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1998 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 12 Ohio State (30) Big Ten 0-0 1668 DNP
2 < 3 Florida State (22) ACC 0-0 1663 DNP
3 < 4 Florida (5) SEC 0-0 1547 DNP
4 < 2 Nebraska (4) Big 12 0-0 1534 DNP
5 < 1 Michigan (4) Big Ten 0-0 1475 DNP
6 < 8 Kansas State (2) Big 12 0-0 1335 DNP
7 < 5 UCLA (1) Pac-10 0-0 1331 DNP
8 < 14 Arizona State (2) Pac-10 0-0 1256 DNP
9 < 13 LSU SEC 0-0 1237 DNP
10 < 7 Tennessee SEC 0-0 1094 DNP
11 < NR West Virginia Big East 0-0 985 DNP
12 < 6 North Carolina ACC 0-0 864 DNP
13 < 16 Penn State Big Ten 0-0 804 DNP
14 < 20 Texas A&M Big 12 0-0 760 DNP
15 < 17 Colorado State WAC 0-0 631 DNP
16 < NR Virginia ACC 0-0 620 DNP
17 < 21 Syracuse Big East 0-0 608 DNP
18 < 18 Washington Pac-10 0-0 494 DNP
19 < 10 Georgia SEC 0-0 480 DNP
20 < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 0-0 444 DNP
21 < 19 Southern Miss C-USA 0-0 341 DNP
22 < NR Notre Dame Ind 0-0 291 DNP
23 < NR Michigan State Big Ten 0-0 211 DNP
24 < NR Arizona Pac-10 0-0 208 DNP
25 < 11 Auburn SEC 0-0 201 DNP
NR < 25 Georgia Tech ACC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 22 Mississippi SEC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 23 Missouri Big 12 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 24 Oklahoma State Big 12 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 15 Purdue Big Ten 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 9 Washington State Pac-10 0-0 0 DNP

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 5 12.4 4602
SEC 5 13.2 4559
Pac-10 4 14.3 3289
Big 12 3 8.0 3629
ACC 3 10.0 3147
Big East 2 14.0 1593
WAC 1 15.0 631
C-USA 1 21.0 341
Ind 1 22.0 291

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.