Atlantic Coast Convos 2012 Top 25: Final Regular Season Poll

After a Big Overtime Win in the MAC Title Game, NIU's Headed to the BCS

After a Big Overtime Win in the MAC Title Game, NIU’s Headed to the BCS

As is customary, we’ll be bringing you a new take on the top 25 teams in the country each Monday during the regular season. And on the final Saturday of the year, we ended up confirming what we all feared: a Notre Dame/Alabama title game that promises to be among the most haughty, pseudo-historical events you’ve ever witnessed. Disagree at all? Feel free to share that with us below (respectfully, of course).

Atlantic Coast Convos 2012 Top 25 (End of Regular Season)

1. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-0) (LW: 1) (First-place votes: 4)

2. Ohio State Buckeyes (12-0) (LW: 2)

3. Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1) (LW: 3)

4. Florida Gators (11-1) (LW: 6)

5. Oregon Ducks (11-1) (LW: 4)

6. Kansas State Wildcats (11-1) (LW: 7)

7. Georgia Bulldogs (11-2) (LW: 5)

8. Stanford Cardinal (11-2) (LW: 8)

9. LSU Tigers (10-2) (LW: 9)

10. Texas A&M Aggies (10-2) (LW: 10)

11. South Carolina Gamecocks (10-2) (LW: 11)

12. Oklahoma Sooners (9-2) (LW: 14)

13. Florida State Seminoles (11-2) (LW: 13)

14. Clemson Tigers (10-2) (LW: 15)

15. Northern Illinois Huskies (12-1) (LW: 19)

16. Oregon State Beavers (9-3) (LW: 18)

17. UCLA Bruins (9-4) (LW: 16)

18. Utah State Aggies (10-2) (LW: 20)

19. Louisville Cardinals (10-2) (LW: NR)

20. Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-3) (LW: 14)

21. Boise State Broncos (10-2) (LW: NR)

22. Northwestern Wildcats (9-3) (LW: 21)

23. Michigan Wolverines (8-4) (LW: 22)

24. Kent State Golden Flashes (11-2) (LW: 17)

25. Fresno State Bulldogs (9-3) (LW: 23)

Next Five: San Jose State, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Tulsa, Arkansas State

Per conference: SEC (5), Big Ten (4), Pac-12 (4), Big 12 (3), ACC (2), MAC (2), MWC (2), Big East (1), Independent (1), WAC (1)

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