2012 Preseason AP Top 25 Poll Released

By Kevin Kelley -

AP PollThe 2012 preseason AP Top 25 College Football Poll has been released and the USC Trojans top the rankings. USC received 25 first place votes and 1,445 total points.

Alabama, the defending BCS National Champion, is second with 17 first place votes and 1,411 points. LSU, Oklahoma, and Oregon round out the Top 5.

The SEC and Big 12 each have six teams in the Top 25 poll. The Big Ten is second with five teams. Listed below is the full conference breakdown:

  • SEC – 6
  • Big 12 – 6
  • Big Ten – 5
  • Pac-12 – 3
  • ACC – 3
  • Big East – 1
  • MWC – 1

The complete AP Top 25 Football Poll is listed below (first place votes; total points):

1. USC (25) 1,445
2. Alabama (17) 1,411
3. LSU (16) 1,402
4. Oklahoma (1) 1,286
5. Oregon 1,274
6. Georgia 1,107
7. Florida State 1,093
8. Michigan (1) 1,000
9. South Carolina 994
10. Arkansas 963
11. West Virginia 856
12. Wisconsin 838
13. Michigan State 742
14. Clemson 615
15. Texas 569
16. Virginia Tech 548
17. Nebraska 485
18. Ohio State 474
19. Oklahoma State 430
20. TCU 397
21. Stanford 383
22. Kansas State 300
23. Florida 214
24. Boise State 212
25. Louisville 105

Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 83, Washington 55, Auburn 53, North Carolina 32, Utah 30, Georgia Tech 25, BYU 22, Tennessee 15, South Florida 11, Baylor 9, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Cincinnati 3, Missouri 3, N.C. State 3, Houston 1, Louisiana Tech 1, Mississippi St. 1, N. Illinois 1.

What do you think of the poll? Is your team ranked? Let us know in the comments below.

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31 Comments to 2012 Preseason AP Top 25 Poll Released

  1. Marcus said....

    It’s nice to see Louisville ranked. That can only help my USF Bulls and the BIG EAST in general before the influx of new members happens.

    August 18, 2012 at 10:49 am
  2. Kro said....

    Proof that there really are only five relevant conferences now: SEC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, ACC.

    August 18, 2012 at 10:55 am
  3. Gary said....

    This is the same stuff every year. No Sun Belt teams or MAC teams get considered. Nobody don’t need to watch this mess, just wait til the teams play.

    August 18, 2012 at 10:58 am
    • PNB said....

      Gary
      Northern Illinois, a MAC team, got 1 vote
      Please tell us what Sun Belt team(s) should be considered.

      August 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm
  4. connEr said....

    Alabamba ahead of LSU? And why is Oklahoma ahead of Oregon? I could see that because of how many points they each have, but seriously?

    August 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    • likeaboss said....

      Why in the hell is USC ahead of LSU? 1. LSU (30)
      2. USC (28)
      3. Alabama(2)
      4. Oregon
      5. Oklahoma
      6. Georgia
      7. Michigan
      8. Florida State
      9. Virginia Tech
      10. Arkansas
      11. South Carolina
      12. Clemson
      13. Michigan State
      14. West Virginia
      15. Wisconsin
      16. Nebraska
      17. Kansas State
      18. Stanford
      19. Texas
      20. Boise State
      21. Oklahoma State
      22. Ohio State
      23. Washington
      24. Texas Christian University
      25. Louisville

      August 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    • Kykie said....

      …because USC wouldn’t have been shutout in the BCS championship game.

      August 18, 2012 at 6:58 pm
  5. Mike said....

    Houston is way overrated at #41.

    August 18, 2012 at 2:03 pm
  6. connEr said....

    Unlike most people, even though I hate USC, I could really see them at #1 and win a National Championship. Most likely against LSU.

    August 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    • likeaboss said....

      USC will lose to oregon twice because matt barkley will get injerd in the first game.

      August 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm
  7. Anonymous said....

    likeaboss is waaaaaaaaaaaay over rated!

    August 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm
  8. Jerry said....

    I’m for anyone who plays the SEC. Yeah I’m a hater. Its time for some new blood.

    August 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm
  9. Nick said....

    2011 – Florida 7-6. Ranked 23rd. Proof that they blow the SEC’s cock!

    August 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm
    • PNB said....

      2011 Louisville 7-6 ranked 25th
      2011 Washington 7-6 ranked 23rd
      2011 Texas 8-5 ranked 19th

      2011 was last year this is 2012 rankings

      What is your point?

      August 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm
    • PNB said....

      sorry I was using the coaching poll UDub is 27 in the AP poll and Texas is 15th

      still what is your point Gary

      August 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    • Nick said....

      Mississipi St and Texas A&M get a vote…. thats BS.

      August 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm
  10. Jinzo said....

    Louisiana Tech only got a single vote?

    Georgia is ranked 6th? Cripes,SJSU would be ranked 6th if they played a fluffy schedule like the Dawgs do….

    August 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm
    • PNB said....

      so San Jose play Auburn, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Vanderbilt……
      You really want to argue that Utah State, UTSA, Texas State, Idaho and New Mexico State match up?
      I hate Uga but damn Jinzo get real

      August 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm
    • PNB said....

      sorry Jinzo have you ever watched college football? San Jose State is equal to the University of Georgia? In what?

      August 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm
  11. PNB said....

    with your logic Jinzo Kentucky is #1…they play Florida, Georgis, Vanderbilt, Missouri….should I go on are do you get the point? You have no CLUE

    August 18, 2012 at 11:39 pm
    • PNB said....

      Georgia….too much scotch but at least I can admit it and not say San Jose State is in the same league with Georgia. They are not in the same league with Troy or UAB!

      August 18, 2012 at 11:42 pm
  12. Darktick said....

    Hate seeing my TCU team at 20 here but they got it right with USC #1 they will stay that way all year n win the title. They have too much talent on that team.

    August 19, 2012 at 1:17 am
  13. gcdbfv said....

    Where is Virginia. they deserve to be in the 25? They should take Boise States place because they only play little colleges

    August 19, 2012 at 7:08 am
  14. Darktick said....

    Don’t worry after the first game Boise won’t be there for long

    August 19, 2012 at 9:12 am
  15. Darktick said....

    Without Moore n his stupid luck to save Boise I see them dropping at lest 3-4 loses this year.

    August 20, 2012 at 7:24 am
  16. Anonymous said....

    In the Pac-12, everyone is all pipped up about Washington… THAT IS BS! (They are probably #26)

    August 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    • likeaboss said....

      Washington’s can score but oregon and usc will be so good this year. Sorry washington, you can keep dreaming.

      August 22, 2012 at 5:38 pm
  17. Nate said....

    Rank all the mountain West teams in the top 25 preseason. Let them beat some nobodies in non-conference (Ole’Miss, Vandy, Duke, Boston College, UTSA, South Alabama, San Jose St, Minnesota, Army), then they will beat each other in conference (where any game you lose means “that team was tough, so you should not drop far” and any game you win means “that game was tough so you should rise more”). And each year whoever comes out will be in the NC guaranteed.

    August 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm
  18. likeaboss said....

    THE SEC WILL DIE THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm

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