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November 23, 2008 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP BCS Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (63) SEC 11-0 1622 1 1 DNP
2 < 3 Florida (2) SEC 10-1 1512 3 4 W 70-19 H Citadel
3 < 5 Oklahoma Big 12 10-1 1486 2 3 W 65-21 H #2 Texas Tech
4 < 4 Texas Big 12 10-1 1482 4 2 DNP
5 < 6 USC Pac-10 9-1 1352 5 5 DNP
6 < 7 Penn State Big Ten 11-1 1238 6 8 W 49-18 H #17 Michigan State
7 < 2 Texas Tech Big 12 10-1 1212 8 7 L 65-21 A #5 Oklahoma
8 < 8 Utah MWC 12-0 1206 7 6 W 48-24 H #16 BYU
9 < 9 Boise State WAC 11-0 1064 9 9 W 41-34 A Nevada
10 < 10 Ohio State Big Ten 10-2 1043 10 10 W 42-7 H Michigan
11 < 11 Oklahoma State Big 12 9-2 997 12 12 DNP
12 < 12 Missouri Big 12 9-2 917 11 13 DNP
13 < 13 Georgia SEC 9-2 874 13 11 DNP
14 < 15 TCU MWC 10-2 750 14 14 W 44-10 H Air Force
15 < 14 Ball State MAC 11-0 731 15 15 W 31-24 A Central Michigan
16 < 19 Cincinnati Big East 9-2 640 16 16 W 28-21 H #20 Pittsburgh
17 < 21 Oregon State Pac-10 8-3 604 17 17 W 19-17 A Arizona
18 < NR Georgia Tech ACC 8-3 339 23 22 W 41-23 H #23 Miami (FL)
19 < 24 Oregon Pac-10 8-3 320 18 23 DNP
20 < NR Boston College ACC 8-3 309 22 21 W 24-21 A Wake Forest
20 < 16 BYU MWC 10-2 309 19 18 L 48-24 A #8 Utah
22 < 17 Michigan State Big Ten 9-3 274 21 19 L 49-18 A #7 Penn State
23 < NR Florida State ACC 8-3 214 24 20 W 37-3 A #22 Maryland
24 < NR Northwestern Big Ten 9-3 145 20 24 W 27-10 H Illinois
25 < NR Mississippi SEC 7-4 127 NR NR W 31-13 A #18 LSU
RV < NR West Virginia Big East 120 NR  
RV < 20 Pittsburgh Big East 7-3 108 25 L 28-21 A #19 Cincinnati
RV < NR Iowa Big Ten 54 NR  
RV < 18 LSU SEC 7-4 35 NR L 31-13 H Mississippi
RV < NR California Pac-10 11 NR  
RV < NR Tulsa C-USA 8 NR  
RV < NR Western Michigan MAC 8 NR  
RV < NR Central Michigan MAC 5 NR  
RV < NR South Carolina SEC 5 NR  
RV < NR Connecticut Big East 2 NR  
RV < NR Nebraska Big 12 1 NR  
RV < NR Rice C-USA 1 NR  
RV < 22 Maryland ACC 7-4 0 NR L 37-3 H Florida State
RV < 23 Miami (FL) ACC 7-4 0 NR L 41-23 A Georgia Tech
RV < 25 North Carolina ACC 7-4 0 NR L 41-10 H NC State

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 5 7.4 6094
SEC 4 10.3 4135
Big Ten 4 15.5 2700
Pac-10 3 13.7 2276
MWC 3 14.0 2265
ACC 3 20.3 862
WAC 1 9.0 1064
MAC 1 15.0 731
Big East 1 16.0 640

Milestones

- Northwestern makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/6/2005 poll (50 polls).
- Mississippi makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2003 poll (77 polls).
- Texas Tech's weekly Top 10 streak reaches 10.
- Oklahoma's weekly Top 10 streak reaches 30.
- LSU's weekly Top 25 streak ends at 95.
- Boise State'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.