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Three human polls and one formula ranking make up the 2011 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 sixth 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 4, 2011, the BCS Standings determines who plays in the BCS bowl games as well as the 2012 BCS National Championship Game on January 9, 2012 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Italics   Number of first place votes
(#-#)   Win-loss record
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AP PollEdit

Preseason
Aug 20
Week 1
Sep 6
Week 2
Sep 11
Week 3
Sep 18
Week 4
Sep 25
Week 5
Oct 2
Week 6
Oct 9
Week 7
Oct 16
Week 8
Oct 23
Week 9
Oct 30
Week 10
Nov 6
Week 11
Nov 13
Week 12
Nov 20
Week 13
Nov 27
Week 14
Dec 4
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 10
1. Oklahoma (36) Oklahoma (1–0) (32) Oklahoma (1–0) (31) Oklahoma (2–0) (37) LSU (4–0) (42) LSU (5–0) (40) LSU (6–0) (40) LSU (7–0) (41) LSU (8–0) (49) LSU (8–0) (47) LSU (9–0) (59) LSU (10–0) (60) LSU (11–0) (60) LSU (12–0) (60) LSU (13–0) (60) Alabama (12-1) (55) 1.
2. Alabama (17) LSU (1–0) (17) Alabama (2–0) (10) LSU (3–0) (14) Oklahoma (3–0) (12) Alabama (5–0) (12) Alabama (6–0) (10) Alabama (7–0) (11) Alabama (7–0) (10) Alabama (8–0) (10) Oklahoma State (9–0) Oklahoma State (10–0) Alabama (10–1) Alabama (11–1) Alabama (11–1) LSU (13-1) (1) 2.
3. Oregon (4) Alabama (1–0) (9) LSU (2–0) (17) Alabama (3–0) (7) Alabama (4–0) (5) Oklahoma (4–0) (7) Oklahoma (5–0) (8) Oklahoma (6–0) (6) Oklahoma State (7–0) Oklahoma State (8–0) Stanford (9–0) Alabama (9–1) Arkansas (10–1) Oklahoma State (10–1) Oklahoma State (11–1) Oklahoma State (12-1) (4) 3.
4. LSU (1) Boise State (1–0) (2) Boise State (1–0) (2) Boise State (2–0) (2) Boise State (3–0) (1) Wisconsin (5–0) Wisconsin (5–0) Wisconsin (6–0) Stanford (7–0) Stanford (8–0) Alabama (8–1) Oregon (9–1) Stanford (10–1) Stanford (11–1) Stanford (11–1) Oregon (12-2) 4.
5. Boise State (2) Florida State (1–0) Florida State (2–0) Stanford (3–0) Oklahoma State (4–0) Boise State (4–0) (1) Boise State (5–0) (1) Boise State (6–0) (1) Boise State (7–0) (1) Boise State (7–0) (1) Boise State (8–0) (1) Oklahoma (8–1) Oklahoma State (10–1) Virginia Tech (11–1) USC (10–2) Arkansas (11-2) 5.
6. Florida State Stanford (1–0) Stanford (2–0) Wisconsin (3–0) Stanford (3–0) Oklahoma State (4–0) Oklahoma State (5–0) Oklahoma State (6–0) Clemson (8–0) Oregon (7–1) Oregon (8–1) Arkansas (9–1) Virginia Tech (10–1) Arkansas (10–2) Oregon (11–2) USC (10-2) 6.
7. Stanford Texas A&M (1–0) Wisconsin (2–0) Oklahoma State (3–0) Wisconsin (4–0) Stanford (4–0) Stanford (5–0) Stanford (6–0) Oregon (6–1) Oklahoma (7–1) Oklahoma (8–1) Clemson (9–1) Boise State (9–1) Houston (12–0) Arkansas (10–2) Stanford (11-2) 7.
8. Texas A&M Wisconsin (1–0) Oklahoma State (2–0) Texas A&M (2–0) Nebraska (4–0) Clemson (5–0) Clemson (6–0) Clemson (7–0) Arkansas (6–1) Arkansas (7–1) Arkansas (8–1) Stanford (9–1) Houston (11–0) Oregon (10–2) Boise State (11–1) Boise State (12-1) 8.
9. Oklahoma State Oklahoma State (1–0) Texas A&M (1–0) Nebraska (3–0) Oregon (3–1) Oregon (3–1) Oregon (4–1) Oregon (5–1) Michigan State (6–1) Nebraska (7–1) Clemson (8–1) Virginia Tech (9–1) Oregon (9–2) USC (10–2) т Wisconsin (11–2) South Carolina (11-2) 9.
10. Nebraska Nebraska (1–0) South Carolina (2–0) Oregon (2–1) South Carolina (4–0) Arkansas (4–1) Arkansas (5–1) Arkansas (5–1) Kansas State (7–0) South Carolina (7–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Boise State (8–1) USC (9–2) Boise State (10–1) т South Carolina (10–2) Wisconsin (11-3) 10.
11. Wisconsin Virginia Tech (1–0) Nebraska (2–0) Florida State (2–1) Virginia Tech (4–0) Texas (4–0) Michigan (6–0) West Virginia (5–1) Oklahoma (6–1) Clemson (8–1) Houston (9–0) Houston (10–0) Michigan State (9–2) Michigan State (10–2) Kansas State (10–2) Michigan State (11-3) 11.
12. South Carolina South Carolina (1–0) Oregon (1–1) South Carolina (3–0) Florida (4–0) Michigan (5–0) Georgia Tech (6–0) Kansas State (6–0) Wisconsin (6–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Penn State (8–1) Michigan State (8–2) Oklahoma (8–2) Georgia (10–2) Michigan State (10–3) Michigan (11-2) 12.
13. Virginia Tech Oregon (0–1) Virginia Tech (2–0) Virginia Tech (3–0) Clemson (4–0) Georgia Tech (5–0) West Virginia (5–1) Nebraska (5–1) Nebraska (6–1) Michigan (7–1) Michigan State (7–2) Georgia (8–2) Georgia (9–2) Oklahoma (9–2) Michigan (10–2) Baylor (10-3) 13.
14. TCU Arkansas (1–0) Arkansas (2–0) Arkansas (3–0) Texas A&M (2–1) Nebraska (4–1) Nebraska (5–1) South Carolina (6–1) South Carolina (6–1) Houston (8–0) Georgia (7–2) South Carolina (8–2) South Carolina (9–2) South Carolina (10–2) Clemson (10–3) TCU (11-2) 14.
15. Arkansas Ohio State (1–0) Michigan State (2–0) Florida (3–0) Baylor (3–0) Auburn (4–1) South Carolina (5–1) Michigan State (5–1) Virginia Tech (7–1) Michigan State (6–2) South Carolina (7–2) Wisconsin (8–2) Wisconsin (9–2) Wisconsin (10–2) Baylor (9–3) Kansas State (10-3) 15.
16. Notre Dame Mississippi State (1–0) Florida (2–0) West Virginia (3–0) South Florida (4–0) West Virginia (4–1) Illinois (6–0) Virginia Tech (6–1) Texas A&M (5–2) Penn State (8–1) Wisconsin (7–2) Kansas State (8–2) Kansas State (9–2) Kansas State (9–2) TCU (10–2) Oklahoma (10-3) 16.
17. Michigan State Michigan State (1–0) Ohio State (2–0) Baylor (2–0) Texas (3–0) Florida (4–1) Kansas State (5–0) Texas A&M (3–2) Michigan (6–1) Kansas State (7–1) Kansas State (7–2) Nebraska (8–2) Michigan (9–2) Michigan (10–2) Virginia Tech (11–2) West Virginia (10-3) 17.
18. Ohio State Florida (1–0) West Virginia (2–0) South Florida (3–0) Arkansas (3–1) South Carolina (4–1) Arizona State (5–1) Michigan (6–1) Houston (7–0) Georgia (6–2) USC (7–2) USC (8–2) Clemson (9–2) TCU (9–2) Georgia (10–3) Houston (13-1) 18.
19. Georgia West Virginia (1–0) Baylor (1–0) Texas (3–0) Michigan (4–0) Illinois (5–0) Virginia Tech (5–1) Auburn (5–2) Texas Tech (5–2) Wisconsin (6–2) Nebraska (7–2) TCU (8–2) TCU (9–2) Baylor (8–3) Oklahoma (9–3) Georgia (10-4) 19.
20. Mississippi State Baylor (1–0) South Florida (2–0) TCU (2–1) TCU (3–1) Kansas State (4–0) Baylor (4–1) Georgia Tech (6–1) USC (6–1) Arizona State (6–2) Georgia Tech (7–2) Michigan (8–2) Penn State (9–2) Nebraska (9–3) Houston (12–1) Southern Miss (12-2) 20.
21. Missouri Missouri (1–0) Auburn (2–0) Clemson (3–0) Georgia Tech (4–0) Virginia Tech (4–1) Texas A&M (3–2) Houston (6–0) Penn State (7–1) USC (6–2) Texas (6–2) Penn State (8–2) Baylor (7–3) Clemson (9–3) Nebraska (9–3) Virginia Tech (11-3) 21.
22. Florida South Florida (1–0) Arizona State (2–0) Michigan (3–0) West Virginia (3–1) Arizona State (4–1) Texas (4–1) Washington (5–1) Georgia (5–2) Georgia Tech (7–2) Michigan (7–2) Southern Miss (9–1) Nebraska (8–3) т West Virginia (8–3) Southern Miss (11–2) Clemson (10-4) 22.
23. Auburn Penn State (1–0) TCU (1–1) т USC (3–0) Florida State (2–2) Florida State (2–2) Michigan State (4–1) Illinois (6–1) Arizona State (5–2) Cincinnati (6–1) Cincinnati (7–1) Florida State (7–3) Notre Dame (8–3) т Penn State (9–3) West Virginia (9–3) Florida State (9-4) 23.
24. West Virginia Texas (1–0) Texas (2–0) т Illinois (3–0) Illinois (4–0) Texas A&M (2–2) Auburn (4–2) Arizona State (5–2) т Cincinnati (6–1) West Virginia (6–2) Auburn (6–3) Notre Dame (7–3) Virginia (8–3) Southern Miss (10–2) Penn State (9–3) Nebraska (9-4) 24.
25. USC TCU (0–1) Mississippi State (1–1) Georgia Tech (3–0) Arizona State (3–1) Baylor (3–1) Houston (6–0) Georgia (5–2) т West Virginia (5–2) Auburn (6–3) Southern Miss (8–1) Baylor (6–3) Georgia Tech (8–3) Florida State (8–4) Florida State (8–4) Cincinnati (10-3) 25.
Preseason
Aug 20
Week 1
Sep 6
Week 2
Sep 11
Week 3
Sep 18
Week 4
Sep 25
Week 5
Oct 2
Week 6
Oct 9
Week 7
Oct 16
Week 8
Oct 23
Week 9
Oct 30
Week 10
Nov 6
Week 11
Nov 13
Week 12
Nov 20
Week 13
Nov 27
Week 14
Dec 4
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 10
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Georgia
Auburn
USC
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Penn State
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Ohio State
Auburn
Arizona State
Mississippi State
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USC
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TCU
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Florida State
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Texas
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Georgia Tech
Washington
Illinois
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Texas Tech
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West Virginia
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Texas
Cincinnati
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Florida State
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Virginia
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Coaches PollEdit

Preseason
Aug 4
Week 1
Sep 6
Week 2
Sep 11
Week 3
Sep 18
Week 4
Sep 25
Week 5
Oct 2
Week 6
Oct 9
Week 7
Oct 16
Week 8
Oct 23
Week 9
Oct 30
Week 10
Nov 6
Week 11
Nov 13
Week 12
Nov 20
Week 13
Nov 27
Week 14
Dec 4
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 10
1. Oklahoma (42) Oklahoma (1–0) (43) Oklahoma (1–0) (44) Oklahoma (2–0) (50) Oklahoma (3–0) (32) Oklahoma (4–0) (27) Oklahoma (5–0) (32) Oklahoma (6–0) (31) LSU (8–0) (41) LSU (8–0) (41) LSU (9–0) (59) LSU (10–0) (59) LSU (11–0) (60) LSU (12–0) (59) LSU (13–0) (59) Alabama (12–1) (59) 1.
2. Alabama (13) Alabama (1–0) (9) Alabama (2–0) (8) Alabama (3–0) (4) Alabama (4–0) (7) т LSU (5–0) (21) LSU (6–0) (15) LSU (7–0) (15) Alabama (8–0) (18) Alabama (8–0) (18) Stanford (9–0) Oklahoma State (10–0) Alabama (10–1) Alabama (11–1) Alabama (11–1) LSU (13–1) 2.
3. Oregon (2) LSU (1–0) (7) LSU (2–0) (7) LSU (3–0) (5) LSU (4–0) (20) т Alabama (5–0) (10) Alabama (6–0) (11) Alabama (7–0) (12) Stanford (7–0) Stanford (8–0) Oklahoma State (9–0) Alabama (9–1) Arkansas (10–1) Virginia Tech (11–1) Oklahoma State (11–1) Oklahoma State (12–1) 3.
4. LSU (2) Florida State (1–0) Boise State (1–0) Boise State (2–0) Stanford (3–0) Stanford (4–0) Wisconsin (5–0) (1) Wisconsin (6–0) (1) Oklahoma State (7–0) Oklahoma State (8–0) Alabama (8–1) Oregon (9–1) Virginia Tech (10–1) Stanford (11–1) Stanford (11–1) Oregon (12–2) 4.
5. Florida State Boise State (1–0) Florida State (2–0) Stanford (3–0) Boise State (3–0) Wisconsin (5–0) (1) Stanford (5–0) Stanford (6–0) Boise State (7–0) Boise State (7–0) Boise State (8–0) Oklahoma (8–1) Stanford (10–1) Oklahoma State (10–1) Oregon (11–2) Arkansas (11–2) 5.
6. Stanford Stanford (1–0) Stanford (2–0) Oklahoma State (3–0) Oklahoma State (4–0) Boise State (4–0) Boise State (5–0) Oklahoma State (6–0) Clemson (8–0) Oregon (7–1) Oregon (8–1) Arkansas (9–1) Oklahoma State (10–1) Houston (12–0) Boise State (11–1) Boise State (12–1) 6.
7. Boise State Oklahoma State (1–0) Oklahoma State (2–0) Wisconsin (3–0) Wisconsin (4–0) Oklahoma State (4–0) Oklahoma State (5–0) Boise State (6–0) Oregon (6–1) Oklahoma (7–1) Oklahoma (8–1) Virginia Tech (9–1) Houston (11–0) Oregon (10–2) Arkansas (10–2) Stanford (11–2) 7.
8. Oklahoma State Texas A&M (1–0) Wisconsin (2–0) Texas A&M (2–0) Nebraska (4–0) Clemson (5–0) Clemson (6–0) Clemson (7–0) т Arkansas (6–1) Arkansas (7–1) Arkansas (8–1) Clemson (9–1) Boise State (9–1) Boise State (10–1) Wisconsin (11–2) South Carolina (11–2) 8.
9. Texas A&M Wisconsin (1–0) Texas A&M (1–0) Nebraska (3–0) South Carolina (4–0) Oregon (3–1) Oregon (4–1) Oregon (5–1) т Oklahoma (6–1) Nebraska (7–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Stanford (9–1) Oregon (9–2) Michigan State (10–2) South Carolina (10–2) Michigan (11–2) 9.
10. Wisconsin Nebraska (1–0) Nebraska (2–0) South Carolina (3–0) Virginia Tech (4–0) Texas (4–0) Michigan (6–0) Arkansas (5–1) Michigan State (6–1) South Carolina (7–1) Clemson (8–1) Houston (10–0) Michigan State (9–2) Arkansas (10–2) Kansas State (10–2) Michigan State (11–3) 10.
11. Nebraska Virginia Tech (1–0) South Carolina (2–0) Virginia Tech (3–0) Oregon (3–1) Michigan (5–0) Arkansas (5–1) Nebraska (5–1) Wisconsin (6–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Houston (9–0) Boise State (8–1) Oklahoma (8–2) Oklahoma (9–2) Virginia Tech (11–2) Wisconsin (11–3) 11.
12. South Carolina South Carolina (1–0) Virginia Tech (2–0) Arkansas (3–0) Florida (4–0) Arkansas (4–1) Georgia Tech (6–0) South Carolina (6–1) Kansas State (7–0) Clemson (8–1) Penn State (8–1) Michigan State (8–2) Wisconsin (9–2) Wisconsin (10–2) Michigan (10–2) Baylor (10–3) 12.
13. Virginia Tech Arkansas (1–0) Arkansas (2–0) Oregon (2–1) Texas A&M (2–1) Georgia Tech (5–0) South Carolina (5–1) Michigan State (5–1) Nebraska (6–1) Michigan (7–1) Michigan State (7–2) Wisconsin (8–2) South Carolina (9–2) South Carolina (10–2) Michigan State (10–3) TCU (11–2) 13.
14. Arkansas Oregon (0–1) Oregon (1–1) Florida State (2–1) South Florida (4–0) South Carolina (4–1) Nebraska (5–1) Virginia Tech (6–1) т South Carolina (6–1) Houston (8–0) Wisconsin (7–2) South Carolina (8–2) Georgia (9–2) Georgia (10–2) Clemson (10–3) Houston (13–1) 14.
15. TCU Ohio State (1–0) Michigan State (2–0) Florida (3–0) Clemson (4–0) Nebraska (4–1) Illinois (6–0) West Virginia (5–1) т Virginia Tech (7–1) Penn State (8–1) South Carolina (7–2) Georgia (8–2) Kansas State (9–2) Kansas State (9–2) TCU (10–2) Oklahoma (10–3) 15.
16. Ohio State Michigan State (1–0) Ohio State (2–0) West Virginia (3–0) Baylor (3–0) Illinois (5–0) West Virginia (5–1) Kansas State (6–0) Texas A&M (5–2) Michigan State (6–2) Georgia (7–2) Nebraska (8–2) Michigan (9–2) Michigan (10–2) Baylor (9–3) Kansas State (10–3) 16.
17. Michigan State Mississippi State (1–0) Florida (2–0) South Florida (3–0) Texas (3–0) Virginia Tech (4–1) Virginia Tech (5–1) Michigan (6–1) Michigan (6–1) Wisconsin (6–2) Nebraska (7–2) Kansas State (8–2) Clemson (9–2) TCU (9–2) Houston (12–1) Virginia Tech (11–3) 17.
18. Notre Dame Florida (1–0) Arizona State (2–0) Texas (3–0) Arkansas (3–1) Florida (4–1) Kansas State (5–0) Texas A&M (4–2) Houston (7–0) Arizona State (6–2) Cincinnati (7–1) Michigan (8–2) TCU (9–2) Baylor (8–3) Georgia (10–3) West Virginia (10–3) 18.
19. Auburn Missouri (1–0) Auburn (2–0) Baylor (2–0) Michigan (4–0) West Virginia (4–1) Michigan State (4–1) Georgia Tech (6–1) Penn State (7–1) Kansas State (7–1) Georgia Tech (7–2) TCU (8–2) Penn State (9–2) Nebraska (9–3) Oklahoma (9–3) Southern Miss (12–2) 19.
20. Mississippi State Penn State (1–0) West Virginia (2–0) TCU (2–1) TCU (3–1) Michigan State (4–1) Arizona State (5–1) Houston (6–0) Arizona State (5–2) Georgia (6–2) Texas (6–2) Southern Miss (9–1) Baylor (7–3) West Virginia (8–3) Nebraska (9–3) Georgia (10–4) 20.
21. Missouri Texas (1–0) Texas (2–0) Michigan (3–0) Georgia Tech (4–0) Kansas State (4–0) Texas (4–1) Illinois (6–1) Georgia (5–2) West Virginia (6–2) Michigan (7–2) Penn State (8–2) Georgia Tech (8–3) Clemson (9–3) Southern Miss (11–2) Cincinnati (10–3) 21.
22. Georgia Auburn (1–0) South Florida (2–0) Clemson (3–0) Illinois (4–0) Florida State (2–2) Houston (6–0) Penn State (6–1) Texas Tech (5–2) Cincinnati (6–1) Kansas State (7–2) Florida State (7–3) Nebraska (8–3) Penn State (9–3) West Virginia (9–3) Clemson (10–4) 22.
23. Florida Arizona State (1–0) TCU (1–1) Michigan State (2–1) West Virginia (3–1) Auburn (4–1) Texas A&M (3–2) Auburn (5–2) Cincinnati (6–1) Georgia Tech (7–2) Southern Miss (8–1) Georgia Tech (7–3) т West Virginia (7–3) Southern Miss (10–2) Penn State (9–3) Florida State (9–4) 23.
24. Texas West Virginia (1–0) Baylor (1–0) Georgia Tech (3–0) Florida State (2–2) Arizona State (4–1) Baylor (4–1) Washington (5–1) West Virginia (5–2) Southern Miss (7–1) TCU (7–2) West Virginia (7–3) т Notre Dame (8–3) Florida State (8–4) Cincinnati (9–3) Nebraska (9–4) 24.
25. Penn State TCU (0–1) Mississippi State (1–1) North Carolina (3–0) Michigan State (3–1) Texas A&M (2–2) Penn State (5–1) Arizona State (5–2) Southern Miss (6–1) Texas (5–2) Auburn (6–3) Notre Dame (7–3) Virginia (8–3) Cincinnati (8–4) Florida State (8–4) BYU (10–3) 25.
Preseason
Aug 4
Week 1
Sep 6
Week 2
Sep 11
Week 3
Sep 18
Week 4
Sep 25
Week 5
Oct 2
Week 6
Oct 9
Week 7
Oct 16
Week 8
Oct 23
Week 9
Oct 30
Week 10
Nov 6
Week 11
Nov 13
Week 12
Nov 20
Week 13
Nov 27
Week 14
Dec 4
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 10
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Harris Interactive PollEdit

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BCS standingsEdit

Week 7
Oct 16
Week 8
Oct 23
Week 9
Oct 30
Week 10
Nov 6
Week 11
Nov 13
Week 12
Nov 20
Week 13
Nov 27
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 4
1. LSU (7–0) LSU (8–0) LSU (8–0) LSU (9–0) LSU (10–0) LSU (11–0) LSU (12–0) LSU (13–0) 1.
2. Alabama (7–0) Alabama (8–0) Alabama (8–0) Oklahoma State (9–0) Oklahoma State (10–0) Alabama (10–1) Alabama (11–1) Alabama (11–1) 2.
3. Oklahoma (6–0) Oklahoma State (7–0) Oklahoma State (8–0) Alabama (8–1) Alabama (9–1) Arkansas (10–1) Oklahoma State (10–1) Oklahoma State (11–1) 3.
4. Oklahoma State (6–0) Boise State (7–0) Stanford (8–0) Stanford (9–0) Oregon (9–1) Oklahoma State (10–1) Stanford (11–1) Stanford (11–1) 4.
5. Boise State (6–0) Clemson (8–0) Boise State (7–0) Boise State (8–0) Oklahoma (8–1) Virginia Tech (10–1) Virginia Tech (11–1) Oregon (11–2) 5.
6. Wisconsin (6–0) Stanford (7–0) Oklahoma (7–1) Oklahoma (8–1) Arkansas (9–1) Stanford (10–1) Houston (12–0) Arkansas (10–2) 6.
7. Clemson (7–0) Oregon (6–1) Arkansas (7–1) Oregon (8–1) Clemson (9–1) Boise State (9–1) Boise State (10–1) Boise State (11–1) 7.
8. Stanford (6–0) Kansas State (7–0) Oregon (7–1) Arkansas (8–1) Virginia Tech (9–1) Houston (11–0) Arkansas (10–2) Kansas State (10–2) 8.
9. Arkansas (5–1) Oklahoma (6–1) South Carolina (7–1) Clemson (8–1) Stanford (9–1) Oklahoma (8–2) Oregon (10–2) South Carolina (10–2) 9.
10. Oregon (5–1) Arkansas (6–1) Nebraska (7–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Boise State (8–1) Oregon (9–2) Oklahoma (9–2) Wisconsin (11–2) 10.
11. Kansas State (6–0) Michigan State (6–1) Clemson (8–1) Houston (9–0) Houston (10–0) Kansas State (9–2) Kansas State (9–2) Virginia Tech (11–2) 11.
12. Virginia Tech (6–1) Virginia Tech (7–1) Virginia Tech (8–1) Penn State (8–1) South Carolina (8–2) South Carolina (9–2) South Carolina (10–2) Baylor (9–3) 12.
13. Nebraska (5–1) South Carolina (6–1) Houston (8–0) South Carolina (7–2) Kansas State (8–2) Georgia (9–2) Michigan State (10–2) Michigan (10–2) 13.
14. South Carolina (6–1) Nebraska (6–1) Kansas State (7–1) Kansas State (7–2) Georgia (8–2) Michigan State (9–2) Georgia (10–2) Oklahoma (9–3) 14.
15. West Virginia (5–1) Wisconsin (6–1) Michigan (7–1) Georgia (7–2) Michigan State (8–2) Michigan (9–2) Wisconsin (10–2) Clemson (10–3) 15.
16. Michigan State (5–1) Texas A&M (5–2) Penn State (8–1) Texas (6–2) Nebraska (8–2) Wisconsin (9–2) Michigan (10–2) Georgia (10–3) 16.
17. Texas A&M (4–2) Houston (7–0) Michigan State (6–2) Michigan State (7–2) Wisconsin (8–2) Clemson (9–2) Baylor (8–3) Michigan State (10–3) 17.
18. Michigan (6–1) Michigan (6–1) Georgia (6–2) Wisconsin (7–2) Michigan (8–2) Baylor (7–3) TCU (9–2) TCU (10–2) 18.
19. Houston (6–0) Penn State (7–1) Arizona State (6–2) Nebraska (7–2) TCU (8–2) Penn State (9–2) Nebraska (9–3) Houston (12–1) 19.
20. Auburn (5–2) Texas Tech (5–2) Wisconsin (6–2) Auburn (6–3) Southern Miss (9–1) TCU (9–2) Clemson (9–3) Nebraska (9–3) 20.
21. Penn State (6–1) Arizona State (5–2) Texas (5–2) Georgia Tech (7–2) Penn State (8–2) Nebraska (8–3) Penn State (9–3) Southern Miss (11–2) 21.
22. Georgia Tech (6–1) Georgia (5–2) Auburn (6–3) Southern Miss (8–1) Baylor (6–3) Notre Dame (8–3) Texas (7–4) Penn State (9–3) 22.
23. Illinois (6–1) Auburn (5–3) Georgia Tech (7–2) Cincinnati (7–1) Texas (6–3) Georgia Tech (8–3) West Virginia (8–3) West Virginia (9–3) 23.
24. Texas (4–2) Texas (4–2) West Virginia (6–2) Michigan (7–2) Auburn (6–4) Auburn (7–4) Southern Miss (10–2) Texas (7–5) 24.
25. Washington (5–1) West Virginia (5–2) Southern Miss (7–1) Baylor (5–3) Florida State (7–3) Texas (6–4) Missouri (7–5) Auburn (7–5) 25.
Week 7
Oct 16
Week 8
Oct 23
Week 9
Oct 30
Week 10
Nov 6
Week 11
Nov 13
Week 12
Nov 20
Week 13
Nov 27
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 4
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Georgia Tech
Illinois
Washington
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Texas A&M
Texas Tech
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Arizona State
West Virginia
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Georgia Tech
Cincinnati
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Southern Miss
Florida State
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Notre Dame
Georgia Tech
Auburn
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Missouri

Preseason pollsEdit

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

Athlon[1] Lindy's[2] Phil Steele CCR[3] Sporting News[4] College
Football News
[5]
Sports
Illustrated
[6]
CFP Users[7] ESPN Rivals.com[8] USA Today
Coaches' Poll
[9]
NationalChamps
.net[10]
1. Alabama Oklahoma Alabama Oklahoma LSU Alabama Alabama Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma 1.
2. Oklahoma Alabama Oklahoma Alabama Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama 2.
3. Oregon Oregon Boise State Boise State Alabama Oregon LSU Oregon Oregon Oregon LSU 3.
4. Florida State LSU Oregon Nebraska Stanford Florida State Stanford LSU LSU LSU Oregon 4.
5. Boise State Florida State Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Oregon Missouri Oregon Boise State Boise State Florida State Stanford 5.
6. Notre Dame Boise State Notre Dame LSU Boise State Wisconsin Florida State Florida State Stanford Stanford Boise State 6.
7. Virginia Tech Oklahoma State LSU Texas A&M Florida State Stanford South Carolina Stanford Wisconsin Boise State Ohio State 7.
8. LSU Stanford Texas A&M Oregon Oklahoma State LSU Boise State Oklahoma State Florida State Oklahoma State Oklahoma State 8.
9. Ohio State Nebraska Georgia Florida State Nebraska South Carolina Nebraska Texas A&M Nebraska Texas A&M Texas A&M 9.
10. Nebraska Arkansas Florida State Missouri Wisconsin Arkansas Texas A&M Nebraska Texas A&M Wisconsin Florida State 10.
11. Texas A&M South Carolina TCU Notre Dame Arkansas Texas A&M Wisconsin Ohio State Oklahoma State Nebraska Auburn 11.
12. Oklahoma State Virginia Tech Nebraska Southern Miss Texas A&M Georgia Oklahoma State Wisconsin Virginia Tech South Carolina Michigan State 12.
13. Stanford Texas A&M Arkansas BYU Virginia Tech Oklahoma State Michigan State South Carolina Notre Dame Virginia Tech TCU 13.
14. Georgia Ohio State South Carolina Wisconsin Michigan State Florida Notre Dame Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas Wisconsin 14.
15. TCU TCU Ohio State South Carolina Notre Dame TCU Virginia Tech Virginia Tech TCU TCU Arkansas 15.
16. Arkansas Georgia Stanford Michigan State South Carolina Miami Arkansas Notre Dame Ohio State Ohio State Mississippi State 16.
17. West Virginia Wisconsin USC Oklahoma State Ohio State Boise State Arizona State TCU South Carolina Michigan State South Carolina 17.
18. Florida West Virginia Texas Toledo Auburn Texas TCU Georgia Michigan State Notre Dame Virginia Tech 18.
19. Miami Notre Dame Oklahoma State Air Force TCU Virginia Tech Ohio State Michigan State USC Auburn Nebraska 19.
20. USC Florida Southern Miss Stanford Mississippi State Notre Dame USC Mississippi State Arizona State Mississippi State Notre Dame 20.
21. South Carolina Mississippi State Houston Arkansas Utah Ohio State Mississippi State West Virginia Florida Missouri Missouri 21.
22. Michigan State Michigan State Arizona State Miami,Ohio West Virginia USC Missouri Missouri Texas Georgia Florida 22.
23. Wisconsin Missouri Wisconsin N. C. State Arizona State Clemson West Virginia Florida Penn State Florida Arizona State 23.
24. Texas Auburn Penn State West Virginia Penn State Nebraska Auburn Auburn West Virginia Texas Texas 24.
25. Missouri Arizona State USF Mississippi State USC Michigan Florida Texas BYU Penn State Tulsa 25.
Athlon Lindy's Phil Steele CCR Sporting News College
Football News
Sports
Illustrated
CFP Users ESPN Rivals.com USA Today
Coaches' Poll
NationalChamps
.net

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Season Previews, Predictions and Pre-Game Analysis". AthlonSports.com. http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/top-25. Retrieved 2011-08-03.
  2. "Lindy’s Preseason College Football Top 25". Lindys Sports. http://www.lindyssports.com/article.php?cn=378. Retrieved 2011-08-03.
  3. "Congrove Computer Rankings Projected Final Regular Season CCR Top 120". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. http://web.archive.org/web/20110721190017/http://www.collegefootballpoll.com/pre_season_congrove_rankings.html. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  4. "College football preseason top 120: A closer look after a busy offseason". Sporting News. http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/feed/2011-07/preseason-rankings/story/college-football-preseason-poll-top-120-lsu-oklahoma-alabama-stanford-oregon. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  5. "CollegeFootballNews.com Preview 2011 Countdown". http://cfn.scout.com/2/1084323.html. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
  6. "Oklahoma looks like the Beatles of 2011, but watch for Biggie 'Bama". Sports Illustrated. 2011-08-10. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/andy_staples/08/10/preseason-top-25/index.html?eref=twitter_feed. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  7. "CFP Users Poll". Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. http://web.archive.org/web/20110722062412/http://www.collegefootballpoll.com/cfpusers.php. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  8. "Rivals.com Preseason Top 120 Countdown". http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1233107. Retrieved 2011-08-03.
  9. "USA Today Coaches Poll". http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/usatpoll.htm. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
  10. "2011 College Football Preview". Nationalchamps.net. http://nationalchamps.net/2011/sub/index.htm. Retrieved 2011-08-03.


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