2012 College Football Rankings: AP Poll Puts Boise State At No. 8

The final AP Top 25 Poll is out and the Alabama Crimson Tide is the No. 1 team in the nation. The Crimson Tide received 55 first-place votes and 1,495 points. The LSU Tigers only dropped one spot after the loss in the National Title Game, but dreams of split national championship fell short. The Tigers picked up just one first-place vote and 1,425 points.

Related: LSU Vs. Alabama BCS Title Game

The Oklahoma St. Cowboys received four first-place votes and were just 26 points behind the Tigers. Arkansas finished out the top five. The Boise St. Broncos finished at No. 8, not moving from its previous AP ranking. The only other Mountain West team to finish in the top 25 was TCU Horned Frogs.

North Dakota State, the 2011 FCS national champions, received two votes in the final poll, and the team could probably compete at the FBS level.

Here is the final AP Top 25 Poll:

Rank Team Record Votes Prev
1 Alabama (55) 12-1 1,495 2
2 LSU (1) 13-1 1,425 1
3 Oklahoma State (4) 12-1 1,399 3
4 Oregon 12-2 1,250 6
5 Arkansas 11-2 1,198 7
6 USC 10-2 1,181 5
7 Stanford 11-2 1,167 4
8 Boise State 12-1 1,127 8
9 South Carolina 11-2 1,013 10
10 Wisconsin 11-3 905 9
11 Michigan State 11-3 873 12
12 Michigan 11-2 839 13
13 Baylor 10-3 780 15
14 TCU 11-2 653 16
15 Kansas State 10-3 621 11
16 Oklahoma 10-3 572 19
17 West Virginia 10-3 547 23
18 Houston 13-1 518 20
19 Georgia 10-4 439 18
20 Southern Miss 12-2 411 22
21 Virginia Tech 11-3 329 17
22 Clemson 10-4 188 14
23 Florida State 9-4 154 25
24 Nebraska 9-4 143 21
25 Cincinnati 10-3 103 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Brigham Young51, Auburn40, Northern Illinois33, Missouri23, Texas15, Rutgers3, Penn State2, North Dakota State2, Virginia1

For more on the Broncos, visit Boise State blog One Bronco Nation Under God. For more college football news and notes, visit SB Nation NCAA Football.

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