1998 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

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Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
  Selected for BCS National Championship Game
Italics   Number of first place votes
(#-#)   Win-loss record
т Tied with team above or below also with this symbol


AP poll[edit]

Preseason Week 1
Sept 7
Week 2
Sept 14
Week 3
Sept 21
Week 4
Sept 28
Week 5
Oct 5
Week 6
Oct 12
Week 7
Oct 19
Week 8
Oct 26
Week 9
Nov 2
Week 10
Nov 9
Week 11
Nov 16
Week 12
Nov 23
Week 13
Nov 30
Week 14
Dec 7
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 5
1. Ohio State (30) Ohio State (1-0) (39) Ohio State (2-0) (57) Ohio State (3-0) (64) Ohio State (3-0) (58) Ohio State (4-0) (66) Ohio State (5-0) (64) Ohio State (6-0) (64) Ohio State (7-0) (64) Ohio State (8-0) (63) Tennessee (8-0) (46) Tennessee (9-0) (37) Tennessee (10-0) (42) Tennessee (11-0) (41) Tennessee (12-0) (70) Tennessee (13-0) (70) 1.
2. Florida State (22) Florida State (1-0) (22) Florida (2-0) (9) Nebraska (3-0) (1) Nebraska (4-0) (7) Nebraska (5-0) (1) UCLA (4-0) (1) UCLA (5-0) (1) UCLA (6-0) (1) Tennessee (7-0) (3) Kansas State (9-0) (19) Kansas State (10-0) (29) Kansas State (11-0) (24) Kansas State (11-0) (24) Florida State (11-1) Ohio State (11-1) 2.
3. Florida (5) Florida (1-0) (4) Nebraska (3-0) (1) UCLA (2-0) (1) Tennessee (3-0) (2) UCLA (3-0) (1) Tennessee (5-0) (3) Tennessee (5-0) (3) Tennessee (6-0) (3) UCLA (7-0) (1) UCLA (8-0) (4) UCLA (9-0) (4) UCLA (10-0) (4) UCLA (10-0) (3) Ohio State (10-1) Florida State (11-2) 3.
4. Nebraska (4) Nebraska (2-0) (2) UCLA (1-0) (1) Tennessee (2-0) (2) UCLA (2-0) (1) Tennessee (4-0) Kansas State (5-0) (2) Kansas State (6-0) (2) Kansas State (7-0) (2) Kansas State (8-0) (3) Florida (8-1) Florida (9-1) Florida State (11-1) Florida State (11-1) Kansas State (11-1) Arizona (12-1) 4.
5. Michigan (4) Kansas State (1-0) (2) Kansas State (2-0) (2) Kansas State (3-0) (2) Kansas State (4-0) (2) Kansas State (4-0) (2) Florida (5-1) Florida (6-1) Florida State (7-1) Florida (7-1) Florida State (9-1) (1) Florida State (10-1) Ohio State (10-1) Ohio State (10-1) Arizona (11-1) Florida (10-2) 5.
6. Kansas State (2) UCLA (0-0) (1) Tennessee (1-0) LSU (2-0) LSU (3-0) Florida (4-1) Florida State (5-1) Florida State (6-1) Florida (6-1) Florida State (8-1) Texas A&M (9-1) Texas A&M (10-1) Texas A&M (10-1) Arizona (11-1) UCLA (10-1) Wisconsin (11-1) 6.
7. UCLA (1) LSU (0-0) LSU (1-0) Penn State (3-0) Penn State (3-0) Georgia (4-0) Virginia (5-0) Nebraska (6-1) Nebraska (7-1) Texas A&M (8-1) Ohio State (8-1) Ohio State (9-1) Arizona (10-1) Florida (9-2) Florida (9-2) Tulane (12-0) 7.
8. Arizona State (2) Tennessee (1-0) Penn State (2-0) Florida (2-1) Florida (3-1) Florida State (4-1) Nebraska (5-1) Texas A&M (6-1) Texas A&M (7-1) Wisconsin (8-0) Wisconsin (9-0) Arizona (10-1) Florida (9-2) Wisconsin (10-1) Texas A&M (11-2) UCLA (10-2) 8.
9. LSU Penn State (1-0) Washington (1-0) Washington (2-0) Florida State (3-1) Virginia (5-0) Wisconsin (6-0) Wisconsin (7-0) Wisconsin (8-0) Penn State (6-1) Arizona (9-1) Arkansas (8-1) Notre Dame (9-1) Tulane (11-0) Wisconsin (10-1) Georgia Tech (10-2) 9.
10. Tennessee Notre Dame (1-0) Virginia (2-0) Florida State (2-1) Virginia (4-0) Arizoan (5-0) Texas A&M (5-1) Penn State (5-1) Penn State (5-1) Arizona (8-1) Arkansas (8-0) Notre Dame (8-1) Wisconsin (10-1) Texas A&M (10-2) Tulane (11-0) Kansas State (11-2) 10.
11. West Virginia Washington (1-0) Florida State (1-1) Virginia (3-0) Syracuse (2-1) LSU (3-1) Oregon (5-0) Georgia (5-1) Georgia (6-1) Arkansas (7-0) Nebraska (8-2) Michigan (8-2) Tulane (10-0) Arkansas (9-2) Arkansas (9-2) Texas A&M (11-3) 11.
12. North Carolina Virginia (1-0) Georgia (2-0) Syarcuse (2-1) Georgia (3-0) Wisconsin (5-0) Penn State (4-1) Oregon (5-1) Oregon (6-1) Virginia (7-1) Notre Dame (7-1) Tulane (9-0) Georgia (8-2) Georgia Tech (9-2) Georgia Tech (9-2) Michigan (10-3) 12.
13. Penn State Michigan (0-1) Syarcuse (1-1) Georgia (3-0) Wisconsin (4-0) Penn State (3-1) Georgia (4-1) West Virginia (4-1) Arizona (7-1) Notre Dame (6-1) Missouri (7-2) Wisconsin (9-1) Arkansas (8-2) Nebraska (9-3) Virginia (9-2) Air Force (12-1) 13.
14. Texas A&M Arizona State (0-1) Wisconsin (2-0) Wisconsin (3-0) Arizona (4-0) Colorado (5-0) Virginia Tech (5-0) Arizona (6-1) Arkansas (6-0) Nebraska (7-2) Tulane (8-0) Georgia (7-2) Nebraska (8-3) Virginia (9-2) Nebraska (9-3) Georgia (9-3) 14.
15. Colorado State Georgia (1-0) Colorado (2-0) Colorado (3-0) Colorado (4-0) Oregon (4-0) West Virginia (4-1) Arkansas (6-0) Virginia (6-1) Syracuse (5-2)
Tulane (7-0)
Virginia Tech (7-1)
Michigan (7-2) Oregon (8-2) Michigan (8-3) Michigan (9-3) Michigan (9-3) Texas (9-3) 15.
16. Virginia Colorado (1-0) Arizona (2-0) Arizona (3-0) West Virginia (2-1) West Virginia (3-1) Arizona (5-1) Virginia (5-1) Notre Dame (5-1) N/A Virginia Tech (7-1) Penn State (7-2) Virginia (8-2) Notre Dame (9-2) Air Force (11-1) Arkansas (9-3) 16.
17. Syracuse Wisconsin (1-0) Texas A&M (1-1) Texas A&M (2-1) Oregon (4-0) Virginia Tech (4-0) Arkansas (5-0) Colorado (6-1) Syracuse (4-2) N/A Georgia (6-2) Nebraska (8-3) Georgia Tech (8-2) Air Force (10-1) Notre Dame (9-2) Penn State (9-3) 17.
18. Washington Texas A&M (0-1) USC (2-0) USC (3-0) Texas A&M (3-1) Texas A&M (4-1) Notre Dame (4-1) Notre Dame (4-1) Missouri (5-2) Missouri (6-2) Texas (7-2) Virginia (8-2) Air Force (10-1) Syracuse (8-3) Syracuse (8-3) Virginia (9-3) 18.
19. Georgia Syracuse (0-1) West Virginia (0-1) West Virginia (1-1) Virginia Tech (4-0) USC (4-1) Colorado (5-1) Missouri (5-1) Tulane (6-0) Georgia (6-2) Penn State (6-2) Missouri (7-3) Miami (FL) (7-2) Georgia (8-3) Georgia (8-3) Nebraska (9-4) 19.
20. Wisconsin West Virginia (0-1) NC State (2-0) Oregon (3-0) Washington (2-1) Arkansas (4-0) Missouri (4-1) Georgia Tech (5-1) Virginia Tech (6-1) Texas (6-2) Oregon (7-2) Air Force (9-1) Virginia Tech (8-2) Texas (8-3) Texas (8-3) Miami (FL) (9-3) 20.
21. Southern Miss Arizona (1-0) Missouri (2-0) Virginia Tech (3-0) USC (3-1) Missouri (3-1) LSU (3-2) Syarcuse (4-2) West Virginia (4-2) Oregon (6-2) Virginia (7-2) Georgia Tech (7-2) Syracuse (7-3) Oregon (8-3) Oregon (8-3) Missouri (8-4) 21.
22. Notre Dame USC (1-0) Oregon (2-0) Alabama (2-0) Arkansas (3-0) Notre Dame (3-1) Texas Tech (6-0) Tulane (5-0) Michigan (5-2) Michigan (6-2) Georgia Tech (6-2) Miami (FL) (6-2) Oregon (8-3) Penn State (8-3) Penn State (8-3) Notre Dame (9-3) 22.
23. Michigan State Texas (1-0) Notre Dame (1-1) Air Force (3-0) т
Notre Dame (1-1) т
Missouri (2-1) т
Notre Dame (2-1) т
NC State (3-1) Syracuse (3-2) Virginia Tech (5-1) Georgia Tech (5-2) Georgia Tech (6-2) Air Force (8-1) Virginia Tech (7-2) Penn State (7-3) Mississippi State (8-3) Missouri (7-4) Virginia Tech (9-3) 23.
24. Arizona Oregon (1-0) Alabama (2-0) N/A N/A Syracuse (2-2) Tulane (4-0) Mississippi State (5-1) Colorado (6-2) Miami (FL) (5-2) Miami (FL) (5-2) Syracuse (6-3) Missouri (7-4) Missouri (7-4) Miami (FL) (8-3) Purdue (9-4) 24.
25. Auburn Missouri (1-0) Mississippi State (2-0) Missouri (2-1) Michigan (2-2) Tulane (4-0) Georgia Tech (4-1) Texas Tech (6-1) Miami (FL) (4-2) Air Force (7-1) Wyoming (8-1) Texas (7-3) Mississippi State (7-3) Virginia Tech (8-3) Mississippi State (8-4) Syracuse (8-4) 25.

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Final Coaches' poll[edit]

Ranking Team
1 Tennessee
2 Ohio State
3 Florida State
4 Arizona
5 Wisconsin
6 Florida
7 Tulane
8 UCLA
9 Kansas State
10 Air Force
11 Georgia Tech
12 Michigan
13 Texas A&M
14 Georgia
15 Penn State
16 Texas
17 Arkansas
18 Virginia
19 Virginia Tech
20 Nebraska
21 Miami (FL)
22 Notre Dame
23 Purdue
24 Syracuse
25 Missouri

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BCS Standings[edit]

The Bowl Championship Series determined the two teams that competed in the BCS National Championship Game, the 1999 Fiesta Bowl.

Week 8
Oct 26
Week 9
Nov 2
Week 10
Nov 9
Week 11
Nov 16
Week 12
Nov 23
Week 13
Nov 30
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 7
1. UCLA (6-0) Ohio State (8-0) Tennessee (8-0) Tennessee (9-0) Tennessee (10-0) Tennessee (11-0) Tennessee (12-0) 1.
2. Ohio State (7-0) Tennessee (7-0) UCLA (8-0) UCLA (9-0) UCLA (10-0) UCLA (10-0) Florida State (11-1) 2.
3. Tennessee (6-0) UCLA (7-0) Kansas State (9-0) Kansas State (10-0) Kansas State (11-0) Kansas State (11-0) Kansas State (11-1) 3.
4. Kansas State (7-0) Kansas State (8-0) Florida State (9-1) Florida State (10-1) Florida State (11-1) Florida State (11-1) Ohio State (10-1) 4.
5. Florida State (7-1) Florida (7-1) Florida (8-1) Florida (9-1) Texas A&M (10-1) Ohio State (10-1) UCLA (10-1) 5.
6. Nebraska (7-1) Florida State (8-1) Texas A&M (9-1) Texas A&M (10-1) Ohio State (10-1) Arizona (11-1) Texas A&M (11-2) 6.
7. Florida (6-1) Texas A&M (8-1) Arkansas (8-0) Ohio State (9-1) Arizona (10-1) Florida (9-2) Arizona (11-1) 7.
8. Texas A&M (7-1) Wisconsin (8-0) Ohio State (8-1) Arizona (10-1) Florida (9-2) Texas A&M (10-2) Florida (9-2) 8.
9. Wisconsin (8-0) Penn State (6-1) Wisconsin (9-0) Arkansas (8-1) Notre Dame (9-1) Wisconsin (10-1) Wisconsin (10-1) 9.
10. Penn State (5-1) Arizona (8-1) Arizona (9-1) Notre Dame (8-1) Wisconsin (10-1) Tulane (11-0) Tulane (11-0) 10.
11. Oregon (6-1) Arkansas (7-0) Nebraska (8-2) Oregon (8-2) Tulane (10-0) Nebraska (9-3) Nebraska (9-3) 11.
12. Arkansas (6-0) Nebraska (7-2) Notre Dame (7-1) Michigan (7-2) Nebraska (8-3) Georgia Tech (9-2) Virginia (9-2) 12.
13. Georgia (6-1) Notre Dame (6-1) Missouri (7-2) Wisconsin (9-1) Arkansas (8-2) Arkansas (9-2) Arkansas (9-2) 13.
14. Arizona (7-1) Texas (6-2) Oregon (7-2) Nebraska (8-3) Michigan (8-3) Virginia (9-2) Georgia Tech (9-2) 14.
15. Virginia (6-1) Virginia (7-1) Texas (7-2) Georgia (7-2) Georgia (8-2) Syracuse (8-3) Syracuse (8-3) 15.
16. Notre Dame (5-1) Tulane (7-0) Tulane (8-0) Tulane (9-0) Air Force (10-1) 16.
17. Georgia Tech (5-2) Syracuse (5-2) Georgia (6-2) Penn State (7-2) Virginia (8-2) 17.
18. Missouri (5-2) Penn State (6-2) Air Force (9-1) Oregon (8-3) 18.
19. Tulane (6-0) Michigan (7-2) Missouri (7-3) Georgia Tech (8-2) 19.
20. Syracuse (4-2) Virginia Tech (7-1) USC (7-3) Miami (FL) (7-2) 20.
21. Virginia (8-2) 21.
22. Georgia Tech (7-2) 22.
23. Texas (7-3) 23.
24. Miami (FL) (6-2) 24.

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