The first college football polls come out weeks before the start of each season. The AP poll has been running since 1936.
There is no such thing as standard lengths of college football poll. College Football Poll is the name of the portal and there, one can find the history of the sport from its beginning up to now. Maybe, what is meant here is the length or size of the ball which is 10-7/8 to 11-7/16" (long axis).
not yet still waiting
bama is ranked #2 in bcs poll
60 people vote in the AP Poll each week. The voters are sports writers and broadcasters who have extensive history covering college football. The voters change every year and are invited by the Associated Press.
number 11 in the AP poll, but number ! in my eyes. http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1/week/7
The 1960 Missouri Tigers finished 5 in the final AP Poll; while the UPI poll has them #4.
The USA Today Coaches Poll ranks NCAA basketball teams, football teams, and college baseball and basketball teams. Fifty-nine coaches contribute to the Poll which began in 1950.