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December 7, 2008 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP BCS Last Week
1 < 2 Florida (50) SEC 12-1 1602 2 2 W 31-20 N #1 Alabama (SEC CG)
2 < 4 Oklahoma (9) Big 12 12-1 1540 1 1 W 62-21 N #19 Missouri (Big 12 CG)
3 < 3 Texas (6) Big 12 11-1 1530 3 3 DNP
4 < 1 Alabama SEC 12-1 1410 4 4 L 31-20 N #2 Florida (SEC CG)
5 < 5 USC Pac-10 11-1 1372 4 5 W 28-7 A UCLA
6 < 6 Penn State Big Ten 11-1 1259 6 8 DNP
7 < 7 Utah MWC 12-0 1225 7 6 DNP
8 < 8 Texas Tech Big 12 11-1 1193 8 7 DNP
9 < 9 Boise State WAC 12-0 1101 9 9 DNP
10 < 10 Ohio State Big Ten 10-2 1069 10 10 DNP
11 < 11 TCU MWC 10-2 921 11 11 DNP
12 < 13 Cincinnati Big East 11-2 863 12 12 W 29-24 A Hawaii
13 < 14 Oklahoma State Big 12 9-3 853 14 13 DNP
14 < 15 Georgia Tech ACC 9-3 761 15 14 DNP
15 < 16 Oregon Pac-10 9-3 710 13 17 DNP
16 < 17 Georgia SEC 9-3 599 17 15 DNP
17 < 20 BYU MWC 10-2 477 16 16 DNP
18 < 23 Pittsburgh Big East 9-3 428 21 20 W 34-10 A Connecticut
19 < 21 Michigan State Big Ten 9-3 423 18 18 DNP
20 < 22 Mississippi SEC 8-4 389 24 25 DNP
21 < NR Virginia Tech ACC 9-4 318 19 19 W 30-12 N #18 Boston College (ACC CG)
22 < 24 Northwestern Big Ten 9-3 262 20 23 DNP
23 < 12 Ball State MAC 12-1 249 22 22 L 42-24 N Buffalo (MAC CG)
24 < 25 Oregon State Pac-10 8-4 163 25 NR DNP
25 < 19 Missouri Big 12 9-4 150 23 21 L 62-21 N #4 Oklahoma (Big 12 CG)
RV < NR Iowa Big Ten 104 NR  
RV < 18 Boston College ACC 9-4 95 24 L 30-12 N Virginia Tech
RV < NR Florida State ACC 13 NR  
RV < NR East Carolina C-USA 12 NR  
RV < NR West Virginia Big East 12 NR  
RV < NR California Pac-10 8 NR  
RV < NR Rice C-USA 6 NR  
RV < NR Nebraska Big 12 5 NR  
RV < NR Tulsa C-USA 2 NR  
RV < NR Rutgers Big East 1 NR  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 5 10.2 5266
SEC 4 10.3 4000
Big Ten 4 14.3 3013
MWC 3 11.7 2623
Pac-10 3 14.7 2245
Big East 2 15.0 1291
ACC 2 17.5 1079
WAC 1 9.0 1101
MAC 1 23.0 249

Milestones

- Florida makes first appearance at #1 since the final 2006 poll (31 polls).
- Texas' weekly Top 25 streak reaches 140.
- BYU's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 20.
- Ball 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.