Final 2012 AP & Coaches Top 25 Polls released

By Kevin Kelley -
Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama is the unanimous no. 1. John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The 2012 college football season is complete and the final AP Poll and USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll have been released. Alabama, the 2013 BCS Champion, is the unanimous number one in both polls.

Oregon comes in at no. 2 in both polls. Ohio State is 3rd in the AP, but is ineligible to be ranked in the Coaches Poll due to NCAA sanctions.

Notre Dame fell from first to fourth in the AP Poll, while Georgia and Texas A&M are tied for fifth.

In the Coaches Poll, Notre Dame is third followed by Georgia in fourth and Texas A&M in fifth. The complete final 2012 polls are listed below.

AP Poll (2012 Final Rankings)

1. Alabama (59) 13-1
2. Oregon 12-1
3. Ohio State 12-0
4. Notre Dame 12-1
5. Georgia 12-2
5. Texas A&M 11-2
7. Stanford 12-2
8. South Carolina 11-2
9. Florida 11-2
10. Florida State 12-2
11. Clemson 11-2
12. Kansas State 11-2
13. Louisville 11-2
14. LSU 10-3
15. Oklahoma 10-3
16. Utah State 11-2
17. Northwestern 10-3
18. Boise State 11-2
19. Texas 9-4
20. Oregon State 9-4
21. San Jose State 11-2
22. Northern Illinois 12-2
23. Vanderbilt 9-4
24. Michigan 8-5
25. Nebraska 10-4

Dropped from rankings: Kent State, UCLA

Others receiving votes: Baylor 95, Penn State 90, Cincinnati 78, Oklahoma State 42, Tulsa 34, UCLA 31, Arkansas State 28, UCF 9, TCU 9, Wisconsin 6, North Dakota State 1

Coaches Poll (2012 Final Rankings)

1. Alabama (56) 13-1
2. Oregon 12-1
3. Notre Dame 12-1
4. Georgia 12-2
5. Texas A&M 11-2
6. Stanford 12-2
7. South Carolina 11-2
8. Florida State 12-2
9. Clemson 11-2
10. Florida 11-2
11. Kansas State 11-2
12. LSU 10-3
13. Louisville 11-2
14. Boise State 11-2
15. Oklahoma 10-3
16. Northwestern 10-3
17. Utah State 11-2
18. Texas 9-4
19. Oregon State 9-4
20. Vanderbilt 9-4
21. San Jose State 11-2
22. Cincinnati 10-3
23. Nebraska 10-4
24. Northern Illinois 12-2
25. Tulsa 11-3

Dropped from rankings: Michigan, UCLA, Wisconsin

Others receiving votes: Michigan 101, UCLA 75, Baylor 52, Oklahoma State 36, Wisconsin 18, UCF 15, Arkansas State 13, Arizona State 10, Rutgers 9, Kent State 5, Louisiana Tech 2, Arizona 1, Ohio 1

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8 Comments to Final 2012 AP & Coaches Top 25 Polls released

  1. Jinzo said....

    16. Utah State
    21. San Jose State

    The WAC went out like true champions!

    Long live the WAC!

    January 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm
  2. Herandos said....

    North Dakota State still gets one vote. ;-)

    January 8, 2013 at 5:52 pm
  3. Evan said....

    Why is ND #3??? Georgia should be ranked ahead of them.

    January 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm
  4. David said....

    Why is Notre Dame ever ranked where they are. I guess old habits die hard for the old timers…

    January 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm
  5. paul andahl said....

    Notre Dame should had been #14 right behide Lousville. Nebraska # 15.

    January 9, 2013 at 8:02 pm

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