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September 8, 2009 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Florida (56) SEC 1-0 1493 1 W 62-3 H Charleston Southern
2 < 2 Texas (2) Big 12 1-0 1424 2 W 59-20 H Louisiana-Monroe
3 < 4 USC Pac-10 1-0 1355 3 W 56-3 H San Jose State
4 < 5 Alabama (2) SEC 1-0 1331 4 W 34-24 N #7 Virginia Tech
5 < 9 Oklahoma State Big 12 1-0 1201 6 W 24-10 H #13 Georgia
6 < 8 Mississippi SEC 1-0 1095 8 W 45-14 A Memphis
7 < 9 Penn State Big Ten 1-0 1082 5 W 31-7 H Akron
8 < 6 Ohio State Big Ten 1-0 985 7 W 31-27 H Navy
9 < 20 BYU MWC 1-0 984 12 W 14-13 N #3 Oklahoma
10 < 12 California Pac-10 1-0 971 10 W 52-13 H Maryland
11 < 11 LSU SEC 1-0 890 9 W 31-23 A Washington
12 < 14 Boise State WAC 1-0 882 11 W 19-8 H #16 Oregon
13 < 3 Oklahoma Big 12 0-1 782 14 L 14-13 N #20 BYU
14 < 7 Virginia Tech ACC 0-1 652 15 L 34-24 N #5 Alabama
15 < 15 Georgia Tech ACC 1-0 630 13 W 37-17 H Jacksonville State
16 < 17 TCU MWC 0-0 523 16 DNP
17 < 19 Utah MWC 1-0 404 17 W 35-17 H Utah State
18 < 23 Notre Dame Ind 1-0 383 20 W 35-0 H Nevada
19 < 21 North Carolina ACC 1-0 338 19 W 40-6 H Citadel
20 < NR Miami (FL) ACC 1-0 315 22 W 38-34 A #18 Florida State
21 < 13 Georgia SEC 0-1 294 21 L 24-10 A #9 Oklahoma State
22 < 24 Nebraska Big 12 1-0 266 18 W 49-3 H Florida Atlantic
23 < NR Cincinnati Big East 1-0 248 23 W 47-15 A Rutgers
24 < 25 Kansas Big 12 1-0 196 25 W 49-3 H Northern Colorado
25 < NR Missouri Big 12 1-0 126 NR W 37-9 N Illinois
RV < NR Oregon State Pac-10 1-0 113 24  
RV < NR Michigan State Big Ten 83 NR  
RV < NR Pittsburgh Big East 82 NR  
RV < NR Texas Tech Big 12 53 NR  
RV < NR Clemson ACC 40 NR  
RV < NR West Virginia Big East 32 NR  
RV < NR Tennessee SEC 30 NR  
RV < NR Michigan Big Ten 18 NR  
RV < NR UCLA Pac-10 18 NR  
RV < NR Baylor Big 12 17 NR  
RV < NR Boston College ACC 14 NR  
RV < NR Arizona Pac-10 12 NR  
RV < NR East Carolina C-USA 6 NR  
RV < NR Air Force MWC 4 NR  
RV < NR Auburn SEC 4 NR  
RV < NR Colorado State MWC 4 NR  
RV < NR Arkansas SEC 3 NR  
RV < NR South Carolina SEC 3 NR  
RV < NR Houston C-USA 1 NR  
RV < NR South Florida Big East 1 NR  
RV < NR Southern Miss C-USA 1 NR  
RV < NR Tulsa C-USA 1 NR  
NR < 16 Oregon Pac-10 0-1 47 NR L 19-8 A #14 Boise State
NR < 18 Florida State ACC 0-1 39 NR L 38-34 H Miami (FL)
NR < 22 Iowa Big Ten 1-0 24 NR W 17-16 H Northern Iowa

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big 12 6 15.2 3995
SEC 5 8.6 5103
ACC 4 17.0 1935
MWC 3 14.0 1911
Pac-10 2 6.5 2326
Big Ten 2 7.5 2067
WAC 1 12.0 882
Ind 1 18.0 383
Big East 1 23.0 248

Milestones

- Oklahoma State makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 10/8/1985 poll (395 polls).
- BYU makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 10/12/2008 poll (10 polls).
- California makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 10/14/2007 poll (26 polls).
- Oklahoma's weekly Top 10 streak ends at 34.
- Ohio State's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 70.
- Ohio State moves to #1 in total appearances.
- Oklahoma's total appearances reach 680.
- Penn State ties Tennessee for #9 in total appearances.
- Georgia Tech breaks tie with Iowa for #25 in total appearances.
- Mississippi ties Purdue for #29 in total appearances.
- Cincinnati ties Marshall for #93 in total appearances.

Notes

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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.