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November 9, 2008 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP BCS Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (44) SEC 10-0 1604 1 1 W 27-21 (1OT) A #15 LSU
2 < 2 Texas Tech (21) Big 12 10-0 1574 2 2 W 56-20 H #8 Oklahoma State
3 < 4 Florida SEC 8-1 1467 3 4 W 42-14 A Vanderbilt
4 < 5 Texas Big 12 9-1 1437 5 3 W 45-21 H Baylor
5 < 6 Oklahoma Big 12 9-1 1375 4 5 W 66-28 A Texas A&M
6 < 7 USC Pac-10 8-1 1311 6 6 W 17-3 H #21 California
7 < 3 Penn State Big Ten 9-1 1161 8 8 L 24-23 A Iowa
8 < 10 Utah MWC 10-0 1157 7 7 W 13-10 H #11 TCU
9 < 9 Boise State WAC 9-0 1110 9 9 W 49-14 H Utah State
10 < 12 Ohio State Big Ten 8-2 1009 10 11 W 45-10 A Northwestern
11 < 8 Oklahoma State Big 12 8-2 963 13 13 L 56-20 A #2 Texas Tech
12 < 13 Missouri Big 12 8-2 913 11 12 W 41-24 H Kansas State
13 < 14 Georgia SEC 8-2 880 12 10 W 42-38 A Kentucky
14 < 16 Ball State MAC 9-0 677 16 14 W 45-14 H Northern Illinois
15 < 11 TCU MWC 9-2 623 18 18 L 13-10 A #10 Utah
16 < 17 BYU MWC 9-1 602 14 17 W 41-12 H San Diego State
17 < 19 North Carolina ACC 7-2 597 17 16 W 28-7 H #22 Georgia Tech
18 < 18 Michigan State Big Ten 9-2 584 15 15 W 21-7 H Purdue
19 < 15 LSU SEC 6-3 552 20 20 L 27-21 (1OT) H #1 Alabama
20 < 24 Florida State ACC 7-2 380 19 19 W 41-27 H Clemson
21 < 25 Pittsburgh Big East 7-2 318 21 21 W 41-7 H Louisville
22 < NR Cincinnati Big East 7-2 269 22 22 W 26-23 (1OT) A #20 West Virginia
23 < NR Oregon State Pac-10 6-3 124 25 NR W 34-6 A UCLA
24 < NR South Carolina SEC 7-3 117 23 25 W 34-21 H Arkansas
25 < NR Tulsa C-USA 8-1 84 24 23 DNP
RV < 21 California Pac-10 6-3 73 NR L 17-3 A #7 USC
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 44 NR  
RV < NR Air Force MWC 40 NR  
RV < 22 Georgia Tech ACC 7-3 29 NR L 28-7 A #19 North Carolina
RV < NR Arizona Pac-10 7 NR  
RV < NR Oregon Pac-10 6 NR  
RV < NR Western Michigan MAC 6 NR  
RV < 20 West Virginia Big East 6-3 5 NR L 26-23 (1OT) H Cincinnati
RV < NR Central Michigan MAC 5 NR  
RV < NR Iowa Big Ten 5 NR  
RV < NR Miami (FL) ACC 5 NR  
RV < 23 Maryland ACC 6-3 3 NR L 23-13 A Virginia Tech
RV < NR Boston College ACC 3 NR  
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 3 NR  
RV < NR Kansas Big 12 1 NR  
RV < NR South Florida Big East 1 NR  
RV < NR Wake Forest ACC 1 24 W 28-17 H Virginia

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 5 6.8 6262
SEC 5 12.0 4620
Big Ten 3 11.7 2754
MWC 3 13.0 2382
Pac-10 2 14.5 1435
ACC 2 18.5 977
Big East 2 21.5 587
WAC 1 9.0 1110
MAC 1 14.0 677
C-USA 1 25.0 84

Milestones

- Florida's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 60.
- Oklahoma's total weekly appearances in the Top 10 reaches 500.

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.