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October 7, 2012 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 Alabama (60) SEC 5-0 1500 *1 DNP
2 < 2 Oregon Pac-12 6-0 1435 *2 W 52-21 H #23 Washington
3 < 6 South Carolina SEC 6-0 1359 3 W 35-7 H #5 Georgia
4 < 10 Florida SEC 5-0 1265 6 W 14-6 H #4 LSU
5 < 8 West Virginia Big 12 5-0 1260 4 W 48-45 A #11 Texas
6 < 7 Kansas State Big 12 5-0 1217 5 W 56-16 H Kansas
7 < 9 Notre Dame Ind 5-0 1176 7 W 41-3 N Miami (FL)
8 < 12 Ohio State Big Ten 6-0 1053 NR W 63-38 H #21 Nebraska
9 < 4 LSU SEC 5-1 938 8 L 14-6 A #10 Florida
10 < 14 Oregon State Pac-12 4-0 873 14 W 19-6 H Washington State
11 < 13 USC Pac-12 4-1 812 9 W 38-28 A Utah
12 < 3 Florida State ACC 5-1 800 11 L 17-16 A NC State
13 < 17 Oklahoma Big 12 3-1 756 10 W 41-20 A Texas Tech
14 < 5 Georgia SEC 5-1 733 12 L 35-7 A #6 South Carolina
15 < 11 Texas Big 12 4-1 711 15 L 48-45 H #8 West Virginia
16 < 15 Clemson ACC 5-1 657 13 W 47-31 H Georgia Tech
17 < 18 Stanford Pac-12 4-1 587 17 W 54-48 (1OT) H Arizona
18 < 19 Louisville Big East 5-0 494 16 DNP
19 < 20 Mississippi State SEC 5-0 450 18 W 27-14 A Kentucky
20 < 22 Rutgers Big East 5-0 331 19 W 19-3 H Connecticut
21 < NR Cincinnati Big East 4-0 205 20 W 52-14 H Miami (OH)
22 < NR Texas A&M SEC 4-1 153 21 W 30-27 A Mississippi
23 < NR Louisiana Tech WAC 5-0 129 24 W 58-31 H UNLV
24 < NR Boise State MWC 4-1 114 22 W 40-14 A Southern Miss
25 < NR Michigan Big Ten 3-2 82 RV W 44-13 A Purdue
RV < NR Ohio MAC 6-0 79 RV W 38-31 H Buffalo
RV < NR Baylor Big 12 3-1 62 RV DNP
RV < NR Iowa State Big 12 4-1 54 25 W 37-23 A #15 TCU
RV < 15 TCU Big 12 4-1 50 23 L 37-23 H Iowa State
RV < NR Michigan State Big Ten 4-2 49 RV W 31-27 A Indiana
RV < NR Arizona State Pac-12 4-1 39 RV DNP
RV < 23 Washington Pac-12 3-2 39 NR L 52-21 A #2 Oregon
RV < NR NC State ACC 4-2 17 RV W 17-16 H #3 Florida State
RV < 21 Nebraska Big Ten 4-2 5 RV L 63-38 A #12 Ohio State
RV < NR Arizona Pac-12 3-3 4 NR L 54-48 (1OT) A #18 Stanford
RV < NR Duke ACC 5-1 3 RV W 42-17 H Virginia
RV < NR Tennessee SEC 3-2 3 NR DNP
RV < NR Texas Tech Big 12 4-1 2 RV L 41-20 H #17 Oklahoma
RV < NR Tulsa C-USA 5-1 2 NR W 45-38 A Marshall
RV < 24 Northwestern Big Ten 5-1 1 RV L 39-28 A Penn State
RV < NR Penn State Big Ten 4-2 1 NR W 39-28 H #24 Northwestern
NR < NR California Pac-12 2-4 0 NR W 43-17 H #25 UCLA
NR < NR Fresno State MWC 4-2 0 NR W 28-7 A Colorado State
NR < NR Louisiana Sun Belt 4-1 0 RV W 41-13 H Tulane
NR < NR Louisiana Monroe Sun Belt 3-2 0 RV W 31-17 A Middle Tennessee
NR < NR Nevada MWC 5-1 0 RV W 35-28 (1OT) H Wyoming
NR < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 2-2 0 RV DNP
NR < NR San Jose State WAC 4-1 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Toledo MAC 5-1 0 RV W 50-35 H Central Michigan
NR < 25 UCLA Pac-12 4-2 0 NR L 43-17 A California
NR < NR Virginia Tech ACC 3-3 0 NR L 48-34 A North Carolina
NR < NR Western Kentucky Sun Belt 4-1 0 RV DNP
NR < NR Wisconsin Big Ten 4-2 0 RV W 31-14 H Illinois
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 7 10.3 6398
Big 12 4 9.8 3944
Pac-12 4 10.0 3707
Big East 3 19.7 1030
ACC 2 14.0 1457
Big Ten 2 16.5 1135
Ind 1 7.0 1176
WAC 1 23.0 129
MWC 1 24.0 114

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Florida makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 2010 preseason poll (37 polls)
- Louisiana Tech makes first appearance in the Top 25 -- and just the 2nd ever -- since the 11/21/1999 poll (207 polls)
- Ohio State makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the final 2010 poll (22 polls)
- Oregon State makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 8/26/2001 poll (185 polls)
- South Carolina makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 11/13/1984 poll (459 polls)
- Texas A&M makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 10/23/2011 poll (13 polls)
- West Virginia makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 11/25/2007 poll (73 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Clemson's Top 25 streak reaches 20
- Florida State's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- LSU's Top 5 streak ends at 22
- Oregon's Top 10 streak reaches 20
- TCU's Top 25 streak ends at 11
- West Virginia's Top 25 streak reaches 10

Total Appearances:
- Cincinnati ties several for #80
- Louisiana Tech ties several for #138

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)
  • Clicking on the team name will display the week-by-week ranking for that team.
  • 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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