News Column

Texas A&M Ties Georgia for 5th in AP Football Poll

Jan. 8, 2013

Robert Cessna, The Eagle

Texas A&M tied Georgia for No. 5 in the final Associated Press Top 25 college football poll. The Aggies received 1,230 points. Not bad since A&M received only five points in the preseason poll which was good for 36th.

Other teams that made big moves this season were: No. 3 Ohio State (No. 18 preseason), No. 4 Notre Dame (No. 26 preseason), No. 7 Stanford (No. 21 preseason), No. 9 Florida (No. 23 preseason), No. 12 Kansas State (No. 12 preseason), No. 13 Louisville (No. 25 preseason), No 16 Utah State (no votes); No. 17 Northwestern (no votes); No. 20 Oregon State (no votes); 21, San Jose State (no votes); 22, N. Illinois (a 25-place vote, tied for 41st); No. 23 Vanderbilt (no votes).

Southern Cal, which was No. 1 in the preseason after a second vote knocked out LSU which dismissed Tyrann Mathieu, took the biggest fall and didn't get a vote. Other teams that took big falls were: No. 14 LSU (No. 3 preseason), No. 15 Oklahoma (No. 4 preseason); No. 24 Michigan (No. 8 preseason); unranked Arkansas (No. 10 preseason); unranked West Virginia (No. 11 preseason); No. 35 Wisconsin (No. 12 preseason); unranked Michigan State (No. 13 preseason); unranked Virginia Tech (No. 16 preseason); No. 33 TCU (No. 20 preseason);

AP FINAL RANKINGS

1

Alabama (59)

13-1

1475

2

Oregon

12-1

1358

3

Ohio State

12-0

1302

4

Notre Dame

12-1

1288

5

Georgia

12-2

1230

5

Texas A&M

11-2

1230

7

Stanford

12-2

1169

8

South Carolina

11-2

1038

9

Florida

11-2

933

10

Florida State

12-2

922

11

Clemson

11-2

889

12

Kansas State

11-2

871

13

Louisville

11-2

781

14

LSU

10-3

756

15

Oklahoma

10-3

615

16

Utah State

11-2

456

17

Northwestern

10-3

443

18

Boise State

11-2

419

19

Texas

9-4

358

20

Oregon State

9-4

303

21

San Jose State

11-2

243

22

Northern Illinois

12-2

227

23

Vanderbilt

9-4

180

24

Michigan

8-5

147

25

Nebraska

10-4

119

*Others receiving votes: Baylor 95, Penn State 90, Cincinnati 78, Oklahoma State 42, Tulsa 34, UCLA 31, Arkansas State 28, UCF 9, TCU 9, Wisconsin 6, North Dakota State 1

PRESEASON RANKINGS

1

USC (25)

0-0

1445

2

Alabama (17)

0-0

1411

3

LSU (16)

0-0

1402

4

Oklahoma (1)

0-0

1286

5

Oregon

0-0

1274

6

Georgia

0-0

1107

7

Florida State

0-0

1093

8

Michigan (1)

0-0

1000

9

South Carolina

0-0

994

10

Arkansas

0-0

963

11

West Virginia

0-0

856

12

Wisconsin

0-0

838

13

Michigan State

0-0

742

14

Clemson

0-0

615

15

Texas

0-0

569

16

Virginia Tech

0-0

548

17

Nebraska

0-0

485

18

Ohio State

0-0

474

19

Oklahoma State

0-0

430

20

TCU

0-0

397

21

Stanford

0-0

383

22

Kansas State

0-0

300

23

Florida

0-0

214

24

Boise State

0-0

212

25

Louisville

0-0

105

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 83, Washington 55, Auburn 53, North Carolina 32, Utah 30, Georgia Tech 25, Brigham Young 22, Tennessee 15, South Florida 11, Baylor 9, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Missouri 3, North Carolina State 3, Cincinnati 3, Houston 1, Louisiana Tech 1, Mississippi State 1, Northern Illinois 1



Source: (c)2013 The Eagle (Bryan, Texas) Distributed by MCT Information Services


Story Tools






HispanicBusiness.com Facebook Linkedin Twitter RSS Feed Email Alerts & Newsletters