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1989 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 4 Michigan (23) Big Ten 0-0 1439 DNP
2 < 1 Notre Dame (20) Ind 0-0 1378 DNP
3 < 10 Nebraska (10) Big 8 0-0 1333 DNP
4 < 2 Miami (FL) (4) Ind 0-0 1322 DNP
5 < 7 USC (1) Pac-10 0-0 1288 DNP
6 < 3 Florida State (2) Ind 0-0 1202 DNP
7 < 19 LSU SEC 0-0 1059 DNP
8 < 8 Auburn SEC 0-0 1007 DNP
9 < 6 UCLA Pac-10 0-0 996 DNP
10 < 12 Arkansas Southwest 0-0 884 DNP
11 < NR Penn State Ind 0-0 746 DNP
12 < 9 Clemson ACC 0-0 695 DNP
13 < 13 Syracuse Ind 0-0 644 DNP
14 < NR Colorado Big 8 0-0 630 DNP
15 < 14 Oklahoma Big 8 0-0 620 DNP
16 < 17 Alabama SEC 0-0 479 DNP
17 < 5 West Virginia Ind 0-0 457 DNP
18 < NR Arizona Pac-10 0-0 319 DNP
19 < NR BYU WAC 0-0 306 DNP
20 < NR Pittsburgh Ind 0-0 282 DNP
21 < 18 Houston Southwest 0-0 281 DNP
22 < NR Illinois Big Ten 0-0 277 DNP
23 < NR Iowa Big Ten 0-0 250 DNP
24 < NR NC State ACC 0-0 238 DNP
25 < NR Ohio State Big Ten 0-0 200.5 DNP
NR < 15 Georgia SEC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 20 Indiana Big Ten 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 11 Oklahoma State Big 8 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 16 Washington State Pac-10 0-0 0 DNP

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Ind 7 10.4 6031
Big Ten 4 17.8 2166.5
SEC 3 10.3 2545
Pac-10 3 10.7 2603
Big 8 3 10.7 2583
Southwest 2 15.5 1165
ACC 2 18.0 933
WAC 1 19.0 306

Notes

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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.