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September 27, 2009 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Florida (55) SEC 4-0 1490 1 W 41-7 A Kentucky
2 < 2 Texas (1) Big 12 4-0 1420 2 W 64-7 H UTEP
3 < 3 Alabama (4) SEC 4-0 1400 3 W 35-7 H Arkansas
4 < 7 LSU SEC 4-0 1225 4 W 30-26 A Mississippi State
5 < 8 Boise State WAC 4-0 1203 5 W 49-14 A Bowling Green
6 < 11 Virginia Tech ACC 3-1 1190 6 W 31-7 H #9 Miami (FL)
7 < 12 USC Pac-10 3-1 998 7 W 27-6 H Washington State
8 < 10 Oklahoma Big 12 2-1 979 8 DNP
9 < 13 Ohio State Big Ten 3-1 957 9 W 30-0 H Illinois
10 < 14 Cincinnati Big East 4-0 946 11 W 28-20 H Fresno State
11 < 15 TCU MWC 3-0 896 10 W 14-10 A Clemson
12 < 17 Houston C-USA 3-0 844 15 W 29-28 H Texas Tech
13 < NR Iowa Big Ten 4-0 788 17 W 21-10 A #5 Penn State
14 < 16 Oklahoma State Big 12 3-1 591 12 W 56-6 H Grambling State
15 < 5 Penn State Big Ten 3-1 470 13 L 21-10 H Iowa
16 < NR Oregon Pac-10 3-1 462 25 W 42-3 H #6 California
17 < 9 Miami (FL) ACC 2-1 452 21 L 31-7 A #11 Virginia Tech
18 < 20 Kansas Big 12 4-0 418 16 W 35-28 H Southern Miss
18 < 21 Georgia SEC 3-1 418 14 W 20-17 H Arizona State
20 < 19 BYU MWC 3-1 349 21 W 42-23 H Colorado State
21 < 4 Mississippi SEC 2-1 340 18 L 16-10 A South Carolina
22 < 23 Michigan Big Ten 4-0 271 20 W 36-33 H Indiana
23 < 25 Nebraska Big 12 3-1 256 24 W 55-0 H Louisiana-Lafayette
24 < 6 California Pac-10 3-1 206 19 L 42-3 A Oregon
25 < NR Georgia Tech ACC 3-1 185 NR W 24-7 H #22 North Carolina
RV < NR Missouri Big 12 175 NR  
RV < NR Auburn SEC 171 NR  
RV < NR South Carolina SEC 154 NR  
RV < NR South Florida Big East 145 NR  
RV < NR UCLA Pac-10 41 NR  
RV < NR Utah MWC 25 NR  
RV < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 20 NR  
RV < NR Notre Dame Ind 7 NR  
RV < NR Arizona State Pac-10 4 NR  
RV < 22 North Carolina ACC 3-1 2 NR L 24-7 A Georgia Tech
RV < NR Stanford Pac-10 2 NR  
NR < 18 Florida State ACC 2-2 0 NR L 17-7 H South Florida
NR < 24 Washington Pac-10 2-2 0 NR L 34-14 A Stanford

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 5 9.4 4873
Big 12 5 13.0 3664
Big Ten 4 14.8 2486
Pac-10 3 15.7 1666
ACC 3 16.0 1827
MWC 2 15.5 1245
WAC 1 5.0 1203
Big East 1 10.0 946
C-USA 1 12.0 844

Milestones

- LSU makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 10/5/2008 poll (14 polls).
- Boise State makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the final 2006 poll (37 polls).
- Cincinnati makes first ever appearance in the Top 10.
- Florida's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 70.
- Georgia's total appearances reach 480 and breaks tie with Auburn for #12.
- Miami (FL)'s total appearances reach 430.
- Mississippi's total appearances reach 240.
- Virginia Tech breaks tie with North Carolina for #32 in total appearances.
- California's total appearances reach 190 and ties Maryland for #37.
- TCU breaks tie with NC State for #49 in total appearances.
- Oklahoma State ties Arizona for #54 in total appearances.

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.