Monthly Archives: November 2012

Complete National Rankings; Every Team 1-124

So I decided for this installment of my top 25 to completely throw away any previous rankings, any pre-season expectations, and any conference bias. I just looked at what each team has done through this portion of the season, and judged each team solely on that. Sure, there will be the cases of where team A may have beaten team B and still be ranked behind them, but such is the way of things this late in the season.

I’m sure there will be a lot of disagreement. People may wonder how in the world I can have South Carolina as far down as 16 (losing your best player from a team who, other than the UGA win, hasn’t exactly been super impressive all year doesn’t scream top ten to me). Some may think I’m out of my mind for still considering Florida State ahead of Florida and LSU (aside from one horrible day against N.C. State, they’ve been rather impressive, very impressive, in every game they’ve played, including Clemson, in what has been the only subpar performance by Clemson all year) and deride me for SEC hate.

Some may question why USC is still in the top 15. Well, two close losses to two top ten teams can do that (so does a team still loaded with talent). Fact of the matter is, I think on a neutral field, if they line up tomorrow, USC probably beats anyone I have below them. Feel free to disagree.

And how on earth can I rank Vanderbilt so highly? Northwestern, South Carolina, and Florida will all tell you what a tough opponent the Commodores are. They could conceivably win their next three and finish the year 8-4. You don’t think an 8-4 SEC team deserves such a ranking?

Ohio was at one point a potential BCS buster and a feel good story for everyone. One loss, and now they’re ranked 71st? Yep, that’s when happens when you continuously struggle with inferior opponents, and then finally lose to one.

So let the bashing begin, and feel free to remind me what an idiot I am.

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. Kansas State
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Georgia
  6.  Florida State
  7.  Florida
  8.  LSU
  9. Oregon State
  10. Stanford
  11. Clemson
  12. Ohio State
  13. Texas A&M
  14. Oklahoma
  15. USC
  16. South Carolina
  17. Louisville
  18. UCLA
  19. Nebraska
  20. Louisiana Tech
  21. Penn State
  22. Texas
  23. Northwestern
  24. Oklahoma State
  25. Michigan
  26. Texas Tech
  27. Kent State
  28. Wisconsin
  29. Toledo
  30. Rutgers
  31. Washington
  32. TCU
  33. West Virginia
  34. Miami
  35. Arizona
  36. Vanderbilt
  37. Michigan State
  38. Mississippi State
  39. North Carolina
  40. Utah State
  41. Central Florida
  42. Cincinnati
  43. Boise State
  44. San Jose State
  45. Iowa State
  46. Ole Miss
  47. Arkansas
  48. Fresno State
  49. Arizona State
  50. San Diego State
  51. Tulsa
  52. Tennessee
  53. North Carolina State
  54. Navy
  55. Utah
  56. BYU
  57. Virginia Tech
  58. Troy
  59. Syracuse
  60. Nevada
  61. Baylor
  62. Iowa
  63. Pittsburgh
  64. Bowling Green
  65. Middle Tennessee State
  66. Northern Illinois
  67. Georgia Tech
  68. Ball State
  69. Duke
  70. Indiana
  71. Ohio
  72. Missouri
  73. Minnesota
  74. Miami Ohio
  75. North Texas
  76. Air Force
  77. Western Kentucky
  78. Arkansas State
  79. Wake Forest
  80. California
  81. East Carolina
  82. Louisiana
  83. Virginia
  84. Auburn
  85. Louisiana Monroe
  86. Temple
  87. Purdue
  88. South Florida
  89. Florida Atlantic
  90. SMU
  91. Illinois
  92. UConn
  93. Marshall
  94. Western Michigan
  95. Army
  96. Houston
  97. Boston College
  98. Central Michigan
  99. Kentucky
  100. Buffalo
  101. Maryland
  102. Kansas
  103. Rice
  104. Eastern Michigan
  105. Wyoming
  106. UTEP
  107. Colorado State
  108. Colorado
  109. Washington State
  110. Tulane
  111. UAB
  112. UNLV
  113. New Mexico
  114. Texas State
  115. Memphis
  116. Southern Miss
  117. Florida International
  118. Texas San Antonio
  119. South Alabama
  120. Hawaii
  121. Idaho
  122. New Mexico State
  123. Akron
  124. UMass

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