2012 Preseason AP Football Poll
- Florida makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/2/2011 poll (10 polls)
- Florida State makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 9/11/2011 poll (13 polls)
- Georgia makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 10/26/2008 poll (55 polls)
- Louisville makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/16/2007 poll (77 polls)
- Michigan makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 2007 preseason poll (80 polls)
- Ohio State makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 9/11/2011 poll (13 polls)
- USC makes first appearance at #1 since the 9/21/2008 poll (60 polls)
- Boise State's Top 10 streak ends at 46
- Georgia's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Houston's Top 25 streak ends at 10
- Oklahoma State's Top 10 streak ends at 16
- Stanford's Top 10 streak ends at 23
- Oregon's preseason streak reaches 5
- Ohio State's streak reaches 45 seasons (ties Alabama for #1)
- Oklahoma State's streak reaches 5 seasons
- Oregon's streak reaches 15 seasons
- Virginia Tech's streak reaches 20 seasons
- Boise State ties Kansas for #61
- Louisville ties Oregon State for #64
- South Carolina ties NC State for #53
- Texas ties Nebraska for #6
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- Regular season polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-67 had 10 teams (except for the 1961 final poll which had 20), 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.
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