Final Football Top 25 Rankings

1Alabama College Football 2012 Team PreviewAlabamaAlabama proved on the field that they were the best team in 2012. That may hold true in 2013 too.3
2Ohio State College Football 2012 Team PreviewOhio StateLong, long ago everybody stopped thinking about the bowl ineligible Buckeyes, but they finished 12-0.2
3#5 Oregon Football 2012 PreviewOregonThe Ducks ended the year with a nice BCS Bowl win over Kansas State and their lone loss was against Stanford.4
4Notre Dame Football Top 25 RankingsNotre DameThe luck of the Irish ran out during the BCS Championship game, but the program is most certainly back.1
5Stanford College Football 2012 Team PreviewStanfordThe Cardinal won their last eight games of the season, including four straight wins over top 25 teams.7
6Georgia College Football 2012 Team PreviewGeorgiaQuarterback Aaron Murray is back to lead UGA to another SEC title game and more, so the Bulldogs hope.8
7Texas A&M College Football Top 25 RankingsTexas A&MThe Aggies have a lot to look forward to as Johnny Manziel looks to defend his Heisman Trophy.10
8South Carolina College Football 2012 Team PreviewSouth CarolinaWith losses to just LSU and Florida, who were ranked #1 and #2 at the time, South Carolina had a very good season.12
9Florida College Football 2012 Team PreviewFloridaFlorida laid an egg in the Sugar Bowl against Louisville, but this is a team that had higher hopes than the Sugar Bowl.5
10Kansas State College Football 2012 Team PreviewKansas StateEven with the loss to Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl, Kansas State may have been the story of the year.6
11Florida State College Football 2012 Team PreviewFlorida StateThe Seminoles had higher hopes than a bowl win over NIU. The win over Clemson was easily the best of the year.13
12Clemson College Football 2012 Team PreviewClemsonClemson finished up the season with a nice Chick-fil-A Bowl win over LSU and will battle it out with FSU again in '13.14
13Louisville College Football 2012 Top 25 RankingsLouisvilleLouisville played extremely well in the Sugar Bowl win over Florida, but that was the only ranked team they played.17
14LSU College Football 2012 Team Preview LSULSU ended the campaign with three losses. That may not happen again for quite some time.9
15Northwestern College Football Top 25 RankingsNorthwesternArguments could certainly be made for Nebraska, but the Wildcats had the second best season in the Big Ten.19
16Utah State Football Top 25 RankingsUtah StateUtah State usually dominated in 2012. But this year may be most remembered for Coach Anderson going to UW.22
17Oklahoma LogoOklahomaOklahoma failed to get a signature win this season and the blowout loss to TAMU will damper 2013 expectations.11
18Boise State College Football Top 25 RankingsBoise StateWith inexperience at quarterback, Boise State was not their usual self. But they still ended up 11-2 overall.23
19Northern Illinois Football Top 25 RankingsNorthern IllinoisInbetween an opening game loss to Iowa and an Orange Bowl loss to FSU, Northern Illinois reeled off 12 wins.15
20Texas College Football 2012 Team PreviewTexasBy Texas standards, the 2012 campaign is forgettable. However, a win over Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl was nice.25
21Oregon State College Football Top 25 RankingsOregon StateOregon State sputtered down the stretch but, with a 9 -4 record, it was a fairly successful season.16
22San Jose State College Football Top 25San Jose StateSJSU, along with USU and La Tech, formed a trio of very good teams in a conference that most had given up on too soon.NR
23Nebraska College Football Top 25 RankingsNebraskaIf we forgot about the last two games of the season, Nebraska had a great year. Instead, it was just a good year.18
24UCLA College Football Top 25 RankingsUCLAUCLA may have lost their last three contests, but this was a great building year for the Bruins.20
25Michigan College Football Top 25 RankingsMichiganThe Wolverines nearly pulled off a big upset over South Carolina in the bowl game. None of the losses were bad.21