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2008 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Three human polls and one formulaic ranking make up the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) football rankings, in addition to various publications' preseason polls. Unlike most sports, college football's governing body, the NCAA, does not bestow a national championship title. That title is bestowed by one or more of four different polling agencies. There are two main weekly polls that begin in the preseason: the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll. About halfway through the season, two additional polls are released, the Harris Interactive Poll and the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Standings. The Harris Poll and Coaches Poll are factors in the BCS Standings. At the end of the season, the BCS Standings determine who plays in the BCS bowl games as well as the BCS National Championship Game.

LegendEdit

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AP PollEdit

Preseason
Aug 16[2]
Week 1
Sept 2[3]
Week 2
Sept 7[4]
Week 3
Sept 14[5]
Week 4
Sept 21[6]
Week 5
Sept 28[7]
Week 6
Oct 5[8]
Week 7
Oct 12[9]
Week 8
Oct 19[10]
Week 9
Oct 26[11]
Week 10
Nov 2[12]
Week 11
Nov 9[13]
Week 12
Nov 16[14]
Week 13
Nov 23[15]
Week 14
Nov 30[16]
Week 15
Dec 7[17]
Week 16 (Final)
Jan 9
1.Georgia (22)USC (1–0) (21)USC (1–0) (33)USC (2–0) (61)USC (2–0) (62)Oklahoma (4–0) (43)Oklahoma (5–0) (51)Texas (6–0) (39)Texas (7–0) (65)Texas (8–0) (65)Alabama (9–0) (46)Alabama (10–0) (44)Alabama (11–0) (42)Alabama (11–0) (63)Alabama (12–0) (62)Florida (12–1) (50)Florida (13–1) (48)1.
2.Ohio State (21)Georgia (1–0) (20)Georgia (2–0) (23)Oklahoma (3–0)Oklahoma (3–0)Alabama (5–0) (21)Alabama (6–0) (13)Alabama (6–0) (26)Alabama (7–0)Alabama (8–0)Texas Tech (9–0) (12)Texas Tech (10–0) (21)Texas Tech (10–0) (21)Florida (10–1) (2)Florida (11–1) (3)Oklahoma (12–1) (9)Utah (13–0) (16)2.
3.USC (12)Ohio State (1–0) (15)Oklahoma (2–0) (2)Georgia (3–0) (2)Georgia (4–0) (2)LSU (4–0)Missouri (5–0) (1)Penn State (7–0)Penn State (8–0)Penn State (9–0)Penn State (9–0) (6)Florida (8–1)Florida (9–1) (2)Oklahoma (10–1)Texas (11–1)Texas (11–1) (6)USC (12–1) (1)3.
4.Oklahoma (4)Oklahoma (1–0) (2)Florida (2–0) (4)Florida (2–0) (1)Florida (3–0) (1)Missouri (4–0) (1)LSU (4–0)Oklahoma (5–1)Oklahoma (6–1)Oklahoma (7–1)Florida (7–1) (1)Texas (9–1)Texas (10–1)Texas (10–1)Oklahoma (11–1)Alabama (12–1)Texas (12–1)4.
5.Florida (6)Florida (1–0) (5)Ohio State (2–0) (1)Missouri (3–0)LSU (3–0)Texas (4–0)Texas (5–0)Florida (5–1)Florida (5–1)Florida (6–1)Texas (8–1)Oklahoma (9–1)Oklahoma (9–1)USC (9–1)USC (10–1)USC (11–1)Oklahoma (12–2)5.
6.MissouriMissouri (1–0) (1)Missouri (2–0) (1)LSU (2–0)Missouri (4–0)Penn State (5–0)Penn State (6–0)USC (4–1)USC (5–1)Texas Tech (8–0)Oklahoma (8–1)USC (8–1)USC (9–1)Penn State (11–1)Penn State (11–1)Penn State (11–1)Alabama (12–2)6.
7.LSULSU (1–0) (1)LSU (1–0) (1)Texas (2–0)Texas (3–0)Texas Tech (4–0)Texas Tech (5–0)Texas Tech (6–0)Oklahoma State (7–0)USC (6–1)USC (7–1)Penn State (9–1)Penn State (10–1)Texas Tech (10–1)Utah (12–0)Utah (12–0)TCU (11–2)7.
8.West VirginiaWest Virginia (1–0)Texas (2–0)Wisconsin (3–0)Alabama (4–0)BYU (4–0)USC (3–1)Oklahoma State (6–0)Texas Tech (7–0)Georgia (7–1)Oklahoma State (8–1)Utah (10–0)Utah (11–0)Utah (12–0)Texas Tech (11–1)Texas Tech (11–1)Penn State (11–2)8.
9.ClemsonAuburn (1–0)Auburn (2–0)Alabama (3–0)Wisconsin (3–0)USC (2–1)BYU (5–0)BYU (6–0)Georgia (6–1)Oklahoma State (7–1)Boise State (8–0)Boise State (9–0)Boise State (10–0)Boise State (11–0)Boise State (12–0)Boise State (12–0)Ohio State (10–3)9.
10.AuburnTexas (1–0)Wisconsin (2–0)Auburn (3–0)Texas Tech (4–0)South Florida (5–0)Georgia (4–1)Georgia (5–1)Ohio State (7–1)Utah (8–0)Utah (9–0)Ohio State (8–2)Ohio State (9–2)Ohio State (10–2)Ohio State (10–2)Ohio State (10–2)Oregon (10–3)10.
11.TexasWisconsin (1–0)Alabama (2–0)Texas Tech (3–0)BYU (4–0)Georgia (4–1)Florida (4–1)Missouri (5–1)LSU (5–1)Boise State (7–0)TCU (9–1)Oklahoma State (8–2)Oklahoma State (9–2)Oklahoma State (9–2)TCU (10–2)TCU (10–2)Boise State (12–1)11.
12.Texas TechTexas Tech (1–0)Texas Tech (2–0)South Florida (3–0)Penn State (4–0)Florida (3–1)Ohio State (5–1)Ohio State (6–1)Utah (8–0)TCU (8–1)Ohio State (7–2)Missouri (8–2)Missouri (9–2)Missouri (9–2)Ball State (12–0)Cincinnati (11–2)Texas Tech (11–2)12.
13.WisconsinAlabama (1–0)Kansas (2–0)Ohio State (2–1)South Florida (4–0)Auburn (4–1)Vanderbilt (5–0)LSU (4–1)Boise State (6–0)Ohio State (7–2)Missouri (7–2)Georgia (8–2)Georgia (9–2)Georgia (9–2)Cincinnati (10–2)Oklahoma State (9–3)Georgia (10–3)13.
14.KansasKansas (1–0)East Carolina (2–0)BYU (3–0)Ohio State (3–1)Ohio State (4–1)Utah (6–0)Utah (7–0)South Florida (6–1)Missouri (6–2)Georgia (7–2)Ball State (9–0)Ball State (10–0)TCU (10–2)Oklahoma State (9–3)Georgia Tech (9–3)Ole Miss (9–4)14.
15.Arizona StateArizona State (1–0) тArizona State (2–0)East Carolina (3–0)Auburn (3–1)Utah (5–0)Boise State (4–0)Boise State (5–0)TCU (7–1)LSU (5–2)LSU (6–2)TCU (9–2)TCU (9–2)Ball State (11–0)Georgia Tech (9–3)Oregon (9–3)Virginia Tech (10–4)15.
16.BYUBYU (1–0) тOregon (2–0)Penn State (3–0)Wake Forest (3–0)Kansas (3–1)Kansas (4–1)Kansas (5–1)Missouri (5–2)Florida State (6–1)Ball State (8–0)BYU (9–1)BYU (10–1)Cincinnati (9–2)Oregon (9–3)Georgia (9–3)Oklahoma State (9–4)16.
17.Virginia TechSouth Florida (1–0)Penn State (2–0)Oregon (3–0)Utah (4–0)Boise State (3–0)Oklahoma State (5–0)Virginia Tech (5–1)Pittsburgh (5–1)BYU (7–1)BYU (8–1)North Carolina (7–2)Michigan State (9–2)Oregon State (8–3)Georgia (9–3)BYU (10–2)Cincinnati (11–3)17.
18.TennesseeOregon (1–0)BYU (2–0)Wake Forest (2–0)Kansas (3–1)Wisconsin (3–1)Virginia Tech (5–1)North Carolina (5–1)BYU (6–1)Ball State (8–0)Michigan State (8–2)Michigan State (9–2)LSU (7–3)Georgia Tech (8–3)Boston College (9–3)Pittsburgh (9–3)Oregon State (9–4)18.
19.South FloridaPenn State (1–0)South Florida (2–0)Kansas (2–1)Boise State (3–0)Vanderbilt (4–0)South Florida (5–1)South Florida (5–1)Kansas (5–2)Tulsa (7–0)North Carolina (6–2)LSU (6–3)Cincinnati (8–2)Oregon (8–3)Missouri (9–3)Michigan State (9–3)Missouri (10–4)19.
20.IllinoisWake Forest (1–0)Wake Forest (2–0)Utah (3–0)Clemson (3–1)Virginia Tech (4–1)Auburn (4–2)Michigan State (6–1)Ball State (7–0)Minnesota (7–1)West Virginia (6–2)Florida State (7–2)Pittsburgh (7–2)Boston College (8–3) тBYU (10–2)Ole Miss (8–4)Iowa (9–4)20.
21.OregonFresno State (1–0)Fresno State (1–0)West Virginia (1–1)Vanderbilt (4–0)Oklahoma State (4–0)Wake Forest (3–1)Wake Forest (4–1)Georgia Tech (6–1)North Carolina (6–2)California (6–2)Pittsburgh (7–2)Oregon State (7–3)BYU (10–2) тMichigan State (9–3)Virginia Tech (9–4)Florida State (9–4)21.
22.Penn StateUtah (1–0)Utah (2–0)Illinois (2–1)Illinois (2–1)Fresno State (3–1)North Carolina (4–1)Vanderbilt (5–1)Tulsa (7–0)Michigan State (7–2)Georgia Tech (7–2)Cincinnati (7–2)Maryland (7–3)Michigan State (9–3)Ole Miss (8–4)Northwestern (9–3)Georgia Tech (9–4)22.
23.Wake ForestUCLA (1–0)California (2–0)Clemson (2–1)East Carolina (3–1)Oregon (4–1)Michigan State (5–1)Pittsburgh (4–1)Boston College (5–1)Oregon (6–2)Maryland (6–2)Oregon State (6–3)Miami (FL) (7–3)Florida State (8–3)Pittsburgh (8–3)Ball State (12–1)West Virginia (9–4)23.
24.AlabamaIllinois (0–1) тIllinois (1–1)Florida State (2–0)TCU (4–0)Connecticut (5–0)Pittsburgh (4–1)Ball State (7–0)Florida State (5–1)South Florida (6–2)Florida State (6–2)South Carolina (7–3)Oregon (8–3)Northwestern (9–3)Northwestern (9–3)Oregon State (8–4)Michigan State (9–4)24.
25.PittsburghSouth Carolina (1–0) тWest Virginia (1–1)Fresno State (1–1)Fresno State (2–1)Wake Forest (3–1)Ball State (6–0)California (4–1)Minnesota (6–1)Maryland (6–2)Pittsburgh (6–2)Tulsa (8–1)North Carolina (7–3)Ole Miss (7–4)Oregon State (8–4)Missouri (9–4)BYU (10–3)25.
Preseason
Aug 16[2]
Week 1
Sept 2[3]
Week 2
Sept 7[4]
Week 3
Sept 14[5]
Week 4
Sept 21[6]
Week 5
Sept 28[7]
Week 6
Oct 5[8]
Week 7
Oct 12[9]
Week 8
Oct 19[10]
Week 9
Oct 26[11]
Week 10
Nov 2[12]
Week 11
Nov 9[13]
Week 12
Nov 16[14]
Week 13
Nov 23[15]
Week 14
Nov 30[16]
Week 15
Dec 7[17]
Week 16 (Final)
Jan 9
Dropped:
  • Clemson
  • Virginia Tech
  • Tennessee
  • Pittsburgh
Dropped:
  • UCLA
  • South Carolina
Dropped:
  • Arizona State
  • California
Dropped:
  • Oregon
  • West Virginia
  • Florida State
Dropped:
  • Clemson
  • Illinois
  • East Carolina
  • TCU
Dropped:
  • Wisconsin
  • Oregon
  • Fresno State
  • Connecticut
Dropped:
Auburn
Dropped:
  • Virginia Tech
  • North Carolina
  • Michigan State
  • Wake Forest
  • Vanderbilt
  • California
Dropped:
  • Pittsburgh
  • Kansas
  • Georgia Tech
  • Boston College
Dropped:
  • Tulsa
  • Minnesota
  • Oregon
  • South Florida
Dropped:
  • West Virginia
  • California
  • Georgia Tech
  • Maryland
Dropped:
  • Florida State
  • South Carolina
  • Tulsa
Dropped:
  • LSU
  • Pittsburgh
  • Maryland
  • Miami (FL)
  • North Carolina
Dropped:
Florida State
Dropped:
Boston College
Dropped:
  • Pittsburgh
  • Northwestern
  • Ball State

Coaches' PollEdit

The final Coaches' Poll of the 2008 season (technically taking place in 2009) was notable in that the winner of the BCS Championship Game was not the unanimous number 1. While the coaches are obligated to vote the winner of that game, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham voted his team number 1 after they defeated favored Alabama in the 2009 Sugar Bowl and completed the only undefeated season (13–0).

Preseason
Aug 1[18]
Week 1
Sept 2[19]
Week 2
Sept 7[20]
Week 3
Sept 14[21]
Week 4
Sept 21[22]
Week 5
Sept 28[23]
Week 6
Oct 5[24]
Week 7
Oct 12[25]
Week 8
Oct 19[26]
Week 9
Oct 26[27]
Week 10
Nov 2[28]
Week 11
Nov 9[29]
Week 12
Nov 16[30]
Week 13
Nov 23[31]
Week 14
Nov 30[32]
Week 15
Dec 7[33]
Week 16 (Final)
Jan 9
1.Georgia (22)USC (1–0) (23)USC (1–0) (34)USC (2–0) (57)USC (2–0) (56)Oklahoma (4–0) (57)Oklahoma (5–0) (60)Texas (6–0) (44)Texas (7–0) (58)Texas (8–0) (58)Alabama (9–0) (40)Alabama (10–0) (44)Alabama (11–0) (45)Alabama (11–0) (56)Alabama (12–0) (58)Oklahoma (12–1) (31)Florida (13–1) (60)1.
2.USC (14)Georgia (1–0) (20)Georgia (2–0) (18)Oklahoma (3–0) (1)Oklahoma (3–0) (2)LSU (4–0) (1)Missouri (5–0)Alabama (6–0) (14)Alabama (7–0) (1)Alabama (8–0)Penn State (9–0) (14)Texas Tech (10–0) (17)Texas Tech (10–0) (15)Oklahoma (10–1) (4)Oklahoma (11–1) (2)Florida (12–1) (26)USC (12–1)2.
3.Ohio State (14)Ohio State (1–0) (10)Oklahoma (2–0) (3)Georgia (3–0) (2)Georgia (4–0) (2)Missouri (4–0)LSU (4–0) (1)Penn State (7–0) (3)Penn State (8–0) (2)Penn State (9–0) (3)Texas Tech (9–0) (6)Florida(8–1)Florida (9–1) (1)Florida (10–1) (1)Texas (11–1)Texas (11–1) (4)Texas (12–1)3.
4.Oklahoma (3)Oklahoma (1–0) (2)Florida (2–0) (3)Florida (2–0) (1)Florida (3–0) (1)Alabama (5–0) (2)Alabama (6–0)USC (4–1)USC (5–1)Oklahoma (7–1)Oklahoma (8–1) (1)Oklahoma (9–1)Texas (10–1)Texas (10–1)Florida (11–1) (1)Alabama (12–1) тUtah (13–0) (1)4.
5.Florida (5)Florida (1–0) (3)Ohio State (2–0) (1)Missouri (3–0)Missouri (4–0)Texas (4–0) (1)Texas (5–0)Texas Tech (6–0)Oklahoma (6–1)Texas Tech (8–0)Florida (7–1)Texas (9–1)Oklahoma (9–1)USC (9–1)USC (10–1)USC (11–1) тOklahoma (12–2)5.
6.LSU (3)LSU (1–0) (3)Missouri (2–0)LSU (2–0)LSU (3–0)Penn State (5–0)Penn State (6–0)Oklahoma (5–1)Texas Tech (7–0)USC (6–1)USC (7–1)USC (8–1)USC (9–1)Penn State (11–1)Penn State (11–1)Penn State (11–1)Alabama (12–2)6.
7.MissouriMissouri (1–0)LSU (1–0) (2)Texas (2–0)Texas (3–0)BYU (4–0)Texas Tech (5–0)Florida (5–1)Florida (5–1)Florida (6–1)Texas (8–1)Utah (10–0)Utah (11–0)Utah (12–0)Utah (12–0)Utah (12–0)TCU (11–2)7.
8.West VirginiaWest Virginia (1–0)Texas (2–0)Wisconsin (3–0)Wisconsin (3–0)Texas Tech (4–0)BYU (5–0)BYU (6–0)Oklahoma State (7–0)Georgia (7–1)Oklahoma State (8–1)Penn State (9–1)Penn State (10–1)Texas Tech (10–1)Texas Tech (11–1)Texas Tech (11–1)Penn State (11–2)8.
9.ClemsonTexas (1–0)Auburn (2–0)Auburn (3–0)Texas Tech (4–0)USC (2–1)USC (3–1)Georgia (5–1)Georgia (6–1)Utah (8–0)Utah (9–0)Boise State (9–0)Boise State (10–0)Boise State (11–0)Boise State (12–0)Boise State (12–0)Oregon (10–3)9.
10.TexasAuburn (1–0)Wisconsin (2–0)Texas Tech (3–0)Alabama (4–0)Georgia (4–1) тGeorgia (4–1)Oklahoma State (6–0)Ohio State (7–1)Oklahoma State (7–1)Boise State (8–0)Ohio State (8–2)Ohio State (9–2)Ohio State (10–2)Ohio State (10–2)Ohio State (10–2)Georgia (10–3)10.
11.AuburnWisconsin (1–0)Kansas (2–0)BYU (3–0)BYU (4–0)South Florida (5–0) тOhio State (5–1)Ohio State (6–1)LSU (5–1)Boise State (7–0)TCU (9–1)Missouri (8–2)Missouri (9–2)Missouri (9–2)TCU (10–2)TCU (10–2)Ohio State (10–3)11.
12.WisconsinKansas (1–0)Texas Tech (2–0)Oregon (3–0)Penn State (4–0)Ohio State (4–1)Florida (4–1)Missouri (5–1)Utah (8–0)TCU (8–1)Ohio State (7–2)Georgia (8–2)Oklahoma State (9–2)Oklahoma State (9–2)Cincinnati (10–2)Cincinnati (11–2)Texas Tech (11–2)12.
13.KansasTexas Tech (1–0)Arizona State (2–0)Alabama (3–0)Ohio State (3–1)Florida (3–1)Utah (6–0)Utah (7–0)Boise State (6–0)Ohio State (7–2)Missouri (7–2)Oklahoma State (8–2)Georgia (9–2)Georgia (9–2)Ball State (12–0)Oregon (9–3)Boise State (12–1)13.
14.Texas TechArizona State (1–0)Oregon (2–0)Ohio State (2–1)South Florida (4–0)Auburn (4–1)Vanderbilt (5–0)LSU (4–1)South Florida (6–1)Missouri (6–2)Georgia (7–2)BYU (9–1)BYU (10–1)TCU (10–2)Oregon (9–3)Oklahoma State (9–3)Virginia Tech (10–4)14.
15.Virginia TechBYU (1–0)BYU (2–0)Penn State (3–0)Wake Forest (3–0)Utah (5–0)Kansas (4–1)Kansas (5–1)TCU (7–1)LSU (5–2)LSU (6–2)Michigan State (9–2)Michigan State (9–2)Ball State (11–0)Oklahoma State (9–3)Georgia Tech (9–3)Ole Miss (9–4)15.
16.Arizona StateOregon (1–0)Alabama (2–0)South Florida (3–0)Auburn (3–1)Kansas (3–1)Boise State (4–0)Boise State (5–0)Missouri (5–2)Florida State (6–1)BYU (8–1)Ball State (9–0)Ball State (10–0)Cincinnati (9–2)Georgia Tech (9–3)BYU (10–2)Missouri (10–4)16.
17.BYUAlabama (1–0)Penn State (2–0)East Carolina (3–0)Utah (4–0)Wisconsin (3–1)Oklahoma State (5–0)Michigan State (6–1)BYU (6–1)BYU (7–1)Michigan State (8–2)North Carolina (7–2)TCU (9–2)Oregon State (8–3)Missouri (9–3)Georgia (9–3)Cincinnati (11–3)17.
18.TennesseeSouth Florida (1–0)South Florida (2–0)Wake Forest (2–0)Kansas (3–1)Boise State (3–0)Virginia Tech (5–1)Virginia Tech (5–1)Kansas (5–2)Tulsa (7–0)Ball State (8–0)TCU (9–2)LSU (7–3)Oregon (8–3)BYU (10–2)Michigan State (9–3)Oklahoma State (9–4)18.
19.IllinoisPenn State (1–0)Wake Forest (2–0)Kansas (2–1)Clemson (3–1)Vanderbilt (4–0)Michigan State (5–1)Wake Forest (4–1)Tulsa (7–0)Ball State (8–0)North Carolina (6–2)Florida State (7–2)Pittsburgh (7–2)BYU (10–2)Georgia (9–3)Virginia Tech (9–4)Oregon State (9–4)19.
20.OregonWake Forest (1–0)East Carolina (2–0)Utah (3–0)Boise State (3–0)Oregon (4–1)South Florida (5–1)South Florida (5–1)Pittsburgh (5–1)Minnesota (7–1)Georgia Tech (7–2)LSU (6–3)Cincinnati (8–2)Northwestern (9–3)Boston College (9–3)Northwestern (9–3)Iowa (9–4)20.
21.South FloridaFresno State (1–0)Fresno State (1–0)Clemson (2–1)Illinois (2–1)Fresno State (3–1)Wake Forest (3–1)North Carolina (5–1)Georgia Tech (6–1)Michigan State (7–2)Maryland (6–2)Pittsburgh (7–2)Oregon State (7–3)Michigan State (9–3)Michigan State (9–3)Pittsburgh (9–3)BYU (10–3)21.
22.Penn StateClemson (0–1)Utah (2–0)West Virginia (1–1)Oregon (3–1)Oklahoma State (4–0)Northwestern (5–0)California (4–1)Ball State (7–0)North Carolina (6–2)California (6–2)Cincinnati (7–2)Oregon (8–3)Boston College (8–3)Northwestern (9–3)Ball State (12–1)Georgia Tech (9–4)22.
23.Wake ForestUtah (1–0)Clemson (1–1)Illinois (2–1)TCU (4–0)Connecticut (5–0)Auburn (4–2)Vanderbilt (5–1)Florida State (5–1)South Florida (6–2)West Virginia (6–2)South Carolina (7–3)Maryland (7–3)Georgia Tech (8–3)Pittsburgh (8–3)Missouri (9–4)Florida State (9–4)23.
24.MichiganSouth Carolina (1–0)West Virginia (1–1)Arizona State (2–1)Fresno State (2–1)Virginia Tech (4–1)Wisconsin (3–2)TCU (6–1)Northwestern (6–1)Oregon (6–2)Florida State (6–2)Tulsa (8–1)Northwestern (8–3)Florida State (8–3)Oregon State (8–4)Ole Miss (8–4)Michigan State (9–4)24.
25.Fresno StateIllinois (0–1)California (2–0)Florida State (2–0)Vanderbilt (4–0)Wake Forest (3–1)California (4–1)Ball State (7–0)Minnesota (6–1)Maryland (6–2)Northwestern (7–2)Oregon State (6–3)Boston College (7–3)West Virginia (7–3)Ole Miss (8–4)Oregon State (8–4)California (9–4)25.
Preseason
Aug 1[18]
Week 1
Sept 2[19]
Week 2
Sept 7[20]
Week 3
Sept 14[21]
Week 4
Sept 21[22]
Week 5
Sept 28[23]
Week 6
Oct 5[24]
Week 7
Oct 12[25]
Week 8
Oct 19[26]
Week 9
Oct 26[27]
Week 10
Nov 2[28]
Week 11
Nov 9[29]
Week 12
Nov 16[30]
Week 13
Nov 23[31]
Week 14
Nov 30[32]
Week 15
Dec 7[33]
Week 16 (Final)
Jan 9
Dropped:
  • Virginia Tech
  • Tennessee
  • Michigan
Dropped:
  • South Carolina
  • Illinois
Dropped:
  • Fresno State
  • California
Dropped:
  • East Carolina
  • West Virginia
  • Arizona State
  • Florida State
Dropped:
  • Clemson
  • Illinois
  • TCU
Dropped:
  • Oregon
  • Fresno State
  • Connecticut
Dropped:
  • Northwestern
  • Auburn
  • Wisconsin
Dropped:
  • Michigan State
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wake Forest
  • North Carolina
  • California
  • Vanderbilt
Dropped:
  • Kansas
  • Pittsburgh
  • Georgia Tech
  • Northwestern
Dropped:
  • Tulsa
  • Minnesota
  • South Florida
  • Oregon
Dropped:
  • Georgia Tech
  • Maryland
  • California
  • West Virginia
  • Northwestern
Dropped:
  • North Carolina
  • Florida State
  • South Carolina
  • Tulsa
Dropped:
  • LSU
  • Pittsburgh
  • Maryland
Dropped:
  • Florida State
  • West Virginia
Dropped:
Boston College
Dropped:
  • Northwestern
  • Pittsburgh
  • Ball State

Harris Interactive PollEdit

Week 5
Sept 28[34]
Week 6
Oct 5[35]
Week 7
Oct 12[36]
Week 8
Oct 19[37]
Week 9
Oct 26[38]
Week 10
Nov 2[39]
Week 11
Nov 9[40]
Week 12
Nov 16[41]
Week 13
Nov 23[42]
Week 14
Nov 30[43]
Week 15 (Final)
Dec 7[44]
1.Oklahoma (4–0) (102)Oklahoma (5–0) (106)Texas (6–0) (72)Texas (7–0) (104)Texas (8–0) (103)Alabama (9–0) (79)Alabama (10–0) (75)Alabama (11–0) (80)Alabama (11–0) (108)Alabama (12–0) (107)Florida (12–1) (77)1.
2.LSU (4–0) (3)LSU (4–0) (2)Alabama (6–0) (37)Alabama (7–0) (6)Alabama (8–0) (6)Penn State (9–0) (17)Texas Tech (10–0) (38)Texas Tech (10–0) (32)Florida (10–1) (3)Florida (11–1) (4)Oklahoma (12–1) (26)2.
3.Alabama (5–0) (7)Alabama (6–0) (6)Penn State (7–0) (4)Penn State (8–0) (3)Penn State (9–0) (5)Texas Tech (9–0) (16)Florida (8–1) (1)Florida (9–1) (1)Oklahoma (10–1) (2)Texas (11–1) (1)Texas (11–1) (9)3.
4.Missouri (4–0) (1)Missouri (5–0)Oklahoma (5–1)Oklahoma (6–1)Oklahoma (7–1)Florida (7–1) (1)Texas (9–1)Texas (10–1)Texas (10–1)Oklahoma (11–1)Alabama (12–1)4.
5.Texas (4–0) (1)Texas (5–0)USC (4–1)USC (5–1)Texas Tech (8–0)Oklahoma (8–1)Oklahoma (9–1)Oklahoma (9–1)USC (9–1)USC (10–1)USC (11–1)5.
6.Penn State (5–0)Penn State (6–0)Florida (5–1)Florida (5–1)Florida (6–1)Texas (8–1) (1)USC (8–1)USC (9–1)Penn State (11–1)Penn State (11–1)Penn State (11–1)6.
7.USC (2–1)Texas Tech (5–0)Texas Tech (6–0)Texas Tech (7–0)USC (6–1)USC (7–1)Penn State (9–1)Penn State (10–1)Texas Tech (10–1)Utah (12–0) (1)Utah (12–0) (1)7.
8.Texas Tech (4–0)USC (3–1)BYU (6–0)Oklahoma State (7–0)Georgia (7–1)Oklahoma State (8–1)Utah (10–0)Utah (11–0)Utah (12–0) (1)Texas Tech (11–1)Texas Tech (11–1)8.
9.BYU (4–0)BYU (5–0)Georgia (5–1)Georgia (6–1)Oklahoma State (7–1)Utah (9–0)Boise State (9–0)Boise State (10–0)Boise State (11–0)Boise State (12–0)Boise State (12–0)9.
10.Georgia (4–1)Georgia (4–1)Oklahoma State (6–0)Ohio State (7–1)Utah (8–0)Boise State (8–0)Ohio State (8–2)Ohio State (9–2)Ohio State (10–2)Ohio State (10–2)Ohio State (10–2)10.
11.Florida (3–1)Florida (4–1)Missouri (5–1)LSU (5–1)Boise State (7–0)Ohio State (7–2)Missouri (8–2)Missouri (9–2)Missouri (9–2)Ball State (12–0)TCU (10–2)11.
12.South Florida (5–0)Ohio State (5–1)LSU (4–1)Utah (8–0) (1)Ohio State (7–2)TCU (9–1)Georgia (8–2)Georgia (9–2)Oklahoma State (9–2)TCU (10–2)Cincinnati (11–2)12.
13.Auburn (4–1)Utah (6–0)Ohio State (6–1)Boise State (6–0)TCU (8–1)Missouri (7–2)Oklahoma State (8–2)Oklahoma State (9–2)Georgia (9–2)Cincinnati (10–2)Oklahoma State (9–3)13.
14.Ohio State (4–1)Vanderbilt (5–0)Utah (7–0) (1)South Florida (6–1)Missouri (6–2)Georgia (7–2)BYU (9–1)BYU (10–1)Ball State (11–0)Oklahoma State (9–3)Georgia Tech (9–3)14.
15.Utah (5–0)Boise State (4–0)Boise State (5–0)TCU (7–1)BYU (7–1)LSU (6–2)Ball State (9–0)Ball State (10–0)TCU (10–2)Oregon (9–3)Oregon (9–3)15.
16.Wisconsin (3–1)Kansas (4–1)Kansas (5–1)Missouri (5–2)LSU (5–2)BYU (8–1)Michigan State (9–2)Michigan State (9–2)Cincinnati (9–2)Georgia Tech (9–3)BYU (10–2)16.
17.Kansas (3–1)Oklahoma State (5–0)Virginia Tech (5–1)BYU (6–1)Ball State (8–0)Ball State (8–0)North Carolina (7–2)TCU (9–2)Oregon State (8–3)BYU (10–2)Georgia (9–3)17.
18.Boise State (3–0)Virginia Tech (5–1)Michigan State (6–1)Pittsburgh (5–1)Florida State (6–1)Michigan State (8–2)TCU (9–2)LSU (7–3)BYU (10–2)Missouri (9–3)Michigan State (9–3)18.
19.Vanderbilt (4–0)South Florida (5–1)South Florida (5–1)Kansas (5–2)Tulsa (7–0)North Carolina (6–2)LSU (6–3)Pittsburgh (7–2)Oregon (8–3)Boston College (9–3)Pittsburgh (9–3)19.
20.Fresno State (3–1)Auburn (4–2)North Carolina (5–1)Ball State (7–0)Minnesota (7–1)Georgia Tech (7–2)Florida State (7–2)Cincinnati (8–2)Boston College (8–3)Georgia (9–3)Ball State (12–1)20.
21.Oregon (4–1)Michigan State (5–1)Wake Forest (4–1)Tulsa (7–0)Michigan State (7–2)California (7–2)Pittsburgh (7–2)Oregon State (7–3)Michigan State (9–3)Michigan State (9–3)Northwestern (9–3)21.
22.Virginia Tech (4–1)Wake Forest (3–1)Vanderbilt (5–1)Georgia Tech (6–1)North Carolina (6–2)West Virginia (6–2)Tulsa (8–1)Oregon (8–3)Georgia Tech (8–3)Northwestern (9–3)Virginia Tech (9–4)22.
23.Oklahoma State (4–0)Northwestern (5–0)Ball State (7–0)Florida State (5–1)South Florida (6–2)Maryland (6–2)Cincinnati (7–2)Maryland (7–3)Florida State (8–3)Pittsburgh (8–3)Ole Miss (8–4)23.
24.Connecticut (5–0)Wisconsin (3–2)California (4–1)Boston College (5–1)Oregon (6–2)Florida State (6–2)South Carolina (7–3)North Carolina (7–3)Northwestern (9–3)Ole Miss (8–4)Missouri (9–4)24.
25.Wake Forest (3–1)North Carolina (4–1)Pittsburgh (4–1)Minnesota (6–1)
  • California (5–2) т
  • Georgia Tech (6–2) т
Tulsa (8–1)California (6–3)Boston College (7–3)Pittsburgh (7–3)Oregon State (8–4)Oregon State (8–4)25.
Week 5
Sept 28[34]
Week 6
Oct 5[35]
Week 7
Oct 12[36]
Week 8
Oct 19[37]
Week 9
Oct 26[38]
Week 10
Nov 2[39]
Week 11
Nov 9[40]
Week 12
Nov 16[41]
Week 13
Nov 23[42]
Week 14
Nov 30[43]
Week 15 (Final)
Dec 7[44]
Dropped:
  • Fresno State
  • Oregon
  • Connecticut
Dropped:
  • Auburn
  • Northwestern
  • Wisconsin
Dropped:
  • Virginia Tech
  • Michigan State
  • North Carolina
  • Wake Forest
  • Vanderbilt
  • California
Dropped:
  • Pittsburgh
  • Kansas
  • Boston College
Dropped:
  • Minnesota
  • South Florida
  • Oregon
Dropped:
  • Georgia Tech
  • Maryland
  • West Virginia
Dropped:
  • Florida State
  • Tulsa
  • South Carolina
  • California
Dropped:
  • LSU
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
Dropped:
Florida State
Dropped:
Boston College

BCS StandingsEdit

The Bowl Championship Series determined the two teams that competed in the 2009 BCS National Championship Game.

Week 8
Oct 19[45]
Week 9
Oct 26[46]
Week 10
Nov 2[47]
Week 11
Nov 9[48]
Week 12
Nov 16[49]
Week 13
Nov 23[50]
Week 14
Nov 30[51]
Week 15 (Final)
Dec 7[52]
1.Texas (7–0)Texas (8–0)Alabama (9–0)Alabama (10–0)Alabama (11–0)Alabama (11–0)Alabama (12–0)Oklahoma (12–1)1.
2.Alabama (7–0)Alabama (8–0)Texas Tech (9–0)Texas Tech (10–0)Texas Tech (10–0)Texas (10–1)Oklahoma (11–1)Florida (12–1)2.
3.Penn State (8–0)Penn State (9–0)Penn State (9–0)Texas (9–1)Texas (10–1)Oklahoma (10–1)Texas (11–1)Texas (11–1)3.
4.Oklahoma (6–1)Oklahoma (7–1)Texas (8–1)Florida (8–1)Florida (9–1)Florida (10–1)Florida (11–1)Alabama (12–1)4.
5.USC (5–1)USC (6–1)Florida (7–1)Oklahoma (9–1)Oklahoma (9–1)USC (9–1)USC (10–1)USC (11–1)5.
6.Oklahoma State (7–0)Georgia (7–1)Oklahoma (8–1)USC (8–1)USC (9–1)Utah (12–0)Utah (12–0)Utah (12–0)6.
7.Georgia (6–1)Texas Tech (8–0)USC (7–1)Utah (10–0)Utah (11–0)Texas Tech (10–1)Texas Tech (11–1)Texas Tech (11–1)7.
8.Texas Tech (7–0)Florida (6–1)Utah (9–0)Penn State (9–1)Penn State (10–1)Penn State (11–1)Penn State (11–1)Penn State (11–1)8.
9.Ohio State (7–1)Oklahoma State (7–1)Oklahoma State (8–1)Boise State (9–0)Boise State (10–0)Boise State (11–0)Boise State (12–0)Boise State (12–0)9.
10.Florida (5–1)Utah (8–0)Boise State (8–0)Georgia (8–2)Ohio State (9–2)Ohio State (10–2)Ohio State (10–2)Ohio State (10–2)10.
11.Utah (8–0)Boise State (7–0)Ohio State (7–2)Ohio State (8–2)Georgia (9–2)Georgia (9–2)TCU (10–2)TCU (10–2)11.
12.Boise State (6–0)Ohio State (7–2)TCU (9–1)Missouri (8–2)Oklahoma State (9–2)Oklahoma State (9–2)Ball State (12–0)Cincinnati (11–2)12.
13.LSU (5–1)TCU (8–1)Georgia (7–2)Oklahoma State (8–2)Missouri (9–2)Missouri (9–2)Cincinnati (10–2)Oklahoma State (9–3)13.
14.TCU (7–1)Missouri (6–2)Missouri (7–2)Ball State (9–0)BYU (10–1)TCU (10–2)Oklahoma State (9–3)Georgia Tech (9–3)14.
15.Missouri (5–2)Florida State (6–1)BYU (8–1)Michigan State (9–2)Michigan State (9–2)Ball State (11–0)Georgia Tech (9–3)Georgia (9–3)15.
16.South Florida (6–1)Ball State (8–0)LSU (6–2)North Carolina (7–2)TCU (9–2)Cincinnati (9–2)Georgia (9–3)BYU (10–2)16.
17.Pittsburgh (5–1)Minnesota (7–1)Ball State (8–0)BYU (9–1)Ball State (10–0)Oregon State (8–3)Boston College (9–3)Oregon (9–3)17.
18.Georgia Tech (6–1)Tulsa (7–0)Michigan State (8–2)TCU (9–2)LSU (7–3)BYU (10–2)BYU (10–2)Michigan State (9–3)18.
19.Tulsa (7–0)LSU (5–2)North Carolina (6–2)Florida State (7–2)Cincinnati (8–2)Michigan State (9–3)Oregon (9–3)Virginia Tech (9–4)19.
20.Ball State (7–0)BYU (7–1)Georgia Tech (7–2)LSU (6–3)Pittsburgh (7–2)Florida State (8–3)Missouri (9–3)Pittsburgh (9–3)20.
21.BYU (6–1)Michigan State (7–2)California (6–2)Pittsburgh (7–2)Oregon State (7–3)Boston College (8–3)Michigan State (9–3)Missouri (9–4)21.
22.Northwestern (6–1)North Carolina (6–2)Florida State (6–2)Cincinnati (7–2)North Carolina (7–3)Georgia Tech (8–3)Northwestern (9–3)Ball State (12–1)22.
23.Kansas (5–2)South Florida (6–2)Maryland (6–2)Tulsa (8–1)Miami (FL) (7–3)Oregon (8–3)Pittsburgh (8–3)Northwestern (9–3)23.
24.Minnesota (6–1)Oregon (6–2)Northwestern (7–2)Wake Forest (6–3)Oregon (8–3)Northwestern (9–3)Florida State (8–4)Boston College (9–4)24.
25.Florida State (5–1)Connecticut (6–2)West Virginia (6–2)South Carolina (7–3)Maryland (7–3)Pittsburgh (7–3)Virginia Tech (8–4)Ole Miss (8–4)25.
Week 8
Oct 19[45]
Week 9
Oct 26[46]
Week 10
Nov 2[47]
Week 11
Nov 9[48]
Week 12
Nov 16[49]
Week 13
Nov 23[50]
Week 14
Nov 30[51]
Week 15 (Final)
Dec 7[52]
Dropped:
  • Pittsburgh
  • Georgia Tech
  • Northwestern
  • Kansas
Dropped:
  • Minnesota
  • Tulsa
  • Oregon
  • South Florida
  • Connecticut
Dropped:
  • Georgia Tech
  • California
  • Maryland
  • Northwestern
  • West Virginia
Dropped:
  • Florida State
  • Wake Forest
  • Tulsa
  • South Carolina
Dropped:
  • LSU
  • North Carolina
  • Miami (FL)
  • Maryland
Dropped:
Oregon State
Dropped:
Florida State

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