Alabama (65 first-place votes)
Georgia
Ohio State
Wisconsin
Clemson
Miami
Penn State
Notre Dame
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Washington
TCU
Virginia Tech
UCF
Auburn
Iowa State
USC
Stanford
NC State
LSU
Memphis
Mississippi State
USF
Michigan
Arizona

Dropped out: Washington State (16), Michigan State (18), West Virginia (22), Texas A&M (24)

Others receiving votes: Michigan State 145; Washington State 127; South Carolina 53; Kentucky 33; Toledo 10; West Virginia 9; Boise State 8; San Diego State 6; Texas A&M 4; Troy 3; Navy 3; Iowa 1.