Three human polls and one formula ranking make up the 2013 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 2014 BCS National Championship Game on January 7, 2014, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
  Selected AP National Champion
Italics   Number of first place votes
(#-#)   Win-loss record
т Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

AP Poll[edit | edit source]

Coaches Poll[edit | edit source]

Harris Interactive Poll[edit | edit source]

BCS standings[edit | edit source]

Preseason polls[edit | edit source]

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