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September 16, 2012 AP Football Poll

Rank

 

Team (FPV)

 

Conf

 

W-L

 

PTS

 

CP

 

Last Week

1

  <  1

 

Alabama (58)

 

SEC

 

3-0

 

1498

 

*1

 

W 52-0 at Arkansas

2

  <  3

 

LSU (2)

 

SEC

 

3-0

 

1433

 

*2

 

W 63-14 vs Idaho

3

  <  4

 

Oregon

 

Pac-12

 

3-0

 

1356

 

3

 

W 63-14 vs Tennessee Tech

4

  <  5

 

Florida State

 

ACC

 

3-0

 

1275

 

4

 

W 52-0 vs Wake Forest

5

  <  7

 

Georgia

 

SEC

 

3-0

 

1203

 

6

 

W 56-20 vs Florida Atlantic

6

  <  5

 

Oklahoma

 

Big 12

 

2-0

 

1181

 

5

 

DNP

7

  <  8

 

South Carolina

 

SEC

 

3-0

 

1081

 

8

 

W 49-6 vs UAB

8

  <  9

 

West Virginia

 

Big 12

 

2-0

 

1051

 

7

 

W 42-12 vs James Madison

9

  <  21

 

Stanford

 

Pac-12

 

3-0

 

1009

 

11

 

W 21-14 vs #2 USC

10

  <  11

 

Clemson

 

ACC

 

3-0

 

899

 

9

 

W 41-7 vs Furman

11

  <  20

 

Notre Dame

 

Ind

 

3-0

 

854

 

15

 

W 20-3 at #10 Michigan State

12

  <  14

 

Texas

 

Big 12

 

3-0

 

816

 

10

 

W 66-31 at Mississippi

13

  <  2

 

USC

 

Pac-12

 

2-1

 

776

 

12

 

L 21-14 at #21 Stanford

14

  <  18

 

Florida

 

SEC

 

3-0

 

743

 

14

 

W 37-20 at #23 Tennessee

15

  <  15

 

Kansas State

 

Big 12

 

3-0

 

683

 

13

 

W 35-21 vs North Texas

16

  <  12

 

Ohio State

 

Big Ten

 

3-0

 

680

 

NR

 

W 35-28 vs California

17

  <  16

 

TCU

 

Big 12

 

2-0

 

535

 

16

 

W 20-6 at Kansas

18

  <  17

 

Michigan

 

Big Ten

 

2-1

 

448

 

17

 

W 63-13 vs Massachusetts

19

  <  22

 

UCLA

 

Pac-12

 

3-0

 

429

 

19

 

W 37-6 vs Houston

20

  <  19

 

Louisville

 

Big East

 

3-0

 

366

 

18

 

W 39-34 vs North Carolina

21

  <  10

 

Michigan State

 

Big Ten

 

2-1

 

318

 

20

 

L 20-3 vs #20 Notre Dame

22

  <  24

 

Arizona

 

Pac-12

 

3-0

 

296

 

21

 

W 56-0 vs South Carolina State

23

  <  NR

 

Mississippi State

 

SEC

 

3-0

 

106

 

23

 

W 30-24 at Troy

24

  <  NR

 

Boise State

 

MWC

 

1-1

 

95

 

RV

 

W 39-12 vs Miami (OH)

25

  <  NR

 

Nebraska

 

Big Ten

 

2-1

 

80

 

22

 

W 42-13 vs Arkansas State

RV

  <  NR

 

Oregon State

 

Pac-12

 

1-0

 

68

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

Baylor

 

Big 12

 

2-0

 

55

 

RV

 

W 48-23 vs Sam Houston State

RV

  <  NR

 

Northwestern

 

Big Ten

 

3-0

 

41

 

RV

 

W 22-13 vs Boston College

RV

  <  NR

 

Ohio

 

MAC

 

3-0

 

20

 

RV

 

W 27-24 at Marshall

RV

  <  NR

 

Oklahoma State

 

Big 12

 

2-1

 

19

 

25

 

W 65-24 vs Lousiana-Lafayette

RV

  <  NR

 

Rutgers (NJ)

 

Big East

 

3-0

 

19

 

RV

 

W 23-13 at South Florida

RV

  <  NR

 

Iowa State

 

Big 12

 

3-0

 

15

 

RV

 

W 37-3 vs Western Illinois

RV

  <  13

 

Virginia Tech

 

ACC

 

2-1

 

13

 

RV

 

L 35-17 at Pittsburgh

RV

  <  NR

 

Cincinnati

 

Big East

 

2-0

 

9

 

RV

 

W 23-7 vs Delaware State

RV

  <  23

 

Tennessee

 

SEC

 

2-1

 

6

 

RV

 

L 37-20 vs #18 Florida

RV

  <  NR

 

Texas Tech

 

Big 12

 

3-0

 

5

 

RV

 

W 49-14 vs New Mexico

RV

  <  NR

 

Wisconsin

 

Big Ten

 

2-1

 

5

 

24

 

W 16-14 vs Utah State

RV

  <  NR

 

Missouri

 

SEC

 

2-1

 

4

 

RV

 

W 24-20 vs Arizona State

RV

  <  NR

 

Texas A&M

 

SEC

 

1-1

 

4

 

RV

 

W 48-3 at SMU

RV

  <  NR

 

Georgia Tech

 

ACC

 

2-1

 

3

 

RV

 

W 56-20 vs Virginia

RV

  <  NR

 

Fresno State

 

MWC

 

2-1

 

2

 

NR

 

W 69-14 vs Colorado

RV

  <  NR

 

Utah

 

Pac-12

 

2-1

 

1

 

RV

 

W 24-21 vs #25 BYU

NR

  <  NR

 

Arizona State

 

Pac-12

 

2-1

 

0

 

RV

 

L 24-20 at Missouri

NR

  <  NR

 

Arkansas

 

SEC

 

1-2

 

0

 

NR

 

L 52-0 vs #1 Alabama

NR

  <  25

 

BYU

 

Ind

 

2-1

 

0

 

RV

 

L 24-21 at Utah

NR

  <  NR

 

Louisiana Tech

 

WAC

 

2-0

 

0

 

RV

 

W 56-37 vs Rice

NR

  <  NR

 

Louisiana-Monroe

 

Sun Belt

 

1-1

 

0

 

RV

 

L 31-28 (1OT) at Auburn

NR

  <  NR

 

San Jose State (CA)

 

WAC

 

2-1

 

0

 

RV

 

W 40-20 vs Colorado State

NR

  <  NR

 

Washington

 

Pac-12

 

2-1

 

0

 

RV

 

W 52-13 vs Portland State

NR

  <  NR

 

Western Kentucky

 

Sun Belt

 

2-1

 

0

 

NR

 

W 32-31 (1OT) at Kentucky

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Georgia makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 9/21/2008 poll (63 polls)
- Mississippi State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/11/2011 poll (16 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Alabama's Top 5 streak reaches 20
- LSU's Top 5 streak reaches 20
- Virginia Tech's Top 25 streak ends at 28

2012 AP Voters

NOTES
- CP = Coaches Poll (1950 to present)
- CFP = College Football Playoff selection committee rankings (2014)
- BCS = BCS Rankings (1998 to 2013)
- * = Received first place votes (non-AP rankings); Hold the mouse cursor over these rankings to see the first place votes (where available) in a tooltip (for browsers that support tooltips)
- Clicking on the team name will display the week-by-week ranking for that team.
- 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.



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