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Two human polls and one formulaic ranking make up the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football rankings, in addition to various publications' preseason polls. 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 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, one additional poll is released; the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Rankings.

BCS rankingsEdit

The 2004 BCS rankings were based on a formula composed of the Coaches Poll, the AP Poll, and six computer rankings. These rankings are usually released beginning with the eight week of the season. It is the results of this poll that decide which teams play in which bowl games as well as which two teams will play in the BCS National Championship Game. The BCS Rankings are generated by taking the points received in each poll individually, and dividing by the total points that a single team could earn if they were ranked #1 by every member. For example, the maximum total points in the Coaches Poll is 1550, and if a team earns 1387 points, their score in the BCS for the Coaches Poll would be .895. The BCS Rankings then does the same for the AP Poll. Next, the highest and lowest rankings of the 6 computer rankings are dropped, the remaining 4 combined with the points (again awarded by position) and divided by 100. The three percentages are then averaged, and the highest average is then awarded 1st place in the BCS Rankings.

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1. USC (6-0) USC (7-0 USC (8-0) USC (9-0) USC (10-0) USC (10-0) USC (11-0) USC (12-0) 1.
2. Miami (5-0) Oklahoma (6-0) Oklahoma (7-0) Oklahoma (8-0) Oklahoma (9-0) Oklahoma (10-0) Oklahoma (11-0) Oklahoma (12-0) 2.
3. Oklahoma (6-0) Miami (6-0) Auburn (9-0) Auburn (9-0) Auburn (10-0) Auburn (11-0) Auburn (11-0) Auburn (12-0) 3.
4. Auburn (7-0) Auburn (8-0) California (6-1) California (7-1) California (8-1) California (9-1) California (10-1) Texas (10-1) 4.
5. Florida State (5-1) Florida State (6-1) Wisconsin (9-0) Wisconsin (9-0) Texas (9-1) Texas (9-1) Texas (10-1) California (10-1) 5.
6. Wisconsin (7-0) Utah (7-0) Utah (8-0) Texas (8-1) Utah (10-0) Utah (11-0) Utah (11-0) Utah (11-0) 6.
7. Utah (6-0) Wisconsin (8-0) Texas (7-1) Utah (9-0) Michigan (9-1) Boise State (10-0) Georgia (9-2) Georgia (9-2) 7.
8. California (4-1) California (5-1) Tennessee (7-1) Georgia (8-1) Florida State (8-2) Georgia (8-2) Boise State (11-0) Virginia Tech (10-2) 8.
9. Tennessee (5-1) Georgia (6-1) Georgia (7-1) Michigan (8-1) Boise State (9-0) Miami (8-2) Louisville (9-1) Boise State (11-0) 9.
10. Georgia (5-1) Texas (6-1) Miami (6-1) Boise State (8-0) Louisville (7-1) Louisville (8-1) Miami (8-2) Louisville (10-1) 10.
11. Texas (5-1) Tennessee (6-1) Michigan (8-1) Virginia (7-1) Georgia (8-2) Iowa (9-2) LSU (9-2) LSU (9-2) 11.
12. Purdue (5-1) Michigan (7-1) Boise State (8-0) Florida State (7-2) Miami (7-2) Michigan (9-2) Virginia Tech (9-2) Iowa (9-2) 12.
13. Michigan (6-1) Boise State (7-0) Florida State (6-2) West Virginia (8-1) Wisconsin (9-1) LSU (8-2) Iowa (9-2) Michigan (9-2) 13.
14. Boise State (6-0) Texas A&M (6-1) Virginia (6-1) Louisville (6-1) Arizona State (8-2) Virginia Tech (8-2) Michigan (9-2) Miami (8-3) 14.
15. Virginia (5-1) Arizona State (6-1) Louisville (5-1) Tennessee (7-2) Virginia Tech (7-2) Tennessee (8-2) Tennessee (9-2) Tennessee (9-3) 15.
16. Texas A&M (5-1) Virginia (6-1) West Virginia (7-1) Arizona State (7-2) LSU (7-2) Arizona State (8-2) Florida State (8-3) Florida State (8-3) 16.
17. Louisville (4-1) Louisville (5-1) LSU (6-2) Miami (6-2) Tennessee (7-2) Virginia (8-2) Wisconsin (9-2) Wisconsin (9-2) 17.
18. Arizona State (5-1) West Virginia (6-1) Arizona State (6-2) Virginia Tech (7-2) Iowa (8-2) Florida State (8-3) Virginia (8-3) Virginia (8-3) 18.
19. LSU (4-2) Oklahoma State (6-1) Oklahoma State (6-2) LSU (6-2) Virginia (7-2) Texas A&M (7-3) Arizona State (8-3) Arizona State (8-3) 19.
20. West Virginia (5-1) LSU (5-2) Virginia Tech (6-2) Iowa (7-2) Texas A&M (7-3) Wisconsin (9-2) Texas A&M (7-4) Texas A&M (7-4) 20.
21. Oklahoma State (5-1) Purdue (5-2) Iowa (6-2) Texas A&M (6-3) Boston College (7-2) Boston College (8-2) Texas Tech (7-4) Pittsburgh (8-3) 21.
22. Florida (4-2) Virginia Tech (5-2) Texas A&M (6-2) Oklahoma State (6-3) Oklahoma State (6-3) Oklahoma State (7-3) Florida (7-4) Texas Tech (7-4) 22.
23. Notre Dame (5-2) Iowa (5-2) Southern Miss (5-1) Boston College (6-2) West Virginia (8-2) West Virginia (8-2) Pittsburgh (7-2) Florida (7-4) 23.
24. UAB (5-1) UTEP (5-2) UTEP (6-2) UTEP (6-2) UTEP (7-2) UTEP (8-2) Oklahoma State (7-4) Oklahoma State (7-4) 24.
25. Virginia Tech (5-2) Minnesota (6-2) Boston College (6-2) Notre Dame (6-3) Bowling Green (8-2) Bowling Green (8-2) Ohio State (7-4) Ohio State (7-4) 25.
Week 8
Oct 16
Week 9
Oct 23
Week 10
Oct 30
Week 11
Nov 6
Week 12
Nov 13
Week 13
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Nov 27
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Florida
Notre Dame
UAB
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Purdue
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Minnesota
Dropped:
Notre Dame
Southern Miss
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UTEP
Bowling Green
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West Virginia
Boston College
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AP pollEdit

The AP Poll is the oldest poll still in use. This poll is compiled by sportswriters across the nation. This season would be the last season that the AP Poll would be included in the BCS formula. The AP believed that the BCS undermined the independence and integrity of the poll and could hurt the AP's reputation.[1] The poll operates identically to the Coaches Poll.

Week 1
Aug 19
Week 2
Sept 2
Week 3
Sept 9
Week 4
Sept 16
Week 5
Sept 23
Week 6
Sept 30
Week 7
Oct 7
Week 8
Oct 14
Week 9
Oct 21
Week 10
Oct 28
Week 11
Nov 4
Week 12
Nov 11
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Week 14
Nov 25
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Dec 2
Week 16
Dec 9
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1. USC (48) (0-0) USC USC (51) (1-0) USC (52) (2-0) USC (54) (3-0) USC (46) (4-0) USC (48) (4-0) USC (41) (5-0) USC (50) (6-0) USC (50) (7-0) USC (56) (8-0) USC (52) (9-0) USC (51) (10-0) USC (48) (10-0) USC (52) (11-0) USC (44) (12-0) USC* (62) (13-0) 1.
2. Oklahoma (11) (0-0) Oklahoma Oklahoma (10) (1-0) Oklahoma (10) (2-0) Oklahoma (10) (3-0) Oklahoma (18) (3-0) Oklahoma (15) (4-0) Oklahoma (23) (5-0) Oklahoma (13) (6-0) Oklahoma (13) (7-0) Oklahoma (8) (8-0) Oklahoma (10) (9-0) Oklahoma (8) (10-0) (t) Oklahoma (9) (11-0) Oklahoma (7) (11-0) Oklahoma (16) (12-0) Auburn (3) (13-0) 2.
3. Georgia (5) (0-0) Georgia Georgia (4) (1-0) Georgia (3) (2-0) Georgia (1) (3-0) Georgia (1) (3-0) Georgia (2) (4-0) Miami (4-0) Auburn (2) (7-0) Auburn (2) (8-0) Auburn (1) (9-0) Auburn (3) (9-0) Auburn (6) (10-0) (t) Auburn (8) (11-0) Auburn (6) (11-0) Auburn (7) (12-0) Oklahoma (12-1) 3.
4. LSU (1) (0-0) LSU Florida State (0-0) Miami, FL (1-0) Miami (2-0) Miami (3-0) Miami (4-0) Auburn (6-0) Miami (5-0) Miami (6-0) California (6-1) Wisconsin (9-0) California (8-1) California (9-1) California (9-1) California (10-1) Utah (12-0) 4.
5. Florida State (0-0) Florida State Miami (0-0) LSU (2-0) Texas (2-0) Texas (3-0) Texas (4-0) Purdue (5-0) Florida State (5-1) Florida State (6-1) Wisconsin (8-0) California (7-1) Utah (10-0) Utah (11-0) Utah (11-0) Utah (11-0) Texas (11-1) 5.
6. Miami (0-0) Miami LSU (1-0) Texas (2-0) West Virginia (3-0) West Virginia (4-0) Auburn (5-0) Virginia (5-0) Wisconsin (7-0) Wisconsin (8-0) Texas (7-1) Texas (8-1) Texas (9-1) Texas (9-1) Texas (10-1) Texas (10-1) Louisville (11-1) 6.
7. Texas (0-0) Texas Texas (1-0) West Virginia (2-0) Ohio State (3-0) Ohio State (3-0) California (3-0) Florida State (4-1) California (4-1) California (5-1) Utah (8-0) Utah (9-0) Michigan (9-1) Louisville (8-1) Louisville (9-1) Louisville (10-1) Georgia (10-2) 7.
8. Michigan (0-0) Michigan Michigan (1-0) Florida State (0-1) Florida State (1-1) Auburn (4-0) Florida State (3-1) California (3-1) Texas (5-1) Texas (6-1) Georgia (7-1) Georgia (8-1) Louisville (7-1) Georgia (8-2) Georgia (9-2) Georgia (9-2) Iowa (10-2) 8.
9. Ohio State (0-0) Ohio State Ohio State (1-0) Ohio State (2-0) Auburn (3-0) Florida State (2-1) Purdue (4-0) Texas (4-1) Utah (6-0) Utah (7-0) Tennessee (7-1) Michigan (8-1) Wisconsin (9-1) Miami (8-2) Miami (8-2) Virginia Tech (10-2) California (10-2) 9.
10. West Virginia (0-0) West Virginia West Virginia (1-0) California (2-0) California (2-0) California (2-0) Virginia (4-0) Wisconsin (6-0) Georgia (5-1) Georgia (6-1) Michigan (8-1) Virginia (7-1) Florida State (8-2) Boise State (10-0) Virginia Tech (9-2) Boise State (11-0) Virginia Tech (10-3) 10.
11. Florida (0-0) Florida Florida (0-0) Florida (1-0) Tennessee (2-0) Tennessee (3-0) Utah (5-0) Utah (5-0) Tennessee (5-1) Tennessee (6-1) Miami (6-1) Florida State (7-2) Georgia (8-2) Virginia Tech (8-2) Boise State (11-0) Iowa (9-2) Miami (9-3) 11.
12. Kansas State (0-0) Kansas State California (1-0) Virginia (2-0) Virginia (3-0) Virginia (4-0) Florida (3-1) Georgia (4-1) Purdue (5-1) Michigan (7-1) Virginia (6-1) Louisville (6-1) Miami (7-2) Iowa (9-2) Iowa (9-2) LSU (9-2) Boise State (11-1) 12.
13. California (0-0) California Kansas State (1-0) Tennessee (1-0) LSU (2-1) LSU (3-1) Minnesota (5-0) Tennessee (4-1) Michigan (6-1) Virginia (6-1) Florida State (6-2) West Virginia (8-1) Boise State (9-0) Michigan (9-2) LSU (9-2) Michigan (9-2) Tennessee (10-3) 13.
14. Tennessee (0-0) Tennessee Tennessee (1-0) Auburn (2-0) Utah (3-0) Utah (4-0) Michigan (4-1) Michigan (5-1) Virginia (5-1) Louisville (5-1) Louisville (5-1) Boise State (8-0) LSU (7-2) LSU (8-2) Michigan (9-2) Miami (8-3) Michigan (9-3) 14.
15. Clemson (0-0) Clemson Virginia (1-0) Utah (2-0) Purdue (2-0) Purdue (3-0) Wisconsin (5-0) Arizona State (5-0) West Virginia (5-1) (t) West Virginia (6-1) West Virginia (7-1) Tennessee (7-2) Tennessee (7-2) (t) Tennessee (8-2) Tennessee (9-2) Tennessee (9-3) Florida State (9-3) 15.
16. Virginia (0-0) Virginia Iowa (1-0) Iowa (2-0) Florida (1-1) Florida (2-1) West Virginia (4-1) Oklahoma State (5-0) Louisville (4-1) (t) Texas A&M (6-1) Boise State (8-0) Virginia Tech (7-2) Virginia Tech (7-2) (t) Virginia (8-2) Florida State (8-3) Wisconsin (9-2) LSU (9-3) 16.
17. Auburn (0-0) Auburn Utah (1-0) Michigan (1-1) Fresno State (3-0) Fresno State (3-0) Tennessee (3-1) West Virginia (4-1) Texas A&M (5-1) Purdue (5-2) LSU (6-2) LSU (6-2) Iowa (8-2) Boston College (8-2) Wisconsin (9-2) Florida State (8-3) Wisconsin (9-3) 17.
18. Missouri (0-0) Missouri Auburn (1-0) Purdue (2-0) Michigan (2-1) Minnesota (4-0) Ohio State (3-1) Louisville (4-0) LSU (4-2) Boise State (7-0) Virginia Tech (6-2) Miami (6-2) Virginia (7-2) Arizona State (8-2) Virginia (8-3) Virginia (8-3) Texas Tech (8-4) 18.
19. Iowa (0-0) Iowa Missouri (1-0) Fresno State (2-0) Minnesota (3-0) Michigan (3-1) Arizona State (5-0) Minnesota (5-1) Boise State (6-0) LSU (5-2) Oklahoma State (6-2) Iowa (7-2) Boston College (7-2) Florida State (8-3) Pittsburgh (7-3) Pittsburgh (8-3) Arizona State (9-3) 19.
20. Utah (0-0) Utah Clemson (1-0) Wisconsin (2-0) Wisconsin (3-0) Wisconsin (4-0) Louisville (4-0) LSU (4-2) Florida (4-2) Arizona State (6-1) (t) Iowa (6-2) Arizona State (7-2) Arizona State (8-2) Wisconsin (9-2) Florida (7-4) Florida (7-4) Ohio State (8-4) 20.
21. Wisconsin (0-0) Wisconsin Wisconsin (1-0) Maryland (2-0) Boise State (3-0) Arizona State (4-0) Boise State (5-0) Boise State (5-0) Arizona State (5-1) Oklahoma State (6-1) (t) Southern Miss (5-1) Boston College (6-2) West Virginia (8-2) West Virginia (8-2) Arizona State (8-3) Arizona State (8-3) Boston College (9-3) 21.
22. Maryland (0-0) Maryland Minnesota (1-0) Minnesota (2-0) Arizona State (3-0) Louisville (3-0) Oklahoma State (4-0) Florida (3-2) Oklahoma State (5-1) Virginia Tech (5-2) Texas A&M (6-2) Texas A&M (6-3) Texas A&M (7-3) Texas A&M (7-3) Texas A&M (7-4) Texas A&M (7-4) Fresno State (9-3) 22.
23. Oregon (0-0) Oregon Maryland (1-0) Boise State (2-0) Maryland (2-1) Boise State (4-0) Maryland (3-1) Texas A&M (4-1) Virginia Tech (5-2) Iowa (5-2) Arizona State (6-2) UTEP (6-2) Oklahoma State (7-3) Oklahoma State (7-3) Boston College (8-3) Texas Tech (7-4) Virginia (8-4) 23.
24. Purdue (0-0) Purdue Oregon (0-0) Louisville (2-0) Louisville (2-0) Maryland (3-1) LSU (3-2) Southern Miss (4-0) Notre Dame (5-2) Minnesota (6-2) Boston College (5-2) Notre Dame (6-3) UTEP (7-2) UTEP (8-2) Texas Tech (7-4) Ohio State (7-4) Navy (10-2) 24.
25. Minnesota (0-0) Minnesota Purdue (1-0) Memphis (2-0) Oklahoma State (3-0) Oklahoma State (3-0) South Carolina (4-1) Ohio State (3-2) Iowa (4-2) Southern Miss (5-1) UTEP (6-2) Oklahoma State (6-3) Bowling Green (8-2) Florida (7-4) Ohio State (7-4) Boston College (8-3) Pittsburgh (8-4) 25.
Week 1
Aug 19
Week 2
Sept 2
Week 3
Sept 9
Week 4
Sept 16
Week 5
Sept 23
Week 6
Sept 30
Week 7
Oct 7
Week 8
Oct 14
Week 9
Oct 21
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
Dec 9
Week 17
Final
Dropped:
Kansas State
Missouri
Clemson
Oregon
Dropped:
Iowa
Memphis
Dropped:
Fresno State
Dropped:
Maryland
South Carolina
Dropped:
Minnesota
Southern Miss
Ohio State
Dropped:
Florida
Notre Dame
Dropped:
Purdue
Minnesota
Dropped:
Southern Miss
Dropped:
Notre Dame
Dropped:
Bowling Green
Dropped:
West Virginia
Oklahoma State
UTEP
Dropped:
Florida
Texas A&M

Coaches PollEdit

The Coaches Poll is the 2nd oldest poll still in use after the AP Poll. It is compiled by a rotating group of 62 college football Division I head coaches. Each voting member ranks teams from 1 to 25 . Each team then receives points for their ranking in reverse order: Number 1 earns 25 points, number 2 earns 24 points, and so forth. The points are then combined and the team with the highest points is then ranked #1; second highest is ranked #2 and so forth. Only the top 25 teams with points are ranked, with teams receiving first place votes noted the quantity next to their name. Any team receiving votes after the top 25 are listed after the top 25 by their point totals. However, these are not real rankings: They are not considered #26, #27, etc. The maximum points a single team can earn is 1550.

Week 1
Aug 4
Week 2
Sept 2
Week 3
Sept 9
Week 4
Sept 16
Week 5
Sept 23
Week 6
Sept 30
Week 7
Oct 7
Week 8
Oct 14
Week 9
Oct 21
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
Dec 9
Week 17
Final
1. USC (44) (0-0) USC (43) (1-0) USC (47) (1-0) USC (47) (2-0) USC (48) (3-0) USC (45) (4-0) USC (46) (4-0) USC (45) (5-0) USC (50) (6-0) USC (49) (7-0) USC (52) (8-0) USC (50) (9-0) USC (51) (10-0) USC (48) (10-0) USC (48) (11-0) USC (12-0) USC# (61) (13-0) 1.
2. Oklahoma (12) (0-0) Oklahoma (12) (0-0) Oklahoma (10) (1-0) Oklahoma (11) (2-0) Oklahoma (12) (3-0) Oklahoma (14) (3-0) Oklahoma (12) (4-0) Oklahoma (15) (5-0) Oklahoma (10) (6-0) Oklahoma (11) (7-0) Oklahoma (8) (8-0) Oklahoma (10) (9-0) Oklahoma (6) (10-0) Oklahoma (7) (11-0) Oklahoma (6) (11-0) Oklahoma (12-0) Auburn (13-0) 2.
3. LSU (5) (0-0) LSU (6) (0-0) Georgia (3) (1-0) Georgia (2) (2-0) Georgia (3-0) Georgia (3-0) Georgia (1) (4-0) Miami, FL (1) (4-0) Miami, FL (1) (5-0) Miami, FL (1) (6-0) Auburn (1) (9-0) Auburn (1) (9-0) Auburn (4) (10-0) Auburn (6) (11-0) Auburn (7) (11-0) Auburn (12-0) Oklahoma (12-1) 3.
4. Georgia (0-0) Georgia (0-0) LSU (1) (1-0) LSU (1) (2-0) Miami, FL (1) (2-0) Miami, FL (2) (3-0) Miami, FL (2) (4-0) Auburn (6-0) Auburn (7-0) Auburn (8-0) Wisconsin (8-0) Wisconsin (9-0) California (8-1) California (9-1) California (10-1) California (10-1) Texas (11-1) 4.
5. Miami (0-0) Miami (0-0) Miami (0-0) Miami (1-0) Texas (2-0) Texas (3-0) Texas (4-0) Purdue (5-0) Florida State (5-1) Florida State (6-1) Georgia (7-1) Georgia (8-1) Texas (9-1) Texas (9-1) Texas (10-1) Texas (10-1) Utah (12-0) 5.
6. Florida State (0-0) Florida State (0-0) Florida State (0-0) Texas (2-0) Ohio State (3-0) Ohio State (3-0) Auburn (5-0) Virginia (5-0) Georgia (5-1) Wisconsin (8-0) California (6-1) California (7-1) Utah (10-0) Utah (11-0) Utah (11-0) Utah (11-0) Georgia (10-2) 6.
7. Michigan (0-0) Michigan (0-0) Michigan (1-0) Ohio State (2-0) West Virginia (3-0) West Virginia (4-0) California (3-0) Florida State (4-1) Wisconsin (7-0) Georgia (6-1) Texas (7-1) Texas (8-1) Michigan (9-1) Georgia (8-2) Georgia (9-2) Georgia (9-2) Louisville (11-1) 7.
8. Texas (0-0) Texas (0-0) Texas (1-0) West Virginia (2-0) Tennessee (2-0) Tennessee (3-0) Florida State (3-1) Georgia (4-1) California (4-1) California (5-1) Utah (8-0) Utah (9-0) Florida State (8-2) Louisville (8-1) Louisville (9-1) Louisville (10-1) Iowa (10-2) 8.
9. Ohio State (0-0) Ohio State (0-0) Ohio State (1-0) Florida (1-0) California (2-0) Auburn (4-0) Virginia (4-0) California (3-1) Texas (5-1) Texas (6-1) Michigan (8-1) Michigan (8-1) Wisconsin (9-1) Miami (8-2) Miami (8-2) Virginia Tech (10-2) California (10-2) 9.
10. Florida (0-0) Florida (0-0) West Virginia (1-0) California (2-0) Auburn (3-0) California (2-0) Purdue (4-0) Utah (5-0) Utah (6-0) Utah (7-0) Miami, FL (6-1) West Virginia (8-1) Georgia (8-2) Boise State (10-0) Boise State (11-0) Boise State (11-0) Virginia Tech (10-3) 10.
11. West Virginia (0-0) West Virginia (0-0) Florida (0-0) Florida State (0-1) Florida State (1-1) Florida State (2-1) Utah (5-0) Texas (4-1) Michigan (6-1) Michigan (7-1) Tennessee (7-1) Virginia (7-1) Louisville (7-1) Virginia Tech (8-2) Virginia Tech (9-2) LSU (9-2) Miami (9-3) 11.
12. Iowa (0-0) Kansas State (0-0) Iowa (1-0) Iowa (2-0) Virginia (3-0) Virginia (4-0) Florida (3-1) Wisconsin (6-0) Purdue (5-1) Tennessee (6-1) West Virginia (7-1) Florida State (7-2) Boise State (9-0) LSU (8-2) LSU (9-2) Michigan (9-2) Michigan (9-3) 12.
13. Kansas State (0-0) Iowa (0-0) California (1-0) Tennessee (1-0) LSU (2-1) LSU (3-1) Minnesota (5-0) Michigan (5-1) Tennessee (5-1) West Virginia (6-1) Florida State (6-2) Boise State (8-0) Miami (7-2) Michigan (9-2) Michigan (9-2) Iowa (9-2) Boise State (11-1) 13.
14. Tennessee (0-0) California (0-0) Kansas State (1-0) Utah (2-0) Utah (3-0) Utah (4-0) Michigan (4-1) Tennessee (4-1) West Virginia (5-1) Virginia (6-1) Virginia (6-1) Louisville (6-1) LSU (7-2) Iowa (9-2) Iowa (9-2) Miami (8-3) Florida State (9-3) 14.
15. California (0-0) Tennessee (0-0) Tennessee (1-0) Auburn (2-0) Purdue (2-0) Purdue (3-0) Ohio State (3-1) Oklahoma State (5-0) Virginia (5-1) Boise State (7-0) Boise State (8-0) LSU (6-2) Virginia Tech (7-2) Tennessee (8-2) Tennessee (9-2) Florida State (8-3) Tennessee (10-3) 15.
16. Clemson (0-0) Clemson (0-0) Utah (1-0) Virginia (2-0) Florida (1-1) Florida (2-1) Wisconsin (5-0) West Virginia (4-1) Boise State (6-0) Louisville (5-1) Louisville (5-1) Virginia Tech (7-2) Tennessee (7-2) Virginia (8-2) Florida State (8-3) Wisconsin (9-2) LSU (9-3) 16.
17. Missouri (0-0) Missouri (0-0) Missouri (1-0) Michigan (1-1) Fresno State (3-0) Fresno State (3-0) Tennessee (3-1) Louisville (4-0) LSU (4-2) Texas A&M (6-1) LSU (6-2) Miami (6-2) Iowa (8-2) Florida State (8-3) Wisconsin (9-2) Tennessee (9-3) Texas Tech (8-4) 17.
18. Auburn (0-0) Auburn (0-0) Clemson (1-0) Purdue (2-0) Michigan (2-1) Michigan (3-1) West Virginia (4-1) Boise State (5-0) Louisville (4-1) LSU (5-2) Virginia Tech (6-2) Tennessee (7-2) Virginia (7-2) Wisconsin (9-2) Virginia (8-3) Virginia (8-3) Wisconsin (9-3) 18.
19. Virginia (0-0) Utah (0-0) Auburn (1-0) Maryland (2-0) Minnesota (3-0) Minnesota (4-0) Boise State (5-0) Arizona State (5-0) Florida (4-2) Purdue (5-2) Oklahoma State (6-2) Iowa (7-2) Boston College (7-2) Boston College (8-2) Florida (7-4) Florida (7-4) Ohio State (8-4) 19.
20. Maryland (0-0) Virginia (0-0) Virginia (1-0) Fresno State (2-0) Wisconsin (3-0) Wisconsin (4-0) Louisville (4-0) Minnesota (5-1) Texas A&M (5-1) Oklahoma State (6-1) Iowa (6-2) Arizona State (7-2) West Virginia (8-2) Arizona State (8-2) Texas Tech (7-4) Pittsburgh (8-3) Arizona State (9-3) 20.
21. Utah (0-0) Maryland (0-0) Maryland (1-0) Wisconsin (2-0) Boise State (3-0) Boise State (4-0) Oklahoma State (4-0) LSU (4-2) Oklahoma State (5-1) Arizona State (6-1) Southern Miss (5-1) Boston College (6-2) Arizona State (8-2) West Virginia (8-2) Pittsburgh(7-3) Texas Tech (7-4) Boston College (9-3) 21.
22. Wisconsin (0-0) Wisconsin (0-0) Wisconsin (1-0) Minnesota (2-0) Louisville (2-0) Louisville (3-0) Arizona State (5-0) Florida (3-2) Virginia Tech (5-2) Virginia Tech (5-2) Texas A&M (6-2) Northern Illinois (7-2) Texas A&M (7-3) Texas A&M (7-3) Ohio State (7-4) Ohio State (7-4) Fresno State (9-3) 22.
23. Minnesota (0-0) Minnesota (0-0) Purdue (1-0) Boise State (2-0) Maryland (2-1) Maryland (3-1) Maryland (3-1) Ohio State (3-2) Arizona State (5-1) Minnesota (6-2) Arizona State (6-2) Texas A&M (6-3) Oklahoma State (7-3) Oklahoma State (7-3) Arizona State (8-3) West Virginia (8-3) Virginia (8-4) 23.
24. Purdue (0-0) Oregon (0-0) Minnesota (1-0) Louisville (2-0) Iowa (2-1) Oklahoma State (3-0) LSU (3-2) Missouri (4-1) Texas Tech (4-2) Iowa (5-2) Northern Illinois (7-2) Oklahoma State (6-3) Bowling Green (8-2) Bowling Green (8-2) West Virginia (8-3) Arizona State (8-3) Navy (10-2) 24.
25. Oregon (0-0) Purdue (0-0) Oregon (0-0) Clemson (1-1) Oklahoma State (3-0) Arizona State (4-0) NC State (3-1) Southern Miss (4-0) Notre Dame (5-2) Southern Miss (5-1) Boston College (5-2) Texas Tech (6-3) UTEP (7-2) UTEP (8-2) Texas A&M (7-4) Texas A&M (7-4) Florida (7-5) 25.
Week 1
Aug 4
Week 2
Sept 2
Week 3
Sept 9
Week 4
Sept 16
Week 5
Sept 23
Week 6
Sept 30
Week 7
Oct 7
Week 8
Oct 14
Week 9
Oct 21
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
Dec 9
Week 17
Final
Dropped:
Missouri
Oregon
Dropped:
Clemson
Dropped:
Iowa
Dropped:
Fresno State
Dropped:
Maryland
NC State
Dropped:
Florida
Minnesota
Missouri
Southern Miss
Dropped:
Notre Dame
Texas Tech
Dropped:
Minnesota
Purdue
Dropped:
Southern Miss
Dropped:
Northern Illinois
Texas Tech
Dropped:
Boston College
Oklahoma State
UTEP
Dropped:
Pittsburgh
West Virginia
Texas A&M

Preseason pollsEdit

Various publications release their preseason top 25 months before the season commences. Each poll uses different methodologies. For instance, some rank the teams based on their perception of the team's strength going into the season and some rank them based on their perception of the team's possible record at the end of the season. These are different because one team may be stronger but have a tougher schedule and another team may be weaker but have a weaker schedule and both teams may end the season with the same record. The 2004-05 BCS Champions USC Trojans are highlighted in gold.

Phil Steele Athlon Sporting News Lindy's Street & Smith Gold Sheet College Football News Game Plan CNN/SI Blue Ribbon
1. Oklahoma USC Georgia USC USC USC USC Oklahoma USC USC 1.
2. USC Oklahoma USC Oklahoma Georgia Georgia Oklahoma USC Oklahoma Oklahoma 2.
3. LSU Georgia Oklahoma Georgia Oklahoma Oklahoma Michigan Georgia LSU Georgia 3.
4. Florida State Miami LSU Florida State LSU LSU Texas LSU Georgia Miami 4.
5. Georgia West Virginia Florida State Michigan Florida State Miami Georgia Kansas State Miami LSU 5.
6. Miami Texas Ohio State LSU Texas Florida State LSU Florida State Florida Florida State 6.
7. Michigan Michigan Miami Texas Miami Michigan Florida State Miami Texas Texas 7.
8. Texas LSU Texas Miami Michigan California Miami Texas Ohio State Michigan 8.
9. West Virginia Florida State Virginia Ohio State Florida Memphis Virginia Tech Michigan Florida State Ohio State 9.
10. California Ohio State Michigan Tennessee Tennessee Utah Virginia Ohio State Kansas State Kansas State 10.
11. Utah Missouri California Wisconsin Iowa Clemson Auburn Auburn Tennessee California 11.
12. Ohio State Kansas State Florida Auburn Ohio State Texas West Virginia Nebraska Michigan Missouri 12.
13. Florida Clemson Clemson Clemson Auburn West Virginia Oklahoma State Clemson Auburn Virginia 13.
14. Virginia California Missouri Kansas State Virginia Missouri Ohio State California Missouri Florida 14.
15. Missouri Florida West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia Iowa Kansas State Memphis Iowa West Virginia 15.
16. Kansas State Utah Iowa Missouri Clemson Kansas State Tennessee Oregon State Tennessee Tennessee 16.
17. Tennessee Iowa Maryland California California Louisville Missouri Purdue Maryland Minnesota 17.
18. Wisconsin Tennessee Oregon Iowa Maryland Florida Louisville Tennessee Oregon Oregon 18.
19. Memphis Auburn Auburn Florida Missouri Toledo Clemson Oregon Utah Utah 19.
20. Oregon Maryland Kansas State Utah Wisconsin Maryland Maryland Florida West Virginia Auburn 20.
21. Louisville Wisconsin Utah Virginia Utah TCU Wisconsin Wisconsin Nebraska Purdue 21.
22. Auburn Oregon State Louisville Nebraska Purdue Tennessee Mississippi Alabama California Nebraska 22.
23. N.C State Nebraska Virginia Tech Oregon Memphis Boise State Iowa Notre Dame Minnesota Louisville 23.
24. Hawaii Minnesota Tennessee Purdue Toledo Ohio State Oregon Oklahoma State TCU Toledo 24.
25. Alabama Virginia Toledo TCU Minnesota Auburn Georgia Tech Connecticut Toledo N.C. State 25.
Phil Steele Athlon Sporting News Lindy's Street & Smith Gold Sheet College Football News Game Plan CNN/SI Blue Ribbon
Source: "2004 Preseason Consensus". Stassen.com. http://preseason.stassen.com/consensus/2004.html#national. Retrieved 2007-12-13.

LegendEdit

  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
  Selected for BCS National Championship Game, 2005 Orange Bowl
*
  Selected AP National Champion
#
  Selected Coaches Poll/BCS National Champion[2]
Italics   Number of first place votes
(#-#)   Win-loss record

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "AP made call with poll's integrity in mind". ESPN. 2004-12-22. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=1951112. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  2. The winner of the BCS National Championship game must be selected #1 in the Coaches Poll.


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