2002 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

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Two human polls and one formulaic ranking make up the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football rankings. 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 primarily 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 the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Standings are released.


Legend[edit]

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

AP poll[edit]

Preseason
Preseason[1]
Week 1
Aug 26[2]
Week 2
Sep 2[3]
Week 3
Sep 8[4]
Week 4
Sep 15[5]
Week 5
Sep 22[6]
Week 6
Sep 29[7]
Week 7
Oct 6[8]
Week 8
Oct 13[9]
Week 9
Oct 20[10]
Week 10
Oct 27[11]
Week 11
Nov 3[12]
Week 12
Nov 10[13]
Week 13
Nov 17[14]
Week 14
Nov 24[15]
Week 15
Dec 1[16]
Week 16
Dec 8[17]
Week 17 (Final)
Jan 4[18]
1. Miami (FL) (27) Miami (FL) (0-0) (27) т Miami (FL) (1-0) (34) Miami (FL) (2-0) (68) Miami (FL) (3-0) (68) Miami (FL) (4-0) (69) Miami (FL) (4-0) (71) Miami (FL) (5-0) (73) Miami (FL) (6-0) (65) Miami (FL) (6-0) (61) Miami (FL) (7-0) (59) Oklahoma (8-0) (42) Miami (FL) (9-0) (74) Miami (FL) (9-0) (74) Miami (FL) (10-0) (71) Miami (FL) (11-0) (73) Miami (FL) (12-0) (74) Ohio State (14-0) (71) 1.
2. Oklahoma (21) Oklahoma (0-0) (27) т Oklahoma (1-0) (21) Oklahoma (2-0) (3) Oklahoma (3-0) (3) Oklahoma (3-0) (3) Texas (4-0) (2) Oklahoma (5-0) Oklahoma (6-0) (9) Oklahoma (7-0) (13) Oklahoma (7-0) (14) Miami (FL) (8-0) (32) Ohio State (11-0) Ohio State (12-0) Ohio State (12-0) Ohio State (12-0) Ohio State (13-0) Miami (FL) (12-1) 2.
3. Florida State (10) Texas (0-0) (13) Texas (1-0) (10) Texas (1-0) (3) Texas (2-0) (3) Texas (3-0) (2) Oklahoma (4-0) (1) Texas (5-0) (1) Virginia Tech (6-0) Virginia Tech (7-0) Virginia Tech (8-0) Ohio State (10-0) Washington State (9-1) Washington State (9-1) Oklahoma (10-1) Iowa (11-1) Iowa (11-1) Georgia (13-1) 3.
4. Texas (13) Tennessee (0-0) (3) Tennessee (1-0) (5) Tennessee (2-0) Tennessee (2-0) Florida State (4-0) Virginia Tech (5-0) Virginia Tech (5-0) Ohio State (7-0) Ohio State (8-0) Notre Dame (8-0) (1) Texas (8-1) Oklahoma (8-1) т Oklahoma (9-1) Iowa (11-1) Georgia (11-1) Georgia (12-1) USC (11-2) 4.
5. Tennessee (3) Florida State (1-0) (4) Florida State (2-0) (4) Florida State (2-0) Florida State (3-0) Virginia Tech (4-0) Ohio State (5-0) Ohio State (6-0) Georgia (6-0) Georgia (7-0) Georgia (8-0) Washington State (8-1) Texas (9-1) т Iowa (11-1) Georgia (10-1) USC (10-2) USC (10-2) Oklahoma (11-2) 5.
6. Florida Florida (0-0) Florida (1-0) Ohio State (2-0) Ohio State (3-0) Ohio State (4-0) Florida (4-1) Georgia (5-0) Oregon (6-0) Notre Dame (7-0) Ohio State (9-0) Iowa (9-1) Iowa (10-1) Georgia (10-1) USC (9-2) Kansas State (10-2) Kansas State (10-2) Texas (11-2) 6.
7. Colorado Colorado (0-0) Michigan (1-0) Michigan (2-0) Virginia Tech (3-0) Florida (3-1) Georgia (4-0) Oregon (5-0) Notre Dame (6-0) Texas (6-1) Texas (7-1) Georgia (8-1) Georgia (9-1) USC (8-2) Notre Dame (10-1) Washington State (9-2) Washington State (10-2) Kansas State (11-2) 7.
8. Georgia Georgia (0-0) Ohio State (1-0) Nebraska (3-0) Georgia (2-0) Georgia (3-0) Oregon (4-0) Notre Dame (5-0) Texas (5-1) Michigan (6-1) Washington State (7-1) Virginia Tech (8-1) USC (7-2) Notre Dame (9-1) Kansas State (10-2) Oklahoma (10-2) Oklahoma (10-2) Iowa (11-2) 8.
9. Washington Nebraska (1-0) Nebraska (2-0) Georgia (1-0) Oregon (3-0) Oregon (4-0) Notre Dame (4-0) Florida State (5-1) Iowa State (6-1) Washington State (6-1) Iowa (8-1) Notre Dame (8-1) Notre Dame (9-1) Alabama (9-2) Washington State (9-2) Texas (10-2) Texas (10-2) Michigan (10-3) 9.
10. Nebraska Ohio State (1-0) Georgia (1-0) Washington State (2-0) Florida (2-1) Notre Dame (4-0) Tennessee (3-1) Tennessee (4-1) Washington State (6-1) LSU (6-1) NC State (9-0) USC (6-2) Alabama (8-2) Kansas State (9-2) Texas (9-2) Penn State (9-3) Penn State (9-3) Washington State (10-3) 10.
11. Washington State Washington (0-0) Washington State (1-0) Virginia Tech (2-0) USC (2-0) Tennessee (2-1) Florida State (4-1) Iowa State (5-1) Michigan (5-1) Florida State (5-2) USC (6-2) Alabama (7-2) Kansas State (8-2) Texas (9-2) Penn State (9-3) Notre Dame (10-2) Notre Dame (10-2) Alabama (10-3) 11.
12. Michigan Washington State (0-0) Virginia Tech (2-0) Florida (1-1) Notre Dame (3-0) Penn State (3-0) Washington (3-1) Washington State (5-1) Florida State (5-2) NC State (8-0) Alabama (6-2) Kansas State (7-2) Michigan (8-2) Michigan (9-2) Michigan (9-3) Colorado (9-3) Michigan (9-3) NC State (11-3) 12.
13. Ohio State Michigan (0-0) Oregon (1-0) Oregon (2-0) Washington (1-1) Washington (2-1) Kansas State (4-0) Michigan (4-1) NC State (7-0) Iowa (7-1) Colorado (6-2) Michigan (7-2) Virginia Tech (8-2) Virginia Tech (8-2) Colorado (8-3) Michigan (9-3) Alabama (10-3) Maryland (11-3) 13.
14. LSU LSU (0-0) Washington (0-1) Washington (1-1) Michigan (2-1) Michigan (3-1) Michigan (4-1) NC State (6-0) LSU (5-1) Oregon (6-1) Kansas State (6-2) NC State (9-1) LSU (7-2) Florida State (8-3) Alabama (9-3) Alabama (10-3) Colorado (9-4) Auburn (9-4) 14.
15. Oregon Oregon (0-0) Michigan State (1-0) Michigan State (2-0) Penn State (2-0) Kansas State (4-0) Iowa State (5-1) Penn State (4-1) Iowa (6-1) USC (5-2) Michigan (6-2) Oregon (7-2) Florida State (7-3) Penn State (8-3) Florida (8-3) West Virginia (9-3) West Virginia (9-3) Boise State (12-1) 15.
16. Virginia Tech Virginia Tech (1-0) Marshall (1-0) Marshall (1-0) Washington State (2-1) Washington State (3-1) NC State (6-0) Florida (4-2) Tennessee (4-2) Tennessee (4-2) Arizona State (7-2) LSU (6-2) Penn State (7-3) Colorado (8-3) Colorado State (10-2) Florida State (9-4) Florida State (9-4) Penn State (9-4) 16.
17. Louisville Louisville (0-0) Colorado (0-1) USC (1-0) NC State (4-0) NC State (5-0) Washington State (4-1) Iowa (5-1) Kansas State (5-1) Iowa State (6-2) LSU (6-2) Florida State (6-3) Colorado (7-3) Pittsburgh (8-2) Pittsburgh (8-3) NC State (10-3) NC State (10-3) Notre Dame (10-3) 17.
18. Michigan State Michigan State (0-0) USC (0-0) Colorado (1-1) Nebraska (3-1) USC (2-1) USC (3-1) LSU (4-1) Air Force (6-0) Penn State (5-2) Florida State (5-3) Colorado (6-3) Pittsburgh (8-2) Maryland (9-2) LSU (8-3) Virginia Tech (9-3) Boise State (11-1) Virginia Tech (9-4) 18.
19. Marshall Marshall (0-0) Colorado State (2-0) NC State (3-0) Texas A&M (2-0) Iowa State (4-1) Wisconsin (5-0) Kansas State (4-1) USC (4-2) Alabama (5-2) Oregon (6-2) Penn State (6-3) Maryland (8-2) Florida (8-3) Boise State (11-1) Boise State (11-1) Auburn (8-4) Pittsburgh (9-4) 19.
20. USC USC (0-0) Texas A&M (1-0) Notre Dame (2-0) UCLA (2-0) Nebraska (3-1) Penn State (3-1) USC (3-2) Penn State (4-2) Kansas State (5-2) Penn State (5-3) Bowling Green (8-0) Florida (7-3) Colorado State (9-2) Auburn (8-4) Auburn (8-4) Maryland (10-3) Colorado (9-5) 20.
21. Maryland Maryland (0-0) NC State (2-0) Texas A&M (2-0) Iowa State (3-1) Wisconsin (5-0) LSU (3-1) Air Force (5-0) Ole Miss (5-1) Colorado (5-2) Bowling Green (7-0) Iowa State (7-3) Colorado State (8-2) LSU (7-3) NC State (10-3) Maryland (10-3) Virginia Tech (9-4) Florida State (9-5) 21.
22. South Carolina South Carolina (0-0) South Carolina (1-0) Wisconsin (3-0) Wisconsin (4-0) LSU (2-1) Alabama (4-1) Washington (3-2) Washington (4-2) Air Force (6-1) Iowa State (6-3) Pittsburgh (7-2) NC State (9-2) TCU (8-1) Virginia Tech (8-3) Arkansas (9-3) Florida (8-4) Virginia (9-5) 22.
23. Texas A&M Texas A&M (0-0) Notre Dame (1-0) UCLA (1-0) California (3-0) Oregon State (4-0) Texas A&M (3-1) Wisconsin (5-1) Colorado (4-2) Arizona State (6-2) Minnesota (7-1) Florida (6-3) Oregon (7-3) Boise State (10-1) Florida State (8-4) Florida (8-4) Colorado State (10-3) TCU (10-2) 23.
24. Penn State Penn State (0-0) LSU (0-1) Colorado State (2-1) LSU (2-1) Texas A&M (2-1) Iowa (4-1) Auburn (4-1) Alabama (4-2) Bowling Green (6-0) Colorado State (7-2) Colorado State (8-2) Auburn (7-3) Texas Tech (8-4) West Virginia (8-4) Colorado State (10-3) Pittsburgh (8-4) Marshall (11-2) 24.
25. Wisconsin NC State (1-0) Wisconsin (2-0) LSU (1-1) Kansas State (3-0) Colorado State (3-1) Colorado State (4-1) Ole Miss (4-1) Bowling Green (5-0) Minnesota (7-1) Tennessee (4-3) Arizona State (7-3) TCU (8-1) UCLA (7-3) Maryland (9-3) Pittsburgh (8-4) Arkansas (9-4) West Virginia (9-4) 25.
Preseason
Preseason[1]
Week 1
Aug 26[2]
Week 2
Sep 2[3]
Week 3
Sep 8[4]
Week 4
Sep 15[5]
Week 5
Sep 22[6]
Week 6
Sep 29[7]
Week 7
Oct 6[8]
Week 8
Oct 13[9]
Week 9
Oct 20[10]
Week 10
Oct 27[11]
Week 11
Nov 3[12]
Week 12
Nov 10[13]
Week 13
Nov 17[14]
Week 14
Nov 24[15]
Week 15
Dec 1[16]
Week 16
Dec 8[17]
Week 17 (Final)
Jan 4[18]
Dropped:
  • Wisconsin
Dropped:
  • Louisville
  • Maryland
  • Penn State
Dropped:
  • South Carolina
Dropped:
  • Michigan State
  • Marshall
  • Colorado
  • Colorado State
Dropped:
  • UCLA
  • California
Dropped:
  • Oregon State
Dropped:
  • Alabama
  • Texas A&M
  • Colorado State
Dropped:
  • Wisconsin
  • Auburn
Dropped:
  • Ole Miss
  • Washington
Dropped:
  • Air Force
Dropped:
  • Tennessee
Dropped:
  • Bowling Green
  • Iowa State
  • Arizona State
Dropped:
  • NC State
  • Oregon
  • Auburn
Dropped:
  • Texas Tech
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • LSU
None Dropped:
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Colorado State

Coaches' poll[edit]

Preseason
Preseason[19]
Week 1
Aug 26[20]
Week 2
Sep 2[21]
Week 3
Sep 8[22]
Week 4
Sep 15[23]
Week 5
Sep 23[24]
Week 6
Sep 30[25]
Week 7
Oct 6[26]
Week 8
Oct 13[27]
Week 9
Oct 20[28]
Week 10
Oct 27[29]
Week 11
Nov 3[30]
Week 12
Nov 10[31]
Week 13
Nov 17[32]
Week 14
Nov 24[33]
Week 15
Dec 1[34]
Week 16
Dec 8[35]
Week 17 (Final)
Jan 5[36]
1. Miami (FL) (34) Miami (FL) (0-0) (42) Miami (FL) (1-0) (49) Miami (FL) (2-0) (58) Miami (FL) (3-0) (58) Miami (FL) (4-0) (59) Miami (FL) (4-0) (59) Miami (FL) (5-0) (60) Miami (FL) (6-0) (58) Miami (FL) (6-0) (55) Miami (FL) (7-0) (53) Miami (FL) (8-0) (47) Miami (FL) (9-0) (61) Miami (FL) (9-0) (61) Miami (FL) (10-0) (60) Miami (FL) (11-0) (60) Miami (FL) (12-0) (61) Ohio State (14-0) (61) 1.
2. Texas (9) Texas (0-0) (10) Texas (1-0) (5) Texas (1-0) (2) Texas (2-0) (2) Texas (3-0) (2) Texas (4-0) (2) Texas (5-0) (1) Oklahoma (6-0) (3) Oklahoma (7-0) (6) Oklahoma (7-0) (7) Oklahoma (8-0) (14) Ohio State (11-0) Ohio State (12-0) Ohio State (13-0) (1) Ohio State (13-0) (1) Ohio State (13-0) Miami (FL) (12-1) 2.
3. Oklahoma (11) Oklahoma (0-0) (7) Oklahoma (1-0) (4) Oklahoma (2-0) Oklahoma (3-0) (1) Oklahoma (3-0) Oklahoma (4-0) Oklahoma (5-0) Virginia Tech (6-0) Virginia Tech (7-0) Virginia Tech (8-0) Ohio State (10-0) Texas (9-1) Washington State (9-1) Iowa (11-1) Iowa (11-1) Iowa (11-1) Georgia (13-1) 3.
4. Florida State (7) Tennessee (0-0) Tennessee (1-0) Tennessee (2-0) Tennessee (2-0) Florida State (4-0) Virginia Tech (5-0) Virginia Tech (5-0) Ohio State (7-0) Ohio State (8-0) Ohio State (9-0) Texas (8-1) Washington State (9-1) Iowa (11-1) Oklahoma (10-1) Georgia (11-1) Georgia (12-1) USC (11-2) 4.
5. Tennessee Florida State (1-0) (2) Florida State (2-0) (2) Florida State (2-0) (1) Florida State (3-0) Virginia Tech (4-0) Ohio State (5-0) Ohio State (6-0) Georgia (6-0) Georgia (7-0) Georgia (8-0) Washington State (8-1) Iowa (10-1) Oklahoma (9-1) Georgia (10-1) USC (10-2) USC (10-2) Oklahoma (12-2) 5.
6. Colorado Colorado (0-0) Florida (1-0) Michigan (2-0) Ohio State (3-0) Ohio State (4-0) Georgia (4-0) Georgia (5-0) Oregon (6-0) Notre Dame (7-0) Notre Dame (8-0) (1) Iowa (9-1) Oklahoma (8-1) Georgia (10-1) USC (9-2) Kansas State (10-2) Kansas State (10-2) Kansas State (11-2) 6.
7. Florida Florida (0-0) Michigan (1-0) Nebraska (3-0) Virginia Tech (3-0) Georgia (3-0) Oregon (4-0) Oregon (5-0) Notre Dame (6-0) Texas (6-1) Texas (7-1) Virginia Tech (8-1) Georgia (9-1) USC (8-2) Notre Dame (10-1) Washington State (9-2) Washington State (10-2) Texas (11-2) 7.
8. Nebraska Nebraska (1-0) Nebraska (2-0) Ohio State (2-0) Georgia (2-0) Oregon (4-0) Florida (4-1) Notre Dame (5-0) Texas (5-1) Michigan (6-1) NC State (9-0) Georgia (8-1) USC (7-2) Notre Dame (9-1) Kansas State (10-2) Texas (10-2) Oklahoma (11-2) Iowa (11-2) 8.
9. Washington Washington (0-0) Ohio State (1-0) Virginia Tech (2-0) Oregon (3-0) Florida (3-1) Notre Dame (4-0) Tennessee (4-1) Michigan (5-1) NC State (8-0) Washington State (7-1) USC (6-2) Notre Dame (9-1) Michigan (9-2) Washington State (9-2) Oklahoma (10-2) Texas (10-2) Michigan (10-3) 9.
10. Michigan Michigan (0-0) Virginia Tech (2-0) Georgia (1-0) Florida (2-1) Notre Dame (4-0) Tennessee (3-1) Michigan (4-1) NC State (7-0) LSU (6-1) Iowa (8-1) Notre Dame (8-1) Michigan (8-2) Kansas State (9-2) Texas (9-2) Penn State (9-3) Penn State (9-3) Washington State (10-3) 10.
11. Georgia Ohio State (1-0) Georgia (1-0) Washington State (2-0) USC (2-0) Tennessee (2-1) Florida State (4-1) NC State (6-0) Washington State (6-1) Washington State (6-1) USC (6-2) Michigan (7-2) Kansas State (8-2) Texas (9-2) Florida (8-3) Michigan (9-3) Michigan (9-3) NC State (11-3) 11.
12. Ohio State Georgia (0-0) Washington State (1-0) Oregon (2-0) Notre Dame (3-0) Penn State (3-0) Washington (3-1) Florida State (5-1) LSU (5-1) Oregon (6-1) Colorado (6-2) Kansas State (7-2) LSU (7-2) Virginia Tech (8-2) Penn State (9-3) Colorado (9-3) Notre Dame (10-2) Boise State (12-1) 12.
13. LSU Washington State (0-0) Oregon (1-0) Florida (1-1) Washington (1-1) Washington (2-1) Michigan (4-1) Washington State (5-1) Iowa State (6-1) Florida State (5-2) Michigan (6-2) NC State (9-1) Virginia Tech (8-2) Florida (8-3) Colorado State (10-2) Notre Dame (10-2) West Virginia (9-3) Maryland (11-3) 13.
14. Washington State LSU (0-0) Washington (0-1) Washington (1-1) Michigan (2-1) Michigan (3-1) NC State (6-0) Iowa State (5-1) Florida State (5-2) Iowa (7-1) Kansas State (6-2) LSU (6-2) Florida (7-3) Florida State (8-3) Michigan (9-3) Virginia Tech (9-3) Colorado (9-4) Virginia Tech (10-4) 14.
15. Oregon Oregon (0-0) Michigan State (1-0) Michigan State (2-0) Penn State (2-0) NC State (5-0) Wisconsin (5-0) LSU (4-1) Air Force (6-0) Tennessee (4-2) LSU (6-2) Oregon (7-2) Florida State (7-3) Colorado State (9-2) Colorado (8-3) Boise State (11-1) Boise State (11-1) Penn State (9-4) 15.
16. Virginia Tech Virginia Tech (1-0) USC (0-0) USC (1-0) NC State (4-0) Wisconsin (5-0) Kansas State (4-0) Florida (4-2) Iowa (6-1) USC (5-2) Oregon (6-2) Bowling Green (8-0) Penn State (7-3) Penn State (8-3) Boise State (11-1) West Virginia (9-3) Florida State (9-4) Auburn (9-4) 16.
17. Louisville Michigan State (0-0) Colorado (0-1) Marshall (1-0) Wisconsin (4-0) Kansas State (4-0) Washington State (4-1) Penn State (4-1) Washington (4-2) Penn State (5-2) Arizona State (7-2) Florida (6-3) Colorado State (8-2) Colorado (8-3) LSU (8-3) NC State (10-3) NC State (10-3) Notre Dame (10-3) 17.
18. Michigan State Louisville (0-0) Marshall (1-0) Wisconsin (3-0) Washington State (2-1) Washington State (3-1) Iowa State (5-1) Washington (3-2) Tennessee (4-2) Iowa State (6-2) Bowling Green (7-0) Florida State (6-3) Colorado (7-3) Maryland (9-2) Pittsburgh (8-3) Florida State (9-4) Maryland (10-3) Pittsburgh (9-4) 18.
19. USC USC (0-0) South Carolina (1-0) Colorado (1-1) Nebraska (3-1) Nebraska (3-1) LSU (3-1) Air Force (5-0) Kansas State (5-1) Air Force (6-1) Minnesota (7-1) Penn State (6-3) Maryland (8-2) Pittsburgh (8-2) Virginia Tech (8-3) Maryland (10-3) Virginia Tech (9-4) Marshall (11-2) 19.
20. Maryland Maryland (0-0) Colorado State (2-0) NC State (3-0) LSU (2-1) LSU (2-1) USC (3-1) Iowa (5-1) USC (4-2) Colorado (5-2) Florida State (5-3) Colorado State (8-2) NC State (9-2) LSU (7-3) NC State (10-3) Florida (8-4) Florida (8-4) West Virginia (9-4) 20.
21. Marshall South Carolina (0-0) Wisconsin (2-0) Notre Dame (2-0) Texas A&M (2-0) Iowa State (4-1) Penn State (3-1) Auburn (4-1) Penn State (4-2) Kansas State (5-2) Penn State (5-3) Colorado (6-3) Pittsburgh (8-2) Boise State (10-1) West Virginia (8-3) Colorado State (10-3) Colorado State (10-3) Colorado (9-5) 21.
22. South Carolina Marshall (0-0) NC State (2-0) LSU (1-1) UCLA (2-0) USC (2-1) Colorado State (4-1) Wisconsin (5-1) Mississippi (5-1) Bowling Green (6-0) Florida (5-3) Iowa State (7-3) Oregon (7-3) TCU (8-1) Florida State (8-4) Arkansas (9-3) Auburn (8-4) TCU (10-2) 22.
23. Wisconsin Penn State (0-0) LSU (0-1) Texas A&M (2-0) Kansas State (3-0) Colorado State (3-1) Texas A&M (3-1) Kansas State (4-1) Bowling Green (5-0) Florida (5-3) Iowa State (6-3) Pittsburgh (7-2) Boise State (9-1) Texas Tech (8-4) Maryland (9-3) Auburn (8-4) Pittsburgh (8-4) Florida State (9-5) 23.
24. Penn State NC State (1-0) Notre Dame (1-0) BYU (2-0) Iowa State (3-1) Oregon State (4-0) Auburn (4-1) USC (3-2) Florida (4-3) Minnesota (7-1) Colorado State (7-2) Arizona State (7-3) TCU (8-1) UCLA (7-3) Hawaii (9-2) Pittsburgh (8-4) Marshall (10-2) Florida (9-5) 24.
25. NC State Wisconsin (1-0) Penn State (1-0) Penn State (1-0) Colorado State (3-1) Auburn (3-1) Air Force (4-0) UCLA (4-1) Colorado (4-2) Arizona State (6-2) Marshall (6-1) Maryland (7-2) Bowling Green (8-1) Hawaii (8-2) Auburn (8-4) LSU (8-4) LSU (8-4) Virginia (9-5) 25.
Preseason
Preseason[19]
Week 1
Aug 26[20]
Week 2
Sep 2[21]
Week 3
Sep 8[22]
Week 4
Sep 15[23]
Week 5
Sep 23[24]
Week 6
Sep 30[25]
Week 7
Oct 6[26]
Week 8
Oct 13[27]
Week 9
Oct 20[28]
Week 10
Oct 27[29]
Week 11
Nov 3[30]
Week 12
Nov 10[31]
Week 13
Nov 17[32]
Week 14
Nov 24[33]
Week 15
Dec 1[34]
Week 16
Dec 8[35]
Week 17 (Final)
Jan 5[36]
None Dropped:
  • Louisville
  • Maryland
Dropped:
  • South Carolina
  • Colorado State
Dropped:
  • Michigan State
  • Marshall
  • Colorado
  • BYU
Dropped:
  • Texas A&M
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • Oregon State
  • Nebraska
Dropped:
  • Colorado State
  • Texas A&M
Dropped:
  • Auburn
  • Wisconsin
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • Washington
  • Mississippi
Dropped:
  • Tennessee
  • Air Force
Dropped:
  • Minnesota
  • Marshall
Dropped:
  • Iowa State
  • Arizona State
Dropped:
  • NC State
  • Oregon
  • Bowling Green
Dropped:
  • TCU
  • Texas Tech
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • Hawaii
Dropped:
  • Arkansas
Dropped:
  • Colorado State
  • LSU

BCS Standings[edit]

The Bowl Championship Series determined the two teams that competed in the BCS National Championship Game, the 2003 Fiesta Bowl.

Week 9
Oct 21[37]
Week 10
Oct 28
Week 11
Nov 4
Week 12
Nov 11
Week 13
Nov 18
Week 14
Nov 25
Week 15
Dec 2
Week 16 (Final)
Dec 8[38]
1. Oklahoma (7-0) Oklahoma (7-0) Oklahoma (8-0) Ohio State (11-0) Miami (FL) (9-0) Miami (FL) (10-0) Miami (FL) (11-0) Miami (FL) (12-0) 1.
2. Miami (FL) (6-0) Miami (FL) (7-0) Ohio State (10-0) Miami (FL) (9-0) Ohio State (12-0) Ohio State (13-0) Ohio State (13-0) Ohio State (13-0) 2.
3. Notre Dame (7-0) Notre Dame (8-0) Miami (FL) (8-0) Washington State (9-1) Washington State (9-1) Oklahoma (10-1) Georgia (11-1) Georgia (12-1) 3.
4. Virginia Tech (7-0) Georgia (8-0) Texas (8-1) Oklahoma (8-1) Oklahoma (9-1) Georgia (10-1) USC (10-2) USC (10-2) 4.
5. Georgia (7-0) Ohio State (9-0) Washington State (8-1) Texas (9-1) Georgia (10-1) Iowa (11-1) Iowa (11-1) Iowa (11-1) 5.
6. Ohio State (8-0) Virginia Tech (8-0) Georgia (8-1) Georgia (9-1) Notre Dame (9-1) USC (9-2) Washington State (9-2) Washington State (10-2) 6.
7. Washington State (6-1) Texas (7-1) Notre Dame (8-1) Notre Dame (9-1) Iowa (10-1) Notre Dame (10-1) Oklahoma (10-2) Oklahoma (11-2) 7.
8. Michigan (6-1) Washington State (7-1) Iowa (9-1) Iowa (10-1) USC (8-2) Washington State (9-2) Kansas State (10-2) Kansas State (10-2) 8.
9. LSU (6-1) NC State (9-0) USC (6-2) USC (7-2) Michigan (9-2) Texas (9-2) Texas (10-2) Notre Dame (10-2) 9.
10. Texas (6-1) Iowa (8-1) Virginia Tech (8-1) Michigan (8-2) Texas (9-2) Kansas State (10-2) Notre Dame (10-2) Texas (10-2) 10.
11. NC State (8-0) USC (6-2) Michigan (7-2) Florida State (7-3) Kansas State (9-2) Michigan (9-3) Michigan (9-3) Michigan (9-3) 11.
12. Florida State (5-2) Colorado (6-2) NC State (9-1) Kansas State (8-2) Florida State (8-3) Colorado (8-3) Colorado (9-3) Penn State (9-3) 12.
13. Iowa (7-1) Michigan (6-2) Florida State (6-3) LSU (7-2) Colorado (8-3) Florida (8-3) Penn State (9-3) Colorado (9-4) 13.
14. USC (5-2) LSU (6-2) Florida (6-3) Florida (7-3) Florida (8-3) Penn State (9-3) Florida State (9-4) Florida State (9-4) 14.
15. Oregon (6-1) Kansas State (6-2) Kansas State (7-2) Penn State (7-3) Penn State (8-3) Colorado State (10-2) West Virginia (9-3) West Virginia (9-3) 15.
Week 9
Oct 21[37]
Week 10
Oct 28
Week 11
Nov 4
Week 12
Nov 11
Week 13
Nov 18
Week 14
Nov 25
Week 15
Dec 2
Week 16 (Final)
Dec 8[38]
Dropped:
  • Florida State
  • Oregon
Dropped:
  • LSU
Dropped:
  • NC State
Dropped:
  • LSU
Dropped:
  • Florida State
Dropped:
  • Florida
  • Colorado State
None

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