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2009 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Florida (58) SEC 0-0 1498 1 DNP
2 < 4 Texas (2) Big 12 0-0 1424 2 DNP
3 < 5 Oklahoma Big 12 0-0 1370 3 DNP
4 < 3 USC Pac-10 0-0 1313 4 DNP
5 < 6 Alabama SEC 0-0 1156 5 DNP
6 < 9 Ohio State Big Ten 0-0 1113 6 DNP
7 < 15 Virginia Tech ACC 0-0 1054 7 DNP
8 < 14 Mississippi SEC 0-0 1047 10 DNP
9 < 16 Oklahoma State Big 12 0-0 989 11 DNP
9 < 8 Penn State Big Ten 0-0 989 8 DNP
11 < NR LSU SEC 0-0 914 9 DNP
12 < NR California Pac-10 0-0 746 12 DNP
13 < 13 Georgia SEC 0-0 714 13 DNP
14 < 11 Boise State WAC 0-0 659 16 DNP
15 < 22 Georgia Tech ACC 0-0 593 15 DNP
16 < 10 Oregon Pac-10 0-0 587 14 DNP
17 < 7 TCU MWC 0-0 521 17 DNP
18 < 21 Florida State ACC 0-0 307 19 DNP
19 < 2 Utah MWC 0-0 289 18 DNP
20 < 25 BYU MWC 0-0 267 24 DNP
21 < NR North Carolina ACC 0-0 261 20 DNP
22 < 20 Iowa Big Ten 0-0 229 21 DNP
23 < NR Notre Dame Ind 0-0 225 23 DNP
24 < NR Nebraska Big 12 0-0 207 22 DNP
25 < NR Kansas Big 12 0-0 134 NR DNP
RV < 18 Oregon State Pac-10 0-0 122 25 DNP
RV < NR Illinois Big Ten 0-0 105 NR DNP
RV < NR Pittsburgh Big East 0-0 103 NR DNP
RV < 24 Michigan State Big Ten 0-0 100 NR DNP
RV < NR Rutgers Big East 0-0 83 NR DNP
RV < 12 Texas Tech Big 12 0-0 76 NR DNP
RV < 23 West Virginia Big East 0-0 57 NR DNP
RV < 17 Cincinnati Big East 0-0 44 NR DNP
RV < NR Clemson ACC 0-0 42 NR DNP
RV < NR Miami (FL) ACC 0-0 40 NR DNP
RV < NR East Carolina C-USA 0-0 30 NR DNP
RV < NR Tennessee SEC 0-0 15 NR DNP
RV < NR Arizona Pac-10 0-0 13 NR DNP
RV < NR NC State ACC 0-0 10 NR DNP
RV < NR Boston College ACC 0-0 9 NR DNP
RV < NR Auburn SEC 0-0 7 NR DNP
RV < NR Central Michigan MAC 0-0 7 NR DNP
RV < NR UCLA Pac-10 0-0 7 NR DNP
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 0-0 5 NR DNP
RV < 19 Missouri Big 12 0-0 3 NR DNP
RV < NR South Florida Big East 0-0 3 NR DNP
RV < NR Southern Miss C-USA 0-0 3 NR DNP
RV < NR Vanderbilt SEC 0-0 3 NR DNP
RV < NR South Carolina SEC 0-0 2 NR DNP
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 0-0 1 NR DNP
RV < NR Houston C-USA 0-0 1 NR DNP
RV < NR Nevada WAC 0-0 1 NR DNP
RV < NR Troy Sun Belt 0-0 1 NR DNP
RV < NR Tulsa C-USA 0-0 1 NR DNP

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 5 7.6 5329
Big 12 5 12.6 4124
ACC 4 15.3 2215
Pac-10 3 10.7 2646
Big Ten 3 12.3 2331
MWC 3 18.7 1077
WAC 1 14.0 659
Ind 1 23.0 225

Milestones

- Virginia Tech makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the final 2007 poll (17 polls).
- Mississippi makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 11/23/1970 poll (616 polls).
- Notre Dame makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2006 poll (33 polls).
- Nebraska makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/30/2007 poll (27 polls).
- Oklahoma's preseason streak reaches 10.
- Florida's season streak reaches 30.
- LSU's season streak reaches 10.
- TCU's weekly Top 25 streak reach 10.
- Missouri's weekly Top 25 streak ends at 30.

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.