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Three human polls and one formulaic ranking make up the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) football rankings, in addition to various publications' preseason polls. Unlike most sports, college football's governing body, the NCAA, does not bestow a National Championship title. That title is bestowed by one or more of four different polling agencies. There are two main weekly polls that begin in the preseason: the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll. About halfway through the season, two additional polls are released, the Harris Interactive Poll and the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Standings. The Harris Poll and Coaches Poll are factors in the BCS Standings. At the end of the season, the BCS Standings determines who plays in the BCS bowl games as well as the BCS National Championship Game.

This article demonstrates the fluctuation in rankings on a weekly basis in college football during the 2006 football season. The team voted number one in the final AP and Coaches Polls can claim the title of National Champion. The BCS Rankings and Harris Poll do not vote in a final poll as their sole purpose is to determine who plays in the BCS National Championship Game. Other polls exist and may vote for different schools which causes confusion, especially for split titles. But generally, only the AP and Coaches Polls are used in crowning the National Champion.

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Italics   Number of first place votes
(#-#)   Win-loss record
т Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

AP pollEdit

The Associated Press (AP) preseason poll was released August 18, 2006. The AP Poll is the oldest poll still in use and is compiled by sportswriters across the nation. This season was the second 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.

After week 12, AP voter Jim Kleinpeter of the New Orleans Times-Picayune was removed on November 15, 2006 for erroneously lowering Oklahoma despite their win over Texas Tech.[1]

Week 1
Aug 18
Week 2
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Week 3
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Week 4
Sept 16
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 13
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Week 14
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Week 15
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Week 16
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1. Ohio State (35) Ohio State (39) (1–0) Ohio State (59) (2–0) Ohio State (59) (3–0) Ohio State (59) (4–0) Ohio State (62) (5–0) Ohio State (63) (6–0) Ohio State (63) (7–0) Ohio State (63) (8–0) Ohio State (63) (9–0) Ohio State (65) (10–0) Ohio State (64) (11–0) Ohio State (65) (12–0) Ohio State (65) (12–0) Ohio State (65) (12–0) Florida* (64) (13–1) 1.
2. Notre Dame (10) Texas (7) (1–0) Notre Dame (3) (2–0) Auburn (2) (3–0) Auburn (2) (4–0) Auburn (1) (5–0) Florida (6–0) Michigan (7–0) Michigan (8–0) Michigan (9–0) Michigan (10–0) Michigan (1) (11–0) Michigan (11–1) USC (10–1) Florida (12–1) Ohio State (12–1) 2.
3. Texas (8) USC (3) (1–0) Auburn (2) (2–0) USC (2) (2–0) USC (2) (3–0) USC (4–0) USC (5–0) USC (6–0) USC (6–0) West Virginia (2) (7–0) Louisville (8–0) Florida (9–1) USC (9–1) Michigan (11–1) Michigan (11–1) LSU (11–2) 3.
4. Auburn (3) Auburn (3) (1–0) т USC (2) (1–0) West Virginia (2) (3–0) West Virginia (2) (4–0) West Virginia (2) (5–0) Michigan (6–0) West Virginia (2) (6–0) West Virginia (2) (7–0) Texas (8–1) Texas (9–1) USC (8–1) Florida (10–1) Florida (11–1) LSU (10–2) USC (11–2) 4.
5. West Virginia (6) Notre Dame (8) (1–0) т West Virginia (2) (2–0) Florida (3–0) Florida (4–0) Florida (5–0) West Virginia (2) (5–0) Texas (6–1) Texas (7–1) Louisville (7–0) Auburn (9–1) Arkansas (9–1) Arkansas (10–1) LSU (10–2) Louisville (11–1) Boise State (1) (13–0) 5.
6. USC (3) West Virginia (5) (1–0) LSU (2–0) Michigan (3–0) Michigan (4–0) Michigan (5–0) Texas (5–1) Louisville (6–0) Louisville (7–0) Auburn (8–1) Florida (8–1) Notre Dame (9–1) Notre Dame (10–1) Louisville (10–1) Wisconsin (11–1) Louisville (12–1) 6.
7. Florida Florida (1–0) Florida (2–0) Texas (2–1) Texas (3–1) Texas (4–1) Louisville (5–0) Tennessee (5–1) Auburn (7–1) Florida (7–1) USC (7–1) Rutgers (9–0) West Virginia (9–1) Wisconsin (11–1) Oklahoma (11–2) Wisconsin (12–1) 7.
8. LSU LSU (1–0) Texas (1–1) Louisville (3–0) Louisville (4–0) Louisville (4–0) Tennessee (5–1) Auburn (6–1) Tennessee (6–1) Tennessee (7–1) California (8–1) West Virginia (8–1) Louisville (9–1) Arkansas (10–2) т USC (10–2) Michigan (11–2) 8.
9. California Florida State (1–0) Florida State (2–0) Georgia (3–0) LSU (3–1) LSU (4–1) Notre Dame (5–1) Florida (6–1) Florida (6–1) USC (6–1) Notre Dame (8–1) LSU (8–2) LSU (9–2) Oklahoma (10–2) т Boise State (12–0) Auburn (11–2) 9.
10. Oklahoma Michigan (1–0) Georgia (2–0) LSU (2–1) Georgia (4–0) Georgia (5–0) California (5–1) Notre Dame (5–1) Clemson (7–1) California (7–1) West Virginia (7–1) Louisville (8–1) Wisconsin (11–1) Boise State (12–0) Auburn (10–2) West Virginia (11–2) 10.
11. Florida State Tennessee (1–0) Michigan (2–0) Virginia Tech (3–0) Virginia Tech (4–0) Oregon (4–0) Auburn (5–1) California (6–1) Notre Dame (6–1) Notre Dame (7–1) Arkansas (8–1) Texas (9–2) Texas (9–2) Auburn (10–2) Notre Dame (10–2) Oklahoma (11–3) 11.
12. Miami Georgia (1–0) Louisville (2–0) Notre Dame (2–1) Notre Dame (3–1) Notre Dame (4–1) Clemson (5–1) Clemson (6–1) California (7–1) Arkansas (7–1) LSU (7–2) Wisconsin (10–1) Boise State (11–0) Notre Dame (10–2) Arkansas (10–3) Rutgers (11–2) 12.
13. Louisville Louisville (1–0) Tennessee (2–0) Oregon (3–0) Iowa (4–0) Tennessee (4–1) Georgia Tech (5–1) Georgia Tech (5–1) Arkansas (6–1) LSU (6–2) Tennessee (7–2) Boise State (10–0) Oklahoma (9–2) Rutgers (10–1) West Virginia (10–2) Texas (10–3) 13.
14. Michigan Iowa (1–0) Virginia Tech (2–0) Iowa (3–0) Oregon (3–0) Oklahoma (3–1) LSU (4–2) LSU (5–2) LSU (6–2) Boise State (8–0) Boise State (9–0) Wake Forest (9–1) Auburn (10–2) Virginia Tech (10–2) Virginia Tech (10–2) California (10–3) 14.
15. Georgia Oklahoma (1–0) Oklahoma (2–0) Tennessee (2–1) Tennessee (3–1) Clemson (4–1) Iowa (5–1) Arkansas (5–1) Boise State (8–0) Rutgers (8–0) Rutgers (8–0) Auburn (9–2) Rutgers (9–1) West Virginia (9–2) Wake Forest (11–2) Arkansas (10–4) 15.
16. Iowa Virginia Tech (1–0) Iowa (2–0) TCU (3–0) Oklahoma (3–1) California (4–1) Georgia (5–1) Oregon (5–1) Rutgers (7–0) Boston College (7–1) Wisconsin (9–1) Oklahoma (8–2) Georgia Tech (9–2) Wake Forest (10–2) Rutgers (10–2) BYU (11–2) 16.
17. Virginia Tech Miami (0–1) Miami (1–1) Oklahoma (2–1) TCU (3–0) Florida State (3–1) Arkansas (4–1) Nebraska (6–1) Wisconsin (7–1) Wisconsin (8–1) Oklahoma (7–2) California (8–2) Virginia Tech (9–2) Texas (9–3) т Tennessee (9–3) Notre Dame (10–3) 17.
18. Clemson Clemson (1–0) Oregon (2–0) Florida State (2–1) Clemson (3–1) Georgia Tech (4–1) Oregon (5–1) Boise State (6–0) Boston College (6–1) Oklahoma (6–2) Wake Forest (8–1) Georgia Tech (8–2) Boston College (9–2) Tennessee (9–3) т Texas (9–3) Wake Forest (11–3) 18.
19. Penn State Penn State (1–0) Nebraska (2–0) Clemson (2–1) Florida State (3–1) Iowa (4–1) Missouri (6–0) Rutgers (6–0) Oklahoma (5–2) Clemson (7–2) Georgia Tech (7–2) Virginia Tech (8–2) Tennessee (8–3) Nebraska (9–3) BYU (10–2) Virginia Tech (10–3) 19.
20. Nebraska Oregon (1–0) TCU (2–0) Boston College (3–0) California (3–1) Boise State (5–0) Boise State (6–0) Oklahoma (4–2) Nebraska (6–2) Georgia Tech (6–2) Virginia Tech (7–2) Boston College (8–2) Wake Forest (9–2) BYU (10–2) California (9–3) Boston College (10–3) 20.
21. Oregon Nebraska (1–0) California (1–1) California (2–1) Nebraska (3–1) Virginia Tech (4–1) Nebraska (5–1) Wisconsin (6–1) Georgia Tech (5–2) Texas A&M (8–1) Oregon (7–2) Maryland (8–2) BYU (9–2) California (8–3) Texas A&M (9–3) Oregon State (10–4) 21.
22. TCU California (0–1) Arizona State (2–0) Arizona State (3–0) Boise State (4–0) Nebraska (4–1) Virginia Tech (4–1) Boston College (5–1) Texas A&M (7–1) Wake Forest (7–1) Boston College (7–2) Tennessee (7–3) California (8–3) Texas A&M (9–3) Nebraska (9–4) TCU (11–2) 22.
23. Tennessee TCU (1–0) Boston College (2–0) Nebraska (2–1) Rutgers (4–0) Missouri (5–0) Oklahoma (3–2) Texas A&M (6–1) Missouri (7–1) Virginia Tech (6–2) Maryland (7–2) BYU (8–2) Nebraska (8–3) Georgia Tech (9–3) Boston College (9–3) Georgia (9–4) 23.
24. Arizona State Texas Tech (1–0) Texas Tech (2–0) Penn State (2–1) Georgia Tech (3–1) Rutgers (5–0) Rutgers (5–0) Missouri (6–1) Wake Forest (6–1) Oregon (6–2) Texas A&M (8–2) Nebraska (8–3) Clemson (8–3) Hawaiʻi (10–2) Oregon State (9–4) Penn State (9–4) 24.
25. Texas Tech Arizona State (1–0) Penn State (1–1) Boise State (3–0) Missouri (4–0) Boston College (4–1) Wisconsin (5–1) Wake Forest (6–1) Oregon (5–2) Washington State (6–3) BYU (7–2) Clemson (8–3) Hawaiʻi (9–2) Boston College (9–3) TCU (10–2) Tennessee (9–4) 25.
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Coaches PollEdit

The Coaches Poll is the 2nd oldest poll still in use after the AP Poll and 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 No. 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 No. 26, #27, etc. The maximum points a single team can earn is 1550.

Jim Tressel, head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, refused to vote in the Week 15 poll, citing a conflict of interest. In a change to the Coaches Poll for the 2006 season, the final ballots are made public. Tressel did not want his vote of picking Florida or Michigan to play against his team to be known publicly and therefore refused to vote and was an unprecedented move in that no Coaches Poll voter has ever refused to vote.[2]

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Week 6
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1. Ohio State (28) Ohio State (41) (1–0) Ohio State (59) (2–0) Ohio State (60) (3–0) Ohio State (59) (4–0) Ohio State (62) (5–0) Ohio State (62) (6–0) Ohio State (63) (7–0) Ohio State (63) (8–0) Ohio State (63) (9–0) Ohio State (63) (10–0) Ohio State (62) (11–0) Ohio State (63) (12–0) Ohio State (63) (12–0) Ohio State (62) (12–0) Florida (13–1) 1.
2. Texas (11) Texas (14) (1–0) USC (2) (2–0) USC (2) (3–0) USC (2) (3–0) USC (4–0) USC (5–0) USC (6–0) USC (6–0) Michigan (9–0) Michigan (10–0) Michigan (1) (11–0) USC (9–1) USC (10–1) Florida (12–1) Ohio State (12–1) 2.
3. Notre Dame (9) т USC (4) (1–0) Notre Dame (1) (2–0) Auburn (1) (3–0) Auburn (2) (4–0) Auburn (1) (5–0) Florida (1) (6–0) Michigan (7–0) Michigan (8–0) West Virginia (7–0) Texas (9–1) Florida (9–1) Michigan (11–1) Michigan (11–1) Michigan (11–1) LSU (11–2) 3.
4. USC (1) т Auburn (2) (1–0) Auburn (1) (2–0) West Virginia (3–0) West Virginia (4–0) West Virginia (4–0) West Virginia (5–0) West Virginia (6–0) West Virginia (7–0) Texas (8–1) Louisville (8–0) USC (8–1) Florida (10–1) Florida (11–1) LSU (10–2) USC (11–2) 4.
5. Oklahoma (13) Notre Dame (2) (1–0) т West Virginia (2–0) Florida (3–0) Florida (4–0) Florida (5–0) Michigan (6–0) Texas (6–1) Texas (7–1) Louisville (7–0) Auburn (9–1) Notre Dame (9–1) Arkansas (10–1) LSU (10–2) Wisconsin (11–1) Wisconsin (12–1) 5.
6. Auburn (1) West Virginia (1–0) т Florida (2–0) Michigan (3–0) Michigan (4–0) Michigan (5–0) Texas (5–1) Louisville (6–0) Louisville (7–0) Auburn (8–1) Florida (8–1) Arkansas (9–1) Notre Dame (10–1) Wisconsin (11–1) Louisville (11–1) Boise State (13–0) 6.
7. West Virginia Florida (1–0) LSU (2–0) Georgia (3–0) Texas (3–1) Texas (4–1) Louisville (5–0) Auburn (6–1) Auburn (7–1) Florida (7–1) USC (7–1) West Virginia (8–1) West Virginia (9–1) Louisville (10–1) USC (10–2) Louisville (12–1) 7.
8. Florida LSU (1–0) Texas (1–1) Texas (2–1) Louisville (4–0) Louisville (4–0) Notre Dame (5–1) Notre Dame (5–1) Florida (6–1) Tennessee (7–1) Notre Dame (8–1) Rutgers (9–0) LSU (9–2) Arkansas (10–2) Oklahoma (11–2) Auburn (11–2) 8.
9. LSU Florida State (1–0) Georgia (2–0) Louisville (3–0) Georgia (4–0) Georgia (5–0) Tennessee (5–1) Tennessee (5–1) Tennessee (6–1) USC (6–1) California (8–1) LSU (8–2) Wisconsin (11–1) Boise State (12–0) Boise State (12–0) Michigan (11–2) 9.
10. Florida State Oklahoma (1–0) Florida State (2–0) Virginia Tech (3–0) Virginia Tech (4–0) т LSU (4–1) Auburn (5–1) Florida (6–1) Notre Dame (6–1) Notre Dame (7–1) West Virginia (7–1) Wisconsin (10–1) Texas (9–2) Oklahoma (10–2) Auburn (10–2) West Virginia (11–2) 10.
11. Miami Georgia (1–0) Oklahoma (2–0) LSU (2–1) LSU (3–1) т Oregon (4–0) California (5–1) California (6–1) Clemson (7–1) California (7–1) Arkansas (8–1) Texas (9–2) Louisville (9–1) Auburn (10–2) Notre Dame (10–2) Oklahoma (11–3) 11.
12. California Louisville (1–0) Louisville (2–0) Oregon (3–0) Oregon (4–0) Notre Dame (4–1) Clemson (5–1) Clemson (6–1) California (7–1) т Arkansas (7–1) LSU (7–2) Louisville (8–1) Boise State (11–0) Notre Dame (10–2) West Virginia (10–2) Rutgers (11–2) 12.
13. Louisville Michigan (1–0) Michigan (2–0) Notre Dame (2–1) Iowa (4–0) Oklahoma (3–1) Iowa (5–1) Georgia Tech (5–1) LSU (6–2) т LSU (6–2) Boise State (9–0) Boise State (10–0) Auburn (10–2) Rutgers (10–1) Arkansas (10–3) Texas (10–3) 13.
14. Georgia Virginia Tech (1–0) Virginia Tech (2–0) Iowa (3–0) Notre Dame (3–1) Tennessee (4–1) Georgia (5–1) LSU (5–2) Arkansas (6–1) Boise State (8–0) Rutgers (8–0) Wake Forest (9–1) Oklahoma (9–2) Virginia Tech (10–2) Virginia Tech (10–2) California (10–3) 14.
15. Michigan Iowa (1–0) Miami (1–1) TCU (3–0) TCU (4–0) Clemson (4–1) Georgia Tech (5–1) Oregon (5–1) Boise State (8–0) Rutgers (8–0) Tennessee (7–2) Auburn (9–2) Georgia Tech (9–2) West Virginia (9–2) Wake Forest (11–2) BYU (11–2) 15.
16. Virginia Tech Miami (0–1) Iowa (2–0) Oklahoma (2–1) Oklahoma (3–1) Florida State (3–1) LSU (4–2) Nebraska (6–1) Rutgers (7–0) Boston College (7–1) Wisconsin (9–1) т Oklahoma (8–2) Rutgers (9–1) Wake Forest (10–2) Texas (9–3) Arkansas (10–4) 16.
17. Iowa Tennessee (1–0) Tennessee (2–0) Florida State (2–1) Florida State (3–1) California (4–1) Virginia Tech (4–1) Boise State (7–0) Boston College (6–1) Wisconsin (8–1) Oklahoma (7–2) (t16) California (8–2) Virginia Tech (9–2) Texas (9–3) Rutgers (10–2) Wake Forest (11–3) 17.
18. Clemson Clemson (1–0) Oregon (2–0) Arizona State (3–0) Tennessee (3–1) Virginia Tech (4–1) Oregon (4–1) Arkansas (5–1) Wisconsin (7–1) Oklahoma (6–2) Georgia Tech (7–2) Georgia Tech (8–2) Boston College (9–2) Nebraska (9–3) Tennessee (9–3) Virginia Tech (10–3) 18.
19. Penn State Penn State (1–0) Nebraska (2–0) Tennessee (2–1) Clemson (3–1) Iowa (4–1) Boise State (6–0) Rutgers (6–0) Oklahoma (5–2) Clemson (7–2) Wake Forest (8–1) Virginia Tech (8–2) Nebraska (8–3) Tennessee (9–3) California (9–3) Notre Dame (10–3) 19.
20. Oregon Oregon (1–0) TCU (2–0) California (2–1) California (3–1) Georgia Tech (4–1) Nebraska (5–1) Oklahoma (4–2) Nebraska (6–2) Georgia Tech (6–2) Oregon (7–2) Boston College (8–2) Wake Forest (9–2) California (8–3) BYU (10–2) Boston College (10–3) 20.
21. TCU Nebraska (1–0) California (1–1) Boston College (3–0) Nebraska (3–1) Boise State (5–0) Missouri (6–0) Boston College (5–1) Georgia Tech (5–2) Texas A&M (8–1) Virginia Tech (7–2) Maryland (8–2) Tennessee (8–3) BYU (10–2) Texas A&M (9–3) TCU (11–2) 21.
22. Nebraska TCU (1–0) Texas Tech (2–0) Alabama (3–0) Boise State (4–0) Nebraska (4–1) Oklahoma (3–2) Wisconsin (6–1) Texas A&M (7–1) Oregon (6–2) Boston College (7–2) Nebraska (8–3) California (8–3) Georgia Tech (9–3) Nebraska (9–4) Oregon State (10–4) 22.
23. Tennessee California (0–1) Arizona State (2–0) Clemson (2–1) Rutgers (4–0) Rutgers (5–0) Arkansas (4–1) Iowa (5–2) Missouri (7–1) Wake Forest (7–1) Texas A&M (8–2) Tennessee (7–3) BYU (9–2) Hawaiʻi (10–2) Boston College (9–3) Tennessee (9–4) 23.
24. Alabama Texas Tech (1–0) Alabama (2–0) Nebraska (2–1) Texas Tech (3–1) Texas Tech (4–1) Rutgers (5–0) Georgia (5–2) Oregon (5–2) Virginia Tech (6–2) Maryland (7–2) BYU (8–2) Clemson (8–3) Texas A&M (9–3) TCU (10–2) Hawaiʻi (11–3) 24.
25. Texas Tech Alabama (1–0) Boston College (2–0) Boise State (3–0) Boston College (3–1) Missouri (5–0) Boston College (4–1) Texas A&M (6–1) Georgia (6–2) Missouri (7–2) Nebraska (7–3) Clemson (8–3) Hawaiʻi (9–2) Boston College (9–3) Oregon State (9–4) т Penn State (9–4) 25.
Georgia Tech (9–4) т
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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 and 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 FBS 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.

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1. Ohio State (107) (4–0) Ohio State (110) (5–0) Ohio State (112) (6–0) Ohio State (112) (7–0) Ohio State (112) (8–0) Ohio State (113) (9–0) Ohio State (113) (10–0) Ohio State (112) (11–0) Ohio State (114) (12–0) Ohio State (114) (12–0) Ohio State (112) (12–0) 1.
2. USC (4) (3–0) USC (2) (4–0) USC (1) (5–0) Michigan (1) (7–0) Michigan (1) (8–0) Michigan (9–0) Michigan (10–0) Michigan (11–0) USC (9–1) USC (10–1) Florida (1) (12–1) 2.
3. Auburn (2) (4–0) Auburn (1) (5–0) Florida (1) (6–0) USC (1) (6–0) USC (6–0) West Virginia (1) (7–0) Louisville (1) (8–0) USC (8–1) Michigan (11–1) Michigan (11–1) Michigan (11–1) 3.
4. West Virginia (4–0) Michigan (5–0) Michigan (6–0) West Virginia (6–0) West Virginia (7–0) Texas (8–1) Texas (9–1) Florida (9–1) Florida (10–1) Florida (11–1) LSU (10–2) 4.
5. Michigan (4–0) Florida (1) (5–0) т West Virginia (5–0) Texas (6–1) Texas (7–1) Louisville (7–0) Auburn (8–1) Notre Dame (9–1) Notre Dame (10–1) LSU (10–2) Louisville (11–1) 5.
6. Florida (4–0) West Virginia(4–0) т Texas (5–1) Louisville (6–0) Louisville (7–0) Auburn (8–1) Florida (8–1) Arkansas (9–1) Arkansas (10–1) Wisconsin (11–1) Wisconsin (11–1) 6.
7. Louisville (4–0) Louisville (4–0) Louisville (5–0) Auburn (6–1) Auburn (7–1) Florida (7–1) USC (7–1) Rutgers (9–0) West Virginia (9–1) Louisville (10–1) USC (10–2) 7.
8. Texas (3–1) Texas (4–1) Tennessee (5–1) Tennessee (5–1) Tennessee (6–1) Tennessee (7–1) Notre Dame (8–1) West Virginia (8–1) LSU (9–2) Arkansas (10–2) Oklahoma (11–2) 8.
9. Georgia (4–0) LSU (4–1) Notre Dame (5–1) Florida (6–1) Florida (6–1) USC (6–1) California (8–1) LSU (8–2) Wisconsin (11–1) Boise State (12–0) Boise State (12–0) 9.
10. LSU (3–1) Georgia (5–0) Auburn (5–1) Notre Dame (5–1) Notre Dame (6–1) Notre Dame (7–1) West Virginia (7–1) Louisville (8–1) Louisville (9–1) Notre Dame (10–2) Auburn (10–2) т 10.
11. Virginia Tech (4–0) Oregon (4–0) California (5–1) California (6–1) California (7–1) California (7–1) Arkansas (8–1) Wisconsin (10–1) Texas (9–2) Oklahoma (10–2) Notre Dame (10–2) т 11.
12. Notre Dame (3–1) Notre Dame (4–1) Clemson (5–1) Clemson (6–1) Clemson (7–1) Arkansas (7–1) LSU (7–2) Texas (9–2) Boise State (11–0) Auburn (10–2) West Virginia (10–2) 12.
13. Oregon (3–0) Tennessee (4–1) Iowa (5–1) Georgia Tech (5–1) LSU (6–2) LSU (6–2) Rutgers (8–0) Boise State (10–0) Auburn (10–2) Rutgers (10–1) Arkansas (10–3) 13.
14. Iowa (4–0) Oklahoma (3–1) Georgia (5–1) LSU (5–2) Arkansas (6–1) Rutgers (8–0) Boise State (8–0) Wake Forest (9–1) Oklahoma (9–2) Virginia Tech (10–2) Wake Forest (11–2) 14.
15. Tennessee (3–1) Clemson (4–1) Georgia Tech (5–1) Oregon (5–1) Rutgers (7–0) Boise State (8–0) Tennessee (7–2) Auburn (9–2) Rutgers (9–1) West Virginia (9–2) Virginia Tech (10–2) 15.
16. Oklahoma (3–1) California (4–1) LSU (4–2) Nebraska (6–1) Boise State (8–0) Boston College (7–1) Wisconsin (9–1) Oklahoma (9–2) Georgia Tech (9–2) Wake Forest (10–2) Rutgers (10–2) 16.
17. TCU (3–0) Florida State (3–1) Missouri (6–0) Arkansas (5–1) Boston College (6–1) Wisconsin (8–1) Oklahoma (7–2) California (8–2) Virginia Tech (9–2) Texas (9–3) Texas (9–3) 17.
18. California (3–1) Iowa (4–1) Virginia Tech (4–1) Boise State (6–0) Wisconsin (7–1) Oklahoma (6–2) Wake Forest (8–1) Georgia Tech (8–2) Boston College (9–2) Tennessee (9–3) Tennessee (9–3) 18.
19. Clemson (3–1) Virginia Tech (4–1) Nebraska (5–1) Rutgers (6–0) Oklahoma (5–2) Clemson (7–2) Georgia Tech (7–2) Virginia Tech (8–2) Tennessee (8–3) BYU (10–2) BYU (10–2) 19.
20. Florida State (3–1) Georgia Tech (4–1) Oregon (4–1) Oklahoma (4–2) Nebraska (6–2) Georgia Tech (6–2) Oregon (7–2) Boston College (8–2) Wake Forest (9–2) Nebraska (9–3) California (9–3) 20.
21. Nebraska (3–1) Nebraska (4–1) Boise State (6–0) Boston College (5–1) Missouri (7–1) Texas A&M (8–1) Virginia Tech (7–2) Maryland (8–2) BYU (9–2) California (8–3) Texas A&M (9–3) 21.
22. Boise State (4–0) Boise State (5–0) Arkansas (4–1) Wisconsin (6–1) Georgia Tech (5–2) Oregon (6–2) Boston College (7–2) Tennessee (7–3) Nebraska (8–3) Georgia Tech (9–3) Nebraska (9–4) 22.
23. Rutgers (4–0) Missouri (5–0) Oklahoma (3–2) Iowa (5–2) Texas A&M (7–1) Wake Forest (7–1) Maryland (7–2) Nebraska (8–3) California (8–3) Hawaiʻi (10–2) Boston College (9–3) 23.
24. Missouri (4–0) Rutgers (5–0) Rutgers (5–0) Georgia (5–2) Oregon (5–2) Virginia Tech (6–2) Texas A&M (8–2) BYU (8–2) Clemson (8–3) Texas A&M (9–3) TCU (10–2) 24.
25. Boston College (3–1) Boston College (4–1) Boston College (4–1) Missouri (6–1) Wake Forest (6–1) Tulsa (7–1) Nebraska (7–3) Oregon (7–3) Hawaiʻi (9–2) Boston College (9–3) Georgia Tech (9–4) 25.
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
Dropped:
TCU
Dropped:
Florida State
Dropped:
Virginia Tech
Dropped:
Georgia
Iowa
Dropped:
Missouri
Nebraska
Dropped:
Clemson
Tulsa
Dropped:
Texas A&M
Dropped:
Maryland
Oregon
Dropped:
Clemson
Dropped:
Hawaiʻi

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 and the results of this poll 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 No. 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.

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
1. Ohio State (7–0) Ohio State (8–0) Ohio State (9–0) Ohio State (10–0) Ohio State (11–0) Ohio State (12–0) Ohio State (12–0) Ohio State (12–0) 1.
2. USC (6–0) Michigan (8–0) Michigan (9–0) Michigan (10–0) Michigan (11–0) Michigan (11–1) USC (10–1) Florida (12–1) 2.
3. Michigan (7–0) USC (6–0) West Virginia (7–0) Louisville (8–0) USC (8–1) USC (9–1) Michigan (11–1) Michigan (11–1) 3.
4. Auburn (6–1) West Virginia (7–0) Florida (7–1) Florida (8–1) Florida (9–1) Florida (10–1) Florida (11–1) LSU (10–2) 4.
5. West Virginia (6–0) Auburn (7–1) Louisville (7–0) Texas (9–1) Notre Dame (9–1) Notre Dame (10–1) LSU (10–2) USC (10–2) 5.
6. Florida (6–1) Florida (6–1) Auburn (8–1) Auburn (9–1) Rutgers (9–0) Arkansas (10–1) Louisville (10–1) Louisville (11–1) 6.
7. Louisville (6–0) Texas (7–1) Texas (8–1) USC (7–1) Arkansas (9–1) West Virginia (9–1) Wisconsin (11–1) Wisconsin (11–1) 7.
8. Notre Dame (5–1) Louisville (7–0) USC (6–1) California (8–1) West Virginia (8–1) Wisconsin (11–1) Boise State (12–0) Boise State (12–0) 8.
9. Texas (6–1) Notre Dame (6–1) Notre Dame (7–1) Notre Dame (8–1) Wisconsin (10–1) Louisville (9–1) Arkansas (10–2) Auburn (10–2) 9.
10. California (6–1) California (7–1) California (7–1) West Virginia (7–1) Louisville (8–1) LSU (9–2) Notre Dame (10–2) Oklahoma (11–2) 10.
11. Tennessee (5–1) Tennessee (6–1) Tennessee (7–1) Arkansas (8–1) LSU (8–2) Boise State (11–0) Auburn (10–2) Notre Dame (10–2) 11.
12. Clemson (6–1) Clemson (7–1) Rutgers (8–0) LSU (7–2) Boise State (10–0) Auburn (10–2) Oklahoma (10–2) Arkansas (10–3) 12.
13. Arkansas (5–1) Arkansas (6–1) Arkansas (7–1) Rutgers (8–0) Texas (9–2) Texas (9–2) Rutgers (10–1) West Virginia (10–2) 13.
14. Oregon (5–1) Rutgers (7–0) Boise State (8–0) Boise State (9–0) Auburn (9–2) Rutgers (9–1) Virginia Tech (10–2) Wake Forest (11–2) 14.
15. Boise State (6–0) Boise State (7–0) Boston College (7–1) Wisconsin (9–1) California (8–2) Oklahoma (9–2) West Virginia (9–2) Virginia Tech (10–2) 15.
16. Rutgers (6–0) LSU (6–2) Wisconsin (8–1) Tennessee (7–2) Wake Forest (9–1) Georgia Tech (9–2) Tennessee (9–3) Rutgers (10–2) 16.
17. Nebraska (6–1) Boston College (6–1) LSU (6–2) Oklahoma (7–2) Oklahoma (8–2) Virginia Tech (9–2) Wake Forest (10–2) Tennessee (9–3) 17.
18. LSU (5–2) Wisconsin (7–1) Oklahoma (6–2) Georgia Tech (7–2) Georgia Tech (8–2) Boston College (9–2) California (8–3) California (8–3) 18.
19. Georgia Tech (5–1) Oklahoma (5–2) Clemson (7–2) Wake Forest (8–1) Maryland (8–2) California (8–3) Texas (9–3) Texas (9–3) 19.
20. Boston College (5–1) Missouri (7–1) Georgia Tech (6–2) Oregon (7–2) Boston College (8–2) Tennessee (8–3) Nebraska (9–3) BYU (10–2) 20.
21. Wisconsin (6–1) Texas A&M (7–1) Texas A&M (8–1) Virginia Tech (7–2) Virginia Tech (8–2) Wake Forest (9–2) BYU (10–2) Texas A&M (9–3) 21.
22. Oklahoma (4–2) Nebraska (6–2) Oregon (6–2) Boston College (7–2) Tennessee (7–3) Nebraska (8–3) Georgia Tech (9–3) Oregon State (9–4) 22.
23. Iowa (5–2) Oregon (5–2) Washington State (6–3) Maryland (7–2) Nebraska (8–3) BYU (9–2) Texas A&M (9–3) Nebraska (9–4) 23.
24. Missouri (6–1) Georgia Tech (5–2) Wake Forest (7–1) Oregon State (6–3) Oregon (7–3) Clemson (8–3) Oregon State (8–4) Boston College (9–3) 24.
25. Tulsa (5–1) Washington State (5–3) Virginia Tech (6–2) Texas A&M (8–2) BYU (8–2) Penn State (8–4) Hawaiʻi (10–2) UCLA (7–5) 25.
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
Dropped:
Iowa
Tulsa
Dropped:
Missouri
Nebraska
Dropped:
Clemson
Washington State
Dropped:
Oregon State
Texas A&M
Dropped:
Maryland
Oregon
Dropped:
Boston College
Clemson
Penn State
Dropped:
Georgia Tech
Hawaiʻi

USA Today/Gallup Fan PollEdit

The USA Today/Gallup Fan Poll is an unofficial poll sponsored by the news publisher USA Today and the polling agency Gallup. The preseason poll was released on August 24, 2006. The poll represents 400 college football fans from across the country that were recruited by Gallup to participate. Fans had to "demonstrate a high degree of interest in and knowledge of the sport and commit to being a serious evaluator of teams as the season unfolds."[3] Unlike the other polls, this poll only included the top 15 teams and has no bearing on any formula for determining post season play and is used merely as a gauge to compare against the similar polls voted on by college football coaches and writers.

Preseason
Aug 24
Week 1
Sept 2
Week 2
Sept 9
Week 3
Sept 16
Week 4
Sept 23
Week 5
Sept 30
Week 6
Oct 7
Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14
Dec 2
Week 15
Final
1. Ohio State (197) Ohio State (235) (1–0) Ohio State (367) (2–0) Ohio State (367) (3–0) Ohio State (362) (4–0) Ohio State (377) (5–0) Ohio State (380) (6–0) Ohio State (7–0) Ohio State (387) (8–0) Ohio State (389) (9–0) Ohio State (387) (10–0) Ohio State (385) (11–0) Ohio State (398) (12–0) Ohio State (12–0) Ohio State (396) (12–0) Florida (13–1) 1.
2. Texas (81) Texas (99) (1–0) Notre Dame (10) (2–0) USC (16) (2–0) Auburn (13) (4–0) Auburn (5) (5–0) USC (5–0) Michigan (7–0) Michigan (5) (8–0) Michigan (7) (9–0) Michigan (8) (10–0) Michigan (12) (11–0) Michigan (1) (11–1) USC (10–1) Florida (2) (12–1) Ohio State (12–1) 2.
3. USC (31) USC (28) (1–0) USC (7) (1–0) Auburn (10) (3–0) USC (20) (3–0) USC (14) (4–0) Florida (6) (6–0) USC (6–0) USC (6) (6–0) West Virginia (3) (7–0) Louisville (2) (8–0) USC (8–1) USC (1) (9–1) Michigan (11–1) Michigan (1) (11–1) LSU (11–2) 3.
4. Notre Dame (46) Auburn (12) (1–0) Auburn (8) (2–0) West Virginia (2) (3–0) West Virginia (2) (4–0) Florida (1) (5–0) West Virginia (1) (5–0) West Virginia (6–0) West Virginia (2) (7–0) Texas (8–1) Texas (9–1) Florida (9–1) Florida (10–1) Florida (11–1) Louisville (11–1) USC (11–2) 4.
5. Auburn (10) Notre Dame (19) (1–0) West Virginia (1) (2–0) Florida (1) (3–0) Florida (1) (4–0) Michigan (5–0) Michigan (1) (6–0) Texas (6–1) Texas (7–1) Louisville (7–0) Auburn (9–1) Notre Dame (1) (9–1) Arkansas (10–1) Louisville (10–1) LSU (10–2) Wisconsin (12–1) 5.
6. West Virginia (6) West Virginia (3) (1–0) LSU (1) (2–0) Michigan (2) (3–0) Michigan (4–0) West Virginia (1) (4–0) Texas (5–1) Louisville (6–0) Louisville (7–0) Auburn (8–1) Florida (8–1) Arkansas (9–1) Notre Dame (10–1) LSU (10–2) Wisconsin (11–1) Boise State (13–0) 6.
7. Florida (6) Florida (3) (1–0) Florida (2) (2–0) Texas (2) (2–1) Texas (3–1) Texas (4–1) Louisville (5–0) Auburn (6–1) Auburn (7–1) Florida (7–1) USC (7–1) West Virginia (8–1) West Virginia (9–1) Wisconsin (11–1) USC (10–2) Louisville (12–1) 7.
8. LSU (2) LSU (1) (1–0) Texas (1) (1–1) Georgia (3–0) Louisville (4–0) Louisville (4–0) Auburn (5–1) Florida (6–1) Tennessee (6–1) Tennessee (7–1) Notre Dame (1) (8–1) Rutgers (1) (9–0) Louisville (9–1) Boise State (12–0) Boise State (12–0) Auburn (11–2) 8.
9. Oklahoma (3) Oklahoma (1) (1–0) Michigan (2–0) Louisville (3–0) LSU (1) (3–1) LSU (4–1) Tennessee (5–1) Tennessee (5–1) Florida (7–1) USC (6–1) West Virginia (1) (7–1) Louisville (8–1) LSU (9–2) Arkansas (10–2) Oklahoma (11–2) Michigan (11–2) 9.
10. Florida State (2) Florida State (1–0) Florida State (2–0) LSU (2–1) Georgia (4–0) Georgia (5–0) Notre Dame (5–1) Notre Dame (5–1) Notre Dame (6–1) Notre Dame (1) (7–1) California (8–1) LSU (8–2) Wisconsin (11–1) Notre Dame (9–2) Notre Dame (1) (10–2) West Virginia (11–2) 10.
11. Michigan (2) Tennessee (1–0) Georgia (2–0) Notre Dame (2–1) Virginia Tech (4–0) Notre Dame (4–1) California (5–1) California (6–1) California (7–1) California (7–1) LSU (7–2) Texas (9–2) Texas (9–2) Oklahoma (10–2) Auburn (10–2) Oklahoma (11–3) 11.
12. Miami (2) Miami (0–1) Oklahoma (2–0) Virginia Tech (3–0) Notre Dame (3–1) Oregon (4–0) LSU (4–2) LSU (5–2) Clemson (7–1) Arkansas (7–1) Arkansas (8–1) Wisconsin (10–1) Boise State (11–0) Rutgers (10–1) West Virginia (10–2) Rutgers (11–2) 12.
13. Penn State (3) Michigan (1–0) Louisville (2–0) Oregon (3–0) Iowa (4–0) Tennessee (4–1) Georgia (5–1) Clemson (6–1) LSU (6–2) Rutgers (8–0) Rutgers (8–0) Boise State (10–0) Auburn (10–2) Auburn (10–2) Arkansas (10–3) Texas (10–3) 13.
14. Georgia (2) Penn State (1–0) Tennessee (2–0) Iowa (3–0) Oregon (3–0) Clemson (4–1) Clemson (5–1) Oregon (5–1) Arkansas (6–1) LSU (6–2) Boise State (9–0) Auburn (9–2) Rutgers (9–1) West Virginia (9–2) Wake Forest (11–2) California (10–3) 14.
15. California (1) Georgia (1–0) Virginia Tech (2–0) Florida State (2–1) Florida State (3–1) Oklahoma (3–1) Oregon (4–1) Arkansas (5–1) Rutgers (7–0) Boise State (8–0) Tennessee (7–2) Wake Forest (9–1) Oklahoma (9–2) Texas (9–3) Texas (9–3) Brigham Young (11–2) 15.
Preseason
Aug 24
Week 1
Sept 2
Week 2
Sept 9
Week 3
Sept 16
Week 4
Sept 23
Week 5
Sept 30
Week 6
Oct 7
Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14
Dec 2
Week 15
Final
Dropped:
California
Dropped:
Miami
Penn State
Dropped:
Tennessee
Oklahoma
Dropped:
None
Dropped:
Virginia Tech
Iowa
Florida State
Dropped:
Oklahoma
Dropped:
Georgia
Dropped:
Oregon
Dropped:
Clemson
Dropped:
None
Dropped:
California
Tennessee
Dropped:
Wake Forest
Dropped:
None
Dropped:
Rutgers
Dropped:
Arkansas
Wake Forest
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame

BlogPollEdit

The BlogPoll is a poll run and voted on by sports bloggers.[4] 2006 is the 2nd year of the poll. Over 60 separate blogs voted in the poll throughout the year. It is administered by the Michigan blog mgoblog.

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
Final
1. Ohio State (20) Ohio State (25) (1–0) Ohio State (48) (2–0) Ohio State (51) (3–0) Ohio State (43) (4–0) Ohio State (60) (5–0) Ohio State (56) (6–0) Ohio State (56) (7–0) Ohio State (47) (8–0) Ohio State (54) (9–0) Ohio State (49) (10–0) Ohio State (47) (11–0) Ohio State (50) (12–0) Ohio State (45) (12–0) Ohio State (44) (12–0) Florida (37) (13–1) 1.
2. Texas (11) Texas (14) (1–0) USC (4) (1–0) Auburn (9) (3–0) Auburn (8) (4–0) Auburn (4) (5–0) Florida (2) (6–0) Michigan (3) (7–0) Michigan (3) (8–0) Michigan (1) (9–0) Michigan (10–0) Michigan (5) (11–0) USC (9–1) USC (10–1) Michigan (11–1) Ohio State (12–1) 2.
3. Auburn (9) USC (8) (1–0) Auburn (4) (2–0) USC (5) (2–0) USC (5) (3–0) USC (2) (4–0) Michigan (6–0) USC (6–0) USC (1) (6–0) West Virginia (7–0) Louisville (8–0) USC (8–1) Michigan (11–1) Michigan (11–1) Florida (12–1) LSU (11–2) 3.
4. USC (5) Auburn (8) (1–0) Notre Dame (4) (2–0) Florida (3–0) Michigan (4–0) Michigan (5–0) USC (2) (5–0) Texas (6–1) Texas (7–1) Florida (7–1) Texas (9–1) Florida (9–1) Florida (10–1) Florida (11–1) LSU (10–2) Boise State (4) (13–0) 4.
5. Notre Dame (8) LSU (1) (1–0) LSU (1) (2–0) Michigan (3–0) Florida (4–0) Florida (5–0) West Virginia (5–0) West Virginia (6–0) West Virginia (7–0) Texas (8–1) Florida (8–1) Arkansas (10–1) Arkansas (10–1) LSU (10–2) Louisville (11–1) USC (11–2) 5.
6. LSU (2) Notre Dame (5) (1–0) West Virginia (2–0) West Virginia (3–0) West Virginia (4–0) West Virginia (4–0) Texas (5–1) Tennessee (5–1) Auburn (7–1) Auburn (8–1) Auburn (9–1) Rutgers (9–0) Notre Dame (10–1) Louisville (10–1) USC (10–2) Louisville (12–1) 6.
7. Florida West Virginia (1–0) Florida (2–0) Louisville (3–0) Louisville (4–0) Louisville (4–0) Louisville (5–0) Auburn (6–1) Tennessee (6–1) Tennessee (7–1) California (8–1) Notre Dame (9–1) LSU (9–2) Wisconsin (11–1) Oklahoma (11–2) Wisconsin (12–1) 7.
8. West Virginia Florida (1–0) Texas (1–1) Texas (2–1) Texas (3–1) LSU (4–1) Tennessee (5–1) Louisville (6–0) Louisville (7–0) Louisville (7–0) USC (7–1) LSU (8–2) Louisville (9–1) Arkansas (10–2) Wisconsin (11–1) Michigan (11–2) 8.
9. Miami Florida State (1–0) Georgia (2–0) LSU (2–1) LSU (3–1) Texas (4–1) California (5–1) Florida (6–1) Florida (6–1) California (7–1) Arkansas (8–1) Louisville (8–1) West Virginia (9–1) Oklahoma (10–2) Boise State (12–0) Auburn (11–2) 9.
10. California (1) Iowa (1–0) Michigan (2–0) Georgia (3–0) Virginia Tech (4–0) Oregon (4–0) Notre Dame (5–1) California (6–1) Clemson (7–1) USC (6–1) Notre Dame (8–1) West Virginia (8–1) Wisconsin (11–1) Boise State (12–0) Auburn (10–2) West Virginia (11–2) 10.
11. Louisville Louisville (1–0) Louisville (2–0) Virginia Tech (3–0) Georgia (4–0) Notre Dame (4–1) Auburn (5–1) Notre Dame (5–1) California (7–1) Notre Dame (7–1) LSU (7–2) Wisconsin (10–1) Texas (9–2) Auburn (10–2) Arkansas (10–3) Oklahoma (11–3) 11.
12. Iowa Tennessee (2) (1–0) Florida State (2–0) Iowa (3–0) Iowa (4–0) Georgia (5–0) Clemson (5–1) Clemson (6–1) Notre Dame (6–1) Arkansas (7–1) West Virginia (7–1) Texas (9–2) Auburn (10–2) Rutgers (10–1) Notre Dame (10–2) Rutgers (11–2) 12.
13. Florida State Georgia (1–0) Iowa (2–0) Notre Dame (2–1) Oregon (3–0) Tennessee (4–1) Georgia Tech (5–1) Arkansas (5–1) Arkansas (6–1) Boston College (7–1) Rutgers (8–0) Wake Forest (9–1) Boise State (11–0) Notre Dame (9–2) West Virginia (10–2) Texas (10–3) 13.
14. Michigan Michigan (1–0) Virginia Tech (2–0) Oregon (3–0) Notre Dame (2–1) Clemson (4–1) LSU (4–2) Georgia Tech (5–1) LSU (6–2) LSU (6–2) Tennessee (7–2) Auburn (9–2) Oklahoma (9–2) Virginia Tech (10–2) Wake Forest (11–2) California (10–3) 14.
15. Georgia Miami (0–1) Tennessee (2–0) TCU (3–0) Tennessee (3–1) Oklahoma (3–1) Iowa (5–1) LSU (5–2) Rutgers (7–0) Rutgers (8–0) Wisconsin (9–1) Boise State (10–0) Rutgers (9–1) West Virginia (9–2) Virginia Tech (10–2) Arkansas (10–4) 15.
16. Oklahoma Virginia Tech (1–0) Oregon (2–0) Tennessee (2–1) Oklahoma (3–1) California (4–1) Arkansas (4–1) Oregon (5–1) Boston College (6–1) Wisconsin (8–1) Boise State (9–0) Oklahoma (8–2) Georgia Tech (9–2) Wake Forest (10–2) Rutgers (10–2) BYU (11–2) 16.
17. Virginia Tech Clemson (1–0) Nebraska (2–0) Oklahoma (2–1) Clemson (3–1) Georgia Tech (4–1) Missouri (6–0) Boise State (6–0) Wisconsin (7–1) Boise State (8–0) Oklahoma (7–2) California (8–2) Boston College (9–2) Texas (9–3) Tennessee (9–3) Wake Forest (11–3) 17.
18. Clemson Oklahoma (1–0) Oklahoma (2–0) Boston College (3–0) TCU (3–0) Iowa (4–1) Georgia (5–1) Nebraska (6–1) Boise State (7–0) Oklahoma (6–2) Wake Forest (8–1) Georgia Tech (8–2) Virginia Tech (9–2) Tennessee (9–3) Texas (9–3) Notre Dame (10–3) 18.
19. Penn State Oregon (1–0) Miami (1–1) Clemson (2–1) California (3–1) Boise State (5–0) Oregon (4–1) Rutgers (6–0) Oklahoma (5–2) Clemson (7–2) Georgia Tech (7–2) Boston College (10–0) Tennessee (8–3) Nebraska (9–3) California (9–3) Boston College (10–3) 19.
20. Nebraska Penn State (1–0) Boston College (2–0) California (2–1) Nebraska (3–1) Florida State (3–1) Boise State (6–0) Wisconsin (6–1) Nebraska (6–2) Georgia Tech (6–2) Oregon (7–2) Maryland (8–2) California (8–3) California (8–3) BYU (10–2) Virginia Tech (10–3) 20.
21. Oregon Nebraska (1–0) TCU (2–0) Arizona State (3–0) Florida State (3–1) Virginia Tech (4–1) Nebraska (5–1) Oklahoma (4–2) Georgia Tech (5–2) Texas A&M (8–1) Boston College (7–2) Tennessee (7–3) Wake Forest (9–2) BYU (10–2) Texas A&M (9–3) Oregon State (10–4) 21.
22. Tennessee Texas Tech (1–0) California (1–1) Florida State (2–1) Boise State (4–0) Nebraska (4–1) Oklahoma (3–2) Boston College (5–1) Texas A&M (7–1) Wake Forest (7–1) Virginia Tech (7–2) Virginia Tech (8–2) Nebraska (8–3) Texas A&M (9–3) Nebraska (9–4) TCU (11–2) 22.
23. Texas Tech California (0–1) Texas Tech (2–0) Nebraska (2–1) Rutgers (4–0) Rutgers (5–0) Virginia Tech (4–1) Texas A&M (6–1) Missouri (7–1) Oregon (6–2) Maryland (7–2) Nebraska (8–3) BYU (9–2) Georgia Tech (9–3) Boston College (9–3) Penn State (9–4) 23.
24. TCU Alabama (1–0) Arizona State (2–0) Boise State (3–0) Georgia Tech (3–1) Missouri (5–0) Rutgers (5–0) Pittsburgh (6–1) Wake Forest (6–1) Virginia Tech (6–2) Texas A&M (8–2) BYU (8–2) Clemson (8–3) Hawaii (10–2) Oregon State (9–4) Georgia (9–4) 24.
25. Alabama TCU (1–0) UCLA (2–0) Alabama (3–0) Missouri (4–0) Boston College (4–1) Wisconsin (5–1) Wake Forest (6–1) Oregon (5–2) Washington State (6–3) Nebraska (7–3) Clemson (8–3) Hawaii (9–2) Boston College (9–3) TCU (10–2) Tennessee (9–4) 25.
Week 1
Aug 4
Week 2
Sept 2
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 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
Final
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Alabama
Clemson
Penn State
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Miami
Texas Tech
UCLA
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Alabama
Arizona State
Boston College
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TCU
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Boston College
Florida State
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Georgia
Iowa
Missouri
Virginia Tech
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Missouri
Nebraska
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Washington State
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Oregon
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Clemson
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Hawaii
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Texas A&M
Nebraska


Preseason pollsEdit

Various publications release their preseason top 25 months before the season commences. The 2006–07 BCS Champion Florida Gators are highlighted in gold.

Athlon[5] Lindy's[6] Gold Sheet[7] Phil Steele[8][9] Sporting News CollegeFootballNews Real Football 365[10] Sports Illustrated[11] CFP Users[12]
Original[13] Revised[9][14] Original[13] Revised[15]

[16] [17]

1. Oklahoma Notre Dame Oklahoma Oklahoma Notre Dame Notre Dame USC USC Oklahoma Ohio State Texas 1.
2. Notre Dame Ohio State Auburn Auburn Ohio State Ohio State Texas Texas Ohio State Notre Dame Ohio State 2.
3. USC West Virginia West Virginia Louisville Auburn Auburn Ohio State Ohio State West Virginia Texas West Virginia 3.
4. Ohio State Texas Ohio State USC LSU LSU Oklahoma Miami Notre Dame LSU USC 4.
5. Florida Florida Florida Texas West Virginia West Virginia Miami Auburn Texas USC Notre Dame 5.
6. West Virginia USC Texas Miami USC USC Auburn LSU LSU West Virginia LSU 6.
7. Texas Oklahoma USC Notre Dame Texas Texas LSU California Florida State Auburn Auburn 7.
8. California Auburn Florida State Ohio State Florida Florida California Oklahoma California California Oklahoma 8.
9. Auburn California Notre Dame Virginia Tech Oklahoma Florida State Florida Florida Michigan Florida Louisville 9.
10. Louisville LSU California Florida State Florida State Iowa Tennessee Tennessee USC Michigan Florida 10.
11. LSU Michigan LSU Michigan Iowa Georgia Florida State Florida State Auburn Georgia Florida State 11.
12. Clemson Florida State Texas Tech Tennessee Georgia California Clemson Clemson Clemson Florida State Miami 12.
13. Michigan Louisville Iowa Arkansas California Miami Michigan Michigan Florida Louisville Georgia 13.
14. Miami Georgia Georgia Georgia Miami Penn State Louisville Louisville Louisville Oklahoma California 14.
15. Georgia Utah Louisville Iowa Penn State Virginia Tech West Virginia West Virginia Georgia Clemson Virginia Tech 15.
16. Iowa Miami Miami California Virginia Tech Michigan Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Arizona State Arizona State Michigan 16.
17. Florida State TCU Michigan West Virginia Michigan Tennessee Nebraska Nebraska Penn State Miami TCU 17.
18. TCU Clemson Alabama Clemson Tennessee Louisville Notre Dame Notre Dame Virginia Tech Nebraska Iowa 18.
19. Oregon Arizona State Virginia Tech Boise State Louisville Texas Tech Georgia Georgia Utah Penn State Clemson 19.
20. Tennessee Virginia Tech Navy Florida Texas Tech TCU Arizona State Arizona State Miami Oregon Penn State 20.
21. Virginia Tech Penn State Utah LSU TCU Nebraska Iowa Iowa Nebraska 21.
22. Texas Tech Nebraska Arizona State Nebraska Nebraska Oregon Penn State Penn State Texas Tech 22.
23. Utah Oregon Tennessee Utah Oregon Clemson Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Oregon 23.
24. Arizona State Texas Tech Boston College Purdue Clemson Oklahoma Alabama Alabama Alabama 24.
25. Nebraska Iowa Georgia Tech Oregon Alabama Alabama Missouri Missouri Boston College 25.
Athlon Lindy's Gold Sheet Phil Steele Original Revised Original Revised Real Football 365 Sports Illustrated CFP Users
Sporting News College Football News

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

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  2. "Ohio State's Tressel won't vote in coaches poll". Associated Press. ESPN. December 3, 2006. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=ncf&id=2684920. Retrieved December 6, 2006.
  3. "USA Today/Gallup College Football Top 15 Fans' Poll". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/fanspoll.htm. Retrieved September 14, 2006.
  4. "mgoblog: Blogpoll Central". mgoblog.blogspot.com. http://mgoblog.blogspot.com/2005/05/blogpoll-central.html. Retrieved September 8, 2006.
  5. "Preseason Top 25". Athlon Sports, Inc. Archived from the original on July 19, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20060719014511/http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/8701/preseason-top-25. Retrieved July 21, 2006.
  6. "Lindy's Power Rankings". Lindy's Sports. Archived from the original on May 15, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20060515121333/http://www.lindyssports.com/main.php. Retrieved July 21, 2006.
  7. Marshall, Bruce. "THE GOLD SHEET PRESEASON TOP 25!". The Gold Sheet. http://www.goldsheet.com/articles/AnnualExcerpts.php. Retrieved July 21, 2006.
  8. "Ten Minutes with Phil Steele". Scout, Inc. http://mb22.scout.com/fouinsiderfrm1.showMessage?topicID=129802.topic. Retrieved July 10, 2006.[dead link]
  9. 9.0 9.1 "2006 Preseason Consensus". Stassen.com. Archived from the original on November 18, 2009. http://www.webcitation.org/5lNvorqBE. Retrieved July 24, 2006.
  10. "Power rankings: Sooner or later, it will all sort out". RealFootball365.com. Archived from the original on 9 August 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20060809021628/http://www.realfootball365.com/college/articles/2006/07/college-football-rankings260706.html. Retrieved July 26, 2006.
  11. "College Football 2006 Preview". SI.com. Archived from the original on 22 August 2006. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/specials/preview/2006/scout.report/index.html. Retrieved August 18, 2006.
  12. "Official Results". CollegeFootballPoll.com. August 8, 2006. http://www.collegefootballpoll.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=760. Retrieved September 25, 2006.[dead link]
  13. 13.0 13.1 This poll was released prior to roster shakeups including the dismissal of Oklahoma's starting quarterback.
  14. "SN's 2006 Top 25 College Football Countdown". SportingNews.com. Archived from the original on 11 August 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20060811212219/http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=113283. Retrieved August 16, 2006.
  15. "2006 Preseason Rankings, National Title Contenders – No. 1 to No. 10". CollegeFootballNews.com. Archived from the original on July 21, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20060721170018/http://www.collegefootballnews.com/2006/Rankings/Preview2006_1_10.htm. Retrieved July 24, 2006.
  16. "2006 Preseason Rankings, National Title Contenders – No. 11 to No. 20". CollegeFootballNews.com. Archived from the original on August 13, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20060813134722/http://www.collegefootballnews.com/2006/Rankings/Preview2006_11_20.htm. Retrieved July 24, 2006.
  17. "2006 Preseason Rankings, National Title Contenders – No. 21 to No. 29". CollegeFootballNews.com. Archived from the original on August 28, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20060828195148/http://www.collegefootballnews.com/2006/Rankings/Preview2006_21_29.htm. Retrieved July 24, 2006.


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