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September 30, 2012 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (60) SEC 5-0 1500 *1 W 33-14 H Mississippi
2 < 2 Oregon Pac-12 5-0 1430 2 W 51-26 A Washington State
3 < 4 Florida State ACC 5-0 1349 *4 W 30-17 A South Florida
4 < 3 LSU SEC 5-0 1310 *3 W 38-22 H Towson
5 < 5 Georgia SEC 5-0 1252 5 W 51-44 H Tennessee
6 < 6 South Carolina SEC 5-0 1152 6 W 38-17 A Kentucky
7 < 7 Kansas State Big 12 4-0 1123 8 DNP
8 < 9 West Virginia Big 12 4-0 1066 7 W 70-63 H #25 Baylor
9 < 10 Notre Dame Ind 4-0 1043 10 DNP
10 < 11 Florida SEC 4-0 937 11 DNP
11 < 12 Texas Big 12 4-0 932 9 W 41-36 A Oklahoma State
12 < 14 Ohio State Big Ten 5-0 793 NR W 17-16 A #20 Michigan State
13 < 13 USC Pac-12 3-1 703 12 DNP
14 < 18 Oregon State Pac-12 3-0 647 17 W 38-35 A Arizona
15 < 17 Clemson ACC 4-1 608 15 W 45-31 A Boston College
15 < 15 TCU Big 12 4-0 608 13 W 24-16 A SMU
17 < 16 Oklahoma Big 12 2-1 581 14 DNP
18 < 8 Stanford Pac-12 3-1 509 18 L 17-13 A Washington
19 < 19 Louisville Big East 5-0 404 16 W 21-17 A Southern Miss
20 < 21 Mississippi State SEC 4-0 306 19 DNP
21 < 22 Nebraska Big Ten 4-1 240 20 W 30-27 H Wisconsin
22 < 23 Rutgers Big East 4-0 160 21 DNP
23 < NR Washington Pac-12 3-1 159 RV W 17-13 H #8 Stanford
24 < NR Northwestern Big Ten 5-0 143 22 W 44-29 H Indiana
25 < NR UCLA Pac-12 4-1 122 RV W 42-14 A Colorado
RV < NR Cincinnati Big East 3-0 72 23 W 27-24 H Virginia Tech
RV < 24 Boise State MWC 3-1 53 25 W 32-29 A New Mexico
RV < NR Texas A&M SEC 3-1 51 RV W 58-10 H Arkansas
RV < 20 Michigan State Big Ten 3-2 43 RV L 17-16 H #14 Ohio State
RV < NR Texas Tech Big 12 4-0 39 24 W 24-13 A Iowa State
RV < NR Michigan Big Ten 2-2 38 RV DNP
RV < NR Louisiana Tech WAC 4-0 37 RV W 44-38 A Virginia
RV < 25 Baylor Big 12 3-1 31 RV L 70-63 A #9 West Virginia
RV < NR Ohio MAC 5-0 30 RV W 37-34 A Massachusetts
RV < NR Arizona State Pac-12 4-1 15 RV W 27-17 A California
RV < NR Arizona Pac-12 3-2 4 NR L 38-35 H #18 Oregon State
RV < NR Miami (FL) ACC 4-1 4 RV W 44-37 H NC State
RV < NR Iowa State Big 12 3-1 3 NR L 24-13 H Texas Tech
RV < NR Tennessee SEC 3-2 3 NR L 51-44 A #5 Georgia
NR < NR Louisiana Monroe Sun Belt 2-2 0 RV W 63-10 A Tulane
NR < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 2-2 0 RV L 41-36 H #12 Texas
NR < NR Purdue Big Ten 3-1 0 RV W 51-41 H Marshall
NR < NR San Jose State WAC 4-1 0 RV W 12-0 A Navy
NR < NR Toledo MAC 4-1 0 RV W 37-17 A Western Michigan
NR < NR Tulsa C-USA 4-1 0 RV W 49-42 A UAB
NR < NR Virginia Tech ACC 3-2 0 RV L 27-24 A Cincinnati
NR < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 3-2 0 RV L 30-27 A #22 Nebraska

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 7.7 6457
Pac-12 6 15.8 3570
Big 12 5 11.6 4310
Big Ten 3 19.0 1176
ACC 2 9.0 1957
Big East 2 20.5 564
Ind 1 9.0 1043

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Florida makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 9/26/2010 poll (32 polls)
- Northwestern makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/7/2008 poll (54 polls)
- Washington makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/16/2011 poll (13 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Michigan State's Top 25 streak ends at 15
- Oregon's Top 25 streak reaches 50

Total Appearances:
- Kansas State ties Illinois for #42

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)
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  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.