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2012 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L Points CP Last Week
1 < 2 Alabama (59) SEC 13-1 1475 *1 W 42-14 N #1 Notre Dame (BCS)
2 < 5 Oregon Pac-12 12-1 1358 2 W 35-17 N #7 Kansas State (Fiesta)
3 < 3 Ohio State Big Ten 12-0 1302 NR DNP
4 < 1 Notre Dame Ind 12-1 1288 3 L 42-14 N #2 Alabama (BCS NC)
5 < 6 Georgia SEC 12-2 1230 4 W 45-31 N #23 Nebraska (Capital One)
5 < 10 Texas A&M SEC 11-2 1230 5 W 41-13 N #12 Oklahoma (Cotton)
7 < 8 Stanford Pac-12 12-2 1169 6 W 20-14 N Wisconsin (Rose)
8 < 11 South Carolina SEC 11-2 1038 7 W 33-28 N #19 Michigan (Outback)
9 < 4 Florida SEC 11-2 933 10 L 33-23 N #22 Louisville (Sugar)
10 < 13 Florida State ACC 12-2 922 8 W 31-10 N #16 Northern Illinois (Orange)
11 < 14 Clemson ACC 11-2 889 9 W 25-24 N #9 LSU (Chick-fil-A)
12 < 7 Kansas State Big 12 11-2 871 11 L 35-17 N #5 Oregon (Fiesta)
13 < 22 Louisville Big East 11-2 781 13 W 33-23 N #4 Florida (Sugar)
14 < 9 LSU SEC 10-3 756 12 L 25-24 N #14 Clemson (Chick-fil-A)
15 < 12 Oklahoma Big 12 10-3 615 15 L 41-13 N #10 Texas A&M (Cotton)
16 < 18 Utah State WAC 11-2 456 17 W 41-15 N Toledo (Idaho Potato)
17 < 21 Northwestern Big Ten 10-3 443 16 W 34-20 N Mississippi State (Gator)
18 < 20 Boise State MWC 11-2 419 14 W 28-26 N Washington (MAACO)
19 < NR Texas Big 12 9-4 358 18 W 31-27 N #15 Oregon State (Alamo)
20 < 15 Oregon State Pac-12 9-4 303 19 L 31-27 N Texas (Alamo)
21 < 24 San Jose State WAC 11-2 243 21 W 29-20 N Bowling Green (Military)
22 < 16 Northern Illinois MAC 12-2 227 24 L 31-10 N #13 Florida State (Orange)
23 < NR Vanderbilt SEC 9-4 180 20 W 38-24 N NC State (Music City)
24 < 19 Michigan Big Ten 8-5 147 RV L 33-28 N #11 South Carolina (Outback)
25 < 23 Nebraska Big Ten 10-4 119 23 L 45-31 N #6 Georgia (Capital One)
RV < NR Baylor Big 12 8-5 95 RV W 49-26 N #17 UCLA (Holiday)
RV < NR Penn State Big Ten 8-4 90 NR DNP
RV < NR Cincinnati Big East 10-3 78 22 W 48-34 N Duke (Belk)
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 8-5 42 RV W 58-14 N Purdue (Heart of Dallas)
RV < NR Tulsa C-USA 11-3 34 25 W 31-17 N Iowa State (Liberty)
RV < 17 UCLA Pac-12 9-5 31 RV L 49-26 N Baylor (Holiday)
RV < NR Arkansas State Sun Belt 10-3 28 RV W 17-13 N #25 Kent State (GoDaddy.com)
RV < NR TCU Big 12 7-6 9 NR L 17-16 N Michigan State (Buffalo Wild Wings)
RV < NR UCF C-USA 10-4 9 RV W 38-17 N Ball State (Beef 'O' Brady's)
RV < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 8-6 6 RV L 20-14 N #8 Stanford (Rose)
RV < NR North Dakota State Other 14-1 1 NR W 39-13 N Sam Houston State (FCS)
NR < NR Arizona Pac-12 8-5 0 RV W 49-48 N Nevada (New Mexico)
NR < NR Arizona State Pac-12 8-5 0 RV W 62-28 N Navy (Kraft Fight Hunger)
NR < 25 Kent State MAC 11-3 0 RV L 17-13 N Arkansas State (GoDaddy.com)
NR < NR Louisiana Tech WAC 9-3 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Ohio MAC 9-4 0 RV W 45-14 N Louisiana-Monroe (Independence)
NR < NR Rutgers Big East 9-4 0 RV L 13-10 (1OT) N Virginia Tech (Russell Athletic)
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 7 9.3 6842
Big Ten 4 17.3 2011
Pac-12 3 9.7 2830
Big 12 3 15.3 1844
ACC 2 10.5 1811
WAC 2 18.5 699
Ind 1 4.0 1288
Big East 1 13.0 781
MWC 1 18.0 419
MAC 1 22.0 227

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Texas A&M makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 9/26/1999 poll (224 polls)
- Vanderbilt makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/12/2008 poll (72 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Kansas State's Top 10 streak ends at 11
- LSU's Top 10 streak ends at 32
- Ohio State's Top 10 streak reaches 10
- Oregon's Top 25 streak reaches 60
- Texas A&M's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Season Streaks:
- Alabama's final poll streak reaches 5
- Auburn's streak ends at 12
- Boise State's final poll streak reaches 5
- Georgia Tech's streak ends at 7
- Missouri's streak ends at 6
- Penn State's streak ends at 7
- Virginia Tech's final poll streak ends at 8

Total Appearances:
- Kansas State ties Maryland for #40
- Northern Illinois ties two others for #105
- San Jose State ties several others for #125
- Texas A&M ties Washington for #19
- Utah State ties three others for #117
- Vanderbilt ties Yale for #88

Notes

  • * = 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), 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.


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