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September 2, 2008 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 3 USC (21) Pac-10 1-0 1539 1 W 52-7 A Virginia
2 < 1 Georgia (20) SEC 1-0 1506 2 W 45-21 H Georgia Southern
3 < 2 Ohio State (15) Big Ten 1-0 1497 3 W 43-0 H Youngstown State
4 < 4 Oklahoma (2) Big 12 1-0 1432 4 W 57-2 H Chattanooga
5 < 5 Florida (5) SEC 1-0 1415 5 W 56-10 H Hawaii
6 < 6 Missouri (1) Big 12 1-0 1301 7 W 52-42 N #20 Illinois
7 < 7 LSU (1) SEC 1-0 1207 6 W 41-13 H Appalachian State
8 < 8 West Virginia Big East 1-0 1108 8 W 48-21 H Villanova
9 < 10 Auburn SEC 1-0 1033 10 W 34-0 H Louisiana-Monroe
10 < 11 Texas Big 12 1-0 1028 9 W 52-10 H Florida Atlantic
11 < 13 Wisconsin Big Ten 1-0 849 11 W 38-17 H Akron
12 < 12 Texas Tech Big 12 1-0 842 13 W 49-24 H Eastern Washington
13 < 24 Alabama SEC 1-0 834 17 W 34-10 N #9 Clemson
14 < 14 Kansas Big 12 1-0 748 12 W 40-10 H FIU
15 < 15 Arizona State Pac-10 1-0 672 14 W 30-13 H Northern Arizona
15 < 16 BYU MWC 1-0 672 15 W 41-17 H Northern Iowa
17 < 19 South Florida Big East 1-0 588 18 W 56-7 H Tennessee-Martin
18 < 21 Oregon Pac-10 1-0 508 16 W 44-10 H Washington
19 < 22 Penn State Big Ten 1-0 467 19 W 66-10 H Coastal Carolina
20 < 23 Wake Forest ACC 1-0 414 20 W 41-13 A Baylor
21 < NR Fresno State WAC 1-0 242 21 W 24-7 A Rutgers
22 < NR Utah MWC 1-0 214 23 W 25-23 A Michigan
23 < NR UCLA Pac-10 1-0 151 NR W 27-24 (1OT) H #18 Tennessee
24 < 20 Illinois Big Ten 0-1 147 25 L 52-42 N #6 Missouri
24 < NR South Carolina SEC 1-0 147 24 W 34-0 H NC State
RV < 9 Clemson ACC 0-1 143 L 34-10 N #24 Alabama
RV < NR East Carolina CUSA 108  
RV < NR California Pac-10 91  
RV < NR Boston College ACC 36  
RV < NR Florida State ACC 36  
RV < NR Cincinnati Big East 35  
RV < 18 Tennessee SEC 30 L 27-24 (1OT) A UCLA
RV < NR Boise State WAC 19  
RV < NR Bowling Green MAC 17  
RV < 17 Virginia Tech ACC 14 L 27-22 N East Carolina
RV < NR Connecticut Big East 9  
RV < NR Rutgers Big East 6  
RV < NR Kentucky SEC 5  
RV < NR Nebraska Big 12 4  
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 3  
RV < NR Arizona Pac-10 2  
RV < NR TCU MWC 2  
RV < NR Miami (FL) ACC 1  
RV < NR North Carolina ACC 1  
RV < NR Notre Dame Ind 1  
RV < NR Tulsa CUSA 1  
RV < 25 Pittsburgh Big East 0 L 27-17 H Bowling Green

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 10.0 6142
Big 12 5 9.2 5351
Big Ten 4 14.3 2960
Pac-10 4 14.3 2870
Big East 2 12.5 1696
MWC 2 18.5 886
ACC 1 20.0 414
WAC 1 21.0 242

Milestones

- Virginia Tech's weekly Top 25 streak ends at 24.
- Florida's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 50.
- Fresno State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/27/2005 poll (35 polls).
- Utah makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 2004 final poll (49 polls).
- UCLA makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/9/2007 poll (14 polls).
- USC makes first appearance at #1 since 9/23/2007 (12 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)
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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.