Official Rant Sports College Football Top 25 Rankings- Week 1
Every Sunday we’ll be bringing you the Rant Sports College Football Top 25 as voted upon by our outstanding team of college football writers.
The Top 25 is calculated using an average of each writer’s positioning of the country’s top teams. Number one votes are in parentheses.
Here’s the Official Rant Sports College Football Top 25 Rankings for Week 1 of the 2012 season:
1. USC TROJANS (4)
2. ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE (4)
3. LSU TIGERS
4. OREGON DUCKS
5. FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
6. GEORGIA BULLDOGS
7. OKLAHOMA SOONERS
8. ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS
9. SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS
10. MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS
11. CLEMSON TIGERS
12. WISCONSIN BADGERS
13. WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS
14. TEXAS LONGHORNS
15. OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
16. NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS
17. VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES
18. OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS
19. TCU HORNED FROGS
20. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES
21. KANSAS STATE WILDCATS
22. STANFORD CARDINAL
23. FLORIDA GATORS
24. TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS
25. NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH
Others receiving votes: LOUISVILLE, BOISE STATE, UTAH, MIAMI (FL), OHIO, GEORGIA TECH, MISSISSIPPI ST., AUBURN, NORTH CAROLINA, MISSOURI
It was a close two-horse race at the top of the pack–as expected–between the nation’s obvious two powers, Alabama and USC, with the rest falling in behind.
Florida State made a strong debut in our poll at No. 5, and the Clemson Tigers were also a surprise team, finishing in at No. 11.
Michigan fell to 20 after their slaughter at the hands of the Alabama Crimson Tide, and Notre Dame cracked the Top 25 after a 50-10 thrashing of the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday morning in Dublin.
It was an eventful Week 1 in college football to say the least.
Make sure and check back here every Sunday for the Rant Sports College Football Top 25!
Kris Hughes is the College Football Network Manager for Rant Sports and a member of the Football Writers Association of America.
Kris is also the host of Rant Sports Radio on the Blog Talk Radio Network Wednesday evenings at 8 Central Time.
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