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