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The 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season, play of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level, will begin in late summer 2012.

Rule changesEdit

The NCAA Rules Committee approved the following rule changes for the 2012 season (mainly for safety reasons):

  • Kickoffs will be moved up to the 35 yard line from the 30, mirroring a similar change by the NFL in the 2011 season and rescinding a rule change made in the 2007 season.
  • The kicking team will only have a five yard running head start on kickoffs, again mirroring the NFL changes in 2011.
  • Touchbacks will move from the 20 yard line to the 25 yard line only on kickoffs and free kicks after a safety. Touchbacks on punts rolling into the end zone or fumbles into the end zone will remain at the 20-yard line.
  • Players will be forbidden to leap over other players when blocking punts.
  • Players who lose their helmets during a play (except when caused by fouls such as grabbing the facemask) will have to leave the field for one play.
  • Offensive players in the tackle box at the snap who are not in motion are allowed to block below the waist legally without restriction. All other players are restricted from blocking below the waist with some exceptions (i.e. blocking straight-on), modifying a rule change from the 2011 season.[1]

Conference realignmentEdit

Membership changesEdit

Includes schools transitioning to FBS.

School Former Conference New Conference
Fresno State Bulldogs WAC Mountain West
Hawaiʻi Warriors WAC Mountain West (Big West in other sports)
Massachusetts Minutemen CAA (football only) MAC (football only)
Missouri Tigers Big 12 SEC
Nevada Wolf Pack WAC Mountain West
South Alabama Jaguars FCS Independent (football only) Sun Belt (full member)
TCU Horned Frogs Mountain West Big 12
Temple Owls MAC (football only) Big East (football only in 2012; all sports in 2013)
Texas A&M Aggies Big 12 SEC
Texas State Bobcats Southland WAC
UTSA Roadrunners Southland WAC
West Virginia Mountaineers Big East Big 12 [2]

Teams transitioning to FBSEdit

RecordsEdit

New, expanded, renovated, and temporary stadiumsEdit

Renovated stadiumsEdit

Temporary stadiumsEdit

Conference standingsEdit

2012 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#10 Florida State xy   7 1         12 2  
#11 Clemson x   7 1         11 2  
NC State   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Maryland   2 6         4 8  
Boston College   1 7         2 10  
Coastal
North Carolina* x   5 3         8 4  
Miami* x   5 3         7 5  
Georgia Tech xy   5 3         7 7  
Virginia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Duke   3 5         6 7  
Virginia   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Florida State 21, Georgia Tech 15
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • North Carolina ineligible for championship and postseason due to NCAA sanctions. Miami ineligible for championship and postseason due to a self-imposed postseason ban.
    As of January 8, 2013 • Rankings from AP Poll
2012 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Kansas State §   8 1         11 2  
#12 Oklahoma §   8 1         10 3  
Texas   5 4         9 4  
Oklahoma State   5 4         8 5  
Baylor   4 5         8 5  
TCU   4 5         7 6  
Texas Tech   4 5         8 5  
West Virginia   4 5         7 6  
Iowa State   3 6         6 7  
Kansas   0 9         1 11  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions
As of January 5, 2013 • Rankings from AP Poll
2012 Big East football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#22 Louisville §   5 2         11 2  
Cincinnati §   5 2         10 3  
Rutgers §   5 2         9 4  
Syracuse §   5 2         8 5  
Pittsburgh   3 4         6 7  
Connecticut   2 5         5 7  
Temple   2 5         4 7  
South Florida   1 6         3 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions
As of January 5, 2013 • Rankings from AP Poll
2012 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Legends
#25 Nebraska xy   7 1         10 4  
#24 Michigan   6 2         8 5  
#17 Northwestern   5 3         10 3  
Michigan State   3 5         7 6  
Minnesota   2 6         6 7  
Iowa   2 6         4 8  
Leaders
#3 Ohio State* x   8 0         12 0  
Penn State*   6 2         8 4  
Wisconsin y   4 4         8 6  
Purdue   3 5         6 7  
Indiana   2 6         4 8  
Illinois   0 8         2 10  
Championship: Wisconsin 70, Nebraska 31
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Ohio State and Penn State ineligible for conference championship game and post-season bowl games due to NCAA sanctions
    As of January 8, 2013 • Rankings from AP Poll
2012 Conference USA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
East Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Marshall   0 0         0 0  
Memphis   0 0         0 0  
Southern Miss   0 0         0 0  
UAB   0 0         0 0  
UCF   0 0         0 0  
West
Houston   0 0         0 0  
Rice   0 0         0 0  
SMU   0 0         0 0  
Tulane   0 0         0 0  
Tulsa   0 0         0 0  
UTEP   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 1, 2012
Rankings from AP Poll
2012 Division I FBS independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
BYU               8 5  
Navy               8 5  
Army               2 10  
No. 4 Notre Dame             0* 0  
‡ – BCS at-large representative
  • *All wins and national championship appearance for Notre Dame (12–1) in the 2012 season are vacated
    As of January 7, 2013 • Rankings from AP Poll
2012 Mid-American Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
#25 Kent State xy   8 0         11 3  
Bowling Green   6 2         8 5  
Ohio   4 4         9 4  
Buffalo   3 5         4 8  
Miami   3 5         4 8  
Massachusetts*   1 7         1 11  
Akron   0 8         1 11  
West
#16 Northern Illinois xy   8 0         12 2  
Toledo   6 2         9 4  
Ball State   6 2         9 4  
Central Michigan   4 4         7 6  
Western Michigan   2 6         4 8  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Northern Illinois 44, Kent State 37
† – Conference champion and BCS representative as top
000non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Not eligible for conference title or bowl game as part of FBS transition
    As of January 1, 2013 • Rankings from AP Poll
2012 Mountain West Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#18 Boise State §   7 1         11 2  
Fresno State §   7 1         9 4  
San Diego State §   7 1         9 4  
Air Force   5 3         6 7  
Nevada   4 4         7 6  
Wyoming   3 5         4 8  
Colorado State   3 5         4 8  
UNLV   2 6         2 11  
New Mexico   1 7         4 9  
Hawaiʻi   1 7         3 9  
§ – Conference co-champions
As of December 29, 2012 • Rankings from AP Poll
2012 Pacific-12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
California   0 0         0 0  
Oregon   0 0         0 0  
Oregon State   0 0         0 0  
Stanford   0 0         0 0  
Washington   0 0         0 0  
Washington State   0 0         0 0  
South
Arizona   0 0         0 0  
Arizona State   0 0         0 0  
Colorado   0 0         0 0  
UCLA   0 0         0 0  
USC   0 0         0 0  
Utah   0 0         0 0  
Championship: November 30, 2012
Rankings from AP Poll
2012 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
Florida   0 0         0 0  
Georgia   0 0         0 0  
Kentucky   0 0         0 0  
Missouri   0 0         0 0  
South Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Tennessee   0 0         0 0  
Vanderbilt   0 0         0 0  
Western Division
Alabama   0 0         0 0  
Arkansas   0 0         0 0  
Auburn   0 0         0 0  
LSU   0 0         0 0  
Mississippi State   0 0         0 0  
Ole Miss   0 0         0 0  
Texas A&M   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 1, 2012
Rankings from AP Poll
2012 Sun Belt football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Arkansas State   7 1         9 3  
Louisiana–Lafayette   6 2         9 4  
Louisiana–Monroe   6 2         8 5  
Middle Tennessee   6 2         8 4  
WKU   4 4         7 6  
Troy   3 5         5 7  
North Texas   3 5         4 8  
Florida Atlantic   2 6         3 9  
FIU   2 6         3 9  
South Alabama*   1 7         2 11  
† – Conference champion
  • South Alabama not eligible for conference title or bowl game as part of their transition to the FBS.
    As of December 28, 2012 • Rankings from AP Poll
2012 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 16 Utah State   6 0         11 2  
No. 21 San Jose State   5 1         11 2  
Louisiana Tech   4 2         9 3  
UTSA*   3 3         8 4  
Texas State*   2 4         4 8  
Idaho   1 5         1 11  
New Mexico State   0 6         1 11  
† – Conference champion
    • Texas State and UTSA are not eligible for conference title nor bowl games as part of their transition to the FBS.
      Rankings from AP Poll

Coaching changesEdit

Preseason and in-seasonEdit

This is restricted to coaching changes that took place on or after May 1, 2012. For coaching changes that occurred earlier in 2012, see 2011 NCAA Division I FBS end-of-season coaching changes.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit


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