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2008 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 2 Georgia (22) SEC 0-0 1528 1 DNP
2 < 5 Ohio State (21) Big Ten 0-0 1506 3 DNP
3 < 3 USC (12) Pac-10 0-0 1490 2 DNP
4 < 8 Oklahoma (4) Big 12 0-0 1444 4 DNP
5 < 13 Florida (6) SEC 0-0 1415 5 DNP
6 < 4 Missouri Big 12 0-0 1266 7 DNP
7 < 1 LSU SEC 0-0 1135 6 DNP
8 < 21 West Virginia Big East 0-0 1116 8 DNP
9 < 6 Clemson ACC 0-0 1105 9 DNP
10 < 15 Auburn SEC 0-0 968 11 DNP
11 < 15 Texas Big 12 0-0 966 10 DNP
12 < 22 Texas Tech Big 12 0-0 786 14 DNP
13 < 24 Wisconsin Big Ten 0-0 771 12 DNP
14 < 7 Kansas Big 12 0-0 707 13 DNP
15 < 16 Arizona State Pac-10 0-0 631 16 DNP
16 < 14 BYU MWC 0-0 590 17 DNP
17 < 9 Virginia Tech ACC 0-0 578 15 DNP
18 < 12 Tennessee SEC 0-0 509 18 DNP
19 < NR South Florida Big East 0-0 496 21 DNP
20 < 20 Illinois Big Ten 0-0 483 19 DNP
21 < 23 Oregon Pac-10 0-0 366 20 DNP
22 < NR Penn State Big Ten 0-0 293 22 DNP
23 < NR Wake Forest ACC 0-0 227 23 DNP
24 < NR Alabama SEC 0-0 89 NR DNP
25 < NR Pittsburgh Big East 0-0 85 NR DNP
RV < NR South Carolina SEC 84  
RV < NR Fresno State WAC 83  
RV < NR California Pac-10 59  
RV < NR Utah MWC 53  
RV < 17 Cincinnati Big East 0-0 44 DNP
RV < NR Florida State ACC 41  
RV < 18 Michigan Big Ten 0-0 36 DNP
RV < 10 Boston College ACC 0-0 32 DNP
RV < NR Rutgers Big East 32  
RV < NR Michigan State Big Ten 21  
RV < NR Boise State WAC 17  
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 14  
RV < NR North Carolina ACC 14  
RV < NR Connecticut Big East 10  
RV < NR Tulsa C-USA 7  
RV < NR UCLA Pac-10 6  
RV < 25 Oregon State Pac-10 0-0 5 DNP
RV < NR Mississippi State SEC 4  
RV < NR Virginia ACC 4  
RV < NR Arizona Pac-10 3  
RV < NR Nebraska Big 12 2  
RV < NR Notre Dame Ind 2  
RV < 19 Hawaii WAC 0-0 1 DNP
RV < NR Washington Pac-10 1  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 10.8 5644
Big 12 5 9.4 5169
Big Ten 4 14.3 3053
Pac-10 3 13.0 2487
ACC 3 16.3 1910
Big East 3 17.3 1697
MWC 1 16.0 590

MILESTONES
- Consecutive preseason appearance streaks for Florida State (1983-2007) and Michigan (1986-2007) have ended. Ohio State now owns the longest streak at 20 (1989-2008).
- LSU's weekly Top 5 streak ends at 19.
- Hawaii's weekly Top 25 streak ends at 16.
- BC's weekly Top 25 streak ends at 14.
- USC's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 100.
- Pittsburgh makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2005 preseason poll (47 polls).
- Clemson makes first appearance in Top 10 since 10/22/2006 (23 polls).
- Auburn makes first appearance in Top 10 since the 2006 final poll (16 polls).
- Georgia makes first appearance at #1 since 12/6/1982 (415 polls).

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.
  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.

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