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October 26, 2008 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP BCS Last Week
1 < 1 Texas (65) Big 12 8-0 1625 1 1 W 28-24 H #7 Oklahoma State
2 < 2 Alabama SEC 8-0 1542 2 2 W 29-9 A Tennessee
3 < 3 Penn State Big Ten 9-0 1503 3 3 W 13-6 A #10 Ohio State
4 < 4 Oklahoma Big 12 7-1 1361 4 4 W 58-35 A Kansas State
5 < 5 Florida SEC 6-1 1337 7 8 W 63-5 H Kentucky
6 < 8 Texas Tech Big 12 8-0 1280 5 7 W 63-21 A #19 Kansas
7 < 6 USC Pac-10 6-1 1234 6 5 W 17-10 A Arizona
8 < 9 Georgia SEC 7-1 1212 8 6 W 52-38 A #11 LSU
9 < 7 Oklahoma State Big 12 7-1 1168 10 9 L 28-24 A #1 Texas
10 < 12 Utah MWC 8-0 1027 9 10 DNP
11 < 13 Boise State WAC 7-0 946 11 11 W 33-16 A San Jose State
12 < 15 TCU MWC 8-1 848 12 13 W 54-7 H Wyoming
13 < 10 Ohio State Big Ten 7-2 834 13 12 L 13-6 H #3 Penn State
14 < 16 Missouri Big 12 6-2 791 14 14 W 58-0 H Colorado
15 < 11 LSU SEC 5-2 649 15 19 L 52-38 H #9 Georgia
16 < 24 Florida State ACC 6-1 558 16 15 W 30-20 H Virginia Tech
17 < 18 BYU MWC 7-1 553 17 20 W 42-35 H UNLV
18 < 20 Ball State MAC 8-0 542 19 16 W 38-16 H Eastern Michigan
19 < 22 Tulsa C-USA 8-0 527 18 18 W 49-19 H UCF
20 < 25 Minnesota Big Ten 7-1 438 20 17 W 17-6 A Purdue
21 < NR North Carolina ACC 6-2 228 22 22 W 45-24 H #23 Boston College
22 < NR Michigan State Big Ten 7-2 219 21 21 W 35-21 A Michigan
23 < NR Oregon Pac-10 6-2 188 24 24 W 54-20 A Arizona State
24 < 14 South Florida Big East 6-2 100 23 23 L 24-20 A Louisville
25 < NR Maryland ACC 6-2 89 25 NR W 27-24 H NC State
RV < NR West Virginia Big East 73 NR  
RV < NR California Pac-10 42 NR  
RV < 19 Kansas Big 12 40 NR L 63-21 H #8 Texas Tech
RV < 17 Pittsburgh Big East 33 NR L 54-34 H Rutgers
RV < NR Connecticut Big East 30 25 W 40-16 H Cincinnati
RV < NR Virginia ACC 25 NR  
RV < 21 Georgia Tech ACC 19 NR L 24-17 H Virginia
RV < NR Louisville Big East 15 NR  
RV < NR Notre Dame Ind 11 NR  
RV < NR Oregon State Pac-10 11 NR  
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 6 NR  
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 5 NR  
RV < NR Troy Sun Belt 5 NR  
RV < NR Air Force MWC 4 NR  
RV < 23 Boston College ACC 4 NR L 45-24 A North Carolina
RV < NR Navy Ind 2 NR  
RV < NR Arizona Pac-10 1 NR  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 5 6.8 6225
SEC 4 7.5 4740
Big Ten 4 14.5 2994
MWC 3 13.0 2428
ACC 3 20.7 875
Pac-10 2 15.0 1422
WAC 1 11.0 946
MAC 1 18.0 542
C-USA 1 19.0 527
Big East 1 24.0 100

Milestones

- Utah makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the final 2005 poll (57 polls).
- Maryland makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/12/2006 poll (29 polls).
- Alabama's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 10.
- Penn State's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 10.
- South Florida's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 10.
- Kansas' weekly Top 25 streak ends at 19.

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.