2005 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

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Three human polls and one formulaic ranking make up the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football rankings, in addition to various publications' preseason polls. 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 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, two additional polls are released; the Harris Interactive Poll and the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Standings.

During the 2005 season, 34 different teams appeared in the rankings by the major polls, but two teams, USC and Texas, held the top two spots throughout the course of the entire season.

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]

This season was the first season since the inception of the BCS that the AP Poll was not included in the BCS formula. The BCS complied and created the Harris Interactive Poll to serve as its replacement.

Preseason Week 1
Sept 6
Week 2
Sept 11
Week 3
Sept 18
Week 4
Sept 25
Week 5
Oct 2
Week 6
Oct 9
Week 7
Oct 16
Week 8
Oct 23
Week 9
Oct 30
Week 10
Nov 6
Week 11
Nov 13
Week 12
Nov 20
Week 13
Nov 27
Week 14
Dec 4
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 5
1. USC (60) USC (1–0) (61) USC (2–0) (56) USC (2–0) (57) USC (3–0) (59) USC (4–0) (59) USC (5–0) (58) USC (6–0) (57) USC (7–0) (55) USC (8–0) (57) USC (9–0) (57) USC (10–0) (56) USC (11–0) (50) USC (11–0) (55) USC (12–0) (56) Texas (13–0) (65) 1.
2. Texas (4) Texas (1–0) (4) Texas (2–0) (8) Texas (3–0) (8) Texas (3–0) (6) Texas (4–0) (6) Texas (5–0) (7) Texas (6–0) (8) Texas (7–0) (10) Texas (8–0) (8) Texas (9–0) (8) Texas (10–0) (9) Texas (10–0) (14) Texas (11–0) (10) Texas (12–0) (9) USC (12–1) 2.
3. Tennessee (13) Michigan (1–0) LSU (1–0) LSU (1–0) Virginia Tech (4–0) Virginia Tech (5–0) Virginia Tech (6–0) Virginia Tech (6–0) Virginia Tech (7–0) Virginia Tech (7–0) Miami (FL) (7–1) Miami (FL) (8–1) LSU (9–1) LSU (10–1) Penn State (10–1) Penn State (11–1) 3.
4. Michigan Ohio State (1–0) Virginia Tech (2–0) Virginia Tech (2–0) LSU (1–0) Florida State (4–0) Florida State (5–0) Georgia (6–0) Georgia (7–0) Alabama (8–0) Alabama (9–0) LSU (8–1) Penn State (10–1) Penn State (10–1) Ohio State (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) 4.
5. LSU LSU (0–0) Tennessee (1–0) Florida (3–0) Florida (4–0) Georgia (4–0) Georgia (5–0) Alabama (6–0) Alabama (7–0) Miami (FL) (6–1) LSU (7–1) Penn State (9–1) Virginia Tech (9–1) Virginia Tech (9–1) Notre Dame (9–2) West Virginia (11–1) 5.
6. Ohio State Tennessee (1–0) Florida (2–0) Florida State (3–0) Florida State (3–0) Ohio State (3–1) Alabama (5–0) Miami (FL) (5–1) Miami (FL) (5–1) LSU (6–1) Penn State (9–1) Notre Dame (7–2) Notre Dame (8–2) Ohio State (9–2) Oregon (10–1) LSU (11–2) 6.
7. Oklahoma Virginia Tech (1–0) Georgia (2–0) Georgia (3–0) Georgia (4–0) Alabama (5–0) Miami (FL) (4–1) LSU (4–1) LSU (5–1) UCLA (8–0) Notre Dame (6–2) Virginia Tech (8–1) Ohio State (9–2) Notre Dame (9–2) Auburn (9–2) Virginia Tech (11–2) 7.
8. Virginia Tech Iowa (1–0) Florida State (2–0) Ohio State (2–1) Ohio State (3–1) Tennessee (3–1) Penn State (6–0) UCLA (6–0) UCLA (7–0) Notre Dame (5–2) Virginia Tech (8–1) Alabama (9–1) Oregon (10–1) Oregon (10–1) Georgia (10–2) Alabama (10–2) 8.
9. Miami (FL) Georgia (1–0) Ohio State (1–1) Louisville (2–0) Miami (FL) (2–1) Miami (FL) (3–1) Notre Dame (4–1) Notre Dame (4–2) Notre Dame (5–2) Florida State (7–1) Georgia (7–1) Ohio State (8–2) Auburn (9–2) Auburn (9–2) Miami (FL) (9–2) Notre Dame (9–3) 9.
10. Florida Florida (1–0) Notre Dame (2–0) Tennessee (1–1) Tennessee (1–1) California (5–0) LSU (3–1) Texas Tech (6–0) Florida State (6–1) Penn State (8–1) Ohio State (7–2) Oregon (9–1) Miami (FL) (8–2) Miami (FL) (9–2) LSU (10–2) Georgia (10–3) 10.
11. Iowa Florida State (1–0) Louisville (1–0) Purdue (2–0) Michigan State (4–0) LSU (2–1) Florida (5–1) Florida State (5–1) Penn State (7–1) Georgia (7–1) Oregon (8–1) Auburn (8–2) UCLA (9–1) UCLA (9–1) West Virginia (10–1) TCU (11–1) 11.
12. Louisville (1) Louisville (1–0) Purdue (1–0) Miami (FL) (1–1) California (4–0) Notre Dame (4–1) UCLA (5–0) Penn State (6–1) Ohio State (5–2) Ohio State (6–2) Florida (7–2) UCLA (9–1) West Virginia (8–1) West Virginia (9–1) Virginia Tech (10–2) Florida (9–3) 12.
13. Georgia Purdue (0–0) Miami (FL) (0–1) California (3–0) Notre Dame (3–1) Florida (4–1) Texas Tech (5–0) Boston College (6–1) Boston College (6–1) Florida (6–2) Texas Tech (8–1) West Virginia (8–1) Georgia (8–2) Georgia (9–2) Alabama (9–2) Oregon (10–2) 13.
14. Florida State Miami (FL) (0–1) Michigan (1–1) Michigan (2–1) Arizona State (3–1) Wisconsin (5–0) Boston College (5–1) Ohio State (4–2) Oregon (7–1) Wisconsin (8–1) UCLA (8–1) Georgia (7–2) Alabama (9–2) Alabama (9–2) TCU (10–1) Auburn (9–3) 14.
15. Purdue Arizona State (1–0) California (2–0) Georgia Tech (3–0) Alabama (4–0) Texas Tech (4–0) Ohio State (3–2) Oregon (6–1) Wisconsin (7–1) Oregon (7–1) Auburn (7–2) TCU (10–1) TCU (10–1) TCU (10–1) Louisville (9–2) Wisconsin (10–3) 15.
16. Auburn California (1–0) Georgia Tech (2–0) Notre Dame (2–1) Texas Tech (3–0) Penn State (5–0) Michigan State (4–1) Auburn (5–1) Florida (5–2) Texas Tech (7–1) West Virginia (7–1) Fresno State (8–1) Fresno State (8–2) Louisville (8–2) Florida (8–3) UCLA (10–2) 16.
17. Texas A&M Georgia Tech (1–0) Boston College (2–0) Michigan State (3–0) Wisconsin (4–0) Arizona State (3–2) Tennessee (3–2) Tennessee (3–2) Texas Tech (6–1) Auburn (6–2) Florida State (7–2) Michigan (7–3) Louisville (7–2) Florida (8–3) UCLA (9–2) Miami (FL) (9–3) 17.
18. Boise State Oklahoma (0–1) Arizona State (1–1) Arizona State (2–1) Minnesota (4–0) Boston College (4–1) California (5–1) Florida (5–2) West Virginia (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) TCU (9–1) Louisville (7–2) Texas Tech (9–2) Texas Tech (9–2) Texas Tech (9–2) Boston College (9–3) 18.
19. California Boston College (1–0) Texas Tech (1–0) Texas Tech (2–0) Virginia (3–0) Michigan State (4–1) Louisville (4–1) Wisconsin (6–1) Auburn (5–2) Boston College (6–2) Wisconsin (8–2) South Carolina (7–3) Florida (7–3) Boston College (8–3) Boston College (8–3) Louisville (9–3) 19.
20. Arizona State Notre Dame (1–0) Clemson (2–0) Alabama (3–0) UCLA (3–0) UCLA (4–0) Oregon (5–1) West Virginia (6–1) TCU (7–1) TCU (8–1) Fresno State (7–1) Florida (7–3) Georgia Tech (7–3) Michigan (7–4) Michigan (7–4) Texas Tech (9–3) 20.
21. Texas Tech Texas Tech (0–0) Oklahoma (1–1) Iowa (2–1) Boston College (3–1) Michigan (3–2) Auburn (4–1) TCU (6–1) Northwestern (5–2) Fresno State (6–1) Michigan (6–3) Texas Tech (8–2) Boston College (8–3) Wisconsin (9–3) Wisconsin (9–3) Clemson (8–4) 21.
22. Boston College TCU (1–0) Iowa (1–1) Iowa State (2–0) Purdue (2–1) Auburn (4–1) Minnesota (5–1) Michigan State (4–2) Fresno State (5–1) Michigan (6–3) Colorado (7–2) Florida State (7–3) Michigan (7–4) Clemson (7–4) Florida State (8–4) Oklahoma (8–4) 22.
23. Pittsburgh Virginia (1–0) Fresno State (1–0) Virginia (2–0) Iowa State (3–0) Louisville (3–1) Wisconsin (5–1) Virginia (4–2) Tennessee (3–3) California (6–2) Louisville (6–2) Boston College (7–3) Florida State (7–3) Fresno State (8–3) Clemson (7–4) Florida State (8–5) 23.
24. Fresno State Fresno State (0–0) Iowa State (2–0) Oregon (3–0) Louisville (2–1) Georgia Tech (3–1) Colorado (4–1) Fresno State (4–1) California (6–2) Louisville (5–2) Georgia Tech (6–2) UTEP (8–1) Wisconsin (8–3) Georgia Tech (7–4) Georgia Tech (7–4) Nebraska (8–4) 24.
25. Virginia Clemson (1–0) Virginia (1–0) UCLA (3–0) Georgia Tech (3–1) Oregon (4–1) TCU (5–1) California (5–2) Michigan (5–3) Colorado (6–2) Northwestern (6–3) Wisconsin (8–3) Clemson (7–4) Iowa (7–4) Iowa (7–4) California (8–4) 25.
Preseason Week 1
Sept 6
Week 2
Sept 11
Week 3
Sept 18
Week 4
Sept 25
Week 5
Oct 2
Week 6
Oct 9
Week 7
Oct 16
Week 8
Oct 23
Week 9
Oct 30
Week 10
Nov 6
Week 11
Nov 13
Week 12
Nov 20
Week 13
Nov 27
Week 14
Dec 4
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 5
Dropped:
Auburn
Texas A&M
Boise State
Pittsburgh
Dropped:
TCU
Dropped:
Boston College
Clemson
Oklahoma
Fresno State
Dropped:
Michigan
Iowa
Oregon
Dropped:
Minnesota
Virginia
Purdue
Iowa State
Dropped:
Arizona State
Michigan
Georgia Tech
Dropped:
Louisville
Minnesota
Colorado
Dropped:
Michigan State
Virginia
Dropped:
Northwestern
Tennessee
Dropped:
Boston College
California
Dropped:
Colorado
Georgia Tech
Northwestern
Dropped:
South Carolina
UTEP
Dropped:
Michigan
Georgia Tech
Iowa

Coaches' Poll[edit]

Preseason Week 1
Sept 6
Week 2
Sept 11
Week 3
Sept 18
Week 4
Sept 25
Week 5
Oct 2
Week 6
Oct 9
Week 7
Oct 16
Week 8
Oct 23
Week 9
Oct 30
Week 10
Nov 6
Week 11
Nov 13
Week 12
Nov 20
Week 13
Nov 27
Week 14
Dec 4
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 5
1. USC (60) USC (1–0) (60) USC (1–0) (59) USC (2–0) (60) USC (3–0) (60) USC (4–0) (60) USC (5–0) (57) USC (6–0) (54) USC (7–0) (53) USC (8–0) (56) USC (9–0) (56) USC (10–0) (57) USC (11–0) (49) USC (11–0) (53) USC (12–0) (55) Texas (13–0) (62) 1.
2. Texas (2) Texas (1–0) (2) Texas (2–0) (3) Texas (3–0) (2) Texas (3–0) (1) Texas (4–0) (1) Texas (5–0) (4) Texas (6–0) (7) Texas (7–0) (8) Texas (8–0) (5) Texas (9–0) (6) Texas (10–0) (7) Texas (10–0) (13) Texas (11–0) (9) Texas (12–0) (7) USC (12–1) 2.
3. Tennessee Michigan (1–0) LSU (1–0) LSU (1–0) Virginia Tech (4–0) (1) Virginia Tech (5–0) (1) Virginia Tech (6–0) (1) Virginia Tech (6–0) (1) Virginia Tech (7–0) Virginia Tech (8–0) (1) Alabama (9–0) Miami (FL) (8–1) LSU (9–1) LSU (10–1) Penn State (10–1) Penn State (11–1) 3.
4. Michigan Missouri (1–0) Tennessee (1–0) Virginia Tech (3–0) LSU (1–0) Georgia (4–0) Georgia (5–0) Georgia (6–0) Georgia (7–0) Alabama (8–0) Miami (FL) (7–1) LSU (8–1) Penn State (10–1) Penn State (10–1) Ohio State (9–2) Ohio state (10–2) 4.
5. Oklahoma LSU (0–0) Virginia Tech (2–0) Florida (3–0) Florida (4–0) Florida State (4–0) Florida State (5–0) Alabama (6–0) Alabama (7–0) Miami (FL) (6–1) LSU (7–1) Penn State (9–1) Virginia Tech (9–1) Virginia Tech (10–1) Oregon (10–1) LSU (11–2) 5.
6. LSU Virginia Tech (1–0) Georgia (2–0) Georgia (3–0) Georgia (4–0) Ohio State (3–1) Miami (FL) (4–1) Miami (FL) (5–1) Miami (FL) (5–1) LSU (6–1) Penn State (9–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Notre Dame (8–2) Ohio State (9–2) Notre Dame (9–2) West Virginia (11–1) 6.
7. Virginia Tech Ohio State (1–0) Florida (2–0) Florida State (3–0) Florida State (3–0) Tennessee (3–1) Alabama (5–0) LSU (4–1) LSU (5–1) UCLA (8–0) Notre Dame (6–2) Notre Dame (7–2) Ohio State (9–2) Notre Dame (9–2) Auburn (9–2) Virginia Tech (11–2) 7.
8. Miami (FL) Iowa (1–0) Florida State (2–0) Louisville (2–0) Ohio State (3–1) Miami (FL) (3–1) LSU (3–1) Texas Tech (6–0) UCLA (7–0) Florida State (7–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Alabama (9–1) Oregon (10–1) Oregon (10–1) Georgia (10–2) Alabama (10–2) 8.
9. Ohio State Georgia (1–0) Ohio State (1–1) Ohio State (2–1) Tennessee (1–1) California (5–0) Notre Dame (4–1) UCLA (6–0) Florida State (6–1) Notre Dame (5–2) Georgia (7–1) Ohio State (8–2) Auburn (9–2) Auburn (9–2) Miami (FL) (9–2) TCU (11–1) 9.
10. Iowa Florida (1–0) Louisville (1–0) Purdue (2–0) Miami (FL) (2–1) Alabama (5–0) Penn State (6–0) Florida State (5–1) Notre Dame (5–2) Georgia (7–1) Ohio State (7–2) Oregon (9–1) Miami (FL) (8–2) Miami (FL) (9–2) LSU (10–2) Georgia (10–3) 10.
11. Florida Florida state (1–0) Purdue (1–0) Tennessee (1–1) California (4–0) LSU (2–1) Texas Tech (5–0) Boston College (6–1) Boston College (6–1) Penn State (8–1) Oregon (8–1) UCLA (9–1) UCLA (9–1) UCLA (9–1) West Virginia (10–1) Notre Dame (9–3) 11.
12. Florida State Louisville (1–0) Notre Dame (2–0) Miami (FL) (1–1) Michigan State (4–0) Notre Dame (4–1) UCLA (5–0) Notre Dame (4–2) Penn State (7–1) Ohio State (6–2) Florida (7–2) Auburn (8–2) West Virginia (8–1) West Virginia (9–1) Virginia Tech (10–2) Oregon (10–2) 12.
13. Georgia Purdue (0–0) Miami (FL) (0–1) Michigan (2–1) Texas Tech (3–0) Texas Tech (4–0) Florida (5–1) Ohio State (4–2) Ohio State (5–2) Oregon (7–1) Texas Tech (8–1) West Virginia (8–1) Georgia (8–2) Georgia (9–2) Alabama (9–2) UCLA (10–2) 13.
14. Louisville Miami (FL) (0–1) Michigan (1–1) California (3–0) Notre Dame (3–1) Wisconsin (5–0) Boston College (5–1) Penn State (6–1) Oregon (7–1) Wisconsin (8–1) UCLA (8–1) Georgia (7–2) Alabama (9–2) Alabama (9–2) TCU (10–1) Auburn (9–3) 14.
15. Auburn Arizona State (1–0) California (2–0) Georgia Tech (3–0) Arizona State (3–1) Florida (4–1) Ohio State (3–2) Auburn (5–1) Wisconsin (7–1) Florida (6–2) West Virginia (7–1) TCU (10–1) TCU (10–1) TCU (10–1) Texas Tech (9–2) Wisconsin (10–3) 15.
16. Purdue Oklahoma (0–1) Boston College (2–0) Texas Tech (2–0) Alabama (4–0) UCLA (4–0) California (5–1) Oregon (6–1) Texas Tech (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) Florida State (7–2) Fresno State (8–1) Fresno State (8–2) Texas Tech (9–2) Louisville (9–2) Florida (9–3) 16.
17. Texas A&M California (1–0) Oklahoma (1–1) Arizona State (2–1) Wisconsin (4–0) Boston College (4–1) Michigan State (4–1) Wisconsin (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) Texas Tech (7–1) Auburn (7–2) Michigan (7–3) Texas Tech (9–2) Louisville (8–2) UCLA (9–2) Boston College (9–3) 17.
18. Arizona State Boston College (1–0) Georgia Tech (2–0) Notre Dame (2–1) Virginia (3–0) Penn State (5–0) Tennessee (3–2) Tennessee (3–2) Florida (5–2) Auburn (6–2) TCU (9–1) Louisville (7–2) Louisville (7–2) Florida (8–3) Florida (8–3) Miami (FL) (9–3) 18.
19. Boise State Texas Tech (0–0) Texas Tech (1–0) Virginia (2–0) Minnesota (4–0) Michigan State (4–1) Louisville (4–1) Florida (5–2) Auburn (5–2) Boston College (6–2) Wisconsin (8–2) Texas Tech (8–2) Florida (9–3) Boston College (8–3) Boston College (8–3) Texas Tech (9–3) 19.
20. California Virginia (1–0) Virginia (1–0) Alabama (3–0) Purdue (2–1) Arizona State (3–2) Auburn (4–1) West Virginia (6–1) TCU (7–1) TCU (8–1) Fresno State (7–1) Florida (7–3) Boston College (8–3) Wisconsin (9–3) Wisconsin (9–3) Louisville (9–3) 20.
21. Texas Tech Georgia Tech (1–0) Iowa (1–1) Iowa (2–1) UCLA (3–0) Auburn (4–1) Oregon (5–1) TCU (6–1) California (6–2) California (6–2) Colorado (7–2) South Carolina (7–3) Florida State (7–3) Michigan (7–4) Florida State (8–4) Clemson (8–4) 21.
22. Boston College Alabama (1–0) Arizona State (1–1) Michigan State (3–0) Louisville (2–1) Louisville (3–1) Minnesota (5–1) Michigan State (4–2) Minnesota (5–2) Fresno State (6–1) Michigan (6–3) Florida State (7–3) Wisconsin (8–3) Fresno State (8–3) Clemson (7–4) Oklahoma (8–4) 22.
23. Virginia Notre Dame (1–0) Clemson (2–0) UCLA (3–0) Boston College (3–1) Georgia Tech (3–1) Wisconsin (5–1) California (5–2) Northwestern (5–2) Michigan (6–3) Louisville (6–2) Boston College (7–3) Michigan (7–4) Clemson (7–4) Georgia Tech (7–4) Florida State (8–5) 23.
24. Alabama Fresno State (0–0) Alabama (2–0) Wisconsin (3–0) Auburn (3–1) Michigan (3–2) Colorado (4–1) Virginia (4–2) Fresno State (5–1) Colorado (6–2) Georgia Tech (6–2) Wisconsin (8–3) Georgia Tech (7–3) Georgia Tech (7–4) Georgia Tech (7–4) Nebraska (8–4) 24.
25. Pittsburgh Auburn (0–1) Fresno State (1–0) Boston College (2–1) Georgia Tech (3–1) Virginia (3–1) West Virginia (5–1) Minnesota (5–2) Tennessee (3–3) Louisville (5–2) Boston College (6–3) UTEP (8–1) Iowa State (7–3) Iowa (7–4) Iowa (7–4) California (8–4) 25.
Preseason Week 1
Sept 6
Week 2
Sept 11
Week 3
Sept 18
Week 4
Sept 25
Week 5
Oct 2
Week 6
Oct 9
Week 7
Oct 16
Week 8
Oct 23
Week 9
Oct 30
Week 10
Nov 6
Week 11
Nov 13
Week 12
Nov 20
Week 13
Nov 27
Week 14
Dec 4
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 5
Dropped:
Texas A&M
Boise State
Pittsburgh
Dropped:
Auburn
Dropped:
Oklahoma
Clemson
Fresno State
Dropped:
Michigan
Iowa
Michigan
Dropped:
Minnesota
Purdue
Dropped:
Arizona State
Georgia Tech
Michigan
Virginia
Dropped:
Louisville
Colorado
Dropped:
Michigan State
Virginia
Dropped:
Minnesota
Northwestern
Tennessee
Dropped:
California
Dropped:
Colorado
Georgia Tech
Dropped:
South Carolina
UTEP
Dropped:
Iowa State
Florida State
Dropped:
Fresno State
Dropped:
Michigan
Georgia Tech
Iowa

Harris Interactive Poll[edit]

The Harris Poll is the newest poll as it was created in 2005 to replace the AP Poll in the BCS formula. It consists of former players, coaches, administrators, and current and former media who submit votes for the top 25 teams each week. The panel has been designed to be a statistically valid representation of all 11 Division I-A Conferences and independent institutions. The poll operates identically to the other polls, except with 114 members. The poll ends at the conclusion of the regular season, and does not produce another poll after the bowl games or crown a champion.

Week 4
Sept 25
Week 5
Oct 2
Week 6
Oct 9
Week 7
Oct 16
Week 8
Oct 23
Week 9
Oct 30
Week 10
Nov 6
Week 11
Nov 13
Week 12
Nov 20
Week 13
Nov 27
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 4
1. USC (3–0) (110) USC (4–0) (108) USC (5–0) (100) USC (6–0) (96) USC (7–0) (95) USC (8–0) (96) USC (9–0) (97) USC (10–0) (94) USC (11–0) (88) USC (11–0) (99) USC (12–0) (99) 1.
2. Texas (3–0) (3) Texas (4–0) (4) Texas (5–0) (13) Texas (6–0) (17) Texas (7–0) (18) Texas (8–0) (16) Texas (9–0) (16) Texas (10–0) (19) Texas (10–0) (25) Texas (11–0) (14) Texas (12–0) (14) 2.
3. Virginia Tech (4–0) Virginia Tech (5–0) Virginia Tech (6–0) Virginia Tech (6–0) Virginia Tech (7–0) Virginia Tech (8–0) (1) Miami (FL) (7–1) Miami (FL) (8–1) LSU (9–1) Penn State (10–1) Penn State (10–1) 3.
4. Florida (4–0) Florida State (4–0) Georgia (5–0) Georgia (6–0) Georgia (7–0) Alabama (8–0) Alabama (9–0) LSU (8–1) Penn State (10–1) LSU (10–1) Ohio State (9–2) 4.
5. LSU (1–0) Georgia (4–0) Florida State (5–0) Alabama (6–0) Alabama (7–0) Miami (FL) (6–1) LSU (7–1) Penn State (9–1) Notre Dame (8–2) Virginia Tech (10–1) Notre Dame (9–2) 5.
6. Florida State (3–0) Ohio State (3–1) Miami (FL) (4–1) Miami (FL) (5–1) Miami (FL) (5–1) UCLA (8–0) Penn State (9–1) Notre Dame (7–2) Virginia Tech (9–1) Ohio State (9–2) Oregon (10–1) 6.
7. Georgia (4–0) Miami (FL) (3–1) Alabama (5–0) LSU (4–1) UCLA (7–0) LSU (6–1) Notre Dame (6–2) Virginia Tech (8–1) Ohio State (9–2) Notre Dame (9–2) Auburn (9–2) 7.
8. Ohio State (3–1) Alabama (5–0) Notre Dame (4–1) UCLA (6–0) LSU (5–1) Florida State (7–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Alabama (9–1) Oregon (10–1) Oregon (10–1) Georgia (10–2) 8.
9. Miami (FL) (2–1) Tennessee (3–1) Penn State (6–0) Texas Tech (6–0) Florida State (6–1) Notre Dame (5–2) Georgia (7–1) Ohio State (8–2) Auburn (9–2) Auburn (9–2) Miami (FL) (9–2) 9.
10. Mighigan State (4–0) California (5–0) LSU (3–1) Florida State (5–1) Notre Dame (5–2) Penn State (8–1) Ohio State (7–2) Oregon (9–1) Miami (FL) (8–2) Miami (FL) (9–2) LSU (10–2) 10.
11. California (4–0) Notre Dame (4–1) UCLA (5–0) Notre Dame (4–2) Penn State (7–1) Georgia (7–1) Oregon (8–1) Auburn (8–2) UCLA (9–1) UCLA (9–1) Virginia Tech (10–2) 11.
12. Tennessee (1–1) LSU (2–1) Florida (5–1) Penn State (6–1) Boston College (6–1) Ohio State (6–2) Texas Tech (8–1) UCLA (9–1) Georgia (8–2) Georgia (9–2) West Virginia (10–1) 12.
13. Notre Dame (3–1) Wisconsin (5–0) Texas Tech (5–0) Boston College (6–1) Ohio State (5–2) Oregon (7–1) Florida (7–2) Georgia (7–2) West Virginia (8–1) West Virginia (9–1) Alabama (9–2) 13.
14. Arizona State (3–1) Florida (4–1) Boston College (5–1) Ohio State (4–2) Oregon (7–1) Wisconsin (8–1) UCLA (8–1) West Virginia (8–1) Alabama (9–2) Alabama (9–2) TCU (10–1) 14.
15. Alabama (4–0) Texas Tech (4–0) Michigan State (4–1) Auburn (5–1) Wisconsin (7–1) Florida (6–2) Auburn (7–2) TCU (10–1) TCU (10–1) TCU (10–1) Texas Tech (9–2) 15.
16. Texas Tech (3–0) UCLA (4–0) California (5–1) Oregon (6–1) Texas Tech (6–1) Texas Tech (7–1) Florida State (7–2) Fresno State (8–1) Fresno State (8–2) Texas Tech (9–2) Louisville (9–2) 16.
17. Wisconsin (4–0) Michigan State (4–1) Ohio State (3–2) Wisconsin (6–1) Florida (5–2) Auburn (6–2) West Virginia (7–1) Michigan (7–3) Texas Tech (9–2) Louisville (8–2) Florida (8–3) 17.
18. UCLA (3–0) Boston College (4–1) Auburn (4–1) Tennessee (3–2) West Virginia (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) TCU (9–1) Louisville (7–2) Louisville (7–2) Florida (8–3) UCLA (9–2) 18.
19. Virginia (3–0) Penn State (5–0) Louisville (4–1) Florida (5–2) Auburn (5–2) TCU (8–1) Wisconsin (8–2) Texas Tech (8–2) Florida (7–3) Boston College (8–3) Boston College (8–3) 19.
20. Minnesota (4–0) Arizona State (3–2) Oregon (5–1) West Virginia (6–1) TCU (7–1) Boston College (6–2) Fresno State (7–1) Florida (7–3) Boston College (8–3) Wisconsin (9–3) Wisconsin (9–3) 20.
21. Boston College (3–1) Michigan (3–2) Tennessee (3–2) Michigan State (4–2) California (6–2) California (6–2) Michigan (6–3) Florida State (7–3) Florida State (7–3) Michigan (7–4) Michigan (7–4) 21.
22. Purdue (2–1) Auburn (4–1) Minnesota (5–1) TCU (6–1) Northwestern (5–2) Michigan (6–3) Colorado (7–2) South Carolina (7–3) Georgia Tech (7–3) Fresno State (8–3) Florida State (8–4) 22.
23. Iowa State (3–0) Louisville (3–1) Wisconsin (5–1) California (5–2) Minnesota (5–2) Fresno State (6–1) Louisville (6–2) Boston College (7–3) Wisconsin (8–3) Clemson (7–4) Clemson (7–4) 23.
24. Louisville (2–1) Georgia Tech (3–1) Colorado (4–1) Nebraska (5–1) Fresno State (5–1) Colorado (6–2) Georgia Tech (6–2) Wisconsin (8–3) Michigan (7–4) Georgia Tech (7–4) Georgia Tech (7–4) 24.
25. Michigan (2–2) Nebraska (4–0) West Virginia (5–1) Minnesota (5–2) Tennessee (3–3) Louisville (5–2) California (6–3) Minnesota (7–3) Iowa State (7–3) Iowa (7–4) Iowa (7–4) 25.
Week 4
Sept 25
Week 5
Oct 2
Week 6
Oct 9
Week 7
Oct 16
Week 8
Oct 23
Week 9
Oct 30
Week 10
Nov 6
Week 11
Nov 13
Week 12
Nov 20
Week 13
Nov 27
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 4
Dropped:
Iowa State
Purdue
Minnesota
Virginia
Dropped:
Nebraska
Georgia Tech
Michigan
Arizona State
Dropped:
Colorado
Louisville
Dropped:
Nebraska
Michigan State
Dropped:
Tennessee
Minnesota
Northwestern
Dropped:
Boston College
Dropped:
Colorado
California
Georgia Tech
Dropped:
Minnesota
South Carolina
Dropped:
Iowa State
Florida State
Dropped:
Fresno State

BCS Standings[edit]

The Bowl Championship Series determined the two teams that competed in the BCS National Championship Game, the 2006 Rose Bowl.

Week 7
Oct 17
Week 8
Oct 24
Week 9
Oct 31
Week 10
Nov 7
Week 11
Nov 14
Week 12
Nov 21
Week 13
Nov 28
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 4
1. USC (6–0) Texas (7–0) USC (8–0) USC (9–0) USC (10–0) USC (11–0) USC (11–0) USC (12–0) 1.
2. Texas (6–0) USC (7–0) Texas (8–0) Texas (9–0) Texas (10–0) Texas (10–0) Texas (11–0) Texas (12–0) 2.
3. Virginia Tech (6–0) Virginia Tech (7–0) Virginia Tech (7–0) Alabama (9–0) Miami (FL) (8–1) Penn State (9–1) Penn State (10–1) Penn State (10–1) 3.
4. Georgia (6–0) Georgia (7–0) Alabama (8–0) Miami (FL) (7–1) Penn State (9–1) LSU (9–1) LSU (10–1) Ohio State (9–2) 4.
5. Alabama (6–0) Alabama (7–0) UCLA (8–0) Penn State (9–1) LSU (8–1) Virginia Tech (9–1) Virginia Tech (9–1) Oregon (10–1) 5.
6. LSU (4–1) UCLA (7–0) Miami (FL) (6–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Ohio State (9–2) Ohio State (9–2) Notre Dame (9–2) 6.
7. Texas Tech (6–0) Miami (FL) (5–1) Penn State (8–1) LSU (7–1) Ohio State (8–2) Oregon (10–1) Oregon (10–1) Georgia (10–2) 7.
8. Miami (FL) (5–1) LSU (5–1) LSU (6–1) Ohio State (7–2) Alabama (8–1) Notre Dame (8–2) Notre Dame (9–2) Miami (FL) (9–2) 8.
9. UCLA (6–0) Penn State (7–1) Florida State (7–1) Georgia (7–1) Notre Dame (7–2) Miami (FL) (8–2) Miami (FL) (9–2) Auburn (9–2) 9.
10. Penn State (6–1) Florida State (6–1) Ohio State (6–2) Oregon (8–1) Oregon (9–1) Auburn (9–2) Auburn (9–2) Virginia Tech (10–2) 10.
11. Florida State (5–1) Oregon (7–1) Georgia (7–1) Notre Dame (6–2) UCLA (9–1) West Virginia (8–1) West Virginia (9–1) West Virginia (10–1) 11.
12. Boston College (6–1) Wisconsin (7–1) Wisconsin (8–1) Texas Tech (8–1) West Virginia (8–1) UCLA (9–1) UCLA (9–1) LSU (10–2) 12.
13. Oregon (6–1) Ohio State (5–2) Oregon (7–1) Florida (7–2) Auburn (8–2) TCU (10–1) Georgia (9–2) Alabama (9–2) 13.
14. Wisconsin (6–1) Boston College (6–1) Notre Dame (5–2) West Virginia (7–1) TCU (10–1) Alabama (9–2) TCU (10–1) TCU (10–1) 14.
15. Ohio State (4–2) Notre Dame (5–2) Texas Tech (7–1) UCLA (8–1) Michigan (7–3) Georgia (8–2) Alabama (9–2) Texas Tech (9–2) 15.
16. Notre Dame (4–2) Texas Tech (6–1) Florida (6–2) Wisconsin (8–2) Georgia (7–2) Texas Tech (9–2) Texas Tech (9–2) UCLA (9–2) 16.
17. West Virginia (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) TCU (9–1) Fresno State (8–1) Wisconsin (8–3) Florida (8–3) Florida (8–3) 17.
18. Auburn (5–1) TCU (7–1) TCU (8–1) Colorado (7–2) Louisville (7–2) Boston College (8–3) Wisconsin (9–3) Wisconsin (9–3) 18.
19. Tennessee (3–2) Florida (5–2) Boston College (6–2) Florida State (7–2) Texas Tech (8–2) Fresno State (8–2) Michigan (7–4) Louisville (9–2) 19.
20. Florida (5–2) Minnesota (5–2) Auburn (6–2) Auburn (7–2) Wisconsin (8–3) Louisville (7–2) Boston College (8–3) Michigan (7–4) 20.
21. TCU (6–1) Northwestern (5–2) Michigan (6–3) Michigan (6–3) Minnesota (7–3) Georgia Tech (7–3) Louisville (8–2) Boston College (8–3) 21.
22. Minnesota (5–2) Auburn (5–2) Colorado (6–2) Fresno State (7–1) Florida (7–3) Michigan (7–4) Northwestern (7–4) Florida State (8–4) 22.
23. Nebraska (5–1) California (6–2) California (6–2) Georgia Tech (6–2) South Carolina (7–3) Florida (7–3) Oklahoma (7–4) Oklahoma (7–4) 23.
24. Michigan State (4–2) Colorado (5–2) Fresno State (6–1) Minnesota (6–3) Boston College (7–3) Florida State (7–3) Georgia Tech (7–4) Georgia Tech (7–4) 24.
25. California (5–2) Michigan (5–3) Oklahoma (5–3) Louisville (6–2) Oklahoma (6–3) Northwestern (7–4) Fresno State (8–3) Northwestern (7–4) 25.
Week 7
Oct 17
Week 8
Oct 24
Week 9
Oct 31
Week 10
Nov 7
Week 11
Nov 14
Week 12
Nov 21
Week 13
Nov 28
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 4
Dropped:
Michigan State
Nebraska
Tennessee
Dropped:
Northwestern
Minnesota
Dropped:
Oklahoma
California
Boston College
Dropped:
Georgia Tech
Florida State
Colorado
Dropped:
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Minnesota
Dropped:
Florida State
Dropped:
Fresno State

References[edit]