USA Today Top 25 College Football Poll

By The Associated Press

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches preseason poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2011 records, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and 2011 final ranking:

Record Pts Pvs
1. LSU (18) 13-1 1403 2
2. Alabama (20) 12-1 1399 1
3. Southern Cal (19) 10-2 1388 —
4. Oklahoma (1) 10-3 1276 15
5. Oregon 12-2 1258 4
6. Georgia 10-4 1061 20
7. Florida State (1) 9-4 1055 23
8. Michigan 11-2 1023 9
9. South Carolina 11-2 981 8
10. Arkansas 11-2 948 5
11. West Virginia 10-3 833 18
12. Wisconsin 11-3 743 11
13. Michigan State 11-3 717 10
14. Clemson 10-4 598 22
15. Texas 8-5 549 —
16. Nebraska 9-4 501 24
17. TCU 11-2 499 13
18. Stanford 11-2 497 7
19. Oklahoma State 12-1 476 3
20. Virginia Tech 11-3 461 17
21. Kansas State 10-3 398 16
22. Boise State 12-1 271 6
23. Florida 7-6 250 —
24. Notre Dame 8-5 166 —
25. Auburn 8-5 66 —

Others receiving votes: Washington 64, Louisville 46, Georgia Tech 35, Cincinnati 32, Texas A&M 28, Baylor 23, Utah 22, Mississippi State 21, South Florida 12, N.C. State 11, BYU 10, Louisiana Tech 10, Virginia 9, Houston 7, Southern Mississippi 6, UCF 5, Rutgers 5, FIU 3, Missouri 3, Tennessee 3, Northern Illinois 2, Texas Tech 1.