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November 18, 2012 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP BCS Last Week
1 < 3 Notre Dame (60) Ind 11-0 1500 *1 1 W 38-0 H Wake Forest
2 < 4 Alabama SEC 10-1 1399 *2 2 W 49-0 H Western Carolina
3 < 5 Georgia SEC 10-1 1316 *3 3 W 45-14 H Georgia Southern
4 < 6 Ohio State Big Ten 11-0 1292 NR NR W 21-14 (1OT) A Wisconsin
5 < 1 Oregon Pac-12 10-1 1246 4 5 L 17-14 (1OT) H #14 Stanford
6 < 7 Florida SEC 10-1 1171 6 4 W 23-0 H Jacksonville State
7 < 2 Kansas State Big 12 10-1 1064 8 6 L 52-24 A Baylor
8 < 8 LSU SEC 9-2 1048 7 7 W 41-35 H Mississippi
9 < 9 Texas A&M SEC 9-2 1028 10 9 W 47-28 H Sam Houston State
10 < 10 Florida State ACC 10-1 1026 5 10 W 41-14 A Maryland
11 < 14 Stanford Pac-12 9-2 991 11 8 W 17-14 (1OT) A #1 Oregon
12 < 11 Clemson ACC 10-1 874 9 11 W 62-48 H NC State
13 < 12 South Carolina SEC 9-2 795 12 12 W 24-7 H Wofford
14 < 13 Oklahoma Big 12 8-2 734 13 13 W 50-49 A West Virginia
15 < 17 UCLA Pac-12 9-2 624 16 17 W 38-28 H #21 USC
16 < 15 Oregon State Pac-12 8-2 599 17 15 W 62-14 H California
17 < 16 Nebraska Big Ten 9-2 559 14 14 W 38-14 H Minnesota
18 < 18 Texas Big 12 8-2 498 15 16 DNP
19 < 20 Louisville Big East 9-1 362 18 20 DNP
20 < 23 Michigan Big Ten 8-3 282 20 19 W 42-17 H Iowa
21 < 22 Rutgers Big East 9-1 265 19 18 W 10-3 A Cincinnati
22 < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 7-3 240 21 21 W 59-21 H #23 Texas Tech
23 < 25 Kent State MAC 10-1 155 25 23 W 31-24 A Bowling Green
24 < NR Northern Illinois MAC 10-1 144 23 NR W 31-24 H Toledo
25 < NR Mississippi State SEC 8-3 82 24 NR W 45-14 H Arkansas
25 < NR Utah State WAC 9-2 82 RV NR W 48-41 (1OT) A #19 Louisiana Tech
RV < NR Boise State MWC 9-2 20 22 22 W 42-14 H Colorado State
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 8-3 20 RV NR W 23-20 A Michigan State
RV < NR Washington Pac-12 7-4 20 RV 25 W 38-3 A Colorado
RV < NR Arizona Pac-12 7-4 13 RV 24 W 34-24 A Utah
RV < 21 USC Pac-12 7-4 12 RV NR L 38-28 A #17 UCLA
RV < NR Tulsa C-USA 9-2 10 RV NR W 23-21 H UCF
RV < NR San Jose State WAC 9-2 8 RV NR W 20-14 H BYU
RV < NR Fresno State MWC 8-3 7 RV NR DNP
RV < 19 Louisiana Tech WAC 9-2 4 RV NR L 48-41 (1OT) H Utah State
RV < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 7-4 4 RV NR L 21-14 (1OT) H #6 Ohio State
RV < NR San Diego State MWC 8-3 2 RV NR DNP
RV < NR Baylor Big 12 5-5 1 NR NR W 52-24 H #2 Kansas State
RV < NR Iowa State Big 12 6-5 1 NR NR W 51-23 A Kansas
RV < NR TCU Big 12 6-4 1 NR NR DNP
RV < NR Vanderbilt SEC 7-4 1 RV NR W 41-18 H Tennessee
NR < NR Arkansas State Sun Belt 8-3 0 RV NR W 41-34 A Troy
NR < NR Cincinnati Big East 7-3 0 RV NR L 10-3 H #22 Rutgers
NR < NR Middle Tennessee Sun Belt 7-3 0 RV NR W 20-12 A South Alabama
NR < NR Syracuse Big East 6-5 0 NR NR W 31-27 A Missouri
NR < 23 Texas Tech Big 12 7-4 0 RV NR L 59-21 A Oklahoma State

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 7 9.4 6839
Pac-12 4 11.8 3460
Big 12 4 15.3 2536
Big Ten 3 13.7 2133
ACC 2 11.0 1900
Big East 2 20.0 627
MAC 2 23.5 299
Ind 1 1.0 1500
WAC 1 25.0 82

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Northern Illinois makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/28/2010 poll (30 polls)
- Notre Dame makes first appearance at #1 since the 11/16/1993 poll (317 polls)
- Oklahoma State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/4/2012 poll (10 polls)
- Utah State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 1961 poll (790 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Alabama's Top 10 streak reaches 30
- LSU's Top 10 streak reaches 30
- USC's Top 25 streak ends at 20

Total Appearances:
- Kent State ties several others for #132
- Mississippi State and South Carolina tie SMU for #47
- Northern Illinois ties Ball State and Randolph Field for #109
- Utah State ties Hardin-Simmons for #130

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.