USA Today/ESPN Yearly Final Polls

1997 - Final USA Today/CNN Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Georgia Tech 7-5-0
1 Nebraska 13-0-0
10 Georgia 10-2-0
11 Auburn (AL) 10-3-0
12 Ohio St. 10-3-0
13 Louisiana St. 9-3-0
14 Arizona St. 9-3-0
15 Purdue (IN) 9-3-0
16 Colorado St. 11-2-0
17 Penn St. 9-3-0
18 Washington 8-4-0
19 Southern Mississippi 9-3-0
2 Michigan 12-0-0
20 Syracuse (NY) 9-4-0
21 Texas A&M 9-4-0
22 Mississippi 8-4-0
23 Missouri 7-5-0
24 Oklahoma St. 8-4-0
25 Air Force (CO) 10-3-0
3 Florida St. 11-1-0
4 North Carolina 11-1-0
5 UCLA 10-2-0
6 Florida 10-2-0
7 Kansas St. 11-1-0
8 Tennessee 11-2-0
9 Washington St. 10-2-0

1998 - Final USA Today/CNN Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
1 Tennessee 13-0-0
10 Air Force (CO) 12-1-0
11 Georgia Tech 10-2-0
12 Michigan 10-3-0
13 Texas A&M 11-3-0
14 Georgia 9-3-0
15 Penn St. 9-3-0
16 Texas 9-3-0
17 Arkansas 9-3-0
18 Virginia 9-3-0
19 Virginia Tech 9-3-0
2 Ohio St. 11-1-0
20 Nebraska 9-4-0
21 Miami (FL) 9-3-0
22 Notre Dame (IN) 9-3-0
23 Purdue (IN) 9-4-0
24 Syracuse (NY) 8-4-0
25 Missouri 8-4-0
3 Florida St. 11-2-0
4 Arizona 12-1-0
5 Wisconsin 11-1-0
6 Florida 10-2-0
7 Tulane (LA) 12-0-0
8 UCLA 10-2-0
9 Kansas St. 11-2-0

1999 - Final USA Today/CNN Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Purdue (IN) 7-5-0
1 Florida St. 12-0-0
10 Marshall (WV) 13-0-0
11 Penn St. 10-3-0
12 Mississippi St. 10-2-0
13 Southern Mississippi 9-3-0
14 Florida 9-4-0
15 Miami (FL) 9-4-0
16 Georgia 8-4-0
17 Minnesota 8-4-0
18 Oregon 9-3-0
19 Arkansas 8-4-0
2 Nebraska 12-1-0
20 Texas A&M 8-4-0
21 Georgia Tech 8-4-0
22 Mississippi 8-4-0
23 Texas 9-5-0
24 Stanford (CA) 8-4-0
25 Illinois 8-4-0
3 Virginia Tech 11-1-0
4 Wisconsin 10-2-0
5 Michigan 10-2-0
6 Kansas St. 11-1-0
7 Michigan St. 10-2-0
8 Alabama 10-3-0
9 Tennessee 9-3-0

2000 - Final USA Today/CNN Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Louisiana St. 8-4-0
1 Oklahoma 13-0-0
10 Michigan 9-3-0
11 Florida 10-3-0
12 Texas 9-3-0
13 Purdue (IN) 8-4-0
14 Clemson (SC) 9-3-0
15 Colorado St. 10-2-0
16 Notre Dame (IN) 9-3-0
17 Georgia 8-4-0
18 Texas Christian 10-2-0
19 Georgia Tech 9-3-0
2 Miami (FL) 11-1-0
20 Auburn (AL) 9-4-0
21 South Carolina 8-4-0
22 Mississippi St. 8-4-0
23 Iowa St. 9-3-0
24 Wisconsin 9-4-0
25 Tennessee 8-4-0
3 Washington 11-1-0
4 Florida St. 11-2-0
5 Oregon St. 11-1-0
6 Virginia Tech 11-1-0
7 Nebraska 10-2-0
8 Kansas St. 11-3-0
9 Oregon 10-2-0

2001 - Final USA Today/CNN Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Georgia Tech 8-5-0
1 Miami (FL) 12-0-0
10 Maryland 10-2-0
11 Washington St. 10-2-0
12 Illinois 10-2-0
13 South Carolina 9-3-0
14 Syracuse (NY) 10-3-0
15 Florida St. 8-4-0
16 Louisville (KY) 11-2-0
17 Stanford (CA) 9-3-0
18 Virginia Tech 8-4-0
19 Washington 8-4-0
2 Oregon 11-1-0
20 Michigan 8-4-0
21 Marshall (WV) 11-2-0
22 Toledo (OH) 10-2-0
23 Boston College (MA) 8-4-0
24 Brigham Young (UT) 12-2-0
25 Georgia 8-4-0
3 Florida 10-2-0
4 Tennessee 11-2-0
5 Texas 11-2-0
6 Oklahoma 11-2-0
7 Nebraska 11-2-0
8 Louisiana St. 10-3-0
9 Colorado 10-3-0

2002 - Final USA Today/CNN Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Alabama 10-3-0
1 Ohio St. 14-0-0
10 Washington St. 10-3-0
11 North Carolina St. 11-3-0
12 Boise St. (ID) 12-1-0
13 Maryland 11-3-0
14 Virginia Tech 10-4-0
15 Penn St. 9-4-0
16 Auburn (AL) 9-4-0
17 Notre Dame (IN) 10-3-0
18 Pittsburgh (PA) 9-4-0
19 Marshall (WV) 11-2-0
2 Miami (FL) 12-1-0
20 West Virginia 9-4-0
21 Colorado 9-5-0
22 Texas Christian 10-2-0
23 Florida St. 9-5-0
24 Florida 8-5-0
25 Virginia 9-5-0
3 Georgia 13-1-0
4 Southern California 11-2-0
5 Oklahoma 12-2-0
6 Kansas St. 11-2-0
7 Texas 11-2-0
8 Iowa 11-2-0
9 Michigan 10-3-0

2003 - Final USA Today/CNN Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
1 Louisiana St. 13-1-0
10 Florida St. 10-3-0
11 Texas 10-3-0
12 Miami (OH) 13-1-0
13 Kansas St. 11-4-0
14 Mississippi 10-3-0
15 Boise St. (ID) 13-1-0
16 Tennessee 10-3-0
17 Minnesota 10-3-0
18 Nebraska 10-3-0
19 Purdue (IN) 9-4-0
2 Southern California 12-1-0
20 Maryland 10-3-0
21 Utah 10-2-0
22 Clemson (SC) 9-4-0
23 Bowling Green (OH) 11-3-0
24 Texas Christian 11-2-0
25 Florida 8-5-0
3 Oklahoma 12-2-0
4 Ohio St. 11-2-0
5 Miami (FL) 11-2-0
6 Georgia 11-3-0
7 Michigan 10-3-0
8 Iowa 10-3-0
9 Washington St. 10-3-0

2004 - Final USA Today/CNN Poll

Final Poll released after Bowl Games

Rank Team Record
Pittsburgh (PA) 8-4-0
1 Southern California 13-0-0
10 Virginia Tech 10-3-0
11 Miami (FL) 9-3-0
12 Michigan 9-3-0
13 Boise St. (ID) 11-1-0
14 Florida St. 9-3-0
15 Tennessee 10-3-0
16 Louisiana St. 9-3-0
17 Texas Tech 8-4-0
18 Wisconsin 9-3-0
19 Ohio St. 8-4-0
2 Auburn (AL) 13-0-0
20 Arizona St. 9-3-0
21 Boston College (MA) 9-3-0
22 Fresno St. (CA) 9-3-0
23 Virginia 8-4-0
24 Navy (MD) 10-2-0
25 Florida 7-5-0
3 Oklahoma 12-1-0
4 Texas 11-1-0
5 Utah 12-0-0
6 Georgia 10-2-0
7 Louisville (KY) 11-1-0
8 Iowa 10-2-0
9 California 10-2-0