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2010 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (54) SEC 0-0 1491 *1 DNP
2 < 5 Ohio State (3) Big Ten 0-0 1400 *2 DNP
3 < 4 Boise State (1) WAC 0-0 1336 5 DNP
4 < 3 Florida SEC 0-0 1237 3 DNP
5 < 2 Texas (1) Big 12 0-0 1223 4 DNP
6 < 6 TCU MWC 0-0 1160 7 DNP
7 < NR Oklahoma (1) Big 12 0-0 1104 8 DNP
8 < 14 Nebraska Big 12 0-0 1033 9 DNP
9 < 7 Iowa Big Ten 0-0 1007 10 DNP
10 < 10 Virginia Tech ACC 0-0 973 6 DNP
11 < 11 Oregon Pac-10 0-0 870 11 DNP
12 < 16 Wisconsin Big Ten 0-0 822 12 DNP
13 < 19 Miami (FL) ACC 0-0 785 13 DNP
14 < 22 USC Pac-10 0-0 590 NR DNP
15 < 15 Pittsburgh Big East 0-0 516 15 DNP
16 < 13 Georgia Tech ACC 0-0 511 17 DNP
17 < NR Arkansas SEC 0-0 496 19 DNP
18 < NR North Carolina ACC 0-0 397 18 DNP
19 < 9 Penn State Big Ten 0-0 382 14 DNP
20 < NR Florida State ACC 0-0 379 20 DNP
21 < 17 LSU SEC 0-0 300 16 DNP
22 < NR Auburn SEC 0-0 296 23 DNP
23 < NR Georgia SEC 0-0 206 21 DNP
24 < NR Oregon State Pac-10 0-0 198 22 DNP
25 < 25 West Virginia Big East 0-0 184 24 DNP
RV < 8 Cincinnati Big East 0-0 108 RV DNP
RV < NR Stanford Pac-10 0-0 81 RV DNP
RV < 18 Utah MWC 0-0 80 24 DNP
RV < NR South Carolina SEC 0-0 71 RV DNP
RV < NR Houston C-USA 0-0 66 RV DNP
RV < NR Connecticut Big East 0-0 32 RV DNP
RV < NR Notre Dame Ind 0-0 31 RV DNP
RV < NR Missouri Big 12 0-0 27 RV DNP
RV < 12 BYU MWC 0-0 19 RV DNP
RV < NR Arizona Pac-10 0-0 15 RV DNP
RV < 24 Clemson ACC 0-0 15 RV DNP
RV < 21 Texas Tech Big 12 0-0 14 RV DNP
RV < NR Navy Ind 0-0 12 RV DNP
RV < NR Washington Pac-10 0-0 8 RV DNP
RV < NR Texas A&M Big 12 0-0 7 RV DNP
RV < 20 Mississippi SEC 0-0 6 RV DNP
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 0-0 3 RV DNP
RV < 23 Central Michigan MAC 0-0 2 RV DNP
RV < NR Middle Tennessee Sun Belt 0-0 2 NR DNP
RV < NR Temple MAC 0-0 2 RV DNP
RV < NR Boston College ACC 0-0 1 RV DNP
RV < NR SMU C-USA 0-0 1 RV DNP
RV < NR UCF C-USA 0-0 1 NR DNP
NR < NR Arizona State Pac-10 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR California Pac-10 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Michigan State Big Ten 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Mississippi State SEC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Nevada WAC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Northern Illinois MAC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Northwestern Big Ten 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR South Florida Big East 0-0 0 RV DNP

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 14.7 4026
ACC 5 15.4 3045
Big Ten 4 10.5 3611
Big 12 3 6.7 3360
Pac-10 3 16.3 1658
Big East 2 20.0 700
WAC 1 3.0 1336
MWC 1 6.0 1160

Milestones

- Nebraska makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 10/15/2003 poll (107 polls).
- Oklahoma makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 9/27/2009 poll (11 polls).
- Arkansas makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/2/2007 poll (34 polls).
- Florida State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/20/2009 poll (12 polls).
- Auburn makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/4/2009 poll (10 polls).
- Georgia makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/27/2009 poll (11 polls).
- BYU's preseason poll streak ends at 2.
- Kansas' preseason poll streak ends at 2.
- LSU's preseason poll streak reaches 10.
- Penn State's preseason poll streak reaches 5.
- TCU's weekly Top 10 streak reaches 10.
- Cincinnati's weekly Top 10 streak ends at 12.
- Boise State's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 30.
- Pittsburgh's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 10.
- Cincinnati's weekly Top 25 streak ends at 15.
- West Virginia breaks tie with Purdue for #31 in total appearances.
- Oregon ties Stanford for #39 in total appearances.
- Oregon State breaks tie with Kentucky for #64 in total appearances.
- Boise State breaks tie with Air Force for #66 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.