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Three human polls and one formulaic ranking make up the 2009 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. Two additional polls are released midway through the season; the Harris Interactive Poll is released after the fourth week of the season and the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Standings is released after the seventh week. The Harris Poll and Coaches Poll are factors in the BCS Standings. At the end of the season, on Sunday, December 6, 2009, the BCS Standings determines who plays in the BCS bowl games as well as the BCS National Championship Game on January 7, 2010 at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

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

Function Edit

As the 2009 football season progresses, rankings are updated weekly. 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.

The initial BCS Rankings came out on October 18, 2009 with Florida as the top rated team. Over the years, the Nos. 1–2 teams in the initial BCS standings have played just once in the BCS National Championship – USC and Texas (2005). Five times in the first 10 years of the system, the No. 1 team from the initial selection week has advanced to the title contest, and Florida State (1999) and USC (2004) are the only two first-week No. 1 schools to capture the eventual crown. Every year (excluding 1998 when UCLA and Ohio State opened at 1–2) at least one of the top two first standings’ squads has advanced to the BCS National Championship. The Florida Gators, last year's national champion, made their debut in the first BCS standings at No. 10, and fought all the way into the title game.

AP PollEdit

Preseason
Aug 22[1]
Week 1
Sep 8
Week 2
Sep 13
Week 3
Sep 20
Week 4
Sep 27
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14
Dec 6
Week 15
Jan 7
1. Florida (58) Florida(1–0) (56) Florida (2–0) (56) Florida (3–0) (55) Florida (4–0) (55) Florida (4–0) (54) Florida (5–0) (50) Alabama (7–0) (39) Florida (7–0) (30) Florida (8–0) (38) Florida (9–0) (39) Florida (10–0) (36) Florida (11–0) (36) Florida (12–0) (46) Alabama (13–0) (58) Alabama* (14-0) (60) 1.
2. Texas (2) Texas (1–0) (2) Texas (2–0) (1) Texas (3–0) (2) Texas (4–0) (1) Texas (4–0) (1) Alabama (6–0) (10) Florida (6–0) (20) Alabama (8–0) (23) Texas (8–0) (13) Texas (9–0) (10) Alabama (10–0) (14) Alabama (11–0) (13) Alabama (12–0) (7) Texas (13–0) (2) Texas (13-1) 2.
3. Oklahoma USC (1–0) USC (2–0) (1) Alabama (3–0) (3) Alabama (4–0) (4) Alabama (5–0) (5) Texas (5–0) Texas (6–0) Texas (7–0) (7) Alabama (8–0) (8) Alabama (9–0) (11) Texas (10–0) (10) Texas (11–0) (11) Texas (12–0) (7) TCU (12–0) Florida (13-1) 3.
4. USC Alabama (1–0) (2) Alabama (2–0) (2) Mississippi (2–0) LSU (4–0) LSU (5–0) Virginia Tech (5–1) USC (5–1) USC (6–1) Cincinnati (8–0) TCU (9–0) TCU (10–0) TCU (11–0) TCU (12–0) Cincinnati (12–0) Boise State (14-0) 4.
5. Alabama Oklahoma State (1–0) Mississippi (1–0) т Penn State (3–0) Boise State (4–0) Virginia Tech (4–1) Boise State (5–0) Cincinnati (6–0) Cincinnati (7–0) Boise State (8–0) Cincinnati (9–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (11–0) Florida (12–1) Ohio State (11-2) 5.
6. Ohio State Mississippi (1–0) Penn State (2–0) т California (3–0) Virginia Tech (3–1) Boise State (5–0) USC (4–1) Boise State (6–0) Boise State (7–0) TCU (8–0) Boise State (9–0) Boise State (10–0) Boise State (10–0) Boise State (12–0) Boise State (13–0) TCU (12-1) 6.
7. Virginia Tech Penn State (1–0) BYU (2–0) LSU (3–0) USC (3–1) USC (4–1) Ohio State (5–1) Iowa (7–0) Iowa (8–0) Oregon (7–1) Georgia Tech (9–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Oregon (9–2) Oregon (10–2) Iowa (11-2) 7.
8. Mississippi Ohio State (1–0) California (2–0) Boise State (3–0) Oklahoma (2–1) Cincinnati (5–0) Cincinnati (5–0) Miami (FL) (5–1) TCU (7–0) Iowa (9–0) Pittsburgh (8–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Ohio State (10–2) Ohio State (10–2) Cincinnati (12-1) 8.
9. Oklahoma State т BYU (1–0) LSU (2–0) Miami (FL) (2–0) Ohio State (3–1) Ohio State (4–1) Miami (FL) (4–1) LSU (5–1) LSU (6–1) LSU (7–1) LSU (7–2) Ohio State (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) Iowa (10–2) Georgia Tech (11–2) Penn State (11-2) 9.
10. Penn State т California (1–0) Boise State (2–0) Oklahoma (2–1) Cincinnati (4–0) TCU (4–0) LSU (5–1) TCU (6–0) Oregon (6–1) Georgia Tech (7–1) Ohio State (8–2) LSU (8–2) Oregon (9–2) Penn State (10–2) Iowa (10–2) Virginia Tech (10-3) 10.
11. LSU LSU (1–0) Ohio State (1–1) Virginia Tech (2–1) TCU (3–0) Miami (FL) (3–1) Iowa (6–0) Georgia Tech (6–1) Georgia Tech (7–1) Penn State (7–1) USC (7–2) Oregon (8–2) Oklahoma State (9–2) Virginia Tech (9–3) Penn State (10–2) Oregon (10-3) 11.
12. California Boise State (1–0) Oklahoma (1–1) USC (2–1) Houston (3–0) Iowa (5–0) TCU (5–0) Oregon (5–1) Penn State (7–1) USC (6–2) Miami (FL) (7–2) Oklahoma State (8–2) Penn State (10–2) Georgia Tech (10–2) Virginia Tech (9–3) BYU (11-2) 12.
13. Georgia Oklahoma (0–1) Virginia Tech (1–1) Ohio State (2–1) Iowa (4–0) Oregon (4–1) Oregon (5–1) Penn State (6–1) Oklahoma State (6–1) Houston (7–1) Houston (8–1) Penn State (9–2) Iowa (10–2) Oregon State (8–3) LSU (9–3) Georgia Tech (11-3) 13.
14. Boise State Virginia Tech (0–1) Georgia Tech (2–0) Cincinnati (3–0) Oklahoma State (3–1) Penn State (4–1) Penn State (5–1) Oklahoma State (5–1) Virginia Tech (5–2) Pittsburgh (7–1) Oregon (7–2) Stanford (7–3) Virginia Tech (8–3) Pittsburgh (9–2) Miami (FL) (9–3) Nebraska (10-4) 14.
15. Georgia Tech Georgia Tech (1–0) TCU (1–0) TCU (2–0) Penn State (3–1) Oklahoma State (3–1) Nebraska (4–1) Virginia Tech (5–2) Houston (6–1) Ohio State (7–2) Iowa (9–1) Iowa (9–2) Clemson (8–3) LSU (9–3) BYU (10–2) Pittsburgh (10-3) 15.
16. Oregon TCU (0–0) Oklahoma State (1–1) Oklahoma State (2–1) Oregon (3–1) Kansas (4–0) Oklahoma State (4–1) BYU (6–1) Pittsburgh (7–1) Miami (FL) (6–2) Utah (8–1) Virginia Tech (7–3) Oregon State (8–3) BYU (10–2) Oregon State (8–4) Wisconsin (10-3) 16.
17. TCU Utah (1–0) Cincinnati (2–0) Houston (2–0) Miami (FL) (2–1) Auburn (5–0) Kansas (5–0) Houston (5–1) Ohio State (6–2) Utah (7–1) Oklahoma State (7–2) Wisconsin (8–2) LSU (8–3) Miami (FL) (9–3) Pittsburgh (9–3) LSU (9-4) 17.
18. Florida State Notre Dame (1–0) Utah (2–0) Florida State (2–1) Kansas (4–0) т BYU (4–1) BYU (5–1) Ohio State (5–2) Miami (FL) (5–2) Oklahoma State (6–2) Arizona (6–2) Clemson (7–3) BYU (9–2) Houston (10–2) West Virginia (9–3) Utah (10-3) 18.
19. Utah North Carolina (1–0) Nebraska (1–0) BYU (2–1) Georgia (3–1) т Oklahoma (2–2) Georgia Tech (5–1) Utah (5–1) Utah (6–1) Notre Dame (6–2) Penn State (8–2) BYU (8–2) Miami (FL) (8–3) California (8–3) Stanford (8–4) Miami (FL) (9-4) 19.
20. BYU Miami (FL) (1–0) Miami (FL) (1–0) Kansas (3–0) BYU (3–1) Mississippi (3–1) Oklahoma (3–2) Pittsburgh (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) Oklahoma (5–3) Virginia Tech (6–3) Oregon State (7–3) Mississippi (8–3) USC (8–3) Nebraska (9–4) Mississippi (9-4) 20.
21. North Carolina Georgia (0–1) Houston (2–0) Georgia (2–1) Mississippi (2–1) Nebraska (3–1) South Florida (5–0) Texas Tech (5–2) South Carolina (6–2) Arizona (5–2) Wisconsin (7–2) Miami (FL) (7–3) California (8–3) Nebraska (9–3) Oklahoma State (9–3) Texas Tech (9-4) 21.
22. Iowa Nebraska (1–0) Kansas (2–0) North Carolina (3–0) Michigan (4–0) Georgia Tech (4–1) South Carolina (5–1) West Virginia (5–1) Oklahoma (4–3) Virginia Tech (5–3) BYU (7–2) USC (7–3) Utah (9–2) Oklahoma State (9–3) Arizona (8–4) USC (9-4) 22.
23. Notre Dame Cincinnati (1–0) Georgia (1–1) Michigan (3–0) Nebraska (3–1) South Florida (5–0) Houston (4–1) South Carolina (5–2) Arizona (5–2) California (6–2) South Florida (6–2) Utah (8–2) North Carolina (8–3) Stanford (8–4) Utah (9–3) Central Michigan (12-2) 23.
24. Nebraska Kansas (1–0) North Carolina (2–0) Washington (2–1) California (3–1) Missouri (4–0) Utah (4–1) Kansas (5–1) Mississippi (5–2) Wisconsin (6–2) Clemson (6–3) Houston (8–2) USC (7–3) West Virginia (8–3) Wisconsin (9–3) Clemson (9-5) 24.
25. Kansas Missouri (1–0) Michigan (2–0) Nebraska (2–1) Georgia Tech (3–1) South Carolina (4–1) Notre Dame (4–1) Oklahoma (3–3) Notre Dame (5–2) BYU (6–2) Stanford (6–3) Rutgers (7–2) Houston (9–2) Clemson (8–4) Central Michigan (11–2) West Virginia (9-4) 25.
Preseason
Aug 22[1]
Week 1
Sep 8
Week 2
Sep 13
Week 3
Sep 20
Week 4
Sep 27
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14
Dec 6
Week 15
Jan 7
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Iowa
Florida State
Oregon
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Missouri
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Georgia Tech
Utah
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Florida State
North Carolina
Washington
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Houston
Georgia
Michigan
California
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Mississippi
Missouri
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Nebraska
South Florida
Notre Dame
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BYU
Texas Tech
Kansas
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South Carolina
Mississippi
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Oklahoma
California
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South Florida
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Wisconsin
Rutgers
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Utah
North Carolina
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California
USC
Clemson
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Stanford
Oklahoma State
Arizona

USA Today Coaches' PollEdit

Preseason
Aug 7[2]
Week 1
Sep 8
Week 2
Sep 13
Week 3
Sep 20
Week 4
Sep 27
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14
Dec 6
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 7
1. Florida (53) Florida (1–0) (56) Florida (2–0) (56) Florida (3–0) (59) Florida (4–0) (58) Florida (4–0) (57) Florida (5–0) (53) Florida (6–0) (49) Florida (7–0) (46) Florida (8–0) (50) Florida (9–0) (48) Florida (10–0) (48) Florida (11–0) (47) Florida (12–0) (53) Alabama (13–0) (54) Alabama (14–0) (58) 1.
2. Texas (4) Texas (1–0) (2) Texas (2–0) Texas (3–0) Texas (4–0) (1) Texas (4–0) (1) Texas (5–0) (1) Alabama (7–0) (9) Alabama (8–0) (9) Texas (8–0) (4) Texas (9–0) (4) Texas (10–0) (4) Texas (11–0) (4) Texas (12–0) (3) Texas (13–0) (4) Texas (13–1) 2.
3. Oklahoma (1) USC (1–0) (1) USC (2–0) (3) Alabama (3–0) Alabama (4–0) Alabama (5–0) (1) Alabama (6–0) (5) Texas (6–0) (1) Texas (7–0) (4) Alabama (8–0) (5) Alabama (9–0) (7) Alabama (10–0) (7) Alabama (11–0) (8) Alabama (12–0) (3) TCU (12–0) Florida (13–1) 3.
4. USC (1) Alabama (1–0) Alabama (2–0) Penn State (3–0) LSU (4–0) LSU (5–0) Virginia Tech (5–1) USC (5–1) USC (6–1) TCU (8–0) TCU (9–0) TCU (10–0) TCU (11–0) TCU (12–0) Cincinnati (12–0) (1) Boise State (14–0) 4.
5. Alabama Penn State (1–0) Penn State (2–0) Mississippi (2–0) Boise State (4–0) Virginia Tech (4–1) USC (4–1) Boise State (6–0) Boise State (7–0) Boise State (8–0) Cincinnati (9–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (11–0) Florida (12–1) Ohio State (11–2) 5.
6. Ohio State Oklahoma State (1–0) Mississippi (1–0) California (3–0) Virginia Tech (3–1) Boise State (5–0) Boise State (5–0) Cincinnati (6–0) TCU (7–0) Iowa (9–0) Boise State (9–0) Boise State (10–0) Boise State (11–0) Boise State (12–0) Boise State (13–0) TCU (12–1) 6.
7. Virginia Tech Ohio State (1–0) LSU (2–0) T LSU (3–0) USC (3–1) USC (4–1) Ohio State (5–1) TCU (6–0) Cincinnati (7–0) Cincinnati (8–0) Georgia Tech (9–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Ohio State (10–2) Oregon (10–2) Iowa (11–2) 7.
8. Penn State Mississippi (1–0) California (2–0) T Boise State (3–0) Oklahoma (2–1) Ohio State (4–1) TCU (5–0) Iowa (7–0) Iowa (8–0) Oregon (7–1) Ohio State (8–2) Ohio State (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) Oregon (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) Penn State (11–2) 8.
9. LSU LSU (1–0) BYU (2–0) Oklahoma (2–1) Ohio State (3–1) TCU (4–0) Cincinnati (5–0) Miami, Fla. (5–1) LSU (6–1) LSU (7–1) Pittsburgh (8–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Penn State (10–2) Penn State (10–2) Cincinnati (12–1) 9.
10. Mississippi California (1–0) Boise State (2–0) USC (2–1) TCU (3–0) Cincinnati (5–0) LSU (5–1) LSU (5–1) Penn State (7–1) Penn State (8–1) USC (7–2) LSU (8–2) Oregon (9–2) Iowa (10–2) Georgia Tech (11–2) Virginia Tech (10–3) 10.
11. Oklahoma State Boise State (1–0) Ohio State (1–1) Ohio State (2–1) Cincinnati (4–0) Miami (FL) (3–1) Miami (FL) (4–1) Penn State (6–1) Georgia Tech (7–1) Georgia Tech (8–1) LSU (7–2) Oregon (8–2) Penn State (10–2) Virginia Tech (9–3) Iowa (10–2) Oregon (10–3) 11.
12. California BYU (1–0) Oklahoma (1–1) Virginia Tech (2–1) Oklahoma State (3–1) Penn State (4–1) Iowa (6–0) Oklahoma State (5–1) Oregon (6–1) Ohio State (7–2) Houston (8–1) Penn State (9–2) Oklahoma State (9–2) Georgia Tech (10–2) Virginia Tech (9–3) BYU (11–2) 12.
13. Georgia Georgia Tech (1–0) Georgia Tech (2–0) Miami (FL) (2–0) Penn State (3–1) Oklahoma State (3–1) Penn State (5–1) Georgia Tech (6–1) Oklahoma State (6–1) USC (6–2) Iowa (9–1) Oklahoma State (8–2) Iowa (10–2) BYU (10–2) LSU (9–3) Georgia Tech (11–3) 13.
14. Oregon Oklahoma (0–1) Virginia Tech (1–1) TCU (2–0) Georgia (3–1) Iowa (5–0) Oklahoma State (4–1) Oregon (5–1) Virginia Tech (5–2) Pittsburgh (7–1) Utah (8–1) Wisconsin (8–2) Virginia Tech (8–3) LSU (9–3) BYU (10–2) Nebraska (10–4) 14.
15. Georgia Tech Virginia Tech (0–1) TCU (1–0) Cincinnati (3–0) Houston (3–0) Kansas (4–0) Kansas (5–0) Virginia Tech (5–2) Ohio State (6–2) Houston (7–1) Miami (7–2) Iowa (9–2) BYU (9–2) Pittsburgh (9–2) Miami (FL) (9–3) Pittsburgh (10–3) 15.
16. Boise State TCU (0–0) Utah (2–0) Oklahoma State (2–1) Kansas (4–0) Mississippi (3–1) Oregon (5–1) BYU (6–1) Houston (6–1) Utah (7–1) Oregon (7–2) Virginia Tech (7–3) Clemson (8–3) Oregon State (8–3) Pittsburgh (9–3) Wisconsin (10–3) 16.
17. TCU Utah (1–0) Oklahoma State (1–1) Georgia (2–1) Iowa (4–0) Oregon (4–1) Nebraska (4–1) Ohio State (5–2) т Pittsburgh (7–1) Miami, Fla. (6–2) Penn State (8–2) Stanford (7–3) LSU (8–3) Miami (FL) (9–3) West Virginia (9–3) LSU (9–4) 17.
18. Utah Nebraska (1–0) Nebraska (2–0) North Carolina (3–0) Mississippi (2–1) Missouri (4–0) Oklahoma (3–2) Houston (5–1) т Miami (FL) (5–2) Oklahoma State (6–2) Oklahoma State (7–2) BYU (8–2) Oregon State (8–3) Houston (10–2) Oklahoma State (9–3) Utah (10–3) 18.
19. Florida State North Carolina (1–0) North Carolina (2–0) Kansas (3–0) California (3–1) Auburn (5–0) BYU (5–1) Pittsburgh (6–1) Utah (6–1) Arizona (5–2) Arizona (6–2) Clemson (7–3) Utah (9–2) USC (8–3) Nebraska (9–4) Miami (FL) (9–4) 19.
20. North Carolina Notre Dame (1–0) Georgia (1–1) BYU (2–1) Michigan (4–0) BYU (4–1) Georgia Tech (5–1) Utah (5–1) West Virginia (6–1) Oklahoma (5–3) Wisconsin (7–2) Oregon State (7–3) Houston (9–2) Nebraska (9–3) Oregon State (8–4) USC (9–4) 20.
21. Iowa Georgia (0–1) Cincinnati (2–0) Missouri (3–0) Miami (FL) (2–1) т Oklahoma (2–2) South Florida (5–0) Kansas (5–1) South Carolina (6–2) Notre Dame (6–2) Virginia Tech (6–3) USC (7–3) Miami (FL) (8–3) Oklahoma State (9–3) Stanford (8–4) Mississippi (9–4) 21.
22. Nebraska Miami (FL) (1–0) Miami (FL) (1–0) Michigan (3–0) BYU (3–1) т Nebraska (3–1) South Carolina (5–1) West Virginia (5–1) Mississippi (5–2) Wisconsin (6–2) BYU (7–2) Houston (8–2) USC (7–3) California (8–3) Wisconsin (9–3) West Virginia (9–4) 22.
23. Notre Dame Cincinnati (1–0) Kansas (2–0) Houston (2–0) Missouri (4–0) Georgia Tech (4–1) Houston (4–1) South Carolina (5–2) Oklahoma (4–3) California (6–2) West Virginia (7–2) Utah (8–2) Nebraska (8–3) West Virginia (8–3) Arizona (8–4) Texas Tech (9–4) 23.
24. BYU Oregon State (1–0) Oregon State (2–0) Nebraska (2–1) Nebraska (3–1) South Florida (5–0) Missouri (4–0) Texas Tech (5–2) Arizona (5–2) Virginia Tech (5–3) South Florida (6–2) Miami (FL) (7–3) North Carolina (8–3) Stanford (8–4) Utah (9–3) Central Michigan (12–2) 24.
25. Oregon State Kansas (1–0) Missouri (2–0) Florida State (2–1) Oregon (3–1) Wisconsin (5–0) Notre Dame (4–1) Mississippi (4–2) Notre Dame (5–2) Brigham Young (6–2) Auburn (7–3) Nebraska (7–3) T
North Carolina (7–3) T
Mississippi (8–3) Utah (9–3) Houston (10–3) Oklahoma State (9–4) 25.
Preseason
Aug 7[2]
Week 1
Sep 8
Week 2
Sep 13
Week 3
Sep 20
Week 4
Sep 27
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
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Week 9
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Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
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Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14
Dec 6
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 7
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Harris Interactive PollEdit

Week 4
Sep 27[3]
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
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Week 13
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Week 14
Dec 6
1. Florida (4–0) (99) Florida (4–0) (97) Florida (5–0) (99) Florida (6–0) (77) Florida (7–0) (75) Florida (8–0) (83) Florida (9–0) (82) Florida (10–0) (78) Florida (11–0) (78) Florida (12–0) (82) Alabama (13–0) 1.
2. Texas (4–0) (4) Texas (4–0) (12) Alabama (6–0) (13) т Alabama (7–0) (33) Alabama (8–0) (17) Texas (8–0) (19) Texas (9–0) (18) Texas (10–0) (19) Texas (11–0) (18) Texas (12–0) (15) Texas (13–0) 2.
3. Alabama (4–0) (11) Alabama (5–0) (5) Texas (5–0) (2) т Texas (6–0) (4) Texas (7–0) (20) Alabama (8–0) (9) Alabama (9–0) (14) Alabama (10–0) (16) Alabama (11–0) (15) Alabama (12–0) (12) TCU (12–0) 3.
4. LSU (4–0) LSU (5–0) Virginia Tech (5–1) USC (5–1) USC (6–1) Boise State (8–0) (1) TCU (9–0) TCU (10–0) (1) TCU (11–0) (3) TCU (12–0) (4) Cincinnati (12–0) 4.
5. Boise State (4–0) Boise State (5–0) Boise State (5–0) Boise State (6–0) Boise State (7–0) Cincinnati (8–0) Cincinnati (9–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (11–0) Florida (12–1) 5.
6. Virginia Tech (3–1) Virginia Tech (4–1) USC (4–1) Cincinnati (6–0) Cincinnati (7–0) TCU (8–0) Boise State (9–0) Boise State (10–0) Boise State (11–0) Boise State (12–0) Boise State (13–0) 6.
7. USC (3–1) USC (4–1) Ohio State (5–1) Iowa (7–0) TCU (7–0) Iowa (9–0) (2) Georgia Tech (9–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Ohio State (10–2) Oregon (10–2) 7.
8. Ohio State (3–1) Ohio State (4–1) Cincinnati (5–0) TCU (6–0) Iowa (8–0) (1) Oregon (7–1) Ohio State (8–2) Ohio State (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) Oregon (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) 8.
9. Oklahoma (2–1) Cincinnati (5–0) LSU (5–1) LSU (5–1) LSU (6–1) LSU (7–1) Pittsburgh (8–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Penn State (10–2) Penn State (10–2) 9.
10. Cincinnati (4–0) TCU (4–0) TCU (5–0) Miami, Fla. (5–1) Penn State (7–1) Penn State (8–1) USC (7–2) LSU (8–2) Oregon (9–2) Iowa (10–2) Georgia Tech (11–2) 10.
11. TCU (3–0) Iowa (5–0) Iowa (6–0) Penn State (6–1) Oregan (6–1) Georgia Tech (8–1) LSU (7–2) Oregon (8–2) Penn State (10–2) Georgia Tech (10-2) Iowa (10–2) 11.
12. Penn State (3–1) Miami (FL) (3–1) Miami (FL) (4–1) Oregon (5–1) Georgia Tech (7–1) USC (6–2) Iowa (9–1) Penn State (9–2) Oklahoma State (9–2) Virginia Tech (10–2) Virginia Tech (9–3) 12.
13. Houston (3–0) Penn State (4–1) Penn State (5–1) Georgia Tech (6–1) Oklahoma State (6–1) Ohio State (7–2) Houston (8–1) Oklahoma State (8–2) Iowa (10–2) BYU (10–2) LSU (9–3) 13.
14. Iowa (4–0) Oklahoma State (3–1) Oregon (5–1) Oklahoma State (5–1) Virginia Tech (5–2) Houston (7–1) Oregon (7–2) Iowa (9–2) Virginia Tech (8–3) LSU (9–3) BYU (10–2) 14.
15. Oklahoma State (3–1) Oregon (4–1) Oklahoma State (4–1) Virginia Tech (5–2) Ohio State (5–2) Pittsburgh (7–1) Miami (7–2) Wisconsin (8–2) BYU (9–2) Pittsburgh (9–2) Miami (FL) (9–3) 15.
16. Kansas (4–0) Kansas (4–0) Kansas (5–0) BYU (6–1) Houston (6–1) Utah (7–1) Utah (8–1) Virginia Tech (7–3) LSU (8–3) Oregon State (8–3) Pittsburgh (9–3) 16.
17. Georgia (3–1) BYU (4–1) BYU (5–1) Ohio State (5–2) Pittsburgh (7–1) Miami, Fla. (6–2) Penn State (8–2) Stanford (7–3) Clemson (8–3) Miami (FL) (9–3) Oklahoma State (9–3) 17.
18. Mississippi (2–1) Mississippi (3–1) Oklahoma (2–2) Houston (5–1) Miami (5–2) Oklahoma State (6–2) Oklahoma State (7–2) Brigham Young (8–2) Oregon State (8–3) Houston (10–2) West Virginia (9–3) 18.
19. BYU (3–1) Auburn (5–0) Nebraska (4–1) Utah (5–1) Utah (6–1) Oklahoma (5–3) Arizona (6–2) Clemson (7–3) Utah (9–2) USC (8–3) Oregon State (8–4) 19.
20. Michigan (4–0) Oklahoma (2–2) Georgia Tech (5–1) Pittsburgh (6–1) West Virginia (6–1) Notre Dame (6–2) Wisconsin (7–2) USC (7–3) Houston (9–2) Oklahoma State (9–3) Nebraska (8–4) 20.
21. California (3–1) Nebraska (3–1) South Florida (5–0) Kansas (5–1) South Carolina (6–2) Arizona (5–2) Virginia Tech (6–3) Utah (8–2) Miami (FL) (8–3) California (8–3) Stanford (8–4) 21.
22. Miami (FL) (2–1) Georgia Tech (4–1) South Carolina (5–1) Texas Tech (5–2) Oklahoma (4–3) California (6–2) BYU (7–2) Oregon State (7–3) USC (7–3) Nebraska (9–3) Utah (9–3) 22.
23. Oregon (3–1) Missouri (4–0) Houston (4–1) West Virginia (5–1) Mississippi (5–2) Virginia Tech (5–3) South Florida (6–2) Houston (8–2) California (8–3) Stanford (8–4) Wisconsin (9–3) 23.
24. Nebraska (3–1) South Florida (5–0) Auburn (5–0) South Florida (5–1) Notre Dame (5–2) Wisconsin (6–2) West Virginia (7–2) Miami, Fla. (7–3) Nebraska (8–3) Utah (9–3) Arizona (8–4) 24.
25. Missouri (4–0) Wisconsin (5–0) Notre Dame (4–1) Oklahoma (3–3) Arizona (5–2) Brigham Young (6–2) Clemson (6–3) Nebraska (7–3) Mississippi (8–3) West Virginia (8–3) Houston (10–3) 25.
Week 4
Sep 27[3]
Week 5
Oct 4
Week 6
Oct 11
Week 7
Oct 18
Week 8
Oct 25
Week 9
Nov 1
Week 10
Nov 8
Week 11
Nov 15
Week 12
Nov 22
Week 13
Nov 29
Week 14
Dec 6
Dropped:
Houston
Georgia
Michigan
California
Dropped:
Mississippi
Missouri
Wisconsin
Dropped:
Nebraska
South Carolina
Auburn
Notre Dame
Dropped:
BYU
Kansas
Texas Tech
South Florida
Dropped:
West Virginia
South Carolina
Mississippi
Dropped:
Oklahoma
Notre Dame
California
Dropped:
Arizona
South Florida
West Virginia
Dropped:
Wisconsin
Stanford
Dropped:
Clemson
Mississippi
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USC
California

BCS standingsEdit

Week 8
Oct 18
Week 9
Oct 25
Week 10
Nov 1
Week 11
Nov 8
Week 12
Nov 15
Week 13
Nov 22
Week 14
Nov 29
Week 15 (Final)
Dec 6
1. Florida (6–0) Florida (7–0) Florida (8–0) Florida (9–0) Florida (10–0) Florida (11–0) Florida (12–0) Alabama (13–0) 1.
2. Alabama (7–0) Alabama (8–0) Texas (8–0) Alabama (9–0) Alabama (10–0) Alabama (11–0) Alabama (12–0) Texas (13–0) 2.
3. Texas (6–0) Texas (7–0) Alabama (8–0) Texas (9–0) Texas (10–0) Texas (11–0) Texas (12–0) Cincinnati (12–0) 3.
4. Boise State (6–0) Iowa (8–0) Iowa (9–0) TCU (9–0) TCU (10–0) TCU (11–0) TCU (12–0) TCU (12–0) 4.
5. Cincinnati (6–0) USC (6–1) Cincinnati (8–0) Cincinnati (9–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (10–0) Cincinnati (11–0) Florida (12–1) 5.
6. Iowa (7–0) TCU (7–0) TCU (8–0) Boise State (9–0) Boise State (10–0) Boise State (11–0) Boise State (12–0) Boise State (13–0) 6.
7. USC (5–1) Boise State (7–0) Boise State (8–0) Georgia Tech (9–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Georgia Tech (10–1) Oregon (9–2) Oregon (10–2) 7.
8. TCU (6–0) Cincinnati (7–0) Oregon (7–1) LSU (7–2) LSU (8–2) Oregon (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) Ohio State (10–2) 8.
9. LSU (5–1) LSU (6–1) LSU (7–1) USC (7–2) Pittsburgh (9–1) Pittsburgh (9–1) Iowa (10–2) Georgia Tech (11–2) 9.
10. Miami, Fla. (5–1) Oregon (6–1) Georgia Tech (8–1) Iowa (9–1) Ohio State (9–2) Ohio State (10–2) Georgia Tech (10–2) Iowa (10–2) 10.
11. Oregon (5–1) Georgia Tech (7–1) Penn State (8–1) Ohio State (8–2) Oregon (8–2) Iowa (10–2) Penn State (10–2) Virginia Tech (9–3) 11.
12. Georgia Tech (6–1) Penn State (7–1) USC (6–2) Pittsburgh (8–1) Oklahoma State (8–2) Oklahoma State (9–2) Virginia Tech (9–3) LSU (9–3) 12.
13. Penn State (6–1) Virginia Tech (5–2) Pittsburgh (7–1) Oregon (7–2) Iowa (9–2) Penn State (10–2) LSU (9–3) Penn State (10–2) 13.
14. Virginia Tech (5–2) Oklahoma State (6–1) Utah (7–1) Miami (7–2) Penn State (9–2) Virginia Tech (8–3) BYU (10–2) BYU (10–2) 14.
15. Oklahoma State (5–1) Pittsburgh (7–1) Houston (7–1) Houston (8–1) Virginia Tech (7–3) LSU (8–3) Pittsburgh (9–2) Miami (FL) (9–3) 15.
16. BYU (6–1) Utah (6–1) Ohio State (7–2) Utah (8–1) Wisconsin (8–2) Oregon State (8–3) Oregon State (8–3) West Virginia (9–3) 16.
17. Houston (5–1) Ohio State (6–2) Miami, Fla. (6–2) Arizona (8–2) Stanford (7–3) Miami (FL) (8–3) Miami (FL) (9–3) Pittsburgh (9–3) 17.
18. Utah (5–1) Houston (6–1) Arizona (5–2) Penn State (8–2) USC (7–3) Clemson (8–3) USC (8–3) Oregon State (8–4) 18.
19. Ohio State (5–2) Miami, Fla. (5–2) Oklahoma State (6–2) Oklahoma State (7–2) Oregon State (7–3) BYU (9–2) California (8–3) Oklahoma State (9–3) 19.
20. Pittsburgh (6–1) Arizona (5–2) California (6–2) Wisconsin (7–2) Miami (7–3) USC (7–3) Oklahoma State (9–3) Arizona (8–4) 20.
21. Wisconsin (5–2) West Virginia (6–1) Wisconsin (6–2) Virginia Tech (6–3) Utah (8–2) Utah (9–2) Houston (10–2) Stanford (8–4) 21.
22. Arizona (4–2) South Carolina (6–2) Notre Dame (6–2) BYU (7–2) BYU (8–2) California (8–3) Nebraska (9–3) Nebraska (9–4) 22.
23. West Virginia (5–1) Notre Dame (5–2) Virginia Tech (5–3) Oregon State (6–3) Clemson (7–3) Houston (9–2) West Virginia (8–3) Utah (9–3) 23.
24. South Carolina (5–2) California (5–2) Oklahoma (5–3) South Florida (6–2) Houston (8–2) North Carolina (8–3) Stanford (8–4) USC (8–4) 24.
25. Kansas (5–1) Mississippi (5–2) South Florida (6–2) West Virginia (7–2) California (7–3) Mississippi (8–3) Utah (9–3) Wisconsin (9–3) 25.
Week 8
Oct 18
Week 9
Oct 25
Week 10
Nov 1
Week 11
Nov 8
Week 12
Nov 15
Week 13
Nov 22
Week 14
Nov 29
Week 15 (Final)
Dec 6
Dropped:
BYU
Wisconsin
Kansas
Dropped:
West Virginia
South Carolina
Mississippi
Dropped:
California
Notre Dame
Oklahoma
Dropped:
Arizona
South Florida
West Virginia
Dropped:
Wisconsin
Stanford
Dropped:
Clemson
North Carolina
Mississippi
Dropped:
California
Houston

Preseason pollsEdit

Various publications release their preseason top 25 months before the season commences.

Athlon[4] Lindy's Phil Steele[5] CCR[6] Sporting News College
Football News[7]
Sports
Illustrated[8]
CFP Users[9] BCS Fan[10] ESPN[11] Rivals.com[12] USA Today
Coaches' Poll[13]
NationalChamps
.net[14]
1. Florida Florida Florida Florida (12–0) Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida 1.
2. Oklahoma Texas Texas Oklahoma (12–0) Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas 2.
3. Texas Oklahoma USC USC (12–0) Oklahoma USC Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma USC Oklahoma Oklahoma 3.
4. USC USC Oklahoma Texas (11–1) USC Oklahoma USC Virginia Tech USC USC Oklahoma USC (1) USC 4.
5. Ohio St. Virginia Tech Penn St. Utah (12–0) Ole Miss LSU Virginia Tech Ohio State Virginia Tech Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama 5.
6. Alabama LSU Mississippi Alabama (12–0) Virginia Tech Ohio State Ole Miss USC Oklahoma State Ohio St. Virginia Tech Ohio State Oklahoma St. 6.
7. Penn St. Alabama Notre Dame Michigan St. (12–0) Oregon Virginia Tech Oklahoma St. Alabama Alabama Virginia Tech Ohio State Virginia Tech Ohio St. 7.
8. Virginia Tech. Ohio State Alabama Virginia Tech (11–1) LSU Alabama Alabama Penn State Ohio State Ole Miss Ole Miss Penn State Virginia Tech. 8.
9. Oklahoma St. Ole Miss California Ohio St. (11–1) Ohio State Boise State Boise State Mississippi Ole Miss Penn State Boise State LSU Mississippi 9.
10. Ole Miss Oklahoma State Ohio St. Tulsa (11–1) Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Ohio St. Georgia Penn State LSU Oklahoma State Ole Miss LSU 10.
11. California Penn State Virginia Tech. Boise St. (12–1) Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Oregon Oklahoma State Boise State Oklahoma State LSU Oklahoma State Penn St. 11.
12. Boise St. California Boise St. Pittsburgh (11–1) Penn State California Georgia Tech LSU LSU California Penn State California Georgia Tech 12.
13. Oregon Boise State Georgia Texas Tech. (10–2) Alabama Penn State LSU Oregon Oregon Oregon California Georgia Oregon 13.
14. Georgia TCU Oklahoma St. Georgia (10–2) Boise State Ole Miss Penn St. Utah Georgia Tech Georgia Georgia Tech Oregon Boise St. 14.
15. Florida St. Oregon BYU Penn St. (10–2) Georgia Oregon Georgia Florida State California Boise St. Georgia Georgia Tech Georgia 15.
16. Nebraska Georgia Tech Rutgers Florida St. (10–2) Oregon State Florida St. Florida St. California TCU Georgia Tech Kansas Boise State California 16.
17. LSU Georgia LSU California (10–2) Florida State Utah TCU Boise State Georgia TCU Oregon TCU Utah 17.
18. Cincinnati Florida State TCU TCU (10–2) Notre Dame Georgia Oregon St. Georgia Tech Utah Notre Dame Iowa Utah TCU 18.
19. North Carolina North Carolina Illinois BYU (10–2) Utah Kansas Utah TCU Florida State Nebraska West Virginia Florida State Kansas 19.
20. Michigan St. West Virginia Iowa West Virginia (10–2) Texas Tech Texas Tech North Carolina Michigan State BYU Florida St. TCU North Carolina Florida St. 20.
21. Utah Kansas Miami Rutgers (10–2) California Iowa California BYU Kansas Iowa Texas Tech Iowa Iowa 21.
22. Georgia Tech Nebraska Nebraska Temple (11–1) BYU BYU BYU Texas Tech Iowa North Carolina Utah Nebraska North Carolina 22.
23. Iowa Utah Pittsburgh Troy (10–2) North Carolina Notre Dame Iowa Nebraska Oregon State BYU Florida State Notre Dame Texas Tech. 23.
24. Notre Dame Michigan State UCLA Oklahoma St. (9–3) TCU South Florida Kansas West Virginia Nebraska Miami (FL) Notre Dame BYU BYU 24.
25. Oregon St. BYU Clemson LSU (9–3) Kansas Oregon St. Notre Dame Kansas North Carolina Kansas South Florida Oregon State East Carolina 25.
Athlon Lindy's Phil Steele CCR Sporting News College
Football News
Sports
Illustrated
CFP Users BCS Fan ESPN Rivals.com USA Today
Coaches' Poll
NationalChamps
.net

TimelineEdit

  • Spring practice and games were started as early as Friday, February 20, 2009 and must end no later than Tuesday, April 28, 2009
  • First Associated Press Top 25 Poll was released on Saturday, August 22, 2009
  • First games of the season were played on Thursday, September 3, 2009
  • First Harris Poll was released on Sunday, September 27, 2009
  • First BCS standings were posted on Sunday, October 18, 2009
  • BCS Selection Sunday is scheduled for Sunday, December 6, 2009

ReferencesEdit


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