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Preseason picks

September 01, 2006

The preseason Associated Press and USA Today Coaches' Top 25 polls:

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25 POLL

*--* RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS 1. Ohio State (35) 10-2 1,558 4 2. Notre Dame (10) 9-3 1,470 9 3. Texas (8) 13-0 1,411 1 4. Auburn (3) 9-3 1,395 14 5. West Virginia (6) 11-1 1,354 5 6. USC (3) 12-1 1,345 2 7. Florida 9-3 1,178 t12 8. Louisiana State 11-2 1,144 6 9. California 8-4 975 25 10. Oklahoma 8-4 960 22 11. Florida State 8-5 949 23 12. Miami 9-3 893 17 13. Louisville 9-3 844 19 14. Michigan 7-5 824 NR 15. Georgia 10-3 778 NR 16. Iowa 7-5 720 NR 17. Virginia Tech 11-2 614 7 18. Clemson 8-4 479 21 19. Penn State 11-1 386 3 20. Nebraska 8-4 332 24 21. Oregon 10-2 324 t12 22. Texas Christian 11-1 257 11 23. Tennessee 5-6 215 NR 24. Arizona State 7-5 182 NR 25. Texas Tech 9-3 181 20

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Others receiving votes: Alabama 141, Utah 52, Boston College 41, Georgia Tech 39, Boise State 23, Arkansas 18, Wisconsin 18, South Carolina 15, Tulsa 11, Texas A&M 10, Brigham Young 4, Purdue 4, UTEP 4, Iowa State 3, Mississippi 3, N. Illinois 3, Michigan State 2, Arizona 1.

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USA TODAY COACHES' POLL

*--* RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS 1. Ohio State 10-2 1,487 4 2. Texas 13-0 1,378 1 t3. Notre Dame 9-3 1,348 11 t3. USC 12-1 1,348 2 5. Oklahoma 8-4 1,320 22 6. Auburn 9-3 1,206 14 7. West Virginia 11-1 1,202 6 8. Florida 9-3 1,054 16 9. Louisiana State 11-2 1,037 5 10. Florida State 8-5 874 23 11. Miami 9-3 839 18 12. California 8-4 798 25 13. Louisville 9-3 785 20 14. Georgia 10-3 784 10 15. Michigan 7-5 778 NR 16. Virginia Tech 11-2 591 7 17. Iowa 7-5 519 NR 18. Clemson 8-4 493 21 19. Penn State 11-1 406 3 20. Oregon 10-2 373 12 21. Texas Christian 11-1 270 9 22. Nebraska 8-4 261 24 23. Tennessee 5-6 216 NR 24. Alabama 10-2 210 8 25. Texas Tech 9-3 198 19

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Others receiving votes: Arizona State 182; Boston College 87; Utah 84; Arkansas 64; South Carolina 55; Boise State 46; Wisconsin 37; UCLA 29; Georgia Tech 28; Fresno State 14; Tulsa 11; Iowa State 9; Minnesota 9; Maryland 8; Purdue 7; Texas A&M 6; Memphis 5; Nevada 3; Texas-El Paso 3; Arizona 2; Brigham Young 2; Northern Illinois 2; Northwestern 2; Oregon State 2; Rutgers 2; Colorado 1; Duke 1.

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