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|
|23.||San Jose State||11-2||34|
Others Receiving Votes: Michigan 20, UCLA 11, Cincinnati 10, Oklahoma State 9, Wisconsin 9, Arkansas State 5, Tulsa 1, UCF 1