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2003 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Two human polls and one formulaic ranking make up the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football rankings. Unlike most sports, college football's governing body, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), does not bestow a National Championship title for Division I-A football. That title is primarily bestowed by different polling agencies. There are several polls that currently exist. The main weekly polls are the AP Poll and Coaches Poll. About halfway through the season the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Standings are released.

Contents

LegendEdit

  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
  Selected for BCS National Championship Game
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  Win–loss record
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  Number of first place votes
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Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

AP PollEdit

Preseason
Week 1
Sep 1
Week 2
Sep 7
Week 3
Sep 14
Week 4
Sep 21
Week 5
Sep 28
Week 6
Oct 5
Week 7
Oct 12
Week 8
Oct 19
Week 9
Oct 26
Week 10
Nov 2
Week 11
Nov 9
Week 12
Nov 16
Week 13
Nov 23
Week 14
Nov 30
Week 15
Dec 7
Week 16 (Final)
Jan 5
1.Oklahoma (32)Oklahoma (1–0) (30)Oklahoma (2–0) (47)Oklahoma (3–0) (50)Oklahoma (4–0) (55)Oklahoma (4–0) (57)Oklahoma (5–0) (59)Oklahoma (6–0) (61)Oklahoma (7–0) (62)Oklahoma (8–0) (62)Oklahoma (9–0) (65)Oklahoma (10–0) (65)Oklahoma (11–0) (65)Oklahoma (12–0) (65)Oklahoma (12–0) (65)USC (11–1) (42)USC (12–1) (48)1.
2.Ohio State (27)Ohio State (1–0) (25)Miami (FL) (2–0) (2)Miami (FL) (3–0) (3)Miami (FL) (4–0) (3)Miami (FL) (4–0) (3)Miami (FL) (5–0) (1)Miami (FL) (6–0) (3)Miami (FL) (7–0) (3)Miami (FL) (7–0) (3)USC (8–1)USC (8–1)USC (9–1)USC (10–1)USC (10–1)LSU (12–1) (21)LSU (13–1) (17)2.
3.Miami (FL) (2)Miami (FL) (1–0) (2)Ohio State (2–0) (8)Michigan (3–0) (4)USC (3–0) (2)Ohio State (5–0) (5)Ohio State (5–0) (5)Virginia Tech (6–0)Virginia Tech (6–0)USC (7–1)Florida State (8–1)LSU (8–1)LSU (9–1)LSU (10–1)LSU (11–1)Oklahoma (12–1) (2)Oklahoma (12–2)3.
4.Michigan (2)USC (1–0) (6)USC (2–0) (4)USC (3–0) (2)Ohio State (4–0) (5)Virginia Tech (4–0)Virginia Tech (5–0)Georgia (5–1)Georgia (6–1)Georgia (7–1)LSU (8–1)Ohio State (9–1)Ohio State (10–1)Michigan (10–2)Michigan (10–2)Michigan (10–2)Ohio State (11–2)4.
5.TexasMichigan (1–0) (2)Michigan (2–0) (2)Ohio State (3–0) (6)Virginia Tech (3–0)Florida State (5–0)Florida State (5–0)USC (5–1)USC (6–1)Florida State (7–1)Virginia Tech (7–1)Michigan (8–2)Michigan (9–2)Georgia (9–2)Georgia (10–2)Texas (10–2)Miami (FL) (11–2)5.
6.Auburn (1)Texas (1–0)Texas (2–0)Kansas State (4–0)Florida State (4–0)LSU (5–0)LSU (5–0)Washington State (5–1)Florida State (6–1)Washington State (7–1)Miami (FL) (7–1)Texas (8–2)Georgia (8–2)Texas (9–2)Texas (10–2)Tennessee (10–2)Michigan (10–3)6.
7.Kansas State (1)Kansas State (2–0)Kansas State (3–0)Georgia (3–0)LSU (4–0)Tennessee (4–0)Arkansas (4–0)Florida State (5–1)Washington State (6–1)LSU (7–1)Ohio State (8–1)Georgia (7–2)Texas (9–2)Tennessee (9–2)Tennessee (10–2)Ohio State (10–2)Georgia (11–3)7.
8.USCGeorgia (1–0)Georgia (2–0)Virginia Tech (2–0)Tennessee (3–0)Arkansas (4–0)Georgia (4–1)Ohio State (5–1)Ohio State (6–1)Ohio State (7–1)Michigan (8–2)Washington State (8–2)Washington State (9–2)Ohio State (10–2)Ohio State (10–2)Kansas State (11–3)Iowa (10–3)8.
9.Virginia TechVirginia Tech (1–0)Virginia Tech (2–0)Pittsburgh (2–0)Arkansas (3–0)Michigan (4–1)USC (4–1)Iowa (5–1)LSU (6–1)Michigan State (7–1)Georgia (7–2)Tennessee (7–2)Tennessee (8–2)Florida State (9–2)Florida State (10–2)Florida State (10–2)Washington State (10–3)9.
10.PittsburghPittsburgh (0–0)Florida State (2–0)Florida State (3–0)Oregon (4–0)USC (3–1)Nebraska (5–0)LSU (5–1)Purdue (6–1)Virginia Tech (6–1)Iowa (7–2)TCU (9–0)TCU (10–0)Miami (FL) (9–2)Miami (FL) (10–2)Miami (FL) (10–2)Miami (OH) (13–1)10.
11.GeorgiaFlorida State (1–0)Pittsburgh (2–0)LSU (3–0)Michigan (3–1)Georgia (3–1)Texas (4–1)Arkansas (4–1)Michigan State (7–1)Michigan (7–2)Texas (7–2)Purdue (8–2)Florida State (9–2)Florida (8–3)Purdue (9–3)Georgia (10–3)Florida State (10–3)11.
12.TennesseeTennessee (1–0)LSU (1–0)Tennessee (2–0)Georgia (3–1)Nebraska (4–0)Washington State (5–1)Northern Illinois (6–0)Northern Illinois (7–0)Nebraska (7–1)Washington State (7–2)Virginia Tech (7–2)Virginia Tech (8–2)Purdue (9–3)Iowa (9–3)Purdue (9–3)Texas (10–3)12.
13.Florida StateLSU (1–0)Tennessee (2–0)Texas (1–1)Iowa (4–0)Texas (3–1)Tennessee (4–1)Purdue (5–1)Michigan (6–2)Iowa (6–2)TCU (8–0)Florida State (8–2)Florida (8–3)Iowa (9–3)Kansas State (10–3)Iowa (9–3)Ole Miss (10–3)13.
14.LSUNC State (1–0)Wisconsin (1–0)Arkansas (2–0)Texas (2–1)Washington State (4–1)Iowa (5–1)Wisconsin (6–1)Nebraska (6–1)Oklahoma State (7–1)Michigan State (7–2)Miami (FL) (7–2)Miami (FL) (8–2)Kansas State (10–3)Miami (OH) (11–1)Miami (OH) (11–1)Kansas State (11–4)14.
15.MarylandVirginia (1–0)Notre Dame (1–0)Nebraska (3–0)Nebraska (3–0)Pittsburgh (3–1)Pittsburgh (3–1)Michigan State (6–1)TCU (7–0)TCU (8–0)Bowling Green (7–1)Florida (6–3)Ole Miss (8–2)Miami (OH) (10–1)Washington State (9–3)Washington State (9–3)Tennessee (10–3)15.
16.NC StatePurdue (0–0)Arizona State (1–0)Arizona State (2–0)Kansas State (4–1)Kansas State (4–1)Northern Illinois (5–0)TCU (6–0)Iowa (5–2)Texas (6–2)Purdue (7–2)Pittsburgh (7–2)Purdue (8–3)Washington State (9–3)Florida (8–4)Ole Miss (9–3)Boise State (13–1)16.
17.WashingtonAuburn (0–1)Colorado (2–0)Florida (2–1)Pittsburgh (2–1)Northern Illinois (4–0)Minnesota (6–0)Michigan (5–2)Auburn (5–2)Bowling Green (7–1)Florida (6–3)Ole Miss (8–2)Iowa (8–3)Ole Miss (8–3)Ole Miss (9–3)Florida (8–4)Maryland (10–3)17.
18.VirginiaWisconsin (1–0)Nebraska (2–0)Iowa (3–0)Washington (2–1)Washington (3–1)Purdue (4–1)Auburn (4–2)Oklahoma State (6–1)Purdue (6–2)Tennessee (6–2)Nebraska (8–2)Miami (OH) (9–1)Boise State (10–1)Boise State (11–1)Boise State (12–1)Purdue (9–4)18.
19.PurdueNotre Dame (0–0)Wake Forest (2–0)Washington (1–1)TCU (3–0)Oregon (4–1)TCU (5–0)Nebraska (5–1)Texas (5–2)Tennessee (5–2)Nebraska (7–2)Minnesota (9–2)Kansas State (9–3)TCU (10–1)TCU (11–1)TCU (11–1)Nebraska (10–3)19.
20.Notre DameArizona State (0–0)Florida (2–0)TCU (2–0)Northern Illinois (3–0)TCU (4–0)Michigan (4–2)Texas (4–2)Wisconsin (6–2)Ole Miss (6–2)Ole Miss (7–2)Iowa (7–3)Boise State (9–1)Pittsburgh (8–3)Bowling Green (10–2)West Virginia (8–4)Minnesota (10–3)20.
21.WisconsinFlorida (1–0)Washington (1–1)Alabama (2–1)Washington State (3–1)Minnesota (5–0)Michigan State (5–1)Tennessee (4–2)Arkansas (4–2)Missouri (6–2)Oklahoma State (7–2)Michigan State (7–3)Pittsburgh (7–3)Virginia Tech (8–3)West Virginia (8–4)Oklahoma State (9–3)Utah (10–2)21.
22.Arizona StateWashington (0–1)TCU (2–0)Oregon (3–0)Purdue (2–1)Purdue (3–1)Kansas State (4–2)Oregon State (5–1)Tennessee (4–2)Northern Illinois (7–1)Missouri (6–2)Northern Illinois (9–1)Bowling Green (8–2)Bowling Green (9–2)Oklahoma State (9–3)Nebraska (9–3)Clemson (9–4)22.
23.Colorado StateNebraska (1–0)Iowa (2–0)Missouri (3–0)Missouri (4–0)Iowa (4–1)Wisconsin (5–1)Oklahoma State (5–1)Bowling Green (6–1)Florida (5–3)Northern Illinois (8–1)Miami (OH) (8–1)Nebraska (8–3)Oklahoma State (9–3)Nebraska (9–3)Maryland (9–3)Bowling Green (11–3)23.
24.Oklahoma StateColorado (1–0)NC State (1–1)Washington State (2–1)Minnesota (4–0)Florida (3–2)Oregon State (5–1)Missouri (5–1)Utah (6–1)Minnesota (7–2)Minnesota (8–2)Boise State (8–1)Oklahoma State (8–3)West Virginia (7–4)Maryland (9–3)Minnesota (9–3)Florida (8–5)24.
25.TCUTCU (0–0)South Carolina (2–0)Purdue (1–1)Florida (2–2)Michigan State (4–1)Virginia (4–1)Minnesota (6–1)Florida (5–3)Pittsburgh (5–2)Pittsburgh (6–2)Bowling Green (7–2)West Virginia (6–4)Nebraska (8–3)Minnesota (9–3)Utah (9–2)TCU (11–2)25.
Preseason
Week 1
Sep 1
Week 2
Sep 7
Week 3
Sep 14
Week 4
Sep 21
Week 5
Sep 28
Week 6
Oct 5
Week 7
Oct 12
Week 8
Oct 19
Week 9
Oct 26
Week 10
Nov 2
Week 11
Nov 9
Week 12
Nov 16
Week 13
Nov 23
Week 14
Nov 30
Week 15
Dec 7
Week 16 (Final)
Jan 5
Dropped:
  • Maryland
  • Colorado State
  • Oklahoma State
Dropped:
  • Virginia
  • Purdue
  • Auburn
Dropped:
  • Wisconsin
  • Notre Dame
  • Colorado
  • Wake Forest
  • NC State
  • South Carolina
Dropped:
  • Arizona State
  • Alabama
Dropped:
Missouri
Dropped:
  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • Florida
Dropped:
  • Pittsburgh
  • Kansas State
  • Virginia
Dropped:
  • Oregon State
  • Missouri
  • Minnesota
Dropped:
  • Auburn
  • Wisconsin
  • Arkansas
  • Utah
NoneDropped:
  • Oklahoma State
  • Missouri
Dropped:
  • Minnesota
  • Michigan State
  • Northern Illinois
NoneDropped:
  • Pittsburgh
  • Virginia Tech
Dropped:
Bowling Green
Dropped:
  • West Virginia
  • Oklahoma State

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Coaches' pollEdit

Preseason
Week 1
Aug 24
Week 2
Sep 1
Week 3
Sep 7
Week 4
Sep 14
Week 5
Sep 21
Week 6
Sep 28
Week 7
Oct 5
Week 8
Oct 12
Week 9
Oct 19
Week 10
Oct 26
Week 11
Nov 2
Week 12
Nov 9
Week 13
Nov 16
Week 14
Nov 23
Week 15
Nov 30
Week 16
Dec 7
Week 17 (Final)
Jan 5
1.Oklahoma (29)Oklahoma (0–0) (37)Oklahoma (1–0) (32)Oklahoma (2–0) (41)Oklahoma (3–0) (46)Oklahoma (4–0) (51)Oklahoma (4–0) (49)Oklahoma (5–0) (53)Oklahoma (6–0) (58)Oklahoma (7–0) (57)Oklahoma (8–0) (58)Oklahoma (9–0) (63)Oklahoma (10–0) (63)Oklahoma (11–0) (63)Oklahoma (12–0) (63)Oklahoma (12–0) (63)USC (11–1) (37)LSU (13–1) (60)1.
2.Ohio State (28)Ohio State (0–0) (23)Ohio State (1–0) (26)Miami (FL) (2–0) (8)Miami (FL) (3–0) (8)Miami (FL) (4–0) (6)Miami (FL) (4–0) (8)Miami (FL) (5–0) (4)Miami (FL) (6–0) (5)Miami (FL) (7–0) (6)Miami (FL) (6–0) (5)USC (7–1)USC (8–1)USC (9–1)USC (10–1)USC (10–1)LSU (12–1) (18)USC (12–1) (3)2.
3.Miami (FL) (5)Miami (FL) (0–0) (2)Miami (FL) (1–0) (5)Ohio State (2–0) (13)USC (3–0) (1)USC (3–0) (1)Ohio State (5–0) (6)Ohio State (5–0) (6)Virginia Tech (6–0)Virginia Tech (6–0)USC (7–1)Florida State (8–1)LSU (8–1)LSU (9–1)LSU (10–1)LSU (11–1)Oklahoma (12–1) (8)Oklahoma(12–2)3.
4.TexasTexas (0–0)Texas (1–0)USC (2–0) (1)Ohio State (3–0) (7)Ohio State (4–0) (5)Virginia Tech (4–0)Virginia Tech (5–0)USC (5–1)USC (6–1)Georgia (6–1)LSU (8–1)Ohio State (9–1)Ohio State (10–1)Michigan (10–2)Michigan (10–2)Michigan (10–2)Ohio State (11–2)4.
5.Kansas StateKansas State (1–0)USC (1–0)Texas (1–0)Michigan (3–0) (1)Virginia Tech (3–0)Florida State (5–0)Florida State (5–0)Georgia (5–1)Georgia (6–1)Florida State (7–1)Virginia Tech (7–1)Michigan (8–2)Michigan (9–2)Georgia (9–2)Georgia (10–2)Texas (10–2)Miami (FL) (11–2)5.
6.Auburn (1)Auburn (0–0) (1)Kansas State (2–0)Kansas State (3–0)Kansas State (4–0)Florida State (4–0)LSU (5–0)LSU (5–0)Washington State (5–1)Washington State (6–1)Washington State (7–1)Ohio State (8–1)Georgia (7–2)Georgia (8–2)Texas (9–2)Texas (10–2)Ohio State (10–2)Georgia (11–3)6.
7.MichiganMichigan (0–0)Michigan (1–0)Michigan (2–0)Georgia (3–0)LSU (4–0)Tennessee (4–0)Nebraska (5–0)Florida State (5–1)Florida State (6–1)Ohio State (7–1)Miami (FL) (6–1)Texas (8–2)Texas (9–2)Ohio State (10–2)Ohio State (10–2)Tennessee (10–2)Michigan (10–3)7.
8.USCUSC (0–0)Georgia (1–0)Georgia (2–0)Virginia Tech (2–0)Tennessee (3–0)Nebraska (4–0)Arkansas (4–0)Ohio State (5–1)Ohio State (6–1)LSU (7–1)Michigan (8–2)Washington State (8–2)Washington State (9–2)Tennessee (9–2)Tennessee (10–2)Florida State (10–2)Iowa (10–3)8.
9.GeorgiaGeorgia (0–0)Virginia Tech (1–0)Virginia Tech (2–0)Florida State (3–0)Iowa (4–0)Arkansas (4–0)USC (4–1)Iowa (5–1)LSU (6–1)Nebraska (6–1)Georgia (6–2)TCU (9–0)TCU (10–0)Florida State (9–2)Florida State (10–2)Miami (FL) (10–2)Washington State (10–3)9.
10.Virginia TechVirginia Tech (0–0)Florida State (1–0)Florida State (2–0)LSU (3–0)Michigan (3–1)USC (3–1)Georgia (4–1)LSU (5–1)Purdue (6–1)Michigan State (6–1)Iowa (7–2)Purdue (8–2)Florida State (9–2)Miami (FL) (9–2)Miami (FL) (10–2)Kansas State (11–3)Florida State (10–3)10.
11.PittsburghFlorida State (0–0)NC State (1–0)LSU (2–0)Pittsburgh (2–0)Nebraska (3–0)Michigan (4–1)Texas (4–1)Arkansas (4–1)Nebraska (6–1)Virginia Tech (6–1)Texas (6–2)Florida State (8–2)Tennessee (8–2)Florida (8–3)Iowa (9–3)Georgia (10–3)Texas (10–3)11.
12.Florida StatePittsburgh (0–0)Pittsburgh (0–0)Pittsburgh (1–0)Tennessee (2–0)Georgia (3–1)Georgia (3–1)Washington State (5–1)Wisconsin (6–1)Michigan State (7–1)Michigan (6–2)TCU (8–0)Virginia Tech (7–2)Virginia Tech (7–2)Iowa (9–3)Purdue (9–3)Iowa (9–3)Miami (OH) (13–1)12.
13.MarylandNC State (0–0)LSU (1–0)Tennessee (2–0)Texas (1–1)Texas (2–1)Texas (3–1)Minnesota (6–0)TCU (6–0)TCU (7–0)TCU (8–0)Washington State (7–2)Tennessee (7–2)Miami (FL) (8–2)Purdue (9–3)Kansas State (10–3)Purdue (9–3)Kansas State (11–4)13.
14.NC StateMaryland (0–0)Tennessee (1–0)Notre Dame (1–0)Iowa (3–0)Arkansas (3–0)Kansas State (4–1)Tennessee (4–1)Nebraska (5–1)Northern Illinois (7–0)Iowa (6–2)Purdue (6–2)Miami (FL) (7–2)Florida (8–3)Washington State (9–3)Washington State (9–3)Washington State (9–3)Ole Miss(10–3)14.
15.LSULSU (0–0)Virginia (1–0)Wisconsin (2–0)Nebraska (3–0)Oregon (4–0)Washington State (4–1)Iowa (5–1)Purdue (5–1)Michigan (6–2)Oklahoma State (7–1)Michigan State (6–2)Nebraska (8–2)Ole Miss (8–2)Kansas State (10–3)Miami (OH) (11–1)Miami (OH) (12–1)Boise State (13–1)15.
16.TennesseeTennessee (0–0)Notre Dame (0–0)Arizona State (1–0)Arizona State (2–0)Kansas State (4–1)Minnesota (5–0)Pittsburgh (3–1)Northern Illinois (6–0)Iowa (5–2)Texas (5–2)Nebraska (6–2)Pittsburgh (7–2)Purdue (8–3)Miami (OH)Florida (8–4)Boise State (12–1)Tennessee (10–3)16.
17.VirginiaVirginia (0–0)Wisconsin (1–0)Colorado (2–0)Florida (2–1)TCU (3–0)Washington (3–1)TCU (5–0)Michigan (5–2)Wisconsin (6–2)Purdue (5–2)Tennessee (6–2)Minnesota (9–2)Iowa (8–3)TCU (10–1)Boise State (11–1)Florida (8–4)Minnesota (10–3)17.
18.Notre DameNotre Dame (0–0)Florida (1–0)Nebraska (2–0)Arkansas (2–0)Washington (2–1)Pittsburgh (3–1)Northern Illinois (5–0)Michigan State (6–1)Texas (5–2)Tennessee (5–2)Minnesota (7–2)Florida (7–3)Kansas State (9–3)Boise State (10–1)Ole Miss (9–3)Ole Miss (9–3)Nebraska (10–3)18.
19.WashingtonWashington (0–0)Auburn (0–1)Iowa (2–0)TCU (2–0)Pittsburgh (2–1)Iowa (4–1)Michigan (4–2)Minnesota (6–1)Oklahoma State (6–1)Minnesota (6–2)Florida (6–3)Ole Miss (8–2)Miami (OH) (9–1)Ole Miss (8–3)TCU (11–1)TCU (11–1)Purdue (9–4)19.
20.WisconsinWisconsin (0–0)Purdue (0–0)Florida (1–1)Texas A&M (2–0)Minnesota (4–0)Northern Illinois (4–0)Purdue (4–1)Texas (4–2)Arkansas (4–2)Bowling Green (7–1)Bowling Green (7–1)Iowa (7–3)Boise State (9–1)Virginia Tech (8–3)Minnesota (9–3)Minnesota (9–3)Maryland (10–3)20.
21.FloridaFlorida (0–0)Arizona State (0–0)Wake Forest (2–0)Washington (1–1)Washington State (3–1)TCU (4–0)Kansas State (4–2)Oregon State (5–1)Auburn (4–2)Florida (5–3)Pittsburgh (5–2)Northern Illinois (9–1)Minnesota (9–3)Pittsburgh (8–3)Nebraska (9–3)Nebraska (9–3)Utah (10–2)21.
22.PurduePurdue (0–0)Colorado (1–0)NC State (1–1)Oregon (3–0)Northern Illinois (3–0)Oregon (4–1)Wisconsin (5–1)Tennessee (4–2)Tennessee (4–2)Northern Illinois (7–1)Oklahoma State (7–2)Michigan State (7–3)Pittsburgh (7–3)Minnesota (9–3)Oklahoma State (9–3)Oklahoma State (9–3)Clemson (9–4)22.
23.Arizona StateArizona State (0–0)Iowa (1–0)TCU (2–0)Notre Dame (1–1)Missouri(4–0)Purdue (3–1)Michigan State (5–1)Texas Tech (5–1)UtahPittsburgh (4–2)Northern Illinois (8–1)Boise State (8–1)Nebraska (8–3)Nebraska (8–3)Bowling Green (10–2)West Virginia (8–4)Bowling Green (11–3)23.
24.Oklahoma StateOklahoma State (0–0)Nebraska (1–0)Washington (1–1)Minnesota (3–0)Arizona State (2–1)Florida (3–2)Virginia (4–1)Oklahoma State (5–1)Minnesota (6–2)Missouri (6–2)Ole Miss (7–2)Miami (OH) (8–1)Oklahoma State (7–3)Oklahoma State (9–3)West Virginia (8–4)Maryland (9–3)TCU (11–2)24.
25.Iowa (0–0)Penn State (1–0)Texas A&M (2–0)Washington State (2–1)Florida (2–2)Air Force (5–0)Oregon State (5–1)Auburn (4–4)Florida (5–3)Louisville (7–1)Louisville (7–1)Kansas State (8–3)Bowling Green (8–2)Bowling Green (9–2)Maryland (9–3)Utah (9–2)Florida (8–5)25.
Preseason
Week 1
Aug 24
Week 2
Sep 1
Week 3
Sep 7
Week 4
Sep 14
Week 5
Sep 21
Week 6
Sep 28
Week 7
Oct 5
Week 8
Oct 12
Week 9
Oct 19
Week 10
Oct 26
Week 11
Nov 2
Week 12
Nov 9
Week 13
Nov 16
Week 14
Nov 23
Week 15
Nov 30
Week 16
Dec 7
Week 17 (Final)
Jan 5
Dropped:
  • Colorado State
  • Penn State
Dropped:
  • Maryland
  • Washington
  • Oklahoma State
Dropped:
  • Virginia
  • Auburn
  • Purdue
Dropped:
  • Wisconsin
  • Colorado
  • Wake Forest
Dropped:
  • Texas A&M
  • Notre Dame
Dropped:
  • Missouri
  • Arizona State
Dropped:
  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • Florida
  • Air Force
Dropped:
  • Pittsburgh
  • Kansas State
  • Virginia
Dropped:
  • Oregon State
  • Texas Tech
Dropped:
  • Wisconsin
  • Arkansas
  • Auburn
  • Utah
Dropped:
  • Missouri
Dropped:
  • Bowling Green
  • Oklahoma State
Dropped:
  • Northern Illinois
  • Michigan State
NoneDropped:
  • Virginia Tech
  • Pittsburgh
Dropped:
  • Bowling Green
Dropped:
  • Oklahoma State
  • West Virginia

BCS StandingsEdit

The Bowl Championship Series determined the two teams that competed in the BCS National Championship Game, the 2004 Sugar Bowl.

Week 8
Oct 20
Week 9
Oct 27
Week 10
Nov 3
Week 11
Nov 10
Week 12
Nov 17
Week 13
Nov 24
Week 14
Dec 1
Week 15 (Final)
Dec 7
1. Oklahoma (7–0) Oklahoma (8–0) Oklahoma (9–0) Oklahoma (10–0) Oklahoma (11–0) Oklahoma (12–0) Oklahoma (12–0) Oklahoma (12–1) 1.
2. Miami (FL) (7–0) Miami (FL) (7–0) USC (8–1) USC (8–1) Ohio State (10–1) USC (10–1) USC (10–1) LSU (12–1) 2.
3. Virginia Tech (6–0) Florida State (7–1) Florida State (8–1) Ohio State (9–1) USC (9–1) LSU (10–1) LSU (11–1) USC (11–1) 3.
4. Georgia (6–1) USC (7–1) Miami (FL) (7–1) LSU (8–1) LSU (9–1) Michigan (10–2) Michigan (10–2) Michigan (10–2) 4.
5. Florida State (6–1) Georgia (7–1) Ohio State (8–1) Texas (8–2) Texas (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) Ohio State (10–2) Ohio State (10–2) 5.
6. Ohio State (6–1) Ohio State (7–1) Virginia Tech (7–1) TCU (9–0) Georgia (8–2) Texas (9–2) Texas (10–2) Texas (10–2) 6.
7. USC (6–1) LSU (7–1) LSU (8–1) Tennessee (7–2) Tennessee (8–2) Georgia (9–2) Georgia (10–2) Florida State (10–2) 7.
8. Purdue (6–1) Washington State (7–1) Michigan (8–2) Michigan (8–2) TCU (10–0) Tennessee (9–2) Florida State (10–2) Tennessee (10–2) 8.
9. Washington State (6–1) Nebraska (7–1) TCU (8–0) Georgia (7–2) Michigan (9–2) Florida State (9–2) Tennessee (10–2) Miami (FL) (10–2) 9.
10. Northern Illinois (7–0) Michigan State (7–1) Georgia (7–2) Washington State (8–2) Washington State (9–2) Miami (FL) (9–2) Miami (FL) (10–2) Kansas State (11–3) 10.
11. Nebraska (6–1) Iowa (6–2) Iowa (7–2) Purdue (8–2) Florida State (9–2) Florida (8–3) Miami (OH) (11–1) Miami (OH) (11–1) 11.
12. LSU (6–1) TCU (8–0) Texas (7–2) Miami (FL) (7–2) Miami (FL) (8–2) Iowa (9–3) Iowa (9–3) Georgia (10–3) 12.
13. Michigan State (7–1) Michigan (7–2) Tennessee (6–2) Florida State (8–2) Florida (8–3) Miami (OH) (10–1) Purdue (9–3) Iowa (9–3) 13.
14. TCU (7–0) Oklahoma State (7–1) Purdue (7–2) Florida (6–3) Miami (OH) (9–1) Purdue (9–3) Florida (8–4) Purdue (9–3) 14.
15. Iowa (5–2) Tennessee (5–2) Washington State (7–2) Virginia Tech (7–2) Ole Miss (8–2) Washington State (9–3) Kansas State (10–3) Florida (8–4) 15.
16. Virginia Tech (6–1) Bowling Green (7–1) Miami (OH) (8–1) Purdue (8–3) Kansas State (10–3) Washington State (9–3) Washington State (9–3) 16.
17. Bowling Green (7–1) Florida (6–3) Nebraska (8–2) Virginia Tech (8–2) TCU (10–1) TCU (11–1) Boise State (12–1) 17.
18. Purdue (6–2) Nebraska (7–2) Ole Miss (8–2) Iowa (8–3) Ole Miss (8–3) Bowling Green (10–2) TCU (11–1) 18.
19. Miami (OH) (7–1) Oklahoma State (7–2) Pittsburgh (7–2) Kansas State (9–3) Boise State (10–1) Boise State (11–1) Ole Miss (9–3) 19.
20. Missouri (6–2) Michigan State (7–2) Iowa (7–3) Bowling Green (8–2) Bowling Green (9–2) Ole Miss (9–3) Nebraska (9–3) 20.
21. Florida (5–3) Miami (OH) (7–1) Northern Illinois (9–1) Oklahoma State (8–3) Oklahoma State (9–3) Nebraska (9–3) Oklahoma State (9–3) 21.
22. Texas (6–2) Northern Illinois (8–1) Minnesota (9–2) Nebraska (8–3) Utah (9–2) Oklahoma State (9–3) Utah (9–2) 22.
23. Northern Illinois (7–1) Ole Miss (7–2) Bowling Green (7–2) Boise State (9–1) Nebraska (8–3) Utah (9–2) Maryland (9–3) 23.
24. Minnesota (7–2) Missouri (6–2) Michigan State (7–3) Utah (8–2) Arkansas (8–3) Maryland (9–3) Bowling Green (10–3) 24.
25. UCLA (6–2) Pittsburgh (6–2) Oklahoma State (7–3) Pittsburgh (7–3) Pittsburgh (8–3) Minnesota (9–3) Minnesota (9–3) 25.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2003 Final Football Polls - College Poll Archive - Historical College Football and Basketball Polls and Rankings". www.collegepollarchive.com. Retrieved 15 April 2018.