2009 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Three human polls and one formula ranking make up the 2009 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. Two additional polls are released midway through the season; the Harris Interactive Poll is released after the fourth week of the season and the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Standings is released after the seventh week. The Harris Poll and Coaches Poll are factors in the BCS Standings. At the end of the season, on Sunday, December 6, 2009, the BCS Standings determines who plays in the BCS bowl games as well as the 2010 BCS National Championship Game on January 7, 2010 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

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 22[1]
Week 1
Sep 8
Week 2
Sep 13
Week 3
Sep 20
Week 4
Sep 27
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14
Dec 6
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 7
1. Florida (58) Florida (1–0) (56) Florida (2–0) (56) Florida (3–0) (55) Florida (4–0) (55) Florida (4–0) (54) Florida (5–0) (50) Alabama (7–0) (39) Florida (7–0) (30) Florida (8–0) (38) Florida (9–0) (39) Florida (10–0) (36) Florida (11–0) (36) Florida (12–0) (46) Alabama (13–0) (58) Alabama (14-0) (60) 1.
2. Texas (2) Texas (1–0) (2) Texas (2–0) (1) Texas (3–0) (2) Texas (4–0) (1) Texas (4–0) (1) Alabama (6–0) (10) Florida (6–0) (20) Alabama (8–0) (23) Texas (8–0) (13) Texas (9–0) (10) Alabama (10–0) (14) Alabama (11–0) (13) Alabama (12–0) (7) Texas (13–0) (2) Texas (13-1) 2.
3. Oklahoma USC (1–0) USC (2–0) (1) Alabama (3–0) (3) Alabama (4–0) (4) Alabama (5–0) (5) Texas (5–0) Texas (6–0) Texas (7–0) (7) Alabama (8–0) (8) Alabama (9–0) (11) Texas (10–0) (10) Texas (11–0) (11) Texas (12–0) (7) TCU (12–0) Florida (13-1) 3.
4. USC Alabama (1–0) (2) Alabama (2–0) (2) Mississippi (2–0) LSU (4–0) LSU (5–0) Virginia Tech (5–1) USC (5–1) USC (6–1) Cincinnati (8–0) TCU (9–0) TCU (10–0) TCU (11–0) TCU (12–0) Cincinnati (12–0) Boise State (14-0) 4.
5. Alabama Oklahoma State (1–0) Mississippi (1–0) т Penn State (3–0) Boise State (4–0) Virginia Tech (4–1) Boise State (5–0) Cincinnati (6–0) Cincinnati (7–0) Boise State (8–0) Cincinnati (9–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (11–0) Florida (12–1) Ohio State (11-2) 5.
6. Ohio State Mississippi (1–0) Penn State (2–0) т California (3–0) Virginia Tech (3–1) Boise State (5–0) USC (4–1) Boise State (6–0) Boise State (7–0) TCU (8–0) Boise State (9–0) Boise State (10–0) Boise State (10–0) Boise State (12–0) Boise State (13–0) TCU (12-1) 6.
7. Virginia Tech Penn State (1–0) BYU (2–0) LSU (3–0) USC (3–1) USC (4–1) Ohio State (5–1) Iowa (7–0) Iowa (8–0) Oregon (7–1) Georgia Tech (9–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Oregon (9–2) Oregon (10–2) Iowa (11-2) 7.
8. Mississippi Ohio State (1–0) California (2–0) Boise State (3–0) Oklahoma (2–1) Cincinnati (5–0) Cincinnati (5–0) Miami (FL) (5–1) TCU (7–0) Iowa (9–0) Pittsburgh (8–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Ohio State (10–2) Ohio State (10–2) Cincinnati (12-1) 8.
9. Oklahoma State т BYU (1–0) LSU (2–0) Miami (FL) (2–0) Ohio State (3–1) Ohio State (4–1) Miami (FL) (4–1) LSU (5–1) LSU (6–1) LSU (7–1) LSU (7–2) Ohio State (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) Iowa (10–2) Georgia Tech (11–2) Penn State (11-2) 9.
10. Penn State т California (1–0) Boise State (2–0) Oklahoma (2–1) Cincinnati (4–0) TCU (4–0) LSU (5–1) TCU (6–0) Oregon (6–1) Georgia Tech (7–1) Ohio State (8–2) LSU (8–2) Oregon (9–2) Penn State (10–2) Iowa (10–2) Virginia Tech (10-3) 10.
11. LSU LSU (1–0) Ohio State (1–1) Virginia Tech (2–1) TCU (3–0) Miami (FL) (3–1) Iowa (6–0) Georgia Tech (6–1) Georgia Tech (7–1) Penn State (7–1) USC (7–2) Oregon (8–2) Oklahoma State (9–2) Virginia Tech (9–3) Penn State (10–2) Oregon (10-3) 11.
12. California Boise State (1–0) Oklahoma (1–1) USC (2–1) Houston (3–0) Iowa (5–0) TCU (5–0) Oregon (5–1) Penn State (7–1) USC (6–2) Miami (FL) (7–2) Oklahoma State (8–2) Penn State (10–2) Georgia Tech (10–2) Virginia Tech (9–3) BYU (11-2) 12.
13. Georgia Oklahoma (0–1) Virginia Tech (1–1) Ohio State (2–1) Iowa (4–0) Oregon (4–1) Oregon (5–1) Penn State (6–1) Oklahoma State (6–1) Houston (7–1) Houston (8–1) Penn State (9–2) Iowa (10–2) Oregon State (8–3) LSU (9–3) Georgia Tech (11-3) 13.
14. Boise State Virginia Tech (0–1) Georgia Tech (2–0) Cincinnati (3–0) Oklahoma State (3–1) Penn State (4–1) Penn State (5–1) Oklahoma State (5–1) Virginia Tech (5–2) Pittsburgh (7–1) Oregon (7–2) Stanford (7–3) Virginia Tech (8–3) Pittsburgh (9–2) Miami (FL) (9–3) Nebraska (10-4) 14.
15. Georgia Tech Georgia Tech (1–0) TCU (1–0) TCU (2–0) Penn State (3–1) Oklahoma State (3–1) Nebraska (4–1) Virginia Tech (5–2) Houston (6–1) Ohio State (7–2) Iowa (9–1) Iowa (9–2) Clemson (8–3) LSU (9–3) BYU (10–2) Pittsburgh (10-3) 15.
16. Oregon TCU (0–0) Oklahoma State (1–1) Oklahoma State (2–1) Oregon (3–1) Kansas (4–0) Oklahoma State (4–1) BYU (6–1) Pittsburgh (7–1) Miami (FL) (6–2) Utah (8–1) Virginia Tech (7–3) Oregon State (8–3) BYU (10–2) Oregon State (8–4) Wisconsin (10-3) 16.
17. TCU Utah (1–0) Cincinnati (2–0) Houston (2–0) Miami (FL) (2–1) Auburn (5–0) Kansas (5–0) Houston (5–1) Ohio State (6–2) Utah (7–1) Oklahoma State (7–2) Wisconsin (8–2) LSU (8–3) Miami (FL) (9–3) Pittsburgh (9–3) LSU (9-4) 17.
18. Florida State Notre Dame (1–0) Utah (2–0) Florida State (2–1) Georgia (3–1) т BYU (4–1) BYU (5–1) Ohio State (5–2) Miami (FL) (5–2) Oklahoma State (6–2) Arizona (6–2) Clemson (7–3) BYU (9–2) Houston (10–2) West Virginia (9–3) Utah (10-3) 18.
19. Utah North Carolina (1–0) Nebraska (1–0) BYU (2–1) Kansas (4–0) т Oklahoma (2–2) Georgia Tech (5–1) Utah (5–1) Utah (6–1) Notre Dame (6–2) Penn State (8–2) BYU (8–2) Miami (FL) (8–3) California (8–3) Stanford (8–4) Miami (FL) (9-4) 19.
20. BYU Miami (FL) (1–0) Miami (FL) (1–0) Kansas (3–0) BYU (3–1) Mississippi (3–1) Oklahoma (3–2) Pittsburgh (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) Oklahoma (5–3) Virginia Tech (6–3) Oregon State (7–3) Mississippi (8–3) USC (8–3) Nebraska (9–4) Mississippi (9-4) 20.
21. North Carolina Georgia (0–1) Houston (2–0) Georgia (2–1) Mississippi (2–1) Nebraska (3–1) South Florida (5–0) Texas Tech (5–2) South Carolina (6–2) Arizona (5–2) Wisconsin (7–2) Miami (FL) (7–3) California (8–3) Nebraska (9–3) Oklahoma State (9–3) Texas Tech (9-4) 21.
22. Iowa Nebraska (1–0) Kansas (2–0) North Carolina (3–0) Michigan (4–0) Georgia Tech (4–1) South Carolina (5–1) West Virginia (5–1) Oklahoma (4–3) Virginia Tech (5–3) BYU (7–2) USC (7–3) Utah (9–2) Oklahoma State (9–3) Arizona (8–4) USC (9-4) 22.
23. Notre Dame Cincinnati (1–0) Georgia (1–1) Michigan (3–0) Nebraska (3–1) South Florida (5–0) Houston (4–1) South Carolina (5–2) Arizona (5–2) California (6–2) South Florida (6–2) Utah (8–2) North Carolina (8–3) Stanford (8–4) Utah (9–3) Central Michigan (12-2) 23.
24. Nebraska Kansas (1–0) North Carolina (2–0) Washington (2–1) California (3–1) Missouri (4–0) Utah (4–1) Kansas (5–1) Mississippi (5–2) Wisconsin (6–2) Clemson (6–3) Houston (8–2) USC (7–3) West Virginia (8–3) Wisconsin (9–3) Clemson (9-5) 24.
25. Kansas Missouri (1–0) Michigan (2–0) Nebraska (2–1) Georgia Tech (3–1) South Carolina (4–1) Notre Dame (4–1) Oklahoma (3–3) Notre Dame (5–2) BYU (6–2) Stanford (6–3) Rutgers (7–2) Houston (9–2) Clemson (8–4) Central Michigan (11–2) West Virginia (9-4) 25.
Preseason
Aug 22[1]
Week 1
Sep 8
Week 2
Sep 13
Week 3
Sep 20
Week 4
Sep 27
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14
Dec 6
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 7
Dropped:
Iowa
Florida State
Oregon
Dropped:
Notre Dame
Missouri
Dropped:
Georgia Tech
Utah
Dropped:
Florida State
North Carolina
Washington
Dropped:
Houston
Georgia
Michigan
California
Dropped:
Auburn
Mississippi
Missouri
Dropped:
Nebraska
South Florida
Notre Dame
Dropped:
BYU
Texas Tech
Kansas
Dropped:
West Virginia
South Carolina
Mississippi
Dropped:
Notre Dame
Oklahoma
California
Dropped:
Arizona
South Florida
Dropped:
Stanford
Wisconsin
Rutgers
Dropped:
Mississippi
Utah
North Carolina
Dropped:
Houston
California
USC
Clemson
Dropped:
Oregon State
Stanford
Oklahoma State
Arizona

Coaches' Poll[edit]

Preseason
Aug 7[2]
Week 1
Sep 8
Week 2
Sep 13
Week 3
Sep 20
Week 4
Sep 27
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14
Dec 6
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 7
1. Florida (53) Florida (1–0) (56) Florida (2–0) (56) Florida (3–0) (59) Florida (4–0) (58) Florida (4–0) (57) Florida (5–0) (53) Florida (6–0) (49) Florida (7–0) (46) Florida (8–0) (50) Florida (9–0) (48) Florida (10–0) (48) Florida (11–0) (47) Florida (12–0) (53) Alabama (13–0) (54) Alabama (14–0) (58) 1.
2. Texas (4) Texas (1–0) (2) Texas (2–0) Texas (3–0) Texas (4–0) (1) Texas (4–0) (1) Texas (5–0) (1) Alabama (7–0) (9) Alabama (8–0) (9) Texas (8–0) (4) Texas (9–0) (4) Texas (10–0) (4) Texas (11–0) (4) Texas (12–0) (3) Texas (13–0) (4) Texas (13–1) 2.
3. Oklahoma (1) USC (1–0) (1) USC (2–0) (3) Alabama (3–0) Alabama (4–0) Alabama (5–0) (1) Alabama (6–0) (5) Texas (6–0) (1) Texas (7–0) (4) Alabama (8–0) (5) Alabama (9–0) (7) Alabama (10–0) (7) Alabama (11–0) (8) Alabama (12–0) (3) TCU (12–0) Florida (13–1) 3.
4. USC (1) Alabama (1–0) Alabama (2–0) Penn State (3–0) LSU (4–0) LSU (5–0) Virginia Tech (5–1) USC (5–1) USC (6–1) TCU (8–0) TCU (9–0) TCU (10–0) TCU (11–0) TCU (12–0) Cincinnati (12–0) (1) Boise State (14–0) 4.
5. Alabama Penn State (1–0) Penn State (2–0) Mississippi (2–0) Boise State (4–0) Virginia Tech (4–1) USC (4–1) Boise State (6–0) Boise State (7–0) Boise State (8–0) Cincinnati (9–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (11–0) Florida (12–1) Ohio State (11–2) 5.
6. Ohio State Oklahoma State (1–0) Mississippi (1–0) California (3–0) Virginia Tech (3–1) Boise State (5–0) Boise State (5–0) Cincinnati (6–0) TCU (7–0) Iowa (9–0) Boise State (9–0) Boise State (10–0) Boise State (11–0) Boise State (12–0) Boise State (13–0) TCU (12–1) 6.
7. Virginia Tech Ohio State (1–0) LSU (2–0) T LSU (3–0) USC (3–1) USC (4–1) Ohio State (5–1) TCU (6–0) Cincinnati (7–0) Cincinnati (8–0) Georgia Tech (9–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Ohio State (10–2) Oregon (10–2) Iowa (11–2) 7.
8. Penn State Mississippi (1–0) California (2–0) T Boise State (3–0) Oklahoma (2–1) Ohio State (4–1) TCU (5–0) Iowa (7–0) Iowa (8–0) Oregon (7–1) Ohio State (8–2) Ohio State (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) Oregon (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) Penn State (11–2) 8.
9. LSU LSU (1–0) BYU (2–0) Oklahoma (2–1) Ohio State (3–1) TCU (4–0) Cincinnati (5–0) Miami (FL) (5–1) LSU (6–1) LSU (7–1) Pittsburgh (8–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Penn State (10–2) Penn State (10–2) Cincinnati (12–1) 9.
10. Mississippi California (1–0) Boise State (2–0) USC (2–1) TCU (3–0) Cincinnati (5–0) LSU (5–1) LSU (5–1) Penn State (7–1) Penn State (8–1) USC (7–2) LSU (8–2) Oregon (9–2) Iowa (10–2) Georgia Tech (11–2) Virginia Tech (10–3) 10.
11. Oklahoma State Boise State (1–0) Ohio State (1–1) Ohio State (2–1) Cincinnati (4–0) Miami (FL) (3–1) Miami (FL) (4–1) Penn State (6–1) Georgia Tech (7–1) Georgia Tech (8–1) LSU (7–2) Oregon (8–2) Penn State (10–2) Virginia Tech (9–3) Iowa (10–2) Oregon (10–3) 11.
12. California BYU (1–0) Oklahoma (1–1) Virginia Tech (2–1) Oklahoma State (3–1) Penn State (4–1) Iowa (6–0) Oklahoma State (5–1) Oregon (6–1) Ohio State (7–2) Houston (8–1) Penn State (9–2) Oklahoma State (9–2) Georgia Tech (10–2) Virginia Tech (9–3) BYU (11–2) 12.
13. Georgia Georgia Tech (1–0) Georgia Tech (2–0) Miami (FL) (2–0) Penn State (3–1) Oklahoma State (3–1) Penn State (5–1) Georgia Tech (6–1) Oklahoma State (6–1) USC (6–2) Iowa (9–1) Oklahoma State (8–2) Iowa (10–2) BYU (10–2) LSU (9–3) Georgia Tech (11–3) 13.
14. Oregon Oklahoma (0–1) Virginia Tech (1–1) TCU (2–0) Georgia (3–1) Iowa (5–0) Oklahoma State (4–1) Oregon (5–1) Virginia Tech (5–2) Pittsburgh (7–1) Utah (8–1) Wisconsin (8–2) Virginia Tech (8–3) LSU (9–3) BYU (10–2) Nebraska (10–4) 14.
15. Georgia Tech Virginia Tech (0–1) TCU (1–0) Cincinnati (3–0) Houston (3–0) Kansas (4–0) Kansas (5–0) Virginia Tech (5–2) Ohio State (6–2) Houston (7–1) Miami (FL) (7–2) Iowa (9–2) BYU (9–2) Pittsburgh (9–2) Miami (FL) (9–3) Pittsburgh (10–3) 15.
16. Boise State TCU (0–0) Utah (2–0) Oklahoma State (2–1) Kansas (4–0) Mississippi (3–1) Oregon (5–1) BYU (6–1) Houston (6–1) Utah (7–1) Oregon (7–2) Virginia Tech (7–3) Clemson (8–3) Oregon State (8–3) Pittsburgh (9–3) Wisconsin (10–3) 16.
17. TCU Utah (1–0) Oklahoma State (1–1) Georgia (2–1) Iowa (4–0) Oregon (4–1) Nebraska (4–1) Houston (5–1) т Pittsburgh (7–1) Miami (FL) (6–2) Penn State (8–2) Stanford (7–3) LSU (8–3) Miami (FL) (9–3) West Virginia (9–3) LSU (9–4) 17.
18. Utah Nebraska (1–0) Nebraska (2–0) North Carolina (3–0) Mississippi (2–1) Missouri (4–0) Oklahoma (3–2) Ohio State (5–2) т Miami (FL) (5–2) Oklahoma State (6–2) Oklahoma State (7–2) BYU (8–2) Oregon State (8–3) Houston (10–2) Oklahoma State (9–3) Utah (10–3) 18.
19. Florida State North Carolina (1–0) North Carolina (2–0) Kansas (3–0) California (3–1) Auburn (5–0) BYU (5–1) Pittsburgh (6–1) Utah (6–1) Arizona (5–2) Arizona (6–2) Clemson (7–3) Utah (9–2) USC (8–3) Nebraska (9–4) Miami (FL) (9–4) 19.
20. North Carolina Notre Dame (1–0) Georgia (1–1) BYU (2–1) Michigan (4–0) BYU (4–1) Georgia Tech (5–1) Utah (5–1) West Virginia (6–1) Oklahoma (5–3) Wisconsin (7–2) Oregon State (7–3) Houston (9–2) Nebraska (9–3) Oregon State (8–4) USC (9–4) 20.
21. Iowa Georgia (0–1) Cincinnati (2–0) Missouri (3–0) BYU (3–1) т Oklahoma (2–2) South Florida (5–0) Kansas (5–1) South Carolina (6–2) Notre Dame (6–2) Virginia Tech (6–3) USC (7–3) Miami (FL) (8–3) Oklahoma State (9–3) Stanford (8–4) Mississippi (9–4) 21.
22. Nebraska Miami (FL) (1–0) Miami (FL) (1–0) Michigan (3–0) Miami (FL) (2–1) т Nebraska (3–1) South Carolina (5–1) West Virginia (5–1) Mississippi (5–2) Wisconsin (6–2) BYU (7–2) Houston (8–2) USC (7–3) California (8–3) Wisconsin (9–3) West Virginia (9–4) 22.
23. Notre Dame Cincinnati (1–0) Kansas (2–0) Houston (2–0) Missouri (4–0) Georgia Tech (4–1) Houston (4–1) South Carolina (5–2) Oklahoma (4–3) California (6–2) West Virginia (7–2) Utah (8–2) Nebraska (8–3) West Virginia (8–3) Arizona (8–4) Texas Tech (9–4) 23.
24. BYU Oregon State (1–0) Oregon State (2–0) Nebraska (2–1) Nebraska (3–1) South Florida (5–0) Missouri (4–0) Texas Tech (5–2) Arizona (5–2) Virginia Tech (5–3) South Florida (6–2) Miami (FL) (7–3) North Carolina (8–3) Stanford (8–4) Utah (9–3) Central Michigan (12–2) 24.
25. Oregon State Kansas (1–0) Missouri (2–0) Florida State (2–1) Oregon (3–1) Wisconsin (5–0) Notre Dame (4–1) Mississippi (4–2) Notre Dame (5–2) BYU (6–2) Auburn (7–3) Nebraska (7–3) T
North Carolina (7–3) T
Mississippi (8–3) Utah (9–3) Houston (10–3) Oklahoma State (9–4) 25.
Preseason
Aug 7[2]
Week 1
Sep 8
Week 2
Sep 13
Week 3
Sep 20
Week 4
Sep 27
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14
Dec 6
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 7
Dropped:
Oregon
Florida State
Iowa
Dropped:
Notre Dame
Dropped:
Georgia Tech
Utah
Oregon State
Dropped:
North Carolina
Florida State
Dropped:
Georgia
Houston
California
Michigan
Dropped:
Mississippi
Auburn
Wisconsin
Dropped:
Nebraska
Oklahoma
South Florida
Missouri
Notre Dame
Dropped:
BYU
Kansas
Texas Tech
Dropped:
West Virginia
South Carolina
Mississippi
Dropped:
Oklahoma
Notre Dame
California
Dropped:
Arizona
West Virginia
South Florida
Auburn
Dropped:
Wisconsin
Stanford
Dropped:
Clemson
North Carolina
Mississippi
Dropped:
USC
California
Dropped:
Oregon State
Stanford
Arizona
Houston

Harris Interactive Poll[edit]

Week 4
Sep 27[3]
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 6
1. Florida (4–0) (99) Florida (4–0) (97) Florida (5–0) (99) Florida (6–0) (77) Florida (7–0) (75) Florida (8–0) (83) Florida (9–0) (82) Florida (10–0) (78) Florida (11–0) (78) Florida (12–0) (82) Alabama (13–0) (105) 1.
2. Texas (4–0) (4) Texas (4–0) (12) Alabama (6–0) (13) т Alabama (7–0) (33) Alabama (8–0) (17) Texas (8–0) (19) Texas (9–0) (18) Texas (10–0) (19) Texas (11–0) (18) Texas (12–0) (15) Texas (13–0) (6) 2.
3. Alabama (4–0) (11) Alabama (5–0) (5) Texas (5–0) (2) т Texas (6–0) (4) Texas (7–0) (20) Alabama (8–0) (9) Alabama (9–0) (14) Alabama (10–0) (16) Alabama (11–0) (15) Alabama (12–0) (12) TCU (12–0) (3) 3.
4. LSU (4–0) LSU (5–0) Virginia Tech (5–1) USC (5–1) USC (6–1) Boise State (8–0) (1) TCU (9–0) TCU (10–0) (1) TCU (11–0) (3) TCU (12–0) (4) Cincinnati (12–0) 4.
5. Boise State (4–0) Boise State (5–0) Boise State (5–0) Boise State (6–0) Boise State (7–0) Cincinnati (8–0) Cincinnati (9–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (11–0) Florida (12–1) 5.
6. Virginia Tech (3–1) Virginia Tech (4–1) USC (4–1) Cincinnati (6–0) Cincinnati (7–0) TCU (8–0) Boise State (9–0) Boise State (10–0) Boise State (11–0) Boise State (12–0) Boise State (13–0) 6.
7. USC (3–1) USC (4–1) Ohio State (5–1) Iowa (7–0) TCU (7–0) Iowa (9–0) (2) Georgia Tech (9–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Ohio State (10–2) Oregon (10–2) 7.
8. Ohio State (3–1) Ohio State (4–1) Cincinnati (5–0) TCU (6–0) Iowa (8–0) (1) Oregon (7–1) Ohio State (8–2) Ohio State (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) Oregon (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) 8.
9. Oklahoma (2–1) Cincinnati (5–0) LSU (5–1) LSU (5–1) LSU (6–1) LSU (7–1) Pittsburgh (8–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Penn State (10–2) Penn State (10–2) 9.
10. Cincinnati (4–0) TCU (4–0) TCU (5–0) Miami (FL) (5–1) Penn State (7–1) Penn State (8–1) USC (7–2) LSU (8–2) Oregon (9–2) Iowa (10–2) Georgia Tech (11–2) 10.
11. TCU (3–0) Iowa (5–0) Iowa (6–0) Penn State (6–1) Oregan (6–1) Georgia Tech (8–1) LSU (7–2) Oregon (8–2) Penn State (10–2) Georgia Tech (10-2) Iowa (10–2) 11.
12. Penn State (3–1) Miami (FL) (3–1) Miami (FL) (4–1) Oregon (5–1) Georgia Tech (7–1) USC (6–2) Iowa (9–1) Penn State (9–2) Oklahoma State (9–2) Virginia Tech (10–2) Virginia Tech (9–3) 12.
13. Houston (3–0) Penn State (4–1) Penn State (5–1) Georgia Tech (6–1) Oklahoma State (6–1) Ohio State (7–2) Houston (8–1) Oklahoma State (8–2) Iowa (10–2) BYU (10–2) LSU (9–3) 13.
14. Iowa (4–0) Oklahoma State (3–1) Oregon (5–1) Oklahoma State (5–1) Virginia Tech (5–2) Houston (7–1) Oregon (7–2) Iowa (9–2) Virginia Tech (8–3) LSU (9–3) BYU (10–2) 14.
15. Oklahoma State (3–1) Oregon (4–1) Oklahoma State (4–1) Virginia Tech (5–2) Ohio State (5–2) Pittsburgh (7–1) Miami (FL) (7–2) Wisconsin (8–2) BYU (9–2) Pittsburgh (9–2) Miami (FL) (9–3) 15.
16. Kansas (4–0) Kansas (4–0) Kansas (5–0) BYU (6–1) Houston (6–1) Utah (7–1) Utah (8–1) Virginia Tech (7–3) LSU (8–3) Oregon State (8–3) Pittsburgh (9–3) 16.
17. Georgia (3–1) BYU (4–1) BYU (5–1) Ohio State (5–2) Pittsburgh (7–1) Miami (FL) (6–2) Penn State (8–2) Stanford (7–3) Clemson (8–3) Miami (FL) (9–3) Oklahoma State (9–3) 17.
18. Mississippi (2–1) Mississippi (3–1) Oklahoma (2–2) Houston (5–1) Miami (FL) (5–2) Oklahoma State (6–2) Oklahoma State (7–2) BYU (8–2) Oregon State (8–3) Houston (10–2) West Virginia (9–3) 18.
19. BYU (3–1) Auburn (5–0) Nebraska (4–1) Utah (5–1) Utah (6–1) Oklahoma (5–3) Arizona (6–2) Clemson (7–3) Utah (9–2) USC (8–3) Oregon State (8–4) 19.
20. Michigan (4–0) Oklahoma (2–2) Georgia Tech (5–1) Pittsburgh (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) Notre Dame (6–2) Wisconsin (7–2) USC (7–3) Houston (9–2) Oklahoma State (9–3) Nebraska (8–4) 20.
21. California (3–1) Nebraska (3–1) South Florida (5–0) Kansas (5–1) South Carolina (6–2) Arizona (5–2) Virginia Tech (6–3) Utah (8–2) Miami (FL) (8–3) California (8–3) Stanford (8–4) 21.
22. Miami (FL) (2–1) Georgia Tech (4–1) South Carolina (5–1) Texas Tech (5–2) Oklahoma (4–3) California (6–2) BYU (7–2) Oregon State (7–3) USC (7–3) Nebraska (9–3) Utah (9–3) 22.
23. Oregon (3–1) Missouri (4–0) Houston (4–1) West Virginia (5–1) Mississippi (5–2) Virginia Tech (5–3) South Florida (6–2) Houston (8–2) California (8–3) Stanford (8–4) Wisconsin (9–3) 23.
24. Nebraska (3–1) South Florida (5–0) Auburn (5–0) South Florida (5–1) Notre Dame (5–2) Wisconsin (6–2) West Virginia (7–2) Miami (FL) (7–3) Nebraska (8–3) Utah (9–3) Arizona (8–4) 24.
25. Missouri (4–0) Wisconsin (5–0) Notre Dame (4–1) Oklahoma (3–3) Arizona (5–2) BYU (6–2) Clemson (6–3) Nebraska (7–3) Mississippi (8–3) West Virginia (8–3) Houston (10–3) 25.
Week 4
Sep 27[3]
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 6
Dropped:
Houston
Georgia
Michigan
California
Dropped:
Mississippi
Missouri
Wisconsin
Dropped:
Nebraska
South Carolina
Auburn
Notre Dame
Dropped:
BYU
Kansas
Texas Tech
South Florida
Dropped:
West Virginia
South Carolina
Mississippi
Dropped:
Oklahoma
Notre Dame
California
Dropped:
Arizona
South Florida
West Virginia
Dropped:
Wisconsin
Stanford
Dropped:
Clemson
Mississippi
Dropped:
USC
California

BCS Standings[edit]

Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 6
1. Florida (6–0) Florida (7–0) Florida (8–0) Florida (9–0) Florida (10–0) Florida (11–0) Florida (12–0) Alabama (13–0) 1.
2. Alabama (7–0) Alabama (8–0) Texas (8–0) Alabama (9–0) Alabama (10–0) Alabama (11–0) Alabama (12–0) Texas (13–0) 2.
3. Texas (6–0) Texas (7–0) Alabama (8–0) Texas (9–0) Texas (10–0) Texas (11–0) Texas (12–0) Cincinnati (12–0) 3.
4. Boise State (6–0) Iowa (8–0) Iowa (9–0) TCU (9–0) TCU (10–0) TCU (11–0) TCU (12–0) TCU (12–0) 4.
5. Cincinnati (6–0) USC (6–1) Cincinnati (8–0) Cincinnati (9–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (11–0) Florida (12–1) 5.
6. Iowa (7–0) TCU (7–0) TCU (8–0) Boise State (9–0) Boise State (10–0) Boise State (11–0) Boise State (12–0) Boise State (13–0) 6.
7. USC (5–1) Boise State (7–0) Boise State (8–0) Georgia Tech (9–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Oregon (9–2) Oregon (10–2) 7.
8. TCU (6–0) Cincinnati (7–0) Oregon (7–1) LSU (7–2) LSU (8–2) Oregon (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) Ohio State (10–2) 8.
9. LSU (5–1) LSU (6–1) LSU (7–1) USC (7–2) Pittsburgh (9–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Iowa (10–2) Georgia Tech (11–2) 9.
10. Miami (FL) (5–1) Oregon (6–1) Georgia Tech (8–1) Iowa (9–1) Ohio State (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) Georgia Tech (10–2) Iowa (10–2) 10.
11. Oregon (5–1) Georgia Tech (7–1) Penn State (8–1) Ohio State (8–2) Oregon (8–2) Iowa (10–2) Penn State (10–2) Virginia Tech (9–3) 11.
12. Georgia Tech (6–1) Penn State (7–1) USC (6–2) Pittsburgh (8–1) Oklahoma State (8–2) Oklahoma State (9–2) Virginia Tech (9–3) LSU (9–3) 12.
13. Penn State (6–1) Virginia Tech (5–2) Pittsburgh (7–1) Oregon (7–2) Iowa (9–2) Penn State (10–2) LSU (9–3) Penn State (10–2) 13.
14. Virginia Tech (5–2) Oklahoma State (6–1) Utah (7–1) Miami (FL) (7–2) Penn State (9–2) Virginia Tech (8–3) BYU (10–2) BYU (10–2) 14.
15. Oklahoma State (5–1) Pittsburgh (7–1) Houston (7–1) Houston (8–1) Virginia Tech (7–3) LSU (8–3) Pittsburgh (9–2) Miami (FL) (9–3) 15.
16. BYU (6–1) Utah (6–1) Ohio State (7–2) Utah (8–1) Wisconsin (8–2) Oregon State (8–3) Oregon State (8–3) West Virginia (9–3) 16.
17. Houston (5–1) Ohio State (6–2) Miami (FL) (6–2) Arizona (8–2) Stanford (7–3) Miami (FL) (8–3) Miami (FL) (9–3) Pittsburgh (9–3) 17.
18. Utah (5–1) Houston (6–1) Arizona (5–2) Penn State (8–2) USC (7–3) Clemson (8–3) USC (8–3) Oregon State (8–4) 18.
19. Ohio State (5–2) Miami (FL) (5–2) Oklahoma State (6–2) Oklahoma State (7–2) Oregon State (7–3) BYU (9–2) California (8–3) Oklahoma State (9–3) 19.
20. Pittsburgh (6–1) Arizona (5–2) California (6–2) Wisconsin (7–2) Miami (FL) (7–3) USC (7–3) Oklahoma State (9–3) Arizona (8–4) 20.
21. Wisconsin (5–2) West Virginia (6–1) Wisconsin (6–2) Virginia Tech (6–3) Utah (8–2) Utah (9–2) Houston (10–2) Stanford (8–4) 21.
22. Arizona (4–2) South Carolina (6–2) Notre Dame (6–2) BYU (7–2) BYU (8–2) California (8–3) Nebraska (9–3) Nebraska (9–4) 22.
23. West Virginia (5–1) Notre Dame (5–2) Virginia Tech (5–3) Oregon State (6–3) Clemson (7–3) Houston (9–2) West Virginia (8–3) Utah (9–3) 23.
24. South Carolina (5–2) California (5–2) Oklahoma (5–3) South Florida (6–2) Houston (8–2) North Carolina (8–3) Stanford (8–4) USC (8–4) 24.
25. Kansas (5–1) Mississippi (5–2) South Florida (6–2) West Virginia (7–2) California (7–3) Mississippi (8–3) Utah (9–3) Wisconsin (9–3) 25.
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 6
Dropped:
BYU
Wisconsin
Kansas
Dropped:
West Virginia
South Carolina
Mississippi
Dropped:
California
Notre Dame
Oklahoma
Dropped:
Arizona
South Florida
West Virginia
Dropped:
Wisconsin
Stanford
Dropped:
Clemson
North Carolina
Mississippi
Dropped:
California
Houston

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Preseason AP Poll". AP Poll Archive. August 22, 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Breaking down the preseason Top 25". USA Today. August 7, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ http://www.harrisinteractive.com/news/newsletters/bcsnews/BCS_Sept_27_2009.pdf