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2012 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L PTS CP Last Week
1 < 6 USC (25) Pac-12 0-0 1445 *3 DNP
2 < 1 Alabama (17) SEC 0-0 1411 *2 DNP
3 < 2 LSU (16) SEC 0-0 1402 *1 DNP
4 < 16 Oklahoma (1) Big 12 0-0 1286 4 DNP
5 < 4 Oregon Pac-12 0-0 1274 5 DNP
6 < 19 Georgia SEC 0-0 1107 6 DNP
7 < 23 Florida State ACC 0-0 1093 7 DNP
8 < 12 Michigan (1) Big Ten 0-0 1000 8 DNP
9 < 9 South Carolina SEC 0-0 994 9 DNP
10 < 5 Arkansas SEC 0-0 963 10 DNP
11 < 17 West Virginia Big 12 0-0 856 11 DNP
12 < 10 Wisconsin Big Ten 0-0 838 12 DNP
13 < 11 Michigan State Big Ten 0-0 742 13 DNP
14 < 22 Clemson ACC 0-0 615 14 DNP
15 < NR Texas Big 12 0-0 569 15 DNP
16 < 21 Virginia Tech ACC 0-0 548 20 DNP
17 < 24 Nebraska Big Ten 0-0 485 16 DNP
18 < NR Ohio State Big Ten 0-0 474 NR DNP
19 < 3 Oklahoma State Big 12 0-0 430 19 DNP
20 < 14 TCU Big 12 0-0 397 17 DNP
21 < 7 Stanford Pac-12 0-0 383 18 DNP
22 < 15 Kansas State Big 12 0-0 300 21 DNP
23 < NR Florida SEC 0-0 214 23 DNP
24 < 8 Boise State MWC 0-0 212 22 DNP
25 < NR Louisville Big East 0-0 105 RV DNP
RV < NR Notre Dame Ind 0-0 83 24 DNP
RV < NR Washington Pac-12 0-0 55 RV DNP
RV < NR Auburn SEC 0-0 53 25 DNP
RV < NR North Carolina ACC 0-0 32 NR DNP
RV < NR Utah Pac-12 0-0 30 RV DNP
RV < NR Georgia Tech ACC 0-0 25 RV DNP
RV < NR BYU Ind 0-0 22 RV DNP
RV < NR Tennessee SEC 0-0 15 RV DNP
RV < NR South Florida Big East 0-0 11 RV DNP
RV < 13 Baylor Big 12 0-0 9 RV DNP
RV < NR Texas A&M SEC 0-0 5 RV DNP
RV < NR UCF C-USA 0-0 4 RV DNP
RV < 25 Cincinnati Big East 0-0 3 RV DNP
RV < NR Missouri SEC 0-0 3 RV DNP
RV < NR NC State ACC 0-0 3 RV DNP
RV < 18 Houston C-USA 0-0 1 RV DNP
RV < NR Louisiana Tech WAC 0-0 1 RV DNP
RV < NR Mississippi State SEC 0-0 1 RV DNP
RV < NR Northern Illinois MAC 0-0 1 RV DNP
NR < NR Florida International Sun Belt 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Rutgers (NJ) Big East 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < 20 Southern Miss C-USA 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Texas Tech Big 12 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Virginia ACC 0-0 0 RV DNP

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- 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)

Weekly Streaks:
- 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

Preseason Streaks:
- Oregon's preseason streak reaches 5

Season Streaks:
- 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

Total Appearances:
- Boise State ties Kansas for #61
- Louisville ties Oregon State for #64
- South Carolina ties NC State for #53
- Texas ties Nebraska for #6

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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  • Clicking on the points will display the voter detail for that team (this is a beta test depending on the accuracy and accessibility of the data from the AP's website).
  • 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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