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November 11, 2012 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP BCS Last Week
1 < 2 Oregon (45) Pac-12 10-0 1485 *1 2 W 59-17 A California
2 < 3 Kansas State (14) Big 12 10-0 1451 *2 1 W 23-10 A TCU
3 < 4 Notre Dame (1) Ind 10-0 1382 *3 3 W 21-6 A Boston College
4 < 1 Alabama SEC 9-1 1259 5 4 L 29-24 H #15 Texas A&M
5 < 5 Georgia SEC 9-1 1223 4 5 W 38-0 A Auburn
6 < 5 Ohio State Big Ten 10-0 1212 NR NR DNP
7 < 7 Florida SEC 9-1 1089 7 6 W 27-20 H Louisiana-Lafayette
8 < 9 LSU SEC 8-2 1046 8 7 W 37-17 H #22 Mississippi State
9 < 15 Texas A&M SEC 8-2 1031 10 8 W 29-24 A #1 Alabama
10 < 8 Florida State ACC 9-1 1024 6 10 W 28-22 A Virginia Tech
11 < 10 Clemson ACC 9-1 907 9 11 W 45-10 H Maryland
12 < 12 South Carolina SEC 8-2 848 11 9 W 38-20 H Arkansas
13 < 14 Oklahoma Big 12 7-2 798 12 12 W 42-34 H Baylor
14 < 16 Stanford Pac-12 8-2 766 13 13 W 27-23 H #13 Oregon State
15 < 13 Oregon State Pac-12 7-2 556 17 16 L 27-23 A #16 Stanford
16 < 18 Nebraska Big Ten 8-2 549 14 14 W 32-23 H Penn State
17 < 17 UCLA Pac-12 8-2 541 16 17 W 44-36 A Washington State
18 < 19 Texas Big 12 8-2 496 15 15 W 33-7 H Iowa State
19 < 19 Louisiana Tech WAC 9-1 374 19 20 W 62-55 A Texas State
20 < 11 Louisville Big East 9-1 322 18 19 L 45-26 A Syracuse
21 < 21 USC Pac-12 7-3 297 21 18 W 38-17 H Arizona State
22 < 24 Rutgers Big East 8-1 179 20 22 W 28-7 H Army
23 < NR Michigan Big Ten 7-3 135 23 21 W 38-31 (1OT) H Northwestern
23 < 25 Texas Tech Big 12 7-3 135 25 23 W 41-34 (2OT) H Kansas
25 < NR Kent State MAC 9-1 93 RV NR W 48-32 A Miami (OH)
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 6-3 79 24 24 W 55-34 H West Virginia
RV < NR Northern Illinois MAC 9-1 77 RV NR DNP
RV < 22 Mississippi State SEC 7-3 48 RV NR L 37-17 A #9 LSU
RV < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 7-3 26 RV NR W 62-14 A Indiana
RV < NR UCF C-USA 8-2 16 RV NR W 31-24 A UTEP
RV < NR Boise State MWC 8-2 14 22 NR W 49-14 A Hawaii
RV < NR Arizona Pac-12 6-4 6 NR NR W 56-31 H Colorado
RV < NR Cincinnati Big East 7-2 6 RV NR W 34-10 A Temple
RV < NR Fresno State MWC 8-3 6 RV NR W 52-36 A Nevada
RV < NR TCU Big 12 6-4 5 NR NR L 23-10 H #3 Kansas State
RV < NR San Jose State WAC 8-2 4 NR NR W 47-7 A New Mexico State
RV < NR Tulsa C-USA 8-2 4 RV NR W 41-7 A Houston
RV < NR Utah State WAC 8-2 4 RV NR DNP
RV < NR San Diego State MWC 8-3 3 RV NR W 28-9 H Air Force
RV < NR Northwestern Big Ten 7-3 2 RV NR L 38-31 (1OT) A Michigan
RV < 23 Toledo MAC 8-2 1 NR NR L 34-27 H Ball State
RV < NR Washington Pac-12 6-4 1 RV 25 W 34-15 H Utah
NR < NR Middle Tennessee Sun Belt 6-3 0 RV NR DNP

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 7.5 6496
Pac-12 5 13.6 3645
Big 12 4 14.0 2880
Big Ten 3 15.0 1896
ACC 2 10.5 1931
Big East 2 21.0 501
Ind 1 3.0 1382
WAC 1 19.0 374
MAC 1 25.0 93

Milestones

Last Appearances:
- Kent State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 11/5/1973 poll (632 polls)
- Oregon makes first appearance at #1 since the 11/28/2010 poll (29 polls)
- Texas A&M makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 9/18/2011 poll (23 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Alabama's #1 streak ends at 10
- LSU's Top 25 streak reaches 60
- USC's Top 25 streak reaches 20

Total Appearances:
- Kent State ties several others for #139
- Louisiana Tech ties several others for #120
- Ohio State reaches 800 total appearances (first team to reach that number)
- Oregon and Stanford tie North Carolina for #34
- Rutgers ties Dartmouth for #86
- South Carolina ties Duke and Mississippi State for #48

Notes

  • * = Received first place votes (non-AP rankings); Hold the mouse cursor over these rankings to see the first place votes (where available) in a tooltip (for browsers that support tooltips)
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  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.