2008 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

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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.

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
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[13]
Week 13
Nov 23[14]
Week 14
Nov 30[15]
Week 15
Dec 7[16]
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. Missouri Missouri (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. LSU LSU (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 Virginia West 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. Clemson Auburn (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. Auburn Texas (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. Texas Wisconsin (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 Tech Texas 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. Wisconsin Alabama (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. Kansas Kansas (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) Mississippi (9-4) 14.
15. Arizona State Arizona State (1-0) т Arizona 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. BYU BYU (1-0) т Oregon (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 Tech South 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. Tennessee Oregon (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 Florida Penn 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. Illinois Wake 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) т BYU (10-2) Mississippi (8-4) Iowa (9-4) 20.
21. Oregon Fresno 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) т Michigan State (9-3) Virginia Tech (9-4) Florida State (9-4) 21.
22. Penn State Utah (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) Mississippi (8-4) Northwestern (9-3) Georgia Tech (9-4) 22.
23. Wake Forest UCLA (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. Alabama Illinois (0-1) т Illinois (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. Pittsburgh South Carolina (1-0) т West 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) Mississippi (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[13]
Week 13
Nov 23[14]
Week 14
Nov 30[15]
Week 15
Dec 7[16]
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' Poll[edit]

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[17]
Week 1
Sept 2[18]
Week 2
Sept 7[19]
Week 3
Sept 14[20]
Week 4
Sept 21[21]
Week 5
Sept 28[22]
Week 6
Oct 5[23]
Week 7
Oct 12[24]
Week 8
Oct 19[25]
Week 9
Oct 26[26]
Week 10
Nov 2[27]
Week 11
Nov 9[28]
Week 12
Nov 16[29]
Week 13
Nov 23[30]
Week 14
Nov 30[31]
Week 15
Dec 7[32]
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) т Utah (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) т Oklahoma (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. Missouri Missouri (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 Virginia West 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. Clemson Texas (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. Texas Auburn (1-0) Wisconsin (2-0) Texas Tech (3-0) Alabama (4-0) Georgia (4-1) т Georgia (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. Auburn Wisconsin (1-0) Kansas (2-0) BYU (3-0) BYU (4-0) South Florida (5-0) т Ohio 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. Wisconsin Kansas (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. Kansas Texas 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 Tech Arizona 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 Tech BYU (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) Mississippi (9-4) 15.
16. Arizona State Oregon (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 (8-3) BYU (10-2) Missouri (10-4) 16.
17. BYU Alabama (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. Tennessee South 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. Illinois Penn 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. Oregon Wake 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 Florida Fresno 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 State Clemson (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 Forest Utah (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. Michigan South 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) Mississippi (8-4) Michigan State (9-4) 24.
25. Fresno State Illinois (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) Mississippi (8-4) Oregon State (8-4) California (9-4) 25.
Preseason
Aug 1[17]
Week 1
Sept 2[18]
Week 2
Sept 7[19]
Week 3
Sept 14[20]
Week 4
Sept 21[21]
Week 5
Sept 28[22]
Week 6
Oct 5[23]
Week 7
Oct 12[24]
Week 8
Oct 19[25]
Week 9
Oct 26[26]
Week 10
Nov 2[27]
Week 11
Nov 9[28]
Week 12
Nov 16[29]
Week 13
Nov 23[30]
Week 14
Nov 30[31]
Week 15
Dec 7[32]
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 Poll[edit]

Week 5
Sept 28[33]
Week 6
Oct 5[34]
Week 7
Oct 12[35]
Week 8
Oct 19[36]
Week 9
Oct 26[37]
Week 10
Nov 2[38]
Week 11
Nov 9[39]
Week 12
Nov 16[40]
Week 13
Nov 23[41]
Week 14
Nov 30[42]
Week 15 (Final)
Dec 7[43]
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) Mississippi (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) Mississippi (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[33]
Week 6
Oct 5[34]
Week 7
Oct 12[35]
Week 8
Oct 19[36]
Week 9
Oct 26[37]
Week 10
Nov 2[38]
Week 11
Nov 9[39]
Week 12
Nov 16[40]
Week 13
Nov 23[41]
Week 14
Nov 30[42]
Week 15 (Final)
Dec 7[43]
Dropped:
Fresno State
Oregon
Connecticut
Dropped:
Auburn
Northwestern
Wisconsin
Dropped:
Virginia Tech
Michigan State
North Carolina
Vanderbilt
California
Wake Forest
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 Standings[edit]

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

Week 8
Oct 19[44]
Week 9
Oct 26[45]
Week 10
Nov 2[46]
Week 11
Nov 9[47]
Week 12
Nov 16[48]
Week 13
Nov 23[49]
Week 14
Nov 30[50]
Week 15 (Final)
Dec 7[51]
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) Mississippi (8-4) 25.
Week 8
Oct 19[44]
Week 9
Oct 26[45]
Week 10
Nov 2[46]
Week 11
Nov 9[47]
Week 12
Nov 16[48]
Week 13
Nov 23[49]
Week 14
Nov 30[50]
Week 15 (Final)
Dec 7[51]
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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