USA Today Top 25 Poll

The USA Today Preseason Top 25 football coaches poll, with

team’s 2009 records in parentheses, total points based on 25 points

for first place through one point for 25th, ranking in the final

poll of the 2009 season and first-place votes received:

Record Pts Final 2009

1. Alabama (55) 14-0 1,469 1

2. Ohio State (4) 11-2 1,392 5

3. Florida 13-1 1,245 3

4. Texas 13-1 1,240 2

5. Boise State 14-0 1,215 4

6. Virginia Tech 10-3 1,052 10

7. TCU 12-1 1,051 6

8. Oklahoma 8-5 1,035 NR

9. Nebraska 10-4 1,001 14

10. Iowa 11-2 952 7

11. Oregon 10-3 940 11

12. Wisconsin 10-3 778 16

13. Miami (Fla.) 9-4 728 19

14. Penn State 11-2 508 8

15. Pittsburgh 10-3 492 15

16. LSU 9-4 476 17

17. Georgia Tech 11-3 455 13

18. North Carolina 8-5 445 NR

19. Arkansas 8-5 438 NR

20. Florida State 7-6 374 NR

21. Georgia 8-5 312 NR

22. Oregon State 8-5 263 NR

23. Auburn 8-5 260 NR

24 (tie). West Virginia 9-4 169 22

24 (tie). Utah 10-3 169 18

Others receiving votes (with 2009 records): Cincinnati (12-1)

135; Houston (10-4) 76; Brigham Young (11-2) 66; Arizona (8-5) 65;

Mississippi (9-4) 48; Clemson (9-5) 44; Stanford (8-5) 41;

Connecticut (8-5) 40; Notre Dame (6-6) 38; South Carolina (7-6) 38;

Washington (5-7) 26; Missouri (8-5) 23; Navy (10-4) 12; Oklahoma

State (9-4) 11; Boston College (8-5) 10; Michigan State (6-7) 10;

Arizona State (4-8) 6; California (8-5) 6; Texas Tech (9-4) 5;

South Florida (8-5) 4; Texas A&M (6-7) 3; Northwestern (8-5) 2;

Temple (9-4) 2; Central Michigan (12-2) 1; Mississippi State (5-7)

1; Nevada (8-5) 1; Northern Illinois (7-6) 1; Southern Methodist

(8-5) 1.