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September 21, 2008 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 USC (62) Pac-10 2-0 1621 1 DNP
2 < 2 Oklahoma Big 12 3-0 1484 2 DNP
3 < 3 Georgia (2) SEC 4-0 1475 3 W 27-10 A Arizona State
4 < 4 Florida (1) SEC 3-0 1442 4 W 30-6 A Tennessee
5 < 6 LSU SEC 3-0 1363 6 W 26-21 A #10 Auburn
6 < 5 Missouri Big 12 4-0 1360 5 W 42-21 H Buffalo
7 < 7 Texas Big 12 3-0 1174 7 W 52-10 H Rice
8 < 9 Alabama SEC 4-0 1132 10 W 49-14 A Arkansas
9 < 8 Wisconsin Big Ten 3-0 1091 8 DNP
10 < 11 Texas Tech Big 12 4-0 962 9 W 56-14 H Massachusetts
11 < 14 BYU MWC 4-0 919 11 W 44-0 H Wyoming
12 < 16 Penn State Big Ten 4-0 891 12 W 45-3 H Temple
13 < 12 South Florida Big East 4-0 798 14 W 17-9 A FIU
14 < 13 Ohio State Big Ten 3-1 790 13 W 28-10 H Troy
15 < 10 Auburn SEC 3-1 785 16 L 26-21 H #6 LSU
16 < 18 Wake Forest ACC 3-0 711 15 W 12-3 A #24 Florida State
17 < 20 Utah MWC 4-0 574 17 W 30-23 A Air Force
18 < 19 Kansas Big 12 3-1 555 18 W 38-14 H Sam Houston State
19 < NR Boise State WAC 3-0 363 20 W 37-32 A #17 Oregon
20 < 23 Clemson ACC 3-1 300 19 W 54-0 H South Carolina State
21 < NR Vanderbilt SEC 4-0 242 25 W 23-17 A Mississippi
22 < 22 Illinois Big Ten 2-1 224 21 DNP
23 < 15 East Carolina C-USA 3-1 201 NR L 30-24 (1OT) A NC State
24 < NR TCU MWC 4-0 117 23 W 48-7 A SMU
25 < 25 Fresno State WAC 2-1 105 24 W 55-54 (2OT) A Toledo
RV < 17 Oregon Pac-10 100 L 37-32 H Boise State
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 98  
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 63  
RV < NR Colorado Big 12 39  
RV < NR Nebraska Big 12 32  
RV < NR Connecticut Big East 26  
RV < NR Tulsa C-USA 19  
RV < NR Miami (FL) ACC 17  
RV < NR Michigan State Big Ten 14  
RV < NR Georgia Tech ACC 8  
RV < NR Kentucky SEC 7  
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 7  
RV < NR Ball State MAC 6  
RV < NR South Carolina SEC 3  
RV < 24 Florida State ACC 2 L 12-3 H #18 Wake Forest
RV < NR North Carolina ACC 2  
RV < 21 West Virginia Big East 2 L 17-14 A Colorado
RV < NR Minnesota Big Ten 1  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 9.3 6439
Big 12 5 8.6 5535
Big Ten 4 14.3 2996
MWC 3 17.3 1610
ACC 2 18.0 1011
WAC 2 22.0 468
Pac-10 1 1.0 1621
Big East 1 13.0 798
C-USA 1 23.0 201

Milestones

- Vanderbilt makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/2/1984 poll (396 polls).
- TCU makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/4/2007 poll (18 polls).
- Texas Tech makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 10/16/2005 poll (44 polls).
- West Virginia's weekly Top 25 streak ends at 45.
- Illinois' weekly Top 25 streak reaches 10.
- Wisconsin's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 10.

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.