The Top Twenty Five teams in The Associated Press expanded college football preseason poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2008 records, points based on 25 points for a first place vote through one point for a 25th place vote, previous ranking, record vs. top 25 teams at time of game, record of opponents played, and extra points:
Vs. Opp.
Record Pts Pv T25 Rec. Extra Points
1. Florida (58) 13-1 1,498 1 5-0 96-58 Defending National Champs
2. Texas (2) 12-1 1,424 4 4-1 99-54 8 straight 10-win seasons
3. Oklahoma 12-2 1,370 5 5-2 92-49 Heisman QB Bradford is back
4. Southern Cal 12-1 1,313 3 3-0 84-67 7 straight Pac-10 titles
5. Alabama 12-2 1,156 6 3-2 94-68 Disastrous ending last year
6. Ohio St. 10-3 1,113 9 2-3 88-52 Sep. 12 circled on schedule
7. Virginia Tech 10-4 1,054 15 2-1 96-61 Tough September schedule
8. Mississippi 9-4 1,047 14 3-2 86-56 Last team to beat Florida
9. Oklahoma St. 9-4 989 16 1-4 84-58 Young new coordinator on D
3-1 77-61 Joe Pa returns to sidelines
11. LSU 8-5 914 - 2-3 80-61 Chavis new coordinator on D
12. California 9-4 746 - 1-2 82-70 RB Best had 8.1 yds per att
13. Georgia 10-3 714 13 3-3 92-51 Allowed 319 points in 2008
14. Boise St. 12-1 659 11 1-1 77-74 Petersen 35-4 in 3 years
15. Georgia Tech 9-4 593 22 3-1 82-59 RB Dwyer led ACC in rushing
16. Oregon 10-3 587 10 2-1 79-71 Coach Chip Kelly takes over
17. TCU 11-2 521 7 2-2 81-58 Gary Patterson 73-27 TCU
18. Florida St. 9-4 307 21 1-2 85-49 Bowden turns 80 in November
19. Utah 13-0 289 2 3-0 78-61 Only undefeated team in '08
20. BYU 10-3 267 25 0-1 66-71 Silver anniversary 84 title
21. North Carolina 8-5 261 - 3-0 85-59 QB Yates has new targets
22. Iowa 9-4 229 20 1-0 74-65 Ferentz has a new contract
23. Notre Dame 7-6 225 - 0-2 73-79 3rd in all-time wins (831)
24. Nebraska 9-4 207 - 0-3 88-65 Pelini 9-4 in his 1st year
25. Kansas 8-5 134 - 1-4 89-53 QB Reesing on watch lists
Others receiving votes: Oregon St. 122, Illinois 105, Pittsburgh 103, Michigan St. 100, Rutgers 83, Texas Tech 76, West Virginia 57, Cincinnati 44, Clemson 42, Miami 40, East Carolina 30, Tennessee 15, Arizona 13, N.C. State 10, Boston College 9, Auburn 7, Cent. Michigan 7, UCLA 7, Northwestern 5, Missouri 3, South Florida 3, Southern Miss. 3, Vanderbilt 3, South Carolina 2, Arkansas 1, Houston 1, Nevada 1, Troy 1, Tulsa 1.

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