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September 4, 2012 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 2 Alabama (45) SEC 1-0 1481 *1 W 41-14 N #8 Michigan (Cowboys Classic)
2 < 1 USC (11) Pac-12 1-0 1435 *2 W 49-10 H Hawaii
3 < 3 LSU (4) SEC 1-0 1382 *3 W 41-14 H North Texas
4 < 5 Oregon Pac-12 1-0 1295 *4 W 57-34 H Arkansas State
5 < 4 Oklahoma Big 12 1-0 1170 5 W 24-7 A UTEP
6 < 7 Florida State ACC 1-0 1135 6 W 69-3 H Murray State
7 < 6 Georgia SEC 1-0 1083 7 W 45-23 H Buffalo
8 < 10 Arkansas SEC 1-0 992 10 W 49-24 H Jacksonville State
9 < 9 South Carolina SEC 1-0 980 9 W 17-13 A Vanderbilt
9 < 11 West Virginia Big 12 1-0 980 8 W 69-34 H Marshall
11 < 13 Michigan State Big Ten 1-0 915 11 W 17-13 H #24 Boise State
12 < 14 Clemson ACC 1-0 788 12 W 26-19 N Auburn (Chick-fil-A Kickoff)
13 < 12 Wisconsin Big Ten 1-0 664 13 W 26-21 H Northern Iowa
14 < 18 Ohio State Big Ten 1-0 634 NR W 56-10 H Miami (OH)
15 < 16 Virginia Tech ACC 1-0 604 18 W 20-17 (1OT) H Georgia Tech
16 < 17 Nebraska Big Ten 1-0 603 14 W 49-20 H Southern Miss
17 < 15 Texas Big 12 1-0 584 15 W 37-17 H Wyoming
18 < 19 Oklahoma State Big 12 1-0 558 16 W 84-0 H Savannah State
19 < 8 Michigan Big Ten 0-1 446 19 L 41-14 N #2 Alabama (Cowboys Classic)
20 < 20 TCU Big 12 0-0 355 17 DNP
21 < 22 Kansas State Big 12 1-0 339 20 W 51-9 H Missouri State
22 < NR Notre Dame Ind 1-0 198 22 W 50-10 N Navy
23 < 25 Louisville Big East 1-0 190 24 W 32-14 H Kentucky
24 < 23 Florida SEC 1-0 145 23 W 27-14 H Bowling Green
25 < 21 Stanford Pac-12 1-0 131 21 W 20-17 H San Jose State
RV < 24 Boise State MWC 0-1 79 25 L 17-13 A #13 Michigan State
RV < NR Tennessee SEC 1-0 73 RV W 35-21 H NC State
RV < NR BYU Ind 1-0 63 RV W 30-6 H Washington State
RV < NR North Carolina ACC 1-0 48 NR W 62-0 H Elon
RV < NR Baylor Big 12 1-0 38 RV W 59-24 H SMU
RV < NR Utah Pac-12 1-0 34 RV W 41-0 H Northern Colorado
RV < NR Washington Pac-12 1-0 15 RV W 21-12 H San Diego State
RV < NR Georgia Tech ACC 0-1 14 RV L 20-17 (1OT) A #16 Virginia Tech
RV < NR Ohio MAC 1-0 10 RV W 24-14 A Penn State
RV < NR Texas State WAC 1-0 10 NR W 30-13 A Houston
RV < NR Missouri SEC 1-0 7 RV W 62-10 H Southeastern Louisiana
RV < NR South Florida Big East 1-0 5 RV W 34-13 H Chattanooga
RV < NR Texas A&M SEC 0-0 5 RV DNP
RV < NR UCF C-USA 1-0 4 RV W 56-14 A Akron
RV < NR Auburn SEC 0-1 3 RV L 26-19 N #14 Clemson (Chick-fil-A Kickoff)
RV < NR Mississippi State SEC 1-0 3 RV W 56-9 H Jackson State
RV < NR Cincinnati Big East 0-0 2 RV DNP
NR < NR Arizona Pac-12 1-0 0 RV W 24-17 (1OT) H Toledo
NR < NR Louisiana Tech WAC 0-0 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Nevada MWC 1-0 0 RV W 31-24 A California
NR < NR Northwestern Big Ten 1-0 0 RV W 42-41 A Syracuse
NR < NR Rutgers Big East 1-0 0 RV W 24-12 A Tulane
NR < NR Texas Tech Big 12 1-0 0 RV W 44-6 H Northwestern State
NR < NR Vanderbilt SEC 0-1 0 RV L 17-13 H #9 South Carolina
NR < NR Virginia ACC 1-0 0 RV W 43-19 H Richmond
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 6 8.7 6063
Big 12 6 15.0 3986
Big Ten 5 14.6 3262
Pac-12 3 10.3 2861
ACC 3 11.0 2527
Ind 1 22.0 198
Big East 1 23.0 190

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- West Virginia makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 9/2/2008 poll (64 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Boise State's Top 25 streak ends at 62
- LSU's Top 25 streak reaches 50
- USC's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Oklahoma State ties Houston for #44
- South Carolina ties Northwestern and Arizona for #51

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.

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