How The Poll Works

The Amway Coaches Poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of head coaches at FBS schools. The panel is chosen by random draw, conference by conference plus independents, from a pool of coaches who have indicated to the American Football Coaches Association their willingness to participate. Each coach submits a Top 25 with a first-place vote worth 25 points, second place 24, and so on down to one point for 25th.
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TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 1

RANKTEAMRECORDPOINTS1st Place VotesPrevCHANGEHi/Low
1


Alabama

13-1 1621 61 NR 1/1
2


Clemson

12-2 1547 3 NR 2/2
3


Ohio State

12-2 1458 1 NR 3/3
4


Georgia

13-2 1452 0 NR 4/4
5


Oklahoma

12-2 1288 0 NR 5/5
6


Washington

10-3 1245 0 NR 6/6
7


Wisconsin

13-1 1243 0 NR 7/7
8


Miami

10-3 1091 0 NR 8/8
9


Penn State

11-2 1050 0 NR 9/9
10


Auburn

10-4 1004 0 NR 10/10
11


Notre Dame

10-3 892 0 NR 11/11
12


Michigan State

10-3 870 0 NR 12/12
13


Stanford

9-5 768 0 NR 13/13
14


Michigan

8-5 752 0 NR 14/14
15


Southern California

11-3 691 0 NR 15/15
16


Texas Christian

11-3 530 0 NR 16/16
17


Virginia Tech

9-4 524 0 NR 17/17
18


Mississippi State

9-4 407 0 NR 18/18
19


Florida State

7-6 328 0 NR 19/19
20


West Virginia

7-6 310 0 NR 20/20
21


Texas

7-6 265 0 NR 21/21
22


Boise State

11-3 261 0 NR 22/22
23


Central Florida

13-0 259 0 NR 23/23
24


Louisiana State

9-4 254 0 NR 24/24
25


Oklahoma State

10-3 168 0 NR 25/25
*Hi/Low Rankings

Hi/Low = The highest and lowest ranking each team has held during the designated season. Any team that starts the season unranked and/or falls out of the top 25 during the season will reflect a "NR" (not ranked) designation as its lowest rank.

Others Receiving Votes

South Carolina 138; Florida 135; Oregon 105; Utah 81; Texas A&M 67; Northwestern 67; Kansas State 35; Florida Atlantic 27; Boston College 23; Memphis 23; NC State 22; Troy 19; Arkansas State 19; Appalachian State 16; San Diego State 15; Kentucky 8; Iowa 8; Iowa State 8; Washington State 7; South Florida 6; Duke 5; Fresno State 4; Louisville 3; Houston 2; Arizona 2; Northern Illinois 1; Army 1.

List of Voters

The Amway Board of Coaches is made up of 65 head coaches at Bowl Subdivision schools. All are members of the American Football Coaches Association. The board for the 2018 season: Blake Anderson, Arkansas State; Major Applewhite, Houston; Dino Babers, Syracuse; Mike Bloomgren, Rice; John Bonamego, Central Michigan; Terry Bowden, Akron; Jeff Brohm, Purdue; Neal Brown, Troy; Troy Calhoun, Air Force; Rod Carey, Northern Illinois; Bill Clark, Alabama-Birmingham; Dave Clawson, Wake Forest; Geoff Collins, Temple; David Cutcliffe, Duke; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; Bob Davie, New Mexico; Butch Davis, Florida International; Dana Dimel, Texas-El Paso; DJ Durkin, Maryland; Herm Edwards, Arizona State; Luke Fickell, Cincinnati; Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M; P.J. Fleck, Minnesota; James Franklin, Penn State; Willie Fritz, Tulane; Scott Frost, Nebraska; Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech; Turner Gill, Liberty; Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State; Bryan Harsin, Boise State; Clay Helton, Southern California; Tom Herman, Texas; Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia; Mike Jinks, Bowling Green; Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech; Brad Lambert, Charlotte; Mike Leach, Washington State; Lance Leipold, Buffalo; Tim Lester, Western Michigan; Seth Littrell, North Texas; Rocky Long, San Diego State; Chad Lunsford, Georgia Southern; Mike MacIntyre, Colorado; Gus Malzahn, Auburn; Doug Martin, New Mexico State; Urban Meyer, Ohio State; Jeff Monken, Army; Dan Mullen, Florida; Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh; Ken Niumatalolo, Navy; Jay Norvell, Nevada; Barry Odom, Missouri; Ed Orgeron, LSU; Gary Patterson, TCU; Chris Petersen, Washington; Bobby Petrino, Louisville; Nick Saban, Alabama; Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State; Kirby Smart, Georgia; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee; Charlie Strong, South Florida; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; Jeff Tedford, Fresno State; Kyle Whittingham, Utah; Everett Withers, Texas State.

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