (Holiday)
RV < NR Connecticut Big East 8-5 5 RV W 20-7 N South Carolina (PapaJohns.com)
RV < NR Middle Tennessee Sun Belt 10-3 4 RV W 42-32 N Southern Miss (New Orleans)
RV < NR Air Force MWC 8-5 3 RV W 47-20 N Houston (Armed Forces)
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 8-5 3 RV W 20-17 (1OT) N East Carolina (Liberty)
RV < NR Villanova Other 14-1 2 NR W 23-21 N Montana (FCS NC)
NR < NR East Carolina C-USA 9-5 0 RV L 20-17 (1OT) N Arkansas (Liberty)
NR < NR Houston C-USA 10-4 0 RV L 47-20 N Air Force (Armed Forces)
NR < NR Northwestern Big Ten 8-5 0 RV L 38-35 (1OT) N Auburn (Outback)
NR < NR SMU C-USA 8-5 0 RV W 45-10 N Nevada (Hawaii)
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 4 9.3 3937
SEC 4 10.3 3667
ACC 4 16.5 2156
MWC 3 12.0 2460
Big 12 3 12.3 2347
Big East 3 16.0 1848
Pac-10 2 16.5 1102
WAC 1 4.0 1366
MAC 1 23.0 166

MILESTONES
- Ohio State makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 9/7/2008 poll (29 polls).
- Georgia's final poll streak ends at 12.
- Oklahoma's final poll streak ends at 9.
- Florida's final poll streak reaches 5.
- West Virginia's final poll streak reaches 5.
- Arizona State's season streak ends at 7.
- Boston College's season streak ends at 5.
- Tennessee's season streak ends at 24.
- Alabama's weekly Top 10 streak reaches 30.
- Oklahoma State's weekly Top 25 streak ends at 27.
- USC breaks tie with Oklahoma for #4 in total appearances.
- Oklahoma State ties NC State for #50 in total appearances.
- West Virginia ties Purdue for #31 in total appearances.
- Boise State ties Air Force for #66 in total appearances.
- Central Michigan breaks tie with 15 other teams for #145 and ties 7 other teams for #138 in total appearances.

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)
  • Clicking on the team name will display the week-by-week ranking for that team.
  • Regular season polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-67 had 10 teams (except for the 1961 final poll which had 20), 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.


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