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