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November 2, 2008 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP BCS Last Week
1 < 2 Alabama (46) SEC 9-0 1600 1 1 W 35-0 H Arkansas State
2 < 6 Texas Tech (12) Big 12 9-0 1528 3 2 W 39-33 H #1 Texas
3 < 3 Penn State (6) Big Ten 9-0 1525 2 3 DNP
4 < 5 Florida (1) SEC 7-1 1398 5 5 W 49-10 N #8 Georgia
5 < 1 Texas Big 12 8-1 1353 7 4 L 39-33 A #6 Texas Tech
6 < 4 Oklahoma Big 12 8-1 1324 4 6 W 62-28 H Nebraska
7 < 7 USC Pac-10 7-1 1250 6 7 W 56-0 H Washington
8 < 9 Oklahoma State Big 12 8-1 1198 8 9 W 59-17 H Iowa State
9 < 11 Boise State WAC 8-0 1030 10 10 W 49-0 A New Mexico State
10 < 10 Utah MWC 9-0 1028 9 8 W 13-10 A New Mexico
11 < 12 TCU MWC 9-1 958 11 12 W 44-14 A UNLV
12 < 13 Ohio State Big Ten 7-2 898 12 11 DNP
13 < 14 Missouri Big 12 7-2 830 13 14 W 31-28 A Baylor
14 < 8 Georgia SEC 7-2 808 14 13 L 49-10 N #5 Florida
15 < 15 LSU SEC 6-2 746 15 16 W 35-10 H Tulane
16 < 18 Ball State MAC 8-0 594 18 17 DNP
17 < 17 BYU MWC 8-1 536 16 15 W 45-42 A Colorado State
18 < 22 Michigan State Big Ten 8-2 456 17 18 W 25-24 H Wisconsin
19 < 21 North Carolina ACC 6-2 418 19 19 DNP
20 < NR West Virginia Big East 6-2 303 23 25 W 35-13 A Connecticut
21 < NR California Pac-10 6-2 288 22 21 W 26-16 H #23 Oregon
22 < NR Georgia Tech ACC 7-2 286 20 20 W 31-28 A #16 Florida State
23 < 25 Maryland ACC 6-2 242 21 23 DNP
24 < 16 Florida State ACC 6-2 128 24 22 L 31-28 H Georgia Tech
25 < NR Pittsburgh Big East 6-2 96 NR NR W 36-33 (4OT) A Notre Dame
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 88 24 W 24-17 A Minnesota
RV < 19 Tulsa C-USA 8-1 72 NR L 30-23 A Arkansas
RV < NR Kansas Big 12 60 NR  
RV < 20 Minnesota Big Ten 7-2 23 NR L 24-17 H Northwestern
RV < NR Cincinnati Big East 16 NR  
RV < NR Oregon State Pac-10 16 NR  
RV < NR South Carolina SEC 10 NR  
RV < NR Louisville Big East 8 NR  
RV < NR Air Force MWC 6 NR  
RV < NR Arizona Pac-10 3 NR  
RV < NR Central Michigan MAC 1 NR  
RV < 24 South Florida Big East 6-3 1 NR L 24-10 A Cincinnati
RV < 23 Oregon Pac-10 6-3 0 NR L 26-16 A California

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 5 6.8 6233
SEC 4 8.5 4552
ACC 4 22.0 1074
Big Ten 3 11.0 2879
MWC 3 12.7 2522
Pac-10 2 14.0 1538
Big East 2 22.5 399
WAC 1 9.0 1030
MAC 1 16.0 594

Milestones

- Alabama makes first appearance at #1 since the final 1992 poll (263 polls).
- Texas Tech makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 11/16/1976 poll (518 polls).
- Boise State makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the final 2006 poll (26 polls).
- Texas' weekly Top 10 streak reaches 10.
- USC's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 110.
- Utah's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 10.
- Oklahoma's weekly Top 5 streak ends at 10.
- South Florida's weekly Top 25 streak ends at 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.