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Football polls say Alabama clear No. 1

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 | 1:04 a.m. CST; updated 1:18 a.m. CST, Tuesday, January 10, 2012

NEW ORLEANS — Alabama split the games and swept the titles.

With a smothering display of old-school football, the No. 2 Crimson Tide blew out top-ranked Louisiana State 21-0 in the BCS championship game Monday night at the Superdome.

The Top Twenty Five

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  Recrd Pts Pv
1. Alabama (55) 12-1 1,495 2
2. LSU (1) 13-1 1,425 1
3. Oklahoma St. (4) 12-1 1,399 3
4. Oregon 12-2 1,250 6
5. Arkansas 11-2 1,198 7
6. Southern Cal 10-2 1,181 5
7. Stanford 11-2 1,167 4
8. Boise St. 12-1 1,127 8
9. South Carolina 11-2 1,013 10
10. Wisconsin 11-3 905 9
11. Michigan St. 11-3 873 12
12. Michigan 11-2 839 13
13. Baylor 10-3 780 15
14. TCU 11-2 653 16
15. Kansas St. 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 St. 9-4 154 25
24. Nebraska 9-4 143 21
25. Cincinnati 10-3 103 NR

Others receiving votes: BYU 51, Auburn 40, N. Illinois 33, Missouri 23, Texas 15, Rutgers 3, N. Dakota St. 2, Penn St. 2, Virginia 1.

 



Coach Nick Saban's Tide also moved into the top spot in the final Associated Press poll for the eighth time, tying Notre Dame for the most of any team in college football.

Alabama's victory easily offset the Tigers' 9-6 win on Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and gave it the top spot in the AP ranking to go along with the No. 1 ranking in the USA Today coaches' poll.

The Tide received 55 first-place votes and No. 2 LSU got one. Big 12 champion Oklahoma State (12-1) was No. 3 and received four first-place votes.

Oregon finished fourth and Arkansas was fifth, giving the SEC three of the top five teams in the country.


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