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USA Today Pre-Season Coaches Football Poll

USA TODAY COACHES' 2009 Pre-Season FOOTBALL Poll

Rank Team (first-place votes) 2008 record Points Final 2008 rank

1. Florida (53) 13-1 1,466 1

2. Texas (4) 12-1 1,386 3

3. Oklahoma (1) 12-2 1,358 5

4. Southern California (1) 12-1 1,321 2

5. Alabama 12-2 1,134 6

6. Ohio State 10-3 1,126 11

7. Virginia Tech 10-4 1,020 14

8. Penn State 11-2 988 8

9. LSU 8-5 917 NR

10. Mississippi 9-4 889 15

11. Oklahoma State 9-4 861 18

12. California 9-4 711 25

13. Georgia 10-3 707 10

14. Oregon 10-3 694 9

15. Georgia Tech 9-4 559 22

16. Boise State 12-1 542 13

17. TCU 11-2 461 7

18. Utah 13-0 404 4

19. Florida State 9-4 371 23

20. North Carolina 8-5 293 NR

21. Iowa 9-4 257 20

22. Nebraska 9-4 236 NR

23. Notre Dame 7-6 194 NR

24. Brigham Young 10-3 178 21

25. Oregon State 9-4 165 19

Others receiving votes (with 2008 records)

Kansas (8-5) 138; Michigan State (9-4) 136; Texas Tech (11-2) 114; Cincinnati (11-3) 90; Pittsburgh (9-4) 64; West Virginia (9-4) 55; Rutgers (8-5) 51; Miami (Fla.) (7-6) 46; Missouri (10-4) 44; Illinois (5-7) 38; Clemson (7-6) 30; South Carolina (7-6) 18; UCLA (4-8) 14; Auburn (5-7) 12; Nevada (7-6) 11; South Florida (8-5) 11; Kentucky (7-6) 9; North Carolina State (6-7) 7; Arkansas (5-7) 6; Wisconsin (7-6) 6; Northwestern (9-4) 5; Southern Mississippi (7-6) 4; Wake Forest (8-5) 4; Arizona (8-5) 3; Boston College (9-5) 3; Central Michigan (8-5) 3; East Carolina (9-5) 3; Colorado (5-7) 2; Maryland (8-5) 2; Navy (8-5) 2; Tennessee (5-7) 2; Houston (8-5) 1; Michigan (3-9) 1; Minnesota (7-6) 1; Troy (8-5) 1.

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