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November 4, 2012 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP BCS Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (60) SEC 9-0 1500 *1 1 W 21-17 A #5 LSU
2 < 2 Oregon Pac-12 9-0 1421 2 3 W 62-51 A #18 USC
3 < 3 Kansas State Big 12 9-0 1395 3 2 W 44-30 H Oklahoma State
4 < 4 Notre Dame Ind 9-0 1318 4 4 W 29-26 (3OT) H Pittsburgh
5 < 7 Georgia SEC 8-1 1198 5 5 W 37-10 H Mississippi
5 < 6 Ohio State Big Ten 10-0 1198 NR NR W 52-22 H Illinois
7 < 8 Florida SEC 8-1 1112 7 6 W 14-7 H Missouri
8 < 9 Florida State ACC 8-1 1057 6 10 DNP
9 < 5 LSU SEC 7-2 1029 9 7 L 21-17 H #1 Alabama
10 < 10 Clemson ACC 8-1 931 8 13 W 56-20 A Duke
11 < 12 Louisville Big East 9-0 862 10 9 W 45-17 H Temple
12 < 11 South Carolina SEC 7-2 836 11 8 DNP
13 < 13 Oregon State Pac-12 7-1 796 12 11 W 36-26 H Arizona State
14 < 14 Oklahoma Big 12 6-2 765 13 12 W 35-20 A Iowa State
15 < 16 Texas A&M SEC 7-2 700 14 15 W 38-13 A #17 Mississippi State
16 < 15 Stanford Pac-12 7-2 655 15 14 W 48-0 A Colorado
17 < 25 UCLA Pac-12 7-2 446 19 18 W 66-10 H #24 Arizona
18 < 21 Nebraska Big Ten 7-2 441 16 16 W 28-24 A Michigan State
19 < 22 Louisiana Tech WAC 8-1 355 18 20 W 51-27 H UTSA
19 < NR Texas Big 12 7-2 355 17 17 W 31-22 A #20 Texas Tech
21 < 18 USC Pac-12 6-3 237 22 19 L 62-51 H #2 Oregon
22 < 17 Mississippi State SEC 7-2 187 23 21 L 38-13 H #16 Texas A&M
23 < NR Toledo MAC 8-1 146 25 25 DNP
24 < NR Rutgers Big East 7-1 99 20 23 DNP
25 < 20 Texas Tech Big 12 6-3 97 RV 22 L 31-22 H Texas
RV < NR Northern Illinois MAC 9-1 64 RV NR W 63-0 H Massachusetts
RV < NR Kent State MAC 8-1 61 RV NR W 35-24 H Akron
RV < NR Michigan Big Ten 6-3 53 RV NR W 35-13 A Minnesota
RV < NR TCU Big 12 6-3 38 RV NR W 39-38 (1OT) A #23 West Virginia
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 7-2 32 21 24 DNP
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 5-3 27 RV NR L 44-30 A #3 Kansas State
RV < NR Ohio MAC 8-1 22 RV NR W 45-14 H Eastern Michigan
RV < NR UCF C-USA 7-2 15 NR NR W 42-17 H SMU
RV < 19 Boise State MWC 7-2 11 24 NR L 21-19 H San Diego State
RV < NR Washington Pac-12 5-4 9 RV NR W 21-13 A California
RV < NR Penn State Big Ten 6-3 8 NR NR W 34-9 A Purdue
RV < NR San Diego State MWC 7-3 7 RV NR W 21-19 A #19 Boise State
RV < NR Tulsa C-USA 7-2 6 RV NR L 19-15 A Arkansas
RV < 24 Arizona Pac-12 5-4 5 NR NR L 66-10 A UCLA
RV < NR Utah State WAC 8-2 4 RV NR W 38-7 H Texas State
RV < NR Fresno State MWC 7-3 2 RV NR W 45-10 H Hawaii
NR < NR Arizona State Pac-12 5-4 0 RV NR L 36-26 A #13 Oregon State
NR < NR Arkansas State Sun Belt 6-3 0 NR NR W 37-19 A North Texas
NR < NR Cincinnati Big East 6-2 0 RV NR W 35-24 H Syracuse
NR < NR Louisiana Monroe Sun Belt 6-3 0 RV NR L 40-24 H Louisiana-Lafayette
NR < NR Middle Tennessee Sun Belt 6-3 0 RV NR W 34-29 A Western Kentucky
NR < NR San Jose State WAC 7-2 0 NR NR W 42-13 A Idaho
NR < 23 West Virginia Big 12 5-3 0 RV NR L 39-38 (1OT) H TCU
NR < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 6-3 0 RV NR DNP

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 7 10.1 6562
Pac-12 5 13.8 3555
Big 12 4 15.3 2612
ACC 2 9.0 1988
Big Ten 2 11.5 1639
Big East 2 17.5 961
Ind 1 4.0 1318
WAC 1 19.0 355
MAC 1 23.0 146

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Ohio State makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the final 2010 poll (26 polls)
- Toledo makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2001 poll (174 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Georgia's Top 25 streak reaches 20
- Notre Dame's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- West Virginia's Top 25 streak ends at 13

Total Appearances:
- Georgia ties Auburn for #13
- Louisiana Tech ties several others for #123
- Mississippi State ties Duke for #48
- Ohio State is one appearance away from #800 (would be first team to reach that number)
- Oregon State ties Penn for #64
- South Carolina ties Minnesota for #50
- Toledo ties Holy Cross for #84

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