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

Record Pts Pvs
1. Alabama (59) 12-1 1,475 2
2. LSU 13-1 1,404 1
3. Oklahoma State 12-1 1,367 3
4. Oregon 12-2 1,290 5
5. Arkansas 11-2 1,188 7
6. Boise State 12-1 1,162 6
7. Stanford 11-2 1,106 4
8. South Carolina 11-2 1,084 9
9. Michigan 11-2 925 12
10. Michigan State 11-3 912 13
11. Wisconsin 11-3 911 8
12. Baylor 10-3 775 16
13. TCU 11-2 710 15
14. Houston 13-1 673 17
15. Oklahoma 10-3 610 19
16. Kansas State 10-3 602 10
17. Virginia Tech 11-3 574 11
18. West Virginia 10-3 554 22
19. Southern Mississippi 12-2 429 21
20. Georgia 10-4 345 18
21. Cincinnati 10-3 248 24
22. Clemson 10-4 237 14
23. Florida State 9-4 205 25
24. Nebraska 9-4 144 20
25. Brigham Young 10-3 79 NR

Others receiving votes: Northern Illinois 36; Missouri 33; Texas 29; Auburn 28; Rutgers 11; Penn State 10; Texas A&M 5; Virginia 4; Temple 2; Washington 2; Arkansas State 1; Florida 1; Louisiana-Lafayette 1; Mississippi State 1; Notre Dame 1; Ohio 1.