November 8, 2009 AP Football Poll
- TCU makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 10/15/1956 poll (808 polls).
- Pittsburgh makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 9/14/2003 poll (104 polls).
- Clemson makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/21/2008 poll (22 polls).
- Stanford makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2001 poll (126 polls).
- Oklahoma's Top 25 streak ends at 60.
- TCU's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 20.
- Cincinnati's weekly Top 25 streak reaches 10.
- Miami (FL)'s weekly Top 25 streak reaches 10.
- Alabama's total appearances reach 640.
- LSU ties UCLA for #14 in total appearances.
- BYU breaks tie with North Carolina for #33 in total appearances.
- Viginia Tech breaks tie with West Virginia for #31 in total appearances.
- BYU's total appearances reach 230.
- Houston's total appearances reach 160 and ties Duke for #45.
- Oklahoma State breaks tie with Army, Boston College, and Mississippi State for #51.
- Boise State breaks tie with Rice for #67.
- Utah ties Tulane for #69 in total appearances.
- Cincinnati breaks tie with Princeton, Rutgers, and Vanderbilt at #87, and ties Yale for #86 in total appearances.
- South Florida breaks tie with Marshall for #94 in total appearances.
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- Regular-season polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-67 had 10 teams (except for the 1961 final poll which had 20), and 1989-present had 25 teams.
- This weekly poll data was contributed to the ESPN College Football Encyclopedia