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Three human polls and one formulaic ranking make up the 2005 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, two additional polls are released; the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Rankings and the Harris Interactive Poll.

During the 2005 season, 34 different teams appeared in the rankings by the major polls, but two teams, USC and Texas, held the top two spots throughout the course of the season.

BCS rankingsEdit

The BCS rankings are a based on a formula composed of the Coaches' Poll, the Harris Interactive Poll and six computer rankings. These rankings are usually released around the seventh 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 Harris Interactive 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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Week 9
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Week 10
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Week 11
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Week 12
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Week 13
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Week 14
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Week 15
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1. USC (6–0) Texas (7–0) USC (8–0) USC (9–0) USC (10–0) USC (11–0) USC (11–0) USC (12–0) 1.
2. Texas (6–0) USC (7–0) Texas (8–0) Texas (9–0) Texas (10–0) Texas (10–0) Texas (11–0) Texas (12–0) 2.
3. Virginia Tech (6–0) Virginia Tech (7–0) Virginia Tech (7–0) Alabama (9–0) Miami (8–1) Penn State (9–1) Penn State (10–1) Penn State (10–1) 3.
4. Georgia (6–0) Georgia (7–0) Alabama (8–0) Miami (7–1) Penn State (9–1) LSU (9–1) LSU (10–1) Ohio State (9–2) 4.
5. Alabama (6–0) Alabama (7–0) UCLA (8–0) Penn State (9–1) LSU (8–1) Virginia Tech (9–1) Virginia Tech (9–1) Oregon (10–1) 5.
6. LSU (4–1) UCLA (7–0) Miami (6–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Ohio State (9–2) Ohio State (9–2) Notre Dame (9–2) 6.
7. Texas Tech (6–0) Miami (5–1) Penn State (8–1) LSU (7–1) Ohio State (8–2) Oregon (10–1) Oregon (10–1) Georgia (10–2) 7.
8. Miami (5–1) LSU (5–1) LSU (6–1) Ohio State (7–2) Alabama (8–1) Notre Dame (8–2) Notre Dame (9–2) Miami (9–2) 8.
9. UCLA (6–0) Penn State (7–1) Florida State (7–1) Georgia (7–1) Notre Dame (7–2) Miami (8–2) Miami (9–2) Auburn (9–2) 9.
10. Penn State (6–1) Florida State (6–1) Ohio State (6–2) Oregon (8–1) Oregon (9–1) Auburn (9–2) Auburn (9–2) Virginia Tech (10–2) 10.
11. Florida State (5–1) Oregon (7–1) Georgia (7–1) Notre Dame (6–2) UCLA (9–1) West Virginia (8–1) West Virginia (9–1) West Virginia (10–1) 11.
12. Boston College (6–1) Wisconsin (7–1) Wisconsin (8–1) Texas Tech (8–1) West Virginia (8–1) UCLA (9–1) UCLA (9–1) LSU (10–2) 12.
13. Oregon (6–1) Ohio State (5–2) Oregon (7–1) Florida (7–2) Auburn (8–2) TCU (10–1) Georgia (9–2) Alabama (9–2) 13.
14. Wisconsin (6–1) Boston College (6–1) Notre Dame (5–2) West Virginia (7–1) TCU (10–1) Alabama (9–2) TCU (10–1) TCU (10–1) 14.
15. Ohio State (4–2) Notre Dame (5–2) Texas Tech (7–1) UCLA (8–1) Michigan (7–3) Georgia (8–2) Alabama (9–2) Texas Tech (9–2) 15.
16. Notre Dame (4–2) Texas Tech (6–1) Florida (6–2) Wisconsin (8–2) Georgia (7–2) Texas Tech (9–2) Texas Tech (9–2) UCLA (9–2) 16.
17. West Virginia (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) TCU (9–1) Fresno State (8–1) Wisconsin (8–3) Florida (8–3) Florida (8–3) 17.
18. Auburn (5–1) TCU (7–1) TCU (8–1) Colorado (7–2) Louisville (7–2) Boston College (8–3) Wisconsin (9–3) Wisconsin (9–3) 18.
19. Tennessee (3–2) Florida (5–2) Boston College (6–2) Florida State (7–2) Texas Tech (8–2) Fresno State (8–2) Michigan (7–4) Louisville (9–2) 19.
20. Florida (5–2) Minnesota (5–2) Auburn (6–2) Auburn (7–2) Wisconsin (8–3) Louisville (7–2) Boston College (8–3) Michigan (7–4) 20.
21. TCU (6–1) Northwestern (5–2) Michigan (6–3) Michigan (6–3) Minnesota (7–3) Georgia Tech (7–3) Louisville (8–2) Boston College (8–3) 21.
22. Minnesota (5–2) Auburn (5–2) Colorado (6–2) Fresno State (7–1) Florida (7–3) Michigan (7–4) Northwestern (7–4) Florida State (8–4) 22.
23. Nebraska (5–1) California (6–2) California (6–2) Georgia Tech (6–2) South Carolina (7–3) Florida (7–3) Oklahoma (7–4) Oklahoma (7–4) 23.
24. Michigan State (4–2) Colorado (5–2) Fresno State (6–1) Minnesota (6–3) Boston College (7–3) Florida State (7–3) Georgia Tech (7–4) Georgia Tech (7–4) 24.
25. California (5–2) Michigan (5–3) Oklahoma (5–3) Louisville (6–2) Oklahoma (6–3) Northwestern (7–4) Fresno State (8–3) Northwestern (7–4) 25.
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Week 9
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Week 10
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Week 11
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Week 12
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Week 13
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Week 14
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Week 15
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Michigan State
Nebraska
Tennessee
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Northwestern
Minnesota
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Oklahoma
California
Boston College
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Georgia Tech
Florida State
Colorado
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Oklahoma
South Carolina
Minnesota
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Florida State
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Fresno State

AP PollEdit

The AP Poll is the oldest poll still in use. This poll is compiled by sportswriters across the nation. This season was the first season since the inception of the BCS that the AP Poll was not included in the BCS formula. The AP ordered a cease and desist to stop the BCS from using their poll and the BCS complied and created the Harris Interactive Poll in response. The poll operates identically to the Coaches' and Harris Polls, except there is no inclusion into the BCS.

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Preseason
Week 2
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Week 3
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Week 4
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Week 5
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Week 6
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Week 7
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Week 8
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Week 9
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Week 10
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Week 11
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Week 12
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Week 14
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Week 15
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1. USC (60) USC (61) (1–0) USC (56) (2–0) USC (57) (2–0) USC (59) (3–0) USC (59) (4–0) USC (58) (5–0) USC (57) (6–0) USC (55) (7–0) USC (57) (8–0) USC (57) (9–0) USC (56) (10–0) USC (50) (11–0) USC (55) (11–0) USC (56) (12–0) Texas* (65) (13–0) 1.
2. Texas (4) Texas (4) (1–0) Texas (8) (2–0) Texas (8) (3–0) Texas (6) (3–0) Texas (6) (4–0) Texas (7) (5–0) Texas (8) (6–0) Texas (10) (7–0) Texas (8) (8–0) Texas (8) (9–0) Texas (9) (10–0) Texas (14) (10–0) Texas (10) (11–0) Texas (9) (12–0) USC (12–1) 2.
3. Tennessee (13) Michigan (1–0) LSU (1–0) LSU (1–0) Virginia Tech (4–0) Virginia Tech (5–0) Virginia Tech (6–0) Virginia Tech (6–0) Virginia Tech (7–0) Virginia Tech (7–0) Miami (7–1) Miami (8–1) LSU (9–1) LSU (10–1) Penn State (10–1) Penn State (11–1) 3.
4. Michigan Ohio State (1–0) Virginia Tech (2–0) Virginia Tech (2–0) LSU (1–0) Florida State (4–0) Florida State (5–0) Georgia (6–0) Georgia (7–0) Alabama (8–0) Alabama (9–0) LSU (8–1) Penn State (10–1) Penn State (10–1) Ohio State (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) 4.
5. LSU LSU (0–0) Tennessee (1–0) Florida (3–0) Florida (4–0) Georgia (4–0) Georgia (5–0) Alabama (6–0) Alabama (7–0) Miami (6–1) LSU (7–1) Penn State (9–1) Virginia Tech (9–1) Virginia Tech (9–1) Notre Dame (9–2) West Virginia (11–1) 5.
6. Ohio State Tennessee (1–0) Florida (2–0) Florida State (3–0) Florida State (3–0) Ohio State (3–1) Alabama (5–0) Miami (5–1) Miami (5–1) LSU (6–1) Penn State (9–1) Notre Dame (7–2) Notre Dame (8–2) Ohio State (9–2) Oregon (10–1) LSU (11–2) 6.
7. Oklahoma Virginia Tech (1–0) Georgia (2–0) Georgia (3–0) Georgia (4–0) Alabama (5–0) Miami (4–1) LSU (4–1) LSU (5–1) UCLA (8–0) Notre Dame (6–2) Virginia Tech (8–1) Ohio State (9–2) Notre Dame (9–2) Auburn (9–2) Virginia Tech (11–2) 7.
8. Virginia Tech Iowa (1–0) Florida State (2–0) Ohio State (2–1) Ohio State (3–1) Tennessee (3–1) Penn State (6–0) UCLA (6–0) UCLA (7–0) Notre Dame (5–2) Virginia Tech (8–1) Alabama (8–1) Oregon (10–1) Oregon (10–1) Georgia (10–2) Alabama (10–2) 8.
9. Miami Georgia (1–0) Ohio State (1–1) Louisville (2–0) Miami (2–1) Miami (3–1) Notre Dame (4–1) Notre Dame (4–2) Notre Dame (5–2) Florida State (7–1) Georgia (7–1) Ohio State (8–2) Auburn (9–2) Auburn (9–2) Miami (9–2) Notre Dame (9–3) 9.
10. Florida Florida (1–0) Notre Dame (2–0) Tennessee (1–1) Tennessee (1–1) California (5–0) LSU (3–1) Texas Tech (6–0) Florida State (6–1) Penn State (8–1) Ohio State (7–2) Oregon (9–1) Miami (8–2) Miami (9–2) LSU (10–2) Georgia (10–3) 10.
11. Iowa Florida State (1–0) Louisville (1–0) Purdue (2–0) Michigan State (4–0) LSU (2–1) Florida (5–1) Florida State (5–1) Penn State (7–1) Georgia (7–1) Oregon (8–1) Auburn (8–2) UCLA (9–1) UCLA (9–1) West Virginia (10–1) TCU (11–1) 11.
12. Louisville (1) Louisville (1–0) Purdue (1–0) Miami (1–1) California (4–0) Notre Dame (4–1) UCLA (5–0) Penn State (6–1) Ohio State (5–2) Ohio State (6–2) Florida (7–2) UCLA (9–1) West Virginia (8–1) West Virginia (9–1) Virginia Tech (10–2) Florida (9–3) 12.
13. Georgia Purdue (0–0) Miami (0–1) California (3–0) Notre Dame (3–1) Florida (4–1) Texas Tech (5–0) Boston College (6–1) Boston College (6–1) Florida (6–2) Texas Tech (8–1) West Virginia (8–1) Georgia (8–2) Georgia (9–2) Alabama (9–2) Oregon (10–2) 13.
14. Florida State Miami (0–1) Michigan (1–1) Michigan (2–1) Arizona State (3–1) Wisconsin (5–0) Boston College (5–1) Ohio State (4–2) Oregon (7–1) Wisconsin (8–1) UCLA (8–1) Georgia (7–2) Alabama (9–2) Alabama (9–2) TCU (10–1) Auburn (9–3) 14.
15. Purdue Arizona State (1–0) California (2–0) Georgia Tech (3–0) Alabama (4–0) Texas Tech (4–0) Ohio State (3–2) Oregon (6–1) Wisconsin (7–1) Oregon (7–1) Auburn (7–2) TCU (10–1) TCU (10–1) TCU (10–1) Louisville (9–2) Wisconsin (10–3) 15.
16. Auburn California (1–0) Georgia Tech (2–0) Notre Dame (2–1) Texas Tech (3–0) Penn State (5–0) Michigan State (4–1) Auburn (5–1) Florida (5–2) Texas Tech (7–1) West Virginia (7–1) Fresno State (8–1) Fresno State (8–2) Louisville (8–2) Florida (8–3) UCLA (10–2) 16.
17. Texas A&M Georgia Tech (1–0) Boston College (2–0) Michigan State (3–0) Wisconsin (4–0) Arizona State (3–2) Tennessee (3–2) Tennessee (3–2) Texas Tech (6–1) Auburn (6–2) Florida State (7–2) Michigan (7–3) Louisville (7–2) Florida (8–3) UCLA (9–2) Miami (9–3) 17.
18. Boise State Oklahoma (0–1) Arizona State (1–1) Arizona State (2–1) Minnesota (4–0) Boston College (4–1) California (5–1) Florida (5–2) West Virginia (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) TCU (9–1) Louisville (7–2) Texas Tech (9–2) Texas Tech (9–2) Texas Tech (9–2) Boston College (9–3) 18.
19. California Boston College (1–0) Texas Tech (1–0) Texas Tech (2–0) Virginia (3–0) Michigan State (4–1) Louisville (4–1) Wisconsin (6–1) Auburn (5–2) Boston College (6–2) Wisconsin (8–2) South Carolina (7–3) Florida (7–3) Boston College (8–3) Boston College (8–3) Louisville (9–3) 19.
20. Arizona State Notre Dame (1–0) Clemson (2–0) Alabama (3–0) UCLA (3–0) UCLA (4–0) Oregon (5–1) West Virginia (6–1) TCU (7–1) TCU (8–1) Fresno State (7–1) Florida (7–3) Georgia Tech (7–3) Michigan (7–4) Michigan (7–4) Texas Tech (9–3) 20.
21. Texas Tech Texas Tech (0–0) Oklahoma (1–1) Iowa (2–1) Boston College (3–1) Michigan (3–2) Auburn (4–1) TCU (6–1) Northwestern (5–2) Fresno State (6–1) Michigan (6–3) Texas Tech (8–2) Boston College (8–3) Wisconsin (9–3) Wisconsin (9–3) Clemson (8–4) 21.
22. Boston College TCU (1–0) Iowa (1–1) Iowa State (2–0) Purdue (2–1) Auburn (4–1) Minnesota (5–1) Michigan State (4–2) Fresno State (5–1) Michigan (6–3) Colorado (7–2) Florida State (7–3) Michigan (7–4) Clemson (7–4) Florida State (8–4) Oklahoma (8–4) 22.
23. Pittsburgh Virginia (1–0) Fresno State (1–0) Virginia (2–0) Iowa State (3–0) Louisville (3–1) Wisconsin (5–1) Virginia (4–2) Tennessee (3–3) California (6–2) Louisville (6–2) Boston College (7–3) Florida State (7–3) Fresno State (8–3) Clemson (7–4) Florida State (8–5) 23.
24. Fresno State Fresno State (0–0) Iowa State (2–0) Oregon (3–0) Louisville (2–1) Georgia Tech (3–1) Colorado (4–1) Fresno State (4–1) California (6–2) Louisville (5–2) Georgia Tech (6–2) UTEP (8–1) Wisconsin (8–3) Georgia Tech (7–4) Georgia Tech (7–4) Nebraska (8–4) 24.
25. Virginia Clemson (1–0) Virginia (1–0) UCLA (3–0) Georgia Tech (3–1) Oregon (4–1) TCU (5–1) California (5–2) Michigan (5–3) Colorado (6–2) Northwestern (6–3) Wisconsin (8–3) Clemson (7–4) Iowa (7–4) Iowa (7–4) California (8–4) 25.
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Week 2
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Week 3
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Week 4
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Week 5
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Week 6
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Week 7
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Week 8
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Week 9
Oct 22
Week 10
Oct 29
Week 11
Nov 5
Week 12
Nov 12
Week 13
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Week 14
Nov 26
Week 15
Dec 3
Week 16
Final
Dropped:
Auburn
Texas A&M
Boise State
Pittsburgh
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TCU
Dropped:
Boston College
Clemson
Oklahoma
Fresno State
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Michigan
Iowa
Oregon
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Minnesota
Virginia
Purdue
Iowa State
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Arizona State
Michigan
Georgia Tech
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Louisville
Minnesota
Colorado
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Michigan State
Virginia
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Northwestern
Tennessee
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Boston College
California
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Colorado
Georgia Tech
Northwestern
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South Carolina
UTEP
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Michigan
Georgia Tech
Iowa

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
Preseason
Week 2
Sept 3
Week 3
Sept 10
Week 4
Sept 17
Week 5
Sept 24
Week 6
Oct 1
Week 7
Oct 8
Week 8
Oct 15
Week 9
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Week 10
Oct 29
Week 11
Nov 5
Week 12
Nov 12
Week 13
Nov 19
Week 14
Nov 26
Week 15
Dec 3
Week 16
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1. USC (60) USC (60) (1–0) USC (59) (1–0) USC (60) (2–0) USC (60) (3–0) USC (60) (4–0) USC (57) (5–0) USC (54) (6–0) USC (53) (7–0) USC (56) (8–0) USC (56) (9–0) USC (57) (10–0) USC (49) (11–0) USC (53) (11–0) USC (55) (12–0) Texas# (62) (13–0) 1.
2. Texas (2) Texas (2) (1–0) Texas (3) (2–0) Texas (2) (3–0) Texas (1) (3–0) Texas (1) (4–0) Texas (4) (5–0) Texas (7) (6–0) Texas (8) (7–0) Texas (5) (8–0) Texas (6) (9–0) Texas (7) (10–0) Texas (13) (10–0) Texas (9) (11–0) Texas (7) (12–0) USC (12–1) 2.
3. Tennessee Michigan (1–0) LSU (1–0) LSU (1–0) Virginia Tech (1) (4–0) Virginia Tech (1) (5–0) Virginia Tech (1) (6–0) Virginia Tech (1) (6–0) Virginia Tech (7–0) Virginia Tech (1) (8–0) Alabama (9–0) Miami (8–1) LSU (9–1) LSU (10–1) Penn State (10–1) Penn State (11–1) 3.
4. Michigan Tennessee (1–0) Tennessee (1–0) Virginia Tech (3–0) LSU (1–0) Georgia (4–0) Georgia (5–0) Georgia (6–0) Georgia (7–0) Alabama (8–0) Miami (7–1) LSU (8–1) Penn State (10–1) Penn State (10–1) Ohio State (9–2) Ohio state (10–2) 4.
5. Oklahoma LSU (0–0) Virginia Tech (2–0) Florida (3–0) Florida (4–0) Florida State (4–0) Florida State (5–0) Alabama (6–0) Alabama (7–0) Miami (6–1) LSU (7–1) Penn State (9–1) Virginia Tech (9–1) Virginia Tech (10–1) Oregon (10–1) LSU (11–2) 5.
6. LSU Virginia Tech (1–0) Georgia (2–0) Georgia (3–0) Georgia (4–0) Ohio State (3–1) Miami (4–1) Miami (5–1) Miami (5–1) LSU (6–1) Penn State (9–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Notre Dame (8–2) Ohio State (9–2) Notre Dame (9–2) West Virginia (11–1) 6.
7. Virginia Tech Ohio State (1–0) Florida (2–0) Florida State (3–0) Florida State (3–0) Tennessee (3–1) Alabama (5–0) LSU (4–1) LSU (5–1) UCLA (8–0) Notre Dame (6–2) Notre Dame (7–2) Ohio State (9–2) Notre Dame (9–2) Auburn (9–2) Virginia Tech (11–2) 7.
8. Miami Iowa (1–0) Florida State (2–0) Louisville (2–0) Ohio State (3–1) Miami (3–1) LSU (3–1) Texas Tech (6–0) UCLA (7–0) Florida State (7–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Alabama (9–1) Oregon (10–1) Oregon (10–1) Georgia (10–2) Alabama (10–2) 8.
9. Ohio State Georgia (1–0) Ohio State (1–1) Ohio State (2–1) Tennessee (1–1) California (5–0) Notre Dame (4–1) UCLA (6–0) Florida State (6–1) Notre Dame (5–2) Georgia (7–1) Ohio State (8–2) Auburn (9–2) Auburn (9–2) Miami (9–2) TCU (11–1) 9.
10. Iowa Florida (1–0) Louisville (1–0) Purdue (2–0) Miami (2–1) Alabama (5–0) Penn State (6–0) Florida State (5–1) Notre Dame (5–2) Georgia (7–1) Ohio State (7–2) Oregon (9–1) Miami (8–2) Miami (9–2) LSU (10–2) Georgia (10–3) 10.
11. Florida Florida state (1–0) Purdue (1–0) Tennessee (1–1) California (4–0) LSU (2–1) Texas Tech (5–0) Boston College (6–1) Boston College (6–1) Penn State (8–1) Oregon (8–1) UCLA (9–1) UCLA (9–1) UCLA (9–1) West Virginia (10–1) Notre Dame (9–3) 11.
12. Florida State Louisville (1–0) Notre Dame (2–0) Miami (1–1) Michigan State (4–0) Notre Dame (4–1) UCLA (5–0) Notre Dame (4–2) Penn State (7–1) Ohio State (6–2) Florida (7–2) Auburn (8–2) West Virginia (8–1) West Virginia (9–1) Virginia Tech (10–2) Oregon (10–2) 12.
13. Georgia Purdue (0–0) Miami (0–1) Michigan (2–1) Texas Tech (3–0) Texas Tech (4–0) Florida (5–1) Ohio State (4–2) Ohio State (5–2) Oregon (7–1) Texas Tech (8–1) West Virginia (8–1) Georgia (8–2) Georgia (9–2) Alabama (9–2) UCLA (10–2) 13.
14. Louisville Miami (0–1) Michigan (1–1) California (3–0) Notre Dame (3–1) Wisconsin (5–0) Boston College (5–1) Penn State (6–1) Oregon (7–1) Wisconsin (8–1) UCLA (8–1) Georgia (7–2) Alabama (9–2) Alabama (9–2) TCU (10–1) Auburn (9–3) 14.
15. Auburn Arizona State (1–0) California (2–0) Georgia Tech (3–0) Arizona State (3–1) Florida (4–1) Ohio State (3–2) Auburn (5–1) Wisconsin (7–1) Florida (6–2) West Virginia (7–1) TCU (10–1) TCU (10–1) TCU (10–1) Texas Tech (9–2) Wisconsin (10–3) 15.
16. Purdue Oklahoma (0–1) Boston College (2–0) Texas Tech (2–0) Alabama (4–0) UCLA (4–0) California (5–1) Oregon (6–1) Texas Tech (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) Florida State (7–2) Fresno State (8–1) Fresno State (8–2) Texas Tech (9–2) Louisville (9–2) Florida (9–3) 16.
17. Texas A&M California (1–0) Oklahoma (1–1) Arizona State (2–1) Wisconsin (4–0) Boston College (4–1) Michigan State (4–1) Wisconsin (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) Texas Tech (7–1) Auburn (7–2) Michigan (7–3) Texas Tech (9–2) Louisville (8–2) UCLA (9–2) Boston College (9–3) 17.
18. Arizona State Boston College (1–0) Georgia Tech (2–0) Notre Dame (2–1) Virginia (3–0) Penn State (5–0) Tennessee (3–2) Tennessee (3–2) Florida (5–2) Auburn (6–2) TCU (9–1) Louisville (7–2) Louisville (7–2) Florida (8–3) Florida (8–3) Miami (9–3) 18.
19. Boise State Texas Tech (0–0) Texas Tech (1–0) Virginia (2–0) Minnesota (4–0) Michigan State (4–1) Louisville (4–1) Florida (5–2) Auburn (5–2) Boston College (6–2) Wisconsin (8–2) Texas Tech (8–2) Florida (9–3) Boston College (8–3) Boston College (8–3) Texas Tech (9–3) 19.
20. California Virginia (1–0) Virginia (1–0) Alabama (3–0) Purdue (2–1) Arizona State (3–2) Auburn (4–1) West Virginia (6–1) TCU (7–1) TCU (8–1) Fresno State (7–1) Florida (7–3) Boston College (8–3) Wisconsin (9–3) Wisconsin (9–3) Louisville (9–3) 20.
21. Texas Tech Georgia Tech (1–0) Iowa (1–1) Iowa (2–1) UCLA (3–0) Auburn (4–1) Oregon (5–1) TCU (6–1) California (6–2) California (6–2) Colorado (7–2) South Carolina (7–3) Florida State (7–3) Michigan (7–4) Florida State (8–4) Clemson (8–4) 21.
22. Boston College Alabama (1–0) Arizona State (1–1) Michigan State (3–0) Louisville (2–1) Louisville (3–1) Minnesota (5–1) Michigan State (4–2) Minnesota (5–2) Fresno State (6–1) Michigan (6–3) Florida State (7–3) Wisconsin (8–3) Fresno State (8–3) Clemson (7–4) Oklahoma (8–4) 22.
23. Virginia Notre Dame (1–0) Clemson (2–0) UCLA (3–0) Boston College (3–1) Georgia Tech (3–1) Wisconsin (5–1) California (5–2) Northwestern (5–2) Michigan (6–3) Louisville (6–2) Boston College (7–3) Michigan (7–4) Clemson (7–4) Georgia Tech (7–4) Florida State (8–5) 23.
24. Alabama Fresno State (0–0) Alabama (2–0) Wisconsin (3–0) Auburn (3–1) Michigan (3–2) Colorado (4–1) Virginia (4–2) Fresno State (5–1) Colorado (6–2) Georgia Tech (6–2) Wisconsin (8–3) Georgia Tech (7–3) Georgia Tech (7–4) Georgia Tech (7–4) Nebraska (8–4) 24.
25. Pittsburgh Auburn (0–1) Fresno State (1–0) Boston College (2–1) Georgia Tech (3–1) Virginia (3–1) West Virginia (5–1) Minnesota (5–2) Tennessee (3–3) Louisville (5–2) Boston College (6–3) UTEP (8–1) Iowa State (7–3) Iowa (7–4) Iowa (7–4) California (8–4) 25.
Week 1
Preseason
Week 2
Sept 3
Week 3
Sept 10
Week 4
Sept 17
Week 5
Sept 24
Week 6
Oct 1
Week 7
Oct 8
Week 8
Oct 15
Week 9
Oct 22
Week 10
Oct 29
Week 11
Nov 5
Week 12
Nov 12
Week 13
Nov 19
Week 14
Nov 26
Week 15
Dec 3
Week 16
Final
Dropped:
Texas A&M
Boise State
Pittsburgh
Dropped:
Auburn
Dropped:
Oklahoma
Clemson
Fresno State
Dropped:
Michigan
Iowa
Michigan
Dropped:
Minnesota
Purdue
Dropped:
Arizona State
Georgia Tech
Michigan
Virginia
Dropped:
Louisville
Colorado
Dropped:
Michigan State
Virginia
Dropped:
Minnesota
Northwestern
Tennessee
Dropped:
California
Dropped:
Colorado
Georgia Tech
Dropped:
South Carolina
UTEP
Dropped:
Iowa State
Florida State
Dropped:
Fresno State
Dropped:
Michigan
Georgia Tech
Iowa

Harris Interactive PollEdit

The Harris Poll is the newest poll as it was created in 2005 to replace the AP Poll in the BCS formula. It consists of former players, coaches, administrators, and current and former media who submit votes for the top 25 teams each week. The panel has been designed to be a statistically valid representation of all 11 Division I-A Conferences and independent institutions. The poll operates identically to the Coaches' Poll, except with 114 members, the point values of the highest ranked teams are higher than the Coaches' Poll. The maximum points a single team can earn is 2850 points. The poll ends at the conclusion of the regular season, and does not produce another poll after the bowl games.

Week 5
Sept 24
Week 6
Oct 1
Week 7
Oct 8
Week 8
Oct 15
Week 9
Oct 22
Week 10
Oct 29
Week 11
Nov 5
Week 12
Nov 12
Week 13
Nov 19
Week 14
Nov 27
Week 15
Dec 4
1. USC (110) (3–0) USC (108) (4–0) USC (100) (5–0) USC (96) (6–0) USC (95) (7–0) USC (96) (8–0) USC (97) (9–0) USC (94) (10–0) USC (88) (11–0) USC (99) (11–0) USC (99) (12–0) 1.
2. Texas (3) (3–0) Texas (4) (4–0) Texas (13) (5–0) Texas (17) (6–0) Texas (18) (7–0) Texas (16) (8–0) Texas (16) (9–0) Texas (19) (10–0) Texas (25) (10–0) Texas (14) (11–0) Texas (14) (12–0) 2.
3. Virginia Tech (4–0) Virginia Tech (5–0) Virginia Tech (6–0) Virginia Tech (6–0) Virginia Tech (7–0) Virginia Tech (1) (8–0) Miami (7–1) Miami (8–1) LSU (9–1) Penn State (10–1) Penn State (10–1) 3.
4. Florida (4–0) Florida State (4–0) Georgia (5–0) Georgia (6–0) Georgia (7–0) Alabama (8–0) Alabama (9–0) LSU (8–1) Penn State (10–1) LSU (10–1) Ohio State (9–2) 4.
5. LSU (1–0) Georgia (4–0) Florida State (5–0) Alabama (6–0) Alabama (7–0) Miami (6–1) LSU (7–1) Penn State (9–1) Notre Dame (8–2) Virginia Tech (10–1) Notre Dame (9–2) 5.
6. Florida State (3–0) Ohio State (3–1) Miami (4–1) Miami (5–1) Miami (5–1) UCLA (8–0) Penn State (9–1) Notre Dame (7–2) Virginia Tech (9–1) Ohio State (9–2) Oregon (10–1) 6.
7. Georgia (4–0) Miami (3–1) Alabama (5–0) LSU (4–1) UCLA (7–0) LSU (6–1) Notre Dame (6–2) Virginia Tech (8–1) Ohio State (9–2) Notre Dame (9–2) Auburn (9–2) 7.
8. Ohio State (3–1) Alabama (5–0) Notre Dame (4–1) UCLA (6–0) LSU (5–1) Florida State (7–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Alabama (9–1) Oregon (10–1) Oregon (10–1) Georgia (10–2) 8.
9. Miami (2–1) Tennessee (3–1) Penn State (6–0) Texas Tech (6–0) Florida State (6–1) Notre Dame (5–2) Georgia (7–1) Ohio State (8–2) Auburn (9–2) Auburn (9–2) Miami (9–2) 9.
10. Mighigan State (4–0) California (5–0) LSU (3–1) Florida State (5–1) Notre Dame (5–2) Penn State (8–1) Ohio State (7–2) Oregon (9–1) Miami (8–2) Miami (9–2) LSU (10–2) 10.
11. California (4–0) Notre Dame (4–1) UCLA (5–0) Notre Dame (4–2) Penn State (7–1) Georgia (7–1) Oregon (8–1) Auburn (8–2) UCLA (9–1) UCLA (9–1) Virginia Tech (10–2) 11.
12. Tennessee (1–1) LSU (2–1) Florida (5–1) Penn State (6–1) Boston College (6–1) Ohio State (6–2) Texas Tech (8–1) UCLA (9–1) Georgia (8–2) Georgia (9–2) West Virginia (10–1) 12.
13. Notre Dame (3–1) Wisconsin (5–0) Texas Tech (5–0) Boston College (6–1) Ohio State (5–2) Oregon (7–1) Florida (7–2) Georgia (7–2) West Virginia (8–1) West Virginia (9–1) Alabama (9–2) 13.
14. Arizona State (3–1) Florida (4–1) Boston College (5–1) Ohio State (4–2) Oregon (7–1) Wisconsin (8–1) UCLA (8–1) West Virginia (8–1) Alabama (9–2) Alabama (9–2) TCU (10–1) 14.
15. Alabama (4–0) Texas Tech (4–0) Michigan State (4–1) Auburn (5–1) Wisconsin (7–1) Florida (6–2) Auburn (7–2) TCU (10–1) TCU (10–1) TCU (10–1) Texas Tech (9–2) 15.
16. Texas Tech (3–0) UCLA (4–0) California (5–1) Oregon (6–1) Texas Tech (6–1) Texas Tech (7–1) Florida State (7–2) Fresno State (8–1) Fresno State (8–2) Texas Tech (9–2) Louisville (9–2) 16.
17. Wisconsin (4–0) Michigan State (4–1) Ohio State (3–2) Wisconsin (6–1) Florida (5–2) Auburn (6–2) West Virginia (7–1) Michigan (7–3) Texas Tech (9–2) Louisville (8–2) Florida (8–3) 17.
18. UCLA (3–0) Boston College (4–1) Auburn (4–1) Tennessee (3–2) West Virginia (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) TCU (9–1) Louisville (7–2) Louisville (7–2) Florida (8–3) UCLA (9–2) 18.
19. Virginia (3–0) Penn State (5–0) Louisville (4–1) Florida (5–2) Auburn (5–2) TCU (8–1) Wisconsin (8–2) Texas Tech (8–2) Florida (7–3) Boston College (8–3) Boston College (8–3) 19.
20. Minnesota (4–0) Arizona State (3–2) Oregon (5–1) West Virginia (6–1) TCU (7–1) Boston College (6–2) Fresno State (7–1) Florida (7–3) Boston College (8–3) Wisconsin (9–3) Wisconsin (9–3) 20.
21. Boston College (3–1) Michigan (3–2) Tennessee (3–2) Michigan State (4–2) California (6–2) California (6–2) Michigan (6–3) Florida State (7–3) Florida State (7–3) Michigan (7–4) Michigan (7–4) 21.
22. Purdue (2–1) Auburn (4–1) Minnesota (5–1) TCU (6–1) Northwestern (5–2) Michigan (6–3) Colorado (7–2) South Carolina (7–3) Georgia Tech (7–3) Fresno State (8–3) Florida State (8–4) 22.
23. Iowa State (3–0) Louisville (3–1) Wisconsin (5–1) California (5–2) Minnesota (5–2) Fresno State (6–1) Louisville (6–2) Boston College (7–3) Wisconsin (8–3) Clemson (7–4) Clemson (7–4) 23.
24. Louisville (2–1) Georgia Tech (3–1) Colorado (4–1) Nebraska (5–1) Fresno State (5–1) Colorado (6–2) Georgia Tech (6–2) Wisconsin (8–3) Michigan (7–4) Georgia Tech (7–4) Georgia Tech (7–4) 24.
25. Michigan (2–2) Nebraska (4–0) West Virginia (5–1) Minnesota (5–2) Tennessee (3–3) Louisville (5–2) California (6–3) Minnesota (7–3) Iowa State (7–3) Iowa (7–4) Iowa (7–4) 25.
Week 5
Sept 25
Week 6
Oct 1
Week 7
Oct 8
Week 8
Oct 15
Week 9
Oct 22
Week 10
Oct 29
Week 11
Nov 5
Week 12
Nov 12
Week 13
Nov 19
Week 14
Nov 27
Week 15
Dec 4
Dropped:
Iowa State
Purdue
Minnesota
Virginia
Dropped:
Nebraska
Georgia Tech
Michigan
Arizona State
Dropped:
Colorado
Louisville
Dropped:
Nebraska
Michigan State
Dropped:
Tennessee
Minnesota
Northwestern
Dropped:
Boston College
Dropped:
Colorado
California
Georgia Tech
Dropped:
Minnesota
South Carolina
Dropped:
Iowa State
Florida State
Dropped:
Fresno State

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 2005–06 BCS champions Texas Longhorns are highlighted in gold.

Phil Steele Athlon Sporting News Lindy's Street & Smith Gold Sheet CBS Sportsline Blue Ribbon Game Plan Southern College Sports
1. USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC 1.
2. LSU Tennessee Tennessee Texas Texas Tennessee Iowa Texas Texas Texas 2.
3. Purdue Iowa Ohio State Michigan Tennessee Ohio State Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Michigan 3.
4. Louisville Oklahoma Virginia Tech Florida Oklahoma Florida Texas Michigan Oklahoma Louisville 4.
5. Texas Florida State Texas Oklahoma Michigan Texas Ohio State Louisiana State Florida State Virginia Tech 5.
6. Miami Texas LSU Tennessee LSU Iowa Virginia Tech Oklahoma Purdue Florida 6.
7. Michigan Michigan Miami Ohio State Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Oklahoma Florida State Florida Ohio State 7.
8. Oklahoma Louisville Michigan Florida State Miami LSU LSU Ohio State Michigan Tennessee 8.
9. Ohio State LSU Oklahoma LSU Florida Michigan Florida Virginia Tech Alabama Miami (Fla.) 9.
10. Georgia Virginia Tech Iowa Virginia Tech Purdue Louisville Michigan Iowa Louisiana State Bowling Green 10.
11. Florida Miami Florida Louisville Georgia Oklahoma Miami Louisville Miami (Fla.) Oklahoma 11.
12. Virginia Tech Ohio State Florida State Miami Ohio State Florida State Louisville Florida Virginia Tech Boise State 12.
13. Florida State Florida Georgia Purdue Iowa Texas A&M Georgia Miami (Fla.) Ohio State Georgia 13.
14. Iowa Georgia Texas A&M Georgia Auburn Fresno State Florida State Auburn Georgia Iowa 14.
15. Tennessee Purdue California Iowa Louisville Arizona State Pittsburgh Boston College Auburn Louisiana State 15.
16. N.C. State Alabama Auburn Texas A&M Boise State Miami Arizona State Georgia Arizona State Purdue 16.
17. Auburn Boston College Purdue Auburn Texas A&M Bowling Green Texas A&M Purdue Louisville Fresno State 17.
18. Texas A&M Boise State Georgia Tech Oregon Florida State Georgia Purdue Pittsburgh Penn State Miami (Ohio) 18.
19. Penn State Arizona State Louisville Pittsburgh Fresno State California Boston College UCLA Texas A&M Texas A&M 19.
20. California Auburn Boise State Boston College California Iowa State Fresno State Arizona State Texas Tech UTEP 20.
21. Texas Tech Texas Tech Bowling Green Texas Tech Virginia Georgia Tech Auburn Virginia Nebraska New Mexico 21.
22. Oregon Virginia Iowa State Alabama Oregon Utah Texas Tech Utah Kansas State Pittsburgh 22.
23. Fresno State Pittsburgh Virginia Fresno State Pittsburgh Texas Tech Boise State Fresno State Boise State Georgia Tech 23.
24. Miami (Ohio) UTEP Arizona State UCLA Texas Tech Pittsburgh Colorado Texas A&M Fresno State Alabama 24.
25. Alabama Georgia Tech Utah Utah Utah Alabama Georgia Tech Bowling Green
UTEP
Miami (Ohio) Arizona State 25.
Phil Steele Athlon Sporting News Lindy's Street & Smith Gold Sheet CBS Sportsline Blue Ribbon Game Plan Southern College Sports
Source: "2005 Preseason Consensus". Stassen.com. Archived from the original on 16 July 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20060716125850/http://preseason.stassen.com/consensus/2005.html. Retrieved 2006-07-24.

LegendEdit

  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
  Selected for BCS National Championship Game -
the 2006 Rose Bowl
*
  Selected AP National Champion
#
  Selected Coaches' Poll/BCS National Champion[1]
Italics   Number of first place votes
(#-#)   Win-loss record

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. The winner of the BCS National Championship game must be selected #1 in the Coaches' Poll.


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