Polls - Pre-Season (Aug 3 - Sep 4)
First Place Votes in Parentheses
Records include games against Division I opponents only.
AP Poll
# Team Record Pts Prev
1 Alabama (52) 4-0 1513 2
2 Ohio State (3) 3-1 1414 6
3 Florida State (4) 0-2 1396 8
4 USC (2) 4-0 1325 3
5 Clemson 4-0 1201 1
6 Penn State 4-0 1196 7
7 Oklahoma 4-0 1170 5
8 Washington 4-0 1150 4
9 Wisconsin 3-0 926 9
10 Oklahoma State 3-1 889 11
11 Michigan 4-0 881 10
12 Auburn 3-1 880 24
13 LSU 3-1 784 13
14 Stanford 2-2 695 12
15 Georgia 4-0 690 NR
16 Louisville 3-1 629 21
17 Florida 2-1 624 14
18 Miami (FL) 2-0 492 20
19 South Florida 4-0 327 19
20 Kansas State 2-1 317 26
21 Virginia Tech 4-0 240 16
22 West Virginia 3-1 207 18
23 Texas 1-2 173 NR
24 Washington State 4-0 133 40
25 Tennessee 3-1 114 22
# Team Record Pts Prev
26 TCU 4-0 98 NR
27 Utah 4-0 85 23
28 Notre Dame 3-1 65 NR
29 Boise State 2-2 37 32
30 North Carolina State 3-1 26 NR
31 Northwestern 2-1 25 NR
32 Pittsburgh 1-3 23 31
33 Oregon 3-1 21 NR
34 Houston 2-1 19 37
35 Colorado 3-1 18 17
36 San Diego State 4-0 9 25
36 UCLA 2-2 9 NR
38 BYU 1-3 5 36
39 Appalachian State 2-2 4 NR
39 Nebraska 2-2 4 28
39 Tulsa 1-3 4 35
42 Kentucky 3-1 3 NR
42 Texas A&M 3-1 3 NR
44 Michigan State 2-1 1 NR
Coaches Poll
# Team Record Pts Prev
1 Alabama (49) 4-0 1603 2
2 Ohio State (5) 3-1 1512 6
3 Florida State (4) 0-2 1434 8
4 USC 4-0 1415 5
5 Clemson (7) 4-0 1367 1
6 Penn State 4-0 1257 7
7 Washington 4-0 1245 4
8 Oklahoma 4-0 1237 3
9 Michigan 4-0 959 10
10 Wisconsin 3-0 936 9
11 Oklahoma State 3-1 912 11
12 LSU 3-1 834 14
13 Auburn 3-1 819 22
14 Stanford 2-2 732 12
15 Georgia 4-0 701 36
16 Florida 2-1 681 13
17 Louisville 3-1 676 20
18 Miami (FL) 2-0 472 23
19 Kansas State 2-1 339 27
20 West Virginia 3-1 319 17
21 South Florida 4-0 247 19
22 Virginia Tech 4-0 235 16
23 Texas 1-2 193 NR
24 Tennessee 3-1 155 24
25 Utah 4-0 109 21
# Team Record Pts Prev
26 Washington State 4-0 99 39
27 Colorado 3-1 72 15
28 TCU 4-0 58 NR
29 Boise State 2-2 49 30
29 Notre Dame 3-1 49 NR
31 Texas A&M 3-1 46 NR
32 Pittsburgh 1-3 45 NR
33 North Carolina State 3-1 39 NR
34 Oregon 3-1 37 NR
35 Northwestern 2-1 25 NR
36 Nebraska 2-2 23 26
37 Memphis 3-0 22 NR
37 Arkansas 1-2 22 39
39 Mississippi State 3-1 19 NR
40 San Diego State 4-0 18 25
41 Appalachian State 2-2 11 NR
42 BYU 1-3 10 42
42 Georgia Tech 2-1 10 28
42 Tulsa 1-3 10 34
45 Wyoming 2-2 9 NR
46 Western Michigan 2-2 8 18
46 Temple 2-2 8 33
46 North Carolina 1-3 8 NR
49 Houston 2-1 7 NR
50 Troy 3-1 6 39
50 Minnesota 3-0 6 35
52 Iowa 3-1 5 32
53 Louisiana Tech 2-2 4 NR
54 Syracuse 2-2 3 NR
55 Arizona 2-2 2 NR
56 Army 2-2 1 NR
56 Colorado State 2-2 1 NR
56 Michigan State 2-1 1 NR
56 Maryland 2-1 1 NR
56 Toledo 3-1 1 NR
56 UCLA 2-2 1 NR