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2009 Year Summary

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National Champion: Alabama (AP, BCS, FWAA, NFF, USA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Mark Ingram (Alabama)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Gary Patterson (Texas Christian)

AP Preseason #1: Florida ▪ AP Final #1: Alabama

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L Pct G W L Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Southeastern Conference 12 156 97 59 .622 10 6 4 .600 10.35 5.37 5 4 Alabama
2 Big East Conference 8 102 64 38 .627 6 4 2 .667 5.51 1.52 0 3 Cincinnati
3 Atlantic Coast Conference 12 153 82 71 .536 7 3 4 .429 5.36 3.49 4 4 Georgia Tech
4 Big 12 Conference 12 154 88 66 .571 8 4 4 .500 5.33 2.25 5 3 Texas
5 Pacific-10 Conference 10 127 68 59 .535 7 2 5 .286 4.84 3.76 3 2 Oregon
6 Big Ten Conference 11 139 80 59 .576 7 4 3 .571 3.54 0.82 3 4 Ohio State
7 Mountain West Conference 9 113 61 52 .540 5 4 1 .800 -0.26 -1.15 3 3 Texas Christian
8 Independent 3 38 21 17 .553 1 1 0 1.000 -0.41 -1.86 1 0
9 Western Athletic Conference 9 115 57 58 .496 4 2 2 .500 -4.26 -3.24 1 1 Boise State
10 Conference USA 12 152 70 82 .461 6 2 4 .333 -5.16 -2.91 0 0 East Carolina
11 Mid-American Conference 13 163 70 93 .429 5 1 4 .200 -8.86 -6.14 0 1 Central Michigan
12 Sun Belt Conference 9 110 45 65 .409 2 1 1 .500 -8.87 -5.00 0 0 Troy

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/8 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/6 Final
Alabama SEC 5 4 4 3 3 3 2 1 2 3 3 2 2 2 1 1
Texas Big 12 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 2
Florida SEC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 3
Boise State WAC 14 12 10 8 5 6 5 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 4
Ohio State Big Ten 6 8 11 13 9 9 7 18 17 15 10 9 9 8 8 5
Texas Christian MWC 17 16 15 15 11 10 12 10 8 6 4 4 4 4 3 6
Iowa Big Ten 22       13 12 11 7 7 8 15 15 13 9 10 7
Cincinnati Big East   23 17 14 10 8 8 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 8
Penn State Big Ten 9 7 5 5 15 14 14 13 12 11 19 13 12 10 11 9
Virginia Tech ACC 7 14 13 11 6 5 4 15 14 22 20 16 14 11 12 10
Oregon Pac-10 16       16 13 13 12 10 7 14 11 10 7 7 11
Brigham Young MWC 20 9 7 19 20 18 18 16   25 22 19 18 16 15 12
Georgia Tech ACC 15 15 14   25 22 19 11 11 10 7 7 7 12 9 13
Nebraska Big 12 24 22 19 25 23 21 15             21 20 14
Pittsburgh Big East               20 16 14 8 8 8 14 17 15
Wisconsin Big Ten                   24 21 17     24 16
Louisiana State SEC 11 11 9 7 4 4 10 9 9 9 9 10 17 15 13 17
Utah MWC 19 17 18       24 19 19 17 16 23 22   23 18
Miami (FL) ACC   20 20 9 17 11 9 8 18 16 12 21 19 17 14 19
Mississippi SEC 8 6 5 4 21 20     24       20     20
Texas Tech Big 12               21               21
Southern California Pac-10 4 3 3 12 7 7 6 4 4 12 11 22 24 20   22
Central Michigan MAC                             25 23
Clemson ACC                     24 18 15 25   24
West Virginia Big East               22 20         24 18 25
School Conf Pre 9/8 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/6 Final
Arizona Pac-10                 23 21 18       22  
Auburn SEC           17                    
California Pac-10 12 10 8 6 24         23     21 19    
Florida State ACC 18     18                        
Georgia SEC 13 21 23 21 18                      
Houston CUSA     21 17 12   23 17 15 13 13 24 25 18    
Kansas Big 12 25 24 22 20 18 16 17 24                
Michigan Big Ten     25 23 22                      
Missouri Big 12   25       24                    
North Carolina ACC 21 19 24 22                 23      
Notre Dame Ind 23 18         25   25 19            
Oklahoma Big 12 3 13 12 10 8 19 20 25 22 20            
Oklahoma State Big 12 9 5 16 16 14 15 16 14 13 18 17 12 11 22 21  
Oregon State Pac-10                       20 16 13 16  
Rutgers Big East                       25        
South Carolina SEC           25 22 23 21              
South Florida Big East           23 21       23          
Stanford Pac-10                     25 14   23 19  
Washington Pac-10       24                        

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Colt McCoy* (Texas) 70.6
2. Case Keenum* (Houston) 70.3
3. Dan Lefevour* (Central Michigan) 69.7
4. Christian Ponder* (Florida State) 68.8
5. Jimmy Clausen (Notre Dame) 68.0
6. Sean Canfield* (Oregon State) 67.9
7. Tim Tebow* (Florida) 67.8
8. Greg Paulus (Syracuse) 67.7
9. Riley Dodge (North Texas) 67.7
10. Max Hall* (Brigham Young) 67.2

Passing Yards

1. Case Keenum* (Houston) 5671
2. Levi Brown* (Troy) 4254
3. Tyler Sheehan* (Bowling Green State) 4051
4. Jimmy Clausen (Notre Dame) 3722
5. Ryan Mallett* (Arkansas) 3624
6. Todd Reesing (Kansas) 3616
7. Blaine Gabbert* (Missouri) 3593
8. Jerrod Johnson* (Texas A&M) 3579
9. Max Hall* (Brigham Young) 3560
10. Kellen Moore* (Boise State) 3536

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Tim Tebow* (Florida) 164.2
2. Kellen Moore* (Boise State) 161.7
3. Jimmy Clausen (Notre Dame) 161.4
4. Max Hall* (Brigham Young) 160.1
5. Kyle Padron* (Southern Methodist) 159.9
6. Nathan Enderle* (Idaho) 157.3
7. Case Keenum* (Houston) 154.8
8. Ryan Mallett* (Arkansas) 152.5
9. Andy Dalton* (Texas Christian) 151.8
10. Joe Webb (Alabama-Birmingham) 150.7

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Vai Taua* (Nevada) 7.8
2. Luke Lippincott* (Nevada) 7.7
3. Jeff Demps* (Florida) 7.5
4. Colin Kaepernick* (Nevada) 7.3
5. Lance Dunbar (North Texas) 6.9
6. Mikel Leshoure (Illinois) 6.8
7. LaMichael James* (Oregon) 6.7
8. Isaiah Pead* (Cincinnati) 6.7
9. Damien Berry* (Miami (FL)) 6.6
10. Chris Relf (Mississippi State) 6.6

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Owen Spencer (North Carolina State) 25.5
2. Demaryius Thomas* (Georgia Tech) 25.1
3. Kevin Fogler* (Air Force) 22.7
4. Tim Brown* (Rutgers) 20.9
5. Jarrett Boykin* (Virginia Tech) 20.9
6. Maurice Shaw* (Idaho) 20.8
7. Colin Larmond* (Boston College) 20.6
8. Danny Coale* (Virginia Tech) 20.5
9. Niles Paul* (Nebraska) 19.9
10. Marvin McNutt* (Iowa) 19.8

Total Yards Per Play

1. Ryan Mallett* (Arkansas) 7.8
2. Kellen Moore* (Boise State) 7.8
3. Case Keenum* (Houston) 7.7
4. Levi Brown* (Troy) 7.6
5. Max Hall* (Brigham Young) 7.6
6. Jimmy Clausen (Notre Dame) 7.5
7. Joe Webb (Alabama-Birmingham) 7.5
8. Andy Dalton* (Texas Christian) 7.4
9. Colin Kaepernick* (Nevada) 7.3
10. Tim Tebow* (Florida) 7.2

Field Goal Percentage

1. Grant Ressel* (Missouri) 96.3
2. Wes Byrum* (Auburn) 93.8
  Kevin Goessling* (Fresno State) 93.8
4. Kevin Fitzpatrick (Tulsa) 92.9
  Steve Aponavicius* (Boston College) 92.9
6. Blair Walsh* (Georgia) 90.9
  Joe Phillips* (Utah) 90.9
8. Kai Forbath* (UCLA) 90.3
9. Robert Randolph (Virginia) 89.5
10. Hunter Lawrence* (Texas) 88.9

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Drew Butler* (Georgia) 48.1
2. Matt Dodge* (East Carolina) 45.8
3. Tress Way* (Oklahoma) 45.7
4. Matt Reagan (Memphis) 45.5
5. Robert Malone* (Fresno State) 45.2
6. Quinn Sharp* (Oklahoma State) 45.1
7. Derek Epperson (Baylor) 44.8
8. Michael Such (Tulsa) 44.5
9. Zoltan Mesko (Michigan) 44.5
10. Scott Kozlowski* (West Virginia) 44.4

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Ray Fisher (Indiana) 37.4
2. D.J. Monroe* (Texas) 33.6
3. C.J. Spiller* (Clemson) 32.8
4. Dyrell Roberts* (Virginia Tech) 31.9
5. Chris Owusu* (Stanford) 31.5
6. Demond Washington* (Auburn) 31.1
7. Mardy Gilyard* (Cincinnati) 30.5
8. Robbie Frey* (Connecticut) 29.5
9. James Nixon* (Temple) 29.2
10. Tyron Carrier* (Houston) 29.0
  Javier Arenas* (Alabama) 29.0