The USA Today top 25 football coaches' poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th and previous ranking:

Rec   Pts   Pr

1. Alabama (54) 13-0   1,470   3

2. Texas (4) 13-0   1,409   2

3. TCU 12-0   1,336   4

4. Cincinnati (1) 12-0   1,280   5

5. Florida 12-1   1,240   1

6. Boise State 13-0   1,216   6

7. Oregon 10-2   1,096   8

8. Ohio State 10-2   1,077   7

9. Penn State 10-2   950   9

10. Georgia Tech 11-2   921   12

11. Iowa 10-2   918   10

12. Virginia Tech 9-3   829   11

13. LSU 9-3   718   14

14. BYU 10-2   702   13

15. Miami (Fla.) 9-3   611   17

16. Pittsburgh 9-3   506   15

17. West Virginia 9-3   429   23

18. Oklahoma St. 9-3   404   21

19. Nebraska 9-4   391   20

20. Oregon St. 8-4   368   16

21. Stanford 8-4   253   24

22. Wisconsin 9-3   247   -

23. Arizona 8-4   237   -

24. Utah 9-3   183   25

25. Houston 10-3   106   18

Others receiving votes: Central Michigan 63; Southern Cal 42; East Carolina 37; Texas Tech 34; Northwestern 24; Clemson 23; Mississippi 16; California 12; South Carolina 8; Missouri 5; Oklahoma 5; Troy 3; North Carolina 2; Georgia 1; Middle Tennessee 1; Navy 1; Nevada 1.

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