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2000 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 3 Nebraska (36) Big 12 0-0 1732 DNP
2 < 1 Florida State (29) ACC 0-0 1720 DNP
3 < 8 Alabama (3) SEC 0-0 1570 DNP
4 < 4 Wisconsin (1) Big Ten 0-0 1408 DNP
5 < 15 Miami (FL) Big East 0-0 1392 DNP
6 < 5 Michigan Big Ten 0-0 1380 DNP
7 < 21 Texas (2) Big 12 0-0 1297 DNP
8 < 6 Kansas State Big 12 0-0 1276 DNP
9 < 12 Florida SEC 0-0 1255 DNP
10 < 16 Georgia SEC 0-0 1226 DNP
11 < 2 Virginia Tech Big East 0-0 1044 DNP
12 < 9 Tennessee SEC 0-0 940 DNP
13 < NR Washington Pac-10 0-0 816 DNP
14 < 25 Purdue Big Ten 0-0 751 DNP
15 < NR USC Pac-10 0-0 723 DNP
16 < NR Ohio State Big Ten 0-0 601 DNP
17 < NR Clemson ACC 0-0 599 DNP
18 < 22 Mississippi SEC 0-0 541 DNP
19 < NR Oklahoma Big 12 0-0 455 DNP
20 < NR TCU WAC 0-0 404 DNP
21 < 24 Illinois Big Ten 0-0 361 DNP
22 < 11 Penn State Big Ten 0-0 359 DNP
23 < 14 Southern Miss C-USA 0-0 224 DNP
24 < NR Colorado Big 12 0-0 166 DNP
25 < 7 Michigan State Big Ten 0-0 145 DNP
RV < 23 Texas A&M Big 12 0-0 139 DNP
RV < NR UCLA Pac-10 0-0 115 DNP
RV < NR East Carolina C-USA 0-0 75 DNP
RV < 19 Oregon Pac-10 0-0 63 DNP
RV < NR Auburn SEC 0-0 36 DNP
RV < NR Colorado State MWC 0-0 35 DNP
RV < 13 Mississippi State SEC 0-0 34 DNP
RV < NR Utah MWC 0-0 33 DNP
RV < NR Notre Dame Ind 0-0 32 DNP
RV < NR Virginia ACC 0-0 26 DNP
RV < 10 Marshall MAC 0-0 23 DNP
RV < 17 Arkansas SEC 0-0 22 DNP
RV < 20 Georgia Tech ACC 0-0 10 DNP
RV < NR LSU SEC 0-0 10 DNP
RV < NR Syracuse Big East 0-0 9 DNP
RV < NR BYU MWC 0-0 7 DNP
RV < 18 Minnesota Big Ten 0-0 5 DNP
RV < NR Boston College Big East 0-0 3 DNP
RV < NR Kentucky SEC 0-0 3 DNP
RV < NR Texas Tech Big 12 0-0 3 DNP
RV < NR Toledo MAC 0-0 3 DNP
RV < NR Stanford Pac-10 0-0 2 DNP
RV < NR Arizona State Pac-10 0-0 1 DNP
RV < NR Oregon State Pac-10 0-0 1 DNP

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 7 15.4 5005
SEC 5 10.4 5532
Big 12 5 11.8 4926
Big East 2 8.0 2436
ACC 2 9.5 2319
Pac-10 2 14.0 1539
WAC 1 20.0 404
C-USA 1 23.0 224

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.