2012 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

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Three human polls and one formula ranking make up the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) football rankings, in addition to various publications' preseason polls. Unlike most sports, college football's governing body, the NCAA, does not bestow a national championship title. That title is bestowed by one or more of four different polling agencies. There are two main weekly polls that begin in the preseason—the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll. Two additional polls are released midway through the season; the Harris Interactive Poll is released after the sixth week of the season, and the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings are released after the seventh week. The Harris Poll and Coaches Poll are factors in the BCS standings. At the end of the season, on Sunday, December 2, 2012, the BCS standings determine who plays in the BCS bowl games as well as the 2013 BCS National Championship Game on January 7, 2013, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Legend[edit]

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AP Poll[edit]

Preseason
Aug 18
Week 1
Sep 4
Week 2
Sep 9
Week 3
Sep 16
Week 4
Sep 23
Week 5
Sep 30
Week 6
Oct 7
Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14
Dec 2
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 8
1.USC (25)Alabama (1–0) (45)Alabama (2–0) (48)Alabama (3–0) (58)Alabama (4–0) (59)Alabama (5–0) (60)Alabama (5–0) (60)Alabama (6–0) (60)Alabama (7–0) (59)Alabama (8–0) (60)Alabama (9–0) (60)Oregon (10–0) (45)Notre Dame (11–0) (60)Notre Dame (12–0) (60)Notre Dame (12–0) (60)Alabama (13–1) (59)1.
2.Alabama (17)USC (1–0) (11)USC (2–0) (8)LSU (3–0) (2)Oregon (4–0)Oregon (5–0)Oregon (6–0)Oregon (6–0)Oregon (7–0)Oregon (8–0)Oregon (9–0)Kansas State (10–0) (14)Alabama (10–1)Alabama (11–1)Alabama (12–1)Oregon (12–1)2.
3.LSU (16)LSU (1–0) (4)LSU (2–0) (4)Oregon (3–0)LSU (5–0) (1)Florida State (5–0)South Carolina (6–0)Florida (6–0)Florida (7–0) (1)Kansas State (8–0)Kansas State (9–0)Notre Dame (10–0) (1)Georgia (10–1)Georgia (11–1)Ohio State (12–0)Ohio State (12–0)3.
4.Oklahoma (1)Oregon (1–0)Oregon (2–0)Florida State (3–0)Florida State (4–0)LSU (5–0)Florida (5–0)Kansas State (6–0)Kansas State (7–0)Notre Dame (8–0)Notre Dame (9–0)Alabama (9–1)Ohio State (11–0)Ohio State (12–0)Florida (11–1)Notre Dame (12–1)4.
5.OregonOklahoma (1–0)Florida State (2–0) тGeorgia (3–0)Georgia (4–0)Georgia (5–0)West Virginia (5–0)Notre Dame (6–0)Notre Dame (7–0)LSU (7–1)Georgia (8–1) тGeorgia (9–1)Oregon (10–1)Florida (11–1)Oregon (11–1)Georgia т (12–2)5.
6.GeorgiaFlorida State (1–0)Oklahoma (2–0) тOklahoma (2–0)South Carolina (4–0)South Carolina (5–0)Kansas State (5–0)LSU (6–1)LSU (7–1)Ohio State (9–0)Ohio State (10–0) тOhio State (10–0)Florida (10–1)Oregon (11–1)Georgia (11–2)Texas A&M т (11–2)6.
7.Florida StateGeorgia (1–0)Georgia (2–0)South Carolina (3–0)Kansas State (4–0)Kansas State (4–0)Notre Dame (5–0)Ohio State (7–0)Oregon State (6–0)Georgia (7–1)Florida (8–1)Florida (9–1)Kansas State (10–1)Kansas State (10–1)Kansas State (11–1)Stanford (12–2)7.
8.Michigan (1)Arkansas (1–0)South Carolina (2–0)West Virginia (2–0)Stanford (3–0)West Virginia (4–0)Ohio State (6–0)Oregon State (5–0)Oklahoma (5–1)Florida (7–1)Florida State (8–1)LSU (8–2)LSU (9–2)Stanford (10–2)Stanford (11–2)South Carolina (11–2)8.
9.South CarolinaSouth Carolina (1–0) тWest Virginia (1–0)Stanford (3–0)West Virginia (3–0)Notre Dame (4–0)LSU (5–1)South Carolina (6–1)Ohio State (8–0)Florida State (8–1)LSU (7–2)Texas A&M (8–2)Texas A&M (9–2)LSU (10–2)LSU (10–2)Florida (11–2)9.
10.ArkansasWest Virginia (1–0) тMichigan State (2–0)Clemson (3–0)Notre Dame (4–0)Florida (4–0)Oregon State (4–0)Oklahoma (4–1)USC (6–1)Clemson (7–1)Clemson (8–1)Florida State (9–1)Florida State (10–1)Texas A&M (10–2)Texas A&M (10–2)Florida State (12–2)10.
11.West VirginiaMichigan State (1–0)Clemson (2–0)Notre Dame (3–0)Florida (4–0)Texas (4–0)USC (4–1)USC (5–1)Florida State (7–1)South Carolina (7–2)Louisville (9–0)Clemson (9–1)Stanford (9–2)South Carolina (10–2)South Carolina (10–2)Clemson (11–2)11.
12.WisconsinClemson (1–0)Ohio State (2–0)Texas (3–0)Texas (3–0)Ohio State (5–0)Florida State (5–1)Florida State (6–1)Georgia (6–1)Louisville (8–0)South Carolina (7–2)South Carolina (8–2)Clemson (10–1)Oklahoma (9–2)Oklahoma (10–2)Kansas State (11–2)12.
13.Michigan StateWisconsin (1–0)Virginia Tech (2–0)USC (2–1)USC (3–1)USC (3–1)Oklahoma (3–1)Georgia (5–1)Mississippi State (7–0)Oregon State (6–1)Oregon State (7–1)Oklahoma (7–2)South Carolina (9–2)Florida State (10–2)Florida State (11–2)Louisville (11–2)13.
14.ClemsonOhio State (1–0)Texas (2–0)Florida (3–0)Ohio State (4–0)Oregon State (3–0)Georgia (5–1)Clemson (5–1)Clemson (6–1)Oklahoma (5–2)Oklahoma (6–2)Stanford (8–2)Oklahoma (8–2)Nebraska (10–2)Clemson (10–2)LSU (10–3)14.
15.TexasVirginia Tech (1–0)Kansas State (2–0)Kansas State (3–0)TCU (3–0)Clemson (4–1) тTexas (4–1)Mississippi State (5–0)Texas Tech (6–1)Stanford (6–2)Texas A&M (7–2)Oregon State (7–2)UCLA (9–2)Clemson (10–2)Oregon State (9–3)Oklahoma (10–3)15.
16.Virginia TechNebraska (1–0)TCU (1–0)Ohio State (3–0)Oklahoma (2–1)TCU (4–0) тClemson (5–1)Louisville (6–0)Louisville (7–0)Texas A&M (6–2)Stanford (7–2)Nebraska (8–2)Oregon State (8–2)Oregon State (8–3)Northern Illinois (12–1)Utah State (11–2)16.
17.NebraskaTexas (1–0)Michigan (1–1)TCU (2–0)Clemson (3–1)Oklahoma (2–1)Stanford (4–1)West Virginia (5–1)South Carolina (6–2)Mississippi State (7–1)UCLA (7–2)UCLA (8–2)Nebraska (9–2)UCLA (9–3)UCLA (9–4)Northwestern (10–3)17.
18.Ohio StateOklahoma State (1–0)Florida (2–0)Michigan (2–1)Oregon State (2–0)Stanford (3–1)Louisville (5–0)Texas Tech (5–1)Rutgers (7–0)USC (6–2)Nebraska (7–2)Texas (8–2)Texas (8–2)Kent State (11–1)Utah State (10–2)Boise State (11–2)18.
19.Oklahoma StateMichigan (0–1)Louisville (2–0)UCLA (3–0)Louisville (4–0)Louisville (5–0)Mississippi State (5–0)Rutgers (6–0)Stanford (5–2)Boise State (7–1)Louisiana Tech (8–1) тLouisiana Tech (9–1)Louisville (9–1)Northern Illinois (11–1)Michigan (8–4)Texas (9–4)19.
20.TCUTCU (0–0)Notre Dame (2–0)Louisville (3–0)Michigan State (3–1)Mississippi State (4–0)Rutgers (5–0)Texas A&M (5–1)Michigan (5–2)Texas Tech (6–2)Texas (7–2) тLouisville (9–1)Michigan (8–3)Utah State (10–2)Boise State (10–2)Oregon State (9–4)20.
21.StanfordKansas State (1–0)Stanford (2–0)Michigan State (2–1)Mississippi State (4–0)Nebraska (4–1)Cincinnati (4–0)Cincinnati (5–0)Boise State (6–1)Nebraska (6–2)USC (6–3)USC (7–3)Rutgers (9–1)Michigan (8–4)Northwestern (9–3)San Jose State (11–2)21.
22.Kansas StateNotre Dame (1–0)UCLA (2–0)Arizona (3–0)Nebraska (3–1)Rutgers (4–0)Texas A&M (4–1)Stanford (4–2)Texas A&M (5–2)Louisiana Tech (7–1)Mississippi State (7–2)Rutgers (8–1)Oklahoma State (7–3)Northwestern (9–3)Louisville (10–2)Northern Illinois (12–2)22.
23.FloridaLouisville (1–0)Tennessee (2–0)Mississippi State (3–0)Rutgers (4–0)Washington (3–1)Louisiana Tech (5–0)Michigan (4–2)Ohio (7–0)West Virginia (5–2)Toledo (8–1)Michigan (7–3) тKent State (10–1)Texas (8–3)Nebraska (10–3)Vanderbilt (9–4)23.
24.Boise StateFlorida (1–0)Arizona (2–0)Boise State (1–1)Boise State (2–1)Northwestern (5–0)Boise State (4–1)Boise State (5–1)Louisiana Tech (6–1)Arizona (5–3)Rutgers (7–1)Texas Tech (7–3) тNorthern Illinois (10–1)Oklahoma State (7–4)San Jose State (10–2)Michigan (8–5)24.
25.LouisvilleStanford (1–0)BYU (2–0)Nebraska (2–1)Baylor (3–0)UCLA (4–1)Michigan (3–2)Ohio (7–0)West Virginia (5–2)UCLA (6–2)Texas Tech (6–3)Kent State (9–1)
Boise State (9–2)Kent State (11–2)Nebraska (10–4)25.
Preseason
Aug 18
Week 1
Sep 4
Week 2
Sep 9
Week 3
Sep 16
Week 4
Sep 23
Week 5
Sep 30
Week 6
Oct 7
Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14
Dec 2
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 8
Dropped:
Boise State
Dropped:
  • Arkansas
  • Wisconsin
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma State
Dropped:
  • Virginia Tech
  • Tennessee
  • BYU
Dropped:
  • Arizona
  • Michigan
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • Michigan State
  • Boise State
  • Baylor
Dropped:
  • TCU
  • Nebraska
  • Washington
  • Northwestern
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • Texas
  • Louisiana Tech
Dropped:
Cincinnati
Dropped:
  • Rutgers
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
Dropped:
  • Boise State
  • West Virginia
  • Arizona
Dropped:
  • Mississippi State
  • Toledo
Dropped:
  • Louisiana Tech
  • USC
  • Texas Tech
Dropped:
  • Louisville
  • Rutgers
  • Mississippi State
Dropped:
  • Texas
  • Oklahoma State
Dropped:
  • UCLA
  • Kent State

Coaches' Poll[edit]

Preseason
Aug 2
Week 1
Sep 4
Week 2
Sep 9
Week 3
Sep 16
Week 4
Sep 23
Week 5
Sep 30
Week 6
Oct 7
Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14
Dec 2
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 8
1.LSU (18)Alabama (1–0) (37)Alabama (2–0) (42)Alabama (3–0) (54)Alabama (4–0) (57)Alabama (5–0) (57)Alabama (5–0) (58)Alabama (6–0) (59)Alabama (7–0) (59)Alabama (8–0) (59)Alabama (9–0) (59)Oregon (10–0) (44)Notre Dame (11–0) (56)Notre Dame (12–0) (56)Notre Dame (12–0) (56)Alabama (13–1) (56)1.
2.Alabama (20)USC (1–0) (14)LSU (2–0) (5)LSU (3–0) (5)Oregon (4–0)Oregon (5–0)Oregon (6–0) (1)Oregon (6–0)Oregon (7–0)Oregon (8–0)Oregon (9–0)Kansas State (10–0) (14)Alabama (10–1) (2)Alabama (11–1) (2)Alabama (12–1) (3)Oregon (12–1)2.
3.USC (19)LSU (1–0) (7)USC (2–0) (11)Oregon (3–0)LSU (4–0) (1)LSU (5–0) (1)South Carolina (6–0)Kansas State (6–0)Florida (7–0)Kansas State (8–0)Kansas State (9–0)Notre Dame (10–0) (1)Georgia (10–1) (1)Georgia (11–1) (1)Oregon (11–1)Notre Dame (12–1)3.
4.Oklahoma (1)Oregon (1–0) (1)Oregon (2–0) (1)Florida State (3–0)Florida State (4–0) (1)Florida State (5–0) (1)West Virginia (5–0)Florida (6–0)Kansas State (7–0)Notre Dame (8–0)Notre Dame (9–0)Georgia (9–1)Oregon (10–1)Oregon (11–1)Florida (11–1)Georgia (12–2)4.
5.OregonOklahoma (1–0)Oklahoma (2–0)Oklahoma (2–0)Georgia (4–0)Georgia (5–0)Kansas State (5–0)Notre Dame (6–0)Notre Dame (7–0)LSU (7–1)Georgia (8–1)Alabama (9–1)Florida State (10–1)Florida (11–1)Georgia (11–2)Texas A&M (11–2)5.
6.GeorgiaFlorida State (1–0)Florida State (2–0)Georgia (3–0)South Carolina (4–0)South Carolina (5–0)Notre Dame (5–0)LSU (6–1)LSU (7–1)Georgia (7–1)Florida State (8–1)Florida State (9–1)Florida (10–1)LSU (10–2)Kansas State (11–1)Stanford (12–2)6.
7.Florida State (1)Georgia (1–0)Georgia (2–0)West Virginia (2–0)West Virginia (3–0)West Virginia (4–0)Florida (5–0)Oklahoma (4–1)Oklahoma (5–1)Florida State (8–1)Florida (8–1)Florida (9–1)LSU (9–2)Kansas State (10–1)LSU (10–2)South Carolina (11–2)7.
8.MichiganWest Virginia (1–0)West Virginia (1–0)South Carolina (3–0)Kansas State (4–0)Kansas State (4–0)LSU (5–1)South Carolina (6–1)USC (6–1)Florida (7–1)Clemson (8–1)LSU (8–2)Kansas State (10–1)Texas A&M (10–2)Stanford (11–2)Florida State (12–2)8.
9.South CarolinaSouth Carolina (1–0)South Carolina (2–0)Clemson (3–0)Stanford (3–0)Texas (4–0)USC (4–1)USC (5–1)Oregon State (6–0)Clemson (7–1)LSU (7–2)Clemson (9–1)Clemson (10–1)Stanford (10–2)Texas A&M (10–2)Clemson (11–2)9.
10.ArkansasArkansas (1–0)Michigan State (2–0)Texas (3–0)Texas (3–0)Notre Dame (4–0)Oklahoma (3–1)Florida State (6–1)Florida State (7–1)Louisville (8–0)Louisville (9–0)Texas A&M (8–2)Texas A&M (9–2)South Carolina (10–2)South Carolina (10–2)Florida (11–2)10.
11.West VirginiaMichigan State (1–0)Clemson (2–0)Stanford (3–0)Notre Dame (4–0)Florida (4–0)Florida State (5–1)Oregon State (5–0)Georgia (6–1)South Carolina (7–2)South Carolina (7–2)South Carolina (8–2)Stanford (9–2)Oklahoma (9–2)Oklahoma (10–2)Kansas State (11–2)11.
12.WisconsinClemson (1–0)Texas (2–0)USC (2–1)Florida (4–0)USC (3–1)Georgia (5–1)Georgia (5–1)Mississippi State (7–0)Oklahoma (5–2)Oregon State (7–1)Oklahoma (7–2)South Carolina (9–2)Florida State (10–2)Florida State (11–2)LSU (10–3)12.
13.Michigan StateWisconsin (1–0)Virginia Tech (2–0)Kansas State (3–0)USC (3–1)TCU (4–0)Clemson (5–1)Clemson (5–1)Clemson (6–1)Oregon State (6–1)Oklahoma (6–2)Stanford (8–2)Oklahoma (8–2)Nebraska (10–2)Clemson (10–2)Louisville (11–2)13.
14.ClemsonNebraska (1–0)Kansas State (2–0)Florida (3–0)TCU (3–0)Oklahoma (2–1)Oregon State (4–0)Louisville (6–0)Louisville (7–0)Boise State (7–1)Texas A&M (7–2)Nebraska (8–2)Nebraska (9–2)Clemson (10–2)Oregon State (9–3)Boise State (11–2)14.
15.TexasTexas (1–0)TCU (2–0)Notre Dame (3–0)Oklahoma (2–1)Clemson (4–1)Texas (4–1)West Virginia (5–1)Rutgers (7–0)Stanford (6–2)Stanford (7–2)Texas (8–2)Texas (8–2)Boise State (9–2)Boise State (10–2)Oklahoma (10–3)15.
16.NebraskaOklahoma State (1–0)Stanford (2–0)TCU (2–0)Clemson (3–1)Louisville (5–0)Louisville (5–0)Mississippi State (6–0)South Carolina (6–2)Texas A&M (6–2)Nebraska (7–2)UCLA (8–2)UCLA (9–2)UCLA (9–3)Northern Illinois (12–1)Northwestern (10–3)16.
17.TCUTCU (0–0)Florida (2–0)Michigan (2–1)Louisville (4–0)Oregon State (3–0)Stanford (4–1)Rutgers (6–0)Texas Tech (6–1)USC (6–2)Texas (7–2)Oregon State (7–2)Oregon State (8–2)Oregon State (8–3)Northwestern (9–3)Utah State (11–2)17.
18.StanfordVirginia Tech (1–0)Michigan (1–1)Louisville (3–0)Michigan State (3–1)Stanford (3–1)Mississippi State (5–0)Cincinnati (5–0)Boise State (6–1)Mississippi State (7–1)Louisiana Tech (8–1)Louisville (9–1)Louisville (9–1)Northern Illinois (11–1)Louisville (10–2)Texas (9–4)18.
19.Oklahoma StateMichigan (0–1)Notre Dame (2–0)UCLA (3–0)Mississippi State (4–0)Mississippi State (4–0)Rutgers (5–0)Texas A&M (5–1)Stanford (5–2)West Virginia (5–2)UCLA (7–2)Louisiana Tech (9–1)Rutgers (9–1)Kent State (11–1)UCLA (9–4)Oregon State (9–4)19.
20.Virginia TechKansas State (1–0)Louisville (2–0)Michigan State (2–1)Nebraska (3–1)Nebraska (4–1)Cincinnati (4–0)Texas Tech (5–1)Michigan (5–2)Texas Tech (6–2)Rutgers (7–1)Rutgers (8–1)Michigan (8–3)Northwestern (9–3)Utah State (10–2)Vanderbilt (9–4)20.
21.Kansas StateStanford (1–0)Arkansas (1–1)Arizona (3–0)Oregon State (2–0)Rutgers (4–1)Texas A&M (4–1)TCU (5–1)Texas A&M (5–2)Nebraska (6–2)Northwestern (7–2)USC (7–3)Oklahoma State (7–3)Texas (8–3)Nebraska (10–3)San Jose State (11–2)21.
22.Boise StateNotre Dame (1–0)Wisconsin (1–1)Nebraska (2–1)Oklahoma State (2–1)Northwestern (5–0)Boise State (4–1)Boise State (5–1)West Virginia (5–2)Texas (6–2)USC (6–3)Boise State (8–2)Boise State (9–2)Utah State (10–2)Michigan (8–4)Cincinnati (10–3)22.
23.FloridaFlorida (1–0)UCLA (2–0)Mississippi State (3–0)Wisconsin (3–1)Cincinnati (3–0)TCU (4–1)Stanford (4–2)Ohio (7–0)Louisiana Tech (7–1)Mississippi State (7–2)Michigan (7–3)Northern Illinois (10–1)Louisville (9–2)Wisconsin (8–5)Nebraska (10–4)23.
24.Notre DameLouisville (1–0)Nebraska (1–1)Wisconsin (2–1)Baylor 3–0Texas Tech (4–0)Louisiana Tech (5–0)Arizona State (5–1)Texas (5–2)Oklahoma State (5–2)Boise State (7–2)Oklahoma State (6–3)Mississippi State (8–3)Michigan (8–4)San Jose State (10–2)Northern Illinois (12–2)24.
25.AuburnBoise State (0–1)Arizona (2–0)Oklahoma State (2–1)
  • Rutgers (4–0) т
  • Virginia Tech (3–1) т
Boise State (3–1)Iowa State 4–1Michigan (4–2)Wisconsin (6–2)Rutgers (7–1)Toledo (8–1)Texas Tech (7–3)Kent State (10–1)Rutgers (9–2)Texas (8–4)Tulsa (11–3)25.
Preseason
Aug 2
Week 1
Sep 4
Week 2
Sep 9
Week 3
Sep 16
Week 4
Sep 23
Week 5
Sep 30
Week 6
Oct 7
Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14
Dec 2
Week 15 (Final)
Jan 8
Dropped:
Auburn
Dropped:
  • Boise State
  • Oklahoma State
Dropped:
  • Virginia Tech
  • Arkansas
Dropped:
  • Arizona
  • Michigan
  • UCLA
Dropped:
  • Michigan State
  • Oklahoma State
  • Wisconsin
  • Baylor
  • Virginia Tech
Dropped:
  • Nebraska
  • Northwestern
  • Texas Tech
Dropped:
  • Texas
  • Louisiana Tech
  • Iowa State
Dropped:
  • Cincinnati
  • TCU
  • Arizona State
Dropped:
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin
Dropped:
  • West Virginia
  • Texas Tech
  • Oklahoma State
Dropped:
  • Northwestern
  • Mississippi State
  • Toledo
Dropped:
  • Louisiana Tech
  • USC
  • Texas Tech
Dropped:
  • Oklahoma State
  • Mississippi State
Dropped:
  • Kent State
  • Rutgers
Dropped:
  • UCLA
  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin

Harris Interactive Poll[edit]

Week 6
Oct 7
Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 2
1.Alabama (5–0) (108)Alabama (6–0) (110)Alabama (7–0) (109)Alabama (8–0) (109)Alabama (9–0) (108)Oregon (10–0) (90)Notre Dame (11–0) (107)Notre Dame (12–0) (109)Notre Dame (12–0) (106)1.
2.Oregon (6–0) (5)Oregon (6–0) (5)Oregon (7–0) (5)Oregon (8–0) (5)Oregon (9–0) (6)Kansas State (10–0) (23)Alabama (10–1) (8)Alabama (11–1) (6)Alabama (12–1) (9)2.
3.South Carolina (6–0)Florida (6–0)Florida (7–0) (1)Kansas State (8–0) (1)Kansas State (9–0) (1)Notre Dame (10–0) (1)Georgia (10–1)Georgia (11–1)Oregon (11–1)3.
4.West Virginia (5–0)Kansas State (6–0)Kansas State (7–0)Notre Dame (8–0)Notre Dame (9–0)Alabama (9–1) (1)Oregon (10–1)Oregon (11–1)Florida (11–1)4.
5.Kansas State (5–0)Notre Dame (6–0)Notre Dame (7–0)LSU (7–1)Georgia (8–1)Georgia (9–1)Florida (10–1)Florida (11–1)Georgia (11–2)5.
6.Florida (5–0)LSU (6–1)LSU (7–1)Georgia (7–1)Florida State (8–1)Florida State (9–1)Florida State (10–1)Kansas State (10–1)Kansas State (11–1)6.
7.Notre Dame (5–0)South Carolina (6–1)Oklahoma (5–1)Florida State (8–1)Florida (8–1)Florida (9–1)Kansas State (10–1)LSU (10–2)Stanford (11–2)7.
8.LSU (5–1)Florida State (6–1)Oregon State (6–0)Florida (7–1)LSU (7–2)LSU (8–2)LSU (9–2)Stanford (10–2)LSU (10–2)8.
9.Florida State (5–1)Oklahoma (4–1)USC (6–1)Clemson (7–1)Clemson (8–1)Clemson (9–1)Clemson (10–1)Texas A&M (10–2)Texas A&M (10–2)9.
10.USC (4–1)Oregon State (5–0)Florida State (7–1)Louisville (7–1)Louisville (9–0)Texas A&M (8–2)Texas A&M (9–2)South Carolina (10–2)South Carolina (10–2)10.
11.Georgia (5–1)USC (5–1)Georgia (6–1)South Carolina (7–2)South Carolina (7–2)South Carolina (8–2)Stanford (9–2)Oklahoma (9–2)Oklahoma (10–2)11.
12.Oregon State (4–0)Georgia (5–1)Mississippi State (7–0)Oklahoma (5–2)Oregon State (7–1)Oklahoma (7–2)South Carolina (9–2)Florida State (10–2)Florida State (11–2)12.
13.Oklahoma (3–1)Clemson (5–1)Clemson (6–1)Oregon State (6–1)Oklahoma (6–2)Stanford (8–2)Oklahoma (8–2)Nebraska (10–2)Clemson (10–2)13.
14.Clemson (5–1)Mississippi State (6–0)Louisville (7–0)Stanford (6–2)Stanford (7–2)Nebraska (8–2)Nebraska (9–2)Clemson (10–2)Oregon State (9–3)14.
15.Texas (4–1)West Virginia (5–1)Rutgers (7–0)Mississippi State (7–1)Texas A&M (7–2)Texas (8–2)Oregon State (8–2)Oregon State (8–3)Boise State (10–2)15.
16.Stanford (4–1)Louisville (6–0)South Carolina (6–2)USC (6–2)Nebraska (7–2)Oregon State (7–2)UCLA (9–2)UCLA (9–3)Northern Illinois (12–1)16.
17.Mississippi State (5–0)Rutgers (6–0)Texas Tech (6–1)Boise State (7–1)Texas (7–2)Louisville (9–1)Texas (8–2)Boise State (9–2)UCLA (9–4)17.
18.Louisville (5–0)Cincinnati (5–0)Stanford (5–2)Texas A&M (6–2)USC (6–3)USC (7–3)Louisville (9–1)Kent State (11–1)Nebraska (10–3)18.
19.Rutgers (5–0)Texas A&M (5–1)Boise State (6–1)Texas Tech (6–2)Louisiana Tech (8–1)UCLA (8–2)Rutgers (9–1)Northern Illinois (11–1)Louisville (10–2)19.
20.Cincinnati (4–0)Stanford (4–2)Michigan (5–2)West Virginia (5–2)Mississippi State (7–2)Louisiana Tech (9–1)Michigan (8–3)Texas (8–3)Northwestern (9–3)20.
21.TCU (4–1)Texas Tech (5–1)Texas A&M (5–2)Nebraska (6–2)UCLA (7–2)Rutgers (8–1)Boise State (9–2)Northwestern (9–3)Utah State (10–2)21.
22.Boise State (4–1)TCU (5–1)West Virginia (5–2)Texas (6–2)Rutgers (7–1)Texas Tech (7–3)Oklahoma State (7–3)Utah State (10–2)Michigan (8–4)22.
23.Texas A&M (4–1)Boise State (5–1)Ohio (7–0)Rutgers (7–1)Boise State (7–2)Boise State (8–2)Mississippi State (8–3)Michigan (8–4)Kent State (11–2)23.
24.Louisiana Tech (5–0)Arizona State (5–1)Texas (5–2)Louisiana Tech (7–1)Northwestern (7–2)Michigan (7–3)Northern Illinois (10–1)Louisville (9–2)Texas (8–4)24.
25.Iowa State (4–1)Texas (4–2)TCU (5–2)Oklahoma State (5–2)Texas Tech (6–3)Mississippi State (7–3)Kent State (10–1)Oklahoma State (7–4)Wisconsin (8–5)25.
Week 6
Oct 7
Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 2
Dropped:
  • Louisiana Tech
  • Iowa State
Dropped:
  • Cincinnati
  • Arizona State
Dropped:
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • TCU
Dropped:
  • West Virginia
  • Oklahoma State
Dropped:
Northwestern
Dropped:
  • USC
  • Louisiana Tech
  • Texas Tech
Dropped:
  • Rutgers
  • Mississippi State
Dropped:
Oklahoma State

BCS Standings[edit]

Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 2
1.Alabama (6–9)Alabama (7–0)Alabama (8–0)Alabama (9–0)Kansas State (10–0)Notre Dame (11–0)Notre Dame (12–0)Notre Dame (12–0)1.
2.Florida (6–0)Florida (7–0)Kansas State (8–0)Kansas State (9–0)Oregon (10–0)Alabama (10–1)Alabama (11–1)Alabama (12–1)2.
3.Oregon (6–0)Kansas State (7–0)Notre Dame (8–0)Oregon (9–0)Notre Dame (10–0)Georgia (10–1)Georgia (11–1)Florida (11–1)3.
4.Kansas State (6–0)Oregon (7–0)Oregon (8–0)Notre Dame (9–0)Alabama (9–1)Florida (10–1)Florida (11–1)Oregon (11–1)4.
5.Notre Dame (6–0)Notre Dame (7–0)LSU (7–1)Georgia (8–1)Georgia (9–1)Oregon (10–1)Oregon (11–1)Kansas State (11–1)5.
6.LSU (6–1)LSU (7–1)Georgia (7–1)Florida (8–1)Florida (9–1)Kansas State (10–1)Kansas State (10–1)Stanford (11–2)6.
7.South Carolina (6–1)Oregon State (6–0)Florida (7–1)LSU (7–2)LSU (8–2)LSU (9–2)LSU (10–2)Georgia (11–2)7.
8.Oregon State (6–0)Oklahoma (5–1)South Carolina (7–2)South Carolina (7–2)Texas A&M (8–2)Stanford (9–2)Stanford (10–2)LSU (10–2)8.
9.Oklahoma (4–1)USC (6–1)Florida State (8–1)Louisville (9–0)South Carolina (8–2)Texas A&M (9–2)Texas A&M (10–2)Texas A&M (10–2)9.
10.USC (5–1)Georgia (6–1)Louisville (8–0)Florida State (8–1)Florida State (9–1)Florida State (10–1)South Carolina (10–2)South Carolina (10–2)10.
11.Georgia (5–1)Mississippi State (7–0)Oregon State (6–1)Oregon State (7–1)Clemson (9–1)Clemson (10–1)Oklahoma (9–2)Oklahoma (10–2)11.
12.Mississippi State (6–0)Florida State (7–1)Oklahoma (5–2)Oklahoma (6–2)Oklahoma (7–2)South Carolina (9–2)Nebraska (10–2)Florida State (11–2)12.
13.West Virginia (5–1)South Carolina (6–2)Clemson (7–1)Clemson (8–1)Stanford (8–2)Oklahoma (8–2)Florida State (10–2)Oregon State (9–3)13.
14.Florida State (6–1)Texas Tech (6–1)Stanford (6–2)Stanford (7–2)Nebraska (8–2)Nebraska (9–2)Clemson (10–2)Clemson (10–2)14.
15.Rutgers (6–0)Rutgers (7–0)Mississippi State (7–1)Texas A&M (7–2)Texas (8–2)Oregon State (8–2)Oregon State (8–3)Northern Illinois (12–1)15.
16.Louisville (6–0)Louisville (7–0)Texas A&M (6–2)Nebraska (7–2)Oregon State (7–2)Texas (8–2)UCLA (9–3)Nebraska (10–3)16.
17.Texas Tech (5–1)Stanford (5–2)USC (6–2)Texas (7–2)UCLA (8–2)UCLA (9–2)Kent State (11–1)UCLA (9–4)17.
18.Texas A&M (5–1)Clemson (6–1)Texas Tech (6–2)UCLA (7–2)USC (7–3)Rutgers (9–1)Texas (8–3)Michigan (8–4)18.
19.Clemson (5–1)West Virginia (5–2)Boise State (7–1)USC (6–3)Louisville (9–1)Michigan (8–3)Michigan (8–4)Boise State (10–2)19.
20.Stanford (4–2)Texas A&M (5–2)Nebraska (6–2)Louisiana Tech (8–1)Louisiana Tech (9–1)Louisville (9–1)Boise State (9–2)Northwestern (9–3)20.
21.Cincinnati (5–0)Boise State (6–1)West Virginia (5–2)Mississippi State (7–2)Michigan (7–3)Oklahoma State (7–3)Northern Illinois (11–1)Louisville (10–2)21.
22.Boise State (5–1)Michigan (5–2)Arizona (5–3)Texas Tech (6–3)Rutgers (8–1)Boise State (9–2)Northwestern (9–3)Utah State (10–2)22.
23.TCU (5–1)Texas (5–2)Texas (6–2)Rutgers (7–1)Texas Tech (7–3)Kent State (10–1)Oklahoma State (7–4)Texas (8–4)23.
24.Iowa State (4–2)Ohio (7–0)Oklahoma State (5–2)Northwestern (7–2)Oklahoma State (6–3)Arizona (7–4)Utah State (10–2)San Jose State (10–2)24.
25.Texas (4–2)Wisconsin (6–2)Louisiana Tech (7–1)Toledo (8–1)Washington (6–4)Washington (7–4)San Jose State (10–2)Kent State (11–2)25.
Week 7
Oct 14
Week 8
Oct 21
Week 9
Oct 28
Week 10
Nov 4
Week 11
Nov 11
Week 12
Nov 18
Week 13
Nov 25
Week 14 (Final)
Dec 2
Dropped:
  • Cincinnati
  • TCU
  • Iowa State
Dropped:
  • Rutgers
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin
Dropped:
  • West Virginia
  • Arizona
  • Oklahoma State
  • Boise State
Dropped:
  • Mississippi State
  • Toledo
  • Northwestern
Dropped:
  • USC
  • Louisiana Tech
  • Texas Tech
Dropped:
  • Rutgers
  • Louisville
  • Arizona
  • Washington
Dropped:
Oklahoma State

References[edit]