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Three human polls and one formula ranking make up the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) football rankings, in addition to various publications' preseason polls. Unlike most sports, college football's governing body, the NCAA, does not bestow a national championship title. That title is bestowed by one or more of four different polling agencies. There are two main weekly polls that begin in the preseason—the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll. Two additional polls are released midway through the season; the Harris Interactive Poll is released after the sixth week of the season, and the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings are released after the seventh week. The Harris Poll and Coaches Poll are factors in the BCS standings. At the end of the season, on Sunday, December 2, 2012, the BCS standings determine who plays in the BCS bowl games as well as the 2013 BCS National Championship Game on January 7, 2013, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.


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Italics   Number of first place votes
(#-#)   Win-loss record
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AP PollEdit

Preseason
Aug 18
Week 1
Sep 4
Week 2
Sep 9
Week 3
Sep 16
Week 4
Sep 23
Week 5
Sep 30
Week 6
Oct 7
Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14
Dec 2
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 8
1. USC (25) Alabama (1–0) (45) Alabama (48) (2–0) Alabama (58) (3–0) Alabama (59) (4–0) Alabama (60) (5–0) Alabama (60) (5–0) Alabama (6–0) (60) Alabama (7–0) (59) Alabama (8–0) (60) Alabama (9–0) (60) Oregon (10–0) (45) Notre Dame (11–0) (60) Notre Dame (12–0) (60) Notre Dame (12–0) (60) Alabama (13–1) (59) 1.
2. Alabama (17) USC (1–0) (11) USC (8) (2–0) LSU (2) (3–0) Oregon (4–0) Oregon (5–0) Oregon (6–0) Oregon (6–0) Oregon (7–0) Oregon (8–0) Oregon (9–0) Kansas State (10–0) (14) Alabama (10–1) Alabama (11–1) Alabama (12–1) Oregon (12–1) 2.
3. LSU (16) LSU (1–0) (4) LSU (4) (2–0) Oregon (3–0) LSU (1) (5–0) Florida State (5–0) South Carolina (6–0) Florida (6–0) Florida (7–0) (1) Kansas State (8–0) Kansas State (9–0) Notre Dame (10–0) (1) Georgia (10–1) Georgia (11–1) Ohio State (12–0) Ohio State (12–0) 3.
4. Oklahoma (1) Oregon (1–0) Oregon (2–0) Florida State (3–0) Florida State (4–0) LSU (5–0) Florida (5–0) Kansas State (6–0) Kansas State (7–0) Notre Dame (8–0) Notre Dame (9–0) Alabama (9–1) Ohio State (11–0) Ohio State (12–0) Florida (11–1) Notre Dame (12–1) 4.
5. Oregon Oklahoma (1–0) Oklahoma (2–0) т Georgia (3–0) Georgia (4–0) Georgia (5–0) West Virginia (5–0) Notre Dame (6–0) Notre Dame (7–0) LSU (7–1) Ohio State (10–0) т Georgia (9–1) Oregon (10–1) Florida (11–1) Oregon (11–1) Georgia т (12–2) 5.
6. Georgia Florida State (1–0) Florida State (2–0) т Oklahoma (2–0) South Carolina (4–0) South Carolina (5–0) Kansas State (5–0) LSU (6–1) LSU (7–1) Ohio State (9–0) Georgia (8–1) т Ohio State (10–0) Florida (10–1) Oregon (11–1) Georgia (11–2) Texas A&M т (11–2) 6.
7. Florida State Georgia (1–0) Georgia (2–0) South Carolina (3–0) Kansas State (4–0) Kansas State (4–0) Notre Dame (5–0) Ohio State (7–0) Oregon State (6–0) Georgia (7–1) Florida (8–1) Florida (9–1) Kansas State (10–1) Kansas State (10–1) Kansas State (11–1) Stanford (12–2) 7.
8. Michigan (1) Arkansas (1–0) South Carolina (2–0) West Virginia (2–0) Stanford (3–0) West Virginia (4–0) Ohio State (6–0) Oregon State (5–0) Oklahoma (5–1) Florida (7–1) Florida State (8–1) LSU (8–2) LSU (9–2) Stanford (10–2) Stanford (11–2) South Carolina (11–2) 8.
9. South Carolina South Carolina (1–0) т West Virginia (1–0) Stanford (3–0) West Virginia (3–0) Notre Dame (4–0) LSU (5–1) South Carolina (6–1) Ohio State (8–0) Florida State (8–1) LSU (7–2) Texas A&M (8–2) Texas A&M (9–2) LSU (10–2) LSU (10–2) Florida (11–2) 9.
10. Arkansas West Virginia (1–0) т Michigan State (2–0) Clemson (3–0) Notre Dame (4–0) Florida (4–0) Oregon State (4–0) Oklahoma (4–1) USC (6–1) Clemson (7–1) Clemson (8–1) Florida State (9–1) Florida State (10–1) Texas A&M (10–2) Texas A&M (10–2) Florida State (12–2) 10.
11. West Virginia Michigan State (1–0) Clemson (2–0) Notre Dame (3–0) Florida (4–0) Texas (4–0) USC (4–1) USC (5–1) Florida State (7–1) South Carolina (7–2) Louisville (9–0) Clemson (9–1) Stanford (9–2) South Carolina (10–2) South Carolina (10–2) Clemson (11–2) 11.
12. Wisconsin Clemson (1–0) Ohio State (2–0) Texas (3–0) Texas (3–0) Ohio State (5–0) Florida State (5–1) Florida State (6–1) Georgia (6–1) Louisville (8–0) South Carolina (7–2) South Carolina (8–2) Clemson (10–1) Oklahoma (9–2) Oklahoma (10–2) Kansas State (11–2) 12.
13. Michigan State Wisconsin (1–0) Virginia Tech (2–0) USC (2–1) USC (3–1) USC (3–1) Oklahoma (3–1) Georgia (5–1) Mississippi State (7–0) Oregon State (6–1) Oregon State (7–1) Oklahoma (7–2) South Carolina (9–2) Florida State (10–2) Florida State (11–2) Louisville (11–2) 13.
14. Clemson Ohio State (1–0) Texas (2–0) Florida (3–0) Ohio State (4–0) Oregon State (3–0) Georgia (5–1) Clemson (5–1) Clemson (6–1) Oklahoma (5–2) Oklahoma (6–2) Stanford (8–2) Oklahoma (8–2) Nebraska (10–2) Clemson (10–2) LSU (10–3) 14.
15. Texas Virginia Tech (1–0) Kansas State (2–0) Kansas State (3–0) TCU (3–0) TCU (4–0) т Texas (4–1) Mississippi State (5–0) Texas Tech (6–1) Stanford (6–2) Texas A&M (7–2) Oregon State (7–2) UCLA (9–2) Clemson (10–2) Oregon State (9–3) Oklahoma (10–3) 15.
16. Virginia Tech Nebraska (1–0) TCU (1–0) Ohio State (3–0) Oklahoma (2–1) Clemson (4–1) т Clemson (5–1) Louisville (6–0) Louisville (7–0) Texas A&M (6–2) Stanford (7–2) Nebraska (8–2) Oregon State (8–2) Oregon State (8–3) Northern Illinois (12–1) Utah State (11–2) 16.
17. Nebraska Texas (1–0) Michigan (1–1) TCU (2–0) Clemson (3–1) Oklahoma (2–1) Stanford (4–1) West Virginia (5–1) South Carolina (6–2) Mississippi State (7–1) UCLA (7–2) UCLA (8–2) Nebraska (9–2) UCLA (9–3) UCLA (9–4) Northwestern (10–3) 17.
18. Ohio State Oklahoma State (1–0) Florida (2–0) Michigan (2–1) Oregon State (2–0) Stanford (3–1) Louisville (5–0) Texas Tech (5–1) Rutgers (7–0) USC (6–2) Nebraska (7–2) Texas (8–2) Texas (8–2) Kent State (11–1) Utah State (10–2) Boise State (11–2) 18.
19. Oklahoma State Michigan (0–1) Louisville (2–0) UCLA (3–0) Louisville (4–0) Louisville (5–0) Mississippi State (5–0) Rutgers (6–0) Stanford (5–2) Boise State (7–1) Louisiana Tech (8–1) т Louisiana Tech (9–1) Louisville (9–1) Northern Illinois (11–1) Michigan (8–4) Texas (9–4) 19.
20. TCU TCU (0–0) Notre Dame (2–0) Louisville (3–0) Michigan State (3–1) Mississippi State (4–0) Rutgers (5–0) Texas A&M (5–1) Michigan (5–2) Texas Tech (6–2) Texas (7–2) т Louisville (9–1) Michigan (8–3) Utah State (10–2) Boise State (10–2) Oregon State (9–4) 20.
21. Stanford Kansas State (1–0) Stanford (2–0) Michigan State (2–1) Mississippi State (4–0) Nebraska (4–1) Cincinnati (4–0) Cincinnati (5–0) Boise State (6–1) Nebraska (6–2) USC (6–3) USC (7–3) Rutgers (9–1) Michigan (8–4) Northwestern (9–3) San Jose State (11–2) 21.
22. Kansas State Notre Dame (1–0) UCLA (2–0) Arizona (3–0) Nebraska (3–1) Rutgers (4–0) Texas A&M (4–1) Stanford (4–2) Texas A&M (5–2) Louisiana Tech (7–1) Mississippi State (7–2) Rutgers (8–1) Oklahoma State (7–3) Northwestern (9–3) Louisville (10–2) Northern Illinois (12–2) 22.
23. Florida Louisville (1–0) Tennessee (2–0) Mississippi State (3–0) Rutgers (4–0) Washington (3–1) Louisiana Tech (5–0) Michigan (4–2) Ohio (7–0) West Virginia (5–2) Toledo (8–1) Michigan (7–3) т Kent State (10–1) Texas (8–3) Nebraska (10–3) Vanderbilt (9–4) 23.
24. Boise State Florida (1–0) Arizona (2–0) Boise State (1–1) Boise State (2–1) Northwestern (5–0) Boise State (4–1) Boise State (5–1) Louisiana Tech (6–1) Arizona (5–3) Rutgers (7–1) Texas Tech (7–3) т Northern Illinois (10–1) Oklahoma State (7–4) San Jose State (10–2) Michigan (8–5) 24.
25. Louisville Stanford (1–0) BYU (2–0) Nebraska (2–1) Baylor (3–0) UCLA (4–1) Michigan (3–2) Ohio (7–0) West Virginia (5–2) UCLA (6–2) Texas Tech (6–3) Kent State (9–1) Mississippi State (8–3) т
Utah State (9–2) т
Boise State (9–2) Kent State (11–2) Nebraska (10–4) 25.
Preseason
Aug 18
Week 1
Sep 4
Week 2
Sep 9
Week 3
Sep 16
Week 4
Sep 23
Week 5
Sep 30
Week 6
Oct 7
Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14
Dec 2
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 8
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Boise State
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Wisconsin
Nebraska
Oklahoma State
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Virginia Tech
Tennessee
BYU
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Arizona
Michigan
UCLA
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Michigan State
Boise State
Baylor
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TCU
Nebraska
Washington
Northwestern
UCLA
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Texas
Louisana Tech
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Cincinnati
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Rutgers
Michigan
Ohio
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Boise State
West Virginia
Arizona
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Mississippi State
Toledo
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Louisiana Tech
USC
Texas Tech
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Louisville
Rutgers
Mississippi State
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Texas
Oklahoma State
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UCLA
Kent State

Coaches PollEdit

Preseason
Aug 2
Week 1
Sep 4
Week 2
Sep 9
Week 3
Sep 16
Week 4
Sep 23
Week 5
Sep 30
Week 6
Oct 7
Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14
Dec 2
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 8
1. LSU (18) Alabama (1–0) (37) Alabama (2–0) (42) Alabama (3–0) (54) Alabama (4–0) (57) Alabama (5–0) (57) Alabama (5–0) (58) Alabama (6–0) (59) Alabama (7–0) (59) Alabama (8–0) (59) Alabama (9–0) (59) Oregon (10–0) (44) Notre Dame (11–0) (56) Notre Dame (12–0) (56) Notre Dame (12–0) (56) Alabama (13–1) (56) 1.
2. Alabama (20) USC (1–0) (14) LSU (2–0) (5) LSU (3–0) (5) Oregon (4–0) Oregon (5–0) Oregon (6–0) (1) Oregon (6–0) Oregon (7–0) Oregon (8–0) Oregon (9–0) Kansas State (10–0) (14) Alabama (10–1) (2) Alabama (11–1) (2) Alabama (12–1) (3) Oregon (12–1) 2.
3. USC (19) LSU (1–0) (7) USC (2–0) (11) Oregon (3–0) LSU (4–0) (1) LSU (5–0) (1) South Carolina (6–0) Kansas State (6–0) Florida (7–0) Kansas State (8–0) Kansas State (9–0) Notre Dame (10–0) (1) Georgia (10–1) (1) Georgia (11–1) (1) Oregon (11–1) Notre Dame (12–1) 3.
4. Oklahoma (1) Oregon (1–0) (1) Oregon (2–0) (1) Florida State (3–0) Florida State (4–0) (1) Florida State (5–0) (1) West Virginia (5–0) Florida (6–0) Kansas State (7–0) Notre Dame (8–0) Notre Dame (9–0) Georgia (9–1) Oregon (10–1) Oregon (11–1) Florida (11–1) Georgia (12–2) 4.
5. Oregon Oklahoma (1–0) Oklahoma (2–0) Oklahoma (2–0) Georgia (4–0) Georgia (5–0) Kansas State (5–0) Notre Dame (6–0) Notre Dame (7–0) LSU (7–1) Georgia (8–1) Alabama (9–1) Florida State (10–1) Florida (11–1) Georgia (11–2) Texas A&M (11–2) 5.
6. Georgia Florida State (1–0) Florida State (2–0) Georgia (3–0) South Carolina (4–0) South Carolina (5–0) Notre Dame (5–0) LSU (6–1) LSU (7–1) Georgia (7–1) Florida State (8–1) Florida State (9–1) Florida (10–1) LSU (10–2) Kansas State (11–1) Stanford (12–2) 6.
7. Florida State (1) Georgia (1–0) Georgia (2–0) West Virginia (2–0) West Virginia (3–0) West Virginia (4–0) Florida (5–0) Oklahoma (4–1) Oklahoma (5–1) Florida State (8–1) Florida (8–1) Florida (9–1) LSU (9–2) Kansas State (10–1) LSU (10–2) South Carolina (11–2) 7.
8. Michigan West Virginia (1–0) West Virginia (1–0) South Carolina (3–0) Kansas State (4–0) Kansas State (4–0) LSU (5–1) South Carolina (6–1) USC (6–1) Florida (7–1) Clemson (8–1) LSU (8–2) Kansas State (10–1) Texas A&M (10–2) Stanford (11–2) Florida State (12–2) 8.
9. South Carolina South Carolina (1–0) South Carolina (2–0) Clemson (3–0) Stanford (3–0) Texas (4–0) USC (4–1) USC (5–1) Oregon State (6–0) Clemson (7–1) LSU (7–2) Clemson (9–1) Clemson (10–1) Stanford (10–2) Texas A&M (10–2) Clemson (11–2) 9.
10. Arkansas Arkansas (1–0) Michigan State (2–0) Texas (3–0) Texas (3–0) Notre Dame (4–0) Oklahoma (3–1) Florida State (6–1) Florida State (7–1) Louisville (8–0) Louisville (9–0) Texas A&M (8–2) Texas A&M (9–2) South Carolina (10–2) South Carolina (10–2) Florida (11–2) 10.
11. West Virginia Michigan State (1–0) Clemson (2–0) Stanford (3–0) Notre Dame (4–0) Florida (4–0) Florida State (5–1) Oregon State (5–0) Georgia (6–1) South Carolina (7–2) South Carolina (7–2) South Carolina (8–2) Stanford (9–2) Oklahoma (9–2) Oklahoma (10–2) Kansas State (11–2) 11.
12. Wisconsin Clemson (1–0) Texas (2–0) USC (2–1) Florida (4–0) USC (3–1) Georgia (5–1) Georgia (5–1) Mississippi State (7–0) Oklahoma (5–2) Oregon State (7–1) Oklahoma (7–2) South Carolina (9–2) Florida State (10–2) Florida State (11–2) LSU (10–3) 12.
13. Michigan State Wisconsin (1–0) Virginia Tech (2–0) Kansas State (3–0) USC (3–1) TCU (4–0) Clemson (5–1) Clemson (5–1) Clemson (6–1) Oregon State (6–1) Oklahoma (6–2) Stanford (8–2) Oklahoma (8–2) Nebraska (10–2) Clemson (10–2) Louisville (11–2) 13.
14. Clemson Nebraska (1–0) Kansas State (2–0) Florida (3–0) TCU (3–0) Oklahoma (2–1) Oregon State (4–0) Louisville (6–0) Louisville (7–0) Boise State (7–1) Texas A&M (7–2) Nebraska (8–2) Nebraska (9–2) Clemson (10–2) Oregon State (9–3) Boise State (11–2) 14.
15. Texas Texas (1–0) TCU (2–0) Notre Dame (3–0) Oklahoma (2–1) Clemson (4–1) Texas (4–1) West Virginia (5–1) Rutgers (7–0) Stanford (6–2) Stanford (7–2) Texas (8–2) Texas (8–2) Boise State (9–2) Boise State (10–2) Oklahoma (10–3) 15.
16. Nebraska Oklahoma State (1–0) Stanford (2–0) TCU (2–0) Clemson (3–1) Louisville (5–0) Louisville (5–0) Mississippi State (6–0) South Carolina (6–2) Texas A&M (6–2) Nebraska (7–2) UCLA (8–2) UCLA (9–2) UCLA (9–3) Northern Illinois (12–1) Northwestern (10–3) 16.
17. TCU TCU (0–0) Florida (2–0) Michigan (2–1) Louisville (4–0) Oregon State (3–0) Stanford (4–1) Rutgers (6–0) Texas Tech (6–1) USC (6–2) Texas (7–2) Oregon State (7–2) Oregon State (8–2) Oregon State (8–3) Northwestern (9–3) Utah State (11–2) 17.
18. Stanford Virginia Tech (1–0) Michigan (1–1) Louisville (3–0) Michigan State (3–1) Stanford (3–1) Mississippi State (5–0) Cincinnati (5–0) Boise State (6–1) Mississippi State (7–1) Louisiana Tech (8–1) Louisville (9–1) Louisville (9–1) Northern Illinois (11–1) Louisville (10–2) Texas (9–4) 18.
19. Oklahoma State Michigan (0–1) Notre Dame (2–0) UCLA (3–0) Mississippi State (4–0) Mississippi State (4–0) Rutgers (5–0) Texas A&M (5–1) Stanford (5–2) West Virginia (5–2) UCLA (7–2) Louisiana Tech (9–1) Rutgers (9–1) Kent State (11–1) UCLA (9–4) Oregon State (9–4) 19.
20. Virginia Tech Kansas State (1–0) Louisville (2–0) Michigan State (2–1) Nebraska (3–1) Nebraska (4–1) Cincinnati (4–0) Texas Tech (5–1) Michigan (5–2) Texas Tech (6–2) Rutgers (7–1) Rutgers (8–1) Michigan (8–3) Northwestern (9–3) Utah State (10–2) Vanderbilt (9–4) 20.
21. Kansas State Stanford (1–0) Arkansas (1–1) Arizona (3–0) Oregon State (2–0) Rutgers (4–1) Texas A&M (4–1) TCU (5–1) Texas A&M (5–2) Nebraska (6–2) Northwestern (7–2) USC (7–3) Oklahoma State (7–3) Texas (8–3) Nebraska (10–3) San Jose State (11–2) 21.
22. Boise State Notre Dame (1–0) Wisconsin (1–1) Nebraska (2–1) Oklahoma State (2–1) Northwestern (5–0) Boise State (4–1) Boise State (5–1) West Virginia (5–2) Texas (6–2) USC (6–3) Boise State (8–2) Boise State (9–2) Utah State (10–2) Michigan (8–4) Cincinnati (10–3) 22.
23. Florida Florida (1–0) UCLA (2–0) Mississippi State (3–0) Wisconsin (3–1) Cincinnati (3–0) TCU (4–1) Stanford (4–2) Ohio (7–0) Louisiana Tech (7–1) Mississippi State (7–2) Michigan (7–3) Northern Illinois (10–1) Louisville (9–2) Wisconsin (8–5) Nebraska (10–4) 23.
24. Notre Dame Louisville (1–0) Nebraska (1–1) Wisconsin (2–1) Baylor 3–0 Texas Tech (4–0) Louisiana Tech (5–0) Arizona State (5–1) Texas (5–2) Oklahoma State (5–2) Boise State (7–2) Oklahoma State (6–3) Mississippi State (8–3) Michigan (8–4) San Jose State (10–2) Northern Illinois (12–2) 24.
25. Auburn Boise State (0–1) Arizona (2–0) Oklahoma State (2–1) Rutgers (4–0) т
Virginia Tech (3–1) т
Boise State (3–1) Iowa State 4–1 Michigan (4–2) Wisconsin (6–2) Rutgers (7–1) Toledo (8–1) Texas Tech (7–3) Kent State (10–1) Rutgers (9–2) Texas (8–4) Tulsa (11–3) 25.
Preseason
Aug 2
Week 1
Sep 4
Week 2
Sep 9
Week 3
Sep 16
Week 4
Sep 23
Week 5
Sep 30
Week 6
Oct 7
Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14
Dec 2
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 8
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Oklahoma State
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Arkansas
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Michigan
UCLA
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Oklahoma State
Wisconsin
Baylor
Virginia Tech
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Nebraska
Northwestern
Texas Tech
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Texas
Louisiana Tech
Iowa State
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Cincinnati
TCU
Arizona State
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Michigan
Ohio
Wisconsin
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West Virginia
Texas Tech
Oklahoma State
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Northwestern
Mississippi State
Toledo
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Louisiana Tech
USC
Texas Tech
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Mississippi State
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Rutgers
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Michigan
Wisconsin

Harris Interactive PollEdit

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BCS standingsEdit

Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 2
1. Alabama (6–0) Alabama (7–0) Alabama (8–0) Alabama (9–0) Kansas State (10–0) Notre Dame (11–0) Notre Dame (12–0) Notre Dame (12–0) 1.
2. Florida (6–0) Florida (7–0) Kansas State (8–0) Kansas State (9–0) Oregon (10–0) Alabama (10–1) Alabama (11–1) Alabama (12–1) 2.
3. Oregon (6–0) Kansas State (7–0) Notre Dame (8–0) Oregon (9–0) Notre Dame (10–0) Georgia (10–1) Georgia (11–1) Florida (11–1) 3.
4. Kansas State (6–0) Oregon (7–0) Oregon (8–0) Notre Dame (9–0) Alabama (9–1) Florida (10–1) Florida (11–1) Oregon (11–1) 4.
5. Notre Dame (6–0) Notre Dame (7–0) LSU (7–1) Georgia (8–1) Georgia (9–1) Oregon (10–1) Oregon (11–1) Kansas State (11–1) 5.
6. LSU (6–1) LSU (7–1) Georgia (7–1) Florida (8–1) Florida (9–1) Kansas State (10–1) Kansas State (10–1) Stanford (11–2) 6.
7. South Carolina (6–1) Oregon State (6–0) Florida (7–1) LSU (7–2) LSU (8–2) LSU (9–2) LSU (10–2) Georgia (11–2) 7.
8. Oregon State (6–0) Oklahoma (5–1) South Carolina (7–2) South Carolina (7–2) Texas A&M (8–2) Stanford (9–2) Stanford (10–2) LSU (10–2) 8.
9. Oklahoma (4–1) USC (6–1) Florida State (8–1) Louisville (9–0) South Carolina (8–2) Texas A&M (9–2) Texas A&M (10–2) Texas A&M (10–2) 9.
10. USC (5–1) Georgia (6–1) Louisville (8–0) Florida State (8–1) Florida State (9–1) Florida State (10–1) South Carolina (10–2) South Carolina (10–2) 10.
11. Georgia (5–1) Mississippi State (7–0) Oregon State (6–1) Oregon State (7–1) Clemson (9–1) Clemson (10–1) Oklahoma (9–2) Oklahoma (10–2) 11.
12. Mississippi State (6–0) Florida State (7–1) Oklahoma (5–2) Oklahoma (6–2) Oklahoma (7–2) South Carolina (9–2) Nebraska (10–2) Florida State (11–2) 12.
13. West Virginia (5–1) South Carolina (6–2) Clemson (7–1) Clemson (8–1) Stanford (8–2) Oklahoma (8–2) Florida State (10–2) Oregon State (9–3) 13.
14. Florida State (6–1) Texas Tech (6–1) Stanford (6–2) Stanford (7–2) Nebraska (8–2) Nebraska (9–2) Clemson (10–2) Clemson (10–2) 14.
15. Rutgers (6–0) Rutgers (7–0) Mississippi State (7–1) Texas A&M (7–2) Texas (8–2) Oregon State (8–2) Oregon State (8–3) Northern Illinois (12–1) 15.
16. Louisville (6–0) Louisville (7–0) Texas A&M (6–2) Nebraska (7–2) Oregon State (7–2) Texas (8–2) UCLA (9–3) Nebraska (10–3) 16.
17. Texas Tech (5–1) Stanford (5–2) USC (6–2) Texas (7–2) UCLA (8–2) UCLA (9–2) Kent State (11–1) UCLA (9–4) 17.
18. Texas A&M (5–1) Clemson (6–1) Texas Tech (6–2) UCLA (7–2) USC (7–3) Rutgers (9–1) Texas (8–3) Michigan (8–4) 18.
19. Clemson (5–1) West Virginia (5–2) Boise State (7–1) USC (6–3) Louisville (9–1) Michigan (8–3) Michigan (8–4) Boise State (10–2) 19.
20. Stanford (4–2) Texas A&M (5–2) Nebraska (6–2) Louisiana Tech (8–1) Louisiana Tech (9–1) Louisville (9–1) Boise State (9–2) Northwestern (9–3) 20.
21. Cincinnati (5–0) Boise State (6–1) West Virginia (5–2) Mississippi State (7–2) Michigan (7–3) Oklahoma State (7–3) Northern Illinois (11–1) Louisville (10–2) 21.
22. Boise State (5–1) Michigan (5–2) Arizona (5–3) Texas Tech (6–3) Rutgers (8–1) Boise State (9–2) Northwestern (9–3) Utah State (10–2) 22.
23. TCU (5–1) Texas (5–2) Texas (6–2) Rutgers (7–1) Texas Tech (7–3) Kent State (10–1) Oklahoma State (7–4) Texas (8–4) 23.
24. Iowa State (4–2) Ohio (7–0) Oklahoma State (5–2) Northwestern (7–2) Oklahoma State (6–3) Arizona (7–4) Utah State (10–2) San Jose State (10–2) 24.
25. Texas (4–2) Wisconsin (6–2) Louisiana Tech (7–1) Toledo (8–1) Washington (6–4) Washington (7–4) San Jose State (10–2) Kent State (11–2) 25.
Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 2
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Cincinnati
TCU
Iowa State
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Michigan
Ohio
Wisconsin
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West Virginia
Arizona
Oklahoma State
Boise State
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Mississippi State
Toledo
Northwestern
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USC
Louisiana Tech
Texas Tech
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Louisville
Arizona
Washington
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Oklahoma State

Preseason pollsEdit

Various publications release their preseason top 25 months before the season commences.

Athlon [1] Lindy's [2] Phil Steele CCR [3] Sporting News [4] College
Football News
[5]
Sports
Illustrated
[6]
CFP Users [7] ESPN [8] Rivals.com[9] USA Today
Coaches' Poll
[10]
NationalChamps
.net[11]
1. USC LSU Florida State Virginia Tech LSU USC Alabama USC USC USC LSU LSU 1.
2. LSU USC Oklahoma Oklahoma USC LSU USC LSU LSU LSU Alabama Alabama 2.
3. Alabama Alabama LSU Michigan Alabama Alabama LSU Alabama Alabama Alabama USC USC 3.
4. Oregon Oklahoma USC USC Oklahoma Oklahoma Oregon Oklahoma Oregon Oregon Oklahoma Oregon 4.
5. Oklahoma Oregon Alabama Arkansas Virginia Tech Texas Oklahoma Oregon Oklahoma Oklahoma Oregon Oklahoma 5.
6. Ohio State Georgia Oregon Michigan State Kansas State Florida State Wisconsin Arkansas Georgia Michigan Georgia Georgia 6.
7. Michigan Michigan Texas Nebraska Florida State Michigan State South Carolina Georgia Florida State Michigan State Florida State Stanford 7.
8. Georgia Florida State Georgia Stanford Michigan Wisconsin Michigan State Michigan South Carolina South Carolina Michigan Arkansas 8.
9. Florida State Arkansas Wisconsin Florida State South Carolina Georgia Georgia Florida State Arkansas Florida State South Carolina South Carolina 9.
10. South Carolina West Virginia Florida Florida Texas Michigan West Virginia West Virginia Michigan Wisconsin Arkansas Oklahoma State 10.
11. Texas South Carolina Ohio State Oregon Oregon Oregon Florida State Oklahoma State West Virginia Arkansas West Virginia Florida State 11.
12. West Virginia Michigan State Oklahoma State West Virginia Wisconsin Oklahoma State Arkansas Wisconsin Michigan State Georgia Wisconsin West Virginia 12.
13. Arkansas Clemson North Carolina Utah Michigan State Arkansas Michigan Michigan State Kansas State Virginia Tech Michigan State Michigan 13.
14. Nebraska Ohio State Clemson Oklahoma State Georgia Texas A&M Clemson South Carolina TCU Texas Clemson Clemson 14.
15. Clemson TCU UCF South Carolina Clemson South Carolina Texas Clemson Stanford West Virginia Texas TCU 15.
16. Virginia Tech Oklahoma State Arkansas Auburn Nebraska Virginia Tech Kansas State Stanford Wisconsin Clemson Nebraska Wisconsin 16.
17. Wisconsin Wisconsin Nebraska Houston Notre Dame Missouri Stanford Virginia Tech Nebraska Stanford TCU Michigan State 17.
18. Michigan State Virginia Tech Stanford FIU Arkansas Ohio State Virginia Tech Nebraska Clemson Oklahoma State Stanford Kansas State 18.
19. Oklahoma State Texas Michigan State Ohio Washington West Virginia Nebraska Texas Virginia Tech Nebraska Oklahoma State Texas 19.
20. Notre Dame Florida South Florida BYU Utah Clemson Georgia Tech TCU Ohio State Utah Virginia Tech Virginia Tech 20.
21. Stanford Stanford Notre Dame Wisconsin Georgia Florida TCU Kansas State Oklahoma State Ohio State Kansas State Ohio State 21.
22. TCU Kansas State Michigan Louisville Ohio State Stanford Ohio State Ohio State Texas TCU Boise State Nebraska 22.
23. Louisville Louisville South Carolina Kansas State Cincinnati North Carolina Boise State Boise State Boise State Georgia Tech Florida Auburn 23.
24. Boise State Boise State Virginia Tech Cincinnati West Virginia TCU Auburn Florida Notre Dame Boise State Notre Dame Florida 24.
25. Washington Nebraska West Virginia Texas Florida Mississippi State NC State Notre Dame Florida Florida Auburn Baylor 25.
Athlon Lindy's Phil Steele CCR Sporting News College
Football News
Sports
Illustrated
CFP Users ESPN Rivals.com USA Today
Coaches' Poll
NationalChamps
.net

ReferencesEdit

  1. "COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2012 PRESEASON TOP 25". athlonsports.com. http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/top-25. Retrieved June 15, 2012.
  2. "Lindy’s 2012 College Football Preview". theaccreport.com. http://theaccreport.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/lindys-2012-college-football-preview/. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  3. "CCR Top 124". collegefootballpoll.com. http://www.collegefootballpoll.com/past_season_2012_pre_season_congrove_rankings.html. Retrieved August 27, 2012.
  4. "College football preseason Top 25: Sporting News' take on the best". aol.com. http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2012-07-30/college-football-preseason-top-25-rankings-sporting-news-lsu-alabama-usc. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  5. "CollegeFootballNews.com Preview 2012". College Football News. August 27, 2012. http://cfn.scout.com/2/1212800.html. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  6. "SI's 2012 Preseason Top 25". si.com. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/ncaa/08/15/preseason-top-25-alabama-usc-lsu/index.html?sct=cf_t11_a6. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  7. "CFP Users Poll". collegefootballpoll.com. http://www.collegefootballpoll.com/cfpusers.php. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  8. "'College Football Live': 2012 Top 25". espn.com. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7871848/college-football-live-preseason-top-25.
  9. Huguenin, Mike (August 16, 2012). "Team countdown: No. 1 USC". Yahoo!Sports. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaaf--fbc-countdown-team-1-usc-preview.html;_ylt=AngtI2tCN4r7cuH3uGRyxTkLcykA;_ylu=X3oDMTFpanR0anI4BG1pdANCbG9nIEluZGV4IGJ5IEF1dGhvcgRwb3MDNTUEc2VjA01lZGlhQmxvZ0luZGV4;_ylg=X3oDMTFrODdzYXZuBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANhdXRob3IEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnM-;_ylv=3. Retrieved September 4, 2012. Preseason poll by Rivals was a series of articles counting down the preseason top 25.
  10. "LSU edges Alabama, USC for No. 1 in USA TODAY Sports poll". USAToday. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/coaches-poll. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  11. "2012 College Football Preview". nationalchamps.net. http://www.nationalchamps.net/2012/earlybird/index.htm. Retrieved June 16, 2012.


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