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Gators take #1 in AP and USA Today Polls

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No split national title this time; Gators sit atop both national polls

Associated Press

Record Pts Pvs

1. Florida (48) 13-1 1,606 1

2. Utah (16) 13-0 1,519 7

3. Southern Cal (1) 12-1 1,481 5

4. Texas 12-1 1,478 3

5. Oklahoma 12-2 1,391 2

6. Alabama 12-2 1,264 4

7. TCU 11-2 1,193 11

8. Penn St. 11-2 1,153 6

9. Ohio St. 10-3 1,013 10

10. Oregon 10-3 997 15

11. Boise St. 12-1 938 9

12. Texas Tech 11-2 916 8

13. Georgia 10-3 903 16

14. Mississippi 9-4 857 20

15. Virginia Tech 10-4 713 21

16. Oklahoma St. 9-4 534 13

17. Cincinnati 11-3 506 12

18. Oregon St. 9-4 467 24

19. Missouri 10-4 435 25

20. Iowa 9-4 317 —

21. Florida St. 9-4 246 —

22. Georgia Tech 9-4 223 14

23. West Virginia 9-4 144 —

24. Michigan St. 9-4 138 19

25. BYU 10-3 137 17

Others receiving votes: California 128, Pittsburgh 106, LSU 95, Nebraska 64, Tulsa 61, Northwestern 53, Ball St. 13, Boston College 11, Rutgers 11, Rice 8, Arizona 4, Kansas 2.

USA Today Coaches

Rank School (record) Points last week first place

1. Florida (13-1) 1524 2 60

2. Southern California (12-1) 1393 4 (tie) 0

3. Texas (12-1) 1389 3 0

4. Utah (13-0) 1375 7 1

5. Oklahoma (12-2) 1333 1 0

6. Alabama (12-2) 1157 4 (tie) 0

7. TCU (11-2) 1114 11 0

8. Penn State (11-2) 1091 6 0

9. Oregon (10-3) 1011 13 0

10. Georgia (10-3) 904 17 0

11. Ohio State (10-3) 874 10 0

12. Texas Tech (11-2) 867 8 0

13. Boise State (12-1) 809 9 0

14. Virginia Tech (10-4) 740 19 0

15. Mississippi (9-4) 620 24 0

16. Missouri (10-4) 549 23 0

17. Cincinnati (11-3) 493 12 0

18. Oklahoma State (9-4) 480 14 0

19. Oregon State (9-4) 407 25 0

20. Iowa (9-4) 250 not ranked 0

21. Brigham Young (10-3) 248 16 0

22. Georgia Tech (9-4) 219 15 0

23. Florida State (9-4) 217 not ranked 0

24. Michigan State (9-4) 179 18 0

25. California (9-4) 116 not ranked 0

Dropped out: No. 20 Northwestern (9-4, lost to then-No. 23 Missouri 30-23 OT in Alamo Bowl), No. 21 Pittsburgh (9-4, lost to then-No. 25 Oregon State 3-0 in Sun Bowl), No. 22 Ball State (12-2, lost to Tulsa 45-13 in GMAC Bowl).

Others receiving votes: West Virginia (9-4) 101; Tulsa (11-3) 68; LSU (8-5) 65; Northwestern (9-4) 63; Nebraska (9-4) 62; Pittsburgh (9-4) 38; Arizona (8-5) 21; Ball State (12-2) 14; Rice (10-3) 14; Boston College (9-5) 6; Rutgers (8-5) 5; Kansas (8-5) 3; Kentucky (7-6) 3; Connecticut (8-5) 2; Houston (8-5) 1.

The USA TODAY Board of Coaches is made up of 61 head coaches at Division I-A institutions. All are members of the American Football Coaches Association. The board for the 2008 season and the schools at which they began the season: Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech; Mike Bellotti, Oregon; Bret Bielema, Wisconsin; Bobby Bowden, Florida State; Tommy Bowden, Clemson; Art Briles, Baylor; Mack Brown, Texas; Neil Callaway, Alabama-Birmingham; Gene Chizik, Iowa State; Mario Cristobal, Florida International; Sylvester Croom, Mississippi State; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; Butch Davis, North Carolina; Todd Dodge, North Texas; Randy Edsall, Connecticut; Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee; Jeff Genyk, Eastern Michigan; Turner Gill, Buffalo; Joe Glenn, Wyoming; Todd Graham, Tulsa; Jim Grobe, Wake Forest; Dan Hawkins, Colorado; Pat Hill, Fresno State; Butch Jones, Central Michigan; Steve Kragthorpe, Louisville; Mike Leach, Texas Tech; Jim Leavitt, South Florida; Rocky Long, New Mexico; Bill Lynch, Indiana; Doug Martin, Kent State; Urban Meyer, Florida; Les Miles, LSU; Shane Montgomery, Miami (Ohio); Hal Mumme, New Mexico State; Rick Neuheisel, UCLA; Tom O’Brien, North Carolina State; George O’Leary, Central Florida; Gary Patterson, TCU; Bo Pelini, Nebraska; Chris Petersen, Boise State; Gary Pinkel, Missouri; Mike Price, Texas-El Paso; Mark Richt, Georgia; Mike Riley, Oregon State; Rich Rodriguez, Michigan; Greg Schiano, Rutgers; Howard Schnellenberger, Florida Atlantic; Mark Snyder, Marshall; Frank Solich, Ohio; Steve Spurrier, South Carolina; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee; Jeff Tedford, California; Joe Tiller, Purdue; Bob Toledo, Tulane; Dick Tomey, San Jose State; Jim Tressel, Ohio State; Tommy Tuberville, Auburn; Charlie Weis, Notre Dame; Kyle Whittingham, Utah; Tyrone Willingham, Washington; Ron Zook, Illinois.

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No split national title this time; Gators sit atop both national polls

Associated Press

Record Pts Pvs

1. Florida (48) 13-1 1,606 1

2. Utah (16) 13-0 1,519 7

3. Southern Cal (1) 12-1 1,481 5

4. Texas 12-1 1,478 3

5. Oklahoma 12-2 1,391 2

6. Alabama 12-2 1,264 4

7. TCU 11-2 1,193 11

8. Penn St. 11-2 1,153 6

9. Ohio St. 10-3 1,013 10

10. Oregon 10-3 997 15

11. Boise St. 12-1 938 9

12. Texas Tech 11-2 916 8

13. Georgia 10-3 903 16

14. Mississippi 9-4 857 20

15. Virginia Tech 10-4 713 21

16. Oklahoma St. 9-4 534 13

17. Cincinnati 11-3 506 12

18. Oregon St. 9-4 467 24

19. Missouri 10-4 435 25

20. Iowa 9-4 317 —

21. Florida St. 9-4 246 —

22. Georgia Tech 9-4 223 14

23. West Virginia 9-4 144 —

24. Michigan St. 9-4 138 19

25. BYU 10-3 137 17

Others receiving votes: California 128, Pittsburgh 106, LSU 95, Nebraska 64, Tulsa 61, Northwestern 53, Ball St. 13, Boston College 11, Rutgers 11, Rice 8, Arizona 4, Kansas 2.

USA Today Coaches

Rank School (record) Points last week first place

1. Florida (13-1) 1524 2 60

2. Southern California (12-1) 1393 4 (tie) 0

3. Texas (12-1) 1389 3 0

4. Utah (13-0) 1375 7 1

5. Oklahoma (12-2) 1333 1 0

6. Alabama (12-2) 1157 4 (tie) 0

7. TCU (11-2) 1114 11 0

8. Penn State (11-2) 1091 6 0

9. Oregon (10-3) 1011 13 0

10. Georgia (10-3) 904 17 0

11. Ohio State (10-3) 874 10 0

12. Texas Tech (11-2) 867 8 0

13. Boise State (12-1) 809 9 0

14. Virginia Tech (10-4) 740 19 0

15. Mississippi (9-4) 620 24 0

16. Missouri (10-4) 549 23 0

17. Cincinnati (11-3) 493 12 0

18. Oklahoma State (9-4) 480 14 0

19. Oregon State (9-4) 407 25 0

20. Iowa (9-4) 250 not ranked 0

21. Brigham Young (10-3) 248 16 0

22. Georgia Tech (9-4) 219 15 0

23. Florida State (9-4) 217 not ranked 0

24. Michigan State (9-4) 179 18 0

25. California (9-4) 116 not ranked 0

Dropped out: No. 20 Northwestern (9-4, lost to then-No. 23 Missouri 30-23 OT in Alamo Bowl), No. 21 Pittsburgh (9-4, lost to then-No. 25 Oregon State 3-0 in Sun Bowl), No. 22 Ball State (12-2, lost to Tulsa 45-13 in GMAC Bowl).

Others receiving votes: West Virginia (9-4) 101; Tulsa (11-3) 68; LSU (8-5) 65; Northwestern (9-4) 63; Nebraska (9-4) 62; Pittsburgh (9-4) 38; Arizona (8-5) 21; Ball State (12-2) 14; Rice (10-3) 14; Boston College (9-5) 6; Rutgers (8-5) 5; Kansas (8-5) 3; Kentucky (7-6) 3; Connecticut (8-5) 2; Houston (8-5) 1.

The USA TODAY Board of Coaches is made up of 61 head coaches at Division I-A institutions. All are members of the American Football Coaches Association. The board for the 2008 season and the schools at which they began the season: Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech; Mike Bellotti, Oregon; Bret Bielema, Wisconsin; Bobby Bowden, Florida State; Tommy Bowden, Clemson; Art Briles, Baylor; Mack Brown, Texas; Neil Callaway, Alabama-Birmingham; Gene Chizik, Iowa State; Mario Cristobal, Florida International; Sylvester Croom, Mississippi State; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; Butch Davis, North Carolina; Todd Dodge, North Texas; Randy Edsall, Connecticut; Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee; Jeff Genyk, Eastern Michigan; Turner Gill, Buffalo; Joe Glenn, Wyoming; Todd Graham, Tulsa; Jim Grobe, Wake Forest; Dan Hawkins, Colorado; Pat Hill, Fresno State; Butch Jones, Central Michigan; Steve Kragthorpe, Louisville; Mike Leach, Texas Tech; Jim Leavitt, South Florida; Rocky Long, New Mexico; Bill Lynch, Indiana; Doug Martin, Kent State; Urban Meyer, Florida; Les Miles, LSU; Shane Montgomery, Miami (Ohio); Hal Mumme, New Mexico State; Rick Neuheisel, UCLA; Tom O’Brien, North Carolina State; George O’Leary, Central Florida; Gary Patterson, TCU; Bo Pelini, Nebraska; Chris Petersen, Boise State; Gary Pinkel, Missouri; Mike Price, Texas-El Paso; Mark Richt, Georgia; Mike Riley, Oregon State; Rich Rodriguez, Michigan; Greg Schiano, Rutgers; Howard Schnellenberger, Florida Atlantic; Mark Snyder, Marshall; Frank Solich, Ohio; Steve Spurrier, South Carolina; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee; Jeff Tedford, California; Joe Tiller, Purdue; Bob Toledo, Tulane; Dick Tomey, San Jose State; Jim Tressel, Ohio State; Tommy Tuberville, Auburn; Charlie Weis, Notre Dame; Kyle Whittingham, Utah; Tyrone Willingham, Washington; Ron Zook, Illinois.

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