Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; A general view of the BCS logo flanked by helmets for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Alabama Crimson Tide before the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Final Fansided Top 25 Has Alabama at No. 1

Alabama concludes the 2012 college football season atop the Fansided Top 25 poll. The Crimson Tide’s BCS championship rout of Notre Dame solidified its place among voters, though No. 2 Oregon did earn a single first place nod.

The Ducks are one of two Pac-12 teams in the final top five, joining conference champion Stanford. The SEC also landed two in the top five. Texas A&M’s Cotton Bowl romp against former conference mate Oklahoma propelled the Aggies to No. 3, their best ranking on the season. Rounding out the poll’s top tier is Ohio State. The nation’s sole unbeaten tied A&M for the third slot.

Surprise finishers Northwestern and Vanderbilt broke into the final poll. Baylor’s strong finish also propelled it into the rankings. No. 23 San Jose State makes for two WAC members to conclude the conference’s last campaign ranked. The Spartans joined No. 16 Utah State, one of the highest climbers between the last Fansided regular season poll and the season-ending tally.

Rank Team (1st Place Votes) Record Points
1. Alabama (10) 13-1 274
2. Oregon (1) 12-1 253
3t. Texas A&M 11-2 238
3t. Ohio State 12-0 238
5. Stanford 12-2 236
6. Notre Dame 12-1 224
7. Georgia 12-2 218
8. South Carolina 11-2 186
9. Florida 11-2 180
10. Florida State 12-2 179
11. Louisville 11-2 167
12. Clemson 11-2 164
13. Kansas State 11-2 147
14. LSU 10-3 122
15. Oklahoma 10-3 111
16. Utah State 11-2 96
17. Boise State 11-2 88
18. Northwestern 10-3 76
19. Texas 9-4 70
20. Oregon State 9-4 54
21. Northern Illinois 12-2 46
22. Vanderbilt 9-4 36
23. San Jose State 11-2 34
24. Baylor 8-5 28
25t. Nebraska 10-4 21
25t. Penn State 8-4 21

Others Receiving Votes: Michigan 20, UCLA 11, Cincinnati 10, Oklahoma State 9, Wisconsin 9, Arkansas State 5, Tulsa 1, UCF 1

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