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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

 

10-2

 

1445

 

*3

 

DNP

2

  <  1

 

Alabama (17)

 

SEC

 

12-1

 

1411

 

*2

 

DNP

3

  <  2

 

LSU (16)

 

SEC

 

13-1

 

1402

 

*1

 

DNP

4

  <  16

 

Oklahoma (1)

 

Big 12

 

10-3

 

1286

 

4

 

DNP

5

  <  4

 

Oregon

 

Pac-12

 

12-2

 

1274

 

5

 

DNP

6

  <  19

 

Georgia

 

SEC

 

10-4

 

1107

 

6

 

DNP

7

  <  23

 

Florida State

 

ACC

 

9-4

 

1093

 

7

 

DNP

8

  <  12

 

Michigan (1)

 

Big Ten

 

11-2

 

1000

 

8

 

DNP

9

  <  9

 

South Carolina

 

SEC

 

11-2

 

994

 

9

 

DNP

10

  <  5

 

Arkansas

 

SEC

 

11-2

 

963

 

10

 

DNP

11

  <  17

 

West Virginia

 

Big 12

 

10-3

 

856

 

11

 

DNP

12

  <  10

 

Wisconsin

 

Big Ten

 

11-3

 

838

 

12

 

DNP

13

  <  11

 

Michigan State

 

Big Ten

 

11-3

 

742

 

13

 

DNP

14

  <  22

 

Clemson

 

ACC

 

10-4

 

615

 

14

 

DNP

15

  <  NR

 

Texas

 

Big 12

 

8-5

 

569

 

15

 

DNP

16

  <  21

 

Virginia Tech

 

ACC

 

11-3

 

548

 

20

 

DNP

17

  <  24

 

Nebraska

 

Big Ten

 

9-4

 

485

 

16

 

DNP

18

  <  NR

 

Ohio State

 

Big Ten

 

6-7

 

474

 

NR

 

DNP

19

  <  3

 

Oklahoma State

 

Big 12

 

12-1

 

430

 

19

 

DNP

20

  <  14

 

TCU

 

Big 12

 

11-2

 

397

 

17

 

DNP

21

  <  7

 

Stanford

 

Pac-12

 

10-3

 

383

 

18

 

DNP

22

  <  15

 

Kansas State

 

Big 12

 

10-3

 

300

 

21

 

DNP

23

  <  NR

 

Florida

 

SEC

 

7-6

 

214

 

23

 

DNP

24

  <  8

 

Boise State

 

MWC

 

12-1

 

212

 

22

 

DNP

25

  <  NR

 

Louisville

 

Big East

 

7-6

 

105

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

Notre Dame

 

Ind

 

8-5

 

83

 

24

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

Washington

 

Pac-12

 

7-6

 

55

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

Auburn

 

SEC

 

8-5

 

53

 

25

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

North Carolina

 

ACC

 

7-6

 

32

 

NR

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

Utah

 

Pac-12

 

8-5

 

30

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

Georgia Tech

 

ACC

 

8-5

 

25

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

BYU

 

Ind

 

10-3

 

22

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

Tennessee

 

SEC

 

5-7

 

15

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

South Florida

 

Big East

 

5-7

 

11

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  13

 

Baylor

 

Big 12

 

10-3

 

9

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

Texas A&M

 

SEC

 

7-6

 

5

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

UCF

 

C-USA

 

5-7

 

4

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  25

 

Cincinnati

 

Big East

 

10-3

 

3

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

Missouri

 

SEC

 

8-5

 

3

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

North Carolina State

 

ACC

 

8-5

 

3

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  18

 

Houston

 

C-USA

 

13-1

 

1

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

Louisiana Tech

 

WAC

 

8-5

 

1

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

Mississippi State

 

SEC

 

7-6

 

1

 

RV

 

DNP

RV

  <  NR

 

Northern Illinois

 

MAC

 

11-3

 

1

 

RV

 

DNP

NR

  <  NR

 

Florida International

 

Sun Belt

 

8-5

 

0

 

RV

 

DNP

NR

  <  NR

 

Rutgers (NJ)

 

Big East

 

9-4

 

0

 

RV

 

DNP

NR

  <  20

 

Southern Miss

 

C-USA

 

12-2

 

0

 

RV

 

DNP

NR

  <  NR

 

Texas Tech

 

Big 12

 

5-7

 

0

 

RV

 

DNP

NR

  <  NR

 

Virginia

 

ACC

 

8-5

 

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
- Hold the mouse cursor over the non-AP rankings to see the first place votes, total points, and previous rank in a tooltip (for browsers that support tooltips), where available
- * = Received first place votes (non-AP rankings)
- CP = Coaches Poll (1950 to present)
- BCS = BCS Rankings (1998 to present; starts in mid-October)
- Clicking on the team name will display the week-by-week ranking for that team.
- Regular-season polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-67 had 10 teams (except for the 1961 final poll which had 20), and 1989-present had 25 teams.
- This weekly poll data was contributed to the ESPN College Football Encyclopedia



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